Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mr. Potato Head Goes To Washington. Israel, whatever.

Withering take on Joe the Plumber Intrepid Journalist's increasingly overextended fifteen minutes Over There.

Pajamas TV is a right-wing blog whose mission statement includes “exposing both bias and deception by the typically liberal Main Stream Media”. And as Roger Simon, one of their contributors, argued that as the American press – yes, the American press – was obviously an extension of Hamas, only Joe the (previously passportless) Plumber could redress this grievous imbalance for the fact hungry nation....

(ETA: This was rather nice, also)

And then, when you've had a rueful snicker, there's a bunch of other articles there at Arab Comment; the most recent, found in the sidebar, are mostly about, well, Guess What Subject (unsurprisingly, right now, of course). Lots of writing from people who're actually intimately familiar with the Middle East, (including an Israeli or so) as in actually from and/or living in Israel or Palestine, or at least somewhere in the larger region, are versed in Israeli (for example) politics, links to other Middle Eastern news sources and blogs, that sort of thing.

So, jumping off from there, among various other places, right now I'm mostly just reading up on the current shitstorm in/on Gaza.

Slap my ass and call me internalized-anti-Semitic, but I will probably -not- be prioritizing some (other) random U.S. kibitzer's -seven- volumes' worth of thinky thoughts (purportedly) on the subject, no. Much less joining in on the ensuing discussion. I um, have an urgent appointment with a hairdresser and/or a spork.

There are a number of reasons that I haven't offered my own thinky thoughts. Arguably many of them not terribly noble.

That said, need it be said, this is rapidly becoming seriously FUBAR.


GallingGalla said...

Yeah, I've been duking it out over there.

Gawd, six more of these?

And he had two posts on Racialicious opining on how Clarence Thomas = Malcom X and educating Black people about conservative Blacks. Yeah, a white guy, educating Blacks about Blacks.

He does seem to have a talent for convincing / hypnotizing blog owners to let him post his fulminations.

I wanna sic Hugo on the guy.

belledame222 said...

What, he hasn't shown already? I'm shocked.

Kristin said...

I know, I keep waiting for Hugo to show up. This guy kinda reminds me of Hugo, in a way. Concern-trollish like.

DaisyDeadhead said...

righteous comments over there, Belle... excellence!!!

SEVEN? I had no bloody idea.

Here is what I wrote, and Schraub came over to ignore me on my own blog.... how does one DO that, exactly? (Read and learn!) He didn't pay any fucking attention to what I actually wrote, but I guess we should be used to that, after hundreds of comments on those posts, huh?

Dear God.

Clarence Thomas = Malcolm X

Ohhhh, please no.

CrackerLilo said...

Call me "elitist" all you want, but I prefer coverage by people who have gone to college to learn how it's done and can point to the general area of the world they're going to on an unmarked globe. I really hope seeing the fighting up close will knock some perspective into Joe the Not Even a Plumber, but I doubt it.

Clarence Thomas = Malcolm X? I'm suddenly feeling sick.

belledame222 said...

...How did the posts on Racialicious go?

How did I miss till now he -actually posted those- on Racialicious? I must have blanked it out.