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Academic Dishonors

RockinRickOwen Wrote: Apr 17, 2014 7:42 AM
I would suggest the University change it's name from the German "Brandeis" to the French "Vichy." It would be more appropriate when they start paying the Muslim religious tax.
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Hillary Clinton Dodges A Shoe

RockinRickOwen Wrote: Apr 11, 2014 5:06 PM
I remember an episode of the Tick animated series in which the team was about to tackle a monster, and Big Blue sarcastically remarked "What are you going to do, throw a shoe at him?" Her response was to deride him a sexist pig. The next scene started with one of her shoes bouncing off the monster's head, and her frustration at NEITHER shoe having been effective.
The lands have been home to Arab tribes for over 3000 years, since the days of Ishmael, son of Abraham. On one hand, the Land has never, ever been ruled by native Arabs. First it was the Canaanites, then the Philistines and Israel, then the Assyrians and Babylonians, then the Persians, then the Greeks, then Israel (again), then Rome, then the Byzantine Empire, then the Caliphates, then the Crusaders, then more Muslim Arabs from elsewhere, then the Ottoman Turks, then the British, and now finally Israel for a third time. Gaza and the West Bank were never in "Palestinian" hands at all. In fact there were no Arabs self-identified as "Palestinian" until the 1960s. The great error on BOTH sides of the issue is that neither side wants to acknowledge that the Land is home to the other side.
In relation to what you've said here, it's "Palestinian" and Jordanian law that it's DEATH to sell property to a Jew, while in Israel, there are anti-discrimination laws, although according to one Israeli survey at least 70% of the Jews don't want to live next to an Arab. Can't say I blame them for that-it depends entirely on the kind of Arab one lives next to. Christian Arabs and pro-Israel Arabs respect their neighbor's property, while the rest simply don't. Your yard is where their garbage will go. Not kidding about that either--saw it with my own eyes.
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History's Greatest Event

RockinRickOwen Wrote: Apr 11, 2014 4:14 PM
I think we might apply C.S. Lewis' "trilemma" to the disciples with more success than when we use it in reference to Jesus. Unbelievers point out, correctly, that we have only the Bible's account that Jesus actually made a claim to being the Messiah/Son of God/Word Made Flesh. If a person doesn't believe in the Bible, they may or may not believe Jesus made that claim. However, it is utterly true that the disciples made that claim, and that at least is beyond doubt. So, are they liars, lunatics, or are they telling the truth? While the Zealots and the Gnostics of the time wallowed in excesses and deficiencies, a perusal of the New Testament and the writings of the Patriarchs shows early Christians to be dedicated. Although prone to squabbling, being dysfunctional humans, their works show a depth of contemplative thought and common sense not found among their peers. While it is not conceivable that they should die for something they know to be a lie, it isn't likely that such men were being delusional either. In contrast, Muslim terrorist groups are consistent about precisely one thing: an insane level of emotionalism, without moral restraint.
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Hillary Clinton Dodges A Shoe

RockinRickOwen Wrote: Apr 11, 2014 2:59 PM
There are many possibilities here. The odd thing was that it was a shoe. 1. Muslim. Apparently they like throwing shoes at people. Might explain a lack of identification by the media. 2. Karite Jew practicing the ancient Middle Eastern rite of the Kinsman Redeemer, at the wrong time and wrong place, and simply got carried away. Unlikely, but still. 3. Tea-Party Woman: Generally, the Ts are well behaved and practical. After you throw your shoe, you're not likely to get it back. What's the escape plan? 4. the Greek goddess Hera. It was Jason's shoe she threw. OK, not very likely, but still. Hey, we all feel fleeced right about now. 5. An Occupy-Wall Street/International Solidarity Movement person. This is my guess. They're most likely to be upset enough with Hillary over a variety of issues to imitate their "brethren in suffering." 6. It's a conspiracy: Hillary is trying to run for president, and being persecuted is a way to garner sympathy. She has done nothing presidential except get shot at or have shoes thrown at her. It's her "thing." 7. One of Bill's bimbos: as one of Bill's many trists, the woman was expressing her frustration at Hillary's holding on to "her man."
I believe that I have an insight on this issue that is unique here at Townhall, albeit imperfect. I actually lived on the Mount of Olives, in East (Arab) Jerusalem, for seven lonnnng years. Here's an interesting thing about "Palestinian" blame. The Arabs of East Jerusalem are rarely, if ever, granted building permits. Jews on the West Side (or from the West Side) are granted building permits all the time. The Arabs claim this is racist, at the very least. There is no just reason to discriminate against them, they claim. Except for the glaringly obvious reason. The Arab muslims in East Jerusalem eye-ball every angle as they build their three to four story steel-reinforced concrete buildings. While there is a certain aesthetic quality to some on the outside, and they're pristinely clean on the inside, you can sit down and slowly take in the architecture. None of the angles are quite right. Some of the buildings have corners sloping slightly outward. Thus, no honest building inspector in his right mind would ever grant these guys an occupation permit. It would be irresponsible. So just in this seemingly irrelevant area, the "Palestinian" character is revealed: they blame Israel for reacting reasonably to their stupidity. When the houses collapse in the next big earthquake, they'll probably blame Israel for that too.
If the Proglodytes are going for Christie's throat this much, this early in the game, he's the guy they're afraid of the most. The guy they're toting is Jeb. Back in 2012, Obama's goon squad picked off GOP candidates one by one, targeting everyone EXCEPT Romney. Mittens was only lambasted after becoming the Republican nominee. The Demorlocks WANTED Romney as an opponent, because they knew they could beat him. Now they want Jeb for the same reason. That's why Christie's my pick. Not because I agree with him 100%, but because he's the guy the bad guys are most afraid of.
So now our dopey political representatives are one step closer to being legally stupid.
"It's easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven." That's the quote. On the other hand, maybe it's another example of crony capitalism, an ill-fated attempt at marketing Camel cigarettes in the Middle East, where nobody wants to smell like such a beast.
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