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Commentary by Chip Bok |
URL of the original posting site: http://bokbluster.com/2017/09/28/cartoon-magazine-publisher-hugh-hefner-dies/
Hugh Hefner was a frustrated as a cartoonist, so he pursued other interests and founded Playboy magazine.
You probably only read Playboy for the fiction. But I read it for the cartoons. Hefner chose the cartoons for each issue.
Cartoon Magazine Publisher Hugh Hefner
I think he also chose the other pictures that appeared in his magazine. And he developed the “Playboy Philosophy” to help him with that task.
But the world of internet porn and political correctness made things difficult for Playboy. An obit in The Atlantic argues that what Playboy offered was “sanitized – Hefner wanted the centerfolds to exude clean-cut charm rather than exotic allure.”
What it should have offered was more cartoons.
Hef was 91 when he died on Wednesday.
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Linda Sarsour calls for Muslims to wage ‘jihad’ against Trump; “Our top priority … is to please Allah, and only Allah.”
Posted July 06, 2017 12:46 PM by Jordan Schachtel
URL of the original posting site: https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/linda-sarsour-calls-for-muslims-to-wage-jihad-against-trump
Linda Sarsour, a Hamas-tied and prominent Women’s March leader, Islamic supremacist, and anti-Semite, has called for a “jihad” (Islamic holy war) against President Trump.
Addressing the 54th Annual ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) Convention this past weekend, Sarsour delivered a 22-minute screed attacking the Trump administration and called on the Muslim community to unite against the White House.
Sarsour began the speech thanking her “favorite person in this room … Imam Siraj Wahhaj, who has been a mentor, motivator, and encourager of mine.” She does not mention that Wahhaj was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombings.
“Why sisters and brothers, why are we so unprepared. Why are we so afraid of this administration and the potential chaos that they will ensue on our community?” she said.
Then, in a particularly vague, yet terrifying, segment of her speech, Sarsour said, “I hope, that when we stand up to those who oppress our communities, that Allah accepts from us that as a form of jihad.”
“We are struggling against tyrants and rulers not only abroad … but here in the United States of America, where you have fascists and white supremacists and Islamophobes reigning in the White House,” she continued.
“When I wake up in the morning, and I remember who is sitting in the White House, I am outraged,” Sarsour exclaimed. “This is not normal, sisters and brothers. Those people sitting in the most powerful seats in this country, is not normal.”
She continued, calling upon Muslims to refuse to assimilate into America.
“Our number one and top priority is to protect and defend our community. It is not to assimilate and to please any other people in authority,” she said. “And our top priority … is to please Allah, and only Allah.”
Sarsour’s address was delivered in front of the nation’s largest Islamic advocacy group, one which has deep ties to extremism. Federal prosecutors have labeled the Islamic Society of North America as part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood network that was initially set up to raise funds for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.
The annual ISNA convention has often featured radical Islamists. In 2001, Anwar al-Awlaki (who later became the leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula), gave a keynote lecture on “tolerance.” The ISNA convention is consistently rife with anti-Semitism and serves as support for U.S.-designated terrorist organizations.
Those sharing the stage with Sarsour at this year’s convention included a Holocaust denier, multiple imams who support the death penalty for homosexuals, the daughter of a convicted terrorist, and others who say Muslims should never cooperate with law enforcement. One speaker has, in the past, threatened fellow Muslims with physical violence for cooperating with police.
An estimated 20,000 people attended this year’s convention in Rosemont, Ill.
Linda Sarsour alleges ‘right-wing Zionist’ media conspiracy
“Every right-wing Zionist outlet in the country engaged in coordinated attacks against me to discredit my leadership.”
Posted July 06, 2017 05:37 PM by Jordan Schachtel
URL of the original posting site: https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/linda-sarsour-alleges-right-wing-zionist-media-conspiracy
Video has surfaced of Women’s March organizer Linda Sarsour blaming a “coordinated,” “Zionist” plot to discredit her reputation. The speech, which had anti-Semitic overtones, was delivered at the same conference where she called for Muslims to commit to “jihad” against President Trump.
Sarsour explained to the crowd how she received blowback as a Women’s March organizer, proclaiming how proud she was to lead the march as a supporter of BDS, the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement.
She then alleged a coordinated right-wing smear campaign that seeks to damage her reputation.
“Every right-wing media outlet in the country. Every right-wing Zionist outlet in the country engaged in coordinated attacks against me to discredit my leadership,” Sarsour told the 54th Annual Islamic Society of North America Convention.
Sarsour added that she is thankful to have a platform as a Women’s March organizer and past keynote speaker at a City University of New York school, because it allows for her to continue to push for the boycott of Israel.
“There are people and Palestinians and solidarity activists who have been working on the issue of BDS for a long time,” Sarsour said. “Because I am privileged to have a platform, I have been able to have our country reckon with this conversation about what does it mean for a Muslim or a Palestinian-American to be part of the resistance, and to be working with allies who are now taking up the cause of BDS.”
Sarsour added that she refuses to condemn terrorism as a Muslim, because “terrorism should never be framed as a conversation that should be just had with Muslims in a country where white supremacists have killed more people since 9/11 than Muslims have.”
She later seemed to imply that U.S. foreign policy — not Muslim extremists — is responsible for terrorism.
“We have to get to the root of the problem when it comes to terrorism. The root of the problem doesn’t come from within the Muslim community – it comes from a politicized foreign policy of war on our people,” Sarsour added.
She revealed that she has “people on the inside” of Qatar state-run Al Jazeera who “can help frame those stories” to portray her side in a positive light.
That same weekend, Sarsour called for Muslims to resist Trump by utilizing the concept of “jihad.” She also said that Muslims should not assimilate into America and should focus only on pleasing “Allah.”
The Hamas-tied, Islamic supremacist Women’s March organizer shared a stage at the ISNA gathering with countless radical extremists.
Joe Scarborough’s co-host accused Donald Trump of undermining the media and implementing thought control —”That’s Our Job.”
In case you thought they didn’t know what they were doing, here’s Mika Brzezinski forthrightly stating on Morning Joe that the problem with Donald Trump attacking the media is that he is doing thought control, which is “our job.”
Here’s as transcript of the exchange, from grabien:
Joe Scarborough: “Exactly. That is exactly what I hear. What Yamiche said is what I hear from all the Trump supporters that I talk to who were Trump voters and are still Trump supporters. They go, ‘Yeah you guys are going crazy. He’s doing — what are you so surprised about? He is doing exactly what he said he is going to do.’”
Mika Brzezinski: “Well, I think that the dangerous, you know, edges here are that he is trying to undermine the media and trying to make up his own facts. And it could be that while unemployment and the economy worsens, he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think. And that, that is our job.”
Brzezinski thinks it is the media’s job to “actually control exactly what people think” and doesn’t even hide it!
According to grabien, “The comment failed to raise any eyebrows from her co-panelists.” Joe Scarborough also mentioned Donald Trump calling the media “the enemy of the people,” and claimed that using the phrase made him sound “like Mussolini or Lenin” and ” like a dictator in training.”
But by not objecting to Brzezinski’s claim that the media’s job is thought control, he has proven to anyone listening to his show that he, and the rest of the media, is indeed the enemy of the people! I think, for most Americans, an institution that believes it alone has the right to control people’s thoughts is, by definition, an enemy of the people. They want to enslave us and consider it their right to do so. And, if Donald Trump is doing “our job” by controlling thoughts, then he is also doing the media’s job by becoming a dictator. The media believes that the main problem with a dictator is that he usurps the media’s role in society to engage in though control.
Nothing is uglier than the media’s sense of entitlement. Media privilege is on display.
When this arrogance is taken seriously, it is impossible not to feel grateful for Donald Trump even if you disagree with him. The media monopoly has been broken by him! He has thus increased freedom of thought in America simply by offering an alternative account.
It seems to me that the media spends a lot more time accusing Donald Trump of violating media prerogatives rather than producing an argument that shows why he is wrong. They seem more concerned with the fact Donald Trump dares to disagree with them more than with the substance of what he says. As a result, they make Trump look like a hero—a champion for freedom of thought against the media monolith. They are effectively campaigning for Trump’s reelection.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Joe Scudder
Joe Scudder is the “nom de plume” (or “nom de guerre”) of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.
Authored By: Chris Pandolfo | February 16, 2017
Conservative Review Senior Editor Michelle Malkin appeared On “Fox & Friends” Thursday morning, excoriating the mainstream media “circus clowns” for their blatantly biased coverage of President Trump — especially in comparison to President Obama.
Reporting on Obama’s scandals “was a full-employment act for me over the last eight years!” Malkin said.
Malkin noted that the Obama administration had four nominees withdraw their nominations in the first 100 days, based on everything from tax problems to national security problems.
“Obama had nominated a national intelligence head who was a Saudi-funded shill!” Malkin claimed. Where was the mainstream media then?
Malkin also discussed the “ripping families apart” narrative of the “open-borders media,” which have been slandering President Trump and his immigration policies. But as big a problem that illegal immigration and crime is in America, Malkin made sure to note that refugees “exploiting their so-called political and economic persecution status” is an absolute crisis throughout Europe.
There are nine episodes coming up on CRTV’s “Michelle Malkin Investigates,” she told the “Fox & Friends” crew. And that includes a look into the atrocious rape refugee crisis going on in Europe that “no one wants to talk about,” said Malkin.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in Politics and Economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are Conservative Political Philosophy, the American Founding, and Progressive Rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations: @ChrisCPandolfo