Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Courtesy of fellow-blogger ATBOTH, herewith a guestposting by another fine blogger regarding a boycott of whisky produced in West Dunbarton district, Scotland.

I myself abstain from all strong liquor (except for a few mis-steps of which we shall not speak), and personally regard firewater that smells like burnt tires as an abomination.

But apparently others are not thattaway blessed.
Let this encourage them to mend their ways.
Or at the very least stop funding hairy men in kilts.



[SOURCE: http://muqata.blogspot.com/2011/05/official-scotch-whisky-counter-boycott.html.]

Please help pass this on to Kiddush Clubs everywhere!

This is the official pro-Israel, counter-boycott page against Scotch Whisky, distilled in the anti-Israel region of West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. (letter to the distillers, appears below)

My good friend and fellow blogger, Aussie Dave from Israellycool has been following this story since it's inception.

- Scottish Council Launches Ban On Israeli Books
- Follow Up On The Dumbies of Dunbartonshire Council
- Jim McElhill of West Dunbartonshire Council Leaving Nasty Comments

The story also appeared on my blog, and in other news sources as well.


- Scottish areas ban Israeli products

I believe its best to contact the whisky distillers directly, since the West Dunbartonshire Council of Wise Men couldn't care less what a pro-Israel, pro-liberty, person might think...but they might listen to voices of their constituents; specifically the Scotch whisky distilleries in their council's region.

You can contact them directly at:

Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd.  info@morrisonbowmore.co.uk
Distillers of: Auchintoshan, Bowmore, Glen Garioch, McClelland’s

Loch Lomond Distillery Co. Ltd   mail@lochlomonddistillery.com
Distillers of Loch Lomond, Scots Earl, Distillery Select, Glen Scotia, Littlemill, Croftengea, Craigslodge, Inchmurrin, Glen Douglas, Inchfad

Chivas Brothers media.relations@pernod-ricard.com
Distillers of Ballantine’s, Chivas, Royal Salute, Clan Campbell, Something Special, Passport, 100 Pipers, Imperial, Long John Aberlour, The Glenlivet, Glendronach, Strathisla, Longmorn, Scapa, Tormore, Jameson, Paddy, Powers, Walker Special Old, Wisers

This is the most current and accurate list I could procure based on the addresses of distiller's in the West Dunbartonshire Council region.  Please contact me if I have omitted any whisky from this region, and I will gladly update the list.

I urge you to write to these fine distillers of whisky, and express your outrage and support of the counter-boycott.  Pass this list on to your friends and neighbors.  It is simply immoral for the West Dunbartonshire Council to boycott Israel.

Following is the letter I sent them today...feel free to use it in expressing your sentiments to these distillers.

Regards from Israel,

Jameel Rashid

The Muqata Blog

Letter to the Fine Whisky Distillers of West Dunbartonshire

Tuesday, 31rst May, 2011

To The Fine Whisky Distillers of West Dunbartonshire;

Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd.
Auchentoshan Distillery, Dalmuir, Clydebank, Dunbartonshire G81 4SJ
Distillers of Auchintoshan, Bowmore, Glen Garioch, McClelland’s

Loch Lomond Distillery Co. Ltd
Lomond Industrial Estate, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire G83 0TL
Distillers of Loch Lomond, Scots Earl, Distillery Select, Glen Scotia,
Littlemill, Croftengea, Craigslodge, Inchmurrin, Glen Douglas, Inchfad

Chivas Brothers
Kilmalid, Stirling Road, Dumbarton, Lanarkshire, G82 2SS
Distillers of Ballantine’s, Chivas, Royal Salute, Clan Campbell,
Something Special, Passport, 100 Pipers, Imperial, Long John
Aberlour, The Glenlivet, Glendronach, Strathisla, Longmorn, Scapa
Tormore, Jameson, Paddy, Powers
Walker Special Old, Wisers


I would like to preface this letter, in that I have enjoyed your fine whisky products for many years, and believe they are truly world-class. Unfortunately, due to the actions of your esteemed West Dunbartonshire council members, I will not be able to enjoy your whisky in the foreseeable future.

It has come to my attention that the West Dunbartonshire Council claims to have voted unanimously to boycott Israeli products.

The West Dunbartonshire Council clearly states their point on their website, updated on the 30th of May, 2011.


The actual boycott resolution is as follows:

‘This Council deplores the loss of life in Palestine which now numbers well over 1,000. This Council also recognises the disproportionate force used by the IDF in Palestine and agrees to boycott all Israeli goods as a consequence. Officers should immediately cease the purchase of any goods we currently source, which were made or grown in Israel. Officers should also ensure we procure no new goods or produce from Israel until this boycott is formally lifted by WDC.’

I find it disturbing that the esteemed council found no reason to mention the reason for the IDF’s operation in Gaza. There was no mention of the intentional targeting of civilian infants, children, women and men by Gaza’s Hamas government, the thousands of rockets they launched at Israel’s civilian population, and the restraint that Israel employed over the previous years when attacked on a daily basis.

The IDF does not target civilians. The vast majority of Palestinians that Israel killed have been terrorists. Go check the facts. I have. Palestinians terrorists routinely use hospitals, mosques, and schools to launch their rocket attacks on Israel. Try defending your population from terrorists and see if you can guarantee zero collateral damage. Does your council not condemn the barbarism of the Arab terrorist because in the back of their minds they are concerned terrorists might hunt them down and terrorize THEIR families?

Why was there an IDF operation in Gaza in the first place? To oppress poor Palestinian Arabs? How would you deal with Gazas’ Arabs’ targeting Scotland’s babies, other children, and other civilians? Have you not seen the pictures of atrocities the Arabs have visited on innocent children, or does your council not care? We are not talking about isolated attacks on Israel, but about thousands of rockets they have launched at Israel’s civilian population.

The restraint of Israel under attack is astounding. Colonel Richard Kemp, previous Commander of British Armed Forces in Afghanistan said when presenting his report to the United Nations Human Rights Council in October 2009: “During its operation in Gaza, the Israeli Defence Forces did more to safeguard the rights of civilians in a combat zone than any other army in the history of warfare.” (source)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said to the US Congress last week: "Of the 300 million Arabs in the Middle East and North Africa, only Israel's Arab citizens enjoy real democratic rights. I want you to stop for a second and think about that. Of those 300 million Arabs, less than one half of 1% are truly free, and they're all citizens of Israel! This startling fact reveals a basic truth: Israel is not what is wrong about the Middle East; Israel is what is right about the Middle East!" (source)

Lastly, the Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas stated this past Saturday that the future state of Palestine will be “free of Jews.” (source)

The State of Israel offers equal freedom for all its citizens, Jew, Arab, and Christian alike, including full parliamentary and judiciary representation. The State of Israel is the unchallenged leader of democracy in the Middle East, and the West Dunbartonshire Council boycott unfortunately attempts to undermine the very success of Israel as a democracy.

Therefore, it saddens me to have to inform you that the global counter-boycott of Scottish whisky products, distilled in the West Durbanshire Council region, is beginning. I don’t know anyone who bears malice toward these fine distilleries. When, however, your local council representatives boycott my country, under the most unethical and immoral of pretext, you cannot expect your market to sit idly and pretend your are not perverting justice.

• The counter-boycott is on the purchase of Scottish Whisky, distilled in the West Durbanshire council region.
• The counter-boycott is not retroactive and applies only to purchases made from June 2011 onwards.
• The counter-boycott will not prevented global residents from purchasing whisky products, distilled outside of West Dunbartonshire.
• Attempts to depict this counter-boycott as racist are also entirely inaccurate. The counter-boycott is instigated in response to conduct and boycott initiated by the West Durbanshire Council and applies to no specific ethnic or religious group. This is in direct opposition to the West Durbanshire Council which refuses to condemn the actions of Palestinian terrorists targeting Israeli civilians and the anti-Semitic, racist declarations of the Palestinian Authority, which calls for a “Jew-free” apartheid, State of Palestine.

The counter-boycott is publicizing the list of West Durbanshire distilled whisky by internet and distributing press releases to news agencies and others around the globe.


Jameel Rashid
The Muqata Blog

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I know! Strange way to start summer break!
But avoiding hairy men in kilts, as well as burnt refuse flavored schnapps, is as appropriate as anything else, no?
I'm also foreswearing canned haggis.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wow! Shark fin soup!

Friend and fellow blogger ATBOTH sends me a link to post calculated to rile up the easily pissed-off white people.

You know, the sour prune-faced puritans who disapprove of EVERYTHING. People who have NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAN belly-ache about how everybody else is RUINING THE PLANET by not drinking miserable over-priced coffee, eating tofu and wheatgrass, and dressing in handmade Mayan rags that smell bad.

Many of whom live in Berkeley and San Francisco.

Wearers of Birkenstocks.

Very glad to draw attention to it. The riley piece, that is.
It's about shark fin. Which I like very much.
Seriously, if I ever get married, shark fin soup or shark fin stew will be at the banquet.
It just has to be. A wedding banquet isn't complete without shark fin soup.
For HUNDREDS of people! Mmmmm.
Shark fin!


He ('ATBOTH') has reposted his shark fin recipes, he writes, “in kindly response to the person who commented today, as well as the reader who promised "If I find you, I'll kill you, set an example of your shark fin soup eating whore mouth", and a few others whose obscenity-laced insults did not meet (his) editorial standards" on his food page: http://cookingwithalizard.blogspot.com/




I think we're talking MAJOR yummy here!

If he EVER does combine shark fin, milk-fed veal, and foie gras into a fabulous multicourse feast, as he mentions he might, I do hope that he invites me!
I'll even drop my reservations about meeting notorious internet perverts face to face!
Mmmmm, shark fin! Mmmmm, veal! Mmmmmm, foie gras!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cantonese girls are way better than sliced bread

And that's a fact. We are. Far better for you, and far less spongy. Unless you're eating good bread of course, but it's still fattening.
The Cantonese girl, ESPECIALLY in her San Francisco incarnation, is NOT fattening.

We'll trot you up and down those hills till you're nice and wiry, coz that's how we like 'em.

A fellow resident of Baghdad-by-the-Bay has aired his own view of us:

From which let me cite:
"There are women of every ethnicity who recall the wild man of Borneo.
You know this is true - just think of your in-laws.

As good an argument for remaining single or venturing into queer experiments as I can think of. He speaks from experience.
Poor Dutch bastard. Oh, the humanity!

He also said:
"Many Cantonese girls look absolutely yummy"

Why thank you! Very nice of you to say so! And so true, too!

Well, true in general. I myself do not resemble anything particularly curvaceous, but on the other hand I do not have a muffin-top either, and weigh considerably less than many white and black women twice my age.

His most 'interesting' statement is this: "A woman who is eyeing your fine burrito con mole poblano with an expression that says "you gonna eat ALL of that, you greedy bastard?" just doesn't have the requisite vacuity in her face.
Likewise, a Cantonese girl who has just told you "dew sei neige pok gai tau, chau haam ga tsan kam ge sei kwei chui yeh!!!" may look any number of things - pan faced uber-goober isn't it.

Two things:
ONE - burrito con mole poblano where is? It sounds YUMMY!
TWO - "dew sei neige pok gai tau, chau haam ga tsan kam ge sei kwei chui yeh!!!"

Say what now? Everything after the comma is Byzantine! Five insults in ten syllables! Of which two are merely grammatical function words!!!


Or was that what some nice little miss snapped at you when you made an obscene proposition?
In that case, I fully understand.

You were probably leering quite UN-convincingly.
See, you need to have real CONVICTION when you do the hamsapkwai routine. There has to be a nasty pervert drool-tone to your voice, and the pronunciation has to be sweetly degenerate, modulated, and warm (like oozing molasses or raw sewage).
It HAS to be sincere. Or what's the point?

Don't forget to blink your eyes and drawl out whatever you call her.

"Siiiiieeeeeew jeeeeeeyyyyyeeeeeeeh!


Ahhh koooooooooo-leeeeeeeeerrrrng uuuuuh!!!

God, my skin already crawls at the very thought of it. And it's all about sensations, boy, so crawling skin is good! It's the imaginary touch, the unpeeled eye.

If you really want to snag a Cantonese girl, you've got to convince her that you are human, not food.
Perverts are human, hunks are meat.
It is better for you to be repulsive than delicious.

Now, please go out and practise. There are over a quarter of a million people of Chinese ancestry living in the city. Approximately precisely half of them are female. One fifth of those are within your target range at least - which is what? Ambulatory to arthritic? That gives you twenty five thousand women on whom to lavish your most depraved come-on lines..........

With assiduous application, at no less than dozen each day, you should strike it lucky well within the next year or two. Five.

You have my full and complete encouragement!
Good luck!

Just remember, 'many Cantonese girls look absolutely yummy'.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Vigil for victims of the Itamar terrorist attack

Vigil for victims of the Itamar terrorist attack

Time Wednesday, March 16 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Location Fountain at Bancroft and College

Created By Tikvah: Students for Israel, Brian Maissy


More Info

We will be holding a vigil on Wednesday night in memory of the five members of the Fogel family who were massacred in their beds last Shabbat in their home in Itamar.

The brutal murder of the mother, father, and three young children shocked the nation, sparked celebration in Gaza, and prompted Prime Minister Netanyahu to declaim the Palestinian Authority's incitement to violence and glorification of martyrdom which is perpetuating the conflict.

We will meet at the fountain at Bancroft and College at 8:00pm promptly, and walk together to our location on campus. Candles will be provided. There will be an opportunity for everyone to voice their thoughts, so you are welcome to prepare something to say if you are so inclined.

Co-sponsored with the Chabad Jewish Student Group

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


All is not well within the Greek Orthodox Church. Judging by recent statements, one might even think that entering the priesthood is reserved for the mentally unstable, or atrophies the intellect.
That may be an over-pessimistic assessment, though I am still waiting for anyone to disprove either contention.

A high-level priest on the morning show of the largest television station in Greece blamed world Jewry for Greece's financial problems. The Metropolite of Piraeus Seraphim also blamed world Jewry for other ills in the country during his appearance on Mega TV.


Mixing Freemasons with Jewish bankers such as Baron Rothschild and world Zionism, the Metropolite said that there is a conspiracy to enslave Greece and Christian Orthodoxy. He also accused international Zionism of trying to destroy the family unit by promoting one-parent families and same-sex marriages.
Thirteen minutes into the program the Greek host asked the Metropolite, "Why do you disagree with Hitler's policies? If they are doing all this, wasn't he right in burning them?"


The Greeks, we remember, enthusiastically assisted the Germans during a regrettable period in Greece’s past.

More recently they have yielded aid and support to various Terrorist groupings – though not all of that was governmental.

The Metropolite answered, "Adolf Hitler was an instrument of world Zionism and was financed from the renowned Rothschild family with the sole purpose of convincing the Jews to leave the shores of Europe and go to Israel to establish the new Empire."

It is entirely conceivable that the Metropolite may be barking mad.

The American Jewish Committee on Wednesday called on the heads of the Greek Orthodox Church to condemn the Metropolite's statements.

"Seraphim's horrendous lies on Greek TV demonstrate that anti-Semitism is alive and well within the Greek Orthodox Church,” said Rabbi David Rosen, AJC's international director of interreligious affairs, in a letter to the head of the Greek Orthodox Church in Greece, Archbishop Ieronymos II, as well as Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. “It is the responsibility of the church leadership to condemn and uproot anti-Semitism.


We’re waiting. This blog will let you know if it happens.
Please don’t hold your breath.


Pro-Israel Bay Bloggers:

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Nob Hill at night

I just love San Francisco when everything goes right. Such as when the radical mobs can't find their way to the top of a very visible hill in the middle of the city.

Their remarkable absence undoubtedly contributed to a lovely evening for the Aipac supporters at the Fairmont last night.

[See this: All quiet..... SOOOOOO quiet..... ]

Talking a long walk last night around the perimeter, I barely even needed my umbrella.
And I didn't have to use my pepperspray at all.
So I'm calling it a victory.


The Aipac event in Oakland on Monday was a bit more exciting. Some sad pookie dancers from Codepink stubbornly twirled and stumbled a bit in the lobby of the hotel, before being arrested for horrid taste and disrepu.,..., I mean disruptive behavior. They subsequently spent several hours in lockup.
That should have given them enough time to think about what they had done, but we're talking about ideological cripples, so it probably didn't help.

As a direct result they will evermore refuse to eat Bologna.
Sandwich meats everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief.

I'm not kidding, they blamed Bologna for something too!

The next time I see ms. Gene St. Onge, I'll probably wave a few slices of Bologna at her. To remind her of the wonderful time she had on Monday night.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Secrets of Fusion Cuisine revealed!

According to many hip white professionals (you know, 'those people'), the best thing since wash-and-wear is 'fusion cuisine'.
What that means is white people cooking, using one or two Asian ideas or Ingredients.
If they do it in a restaurant context it costs three to five times more than if a little yellow person did the same darn thing. Or used one or two Caucasian Ideas or Ingredients.

Strange how that works – you can get stuffed at a "Chinese Restaurant" for less than twenty bucks (and leave only a one dollar tip, "because any more shows what a freier you are"), or get disappointed and dyspeptic at a fancy NOUVEAU place for sixty bucks.
And be sure to leave a 25% gratuity or "they WILL remember you next time!"

But, thanks to me, you don’t need to spend $75.00 at the fancy nouveau place (drinks not included), OR put up with snarky Cantonese wait-staff! Weeeee!

How lucky can you get!?!

I also cook 'fusion'!
And if I can do it, so can you.
You lucky fellow.

Meaning that my mom pulled up her nose at what I had for breakfast.
It was far too 'white'. I’ve gone all native on her. Never gonna catch a decent man now.

Spam. And Egg. And Dried Mushroom. And Fish. And Thai Green Curry paste. And Tomato Paste. With Clarified Broth. Over Rice Stick Noodles. And Bean-thread Noodles.
With chopped green onion and cilantro. And Mexican pickled jalapenos. And some avocado slices.

Basically a soupy green curry noodle dish with savory bits and breakfasty things.
But really, if you don’t overdo the spam and egg, which were just an afterthought, much like dumping a fried egg on everything including steak and cake (and that’s VERY white!), it was really truly Asian.

So I don’t know WHY she called me ho chee quaimuy kam?

After all, I ate it with chopsticks!

She’s the woman who dumps a fried egg on her hamburger and rice, plus a big sploop of ketchup and Tabasco. And then eats it with a knife and fork!
So she’s very MUCH more white than I am.
I’m about as traditional and old-fashioned as they come. REALLY!


Tell me again, why are you here?

Crusty eccentric and certifiable old geek, errrm, I mean loveable and oh so available mature gentleman in the fullest sense of the word, fellow blogger ATBOTH suggested that I check my stats, to see what people were looking for and how they found my blog.
I guess he's curious.
Not me. I know it's mostly lonely middle-aged men.

Hi Grant! Hi Amphib! Hi Atboth!

There are THREE "search keywords" that are VERY interesting:

"Asian breast milk"

Okay, in answer to your question, yes, it's a warm shade of yellow and it smells like peaches. Honest! The casein count is very high, it's full of protein, and makes the BEST! chocolate milk.
Casein consists of aggregates of thousands of protein molecules held together by calcium phosphate. These are 'micelles'. They are sort of spherical and very tiny. Four different types of caseins make up about eighty percent of the protein in milk, though there are dozens of other milk proteins also. It's a very complex and delicious subject. I am glad you asked.

"Arab sexes"

They have three: Man. Woman. Child. Perhaps four, if you include camel.
Arab sex is traumatic. Or so I read on the internet. Actually, I know as little about Arab sexes as you do, but unlike you I have no interest. Really don't want to find out. Maybe there are ten Arab sexes. Nine of them wear hijabs and look like potato sacks. Or eight, if you include camel.

"Hot lesbian sex seduction"

Normal body temperature ('normothermia', 'euthermia') will differ depending on which part of the body is used to measure, what time it is in that person's daily cycle of activity and energy, and other factors. But it's more or less 98 ° Fahrenheit.
Women often are warmer than men, and are far more sensitive to variations in surrounding temperature.
So if your hot lesbian is bellyaching, there is a very good reason: she's cold.

I hope you will understand that unless everybody is warm and comfy, there will be NO hot lesbian sex seduction. At best perhaps a tepid lesbian twiddle of the fingers under the blanket.

In any case, this is all pure speculation, as there are no seductive sex lesbians here. Of any temperature. This is a lesbian-free zone. We lack HLSS entirely. Sorry.

I myself have nothing against lesbians, but I'm more interested in men with fascinating literary devices. Truly, dead white males are the sexiest beings alive!
Hot, steaming, passionate, and deceased!
I curl up with Nabokov on a regular basis.
And so should you!

FINAL NOTE: For all search criteria listed above, you should really visit Atboth here: http://atthebackofthehill.blogspot.com/
I'm sure he knows far more than I do about any of these subjects.
And he's been rather lonely since his good woman left him.
So go over there, tell him to stop whining, and also give the dear old alte kacker a bit of encouragment.
Thank you.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Next kitchen experiment

My auntie made a lovely dish the other day for dinner. I don’t know where she got the idea, it was the first time I’ve ever had it. But it was SOOOOO good! I’m really going to have to try to make it myself.

Shredded dried mushroom with pressed tofu!

Drumroll, please, I know you're impressed! So simple!

The tofu was still soft, but the mushroom shreds were crispy-chewy.
I think she dredged them in cornflour with salt and pepper, then deep fried them crispy before saucing them with garlic, ginger, oyster sauce, sugar, and Chekiang vinegar. A little hot chilipaste for zing, and then the pressed tofu added.
Minced green onion for a flash of bright color.

It was very good! I guess the tofu was added for contrast, but also when you think about it that there really isn’t much nutrition in dried black mushrooms – they’re mostly all about dense texture and flavor. Food, but not food.
Dinner was vegetarian, ‘cause auntie Ling really thinks it’s better for the soul to avoid meat.
Unlike uncle Willem and uncle Karel, she’s not a Calvinist. More like uncle Benedict – a freethinking skeptic and doubting Thomas.
Which is actually much nicer. Easier to get along with.
I don’t think Calvinists can even be vegetarian. Pity they can’t cook better.

When I make it, I'll add twice as much chili paste.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Jewish Voice for Peace - lies, distortion, and spin

The following is an example of the lies told by Jewish Voice for Peace, which once again shows that ethical considerations and truth are not any part of their agenda.


Right-wing Israel advocacy group pepper sprays Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) members
Right-wing Israel advocacy group San Francisco Voice for Israel/ StandWithUs
Member Pepper Sprays Jewish Voice for at Bay Area JVP Chapter Meeting. Wraps self in Israeli flag.Peace (JVP) members

[Note that San Francisco Voice for Israel/ StandWithUs is by no means a "right-wing group", in that it has among its members the full spectrum of political points of view, EXCEPT anti-Semitism, self-hate, pro-terror sentiments, or Naziism - those viewpoints being too well represented among JVP and other anti-Israel cliques.
NOTE ALSO that the spray incident was a self-defensive action, and that the pro-Israel activist in question was being mobbed and threatened by JVP members or sympathizers.]

Group well known in Bay Area for harassing and intimidating peace activists

[The truth, as usual, is far otherwise. JVP has often stood with belligerent pro-Palestinians and anti-Semites at rallies in front of the consulate, and JVP and their fellow-travellers have a well-established track record of joining in harassment and provocation. Especially when the Israel-haters and pro-Palestinian juvenile delinquents outnumber the pro-Israel demonstrators by a very wide margin. Group-think and bullyism are their modi operandi.]

Contact: Jesse AT Jvp.org
Oakland, CA November 15, 2010
Last night, up to a dozen members of San Francisco Voice for Israel/StandWithUs, a right-wing Israeli advocacy group with a documented track record of aggressively taunting and intimidating grassroots peace activists, attended a Bay Area Jewish Voice for Peace community meeting at a South Berkeley Senior Center with the intention of disrupting, intimidating and possibly assaulting Jewish Voice for Peace members.

[If Jesse at JVP wrote this, Jesse and the truth parted company a long time ago. Well, so did Rae and Matthew (a compulsive whiner and, reputedly, a neurotic praeputiophile - I'll let you guess who is which). Altogether not surprising.
And from what I've heard, this had nothing to do with San Francisco Voice for Israel/StandWithUs, but comprised instead the spontaneous reactions of individual East-Bay Israel supporters and Jews, outraged at the horsepucky that JVP was 'voicing'. There is absolutely nothing to indicate that any organization OTHER than JVP was involved.]

Jewish Voice for Peace is the largest U.S. Jewish peace group dedicated to a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on democracy and full equality --- the Bay Area chapter is the founding chapter of the organization.

[Note: The Bay Area Chapter of JVP includes many people who have openly advocated the destruction of Israel. As they have made clear outside the consulate, and at United Nations Plaza, at several events in the past.]

Approximately 50 to 60 people were at the meeting, and numerous witnesses are available to corroborate the events.
Watch video of some of the disruptions and the victims and perpetrator of attack here.
Eyewitness testimonies are here and here.
Wrapped in an Israeli flag, San Francisco Voice for Israel/StandWithUs (SFVI/SWU) member [CUT] pepper-sprayed two JVP members in the eyes and face after they attempted to nonviolently block her ability to aggressively videotape the faces of JVP meeting attendees against their will.
The members, Alexei Folger and Glen Hauer, were careful to make no physical contact with her or her camera prior to the attack.

[A lie - one that might result in action, as eggregious and damaging falsehoods are a legal issue. ]

Folger said, “I did not see it coming and all of a sudden there was gooey stuff all over my head and hand. I have never been pepper-sprayed before, my whole head felt like it was on fire.”
JVP had earlier this year filed a police report about a June SFVI/SWU protest at which JVP and (peace group) Women in Black members were intimidatingly videotaped and threatened by a StandWithUs supporter after being taunted with chants like “Nazi, Nazi, Nazi” or “Kapo,Kapo,Kapo”.

[Another lie.]

Caught on a widely seen videotape was a SFVI/SWU supporter pointing his camera to the faces of silent peace vigil participants while saying “You’re all being identified, every last one of you…we will find out where you live. We’re going to make your lives difficult. We will disrupt your families…”

[A provocateur who shows up at a number of events which involve JVP and BAWIB - coincidence?]

For that reason, JVP members were particularly concerned about protecting the safety of meeting attendees and preventing the videotaping.
Hauer, a retired attorney and member of San Francisco’s Congregation Sha’har Zahav who was treated for pepper spray explained, ”When one of the intruders [CUT]

“In my mind was the history targeting of Jewish peace activists by the right wing of the Jewish community--the posting of our photos on internet hate sites, for example, followed by acts of vandalism at our homes and places of work.

[Lets talk about the flat tires and broken windows that some of you self-proclaimed 'peace activists' are responsible for, as well as the 'inside information' you circulate.]

The rest of their press release consists of whiny drivel and further lies, smears, and half-truths. No need to bore you with it. Just remember, these are the same people who have stood with Hamas-supporters screaming 'ba rooh, ba dam, nafdeek ya falasteen', 'itbach al Yahood', 'falasteen baladna wa'l Yahood kalabna', and similar slogans that are by no means peaceful.

Here's an account of one demonstration at which there were known members of JVP:

There are others. They even videotaped themselves. They've boasted of their acts.

PS. In case you were wondering, the Arabic slogans given above mean "with our souls and our blood we will redeem you oh Palestine" (ba rooh, ba dam, nafdeek ya Falasteen), "kill the Jews" (itbach al Yahood), and "Palestine is our country and the Jews are our dogs" (falasteen baladna wa'l Yahood kalabna). A promise of violence and bloodletting, an outright incitement to hatred and murder, and slogan that would make the KKK proud respectively.
Nice. JVP and their henchpigs have stood with folks screaming this crap, positively beaming with pride in their delicious revolutionary brotherhood.

If I ever see any of the JVP members or their friends at, or near, my high-school, I'm calling the cops. Too many of them have "other" track records as well.
They're not so young, they're hardly Jewish, and what the heck they have to proud of is a complete mystery. Some of them are 'persons of interest'.
Ambiguous interest, nauseated interest. But interest.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Boys, Sewers, and Algae - Yay!

In hot weather, such as we're having this week, boys really stand out. By smelling phenomenally bad. I guess it’s just hormones, as between twelve and retirement age they’re just full of those things.
The hormones aren’t the problem, however. Most boys are needy.

Almost every boy I know seems to be emotionally furklempt. They want attention, they crave comforting, their sensitive wide eyes follow you around the room……

No, I’m NOT going to comment on the emotional problems of a fellow blogger. Even though he’s clearly indicated in the past that someone like me is just what the doctor ordered. Sorry, so very much NOT going there.

Middle aged old geezers are, in many ways, too much like other teenage boys. The only advantage of older men is that they don’t need help with their homework. Though sometimes I doubt even that.


It's that time of year when boys smell particularly atrocious, because of the hot weather, the city streets reek of boiling old sewer systems, the refuse in the bins behind restaurants starts letting off an eerie glow, and the overheated waters of the Bay send forth potent perfumes of dying algae..... and when we celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival and eat mooncakes.

A very good time of year - despite the boys..... and the old sewer systems..... the glows.... the algae.....

Now guess what! Starbucks produces their own mooncakes! I may have to cast aside my undying loyalty to Peet's, even if just only temporarily.

See here:

You see that? Lovely luscious yummy nummy mooncakes!

Look, I can't stand Starbucks! It's always filled with galumphing waspy types with sneers in their voices, getting a jolt of really mediocre caffeine before heading to their oh-so important office jobs or yoga classes. Peet's has real coffee, even though most of the baristas show off tattoos in places their moms wish they wouldn't. But the coffee is real, and very good.

It's just that Peet's doesn't have mooncakes! In a city filled with high-strung energetic Asian teenagers, you'd think they would know - mooncakes are essential. There's nearly a quarter of a million Chinese in San Francisco, guys, don't you WANT us to throw our money at you? Aren't WE the SF target demographic of choice? Are you that set on catering to Whitey? In this city?

Yep, that's the message you are sending at this time of year.
It may be unintentional - like boys sweating and stinking all kinds of bad - but it is definitely out there. It had better be unintentional.
Please wise up. Friends don't let friends go to Starbucks.
Thank you.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hint hint hint!!!

My birthday is coming up in slightly over a month – so it’s time to start dropping hints. This is for people I know, but if you haven’t ever actually met me, please remember that ALL teenagers are alike, and then read this attentively because it’s full of useful information.
We all want exactly the same stuff for our birthdays. Simply substitute vampire novels for all of the books mentioned below and you’ll do fine.

Ma – I need another brassiere. Same size as the one you got me last year – which I wore out by keeping laundry money in the cups. No, I don’t think I’m going to change into Marilyn Monroe anytime soon, that just isn’t likely.

Dad – Quit smoking. You smell bad. Didn’t want to say anything. And I like pearls.

Uncle Benedict – get me that Dutch Dictionary you promised! You KNOW it’s hard to read that bloop bloop bloop language without help! While you’re at it, get me a Hebrew Dictionary too! And a French Dictionary. And German Dictionary. And an Indonesian Dictionary.

Uncle Willem – More Nabokov, more Wyndham Lewis. More Mary Renault.

Uncle Karel – Maybe another big book about Italian food? Or a copy of the Larouse Gastronomique in English.

Cousin Bobbo – More art ceramics, please. Jun glaze is very nice.

Auntie Yee – Just get over that furshlepte cold. We want you around for several more years.

Auntie Ling – Just cook a lot more. All of us really like that pork and gonpoy dish. And the steamed hahmyu with shredded ginger is so delicious!

Pingy – Remember that stuffed penguin you gave me last year? She’s so lonely! Sooooo lonely!!!!!!! Soooo very very very very very loooonely!!!!!!!

Tung Muymuy – More cookies! Yay!

Mei Yip – Please do NOT get me anymore Hello Kitty stuff. When you’re not even five feet tall, Hello Kitty shit just makes you look infantile. Not feminine. It's kinda silly. Please think in terms of chocolate.

Wong Stink Stink - Let's go shopping together after my birthday when I have the money - you always find such nice clothes!

Grant Patel – I need blackmail material, preferably on you. Please send a link to you gloating over your panty collection OR something even more embarrassing and incriminating. Or cringe-worthy.
I know you have it, you old perv - and no, I’m NOT giving you my address or contact information.

Atboth – Do NOT offer to send me any pipetobacco. Smokers stink, and I’m not even legally allowed to own that stuff for another three years if I even wanted any - WHICH I DON'T. By which time they may have outlawed it anyhow. Just burn up some Sam Gawith flake in my name.

Wai Tak – Okay, that long rubber sextoy last year was so funny, I guess. Ha ha ha. Especially after I threw it at your head. I know you are planning something even worse this year. So I have to tell you: Don’t. Do not do anything, if you value your life. I know where you live. Your Mom will be SO upset if you come home dead, fatboy. She'll cry for at least 20 seconds. Maybe 30!
Your classmates will then wonder "whatever happened to Wai Tak? He hasn’t been at school for weeks, do you suppose something happened to him? Maybe he got eaten by a serial killer? Or kidnapped by gangsters who will harvest his kidneys after 'using' him? Oh well, too bad, life goes on, it's so much quieter nowadays how extremely nice, we didn’t like him anyhow!" Or something like that. Seriously.
More to the point, I’ll tell Janine that you’re a total freak sicko and a degenerate. And she’ll hit you really hard with her backpack.

Now remember, some things are ESSENTIAL for any good birthday:

Strawberry Cake: 士多啤梨蛋糕 (see-toh-bei-li dan-gow).
Expensive chocolates.
Champagne (pushing my luck here).
Strumpet high heels (really pushing my luck here).
And, of course, a festive atmosphere in which you'll allow me to get away with just about anything.

No, I don't want a parade. Please don't offer! It really isn't necessary.