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