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  1. SADIE says

    What tiny victory? The author of this article squeezed in all the quotes and a half-ass comparison. Mz. Tucker not content with this shallow piece threw in descriptions of the “art” that would not be shown.
     
    A tiny victory would have to include an email to the shill.
     
    E-mail Jill Tucker at jtucker@sfchronicle.com.

  2. Charles Martel says

    Waste of time e-mailing the shill, SADIE. Chronicle reporters have their heads stuck so far up their butts that they’re sure they’ve found the fabled Northwest Passage.

    By the way, Lubin, the creator of the exhibit, is a notorious Bay Area communist and Jew-hater. She’s worked over the years with the some of this area’s vilest, hardest-core Leninist and Stalinist parties, as well as Hezbollah and Code Pink. She is the consummate self-hating Jew. I have no doubt that the woman would have collaborated with Stalin in executing Jews under the Doctors Plot if that monster had not died just as he was getting ready to carry it out.

  3. Mike Devx says

    Well done, Sadie!  Let’s take a closer look at the link you provided…

    Part One:
    —–
    The drawings in the exhibit were created by children ranging in age from about 9 to 11 and included bombs dropping, tanks and people getting shot.
    “They are pictures of what these children experienced. It’s their experience,” said Barbara Lubin, executive director of the Middle East Children’s Alliance, which was organizing the exhibition.
    [...] 
    “Even while the children in Gaza are living under Israeli policies that deprive them of every basic necessity, they managed through art to express their realities and hopes,” said Ziad Abbas, the associate director of the Middle East Children’s Alliance [...]
    —–

    My question is: What has this “Middle East Children’s Alliance done for and with Israeli children?  I’d like to compare and contrast the,  um, scope and intensity of their efforts.

    Part Two:
    —–

    Yet it wouldn’t have been the first time the museum has featured wartime art by children.
    In 2007, it exhibited paintings made during World War II by American children in the Kaiser shipyard child care center. The art featured images of Hitler, burning airplanes, sinking battleships, empty houses and a sad girl next to a Star of David.
    In 2004, art by Iraqi children hung on the museum’s walls. The pictures, made shortly after the U.S. invasion, included a picture of a helicopter shooting into a field of flowers.
    The art by the Palestinian children was similar in content.
    —–

    I think a picture describing the agenda of groups like these is coming into focus…
     

  4. SADIE says

     Lubin’s “resume” was obvious by the content, but silence is not the better part of valor. A response from the reader is as important as voting at times.  The article took a big swipe at the opposition and IMO the little  Jill Mother Tucker deserves one, too. The agenda is clear, has been clear and was never more clear.
     
    What may have been missed by a regular reading was not lost on me and that was the intended opening date: September 24th. I don’t have to school anyone here about September, Arabs and Palis. A simple search will bring up the atrocities. Okay, I’ll add one more thing…this crap was suppose to open just days before Rosh Hashanah.
     
    I am in a particularly nasty mood following the destruction of the Israeli Embassy in Cairo yesterday. Note the month – September. And. YES. I did fire off an email to the WH and NO, I don’t care if I am on a sh*t list, because he’s certainly been on mine.
     
    I will not surrender in silence.
     
     

  5. Charles Martel says

    SADIE, you’re right. I just sent this e-mail to Ms. Tucker:

    Ms. Tucker: 
    You article on the Palestinian children’s art exhibit withdrawn by the Oakland Museum mysteriously neglected to mention Barbara Lubin’s background as a Stalinist and professional Israel hater. Given the murderous philosophies she espouses, I am left wondering why didn’t you expose her with as much zeal as I’m certain you’d would have brought to exposing a Tea Party crazy or (in your mind) any other extremist who is not left wing?   
    Your description of the art that was withdrawn reminds me of a famous—and monstruous—PETA slogan: “A pig is a rat is a dog is a boy.” As you reported it with your descriptions of previous anti-war exhibitis, the equation becomes “A (Nazi) German is an American is an Israeli.”  
    I’m going to asume that one of your politically correct editors redacted all of your mentions of Lubin’s gutter politics. I know you did you best to present sides of the controversy and look forward to seeing more balanced pieces under your byline once you’ve given that editor a righteous piece of your mind! 
    You go!
    s/ Chuck’s real name and town
     

  6. SADIE says

    Good go, Charles. Ms. Tucker at least offered email address, unlike Paul Krugman, who closed the comment section. He should be charged with “hit and run” – the coward.

    September 11, 2011, 8:41 am
    The Years of Shame

    Is it just me, or are the 9/11 commemorations oddly subdued?
    Actually, I don’t think it’s me, and it’s not really that odd.
    What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. Te atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons.
    A lot of other people behaved badly. How many of our professional pundits — people who should have understood very well what was happening — took the easy way out, turning a blind eye to the corruption and lending their support to the hijacking of the atrocity?
    The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it.
    I’m not going to allow comments on this post, for obvious reasons.
    http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/11/the-years-of-shame/?smid=tw-NytimesKrugman&seid=auto
     

  7. Mike Devx says

    Sadie #8:

    Just goes to show that the opinions of an economist (such as he is, which isn’t much) should be kept strictly to economics, and dismissed elsewhere.  As if Krugman has ANY credibility at all, outside of his chosen field!

    This column of his is exhibit #1 on how poisoned his worldview is.  Maybe more people will understand how he has jumped the shark, and should no longer be listened to on any topic whatsoever.  He’s truly way, way out there.
     
    > I’m not going to allow comments on this post, for obvious reasons.

    That line – and in fact his entire post – remind me uncomfortably of Helen Thomas toward the end of her blighted career.  Go ahead, Krugman!  I for one am only to glad to see you finally blight yourself!

     

  8. Gringo says

    Mike Devx
    Just goes to show that the opinions of an economist (such as he is, which isn’t much) should be kept strictly to economics, and dismissed elsewhere.  As if Krugman has ANY credibility at all, outside of his chosen field!
     
    I would venture to say that there is good reason to dismiss at least  some of  Krugman’s views on economics. After all, Herr Dr. Nobel Laureate Krugman has repeatedly claimed that the only thing wrong with the $800 billion Stimulus was that it wasn’t big enough. And the only thing wrong with Enron was that Enron didn’t pay him enough.
     
    My favorite Krugman moment is when he gets p3wned on Canadian health care:

  9. Gringo says

    Herr Dr. Nobel Laureate Krugman
    I’m not going to allow comments on this post, for obvious reasons.
     
    The most obvious reason being that  Herr Dr. Nobel Laureate Krugman does not kindly take to opposing views.

  10. says

    The thing is, Krugman is part of the limited pie ideology. So because wealth is limited, he thinks the feds should print a few more trillion dollars and “stimulate” the economy by spending and spreading the wealth. So it all makes perfect sense from their perspective, especially since that wealth is going to be redistributed into their OWN pockets eventually. That makes no sense from our perspective, or from those whose wealth is being confiscated

  11. Mike Devx says

    I had been viewing Krugman as a Keynesian economist who happened to be a leftist as well.  I’m rethinking that: I now strongly suspect that Krugman is simply a leftist who happens to be a talented economist.  I use the word “talented” with a caveat: In no manner at all does that make him WISE.

    Krugman probably always has been a leftist.  It turned out, at some point in his past, he showed a talent for grasping economic theory.  He then had a choice: The Chicago Von-Mises/Hayek school, or Keynesianism.  (Or some other school…)

    Purely because Krugman has always been a committed leftist, there was absolutely NO DOUBT in which direction he would go.  He rejected effective economics and chose the falsehoods of Keynesianism.  And he has never looked back and never harbored a single doubt about his choice.  Because, at his very core, he is NOT an economist, he is a leftist.  Economy is what he does; leftism is what he IS.

    That is why I consider him to be a thoroughly hollow man, whose economic pronouncements are worth not beans, but the gas from beans.  Worthless and malodorous.

    Nuff said.  Good riddance, Paul Krugman.  Avatar of Leftiness.  Toe the PC line as you always have and always shall.  You’re worthless.

     

  12. Mike Devx says

    By the way, I say the above, and now mean it, based on blog post that has generated recent commentary on this thread.  His post has nothing to do with economics, and it is clear that Krugman simply felt SUCH a powerful urge to write it that he couldn’t resist.  He had no choice; the compulsion (and hatred) was too strong.

    In this manner, this Krugman posting can be seen as the point in our time when his mask finally dropped.  (Just as Helen Thomas’ mask finally dropped at the end.)  That is why I’ve rethought my opinions about him and where he’s coming from.  His mask has dropped and I now see him as utterly unworthy even of contemplation as to whether he even has a point. 

  13. SADIE says

     His mask has dropped…..


    That’s the least of the problem.  The NYSlime gave him space, not in the financial section, but in the editorial one with a link from the online front page.
     
    …And The NYTimes dropped their pants and mooned America.
     
    There is the real and bloodthirsty war of the jihadists and there is the ‘other’ war of  this ilk. Does it matter if they live in SF and call it “art” or if they live in NY and call it “opinion.” One is the external enemy and the other – the internal enemy. Explosions or implosions – it’s still destruction.
     
     

  14. says

    I’m glad people are now willing to openly admit the internal enemy in our midst. Now all that comes next is people finding the will to do something about it. The Left’s hyperinflation of the economy should accomplish that in the end, one way or another.

  15. Mike Devx says

    Ymar says: What I don’t get is why anyone would ever think the Rubin whatever pictures of what those kids drew, was anything other than Propaganda from the enemy.

    I think there’s an easy and a hard answer, Ymar.  The easy: The pictures are drawn by children, and children are innocent of such schemes.  But that doesn’t mean they haven’t been *used* by knowing, manipulative adults to generate the propaganda.
     
    The harder answer (for me) is that not every leftist is a calculating, devious hater of America.  I was one of them; I know how being steeped in that indoctrination from the time I was a child can lead you into adopting all of the leftist memes.  Luckily for me, I ran into Heinlein as a 9th grader and Ayn Rand as a college sophomore, so I received some significant antibodies along the way.  While resistant, I still carried a lot of leftism around until 9-11 caused my conscious rejection.  I probably am *still* carrying residual elements around within me.

    So… you want to give people the benefit of the doubt, when you’re unfamiliar with the details.  Those near SanFran and Marin County know a lot more about what’s going on than the rest of us.   Was every German under the Nazis “the enemy”?  Even the unwitting tools?  Goebbels’ propaganda was aimed at the Germans, after all, so they weren’t all true believers; I believe the same to be true of what Obama and the other far-leftists are peddling.

    With his billion dollar campaign war chest, will Obama and the other far-leftists succeed with a tsunami of propaganda in influencing 50+ % of voting Americans to retain power?

     

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