The Bookworm Beat — August 22, 2014 mid-day edition edition

Woman writingClimate change hysteria will make you crazy

We all know that it’s wrong to laugh at those who are mentally ill, but doesn’t it seem like there should be an exception for those whose particular mental illness takes the form of aggressive, obsessive climate change mania? Tim Blair’s brilliant fisking of an article about a climate change Nazi who’s depressed is just too funny to ignore.

Progressives continue to try to make futile any resistance to their “scientific” dogma

Scarily, the climate change Nazis — the ones who wish to end all scientific debate in favor of ideologically dictated theories — are on the move again. Having successful demonized any challenges to their theories (never mind that virtually all of their predictions re climate have failed to materialize), is a movement to federalize “science” instruction in schools along Progressive lines.

Sarah Palin, living rent free inside Leftist heads

Speaking of crazy people, The Guardian wrote an article saying that Sarah Palin likes the new movie The Giver because it comes out strongly against a seemingly beneficent Nanny State. That’s not the crazy part. The crazy part is the unbelievably rage-filled, completely maddened comments that people left in response to Sarah Palin’s movie review. Here’s just one example, plucked off the top of the comment pile:

“…Palin also praises Streep for taking part in a movie….”
If Streep ever gets asked about this Palin-endorsement in an interview and she somehow manages to hide her contempt for the grifting, snake-oil selling, intellectual-capacity-of-a-tree-stump, lying, race-baiting, bullshitting, couldn’t-write-her-name-in-the-dirt-with-a-stick, idiot then Meryl will cement her standing as the greatest actress in the world.

Clearly, Sarah Palin’s doing something right if, by hewing to arguments that as little as 30 years ago were mainstream American concepts, she can drive them so insane.

And another thing that’s wrong with Obama….

While I’m on the subject of vituperative dislike for an opposing politician, I recommend a strong round of applause for David Horowitz’s epic rant against Barack Obama. Unlike the Palin haters, who exist in a fantasy land, Horowitz is helped in his rant by the fact that he has facts on his side, rather than just inchoate anger and slander. This is not a post that will convert the unbelievers, but it will make the believers feel good.

America plays the price for Obama’s refusal to recognize terrorism

Andrew McCarthy has resurrected a six year old column in which he essentially predicted precisely what has happened: a resurgent Islam that Obama is incapable of dealing with, since he treats all terrorism as a form of crime, rather than an act of war. (McCarthy also notes that Obama has helped resurgent Islam along with his support for the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical Islamists.) I cannot remember where I read it, but I definitely read that Obama intends to treat the Foley murder — another act of war — as a mere crime to be sucked into our dysfunctional criminal legal system.

Unlike Obama, Chuck Hagel is slowing figuring out that ISIS is not a mere criminal problem

Vengeance is ours, sayeth Hamas

Yesterday, I wrote:

Something very, very big happened in Gaza last night: Israel assassinated three of the highest ranking Hamas leaders. Dayenu. But the enormously skillfully strike, which could have been achieved only with extraordinary knowledge, reveals something that should strike a shattering blow at Hamas: “The killing of the three constituted an indication that something in the intelligence discipline at the very top of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades has cracked.”

Today, Hamas enacted swift vengeance against those it alleges were the leakers:  it summarily executed around 18 Palestinians.  My own suspicion is that these 18 were just random victims, killed solely to instill fear in all other Palestinians.

Hillary: Hamas enabler

It was not a coincidence that the Hamas tunnels came into being during Hillary’s tenure as Secretary of State:

In a bombshell revelation, Dennis Ross, the senior Mideast policy adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from 2009 to 2011, has admitted that it was he who was assigned the task of pressuring Israel to ease up on its military blockade of Gaza.

“I argued with Israeli leaders and security officials, telling them they needed to allow more construction materials, including cement, into Gaza so that housing, schools and basic infrastructure could be built,” Ross revealed in the Washington Post on August 10. “They countered that Hamas would misuse it, and they were right.”

Read the rest here.

“Israel, you’re not alone”

It’s not great music, but it’s such a great sentiment, I have to share a Christian group’s promise to Israel:

Israel You’re Not Alone – Official Music Video from HaYovel on Vimeo.

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  • terrapin

    Calling folks who disagree with your views on climate change “Nazis” is offensive and reveals an intellectual laziness. How in the hell can you equate those who recognize climate change with genocidal monsters? There is no comparison, and Ill-conceived analogies like this lessen the crimes of the real Nazis.

  • Danny Lemieux

    Terrapin, with all due respect, you are conflating the symptoms with the disease. Yes, they are linked,

    But, what you cite are the symptoms of the Nazi disease. What Book was referencing is the viral organism (the Progressive-Left mindset) of the Nazi disease.

    There are still many people of the Nazi mindset alive today, even if they aren’t able to carry out their genocidal goals. There are many pro-AGW environmentalists and their organizations that openly advocate mass-reductions in population in the name of their environmentalist gods. Just because they haven’t (yet) accumulated the power to do so makes them no less reprehensible.

  • JKB

    Yep, no more golf outing invitations for Hagel and Dempsey. Especially Dempsey who can apparently see the dangers of open boarders and weak immigration control for NATO but not the US.

    Unfortunate for the 18 that Hamas murdered, but if they were random, then all the better to undermine Hamas. Israel is making Hamas act without rationality and that will cause them to lose the populace. To bad Hamas is funded by the UN and the US instead of depending on tax collections from the people of Gaza.

  • qr4j

    Was it not just a few months ago that our esteemed (cough, choke, hack) leader called ISIS the JV team compared to al Qaeda?

    When it comes to defending America, Obama is consistently a day late and a dollar short. OR never truly shows up at all. Witness Benghazi, for example.

    Read this afternoon that ISIS is targeting Chicago. That really hits close to me. I live but 125 miles south of Chicago. And my sister calls the Windy City home.

    I am fed up to the teeth with President Golf Course. I’m done. Over him. Wish he would quit being POTUS.

    Would Obama stand by and let his wife, daughter, and boyfriends be murdered and not do anything to stop it? Let’s just say if I were Michelle, the girls, or Reggie Love, I wouldn’t count on anything but golf from the damned fool!