Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Game... Set... Match...?

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The tournament seems to be drawing to a close.  It's been several days since I delivered a killer backhand at "Wellington", with no volley back from him.  Unfortunately, no Jihad Watcher (no worthwhile Jihad Watcher, that is) cares to even weigh in at all as an extemporaneous referee to call the shot (let alone the game, the set, the match, or...  the tournament).

This is the third (and likely last) installment of my series of challenges between myself and a Jihad Watch commenter (one "Wellington") who claims to know enough about the history and nature of U.S. law to pronounce the proposal of total deportation definitively un-Constitutional.

While the dedicated reader can simply plow through the lengthy material of the three sets of exchanges one by one, sequentially, I do invite him or her to begin at the end by cutting to the chase and starting with #3 first (and even within that link of exchanges, to zero in on my very last missive) -- then go back to start at the beginning.  If the reader does take the time to go through these exchanges carefully, he will notice at least one theme:  repetition.  And that repetition in my estimation (as I expressed here and there, in my frustration) was caused by Wellington stubbornly persisting in either mis-characterizing my position, or not fully grasping my points -- apparently because he had not read me carefully enough.  Beyond that, and more gravely, he seems unable or unwilling to grasp the horrible problem of Islam.

At any rate, here are the three installments:

1. The Wellington/Hesperado Tennis Match

2. Re-Match

3. The Final Round:

Hesperado

Wellington

Hesperado

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Wellington

Hesperado

Wellington

Hesperado

Game, set, match...?



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Monday, August 25, 2014

It depends on what IS is...

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Here's a good article Andrew Bostom posted a few weeks ago, that helps illuminate some of the complexity of the Iraq catastrophe, and shows that Islam is the main problem, not merely ISIS/ISIL/IS.


Sunday, August 24, 2014

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A nicely searing skewering of Noam Chomsky:

Noam Chomsky: Do as I say not as I do.


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Further Reading:

Left/Right Polarity, Convergence