Skip to comments.Andrew Wilkow Live Show Thread 02/05/06 (10:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. EST)
Posted on 02/05/2006 7:03:56 AM PST by AliVeritas
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Here's your Andrew Wilkow ping!
FR shoutout at the top, explains reasonably why he lurks (for you newbies, that means comes in to check FR out, but not a member... which is the majority here).
He requests code name "Echo" when sending an email through http://www.wabcradio.com
Go to personality profiles, email our personalities, Wilkow, Subject "Echo" for freepers.
For you crabby ones... stay in Flank 2 position... that's me, just kidding.
Andrew asks why this fine athlete is not being celebrated... we know the answer, liberalism:
New York City girl in spotlight after 113-point performance
Talks about the moral compass (or not) of the Super Bowl
Evangelicals Will Not Take Stand on Global Warming
BTW, in my Catholic Parish, I hear about global warming/our responsibility and stewardship to take care of the earth re: Genesis often... and they take action.
The oxymoron of So-called celebrities re: enviroment/Jets/SUVs
Bush was right not to sign Kyoto.
Everyone allowed to pollute except US and we have to pay.
So-called poor nations (Africa, China? poor)... it's for their economy and it's ok.
Sheehan has no idea what she's advocating with Chavez.
Check it out:
Rock on, Epiphanny
Good Morning Ali! A little late, but I'm here and listening!
You're not going to believe this one:
Prince's big game was not a good thing http://msn.foxsports.com/wcbk/story/5302874
(snip) First, praise to Epiphanny Prince. Scoring 113 points in a 32-minute game is an incredible athletic achievement and if, as reported, she made 54 of 60 shots, that's even more incredible. I'm sure many were layups, but even making 54 out of 60 layups is no mean feat.
And Prince's performance highlights a season in which she has proved wrong some who doubted her intensity. She has played at a high level all year, and clearly established herself as one of the top players in the country.
Epiphanny Prince scored 113 points this week in one game. (Michael Appleton / Associated Press)
All that said, even accounting for the marvelous skills of Prince, the 137-32 Murray Bergtraum win was a disgrace to the coaching staff and the school. There is simply no reason to humiliate another team, regardless of the level of the play and regardless of whatever might have contributed to the desire to run up the score and let Prince get a national record.
Coach Ed Grezinsky, who transformed Murray Bergtraum from just another New York City high school into a national power, must shoulder most of the blame for this disgusting display of excess. At every level, from local rec leagues to the NBA, responsible coaches recognize that there are two teams on the court, and that the players wearing different-colored uniforms deserve respect, no matter what their talent level.
Caller doesn't believe 'global warning' and says data doesn't support it.
My note: Why wouldn't you want to do more regardless?
What's wrong with saving fuel (especially in view of events, even if you think you don't have to).
Who doesn't think the rainforest (host of many natural cures and provider of oxygen... and beautiful), shouldn't be cut down?
Who doesn't think the use of less plastics and pollution that has been known through factory output or cancer causing flurocarbons aren't a good thing?
Who doesn't tell their child not to litter, whether in the house or anywhere they go?
What's the name of the article in WaPo?
Coming up... the Cartoon Jihad.
Too bad they didn't protest suicide bombing or beheadings with such zeal.
How are you alice?
'Sensitivity' can have brutal consequences
February 5, 2006
BY MARK STEYN SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
I long ago lost count of the number of times I've switched on the TV and seen crazy guys jumping up and down in the street, torching the Stars and Stripes and yelling ''Death to the Great Satan!'' Or torching the Union Jack and yelling ''Death to the Original If Now Somewhat Arthritic And Semi-Retired Satan!'' But I never thought I'd switch on the TV and see the excitable young lads jumping up and down in Jakarta, Lahore, Aden, Hebron, etc., etc., torching the flag of Denmark.
Denmark! Even if you were overcome with a sudden urge to burn the Danish flag, where do you get one in a hurry in Gaza? Well, OK, that's easy: the nearest European Union Humanitarian Aid and Intifada-Funding Branch Office. But where do you get one in an obscure town on the Punjabi plain on a Thursday afternoon? If I had a sudden yen to burn the Yemeni or Sudanese flag on my village green, I haven't a clue how I'd get hold of one in this part of New Hampshire. Say what you like about the Islamic world, but they show tremendous initiative and energy and inventiveness, at least when it comes to threatening death to the infidels every 48 hours for one perceived offense or another. If only it could be channeled into, say, a small software company, what an economy they'd have.
Meanwhile, back in Copenhagen, the Danes are a little bewildered to find that this time it's plucky little Denmark who's caught the eye of the nutters. Last year, a newspaper called Jyllands-Posten published several cartoons of the Prophet Muhammed, whose physical representation in art is forbidden by Islam. The cartoons aren't particularly good and they were intended to be provocative. But they had a serious point. Before coming to that, we should note that in the Western world "artists" "provoke" with the same numbing regularity as young Muslim men light up other countries' flags. When Tony-winning author Terence McNally writes a Broadway play in which Jesus has gay sex with Judas, the New York Times and Co. rush to garland him with praise for how "brave" and "challenging" he is. The rule for "brave" "transgressive" "artists" is a simple one: If you're going to be provocative, it's best to do it with people who can't be provoked.
Thus, NBC is celebrating Easter this year with a special edition of the gay sitcom "Will & Grace," in which a Christian conservative cooking-show host, played by the popular singing slattern Britney Spears, offers seasonal recipes -- "Cruci-fixin's." On the other hand, the same network, in its coverage of the global riots over the Danish cartoons, has declined to show any of the offending artwork out of "respect" for the Muslim faith.
Which means out of respect for their ability to locate the executive vice president's home in the suburbs and firebomb his garage.
Jyllands-Posten wasn't being offensive for the sake of it. They had a serious point -- or, at any rate, a more serious one than Britney Spears or Terence McNally. The cartoons accompanied a piece about the dangers of "self-censorship" -- i.e., a climate in which there's no explicit law forbidding you from addressing the more, er, lively aspects of Islam but nonetheless everyone feels it's better not to.
That's the question the Danish newspaper was testing: the weakness of free societies in the face of intimidation by militant Islam.
One day, years from now, as archaeologists sift through the ruins of an ancient civilization for clues to its downfall, they'll marvel at how easy it all was. You don't need to fly jets into skyscrapers and kill thousands of people. As a matter of fact, that's a bad strategy, because even the wimpiest state will feel obliged to respond. But if you frame the issue in terms of multicultural "sensitivity," the wimp state will bend over backward to give you everything you want -- including, eventually, the keys to those skyscrapers. Thus, Jack Straw, the British foreign secretary, hailed the "sensitivity" of Fleet Street in not reprinting the offending cartoons.
No doubt he's similarly impressed by the "sensitivity" of Anne Owers, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons, for prohibiting the flying of the English national flag in English prisons on the grounds that it shows the cross of St. George, which was used by the Crusaders and thus is offensive to Muslims. And no doubt he's impressed by the "sensitivity" of Burger King, which withdrew its ice cream cones from its British menus because Rashad Akhtar of High Wycombe complained that the creamy swirl shown on the lid looked like the word "Allah" in Arabic script. I don't know which sura in the Koran says don't forget, folks, it's not just physical representations of God or the Prophet but also chocolate ice cream squiggly representations of the name, but ixnay on both just to be "sensitive."
And doubtless the British foreign secretary also appreciates the "sensitivity" of the owner of France-Soir, who fired his editor for republishing the Danish cartoons. And the "sensitivity" of the Dutch film director Albert Ter Heerdt, who canceled the sequel to his hit multicultural comedy ''Shouf Shouf Habibi!'' on the grounds that "I don't want a knife in my chest" -- which is what happened to the last Dutch film director to make a movie about Islam: Theo van Gogh, on whose ''right to dissent'' all those Hollywood blowhards are strangely silent. Perhaps they're just being "sensitive,'' too.
And perhaps the British foreign secretary also admires the "sensitivity" of those Dutch public figures who once spoke out against the intimidatory aspects of Islam and have now opted for diplomatic silence and life under 24-hour armed guard. And maybe he even admires the "sensitivity" of the increasing numbers of Dutch people who dislike the pervasive fear and tension in certain parts of the Netherlands and so have emigrated to Canada and New Zealand.
Very few societies are genuinely multicultural. Most are bicultural: On the one hand, there are folks who are black, white, gay, straight, pre-op transsexual, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, worshippers of global-warming doom-mongers, and they rub along as best they can. And on the other hand are folks who do not accept the give-and-take, the rough-and-tumble of a "diverse" "tolerant" society, and, when one gently raises the matter of their intolerance, they threaten to kill you, which makes the question somewhat moot.
One day the British foreign secretary will wake up and discover that, in practice, there's very little difference between living under Exquisitely Refined Multicultural Sensitivity and Sharia. As a famously sensitive Dane once put it, "To be or not to be, that is the question."
© Mark Steyn, 2006
USS Cole attack planner escapes
We are all Danes now
Iran Vows to Continue Nuclear Work, Says `Middle Ages' Are Over (When it's convenient?)
The Epiphanny Prince story was the topic of conversation this morning on a weekly New York sports radio program that deals specifically with youth sports, and the callers were overwhelmingly opposed to that kind of thing. It's not a question of "liberal" vs. "conservative," but of sportsmanship.
Europeans change their tune after Iran's nuclear threats
Diplomatic channels may not be enough to stem the inflammatory statements from Tehran.
1. There is no reason to keep your starters playing in a game where you are up by 50+ points. If your bench players don't get into a game that you end up winning by 100+ points, then when do you ever send them on the court?
2. Epiphanny Prince already has a basketball scholarship to Rutgers next year. Imagine the cries of outrage that this coach would have heard -- and justifiably so -- from every corner of the sports world if she had suffered a career-threatening injury in the second half of a game that her team was winning by 80 points.
Europeans change their tune after Iran's nuclear threats
Diplomatic channels may not be enough to stem the inflammatory statements from Tehran.
Chavez Threatens to Jail Diplomats, Shut Refineries (Update1)
Unchallenged, a man poses as a suicide bomber. Police stop press taking pictures
Non-levee assets have distracted N.O. board
Flood protection has taken a back seat
Saudis Shred Bibles, Rights Campaigners Claim
This happens all the time in Saudi Arabia... Gd forbid if they catch you having a bible meeting in your home.
Angry Lebanese demonstrators torched the Danish consulate in Beirut on Sunday, further escalating a violent turn in protests over the publication by European newspapers of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.
Thousands of protesters, some carrying green Islamic flags, chanted "God is Greatest" outside the burning building as thick black smoke billowed into the sky.
Some stood on top of a fire engine, one of three damaged by protesters to prevent fire fighters putting the blaze out.
It was not immediately clear if the building was empty.
On Saturday furious Syrians had set fire to the Danish and Norwegian embassies in Damascus. They also damaged the Swedish embassy and tried to storm the French mission but were held off by riot police.
Associated Press adds this (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060205/ap_on_re_mi_ea/lebanon_prophet_drawings):
The trouble in Lebanon threatened to take a sectarian spin as protesters stoned the nearby St. Maroun Church, one of the city's main Maronite Catholic churches, and private property in Ashrafieh, a Christian area near Beirut's commercial district.
Video at BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4682560.stm
David Warren: "The Rage" http://www.realclearpolitics.com/Commentary/com-2_5_06_DW.html
Austin Bay: It's not a row. It's a war. http://austinbay.net/blog/?p=885
Instapundit's Glenn and Helen podcast is up: Timely and excellent as usual. Guests are Austin Bay, Jim Dunnigan of StrategyPage and milblogger Michael Yon. Must-listen.
Podcasts: http://instapundit.com/archives/028422.php http://drhelen.blogspot.com/2006/02/podcast-on-military-oil-and-priceless.html
The Small Wars Journal has a comprehensive repository of news links and background on the escalating war. http://www.smallwarsjournal.com/news/imageproblem.htm
Two Jordan editors are arrested
Two Jordanian newspaper editors who published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad have been arrested.
Jihad Momani and Hisham Khalidi are accused of insulting religion under Jordan's press and publications law.
Mr Momani was fired from the weekly Shihan after reproducing the cartoons - originally printed in Denmark - which have caused a global storm of protest.
One of the cartoons depicts Muhammad as a terrorist. Any images of the Prophet are banned under Islamic tradition.
Identity Politics, Free Speech, and the Future of worldwide Liberalism, 2: a follow-up
I'm fine, all is well here and you? Darn, I had a phone call and missed Andrew's rant on Islam, the ROP! Oh well, I'll catch up. :)
From Bulldog Pundit:
A Message To All Those Muslims Rioting Over Cartoons....
If you are one of those Muslims that is rioting and setting embassies ablaze because of some Danish cartoons depicting Allah is a terrorist I just want to let you know that you are all "bleeping" insane nutcases that the world would likely be better off without. Perhaps you all should use your energy to coming out of the stone age, teaching your women to read and drive, and aspiring to something other than getting 72 virgins in exchange for blowing infidels to bits.
Hey, if you're offended by the cartoons, get over it. Does it suck to be offended? Sure, the first reaction that sane people have to getting offended isn't to kill people and destroy things. And keep in mind you're getting worked up into homicidal rage - BY FRIGGIN CARTOONS!!!! For any of you who say there's no difference between their culture and our own, keep in mind this is all happening because of FRIGGIN CARTOONS!!!
So again I say to those rioters that instead of killing people and shouting "Allahu Akbar!!", it might be a better idea to bring your bass-ackwards culture into the 21st century so that instead of having time to burn the nearest embassy you all could make meaningful contributions to the world and let the rest of us get on with our lives without having to worry about the next batch of suicide bombers and terrorists coming out of your midst.
Andrew, you didn't say anything about this meanwhile:
Appeals Court Upholds Nativity Ban in NYC Schools
But the star and cresent are permitted btw.
Deportation time, if you ask me... and no more university students from the ME.
I'm sure you've seen the 'turnabout is fair play or you get what you pay for', re: Walwart.
The suit by three females over emergency contraception not being available at Walmart. Hey, when you go behind the backs of your customers and put your money against Alito... that's what happens. No more two-face.
I hope someone has my bail money... no, I would would pray for them.
It's bloodlust alright, it's truly evil...
Whoever emailed you that re: basketball player
is smoking rope.
How about the persecution in Darfur?
Republicans Were Masters In the Race to Paint Alito
Just got in. Very quiet this morning. Andrew rocks. He tells it like it is.!
Iran Ends Cooperation With Nuke Watchdog
Hey, did you see them come out for the disabled man on death row after... why not?
Thanks AW, great show.
You weren't cooking for the superbowl were you?
I'll second that! Andrew was on a roll this morning! WTG!
No, I do my food shopping on Sunday Morning. Caught most of the show in the car.
I hate WABC when they have all the sports. Always cutting in, especially on Mark.
Oh well, Catch you tomorrow with Tony!
Enjoy the superbowl.
Catholic priest shot dead in church in Turkey (ROP again.)
I'm off to Mass. Take notes tomorrow for me... I have a lot of impartial hearings.
As for me, tonight I'll either be watching the Puppy Bowl II on the animal planet or a movie on Lifetime. Needless to say, I'm not a football fan!
I didn't know that... the Puppy Bowl? My daughter will love it. I didn't see it advertised when we were watching yesterday. Great.
And there's a kitten half time show too! LOL!
With all that's going on in the world today to even talk about a HS player is a shameful waste of radio time.
But what I object to most strongly about this self-proclaimed next generation...blah blah blah is his non-position on abortion. Twice he's explained that his opposition to abortion is 'scientific' not spiritual or faith based (that in itself is unfortunate and a bit cowardly). He then makes his case that killing a 'fully formed' human being is murder. He goes on to describe partial birth abortion as his argument. Well, how many abortions are in the third tri-mester? What about those in week four? or week eight? Where is your objection to abortion at all times? Even those that are done before the fetus is 'fully formed'?
No, his position on abortion is miles from conservative and much closer to that of a liberal who finally draws the line somewhere.
Little Andy will have to do a whole lot better if he wants to come within the outer reaches of that which he proclaims for himself.