You want offensive cartoons? I’ll give you offensive cartoons — Here’s just one (others are at the link):
According to the linked article, the cartoon “was prepared specifically for the official Palestinian Authority daily.”
We (the US, the EU, the UN, and others) are nuts to give any kind of financial support to people who would publish crap like this in their “state-sponsored” publications — and we unfortunately do. Companies like Intel, which early last year announced plans to set up a technological center in the Gaza Strip at the Islamic University of Gaza (I couldn’t determine the current status of the project involved), need a corporate brain scan.
Amid the mountain of evidence released in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial, the most provocative has turned out to be a handful of previously classified evidence detailing Islamist extremists’ ambitious plans for a U.S. takeover.
A knot of terrorism researchers say the memos and audiotapes, many translated from Arabic and containing detailed strategies by the international Islamist group the Muslim Brotherhood, are proof that extremists have long sought to replace the Constitution with Shariah, or Islamic law.
Meanwhile, in Ohio, Governor Ted Strickland (I am moving towards calling him “Stricklandhimmi”) toasts CAIR, an unindicted co-conspirator in the same Holy Land Foundation case, while an adviser to Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman invites a 9/11 denier, David Ray Griffin, to speak — at a supposedly mainstream church. Organizations like CAIR and “truthers” like Griffin, Patrick Poole notes, “are still received and defended by the political power-brokers in Central Ohio and the Columbus establishment media.” The former need to be booted out of office. The latter deserve subscription cancellations on a massive level.
A key reason for Giuliani’s visit is to extract money from the wealthy and growing American population that can be found in London. Huge numbers of American businessmen and firms operate in London – the numbers have allegedly been swollen by people escaping the regulatory insensitivity of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Some London politicians have suggested that a statue of Senator Sarbanes and Representative Oxley be erected in the booming Docklands area of Britain’s capital city as a cheeky thank you for the business that (disputedly) has migrated across the Atlantic as a consequence of their lawmaking.
The “disputedly” link makes a pretty weak case, in my opinion:
According to the study, authored by experts at Ohio State University and the University of Toronto, more stringent corporate governance rules as stipulated by Sarbanes-Oxley are not responsible for any mass departure of NYSE firms to London.
Instead, the study suggests that there are simply fewer companies of the type that would typically pursue an NYSE listing.
First of all, the NYSE is not the only USA location for an IPO to list. There’s this entity called NASDAQ, where the large majority of IPOs are first listed — outfits like, oh, Microsoft and Google.
Second, many startup companies that might have structured themselves for an IPO are instead working to get bought out by bigger companies because of burdensome SarBox regs relating to going public.
Previous related post: Dec. 4, 2006 — London and Hong Kong “Heart” Sarbanes Oxley
Jesse Jackson gets his 7,546th free pass from the press (bold are mine):
Jackson sharply criticized presidential hopeful and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for “acting like he’s white” in what Jackson said has been a tepid response to six black juveniles’ arrest on attempted-murder charges in Jena, La. Jackson, who also lives in Illinois, endorsed Obama in March, according to The Associated Press.
….. Later, Jackson said he did not recall making the “acting like he’s white” comment about Obama, stressing he only wanted to point out the candidates had not seized on an opportunity to highlight the disproportionate criminal punishments black youths too often face.
So reporter Roddie Burris lets Jackson back away from a racist comment because he doesn’t “recall” it. Nobody, not even Al Sharpton, gets kid-glove treatment like JJ. Unbelievable.