Daily Archives: May 9, 2011

Facebook Warning – watch out!

If you get this post on Facebook DO NOT LINK TO IT:

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Rob Kall at OpEdNews has more. Click HERE.

…and a quote for the afternoon. Donald Trump on racism.

“I’ve always had a great relationships with the blacks. Some of my best friends are blacks.”

– The Donald

I guess I believe him as much as he believed President Obama was born in America.

And the truth shall set you free… unless it is banned by religion.

NY Hassidic paper ‘deletes’ Clinton from iconic photo 

NEW YORK – The photograph showing President Barack Obama and staffers in the White House Situation Room carefully watching the raid in progress by US forces in Pakistan on the bin Laden compound last Sunday has been published far and wide.

One Hassidic paper in Brooklyn, however, has chosen to alter the photo – excising Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and another female staffer from the picture.

First reported in the blog failedmessiah.typepad.com, the photoshopped picture was published in the Yiddish newspaper Der Zeitung (The Time) on Friday, with empty spaces where Clinton had been sitting and where the female staffer had stood.

– from The Jerusalem Post

If you used this picture, as we did here at Under The LobsterScope, you would have had to follow these rules…after all this is copyrighted material that the White House is allowing distribution of:

“This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, e-mails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.”

Der Zeitung’s Photoshopped reproduction removes Hillary Clinton and one other female staffer from the mix. Reason? Der Zeitung had no comment as to why it altered the picture, but the likelihood of women and men in the same working environment… a concern that it exemplified immodesty or showed strong feelings that women should not be in positions of power… violated an extreme religious position.

Whatever the reason, it is a violation of truth on the part of the Hassidim… odd because conservative Muslims have similar restrictions on women. And for that matter, as my wife pointed out, conservative Christians have restrictions on women, mostly body related, as well.

Some day it would be nice to get past all this stuff.

Tomorrow at 10AM is the second Under The LobsterScope Podcast…

… and I’m happy to say that my guest will be West Virginia Poet Tom Domlin. Tom and I will get to discuss some of his poetry… he’ll do some reading… and we’ll have a good time.

That’s tomorrow morning from 10:30 to 10:30 AM at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/billtchakirides/2011/05/10/under-the-lobsterscope

Uplifting Quote for the Day – John Chamberlain

“I’m going through one of those multi-month illnesses that either you get through or you die. But I think I’m going to get through this one. Doing the work here is very helpful.

“If you stop working, that’s all she wrote.”

Sculptor John Chamberlain, 84, in the New York Times

…and I thought the master of crushed cars was dead already, as are most of his contemporaries.

Glad to see he’s still going.