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2013-09-13 09:32:47 AM
So what's the deal with Wall Street Journal links getting kicked?
 
2013-09-13 09:37:51 AM
Muslims have been threatening to "wipe Israel off the map" for years.

Now they've actually gone and done it!
 
2013-09-13 09:43:03 AM

vernonFL: Muslims have been threatening to "wipe Israel off the map" for years.

Now they've actually gone and done it!


see? and think of all the tension and violence in the Middle East that could have been avoided if this had been better understood.   All those threats to "wipe them off the map"? Israel always assumed that meant the military destruction of their state, and the death of all their people, and really what the Muslims were talking about was just a conspiracy of cartographers
 
2013-09-13 09:44:54 AM
There is no such thing as a "slow outrage week" for the Daily Caller or the rest of the right-wing derposphere.  Anything President Obama does is treated as an excuse to get really, really pissed off. And if he doesn't do anything, they'll make shiat up.
 
2013-09-13 09:50:47 AM
So what percentage of the daily caller's target mouth-breathing audience can find Israel on a map?
 
2013-09-13 09:51:50 AM
That map looked like it was from before independence. Which I could see being useful for context in an Arabic language class. And if he gets such great feedback from most of his students, I'm going to have to figure some of the kids might have missed the point. 

When we were studying colonial African authors in one of my French classes, my teacher gave us a map that showed what parts of Africa were held by which European countries. It really helped get a better sense of how the language spread and how the authors were influenced by their experiences under colonialism. And you could also see how they influenced each other. It was a very cool perspective.
 
2013-09-13 10:05:37 AM

vernonFL: Muslims have been threatening to "wipe Israel off the map" for years.

Now they've actually gone and done it!


Not only that, but they WENT BACK IN TIME and did it.

Scary stuff indeed.
 
2013-09-13 10:15:16 AM

ginandbacon: That map looked like it was from before independence. Which I could see being useful for context in an Arabic language class. And if he gets such great feedback from most of his students, I'm going to have to figure some of the kids might have missed the point. 

When we were studying colonial African authors in one of my French classes, my teacher gave us a map that showed what parts of Africa were held by which European countries. It really helped get a better sense of how the language spread and how the authors were influenced by their experiences under colonialism. And you could also see how they influenced each other. It was a very cool perspective.


You get out of here with your "history" and "perspective"!  That ain't 'murrkin!
 
2013-09-13 10:16:29 AM
They get points for using the term "half-assedly" in the headline. Otherwise, I suggest they go wring their hands in private.
 
2013-09-13 10:16:37 AM

kbronsito: So what percentage of the daily caller's target mouth-breathing audience can find Israel on a map?


Don't you get it?  It's not even on the map!!!
 
2013-09-13 10:22:55 AM
I was pretty impressed when they totally took down Obama for his affection for watching tv.

http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/11/was-president-obama-watching-tv-ri gh t-after-the-benghazi-attacks/

Hard hitting analysis there by a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute.

"Obama's TV watching habits even shocked the comedian Stephen Colbert. During the 2012 campaign season, Colbert offered Donald Trump $1 million to let him put a part of his anatomy in Trump's mouth so that he would "have something going into [his] mouth instead of coming out of it." The offer was so vulgar, Alter notes, that it "was causing some embarrassment in Colbert's own family." After his re-election, Obama saw Colbert and alluded to the offer. Colbert was amazed the president was aware of it. Undaunted by Colbert's discomfort, Michelle Obama volunteered that she and the president watched that particular clip "over and over."
 
2013-09-13 10:23:16 AM

MrBallou: They get points for using the term "half-assedly" in the headline. Otherwise, I suggest they go wring their hands in private.


or wring their privates in their hands which this article is  is the intellectual equivalent of
 
2013-09-13 10:25:19 AM
Hey, you wanted more socially conservative professors in the mix didn't you?
 
2013-09-13 10:25:33 AM
www-tc.pbs.org
[http: //www-tc.pbs.org/wgbh/globalconnections/mideast/images/maps/1920.gif ]

OH SHIAT, EVEN PBS IS IN ON IT!!!!
 
2013-09-13 10:27:15 AM

HeartBurnKid: ginandbacon: That map looked like it was from before independence. Which I could see being useful for context in an Arabic language class. And if he gets such great feedback from most of his students, I'm going to have to figure some of the kids might have missed the point. 

When we were studying colonial African authors in one of my French classes, my teacher gave us a map that showed what parts of Africa were held by which European countries. It really helped get a better sense of how the language spread and how the authors were influenced by their experiences under colonialism. And you could also see how they influenced each other. It was a very cool perspective.

You get out of here with your "history" and "perspective"!  That ain't 'murrkin!


LOL!
 
2013-09-13 10:29:13 AM
I don't suppose it was a map of Arabic-speaking countries, by any chance?
 
2013-09-13 10:31:16 AM

Arkanaut: I don't suppose it was a map of Arabic-speaking countries, by any chance?


Pssst...a lot of Arabs live in Israel.
 
2013-09-13 10:31:23 AM
Wait for the outrage until some latino teacher in CA distributes this map during his HS history class to the students.... ¡¡¡¡¡¡LA RECONQUISTA!!!111!!
static.ddmcdn.com
 
2013-09-13 10:33:30 AM

ginandbacon: That map looked like it was from before independence. Which I could see being useful for context in an Arabic language class. And if he gets such great feedback from most of his students, I'm going to have to figure some of the kids might have missed the point. 

When we were studying colonial African authors in one of my French classes, my teacher gave us a map that showed what parts of Africa were held by which European countries. It really helped get a better sense of how the language spread and how the authors were influenced by their experiences under colonialism. And you could also see how they influenced each other. It was a very cool perspective.


Objection. Assumes the Daily Caller is capable of rational thought.
 
2013-09-13 10:36:30 AM

exparrot: I was pretty impressed when they totally took down Obama for his affection for watching tv.

http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/11/was-president-obama-watching-tv-ri gh t-after-the-benghazi-attacks/


Christ, that's hilarious.
 
2013-09-13 10:38:38 AM
The world sprung into existence in 1950 by the grace of God Our Lord Savior Blessed Be His Name Death To His Enemies. It is forever unchanged throughout past and future, infinite in all His glory and we are all his servants and caretakers of His infinite empire of limitless bounty
 
2013-09-13 10:39:55 AM
It's pretty amazing that all it took to blunt AIPAC's influence was Obama speaking about Israeli security.
 
2013-09-13 10:43:03 AM

ginandbacon: Arkanaut: I don't suppose it was a map of Arabic-speaking countries, by any chance?

Pssst...a lot of Arabs live in Israel.


True, but they're definitely not a majority.
 
2013-09-13 10:44:54 AM

grumpfuff: ginandbacon: That map looked like it was from before independence. Which I could see being useful for context in an Arabic language class. And if he gets such great feedback from most of his students, I'm going to have to figure some of the kids might have missed the point. 

When we were studying colonial African authors in one of my French classes, my teacher gave us a map that showed what parts of Africa were held by which European countries. It really helped get a better sense of how the language spread and how the authors were influenced by their experiences under colonialism. And you could also see how they influenced each other. It was a very cool perspective.

Objection. Assumes the Daily Caller is capable of rational thought.


Point taken.

Lost Thought 00: The world sprung into existence in 19

5048 by the grace of God Our Lord Savior Blessed Be His Name Death To His Enemies. It is forever unchanged throughout past and future, infinite in all His glory and we are all his servants and caretakers of His infinite empire of limitless bounty

FTFY
 
2013-09-13 10:46:33 AM
BARTLETAll right. Hey, you want to see something? Charlie gave this to me. It's amap of theHoly Land, drawn in 1709. He got at a flea market. It's hand-colored, copperengraved.I was going to put it in the outer office.TOBYThis outer office?BARTLETYeah.TOBYNo.BARTLETWhy?TOBYWhy?BARTLETYea h.TOBY'Cause some people are going to find it offensive.BARTLETWhy?TOBYIt doesn't recognize Israel.BARTLETIt was drawn in 1709.TOBYYeah.BARTLETThere was no Israel.TOBYRight.BARTLETIsrael wouldn't happen for another 250 years.TOBYYeah.BARTLETSo, what's the problem with the map?TOBYSome people are going to find it offensive.BARTLETWhy?TOBYIt doesn't recognize Israel.BARTLETTake lunch, would you?
 
2013-09-13 10:47:22 AM
ok, well assume I didn't fark that up.
 
2013-09-13 10:53:23 AM

Arkanaut: ginandbacon: Arkanaut: I don't suppose it was a map of Arabic-speaking countries, by any chance?

Pssst...a lot of Arabs live in Israel.

True, but they're definitely not a majority.


1/6th or 1/7th, IIRC - about the same percentage as African-Americans in the US.
 
2013-09-13 10:57:25 AM
So this map looks like it was from before Israel ever existed. What's the problem? Would you have the US on a map from 1600?
 
2013-09-13 10:58:07 AM

what_now: ok, well assume I didn't fark that up.


LOL that was awesome. I think we're going to have to dowload the series soon. I need a fix.
 
2013-09-13 11:03:17 AM
Uh... the picture included in TFA is a historical map of WW1-era middle eastern European mandates/protectorate spheres, and is entirely accurate, Israel wasn't a thing until 20 or 30 years after that.

I assume the actual map they're being outraged about is something else?
 
2013-09-13 11:09:59 AM

Moosecakes: So this map looks like it was from before Israel ever existed. What's the problem? Would you have the US on a map from 1600?


Most of Israel's neighboring countries were founded around the same time as Israel so that's unlikely. Here's a better map:
img28.imageshack.us
 
2013-09-13 11:12:20 AM

Jim_Callahan: I assume the actual map they're being outraged about is something else?


media.10news.com
 
2013-09-13 11:17:44 AM

exparrot: I was pretty impressed when they totally took down Obama for his affection for watching tv.

http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/11/was-president-obama-watching-tv-ri gh t-after-the-benghazi-attacks/

Hard hitting analysis there by a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute.

"Obama's TV watching habits even shocked the comedian Stephen Colbert. During the 2012 campaign season, Colbert offered Donald Trump $1 million to let him put a part of his anatomy in Trump's mouth so that he would "have something going into [his] mouth instead of coming out of it." The offer was so vulgar, Alter notes, that it "was causing some embarrassment in Colbert's own family." After his re-election, Obama saw Colbert and alluded to the offer. Colbert was amazed the president was aware of it. Undaunted by Colbert's discomfort, Michelle Obama volunteered that she and the president watched that particular clip "over and over."


Well, that makes me like them even more.
That was pretty awesome. Colbert is a fearless genius.
 
2013-09-13 11:18:53 AM

shpritz: Jim_Callahan: I assume the actual map they're being outraged about is something else?

[media.10news.com image 320x240]


It's a list of Arab League members.  You can see it's current though because South Sudan is split off.  The PLO is a member of a lot of those organizations.  I'm surprised he couldn't find a decent map of the Mideast without swiping one from the Economist.
 
2013-09-13 11:20:44 AM

MrBallou: They get points for using the term "half-assedly" in the headline. Otherwise, I suggest they go wring their hands in private.


I don't know which is worse: Full-Slow or Half-Fast.
 
2013-09-13 11:24:29 AM
www.bannedinhollywood.com
cloudfront.mediamatters.org
 
2013-09-13 11:26:32 AM

ArkPanda: shpritz: Jim_Callahan: I assume the actual map they're being outraged about is something else?

[media.10news.com image 320x240]

It's a list of Arab League members.  You can see it's current though because South Sudan is split off.  The PLO is a member of a lot of those organizations.  I'm surprised he couldn't find a decent map of the Mideast without swiping one from the Economist.


Wait, so it's a map of the Arab League, not the middle east as such?

I guess I understand why we're making fun of the Caller for being stupid, then, though I still don't understand why anyone would buy that this was an outrage.
 
2013-09-13 11:26:40 AM

shpritz: Jim_Callahan: I assume the actual map they're being outraged about is something else?

[media.10news.com image 320x240]


Wait? Why would Israel even be included in a map of the "ARAB LEAGUE"?

The poutrage is even more pathetic than I suspected.
 
2013-09-13 11:28:10 AM

ArkPanda: shpritz: Jim_Callahan: I assume the actual map they're being outraged about is something else?

[media.10news.com image 320x240]

It's a list of Arab League members.  You can see it's current though because South Sudan is split off.  The PLO is a member of a lot of those organizations.  I'm surprised he couldn't find a decent map of the Mideast without swiping one from the Economist.


Maybe this girl was on to something:
www.mediabistro.com
 
2013-09-13 11:30:43 AM

the_vegetarian_cannibal: shpritz: Jim_Callahan: I assume the actual map they're being outraged about is something else?

[media.10news.com image 320x240]

Wait? Why would Israel even be included in a map of the "ARAB LEAGUE"?

The poutrage is even more pathetic than I suspected.


I was feeling all smart from deducing that from the country list, and then I see it's right there in the corner.
 
2013-09-13 11:36:14 AM

ArkPanda: the_vegetarian_cannibal: shpritz: Jim_Callahan: I assume the actual map they're being outraged about is something else?

[media.10news.com image 320x240]

Wait? Why would Israel even be included in a map of the "ARAB LEAGUE"?

The poutrage is even more pathetic than I suspected.

I was feeling all smart from deducing that from the country list, and then I see it's right there in the corner.


Give yourself some credit. You noticed South Sudan and deduced it was a current map, so you can go on feeling smart.
 
2013-09-13 12:06:41 PM
Link to the offensive map. Looks to be a map of the Arab League, so it makes sense that Israel would not be labelled. For goodness sakes, it looks like the map was produced by The Economist. But please, lets be outraged at the professor because muslin or something.
 
2013-09-13 12:12:15 PM

theknuckler_33: because muslin


I prefer Swiss dot. *sniff*
 
2013-09-13 12:12:39 PM

Magorn: vernonFL: Muslims have been threatening to "wipe Israel off the map" for years.

Now they've actually gone and done it!

see? and think of all the tension and violence in the Middle East that could have been avoided if this had been better understood.   All those threats to "wipe them off the map"? Israel always assumed that meant the military destruction of their state, and the death of all their people, and really what the Muslims were talking about was just a conspiracy of cartographers



Also suspects a conspiracy of cartographers:
bullmurph.com
 
2013-09-13 12:13:47 PM
You know who else has a problem with this map

politicsinn.com
 
2013-09-13 12:20:00 PM

what_now: BARTLETAll right. Hey, you want to see something? Charlie gave this to me. It's amap of theHoly Land, drawn in 1709. He got at a flea market. It's hand-colored, copperengraved.I was going to put it in the outer office.TOBYThis outer office?BARTLETYeah.TOBYNo.BARTLETWhy?TOBYWhy?BARTLETYea h.TOBY'Cause some people are going to find it offensive.BARTLETWhy?TOBYIt doesn't recognize Israel.BARTLETIt was drawn in 1709.TOBYYeah.BARTLETThere was no Israel.TOBYRight.BARTLETIsrael wouldn't happen for another 250 years.TOBYYeah.BARTLETSo, what's the problem with the map?TOBYSome people are going to find it offensive.BARTLETWhy?TOBYIt doesn't recognize Israel.BARTLETTake lunch, would you?


Thank you, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-09-13 12:39:00 PM

grumpfuff: ginandbacon: That map looked like it was from before independence. Which I could see being useful for context in an Arabic language class. And if he gets such great feedback from most of his students, I'm going to have to figure some of the kids might have missed the point. 

When we were studying colonial African authors in one of my French classes, my teacher gave us a map that showed what parts of Africa were held by which European countries. It really helped get a better sense of how the language spread and how the authors were influenced by their experiences under colonialism. And you could also see how they influenced each other. It was a very cool perspective.

Objection. Assumes the Daily Caller is capable of rational thought.


That also assumes the Daily Caller used an image of the map that the professor handed out. Which they didn't.
 
2013-09-13 12:42:23 PM

ginandbacon: That map looked like it was from before independence. Which I could see being useful for context in an Arabic language class. And if he gets such great feedback from most of his students, I'm going to have to figure some of the kids might have missed the point. 

When we were studying colonial African authors in one of my French classes, my teacher gave us a map that showed what parts of Africa were held by which European countries. It really helped get a better sense of how the language spread and how the authors were influenced by their experiences under colonialism. And you could also see how they influenced each other. It was a very cool perspective.


The mapped they linked wasn't the one he handed out...you'll notice it doesn't say Palestinian territories on it...
 
2013-09-13 12:49:18 PM
media.10news.com
Really?

Someone add The Economist to the LOPCATGOPATA! Pronto!
 
2013-09-13 12:55:11 PM

theknuckler_33: Looks to be a map of the Arab League, so it makes sense that Israel would not be labelled.


Someone alert Politico. This map conspicuously omits Perth and Sydney.

www.lib.utexas.edu
 
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