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April 27, 2014

In which a commenter spells kidd with two d’s

funcshway said: Stick to the TRUTH kidd

» SFB says: Which part of the story wasn’t truthful enough for you, the Holocaust or the denialism? In the case of the latter, the Iranian government is pretty well-known for denialism, particularly when Ahmadinejad was in charge. In the case of Israel/Palestine, the AP story we linked to puts it like this:

Many Palestinians fear that if they acknowledge the Holocaust, they will diminish their own claims based on years of suffering, including their uprooting during Israel’s 1948 creation and decades under Israeli occupation.

It’s a difficult topic but definitely one with a history. — Ernie @ SFB

12:33 // 2 months ago
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas acknowledges that the Holocaust was heinous, which is a big deal because Holocaust denialism is a somewhat common thing in the Middle East. (Though that said, some have disputed this perception.) 
Back in the ’80s, Abbas himself wrote a book that some consider a piece of Holocaust denialism. 

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas acknowledges that the Holocaust was heinous, which is a big deal because Holocaust denialism is a somewhat common thing in the Middle East. (Though that said, some have disputed this perception.) 

Back in the ’80s, Abbas himself wrote a book that some consider a piece of Holocaust denialism. 

12:18 // 2 months ago
April 14, 2013
synecdoche:

justin bieber is my favorite person in the entire world

People are pretty angry about that last line.

synecdoche:

justin bieber is my favorite person in the entire world

People are pretty angry about that last line.

(via natface)

15:03 // 1 year ago
June 20, 2012
"Joe the Plumber" ties gun control to Armenian, Nazi genocides: Samuel Wurzelbacher, who made a name for himself in the 2008 election by confronting then-candidate Barack Obama before that was a hip thing to do, is now a congressional candidate in Ohio, and has a new campaign video which suggests (via a voiceover playing while Wurzelbacher shoots off a gun) that Armenians and Jews were disarmed before being killed in separate genocides. As you might guess, this kind of talk hasn’t exactly gone over with many people, and his campaign had to walk back the arguments a bit. “No one in the video said gun control CAUSED genocide,” the candidate said on Twitter. Whew. Anyway, if you’re curious, the video is over here. Try to keep your palm off your face. (photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

"Joe the Plumber" ties gun control to Armenian, Nazi genocides: Samuel Wurzelbacher, who made a name for himself in the 2008 election by confronting then-candidate Barack Obama before that was a hip thing to do, is now a congressional candidate in Ohio, and has a new campaign video which suggests (via a voiceover playing while Wurzelbacher shoots off a gun) that Armenians and Jews were disarmed before being killed in separate genocides. As you might guess, this kind of talk hasn’t exactly gone over with many people, and his campaign had to walk back the arguments a bit. “No one in the video said gun control CAUSED genocide,” the candidate said on Twitter. Whew. Anyway, if you’re curious, the video is over here. Try to keep your palm off your face. (photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

20:35 // 2 years ago
May 29, 2012

Featured above are remarks by President Obama about Polish resistance figure (and later Georgetown professor) Jan Karski, whom he awarded a posthumous Medal of Freedom today. Karski is considered a major hero of the anti-Nazi movement, who sought valiantly to alert the world to the atrocity of the Holocaust; he died in 2001. As you can hear in the above statement, President Obama made reference to “Polish death camps,” a phrasing that touched off a firestorm amongst Polish political figures, insisting Obama should have made it clear the camps were under the control of Nazi occupied Poland. The calls for apology came fast and fierce. Said Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski: “The White House will apologize for this outrageous error. [Prime Minister Donald] Tusk will make a statement in the morning. It’s a pity that this important ceremony was upstaged by ignorance and incompetence.”

(Source: BuzzFeed)

20:57 // 2 years ago
January 31, 2012

A heavy slur, sloppily made: The Gingrich campaign has, in an effort to both court and inflame Florida’s large Jewish population, made a startling accusation. As you can hear above, a robocall claims Romney vetoed a bill to fund kosher food in Massachusetts nursing homes, which meant that Holocaust survivors were, “for the first time,” forced to eat non-kosher. In reality, Romney did veto a bill providing additional funds, but it never took effect (overruled by the state legislature), nor would it have forced anyone to eat non-kosher; it maintained present funding levels, and nursing homes without kosher kitchens would offset with other sources of kosher cuisine, saving nearly $600,000. Assuming the true context of this tactic is widely realized, we guess this won’t endear Newt to the Jewish community. Or anybody else. source

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14:13 // 2 years ago
October 4, 2011
"An important document": What a letter from Hitler (circa 1919) looks like
The Museum of Tolerance to put Hitler’s letter on display: Written before his “Mein Kampf” manifesto, the letter mentions the “Jewish threat.” Deborah Lipstadt, a professor at Emory University, said that this letter is “important for helping us understand Adolf Hitler.”  source
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The Museum of Tolerance to put Hitler’s letter on display: Written before his “Mein Kampf” manifesto, the letter mentions the “Jewish threat.” Deborah Lipstadt, a professor at Emory University, said that this letter is “important for helping us understand Adolf Hitler.”  source

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0:39 // 2 years ago