Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Shirlee and Dr. Mike on Mighty J-AIR!

Michael L.

jairOur friends, Shirlee Finn of Jews Down Under and Dr. Michael Harris of Stand With Us, are on Michael Burd and Alan Freedman's radio show today, Nothing Left out of Melbourne, Australia.

Shirlee, of course, is an old friend of this blog and is partly responsible for my own interviews with Michael Burd.

Dr. Mike has been active in the Bay Area pro-Israel community for many years and we have, along with Jon Segall, conducted two panel discussions concerning Israel and the conflict.  The second one, held in a Berkeley synagogue, was primarily concerned with whether or not to re-elect Barack Obama.

I sat on the right, Segall sat on the left, and Dr. Mike sat between us.  At the end of the day, Harris came down in favor of a second Obama term.  However, given his recent publication of Winning a Debate with an Israel Hater, I think that he can be forgiven.

Here is my review of the book.

Harris's segment begins at about the 35 minute mark and Shirlee's at the 56 minute mark.

I would very much encourage you guys to check it out.


  1. Mike,
    will definitely listen to this. Thank you.

    Also, just wanted to wish all of you in the States a very happy Thanksgiving for Thursday!

    1. I love Thanksgiving.

      It's all about turkey and stuffing and beer and football - American football, obviously! - and crashing out on the couch in front of the TV.

      By the way, here is an innovative way to solve the Islamic Terrorism Crisis... introduce them to baseball!

      I mean, really, if only Pakistanis would concentrate on their curve ball, or turning over the double play from second base, then they might be less likely to feel the need to scream for Jewish blood.

      {Merely a thought.}

      In the mean time, Vocal Europe wants a piece from me, but what can I say?

      They're out of Brussels, for chrissake, the home of the EU.

      Perhaps I will write a piece informing them that they have a moral obligation to accept the entirety of the Arab world into Europe where they can, henceforth, transform Europe into Eurabia. I think that it is a fair deal. Europe upchucks its Jews, who were good citizens and who contributed in every field of endeavor, in exchange for gazzillions of Arab-Muslims who hate their guts.

      Is that what I should write?

      Meanwhile, Sweden has gone entirely out of its humanitarian mind.

      I read, a short while ago, that they have not enough housing for the immigrant population tromping onto their country and that they were intending to house some of the immigrants in tents.


      Sweden in December in tents.

      I find the immigrant crisis into Europe just fascinating.

      I honestly did not realize that Angela Merkel was a moron until just recently.

    2. Sweden just changed its immigration policy and will limit those coming in for at least the next three years.

      In other words, they are starting to acknowledge their failure.


    3. We're looking at an extraordinary situation. People are having to sleep in tents in Sweden in the freezing cold of a Swedish winter. That is dangerous and appalling.

      There are border controls for the first time ever on the bridge that connects Sweden to Denmark.

      The most nationalistic political party ( far-right) is now the highest polling party in Sweden.
      Polling taken after the attacks on Paris show Marine Le Pen on about 41% of the vote for the presidency.
      And her party looks like it will win two major regions in the upcoming elections. That is extraordinarily, and desperately worrying.
      Also, polling of the youngest age group - 18/34 years - in France is now showing 40% support for Marine Le Pen's party.
      As some people have predicted, the policies of the progressive left are helping to drive people into the arms of the far-right.
      It's truly awful. Beyond awful.

    4. I am still expecting brawls in the streets of Manchester between Anglo football thugs and young Jihadi-inclined Arabs.

      I have no doubt that when it happens, you'll be the first to let me know, Kate.

      I used to say that the rise of political Islam was the single most significant geopolitical happening since the downfall of the Soviet Union.

      But this adds an entirely different dimension.

      I am not one of those who speak of a Muslim invasion of Europe, but this is dynamite.

      And things will go KABOOM.

      There is going to be a lot of blood.


  2. Sweden has a law on the books since the 1950's that says the government, 'in times of emergency' can confiscate your home and either throw you out of it or force other people in to live with you.' There's been some talk of them implementing this law and going first, after people's second homes. This is the country they wanted this is the country they got. Good luck.

    1. Oh, well, ya know, I'm just kicking back and munching on popcorn and pondering on how best to smoke the turkey.

      There have been reports of native Swedes losing their housing due to this remarkable stupidity.

      I honestly think, at this point, that any Jew who lives in Europe should migrate out, if they can.

      It is very easy to say... I know.

  3. "On the maintenance of civilization."

    Podcast by Sam Harris and Douglas Murray.

    Recommended. Covers a lot of ground, including the refugee crisis.


    Made after the attacks in Paris.

    1. Jeff - and everyone else - if you haven't seen them, the interviews by Dave Rubin on " ora" tv are extraordinarily interesting. He's been back on air doing long-form, serious interviews with really good people since the beginning of September 2015. If you go to "ora" you can find the full-length episodes.
      Can't recommend them highly enough.
      Interesting people interviewed recently include:
      Sam Harris
      Ayaan Hirsi Ali
      Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar
      Douglas Murray
      Maajid Nawaz
      Sarah Haider ( Interesting to note, all these people are reviled by the Left.)

      And other interesting people, too.

      Long in-depth conversations in which people properly discuss important ideas. Politics and culture etc.
      Much discussion of the "regressive left."
      Recommended highly!

    2. Off topic, but would someone rid us of Max Blumenthal please. And with extreme prejudice. Impaling comes to mind, just a suggestion.

    3. Sam Harris is getting a lot of attention these days and deservedly so.

      I never even heard of the guy until the dispute with Ben Affleck on Bill Maher.

    4. Yes, he's really good. Incredibly eloquent.
      It's interesting that you mention the Bill Maher/Ben Affleck dispute because that's what Dave Rubin says " Woke him up." It seems like it was an important moment for some people. A bit of a watershed.
      It's really worth watching the " Rubin Report." He's a "liberal" who wants the Left to stand up to the regressive -left.
      He's a very interesting interviewer.

      And, just so you know, he's a supporter of Israel.

      The "Rubin Report" is very worth watching. They're available on youtube as well as "ora" TV. If you haven't seen them, you should.