Sunday, June 06, 2010

The Witch and the White House

Here's White House Witch Helen Thomas' written apology for telling Jews to "get the Hell out of Palestine."

"I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heartfelt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon."

That doesn't really strike me as an apology since regretting the comments you make and apologizing for what you said are two separate things. Actually, I don't think she should even have to apologize for saying what she believes, but Hearst Newspapers does have to decide if they want to work with someone with such views.

I wonder what the reaction would be like if she told all the Muslims to get out of France or all the Mexicans to get out of Arizona. Someone should also remind her that in 1948 when the British left Palestine they offered to split the land between the two peoples. The Jews said yes, the Arabs said no and then promptly all attacked Israel. The lost that war, and every few years after launch another war to make up for their piss-poor decision.

Helen, the Jews would like the smallest, non-oil producing little piece of desert in the Middle East. Try to find Israel on a map of the Mid-East, usually they can't even spell the word on the country itself because it's so small in a nest of hostile countries.

Take a look for yourself and see if you can find it.

Interestingly, it isn't all bad news for Helen, according to my sources, she has been offered to play the evil witch in a new movie being produced by Mel Gibson.


Malcolm Q. Ross said...

But Arizona has been getting rid of the Mexicans. They have made their state so inhospitable to migrant works that they are movie to other states. The reason it is inhospitable is because the state is slowly going bankrupt and their economy is in shambles. But if I have learned anything from the WASPS, financial security it means nothing if there are brown people around.

Barry said...

Will Helen's character's name in Mel's new movie be "Sugar Tits"? Now, take 24 hours to get that mental image out of your mind.

Steve in CA said...

Very well stated, Dave, and appreciated. I know you are first and foremost a comic, and not a political one. But I love to see you comment on this type of thing too. I really respected Helen's testicular fortitude before this, but i was respecting a large-nutted lady that doesn't really exist. The irony is that she has been too well-informed for too many decades to pretend it was a slip of the lip.

Jonathan said...

Go after Helen Thomas. Her comments were intolerant, racist, and unacceptable. But when the equally racist, intolerant, Arab-hating fuckwad Jackie Mason rears his ugly head looking for publicity, by all means, have him on your show, shower him with praise, treat him to a celebrity-interview-by-way-of-gentle-handjob. I'm not sure if this double standard illustrates your own racism, sexism, or your ignorance.