Donald Trump, the man who provides this blog with material more numerous than the stars in our universe, matter-of-factly stated that Daesh makes $400 million a year in oil revenue when justifying his plan to bomb its oil fields: ISIS is making $400M per year off of oil. I have been saying for years we […]Read more "No, ISIS Does Not Make $400 Million a Year from Oil"
In July, Jon Stewart described watching Donald Trump’s presidential campaign as being “like eating ice cream on a roller coaster made of hugs.” (I Bowdlerized that quotation a little.) Indeed, Mr. Trump has provided this nascent blog with so much material that it almost feels like cheating to write about him. However, this time I […]Read more "So Far, Militants are Not Using Trump for Propaganda"
Dana White, president of Ultimate Fighting Championship, announced that he is voting for Donald Trump. In explaining his endorsement, White did not speak to Trump’s proposal to bar entry of Muslims into the country, or any other aspect of Trump’s platform. Instead, White cited Trump’s support of the UFC starting in its early years. Indeed, […]Read more "Dana White Endorsed Trump, Yet Abu Dhabi Is a Shareholder of UFC"
Today, I stumbled upon a Google+ Page calling itself the official page of the Islamic State. Although I cannot speak to the veracity of IS being behind the page, nonetheless whoever is running it appears to be taking it quite seriously and using it to disseminate official propaganda. This is an actual screenshot as of […]Read more "ISIS Is a Fan of Jim Gaffigan"
As numerous as the grains of sand in the desert, so too are gems of material derived from Donald Trump. Today, I wanted to touch upon his claim of the “thousands of Arabs” in New Jersey celebrating 9/11 as fodder for his anti-Muslim stances. Of course, his claim of thousands is totally false, and as […]Read more "A Few Israelis Also Celebrated 9/11"
It was Pliny the Elder who said “ex Africa semper aliquid novi” (“out of Africa there is always something new”). Were Pliny the Elder alive today, he might very well write “ex Trump semper aliquid novi.” Because Donald Trump provides seemingly limitless material for coverage, causing this blog to descend into a Donald Trump blog. […]Read more "The Pro-Shariah Law Owner of a Trump Apartment"
So after my moderately popular column on Tuesday about prominent Muslims who own units at New York’s Trump-branded buildings, I continued the very tedious search to find more residents who would be majorly inconvenienced (to put it mildly) by his ban. Granted, most Trump buildings now are simply Trump licensing his name to other developers […]Read more "More Muslim Residents at Trump Buildings"