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Same Old Dog Trainer in 2019

Filed under: Dog Trainer,General — JVW @ 4:29 pm

[guest post by JVW]

Another year, more ridiculous opinions from the Los Angeles Times. This one is all about the fact that key organizers of the Women’s March have been exposed as rank anti-semites. That ought to be an embarrassment to anyone of good will and common decency, but the Dog Trainer gives space to the always-delusional columnist Robin Abcarian to argue, hey, what’s the big deal about a little bit of Jew-hating among allies?

The original Women’s March national co-chairs are a varied group: white, black, Latina, Palestinian.

Last March, according to a detailed account in Tablet, an online magazine that reports on Jewish news and culture, three of the Women’s March founders praised Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan during a conference call with leaders of the group’s state chapters, despite his abysmal record of anti-Semitism, homophobia, transphobia and sexism.

Tablet reported that some women were offended that the group’s leaders did not denounce Farrakhan on the spot. His rhetoric, they felt, could not be reconciled with the inclusive principles of the Women’s March.

Personally, I find Farrakhan’s world view vile. Yet, I think it is possible to be repulsed by his hateful rhetoric about white people, especially Jews, and still appreciate some of the empowerment work that he has done in the black community, including leading the 1995 Million Man March to promote African American family unity.

Yeah. Rev. Jim Bakker stole money and fooled around with his young secretary, but he led a bunch of people to Jesus Christ so let’s not dwell on what a sleazebag he was and let’s totally give the benefit of the doubt to all the televangelists who admire and seek to emulate him. Do you think Ms. Abcarian attempted to draw an equivalence to Donald Trump supporters too? But of course:

How about all those Trump admirers who overlook his constant and casual expressions of racism, or his more pointedly racist call to execute five young men of color — later exonerated in the rape and beating of a Central Park jogger — whom he described in four full-page newspaper ads as “roving bands of wild criminals”?

And hey, it hardly matters if the organizers are bigots and hypocrites when they are empowering women!

In January 2017, I flew to Washington to cover the march in a plane jam packed with women and girls flaunting pink pussy hats. Three generations of women in my family converged for the demonstration.

It was one of the most inspiring public events I’d ever attended — on par with the inauguration of President Obama in 2009 — a torrential display of high spirits, patriotism and idealism.
In November, I daresay, we saw the fruits of the original Women’s March on Washington.

[. . .]

While organizers of the Women’s March battled over who said what to whom about Jewish people when, and the merits of a noted anti-Semite, American women stood up by the millions and changed the country.

For that, everyone involved in the Women’s March can take a bow.

And with that, Robin Abcarian declares that angry leftist women greatly outrank the Jewish people — by several steps it would seem — in the intersectionality sweepstakes, and we should all just give a pass to the open ugliness of that whole crew. What an awful column, what a sadly blinkered woman, and what a garbage newspaper the Los Angeles Times continues to be. Happy New Year to them. I have never regretted cancelling my subscription to that rag fifteen years ago.


25 Responses to “Same Old Dog Trainer in 2019”

  1. I would have more respect for Ms. Abcarian if she came out and said, “Hey, the newspaper business these days is all about getting clicks, so I have to troll my readers with a really hot take column once in a while.” But somehow I think what she wrote really does represent her worldview, and that saddens me.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  2. Pretty much mirrors the “transactional” view of Trump, doesn’t it?

    Sure, he’s a vile bigot, pathological liar and self-admitted sexual pervert and predator – but he appoints conservative judges picked for him by someone else!

    Dave (1bb933)

  3. In November, I daresay, we saw the fruits of the original Women’s March on Washington.

    She’s also delusional if she thinks the Knitted Pink Vagina Movement has that much influence.

    Kishnevi (532e68)

  4. I thought they’d reformed at the LAT. Not true?

    Colonel Haiku (ef3fae)

  5. Seems like they all hate the Jews despite their individual ethnicities.

    Narciso (5dbf20)

  6. In January 2017, I flew to Washington to cover the march in a plane jam packed with women and girls flaunting pink pussy hats.

    What’d their daddies have to go and give them the money to do that for?

    nk (dbc370)

  7. And boy were my arms tired (couldn’t resist) now this March was sponsored by the letter s for splc and the letter c for cair.

    Narciso (5dbf20)

  8. That section of Calypso Louie’s tirade at the 400,000 Unemployed March where he got off on the number 19 was mesmerizing.

    harkin (b2849d)

  9. Now David Duke is a similar type of scoundrel but hes worn out his welcome in Eastern Europe and even the Iranians find him a tool

    Narciso (5dbf20)

  10. Jim Comey’s wife likes to get her pussy hat on in a big way

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  11. Let’s ponder the absurdity of this meme, before the 16 election it was deemed that fox was a sex cult, by many of the people that knew that Lauer ran NBC like spring break and CBS much the same under Moonves. Gloria Allred didnt know except she practiced in the stalking grounds of these predators. But she had crystal clarity when it came to Cosby and Roy moore.

    Narciso (5dbf20)

  12. “Pretty much mirrors the “transactional” view of Trump, doesn’t it?”
    Dave (1bb933) — 1/5/2019 @ 5:13 pm

    Because the only viable alternative to rank anti-Semitism is something worse.

    Munroe (e8c09b)

  13. Now David Duke is a similar type of scoundrel but hes worn out his welcome in Eastern Europe and even the Iranians find him a tool

    My first draft of this post used Duke as an example, but I thought that was too easy so I decided to go for Jim Bakker instead. I think it works better with someone like Bakker as an example anyway, based upon Ms. Abcarian’s desire to absolve Farrakhan because he ministers to young men who are incarcerated.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  14. Yes but Jim bakker hasn’t been a guest in foreign countries isn’t given leeway by it oligarchs, besides sarsour is not only in league with farrakhan

    Narciso (5dbf20)

  15. Vaginas are halos. Or is it the vulvas? Seriously. There’s a message in the pussy-hats. If you’ve got a pussy, you’re on the side of the angels. You can be a Jew-hater in a hijab, and you call yourself a feminist because your genitals are all the credentials you need.

    nk (dbc370)

  16. you *can* call yourself

    nk (dbc370)

  17. This world is stranger than zardoz, Connery being way too un PC for words.

    Narciso (5dbf20)

  18. JVW,

    I’m sure if you dug through her previous articles about Tea Party rallies, she wouldn’t have called them “inspirational” and “empowering.”

    Typical leftist. Expects to do the eating instead of being eaten.

    NJRob (4d595c)

  19. organizers organize funny how that works. opposition to the women’s march is about its concept not a few pro palistinan women who don’t know or care that your definition of anti semite is someone who doesn’t support the recently indicted bottle depost crook netenhayu. lewis farakan is not hated in the black community until his role in the murder of malcolm X is explained to them. the scottsboro boys were defended by communist lawyers when “good” conservative freedom lovers of liberty wouldn’t defend them.

    lany (62c5b3)

  20. I don’t really care about whether the Women’s March loves them some anti-Semites because that’s a limited group of people who have no direct impact or power over the lives of others. However, I do have a problem with anti-Semites elected to the House of Representatives who will indeed have a direct impact and power over the masses. That’s way more concerning. The Women’s March is irrelevant because stupid hats. Anti-Semitic lawmakers are the real problem, and it speaks to Abcarian giving them cover and her own lack of relevancy that she’s not asking the more important question.

    Dana (023079)

  21. anti-semitic jew-hater bob corker’s gone at least

    that helps a little

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  22. LA Times never stops giving!

    After the clueless Abracan, we have today’s Michael “Half-Truth Hiltzik.

    English major, sock puppet, blowhard, and LAT’s business writer, he has a piece headlined (online) “Memo to conservatives: Alexandria Acasio-Cortez understands taxes better than you do.”

    Since no one reads Hiltzik, I’m guessing this is his “irrelevant old man tries to be with it and cool” effort.

    Harcourt Fenton Mudd (5e0a82)

  23. much like Krugman, going back on his earlier statements,

    narciso (d1f714)

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