"Relatives don’t really show me any examples, but there was a point where my daughter, who is about to turn 20, when she was in her early teens, she thought it was a hoot when she was mad at me to compare me to Hitler. She’d look at me with a very mischievous look and say, 'You know, you’re acting just like Hilter.'
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On Thursday, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was asked in the House of Commons whether he intended to keep Canadian troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014. Harper tried to deflect criticism from New Democratic Party leader Thomas Mulcair by saying that "Unlike the NDP, we are not going to ideologically have a position regardless of circumstances. The leader of the NDP, in 1939, did not even want to support war against Hitler
." Members of the NDP were quick to reply that the NDP did not oppose Hitler in 1939 because the NDP was formed in 1961
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has an infrequently updated but interesting blog featuring such gems as the Lava Lamp Centrifuge
, laptop storage advice
, a Google vs. Multivac comparison
, a synchronization algorithm improvement
, a Godwin incident
, and occasional holiday specials
. He also bailed out
, an LA kid arrested for video taping a police beating, who's now free
btw, and helped death row inmates
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"Just months before the Nazis launched their attack on the Soviet Union, they had nothing better to do than to obsess about this dog." Introducing Jackie, the Finnish dog
that infuriated the Nazis.
The Hitler vs. Coulter Quiz.
Identify the quotes--Ann Coulter or Adolph Hitler?
, famous animal rights activist
, is following the example of Pamela Anderson
and Paris Hilton
, jumping onto the bandwagon of using his celebrity
status to influence politics the world over. On tonight's agenda: Seal clubbing for fun.
Jesus Morrissey has cancelled his tour of Canada
, in order to detract from national economy and punish Canada for its evil seal-hunting ways
, comparing them to Nazis along the way.
, however, still takes in the sights of Turkey
, where even human rights
are known to take the back foot. Furthermore, Turkey is a somewhat infamous site for animal rights abuses
, and only passed its first law on the matter in 2001, under pressure from Gillian Anderson
Warning to chatroom users after libel award for man labelled a Nazi.
"Mr Keith-Smith told the Guardian that he took action after a debate about the Iraq war in 2003 on a Yahoo! message board with about 100 members turned ugly. "She was very pro-Bush. Initially, she called me lard brain and I wasn't particularly concerned about that. Then she called me a Nazi," he said."
The Secret Agent
- whilst talk has gone on for many a year
about things like 'bubbles' and 'bursting' on the topic of real estate, never before has it been seriously considered that regular offer-withholding, mortgage-falsifying, and price-gouging to the tune of £50,000 by real estate agents might be affecting the housing market altogether. I challenge metafilter to make the links, and see who's first on that merry conspiracy theory bandwagon. And why is it that people who work with selling or developing buildings are just, well, evil
Until recently solely targeting luddites thru the medium of nubile women with Matrix-style code flittering over their tits, AOL UK has changed tack with a batshit orgy of self-Godwinisation
for their latest television advertisement. [partially Adobe Flash video]
Nazi's relative turns Israel lover.
Matias Goering is a direct descendant of Hitler's right-hand man. He also keeps Shabbat, wears a kippa, and identifies with the Greater Israel vision of West Bank settlers. (via jewlicious)
The Real Story of Christmas ...Many who are excitedly preparing for their Christmas celebrations would prefer not knowing about the holiday’s real significance. If they do know the history, they often object that their celebration has nothing to do with the holiday’s monstrous history and meaning. “We are just having fun.”
Wagner, the repulsive giant
If, on one hand, you ever wanted to know what a swine Richard Wagner was, this is the book to tell you
. It does so at length, in reliable detail, calmly, without prurience, perfectly backed with documentation, and in a translation whose only fault is in giving no Translator’s Notes for in-house German references. Joachim Köhler sustains his story with new ideas, revises other interpretations and modestly deconstructs Cosima née Liszt’s creation of “Richard Wagner Enterprises Inc”. (This she developed so far as to keep Parsifal exclusive to Bayreuth, prompting George Bernard Shaw to remark in 1889 that it “would almost reconcile me to the custom of suttee
, aka Blackletter
, aka Fraktur
are often associated
with Nazi propaganda these days. And indeed, at the beginning the Nazis encouraged their use...that is, until, in one of the most bizarre decrees
of the Third Reich, Hitler declared them "non-German" and even "Jewish" and banned them with immediate effect.
Funny thing is, Fraktur would take its vengeance
on Hitler fans forty years later...
(And before any typographic pedant points it out, yes, I know Fraktur is a subdivision of the Gothic/Blackletter family of fonts)
"Following a demonstration of Godwin's Law in action, the first person to refer to Godwin's Law
Trading with the Enemy (Prescott Bush was a bad man)
- The mainstream press decides to bring up the Bush/Nazi connection
- Newly declassified documents shed new light on the shady beginnings of the Bush family's dynastic wealth: through GW Bush's grandfather Prescott Bush's work as a director of a US bank which was both controlled by the German industrialist Thyssen (who played a key role in bankrolling Hitler's rise to power) and which continued to launder Thyssen Group profits after the US declaration of war against Germany. But if you've been reading Metafilter closely, you would have known the facts almost
a year ago. ( * executes clannish, self/Metafilter congratulatory victory jig * )
. Will the mainstream press pick up the trail of the story, to the US government secret importation of Nazi scientists
immediately after WW2? (don't hold yr. breath)
Berlusconi calls Godwin. Berlusconi lost his cool in response to criticism of an alleged conflict of interest between his political office and his extensive Italian media interests by German Socialist MEP Martin Schulz.
"Mr. Schulz, I know there is in Italy a man producing a film on the Nazi concentration camps. I would like to suggest you for the role of leader. You'd be perfect,'' Berlusconi exclaimed to jeers in the chamber.
Saddam Hussein is not Hitler, George Bush is not Churchill, Kofi Annan is not Chamberlain, Israel is not Nazi Germany, neither are those who criticise it. Has Matthew Engel been reading Metafilter?
Time to repeal Godwin's law?
Ward Sutton's most recent cartoon
makes an explicit link between Dubya and Hitler that some might call a cheap shot (and the cartoon, admittedly, is kinda weak since by the second panel you can see where it's going). But he's not alone: Germany's justice minister, who oughta know something about Hitler, made the same comparison
in all seriousness. This isn't your standard "worse than Hitler" rhetoric; there are clear tactical analogies that are above and beyond the cynical strategies of most other global politicians this century. Or are they?
We all have AIDS
Yet another article on global AIDS, but it includes Nazi's and the holocaust.
The writer suggests that the CEO's of pharmaceutical companies that reduced the price of anti-viral medication should receive a Nobel Prize because they "save the lives of more human beings than died in the Holocaust."