Washed-up, overly-plastiqued, living fossil Joan Rivers really needs to get a handle on her handlers, because someone needs to keep her away from the paparazzi’s video cameras.
In Rivers’ last bizarre appearance on YouTube, she called the president “gay” and Michelle Obama a “tranny.” Now, the so-called comedienne has gone from unleashed to freaking off the CHAIN.
News.Com reports Joan Rivers got caught on camera yesterday at Los Angeles airport making hateful, racist rants against Palestinian civilians getting killed in Gaza.
On the death toll:
“The dead? You deserve to be dead. You started it. Don’t you dare make me feel sad about that.”
On 2,000 civilians being killed by Israel’s attacks:
“Oh my God! Tell that to the people in Hiroshima.”
On the Palestinian people living in Gaza:
“Good. Good. When you declare war, you declare war. They started it. [Hamas are] Terrorists. They were re-elected by a lot of very stupid people.”
After all, those ‘very stupid people’ could have just left.
“They were told to get out. They didn’t get out. You don’t get out, you are an idiot. At least the ones that were killed were the ones with low IQs.”
Actually, they can’t, because they’re blockaded by Israel and Egypt.
Watch Joan Rivers’ rant.
Before you can claim that when Palestinians in Gaza voted for the Hamas political party, they voted for terrorism and destroying Israel and all the Jewish people , it’s important to know the facts.
The Week reminds us that Hamas isn’t just a terrorist group, it’s also a political party that provides myriad public services.
For as well as being a terrorist organisation, it is a democratically elected party, a grassroots social welfare movement, and an imperfect alternative to years of governmental corruption and lack of progress toward a Palestinian state.
The Council on Foreign Relations also told The Week:
“Despite its militant reputation, Hamas’s local support in many ways can be traced to its extensive network of on-the-ground social programming, including food banks, schools, and medical clinics … Hamas devotes much of its estimated $70 million annual budget to an extensive social services network.”
Nor did the oft-cited 2006 election that handed power to Hamas signal Palestinians’ support for Hamas’ terrorist, anti-semitic activities. In fact, Hamas won by only a narrow margin.
Hamas won 44.45 per cent of the list seats, giving it just one more seat than Fatah. It was the constituency voting that gave it the edge on its rival, snatching up just over two-thirds of the available seats with only 40 per cent of the votes.
Furthermore, Khalil Shikaki, from the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, wrote in Newsweek after the election that exit polls revealed:
“The two most important issues for the voters were corruption in the Palestinian Authority – which is dominated by Fatah – and the inability of the PA to enforce law and order… Almost two-thirds had rated these two issues as their highest priorities […]”
As in the U.S., when faced with only crappy choices, all voters can do is try to make the least crappy choice and hope for the best.