Treble in Paradise

In honor of Labor Day, I’m going to give these exhausted young women a day off. No cotton, no hot sun, just a full day to doze, read a book, drink tea in a cool autumnal garden.
Thanks to Winslow Homer and James Tissot.


Who is really using human shields? The IDF of course.

I think the most ironic thing about this whole “Hamas uses human shields” allegation, is that the IDF is notorious for using Palestinians as human shields.

This is far from unusual:

B’Tselem: IDF uses Palestinians as human shield.

B’Tselem: IDF used Palestinian girl as human shield in Nablus.

Two IDF soldiers charged with using 9 year old human shield in Gaza.

Video showing IDF using Palestinians as human shields in Gaza.

Israel has constantly used this allegation not only against civilians in Gaza, but also when it bombed civilian populations in Lebanon during the 2006 war. Witness accounts and international rights organizations have stated time and time again that no evidence to this has been found either in Lebanon or in Gaza.

But somehow, the word of Israel, a country that needs to hire people to spread its propaganda online, still has a shred of credibility.

(Reblogged from pax-arabica)
Thomas Jefferson of Finland

Thomas Jefferson of Finland

Flamenco Spider

(Source: cerulean-warbler)

(Reblogged from americanfascism)

Oddly enough, I can’t find this version in the N.R.A. bookstore.