Seems like it’s been going on for a bit. From Wikipedia-
According to The Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism football stadiums in Poland are recruiting ground for extremist organisations. Until a few years ago, Neo-fascist symbols were a common sight there.
During the Extraordinary Congress of the International Football Federation (FIFA), held in Buenos Aires on 6–7 July 2001, the problem of racism in Polish football was discussed and Polish national football association was called to join the struggle against racism. The problem of antisemitism in Polish football has drawn international criticism. Poland was named as one of the worst offenders, in British MP John Mann report, which describes anti-Semitic incidents in 18 countries across Europe. It was noted that Polish fans routinely call each other ‘Jews’ as a term of abuse. In April 2008 ŁKS Łódź player Arkadiusz Mysona wore a shirt which said “Śmierć żydzewskiej kurwie” (“Death to Widzew-Jewish Whore”, which is a word play, used by the LKS Łódź supporters, who call fans of their local rivals Jews) after a match in the Polish Ekstraklasa. Mysona said afterwards that the shirt was given to him by a fan and he hadn´t checked it.
So, the BBC airs this documentary that gets the Poles all defensive, and the next day the President’s speech writer makes a mistake and the Prime Minister gets all frothy over it. Totally overblown, but it seems to me that the PM should take a good look around his own house before he starts criticizing ours. h/t Sullivan.
Headline changed from “gaffe” to wording for obvious reasons. Grassy slag.
There, that’ll get your blood moving!! Via Media Matters.
It makes me shudder to think of my grandmother and mother living thru this.
LONDON — Rare color footage of the bomb damage inflicted on London during World War II has surfaced on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Blitz.
The dramatic footage shows the destruction of several London landmarks, including the flagship John Lewis store on Oxford Street.
The film was released Monday by Westminster Council to mark the start of the devastating German bombing campaign that began September 7, 1940, and continued until May 1941.
The film was found in the attic by the family of an air raid warden who shot it on the home movie equipment in use in the 1940s.
The footage also shows wartime leader Winston Churchill visiting bomb sites to assess the damage.
A young Frank Sinatra is in the studio with a full orchestra. He records a take of “If You Are But a Dream,” then breaks for a smoke. From the studio, he steps into an alley where he sees nearly a dozen kids chasing one smaller boy. Frank stops them, asks why, and they tell him it’s because of the boy’s religion. So Frank asks them if they’re Nazis and explains a few things about America, blood banks, World War II, and teamwork. Then he sings “The House I Live In” for them. Off the lads scamper, and the kid Frank’s saved gives him a look of gratitude.
If only the extremists who insist upon a hostile takeover of America were more like the kids at the end of this clip.
H/t: 42bkdodgr, who reminds us that, since this was recorded in 1945, the word “Jap” is in it.
In fact, the United states did declare war on Germany. The timeline goes as follows: Japan attacked the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The United States declared war against Japan the next day, December 8, 1941. Then on December 11, 1941, Germany declared war against the United States — to which the United States immediately reciprocated by declaring war against Germany that same day.
Hayworth communications director Mark Sanders gives us this comment:
“In a give and take session with members of an audience, Congressman Hayworth was asked about the current conflicts the U.S. is engaged in. He said that the United States did not declare war on Germany during World War II, and agreed with the gentleman asking the question that additional research might be needed. Hayworth instructed his researcher to look into it and we found that on Dec. 11, 1941, Germany declared war on the United States and President Roosevelt wrote ‘I therefore request the Congress to RECOGNIZE a state of war between the United States and Germany and between the United States and Italy.’”
Congress agreed in resolving “That the state of war between the United States and the Government of Germany which has been thrust upon the United States is hereby formally declared.”
I have a headache. And his name is J.D. Hayworth.
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