December 7, 2009, - 10:27 am

Quote of the Day: Professor Tiger (No, Not Woods) Has it Right

By Debbie Schlussel

Lionel Tiger, professor of anthropology at Rutgers University, writing in the Wall Street Journal in “Romy and Michele at the White House,” has a great take on the White House crashers, Tareq and Michaele Salahi, which I haven’t read elsewhere.  It’s spot on.

Madam S[Salahi] donned a red sari, a costly hairdo, and confronted a Secret Service person who may very well have, because of their diversity-appropriate names, suffered a Maj. Hasan moment. Presumably he or she contemplated how offensive it would be to degrade someone named Salahi at the White House.

On target.  But few–except Prof. Tiger and a handful of others–have the guts to say it.


White House Crashers: Artwork by David Lunde/Lundesigns

Design By Debbie Schlussel

Hmmm . . . why didn’t I have any professors like Dr. Tiger when I was in college?

Great new phrase to add to the American lexicon:  “Maj. Hasan Moment.”  Sad that so many American troops had to die on U.S. soil to come up with it, since we’ve had far too many Maj. Hasan Moments before the Fort Hood Islamic terrorist attack.


A Maj. Hasan Moment

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12 Responses

As a former law enforcement officer, Professor Tiger is absolutely spot-on. This is an example of the unfortunate consequences of kow-towing to “diversity-appropriate” populations and political correctness. And it is what makes the job of fairly enforcing laws,in this day and age, so terribly difficult.
Blessings – Dave

Dave on December 7, 2009 at 11:28 am

Yesterday during football commercials I was watching a PBS show hosted by a Muslim interviewing two others of like mind. His term for Major Hasan, Hamas, PLO, Muhammad the DC sniper, etc.? “A few misbehaving Muslims who’s crimes are blown way out of all proportion by anti-Islamic media.”
It was like watching crazy people shouting at the color yellow.
These White House gatecrashers will probably be idolized on the Muslim street for their chutzpah (if I may use that word).

Douglas Q on December 7, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Debbie, FOX just broke the news of a Chicago man named David Coleman Headley who was indicted on 12 counts criminal information plus 6 counts of conspiracy in arranging to bomb public places in India, to murder and maim people in India and Denmark, to provide material support to foreign terrorist plots and another offenses. That’s the Pakistani-supported Islamist terrorist group Laskar al Taiba, which claimed responsibility for the massacre last year. Not a typical Muslim name but I bet is he is a convert to Islam. Someone in Chicago connected the dots. Welcome news in a politically correct holiday season.

Now’s that’s a Maj. a Hasan moment!

NormanF on December 7, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    You ‘bet’, do you Norman?

    You really have no clue about that whole affair, do you? If you did, maybe your bigotry wouldn’t be quite as loud. probably not though.
    You guys aren’t protesting political correctness.
    You’re lobbying to make bigotry as culturally acceptable as 1930s Germany, and the times of slavery.

    Apparently only christians are righteous and good – regardless of how many innocent people they kill.
    All a muslim has to do is kill 14 people, and he’s proven that all 1.5 billion of them are war mongering evil-doers.

    You lot are completely cracked.

    cinesimon on December 7, 2009 at 7:50 pm

      Were you actually trying to make a point, or just rambling? Also, why do you assume that everyone here is a practicing Christian? Isn’t that stereotyping? The woman who hosts this site is a practicing Jew. In addition, Buddhists, Hindus, and other religious groups have more than a few bones to pick with Moslems. Shall we bring up Mumbai or perhaps what is happening in Thailand right now? These are not handfuls of Moslems engaging in such activities. You might want to get out of your mental well and look at the world.

      Worry01 on December 8, 2009 at 9:32 pm

Those two scumbags make me sick.

DS_ROCKS! on December 7, 2009 at 7:01 pm

5000-odd soldiers plus many more contractors, and hundreds of thousands of civilian Iraqis(I know: less important to you guys, but I include them anyway) had to die in Iraq for no good reason, yet you guys spend more time on this than you have critiquing Bush and Cheney’s behavior surrounding their decision to invade that nation and drop the ball in Af/Pak.
Yiou lot really are very selective as to what you wish to discuss, aren’t you?
14 soldiers is more important than 5000?
Any reasonable person would await an investigation before trying to figure out how to ensure such a tragedy doesn’t happen again – but OH, NO: you lot have to let fly your bigoted anti- anything right wing and christian to satisfy your fake patriotism and delusionally paranoid urges.

cinesimon on December 7, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Well, let’s actually look at who kills whom for the most part in Iraq, shall we? Can we say that it is Shiites versus Sunnis and Sunnis and Shiites versus other Shiites and Sunnis. You might also also want to toss in Iran who likes to sponser militia groups in Iraq. You do need to give credit where credit is due.

    Worry01 on December 8, 2009 at 9:39 pm

Poor cinesimon…not enough hugs as a child? You sound a tad delusional yourself. Your post was a joke, right? If not I apologize. I’m still laughing though…

Angela04 on December 8, 2009 at 11:08 am

Cinesimon, do you need a tissue? sniviling coward that you are, can’t see what is in front of you because it might hurt your precious libtard feelings. Get bloody stuffed and man up pussy!

Drakken on December 8, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Lionel Tiger article speculates about a SS agent , “who may very well have” given the crashers a pass, “presumably” because s/he was stricken with political correct phobia about their names. It is not a factual account.

It may be a fun theory to throw out there and compare to a sun Hollywood movie, but why are you taking it so seriously?

The White House gets tons of visitors with weird names, so I doubt someone serious about trying to breach security there would be helped by having a funny name. I suppose you all think the Secret Service agents are no better than Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane? Maybe, but I’d like to see some better evidence than some fun speculation.

Exquisito on December 9, 2009 at 3:32 am

If the military knew of the connections Salahi really has, in the day when we still had a country, they would have been duty pressed to protect their COmmander in Chief by taking the Salahi’s to a military base, and have them face a firing squad. But the concept of a Commander in Chief to protect the US, much less the highest office is a joke, and so this incident “Al Qaeda” raising their banner at the US White Houes, pretty much sealed a 12/25 incident, which was just a dry run, complete with intel screwups, mirror image like Dec 1988. Now we have to watch out for Feb 2010. It’s their pattern, their signature, and shooting the Salahi’s in front of a firing squad would have avoided all of this. Now the gatecrasher bastardos have invoked legal Takiyaa. Waterboard them, at the very least!

Anna on January 4, 2010 at 8:34 pm

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