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Abdel Irada
Member since Apr-14-12
<السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته>

("As-salaamu alaykum wa rahmatu Allah wa barakatuhu.")

<May peace be upon you, and the mercy and blessings of God.>


Call me Ismail.

This is short for my Muslim name: إسماعيل عبد الإرادة (Ismail Abdelirada). (My real name is quite different, but for reasons of privacy I do not choose to share it here. Others who have shared it did so without my consent.)

Until 2013, my wife, نظيرة (Nazeera), and I lived in Camazotz, California, a small town filled with rugged individualists who all do the same ruggedly individual things at the same ruggedly individual time in the same ruggedly individual way.

We then lived for 16 months in San Francisco, where mobile tsunami alarms ply the streets in the chill hours before dawn, pterodactyls wheeze politely as they choke on refuse under your windows six times a day, and you know it's time to cross the street when someone opens up on you with an Uzi. (Okay. Literally, the street sweepers make a noise when they start that resembles a tsunami alarm, the garbage and recycling trucks really do make a wheezing sound, and yes, the crossing signals on Market and several nearby streets actually sound like a machine gun. Unable to account for all of this in any other way, I have concluded that the City and County of San Francisco are inordinately clever in devising new ways to annoy residents.)

On the other hand, a few blocks away, we could get some of the world's best five-meat pizza, cooked halal by Mexican chefs in an Italian restaurant operated by Egyptians. (It's on Eerie Boulevard between Clones and Leavin'-Worth.)

Now we are back in Santa Cruz, at least until we can secure the necessary documents to begin our jihad:

We intend, God willing, to fly to Morocco, and then set out on foot from Tangier, along the coast of the Mediterranean, to Tarifa, Spain — a distance of just under ten thousand miles.

Our purpose in doing this is to spread a message of peace and brotherhood, both within Islam and between faiths.

Many people — and in particular many Muslims, even before we became Muslim — have been kind to us in countless ways. Now Allah has put this jihad into my heart to give me an opportunity, perhaps, to give something back at long last.


“Of no avail,” saith Richard Burton in his translation of _The Thousand And One Nights_, “is a twice-told tale.”

So, if you want to learn more about me, check this page (which will probably tell you far more than you wanted to know — ha ha, hee hee, ho ho!):

If you want to reach me off site, click here: I will then (assuming you give me a valid address to which to reply) write back to establish direct contact.

(I forbear to offer harvester bots my direct email address by displaying it here.)

A moiety>

يا حبيبي، يا حياتي

و يا الألمي

:قال لني، قال لني، من فضلك

لم أنت تسحرني؟

:قال لني، قال لني، من فضلك

لم أنت تجاد قابي؟


Yā habībī, yā hayātī

Wa yā 'l-alamī

Qāl linī, qāl linī, min fadlukī:

Lima enti tasaharanī?

Qāl linī, qāl linī, min fadlukī:

Lima enti tajalada 'albī?

Vers libre>

Daily the freeway edges a little nearer.
Daily it grows a little bigger, dirtier,
More crowded, more congested. Daily it
Roars ever so slightly louder, with just
So much deeper a note of menace.
Pollution, too, and airborne death in

A thousand shapes: daily the freeway
Vomits a fraction more of these its woes
Upon a luckless downwind multitude.

Daily wanes the scant screen of ragged redwoods
That have for so long stood sentinel —
Forlorn hopes, perhaps; reminders of
A better time; symbols still, whether
Effectual or no — melting almost
Perceptibly before thousands of luckless
Downwind faces. Daily, too, the CalTrans
Trucks rattle past, rows of steel carrion
Beetles grown enormous, racing to some
Wound in raped and moribund nature's flesh
To aid in the corruption.

<Fluid Fire
A Carminal>

Who but she, that fluid fire of my heart,
Hath eyes of ice in burning aqua framed,
Whose sparks like midnight fountains' blazes start To flash in spectral firestreaks from their spheres Like firefalls on mountain cascades untamed
Or dance of city lights on darkling meres?

Who but she, igniter of blood and mind,
Hath on her head a crown of gold ablaze
In tides of fire surging to make eyes blind
From phosphor seas of moonbeams burning bright
As gold and pearls in gulfs of silver rays
Whose waves like gems blaze in dawn's topaz light?

Who but she, she who sets men's souls afire,
Hath aspect so with beauty's rays aflame
That bright heaven's stars to its beams aspire
And the very sun envies its fair glow
And maids fair as the moon on it lay blame
Like night unstarred outshone by sun-gilt snow?

Who but she hath all these? Yet all were naught
But for that taintless mind, that force of thought, And perfect beacon soul of love's light wrought.

"Not ignorant of trials, I now can learn to help the miserable."

— Dido, queen of Carthage, in Virgil's _The Aeneid_. Full Member

   Abdel Irada has kibitzed 21802 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-29-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
Abdel Irada: ∞ <Aunt ButterTux: <But on a positive note, you are strengthening the case for you being a grammar idiot savant!> He's nothing of the sort. Just like when we busted him for using the anagram generator...> You can't "bust" me where I have made no false or ...
   May-22-17 Memorable Quotes chessforum (replies)
Abdel Irada: ∞ <saffuna: <Obviously, you are obsessing about the "nonsense", because it exposes your OMV argument as a plausibility argument, and nothing more, certainly not a proof. "It is rational to believe" if "a statement is more plausible than its negation" is not "it is ...
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Nemo me impune lacessit.

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I am fine, thanks for asking. And you? I see you got your Preemy reinstated- excellent!

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  Abdel Irada: ∞

Glad to hear it!

I'm well, if a little outnumbered by <Big Pawn> sockpuppets. :-D

(Now, about the Preemy: You wouldn't have had anything to do with that?

If you did, thank you.)

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I didn't renew your preemy this time- which is scientific proof that you have more than one (1) fan at this website. Science now proves that you have at least two (2) fans, which is likely two (2) more than I have.

On <Prawn>, what is his obsession with pancake syrup? Do you think his favorite children's book was <Little Black Sambo>?

Actually that would explain a lot.

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  Abdel Irada: ∞

<Science now proves that you have at least two (2) fans, which is likely two (2) more than I have.>

Says the woman whose forum runs to 1273 pages. :-D

Anyway, whoever did it, I am thankful. If nothing else, a premium membership really helps when it comes time to search out when somebody said something that he's now trying to deny.

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  Abdel Irada: ∞

Sadly, it appears that <Big Pawn>'s literary idols include some of my own: Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft (as he proved by posting a virulently racist quotation from the latter, which was sufficiently egregious to be deleted from the <Rogoff> free-fire forum).

How he got from there to pancake syrups is not clear.

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I also love Poe and Lovecraft, and I'm not a fan of those who suggest that Lovecraft's work be devalued because of his overt racism. His racism became tempered over time, due to the influence of his wife- though that marriage proved fruitless in the end to Lovecraft's overall happiness. At any rate, the marriage ended.

None of that affects the beauty of his work. One can trot out racist or otherwise objectionable passages from a host of otherwise brilliant writers.

It's deplorable, but no show stopper for those interested in literary quality.

I suspected that <Prawn's> own virulent racism led him to choose <Aunt Jemima>. Perhaps he "reasoned" that because Aunt Jemima syrup had an arguably objectionable picture on the bottle, therefore all pancake syrup is racist?

This is no sillier than his claim that "racism doesn't exist because there's no such thing as races."

At any rate, I doubt <Prawn> is worth of much, if any, analysis. I believe your diagnosis of sociopathy tells us all we need to know about this sad case.

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  Abdel Irada: ∞

Lovecraft did indeed temper (although probably not altogether abandon) his youthful racism, but I think that had less to do with his short-lived marriage than with the march of history.

Despite his conservatism, Lovecraft was always very poor, and eventually he became a New Deal Democrat. I believe what happened with his racial attitudes represented a similar sea-change.

(Also, he was intelligent enough to see in the abstract what was wrong with racist "reasoning," as evinced in stories where such entities as the Old Ones of Antarctica, despite being utterly alien to anything in our experience, were for all meaningful purposes *people* with admirable qualities with whom one could sympathize. And if one could achieve such sympathy with flying, stellate-headed, claw-footed aliens from the spaces between the stars, then surely one could do the same for one's fellow humans.)

It's unfortunate that <BP> learned the racism, but not how to overcome it. But then, <BP> is fundamentally dishonest, and the first person he has deceived is himself.

Anyway, I'm not going to complain about his sociopathic decision to argue through sockpuppets. It's absolutely typical of his condition, and like much sociopathic behavior, it carries and germinates the seeds of its own destruction. Already half the forum sees him as insane, and the more <Mrs Butterworth> pops up and attacks people "she" should have no reason to attack, the worse it will get for him.

I note that <MB> didn't post yesterday, so maybe he's figuring this out. But time will tell.

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  perfidious: I should not be at all surprised to see <butterworth> go into the shades permanently, if his driving licence got pulled, courtesy of the admins.

If that was indeed the case, it is odds-on that the self-imposed three-post limit per day by <daddy> will be instantly cast aside.

On Lovecraft, I wonder how much his views modified over time, though it seems apparent that later in life, he was not the same character who penned <On The Creation Of N******>, aged twenty-two and very much a callow youth in certain ways.

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  Abdel Irada: ∞

<perfidious: I should not be at all surprised to see <butterworth> go into the shades permanently, if his driving licence got pulled, courtesy of the admins.>

As annoying as sockpuppets can be, they are apparently accepted by the admins as long as they aren't used for "nefarious purposes," such as casting multiple votes in the Caissars.

I've often said I think this is too permissive, but that is the practice as it was explained to me. (And of course much is permitted in the <Kenneth Rogoff> forum that would be sanctioned almost anywhere else on the site.)

<Mrs Butterworth> is probably on a lot of ignore lists (and probably a lot of those lists also contain <Big Pawn>), but at this point I find this whole psychodrama deeply entertaining.

It is very rare, I think, for someone to suffer personality dissociation in full view of the multitude.

In most people's case, I'd want to try to help them *get* help, but since <BP> is also an obvious sociopath who has transgressed every boundary of ethics and decorum in his attempts to calumniate me and others whom I call friends, I am content to stand by and watch him come apart like a wasp larva-ridden caterpillar on the day the parasitoids outgrow their ambulatory feast and tunnel out of what will presently be its corpse.

Mar-23-17  Mrs Butterworth: Thank you for generously accepting my right to exist.

You may not believe it, but I am nothing like <Big Pawn>, although I do admire his polemical style and the way he puts everyone back on their heels.

Just because you're a fairy tale expert and see imaginary sockpuppets everywhere, doesn't mean your paranoid fantasy is reality, or that <Big Pawn> is a sociopath. He's just smarter than everyone else in the thread, and you're filled with envy and <anger> because you wish you could be like him.

Have a nice day, <abby the jealous>.

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  diceman: <Abdel Irada:

<Mrs Butterworth> is probably on a lot of ignore lists>

...cept Abdel's. As he would put no one,
...well, you know the shtick.

<(and probably a lot of those lists also contain <Big Pawn>)>

Of course, as long as you are in “whining/crying” mode, you cant resist what sticks in your craw.
(I not a religious expert, but I would imagine it must “stick in the craw” halal style)

Notice that, because the liberal cant win in the real world, the liberal “decides” what “everyone thinks and does” to create “his” winning argument.
(“In-between the ears” is special under liberalism)

Also that ignoring, and intolerance, is an enlightened mode of existence.
(Whoa, that could be why Chicago isn't on their map)

<I find this whole psychodrama deeply entertaining.>

Another tell. (as our remora/card boy would say)

Like saffuna/Bartle they find everything hilarious. They laff, and laff, and laff, as they whine and cry.

“Don't you know anything diceman? When I went on ignore, and started calling folks names, I was laughing hysterically!”

  <Mrs Butterworth: Thank you for generously accepting my right to exist. You may not believe it, but I am nothing like <Big Pawn>, although I do admire his polemical style and the way he puts everyone back on their heels.>

Remember Mrs Butterworth, their world is binary. Either you “is” or you “ain't.”
As of this morning, the handbook of liberal infractions stands at 1,487,567 pages. (with the ink still wet on the last 500 pages)

<1,487,567 pages.>

The tax-code, US Budget, ain't got nothing on liberals.

<their world is binary. Either you “is” or you “ain't.”>

The hysteresis is so low, even “al-ways boring” sometimes triggers it. However, his hate, intolerance, ignorance, assures him much quality time latched at zero!

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  Abdel Irada: ∞

<Mrs Butterworth: Thank you for generously accepting my right to exist.>

That isn't exactly what I wrote. Let's compare.

<As annoying as sockpuppets can be, they are apparently accepted by the admins as long as they aren't used for "nefarious purposes," such as casting multiple votes in the Caissars.>

This isn't about *me* accepting or not accepting anyone; it's about the admins accepting sockpuppets.

And since you have interpreted this as "accepting [your] right to exist," I guess you just confessed to being a sockpuppet.

Thank you for your candor.

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<just confessed to being a sockpuppet>

Yes, he just hung himself by his own leotard, if I'm remembering my Shakespeare correctly.

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  Abdel Irada: ∞

<Aunt ButterTux> in a leotard? Ugly with a capital "ugh."

Now it'll be hours before I get that image out of my head. :-S

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  diceman: <jessicafischerqueen:

if I'm remembering my Shakespeare correctly.>

Too much rage.

More Willy-esque:
"For tis the sport to have the enginer Hoist with his owne leotard."

It holds up today:

1)For tis the sport to have the liberal liar Hoist with his owne Great Society.

2)Bill Clinton was impeached,
hoist by a petard stained blue dress.

3)Today Rahm Emanuel ordered Chicago inner-city schools to post signs:

“Petard Free Zones”

...and approved: “Smart Petard” legislation.

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Heh... you just reminded me of my favorite "Family Guy" episode, featuring the politically incorrect title <Petarded>.

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  Abdel Irada: ∞

And, speaking of people born with silver petards in their mouths, here's <spicerman> right on schedule.

Tell me, Mr. Press Secretary: Do you actually believe that <Mrs Butterworth> is not a sockpuppet? And is there really any reasonable doubt as to *whose* sockpuppet "she" is?

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  diceman: <jessicafischerqueen:

the politically incorrect title <Petarded>.>

Sounds like something liberals do to the poor.

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  diceman: <Abdel Irada:


Yeah, I could call him "Fidel" Irada.

Since I hang them with the real world,
may as well use real names. I'll let
Abdel stick with the time honored,
liberal coward tradition, of
"manufactured" responses.

Sure wish Abdel had the courage to share that “information” that turned him into a liberal coward? He ain't what you'd call, “a compelling argument.”

<Tell me, Mr. Press Secretary: Do you actually believe that <Mrs Butterworth> is not a sockpuppet? And is there really any reasonable doubt as to *whose* sockpuppet "she" is?>>

Ouch, looks like BP's gonna leave a mark. Mr's Butterworth has almost risen to the level of Obama's birth certificate.

I wonder in the liberal disease, are these voids that empty and fill? Do “birthers” go away, replaced by Mrs Butterworth, or do Mrs Butterworth, and “birthers” coexist?

Just imagine the baggage a liberal carries around? Even with taking zero responsibility for horrific results.

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  diceman: <diceman:

<Abdel Irada:

I believe <diceman> is definitively coming apart at the seams, apparently distraught at the sight of his hero's personality dissociation.

See his latest at my forum.>

What an insult to folks at the
<jessicafischerqueen:> forum.

Abdel comes here to cry.>

This is what happens when one "can't"
go on ignore, because he was caught in a lie.
...but really, really, really, needs to.

Abdel can't be the man he pretends to be.

Abdel Irada sat on a wall.
Abdel Irada had a big fall.
...well, you know the rest.

As-salaamu alaykum wa rahmatu Allah wa barakatuhu.

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  Abdel Irada: ∞

<diceman>, there really isn't much to say about posts like your last three here. Not only are they devoid of relevant content, but they aren't even really directed at me, but instead at your stereotypical notion of the "evil liberal."

I've tried to engage you, even and particularly on your favorite topic: <the black man in the ghetto>. These attempts elicited some insights from <OhioChessFan>, but you abstained from them.

It seems to me that all you do is snipe, and moreover, you aren't even a good sniper because you never pause to acquire a target; you just fire blindly at the monster you assume is in front of you.

I'm not deleting your posts, although they deserve deletion for their inane malevolence, but remember that you're in my house. I wouldn't leave steaming piles in your forum, and I won't tolerate them in mine.

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  thegoodanarchist: Hey <Abdel>! Are you OK? Haven't seen you 'round in a while. Hope you are well.
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  Abdel Irada: ∞

My keyboard died, and I just now got it replaced.

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  thegoodanarchist: Oh, wow, you were in no hurry.
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  Abdel Irada: ∞

You have no idea what's on my plate. I replaced it as soon as it became feasible; moving slowed the process.

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