Sunday, December 31, 2006

Respect for a President


I never fail to be moved and awed by the military pomp and ceremony at Presidential funerals. As one of the network commentators reminded us, this same procedure is carried out every day for our soldiers, no matter what their rank.

The quiet respect from the public as they wait on line for hours for a seconds-long glimpse of the casket in the Rotunda; and the military traditions, precision, and discipline, all demonstrate America at her finest.

There's a beautiful slide show here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/photo/galleries/061230/fordfuneral/index.html

Friday, December 29, 2006

DING DONG, SADDAM IS DEAD!

To read more from the Iraqis' point of view, check out Iraqi Bloggers Central at:
http://jarrarsupariver.blogspot.com/. Meanwhile, here at home:

Iraqi-Americans cheer reports of Saddam's execution
http://www.examiner.com/a-481550~Iraqi_Americans_cheer_reports_of_Saddam_s_execution.html
DEARBORN, Mich. - A crowd of Iraqi-Americans cheered and cried late Friday outside a mosque as some Arab media reported that Saddam Hussein was executed. The crowd of more than 150 had gathered earlier in anticipation of Saddam's execution, praying for the death of the former Iraqi dictator as people honked car horns, sang and danced in celebration. Chants of "Now there's peace, Saddam is dead" in English and Arabic rang into the night in this Detroit suburb. Imam Husham Al-Husainy, the director of the Karbalaa Islamic Educational Center, said members of the center prayed for Saddam's death. Outside, traffic slowed as people drove in circles around the mosque, honking horns and flashing peace signs. "This is our celebration of the death of Saddam," he said while standing on top of a car following the news that Saddam had been hanged. "The gift of our New Year is the murder of Saddam Hussein. "If you want to share the Iraqi people's happiness for the death of Saddam, raise your voice and your hands." The crowd responded with cheers.

If anyone like the ACLU feels sorry for Saddam, they should visit this website, http://www.9neesan.com/massgraves/, and look at his victims.

And Speaking of Anti-Idiotarians..

The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiller http://www.nicedoggie.net/2006/?p=1744 reports:
News From the “Ceasefire”
Does anyone remember ceasefire? Two teenagers injured in their legs Tuesday evening by shrapnel of a Qassam rocket. One of the youths, Adir Basad, sustained critical wounds and was rushed into surgery. The other teen, Matan Cohen, was moderately to severely injured.
Three people suffered from shock and several cars and houses in the area were damaged.
The al-Quds Brigades, the Islamic Jihad’s military wing, claimed responsibility for firing the rocket, which the group said was done in light of “the truce violations by Israel .” What truce violations? In fact, what truce?

Vote Now for Idiotarian and Anti-Idiotarian of 2006!

Little Green Footballs has its polls open till December 31 at http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=23806_Anti-Idiotarian_of_the_Year_2006_Voting_Open&only. You can vote only once in each category.
In simple terms, an "idiotarian", a word used by bloggers, is an idiot, usually with a left-leaning political bent, people like Cindy Sheehan, Kofi Annan, and Jimmy Carter. An "anti-idiotarian", a phrase coined by LGF's Charles Johnson, is a person standing firm against idiotarians, such as our former Ambassador, John Bolton.

Here's the 2002 LGF post that best defines these perfect words:

http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=2091

Glenn Reynolds answers the question “Where are all the non-libertarian bloggers? What bloggers are more than anything, I think, is anti-idiot. That makes life tough for Noam Chomsky, Cornel West, and the Revs. Falwell, Robertson, Jackson, & Sharpton, for reasons that transcend traditional partisanship and ideology." That’s it exactly! I really don’t care to affiliate myself with any of the current political parties.But if there were an Anti-Idiotarian Party™, I’d be a member for life.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Our Multi-National Force in Iraq

Last night, I got to hear some of Sean Hannity's radio show. A General Caldwell from the Multi-National Force in Iraq was on, and he and Sean's guest host discussed the lack of positive reporting in the mainstream media -- something we've been complaining about for years.

The general gave out the Multi-National Force website, http://www.mnf-iraq.com/, and I've been telling everyone to take a look. There's plenty of news and photographs, press briefings, and slide shows, and there's a place where you can send a message to the troops. I also signed up for their e-mail newsletter.

Here's a great item from the MNF website about the king rat, Saddam:
Medics clear rats from Saddam’s bunker
BAGHDAD — It was a scene straight from “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” or maybe “Willard.” American soldiers walking through a dimly lit, underground command bunker once used by a brutal dictator, now filled with hundreds of rats. Throw in a snake or two, and you have the perfect setting for a horror movie.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The New Seven Wonders

Here's an interesting article about candidates for the new Seven Wonders of the World. I voted for the Acropolis; Easter Island statues; the Eiffel Tower; the Great Wall of China; the Pyramids at Giza; the Statue of Liberty; and the Taj Mahal. I simply cannot see the Sydney Opera House in the same league!

http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1206/bookmark_these122706.php3

Some Things Never Change

From Neal Boortz' Nealz Nuze, http://boortz.com/nuze/index.html

"There's supposed to be a ceasefire with between the so-called Palestinians and the Israelis in Gaza. Just the same, the Palestinians continue to fire rockets from the Gaza strip into Israel. Jimmy Carter will tell you that this is all Israel's fault."

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Swinging Saddam

Swinging on the end of a rope, that is. The Iraqi court has ruled that the dictator must hang within 30 days. By carrying out this sentence, it will send a message that we will not tolerate terrorism. If the execution date is endlessly delayed by ACLU-types, it's a defeat for justice.

Monday, December 25, 2006

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY HOCHMAS!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

It's All Our Fault

David Irving ought to ask himself why he is such an antisemite!
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/804622.html
David Irving: Jews should ask themselves why they are hated
By Amiram Barkat, Haaretz Correspondent
Holocaust denier David Irving on Friday said Jews should ask themselves why they have been hated throughout history."They [Jews] should ask themselves the question, 'Why have they been so hated for 3000 years that there has been pogrom after pogrom in country after country?', said Irving.

Haveil Havalim #99 is Up!

Me-Ander, at http://me-ander.blogspot.com/2006/12/end-of-era.html, is celebrating the very last double digit edition of Haveil Havalim - #99!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Pre-Christmas Hysteria

Unfortunately I had to go out today and nearly got run over by shoppers in the Christmas madness. It reminded me of the scene in "The Day After" when the people rush to the supermarket and grab anything they can get before the nuclear bomb hits. It also reminded me of the running of the bulls. People were rampaging up and down aisles, snatching anything and everything off the shelves without even looking at prices. It was a relief to get home in one piece. I hate to imagine what the stores and the roads will be like tomorrow and Monday!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Jimmy Carter Wins Fifth Hokum!

Here's some stinging satire from TCSDaily.com. Among other things, it says:
"HOLLYWOOD (SatireNewsService) -- The Academy of World Political Humor Arts and Letters (AWPHAL) today awarded comedian Jimmy (James Earl) Carter the 2006 Hokum as the year's finest political comedian. Carter's record shattering fifth Hokum came against stiff competition from a highly regarded group of nominees." and "Carter's comic career is a story of almost continuous success since he burst on the political scene in the mid-1970s playing a clownish U.S. President while actually holding the office. These sustained performances earned him four consecutive Hokum awards. This unprecedented record has stood the test of time. No other individual comic has been awarded more than two Hokums during an entire career (though an organization, the United Nations, through its various committees and "peacekeeping" efforts has won seventeen Hokums). The only two-time individual winners include Richard Nixon, Herbert Hoover, Joe McCarthy, Neville Chamberlain, Bill Clinton, Kofi Annan and Jacques Chirac. More recently, Carter has enjoyed success in his long-running, one-man variety show "Jimmy Carter, a Farce to be Reckoned With," in which he plays a completely flummoxed, self-aggrandizing, tyrant-supporting busy-body whose foundation takes money from - and acts as a shill for - a bevy of Middle Eastern and Latin American dictators."

"AWPHAL" -- I love it!

Duke Rape Charges Dismissed

No surprise here. We knew that the District Attorney, Mike Nifong, was going ahead with this trumped-up case in order to get re-elected, which unfortunately he was.

From the very start this case was like the Tawana Brawley hoax. If blacks accuse whites, no matter how farfetched the story is, the politically correct thing to do is pursue the case. The Democrats used this tactic against the Republicans in the 2000 elections, when they tried to imply that Republicans were stopping blacks from voting. When people protested that this wasn't so, the reply was that even if a claim isn't true, you can make it sound like it is. It's a variation of the Big Lie.

Mike Nifong ought to be charged with withholding evidence, and disbarred; the 3 accused students should sue for false imprisonment and defamation of character; and the lying lowlife accuser should be barred from selling her "story" on tabloid TV.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

London Braces for Attack

What a lovely headline!
I guess naming your kid Mohammed is no guarantee that you won't be blown up.
Is America next?

Good for Goode

Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA)only said what many Americans have been thinking when he said, "The Muslim Representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district and if American citizens don't wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran... I fear that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States if we do not adopt the strict immigration policies that I believe are necessary to preserve the values and beliefs traditional to the United States of America."

CAIR is demanding that he apologize. I don't recall CAIR apologizing for the Muslim attacks on America on September 11.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

"Religion of Perpetual Outrage"

Here's a great year in review by Michelle Malkin.

Things will only get worse unless we stop bending over backwards for these people. Michael Savage said on the radio last night that unless Americans start getting angry, there will be corpses in our streets.

I think it's too late. If Americans didn't get angry after September 11, they never will.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Blame the Jews, Part 298

Who would these people blame if it weren't for us Jews?

Joy Behar + The Holocaust Deniers

From Betsy's Page, this insightful post, ending with the following: "Can we expect more wisdom from the Muslims of the Middle East who have never been taught about the Nazis when we get such stupidities from those in this country who have?"

Laura Bush


Instead of criticizing First Lady Laura Bush for not publicly disclosing she
had a cancerous growth removed from her leg, people should be relieved her cancer wasn't worse than it was. Maybe the "comedian" Joy Behar will have something to say about this, too.Reality TV has made people think that every facet of ones private life must be lived on television.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Kowtowing Again

From Barking Moonbat Early Warning System comes this outrageous example of politically correct kowtowing:
FBI counter-terrorism agents in Florida attended a “sensitivity training” workshop yesterday conducted by a controversial Islamic lobby group. Although it has been described by two former FBI counter-terrorism chiefs as a spin-off of a U.S. front for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, led the workshop on “Islam and the American Muslim community” at the FBI’s Jacksonville Division All Employee Conference.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Haveil Havalim #89 is Up!

Yehuda is hosting Haveil Havalim #98, and it looks like a very creative edition.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Light a Candle

Light a candle for Israel's kidnapped soldiers
Over five months have passed since the abduction of Israeli soldiers Gilad Shalit, Udi Goldwasser, and Eldad Regev. In the continued effort to gain their secure release and show our support for the soldiers and their families, the Jewish Agency for Israel and the World Zionist Organization have partnered with the YNET web site to launch a worldwide public campaign during the eight days of Hanukkah, December 15-22. Visitors to the site http://or.ynet.co.il will be able to light a virtual candle in honor of the three Israeli soldiers and add their name and location to the list of supporters from all around the world. The hope is to reach hundreds of thousands of candle lighters worldwide and through this initiative light the darkness of Gilad, Udi, and Eldad and warm the hearts of their loved ones.

Another Botched Joke?

This is sickening but not entirely unexpected:
Joy Behar Suggests GOP Caused Senator Tim Johnson's Illness. On Thursday's The View, Joy Behar seriously suggested Senator Tim Johnson was the victim of a deliberate act to cause his brain disorder that led to emergency surgery and has left him in critical condition: "Is there such a thing as a man-made stroke? In other words, did someone do this to him?" An astounded Elisabeth Hasselbeck wondered: "Why is everything coming from the liberal perspective a conspiracy?" Behar contended, on the ABC daytime show, that the Republican Party is capable of such a nefarious deed: "I know what this, that party is capable of." [This item is adopted from a posting, by Megan McCormack, on the MRC's blog, NewsBusters.org: newsbusters.org ]

What is wrong with these people??
Also, I wish Mrs. Tim Johnson would make a public statement (1) condemning this conspiracy theory; and (2) asking that the public concentrate on wishing her husband well rather on speculating on what his death may mean to the Senate.

Quack Quartet

Here's a very good editorial from the New York Post:

December 15, 2006 -- Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad is playing host this week to a quartet of U.S. senators who all seem to be under the delusion that they've been elected president. How else to explain why the four - led by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) - seem to think they have the authority to sound out the Damascus dictator about his intentions in Iraq and Lebanon? To be sure, two of the four - Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) - have run for the White House in past years. And two of them, Kerry and fellow Democrat Christopher Dodd (Conn.), are moving to do so in 2008. Of course, the four insist they're merely on a perfectly legitimate "fact-finding field trip" - never mind the urging from the White House and the State Department that they not meet with Assad. In sounding out Assad on his intentions in Iraq, Nelson clearly crossed the line from casual listener to active negotiator. And unauthorized negotiations with a foreign power by a private citizen is a felony punishable by up to three years in prison under the Logan Act. Of course, no one has ever been prosecuted under the law (it dates to 1799). And applying it to members of Congress would probably be a stretch.
But it remains that these visits send an ugly message to Assad - hinting that the new Democratic majority in Congress intends to undermine the administration's conduct of foreign policy. That would be wrong. Nelson, for his part, came away from his meeting convinced that "Assad clearly indicated his willingness to cooperate with the Americans and/or the Iraqi army to be part of a solution." If Assad truly feels that way, there are proper channels he can use to transmit the message - channels that can better assess the seriousness of Assad's intentions than a gaggle of footloose U.S. senators.

Friday, December 15, 2006

America, Wake Up!

Look at the great graphics here about the terrorist threat to America. While I didn't care for the website itself, I thought this presentation was very good, and a necessary reminder of the terrorist attacks that have gone on since 1979.

Nazi Gingerbread Men

News For Members Of The Tribe reports on yet another antisemite who can't understand why Jews would be offended:
Gingerbread Nazi Display Moved to New Ohio Town on Hanukkah Eve (FOXNEWS)WELLINGTON, Ohio — An artist who was forced to remove his Nazi gingerbread men from the window of a hardware store has set up the display in an empty storefront in another town.

Look at the photo of the display and try to understand how people would NOT be offended.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Vultures

It's nauseating the way the politicians and the media are hovering around poor Senator Tim Johnson, who suffered a stroke or stroke-like attack. They all seem more concerned about the potential shift of power than the fact that this man may die.

Climb Every Mountain!

Ford every stream!

But don't expect others to risk their lives rescuing you after you stupid risk-takers
get in trouble!

Today's Blame-Bush Story

Last night Curtis Sliwa (The Guardian Angel) was on the radio filling in for Sean Hannity. It seems Sen. Charles Shumer and the NY Times are actually blaming Pres. Bush for this latest round of e Coli!
Taco Bell had originally been blamed, but there was no evidence it was their fault, so Sliwa, to restore Taco Bell's good name, has been deliberately eating tacos and scallions from there! Anyway, it turns out that lettuce is to blame for the e Coli.
For the best summing-up of the Bush-Bashing Phenomenon, read Lorie Byrd
Here
The Benefits of Bush Bashing
In my Examiner column today I look at the benefits of Bush bashing. As we saw this week with Kofi Annan, you can say anything about President Bush, no matter how incredibly lacking your credibility is on a subject, as long as you sufficiently bash George Bush. Also, if you are a conservative, you can not only bash Bush while escaping scrutiny yourself, but you can also expect positive media attention (even fawning) that is ordinarily next to impossible for conservatives to receive.

The entire must-read analysis ishere.
You'll be nodding your head in agreement as you read it.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Headline of the Day

This is from the CBS News website:
No Joke: Kerry To Meet With Troops In Iraq
Well, I just hope our troops let him know what they think of him! And I hope he manages to keep his mouth shut rather than give the enemy yet another anti-American propaganda victory.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

At Least Jimmy Carter Isn't There

Iran's so-called "Holocaust conference" is just an excuse for more antisemitism and Israel-bashing.
Here is what Germany had to say about this outrage. (At least the Germans didn't host this conference!)
Imagine the Ku Klux Klan holding a conference on slavery, or Rwanda having a conference on genocide.

Keep On Trucking

I'm sure that this fellow is just as harmless as the Flying Imams.
A truck-driving student is in custody in Boston after raising suspicions when he wasn’t interested in learning how to back up his rig.

Anyone remember Timothy McVeigh?

Monday, December 11, 2006

The Rabbi and the Christmas Tree

Every day, it seems, we have one person who hates Christmas, or who hates the phrase "Merry Christmas", or who hates Christmas trees, and anything to do with Christmas (except the shopping).

Now, a rabbi is getting hate mail because the Seattle airport overreacted to his request to add a menorah to their Christmas tree display. Instead, they removed all the trees!

And so, thanks to this politically correct stupidity, and thanks to the media, all Jews look like Christmas-bashers.

Read more here.

Insulting

President Jalal Talabani said the report of the Iraq Study Group contained dangerous recommendations that would undermine his country’s sovereignty and were “an insult to the people of Iraq.”

I should think it's also a great insult to the people of the United States!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Haveil Havalim #97 is Up!

Go read the latest posts at Jack's Shack!

Torah in Space

Smooth Stone reports this touching story:
December 9, 2006
Torah scroll returns home from space
A small Torah scroll that was brought out of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp returned home from space with the Atlantis space crew.To honor the memory of her husband, Ilan Ramon, and the crew of the Columbia space shuttle, Rona Ramon asked Canadian astronaut Steve MacLean to take a Torah scroll aboard the Atlantis space shuttle. She asked Professor Henry Fenichel for his scroll. Fenichel was a survivor of Bergen-Belsen camp. The scroll was returned to Professor Fenichel at a ceremony at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. Fenichel is a professor of physics in Cincinnati and a child survivor of the Holocaust. Ilan Ramon originally took the scroll into space on the Columbia space flight. The scroll, belonging to Tel Aviv University Professor Joachim Joseph, a Holocaust survivor, never made it home when the Columbia crashed upon its return to earth. Ramon was the son of an Auschwitz survivor.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

The Disgraceful Washington Post

I did a double take when I first saw this story and had to go to the Post website to make sure I wasn't seeing things. Per Atlas Shrugs and Little Green Footballs
WAPO Throws the Jews Down the Well
Charles over at LGF, points to the "new dialogue" on Israel. This will become the new talking point now that the dhimmicrats have their election validation. Jews that voted Democrat deserve our scorn and contempt. Nothing less.

It’s an absolute disgrace that the Washington Post is publishing hateful garbage like this, by Palestinian “journalist” Daoud Kuttab: Israel is a Liability for US.
Disgusting. The Washington Post should be ashamed. But I know they are not.

Protest Jimmy Carter

From Kesher Talk:
December 09, 2006 Talk Back to Carter. The Simon Wiesenthal Center has started an email campaign in response to thankfully ex-president Jimmy Carter's new anti-Israel screed. Carter, whom I consider the worst president the United States ever had -- and I include such luminaries as Millard Fillmore and James Buchanan in that assessment -- has a long history of loathing for Israel and support for the PLO and other terrorist elements of Palestinian nationalism. I will not even enter into his megalomaniacal insistance on taking total credit for the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty, which was, of course, largely worked out beforehand by the real heroes of that agreement, Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin. In a world divided between resistance to totalitarian violence and the sophistry of its collaborators, I do not think that such fetid pathologies as Carter's can safely go unchallenged. I strongly recommend reading the linked page and participating.

Here's that link

Still Waiting

But we are the ones doing all the apologizing, it seems!

Here's a good piece by Steve Harlan of Des Moines.

Still waiting for Muslims' message of peace
December 8, 2006
Americans have long been waiting to hear something from Muslim religious leaders.
We have been waiting to hear them say that using women and children as human shields is wrong. We have been waiting to hear them say that teaching children to become suicide bombers is wrong.
Instead, we hear that six Muslim imams made the news because they frightened airline passengers out of their wits and got thrown off a plane in Minneapolis. They were praying loudly and trying to draw attention to themselves, and then re-enacted what the Sept. 11 hijackers did by taking three pairs of seats in the front, back and exit rows of the planes - seats that did not belong to them.
Within hours, the clerics had lawyers and were complaining their rights were violated, in what appears to be a staged event to help future hijackers by intimidating American passengers and airline companies.
I believe moderate and traditional Muslims are the victims of their own Saudi-trained religious leaders, not victims of American airline security.
Either the media is failing to report things accurately, or these imams are the root of the problem with world terrorism.

Friday, December 08, 2006

"Goodbye John The Brave"

A great assessment by Arlene Bridges-Samuels.

Good News You Won't Hear About

Blogs For Bush celebrates the fact that "More Than 7 Million Jobs Created Since Since August 2003"

But remember -- John Kerry insists our economy is "worse than the Depression".

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Baker Commission & Dems: "Surrender Monkeys"

Jimmy Carter

Here is how Al-Jazeerah is covering the latest inflammatory remarks from Jimmy Carter.

Former US president, Jimmy Carter, blames Israel and US for the failure of the peace process

He ought to go work for their propaganda office.

Remember Pearl Harbor



Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
Go here to read and listen to President Franklin Roosevelt's entire speech urging a declaration of war. The magnificence of the words, the determination behind them: there's no politically correct wishy-washiness and avoidance of blame there!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

What Kind of Sick Minds Are These?

This infuriates me. To think that you would fake an illness (for 20 years!) rather than work and earn money honestly -- there is no excuse. And you can bet there are plenty of genuinely handicapped people who ARE working every day. These lowlives should have the book thrown at them.

Mother Charged With Faking Son's Retardation;Mother and Son Face Up to 10 Years in Prison for Fraud. Mother has been charged with making her son masquerade as a mentally retarded person for nearly 20 years. Now, federal prosecutors are cracking down on Rosie Marie Costello and her son, Peter, who may have bilked more than $220,000 from the government in fraudulent claims.

Shut Up, and Pray At Home!

Excuse me, but isn't this what mosques are for?? From Little Green Footballs:This is getting ridiculous. Muslim woman cites gym after interrupted prayer. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)
DEARBORN — Fitness USA, a gym chain, is investigating an alleged civil rights violation involving a local Muslim woman who says her afternoon prayer was interrupted by a fellow patron, and that her complaint to management about the situation was rejected. “The manager told me, ‘You have to respect her (the patron), but she does not have to respect your God,’” said Wardeh Sultan of Dearborn. “I’ve had my membership for seven or eight years, and I’ve never had a problem with praying there. “I told that manager, ‘I can’t believe you said that,’” Sultan said. “Honestly, I feel humiliated and I feel ashamed, right now, to go back to Fitness USA.”

The usual radical Islamic front groups are involved, with the usual claims of victimhood

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Obscene Comparison

Although nothing the antisemites and terrorists do and say should surprise us, here is a comparison that should outrage everyone:
The Times, December 04, 2006: Royal stumbles in row over attack on Israel as 'Nazi', by Adam Sage, Paris. Ségolène Royal, the French presidential candidate, was embroiled in a damaging row on a visit to the Middle East yesterday after appearing to condone a Hezbollah MP who denounced US “insanity” and compared Israel to the Nazis. Ms Royal, the first woman with a realistic chance of winning the French presidency, was struggling to extricate herself from the controversy sparked by a meeting in Beirut with MPs, including Ali Ammar of Hezbollah.

Monday, December 04, 2006

"Let's Say Thanks To The Troops"

Here is a simple website that lets you send a printed postcard to our troops.

Idiotic Remark of the Day

Kofi Annan has outdone himself. Best of the Web reports:
Let's just repeat Annan's description of Iraq under Saddam: They had a dictator who was brutal but they had their streets, they could go out, their kids could go to school and come back home without a mother or father worrying, "Am I going to see my child again?"Annan isn't just claiming that Saddam, though brutal, made the trains run on time. He is saying that Saddam actually looked out for the safety of the Iraqi people, the very people his regime was gassing, setting ablaze, tying to tanks, torturing and raping. Is Annan just ignorant, or is he depraved? We suppose it could be a little of both.

Ambassador Bolton Resigns

The United Nations has lost the only man decent enough to stand up for Israel and for America.

I wonder who the Democrats will nominate to try to fill Bolton's shoes. How about Jimmy Carter? His anti-Israel views would make him a perfect addition to the U.N.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Today's "Parents"

Here is yet another example of our depraved society, where owning a PlayStation is more important than caring for your own baby.

Haveil Havalim #96 is Up!

There's more great reading in store for you right now at Soccer Dad, creator of Haveil Havalim, and host of Haveil Havalim #96!

Advice to Celebrities: Shut Up!

Gwyneth Paltrow has opened her big mouth again and has made anti-American statements. It seems "she prefers her adopted homeland across the pond {Britain}to the States."

Good for her. If she likes Britain so much, she can stay there permanently. Who cares what celebrities think, anyway? It's not as if she has made great contributions to medicine or science! She's just a mediocre actress who hasn't done anything lately and needs some publicity. Bashing America seems to be the easiest way to get it.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Much Ado About Nothing

The German "Hitler's Cross" restaurant was one thing.

But I am having trouble seeing how Santa's arm pointing to the sky resembles a Nazi salute.

Look at the picture at Israelly Cool and judge for yourself.

More on the Imams on the Plane


Read Richard Miniter's article, "The Faking Imams" on Pajamas Media.

Why do Americans refuse to see the threat in our midst? I think US Air deserves a lot of credit for not caving in to PC pressure.

Always Israel's Fault

Thanks to Smooth Stone I came across this link to a perceptive article by Mindelle Jacobs of the Edmondton Sun. (I have noticed before than the Canadians seem to be more upset than the Americans do when it comes to anti-Israel sentiment.)

Her headline? "It's Always Israel's Fault". We've all said the same thing many times ourselves. No matter what Israel does and how much caving in she does, it's still her fault.

But it's always a relief and a vindication when eloquent authors say in print what you've been saying all along.

Friday, December 01, 2006

"Peace in our Time"

This excellent article from Front Page Magazine compares the James Baker proposal for talks with Iran and Syria to Neville Chamberlain's deal with Hitler.

Here's a piece of the article:
The Jewish state would be left with no alternative but to take whatever military action it could to stop Iran from completing its nuclear program. American capitulation will have left it with no alternative. Would Jim Baker cut such a deal? In a heartbeat. Never a friend of Israel, he wouldn't flinch at a realpolitik solution giving Iran power throughout the region. But why would Bush go along? It would be "peace in our time" - Munich, 1938 - all over again.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Frivolous Lawsuit of the Day

I can't stand these greedy people!

Guacamole lawsuit: Where's the avocado?
The Associated Press, Posted November 30 2006, 8:24 AM EST
LOS ANGELES -- Wholly guacamole?
That's the issue in a fraud lawsuit filed Wednesday against Kraft Foods, Inc., by a Los Angeles woman who claims the company's avocado dip doesn't qualify as guacamole.
"It just didn't taste avocadoey," said Brenda Lifsey, who used Kraft Dips Guacamole in a three-layer dip last year.

Response to that Lunatic's Letter

I've read several excellent responses to the letter sent to America by that Iranian lunatic Ahmadinejad.

Here is some of what Neal Boortz has to say:

Get ready America...the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (isn't cutting and pasting great?) has written you a letter this holiday season....
The letter is addressed to "Noble Americans." How nice...see...the president of Iran likes us! Warms my heart. As it turns out, Ahmadinejad doesn't think the American people support the Bush Administration. Said Mahmoud: "Undoubtedly, the American people are not satisfied with this behavior and they showed their discontent in the recent elections. I hope that in the wake of the mid-term elections, the administration of President Bush will have heard and will heed the message of the American people." There you have it...it looks like the Democrats have the president of Iran on their side! But then Ahmadinejad went off the deep end, going into a rant about America's support of Israel and the injustices against the Palestinian people. Oh, and don't forget that the Holocaust was a myth...and he also wants you to know that he supports the terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah. So much for the warm and fuzzy letter. But in reading the letter, one thing strikes you just a bit. It sounds awfully similar to the rhetoric that came out of the likes of Howard Dean, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid during the recent campaign. Very interesting.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

My Last Michael Richards Post -- Really!

I received this headline at work and nearly barfed.

"Richards isn't really Jewish, publicist admits; Comic had used Judaism as excuse for anti-Semitic remarks".

I had guessed he was using this as an excuse -- but how many truly Jewish people actually make anti-semitic remarks in the first place??

Michael Richards and his apologists are despicable.

The Iranian Hatemongers

That Iranian lunatic is telling America that we should "stop blind support of Israel".

And we are actually considering negotiating with them to bring peace to Iraq?

Spare me.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Caroline Glick

My Uncle Leon recommends the excellent columns of Caroline Glick. This link takes you to her 11/27 column on the latest cease-fire, and the continued kowtowing by the Israeli government. It's impossible to understand this mentality.

And in her 11/20 column on appeasement, she writes: "There are many reasons that actions like {Tony}Blair's strategic retreat from reason and responsibility have gone uncriticized by the media. It is not simply that Western, and particularly European journalists are overwhelmingly anti-American and virulently anti-Israel. One of the central reasons for the silence of Western intellectuals and media in the face of actions like Blair's is fear of death at the hands of jihadists"

Michael Richards -- Still

The Michael Richards situation keeps getting more ridiculous. He is shown on tape making those racist remarks. You can see and hear him. There is no doubt that it's him. Yet he actually told Jesse Jackson that "the outburst came through him 'like a freight train' and that he's "shattered by it."

This makes him sound like a ventriloquist's dummy, as if all he did was stand there while someone else uttered the racist filth!

He also made antisemitic comments back in April that is only being reported (very little) now. So of course he is now saying that although he himself isn't Jewish, he "adheres to Jewish philosophy". Right.

The best thing he can do is disappear. He should shut up, stop giving interviews, stop making excuses, and go away!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Israel Withdraws

Here we go yet again. Israel withdraws, Israel gives in -- and the terrorists continue to attack. Why do we continually back down?

Israpundit says about the Israeli Foreign Ministry's explanation, "[The last sentence]should read 'Israel is allowing the terrorists to rearm and rebuild'. As for the rationale for allowing this to happen the FM argues that they did it to end the violence (thereby inviting more violence) to enable political negotiations. Better to remove the threat coming from the terrorist buildup before negotiations. We must negotiate from a position of strength and superiority rather than from a position of capitulation and subservience. This is elementary."

Haveil Havalim #95 is Up!

Smooth Stone is the host of Haveil Havalim #95, and it's chock full of interesting reading!

I Knew It!

Even though Black Friday sales were up 6% over last year, per "The Street", The Washington Post's headline says, "Wal-Mart sees weak sales as holiday season starts."

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Anti-Israel

I came across this story via Reddit, a website that links to stories popular online. (I much preferred the now-defunct Blogdex and Daypop)

Anyway, this is yet another example of Israel-bashing:
"As if Israel’s position in the world in not bad enough, a new survey published in the US Wednesday says that Israel is suffering from the worst public image among all countries of the world."

Israel has the worst public image? Israelis don't use women and children as human shields like the Arabs do; Israelis don't fly jets into buildings; and Israelis aren't suicide bombers.

But Israelis are Jewish.

Friday, November 24, 2006

My Grandmother, The Suicide Bomber

Here is the headline of the day:

Woman suicide bomber's family: We're very proud

Black Friday

You should have seen the traffic jams headed to the mall today! These people are nuts, getting up at midnight and standing in line until the mall opened at 5 am. Nothing would induce me to do these things. Where have they been the past 10 months or so?

I wonder how the mainstream media will spin this shopping spree? I figure they will try something on the order of, "While millions spend a fortune on Christmas presents today, millions go without".

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Absolutely Right!

Smooth Stone speaks for many of us with this timely reprise of his article To Hell With Arab Outrage.

Pass this on.

A Very Good Question

Boker Tov, Boulder asks a question about the kidnapped Israeli soldiers that nobody seems interesting in answering:

"Whatever happened to 'Free Our Boys'?"

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

More from Michael Richards

My first thought after hearing about Michael Richards' racist "comedy" routine was, "I hope he isn't Jewish".

Well, he's not. Instead, it sounds like Michael Richards is a Mel Gibson clone.

Note that this anti-semitic outburst took place LAST APRIL, but it didn't make news until now, after the racist tirade became known.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Haveil Havalim #94 is Up!

Please visit Crossing the Rubicon 3 and read the terrific posts that make up Haveil Havalim #94.

The Michael Richards Outrage

I'm taking bets to see how long it will take before Michael Richards and his apologists use the drug abuse or alcoholism excuses for his hate-filled "comedy" routine. Or maybe he will try the John Kerry defense and blame the listeners for misunderstanding his botched joke.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Asheville: Flushed with Success

Asheville is definitely a very strange place, but I don't think it can all be attributed to bathroom habits!

Extreme Bush-Bashing

I wonder if this latest example of Bush-Bashing will catch on?

Sunday, November 19, 2006

The World Yawns

I came across this post by Sultan Knish headlined "1000 Rockets Have Fallen on Sderot: the World Remains Silent". Among other points, he writes:
"While the media reports every Israeli incursion as a massacre and goes into depth about the sufferings of the poor Palestinian Arabs, the world remains silent at this ongoing bombardment of a civilian town. The media and the world looks everywhere."

While we shouldn't be at all surprised by this apathy, I think it's still important to highlight these things.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Lesson of Hate

Michelle Malkin reports on a North Carolina teacher who resigned after it was found that he gave his students a word search puzzle full of hate.
Some students started uncovering strange words in the process. "There were words like 'kill,' then I saw it said 'destroy America,'" Eric Herrera said. As they read on, students found the puzzle contained a paragraph that contained the following phrases: "Sharon killed a lot of innocent people," a possible reference to former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon; "Palestine is not a terrorist group." "Allah help destroy this body of evil making humanity miserable." The teacher told WRAL in a telephone interview that students got the wrong message from the assignment.

Of course! It's the students' fault for finding these messages, not his fault for putting them there!

Send Cards to our Troops

Here's a nice story about an Ohio woman dubbed the "Card Lady" for sending Christmas cards to our troops .

For more ways you can help the troops, visit this website

Friday, November 17, 2006

Oh well!

Woman accused of drowning baby in canal gets three years probation

Yet Another Reason Why We Need John Bolton

Gee, what a rarity! The Arab states are ready to condemn Israel at the U.N.

"Israel's Ambassador to the UN Dan Gillerman slammed the proposal, saying that the General Assembly has been hijacked by the evil forces. He added that the session was a cynical use and abuse of the UN."


He's got that right.

Gentlemen's Agreement


Here is a wonderful article from Smithsonian Magazine about
the famous photo of a dying Babe Ruth taken at Yankee Stadium.

The article also mentions the gentlemen's agreement among sportswriters never to refer to the fact that the Babe had cancer. This is similar to how the press never talked about FDR's polio. Can you even imagine such journalistic restraint today? There are very few gentlemen left; plus today you are given details about people's lives that you'd rather not know.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Just a Prank

Here are more excuses for nearly fatal stupidity. This is not a "prank" -- it's a crime. I didn't see anything about making these idiots pay the hospital bills.

Visine prank leads to day in court
"Basically, it was a prank that went wrong, and nobody intended for any real harm to come to anybody," said Andrew Ryback, 17, who had brought the Visine to school June 2 to help with his allergies.
A doctor said the student could have died if he hadn't gotten medical treatment, and his mother told a prosecutor that the boy had required a defibrillator while at the hospital.

PlayStation Insanity

I have never understood the hysteria over computer games, like the new PlayStation.

To go to these lengths, to stand in line for days, to spend $500 on these things, is just amazing to me. Don't these people have better ways to spend their time and their money?

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

IF He Did It

The most nauseating, infuriating story of the day is the news that O.J.Simpson has written a book called "If I Did It", in which he describes how he would have gone about murdering Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman -- hypothetically, of course.

If this isn't obscene enough, Fox is airing a 2-part interview with this vicious double murderer!

We all know he DID do it; this just proves he is more of a psychopath than we ever imagined.

The best response (other than putting him in jail where he belongs) is to ignore both the book and the interview.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Murtha, She Wrote

Ugh! Nancy Pelosi's choice of that awful John Murtha to be majority leader is nauseating, but I love the fact that now, he is attacking fellow Democrat Steny Hoyer, who wants the job himself! What a great impression the Dems have made already!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Bolton Bashing

Here's a good pro-Bolton article from the Fort Wayne News Sentinel.

The following editorial appeared in the New York Daily News on Friday, Nov. 10: Dispiriting it is that one old Democratic lion has gotten off to a bad start with more of the same old, same old. We speak of Delaware Sen. Joe Biden, who grabbed the first microphone in sight to announce that it's a big fat chance John Bolton has of staying on as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Never mind working together for the best interests of the nation. If Biden has the opportunity to take a good man down simply because Bush picked that man, looks like he'll be glad to do just that.

If there's anyone on Team Bush who has, in fact, genuinely done a heck of a job, it's Bolton, even as a recess appointee. That's what he became when the Senate decided not to confirm him last year, largely on the testimony of some former underling who blubbered that Bolton was ruuuude to her once - oh, the horror - and that's what he has remained, the big meanie, as he has accomplished significant things in the sinkhole that is Turtle Bay.

Bolton is the sole reason the Security Council has even bothered to notice the woebegone Darfur refugees in Sudan. Bolton is the reason Iran's feet have been held to the fire as much as they have while all dithering Europe was prepared to keep throwing cookies at the mullahs for the next several hundred years. Bolton is one of the reasons our Chinese friends have seen fit to conclude that a nuclear North Korea isn't a good idea for their side of things either. Bolton is smart, strong, resolute. He has been an admirable ambassador in every respect.

He's also a Bush man. Guess that means he's got to go. Joe Biden will to see to that, unless wiser Democrats prevail.


I just heard that Biden has announced he'll be running for President. I wasn't going to vote for him even before his Bolton-bashing photo op, but this is just another reason not to.

Not Cool

Pet peeve: when people in their 50s and older use expressions like "cool" and "awesome" at work. It sounds so idiotic and unprofessional, especially when they use both words in the same sentence, resulting in something like, "KEWL! That's really cool and awesome!"

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Haveil Havalim #93 is Up!

Haveil Havalim #93 is up at Soccer Dad!

Per Soccer Dad's (and Haveil Havalim's) own David Gerstman, "read Kofi Annan's love letter to the dearly departed Arafat; check out the latest distortions about Beit Hanoun; read news related to Kristallnacht; and a lot more!"

There's always a lot of interesting reading in every edition of Haveil Havalim.

Sickening Excuses

Our local newspaper has a very bad habit of writing headlines that take responsibility away from people responsible for any wrongdoing.

This one is just one of a number of such deliberately misleading headlines.

Hot car blamed in 3rd child's death
FOREST CITY — A 4-year old who was trapped in her mother’s car Friday died a heat-related death early Saturday at Mission Hospitals, authorities said.
The girl’s 2-year-old twin sisters, Asia and Bry’asia Shepard, were found dead at the scene by emergency responders. (Sheriff's Lt) Scoggins said Saturday he could not yet confirm how the children got into the car or how long they were inside. Family members said the mother of the girls, Ann Latrice Miller, 26, was sleeping when her unsupervised children climbed into her car in the parking lot of Woodlands Townhomes of Big Island Road near Forest City. They said Miller had been working a late shift at a restaurant the night before. Miller could not be reached for comment Saturday night.

And so, the headline should not read "Hot Car Blamed for Deaths" but "Mother Blamed", or better still, "So-Called Mother Blamed". I have no doubt that in days to come we will have to hear all about the lack of child care; the hard-working "mother"; and the terrible people at DSS -- but nothing about the wasted lives of these poor children.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

VETERANS DAY 2006


In gratitude for all the veterans who have sacrificed to keep America safe.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Ho Hum

Earlier I heard that there are 30 terrorist plots being tracked in England; and that Al Qaeda threatened to blow up the White House. Yet it took me quite a while to actually see these stories on the news. It almost made me feel as if I had only imagined it.

When I looked on Google, there were no immediate news results for "White House", none for "Al Qaeda", and nothing for "blow up White House". But when I typed in "White House + Al Qaeda", I found one result: "Al-Qaeda recording threatens to destroy White House" -- from the Daily Star of Lebanon.

Shouldn't these stories be dominating the news tonight? Instead, Larry King is devoting a whole hour to "Dancing with the Stars", while Glenn Beck finds Danny Bonaduce worthy of an hour.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Election Recap

Neal Boortz's Neals Nuze has a recap today of what the election results mean.

I agree with his assessment that the results were good for the following groups: Islamic terrorists; slackards; illegal aliens; the leftist media; and those who want a weaker America.

Read his column for more details.

And, as mentioned in Best of the Web today, Jim Treacher asks the following questions:

1. Does this mean Bush is still Hitler? I'm pretty sure Hitler never let his opponents win an election, did he? Unless... this is all part of Rove's plan.

2. A major concern of the last few elections has been that Republicans need to cheat to win, and the problem was going to be even worse with the new Diebold machines. What happened? Did Cheney forget his password again? That darn Cheney, always forgetting his password.

3. What happened to Ned? I thought Lieberman was Public Enemy #1...

4. Does Nancy Pelosi ever wear a fake flower on her lapel that shoots acid? Because that would really be a surprise for Batman when he's hauling her to Commissioner Gordon's office.

5. So the world likes us again, right? No more terrorism? YAY!!!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Rumsfeld Resigns

Wow. What a repudiation of the Democratic party!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Politically Correct Story of the Week

What kind of nonsense is this? Tongue Tied links to this ridiculous self-esteem story from Australia.

Australian Teachers Warned against Criticizing Students

Even school reports that say that the student "Could try harder" are now suspect:

"Teachers are being warned to watch what they write and say about students because of the risk of being sued for defamation. New South Wales schools have also been urged to closely vet student scripts for theatrical performances and postings on school websites, blogs or electronic bulletins....

Parents and Citizens' Association president Di Giblin believes words such as lazy or phrases such as "can try harder" should not be used. "It is very important when referring to young people that their self-esteem is not damaged," Ms Giblin said. "Try harder doesn't tell a parent anything . . . it is better to say 'needs motivating' or 'is finding it difficult to be engaged in work'....

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What next, employers barred from telling their do-nothing employees to work harder or else they will get fired? I think people should say, "You should try harder" more often, so we wouldn't have this excuse for remaining lazy and stupid.

Post-Vote Thoughts

I just came back from voting before work and found the whole process so easy that it was anticlimactic. There were no booths with curtains, no levers, no bells. You walked into the room, and before you even registered, an official showed you the ballot and explained the procedure. When you registered you showed your license and signed your name. Then another official went over the instructions a second time before you stood at a little "boothlet" to fill out the ballot. After that, an official hovered as you placed your ballot into what is called the "ballot acceptor" , which resembled a fax machine. I was given an "I Voted" sticker, and that was it. The voting experience was easier than ever, but more mechanical and less exciting than in the past.

So, get ready for the spin to begin!

Monday, November 06, 2006

VOTE ON NOVEMBER 7!

(And vote Republican, if you're smart!)

I keep hearing about people who still don't even know who they're voting for tomorrow. Again, if they are that ignorant, then they shouldn't vote at all. How can you walk into the booth completely unprepared? Do they close their eyes and just pick the name of any candidate?

You just know that these will be the same people who complain the loudest when the results don't go their way.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Sa-DAMN

This morning I heard about the death sentence handed down to Saddam Hussein, and I have deliberately kept the TV off the rest of the day. I don't want to hear and see all the hand-wringing; excuse-making; Bush-blaming, or the ACLU statements and statements from other "rights" groups condemning this "cruel and unusual" sentence and worrying about how much this dictator might suffer at the end.

Saddam should be executed and then hanged in Baghdad on meat hooks, the way Mussolini was. Anything else is too good for him.

Another Response to John Kerry


Thanks to Blackfive for this photo taken at the Army-Air Force game. Pictures do speak louder than words, don't they?

Haveil Havalim #92 is Up - Already!

Hurry over to Jerusalem Board Games for today's edition.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Voting Machines + Moronic Voters

Well, here we go again. It's not even November 7 yet and already there are stories predicting voter fraud and electronic machines that don't work.

Why don't they simply bring back the old-fashioned paper ballot? Nobody could possibly complain about that, except the officials who would have to count them. Or, bring back the pre-electronic model's lever-version, where you simply flipped a lever that pointed to the name of your candidate, or to the name of the party. Writing a name, or checking a box, or moving a lever, shouldn't be that hard -- unless you are a complete idiot. And if that's the case, you shouldn't be voting at all.

But during my entire voting life, I have never heard about voting problems until the 2000 elections, with that insane "hanging chads" controversy. For all my voting years, I have never heard of anyone who couldn't fill out the old paper ballots; never heard anyone complain about the machines with the levers; and don't personally know anyone who has had problems with electronic machines. Let's stop dumbing down everything in our society, even the way we vote.

They always hand out instructions in advance as to how the machines work. If you are too ignorant to read them, that's your own fault, not the fault of the machines or their manufacturers. When you stand in line at your polling place, they usually have huge flyers posted with the instructions, a diagram of the machine, plus a entire ballot.

So, to already be blaming machines for the results IN ADVANCE of the election is outrageous.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Kofi Annan's Legacy

Let's count down the last few weeks until the disgraceful Kofi Annan steps down as the worst Secretary General of the United Nations.

News For Members of the Tribe describes his latest anti-Israel proposal.

Kerry On

Some people are comparing John Kerry's words to George Allen's "macaca" remarks, and saying that Allen was more offensive. Personally, I don't see any comparison. Since there is no such thing as a "macaca", how can this dopey non-word offend anyone at all?

On the other hand, our troops knew exactly what Kerry meant.

Wednesday's Best of the Web Today says it very well: "Pardon our morbid fascination with this story, but in a way it makes us feel vindicated. We first noted that something wasn't quite right with John Kerry way back in December 2002, but even we didn't realize how not quite right he was until this week."

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Inexcusable Offensiveness

I'm sure we will have to hear that he's "only a boy", it was "just a prank", and it was "only Halloween fun", but I don't find anything to forgive about this.

The Troops Respond

From The People's Cube


Idiotic Lawsuit of the Day

How do you like this gall?


Rosalie Druyan wants to stick the Rolling Stones between a rock and a hard place with a $51 million lawsuit. Shattered when Mick Jagger's sore throat scrapped the Rolling Stones concert Friday in Atlantic City -- four hours before its scheduled start -- the Stones superfan from Brooklyn is taking the wrinkly rockers to court.
In a class-action suit to be filed today in Manhattan Supreme Court, Druyan contends the late cancelation cost her and other fans big bucks on nonrefundable hotel reservations, forcing them to spend the night together in cold and rainy Atlantic City.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

"Missing From Front Pages"

Here's a good take on the Kerry incident from The People's Cube

Support Our Troops!

The best response to John Kerry is to support the troops even more than we do. I've always sent Christmas cards to the troops and written to soldiers over the years; it really does mean a lot to them.

Soldiers' Angels is just one of many wonderful organizations that helps the troops. Check it out and sign up to be an angel!

Kerry'd Away

Yesterday, USA Today's headline said "Kerry, White House exchange words over Iraq 'bad joke'"

What a misleading headline! John Kerry is the one who said that if students didn't do well, they "get stuck in Iraq".

His nonapology apology, too little, too late, was that his words were a botched joke

From what I have seen and heard, the only joke is John Kerry himself.

His attempts to explain his words away by blaming the White House are almost amusing. As with so many politicians and celebrities, he simply cannot or will not take personal responsibility, and finds it easier to blame others. This is our culture of victimhood.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Other Thoughts

Before I feed the trick-or-treaters, I just had to vent a bit. First, John Kerry's remark about the military. President Bush hasn't responded yet, but this is a very good opportunity to stop mincing words and to stand up for our military! Let's not let Kerry and other Democrats get away with this. (However, I sadly have to admit I am not expecting much in the way of a tough response from the White House.)

Also, this morning on Fox News I heard that the Girl Scouts have resorted to suing over nonpayment of cookie money. This is one instance where I agree with a lawsuit. It's a real shame when you have people taking advantage of the Girl Scouts, of all things!

And in a lawsuit I do NOT agree with, Fox also reported that Hispanic groups and (of course) the ACLU are suing over the crackdown on illegals in Hazelton, PA. Talk about nerve.

Oh Well

Here's another story the mainstream media chooses to ignore:

Gunmen in the Gaza Strip kidnapped a Spanish aid worker, the latest in a string of foreigner abductions in the increasingly lawless Palestinian territory

If it weren't for these great bloggers reporting on what the media doesn't report, who knows how much less we would know?

Monday, October 30, 2006

A Must-Read for Outnumbered Conservatives and Republicans

What an utter relief to read this just now!

A Headline We Should Have Expected

I think we all could have predicted this, from Arlene Bridges-Samuels' excellent column at Israpundit:

Arabs Voting Democrat
It's "..yet another red flag on the road of Muslim demands that will increase in the United States in the same way that Muslims are overtaking Europe."

Haveil Havalim #91 is Up!

It's time for Haveil Havalim, the wonderful Jewish blog roundup, this time at Sweet Rose.

Sweet Rose is new to me, and what I see so far, I like!

Also be sure to visit Soccer Dad, whose brainchild Haveil Havalim is.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Moronic "Procedure" of the Year

Will somebody please explain to me the necessity of this?

I saw this on CNN last night and thought it was a joke.

It wasn't.


Eyelash transplants set to sweep nip tuck world
By Jill Serjeant
Oct 24, 2006 — LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Think you've seen it all when it comes to cosmetic surgery? Look more closely. Eyelash transplant surgery wants to become the new must-have procedure for women — and the occasional man — convinced that beauty is not so much in the eye of the beholder as in front of the eye itself.
Using procedures pioneered by the hair loss industry for balding men, surgeons are using "plug and sew" techniques to give women long, sweeping lashes once achieved only by glued on extensions and thick lashings of mascara.

More Ridiculous Lawsuits

Overlawyered has this item about the latest inane, greedy lawsuits over hot coffee here

I said something similar to someone recently -- they never sue small restaurants for making then fat or small coffee shops for daring to sell hot coffee that's hot. It's always the money-makers and corporations.

A good lawyer needs to put a stop to this and make people accountable for their own stupidity, klutziness, lack of common sense, and just plain greed.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

"School Safety Drill Upsets Some Parents"

I would hope they'd be more upset to think that this could have been a terrorist attack, like that terrible school massacre in Russia, or another school-shooting episode.

Better safe than sorry.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Just Say No

I received an e-mail from The Israel Project with this headline:

Say “NO” to Iran wiping Israel off the map

It makes me wonder if terrorist groups send out e-mails to their supporters urging them to say yes.

Relaxing Website

After a very noisy and busy work day, I like to go to the iSerenity website and listen to the surprisingly soothing sounds of a droning dryer and a breezy fan. There are other "environments" as well, accompanied by photographs: bird calls, wind chimes, and pure white noise are just a few of them. Give it a try!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

4 Reasons to Vote Republican

This letter to the editor summed it up very succinctly:


Has four good reasons to vote a straight party ticket
by Scott Cole
published October 25, 2006 12:15 am
Three good reasons to vote a straight Republican ticket next month: Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and Ted Kennedy. Need a fourth? National security. ‘Nuff said.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Skip to My Loo

How do you like this nonsense? "Consistent with their gender expression"? What psychobabble! Sorry, but I don't want to meet someone "expressing their gender" in the next stall.

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Girls' room his, too: Transgender men free to use ALL of MTA's loos
New York Daily News, by Pete Donohue

The line for the girls' room just got longer. Men who live as women can now legally use women's rest rooms in New York's transit system under an unprecedented deal revealed yesterday. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority agreed to allow riders to use MTA rest rooms "consistent with their gender expression," the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund announced yesterday.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

A Veiled Threat

I was relieved to hear that the Muslim woman who refused to remove her veil had her case thrown out of court in Michigan.

This is the United States, not the Middle East, and if you are going to live here, you abide by OUR laws.

Thankfully this was one judge who didn't bend over backwards to change the rules for Muslims. Let's just hope this won't give Muslims yet another excuse to start looting and rioting.

Haveil Havalim #90 is Up!

Haveil Havalim #90 is up at Soccer Dad. Make sure you check out all the interesting reading in this edition!

Monday, October 23, 2006

The Media is Our Enemy

By now, everyone must know that the media is not our friend. We've all known for some time that the New York Times is not a newspaper that reports the news, but a propaganda organ.

Over the weekend, Michelle Malkin described how the Times has admitted, 3 months after the fact, that they were wrong to leak the efforts by the Bush administration to track terrorists by their banking habits. This aiding and abetting the terrorists by the media, and their openly anti-Bush tone, is nothing new. If it weren't for these courageous and influential bloggers and columnists, it would be even worse.

And it wasn't a surprise to read, through Lucianne.com this story from Human Events, titled "Tempting Target: Media Try to Persuade Conservatives to Stay Home" (on election day).

Unbelievable, isn't it?

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Palestinians Protest...but not against Israel!

When I was a kid, Mad Magazine used to have a section called something like "scenes we'd like to see". Here's a story that made me do a double take. Palestinian security forces are protesting not being paid by Hamas. That's a scene I never thought I'd see!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Rioting Continues in France

Here we go again! Instapundit reports on attacks on police in France, and the upcoming anniversary of last year's out-of-control looting & rioting spree, which the Chirac administration all but ignored. It will be interesting to see how (or if) rioting on the anniversary is handled and excused.

The British Times Online says that 112 cars are being torched every single day, and 3,000 police have been hurt in clashes with the rioters this year alone.

The attitude seems to be one of a resigned "Oh well". After all, these are mostly immigrants.

Friday, October 20, 2006

The Latest Middle East Outrage

I doubt this will make TV news headlines, but The New York Sun reports that Iran paid Hamas $50 million dollars to stop the release of Corporal Gilad Shalit.

Is anyone outraged?

Yoko? Oh, no!

Why must every celebrity (and even non-celebrities) live every detail of his life through the tabloids?

The latest is Paul McCartney, whose soon-to-be-ex-wife is accusing him of all sorts of terrible things.

We knew, after Linda died, that there could never be anyone good enough to take her place, but this 2nd wife makes Yoko Ono seem ideal by comparison. (I almost wish I hadn't hated her so much, along with all the other Beatles fans, when she came along!)

Anyway, I had to laugh when I read that people are angry that they no longer have any privacy. Well, maybe if they lived quieter lives and didn't write about, or tell the world about, their private lives, they wouldn't be in this mess!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Peacekeeping Prattle

Oh well!

But it's okay with them if Palestinians in Gaza fire rockets at the Israelis. And the three kidnapped IDF soldiers still are missing -- that's okay, too.

"Victim" of the Day

Let's all feel sorry for this guy:

Jeffrey Lundgren, a cult leader, is on Ohio's death row for the murders of a couple, 49-year-old Dennis and 46-year-old Cheryl Avery, and their three daughters, Trina, 15; Rebecca, 13; and Karen, 7, in 1989.

CNN also reports that a federal judge has delayed Lundgren's execution, scheduled for next week, because of a lawsuit challenging the use of lethal injection. "Lundgren, 56, said he is at even greater risk of experiencing pain and suffering during the procedure than other inmates because he is overweight and diabetic."

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

"Dear Senator Sarbanes..."

"I'd Like to Change My Status From Citizen to Illegal Immigrant"

Hero of the Day

Here is another example of how pets can be more loyal and maternal than human beings. Sadly, the dog died in this fire.

Heroic dog saves woman: 'Jesse' dies after she helps her mistress flee burning house
Not only did Jesse retrieve Hanson's prosthetic leg and then brought a telephone to her to call 911 for help, the dog also dragged Hanson to the front door of the house, where rescuers found her and brought her to safety.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Legitimizing Perversion

In the never-ending quest for higher TV ratings, Larry King, Greta Van Susteren, and many other shows have featured the despicable child molester/pervert/liar John Mark Karr, the creep who falsely confessed to murdering JonBenet Ramsay.

Where is the protest? Why doesn't John Ramsey go on these same programs and loudly express his outrage over this tabloid sensationalism?

Monday, October 16, 2006

A Run For Your Money

Please tell me that this is just a bad joke.

Neal Boortz says, "Now we have sneakers made especially for Mexicans who are ready to join the invasion force. They're handed out to Mexicans waiting to cross the border into the United States. Here in the U.S. they're considered collector's items."

Yes -- at over $200 per pair!

You Gotta Believe in "the Met's"

Here's more evidence that proofreading is no longer required in this country:

"For Met's, it's all on Glavine, now"

I'm rooting for the "Met's" and rooting against MSNBC!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

A Computer in Every Home

Let's hope this idea never catches on here in the United States. Since when is having a computer a "right"?

Our Education System

Yet another story that makes me feel grateful I went to school when the purpose of going to school was to get an education; and when pupils were in awe of their teachers; and when the mere mention of the word "rattan" by a teacher was enough to get a student to stop misbehaving!

500 students riot at California high school:Unrest stemmed from fight between 2 students; no major injuries reported

Saturday, October 14, 2006

The U.N. Does Something Right

Finally! Instead of only condemning Israel, the United Nations actually did something constructive and agreed on sanctions against North Korea.

And, it was unanimous!

Friday, October 13, 2006

The Latest Attacks Against Israel

Smooth Stone reports on the latest Palestinian rocket attacks against Israel.

Of course, you shouldn't expect to see this outrage featured prominently on TV, where they are still obsessed with the lurid e-mails of Mark Foley.

And Speaking of Language...

Here is yet another example of political correctness gone wild.

(Thanks to Cold Fury)

No Spanish? No Job!

My pal Diane sent me this infuriating story about a job-seeker denied work because she doesn't speak Spanish!

"The Aurora native has three decades of work experience. But she lacks what many employers — whether they’re hiring painters or file clerks — increasingly require in a competitive market for entry-level, unskilled jobs: Spanish.

She’s angry."

We should all be angry.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

"Desensitization"

I receive MSNBC news headlines via e-mail at work, and I agree 100% with this sentiment by Tom Shales regarding yesterday's New York City plane crash:

"For the rest of the afternoon and evening, the sadness of a pointless tragedy competed with what seemed like an endless stream of tasteless jokes about the Yankees upstaging the Mets again. The entire front page of one paper here showed the Mets under a headline that read, "It's Our Town." But Lidle's catastrophe surely will fill that space on Thursday. You can't record this event without noting its instant "tabloidization" in countless minds. Perhaps, in retrospect, we'll remember Lidle's death as, among other things, a landmark in our progressive desensitization or our inability to distinguish between celebrity news and real life."

Palestinians "owed a better life".

I was disgusted to read this item about Palestinian "victims". Little Green Footballs sums it up perfectly:

"A question for Condoleezza Rice: on what basis do Palestinians "deserve" a better life, and why is it our responsibility to give it to them?"

If our current Republican administration thinks this way, can you imagine how much worse it will get under the Democrats?

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Outrage in Israel

When I read about this, I was sick.

"Four senior doctors at the Kaplan Medical Center's Harzfeld Geriatric Hospital, suspected of carrying out illegal medical experiments on hundreds of elderly patients, faced the inside of a court room for the first time Monday evening as part of the ongoing investigation into their alleged abuse of those patients. "

If you didn't know this happened in Israel, and if you didn't know the doctors were Jewish, you'd assume this story was about the Nazis who experimented on concentration camp victims.

That this has happened in Israel, and that this was done by Jews against Jews, is even worse.

Plane Crash in NYC

I don't care who was flying that plane. That it is still so easy to fly into New York City is what's very frightening and disturbing.

What if it weren't a Yankee pitcher on board but instead a terrorist, and what if the plane had been loaded with chemical or biological weapons?

I heard someone say that this is a wakeup call. I disagree. If people didn't wake up on September 11, they certainly will stay asleep now.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Barbra Dixie Chick

What is this compulsion to bash President Bush even from the concert stage?


"The biggest miscalculation was the appearance, late in the show, of a George W. Bush impersonator (Steve Bridges) who Ms. {Barbra} Streisand, an ardent Democrat, interrogated in a tone that tried to be witty, and failed".

Monday, October 09, 2006

Heads in the Sand

I heard the above expression used on TV earlier to perfectly describe Americans' apathy to the frightening news that North Korea tested its nuclear missiles. Contrast this oblivion to America's reaction to the Cuban missile crisis.

It seems that if it's not reality TV or the lurid messages of ex-Congressman Mark Foley, most Americans are simply not interested in the news.

What Do Parents Do?

Just what are parents responsible for nowadays, anyway?


Denver School Features Breakfast Carnival to Kick Off Citywide Free Breakfast Program

"The program provides free breakfast to all students, regardless of family income, at schools where breakfast is currently served."

The Israel Project

Here is a good website. Spread the word!


The Israel Project (TIP) is an international non-profit organization devoted to educating the press and the public about Israel while promoting security, freedom and peace. The Israel Project provides journalists, leaders and opinion-makers accurate information about Israel.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

An Illegal Suit

Illegals are suing Wendy's. Please explain why Wendy's hired illegal aliens in the first place.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Macaca-mamie!

This HAS to be a joke:

"After a Democratic field worker was ousted for what apparently was an anti-semitic email remark (She referred to {Republican Senator George} Allen as “macacawitz”) his campaign announced that it was an anti-semitic remark."

Read the rest, and be amazed for yourself.

Friday, October 06, 2006

More Good (Bad) News

This is good news if you are a normal human being: not only did the Dow Jones hit a record high this week, but the unemployment rate has fallen to 4.6 percent.

Compare this to Poland's unemployment rate, which fell to a 6-year low --- of
15.3 percent!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Happy Headline of the Day

From the "things we never thought we'd see" department comes this headline:
Oil Found in Israel

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Haveil Havalim #88 is Up!

Hooray! The latest edition of Haveil Havalim, the Jewish blog roundup, is now available for your reading pleasure at AbbaGav.

And don't forget to visit Soccer Dad, who started it all!

More Excuses

The Mark Foley story is making me nauseous. Last night his attorney said, "He wants you to know he is a gay man". Why does he think we even want to know that?

Also they are claiming Foley is an alcoholic (even though his friends steadfastly say they never saw him drink) AND is suffering from mental illness.

Anything else??

Why can't he just admit what he did was wrong, stop making up phony excuses, and then shut up already?

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Jewish Elvis

I knew there had to be another reason why I loved Elvis Presley so much!

Monday, October 02, 2006

The Last Refuge...

Why did it come as no surprise to hear that disgraced former Congressman and pervert Mark Foley admitted himself to a rehab clinic for "alcoholism"?

We could have predicted this.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Saturday, September 30, 2006

McGreevey vs. Foley

Since the scandal last week that led to the resignation from the FL congress by Republican Mark Foley, I've been thinking about the difference in media coverage of him, and of former disgraced Democratic NJ Governor James McGreevey. McGreevey, married twice, with children, and involved in a gay sex scandal, has been all over the airwaves promoting his sordid bestselling memoir and being hailed as a hero of some sort. Congressman Foley, single, was found to have exchanged sleazy e-mails with a teenaged page. Somehow I doubt he will write a tell-all book or receive celebrity treatment.

This all let me to this Wizbang post, "What if Mark Foley Were a Democrat?", which includes this: "To begin with, Foley would have been lauded by the Democrat leadership for his courage and dignity in pursuing an "alternative lifestyle," and for openly championing his unique sexuality in that hostile, homophobic environment otherwise known as the U.S. Congress."

"Courage", "dignity", and "class" were indeed just 3 of the words used in support of ex-Gov. McGreevey. I'm waiting to see if Foley receives similar support, but it may be a long wait.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Denouncing Israel

Jihad Watch reports on a
pro-Hamas, anti-Israel rally in Gaza. This certainly bodes well for "the so-called Israel", doesn't it?

And wouldn't you think that thousands of people in a refugee camp could find more constructive things to do than condemn Israel?

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"Tens of thousands of Hamas supporters held a peaceful rally in Gaza on Friday to denounce the state of Israel and declare that they would never recognize its right to exist.

"We ask God to punish the so-called Israel and the allies of Israel and to punish those who recognize Israel and those who called on us to recognize Israel," Hamas lawmaker Mushir al-Masri told the crowd that thronged the Jabalya refugee camp."

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Sue Nation

Overlawyered links to the funny and truthful lyrics of the new Weird Al Yankovic song, "I'll Sue Ya".

Meanwhile, Tongue Tied reports that "the NAACP filed a complaint accusing a New York dental clinic of religious discrimination because it is closed on Shabbat."

Good News that's Bad

Lucianne.com reports that The Dow Jones industrial average has traded above its record high close of 11,722.98, which was on Jan. 14, 2000.

You can bet some conspiracy theorists and leftwingers must be thinking, "That's the fault of George W. Bush again, manipulating the rising stock market the same way he manipulates low gas prices!"

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Keep on Kowtowing

Glenn Beck did a "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more" routine on his CNN Headline News TV show tonight, provoked by the latest thing that Muslims are offended by: opera by Mozart!

The Germans were angry, but the opera was actually cancelled anyway by cowardly officials. Mozart must be rolling in his grave.

Beck mentioned other examples of inane things that offend Muslims; yet a Muslim video he showed that exhorts Muslims to kill Jews is one of the things the media has chosen to consider inoffensive.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

A Thank You From Iraq

Blogs for Bush links to this thank-you letter to America from the President of Iraq, Jalal Talabani.

Is it any surprise that you won't see this on the TV news or in most newspapers?

Monday, September 25, 2006

Body Language

Here's another terrific item from Betsy's Page

Betsy's post on Time magazine's analysis of President Bush's body language made me laugh, because what she says is all so true, especially this spot-on remark:


"If Time Magazine wants to analyze body language, how about Clinton's in his interview with Chris Wallace yesterday? They could write a whole article looking at when Bill Clinton wags his finger at someone."

"Everyone's Jewish"

First Hilary Clinton, now George Allen.

Nothing makes me NOT want to vote for a candidate more than his or her sudden announcement that they have Jewish blood.

Political pandering really turns me off.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

"People don't want to work"

As a full-time worker and a taxpayer, this story made me angry.

Apples ripen as growers seek pickers
Thursday, September 21, 2006
By LORI MATSUKAWA / KING 5 News

SEATTLE - Washington's apple harvest is in full swing but many growers say they may have to let a lot of their crop rot. Local growers say they can't seem to find the 30,000 people they need to harvest apples and pears.

......................

Growers have tried to get local workers, offering $10 to 12 an hour.

“We went after non-traditional workers -- housewives, high school kids, ex offenders, people on welfare, and the response has been very minimal,” said Larry Sanchez of Washington Employment Security. “People don't want to work.”


Obviously not.

During the Depression, whole families had to work, or they starved. There were no safety nets then. Now, we have too many entitlements, yet people still demand more. We who work have to work harder and pay more taxes, while those who make bad choices are seen as victims at whom even more money and entitlements should be thrown.

Unless a person is elderly or crippled, there is no reason you can't work -- especially if you're a man.

Bill Clinton Gets Mad

Read about how Fox's Chris Wallace was the only reporter brave enough to ask former President Clinton about terrorism during his presidency.

Is it just my imagination, or didn't the first World Trade Center attack occur in 1993, before our current President could be blamed for it?

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Bin Laden Health Report

I heard a few news outlets reporting that Bin Laden is either very sick, or very dead. With the press as untrustworthy as it's been, I wouldn't believe that story until I had DNA proof.

If they haven't done so already, the Dems are probably claiming this is another Bush Administration hoax.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

No Surprise

Is there any surprise at all that yesterday's pro-Israel rally in New York received no coverage?

According to Little Green Footballs: MSM Completely Ignores Pro-Israel Rally

Astoundingly (or maybe not), yesterday 35,000 people turned out to demonstrate for Israel and against Iran and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad...

...and not a single mainstream media source carried the story.