Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Just Ask OJ!

A clever retort by Soccer Dad to lunatic Ahmadinejad's nervy claim that he's looking into Neda's "suspicious death":
"I suppose that he'll ask oj for help I mean OJ has lots of experience at finding the killers doesn't he?"

Grand Rounds


Time for Grand Rounds at Edwinleap.com

Monday, June 29, 2009

Congratulations, Iraq!

"Mission accomplished"! Congratulations to our troops, the freedom-loving Iraqi people, and President Bush on National Sovereignty Day!

Settlements

At Israpundit, a defense of settlements.
"No one, including a president of the United States of America, can presume to tell me, a Jew, that I cannot live in the area of my national homeland. That’s one of the main reasons my wife and I chose in 1981 to move to Shiloh, a so-called settlement less than 30 miles north of Jerusalem."
Make sure you vote no in answer to the question posted by the LA Times, here.

Fail-Safe

The ending of one of the best-acted, most stark, and most frightening movies ever made.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Day The Media Died

I loved this comment regarding the lack of serious news coverage since Michael Jackson died:
"The awful cap and trade legislation passed almost certainly due to Jackson’s death pushing all other news off the front page. We are also hearing less from the protesters in Iran. And who is this Mark Sanford guy? Does anybody now care about his fooling around in Argentina? Wouldn’t it be strange if archeologists study our civilization in a thousand years hence and decide we destroyed ourselves by overreacting to the death of a pop star?"

More PC Dumbing Down

Why bother working hard to achieve anything when this is now the result?
"Niagara Falls High School is the first in Niagara County to get rid of class rankings and valedictorians, a decision officials say was designed out of fairness. Instead, 18 students will graduate today with so-called valedictory honors as their true class rank remains a mystery".
When "fairness" is more important than individual accomplishment, we're in big trouble.

J-Blogosphere Joy

Soccer Dad fills us in on what's happening around the j-blogosphere.

Haveil Havalim Time

Haveil Havalim 223 – Hot and Humid Edition is up at Simply Jews. I can definitely relate to this title today on yet another sufficatingly steamy day!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Dial "O" for ObamaCare

I got a kick out of ObamaCare Emergency Help Line, but I may not be laughing for long.

Cap-and-Charade

American Thinker and Michelle Malkin discuss the ridiculous "Cap-and-Trade" farce rammed down our throats by the House of Representatives (including the Republicans above). Dare we hope that ALL Republicans show what spine they have left when the bill goes to the Senate?

"Nonie Darwish: 'An Arab for Israel'"

Make sure you read this interview, which includes the following exchange:
Véronique Chemla: "When did you change your mind towards Israel and terrorism?"

Nonie Darwish: "I changed gradually and it was not easy after a long life of indoctrination into hate and anti-Semitism. As I started befriending Jewish people, I realized that many of them are very kind and just like everyone else. I started questioning why my culture was spreading lies and hate propaganda about Jews and the West. I discovered that if Islam demands jihad against non-Muslims, then non-Muslims had to be portrayed as bad or else jihad will end. I then read books about Jews and their history. I realized everything that Arab kids were taught about Jews were lies.
I also learned good things about Israeli people and government. About 14-15 years ago, my 43 year old brother was in Gaza. He collapsed after a stroke and was unconscious. All the Arabs around my brother agreed: "If you want him to live, take him to Hadassah hospital in Israel". That means that in times of trouble, Arabs trust Israelis. The Israeli doctors and nurses did a miracle. My mother and his wife joined my brother in Jerusalem during his treatment and they told me: "The Jewish people are very good and kind". That is when I saw a different side of Israel. Acts of good will and decency by Israel are never mentioned in the media. I felt that this is not giving justice to Israel."

Véronique Chemla: "9/11 was the event that changed you for ever..."

Nonie Darwish: "In August of 2001, my husband, children and I went to visit Egypt.
When I landed in Cairo, I was shocked to find that radical Islam has taken over. The majority of women chose to wear Islamic clothes. When I had left Egypt, nobody wore them. I said to myself: "Oh, my God! Did I land in Saudi Arabia or in Egypt?" I saw pollution and garbage in the Nile, high unemployment, and the usual poverty of Egypt. But Egyptian Newspapers only focused on Israel and America bashing. Mosques did the usual cursing of America, the West and Israel. I returned to the USA on September 10, 2001, at night. The next day, when I saw live on TV the second plane crashing into the Twin Towers, I knew right away: "That's the jihad I left behind".
When I learned later that the leader of the 19 terrorist was Mohamed Atta, from a middle-class family from Cairo, I was devastated. I called many friends in Egypt. They all said: "Don't you know this is a Jewish conspiracy?" I could not believe the level of denial. For how long are we, the Arab people, going to continue to accuse the Jewish people of everything we do wrong? The way my people treated the Jewish people is a tragedy and a disgrace. This must end. That was the day I decided to speak out and that was the day I totally changed towards Israel."

Friday, June 26, 2009

Stamp of Approval

I can't wait to get these postage stamps!
"The set consists of stamps depicting ... Milton Berle; I Love Lucy stars Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance; Red Skelton; puppet Howdy Doody; Dragnet star Jack Webb; Lassie; William Boyd, aka Hopalong Cassidy, and his horse Topper; You Bet Your Life host Groucho Marx; Dinah Shore; Ed Sullivan; Kukla, Fran and Ollie; Phil Silvers; The Lone Ranger (Clayton Moore) and his horse Silver; Perry Mason star Raymond Burr; Alfred Hitchcock; George Burns and Gracie Allen; Ozzie and Harriet Nelson; Steve Allen; Rod Serling; and "The Honeymooners" stars Jackie Gleason and Art Carney."

Argus Hamilton Quips

Argus Hamilton says:
"The White House announced Tuesday it will review invitations to Iranian diplomats to attend July Fourth parties at U.S. embassies. The parties will include women with bare arms, alcohol, pork ribs and a celebration of liberty. The British diplomats are bringing the potato salad and the Iranian diplomats are bringing the tear gas."

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson-Free Zone

Michael Jackson just died, and the media circus has begun. If I hear any comparisons to Elvis Presley (who I loved), I'll get nauseous. I couldn't stand Michael Jackson and I didn't care for his music, so I guess I'll have to keep the TV off the rest of this week. Let's hope the truly important news stories are not overlooked or ignored.

Watcher's Council Nominations

Watcher's Council nominations are up at Soccer Dad.

Gilad Shalit: 3 Years!

Soccer Dad marks the 3rd anniversary of the kidnapping of Gilad Shalit.

The Jews of Iran

Here's an article about Iranian Jews and their support for the protesters.

Enough Already!

I can't stand watching the news and seeing Obama making another smooth speech. Every day there's some new tax to announce, or some new entitlement we are expected to pay for. I'm tired of it! There should be a new American motto, with apologies to JFK:
"Ask not what your government will do for you, ask what you can do to help yourself for a change!"

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Watcher's Council

Soccer Dad presents the latest Watcher's Council winners.

Glick on Obama

This brilliant Caroline Glick piece on Obama is worth saving and forwarding. Some excerpts:
"The real Obama effect on world affairs relates to the US media's unprecedented willingness to abandon the basic responsibilities of a free press in favor of acting as propagandists for the president"
and
"What they fail to consider is that by genuflecting to tyrants, Obama has made the US an international laughingstock. Far from sharing their adulation of Obama and his cool demeanor, most of the nations of the world believe that the US has abandoned its leadership role. And unlike the US media, they realize that America has no understudy.
Unfortunately, unless the Obama effect wears off soon, by the time the American people become aware of this fact it may be too late to make a difference."

Government as Babysitter

While reading the posts at Lucianne.com earlier, I came across this perfect statement by Margaret Thatcher about Big Government and lack of personal responsibility:
"I think we've been through a period where too many people have been given to understand that if they have a problem, it's the government's job to cope with it. 'I have a problem, I'll get a grant.' 'I'm homeless, the government must house me.' They're casting their problem on society. And you know, there is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look to themselves first. It's our duty to look after ourselves and then, also, to look after our neighbour. People have got the entitlements too much in mind, without the obligations. There's no such thing as entitlement, unless someone has first met an obligation."

Oh, Take a Hike!

Can Mark Sanford please resign as Governor of South Carolina, for the good of the Republican party? And the sooner the better -- the Dems must be salivating in anticipation of keeping this sordid story in the headlines!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Grand Rounds

An apple a day doesn't keep Grand Rounds away! You can find the latest edition at Florence dot com.

J-Blogosphere Joy

There's a good roundup from the j-blogosphere at Soccer Dad.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Which Of These Things Is Not Like The Others?

Here's a scary TV column headline: "On Tonight: Historic Turns for Iran, Jon, Kate".

Axis of Evil

Here is Soccer Dad on The Axis of Evil. Funny -- I was just thinking of this today, remembering how President Bush was scorned for using this phrase and for naming Iran, Iraq, and North Korea as members of the Axis. Well, now look!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Excusing Stupidity

I remember how, years ago, they made excuses for spelling errors and referred to it as "creative" spelling. When will this latest dumbing down reach American schools, I wonder? This idiocy comes from England, and the headline says it all: "Unbeleivable*"
"BARMY education chiefs sparked outrage last night by banning one of the most important spelling rules in the English language. New government guidance says there is no point in teaching the 'i before e except after c' rule. Experts say there aren’t enough words in the English language which use the rule — so teaching it to pupils is pointless. Words like 'receive' 'conceive', 'deceive' and 'receipt' all use the rule. But a government document Support For Spelling, sent to all primaries in England, says: 'The i before e except after c rule is not worth teaching.'"

HAPPY FATHERS DAY!

There are many Father's Day tributes online, and this one is one of the nicest; it reminds me of my maternal grandfather.

Haveil Havalim Time

I look forward to reading Haveil Havalim #222 - The The The The The Edition at The Real Shliach.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Support Iran -- on Facebook

If you use Facebook, you can join Iran's Facebook page here. There are 32,000+ fans at the moment - including me.

Blaming The Jews

These garbage don't give up, do they? Let's hope the protests in Iran continue: "Khamenei blamed the 'media belonging to Zionists, evil media' for fomenting the demonstrations."

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Buzz on Obama

You really become convinced that the media has gone insane when you see something like this:
"Lincoln had run-in with fly like Obama".
Please - enough already!

Some Pet Peeves From Greg Crosby

Greg Crosby has written another column that makes you say "Absolutely right!"

Thursday, June 18, 2009

"An Open Letter to Our Nation's Leadership"

As read aloud on Glenn Beck's TV show, here is "An Open Letter to Our Nation's Leadership" by concerned citizen Janet Contreras. Wow, did this ever strike a nerve, the way Rick Santelli did on CNBC months ago! Here's a small excerpt:
"You might ask yourselves what my views and issues are that I would feel so horribly disenfranchised by both major political parties. What kind of nut job am I? Will you please tell me? These are briefly my views and issues for which I seek representation:
* Illegal Immigration—I want you to stop coddling illegal immigrants and secure our borders. Close the underground tunnels. Stop the violence and trafficking in drugs and people. No amnesty, not again. Been there, done that, no resolution. P.S. I am not a racist. This not to be confused with legal immigration.
* Universal Health Care—I will not be rushed into another expensive decision. Don’t you dare pass this in the middle of the night and then go on break. Slow down!
* Redistribution of Wealth—No. If I work for it, it is mine. I have always worked for people with more money than I have because they gave me jobs. That is the only redistribution of wealth I support. I never got a job from a poor person. Why do want me to hate my employers? What do your have against shareholders making a profit?"

Blood, Sweat & Jeers

I love this item by Argus Hamilton:
"President Obama refused to criticize Iran's bloody crackdown Tuesday, saying he won't interfere. He referred to the Ayatollah as Supreme Leader. When Barack Obama returned the bust of Winston Churchill he replaced it with one of Neville Chamberlain."

Open Letter From a Proud American

Read and pass on this open letter from the fiancee of a September 11 victim, who opposes the closing of Guantanamo Bay. (via Michelle Malkin). She asks a question I have been asking for many years:
"Why should the United States or its citizens feel that they have to apologize to the world for being attacked or go on a PR campaign to improve its image? We do not! I feel that our President puts us at shame when he recently said in a trip overseas that he will restore America to its greatness. WE ARE A GREAT NATION, WE ALWAYS HAVE BEEN A GREAT NATION, AND I AM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN. I don’t need to apologize and the President should not be apologizing to the world for me or for the U.S. for actions that are necessary to bring justice to the over 3000 victims and their families and to prevent further terrorist attacks on our nation."

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Beggars Can Be Choosers

I have to vent: I will scream if I hear one more time that excuse, "Illegal immigrants do the jobs Americans won't do". Why can't Americans be made to do those jobs, esp. healthy, young men? If you are unemployed and desperate, why wouldn't you do any job available? If you are ablebodied enough to stand begging all day long on a highway island, then you should be ablebodied enough to work. Rant over for today.

AmeriCreeps!

Michelle Malin reports on the disgraceful firing and smearing of AmeriCorps' Gerald Walpin. I saw him on Glenn Beck's show last night, and he brilliantly summed up the case made against him. The White House ought to be ashamed.

Grand Rounds


Grand Rounds is making a house call at ACP Internist, a newspaper serving internal medicine.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Quick, Barack -- The Flit!

I was so convinced that this had to be a hoax that I actually looked it up on Snopes! But it's not a hoax; it's yet another example of our shamless, fawning, tingling, Obama-obsessed media in action. Warning: read at your own risk -- this is a major barf alert.
"During a CNBC interview, New York Times reporter John Harwood shared an intense moment with President Obama: "He had this fly that was persistently buzzing around him during the interview...he swatted his hand and he said ‘I got the sucker’...it was a, you know, Dirty Harry ‘make my day’ moment." Harwood described the showdown at the end of the 4PM ET hour on MSNBC, after anchor David Shuster remarked: "John, I know that the President is credited with being sometimes awfully lucky, rainbows appear sometimes when he speaks, but I understand there was an instance today where he killed a fly out of mid-air during your interview." Harwood began to tell the tale: "Well, David, this reminded me of that moment during the campaign when he took a three-point shot at a military base and it swished."
After detailing the President’s courage in battling the insect, Harwood also noted Obama’s cleanliness: "...and at the end of the interview, David, he picked up a napkin off the table and said ‘I clean up after myself’ and he picked up the fly off the carpet." In awe, Shuster observed: "Amazing...An amazing interview...it never fails, great weather, rainbows, incredible speeches, and three-point basket. A fly and he nails it. Unbelievable, unbelievable." Co-anchor Tamron Hall concluded the discussion by comparing Obama’s quick reflexes to that of the martial arts expert in the movie Karate Kid: "Mr. Miyagi, just snapped it right up. Look at that – look at that intense look."
(If it had been President Bush who killed the fly, it would probably result in a protest by PETA.)

Anniversary of Apollo 11

Today is the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11.

Watcher's Council Winners

Soccer Dad lists the latest Watcher's Council winners.

I'm Proud to be a "Fear-Monger"!


Charming news from Neal Boortz about Obamacare:
"Just so you know, if you are opposed to Barack Obama's healthcare reform scam you may be using 'scare tactics and fear-mongering.' Yep. Obama says that 'because these fear tactics have worked, things have kept getting worse.' So not wanting the government to be involved in my healthcare decisions suddenly makes me a fear-monger. Pointing out the absurd costs to the tax payers and the redistribution of wealth that is necessary to fund Obama's plan ... that makes me a fear-monger. Daring to suggest that healthcare is not a right, it is a privilege. Fear monger. Oh .. and warning people that Obama's massive government plan must, of necessity, result in the rationing of health care? That's fear mongering as well."

Monday, June 15, 2009

Got Judaism?

Jack asked Jewish bloggers why they are Jewish. Here are the responses.

But I Thought Bush = Hitler

Bush Derangement Syndrome continues.

More Obamacare Posters


Here's the 3rd installment of the Obamacare poster contest at Michelle Malkin. These people are so incredibly clever and talented! I particularly enjoyed the poster shown above.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

What Netanyahu Said

If the Arabs and the American left hate what Netanyahu said, then obviously he made perfect sense. What's wrong with this?
""Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced he will back a Palestinian state - but only if it is completely demilitarised. He said a Palestinian state must have no army, no control of its air space and no way of smuggling in weapons. In the speech, weeks after the US president urged him to agree to a two-state plan, he said the Palestinians must accept Israel as a Jewish state. Palestinian leaders reacted angrily, accusing him of sabotaging peace plans."
Of course!

FLAG DAY


Check out some Flag Day facts and photos at the Library of Congress website. But as the blog Naval Leadership remarked, "Google must have missed it..."

National Lampoon's Bermuda Vacation!

Maybe we all should train to become terrorists!
Tammy Bruce writes: "Ah, how times have changed. Train with al-Qaida, get an all-expenses paid relocation to paradise."
And doesn't this make you want to throw up?
"Seated around a table in their two-bedroom pink cottage, with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, the group looked relaxed, happy and most of all relieved to know their seven years of hell were over."

Haveil Havalim Time


Per Jack, you can find Haveil Havalim #221 - The News and Politics Edition at Ima on (and off) the Bima. I always enjoy Ima's versions of HH.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Gas Pain

Noel Sheppard recently asked, "Oil Prices Doubled Since Inauguration, Will Media Blame Obama?". The answer seems to be a resounding no. Every day when I drive by the gas station, the price has gone up, but the media coverage has been nonexistent. Maybe they'll just blame this on Bush, too.

Jimmy Carter


There he goes again!: "In West Bank, Carter speaks of his love for the Palestinians".

Friday, June 12, 2009

Jailhouse Shlock


What an embarassment this is!

Best Conservative Blogs

John Hawkins at Right Wing News lists The Top 40 Conservative Blogs For 2009 (Version 2.0). This is always a good way to discover blogs you don't already read.

Watcher's Council

Watcher's Council submissions are up at Soccer Dad.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

When Jews Are Hated and Killed

At Atlas Shrugs, Julia Gorin writes this:
"When people such as 89-year-old white supremacist James Von Brunn, who attacked the U.S. Holocaust Museum, see the impunity with which Jews are being targeted around the globe by Muslims, it’s only a matter of time before they take an example.
Especially when they see that each 'isolated' incident is met with a shrug by the world, which declines to read anything ominous into it; when they see the way authorities struggle and stretch to classify every such incident as non-terrorism; and when they see that the killer’s kind isn’t demonized — but rather defended and even allowed to dictate the terms of the West’s relationship with it — it’s practically an open invitation."

Miranda Rights for Man-Caused Disasters


Michelle Malkin has news on the sickening spectacle of Miranda rights for terrorists. (Above photo courtesy of The People's Cube)

Watcher's Council

Here are the latest Watcher's Council winners as reported by Soccer Dad.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Playing Telephone

Whatever became of common sense? How you could be this gullible is beyond me! It's not as if she were held hostage and forced into this!
"A telephone prankster posing as a sprinkler company employee has tricked a US hotel employee into causing $60,000 in damage to the property."

Old Nazi Commits Murder at Holocaust Museum

There's only one reason you choose the Holocaust Museum for your shooting spree, and that's to kill Jews. Let's see how the politically correct, terrorism-denying media downplays this attack. Will we have to hear sympathetic excuses that he's "elderly", that he's "senile", that it had nothing to do with antisemitism, that Jews are overly sensitive? This ought to be good.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Grand Rounds


Grand Rounds, Volume 5, Number 38 is up at The Jobbing Doctor, who is a general practitioner in London.

"If...You Must" - 6/9/09

I'm so happy to see the latest installment of Soccer Dad's interesting series "If...You Must"!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Haveil Havalim Time


It wouldn't be Sunday without Haveil Havalim, and Esser Agaroth has duly produced Beach Blanket Havalim. Where are Frankie and Annette?

Preventing Another Holocaust

Barry Rubin's article about the Holocaust should be required reading.

Shame, Shame, Shame!

One of my favorite columnists, Greg Crosby, has a piece up regarding society's lack of shame in general, and the shrugging-off of cheating in baseball in particular. It seems that even with his 50-game suspension, Manny Ramirez may be voted into the All Star Game anyway, thanks to the moronic fans.
(They also keep talking about hitters from the steroid era being elected to the Hall of Fame. If so, they should be in their own separate wing, and in the record books with asterisks, to differentiate these cheaters from the pure athletes of the past who played with skill alone. It's an insult to, say, Joe DiMaggio and Bob Gibson to be lumped in with Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens.)

Muslim Mania

Check out Gail's photo presentation; she asks, "And I wonder, where is their attempt at outreach?" Good question. Those who refuse to hold the Muslims accountable for their barbarism and who still continue to blame America for the "root causes" are living in some kind of alternative, ultra-liberal, politically correct, and completely deluded universe.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

D-Day Prayer


Read the words of FDR's D-Day prayer. (Can you even imagine any President today publicly praying for our troops, in these PC times? The ACLU would sue!)

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Home Sweet Homeless

There's no place like homeless shelters -- especially when they go for $350,000!

The "Make Nice To Muslims" Tour

Soccer Dad discusses Obama the panderer, and Atlas Shrugs has a long analysis, including this:
"MK Aryeh Eldad in Israel said, 'Obama makes a shocking parallel between the destruction of European Jewry and the suffering that the Arabs of Israel brought upon themselves when they declared war on Israel.' 'If Obama does not understand the difference between them, perhaps he will understand it better when he visits the concentration camp in the comings days. And if he doesn’t understand it even there, then Islam will once again teach it to him, just as it taught his predecessor on 9/11.' The moral equivalence did not end there. Obama equated the two peoples'"
Ugh!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Adventures in Shamelessness, Part 27

Shouldn't people embroiled in public scandals be neither seen nor heard? Not Mrs Rod Blogojevich! Read this!:
"Of course, context is everything: On NBC's 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!' the wife of disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was surrounded by the crème of publicity-hungry D-listers - actor Stephen Baldwin, pro wrestler Torrie Wilson, former supermodel Janice Dickinson, American Idol runner-up Sanjaya."

A Disturbing Pattern

I've noticed this, too: "To the Media, Some Murders Matter More Than Others". Writes Amy Ridenour,
"At the time of this writing, there are nearly 7,000 references to 'George Tiller' in Google News.
There are under 500 for 'William Long.'
George Tiller, of course, was the Kansas abortion doctor murdered Sunday morning by a man who allegedly had political and religious motives.
William Long was the 23-year-old military recruiter murdered Monday morning by a man who allegedly had political and religious motives.
Are there 14 times more stories about George Tiller in Google News right now because Tiller's murder occurred approximately 24 hours before Long's?
Will there be approximately 7,000 references to William Long in Google News 24 hours from now?
I'm not holding my breath".

Watcher's Council

Soccer Dad introduces the latest Watcher's Council winners.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Perks for Prisoners

I heard about this on the radio today and couldn't believe my ears:
"The U.S. military is rigging up satellite television service and distributing Sudoku puzzles in Guantanamo prison cells even as the Obama administration works toward a goal of emptying them of detainees."
Not only that, but some of the "detainees" will even get laptops and e-mail training!

Academics Today

Look what teachers are studying in order to do a better job in the classroom, according to Neal Boortz:
"According to this article from the Boston Herald, the Massachusetts Teachers Association offers professional development like 'Lessons through Balloon Twisting' where each participant can learn to make at least two different balloon animals. Another like 'Easy Tie-Dye' will 'awe your friends and family' by creating a 'groovy tie-dyed T-shirt.'

Titanic Story

I've been fascinated with the story of the Titanic ever since I read "A Night To Remember" at the age of 12, and I heard that Millvina Dean, the last Titanic survivor, has died.