Friday, April 30, 2010

Jewish Artifacts for Antisemites

How is this for gall? Soccer Dad reports: "The Iraqis have shown how much they value the 'diversity' of their past. They've exiled their Jews, punished a fellow citizen for seeking normalization with Israel and are erasing the Jewish origins of Ezekiel. The Iraqis must not be allowed to regain possession of the Jewish archives."

Suffering from ODSD

Larry Elder has discovered a new malady: ODSD: Obama Double Standard Disease.

Watcher's Council Winners

Soccer Dad reveals the latest Watcher's Council winners.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Scout Skills

Remember when the Boy Scouts used to earn their merit badges in subjects such as first aid, wilderness survival, and good citizenship? I heard on the news this morning that they've added an important new skill -- video gaming!

Politically Correct Citizens

Here's Soccer Dad on Jesse Jackson; and Kathryn Jean Lopez on a story you won't believe. The hysteria over illegal immigration is all about getting more Democratic voters, as is the sudden discussion about making Puerto Rico our 51st state (My mother summed up the latter perfectly in just 3 words: 'In mittern drinnen'."

Les Beautés Du Diable


I love this piece and play it every day.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Helen Keller and the Jews

Read this article about the remarkable Helen Keller, one of my favorite biographical subjects as a child.

A Star Is Born

Here's a wonderful Liz Smith column, with video clip, about the restored version of "A Star is Born", one of my favorite films. And she's right about those seven emotional words.

I Went to a Fight and a Parliament Broke Out


I saw the above video at Gawker last night. For some reason, it reminded me of The Three Stooges.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

QuindeciMom!

Move over, Octomom! I heard about this completely irresponsible human being on Neal Boortz's radio show just now. No further comment is necessary.

Chutzpah

I just heard about this on Glenn Beck's TV show tonight: "A Colorado Democrat says Arizona is on its way to becoming a 'police state' and its new immigration law
is 'reminiscent' of Nazi Germany."

What's even more outrageous about that statement is that this lawmaker is Jewish!

Grand Rounds!

Paging Dr. Cuddy! Grand Rounds Vol. 6 No. 31: So ladylike! is now available at ChronicBabe!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Really Big Rally

Read this Phyllis Chesler column for another account of yesterday's big pro-Israel rally in New York.

"Missing" "Mother" Hoax

It's happened again -- a selfish person has
faked her own disappearance. There are too many stories like this, too many excuses, and not enough condemnation.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Stand With Israel Rally in NYC

I hope today's rally has attracted a large crowd of supporters -- and some media coverage as well. Update: Haaretz is reporting that over 10,000 people attended despite the rain; click here for an account and photos from Atlas Shrugs.

Haveil Havalim Time

Please visit Haveil Havalim #264 hosted by Blog d'Ellison.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

May 20: “Everybody Draw Mohammed” Day.

Read about it here. This reminds me of the time years ago when there was a campaign here to buy stuffed pigs after it came to light that "The Three Little Pigs" was offensive to Muslims. (I immediately bought a small pink pig in solidarity) The Peoples Cube described Offended Muslim Syndrome back in 2007. Can we stop kowtowing now?

Immigration Insanity

I agree with this. Since when has it become politically correct to enforce the law?

Nauseating, Annoying, & Irritating

This is the front page of today's Asheville Citizen-Times. If President and Mrs. Bush were here, the headline would probably read "Bush Golfs While Nation Suffers."

Friday, April 23, 2010

A Must-Read From Caroline Glick

Per Jewish World Review, this is a must-read essay explaining why a strong Israel is essential for U.S. national security. Pass it on!

Let The Punishment Fit The Crime

Greg Crosby has written a good column on capital punishment: "If I were king of the world, I would say that murderers should receive punishment which is equal to the level of pain and suffering that they perpetrated on their victim. No more, no less. Equal rights. In my view, it is not cruel and unusual to give the murderer the same thing that he gave his victim. Doesn't that make sense?" Yes, it does!

Macacamania

Here's the line of the day on Obama's attitude toward Israel, from Soccer Dad: "Too bad he didn't shout 'macaca'".

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Good News

The aptly named Brutally Honest has the headline of the day.

Good Reading Today

Check out the interesting tidbits that Betsy has compiled today. I like George Will's column on the admirable Chris Christie. And you can't go wrong with the Watcher's Council submissions provided by Soccer Dad.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Entitlement Nation


You have to see and pass on this great cartoon that sums up the entitlement mentality in our country.

Supporting Israel

Here's another excellent column by Ed Koch, who has become one of the strongest voices in support of Israel.

Musn't Offend Muslims!

Rev. Franklin Graham may be disinvited from the National Day of Prayer breakfast, because he had the temerity to describe Islam as "evil". Well, if this isn't considered evil, I don't know what is.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Gall of the Day

Barking Moonbat Early Warning System reports on the latest "right", while Overlawyered describes the latest excuse.

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds vol. 6, no.30 is up in a unique way at The Sterile Eye.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Liberal Lunacy

They were talking on the news the other night about reading terrorists their "rights". Unfortunately, nobody thought to bring up the fact that the terrorists never read Daniel Pearl his rights...before they beheaded him! This sort of liberal thinking drives me crazy, as does Obama's continuing delay in deciding on where Khalid Sheikh Mohammed should be tried. What's there to think about? How about Alcatraz? Anywhere but New York!

Liberal Quotes

Click here for the latest edition of Notable Quotables from the Media Research Center. It's their compilation of the latest outrageous, sometimes humorous, quotes in the liberal media.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Say It Ain't So!

Here's a blast from the Obamic future, a warning courtesy of Doug Ross @ Journal.

Haveil Havalim Time

Jack has announced that Haveil Havalim #263: Post - Yom ha Shoa edition is up at Simply Jews.

Soccer Dad Stuff

You can always find interesting reading at Soccer Dad, including "the new antisemitism" (which is a lot like the old antisemitism) and refers to some Jewish blogging websites.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Tongue Twister of the Day

I just had to laugh at this short videoclip lesson explaining the correct way to pronounce Eyjafjallajökull, the name of the city in Iceland where the volcano erupted.

Smoke and Fire

Seeing the photos of the volcanic plume and ash in Iceland, I am reminded of these devastating scenes on September 11.

I'm Underwhelmed

Should I start swooning now or should I wait for The Messiah to actually get here? If nothing else, the media fawning and gushing will be (to quote Obama) "amusing".

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Hall is Alive With the Sound of Interrupted Music

In his "Impromptus" column, Jay Nordlinger describes a disgraceful scene:
"Did you hear what happened in Wigmore Hall the other day? “The Wigmore,” as locals know it, is a London concert hall and sort of a shrine of music. The Jerusalem Quartet was giving a concert, and anti-Israeli demonstrators disrupted it. They staggered their disruptions so that the concert could never proceed with security. The critic Norman Lebrecht has a column on the affair, here. It’s often hard for Israelis to move about in the world. I have athletes and musicians in particular in mind. Wherever they go, they are harassed or threatened with harassment. (Of course, at the Munich Olympics, athletes were murdered. Talk about harassment!) Earlier this year, a female tennis player was playing a match in New Zealand. Protesters shouted at her throughout the match. She won anyway, in a wonderful display of sangfroid. And I’ll tell you this: The only time I have seen security screening at Carnegie Hall, ever, has been when the Israel Philharmonic is playing. (Original name of the orchestra: the Palestine Orchestra, of course — Bronislaw Huberman founded it; Toscanini conducted it.) The goal of the anti-Israel crowd — which is perhaps too big to be called a “crowd” — is clear: to make Israel a pariah state, just as South Africa was in apartheid days. Not for nothing did our 39th president, a Nobel peace laureate, title one of his books “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.” You remember how people would hound that trackster, Zola Budd? They do that to Israelis as well. In my view, standing up for them — the Israelis — is a plain imperative of our time. It is part and parcel of standing up for humanity and civilization. And let me say one more thing about the Wigmore Hall affair. The anti-Israeli, pro-Palestinian disrupters? Jews — I’m tempted to say “of course.” In every generation, there are such people. David Pryce-Jones talks about Dr. Hans-Joachim Schoeps, who had a group that was kind of a Jews for Hitler. Some liked to joke that its slogan was “Raus mit Uns” — “Out with Us.” And, as DP-J says, the “Raus mit Uns” spirit is always alive and well."

Tea Party Barbie

I just love Tea Party Barbie! Ken undoubtedly agrees.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

You're Either With Us Or Against Us

Investors Business Daily has a good editorial on Obama's attitude toward Israel:
"War On Terror: Are we still Israel's staunch ally? Or do we blame the Jewish state for Islamist violence? An increasingly anti-Israeli U.S. government cannot have it both ways. We now have a president who buys into the longtime Islamist propaganda claim that the lack of an Israeli-Palestinian agreement is causing Islamist terrorism....You can't be against the terrorists and against Israel too. Yet that is exactly the new U.S. policy."

Missing W

Obama suffers in comparison to President Bush, at The Anchoress:
"I miss the swaggering cowboy. He may have been tongue-tied; he may have screwed up with an errant backrub, but he didn’t bow to royalty, he didn’t give embarrassing gifts to allies, he didn’t show the Dalai Lama the back door. He never said to a visiting ally (paraphrased) 'I’m gonna go have dinner with Laura, and if you decide to obey me, I’ll be around.' He didn’t shove his finger in the face of another country’s prime minister. But he was considered the boor."

World Trade Center Steel Returns Home

Truckers were honored to carry this load back to its original home in Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Argus Hamilton Quips

Check out the latest Argus Hamilton column, which includes items such as this one: "The White House welcomed Chinese President Hu Jintao on Monday. The U.S. is trillions of dollars in debt to Communist China. It's hard to believe that twenty-six years ago Nancy Reagan was nearly run out of the White House for borrowing dresses."

Out of This World!

You have to see these stunning space photos from the Boston Globe's "The Big Picture". Some of them would make great desktop wallpaper.

Ten Reasons

I like this article from the UK Telegraph listing 10 reasons why Barack Obama is the most naïve president in US history . (He's also one of the worst presidents in US history!)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

O Jerusalem

An excellent post about Israel at Atlas Shrugs. (And make sure you don't miss the line by Burt Prelutsky at the top!)

Ed Koch: Defending Israel

Read this.
"We have indeed stood up for everyone else. When will we stand up for our brothers and sisters living in the Jewish state of Israel? If Obama is seeking to build a siege ramp around Israel, the Jews of modern Israel will not commit suicide. They are willing to negotiate a settlement with the Palestinians, but they will not allow themselves to be bullied into following self-destructive policies. To those who call me an alarmist, I reply that I'll be happy to apologize if I am proven wrong. But those who stand silently by and watch the Obama administration abandon Israel, to whom will they apologize?"

King of the Moochers

Neal Boortz frequently talks about moochers. Well, I saw this article from the Daily Mail that puts all others to shame.
"The Davey family's £815-a-week state handouts pay for a four-bedroom home, top-of-the-range mod cons and two vehicles including a Mercedes people carrier. Father-of-seven Peter gave up work because he could make more living on benefits. Yet he and his wife Claire are still not happy with their lot. With an eighth child on the way, they are demanding a bigger house, courtesy of the taxpayer."

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds Volume 6, No. 29 is up at Parallel Universes.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Frankly Speaking

Did anyone see "Diary of Anne Frank" on PBS last night? I started out nitpicking (the actress who played Anne reminded me of Elizabeth Taylor as a child but sounded like Sonya Jackson from "EastEnders"; Margot seemed to be portrayed as being younger than Anne rather than older) and ended up being completely overcome with emotion, particularly by that wordless last scene.

Losing Our Sole

Soccer Dad reports on the latest example of spinelessness from Great Britain.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Phil Mickelson, A Winner in Golf and in Life

Here's a wonderful article about the truly great golfers -- and great men of character -- like Palmer, Nicklaus, and Player. I've always said that while people respect Tiger Woods, they have never loved him the way everyone loved Arnold Palmer. And now, the very decent Phil Mickelson has won the Masters, and he deserved to win, and we revere him, too. He won't get the media attention that Tiger always gets, but he has earned our admiration for so many reasons over the years.

(I've always relied on the UK papers for golf news on Tiger Woods, as they report on things our media doesn't. They were talking about his cursing, poor sportsmanship, and selfishness even before the bimbo eruptions took place. This Scotsman columnist echoes my sentiments when he writes, "But there is something not quite right about the idea of him pulling on the green jacket as though nothing had happened. As though the double life that deceived us all – and earned him millions of dollars into the bargain – was just another misfortune that he has somehow found the wherewithal to recover from. If chairman Billy Payne's statement on Wednesday is any indication, Augusta National aren't too excited by the prospect either. This is not an injury he is returning from. It wasn't a car crash in which he tried, like Hogan, to protect his wife. It was one in which it became clear that he had betrayed her, and the children for whom he was supposed to be a role model. While plenty of his peers are guilty of the same marital infidelities, his crime was to trade on the deception. He was a fraud who took golf for a ride. Please, let's not be sorry for him.") Exactly right.

Haveil Havalim Time

Haveil Havalim — Post-Pesach Edition is up at Frume Sarah's World. (That's according to Jack, and you can check out his own Festival of Fathers.)

Watcher's Council Winners

Soccer Dad reveals the latest Watcher's Council winners. Check out the link to the National Journal Bloggers Poll, too!

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY


..."As the generation of Holocaust survivors and liberators dwindles, the torch of remembrance, of bearing witness, and of education, must continue forward" - Amb.to Israel Dan Gillerman ...


Here's a wonderful story about a fine young man who's made sure that the victims of the Holocaust are remembered: "Seeking to ensure that the Jewish people don't forget the 6 million individual lives lost, Zak, 14, has launched a website and database dedicated to those who perished during the Holocaust."
Click here to visit his website.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

"Israel 101"

Read this brief history of Israel by Joel Leyden.

Tragic Day for Poland

How terrible! A plane crash killed Lech Kaczyński, the President of Poland, and his wife, and the entire delegation on route to the 70th anniversary commemoration of the Katyń massacre in Russia.

Tax and Spend

Here's some thrilling news as reported by Nealz Nuze: "Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned that Americans will be facing higher taxes or changes in their government entitlement programs. When was the last time the federal government cut an entitlement program?" Good question. And why shouldn't some cuts be made in entitlement programs? Shouldn't everyone have to sacrifice?
In the same vein, this editorial at Investors Business Daily says that America has become, sadly, a nation of takers. If JFK were alive today, he might say, "Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what your country can do for you!"

Friday, April 09, 2010

Argus Hamilton Quips

Yesterday's column by Argus Hamilton includes this item:
"President Obama gave an ecumenical Easter message on Sunday. He praised Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims and non-believers as the family of man. He was trying to show his tolerance for every religion except the one which builds apartments in East Jerusalem."

Personal Irresponsibility

In a very good article on victims and oppressors, Victor Davis Hanson says "But the president seems to fail to acknowledge that there are plenty of actions an individual can take to avoid becoming part of that growing crowd of 'less fortunate.' Instead, in Obama's world, there exists a simple zero-sum melodrama of victims and oppressors:"

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Stand With Israel!

Read about this support-Israel rally to be held in New York on April 25.

Snake on a Plane

More news about the so-called diplomat from Qatar. The TV news coverage this morning was practically nonexistent, while some of the print media reported on the story as if it were a joke. Sorry, but I don't find it at all amusing.

Entitlement Derangement Syndrome

I don't think we should be surprised to hear this: people are calling insurance companies to ask where their free health insurance is.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Terrorism? What Terrorism?

Remember -- according to Obama, Islamic radicalism doesn't exist.

Democrat Demogoguery

(via Lucianne.com)

Thinking of The Miners

Chris Horner has a tribute to miners over at NRO's The Corner: "God bless those workers killed, their families and loved ones, and all of those who continue the work of making our nation richer, safer, and freer."

Grand Rounds

Grab your stethoscopes -- Grand Rounds: Nutrition and Fitness edition is now in progress at The Daily Monthly.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Scrabble for Dummies

What is the point of playing a challenging game like Scrabble when you now have moronic "rules" like these??

"The Peeps"


I love the movie "The Birds", so when I discovered this video spoof at Pen-Elayne on the Web, I had a good laugh!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Hot Air Hilarity

You have to see this for yourself: Investors Business Daily offers a complete list of 756 "bad things attributed to global warming", ranging from "acne, bubonic plague and a drop in circumcisions to yellow fever, whale beachings, walrus stampedes, witchcraft executions and the threat of zebra mussels." It's so ludicrous it's funny!

Speaking of Scary...

Neal Boortz is referring to this article when he says, "Here is the question of the day: Are we nearing a point when there are no longer enough taxpayers to support all of the tax consumers in America?"

Welcome to the Bates Motel!

The UK Telegraph has a column about "Psycho" and how it's still terrifying even when you've already seen it a million times. That's the sign of a great movie. And Bernard Herrmann's famous screeching violin music has been voted the scariest movie theme.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

HAPPY EASTER!


I heard they were tweeting Easter this year, but I'd rather watch "King of Kings" on TCM at 5:00 pm tonight. (Unfortunately, every time I see Jeffrey Hunter, all I can think of is Captain Kirk.)

Watcher's Council Winners

Need some more interesting reading? Watcher's Council results are up at Soccer Dad.

Haveil Havalim Time

Haveil Havalim: The Lots And Lotsa Matzah Edition is up at SuperRaizy. She is "just a typical Jewish mom...with a superhero complex". And she does a good version of HH, too!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Photographic Proof

Doesn't this look like a Norman Rockwell painting? This kid is smart -- and a possible Republican in the making! In the midst of all that fawning, she's distinctly unimpressed with the Messiah.

iWaste

Look at the people standing in line to buy an iPad. It always amazes me that they somehow always have hundreds of dollars to spend on non-essentials but complain about the price of food or gas. Another article reports that it's "chic" to stand in long lines for these gadgets. I must be missing something here.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Something For Nothing

I'm always amazed when I read about what people expect others to give them for free:
"Disgusted with veterinarians because they won’t treat Fido and Fluffy for free? This is a perfect example of the entitlement mentality that has bankrupted America. It is perfectly understandable, after all, our government has spoiled the non-producing populace for decades by paying for whatever people can’t afford. Want kids you can’t afford? Don’t worry, the government will bail you out. Want a house or car you can’t afford? Don’t worry, the government will bail you out. Get anything you want, the government will bail you out. Want common sense? Forget it, the government is out of stock and can’t even backorder. It’s reality check time. The government is broke. The FDIC is billions in the red. Nearly 800 banks are on the endangered list. China is ready to call in our astronomical debt which we can’t pay. And most veterinarians are not going to borrow $100,000 in student loans and spend years in school so they can treat your animals, which you can’t afford, for free. There are some tough decisions to be made by all. This is as good a place as any to start."

Watcher's Council Winners

If you'd like to see a list of the latest Watcher's Council entries, visit Soccer Dad.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Ed Koch on Israel

The New York Post has a good article on former Mayor Ed Koch, after his well-written column on Obama's treatment of Israel.

Hatred on Parade

Speaking of moonbats, look at these people. The person holding the sign in the second photo isn't only an anti-semite -- he's also a lousy speller!

HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY!

You have to see the April Fools edition of Media Research Center's Notable Quotables. With some of these moonbat liberals, though, it's hard to tell which quotes are gags and which are real.