Monday, May 31, 2010

Another "Disproportionate Response"


Let's see how long it takes for the United Nations to condemn Israel this time.

MEMORIAL DAY 2010


Honoring our troops, who have sacrificed and died for their country: thank you!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Watcher's Council Winners

A list of the latest Watcher's Council winners is up at Soccer Dad. (If you ask me, Obama ought to be named Honorary Weasel of the Week.)

Haveil Havalim Time

Jack has announced that Haveil Havalim #269 is up at Frume Sarah's World. Happy reading!

"Every Day is Memorial Day"

Ted Nugent is right when he says about our military servicemen, "Never forget them. Make every day Memorial Day."

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Dunkirk Evacuation, 5-29-40

Today is the 70th anniversary of the heroic evacuation of Dunkirk. Take a look at this photo gallery.

Patriotic Music

Free Republic has a lot of patriotic music you can listen to and download. One of my very favorites is listed there: Mansions of the Lord, from the movie "We Were Soldiers", which I first heard at the funeral of President Reagan.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Need Something To Read?

Check out Betsy's Page; a good cartoon at Protein Wisdom, and lots of links courtesy of Doug Ross @ Journal.

King Obama

I like this Wesley Pruden column:
"Sometimes we can steal a good idea even from the Europeans. What we need, which many other countries already have, is a ceremonial president. He could make speeches and lay wreaths and attend funerals, leaving a real president to attend the important stuff, like making war, a budget and dealing with crises.
Barack Obama would make a perfect ceremonial president. He reads a teleprompter well, gives good speech in the style of an eloquent preacher, entertains championship basketball teams and can even draw up a respectable bracket for the national college basketball tournament. A ceremonial president would never arouse anger beyond the Beltway or stir up the ticks, ants and chiggers in the grass roots. Almost anyone can learn to lay a wreath, and a ceremonial president would even have time to shoot a few hoops. A ceremonial president might occasionally bump into the vice president, but they could learn to split their duties and stay civil with each other."
This would be a good job for him, since he seems bored by Presidential duties and has complained about being exhausted.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Very Interesting!

Interesting Pile can be TOO interesting sometimes! I keep finding great things via his website and only wish I had a couple of extra pairs of eyes! For instance, take a look at these sites for learning new skills and these online tools for those who love words!

La Traviata - Flash Mob Style!


Some opera, via Metafilter.

Watcher's Council Winners

Per Soccer Dad, here's a list of the latest Watcher's Council winners.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Read Ben Stein

Here's a well-written column by Ben Stein, which includes the following:
"I just love every aspect of this: Israel being condemned by Russia, which just invaded and despoiled its neighbor Georgia just for the heck of it. Israel being condemned by Russia, with a human rights record that would give Genghis Khan pause.
Israel being condemned by the EU, which 66 years ago watched with glee as its Jews were being mass murdered. That is pretty rich.
The really astounding part of this is that in the Bush years, we could expect that the U.S. would veto any resolution condemning or sanctioning Israel. But now, with the avowedly pro-Palestinian president of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, in office, there is literally no one to stand up for Israel.
And the even more beautiful part of this is that the Jewish vote in the U.S. went for Obama by about 80 percent versus 20 percent for McCain. And McCain was a diehard Israel supporter. So, I just love this. Israel is about to get really badly humiliated in the UN very largely because American Jews elected a pro-Palestinian president when we could have had a pro-Israel president.
This is so painfully cruel I cannot believe it. When are American Jews going to realize that the Republican Party is far better for Israel than the Democrats? Think of Richard Nixon, who saved Israel in the Yom Kippur War even as the hounds of the left -- many of them Jewish -- were tearing his flesh. Think of Nixon, who risked war with Russia to save Israel. And what thanks did he get? A kick in the teeth. Think of the much missed George W. Bush, who stood up for Israel in its wars in Gaza and Lebanon when no one else did. And the Jews of the left hated him.
Well, now we have Barack Obama and Israel is friendless."

Grand Rounds

Grab your tongue-depressor: Medical Grand Rounds - Artsy Doctors, Genes and Creepy Imagery is up at 33 Charts.

Politically Correct Self-Defense

Every day the news gets more surreal. Not only are New York cops not allowed to shoot to kill, but our troops are expected to patrol in Afghanistan with unloaded weapons. Is everyone insane? Criminals and terrorists must be laughing up their sleeves.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Backwards Thinking

Argus Hamilton has his usual takeoff on the news, including this item: "State Department official Michael Posner apologized to China for Arizona's immigration law at a human rights forum. This White House has condemned Israel, questioned the U.S. nuclear arsenal and confessed to human rights violations. Iran complained to the U.N. that President Obama is using spy satellites to steal their monologue material." In the same vein, Michael Goodwin writes about Obama's apologetic method of foreign policy. For someone preoccupied with restoring our standing in the world, he's sure going about it the wrong way, isn't it?

Arizona: Doing the Job


I love the above image, which I found today at Lucianne.com.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Catching up With J-Blogging!

Need to keep up with the latest in Jewish blogging? Soccer Dad can help!

Whistling While We Work

The Senate is going to extend unemployment benefits yet again; and in Ohio, they are going to give welfare recipients an extra $100 in their June check. How about bringing back the CCC and WPA so people must actually do some work in return for getting a check? And how about rewarding people who DO work and who've always scrimped and saved?

Obama: The Armor All President

Read Melissa Clouthier's analysis of Obama: "President Obama isn’t the teflon president. He’s got better armor. He’s the Democratic president. It’s like a super power: it makes the press incurious, stupid, and strangely unwilling to draw conclusions."

Haveil Havalim Time

Haveil Havalim 268 - The Victoria Day Edition is up at The Rebbetzin's Husband.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Melanie Phillips on Anti-Israel Sentiment

You have to go to Smooth Stone to read this interview with the great Melanie Phillips on the irrationality of Jew-hatred. She writes,
“The treatment of Israel…is unique in its irrationality and moral and historical inversion. It takes a nation that is the historic victim of aggression and blames it for jeopardizing peace in the region and causing Islamic extremism worldwide – despite demonstrable evidence that this is simply untrue. It accuses Israel, wholly falsely, of “apartheid” and ethnic cleansing when Israeli Arabs have full civil rights and the Palestinian population has increased many times over – and when Jews are excluded from parts of the Arab world (including the putative state of Palestine).”
Read it all.

Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive

The clever folks at The People's Cube had their own version of "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day"; theirs is called "Everybody Draw a POSITIVE Mohammed Day" -- take a look!

Friday, May 21, 2010

To Be Obama, or Not To Be Obama!

You must read this brilliant satire from Barry Rubin.

Delays at Ground Zero

What's really disgraceful is that the Muslims will have their mosque built more quickly than we've been able to rebuild at Ground Zero! As a commenter says, “Excuses, excuses. The original twin towers were built in 5 years. The Empire State Building was built in - wait for it - 13 months”

Just Desserts

Take a look at these cakes!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Write Way

I love writing letters, so I enjoyed reading this article titled "Is the Act of Penning a Letter Extinct? Revitalizing the Handwritten Message."

"Dinner And a Movie"

Yesterday I saw a witty and spot-on comment by Barry Rubin on Facebook. He wrote:
"This may become my credo: You’ve seen horror films where you want to yell: 'Look out!' Or: 'Can’t you see he’s the murderer!' Or: 'That innocent-looking green globule is a man-eating creature from Andromeda!' Welcome to my world, analyzing the Middle East, in effect yelling, 'Look out!' to those who think the best way to handle a radical regime or terrorist movement is to take them out to dinner and a movie."

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Morons R Us

My sister sent me this article regarding one of my pet peeves: "Failure to communicate. The inability of many students to write clear, cogent sentences has costly implications for the digital age." But it's not only students who can't speak, write, or spell; it's adults, too, and it's everywhere you look!

Unmitigated Gall of the Day

"Obama, Calderon Slam Arizona Immigration Law". Just whose side is Obama on, anyway? It's not a surprise that Calderon has the nerve to criticize us, but for Obama to stand side by side with him and agree with him...it's simply sickening.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Don't Be a Schmo - Read This!

Here's an article after my own heart: "Etiquette for Schmucks, Schlemiels, Schlimazels and Schmendriks".
(Also in "The Forward" is this great line: "'Shavuot is to Jewish holidays what Zeppo is to the Marx Brothers,' writes J.J. Goldberg.")

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds: Edition 6.34 is up at Better Health.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Human Wrongs

Michelle Malkin wonders about the incredibly moronic "diplomat" Michael Posner: "Question: Who the hell is Michael Posner, and why the hell is he apologizing to China?!" Maybe he'll do us all a favor and resign.

Patriotic Penpal

I saw this wonderful story on Fox News yesterday: "'Mrs. V' as she's known, has been hand writing letters to U.S. soldiers from Ridgefield serving overseas for 42 years. This 82-year old 8th generation Ridgefielder was inspired to start her letter writing campaign one day while walking out of her local church."

Sunday, May 16, 2010

John Bolton

Like Pamela Geller, I've always loved former Ambassador John Bolton. I still remember how, during the Bush Administration, the left would attack this friend of Israel, even resorting to attacking his mustache and his tie!

The M- and I-Words

The Washington Times has a good editorial about how political correctness rules the Obama Administration: "The Obama administration may not like to think of being at war with radical Islam, but the jihadists are definitely at war with the United States. Rather than running from the expression "radical Islam," the administration should be openly discussing the ideological motives of the terrorists and finding ways to delegitimize them. Instead of hedging, obfuscating and ignoring, these Democrats should confront the challenge frankly, openly and honestly. Pretending that a radical, violent strain of Islam does not exist will not make it go away. To the contrary, it will make the situation much worse. President Obama's continuing solicitude toward the faith of Muhammad is inexplicable, and as these acts of denial continue, it is becoming dangerous. The United States will not defeat an enemy it is afraid to identify."

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Doggie Drug Donations Desired!

This dog needs Viagra to survive. I have a solution: let the unemployed who get Viagra for free from Pfizer donate theirs to her!

Hatred on Campus

Blatant, rabid antisemitism like this seems to be the only hatred that isn't considered politically incorrect today. When you watch this, you feel sick, even though we've seen this on American college campuses before (remember UC Irvine?)

The AG is NG

Here's a good editorial about the disgraceful Eric Holder, who was against the Arizona immigration law before he even read it.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Politically Correct War

I give up! This proves that political correctness is literally killing us. Monica Crowley has the details on a new military medal -- for NOT killing the enemy!

Never Forgotten

Here's a touching story: "A Dutch woman who has tended to a British airman's grave every week for 45 years has finally been thanked for her incredible devotion."

Making the Case for Israel

Carolina Glick makes the case for Israel. We've read similar articles over and over through the years, and very little changes, but at least people like Glick continue to defend Israel, and that's important.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Lena Horne 1917 - 2010

Here's a nice pictorial tribute to Lena Horne.

Two Killings

This so-called "father" should be executed in the same brutal way he killed his son! On the same website there's a story about beating death of an alpaca. I have a feeling there's more outrage over the death of an animal than over the death of a child.

Bailout Baloney

I saw this on the news this morning and just had to blog it from work. If Germans are the schmucks of Europe, then then Americans must be the schmucks of the world! Where are we supposed to get trillions of dollars from to bail out Greece?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Oops!

My home computer has crashed... and so have I. I'll be back when I can!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds, May 11th Edition is up at The Examining Room of Dr. Charles. It's at this blog that I first came across the Grand Rounds concept years ago.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Tiger, Tamed

I see I'm not the only one who had this thought about Tiger Woods today: "‘Injury’ was just an excuse for Tiger to quit". Injury, quote unquote!

Newspaper Headline We'd Like to See

You'd see this headline and photo only if the President were still George W. Bush!

Happy Mothers Day!

Jack has announced that the latest edition of Haveil Havalim is up. It's Haveil Havalim #266: Happy Mother's Day! over at Ima on (and off) the Bima.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Finnish Flop

Usually, editorial cartoons are so well-done and to the point that there's no way you can possibly misunderstand their meaning. Obviously this cartoonist has failed miserably.

Now Wait Just a Minaret!

This is beyond outrageous. You mean to tell me there's nowhere else to build a mosque except two blocks away from Ground Zero? Understandably, there will be a protest on May 29, according to Atlas Shrugs. (Gee, won't that be racist?)

Friday, May 07, 2010

Mah Jongg

I enjoyed this nostalgic presentation on Mah Jongg.

Odds and Ends

Lots of good things to read at Betsy's Page; Boortz's description of the entitlement mentality in Greece sounds a bit familiar; and Eugene Volokh has the most ridiculously PC warning label ever.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

"We Are Nashville"


Pass on this video on the tragic flooding in Tennessee. My own thought on the lack of news coverage was that TN just isn't politically correct enough.

Nevillechamberlainitis

Ralph Peters has a good column about appeasing terrorists.

Quelle Horreur!

The decline of civilization continues. From No Pasaran, this report of a revolting spectacle in France.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Ernie Harwell

The Detroit News has front page news coverage on the death of Ernie Harwell, one of the greatest baseball announcers ever, and one of the nicest human beings. They sure don't make 'em like that any more.

Evian: Naive Spelled Backwards

I enjoyed this Howie Carr column about the water main break in Massachusetts, and the hysteria over bottled water.

PC Terrorism

Roger Simon comes right to the point: "Times Square: It’s the jihad, stupid."

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Islamic Terrorism Denial Syndrome

This sort of comment is astonishing, considering it's the Mayor of New York! Remember, there's no such thing as terrorism, but if there were such a thing, it would be committed by someone who's opposed to Obamacare.

Sign of the Slimes

Look at the photo of the bum holding the "Boycott AZ! Boycott Israel!"sign. Notice how, no matter what the protest is about, they always manage to express their hatred for Israel and Jews.

Grand Rounds

Visit GruntDoc for MedBlog Grand Rounds 6:32: The Non Narcissist, Non Personally Aggrandizing Edition!

Monday, May 03, 2010

Animals on the Loose

A wilding spree in downtown Asheville. "The violence is likely linked to the observance of May Day, a day for marking worker solidarity that has been seized upon for anti-capitalism displays of violence, especially by self-proclaimed anarchist groups in Europe." Oh, they're not criminals; they were only expressing themselves!

Notable Quotables from the MRC

Here's the May 3 edition of the Media Research Center's Notable Quotables. "Topics this week include: the media's argument that Arizona's new immigration law will lead to a 'Nazi'-esque "police state; journalists using the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing to smear mainstream conservatives (just as they did back in 1995); and Chris Matthews accusing the GOP of a 'Stalinesque' 'purge' because liberal Republican politicians are failing to get much support from rank-and-file GOP voters."

Perfect Comparison

Meryl Yourish compares John Mearsheimer with Charles Lindbergh and Father Coughlin. Perfect!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Politically Incorrect Patriotism

Oh, I give up! Do you believe this?? "Pensioner's red, white, and blue anti-MP election protest poster is branded 'racist' by police".
If you didn't know better, you'd swear they were talking about the United States, not the United Kingdom! (Via Fark)

Narrow Escape in New York

Another thwarted terrorist attack by the religion of peace. Do you think they're trying to tell us something?

Watcher's Council Winners

Here are the most recent Watcher's Council winners, from Soccer Dad.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Obama's Katrina?

As always, Doug Ross presents an illustrated case. And as always, the media that always blamed Bush always defends Obama.

Good Reading from Betsy

Betsy's been cruising the web to find interesting tidbits you may have missed.

New York World's Fair

I liked this nostalgic look at the 1939 World's Fair. My father sold programs there as a boy, and I loved the E.L. Doctorow novel about it. I got to attend the 1964 World's Fair, which had some of the same exhibits. See this Metafilter page for more World's Fair posts, including a song by Aimee Mann.