Friday, May 31, 2013

What Men Have Become

We are in big trouble when initiative, drive, and personal responsibility have been replaced by this:  "An unemployed man stabbed to death his wife of 32 years because he felt their life on benefits was meaningless and they had nothing to do other than watch television."  Whose fault is that?

What a far cry from, for example, the boxer Jim Braddock, the "Cinderella Man":  "Without an education or a skill beyond boxing, Braddock searched for work of any kind to support his wife and 3 kids. Daily he would walk the 3 miles to the docks of Weehawken and Hoboken to see if work could be found. If there was, he would spend the day unloading railroad ties. If there wasn’t, he would walk another 2 miles to West New York. If there wasn’t any work to be found there either, he’d walk home to try to find some odd jobs like shoveling snow. It wasn’t unusual for him to walk 10-12 miles a day in search of a way to put food on his family’s table."

Yiddish in the News

A kid won the National Spelling Bee with a Yiddish word.  Also, check out Harold Ticktin's latest Yiddish Vinkyl column. You never know when you might have to spell "mensch" or "tsimmes".

Sully and His Father

I found this link at Instapundit. It's from a Popular Mechanics series for Father's Day called "What My Father Taught Me", and this particular tribute is written by Captain Chesley Sullenberger. Sully can do no wrong in my book, and his father obviously taught him very well.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Color Yellow

Alice Walker has to be considered the anti-semite of the day.   She doesn't want Alicia Keys to perform in Israel, because, she told her,  "A cultural boycott of Israel and Israeli institutions (not individuals) is the only option left to artists who cannot bear the unconscionable harm Israel inflicts every day on the people of Palestine, whose major 'crime' is that they exist in their own land, land that Israel wants to control as its own. This is actually a wonderful opportunity for you to learn about something sorrowful, and amazing: that our government (Obama in particular) supports a system that is cruel, unjust, and unbelievably evil."  I wonder what her Jewish ex-husband thinks of this.

New York, New York

Look at these aerial pictures of New York, from the UK Telegraph, especially the Statue of Liberty (photo #13).

Lots 'o Links

Catch up on all the infuriating news by reading Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Dumbing Down of Mt. Everest

What a shame: "Mount Everest is overcrowded, polluted and nearing a crossroads, 60 years after first climb". Not only that, but they are installing a ladder at the top because it's too crowded!  Excuse me, but it wasn't meant to be easy, and it certainly wasn't meant to become a publicity stunt. Can't they leave well enough alone and leave the climbing to the truly experienced?

Combating Anti-Semitism

Here is an excerpt from Netanyahu's speech at the Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism conference: "These three vilifications - that Israel is guilty of war crimes, that it doesn't want peace, it wants to continue expansionist policies, and that we are guilty of violating human rights - are part and parcel of the anti-Semitic campaign that is leveled against the Jewish people and their state."
And it never ends, as can be seen from the charming photo above.

There They Go Again

Badmouthing our country to other countries! This time it's Joe Biden, who told Trinidad & Tobago citizens that 11 million illegal aliens who have chosen to live in the United States are required to constantly live in fear.  'It’s about time, and the president and I have been calling for this for a long time, even back in the days when he was a senator and I was in the Senate, it’s about time they're afforded the dignity they deserve,' said Biden. No,  it's about time you and your President spoke well about the United States while abroad, instead of constantly portraying us as the villain and everyone else as victims!  Illegal aliens will be afforded the "dignity they deserve" when they come here legally, get a job, pay taxes, and not add to the welfare, disability, and criminal rolls.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

White House McCarthyism

From Mediaite: "CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson And ABC’s Jonathan Karl Unfairly Smeared Over Benghazi Reporting." Good going, White House! When reporters do their jobs and get too close to the truth, you just attack them to deflect attention away from your troubles. All the schmoozing with Chris Christie and all the eulogies over the dead in Moore are not going to make the scandals disappear.

Meanwhile, some people actually think Obama should be honored on Mount Rushmore.  I'm all for that -- as long as it's part of a separate monument for worst Presidents!

Voters With No Shame

I don't normally agree with Andrew Cuomo, but he's right when he said the voters of New York should be ashamed if they elect Anthony Weiner

Monday, May 27, 2013

The Female Mike Rice

On ESPN radio over the weekend, I heard this story about Julie Hermann, whose past as an intimidator and abuser makes her the wrong choice to succeed the abusive Mike Rice as Athletic Director at Rutgers.  It's just too bad people don't spend as much time talking about education at college as they do about sports at college.

MEMORIAL DAY 2013


We remember.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Eric Holder: Obama's Alter-Ego

Michael A. Walsh answers the question "How does Holder survive?"  The answer: "Because AG is Obama’s alter-ego — his fall would be a defeat and an insult. If you want to see the true face of the Obama administration, you need look no further than the president’s embattled attorney general, Eric Holder. By turns whiny, shifty, obfuscatory, petulant, insulting and arrogant, Holder has become a fixture before congressional investigating committees, fending off one Obama scandal after another, while proclaiming that he — the nation’s top cop — doesn’t know anything about anything and highly resents any implication that he does...Holder is, in short, the perfect apparatchik. And so he survives, trading punches with pesky congressmen and absorbing blows meant for the boss. For Obama to fire him would be like firing himself — and we all know that’s the last thing the president wants to do."

Memorial Day Tributes

I like this column by John Farmer:  "Some of those we honor tomorrow never came home. They left this land forever and rest now in the foreign soil they fought to free. The American cemetery at Normandy Beach in France, just above the Omaha Beach landing site on D-Day, is one such place. Its row on row of white crosses and interspersed Stars of David is observed in silence even when visitors number in the hundreds. With the waves lapping the shore below and under a slate gray sky that recalls June 6, 1944, it’s moving beyond words. You should go there if you haven’t already. The cemetery, you’ll learn, is American soil, a gift of the people of France to the people of America to whom they owe their freedom."

Blackfive has posted this Facebook post by Tom McCuin:
"Dear USA,
Monday is Memorial Day. It is the day we honor our war dead, those warriors who gave what Lincoln called, 'the last full measure of devotion.' Enjoy your barbecues, your mattress sales, and your community pool openings, but remember you do so because those honored dead made it possible. Please do not offer your thanks to me or any other living veteran. It is not our day. We came home carrying our shields; they came home carried on theirs. Memorial Day the day we raise our glasses to absent comrades. Thank me and my living brothers-in-arms (and sisters, too) on Tuesday. But on Monday, turn your thoughts to the gardens of stone around the globe. See you at Section 60."

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Read This and Weep

Still kowtowing!  Even after this week, still either too liberal, too politically correct, or too afraid to call a spade a spade. The other night on the BBC World News, after the murder of Lee Rigby, they showed Muslims demonstrating with signs saying things like "They persecute us for our religious beliefs." No, we "persecute" you because you slaughter innocent people in the name of Allah! Stop killing us, and we will stop hating you -- it's that simple. I'm sick and tired of hearing the automatic response about a phony backlash against Muslims every time they commit atrocities, or about finding the root causes of their evil attacks.  No wonder they keep killing, when they see the weak response each and every time.

Update:  Rick Moran says that for Obama, it's as if 9/11 never happened. He may as well be inviting more terrorists to come here and kill us.

Freedom At Buchenwald

Here's a touching story: "Buchenwald survivor unites with liberator", and you can see a video clip of Moshe Avital and Barry Lewis meeting for the first time in 70 years.

Historical Trees

In an April Reader's Digest article called "What the Tree Saw", there were stories from the viewpoint of trees at Gettysburg, at Renoir's home Les Collettes, and at Auschwitz.  The article also reminded me of Anne Frank's tree.

Catchy Tune


I like this happy commercial with its catchy tune, advertising the Infiniti Spring Event.  The song, by The Airplanes, sounds better on the commercial than it does in its actual form.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Watcher's Council

The Council has spoken! Here are the latest Watcher's Council results.

Memorial Day Poppies

Here's a nice article about Moina Michael, who created the famous poppies program after World War I to honor disabled veterans. Unfortunately, I don't see the vets and their poppies as frequently nowadays as I did as a kid -- yet another tradition gone. (Cartoon by Bob Gorrell)

Spineless Quislings

Dan Hodges in the UK Telegraph has a scathing indictment of the liberal reaction to the vicious killing of Lee Rigby. Among other things, he writes, 

“'Mundane'. A serviceman is hacked to death in broad daylight. Some reports say an attempt had been made to decapitate him. His murderers posed with the body and encouraged bystanders to take photos. They issued a series of political statements. They waited around casually for armed police to arrive. Then when they did, they charged at the police car with guns and knives, and are themselves cut down in a hail of bullets. If this is Simon Jenkins idea of a mundane act of violence, I don’t want be around when an extreme one is perpetrated. 

"'Keep Calm And Carry On' is a lovely slogan. It looks great on tea towels. But there are occasions when the correct emotional response is not to keep calm and carry on, but to get angry and demand change. This week is one of them.

"It is one thing to keep a cool head, another to have a cold heart. We will not be a more humane or richer or stronger people if we respond to the butchery of a young man who has entered the service of his country by shrugging our shoulders and simply walking on by. If demanding a response to the events of this week is an overreaction, then so be it, let’s overreact. Better that than no reaction at all."

And if Benghazi was any example,  it may be at least 8 months before the British can explain away the circumstances that led to the slaughter of their soldier.
I had hoped that 9/11/01 would have put a stop to the kowtowing, but it's only gotten worse. The weaker our countries respond to each attack, the more they apologize for our people being killed (!), the bolder these extremists become.  How many innocent people will have to die before someone says "Enough's enough"?   Think of the Muslims as Nazis -- we need more Churchills and Roosevelts, and fewer Lindberghs and Chamberlains!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Islamic Muslim Savages

Here's a tribute by the British government to soldier Lee Rigby, who was murdered by Muslim extremists yesterday.  I take exception with the headline, which reads "Drummer Lee Rigby killed in Woolwich incident", which makes it sound like a simple car accident. He wasn't killed, he was beheaded and disemboweled. And it wasn't an incident, it was a brutal act of terror. If even this execution wasn't horrific enough to end this politically correct kowtowing, I don't know what is.

Lots 'o Links

Catch up with your reading at Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.  (Someone ought to come up with a Carnival of Scandals to keep up with the daily Obama administration outrages.)

Because It Was There

Here are some great photos of the first ascent of Mount Everest in May of 1953.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Terror Attack in England

If I didn't read the British papers, I wouldn't have known about this brutal Al Qaeda execution of a soldier in Woolrich. But let's not jump to conclusions.

Old Jews Hocking

This is cute: "Aussie Jewish Elders React to ‘Gangnam Style’".

ObamaNixon

You have to read Ben Stein's column about the daily Obama scandals, titled "From the Obama Ministry of Truth." He asks, "When does it ever stop?" The answer is, it doesn't.  And when even the New York Times finds Obama's tactics objectionable, you know it's bad.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Fun With Words

I love lists like this, from Mental_Floss: "38 Wonderful Foreign Words We Could Use in English". And that's precisely why I use Yiddish words when English ones just don't work as well, such as farblondjet or zhlub or in mitten drinnen.

Argus Hamilton Quips

Read his take on the news, including this item: "President Obama asked Congress Thursday for more money to guard U.S. embassies from attack. It's not necessary. All we have to do is register al-Qaeda as a conservative political action group and the IRS will shut them down for their anti-U.S. government views."

Ring Around The Rosen

Even the Washington Post is reporting that James Rosen of Fox News is being investigated as
a "co-conspirator for soliciting classified information".  In an ideal world, he will find himself a Deep Throat, get to the bottom of Obamagate, see jailings and impeachments take place, and win the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting.

Monday, May 20, 2013

How to Help Okahomans

Here's a list of ways you can do your part to help the victims of the devastating Oklahoma tornadoes - I donated online to the American Red Cross. You can get local news directly from the source at NewsOK.com.
When I heard about the looters I was outraged even though I'm not surprised.  Every natural disaster brings out leeches and parasites, but it's particularly sickening to imagine people whose first instinct, despite overwhelming tragedy, is to steal instead of help! Looters should be shot -- after first being forced to dig in the rubble for bodies and survivors!

To Tell The Truth

By Gary Varvel.

The Chicago Way is The Obama Way

Billy Cunningham read this John Kass column aloud on his radio show last night. This is a must read, and it should make every American extremely angry, but instead it will probably only provoke the usual blase reaction when it comes to this president: it's the "new normal"!

Food, Glorious Jewish Food!

From Tablet Magazine, here's a poem called Ode to the Latke, by Edward Stankiewicz.  Just reading it made my mouth water.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Arrogance of Power

This is what it's come to:  "Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer appeared on Fox News Sunday and made the astounding claim that asking questions about the President's actions during the terror attack 'is offensive.'" As Doug Ross says, "It wasn't offensive to question the President's actions when G. W. Bush served. Remember the incredible questions the media raised after the 9/11 attacks regarding Bush's seven minutes reading The Pet Goat to an elementary school class? How the media portrayed Bush as cowardly and clueless for taking seven whole minutes to respond?"
I guess it's only offensive to ask questions and demand answers when the president in question happens to be a Democrat.

By the way, in case you've forgotten: it's Bush's fault!  Howie Carr has a reminder for you.

Yearning for Simpler Things

What a delightful column by Joe Queenan in the Wall Street Journal! Titled "If It Ain't Broke, Don't Break It", he mourns the loss of things like "normal M&Ms, leg room, and good Pacino movies". He writes,  "There are many other examples. Remember toilets that flushed not by magic but with a handle? Faucets you could turn on without having to wave your hands spasmodically in front of a kryptonite-powered motion detector? Paper-towel dispensers that could be used without knowing a secret set of rituals handed down by the Knights Templar?"

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Holocaust Hero

If Obama can get a Nobel Peace Prize for doing absolutely nothing, Nicholas Winton ought to be a shoe-in. All he did was save 669 children from the Nazi death camps.

Business McCarthyism

This mentality should be considered yet another Obama scandal. The Home Depot's Bernie Marcus has a column in the Christian Science Monitor, the headline of which is,  "When seemingly organized Obamacare supporters attack small business leaders who express concern about the health-care law, job creators are no longer just uncertain about how their business will be impacted by the law. They are afraid – for their businesses and to speak out."  Read the story of businessman Mike Ruffer, threatened after speaking out. It's business-related McCarthyism, and it's frightening.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Watcher's Council

The Council has spoken! Here are the latest Watcher's Council winners.

Jews in the News

My, what a cheery, inspiring video this is:   "Egyptian Cleric Sami Abu Al-'Ala Calls On God To Annihilate Jews, Make Them Widows And Orphans."  I wonder if this one provoked any spontaneous demonstrations?

In all the outrage over the IRS, the news that Jewish groups were targeted hasn't gotten the attention it deserves.  How nice of this administration to make Jews and conservatives so welcome!

How about a definition from the Yiddish Vinkyl?

Hero of the Day

I am sick and tired of bad manners, inconsideration towards others, and continual bellowing on cell phones everywhere you go. So Kevin Williamson deserves a Tony award, in my opinion: "A theater critic is unrepentant after he quite literally took the law into his own hands and smashed the cellphone of another patron who refused to stop using it during a performance on Wednesday night." If only we can get him to silence the golf fans who bellow "In the hole!" during tournaments!

Krauthammer on Obama

Last night on Fox News, Charles Krauthammer said this:  "He can't even run the bureaucracy, that's what we're seeing. There's arrogance here, of course, but there is incompetence of the highest order. You know, it's not surprising he never ran a candy store until he became president... The pose he has is the bystander. 'I learned about it in the press.' Attorney General: 'I have no idea how any of this is happening with AP.' Everybody is pretending DHS, who knows how the felons were released. They are all acting like the heads of the government are bystanders who get informed by reading the paper in the morning."   
It's as if all these scandals have been happening to someone else, not to him or by him and his administration.  His outrage and his pledges to investigate are good acting, or he's living in another world. He's disengaged, and he hopes voters are just as disengaged, so they will continue to vote Democrat in 2016.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A Stickler for Punctuation

This article about the apostrophe is both amusing and infuriating. And there's actually a blog devoted to its misuse (or should I say it's misuse?)

Lots 'o Links

The news gets worse each day, especially the stink emitting from the rotting fish at the White House.  The Republicans must take care not to gloat or say the wrong thing, otherwise the Democrats with their attack machine will do an awful lot of damage to the GOP, and all of these scandals will be forgotten and forgiven in the resulting feeding frenzy. Check out the latest news at Betsy's Page, at Maggie's Farm, and at Larwyn's Linx.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Children of the Holocaust

Last night I stumbled upon this Frontline documentary when it was halfway through, but what I saw was so haunting and moving I'll never forget it. It's "Never Forget to Lie", a powerful documentary by Marian Marzynsk about child survivors of the Holocaust. One of the many memorable scenes was when the filmmaker told the story of his father's watch. People today think everything is a hardship. This, surviving the Holocaust, was a hardship, and so were the sacrifices parents made for their children.

He Is Not A Crook

The title of today's top story at Larwyn's Linx tells you everything you need to know about this disgrace of a president: What the White House Doesn't Know Will Shock You.  Our enemies must be getting plenty of propaganda value out of all this. I'll be interested to see how long the media outcry will last, though -- probably just until they find a Republican scandal to report on.

Argus Hamilton has his own takes on the scandals, here and here.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Lying Lowlife of the Day

We have heard this kind of story too many times, but there ought to be a special punishment for con artists like this: "Mother-of-two admits to faking cancer and conning friends out of $20,000 to pay for medical expenses and dream wedding". Just think of the lengths she went to -- how selfish and greedy!

Jay Carney

Look carefully -- here's yet another great Michael Ramirez cartoon.

Don't Jump To Conclusions

Why worry or think the worst when you hear news like this?  "Saudi man arrested with pressure cooker at Detroit airport."  I'm sure there's a perfectly logical explanation!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Enemies List 2

If this isn't Nixonian, I don't know what is: "IRS scrutiny went beyond Tea Party, targeting of conservative groups broader than thought". Plus you have the liberal Associated Press complaining about phone taps.  There's one thing I am waiting to see -- who is Obama's John Dean?  Will anyone in his administration mention a "cancer on the presidency"?  And if so, will anyone bother to report it?

Guilty!

I'm glad he was found guilty of murdering babies born alive, but  how were the women "victimized" by Dr. Gosnell if they were voluntarily going to his clinic to murder their own babies? The only victims are the babies. There would be need for abortion clinics in the first place if you didn't have such a steady stream of customers. Also, remember that this story wasn't even getting any media coverage at all because it hurt the liberal agenda. So there's a lot of hypocrisy here.

PC Or Not PC?

Andrea Peyser has a good column about the idiocy that is political correctness.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!


Thanks to my wonderful mother, and my grandmothers, for loving me and for teaching me the morals, the manners, and the values you rarely see anymore.

Killer Crush

Are you the least surprised by this idiocy? I'm not.  "Thousands of American teen girls are crushing on Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19 — and leading a social-media movement to exonerate him. The swooning teens will not accept allegations that the college kid — whom they refer to by his nickname, 'Jahar' — and his brother, Tamerlan, 26, killed three and maimed hundreds by setting off bombs at the April 15 race. While some scrawl the hashtag '#FreeJahar' on their hands with markers, an 18-year-old in Topeka, Kan., is going to the extreme — she wants Dzhokhar’s words inked on her arm forever."

The Return of Robert Langdon

If you like Dan Brown's novels, such as "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels & Demons", you'll be glad to know his new book, "Inferno", starring Robert Langdon, will be out next week. I was amused at this review, which is written in Brown's own style.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

News Tidbits

* Here are some thoughts on Benghazi from The Anchoress.
* Headline in the Boston Herald: Virginia Officials: Tamerlan Burial a Grave Injustice. They should have sent the body to Al Qaeda.
* It's about time that the media admitted this: "We Are Getting Big Stories Wrong".  It's not that they're getting big stories wrong, it's that they are ignoring big stories if they are damaging to Obama.  They are accomplices to the Administration.
* GM is building a Cadillac plant -- in China. Do they unemployed here even care?
* Here's Cindy Adams' yearly tribute to her mother.
* Meanwhile, this is the warped way the White House marks Mother's Day; by celebrating free birth control!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Watcher's Council

The Council has spoken! Here are the latest Watcher's Council winners.

New World Trade Center

Take a look at the photos in this history of the World Trade Center. I still miss the towers, though.

Neither Rain Nor Snow Nor Disaster

Smithsonian.com always has interesting articles. Take a look at these examples of postal history.

Tabloid TV

I just love it when writers think the same way I do. In his column,  Bernard Goldberg talks about "Jodi Arias, Cable TV, and a Nation Fascinated by Shiny Objects." He writes, "Mike Huckabee, the Fox News host, said that the Benghazi hearings would lead to the downfall of Barack Obama, that when the facts came out Mr. Obama would not be able to finish his presidency. That is nothing but wishful thinking masquerading as political analysis. Americans don't care about Benghazi. Not all Americans, of course, just most Americans.  But they care about Jodi Arias because shallow people like shiny objects. That's why they love to follow car chases on TV, even when the culprit is only some doofus who stole a piece of gum from a 7-11. The chase can go on for hours. They'll keep watching. Car chases are more interesting than real news any day." That's sadly true, and you can see it personified in Greta Van Susteren, who I usually like. When she talks about politics on her show, she's great. But she turns into another person when there's a murder or disappearance involving a woman, and then her show becomes unwatchable.

The Audacity of Benghazi Lies

Mark Steyn sums it up: ‘How empty and dead’ were they to let Chris Stevens die for ‘Obama-Clinton fiction?’

Thug Gets His Comeuppance

How dare healthy young punks rob and attack the elderly?  The punishment and the stigma should be much harsher than they are.  So I'm glad to see a happy ending to a story like this.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Argus Hamilton Quips

Check out the writer's latest column, which includes such takes on the news as this: "Hillary Clinton will be given the Helen Keller Humanitarian Award in New York next week. She did great things despite being blind and deaf. Somehow you knew Hillary Clinton would come up with a fool-proof defense for missing the Benghazi terrorist attacks."

Nazi Scum

The Germans arrested 93 year old Nazi Hans Lipschis this week. As this National Geographic article says, "'Even though most of those on both lists are now in their late 80s or 90s, their age is no reason to stop seeking justice', said Zuroff, who is the author of Operation Last Chance: One Man's Quest to Bring Nazi Criminals to Justice. 'Don't look at these people and say they look frail and weak. Think of someone who at the height of his powers devoted his energies to murdering men, women, and children.'" And always remember that these criminals unfortunately lived much longer than their innocent victims did.

Lots 'o Links

Get read for some good reading from Maggie's Farm, Betsy's Page, and Larwyn's Linx.

Birthday Bass


Yesterday Google had a Doodle in honor of the birthday of movie title designer Saul Bass, who created the openings of such classics as "Psycho" and "Vertigo".  Above is the famous opening to my favorite comedy. The color, music, and opening credits alone are funnier than many of today's movies.

Benghazi Testimony

As Charles Hurt says, Benghazi shows the Democrats at their most desperate.  From the highlights (or lowlights) I saw last night, the Republicans want to get at the truth, and the Dems want to get at the Republicans.  The testimony of Mr. Hicks was very moving; he has no ulterior motives, nor do the others.  Obama did have an ulterior motive: to get reelected.  I wish they could get the maker of the blamed video to testify as well, but he's in jail and silent. Can you imagine what he'd have to say?

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Believe It Or Not

Vanity Fair has an article about Robert L. Ripley,  whose life seems to have been as interesting as his subject matter.

Testing, 1-2-3!

I have excellent hearing, but I didn't hear the sound in this test.  Did you?

Jewish Mothers

The Jewish Daily Forward had a contest in which it asked readers to describe a Jewish mother in only 6 words.  Of the twelve best entries, I like this one most: "Unconditional love but hates my outfit."

Smearing the Truth

When you see a list of the Obama intimidation tactics used against anyone who criticizes this administration, you think of Nixon and the enemies list, and the Herblock cartoons of Nixon and buckets of tar.  I'm glad Michelle Malkin included Gerald Walpin in this article, because what happened to him was a disgrace.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

News Tidbits

I'm happy the girls missing for ten years were rescued in Cleveland. It's wonderful news for their families, and I hope they throw the book at the kidnappers. But I can do without the 24-hour saturation news coverage and every single detail, thank you.

Here's some depressing news: "10,962,532: U.S. Disability Beneficiaries Exceed Population of Greece".  How embarrassing is that? It's shameful we have a nation of part-time workers and full-time con artists.

A race against time:  "Decades after the Holocaust, experts have documented the names of about 4.2 million of the roughly 6 million Jews who were killed by the Nazis in World War II, and officials are going door-to-door in a race to record the memories of elderly survivors before their stories are lost forever."

Benghazi Day of Reckoning


Here's an excellent article about Benghazi: "Vindicated: Charges Of A Benghazi Cover-Up No Longer ‘Fox-Induced Hysteria’".  It's never been hysteria, as we all knew as soon as Obama and Hillary spent $60 million on an ad campaign in which they apologized to the Muslims for that "filthy video"! I'm glad to see that Jammie Wearing Fools also clearly remembers that. Can we taxpayers get our money back now?

Will the hearings be televised the way the Watergate hearings were, or will only Fox bother to cover them? And will the Obama-fawning media continue to protect him?

Monday, May 06, 2013

Civil War Photographs

I've always been amazed at this remarkable photograph of Lincoln, which looks as if it had been snapped only yesterday rather than 150 years ago!  It's part of an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

"The Godfather Part 4: Benghazi"

For some strange reason, I keep thinking about that scene in "The Godfather Part 2" when Pentangeli is supposed to testify against Michael Corleone.  Unfortunately, he changes his mind when he sees that Michael has arrived in the courtroom with Frankie's brother from Italy in tow.  Let's just hope there will be no brothers showing up to prevent the truth from being told during Wednesday's testimony.

Nazi Captured!

Good news: "Auschwitz Guard Who Was No. 4 on 'Most Wanted' Nazi List Arrested in Germany." The bad news is that, at 93, he is like so many other Nazis who have somehow had a much longer life than his victims.

Moochers and Pooches

Excuse me, but if you can't afford to even feed yourself, why should you expect the rest of us to pay for you AND your pets?

Here's another one:  "Millions of ex-felons, parolees and those on probation are about to be entitled to tax-payer paid health coverage."

Washington must think we taxpayers have unlimited funds.  It's outrageous to think we don't mind paying $6.3 trillion for benefits for illegals on top of everything else.  It's like Obamacare -- if you don't want it, you shouldn't be forced to pay for it.  It's the liberals who push for these programs, so let them pay for it!


Sunday, May 05, 2013

Haveil Havalim Time

Haveil Havalim #406 is up at It's MY Crisis & I'll Cry If I Need To, by Yocheved Golani, who is "repairing the 'Patients are Clueless and Powerless' status quo of medical care."

Standing Up for the Jews at the World Jewish Congress

Here's the speech by Amb. Ronald S.Lauder at the opening dinner of the World Jewish Congress. In it, he said the following:
"We see that Jews and other minorities are singled out, vilified, demonized. We see that more and more people openly deny the Holocaust, which happens to be one of the most well documented tragedies in history.
We see that a growing number of people actually believe the old canard that Jews control world finance, or the media, or everything.
And we see that Jews again are being blamed for economic troubles.
Today, there are members of the Hungarian Parliament who want the government to draw up 'Lists of Jews' who hold public office. That sends out warning signals around the world."

And we also see these repulsive protesters with their swastika signs and their chants of "Sieg Heil" that makes you wonder if we've stepped into a time warp. For shame!

Saturday, May 04, 2013

News Tidbits

The names of the Benghazi whistleblowers have been revealed. I hope they have bodyguards to protect them until they can testify. The liberal press has been portraying them as some sort of publicity-seeking crackpots, but when you see the names and their positions in the government, you realize how serious this is. You can be sure the media and the Obama administration will do their best to discredit them and their testimony.

Anyone want to take up a collection to ship the body of the Boston terrorist back to Chechnya?  The unfeeling people of Boston don't want him buried in Massachusetts.

This is proof that Israel is the Little Country That Could: Israel strikes Syrian missiles shipped to Hezbollah.  Israel does everyone else's dirty work and gets only condemnation and disrespect in return.

Watcher's Council

The Council has spoken! Here are the latest Watcher's Council winners.

Friday, May 03, 2013

The New World Trade Tower Spire


Laugh? I Never Thought I'd Start!

Good for the judge and her verdict: "Iowa - Unemployment benefits have been denied to two women fired from their Iowa jobs for offensively joking about burning Jews....Plant officials testified at unemployment claims hearings that other workers saw the two carrying a toy Easy Bake oven with gingerbread men inside on Dec. 19. One of the workers says the two wished their colleagues happy Hanukkah and said, 'We’re burning the Jews.'"  What warped minds, to think like that!

Jobs Report


From The Looking Spoon.

No More Excuses

It's always a relief (especially when you're surrounded by liberals all day) when you read something that expresses the same views you hold. So I was glad to read Howie Carr's latest column, which starts out this way: "Throw the book at them! Please, no more talk about how they’re 'only' 19 years old and they don’t understand the customs of the Western world. Deportation is way too easy. Two weeks ago, if they call 911 after they get the infamous “lol” text from Junior Terrorist, Sean Collier is alive today. Obstruction of justice, misprision of a felony — call it whatever you want, these punks are responsible for one death and the near-death of T cop Richard Donohue."

And, with this administration, just how heinous and cold-blooded does an attack have to get before you finally drop the political correctness and ridiculous excuses and admit it's terrorism?

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Protecting Their Privacy!

"Privacy"? Spare me. These evil creeps forfeited their privacy and their rights when they decided to kill people and then help hide the evidence!

What Israel Has To Cope With

Here's what ignoring Muslim terrorism gets you: Evelyn Gordon reports on Hamas Schools Teaching Children How to Kill Israelis–with Real Guns:"This is the reality journalists and diplomats consistently ignore, because it disrupts their comfortable theory that Israeli-Palestinian peace could be made tomorrow if Israel would just cede a little more territory. But the truth is that Israeli-Palestinian peace will never be made until Palestinian leaders do two things: stop teaching their children that killing Israelis is life’s greatest glory, and start providing their people with a decent life instead."  

Caroline Glick says Israel has been brought to its knees by the U.S., and it's time Netanyahu confronted Obama. (It's about time someone -- anyone! -- confronted Obama!)


Lots 'o Links

For the best reading, cruise the web with Betsy's Page, visit Maggie's Farm, and check out Larwyn's Linx.  Also, here's hypocrisy for you; Walter Williams explains liberal suffering and confusion;  and you should read about RG3 and PC.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Moronic Nonsense of the Day

Do these idiots not realize how foolish they sound? "Young children should not have best friends because it could leave others feeling ostracised and hurt, the headmaster of a leading prep school has said."  This obsession with feeeeeeeeeeeelings happens with adults, too, where you shouldn't even go out for lunch with a co-worker because other co-workers might feel left out. What has happened to people, especially grownups, that they have become this overly sensitive?? And why should the rest of us kowtow to them?

 

Terror on Campus

Here are the latest developments in the Boston Marathon bombings: "Three college friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev removed a laptop and backpack containing fireworks from his UMass Dartmouth dorm room just three days after two pressure cooker bombs — allegedly set by Tsarnaev and his brother — tore through the marathon, killing three and wounding more than 200, according to a criminal complaint filed today."  Isn't this sickening?  These three are also not "just boys", and at the very least they should be treated as accessories to murder or as terrorist associates. The excuses for terror have to stop. There seems to be a refusal to admit that evil exists, and as long as this continues, our country is in grave danger.

"Disability": Making Not Working Acceptable

This is what the removal of stigma has accomplished in our country: "How did this happen? For starters, we allowed it. It has become socially acceptable in some parts of America to not work when you actually could, and instead to collect a check from the taxpayers. And in some parts of America, this is utterly commonplace. In Hale County, Ala., according to a recent NPR series, nearly one in four working-age adults is on disability. And on the day their checks arrive, NPR noted, 'banks stay open late, Main Street fills up with cars, and anybody looking to unload an old TV or armchair has a yard sale.' Things have got to be pretty bad if NPR is doing a series on the issue." What a sad state of affairs when people are actually encouraged to sign up for all these benefits. Aren't people ashamed anymore? And what happened to men, who used to work at any job to provide for their own families, and who found it humiliating to be on the dole?  Let's hope this "new normal" becomes old very soon, or this will become a permanent condition from which America won't recover.