Monday, September 30, 2013

Jewish Antisemites

They are much worse than gentile antisemites. Men like Mark Bruzonsky who call themselves Jews have no excuse.

"I Will Not Comply"

Matthew May writes :" Like most members of the Congress that passed it and, undoubtedly, the president of the United States who signed it, I have not read the entirety of the ill-named Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Yet there is one aspect concerning that legislation of which I am certain: I will not comply...We are, however, drawing a line that the forces of repression, socialism, and tyranny must not.. cross.  Some might even color the line red.  Yet unlike a certain other, this red line is immovable.  I yield nothing on the plane of freedom.  I will not take any small step that is, in actuality, one giant leap backward to the darkness we thought we had vanquished. Who is with me?" I am, for one!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Breaking Bad..Very Good!

Wow! Not only was that the perfect finale, but it was extremely satisfying. I couldn't have asked for more.  Sundays nights will be much duller now.

Islam on the Attack

This latest savage attack doesn't seem to have gotten much attention: "Islamic terrorists kill at least 40 students in attack on Nigerian college."  Brendan O'Neill's column from yesterday says it all: "I'm sorry, but we have to talk about the barbarism of modern Islamist terrorism."  I'm NOT sorry at all. People didn't wake up to the Nazi menace either, until it was too late.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

A Story to Shame Those Who Refuse To Work

(Well, some of us can do it, anyway.) Just read this: "Original ‘Rosie the Riveter’ girl, now 93 years old, is still working on a California assembly line.  More than 70 years after she started her job, Elinor Otto is still riveting away at a Boeing plant in Long Beach. The 93-year-old has no plans to stop. Every weekday morning, she gets up at 4 a.m. and drives over to the Boeing plant in Long Beach, where she punches rivets into C-17 cargo planes." 

Shut Up and Sit Down - Permanently!

I like this Eric Golub column titled "Government shutdown? How about a government shut up?"  And this Washington Times editorial says what we've known for years:  "President Obama is the most audacious president in memory, mostly because he knows that no matter how outlandish his pronouncements, there’s a willingness among Americans to grant a little more indulgence. Mr. Obama’s cockiness was on full display Thursday when he told an audience at Prince George’s Community College in Largo that when his signature health care law crashes and burns it’ll be the fault of the Republicans."

In today's mail I received a nauseating notice from the U.S. Department of Labor saying "this notice provides some basic information about the new Health Insurance Marketplace and employment-based coverage offered by your employer. Open enrollment for health insurance coverage through the Marketplace begins in October 2013 for coverage starting as early as January 1, 2014." If you are working, and if you are already getting health insurance at work, why on earth would you want to switch to socialist insurance administered by a government you can't even trust?

Friday, September 27, 2013

Watchers Council

The Council has spoken! Here are the latest Watchers Council winners.

Arsonists, Extremists & Anarchists -- Oh My!

No, that's not a description of Al Qaeda -- it's Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi describing Republicans opposed to Obamacare,  Just wait, because the Obamacare propaganda and name-calling have only gotten started. At Doug Ross @ Journal, you can read Neil Cavuto's commentary ripping into both Obamacare and Obama's ongoing attack on Fox News. An excerpt:

"Fox News didn't say you can cover 30 million more Americans and not see a hit in premiums.
You did.
Fox News didn't say you could throw in those with pre-existing conditions and not have to pay for it.
You did.
Fox News didn't all but say you could get something for nothing.
You did.
Fox News didn't come back years later and say, oh yea, we did raise some taxes.
You did."

We didn't vote for him or for this -- YOU did!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Is He Kidding?

"Five days after terrorists launched a deadly assault inside a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Attorney General Eric Holder said the U.S. intelligence community still has not seen 'any specific, credible evidence' that al Shabab, an Al Qaeda off-shoot based in Somalia, is planning to do anything in the U.S. 'I'm not sure they have the capacity to do anything in the United States,' Holder added. 'It doesn't mean, however, we will not take the threat that they pose ... as a serious one.'"  That's what people assumed about Al Qaeda, too, before September 11, 2001, yet they sure had the capacity 12 years ago to fly 3 passenger jets into targets!

Obamacare D(isaster)-Day

Here's one of too many articles illustrating the disaster that Obamacare will certainly be.  The fact is that those of us who didn't vote for Obama and who had no say in the implementation of Obamacare will now be forced to suffer the consequences because of it. The only people who trust this administration to administer their health care are either complete idiots or delusional liberals -- or both.

Lots o' Links

Check out the latest and greatest articles at Betsy's Page, Larwyn's Linx, and Maggie's Farm.  I like the phrase "Cruz Control" and admired Ted Cruz's filibuster in support of GOP spine, something that's been sadly lacking.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

If At First You Succeed, Fail, Fail Again!

I saw this idiotic news on Fox tonight:  "At least one parent in a California youth football league is throwing a flag at the new enforcement of a $200 fine and possible suspension of a any coach who allows his team to win a game by 35 points or more."  I'm surprised it's only one parent who is objecting to this stupidity.  Welcome to the dumbed-down world of Obama, where success is seen as unfair to everyone else.  What next,  having the National Spelling Bee contestants misspell words rather than win?  Purposely goofing off in class so you won't make the Honor Roll? Getting the questions wrong on "Jeopardy" in order that the runners-up don't have their feelings hurt?  Botching your job interview so that someone else can get hired instead?

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Old Photographs

I love things like this: National Geographic: Then and Now -- in pictures.

Fighting The War on Terrorism

This article is titled ""The Return of Terror: Lessons of the Nairobi Shopping Mall Siege".  (The words "the return of" should be deleted, since terror has never gone away in the first place) In it, Christopher Dickey points out that "The Bush administration’s 'global war on terror' may be over, but the terrorists’ global war on us is not."

Argus Hamilton Quips

I found this amusing zinger in his latest column: "Washington D.C. implemented a program that pays residents twelve thousand dollars if they will move close to their place of business. The program is already a hit. In fact just yesterday, three thousand prostitutes moved in right across the street from Congress."

The Famous Pinstripes

Here's a nice article, with video clips, on five great Yankee farewells.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Philately Will Get You Everywhere!

Here's a nice article about the William H. Gross Stanp Gallery.

What Part of 'Islamic Terrorism' Do You Still Not Understand?

Between the slaughter of non-Muslims at the Westgate Mall and the attacks on Christians, is there any doubt left that these evil terrorists want to kill us?  No amount of pro-Muslim propaganda or protestations that they are the religion of peace will change that fact. The lack of outrage and the continued caving to political correctness, even after everything that's gone on before and since 9/11/01, continues to amaze me. And the fact that some of the Mall murderers were Americans makes this even more unforgivable.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Barbarians at the Gate

CNN is doing the best job covering the Al Qaeda attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, where nearly 70 people have been massacred, 175 injured, and 30 hostages held.  Israel is helping Kenya to end the siege.  "Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta told reporters Sunday afternoon the Kenyan people had showed resiliency as a nation and would triumph against the attackers. The tragedy was also personal for Kenyatta; one of his nephews and his fiancee were among the dead. 'They shall not get away with their despicable, beastly acts. Like the cowardly perpetrators now cornered in the building, we will punish the masterminds swiftly and indeed very painfully,' Kenyatta said." Let's hope so. If this was a dry run, you wonder how long it will be before they brutally attack a mall here on a similar scale.  You can read more about the tactics of these savages over at Jihad Watch.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Watcher's Council

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

Jihadi Slaughter in Kenya

From Lucianne.com today:  "The death toll grew to 30 people in Saturday's attack by gunmen on an upscale shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, leading to a fierce gun battle with police and a hostage standoff, authorities said. Several hours after the attack, Al-Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked militant group based in Somalia, claimed responsibility for the deadly attack."  I suppose they too were mentally ill and hearing voices.

White Sheets in Norrh Dakota

I saw this vile news story on CNN last night:  "A small town in North Dakota has reportedly formed a legal defense fund to stop a longtime white supremacist from taking over the town-- population 24-- and turning it into an all-white enclave. 'We need people from across the state to come alongside of us and show support that they don’t believe in what this guy is doing,' Lee Cook, a Leith City Council member told The Bismarck Tribune. 'There are a lot of people who could speak up. It’s not tricky. Silence, to me, means that whatever he’s doing is OK.'" Well, it's not OK, and people across the country, never mind just the state, should donate to that fund to keep the racists and the anti-semites out!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Never Ask The Goyim

This is cute: Don't Ask Non-Jews This, questions listed in a column by Marnie Winston-Macauley at Aish.

Work: It's Not A Dirty Word

Isn't it a shame that our country has become so dependent on government for all their needs that a writer like Marta H. Mossberg is forced to point out the obvious?  "Today, 5.7 million fewer Americans are working or looking for work. This drop accounts for virtually the entire reduction of the unemployment rate since 2009—those not looking for work do not count as unemployed. If there aren’t jobs, more people will need government assistance in an ever growing unvirtuous cycle that makes government bigger specifically because of its incompetence...But the bigger issue is psychological and moral. Work brings meaning and purpose to people’s lives. With the number of able bodied adults not working at record lows, it means a lot of people are adrift, and their families and ultimately the nation with them."  There ought to be an ad campaign touting the value of work, rather than ads encouraging people to sign up for Obamaphones and food stamps.

Animal House

Now I've heard everything. 300 teenaged thugs trashed a man's home while he was away. They bragged about it on social media. Now the homeowner wants to shame these vandals, so he is reposting their tweets and photos. The reaction of the parents of these animals? THEY are suing HIM, the victim!  At the least, these delinquents should be arrested, and they and their so-called parents should be made to pay for the damages. But we're living in a liberal fantasyland, and this will never happen.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Lots 'o Links

Read the latest news over at Betsy's Page, at Maggie's Farm, and at Larwyn's Linx.  Forget the mainstream media -- this is news for the rest of us!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Obamacare Side Effects


I love this Bob Gorrell cartoon.

Writing Bad

Not only is "Breaking Bad" a great show to watch,  it's also a great show to read about in the post-episode online recaps. I always read them and am never disappointed, especially when it comes to the writing of  Matt Zoller Seitz and Maureen Ryan. If you still can't get enough, here's a roundup of other online synopses.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Bad Comparison of the Day

The comedian Dick Gregory wasn't joking when he said this: "When you look at Hitler and those thugs, you can put Wal-Mart right next to them." The "crowd" of 150 people at the rally at which he spoke probably never even heard of Hitler.

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Liberal World

Isn't it amazing that you aren't mentally ill enough to keep you from working and getting glowing reviews from the Navy and buying a gun and bypassing security; but you are mentally ill enough to avoid direct responsibility for a murder spree and even be considered a victim?

The King of Ugly

Ugh! This sad & homely blobfish has been named the ugliest animal on earth.  If you have a strong constitution, take a look at the other nominees.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Workplace Violence

Here we go again! This shooting at the Navy Yard sounds like Fort Hood, doesn't it?  They're saying it could be a "disgruntled worker."  Remember the good old days when men could handle bad news? Now they just go on killing rampages instead. Following the usual script, the gun, not the shooter(s), will be blamed for the murders of all these poor, innocent people, and we will be forced to hear about the "root causes". I think I will keep the TV off tonight so I don't get even angrier.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

News Blackout

From TIME magazine: "How to never see any Miley Cyrus news again."  Maybe next they can come up with a way we can avoid seeing Obama in the news.

Outpouring of Grief

Here's a touching tribute:  letters sent to Jacqueline Kennedy from people grief-stricken by the assassination of her husband.  "The numbers are staggering: Some 45,000 cards, letters and telegrams arrived within three days of the cataclysmic news — 'President Kennedy died at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time,' a shaken CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite confirmed on Nov. 22, 1963 — jumping to 800,000 within seven weeks and ultimately topping 1 million."  Today, sending e-mails and tweets just don't have the same emotional power as that of a personal card or letter.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Yiddish Time

If you need a better word for "stubborn", check out Harold Ticktin's latest Yiddish Vinkl column!

From Cradle to Grave

I agree with Silvio Canto, Jr., when he writes that "the welfare state is way too big when I pay for your baby's birth."   I work and pay my taxes, and I don't want to pay for your health care, your "free" phones, your Internet service, the home you can't afford, your abortions, or anything else you should be paying for (or working off) yourself.

Redistribution of Jobs

I was a bit surprised to see this article about the real unemployment numbers in the liberal Jewish Daily Forward, and the fact that people have stopped bothering to look for work.  Usually the liberal news outlets don't admit these things.  However, I strongly disagree with J.J. Goldberg's suggestion that "We might divide up jobs, giving everyone a 30-hour work week and ensuring that every job pays enough to live decently."  Sorry -- under Obama we already have the redistribution of wealth; I don't want the redistribution of our jobs as well.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Watcher's Council

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

Argus Hamilton Quips

Here is the news in zingers, including this item: "President Obama's proposal to bomb Syria's chemical and military sites drew outcries from the Vatican and protest marches in world capitals. Just how badly is this idea polling? People in Kenya are claiming that President Obama was born in the United States."
(Cartoon by Walt Handelsman)

Hippieville College

I agree with this National Review editorial on the disgraceful heckling of General Petraeus at CUNY.  He's no saint as a man, but as a military man and head of the CIA, he has accomplished more in his life than these so-called students will ever do.  Obama thinks that every person should go to college. This proves that not everyone deserves to.  You wonder what these people will amount to. Last I heard, "professional agitator" was not a full-time occupation.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Typewriter


Here's a nice tribute to a typewriter repairman -- and to the typewriter itself: "Some of our younger readers may wonder what a typewriter is. Not really, of course. But there's a pretty good chance that anyone under the age of 25 has never had to use one, being lucky enough to be born in the digital age and word processing. But for us old timers, the typewriter is a touchstone to a different time, a different America. The IBM Selectric was hugely popular in offices during the 1970's and most of the 80's. If you worked in an office during that time, chances are you used one."  I learned to type on a heavy old Underwood manual typewriter and later graduated at work to the wonderful IBM Selectric, the touch and sound of which I can still remember.

Simon Says

Read the amusing column by Roger L. Simon about Putin's New York Times op-ed piece.  Obama has brought all this on himself, has made America look weak and stupid, and has created a new Cold War.  In his column, Simon says: "The Times should open up more space to President Putin. Perhaps he should be featured in the sports and travel sections. He is known to be a great hunter and fisherman. As recently as this year he apparently caught the biggest pike on record. Who knows? He may out swim Mao yet, or even Diana Nyad. So he is just the man for the New York Times — an international liar who has just made a complete fool of the president of the United States and shamed our country in the process while putting into question the entire future of the Middle East. For his next column, perhaps he can finally tell us what happened in Benghazi. Sadly, there’s a better chance he’ll do it than our own administration."

Lots 'o Links

Time for some interesting posts from around the blogosphere, at Betsy's Page, at Maggie's Farm, and at Larwyn's Linx.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

I agree with T.J. McCormack, who says we should never move on from the evil, pain, loss, and lessons of September 11.   Read the whole thing.

And don't forget Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith and Ty Woods, who were murdered in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.

Justice has not been served in either attack.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Obama's Reassuring Words on Syria

Click on this great cartoon by Bob Gorrell.

Tonight I am following the speech via the drunkblogger Stephen Green at VodkaPundit. It's the best way to listen to Obama without actually hearing his voice. I'm not a drinker, but I may start after witnessing the events of the past week.

September 10, 2001: The Last Normal Day

What New Yorkers saw on the front page of the Times on 
September 11, 2001:

What the world knew on September 12, 2011:


Monday, September 09, 2013

Watcher's Council

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

A Touching Tribute

In Kansas City yesterday, "343 firefighters, one for every brother lost on 9/11, strapped on 80 pounds of gear and climbed 110 stories" in memory of the brave members of the New York Fire Department who were killed on September 11.

Saving Both of His Faces

Oh brother:  "White House and State Department officials said Monday they’re open to proposals by Russia to put Syria’s stocks of chemical weapons under international control, but that such talk is no reason for the U.S. to back away from President Barack Obama’s threat of a military strike."  Russia will look like great diplomats coming to our rescue, and Obama will probably claim credit for it, as if he didn't get us into this mess in the first place. He is a real дурачить (fool), and he's succeeded in making our country look weak and stupid.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Remembering September 11

I disagree with this article at Variety, which claims that the "annual cycle of anniversary shows cheapen the milestones that they aim to celebrate."  We're not celebrating anything -- we are remembering that traumatic attack and honoring the victims and the rescuers, and it's important that we never forget it. I watch these programs every year and consider them important and necessary.

Here's an article about the sacred relics on display at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

Ignoble Peace Prize

I loved Judge Jeanine Pirro's opening statement on her show last night, in which she attacked Obama on Syria and demanded he return his Nobel Peace Prize.  From the Oct.9, 2009 New York Times:  "Announcing the award, the Nobel committee cited Mr. Obama 'for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples' and said that he had 'created a new climate in international politics.'"  Yes, he definitely has done that -- he's created a bad climate in international politics!

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Playing "Taps"

The Weekly Standard has an article about the dedicated volunteer buglers who play "Taps" at military funerals.

When Political Correctness Trumps Common Sense

Excusing the Obama presidency: "Liberal Activist Ed Asner Explains Hollywood Silence On Obama, Syria: They 'Don't Want to Feel Anti-Black.'"

Friday, September 06, 2013

Remembering the Heroes

Blackfive has a great post about Rick Rescorla, one of the many heroes on September 11, 2001. If you need to know more, read  the James B. Stewart book "Heart Of A Soldier"

It's Still The Economy, Stupid!

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — "The U.S. created a modest 169,000 jobs in August, hiring was much weaker in July than previously believed and more stopped looking for work in a sign that labor-market conditions worsened toward the end of the summer."

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Happy Birthday, Vanity Fair Magazine!

Check out all the great articles and photographs in celebration of 100 Years of Vanity Fair.  One of the articles is by Laura Hillenbrand, the wonderful author of "Seabiscuit" and "Unbroken".

Lots 'o Links

Here's your good reading for the week, courtesy of Larwyn's Linx, Maggie's Farm, and Betsy's Page.  And check out this excellent retort to the Demogogues' Democrats' cry of racism over voter ID.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

HAPPY ROSH HASHANAH ... FROM IRAN?

I nearly plotzed when I saw this on Fox News just now, and I had to go online to see if this was a hoax: "Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s English-language Twitter account sent out this message just before sunset, Tehran time, wishing Jews a happy Rosh Hashanah, which is the Jewish new year and begins at sundown: As the sun is about to set here in I wish all Jews, especially Iranian Jews, a blessed Rosh Hashanah." Hoax or not, it sure sounds good to me, especially after being called "vermin" for years by Ahmadinejad.

Moral Outrage Against Obama

Funny how the murders of  four Americans in Benghazi wasn't a "moral outrage", but Syria is.  Odd how orders were given to stand down in Benghazi, but we're talking about fighting on the side of Al Qaeda in Syria. Let's hope some of the Republicans have the gumption to point out the hypocrisy when they vote against military strikes.

Here's an excerpt from a USA Today editorial by Glenn H. Reynolds: "But the real question is how we got in this situation to begin with. And the answer is, through a series of unfortunate decisions ranging from Obama's 2009 Cairo speech, which ignited the Arab Spring uprisings, through the mishandling of Libya and Benghazi, to his unscripted, and unthought-out, "red line" remarks.
Say what you will about George W. Bush's diplomacy, but he nurtured relationships with our most important allies -- like Britain -- and managed to put together a huge multinational coalition for his own foray against an Arab dictator suspected of having chemical weapons. Obama's diplomatic efforts -- championed by Hillary Clinton and, now, John Kerry -- are looking more and more inept by comparison: So far, our only ally in the proposed Syria venture is France, maybe.
But that's what happens when your diplomacy is a failure. Our friends are avoiding us, our foes aren't afraid of us, and it's looking more and more like nobody in charge knows what they're doing. It's enough to make you look back fondly on the smooth, capable diplomacy of the Jimmy Carter era. Alas, we have over three years of this left. One can only hope that we, and the world, will not pay too high a price for the ineptitude at the top."

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Argus Hamilton Quips

Here's the latest column which includes his takes on the news such as this one: "MLK anniversary speaker Melanie Campbell compared the Supreme Court to the Ku Klux Klan during her speech on the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday. That is so wrong. The KKK are a bunch of guys in white sheets that scare the hell out of black people while the Supreme Court's a bunch of guys in black sheets that scare the hell out of white people."

America: Not Being Taken Syriously

From Jed Babbin's column:   "The only reason for America to use its military power is to respond to or prevent an attack on us or our allies. To state the obvious, we have no duty to protect Syrians or residents of any nation that isn’t a real ally such as Israel (and to the exclusion of almost everyone else). May Obama have the same luck as British Prime Minister David Cameron, who — submitting a war resolution to Parliament last week — became the first Brit PM to be turned down since 1782."
Wall Street Journal editorial:  "Mr. Obama can read the polls, which show that most of the public opposes intervention in Syria. Around the world he has so far mobilized mainly a coalition of the unwilling, with even the British Parliament refusing to follow his lead. By comparison, George W. Bush on Iraq looks like Metternich."

I'm very disappointed in Boehner and Cantor for their spinelessness in going along with Obama on this, and yet I'm not surprised. They haven't exactly been strong leaders for the Republicans.

On the radio they were having a contest to come up with ideas for the U.S. war in Syria.  How about "Operation Laughingstock", "Operation Big Ego",  "Operation What Me Worry", "Operation Man-Caused Disaster", or "Operation It's Bush's Fault"?

Monday, September 02, 2013

For Star Trek Fans Only

This clever video clip was billed as the funniest thing on the Internet today, and as a "Star Trek" fan, I loved it.  (I'd like to see another version of this, with clips of Obama's speeches replacing the footage of Miley Cyrus. The reactions would be the same)

"Barack Obama’s Staggering Incompetence."

That's a perfect description of Obama's Syrian policy (and his entire presidency) by Peter Wehner of Commentary magazine:  In the column he writes, "The president of the United States is preparing in advance to shift the blame if his strike on Syria proves to be unpopular and ineffective. He’s furious about the box he’s placed himself in, he hates the ridicule he’s (rightly) incurring, but he doesn’t see any way out. What he does see is a political (and geopolitical) disaster in the making. And so what is emerging is what comes most naturally to Mr. Obama: Blame shifting and blame sharing. Remember: the president doesn’t believe he needs congressional authorization to act. He’s ignored it before. He wants it now. For reasons of political survival. To put it another way: He wants the fingerprints of others on the failure in Syria. Rarely has an American president joined so much cynicism with so much ineptitude."

HAPPY LABOR DAY!

Here's to us, those who believe in the work ethic, have worked all our lives and still work; those who like our jobs and are appreciated in return; those who haven't gone on strike, committed workplace violence, or complained about the "evil corporations" for which we work. We are the unsung heroes.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Covering September 11

Here are some of the most powerful newspaper and magazine covers from the weeks after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. On September 12, newspapers were able to use words like "evil" and "bastards" without worrying about the PC police; there was no "man-caused disaster" back then.

For It Before He Was Against It ...or Vice Versa

Here's a New York Times headline I never thought I'd see:  "Confusion, Anger and Mockery as Obama Delays Plan."

I found a link to the above graphic over at Instapundit. The punctuation is atrocious, but the the sentiment is correct.