Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Jihadist Parenting Skills

Dr. Spock they're not: Islamic State releases guide for how to raise jihadi children.  I sure hope they'll use the popular "How to stab a Jew" video.

Celebrity News

Here's a great uplifting article from the New York Daily News: "The Year of Taylor Swift: How the singer gave back to fans in the best ways ever." Not only is she talented, modest, and genuinely nice,  she doesn't feel the need to seek attention by way of the twerking, vulgarity, obscenity, sex tapes, nudity, and other shameless methods that talentless, desperate female "stars" use. It's always been refreshing to read about her.

I was sad to read about the death of Edward Herrmann. I'd never seen "Gilmore Girls" in my life -- for me, he was Franklin Roosevelt.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 Fabulous 50 Blog Award Winners

Want to discover a new blog or feel good about a current favorite blog? Then check out the 2014 Fabulous 50 Blog Award Winners at Doug Ross @ Journal!

Pope Obama

I thought I was hearing things when this news was broadcast: "Pope Francis to Catholics: It’s time to take action on global warming."

It's a Real Crime

Thanks, Obama, Sharpton, De Blasio and others! Thanks to your incitements, cops in the New York Police Department are now afraid to act like cops. "While the New York Police Department has continued its work of policing dangerous and violent criminal activity, quality of life policing has nearly come to a complete halt when statistics from December 20 to December 30, 2013 are compared with that same period this year." The only New Yorkers who are happy about this are the criminals.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Top Antisemites of the Year

Here's a list of the antisemitic outrages of 2014. (See more here at the Simon Weisenthal Center website.) That hideous Belgian "doctor" was the winner.  This is one top ten list I'd rather not even exist, but you can be sure there will be more such outrages in 2015.

Banning "Exodus" in Egypt

This is so typical of the Arabs that it's almost funny: "Egyptian Culture Minister Jabir Asfour slammed the film as 'Zionist', saying, according to CNN, 'It shows history from a Zionist viewpoint and forges historical events, therefore it is was banned in Egypt.'" Yes, it's definitely Zionist to show Pharoah as a slavemaster and show the Jews as the recipients of a miracle by God. They don't call us the Chosen People for nothing!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Flight QZ8501: Hoping For Better News

We still don't an an explanation for the disappearance of Malaysia flight MH370, and now comes word of a missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Indonesia to Singapore with 155 people on board. We can only hope for a better outcome for the families later today, but so far it sounds eerily familiar.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

News From The Alternate White House

James Raider has a good column called Selling Illusions, about Obama's recent lies that there will be no further terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, and that the world is safer and more prosperous than ever since he took office. He also said the other day that America is less racially divided now than before he became President. I don't know what alternate universe he lives in, or how he keeps a straight face when he utters these lies, but Gruber's stupid Americans keep falling for them. And the media is now calling Obama "the comeback kid" and saying his legacy is assured, etc. This is more of a hoax than that "The Interview" movie!

(Cartoon by Kevin Siers)

A Solid Blue Wall

Just as Americans united against the terrorists after September 11, we unite against domestic terrorism, which includes premeditated cop-killing, race-baiting, and the environment that encourages it.  You can't reason with terrorists, and you can't reason with liberals who prefer to blame everything on racism.

Here are photos from the funeral of Officer Ramos, with 23,000 police in attendance and in solidarity.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Watcher's Council News

The Council has spoken! Here are the latest Watcher's Council results.  The Council winner is Joshuapundit's What Christmas Really Means, And Why The Left Hates It.   The non-Council winner is Heather MacDonald/City Journal's The Big Lie of the Anti-Cop Left Turns Lethal submitted by The Watcher.

Can you guess who the Weasel of the Week is?  You're right: it's Mayor Bill De Blasio!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Lots 'o Links

Catch up with the latest news and gossip at Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.

I hope you said "Merry Christmas" today and didn't end up like this idiot:    "A passenger was tossed off a plane at La Guardia Airport on Tuesday after flipping out — because airline workers wished him a merry Christmas."

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

As Gerald D. Skoning writes in his enjoyable column, "Just days until Christmas, and I’ve heard enough 'Happy Holidays!' greetings to last a few lifetimes.  So, Merry Christmas everyone! Yes, that’s right, Merry Christmas! I’m done with that PC 'Happy Holidays' greeting that has dominated over the past several decades. I haven’t heard a hearty Merry Christmas in years. Why, even Santa has succumbed to the generic mantra, 'HO, HO, HO, Happy Holidays!' Bah, humbug. It’s just not right."

(Actually, since it's less about religion now and more about buying expensive gifts, how about saying Happy Shopmas?)

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Support Our Police!

It made me sick to see vile anti-police protesters in New York tonight, as if the assassinations of those two policemen never happened! Some brazen communist leader, Travis Morales, had despicable signs saying "Stop police brutality and murder", but not "Stop assassinations of police."  Read this article and tell me who the real villains are.

I'm sending a donation to help the families of the executed cops. Here's how you can help.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Looking Back

Greg Crosby gives us another nostalgic look back to the good old days. As our society grows increasingly more warped and unrecognizable, it's these memories that help sustain us.

He writes, "At this nostalgic time of year I think of things that are gone. Thoughts of those things that have passed away are bittersweet. Sad longings on the one hand, coupled with a heart filled with warmth and comfort as I recall them. Traveling back in memory is like the Doris Day tune, 'Sentimental Journey.' It's a sentimental journey home. And as long as the grey matter continues to function properly it's a wonderful trip."

Tribute to the Police

Now this is more like it!  "'In this time of tragic loss for the NYPD and all New Yorkers, we stand here with you,' [Rabbi Avi] Weiss declared at the vigil. 'You, the New York Police Department, are New York City’s finest – a racially diverse force.  Every day, you risk your lives for us.  You protect our synagogues, our churches, our mosques, our institutions, our businesses, our homes – for this and much more we are eternally grateful.'"

Don't listen to the media, the hatemongers, and the liberals who have so demonized the heroes who protect us from the likes of Ismaaiyl Brinsley.  You don't like  it here? Go move to one of these dangerous countries and hope there are policemen there who will protect you when you call for help.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Lighting Up The World

Here are some beautiful photographs of Hanukah menorahs in Jerusalem... and in Italy.

How's This For Chutzpah?

Al Sharpton has the nerve to consider himself the victim in the murders of the two Brooklyn policemen! If MSNBC has any decency at all, they will cancel his TV show. Why give more air time to this inflammatory race baiter and charlatan?

(If you have any hope that our society can begin to recover from the damage of these disastrous Obama years, you had better not vote Democrat in 2016.)

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Their Blood is On Your Hands

Gunman kills self after 2 NYPD cops fatally shot ‘execution style’ as ‘revenge’ for Garner.  
Thank you, Al Sharpton, Bill DeBlasio, and company. You are partly responsible for the deliberate assassination of these cops.
Let's see if Obama and the media rush to condemn these brazen police foes as quickly as they condemned the cops in the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.  And there is no comparison whatsoever between the two.

Friends of Israel

While America under Obama treats Israel so contemptuously, it's a relief to read stories like this one at Ynetnews (via The Algemeiner):

"Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted a happy Hanukkah in both English and Hebrew to to Jews around the world Friday.
Since Modi came to power in May, ties between Israel and India have been in overdrive, with the two signing a series of defence and technology deals that have underscored their burgeoning commercial and political relationship."

Long may that relationship continue!

Watcher's Council Winners

The Council has spoken! Here are the latest Watcher's Council results. The 1st place Council winner is Nice Deb's Sheriff Clark: After Obama, We’re Going To Need A “Period Of Reconstruction To Put The Country Back Together”.

The 1st place Non-Council winner is Kurt Schlichter's Nothing Succeeds Like Liberal Secession, submitted by The Razor.

With Obama "normalizing" relations with Cuba (Daniel J. Flynn refers to this as "Communists' Best Week Ever") and attacking the CIA for doing its job, the Watcher's Council will have more weasels to watch than usual!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Helpful Yiddish

I enjoy Harold Ticktin's "Yiddish Vinkl" column, and I partularly got a kick out of this anecdote:  “Expressions Mr. Jacobs considers useful for the alert salesman’s repertoire as he ventures into Jewish territory include yahrzeit, mikvah, ungeblozzen, neshomeleh, mach schnell, Eretz Israel, rebbe, tzaddik, goy, oy gevalt, paskudnik, yichus, kappora, tfillin, shlepper, sheitel” (from review of book about Joseph Jacobs, 'Marketing Consultants' on reaching Jewish consumers;  commentarymagazine.com/article/on-the-horizon-one-touch-of-yiddish/".

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lots 'o Links

It's time to wind up the week with the latest news from Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.  Also, make sure you read Charles Hurt's column on Obama and Cuba: "So this is what foreign policy by Beyoncé looks like".

Did you know that Obama is Jewish in his soul? Neither did I. Read the comments, including this one: "Too bad his soul doesn't influence his foreign policy."

The Weasel of the Week is "Squeaker of the House, Obama Doormat and RINO extraordinaire John Boehner!!"

Hacks and Flacks

Does anyone besides me think that possibly the hacking of Sony, possibly by North Korea, is nothing more than a publicity stunt to get people to go see a lousy dud of a movie; or a crazy hoax?  After all, hasn't the media fallen recently for a fake rape story and a fake 17 year old Wall Street tycoon?  And hasn't a video been the blamed for Benghazi?  The longer this Sony story goes on, the more farfetched it's seemed, at least to skeptical me.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Argus Hamilton Quips

I think the reason Obama wants to normalize relations with Cuba is because that's one country he hasn't vacationed in yet!  I can't wait to see what Argus Hamilton thinks of this.

In the meantime, read his latest column, which includes such items as this: "Senator Elizabeth Warren emerged as a leftist hero Friday when she ripped the White House for rolling back Wall Street reform in the budget bill. She's one to watch. Her claim of Native American blood is highly disputed, but she might run for president under her Indian name, Dances with Marxism."

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Still Think America's the Problem?

Gunbattle ends in Peshawar: 132 kids among 141 dead in Taliban attack, 7 terrorists killed.   Meanwhile, Americans have the nerve to criticize American "torture" of savages like the Taliban and have the gall to talk about America being "unjust". The more these spiteful liberal fools talk, the more the enemy will take advantage of our self-imposed paralysis.



Monday, December 15, 2014

Slaughter in Sdney

In this clip, I didn't hear Prime Minister Abbott use the word "terrorism", just the mild word "incident." "There are lessons to be learnt", he said.  One lesson should be to call Islamic terrorism what is it. Instead of marching against cops, people should be marching against terrorists.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Speak Very Softly & Don't Carry Any Stick

I saw this at the UK Telegraph yesterday but couldn't access the article because I had reached my monthly limit.  However, the headline says enough: Don't yell at terrorist suspects, soldiers told.  You can read more here at the RT:

"Colonel Tim Collins who served in the Iraq war said lawyers have effectively stopped the military from doing their job. “The effect of the ambulance-chasing lawyers and the play-it-safe judges is that we have got to the point where we have lost our operational capability to do tactical questioning,” he told the Telegraph.

“These insurgents are not nice people. These are criminals. They behead people; they keep sex slaves. They are not normal people.”
Lord West, the former First Sea Lord and national security adviser echoed his words: “While these insurgents are chopping people’s heads off and raping women, the idea they can take us to court because somebody shouted at them is ridiculous.”

This political correctness is only harming us and helping terrorists and criminals! It's a Pandora's Box with no end unless someone speaks up -- loudly!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Hooray for Caroline Glick!

Watch this spirited defense of Israel, and a great retort to the Danish ambassador, by Caroline Glick (via Instrapundit.) 

Commemorating the Battle of the Bulge

Celebrating the Greatest Generation: "Queen Mathilde and King Philippe throw nuts into the crowds of well-wishers who braved the wintery conditions to pay tribute to American troops who defended the Ardennes in 1944."  I'm assuming that's a reference to General McAuliffe, who, when demanded by the Nazis to surrender, replied "Nuts!"

That's what we should say now to those apologists and defeatists in our government who think America is the problem.

Watcher's Council Winners

The Council has spoken! Here are the latest Watcher's Council results.  The first place Council winner is The Movers and Shakers Behind the Ferguson Riots by The Noisy Room; the first place non-Council winner is What's Really Going on with Holder's Civil Rights Crusade against Police Departments, by Andrew McCarthy at NRO.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Watcher's Council Weasel of the Week

The recipient of the Golden Weasel statuette of shame as Weasel of the Week is Rolling Stone magazine. They deserve the dishonor. However, I can't understand why the perpetrator of the hoax, "Jackie", isn't receiving her share of the blame. Without this liar, there would have been no Rolling Stone article at all. It's like blaming Gruber rather than Obama for Obamacare.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

You DID Build That!

Here are some truly amazing World War II production statistics, as seen at American Digest:

"During the 3-1/2 years of World War 2 that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945,  "We the People of the U.S.A." produced the following:

22 aircraft carriers,
8 battleships,
48 cruisers,
349 destroyers,
420 destroyer escorts,
203 submarines,
34 million tons of merchant ships,
100,000 fighter aircraft,
98,000 bombers,
24,000 transport aircraft,
58,000 training aircraft,
93,000 tanks,
257,000 artillery pieces,
105,000 mortars,
3,000,000 machine guns, and
2,500,000 military trucks.

We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb, and ultimately conquered Japan and Germany.

It's worth noting, that during the almost exact amount of time, the Obama Administration couldn't even build a web site that worked."

Lots 'o Links

Another tumultuous week, summed up nicely by Betsy's Page, Larwyn's Linx, and Maggie's Farm.

Here's a bonus Argus Hamilton quip: " Prince William flew from New York to Washington D.C. Monday for a visit with President Obama at the White House about his wildlife foundation. The two chatted in the Oval Office for two hours. It was a meeting between a symbolic ruler with no real power anymore and the future King of England."

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Happy Birthday, Klara Marcus!

Here's the kind of old age story I like: Woman who survived Auschwitz when gas ran out is about to turn 101.

A Face in the Cloud

Take a close look at this stormy scene.

Yes, This IS Who We Are!

Remember this? THIS is torture!
Obama keeps saying torturing terrorists isn't who we are. No, getting beheaded by Muslims isn't who we are.  Being forced to jump out of the World Trade Towers isn't who we are.  Having over 3,000 workers murdered isn't who we are.  We're the victims here, in case anyone forgot. There's no resemblance between waterboarding and blowing up a plane over Lockerbie. Everything Obama says just encourages the enemy.

Usually when I see the name Scott Ott, I assume his column will be funny. Not this time. In fact, his column today is one of the best retorts I've seen to the release of the CIA interrogations. It's called What Interrogation Tactics Would You Not Try?

Here's how it ends:  "Thirteen years since we wondered how a hillbilly with a tablecloth hat toppled two skyscrapers and punched a smoldering hole in the headquarters of the world’s most powerful military force, using not much more than a Koran and a box cutter.
Thirteen years of scanning faces in departure lounges. Wondering.
Now, put yourself in the shoes of the CIA director, or of the interrogator in the field.
If you thought you had even a small chance of stopping another attack, what 'enhanced' tactics would you not try?
What moral code would impede you from your utmost exertion to quench the flame…to catch the falling man?
Damn them in hindsight, if you will.
I cannot.
In their best efforts, I hear the whisper of angel wings."

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

An Attack on Jews

Here we go again.  A Yeshiva student was stabbed by a schvartzer at Lubavitch World Headquarters in Crown Heights and shot dead.  "'This incident is reminiscent of Har Nof,' said Assemblyman Dov Hikind, referring to the recent terror attack by two Muslim men in a synagogue in Jerusalem killing 4 congregants and injuring eight.  Hikind said 'Jewish communities around the world know what 770 represents,' as the highly visited synagogue of the Rebbe and home-base for the world's largest Jewish network."

You'll notice that Jews are not looting and rioting in response. I guess we are empathizing with our enemy, like Hillary Clinton does.

Yet the main issue seemed to be not the attempted slaughter of more Jews, but that the cop didn't use "excessive force".  Is this the way it's always going to be now, worrying about stopping killers and terrorists? You can bet that the Jew-haters and the radical Muslims are eagerly following all these developments.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Liars and Opportunists

While Rolling Stone does deserve blame for its willingness to believe the fake gang rape story of Jackie, the supposed victim, Jackie herself should be exposed as the liar she is. She sounds too much like the liar Tawana Brawley (who was offered free college tuition) and the Duke Lacrosse team accuser (who was later found guilty of murder) for comfort.  It doesn't matter that innocent men's lives and reputations are destroyed, just so long as the liberal "war on women" narrative is repeated. If the fiction sounds better than the facts, just print the fiction. Anyone remember Janet Cooke and her Pulitzer Prize?

Treasonous Democrats

What kind of spite and hate do the Democrats have for America and our troops that they would release the CIA report on the treatment of terrorists? There is no good reason for doing so. We're not the enemy!

Terrorists, in case they still don't get it, kill Westerners and continue to kill us. They are not nice people. I don't care how they are interrogated or tortured, just so long as Americans aren't tortured and killed!

Go ahead -- release the report, release the Guantanamo terrorists, and bring across our border every criminal and killer who will use this report to seek their revenge. The first place they should go is to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Remembering Pearl Harbor

They don't call this "the greatest generation" for nothing: Survivors Remember Pearl Harbor Attack.

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Casting Call!

Here's some very important news I'm sure will interest you: Obama Romance Movie In Works – Who Will Play Young Barack?   
Well, obviously, Obama himself will have to do it. After all, who else can convincingly play the part of the Lightworker and the Messiah?  This movie will have legs tingling in the aisles!

Friday, December 05, 2014

A Headline I Never Thought I'd See

Obama mulling sanctions against Israel.   Yes, you read that right.  "For the first time in history, an American president is considering slapping sanctions on the state of Israel. The reason? Israel is building new housing on its own land." Can this actually happen? Just the thought of it should be enraging American Jews, especially those who voted for him, and yet it's gotten to the point where liberalism trumps Jewishness.

Psychoanalyzing Your Stuff

Take a tranquilizer, then read about this "cleaning consultant" who says that when you tidy up your things, remember that "your belongings have feelings, and deserve to be treated like living things."  I'll keep that in mind the next time I throw my shoes in the closet.

Also, "she’s famous for her method of folding clothes so they stand on end, partly because she thinks stacking’s unfair on those at the bottom."   

I wonder if she's a liberal.

Watcher's Council Results

The Council has spoken! Here are the latest Watcher's Council winners.  Take a look at the many good posts about Ferguson and Israel, including the first place Council winner #Ferguson: If You Like Your Facts, You Can Keep Your Facts from The Right Planet; and the 1st place non-Council winner What the Media Gets Wrong About Israel by Matti Friedman at The Atlantic.

The Weasel of the Week is Valerie Jarrett, the co-President.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Lots 'o Links

Catch up with this week's news stories and Obama Administration obnoxiousness with Larwyn's Linx, Betsy's Page, and Maggie's Farm.

Can Obama, Holder, and Sharpton please stop talking and making things worse?  Cops are targets now, and I would hate to be on a jury if every decision I make is attacked.  Also, think of the propaganda value these riots and protests are having in terrorist countries, and think how terrorists (and soon, illegal aliens) can take advantage of the situation in our country.

Daniel Greenfield's column titled When Black Lives Don't Matter is a must-read.  Here's just one excerpt: "Progressives only care about black people when they’re using them as weapons. For black lives to matter to them, they have to be dead at the hands of a white man. For black unemployment to matter to them, they have to be able to blame it on Republicans. Black poverty, black homelessness only matter to them when they can cash in on a social justice solution that doesn’t fix the problem. The rest of the time they don’t pay attention and don’t care."  Now how can you argue with that? Obviously he must be a racist, since he's giving you the facts.

Here's a concept I totally agree with: Bring Back Phone Booths, and Other Ways to Battle Rude Cell Phone Yappers. 

(Cartoon by Michael Ramirez.)

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The Spirit of Australia

Last night I turned on the BBC World News and instead of privileged to witness the funeral service for a young man I'd never heard of. It was cricketer Phillip Hughes, who died last week after being hit in the neck by a pitch by a devastated Sean Abbott. I don't know a thing about cricket and very little about Australia, but after scanning the faces, seeing the Australian PM there, and listening to the eulogy, I realized that Phillip Hughes must have been a very special man indeed. The outpouring of love and support was very moving. Today I wanted to learn more about him. Anne Perkins said what I immediately  thought of last night: Phillip Hughes’s funeral is a Princess Diana moment for Australia; The cricketer’s funeral brought Australians together to mourn a national hero who’s become a symbol of all that’s good about the country."

From the UK Telegraph: "Michael Clarke's touching Phillip Hughes eulogy will take up residence in language of Australian cricket;Captain's oration at the funeral was a lament for a friend, a summoning of the game’s deepest values and a meditation on Australia itself, writes Paul Hayward", who also described what I felt: "This soaring language was received with awe around the world."

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Headline of the Day

UN calls on Israel to renounce nuclear weapons.   This is not a joke or a misprint or a typographical error. When I first saw this, I logically thought it read "UN calls on Iran to renounce nuclear weapons." We should all know better by now.

Disgraceful, Hands Down

That "hands up" gesture by House members and by the Rams players reminded me of one thing: the Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympics. That was inappropriate, and so is this. We don't need a national dialogue on race, we need a national dialogue on out-of-control behavior like we saw across the country.

Media Double Standard

This is truly disgraceful.  This Bosnian immigrant was beaten to death by 4 killers -- 3 black and 1 Hispanic -- in St. Louis, MO on November 30. The first time I heard about this story was on "The Five" tonight, days later. Unlike in Ferguson, there's been no 24-hour news coverage, no rioting or looting or arson by whites, no outrage by anyone in Washington.

And there are new details about the last minutes of Colleen Hufford, the woman who was beheaded by that Muslim extremist in Oklahoma -- remember her? You probably don't remember because the media didn't cover the story for days on end. The case was dismissed as "workplace violence" rather than brutal terrorism.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Speaking Noo Yawk

Click on, and listen to, the alphabetical guide How to Speak New York -- as seen at the UK Guardian! The one for Joralemon Street reminded me of a relative's classmate whose family was given that surname at Ellis Island.

Jewish State of Denial

Read Jonathan Tobin's column Defending the Right to a Jewish State.  He writes, "For far too long, those who have spoken up for Israel in international or media forums have downplayed the question of the rights of the Jews in the conflict and instead spoke only of the nation's security needs. But when placed against Palestinian claims of their rights to the same country—when Hamas talks about resistance to the "occupation" they are referring to Israel within its pre-1967 borders—such talk inevitably seems inadequate. Friends of Israel are right to seek to promote the idea of a nation state for the Jews not so much because Israel's laws need to be altered but because Zionism is itself under attack and must be vigorously defended."

Here's the May 1948 Declaration of Establishment of the State of Israel

It seems obvious, doesn't it? Why else would Holocaust survivors go to the safe haven of Israel if it weren't a Jewish state? This is one thing Israel should never make concessions on!

"Christmas Spectacular"

It was amazing to me, and belatedly amazing to The Five, that the news about a European version of the September 11 terror attacks was the 2nd story on their list, and not the #1 story. After talking about Ferguson for the first 1/2 hour, they finally got around to this horror: Islamists plan Christmas attacks on 5 planes in major European hubs – report. (Oh, and please remember to automatically add the caveat that not all Muslims are terrorists.)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Let's Fargesn Ferguson!

Lloyd Marcus offers a dose of common sense in his column titled Enough With The Ferguson Pandering.

In today's Larwyn's Linx, Charles Hurt suggests the Ferguson protests be called Obama Riots.




Watcher's Council Winners

The Council has spoken! Here are the latest Watcher's Council winners. The first place Council winner is Bookworm Room's Brit Hume’s loud silence reveals the ugly secret about Obama’s immigration amnesty announcement.
First place in the Non-Council category is Dennis Prager with We Have a Moral Divide, Not a Racial One.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Argus Hamilton Quips

Check out Hamilton's latest column full of his wry observations on the news. I like this item: "Ferguson demonstrators rioted a second night Tuesday with TV cameras airing all the mayhem over the Missouri grand jury's verdict which sided in favor of the Ferguson cop. The rioters smashed the window of a Pay-Less shoe store and looted the place. They took everything except the work boots."

Good Friday Links

If you haven't already guessed, John Kerry and the P5+1 world powers (if you can even use the word "power" any more to describe the U.S. under Obama) are the recipients of The Golden Weasel Award as Weasel of the Week for their great work stopping Iran's nuclear program.  Instead of forcing Hagel to resign, Kerry should have resigned rather than surrender once again to the enemy.

Read Daniel Greenfield's Friday Afternoon Roundup - Thankful Without a Mandate.

The Drudge Report has Black Friday Stampede stories such as these:  "Shoppers Brawl Over BARBIE Doll At WALMART...Cops Pry Women Off Of TVs...'Shoppers Literally Stealing Items From Other People's Carts'...Man Tries To Wrestle Away Home Theater System." These are supposedly adults. Is there no embarrassment or shame? Ferguson protesters showed up at some stores, which is very fitting since they all have violent behavior in common.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A Real Thanksgiving

I love stories like this:  Holocaust Survivor and Rescuer Reunite at JFK Airport Before Thanksgiving. "A Holocaust survivor met with her rescuer at JFK International Airport in New York on Wednesday, a day before Thanksgiving, for the first time in 69 years. The meeting between Mira Wexler and Helena Weglowski from Poland was organized by the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR)."  As the number of survivors dwindles, these stories are even more important.

Lots 'o Links

Happy Thanksgiving! Here are some posts you can really sink your teeth into, thanks to Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx
Interested in a $35,000 Thanksgiving meal?  Click here to see what's on the menu.

A tip for Thanksgiving dining with liberals: don't talk about politics. And here are ridiculous suggestions for how liberals can talk to conservatives. Daniel Greenfield is thankful for the left, because "As we fight the left, we become stronger, more dedicated and more purposeful. We become the men and women that we were meant to be."

Enjoy the peace and quiet of Thanksgiving, for the ridiculous Christmas stampedes start tomorrow. Funny how a Christmas tree is offensive, but the sight of greedy people fighting over merchandise and being trampeled isn't.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Jewish Life in Poland

Read about Peter Forgács’ documentary ‘Letters to Afar’, "a monument to the world before the Holocaust."  As Anya Ulinich writes, "To watch any home movie made 80 years ago is to know that most people in it are dead. But in the case of these films, it wasn’t just individual persons who died, but also an entire community, a culture, a way of life."

Some Good News About Ferguson

Instapundit reports:  "A Ferguson bakery owner says she is 'so humbly blessed' after receiving nearly $100,000 in online donations to repair her shop that was damaged by looters." Now that's more like it, rewarding hard-working people like Natalie Dubose!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Just Tell Vladimir

This is the best yet. Remember Obama told the Russians he'd have "more flexibility" after the 2012 election? Here's what Kerry is telling them now: John Kerry Advised Russian Foreign Minister ‘Just Ignore Obama’;US Secretary of State Advises Russian Counterpart Not To Take US President's Words At Face Value.  The Iranians probably already know this.

The Wild, Wild West

Thanks a lot, people of Ferguson, for making this country look even worse to our enemies.  If terrorists want to do some recruiting, they can just come to Missouri. Thanks for burning down the businesses where some people actually worked to make a living.  Thanks for rioting, looting, and burning, which shows how civilized you are. This is just inexcusable. You want to be treated with respect? Then show some respect for the law -- and for yourselves.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Scapegoat

I agree with Bill Kristol: "How Do You Spell Scapegoat? H-A-G-E-L.  So Chuck Hagel has been fired as defense secretary. We were critical of his appointment, and opposed his confirmation by the Senate. But let's be clear: Hagel has done what he was asked and what was expected of him at the Pentagon. To the degree he has deviated from the Obama White House line, he's been more right than wrong (e.g., on the threat the Islamic State poses)."

Too bad O-B-A-M-A and K-E-R-R-Y can't be fired.

Speaking of scapegoats, read Victor Davis Hanson's column Explaining Away Obama, especially the section titled Bush Everywhere.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Beautiful Music: Warsaw Concerto

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The Deadline and the Red Line

Unlike Obama's phony red line against Syria, which he didn't enforce, Netanyahu is drawing a red line against Iran, saying "Israel will not accept a deal that allows Iran to retain nuclear materials in any form." Good for him.

Politically Incorrect Cartoon

Politically incorrect version, with mustache
Politically correct version, without mustache

Gary Varvel is one of my favorite editorial cartoonists, so I was amazed to see how the Indianapolis Star actually edited the cartoon so some people wouldn't be offended!  The Indy Star ought to be angrier with Obama than they are with Gary Varvel.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

November 22

Can November 22 ever mean anything but the assassination of JFK, a day Liz Smith calls "a day that changed everything"?

Here's a guide to must-reads about that terrible day, include an article about the last beautiful photo of Jack and Jackie.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Good Friday Links

Haveil Havalim, The Chaye Sarah Edition, is up at Beneath the Wings.

The Council has spoken! Here are the latest Watcher's Council winners.  The Council winner was Joshupundit's The Blood of Zion Cries Out.
The Non-Council winner was Victor Davis Hanson's A Moral Primer ("Obama's legacy: government-induced chaos at home, moral equivalence abroad.")

You have to read Daniel Greenfield's Friday Afternoon Roundup. The title is A Nation of Obamas. Now there's a scary thought.

Argus Hamilton Quips

Argus Hamilton always offers an amusing take on the news, including this item:  "President Obama announced his executive order legalizing millions of illegal aliens Thursday in a televised address. Everyone agrees that it's a whole new day. Who would've guessed that six years into Obama's presidency Charles Manson would be a family man and Bill Cosby would be the sociopath?" 

And who would've guessed that our president would be be so contemptuous of his country, its citizens, and its laws?

Unequivocal Support For Israel

Read this Weekly Standard op-ed by Bill Kristol titled With Israel, Against Terror.  In it he writes, "We’re pleased the Times managed to refrain from blaming the victims of terror for the terrorist act. But we’re a bit befuddled by the Times’s profession of incomprehension. Really, what’s not to comprehend? The Palestinians wanted to kill Jews. They did so, brutally and savagely. This is not the first time this has happened in recent months, years, or decades. It is not exactly something new in the annals of the modern Middle East, or of the world...America has the misfortune to have an anti-Israel president for two more years. America has the good fortune to have a pro-Israel Congress for that same period of time. It should be a priority for that Congress, through speech and deed, to signal unequivocally to Israel and its enemies that terror and pressure against Israel will not succeed, and that America stands with Israel in our common fight against terror and barbarism."

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Oh Well, It's Just Jews

These photos of the slaughter in the synagogue should be shared and posted everywhere. Unlike the staged, faked photos that the Associated Press and other news outlets like to show, this, unfortunately, is the real thing.

Michael Freund refers to the brutal attacks as "A 'Palestinian' pogrom in Jerusalem", in a Jewish World Review page titled "Religion of Peace Report."

Blackmail

This situation is just disgraceful, the open threats of rioting and violence if the Ferguson cop's case isn't sent to the jury. From the Atlantic: Ferguson Protests Are Coming to Your City; Demonstrations in nearly 100 cities will follow Officer Darren Wilson's grand jury announcement. I remember these same threats of violence if O.J. Simpson wasn't acquitted.

If we Jews rioted now and stormed mosques all over the country in response to the massacre at the Kehillat Bnei Torah synagogue, would that be tolerated? I think not.

Lots 'o Links

It's Thursday, so it must be time for the best recaps on the news and our culture, from Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.

Peter Wehner says that Obama is about to commit an act of constitutional infamy.  Maybe the illegals can move to Ferguson and they can all loot, protest, and riot together.

The winner of the Golden Weasel award as Weasel of the Week is Nancy Pelosi!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Yawn If The Victims Are Jews

Netanyahu is demanding world denunciation of Palestinian terrorism after the synagogue atrocities. The only way he'd get world denunciation of terrorism is if Jews murdered Arabs praying in a mosque. Then you'd definitely see condemnation. Does the name Baruch Goldstein ring a bell? But Jews didn't celebrate -- we were horrified and sickened by that massacre. That's the difference between us.

I always read The Algemeiner, and there are many good articles today. Bobby Jindal said what Obama would never say: “An attack on a synagogue shows that there are no bounds for terrorists. These are people depraved of any humanity in their hearts, and they must not only be stopped, they must be exterminated.”

Alan Dershowitz let Ashley Banfield and CNN have it after the usual moral  equivalency garbage

And Minister Naftali Bennett "posted a video which, he said, explained the BBC’s objection to the display of images of the atrocity. The video featured Tom Gross, a pro-Israel media analyst, pointing out on Israeli television that during the war in Gaza over the summer, the BBC 'showed pictures of dead Palestinians day after day, hour after hour.' Gross continued: 'There is a kind of unspoken policy at the BBC that when Palestinians are the victims, they show the pictures in their bloodiest form, but when Jews or Israelis are the victims, they don’t want to see any pictures.'"  In other words, don't humanize Jews in any way, even in death.

Travels With Khrushchev


Last night, PBS aired "Cold War Roadshow", a terrific documentary about Nikita Khrushchev's 1959 visit to the United States.  Ironically, his son Sergei became an American citizen.

If you want to read a book on the same topic, see K Blows Top: A Cold War Comic Interlude, Starring Nikita Khrushchev, America's Most Unlikely Tourist.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Candy and Fireworks

"Large numbers of Palestinians in eastern Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza were pictured celebrating the attack, handing out candy to children. Many of the celebrants carried axes to mark the fact that an axe was among the weapons utilized by Ghassan and Odai Abu Jamal, the terrorists behind today’s attack."

"Hamas official Mushir al-Masri even managed to commission or otherwise obtain a grotesque political cartoon praising the 'heroic' synagogue attack, which he promptly posted on Twitter."

This brazenness is what happens when the enemy - whether Hamas, the PLO, Al Qaeda, ISIS, or the antisemite down the street - is not afraid of the West's response. There IS no response.  If it's fireworks they want, Israel should give it to them, in the form of air strikes.

Word of the Year?

Unfortunately, the 2014 word of the year  is "vape", which is short for the vapor from electronic cigarettes. It should stand for vapid, because that's what this word and the runners-up are. Have you ever heard of "bae" and "normcore"?

Remember when people spoke well and intelligently? After reading this list, that's hard to believe.

Slaughter in the Synagogue

4 Rabbis were slaughtered in a synagogue before the 2 Palestinian terrorists were killed by police.  CNN first reported this as an attack on a mosque, which is more fitting the anti-Israel, pro-Muslim bias in our news coverage.

Don't worry -- the Muslims will riot anyway, and the usual protesters will condemn the Jews, and we'll have to hear about the religion of peace. Let them shout all they want. We are not like the parents of Peter Kassig, who actually said they will forgive the animals who beheaded him! We Jews should neither forgive not forget this barbaric obscenity and should use whatever means necessary to kill these savages, without apology!

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Shirt From Outer Space

Finally, someone sticking up for Dr. Matt Taylor, whose "offensive shirt" (thanks to the continuing insanity of political correctness) stole the headlines from a great scientific achievement.  Boris Johnson writes, "It’s the hypocrisy of it all that irritates me. Here is Kim Kardashian – a heroine and idol to some members of my family – deciding to bust out all over the place, and good for her. No one seeks to engulf her in a tweetstorm of rage. But why is she held to be noble and pure, while Dr Taylor is attacked for being vulgar and tasteless?
I think his critics should go to the National Gallery and look at the Rokeby Venus by Velázquez. Or look at the stuff by Rubens. Are we saying that these glorious images should be torn from the walls?
What are we all – a bunch of Islamist maniacs who think any representation of the human form is an offence against God? This is the 21st century, for goodness’ sake. And if you ask yourself why so few have come to the defence of the scientist, the answer is that no one dares."

If I had been Dr. Taylor, I would have neither apologized nor cried.  He's a scientist who has more important things to do than worry about his clothes. Obviously the feminists have less important things to do.

(Cartoon by Walt Handelsman)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Just Keep Making Excuses And Do Nothing

Sadly but not surprisingly, Peter Kassig has been beheaded by the ISIS butchers, showing that even converting to their filthy religion doesn't help you. That's yet another statistic to add to the number of Islamic terror attacks since September 11.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Kowtowing To Terrorists

A rabbi was stabbed in the throat in Antwerp. The Jewish Press writes, "Observant Jews also have been advised not to wear a kippa in the streets of Europe so they won’t be targets for anti-Semites. Will the same sages now suggest that Jew should stop walking to synagogue?"

Yes, by all means let's not do or wear anything that might indicate we're Jewish. That'll show the terrorists!

As one of the commenters says, "Amazingly they are not calling on Muslims to be tolerant, instead they say that the Jewish people hide their religion. No wonder there is violence."

We should all wear larger Stars of David in defiance.

The Endless Obama-Go-Round

I know just how the guy feels. 

Every day, it's another Obama scandal. And although Gruber is being used as a handy scapegoat, it's Obama who's the President, and it's called Obamacare, not Grubercare.  And it definitely won't be Gruber who gets the blame when Obama forces through his amnesty plan.

In the meantime, you can undergo POS Barry Therapy® thanks to Michelle Obama's Mirror, and try releasing the stress with these 
helpful games.

Cartoon by Steve Breen, as seen at Lucianne.com.

Obama and Nixon

Here's a great column by Peggy Noonan titled "The Loneliest President Since Nixon."  I understand what she means, but this is an insult to Nixon. Watergate was his downfall, but people forget that he was an excellent foreign policy President. He ended the Vietnam War, he normalized relations between America and China, he was a friend to Israel, and he had diplomatic relations all over the world. What has Obama done except destroy countries and relationships?  At least Nixon resigned. We still have 2 more years of Obama's lies and destructiveness.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Watcher's Council

The Council has spoken! Here are the latest Watcher's Council winners. Joshuapundit's The Day The World Stopped won first place in the Council category, while Andrew J. McCarthy's Amnesty and Impeachment won first place in the Non-Council category. Make sure to check out all the winners!

The Last Salute

This is a very touching Veterans Day story:  " — World War II Veteran Justus Belfield gave his final salute on Veterans Day.
The proud 98-year-old was too weak to leave his bed at Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the nursing home’s veterans’ parade and luncheon, but there was no doubt he was there in spirit.
In honor of the day, he asked to be dressed in his olive green Army uniform, which he’d worn for every patriotic occasion since he and his wife, Lillian, moved to Baptist several years ago." 

Go read the whole thing, and look at the photograph of this patriot.

ObamaWorld

The headline at WorldJewishDaily is Total Capitulation: "U.S. President Barack Obama is about to cut a deal with Iran that amounts to a complete and total surrender to the demands of the Islamic Republic. Perhaps the single most stunning act of incompetence and capitulation by an American president in history."

From Investors Business Daily: Obama's Amnesty Will Turn U.S. Into Welfare Magnet.

Don't you love when Obama badmouths his own country while abroad? 
Keystone pipeline: Obama bashes project while in Myanmar.


In its newsletter, the Jewish Press says this: "WARNING: Reading this article is likely to get you very upset." That article begins this way: "The U.S. State Dept. has decided that Israel should not destroy the home of the terrorists because doing so would be 'counterproductive to the cause of peace and exacerbate an already tense situation.'  The decree was announced to reporters on Thursday by State Dept. spokeswoman Jen Psaki, who called the idea of demolishing a terrorist’s home 'punitive.'"

These items are from this week alone. We non-stupid Americans have had to cope with 6 years of this destructive man, and we have 2 more years of struggle and strife to go. When he finally leaves office, he ought to become a dictator in Central America or Africa -- they'd worship him there.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lots 'o Links

It's time for your weekly recap of the news thanks to Maggie's Farm, Betsy's Page, and Larwyn's Linx.  You can read about the so-called kissing bug disease, dubbed "the new AIDS", while the enterovirus that's killed several children is all but ignored.

Don't forget to check out Haveil Havalim, the Vayeira Version, hosted by Adventures in AliyahLand.

Can you guess who the Weasel of the Week is?   It's none other than Jonathan "The American voters are too stupid" Gruber!  But remember that he didn't mention those of us who chose not to vote for Obama, and who opposed Obamacare from the start -- we're not stupid at all.

Let me get this straight. This Philae comet lander scientist's shirt got women all bent out of shape;  yet women don't seem to mind the fact that the talentless Kim Kardashian is posing nude and showing off her rear end (as the New York Post said, you can't "unsee it"). So he's more offensive than she is?? If you don't want a "war on women", stop acting like trash.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Gratitude From a Holocaust Survivor

In this touching column, Martin Greenfield, author of the new book “Measure of a Man: From Auschwitz Survivor to Presidents’ Tailor,” thanks American vets for rescuing him:  "Seventy years ago, Nazi soldiers descended on my tiny village in the Carpathian Mountains, rounded up me and my family and packed us into cattle cars headed for Auschwitz. My mother, grandparents, sister and 5-year-old baby brother were sent to the ovens. I was 15 years old. Today, I own America’s premier hand-tailored menswear company and make suits for everyone from President Obama to Jimmy Fallon to James Spader’s character Raymond 'Red' Reddington on NBC’s 'The Blacklist.'  Everything I am or will ever be I owe to God and the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines of the US Armed Forces who fought and died to liberate me."

Contempt For Congress

Obama is still threatening to issue an executive order on immigration.  The Republicans had better fight back, hard.

One thing they can do is tell Obama that if he insists on ramming this amnesty through despite the opposition to it, then the illegals can come here, but they will not be allowed to collect welfare, food stamps, disability, free cell phones, Obamacare, or any other dependency entitlements; and they have to learn English. Let's see how well that works out.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

American Jews in the Military

Here's a nice article: "Exhibit spotlights 350 years of US Jews in the military; National Museum of American Jewish Military History’s new permanent show is a comprehensive look through to the 20,000 Jewish soldiers now on active duty."

Fighting Back

Dr. Haim Shine writes about The fight for our right to live in Israel:
"These are difficult days, with attack after attack carried out by savage knife wielders and inhuman car rammers, who are again putting to a test the spiritual strength of the Israeli people. Our enemies, both foreign and domestic, should know that we will never lose our will to live as a free people in our homeland, because we have no other home in the world. Jews who are not willing to grasp a sword will not be able to hold onto life. We will not give up and we will not capitulate, because this is our mission in life. Weakness is not leadership and endless concessions do not constitute a vision.
The Israeli government must send a clear and determined message and act with all the force necessary to put the murderous violence to a halt. This is war, and we have no choice but to win, if we want to live. 'Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.'"

Or as Sarah Tuttle-Singer puts it so succinctly, "It’s time to tell terrorism to go f%ck itself."

Let the antisemites march in the streets again all they want.  We can't let them - or the enemy - intimidate us any more. Let's fight back.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Thank a Veteran

Here's a nice article about veterans in general, and Audie Murphy in particular.

When you see a veteran, just say thank you for his service and courage, not just on Veterans Day, but every day.

The Victimology of Dependency

This unbelievable headline shows you the terrible decline in our society: Food Stamp Recipients, Advocates Sue Over Work Requirements.  The article says, "Most Americans agree that able-bodied adults should be required to do some type of work to receive welfare assistance. But two nonprofit groups and a handful of food stamp recipients in New Mexico are suing the state for trying to encourage just that."

The article actually had to explain why work is good:  "Self-sufficiency through work is a principle that should undergird the welfare system. Welfare programs should encourage able-bodied individuals toward self-sufficiency. If welfare assistance is needed it is there, but work is better and welfare policy should encourage it first. Time away from work doesn’t look good on a resume, and unnecessarily enrolling in welfare impedes an individual’s long-term wage growth."

Please, before it's too late, bring back stigma, shame, and embarrassment, and make sure able-bodied people know that idleness and unlimited welfare will no longer be encouraged and tolerated.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Britain Honors Her War Dead

"'Silence proves more powerful than terror'. The Queen defies terror threat as she leads the nation in memory of the fallen on Remembrance Sunday."

What a moving ceremony, and what a beautifully-written account!

Saturday, November 08, 2014

The Face of a World War I Soldier

Last night on the BBC World News, I saw this amazing mosaic of the face of Private James Ernest Beaney, who was killed in WWI. The mosaic is made out of 30,000 images.  For a closer look, click here.

Thoughts on the Kristallnacht Pogrom

Abraham Foxman writes about Kristallnacht's Lessons for Today.

You can read the first-hand accounts of Witnesses to Kristallnacht, and you can see some photographs here.

Can people stop referring to the events of Nov. 9-10, 1938 as a "tragedy"? This wasn't a tragedy, this was a deliberate attack, a pogrom.

November 4: The Week in Pictures

You have to see these post-elections photos and cartoons, courtesy of Power Line.

Friday, November 07, 2014

Good Friday Links

The Council has spoken! Here are this week's Watcher's Council results. Joshuapundit's A Murder in Jerusalem..And What To Do About It won first place among the Council winners; Peggy Noonan's column How To Lose, And Win, Graciously, was the Non-Council winner. Note how she cites President George W. Bush as an example of political graciousness.

Don't miss Daniel Greenfield's Friday Afternoon Roundup - Winning.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Weasel of the Week

The Watcher's Council has again chosen someone embodying a weasel, and deserving of the Golden Weasel award. That recipient is the outrageous Lena Dunham who, even if what she's said is made up, is one sick individual. Naturally, the sister she sexually abused is defending her, proving that if you're an ultra-liberal, nothing is wrong or inappropriate. Remember, this is the same Lena Dunham who did that ad comparing voting for Obama to having sex for the first time, so I'm really not at all surprised by this latest news. Anything for publicity and ratings!

Republican Reassurance

Steve Forbes suggests some legislation the Republicans should pass now that they control the Senate. I agree with these suggestions, especially approving the Keystone Pipeline, and repealing the employer and individual mandates of Obamacare. Another item on their agenda should be a visit to Israel to reassure Netanyahu that, despite Obama, we are their ally, and we're not all antisemites.

Lots 'o (Election Day) Links

Savor your Republican victory at Larwyn's Linx, Betsy's Page, and Maggie's Farm.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Victory!

We won decisively, and we're coming to take back our country.  Try and stop us.

The Washington Post reports the following: "You should go read the story, but it signals that the chilly relationship between President Obama and Senate Democrats is now entering a deep freeze. Senate Democrats aren't likely to care at all about Obama's attempts to burnish his legacy in his final two years. They're going to be laser-focused on winning the Senate back.As he looks toward his final two years, Obama is looking toward a Congress with few friends, and many enemies, on both sides of the aisle."

(The above graphic is from the 11/5/14 home page of Blogs Lucianne.Loves.)

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Republicans Triumphant!

What a great victory for us tonight -- control of the House and the Senate; wins for Ernst and Walker and Tillis and Perdue; the debunking of the "war on women"; a clear referendum on, and repudiation of, Obama's policies; the defeat of Obama clone Kay Hagan; & so much more!  Congratulations on a job well done.

Tomorrow at work, I'll have to hear a lot of anti-Republican sentiment, but I'm just too euphoric to care.

PC Emoticons

Evidently, these people have way too much time on their hands. From the UK Guardian: "The Unicode Consortium, an industry body devoted to the development and promotion of software standards, has proposed a draft plan to add a range of five skin tone options for human emoji characters...Emoji are cartoon-like pictograms often sent via text messages to convey emotion and humor."  Can't you just use words instead of smiley faces? And why is the color of pictograms in a text message even considered important at all?

Drunkblogging the Results

VodkaPundit Stephen Green is drunkblogging the election results to spare us from becoming physically ill if we try watching it ourselves on TV tonight.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Most Courageous

I saw the extremely moving story about Lauren Hill on ESPN last night and think she is braver and more gracious than most adults in her place would be. It's very fitting that she received the Pat Summitt Most Courageous Award but so unfair that such a life is being cut short.

Our History

Look at the exquisite POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews here and here.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

No Victim

Read about the amazing woman who refuses to think of herself as a victim: Holocaust survivor: 'I did my best acting during the war - it deserved an Oscar';Ruth Posner, 84, is starring in a new play that tells the remarkable story of her escape from the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust. 

The so-called victims of the phony "war on women" should read this and maybe learn something.

Had Enough?

In a scathing indictment of Obama and the Democrats titled Obama always pointing the finger of blame at someone else, Michael Goodwin writes:
"We are witnessing the total collapse of a bad idea. Obamaism, a quasi-socialist commitment to a more powerful government at home and an abdication of American leadership around the world, is being exposed as a historic calamity. It is fueling domestic fear and global disorder and may well lead to a world war...If there were any doubts the Obama Democrats cannot be trusted, look at their scurrilous campaigns. From coast to coast, their message is uniformly odious: Republicans are waging a 'war on women' and they are racists. That’s it. They can’t defend the legislation they passed, the economy they produced or the foreign policy they supported. Most don’t want to be seen with Obama, yet they take the money he raises and follow his lead in exploiting race and gender fault lines. Scraping the bottom of the rancid barrel, they prove they will do anything to hold on to power. They cannot be allowed to succeed. It is time for them to go."

Read the whole column and pass it on, especially to your friends who are somehow still undecided. The choice is clear.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Weekend Links

Sometimes you feel as if you're the only person who feels this way -- especially when you're surrounded and outnumbered by liberals. So it's always a relief to come across your own thoughts expressed by a good blogger. Doug Ross wonders how anyone can vote for the Democrats on Tuesday: "My stomach is in knots.  The country is polarized. It has been beaten and molded, frightened and cowed, herded into separate camps by something called the Democrat Party, which is less a political entity than it is an idolatrous religion. The Democrat Party has a single, fanatical goal: the destruction of America."

In a similar vein, Instapundit has this: "IT’S COME TO THIS: Hope and Change gives way to Fear and Loathing."

Here's Daniel Greenfield's Friday Afternoon Roundup - Going Mad.

"A Moral Duty to Vote Republican"

This is from Ben Stein's column at The American Spectator:  "Mr. Obama got his start on the national scene attacking Israel and defending the Palestinians. Mr. Obama has not the faintest idea of how fragile is Israel or how great its moral claims are. More, he does not care. Like all narcissists, he can spare very little love for anyone except himself.

But for the Obama White House to call Benjamin Netanyahu, by far the bravest leader of a free people on the planet, a 'chickens--t' and 'a coward' and to refuse to apologize is disgraceful.

To me, the words come from Mr. Obama’s friends of his youth in the Farrakhan movement in Chicago. Or maybe from his close friends in the Gulf States or his newest best friends, the Iranians. But to call the head of the government of one of our closest allies, our only ally with guts, barnyard epithets and refuse to apologize is simply sickening. He has never used words like this even for Al Qaeda or ISIS or the Al Nusra Front. Has he lost his mind?

For us Jews, and for many great Christians, Israel is sacred. For any of us who love America the most by far but also love Israel, Mr. Obama has cast himself out into the darkness not of the blacks, but of the black shirts. After what the Obama White House said and did, it is a moral duty for those who stand with Israel to vote Republican."

Friday, October 31, 2014

Watcher's Council

The Council has spoken! Here are the latest Watcher's Council winners, The Council winner is Joshuapundit's Chickensh*t, and the non-Council winner is Sultan Knish's The Left's Worst Crime in the Middle East.

The Weasel of the Week is CNN's Carol Costello! (I'm hoping that the weasel of next week is the entire Democratic party.)

Jackasses

This is why the Democrats are portrayed as jackasses!  Also, please keep talking about the "war on women", and keep calling Republicans racists who starve children. The more shrill and desperate you sound, the better for us. Let's hope that next Tuesday, the American people will show that they're not as stupid as the Dems think they are.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The REAL Meaning of Chickens**t

 
You have to see this for yourself: a despicable "cartoon" showing Netanyahu flying a plane into a tower. To make it even worse, this cartoon comes not from the Arab press but from Haaretz! The cartoonist's excuse is hard to believe: “It was certainly not my intention to insult or upset anyone. I wasn’t sufficiently aware of the great sensitivity that 9/11 holds for Americans.”

Argue Hamilton Quips


Here's another great column by the humorist, including this item: "Renee Zellweger shocked her movie fans by arriving at a fashion show with a completely new face Wednesday. It's not a bad idea nowadays. The good thing about making yourself totally unrecognizable is, if you have any nude selfies that get hacked, no one will know it's you." 

(10/29 cartoon by Jerry Holbert, as seen at Lucianne.com today.)

Lots 'o Links

Here's the latest news roundups from Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.

Our manners and culture are falling apart, but I refuse to stop the civilized tradition of shaking hands with people. I never went in for that awful fist-bump greeting, and I'm definitely not going to engage in the grotesque Ebola handshake!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Beneath Contempt

If there's a remote possibility that you need one more reason to despise the Obama administration, this is it: "Top Obama administration official calls Netanyahu 'chickenshit'; U.S. may withdraw support for Israel at United Nations." Someone ought to remind these cowards that Israel is not the enemy. 

Pamela Geller has a good retort:
"Obama’s 'leading from behind' is the very definition of chickenshit.
Obama’s response and the redline on Syria’s chemical weapons is chickenshit.
Obama’s stand down on Benghazi, leaving our Ambassador and attaches to die, was chickenshit.
Obama not sending in back-up to our soldiers in Benghazi is chickenshit.
Obama damaging U.S. credibility is chickenshit.
Obama backing Hamas is chickenshit.
Obama condemning Jewish homes in Jerusalem is chickenshit.
Obama into signing a status of forces of agreement Iraq is chickenshit.
Obama claiming the Islamic State is not Islamic is chickenshit.
Obama not protecting the American people and restricting flights from West Africa is chickenshit.
Obama saying the future does not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam in the wake of jihad murders in Benghazi is chickenshit.
Obama publicly humiliating an ally who won’t submit to the demands of an enemy whose sole mission is to destroy Israel is chicken shit."
Obama’s “leading from behind” is the very definition of chickenshit.
Obama’s response and the redline on Syria’s chemical weapons is chickenshit.
Obama’s stand down on Benghazi, leaving our Ambassador and attaches to die, was chickenshit.
Obama not sending in back-up to our soldiers in Benghazi is chickenshit.
Obama damaging U.S. credibility is chickenshit.
Obama backing Hamas is chickenshit.
Obama condemning Jewish homes in Jerusalem is chickenshit.
Obama into signing a status of forces of agreement Iraq is chickenshit.
Obama claiming the Islamic State is not Islamic is chickenshit.
Obama not protecting the American people and restricting flights from West Africa is chickenshit.
Obama saying the future does not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam in the wake of jihad murders in Benghazi is chickenshit.
Obama publicly humiliating an ally who won’t submit to the demands of an enemy whose sole mission is to destroy Israel is chicken shit. - See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2014/10/watch-video-prime-minister-netanyahu-responds-to-obama-admins-chickenshit-the-attack-on-me-only-comes-because-im-defending-israel.html/#sthash.SIfqYbIG.dpuf

(Attention, American Jews! Be sure to vote for the Democrats on November 4, and see how much they respect you.)