Thursday, June 30, 2016

Lots 'o Links - and Some Disgracerful PC

Here's your dose of news and culture items for this week, brought to you by Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.

In politically correct news, it seems it's not OK to call the police when you suspect the San Bernardino terrorists are about to slaughter people, because you don't want to offend Muslims; but it IS okay to call the police when a third-grader mentions brownies, because to just one indoctrinated classmate, that word is "racist".  How about arresting the classmate's parents and the school officials, for sheer stupidity?! What has happened to this country?

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Argus Hamilton Quips

In his latest column, Argus Hamilton discusses the news in his inimitable style, covering such items as this:  "Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday our number-one weapon against terrorism is compassion, unity and love. It's so true. That afternoon, President Obama fired eighteen drones of compassion, dropped ten tons of unity, and deployed a dozen helicopters filled with love on Fallujah."

Comments on Today's News Items

Do you think that when Obama referred to ISIS as the JV team, he actually meant Jihadi Violence?  I doubt it, but here's the latest example of it from Turkey. Don't forget to blame guns and videos.

You wonder why you even bother to vote at all when you see a headline like this after the results are already in: 5 ways to stop Brexit from happening.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Watcher's Council

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

Rach Star

The great dramatic pianist Martha Argerich is one of the latest Kennedy Center honorees.  Read this WQXR article and watch her 1982 performance of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concert No. 3.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Lots 'o Links

Another news-filled week is coming to a merciful end, and that means it's time for Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx!

Like Betsy, I'm glad Rubio is running for reelection to the Senate, although I'd prefer he run as Trump's VP to give us a chance at winning the White House.

Holding the House Hostage

What a disgraceful spectacle on TV, an anti-gun sit-in by noisy Democrats in the House chamber!  If Ryan and the Republicans cave in over this instead if displaying some courage and confronting these people, I will find it hard to ever trust the Republicans again, and I will certainly have even more contempt for the Dems.   By all means let's just keep giving comfort to terrorists and criminals who will continue to slaughter us, gun laws or no. 

It seems like 2 separate Americans and it seems to be a generational thing: the younger people blame guns, not the assassins, while the older folks think we should arm ourselves in order to defend and protect ourselves rather than willingly commit national suicide. Just as you can't talk to the rabid young Dems about guns, drugs, or Islam, they will happily lecture you on why your commonsense views are stupid and Islamophobic. No, we are not "bitter clingers" -- we just want to kill these savages before they kill us. Is this too much to ask?

Republicans: you had better fight back against this Democrat insurgency before it's too late.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Argus Hamilton Quips

I enjoyed Argus Hamilton's most recent column, which included these news items: "Elizabeth Warren visited the Hillary Clinton headquarters on Friday as she was reported to be Hillary's top choice for VP. It would set off an interesting chess match. If Hillary picks Liz Warren, then Donald Trump will pick Governor Bobby Jindal and say he has a real Indian for a running mate."

"The New York Times blamed the Orlando shooting on Republican attitudes toward gays. This is just nuts. In today's politically correct world, if a boy self-identifies as a girl, he's a girl, but if a gay Muslim who's a registered Democrat self-identifies as a warrior for ISIS, he's still a Republican."

Sad But True

Read Michael Goodwin's column in the New York Post; it's titled "9/11 all but forgotten as Obama undermines America's resolve."

Isn't it a shame that we've declined so far since then?

Monday, June 20, 2016

Taking Leave of Their Censors

When Obama and Loretta Lynch leave office, they ought to work in the ISIS PR office, or else at the Al Qaeda magazine Inspire.

Meanwhile, Israel Matzav has this warning from ISIS.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Yiddish in the News!

You might want to read the new book by Michael Wex based on its title alone: Rhapsody in Schmaltz: Yiddish Food and Why We Can't Stop Eating It.

Here's Harold Ticktin's latest Yiddish Vinkl column!

(Image from Yiddish Wit.)

Friday, June 17, 2016

Watcher's Council

The Council has spoken! Here are this week's Watcher's Council results - the Nothin' To Do With Islam edition!

Better Late Than Never

The good news: Germany jails ex-Auschwitz guard, 94, for five years.

The bad news: he'll probably still be alive at age 100.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Lots 'o Links

Another atrocious week nearly over with, and lots of reading material thanks to Maggie's Farm, Betsy's Page, and Larwyn's Linx.

CIA Chief Brennan said that ISIS is stronger than ever and is preparing more attacks on the West.  Did we really need him to tell us what we should already know by now?  And doesn't Obama care that his constant lectures of Americans after every attack actually help the ISIS propaganda machine? Also, why should Americans be disarmed and helpless? If just 1 armed terrorist can kill dozens of people, what can 2 or 3 armed killers accomplish?

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Making Things Worse

Seen at Instapundit:  "The attackers in Orlando and San Bernardino accomplished something the attackers in Boston and New York didn’t: They drove a wedge between patriotic Americans, and managed to ensure that our grieving over the dead was polluted from the outset by a din of vicious political assaults. By any measure, they and their fellow travelers must consider this a great success. Perhaps terrorists who choose to carry out their massacres with guns are actually 'taking advantage' of American society in a rather different way than many liberals think."

Exactly! These last 2 attacks have led not to patriotism but to fighting, anti-gun propaganda, and general disgust. The only ones united by this are the terrorists themselves.

Also from Instapundit:  "THIS HEADLINE WAS JUST A MATTER OF TIME, ALAS: Reporter Blames North Carolina’s Transgender Bathroom Bill For Orlando Terrorist Attack." 

I give up.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Obama Stress Disorder

The results of a Fox News Poll taken before the Orlando terrorist attack showed that Approval of Obama up, US weaker under his leadership.

The first part of that headline I simply cannot understand, while the second part is obviously true.

I think I'll have to stop watching and reading so much news, as it's hazardous to my health to see, listen to, and read about Obama. And Islamic terrorism is hard enough to bear; we don't also need a verbal contortionist lecturing us each time.

In the meantime, I'm consoling myself with this countdown clock.

Flag Day

Proud of the red, white & blue!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Stop With the Lectures!

I always like Howie Carr's columns, and this one on the Orlando terrorist attack gets right to the point: 
"All the Hillary and Bernie voters — they get so worked up about transgendered bathrooms and income inequality and 'women’s reproductive health issues.' The liberals are so concerned about the 'over-militarization' of local PDs — who kills more Americans, SWAT teams or Muslim terrorists?
Moonbats, forget the candlelight vigils. Peel the Coexist bumper stickers off your Teslas. Get thee to a gun range. Get your permits, and your gats, and load up on ammo. You fools won’t have to keep faking all these hate crimes at fraternities and Whole Foods bakeries if your fellow Democrats from ISIS ever get the whip hand.
Yesterday op-ed pieces started popping up, lecturing us that 'we are all responsible.' No, 'we' are not. I didn’t do it, you didn’t do it. They did it — in Orlando, San Bernardino, Garland, Texas, LAX, the Beltway, Boston and everywhere else. The ISIS terrorist’s name was Omar Mateen. It was not 'U.S. citizen Omar Mateen.' Stop trying to sugarcoat the obvious. Theoretically, the hate crime might have been perpetrated by someone other than a Muslim, but since 9/11, has any shooter started his rampage shouting 'Praise Jesus!' or 'Shalom' or 'Buddha akbar.'"

We are sick and tired of how this administration downplays terrorism and accuses us of Islamophobia.  The only thing you can accuse me of at this point is Obamaphobia.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

ISIS in America

Here we go again. It's the same thing over and over. Even though ISIS has claimed responsibility in the Orlando nightclub massacre, Obama has dragged out the terrorism-denial playbook and has made the usual spineless response, and the liberals immediately demanded more gun control. Sound familiar?

I was not at all surprised to learn that, as Glenn Reynolds writes, "So, like the San Bernardino shooter, he escaped scrutiny because people were afraid of seeming racist or something." This is the PC twist on the old "If you see something, say something" campaign.

The next attack will be bigger, more people will die, yet the Obama response will be the same, and the politically correct lecturing will continue.  You can bet the Islamic terrorists are hoping Hillary gets elected so they can keep attacking with impunity.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Watcher's Council

The Council has spoken! Here are this week's Watcher's Council winners!

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Terror Viv

World Jewish Daily has the most no-nonsense headline on the brutal terrorist attack in Tel Aviv: Hamas Scum Claim Tel Aviv Attack.

Lots 'o Links

Here's this week's news roundup courtesy of Betsy's Page, Larwyn's Linx, and Maggie's Farm. Have the Pepto Bismol ready!

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

A Good Question From Thomas Sowell

"Is Personal Responsibility Obsolete?"  He writes, "Generations ago, both religious people and socialists were agreed on the proposition that 'he who does not work, neither shall he eat.' Both would come to the aid of those unable to work. But the idea that people who simply choose not to work should be supported by money taken from those who are working was rejected across the ideological spectrum. How we got to the present situation is a long story, but the painful fact is that we are here now." 
And unfortunately, we will stay here as long as there's a Democrat enabler in the White House.

Monday, June 06, 2016

D-Day: The Great Crusade

On this date in 1944, our military embarked upon the Great Crusade and effectively won the war.  We will never forget the courage and sacrifice made by Eisenhower and his men.

If only we had such leaders and such men today!

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Watcher's Council

The Council has spoken! Here are this week's Watcher's Council results!

Friday, June 03, 2016

38,000 Jobs Created!

Today's headline: US created 38,000 jobs in May vs. 162,000 expected.  When I heard the news, I really thought I had heard it wrong.

I half-expected the Obama administration to either blame Bush, or say it was a typographical error and that the number was actually 238,000.

Yep, it must be that right-wing radio distorting his economic record again!

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Lots 'o Links

Get ready to read these items, courtesy of Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx!

Bonus: get the Pepto Bismol handy. Obama is blaming right-wingers for the notion that government is the problem. Well, government IS the problem, especially since 2008!