Wednesday, November 30, 2016

He Carrier-ed the Day!

How impressive is it that a man who hasn't even been sworn in as President yet has already prevented Ford and Carrier from moving to Mexico, something our current President either couldn't or wouldn't do? It's a victory for the American worker and for our country, and some good news in a week in which too many people have been brazenly defying our immigration laws and showing contempt for our flag.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Jewish Superstitions

For anyone with a bubbe, these superstitions will surely bring back memories! The one referred to as "The 'Pooh, Pooh, Pooh' Spit" was part of my own childhood.

Monday, November 28, 2016

The Romney Problem

I saw this at Israpundit:  "Trump Will Not Appoint Romney. There simply is no good reason to appoint Romney to the most prestigious and important cabinet office. Rudy is more qualified, more courageous, and most important, loyal. He deserves to be appointed Secretary of State and will be appointed. The message from Ms. Conway is 'give Romney a living, but nothing important.'"

That last bit is from "The Godfather", when Vito says that about new son-in-law Carlo. As usual,  there's a lot of political wisdom in that film.

Why can't Romney just do the decent thing and withdraw from consideration as Secretary of State, or any other cabinet position? 

If It Looks Like a Duck...

It's terrorism, yet again. We owe great thanks to the policeman who killed this extremist! At 9:52 a.m. Abdul Razak Ali Artan, an OSU student, drove a van over a curb near Watts Hall and after hitting pedestrians, and got out of the vehicle with the knife and started attacking people, said Ohio State University Police Chief Craig Stone. Nine people were injured during Artan's spree before Ohio State University Campus Police Officer Alan Horujko shot and killed Artan. Horujko happened to be nearby and ended the confrontation in less than a minute.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Recount Her Out

Talk about "bitter clingers"!  Three weeks after the election, Hillary Clinton is bitterly clinging to the hope that she, not Trump, is the real president and is joining Jill Stein's recount effort.  What an embarrassment for these sore losers! Let's hope this stunt backfires and it turns out that Hillary lost by even more votes than is currently known.

Good Riddance, Fidel!

Good riddance to a dictator who was part of our lives for decades, who threatened the United States, and who sent the dregs of Cuban society to Florida in his Mariel boat lift. And as usual with so many evil men, he unfortunately lived a very long life. Now that he's gone, Cuba can only change for the better, with President Trump's help.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Lots 'o Links

Relive the events of the past week if you dare by visiting Maggie's Farm, Larwyn's Linx, and Betsy's Page!

Also, read about the latest terror method in Israel: arson!  "'It’s likely that there is a nationalist motive in some of the arson cases,' Israel Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich said at a press conference Thursday afternoon, as fires continued to rage in the Haifa area." No kidding.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Obama ♥ Iran

Everyone should be outraged by this: Obama strengthens Iran deal over GOP outcry.  "The White House and Iran have taken steps to buttress their landmark nuclear deal even as House Republican leaders urged President Obama on Tuesday to avoid actions that weaken sanctions on Iran before President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated."  The Ayatollah is threatening us even as Obama panders and colludes -- it's almost treasonous.

Positive!

From American Digest, Song for a National Victory Rally, by Johnny Mercer:  "You've got to accentuate the positive/Eliminate the negative/And latch on to the affirmative/Don't mess with Mister In-Between."

We can start doing that in just 57 days!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

What a Compliment!

He didn't mean this as a compliment, but I'll take it as one!  "Senior Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar has suggested that US President-elect Donald Trump is secretly a Jew.  In an interview with Al-Jazeera earlier this month, Zahar said that 'Trump loves the Jews, and not only because he likes the Jewish religion.'"

Argus Hamilton Quips

You can always count on Argus Hamilton for his enjoyable comments on the current news. Here's what he has to say in his latest column:  "The Broadway cast of Hamilton! lectured Mike Pence from onstage Friday about the need for the new administration to stand for diversity. It never ends. Next on Broadway is a musical about a brilliant actor's attempt to eliminate the Republican Party in its infancy. The show is called Booth!"

Monday, November 21, 2016

November 22

Tomorrow is November 22 again, when we talk about John F. Kennedy's life and terrible death.  For those of us old enough to remember, it was a traumatic day that can never be forgotten, nor can that date pass without immediately thinking of the assassination.

The other day I saw Alexandra Zapruder on TV. Of course, with that name, she is the granddaughter of Abraham Zapruder, who just happened to take the most famous home movie in history. She has written a book called "Twenty-Six Seconds",  about how that film affected her family, and her book is reviewed here by Joyce Carol Oates.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Tiring Commercial


I get such a kick out of this E*TRADE commercial and wonder how many takes it took before this man was able to say all this without laughing or spilling his cup of coffee!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Keep Your Friends Close But Keep Your Enemies Closer

That's the first thing I thought of when I saw Mitt Romney arriving for his meeting with President-Elect Donald Trump today!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Winners and Whiners

We've seen the whiners since the election of Donald Trump, and now it's time to see a winner: Tony Romo, who showed lots of class and good sportsmanship when talking about losing his quarterback job to rookie sensation Dak Prescott. The Today show website says that "Every kid who plays sports should watch Tony Romo's speech about losing his dream job."   "It is at moments like these 'you find out who you really are,' Romo said, 'In football, you are not handed everything, you earn everything and a great example is Dak. He has earned the right to be the right to be our quarterback - as hard as it is to say, he has earned that right.'"

And Romo has definitely earned the right to be called gracious in defeat. Those protesters could learn a lot from him.

Lots 'o Links

Your instructions for today: check out the latest posts at Betsy's Page, Larwyn's Linx, and Maggie's Farm.  Then go to American Digest and look at the 5 Minute Arguments, and pass it on!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

How Not To Win Frends and Influence People

Just nominate Keith Ellison as the head of the Democratic party! You'd think that after their sound defeat, they wouldn't want a radical and an anti-semite like this as the face of their party.

Winning: It's Music To The Ears

WQXR offers 5 Classical Pieces To Celebrate An Election Victory, including the Triumphal March from Aida, and 1812 Overture.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Disgraceful Anti-Trump Protest of the Day

Don't people have any decency or self-respect left?  This has simply got to stop.  If the incidents of the past week aren't enough to outrage and disgust you, this one certainly will.  The following is from Dennis Prager: "Many American Jews on the left, including rabbis and lay leaders, are embarrassing Jews and Judaism. I say this to ring an alarm in Jewish life and to tell non-Jewish America that these people represent leftism, not Judaism. Furthermore, I am talking only about leftist, not liberal, Jews. Unfortunately, however, both within and outside of Judaism, liberalism has become synonymous with leftism. This past week the embarrassing behavior of left-wing Jews reached a new level. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that Jews and their clergy at various synagogues around America were gathering to 'sit shiva' — the Hebrew and Jewish term for the seven-day period of grieving that Jews engage in after the loss of an immediate relative — because Donald Trump was elected president. Consider for a moment how childish and narcissistic this is: using the sacred ritual reserved for the death of one’s child or parent as a way to express disappointment over a presidential election."

Monday, November 14, 2016

Argus Hamilton Quips - and More

You just knew that Argus Hamilton would comment on the election, so read his latest column, which includes items such as this one:  "President Obama gave a first class speech to reporters Wednesday in which he congratulated Donald Trump and vowed to do everything he can to help him be successful. The next day he met with Trump at the White House for a private lunch. It was just the two of them and their food tasters."  In his November 10 column, he says, "New York hotel magnate Donald Trump astounded his critics in the media and Hollywood and was elected president of the United States on Tuesday. There had to be silent rejoicing on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. Donald Trump's election is the Comedian's Full Employment Act of 2016."

I loved this Howie Carr column about the immature protesters. This says it all:  "Can I have the bullhorn please?  I would like to address all of you rioting hippies, fifth-generation welfare leeches and assorted illegal immigrants who are currently looting, burning and carjacking your way across the college campuses and free-stuff districts of America."

Here's a headline I like:  Rudy Giuliani, John Bolton Are Leading Candidates for Next Secretary of State.  I'll take them, even though I'd prefer Giuliani as Attorney General and Bolton as Secretary of State or in his former role as UN Ambassador. Also, I think Kellyanne Conway should be in the administration in some role -- her selection as Trump's campaign manager made all the difference.  How about Ben Carson as HHS Secretary? How about sending Hillary Clinton to some faraway foreign country as its ambassador? And how about some capable Democrats in the cabinet to show our generosity to the losing side?

Friday, November 11, 2016

Post-Election Analysis

Lots of great post-election analysis these days! Read Ruthie Blum's column,  A Vote Against Cultural Radicalism.  In it she writes, "But the citizens who live in the real world, full of financial and other struggles — such as worrying more about keeping their kids alive than about whether they will get into Harvard — know full well that the bill of goods being sold to them by the Left does nothing but prevent them from achieving what used to be called the 'American dream.' For them, liberalism has been a nightmare from every perspective.
They are angry that their patriotism, religion, ideas about men and women, common sense about good and evil – when it comes to bullies in the schoolyard and Islamist terrorists in their neighborhoods and abroad – are under perpetual assault by people whose condescension knows no bounds.
They are irritated that they cannot watch even innocuous comedies without being fed the message that their values are skewed.
They are furious that they have recourse when the source of their livelihood suddenly disappears as a result of pressure from environmentalists pointing to junk science as an excuse to hold the rights of plants and animals in higher esteem than those of human beings.
They are outraged at being berated for teaching their kids both to strive for excellence and victory, and to accept that life involves overcoming disappointment and failure.
And they are totally fed up with having to worry that every little thing they say or do is construed as offensive or racist.
Yes, things have gone too far in the United States, and the electorate decided to pull the pendulum back in the other direction."

That's for sure!

And don't miss Shmuely Boteach's column, as well as the many good columns at Israel Hayom.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Mike Pence

Vice-President-Elect Mike Pence came back to his home state of Indiana today and made a very nice speech. It made me realize how lucky we are that Trump made the VP choice he did.  What if he had made a frivolous selection like Scott Brown, thinking it wouldn't really matter, since he wasn't going to be elected anyway?

Lots 'o Links: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington Edition

Wow, what an amazing week this has been! Hillary Clinton losing her shoe-in status and the presidency to Donald Trump at the last minute was like Jordan Spieth losing the Masters to Danny Willett -- everyone's in a state of shock.

Read the latest on the election over at Betsy's Page, Larwyn's Linx, and Maggie's Farm. Also, look at this photo of the White House staffers awaiting Trump's arrival.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Sore Losers

Did you see those anti-Trump protesters in the streets of mostly liberal cities? They can't bear the fact that Donald Trump won the election fair and square, so they are behaving like spoiled brats.

They probably hope that if they march and whine long enough, he will resign and have Hillary take over. In their dreams! He won, you lost. Deal with it.

President Donald J. Trump: Vindication and Repudiation

What a great victory by Donald Trump! Talk about historic -- this is only the second time in my lifetime that a non-politician has wrested the Presidency away from a career politician (the first time being Eisenhower). And not only did he win, he beat out the powerful Clinton-Obama machine! I would hope that pundits and politicians will be apologizing for the error of their ways. Congratulations to the Trump family, and to us Republicans who made this day possible.

Here are some newspaper front pages -- not all of them flattering!

Monday, November 07, 2016

Good Luck, Donald Trump!

For a non-politician,  Donald Trump has surpassed all expectations. He deserves a lot of credit for his energy, for his refusal to bow to political correctness, and for a close race that nobody could ever have imagined. And he deserves credit for going up against the powerful Clinton machine. For that reason alone, he deserves the thanks of a very weary Republican party.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Desperation Time

When I heard about, and saw the surreal footage of, Trump being rushed off the stage in NV by the Secret Service, I thought of the headlines the liberal media might use:  "Trump Angers Protesters"; "Protesters Attacked by Trump Supporters"; or "Violence Again at Trump Rally".  I hate to see what the next 3 days will bring.

Honoring Israel

It's nice to read for a change about someone who doesn't hate Israel!  "John Hagee Ministries Program Holds 35th Annual ‘Night to Honor Israel’.  A Christian ministries media network held its 35th annual 'Night to Honor Israel' event Sunday, where it distributed $2 million to Israeli and Jewish charities."

Friday, November 04, 2016

Finishing the Job

At a rally in Fayetteville, Obama "tailored his speech to young voters and reminded them about Clinton’s policies on free tuition and affordable health care. He said she could build on the progress he made as president.  'I need you to vote. America needs you to vote because we’ve got to finish what we started eight years ago,' he said."

Eight years ago, Obama and the Democrats started to dismantle this country. If you want them to finish ruining it, go vote for the Clintons.

Here's a column titled I’m A Woman, I’m Voting For Trump, And It Wasn’t Even A Close Call, which focuses on Obamacare.  If you want the Clintons to finish destroying what's left of our health care system, by all means vote for them. If you want everything for free, if you want to take no personal responsibility, if you want to be paid not to work, if you want the U.S. to continue to be weak rather than strong, just pull that Democrat lever on Tuesday, and then shut up.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Dewey, Cheatham & Howe

Read Marc Thiessen's column Get ready for four more years of Clinton scandals, and just imagine what our enemies think of us now.  Now only are these political scandals good propaganda value for them, but what's to stop them from taking advantage, blackmailing, or attacking when our government is more corrupt, sleazy, and dishonest than ever? And why should our allies trust or believe us?