Monday, April 24, 2017

The Work of Yad Vashem

Read Raffi Berg's article titled The Holocaust: Who are the missing million? about Yad Vashem's attempt to identify all the victims before it's too late.

Those filthy Nazis plotted well to make sure that, 70 years later,  there'd still be suffering and trauma for the Jews.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Music and Shakespeare

As usual, WQXR has interesting posts on its website, including this one: 20 Great Music Compositions Inspired by Shakespeare.  Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet Fantasy - Overture is my favorite.

Lots 'o Links

You know it's almost the end of the work week when you have lots of great links to read, courtesy of Larwyn's Linx, Maggie's Farm, and Betsy's Page!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Remembering Liviu Librescu, Saver of Lives

It's hard to believe it's been ten years since that horrific massacre at Virginia Tech. I blogged about Professor Liviu Librescu back then, and now Tablet magazine has a tribute to him: "Ten years later, perhaps Librescu’s greatest legacy is that he gave nearly two-dozen people a chance to continue their lives."

Monday, April 17, 2017

Don Rickles, The Last Laugh

There have been many good articles written in tribute to the late Don Rickles, but I particularly liked these two:

The Mouth That Roared, by Greg Crosby, which includes some of Rickles' best insults such as "Who picks your clothes, Stevie Wonder?"; and the amusingly well-written Don Rickles at Elaine’s, a Recurring Act, by Peter Khoury.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Look In The Mirror!

The post titled Seriously, Some Times It's You at Michelle Obama's Mirror is just great! We all know people like this (besides Hillary Clinton) who just will not take responsibility for their own shortcomings and defeats and who prefer to blame everyone and everything else instead. We also know people who fit the description in the accompanying delightful Calvin & Hobbes cartoon. So make sure you enjoy this post, and maybe even pass it on to the blamers and gripers you know. Of course, they will never recognize themselves in it!
(As seen at Larwyn's Linx.)

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Lots 'o Links

For the latest in politics, culture, and politically correct idiocy, you can't do better than the posts at Betsy's Page, Larwyn's Linx, and Maggie's Farm!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Despicable Muslim Nazis in Paris

You will be enraged when you read Daniel Greenfield's column about the Muslim murder of a Jewish woman in Paris. This savage attacked her in her own home -- and then threw her out the window to her death.

He writes, "A war against humanity is underway. It began long ago. The killers shout, “Allahu Akbar”. And their victims fall from New York City skyscrapers and third floor Parisian apartments. They are run over in London and Nice, shot in San Bernardino and Paris and blown up in Boston and Brussels.  We must remember all of them. And we must win the war."

Well, unfortunately, it seems that even now, political correctness is even stronger than common sense and outrage, and apparently, nobody but Jews care about anti-Jewish and anti-American atrocities.

And it makes you wonder: if there were to be another September 11-style attack tomorrow, would the media cover for the Muslims?

Monday, April 10, 2017

Palm Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Look at the devastating photos here and tell me if you agree that ISIS is on the run:  "Palm Sunday bombings are the latest in a string of attacks against Egypt's Christians."

Stockholm Syndrome

Here's how Sweden's education minister spoke after the ceremony in memory of the victims of Friday's terrorist attack:  "'It's so strong to see how Stockholm answered this brutal, horrific attack on our society with love. Love for each other, love for unknown people. Being able to give a place to sleep and a good dinner for people without the possibility to take their train home. That strength in our society shows that terror will never prevail,” Fridolin told The Local."

Excuse me, but it's this same "love for unknown people" that's changed Sweden for the worse and has resulted in the worst terrorist attack there in years!

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Stay tuned to these blogs as American air power shows its might in Syria: Betsy's Page, Larwyn's Linx, and Maggie's Farm.

Anyone who remembers the original shock and awe in Iraq has to feel proud of our country tonight.

Deadlines? Red Lines? Not in Trump's Administration!

DEVELOPING – The United States launched dozens of cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield early Friday in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians.

Good!  We're sending a clear message to barbarians and terrorists in Syria and elsewhere that America is no longer the timid country of Obama.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

"Obamagate"

I loved the clever title of George Neymayr's column: The Media Gives Short Schiff to Obamagate

More Great Music


Here's the beautiful and exciting jig from Holst's St.Paul's Suite.


Easter is coming, so I'm hoping to see Ben-Hur yet again on TV. The combination of the story, the acting, and the music combine to make it one of the greatest, and most compelling, films ever. Is anyone really surprised that the "remake" was a flop?

Monday, April 03, 2017

Music Always Helps

When I heard that Susan "Blame the Video" Rice may have been the person involved in the surveillance of Donald Trump, I wasn't at all surprised.  If it's true and if it was done for nefarious purposes with Obama's approval, you just know that the liberal media will not be doing a Woodward & Bernstein any time soon.

So here is some nice music to take your mind off the continual scandals, at least temporarily.

Roger Quilter's 3 English Dances, Op. 11.
Doreen Carwithen's Suffolk Suite.
Percy Grainger's Mock Morris.

Argus Hamilton Quips

The humorist's latest column is filled with items of topical interest, including this one: "British Brexit leader Nicolas Farage was in California where he raised a million dollars to try to split the state along east-west lines. Conservative Eastern California would include Orange County and San Diego, making it look like an Italian boot. It's for kicking illegal immigrants out of the state."

Friday, March 31, 2017

Nazis Then, Nazis Now

A chilling Nazi telegram written in 1943 could have been written today. "On Wednesday, the NLI published a telegram from leading Nazi commander Heinrich Himmler to Jerusalem’s Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini, sending 'best wishes in your continued battle' against the 'Jewish invaders' until 'the great victory.'"

Israeli Ruthie Blum also saw the connection and mentioned it in her very touching column about her daughter titled "Himmler and Al-Husseini: Telegraphic Reminders of Reality":  "In other words, my daughter did not have to travel to Europe for a tour of Hitler’s gas chambers to be ‎exposed to a purposeful and concerted effort to wipe her and her classmates off the face of the ‎earth."‎

Mozart: It's For The Birds

How can you resist a story with a headline like this? "This Cockatiel Sings Mozart's Queen of the Night Aria Better than You."

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Time for the latest and greatest posts on news and culture, thanks to Larwyn's Linx, Maggie's Farm, and Betsy's Page!

Notice the headline Ex-Obama Official Admits Spying on Trump Team, but watch the cable networks: it's still Russia, Russia, Russia all the time.

(Dry Bones cartoon as seen at Jewish World Review.)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Unlawful "Lawmaker"

Oh, this is just great:  "Federal immigration officials are blasting a Brockton lawmaker for inciting “panic” after she took to Facebook to warn illegal immigrants about a rumored ICE sweep — a brazen move one fellow lawmaker said could put 'lives in danger.'"

If that isn't aiding and abetting, I don't know what is. She should be forced out of office and replaced by someone whose priority will actually be to enforce the law and protect American citizens.

(If these liberal mayors and other legislators won't do their job, maybe they ought to go to Mexico and other countries and help people there so they won't come here!)

Reading, Writing, & Ridiculousness

Here's the important information some students are learning to prepare them for a job after graduation: "Missouri State University sponsored an hour-long event last week dedicated to the various ways fringe feminist activists can misspell the word 'woman.'" Read the entire article if you want a good laugh.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Hooray for Nikki Haley!

"Nikki Haley received a hero's welcome at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Monday as she reminded the pro-Israel lobbying group of her early successes as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and promised to continue with a sharp break from the Obama administration.

'For anyone who says you can't get anything done at the U.N., they need to know there is a new sheriff in town," Haley said during an appearance at AIPAC's annual conference in Washington, D.C.'"

Monday, March 27, 2017

Interesting Comments On The News

At AIPAC Conference, Alan Dershowitz Helps Unveil Israeli Water-Making Machine; Says ‘You Can’t Boycott Products You Cannot Live Without’.  

Bruce Bawer: "After last Wednesday's deadly attack outside London's Houses of Parliament, the left-wing British media expressed outrage – not at the appalling way in which Islam and Islamic terrorism have transformed life and sown death throughout the Western world, but at the purported moral depravity of those who dare to connect the dots. .. Maintaining that Islam's critics 'hate the very idea of cosmopolitan communities' (no, they hate barbarism), Hundal called on Londoners to learn from the spirit of the Battle of Britain: 'Keep Calm and Carry on'.  But there's a big difference between now and then. During World War II, Brits named their enemy. Everyone openly recognized Nazism as a monstrous ideology. And the media didn't respond to German bombings in the East End by slandering Churchill as a 'Naziphobe.'

Those Oldies But Goodies Remind Me of The Work Ethic

Every time I see healthy young men begging on the highway, I think of people like Loraine Maurer: Evansville woman, 94, still going strong 44 years into McDonald's job.  Congratulations to her! On many resumes, you can see that many people can't even last 4 months in a job!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Conquering Hero


Here's some great music by Handel about Judah Maccabee: "See, the Conqu'ring Hero Comes." We could do with some heroes right now, to conquer Islamic terrorists and the Democrats!

Mowed Down, Shot, and Stabbed

What happened at Parliament today sounds like it's from the ISIS/Al Qaeda playbook.  I'm sure we'll be told not to jump to conclusions.  Meanwhile, we have a lax Secret Service, and we have had intruders at the White House. We had better get more professional security here before people are mowed down, shot & stabbed at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue!

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Holocaust: Was THAT 'Jewish Privilege', Too?




These are envious, jealous, spiteful, evil and moronic psychopaths who should get out of our colleges and get out of our country.

Was it "Jewish privilege" that got 6 million of us exterminated by the Nazis? 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Boy, the bloggers have more fodder than usual to work with these days, thanks to both the Democrats and the Republicans acting like fools!  Who need the Dems attacking the GOP when you have John McCain accusing Rand Paul of working for Putin!

You can read the latest news and insights at Betsy's Page, Larwyn's Linx, and Maggie's Farm.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Hazardous to Republicans' Health

At The American Spectator, David Hogberg writes about The Con Job That Is the ‘American Health Care Act’. Better to have no health care act at all than one that's the same as, or worse than, Obamacare!

The Republicans had better get their own act together before they once again disintegrate while the Democrats somehow come back from the ashes.  We can't allow this to happen.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Purim 2017

What a wonderful writer Daniel Greenfield is! At Sultan Knish, you can read his account of Purim, along with some clever observations regarding Jews vs. liberal Jews: "If Purim had culminated with some smart power diplomacy and a lesson on tolerance, liberal Jews might be more inclined to celebrate it. Unfortunately it ends with a genocidal madman being hung from a tree and the Jews fighting for their lives, winning and slaughtering their enemies.
And instead of feeling guilty about it, their descendants eat pastries, dress up in costumes and get drunk. At least those of their descendants who believe in survival instead of surrender."

Saturday, March 11, 2017

A New Low for ISIS

I haven't heard too much about this latest episode of evil, but what can you expect from terrorists who behead and burn alive innocent civilians? "ISIS gunmen dressed as doctors kill at least 30 at Afghan hospital". It sounds to me as if the "JV team" is getting even bolder.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Classical Cab Conversation

WQXR has the most interesting articles and musical clips, and it's worth visiting their website at least once a week.

Here's the story of an unexpectedly enjoyable taxi ride.

Lots 'o Links

Enjoy the latest from Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx!

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

RepubliCare

Uh-oh!  "A curious thing has happened to the Republican replacement plan as it has evolved through multiple drafts: it has begun to look more and more like ObamaCare itself."

Meanwhile, in a perfect example of chutzpah, "House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is telling Speaker Paul Ryan  that lawmakers 'must not be asked to vote' on new GOP health care  legislation without details   on cost and how many people would be covered."  Isn't this the same Nancy Pelosi who said about Obamacare, “But we have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what’s in it....” ?

I still resent the fact that our health care was destroyed just so the "40 million uninsured" could be covered, and I sure don't want to go through that nightmare again with the Republicans.

Argus Hamilton Quips

The humorist does it again in a new column that includes news items such as this one:  "Barbra Streisand blamed her weight gain on all the pancakes she eats to salve her anger while watching the morning news. The Democrats are splitting apart. BLM activists were just arrested for plotting to blow up Jewish centers, now Streisand launches an unprovoked attack on Aunt Jemima."

Monday, March 06, 2017

Making The Work Ethic Cool


I saw Mike Rowe on TV last week trying to make people enthusiastic about working for a living: "If you want to make America great again, you've got to make work cool again". Isn't it a shame that you even have to say such a commonsense thing today, when working used to be something everyone (especially men) did automatically? It was either work or starve. Now it's work or stay home and collect welfare. What a sad state of affairs when you have to shame people into it.  How about making work necessary, and making work your duty?  Let's make the work ethic cool again!

Look at the exciting news on the jobs front today: "Exxon said it has embarked on a $20 billion plan to build or update manufacturing and refining facilities on the Gulf Coast, something the company predicts will create 45,000 new jobs." That sounds mighty cool to me.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Snug As A Bug In A Rug...In Trump Tower?

Tonight when I heard about Trump's accusations of having been wiretapped by the Obama Administration, and then I heard Obama's response that they'd never wiretapped anyone, I immediately remembered that James Rosen and Kirsten Powers had been wiretapped by them. I went online to check it out to make sure I wasn't dreaming it, and sure enough, this was at The Blaze:
"In fact, it's widely known that Obama's Justice Department targeted journalists with wiretaps in 2013, most famous Fox News' James Rosen and his family."

Oh well! Even if it's proven that what Trump has said is true,  Obama will get away with it...again.

Friday, March 03, 2017

"Hebrew Liberation Week"

I don't care for the name, but I do love the idea: "A pro-Israel student group at Columbia University is launching 'Hebrew Liberation Week' to counter the upcoming annual 'Israeli Apartheid Week' by celebrating the connection between the Jews and Israel, the Algemeiner reported."  They could subtitle it "The Chosen People Week" or "Pro-Semitism Week"!

Moronic Motive of the Day

Now I've seen everything: Disgraced journalist threatened Jewish centers to get back at ex, FBI sayWell, that makes perfect sense!

What one thing has to do with the other, I have no idea, but just the fact that he chose Jewish centers rather than churches or mosques proves this evil creep is an antisemite.  I wonder what his defense will be!

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Get ready to read about this week's news and gossip at Maggie's Farm, Larwyn's Linx, and Betsy's Page!

I don't think the Democrats and the media will be satisfied until they prove that Russia stole the election from Hillary Clinton. Even if Jeff Sessions ends up resigning, there will be no end to this, and, sadly, the sense of optimism we all got from Trump's marvelous speech will go right down the drain.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Democratic (Lack of) Response

I love the hilarious comments about the awful rebuttal given by Steve Beshear. The Daily Caller has him separated at birth with the Heaven's Gate cult leader:

while The Conservative Treehouse places him in ads for catheters and Colonial Penn:

Boy, the Dems are in worse shape than we thought!

Here's today's best response: Stockmarkets roar to records after Trump speech.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mourned by Strangers

Here's a  heartwarming story about a well-earned send-off: "More than 200 Israelis attended the funeral of a complete stranger — a Holocaust survivor from the Canary Islands who fulfilled a final wish, to be buried in Israel alongside her mother....Nathan, a native of Germany, was one of the few to survive the Theresienstadt concentration camp. She managed to avoid being sent to the Treblinka and Auschwitz extermination camps like many of the other Jews imprisoned at Theresienstadt by the Nazis."

She received the care in death she had been deprived of in life.

A Surprisingly Effective Speech!

For a man who's never been a politician, Donald Trump certainly looked and sounded presidential tonight in his address to Congress.  I was afraid he'd get sidetracked, ad-lib, and go off on tangents the way he had done during his campaign, but instead -- and probably to the dismay of many of the Democrats -- he sounded quite calm and conciliatory.

Too bad the Dems didn't stick around after the speech.  What could it have hurt for them to come shake Trump's hand, say "well done", and show some willingness to get along? By leaving so quickly, they just showed what sore losers they truly are.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Cemetery Anti-Semitism

When I read about this weekend's desecration of a Philadelphia Jewish cemetery,  I thought of a column I read about the similar vandalism at a St. Louis cemetery. It's titled "Why has the overturning of Jewish headstones spooked us so?" and is well worth reading.

Writer Edmon J. Rodman says, "It’s not just the destruction that is so disturbing, it’s the willful desecration and the fear that acts like this are building, if not checked, into something worse, that has many of us nervously paging through the history books for a flash of what could happen next.
Yet, if we choose to dig deeper, there’s more to why we feel the way we do about the cemetery desecration. Beneath every headstone there is not just another Jew, but an individual who was loved, and missed; someone who, according to Jewish law, must be treated with kavod ha-emet, or 'respect for the dead.'"

Obviously these thugs have no respect for the dead, and especially no respect for Jewish dead, or they wouldn't have chosen these headstones.  In the article on the Philadelphia cemetery, it said, “It’s pretty much intentional,” McReynolds told The Washington Post. “We just have to find out if it’s drunken kids or an act of — well, it is a predominantly Jewish cemetery, so we have to look into that fact.”

"Drunken kids or an act of ---..." ?  Why is it so hard to say the word "anti-Semitism"?

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Tolerating Terrorism

In his recent column Savages of Stockholm, David Greenfield wonders, "After the riots die down and the fires are put out, there will be more talk about integrating them, but what are they being integrated into; a culture that doesn't resist when their cars are torched? Why would they want to join a culture that leaves you unable to protect what is yours? Why would anyone join a culture that makes you so weak and impotent that anyone can come and take what belongs to you?" It's like when the Nazis led passive Jews to the pits and slaughtered them -- why would we ever let that happen to us again? Remember the French Resistance? Isn't there anyone willing to resist today's Nazis?

Yiddish Vinkyl

Harold Ticktin translates the word fonfer as "someone who doesn’t deliver what he promises; a double-talker; a cheat" and gives this great example:  "'That fonfer will make you think black is white!' (Leo Rosten, “The New Joys of Yiddish,” Three Rivers Press, New York, N.Y.; 2001, p. 107)"

Friday, February 24, 2017

News I Wish WAS Fake

I saw this tweet from Chris Cuomo today and instantly wished I hadn't.  It's as if the liberals are deliberately trying to see how far they can go in pushing the boundaries of decency, taste, and common sense, and desperately trying to push their warped agenda and turn abnormal into normal. Imagine growing up today being indoctrinated like this!
(As seen - unfortunately - at Larwyn's Linx.)

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Another tumultuous week, and another day of great roundups from Betsy's Page, Larwyn's Linx, and Maggie's Farm.

If we didn't have 24 hour cable news and social media, would people still be rioting, protesting, and rushing to embrace the abnormal and the criminal? I doubt it. The Democrats and the liberals look unhinged, and in their zeal to have more people voting Democrat at the next election,  they will do anything, even if it hurts they country. It's just amazing.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Town Hell Meetings

Erick Erickson suggests we just ignore these organized, obnoxious liberal protesters, but it's easier said than done, especially when they are being encouraged and praised by the network news channels.  The Republicans who are holding these town hall meetings ought to fight fire with fire; after all, we're in power now, so (to paraphrase Trump), what do they have to lose?

Vandalism Scandalism

There's been a lot of vandalism and disrespect lately. "Activists Hoist 'Refugees Welcome' Sign at the Statue of Liberty." Notice that the sign didn't say "Legal Refugees Welcome".  If the liberals want everyone to come here, let them pay out of their own pockets, not mine!

"3 DC monuments vandalized over the weekend". It makes me sick to see our historic monuments defaced.

And this absolute disgrace: "Vandals damage 100 headstones at Jewish cemetery, police say." Whoever did this has no shame, no remorse, and no decency whatsoever.  (And yes, this is a hate crime.)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Donald and The Bibi

From Israel Hayom:  "Trump is good for the Jews.  If anyone had any doubt that U.S. President Donald Trump would be good for Israel, the press conference in the White House before his meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proved as much, despite the cries of 'anti-Semitism in America' heard since Trump won the elections. A new era has begun in Washington, a much more refreshing one."

After 8 years of disrespect from Obama, any President would be good for the Jews!

Lots 'o Links

Another week, another media frenzy!  Read all about it at Larwyn's Linx, Maggie's Farm, and Betsy's Page.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Impeach Trump!

What are they trying to do, run Trump out of office so they can install Hillary as the "real" President, with Obama on the Supreme Court? When you already hear comparisons to Watergate, you know the Dems and the media have it in for him, and after only a month on the job! I'm no conspiracy theorist, but I find this sickening and don't want to put the TV news on at night.

Remember: everything would be hunky-dory right now if only Hillary had been elected!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Punch a Jew, Good for You!

Here's more anti-Semitism on campus, this time in Canada: "McGill Student Council Silence Over Member’s Tweet Calling on Followers to ‘Punch a Zionist’ Outrages, Frightens Jews, Pro-Israel Activists on Campus." What do they have there, a branch of the Nazi Youth?

You can bet that if someone tweeted "Punch a Muslim", there'd be worldwide condemnation and marches. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Price is Right

I always like Fred Plotkin's articles at WQXR, and this one on Leontyne Price, complete with samples of her beautiful voice, is wonderfully written.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Another wild week, another great roundup from Larwyn's Linx, Maggie's Farm, and Betsy's Page!

Here's a disturbing article from The Algemeiner:   "As The Algemeiner reported, Canary Mission — which anonymously monitors anti-American, anti-Israel and antisemitic activities on college campuses — revealed it uncovered a 'disturbing degree of hatred' directed at Jews and Israel in posts from UH students. Some of these individuals are affiliated with the UH chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and the Muslim Student Association (MSA), as well as with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.   According to a Canary Mission representative, the group found a number of 'antisemitic and threatening catch phrases repeated over and over again in various forms, such as ‘Jews are dogs’ and ‘Jews should be cursed.'"  Yet they keep accusing us of "Islamophobia"!

Remember when colleges used to be places you enrolled in to study and get your degree so you could get a good job?

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Argus Hamilton Quips

Read Argus Hamilton's observations on the news, including this item:  "The White House officially put Iran on notice Wednesday after Iranian-trained Yemeni rebels attacked a Saudi ship and Iran conducted missile tests. It doesn't look good. I think the reason there were no Iranians in the crew on the Starship Enterprise is because Star Trek is set in the future."

No Matter What, They Still Hate the Jews

This is from the Algemeiner: "The introduction of the 'bloodied' flag at a gathering ostensibly staged to demonstrate against a policy of the new Trump administration was the latest example of students co-opting an event to express hostility to the Jewish state. Earlier this week, a similar practice was seen at a rally at the University of California, Irvine. 

According to the website Campus Reform, a student at the rally told fellow demonstrators, 'I want you guys to be about anti-Islamophobia; I want you guys to be anti-Zionism; and I want you guys to be anti-Israel because Trump didn’t come up with these things on his own. He got the idea of the wall from Israel.'

The student then led the crowd in a chant that has become popular at anti-Trump demonstrations across the country: 'From Palestine to Mexico, all the walls have got to go.'" (Can you now major in Rioting or Antisemitism on college campuses now?) 

After September 11, people briefly hated the Muslims. Now they love the Muslims to spite Trump, but they have always hated the Jews. 

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Take THAT, Roger Goodell! Patriots 34, Atlanta 28!

Super Bowl 51 should prove once and for all that Tom Brady doesn't need to cheat to win! He's the greatest quarterback I've seen, and this had to be one of the most incredible Super Bowl comebacks in history. Congratulations, Patriots, and hooray for Tom Terrific.

Friday, February 03, 2017

Dry Bones Observations

Take a look at the Dry Bones blog for some very wry observations. Here are just two very appropriate cartoons. Too bad nobody's paying attention.


More Terrorism in France, More Denial in America

This headline says it all: "Muslim with dark view of Islam attacks in Louvre 2 days after NY Times warns of Trump’s 'dark view of Islam'." By all means, keep letting them in!

Here's how the New York Times downplayed this attack:  "Assailant Near Louvre Is Shot by French Soldier. A man armed with two large knives and shouting 'God is great' in Arabic lunged at a military patrol near an entrance to the Louvre on Friday, causing little harm, but rattling a city already on edge over terrorist attacks and casting another shadow over its international image. A soldier opened fire, hitting the attacker several times, but not before he slashed at one of the other soldiers, causing minor injuries."

Somehow, I think that there'd be more outrage if the "attacker" had slashed the famous paintings with his machete than if he had seriously wounded or killed visitors.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Lots 'o Links

With all that's going on these days, our favorite bloggers have no shortage of material! Check out Larwyn's Linx, Maggie's Farm, and Betsy's Page.

Groundhog Day

President Trump saw his shadow. That means 6 more weeks of crying, rioting, and protesting by liberal losers.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Protect and Defend

This cartoon by Bob Gorrell describes our current predicament. You don't see anyone protesting in favor of keeping our country safe, or protesting in support of protecting our own citizens against the consequences of out-of-control immigration: more crime, the threat of terrorism, higher costs for taxpayers, more disease, crowded schools, endless welfare, the language barrier, the lack of assimilation, and so forth. Look at Europe -- we can't afford to become another Germany.

He, She, and It

Doesn't California have more important things to do than come up with more politically correct insanity like this?  "California Lawmakers Want ‘Third Gender Option’ for Drivers’ Licenses.  'Our society is becoming more enlightened every day about gender identity.'"

Wrong! Our society is becoming more sickened every day about "gender identity", because you liberals don't stop encouraging it and pretending that that's normal and the rest of us aren't! Enough already!


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A Strong Constitution

That's what Judge Neil Gorsuch and his family will need when liberals and Democrats attack him with all the viciousness they possess.  Let's hope the Republicans stand strong and help him get confirmed.

Some People Do Get It

This  comes from Reuters: Derek Carey writes that "Iraq will not retaliate against Trump's travel ban, seeks cooperation against ISIS: prime minister."

That's what it's all about, stopping and killing ISIS, Al Qaeda, and other Muslim terrorists to prevent another 9/11, or another San Bernardino.  Have Americans already forgotten these deliberate, deadly attacks? Did Charles Schumer cry over that?

Monday, January 30, 2017

A Shameful Comparison

I was furious when I heard that some liberals actually have the nerve to compare Trump's ban on Muslims from terrorist countries to not letting Jews to come to America during the Holocaust (for example the ship St Louis.)

I hate to tell you, but Jews aren't terrorists who commit mass murder, utilize homicide bombs, and fly planes into skyscrapers. Jews don't shout "Allah akbar" while slaughtering innocent people. Jews are the target, not the butcher.  As David Goldman says about Walter Russell Mead, "Prof. Mead compares this to America's refusal to accept Jewish immigrants during the Holocaust. I respect Mead, but I find the comparison offensive: How many Jewish refugees from Hitler murdered civilians at random (the answer is, not one)?"

Saturday, January 28, 2017

America Last

That seems to be the motto of the liberals who are now protesting against Donald Trump at our airports.  Why would anyone be against keeping illegal aliens out of our country who are from Middle Eastern countries that hate us?  Who coordinates these protests, and who's paying for it?

If you want Muslims here so badly, why don't you support them; why don't you pay for their welfare benefits and their food stamps; why don't you pay for their doctor bills and hospitalizations?  The next time there's a terrorist attack here, why don't you continue to defend them? And when Americans are killed by them, it's you who'll have blood on your hands.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Get ready to read lots of great articles and stuff on politics and culture at Betsy's Farm, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx! (Keep some Valium handy just in case.)

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Here's a classical piece I heard for the first time on the  radio today; evidently it's also used by marching bands! It's Call of the Mountain by Joseph Curiale.

Cartoon of the Day

By Bob Gorrell, as seen at Lucianne.com today.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Holocaust Without End



Speaking of the Holocaust, an artist named Shahak Shapira has done a service with a project called Yolocaust, which tries to shame people who take selfies at the Nazi concentration camps.  I doubt
thoughtless idiots like this can be shamed, but it's worth a try with images like these.

Out With The Old, In With The New

Trump has done more to help this country in a week than Obama did in 8 years.  The fact that he has given the go-ahead for the Keystone pipeline means jobs and revenue.

Meanwhile, it turns out that Obama left office with one last parting shot to Israel: "In final hours in office, Obama sent $221,000,000 to the 'Palestinians'."

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Notable Seniors in the News

Seeing 92 year old Jimmy Carter and 89 year old Rosalynn Carter make the effort to appear at Trump's inauguration made me wonder, if they could attend, why couldn't those 60 boycotting Democrats have attended?

Despite her discharge, 91 year old Barbara Bush refused to leave the hospital without her husband, 92 year old George H.W. Bush. Now that's true love, after 72 years!  You'll remember the photo on this web page - it was after George W. Bush delivered his moving speech at National Cathedral right after September 11.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Inaugural Items

I enjoyed the inauguration and all the pomp and ceremony, as I do every four years. It's usually the best thing on TV. The church services were wonderful, and the balls were entertaining,  especially the military ball where the Trumps and Pences danced with service members. It was amusing to see CNN so caught up in the apparel of Melania and Ivanka Trump

The protests were ridiculous, and you can't reason with people like that. Can anyone explain to me what women in Barcelona have against Trump, and why they, along with those in other countries, participated in those marches today? What did he ever do to them? And it's too bad the marchers in Chicago didn't use their energy and numbers to protest instead against the high murder rate in their city!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Inauguration Day 2017 - Out With the Old,

Forget politics just for one day. The majesty, power, and history of every Presidential inauguration is the only thing that counts.

But it sure feels awfully satisfying to be a Republican today!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Welcome to Washington, President Trump!

As seen at Breitbart, along with other great photos from tonight's pre-inaugural Make America Great Again! Welcome Concert. Having the Lincoln Memorial as the backdrop made for some powerful imagery.

Lots 'o Links

Hear ye, hear ye! Read the Inauguration Eve editions of Larwyn's Linx, Maggie's Farm, and Betsy's Page, and have a wonderful Friday!

Fake News Headline of the Day

"Advisors urge Trump to dance with 'Caitlyn' Jenner at inauguration." "Besides mollifying the LGBTQ community — wary of conservative Republicans in general, and of Trump in particular — dancing with Jenner could mend fences within the party." 

No, dancing with Jenner could show that Republicans are willing to make laughingstocks of themselves for a few votes from a tiny fraction of the population! Talk about pandering!  Let them dance with Bruce Jenner if they're so gung-ho about this.

This has got to be a very bad joke, a tasteless hoax -- or else the Republicans have lost their minds almost as badly as the Democrats have.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

"A Spite Machine"

"'So Ben Rhodes, who is a veritable enemy of Israel, Obama appoints to Holocaust Memorial Council,' American Spectator Managing Editor Melissa Mackenzie tweeted. 'The man is a spite machine.'" That is a perfect description of Obama.

Obama Frees Chelsea Manning and 273 More Criminals.   Isn't that wonderful.  (And they should have put "Chelsea" in quotation marks.)

Two days left. I'm afraid to see what else he has up his sleeve.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Start reading the news -- visit Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx!

Bonus: watch this animated video called Classical Mashups II.

Argus Hamilton Quips

Here's a news item from Argus Hamilton's recent column"President Obama was in Chicago on Tuesday to deliver his farewell speech to the nation as his second term comes to a close. During the president's speech, he said that he came into office eight years ago believing that what unites Americans is greater than what divides us. Well, we showed him."

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Some Links

Here are some Tuesday morning links from Maggie's Farm, and don't miss the cartoon on "climate change"!

Here's a post we can all appreciate: Farewell to a decade of media drooling over Barack Obama.

Friday, January 06, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Let's see what our favorite bloggers have to say about the latest news stories. Visit Betsy's Page, Larwyn's Linx, and Maggie's Farm right now.

The only reason to watch MSNBC: Fox News veteran Greta Van Susteren will be joining MSNBC next week to anchor a new evening show called "For the Record with Greta," network executives announced on Thursday.

ISIS On The Run -- Into An Airport Near You

The J.V. Team has reared its ugly head again. Is the Fort Lauderdale killer a "troubled Army vet" or inspired by ISIS to commit mass murder? And if you're so troubled, why do you always massacre others rather than just turn the gun on your miserable self?

The fact that he was able to fly across the country undetected brings back terrible memories of September 11 and makes you wonder how many other ISISaniacs are out there. 

This makes Obama's recent boast about the lack of foreign terrorist attacks seem even more empty.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Sick and Tired -- of Obama and Liberals

This is another perfect editorial cartoon by Steve Kelley, as seen at Jewish World Review.  We're sick of Obama and Obamacare, and after January 20, we'll finally start to get well.

What the Democrats are saying about Trump wanting to make America sick again just reminds me of their ad showing Republicans pushing Granny off a cliff. They are losers in more ways than one.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Twinkle Twinkle Jewish Star

How's this for a terrific editorial cartoon by Steve Kelley? I saw it at Lucianne.com today.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

2016 Classical Countdown

Check out WQXR's list of 2016's most-requested classical pieces.  Several of my favorites are on this list, but sadly, Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet Overture didn't make the cut.

Basically Banished

It's time for Lake Superior State University's 42nd Annual List of Banished Words, which I saw over at American Digest today. Thankfully, I have never heard or seen any of the 2017 words used; unfortunately, the word I'd like to have banished -- "basically" -- is not on this list. Must people use that unnecessary word in nearly every sentence they utter?

Conservative Blog Awards!

Per Doug Ross @ Journal,  here are The2016 Fabulous 50 Blog Award Winners, "the most prestigious new media awards in the conservative blogosphere."  See your favorite blogs listed, and discover new ones!