Monday, August 21, 2017

Eclipsomania!

The word "awesome" is badly overused these days, but today's eclipse definitely fit the bill, and my $2 glasses did the trick (although my neck is killing me).  It was very nice to participate in a shared experience like that.  A Washington Post headline says "We are all just mind-boggled", and that's the truth!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lots 'o Links

For the latest and greatest posts on the web, visit Maggie's Farm, Larwyn's Linx, and Betsy's Page.  I always feel better when I read that so many others feel the same way I do.

Also, make sure to read Daniel Greenfield's excellent column Weimar America,  in which he discusses the fact that "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to cheer on Communists and Nazis punching each other in major American cities while civil society disintegrates around them."  He's such a good and smart writer.

Murder by Car

Yep, ISIS sure is on the run, this time to Spain, and they definitely are contained. In their latest drive & kill attack, that old J.V. team of Islamist Nazis just killed 13 and injured 100 people in Barcelona. I'm surprised the media hasn't blamed Trump for this, too.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Queen of Sheba


Enjoy the Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, another famous piece by Handel. It's always amazing to think that some of the greatest music was written and performed in the 1700s, before any modern conveniences and shortcuts. Instead of watching TV, playing video games, and obsessing over Facebook all day long,  writers, musicians, and composers had imagination and eloquence.

Argus Hamilton Quips

The humorist's latest column is filled with comments on the news, such as this item: "Charlottesville was the site of a riot between white nationalists who wanted to preserve a statue of Robert E. Lee and leftists who wanted to remove it. The riot may have saved millions of lives. The rules of engagement state that we cannot start World War III until we are done fighting the Civil War."

I heard that police in Charlottesville were ordered to stand down. During the Baltimore riots, it was proven that the cops had received such an order. Why would you prefer looting and rioting rather arresting the violent protesters and restoring order? It's as if the liberals want maximum damage -- and maximum media coverage.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Protesters

I am really sick and tired of seeing people looting and rioting and protesting all the time! Can't they find anything better and more constructive to do with their time? This also gives our enemies more propaganda  to use against us.

The KKK and the white supremacists are a disgraceful embarrassment in this day and age, and the violent protests in Virginia just gave them more attention than they deserved.  The best response to their rallies should be no response at all, and no media coverage at all.

The toppling of a Confederate statue was also embarrassing. The Civil War happened, whether you like it or not.  It's part of history, and I don't see why a harmless statue should affect anyone in America today. What other statues and monuments will be defaced or destroyed next, and where will it end?

Friday, August 11, 2017

Crazy for Cartoons

Without saying a word, these wonderful editorial cartoonists say it all.

This one's by Gary Varvel.
And here's one by Michael Ramirez.
 
Perfect!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Lots 'o Links

For the best of the web, make sure you visit Maggie's Farm, Larwyn's Linx, and Betsy's Page today!

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Low Expectation Republicans

"Attendees at a Rotary Club meeting in Kentucky gathered on Monday to hear Mr. McConnell explain why Republican lawmakers have been unable to deliver major legislative accomplishments for the president. The senator pushed back against the perception that his leadership and colleagues are inept by focusing on 'the complexity of legislating.'
'I’d ask for a show of hands, but I know everybody’s saying, ‘been there, haven’t done anything,’ which I find extremely irritating — and I’m going to tell you why,' the senator said. 'A Congress goes on for two years. Part of the reason I think that the storyline is that we haven’t done much is because, in part, the president and others have set these early timelines about things [that] need to be done by a certain point.'"

Excuses, excuses! I expected this sort of whining from the Democrats, but to hear it from Republicans is even more unseemly:  Trump has ‘excessive expectations’ for GOP Congress, complains McConnell. What's wrong with "excessive expectations"? What's wrong with trying to ram through the legislation you consider important, the way real leaders like LBJ did? When you hear Mitch McConnell, you'd swear he were a Democrat, and it's disgraceful. If anything is "extremely irritating", it's this sort of complaining.

Stop kvetching, and do your job before you lose your job!

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Lots 'o Extra Links

For the important stories of the week, visit Maggie's Farm, Larwyn's Linx, and Betsy's Page!

Bonus: Prince Philip retires from public engagements -- at the age of 96. I wish we could all be this spry. Note that he was walking without a cane and standing bareheaded in the rain.

This Instapundit post says we ought to repeal and replace some Republican senators.  Unfortunately, I have to agree.  They've been a big disappointment.

And here's a very entertaining article seen in the May issue of Reader's Digest:  "Before Noel Santillan became famous for getting lost in Iceland, he was just another guy from New Jersey looking for adventure, armed with the modern traveler’s two essentials: a dream and, more important, a GPS unit."

Thursday, July 27, 2017

He Never Would Have Made "The Apprentice"

Do these people not know that they are working in the White House, and for the President of the United States?  This guy has been in office for only a few days, and it may be the briefest job he's ever held. The Huffington Post sums it up well: Anthony Scaramucci Goes on Crass, Unhinged Rant Against Top White House Aides.  This has almost made the media stop talking about Russia!

Lots 'o Links

For this week's good reading material, visit Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Hey, Republicans! Wake Up!

These Republicans had better wake up before it's too late and the Democrats make a comeback in the 2018 elections! The GOP has the power, but they are throwing it all away.  When you didn't come up with a new healthcare plan during Obama's 8 years in office; when you shamefully need an ailing John McCain to fly in just to vote; when Trump treats so poorly members of his own administration, like AG Jeff Sessions, giving the Dems and the media even more ammunition to use against us -- it makes you wonder if they even want to be the majority party at all. The party leaders and advisors should be doing all they can to stop the hemorrhaging stat -- that is, if they truly care enough. Do they really want the Democrats back in power again? It sure sounds like it.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tudor Tune



On classical radio today, the announcer described this lovely piece as the most famous song of the Tudor Era.

Monday, July 17, 2017

O.J.? No Way!

I agree with Gregg Jarrett: O.J. Simpson, up for parole, should never be set free. The Brown and Goldman families should make that perfectly clear, just as the families of the Manson victims have done for all these years.  Can you just imagine the media circus and the cheering throngs should he actually walk out of prison? It'll be ten times worse than in 1994!

Old Blog, New Look

Check out American Digest's new look!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Wasting Time on Junkies

When I came across Ronald J. Kozar's column titled Opioid, Schmopioid, which is subtitled "It's not an epidemic, and they're not victims", I wanted to kiss my computer screen in relief.  Finally! It's about time people speak bluntly instead of misplacing their sympathy.

What really should outrage people is that because of the abuse of painkillers by reckless, stupid people,  responsible people suffering agony from diseases are being forced to go without the help they desperately need. Why should they be deprived of pain relief just because junkies choose to snort, inject, or gobble down pills despite all the warnings, and then unsurprisingly end up dead?  

The $45 billion dollars the Republicans want to throw away on this self-inflicted problem could be much better off used elsewhere.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Catch up on this week's news and scandal with the great posts at Maggie's Farm, Larwyn's Linx, and Betsy's Page!

Bonus: this is what the Daily Mail excels at --  great photography, like these stunning pictures of the Air Force Thunderbirds!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Bernie Sanders: A Dangerous Old Socialist

From Hot Air: "Bernie Sanders: This GOP health-care bill could be like nine 9/11s every year. A leftover from yesterday in which Bernie reminds us again that the “climate of hate” moral panic only works against one side. Imagine a Republican senator having a deranged fan who shot up a baseball field full of Democratic congressmen, then turning around a few weeks later and explicitly framing the latest Democratic bill in terms of how many terrorist attacks it’s equivalent to. At best, that would be denounced as grossly irresponsible. At worst, knowing incitement." 

The GOP had better hurry up and pass some sort of Obamacare replacement before we get stuck with a Sanders-style single-payer system!

Thursday, July 06, 2017

"For Family, For Freedom, For Country, and For God"

This morning, I got to see the end of Trump's speech live from Poland, and what I heard was quite moving:

"Our own fight for the West does not begin on the battlefield -- it begins with our minds, our wills, and our souls. Today, the ties that unite our civilization are no less vital, and demand no less defense, than that bare shred of land on which the hope of Poland once totally rested. Our freedom, our civilization, and our survival depend on these bonds of history, culture, and memory.

And today as ever, Poland is in our heart, and its people are in that fight. Just as Poland could not be broken, I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken. Our values will prevail. Our people will thrive. And our civilization will triumph.

So, together, let us all fight like the Poles — for family, for freedom, for country, and for God."

Lots 'o Links

Here is this week's news and scandal courtesy of Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Work Shortage and Work Ethic Shortage

After a hard day at work, nothing infuriates me more than hearing about a topic like this, from the Wall Street Journal: "Get Able-Bodied Americans off the Couch. Nearly 95 million people have removed themselves entirely from the job market."  Peter Cove writes, "America doesn’t have a worker shortage; it has a work shortage. The unemployment rate is at a 15-year low, but only 55% of Americans adults 18 to 64 have full-time jobs. Nearly 95 million people have removed themselves entirely from the job market.  According to demographer Nicholas Eberstadt,  the labor-force participation rate for men 25 to 54 is lower now than it was at the end of the Great Depression.  The welfare state is largely to blame."

How nice.  Why not stigmatize idleness like we used to do? Shame these loafers into working, or else stop their welfare payments. I'd like a good reason why they should be paid to do nothing!

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Financing Irresponsibility

Shouldn't saving money be your personal responsibility? And shouldn't you pay the consequences if you don't take responsibility for your own life?

Not anymore! San Francisco is paying people $10 a month to save money.  "With nearly half of Americans lacking enough cash savings to cover even a $400 emergency, the City of San Francisco is trying a new way to get people to save money — paying them to do it. The city is recruiting 1,000 people to participate in a campaign called Saverlife that gives participants $60 if they save $20 a month for six months. Participants link their bank accounts electronically to Saverlife so their savings activity can be monitored. They earn $10 a month in rewards and claim their $60 at the end of six months of continuous saving."

How about any easier solution? You personally make sacrifices, stop wasting money on things you can't afford, work two jobs if you have to, and put some money aside for yourself! If you choose not to, you have nobody to blame but yourself. In the meantime, nobody pays those of us who are responsible!

Made in America

Check out this Popular Mechanics list of interesting items made in each state in the USA.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Those Silly Republicans!

In his column titled A familiar GOP pattern when in power: Squabbling, Andrew Malcolm wrote about just the same thing I mentioned in my post Please, No Gloating, when I said "Just because the Democrats seem to be unravelling now doesn't mean they can't make a comeback.  When the Republicans get too cocky, they often shoot themselves in the foot, and you know what happens after that."

Regarding the repeal and replacement of Obamacare -- can someone explain to me why the GOP didn't spend most of the past eight years developing an alternative? They should have had their plan written in stone by now, signed, sealed, and delivered!

And can Trump please stop tweeting and getting into personal feuds with people who shouldn't matter? He's not on the stump any more. Can some of his advisers remind him that he is the President now and should no longer feel he has to stoop to that level? Please!

Lots 'o Links

It's been a non-stop news week, so check in with Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx for the latest updates.

No Class, or First Class?


I just love this E*TRADE commercial featuring the marvelous voice of Tony Bennett.  Watch the look on the stewardess' face after she closes the curtain!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

"Death Party"

Boy, that Hillary Clinton is something else.  On Twitter, she describes herself as "Wife, mom, grandma, women+kids advocate, FLOTUS, Senator, SecState, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, 2016 presidential candidate", and in the same breath says "Forget death panels. If Republicans pass this bill, they're the death party."  So much for unity!  From hurling wheelchair-bound grandmothers over cliffs to this -- maybe she ought to add "slanderer" to her description.

It's hard to believe now that the Democrats once used to be the party of FDR and JFK.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Please, No Gloating!

Just because the Democrats seem to be unravelling now doesn't mean they can't make a comeback.  When the Republicans get too cocky, they often shoot themselves in the foot, and you know what happens after that.

So even when you read headlines like Democrats Seethe After Georgia Loss: ‘Our Brand Is Worse Than Trump’;  and you hear Nancy Pelosi encouragingly say that her party should stand by her because "I think I'm worth the trouble -- don't laugh or get too overly confident.  The Dems always manage to come back, thanks to the Republicans. Let's not give them the opportunity this time.

Lots 'o Links

Today you can find the usual great reading over at Larwyn's Linx, Betsy's Page, and Maggie's Farm!

Monday, June 19, 2017

This is War

I thought either this was a bad joke, or else I was misinterpreting the headline. Did you see this? "UK: Theresa May vows to stamp out 'Islamophobia'."

Even after what has happened in the U.K. in the past few weeks, this is the leaders' priority?  They might as well be inviting Muslims and non-Muslims to come and kill us.

Yesterday, while entering a store,  I came face to face (or face to burka) with a Muslim covered from head to toe in a black burka.  Was it "Islamaphobic" for me to feel not hatred but terrible fear at this sight?  It's a normal reaction by people forced to live with the reality of constant terror attacks and suicide bombings, and it's a sight I'd rather not see again.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Childhood Yiddish

Enjoy this amusing, illustrated article on 20 Words All Jewish Kids Grew Up Hearing.  When I read it, my first thought was that the author couldn't be Jewish!

One delightful word we grew up hearing, and just assumed was Yiddish, was fumfotch.  It's not Yiddish, but we still like and use it anyway.

Cartoon of the Day

By Michael Ramirez - who else!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Here we go, some more good reading thanks to Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Congressional Baseball: Three Shots and You're Out

The purpose of this baseball game was to raise money for charity and to show bipartisan spirit. Instead, thanks to an anti-Republican, and therefore anti-American, killer, the Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is in critical condition.  Let's take off the gloves and fight back - we have no more tolerance for gun control talk and for anti-Trump riots & rhetoric. Get more police on the streets and get less patience for protesters and anarchists. You hate Republicans? Keep shooting at us, and we'll kill you. You don't like this country? Then get out!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Collusion Confusion

Every single day, the media has colorful breaking news headlines about Trump colluding with the Russians. While the news and the hearings drone on,  nobody seems to imagine that it's ISIS and Al Qaeda who are doing the colluding -- on how to kill us!  Sadly, watching Jeff Sessions testify today, I half-expected a bomb to explode or a plane to crash through the building.

Argus Hamilton Quips

In another good column of topical news items, Argus Hamilton remarks: "Republicans said Jim Comey's Senate testimony cleared Trump of collusion with the Russians and Democrats say it indicted him for obstruction. Every day TV Guide describes the same old sitcom on TV. Congress ignores health care, tax cuts and terrorism in today's episode of Get Trump!"

Sunday, June 11, 2017

A Judge For Baseball

This kid Aaron Judge may just make me want to become interested in baseball again! If nothing else, he's a much-needed distraction from the endless "Russia/Trump collusion" headlines.

"And, right now, Judge is Mantle. He went 4-for-4 Sunday with a walk and leads the AL in the Triple Crown categories, hitting .344 with 21 homers and 47 RBIs. He also has a .450 on-base percentage, .718 slugging percentage and 1.168 OPS. Those are Barry Bonds 2002-04 numbers. Which Holliday finds fitting because the veteran says Judge has the most efficient swing he has seen since Bonds.
And remember. This is a rookie."

Let's' hope he IS Barry Bonds, but without the steroids.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Hung Parliament

Here's a guide to the British elections for non-Brits. All I know is, I don't like that Jeremy Corbyn!

Ramirez Cartoon

I saw this Michael Ramirez cartoon over at Lucianne.com today.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Time for your weekly dose of good reading, courtesy of Maggie's Farm, Larwyn's Linx, and Betsy's Page.  Sorry - there are no Russia-Trump collusion theories here.

Wanted: A Public Apology!

It's never going to happen, but I think the media and the liberals owe Donald Trump a public apology. I'd love to see CNN admit they were wrong, it'd be great if the Washington Post ran a retraction in banner headlines, and it'd sure be fine if Democrats were to take to the floor of the House and Senate to say they're sorry.  I'd also like to see Trump sue for libel and slander after months of incessant attacks. We can only hope.

Now, can we get back to business?

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

D-Day

Today is the 73rd anniversary of D-Day. Thank goodness we had the spine, the will, and the men brave enough to defeat the Nazis!

The Truth About Islamic Terrorism And Its Enablers

Sick of people downplaying and excusing terrorism?  Here's an antidote. In the Daily Mail, Katie Hopkins' column is titled "No wonder they didn't want us to know who the London Bridge Butchers were. The more we find out, the more ineffectual the people who are supposed to protect us from the killers look".  Let's have  more blunt talk like this, please.

Monday, June 05, 2017

"Run, Hide, Tell" -- Go To Hell!

That's a far cry from this: "Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old."

Also, see the sentiment on these old British war posters.

Winston Churchill must be rolling in his grave.

P.C. or U.S.?

I get so furious and disgusted with the apathy, excuses, and liberal reactions every time there's another terrorist attack committed by Muslims. We're supposed to just live with it; it's "the new normal"; ISIS is the J.V. team that's "on the run" and "contained.". Even when their victims are killed, you're not supposed to say anything against Muslims. Trump's anger with the Muslim Mayor of London is being met with more outrage than the attacks themselves!

Now read Daniel Greenfield's excellent column Breaking Up With Mr. Islam, which says what I think, only in a very poetic way. "Unfortunately the free world has been forced into an arranged marriage with Mr. Islam. One day he just showed up on our doorstep and the authorities told us we would be living with him from now on. Sometimes he cuts off a head, plants a bomb or kills a few thousand people-- but when we complain to the authorities, they warn us not to cast any aspersions on the good name of Mr. Islam. There might be people doing these terrible things, but it's only because we haven't made them feel at home. We didn't make their coffee just right, we told the wrong jokes and didn't prop up their self-esteem. But whoever those people are, they are certainly not Mr. Islam who is a fine peaceful gentleman and would never harm a fly."

Read the whole thing, and appreciate the writing and the sentiment.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

A Terrorist Attack is Not An "Incident"

Remember Nice? Remember Jerusalem? Now it's London Bridge.  CNN is reporting this latest attack as an "incident", the definition of which is "event or occurrence".  I think deliberately driving into people in order to maim and kill them merits more than a mere "incident".

Is it racist to immediately suspect terrorism, as liberals will claim? No, it's common sense, and the sooner these terrorism-deniers wake up, the better. I am sick and tired of watching the same news reports over and over, and hearing the same excuses over and over!

After the Manchester terrorist attack, I read this column, which may also be pertinent now. It's Islamic Terrorism and the Politically Correct Stages of Grief:
  1. "Passive voice: There was an explosion, mass shooting that happened
  2. Cause unknown
  3. Suspect looked white or Hispanic
  4. May have been terrorism
  5. Horrifying pictures
  6. Police: Likely a “Lone Wolf” attack
  7. Hashtag for _________ City
  8. No motive known
  9. Witnesses: The man screamed, “Allahu akbar!” before shooting, detonation, etc.
  10. Police: Name of Asian, African refugee, immigrant, citizen is Something Something Muslim
  11. ISIS, Al Qaeda, name-of-Islamic-group claim responsibility
  12. Police/FBI/Other Agency: Suspect known to police, interviewed, deemed not a threat
  13. Suspect travelled to: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria for training
  14. Police: Family, accomplices arrested, possible “terror cell”
  15. Suspect attended ________ Mosque that was radicalized by __________ Imam
  16. Family in shock
  17. Politicians: The big concern here is Islamophobia and the fear of a “backlash”
  18. Memorial services and lighting of buildings
  19. Muslim representatives: This is not real Islam.
  20. Journalists: We may never know the motive.
Rinse. Repeat."

Friday, June 02, 2017

Kathy Griffin & Hillary Clinton: Professional Victims

These two shrews ought to go on tour together, so they can whine about what victims they are, and complain about how white men have oppressed them, all the while refusing to take any responsibility for their current condition.  Their lectures would be sold out immediately, full of other victims.

They have nobody to blame but themselves. Whatever happened to the art of retiring gracefully?

Beatlemania 2017

How lucky we were to grow up with the Beatles!  Not only were they clever, funny, and adorable, but they were also geniuses, and we knew it even then.

However, here are a few lines from the original 1967 New York Times review of  the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album:  "What a shame that 'A Day in the Life' is only a coda to an otherwise undistinguished collection of work.", and  "With one important exception, 'Sergeant Pepper' is precious but devoid of gems."

"Otherwise undistinguished" -- that's a good one!

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Lukewarm to Global Warming

Hooray for Trump, withdrawing from Obama's Paris climate change agreement. At least he knows what our priorities should be, unlike these ridiculous alarmists.  Henry Payne's cartoon is perfect. (As seen at Lucianne.com today).

Lots 'o Links

For the latest news, go first to the always reliable folks at Maggie's Farm, Larwyn's Linx, and Betsy's Page!

As for the hysteria over Trump's "covfefe" -- I just assumed he meant "kerfuffle", but why is this even newsworthy at all?

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Climate Change Change

I liked this comment at Maggie's Farm:  "Merkel Furious With Trump After "Unprecedented" G-7 Failure To Reach Consensus On Climate Change. It's about time somebody, like the US, calls "bullshit" on the climate scam."

Tiger Woods: The Emperor Has No Clothes

And the media has no shame: ESPN Photoshopped his messy hair to make him look less drunk and frazzled.

Looks like the myth has finally been exposed for good this time.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Traitors & Leakers

In a conversation with Frank Pentangeli, Michael Corleone said, "Then I'll be able to find out who the traitor in my family was."  Trump has to quickly find out who the traitor in his family is, before it causes even more harm and embarrassment to our country. He ought to bring in someone like Rudi Giuliani, who besides being America's Mayor on September 11, successfully went after the Mafia using the RICO Act. He ruthlessly crushed them, and we need someone to ruthlessly crush these leakers and make an example of them.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Why Work? (Part 1000)

"Free Money: Mark Zuckerberg Says All Americans Should Get  A Universal Basic Income." We have that already -- it's called welfare. Why not take away all incentives to work while you're at it?

Suite Music


This is the Rondeau from Henry Purcell's Abdelazer Suite, or more familiarly, the tune from Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

"Righteous Anger"

Make sure you read Kurt Schlichter's column "Fewer Tears, Fewer Lies, And More Righteous Anger." Apparently, politically correct thinking dictates that our showing any anger whenever there's a fatal terrorist attack is wrong, and that we're simply supposed to accept it. Imagine our country ho-humming the Pearl Harbor attacks as "the new normal".

Melissa Mackenzie lists The Stages of Politically Correct Grief, which you will recognize as all too familiar.

Scott McKay remarks, "I am not Islamophobic. I am Islamofedup."  Likewise!

Lots 'o Links

Here's some more excellent reading to do, thanks to Larwyn's Linx, Betsy's Page, and Maggie's Farm!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Islamic Slaughterphobia

This news item is exactly why we cannot reason with terrorists, why the politically correct approach doesn't work, and why these Arab terrorists will continue to kill us with impunity. "Now that Salman Abedi has been named as the suicide bomber who blew up dozens of children in Manchester, today was the time for the elders of his mosque in Didsbury to speak. They were resolute and clearly angry, but as the press statement was read, it became depressingly clear what they were angry about: Islamophobia and the media." Of course! Did you expect any other reaction even when children are the targets?

You sick, sick people.  It's not "Islamophobia", it's Islamic Slaughterphobia -- we live in fear of being stabbed, beheaded, and blown up by you! 

I hope next time it's your children who are butchered. Who will you blame then?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Out, Evil Savages!

If they haven't done so already, England ought to send SWAT teams into those Muslim enclaves known as "no-go zones", and arrest terrorists and terrorist sympathizers while confiscating weapons.
How many more people will have to die before people wake up? Robert Spencer suggests that  Prime Minister May should apologize, and resign.  Elections are coming up. Do the British people really want to elect appeasers, or would they prefer those who will protect their country from ISIS and Al Qaeda?

And if you're not too busy watching the latest news about Trump, Russia, and Comey,  you should read about the victims of last night's horror.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Terrorism Against Teens

On TV they are calling the Manchester bombings an "incident".  19 dead is not an incident, it's murder. Where's the outrage against terrorists who would deliberately target a concert populated mostly by teenaged girls? And what will the target be next time, a daycare center?

This would be a perfect opportunity for Trump, the Israelis, and the Arabs to make a statement strongly condemning this latest terror attack and pledging to destroy these people.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Pictures at an Exhibition

In talking about Trump's speech in Riyadh tomorrow,  TV news anchors are wondering whether or not he will use the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism" right in front of the Arabs.  I have a solution to that dilemma.

While the President in speaking, there ought to be a screen behind him showing pictures like this:
Jet flown by Saudis on Sept.11

Jordanian pilot being burned to death by ISIS
Egyptian Christians about to be beheaded by ISIS
In this case, pictures can speak louder than words.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Here's the latest enjoyable and informative roundup of news and culture from Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.

"The Height of Groveling"

It seems that Hebrew University won't play the Israeli National Anthem Hatikvah to avoid "offending" Arabs! Here's Netanyahu's response: "Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu followed Bennett in blasting the incident, saying that 'the decision by the Faculty of Humanities at the Hebrew University is shameful. It’s the height of groveling, the opposite of national pride. We are proud of our country, our flag and our anthem. This only strengthens my resolve to pass the nation-state law in order to anchor in law our national symbols that are so dear to us.'"

That's political correctness for you: the height of groveling, even to the point of denying your own customs.

Stop it already!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mute Button

Someone should invent a remote control for the TV that has exactly one button on it: the mute button.  I need such an invention desperately, not only to silence the nightly cable news, but also to tune out the continuous commercials for bowel trouble, mesothelioma, E.D., terminal illness, and lawyers. Must I really be forced to endure endless talk of diarrhea while I'm eating breakfast?  Based on the onslaught of ads, this must be the sickest generation, and I'm getting nauseous just thinking about it.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Down on Maggie's Farm

There's an awful lot of good material at Maggie's Farm today! The Tuesday Morning Links contain this post titled The Millennial's Guide to Office Etiquette. Here's the original article by William Hanson in the Daily Mail. If you're an older person working in an open office with people in their 20s & 30s, you know exactly what Mr. Hanson is talking about!

Also, read about the Trump media feeding frenzy and remember that while the TV news talks about Russia and Comey non-stop, Bin Laden's son is threatening to kill us.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Republican Self-Destruction, Again!

Try not watching less TV news than usual. When you return to it, it's as if you've missed a whole month.  When I saw a bit of the news tonight, I felt like Chris Wallace, regarding Trump
“Every step he’s taken this week has cut into the credibility of this White House, the trust of the people inside the White House, and clearly I think the trust that the American people pay to this President and to his White House staff.”  He added: “I’ve never seen anything like it and I find it very troubling and troubled. I just don’t understand the game that they’re playing. ‘Cause it isn’t a game.”

Why aren't Trump's advisors steering him in the right direction? Why are Republicans, yet again, blowing the best opportunity they've had?

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Lots 'o Links - Comeygate Edition

Read all about it at Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.

And, via Larwyn's Linx, read the best comment on the firing of James Comey, per Razor on Twitter: "Trump would've gotten less "cover-up!" coverage if he instead deleted subpoenaed docs, used BleachBit, then destroyed phones with a hammer."

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Lots 'o Links

If you're looking for lots of good reading, you've come to the right place!  Visit Larwyn's Linx, Betsy's Page, and Maggie's Farm for the best in news, culture, and politics.
(Dry Bones cartoon as seen at Jewish World Review.)

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Argus Hamilton Quips

In his latest column, Argus Hamilton comments on stories in the news. I particularly got a kick out of this one:  "United Airlines published a mission statement dedicating themselves to improving their service to passengers. Many people blame rude service on the airline mergers. United should merge with Malaysian Airlines and that way they can beat up their passengers and nobody will ever know about it."

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Yiddish Vinkl

Harold Ticktin has written about one of my favorite Yiddish expressions, Mittendrinnen, which means apropos of nothing.  (But in my family, we always said in mittern drinnen.)

Foolish Girl

That "Fearless Girl" sculpture on Wall Street not only doesn't belong there, it was also fairly screaming for someone to spoof it.  Luckily for us, those at The People's Cube have obliged.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Here's this week's reading, thanks to Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.  I just love this stuff!

Bonus, as seen at the New York Sun:  "News that President Trump is eying a possible trip to Israel at the end of May certainly puts a spring in the step. Then again, too, if it happens, the Democrats can be expected to mark the occasion by siding with the Arabs - Seth Lipsky."  At first I thought this was another Argus Hamilton quip!

The Bells of St.Genevieve


I didn't know Marin Marais' "The Bells of St.Genevieve" until I heard it on the radio today, and now I'm hooked.

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?