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? 

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