Monday, June 24, 2019

Democrat Hyperstupidity

Gavin Newsome, governor of the open sewer that is California, "predicted in a new interview that the GOP will be a third party in America within the next 10 to 15 years due to its 'xenophobia' and 'hypermasculinity'.  Newsom told Axios said the Republican Party is 'finished.'"

The only thing that's going to be finished is the ultra-liberal, pro-Socialist, antisemitic Democratic party, which thinks that anything that's normal is bad, and everything wrong is fine. Keep calling for everything to be given away for free, without any personal responsibility whatsoever.

In 2020, the real men of the GOP will see to it that it's the far-left Democrats who are finished.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Lots 'o Links

There's some excellent reading over at Larwyn's Linx, Liz Sheld's Morning Briefing, and Maggie's Farm!

Don't forget to read Argus Hamilton's column, including this take on the news: "The White House told the business community that Trump will try to iron out trade disputes at the G-20 Summit. India imposed retaliatory tariffs on the U.S., and they took effect immediately. I just phoned tech support and the guy told me to get the laptop working my damned self." 

Droning On About War

If Iran had shot down a plane with people aboard, then we would have the right to retaliate.  Shooting down a drone at least didn't results in American deaths, and for that we should be grateful. But I despise them just the same.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Hey, AOC: Shut Up! The Southern Border is NOT The Holocaust!

Shut up, all you idiots and Holocaust deniers who somehow compare everything to the Holocaust. You make me sick! The detention centers for illegal aliens have no resemblance whatsoever to concentration camps. Are the illegals packed into trains, starved, made to dig their own graves before being shot, thrown into gas chambers and ovens?

Illegal aliens are pouring into our country, being given drivers' licenses and free stuff, when instead they should be deported back into the countries they came from. They are free -- not experimented on, tortured, and killed. They, and morons like AOC and so many others, should be grateful this isn't the Holocaust!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

"We'll Meet Again" -- After 75 Years!

What a touching story this is! And look at the wonderful pictures, too.  From the Daily Mail: 'You never got out of my heart': American veteran, 97, and French woman, 92, who fell in love when he was stationed there during World War II meet again 75 years later in emotional reunion.

Lots 'o Links

Don't forget to visit Maggie's Farm, Larwyn's Linx, and Liz Sheld's Morning Briefing!

When I read about "Drag Queen Story Hour" taking place at my childhood library, I wanted to throw up. The liberals never stop indoctrinating, and they always seem to believe that we all think the same warped way.

Here's some tragic news about the so-called "homework gap": "With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd’s homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone?"  Yes, that's just terrible. Yet generations of us managed to do our homework without any technology whatsoever. That's what libraries are for.

This week's Yiddish Vinkl is about the word tantsn, meaning to dance.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Why John Dean?

Well, here's an old name from out of the woodwork! He doesn't work for Trump, he's not in the Administration, he has nothing to do with this President.  The only reason I can think of for that fool Nadler to have him testify is that he hopes Dean will bring back memories of the Watergate scandal, and a Republican President who would have been impeached if he hadn't resigned. The Dems must figure that, for those of us old enough to have watched the Watergate hearings on TV, the following should be inferred:

Nixon = Trump
Watergate = Russiagate
Resignation = Impeachment
Republicans = Criminals

Sorry, but that kind of Democratic math doesn't add up at all. The only cancer in the White House these days is caused by the leakers and staffers who want to invalidate this Presidency.

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Lots 'o D-Day Links

Liz Sheld was celebrating "toxic masculinity" today; Maggie's Farm discusses the planning that made D-Day happen; Larwyn's Linx includes an article about Reagan's famous "The Boys of Pointe du Hoc" speech.  Here are some more photos from the Daily Mail.

D-Day 75th Anniversary:Thanks To The Greatest Generation

(Tribute by Laurence Bertholet, France)

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

D-Day Eve

This morning I turned on the TV just  in time to see some of the very touching D-Day commemoration ceremonies from Portsmouth in England, including Trump's reading of FDR's prayer, Sheridan Smith singing Vera Lynn's famous "We'll Meet Again", and Queen Elizabeth's speech invoking her father, King George VI. The photos on the Daily Mail's website today are just marvelous.

Oh, and this 97 year old D-Day veteran parachuted over Normandy again today.

Saturday, June 01, 2019

Something is Wrong With The Democrats

We already knew that something was wrong with them based on their obsession with the Russia-Trump connection despite evidence to the contrary; and with their choosing impeachment of Trump over productive legislation.

But this headline shows it's even worse than that: "California progressives want the state Democratic Party to link Israeli government to Pittsburgh massacre." The party's fixation on Jews and Israel is really disturbing.

La Chambre Verte

This is from a Francois Truffaut film, "The Green Room", based on a short story by Henry James.  I  saw the film on TV and was transfixed from the start, and in this scene, the combination of the music and the images was intriguing.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Lots 'o Links

Visit Liz Sheld's Morning Briefing, Larwyn's Linx, and Maggie's Farm for some of the best posts on the Internet this week.

And don't forget about Harold Ticktin's Yiddish Vinkl. Today's word is fus, meaning foot or leg, as in this example:  "(Yiddish curse): 'Zol er tsebrechen a fus. − He should break a leg,' ("

Lively Music from Hubert Parry

Here's "Frolic", the 6th movement of Hubert Parry's "An English Suite", which I found delightful when I heard it on the radio today.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Respect For a Veteran

Here's a wonderful story about a community of strangers who came together to give a Korean War vet the farewell he deserved. "Rather than being laid to rest alone, literally thousands of people showed up to pay their respects as Perkins was sent to his final reward with full military honors."

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Remembering the Sacrifice of Our Military

It's always disconcerting to see an Internet search result like this: "Best Memorial Day Sales 2019", so make sure you see Mental Floss, which has a list of ten things to remember about Memorial Day, or CNN, which shows some touching photographs.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Memorial Day Memories

I liked this nostalgic and touching Ed Morrow column titled "Memorializing Memorial Day. Growing up with what it took to keep us a free people."

It's a good read for those of us who remember those days, and who know that Memorial Day is more than just a day for shopping and sales.

Lots 'o Links

Start the weekend with great reading at Liz Sheld's Morning Briefing, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.

The latest word from Harold Ticktin's Yiddish Vinkl is ganvenen, which means to steal. "Yiddish proverb: 'Fun a ganef iz shver tsu ganvenen/ It’s hard to steal from a thief.'"

Zekelman Industries: Let's Get To Work!

I'm not sure why I like this Zekelman Industries steel commercial so much, but whenever it's on TV, I stop what I'm doing to watch.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

John Walker Lindh, Traitor

What's particularly galling about this Taliban fighter's release from prison is that he is now free in the very country he betrayed. He should be run out of town and ostracized for the rest of his miserable life.

Standing Up For Our Flag

From Hot Air:  "The town elders of Statesville, N.C. have informed the owner of the local Camping World outlet that, patriotic displays aside, its 40 x 80 foot American flag is too large to fly there.

Marcos Lemonis happens to be the owner, and unlike many people in PC situations, he is neither cowed nor backing down:

"Remember Michael Corleone in the second Godfather movie? 'Senator, you can have my reply now.'
Here’s Lemonis’ reply:
'This is about more than just the flag. This is about our Veterans, Military, and the men and women that have sacrificed for this great country. They are the reason we fly the flag and they are the reason we will NOT take it down!'

Good for him!

Beautiful Music: Delius

Today, the classical radio station was playing "Florida Suite" by Delius. My favorite part is the 3rd movement, titled "Sunset Near The Plantation", especially the melody around 2:36 and 8:57, and the dramatic drums & cymbals from 5:00 to around 6:25.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A Miracle From Space

Amazing that anything survived that catastrophic explosion: "The diary of Israel’s first astronaut, who perished in the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, went back on display in a new exhibit that opened at the Israel Museum Tuesday.

The painstakingly reconstructed page fragments that survived the disintegration of the spacecraft and its fiery crash to earth, and that contain some of Ilan Ramon’s final personal thoughts and feelings, are being displayed alongside fragments of the Book of Enoch.

The exhibit 'Through Time and Space' compares Ramon to the biblical Enoch, who the book of Genesis says “walked with God, and he was no more, because God had taken him.” The Fragments of the Book of Enoch were part of the Dead Sea Scrolls discovery that are also on display in the museum, and similar recovery techniques were used on Ramon’s diary."

News Roundup

Here's a news roundup from Issues & Insights, "brought to you by the team behind IBD Editorials. We unapologetically support both a free market and a limited federal government."

Well, there's obviously something wrong with them!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Lots 'o Links

Time again for some great posts courtesy of Liz Sheld's Morning Briefing, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx!

Bonus: Harold Ticktin's Yiddish Vinkl offers the word geshank (geh-SHAHNK), meaning gift or present.  “When this gathering was literally at the pinnacle of drinking and eating, the jester began, as best he could, to announce in a loud voice the gifts (drasha geshank) that each of the invited guests was prepared to give to the bride and groom, whether money or gifts.” (Excerpt from
Facebook post about historical wedding in northwest Belarus,

The Girl Who Was Smarter Than Adults

Unbelievable:  "11 year-old sent to principal’s office for telling students to stop Nazi salutes;  Tennessee schoolgirl reacts after classmates repeatedly make the Sieg Heil salute; after raising objections, she was told 'to not address it again'"

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Our Old Nemesis Iran

Seeing recent reports of Iran's hostility to the United States, including sabotaging four ships off the UAE makes me ill, remembering the 444-day 1979 hostage crisis at the Embassy; and remembering the hijacking of TWA 847 and the murder of Robbie Stethem. When you think of how hard Obama fought for the nuclear deal, knowing all this -- it's sickening.

If Iran tries anything, they will have the wrath of the U.S. and Israel to contend with.

Books Worth Reading

Here are two recent books of nonfiction that I'm looking forward to reading:

Mitchell Zuckoff's new book Fall And Rise: The Story Of  9/11, has been excerpted in the Daily Mail.

Senator Tom Cotton has written Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery, about his time serving with the best and the finest in the Old Guard.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey

Like everyone else,  I loved and admired the multi-talented Doris Day. She was a great big band singer, a comedienne, and a very good dramatic actress.

My favorite Doris Day films are both dramas:  "Love Me Or Leave Me" (the Ruth Etting story); and "The Man Who Knew Too Much", in which she famously sang "Que Sera Sera".

We're going to miss her!

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Lots 'o Links

Time to do more reading over at Maggie's Farm, Liz Sheld's Morning Briefing, and Larwyn's Linx.

Bonus: Israel's 71st birthday -- against all odds.

Crematoria Are Cool!

Evidently so, according to this sickening story:  "The Auschwitz Memorial and Museum has complained to an e-commerce site that was selling miniskirts, tote bags and other items printed with photos of the former Nazi German death camp where around 1.1 million people were killed during World War II.
The museum in Poland learned about the products offered on Australian e-commerce site Redbubble from people who saw them online, spokesman Bartosz Bartyzel said Wednesday. Employees were 'shocked and outraged' over what they considered blatant dishonoring of Holocaust victims, he said.
The items that caused offense were created by various designers and carried black-and-white post-war images of Auschwitz and the railway tracks leading into the Birkenau extermination camp and its gas chambers. A tote bag with a German-language warning sign at Auschwitz was being sold for 13.90 euros, a skirt with an Auschwitz image for 35 euros, and a pillow for 40.29 euros."

Imagine people creating this garbage, and imagine women paying money to actually wear a skirt with a crematorium on it.  What next, t-shirts showing the stacks of bodies? These are the same sort of amoral people who played Pok√©mon Go at Auschwitz.There's no decency at all.

It's not easy being Jewish. Every day, there's another outrage.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Money Wasters

MarketWatch had an article today that I totally agreed with: "These 16 money wasters are why so many Americans can’t save for retirement; We can’t tell the difference between needs and wants and are unable to delay gratification."

(It's not "we", since a lot of us were raised to be frugal, and we know how to prioritize.)

Those 16 money wasters are:

1. Tattoos 
2. Vacations
3. College 
4. Restaurants
5. Opportunities lost
6. Transportation 
7. Credit cards 
8. Lottery 
9. Clothing
10. Shoes 
11. Tchotchkes and stuff
12. Failing to look ahead
13. No backup plan 
14. Holidays 
15. Toys 
16. Haircuts

I noticed they somehow forgot to list expensive cell phones and cell phone plans; and expensive cable TV packages with more channels than they can watch. But I wholeheartedly agree with #5, transportation -- I've never seen so many poor people driving such huge, new pickup trucks and SUVs!

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

"Too Pro-Israel"?!

Headline of the day: "42%  of American Jews Say Trump is Too Pro-Israel."  

Daniel Greenfield writes, "Conservatives often ask me why, when Republicans are pro-Israel, does the Jewish vote continue to tilt toward the Democrats. The simple answer is that, like the Christians who vote for Democrats, a significant percentage of American Jews have no religion worth mentioning, no identification with the Jewish people, and would give their very last penny to fight for abortion rights, but would write off Israel in a heartbeat. Many don't like the Jewish State and their idea of being Jewish is watching Woody Allen movies or, for millennials, Broad City. This poll is damning, but not hopeless. It divides Jews from leftists with Jewish last names."

Well said -- but pretty sad.

Friday, May 03, 2019

More Good Economic News!

Wow! Only the Socialist Democrats would find this news depressing: "Jobs report crushes expectations, unemployment drops to 49-year low.  Quelling some fears of a widespread economic slowdown, the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday said the US economy added 263,000 nonfarm payrolls in April, exceeding the 190,000 that economists were expecting." How can you possibly vote against news like this in 2020?

We are definitely U.S. Steel: "U.S. Steel will invest more than $1 billion on state-of-the-art facilities in western Pennsylvania that it says will improve its steelmaking efficiency and reduce emissions at its Mon Valley Works operations, the company said Thursday."  This makes for some very happy workers, and some very unhappy Dems.

Disgusting Links

This disgusting situation continues:  "The San Francisco Chronicle published a story yesterday highlighting the city’s ongoing public pooping problem. The city will spend more than $72 million this year on cleaning the sidewalks several times a day, but that won’t be enough. The city has received nearly 6,000 reports about poop in the streets so far this year, up 7% from last year. .. A city supervisor named Matt Haney is pushing for an increase of another $12 million to get the streets cleaner. Meanwhile, the city’s mayor and public works director are saying that, at some point, the underlying behavior has to be addressed."  At some point? How about right now, before there's a cholera or typhoid epidemic? It sounds more like a Third World country than Nancy Pelosi's own city. I doubt Tony Bennett would want to leave his heart in San Francisco these days.

And speaking of disgusting, the despicable anti-Semite Ilhan Omar not only dislikes the Jews, she also dislikes the very country she purports to represent, now blaming America for the situation in Venezuela. When Pence and Pompeo rightly condemned her remarks, she made things worse by immediately resorting to the "It's because I'm a black woman" response:  "Women of color have heard this before. Instead of 'we disagree,' it's 'she doesn't know what she's talking about.' They have to make us feel small." Lady, every time you open your mouth, you make yourself look small! Shut up and sit down!

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Lots 'o Links

Here are the latest roundups from Larwyn's Linx, Maggie's Farm, and Liz Sheld's Morning Briefing.

From Joshua Davidovich at The Times of Israel: "After Auschwitz, memory is barbaric: 8 things to know for May 2.  Rather than unity, Holocaust Remembrance Day presents a politicized struggle over what lessons to take from the horrors of the past to combat a bleak future."

Seen at Instapundit: "Every Pronoun Must Go".  It seems that the usual complainers find it offensive that ships are referred to as "she" and "her." They ought to refer to these female whiners as "idiot" and "moron".

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Jew-haters don't want to remember the Holocaust; they'd much rather forget it or deny it actually happened.

Read Joshua Davidovich's column titled "Memories fade, fears remain: 10 things to know for May 1."

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Hatred of Trump = Hatred of Jews

Seth J. Frantzman writes in the Jerusalem Post: "The Poway and Pittsburgh shootings are connected by hatred of Jews and hatred of Trump, who is accused of being a 'Jew-lover' and hosting an administration 'infested' by Jews." and  "What is clear is that there is a link between antisemitism on the far Right and anti-Trump views, a link that is also clear on the far Left. It tends to unite around hatred not only of Jews, but also of Israel and of beliefs that the US is controlled by Jews, who in turn are accused of controlling banks or the media. It shows how antisemitism, when it is a defining worldview and ethos, can easily turn anyone into an enemy, once that person is linked to Jews or 'globalism.'"

At Instapundit, Ed Driscoll posts these items: "As Mark Steyn once wrote, 'The old joke — that the Germans will never forgive the Jews for Auschwitz — gets truer every week.'
Related: Ace of Spades notes that 'You can tell the New York Times was totally sincere in apologizing for the first Jew-baiting cartoon because they ran a similar one within 48 hours. It’s a calculated insult — it’s designed to let you know their apology was obligatory, but Jews are still Oppressors and will continue getting the Oppressor treatment.'

Saturday, April 27, 2019

A Dog of an Anti-Semitic Cartoon

Read Dominic Green's excellently-written article about the anti-Semitic cartoon published in the New York Times. Here's an excerpt, so you can experience his writing style:

"Easter worshippers who opened Thursday’s copy of the International Edition of the New York Times were treated to a cartoon to warm the cockles of white supremacists, Islamists and lovers of ‘Edelweiss’ everywhere. The cartoon, apparently by a Portuguese artist named Antonio Antunes Moreira of Espresso, depicted a blind Donald Trump, resplendent in the kippah he wears at all times except when the cameras are near, being led by Benjamin Netanyahu in the form of a sausage dog, wearing the Star of David dog collar that all sausage dogs wear.

Some people published something, and now all those over-sensitive Jews are blaming the entire New York Times for it. How thin-skinned they are. I mean, it’s not like this cartoon says that a tiny country on the other side of the world controls the president of the most powerful country in the world.

It’s not like this cartoon implies this alleged manipulation is religious in inspiration, hence the kippah and the Star of David necklace, as if that might be the source of the malignant and magical power that this tiny people exerts over global politics.

It’s not like the image of the ‘Jewish dog’ as manipulator has any resonance in European Christian culture. ‘As the dog Jew did utter in the streets, “My daughter, O my ducats”,’ Salarino says in the line that isn’t in The Merchant of Venice.

It’s not as if the same image of the Jewish dog has any resonance among Muslims, whose holy book promises the transformation of Jews and Christians into apes, pigs and dogs.

It’s not as if this classic European anti-Semitism, combined with what dog breeders would call a novel crossbreeding with themes rampant in the Jew-hating Arab and Muslim world.

It’s not, because none of it is real. This, at least, is the argument of the morally enfeebled non-apology that the Times’s New York office emitted after all the touchy Twitter Jews complained."

Poway Pogrom

Here we go again. Read about the latest anti-Jewish shootings that took one life at the Chabad synagogue in California. It's no coincidence that this has taken place six months to the day since the Tree of Life pogrom.

I don't have any interest in knowing more about the murderer, his age, his opinions, or his parents, and I don't want to hear Democrats demanding tougher gun laws. Just lock this killer away, beef up security at all synagogues, and stop giving him the publicity he craves.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Peep Peep Hooray!

Hurry and check out the creative winners of the 2019 Peeps Diorama Contest! I especially liked the Peep Art, the Peepsles (measles) and the Universipeep Admissions.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Slaughter in Sri Lanka

Yesterday's deadly, coordinated terrorist attacks have all the hallmarks of Al Qaeda. Odd how these coldblooded murders are getting less attention than the Mueller report and the attempts to impeach the President. 

From the BBC, a list that demonstrates once again how evil and vicious these terrorists are, and why we need to be more vigilant here at home:

"Officials say 290 people were killed and another 500 injured in the suicide attacks
Most of the dead are Sri Lankan nationals, but 31 people from other countries are believed to have been killed
No-one has admitted carrying out the bombings. The government has blamed a local jihadist group known as the National Thowheed Jamath which it said had the support of an 'international network'
Police have so far arrested 24 people in a series of raids
There was another blast on Monday near a church in the capital, Colombo, as security forces tried to defuse explosives inside a vehicle used by the attackers
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said authorities were 'aware of information' of possible attacks but the intelligence was not acted upon
A nationwide emergency, which will give police and military extensive powers to detain and interrogate suspects, will be declared from midnight (18:30 GMT) on Monday"

Saturday, April 20, 2019

"Uneducated, Unskilled, and Largely Unemployable"

From American Thinker: "Want some perspective on why so many blue sanctuary cities have so many homeless encampments hovering around? Try the reality that illegal immigrants are routinely given free public housing by the U.S., based on the fact that they are uneducated, unskilled, and largely unemployable. Those are the criteria, and now importing poverty has never been easier."

Read that phrase again: "uneducated, unskilled, and largely unemployable".  So can the Democrats explain to me how their presence benefits our country?

Advice for the Republicans

Instead of rehashing the collusion hoax and the Mueller report over and over, Trump and the Republicans should now move on and talk solely about their accomplishments (the great economy, the low unemployment, the abundance of jobs) and talk about what they still hope to accomplish, such as more drilling, repairing our infrastructure, and keeping America safe. Let the Democrats hang themselves with their obsession with the Mueller report and impeachment, since they have no accomplishments to brag about.

It'll be a winning formula for Republicans in 2020.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Chalishing for Harold Ticktin

I just love the Yiddish Vinkl column by Harold Ticktin! Today's word is chalish, meaning faint. One amusing example he uses is this: “Platzing and chalishing are two Yiddish equivalents to the term ‘in desperate need of;’ for example, one would platz for the bathroom and chalish for a drink.” 

(I had only ever seen and pronounced it as "plotz", so I had to look up "platz" - that's a new one on me.)

Lots 'o Links

Check out the latest at Maggie's Farm, PJ Media's Live Blog, the always entertaining Don Surber, and Larwyn's Linx.

This is from the New York Times daily e-newsletter: "Read: The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Robert Caro shares insights into his craft in “Working,” which is new this week on our hardcover nonfiction and combined print and e-book nonfiction best-seller lists. You can find all our lists here."

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

I Find This Hard to Swalwell

I never heard of this Eric Swalwell before, but he sure reminds me of Senator Joseph McCarthy. McCarthy always claimed he had a list in his hand of 200 State Department employees who were Communists. Swalwell keeps insisting he saw evidence proving that Trump colluded with Russia, but he won't produce that evidence.

At least McCarthy didn't insult the people even further by running for President.

Also: do you personally know anyone who can't wait to get their hands on the Mueller report and actually read every word? I sure don't.

Another Win for Common Sense

Unbelievable. Who would ever think that something like this would be considered "aggressive", "intimidating", or "controversial"? I'm glad these residents had the common sense and decency to reject the latest ridiculous example of political correctness, and the complainers ought to go find something better to do with their time, or else get out of our country if they find everything here so offensive.

"The Laguna Beach City Council voted Tuesday night to retain a new logo for its 11 police vehicles that uses stars and stripes running through the word 'police' on the doors. Some in the small, artsy coastal community thought the flashy red, white and blue decal was too aggressive and flashy while others were surprised that anyone would object to the American flag."

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Joys of Reading in Print

From today's New York Times Tuesday Briefing:  "What we’re reading:  This essay in The Atlantic. Tom Jolly, who oversees production of our daily print edition, writes: 'This is a nice distillation of the joys of reading the newspaper, at your own pace, uninterrupted by texts, calls and general attention-deficit issues. And you can even model your robe for your neighbors!' 

The essay is by Andrew Ferguson, and the headline is, "There’s No Substitute for Print. Some joys can't be digitized."

Monday, April 15, 2019

Parisians, We Grieve With You Today

What a horror to see a famous Paris landmark like Notre Dame Cathedral on fire today!  Everyone knows that exquisite church, and you can't imaging the landscape without it, just as you can't imagine New York without the Twin Towers. This tragedy will hopefully bring people together during Holy Week.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Greg Crosby on 'White Privilege"

This Greg Crosby column is so good I decided to publish it in its entirety. I'm sure commonsense people who have no use for the exhausting victimhood and blame mentality,  and the constant indoctrination on "racial equity, white supremacy, and inclusion" in this country will agree with it.

"There's something wrong with me. I'm an adult white man living in the United States of America in 2019 and I feel absolutely no white privilege at all.


I worked hard all my life at my chosen profession. I didn't come from a family of money. I had many menial jobs as a teen and young man until I was able to work my way into the career I wanted to have.

I hated social climbing and office politics so I didn't engage in it. Whatever I achieved I got through hard work, talent, and perseverance.

No one ever gave me anything that I didn't earn. I had no personal connections to rich smart business people, so I had no one to give me advice on money matters.

When I married and wanted to buy my own place I worked my day job and also stayed up nights doing freelance work in order to save enough money to put down on a condo.

I'm white and yet I have no guilt feelings whatsoever over past injustices that may have been perpetrated on some people by other people, all of whom are now long dead.

I myself have never participated in racial injustice.

I have never treated anyone differently on the basis of his or her race, religion, or social standing.

I judge people as individuals, not as groups.

When I was in a position to hire people I did so solely on their ability to do the job they were being considered for.

It never occurred to me to hire a person because they were of a certain race or because they were a man or a woman.

But I don't think I'm anything very special. I would bet the vast majority of white men in this country have treated people of other persuasions the very same way I have.

In my everyday life I have never personally witnessed any white man mistreating a person because of their ethnicity, skin color, sex, or religion. This isn't to say that bias and racism doesn't exist, but I know it isn't as widespread as the left would have us believe.

Interestingly, the ones who are preoccupied with judging people on the basis of their race, gender and ethnicity seem to be mostly the ones on the left. The ones who insist on separating the American people into distinct groups are liberal Democrats.

The left has a vested interest in making sure our society stays segregated and does not assimilate into one united American culture.

For the Democrats to succeed they need our country to be divided into niche groups.

There's only one thing that the left wants the niche groups to be united on, and that is that the white men are the bad guys.

White men have kept all other cultures down. White men have enslaved the Africans.

White men have held women down through mistreatment, bullying, rape, and fear.

White men have brought disease and death to millions. White men have destroyed the environment.

White men have brought aids into the black community.

White men are responsible for the drug culture.

White men are no damn good. If you don't believe me, attend any one of our esteemed colleges and universities and they'll set you straight.

How can there be 'white privilege' when everyone in the world who isn't white hates you?

So what's that, the privilege of being despised by everybody?

If you're white the only way you might be able to escape blame is to be a woman. But here's the thing, white people, Europeans to be precise, founded America. When a country is primarily made up of one race, isn't it natural for that country to be predisposed to that particular race?

What about countries in Asia? Do the Japanese and Chinese suffer from 'yellow privilege?' And if so, why aren't they condemned for it?

Do the black people in Africa have 'black privilege?' 

Does South America have 'Latino privilege?' 

Is there 'Islamic privilege' in the Middle East?

Are Arab countries Christian-phobic? Of course they are. Why aren't they scorned for that? We know Arabs are Jewish-phobic, is that okay?

As a white guy I have nothing to be ashamed of. I will not prostrate myself, groveling and apologizing for being born a Caucasian man like every white Democrat running for President is doing now.

What weak pathetic people they are. Do they realize how self-pitying and slimy they sound? Do they really think they can win over America by genuflecting all over themselves?

For writing this column I am sure I will be labeled a white supremacist or neo-Nazi or whatever. The left is really good at simplistic hateful labels. But like so much of leftist rhetoric, white privilege is a made up thing. Today's ranting and bemoaning of so-called 'white privilege' is just the latest term the left is using to show their contempt for Western Civilization. "

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Lots 'o Links

Catch up with all the news and interesting items with Maggie's Farm, Live Blog, and Larwyn's Linx!

Here's a nice appreciation of the wonderful columnist Daniel Greenfield, who blogs at Sultan Knish. He is "a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism."

Defense of the Homeland

What a relief that Netanyahu got re-elected! The alternative would have been akin to having a Democrat win the Presidency.   The headline of Joseph Klein's column is "Netanyahu Wins; Defense of the Jewish homeland is the voters' paramount concern." 

Just like defense of the American homeland should be the American voters’ paramount concern in 2020!

What Israelis Don't Hear

In his excellent open letter to American left-wing JewsRabbi Uri Pilichowski talks about what Israelis would like to hear from American Jews:  "Israelis hear American Jews talking about religious pluralism, racism, social justice, equality for Palestinian Arabs and a two state solution. Israelis hear the criticism of Israeli leaders, corruption and policies. What Israelis aren’t hearing are the voices that express concern over Palestinian delegitimization of Israel, of economic attacks like BDS, and most of all, of Palestinian Arab attacks against innocent Israelis."

Read the entire letter, and pass it along.

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Incredible Lack of Respect and Decency in a Cemetery

I came across this outrageous story today at, and I guess by now we shouldn't be surprised at the daily examples of ridiculous political correctness we see.

What is wrong with people?? The only ones who should be offended is anyone who has loved ones in any cemetery. What kind of sick minds came up with this disgraceful idea? Cemeteries are solemn places, hallowed ground, places where you come to mourn. That a visitor to any cemetery would even think to be offended by crosses there shows they must either be fanatics, atheists, or mentally ill; and that the cemetery staff would actually cover them up shows extreme ignorance. They should be made an example of and fired, before this idea comes to your own cemetery.

Uncover those crosses at once!

(The above photo shows part of the Normandy American Cemetery in France. Just try to cover those crosses!)

Saturday, April 06, 2019

Lots 'o Links

There are some terrific items at Larwyn's Linx, Liz Sheld's Morning Briefing, Harold Ticktin's Yiddish Vinkl, and Maggie's Farm.

Rabbi Aryeh Spero ends his column about anti-Semitism and the left by saying, "Many of us are thankful to those outside the Jewish community wanting to eradicate the scourge of anti-Semitism. They are noble people engaged in a noble cause. But until we are honest and acknowledge the role political leftism and radical Islam is playing, we Jews remain in danger, for one cannot stop anti-Semitism if one is reluctant to name its source and thereby confront and defeat it." How many times have we heard that and seen nothing done about it?

Thursday, April 04, 2019

You Hate Trump So Much That Even the Elderly Are Fair Game

Since when is it acceptable to physically or verbally attack elderly people at any time and for any reason? When that elderly person is a Trump supporter, of course!  The shameless attacker (a real one, unlike in the Jussie Smollett hoax) has gotten her just desserts:  "A California accountant who attempted to 'publicly shame' an elderly Jewish man for wearing a 'Make America Great Again' hat has been fired from her job, the Washington Times reported."

This should be a lesson to any other liberal lunatics who lack respect and common decency, and who think that the elderly are targets. Just try it!

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Antisemitic Doctors and Dentists: It Definitely ISN'T Safe

First Lara Kollab, the Jew-hating doctor, and now this dentist, Nessreen Zayed, who wants to torture her Jewish patients. Like everyone else, all I could think of was Laurence Olivier and Dustin Hoffman in "Marathon Man". These two women would have made excellent Nazis, experimenting on the Jews at Auschwitz.

Let's hope both of these people never work again -- unless they were to become the personal dentist and doctor of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

Piling On Biden

I'm no fan if Joe Biden, but compared to the rest of the Democratic Presidential candidates, at least he's not a socialist or a radical. So to me it seems conveniently timed that "Two more women told The Times on Tuesday that touches from the former vice president had made them uncomfortable.   Mr. Biden has denied acting inappropriately but has said he will 'listen respectfully.'" So here we go again where women only now come forward to say they were made uncomfortable 2 or 5 years ago -- but they didn't slap, kick, or punch him in response. 

It sounds like the Democrats would prefer a more leftist candidate, probably a woman -- or will some men come forth to accuse the women of uncomfortable touching? -- and they will do whatever it takes to ensure that it happens. 

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Roger Waters Goes Berserk: From Pink Floyd to Anti-Semitic Paranoid

I love it!  "Israeli ‘April Fools’ prank infuriates BDS activist Roger WatersIsraeli Strategic Affairs Ministry tweeted, as an April 1st joke, that Waters – who boycotts Israel – would be playing in Tel Aviv in July."

Israel Today reports,  "In profanity-laced Twitter and Facebook posts, Waters took the opportunity to again trot out tired allegations of war crimes against Israel. "YOU DISGUST ME, AND YOU DISGUST THE WHOLE OF THE REST OF THE CIVILIZED WORLD," he concluded the Facebook post." 

Good, then we're even, because he and his ilk disgust me and the rest of the Jewish world. 

Monday, April 01, 2019

Not Anti-Semitic

Words of wisdom from Ken Livingstone, the former Mayor of London: "It’s not anti-Semitic to hate the Jews of Israel". 

Well, that clears things up greatly! What a perfect statement from a real fool on April Fools' Day. 

Friday, March 29, 2019

The Holocaust Goes On and On and On..

The brutal Nazis planned every detail of the Final Solution very meticulously. Did they also plan for this to happen as well? I'm sure they did.

In his column titled A Traumatic Legacy, Adam Kovac writes that "Grandchildren of Holocaust survivors grapple with their own psychological wounds. The Holocaust unsurprisingly left deep psychological wounds in many of the Jews who survived it. Rather than healing over time, research shows the psychic injuries are being passed down and living on, even as the number of survivors dwindles."

I can only hope that the grandchildren of the Nazis are suffering from guilty consciences, if nothing else.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Lots 'o Links

Here is the usual wonderful roundup of news and culture from Liz Sheld's Morning Briefing, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx!

And here's a lovely article about Gil Hodges and Tom Seaver of the Miracle Mets.  When I heard the sad news that Seaver had been diagnosed with dementia and was retiring from public life, I immediately remembered his old nickname, Tom Terrific, even though it was 50 years ago.