Sunday, August 31, 2008

Michael Moore speaks

And what does he have to say? That Hurricane Gustav is proof that there is a God, because the hurricane may very well disrupt the Republican National Convention: Read the article, and at the end, there is a link to a YouTube clip of the interview he gave to an adoring Keith Olbermann, and in which he made his idiotic comments.

If you wanted an (ugly) face to put on the Angry Left, it would be Michael Moore's......

A hurricane looms

Hurricane Gustav is churning towards the Louisiana coast, with New Orleans squarely in its crosshairs:,2933,414101,00.html. The timing is amazing in a couple of respects; both in terms of the proximity to the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and to the upcoming Republican National Convention. President Bush has already said that he is unlikely to attend the RNC--a smart move, given the criticism FEMA took after Katrina roared ashore in 2005--and Governors Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Mark Perry of Texas have both said that they too will not attend.

It's a sad comment on our times that even natural disasters (or potential natural disasters) have become politicized, with Republicans taking one side and Democrats the other. That is why we have odious individuals like Michael Moore calling Gustav a "gift from the gods". I would ask rhetorically if the level of political discourse in our country has really sank that low, but it seems as though that answer is fairly obvious.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Goodbye to one of my favourite comic strips

I have been a devoted fan of the daily comic strip "For Better or for Worse" for as long as I can remember. I always loved the fact that the characters evolved. Michael WASN'T always in high school. Elizateth turned from a child who couldn't yet speak into an adult woman who, in the concluding series of the strip, got married. Now, sadly, Lynn Johnston, one of the most gifted cartoonists of our time, is ending the strip so that she can pursue other opportunities (including a re-writing of the stip from the begining): Here is a Chicago Tribune article on her decision: The final strips:,

The strip was largely based on Johnston's home life, though occasional deviations (the birth of April, etc.) took place. I have always felt privileged to have read the goings-on in the Patterson household, which at times were so much like my own. I wish Lynn Johnston and her entire family success in their future endeavours, and I'll miss watching the Pattersons evolve further.

A sad repeat of history

Twenty years ago, the state of New Jersey took a huge hit to its tourism business when medical waste started washing ashore on its beaches. By the estimates of its own government, it took years for the state to recover from the justifiably bad PR it received because of what was happening. Now, history is repeating itself, and medical waste is once again washing ashore in towns in Cape May County, New Jersey: I got to see this first hand yesterday--I was IN Ocean City, NJ, when the beaches there were closed.

What I want to know is, why does this only happen in the Garden State? You never hear about this happening in Florida, or Georgia, or the Carolinas, Maryland, etc. In fact, you never hear about it occurring anywhere but here. What is so wonderfully unique about this state that medical waste is constantly being dumped off its shores?

So far, with the recently concluded Democratic National Convention, the nomination by John McCain of Sarah Palin as his lieutenant governor and Tropical Storm/Hurricane Gustav rampaging through the Carribean, this story hasn't received the play it may otherwise have received. That's a lucky break for the New Jersey tourism industry............

There you have it

More politcally correct, amoral relativism out of the left in the West. You see, Islam may have its issue with women, but really, we're just as bad! Yes, we are:

Here's my advice to you, Naomi Wolf: If you think that it's so bad here, go and live in Iran or Saudi Arabia. What's that, you don't want to?

I didn't think so............

Hop Scotch

A concert by Israeli artists in Edinburgh met with a planned protest by Palestinian sympathizers, but I was gratified to read that they were essentially drowned out by cheers for the Israeli classical music quartet: That said, it is telling that alone in the world, Israeli artists are subject to this type of persecution. You don't see it directed at anyone from Sudan, or Russia, or China, or any other country in the world, for that matter. Nope, it's only Israel. So, the next time someone tells you that they're not anti-Semitic, just anti-Zionist. give that little fact a thought.

Friday, August 29, 2008

It's Palin

It's official: Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is John McCain's selection as his Vice-Presidential candidate. Now, maybe she'll prove me wrong, but for the time being, I am unenthused about this selection. She puts no "blue" states into play, nor does she solidify the Republican hold on any wavering "red" states. She'll convince no moderates to move the GOP's way. I suppose that the thinking is that her selection will solidify the Republican base, and that possibly, she move some disaffected Hillary Clinton supporters away from Barack Obama, but I don't see that happening. Those women are Democrats, through and through, and they're not going to pull the lever for anyone other than Barack Obama.

Don't get me wrong, she's smart, articulate, and unlike a certain Presidential Candidate whose inexperience the MSM seems completely willing to ignore, she's actually run something other than a Presidential campaign, in her case a state for a couple of years (and been the mayor of a small town). She's also wildly popular in her home state, with approval ratings that go well beyond any type of "honeymoon effect". Could she sway the country with her charm and intelligence? I suppose, but................I question how she will fare against Joe Biden in the Vice-Presidential debate, and you KNOW that the MSM will do use every trick in the book--and probably more than a few I haven't even considered--to trash her. Will she have what it takes to withstand this? I sure hope so, but my gut is telling me "No!".

BDS moves east

BDS sufferers number in the millions here in the U.S., and Europe has more than its share of them as well. Now, you can add Russia's Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, to the list: Apparently, George W. Bush is SOOOO powerful that he orchestrated the whole Russia-Georgia conflict just to guarantee that John McCain would win the White the Presidency in November. Really!

You want to know the really scary thing about this claim? The left in this country will believe it completely.

Can't he ever shut up?

President Peanut Farmer has dispensed his unique form of wisdom once again, this time proclaiming that John McCain is "milking" his experience as a former prisoner of war: Well, gee, maybe it's because he actually has a past worth discussing, unlike YOU, Mr. ex-President.

Honestly, is there a more bitter politician out there? If you're a Democrat, you have to cringe every time he opens his mouth, because you KNOW with certainty that what he is saying is going to be either mean-spirited or offensive, or very likely both.

Thoughts on the DNC

The Democrats wrapped up their convention last night with Barack Obama's official coronation-- I mean, NOMINATION--as the Democratic candidate for the Presidency of the United States. His speech was all I thought it would be, full of flowing rhetoric and disappointingly short on specifics. Some things I noticed:

1) He is a superb speaker, probably the best I have seen since since Ronald Reagan over 20 years ago.
2) He specifically mentioned "defending Israel", undoubtedly an effort on his part to assure the many in this country who don't trust him on this issue.
3) While professing to honour John McCain's service to the country, he engaged in several sharper-than-anticipated attacks on the presumptive Republican nominee.
4) His speech was excellent, but it was not the Martin Luther King "I have a Dream" speech, ironically delivered 45 years earlier to the day, no matter what his breathless cheering section on MSNBC and William Kristol (!!) may say.
5) He specifically reached out to Republicans and Independents. This was a smart and prudent move on his part.
6) He attempted to answer some of the questions people have about him being a good Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. I don't know that he was entirely successful in is efforts to do so.

I don't think that the attacks on John McCain served him in good stead. He would have been better off outlining some of the specifics of what he would so as the President. For example, how exactly does he plan to pay for the $150 billion in "alternative energy investment" that he promised, especially if he is promising not to raise taxes?

On the Republican side, John McCain is set to announce his V.P. nominee at 11:00 a.m. this morning, and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has just ruled himself out. Speculation is centering around Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. I'm not sure if she's a good choice or not............

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Why the Republicans are in trouble

Because their primary voters insist on doing stupid things like trying to send indicted Senator Ted Stevens back to the Senate, and potentially doing the same with House of Representatives member Don Young: If Young eventually secures the Republican nomination for Alaska's lone House seat and then loses in the general election, no big deal. However, the nomination of Stevens virtually guarantees that the Democrats will take his Senate seat, especially given that his trial is supposed to start just six weeks before the election.

Honestly, could they have been more stupid? In a year where even the most partisan Republican has to admit that the electorate is trending Democrat, they nominate an ethically-challenged octogenerian who is reviled by even his fellow Republicans? Way to go!

What passes for tough media coverage of the Obama campaign

Forget about his association with unrepentant terrorist William Ayers, or the hate-America attitudes of his spiritual mentor, Jeremiah Wright, etc., etc. No, what concerns the MSM does Michelle Obama get her hair so silky smooth: A fashion reporter was assigned to find this out, and that she did, no doubt in breathless fashion.

And then MSM talking heads profess to be puzzled by why so many regard with a jaundiced eye their reporting on the campaign.........

Could this underreported story FINALLY be receiving some more attention?

There is a report in today's South Florida Sun-Sentinel on the growing presence of Hezbollah in Venezuela:,0,2564333.story. This is a story on which I have been harping for a while now, so this comes as no surprise. However, it's gratifying to think that maybe, just maybe, some in the MSM are finally noticing this worrying trend. It wouldn't shock me at all if the next terrorist attack on this country came from individuals who were based in South America in general and Venezuela in particular..........

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A sick culture

There is no other way to describe out. You have to watch this ENTIRE Palestinian news feature, which was translated by MEMRI: In fact, it's beyond sick. I want Condoleeza Rice to be forced to watch this clip, over and over and over. Then let her babble on about the farcical "peace process". You can't have peace where only one side understands what the term means.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Good on Canada!

There are reports out of Afghanistan that Canadian forces in that country have dealt a major blow to the Taliban's bomb-making ability: This is obviously great news to everyone except for the Ted Ralls of the world. Good for the Canadian forces, who have served with great distinction in Afghanistan.

Score ANOTHER one for Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice

Her tenure as Secretary of State is looking worse and worse by the day. One of the great, underreported stories of the ongoing conflict in Iraq is that some of the attacks on U.S. and British forces in the country have come from (drum roll, please)..............Hezbollah: Yes, that's the same Hezbollah that Rice helped save in 2006, when it faced possible destruction by Israel.

For all of her supposed knowledge, this woman has proven to be a complete failure as a Secretary of State.

Monday, August 25, 2008

A long and winding road..... about to come to a (good) end for Paul McCartney, as he will be allowed to play a concert in Israel, 43 years after the Beatles were originally refused visas to the Holy Land:

I've always been a Beatles fan, and it's a shame that Israeli youth were denied the privilege of seeing the band tour when all four members were alive.

Another entertainment figure "speaks out"

This time, it's Madonna's turn. While on tour, she had a video running in which an image of Republican Presidential Nominee John McCain was interplayed with an image of Hitler: Democratic Presidential nominee, Barack Obama, on the other hand, was portrayed as being a virtual saint.

I know that the entertainment types can't help themselves, as they really are (for the most part) that left wing. I just hope that the American public will be so repulsed by these despicable analogies that they reject the Democrats' message entirely.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Followup to the "It's official: I'm a racist" blog entry

I had a great response from someone I know personally to this blog entry, and I thought that it was so great, it deserved its own entry. Here it is, unaltered except for the removal of names:

I know you know I am an African American, but the others on your distribution list may not. I wanted to preface my remarks with that qualifier because I don't want anyone to accuse me of having a white sheet over my head. Now that we have dispensed with that...

Weisberg is so astoundingly and insultingly wrong its surreal. What he fails to realize is that while some may reject Obama based on the color of his skin, to state unequivocally that would be the only reason for his defeat shows the kind of NYC/DC/LA/SanFran filter through which he sees the world.

It couldn't possibly be that Obama paper thin resume hardly qualifies him for leader of the US Senate let along leader of the free world. He likes to talk about his 'judgment' being a better attribute than 'experience'. Let's take a gander at that judgment, shall we? Do the names Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright and Tony Rezko ring a bell? How about being the only state senator in the IL Senate to stand up and oppose the'Baby Born Alive' bill? Regardless of your position on abortion, his position is to the left of the far left. Need I go on? I suspect those on this distribution list are sharp enough to get the point.

This is the second time Weisberg got under my skin. I believe this is the same guy who basically called Mitt Romney mentally unfit to serve as president because he is a member of the LDS Church. While I dont share Romney's faith, to question if a former CEO of one of the most successful venture capital firms in the country, wildly successful Olympic Games CEO, Harvard MBA and former Gov of MA is mentally fit to serve is the height of arrogance.

Weisberg is one of these far lefties who has so much assumed guilt over the plight of African Americans, that he wants to soothe his conscience by fawning over Barack Hussein Obama. Yes, I used his full name-sue me.

I might raise an eyebrow or two with this closing comment. I have never supported affirmative action/quotas before and I don't think we should be doing so to hire the CEO of the USA because it will make us feel better about slavery. This guy has never run anything larger than his Senate staff and we want to give hm the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave? I hope we are smarter than geniuses like Weisberg.

16 years ago today

Hard as it is to believe, Hurricane Andrew roared through South Florida and through my life 16 years ago: I remember the day like it was yesterday--what I did, where I went, coming back to my apartment hoping that it had not been destroyed (it hadn't been), and just seeing the unbelievable destruction that Andrew had wrought across the area.

There are some things in life on wich I don't think one can comment unless they have been experienced. A Category Five Hurricane is one of those things............

The other side of the Olympics

I've been remiss in not talking about this subject. With all of the focus on Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, the Chinese divers and their gymnastics team (is it just me, or did the COMBINED age of that team look to be about 16?), no one has talked much about the greater issue of what staging a major sporting event like this in a repressive, totalitarian state means. Jeff Jacoby of the Boston Globe, thankfully, hasn't avoided the subject: I don't know if I'm willing to go as far as some have to claim that staging the games there is the equivalent of staging them in Berlin in 1936, but it's not far off..........

Saturday, August 23, 2008

It's official: I'm a racist

I've waited for the left (not just the Angry Left, but ALL leftists) to make this argument, and now here it is: If you vote against Barack Obama in November, there can be NO other reason to do so other than that you are a racist: As unsurprising as this argument is, it is no less depressing and disheartening to find that it is being made.

I've often thought that the Left thrived on appealing to humanity's worst instincts. Now, it is perfectly clear that it expects the worst of people, too.......

What a cheery thought THIS is

There are continued reports of the penetration of Venezuela by Hezbollah and other Islamofascist terrorists: Let's ponder the implications of this for a minute: We have what amounts to an open border to the south. How difficult does anyone think that it would be for Spanish-speaking terrorists to come across through Mexico? That doesn't scare you enough? Well, how about this: Venezuela is flush with oil cash (made largely at our expense). It is a known supporter and funding source for terrorist organizations (just ask the Colombians). Given that the average Venezuelan really hasn't seen much of an improvement in his or her life, where do you think all that oil money is going?

Read between the lines on this one. The next major terrorist attack on this country is as likely as not to be planned and launched from South America as it is from the Middle East.

The battle no one is discussing

With all of the focus on the Presidential race, the electoral battle that no one is discussing is the one for the control of the Senate: I don't think that this receives anywhere near enough attention, because if the Democrats gain a filibuster-proof majority (60 or more Senate seats)--a very real possibility given the general mood of the voters and the simple mathematical fact that the Republicans are defending a lot more vulnerable Senate seats than are the Democrats--we could have a Harry Reid-led majority which could set the agenda for the entire country. As well, if you tacked a President Obama on to that filibuster-proof majority, you could have the most "progressive" (translation: LEFT WING) government this country has ever had, including the New Deal Congress.

It's official

Delaware Senator Joseph Biden will be Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama's Vice-Presidential nominee: I think that Obama made the right choice on this one. Biden has the foreign policy and Washington experience that he himself lacks. I don't agree with Biden all that much, but there is no questioning his knowledge and seasoning to make this a formidable ticket. His debating skills are second to none, so whoever John McCain selects as his VP nominee BETTER have equal skills, or Biden will make that person look foolish.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

It's not that they don't know........'s that they don't care. An Israeli writes in justifiably angry terms about the so-called "Free Gaza Boats" and the left wing, dhimmi idiots (my description, not hers) who are on them:,7340,L-3584812,00.html. You see, it's not that they don't know that Israelis have suffered from non-stop terrorism for years, it's that they feel that there is no such thing as terrorism where Israelis are on the receiving end. In fact, any attack in which an Israeli is injured or killed is justified, because Israel itself is illegal and immoral, and its existence is an abomination, in their view. To kill an Israeli is merely to kill a racist, imperialist, colonialist. Their analysis begins and ends right there.

Preemptive surrender

A columnist in the London Times is more than a little peeved at the spinelessness of Western "elites" who fall all over themselves grovelling at the feet of Islamic supremacists who perceive any comment about their faith as being an attack on it: I completely agree with him, but unfortunately, I think that Europe is definitely too far gone in terms of its dhimmitude, and we aren't very far behind in this country. We seem to be incapable of learning from our mistakes--appeasing thugs and terrorists never accomplishes anything.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Nothing if not brazen

I'll give the Russians credit--they're not backing down one bit in the PR war over their invasion of Georgia: So much of the Russian position is foolishness, of course, but to the useful idiots here in the West, these are words from heaven. I just read a letter to the editor in today's Philadelphia Inquirer parroting the typical leftist tripe that the United States has no right to comment about what is going on Georgia because of "what we did to Iraq", blah, blah, blah. As if deposing a genocidal maniac like Saddam Hussein is morally equivalent to a totalitarian state brazenly occupying a neighbouring democracy. Such is the left's thinking, however............

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Europe/NATO caves

I'll give the U.S. credit--it actually wants to do something about the Russian rape of Georgia. Not so with Europe, which has unequivocally rejected a severing of the NATO/Russian ties:

I think that we have our definitive proof that NATO is now useless. Even the Brits are turnign their backs on us (and on the Georgians, and the Russians recognize that fact:

Of course

There is a great column in today's Wall Street Journal on how the Federal Reserve's short-sighted fiscal policies have led to the worst inflationary pressure this country has seen in over 25 years: Gee, ya think? The Fed's policies are nothing short of stupid, and they have led not only to inflation but to a collapse of the dollar. Yeah, I know that the dollar has gone up of late and oil prices have come down from their absurd highs in July, but that's a function of the market correcting itself, nothing more. You know what happens after the correction is complete? Prices go back up again, of course, usually to levels even higher than they were before the correciton began.

History is full of examples of what happens when we do not manage our money wisely. Why do we seem completely incapable of learning from those examples?

How can we miss you if you won't go away?

Jean Chretien, the disgraced, corrupt former Primer Minister of Canada, seems intent on traveling down the same road as President Peanut Farmer. Just as there WAS a tradition in the U.S. for ex-Presidents not to criticize the actions of sitting Presidents, until President Peanut Farmer breached that tradition, there was a similar policy in Canada for retired Prime Ministers to keep a low profile after they left office. So much for that policy. Chretien has trashed sitting Prime Minister Stephen Harper for the latter's refusal to attend the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympic Games, as well as for Canada's refusal to repatriate terrorist wannabe Omar Khadr: I guess that I shouldn't be surprised. Chretien has never met a communist he didn't like, and he has always been very sympathetic to the actions of terrorists.

Monday, August 18, 2008

When is a debate not a debate?

When the MSM's Chosen One, Barack Obama loses, of course: The Saddleback debate was, by the accounts of both the Obama and McCain campaigns, moderated fairly and effectively. Yet, it has become pretty obvious that not only did John McCain win, he won convincingly, leading to the Obama spin on it ("McCain cheated!"), or the MSM spin, which is to pretend that the debate didn't happen. You couldn't find any mention of what happened on the Today Show or This Morning earlier today. It's as if it never took place. However, you can be sure that if Obama had won this debate, if would have led off the "A" block of every MSM news show.

Nope, no bias here, just keep moving along...............

Nice sentiment, but she's not listening

Here is a sad piece on the ongoing genocide in Darfur: We all know what's going on there. It's (largely) Arab Muslims killing off (largely) Black Christians. Yet, this ongoing stain on humanity receives virtually no attention from the State Department or its head, Condoleeza Rice, focussed as they are on the REAL "genocide" in the world, Israeli's horrible abuse of the Palestinians (yes, I'm being sarcastic).

There are a couple of issues in play here--our fear of upsetting the Arab states who well us oil, and our equal fear of upsetting Sudan's patron, China, which owns the vast majority of national debt. Either way, our silence is criminal, and history will judge us very harshly for what we in the West have allowed to occur in Darfur.

What we should but will never do

There is a great piece in today's Wall Street Journal on how NATO should respond to the Russian takeover of Georgia: Sadly, NATO will never do any of these things. In fact, it won't do anything at all, nor will the West beyond engaging in some empty rhetoric. We SHOULD cut off ties between NATO and Russia. We won't. We SHOULD kick Russia out of the G8. We won't. We SHOULD kick Russia out of the WTO. We won't do that, either.

The precedent is now set. Get ready, Azerbaijan. You're likely the next target on Vladimir Putin's hit list.

All of a sudden, I don't dislike Kobe Bryant so much anymore

I am on the record as NOT being a fan of Kobe Bryant. Well, I'm going to back off that dislike A LOT after this interview, where he talks about his pride in playing this summer in the Olympics for the United States: The article makes a very good point. Neither Bryant nor any of the other players on the team HAD to do this, and yes, while they undoubtedly will cash in from a marketing standpoint if the team brings home the gold, they are still giving up their time for what amounts to a non-paid, extended competition. And, you can't say that Bryant is purely looking at the money aspect--he has been at numerous events to wave to the flag, including at least two of Michael Phelps' finals.

I take my hat off to him.

Be nervous

I've blogged previously about Pakistan, and what would happen if Pervez Musharraf were gone. Well, we're going to find out very soon:,2933,405221,00.html. We know that Musharraf was an ally in name only in the war against Islamic terrorism. That said, whoever replaces him will likely be far worse. Anybody who thinks that a nuclear armed Taliban-style state is a good thing is probably cheering right now.

A dhimmi gets her butt kicked

Thanks to Pam at Atlas Shrugs for this one. Brigitte Gabriel recently gave an interview to Deborah Solomon of the New York Times, and let's just say that Gabriel more than gave as good as she got: Had this been a prize fight, it would have been stopped in the second round at the latest. Solomon asks all the questions one would expect of a dhimmi New York Times writer; what about all the moderate Moslems, etc., etc, and Gabrielle completely takes her apart.

It's absolutely priceless..............

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Unrealistic expectations

Judea Pearl, the father of the late Daniel Pearl, has an Op-Ed in the weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal on the obscenity that was Al Jazeera's celebration of terrorist Samir Kuntar's release from Israeli prison and then his subsequent birthday: While Pearl is completely right in terms of his point, what does he expect? Al Jazeera is a terrorist mouthpiece. To expect it to do anything other than to celebrate those who kills Jews and/or Americans is to expect the impossible.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Even MORE idiocy out of the U.N.

A report from the United Nations Committee on Human Rights has taken issue with the U.K. because the country's terror laws "coud infringe on freedom of expression": Really? Apparently, they have no issue with the Saudis banning Christianity (let alone Judaism). No, that's not a ban on freedom of expression.

I hate the U.N. Anyone who has faith in it is an idiot.

Likely a Pyrrhic victory

A Quebec court has imposed a collective bargaining pact on a Walmart in Gatineau, Quebec: I'm not a big fan of Walmart--I think that the stuff it sells is largely crap, and that it puts too many local, smaller businesses OUT of business. That said, it clearly serves a purpose--selling goods at affordable prices. So, the practical effect of imposing a collective bargaining agreement on it will serve one of two purposes. The first would be that it will drive up those prices. The second is the more likely outcome--Walmart may elect to pull out of Quebec. If it does so, those workers crowing about their "victory" will instead end up unemployed. Assuming that that does happen, what has the union accomplished?

She has to go

Condoleeza Rice has struck again. Every two years or so there is a war, and she then sticks her nose in and messes everything up for the side that is in the right. Two years ago, it was her connivance and pressure that led to the disastrous U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701, which allowed Hezbollah's military to remain intact, to the point where the terrorist group is now far stronger than it was in 2006. Now, she is giving the Russians an unequivocal political victory to go on top of their military victory in the war in Georgia:

Honestly, can this woman ever be on the right side of ANYTHING? Again, I'll remind readers of the blog that this is what we are getting with a Republican administration. Can you imagine what will happen if Barack Obama wins in November?

Unsurprising but still disappointing

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City has ruled that family members of some of the victims of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks cannot sue the Saudi government for its (suspected) role in the attacks:,0,6959562.story. It's a cliche at this point, but 15 of those 19 hijackers were Saudi. That says something, or it should say something, right? Well, it does to most clear-thinking people, except for those in our government (and the court system), because they continue to strenuously defend the Saudis as being our "allies" in our battle against Islamic terrorism. However, they keep running into that inconvenient fact that Saudi Arabia produces a vastly disproportionate share of the world's terrorists.

I would ask, "When will we learn?", but the answer is pretty clear that we never will.

Unfortunately, no one is listening

Former Soviet and now Russian dissident (and certified chess genius) Garry Kasparov has written an Op-Ed in today's Wall Street Journal in which he justifiably derides the West for its coddling of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (don't tell me that that Dmitri Medvedeev is the President. We all know who is really running the show there.):

What Kasparov rightly points out is that as is the case with so many other power-hungry dictators, Putin could have been stopped early on, had someone--ANYONE--just stood up to him. Now, it's certainly too late for Georgia, and the handwriting may be on the wall for other former Soviet republics such Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Ukraine, etc., (and I would be more than a little nervous if I were a citizen of the Baltic states). For more on the return of the big bad Russian bear, go here:

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Martin Peretz gets it exactly right

He eviscerates Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice for her mealy-mouthed comments on the establishing of formal diplomatic relations between Lebanon and Syria, because he correctly noted that what REALLY has happened is that Lebanon has essentially capitulated completely to Syria, which is the patron of Hezbollah:

Peretz goes farther than anyone I've ever seen--he calls Rice an "idiot". I don't agree, because I think that Rice is just an Arabist of the James "F--- the Jews" Baker mold, and she thinks that cozying up to a tinpot Arab dictator like Basher Assad is perfectly fine. However, he does correctly note that her forcing Israel to accept the ceasefire implemented by U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701, had the dual effect of saving Hezbollah and dooming Lebanon.

Well done, Condi!

There they go again...........

........those pesky Jews--I mean, NEOCONS. Robert Scheer, who was so unhinged that even the Los Angeles Times couldn't take his deranged rantings, firing him in 2005, continues to write for the San Francisco Chronicle, and shockingly, he is blaming those nefarious Neocons for the Russian rape of Georgia:

I know that it's too much to expect angry leties to be rational, but are they so myopic that they think EVERYTHING in the world is driven by American politics?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

An offensive lawsuit

One of the big local stories over the last week or so has been the fact that criminal charges have been filed against the Philadelphia Department of Health Services representatives who allowed a 14-year old girl who was suffering from cerebral palsy to essentially waste away to her death in 2006. However, also facing charges are the parents of the girl, whose neglect of their daughter goes beyond criminal no matter how you look at it.

Well, in one of the most egregiously frivolous lawsuits I have ever seen, those same parents are now suing the city of Philadelphia for the neglect of their daughter: At the risk of trashing my own profession, the lawyers who brought this suit should be ashamed of themselves.

The spread of dishonour

I hate to say it, but this truly is an Islamic problem. You don't see Orthodox Jews or Southern Baptists or Hindus killing their daughters because they have "brought shame" on their families by dating, wearing western clothes, etc.: How can we in the West continue to tolerate this barbarism? Where are the damned feminist groups on this issue? Are they that cowed by the fear of Islamic terrorism that they refuse to say anything? I guess that their continued silence gives me my answer.........


The U.S. State Department has denied an Israeli request to purchase military hardware which would have allowed Israel to attack Iran's nuclear facilities: A friend of mine e-mailed the article to me, and this set me off this morning, leading to my diatribe in the e-mail:

Is it official yet? Can we formally declare that the odious, Arabist U.S. State Department is now running all aspects of American foreign policy? I have been talking about this for several years now; about how the United States has been steadily distancing itself from Israel ("coincidentaly", that distancing began when Condoleeza Rice, a disciple of James "F--- the Jews" Baker, took over as Secretary of State). And this is what we're getting with a REPUBLICAN in the White House?!?! Can you imagine what it will be like if/when Obama takes over?

Here's what Bush 43 will have "accomplished" in terms of foreign policy in the last two or so years:

1) In connivance with the criminal Ehud Olmert, his government will have caused Israel to (for the first time in its history) lose a war--or at least appear to have lost a war, against Hezbollah;
2) Allowed Iran to make irreversible progress towards obtaining nuclear weapons;
3) Refused to do ANYTHING about Pakistan's not-so-subtle support of al Qaeda and the Taliban;
4) Exposed the U.S. as the most fragile of paper tigers during the Russian rape of Georgia;
5) Played footsy with North Korea as one of the world's most evil regimes spreads weapons and nuclear technology around the world to all of our enemies;
6) Demanded that Israel allow terrorists into the country, individuals that we won't even allow into the U.S.!
7) We've become the biggest funder of the corrupt terrorist entity known as the Palestinian Authority;
8) Encouraged the "Cedar Revolution" in Lebanon and then turned its back as Iranian/Syrian proxy Hezbollah took over the country.

Want some domestic failures? Sure, here's a whole bunch:

1) It took this so-called fiscal conservative SIX YEARS to veto his first bill. During that time, spending has ballooned to levels that would make even the most liberal of New Deal supporters blush;
2) He has allowed the U.S. Dollar, FORMERLY the pre-eminent international currency, to sink to unthinkable levels against virtually every other currency in the world, making it more expensive for Americans to buy everything. Thinki about this: The cost of oil began to spike six years ago, in 2002. When did the U.S. Dollar begin its freefall? I'll give you one guess as to the answer to that question;
3) He has absolutely refused to do ANYTHING about border security. If you're in bed with Ted "Open Borders" Kennedy, as Bush 43 is on the issue of illegal immigration, you KNOW that you're on the wrong side of the debate;
4) It took him until June of this year to finally propose lifting the ban on offshore drilling. Hmm. You have a far left figure in Nancy Pelosi running the show in the House. You COULD have proposed this in 2002, 2003, 2004, 200 or 2006, when there was a Republican majority in the House and as oil prices began their climb, but no, as usual you were reactive, not proactive. Good luck to you there, Dubya!
5) I'll come full circule here. Anyone checked out that national debt? It's kind of, well, HUGE. It's getting bigger, too. Again, I will remind one and all that he is SUPPOSED to be a fiscal conservative! Instead, he has been so profligate on spending that he has actually put the Democrats in a position where they can run to the right of the Republicans (!!) on the fiscal responsibility issue!

I could go on and on, but I'm too disgusted right now. Bah f---ing humbug...................

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Clooney Tunes

There is a report in London's Daily Telegraph that actor and angry leftie George Clooney has become buddy-buddy with Barack Obama, to the point where Clooney is offering Obama all sorts of advice, especially in the foreign policy sphere: Apparently, Clooney isn't too fond of Israel, and he wants the U.S. to withdraw from Iraq immediately and unconditionally, consequences be damned.

What I want to know is, if this story is true, why hasn't it been picked up by any of the big American newspapers? Could it be that they don't want to see any kind of backlash against Obama? If that's the case, they shouldn't worry. Obama is more teflon than any politician I've seen in my lifetime.

A criticism of Israel

I know that Israel is in a very tenuous position when it comes to the Russian invasion of Georgia: On one hand, it has long had friendly relations with Georgia, and has sold arms to it in the past. On the other, it needs all the friends it can get on the Security Council, and with the Russians contemplating the sale of highly advanced military technology to Irand and Syria, the thinking in Israel goes that maybe the Russians will remember the Israeli "balance" in discussing the war.

Well, that's bull, in my mind. First of all, the Russians ARE going to sell the weapons systems to the Iranians and Syrians. They may not do it immediately or publicly, but they will do it. Second, the Russians are and will continue to be pro-Palestinian. Israel's abandonment of its friend will have obtained nothing for the Jewish state, and Israel's leaders should be mindful of the fact that when one abandons one's friends for political expedience, a similar fate might await it.

Hardly a reassuring thought

I blogged a few days ago about how I didn't necessarily believe the FBI when it asserted that a single scientist, Dr. Bruce Ivins (who committed suicide), successfully developed and the engaged in the anthrax attacks in 2001. A military official writing in today's Wall Street Journal ominously asks, "What if the FBI was right?": It does make for a very scary scenario, because it means that a terrorist outfit would not need a team of scientists to develop and launch a chemical/biological weapon. Now, one single fruitcake with an agenda would apparently be sufficient.

Sleep well tonight, my friends..........

A "SPAM" Blog no longer

Maybe all my whining and complaining finally got through to someone. The restrictions on my blog have been lifted, and I am now posting away without any limitations........

Garden State greed

There is nothing subtle about the graft and corruption one can see on a daily basis in the Garden State, be it politicians on the take, behind-the-scenes power brokers manipulating politicians the way a puppet master makes marionette dance, or as this Op-Ed points out, the assault on private property rights otherwise known as Eminent Domain: Any homeowner ought to be scared by what the United States Supreme Court's horrible decision in the Kelo case. However, there is at least one Appellate Panel in the Garden State that has told a town "No more!" You can't just take private property if you think that it could be better used in another fashion. As the Appellate Division's decision was unanimous, there is no automatic right of appeal to the State Supreme Court, so this is now the law (unless the NJ Supreme Court decides that it wants to review the case).

Monday, August 11, 2008

Clueless is as clueless does

Former New Mexico Governor and one-time Democratic Presidential Candidate Bill Richardson--who is on Barack Obama's crack (or should I say, cracked?) foreign policy team--offers some pearls of wisdom on the Russian steamrolling of Georgia: You see, we have it all wrong, here! We should just be nice to Russia and use "DIPLOMACY" to get them to see the error of their ways. I have to say, it's amazing to me that nearly 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the left in this country still has absolutely no clue whatsoever about why the USSR collapsed. None. Diplomacy? WHAT diplomacy? The U.N.? Hey Bill, you were the American ambassador to the U.N., but maybe you missed this little tidbit of information: Russia has a VETO on the Security Council! No, really, it's true!

If this is the type of foreign policy advice that Barack Obama is receiving, God help us all........

Georgia on my mind

Russia's offensive against Georgia, ostensibly over the "rights" of the breakaway Georgian province of South Ossetia, continues unabated, despite worldwide pleas for a ceasefire: I used the word "rights" because I think that Russia is trying to make a much bigger point than just that it cares about Russian natives in South Ossetia. It is telling everyone of those "breakaway republics" that were part of the old Soviet Union that they're really not very safe, and that if they think that NATO is going to come to their rescue, they are sadly mistaken. No one had any illusions that the Georgian military would be able to provide much of an opposition to the Russian army, including I am certain the Georgians (hence their desire to join NATO). So, the messages here are for the Ukraine, the Baltic states, etc.: 1) Tow Moscow's line or face the consequences; 2) Don't count on help from the United States or NATO. They are paper tigers. You can be sure that those messages are being heard loud and clear in Tbilisi today, whose President, Mikhail Saakashvili, writes despondently in today's Wall Street Journal of what Russia is doing to his country:

STILL a "SPAM" Blog, redux

We're into Week Three of my blog being designated by Google/Blogger as a "SPAM" blog. I've notified Google/Blogger of the problem twice aready, with no response at all. The Blogger support group of which I am a member hasn't offered any solutions, only a steady diet of other bloggers whose problem mirrors mine. No one seems to be able to get Blogger to lift the "SPAM Blog" designation. It's clearly not a political thing, which was my original suspicion, because some of the blogs that are being hit with this designation are movie blogs, or literary blogs, etc. All I know is that my patience is about at an end. I am going to investigate what Wordpress requires, and whether I can transfer my entire blog to that platform, including the archives.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Bernie Mac, October 5, 1957-August 9, 2008

Bernie Mac, a genuinely funny man and an excellent actor, passed away today suddenly from complications due to pneumonia, at the young age of 50. I wasn't as big a student of his work as I was of Harvey Korman, but I appreciated his talent and as a fan of the Ocean's 11 franchise of movies, thought that he did a standout job in what was one of the best ensemble castes we will ever see in a movie series. Here is my favourite scene from Ocean's 11 (2001), the fountain scene at the end of the movie:

RIP, Bernie Mac.

Well, Hallelujah!

SOMEONE else has noticed that an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapon could do far more damage to the United States than even a major nuclear attack on a large U.S. city: I have to ask; WHY doesn't this scare more people? Why is it so rarely--if ever--discussed?

For my previous post on this subject, which I did about a month ago, go here:

L'Affaire John Edwards

So, former Senator and two-time Presidential candidate John Edwards has admitted to having an affair with a campaign staffer two years ago:,2933,400481,00.html. Ordinarily, I wouldn't care at all about this story, beyond feeling sympathy for Elizabeth Edwards. The one thing that strikes me is that if this had been a Republican, it would have been on the front page, above the fold, on the New York Times and Washington Post ever since the rumour mill got started--hell, the NYT didn't even need substantiation to run that hit piece on John McCain a few months back. Mark my words, this story will vanish from the news in a day or so. That wouldn't be the case had this been a Republican.

Call me a sucker

I love the Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies. The pomp and ceremony are incredible, and yesterday's ceremony in Beijing was particularly impressive. The Chinese put on a stunning show, and I was struck by the warm welcome afforded so many of the countries, including the United States:

One tragic footnote to the above. Today, two family members of one the American volleyball coaches were attacked and one was killed by a Chinese national who then committed suicide before he could be apprehended by the local police: This story is still unfolding so we'll know more in the hours and days to come, but initial reports are that there was absolutely nothing to indicate that these people were American, meaning that the attack on them was probably random (though they were in an area that is very popular with tourists).

Friday, August 8, 2008

Oh, boy

Don't think that the war in Georgia and South Ossetia can't get bigger. MUCH bigger: Russia is being very clever about this. With the world completely distracted by problems elsewhere in the world and the Olympic Games, this is the perfect time for the Russians to crush their obstreporous former republic. And, make no mistake, the Russians aren't bothered by niceties such as the Geneva Convention, Miranda Rights, Due Process, etc. They WILL crush the Georgians.

Double standard? WHAT double standard?

Thanks to the inimitable Atlas Shrugs for this one. Just two months ago, our wonderful Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice, publicly remonstrated Israel for its refusal to allow some Palestinian students into Israel for interviews at the U.S. Embassy to determine if they would receive Fulbright Scholarships. So, under pressure from the United States, Israel let them in. What happens? The United States denied them admission: Why, because, as Israel insisted all along, they posed a security threat.

If Condoleeza Rice isn't the biggest failure as Secretary of State that I have ever seen, I don't know who is. She exceeds even James "F--- the Jews" Baker in her barely-disguised animus towards the Jewish State.

Rusting away

The decline of the so-called "Rust Belt", which has been the subject of commentary for the past 30 years, has seemingly intensified over the last four or five: To me, this is a sadder commentary on the United States in general. At one point in the not-too-distant past, this was a country which actually made things. Many of those manufacturing jobs were based in the Rust Belt--Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Northern Indiana, etc. Now, they are overseas, and an entire area of the country is suffering because of it. You can't just blame it on the failures of Big Three automakers (GM, Ford, Chrysler), though that this certainly a large part of the problem.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Well, this sounds like fun!

There is a report in today's Washington Times that terrorist groups such as Hezbollah or al Qaeda may very well choose to attack the U.S. coastal cities (keep in mind, 70% of the American population lives within an hour of some coastline or another) with chemically-, biologically- or nuclear armed warheads attached to old ballistic missiles such as Scuds and launch them from cargo transport ships outside U.S. territorial waters: The technology to do this already exists.

To answer the inevitable question, yes, I live within an hour of the coastline near a major "coastal" city. Yay............

What the Angry Left has in mnd for the U.S. as of January, 2009

Lest anyone think that they're kidding, well, they're not: The Angry left WILL put this country through "Nuremberg-style" War Crimes trials (their words, not mine) for everyone associated with the Bush 43 Administration, from President Bush on down.

We've all heard the expression "Payback's a bitch". Well, if we have a President Obama accompanied by solid Democratic majorities in both houses, there will be blood flowing in the streets................

What we are

I sent what is contained below to a friend in response to the story on how fear of Islamic reprisals has forced many publishers to quash books that dare to portray Islam in anything other than a glowing light:

The fact of the matter is that we are so afraid of "offending" ANYONE that we have turned into a society of timid fools who are afraid of their own shadows. No one is free to speak their mind anymore, particularly when it comes to anything to do with Islam. It's a one-way street, too. A book like this one is squelched, but artists who immerse statues or pictures of Christ in URINE are lauded. Publish a bunch of cartoons about Mohammed and you get condemned by the U.N. Publish a book accusing American Jews of dual loyalty (Walt & Mearsheimer's "The Israel Lobby") and you are hailed as being brave.

Here is my hypothesis: As a result of 9/11, Osama Bin Laden and the other Islamofascists achieved success beyond their wildest dreams. Not only did they kill thousands in this country, we have become a society of cowards and politically correct dhimmis, not even willing to call Islamic terrorism what it is. We now have courts in the U.S. treating terrorists as being the moral and legal equivalent of soldiers on the battlefield, with the connivance of left-leaning academic or legal organizations such as the ACLU.

I'm starting to think that Blogger SUCKS

Why? Well, my blog is STILL classified as a "SPAM" blog, despite my notifying Blogger over a week ago that this was not the case. Well, when I logged in today, I find that I still need to go through a word verification before authoring any posts, and worse yet, my notification to Blogger that this is not a SPAM blog was apparently gone, meaning that I had to re-notify Blogger of the problem. This is absurd.

Can anyone suggest any other platforms for hosting my blog?

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

What a swell guy!

Former Democratic Presidential candidate Mike Gravel has advocated that supporters of Palestinian terrorist enabler Sami al-Arian harass Gordon Kromberg, the prosecutor who is advancing charges against al-Arian, and that they go one step further and harass his family, too:

Let me be perfectly clear. This is NOT one crazy comment by an isolated crank. This IS the soul of the new, Democratic Party. Gravel is indicative of where the Democrats are heading.

Imposing silence

Ever since the publishing of the Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie, there has been a leeriness on the part of publishers to put out any books at all which A) criticize Islaml; B) satirize Islam; C) question Islam, etc., etc.: This climate of fear is not just caused by a belief that Muslims around the world will riot if they are "offended", though that is certainly a part of it. It is also caused by so-called "scholars" here in the West who go out of their way to kowtow to Islamic "sentiments".

In a world where supposedly scholarly works are published accusing (some) Jews in the United States of dual loyalty, why is Islam off-limits?

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Yet another variation on an old theme

We've all received those e-mails from "government officials" and whatnot from Nigeria, asking us to help them transfer millions of dollars through our bank accounts. Well, here's a new version of that scam, this time supposedly coming from an American soldier serving in Iraq:

-----Original Message-----
From: Sgt. Mark Fitzgerald []
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 8:47 AM
To: "undisclosed-recipients:"
Subject: A Letter From Sgt. Mark Fitzgerald

This mail will definitely be coming to you as a surprise, but i must crave your indulgence to introduce myself to you. I am Sgt. Mark Fitzgerald, an American soldier, currently serving in the third infantry division in Iraq.

I am in Kuwait on duty break. I and my partner, secretly moved some abandoned cash in a mansion belonging to the late president, Saddam Hussein and the total cash is 25million USD. As I write this letter to you, this box is with security firm in cash as I secretly moved it out
of Iraq to a security firm for deposit.

You don't have to be afraid of anything as no one else knows about this and everything is safe.
I would be pleased and grateful to you if you could assist us in receiving this box for us on our behalf as I will be heading back soon to camp in Iraq to join my Colleagues.

Of course, I will give you some money for your efforts. We have limited time now, kindly get back to me immediately. Moving the funds out of here is not going to be a problem as arrangements are being made towards that.

All I want from you is your trust and assurance that if the box gets to you, You can keep it in a safe place until our arrival. I have to stop here for now, as your response will determine our
subsequent correspondence.

Please do not expose us for security reasons.

In God we trust,
Sgt. Mark Fitzgerald,

---- Msg sent via KSU Webmail -

Mystery not solved

Even though Dr. Bruce Ivins, the lead suspect in the still-unsolved Anthrax attacks in the fall of 2001, has committed suicide, there is a compelling argument made by Richard Spertzel, a chemical/biological warfare specialist, that the FBI had the wrong man: I've always wondered about these attacks, and never understood why the public forgot about them so quickly. What was done once can be done again. If Spretzel is right, it took a lot more than one rogue scientist to pull this off, no matter how brilliant he may have been. The question is, who was that? It would behoove our government to find out, before thousands (or more) are killed in a much larger-scale attack.

No change in my blog status

According to Blogger/Google, my blog remains a "SPAM" blog, despite my having reported the problem, and worse yet, Blogger/Google is leaving me no way of complaining about the situation. I've just about had it. Is anyone out there aware of any other blogger platforms that I can use, and if so, how I would go about transfering my blog archive to that platform?

Monday, August 4, 2008

Convert at your own risk

Those who choose to reject Islam do so at their own risk: I can't imagine a faith where it is acceptable to kill those who decide that another faith is more to their liking.

And still no one does anything

Well, who could have seen THIS coming? The Lebanese government has officially recognized Hezbollah's "right to resist" Israel by whatever means it chooses and whenever it chooses to do so: So, essentially, Hezbollah-ruled Southern Lebanon is now an official state, and if anything, it will receive formal assistance from the Lebanese Army when (not if) the next war with Israel takes place.

Thank you to the world for allowing this to happen.................

Sunday, August 3, 2008

No more Tyson chicken for us

Tyson Chicken, in its infinite wisdom, has decided that Labour Day is no longer Labour Day. Nope, now its workers will be honouring the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr:

Honestly, how much farther can this dhimmi, P.C. bullcrap go?

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Heart At-tax

That's what a Barack Obama Administration would give us if this e-mail I received is in any way accurate:

The following data, taken from the public record, reveals each Presidential Candidate's proposed TAX Plan, if elected. Each taxpayer should become more informed before the November-08 General Election......or be willing to pay the tariff of ignorance, once taxes are enacted.

Proposed changes in taxes after the 2008 General election:


MCCAIN: 0% on home sales up to $500,000 per home (couples). McCain does not propose any change in existing home sales income tax.
OBAMA: 28% on profit from ALL home sales. How does this affect you? If you sell your home and make a profit, you will pay 28% of your gain on taxes. If you are heading toward retirement and would like to down-size your home or move into a retirement community, 28% of the money you make from your home will go to taxes. This proposal will adversely affect the elderly who are counting on the income from their homes as part of their retirement income.


MCCAIN 15% (no change)
OBAMA 39.6% How will this affect you? If you have any money invested in the stock market, IRA, mutual funds, college funds, life insurance, retirement accounts, or anything that pays or reinvests dividends, you will now be paying nearly 40% of the money earned on taxes if Obama becomes president. The experts predict that 'Higher tax rates on dividends and capital gains would crash the stock market, yet do absolutely nothing to cut the deficit.'


MCCAIN (no changes)
Single making 30K - tax $4,500
Single making 50K - tax $12,500
Single making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 60K- tax $9,000
Married making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 125K - tax $31,250
OBAMA (reversion to pre-Bush tax cuts)
Single making 30K - tax $8,400
Single making 50K - tax $14,000
Single making 75K - tax $23,250
Married making 60K - tax $16,800
Married making 75K - tax $21,000
Married making 125K - tax $38,750
(Your taxes could almost double!)


MCCAIN 0% (No change, Bush repealed this tax)
OBAMA Restore the inheritance tax. Many families have lost businesses, farms, ranches, and homes that have been in their families for generations because they could not afford the inheritance tax. Those willing their assets to loved ones will only lose them to these taxes.

1.) New government taxes proposed on homes that are more than 2400 square feet.
2.) New gasoline taxes (as if gas weren't high enough already)
3.) New taxes on natural resources consumption (heating gas, water, electricity)
4.) New taxes on retirement accounts, and last but not least....
5.) New taxes to pay for socialized medicine so we can receive the same level of medical care as other third-world countries!!!

You can verify the above at the following web sites:

Friday, August 1, 2008

Beware the Zionist Death Rats!

No, really! They exist: Yes, that's right, those nefarious, evil-minded Jews have conjured up rats who are terrorizing Palestinians and these rats are SO sophisticated that they even can tell the difference between Arabs and Jews!!!!!

Can you say "lunacy"? I sure can...................

Could Ehud Olmert sell Israel down the river?

As Michael Oren and Yossi Klein Halevi point out in frightening detail, he could do just that in his apparently insatiable desire to remain in power: The scenario they describe shows an Olmert giving up basic Israeli security guarantees and conceding on the so-called "Right to Return" for Palestinians so as to stay in power as long as he possibly can.

I have to ask, would Israelis put up with this? If they do, then they would deserve whatever is coming to them..............

Naive and delusional

One of my listserv's sent this to me. Apparently, a bunch of leftie academics got together in February to evaluate Barack Obama's foreign policy credentials and, shockingly, they found that those credentials were more than adequate:

Obama has no clue when it comes to foreign policy. His continued refusal to admit that the Surge worked is ample evidence of that fact.

Still a "SPAM" Blog

As of this date, Blogger/Google is still classifying my blog as a "SPAM" blog. My complaint has received absolutely no response at all. I'm giving it another couple of days, then I'll give up, which will mean the end of my blog.