Recently Bruce Jenner become Caitlyn Jenner (can anyone in this crazy family top that?), and while this transformation to being a “woman” (despite being male at the cellular level and not having anything cut off), at least has put an end to months of rumors and speculations. First there was the interview with Diane Sawyer (the new Barbara Walters?), then the revelation of his new name and the Vanity Fair cover.
But what is interesting is that in the course of the interview with Sawyer, Jenner said something rather unexpected, and in a very sincere and offhanded manner. I would like to remind everyone reading this of what was said as it has received very little publicity from the left or the right. When Sawyer brought up the topic of Barack Obama, Jenner said that “I was never a big fan, that he (Jenner) is kind of more on the conservative side.”
What? How can someone born male who wants to be a woman, possibly be serious about this? Isn’t the left the tolerant political party and the conservatives (including many, but not all Republicans) the party of intolerance. The prevailing “wisdom” is that the left is tolerant and the right is narrow minded, bigoted, etc., etc. To paraphrase one of my favorite pundits: there are a lot of crazy Republicans out there, but the whole Democrat National Party is crazy.
No, it is long past April first and while this is a joke, it seems that the current administration has once again provided evidence that they are at best delusional. On May twenty seventh it was announced that Marie Harf will, as of June first, be the senior advisor for strategic communications to (American gigolo) Secretary of State John Kerry. There, she will “continue her work leading on the Iran negotiations communications strategy.”
Maybe the idea is to so flummox the Iranians at the next round of negotiations that they will be rendered speechless. The sheer stupidity of this woman, the fact that she is a laughing stock throughout America, and that she is referred to as a Barbie doll or a bimbo should be enough to assign her to a low profile role. Well, her appointment might get the mullahs laughing at the un-seriousness of it, but my bet is that they are will be stunned speechless.
Seriously. Marie Harf. Although not technically a Valley Girl she sure fits the stereotype. This is a woman who actually said in February of this year regarding the State Department’s strategy toward the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (aka Islamic State, or IS), "We cannot kill our way out of this war. We need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs—". Seriously, she said that. So Marie, what is it about killing the enemy that prevents one from winning a war? Those fighting in the service of ISIS (or IS if you prefer), seem to think they have jobs – in fact they do. They are not interested in money or career opportunities. They only want opportunities to pillage, rape, murder, and so forth. That is their job from their perspective.
Well, we all knew that Marxism was all the fashion with this lot – now we not only have Karl Marxism we have the Marx Brothers kind of Marxism at the State Department. The latter form of Marxism is embodied by the clueless Marie Harf. ARRGH! (or Harf if you prefer).
I am reminded of actress Lilly Tomlin’s remark that “no matter how cynical you get around here, it is never enough.” We thought it was bad before, now there is only one question regarding her on the minds of those with more than two brain cells between their ears.
WAR came to Texas in a big way the other day. Garland, Texas, specifically the Curtis Culwell Center (a school district-owned building), was the scene of an unprovoked attack when two armed jihadists stormed the building and shot an unarmed school guard at a free speech event. The two armed jihadists were “taken out” by a couple of Texas police who were armed with handguns (seriously, against bigger weapons). While the facility was under lock down, Tea Party leader and former congressional candidate Katrina Pierson led the attendees who in lockdown in the singing of the God Bless America followed by prayers. The only person injured was the one guard.
A little background is in order perhaps at this point, going back only to January of this year:
• January 7, 2015. The headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, a secular, atheistic, far-left, anti-racist political cartoon magazine located in Paris was attacked by two jihadists shouting Allahu akhbar. Charlie Hebdo is an equal opportunity offender (i.e. it insults everyone). The result of this attack was twelve killed and eleven wounded. Of course only the jihadists were armed.
• Two days later in Paris, a Hyper Cacher (Super Kosher) store was attacked by other Islamic jihadist who killing four people. Again only the jihadists were armed.
• January 17, 2015 A conference “Stand with the Prophet in Honor and Respect” was held at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland. The keynote speaker at the event, an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bomb, Imam Siraj Wahhaj was the keynote speaker. The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), lead by Pamela Geller the founder, organized a protest of this event, drawng at least 1,000 picketers. No one was shot at, but then again the protestors were on the right.
On April tenth Breitbart.com's National Security section reported on the evacuation of 4,640 Indians (2,900 by air), and almost 960 foreign citizens of 41 countries from Yemen which is now in the midst of a fierce war. The Indian evacuation finished that Friday. The Indian Ministry of External Affairs reported in the New Delhi-based Asian News International (ANI), that “the evacuation of Indian nationals from Yemen is finally over and the Indian embassy there will be shut soon.” America did something very different, evacuating their embassy and military personal, closing the embassy, and then telling American citizens not affiliated with the embassy to find their own way to safety.
America had no plans to help Americans, and in fact according to the Breitbart report encouraged Americans who wanted to leave to turn to the Indians and other sources. It seems that the State Department is still not up to the task as twenty Americans were reported on April 24 to have heard nothing from the State Department but had gotten out of Yemen on Wednesday to a nearby African country via a flight on a Russian airline, claims to the contrary by Marie Harf, State Department spokesman, (who inspired the new verb, “harfing”). But like her boss, and his boss, one can generally tell when she is lying (her lips are moving). One Yemeni-American said that he kept receiving emails that said basically, “find your way out.”
I have never been more ashamed of my country. India is still classified by most as a third world country. Where is America? America seems to have offered up all its decency on the altar of delusional unreality in the name of who knows what – political correctness perhaps.
Easter is a day of hope, hope for eternal life, and hope for the future. But there is hope on the political front as well - elections in Europe will be in the news starting very soon and it looks promising for the Euro-skeptic parties and movements which are all, or nearly all conservative to a greater or lesser extent and/or have a counterjihad agenda. Among those ready to transform the face of “the old countries” are the Ukip in Britain, PVV in the Netherlands, Front National in France, PEDIGA in Germany (and soon to be further afield) and Lega Norte in Italy – in all of these places and beyond there is a growing distrust of the European Union, a growing worry about the Islamization of Europe, a greater interest in making countries work and a healthy interest in building a future of freedom and a prosperity. Thanks in large part to the internet around the world the man in the street is better informed than ever before and sees himself as a citizen not a subject ( a very American, very modern idea), and among the things he understands is that the elites have made a mess of things and that it is time for a change.
Now word comes that there is hope for greater freedom in the future even in Latin America where AP (yes, that AP) recently reported from Sao Paulo, Brazil that the latest star in the protest (by 200,000 people, some protest have been larger) against the Brazilian Workers’ Party and President Dilma Rousseff is a 19 year old college dropout named Kim Kataguiri, leader of Brazil’s youthful libertarians and conservatives. Having read free-market economists Milton Friedman and Ludwig Von Mises according to the article, he sees that the answer to many of Brazil’s problems lies in the fact that it Brazil has not taken the advice of these sages. The article was amazing in that it was published at all, the AP is no friend of the right and indeed is pretty far to the left, but other than the almost expected snide remarks about the Koch brothers it was remarkable fair.
Rousseff, who was inaugurated for her second term on January 1, 2011, is tied to a major scandal regarding corruption and Petrobras, a semi-public energy corporation (with ties to George Soros, it received a rather generous loan under Obama). Due to this scandal Rousseff has been the focus of numerous protests and the Petrobras scandal isn’t the only complaint the Brazilians have against her. Kataguira began his political activism when he posted satirical videos on YouTube which mocked her. She narrowly beat her opponent who is more conservative and market friendly. Despite being elected the last time around her approval rating has fallen 13 percent in the last year, a record low, and while Kataguira and others would like to see her impeached this seems unlikely as there is no evidence linking her to the Petrobras scandal. However, the timing is good for conservative/libertarian forces in Brazil as there will be an election for her replacement in 2015.
Really Hillary. You actually expect the American people to believe that you thought it was okay to just have a server in your home and to use it instead of an official State Department email address? Really? Just how stupid do you think we are? All this proves is how stupid you are and how much the MSM (main stream media, sometimes called the lame stream media) is willing to cover for you.
I can find a lot of reliable information on the American unemployment numbers online (I would not trust those of the last five or so years), can find the number of computers and even the number of commercial email addresses in America. In addition the number of computers (even commercial use ones), and the number of email addresses, e.g. email@example.com addresses with multiple users – are not what I seek. What I wanted to know however is the number of American employees required to use their workplace email address for official business. I suspect the percentage (not the number) is between 99 and 100% of all those who are, or have, ever had an email account tied to their employer. If anyone out there has an employer email and is not required to use it for business I’d like to know and will publish this information (with your approval of course).
Millions and millions of people have used employer assigned email addresses and are required to use them for all business emails. It is inconceivable that they would be allowed to do what Hillary Clinton apparently did – use some non-official email address for official business. The email address instantly conveys the name of the business (or government agency as in this case) where it originated. This is extremely important to the receiver of email. Like the XYZ agency or company? Expecting information them? Well here it is. Don’t like them or don’t want to hear from them. That’s okay too. It helps the receiver identify the originator and it helps employers who can identify who sent what. Control is the operative feature here.
There is a song, well known among Jews, titled: “David, melech yisrael”
Rabbi Yossi Marcus of the Ask Moses website says that it means “David, King of Israel lives and endures!” and he goes on to write mostly about King David. He does however explain that the phrase has come to mean “am Yisrael chai (the nation of Israel lives!).” Indeed it does live. I do not mean to imply that Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyhu is equal to King David, that his rule will endure like that of King David, or that he will rule in the future, but that Israel (and hopefully America) will live. And we will endure. We will not go down, despite the evil that comes from today’s White House and from Iran (the former Persia), the setting for the story of Purim.
Purim begins this year on at sundown March 4th (Wednesday night). There is a link between Purim and the destruction of evil. For example on March 1, 1953 (Purim) Joseph Stalin was suddenly paralyzed and died four days later, thus averting a nation-wide pogram in the Soviet Union. The Gulf War in 1991 ended on the first day of the Feast of Purim. I still remember well that in the weeks leading up to the war’s end the repeated joke was that the war would end on Purim. Why? (Not only because ending that war would be a time for of rejoicing for Jews) but because it would end evil, just as it had ended evil in the days of Queen Esther. Netanyahu will have the story of Purim in mind on Tuesday night when he speaks before the joint houses of Congress.
No one and nothing will stop us, and Netanyahu, although born in Israel spent several years in the USA and is a graduate of Cheltenham High School near Philadelphia. This is a man who knows America. The Israeli and the American people and their nations are forces for good, as is the leader of Israel. Not perfect, but good, and aiming to be better. A Gallup poll recently found that Netanayhu’s favorable rating in the past three years has risen 10 points. The same poll found that in the last 15 years Americans of all ages have grown more partial to Israel in the Arab-Israel conflict but those 50 and over particularly so with support in that age group growing from 50% to 70%.
Secession is a deeply American principle. This country was born through secession. Some felt it was treasonous to secede from England, but those "traitors" became our country's greatest patriots. (Cong.Ron Paul, now retired) -Politico
Those who read this blog will know that I have reported on the Secession movement more than once. Now it seems that other places and another prominent individual have been in the news regarding this issue, specifically I have in mind Hawaii and New York, plus Ron Paul. Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski reported on February nineteenth of this year that Paul says Secession is Happening.
Hawaii (it seems to have joined the union under shady circumstances), had its Queen overthrown in 1893, five years prior to the beginning of annexation into the United States. Hawaii has numerous contemporary sovereignty organizations and among their unique features is a tendency toward inherited rights based on descent from the royal Hawaiian family and/or native blood. The really good news for everyone who believes in America and its Constitution is that if Hawaii left the union Congress would no longer be as far left as it is. Strangely enough the Hawaiian separatist movements are not that far from the Tea Party. While most Tea Partiers do not seem to know it, the fact is that the original Boston Tea Party was not about reducing taxes but that there was any tax at all. The founders of the United States believed that Britain had zero right to tax them – just as the independence parties in Hawaii believe.
Reports now include news that King Abdullah of Jordan has quoted Clint Eastwood, and that he has even suited up to pilot a plane to help take down ISIS. The Eastwood film he quoted was “Unforgiven” and he promised that he would go after ISIS.
According to Rep. Duncan Hunter, last Tuesday Abdullah met with the U.S. House Armed Services Committee where he quoted Eastwood. The King said “The only problem we’re going to have is running out of fuel and bullets.” But I think we should tell him not to worry – the USA, has more oil reserves than Saudi Arabia and is now exporting it. Plus there are plenty of bullets – in fact today I got an email with several photographs from Texas – one said “sorry there will be no warning shots – we are conserving bullets.” Anyway, somehow I don’t think the Jordanians do warning shots – hence, more bullets are directed at the bad guys.
We should remember that by Abdullah quoting Eastwood he was making it clear that he is willing to go after (hence interested in defeating) ISIS. So what is wrong with the so called “leaders” in Washington, DC? The problem may lie in two major factors:
• President Obama has sworn that he would stand with the Muslims (not America which he has sworn to defend), and most Democrats stand with Obama. Both sides are Muslim in this case, but their very name and certainly their ideology proclaims that ISIS is more Islamic (i.e. ‘holier than thou’). Furthermore Obama has no use for kings (duh, some countries/cultures have them - it is a fact of life and sometimes a necessity). Plus Obama has a habit of supporting tyrannies, or the worse of two tyranny who may oppose each other and he hates military action.
• Nearly all Democrats, and most certainly the current president, believe that talk equals action. Hence if they say something it is real, they think this is so because they believe it (good does that mean if I believe hard enough then there really and truly are unicorns?). Action is unimportant or irrelevant to them.
While I cannot say I know Jordan, I have lived in the Middle East and people in the Middle East (unlike Western elites) believe that actions speak louder than words. There is an understanding there that words without action are meaningless. This is based on reality – a reality of the Middle East.
What prompted Jordan’s King Abdullah to quote Eastwood’s film? Simple. ISIS’ brutal slaying of a Jordanian pilot. Abdullah was angry – good, we need some angry Arabs mowing down stupid angry Arabs who lash out at those who don’t agree with them. While I am no fan of Jordan, or of King Abdullah, he seems to be loyal to his country and a real man who is willing to take action. If only the USA were so lucky.
No one should forget that Abdullah’s father, King Hussein, was the leader of Jordan during the Jordanian Civil War between September 1970 and July 1971. In this war he defeated tens of thousands of the so-called Palestinians. While Abdullah was just a child (born in 1962) he must be fully aware of his father’s success in this action. Although his British born mother was a convert to Islam, Abdullah is all Arab (with a ‘Palestinian’ wife no less). After all the family still styles themselves the Hashemite (in today’s Saudi Arabia) Kingdom of Jordan. SO he understands war very well, and knows that his poor country (the only part of the Middle East without oil) can ill afford the presence of ISIS.
In a different context as the late, great Andrew Breitbart said this is “WAR#” Now if only the elites, who are very often effete elites, of the USA just understood.
Among the many reasons real Conservatives do not want Jeb Bush in the White House are these three: Common Core, immigration, and the Nazi factor. There are many other reasons but this is an alphabetical list of just three of the biggest issues that Conservatives object to most strongly.
Common Core is being opposed in numerous states. Everyone likes making money, nothing wrong with that, but Jeb Bush not only stands to make rather a lot of money from his involvement with this program, but he more than most ought to know that it is bad for America, bad for American children and is in violation of the Constitution. Either he knows and doesn’t care, or he really doesn’t know what millions of Americans now know – in either case he is not qualified to be President. We have had six years of a so-called leader who multiple times has expected us to believe that he didn’t know anything about (whatever) until he read about it in the papers. We don’t need another incompetent in power. Jeb Bush is not a Conservative, any more than his father was a Conservative, or his brother was a Conservative – they are all RINOs.
Common Core is in direct violation of the American Constitution, however I never see anything written or said about this (possibly because most people are products of the American public education system and don’t know any better). The last time I checked the Constitution was still the law of the land and the foundation of many other laws. That Common Core is applauded by the teacher’s unions ought, in itself, make Americans wary. The teacher’s unions were the first unions to get their own cabinet seat – thanks to our second worst President ever, Jimmy Carter, who created the Education Department as a reward to these unions for getting him elected in 1976. According to the 10th Amendment to the Constitution education is the responsibility of the individual and the states and NOT the federal government.
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