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 Yiddish With Dick and Jane0 comments
picture19 Feb 2005 @ 02:14
“Jane works in real estate." Today is Sunday.Jane has an Open House. She must schlep the Open House signs to the car."

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 Misplaced Thoughts0 comments
category picture19 Feb 2005 @ 01:14
The average person 'eats up' about a year of his/her life looking for things he/she's misplaced, according to the factoid quote inside the cap of the Snapple I drank awhile ago.

I say "about a year" because I'm paraphrasing the quote: I can't find where I left the Snapple cap.

 Jew-Hatred Evolves1 comment
category picture16 Feb 2005 @ 01:52
Policy analyst Daniel Pipes discusses the shift in anti-semitism,i.e., Jew-hatred, from a right-wing, religious, Christian base to a left-wing, secular, Muslim one.  More >

 Remembering the Liberation of Auschwitz0 comments
picture26 Jan 2005 @ 19:26
"This article is posted by participants of the January 27, 2005, BlogBurst (see list at end of article), to remember the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Poland, sixty years ago, on January 27, 1945.

On January 20th, we marked the anniversary of the 1942 Wannsee Conference. In the course of that Conference, the Nazi German hierarchy formalized the plan to annihilate the Jewish people. Understanding the horrors of Auschwitz requires that one be aware of the premeditated mass-murder that was presented at Wannsee.

There were other Nazi German death camps; Treblinka, Sobibor, Belzec, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. There were other ways in which Jews--about 6 million in total-- (and other 'undesirables' like the Poles, three million of them) were murdered. But the name "Auschwitz"--which actually constituted a complex of 3 neighboring camps, Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II or Birkenau and Auschwitz III--has come to symbolize for many the evil of the Nazi German bureaucracy of death and its "final solution" to the 'Jewish Problem'--the extermination of the Jewish people.

Highlighting these events now has become particularly important, even as the press reports that 45% of Britons have never heard of Auschwitz' (Jerusalem Post, December 2, 2004)  More >

 Appeasement...Uhh, I Mean Peace Now11 comments
category picture23 Jan 2005 @ 21:08
David Horowitz writes:
"A little noted fact about virtually all liberal criticisms of the Bush policy in Iraq is that they have a common theme. That theme is appeasement. Appeasement in the first instance of the outlaw regime of Saddam Hussein, and in the second of the jihad that terrorist armies in the Middle East are waging against us."  More >

 "Kill The Jews, Kill Them All"--The Wannsee Conference3 comments
picture20 Jan 2005 @ 21:36
Today marks the anniversary of the 1942 Wannsee Conference. In the course of that conference, the Nazi hierarchy formalized the "Final Solution."  More >

 More on Arafat Lite4 comments
picture16 Jan 2005 @ 19:38
Yoram Ettinger writes:
" The stronger the flow of Israeli and Western greetings to the office of Abu Mazen, the weaker is the prospect for the rise of a moderate Palestinian leadership, and the slimmer is the chance for peace."  More >

 Abu Mazen--Arafat Lite0 comments
category picture2 Jan 2005 @ 21:08
Arafatism, a version of the Islamist-Arab fanaticism now terrorizing the world (including peaceful Arabs) remains alive and well. Mahmoud Abbas shaves and wears an expensive suit. That doesn't make the holacaust denying, life-long Arafat flunky any more of a figure of true peace than the rat whose mantle he is seeking to inherit. When the cannibal uses knife and fork, does that make him more civilized?

Arutz 7 News Provides the followoing news item:
"PA leader Abbas continues to take anti-peace stances, citing his "debt" to terrorists, backtracking from previous promises to halt violence, and promising to protect armed terrorists from Israel."

"Also known as Abu Mazen, the acting PLO Fatah head is the leading candidate in Palestinian Authority election next Sunday to choose a successor to Yasser Arafat. Though some Israelis anticipate that his election will signal the dawning of a new era in the Middle East, he dashed these hopes by saying yesterday that he does not intend to disarm terrorists. He later told reporters that he intends to "protect" them from Israel."  More >

 Why No Peace in The Middle East?0 comments
category picture29 Dec 2004 @ 04:23
Israeli Arab Sarah El Shazly writes: "Ever since I was a child, I've heard a range of accounts of what happened to the Palestinians and Palestine. Everyone knows the Jewish version and the Arab version. But there is a third side, that of those who lived there and still do -- the Israeli Arabs."

See What Really Happened in 1948?  More >

 November 29, 2004: Anniversary of the UN vote on Resolution 1810 comments
picture28 Nov 2004 @ 22:23
November 29, 1947 - November 29, 2004

This BlogBurst piece is cross-posted by participating websites, to commemorate a milestone in Israel's history. The list of the participating sites is appended at the end of this post.

Today is the anniversary of the UN vote on resolution 181, which approved the partition of the western part Palestine into a predominately Jewish state and a predominately Arab state. (It is vital to recall that the UN partition plan referred to western Palestine, to underscore that in 1921 the eastern part was ripped off the Jewish National Home by the British Government and handed over to the then Emir Abdullah.)

The partition plan was approved by 33 to 13, with 10 abstentions.  More >

 Jimmy Carter -- Terrorist Brown-Noser0 comments
picture16 Nov 2004 @ 04:00
Jimmy Carter provided a truly sickening demonstration of his delusional worldview in his New York Times memorial to Arafat.

According to Carter, Arafat was a great leader of his people while Israelis are primarily responsible for the lack of peace in the Middle East.

While the fork-tongued Arafat was an accomplished bullshit artist of the highest degree, at least he probably recognized his own bullshit and lies some of the time.

Carter seems to me in a different category: Someone who-- as my dear mother, may she rest in peace, used to say--couldn't say shit if he had a mouthful of it.

Because he thinks it's caviar.

IsraPundit provides Mendacity Alert II  More >

 The Lying, Murdering Godfather of Modern Terrorism is Dead1 comment
picture11 Nov 2004 @ 16:55
Honest Reporting provides this biography: Yasir Arafat,1929-2004

CAMERA provides a timeline of his career in terrorism Yasir Arafat and Terrorism

While Rachel Neuwirth has these thoughts On Arafat's Passing

Read a review by Bret Stephens and links to two recent biographies of Arafat here Arafat: Scourge of the Middle East

Arafat is dead. Arafatism (the cult of corruption, death and victimhood in Palestinian Arab society) is very much alive. Don't expect 'peace' anytime soon.  More >

 Who Will Become The Next President?10 comments
category picture1 Nov 2004 @ 04:14
God only knows.

Good and moderate people will vote for both Kerry and Bush.

I'm voting for Bush. In spite of mistakes, I believe we will be better off with him at the helm for another four years. I am working against Kerry because I do not trust his ability to lead and see his "always know better" positions as unworkable and dangerous.

Mark Steyn puts some of what I perceive and fear about Kerry into words:
" In another perilous time - 1918 - Lord Haig wrote of Lord Derby: "D is a very weak-minded fellow I am afraid and, like the feather pillow, bears the marks of the last person who has sat on him." It's subtler than that with Kerry: you don't have to sit on him; just the slightest political breeze, and his pillow billows in the appropriate direction. His default position is the conventional wisdom of the Massachusetts Left: on foreign policy, foreigners know best; on trade, the labour unions know best; on government, bureaucrats know best; on defence, graying ponytailed nuclear-freeze reflex anti-militarists know best; on the wine list, he knows best."

See He was complacent, arrogant and humourless. How they loved him  More >

 Morris (Mashe) Kodish (Oct. 21, 1910-Oct. 12, 2004)11 comments
picture12 Oct 2004 @ 22:40
On September 26 I went to Pittsburgh, PA for a week to spend some time with my father who lived by himself in a small condo apartment. He was doing okay. We had a nice visit hanging out together. We ate out (Dad drove wherever we went), he did some cooking, we drank some wine, talked politics (he didn't like Bush and was voting for Kerry)and other things, watched T.V., etc. Dad drove me to the airport in the afternoon and I got back to my home in Pasadena, CA. late on Sun. Oct. 3.

Dad had been having some pain in his back and side the last couple of days and feeling weak. Didn't sleep well, Fri. night. Bad news given that he had a large thoracic aneurysm that had, according to a recent CT scan, gotten bigger.(I had spent about 3 months in Pittsburgh earlier this year helping him recover from an earlier bout with this--which almost killed him.) But he had recovered and was independent again, albeit with "no energy" and "feeling pooped" most of the time.  More >

 Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left5 comments
category picture30 Sep 2004 @ 20:01
As David Horowitz notes:
"Everyone knows there is something strange going on... "
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 "War Is Not The Answer"16 comments
picture13 Sep 2004 @ 00:58
Have you ever seen that bumper sticker?

I get much more inspiration from the Protest Warrior Guys--whose sign says "War Has Never Solved ANYTHING..."  More >

 Africans to Protest MASS MURDER in Sudan at UN Plaza on 9-122 comments
picture11 Sep 2004 @ 18:22
Author: Charles Jacobs


Africans to protest Jihad mass murder in Sudan at UN Plaza. Sept. 12.

Africans from Sudan,both Christian and Muslim, will gather at the UN Plaza at noon on Sunday, Sept. 12 to protest the slavery and slaughter of blacks by the Arab, Islamist regime in Khartoum. The genocide continues in Darfur, Western Sudan, where African Muslims are being murdered, disposed and abducted by Arab militia armed by the National Islamic Front regime.  More >

 Blood, Severed Heads, Scorched Bodies, and the Abduction and Murder of Children1 comment
category picture9 Sep 2004 @ 03:36
Iraqi columnist Aziz Al-Hajj wrote on the progressive Internet site www.elaph.com for September 4, 2004:

"What kind of national cause is this that uses children like gasoline for igniting a total war of destruction in the name of national and religious liberty?… The Islamic-Arab terrorism has turned into the greatest danger in the world, and threatens civilization, security, and life everywhere. It is today the symbol of evil, religious fanaticism, and moral degradation, and it is the essence of political crime in today's world… Islamic terrorism is the outcome of 'moderate' political Islam, as it is generally described. The latest proof of this is Sheikh [Yousef] Al-Qaradhawi's religious legal ruling [ fatwa ] calling for the killing of all Americans in Iraq…  More >

 Democrats For Bush By Thomas Sowell14 comments
category picture4 Sep 2004 @ 00:39
Well, I'm registered as a "Democrat."
The first major Republican I voted for, for a major office, was Arnold Schwartzenegger for Governor of my fair state. And now it looks as if I'm going to vote for George Bush.

Thomas Sowell puts things well for me.

If you're shaking your head in wonderment and disbelief, I have lots of friends and loved ones who shake their heads too. Ah well.

Democrats for Bush
by Thomas Sowell
Jewish World Review Sept. 3, 2004

"Democratic Senator Zell Miller's electrifying speech at the Republican convention may overshadow the fact that another well-known Democrat — New York's former mayor, Ed Koch — has also crossed party lines to support and campaign for President George W. Bush."

"Never a shrinking violet, Ed Koch says that he disagrees with President Bush on virtually all domestic issues, but that the over-riding issue of our time is the war on terrorism — and that his own Democratic Party doesn't have the "stomach" (Koch's word) for the fight. Mayor Koch understands that if we don't win the war on terrorism, nothing else is going to matter."  More >

 Celebrating Murder1 comment
picture2 Sep 2004 @ 16:40
"Palestinian Hamas supporters celebrate the twin suicide bombing that killed 16 Israeli's in Beersheba, during a Hamas rally in Gaza City, August 31,2004."  More >

 The Long Knives Are Out By Emanuel Winston2 comments
category picture30 Aug 2004 @ 17:45
The following article by Emanuel Winston makes some plausible (to me) conjectures about the trial by insinuation and media speculation now taking place regarding so-called 'Israeli spying' in the U.S. However, I cannot prove everything that Winston suggests.

Nonetheless,I opine that it is not any kind of 'conspiratology' to acknowledge that the U.S. government DOES NOT consist of one completely unified entity. Rather there exist different groups of individuals, some representing long-term institutionalized interests, that may be working at cross purposes from other groups within the same government. For example, individuals and groups within The U.S. State Department have a long, well-documented history of less than amicable relations with the state of Israel.:

The Long Knives Are Out
by Emanuel Winston

"The accusation of a spy giving information on Iran’s purported nuclear capability to Israel is starting to boil. Today’s questions are: How many knives have been drawn? And how many backs are to be stabbed?"

"We are told that the investigation of a staff member in the Pentagon has been ongoing for a year. Why would the FBI under Director Mueller choose three days before the Republican Convention for re-electing President George Bush to leak this story to CBS TV News?"

"Was Bush the target of a set-up scandal just before he appears at the Convention?

"Clearly, there are political knives aimed at numerous intended victims."  More >

 Kerry's Anti-War Record15 comments
picture27 Aug 2004 @ 18:02
Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe columnist writes about "the central hypocrisy of the Kerry candidacy":

"He came to prominence as a radical opponent of the war in Vietnam, yet now he runs for president on the strength of his service in that war. He portrayed the men who fought there as unspeakable savages, yet now he surrounds himself with Vietnam vets at every turn. He lent respectability to those who demanded that America cut and run, that it abandon a beleaguered ally, that it drop 'the mystical war against communism'. Yet now he insists that he would be a tough and vigilant commander-in-chief, one who would never disrespect allies, one in whose hands the security of the United States would be safe."

"Even after 33 years, Kerry's 1971 testimony, and his refusal to either repudiate or corroborate it, remains unsettling -- and relevant. For the Swift Boat vets, this fight may be personal. But all of us have a stake in its outcome."

Read the full article here,It's Kerry's Anti-War Record They Resent  More >

 Why John Kerry Will Lose the Election--A Prediction3 comments
picture22 Aug 2004 @ 05:39
John Kerry is building the case for his 'strength' of leadership on his career (a short one) on a Navy Swift Boat in Vietnam.

A big mistake.  More >

 Czeslaw Milosz, dead at 931 comment
category picture19 Aug 2004 @ 21:03
Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004), Polish poet and essayist, author of The Captive Mind died on Aug. 14.

Remember him for a blessing.

Milosz Obituary  More >

 The Logic of Jihad0 comments
category picture18 Aug 2004 @ 03:40
Do Muslim jihadists hate us, as many leftists suggest, because of our imperialist sins, or as some rightests do, because of our superior way of life and political culture for which they envy us?  More >

 HBO's Documentary "Death In Gaza"--A Review14 comments
category picture13 Aug 2004 @ 15:44
Dear HBO,
For what it's worth, here are my thoughts having just finished watching your documentary "Death in Gaza."

To me, the propaganda element of the film depends on its not showing the Israeli side, Israeli lives, fears and sufferings, the historical context, etc.

But the incitement in the Palestinian Arab school, the Palestinian Arab culture of martyrdom, the Palestinian Arab contempt for Jews, etc. come through clearly enough despite that.

Two Palestinian Arab boys are shown preparing crude grenades packing them with explosives. One boy serves as look out and helper for the militants. (Using children like this is considered a war crime under international law.) There are rallys calling for shahids and glorifying death. By the way, when you showed Gazan Muslims at prayer, why didn't you include at least part of the sermon, where usually these days the mullah will likely be calling for death to all the Jewish dogs and pigs? Well, I guess that would somewhat reduce the dignity of the protagonists, wouldn't it?  More >

 Race Against Lies0 comments
category picture12 Aug 2004 @ 11:19
If you are devoted to your ignorance or even false knowledge about the Arab-Israeli Conflict, don't read Phyllis Chesler's articleRace Against Lies

 'Justice' in Arafat's Dictatorship0 comments
category picture2 Aug 2004 @ 10:29
Gunmen entered a hospital in the Gaza Strip and shot dead Palestinian men they suspected of collaborating with the Israelis.

 "The Bloody Borders of Islam"5 comments
category picture25 Jul 2004 @ 12:55
Political scientist Samuel Huntington has made some interesting comments on the current state of international politics in which he trys to explain the disproportionate world-wide involvement of Muslims in violence and terrorism, what he calls the "bloody borders of Islam."  More >

 The EU Abdicates its Role as Peace Maker By Yisrael Ne’eman0 comments
category picture22 Jul 2004 @ 11:49
European Governments eager to 'brown nose' the Arab-Islamic Anti-Israel Lobby have shot themselves in the foot as the following article from the folks at Middle East on Target indicates:

The EU Abdicates its Role as Peace Maker By Yisrael Ne’eman

"Israel got clobbered at the UN this week, as the General Assembly endorsed the non-binding International Court of Justice ruling demanding Israel rip down the security fence by a vote of 150 in favor, 6 against and 10 abstentions. No matter what Israel did the vote was a lost cause, but the idea was to make it look much better than the numbers indicated. The hope was, that the 25 members of the European Union would abstain, and supposedly they almost did. Half and hour before the vote, France is said to have forced the issue after it was decided to abstain. The French ambassador is reported to have been as vehement as the Palestinian observer, Nasser al-Kidwa, in demanding Israel’s condemnation. In the end Paris won.

"The question is whether the Europeans did not lose, and with it their attempts at mediating a Palestinian-Israeli deal.  More >

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