Sunday, November 30, 2008

Pakistan Maintains a Position of "Plausible Deniability"

The question for the Indian government is to what extent it should hold the government of Pakistan responsible for the unprecedented invasion and assault on its territory, citizens and tourists. The gunmen in question all came from Pakistan and were trained in Pakistan, however the government of Pakistan denies any responsibility and maintains a position of "plausible deniablity". It maintains that it should not be held responsible for the unauthorized actions of its citizens who invaded and murdered from its territory (and not for the first time), in the same way that Lebanon denies responsibility of the actions of Hezbollah who infiltrate Israel from Lebanese territory. Pakistan maintains that India and Pakistan face the same enemy in militant Islam which committed this atrocity to "embarrass the government of Pakistan."

This argument allows Pakistan the best of both worlds: Their radicals can use Pakistan territory as a base of operation against India and others with little fear, while the government of Pakistan can maintain respectability, claiming ignorance and washing their hand of any actions emanating from their territory against India. Should India dare to respond, Pakistan threatens to remove all troops in the fight against militants boarding Afghanistan, and put them on the boarder facing India instead, thus damaging allied efforts against the Islamists in the tribal regions. That is an insufferable and untenable position that cannot be allowed to continue. India should not be made to pay the price for the allies' kid-glove approach toward Pakistan.

India now must decide how to respond. No response at all will only embolden the enemy and send the message to Pakistan that it's business as usual. A non-response will eliminate any shred of deterrence and any possibility that Pakistan will take real action against its own radicals. Business as usual may be an option for us, but is not an option for India.

On the other hand, an all out war between the two nuclear powers would be a risk that no one can take. India needs to engage a few high-profile selective Islamist (non-Pakistani government) targets that will satisfy public demands in India for action, reestablish a credible deterrence and send the message that such evil deeds do not go unanswered... without triggering an all out war. If Pakistan is sincere, it will absorb the blow and refrain from responding. It's a fine line to walk with many variables and unpredictable outcomes. Interesting times lay ahead for South Asia.

Joe Gelman

Indian Nanny to Be Welcomed in Israel as Hero

When the shooting started she ran to grab two year old Moshe Holtzberg and escape. Moshe's parents were gunned down in cold blood but their son has survived thanks to this courageous Indian Nanny who's first instinct was not to save her own skin, but to save the child. She will receive a hero's welcome in Israel.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Rabbi and Wife, American Father and Daughter, British Yachting Tycoon Among Many Murdered In Mubai Terror Attack

Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzberg and his wife Rivka Holtzberg headed up the Chabad Jewish center in Mumbai. The gunmen walked in and murdered them in front of their child who survived, rescued by an Indian employee.
Americans Alan Scherr and his 13 year old daughter, Naomi Scherr, were murdered while eating dinner at the Taj Hotel. A gunman simply walked in and shot them in cold blood in the name of "Islam" for no reason other than their mere existence which was offensive to them.
British yachting tycoon Andreas Liveras was gunned down in his hotel room in Mumbai just minutes after the 73-year-old spoke to the BBC via telephone to give eye-wittiness account of the terrorist attack.

The death toll from Wednesday's attacks in nine locations was 160 -- including three Germans, two Americans, an Italian, a Briton, an Australian and one Chinese among the at least 15 foreigners killed -- with a further 327 injured. Of course, we also equally mourn every single innocent Indian national murdered in this evil rampage.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

In Solidarity With India

Live, ongoing reports from the Indian Broadcasting Network in English
The worlds largest Democracy, rich in culture and traditions is targeted by Muslim radicals rampaging through the streets, and in hotels, murdering the innocent as they go. The gunmen specifically sought out Americans, Britons and Jews, and killed many Indians in the name of "Islam". We stand in solidarity with our Indian brothers and sisters and pray for the success of the Indian Defense Forces in confronting these evil doers who apparently infiltrated from Pakistan by sea.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Obama is Doing a Good Job In This Transition

I am certainly eager to be part of the loyal opposition... but for now Obama hasn't given me much ammunition. I must say that I am happy with Obama's appointments and his centrist approach. No real whack-jobs have been appointed to any high-level positions, his economic team seems measured and reasonable, no hard-core socialists there. I'm no fan of Hillary, but shes not known as a lefty bomb thrower when it comes to international affairs. Bob Gates at Defense seems reasonable. None of the Daily Kos, Huffington Post types, none of the Jew-hating PLO hugging Arabists. So far so good. If he keeps this up (which I doubt) I might even become a fan.

Keep an eye on the second tier: keep an eye out for names like Brezinski, Scocroft, Hagel, Dennis Ross, Martin Indyk... If these guys are hired to do actual work for Obama, it will be take off the gloves time. But for now, it seems petty to criticize from the peanut gallery when the guy seems to be walking a surprisingly sane path.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Syrian President Gives Award to Child Killer

Newsweek Magazine: "The details of Kuntar's attack were so sickening they give pause even to some of Israel's enemies"... but not to Syrian President Assad apparently:
Kuntar is considered the perpetrator of one of the most brutal terrorist attacks in Middle East history: On April 22, 1979, at the age of 16, Samir Kuntar led a group of four PLF terrorists who entered Israel from Lebanon by boat.[3] The group members included Abdel Majeed Asslan (born in 1955), Mhanna Salim Al-Muayed (born in 1960) and Ahmed AlAbras (born in 1949). They all belonged to the PLF under the leadership of Abu Abbas. The group departed from the seashore of Tyre in Southern Lebanon using a 55 horse-powered motorized rubber boat with an 88 km/h speed. The goal of the operation was to attack Nahariya, 10 kilometers away from the Lebanese border. They named it "Operation Nasser".

Around midnight they arrived at the coastal town of Nahariya. The four killed a policeman, Eliyahu Shahar, who came across them. The group then entered a building on Jabotinsky Street where they formed two groups. One group broke into the apartment of the Haran family before police reinforcements had arrived. They took 31 year-old Danny Haran hostage along with his four year-old daughter, Einat. The mother, Smadar Haran, was able to hide in a crawl space above the bedroom with her two year-old daughter Yael, and a neighbor.

Witnesses said that Kuntar's group took Danny and Einat down to the beach, where a shootout with Israeli policemen and soldiers erupted. According to the witnesses, when Kuntar's group found that the rubber boat they'd arrived in was disabled by gunfire, Kuntar shot Danny at close range in the back, in front of his daughter, and drowned him in the sea to ensure he was dead. Next, eyewitnesses said he smashed the head of 4 year-old Einat on beach rocks and crushed her skull with the butt of his rifle, Smadar Haran accidentally suffocated Yael to death while attempting to quiet her whimpering, which would have revealed their hiding place,[16][17] from where she saw Danny and Einat being led away at gunpoint by Kuntar. A policeman and two of Kuntar's comrades were killed in the shootout on the beach; Kuntar and the fourth member of the group, Ahmed Assad Abras, were captured.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Gay Activists Fear Protesting Mosques and Black Churches

Cowardly Gay activists are threatening, "protesting", terrorizing and boycotting every soft target imaginable following the passage of California's proposition 8 banning gay marriage: Mormon churches, little old ladies, restaurant owners in safe neighborhoods... etc. They do this because they know if they went to Mosques and Black Churches, they would get the living S*#! kick out of them so they stick to safe targets. Of course, the most vocal hostility towards Gay marriage specifically and Gays in general comes from Muslim and African American communities but the cowards would never in a million years confront those communities.

Link: Andrew Breitbart on Prop 8 Blacklist

I really don't have a Strong opinion about Gay marriage one way or the other. It's one of those issues that are way, way down on my radar screen. Yet leftist political coercion is high on my radar screen, and this stinks anti-Democratic political coercion in the extreme. A quick reminder to some of these radical gay activists. Both Barack Obama and Joe Biden both publicly oppose Gay marriage. How about demonstrating against them?
h/t: Gateway Pundit

Neocon Women in Mink

ABC News are displaying conservative woman in fur.

So to be fair and balanced, I thought I would put up a few liberal women as well:

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Former IDF Chief Yaalon: "We Must Consider Killing Ahmadinejad."

Well, apparently, Yaalon, whom I have met on a number of occasions did not graduate from the Joe Gelman school of diplomacy and etiquette. Apparently, Yaalon thinks that it's OK to mouth off everything that pops into his head:

"We have to consider killing him [Ahmedinejad]. All options must be considered."
Unfortunately, too many Israelis have come to confuse big talk with action (like Nasser before the 67 war), as if blathering off comments like that will have any meaningful affect on the ground... other than to make Israel look bad and alert Ahmadinejad's security. Yaalon, who is up for a possible appointment as Israel's Defense Minister if Likud wins the coming election, should know better. I don't know many people who will mourn the death of Ahmedinejad, I certainly won't, but if you're going to do something, do it. Trash talk is cheep and counter productive in the extreme.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Obama: Public Schools For Thee, But Not For Me

The hypocrisy of liberalism never ends. The Obama's will talk the talk on public schools, but you can bet your last penny that they will never walk the walk. They are huge champions of failing public schools, opponents of vouchers and strictly obedient to teachers unions. Yet they would never, and I mean NEVER in a million years send their own kids to the same public school system that they help perpetuate as a matter of political expediency. For the sake of their children, I can't blame them; For the sake of millions of other kids trapped in horrible public "schools" I can only hope they recognize their painful hypocrisy.

The Obama kids will be attending the most uppity private school in Washington DC. What a surprise.

Liberals SHOCKED as Turkey's Slaughtered During Palin Interview

Liberals were stunned to learn where their Thanksgiving turkey comes from yesterday as Palin gave an interview with a little real-world behind her. They thought their turkey came from the supermarket for Gods sake!!! Of course Palin, who has actually lived in the real world outside the credit bubble, the BMW and the McMansion and the fancy metro-sexual lifestyle, isn't fazed in the slightest.

UPDATE: The New York Times are stunned that turkeys are being "EXECUTED". This would be one of the funniest things I've ever read if the NYT wasn't actually serious. What a bunch of weenies.

Little Green Footballs Readers Get Write-in Vote in Minnesota

The recount folks in Minnesota aren't sure what the intention of this voter was. Are they blind or something? Clearly, the voter intended to vote for Little Green Footballs readers. Al Franken is contesting:
I apologize in advance to the few readers who will not get [understand] this post.

U.S. Intelligence: Catastrophe Looms

US national intelligence predicts environmental catastrophe, threat of nuclear war and the decline of America as the dominant global power by 2025; and that doesn't even include economic meltdown. I have never seen such doom and gloom in my lifetime. Of immediate concern was the lack of action against Iran's nuclear program which will cause a chain reaction, causing many countries to seek nuclear weapons to counter Iran:

The analysts draw attention to an already escalating nuclear arms race in the Middle East and anticipate that a growing number of rogue states will be prepared to share their destructive technology with terror groups.

"Over the next 15-20 years reactions to the decisions Iran makes about its nuclear program could cause a number of regional states to intensify these efforts and consider actively pursuing nuclear weapons," the report Global Trends 2025 said. "This will add a new and more dangerous dimension to what is likely to be increasing competition for influence within the region," it said.

The spread of nuclear capabilities will raise questions about the ability of weak states to safeguard them, it added. "If the number of nuclear-capable states increases, so will the number of countries potentially willing to provide nuclear assistance to other countries or to terrorists."

Thursday, November 20, 2008

When Hitler Faced Ruin in the Housing Market

Adolph explains the US economic collapse:

Israeli President Peres Knighted By Queen Elizabeth II

What a contrast, as one Nobel Peace Laureate receives an award from Queen Elizabeth II, another Nobel Peace Laureate recieves an award from one of the worlds leading terrorist organizations, Hamas.

Nobel "Peace" Prize Laureate Mairead Maguire Loves Murderers and Terrorists

This is 1976 Nobel "peace" laureate, Mairead Maguire, receiving an honor recently from Hamas Chief Ismail Haniya in Gaza. Notice how the plate has a map of Israel covered entirely in a Palestinian flag. Of course, Hamas is officially designated a terrorist organization by both Europe and the United States, and has been responsible for more suicide bombings of innocent civilians than any organization on earth with the possible exception of Al Qaeda in Iraq. They do not recognize Israel's right to exist and spend much of their time lobbing rockets into Israeli cities. This is how a Nobel "Peace" laureate spends her time. All of us want peace, but those with a tendency to naively turn "peace" into a religion can quickly find themselves on the side the worst murderers and killers imaginable. Remember Charles Lindberg and Joseph Kennedy's enthusiasm for "peace" with Nazi Germany?

IAEA: Iran Now Has Enough Material for Nuclear Bomb - Israeli Air Force "Ready to Strike"

As I have mentioned repeatedly, if Obama is elected, he cannot be trusted to confront the Iranian nuclear threat. The most optimal time for a strike on Iran's nuclear facility is between November 4th and January 20th, the day Obama takes over. We are now in that time-frame. If something does happen, it will happen suddenly and without warning. After that, all hell may break loose.

There are two developments today that indicate that something big is about to happen:

  • The UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced today that Iran has now produced some 630 kilograms of low-enriched uranium suitable for nuclear fuel. That milestone is enough to produce a single nuclear weapon, about the size of the bomb dropped by the US on Nagasaki.
  • The Commander of Israel's Air Force publicly stated today that the IAF is fully prepared, right now, to eliminate the Iranian nuclear program... and that the decision at this point is strictly political, not technical or logistic.
Of course, Obama will be only too happy if this matter is dealt with before he enters office. One more major headache taken off the table, even though the aftermath will certainly be complicated. As far is President Bush is concerned, he certainly doesn't want to go down as the President who stood by and did nothing as the radical regime in Iran became a nuclear power. His long-term legacy is more important to him than today's approval ratings. All of these elements combine to raise the likelihood of action to 'high.' Of course, complacency is also a possibility and in many ways the easy way out. But is it a probability? I lean towards predicting action sometime before January 20th... although I have been wrong on predictions before and could be wrong this time as well.

Al Franken Challenging This Ballot:

Take a hard look at this ballot marking. Who do you think this person voted for? Al Franken says he wants "every vote counted", yet for some strange reason he wants this ballot thrown out... because it's really not clear to him who this person voted for. Is Al Franken sincere about counting EVERY vote, or just Al Franken votes? You make the call:

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

GM, Ford and Chrysler Seeking Lifestyle Support From The Taxpayer

This is just too rich not to comment on. GM, Chrysler and Ford executives all flew to Washington in their separate private luxury jets yesterday to plead for a taxpayer bailout of their inefficient, mismanaged, dinosaur companies. They couldn't even bring themselves to plane-pool. While the big three pay their fat union workers more than double what foreign manufacturers pay, with a straight face, they warn of a "catastrophe" if the taxpayer doesn't pony up $25 BILLION immediately to maintain their lifestyles. How about selling your fleet of private jets first? of course, the UAW and indeed the state of Michigan went for the democrats as usual, then they come groveling for Republican support for a bailout. Their friend Barney Frank openly states that failing to bail out the Auto industry with taxpayer money would be the same as busting the union. WOW!

The Obama accountability clock is ticking

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Zogby Scientific Poll: Obama Voters As Dumb As Doorknobs

Last night on ABC's Boston Legal, Hollywood again described McCain-Palin voters as idiots. But actual science tells a different story: The latest scientific Zogby poll shows that Obama voters were literally the dumbest collection of voters ever to participate in a US election. So dumb in fact that Just 2% of voters who supported Barack Obama on Election Day obtained perfect or near-perfect scores on a post election test which gauged basic knowledge of statements associated with the presidential tickets during the campaign.

The Obama campaign successfully appealed to the lowest common denominator on the intelligence scale, depending heavily on slogans like "change" and "yes we can", and the development of an unprecedented (for the United States) cult of personality.

below is a video of exit-poll interviews with Obama supporters. While the interviews shown in the video are not a scientific representation of Obama supporters, Zogby's poll is:

Data from

512 Obama Voters 11/13/08-11/15/08 MOE +/- 4.4 points

97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates

Results to 12 simple Multiple Choice Questions

57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)

81.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)

82.6% could NOT correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)

88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)

56.1% could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).

And yet.....

Only 13.7% failed to identify Sarah Palin as the person on which their party spent $150,000 in clothes

Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter

And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her "house," even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!

Only 2.4% got at least 11 correct.

Only .5% got all of them correct. (And we "gave" one answer that was technically not Palin, but actually Tina Fey)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

GE, Owners of MSNBC to get $139 Billion in Debt Guarantees From Democrat Congress/US Taxpayers

GE placed their bets on the Democrats and won. Now for the payback in the form of $139 billion in debt guarantees from the US taxpayer, courtesy of the Democrat controlled Congress. Whenever you wonder why MSNBC were/are completely in the tank for Obama, now you know. FOLLOW THE MONEY.

I want the record to show that should the Democrat Congress agree to guarantee $139 billion dollars of my current and future debt, I too, like Jim Pinkerton, will be willing to change the name of this blog to NEOLIB EXPRESS.

Israel and Germany Develop Nuclear Missile Warning System

I always find it interesting when Israel and Germany collaborate on some project, given the history. In this case, the two jointly developed a system that will apparently be capable of distinguishing between nuclear-tipped missiles and conventional missiles in a missile barrage that may consist of both in order to confuse. This will theoretically allow a missile defense system to single out and target the nuclear tipped missile while the incoming conventional missiles are treated with less priority.

McCain to Meet With Obama Tomorrow, As Rumors Swirl Around a Possible Secretary of Defense Appointment for McCain

I highly doubt these rumors. They make for high drama but usually turn out to be nothing but crock. On the other hand, why is McCain traveling tomorrow to meet with Obama? What is so urgent and important that couldn't wait until after inauguration? Or at least until after Obama settles on his cabinet? McCain is not the Republican leader in the Senate, that would be Mitch McConnell. If as claimed, Obama wants to discuss a legislative agenda as is the official excuse for the meeting tomorrow, wouldn't it be more appropriate to talk to Mitch McConnell? Hmmmmm.... Anyway, I hope that any deal McCain cuts with Obama, includes shelter for Joe Lieberman who went way out on a limb for McCain, and could lose his chairmanship of the homeland security committee because of it.

Friday, November 14, 2008

I Just Learned Someting New About Obama... and Someting that I Already Suspected

I just learned that Barack Obama and former RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman were in the same class at Harvard Law; they have a longstanding relationship and know each other well. I would be interested to see an interview with Ken Mehlman on his experiences with and impression of the young Obama at Harvard, yet Mehlman has been strangely silent about this "longstanding relationship" according to the WSJ.

The second thing that I learned was that obama has a tendency to state his perceptions as fact. In his book he wrote that "people like Newt Gingrich, Tom Delay, Ralph Reed, and Karl Rove say we are a Christian nation." Karl Rove met with Obama and confronted him on it, denying that he ever said such a thing. Obama first denied it was in his book so Rove pulled out a copy right then and there and showed it to him.... Obama mumbled and quickly moved on...

Fomalhaut: I don't know about you guys, but to me this looks like sombody photographed my cats eye.

The Hubble Space Telescope took the first visible-light snapshot of Fomalhaut b, which orbits a southern star, called Fomalhaut, about 25 light-years away.

NASA said Thursday that the planet is estimated to be less than three times Jupiter's mass, and the star is part of the constellation Piscis Australis, or the "Southern Fish." The finding has been published in the Nov. 14 issue of Science magazine.

Soviet Show Trial: Owner of El Coyote Resturant Publicly Humiliated For Contributing $100 to Proposition 8

This is the most disgusting display I have seen in America in a long time. This elderly woman, who owns a small restaurant in Hollywood is basically put on trail by local gay activists for having contributed $100 to Proposition 8, banning gay marriage in the State of California. As the PC police sit in judgment, she shakes in fear and desperately pleas for forgiveness under terrorist threats of financial ruin.

That this is allowed to go on in a free and democratic country is inexcusable. For the sake of protecting individual freedoms and protecting our political process from this type of terrorist-like intimidation, the FBI needs to crack down hard on these thugs in the gay community who think this is "legitimate protest".

Notice how these cowards don't take their threats to South Central LA, where the African American community voted overwhelmingly in favor of proposition 8 and literally made the difference in the passage of the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. We all know that if they would take these kind of tactics to the black community they would get the living S#&%! beaten out of them, so instead they pick on little old religious women:

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Endorsement: Michael Steele For Chairman of the Republican Party

I have worked with Michael Steele when we served together on the Advisory Committee of the Export-Import Bank of the United States a few years ago. I have seen his leadership capabilities first hand. He has the right temperament and core Republican principles of limited government, a strong national defense and an unyielding commitment to freedom (including free markets). He makes a good impression on TV, is persuasive, eloquent and knowledgeable on a wide range of issues from domestic policy to trade and international affairs. He has the experience and knows the nuts and bolts of the party well. I am happy that Michael has agreed to throw his hat in the ring for party Chairman. I am formally extending my support for Michael Steele for Chairman of the Republican National Committee and will work hard to see that he wins. I hope others will seriously consider his candidacy.
Joe Gelman

Phony McCain Consultant "Martin Eisenstadt" Takes Big Media and Blogs for a Ride

Martain Eisentadt doesn't exist, neither does the Harding Institute of which he was a "Sr. Fellow." He never consulted for McCain or anyone else for that matter. He was joke, and many in the media bought in to it. He "leaked" rumors about Sarah Palin which MSNBC were only too eager to jump on. He was behind the widely circulated assertions that Joe the Plumber is related to Charles Keating, and that Paris Hilton's grandparents called the McCain campaign to complain about the use of their granddaughter in a McCain commercial. All widely reporter.

The New York times today did a big splash on this scam, eager to point the finger at other news outlets for their naivete. Of course, the New York Times have made far more serious mistakes than most media outlets or your average blog. And who can forget the famous New York Times image of an Israeli soldier coming to the rescue of an innocent tourist injured by a Palestinian mob. The New York Times' caption read "Israeli Policeman and a Palestinian on the Temple Mount." Of course, they later apologized for the outrageous misrepresentation. I would argue that the Times were not the victims of that scam but were participants. The Times, for example, knows that there are no roads or cars on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, but you clearly see a car and a traffic sign in the image. That alone should have given them pause. It seems that the fantasy of an Israel soldier bashing in the head of a Palestinian fit their agenda and their prejudices far better, regardless of truth.

A Hard Lesson In "Tolorance" for Little Chicago Girl

Kathrin Vogt, My new hero!
This is a fantastic story from the Chicago Tribune about a little girl who decided to conduct an experiment on tolerance for extra credit in her history class. It just reconfirms a well established truth, namely, that those who tend to loudly and frequently proclaim their passion for "tolerance" and "Justice" are usually the least tolerant and least justice-minded people around. You go girl!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

It's Official: Shep Smith is a Ding-a-Ling

You never really know what's going to come out of Shep Smith's mouth. The man is so inconsistent that it's hard to take him seriously. Now Shep passionately defends the media from observations of the obvious, namely that they were so far in the tank for Obama that even Pravda blushed. Some media are even doing mia culpa's like the Washington Post, But Shep is just too... ahhh... how should I put this... lacking in basic critical thinking skills to recognize reality:

The irony here is that Shep works at the only network that played it straight during this entire election. Maybe he's bucking for a position over at MSNBC?

McCarthyism: Scott Eckern, The Director of California Musical Theatre, Career Destroyed by Support of Proposition 8

Remember how liberals complain about how in the 1950's left-wing folks in the movie industry lost their jobs because of their suspected association with Communist organizations deemed a threat to US security?

Well, Scott Eckern, Artistic Director of California Musical Theatre has been forced to resign following his support of California's Proposition 8, banning gay marriage in the state of California. His career is probably destroyed forever because of a private political position.

"My choice to support the Proposition was personal, and does not represent the views and opinions of California Musical Theatre or the many people associated with the organization. I was required by law to identify my employer and occupation at the time of my donation." Eckern's $1,000 contribution to the measure was discovered through public record. Opponents of Proposition 8 are combing through the public records to identify those who supported the measure financially in an effort to intimidate and punish.

Rahm Emanuel: Mandetory Service For All Young Americans

I don't think that conservatives should get hysterical about this. I agree with Emanual that Americans lack a national shared experience that binds the nation. Most American youth wander around aimlessly with no real sense of national purpose, commitment or understanding of what it means to be an American. Most kids, especially many privileged kids that I know, take America for granted and know only benefits without responsibilities. They think that the freedoms they enjoy came for free, and always have been for free. They have no sense of the sacrifices made.

Conservatives need to be vigilant to ensure that any mandatory national service that the Obama administration is clearly contemplating, is not political in nature, does not indoctrinate other than to instill a general patriotism and a sense of collective responsibility for our freedoms. Any program that smells of left-wing indoctrination or an "internal security apparatus," should be resisted. Not only could such programs be abused by the left, but by the right as well when it eventually returns to power. Generally speaking, the idea of national service is not on its face, a bad idea. This country was in many ways a better place when there was a draft (in some ways not). So far they are not talking about a draft, they are talking about a shared national experience for youth in the form of some sort of national service.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Bibi and Obama Web Sites Eerily Similar

Israel is now in the midst of a national election. Of course, the Likud logo has traditionally been blue and white, same colors of the Israeli flag, but the structural design seems exactly the same as the Obama site as well, Only the side bar is on the left because Hebrew is read from right to left. My sources tell me that Karl Rove is consulting for Bibi's campaign. You make the call:

CHUTZPAH! Matt Brooks, The RJC Leader-for-Life Asks me for Money

Matt Brooks, the apparent "leader-for-life" of the Republican Jewish Coalition just sent me an e-mail asking that I send him money. Apparently, Matt Brooks, who pays himself over a half a million dollars a year thinks that the RJC's accomplishments in this last campaign were so impressive that I should send him a check to fatten his bank account. The RJC scammed a bunch of rich Jews into giving him resources to wage what was the worst campaign imaginable in the Jewish Community. The Democrat candidate associated himself with the worst America haters, Jew haters and Israel haters for 22 years and the best result the RJC could achieve for McCain was 22% of the Jewish vote? WOW! And of course, there is no accountability, the dear leader-for-life Brooks will continue to head the RJC and fatten his bank about. I feel sorry for those who, like abused wives, continue to facilitate this type of failure.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Rosanne Barr: 70% of African Americans in California are "bigoted and ignorant"

The great philosopher Rosanne Bar rants on her blog about the 70% of African American voters who voted in favor of proposition 8, banning gay marriage in the State of California. She calls them "bigoted and ignorant". Wow! who's showing intolerance now...? It's either Rosanne's way, or you are bigoted and ignorant. Got it?

Congressman Broun Warns of Obama Dictatorship

"You have to remember that Adolf Hitler was elected in a democratic Germany. I'm not comparing him to Adolf Hitler. What I'm saying is there is the potential."

Congressman Broun fears that President-elect Obama will establish a Gestapo-like security force to impose a Marxist or fascist dictatorship:

"The thing is, he's the one who proposed this national security force... That's exactly what Hitler did in Nazi Germany and it's exactly what the Soviet Union did. When he's proposing to have a national security force that's answering to him, that is as strong as the U.S. military, he's showing me signs of being Marxist."

Obama's comments about a national security force came during a speech in Colorado:

"We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. "We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."
Barack Obama, July 2008
Let's hope that the Congressman is over-reacting, I certainly think that's way over the top.

Kim Jong Ill: "Internal police force? I am not concerned, why should you be?"

"The only police I fear is Team America, World Police."

Excellent Political Video: It's A New Day by

Bottom line, if we conservatives are going to return to power, we are going to have to capture the kind of imagination and youthful energy exhibited here. Yes, it's part of the cult of personality that I find creepy, but the element of cool is undeniably important in a shallow culture that consumes far more People Magazines' than Commentary Magazines'. The conservative message has grown old and stale, as opposed to new and hip as when I first rebelled against liberalism in the 1980's. We need to retool, without abandoning the fundamental principles. We need to understand that there is a whole new generation out there who don't know socialism, socialism is "new" and cutting edge to them so they think "it's a new day":

The 'War Criminal' and the Messiah/Community Organizer Meet at the White House

I remember during the debates while talking to McCain, how Obama twice described President Bush as "your President". McCain failed to call him on it. Now our 'friends' on the left are calling for unity... and 'respect' for the new President. I wonder if they are referring to the same kind of respect that they offered President Bush over the past eight years?

Liberal's suddely Want to Work Together

For eight straight years they lambasted, ridiculed and mocked the President of the United States with the worst sort of hate imaginable. They called him a liar, a baby killer and a war criminal... and called for his impeachment:
Now all of the sudden their guy gets in and it's all about unity and working together as a patriotic duty. That sleaze-bucket Chris Matthews even described his job as a journalist to "try to make this administration a success." A sudden patriotism and collective amnesia has set in with large left-leaning segments of the population. Apparently they hadn't even been listening to their own hate-filled rhetoric for the past eight years. Hmmmm....
H/T:Gateway Pundit

IAEA Discovers Enriched Uranium in Syria

The enriched uranium was discovered by the UN agency at the same site which was bombed by Israeli jets in September 2007. "The agency clearly thinks it has something significant enough in the report to put Syria on the (nuclear safeguards) agenda right after North Korea and Iran," one senior diplomat told Reuters.

So I guess Syrian claims that it was just an "agricultural research center" are now on hold?

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Arrested for Wearing a McCain Palin T-shirt

Just stunning video of a man being arrested for waring a McCaim-Palin t-shirt. I picked this up from ACE, who has the appropriate comment:

And just like that, dissent is no longer the highest form of patriotism, but rather a jailable offense.

Please judge the video for yourself.

Democrat Councilman Arrested for Peeing on Crowd: A real metaphor for what we can expect from the new administration

Planning under way for Obama National holiday

Seven year old Piper Palin knocks it out of the ballpark in extensive radio interview.

Massive Monk Brawl at Jesus' Tomb

As Greek Orthodox and Armenian Christians brawl; Jewish police are sent in to separate the two sides at Jesus' tomb. I have been to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher many times and can offer first hand wittiness to the fact that every inch of the Church is contested and occasionally fought over by the various Christian sects.

A ladder placed on a ledge over the entrance sometime in the 19th century has remained there ever since because of a dispute over who has the authority to take it down. The keys to the church are in the hands of a Muslim family because no branch of Christianity can agree on who should be in control of the keys. Every window, every corner of the roof, every stone of the church is controlled by different Christian sects and each branch struggles for influence and control over this tiny piece of real estate. A tense calm is usually maintained with occasional outbursts as happened today.

Kristallnacht, 70 years ago today:

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
Edmund Burke

Black Neo-Conservative: Of Course Race Mattered in the Election of Obama

"In my heart of hearts, there is a part of me that thrills to the Obamas because of a red-blooded racial loyalty. There. I admit it.... he happens to match us rather well in specific skin tone and darn it, that does feel kind of good...There's going to be a brother in the White House!"
John McWhorther is an African American Neo-conservative commentator and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute . I have always had a lot of respect for McWhorther. I certainly understand that African Americans, ALL African Americans feel a sense of pride and belonging as never before, and that is a good thing. In my view openly admitting the kind of racial pride expressed in his column today in the New York Post is refreshingly honest compared to other commentators who have tried to explain the 98% African American vote for Obama as anything other than a heavily race-based vote.

Hopefully, Obama's election will help the county get over the obsession with race, including the obsession with race that emanates from the African American community; Exhibit A: the Reverend Wright. As much as I respect and understand McWhorther's sentiments given the unique history of Blacks in America, he should be careful not to slide deeper into this trap. He should keep in mind that had any person of a different race other than his own openly expressing the kind of sentiments about their racial identification that he did today on the pages of the New York Post, would be labeled a racist of the worst kind.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Original Architectural plans of Auschwitz death camp found in Berlin

I never cease to be amazed that there are still those out there who, like the leader of Iran, deny the holocaust. But then I see modern day conspiracy nuts who deny the events of 9/11 and I realize that there must be some kind of genetic disorder that renders the afflicted incapable of rational judgment.

Recently, original architectural plans of Auschwitz were uncovered in Berlin. The documents have been authenticated by the head of Germany's federal archives, Hans-Dieter Krekamp who described them as: "authentic proof of the systematically planned genocide of the Jews of Europe." As if further proof was needed.

One of the documents has an 11.66 meter by 11.20 meter room marked "Gaskammer" (gas chamber) that was part of a "delousing facility." Yet I suspect that even the original plans to Auschwitz, signed by Heinrich Himmler himself will not be enough for those afflicted with Holocaust denial disorder.

Friday, November 07, 2008

How Was The Iraq War Won? One Bad Guy At a Time

Insurgent Deaths by Apache 30mm and Hellfire

The Israelis should follow this model in Gaza all night long.

Obama Cult of Personality Continues

Now what would posses a person to spend weeks sculpting a gigantic face of Obama into gravel and sand on a beach in Barcelona Spain? This is simply not normal human behavior. This is not just a normal love. I could understand it if a major achievement had been accomplished other than just getting himself elected.
These types of examples are going on everywhere around the world. The Island of Antigua are in the process of renaming the Islands highest mountain after the Illinois Senator. It's embarrassing. Perhaps the Messiah should ask his starry-eyed worshipers to knock it off at least until something has been accomplished? Something?

Radical Gays turn on African Americans in LA

Obama apologizes to Nancy Reagan for 'careless' joke

Another First: Obama News Conference from "Office of the President Elect"

I may be wrong but I think this is the first time that the term "Office of the President Elect" has ever been used, and this surely is the first time that a President elect speaks from an "Office of the President Elect" podium with the Presidential Seal on it. The desperate need for premature symbolism is , ah... interesting. This just gets weirder and weirder.

CNN Sells Obama T-Shirts - No Bias There

CNN sells Obama victory t-shirts on it's main web site, with the CNN logo on the shirt. You cannot make this stuff up. The bias is so deep and so ingrained that they can't even imagine that selling political t-shirts celebrating the victory of a specific candidate might not be perceived as... how should I put this? FAIR AND BALANCED.

New Zealand Electing Moderate-Conservative John Key PM

It seems that New Zealand is electing a new conservative Prime Minister, as John Key leads in his race against liberal PM Helen Clark and her Labor Party who have held the reigns of power in New Zealand for the past decade. John Key will become New Zealand's third Jewish Prime Minister in the last 150 years. Moderate-conservative Key says he wants to "rebalance" the economy, slash taxes, get tough with criminal gangs, ramp up spending on infrastructure and cut the bureaucracy.

UPDATE: As predicted: New Zealand swings right with John Key Victory