Speaker of the House John Boehner put forth an ill-conceived plan after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid killed the ONLY plan that would deal with the debt for real: Cut, Cap and Balance. Why the onus is STILL on the House GOP after they passed a repeal of ObamaCare, a 2012 budget with real structural reforms, and Cut, Cap and Balance is beyond me. But here they are, falling into the trap of producing yet another plan that is actually worse than bad. Boehner’s first draft “cut” a measly $850 billion over 10 years. Excuse me….where is the $1.2 trillion he promised?
It isn’t hard to find Jews who will identify with their enemies under the rubric of their allegiance to liberal thought. Recently, there was the holocaust survivor granny who had sailed on the first flotilla and re-enrolled for this year’s aborted cruise. She was concerned about the oppression of Palestinians in Gaza (high on the international list of politically correct causes), yet unconcerned about the fate of Jewish victims of Hamas missiles and terror attacks (high on the list of politically incorrect causes). Jewish celebrities and entertainers will cancel their performances in Israel, yet perform for Arab leaders who believe in stoning women and homosexuals and killing Jews. Jewish academicians, writers and artists will call for boycotts of Israel while ignoring the mass slaughter by Muslims of Africans and Asians and their acts of terrorism throughout the world.
After inking the scary new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty and pushing to revive the once-dead Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, the Obama administration is acting like it belongs in a foreign-policy horror flick: “Stop Me Before I Sign Again!”
There is great gnashing of teeth and renting of clothing in Washington and in the media over the lack (so far) of a deal to reduce our monstrous spending and suffocating debt. The so-called elites are running around yammering about “compromise” and the need for more of it. The assumption is that compromise for the sake of compromise is an inherently good thing. The truth is that compromise usually leads to a bad deal with unintended and disastrous consequences.
The following email came to me from Dr. Bill Stinde, business leader, professor, and author (We don’t need no badges: The Use of Governmentally Instituted Civil Litigation to Establish Public Policy and Control Business; Accounting for the Construction and Development Industry; A Military History of the First 30 Years of Islam):
The enforced neighborhood bonhomie was because no one had electricity. The friendly chats at the fence ended once the 21st Century returned and electricity was finally restored 77 hours after violent storms supposedly knocked out power. Of course, that is the “official story”. But the neighbors aren’t buying that stuff about downed power lines, damaged transformers, and lightning. That’s what “someone” want you to believe. That thunderstorm ruse is just a devious cover story. We know what really happened
It’s almost as if she’s fighting against the jihad alone. Pamela Geller, the face of the resistance in America, is the single most responsible individual for having saved the life of Rifqa Bary, the then 16-year-old Ohio girl who converted to Christianity and had her life threatened by her Muslim father. Now Bary’s parents are suing Geller for defamation in a frivolous $10,000,000 lawsuit that is costing Geller and her pro bono lawyers thousands in travel and court fees. She had to fly to Ohio just this week to be deposed.
A friend recently sent me some old videos of “Meet the Press.” Her father, a prominent Washington journalist, had been a frequent member of the panel. One of the videos was from the early sixties, the other from the early seventies.
It is becoming more and more clear that the veneer of civility is rubbing off the Western World as the Islamo-Fascist mindset makes inroads and anti-Semitism expressed publically by high-level officials becomes more commonplace.
This past week’s The New Yorker blog offered a window into the liberal soul in it current state of ideological corruption, in which virtually all that remains is reactionary negativism. Chronicling his interviews with a group of Brooklyn bar flies at an Atlantic Avenue dive, The New Yorker’s John Cassidy pronounced that the Bachmann presidential campaign was tantamount to Nazism. According to a Cassidy, “From National Socialism to Poujadism to the Tea Party, the suggestion that the motherland needs reclaiming from alien forces has been central to populist right-wing movements.”
Google recently announced it was discontinuing its electronic medical and health records service, Google Health. Launched in 2008, Google Health was created so people could gather and store their personal health information electronically but was shut down with little notice. The company cited lack of consumer interest as the primary reason the site closed. A brief explanation by Google managers on a blog explained, “With a few years of experience, we’ve observed that Google Health is not having the broad impact that we hoped it would…in the end, while we weren’t able to create the impact we wanted with Google Health, we hope it has raised the visibility of the role of the empowered consumer in their own care.”