KEEPING THE PROTEST MOVEMENT ALIVE: A NEW YEAR\’S ALERT

It has been almost 5 months since Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, and almost a month since Eric Garner died after being taken down by several New York police officers, one of whom briefly (watch the video and see for yourself how long it was) had him in what appeared to be a chokehold. The rioting, the looting, the burning, the general...

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A HOLIDAY SEASON DRINKING STORY

This just came to me from my co-author Barry Sinrod. I wonder if you will react the same way to it that I did: Withthe Holidays upon us, I would like to share a personal experiencewith my friends about drinking and driving.  As you mayknow, some people have had brushes with the authoritiesfrom time to time on the way home after drinking with friends.  Well, two days ago...

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STEPHEN SCALISE & RACISM (IMPORTANT: UPDATED!!!)

Funny how things work out. I had expected to blog about Republican House Majority Whip Stephen (Steve) Scalise (R-LA) in very negative terms today.  After all, it has just been made public that, in 2002, while a member of the Louisiana State house of representatives, he spoke at a conference of something called the European-American Unity and Rights Organization (EURO)...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote – and I have to tell you I am loving it – is from Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC – a cable network with ratings that started 2014 low, did little but drop further as the year progressed, and are currently somewhere between minuscule and infinitesimal.   What does Mr. Griffin have to say about this?  Not surprisingly, it is an...

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THE NEW YORK TIMES\’ CONTINUING WAR ON THE NYPD

Yesterday I commented on what I considered a particularly dense, and/or anti-New York Police Department (NYPD) editorial in the New York Times. Today we have another one. Here are key parts of that editorial – in rust, with my comments in blue: Manymembers of the New York Police Department are furious at Mayor Billde Blasio and, by extension, the city that elected him. They haveexpressed...

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ISRAEL PEACE PARTNER UPDATE

Do you know what the latest rage is on Palestinian Arab media?  How about a video on “How To Stab A Jew”?  Excerpted from Jordan Schachtel\’s article at breitbart.com: Avideo being widely circulated in Palestinian social media networksteaches jihadists how to stab a Jewish person in a manner thatensures their speedy death. Thevideo is reportedly being circulated by...

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REARRANGING THE SHARPTON CHAIRS ON THE OBAMA

We\’ve all heard the saying “that\’s like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic”, to describe someone paying too much attention to a trivial issue while avoiding the bigger one. Well, we have a classic example today from the Washington Post:  the “fact check” by Michelle Ye Hee Lee (no I am not making that name up), to see if former New York City...

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MICHAEL GRIMM RESIGNS

There are a lot of things for michael grimm to be ashamed of; with one of the most significant being that he ran for congress at all.  Common decency should have dictated that, as a guilty party willing to admit to at least one felony, grimm should have dropped out and left the race to an honest candidate.   Republicans should – must – tell him to...

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THE NEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL ON TENSIONS BETWEEN MAYOR DE BLASIO AND THE POLICE

Following are excerpts from (actually, most of) today\’s New York Times editorial, titled “Police Respect Squandered in Attacks on de Blasio” – in blue, with my comments in rust. You decide who is making more sense. MayorBill de Blasio has spent weeks expressing his respect and admirationfor the New York Police Department, while calling for unity in thesedifficult days...

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BLACK PEOPLE AS STALKING HORSES

Walter Williams has just posted an excellent column (no surprise there), in which he describes Black citizenry as being used as a “stalking horse” by White liberals and leftists.  He makes one salient point after another (again, no surprise) and I urge you to use this link and read every word. For the meanwhile, let me show you its segment on education: Thelargest and most...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote comes to us from unregenerate, unconditionally far-left Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), from the 13th (East Bay /Berkeley/Alameda) district, whose political positions guarantee a landslide win every time. Ms. Lee is outraged that President Obama, or New York Mayor bill de blasio, or especially the “Hands Up Don\’t Shoot”/”I Can\’t Breathe”...

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ABOUT THAT ROUND OF GOLF THAT DERAILED A MARRIAGE CEREMONY…

I\’ll make this short and sweet. The blogosphere – mostly the conservative part of it – is attacking President Obama because the security necessary for him to play a round of golf at in Hawaii meant that a couple, both members of the military, had to postpone their wedding. Excerpted from Dylan Stableford\’s piece at yahoo.com: NatalieHeimel and her fiance, Edward Mallue...

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OIL FUTURES: A FRACKING MIRACLE

In case you are wondering…. As I type this, the February futures price for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) are trading below $54 a barrel ($53.65 to be exact). Russia\’s Ruble is down over 9% in value today === that\’s not a misprint, I\’m talking about today, Monday alone. Venezuela\’s oil-based economy is about to completely collapse. It\’s a fracking...

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