THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote comes to us from Howard Dean – a former Governor of Vermont who, at one time, was actually considered a serious candidate for the presidency. Today there was a terrorist attack in France, which apparently was perpetrated by Islamic lunatics who decided that working for a magazine which published material they considered offensive to Muhammad was a capital...

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THE BLACKBRUNCHNY FIASCO: MICHELLE MALKIN\’S TAKE

BlackBrunchNY was a brainstorm of the rapidly diminishing Michael Brown/Eric Garner protest movement.  The idea was that “protesters” would form flash mobs in restaurants around town and annoy people eating brunch around the city for no apparent reason, other than, well, to annoy people eating brunch. For the most part, it has been met with a combination of...

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “UNDERSTAND” AND “CONDONE”

Many years ago, at the Synagogue my wife and I belonged to, a story circulated about the Cantor (the chanter/singer of prayers and, often, the teacher of what children must learn to become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah).  It involved a student who, we were told, made it very plain, in the most obnoxious ways he could come up with, that – other than the party afterward, of course...

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THE TERRORIST MASSACRE IN FRANCE

What we have been told so far:  12 are dead…and the terrorist murderers who killed them for the “crime” of working at a magazine that spoofed the Islamic prophet Muhammad* are still on the loose. Since details of events such as this tend to change minute by minute I will hold off blogging more about it until things become less frenetic and more...

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THE TODAY SHOW: TAILORING THE NEWS AGAIN

Why does The Today Show tailor news to fit its leftward narrative?  Do they think no one notices? Sadly, for some of us they are right.  But not all of us. Latest case in point:  the report on this morning\’s show, about two NYPD officers who were shot in the Bronx last night (both injured but expected to recover).  At about 1:40, the report mentions police...

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OIL

As I type this, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil is trading at $47.97.  Yesterday it broke $50, and now it is below $48.  Is it about to rush down toward $45 or even $40?  Keep watching.

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BOEHNER A GONER?

The mutiny is growing.  We\’ll probably know in the next 24 hours.  Stay tuned. ============================================= UPDATE:  Well, that didn\’t take long.  Boehner re-elected speaker.  There were 25 dissenters; not enough to oust him. There might be some inclination on the part of Boehner and his supporters to “punish” these 25.  In...

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IS CUBA OUR NEWEST SYRIA, IRAN, ETC.?

Is Cuba the latest foreign policy failure for Barack Obama – a President who has a record of foreign policy failures that already is among the most (un)impressive in United States history? Why do I say this? The first three paragraphs from Mary Anastasia O\’Grady\’s article for the Wall Street Journal should provide a pretty clear answer: Whoand where are the 53 Cuban...

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VIRGINIA ROBERTS: WHAT IF THERE ARE TAPES?

Does the name Virginia Roberts ring a bell? Ms. Roberts, now 30 years old, is the woman who claims that, as a 17 year old “sex slave” procured by billionaire convicted pedophile, jeffrey epstein, she serviced, among others, Harvard professor/hotshot lawyer Alan Dershowitz and the UK\’s Prince Andrew.  But most intriguingly (to me), Roberts denies having sex with...

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INEXCUSABLE AND UNFIXABLE (CONT.)

Remember that story of a kid who kills his parents, and then pleads for mercy because he\’s an orphan? Well New York Mayor bill de blasio has updated that story.  After spending over 4 months making his sympathy for the Michael Brown/Eric Garner “protesters” clear, while making just as clear that he saw his city\’s police force as a threat to citizens, a deranged...

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OBAMACARE NIMBY

NIMBY – Not In My Back Yard – is an acronym used to describe the hypocritical attitude of people who are fine with certain things happening….as long as they are not the ones those things happen to. With that in mind, read the following excerpt from Brendan Bordelon\’s article at nationalreview.com: Harvardfaculty members are apoplectic over changes to...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote comes to us from Sarah Palin, who has been mercilessly attacked over the past several days – most notably by PETA – for posting a picture of her 6 year old son, Trig, using his dog to step up and reach the kitchen sink (the dog doesn\’t seem to mind at all). Ms. Palin\’s answer: “Chill.  Atleast Trig didn\’t eat the...

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THE BLACKBRUNCHNY FIASCO

Yesterday, I blogged about how the Michael Brown/Eric Garner protests, like the “Occupy” protests of a couple of years ago, are running their course and petering out, because other than generic demands for justice, fairness and equality – which no one would give the protesters a fight on – there is no actual purpose to them.  Blocking an intersection because you...

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OIL

Ever so briefly, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) February oil futures dropped below $50 a barrel this morning – to $49.95. They are currently at $50.15.  Who knows where they will be at the end of the day……but a significant benchmark has been breached. Stay tuned.

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A TALE OF TWO STATEMENTS

Here are two statements issued by President Obama.  One is about Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, the two NYPD officers executed in New York City on December 20th and the other is about ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott, who succombed to cancer this weekend. The Ramos/Liu statement: “I unconditionally condemn today\’s murder of two police officers in New York City. Two brave men...

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