THE PLANNED PARENTHOOD MASSACRE

Ken Berwitz Three dead, nine wounded, and a suspect (in technical terms only – he is clearly the shooter) in custody. Why did he do it?  We don\’t know his motives for sure yet, but it is pretty certain they related to Planned Parenthood – whether against the organization itself, one or more people in it, or someone he knew who was there at the time. I\’ll hold off...

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LAQUAN MCDONALD PROTESTERS

Ken Berwitz Congratulations are in order. As I type this, Chicago\’s “Magnificent Mile” – the city\’s major shopping street – is virtually closed on one of the busiest sales days of the year,  because thousands of protesters, led by Jesse Jackson, have shut it down, demanding “Justice for Laquan”. What this will do to get “Justice for...

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AN INTERRACIAL MURDER YOU WON\’T SEE PROTEST MARCHES OVER

Ken Berwitz From ABC News\’ Philadelphia affiliate we have this (in its entirety; too short to excerpt): A homeless veteran, beaten at a gas station in the Olney section of Philadelphia nearly eight months ago, has died. The incident at the Sunoco in the 5500 block of North 5th Street was captured by a surveillance camera on April 7th.The video shows 51-year-old Robert Barnes being...

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RUSSIA AND TURKEY: WILL THERE BE HOSTILITIES?

Ken Berwitz As I suspect you know, Turkey shot down a Russian fighter plane this week.   Turkey claims that the Russian plane was in its air space long enough to receive repeated warnings, before shots were fired. Russia claims that it its plane either was never in Turkish air space or was there, accidentally, for just a tiny bit of time, and that there were no warnings. I don\’t...

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THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Ken Berwitz Today\’s paragraphs come to us from one of the top-tier columnists this country has produced, Mona Charen (whom I do not quote often enough in this blog….I\’ll try to make up for it in the future).  They are from her November 13th commentary in which she discussed the insanity currently pervading so many of our colleges and universities. The bold print is...

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DO ARAB MUSLIM REFUGEES FIND REFUGE IN ARAB MUSLIM COUNTRIES?

Ken Berwitz Excerpted from Richard Pollock\’s article at dailycaller.com: While the UnitedStates and Europe argue over how many Syrian refugees to allow in, the richestPersian Gulf states have accepted exactly zero. The Muslim countriesof the Gulf Cooperation Council that include Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia,Bahrain and United Arab Emirates steadfastly refuse to accept any...

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DONALD TRUMP: THIN-SKINNED, CLASSLESS BARROOM LOUDMOUTH

Ken Berwitz Serge Kovaleski is a long-time journalist, currently working for the New York Times.  Mr. Kovaleski has a condition called arthrogryopsis, the symptoms of which include physical deformity, and involuntary, “jerky” movements of his hands, arms and overall body. Donald Trump did not like something that Kovaleski wrote.  It had to do with an apparent about-face...

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PREVENT CONSENSUAL SEX TO STOP RAPE? HUH?

Ken Bewitz I\’m still trying to figure this one out. Here is film director Spike Lee\’s suggestion on how to prevent sexual harrasment and rape on college campuses: “I think a sex strike could really work on college campuses where there\’s an abundance of sexual harassment or date rapes.  Second semester it\’s going to happen. Once people coming back from...

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THE CHICAGO “PROTESTS”

Ken Berwitz From an article at NBC News-Chicago:  During the secondnight of protests over the Laquan McDonald shooting, police made severalarrests after some demonstrators tore off lights from the Christmas treestanding in Millennium Park. Video shows a group ofprotesters just before 10:00 p.m. yanking the lights from the bottom of thetree. Police quickly responded to disperse the...

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THANKSGIVING IN CARTOONS & PICTURES

Ken Berwitz Barring some unforeseen circumstance, this will be the last blog of the day.  My beautiful bride and I are heading north to be with family. So, this being Thanksgiving and all, I thought I would end with a few cartoons and pictures, from the large number of them compiled by powerlineblog.com\’s Steven Hayward.   You can click here to see them all, but these...

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THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Ken Berwitz Today\’s Paragraphs Of The Day winner – by a mile – is columnist Larry Elder.   I read his description of what happened when he decided to try and find out what “microaggression” means, and laughed out loud several times….albeit through gritted teeth. Here it is: On Twitter, I asked a pro-protest Occidental College student to provide a...

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MORE RACISM FROM THE WASHINGTON POST

Ken Berwitz If there is one thing we learn from the current “state of the art” in media reportage, it is that, when the perpetrators are Black, there is a good possibility that the reportage will pretend not to know their race. We saw that yesterday, with Washington Post reporter Peter Hermann\’s article about a woman being attacked by teenagers, in which he told us that...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Ken Berwitz Today\’s quote comes to us from John King, of CNN.  And it is beautiful in its simplicity. While talking about “retail politicians” – i.e. politicians who connected with everyday people – King said this: …butone of the premier retail politicians in the country, somebody who knew how togo into a room, and you knew it. When Mario Cuomo was in...

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BLAMING SOMEBODY ELSE. AGAIN

Ken Berwitz “I am, however, deeply disappointed that the Congress has again failed to take productive action toward closing the detention facility at Guantanamo.  Maintaining this site, year after year, is not consistent with our interests as a nation and undermines our standing in the world.”:  President Obama, upon signing this year\’s defense policy...

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