THE SANDERS SWEEP

Feel the Bern?  How about the raging wildfire. There were three Democrat primaries in western states last night.  The results: -In Hawaii Bernie Sanders won with 71% of the vote to Hillary Clinton’s 29%. -In Washington, the largest of the three states, Sanders won 73% to 27%. -And in Alaska, Sanders won 82% to 18%. That, folks, is not just a beating, it is a major league, world class...

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TODAY’S WESTERN PRIMARIES

I am about to head to Manhattan with my bride, for dinner with friends.  But I wanted to note that, at least at this early stage of counting, Bernie Sanders is significantly ahead of Hillary Clinton in both Washington State and Alaska (Hawaii reports later on). If his leads hold, you will hear the Hillary people, seconded by a good many of their complicit media, again trying to reassure you that...

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SHE WAS RIGHT

From an Associated Press article: A woman killed in Tuesday’s bombing in Brussels had warned four months earlier that demonizing Muslims would help drive recruitment of extremists. Sascha Pinczowski posted on Facebook after the November Paris attacks that “Ignorant spreading of anti-Muslim sentiment and propaganda does nothing but benefit ISIS.” She was right. The perpetrators...

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GREATNESS AND BEAUTY (OBVIOUSLY A NON-POLITICAL POST)

  Apropos of nothing political, but everything musically great and beautiful…. Here is a video of Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis  – two of the most amazingly talented people ever to grace the Broadway stage – singing George and Ira Gershwin’s classic “Bess You Is My Woman Now” No lush arrangement, just a piano accompanist (excellent in his own right).  And their brilliance...

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THE BODY PARTS THAT PLANNED PARENTHOOD DIDN’T SELL…

Remember the video – repeat, video – of a Planned Parenthood executive specifically talking about body parts – and the sale of specific body parts, which were worth more when intact? Well, it didn’t happen.  Just ask Joy Ann Reid, who is a regular on (where else?) MSNBC. Here, pulled from Mark Finkelstein’s article at newsbusters.org, is the exchange she had with...

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THE GAZA SEWAGE CRISIS: TWO VIEWS

Are you aware that there is a major sewage crisis in Gaza – one that is wreaking havoc in both Gaza and Israel? Now you are. But do you know why that crisis exists?  Let me give you two views. First, we have the Palestinian Arab view, via the following excerpt from Jen Marlowe’s article, written almost a year ago, for america.aljazeera.com: The UN warns that if there is no change...

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BRUSSELS: THE REAL PROBLEM

What is the real problem in Brussels – the reason two bombs were successfully detonated, killing 34 and injuring hundreds, with the only reason those numbers are not dramatically higher being that the third, bomb did not go off? I’ll bet you thought it was that Belgium has become a central location for terrorists, that parts of the city are known to be hotbeds of radical Islam, and...

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IS THERE A “CUBAN MISTRESS CRISIS”?

Just in case you thought the garbage spewed against Ted Cruz and Donald Trump – much of it spewed by the candidates themselves – couldn’t get worse…. Now the internet is buzzing with a claim that Ted Cruz has been cheating on his wife, Heidi. The source – at least the one we know of – is The National Enquirer…which some (me included) may consider a...

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HILLARY’S SORDID FOUNDATION DEALINGS

Here is an investigative report from one Ken Silverstein, who writes for observer.com.  It details some of the dirtier goings-on which took place at the Clinton Foundation. Is he right?  Well, take a look at these excerpts and judge for yourself: Recent news reports indicate that the FBI is investigating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for granting favors to her family’s...

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TERRORISM IN BELGIUM: NOT OVER YET

Excerpted from an article in today’s London Daily Mail: A woman was taken hostage by a suspected terrorist at a tram stop in Brussels today, witnesses say. Police shot the suspect as part of a fresh swoop to thwart an ‘imminent attack’ on France. A second suspect was also shot in the raid, which began in a flat nearby in the Schaerbeek area of north Brussels. Dramatic footage...

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PETA: CHICKENS AND CHILDREN

You can’t make this stuff up. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is imploring President Obama not to use real eggs for the traditional Easter egg hunt on the White House lawn. Why?  I’ll let them tell you in their own words: “Instead of using hard-boiled chicken eggs — which took chickens 34 hours to lay and which are slated for use in this year’s egg roll, egg...

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Apropos of nothing political….   One of my facebook friends put this up. I don’t know if it is real.  But, if so it is a sentiment that is pretty inspired, even though it is expressed by someone who has expired, so I thought you’d like to see it: And it is right up there with another tombstone I’m not sure is real…but is also fun to...

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EMORY’S PAMPERED INFANTS…AND WET-NURSE ADMINISTRATION

This is an unpleasant blog.  I would much rather be writing positively about a highly ranked university. But things are as they are, so here goes. Several days ago, one or more people (don’t know for sure if we’re talking about students) wrote “Trump 2016 in chalk on sidewalks and buildings in several places around campus. One chalk message was “build a wall”...

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THE PARAGRAPH OF THE DAY

Today’s paragraph comes to us from Anthony Faiola, Souad Mekhennet and James McAuley’s stunning article for the Washington Post. The first thing I want to do is urge you, in strongest terms to go beyond this paragraph; to use the link and read every word of this article.  It is a complete – and truly frightening – explanation of the stupidity, the naivete – and the...

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HILLARYCARE REDUX

Do you remember “HillaryCare”? When Bill Clinton was President, he put his wife, Hillary in charge of coming up with a health care plan.  Wikipedia (which, this time gets it right), described it this way: The Clinton health plan required each US citizen and permanent resident alien to become enrolled in a qualified health plan and forbade their disenrollment until covered by another...

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