THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Today’s paragraphs come to us from an editorial in yesterday’s New York Post: In his waning days in the White House, President Obama is desperately trying to make his policies as permanent as possible by tying the hands of his successor — and far more than other presidents have done on their way out. From his dramatic and disastrous change of US policy on Israel to his executive...

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THE “17 AGENCIES” THAT SAY RUSSIA HACKED THE DNC AND CHANGED THE US ELECTION RESULTS

Everybody knows that 17 different agencies put out a joint statement saying that Russia hacked the DNC and put out information (through Wikileaks) that damanged Hillary Clinton, thus throwing the election to Donald Trump. I mean, the media keep saying it (I heard it as recently as yesterday morning on CBS), the “fact-checkers” at snopes and politifact agree, sort of, so there’s...

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A QUICK QUESTION ABOUT VLADIMIR PUTIN’S RELATIONSHIP WITH BARACK OBAMA AND DONALD TRUMP

It is clear that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has a dramatically better relationship with incoming  President Donald Trump than he has ever had with outgoing President Barack Obama, whom he seems neither to like nor respect. My question:  what, exactly, is bad about this? One more question:  did any of the same media attacking the relationship between Mr. Trump and Mr. Putin have...

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SEEING FACTS AND UNDERSTANDING REASONS

The following excerpts from an article by Laura Clawson, writing for dailykos.com, are an excellent demonstration of this blog’s title. Here, see for yourself: Six years into recovery from the great recession, not everything is recovering like it should be. Take part-time work. Actually, you might have to take it, given the number of people involuntarily working part-time out there. And...

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CONGRESSIONAL RESOLUTIONS: UNDOING OBAMA & KERRY ON ISRAEL

I am happy to report that congress – both parties included – is going to put forth condemnations of the United Nations vote on Israel – the one orchestrated by Barack-stabber Obama, who, now that he is leaving office, apparently feels no need to pretend he gives a damn about Israel any more. From Burgess Everett’s article at politico.com: Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), will...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us not from an individual, but from an an entity:  National Public Radio (NPR) It seems that NPR has just put out an email to readers, titled “Bold, unbiased journalism”. I could stop here, and we not only would we have the quote of the day, but the laugh of the day as well – for reasons you certainly would know if you were anywhere from just mildly...

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WHEN AN EGO AND A SNIT TAKE OVER

There many adjectives that can be used to describe President Obama’s frontal attack on Israel as he walks out the Oval Office door. Three of them are stupid, vindictive and counterproductive. At hotair.com, the blogger using the unfortunate screen name “allahpundit” explains this very well: It didn’t occur to me yesterday in my own consideration of Kerry’s speech, as we tend...

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THE PARAGRAPH OF THE DAY

Today’s paragraph comes to us from an article written for Reuters by Leslie Wroughton and Yegana Torbati: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said Israel’s building of settlements on occupied land was jeopardizing Middle East peace, voicing unusually frank frustration with America’s longtime ally weeks before he is due to leave office. Just when you thought Middle...

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WHAT WE LOSE IF WE LOSE ISRAEL (CONT.)

Since Barack Obama, and his fart-catcher John Kerry, don’t seem to give a damn about Israel, I thought, today, I would add to my years-long series on what we would lose if we lost the Jewish state. From Christa Case Bryant’s June 21, 2015 article at Christian Science Monitor: Israel ended its driest year on record with a water surplus. Lessons from a desert nation on how to get more...

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KERRY (THEREFORE OBAMA) IS CURRENTLY SELLING ISRAEL STRAIGHT DOWN THE RIVER

I am listening to John Kerry’s speech- in which he insists Israel go to its 1967 borders, and, from the sound of it, somehow compensate Arabs who claim a “right of return” to Israel….after most of their ancestors fled the land only because the invading Arab armies assured them they would wipe out the Jews and drive them into the sea. All of this would be done on a promise...

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DONALD “THE ANTI-SEMITE” TWEETS

From Donald Trump, this morning: Donald J. Trump   ✔@realDonaldTrump We cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect. They used to have a great friend in the U.S., but……. 9:19 AM – 28 Dec 2016 Donald J. Trump   ✔@realDonaldTrump not anymore. The beginning of the end was the horrible Iran deal, and now this (U.N.)! Stay...

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