WHO DO YOU BELIEVE? JULIAN ASSANGE OR THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION?

Tonight, Fox News Channel will air an interview between show host Sean Hannity and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Here is an exchange from that interview: HANNITY: Can you say to the American people, unequivocally, that you did not get this information about the DNC, John Podesta’s emails, can you tell the American people 1,000 percent that you did not get it from Russia or anybody...

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CHICAGO “GUN CONTROL LAWS MAKE US SAFER” UPDATE

Chicago, with its stricter-than-strict gun control laws, just finished the most murderous year in two decades. The final tally for Chicago (possibly subject to minor change)?  In 2016 there were 4,378 shootings, resulting in 3,665 injuries and 713 murders. All told, 795 people were murdered in Chicago, which means the 713 shooting fatalities comprise 90% of that total. But…but…the...

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A POSTER THAT SAYS A LOT

Here is a poster, put up by Ken Gross and forwarded to my by our friend (and my cousin) Hana/Kathi, which says a lot – though it could say more:   Nice job, Ken. But you left out that this woman also can vote in free, multi-party elections.  And that, if sexually assaulted, she does not need four witnesses for her testimony to be considered, let alone taken seriously...

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THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Today’s paragraphs come to us from Brendan O’Neill, who writes for London’s Spectator. Here, from his latest column (and in classic “Britishese”) is why Donald Trump rather than Hillary Clinton will be reciting the oath of office on January 20th: If you want to know why Trump won, just look at the response to his winning. The lofty contempt for ‘low information’...

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THOMAS FRIEDMAN: USEFUL IDIOT

There aren’t many useful idiots with three Pulitzer Prizes out there.  But Thomas Friedman, I’m sorry to say, is one of them. Thomas Friedman has been a featured, and highly celebrated, op-ed columnist at the New York Times for many years. Here,  from his latest column, is what Mr. Friedman – with his signature arrogant tone – has to say about the efforts by President Barack Obama...

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TRUMP THE ANTI-SEMITE: UPDATE

From Aaron Short’s article in the New York Post: President-elect Donald Trump’s advisers want to invite Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu to the inauguration or arrange a meeting of the two leaders before then, a source close to the transition said. Transition leaders led by Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner have been aggressively courting Netanyahu and want him to attend the Jan. 20...

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A VERY NICE WEEKEND

Back home again. We spent a very nice weekend with dear friends in North Carolina  – which is not exactly a short drive from Central New Jersey, but is great fun with another couple we love in the car. Today, not such a great reason for sporadic blogging) (another dear friend lost her mother and we’ll be at the funeral, burial and condolence call).  But, then, back to what passes...

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ANGELA MERKEL’S HILLARY PLOY

If I didn’t see this one I wouldn’t believe it. Angela Merkel, under intense fire for overseeing the imporation of enough unvetted immigrants from terrorist nests like, but not restricted to, Syria, and clearly in danger of being dumped as Germany’s Chancellor, is now defending her actions by invoking Hillary Clinton’s campaign slogan. From an article at BBC news: Islamist...

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THE NEW “RUSSIA HACKED US” CLAIM

Did you know that Russia, not content with hacking into our election and giving Donald Trump a win over Hillary Clinton, has also hacked into our power grid? Me neither.  But that has been the claim for days.  It was first put out in a breathless article at the Washington Post.  Then it flew all over the news – despite there being even less definitive evidence than the election-hacking...

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