YOM KIPPUR

It is sundown.  The start of Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. That means a day of fasting and (if you’re more religious than I am) prayer. While I’m not exactly rabbinical material, I do shut down this blog for the day.  So see you tomorrow night!!

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CNN’S “GOTCHA” MOMENT

Way to go, CNN.  You really “got” President Trump this time. It is true that, four years ago, Mr. Trump tweeted this about the NFL… President should not be telling the Washington Redskins to change their name-our country has far bigger problems! FOCUS on them,not nonsense 9:09 AM – Oct 8, 2013   …and just days ago he tweeted this…. Sports fans should...

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A QUESTION FOR A JERK

To liz phipps soiero, that wonderful librarian at Cambridgeport Elementary School, Cambridge Massachusetts, who sent back books donated by Melania Trump on the grounds, among other things, that Dr. Seuss, one of the children’s authors she rejected, was a racist. Here’s a picture of you… And here’s picture of you, from twitter, just two years ago – or if it...

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THE “GREAT” CUBAN DOCTOR SUPPLY

It’s not common, by any stretch.  But sometimes The New York Times does provide the other side of the story. This time it is about the reality of Cuba supplying other countries with doctors – which has been hailed by the left as proof of its superior health care system, and compassion for humanity. Excerpted from Ernesto Londoño’s article on page one of today’s paper...

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THE ROY MORE “DISAGREE AND DUCK”

What do you do when you have a candidate for the Senate from your own party, one you did not endorse in the primary, who has genuinely objectionable views….but you know will be sure to back most of your agenda? You do a “disagree and duck”.  Which is exactly what happened yesterday. From article at politico.com: Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday that the...

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CHICAGO: SHOOTINGS AND GUN CONTROL

In case you are unaware of the carnage that is overtaking the city of Chicago again this year, here are the latest figures, from the unfortunately-named, but invaluable heyjackass.com website: Year to Date Shot & Killed: 488 Shot & Wounded: 2354 Total Shot: 2842 Total Homicides: 525 FYI – in 2015, Chicago’s total number of homicides was 485.  Now, with over three months...

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DR. SEUSS: RACIST?

Yesterday, I wrote a blog titled “Jerks On Parade”, which featured a Cambridge, Massachusetts elementary school librarian named liz phipps soeiro, who refused a donation of children’s books from First Lady Melania Trump. At that time I didn’t put up what soeiro thought of Dr. Seuss, whose books have delighted children and adults for decades.   But, in the spirit of...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us from Aaron Rodgers, Quarterback of the Green Bay Packers.  It “explains” why they and  their opponents, the Chicago Bears, all linked arms and stood during the showing of the flag and singing of the National Anthem last night: “This is about equality.  This is about unity and love and growing together as a society and starting a conversation...

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JERKS ON PARADE

This is the start of a new series.  And our first “winner” is liz phipps soeiro, a school librarian in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Here, from Teri Christoph’s article at redstate.com, is just some of why she wins this (dis)honor.  But use the link and read it all, there is a great deal more: Earlier in September, First Lady Melania Trump donated Dr. Suess books to several public...

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WITHDRAWING SUPPORT FOR DOUG JONES

It’s Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump all over again. Two candidates I cannot support. Earlier this week I offered strong support for Alabama Democrat Senate candidate Doug Jones, because Republican candidate Roy Moore is a hard-line religious crusader who intends to impose his views on everyone else. Now I find out that Doug Jones is a pro-abortion advocate, literally up until the time a...

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SOMETHING TO KNEEL ABOUT

If NFL players who kneel and otherwise show disrespect to the flag and National Anthem – vastly Black players, as we are reminded every time anyone who objects what they are doing is immediately called a racist – want something to really kneel about…. ….read the latest FBI data, excerpted from Heather Mac Donald’s excellent commentary at city-journal.org: The FBI...

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A UNIVERSITY SPEAKER WHO WAS NOT SHUT DOWN

We know what happens to mainstream conservatives who speak at colleges and universities around the country. But what about virulent anti-Semites? Here’s an answer for you, via excerpts from Shiri Moshe’s article at algemeiner.com (NOT a mainstream media source, of course): A well-known conspiracy theorist who claims Israeli and Zionist Jews planned the 9/11 terror attacks spoke at...

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HUGH HEFNER: R.I.P.

Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy Magazine and the Playboy Clubs, a true icon of American culture, has passed away at the age of 91, of natural causes. Mr. Hefner almost singlehandedly changed how we view sexuality – both attitudinally and pictorially.  Some of us were happy about the more open, accepting stances he presented in photos and articles, some were not.  But I’m sure we all...

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