MEDIA MANIPULATION: THE RAMOS FUNERAL AND THE KWANZAA “PARADE AND RALLY”

Yesterday, when New York Mayor bill de blasio spoke at the funeral for NYPD officer Rafael Ramos, most media venues I watched/read told me that “hundreds” of police officers turned their backs on him.  The New York Post, however, said it was “thousands”, and posted a picture with a sea of officers, just about every one with his/her back turned, which I put...

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THE PARAGRAPH OF THE DAY

Today\’s paragraph was written by National Review\’s Andrew McCarthy, and, interestingly enough, is meant to dispute another National Review writer/editor, Jonah Goldberg. Several days ago Mr. Goldberg wrote an essay in which he solely blamed the shooter, career thug ismaaiyl brinsley, for executing New York Police Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.  Mr. McCarthy...

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WISH I WAS BACK AT THE REDBOX

Apropos of nothing political… I just sat down in front of the computer.  My wife is in the other room watching a bit more of “Wish I Was Here”, before we drive it back to the redbox at our local Wegman\’s. The movie was recommended by a former friend (well, she\’s still a friend, but if that status were contingent on her movie recommendations she wouldn\’t...

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DE BLASIO AND RAFAEL RAMOS\’S FUNERAL

It is being reported that New York City Mayor bill de blasio intends to speak at Police Officer Rafael Ramos\’s funeral today. I expect that, if he does, Police Commissioner Bratton will instruct the thousands and thousands of officers who will be in attendance that they are not to turn their back on him. I also expect that, regardless of Commissioner Bratton\’s directive, at...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote comes to us from an unnmaed apparatchik in kim jung-un\’s North Korea government. The government denies hacking Sony to prevent release of the film “The Interview” (which ain\’t exactly a reverent paean to kim:  the movie takes him apart and puts him back together again).  But who else would have done it on his behalf?  My...

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THE MICHAEL BROWN OBSTRUCTIONORIAL

I doubt you would be surprised to know that the “protesters” in Ferguson, Missouri (and/or wherever else they have drifted in from) erected a memorial to Michael Brown. But you might be surprised to know that the memorial is dead in the middle of the street.  I know I was. Well, yesterday the memorial was run over by someone.  You can read all about it in Jose...

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RACE RELATIONS: DELUSIONS OR JUST ANOTHER LIE?

President Obama lies so much about so many things that the possibility of this being just another one of his lies cannot be discounted. But it is so far from reality that you can\’t discount the possibility of delusion either. Here is the beginning of Jesse Byrnes\’ article at thehill.com.  Read it…and see how far your jaw drops in amazement: PresidentObama believes that...

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THE WAKE, AND FUNERAL, OF RAFAEL RAMOS

The wake of Rafael Ramos is taking place this afternoon.  (NOTE:  I erroneously blogged that the funeral was today (Friday).  The funeral will be held tomorrow.  Sorry for my mistake). My deepest condolences to his family and to the New York Police Department. May his soul rest in peace. And may President Obama shoot a below-par round of golf both days in Hawaii...

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“UNBROKEN”: SO-SO….BUT THE MOO SHU DISH WAS GREAT

Apropos of nothing political…. ….it\’s Christmas day and you\’re Jewish.  What do you do? You go to the movies and then out for Chinese food, of course. We, with two other couples, saw Unbroken yesterday afternoon at the Starplex Cinema in East Windsor, NJ ($5.50 a seat, you can\’t beat that).  The theater was mobbed.  The last time I saw this...

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GUEST EDITORIAL: MARK LEVIN

Mark Levin\’s words, verbatim: Myblood has been boiling, I\’ve been grinding my teeth, listening to allthis, watching this, two dead police officers, murdered. President ofthe United States issues a statement, a written statement. Theattorney general of the United States always wants to debate race, nowhere to be found. Another coward, anotherphony. Yes,they do have blood on their...

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“THE INTERVIEW”

Well, it has happened. Sony has released “The Interview” – which appears to be a no-better-than-OK B movie (I don\’t mean that insultingly, I mean it factually:  look at the reviews) – in a few hundred movie theaters and on line. Not surprisingly, there was a big rush to see it.  Probably more because doing so could “prove” the bravery, the...

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THE PARTY OF THE RICH

Think this blog is going to be about Republicans?  Think again. Given all the BS thrown about how the Koch brothers, and Karl Rove\’s PAC, and all those money-laden Republicans were trying to buy the 2014 midterm elections at the expense of poor, downtrodden Democrats – by liars like Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and the MSNBC crowd (among many others) – I don\’t...

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2014\’S BIGGEST WINNERS AND LOSERS

The estimable Paul Mirengoff, writing for powerlineblog.com, has put out a blog detailing who he thinks 2014\’s biggest winners and biggest losers are: Duringthe next few days, pundits will be designating their “winners andlosers” of 2014. There can be little doubt about the year\’s twobiggest winners. Clearly, they are Bashar al-Assad and ISIS. Thirdplace goes to Iran...

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A MERRY CHRISTMAS IN ISRAEL…AND WHY IT CAN HAPPEN

This is a very easy blog to write, because I\’m not writing anything. Following are excerpts from an essay written by Father Gabriel Nadaf , of the Aramean Christian community and the Israeli Christians Recruitment Forum.  Read it, then read the entire essay, and you\’ll understand: Rightnow, while Christians the world over are celebrating Christmas,entire communities...

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