THE LITTLE LEAGUE SCANDAL: SAD, SADDER AND SADDEST

As you may be aware, Chicago\’s Jackie Robinson West (JRW) little league team, which apparently won the U. S. Little League title, has been stripped of that honor. That is the sad part – as explained in this excerpt from Lexy Gross and Michelle Manchir\’s article for the Chicago Tribune: TheLittle League organization said that “after an extensivereview,”...

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THE WEAVERS: 1951

Earlier, I mentioned The Weavers – the greatest folk singing group of them all, if you ask me.  In looking for the video of “Wimoweh”, I came across a video which includes a number of other songs they were singing in 1951, at the height of their popularity. I watched/listened, and was absolutely thrilled by it.  Maybe you will be too. Click here and find out.

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RACHEL: MAD NOW

Rachel Maddow is mad.  I don\’t blame her either. It seems Ms. Maddow, whom MSNBC touts as a “news anchor” – despite the fact that she hosts an unwaveringly far-left opinion show (in the rarefied world of MSNBC that might be a prerequisite for the description), feels parent company NBC-Universal has given her (and, presumably, the rest of the MSNBC crew) short...

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ANITA DARIAN R.I.P.

Anita Darian, an opera singer (and more, as you will find out in a moment) has passed away.  She died on February 1, of complications arising from intestinal surgery. I have to admit, I never heard of Ms. Darian until I read her obituary in today\’s belated New York Times obituary (that\’s not a knock on the Times; her death may not have been made public until...

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MINI MOVIE REVIEWS

Here are some fast reviews for several of the movies my wife and I have seen in recent weeks. The Theory Of Everything:  Terrific movie, terrific story, terrific acting all around.  Eddie Redmayne should win the Oscar – but may be jobbed out of it (see next review). American Sniper:  Excellent, holds your attention throughout regardless of your political...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote comes to us from President Obama.  It is incredible, but he really said it, during an interview with Ezra Klein\’s reliably left wing, thus reliably pro-Obama, vox.com: “Itis entirely legtitimate for the American people to be deeplyconcerned when you\’ve got a bunch of violent vicious zealots whobehead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a...

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BENJAMIN NETANYAHU\’S STATEMENT

Here, in its entirety, is Benjamin Netanyahu\’s just-issued statement regarding current US-Israel relations and his scheduled address to a joint session of congress: First,on behalf of the people of Israel, I wish to send condolences toPresident Obama, the American people and the family of Kayla Mueller.We stand with you. Israel\’ssurvival is not a partisan issue, not in Israel nor...

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THE NETANYAHU ADDRESS: UPDATE

Excerpted from Justin Sink\’s and Mike Lillis\’s article at thehill.com: Morethan a dozen congressional Democrats say they plan to skip IsraeliPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu\’s speech to a joint session ofCongress amid conflicting signals over whether he will pull out fromthe March 3 address. Netanyahustruck a defiant tone during a campaign event in Israel on Monday,saying...

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ISRAEL HATRED AND THE HARD LEFT

Few things rally the hard left more than its hatred “winners”.  The working premise is that the losers are oppressed by someone and the winners must, therefore be oppressing them. And no country (other than possibly the USA – even there I\’m not sure) stirs hatred than Israel:  an oasis of freedom, democracy and achievement in an area populated by...

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A GLAZED DONUT DRIVEWAY

Apropos of nothing political…. This morning, our entire driveway – not spots here and there, not most, but the entire driveway right to the street – has about a 1/4 inch glaze of ice on it.  Just like a glazed donut. If you walk on it like a penguin, you\’re pretty much ok.  Try walking with normal strides, and expect to be flat on your back. Driving?  Idle...

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THE OBAMA ILLITERACY PROGRAM

Watch this video – which is simultaneously very funny and absolutely appalling – in which Mark Dice asks people to sign a petition supporting illiteracy – that\’s right, illiteracy.  And as you do, please keep in mind that every person who signs the petition can cancel your vote: Still wondering how someone like Barack Obama got elected?  Or what...

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CNN\’S DISGRACEFUL HEADLINE

This is so repulsive I\’m sorry I read it after dinner. CNN is running a story on Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal right now.  Its headline is “Bobby Jindal: \’You mean I\’m not white?\'” What does that convey to you?  That Jindal, who is of Indian ancestry and relatively dark-skinned, is trying to pass as White? That he is ashamed of his skin color? Well...

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HOLT\’S PLUS

Just a quick opinion on Brian Williams\’ (in my mind) inevitable replacement as anchor of NBC Nightly News. NBC has a tremendous asset in Lester Holt.  He is poised, personable, and – based on the wide range of assignments he has undertaken – versatile and adaptabhle. Mr. Holt been called on to fill in for Williams until the scandal of his apparent serial...

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