BALL-BUSTED

New England Patriots coach bill belichick has cheated before.  And, while I can\’t prove it in a court of law, it appears clear that he has cheated again. See, an underinflated football is easier to grip than a fully inflated on.  And that is of great benefit in a game played in rainy weather – like, for example, the League Championship game between belichick\’s...

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REAL RACISM?

This, I have to admit, is a tough one. On Martin Luther King Jr. day, Atlantic City\’s Borgata Hotel had a special menu for their Metropolitan Restaurant, which included fried chicken and collard greens. On its face, that looks like an obvious stereotype (all that was missing was some barbeque, and watermelon for dessert).  But it may not be that simple.  According to a...

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THE LUDICROUS MAYOR OF PARIS

Take heart, New Yorkers.  You may not have the most ludicrous Mayor of a major city in the world. Yeah, I know bill de blasio has made it clear that he prefers left wing protesters over cops.  And that he didn\’t have a word of condemnation they chanted their demand for dead cops.  And he has made a point of consorting with the execrable...

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WHY I DID NOT WATCH THE STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH

Hmmm….sitting on my couch and watching a speech by Barack Obama, or heading into Manhattan with my wife and seeing Alan Cumming and Emma Stone in Cabaret. It was a tough decision.  But, somehow, Alan Cumming and Emma Stone won out.  (That, and the fact that, if I made the wrong decision, my wife would have killed me.) Cabaret was absolutely great.  And Cumming...

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BLACK TOUGH LOVE

Following is a segment of an essay written by wmd.com\’s Mychal Massie, regarding al sharpton\’s complaining that no Black actors or actresses were nominated for academy awards this year. I don\’t agree with everything Mr. Massie says.  But a) I agree with a lot of it and b) in any event, it is an instance of what, for lack of a better term, I will call “Black...

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IDIOTIC BASEBALL CONTRACTS

How many long-term obscene-amounts-of-money, baseball contracts have there got to be before Major League baseball teams stop offering them…and then passing the costs along to fans? Max Scherzer is a pitcher.  He is 30 years old and has been in the majors for seven years.  He has won 20 or more games in a season one time.  His earned run average has been below 3.00...

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ISRAEL PEACE PARTNER UPDATE

From Adam Kredo\’s piece at Washington Free Beacon (freebeacon.com): Iranon Monday promised that Hezbollah would deliver “crushingresponse” to the Israeli attack over the weekend, which killedsix Iranian agents, including a top-level commander, and fiveHezbollah members. “Theexperience of the past shows that the resistance current will give acrushing...

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HOLLYWOOD AND ANTI-USA MOVIES

It used to be that anti-war movies were acceptable and could make money at the box office.  How long has this been so?  Well, in the talking-movie era you can go back to “All Quiet On The Western Front” (1931) as an example”, run right through the Vietnam War and beyond. But somewhere along the line, those movies took a turn.  Instead of being anti-war...

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MICHAEL MOORE – DESPERATELY RE-SEEKING RELEVANCE

Michael Moore, for years, was the left\’s go-to guy for U.S. hating “documentaries”.  Heck, he even won an academy award for a “documentary” called “Bowling for Columbine”, that turned out to have so many intentionally dishonest parts to it (the sequence where someone opens a bank account and walks out with a gun, when Charles Heston made a...

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BARACK OBAMA\’S HENNY YOUNGMAN MOMENT

“So this guy goes to see the doctor.  The doctor gives him 6 months.  The guy says “I can\’t pay you right now”.  So the doctor gives him another 6 months”.  Henny Youngman So this President tells the ruler of Syria “I demand that you step down now”.  The ruler says “I\’m not stepping down”  So the President...

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THE PARAGRAPH OF THE DAY

Did you read my blog about Secretary of State John Kerry trying to make amends for President Obama watching football instead of joining over 40 other heads of state to march in Paris against terrorism, by trotting out James Taylor to sing “You\’ve Got A Friend” – as if this would mean a thing to Francois Hollande or the French people?  Did you...

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THE AL SHARPTON CLOWN SHOW COMES TO BROOKLYN

Some clowns make children laugh.  Others scare them.  And, occasionally, we come across a clown who generates both reactions simultaneously. Which leads straight to al sharpton. Excerpted from Rocco Parascandola and Joseph Stepansky\’s article for the New York Daily News: TheRev. Al Sharpton will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day by placing agarland on the Brooklyn street site...

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EUROPE\’S LATEST SOLUTION TO THE JEWISH PROBLEM

Here are a few excerpts from Kenneth Levin\’s commentary at frontpagemag.com: Asparliaments in more and more European nations vote to recognize”Palestine,” European politicians insist they are doing so topromote the objective of an independent Palestinian state living inpeace beside a secure Israel. But both the declared aims ofPalestinian leaders and the pattern of...

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A NEW YORK TIMES MISLEADITORIAL

I occasionally use the term “idiotorial” to describe New York Times editorials.  But yesterday\’s editorial about budget cuts to the IRS is more a “misleaditorial”:  i.e. it is not ridiculous so much as it is intentionally, artfully misleading. The Times complains – probably correctly – that the IRS is being hit with budget cuts, in...

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