THE DEATH OF THOMAS E. DUNCAN

Several days ago there were unconfirmed reports that Thomas E. Duncan, who came here from Liberia while infected with the ebola virus – and apparently knew his condition but engaged in physical contact with an unknown number of people anyway, had died. Those reports were wrong.  But today\’s are not.   Duncan has just died at the Dallas hospital which, despite all their...

Continue reading

GAY MARRIAGE – THE LESSON REPUBLICANS BETTER LEARN

The last blog was based on data from the latest CBS News/New York Times poll.  So is this one – and it contains a message that Republicans, as a party, had better be paying attention to: __       What does this say?  It says that the country – even, I suspect, a great many people who personally find same-sex marriage unacceptable...

Continue reading

THE ISIS “FAUXALITION”: WHERE TURKEY STANDS

Ken Berwitz Let me start by saying what I\’ve already said in a previous blog.  Turkey\’s involvement in the so-called “coalition” President Obama has put together begins and ends at self-interest. That is why Turkish forces are sitting back, like spectators at a ballgame, as ISIS envelops Kobani, a Syrian city on the Turkish border, with the clear...

Continue reading

FERGUSON, MISSOURI: WHO ARE THE RACISTS?

I knew that, at some point, I would be writing a blog like this.  It was inevitable. When you have an incident that opportunistic activists declare racist in nature, and the “perpetrator” of this declared racism is not immediately screwed, blued and tattooed, they are going to keep up the pressure until it happens. So it is with the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson...

Continue reading

U.S. AID AND UN SUPPORT

Earlier today I promised to put up blogs about what kind of ally Israel is to the United States. One demonstration of Israel\’s value to the USA is very easy to show – because the Heritage Foundation has put up a chart that I am copying below. Here is how much money flows from our coffers to the 30 largest developmental assistance (as opposed to military) aid recipients around...

Continue reading

LAURIE GARRETT: MEET LAURIE GARRETT (CONT.)

First a reminder of the past: “I think the last thing we need to be concerned about is \’oh, will ebola come to America\’. So let\’s just take that off the table for now and get real”  (Laurie Garrett, on the Melissa Harris-Perry show, July 6th) Next, the same Laurie Garrett from an October 2 interview published in the Fresno Bee: TheUnited...

Continue reading

THE EBOLA DISASTER IN PROGRESS

How is the ebola disaster progressing….and how long before it hits the USA big-time? Excerpted from James Rush\’s article at London\’s Independent: Thespread of Ebola across Europe is “quite unavoidable”, theWorld Health Organisation has warned as four people were in hospitalafter a Spanish nurse became the first person known to havecontracted the virus outside...

Continue reading

DONNA BRAZILE\’S EARLY VOTER EMAIL

We have talked a lot about the voter ID issue in here – mostly about how poll after poll shows a large majority of the country agrees there should be a voter ID requirement, and that saying voter ID\’s suppress the Black voter is overtly racist, because it implicitly also says that Black people are less capable than White people of getting a voter ID. But...

Continue reading

THE ANTI-ISRAEL ADMINISTRATION: A REACTION

How many times does the Obama administration have to jab Israel in the ribs before there is a reaction from someone other than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (who not only is 10 times the head of state Barack Obama will ever be the best day of his life, but matches – maybe outmatches – him intellectually as well)? Here\’s an answer for you, via excerpts from Ari...

Continue reading

THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s Quote Of The Day comes to us from former President Bill Clinton.  While campaigning for incumbent Democrat Senator Mark Pryor in Arkansas, Mr. Clinton had this to say about the economy: “Theyare really running against the president, aren\’t they? They see thesepolls, the President is unpopular in Arkansas and, yeah, the economyis coming back but nobody...

Continue reading

ADRIAN PETERSON: “SPORTS HERO”?

Most of us are aware of the fact that two NFL players, the Baltimore Ravens\’ ray rice and the Minnesota Vikings\’ adrian peterson, are in trouble this year. rice was caught on camera clocking his then-girlfriend (now wife – which, under the circumstances, is pretty pathetic) and knocking her unconscious in an Atlantic City casino elevator, then dragging her prostrate body out...

Continue reading

TURKEY, ISIS AND SELF-PRESERVATION

Turkey is the latest member of the “coalition” against ISIS. Are you impressed?  Don\’t be.  Turkey, headed by the Islamist recep tayyip erdogan – who, despite his apparent love of shari\’a law and hatred of Israel is not close to being acceptable to ISIS – is watching the fall of Kobani, a Syrian town right on the Turkish border. erdogan may...

Continue reading

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: SAYING “YES” BY NOT SAYING “NO”

I\’ll make this short and to the point. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear cases from Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Indiana, all seeking to maintain their bans on same-sex marriages. Good. It is none of the states\’ business whether a man or woman wants a marital commitment to another person of the same sex.  If people who are against same sex marriage...

Continue reading

DO THEY WANT AN EBOLA OUTBREAK?

If the title of this blog were referring to al-qaeda, or ISIS, we\’d all know the answer is “yes”, and be appropriately outraged by it. But what if it were referring to the Center for Disease Control (CDC)?  Or to a hospital in Delaware?  Would you even be able to come close to the appropriate level of outrage? Read the following article from CBS News\’...

Continue reading