NEROBAMA

Nero famously fiddled while Rome burned. President Obama doesn\’t play the fiddle, but he\’s definitely got some Nero in him. Here, drawn from Justin Sink\’s article at the hill.com, are a few of the things he said yesterday at a DNC barbeque: “Ican see why a lot of folks are troubled….Theworld\’s always been messy…We\’re just noticing now in...

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WAS MICHAEL BROWN ARRESTED FOR 2ND DEGREE MURDER?

Let\’s start with the fact that I do not know if this is true. Saying it again:  I do not know if this is true. That said, Charles C. Johnson, of something called “Got News”, claims to have solid information that Michael Brown, as a juvenile, was arrested in a case involving second-degree murder – and is suing for release of Brown\’s...

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BENGHAZI AS THE ORPHANED KID

We\’ve all heard the one about the kid who kills his parents, and then pleads for mercy because he\’s an orphan. Here is the political version – courtesy of this except from Jonathan Weisman and Jennifer Steinhauer\’s article in today\’s New York Times: AHouse Republican-led investigation of the 2012 terrorist attack on anAmerican diplomatic compound in Benghazi...

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WHAT DOES THE ISIS FLAG SAY?

Is it just me, or does the ISIS flag…   …look a little like an English version of “all Jews SOS”? I\’m sure it means something in Arabic that I don\’t like, but, bizarrely, it looks like it is saying something in English I don\’t like either.

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HOW NOT TO SELL ACURAS

What ever possessed Acura to put out a commercial which features the Sid Vicious version of “My Way”?  It is intrusive – so intrusive that it overwhelms any attention to the car…which is what it presumably is trying to get me interested in.  It is obnoxious.  It is cacophonous.  And it is a true turn-off – as in I turn off the...

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THE DEFINING QUOTE OF THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY

I am not making this up.  I am quoting straight from the article at cnn.com.  Today, Barack Obama said this about ISIS – which has been in existence for four years, which has grown exponentially over the past year right in front of his face, which currently controls enough money and land to declare a state of its own, which continues to...

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A Q&A YOU WON\’T BELIEVE

Here, pulled from an incredulously written article at thelid.com, is a Q&A between the hard-left, Ronan Farrow, who hosts a virtually unwatched afternoon show on (where else?) MSNBC, and Philip Agnew, a Black activist and Executive Director of something called Dream Defenders, who is one of the organizers of a day that students will walk out of class (just what students...

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THE AUTO BODY AD OF THE DECADE

Apropos of nothing political…. This actual TV ad was sent to me by our pal Toy Insurance Bob.  See if you think it is as entertaining as I do: And we all thought Sister Sledge was gone…  Ok, back to politics – where the we have hundreds of people in congress with sledgehammers, who don\’t stop after a few shots, but continue until they\’ve...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote, and it is a beauty, comes to us from ismail haniya, hamas\’s former Prime Minister, who – brave, courageous Gazan that he is, has just came out of hiding now that the cease-fire is in effect. Here, in front of a cheering crowd of 10,000 celebrants, is what haniya said about the just-ended (more likely...

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ZARA: IDIOTS, ANTI-SEMITES OR BOTH?

zara is a Spanish-owned international clothing retailer. And its people are either idiots, anti-Semites, or both. Take a good look at this item, which – incredibly – zara put out as a children\’s t-shirt.  See if it reminds you of anything from the World War II era: For readers who are drawing a blank (and I\’m sure there...

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SOFTLY AS OUR ECONOMIC GROWTH LEAVES US

Softly, I will leave you softly For my heart would break if you should wake and see me go Those lyrics are from the terrific love (or, more exactly, end of love) song, “Softly As I Leave You”.  It was recorded by Frank Sinatra in June, 1964, a half century ago. I bet Frank did not have an inkling that he could as easily have been singing about the media...

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RUSSIA INVADES THE UKRAINE

Two sure signs that Russia is about to invade The Ukraine: 1) In addition to the 20,000 Russian troops in Crimea, tens of thousands more have massed at the Ukrainian border 2) vladimir putin says he isn\’t going to do so. Now:  who is going to stop him?  Barack Obama?  You\’re kidding, right? The European Union?  Not without a strong USA in the lead...

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A FLIP-FLOP I CAN LIVE WITH

The Yankees are playing the Detroit Tigers tonight. Pitching-wise the matchup was decidedly unpromising.  The Yankees sent out rookie Shane Green, against the Tigers\’ David Price – a Cy Young Award winner with a .634 lifetime won-lost percentage. So it was not much of a surprise that, after four innings, the score was 8-1. But very surprisingly, it was the...

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TELEFRAUDULISM

By now, just about everyone knows that Robin Williams, though astoundingly talented, was also a very troubled man who fought addictions to drugs and liquor, had a somewhat checkered personal life (three wives), and committed suicide – possibly due, in part, to learning he had Parkinson\’s disease. What a great opening for a telefraudulist to try and extract money from the faithful...

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WAS CNN PUNKED BY HOWARD STERN?

For a full day, CNN has been playing an audio recording which, allegedly, picks up Darren Wilson\’s gunfire at Michael Brown.  If the audio is real, it sounds as if Wilson shot about 10 times, in two different bursts. Except… It may be a hoax recording, and CNN may have been punked…with strong suspicion that the source of the hoax is either Howard Stern or one of his...

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