THE PROPHET IBRAHAM

Suppose someone wrote these words, say, 7 months ago. Obama\’s “it will take time” [to defeat IS] assertion prompts the following prediction: U.S. airstrikes on IS targets will continue to be just enough to pacify those calling for action against the caliphate (“we\’re doing what we can”). The official [U.S. government\’s] narrative will be that the...

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HILLARY CLINTON? SELF INTEREST? WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT….

Want to see a fascinating little tidbit, which anyone who follows Hillary Clinton – by that I mean with an open mind instead of with his/her tongue hanging out and salivating with love and joy – will not at all be surprised by? Here is the first paragraph of Stephan Braun and Jack Gillum\’s article for the Associated Press, via The Washington Post: In the Clinton...

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AL SHARPTON\’S DAUGHTER: KEEPING UP THE FAMILY TRADITION

I\’ll make this short and to the point. Last year, Dominique Sharpton, al sharpton\’s daughter, sprained/twisted her ankle due, she claims, to an uneven sidewalk, while walking down the street in New York\’s SoHo district (where my wife and I were last night, by the way).  The She thereupon sued the city of New York for $5 million, on the grounds that her ankle...

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WHAT IF IT WERE A COP?

 Ken Berwitz A 14 year old boy, Christopher Duran, was shot down in the street and killed yesterday. Though we do not know for sure, all indications are it was a specific hit job. So what could anyone possibly have against this young 7th grade student? Well, read the following excerpts from yesterday\’s article in the New York Post and you\’ll have your answer: He flashed...

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TED CRUZ PUTS THE WOOD TO A REPORTER

I would not support Ted Cruz for President.  But that doesn\’t mean I don\’t like – in this case, love – how he takes apart media people who dutifully, even reflexively, barf out the same crap at Republicans over and over again instead of asking a range of substantive questions. This exchange occurred Tuesday, between Senator Cruz and Kevin Steele...

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GALLUP AND GAYS: THE REPUBLICAN SHIFT

Let\’s start with a few things anyone who reads this blog already knows: -I believe in completely equal rights for gay people, very much including the right to marry, -I am 100% certain that the sexual orientation of gay people is not learned, it is within them, no more or less than the sexual orientation of straight people, -And even if it were learned, what of it?  No...

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HILLARY’S HANWHA PROBLEM

Ever hear of  the Hanwha group?  If not, you will.  Count on it. Hanwha is a Korean chemical and explosives company, with a shady former convict of a CEO named Kim Seung-youn.  It has handed over millions of dollars to the Clintons, both in the form of “donations” to the Clinton foundation and unconscionably ridiculous amounts for “speeches” – which anyone with...

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OBAMACARNAGE (CONT.): THE RATE RUNUP

Excerpted from An article by Chris Matthews (no, not that one) of Time.com: Health insurers on many state exchanges are requesting the right to increase premiums by upwards of 50%. President Obama\’s signature legislative achievement-the healthcare law popularly known as Obamacare-is facing a potentially existential fight in the Supreme Court in 2015. According to a report published...

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HILLARY CLINTON: DOES STUPIDITY COUNT FOR SOMETHING?

Let us, just for this one blog, pretend that there was no legal reason, and no policy reason, for then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to keep her emails on a federal server, or to be sure they were not deleted. I admit this takes a healthy dose of suspension of disbelief, but let\’s try anyway. Ok.  Now what about sheer stupidity? From Michael S. Schmidt\’s article...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote comes to us from that fabled Commander In Chief, President Barack Obama. Here is what Mr. Obama had to say about the fall of Ramadi – a strategically located city maybe 75 miles from Baghdad – to ISIS….oh, excuse me, ISIL (that\’s what the really smart people call it): “No, I don\’t think we\’re losing.  There\’s no...

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BALTIMORE CRIME: MAYOR RAWLING-BLAKE\’S PLAN

Here, in its entirety (because it is so small) is Yvonne Wenger\’s article about crime in Baltimore since Freddie Gray\’s death: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called the city\’s recent spike in violence “disheartening” Thursday as police work to address a dramatic increase in homicides and nonfatal shootings. “It\’s extremely frustrating,” the...

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JUST IN CASE I DIDN\’T FEEL OLD ENOUGH….

….I just read that, other than Boston\’s Fenway Park and Chicago\’s Wrigley Field, Dodger Stadium – where the Dodgers finally settled after fleeing Brooklyn and nesting for four years at the Los Angeles Coliseum, is the oldest ballpark in the Major Leagues. Is that depressing?  Let\’s just say I\’m fighting the urge to walk into the middle of my...

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MARILYN MOSBY & IGNORANCE OF THE LAW

Most of us grew up knowing that ignorance of the law is no excuse. But what about when a just-elected State Attorney is ignorant of the law.  What happens then? With a major – and I do mean major – nod to Andrew Branca of legalinsurrection.com, he has put together an article which makes it crystal-clear that, when it comes to the law, as it relates to the Baltimore 6 (the...

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THE HINDSIGHT GAME

With Hillary Clinton incommunicado for over a month (other than a few questions at one event which were answered with what amounted to rehearsed talking points), the only presidential hopefuls to ask anything of are Republicans… ….which is pretty clearly a source of great glee to many media people, as they play “gotcha” with one after another of them, while (with few...

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