THE DEPARTMENT OF JUST-US: PEACE BY CENSORSHIP

I just read Trymaine Lee\’s article at MSNBC\’s web site about the upcoming town hall meetings in Ferguson, Missouri, which I am excerpting below.  See if you find it as utterly ridiculous as I do: To keep peace in Ferguson, DOJ bars media from town hall meetings Cityleaders in Ferguson, Missouri, have billed a series of upcoming townhall meetings beginning Monday night as...

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CNN\’S TAKE ON ARAB PARTICIPATION

In the previous blog we learned just how thin the “coalition” of Arab countries is for President Obama\’s air strikes on Syria. Well, here, excerpted from its current lead article, is a very different story – a much improved one – about Arab participation: Obama:Syria strikes show \’this is not America\’s fight alone\’ Thecoalition that...

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THE AIR STRIKES ON SYRIA

President Obama has ordered the commencement of air strikes on presumed ISIS targets in Syria. First things first:  whatever I think of this as a strategy, I hope it works, and works fantastically well.  The objective is to minimize the world of murdering fanatics, and if Mr. Obama\’s way of doing it works, my imaginary (I rarely wear them) hat will be off to him –...

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER

We all know the old saying “birds of a feather flock together”. Well, a good example of how this works will occur in Florida, where, according to Maggie Haberman of politico.com, Hillary Clinton will be campaigning for “Democratic” gubernatorial candidate Charlie Christ in October – headlining a dinner for him in Miami, on October 2 (the same day she is...

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THE REAL HAMAS

It troubles me that this is even an issue anymore. But since it is, here are some quotes collected from Gazans – very, very brave ones – collected by Mudar Zahran, a Palestinian from Jordan* who fled to the UK so he could dare to write the material that would get him a summary execution if hamas got their hands on him: “IfHamas does not like you for any reason all they have...

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A QUICK QUESTION ABOUT OUR ISIS (OR IS IT ISIL) STRATEGY

Since the basic element of our strategy to fight ISIS (as virtually the entire world refers to it) or ISIL (as President Barack “Tahl EE Bohn”, “Pahk EE stohn” superiorly corrects us) is to arm the moderate Syrian rebels so they can fight everyone else there…. ….can someone tell me who the moderate Syrian rebels are?  Because I would bet the house, the car...

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SPRINGTIME FOR HITLER…..FOR REAL

Mel Brooks, in “The Producers”, featured an uproariously funny musical-within-the-musical, titled “Springtime For hitler”.  The premise was that the show would be so outrageous, so beyond the pale, in such astonishingly bad taste, that it would close in one day, and they\’d be able to keep all the funds collected to stage it. That was for laughs. ...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote – and it is a pretty remarkable one – comes to us from lois lerner, who formerly headed the IRS Tax Exempt division. – during the time it ran roughshod over hundreds of 501(c)4 applicants with names that sounded like they opposed President Obama and his agenda. lerner granted a two hour interview to politico.com – and during this interview she actually...

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THE ISIS FAUXALITION

How I wish this were otherwise…. ….but evidence continues to mount that President Obama\’s “broad coalition” to fight ISIS is, in actuality, a fauxalition – i.e. a phony coalition, concocted to fool the public into thinking a President who has little or no juice with the international community is on top of things. Excerpted from an article at the Lebanese...

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HOMELAND SECURITY IN THE OBAMA ERA

How bad is it at the Department of Homeland Security? Read the following excerpts from Jerry Markon, Ellen Nakashima and Alice Crites\’ article for the Washington Post – including their lame attempt to somehow pin this on President Bush – and see for yourself: Anexodus of top-level officials from the Department of HomelandSecurity is undercutting the...

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YOU DON\’T HAVE TO BE A CHOCOLATE LOVER….

Many years ago Henry S. Levy & Sons, a Brooklyn bakery best known for its rye bread, had an advertising campaign consisting of posters – mostly in subway stations as I recall – in which people of obviously different ethnicities were enjoying delicious looking sandwiches….with the words “You don\’t have to be Jewish to Love Levy\’s real...

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PRESIDENT OBAMA\’S STEALTH COALITION

When President Bush pulled together a coalition of dozens of countries for his invasion of Iraq, did media expect to hear the names of those countries and what each would be doing? How do  you suppose media would have reacted if President Bush\’s Ambassador to the United Nations, sent out to do the Sunday morning shows, would or could not name even one of the countries, let alone what...

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ARE THESE THE PEOPLE WE ARE ARMING?

These excerpts from Rick Gladstone and Hwaida Saad\’s article in the New York Times tells the story: Animproperly mixed or possibly sabotaged measles vaccine has killed asmany as 50 children in insurgent-held areas of northwestern Syria,volunteer medical organizations and physicians reported Wednesday,forcing the suspension of a large-scale United Nations vaccinationcampaign intended to...

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WEGMAN\’S AND HOGWARTS

Apropos of nothing political…. I really like Wegman\’s.  It\’s a terrific store. But sometimes I think it has a deal with the same people who built the stairs at Hogwarts.  Because every #&$%ing time you walk in there things have been rearranged, and what used to be right here, is somewhere else that you don\’t know about and have to figure out. I have no...

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THE FERGUSON FALLOUT (CONT.)

On August 9th, Michael Brown was shot and killed by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. As of now, we have conflicting eyewitness accounts of what happened at that time, and an investigation is ongoing – both local, state and federal (I\’m still trying to figure out what possible reason 40 FBI agents – not 1 or 2, but 40 – were assigned to this case, and how...

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