This one is so laughably fallacious that the charge hardly seems worth so much effort. Reality can be a cruel mistress however, as there is something far more mendacious under the surface of this charge. It is that something, that has me far more worried than the laughably false claim itself.
Let's look at the Apartheid State claim, with respect to Israel itself. There is only one Democracy in the entirety of the Middle East. There is only one nation in the entire…Continue
I'm still working on that book of mine, so things will still be short this week. I'm making some good progress, I promise. As you may have guessed from the above title, the above graphic is not something with which I agree. In fact, seeing it last week caused coffee to shoot through my nose, necessitating the usage of a baby wipe to clean my capitalism produced relatively inexpensive flat screen monitor, which years ago replaced the television looking thing.
We've had a few more sightings of Democrats who will do and say anything in an effort to attain electoral success during this midterm season. By doing and saying anything of course, I mean tell any lie and jettison completely their core beliefs in an all out effort to hoodwink voters who may or may not be paying full attention to the political world around them.
The message of course is that you can have fiscal and economic sanity, while still not pulling the lever for the knuckle…Continue
I'm still working on the book this week, so anything I do post will once again be short and sweet. I was all set to deliver the usual hour long video of smart people speaking to smart subjects, when this little gem crossed my bad news feed known as facebook. Go ahead and give it a read, and then we can have a very brief discussion about it later.
The European Space…
So, what's the first thing a Muslim former employee at a food distribution plant does when his co-workers rebuff his efforts to convert them to Islam, wishing to show the virtues and grace his religion offers? (His efforts and persistence to convert his fellow workers was in fact so annoying and offensive to those with whom he worked, that it became a factor in his loss of employment.)
The answer of course,…Continue
First, don't allow your hopes for an apolitical Attorney General to carry you away to a place where Unicorns roam the streets of your little town. Who ever fills that post for the remaining couple of years of our national nightmare will still have been appointed by Barack Obama, and my guess is that he'll find someone who is as nearly a perfect Xerox copy of the original as the DNA might allow. Competence will not be the major consideration, politics will.
Over this past weekend, Environmental activists met in New York City for a couple of days of organized mayhem. The above picture is a small sample of what gifts they bestowed upon the ecology of Manhattan. The clean up will doubtless cost the productive citizens of New York a veritable fortune. So much for leading by example, a relatively soft ball question asked of RFK Jr. and Leonardo DiCaprio which was summarily swung at and missed by both. RFK whiffed for his…Continue
I've been wavering back and forth on whether the GOP's support for giving the President what he's asked for in terms of his AUMF to manage that JV team, now known as ISIS, is the right or wrong thing to do. In the end, and I know this will anger half of you out there, I'm going to say that John Boehner, as much as I don't like admitting that he got something right, got this one right. It's not a simple question, and it did take me a while to arrive here, but in the end,…Continue
Here's an alternative to an hour's worth of network television this weekend. It's a couple of years old, but still holds relevancy to today's world. It's Mark Steyn's speech to the Heritage Foundation from Late April, 2012. He makes a couple of strong points, not the least of which echoes something I've been saying for years. He drives home the point that we fail to see, which is that the borders we've imposed upon many of the Muslim Nations during the early part of the last century means…Continue
Pay close attention to this interview, as Jack Ma espouses his business philosophy and attributes his success to those concepts repeatedly taught by Adam Smith, Frederic Bastiat, F.A. Hayek, Ludwig Von Mises, Milton Friedman, Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, and countless others.
He created something that other people…Continue
UC San Diego holds a week long festival of Jew Hatred every year, lovingly called, "Israel Apartheid Week." The Muslim Student Association, one of the groups officially listed by the Department of Justice as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Terror Funding Case and subsequent trial, and was proven in that same document to be a member constituency of the Muslim Brotherhood, hosts the event every year. The entire purpose of the event is to whip up Antisemitism amongst…Continue
On July 24, 1959, Richard Nixon, then Vice President of the United States of America, met with Nikita Khrushchev, then the Soviet Head of State, in an exhibition presented in Moscow of America's economic accomplishment. A replica of a house was built as a part of the exhibit, ostensibly showing what an American of moderate means could afford for himself in terms of housing and various consumer products. The two leaders had an impromptu debate in the kitchen of the house,…Continue
Welcome to 2014, a year in which being aggrieved on behalf of someone else has become a multi Billion Dollar cottage industry. Buckets of cash are waiting to be raked in by liberals self appointing themselves to speak out on behalf of a group who they feel should be upset about something. The something is not all that important. In fact, the more trivial the better, since defending trivial matters is damned near impossible.
There's nothing more…Continue
Thirteen years ago today, I opened my store at 8:00 am, as my usual routine dictated. Tuesday September 11, 2001 was a beautiful day, clear blue skies, warm, and perfect. My first employees were scheduled to come in at 9:00. Typically, on Tuesdays, I would have anywhere from 15 to 20 members of the Arabic community who had recently moved into my Short West Side neighborhood, come into my store in order to purchase in bulk, the supplies that they'd turn around and sell in their convenience…Continue
Words fail me now, after having read this, so I'll just link to it instead. For those who missed the basic premise, failed to see it through to the end, and I'll admit that it took me a few sit downs, I'll give a summation. Since the Stimulus Program, and the ensuing Quantitative Easing, as massive as they were, (meaning the largest in human history,)…Continue
I saw the above picture in that bad news feed known as Facebook. I guess, purely for the purposes of a good laugh, that I'll play along. I believe that this theory has two possible lines of sophomoric thought attached to it. One, that it is the name Obamacare, and not the concept of a government take over of our entire health care delivery system that people are upset about.…Continue
As the professional thugs who spend their days organizing for the destruction of America waste yet another precious block of time, trying to force yet another nationalized dose of economic arsenic down the collective throat of the public, we've been blessed to witness yet another miracle of yet another recovery summer. $15 per hour or bust, that's the arbitrary line du jour between survival and not being able to afford the government approved food pellets without…Continue
Once again, we'll start this one with a definition from the Webster Dictionary.
Ad Hominem -
appealing to one's prejudices, emotions, or special interests rather than to one's intellect or reason.
attacking an opponent's character rather than answering his argument.
The second piece of reference I'd like to use as a preface would be rule 12 from Saul Alinsky's, "Rules For Radicals," which is the official play…Continue
“We know that if we are joined by the international community, we can continue to shrink ISIL’s sphere of influence, its effectiveness, its financing, its military capabilities to the point where it is a manageable problem, and the question is going to be making sure we’ve got the right strategy but also making sure we’ve got the international will to do it.”
-Barack Hussein Obama - September 2, 2014
I was going to do something today…Continue
As this is happening, in real time all around the globe, our President has made it a point to appear as if he hasn't a worry in the world. In fact, he gave a speech to the American Legion last week in which he told the largest organization of retired former members of the military that in his view, America has never been more capable of…Continue