Friday, August 30, 2013

Mr.President, if you must send a message, use Facebook

President Obama has said that a "low level" attack on Syria would "send a message" to Assad.
A message that almost certainly would result in more death in civil war torn Syria.
The President said that down the road "bad guys" might get Syria's chemical weapons and use them on us.
The opposition in Syria, who we support, are increasingly, hard core Jihadis, including Al qaeda.
To the extent that we injure the Assad regime, we would be aiding Al Qaeda and other Jihadis, the very "bad guys" the President referred to.
Let's get the facts before we bomb another Arab country, and by all means, let's not do this alone.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Miley Cyrus, Twerking, is This The End Times?

It's the talk of the entertainent  world, Miley Cyrus, AKA, Hannah Montana, "twerking" at the Video Music Awards, wearing a nude colored bikini, demonstrating the versatility of her posterior and her tongue while singing her latest, and possibly her biggest hit.
Some are shocked, some are revolted, I even read an article that claimed this performance signaled the end of Western civilization.
In actuality, the performance was about a 20 year old billionaire shaking her booty and singing a decent enough tune, which will probably go platinum, thanks in part to the shock factor.
Miley Cyrus has talent, she did a superb cover of Dylan's  "You're gonna make me lonesome when you go" recently, which attracted little attention and therefore, encouraged her to go in a different direction.
As for all the too will pass, and Miley will either concentrate on her considerable vocal talent and acting abilities, or not.
Life will go on as before.
We wish her luck.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Did Syrian Rebels Use Chemical weapons?

The UN inspection units have been in Syria for days, since before the recent alleged nerve agent attack.
Why would Assad allow the largest attack using nerve gas in twenty-five years knowing the inspectors were right there?
He wouldn't.

Would Islamists murder their own  people to convince the world powers to step in on their side?

Islamists in Egypt recently forced the government to use force to break up Muslim Brotherhood terror activities.

Extremist Muslims routinely commit murders,  rapes and other forms of criminal acts.

In Syria, both sides are allied to terrorists.
Neither side is acting honorably, therefore the US can't fully commit to either side.

Before the President states that the "redline has been crossed", we need to be certain about which faction may have used CW's.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Taliban Condemns Egypt

The Taliban today condemned Egyptian security forces for combatting Muslim Brotherhood terrorists.
The Taliban, one of the most brutal terrorist groups in the world is famous for terrorising women and girls in Afghanistan and murdering unarmed civilians.
The Egyptian military is supported by all people who oppose terrorism and Sharia style dictatorship.

Egyptian Security Left With No Choice

Yesterday, according to witnesses,terrorists from the Muslim Brotherhood terror group attacked Policemen, tortured and murdered a police chief and looted and burned at least ten Christian Coptic churches. In response, as shown on video, the security forces fought back and emerged victorious against heavily armed Muslim Brotherhood terrorists. One civilian commented, "The Brotherhood are criminals, they are raping Christian women and pillaging Christian churches. Do not believe CNN or Al Jazeera, ask the Egyptian people. We want democracy, not Sharia imposed by Brotherhood terrorists." The terrorists proclaimed today a day of "Revenge and Rage" as a few thousand terrorists took to the streets armed with Russian made rifles and throwing Molotov cocktails at Police. So far today, 60 terrorists have been killed. For more on the terror situation in Egypt, watch this space.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Kudos For Egyptian Military

Yesterday, militant Islamists of the Muslim Brotherhood terror organization murdererd 40 Egyptian police and desecrated several Christian churches. The pro-democracy security forces responded by dispersing the terrorists who have been disrupting Egypt since the Islamist Morsi was removed from power. Videos shown on the BBC captured terrorists from the Muslim Brotherhood firing on police and security forces with automatic weapons. The Egyptian Military should be recognized for their readiness to defend democracy and oppose the radical Islamists of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Egyptian Terrorists Routed

—Egyptian security forces stormed two sprawling sit-ins by terrorist Muslim Brotherhood supporters shortly after dawn Wednesday, firing weapons, bulldozing tents and beating and arresting protesters in raids that Morsi’s political party said caused heavy casualties.

A senior Health Ministry official, Ahmed el-Ansari, said a total of nine people were killed and 50 injured at the two sites. But the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, which backs the ousted president, claimed that more than 2,000 people died. The party initially said 500 protesters were killed and about 9,000 wounded in the raids.

Watch this space for more..

Saturday, August 10, 2013

The shanda factor: What makes Jewish sex scandals different?

From left, Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer and Bob Filner, three Jewish politicians seeking to move on after misdeeds. (United States Congress/Getty Images/City of San Diego)
From left, Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer and Bob Filner, three Jewish politicians seeking to move on after misdeeds. (United States Congress/Getty Images/City of San Diego)
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The guy with the socks up. The guy with the pants down. The guy with the headlocks. The guy who tweets and deletes.
What is it with these male politicos? And why are they all Jewish?
The cloistered community that is Washington’s Jewish elite collectively choked a little Saturday morning as it progressed through a column in which Gail Collins of The New York Times named the protagonists of what she dubbed the “Weiner Spitzer summer.”
“Ever since the Clinton impeachment crisis, we’ve been discovering how much personal misbehavior we’re prepared to ignore in elected officials,” Collins wrote. “Hypocrisy, for sure. Adultery, definitely. Chronic lying, maybe. Financial skullduggery, possibly.”
Those seeking absolution this month for past misdeeds include Anthony Weiner, now running for New York mayor, who quit Congress in 2011 after he was caught saluting a female Twitter fan in his boxer briefs; Eliot Spitzer, now in a bid to be Gotham’s comptroller, who quit as the state’s governor in 2008 after the revelation that he patronized high-priced call girls — and allegedly kept his knee-highs on while doing so; and Bob Filner, who quit Congress last year to become San Diego’s first Democratic mayor in 20 years and is now facing a welter of sexual harassment claims, including allegations involving something called the “Filner headlock.”
Collins also bewilderingly brought in the bewildering case of Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), who was caught tweeting and deleting messages to a bikini model during the State of the Union address in February. Turns out she was his recently discovered love child. Then it was discovered she wasn’t. Then he commented on the looks of a reporter who asked him about the situation.
In her column, Collins did not identify the protagonists as Jewish, but their collective appearance in print unsettled Jewish political players who were whispering their names at social gatherings over the weekend.
“If we need a reminder of how Jews are like everyone else, this is a useful one,” said Ann Lewis, who as White House communications director managed the fallout from President Bill Clinton’s sex scandal and whose brother, former Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank, was caught up in a scandal in the 1980s involving a gay escort. “It does help bring us down to earth.”
Unlike other lawmakers caught in scandal, Lewis said, Jewish politicos are less likely to face the charges of hypocrisy that have afflicted others caught with their pants down.
“Jewish politicians by and large have not been huge advocates of patrolling other people’s sex lives,” Lewis said.
The cases all have their own particularities.
Spitzer’s lapses were crimes, though he was never prosecuted for them. Filner’s might yet land him in court; his former communications director said this week that she was suing the mayor for sexual harassment. Weiner’s is just bizarre, though no one has suggested it is criminal. And Cohen’s appears to be the rare case of smoke being just smoke, sans fire.
Filner thus far has rejected calls for his resignation, while Spitzer and Weiner are both trying to rehabilitate their political careers after retreating from the spotlight in the wake of the scandals. On Monday, however, Weiner acknowledged that he had sent more explicit photos and texts to a woman after he resigned from Congress in 2011.
Steve Cohen, a Tennessee congressman, believed bikini model Victoria Brink was his daughter, but it turned out not to be the case. (United States Congress/Facebook)
Steve Cohen, a Tennessee congressman, believed bikini model Victoria Brink was his daughter, but it turned out not to be the case. (United States Congress/Facebook)
The Cohen saga began in February, when reporters noticed his tweet to bikini model Victoria Brink, who had told Cohen via Twitter that she had seen him on TV. “pleased u r watching, ilu,” he replied, using the shorthand for “I love you.”
The unmarried Cohen had a relationship with Brink’s mother, who had told the congressman that the model was his daughter. CNN reported last week, however, that a DNA test showed Cohen and Brink are not related.
Asked about the situation by a young female reporter, Cohen said, “You’re very attractive, but I’m not talking about it.” Cohen almost immediately sought out the reporter to apologize, saying he had not meant anything untoward.
“Been tough week, then this,” Cohen said in a tweet. “Sad 2 say I’m not perfect.”
Political observers attribute the various scandals to the same factors that have led other politicians into the halls of shame: arrogance, insularity and just plain loneliness.
“Anyone who wants to run for Congress has to be a little bit crazy, and that includes Jewish members of Congress,” said a longtime Capitol Hill staffer who has worked for a number of Jewish lawmakers — none tinged by scandal.
The perpetual fundraising, unfettered accolades from supporters and the rarity of staffers who push back when a boss crosses the line insulate lawmakers from reality checks, according to a number of Hill staffers. The rigors of living one’s life under the constant glare of media scrutiny may also be a factor.
“When people are separated from their families for a long period of time, things occur that wouldn’t necessarily occur if your family was there,” said Robert Wexler, a former congressman who described his first months in Washington as hellish, eventually leading to his decision to move his family north so he could spend more time with them.
The move was not without a price. In 2008, Wexler came under fire when it was revealed he no longer maintained a residence in his Florida constituency.
“Eventually, your political opponent will claim you are of Washington,” he said.
Sex scandals have not always sounded the death knell for political careers.
 New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and wife Huma Abedin at a news conference in New York City at which Weiner acknowledged that he engaged in lewd online conversations with a woman after his resignation from Congress, July 23, 2013. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and wife Huma Abedin at a news conference in New York City at which Weiner acknowledged that he engaged in lewd online conversations with a woman after his resignation from Congress, July 23, 2013. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Frank continued to serve in Congress for more than two decades after revelations that he patronized a male escort and then hired him as a personal aide. Weiner is leading in several recent polls, and has never polled lower than second since declaring his candidacy in May. And Spitzer enjoys a commanding lead over his Democratic primary opponent, Scott Stringer, the Jewish Manhattan borough president.
“It’s not the end of the world,” Lewis said. “They have a lot of work to do, but if I go back and think about Jewish tradition, you are encouraged to give people another chance.”
But the scandals have certainly exacted a price. Barbara Goldberg Goldman, a leading Democratic fundraiser, said the Weiner scandal was a factor in her decision to fundraise for one of his opponents, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
“Because I am Jewish, because I am a Democrat and I am active in that arena, I see it as a tragedy” that Weiner and Spitzer are running again, Goldman said.
“There are many fine qualified candidates out there who do not come with the baggage,” she said. “Find another day job. It’s chutzpah.”

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