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Anti-Semitism, and the “Different Experience” in the use of words

Anti-Semitism, and the Different Experience, in the use of wordsNancy Pelosi tried to offset the storm of criticism against new Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s succession of anti-Semitic remarks by claiming “I don’t think Ilhan Omar is Anti-Semitic. She has a different experience in her use of words, and she doesn’t understand that some of them are fraught with meaning she doesn’t realize.” Pelosi showed her ignorance of the cultural and ethnic background that allowed Somali-born Omar to say what she said, and mean what she said. But Pelosi did stumble on the kernel of truth behind Omar’s Jew-hating words.

So let’s examine the “different experience” of Omar’s use of words. For that we need to understand her background.

By Barry Shaw - Thursday, March 14, 2019 - Full Story

Inviting Self-Professed Socialist Democrats to Venezuela

Inviting Self-Professed Socialist Democrats to VenezuelaA magnificent idea whose time has come: Sending Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar,  and all other self-professed socialist Democrats to visit Venezuela to witness the kind of socialism they’re shilling, playing live in human tragedy.

By Judi McLeod - Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - Full Story

Antisemitism on Parade—Everything Old is New Again

Antisemitism on Parade--Everything Old is New Again”...the Democrats have become an anti-Israel party. They’ve become an anti-Jewish party.” —President Donald J. Trump

”...the chickens of the Democratic Party are coming home to roost…maybe then they will also realize that anti-Semitism, like most cancers, is fatal unless it’s removed.” Michael Goodwin, NY Post

Most people thought antisemitism had been relegated to the trash bin of history after Hitler and millions of his willing German-Polish-Austrian-French-Swiss-Belgium executioners—with savage premeditation—murdered six-million Jews in the 1930s and ‘40s, and the world—significantly after the fact—seemed to wake up to the psychotic, irrational, obsessed nature of Jew hatred.

By Joan Swirsky - Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - Full Story

Pants on Fire Michael Cohen Late to the Honesty Party

Pants on Fire Michael Cohen Late to the Honesty PartyThe Road to Damascus conversion of Michael Cohen, the now notorious, disgraced former attorney to President Trump, defies credulity, considering the world in which he lived for his entire professional life.

I’m not an attorney, nor even went to law school, but Michael Cohen’s professional resume presents evidence against him. Michael Cohen was not a simple country lawyer writing non-controversial wills and trusts, or doing rudimentary real estate closings. No, he was a known “fixer” for the Trump Organization and owned taxi cab medallions in New York City. Neither of these were environments for the faint of heart. Michael Cohen now apparently believes he can bring down the president, someone who he willingly served for many years. The most cynical of commentators believe that Michael Cohen is angling for a book or movie deal, to somehow redeem in his mind his sordid fall.

By Daniel Wiseman - Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - Full Story

Education Department Protects Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Education will no longer enforce a restriction that previously prohibited school districts from contracting with faith-based organizations to provide equitable services to vulnerable children solely due to their religious affiliation.

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act,  which governs the nation’s elementary, middle and high schools, requires that school districts offer low-income or vulnerable students who attend private schools the same services, such as special education, tutoring or mentoring, that public school students receive. The federal law also requires that organizations contracting for those services be independent of “any religious organization.”

By Liberty Counsel - Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - Full Story

Israel’s hospitals incubate products for a healthier world

Israel’s hospitals incubate products for a healthier worldIsraeli hospitals aren’t only hubs of healing; they’re also emerging as global hubs of innovation.

What’s driving this trend? Three factors unique to Israel: An aggressive problem-solving approach, a robust innovation infrastructure, and a centralized, digitized healthcare system possessing 25 years of data from cradle-to-grave electronic medical records.

By ISRAEL21c - Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - Full Story

Democrats and CNN Collude to Rig Elections

Democrats and CNN Collude to Rig ElectionsAs an outside observer it has been distressing to see the extent to which the American mainstream media has colluded with the Democratic Party in a two year campaign to impeach a duly elected president on patently false charges of colluding with the Russians to win the 2016 Presidential Campaign.

By Barry Shaw - Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - Full Story

“Every time Democrats talk, I want to Vote for Trump twice”

Every time Democrats talk, I want to Vote for Trump twiceThere is a delightful op-ed by George S. Bardmesser at the Federalist.

Here is the piece’s head and body:

Every Time Democrats Talk, I Want To Vote For Trump Twice

I am a highly motivated Trump voter because the Democrats have motivated me up to my eyeballs. I have never been more motivated in my life, because the Democrats are terrifying me.

By Matthew Vadum -- George S. Bardmesser, Federalist- Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - Full Story

Canadian Taxpayers Federation presents 21st annual Teddy Awards for government waste

OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation today held its 21st annual Teddy Waste Awards ceremony, celebrating the best of the worst in government waste from the past year. CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick served as host along with the CTF’s pig mascot Porky the Waste Hater. The awards event took place on Parliament Hill in the West Block’s Press Conference Room.

The Teddy, a pig-shaped award given annually by the CTF to government’s worst waste offenders, is named for Ted Weatherill, a former federal appointee who was fired in 1999 for submitting a panoply of dubious expense claims, including a $700 lunch for two.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - Full Story

The Post Child Democrat Party

The Post Child Democrat Party'“Is it okay to still have children?” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez wondered while making a salad.

“It’s basically like, there is a scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult and it does lead, I think young people, to have a legitimate question.”

It’s easy to dismiss her, but the loudest proponent of a Green New Deal doesn’t come up with original ideas, she just snatches extreme lefty ideas already being mainstreamed, and dumbs them down into a ridiculous and easily digestible form. Cortez hadn’t come up with the idea of cracking down on air travel or cows. And she hadn’t invented environmentalist proposals for human extinction on her own.

By Daniel Greenfield - Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - Full Story

John Taylor, a common sentinel devoted to awakening an army

John Taylor, a common sentinel devoted to awakening an armyJohn Taylor of Caroline County, Virginia (b. 1753) is not among the Pantheon of American Founders, but he merits remembering.

Multiple exchanges of correspondence between Taylor and George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison are found in their Papers. Scholarly books by Garrett Sheldon and C. William Hill, Jr., document Taylor’s role in early American political history.

In his 70 years, Taylor was many things: a lawyer who graduated from William and Mary College in 1770; a Colonel of Calvary in the American Army during the Revolutionary War; a farmer and published agriculturalist; a politician serving on-and-off in the U.S. Senate representing Virginia; a lifelong reader that included Aristotle, Cicero, Machiavelli; a husband and father of three. Somehow, amongst all that, he found time to write.

By Lee Cary - Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - Full Story

Two Great Athletes and Americans from the Days Before they Kneeled

Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Two Great Athletes and Americans from the Days Before they KneeledOn March 9, 2019, Julia Ruth Stevens, adopted daughter of Babe Ruth, the man who invented modern celebrityhood, died at 102. One of the last living people to have known Babe Ruth, she was the protector of his legacy. “I couldn’t have had a better father than him,” she always said.

Monuments to great Americans are now being torn down by Taliban copying “progressives”. After the first statue of Lee came down, can it be more than a matter of time until the last statue of Washington comes down?  You can already hear discussion of tearing plaques off of the Baseball Hall of Fame wall, and the first two names brought up to go are Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb. Cobb is chosen for allegedly being baseball’s greatest racist, a totally false picture of the man, who as a southerner of his time was remarkably egalitarian, and financed black educational causes. As an example of just one of his charitable endeavors, Cobb established the Ty Cobb Educational Foundation which gave scholarships to hundreds of young Blacks. Ruth’s “impeachment worthy” crime is being the best known player from the era of racial segregation. Sometimes Ruth’s “consorting with women of ill repute” has also been brought up as a reason for his deserving expulsion. The charge is true, and its regrettable that not all men can be as faithful as Bill Clinton.

By Dr. Alexander Nussbaum - Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - Full Story

Occasional Cortex More Zombie Than House Rep

Occasional Cortex More Zombie Than House RepIf you really want to find out who Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) really isn’t,  you have to climb down deep into the swamp slime without worrying about the muck oozing up between your toes.

It is only when you make it down to rock bottom that you can find out who AOC really isn’t.

There is no such persona as AOC, who grew up as “Sandy”.

In short, AOC is not herself, but representative of a group of political hucksters spewing their un-American mantra through her.

“The group who created AOC is Justice Democrats, an American progressive political action committee, founded on January 23, 2017, by Kyle Kulinski of Secular Talk, Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks, and former leadership from the 2016 Bernie Sanders presidential campaign.” (Wikipedia)

The AOC we see daily in mainstream and social media is the “Sandy” who launched the Green New Deal on the Western World.  She’s the zombie, dressed to kill, sent out by something called the Justice Democrats, who appointed her ‘Queen of the Surrealistic’  on what they plan as an unstoppable spree.

By Judi McLeod - Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - Full Story

Pushing Infanticide on America

Washington, D.C. – Liberty Counsel Action is currently educating legislators on Capitol Hill regarding the need for including 10 specific pro-life provisions in the fiscal year 2020 budget. These provisions include the following:

  1. Hyde Amendment (prevents tax dollars from paying for abortions outside of Medicaid)
  2. Weldon Amendment (protects religious healthcare providers from state discrimination)
  3. Conscience Protection Act (protects religious medical staff from being forced to conduct abortion procedures)
  4. Coats-Snowe (protects medical students from being forced to learn how to perform abortions)
  5. Embryonic Stem Cell Research Ban
  6. NIH Human-Animal Chimera Funding Ban
  7. Stop funding for research using aborted fetal tissue
  8. State Planned Parenthood Funding Opt Out
  9. No funding for Planned Parenthood
  10. Faith-based Adoption Agency Conscience Protections
By Liberty Counsel - Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - Full Story

Ohio Court Blocks PP Funding

CINCINNATI, OH—The full Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a prior ruling by a three-judge panel and has upheld the constitutionality of an Ohio law that blocks nearly $1.5 million that Planned Parenthood received from the state health department and federal government.

In an 11-6 vote, the appeals court overturned a lower court injunction against the law, which was signed in 2016 by then Governor John Kasich. A three-judge panel of the appeals court had upheld the injunction last April 18.

By Liberty Counsel - Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - Full Story