Thursday, July 20, 2017

Anti-Semitism has hit unprecedented levels. Defending Israel is harder than ever. But why is that?

Sunday, June 18, 2017


Defending Israel and Fighting Anti-Semitism - My Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture

I was honored and privileged to be asked by Robert Avrech of Seraphic Secret to undertake the Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture in memory of his son Ariel, who passed away at an early age.

Robert and Karen are incredible people who have managed to transmute their loss into a search for meaning. And it was a great responsibility to be part of that and to follow speakers like David Horowitz and Larry Elder who have delivered the lecture in the past. It was also a pleasure to meet up with fellow bloggers from Bookworm Room and Rob from Joshuapundit, as well as having colleague Mark Tapson and Kyle Kyllan, producer of The Enemies Within. And thank you also to those who came from as far away as Marin County and Orange County. I was happy to meet everyone and privileged to be able to participate in this event.


The following is the text of my remarks. You can see the video above. My speech begin after opening remarks by Robert, Karen and a friend of Ariel's who shared some beautiful memories of him with us. 

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Monday, July 17, 2017

ACCORDING TO ANDREW WILKOW, here are a few things you should know:

1.  In 2016, Natalia Veselnitskaya entered the US with an override on her rejection of a visa from the State Department under an order from then attorney general, Loretta Lynch.

2.    Natalia Veselnitskaya’s law firm lists as one of its clients, Sberbank.  It is one of the biggest banks in Russia, and it answers directly to Putin.

3.    The international lobbying firm for Sberbank is the Podesta Group.  John Podesta was Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman.
4.    Bill Clinton received a $500,000 speaking fee from a Sberbank shortly after Sec of State Clinton saw to it that the Russians were awarded a huge deal that gives the country ownership of one-fifth of U.S. uranium deposits.
5.    Loretta Lynch allowed Natalia Veselnitskaya to remain in the US without a visa.
6.    Andrew asks, “If Donald Trump had direct connections to Putin, do you think if Putin was trying to get Trump elected he would let some low-level lawyer with an association to Bill Clinton get close to Donald Trump and not tell him?” Of course not.
7.    If Trump had deep ties to Putin, someone would have tipped off Trump that Natalia Veselnitskaya was trying to get into the inner circle.  But that didn’t happen — Don Jr. had no idea who she was.
8.    Based off these bullet points, Andrew lays out an incredible argument that the Russian lawyer meeting was set up and managed by Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.  He ties everything back to the mysterious tarmac meeting between Lynch and Clinton in summer 2016.  It’s truly amazing.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Conservative comedian Evan Sayet explains why, during wartime, things like “dignity” and “collegiality” simply aren’t the most essential qualities one looks for!

Evan Sayet is the author of The KinderGarden of Eden: How The Modern Liberal Thinks. His lecture to the Heritage Foundation on this same topic remains, some ten years later, by far the single most viewed lecture in their history.
My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum. They ask if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.” Here’s my answer:

We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency. We tried statesmanship. Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized “collegiality” as John McCain? We tried propriety – has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt Romney? And the results were always the same.

This is because, while we were playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality and propriety, the Left has been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky and the Chicago mob.
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Kremlin-crazed Trumpophobes snored as Hillary and Bill made Russia great again

NATIOONAL REVIEW:
The Democrats and old-guard news media (forgive the redundancy) are pathologically obsessed with the hypothesis that Team Trump and Russia rigged last November’s presidential election. If Donald J. Trump so much as played Tchaikovsky’s Marche Slav on his stereo, these leftists deduce, he was in cahoots with the Kremlin.

Meanwhile, the same folks who spy a KGB agent behind every filing cabinet in Trump’s White House are aggressively apathetic about Hillary and Bill Clinton’s policies, decisions, and actions that gave aid and comfort to Russia.
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Sunday, July 09, 2017

How Olivia de Havilland and Ronald Reagan saved Hollywood--and America--from Communism

On Olivia de Havilland’s 101st birthday [July 1, 1916], she should be remembered for being the first Hollywood liberal to publicly expose and to call for an end to the alliance with Communists and fellow-travelers. She asked Hollywood actors to choose between being advocates for liberal democracy, and giving support to the Soviet Union’s line during the start of what became the Cold War. That effort deserves to be celebrated, and de Havilland praised for her courage and the integrity of her action.
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10 biblical truths about animals

Please read all ten...but this one (#9) was particularly (and deeply) moving for me:
9. Animals teach us about the nature of justice

In Robert Bolt’s play, A Man for All Seasons, Sir Thomas More delivers a brilliant summation of God’s purpose for creating the angels, animals, plants, and humanity. Regarding animals, he observes God created them “for their innocence.” It is difficult to find a better description of animals than this. Animals appear to lack the capacity for moral reflection. They simply do what they do. Scripture supports this understanding. It was humans who ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, not animals (Gen. 3:1-7).

This observation of animal innocence is not only important for our understanding of animals. It also helps us understand our sense of justice. When we ask why we are offended by cruelty to animals, we recognize we are reacting to an innate sense within us that is repulsed by wanton violations of their innocence and vulnerability. This recognition helps us understand some of our motivations for our criminal justice system. When we punish acts of aggression against our fellow humans, we are responding to violations of their innocence and vulnerability. Such violations should be punished. Our sense of justice demands it.

Furthermore, we learn about divine justice from animals. Israel’s biblically mandated practice of substitutionary atonement provides this lesson. Scripture teaches that rebellion against God is sin. God’s holiness demands a penalty in response to this rebellion. In other words, God requires justice. Either the guilty person or an acceptable substitute must answer for human sin. God created the sacrificial system in Israel to help his people understand this reality. He commanded that this system regularly kill innocent animals in order to satisfy the demands of his divine justice (Lev. 16:1-34). The innocent animals would bear the sin of the people. This bloody display served as a symbol for what was yet to come—when the innocent Son of God would offer himself as the true, eternal, substitutionary sacrifice for the sin of all humanity (Rom. 3:21-26; 2 Cor. 5:21; Heb. 10:1-18).
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Saturday, July 08, 2017

THE GREATEST ROCK SONG EVER WRITTEN



FOREIGNER: "I Want To Know What Love Is"


The President’s speech was so magnificent it’s being compared by many to Reagan’s and Churchill’s best

President Donald Trump's Poland speech, Warsaw Ceremony on 7/6/17 (article and full video):

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Friday, July 07, 2017

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister tore ’60 Minutes Australia’ to PIECES!

This video ends off with Hotoveli saying, “So maybe you should have this interview with a “Palestinian” leader and ask him ‘Why did you refuse time after time to have independency? What are you afraid of?'”
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Thursday, July 06, 2017

Dubbing CNN “American Pravda,” James O'Keefe released three devastating CNN spy videos last week

Tuesday (6/27): American Pravda Part I – CNN Says Russia Narrative All About Ratings

Wednesday (6/28): American Pravda Part II – Van Jones admitting CNN’s Russia Collusion Narrative is a “Nothingburger”

Friday(6/30): American Pravda Part III – CNN Producer Says American Voters Are Stupid as S**t

To: CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, NPR, DEMOCRATIC PARTY, DNC, and Congress

Just a reminder to the left...

1. You said nothing when Obama used drone strikes to execute people abroad.

2. You said nothing about Russia for 50 years until Trump was inaugurated.

3. You said nothing about Hillary’s campaign manager’s brother being paid $175,000 to lift U.S. sanctions on Russia.

4. You said nothing when Obama engaged in military interventionism in Libya without Congressional approval.

5. You said nothing Obama greatly expanded presidential power through the use of Executive Orders.

6. You said nothing when Obama filled his White House with lobbyists after he said he wouldn’t.

7. You said nothing when Obama gave 47 of his fundraisers Administration jobs.

8. You said nothing about the murders and rapes at the hands of illegal immigrants.

9. You said nothing when Hillary’s net worth rose over $100 million as Secretary of State, in part, because her husband took money from foreign governments.

10. You said nothing after Obama’s net worth rose over $10 million as President.

11. You said nothing when Obama’s Justice Dept. Wiretapped/surveilled reporters such as James Rosen and the AP.

12. You said nothing when Obama restricted immigration 6 times with Executive Orders.

13. You said nothing when Obama set a record for deportations.

14. You said nothing when Bill Clinton met Loretta Lynch on the airport tarmac during the Clinton investigation.

15. You said nothing when Hillary was fed debate questions.

16. You said nothing when Obama and Hillary lied about a video and Benghazi.

17. You said nothing when Obama’s IRS abused the rights of taxpayers.

18. You said nothing when Obama’s White House held meetings with lobbyists in coffee shops near the White House to avoid disclosure requirements.

19. You said nothing when Eric Holder sold the guns you hate to criminals and some were used to kill Americans.

20. You said nothing when the Clinton’s took White House property.

21. You said nothing when Hillary laughed off defending a child-rapist.

22. You said nothing when Hillary lied about her private use of a private email server as Secretary of State.

23. You said nothing when Janet Reno, under Bill Clinton, used a tank to kill the Branch Dividians.

24. You said nothing when, on May 13, 1985, a bomb was dropped on a row house in Philadelphia to uproot the black liberation group known as Move, resulting in a fire that eventually burned down 61 houses, killed 11 people (including five children) And injured dozens.

25. You said nothing was Elian Gonzales was forcibly deported using guns.

26. You said nothing when George Soros paid protesters to burn parts of Ferguson.

27. You said nothing about states’ rights until Trump's Executive orders on immigration.

28. You said nothing about Obama’s smoking.

29. You said nothing about the record numbers of people on government assistance.

30. You said nothing about the number of part time and low paying jobs under the Obama recovery.

31. You said nothing when Obama had SWAT teams raid a Gibson guitar factory and seize property, on the purported basis that Gibson had broken India’s environmental laws—but no charges were filed.

32. You said nothing when Obama claimed that the Fort Hood shooting was “workplace violence” rather than terrorism.

33. You said nothing about when Obama ended some terror asylum restrictions, by allowing asylum for people who provided only “insignificant” or “limited” material support of terrorists.

34. You said nothing when the national debt doubled under Obama.

35. You said nothing when 9 times the Supreme Court unanimously overturned Obama’s expansive use of Executive Power.

36. You said nothing when Obama dismissed charges filed by Bush Administration against New Black Panther Party members who were videotaped intimidating voters at a Philadelphia polling station during the 2008 election.

37. You said nothing when Obama released Guantanamo detainees were released and went back to kill Americans.

38. You said nothing when Obama unilaterally changed Congressional law by Executive Order.

39. You said nothing when Obama fired an inspector general after investigating an $850,000 AmeriCorps grant received by a nonprofit run by former NBA star and Obama supporter Kevin Johnson.

40. You said nothing about the 36 Obama’s executive office staffers that owed $833,970 in back taxes.

41. You said nothing when Obama Killed four Americans overseas in counterterrorism operations without a judicial process.

So if you are voicing your objections about the months of Trump, I’m sorry... we can't hear you because you said NOTHING before!!!



Monday, July 03, 2017

COMPARE PROPOSALS TO REPLACE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (Interactive)

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
(Interactive)
COMPARE PROPOSALS to REPLACE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have committed to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). How do their replacement proposals compare to the ACA? How do they compare to each other?
Plans available for comparison:
  • The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (PDF) – Updated 6.26.2017
  • The American Health Care Act, as passed by the House of Representatives on May 4, 2017 (PDF)
  • The Affordable Care Act, 2010 (PDF)
More plans for comparison:
  • Rep. Tom Price’s Empowering Patients First Act, 2015 (PDF)
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan’s A Better Way: Our Vision for a More Confident America, 2016 (PDF)
  • Sen. Bill Cassidy’s Patient Freedom Act, 2017 (PDF)
  • Sen. Rand Paul’s Obamacare Replacement Act, 2017 (PDF)
  • House Discussion Draft, February 10, 2017 (PDF)