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December 2013


This is one of those World War 2 songs that mists the eyes.

Dreaming of home at this Christmas time
Even more than I usually do
And although I know it’s a long road back
I promise you

I’ll be home for Christmas
You can count on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents by the tree

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light gleams
I’ll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams

Lyrics by James Kimball Gannon- an author and lawyer Music by Walter Kent, a Jewish architect.

Obama’s Powers or Lawlessness? — on The Glazov Gang

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/frontpagemag-com/obamas-powers-or-lawlessness-on-the-glazov-gang/ Obama’s Powers or Lawlessness? — on The Glazov Gang This week’s Glazov Gang, hosted by Monty Morton, was joined by Morgan Brittany, Dwight Schultz and Michael Chandler. The Gang gathered to discuss Obama’s Powers or Lawlessness? Part I:


http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/davidhornik/ari-shavits-doomed-israel/ I haven’t read My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel, the new New York Times bestseller by Israeli left-of-center journalist Ari Shavit. In my book-reviewing days I read more than my fill of “Israel is losing its soul” books. I have a lot of resistance to subjecting myself to another, along with other priorities. Shavit, of course, is not just […]


http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/america-takes-down-osama-bin-ladens-lawyer/ Osama bin Laden’s lawyer didn’t live in a cave in Afghanistan. Like so many terrorist lawyers, he was a New Yorker. His law office, which has seen more terrorists and their files pass through it than an Afghan cave, sits above a Muslim 99 cent store that offers discounted napkins, sandals and toasters, and […]



Dorothy Parker knew how to give credit where due — in verse, no less: “If, with the literate, I am / Impelled to try an epigram / I never seek to take the credit; / We all assume that Oscar said it.” Hillary Clinton, being Hillary Clinton, once stole a perfectly good line from Oscar Wilde, and, being Hillary Clinton, messed it up: “The market knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.” Wilde’s formulation, in Lady Windermere’s Fan, did not describe “the market” but “a cynic.” No doubt Mrs. Clinton believes the market to be cynical, or the product of cynicism.

The belief that markets are cold and inhumane is one of the great errors of our time, and it leads to a great deal of public stupidity, from British unionist Len McCluskey’s declaration that “there are some things too important to be left to the market” to endless Democratic demands that we put “people over profits.” Mitt Romney was mocked for maintaining that “corporations are people,” but that mockery is only one more piece of evidence that Mr. Romney is a good deal more intelligent than his critics: Of course corporations are people. That is what the word “corporation” means — a group of people acting as one body (corpus) toward some shared end. “Corporation” assumes “people” the way “hive” assumes “bees.” Profits accrue to people. Scratch an evil corporation and a retired teacher bleeds: Government pension and benefits funds such as CalPERS are among the largest shareholders in the United States, and the world. Two-thirds of Chevron shares are held by mutual funds, which are in turn held by what Mr. Romney recognizes, seemingly alone, as people.



Whatever horrifying condition deprived Pajama Boy of his genitals, I suppose we must be thankful he can’t pass it along to future generations. But the leftism represented by this genderless icon has been on full display recently — and it’s as awful to look upon as the poor, sad mutilated soul in the picture above.

Take for instance, the American Studies Association [1]‘s recent academic boycott of greedy, big-nosed Jews. Okay, they didn’t put it that way exactly — the modern leftist anti-semite doesn’t say “Jew,” he says “Israel,” or “Zionist.” But anti-semitism is what it is both pure and simple. Whatever violation of human rights you can contrive to find in Israeli security measures, they are nothing compared to the day-to-day oppression of women (half the population, remember), non-Muslims and other humans in the surrounding Muslim countries. So why not boycott them as well?

ASA spokesman Reinhard Heydrich [2] (Obergruppenfuhrer retired) explained the scholars’ reasoning.

If there is one thing we learned from Adolf Hitler’s war against the Jews it is that we must not demonize the other. And if there is one thing we learned from Edward Said’s book Orientalism it is that the other is Muslim. And Muslims don’t like Jews. Therefore we must wage war against the Jews.

When it was pointed out to Heydrich that Muslims are at war with every other religion and secularism as well and that it is therefore unfair to single out the Jews, Heydrich explained, “But they’re Jews!”

And yes, I made those quotes up… but only because I know it’s difficult for these academics to appear in public while wearing pajamas, and having no genitals.

Now, while the Jews are the most persecuted people in human history, they are not at this very moment the most persecuted religious group on earth. That would be Christians. Luckily, however, gender-deprived Pajama Boy leftists have not left this persecution unattended.

There are all sorts of opinions an honest person of good will might have about homosexuality. Mine are liberal — and, believe me, I’ve taken my full complement of crap about them from commenters, emailers and friends (who at least pick up the drinks tab now and then). But there is only one true opinion to have about A&E’s suspension [3] of Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson: it is a sin, somewhere between adultery and bestiality. So it’s like cheating on your spouse with a sheep.

Robertson gave an interview to GQ [4] in which, in his inimitable rough-spoken way, he grouped homosexual activity with the other sins — while also pointing out, as has been under-reported, that we must all repent and love one another going forward. For this, A&E knocked him off what is one of the most popular cable shows ever. They should be boycotted for this. It is, as openly lesbian intellectual Camille Paglia [5] put it succinctly, “punitive PC, utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist.” Other decent gays [6] have concurred, God bless them.

But the rest of you liberals… listen, I know you. I know a lot of you are against the kind of oppressive and bigoted activity that is becoming more and more emblematic of leftist thought and action. But there comes a point where if you’re not against them, you’re for them.

Take a look in the mirror, liberals. Are you beginning to see Pajama Boy in there? Take it as a warning. Side with the left long enough, and your genitals fall off. As well they should.


http://pjmedia.com/blog/why-transform/?print=1 When I heard Barack Obama exulting in the fundamental transformation of America that he promised to bring about in his 2008 speech [1] at the University of Missouri, I was dumbfounded. Why, I thought, would anyone want to transform the most dynamic and successful nation on the face of the planet? Improve it gradually […]


http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2013/12/22/the-ten-worst-u-s-purveyors-of-antisemitism-8-john-mearsheimer/?print=1 Up until 2006 John Mearsheimer, professor of political science at the University of Chicago, was a scholarly exponent of the realist school, which holds that foreign policy is driven by interests and not by domestic politics. That year, however, Mearsheimer, with coauthor and fellow realist Stephen Walt of Harvard, published—both on the website of […]

Peace through Power, War through Weakness: A Tale of Two Middle East Policies : Andrew Harrod


“Strategic threats are growing longer and longer,” Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Captain Barak Raz stated with respect to the dangers facing his country.

Raz, the IDF Central Command’s former Judea and Samaria (West Bank) Division spokesperson, spoke during a Dec. 10, 2013, conference call discussing growing dangers to Western interests in the Middle East.

The conference call occurred in lieu due to inclement weather of a Capitol Hill panel sponsored by the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET), a pro-American and pro-Israeli Washington, DC think tank. Raz focused on Israeli policy vis-à-vis the Palestinians in the conflicted Judea and Samaria/West Bank. Lebanese Christian Middle East scholar Walid Phares, meanwhile, joined Raz to discuss the role of Iran’s nuclear weapons program in Middle Eastern security.

CLARE LOPEZ:Iranians: Geneva is ‘Treaty of Hudaybiyyah’


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the deal brokered in late November 2013 in Geneva between the P5+1 allows Iran to “continue its [nuclear] enrichment” activities. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says that the deal does not recognize a “right to enrich.” (Here’s the text of the so-called “Joint Plan of Action – http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/other/IranP5plus1jointplanofaction131124en.pdf – the Iranians are right.)

President Obama hailed the Geneva agreement as the most “significant and tangible” progress to date toward ensuring that Iran “cannot build a nuclear weapon.” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Marzieh Afkham said “There is no treaty and no pact.” (It’s a “letter of intent,” say the Iranians.) For his part, the Iranian negotiator, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, exulted that the document explicitly recognized the inclusion of an Iranian enrichment program in the final deal (it does).

There’s at least one major point of agreement, however, for both Americans and Iranians (although it’s doubtful the U.S. negotiating team actually understands what it means). That single point of agreement is about the temporary nature of the pact/letter/Joint Plan of Action: first it was going to be for six months, then it would be for six months after a few more details were worked out, then the technical discussions in Vienna collapsed on 11 December, then Secretary Kerry said the talks would continue in a few days. And then Mohammad Sadeq Al-Hosseini, formerly a political advisor to Iranian President Khatami and now a TV commentator, clarified everything.