RICH LOWRY: OBAMA VS. THE SELF MADE MAN….SOCIALIZING SUCCESS If Bartlett’s ever puts together a collection of insultingly deflating quotations, it should include President Barack Obama’s take on business success before a crowd in Virginia the other day: “If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.” Obama was explaining — as is his wont — why the rich should pay […]

PANIC MODE SETS IN….AS POLLS SHOW NO GAIN FOR OBAMA…JOHN NOLTE The media narrative and the Obama campaign narrative has been, per the usual, exactly the same. We keep hearing about how Obama’s dishonest attacks against presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney — which have been going on for somewhere around 11,484 unrelenting days now — are taking a real toll on Romney, especially in swing […]

As I have written in other posts, there is serious trouble in Egypt. Their constitutional court recently disbanded the nation’s parliament in a bid to end the influence Islamists enjoyed there. Yet even as they disbanded it, the Egyptian people elected a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi, for president. Meanwhile, Egypt’s military is supporting the constitutional court’s decision to disband parliament, thus Morsi and the military are estranged to say the least.

Enter Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, who is siding with Morsi in the contentious situation and is calling on the military to back Morsi instead of the constitutional court. She justifies this by saying she simply wants to guarantee “a full transition to democratic rule” in Egypt.

Her idea of guaranteeing a full transition is to side with the Islamists?

The Palestinian Arabs: Delegitimising Israel, Islamifying Jesus, & Fooling The World (Plus A Willing BBC) With Fabricated History
The Palestinian Arabs: Delegitimising Israel, Islamifying Jesus, & Fooling The World (Plus A Willing BBC) With Fabricated History
On Friday the odious BBC carried a report about an Arab singer from Haifa who has won an Israeli talent show featuring Mizrachi music, part of her act featuring a Hebrew song that commemorates Israeli soldiers slaughtered by Palestinian “militants”. Instead of dwelling on the positive aspects of the young woman’s victory, the BBC used the report, written by Farhana Dawood, as a hook on which to hang gratuitous propaganda against the Jewish State.

There’s the bludgeoned-home (wrongful) message that Mizrachi music is yet another thing that the grasping Zionist usurpers have stolen from the Arabs:

‘Ala Hlehel, a well-known Arab writer and cultural commentator, says Mizrahi music is very popular in Israel but he insists its roots are Arab.

He feels the music is an imitation of Arab music utilising similar instruments and vocal techniques.

“You know the Mizrahis have a serious identity problem. Call a Mizrahi an Arab Jew and he’ll kill you,” he says.

“They don’t want any relationship with us because it will make them less in this country if you are connected with Arabs. And yet they make a lot of money from this music, which is Arab and the most popular music in Israel.”….’

As Lyn Julius, an expert on the history and culture of the Mizrachim, notes in her able exposé of Dawood’s report, its biases and inaccuracies, this final paragraph contains the “antisemitic image of the money-grabbing Jew”.

In typical Corporation fashion, facts that sit uncomfortably with the BBC’s agenda are distorted or omitted.

Thus, writes Ms Dawood, before proceeding to quote from a biased leftwing source:

“Mizrahim arrived in Israel from countries like Morocco, Tunisia, Iraq, Yemen and Iran in the years following its establishment.

They were met with condescension by the European establishment who saw them as inferior and threatening because of their resemblance to the perceived Arab enemy….

…. Despite several areas of common ground, there is no real closeness between Israel’s Arab citizens – who mostly identify as Palestinian and make up about 20% of the population – and the Mizrahim.”

There’s no reference to the Mizrachim who were settled in Eretz Israel long before 1948, of course. There’s no reference to the persecution that the-post 1948 Mizrachi olim faced in the Arab world, and that they fled Arab lands as refugees.

DAVID “SPENGLER” GOLDMAN: THE FINE LINE BETWEEN CRIMINALITY AND INCOMPETENCE Nothing is more important to the functioning of a free market than commercial banks with a degree of flexibility in taking risk. If banks had foreclosed on every home mortgage that missed a couple of payments after the 2008 crisis, we would be in a Great Depression. The same is true if banks called […]

P. DAVID HORNIK: HILLARY BLAMES ISRAEL FOR MIDEAST WOES Hillary Rodham Clinton was in Israel Monday for her fourth visit as secretary of state; the third, however, was 22 months ago. On the other hand, Clinton’s visit came hard on the heels of one by National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, and it was further reported on Monday that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta would […]

Muslim Congressman targets Michele Bachmann for raising questions about Huma and Hillary

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) may be engaged in a bit of ‘thou doth protest too much’ relative to concerns about Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin. He’s got a problem with a letter sent to the Office of the Inspector General of the State Department penned by five congressmen – led by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) – who want more information about these revelations.

From the SC Times, via Think Progress:

Rep. Keith Ellison, DFL-Minneapolis, said in a statement that he’s puzzled by Bachmann’s comments. Ellison, the first Muslim-American elected to the U.S. Congress, said he doesn’t understand why Bachmann would make such accusations through the press if she has information that’s as sensitive as she claims.

“If she has sources for this type of information, she owes it to the country to reveal them to the proper authorities, but definitely not this way,” Ellison said. “If she doesn’t have this type of information, she should not be whipping up fear and hysteria about a very important matter.”

Here is the relevant excerpt from the letter to the OIG at State:

…the Department’s Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin, has three family members – her late father, her mother and her brother – connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations. Her position affords her routine access to the Secretary and to policy-making.

Back to Think Progress. Check out the Bio of Huma Abedin that they posted in their attack on Bachmann:

Abedin was born in the United States, attended college at George Washington University in Washington D.C. and the popular Clinton aide is also married to former Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner (NY).

ALAN CARUBA: RICH LIBERAL HYPOCRITES I don’t know about you, but I am sick of all the Democratic mud-slinging at Mitt Romney because he is rich. The level of hypocrisy tells me that Obama and his trolls are so bereft of anything to offer the voters that they insult them with this class warfare garbage about “millionaires and billionaires.” […]

HERBERT LONDON: DEALING WITH VOTER FRAUD Attorney General Eric Holder is engaged in a war against states trying to ensure the integrity of the electoral system. As he noted, “The arc of American history has always moved toward expanding the electorate.” While there is truth in this claim, it does not mean that felons, foreigners or those residing in cemeteries […]


While my esteemed colleague Andy McCarthy analyzes the substance of Hillary Clinton’s address in Alexandria, Egypt here, I confess to remaining stuck on the description of the Egyptian crowd chanting, “Monica! Monica!” as Hill’s motorcade made its way through the city.

Must be the call of my wild old beat covering Impeachment Issues (“Monica! Monica!”) for the Washington Times editorial page years ago.

It’s hard to imagine any barb razor-sharp enough to penetrate the thick skin that allows the thoroughly disgraced Clinton couple to remain in the public X-ray eye, but if one such barb could break through their armor of brazenness, maybe it would be the utterly debasing story of Monica, Bill, and Hill, particularly as shouted by chorus of loutish misogynists on the literal Arab Street.

Of course, poor Monica was the most sensational but least significant aspect of Clintonian malfeasance and criminality, for which they have never been brought to book. Missile technology to China in exchange for campaign slush-cash? Ah, Johnny Chung and Chinagate. Fast-tracking hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens to the voter rolls? Ah, Citizenship USA. Nearly 1,000 raw FBI files on Republicans that made their way to Hillary’s hands? Ah, sands of time, sands of time. Lincoln Bedroom rentals, Vincent Foster, Whitewater, cattle futures, “put some ice on that,”…. Its’a all part of the Clintons’ enduring triumph over truth, their vanquishment of shame. The Clintons’ legacy is lying as an art, shamelessness as a virtue, treason as business as usual, and oral sex as a teenage commonplace.

Such is the Clintonian subtext that the raucous Egyptian mob forced to the surface.

Wth that in mind, consider as a sidelight this piece in the New York Post: