As Bob Hope and Bing Crosby observed in “The Road To Bali”:
“He gets his shirts straight from Paris Cigarettes from the Nile
He talks like a highbrow But he plays Chicago style…”
I’ve no idea where President Barack Obama gets his shirts and smokes, but he certainly talks like a highbrow, sufficiently so to persuade presidential historian Michael Beschloss to pronounce him the day after the 2008 election “the smartest president ever.” Yet, in the end, he plays Chicago style. You can take the community organizer out of Chicago, but you can’t take the Chicago out of the community organizer. Or as the Agence France-Presse headline put it, “Combative Obama Warns Supreme Court On Health Law.”
http://pjmedia.com/blog/tomorrow-belongs-to-me/?singlepage=true Tomorrow Belongs to Me If Cabaret were re-made in today’s Hollywood, would they dare to replace the original’s Nazis with jihadists? A few months ago I attended a private screening in Pasadena of the 1972 film Cabaret, which lost the Academy Award for Best Film to The Godfather, and yet still put an Oscar […]
Like the United States, we have our flaws. But to say Israel is undemocratic is just dead wrong.
At 64, Israel is older than more than half of the democracies in the world. The Jewish state, moreover, belongs to a tiny group of countries — the United States, Britain, and Canada among them — never to have suffered intervals of non-democratic governance. Since its inception, Israel has been threatened ceaselessly with destruction. Yet it never once succumbed to the wartime pressures that often crush democracies.
On the contrary, conflict has only tempered an Israeli democracy that affords equal rights even to those Arabs and Jews who deny the state’s legitimacy. Is there another democracy that would uphold the immunity of legislators who praise the terrorists sworn to destroy it? Where else could more than 5 percent of the population — the equivalent of 15 million Americans — rally in protest without incident and be protected by the police. And which country could rival the commitment to the rule of law displayed by the Jewish state, whose former president was convicted and jailed for sexual offenses by three Supreme Court justices — two women and an Arab? Israeli democracy, according to pollster Khalil Shikaki, topped the United States as the most admired government in the world — by the Palestinians.
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http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/04/et_tu_tunisia_blasphemy_punishment_in_liberated_tunisia.html On the heels of the three year prison sentence dispensed by an Egyptian court to a17 year-old Coptic Christian boy for allegedly publishing “blasphemous” cartoons on his Facebook page, comes this story from liberated Tunisia, home of the “Jasmine revolution” which inspired the Arab Spring. As reported (4/5/12) by Al Arabiya, according to the […]
http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/04/state_departments_blind_eye_to_boko_haram_terrorists.html Don’t worry. Boko Haram is not really a terrorist organization, says the State Department. But according to the Adam Nossiter of the NYT (12/25/11), Boko Haram was responsible for a series of Christmas Day church bombings which killed at least 25 people and “rocked Nigeria on Sunday in what appeared to be a coordinated […]
http://www.americanthinker.com/printpage/?url=http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/../2012/04/president_scofflaw.html I’ve seen many debates about the war powers of the U.S. Congress, but I’ve never seen an American president openly laugh at the idea of seeking congressional approval for a major U.S. military assault on another country. Obama did it with Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and Kenya and tried it in Syria. But not in […]
Hamas terror boss Fathi Hamad is a notable figure. Hamad is both the director of Hamas’s al-Aksa television station and the terror group’s “minister” of the interior and national security. His double portfolio is a clear expression of the much ignored fact that for terrorists, propaganda is inseparable from violence.
Hamad’s key posts make him a man worth listening to. His statements necessarily indicate Hamas’s general direction.
On March 23, Hamad was interviewed by Egypt’s Al Hekma television station. The interview was translated by MEMRI.
Hamad made two central points. First, he claimed that the Palestinian war against Israel is the keystone of the global jihad. Second, he said the Palestinians are not a distinct people, but transplanted Egyptians and Saudis.
http://www.electmandel.org/ JOSH MANDEL IS RUNNING AGAINST DEMOCRAT SHERROD BROWN WHO IS J STREET’S POSTER BOY ON THE RECORD IN BASHING AID AND ALLIANCE WITH ISRAEL. SEE THIS LETTER FROM OHIO RESIDENTS. JOSH DESERVES SUPPORT AND A WIN AND HE IS TIED IN THE POLLS. As you may know, last week was the annual “J Street” […]
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=1691 It was a few months into the First Intifada – on the eve of the Passover Seder – when my 5-year-old asked me to remind him whether “Pharaoh was the Hitler of Pesach or Purim.” His question was as apt as it was precocious. It made me laugh to hear it, though it should […]