As you may recall, President Obama spoke of Thomas Jefferson’s Koran at his annual Iftar dinner. Here is part of his statement:

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release August 10, 2012 Remarks by the President at Iftar Dinner East Room

“As I’ve noted before, Thomas Jefferson once held a sunset dinner here with an envoy from Tunisia — perhaps the first Iftar at the White House, more than 200 years ago. And some of you, as you arrived tonight, may have seen our special display, courtesy of our friends at the Library of Congress — the Koran that belonged to Thomas Jefferson. And that’s a reminder, along with the generations of patriotic Muslims in America, that Islam — like so many faiths — is part of our national story.”

When America’s First President George Washington died, these were Thomas Jefferson’s words:
“I felt on his death, with my countrymen, that “verily a great man hath fallen this day in Israel.” (Samuel 3:38) -Thomas Jefferson, January 2, 1814

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FJORDMANN: THE PRO-ISLAMIC ASPECTS OF BREIVIK’S MANIFESTO Jan Oskar Engene, an Associate Professor in Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen specializing in terrorism, warned observers against trying to construct an elaborate ideology behind Anders Behring Breivik’s mass murder, since it’s not clear that the uneducated Breivik espouses a coherent ideology. He suggested that what ABB stated in court was rather […]

HUMBERTO FONTOVA: THE HISPANICS THAT DEMOCRATS LOVE TO HATE “My Hispanic can beat up your Hispanic!” pretty much captured the convention kick-offs. “Republicans chose Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, a Cuban-American, to introduce Mitt Romney,” reported the AP. “Democrats picked Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio, a Mexican American, as keynote speaker. Both are considered rising stars.” Ah! But what fun the Republicans […]

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DISINHERIT THE WIND: JAMES VALVO The federal wind production tax credit (PTC) is scheduled to expire at the end of this year, offering the country a real chance to end the failed 20-year experiment of propping up a favored industry. Not surprisingly, proponents of the special tax break are working mightily to have it renewed. Conservatives and free-market advocates […]

TOM BLUMER: 43 MONTHS OF DEPRESSING MISERY I was briefly tempted to take a tiny bit of pity on the Obama administration after Friday’s awful employment report [1]. After all, one can make a pretty strong case based on the raw (i.e., not seasonally adjusted) figures that the number of jobs added after seasonal adjustment should have been at least 50,000 […]

At the climax of the Yom Kippur services, and the conclusion of the Jewish High Holy Days, some two weeks from now, millions of Jews around the world will cry out, “Next Year in Jerusalem”, expressing their hope for a final redemption.

There is a similar faith at the heart of the DNC’s amended platform which states, “Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel. The parties have agreed that Jerusalem is a matter for final status negotiations.”

Like the Jews praying for Jerusalem, the DNC’s platform supports a Jerusalem as Israel’s capital that is not a material Jerusalem, but a spiritual Jerusalem, a place that will come into being only when the messiah of the peace process has come and the terrorists have put down their guns and after twenty or two thousand or twenty thousand years have agreed to some final status agreement that falls short of making full territorial claims on the capital of Jerusalem.

The DNC’s platform is a properly devout expression of faith, not in G-d and not in the rights of Israelis, but in the peace process. After twenty years of peace and terror, next year the peace process will finally culminate in a final status agreement. And that expression of the DNC’s faith in the goodwill of terrorists is hardly reassuring to Israelis or American Jews.


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Wind energy is great says a new report commissioned by the Labour think tank Institute For Public Policy Research.

Among the report’s findings are that large scale industrial wind farms can:

* Boost GDP growth by up to 3,000 per cent
* Cure all known forms of cancer
* Rescue drowning kittens from sacks in canals and lead them to secure, happy homes where they are well cared for in handcrafted wicker baskets with lovely, snuggly faux-sheepskin blankets for them to purr on and little saucers of organic Jersey cream designed by Cath Kidston.
* Treble the beauty of the landscape.
* Engender social justice.
* Bring about lasting world peace.
* Mean that if you’re an ordinary, struggling working class landowner like Earl Spencer, the Duke of Gloucester, Lord Gisborough, the Earl of Moray or the Duke of Roxburghe – not forgetting our old friend Sir Reginald Sheffield Bt – you won’t after all be forced to sell your third-favourite Raphael cartoon in order to make ends meet, you just stick up a ruddy great wind farm instead and Bob’s your uncle: problem solved!