Dementia advances in Afghanistan, courtesy the US taxpayer, who spent about $12 billion on training Afghans between October 2010 and September 2011. Not that it stopped there: $11 billion is pledged for the year ahead through September 2012.
Just think how many perfectly gorgeous Standard Poodles you could train for $23 billion dollars. And the world would be a better place….
On a recent graduation day for over 1,000 Afghan army soldiers, Reuters reports the alarming thoughts of Amlaqullah Patyani, the Afghan general in charge of all Afghan training.
Surveying his new soldiers, Patyani said:
“We have no clue how to operate the weapons that NATO gives us. And even if we did, will the weapons keep coming after 2014?” …
The Professional Protester
Contrary to their own claim that they represent the 99 percent and the media’s ceaseless hype, OWS is about as representative of ordinary Americans as your average professional protester. Which is not very.
Even opponents of the Tea Party could not seriously claim that it was a movement of professional protesters, but that’s exactly what OWS is, leavened with assorted hippies, homeless people and bored students and aging radicals along for the ride.
The professional protester is the left’s answer to everything, built around a core of far-left groups and community organizations that use local protests as a form of blackmail, these are the people who show up at everything from anti-war rallies to budget meetings with variations of the same tired agenda.
The rioting and anti-semitism are hardly a surprise. The professional protester contingent has its anarchists who can be counted on to start smashing things at the wrong time and groups who run the gamut from supporting Hamas to believing that Jews are actually reptilian space monsters in disguise.
Unhappy Anniversary Posted By Mark Tapson URL to article: http://frontpagemag.com/2011/11/09/unhappy-anniversary/ With all the “Occupy movement” mayhem dominating the news last week, along with the media salivation over sexual improprieties ascribed to Herman Cain and Justin Bieber, and the continued fallout from Kim Kardashian’s divorce announcement diverting media attention from the hell being unleashed in the […]
White Racists Posted By Daniel Greenfield URL to article: http://frontpagemag.com/2011/11/09/white-racists/ Flash back twenty years to the Clarence Thomas hearings and every attack on him then and since has wound around two common points: He’s dumb and he’s oversexed. Now, twenty years later, the front-runner for the Republican nomination is being hit again by his leftist […]
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.1769/pub_detail.asp 1. VIDEO #1: Holder Refuses to Apologize for Murder of Border Agent; Says Fast & Furious Didn’t Lead to Death – VIDEO #2: Holder Struggles to Answer Simple Question About Fast And Furious 2. Atheists Angry After Wis. Gov. Changes ‘Holiday’ Tree Back to ‘Christmas’ Tree 3. VIDEO: Muslim Homeland Security Advisor Accused of […]
GEEZ…IF THE ADL NOTICED, IT MUST BE REALLY BAD….RSK
Anti-Semitism, a Growth Industry in Bad Times Alan Caruba
In bad times, anti-Semitism seems to crawl out of the sewers like a repugnant odor. It is not subject to a rational response. It is pure emotion and a very nasty one at that. Lately we got a whiff of it at some of the Occupy protests.
On November 3rd, the Anti-Defamation League released a nationwide study that found that “anti-Semitic attitudes have risen slightly in America, demonstrating once again that ‘anti-Semitic beliefs continue to hold a vice-grip’ on asmall but not insubstantial segment of America.”
“The ADL survey found that 15 percent of Americans—nearly 35 million adults—hold deeply anti-Semitic views, an increase of 3 percent from a similar poll conducted in 2009, and matching the levels of anti-Semitic propensities recorded in the U.S. in 2005 and 2007.” Even so, what passes for anti-Semitism today is not remotely comparable to earlier, pre-World War Two generations.
One of the lesser reported aspects of the Occupy Wall Street movement has been a strong element of anti-Semitism. Little wonder that it has been endorsed by the American Nazi Party and other extreme groups, both Left and Right.
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/282575/hobbyist-photographer-describes-assault-zuccotti-park-charles-c-w-cooke Hobbyist Photographer Describes Assault in Zuccotti Park It always helps to put a face to a name, even if it is a bruised and bloodied one. Here is such a face. It belongs to Bruce Fancher, a hobbyist photographer who lives “a few blocks” from the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Lower Manhattan. It […]
Fast & Furious Was . . . Bush’s Fault By Andrew C. McCarthy http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/282606 I was only able to take in parts of Attorney General Eric Holder’s just-completed Senate testimony. But that was enough to see that “Bush did it” is going to be the Democrats’ excuse for the inexcusable “Fast & Furious” operation conducted by […]
ObamaCare: Flawed Policy, Flawed Law Even if it were to survive the high court’s judgment, the individual mandate would never work as the law’s drafters intended. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204190704577024322624284592.html?mod=opinion_newsreel The Supreme Court is expected to meet Thursday to discuss whether to hear challenges to last year’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—particularly concerning the constitutionality of the […]
Why Gingrich Could Win
Herman Cain’s prospects were good until this week brought accusatory testimony from a woman who showed up in person, with detail.
Newt Gingrich’s rise in the polls—from near zero to the third slot in several polls—should come as no surprise to people who have been watching the Republican debates, now drawing television viewers as never before. The former speaker has stood out at these forums, the debater whose audiences seem to hang on his words and on a flow of thought rich in substance, a world apart from the usual that the political season brings.
“Substance” is too cold a word, perhaps, for the intense feeling that candidate Gingrich delivers so coolly in debates. Too cold too, no doubt, to describe the reactions of his listeners, visible on the faces of the crowds attending these forums—in their expressions, caught on C-SPAN’s cameras, in the speed with which their desultory politeness disappears once a Gingrich talk begins. Their disengagement—the tendency to look around the room, chat with their neighbors—vanishes. The room is on high alert.
The Gingrich effect showed dramatically at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition forum last month—an occasion for which most of the candidates had, not surprisingly, prepared addresses focused on the importance of religion in their lives. Michele Bachmann told how, after struggle and indecision, she had found her way to God. So did Rick Perry. Rick Santorum provided a lengthy narrative on his personal commitment to the battle against partial-birth abortion—a history evidently from which no detail had been omitted. Ron Paul offered quotes from the Old and New Testaments where, it seems, he located support for his views on the dollar.