MARILYN PENN: DERELICTION OF DUTY

http://politicalmavens.com/ The Occupy Wall Street Performance is a perfect example of what happens when people in charge deign to make tough decisions promptly and put their collective fingers to the wind instead.  At the outset, Mayor Bloomberg wholeheartedly supported the encampment under the rubric of freedom of speech and assembly.  Despite the fact that the […]

SARKOZY SAYS HE “CAN’T STAND NETANYAHU…HE’S A LIAR” UNAWARE THE MICROPHONE IS STILL ON

Report: Sarkozy calls Netanyahu ‘liar’

http://www.ynetnews.com

Microphones accidently left on after G20 meeting pick up private conversation between US, French presidents. Sarkozy admits he ‘can’t stand’ Israeli premier. Obama: You’re fed up with him? I have to deal with him every day!

The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time Sarkozy declared: “I cannot stand him. He is a liar.” According to the report, Obama replied: “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!”

The remark was naturally meant to be said in confidence, but the two leaders’ microphones were accidently left on, making the would-be private comment embarrassingly public.

U.S. UNFREEZES 200$ MILLION IN AID TO PALARABS…ROS-LEHTINEN APPROVES….HUH?

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4145204,00.html
IS THIS MORE FEEDING MEAT TO THE TIGER SO IT WILL BECOME A VEGETARIAN?….RSK
US unfreezes $200M in security aid to PA

Palestinian Authority slated to receive millions in monetary assistance after Republican House Foreign Affairs Committee chair lifts objection to transfer. Aid ‘serves US’ national security interests,’ she says

Yitzhak Benhorin and APWASHINGTON – The Palestinians are slated to receive some $200 million in US security assistance after a top House Republican ended her hold on the money.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, informed the Obama administration in recent weeks that she no longer would block $50 million in economic support funds for the Palestinian security forces and $148 million in other assistance.

WES PRUDEN: RATTLING SABERS AT THE IRANIANS

http://www.prudenpolitics.com/index.php/pruden/full_column/rattling_sabers_at_the_iranians Something is definitely going on between Israel and Iran. More behind-the-scenes diplomacy? Plotting tougher sanctions? Or is something real finally in the works? It’s not quite clear what that “something” may be. Uncertainty is exactly what the Israelis prescribe for now. The window of opportunity to destroy Iran’s nuclear-weapons program is swiftly closing, Western […]

VIN IENCO: TODAY’S POSTINGS

http://vinienco.com/2011/10/31/saudi-arabia-publicly-beheads-another-sorcerer/

BILL GERTZ: FBI SAYS RUSSIAN SPIES GOT CLOSE TO US CABINET

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/31/fbi-says-russian-spies-got-close-to-cabinet/ The FBI rounded up a network of deep-cover Russian spies last year after the group came close to placing an agent near a Cabinet official in the Obama administration, a senior FBI counterspy said Monday as the bureau released once-secret documents on the case. Frank Figliuzzi, assistant FBI director for counterintelligence, did not identify […]

THE ECONOMICS OF POLARIZATION: SPENGLER

The economics of polarization
By Spengler

Has America become irrational? Not since the 1930s have politics been so polarized, from the Tea Party movement on one side of the spectrum to the Occupy Wall Street protesters on the other. Why does the right object so vehemently to government spending? And why does the left attack private capital with parallel passion? The answer lies not in the American psyche, but in the statistics.

America is engaged in class war, but not of the sort one reads about in the mainstream press. The truly indigent – young African-American men, for example, most of whom are now unemployed – have little to do in this war. Large corporations for the most part are bystanders as well; they will make their peace with the victor. This is a war of survival between the productive middle class on
one hand, and the dependents of the state on the other.

The Tea Party’s aversion to government spending is as pure an expression of rational self-interest as we have seen in American history. Like any new movement, it attracts more than its fair share of oddballs. The fact that a movement led by amateurs continues to wield so much power proves that it has good reason to be there.

RICK MORAN: VOICES OF PALESTINE IBRAHIM MUDAYRIS

Voices of Palestine: Ibrahim Mudayris Posted By Rick Moran URL to article: http://frontpagemag.com/2011/11/01/voices-of-palestine-ibrahim-mudayris/   Editor’s note: Below is the second profile of Frontpage’s new series, “Voices of Palestine,” which will illuminate the core beliefs, in their own words, of leading figures in the Palestinian death cult. Click the following to view the profiles of Ahmad […]

IRAN’S PROXY WAR FROM GAZA: P. DAVID HORNIK

Iran’s Proxy War from Gaza Posted By P. David Hornik URL to article: http://frontpagemag.com/2011/11/01/iran%e2%80%99s-proxy-war-from-gaza/   [Note: the writing of this article required an intermission for a rocket attack on Beersheva from Gaza.] On Monday the Palestinians were overwhelmingly voted into UNESCO—the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It’s a pity. Palestinian “education” consists largely […]

DENNIS PRAGER: THE FOUR LEGACIES OF FEMINISM….THEY HAVE MADE LIFE FOR WOMEN WORSE****

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/281795/four-legacies-feminism-dennis-prager They have made life — and life for women — worse. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the publication of Betty Friedan’s feminist magnum opus, The Feminine Mystique, we can have a perspective on feminism that was largely unavailable heretofore. And that perspective doesn’t make feminism look good. Yes, women have more opportunities […]