According to the Hebrew Bible, the Jebusites were a Canaanite tribe who built and inhabited Jerusalem prior to its conquest by King David. The Books of Kings state that Jerusalem was known as Jebus prior to this event.
And according to the GOP Jebushites….we are absolutely destined to have another Bush in the White House….Well, it is still a crowded field of legislators and governors who are distinguished, capable, articulate, and conservative. Anointing anyone this early is a big mistake. The Bushes have inhabited the White House for twelve years…It may yet be conquered by a younger, more dynamic, more articulate, more conservative man.
For those who say Rubio is too young…..King David was only thirty years old when he conquered the Jebusites.
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem,Let my right hand forget her cunning.Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth,If I remember thee not; If I set not Jerusalem above my chiefest joy.
I am a Jew. I am a man of faith. I believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I believe in the Five Books of Moses, called by Jews “the Torah,” called by others the “Hebrew Bible” and by still others the “Old Testament.” I believe in my heart that G-d granted the land of Israel to the Jewish nation to be held for eternity. Finally, I believe that Jerusalem is and will always be the absolute and undivided capital of the state of Israel.
Every nation in the world is given the right to name its own capital … that is, every nation except Israel. The United States refuses to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the independent state of Israel. Instead, the American embassy is located in Tel Aviv, despite the enactment by Congress of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, which states that “Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of the state of Israel and the … embassy in Israel should be established in Jerusalem no later than May 31, 1999.” Unfortunately, the act permits the president to waive the requirement every six months and the requirement has been repeatedly waived by Clinton, Bush and Obama.
A radical anti-capitalist and an anti-population growth zealot are welcomed to the Vatican.
If there is any doubt about the Pope’s total adherence to an anti-capitalist, anti-growth, and eco-hysterical agenda, you only need to look at his closest science advisors. The most recent “advisor” to the Vatican this week is Canadian journalist Naomi Klein.
A self-described “secular Jewish feminist,” Klein is delighted to advise the Holy Father. “Given the attacks that are coming from the Republican Party around this and also the fossil fuel interests in the United States, it was a particularly courageous decision to invite me here,” she said.
The Pope’s latest encyclical, Laudato Si, claimed that the Earth was becoming a huge “pile of filth,” inveighed against air conditioning (except, presumably, the AC in the hotel where the Pope lives), called for a global transfer of wealth from the rich nations to the poor, called for the creation of a planetary, “public Authority with universal jurisdiction,” and demanded a “cultural revolution” to fix the “perverse” global economic system that has, incidentally, lifted millions out of poverty.
In 1958, former FBI Special Agent W Cleon Skousen published The Naked Communist in which he listed the then current communist goals for infiltrating, transforming, and ultimately taking over America. A hero to some, fringe writer to others, Skousen had a perspective both fascinating and shocking to reexamine today in light of recent events including those concerning the Iranian nuclear “negotiation,” gay marriage, Obamacare, power grabs of both Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin, the advance of Islam, the support for illegal immigration, the ubiquitous charge of “racism,” the endless expansion of “civil rights,” and the dismantling of our Constitution.
Given Barack Obama’s success in executing the “fundamental transformation” of America, Skousen’s list gives profound insight into what might truly motivate the nation’s “smartest president ever.” While Obama cleverly attempts to sell his many efforts as just small steps here or there in simply “deliverin’ to the folks a little something extra” as we slowly progress toward “a more perfect union,” his whack-a-mole shotgun assault upon all aspects of American life more perfectly models a systematic and well-orchestrated march toward many of these very goals.
The noose tightens as investigators move closer to seizing her illegal personal email server. July 3, 2015
Federal investigators may be closer to seizing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s illicit off-site email server as evidence emerges that she transmitted classified information through it and that key Obama White House officials knew about her clandestine email account for years.
On Tuesday the Department of State made available on its website 3,000 pages of Clinton’s emails. Clinton emphatically declared months ago that none of the thousands of emails she sent using her hacker-friendly dedicated server contained classified information.
As it turns out the State Department had to redact 25 of the newly unveiled emails because they contained the very same classified information Hillary said she didn’t send. This is but a fraction of the 55,000 pages of email the former secretary of state gave to the diplomatic agency for processing. Under federal court order, the State Department is conducting monthly Clinton document dumps after screening and redacting the emails.
The Vision of the Founding Fathers What kind of nation did the Founders aim to create?
Men, not vast, impersonal forces — economic, technological, class struggle, what have you — make history, and they make it out of the ideals that they cherish in their hearts and the ideas they have in their minds. So what were the ideas and ideals that drove the Founding Fathers to take up arms and fashion a new kind of government, one formed by reflection and choice, as Alexander Hamilton said, rather than by accident and force?
The worldview out of which America was born centered on three revolutionary ideas, of which the most powerful was a thirst for liberty. For the Founders, liberty was not some vague abstraction. They understood it concretely, as people do who have a keen knowledge of its opposite. They understood it in the same way as Eastern Europeans who have lived under Communist tyranny, for instance, or Jews who escaped the Holocaust.
Reagan Warned about Airbrushing Our History Away
This Fourth of July we will celebrate our independence and freedoms. But are we now more politically correct than free?
Last week, Apple Computer removed several Civil War games that uses Confederate flag imagery from its app store. Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Twitter that he wished to honor the Charleston shooting victims “by eradicating racism & removing the symbols & words that feed it.” Recall that Soviet leaders hoped they could drop executed party members down an Orwellian memory hole by airbrushing them out of photographs.
Apple relented a few days later and agreed to reinstate some games if they merely, for example, displayed little troops carrying the infamous Rebel banner. But the partial retreat came only after the Game Labs Team, which develops computer simulations, blasted Apple:
Spielberg’s Schindler’s List did not try to amend his movie to look more comfortable. The historical Gettysburg movie (1993) is still on iTunes. We believe that all historical art forms: books, movies, or games such as ours, help to learn and understand history, depicting events as they were. True stories are more important to us than money. . . . We can’t change history, but we can change the future.
Thanks to Tuesday’s State Department document dump, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s e-mail server is back in the news. The roughly 3,000 e-mails that State plopped on the media were among the 55,000 that Clinton supposedly surrendered before she wiped that server as clean as a chalkboard at the start of class.
But what if that server still brims with Clinton’s e-mails and other documents?
I strongly suspect that Clinton has erased nothing. Her server is pristine. Hillary and company only say that it has been deleted.
“I have confirmed with the secretary’s IT support that no emails . . . for the time period January 21, 2009, through February 1, 2013, reside on the server or on any back-up systems associated with the server,” Clinton’s attorney, David Kendall, wrote the House Select Committee on Benghazi. “Thus, there are no email@example.com e-mails from Secretary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State on the server for any review, even if such review were appropriate or legally authorized.”
By asserting that the contents of the server have been obliterated, Clinton enjoys the political advantage of pretending to delete it: Republicans largely have stopped asking for the device.
Hillary’s server is empty, GOPers think. So, why bother with it?
E-mails from Hillary Clinton’s private server are slowly being released in batches — and each one reveals a little more about the woman we thought we knew so well. The revelations aren’t surprising, but they are a problem for Clinton, who is seeing her poll numbers drop and isn’t getting the coronation many had expected.
National Review shed light yesterday on the relationship Clinton had with partisan hack Sidney Blumenthal while she was secretary of state. E-mails revealed that Blumenthal, who was forbidden employment by the Obama White House, essentially functioned as a State Department employee, advising Clinton about Libya and messaging on crucial issues.
Totally unconcerned about ISIS’s stated intent to put American heads on spikes, sitting in the White House safely behind a newly reinforced spiked fence, Barack Obama felt moved to weigh in on the heavy issue of a concoction credited to the ancient Aztecs: guacamole.
Coincidentally, the Aztecs were notorious for beheading sacrificial victims with the same gusto as modern-day ISIS.
But this 4th of July, it isn’t ISIS threatening to emulate the Aztecs on American soil that has captured Obama’s attention. Instead, it’s the audacity of the New York Times’ suggestion that peas should be added to guacamole.
Much like “Let’s Move!” Michelle’s gag-worthy ideas about ramping up nutrition levels by adding spinach to meatballs and cauliflower to scrambled eggs, out of the blue, someone at the New York Times proposed adding fresh green peas to guacamole.
As always, with priorities firmly in order, Barack Obama, who probably never noticed ISIS’s strong similarity to the guacamole-loving, head-chopping Aztecs, did find time on Twitter to extol “classic” guacamole dip: