Sunday, 15 November 2009


Ken Berwitz

This one, as reported by CNN via, sort of speaks for itself:

WASHINGTON (CNN) The Republican National Committee has instructed its insurance company to remove a provision from the committee's health insurance policy that covered elective abortion for employees.

"Money from our loyal donors should not be used for this purpose," RNC Chairman Michael Steele said in a statement released late Thursday. "I don't know why this policy existed in the past, but it will not exist under my administration. Consider this issue settled."

In a note accompanying the statement, the RNC said this type of coverage dated to 1991.

The Politico newspaper first reported the story Thursday.

That's some pro-life party.

If you're going to talk the talk, then walk the walk.  And not walking the walk for 18 YEARS is about as lame as it gets.

Hypocrisy is hypocrisy, no matter which party is guilty of it.


Ken Berwitz

Here is the beginning of New York Times columnist Frank Rich's piece in today's paper.  It is meant to be mocking and sarcastic:

The Missing Link From Killeen to Kabul

Published: November 14, 2009

THE dead at Fort Hood had not even been laid to rest when their massacre became yet another political battle cry for the self-proclaimed patriots of the American right.

Their verdict was unambiguous: Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an American-born psychiatrist of Palestinian parentage who sent e-mail to a radical imam, was a terrorist. And he did not act alone. His co-conspirators included our military brass, the Defense Department, the F.B.I., the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Joint Terrorism Task Force and, of course, the liberal media and the Obama administration. All these institutions had failed to heed the warning signs raised by Hasans behavior and activities because they are blinded by political correctness toward Muslims, too eager to portray criminals as sympathetic victims of social injustice, and too cowardly to call out evil when it strikes 42 innocents in cold blood.

The funny part?  Other than Rich's standard attack on the right (as if only people on the right consider nidal malik hasan to have committed a terrorist attack), and use of the term "co-conspirators" (which makes it seem intentionally pro-terrorist, which it is not, instead of disastrously PC, which it is), that statement happens to be 100% on target.

Now you can read the rest of Rich's article (by clicking here) to find out what, in his hard-left, perverted view, is the difference between that segment of his column and reality.  (HINT:  According to Rich, it is Afghanistan.  And if you're saying "waaaaahhh??????, I don't blame you).

Have a ball.  And bring a barf bag.


Ken Berwitz

Excerpted from Joseph Pruder's article at

Rev. Bill Harter is a charismatic and well-respected Presbyterian Church (USA) pastor who has taken forty church missions to Israel and the Palestinian Authority territories. On various occasions at meetings with State Department officials, Rev. Harter revealed to them that Christian Palestinians say one thing in public and the opposite in private.

He requested that the State Department appoint a human rights officer and station him at the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem in order to monitor, record, and redress the abuses that Christian Palestinians are undergoing at the hands of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas-sponsored gangs.

Rev. Harter was told in whispers, in the privacy of Christian Palestinian families homes, about the fears they have of remaining in their towns and living there under the control of a Palestinian state. During his earlier trips, members of the Arab Christian community had expressed great fear for their safety as Israel withdrew from the Bethlehem area and handed it over to Arafat and the Palestinian Authority (PA). According to Harter, Christians under PA control are intimidated into speaking out against Israel and are abused if they seem to accuse the PA of any wrongdoing.

Palestinian Christians, according to researcher Justus Reid Weiner of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, have faced uninterrupted persecution since the Oslo Accords were implemented and Israel handed over the territories to the PA. Weiner asserts that the very existence of the 2000 year-old Christian community is in doubt. As a minority in a society governed by strict adherence to Islamic religious law, their leadership has also been intimidated and has abandoned them choosing to curry favor with the PA leadership rather than acknowledge and speak out against the ever-increasing suffering of Christians under the Palestinian Authority and the more militant Muslim-led Hamas in Gaza.

Christian Palestinians have also been abandoned by the international community by NGOs and human rights organizations. On their own, this educated Christian community has had to endure anarchy and lawlessness, widespread corruption in the PA security and police forces, and a xenophobic and intolerant Muslim majority.

Are all Palestinian Arabs haters of Christians and Jews?  Absolutely not.

But is their leadership?  Absolutely yes.

And the world - particularly the morally, ethically and spiritually dead UN - looks the other way.

What an ongoing tragedy this is.  And one that might be partly or completely avoidable, if people in positions of power are willing to face reality.

But they're not, are they?


Ken Berwitz

From the lunatic who Honduras' supreme court ordered out of office, via Fox News, we have this:

Zelaya Refuses to Recognize Honduran Vote

Sunday , November 15, 2009

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras   

Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya insisted late Saturday that he will not accept any deal to restore him to office if it means he must recognize elections later this month.

In a letter addressed to President Barack Obama, Zelaya also repeated his accusation that Washington reversed its stance on whether the Nov. 29 vote should be considered legitimate if he was not in office.

"As the elected president of the Honduran people, I reaffirm my position that starting today, no matter what, I will not accept any agreement on returning to the presidency of the republic to cover up this coup d'etat," Zelaya said, reading from the letter on Globo radio.

Zelaya spoke from the Brazilian Embassy, where he has taken refuge since slipping back into the capital, Tegucigalpa, on Sept. 21. He was hustled out of the country at gunpoint by soldiers June 28, touching off a political crisis that has seen the U.S. and other nations cut off much of their aid to the poor Central American nation.

This past week, the United States sent Craig Kelly, deputy assistant secretary of state for the Western Hemisphere, to Honduras to try to move along a U.S.-brokered pact signed by both sides that calls for a unity government and for Congress to vote on whether to restore Zelaya to the presidency to serve out his term, which ends in January.

Zelaya declared the agreement a failure last week when Micheletti announced the creation of a national unity government even though Zelaya had not proposed any candidates.

Washington has said it supports Zelaya's reinstatement, but the pact set no deadline for his return to office. And after brokering the deal, U.S. diplomats indicated Washington would support the elections, which had been scheduled before the coup, as long the deal was implemented.

"The future that you show us today by changing your position in the case of Honduras, and thus favoring the abusive intervention of the military castes ... is nothing more than the downfall of freedom and contempt for human dignity," Zelaya said in the letter to Obama. "It is a new war against the processes of social and democratic reforms so necessary in Honduras."

Legislative leaders say they are waiting for an opinion from prosecutors and Honduras' Supreme Court, which ordered Zelaya's arrest for refusing to drop plans for a referendum on constitutional change that the court ruled illegal.

Key lawmakers have indicated there might not be a vote until after the Nov. 29 election.

Zelaya has urged the international community not to recognize the outcome of the election if he is not restored to power first.

Remember that "deal" that Barack Obama was supposed to have brokered between zelaya and the Honduran government?  Remember how that blew up in his face?

If you read this blog you know what I'm talking about.  But if you are not a regular reader it is a good bet that you don't, because our wonderful "neutral" media, which was so happy to report the deal, became deaf and mute the day it went bye-bye.  We can't have a blemish on Saint Barack's perfect record, can we?

Well, now zelaya won't recognize a democratic election - just as he didn't recognize his country's own constitution, which is why he was deposed in the first place.

Who cares?  Who should care? 

And why is our President supporting this anti-democratic lunatic, holed up in the Brazilian embassy, who was deposed because he treated Honduras' constitution like so much toilet paper?

Maybe he can meet with zelaya in the near future.  And bow down to him, like he bows down to other heads of state.  If it's good enough for the Saudi Arabian king, it's good enough for a deposed Honduran.

Zeke ... yuh, Hendrick .... but what about people who believe the Honduran Supreme Court and Congress exercised their Constitutional duties. Recognize that Article 239 states that any official who even PROPOSES to change Presidential term limits is to be "IMMEDIATELY" removed from office and be ineligible to hold any office for 10 years. .... Mel Zelaya's removal was entirely proper and legal .... Today, the DAILYKOS !!!! called Zelaya a wack job. ... ... "The Supreme Court of Honduras has constitutional and statutory authority to hear cases against the President of the Republic and many other high officers of the State, to adjudicate and enforce judgments, and to request the assistance of the public forces to enforce its rulings." —US Congressional Research Service, August 2009 (11/16/09)

Zeke ... The Honduran Constitution (Article 239) states that any official who even PROPOSES changing the Presidential term (one of 4 yrs) be "IMMEDIATELY" removed from office and prohibited from public office for 10 years. ... ... Zelaya did that back in June ... the ballots were printed in Venezuela, ballot boxes were filled with COMPLETED ballots (cast in favor of extending the President's term) and the votes tabulated on computers in Zelaya's office. ... all this FIVE months before the date of the vote. ... ... ... ... The Honduran Supreme Court ruled and the Congress affirmed that Zelaya had violated the Constitution. ... ... ... The Army carried out the orders of the civilian court and legislature. NO ARMY individual was ever involved in ruling the country. ... Now, Zelaya is not following the agreement negotiated to end this "crisis", and is dreaming up what HE wants -- to be returned to power so he can pull a Chavez and become dictator for life. All the candidates for President were nominated before Zelaya was removed. The current President is NOT a candidate. The election is Nov 29. (11/15/09)

Henrik Jensen People who defend a coup d'État and the dictorship in Honduras are merely fascists. Zelaya was no able to run for reelection as the elections any way were going to take place before a possible referendum about the constitution. And anyway: The current constitution in Honduras was written in the transition from the last dictatorship (before the current one) in 1983. A law is just an expression of a political relation of power and it was time for Honuras' people to consider changing it (11/16/09)

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