Tuesday, 27 April 2010


Ken Berwitz

This comes under the heading "You can't make this stuff u.....", er maybe it should be "You can make this stuff up".

Excerpted from The UK's Sun:

THE remains of Noah's Ark have been discovered 13,000ft up a Turkish mountain, it has been claimed.


A group of Chinese and Turkish evangelical explorers say they have found wooden remains on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey.

They claim carbon dating proves the relics are 4,800 years old around the same time the ark was said to be afloat.


Noah's Ark 

Biblical tale ... Noah filled the ark with two of each animal species


Yeung Wing-Cheung, from the Noah's Ark Ministries International research team, said: "It's not 100 per cent that it is Noah's Ark, but we think it is 99.9 per cent that this is it."

He said the structure contained several compartments, some with wooden beams, that they believe were used to house animals.

The group of evangelical archaeologists ruled out an established human settlement on the grounds none have ever been found above 11,000ft in the vicinity, Yeung said.

They didn't, by any chance, find a very old guy with a very long beard muttering about the two rabbits going at it again, did they?.


Ken Berwitz

Barack Obama's willing little sock puppet, Attorney General eric holder, is at it again.

Excerpted from an article at Fox News:

PHOENIX -- The U.S. government may challenge Arizona's new immigration law, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday as Arizona officials blamed the Feds for forcing the state into passing its own immigration enforcement mechanisms.

Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters on Tuesday that he fears the new law is subject to abuse. He said that the Justice Department and the Homeland Security Department are in the midst of conducting a review of the state law.

The attorney general said a number of options are under consideration including the possibility of a court challenge. 

But it's the failure of the Obama administration to "secure our borders" that forced Arizona to pass the tough new law, Arizona Sen. John McCain said Tuesday.

Calling the situation in his state "the worst I've ever seen," McCain said drugs are pouring into the southwestern United States from Mexico because of ineffective border enforcement.

This is the same eric holder who declined to accept a default judgment against Black panthers who intimidated voters during the 2008 election.  That wasn't worth the effort. 

But when Arizona, faced with an estimated HALF MILLION illegal aliens who are sucking the state dry, decides to stop waiting for the feckless federal government to do something about it and passes serious anti-illegal legislation?  That rouses holder and his boss Barack Obama into action.  How dare Arizona expect that illegals be treated like.....illegals!

Every time I think I have a handle on just how pathetic this administration - especially eric holder - is, I realize I don't.  This is just the latest example of why.


Ken Berwitz

Another day, another blatantly partisan performance by the Today Show.

This morning there was an interview segment concerning yesterday's senate vote which prevented debate on banking reform legislation.  As has been the case for most major legislation over the past year it was almost entirely a party line vote, with only Democrat Ben Nelson of Nebraska (who is in serious danger of losing his seat) breaking ranks.

Are you now expecting me to mention the Democrat and the Republican who were interviewed? 

I agree that makes a lot of sense.  Simple logic says there would be one of each, so viewers would be exposed to both sides of the argument. 

But I can't do it.  And the reason is very simple:  there wasn't any Republican. 

The one and only senator interviewed was Claire McCaskill, Democrat of Missouri.  Unencumbered by anyone on the other side to challenge her, Ms. McCaskill was in fine form.  She accused Republicans of being on the side of Wall Street (which, it should be noted, gives more to Democrats than Republicans - especially Goldman Sachs, which gave about 3/4 of its donations to them), and said that their actions were nonsensical.

The conversation then moved to the Goldman Sachs hotshots who will be called on the carpet in DC today.  McCaskill attacked them for the mess they created over the past five years --- without noting that Democrats have held majorities in both houses for 3 1/2 of those years and didn't do squat about it, along with the fact that Goldman gives much more to Democrats than Republicans.

Hey, d'ya think those two facts might go together?

But then again, why bring that nasty stuff up?  With Matt Lauer doing the interviewing and no Republican around, it's not like anyone else is going to, so why not just let sleeping scandals lie.

And at the end of the interview, Matt Lauer's exact words to her were  "Senator Claire McCaskill.  Senator, good luck today, thanks for your time this morning"

Perfect.  A one-party discussion, ending with the interviewer wishing the person from that one party good luck.

Is it any wonder that I see Today as a ridiculously partisan show?

And is it any wonder that people are leaving mainstream media in droves? 


Ken Berwitz


Michael Daly of the New York Daily News has written a genuinely ridiculous column, attacking Arizona Governor Jan Brewer for signing seriously tough new laws to protect the state from the flood of illegal aliens it has sustained, and continues to sustain.


First, Daly goes into a detailed account of Ms. Brewers forebears apropos of nothing other than filling column space by proving he can read records.  Then he says:


One hundred and eighteen years after her great-grandmother arrived in America, Brewer stood in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, next in line for governor.

And it must have meant nothing at all.

For now that she is governor, Brewer has signed an immigration bill that spits in Lady Liberty's face.

The new law seeks to slam shut that golden door. It goes so far as to make it a crime not to carry papers proving you are not just some tempest-tossed soul who arrived in this country unbidden.

"Your papers, please!" is the talk of totalitarianism.

Brewer speaks dramatically of her father moving the family halfway across America, but says nothing of the great-grandmother who arrived the same year the Statue of Liberty became a symbol of welcome to all those seeking a new life.

Maybe I am misreading the public records.

Or maybe Brewer does not know her family's history.

Most likely, she imagines there is a difference between the Europeans who sought refuge here in times past and Hispanics who dare to cross into her state.

I cannot answer those questions because my inquires regarding her family's arrival in America were met with silence.

That's just a politician's silence, though.

The silence to listen to is the one invoked by the Statue of Liberty's inscription, the poem in which Emma Lazarus describes how Lady Liberty announces her invitation to the huddled masses.

"Cries she with silent lips."

The problem?  What Mr. Daly has written is a fraud and a lie.  No one is spitting in the Statue of Libertys eye except him.


The law Ms. Brewer signed is NOT against immigration.  That is absolutely, 100% false.  The law Ms. Brewer signed is against ILLEGAL immigration a little something Daly conveniently forgets to mention.


And when Daly talks at great length about how Ms. Brewers ancestors came to this country (click on the link Ive provided above and see), he neglects to mention that they did so LEGALLY.  The fact that he can look up those records, means there are records i.e. Ms. Brewers family played by the rules.


So we see, again, that the key strategy utilized by people like Daly, who advocate for illegal aliens, is to simply ignore the issue of illegality.  When they do that, life becomes easy.  Suddenly Ms. Brewer and her supporters are a bunch of obtuse, unfair isolationists probably racist and anti-Mexican to boot.  Boil em in oil. Feed 'em to the fishes.


And the fact that, according to a poll this week, over 70% of all Arizona residents, including over 50% of Arizona Democrats, support the law right along with her?  Irrelevantnimmaterial.


Bottom line:  Im sure Michael Dalys phony rant will wow em at the next La Raza rally.  But among people who care about whether or not rule of law exists in this country, his views just might generate a slightly different reaction.


Ken Berwitz

How does West Coast Russ come up with this stuff?

According to Russ, this is the first 35MM photography ever -- and it was shot just four days before the earthquake. 

Read his explanation and then, by all means, click on the link.  It is a genuine "wow!"

Check out this silent clip which was 'shot' after the turn of the
century ( indications were that it was 1906 ! )......

This film, originally thought to be from 1905 until David Kiehn with the
Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum
 figured out exactly when it
was shot. From New York trade papers announcing the film showing to the
wet streets from recent heavy rainfall & shadows indicating time of year
& actual weather and conditions on historical record, even when the cars
were registered (he even knows who owned them and when the plates were
issued!).. It was filmed only four days before the quake and shipped by
train to NY for processing. Amazing but true!

This film was "lost" for many years. It was the first 35mm film ever.
It was taken by camera mounted on the front of a cable car

The number of automobiles is staggering for 1906. Absolutely amazing!
The clock tower at the end of Market Street at the Embarcadero wharf is
still there. (I'm also wondering ... how many "street cleaning" people
were employed to pick up after the horses? Talk about going green!)

And no traffic lights, no cross walks, no painted lanes, no road signs,
no cell phones (!) AND NO RULES - yet folks seem to survive okay...!

Great historical film.



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