Sunday, 15 September 2013

WHEN DID THE RED SOX TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THE YANKEES?

Ken Berwitz

Waiting for more?  There isn't any.  The title is the blog.


MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE: THE TRIBE'S RESPONSE

Ken Berwitz

On Friday I blogged about five "student" protesters (apparently not all were students at the school) pulling out 2,977 flags that had been put in an area of the campus to memorialize those who lost their lives on 9/11. 

Aside from their nonsensical claim that memorializing victims of a terrorist attack somehow was a display of "America's Imperialism", these junior fascists also claimed the flags were desecrating an Indian burial ground.

Since this particular lie involved  the Indian tribe in question - I thought you might be interested in what they had to say about it.

Excerpted from Robby Soave's piece at dailycaller.com:

The Abenaki tribe's response? "Disgusting."

Don Stevens, chief of the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe, said his tribe did not approve of the actions taken by five peopleincluding one studentat Middlebury College last week.

"We didn't know anything about this and if we had we certainly wouldn't have sanctioned it," he said...

...Steven said there's no evidence that the field is an Abenaki burial site. And even if it was, the flags would be a welcome presence.

"Our burial sites honor our warriors and their bravery," said Stevens. "Putting flags in the earth to honor bravery would not be disrespectful."

Are you surprised that the pretext for pulling out those flags was completely untrue?  I would hope not.

Since when does the lunatic left fringe worry about truth...other than the "truth" they think they exclusively hold, and have a 100% right to subject everyone else to, that is.


FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD

Ken Berwitz

The break-fast after Yom Kippur was great, as usual.  It means family, acquaintances we don't see much during the rest of the year, and delicious food (though pretty much any kind of food would have been fine after 24 hours).  And, of course, taking that first bite, knowing it represents the longest possible time until the next fast....

I have to admit, though, that for someone who likes to eat as much as I do, going without food or water for a full day is surprisingly easy. 

Maybe it's just that as I get older I get more circumspect about these things. 

Or maybe it is because, in the Jewish religion, Yom Kippur is a holy day which ends the period of repentance for sins committed during the year...and knowing myself as I do, the realization that I probably needed a good deal longer than one day made it that much more tolerable.

Incidentally, "holy day" is where the word "holiday" comes from.  Given that fact, I'm surprised the angry left hasn't demanded the word be changed to something else - like maybe "anyday", or "evenifyou'renotrereligiousday", or some other concoction.  I figure they'll eventually come up with something...

Hmm, I think I just segued back to politics. 


THE SYRIA FIASCO: THE US-RUSSIA "DEAL"

Ken Berwitz

Have you heard?  The Obama administration has cut a deal with Russia on Syria.  God, that Obama is a genius.

Huh?  What did you ask?  What are the terms of the deal.  Well, uh.........

-After a month of moving his assets around the country so that they would be hard, maybe impossible to find, bashar al-assad has promised Vladimir Putin, his puppeteer and benefactor, that he will provide an accounting of the weapons that have just been moved around. 

-Or is it just the ones that are now in places where they can be found?  

-UN inspectors can come in, oh, maybe November.  And there will be no UN resolution to use any force if it is found that he does not comply. 

-The removal of what al-assad says is the extent of his chemical weapons will complete in mid-2014....almost a year from now.

-Meanwhile, al-assad is free to continue killing his people using conventional weapons - which he has already done to the tune of 100,000 or more of them - with no deal in place to stop that at all. 

-And Putin is on his way to Iran, another country Russia has lots and lots of business with, to talk up a "deal" there too, while Barack Obama is left waiting for Putin to again take the lead, while he twiddles his thumbs.

What's that you say?  It doesn't sound like the Obama administration has cut a deal at all? 

It sounds like we are getting fleeced eight ways from Sunday? 

That Vladimir Putin has shown Barack Obama up for the flyweight he is?  

That the international community is shaking its heads in amazement at what a fiasco Obama & Co. are overseeing?  At how the heartless, conscienceless murdering KGB operative Vladimir Putin could twist Barack Obama so completely that it is Putin who looks like a Nobel Peace Prize winner and Obama like a mindless warmonger?

Now, why would you say that?


REAL RACISM (CONT.)

Ken Berwitz

What do you call it when the Attorney General of the United States attends a Black conference, for the purpose of coaching Black ministers on how to extract as many votes from their congregants as they can?

Excerpted from Patrick Howley's article at dailycaller.com:

Attorney General Eric Holder and IRS officials advised black ministers on how to engage in political activity during the 2012 election without violating their tax-exempt status.

Holder, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, and Peter Lorenzetti, a senior official in the scandal-plagued agency's exempt organizations division, participated in a May 2012 training session for black ministers from the Conference of National Black Churches at the U.S. Capitol hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). Holder spoke at the event.

"We're going to, first of all, equip them with the information they need to know about what they can say and what they cannot say in the church that would violate their 501(c)(3) status with the IRS," said then-CBC chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a Democrat from Missouri. "In fact, we're going to have the IRS administrator there. We're going to have Attorney General Eric Holder there...the ACLU."

"[The CBC] had the IRS members there specifically to advise them on how far to go campaigning without violating their tax-exempt status," George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley told The Daily Caller.

"Here, the Obama administration was clearly encouraging them to maximize their efforts by showing them where the lines were drawn in federal case law," Turley said.

"It is a fundamental precept that cabinet members should not engage in political activities. The most important of those cabinet members would be the attorney general of the United States. To have the attorney general actively advising political allies of the president showed remarkably poor judgment on his part," Turley told TheDC.

Could this be more racist? 

Did Attorney General eric holder attend meetings of other church groups that were predominantly not Black and provide the same advice?  Do you need me to tell you the answer?  I doubt it.

But then we have Emanuel Cleaver lying to our faces by telling us that "This event was open to all faiths, denominations, colors, creeds, and political affiliations".

Sure.  It's a group of Black ministers from the conference of Black Churches, hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus, with the Black Attorney General and his underlings conducting a training exercise in how to bring out the Black vote, and there's nothing racial about it. 

You would need a brainectomy to believe that crap.

This, not incidentally, is the same Emanuel Cleaver who claimed he was spit on when he and others marched through a Tea Party rally in Washington DC -- and then had to admit it never happened  (in that regard, it would be nice if he and other members of the group also admitted to their other lie - that they were called "nigger" by the Tea Partiers.  It also never happened).

Lying seems to come very easily to Emanuel Cleaver. 

And racism seems to come very easily to Attorney General eric holder.

Real racism. It comes in all forms, from all sources. No group is immune to it, or from it. Incredibly, not even the chief law enforcement officer of the United States under Barack Obama's administration - which has done more to divide this country racially than any other I can think of in my lifetime.


CANDY CLINTON? CHANNELING THE "WHO CARES" MOMENT

Ken Berwitz

Ok, we already know that CNN's Candy Crowley has no problem acting as a Democrat operative. 

We saw that in last year's presidential debate when, instead of moderating - a function that is supposed to be completely neutral - she tag-teamed with President Obama by telling Mitt Romney he was wrong when he said Mr. Obama did not call the Benghazi massacre a terrorist act. 

In fact Mitt Romney was absolutely 100% correct.  But every viewer was "told" by Candy Crowley, the moderator, that he wasn't. 

Mr. Obama, understandably, was so thrilled with Crowley repeating this lie that he smirked and asked her if she would say it again a little louder.

And, most gratingly, after the debate, thus after the damage was done, Crowley admitted that Mr. Romney was right all along.

Well, not content with that unprofessional, unethical and dishonest performance on behalf of Mr. Obama, Crowley is now channeling his would-be successor, Hillary Clinton. 

Read this transcript from this morning's "State of the Union" show and see for yourself:

CANDY CROWLEY, HOST: I'm joined now by Mike Rogers, he is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. What do you think of the plan?

CONGRESSMAN MIKE ROGERS (R-MICHIGAN): Well, obviously I'm skeptical. But any day that we can do something to take chemical weapons off the battlefield, take them away from Assad, and/or stop them from being, from falling into the hands of Hezbollah or al Qaeda, it's a good day.

But here's the problem with where we're at. The Syria plan has been confusing at best over the last two years. Last week it was more confusing to the American people and more confusing to members of Congress about our national security interests. The president couldn't quite close that deal.

So that indecisiveness, I think, gave the diplomatic advantage to the Russians. They saw it, they stepped in. This is a Russian plan for Russian interests. And we should be very, very concerned...

CROWLEY: Who cares? If it has a chance to get rid of chemical weapons, do we really care that Russia got the diplomatic edge?

Who cares?  WHO CARES?

Tell you what, Candy:  I do.  And people who are concerned about the United States' standing in the world care.  And people who do not trust the career KGB operative, Vladimir Putin, as far as they can throw him care.  And people who are troubled by Putin cleaning Obama's clock - making him look like a wet-behind-the-ears rookie without a clue - care. 

But look at the bright side, Candy.  It is an excellent bet that Hillary Clinton joins you in not caring.  

After all, why should she care about this, when she didn't care about how the Benghazi massacre happened (you know, the massacre you tag-teamed with President Obama to misinform the country about)?  If Hillary Clinton didn't care about that, why wouldn't she join you in not caring about how Vladimir Putin tag-teamed with bashar al-assad to clean Mr. Obama's clock in front of the world?

Apparently, Candy Crowley certainly does seem to know a lot about tag-teaming....as long as she's doing it with a Democrat, that is.

CNN may think it has a journalist in Crowley.  But I don't. 

I doubt she can even spell the word.


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