Saturday, 16 November 2013

THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Ken Berwitz

Today's Quote Of The Day is a no-brainer....because the person who said it has again displayed his propensity for not using any part of the brain he presumably has.

It seems that Sarah Palin, talking about the impossibly huge deficit we are financing through borrowing from other countries - most significantly from China - pointed out that contuing to do so will eventually enslave us to that country.

You might or might not agree with Ms. Palin's sentiment, and you might or might not agree that enslavement is a realistic comparison.  But she certainly is making a valid point about the danger of economic "enslavement"....at least to most people

But not to martin bashir.

Here, via the transcript I pulled from Noel Sheppard's blog at newsbusters.org, is what bashir had to say about Sarah Palin, during his Friday show on (where else?) MSNBC:

MARTIN BASHIR: It's time now to clear the air. And we end this week in the way it began - with America's resident dunce, Sarah Palin, scraping the barrel of her long deceased mind, and using her all-time favorite analogy in an attempt to sound intelligent about the national debt.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

SARAH PALIN: Our free stuff today is being paid for by taking money from our children, and borrowing from China. When that note comes due - and this isn't racist, so try it. Try it anyway. This isn't racist. But it's going to be like slavery when that note is due.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

BASHIR: It'lll be like slavery. Given her well-established reputation as a world class idiot, it's hardly surprising that she should choose to mention slavery in a way that is abominable to anyone who knows anything about its barbaric history. So here's an example.

One of the most comprehensive first-person accounts of slavery comes from the personal diary of a man called Thomas Thistlewood, who kept copious notes for 39 years. Thistlewood was the son of a tenant farmer who arrived on the island of Jamaica in April 1750, and assumed the position of overseer at a major plantation. What is most shocking about Thistlewood's diary is not simply the fact that he assumes the right to own and possess other human beings, but is the sheer cruelty and brutality of his regime.

In 1756, he records that "A slave named Darby catched eating canes; had him well flogged and pickled, then made Hector, another slave, s-h-i-t in his mouth." This became known as Darby's dose, a punishment invented by Thistlewood that spoke only of the slave owners savagery and inhumanity.

And he mentions a similar incident again in 1756, this time in relation to a man he refers to as Punch. "Flogged Punch well, and then washed and rubbed salt pickle, lime juice and bird pepper; made Negro Joe piss in his eyes and mouth." I could go on, but you get the point.

When Mrs. Palin invoked slavery, she doesn't just prove her rank ignorance. She confirms that if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, then she would be the outstanding candidate.

Lovely.

Er, bashir: Last month, while claiming that Republicans and Republicans alone caused the government shutdown (as if President Obama's absolute refusal to negotiate with them had nothing to do with it) did you happen to hear some of the things Republicans were called by prominent Democrats?  Like, for example:

"...the anarchists have taken over. They've taken over the House, now they're here in the Senate."  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

"I call them 'legislative arsonists." They'e there to burn down what we should be building up in terms of investments and education and scientific research, and all that it is that makes our country great and competitive.":  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

"What we're not for is negotiating with people who have a bomb strapped to their chest":  Senior White House Advisor Dan Pfeiffer

"The only phrase that describes it is political terrorism.":  Former Vice President Al Gore

Just curious:  did you do features on these comments?  Did you rail about major Democrats calling Republicans anarchists?  Arsonists?  Suicide Bombers?  Terrorists?  Did you give your viewers a lecture on what anarchy, arson, suicide bombing and terrorism result in...and wish the same fate for Mr. Reid, or Ms. Pelosi, or Mr. Pfeiffer, or Mr. Gore?

What's that you say?  No?  You didn't do that for any of them at all? 

How come?  Actually, don't bother.  I already know the answer.

martin bashir wins Quote Of The Day honors for simultaneously being a vile pig, a consummate hypocrite and - please pardon the language - a total asshole.  Rarely does anyone exemplify all three traits as well as he has here.

Congratulations to him, I'm sure.


OBAMA & KERRY CAN BLOW, BUT THE ISRAELIS KNOW

Ken Berwitz

A poll was just released, which asked Israelis if they trust the US to take their country's side against Iran - arguably the most prolific terrorist regime in the world.

Here, courtesy of excerpts from Gavriel Fiske's article at Israel National News , are the results:

A majority of Jewish Israelis believe that Israel cannot rely on the United States to ensure the security of the Jewish state during negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, according to a poll published Thursday.

A full 55 percent of Israeli Jews felt that the US cannot be relied upon to safeguard Israel's security during the Iranian talks, with 31% saying the Americans could be trusted on the issue and 14% stating that they did not have an opinion on the matter, according to the poll, which was commissioned by Israel Radio and conducted among a representative sample of Jewish Israeli adults by the Rafi Smith Institute.

A clear majority of both self-identified right-wing and left-wing respondents said the US could'nt be relied upon when it came to Iran, a result that the institute described as "significant" and displayed the public's general feeling that the Obama administration was "not pro-Israel."

Surprised?  I'll bet you aren't.

Well, look at the bright side.  President Obama and John Kerry have managed to bring the right and left together in Israel.  Both sides agree that they can't be trusted as an ally.

But what about the "Lost Tribers" - i.e. Jews (and non-Jews) in the United States who support Israel but support Barack Obama as well?  You know, those nice folks who have the luxury of being able to indulge their Democrat-first fantasies and pretend the President and Secretary of State are not doing what they are, in fact, doing.  The ones who have nothing to lose other than maybe the smiles and nods of agreement with your friends at dinner or a party.  Do they get it yet?

I doubt it.  They never have in the past, so why should this time be different?

Israelis Jews, by contrast, do not have such luxuries.  They are forced to deal with reality.  And reality is that Iran, which is on record as intending to vaporize Israel, is close to achieving nuclear weapon capability...but Mr. Obama and Mr. Kerry are "negotiating" to ease sanctions on Iran - and may already have done so in a quiet way - without any ironclad proof that its commitment to nuclear weaponry has ended.

And that is all you have to know to understand the findings of this poll.


A RUDE WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD

Ken Berwitz

Bowie State University, a "historically Black University", has dropped its low cost health insurance for students, because the ObamaCare requirements made it impossible to keep.

So how do students feel about this? 

Watch this short (2.17) video, featuring Katherine Timpf of campusreform.com, and see for yourself.

Welcome, young people, to the real world.  And wave goodbye to the Obama fantasy world...the one you voted for. 

Now you know.  Maybe too late, but now you know.


OBAMACARNAGE: THE SECOND PROJECT VERITAS VIDEO

Ken Berwitz

I've already posted the first video from Project Veritas, which showed "trained navigators" telling prospective ObamaCare clients to lie so they could get lower insurance premiums.

Now Project Veritas has released a second video...which is just as bad, which I assume you would also like to see.  So here it is:

 

As you can see, a little theatricality was tossed in (which, in my opinion, is not very smart).  But the facts remain the same.  "navigator" after "navigator" telling people how to game ObamaCare, and frustration that the web site makes it nearly impossible to sign up.

No wonder Democrats are tearing away from this mess so fast they're leaving skid marks.

Zeke .... .... Please ! . . . . Nab-er-gators are honest patronage positions that Obama uses to pay off his political operatives. . . . . Since ACORN got tossed, this is the next best payoff mechanism. . . . . . Enjoy knowing what your way-higher medical premiums are paying for. . . . . . . . Of course, since the IRS is running ObamieKare, and these Nab-er-gators are contract employees of the IRS, and are telling Navigatees how to cheat on their taxes and their premium subsidies . . . . . who's minding the store ? . . . . (11/16/13)


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