Sunday, 08 March 2015

SELMA AND THE MISSING PRESIDENT

Ken Berwitz

Can you believe it?  I just looked at the first page of today's New York Times, which shows marchers commemorating the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" in Selma, Alabama, and George Bush isn't there.

Here, see for yourself:


Can you believe he didn't bother to show up for this?  What an insensitive, racist jer......

.....oh, wait.  He was there.  The New York Times just decided to crop him out of the picture...and not mention his presence until the tenth paragraph of the story, which insured minimal realization by Times readers that he came to Selma.

This is the "paper of record"?  What record would that be?

Zeke . . . . . . . . . All the Propaganda that Fits -- -- We Print . . . . . . . . . . (03/09/15)

Warren Does Bush really need to be the center of attention here? Why have you not commented on the great speech by the President? (03/09/15)

Warren This picture was shown in many papers and on the web. I saw it reproduced several times, so the NYTimes alone didn't just crop it to piss you off. Why do hard ass conservatives always think that they are being slighted? (03/09/15)

bob w Directed at Warren. why do all you bleeding heart liberals when called out must change the issue. The NY TIMES cropped out Bush. he was there to pay homage. period case closed. I have said this before and I will say it again. "I would not even allow my dog to crap on the NY TIMES" (03/09/15)


"I WANT THE PUBLIC TO SEE MY EMAILS"....

Ken Berwitz

Y'know what the scariest part of Hillary Clinton telling the world that "I want the public to see my emails" is?

That there are people who will con themselves into believing this has any sincerity at all.  Even 1% worth.

Since she has had 100% access to her emails and the federal government has not...

and since she has had the ability to remove or alter emails that might reflect poorly on her actions as Secretary of State...

and since her history is peppered with lies and deceptions, so common sense tells us there is no doubt that she would do so....

OF COURSE she would like us to see them.  They're going to show that she was the greatest Secretary Of State in the country's history.

Remember that math test you failed in high school?  The one your mother grounded you for?  If you had a chance to remove the questions you got wrong, you would have wound up acing that test.

This, folks, is the Hillary (and Bill) Clinton way. 

The only difference this time, however, is that mainstream media are not rolling over and allowing it to happen (welcome to the party, guys.  It only took you 30 years).

It's not going away.  Which means, quite possibly, that her candidacy is.


THE FAMILY VISIT

Ken Berwitz

Our daughter in law was taking a course this weekend, so our son came down today with our grandchildren.

They just left.

The house is a wreck, everything is everywhere, they ate their weight in food...

...and we miss them already.


A THANK-YOU TO THE YOUNG LADY WITH THE SUITCASE

Ken Berwitz

Apropos of nothing political....

I would like to thank the young lady (early 20's I'm guessing) who held us up when we were trying to get out of the parking lot in front of Neiman-Marcus at the Short Hills mall.

She and her friend, for some God-only-knows-what reason, had a suitcase on the ground, opened, and were moving their packed stuff in and out of it...while we waited to get by them and out of the lot.  This delayed me, my wife and her best friend - whom I drove to the mall to shop, stroll, have lunch and generally carouse while I putzed around with my laptop - for about 5 - 7 minutes.

You probably are wondering at this point why I would thank the young lady for this. 

Well, the reason is a very basic, primal one:  every time she bent over to get something from, or put something into, that suitcase, her jeans dropped so far that at one point literally half her tushy was visible.   And a very attractive one it was.

Let me again emphasize that we're not talking  about a "plumbers butt" occurrence, where the top inch or two shows.  It was a half-tushy spectactular. 

And she knew it was happening too.  She kept pulling them up.  But each time she did, the next time she bent over they were right down again.

My wife and her friend made a couple of "Oh my God" comments.  Me?  I just smiled and watched the show.

Eventually the suitcase was in the trunk, we were able to get out of the parking lot, and off we went...with a fond memory for me:  no ifs, ands or, er, buts.

I wish a similarly pleasing event for each and every one of you.

Ok, back to politics where, all too often the entire person qualifies as a butt, and they bend over for anything.

Zeke . . . . . . . and I was at Short Hills Mall late Sat afternoon - - - - - guess I parked on a different level. . . . . . . . some great end of season bargains, but no gluteus maximus views. . . . . (03/08/15)

free` Not sure if I should call you two a couple of nincom-poops or two boobs. ;) (03/08/15)

Ken Berwitz Zeke - for you it may be the end of the season. But yesterday, in that parking lot, it was the season of the"end". (03/08/15)


NICHOLAS KRISTOF'S IDIOTIC ANTI-ISRAEL COLUMN

Ken Berwitz

I could do a long blog about the idiocy of New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof's latest column about Gaza, the essence of which is that, yeah, the ruling party, hamas, is a bunch of bad people who do terrible things, but Israel is to blame because of the restrictions it puts on Gaza. (No mention, of course, of the hamas charter, which specifically calls for the annihilation of Israel and death to all Jews everywhere,  Hey, why wouldn't you give a population committed to this objective full freedom of access to Israel?  What could possibly go wrong?).

If you care to, use the link I've provided above and read this entire bucket of slop.  But for the purposes of brevity, and my blood pressure, I'll just put up one extraordinary little passage, which, in the mind of Nicholas Kristof, explains why Israel must make still more concessions to Gazans (unilaterally handing over 100% of the land area of Gaza wasn't enough, you see):

True, Hamas's misrule is central to the problem, but we don't have influence over Hamas; we do have influence over Israel.

What that says is that hamas's activities are irrelevant.   Because nothing we do is going to change its goals (again:  the annihilation of Israel and death of all Jews), the only party which we should be making demands of is Israel, which hamas gets a free pass on intending to wants to annihilate. 

That, folks, is the brilliant position of Nicholas Kristof.  If hamas is completely intransigent, Israel therefore has to capitulate.

Any doubt about why I call this idiotic?   


IS KHAMENEI DEAD?

Ken Berwitz

Did God wipe Iran's Ayatollah ali khamenei off the map?  And - the irony here is delicious - did God do so during the Jewish holiday of Purim, which celebrates the thwarting of Jewish annihilation in Persia (which is present-day Iran)?

Rumors, and reports from "unconfirmed sources" - this article at breitbart.com being one of them - are suddenly floating that the lunatic, terrorist-supporting radical Islamic leader of Iran - the one who pulls all the strings regardless of who the public there thinks they elected President - had died. The cause is supposed to be prostate cancer.

I won't say more on this because rumors are just that.  Rumors.  We don't know for sure yet that he is dead.

But if he is, the world has a chance to be a better place. 

Since that prospect is subject to who takes over, I acknowledge that , given what Iran has become, the chances are very minimal.  But we can hope, can't we?



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