Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Yes, the Arabs in Gaza will weep in sorrow now that these fine "police" are getting incinerated all over the place by IDF strikes...Nothing like gunning down three unarmed young men down in the alley to win the hearts and minds, huh?
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 10:46 PM
Recalling that Hamas deliberately places its agencies of violence (I refuse to call them "police" or "military") in the midst of dense population centers--consider these numbers:
From AP, 12/28/08: "Gaza health official Dr. Moaiya Hassanain said at least 280 people were killed, including 183 members of Hamas' uniformed security forces. It was not clear how many of the others were gunmen or civilians."
183 of 280 = AT LEAST 65% of the dead were military...
According to PALESTINIAN sources.
From the JPost, 12/27/08:
230 dead in 1st day of Gaza offensive
Dec. 27, 2008
Yaakov Katz , THE JERUSALEM POST
In the heaviest military strike against the Gaza Strip since the 1967 Six Day War, the Israel Air Force bombed over 170 targets on Saturday, killing more than 230 Palestinians, as Israel launched "Operation Cast Lead," aimed at putting a stop to Hamas rocket attacks against the South.
...Palestinian officials said that at least 15 civilians were among the dead in Gaza.
15 of 230 = 6.5% of the dead were civilians.
According to PALESTINIAN sources.
Only two words can describe the care and accuracy of the IDF in Operation Cast Lead: UNBELIEVABLE AND STUPEFYING.
Ohhhh, and let's all shed a tear that Hamas is now finding it difficult to indulge in wedding-policing like this one from last year:
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 10:41 AM
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Folks, just look at the cruel, smug arrogance of these bloodthirsty mofos only 14 days ago. There's truly nothing that brings them to orgasm more than the idea of a Jooooooooo kneeling in head-chopping position, in front of a roaring crowd of Muslims. Satan/Shaitan/ Lucifer/Beelzebub, call your office!
But today these brave jihadis are running around like rats, knocking down little kids and old ladies so they can get into the bomb shelters first. [siiiighhhh, "those were the good ol' days..."]
Whattagang of filthy savages. Let us pray that Israel keeps this unbelievably accurate and humane bombing campaign up day-in-day-out for at least 6 months...
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 8:59 PM
Friday, November 28, 2008
What is the word that springs into a normal human's mind when you look at this photo of one of the Mumbai jihadis, who was then in the process of murdering at least 130 innocent people? Go ahead, finish the sentence with one word--multiple choice:
"This man looks very...
The answer, of course, is ANY or ALL of the above...But not for NBC's Richard Engel, who apparently just defined himself out of the "normal human" category when he appeared on the NBC Nightly News on Nov. 26. No, for Engel, what touched his heart about this photo was that the mass murderer was so very..."YOUNG." [Here's the vid--check it out at 2:16]
Oh, brother, we in trouble.
There is just so much wrong with this attitude, it's hard to know where to begin. And notice his wrap-up at the very end. What words does he choose to convey the diabolical hatred that inspires these filthy mass murderers--"fanatical"? "ultra-religious zealots"? "ruthless?" Oh, no, these butchers were..."very dedicated."
And who could ever be against "dedication," right?
On the other hand, truly "dedicated" wonderful people who were murdered by these Islamists are subtly defamed and dehumanized. Lubavitcher Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivkah had their lives stolen by the jihadis for the crime of being Jewish. The Lubavitch are an inspiring (and need I add, "peaceful") group of Orthodox Jews who specialize in education and outreach to Jews--yes, even those in Mumbai, India-- who wish to learn more about Judaism and its roots. Yet in every news story about the Mumbai atrocities I've read, they are referred to as "ultra-orthodox."
Is "ultra" ever a good thing in a news story? Is it ever as good as being "dedicated?"
Why do we accept this routine description of Lubavitch members as "ULTRA" orthodox? Who determines why this label is slapped on a dedicated, peaceful Jewish organization? Richard Engel?
This linguistic inversion is a subtle but insidious justification for their murders, make no mistake, like calling Jews in Hebron "settlers." It's all in keeping with what seems to be a new motto from our lamestream media: "Making the world safer for Jew-killers, one headline at a time." And they've been up to it at least as far back as June 1967.
Rabbi Holtzberg and his wife, l'shullum, are survived by their son, Moshe. Here is his photo--now that's what I call "looking very young," Mr. Engel.
UPDATE: My homey Yaacov performs his typical great and touching analysis of the Mumbai terror attacks at his "Breath of the Beast" site.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 1:06 PM
Friday, November 21, 2008
For all those comics supposedly having soooo much trouble finding anything FUNNY to ridicule on Obama...Look at what Jimmy Kimmel achieves in about 5 minutes in a BARBERSHOP, for cryin' out loud...
"Watch, the chairs gonna break in the White House, sitting on that thing..." [2:44] HAAAAAWWWWWWWWW!!!!
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 10:06 PM
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
John McCain’s incoherent, C- campaign did not deserve to win the Presidency this year. On the other hand, America doesn’t deserve the punishment an Obama presidency is about to inflict upon us. Unfortunately, as a great Democrat once said: Life isn’t fair.
John McCain, a genuine American war-hero with a long, moderate-to-conservative voting record, has just been trounced by the callowest, least-accomplished, most far-left candidate in modern history. It is important to understand how we got here.
The first thing that needs to be said is this: John McCain is really a Reagan Democrat. He joined the Republican Party in Arizona years ago because people like him (patriotic, military background, self-consciously anti-Communist) had no future in the Democrat Party, and he remained a Republican since then, but anyone who watches his demeanor and speeches cannot avoid the conclusion that this is a man much more comfortable with traditional lunch-bucket arguments and policies than the generally more abstract, data-based analyses favored by Republicans.
Conservatives must understand McCain’s candidacy in its full context: McCain's nomination represented the joint successes of two independent and mutually hostile projects--the Media/Political Left's project, and McCain's own.
McCain represented a shrewd strategic choice by the leftist "hive”—he nearly won the nomination in 2000, when he had half as many GOP votes in the GOP primaries as Bush did. That near-death experience should have been a wakeup call to our slumbering “state party activists” to vaccinate their parties against any future Democrat pollution/manipulation. But, unfathomably, they stayed in their comas, and, sure enough, in 2008 the GOP primary candidate who got the 2d most GOP votes became the GOP candidate. He repeatedly positioned himself as “the anti-Republican Republican.” And now we wonder why he had trouble making Republican arguments while running as a Republican?
McCain’s own project planned to draw massive numbers of “moderate” Democrats and independents over to the Republican side. He had been calculating and executing this strategy since at least as far back as the early 1990s (when he and John Kerry were allies in normalizing relations with Vietnam). McCain’s uber-rationale was this: America wanted a moderate leader who would seek out support from the other side, a task which in theory should have been made much easier if the Democrats nominated a far-left candidate.
Sure enough, the Democrats did. Unfortunately, the far-left candidate had two unusual, (but by March 2008 easily foreseeable) advantages: he had no recognizable voting record in higher office to hang around his neck to define him; and he had a gigantic money advantage (well over 2-1) with which to savage McCain and glorify himself. This was a completely unprecedented situation, since by definition newcomers are generally unable to drum up the funds to compete with entrenched powerful pols. Obama in fact outspent McCain by a ratio heretofore reserved for shoo-in incumbent Presidents over mismatched challengers.
With these advantages. Obama was able to attack McCain’s strategy directly, by in fact making McCain out to be the “risky,” even “ideological” choice versus the reasonable, moderate, bi-partisan Obama. Result: McCain was unable to get independents or centrist Democrats not named Lieberman to support him (or at least get them known!) And, quite foreseeably, the media hive has been bursting with stories about “lifelong Republicans who are planning to vote for Obama.”
Speaking of the hive, it needs to be said the 2008 election actually saw the culmination of two of their long-term projects, with McCain’s nomination being the first. To a lot of media/political types, the Clintons represented a heart-breaking concession to evil capitalism. The Clintons gladly partnered with big business, and almost never manifested the type of red-meat soak-the-rich attitude that had energized the Democrat left for decades. Not only did the Clintons win twice, but they explicitly, smugly, repeatedly lectured the Left that that was the only way Democrats could possibly win. The Left hates, hates, HATES being told that undiluted Leftism is a political loser. Therefore, their second project was to ensure the nomination of a genuine leftist for the Democrats.
History will show that Hillary Clinton was an eminently suitable candidate for the Left, but through a combination of shrewd analysis and execution by Obama’s campaign and frankly astounding incompetence, over-confidence and lack of discipline by her own, all topped off by some mischievous and fickle big-money Hollywood backstabbing, the Hillary candidacy finished as nothing more than high-priced roadkill: the most inevitable nomination in modern times was aborted, and the far-left was energized in a way not seen since LBJ withdrew in 1968.
With both the media/political hive projects of 2008 successfully completed, the hive effectively held a “checkmate” position since March—no matter what happened, they would win in November. Of course, they would do everything to make sure their true choice was elected, but even a docile McCain “who knew his place” and would sign off on Democrat legislation would be acceptable to them. This understanding was what had conservatives so dispirited until August 29.
Enter Sarah Palin. The Palin choice represented an unthinkable occurrence to the hive: McCain had forgotten who his benefactors were, and was instead listening to Republicans. The energization of the right and the demonization by the now-wounded hive were almost physically equal-and-opposite effects. The Palin choice restored a strategic parity to the campaign, wherein McCain had a strong, viable shot at repeating Bush’s previous electoral wins, and appeared to even open up a few Dem-leaning states such as Pennsylvania and New Hampshire.
But McCain the Reagan Democrat zoned out and failed a critical test a few weeks later. What was he thinking when he declared on September 15 when he declared the US economy "fundamentally strong"? What was he thinking when he announced on September 24 he was suspending his campaign, including the upcoming September 26 debate appearance, after the financial crisis broke? Did he think the MAJORITY DEMOCRATS would cave in and make him a conquering hero? Did he think it was a one-day crisis that would blow over, and make him look as if he had worked some magic on it? Indeed, as the Obama ads relentlessly drilled, he appeared confused, erratic, and out of touch—his big moment of crisis in the middle of the campaign, and he blew it. He choked. And everyone forgot about Obama’s horrendous response to Russia’s Georgia invasion just a month earlier.
At that point, McCain had a month to restore his campaign, but being avalanched by paid Obama ads and the unpaid hive ads (remember the 2004 comment by Newsweeks’s Evan Thomas that the liberal media support is “worth maybe 15 points” in the polls), he would need to do it the unfamiliar way—he’d need to ARGUE for it, using information and persuasion, and punchy confrontations in the remaining debates. So let’s take a short review of those weeks:
1—3 debates, 4.5 hours on national TV face-to-face with Obama, McCain never mentioned Obama’s “bitter clingers” comment
2—3 debates, 4.5 hours on national TV face-to-face with Obama, never mentioned Jeremiah Wright’s incendiary sermons.
3--3 debates, 4.5 hours on national TV face-to-face with Obama, never mentioned Obama’s breaking his word to use public campaign financing (a McCain signature issue on which he had relentlessly beat up fellow Republicans!)
4--3 debates, 4.5 hours on national TV face-to-face with Obama, never mentioned Obama’s plan to "bankrupt" the US coal industry. (and where was McCain's research staff on that San Francisco interview, which had been posted on the internet for 9 months before they noticed it?! Simply inexcusable.)
5--3 debates, 4.5 hours on national TV face-to-face with Obama, never mentioned Obama’s “price of arugula” comment, a nice populist dig waiting to be made.
6--3 debates, 4.5 hours on national TV face-to-face with Obama, never cited the Clinton campaign’s many tough arguments against Obama—he could have just quoted Hillary!
That was McCain's (and our) downfall: You can’t bring moderation to an ideology fight. An honorable, sincere moderate who is behind really hasn’t a chance against a cynical ideologue who is ahead. Obama simply dissembled at the debates, while McCain’s tongue-tied references to Ayers, ACORN, Khalidi, “most liberal senator,” etc., sounded unfairly abrupt, even desperate. Maybe they were? To the bitter end, McCain refrained from “bringing Jeremiah Wright into the campaign,” even though Hillary had…Why not?
It wouldn’t have looked moderate enough.
So here we are, on the verge of the greatest accomplishment by the American Left since…Well, maybe ever. To them, the Clintons represented the Menshevik phase, while Obama represents the seizure of power by the Bolsheviks. So, to quote the original Bolshevik himself, what is to be done?
First, the Republican Party needs to relentlessly reform its state electoral rules to ensure that those voters choosing the Republican candidate are genuine Republicans who have the best interests of the Republican Party at heart. This self-evident corrective of course should have been completed by early 2001. It wasn’t, so here we are, with a self-admittedly weak-on-economics candidate trying to talk his way through a financial meltdown. It has been pathetic.
Second, we as voters and activists need to re-examine the emphasis we place—or don’t place—on communication skills. Philip Klein recently wrote in the American Spectator about George W. Bush:
“Bush’s weaknesses as a communicator proved damaging to his presidency and crippled opportunities to advance a conservative agenda. The memorable wartime leaders all had the ability to inspire and convey the nature of the conflict to the general public, but not President Bush. He avoided press conferences that would have allowed him to confront his critics, and he couldn’t perform when he did hold them, often falling back on stock phrases and talking points rather than refuting misinformation with details. This weakness made it easier for his opponents to fill the vacuum with false narratives…Bush’s weakness as a communicator left him ill-equipped to explain the [Social Security] crisis and to fend off attacks from liberal demagogues.”
Conservatives need to rediscover the importance of communication and argument in our representatives. It is important to note that the only Republican in history who received any compliment from the media hive was Ronald Reagan, who they labeled “The Great Communicator.” This was of course an apparent put-down, since they were writing off Reagan’s successes as the result only of his hypnotic, inscrutable speeches. But that non-compliment-compliment was the hive’s acknowledgment that Reagan HAD BEEN EFFECTIVE against them.
Going back to Bush 41 in 1988, the Republican’s have nominated a string of candidates who have been at best “poor” in communications. As the 1960’s Left demographic takes its seats in the highest offices of the media, academia, entertainment, arts, “public policy” think tanks, polling organizations, even business and finance, we have to assume that every one of our initiatives will be maligned, marginalized and targeted for oblivion, while the most crackpot schemes of the Left will be given respectful and favorable commentary. In this environment, we simply cannot afford any more tongue-tied leaders who are unable to argue their way out of a paper bag.
[First in a series of essays about the lessons to be learned from Election 2008. And thanks to my homies at AmericanThinker.com, who published this essay there on 11/4/08]
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 11:54 AM
Saturday, October 18, 2008
HOW THE FBI RAN DOWN JOHN DILLINGER IN 1934--BACK IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS, BEFORE SAUDI ARABIA HAD BOUGHT THEIR B@LLS
The great Pam Atlas did some old-fashioned citizen-reporting the other day, to find out why the FBI had censored its own "MOST WANTED" notice for Islamist double honor-murderer Yaser Abdel Said. She actually got through to a human being, Mark Whitein, a flack for the Bureau's Dallas office-- though unfortunately he wasn't a truthful human being.
This worm Whitein had the gall to pretend that they had censored their notice (deleting the phrase "honor killing" and any references to Said's Islamist motivations) because they couldn't assume what the motive was behind the murder.
"It's a double murder...It's not our job to label...The label doesn't mean anything...We don't label."
Uhhhhhhhh, THAT'S A LIE. The Bureau routinely reports incidents of "HATE CRIMES" based precisely on these sorts of assumptions. The bulk of those incidents--incidents, NOT convictions!-- are characterized as "hate-crimes" on far weaker evidence than they've got against that filthy jihadi-on-the-run Yaser Abdel Said.
For that matter, given flack Whitein's "argument," why on earth does the FBI think Said even committed "a double murder"? Maybe these dangerous semi-kaffir teen daughters assaulted dear old Dad, and he had to fill them fulla lead in self-defense? Come on, you sooooooo professional FBI people, let's not jump to conclusions!
Dangerous Semi-Kaffir Daughters
When the clueless (or compromised?!) fools at the Bureau wake up to the real threat to our way-of-life that these insidious homicidal Islamists represent, maybe then patriotic American taxpayers like me will have the confidence to put our real names on our blogs, rather than expose our families and ourselves to the carefree rampages of Islamists running amok in America.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 9:16 AM
Friday, October 10, 2008
I knew these people existed, especially back in my blinkered Bay State homeland, but to see them putting it all out there, proud and open on YouTube, is really quite startling. According to the vid and the bios, this loony lady studied Torah and lived in Israel for 5 years...and this is what she learned:
1) A guy who supports infanticide and (What?...Is that unfair?...Arguably not infanticide?...OK, let me change that)...A guy who supports partial-birth abortion up to the 9th month and considers a baby from an unplanned pregnancy a "punishment" somehow earns her support, in spite of her education in the unambiguously anti-abortion Torah. Hmmmmmm...Maybe there's another Torah out there of which I'm unaware, one that endorses abortion?
2) When a blood-soaked Arab despot threatens to bomb Israel if he's attacked by the US, it's really the US President who's to blame. Funny how she recalls all that pre-war fear in Israel of Saddam's missiles...But somehow she forgot to mention that Bush WIPED OUT that ferociously anti-Israel regime and captured the despot...and prevented the feared attacks were made. And the whole Op Iraqi Freedom was WILDLY POPULAR in Israel.
And she says nothing about all those missiles that REALLY ARE being fired into Israel from Gaza, dozens a week...Those same nice Gazans who are illegally contributing thousand$ to Barry Hussein's campaign.
I hereby open the floor to YOUR VOTES, my friends, to explain this bizarre phenomenon. The choices are:
(a) Stockholm/Cambridge syndrome, this cowardly mom was so traumatized by the Arab terror her kids actually were exposed to that she has come to identify/sympathize with the terrorists and their protectors (Barry Hussein)
(b) "Court-Jew" narcissisim, the desire to grovel and assist a powerful non-Jewish figure (like Obama) in return for being recognized by the power figure as an "official representative" of the Jewish community. (And tangibly rewarded for it, heheh. Like "Rabbi" Michael Lerner was rewarded by the Klintons).
(c) "Jewicidal" urge, as the great AtlasShrugs calls it--when Jews convince themselves that a clearly suicidal course is actually the safest one. Like handing the Golan Heights to Syria!
(d) Slavish Jewish devotion to MLCA*...In spite of her professed religious training.
*Most Liberal Candidate Available
(e) She's just really, really, REAAAALLLLLLLYYYYYY stupid.
Feel free to mix and match, in the proportions you deem fit. I HEREBY OPEN THE FLOOR TO YOUR VOTES.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 5:35 PM
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Just remember incidents like these whenever you hear the lamestream media morons bleating about:
** Israeli checkpoints where "Palestinian civilians are humiliated."
** "Intrusive" and "Illegal" detentions by Israeli troops of "Palestinian civilians seeking medical care."
** "Brutal Israeli troops"
** "Fanatical Zionists"
** Ohhhhh, can't forget this one: "Jewish control of the newsmedia"...The same media that totally ignored this story.
Notice that this lovely Islamic lady is gently detained unhurt by armed Israeli forces, after she had deliberately attacked them with acid...TWICE. Notice that an unusually perfidious atrocity-uhhhh, **2** atrocities--like this does NOT result in arson, riots, murders, etc. from wild-eyed "Jewish settlers." Notice that there is not a peep of condolence nor regret from those "moderate, responsible" Palestinian leaders--no, they're too busy planning their next international conference against racist Zionism...
IDF Soldier Blinded in Acid Attack by Arab Female at Hawara
22 Elul 5768, 22 September 08 07:19by Hana Levi Julian
(IsraelNN.com) An IDF soldier faces the prospect of surgery on Tuesday and the loss of his vision in the wake of an attack by a Palestinian Authority Arab woman who sprayed toxic acid in his face on Monday.
The terrorist attacked the young soldier while he was manning the Hawara checkpoint near the PA-controlled city of Shechem in Samaria. She sprayed the toxic acid in his face as she crossed through the humanitarian lane which requires no security checks, inasmuch as it is used for medical care and other urgent cases.
Soldiers arrested the woman, who was found to be the same terrorist who struck in a similar attack on another soldier at the same location last week.
The soldier was rushed to a nearby hospital and transferred to Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikvah, where he was informed of the loss of vision in one of his eyes. Tuesday's operation is intended address the burns around his eyes.
Three PA Arabs were also injured from the substance. The attacker was taken into custody by other soldiers and transferred to security personnel for questioning.
Second Acid Attack in September
Monday’s incident was the second assault by the same terrorist this month. In the previous attack, she also attempted to cross through the humanitarian lane. She then approached the soldier stationed in the lane, sprayed the acid at his face and raced back in the direction from which she had come. However, in the chaos that ensued last time, she succeeded in her escape.
Her victim, who suffered light injuries from the acid, was taken to the Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikvah for treatment.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 11:19 AM
Obama's "CommuniSty Organizer" Sponsor William Ayers, 2001
Long before his San Francisco putdown of us "bitter-clingers," Obama was bragging to the Associate Press that "I'm not interested in the suburbs. The suburbs bore me." In this 1990 interview, he also told the AP:
"As the director of a program that tried to bring South Side churches, unions and block associations together on projects, Obama was not trying to solve local problems, he said. Instead, he sought to construct something more lasting--a forum for the community to speak with one voice. "I'm interested in organizations, not movements, because movements dissipate and organizations don't," Obama said."
TRANSLATION: "I'm not interested in actually solving real problems in the real world for real people, like I will pretend in 2007-8. I'm interested in creating perpetual political entities that never actually solve problems, but simply wield power. Like, ohhhhhh, a communist party."
The interview went on:
"America suffered when the movements of the 1940s dissipated, he said. Those movements succeeded in raising doubts about harmful traditions of sexism and racism, but failed to offer a viable alternative."
Holy crow, is he talking about the communist-created "Popular Front" organizations that tried to make Henry Wallace President instead of Harry Truman? Hmmmmmmm?? Wellllll, let's give him the benefit of the doubt on that one...
"Hopefully, more and more people will begin to feel their story is somehow part of this larger story of how we're going to reshape America in a way that is less mean-spirited and more generous, " Obama said. "I mean, I hope to be part of a transformation of this country."
"MEAN-SPIRITED" AMERICA, FIRST, LAST AND ALWAYS! Some things never change...
Oh, and before the Obot clowns try to write this off as "youthful hyperbole," remember he was a full 29 years of age...When does an adult cease to be a child, anyhow? If Michelle was raped by some 28-year-old thug, how would Barry feel about the perp being sentenced with juvenile sanctions?
For reference, here is the data on the article: Illinois Daily Herald (Associated Press), May 3, 1990, "Harvard student tackles racism at core."
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 7:49 AM
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
The future of the American law firm? Hmmmmmm, include me out.
Oh, but of course I'm just a worthless kaffir...
Impeccably impartial article by the impeccably impartial "NOREEN S. AHMED-ULLAH." Even includes an endorsement from the patriotic lads at CAIR-Chicago.
Aren't you glad to see how Muslim women are adapting their culture to the American way of life? Or is it the other way around?
When the Muslim Chicago Dad murders his daughter for dating a kaffir--or talking to one without a chaperone--which side will this law firm represent? "To ask the question is to answer it."
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 9:35 AM
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
"Terrible now to look as a blood red cloud darkened the sky.
Heavens stained with the blood of men
As the Valkyries started up, their songs filled the air
Seeking the bravest warriors.
Over dead and dying men, the Valkyries choose the battle slain
For Odin at the Ragnarok, end of time for gods and men.
Heroes laid like battered planks on the bloody road
Paving the way to Valhalla. I laid you down
On the earth to rest. turning to flight, more arrows
Rained cutting through, turning my shirt red.
I fell but crawled to you. Ragnor, I saw the paving
That morning in the mud. Your breathe came soft.
Eyes gems of pain Ragnor, hearth companion,
Soaked with sweat and blood, Valkyries, a warrior for Odin!
Ragnor, my childhood companion, urging me away.
I will stay with you and we will fight to enter Valhalla."
[Link if embed doesn't work]
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 7:28 PM
"You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It’s still going to stink after eight years.”
--Barack Obama, September 9, 2008
"Michael S. Dukakis laid responsibility for the Pentagon fraud scandal at the feet of President Reagan and Vice President Bush...
At a news conference in Louisville, Ky., this morning, the Democratic nominee used some of his strongest language yet ...
Asked if he blamed Mr. Bush and Mr. Reagan personally for what has happened at the Pentagon, the Massachusetts Governor gestured to Representative Romano L. Mazzoli of Kentucky, who was standing nearby, and replied: ''Well, there's an old Greek saying -I suspect, Ron, the Italians have the same one. You know, 'A fish rots from the head first.' "
New York Times, July 31, 1988
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
In classical literature, Satan (or other wicked gods) confront good, moral people, not by fear, not by force, but by confusing them. They sow distrust and suspicion, make the target lose confidence that they have made the right decision. And Satan always couches his comments as trying to HELP his target.
Then the target follows Satan's advice, and voila--catastrophe.
Have you noticed how closely Democrats and the media follow the "Satanic model"?
Whenever conservatives make a strong, bold move, or are well-positioned to implement their agenda, liberals and the media step forward with ways to "help them out." "Hey, don't act hasty there, guys, you don't appreciate all the wisdom and common sense Jimmy Carter/Tip O'Neill/Dan Rostenkowski/Warren Christopher/Madeline Albright was exercising in that chair, you need to follow that lead..."
My God, the list is endless--let's review a little history just since I started paying attention. Democrats and the media have relentlessly, "generously" urged Republicans to:
**Not nominate Ronald Reagan
**Not re-nominate Ronald Reagan
**Not support Ronald Reagan's tax cuts
**Not support Ronald Reagan's policy to confront the Kremlin
**[Let's just save a lot of time and say--"Not support any of Ronald Reagan's initiatives"]
**Oppose Robert Bork for Supreme Court
**Not kick Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait
**Support George Bush I in breaking his "no new taxes" pledge.
**Support Gorbachev over Yeltsin
**Not oppose David Souter for Supreme Court
**Oppose Clarence Thomas for Supreme Court
**Not oppose the Clinton agenda
**Not support Newt Gingrich as House Minority Leader
**Not support Newt Gingrich as Speaker of the House
**Run "positive, non-partisan" campaigns against Bill Clinton
**Refrain from impeaching Bill Clinton
**Refrain from convicting Bill Clinton for impeachable offenses
**Attack tobacco companies
**Attack oil companies
**Attack pharmaceutical companies
**Attack gun companies/gun owners/gun rights
**Nationalize health care
**Nominate John McCain over George W. Bush
**Refrain from ousting the Taleban
**Refrain from ousting Saddam Hussein
**Block off-shore oil drilling
[sorry, I'm going to have to cut it there]
Do you notice a theme here? On some of these issues, the Repubs held firmly united and rejected Satan's advice--and their intitiatives led to historical success. On others they succumbed to that "helpful advice"--and inevitably rued it for leading to debacle after debacle.
Just like the classical stories of those who rejected Satan's advice--or took it.
Today the media and Left are urging John McCain to change his decision and "dump Sarah Palin." Or urging Sarah Palin to "do the honorable, responsible thing" and quit the campaign.
That would be yet another grave, grave error.
The Left doesn't have the guts to try to murder us. Instead, they constantly urge us to commit suicide.
Let's not. And instead of getting angry at the bottle-imps of the Left, let's show a little Jewish/Christian charity, and urge them all to help themselves in the long run, and abandon the politics of division, and endorse the superb Reformist ticket of McCain-Palin, n'est ce pas?
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 5:32 PM
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The beautiful thing about anaconda-squeezing the jihadis into tighter and tighter spaces in Iraq is that our boys can then focus ever-greater firepower on those Satanic jackals...A lovely display of fireworks to celebrate the Palin selection--enjoy!
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 8:37 PM
Yes, she is the one on the far right...
H/T Larwynn the Great!
Alaska's Jewish Community on Palin Selection
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA -- (August 30, 2008)
By M. Phillips
(lubavitch.com) Alaska’s Governor Sarah Palin, a relative unknown to most Americans until she was named McCain's running mate this Friday, enjoys wide popularity in her home state and the respect of the broader Jewish community there, Rabbi Yossi Greenberg, Chabad’s representative to Alaska’s Jewish community told Lubavitch.com.
“She’s established a great relationship with the Jewish community over recent years, and has attended several of our Jewish cultural gala events,” he said.
Palin has shown solidarity with Israel by signing a State of Alaska Resolution recognizing Israel's 60th Anniversary and its relationship with Alaska. In the resolution, Governor Palin pointed to Alaska’s special connection to Israel dating back to Alaska Airlines’ participation in the rescue of 40,000 Yemenite Jews when it airlifted them from Yemen to Tel Aviv during 1948 and 1949.
Drafted by members of the Alaska Legislation and heavily supported by Speaker of the House, Representative John Harris, Governor Palin signed the resolution in the presence of Alaska’s Jewish community leaders this June.
According to Greenberg, Governor Palin had plans to visit Israel with members of the Jewish community, which did not happen yet because of scheduling conflicts.
On a personal level, Greenberg was “impressed by Governor Palin’s remarks of hope and faith when she gave birth to a child with special needs.” Her words, he observed, were completely aligned with Judaism’s traditional views on embracing the birth of child with special needs as a gift of G-d, no less than is the birth of any baby.
Though Greenberg was unequivocal in stating that Chabad representatives do not endorse political candidates, and as spiritual leaders reach out to anyone regardless of political affiliation, he did say, "We all feel that the Governor is a remarkable, energetic, and good person."
© 2008 Lubavitch News Service, A division of the Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch.
Under the auspices of the Lubavitch World Headquarters
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 6:41 PM
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Obama Terror-Godfather Bill Ayers: "Keep up the good fight, fellas!"
I don't know about you guys, but I always like to have friends over for the Labor Day weekend, and I go out to stock up on slingshots, home-made shields, Molotov cocktails, tire-slashing devices, gas masks, and 5-gallon buckets of URINE. I mean, isn't that what everyone is into on Labor Day?
Well, that was a partial list of items seized from a gang of "welcoming" Dems in Minneapolis yesterday, in preparation for the Republican convention.
And these Bolshie goons have the chutzpah to complain that their "free speech" rights are being violated..."I gotcher free speech right here..."
A HEARTY "WELL-DONE!!" to Sheriff Bob Fletcher and the lads in the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office, we need more like them!
Here's the full list of the items seized from these despiccable Demo "activists"--ohh, and spare me the "Hey, they're anarchists, they hate the Dems as much as the GOP" rap--I was born at night, but not last night. These bastards are part of Hussein Obama's Chicago-style national operation, bet on it.
Thought you might like to see the full list of peaceful items seized from these peaceful Democrat operatives, from the Sheriff's press release:
Materials used in creating "sleeping dragons" (pvc pipe, chicken wire, duct tape)
Large amounts of urine (including 3 - 5 gallon buckets of urine)
Assorted edged weapons including a machete, hatchet and several throwing knives
Gas mask and filter
Empty glass bottles
Homemade Caltrops (devises used to disable buses in roads)
Old tires (for burning)
Empty plastic buckets cut and made into shields
Material for protective padding
An army helmet
Hat-tip to ATLAS SHRUGS--and there is a fantastic slideshow of the raid items here.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 7:39 PM
Saturday, August 30, 2008
"You can tell from our faces how ecstatic we are about our convention bounce."
If the story of Odysseus teaches us anything, it is this: Never underestimate an old, experienced warrior.
John McCain did that lesson proud yesterday by choosing Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. Disbelieve any swipes you see in the lame-stream media, folks, this was a MASTER-STROKE. At once energizing the conservative base (that includes me!) and carrying out a massive poaching mission for Hillary voters and independent feminists...BRILLIANT!!
Check out the expressions (above) on Biden and Obama when they learned about the Palin choice at Monaca, PA... Priceless!! They each look as if they've been kicked in the stomach 3 or 4 times...Because Gov. Palin turns around all their stupid little slogans right back at them, except that she is a truly mature person who has served in executive positions (actually more than anyone on either ticket), and fought entrenched interests (from her own party!) successfully.
Oh, and did I mention that she CLINGS TO HER GUNS??!!
I've certainly fired plenty of shots at Sen. McCain here, and don't back down from any of them. But this pick answers the one question that bothered me more than any other: DOES MCCAIN REALLY WANT TO WIN THIS THING? As none other than Peggy Noonan noted a few months ago, it appeared that John McCain was really running to win the GOP nomination, and vindicate his loss in 2000...and then coast to a gracious loss to a "worthy" Democrat.
By picking Gov. Palin, John McCain has proved he really wants to win this thing.
"ALLLLLLL ABOARD!! THIS TRAIN IS BOUND FOR GLORY!"
UPDATE!!: Check out this awesome article from "Politico.com"--HARDLY a right-wing source! And note the little line about "ELITE" REPUBLICAN CONSULTANTS BAD-MOUTHING PALIN!! Who are these morons? How much you want to bet they are the representative Republicans trotted out by the lame-stream media 9 times out of 10?
Palin electrifies conservative base
By: Jonathan Martin
August 31, 2008 11:00 AM EST
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The selection of Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate has electrified conservative activists, providing a boost of energy to the GOP nominee-in-waiting from a key constituency that had been previously had been lukewarm — at best — about him.
By tapping the anti-abortion and pro-gun Alaska governor just ahead of his convention, which is set to start here Monday, McCain hasn’t just won approval from a skeptical Republican base — he’s ignited a wave of elation and emotion that has led some grass-roots activists to weep with joy.
Serious questions remain about McCain’s pick — exactly how much he knows about her and her positions, past and present, on key issues. But for the worker bee core of the party that is essential to any Republican victory, there are no doubts.
“I woke up and my e-mail was just going crazy,” said Charmaine Yoest, head of the legislative arm of Americans United for Life and a former top official in Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign. “And then when it was announced — it was like you couldn’t breathe.”
The media elite — as well as elite members of the GOP consulting community — have all but mocked Palin as a former small-town mayor with zero Washington experience. But that view of her totally misses the cultural resonance she carries to crucial Republican power centers and could not be more at odds with the jubilation felt among true believers that one of their own is on the ticket.
Palin, say conservative activists, has instantly changed how they feel about McCain’s campaign and spurred them to go to work for the Republican ticket.
First, though, they’re expressing their newfound fondness for McCain with their checkbooks. Since tapping Palin, the campaign has raised nearly $7 million online, according to McCain aides."
Read the whole beautiful thing here.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 4:43 PM
Monday, August 18, 2008
President Cossiga wrote in a letter to Rome newspaper Corriere della Serra that "it was Moro himself who designed the terms of the agreement with the foreign Arab terrorists...'"The terms of the agreement were that the Palestinian organizations could even maintain armed bases of operation in the country, and they had freedom of entry and exit without being subject to normal police controls, because they were 'handled' by the secret services," Cossiga explained.
Arutz Sheva reported: "As Interior Minister, Cossiga said that he learned PLO members in Italy had diplomatic immunity as representatives of the Arab League. When he became alarmed by the heavy weapons defenses installed around the homes of PLO members living in Rome, the guards were persuaded to switch to light arms."
As my Grandma used to say: "Very attractive."
Moro thought his slimy arrangement was pretty clever, until the Italian terror group, The Red Brigades--allied with the PLO--kidnapped Moro on March 16, 1978, murdered him, and left his body stuffed in the trunk of a Fiat parked on a Rome street. (see above photo)...And now Israel has a PM who's so much cleverer than anyone else, and spends 24 hours a day thinking of ways he can appease Israel's ruthless enemies. If only...
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 4:19 PM
Sunday, August 17, 2008
What more can be said about Olmert, this utterly depraved, grasping hypocrite? Just when you think he can't get any lower...He does. Check out this latest outrage, blocking aliyah from Ethiopia, here and here.
Oh, and it's just come out that Olmert's even-worse Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni, has just helped PLO bigshot Ahmed Qureia get Israeli citizenship for his daughter...Citizenship for Israel's Arab enemies, but not for African Jews. How nice.
Ehud, Gannif-in-Chief, listen to these people and GET OUT NOW!!
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 7:26 PM
Friday, August 15, 2008
This Bangladeshi Muslim journalist dares to defy the party line of hatred towards Israel and contempt for all religions other than Islam. Not only does he write about the need for communication and understanding among Muslims, Christians and Jews in his newspaper The Weekly Blitz, but he dared to accept an invitation to attend and speak at a writers' conference in Israel. The topic of the conference was "Education Towards a Culture of Peace." On November 29, 2003, as he was about to board the plane in Dhaka on his way to that conference, Shoaib was dragged from the tarmac and arrested."
I've been following with horror and admiration the story of Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury for more than three years now. When I began, he was on the verge of being released from prison in his native Bangladesh, and it appeared the preposterous "spying for Israel" charges would be dropped against him.
Well, that just shows how dumb an optimist I was. The good Bengali Muslims are still pushing for Mr. Choudhoury's death, and his trial is on-going this week...And to call it a kangaroo court would be an insult to kangaroos.
There has been a small but stubborn movement of people trying to get attention for Mr. Choudhoury's plight. For those of us who used to support the "dissidents" within the USSR, Mr. Choudhoury resembles no-one so much as Andrei Sakharov or Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, risking his life in a very public struggle against barbarians who have repeatedly proven they have no problem murdering innocents.
This drama has been going on for three years, and now the man's life hangs in the balance. Not to mention the quite significant concept that a Muslim inside a large, quasi-democratic Muslim country can publicly and legally advocate for peace and normal relations with Israel and the Jews.
All human beings of goodwill owe Mr. Choudhoury a debt of thanks and a salute of the highest honor.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 4:32 PM
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
"I can well imagine the international outcry if Islamic tourists were to encounter such restrictions on their entry into Israel."
EXACTLY--the world would be shaking!
Jordan bars Jews with religious items
Aug. 14, 2008
Matthew Wagner , THE JERUSALEM POST
Jordanian border officials refused to allow a group of Israeli tourists carrying religious objects such as talitot and tefillin to enter their country on Tuesday, saying it was "a safety measure" to avoid potential terror threats.
Thirty-six Israeli tourists on their way to Amman for a three-day tour were detained at the Sheikh Ali Hussein Crossing near Beit She'an at 6:30 a.m. and notified of a new regulation that prohibits entry into Jordan with tefillin, talitot, prayer books, Bibles or the Talmud.
"Our group was presented with two options," said Alan Novetsky, a recent immigrant from New York who was accompanied on the tour by his wife. "Either enter Jordan without religious objects or go back to Israel."
Novetsky said the group's suitcases were thoroughly searched for religious items. "They seemed to know exactly what they were looking for.
"It was very demeaning to have such a negative experience in what is billed as a friendly country. People in the group, including the tour guides, were quite shocked. No one had ever heard that Jordan imposed religious restrictions," he said.
"What made it worse was that the whole thing seemed to be directed solely at Jews. I saw Christians walking through into Jordan openly wearing crosses. Apparently, Christian religious symbols did not seem to be a problem for the Jordanians. I can well imagine the international outcry if Islamic tourists were to encounter such restrictions on their entry into Israel."
A Jordanian security official said the decision was taken only for "security reasons."
The official said that the decision had been in effect for a long time and Israeli authorities were aware of it.
"The Jordanian security authorities are responsible for the safety of all visitors to the kingdom and it is our duty to take all measures required in this regard," the official explained. He expressed regret that the tourists had been offended by the measure.
Novetsky said that at first the the guides tried to bargain with the Jordanian officials, promising to keep the religious items hidden and to pray inside the hotel. But the suggestions were rejected.
"The vast majority of the group decided that as proud Israelis, we were either going to be allowed to walk into Jordan holding our religious objects or we would not go in at all."
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 7:31 PM
Saturday, August 9, 2008
...as dirty kaffirs like Capt. Sean O'Brien and Sgt. Ray Allen impose their evil and arrogant designs on Muslim victims:
(Oh, don't hold your breath waiting to see this story in the lamestream media...)
Aug. 9, 2008
Historic Mesbah pool reopens in Karadah (Baghdad)
Multi-National Division – Baghdad
BAGHDAD – Children and young adults alike donned swimming trunks to take the plunge or a dive after the re-opening of the Mesbah Pool in the Karadah district of southeast Baghdad, Aug. 7.
Iraqi officials, contractors and Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), worked together to bring this historic pool back to the people of Iraq.
The Mesbah Pool is an Olympic-sized pool that has been around for quite a long time, since 1927, according to Nibras, the project manager for the Mesbah Pool. He said it was the first pool built in Iraq.
“A lot of the people in high-level government positions … remember swimming in this pool when they were children,” said Capt. Sean O’Brien, effects coordinator for 5th Bn., 25th FA. “There is a lot of pride associated with it in the community.”
Unfortunately, the pool fell into disrepair over the years. When the time came to fix it, some wanted to just tear the whole thing down and start from scratch, said Sgt. 1st Class Raymond Allen, a non-commissioned officer assigned to 5th Bn. 25th FA’s effects cell.
It took a great deal of hard work in a short amount of time to renovate Mesbah pool. Some people wanted to tear it down and start from scratch, but that wasn’t necessary.
“We did our best to finish it in one month and it is a great job,” he said..
Contractors worked day and night to complete the pool upgrades in time to allow children to swim there before school starts. The renovation also brought back memories for those who swam there when they were children.
The pool is a particular favorite of older Iraqis who have memories of swimming there during their youth, Nibras said. It is like a dream for them. The restoration of the pool holds a lot of symbolism.
“There were a lot of people in the beginning who had doubts about the restoration of this historic landmark,” he said. “But they were proven wrong today.”
Sallama Albaldway, a nearby resident, said she was very pleased to see the pool re-open and to see children given an opportunity to enjoy the pool, as she had when she was child.
One of the contractors who worked on the project had a close bond with the pool; his father swam in the pool before it fell into disrepair O’Brien said. Such a strong personal tie gave the contractor great enthusiasm for the project.
“So the son wanted to do a very good job for his father, and make sure it was absolutely perfect,” he added.
Iraqi government officials, civilians, contractors and Coalition Forces all worked together to complete this project, said Sgt. 1st Class Raymond Allen, a non-commissioned officer assigned to 5th Bn., 25th FA’s effects cell.
In addition to the historical value of restoring Iraq’s oldest pool, it also provides a fun and safe environment for youth.
“The pool is for the children of Iraq,” O’Brien said
In spite of all the difficulties children in Iraq face, it is good to be able to provide them a safe and fun environment, O’Brien said. It is a good place for youth to go to play away from threats and dangers of improvised explosive devices.
Usef, a 9-year-old Iraqi boy, was happy to be there for the opening, and he was sure he would enjoy swimming there, saying it was a very good day to go swimming and there aren’t many places to go to swim.
“This is a great indication of security, the beginnings of liberty (and) all of those good things that are needed in order for a true society to begin again,” said O’Brien, adding that the reopening is another step toward a return to normalcy in Iraq.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 4:56 PM
Thursday, August 7, 2008
...And Libya has developed so nicely without people like this, no?
[Link is here, too:
This adorable "sabra" (born in Israel) reminds me of a girl I went to high school with.
I cannot recommend Infolive.tv highly enough, it's amazing how ~7 minutes a day of truthful pro-Israel reporting --esp. these man/woman on the street profiles-- serves to wash away all the demented Orwellian war-is-peace, ignorance-is-strength swill that the lamestream media morons pour over us every day.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 6:08 PM
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Let's keep in mind the type of Satanic filth our boys are stomping into the dirt these days--they braggingly posted this on YouTube just today, though it's probably at least 2 years old:
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 7:58 PM
Friday, August 1, 2008
And I do mean chicken-feed (check it out at 0.42). And I do mean losers...As in "Reebok and Adidas, Satan's latest kebabs."
You say you're a little down, Bunky? You say that the lamestream media morons set new Olympic records for denial and fantasy in reporting from Iraq? Well, let's just see who is getting fed to the chickens, and who is re-enlisting for combat by the thousands. This:
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 4:47 PM
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Some words of wisdom for OWB and family:
1:7 And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
1:8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? 1:9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? 1:10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
1:11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.
1:12 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.
1:13 And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house: 1:14 And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them: 1:15 And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
1:16 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
1:17 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
1:18 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house: 1:19 And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
1:20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, 1:21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.
1:22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.
2:1 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.
2:2 And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
2:3 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.
2:4 And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.
2:5 But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.
2:6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life.
2:7 So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.
2:8 And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes.
2:9 Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.
2:10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.
11:13 If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him; 11:14 If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles.
11:15 For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear: 11:16 Because thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that pass away: 11:17 And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday: thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning.
11:18 And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety.
11:19 Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; yea, many shall make suit unto thee.
11:20 But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.
With God's help we'll get through this ordeal.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 7:47 PM
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Tony Snow gone at 53. How sad for all of us.
A lot of great things will be said about Tony Snow, but we need to be alert to one thing: Tony was NOT a conservative, any more than his buddy Rush Limbaugh is. Tony was a real American, full of optimism, confidence, energy, humanity, and love for his fellow-man. When Tony was growing up, our country was full of people like that, it was considered just "NORMAL." How strange and sad that our people have been so brainwashed, bullied and bamboozled by REAL leftist ideologues for ~40 years that talented, cheerful and inspirational people are labeled as some kind of political phenomenon...A "CONSERVATIVE."
Tony was a great American, period.
One last observation: can you imagine that this guy died at 53 from a cruel and lingering illness, and lost his Mom to cancer when he was just 17--and yet, did you ever see anyone so positive and devoid of whining and complaints? It should make us all take a good hard look at our own troubles, weigh them carefully, and ask ourselves if perhaps they aren't that heavy.
UPDATE--I'm watching Fox News Sunday's tribute to Tony Snow, and I'm happy to report that the focus is largely on his great human qualities.
RIP, Tony Snow, we will really miss you.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 8:51 PM
"If Israel fails, then history can have no meaning."
If Israel fails, then history can have no meaning.
There is a lot of dreadful and undeniable weight in those 9 little words.
And by complete coincidence, I read today this other great Hoffer quote:
"The ability to get along without an exceptional leader is the mark of social vigor."
...just a few hours before I read the following beautiful words from Jerusalem writer Moshe Kempinski at Israel National News:
"I made the serious mistake of listening to all the noise and confusion coming out of our government's cabinet meetings relating to the situation in the north and south. The words and ideas being expressed reeked of selfish motives and small-minded vision. The burden it put on my heart was overwhelming, so I walked out of my shop in the middle of the central square of the Jewish quarter in Jerusalem's Old City to get some air.
Suddenly, to my right, a large procession of French-speaking Jews walked by singing and dancing with young bar mitzvah boys on their shoulders. They streamed into the square, dancing with Israeli flags and musical instruments. I watched, entranced. At that point, a group of young soldiers who were having a break at the side of the square got up and formed another dancing circle in the middle of the square. Next to me, a young girl turned to her grandmother and spoke in what was obviously a British accent and said, "Bubbie, are you okay?" The grandmother just nodded and watched, with tears streaming down her face.
I wasn't simply watching a scene unfold before my eyes; I was listening to a Divine message. In order to understand the Divine plan being unfolded in our days, we must truly develop the ability to hear with our eyes.
G-d is speaking with pictures."
I see some social vigor there, in the face of exceptionally BAD leadership...The longshoreman-philosopher would agree.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 6:38 PM
Thursday, July 3, 2008
There may be hope for this country yet..:
Nobama Girl Lyrics
OPEN: PHONE CALL/VIDEO McCAIN:
“John, your country needs you again, now more than ever…we’ve got to fight the Barack Abomination”
He’s without accomplishments
His healthcare is socialist,
He’s supported by terrorists
He won’t wear our flag,
He’ll appease Ac-ma-din-a-jad,
Says you’re bitter if you love God,
Don’t be bamboozled by this fraud,
We’ve gotta Crush O’Bama
Vote for McCain in 2008
‘Cuz Obama’s the worst candidate
Though he said he’s campaigned in “fifty-seven states”
We’ve gotta Crush O’Bama
He’s for gun control and amnesty (Barack Obama)
We can’t trust his honesty,
“Cut and run”: (is) his – foreign pol-i-cy,
Tell all you know
‘Cuz we’ve gotta Crush O’Bama
He wants the biggest government
Stands for marriage abolishment
Says a baby is “punishment”
His name is Hussein
Taught by Jeremiah Wright
Who puts down the “typically white”
He supports infanticide
We’ve gotta Crush O’Bama
Do something now before it’s too late, (Barack Obama)
Is Farrakhan his running mate?
He’d ban pro-family views --calling them “hate,”
We’ve gotta Crush O’Bama
He’s for raising taxes, and amnesty,
Gun control, he lacks integrity
His best friends--like Tony--commit felonies
Tell all you know
‘Cuz we’ve gotta Crush O’Bama
Just say N- O- B-A-M-A
Much higher taxes you’ll have to pay
“Change” we can believe in? There’s just NO WAY!
Just say N- O- B-A-M-A
Not another head of state who’s named Hussein
You want “hope?” Vote for McCain!
Just say N- O- B-A-M-A
Tell all you know
We’ve gotta Crush O’Bama
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 5:10 PM
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
George Carlin. RIP. The guy was a little out there, but this riff on "saving the planet" etc is AWESOME! Amazing how his liberal fans had this go in one ear and out the other.
I particularly liked his clearly scientific approach, beginning with a single, giant piece of data: "The earth has been around for 4 BILLION YEARS...Heavy industry has been around just 200..." Reminds me of what a very wise blogger wrote last year, heheh...
CAUTION: At least two of the seven-unmentionable-words are part of this vid.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 7:18 PM
Saturday, June 14, 2008
UNREAL!! BUDDY HACKETT'S SEPARATED-AT-BIRTH TWIN SISTER BECOMES A POSTER-GIRL FOR 21ST CENTURY NEO-CONS!
This is a good example of why Hitlery needed to be crushed...Her bitter core-supporters want vengeance on that uppity Negro!
Oh, and don't you love how the interviewer throws gas on the fire!
"Rest easy, Buddy, we've found your sister."
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 8:12 PM
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
A lot of people were dismayed a few weeks ago by the behavior of "Palestinians"--not just the butchers of this huge turtle, but the gleeful, sadistic kids and others watching the slaughter--on the Gaza beach. Sure, sea-turtle blood just might be a great cure for asthma, and the Zionist blockade has rendered these strangely plump folks desperately hungry, but didn't they seem just a bit too gleeful at the misery of this dumb creature?
Compare and contrast with the scene at Jisr al-Zarka yesterday, on Israel's northern coast, as a group of Israeli Jewish and Arab kids got together to celebrate a release of several rehabilitated sea turtles:
Listen to the voices, the clapping, the cheers. Look at the faces of THESE kids.
Which of these two scenes more closely approximates how God wants human beings to behave? Yet which culture is openly determined to annihilate the other, "in the name of Allaaahhh"?
It is not often appreciated, but in Biblical days the Sabbath day of rest was extended to beasts of burden--God wanted the dumb animals to have a day of rest from their labors, too.
[And a good print story on the turtle release from Ha'aretz here.]
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 5:30 PM
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Jewish Odysseus hereby inaugurates a regular (we hope) feature, "Words To Live By." Given these dark days of Western self-deception and cowardice in the face of this same "cruel enemy," it seems appropriate to begin with this address--we can all benefit from the powerful clarity, determination, and courage of this man, who escaped both the Holocaust and the Gulag to become one of the great heroes of the 20th century:
"Men of the Irgun! We are going out to conquer Jaffa. We are going into one of the decisive battles for the independence of Israel. Know who is before you, and remember whom you are leaving behind you. Before you is a cruel enemy who has risen to destroy us. Behind you are parents, brothers, children. Smite the enemy hard. Aim true. Save your ammunition. In battle, show no more mercy to the enemy than he shows mercy to our people. But spare women and children. Whoever raises his hands in surrender has saved his life. You will not harm him. You will be led in the attack by Lieutenant Gideon. You have only one direction: forward."
--Irgun commander Menachem Begin, addressing his forces on April 25, 1948
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 5:10 PM
Thursday, June 5, 2008
More than a ton of ordinance captured in Karbala Province on May 28
Major-Generals Bergner and Atta provided an informative press-conference in Iraq on June 4, and it featured a series of stunning slides of captured jihadi weapons caches (sorry, they're only in PDF, here). Notice well the first slides from Mosul, staggering masses of weapons seized in just a week or so in just one city.
And notice the importance of the US-trained Iraqi forces taking the initiative in these operations. Those forces who have grown from 400,000 to 559,000 in just a year. And who, just two months ago, liquidated the pro-Iranian terror groups in Basra and Baghdad.
But, hey, there's nothing newsworthy in these battlefield successes, is there? That's the only reason you haven't seen anything about them in our lamestream media, right? Has nothing to do with bias, nooooooo.
No, but CBSNews will put up a headline on 6/4, "Baghdad Truck Bomb Kills 18/A Truck Loaded With Rockets Explodes Near Iraqi Police General's Home." Even though the "truck bomb" turned out to be a now-routine jihadi f@ck-up, an accidental premature detonation that succeeded only in killing a bunch of pedestrians in the hood.
Enjoy the press conference.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 9:37 PM
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
"I do not view Islam as a religion – according to my notion of religion. Islam is a political doctrine, which imposes itself by force. "
This woman is really brilliant. Notice particularly her focus on the demented and archaic aspects of Islam and its language.
She is a one-woman army who is steadily pulverizing the jihadis. GO, WAFA!!
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 11:53 AM
Friday, May 30, 2008
"IP727" at PatDollard.com really sums it up in just 5 hilarious lines:
THERE ONCE WAS A QUISLING NAMED McCLELLAN,
MANY BOOKS HE HOPES TO BE SELLIN,
TO THE TRUTH HE IS A STRANGER,
THIS THUMB SUCKING RUMP RANGER,
A WARM SPOT IN HELL MAY HE BE DWELLIN
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 9:36 PM
Monday, May 26, 2008
On Memorial Day we of course remember and honor all of the men and women who have sacrificed (and continue to do so) for our freedoms in this wonderful country. But I was especially moved by what I read and watched about this young, VERY young hero, Sgt. Merlin German. So many little details that jumped out, ohhhh, boy. And starting a charity for burned kids while you're recovering from horrific burns yourself? Unbelievable.
Here is one story of this beautiful American:
BAMC's 'Miracle Man' didn't let injuries hurt his spirit
Web Posted: 04/16/2008 12:23 AM CDT
To the doctors, staff and patients, he was a walking beacon of hope, having survived burns to 97 percent of his body from a roadside blast in Iraq.
Though he died unexpectedly after a surgery last week, the indomitable spirit of Sgt. Merlin German lives on at Brooke Army Medical Center, friends and family members said during a touching tribute to the Marine called the "Miracle Man."
In his three years at BAMC — first a record 17 months in inpatient care, then more than a year in outpatient therapy — German was a living legend whose inspiring determination drew the interest of President Bush, actor Chuck Norris and other VIPs he met. Everything about him, from sarcastic one-liners to his color-coordinated medical garments, will be missed at BAMC, which has treated more than 3,700 troops wounded in the Middle East.
"There is no way to adequately describe what Merlin did for us," said Lt. Col. Evan Renz, director of the Army Burn Center at BAMC.
German, who was living in Windcrest, died Friday night after routine surgery Thursday to place skin on his lip, BAMC officials said. Results of an autopsy are pending.
The youngest of eight children growing up in New York, Merlin and his brothers weren't allowed to play with toy guns, his brother Ariel German said. By age 11, he had decided he'd become a Marine so he could shoot a real gun.
He turned out to be an outstanding gunner in the Marines, with a knack for spotting hidden explosives in Iraq. On Feb. 21, 2005, on a reconnaissance mission, his Humvee was hit by an explosive near Ramadi.
German survived a 13-hour flight from Germany but was only given a 3 percent chance of survival. All but the top of his head and soles of his feet had been burned. But after 11 months in intensive care, he'd visit new burn patients, encouraging them to keep heart.
Tuesday's ceremony paid tribute to the 22-year-old who seemed a study in contradiction — a tough Marine whose tenderness showed in the affections he showered on his mother. He loved loud hip-hop music but prayed three or four times daily.
"Love is the only word strong and powerful enough to describe how we all felt about Merlin," said Brig. Gen. James K. Gilman, BAMC commander.
Gilman said he'll miss seeing German and gently bumping his fist against the nubs of what had once been German's fingers, after asking him, "Hey man, how ya doing?" But he said German left behind words for BAMC's staff and patients to live by when times get rough.
"If Merlin were here today, there is no doubt in my mind what he would say: 'Fight through, stay strong and overcome because we are warriors,'" Gilman said.
At the burn center, German was part of a trio of burn patients who would mentor the newly wounded, said Staff Sgt. Christopher Edwards, who had burns to 79 percent of his body from a bomb blast in Iraq in 2005.
"If I couldn't make an impression on them, I'd use Merlin as the example," Edwards said.
German wanted no sympathy, and had a biting sense of humor, in spite of a wispy voice from his damaged throat and lungs.
"Chris, I know you've got money. Let me teach you how to dress," he'd tell Edwards.
His gentle side came through in his dream of forming a foundation, called Merlin's Miracles, to help burned children. In lieu of flowers, his family asked that donations be sent to a mailing address posted on the foundation's Web site, merlinsmiracles.com. A funeral is planned next week in Florida.
Edwards said German's death is a loss for everyone at BAMC.
"I really don't think it's set in yet," he said.
Near the end of the ceremony, Lt. Col. Grant Olbrich, officer in charge of BAMC's Marine patient affairs team, described an image of German, now free of pain and the scars of war, guarding the streets of heaven.
"And he's beautiful, and he's laughing," Olbrich said.
Online at: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA041608.01A.Marine.3832796.html
Some other good stories about Sgt. German at his charity's website, Merlin's Miracles, here. (And a great cause for a spring contribution, BTW).
And if you can take blubbering like a baby today, here is the video of his funeral.
Rest in peace, Sgt. German, we will not forget you and your example.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 6:07 AM
Sunday, May 11, 2008
No, we are NOT like these people--in a normal, healthy society, people like this bloodthirsty daddy and his deranged butcher-sons would either be taken out and shot like rats at the dump, or locked up in an asylum for the criminally insane for the rest of their worthless lives:
'My daughter deserved to die for falling in love'
Afif Sarhan in Basra and Caroline Davies The Observer, Sunday May 11 2008
For Abdel-Qader Ali there is only one regret: that he did not kill his daughter at birth. 'If I had realised then what she would become, I would have killed her the instant her mother delivered her,' he said with no trace of remorse.
Two weeks after The Observer revealed the shocking story of Rand Abdel-Qader, 17, murdered because of her infatuation with a British solider in Basra, southern Iraq, her father is defiant. Sitting in the front garden of his well-kept home in the city's Al-Fursi district, he remains a free man, despite having stamped on, suffocated and then stabbed his student daughter to death.
Abdel-Qader, 46, a government employee, was initially arrested but released after two hours. Astonishingly, he said, police congratulated him on what he had done. 'They are men and know what honour is,' he said.
Rand, who was studying English at Basra University, was deemed to have brought shame on her family after becoming infatuated with a British soldier, 22, known only as Paul.
She died a virgin, according to her closest friend Zeinab. Indeed, her 'relationship' with Paul, which began when she worked as a volunteer helping displaced families and he was distributing water, appears to have consisted of snatched conversations over less than four months. But the young, impressionable Rand fell in love with him, confiding her feelings and daydreams to Zeinab, 19.
It was her first youthful infatuation and it would be her last. She died on 16 March after her father discovered she had been seen in public talking to Paul, considered to be the enemy, the invader and a Christian. Though her horrified mother, Leila Hussein, called Rand's two brothers, Hassan, 23, and Haydar, 21, to restrain Abdel-Qader as he choked her with his foot on her throat, they joined in. Her shrouded corpse was then tossed into a makeshift grave without ceremony as her uncles spat on it in disgust.
'Death was the least she deserved,' said Abdel-Qader. 'I don't regret it. I had the support of all my friends who are fathers, like me, and know what she did was unacceptable to any Muslim that honours his religion,' he said.
Sitting on a chair by his front door and surrounded by the gerberas and white daisies he had planted in the family garden, Abel-Qader attempted to justify his actions.
'I don't have a daughter now, and I prefer to say that I never had one. That girl humiliated me in front of my family and friends. Speaking with a foreign solider, she lost what is the most precious thing for any woman. 'People from western countries might be shocked, but our girls are not like their daughters that can sleep with any man they want and sometimes even get pregnant without marrying. Our girls should respect their religion, their family and their bodies.
'I have only two boys from now on. That girl was a mistake in my life. I know God is blessing me for what I did,' he said, his voice swelling with pride. 'My sons are by my side, and they were men enough to help me finish the life of someone who just brought shame to ours.'
Abdel-Qader, a Shia, says he was released from the police station 'because everyone knows that honour killings sometimes are impossible not to commit'. Chillingly, he said: 'The officers were by my side during all the time I was there, congratulating me on what I had done.' It's a statement that, if true, provides an insight into how vast the gulf remains between cultures in Iraq and between the Basra police the British army that trains them.
Sources have indicated that Abdel-Qader, who works in the health department, has been asked to leave because of the bad publicity, yet he will continue to draw a salary.
And it has been alleged by one senior unnamed official in the Basra governorate that he has received financial support by a local politician to enable him to 'disappear' to Jordan for a few weeks, 'until the story has been forgotten' - the usual practice in the 30-plus cases of 'honour' killings that have been registered since January alone.
Such treatment seems common in Basra, where militias have partial control, especially in the districts on the outskirts where Abdel-Qader lives.
While government security forces and British troops have control over the centre, around the fringes militants can still be seen everywhere on the streets or at the checkpoints they have erected. And they have imposed strict laws of behaviour for all the local people, including what clothing should be worn and what religious practices should be observed. There are reports of men having their hands cut off for looting and women being killed for prostitution.
Homosexuality is punishable by death, a sentence Abdel-Qader approves of with a passion. 'I have alerted my two sons. They will have the same end [as Rand] if they become contaminated with any gay relationship. These crimes deserve death - death in the name of God,' he said.
He said his daughter's 'bad genes were passed on from her mother'. Rand's mother, 41, remains in hiding after divorcing her husband in the immediate aftermath of the killing, living in fear of retribution from his family. She also still bears the scars of the severe beating he inflicted on her, breaking her arm in the process, when she told him she was going. 'They cannot accept me leaving him. When I first left I went to a cousin's home, but every day they were delivering notes to my door saying I was a prostitute and deserved the same death as Rand,' she said. 'She was killed by animals. Every night when go to bed I remember the face of Rand calling for help while her father and brothers ended her life,' she said, tears streaming down her face.
She was nervous, clearly terrified of being found, and her eyes constantly turned towards the window as she spoke. 'Rand told me about the soldier, but she swore it was just a friendship.
'She said she spoke with him because she was the only English speaker. I raised her in a religious manner and she never went out alone until she joined the university and then later when she was doing aid work.
'Even now, I cannot believe my ex-husband was able to kill our daughter. He wasn't a bad person. During our 24 years of marriage, he was never aggressive. But on that day, he was a different person.'
The mother is now trying to raise enough money to escape abroad. 'I miss my two boys,' she said. 'But they have sent a message saying that I am wrong for defending Rand and that I should go back home and live like a blessed Muslim woman,' said Leila, who is now volunteering with a local organisation campaigning for better protection for women in Basra.
One of those running the organisation, who did not want to be identified, said that Rand's case was similar to so many reported in Basra, with the only difference being she was in love with a foreigner, rather than an Iraqi.
'There isn't too much to say. Rand is dead. It is a tragedy and will be a tragedy for many other families in Iraq in the days to come.
'According to information we have been given, some from Rand's colleague, we have doubts that her love was reciprocated. We have the impression that Rand was in love, but the English soldier wasn't. But, for a girl to be paid nice compliments about her beauty and her intelligence, it was enough for her to think she was in love.
'She isn't here any more for her mother to ask any of the questions she would like to. Rand's case had repercussions because she fell in love with a foreigner. But what about the other girls murdered through "honour" killings because they fell in love with some of a different sect, or lost their virginity, or were forced to become prostitutes?'
Rand's mother used to call her 'Rose'. 'That was my nickname for her because when she was born she was so beautiful,' she said.
'Now, my lovely Rose is in her grave. But, God will make her father pay, either in this world ... or in the world after.'
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 8:30 PM