Archive for December, 2008

Israel: Moral Hyperbole vs Self-Defense

December 31, 2008

UPDATE:  Google has now closed the YouTube Israeli Military channel to halt views of the Israeli precision bombings in Gaza (yet allows Hamas to continue showing videos of civilian losses?)  ….  LiveLeak carries the videos, however ….

It appears that Hamas is also currently hacking pro-Jewish and pro-Israeli blogs and web sites — hopefully our host server(s) will “gird our loins” in protecting blogs …. Otherwise — for those who ARE pro-Jewish and pro-Israeli —- KEEP ON KEEPING ON!!!  

Meanwhile — here’s what I was blogging before wordpress froze up …. Thanks, WordPress for auto-save!!!

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It is so easy to take sides from afar …..

Bleeding hearts instinctively take the high-road to moral hyperbole. 

Realists who comprehend the rites of survival respect self-defense. 

It’s basically a moot point, you know.  No logical, rational person — including Israelis — promote the slaughter of innocent civilians.    Note keywords “logical, rational” ….

Suffice it to say that as long as Israel exists — it has the right to defend itself and its citizens.   As long as antisemitism exists (i.e., as promoted by Iran and its surrogates Hamas and Hezbullah), there will be the need for constant vigilance and the ability to defend against it.

Godspeed to Israel. 

Godspeed also to the Palestinian people who, if given the opportunity, would most likely live and prosper in an adjacent “homeland” in which they might also prosper.  

For the Palestinian people to live and prosper, however, they must reject the scourge of their misery — Hamas — and antisemitism.  

And to the bleeding heart moralists who sympathize with the Hamas or who portray civilian loss as the core tenet of war — you can take your idealistic hyperbole straight to hell — along with these fanatics who care nothing about the Palestinians whom THEY have placed in harm’s way. 

And yes — I am of German Jewish heritage.   And yes, I support the right of Israel to FINALLY and ULTIMATELY defend itself after being harassed by 6000+ attacks by suicide bombers and rockets — in blatant violation of the recent peace accord. 

For those of you who think that Israel is firing indiscriminately into Gaza, watch these graphic videos (provided by the Israeli military).  

The individuals loading rockets are not innocent civilians.  They are Hamas — they are not “defending” their presumed people or homeland.  They are caught in the process of disseminating rockets — to be used to randomly, deliberately harass and slaughter innocent Israelis in THEIR homeland. 

Moral Hyperbole?   Pfffffffffth.

Let’s try some “moral” alliteration:  Try heaping some hype on the Hamas henchmen who hawk and harbor hatred sans those high-brow hooks and hang-ups.

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Hillary Beefs Up; BHO beefcakes

December 24, 2008

While our primarily-male media-mutts get all tingly-legged over BHO’s topless beach attire (well, duh), Hillary Clinton is beefing up her likely-to-be Secretary of State domain. 

Here’s the scoop.

You’ll have to scope-out BHO’s moobs (manly boobs) somewhere else.  Maybe there’s a link on the Hillary story above …..

Seattle Street Salt: Stuck on Stupid?

December 23, 2008

Let me see if I understand this ….  (from American Digest)

Seattle DOT folks don’t want to use salt on highways because it would become an “additive” to a very large body of water (Puget Sound) which contains salt water?

Meanwhile, there were over 800 traffic accidents in the Seattle area this past weekend.

Stuck on Stupid.  Definitely.

T’was the Night Fright-mas

December 20, 2008

T’was the night before Christmas and all ‘cross the land
Liberals were all giddy and were rubbing their hands.
Obama was elected and their white guilt did subside
No longer to the term racist would they have to abide.

On the great eve of November the fourth,
Obama played to the gleeful crowd for support.
But the seas did not part and their bills were not paid,
None the less it was all still a great cavalcade.

But now sits Obama; his brow it is furled,
As he ponders and thinks what to do with the world.
Outside on the lawn, there is a parade,
Of people lined up, who have bought his charade.

At his side stands a man far from morose,
It’s his good friend, the evil George Soros.
A firm hand on Barack’s shoulder, for this is his man,
He says to the Messiah, “Now on with our plan!”

The dissidents are snuggled all warm in their beds
As secret police fanned out to crack a few heads.
And I with my pistol and the wife with her’s too,
We awaited to see what would be our taboo.

Would it be working too hard? Perhaps earning too much?
The complaint to be written surely would contain such.
Especially now as Obama ascends,
With Congress in the hands of his liberal friends.

His plans were laid clear and he spoke of them bold,
Recited were each for all to be told.
His words weren’t couched or hidden by stealth,
He came right out and said he would redistribute the wealth.

Now McCain in his kerchief and Palin with her gun,
Both came to grips with what happened to their run.
McCain’s and his fans had heaped up plenty of blame,
But most of it all was quite so insane.

Old John blamed the right and conservatives you see,
For not falling behind his liberal agenda with glee.
His supporters blamed Sarah and her droll right wing views,
They scoffed and they chuckled that she would fill Reagan’s shoes.

But the fact of it all, no matter what they might claim,
As a candidate for the right, McCain was distinctly so lame.
From coddling illegals to destroying the amendment that’s first,
His name often did all good conservatives curse.

Now too liberals have become less happy you see,
As Obama reneges on promises once made with glee.
Withdrawal from Iraq and tax hikes on the wealthy,
Both he’s told the left that they would not soon see.

In Illinois there is scandal for his vacant Senate seat,
The Governor sought a price and with many people did meet.
At first Obama denied he had a hand in the sell,
Until on tapes appeared his own man – Rahm Emanuel.

Lots of his donors expect some sort of reward,
For they never give anything without an accord.
Many are trying to muscle up to the bar,
America they want as the new U.S.S.R.

Not even in office for even a day,
From Chicago politics he can’t get away.
So much for the change and also for hope,
It’s just more of the same and a big rope-a-dope!

— courtesy of  J.J. Jackson

Good News For Obama’s Staff —

December 14, 2008

Vice president-elect Joe Biden is “laying plans to significantly shrink” his role in Barack Obama’s White House.

For all his gaffes and blunders and indecisions — this may very well be the best decision Joe Biden has ever made.

Read more here.

In essence — likely the most inept, least credible and least qualified holder of an office a heartbeat away from the most powerful position in the world has been relegated to a gazebo near the President-elect’s new basketball court somewhere on the White House grounds.

The fact that Biden has recently purchased a puppy should in no way be interpreted as an attempt to upstage the president-elect’s decision to purchase a puppy for his daughters. 

 Meanwhile — from the “say it ain’t so, Joe” department:

Check comments section under the Biden-puppy link: Did Biden buy his new pup from a puppy-mill breeder?   

Did Biden pay cash or use a credit card provided by his most ardent financial contributor-base?  

And finally — could the pup’s papers be legitimate or (gasp) plagiarized???