Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Moonbats Strike Again

Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings (D), in front of a Jewish audience:

“If Sarah Palin isn’t enough of a reason for you to get over whatever your problem is with Barack Obama, then you damn well had better pay attention,” Rep. Alcee Hastings of Florida said at a panel about the shared agenda of Jewish and African-American Democrats Wednesday. Hastings, who is African-American, was explaining what he intended to tell his Jewish constituents about the presidential race. “Anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks. So, you just think this through,” Hastings added as the room erupted in laughter and applause.

Of course, anyone who goes to a church of a Jew-hating minister, takes big campaign contributions from corrupt Fannie Mae executives, and gets mentored by a terrorist does care about blacks and Jews?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Debate Scene I'd Like to See

Imagine this: At a Presidential debate, Obama does his usual stuttering and sputtering and self-contradiction. When it is McCain's turn, he looks at the press and says, "It's OK. You can turn on his Teleprompter now. It won't do him much good anyway."

The BBQ Song

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Putin Gets What He Has Coming

Back in August I commented on how Russia was damaging its economy because of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s Bonapartist adventures. So given how the Russian markets had sunk at that point, did any of you buy? I sure hope not! Here is the latest performance chart for the Russia Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) RSX:

Bloomberg reports that trading on Russia’s stock exchanges had to be halted due to back-to-back double digit percentage losses. Interest rates are also double digit. Credit has dried up in Russia in part due to bank shares dropping and in part to the Lehman Brothers collapse.

In the meantime, London’s Daily Telegraph reports that Russia wants to make unilateral claims on the Arctic. Putin is also increasing his defense spending significantly. Does this guy not get it? We all know how well the Soviet Union performed. Does he think he can have it both ways with his restrictions on speech and press and still encourage a booming market economy?

We’ll see what Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has to say tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Poll: McCain Winning the New York Jewish Vote

Kvell, Bubbie, Kvell!

Hat tip: SWAC Girl

I was absolutely shocked to read an article in the New York Post that said that not only had John McCain cut Barack Obama’s lead in New York to five points, but also that McCain was actually polling with a majority of the Jewish vote.

Obama has had a reversal of fortunes among Jewish voters. His support has plummeted 35 points, from a lead of 50-37 to a 54-32 deficit in the new poll.

This must be the first time since before the Great Depression that a majority of the Jewish vote has gone Republican. My guess is that a combination of factors are at work:

1) The New Deal generation (whose who came of voting age in 1932) has pretty much died out

2) Security concerns for the U.S. and Israel greatly influence the vote, and Obama’s weaknesses in this area are hurting him badly

3) Tolerance of anti-Israeli and anti-Jewish bigotry within the Democratic Party is finally starting to have negative repercussions

4) The proportion of Orthodox Jewish voters has grown, and like morally conservative Christians, they are pro-life and favor the Republican candidates

5) Like many voters (particularly in high cost of living areas like New York), Jewish voters are concerned about the economy and particularly Obama’s plans to raise taxes on income, investments, and estates.

6) The scandals and mismanagement brought about on the local level by Democrats like Eliot Spitzer and Jon Corzine are also reflecting badly on the national Democrats.

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency is reporting that Florida Democrats are seeing increasing resistance to Obama among the normally reliably Democratic Jewish elderly. Maybe this explains McCain's expanding lead in Florida as well.

So should the symbol for excited Jewish Republicans should be called the KVELLephant?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Biden on His Qualifications

Inspired by NOVA Townhall

“She’s a truly close personal friend and she is qualified to be President of the United States of America, she’s easily qualified to be Vice President of the United States of America and quite frankly it might have been a better pick than me,” he continued. "I mean that sincerely, she’s first rate.”
So let’s see if we get this straight: A junior Senator who has served in the Senate since 2001 is a better pick than a powerful Senate committee chairman who has served since 1973.

funny pictures
moar funny pictures

Thanks also to The Write Side of My Brain for bringing the site to my attention.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Palin and Foreign Policy

Met with Israeli Consul

In an article that started by repeating the false charges by Rep Robert Wexler (D-MarylandFlorida) that Sarah Palin supported Pat Buchanan in 2000, the Israeli news service YNet News reports that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin keeps warm relations with Alaska’s Jewish Community (a.k.a the “Frozen Chosen”). More interestingly, the article also mentions that Palin met with Israeli Consul General for the Pacific Northwest David Akov.

Meanwhile, Jewish sources and Israel-friends in the United States told Ynet that the Alaska governor has maintained very warm relations with the small Jewish community in the state, which comprises roughly 4,000 people. Moreover, Palin met with Israeli Foreign Ministry official David Akov, who served as Israel's Consul General for the Pacific Northwest Region.

During the meeting, the two discussed cooperation between Israel and Alaska on various issues, such as counter-terrorism efforts. Akov invited Palin to visit Israel and the governor expressed her desire to do so. She also reportedly told Akov that Alaska's residents love Israel.

(Note: Sarah Palin was a supporter of Steve Forbes, not Pat Buchanan in the 1999 - 2000 time frame.)

Another YNet News article discusses Palin’s meeting with Israeli filmmaker Elan Frank. Frank was surprised to find that Palin Keeps an Israeli flag in her office. (Hat tip: Petitedov)
"She had an Israeli flag, of all the things, mounted on her office wall, and I have that on film" he said. "I was very surprised to see that and when I asked her about it, she said that she loves Israel and the she had friends who visited the country and brought her the flag."
Now we have given our friends on the unhinged left another reason to spew venom at Sarah Palin!

Pauvre Petits Enfants

French may have to work more than 35 hours per week

Another School Year

With More Fees as Well

We have now passed our first week of the new school year, and so far, so good. Our younger one just started preschool. At the orientation session, he threw quite a few tantrums and even tried to rip his clothes off. When school actually started, however, he was pretty well-behaved. I shouldn’t tempt fate, but so far, so good.

Our older son is enjoying second grade and seems to have a nice teacher. A girl in his class must like him because she keeps bugging him with all kinds of concerns every time there is work to do.

The school where our older son goes also has a chess club. We started him on chess this summer since there our local library had drop in sessions in the evening. He has also tried his luck online. The game of chess involves more skill and less luck than “Sorry.” Here’s what gets us: They are charging a $50 fee for chess!

More Cool Stuff in Hebrew

You may have noticed that I have posted pictures of John McCain and Sarah Palin with Hebrew letter captions. (Thanks to The Road Taken for the images.) Here is another source for McCain/Palin paraphernalia in Hebrew letters: