Audrey's Blog for November 2009
Liberalism: A Mental Illness, No Matter The Address
November 30, 2009
I find Liberalism fascinating, in a macabre sort of way. When Liberalism has infected the brain for too long, the victim turns into an unpatriotic, seditious problem child...am I speaking of one of the 20% of Liberals in the US? Not this time, though that list would be interminable...this example comes from 'the land of the four seas'...
A former leader of the Meretz Party in Israel (self-defined as green, left-wing and socialist), Shulamit Aloni, told Ynetnews on her 81st birthday: "It's hard for me to say a kind word about the state today...We are a nefarious people. What we are doing in the West Bank is worse than all the pogroms done to the Jews (referring to the Cossacks)."
Hmmm...do I smell a 'mea culpa tour' in the near future? We have a paradigm for just such an outing...
"A nefarious people?" I believe Ms. Aloni is a wee bit confused. The criminals are those targeting innocents...and that would be the 'Palestinians', NOT the Israelis.
Ms. Aloni added: "No one should be speaking this nonsense about 'blood on the hands'. Since 2000, with the launching of the second Intifada, we have murdered thousands. We too have blood on our hands."
Ah...the effects of Liberalism on the brain...confusion, the convenient absence of truth...it doesn't get better than this.
Since 2000 and the 'Palestinian' war on Israeli innocents...Israel has responded in a defensive mode only. They targeted ONLY those terrorists (um, that would be the PA ['Palestinian' Authority] comprised of the terror groups Hamas and Fatah) that attacked their citizenry. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) work arduously to prevent collateral damage (the deaths of innocents)...with warnings to civilians well in advance of a defensive attack in a civilian area, because groups like Hamas hide among the civilian population and use them as human shields.
Ms. Aloni's remarks are reprehensible...and along with Goldstone and his paltering particulars...they make for a pernicious pair that aids-and-abets Israel's enemies globally.
But again...no surprise here...for these are the consequences of liberal dogma upon vulnerable prey: Those willing to entertain such tripe.
Shalom through strength...
Another Reason To Loathe The Left
November 24, 2009
As if we needed more...the Left has added yet another reason to disdain the very thought of them...
Before the Democrat Party was co-opted by radical left-wing ideologues, it had a heart and a soul (difficult to fathom with today's models). Henry "Scoop" Jackson (D-WA)--who served from 1953-1983--co-sponsored the Jackson-Vanik amendment to the 1974 Trade Act, which was intended to enable religious minorities, chiefly Jews, to emigrate from the Soviet Union.
That was then, this is now...
Fast forward to 2009...the libelous Goldstone Report, which has been sanctioned by the UN Human Rights Council (a group of the world's biggest Human Rights violators)...has been brought up before the Democrat-controlled Congress by way of a resolution sponsored by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. The measure calls upon the president to "oppose unequivocally any endorsement or further consideration of the 'Report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict' in multilateral fora."
The resolution earned 344 votes. But 33 Democrats, voted against the resolution, and another 20 members voted "present," or abstained. Ultimately, over 20% of Democrats rejected the bill.
Here is sampling of quotes by those who rejected the measure:
"Today we journey from Operation Cast Lead to Operation Cast Doubt. Almost as serious as committing war crimes is covering up war crimes, pretending that war crimes were never committed and did not exist...How can we ever expect there to be peace in the Middle East...if we tacitly approve of violations of international law and international human rights…by white-washing a legitimate investigation?" --Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) (Note: If you are having difficulty comprehending Kucinich's comments, I understand you can resolve that by donning a tin foil hat.)
"American-made white phosphorus shells were used by Israel in civilian areas causing horrible burns to Palestinian children, yet this resolution refuses to seek the truth?" --Betty McCollum (D-MN) (Note: This woman is a disgrace. She indicts our country and our friends Israel with the lies the Arab world consistently circulates globally...what an unpatriotic putz.)
Nice...just wondering the source of these representatives' info? Ahmadinejad via Chavez?
Oh, and by the way...the representative who was in the vanguard of the opposition? None other than the first Muslim congressman, Keith Ellison (D-MN). You know, that religion that calls Jews "apes and pigs" (Quran 2:62-65, 5:59-60, and 7:166).
This is what you get when you allow Liberals to take control of any area of government: The secretion of slander, and the escalation of detestation.
Loathing liberals more? I didn't think that was possible...until now.
It's The Investment, Stupid!
November 19, 2009
Since Obama took office, it's puzzled me why so many fervently jump to O's defense at his slightest boo-boo (and there's been more than a few).
His absurd explanations like not knowing about his former pastor (Wright) being an anti-American, anti-Semitic, racist...even after 20 years of a close relationship with the man. Most knew he was paltering about Wright...but his supporters? Those with the collective gray matter of a pea? They would give you one across your lips, if you dared accuse O of lying. As if they were defending themselves...
So, after a bit of musing...it came to me. They ARE defending themselves. It's their reputation on the line.
It's the investment, stupid! If O fails, it's a reflection on them. It's their rep.
These advocates didn't merely cast their vote, they made an investment. They believed the unctuous words of a vacuous dandy. Some believed he was going to answer all their questions...help meet all their obligations...answer all their prayers.
A sort of 'messiah'...
The problem is...this 'messiah' has feet of clay. He is not omniscient, nor omnipresent, nor omnipotent. He will surely fail.
Perhaps those looking for a 'messiah' should have sought the One who ANIMATES feet of clay...rather than one who has them.
My advice to these frantic followers: You're backing a loser who's bottom line is only one: Himself. He has thrown everyone under the bus that could possibly mar his image in the world...so don't think you and your loved ones are safe.
Let him fend for himself...cut your losses.
Please, Dems, Take Bill's Advice
November 17, 2009
It amuses me to no end how deceived Liberals are. Their conclusions are often awry from the truth because they are not lovers of truth. That is the result of living with a brain on full TILT. But a recent comment by former president Clinton, has to take the cake on political idiocy...
Clinton, at a Senate Dem luncheon on Nov. 10th, demonstrated his so oft-lauded political brilliance when he cited the Dem's huge losses in 1994, after Congress failed to pass Hillarycare legislation, as evidence that Dems will surely experience greater loses resulting from a failure to pass a new healthcare bill.
I have news for the former Philanderer-In-Chief: The reason for the Dem's loses in '94 was not because they FAILED to pass a healthcare bill, but rather because they TRIED to pass a government-run healthcare bill.
Stuff THAT in your cigar and smoke it, Mr. Clinton.
We the people can again give this dense Congress the unequivocal message at the polls, as we did in '94...because there apparently are too many Shmegeges (stupid people) in office to recognize the ever-increasing movement against the Dem's direction. Citizens, at Town Hall meetings and Tea Parties nationwide, have made their position clear: KILL THE BILL! But Dems have turned a deaf ear to the cry of the citizenry.
Therefore, plan B must go into action: Launch their salvos at the 2010 polls.
So, Dems...please, by all means, heed the political 'acumen' of Bill Clinton. By doing so...you will eliminate the need for your political opposition to kill you with their campaigns.
For why should they bother...when you've already committed suicide. :)
Bargaining For Bupkis
November 16, 2009
For many, who have followed the Middle East conflict over time...one thing is clear: The only party giving, is Israel. And every time Israel surrenders its land, the world...on behalf of the 'Palestinian' Authority (PA), demands more.
It's a cruel and seemingly interminable game in which Israel gives their land in exchange for the cessation of terrorist attacks upon their innocent civilians, better known as land-for-peace. But the latter, in the deal, has NEVER come to fruition. The only cessation of violence is a temporary one, known as a tahadiya (a calm, which is nothing more than a pause to rearm and reload)...but the PA calls this a hudna (long-term ceasefire).
The result? More violence...
This past Saturday, at the Saban Forum in Jerusalem, Foreign Minister Avigodor Lieberman said, "A return to 1967 borders and the establishment of a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria will not end the conflict, but rather, shift it into Israel's borders."
The FM is correct...just as all other surrenders have led to nothing but more and more violence. Israel gives, and the PA takes, and takes, and takes...
As the land-for-peace debacle has accomplished Bupkis (nothing) but heartache for the Jewish State, the empirical evidence proves that doing more of the same will bring more of the same: No peace for Israelis.
But there is a more poignant reason why there will be no peace with 'palestinians' in the Holy land...NO Muslim entity in the region will recognize Israel's right to exist:
Hamas and Fatah (both terrorist groups) comprise the government of the 'Palestinian' Authority:
Natsheh, Member of Fatah's Central Committee: "Fatah does not recognize Israel's right to exist."
Mashaal, Hamas leader: "We will never recognize the legitimacy of the Zionist state."
As a whole, the PA is supported by the Arab world. A recent poll reflects that 60% of Israeli Arabs do not recognize Israel's right to exist. And 41% believe that the Holocaust NEVER happened.
Not an auspicious foundation for real peace, huh?
If there are two parties, and one party refuses to concede the other has a right to exist...then they have nothing solid upon which to build. They're building on sand. No matter how solid the structure, it will eventually descend and disintegrate, because what it sits upon is not firm.
A firm foundation must include Israel's right to exist. Without that, there IS no foundation...and therefore all efforts, however sincere, mean bupkis.
Shalom through strength...
Hasan: "We Love Death, More Than You Love Life"
November 11, 2009
"If Muslim groups can convince Muslims that they are fighting for God against injustices of the 'infidels'; i.e.: enemies of Islam, then Muslims can become a potent adversary i.e.: suicide bombing, etc....We love death more then [sic] you love life!"
--Major Nidal Malik Hasan, 2007
Alarming words from the Fort Hood shooter merely 2 years ago at a conference at Walter Reed Medical Center in front of his administrators and 2 dozen mental health staff members on Islam, homicide bombings and threats the military might confront from Muslims struggling about fighting against their brethren in Muslim countries. (Here's Hasan's PowerPoint presentation.)
Red flags going up for anyone? Um, that should have been a big Duh Detective...so what went wrong?
Well, you can't blame it on the weather, exactly...but rather the PC climate that our culture continues to progress and promote...and those smart little Mohammedans jumped right on the victimhood bandwagon...following the Islamic terror attack on 9/11.
Now, I'm not saying that those in attendance weren't appalled or shocked by Hasan's lecture...apparently, someone who was present told the Washington Post, "It was really strange. The senior doctors looked really upset."
Really? Did they act? Um, NOOOOOOO!
Ralph Peters got it right...in a recent article he said that the Army is guilty of a dereliction of duty...
Indeed...and so are our leaders who kowtow to the cries of victimhood by unindicted co-conspirators like CAIR. Our elected leaders have the responsibility to protect our nation from those who desire to do us harm...and that includes those who follow an ideology, that when brought to fruition...will destroy ALL who do not bow down to it.
Mr. Hasan may be correct, concerning our political leaders. For if they loved life...they would have acted to prevent Hasan from ever getting to Fort Hood, following his Islamic presentation. But he is wrong concerning those he murdered in his personal jihad. They loved life...and sacrificed theirs...by standing in-between him...and us.
Shalom through strength...
More Time Is Less Time
November 10, 2009
Time. A precious commodity. Many have realized that since 9/11. Some no longer take time for granted...taking advantage of every moment granted to them. But others have a more devious take on time...and they mean to take ours away...if they continue to be aided...
Who are 'they'? In this case, none other than the maniacal mullahs of Tehran. And who are those who continue to aid them in their diabolical design of destruction? Well, right now, the leading lummox is our very own O. And he's at it again...
The presidential putz will attempt to use Netanyahu's brief Washington visit, on Nov. 10 (here to speak to the General Assembly of the North American Jewish Federations) to pressure him into extending the deadline for attacking Iran's nuclear facilities. O believes it will permit him one last chance at coaxing the Mullahs to accept a deal over their uranium enrichment.
Now, I know the 'Gay' lobby believes O has a wand, but I didn't know HE believed he did.
Obama is so enamored with his supposed ability to cause his audiences to swoon, that he apparently thinks Ahmadinejad didn't get a big enough dose to fall under his spell...
Sorry, O...even your Cheshire Cat smile won't move those, desiring to kill us, into halting at your command. It didn't work with half the voters last November, either...
Everything that O and his ilk choose to use in delaying Israel's necessary action against Tehran's tyrannical regime...is turned into time utilized for creating an enormous nuclear nightmare that will first hit Israel, 'the Little Satan'...and then 'the Great Satan'...that would be us.
Since O has no intentions of dealing with this terrorist nation...we need to get out of Israel's way and allow them to do what O will not allow our brave troops to do: Protect the world from glowing into oblivion...
Because with Tehran...more time for THEM, is less time for US.
Shalom through strength...
Culmination Of A Normal 'Palestinian' Life
November 9, 2009
Since the terrorist attack at Fort Hood, on November 5th, little, if anything has been made about the fact that the Jihadist--who committed the attack--was of 'Palestinian' descent.
I believe that's because it's an extremely touchy subject...
The 'Palestinian' designation...a completely fictitious one...is one of the hottest properties in the Middle East conflict. Created back in the 1960s (never recognized prior to that period) by Yasser Arafat, and his ilk...in an attempt to expunge the Jewish people from their historical homeland. 'Palestinians' have been used by the Arab world to finish the work of Muhammed and 'kill Jews wherever you find them'.
There is a plethora of information concerning the history of hatred, by 'Palestinians', toward Israel and the Jews...but let's briefly look back to the Nazi period...
During that time, the sanctioned leader of the 'Palestinian' Muslims was Haj Amin al-Husseini, the grand mufti of Jerusalem. He conspired with the Nazi genocide, attempting to "solve the problems of the Jewish element in Palestine and other Arab countries" by employing "the same method" being used "in the Axis countries". Husseini, who lived in Berlin during WWII, (and was also declared a Nazi war criminal at Nuremberg) wrote the following in his journal:
"Our fundamental condition for cooperating with Germany was a free hand to eradicate every last Jew from Palestine and the Arab world. I asked Hitler for an explicit undertaking to allow us to solve the Jewish problem in a manner befitting our national and racial aspirations and according to the scientific methods innovated by Germany in the handling of its Jews. The answer I got was: 'The Jews are yours'."
He intended to build a death camp for Jews patterned after Auschwitz and it would have been located in Nablus.
Fast forward to today...
The current milieu of Jew-hatred, residing in the West Bank and Gaza, was first generated by the late (Thank G-d) Yasser Arafat...who was trying to follow in the footsteps of Husseini (Arafat referred to Husseini as "our hero"). Children are taught, from the moment they emerge from the womb (and before, as their moms listen to PA TV), to hate Jews with every breath they breathe...to their very last heartbeat...
So what does this have to do with the Fort Hood Jihadist? Tons...
Chances are good that Dr. Nidal Malik Hasan was reared in your average 'Palestinian' household...one that thinks Jews are 'apes and pigs' and must be eliminated. Video after video of cherubic-faced pre-schoolers can be heard spewing the kind of sewage heard from the lips of suicide-bombers on their last video before they destroy innocent Jews. A culture that names sports fields after dead terrorists and gives out candy in the streets, as they dance, after a terror attack kills thousands of infidels...especially Jews.
This is the culture that Hasan emerged from...the empirical evidence is overwhelming. There was NOTHING moderate about his culture.
And as Robert Spencer so aptly put it: "He was a "moderate." Until he wasn't."
How many "moderates" can we afford to tolerate?
Shalom through strength...
Syria To Israel Navy: "Pay No Attention To That 'Persian' Behind The Curtain"
November 5, 2009
To listen to Syria, or their puppet-master Iran...you'd think whatever you're watching is a David Copperfield illusion. But their slight-of-tongue made no impression on the Israeli Navy this week...
This past Tuesday evening, the Israel Naval Forces discovered arms and ammunition on a cargo ship making its way from Iran to Syria...and intentioned for the murderous hands of the terrorist group Hezbollah. On board, and verified through photos and video, were more than 60 tons of weaponry in dozens of containers. And a considerable number of Iranian-made 122 mm. Katyusha rockets, assault rifles, mortar shells and grenades.
But according to the Syrian Foreign Minister, Walid Moallem, no such materials were on board. "Unfortunately there are official pirates (referring to the IDF) disrupting the movement of goods between Iran and Syria...I stress, the ship was not carrying Iranian arms bound for Syria...It was carrying [commercial] goods from Syria to Iran."
Really? What is that industrial strength colon-blow?
Perhaps the Syrian FM has watched The Wizard of Oz so often, he believes that Westerners are as gullible as he. But alas, he is amiss in his calculation...for we know who the 'man is behind the curtain'...he's a pernicious Persian looking to crush the West, starting with our vulnerable friends in the Holy Land.
Sorry Walid...neither Israel nor the US are as naive as your delusions...and I believe, before this year ends...the IDF will make that unequivocal.
Shalom through strength...
The UN And O: Iran's Little Helpers
November 4, 2009
As our dithering Dandy-In-Chief continues his pregnant pause on sending necessary troops to Afghanistan, there's 'good' news for his Iran strategy...
O has given Iran extension after extension concerning nuclear negotiations. And although those gifts of time have not resulted in any talks...they have provided Iran much time to help out one of their creations: Hezbollah.
Here's a refresher...in the early 1980s, Iran's Revolutionary Guard created and trained Hezbollah (both on the US Terror List), the very vermin that killed hundreds of Americans, including 241 Marines in 1983, who were in Beirut as peacekeepers.
Now, it's been reported, from reliable sources, that Hezbollah is storing weapons in civilian homes positioned south of the Litani River in direct violation of UN Resolution 1701, which ended the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah.
Oh, and by the way...right under the nose of a UN presence in the area. The UN is aware of Hezbollah's activities...and they have done...um, NOTHING...
And just to make sure that the safely stored arsenal can actually reach their first target (Israel), Hezbollah's brethren, Hamas, held a successful launch of a rocket (from Hamas' stronghold in the Gaza Strip) which could reach Tel Aviv. And that rocket was Iranian-made.
Moreover, to add to the concern, is the only truth coming out of the Goldstone report (on the Gaza war), which states that more than 8,000 rockets have been fired at Israeli civilians, by Hamas, since 2001.
So...I guess you can say those Busy Persian Bees have used their extensions like good Mohammedans, against the infidels.
Well on behalf of the infidels...I lay the blame, for the precarious position Israel (and the West) is now in, upon Obama and the UN. Israel represents the West and is in the vanguard of the War on Terror, and any gains made by the enemies of the West are made in the minds and hearts of the Arab Street. Pauses (Obama), oversights (UN), and compromise are ALL viewed as weakness to be conquered.
Haven't we helped our enemies enough? I believe so...
Shalom through strength...
Scozzafava: A Putrid, Sour Grape
November 2, 2009
Many are familiar with one of Aesop Fable's, The Fox And The Grapes, from which the phrase 'sour grapes' comes from. It relates to an inaccessible goal and the human response to it. For a more recent example, you need look no further than the NY State 23rd district race...
Deirdre Scozzafava was chosen by the 11 Republican Party county chairs located in the 23rd Congressional district, as the Republican nominee for the special election to fill John M. McHugh’s seat in Congress. That district has been in GOP hands since the late 1800s. And it is a conservative district. Having this knowledge, one must seriously wonder why she was chosen...
Scozzafava is pro-choice, pro-gay marriage and a fiscal liberal. She's also supported by The Working Families Party and ACORN. She does NOT reflect the GOP platform in the least. Question: Was there a gas leak in the room in which this decision was made? Because that's the only excuse I can imagine...
That said...once the true conservative republican, Doug Hoffman, was forced to run solely on the Conservative ticket, every prominent Republican/Conservative in the country endorsed him...including: Sarah Palin, Fred Thompson, Dick Armey, Tim Pawlently, Rick Santorum, Steve Forbes, James Dobson, Michele Bachmann, Dana Rohrabacher, AND the Club for Growth and the Family Research Council.
Pressure began to mount on the GOP for their imbecilic choice...Scozzafava's numbers were plummeting, and Hoffman's began to soar. Scozzafava halted her campaign, and soon after, dropped out of the race. So, of course, like a good sport, she threw her support to Hoffman, right?
In typical liberal mode, she showed she didn't have a team bone in her morbidly-obese body. This putrid, sour grape threw her support to the opposition party candidate. Well, she did have more in common with his views, that's true...but when she didn't get her way, she flipped her party the bird and cried wah, wah, wah...all the way home...
This should be a stark wake-up call to the GOP: If you continue to lean left...along with your fantasy, fence-straddling candidate comes a spineless, thumb-sucking cry-baby who will surely drag you further left...into the losers column.
Is that how elections are won? I think not...
Here's to you, Doug Hoffman...Rock On!