I hate a whole row of tabs lined up in Firefox, with wonderful links I wanted to share with you. Then, the system crashed — and they all vanished. I think, though, that I can reconstruct at least some of them.
The Left, our president included, is desperate to make Americans believe that, if Israel would just go away, Islam would have no quarrels with America, and all would be sweetness and light. Sultan Knish reveals just how wrong — not to mention historically ignorant — this attitude is. (Hat tip: Sadie)
On the subject of historic ignorance, Rich Lowry nails the fundamental stupidity underlying Obama’s directive that NASA’s primary goal is to make Muslim’s feel good about their contribution to science. (And please explain to me where it is that taxpayers are now required to fund feel good initiatives for other cultures?) The fact is that Muslim contributions, which were often made by Jews and Christians living within Islam’s imprisoning walls, stopped about 800 years ago. They may have provided the tools (thank you!), but we built the scientific houses. (This Michael Ramirez cartoon is a must-see in conjunction with the Lowry post.)
My daughter understands that you get the best deals and the best products because the marketplace is being fought over by Macy’s, Nordstrom, Abercrombie, Target, and so many more retail outlets. Obama’s administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services is totally unclear on the concept. He feels consumers do best when there is one choice, carefully selected for those same consumers by a panel of government experts. He and Tom Friedman, an idiotic but enormously influential columnist, have nothing but disdain for the masses, and long for the tyranny of the state. Incidentally, Friedman, after voicing for many years his deep admiration for the theocratic dictatorship in Saudi Arabia, has now switched allegiance, and has fallen in love with the Communist dictatorship in China. I wonder how he explains away the enormous corruption and dangerous dysfunction that underlies his beloved totalitarian state.
One lawyer who is paying attention to the Obama administration’s attack on Arizona thinks that Arizona has the better argument.
The Obama Justice Department is not about applying the laws equally to all citizens. It is about advancing Leftist notions of redistribution of political spoils. In a single post, Michelle Malkin exposes both the vile anti-Americanism, antisemitism, and anti-caucasianism that animates the New Black Panthers, and the fearsome injustices being worked within the Justice Department itself.
Just in case you were wondering how bad ObamaCare is — it’s really bad. Here’s more on the need to repeal — or, at least until Obama has left the WH, the need to refuse to fund, so that the program is rendered dysfunctional. Of course, with Pelosi’s lame duck strategy, the new Congress is going to have its work cut out for it trying to blunt the miserable effects of two years of a far left Congress operating with a far Left president. Not all of the foul initiatives can be defunded, and it’s a dead certainty that Obama will use his last two years to veto efforts to rescind and repeal.
I know that Marine General James Mattis, who will now be heading up CENTCOM, is much admired in military circles. These quotations go a long way to explaining why this is so.
The British think they’ve found the perfect, no-cost scapegoat in Jew-baiting. Little do they realize that they’re simply strengthening the Islamic beast that is waiting to feed on them.