Apropos my apparent fascism, one neocon, an former Communist, and also an Italian Jew, suggests that supporting Israel may be enough to earn that appellation from the Left. (H/t Soccer Dad)
As a companion piece to three depressing posts about Islam’s ascendancy vis a vis Christianity, Bruce Kesler introduces us to an organization that’s trying to challenge discrimination against Christians.
I’ve mentioned that I use my “real” Facebook as a means, very politely and disingenuously, to challenge my liberal friend’s strident, usually unthinking, worldviews. (All some of them, I admit, are a lost cause, whom I keep as friends only for the amusement value.) Turns out I’m not the only one. Here are some techniques if you’d like to use facebook as a gentle means to return some of your lost liberal friends to the real world.
The Anchoress has a great memory. Back in 2004, when liberals lost, they went out of their way to make loud apologies to other Americans for failing to win the good fight to save the political world from Bush. This time around, they’re remarkably silent.
It’s not just that Obama is again loudly criticizing Israel (all the while managing to keep his mouth shut about Palestinian behavior). It’s that he uses a Muslim nation as the forum for his criticism. I can’t quite articulate it, but there’s something even lower than the usual low about doing that.
Union bosses are content to kill the goose that lays the golden egg (that would be the American economy, by the way). Union rank and file is, apparently, less thrilled about that short-sighted approach to their lives and livelihoods.
I’m worried that we’re showing hubris by getting all excited about Pelosi’s decision to retain her leadership status. (Here’s an example from Roger Simon, whose writing is always so delicious.) Nancy is vile. Nancy is dishonest. Nancy is intellectually stupid. Nancy is all that. But she’s also got a feral knack for manipulating people (aided, no doubt, by her dishonesty), and I have no doubt that the core players (Soros, the Chicago people) are behind her move because they think it will benefit them. I don’t know how it will benefit them, but I’m neither manipulative nor dishonest. We should certainly feel free to laugh, but I’d still keep my hand on my weapons around that woman.
I’ve been trying to explain to my kids all the reasons I despite the UN. (This is a subject that comes up annually, because I refuse to give “coins to UNICEF.”) Here’s a good, albeit merely symbolic reason, for loathing that antisemitic tyranny that elevates every tin-pot dictator to meaningful power, all of it aimed against Israel.
Oh, and here’s a good article about what constitutes real “progress.” (By the way, how many old school Democrats do you think appreciate the way they’re now classified as “Progressives,” which is an entirely different political animal. For all its whining about its inability to communicate over right wing noise, the Left is miraculously adept at manipulating language.) (H/t New Editor)