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51  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Media, Ministry of Truth Issues on: November 21, 2016, 08:01:14 PM
Rush is probably right.  The MSM will run for comments from Obama on most everything Trump does.  We will see if Obama obliges them:

ttp://www.newsmax.com/Politics/barack-obama-donald-trump-rush-limbaugh-media/2016/11/21/id/760074/
52  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / uncharted territory on: November 21, 2016, 06:18:33 PM
Originally posted under media but this thread is probably more appropriate.

I don't know what to make of this.  I hope this is not a sign that we elected someone who thinks he is king.  As much as I am disgusted with CNN I just don't know about this.

Anyone else with thoughts:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2016/11/21/report-donald-trump-unloads-media-bigwigs-trump-tower-meeting/
53  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Rules of the Road/Fire Hydrant on: November 21, 2016, 01:33:12 PM
   Progressives and subversives have absconded the education system
54  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Rules of the Road/Fire Hydrant on: November 21, 2016, 11:33:02 AM
From CD's post on another thread that will not let me reply:

As Woodrow Wilson, progressive president of Princeton University before becoming president of the United States, said in a speech in 1914, “I have often said that the use of a university is to make young gentlemen as unlike their fathers as possible."

Sad that he detested his own father rightly or wrongly:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Ruggles_Wilson
55  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Media, Ministry of Truth Issues on: November 20, 2016, 10:57:12 AM
"not a single question about his past or present affiliations was asked"

Another example of why I have come to conclude Steve Bannon is needed.   I don't always agree with Breitbart's articles but we need more warriors in the media who will stand up for our side and push back.

We have to call the MSM when ever and where ever we can and should. 
56  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / The bloodsport of toppling our heroes on: November 20, 2016, 10:51:54 AM
Fortunately my mother did not throw away my baseball cards from the 60's that I sold for ~ $2,000 roughly 10 yrs ago.  Despite his personal flaws Mantle is still revered as a hero just like George Washington (a slave owner we keep getting reminded) and Thomas Jefferson (sex with his slaves) by the likes of me.  

I only saw Mickey bat a couple of times when my father would bring me to Yankee stadium.  Never saw him "hit it out".  Only a few ground outs or strike outs.  His knees were already beyond redemption. Whoever thought the cards we flipped and threw around while staining them with chocolate candy would later become valuable  collector items back then?

From the Heritage Auctions website:

***SOLD FOR: $1,135,250.00
1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM-MT+ 8.5....

    It seems impossible that it has already been twenty years since the world lost Mickey Mantle, who succumbed to terminal liver disease at Baylor University Medical Center on August 13, 1995, just a few miles from the world headquarters of Heritage Auctions. The passing of any immortal is always a shock, but the man had been so emblematic of his era, so firmly tethered to an America as seen through the eyes of the Baby Boomer generation, that his death seemed like the signal of an end of far more than a human life. American idealism itself, it felt, had been dealt a heavy blow.

To be sure, the curtain had been pulled back on the perpetually boyish Oklahoman who claimed DiMaggio's center field grass for his own, but those revelations of alcoholism, of marital infidelities and substandard parenting, were never met with the contrived outrage that characterizes the modern tabloid culture. We had fallen much too hard for Mantle's diamond heroics and southern boy charm to allow him to be redefined, and forgiveness had been the correct choice. The bloodsport of toppling our heroes had not yet become the new national pastime, and if Mickey wasn't perfect, well, that only made him more human, more relatable--one of us.

In the simplest terms, Mickey Mantle was a man of his age. Just as Babe Ruth had personified the decadence of the Roaring Twenties, Mantle was emblematic of the American optimism that gave the world Elvis Presley and brightly colored automobiles with tail fins fit for a blue whale. We had won the war, rescued western civilization from genocidal totalitarianism, and we felt as if there was no stopping us. America was going big.

The ownership at Topps Chewing Gum felt it--the name itself was an expression of that infectious confidence. Though the company had dipped its toe into the trading card waters with its Hopalong Cassidy issue of 1950, Sy Berger--widely considered "the father of the modern baseball card"--set about constructing something both unprecedented and unequivocal the next fall. In both the number of entries and the dimensions of each individual card, his creation was larger than any single-year issue to date, an audaciously bold debut.

Rarely is any venture so intrepid immune to a stumble or two, and this brings us to the offered lot. The upper-pantheon significance of the man himself is only half the story, the other half inhabiting a much lower altitude, the briny deep. Mantle's #311 representation launched the "high-number series" of the 1952 Topps issue, a portion of the set that fell victim to unrealistic deadlines and thus failed to meet its expected distribution quotas. Only small quantities made it to counter displays at the local five and dime, the balance ultimately towed several miles off the New Jersey shore and dumped to clear space on the warehouse floor for newer models.

And so, today, the distance between supply and demand is nearly as vast as the Atlantic Ocean that serves as the final resting place for most of the original population of this iconic trading card. Nowhere is this more true than at the upper reaches of the PSA population chart, where we find ourselves near the start of a soaring pricing boom that has elevated NM-MT 8 examples beyond the half-million dollar threshold in our previous two offerings.

The extra half-point earned by this spectacular specimen reduces the field of equivalent or superior examples by nearly three quarters. Forty-four examples of this card have been graded PSA NM-MT 8 or better. But this NM-MT+ 8.5 is one of only twelve to soar as high--three at this grade, six Mint 9's, and three Gem Mint 10's. In a full PSA population of 1,392, the rating places this card within the top fraction of one percent.

Remarkably, this nearly pristine relic is a new resident in the hobby's most recognizable slab, delivered raw to the Heritage booth at the National Sports Collectors Convention in early August of this year and graded by PSA on-site.

How could this be?

The card derives from the famous "Rosen Find" of pristine 1952 Topps cards that turned the hobby upside down in the mid-1980's. Since then, it has lived a lonely, uneventful life, aging as little in its post-Rosen days as it did in its pre-find existence.

Beyond the stunning lack of wear, the card boasts the boldest hues we've encountered from the entirety of the 1952 Topps breed, an attribute that must be seen in person to be truly appreciated. Centering is well within desirable parameters, and surfaces are as clean as an operating table. The margin of difference between this example and the multi-million dollar trio at the top of the population pyramid is nearly too small to perceive. ****
57  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Trump Administration on: November 19, 2016, 06:36:16 PM
"Not sure why that means the Clintons are off the hook"

Just saying the deal to settle the case with Schneiderman in the Trump case does not mean Trump should turnaround and thus let hillary, and bill slide with a pardon deal.

58  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Imagine the uproar if a cast spoke to BHO this way on: November 19, 2016, 11:43:06 AM
https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/11/19/cast-of-broadways-hamilton-makes-pence-early-frontrunner-for-2024/

Good point here. The irony that Hamilton in # 68 of the Federalist papers listed advantages of the electoral college.

Also ionic is the spokesperson for the cast is Brandon Victor Dixon who plays Aaron Burr.
59  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Liquidate? on: November 19, 2016, 10:18:32 AM
http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/18/news/donald-trump-wall-street-journal-liquidate/

I don't know the best way to do this.   Whether he should put his holdings into some separate trust etc.

You can't claim you are going to drain the swamp and then claim there is no conflict of interests with your business at the same time.
One contradicts the other.  

I don't know if Ivanka was directly involved in the decision to hawk her jewelry line but that is exactly opposite of what the average Joe/Jill wants to see.

OTOH while I agree with the message the hypocrisy that the WSJ is the messenger is not lost on us rolleyes
60  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / VDH in Newsweek on: November 18, 2016, 08:32:58 PM
I didn't know they would print a piece from probably my favorite opinion writer.  This IS refreshing:
http://www.newsweek.com/why-did-americans-choose-trump-over-clinton-521965

 smiley
61  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Environmental issues on: November 18, 2016, 08:25:01 PM
Yet 1000 miles to the south in Siberia the temperature is abnormally cold more the - 40:
https://weather.com/news/climate/news/north-pole-above-freezing-siberia-cold-nov2016
62  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Trump settles Trump U. case on: November 18, 2016, 06:34:33 PM
Sorry libs.  One less axe to grind for the headlines:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-settles-trump-university-lawsuits-for-25-million-215707514.html

But this does mean the clintons are off the hook.
63  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Politics on: November 18, 2016, 06:28:51 PM
"If you listen to Democrats, Donald Trump is the worst thing ever to happen to our nation. But that evidently doesn't mean they're above working with him to get some of their agenda going."

IMO the Republican strategy should , yes,  be to seek common ground especially for public consumption.  But make no mistake about it:

*common ground* is not the same as compromise.   Zero compromise , nadda.

We have already compromised too far.

There is never enough for the liberals.
64  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / keep the individual mandate? on: November 17, 2016, 03:27:59 PM
https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-walks-back-stance-205921490.html
65  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / keep the individual mandate? on: November 17, 2016, 03:27:30 PM
https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-walks-back-stance-205921490.html
66  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of the left on: November 17, 2016, 02:55:39 PM
"They went through a big election recap deciding that Democrats never reached out to rural America.  The host wondered what Dems were going to do about that.  Next up was Keith Ellison, possible choice to head up the party, 'we'll ask him what his party plans to do about this', nothing. Ellison told them essentially he would double down on all the progressive ideas they already were committed to."

Well said Doug.   Yes, the Dem response is for *more* propaganda that blames America for everything, more government, more dividing us into groups and pitting non whites against whites
and females against males  Spanish vs Anglos etc.

Astounding.

Just shove the one world government with control from a few at the top onto the rest of us and buy off enough voters to do it.  and phony proclamations to make the middle class believe they for them as obama has done for 8 yrs. 

We may be able to find an occasional common ground but we must never compromise (anymore).  The two are not the same.


67  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Jared has a brother wiht billion dollar health insurance company ? on: November 17, 2016, 02:44:10 PM
I don't want to sound negative but I hope we are draining the swamp just to bring in a  new one.   undecided

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/11/oscar-health-insurance-start-up-still-bleeding-money
68  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: social justice wars , SJ warriors, gender warriors , victimhood on: November 16, 2016, 09:35:22 PM
still the race hustler:
http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2016/11/16/jesse-jackson-obama-pardon-hillary-clinton/93979554/

“It would be a monumental moral mistake to pursue the indictment of Hillary Clinton,”

as though if she is pardoned he will this shut the hell up for five minutes with his demands.

gotta love this one:

"Students "are growing up in an America that is in an identity crisis," Jackson said. "These demonstrations are born out of fear. Fear that the Klan will ride again. Fear that violence (against minorities) is coming back."

Does he have any idea that Obama is giving away HIS country to the world?

This ain't about race.
69  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Let them go! Time for the national divorce on: November 16, 2016, 08:54:46 PM
Before he even gets one day post election the LEFT is doing everything possible with the complicit MSM to try and upend Trump

Perhaps if the economy recovers they will be forced to shut up but otherwise their seems no hope for any resolution to this civil war.

DDF is right
70  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Keith Ellison on: November 16, 2016, 08:42:13 PM
https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/11/levin-why-isnt-this-national-news

The DNC is stepping up their anti American revolutionism.
71  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Megyn Kelly on: November 16, 2016, 08:04:40 PM
Does anyone understand why we are seeing Megyn Kelly plastered everywhere?

When the journalist is the news item there is a problem.

I don't recall ever hearing of someone hawking a book about themselves who calls them self a journalist.

Just saw this on Breitbart

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/11/16/megyn-kelly/

is it just me or is there something very wrong with this woman constantly playing the female victim cared for her own self aggrandizement.  For someone who is so victimized she is certainly doing pretty well.
72  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Trump Administration on: November 16, 2016, 07:08:22 PM
If I am not mistaken the witnesses he tried to set up with prostitutes was a relative..  A brother I think.

He went to the Jewish Educational Center  which was a private Jewish grade school about 3 blocks from where I grew up.  The JEC was run by a crooked rabbi ironically .

The father who went to jail was the stereotype big Democrat Party donor in NJ.  I guess he still is but I don't know.

I have a problem with this guys son now being such a big shot with POTUS frankly.

This could well be trouble if you ask me.  Myabe I am wrong I just feel uncomfortable with this as I would think anyone from Jersey would.

73  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / conservative judge suggested for SCOTUS on: November 16, 2016, 04:00:05 PM
Who just happens to be a woman.  That might help shut the LEFT up:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/442220/trump-supreme-court-picks-should-start-woman
74  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / So why DID he die? on: November 16, 2016, 03:49:26 PM
The LEFT :  crazy right wing conspiraciists claimeing it was a hit.  Yet it doesn't appear to be a robbery.  So young guy leaves bar and is shot to death for no reason? 
All hushed up:

http://www.newsweek.com/seth-rich-murder-dnc-hack-julian-assange-hillary-clinton-donald-trump-492084
75  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: November 16, 2016, 12:12:45 PM
I still find at the very least the appearance of a conflict of interests if the children who close the inside are at the same time running multi million dollar businesses.

Ivanka wearing jewelry in an interview then promoting it for sale is tacky .

If Chelsea was doing that we would all be in an uproar.

76  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Jonah Goldberg defending 99% of the deplorables on: November 16, 2016, 12:09:10 PM
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/442210/racism-elected-donald-trump-according-people-who-make-everything-about-race
77  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: We the Well-armed People (gun and knife rights stuff ) on: November 16, 2016, 12:04:32 PM
For what it is worth studied in Jama are there because the New England Journal of Medicine did not accept them.   There are a lot of liberals with an agenda publishing in medicine these days.
Perhaps I was simply not paying attention but I don't recall doctors and medical researchers getting into social issues so much.   OTOH that is where the money was for research grants under the Obama rule.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/442217/guns-stand-your-ground-law-journal-american-medical-association-study-fatally-flawed
78  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / 2018 Congressional races on: November 15, 2016, 06:20:46 PM
I know I am going to nauseate some by *already* looking at 2018 but there could be 10 vulnerable Democrats slots vs only 2 vulnerable Republican slots up for Senate seats in '18:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/2/8/1482081/-Looking-Ahead-Preliminary-Projections-for-2018-Senate-Elections
79  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Issues in the American Creed (Constitutional Law and related matters) on: November 15, 2016, 06:15:54 PM
Another good explanation for civilians like me on the Court situation.  While preserving Scalia's spot will certainly prevent a disaster we still need Kennedy and Ginsberg to retire and be replaced by the Right to really gain any traction:

https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/11/battle-for-the-courts-part-1

Doug writes [of McConell] "Maybe they (Levin Hannity and me ) should check their facts and give credit where credit is due.  This was a BIG deal.  MHO.

Agreed, but it is about time.   smiley
80  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Media, Ministry of Truth Issues on: November 15, 2016, 05:27:15 PM
I would much rather see him over then Rudy who of course i like but I don't see a mayor as best choice for foreign relations.

  "Wouldn't it be our enemies that are the "extreme militants"?  And if so, wouldn't you want a pretty serious Secretary of State to organize against them?"

LIbs hate "America".   They are for one global world and of course who do you think they feel should run it. 

Soros and crew want to make us all subservient to him and the rest of his crew Brussels.
81  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Issues in the American Creed (Constitutional Law and related matters) on: November 15, 2016, 04:48:16 PM

http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-boxer-files-longshot-bill-to-scrap-the-1479234745-htmlstory.html

Just more evidence the LEFT is intent on giving the country away to the world.

Just keep letting people flood over here, especially in states like California, offer them benefits, and ram their vision down the throats of the rest of us who pay the bills and we should just shut up or we are a bunch of "ists" or "phobes".


Boxer must be especially pissed Hillary didn't win.  Her daughter is married to Hillary's brother.
The Clinton Mob.  It is like in breeding.
82  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: November 15, 2016, 03:17:57 PM
Some good points about the Clinton Foundation.   Lets see how money pours in to all the good causes it does around the world now that she is (for now) politically dead:

http://thefederalist.com/2016/11/15/clinton-foundation-great-arent-democrats-pushing-donations-now/

I don't think Trump should pardon her.  The Left is going to go after him either way with no mercy .   So why let her off.   And besides we may be able to implicate Chelsea who is being groomed.

Of course Brock may well pardon her anyway.
83  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Issues in the American Creed (Constitutional Law and related matters) on: November 15, 2016, 02:34:55 PM
 "comment on process and participants in the process, Mitch McConnell single-handedly made this Trump pick possible.  He single-handedly kept the balance from shifting from 5-4 conservative to 5-4 liberal, in the terms that most observers score it.  Trump Supporters should be careful criticizing people who helped set the table for him.  "

Doug,
How did he do this "single handedly?"

He does not strike me as having stood up the LEftist rebel (yes rebels - they are - not us) onslaught.
84  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: November 15, 2016, 01:56:33 PM

Doug writes,

"The Clintons would not have taken in all the fees on the scale they did if not for the promise she would become President.  I missed that fact in my prediction. Follow the money."

Absosutely.  What a mob they are!  They are still at it.  I don't see how she could possibly run again.  The non Clinton crats could not be that foolish to run someone with such high negatives again but her mob still will look for ways and she sure will explore it again in 2020.  The twist will be something like, "I was the better choice".
The best counter of course is the country will be doing better by then.


On another topic this IS a problem:


Having his kids who are still running large business as part of the inner circle and ? getting topsecurity clearances if true.  I do not like this:

https://www.yahoo.com/style/ivanka-trump-wore-a-10k-bracelet-from-her-own-label-on-60-minutes-and-social-media-is-erupting-174930008.html
85  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / second post; VDH (who should also be an inside advisor to Trump!!!) on: November 15, 2016, 11:41:06 AM
Summarizes the battle lines and strategies  we now are seeing shape up and gel :

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/442192/carpe-diem-mr-trump-forgive-unite-stand-strong

I don't know if VDH intended this but he convinces me that Steve Bannon is a correct choice to be top advisor.   We need warriors to counter the oncoming backlash onslaught that is already coming from the Left and the Never Trumpers which includes Ryan and more subtly McConnell.

I would very much add the VDH would be an excellent person to be a Trump advisor as well!!!!
86  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Tax concrete??? on: November 15, 2016, 11:29:17 AM
On the face of it this stinks:

https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/11/the-election-is-over-house-gop-celebrates-by-passing-a-new-tax-on-concrete
87  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: November 15, 2016, 11:14:55 AM
Doug,

I don't recall the bet we had.  Do I owe you since Hillary won or are we even.

Either way we both won because she lost
88  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Dennis Prager at NR on: November 15, 2016, 11:12:37 AM
I like and appreciate this piece because it discusses themes I have posted about for years on this thread.   He even uses the adjecctive that I use.  Liberal (Dennis likes Left wing better though he admits they are now similar) are NARCISSITIC.   They absoluetely do think they are better then us because of their thinking.   They are the ones closer to the truth and justce (and unlike the opening dialogue in the old Superman TV serail - ***NOT the American Way***) - but rather the concept of the single world communist or perhaps socailist way.  How many times do we see liberal Jews with their snarky, cynical sarcastic remarks and grins when someone else speaking disagrees with them  .  Folks this is delusional narcissm.  

Prager also states quite accurately then Jews sitting Shiva for the election of Trump ( shocked )  could be the best example yet of the concept the for liberal Jews their religion is not Judaism.  It is Leftism.
It could well be that Dennis theory that this has its' roots in Marxism from the 1800's. It may have been understandable then that Jews would take to Communism since in Tsarist Russia Jews may have been outcasts and a one author who I do not recall now suggested,  "where else would Jews turn to if not Communism?"  (Democracy did not, of course, exist then in Russia).  However, this does not completely explain today's American Jews who have a viable alternative in American Democracy and quite literally have thrived in it.  

Something has kept them in the Democrat Party which itself has become a party not within American ideals but a party that wants to replace American ideals with a new world order.

I would also add that the Jewish holocaust brought about by Nazi Germany has very much changed Jewish thought.
Take today their constant claims that Trump is Hitler.  Republicans are eqatable to the Nazi Party.  Like I have emphasized before that Republicans are held to more dangerous and evil then any other group in the world today.   There is a lot more about this but too deep for my time to try to philosophically explore more.  

But after my ruminations about the Dennis prager's piece , here it is.  And in my opinion Bill Kristol who is conservative is not a "renegade" Jew.  But I have no qualms saying that the liberal or leftist Jews often are:


******
Dennis Prager 11/15/16
Left-Wing Jews Are Embarrassing Judaism


 When you sit shiva over the election of a president, you’ve made a religion of politics. A highly respected American rabbi, Yitz Greenberg, used to tell American Jewish audiences, whether Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, “I don’t care what denomination you’re a member of, as long as you’re ashamed of it.”

I have adopted that phrase and apply it to religions generally. One could just as easily say to Catholics, Protestants, and Muslims: “I don’t care what religion you identify with, as long as you’re ashamed of it.” Meaning, of course, ashamed of what many of its members have done to it.

Just think of what has happened to much of mainstream Protestantism; to much of Catholicism, including, sadly, the current pope; and most especially to the Islamic world.

Given the subject of this column — the destructive influence of leftism on Jews and Judaism — it is relevant to mention some of my Jewish involvement. Among other things, I taught Jewish history and religion at Brooklyn College, was the spokesman for the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry, have written two books and hundreds of essays and columns on Jews and Judaism, received the American Jewish Press Association Award for Excellence in Jewish Commentary, have brought many thousands of Jews to Judaism, and have lectured to more Jewish groups in the past 40 years than almost any living Jew.

So, I say this with only sadness: Many American Jews on the left, including rabbis and lay leaders, are embarrassing Jews and Judaism. I say this to ring an alarm in Jewish life and to tell non-Jewish America that these people represent leftism, not Judaism. Furthermore, I am talking only about leftist, not liberal, Jews. Unfortunately, however, both within and outside of Judaism, liberalism has become synonymous with leftism.

This past week the embarrassing behavior of left-wing Jews reached a new level.

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that Jews and their clergy at various synagogues around America were gathering to “sit shiva” — the Hebrew and Jewish term for the seven-day period of grieving that Jews engage in after the loss of an immediate relative — because Donald Trump was elected president.

Consider for a moment how childish and narcissistic this is: using the sacred ritual reserved for the death of one’s child or parent as a way to express disappointment over a presidential election.

And, of course, there were the irresponsible, over-the-top outbursts by Jewish columnists and academics.

Take Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank, who devoted his column after the election to writing an open letter to his twelve-year-old daughter.

“As I watched the returns at Donald Trump’s celebration here Tuesday night,” Milbank began, “the hardest part was trying to reassure my seventh-grade daughter at home, via phone and text, that she would be okay.

“She had expected to be celebrating the election of the first female president, but instead, this man she had been reading and hearing horrible things about had won, and she feared her own world could come apart.”

The man’s twelve-year-old daughter “feared her own world could come apart” because of the election result. He reassured her, however, that her world would be fine, especially since she would be receiving so much love at her upcoming bat-mitzvah.

Milbank’s daughter’s trauma was more than matched by the reaction of a Jewish adult, Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine. On November 12, he tweeted “This is the worst thing that has happened in my life.” Chait was 31 years old on 9/11.

A response to his tweet by a woman named Bethany S. Mandel pretty well summarized the maturity level of Chait’s comment: “I took my mom off life support at 16 & dad hanged himself 3 yrs later. I’m sorry this election was so hard for you.”

I am sure Ms. Mandel would join me in paying Mr. Chait a shiva call.

Speaking of 9/11, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman said on Bill Maher’s show that Trump’s victory was “a moral 9/11.” He suggested that Trump’s becoming president might be worse: 9/11 happened to us, but we “did this [elect Trump] to ourselves.”

And his colleague at the New York Times, Paul Krugman, wrote that he now realizes that he “truly didn’t understand the country we live in.”

Never have truer words been written.  It’s tough to understand those for whom you only have contempt. When Jews abandoned Judaism, many of them did not abandon Judaism’s messianic impulse.

Add similar comments made during the election by other Jewish leftists in the media and academia and you get the picture.

How are we to understand this? Here’s one explanation:

When Jews abandoned Judaism, many of them did not abandon Judaism’s messianic impulse. Beginning with Karl Marx, the grandson of two Orthodox rabbis, they simply secularized it and created secular substitutes such as Marxism, humanism, socialism, feminism, and environmentalism.

If left-wing Jews want to sit shiva, they should do so for their religion, which, like much of Protestant Christianity and Roman Catholicism, has been so deeply and negatively influenced by leftism. — Dennis Prager is a nationally syndicated radio talk-show host and columnist. His latest book, The Ten Commandments: Still the Best Moral Code, was published by Regnery. He is the founder of Prager University and may be contacted at dennisprager.com. © 2016 Creators.com

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/442198/left-wing-jews-embarrassing-judaism-making-politics-their-religion
89  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Kerry to the rescue , travel to rival Billary on: November 14, 2016, 05:03:12 PM
On the one hand he can't do any harm there. ( If only his secone leg of his round trip was cancelled  evil)
OTOH if the penguins and sea lions were smart they would make a deal with him and Obama now, especially before they have to deal with Trump:

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/his-very-long-trip-kerry-producing-much-co2-average-american-1-year
90  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / blond mata hari? on: November 14, 2016, 12:49:47 PM
I wonder is she is wearing a wire to the FBI or CIA:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/pamela-anderson-visits-wikileaks-founder-192337693.html
91  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Bussing takes on a new meaning on: November 14, 2016, 12:36:49 PM
Wow.  Look at all these buses carting around the professional anarchy people probably from one city to the next.
The drivers probably all have Amer EX cards to Soros:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-13/blocks-anti-trump-protest-buses-caught-tape

Of the media ignores this and pretends these are the regular "folks" like you and me.
92  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / I don't know why they keep going on charlie rose on: November 14, 2016, 12:31:01 PM



And I don't know why a liberal Republican who is worse then most Rinos is speaking for the party anyway:

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/kevin-mccarthy-common-ground-secure-borders/2016/11/14/id/758744/

I have zero confidence in this guy..  His voting record is worse than many Democrats for goodness sakes:

https://www.conservativereview.com/members/kevin-mccarthy/liberty-card/
93  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / I would be surprised if untrue: Illegal alien vote? on: November 14, 2016, 11:39:18 AM
but not if true
How does anyone think Harry Reid keeps getting re elected in Nevada?  All the illegal "union" hotel workers I say:

http://www.infowars.com/report-three-million-votes-in-presidential-election-cast-by-illegal-aliens/
94  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Politics of Health Care on: November 14, 2016, 08:36:36 AM
Trump Indicates He May Preserve Some Parts Of ACA
The Wall Street Journal (11/11, A1, Baker, Langley, Subscription Publication) reported that during an interview, President-elect Donald Trump signaled an openness to keeping at least two provisions of the Affordable Care Act intact while repealing other parts of President Obama’s signature healthcare law.
        The New York Times (11/11, Hulse, Davis, Rappeport, Haberman, Subscription Publication) reported that during the Wall Street Journal interview, “Trump said he told the president that he would consider keeping two provisions of the law: the prohibition against insurers denying coverage because of a patient’s pre-existing condition; and the one that allows parents to keep their children on their insurance plans until they turn 26.” But, according to the Times, if the ACA mandate were eliminated, this “could send insurance companies into a tailspin, because their costs would rise with sicker customers, and that would not be offset by healthy consumers forced to buy insurance.”
        The Washington Post (11/11, Goldstein) reported that just a few days after the election, Trump began “to revise his health-care agenda in ways that conform more closely to the heart of Republican thinking in recent decades.”
95  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Trump Administration on: November 14, 2016, 06:14:45 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-priebus-bannon_us_5828ec33e4b02d21bbc9507a

I dunno , I am  a Jew and I read b
Breitbart and I never once felt the site is anti-semitic and indeed came to the opposite conclusion.

One challenge for Trump is to convince he is for all Americans no matter the creed, sex, race ethnicity etc.

Then and only then will the LEft's labelling of him a racist and 750 "ists" and "phobists" going to sound hollow.

96  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: social justice wars , SJ warriors, gender warriors , victimhood on: November 13, 2016, 10:17:40 PM
Well did Soros say this in 2012? 
97  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / What a Trump SCOTUS could mean on: November 13, 2016, 08:25:56 PM
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/11/donald-trump-wins-supreme-court-214449
98  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / good youtube video on: November 13, 2016, 08:14:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT0Rjc6jKCg
99  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / who T should NOT pick for big roles on: November 13, 2016, 07:36:54 PM
https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/11/next-great-battle-for-conservatives-keeping-rino-insiders-out-of-the-administration

we don't need rinos

and we don't need to suck up to Ryan.
100  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: social justice wars , SJ warriors, gender warriors , victimhood on: November 13, 2016, 07:00:42 PM
CD,
I read Soros piece and I don't get it.  He frets about a coming crises - yet - he is doing everything he can to make it happen.  He pours gasoline on the fire !   How the hell are his activities helping?



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