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FDR would have been a Republican today.

Is Hillary one of the few sane Democrats?

This is from NewsMax:

Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., on Thursday called for a rejection of new Palestinian textbooks that portray a world without Israel, refer to Jews as “Zionist gangs” and rewrite the Holocaust to ignore atrocities committed against Jews.

“We must stop the propaganda to which Palestinian children are exposed,” Clinton said in a news conference in Washington, D.C. “These children deserve an education that instills respect for life and peace instead of glorifying death and violence.”

Clinton, a candidate for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, called the conference to release a report by Palestinian Media Watch, a Jerusalem-based group that monitors Palestinian media for anti-Israel bias. She said the books “do not give Palestinian children an education, they give them an indoctrination.”

Do read it all and form your own opinion. To me it seems that she is being very rational here. For the record, in no way does it mean that I want her to be President. But whenever a Democrat sounds rational, it gives me hope, even if they are rational for the wrong reasons. In case of Hillary, she might even believe what she is saying. But I don’t think that is the reason why she is saying this. In the last elections 25% of American Jews did vote for Bush. She knows that someone like Giuliani, who is very supportive of Israel and very willing to stand up to Islamo-Fascists, can easily take a large enough percentage of Jewish voters away from the Democratic ticket, which will make it impossible for her to win the Presidency. The younger Jews especially likely to look away from the Democratic Party. Add to it the fact that on the average majority of Americans tend to support Israel, and it becomes understandable why Hillary has to sound sane on this issue. At this point there are 3 front runners on the Democratic side: consistently hard Left Obama, flip-flopping hard Left Edwards and Hillary. Hillary is the most sane of the three. She is a politician hungry for power. Thus, she can be influenced by public opinion. At the same time, she is not going to flip-flop a la Kerry or Edwards: the same public opinion hates that.
Will the next Truman or FDR ever appear on the Democratic side some time in the future?

February 11, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Misinformation in the Mainstream Media

Well, I am not really breaking any news here. I just wanted to point out that the leftist bias and misinformation are present not only in the presentation of news, but also in entertainment. The case in point is last Tuesday episode of NBC’s “Law and Order: SVU”. The show itself is pretty good, and my wife and I like it. But in this particular episode the leftist bias of the show makers showed its ugly head. The title of the episode was “Loophole”. The premise is that they discover that some evil chemical corporation is using some loophole in the EPA regulations and testing side effects of some pesticides on “poor people, because they don’t matter”. That premise is bad enough. But one of the witnesses/victims is a Hispanic single mother, who is illegal because her Green Card has expired. I have news flash for NBC and anybody who feels sorry for immigrants without understanding the immigration process: the Green Card never expires, unless you leave the country for more than a year or commit a crime! I should know: I had a Green Card for 5 years before applying for US Citizenship and then one more year while my application was being processed. I am very tired of feel-good leftists who feel sorry for immigrants and throw out BS like that. They institute stupid bi-lingual education programs (thankfully, abolished in California) that prevent normal assimilation. Their idiotic misinformation, like this story of expiring Green Card, prevents us from creating an immigration process that makes sense. At this point the borders (both) are wide open, while immigrating legally is very hard. How much sense does that make? And now politicians on both sides of the isle talk about temporary visas. What a stupid idea: creating a large chunk of population that by design is not supposed to become American. We are at war, which means that one of the requirements for living in this country should be loyalty to the good old USA. That should most definitely include immigrants. Thus, only those who intend to become Americans should be given Green Cards. They should also be required to apply for Citizenship after 5 years. Those, who don’t, should be deported.

February 11, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Old news that is nothing new

This is a couple of days old, but I just got time to blog:

WASHINGTON — Hezbollah is presently receiving a “constant stream of armaments” from Syria, Iran and other foreign sources, senior Israeli officials said Tuesday, and the terror group is “preparing for violence” in an increasingly radicalized Middle East.

“They are getting all kinds of rockets, advanced anti-tank missiles, command-and-control systems, training, finance,” an Israeli official said. Asked if the group has fully reconstituted back to where it was before the war in terms of military capability, the official said: “They are certainly on their way.”

The official, a top-ranked officer in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and an accompanying aide briefed a handful of reporters on the condition the officials’ names not be used.

While Hezbollah has been unable to return to, or rebuild, bunkers and other fortifications it was using before the start of last summer’s Israeli-Hezbollah war, the Israeli official said the group maintains an “operational” presence along the Lebanese-Israeli border, and cited as evidence the IDF’s discovery Monday of a “cluster of explosives” near the border on the Lebanese side.

Enabling Hezbollah’s rearmament, the official said, is the “open border” Lebanon shares with Syria, and the lack of “real teeth for enforcement” in U.N. Security Council Resolution 1718, which established a ceasefire in the Israeli-Hezbollah war last August.

At the same time, and in a similar way, the Israeli military officer said, foreign sources are providing Hamas with anti-tank missiles, high-trajectory rockets and missiles, rocket-propelled grenades and their launchers, explosive devices and automatic rifles.

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The official and the aide claimed the IDF has had “no operational activity whatsoever” in Gaza for the last three months, since an informal ceasefire was established between the Palestinians and the Israelis in that area, but that in the same time Hamas fighters have launched more than 100 Qassam rockets across the border aimed at Israeli civilian targets.

As further evidence of the problems originating in Gaza and its porous border with Egypt, the official pointed to the deadly homicide bombing on January 29 in Eilat, the first ever in the southern Israeli resort town, and said IDF officials “know for sure” the bomber came from Gaza.

The official was skeptical about Western plans to shore up the Fatah security forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen.

“Every meeting we have on this subject always ends in the conclusion, ‘Bolster Abu Mazen, bolster Abu Mazen’ as if that will solve all the problems,” the IDF official said. “He was in power two years ago [before Hamas came to power], wasn’t he?” the official asked. “What did he do then?”

Well, I am glad that a relatively main stream news organization like Fox published this report. But there is nothing new here, at least for me. After all, what else would you expect? The world is asleep once again, while the new Nazis are arming themselves to the teeth. Eventually they will strike, and the world will once again say: “If only we paid attention, if only we stopped them before it was too late”.
I am sorry, I can’t shake this feeling of an impending doom.

February 11, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment