Month: January 2009

A Plan…

Hello Boys and Girls,

We know your parents have become confused by politicians trying their best to get more of your parents’ money by things they call bailouts and rescue programs. It’s all a BIG lie. If your Daddy and Mommy still have their jobs, they may wonder why the government continues to hire people and increase spending while your parents’ friends are being fired. The government has become too big and needs to be reduced in size. This will free up resources to help small businesses get going again. I have come up with a solution. Please post or e-mail forward the attached sign and encourage a wide distribution of what the sign says. Certain types of people may say this is too simple a suggestion. I disagree. It is a starting point. To make it easier for the government to comply, maybe they could reduce spending by 10% per year for the next 5 years. That would be just fine with me. While this was meant to apply to the Federal Government, similar action may be necessary at a local level, especially the California State Government, since that is where I live.

If somebody yells at you for spreading this message, they most likely work for the government in some way. If they are willing to listen, just tell them that there is no money left to pay them anymore. If they can’t understand that, slowly back away from them and run away like crazy. They may try to hurt you after that.

Best wishes,
Uncle Ed

Sign Contents:

50% Off!  …Government Spending…

Demographic Winter, The Decline of the Human Family

Dear Friends,

While many of us send humor around the Interest to sooth our spirits when confronted by an upside-down world that is becoming more upside-down on a daily basis, it is still important to think about issues that will affect our children and their children, etc. This is our legacy… our image …our reputation …their inheritance.

I received this “SPAM” in my mailbox the other day with the title “Demographic Winter, The Decline of the Human Family”. $24 later and about an hour of my time, I watched the DVD this group promoted. ( The motive for purchasing this was to determine if there was some spiritual or faith-based connection in the program, so that it could be presented in Sunday School. There was none. This was about as secular a presentation as possible supporting the traditional family. Due to the changing values of the world and the attack on the traditional family, secular society is disappearing at an increasing rate in developed countries. An off-hand concern by the secularist presenter was that faith-based groups (Christians, Jews, Muslims, etc.) were not suffering such declines.

We all experienced the population bomb scare of the ’70’s and the politically correct carbon footprint issues of this century. I’ve always looked at “0” population growth as an ideal so that population would not outpace this world’s ability to support it. However, the opposite is happening. We are talking about dramatic declines in population. It is like that silly joke someone told me… “Do you realize that over 6 billion people will die in the next 100 years??” The problem here is that we are not replacing them at an ever increasing rate. All our economies have been based on increasing population and the demand generated therefrom. The DVD suggests some of the things that are occurring or will occur as a result of a declining population base. Fortunately, it makes a case for family formation versus random breeding.

The DVD is loaded with brainiac comments backed by copious amounts of data. I think it is worth getting a copy for your circle of friends and pass it around.



Opinion Poll – The U.S. As She Really Is…

Dear Friends,

Please watch the following clip:

While the clip implies that the U.S. is a republic and could slip to an oligarchy (many useful idiots believe we are a democracy), I have been convinced that we indeed are an oligarchy already.  While many scream about voter fraud and ballot box stuffing, the overall political system is rigged to keep incumbents in office or to not make necessary changes.  Mind you that this comment is distinct from our Constitutional form of government.

What do you think?


The “Fairness” Doctrine

Dear Friends,


Some of you may not be aware of what is going on with the “Fairness” Doctrine issue.  Here is a short summary lifted from Wikipedia


>>According to Steve Rendall of FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting),


The Fairness Doctrine had two basic elements: It required broadcasters to devote some of their airtime to discussing controversial matters of public interest, and to air contrasting views regarding those matters. Stations were given wide latitude as to how to provide contrasting views: It could be done through news segments, public affairs shows or editorials. The doctrine did not require equal time for opposing views but required that contrasting viewpoints be presented.


The Fairness Doctrine was introduced in the U.S. in 1949. The doctrine remained a matter of general policy and was applied on a case-by-case basis until 1967, when certain provisions of the doctrine were incorporated into FCC regulations.


In 1974 the Federal Communications Commission asserted that Congress had delegated it the power to mandate a system of “access, either free or paid, for person or groups wishing to express a viewpoint on a controversial public issue…” but that it had not yet exercised that power because licensed broadcasters had voluntarily complied with the spirit of the doctrine. It warned that “should future experience indicate that the doctrine [of voluntary compliance] is inadequate, either in its expectations or in its results, the Commission will have the opportunity—and the responsibility—for such further reassessment and action as would be mandated.”<<


The Fairness Doctrine was ended in 1987.  A number of politicians on the left wish to reinstate it to basically hush conservative talk radio.  This will be a BIG problem!


In my own experience, I remember in the early ’80’s that I would wake up to 740 KCBS every morning and the station would have an editorial comment.  At the time, it really didn’t hit me, but most of the comments were left of center.  They would give equal time for a response and on and on it went for number of years.  Actually, I’d enjoyed this back and forth commentary.  I was totally unaware of the Fairness Doctrine and the fact that it had ended in 1987.  Slowly, the station started moving more and more to the left in every aspect of its broadcasting.  I wondered what happened to the opposing view aspect, but didn’t dig into it.  Finally, I got sick and tired of the polemic leftist nature of the station and retuned my clock radio.


If the Fairness Doctrine is reinstituted, it will be the kiss of death to the revitalized radio business.  Why?  Look at the quick failure of Air America (Progressive Talk Radio) and all the scandals surrounding it.  Look at the ongoing success of conservative talk radio with its many stations, hosts, and formats.  Since the left mostly controls the print, TV and movie industry, it has disturbed them greatly that they have not been able to make a dent in the radio business.  The left’s solution is to gain control over it via the reintroduced Fairness Doctrine.  The business will die if this happens.


It turns out there is a reason they can’t make it in the radio business.  The left relies heavily on emotional control to move its agenda forward.  Print, TV and Movies are fertile ground for this activity because they are able to project images that impact the emotion centers of those with underdeveloped or non-existent critical thinking capability.  With radio, one must engage the brain and think about what is being said, rather than floating from one emotional experience to another.  Air America failed because of the mindless dogma it spewed and its inability to show or project emotional images.



The reverse side of the Fairness Doctrine, if reinstated, will be the left’s worst nightmare as lawsuits focus on the imbalance that exists in those three media; print, TV, and movies.



If you have a better explanation for what is going on, let me know.



I’m Over It…

Dear Friends,

This is the phrase of the year. If I hear “I’m over it” one more time…well, just don’t goad me.


P.S. I have some sort of perverse joy in identifying such phrases as the 1960’s “bitchin'”, the 1970’s “scenario”, etc. Recently, business speak gives us “going forward”. “Que Pasa” has evolved to “Wazzup” to “What up”. Gimme a break. The English language has degraded to nothing more than a string of f-bombs starting out with “what up”, a few “I’m over it” phrases, and an ending grunt “peace”. That last one has me totally mystified. It is totally retro to the ’60’s. Like, like that is totally stellar. Of course “like” became a convenient replacement for “you know”… you know like Caroline Kennedy speaks…

Seriously, I think we should be required to listen to a recorded tape of ourselves every six months or so. It certainly would help our vocabulary and diction. 😉

David and Goliath…



Dear Friends,


I get frustrated with many, many of my contacts in the way they put down Israel for their alleged mistreatment of the Palestinians, especially the current carnage in Gaza.  Such words as “inappropriate” or “disproportionate” are commonly used.  Another word that I am growing to detest is “nuanced” to make things look so complicated and hopeless that only brainy leftists can posit a solution.


Being a simple-minded black and white conservative, I like to boil things down to a digestible lump and this lump has been presented before…


Try to put yourself in a frame of mind where you are looking at the earth from thousands of miles away.  There are about 1.2 Billion Muslims on this planet.  Of this, about 10% are estimated to support radical Islam.  That means that about 120,000,000 Muslims wish to totally eradicate 13,000,000 Jews.  This is reinforced on maps, in schools, in the public square, on television, the printed media, etc. in the many Arab and Persian territories… INCLUDING the madrassas in the U.S. and Europe.  The INFIDELS are next on the list and that is you and me.


It is a known fact that the Arabs wish to have nothing to do with the Palestinians, but will use them as pawns in their dealings with Israel.  Recently, Iran has exerted its influence via Hamas and Hezbollah.


So looking at the BIG picture, what would you recommend Israel to do?  One could sympathetically say the Palestinians are unfortunate pawns in the BIG picture creating the undermining war of words that the mainstream media spews on a daily basis.


Please see the additional articles below. 




Hamas, Israel and the American Media

Mike Gallagher

Friday, January 09, 2009


I’ll never forget the time my wife came screaming into our bedroom late at night. I was sound asleep; she usually stayed up later than me watching TV.


“Wake up! Wake up! You made the Daily Show!!” she shouted.


Convinced that the house was either on fire or an army of terrorists was storming our residence, I practically fell out of the bed, wild-eyed.


Thankfully, the huns weren’t storming the place. It was, indeed, just a brief video clip of me saying something on Fox News that Jon Stewart, the host of Comedy Central’s popular fake news show, used for a punchline.


My Denise was very excited.


The Daily Show is a cultural phenomenon. Fast-paced, hip, and smart, Jon Stewart hosts a nightly parody of the news, covering current events with his tongue-in-cheek, bemused style that usually skewers conservatives, although he takes a fair amount of shots at libs, too.


While undoubtedly not sharing many of Stewart’s political views, I’ve always appreciated the way he treats conservative guests who appear on the show to hawk a book. He clearly has a liberal bent, but usually treats his guests with respect and courtesy.


This week, the new host of NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’, David Gregory, was a guest. During a conversation about the current conflict in the Middle East between Israel and the terror group Hamas, Stewart said the following:


“Why can’t any American politician criticize Israel in any way for their behavior? I’m watching these shows and there’s not one person going, Gee, it’s kind of complex. Yeah, Hamas is a bad actor and they shouldn’t be throwing missiles, but, gosh, the treatment of the Palestinian people for the past 50 years, not so nice, either.”


The audience roared with approval. There’s nothing quite like a prominent member of the American media bashing Israel that makes a bunch of liberals any happier.


Welcome to the USA.


One day before I die, I will finally understand why liberals, especially Jewish liberals, fail to fully support Israel in its right to survive terror attacks.


For months, Hamas has lobbed rockets into Southern Israel. Thousands of them, in fact. Israel decided enough was enough, that it was time to do everything possible to stamp out these implementers of terror.


The worldwide condemnation was immediate. The midnight oils burned at the United Nations as documents were prepared and meetings were held to determine ways to demand that Israel stop defending itself.


And even a popular Jewish television personality like Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz) wonders aloud on national TV why politicians aren’t allowed to criticize tiny Israel, a place surrounded by an angry, huge Arab world that is hellbent on driving it into the ocean.


As Stewart said, the entire Mideast situation is a mess. Of course it’s complicated and nuanced.


But for me, things get pretty simple when I know that one side wants the other side dead.

Hamas, Hezbollah, and other Arab terror groups are committed to the destruction of Israel, a position supported by millions in the Muslim world.


All Israel wants to do is survive.


If Canada suddenly started raining rockets down on Buffalo, New York, I wonder if there would be worldwide condemnation over the United States’ inevitable “disproportionate response.”


Not likely.


When I have guests on my radio show to discuss the Mideast, I often ask them why they believe so many liberal Americans don’t have the wisdom to defend Israel.


Jackie Mason, one of the funniest people on the planet, told me he thinks it has something to do with liberals and Jews feeling oppressed and maligned and always longing for an underdog, and that they have somehow (stupidly) convinced themselves that the Palestinians are underdogs.


But perhaps the most astute observation came from Bill Gertz of the Washington Times. He believes that many American liberals, who have an utter contempt for the United States already, simply view Israel as a U.S. outpost in the Middle East. They resent the military might of our own country and they view Israel an extension of that dominance.

I think that’s as good an explanation as I’ve ever heard.


Jon Stewart, and others like him, should be ashamed of themselves. No right-minded, clear-thinking American should waiver in supporting Israel in its current battle with Hamas.


Man up, Mr. Stewart, and do the right thing. You can still be Comedy Central’s superstar if you do.


Perhaps you’ll even sleep better at night. Unless, of course, your wife comes screaming into your bedroom.


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The War Against the Jews

David Horowitz

Friday, January 09, 2009


The unspoken truth about the fighting in Gaza, which began on December 19 2008 when Hamas rockets broke a voluntary truce, is that this is the frontline of a much larger war. This war began thirty years ago with the Islamic Revolution in Iran and is now global in scope. Its agenda is the extermination of the Jews and the destruction of the West.


The Islamic terrorist organization Hamas makes no secret of this agenda. Its Egyptian founders and Palestinian inspirers were active followers of Adolf Hitler and enthusiasts of the Nazi Holocaust. The founding charter of Hamas, which promises that “Islam will obliterate Israel” memorializes the Egyptian admirer of Hitler, Hassan al-Banna as “the martyr…of blessed memory.” The same document contains the genocidal incitement of the Prophet Mohammed to “kill the Jews,” to hunt them down “until they hide behind the rocks and the trees, and the rocks and trees cry out ‘O Muslim, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him.’”


In 2006 these Islamic Nazis took possession of the Gaza strip, which is unoccupied except by Hamas and is Jew-less (because the Palestinians would kill any Jews that moved in their state). Hamas has turned Gaza into a terrorist fortress, launching rockets into Israeli schoolyards and hospitals and townships, and launching them from Palestinian schoolyards and hospitals and townships to ensure that the maximum number of civilians – both Jews and Muslims – would die for their cause. They will win the Armageddon they are planning, they boast, because “the Jews love life and we love death.”


And all around the world, and across Europe and throughout the United States, Muslim and secular radicals are rallying to this Nazi cause, supporting Hamas and attacking Israel and the Jews. The unholy alliance formed by Muslim fanatics and socialist radicals is the face of the terrorist future in the West. It is a coalition for whom no party is so evil that it does not deserve aid and comfort if its enemies are Israel and the United States, and if it is willing to attack them.


The wars in the Middle East are the frontline of the Islamic Nazi offensive — a sixty-year aggression of Muslim Arabs against the Jews, rationalized at each turn by epic lies that resonate with radicals in the West: that the Arab aggressors are the victims; that the Jews stole Arab land (Israel in fact was created out of the ruins of the Turkish empire); that there is a Palestinian entity that wants peace with the state of Israel (there is none – there is not a single Palestinian leader who supports the existence of Jewish state).


The Palestinians are the only people in history to support in their majority a national death cult, to worship the murderers of little children (including their own) and to proclaim them saints and “martyrs.” The father of Palestinian Nationalism, Haj Amin al-Husseini, was an acolyte and ally of Hitler who preached the extermination of the Jews and planned to construct his own death camps for Jews in the Middle East. The miseries Palestinians have suffered are self-inflicted, the inevitable consequence of staking their national ambitions on the genocide of another people, while embracing a death cult for themselves.


Their allies in the West are either stupendously ignorant or morally blind. Here is the self-revealing declaration of the Associate Director of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Wisconsin (both an ignoramus and a moral defective): “The state terror unleashed from the skies and on the ground against the Gaza Strip as we speak has nothing to do with Hamas. It has nothing to do with ‘Terror.’ It has nothing to do with the long-term ‘security’ of the Jewish State…” What it has to do with is the evil Jews and their evil American supporters: “Strip away the clichés and the vacuous newspeak blaring out across the servile media and its pathetic corps of voluntary state servants in the Western world and what you will find is the naked desire for hegemony; for power over the weak and dominion over the world’s wealth. Worse yet you will find that the selfishness, the hatred and indifference, the racism and bigotry, the egotism and hedonism … the callousness with which we indulge in them all are endemic to our very culture; thriving here like flies on a corpse.”


The author of this repulsive, traitorous statement, Wisconsin Professor Jennifer Lowenstein, is herself a Jew, but obviously a self-hating member of the tribe, with a sordid lineage going back to the “capos” who shoveled their companions into the ovens and collaborated with their murderers. Like many of her political comrades in the secular and religious left she has joined the forces of Islamic barbarism that are ranged against the civilized people of America and Israel. And she is only one of many. In the midst of the global war that radical Islam has declared on the West, the conflict in Gaza has revealed the presence of a fifth column in the West so detached from its own communities and civilized values that it now constitutes a clear and present danger to our survival.


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Eyeless in Gaza, Heartless at Home

Kathryn Jean Lopez

Friday, January 09, 2009


Creeped out: That’s the best way I can describe my response upon stumbling into an anti-Israel protest one recent Sunday in Manhattan. Ranting picketers carried signs that made light of the Holocaust, children dressed up as Hamas militants dotted the crowd. I wanted to have a more profound response, a deeper analysis, but “creeped out” is how I felt walking away from it. Days later, a colleague, military historian Victor Davis Hanson, expressed a similar reaction to accounts of way too many similar scenes: We’re living in “creepy times,” he wrote on National Review’s Web site.


It is indeed creepy that any protester, even understanding his anger and hurt, would minimize the Holocaust, and that the leader of Iran would hold a conference dedicated to denying it. It’s creepy that Hamas would use a U.N. school for weapons storage and a shooting base, during the continuing battle with Israel for the Gaza Strip. It’s creepy that the United Nations equates Israeli nationalism — a constitutional republic’s struggle for its right to exist unmolested — with racism. It’s creepy that few people can see the difference between Israel, which goes out of its way to avoid killing innocents, and Hamas, which displays a bloodlust for Jewish civilians.


But nothing is black and white, not even in the fight between Israel and Hamas. In a place many consider the holiest of lands, perpetual violence and hostility boil constantly. Humans hate easily; it’s forgiveness (often understandably) that they have a tough time with. Out of those poisonous seeds grows vengeance. And while I don’t hesitate to see a bad and good side politically and culturally in this issue, it remains true that Palestinian children are still children who deserve a shot at a decent life, even when — driven by vengeance — their guardians exploit them.


Israel seems to be able to recognize the moral complexity involved, even in spite of the countless, grievous wrongs it has suffered, and the world isn’t giving it enough credit. Israelis, too, however, need to take a step back. For one thing, not every skeptical look at Israel’s aggressive retaliation to Hamas missile attacks in Gaza stems from anti-Semitism. A lot of them, maybe even most of them — are. Anti-Semitism has long been a particularly prevalent evil about which, despite “never again,” we seem particularly desensitized in the West even as it is embraced enthusiastically in the Middle East and the Arab world. But this doesn’t give Israel a carte blanche when it comes to military action or diplomacy. Though it may be difficult, cool heads need to prevail on all sides of this debate.


The tragic demise of Cristina, a 15-year-old Christian girl, was reported by an Internet news service,, which covers the Vatican: “She died of a heart attack after days of cold and lack of sleep due to the bombardment.” The Rev. Manuel Musallam, the parish priest of the Latin parish in Gaza, recently read an account of her death to Christian leaders in Jerusalem, urging peace. The Zenit report continued: “Cristina is one of the 600 Palestinians to have died in the 11-day Israeli offensive, in which U.N. and Palestinian officials report that nearly half of the dead are civilians.”


There’s nothing wrong with focusing on such blunt facts. I think we need to do so, whatever the nationality of the children involved; it keeps us aware of the human costs of war. Prudence and justice must be kept in mind at all times, whether actively engaged in fighting a war, or merely attempting to help negotiate the end of one. And while the Vatican, too, is receiving criticism — for not fully weighing in on the conflict until violence had spiraled out of control — we should remember here, as well, who the good guys are. The Vatican has rejected “anti-Semitism in all its forms, including anti-Zionism as a more recent manifestation of anti-Semitism.”


I see little question that Israel is the good guy. It’s not aiming to kill Cristina. It just wants its own girls to have a safe home. And, unsettlingly all too often, its opponent wants those girls (as well as its other citizens) dead, not as an unfortunate collateral casualty of war, but just to make a point. This should creep us all out — and we should say as much. Isn’t admitting a basic, unpleasant truth one of the Twelve Steps? That is, after all, a roadmap with some record of positive results — very unlike the same old creepy pattern of hatred, resentment and vengeance now on display in the Holy Land.


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Are You With Us Or Against Us?


Dear Friends,

I am really rather surprised at how supportive the international community is for the terrorist organization, Hamas. Since Hamas was the democratically elected leadership of the Palestinian people in that area, we can conclude that they got the leadership they deserved. Did they deserve the “disproportionate” response of the Israelis? Frankly, I thought after a year of sleeping in bunkers to avoid being killed by Hamas rockets, that it was reasonably balanced. The Israelis just unloaded all at once. Hmmm.

As you can see in the following article, there are some interesting sidebars events going on. The comments at the end are all over the map.


Saturday, January 03, 2009

The So-called International Community by Mona Charen

Just for a lark, I decided to google “international condemnations of Hamas” this morning. You can guess what came up, right? Naturally, searching for condemnations of Hamas, one finds only international condemnations of Israel. An Australian report noted that the “British Foreign Secretary David Miliband is calling for an urgent ceasefire, while Russia’s Foreign Minister says he’s told his Israeli counterpart to urgently halt the military action.” The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, “strongly condemned Israel’s disproportionate use of force,” as did Brazil. Indonesia called on all countries to “sever all forms of diplomatic and business ties with Israel.” French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who currently holds the rotating chair of the European Union, did call upon Hamas to halt its rocket attacks but also censured Israel’s “disproportionate response.”

Let’s fantasize. Let’s pretend that the “international community” (it’s not a community, thus the quotation marks) actually lived by the principles it claims to advance. It happens that international communiteer par excellence, Jimmy Carter, (he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 “for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts”) was in Syria on Dec. 14, meeting with Hamas leaders. Nobel laureate Carter was silent when Hamas announced its decision to allow an Egyptian brokered ceasefire with Israel to expire. Nor did he — or any international leader — comment upon the 4,000 rockets that Hamas has rained down on Israel just since 2005.

Hamas held an anniversary party of sorts during the time of Carter’s visit. Marking the 21st anniversary of the organization’s founding, Hamas staged a large demonstration in Gaza City that featured video connections to Damascus (where Carter was meeting with Khaled Meshaal). Ismail Haniyeh addressed the crowd of 300,000, promising more terror and violence toward Israel in the name of Allah. There was also a skit. A Palestinian dressed as Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier who was kidnapped and has been held by Hamas since 2006, was portrayed pleading for his life. “I miss my Mommy and Daddy,” he sobbed into a microphone for the crowd’s delectation. Search in vain for international condemnations.

The so-called international community has a script already prepared for any news from the Middle East. In this script, there is only Israeli violence, Israeli repression, Israeli guilt. The script reads as follows: Palestinian violence and terror against Israel is not to be condemned because it is the response to occupation and repression. On BBC radio, host Owen Bennett-Jones objected when Israel’s ambassador to Great Britain pointed out that Hamas has been bombarding southern Israel with rockets on a daily basis. “But your analysis is seen by people around the world to be completely wrong-headed. The idea that Hamas sort of came from nowhere and radicalized Palestinian society overlooks the fact that Israel occupied and repressed these people for over 40 years.”

In 2005, perhaps accepting Bennett-Jones’s interpretation of history, Israel pulled out of Gaza completely, uprooting all of the Jewish settlers, and leaving the area completely to the Palestinians to administer. Rather than build a society of their own, Hamas, which controls Gaza — the Palestinian Authority controls the West Bank — has used its independence to launch a ceaseless barrage of missiles against Israel.

It’s often pointed out that Hamas does not recognize Israel’s right to exist. It’s more than that. Hamas, with Iran’s backing, is committed to Israel’s violent destruction. Missiles have fallen on schools and homes. Hamas is explicit about desiring Israeli counterattacks, because while Hamas aims to kill Israeli civilians, they know that Israel tries very hard not to kill Palestinian civilians. But every Palestinian death at the hands of Israel is seen as a propaganda victory for Hamas — which is why they place their munitions and terrorists in mosques, hospitals, and homes crowded with children. Hamas representative Fathi Hamad stated it explicitly: “For the Palestinian people death became an industry, at which women excel and so do all people on this land: the elderly excel, the Jihad fighters excel, and the children excel. Accordingly (Palestinians) created a human shield of women, children, the elderly and the Jihad fighters against the Zionist bombing machine, as if they were saying to the Zionist enemy: We desire death as you desire life.”

It’s impossible for Israel to hit back at Hamas without harming and killing innocent civilians. As Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu has pointed out, by aiming at Israeli civilians and using Palestinian civilians as human shields, Hamas is committing a double war crime.

But you will wait in vain for an international outcry.

About The Author


Mona Charen is a syndicated columnist, political analyst and author of Do-Gooders: How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help .

©Creators Syndicate



Location: SC

Reply # 1

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 12:42 AM EST Subject: International Outcry

You will be waiting a long time for a country in Europe or anywhere else to completely call for a condemnation aganist Hamas . I say let Israel bomb them senseless and bring some relief to their people . The terrorist that killed the people in the U.S. are just like the Hamas idiots that want to die . So let them go get their virgins .

Nuff Said


Location: OH

Reply # 2

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 1:18 AM EST Hamas Terroism

Hamas has no value of Palestinian civilians or they would not have women and children strap on bombs to become suicide bombers to kill as many Israelies as possible. So it stands to reason they care no more for civilian deaths on the Gaza Strip than they do on Israel’s side but you never hear any condemnation for the civilian deaths caused by the terroists. If the Palenstians cared anything for their own people, they would turn on Hamas and throw them out of their country and sign a peace treaty with Israel. Evidently Palestinians don’tcare too much about their loved ones either.


Location: IN

Reply # 3

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 1:42 AM EST Subject: Jimmy Carter’s Selection

I have heard that David Rockefeller “found” Jimmy Carter for his internationalist groups to interview as a potential POTUS. The reason Carter was chosen is that he had already had three mental breakdowns, so could be easily manipulated.


Location: TX

Reply # 4

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 3:54 AM EST Israel and Hamas

We must learn from history. We would still be fighting WWII today had we not dropped bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The loss of innocents then had a profound effect upon Japan and contributed to the ending of the war. No one wants innocents and children to die, but leaders of countries must take responsibility for their actions and must consider defense of their country and their citizens’ safety their top priorities. It appears that Hamas doesn’t think that way. Israel must defend itself and its citizens. Picking and choosing targets that don’t carry liabilities will never solve the problem.

American Redneck

Location: TX

Reply # 5

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 4:00 AM EST Subject: Traitor Carter

First, lets say Carter should be tried for treason, he is an enemy of America, no doubt about it.

Second, I agree Isreal should not stop until every hamas leader, terrorist and supporter is dead!!!!

Old Tom

Location: TN

Reply # 6

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 4:06 AM EST Israel and Terrorists

We either support Israel in it’s right for existence or turn our backs to the Children of God.

So far what I’ve seen and read over the years leads me to believe there are no solutions other than a complete removal of one or the other nations.

As for me, I’ll support the Nation of Israel. Turn the rest of the Middle East into a large glass bowl and let Allah give all his minions the virgins they might desire once they arrive.


Location: ME

Reply # 7

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 4:18 AM EST Subject: Hamas

I would say that Israel has a right to defend itself,I think they should take back Gaza and run Humas out of there. If the terrorists want a trip to paradise so bad ,give them one.


Location: MI

Reply # 8

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 5:04 AM EST American Redneck (#5)

RIGHT ON, Brother!

“Jimmi Peanut”, like Nanny “Pee-lousy” and Dick “Turban” are ALL traitors and violators of the Miller Act! (The Miller Act is a federal law stating that only the sitting President and his (her) designated representitives can negotiate foreign policy & treaties.) One has to wonder why this 200 year old law is being pointedly ignored!

“If you’ve ALWAYS been proud of our troops….you just might be a redneck!”

“If the words “one nation, under God” have never offended you….you just might be a redneck!”

“If you agree with the phrase “My country, right or wrong”, (if right, DEFEND her; if wrong, CORRECT her)…. you just might be a redneck!”

Redneck & proud, for 53 years! (military service during Vietnam)

Jeffersonian Constitutionalist

Location: PA

Reply # 9

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 5:22 AM EST Subject: Lack of moral courage

The fact is the “International Community” lacks any moral courage.

Hamas attacked Israel. Israel has every right to defend itself.

Proportional force would mean Israel would then respond by lanching rockets from civilian areas in Israel into civilian areas inside the Gaza Strip.


Location: PA

Reply # 10

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 6:10 AM EST observations are obvious

For a variety of reasons, very few countries in the “International Community” have credibility. By credibility, ask yourself whether you would enjoy the experience of living in that country for one year. While Israel might be doing “something bad” listening to Saudi Arabia, North Korea, China or even Turkey “complain” is kind of a joke.

That being said — Israel does have to be careful. Right or wrong, I would submit that the U.S. caused Hamas to be elected over Fatah simply because of the Iraq issue (Should that have mattered? Maybe not. Did it? Yes.).

To me, the clearest example of Israel being right about an issue was the building of its border fences. It is kind of like someone complaining that it is rude to wear a helmet inside a house if the roof is caving in. Protective self defense is the most basic human right.

TownHall Barney

Location: AZ

Reply # 11

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 6:16 AM EST Subject: Proportionate comment

The almost mantra-like use of the phrase, “disproportionate force,” is deliberately deceptive and disingenuous.

Consider a criminal hostage situation in a home or office building. Victims are terrorized and their death is an incessant possibility. Police arrive in vastly disproportionate numbers. But who would argue that it’s inappropriate? The notion that it’s somehow “unfair” to the perpetrator would be considered ludicrous.

Israel faces the same situation under continual enemy rocket attacks. Compared to Hamas, Israel is disproportionately CAREFUL in their targeting.


Location: IN

Reply # 12

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 6:54 AM EST Hypocrites

The simple fact is that if the U.S. were to come under cross border missile attack from either Canada or Mexico the U.S. would invade that nation and hunt down the terrorists responsible. If anyone in the “international community” opened their big mouths and condemned the U.S. for taking action, the American people would resoundingly tell the world where to stick it and any U.S. President who wanted more than one term in office would echo that sentiment.

Any international leader who condemns Israel for defending herself should be asked how they would react if their country came under a similar attack. We know the answer. They would counterattack immediately. Hypocrisy abounds.


Location: NY

Reply # 13

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 7:00 AM EST Subject: dismantle the un

israel is right to use military force.

hamas is 100% at fault.

to hell with the un.


Location: TX

Reply # 14

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 7:21 AM EST If the Palestinians were smart

they’d band together and attack Hamas from the rear. They’re already being used as human shields and suicide bombers – they could actually make their possible deaths count for something to both Palestine and Israel. Of course, the UN would probably condemn them for terrorism.


Location: NY

Reply # 15

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 7:56 AM EST Subject: What do you expect

What do you expect. The international community is driven by national interests and fear of their own muslim ethic minorities within their borders. Its easy to side with the Palistinians who have become the muslim world’s poster child.

But the fact is that secretly they all hate the Palistinians precisely because nothing short of seeing Israel totally distroyed will appease them.

Israel’s withdraw from Gaza provided them with a real opportunity. Prove that you can be a responsible neighbor, build a civil social and the whole world and Israel will be there to help. So what do the Palistinians do in response to a gesture of unilateral withdrawal, they reject the more moderate Fatah and elect Hamas.

This is exactly what the Israel Right had said would happen and they were correct. Some said that governance would moderate Hamas. That did not happen. The path to a two state solution was set back a generation not by Israel but by the Palistinians who are not ready to give up their designs on the recapture of all of the lands.

Listen to what they say at rallies, they don’t talk about co-existence. They talk about letting the jews live under the rule of a united Palistine which really means die under their rule.

Parents in Israel pray for the day when they can live peacefully in prosperity with their Palistinians neighbors. (That may not have always been the case but it is certainly true now and has been true for a while.)

Parents in Gaza and the West Bank pray for the day that they will drive the jews out and retake all of the lands.

That is the fundamental difference and why there will be no peace until the Palistinians accept that they cannot and will not destroy Israel.

What short of the distruction of Israel would satisfy the Palistinians to start building a civil society for their children and their future?

The blood of dead Palistinians childen is on Hamas’s hands.


Location: NY

Reply # 16

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 8:01 AM EST How miserable

How miserable does Hamas have to make things for the average palistinian to get them to reject and them and elect leaders who will sue for peace.

Israel should promise a disproportional response to any attack ioon its citizens. Firing a missle into Israel should carry an awful price. Proportionality and deterance are contradictory concepts.

Make it so painful that they will think twice the next time, better yet make it so painful that their own people reject Hamas.


Location: NC

Reply # 17

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 8:07 AM EST Subject: The joke is on……

the Muslims who want to become martyrs. Those 72 virgins? They will always be virgins! LMAO!

Meanwhile, back in Gaza, Hamas and their supporters are conducting a religious war. The territory doesn’t matter at all, except as a red herring to confuse the idiot “international community.” If the Israelis swapped all of Israel for the Gaza strip and moved all Israelis there, nothing would change. Appeasement will not solve the problem!

Let’s examine disproportionate response. If a hive of killer bees infested your town and only occasionaly stung a person to death, proportionate response would mean that you would kill a bee or two every time they did that.

The disproportionate response is to kill all the bees. Negotiating with the bees would not resolve the problem–that is what killer bees do and they don’t respect proportionate response. And the outcries from “greens” who live in other towns would be just as irrational as the bleatings of the “international community” are vis a vis Israel/Hamas.

Problem solved!


Location: AR

Reply # 18

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 8:34 AM EST Going it alone

Israel has no friends in the global community.

She must do what it necessary. If I were in charge, there would be no Palestinean State, either in Gaza or the Golan. I know it is not politically correct to say this however if even one rocket was fired into the US from either Canada or Mexico, we would retaliate big time.

If any other nation had this problem they would, with the backing of the world community retaliate.

I just hope, Israel has the fortitude and munitions to completely remove Hamas from the world and then Huzbulla would be next.

This whole continuing debacle was the result of Sin on Abraham’s part when he laid with his wife Sarah’s handmaiden. The result was an donkey of a man, forefather of the Arab.

If the Arabs remove Israel from the face of the earth, the USA is next. Islam is the enemy of the free world. Our political correctness will be our downfall.


Location: NY

Reply # 19

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 8:34 AM EST Subject: Screw Hamas

The “International Community” is a joke and full of hypocrisy and double standards. Israel should, once and for all, go on a full fledged offensive and not stop until every last Hamas member is dead and every supporter in prison.

The Palestinians who support Hamas have shown they do not want peace. Israel is not the evil or anti-Arab nation the so called “International Community” makes them out to be. Israel has a sizable portion of its population that are known as Israeli-Arabs. The Israeli-Arabs have the same rights as any other Israeli citizen and are quite proud of their citizenship. In fact, they are the envy of other Arabs.

If the Palestinians desired peace and prosperity, they just need to lay down their weapons and work with Israel. Israel would surely welcome such a move. However, since many Palestinians continue to maintain a claim on Israeli land they contend was taken from them when Israel was created, the odds of this happening any time soon are slim to none. What a shame.


Di Oppreso Liber


Location: AR

Reply # 20

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 8:42 AM EST A majority

of the Palestinians voted for Hamaz. They are not innocent. Misguided maybe from all the propaganda and brain washing from childhood. Hatred for Israel, and by the way, the western world is ingrained in the followers of Islam.

Israel needs the help and backing of the Christian people. Tell your senator, congressman/woman that you are backing Israel and they should too.

Catfish Keith


Reply # 21

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 8:45 AM EST Subject: Warsaw Ghetto

Israel has removed its illegal colony from Gaza, however, it has repositioned its military on the edges and turned Gaza into the world’s largest outdoor prison. If one can’t leave, its a prison.

Now its the Warsaw Ghetto.Who wouldn’t fight back after 40 years of opression, occupation and extreme poverty caused by Israel?

Would the founding fathers of America be so craven?


Location: AZ

Reply # 22

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 8:47 AM EST When Palestinians love their children,

more than they hate Jews, there can be peace. Not going to happen soon, I bet.

With the sick, twisted new History text books issued to Hamas run schools in Gaza and the West Bank last month, their intent is to raise all their kids to HATE Jews and prepare for martyrdom in the Holy War against infidels, pigs and dogs. That would be US, people.

What hope for peace is there when the Palestinian children’s Saturday TV cartoon equivalent of Micky Mouse was shown being beaten to death by an Israeli, galvanizing little children into this culture of violence and death.

I heard someone talking the other day that looking at Ireland gave him hope for the ME. Irish women “cut off” their men until they sat down at the peace table, thereby ending decades of fighting. This is a false hope and won’t happen with Palestinian women as nobody wants to have sex with them. Their men lust for fair skinned, infidel woman of European descent and having none, fantasize all their 72 virgins will be blued eyed blonds.

I propose we send all of the ditzy blond dhimmicrats who support the Palestinian cause to Gaza and the West Bank to distract the cruel, pitiless murderers from their aims.

For Gawd’s sake, get Cynthia McKinney out of there!!! She’s uglier and has a bigger mouth than Palestinian women.


Location: SC

Reply # 23

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 8:53 AM EST Subject: Right On Mona

“Disproportionate Responce” What a joke!!

Israel has every right to defend itself, even it means wiping Gaza off the map. Yes..the the people of Gaza voted Hamas in power. That was a sad day for them. Now the people must remove Hamas from power. And only the people can do this. Israel provides more to the Palestinian people than Hamas has. Electricity, food, basic medical needs, money. I say Israel should cut them off completely, May then the Palestinian people will take over their country, and want to live in Peace

Old Mudgie

Location: MI

Reply # 24

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 8:56 AM EST Jimmy Dhimmi Carter- Traitor Disgrace ic=18078

We cry out in pain as America and the world surrenders to Muhammad’s Muslim Murderers.


Location: MI

Reply # 25

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 9:00 AM EST Subject: Anti-americanism is the key

IMO much of the anti-Israeli sentiment in the world (including the american Left) is left over from the Cold War. During the Cold War, the world split into two camps, one of which despised capitalism, the US, and democracy (although they would never admit this last one; how many communist regimes did we see claim they were actually democratic states?). So…since Israel was aligned with the US, a way for the Left to get at the US was to condemn Israel.

Although communism is utterly discredited, the old anti-US sentiment still exists. And that sentiment, combined with age-old Jew hate (disguised as anti-zionism and “compassion” for the palestinians) drives much of what we see in the middle east.


Location: NY

Reply # 26

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 9:03 AM EST It’s everywhere!

I got a little news bulletin from a charity that does humanitarian relief all over the world, including in Gaza. Although it was not overtly political, it did say that there should be an immediate cease-fire and deplored the terrible conditions in Gaza. I wrote back telling them that I hoped they had sent their request directly to Hamas, because Hamas was completely responsible for the current situation, including the continuous breaking of the cease-fire themselves.

It will be interesting to see what kind of a response I get.


Location: UT

Reply # 27

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 9:13 AM EST Subject: Pssst, Hey, Catfish Keith

DUDE, I’m freaking out here. I need a fix REALLY BAD!!

Can you do a brother a favor and send me some of that stuff you’re smoking?

I Want to kill all of my brain cells too.


Location: IL

Reply # 28

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 9:16 AM EST Hamas Is In Love With Death

Hamas is in love with death so much that they are willing to put their community in danger. Hamas don’t care about this world, maybe they care so much about the next world, if there is a next world. Why is that, I don’t know?

It is sad that the international community are blaming Israel for the conflict between them and Hamas, like both Hamas and the ‘so-call international community community’ want either Israel to be destroyed or force the Jews in Israel to renounce their religious faith and convert to either the Christian or Muslim faith. However the Jews in Israel still might be destroy if they only convert to Christianity, since the’so-called international community’demonize the Christian faith as well of the Jewish faith. In the Hamas world only Islam is the true religion.

If the Palestianian ever want to have a state of their own they need to renounce their philosophy that death trimuph life, and embrace life is more important than death.


Location: SC

Reply # 29

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 9:22 AM EST Subject: Jimmy Carter for president of Hamas

With his strong hand of decency he should lead them to peaceful righteous freedom. Never has there been such a selfless man. Oh wait a minute I forgot his entire foundation is paid for by the Arabs. Well, maybe Bill Clinton can do it. Oh wait, his foundation is paid for by Dubai. I can’t wait to see his declaration of the poor Hamas tragedy. But never fear people the messiah will be in office soon. We should have a pool to see which Arab country pays for his library. And we wonder why there isn’t international outcry for Israel.

Doc Liberty

Location: VA

Reply # 30

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 9:23 AM EST Catfish Keith, Hamas Propagandist

CK types, “however, it has repositioned its military on the edges and turned Gaza into the world’s largest outdoor prison. If one can’t leave, its a prison.”

Gaza shares a border with Egypt. The “oppressed” can leave any time they want — and if they can’t, it’s not Israel’s fault.

Lies and death, the only things produced by Islamo-fascists and their useful idiots.


Location: NY

Reply # 31

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 9:29 AM EST Subject: Catfish Keith

Gaza is a cesspool precisely because rather than creating a peaceful society after Israel unilaterally withdrew it instead saw that action as weakness and elected Hamas who has never accepted the Peace Process.

At Oslo. Isreal attempted to provide the Palistinians with home rule but each time they did so the Palistinians used the opportunity to molest Isreal further.

The deal brokered by Clinton would have given the Palistinians their own state and lots of financial aid and they rejected it. Why, because they were not prepared to make Peace.

It would have meant rejecting their ultimate designs on retaking all of the lands that are now Israel. Araft did not make peace because he knew it would not have been accepted by his own Fatah movement. He would have been assinated.

As to the horrible conditions that the Palistinians live under. Those refugee camps are not run by Israel but by the UN and during the years that the lands were held by Arabs from 1948 till 1967 the arabs did not resettle their own brothers and sisters.

Every time they had a chance to choose peace over war they chose war, every time they had an opportunity to use the vast amounts of aid to help build their society they choose to divert those resources to avenge an historical wrong.

Many Arab lands have enthic monirities who are treated like dirt and if they dared to do what the Palisinians have done they would have been slaughtered without a peep from the international community and the American Left.

If the Palistinians want to end their own suffer all they did do is sue for peace and demonstrated a willingness to control their own radical elements within their society.

In other words act civilized. You would be amazed what Israel and the rest of the international community would give them to end this sickening cycle of war and tragedy.

I am waiting for an anti-war anti Racism rally that feature Hamas as the object of protest. Palistinians make peace.


Location: NC

Reply # 32

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 9:31 AM EST Bill…..

Di Oppreso Liber!

Nam 65-66, 68-69. A tm CO, B tm S3, SOG 2nd tour.

Thank you for your service!

Catfish Keith


Reply # 33

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 9:40 AM EST Subject: USMC UT

hey Marine, if I lived in Utah, I also need something to smoke. I suggest you do as President Carter suggested and go to Gaza and see for yourself.

Don’t blame it just on Hamas as Israel’s rightwigners created the need for Hamas as well as Hezbollah.

Until Obama can break the death grip AIPAC has on our elected politicans and middle east policy, the situation will only get worse. Have you read what Marine Gen. Zinni said about this issue?


Location: NY

Reply # 34

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 9:42 AM EST Little know facts

The palisinians never had a state prior to 1948

The orginial UN resolution called for a jewish and palistinian state. The Arabs rejected that and declared war.

The awful refugee camps are run by the UN not Israel. Between 1948 and 1967 when Isreal took control of the west bank and Gaza the arab nations did nothing to aid or help in the resettlment of their arab brothers. Palisinians cannot get passports to travel to other arab lands. No one wants them. Arab nations have regularly opppressed and killed etino minorities within their borders without a peep from the international community or the American Left. (We are taking genocide.)

That standard of living for Palistinians is not great but neigher is it great in much of the arab lands in spite of all of the oil revenues.

Aside from pumping oil what do arab countries make or invent. Nothing. Their sociaties are stagnent. Isreal invents things.

The Palistinians are one big welfare state. Arabs in Israel are productive and have one of the higest standard of living in the arab world. Palistinians are mostly unemployed and depend on aid from the west to sustain them.

In other world they are one big welfare state and like everyone on welfare have an entitlement mentality.

Wrat Wrangler

Location: NY

Reply # 35

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 9:45 AM EST Subject: The narrow window of opportunity.

Israel HAS to strike as hard as they can in the first few days before the inevitable outcry from the “international community” is hear all over the globe.

We have to many invertebrates in office here who will wilt at the sound of France and Brazil condemning Israel and vote to reduce aid to Israel if they actually succeed.


NRA Life Member

Soli Deo Gloria!!


Location: VA

Reply # 36

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 9:55 AM EST Jimmy Carter’s Hatred

Carter was driven around the bend by America’s rejection of him as president. Since then he has colluded with our enemies in an effort to pay us back for that rejection. If you are seeking a reasonable position on almost any subject look to where Carter stands and accept the opposite.


Location: WI

Reply # 37

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 9:55 AM EST Subject: Destroy Hamas

Isreal needs to learn what Generals Grant, Patton, Eisenhower, and et el learned. You have to destroy the enemy army and then you can have peace on your terms.


Location: CA

Reply # 38

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 9:59 AM EST All After Oil

All these countries sit comfortably without rockets fired upon their citizens. As a test, Hamas should be outfitted and sent to fire rockets on each consenting country and see what there frothing opinions would be then. They want to appease the oil countries. Soon, if the politicians are willing, there will be alternate fuels and no more arming of terrorists.


Location: UT

Reply # 39

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 10:00 AM EST Subject: The irony

>Hamas, with Iran’s backing, is committed to Israel’s violent destruction.<

The oft-praised democratically elected government of Iraq, led by the Shiite DAWA and SIIC(formerly SCIRI) parties concurs with Iran in its policy towards Israel, as do most of the Sunni political parties.

Only the KRG(Kurdistan Regional Government) recognizes Israel’s right to exist, not suprising since Israel has assisted the Kurds for decades in its conflicts with Baghdad and Tehran.

It’s ironic the support the US has provided for Israel while for the most part ignoring the plight of the Kurds, who even today are being oppressed in several nations(Turkey, Iran and Syria in particular) and are subjected to aerial and artillery bombings in their own semi-autonomous enclave within Iraq.


Location: TX

Reply # 40

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 10:04 AM EST International community

It’s become distinctly apparent how Hamas uses the poor people of Palestine for their own political gain. If Hamas was serious about governing, then they would be finding a way for peace, instead of finding ways for war.


Location: MA

Reply # 41

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 10:17 AM EST Subject: Of Course Israel Should..

retaliate with every means possible. I just wish Thatcher had had the nerve to carry out such retaliatory actions against the IRA, including air raids and ground force incursion if necessary, during their terror campaign. We might actually have peace in Ireland now had the subhuman terrorists and their supporters both in Ireland and abroad been eradicated.


Location: MI

Reply # 42

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 10:33 AM EST Remember

those lovely greenhouses the Israelis left behind in Gaza? They would have provided jobs and produce for the Palestinians to help make life easier. What happened to them? They are all destroyed of course because Hamas and those who voted for them have only one goal…to destroy Israel not to build a properous country which would have been possible with all the international funds sent to them.

Have you ever thought what it is like to live in a small country surrounded by people who hate your guts and wish you were dead????


Location: MO

Reply # 43

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 10:49 AM EST Subject: TruLib

I totally agree with you about Jimmy Carter. It is quite clear to me that Carter is a bitter old man – and that the spanking he got in the 1980 presidential election from the American people is the root of that bitterness. There’s no doubt in my mind that his activities in the international arena are born out of a burning desire to prove to the American people what boobs they were to have rejected him in 1980 – especially for RONALD REAGAN (GASP) – and therefore how unworthy they were to begin with for someone as superior to them as he.

So, therefore, he cavorts with America’s enemies, who give him – at least on the surface – the ego-stroking he so needs. Of course, to America’s enemies, Carter is nothing more to them than a “useful idiot” – but Carter is too blinded by his vengeance against America to see that.


Location: MO

Reply # 44

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 10:50 AM EST Actually

All the problems we have in the middle east are from peanut brain Carter. He screwed up Iran and his anti-semitism has prolonged the Palestinian mess. Now we have his student as POTUS. Pray hard people, pray very hard, oh, and by the way keep your weapons handy and in good working order cause God helps those that help themselves.


Location: VA

Reply # 45

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 11:04 AM EST Subject: “International Community Hypocrisy”

The utter hypocrisy and sanctimoniousness of the “international community” against Israel is nothing short of sickening. Israel has absolutely every right to defend itself and retaliate against Hamas, Hezbollah, or anything other terrorist group that attacks them. These terrorist killers think they can only hide behind their “international community”-sanction sense of victimhood; fortunately, Isreal doesn’t need the EU’s permission to defend itself. I wouldn’t shed a tear if Isreal wiped out Hamas completely, while telling the “international community” exactly where to stick their anti-Israeli condemations.


Location: UT

Reply # 46

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 11:05 AM EST America’s enemies

>So, therefore, he[Carter] cavorts with America’s enemies<

This is a very telling statement, though unintentionally.

The Palestinians, the Syrians, Hamas, Hezbollah are not America’s enemies. They are Israel’s enemies.

That’s not to say that we shouldn’t support Israel is in its fight against its enemies in some capacities, but neither should we let AIPAC and similar organizations dictate who is and who is not an enemy.


Location: FL

Reply # 47

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 11:12 AM EST Subject: Time for some honesty

And I just read that we are ‘aiding’ the Palestinians with another $85 million dollars. When are we gonna stand up and tell it like it is- the Palestinians do not want peace so it wont happen until they change their fundamentals and STOP sending them our money until they do?


Location: MO

Reply # 48

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 11:23 AM EST Pancho

The Palestinians, Hamas, Hezbollah, etc. aren’t America’s enemies, huh?

I guess you must have missed the footage of Palestinians dancing in their streets and passing out candies to each other in celebration of the 9/11 terrorist attack. What would YOU, sir, call people who respond to the mass murder of Americans on our soil in such a manner? FRIENDS?

And Syria has been directly abetting the insurgents America has been fighting in Iraq – especially allowing them free transit through Syria into Iraq. You don’t call such a nation an enemy of America?

And tell Fox News’ Steve Centanni about Hamas’ benevolence toward Americans.

The Palestinians, Hamas, Hezbollah, Syria, et al have no more love for America than they do for Israel – and never would even if Israel ceased to exist tomorrow. They wish America just as much ill as they do Israel. Also, in case you’ve forgotten, Robert Kennedy’s assassin was a PALESTINIAN!


Location: NV

Reply # 49

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 11:28 AM EST Subject: International Community defined:

There is a clear definition that should be applied to the “so-called international community.” From this point forward, this self-proclaimed august body should be referred to by its rightful description of “ignorant liberal sops.”

When rational people look at the radical and violent goals of Islam, they see a threat to our civilization, our culture and our very lives. When the “ignorant liberal sops” look at radical Islam, they see victims that need to be coddled.

Mark Steyn wrote today of a Palestinian woman, who after receiving life saving medical treatment at an Israeli hospital, returned in her healthy state as a suicide bomber to repay the kindness she was shown. I guess you could say she was the victim of benevolent circumstances.

Such fanaticism is not borne of victim status, it is insane hate. It is this hate and determination to ruthlessly kill all Jews that the Israelis face daily and yet are warned by the “ignorant liberal sops” to engage with restraint and humanitarian respect. They aren’t just ignorant sops, they are totally useless.

Tea Party

Location: WI

Reply # 50

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 11:35 AM EST And

to think that American patriots have to go on patrol in a boat named for this old stinker, Jimmy Peanutbrain Carter, the nice old guy that gave away the Panama Canal now controlled by his friends and our enemies, China. We really need to rethink our attitude towards Benedict Arnold.

Those peaceniks demanding Israel commit slow suicide in the name of peace and justice are spitting in the wind. Israel will prevail, I’m

a bible believing Christian and it’s predicts the world will turn against Israel and she will stand alone amid her enemies and they, not Israel will be destroyed. I’m afraid that with this O we soon will have as POTUS (ARRRRRGH!!!)

we will also turn on her, or at least be so

demoralized and weakened by his and his cabals policies we cannot do anything bu weakly protest when the nations attack Israel. There are some bible scholars who are saying we will be seeing Ezekial 38 fulfilled.


Location: AL

Reply # 51

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 11:36 AM EST Subject: International weakness

The best allie to the US is Isreal. Isreal will stand up with the US Europe will turn her back. Watching dateline London today only one person stoodup for Isreal, the French and British were condeming Isreal big time. The European is not and have not been our allies. The UN is a guttness organizantion run by Russia, and China. Russia is sending its weapons all over the world to whoever hates the US and they have UN veto authority. Russia is the reason Iran is getting nukes but no one will say it loud. Obama has a lawyer mentality he thinks he can make anyone think the same as himself, if he do not have this he would be a bad lawyer. Hamas only wants to kill jews how can you talk to them.Screw the International community they are good for nothing but weakness. Stand with Isreal America.


Location: FL

Reply # 52

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 12:01 PM EST “Innocent Civilians” ???

Aren’t these the same people who on 9/11/2001 were jubilantly dancing in the streets ?

“Palestinian” is just another word to describe miscellaneous unwanted arabs. “palestinians” have never been a cohesive “people”, country or anything, it’s an invention of arabs in resistance to the foundation of Israel.

In WWII – in the Balkans, there were over 20.000 arab muslims part of three SS divisions, you never even hear about that anymore.

Let Israel do the necessary job once and for all. You want peace ? Then Hamas must be utterly destroyed.


Location: UT

Reply # 53

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 12:08 PM EST Subject: Standshisground

I’m of the opinion you have a distorted view of what constitutes an “enemy” of this country. Nations and organizations may not necessarily be our friends, but that doesn’t make them our enemies either.

For example, as was well documented yesterday in Michelle Malkin’s column by numerous posters, illegal immigrants from Mexico enter this country on a daily basis, and not all of them are here to pick lettuce, flip burgers, pound nails or make beds. Many of them come here to sell drugs and commit other heinous crimes.

So, is Mexico an enemy? Mexicans, most would agree, have a much more negative effect on this country than Palestinians. The same could be said for violent gangs that invade our country from El Salvador and Honduras(M-13).

Somalia allows pirates to disrupt vital shipping lanes in the Gulf of Aden, a much more serious effect on this nation’s commerce than anything generated from Palestine.

You have no evidence to support that Syria is directly abetting insurgents fighting in Iraq. They may not be doing all we’d like to patrol the border, but of course that’s not directly abetting. It’s estimated that a million Iraqis are in Syria as refugees, many of them Christians.

The Robert Kennedy assassination is an absurd argument. A South Korean murdered scores on the Virginia Tech campus a while back. Does that make South Korea one of our enemies?

Ura Melloni

Location: CO

Reply # 54

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 12:21 PM EST Pancho

I would say your logic is disturbingly screwed up, but then I’d be admitting it is logic. God watches over fools and children…


Location: MI

Reply # 55

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 12:26 PM EST Subject: Barack and Barak

It’s going to be interesting to hear Obama’s comments on this when he speaks up. Will he stand with our ally Israel, or will he cave to the “international community”?

In the meantime, I hope Israel stays the course, rejects the “international community’s” call for a cease fire, and gives Hamas the thorough thrashing they so richly deserve.


Location: SC

Reply # 56

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 12:36 PM EST Pancho

Pancho, I feel bad for you. You clearly have been hurt at some point in your life. Maybe some young jewish kid beat you in something or had something you wanted as a kid. But as with your correct point about a korean kid killing others at VTech doesn’t make south korea our enemy, being hurt by a jewish kid when you were young doesn’t make them our enemy either. You need to spend a little more time questioning your motives with Israel. Your comments smell of Nazi rhetoric. Try not to scapegoat the Jews. Its been done over and over again throughout history. So your position is not original nor is it valid. It is in fact divisive. Please for your sake and ours spend some time with soul searching and find God not anger.


Location: TN

Reply # 57

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 12:37 PM EST Subject: Fairness

There is no fairness in the “international community.” If there is such a thing, it is completely illogical, irrational and anti-fairness. The Palestinians have never had any territory. The West Bank was under Jordan, Gaza was under Egypt and the Golan Heights were under Syria. Prior to World War I that area was under the Ottoman Empire. The last time that area was held by locals was during the time of David and Solomon if the story in the Bible is historically correct. So that land was the Jewish.

Anti-Semitism (actually anti-Jewism-Arabs are also Semites) is still alive and well in countries that should know better and should still feel guilty about how the Jews were treated throughout history. Why is there so much sympathy for terrorists who routinely kill women and children and even plan to their own women and children to be killed in order to benefit in public relations and propaganda.

I am not a Jew-I belong to the United Methodist Church, but I believe in facts and justice and fair play.

The “International Community” and many in the U.S. want Israel to commit suicide. As for the UN, it is worse than useless.

Donald W. Bales

Ura Melloni

Location: CO

Reply # 58

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 12:43 PM EST Robert

Good post. Unfortunately, knowledge of history is either sorely lacking, or revised with an extreme bias by the left. Paunch never had a chance…


Location: MO

Reply # 59

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 12:44 PM EST Subject: Pancho

I have read many accounts during the time American troops have been in Iraq of our forces capturing foreign fighters with travel documents clearly showing they transited to Iraq through Syria. Given that the Syria government, as a dictatorship, rigidly controls everything, including who can enter and leave the country, are you actually going to tell me that this government DIDN’T abet, or even know about, this transit pipeline for foreign fighters between Syria and Iraq? Maybe YOU don’t mind being a dupe – but don’t ask ME to be one. Also, sir, Syria during the regime of Hafez Assad directly aided an insurgency within Turkey for years, support which ended only after Turkey threatened war if it continued.

And regarding the Palestinians: well, the camera doesn’t lie, sir. The images of the celebration of Palestinians reacting to the news of 9/11 are part of the historical record. When I saw that: well, what conclusion do you EXPECT me to draw about how Palestinians REALLY feel towards America? Like so many liberals, you take the attitude, “Who are you going to believe: me or your lying eyes?” Well, regarding whether the Palestinians are America’s enemies or not, I’ll believe my “lying eyes” before I’ll ever believe LYING LIBERALS!

Here’s an illustrative question: if Syria, Hamas, Hezbollah, etc. had the opportunity to abet the transport of, say, 3 terrorist nukes to America that would be detonated in American cities (during the Obama Administration, that is), do you think any of those parties would DECLINE to be a participant in such a work? I think any and all of them would GLADLY abet such a plot. Yes, I know how you’d counter that argument: that it would be crazy for any of these entities to openly court an all-out war with America. But I believe they would believe that Obama (hence the caveat that it happened during his presidency) wouldn’t have the cojones to take such action against a party in the Muslim world.


Location: TX

Reply # 60

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 12:47 PM EST International communities

A son of one of Hamas’s leaders will be on FOX news tonight to talk about Hamas. He has a death penalty(sentence) imposed by Hamas and Al Qaeda–without even a trail–nice people- those Hamas!


Location: TX

Reply # 61

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 12:53 PM EST Subject: desire to die

Then why the hell do they gripe when their people die?

If death is what you desire then so be it.

Hamas is a bunch of ignorant, violent cowardly “men”.

Anyone who supports them is just as cowardly.

And an enemy of the US.


Location: NH

Reply # 62

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 1:03 PM EST Identification

I notice that there is no location shown for “Catfish Keith,” and thus I conclude that he is actually that “Real Nowhere Man,” that the Beatles sang about.


Location: OK

Reply # 63

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 1:07 PM EST Subject: Doc Liberty

writes, “Gaza shares a border with Egypt. The “oppressed” can leave any time they want — and if they can’t, it’s not Israel’s fault.”

Not quite correct. One of the very first things Egypt did when Israel was created was to build a very large wall to keep the Palestinians out of Egypt. Not very neighborly you might think but, that was back when borders meant something. It is somewhat porous. Weapons flow through to the Palestinians but, Palestinians cannot flow through into Egypt. That is the way Egypt, Syria, and Iran want it. Jordan used to but they are a little more moderate. Catfish Keith’s analogy of a prison is correct except Israel is the outdoor prison surrounded by the terrorist armies of the Arab world. Also, smoking weed does not kill brain cells. Huffing paint or other chemicals certainly does. Perhaps a better explanation.


Location: TX

Reply # 64

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 1:08 PM EST Tea Party

Please explain to me what is wrong with the screwball liberal Jews in this Country who vote for those who would hand Isreal over to those rat arabs tomorrow?

Like one columnist said where is the outrage that these cowards shot a 6 month pregnant Jewish woman at point blank range.

To hell with the Arabs and to hell with our media.

And to the Arabs who were bumped from the flight go straight to hell.

Those TSA morons strip searched my six year old son. Kiss my a#S is what I have to say to them.

Their own SCUM caused all of this. Go back where you came from and shame on the airlines for apologizing.


Location: OK

Reply # 65

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 1:12 PM EST Subject: Catfish Keith

writes, “Don’t blame it just on Hamas as Israel’s rightwigners created the need for Hamas as well as Hezbollah.”

Very astute observation. Yes, the right wingers of Israel and their desire to live creates the need for terrorist organizations willing to deny them that right. Religious freedom requires that we accept their desire to kill all infidels as a legitimate religious expression. Huff some more.


Location: MA

Reply # 66

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 1:20 PM EST I Cannot Comprehend…

…how anyone could criticize Israel in any action they carry out. They are an ally of the US and therefore on the side of right. The US is the most benevolent nation in history and has only ever acted in the interests of mankind. Israel as their only real ally in the moral cesspool that is the ME can surely only be seen in the same light.


Location: MO

Reply # 67

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 1:38 PM EST Subject: kt

I have no more sympathy for those Muslims who were put off that AirTran flight than you do. All the rest of us have to put up with the idiocy that our government now apparently treats EVERYONE, regardless of age, ancestry, national origin, etc. as a would-be terrorist (even DEMOCRATS, like Al Gore and William Dingell, both of whom have been subjected to ridiculous security searches at airports post 9/11), so I say, why should MUSLIMS be exempt from this as well? It was a group of MUSLIMS who were responsible for bringing about this state of affairs, so let other Muslims live with the fruits of their fellows’ handiwork.

And if this Muslim family feels their faith is being disrespected in America: well, last I knew, no one is holding a gun to their heads and FORCING them to stay here. There are places in the world they can go where they WON’T feel stigmatized sporting Muslim garb. Of course, they’ll have practically no OTHER freedoms, but hey, can’t have everything, right?

How many Muslims in Dearborn, Michigan do you think want to return to the lands of their ancestry? You could probably count them on the fingers of both hands.


Location: TN

Reply # 68

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 1:49 PM EST An opportunity

Although she makes valid points, it’s hard to take Mona seriously when she plays the silly “condemn and denounce” game.

Nations don’t condemn Hamas for the same reason adults don’t condemn youngsters for childish temper tantrums — it’s what immature people do. In the same way, terrorism is what terrorists do. Condemning their behavior is useless. You punish, you correct and you try to steer them toward more productive alternatives.

Israel is already administering an overdue and justified spanking to Hamas. Yet it has to be careful that it does not overreact since that would be counterproductive to its long term goal of peace. The last thing it wants to do is cause sympathy for Hamas. By all reports, it has done an admirable job of targeting Hamas targets while trying to avoid collateral civilian damage. It has only helped its case by doing so.

The best evidence is the reaction from more moderate Arab capitals. Rather than coming to Hamas’ defense, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and others are plainly saying that Hamas provoked this situation. It’s a stunning change from the past, when solidarity with the Palestinian cause would have caused these same governments to condemn Israel.

There appears to be a growing realization among moderate Arab governments that knee-jerk support of radical Palestinians is not producing results. Not only is it making life worse for average Palestinians but it is also emboldening the same radicals that often threaten their own governments. They are starting to seek another way.

This growing attitude among those who previously supported Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and other terrorist groups will provide an opening for the Obama administration’s diplomatic efforts. It is a chance for us to encourage the moderates while putting more pressure on extremists. I hope they are wise enough to take advantage of the situation.


Location: OK

Reply # 69

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 1:53 PM EST Subject: Catfish Keith

Now that you have come to the conclusion that Hamas and Hezbollah were ‘created’ as a response to the ‘need’ to eliminate the existence of Israel and primarily its inhabitants, think about who might have a motive to do such a thing. What is the motivation behind it?


Location: IL

Reply # 70

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 2:06 PM EST Going it alone?

Jim said if Mexico fired one rocket at the US we would attack them. Not true. Mexican army regularly crosses the border, we do nothing. Mexican drug lords have taken over entire cities and counties in the US. Mexican people are stealing our social security, our welfare, etc… The west allows foreign countries to bully us around all the time. Look at the Somali pirates and the muslim “youth” in France. Because of no governing legal authority we allow the pirates to continue on. We should capture them and hang them immediately without jail and without a trial. If Israel accepts a cease fire before finishing off Hamas then they lose. Forget the Intl communtyists. They want Israel gone just as much as Hamas does.


Location: OK

Reply # 71

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 2:07 PM EST Subject: Nice post Ken

It really becomes clearer every day what the true stakes are in this battle. Who the protagonists are and have always been. Modern technology such as the internet allows us to know about the textbooks, the cartoon shows, etc., that years ago would have went unknown thanks to our media filters. It is an opportunity that should not be squandered.

I really wish I knew what was actually passing between the synapses of Obama’s brain when he made that statement about siding with the Muslims.


Location: LA

Reply # 72

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 2:29 PM EST Hamas’s human shields

Moreover, the Palestinian civilians willing and eager to be used as shields and to help the rocket lobbers avoid detection. Rather than trying to stop the violence, the putative civil authorities applaud and encourage it. Of course, the so-called “Palestinians” showed where their sympathies and loyalties lie by voting Hamas into power (over a marginally less psychotic Fatah). If the residents of Gaza (leaving aside the children, who are too young to be morally culpable) wanted to stop the Israeli bombing, all they would have to do is start helping to root out the terrorists, rather than giving them aid and comfort and willingly offering themselves as “innocent” martyrs for the cause.


Location: TN

Reply # 73

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 2:35 PM EST Subject: Hitchhiker

Thanks. You are correct that the stakes are clear. It is whether the Muslim world will join the 21st century. There are those who recognize it must, but there are also many who insist that the only way to restore Arab pride and prestige is to return to the 7th century.

The logic of that second position has always escaped me, as has the American tendency to inadvertently help them so much over the past 30 years.

As for Obama’s synapses, perhaps you have only read the out of context version of that quotation, which was often used to “prove” that he was either a Muslim or anti-American during the campaign. The full quote from his book was:

“In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

What I took away from that quote was that he recognized that these Americans were feeling insecure due to ethnic prejudice against them following 9/11. I think he was saying he would defend them as Americans if those prejudiced against them took things in an ugly direction, as we unfortunately saw immediately after 9/11 in some cases.


Location: TN

Reply # 74

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 2:38 PM EST Hitchhiker

Thanks. You are correct that the stakes are clear. It is whether the Muslim world will join the 21st century. There are those who recognize it must, but there are also many who insist that the only way to restore Arab pride and prestige is to return to the 7th century.

The logic of that second position has always escaped me, as has the American tendency to inadvertently help them so much over the past 30 years.

As for Obama’s synapses, perhaps you have only read the out of context version of that quotation, which was often used to “prove” that he was either a Muslim or anti-American during the campaign. The full quote from his book was:

“In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

What I took away from that quote was that he recognized that these Americans were feeling insecure due to ethnic prejudice against them following 9/11. I think he was saying he would defend them as Americans if those prejudiced against them took things in an ugly direction, as we unfortunately saw immediately after 9/11 in some cases.


Location: GA

Reply # 75

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 2:49 PM EST Subject: Thank the Media for the Carnage

Excellent point, the IC is partially to blame, but the real culprit is the international mainstream media. Just as in America, they make up narratives to support their biases. They don’t care what the truth is, or who gets hurt by their lies and shaded perspective.

The only positive development is that the MSM’s narratives have become so boringly predictable that the major papers and networks are not worth paying attention too anymore. They are going broke as a result.

Without reading the story, we already know the good guys and bad guys. Given any particular situation, the narrative’s been established before the facts are presented. For example:

– Sarah Palin = White trash airhead

– Joe Biden = Scrappy middle class defender; Sage foreign policy expert

– Caroline Kennedy = Deserving of a senate seat because she’s cool and a Kennedy

– Right to lifers = Deranged, murderous hordes

– Gay activists = besieged, oppressed minority, fighting for their rights

– Palestinian terrorists = besieged, oppressed freedom fighters, fighting for their dignity

– Israelis = depraved, murderous hordes

Press bias consistently overemphasizes misrepresents the positions, intentions and character of conservatives and fails to hold liberals accountable for their mistakes, misrepresentations and vulgar actions. As a result, the country, the public and the media all lose. Without unbiased, objective reporting, there can’t be an informed public, a secure world or an honest government.


Location: VA

Reply # 76

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 3:12 PM EST aint seen nothin yet

Israel may have had their limit of Hamas and any other NGO who wants to play war games. Blood has been spilt on those sands for as long as humans have knowledge of war itself. Should Israel mean what it says and says what it means, the American people will back the Jewish people and do whatever it takes to rid the planet of radical Islam. May the ending start there, may it finish there. The UAE Arabs can deal with Iran and win. Syria needs to pick their side now.

For all those who still wonder which way Obama will go – be prepared to pay the price in the direction that you THINK he wont go. Be prepared to send your sons and daughters for the final Crusade. At the end of it, all of your questions about Obama and his loyalty will be answered. I know which way he will go – it is you, the so called Conservative, that I am worried about. Meaning – can you make the stand in front the loud angry wave of outcry against another war right in the middle of the Middle East. This is what radical Islam is wanting. This is what the bait looks like. Biden was right – eat your words conservative wannabes- Obama will be tested and by association- so will you.


Location: OK

Reply # 77

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 3:14 PM EST Subject: Ken

Thanks for the full quote. I would take away the same impression as you. I still don’t much like the guy and especially his commitment to the global warming shenanigans. He is in a unique position with regard to his ethnicity and background to make an impact in foreign affairs. However, I question both his ideological base and his relative inexperience as limiting factors. The former is probably the bigger concern. He could turn out to have some abilities but, I will remain somewhat pessimistic and hopeful at the same time.


Location: OK

Reply # 78

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 3:24 PM EST TheAtlMac

The impact is certainly huge. Your last sentence sums it up nicely. We have been let down tremendously by the media but, and this is what I love about America, we simply created new channels for information and discarded the old ones. Ya gotta love it.


Location: WI

Reply # 79

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 3:27 PM EST Subject: The solution to the Gaza problem

is to bomb it until the rubble bounces, then annex it and give the Arabs the choice of either becoming law-abiding Israeli citizens, as many other Arabs have, or emigrating to their country of choice. Israel should have annexed all the land that it took in the 1967 six day war and executed Arafat the first time they caught him.


Location: OK

Reply # 80

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 3:35 PM EST No$

I wonder if anything passing for rationality ever passes the synapses of Joe Biden but, I am sure Obama will be tested. That is a given. The question is how and what his response will be. Curiosity killed the cat but, I can’t help being curious about what it will be.

The Principal

Location: PA

Reply # 81

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 4:34 PM EST Subject: What’s disproportionate in retaliation?

When I was a boy my dad told me the story called “Don’t Tease the Alligators.” It seems three little monkeys, knowing the alligator in the water below their tree couldn’t reach them, teased him unmercifully. They ignored mama monkey when she told them, “Don’t tease the alligator.” One day during a flood, the monkeys started teasing again and this time, the water being much higher, the alligator snapped them from their branch and enjoyed a good meal.

Hey, Hamas: You shouldn’t have “teased the alligator!”

Disproportionate, my ***! Go for it, Israel!


Location: CA

Reply # 82

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 4:37 PM EST What we’ve invited in…a MUST watch

Watch this and weep – this happened in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl on Dec. 30, 2008.


Location: CA

Reply # 83

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 5:35 PM EST Subject: What Occupation?

The “Occupation” that Hamas chants about is Israel’s occupation of Israel. Their desire is to see the complete destruction of Israel and they will not change.

Where are all these demonstrators when innocent Israeli citizens are blown up in buses or attacked in restaurants or their homes? The hypocrisy of the world-wide “community” and the gullible worldwide press is staggering. Not a peep can be heard from these self-righteous hypocrites when it is Jews being murdered. But just as soon as Israel has had enough of being bombarded with daily with rockets, they come out of the woodwork. It is appalling.

Any thinking person KNOWS that Hamas and Hezbollah purposely locate their weapons factories in densely populated areas and hide among their very own families, caring not that their own children are put in harm’s way. As long as they can bring shame or embarrassment to Israel, they willingly sacrifice their very own. They know that the gullible press and worldwide “community” will fall for it every time.

It is heart-breaking to see Palestinian children paying for the idiocy and lies of terrorists. And then to see it blamed on Israel. While the gullible world watches and condemns the ones who were victimized in the first place.


Location: CA

Reply # 84

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 6:13 PM EST HOW MUCH INTERNATIONAL





Location: AL

Reply # 85

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 6:36 PM EST Subject: No Condemnation For Terrorists

Of course there is no condemnation for the terrorists. The Europeans and most Americans have become so cowardly, they detest anybody or any country that has conviction and courage. The English are a very sick society. They have allowed radical muslims to enter their country, impose their own rule, and the Brits are scrambling all the time to appease these barbaric thugs. The same goes for France, and the way this country has been going, it will not be long before we do the same.

When somebody attacks you, you have every right to use whatever force is necessary to stop the assault. The very idea that the so called International Community of Socialists, are saying that Israel is not striking back with equal force. Who ever won a war or battle of any sort with a tit for tat response. If you strike me, I will use whatever force necessary to defend myself. If that means killing you to stop your attacks, so be it. This is how fights and wars are fought. What if Cassius Clay had went into the boxing ring with the idea of only punching his opponent with equal force and had not gone for the KO? Nobody would have gone to see a fight like that, and nobody fights and wins wars like that.

It is my aim to encourage every politician I can contact to get the United States out of this mealy mouthed United Nations fiasco. That bunch of hipocrites are nothing but parasites and cowards. They have never done one good thing in this world, and all that we, as a nation, have done is finance this communist bunch of cowards. I pray that Israel will take the entire Gaza strip back, and then tell the terrorists to get out and stay out, lest they be executed. End of story.


Location: LA

Reply # 86

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 7:43 PM EST Jimmy for Prez of Hamas

Jimmy Carter for President/Leader (whatever) of Hamas!

He was so inept and ineffective as POTUS that, if left to do the same to Hamas, he could wind up doing us all a favor. Perhaps, Jimbo could teach the Palestinians how to plant peanuts in the bomb-razed areas.


Location: LA

Reply # 87

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 8:09 PM EST Subject: Elvis! You Are Still In The Building!


Location: CA

Reply # 84

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 6:13 PM EST HOW MUCH INTERNATIONAL




Looks like the two of us have had enough of “internationalism”. I would rather call think of it as “everyone, but the US”.

Europeans are only good at declaring war on each other, which usually means that the US has to go and clean up the mess. The UN is a joke and all one has to do is look at the list of names on the UN’s Commission on Human Rights, which somehow puts countries like China and Kenya in a position of determining “human rights”. Talk about the foxes guarding the henhouse!

Can you believe these international fools are even considering an international currency? Great! I want what’s left of my dollar to be determined by Iceland, Zimbabwe or another country.


Location: TX

Reply # 88

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 8:49 PM EST How quickly our nitwit media “forgets”

11 Isreali Olympic athletes, the plane over Lockerbie, Scotland, American Navy Diver, Rome Airport, US embassy in Kenya, the USS Cole,200+ US Marines in Lebanon and the list goes on.


And worst of all 9/11 !!!!

And a pres who will stand with the filthy muslims.


Location: TX

Reply # 89

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 8:56 PM EST Subject: roadmaster post 66

First you would have to seal their mouths shut because once they started to spew their lib ideology I don’t think even a palestinian terrorist could take it.


Location: CA

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Location: CA

Reply # 91

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 9:10 PM EST Subject: The Muslims are already on record

as saying, “Obama is one of us.” And there are millions of clueless Americans who believe “change” to mean anything they want it to mean. This was a very dangerous campaign tactic, and now it’s time to pay the piper. That is, if we can get Mr. Teleprompter to say anything.


Location: CA

Reply # 92

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 9:14 PM EST DENISE …LA.











Location: VA

Reply # 93

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 9:39 PM EST Subject: IdahoGal – the big happening

Saw the video. Many of those people in the crowd are not Muslim. They are dressed up trouble makers found in many of the demonstrations. This time of year in Ft Lauderdale you will find kids out on break who mix it up just for the heck of it. “Yo dud, see me on Utube! ha ha ha”.

In Richmond, VA we had a demo had sure enough there are VCU kids in there for the lark. Happend in the sixties, happens today. But for real there is an active element of professional Muslim activists who should be watched, and they are being watched. Check your video, you will most certainly see someone who will turn out to be FBI. Happend in the sixties, happening now.


Location: OR

Reply # 94

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 9:52 PM EST The little ones grow up to be big ones.

My heart goes out to the children suffering in this war. That goes for Israeli children and the Muslim children. Israel must continue fighting Muslims because they are insane murderous monsters.

Without a stable political platform, and a sense of Universal Ethical Principles, the Muslims will continue raising mad-dog killer children. This is not only a horror, but a fact of life. There is nothing that Israel, or the rest of the world can do or say, that will stop the insane Muslims from their goal.

Muslims should not be allowed to inhabit any regions in the free world, especially America, unless they sign a loyalty oath to obey our laws, and tear down those filthy mosques of hate and superstition. They either play by our rules or get the hell out. No more Honor Killings, Stoning people, or any other activity counter to civilized behavior.


Location: IL

Reply # 95

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 10:46 PM EST Subject: Hypocricy at its height!

Let’s get the history right. Prior to 1967 Egypt controlled Gaza. Before Egypt, the Brits and the Turks occupied it. There was no outcry for independence by the Palestinian majority living there. But then Egypt ceded their control to the Israelis and the outcry of oppression and demand for independence was heard from Muslims everywhere. Why is that? Israel left Gaza in 2005 and its reward was over 4,000 missile attacks by the “oppressed” people of Gaza. And the international community condemns Israel? What kind of disease lives in the veins of these hypocrites?


Location: FL

Reply # 96

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 11:06 PM EST Palestinian Resistance

The creation of Israel was done by the stealing of Arab Palestinian land to create a “homeland” for European Jews.

Too many Americans are ignorant of the historical record surrounding the creation of Israel and it seems that they prefer to remain ignorant.

The question never arises in their minds as to why the British, the French and other European powers of the early 20th century found it necessary to create a “homeland” for the European Jews.

Maybe a little reading of history would show that the greatest persecutors of Jews were WHITE EUROPEANS. All of those pogroms that took place for CENTURIES were carried out by Christians against the Jews, culminating in Hitler and his demonic program.

So, to assuage their guilty White consciences the Europeans decided to take (seize) land from a powerless Palestinian people and give it to the Jews.

Problem is … the Palestinians want back their land … and they aren’t going to stop until they get it back.

Winston Churchill in 1937, best sums up the White, racist, Western view when he said (with regards to the creation of Israel):

“I do not agree that the dog in a manger has the final right to the manger even though he may have lain there for a very long time. I do not admit that right. I do not admit for instance, that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America or the black people of Australia. I do not admit that a wrong has been done to these people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race, a more worldly wise race to put it that way, has come in and taken their place.”

The Israeli racist treatment of the Palestinians merely confirms the sentiments of the founders and backers of Israel.


Location: VA

Reply # 97

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 11:11 PM EST Subject: American Redneck

Carter has the protection of the Constitution just as you do. Oh and then some. When he goes on these trips the Secret Service goes with him. How cool is that? You didnt think that Carter says or does anything without the State Department knowing or approving did you? Step away from the Dos Equis a minute and think – who is using who?

Carter is risking his life to DO something that no one else in the Bush admin is capable of doing.

Listening without the msm judging.

Flag as Offensive


Location: TX

Reply # 98

Date: Jan 4, 2009 – 1:09 AM EST No$

You need to step away from the bong.

If Carter had his way we would all be muslims.

Carter is an idiot and a traitor.


Location: TX

Reply # 99

Date: Jan 4, 2009 – 1:24 AM EST Subject: Elvis

When they bombed the WTC the first time one of the suspects told them they would be back to finish the job.

Clinton could have finished them but i guess he was to busy trying to find out exactly what it was he was doing with monica.

Because we all know he did not have sex with that woman.


Location: TX

Reply # 100

Date: Jan 4, 2009 – 1:36 AM EST ralph

You are either an arab or a guilty weenie white boy.

I can only hope you spew your BS to a true American white boy.

There are alot of them out there with none of this “guilty white conscience” crap you speak of and we see Hamas and its supporters for what it is.

The kind of “people” who condone shooting a 6 month pregnant woman in the head because she is not a filthy arab.

The kind of “people” who dance in the street because their filthy brethren just flew airplanes into buildings killing innocent people and innocent children because they are not filthy arabs.

So take your filthy arab loving self and go straight to hell.


Location: OR

Reply # 101

Date: Jan 4, 2009 – 2:39 AM EST Subject: You’

Palestine has never been a legitimate country. Palestinians own no territory; and received better treatment from the Jews than they ever have from Arab countries which have left those people as outcasts. When was the last time any oil rich Arabs ever gave anything to Palestinians? The Jews hired them and gave them work; but they bit the hand that feeds them.

kt, Ralph is a propagandist for or from the Islamofascists, leftists. There are many like Ralph, and unfortunately the dog that bred him is in heat again.


Location: NY

Reply # 102

Date: Jan 4, 2009 – 2:59 AM EST Ralph

Your description of the history is not correct and many of the jews who know live in Israel came from Arab Countries where they were treated badly for centuries.

But one thing you did say was accurate. The Palistinians do not want peace, they want to conquest. Whatever historical claims they mat have they are the modern day aggressors they are suffering because of that aggression. They will continue to live like dogs until they accept the concept of co-existence a two state solution. Isreal should ignore pleas from the international community and hit them hard until they sue for peace. The blood of innocent Palistinian Children is on the hands of Hamas and on their parents who voted for more war by electing Hamas.

It is time for responsible voices in the middle east to pressure Hamas and all the Palistinians to seek the half a loaf of peace and a two state solution over perpertual war.


Location: MA

Reply # 103

Date: Jan 4, 2009 – 3:17 AM EST Subject: LOOK UP



Location: FL

Reply # 96

Date: Jan 3, 2009 – 11:06 PM EST Palestinian Resistance

The creation of Israel was done by the stealing of Arab Palestinian land to create a “homeland” for European Jews.”


Location: TX

Reply # 104

Date: Jan 4, 2009 – 4:26 AM EST Desiring death

If the Palestinians “desire death as (we) desire life” then I say we should give it to them. The war should continue until the rockets stop being sent–period.


Location: CA

Reply # 105

Date: Jan 4, 2009 – 4:30 AM EST Subject: USMC Lt. #27

Oh my God … that’s funny. You could bring down the house with a stand up routine wrapped around what you posted!!!!

More, please.

Edna Eagle

Location: NC

Reply # 106

Date: Jan 4, 2009 – 5:43 AM EST AGENDA 21, THE UN’S WAY TO KILL THE USA

In the last 20 years the United Nations have been sneeking in it’s AGENDA 21

Both parties have fallen for it hook,line and sinker…

If you’ve hated the way this country has turned you should have a look here on the UN’s website and read the proposal.

I have been dismayed about the turn this country has taken to say the least now,

I understand.

We need to pull out of the UN and until we do that we’ll be headed on a one way street to “sustainable development” (aka Marxism) as the UN puts it.

UN’s agenda 21 enda21toc.htm


Location: ME

Reply # 107

Date: Jan 4, 2009 – 7:06 AM EST Subject: Disproportionate use of force???

What did they say???

“strongly condemned Israel’s disproportionate use of force,”

This is a crock. Time to ignore the world community. Double standards don’t work anywhere.

BTW, what exactly is the proportionate use of force? 4,000 rockets sent by Israel into Gaza in return? One rocket for each one sent by Hamas into Israel?

The Muslim world gets no sympathy from me. At all. They’re getting what they deserve.

Thank God we’re an armed country. We may need our firearms in the coming years if those 7th century idiots decide to change their focus onto us.


Location: ME

Reply # 108

Date: Jan 4, 2009 – 7:13 AM EST Catfish Keith Jan 3, 2009 – 8:45 AM EST

I agree with the lieutenant. You’re either really whacked out on some drug or you have had a seriously deprived upbringing and education.

Of course, another alternative is that you’re really just nuts.

Where are you located, anyway? Gaza?


Location: LA

Reply # 109

Date: Jan 4, 2009 – 8:58 AM EST Subject: Elvis










No gypsies here. We have Cajuns and Creoles except in the northern part of the State where they have an affinity for Texas.

Jindal is a kicka$$ Governor that knows how to get things done. If only, there were more like him in the Country. Alas! We wind up with duds like Granholm and Blowdryovich, who calls his hairbrush “The Football”.

And, I was only kidding on the Elvis & building comment. I am on your side as long as you don’t don one of those rhinestone unitards, then it would be…

I’m caught in a trap (but)

I MUST walk out

Even though I love you too much baby

Why can’t you see

what you are doing to me

When you wear the Elvis collar

We can’t go on together with

Suspicous minds or rhinestone outfits

and we can’t build our dreams

on suspiciously fake diamonds…

Here we go again…

asking where I’ve been (running from your jumpsuits, if you must know)

you can’t see the tears

are real I’m crying

We can’t go on together with

Suspicous minds and Vegas wardrobes

and we can’t build our dreams

on Libtard minds…

Let’s don’t let a good thing die

When honey you know how I’d miss you

I am caught in a trap

I HAVE to walk out

Because I love you too much baby

Why can’t you see

what your doing to me with your wardrobe…

We’re caught in a trap

I HAVE to walk out (to save my eyesight and prevent a migraine)

Because I love you too much baby (to see you dressed like Liberace)

Don’t you know

I am caught in a trap

I HAVE to walk out

Because I love you too much baby to see you wear the rhinestone jump suit!




Location: AZ

Reply # 110

Date: Jan 4, 2009 – 9:24 AM EST On Israel’s Side

I hope that Israel will stay true to its mission, find the offending rockets, and destroy the strength of Hamas. This they must do if they are to show their will to survive. A show of fortitude, focus and single-mindedness must be their only course here. They know that they cannot reason with extremists and must reject pleas for a truce, talks and the like. The IC needs an IV of truth serum. Israel must not listen to those backseat drivers.

Look at how the IC’s kind of thinking has hobbled, and if listened to, will continue to hobble Israel’s need for self-preservation. Israel must stay the course!!


Location: FL

Reply # 111

Date: Jan 4, 2009 – 9:38 AM EST Subject: Re: David in MA

The correct term is Balfour Declaration not Balfour Agreement:

Foreign Office,

November 2nd, 1917.

Dear Lord Rothschild,

I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty’s Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet:

“His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country”.

I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.

Yours sincerely

Arthur James Balfour


Location: LA

Reply # 112

Date: Jan 4, 2009 – 9:55 AM EST Elvis – Just to Clarify

I am not ridiculing your name. After 4 decades of “Hey, Denise! Where’s da nephew?”, I am sort of used to puns and funnies when it comes to names.

“Big Boss Man”, “I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” unless you are in stripes and wearing “Blue Suede Shoes” singing “Jailhouse Rock” and “The Hawaiian Wedding Song”. In that case, since you have, basically, said “I’m Movin’ On” then “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You, but I Will)” even if I “Shake, Rattle and Roll” in my “Heartbreak Hotel”.

“(Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such as I” although many evil posters would say that I am a “Devil in Disguise”… or no disguise, at all.



Location: FL

Reply # 113

Date: Jan 4, 2009 – 9:57 AM EST Subject: Re: Stanley

You expose your racist sentiments for all to see – but I’m guessing you take pride in that. You must be one of them “Clingers” who President elect Obama spoke about “clinging to guns and religion”.

So the Palestinians have never had a legitimate country. I guess living in a place for 2000 years isn’t enough for you. But then again you’d probably say the same thing about the Apache, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Iroquois, Sioux and the other inhabitants of this continent.

Hope you Clingers are packing up and shipping out. America is changing for the better. Here are some directions: head due west until you reach the Pacific Ocean and then head west some more …


Location: LA

Reply # 114

Date: Jan 4, 2009 – 10:00 AM EST Bombs Away!

As long as Hamas continues to send missiles over the border and vows to destroy the State of Israel, then they should expect lots (I mean LOTS) of reciprocity. What’s good for the Jew is good for the Jihadist.


Location: FL

Reply # 115

Date: Jan 4, 2009 – 10:06 AM EST Subject: Re:kt in TX

Hey Kemo Sabe maybe you should read (I’m assuming that you can) the US Census Bureau’s population projections for the next century. Your “true American white boys” are going to be very lonely bro. Yup, things are a’changing. Its getting pretty “brown” out there, if ya know what I mean, chico.

As for going to hell. No I’m not planning to visit Texas (Bush country) anytime soon.


Location: LA

Reply # 116

Date: Jan 4, 2009 – 10:28 AM EST It Should Have Read…

Bombs Away!

As long as Hamas continues to send missiles over the border and vows to destroy the State of Israel, then they should expect lots (I mean LOTS) of reciprocity. What’s good for the Jew should be good enough for the Jihadist.


Location: CA

Reply # 117

Date: Jan 4, 2009 – 11:05 AM EST Subject: Better hurry up with this!

Israel should be in a hurry. Fortunately for now they have a US President who sees through the “democratic republics” like Libya, the Arab states, Iran, Russia and other paragons of freedom loving nations. In two weeks or so “THE ONE” will be ascending his throne and the world community of nations like those aforementioned will have the ear of our Dear Leader. So Israel hurry up! With Obama we will most likely have a pardigm shift in our view of the world and will see the Hamas Terrorists as victims of evil Israel and the US. Jimmy Carter who should be locked up in an asylum will suddenly be once again a voice of reason. God help us. My only hope (and its a surety!) is God is still on His throne and in the end good will trump evil. Oh, and proportionality is not measured in loss of life- sorry- its measured in EVIL acts and hiding among women and children and then when the heat is off firing rockets at innocent civilians in Israel is the height of evil and really cowardice. So when Israel fires at terrorists and the terrorists are willing to sacrifice their own (hell, they pay their own to strap on suicide bombs!) then the blood is on THEM! Terrorists GO TO HELL!


Location: LA

Reply # 118

Date: Jan 4, 2009 – 11:56 AM EST Ralphie, Pls. Tell Dingy Harry

“Subject: Re:kt in TX

Hey Kemo Sabe maybe you should read (I’m assuming that you can) the US Census Bureau’s population projections for the next century. Your “true American white boys” are going to be very lonely bro. Yup, things are a’changing. Its getting pretty “brown” out there…”

Faux-King, Dingy Harry, is vowing to form a human chain to block the access of Senator-spointee Burris to his Throne Room. He seems to believe that, in his words not mine, that “they (the Senate Democrats can do whatever they want to do”.

If a bunch of hooligans in the Senate can ban a black man, I wouldn’t feel too safe if I were “brown” or any other color.

“Yup, things are a’changing” and, yet, they still manage to stay in place.

Oregon Lady

Location: OR

Reply # 119

Date: Jan 4, 2009 – 2:02 PM EST Subject: Ralphie….

Read more in the history books. The State of Israel was confirmed via a UN charter and the fledgling state begged the palestinians to live with them. The palestinians left either because (1) the Mufti threatened to kill them if they stayed or (2) they believed they would “inherit” Israeli homes/businesses already present once the neighboring arab states murdered all the Jews. Furthermore, Israel bought the majority of its land )worthless desert at the time) from the arab landowners.

But you know, even if the land was stolen, that does not justify the palestinian mindless hatred and bloodlust.

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The New Year

Dear Friends,

It’s New Years and we are getting a fresh batch of lunacy to work on already. While we always wish for better things in the New Year, we must remain vigilant. The last couple of years have totally worn people out with political rhetoric from every point on the spectrum. No cause was too small to disrupt the ongoing welfare of the majority (or to put it crudely, the masses). Real progress was minimal. We created a new enlarged crop of fence-sitters called Independents… persons that just couldn’t pick a side in the war of ideas. Unfortunately, the sides available were pretty bereft of substance and less capable when it came to implementation and execution.

Liberals (the USA definition) moved further and further to the left to make even Karl Marx proud. Conservative talk show hosts finally switched from calling them liberals to calling them leftists. The leftists were busy, however, revitalizing their image with a new label of “progressive”. The only thing that I’ve been able to derive from this is their need to change things for change’s sake with an abysmal track record of success on ANY previous social, political, or economic reforms.

Conservatives, true to their name, spouted conservative dogma as their ideas slowly slipped to the left. They are now the Truman Democrats of old. What did this get them? Certainly not the White House. While the “Progressives” were playing an all-or-nothing game at every level with their control of the media and the Federal Government (The behind the scene civil servant bureaucrats of the CIA, the FBI, Foggy Bottom (originally known as the State Department), etc.), the naive Conservatives were trying to reach across the aisle and gain consensus and compromise. It was a totally wasted effort with disastrous results for the country.

Of course that last statement largely depends on your political viewpoint, but recent ruminations from the former Soviet Union would predict that the parallel universes that our fellow countrymen live in will get worse and drive a split in the country most likely along blue and red territorial lines.

There is a lot of talk about creating a third party, but if the current third party roster is any indication of things to come, count me out. What needs to be done is to develop a movement that jettisons the main parties’ dogma over a period of 10-15 years… not particularly pushing its own candidates forward, but working in the background. Only when the adapted platform items that are succeeding in line with our founding fathers’ vision, should a party with platform be crystalized. The Ross Perot-type experiments should not be on the table anymore.

We have a lot of history about things that worked that could be modified to the current circumstances. This comment is targeted at our educational system. As noted in a previous communications, our current trend to create more regulations will breed more corruption and bring the remaining business in this country to their knees. We must allow people to regain their street-smarts to properly judge situations and not always depend on others to protect their interests. Allowing our founding religion to be forced from main street has left an ethical gap that cannot be filled by secular humanist concepts…no matter how hard they try. Am I trying to turn the clock back? Nope. …Just trying to regain some vision and direction for USS America. Ya got a better idea?