June 17, 2018

America's Modest Jihad

Jack Kemp forwards this:

Soft Jihad in America

From the article:

"False Identity" – the second and more explosive of two documentaries. (first part here) – unmasks ‘soft Jihad’ in America. In it, Arabic-speaking Israeli Channel 10 journalist, Zvi Yehezkeli courageously concealed his identity to expose Islam's somewhat shocking "quiet conquest” of the U.S.

Since the August 2004 discovery of the Muslim Brotherhood's 1991 Explanatory Memorandum and The Investigative Project's 2012 film, Grand Deception, these documentaries have further revealed the extent of societal penetration sought or achieved by a large and growing, but secret, Islamic soft jihad army that seeks to subvert the U.S. and enfold it within a global Islamic empire.
The success of supremacist Muslims has gone unchallenged primarily since U.S. political decision-makers and media outlets refuse to publicly discuss this immense threat, let alone stop this terrifying reality.

Read the rest!

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Dennis Prager on "Honor thy Father & Mother"

Jack Kemp

In a 5.5 min. Youtube talk religiously raised Dennis Prager interprets the Commandment to Honor thy Father and Mother. He talks of children needing this. And he also talks briefly of those who have troubling loving their parents, but notes that the Commandment, which religious scholars such as fellow writer Fay Voshell understand, says that we all should honor the role of our father and mother, even if we have or had problems with them.

When I was in mostly phone contact with hospice nurses during the last months of my dad's life - and reading about elder care at that time - I learned that hospice nurses had seen people who had fought with parents for years come to a deeper feeling that they, in fact, had love as well as honor for those parents. I found a deeper level of love for my dad while accompanying him on his weekday rides in a van to get radiation treatments in Florida.

Tim's 2c:

If nothing else, "honor thy Father and Mother" is a gift to us, to teach us forgiveness. Even if we have rotten parents, we should honor them for our own benefit. It serves no one to hold onto bitterness and anger. The best thing is to let it go - eventually we may come to understand their viewpoint. Even if we don't, and still think they were rotten we can at least forgive them. That is priceless.

Forgiveness is in short supply in the modern age. In fact, one may say it is the cornerstone of modernity, this lack of forgiveness. As I say, failure to forgive is ultimately a terrible cruelty to onesself, not some sort of weakness or altruism toward another.

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Boys in Crisis need Fathers

Jack Kemp

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there reading this.


The Boy Crisis, The Dad Solution

Rachel Alexander

For Father’s Day, I interviewed Dr. Warren Farrell, co-author (with John Gray of Mars/Venus fame) of the just-published "The Boy Crisis.” While Dr. Farrell identifies ten causes of the boy crisis, he found that by far the biggest cause is a lack of father involvement. He explains why children who have minimal or no father involvement (who are "dad deprived”) suffer in more than 70 different areas in comparison to children who are "dad-enriched.”

Farrell says the boy crisis is global. Among the 60 largest developed nations, boys are falling behind girls in every academic area, as well as in social skills, career preparation, mental health and physical health. He found that in developed nations, with fewer survival concerns, there was less stigma for women to have children without being married. In the U.S., for example, 53 percent of women under 30 who have children are not married. Among these women, dad-deprived children are the norm. Dad-deprived girls suffer considerably, but the boys (with no role model) suffer even more.

Developed nations also give more permission for divorce. And among those children of divorced parents who see little of their dad, once again the girls suffer in most of the 70 areas, and the boys suffer even more intensely. As Farrell puts it, "the boy crisis resides where fathers do not reside.”

Read the rest at Townhall.


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The Progressive Road to Hell

Timothy Birdnow

Here's an oldie but goodie that was published at Orthodoxy Today. I reprint it for Father's Day with the author's permission:

I work for a large ``scattered site`` property management company in St. Louis, and often visit the sleazy underbelly of the city as part of my duties. This job is not for the meek or squeamish; we occasionally find dead bodies, we ALWAYS find roaches and spiders, we go into dilapidated buildings full of mice droppings, etc. (People with Compulsive Disorder need not apply.) Although it can be disgusting and aggravating, I generally enjoy it; I never have the same day twice.

A while back I visited Hell; more specifically, I visited a crack-infested ghetto area of St. Louis. The current owner had been tricked into purchasing the building, which had been filled with drug dealers and prostitutes so it LOOKED like a good, income producing property. These tenants stole everything that wasn`t nailed down (and a good deal that was), and left the building in ruins.


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The Meaning of Fatherhood

Jack Kemp forwards this:

What it Means to Be a Father

From the article:

"Earlier this year I attended the trial of a young male accused of attempted murder. When it came time for sentencing, the judge allowed family members to speak on his behalf. The only family male present was his great-grandfather. With tears welling in his eyes, he told the court he was a "good boy who fell in with the wrong crowd.” I asked the judge for permission to speak, asking, "Why isn’t this boy’s father or his grandfather here?” Sadly, we learned that neither one had been involved in his life. Two generations of fathers–absent from duty! The judge said he sees this "all the time.”

Prisons are full of young men who have fathers—if they can be found. I have been told that when Mother’s Day approaches and cards are offered virtually every male prisoner asks for one. But come Father’s Day, there is dead silence. The truth is being a father is more of an emotional bond than biological. Being a responsible and caring father comes from the heart."

Read the rest at Townhall. more...

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How to Read a Book

Dana Mathewson

We've been through How To Read a Newspaper and How To Watch a Movie. This might be the most daunting of all. I have a B & N gift card from Christmas waiting to be used -- this might be how I should spend it.

Regarding this article, I remember trying to plow through Gargantua and Pantagruel years ago, with limited success. I'm gratified to learn I was not the only one who had difficulties with it.


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500 days of unleashing our economic engine

Paul Driessen

President Trump and his administration have been in office for just over 500 days. But America is back on track, business and consumer confidence has returned, the nation’s economic engines are again firing on all cylinders, more people are employed than ever before, and the stock markets continue to surge at record levels. A major factor in all these highly positive developments has been the changed mindset in two important federal government offices: the Department of the Interior and Environmental Protection Agency.

The following article recaps some of the major changes these two offices have initiated – ensuring that the United States is once again producing its abundant fossil fuel energy and operating under commonsense environmental policies and regulations. Just imagine what the next 950 or 2400 days will bring!


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Ambassadorial Queens of Hearts

Dana mathewson

This shouldn't be a political football, gang. . .

Iraq’s Miss Universe Visits Israel’s Miss Universe… In Israel

Makes me want to weep. Two lovely women want to visit each other. What's wrong with that?

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June 16, 2018

People ARE Getting Stupid

Timothy Birdnow

People are getting stupider, and the cause appears to be environmental rather than genetic, according to recent research.

From the article:


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Pawn Shop Marriage in Canada; Judge Rules Three People are parents of Baby

Timothy Birdnow

A Canadian judge has ruled that a child born of a menage a-trois has three legal parents.

From Lifesite News: more...

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Greitens Model Now Targeting Trump

Timothy Birdnow

I warned everyone, but few listened.

When Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was taken out with political prosecutions, I warned that this was a dry run for the real target - Donald Trump. The Democrats and their media allies wanted to see if they could take out a duly elected Republican governor, and they succeeded. There were two charges brought against Greitens, one for felony invasion of privacy for photographing a woman he was sexually involved with without her permission (and it turns out there was no photograph, but the activist prosecutor in the case was pursuing a strategy of bankrupting the Governor, winning by attrition) and the second charge was misusing a donar list from his charity. The second charge was gearing up and so Greitens simply couldn't keep fighting. It was the second charge - refered to the offiice of the District Attorney by the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate Josh Hawley - that finally forced Greitens out. Greitens was a reform minded candidate much in the mold of Donald Trump. more...

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FBI's Party of the Damned

Timothy Birdnow

It was one wild swinging party at the FBI before James "Ashley Wilkes" Comey got canned. According to Fox News, journalists were buying information from all over the agency with all manner of gifts and beads and baubbles.

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Quote of the Day, June 16th

Jack Kemp

From Humberto Fontova's piece on the late chef Anthony Bourdain and his fawning over the Castro regime"

Let a Fake News reporter confront a Republican official, and he's a roaring, jabbing, snarking Torquemada. North of the Florida Straits and in front of Republicans no question is too rude, irrelevant or offensive; no demeanor too haughty, combative or insolent.

But just let these identical paragons of "feistiness" cross the Florida Straits and find themselves in front of "President" Castro or any of his apparatchiks—and suddenly he’s Eddie Haskell addressing June Cleaver.

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Col. Marcus, Michael Collins and Anwar Sadat

Jack Kemp

A few days ago I posted a story here, mostly taken from Wikipedia, about that Jewish West Point grad, lawyer and physical trainer for the Army Rangers from Brooklyn who used his West Point class connections to get off a desk and parachute behind German lines on D-Day with the 101st Airborne even though he never jumped with a parachute before. Later he went to Israel and was appointed the first General in the Israeli Army since the time of the Bible.

U.S. Col. Marcus died under suspicious circumstances in Israel, as opposing factions in the Israeli military didn't want an American as their commander. more...

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June 15, 2018

"Media Loves the American People" - Secret Shame of the Jim Crow Media

Timothy Birdnow

Donald Trump lives rent free inside the media's little wooden noggins. Case in point; upset that President Trump (my how that first part galls the media, who still refuse to admit they were unable to drag Hillary's rather bloated carcass across the electoral finish line) tweeted an eye poke about how the media is the enemy of the American People, CNN's Wolf Blitzer (yeah; he's definitely blitzed) howled:

"We Are Not the Enemy of the American People, We love the American People"

End quote.

This after railing against the President for not just accepting their criticisms with head hung low, as previous Republicans have done.

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Should the U.S. let its greatest adversary open up shop in southern California?

A Dubai Ports Deal only now with the Chicoms.

This from Americans for Limited Government:

Printus LeBlanc

While the U.S. has been paying attention to the G7 summit and the historic meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, another event that could have a majorforeign policy and economic impact on America is unfolding before our very eyes. A Chinese company with close ties to the Chinese Communist government is attempting to buy the company that runs the Port of Long Beach. Who is the company and why is this a bad idea?


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Black Reparations Talk

Jack Kemp

Today American Thinker ran another discussion on Reparations payments to black descendants of slaves. It is a good article. It included these words:


This brings us back to the fact that blacks weren't suddenly treated fairly the day that the South surrendered.

Perhaps we should look at the group that fought the Civil War to keep slavery legal, the group that founded the KKK, the group that passed all the racist Jim Crow laws in the South, the group that fought to keep schools segregated, the group that passed a welfare plan that destroyed black families, the group that has supported genocide against black people – according to Jesse Jackson – the group that ignores thousands of blacks being shot each year in cities that it runs, the group that wants to deny inner-city blacks a decent education...that's right, the Democrats!


I felt compelled to add, once again, the same comment I have posted in the past when the topic of Reparations is brought up at American Thinker. Here below is that comment of mine:

Almost every time reparations comes up at Amer. Thinker, I have to post the unique story of my family's personal history.

My father was a Jew in the Polish Army in WWII who, as a Prisoner of War, did slave labor for the Nazi regime. After the war, he received monthly reparations checks for slave labor. When he died, those checks came to an end. I am not entitled to continued slave labor reparations. In fact, I had to send his last check back to the German Consulate in NY because he died before the first of the month. The German government required annual proof of his being alive, so any attempt on my part to "appropriate" and cash a check or two or three after his death (I actually had a relative who suggested I should have done this later on) would have probably resulted in my arrest for some crime and my name and possible picture in the NY Post and NY Daily News. So I returned the last check with a letter and a copy of my dad's death certificate to the Consulate. I did not start a street protest about how my not getting new checks was "an attack on my civil rights" or "unfair" or "racist" or "antisemitic." more...

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Where have you gone, George Washington? virtues are caught more than they're taught

Jack Kemp forwards this grand essay by our very own Selwyn Duke from a while back. Selwyn is explaining how cultural heroes form the hearts and minds our our youths. Brilliant piece! I've given a brief excerpt; please do read the whole article.

From the article:


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June 14, 2018

A Climate Change Free Lunch?

Dana Mathewson

Power Line's Steven Hayward dangles this one in front of us, tantalizingly. I know, I know; climate change is that will o' the wisp the leftists love to hit us over the head with, mainly hoping to take our gas-powered cars away from us, and if somebody ever comes up with something that really works, they won't be able to do that, as Hayward points out at the end here. But this is worthy to read, and not all that long.


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A Shot in the Foot as Virtue Signal

Dana Mathewson

Somehow I don't think this will have the desired effec.

From Powerline:

The Democratic National Committee voted over the weekend to ban donations from fossil fuel companies, HuffPost has learned.

The resolution ― proposed by Christine Pelosi, a party activist and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s daughter ― bars the organization from accepting contributions from corporate political action committees tied to the oil, gas and coal industries. The executive committee voted unanimously to approve the motion. . .

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My, my! I keep hearing that the donkeys are trailing the elephants in fundraising, yet here they are, adopting policies that will cut their income even more. Doesn't sound smart to me. It's just more virtue-signalling.

Hayward finishes the article with a real kicker: one I'm sure we could all see coming:

Here’s a thought: how about "walking the walk” by literally . . . walking. How about the DNC pass a resolution that forthwith all Democrats will refrain from buying gasoline, natural gas, and coal-fired electricity. Sell all your cars and ride bicycles everywhere instead. Hold the next Democratic National Convention online to save all those carbon emissions from delegates who will otherwise fly.

More confirmation—as is any more is needed—that liberalism has been reduced to gestures to make liberals feel good about themselves.

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