Faced with antisemitic riots, French government does what it does best: appeasement

Posted by: Phineas on July 22, 2014 at 6:06 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Muslims in France have been rioting, including attacking synagogues, in the wake of Israel’s retaliation against Hamas for months of attacks against Israeli civilians. Faced with growing antisemitic civil disorder, the French government naturally… condemned Israel: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called Wednesday for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas to […]

 

Scientific proof: Socialism makes you more likely to lie and cheat

Posted by: Phineas on July 21, 2014 at 4:31 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This is amusing. Researchers from the University of Munich and ST’s beloved Duke University conducted a joint study that examined a person’s willingness to lie, if he could profit from that lie. The subjects were Berliners who were asked to play a game in which they could win a small amount of money. […]

 

Surprising no one, California loses another business to Texas

Posted by: Phineas on July 20, 2014 at 8:03 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This time, Perry’s Poachers have snagged Omnitracs LLC of San Diego, a fleet management firm that will be moving to Dallas and taking 450 jobs with it: Fleet management software company Omnitracs LLC will relocate it headquarters to Dallas from San Diego, creating 450 jobs and $10 million in capital investment, Gov. […]

 

Moral clarity in Gaza: Israel vs. Hamas

Posted by: Phineas on July 18, 2014 at 3:47 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas (Source: Israel MFA) Leave it to Charles Krauthammer to clear away the nonsense and lay bare the key difference between democratic Israel and the Hamas dictatorship in Gaza: “Here’s the difference between us,” explains the Israeli prime minister. “We’re using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they’re using their civilians to protect their […]

 

(Video) The Middle East problem explained

Posted by: Phineas on July 16, 2014 at 2:31 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Radio host Dennis Prager cuts to the heart of the issue in this short lesson for his Prager University: the root of the Mideast problem is that one side wants the other side dead. The one quibble I have with Prager’s lesson is that he leaves begging the question of why Arab […]

 

Why Obama will do nothing about the border crisis

Posted by: Phineas on July 15, 2014 at 7:39 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Per Bryon York: First, because Republicans want him to do something: Who is pushing Obama to get tough? Mostly, it’s the Republicans whose wishes Obama has ignored for years. And now, since his well-publicized decision to abandon hopes of making a deal with GOP lawmakers on immigration, Obama needs them even less. […]

 

Things I thought I’d never see: Egyptians supporting Israel against Hamas

Posted by: Phineas on July 14, 2014 at 3:43 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas What’s next, lambs lying down with lions? Obama embracing the writings of Thomas Sowell? While Egypt is a land rife with antisemitism (for example), it seems many Egyptians have found someone to hate even more than the Israelis — Hamas: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi has thus far turned down appeals from […]

 

Remember kiddies, opposition to Obama is racist. Eric Holder says so.

Posted by: Phineas on July 13, 2014 at 8:56 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Man, this guy makes me ill: Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday he and President Obama have been targets of “a racial animus” by some of the administration’s political opponents. “There’s a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that’s directed at me [and] directed at the president,” Holder told ABC. […]

 

Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) apparently has trouble with the Constitution

Posted by: Phineas on July 13, 2014 at 1:52 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas So, I’m enjoying a quiet morning and reading an article on the reactions of the various candidates for the US Senate from Alaska to the Hobby Lobby decision, when I come across this howler from the incumbent, Mark Begich: “I believe people, not corporations, have a right to practice their constitutional right to […]

 

Gaza air raids a message from Israel to Iran

Posted by: Phineas on July 10, 2014 at 6:07 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Photo credit: PressTV For the last three days, Israel has been launching air raids against Hamas targets in Gaza in retaliation for the murder of three Israeli teens (one an American citizen) and the hundreds of rockets fired at Israelis towns and cities — and at a nuclear plant. (1) But Hamas […]