Dead Cats: Blessings?, 04/03/15, (16)7: James Brody

CONTENTS

A meaningful Good Friday; Passover begins

KEVIN WILLIAMSON: War on the Private Mind.

LEADS: REUTERS: Illinois GOP Lynch backer; SHAPIRO – Indiana guts act; NOLTE – Media lies fuel violence; BRESNAHAN & BADE: No contempt for Lerner.

HILLARY: de MORAES – Monica guest on The View (Rosie?); YORK – O’Malley new targe t.

ISR/IRAN: NRO – Surrender; POLLAK – Munich II; KREDO – US Lies; SIMON – 50 shades of Iran; PODHORETZ – Go home!; BATCHELOR – Ledeen; Drudge Links (04/02/15)

PA: Pension problems.

LAST PAGE: INFOWARS – Resistance to Govt Godly? GOLDMAN – Liberal Jews.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: April 8th, West Chester TEA; April 10th – Valley Forge Patriots

Recommended: JANET – Track the RINOs; Trail Watch.

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A meaningful Good Friday for all of you!

Passover (Pesach): Sundown, Friday, April 3rd – the evening of April 11th

 

Kevin Williamson, NRO: “The War on the Private Mind”

“There are two easy ways to get a Republican to roll over and put his paws up in the air: The first is to write him a check, which is the political version of scratching his belly, and the second is to call him a bigot. In both cases, it helps if you have a great deal of money behind you.

“Tim Cook, who in his role as chief executive of the world’s most valuable company personifies precisely the sort of oppression to which gay people in America are subjected, led the hunting party when Indiana’s governor Mike Pence signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, while Walmart, a company that cannot present its hindquarters enthusiastically enough to the progressives who hate it and everything for which it stands, dispatched its CEO, C. Douglas McMillon, to head off a similar effort in Arkansas, where Governor Asa Hutchison rolled over immediately.

“There are three problems with rewarding those who use accusations of bigotry as a political cudgel. First, those who seek to protect religious liberties are not bigots, and going along with false accusations that they are makes one a party to a lie. Second, it is an excellent way to lose political contests, since there is almost nothing — up to and including requiring algebra classes — that the Left will not denounce as bigotry. Third, and related, it rewards and encourages those who cynically deploy accusations of bigotry for their own political ends. . . .” http://www.nationalreview.com/article/416307/war-private-mind-kevin-d-williamson

LEADS . . .

Reuters: “Obama’s attorney general pick gains another Republican backer”

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s choice of Loretta Lynch to be the next U.S. attorney general got a boost on Thursday when Republican Senator Mark Kirk announced his support, possibly providing a crucial 51st vote for the embattled nominee.

“‘I am confident from my conversation with Loretta Lynch that she will be a valuable partner in confronting the gang violence that is robbing families of their children every day in Chicago,’ Kirk, a senator from Illinois (emph added, jb), said in a statement.

“All 44 Senate Democrats and two independents are expected to vote for Lynch, who would be the first African-American woman to head the Justice Department.

“Most Republicans are planning to vote against her to protest Obama’s November executive order easing the threat of deportation against 4.7 million undocumented immigrants.

“Prior to Thursday, four Republicans indicated they would vote for Lynch’s nomination, and with Kirk, there potentially would be a majority in the Senate to confirm her. . .”

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/obamas-attorney-general-pick-gains-another-republican-backer-193049886.html

Ben Shapiro, Breitbart: “Full Cave: Indiana Guts Religious Freedom Restoration Act

“On Thursday, Indiana Republicans in the state legislature caved to pressure from the left regarding the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which simply preserved the right of religious people to act according to their rights in their businesses, so long as those principles did not conflict with a “compelling state interest.”

“The amendment to the RFRA actively states that service providers may not use the RFRA as a defense if they refuse to serve people based on sexual orientation. Presumably, the Indiana legislators hope that the RFRA will still protect service providers who refuse to serve same-sex weddings, since failure to serve same-sex weddings is not the same as failure to serve gay clients. But that is a flimsy branch upon which to build an argument for freedom.

“In caving to the demands of the left, the state of Indiana actually enshrined more special rights for gays and lesbians than had existed before the RFRA was passed. Indiana law made no reference to sexual orientation in its anti-discrimination statutes prior to the RFRA; now the RFRA itself will be used as a weapon against religious Americans in Indiana who believe that homosexuality is a sin, since the law affirmatively prohibits a religious freedom defense with regard to failure to serve gays and lesbians.

“Indiana legislators are so frightened that they plan to expand state anti-discrimination laws to include sexual orientation explicitly. . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/04/02/indiana-legislature-caves-guts-religious-freedom-restoration-act/

John Nolte, Big Journalism: “Ferguson, New York, and Now Indiana: Media’s Lies Always Result in Violence”

Physicist Steven Strogatz told us, with math and examples, that two oscillators – eg, clock pendulums – will pull each other into partnership. Likewise for yellow journalism and howling mobs – each grows when it feeds on the other . . . disorganize either one and the problem goes away . . .

Strogatz, Steven. (2003) Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order. NY: Hyperion.

“Just a short reminder…

“With CNN, The Washington Post, MSNBC and much of the rest of the media goading, excusing, and in some cases, cheering mindless mobs on, the predominantly black working class city of Ferguson burned over many a night.

“Eventually two Ferguson police officers were shot. The suspect is one of CNN’s beloved protestors.

“The media even tried to bring harm to Darren Wilson, a Ferguson police officer guilty of nothing more than protecting himself from CNN anchor Don Lemon’s Gentle Giant. Thankfully, Wilson was lucky enough to leave his house just after his address information was made public.

“As soon as the facts killed the Ferguson narrative, with zero facts to back up the claim, the media and Left (especially Mayor DeBlasio) ginned up another phony, anti-cop racism charge in New York.

“This resulted in the execution of two innocent police officers. The murderer, who committed suicide before he was apprehended, was one of the protesters.

“Now we have the media lying about Indiana’s religious freedom bill, and targeting a small pizzeria with lies. The headlines and CNN chyrons scream, “Pizzeria Refuses to Serve Gays,” when the truth is that Memories Pizza will serve gays. What they won’t do is participate in or profit from a ceremony celebrating what their faith considers a sin, namely a same sex marriage.

“In less than 12 hours after the media targeted this small business, Memories Pizza is considering closing due to death threats. No less than a public school teacher used social media to call on a mob to join her in burning the pizzeria to the ground.

“The media use lies to gin up hate against those they hate, and it always, always, always ends in tragedy and violence. Not for the powerful or the wealthy or the wrongdoers, but decent, everyday folks.

“The media is losing its influence to New Media and responding with outright hysteria and paranoia.

“And CNN always leads the charge. It is a 24/7 generator of misinformation and the pouring of propaganda gasoline on mindless mobs.”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/04/01/ferguson-new-york-and-now-indiana-medias-lies-always-result-in-violence/

John Bresnahan and Rachael Bade, Politico: “DOJ: No contempt charges for former IRS official Lois Lerner”

“She is still under investigation for a separate tea party targeting matter.

“The Justice Department will not seek criminal contempt charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner, the central figure in a scandal that erupted over whether the tax agency improperly targeted conservative political groups.

“Ronald Machen, the former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, told House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in a seven-page letter this week that he would not bring a criminal case to a grand jury over Lerner’s refusal to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in March 2014. The House approved a criminal contempt resolution against Lerner in May 2014, and Machen’s office has been reviewing the issue since then.

“Lerner and other IRS officials, however, are still under investigation by the FBI for the tea party targeting matter — which is a separate probe entirely.

“Lerner cited her Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate herself during congressional testimony on March 5, 2014, although then-Oversight Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said she had waived that right by giving an opening statement at a hearing 10 months earlier when she asserted her innocence. Issa wanted her charged by the Justice Department with criminal contempt of Congress for failing to answer questions about her role in the scandal. . .”

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/lois-lerner-no-contempt-charges-justice-department-116577.html

HILLARY . . .

Lisa de Moraes, Deadline: “Monica Lewinsky Invited to ‘The View’ As Search For Rosie Replacement Continues”

ABC News has invited Monica Lewinsky to The View as a guest, to talk about her “anti-bullying campaign,” naturally leading to speculation she might replace Rosie O’Donnell as one of the show panelists, or at least that show creator Barbara Walters is trying to talk ABC News brass into the merits of the hire.

Lewinsky would pose certain challenges, given that The View these days is produced by ABC News which presumably would want access to expected Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the next election cycle. Lewinsky on staff might make that tougher.

http://deadline.com/2015/04/monica-lewinsky-the-view-barbara-walters-clinton-video-1201402688/

Byron York, Washington Examiner: “In emerging Dem race, O’Malley new target of Clinton machine”

“Recently, a representative from the Hillary Clinton camp delivered a message to Martin O’Malley, the former Maryland governor preparing to challenge Clinton for the 2016 Democratic nomination.

“I have some good news and some bad news, the messenger said.

“What’s the good news? asked O’Malley.

“The good news is we’re taking you seriously, the messenger answered. And the bad news is … we’re taking you seriously.

“The undertone of threat was unmistakable, but anyone who takes on Clintonworld has to expect that. And indeed, pro-O’Malley Democrats — there are some — are not at all surprised by the tone. ‘They are the most petty, vengeful people out there,’ says one Democrat of the Clinton organization. ‘They hold a grudge for decades. I don’t think he [O’Malley] expected them to welcome him with a fruit basket.’

“And Clintonworld has reason to be concerned. Yes, Hillary’s lead is huge, and yes, she is at this point the presumptive Democratic nominee. But there are already emerging signs that the coronation might not go as planned. . .”

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/in-emerging-dem-race-omalley-new-target-of-clinton-machine/article/2562480

ISR/IRAN . . .

Again, Rubin, Michael (2014) Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes. NY: Encounter. . . strongly recommended . . . also, Phelan, T. (1990) 1,2,3 Magic. Glen Ellyn, IL: Child Management, Inc. Do you believe BO or Zarif?

NRO: “Surrender to Tehran”

“We now have a definitive answer to the oft-asked but hardly challenging question of whether President Obama wanted a deal with Iran so badly he would accept a truly awful bargain. The answer: Of course he did.

“Iranian negotiators have triumphed on nearly every substantive point: They will get complete sanctions relief and U.N. legitimacy all at once, while keeping thousands of centrifuges, multiple nuclear sites, the right to develop new, more advanced enrichment equipment — even permission to continue nuclear research at a highly reinforced underground facility that was kept secret from international inspectors for years. In exchange, the West got promises of a new, tough inspections regime, even though there is already a long record of Iran’s developing nuclear facilities in secret. The White House says the deal pushes the time it would take Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon to a year, but widely respected arms-control experts have said, given the difficulty of performing good inspections and of building consensus around violations, that this is not enough.

“The Iranians’ success has little to do with the ability of the Iranian negotiators and a lot to do with the Obama administration’s zeal for an agreement at any cost. The president wanted a deal because he has been desperate to forge a opening to the Iranian regime since the beginning of his presidency, and unenforceable international agreements that damage American interests are his favorite form of laurel. (Winning wars seems to rank a good bit lower.) . . .” http://www.nationalreview.com/article/416399/surrender-tehran-editors

Joel Pollak, National Security: “Iran Deal: Munich II”

“The P5+1 powers have, as expected, reached a “framework agreement” on a nuclear deal with Iran. And, as suspected, the agreement allows Iran to retain its enrichment facility at an underground bunker. It also allows Iran to maintain a small amount of enriched uranium, and will offer the regime sanctions relief as soon as it can show it is keeping its end of the bargain. As to information about possible military dimensions of Iran’s program, there is nothing but an agreement to talk further.

“The deal is a near-complete capitulation by President Barack Obama. It has one redeeming feature: Iran has agreed to dismantle the heavy water nuclear reactor at Arak. Secretary of State John Kerry obtained a few other concessions, and the administration’s apologists are pointing to the fact that there are several pages of details as if that makes the whole process worthwhile. Obama taunted his critics, saying that a deal was surely better than war, which he suggested was the only alternative.

“But the question at stake is not whether there will be war with Iran. There already is. . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/04/02/iran-deal-munich-ii/

Adam Kredo, FreeBeacon: “Iran Accuses U.S. of Lying About New Nuke Agreement”

“Says White House misleading Congress, American people with fact sheet

“LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Just hours after the announcement of what the United States characterized as a historic agreement with Iran over its nuclear program, the country’s leading negotiator lashed out at the Obama administration for lying about the details of a tentative framework.

“Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif accused the Obama administration of misleading the American people and Congress in a fact sheet it released following the culmination of negotiations with the Islamic Republic.

“Zarif bragged in an earlier press conference with reporters that the United States had tentatively agreed to let it continue the enrichment of uranium, the key component in a nuclear bomb, as well as key nuclear research.

“Zarif additionally said Iran would have all nuclear-related sanctions lifted once a final deal is signed and that the country would not be forced to shut down any of its currently operating nuclear installations. . .”

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-accuses-u-s-of-lying-about-new-nuke-agreement/

Also: Jordan Schachtel, NationalSecurity: “Iran: U.S. Lying About Nuclear Deal, ‘Fact Sheets’ on Negotiations Are ‘Spin’”

Iran’s state-run Press TV reported that the agreement allowed for Iran to continue enriching uranium, and none of its facilities would be shut down.

“In the framework of the agreement, none of Iran’s nuclear facilities as well as the previous activities will be stopped, shut down or suspended and Iran’s nuclear activities in all its nuclear facilities including Natanz, Fordow, Isfahan and Arak will continue,” said the Iranian media report.

“Iranian media also reported that all of the UN Security Council, United States, and European Union sanctions against the regime will be lifted immediately, once the Joint Plan of Action has been implemented.

“Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has not commented on the agreement that required his authorization for Iran’s negotiating team to sign off on the accord. As dictator of Iran, Khamenei doesn’t answer to anybody, and has no checks on his power, so it remains unclear whether he will weigh in on the nuclear framework. . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/04/02/iran-u-s-lying-about-nuclear-deal-fact-sheets-on-negotiations-are-spin/

Roger Simon, PJM: “Fifty Shades of Iran Negotiations

“How do we really explain the peculiar Iran nuclear negotiations that seem to have been going on for the better part of the last decade?  What is holding these people together?  It couldn’t be more obvious the whole thing is a charade orchestrated by the Iranians with the cooperation of Obama.  It could have been short-circuited by the inevitable — simply shipping a few nukes to Tehran on a spare aircraft carrier and kissing Israel and maybe half of Lebanon goodbye. But both sides insist on playing this game, talking the talk until our heads spin.

“So what’s going on here?  Then I remembered this documentary I’d seen — In the Bazaar of Sexes — about temporary marriage in Iran.  From the website:

‘It is said that Muhammad once advised his followers to enter into temporary marriages while travelling. According to tradition, the Prophet approved of such short-term alliances under certain circumstances, such as during wartime or while on pilgrimage. In Arabic, this practice of temporary marriage is called mut’a (pleasure); in Farsi it is known as sighe.

[snip]

‘For every temporary marriage, the man has to pay a pre-determined sum to his short-term wife. The duration of a sighe is set out in the marriage contract. From just a few hours to several years; anything is possible. There is only one restriction: after each sighe, a woman must wait two menstrual periods before marrying again.

‘An aged mullah in the film finds this rule sensible: “If a woman is constantly getting married, then what is the difference from prostitution?”

“Good question.  Nevertheless, now we know.  John Kerry and Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif have been engaged in a temporary marriage. . .”

http://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2015/04/01/fifty-shades-of-iran/

Also: Michael Ledeen, PJM: “Obama of Arabia

“Just last night, a friend referred to Obama’s desperate pursuit of an alliance with Iran as ‘Lawrentian’ (as in Lawrence of Arabia), which I like. It helps us focus on the current embarrassment, with Kerry tenaciously talking day after day to Jarif (the ‘charmin’” one who had to be asked to stop shrieking at the secretary of State), obviously desperate for something that could be called an agreement.

“Sure, Kerry wants a Nobel Peace Prize, and no doubt believes an Iran deal would win it for him, but there’s more to it than that. There’s the president’s long-standing passion to embrace the Islamic Republic. Much like Lawrence’s passion for the Arabs, it’s not just a geopolitical conviction, as you can see from this WaPo piece by Greg Jaffe, which is one of the best I’ve read that tries to explain Obama’s passion in terms of a serious world-view:

‘The Iran negotiations also reflect Obama’s abiding belief that the best way to change the behavior of hostile governments with spotty human rights records isn’t through isolation or the threat of military force, but persistent engagement. In recent years, Obama has pushed to open up trade and diplomatic relations with countries such as Cuba and Burma.

‘He believes the more people interact with open societies, the more they will want to be part of an open society,” said Ivo Daalder, Obama’s former NATO ambassador and head of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.’

“As if the Iranian people needed to ‘interact’ with us to want to be part of an open society! They know that already, as demonstrated by the regime’s increasingly violent repression. . .”

http://pjmedia.com/michaelledeen/2015/04/01/obama-of-arabia/

Also: K. T. McFarland, Fox: “Obama’s folly in Iran needs a page from Reagan’s playbook”

“President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are negotiating an agreement with Iran that will accelerate a nuclear arms race in a part of the world that has begun a 30-year, fight to the finish, religious war.  It is a prescription for disaster.

“The administration won’t portray it that way, of course.  They will say they have succeeded in slowing down Iran’s program.  They will offer the usual Obama straw man argument — it’s a choice between this deal and war with Iran.  And nobody wants another war in the Middle East.

“Yet some neo-Conservatives have called for just that:  they say the only way to stop Iran’s bomb is to bomb Iran.  But these are the same folks who said the Iraq war would be short, sweet and cheap.

“They’re both wrong.  The choice is not between capitulation and war.  Foreign policy is what’s conducted between these two extremes.  Our policy shouldn’t be either let Iran get the bomb or bomb Iran.  We should do something different, in the middle.  We should do what Ronald Reagan did with the Soviet Union. He didn’t accept Soviet aggression, but he didn’t want to go to war with them either. Reagan maneuvered events so the people of the Soviet Union demanded regime change. . .”

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/04/01/obamas-folly-in-iran-needs-page-from-reagans-playbook/

John Podhretz, NY Post: “It’s time to go, John: The never-ending Iran talks

“The only remaining leverage the United States has in negotiations with Iran is the central presence at those negotiations of our secretary of state, John Kerry.

“Long after anyone else in the West saw value in the continuation of these discussions, and two days after a deadline that apparently means as much to this administration as the ‘red line’ it drew in Syria, Kerry has insisted on staying in Switzerland.

“And staying. And staying.

“Please spare a moment’s sympathy, if you can, for Mohammed Zarif, his Iranian counterpart. Sure, he’s the representative of a ghastly theocratic regime, but he’s a person.

“Think of it — would you want to spend any more time with John Kerry than is absolutely necessary? . . .”

http://nypost.com/2015/04/01/its-time-to-go-john-the-never-ending-iran-talks/

John Batchelor, 4/2/15: Ledeen/IRAN

Thursday  2 April 2015  / Hour 1, Block A:  Michael Ledeen, FDD, in re: If,” “if,” “if.” Khamenei needs, first, money; in Farsi: “Sanctions will end contemporaneously with confirmation of Iran’s compliance” – but “after confirmation” in English. Who’ll inspect? The IAEA has never even been to Parchin.  The way Rouhani and Zarif convinced Khamenei to come to the negotiating table was by saying, “Don’t worry, Obama is desperate and we’ve got him where we want.”  The recent Iranian defector has confirmed this.  . . .  Today Pres Obama was eager to confer with the king of Saudi Arabia and with Mr Netanyahu. “He’s [Netanyahu] worried about Congress, that it might pass new sanctions and bills that would restrict his ability to make new deals.”   Bibi is displeased: there’s no agreement – just what the WH, the EU, and Zarif, said it is: a framework, a context.  Of course, that’s existed for the last five years.  And then there’s the secret agreement.  Don’t expect to see an inspector at Parchin – we’re not even entitled to ask for that until a real agreement is reached and signed. This thing has no one’s signature on it.   If,” “if,” “if.”

http://johnbatchelorshow.com/schedules/thursday-2-april-2015

Drudge Links (04/03/15)

Agreement reached on ‘framework’ for final Iran nuke deal… Sanctions to be terminated… No nuke sites closed… Research and development to continue… Deal fails to address Americans held captive in Tehran… Joyful Iranians dance into night… ‘It doesn’t appear as if Iran agreed to do anything specific’…

PA . . .

PA Independent: “Week in Review: Auditor cites big pension problems for small Pennsylvania city”

“HARRISBURG, Pa. — It’s not just Pennsylvania that has a pension problem.

“Plenty of municipalities across the state have pension systems in distress, and the small city of Jeannette in western Pennsylvania is just the latest to face scrutiny after making a decision that won’t help the situation.

“In the Capitol, Attorney General Kathleen Kane is again dealing with bad news. And in Philadelphia, there were warnings for schools not to count on all the state and local funding that has been suggested for education.

“Here’s a look back at this week’s coverage . . .”

http://paindependent.com/2015/04/week-in-review-auditor-cites-big-pension-problems-for-small-pennsylvania-city/

LAST PAGE . . .

Washington’s Blog, InfoWars: “Resistance to Tyranny is Obedience to God”

“Should We Obey Authority … No Matter What?

“The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is coordinating with Christian ministers nationwide so that –if the government imposes MARTIAL LAW – the ministers will urge their flocks to OBEY the government.

“A number of Christian leaders say that Christians must obey the government … no matter what.   For example, Robert Deffinbaugh – pastor at Community Bible Chapel in Richardson, Texas – says:

‘Whether the government be totalitarian or democratic, the Christian’s obligation to submit to it is the same.

‘This is not an unrealistic or abstract concept. After all, most churches in Nazi-era Germany supported the Nazis.    The German clergy used the same rationale to support Hitler that many American churches are using today to demand obedience to authority … Romans 13:

‘The German Christians were strongly nationalistic, and adopted … respect for state authority. This passage in Romans 13 was often cited as proof of a correlation between the Church and State:

‘Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore he who resists the authorities resists the what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.

“German church leaders even criticized Christians for disobeying their “governing authorities” … by protecting Jewish refugees by hiding them in their homes.

“And Hitler shows how tyrannical rulers view those who obey a demand for obedience … he ridiculedGerman Christians behind their backs for being so submissive in obeying the Nazis . . .”

http://www.infowars.com/resistance-to-tyranny-is-obedience-to-god/

Mark Levin Show (4/2/15)

“On Thursday’s Mark Levin Show: We’ve been taken to the cleaners by Iran while President Obama continues to lie through his teeth about this nuclear agreement. Obama is calling the deal the best we could get, although it allows Iran to keep all nuclear facilities operational and allowing them to continue nuclear research. We can’t hold Iran’s feet to the fire under Obama because he’s surrendered our power to act to the UN Security Council. If the deal is really so great, Obama should be running it through the Senate; it’s not good enough for one man to decide the fate of an entire nation. Meanwhile, the Iran foreign minister is already accusing Obama of lying about the framework of the deal, and the lead negotiator is mocking Obama and John Kerry through Twitter. We can’t trust the Islamo-nazis in Tehran or the appeasement president in Washington, D.C.

“Later, the 1st amendment doesn’t mean what it says anymore. The left is attacking religious liberty laws and what our founders intended in the name of equality. The left’s agenda has been constitutionalized; enshrined in our laws and imposed on the unwilling.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/common/page.php?pt=April+2%2C+2015&id=13971&is_corp=0

David Goldman, PJM: “Why Are Jews Liberal?

Also: Podhoretz, Norman (2009) Why are Jews liberals? Wall Street Journal, September 10.Http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203440104574402591116901498.html#

Podhoretz, Norman (2010) Why are Jews liberals? NY: Vintage.

“. . . The vulnerability of the conservative model, as de Tocqueville observed in 1835, is that the losers will use their political power to expropriate the winners and vote themselves rich. “It is a proud and self-confident people indeed that is composed of individuals willing to accept failure, pick themselves up, and try again, rather than coveting the success of the winners. If popular jealousy erupts against the success of one’s own countrymen, all the more so will it be directed against a minority.

“It is a high-class problem, but the Jews must deal with the fact that they are the most successful people in the history of mankind by any measure: longevity, contributions to arts and sciences, Nobel Prizes, business and philanthropy (Olympic medals being the great exception). Their neighbors have envied their success (and attributed it to a global banking conspiracy or other nefarious enterprise). The aspect of Jewish success that other peoples most envy, though, is Jewish longevity, at a moment when most of the peoples of the world feel the cold breath of mortality on the backs of their necks. Antisemitism is the rancor the dying have for the living. Nowhere is that more evident than in the case of Iran, a formerly great nation now facing demographic death. The exception that proves the rule is China, among whose 1.5 billion people there is not a single Jew-hater. China is confident of its own longevity, and the principle that has held China together since the founding of its imperial system is a merciless meritocracy which rewards success and disdains failure.

Jews are liberals because they hope that if everyone succeeds, no-one will envy the Jews’ success. . .”

http://pjmedia.com/spengler/2015/04/01/why-are-jews-liberal/?singlepage=true

ANNOUNCEMENTS . . .

April 8th, West Chester TEA: The Determinators Movie

Wednesday April 8th 2015   7PM East Goshen Township Building 1580 Paoli Pike  2nd floor West Chester, Pa.  19380 

What you need to know about Obamacare

The Determinators is a chilling story which uncovers the dark underside of the massive healthcare reform bill that, once fully implemented, will significantly threaten the way Americans live…and die. Based on the book “The Battle for America’s Soul” by C. L. Gray, MD,  founder of Physicians for Reform, perhaps gives us the best reason of all to be mistrustful of it and its architects. Under the guise of “healthcare for everyone,” Obama and his healthcare advisors have in fact adopted a progressive rationed care approach – the kind that is limited by resources which are needed elsewhere. Patient-centered healthcare is becoming a thing of the past. The Determinators features leading experts in the field of healthcare who have studied the law and its impending ramifications. The Determinators highlights several of the worst elements of Obamacare that big-government bureaucrats want to keep hidden from the public until it’s too late. In particular, it addresses how rationing can be brought about in multiple ways under universal health care, including the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) which has implemented a de facto “rationing by waiting” policy.  West Chester Tea Party’s Phil Duffy will comment on the video and describe a specific incident in which he discovered the rationing by waiting policy while analyzing the NHS for a prior employer. Please Join Us: April 10th, VF Patriots

PJ Ryan’s, Bridge St., Phoenixville.

Wondering what other Tea Party and Patriot groups in PA are doing?

Want to learn more?

Come to the VFP meeting on Friday, April 10 at 6:30pm

Our speaker, Marion Douzou is a French citizen who is working toward a Ph.D. in “American Studies”. The subject of her dissertation is “Tea Parties in Pennsylvania”. She has been studying and interviewing tea parties and other citizen activist groups throughout the state. She has also worked with the Commonwealth Foundation in Harrisburg. Marion will be presenting an overview of her findings at the Valley Forge Patriots April meeting. This a great opportunity for us to hear about the health of the Tea Party movement in PA,  what other groups are doing and learn how we may be able to work together and be more effective.

We are looking forward to hearing about other citizen activist groups in Pennsylvania.

The VFP is also concerned about Governor Wolf’s budget proposal that calls for significant tax increases, does nothing about the looming pension crisis, nor the archaic state store system.

We will be doing another post card blitz to our state legislators to fight against this budget. Please come out and help us with this effort.

Additional information to follow. You may sign up at  www.meetup.com/VFP-teaparty09/ .

Janet galaxypwd@aol.com

Janet: Track the RINOS

“If you would like to follow your Representative and our Senators, go to this link:

https://www.govtrack.us/?utm_campaign=govtrack_email_update&utm_source=govtrack/email_update&utm_medium=email

A good way to see what our Rino’s are doing in D.C.

Janet, galaxypwd@aol.com

Treddyffrin Trail Watch

If you enjoy our newTrail system in the township, we invite you to be our eyes and ears while you bike, jog, or walk. Our program entails helping people with directions, points of interest, rest areas, and reporting needs for attention.

You will meet officers from our Bike Squad, Motorcycle Officers, and the County Park Rangers.

Please help us!

For more information, contact the Tredyffrin Police Department’s Community Policing Office. 610-408-3654. Email: Officer Rhonda Carroll, rcarroll@tredyffrin.org.

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About jamesbrody

Psychologist, photographer, biker, and writer posing as a political activist.
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