Friday, June 23, 2017

Megyn Kelly - Hype over Substance

 Megyn Kelley is a viper and an ungrateful one at that. Prior to her departure from FOX her show had deteriorated into a vehicle for shameless self-promotion punctuated with irrelevancies about her grandmother and the publication of her husband's new novel. 
I stopped taking her seriously as a journalist or as an opinion broadcaster long before her hit piece on candidate Donald Trump. This was deliberately designed to increase her profile by appearing to champion women who she sought to portray as victims of Trumpian sexism and even misogyny. 

She thought she was exposing Trump as a fraud but she really exposed her own vaulting ambition fueled by her ratings which were really propelled by the advantageous time slot immediately after Bill O'Reilly's "No Spin Zone" rather than her own talent or expertise. This time slot was generously allocated to her by Roger Alies the man she turned on with allegations of sexual harassment which she says took place some 10 years earlier. Some people can't resist a passing band-wagon particularly if it can take them to Victim Street, an expanding thoroughfare, which conveniently intersects with Sanctimony Boulevard.

It is one of life's oddities that the higher the price we pay for something the less we sometimes tend to question its authenticity. NBC has found this out the hard way. If I never see Megyn Kelly again it will be too soon unless, of course, it's between the covers of PLAYBOY!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Denial & Hypocrisy

Once when Mark Twain was trying to explain Richard Wagner's music to a friend he said, "It's better than it sounds." This is a lot more than can be said for the recording of his wife's sermon to her congregation which Rob Eshman included in his article, "Jews Against the Muslim Ban" in last week's edition of the L.A. Jewish Journal.
Rabbi Naomi Levy noted that she was afraid of many things in life but the one thing of which she was not afraid was Muslims. No doubt this is because she has either used the years since 9/11 as an opportunity to catch up on some sleep or she has just returned from living in her condo on Mars where the Muslim atrocities committed in London, Paris, Bali, Madrid, Fort Hood, San Bernardino, Orlando, Nice and on and on went unreported.
Beaming her wisdom towards her hapless audience Rabbi Naomi Levy displayed her affronted but misplaced ecumenism when she declared President Trump's 90 day temporary ban on immigrants from seven countries in the Middle East to be immoral and un-American. Her biased activism in support of the LEFT's agenda and her detestation of President Trump allowed her to omit that over 80% of the world's Muslims were not affected by the temporary ban or that the seven countries it did affect were identified by the Obama Administration as the ones which recruited, trained and exported the largest number of terrorists:
Most of these countries are now failed states where the religious and political leaders often called for "Death to America", "Death to Israel", and "Death to the Jews". Six of the seven countries are among the sixteen Muslim majority states that deny entry to Israelis and there have been 72 attacks in America by refugees/immigrants from those seven countries. I'm shocked!:
None of this scares the good rabbi who should be a lot more vigilant when dealing with an ideology which never tires of telling Jews how much it wants to kill them since her own mother's relatives were all tragically murdered in the Holocaust by another group of genocidal psychopaths who said the same thing. They were called Nazis.  
When Rabbi Levy hears hoof-beats she looks for unicorns not horses. In an anxious attempt to gallop to the moral high-ground she deliberately misrepresented a sensible presidential precaution as an outrageous violation of human rights. Thus she kept in lockstep with the fantastic absurdities of the Left but then some people just can't resist a passing bandwagon.
Talking about human rights, I would like to hear something from Rabbi Levy about the serial abusers of human rights in the Muslim Student Association (MSA) and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) who harass and intimidate Jewish students on campuses across America: top-ten-schools-supporting-terrorists-frontpagemagcom. These Islamic supremacist organizations are wholly owned subsidiaries of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) which in turn is a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood which is black with menace, seeks our ruin and whose instincts are so fraternal it operates in over 70 countries. Nothing to be scared about here.
Doubtless there are many things with regard to his wife about which Rob Eshman can be proud but her sermon to her congregation last week isn't one of them.
Surely, "Safety First" is a policy upon which all those who are interested in the security of the American people can agree. For those who understand this no explanation is necessary; for those who do not understand it no explanation is possible.

Monday, January 9, 2017

The Tin-Ear of Hollywood Elitism

Over the years I have watched and enjoyed many of Meryl Streep's brilliant performances but her appearance at the Golden Globe Awards last night was not one of them. Speaking on behalf of the gated-community and mounting her high-horse, an animal the liberal glitterati always keeps closely tethered, she displayed an inordinate amount of emotional incontinence while deliberately misrepresenting President-Elect Trump's attitude towards Hollywood, foreigners and the press. In so doing she also misrepresented the attitudes of the tens of millions of people who voted for Donald Trump.

So, let me clear this up for Ms. Streep who seems to be as tin-eared and as conceptually adrift about why the Democrats lost the election as Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the DNC.

The real reason Hillary Clinton lost the election was due to the transformation of the Democratic Party from a party of the American center to a party of the hardcore left. This process began when the Democrats started to adopt the New Left's anti-individualist, anti-capitalist and anti-American dogma in the mid 1970s attaining critical mass when HRC brought a cohort of leftists to power during her faithless husband's presidency and was completed with the election of Barack Obama, a politician born, bred and trained in the progressive movement.

Slightly over 200 counties which had voted for Barack Obama twice before voted for Donald Trump this time. This has nothing to do with gender, sexism, white supremacy, fake news or the Russian intelligence service hacking the computers of the DNC. Rather, depressed by the barren harvest of Obama's promises and by the increased awareness that the daily reality of their lives bore no resemblance to the soothing assurances of the Democrats and Hillary Clinton, these voters abandoned ship.

Also, the Democrats lost because a large number of Americans were tired of the obvious east coast/west coast elitism; they lost because people were tired of being called anti-immigrant if they wanted to deport illegal aliens especially criminal ones; they lost because of the divisive identity politics of the LEFT; they lost because people who disagreed with Obama's policies were tired of being called racists; they lost because Americans were tired of being called ignorant if they used the wrong pronoun when referring to Caitlin Jenner; they lost because we were tired of being treated to the historical revisions of Barack Obama when he kept insisting what a vital role Islam has played in the prosperous development of the United States; they lost because these voters were tired of being manipulated instead of courted and most of all they lost because of the tyranny of political correctness which has suffocated our economic potential, blighted race relations with entirely false narratives and endangered our national security to a perilous degree to which our history affords no parallel.

Instead of savoring the moment of receiving the well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award and using it to encourage her peers to finesse their craft Meryl Streep wasted this opportunity and instead made a sanctimonious speech uncontaminated by facts which not only insulted President-Elect Trump but also the millions of Americans who voted for him. She demonstrated that she has an hydraulic grip on the fantasies of the LEFT which, since the election, has been behaving like hothouse plants unused to real weather. No rhetorical conceit on the part of Ms. Streep will alter the results of the 2016 election.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Too White, Too Black, Too Anxious or Too Greedy?

One of the more curious aspects of the entire Oscar controversy I discovered is the ability of members of the Academy to vote for their choice without actually being required to watch the movie or performance in question. However, it occurred to me that this is consistent with their habit of voting for left-wing politicians to whom they have not listened and whose policies they do not really understand.  In the first case it diminishes the value of being awarded an Oscar in much the same way as a verdict would be discredited if no evidence had been heard and in the second it assures being governed by inferior people. It's almost like placing one's bet before looking at the cards a tendency which, if left unchecked, would result in some dreadful mistakes and sometimes ruin.

It appears that the likes of Will Smith and Spike Lee hoard grievances which are not really theirs. These alleged grievances have certainly not prevented them from living in mansions enjoying the extravagant lifestyles of oriental potentates. 

Most of the Academy are left-wing liberals or extreme left-wing liberals. If anyone believes that they are suddenly transformed into racists during the nominating process they must also believe that there is such a thing as a chaste prostitute.

With the exceptions of Paris Hilton and the Kardashians it takes real talent to sustain a career as an entertainer. The professionals know that sometimes a performance, a screen-play, a script or a song is just not up to par and as much as they anxiously desire an award from their peers they simply do not deserve one. This has nothing to do with race and even less to do with diversity but it does have to do with people whose sails are so raised as to be ballooned by any wind of nonsense that blows by.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


In London it is only a short walk across Parliament Square passing the statue of Winston Churchill on the way to King Charles Street and the Clive Steps with the British Treasury on the right and the Foreign Office on the left. Beneath the Treasury building in a large under- ground bunker fortified with over 9ft. of reinforced concrete lie the Cabinet War Rooms used by Churchill and the Cabinet during the Blitz and throughout the duration of World War II. It is now a museum but in its day it was the nerve center for operations against the Axis powers and the location where Churchill spent many arduous nights and from which he made many of his war-time speeches becoming the world's symbol of resistance to Nazi tyranny.

Now framed and on prominent display is the letter written to Churchill by FDR in his own hand in January of 1941 quoting a verse from Longfellow's poem, "The Building of the Ship". It reads:

"Dear Churchill

Wendell Wilkie will give you this--He is truly helping to keep politics out over here.

I think this verse applies to you people as it does to us:

'Sail on, Oh Ship of State!
Sail on, Oh Union strong and great.
Humanity with all its fears
With all the hope of future years
Is hanging breathless on thy fate.'

As ever yours,

Franklin D. Roosevelt"

It has been seven long years since Barack Obama scrambled into the imperial box and it is impossible to read Longfellow's lines without thinking of how they apply to America today due not only to Obama's tragically flawed stewardship based on his devotion to the cultural Marxism of Saul "Red" Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" but also due to the strong sentimental attachment to the Islam of his youth which, disastrously for the security of our republic, still exerts a domineering influence in a nostalgic chamber of his mind.

Almost everything the Obama administration has done, and is doing, seems calibrated to be exactly the opposite of what is in the best interests of the American people. Often, his administration resembles an orchestra where the conductor is playing from one score and the musicians from another with complete confusion in the resultant performance or like a play where the actors make false exits and entrances, stumble over unfamiliar scenery, forget their lines and continually look to the prompter for guidance. If it were not so serious the jokes about our national tragedy would surely write themselves.

Those who so assiduously followed Obama's star must have realized by now, with the same sinking feeling as the rest of us, that it is made of tinsel. His performance, militantly lacking wisdom, offers no escape to optimism.

Living safely sheltered from the economic policies he concocted and protected from the less pleasant aspects of the coercive, one-way multiculturalism he champions together with its phony diversity and false brotherhood he has spent a good deal of his time encouraging Constitutional vandalism with regard to our first and second amendment rights which he and the "progressive" glitterati consider mistakes and, of course, intend to rectify.

In the meantime Obama feeds the Islamic serpent. Our aid is dispensed across the globe to anti-Americans of all sorts but American citizens are treated to higher taxes, crippling debt, the dogged pursuit of an educational system bound to create connoisseurs of mediocrity, the imposition of a health system, the costs of which are unsustainable, and has a lot less to do with health care and a lot more to do with spreading the tentacles of government over every aspect of our national life, the deliberate transformation of America from a country of aspiration into one of envy, the calculated exploitation of any racial division real or imagined for purely cynical political purposes, the abuse of power by using the IRS, the NSA and the Department of Justice as weapons against political enemies, dangerously lax immigration policies, the reckless endangerment to our security by attempting to transfer Muslim terrorist prisoners from Guantanamo to American soil, cooperation with the Muslim Brotherhood an Islamic supremacist organization which is black with menace and seeks our ruin, the shocking diminution of our military strength at the same time as Russia and China increase their capabilities, the hoax of catastrophic global warming, the destruction of a free-market economy and the middle-class, the reduction of our international credit rating, the exportation of talent and entrepreneurship, the importation of Mexican poverty, the immigration of tens of thousands of Muslims, whom it is impossible to vet, from failed states whose religious and political leaders regularly call for "Death to America", a baleful agreement with Iran, the world's largest sponsor of Islamic terror, the provisions of which are so lethal they should be considered as a crime against humanity and for our real allies the cold shoulder of indifference, neglect and, alas, in the case of our most intrepid ally, Israel, naked hostility.

"If you would hit the mark you must aim a little above it. Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth", wrote Longfellow but since Obama actually dislikes the country he is supposed to be leading and has as much use for "American Exceptionalism" as a chimpanzee has for a bowler hat and a pair of trousers it has been America's extreme misfortune that he could not even bring himself to flex the bow.

This year, as the tangerine glow of summer darkens into the russet hues of autumn we will have the chance to rescue the greatest experiment in freedom the world has ever seen, the last best hope of earth", from the anxious clutches of the treacherous, destructive, bullying tyranny of the Left and, at last, rid ourselves of the grievous, suppurating, malignant and poisonous national wound of Barack Hussein Obama's monstrous presidency before World War III is upon us.

"....Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State!
Sail on, O Union, strong and great!
Humanity with all its fears,
With all the hopes of future years,
Is hanging breathless on thy fate!
We know what Master laid thy keel,
What Workmen wrought thy ribs of steel,
Who made each mast, and sail, and rope,

What anvils rang, what hammers beat,

In what a forge and what a heat
Were shaped the anchors of thy hope!
Fear not each sudden sound and shock,
'T is of the wave and not the rock;
'T is but the flapping of the sail,
And not a rent made by the gale!
In spite of rock and tempest's roar,
In spite of false lights on the shore,
Sail on, nor fear to breast the sea!
Our hearts, our hopes, are all with thee,
Our hearts, our hopes, our prayers, our tears,
Our faith triumphant o'er our fears,
Are all with thee, — are all with thee!".....Longfellow