Archive for ◊ December, 2014 ◊

Jewish Ladies at Dinner
Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 | Author:

This one promulgates a stereotype about Jewish women at a restaurant… but it works well:

What did the waiter ask the group of dining Jewish mothers?

“Pardon me ladies, but is ANYTHING all right?”

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Greece Ready to Default on Debt?
Monday, December 29th, 2014 | Author:

More on the Economic Canary in the Coal Mine….  Greek Elections Are Making Europeans Feel Very Nervous:

The party argues that Greece can never recover unless it gets at least some debt forgiveness, something which neither the Eurozone nor the International Monetary Fund are inclined to give.

via Time 

 

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Things That Make You Say “Huh?”
Sunday, December 28th, 2014 | Author:

Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are going dead?

Why do banks charge a fee on “insufficient funds” when they know there is not enough money?

Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

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Obama’s Guide to Distortion
Friday, December 26th, 2014 | Author:

An interesting perspective:

One way of reinventing reality is to warp the meaning of words. No president in memory has waged such a war on the English language as has Barack Obama — changing the meaning of vocabulary to hide what he fears might otherwise be unpopular.

Take executive orders. He brags that he does not issue them as commonly as his predecessors, but that is only true because Obama has now renamed some of his executive orders presidential “memoranda.” Add up both categories, and no president in the last half-century has so frequently bypassed Congress to unilaterally make new or ignore existing laws…

The use of language to distort reality, the fables, and the contorted logic all result from a central fact: the way in which Obama and his cohort wish to fundamentally transform America is not where the majority of Americans wish to end up. Given that fact, Obama must find fantasies to mask reality — and do so by any means necessary.

via Fantasyland, U.S.A. | Works and Days.

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Hockey and Basketball
Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 | Author:

On Monday, we made it to Nationwide Arena to watch the Columbus Blue Jackets in a National Hockey League game.   Tuesday night, we visited the University of Dayton Arena to watch the Flyers demolish the Georgia Tech Honey Bees in college basketball.

Jackets vsPreds

UD vsGTech

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Weak Leadership
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 | Author:

From Victor Davis Hanson:

Obama had six years to offer a radical change in U.S. policy toward Cuba. But as in the case of his blanket amnesties, he held off in fear of popular disapproval. Only the fact that he will not face another election, combined with his egocentric desire for some sort of legacy, which he so far has not achieved, prompted his action. Executive orders are easy when the president no longer has to face elections.

From enforcing immigration law to dealing with the Iranians, the Obama generation’s mode is to take the path of least resistance, one designed to dovetail with the current therapeutic national mood. Our premodern enemies enjoy the pretensions of postmodern America, a sort of cowardice always contextualized by convoluted rationalization and high-minded platitudes.

The next two years will be as interesting as they are dangerous.

via The Timid Generation | National Review Online.

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Happy Chanukah
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 | Author:

A few photos from Chanukah celebration…

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Left Wing Jews Out of Touch
Monday, December 22nd, 2014 | Author:

This Hal Goodman is a great example of a left wing Jew out of touch with reality…  He appears to not realize that Jews are a minority.  Much smaller than the African-American population. Similar to many, he appears to greatly misunderstand cause and effect relationships:

What if American Jews faced the African-American experience in 2014? In many ways, blacks in America today face a similar reality to what Jews faced before the creation of Israel and life in America.

via What if American Jews faced the African-American experience in 2014? 

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Bankrupt Country? Start Selling Off Your Assets
Sunday, December 21st, 2014 | Author:

You may be familiar with the dire financial straits in Greece… one solution is to start selling off the islands

A Greek island – yours for the price of a London flat – Europe – World – The Independent.

 

Relations with Communist Countries
Saturday, December 20th, 2014 | Author:

Acquiescing to two communist countries on the same day… Perhaps that’s why they call him the Manchurian Marxist Moslem…

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