Israel is one of the most advanced countries in the world.

They are leaders in technology, science, medicine and they have one of the strongest economies in the world.

Furthermore they have a military and an intelligence agency that is world renowned both for its power and its effectiveness.

However there is apparently one thing they are lousy at:

Carrying out a Holocost on the arabs.

We hear over and over again from our friends on the left that Israel is an apartheid state, that they during wars against Hamas target civilians and that they are out to exterminate the arabs and we are repeatedly told that this is the case. In fact when I tweeted out this link concerning Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad’s anti Israel tweets that came to light

It prompted this completely expected response.

The problem with this argument is the same one I mentioned a few years back:

So consider, if we are to believe the Arabs who are claiming on twitter, Facebook , in the Arab media and in front of every western camera that is put in front of them that Israel is deliberately targeting Palestinian civilians since day 1 , we have to conclude that the Israeli Army and Air Force, given a full week, are less efficient killers than 50 British soldiers armed with bolt-action rifles, introduced when Grover Cleveland was President of the United States, were in 15 minutes.

General Dyer, the dead of Amritsar and simple logic call such claims a nonsensical lie.

How is it possible that Israel, a country so adept and successful at just about everything they do, can’t manage to exterminate a people that can’t match them in armament, will to fight, tactics etc etc etc.

The logical conclusion is the reason Israel hasn’t exterminated the palestinians is they aren’t trying to now, haven’t tried to in the past and have no plans to do so in the future.

The bottom line is if Israel wanted the Palestinians dead, they would be.

While if the palestinians had the power of Israel, there would not be a jew alive in the entire country.

This is reality and no amount of spin will make it otherwise.

I’m not sure why, since I don’t subscribe, but this NYT piece popped up in my news alerts on August 10:

Stress Over Family Finances Propelled Hillary Clinton Into Corporate World

Indeed, stress over family finances is what propels people into the ‘corporate world’; it’s what’s known as getting a job.

What follows should have the World’s Smallest Violin (WSV™) playing the world’s saddest song as background music:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Losing the governor’s race here in 1980 so shattered a young Bill Clinton that he could not face his supporters, so he sent his wife around to thank campaign workers instead. He later gathered with close friends for dinner but quietly sulked, playing the country song “I Don’t Know Whether to Kill Myself or Go Bowling” on the jukebox.

I don’t know whether to laugh or barf, but Bill should have torn himself away from the jukebox and personally thanked every supporter present. They had spent time and shed sweat and tears on his campaign.

But his wife had a more pressing concern: money. The ousted governor needed a job,

It just never crossed his mind that he could lose? And he had plenty of prospects – he had been a Rhodes Scholar and had a law degree from Yale; it’s not like the IHOP was the only choice. And guess what? There are people happily working at the IHOP!

the family needed a place to live,

There were no rental vacancies in the entire state of Arkansas?

and moving out of the governor’s mansion meant losing the help they had as they raised their 9-month-old daughter, Chelsea.

Because offering “the help” more money and better hours was out of the question?

The morning after the election, Hillary Clinton worked the phones from the mansion, calling wealthy friends and asking for help.

My wealthy friends know me as a responsible, self-reliant person that would not be “asking for help” under such circumstances.

Which is probably why we’re still friends.

Continuing,

Mr. Clinton was of little use as he fixated on voters’ rejection.

Useless putz. Or so are we led to believe, since it favors Future POTUS Hillary to be shown as wearing the pants in the family.

And for the first time, friends said, Mrs. Clinton glimpsed fragility in the future she had moved to Arkansas to pursue. She worried about saving for Chelsea’s college, caring for her aging parents,

You can hear a focus group being asked, “what are your financial concerns for the future, little people?”, and the writer incorporating that answer (“my kid’s college bills, my aging parents”) into her article, but here comes the punch line (wait for it)

and even possibly supporting herself

Again, she had prospects (see also Yale Law, Arkansas Bar Association). Punch line (emphasis added):

should the marriage or their political dreams dissolve.

Hmmm . . . is that the object of their marriage?

The article wouldn’t be half as ridiculous if it weren’t for this other August 10 story:

Judicial Watch today released 10 pages of new State Department records that include an email sent by State Department spokesman Brock Johnson alerting Cheryl Mills, Hillary Clinton’s then Chief of Staff, that a “significant” Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request had been made for records showing the number of email accounts used by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Over at The Atlantic (not exactly an arm of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, or VRWC™), David A. Graham actually engages in journalism and offers From Whitewater to Benghazi: A Clinton-Scandal Primer. Newly released emails show the complicated nature of ties between the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton-led State Department—and the high risk of conflicts of interest.

Graham looks at the private email server, Hillary’s State Department emails, Benghazi, the conflicts of interest, Huma, the speaking fees, the Clinton Foundation, and even the Bad Old Days,

What is it? Since the Clintons have a long history of controversies, there are any number of past scandals that continue to float around, especially in conservative media: Whitewater. Troopergate. Paula Jones. Monica Lewinsky. Travelgate.Vince Foster’s suicide. Juanita Broaddrick.

While the NYT plays the WSV™, The Atlantic is hitting with the anvil chorus.

There’s a good reason why Andrew Klavan calls the NYT “the former newspaper.”

Fausta Rodriguez Wertz writes on U.S, and Latin American politics, news, and culture at Fausta’s Blog.

Day two in denver began, after daily mass, and the interview I posted with Fr. Scott yesterday with a trip to the zoo.

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Alas the shuttle from the hotel doesn’t make it to the zoo but does make it to the city park where we can walk to the zoo from.

The park is beautiful but the problem is there are a ton of geese

Which makes for a fun game of dodge the geese droppings, but if you finish the game you eventually get to the zoo and meet with some delightful volunteers like this one

and of course interesting animals like the Komodo Dragon

After a hot walk back to our starting point we headed back to the hotel where Valery headed up to the room while I set up in the lobby to begin interviewing the people coming for Amplify School choice hosted by the Franklin Center and I spoke to and finally met Josh Kalb who invited me

and then we began interviews with my fellow attendees Steve Frank now with California political review: and facebook is here

He’s been doing this before there was a net to do it with

And Tom Balek whose site is Rockin’ on the right side

and yes he has a band to go with it.

After the reception I spoke with some old friends like Galts Girl Michelle Ray:

And new friends like Shelby Blakely whose blog is PolitiCulture Upstream

When I meet an intelligent young lady like Shelby I regret DaSons weren’t here along with DaWife.

And finally Sonja Harris who blogs all over Texas including at Texas GOP votes, Conservaties in action where she’s known as Red Sonja, and fights for the cause of life.

I have three cameras with me here but one look at her camera makes me jealous.

Several of them also sat for audio podcast interviews that you’ll have to listen to future podcasts to hear

I also ran into many old friends from Rob Eno to Bridget Fey and former Magnificent Seven writer AP Dillon and also Kira Davis who to my shock & hers has family in Fitchburg and would occasionally visit.

It was a great pleasure to see them and meet others and I really enjoyed having the chance to finally introduce DaWife to some of my net friends.

All were anxious to see what the Franklin Center had in store for us the next day, they would not be disappointed.


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