Thursday, October 3, 2013

An Alfred HItchock documentary on the Nazi Holocaust

Mr. Hitchcock made this documentary just after the end of World War II.  Six million Jews were tortured and murdered in the various concentration camps and elsewhere.  Five million other people were also tortured and murdered because they were homosexuals, or "enemies of the state," or retarded, etc.  This was the Holocaust perpetrated by Nazi Germany.

Hitchcock never did finish the project, partly because it was thought to be too difficult to watch.

But, we must never forget. 

The video is rather long but is worth every minute.  For today, anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head once again in many places around the world.  In most all Arab/Muslim countries, Jews are not allowed to enter much less live and work.  But even in countries such as France and Sweden and the United States anti-Semitism is growing. 

Thanks to Emma at The Underground UnBeliever for calling my attention to this video.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Gun Control - A Senatorial Wall of Shame

Gun control, largely because of the nasty machinations of the National Rifle Association, is a huge furball for this country.  Intelligent consideration as to how we might deal with the proliferation of deadly weapons in what we hope to be a peaceful society cannot take place without the frantic howling of the NRA and its minions.

And because the NRA has so much money and because the NRA has been able to buy so many of our politicians, we are unable to initiate or even discuss any laws related to gun control.  The NRA wants no controls whatsoever for any reason on any type of weapon.  The NRA, walking lockstep with the gun manufacturers, makes for a powerful lobbying group that pressures politicians in every section of our country.  It seems to be nigh impossible for a person to be elected to any office without bowing at the altar of the NRA.

That, however, is no excuse for our representatives to sell their souls.  If they are afraid of the NRA and vote against their consciences to gain the support of the NRA they should be in another line of work!

Gun control raises many questions:  Who should be allowed to own a gun?  What type of weapon is appropriate?  How many guns should one person have?  What kind of ammunition should be allowed?  Should weapons be concealed or carried openly?  Should convicted felons be allowed to own a gun?  What about those who have been judged to be mentally ill?

Then there's the problem of the Internet, where just about anyone for any reason can purchase a weapon and however much ammo as he or she so desires.

Thus the need for background checks!  What could possibly be wrong with checking the background of a person who asks to purchase a deadly weapon?  Such a check wouldn't weed out all the bad guys, but it just might stop a nut who decides it's time to get some guns and go kill a few people.

Unfortunately, 47 of those people sitting in the United States Senate disagree.  The senators listed below voted against background checks!  Thus they pay back the NRA for its largesse.

Here's the Senate Wall of Shame:

Lamar Alexander - R-Va
Kelly Ayote - R-NH
John Barrasso - R-Wyo
Max Baucus - D-Mont
Mark Begich - D-Alaska
Roy Blunt - R-Mo
John Boozman - R-Ark
Richard Burr - R-NC
Saxby Chambliss - R-Ga
Dan Coats -R-Ind
Tom Coburn - R-Okla
Thad Cochran - R-Miss
Bob Corker - R-Tenn
John Cornyn - R-Tx
Mike Crapo - R-Idaho
Ted Cruz - R-Tx
Mike Enzi - R-Wyo
Deb Fischer - R-Neb
Jeff Flake - R-Ariz
Lindsey Graham - R-SC
Chuck Grassley - R-Iowa
Orin Hatch - R-Utah
Heidi Heitkamp - D-N.D.
Dean Heller - R - Nev
John Hoeven - R-N.D.
James Inhofe - R-Okla
Johnny Isakson - R-Ga
Mike Johanns - R-Neb
Ron Johnson - R-Wis
Mike Lee - R-Utah
Mitch McConnell - R-Ky
Jerry Moran - R-Kan
Lisa Murkowski - R-Alaska
Rand Paul - R-Ky
Rob Portman - R-Ohio
Mark Pryor - D-Ark
Harry Reid - D-Nev
Jim Risch - R-Idaho
Pat Roberts - R-Kan
Marco Rubio - R-Fla
Tim Scott - R-SC
Jess Sessions - R-Alaska
Richard Shelby - R-Ala
John Thune - R-S.D.
David Vitter - R-La
Roger Wicker - R-Miss

Notice the Republicans dominate the list.  Unfortunately, the names of a few Democrats also appear.

Rick Perry - a truly dumb hypocrite

The governor of Texas, Rick Perry, who once suggested Texas might secede from the Union (which shows how dumb he is as secession is impossible), is now calling the implementation of the Affordable Care Act a "criminal" act!

The U.S. Congress passed the act, the president signed it and the U.S. Supremes (a majority of which are on the conservative side of things) declared it to be constitutional.  So what is criminal about it?  If Perry is right, then the Congress, the president and the Supreme Court are criminals.

But Perry, of course, is not right.  He's just plain dumb, dumb, dumb.  Unfortunately, he is just one of thousands of our public officials who are dumber than the proverbial doorknob!

He's also mean, vicious even.  One of every four people in Texas is uninsured.  It's the highest rate of uninsured people in the country!  But Perry has rejected he Affordable Care Act provisions for the people of his state.

Perry is not only dumb but a hypocrite!  At the same time he is calling the Affordable Care Act a criminal enterprise, Texas officials are working with the federal government to get $100 million in benefits from the ACA for their elderly!

If anyone is a criminal, it's Mr. Perry, who has violated his oath to serve all the people in the state of Texas, not just the rich and mighty!

And this clown says he loves Jesus!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Larry Klayman to force Obama's ouster on Nov. 19

You may not have heard of Larry Klayman in spite of the fact that he is a devious and devilish liar lurking in the far-right reaches of our political maelstrom.  He's a lawyer, the founder of the weird right-wing Judicial Watch and a columnist for the asinine World Net Daily.  The latter should tell you all you need to know about Mr. Klayman.

Klayman does not like President Obama.  He dislikes the president so much he will tell any lie or go to any length to try to drive Obama out of office.  The thought that Obama the usurper will remain in the White House until 2016 drives Klayman wild.

Back on September 16, writing for RenewAmerica (another far right-wing rag), Klayman said this:

"On Sept. 11, 2013, a dangerous and viral strain of Muslims invaded Washington, D.C., to march and declare victory over Christians and Jews and to otherwise thumb their noses at everyone who does not believe in allah [sic.]"

Well, whatever it was, it wasn't a very successful march, because, as Klayman noted, "only 30 or so had the 'courage' to actually appear on the streets of D.C., having been surrounded by a horde of 'Rolling Thunder' Harley Davidson motorcycle riders, and despite the fact that the Muslims secured a permit and the motorcyclists were denied one by Barack Hussein Obama's National Park Service..."

It is time, claims Klayman, that "we Christians, Jews, people of faith and all true patriots say enough is enough and ourselves, in a very real way, 'Occupy Washington' to cleanse the nation of the half-Muslim, anti-white, socialist fraud in the White House before the nation goes under for the final count."

When I read crap like this I realize once again that the distance between people like Klayman and the Nazis is very, very small.

But Klayman is just getting started.  In spite of the "growing list of 'phony' Obama scandals, ranging from Benghazi-gate, to IRS-gate, to Navy SEAL Team VI-gate, to Fast and Furious-gate, to NSA-gate, to name just a few, it is clear that our elected representatives do not have the will or courage to remove the mullah-in-chief from office."

Not only so, but Obama has a "pro-Islamic desire to intervene to 'save' his radical Muslim al-Qaida 'freedom fighters' by bombing Syria."  So, we must act now!  And, claims KKKlayman, "Impeachment is not an option" because Congress will not take the ball and run with it.

Neither is our court system of much use.  "[...] there is no one on the bench who will stand up to the president" even though he has a phony birth certificate and lacks "having two American-born citizen parents as required by our Constitution."  The Constitution does not require the latter, as Klayman well knows, but he also knows that most of our citizens are ignoramuses and that he can get by with the lie!

Because the Congress and the judges will not deal with the problem of this "half-Muslim" in the White House, Klayman recommends "Freedom Watch's citizens' grand juries, which are indicting and trying political felons like Obama as we speak.  In this regard, a conviction is near in the case of the Obama for eligibility fraud.

"Once convicted, We the People will have the right to enforce this conviction and demand that Obama surrender himself to the people's system of justice or incarceration.  Will he do so voluntarily?  Obviously not!  His arrogance and disrespect for American law - just look at how his attorney general has flaunted it - and his apparent allegiance to Shariah law make this more than unlikely ...

"I therefore call upon all American patriots ... to converge on Washington.  Millions should stand in front of the White House and other national treasures and demand that Barack Hussein Obama leave.  If the Egyptians can do this with regard to another radical Muslim, former president Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, then can't we Americans do it with Obama?

"And, when we do converge on and 'Occupy Washington' in the millions on a date to be announced for the week before Thanksgiving, the people may think about chanting:  'Mr. President (to use the term loosely), put the Quran down, get up off your knees and come out with your hands up!'

Klayman says no shots will be fired and the "fraudster" Obama "who stole the presidency" and has greatly harmed this country "will finally know that his time has come to leave his perverted, Islamic concept of Mecca, our nation's hallowed capital."

He does not advocate violence, claims KKKlayman, but Obama "would be well advised to ride off into his Islamic sunset, link up with 72 virgins and party on at his expense - not ours."

Well, Obama was indicted on Sept. 18 by a citizens' grand jury in Ocala, Florida, and he was convicted of fraud - the use of a fraudulent birth certificate to prove he was eligible for the office of the presidency.  A citizens' judge gave him 10 years and the president was ordered to surrender.

But, says Klayman, Obama hasn't and won't surrender.  He'll "attempt to hide behind the iron fences of the White House, perhaps cowering under his desk for fear that the people will rise up and demand his ouster."

On November 19, KKKlayman wants "millions of Americans who have been appalled and disgusted by Obama's criminality - his Muslim, socialist, anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, anti-white, pro-illegal immigrant, pro-radical gay and lesbian agenda - among other outrages' to show up in the capital and demand that Obama resign or go to jail!

KKKlayman thinks Obama is running our founder's ideals into the ground.  He's even worse than ol' King George III.  "King George III may have been a greedy 'control freak,' but at least he was a Christian," says Mr. Klayman.  Now "The United States is being run by a Muslim bent on furthering an Islamic caliphate who seeks to destroy our spirituality and the body politic of our Judeo-Christian roots."

Several observations:

Klayman is neither stupid nor ignorant.  He has to know that President Obama is none of the things Klayman has accused him of being.  He has to know that Obama is not Muslim but Christian and a  man who takes his faith seriously and tries to live according to the admonitions of Scripture.  He also has to know that Obama's birth certificate is as valid as any birth certificate can be.  Furthermore, there's no cause to call Obama anti-Semitic for there's no evidence of any kind for such a claim.  The claim that he's "anti-white" is laughable!  Obama's half-white!  How could he love half of himself and hate the other half?

To say that the president has a "pro-illegal immigrant, pro-radical gay and lesbian agenda" says more about KKKlayman than Obama.

All of which means that Klayman is the worst of the worst.  He is a man who would demean a president duly elected by the American people; a man who is far from perfect, but has worked hard to help the country revive itself after eight years of war which involved profligate spending, a financial system run amok by virtue of not being regulated, a recession derived from cutting taxes on the wealthy and allowing Wall Street to destroy the housing industry with its financial shenanigans.

What drives someone like Klayman to perpetrate such evil?  Is it possible that he hates Obama so much because Obama is not only only half-white but also half-black?

Jon Stewart The Daily Show Rockin' Shutdown Eve

We Just Don't Care

Thanks to Crooks & Liars.

House of Turds

We've Had Enough Tea!!!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Only Crazy People and Tea Party Crackpots Burn Down Their Own Houses

It's one thing to burn down your own house.  Granted, you have to be crazy to do it, or perhaps merely a criminal.

But to burn down a village takes the mentality of a sociopath.

If you want a vision of that kind of mentality, take a close look at Ted Cruz reading Dr. Seuss on the Senate floor and listen to his 21 hour of rambling verbal pomposity, filled with lies.  And then look at the cult of congressmen and congresswomen marching lockstep behind him.

Mr. Cruz seems to have no problem burning down his house, the United States of America.  Although it raises the question as to why someone would want to be a United States senator when he hates his country and democracy so much?  If he hates the government so much why would he want to be part of it?  Burning down the house, i.e., shutting down the government has drastic negative implications for millions of American citizens, the same people who by a majority voted Mr. Obama to be president for a 2nd term; who rallied behind his cry for healthcare reform; and who elected representatives which created and passed the Affordable Care Act.  Mr. Cruz must hate all of them, too.

He's not only a demagogue but a dictator in training.  He does not agree with, nor care about, nor accept a democratic country and a democratic government. printed a story today about the noted economist, Paul Krugman.  Krugman had some angry words for those Republicans who would hold the country hostage in order to get their way relative to government spending and the debt ceiling.

A shutdown of the government would be devastating to our economy "still reeling from recession."

But worse is the damage inflicted on the world allowing the country to go into default "because of a refusal to raise the debt ceiling."  Here's what Krugman said:

"Hitting the ceiling would force a huge, immediate spending cut, almost surely pushing America back into recession.  Beyond that, failure to raise the ceiling would mean missed payments on existing U.S. government debt.  And that might have terrifying consequences ...  [because] ... Financial markets have long treated U.S. bonds as the ultimate safe asset...Now suppose it became clear that U.S. bonds weren't safe, that America couldn't be counted on to honor its debts after all.  Suddenly, the whole system would be disrupted."

And such a disruption would create financial havoc around the world!

House Republicans led by dictator Cruz, are ready to shut down the world in order to recall a law dutifully enacted through the democratic process.  Let's say that President Obama gave in to their demands.  What would they want next?  Would they demand that all sitting federal judges who are Democrats be replaced by Republicans?  Would they demand that DOMA be reinstated as the law of the land, that contraception be outlawed, that Christianity become the religion of the country, that we bomb Iran or Syria or any other country they dislike?  Where would it end?

Finally, some questions:  Are there any adults working in the House of Representatives?  Do any members of the House of Representatives have an IQ over 70?  Are there any patriots left? 

If our system is so dysfunctional, so broken, that the adults in Congress cannot override the stupidities of the crazies we are in deep ca-ca!  For the crazies not only want to burn down their own house but houses all over the world!

Hillary Cllinton - our first lesbian president?

Just when you think the crazies can't get any crazier, we get something like this from Bryan Fischer, spokesman for the America Family Association.  He believes Hillary is "too old" and "too saggy" to be elected president, but if she were...well, she would be our first lesbian president!

Thanks to

Dr. Arieh Eldad's True Story

 The Hadassah Ein Kerem University Hospital

I was instrumental in establishing the Israeli National Skin Bank, which is the largest in the world. The National Skin Bank stores skin for every day needs as well as for war time or mass casualty situations.

This skin bank is hosted at the Hadassah Ein Kerem University hospital in Jerusalem where I was the Chairman of plastic surgery.

This is how I was asked to supply skin for an Arab woman from Gaza , who was hospitalized in Soroka Hospital in Beersheva, after her family burned her.  Usually, such atrocities happen among Arab families when the women are suspected of having an affair.

We supplied all the needed Homografts for her treatment. She was successfully treated by my friend and colleague, Prof. Lior Rosenberg and discharged to return to Gaza . She was invited for regular follow-up visits to the outpatient clinic in Beersheva.

One day she was caught at a border crossing wearing a suicide belt.  She meant to explode herself in the outpatient clinic of the hospital where they saved her life. It seems that her family promised her that if she did that, they would forgive her.

This is only one example of the war between Jews and Muslims in the Land of Israel . It is not a territorial conflict. This is a civilizational conflict, or rather a war between civilization & barbarism.

Dr Arieh Eldad

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Health Care Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Obamacare Explained in Two Minutes

This video was put together by Sarah Kliff of the Washington Post to explain how Obamacare is going to work when the new insurance exchanges open for enrollment on October 1.