25 August 2011

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing—after they’ve tried everything else.

Winston Churchill

Remember, when Ronald Reagan was president
We also had Bob Hope and Johnny Cash still with us…
Now we have Obama, but no Hope and no Cash!!!!!

Ain’t it true?

Obituary-

In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of
Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some
2,000 years prior:

“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a
Permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until
The time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts
From the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for
The candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with
The result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal
Policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship.”

“The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of
History, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations
Always progressed through the following sequence:

From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage.”


The Obituary follows:

Born 1776, Died 2008 “It doesn’t hurt to read this several times”.
Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul ,
Minnesota , points out some interesting facts concerning the last
Presidential election:

Number of States won by: Obama: 19 McCain: 29
Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000 McCain: 2,427,000
Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million McCain: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama: 13.2 McCain: 2.1

Professor Olson adds: “In aggregate, the map of the territory McCain won was
Mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.

Obama’s territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income
Tenements and living off various forms of government welfare…”

Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the
“complacency and apathy” phase of Professor Tyler’s definition of democracy,
With some forty percent of the nation’s population already having reached
The “governmental dependency” phase.


If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal
Invaders called illegal’s – and they vote – then we can say goodbye to the
USA in fewer than five years.


Revolution (1991)

(1991) Dry Bones cartoon: Rebellion, Revolution, Communism, Soviet Union, Russia,
Today’s cartoon is from August 1991.

Twenty years ago this month, the world watched in disbelief at the takeover that brought about the unthinkable and incredible collapse of the Soviet Union.

So here we are twenty years later and the world is watching in disbelief at the takeovers that are bringing about the unthinkable and incredible collapse of the Arab dictators.

Which made me wonder about what revolution the world will be witnessing twenty years from now. …in August 2031?!!

. . .and about whether I’ll be doing a cartoon about it!

-Dry Bones- Israel’s Political Comic Strip Since 1973

Embroiled 

With the Arab Spring shaking the Middle East’s status quo, a new regional order is being born. As the recent attacks in Eilat and Be’er Sheva show, Israel is likely to pay a price. More

BY Lee Smith

The Nerve

The past few months there’s been a rash of chutzpah sightings—that is, lots of public uses of the Yiddish word, if not any more actual chutzpah than usual. The best part: It’s even being used correctly.

BY Michael Wex

More than one commentator criticizing Standard & Poor’s decision to downgrade the U.S. credit rating has accused the agency of chutzpah; a Supreme Court justice wrote a recent dissent describing the petitioners’ argument in a public finance case as an instance of the same quality, and a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination finds so much chutzpah in the incumbent’s behavior that she is impelled to use the word before she’s even learned to pronounce it. The past few months have seen a jump in chutzpah sightings—in public uses of the Yiddish word for nerve or audacity, if not in chutzpah itself, which has become so predictable a feature of public life that it now provokes weary resignation as often as outrage or fury. More

Kibbutz finds note from volunteer, Michele Bachmann  Bachmann, who is running for Republican US presidential nomination, has mentioned more than once her enjoyment on Negev Kibbutz Be’eri.

This is the man we can all thank for the personal computer and I hope you will all join me in wishing him good health and a רפואה שלמה. Steve Jobs resigns from Apple, Cook becomes CEO  Analysts do not expect Jobs’ resignation – which was more a question of when than if – to derail Apple’s fabled product-launch roadmap.

US congressman: Israel owes Turkey no apology  Allen West to ‘Post’: IDF action on ‘Mavi Marmara’ was justified; Barak’s apology to Egypt makes Israel look bad

Why are so surprised? The right kind of friend for Israel 
The liberal-leftist media in Israel has stooped to a new low in demonizing Glenn Beck before his “Restoring Courage” rallies. more here here and here

The American president and freedom for Jonathan Pollard  Exec-utive clemency is not merely the president’s privilege, it’s his solemn duty; US judicial process hijacked by a political agenda.

September should be a season for change Ten years ago, NGOs squandered an opportunity to promote universal human rights, now they have a chance to make up for past wrongs.

Is Palestine a ‘Phantom State’? Daniel Byman discusses the move toward statehood

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