"ALL CAPS IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY IS NO VICE."

Monday, April 24, 2017

The allied forces during WW2 have to shoulder blame for not acting sooner

Benjamin Netanyahu made a crucial point about why the Holocaust happened:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday slammed western powers during his speech on Holocaust Remembrance Day, saying that Allied powers knew of the atrocities happening to Jews in death camps and had they have acted on that knowledge they would have saved the lives of four million Jews and millions of others.

The prime minister cited newly released documents from the UN that show the Allied forces were aware of the extent of the Holocaust in 1942 – two and half years earlier than previously assumed.

It was a “chilling revelation,” Netanyahu said.

“If the powers in 1942 had acted against the death camps — and all that was needed was repeated bombing of the camps — had they acted then, they could have saved four million Jews and millions of other people,” he said at the official state Yom HaShoah ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.

“When terrible crimes were being committed against the Jews, when our brothers and sisters were being sent to the furnaces,” he said, “the powers knew and did not act.”

According to Netanyahu, the Holocaust was the result of three elements coming together: a deep hatred of the Jews, global apathy to the horrors that occurred, and “the terrible weakness of our people in the Diaspora.”

Anti-Semitism had not disappeared, and neither was it likely to in the foreseeable future, he said. It was made worse by Iran and the Islamic State, he added. This was to be the only mention of the Islamic republic in his speech, a marked departure from previous years in which he would single out Iran several times.

Global indifference was still alive today too, Netanyahu said.
Yes, and that indifference is exactly what's turned several areas in Europe into hellholes, as self-hating European politicians turn against their own populations. It's considerable damage that's going to take ages to repair, and until then, the chances of another world war are very possible.

Here's more about Netanyahu giving a stern warning Islamofascist countries like Iran.

Emmanuel Macron attacked Jewish schools

Since we're talking about the French election, any Jews in France who overlook this disturbing news from several months ago, which did cause some anger, will be making a big mistake:
French presidential hopeful and former Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron sparked an uproar in the French Jewish community, following the publication of an interview earlier this month of an interview touching upon religious schools in France.

[...] Speaking with Marianne earlier this month, Macron warned of the influence of religion in French schools generally and decrying Jewish schools for emphasizing the Torah.

“It is very important to maintain neutrality in the public sector,” Macron said. “Religion cannot be present in school. But I hear few people becoming concerned by the consequences of this phenomenon, [with] more and more children being sent to religious schools which teach them to hate the Republic and teach mainly in Arabic, or,” Macron added, “in other places [Jewish schools] teach the Torah more than general studies.”
That kind of talk could easily suggest Jewish schools are no different than Muslim schools. Far from it, and most Jewish schools in France have some of the best students in various other subjects too. That Macron would make such a superficial claim only does more damage, and puts his sincerity further in doubt. Here's some of the French language interviews on Marianne and La Croix.

Since we're on the subject, the UK Telegraph says Macron would also be bad for Brexit:
Barring an unforeseen electoral earthquake, the centrist Emmanuel Macron now looks set fair to become the next president of France in two weeks’ time.

As the leader of one of the EU’s two most powerful nations, Mr Macron will have a key role in formulating the European Union’s attitude to Brexit when talks get underway after the UK’s General election on June 8.

Theresa May has been clear that she does not want the EU or the euro to unravel - a near-certainty were Marine Le Pen to win the Elysee Palace - but while a Macron presidency brings stability, the 39-year-old former banker has promised to drive a hard bargain with Britain.
Worse is the hard bargain he'll drive with his own country, since his positions on safety and security for the public are uncertain.

And, if it matters, what about his affair and marriage with a former teacher of his, Brigitte Trogneux, when he was 16 years old, at a time when he was still underage and she was in her late 30s? His defense for this was:
“Nobody would call it unusual if the age difference was reversed,” he said. “People find it difficult to accept something that is sincere and unique.”
No, he's missing the point. In the USA, if an older teacher has an affair with a student who's under 18, it's considered illegal, and she would've been arrested and charged for violating statutory laws. The same goes for if a male teacher did the same with an underage girl. So what's his point? What he's done is an embarrassment, even if it's nothing compared to his fishy policies on security for the country and combating terrorism, which he doesn't seem to have a clue what to do about.

Marine Le Pen makes it to 2nd round of French election, with Emmanuel Macron as rival

The results of the first round are in, with some results giving Le Pen nearly 4 percent more in results than Emmanuel Macron. I'll have to admit, it's a shame that Francois Fillon didn't make it, because Macron's proven himself untrustworthy already.

Yet Fillon, in his defeat, isn't making a good impression upon himself, if, according to the reports I've seen, he said he'd support Macron in the second round. Does Fillon actually believe in his own platform, or doesn't he? Yes, I think it's idiotic to just go and throw support behind somebody who's bound to be an extension of Hollande's own disastrous government.

For now, we have to hope Marine Le Pen can win the presidency on the second round, and that nobody will be fooled by Macron's own deceptions.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

TERRORIST ATTACK IN LONDON'S WESTMINSTER NEIGHBORHOOD LEAVES 3 VICTIMS DEAD

Even Britain's still in serious danger of jihadism, as today's horrible incident just proved. The Irish Times has the following:
Four people, including a police officer, two pedestrians and a knifeman have been killed in what police described as a “terror incident” at Westminster in London.

The attacker, armed with two large knives, mowed down pedestrians with his car on Westminster Bridge, including schoolchildren, then rushed at the gates in front of the Houses of Parliament, stabbing a policeman before he was shot by armed officers.

Scotland Yard said the attack in London, which took place on the first anniversary of attacks on Brussels, was being treated “as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise”.

The attacker, described by one witness as an Asian man in his 40s, ran over several pedestrians as he drove a grey Hyundai i40 across Westminster Bridge at about 2.45pm before crashing it into railings. He then ran through the gates of the Palace of Westminster and stabbed the officer.

Eyewitnesses said he was shot at least three times by police as he approached a second officer with the knife. He died later in hospital.

At least 10 patients, including three French teenagers on a school visit to London, were treated on Westminster Bridge, London Ambulance Service said.
Even in the UK, French have been victimized. These students are lucky to have survived.

Note that in Britain, "Asian" can allude to people of Arabic/Pakistani background. So we know who the culprit could've been, and he should go straight to hell for what he did.

Update: more news on Hot Air.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Mental Patients Complain of Panic Attacks and Insomnia Because of President Trump

These people need to get a life.

Here, "'TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME: It's Really a Thing...'":
I think folks should just tune it out, live life. Read a book or something. Go to the movies. Go swimming. Have a glass of wine and talk to your kids. Sheesh. I teach politics for a living. I know there's lots more to life than stressing over the president.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

MARINE LE PEN BRAVELY REFUSED TO WEAR HEADSCARF AT LEBANESE MUFTI'S HQ

The lady candidate for French presidency did something the female dhimmis in Sweden wouldn't do: she refused to wear a hijab during a visit to a Lebanese mufti, and ideally cancelled the meeting with him too:
French far-right National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen canceled a meeting on Tuesday with Lebanon's grand mufti, its top cleric for Sunni Muslims, after refusing to wear a headscarf for the encounter.

Le Pen, among the frontrunners for the presidency, is using a two-day visit to Lebanon to bolster her foreign policy credentials nine weeks from the April 23 first round, and may be partly targeting potential Franco-Lebanese votes.

Many Lebanese fled to France, Lebanon's former colonial power, during their country's 1975-1990 civil war and became French citizens.

After meeting Christian President Michel Aoun - her first public handshake with a head of state - and Sunni Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri on Monday, she had been scheduled to meet the Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Derian

He heads the Dar al-Fatwa, the top religious authority for Sunni Muslims in the multireligious country.

"I met the grand mufti of Al-Azhar," she told reporters, referring to a visit in 2015 to Cairo's 1,000-year-old center of Islamic learning. "The highest Sunni authority didn't have this requirement, but it doesn't matter.

"You can pass on my respects to the grand mufti, but I will not cover myself up," she said.

The cleric's press office said Le Pen's aides had been informed beforehand that a headscarf was required for the meeting and had been "surprised by her refusal".
Oh, sure, I'll bet they were surprised. It's more likely they were enraged underneath she wouldn't kowtow to their demands she demean herself and grovel before the mufti. And she shouldn't adhere to a dress code imposed by Haredi extremists like Satmar either. Whatever her motivations for visiting that mufti, she did the right thing by not meeting him in the end. If he demanded women not be themselves, then he doesn't deserve the dignity of a visit by a politician from a civilized society. Le Pen was brave to refuse, and did the right thing not to grovel.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

KNESSET PASSES A LAW TO PROTECT JEWISH NEIGHBORHOODS IN JUDEA/SAMARIA

The Knesset's passed a special bill to legalize a lot of the neighborhoods that the MSM has the gall to call "settlements":
The Knesset on Monday evening passed the controversial outpost regulation bill that will allow the government to retroactively grant permits to contested Judea and Samaria communities. Following a long, stormy session, 60 lawmakers voted in favor of the bill, and 52 voted against it.
This is the good part. Trouble is, it won't be without opposition from the usual suspects:
The new Judea and Samaria Settlement Regulation Law has already been challenged, as several leftist groups have announced they will petition the High Court of Justice to strike it down.
Which is shameful, of course. Especially if the court intends to take a pre-determined standing in their favor. For now, this is great news, and everybody who upholds the new bill should let their voices be known.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

WITH TRUMP NOW PRESIDENT, LET'S HOPE ISRAELI RELATIONS CAN IMPROVE

Let's also hope this can convince European countries, for example, of why they too need to change their ways. For now, Israeli leaders are congratulating Donald Trump on his ascension to presidency:
Israel’s leaders congratulated Donald Trump on his inauguration as US President and expressed excitement at working with him to strengthen the US-Israel relationship.

Israel’s political leaders expressed their congratulations to Donald Trump who was inaugurated as President of the United States on Friday.

“Congrats to my friend President Trump,” tweeted Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday before the onset of the Jewish Sabbath in Israel. “Look fwd to working closely with you to make the alliance between Israel & USA stronger than ever.”

Israel’s Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer echoed Netanyahu’s remarks. “Congratulations President Trump! Israel looks forward to working with you to make the US-Israel alliance greater than ever.”

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon shared his view in a statement that Trump’s presidency not only presented an opportunity to strengthen the US-Israel relationship but also to improve Israel’s standing in the United Nations.

“A true friend of Israel will enter the White House today,” Danon said. “After the shameful resolution that was adopted by the Security Council, Israel looks forward to strengthening our most important alliance and leading together towards a new era at the UN.”
And let's hope the UN is defunded, even by European countries. There's no use in wasting valuable tax money on such a repellent, dishonest organization.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

IT FLOPPED LIKE A FAILED SOUFFLE

Israel's diplomats say that the phony peace conference in Paris is the failure it truly is:
The Paris peace summit, despite concern that it could end with another damaging anti-Israel resolution, turned out “flat as a failed souffle,” Israeli Foreign Ministry Spokesman Emanuel Nahshon said.

The conclusion of Sunday’s Mideast peace conference in Paris urged Israelis and Palestinians to “officially restate their commitment to the two-state solution.” It also warned both sides against taking one-sided actions that could hurt talks, an apparent reference to Israeli settlement building in eastern Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.

Despite concern in Israel that the conference could end with another damaging resolution against the Jewish state, nothing of the sort occurred. Earlier in the day, US Secretary of State John Kerry – who had defended the Obama administration’s abstention from UN Security Council Resolution 2334, condemning Israeli settlements and had led the failed Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations – assured Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the US would oppose any further resolutions based on conclusions at the summit.
Oh, like we should take anything Kerry says at face value. Most certainly not. Besides, even if this is the last of this atrocity for now, it's not like Kerry and Obama aren't likely to cause more trouble after they leave office.

That said, it's apparent that the opposition to the conference had some effect, including the US Congress' own condemnation and bills to cut funding to the UN.
Nonetheless, the summit, with the participation of over 70 countries, ended with a message to Israel as well as to the incoming US administration that the only viable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to international opinion, is a two-state solution.

“The two-state solution is still the objective of the international community for the future,” French President Francois Hollande said. “With this conference I wanted to inscribe the two-state solution on the international agenda.”
Such big talk from somebody who already alienated much of the public with his disastrous security steps. It's worth noting that a few countries didn't even officially attend, and:
The final declaration also included criticism of incitement and “terror,” an apparent reference to Palestinian attacks. And some of the pro-Palestinian language in an earlier draft was removed after diplomats huddled in Paris.

The incoming US administration did not take part in the meeting, nor did it immediately comment on its final statement. President-elect Donald Trump had expressed disagreement with the conference.

Apparently in deference to the Trump team, the UK delegation did not include any senior-level officials.

Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon dismissed Sunday’s conference, tweeting that it was “flat as a failed soufflé.”

“A big show is no replacement for direct negotiations between the parties,” he said.
For once, Britain did something positive, and I think Russia also abstained from attendance. Thankfully, the backlash did have some effect, though there's still a long way to go, even now that Trump's been elected.

EVEN IF IT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL, PARIS PSEUDO-PEACE CONFERENCE WAS STILL OFFENSIVE

The "peace" conference held in Paris may have ended earlier than expected, but it was still very awful, and did as much a disfavor to Europeans as it did to Israelis and Americans:
Instead of convening a summit on the ongoing civil war in Syria, or the migrant crisis threatening Europe, or the rampant anti-Semitism plaguing its own country, France on Sunday held a convention attended by over 70 nations to affirm the international community’s commitment to creating a Palestinian state.

At the end of the farcical display, and with neither Israel nor the Palestinian Authority in attendance, the Paris summit representatives released a brief concluding declaration unanimously agreed to after negotiations between the countries.

Reports here credited Israeli diplomats with helping to water down the anti-Israel language of the final declaration, calling the text a “significant weakening” and “less harsh than was initially expected.”
Nevertheless, it was still one of the worst acts of hostility a dhimmi government/politician could pull on anybody. But it's fortunate that both Israel's efforts and those of the US Congress helped persuade all involved to let it go sooner than expected, for now. Francois Hollande is still a very bad lot, even though he's leaving his post of president.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Graham and Cruz introduce bill to block US funding to UN, and GOP issues letter in support of moving embassy to Jerusalem

The Wash. Examiner reports that senators Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham are forwarding a new bill to cut funding for the UN, which doesn't need anyone's money:
The United States taxpayer must stop paying into the United Nations until it reverses its vote condemning Israel's occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, two top senators said Thursday.

Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, appeared together on MSNBC about a new bill introduced Thursday that would block taxpayer dollars from going toward the U.N. Graham said the resolution passed last month, which the United States abstained from, was a step too far in attacking Israel and it must be undone.

"Twenty-two percent of the money to fund the U.N. comes from the American taxpayer. I don't think it's a good investment for the American taxpayer to give money to an organization that condemns the only democracy in the Middle East,"
he said.

Reports indicate the U.S. gives about $8 billion to the U.N. every year in voluntary and mandatory payments.
The UN hasn't been a good investment for decades. Billions of dollars wasted for years, and it's time to stop giving them taxpayer money they don't deserve.

The Republicans have also been putting together a special letter in support of moving the embassy to Jerusalem as quickly as possible:
House Republicans are passing around a letter expressing support for “swift action” by the incoming Trump administration to relocate America’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to a copy obtained by The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

The letter, which has not yet obtained any signatures, is addressed to the president-elect’s transition team in Trump Tower, indicating the caucus’s intent to send it before Donald Trump’s inauguration next week.

“Moving the embassy will strengthen the unique alliance between Israel and the United States and send a clear message to the world that we support Israel in recognizing Jerusalem as its eternal capital,” the letter reads.

“This action is all the more urgent in light of the anti-Israel Resolution 2334, adopted by the United Nations Security Council on December 23, 2016,” it continues. “The resolution invites renewed diplomatic hostility and economic warfare against Israel, and we must act urgently to mitigate its consequences and to reaffirm our steadfast commitment to Israel.”
The Post also says that:
While previous presidents from both parties have promised to move the embassy while campaigning, they have all backed down from their vows in fear that it would prompt an intifada in the Palestinian territories and turmoil elsewhere.
That's not the only reason. It's also because presidents like Clinton, Obama and even Bush didn't want to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capitol. In any case, any Islamofascist who resorts to violence over this is only invalidating their positions even more than they already are. And that's a point all concerned must make, ditto the fact that serious penalties must be taken against all violent offenders, and for now, deterring actions must be taken too.

FRANCOIS HOLLANDE PLANS TO HARM ISRAEL ANEW ON HIS WAY OUT, MUCH LIKE OBAMA

Who's practically given Hollande his blessing to do what he'll be doing next Sunday. Anne Bayefsky talks about the French government's upcoming attack on Israel, which they're even doing at the expense of the French public:
On January 15, 2017, with only five days left after 2,917 days in office, President Barack Obama is planning once again to feed Israel to the international wolves. The move is intended to tie the hands of President Donald Trump and is a direct repudiation of the will of the American electorate who rejected Obama’s calamitous foreign policy and a repeat performance by his secretary of state.

On Sunday, France is scheduled to hold an international conference to unleash an international mob on Israel. The meeting is taking place with Obama’s direct connivance. Seventy-states have been lined up to impose their preferences on the Middle East’s only democracy. Israelis are still dying in Israeli streets after seventy years of unending Arab terror – and the folks sitting in Paris munching on croissants know best how to protect Israeli national security.

The bare-faced power-grab by France and its Arab allies – with the blessing of President Obama – raises unavoidable questions: Who will attend? If they attend, how senior a representative will be sent by the main players on the Security Council: the U.S., Russia, and the United Kingdom? Will attendees sign on to an outcome document imperiling Israel that is already circulating? Will the Middle East Quartet – composed of the U.S., the EU, Russia and the UN – approve of the outcome document? Will a UN Security Council subsequently approve of the outcome document before January 20, 2017?
Any country's leaders who say they're against the UN resolution but attend anyway and give their backing to the policies started at the UN is not showing any remorse for what they started. President-elect Trump should respond, and Congress should by all means do more to send a message. The European politicians doing this cannot be allowed to go without getting admonished for taking steps that pose a danger as much to Europe's own population as they do to Israel's.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Horror in Jerusalem! Four Israeli Soldiers Massacred in Jihad Truck Attack (VIDEO)

Cross-posted from American Power, "Four Israeli Soldiers Slaughtered in Jerusalem Jihad Truck Attack (VIDEO)."

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The jihad truck attack is the new hip mode of jihad massacre.

And it's no surprise we're seeing this massacre just two weeks after the Berlin jihad attack.

On Twitter:


Saturday, January 07, 2017

GOP CONDEMNS UN, BUT SOME DEMOCRATS VOTE AGAINST THE RESOLUTION

The Republicans in Congress have issued their resolution condemning the UN for their anti-Israel/settlement vote:
Israel’s UN ambassador lauded a bipartisan measure, overwhelmingly approved by the House of Representatives, that rebukes the UN for criticizing Israeli “settlements,” adding that he’s looking forward to working with the incoming Trump administration.

American lawmakers voted 342-80 on Thursday for a non-binding resolution that declares unwavering support for Israel and insists that the US reject any future actions at the UN that are similarly “one-sided and anti-Israel.”

The House action was taken in response to the Obama administration’s abstention in the passing of Resolution 2334 at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) last month, which condemns Israeli “settlements” – i.e. Jewish communities in eastern Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria – as an obstacle to a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The UN resolution essentially endorsed the Palestinian position by calling for the pre-1967 lines to serve as the reference point for final borders. According to the new measure, Resolution 2334 “undermines the prospect for Israelis and Palestinians resuming productive, direct negotiations” and should be “repealed or fundamentally altered.”
But did all Democrats actually back the condemnation along with the GOP? Unfortunately, as the following text from a Republican Jewish Coalition newsletter reveals, a certain portion refused to join:
Washington D.C. – Last night, House Republicans overwhelmingly voted in support of a resolution reaffirming the United States’ commitment to Israel after President Obama turned his back on our closest ally. In the past, a resolution like this would have sailed through with near unanimous support, but once again Democrats showed they are no longer the party for pro-Israel Jews.

Despite House Republicans’ efforts to achieve full bi-partisan support for the pro-Israel resolution, 76 Democrats voted against it.

The least surprising vote against the resolution was Representative Keith Ellison’s. It’s clear that Ellison, a leading candidate to head the Democratic National Committee, and endorsed by establishment Democrats like Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, will continue the anti-Israel policies of President Obama, which alienate and wrongly pressure the one true democracy in the Middle East.

"Five years ago, Democrats on the floor of their convention booed a pro-Israel resolution, and yesterday 76 Democrats in the House voted against another pro-Israel resolution. Today's Democrat Party is no longer a home for pro-Israel voters. The Republican Party is." - Matt Brooks, RJC Executive Director

Democrat Nay Votes

Bass
Beyer
Bishop (GA)
Blumenauer
Blunt Rochester
Bustos
Butterfield
Carbajal
Carson (IN)
Castro (TX)
Chu, Judy
Clark (MA)
Clay
Clyburn
Cohen
Connolly
Conyers
Davis, Danny
DeFazio
DeGette
DeLauro
DeSaulnier
Dingell
Doggett
Doyle, Michael F.
Ellison
Eshoo
Foster
Gabbard
Garamendi
Green, Al
Grijalva
Gutiérrez
Heck
Huffman
Jayapal
Johnson (GA)
Johnson, E. B.
Kaptur
Kelly (IL)
Kihuen
Kildee
Kuster (NH)
Larson (CT)
Lee
Lewis (GA)
Loebsack
Lowenthal
Lynch
McCollum
McGovern
McNerney
Meeks
Moore
Nolan
O'Rourke
Payne
Pelosi
Pingree
Pocan
Price (NC)
Schakowsky
Scott (VA)
Serrano
Slaughter
Speier
Swalwell (CA)
Takano
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Tonko
Tsongas
Waters, Maxine
Watson, Coleman
Welch
Yarmuth
Those are all people the sane crowd should stay far away from. But will all the Jewish community in the USA recognize what's wrong with them? There's no telling.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Megyn Kelly's Move to NBC Could Shake-Up the Cable News Landscape

Cross-posted from American Power.

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Following-up from earlier, "Megyn Kelly to Join NBC News."

I watched the "Kelly File" tonight, looking to catch the last of Ms. Megyn's appearances on Fox News. Unlike a lot of conservatives during the GOP primary (especially on Twitter), I wasn't critical of her. I liked her approach. I think Trump said some nasty things. I don't like him any less, but I don't think he shouldn't be called out from time to time.

In any case, it's going to be interesting at Fox News with Megyn gone. The network will be fine. The New York Times reported today that network executives have no plans to change the conservative programming that's made Fox the leader in cable news. That's good. On the other hand, I liked the more news/analysis feel of the 6:00pm hour (Pacific time) between O'Reilly and Hannity. Indeed, I always get a kick with how the "Kelly File" opens with "BREAKING TONIGHT!" It seems so urgent, heh.

In any case, at WaPo:


Megyn Kelly's wholly unsurprising decision to leave Fox News to join NBC leaves a void at the network where she spent the past 12 years, and perhaps nudges the cable news juggernaut in a new direction — while opening the door for media rivals.

Kelly confirmed her job change in a message Tuesday on Twitter after it was first reported by the New York Times.

Already a cable news star before the 2016 election cycle began, Kelly became a household name as she remained poised amid nasty attacks by Donald Trump, who objected to her line of questioning at the first Republican primary debate. Last January, Fox News's then-chairman, Roger Ailes, rejected Trump's demand that the network replace Kelly as a moderator of the second debate, even as the billionaire threatened to boycott the event — which he did.

When former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson accused Ailes of sexual harassment in a lawsuit in July, prompting 21st Century Fox to launch an investigation, Kelly shared her own claim of harassment by Ailes, who resigned later that month.

From then on, Kelly seemed to be viewed as a traitor by some Ailes loyalists who remained at Fox News. Sean Hannity called her a Hillary Clinton supporter in October. Bill O'Reilly criticized Kelly's decision to air dirty laundry in a book released in November.

“If somebody is paying you a wage, you owe that person or company allegiance,” O'Reilly told CBS News. “You don't like what's happening in the workplace? Go to human resources or leave. I've done that. And then take the action you need to take afterward if you feel aggrieved. There are labor laws in this country. But don't run down the concern that supports you by trying to undermine it.”

Kelly's departure from Fox News appeared inevitable. But now that it is here, it is worth considering the effect on cable news...
An interesting piece.

Keep reading.

At at the bottom tweet above, Ms. Megyn announces she leaving the network.

Friday, December 23, 2016

DAVID FRIEDMAN IS AN EXCELLENT CHOICE FOR US AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL

I wanted to comment on this, but haven't had time till now. Donald Trump's choice for USA ambassador to Israel is lawyer David Friedman, a strong supporter of Israel:
President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday he will nominate bankruptcy lawyer David Friedman as US ambassador to Israel — and pledged that the diplomat would work in the “eternal capital” of Jerusalem instead of Tel Aviv.

The president elects praised Friedman and said the lawyer would help the two countries cooperate on military and intelligence issues.

“As the United States’ Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman will maintain the special relationship between our two countries,” Trump said in a statement.

“His strong relationships in Israel will form the foundation of his diplomatic mission and be a tremendous asset to our country as we strengthen the ties with our allies and strive for peace in the Middle East.”
I fully agree on this. The plan to move the embassy to Jerusalem is another plus, if implemented, and if Friedman does his best to ensure it'll be done, he'll be a real hero.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Fireworks Blast Rips Through Market Outside Mexico City (VIDEO)

A spectacular explosion with horrific results.

Cross-posted from American Power, "At Least 32 Dead in Mexico Fireworks Market Explosion (VIDEO)."

At CNN, "Mexico explosion: 32 dead at fireworks market as search teams comb rubble."

That's a spectacular explosion, almost like a military bombing zone. Man.


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A HUGE MENORAH DISPLAY AT THE ISRAEL MUSEUM

Israel National News has a list of pictures from the Israel Museum of very old menorahs on special display for Hanuka.

Monday, December 19, 2016

9 PEOPLE MURDERED IN TRUCK ATTACK AT CHRISTMAS MARKET IN BERLIN

Another terrorist attack similar to the one last summer in Nice, France, has taken place this time in Germany:
At least nine people were killed and up to 50 injured when a truck ploughed into a crowd at a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday evening.

German police have arrested a suspect near the scene of the incident and are investigating whether he was the driver, German police said on Twitter.

A German police spokesman said the co-driver of the truck died in the incident.

[...] Television pictures from Berlin showed a large Scania truck standing amid debris near small wooden stalls that make up the “Christkindlmarkt”, of which there are several in Berlin at this time of year.
Once again, Angela Merkel's dhimmitude has wound up costing a terrible price that's only going to make the public in Germany very angry for all the damage and desecration her stingy politics have brought upon the country.