Shavua Tov, The Open Forum 02.12.23

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    1. bill smith

      On a rainy Sunday afternoon, I think I’ll have some tea…. preferably Yorkshire Gold.

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            LOL!

            I get tipsy from an ounce of Smirnoff.
            My family thinks it’s hilarious.
            I don’t have that reaction to a couple of ounces of red wine.

            Why? No clue.

            BH, I don’t enjoy alcohol.

          2. Sapper 9

            I rarely drink and when I do, I never drink in excess; however, as a younger man I was a heavy drinker and I wish that was never the case.

          3. Proud Conservative Mom

            It’s very fascinating because @IsraelReader:disqus once quoted to me from the Gemara (Talmud) that describes women not enjoying alcohol.

            You came so very far.
            It’s the hardest to be kind to one’s self.
            Don’t let the thoughts of your former negative habits pull you down.
            It takes alot to discipline one’s self.

            You’re a very good person.
            I can glean this from your postings.

        1. bill smith

          I think the actual leaves are from Kenya, but this is the most popular brand in the UK…. and they know their tea.

      1. Sapper 9

        I like the Guinness stout, but, one is my limit, after that I no longer like the taste.

          1. Chief Mac

            Dang that I haven’t heard of. My wife wants me to take up beer making (she doesn’t drink beer or much of anything).

      1. Weary Traveler

        Just got home a little bit ago. I left Eddy and the gang a couple of treats. And a little present to little Sparrow which is an updated version of my Robert Smith meme. LOL

      1. AuntiE*TFL

        We fair well.

        Sleep has been elusive the last night or two. Maybe once we resolve the furniture issue it will improve.

        Speaking of furniture, have you ever ever ever had something arrive early. The delivery was three days early.😳😳

        How fair things in your abode?

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          I’m so very sorry that you’re having trouble sleeping still.
          Sigh…
          May Hashem grant you complete relief in every manner.

          Oh my goodness…
          Not furniture! 🤯🤯🤯
          How are you managing it?

          In addition to everything else, my back, neck, and shoulder pain started back up in earnest.

          I started aggressive PT three times a week.
          Friday was my first session.

          The herniated discs in my back and neck left me alone for two years.
          I used to require epidural injections on my back to alleviate the pain.

          I’m hoping I won’t have to do it again.

          BH, BH, BH, I AM ALIVE!
          😃😃😃🥰🥰🥰

          1. AuntiE*TFL

            We are managing by UncleE moving it behind our fence and wrapping it in heavy duty plastic. This evening and tomorrow will see us doing necessary work in the room. ProgenyE is going to provide his strong back tomorrow to setup the bed and anything else we need.

            Is it possible the cool damp weather has set off your disc issue??

            Did you BLT /I> (Bend, Lift, Twist) in some way to aggravate them?

            As you have had two years with no issue, maybe the PT will be all you require.

          2. Proud Conservative Mom

            That’s a very wise way to deal with it.

            I didn’t do anything physical to set it off.
            That’s the very bizarre part.
            I don’t do these things because they set off my abdominal chronic pain.
            Bending and lifting is out.

            I’m really praying that the PT is all that I will need.

    1. george linker

      All of nature thinks they are wrong. There is nothing in nature that is not on the menu of something else. That includes all animals.

      1. Chief Mac

        What to see an environmentalist’s head explode? Show them a picture of an endangered animal eating a protected plant

    1. Chief Mac

      You were 5 minutes ahead of me PCM . In Response to the Murderous Terrorist Attacks in Jerusalem, the Security
      Cabinet has Unanimously Decided to Authorize Nine Communities in Judea and
      Samaria
      12 February 2023 Israel Government Press Office

      In response to the murderous terrorist attacks in Jerusalem, the Security
      Cabinet decided unanimously to authorize nine communities in Judea and
      Samaria. These communities have existed for many years; some have existed
      for decades.

      Following consultations by the Prime Minister, Defense Minister, Finance
      Minister, National Security Minister and Strategic Affairs Minister, it was
      agreed to authorize the following communities:

      1. Avigil
      2. Bet Hogla
      3. Givat Harel / Haroeh
      4. Givat Arnon
      5. Mitzpe Yehuda
      6. Malachei Hashalom
      7. Ashael
      8. Sde Boaz
      9. Shaharit

      The Civil Administration Higher Planning Committee will be convened in the
      coming days to approve the construction of new residential units in existing
      communities in Judea and Samaria.

      The Security Cabinet made a series of additional decisions in the framework
      of the determined fight against terrorism, including reinforcing Police and
      Border Police units in Jerusalem, and expanded Police operations against
      inciters and supporters of terrorism.

      Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasized that the security forces will
      take focused action against terrorists and that there will be no collective
      punishment.

        1. Chief Mac

          The Israeli government still reacts too little – 1,000 to 1 is what the Islamofascists set the exchange rate.

        2. Ozraeli

          I can’t “Reply” on a closed thread, so:

          Just go to “www.epochtimes.com” & establish a free account. They
          will try to get you an a subscription of some type, but that can be
          minimised or circumvented.

          As we are both Moderators, I’m sure you can contact me either directly or through Bill.

      1. Tony

        The international community will go to town on that. I can hear Amnesty International licking their chops already.

        1. Chief Mac

          What does it matter? If Israel does anything at all that will be their reactions, if they do nothing at all that will be their reaction. Might as well give them a reason

    2. IsraelReader

      It’s mostly smoke and mirrors. These communities have actually existed for many years, and some have existed for decades.
      The only difference will be, is now these communities will become “officially Kosher” (יוכשרו).
      Tho only game changer will be if new housing starts will be approved, and those units will actually get built (as opposed to mere approval on paper, and then construction is intentionally held up via bureaucratic shenanigans).

    1. george linker

      I never tune in politicians making speeches. They have nothing of value to say ever.

        1. Weary Traveler

          Just wrapping up a great weekend. For once I feel like a normal person. After spending Friday afternoon with Marty, I had a great dinner with a good friend and former coworker, and had a great conversation and did a lot of catching up. Yesterday had a nice lunch with my mother, and today had brunch with my friend, Carolyn, and then a nice phone conversation with my family friend, Julie, while I was walking the shoreline.

          Got home earlier and found out that flame war I inadvertently started over a week ago on w3p is still going strong. LOL. Getting ready to do my night walk as soon as X22 Report finishes.

          1. John Gillis

            Wow! That was a very nice weekend. If I lived near the shore in NC, I might have done the same. Yesterday, I only went to the gym because it was too rainy for my walks.

            Oh and on Fri, my manager apologized to me for his prosecutorial cross-examination of my work. It seemed the client was unreasonable and he finally saw it. Then again, the client wants the moon, he promised it and I had a meager 15 hrs a month to deliver LOL!

            I’m going to check out the flame war. It should be hilarious!

          2. Weary Traveler

            It’s been over a week and that thing is still going. LOL

            We had some rain last night, but it was only for a few hours. Nothing crazy like we had last month that caused all the flooding.

          3. Weary Traveler

            Same as before. I almost had totally abandoned it until getting a message from PCM today. Apparently some missionaries are still latching on to her posts, so I chimed in a few times. You’ll probably get a kick out of a custom meme I made.

            Thanks to her, I have been getting a little creative with my avatar’s character lately. LOL

            With all the posts, the page might slow down a bit since Disqus can be buggy.

            https://wwwp-lives.blogspot.com/2023/02/as-war-clouds-gather.html

          4. Weary Traveler

            One of my good friends used to live in Willmington, NC. She loved it.

            There are a few clients I worked with doing freelance VFX work.

            What really cracked me up, was when I would get contacted by wannabe film makers who had high hopes for their projects, and wanted me to do advanced 3D modeling and animation work, which would take months with a crew, and worse, wanted me to work for free, but I my work would “get exposure.” LOL

            Enough of those messages, I got off Sage 32, and deleted that account.

          5. John Gillis

            Wannabe film makers? Oh man, they need to be more creative like Jimmy McGill. There’s always an alternative. Free work? That’s very brazen of them.

          6. Weary Traveler

            Especially when what they needed required using software I don’t have a copy of, which would be Maya. And that isn’t cheap. I have only had access to it either at school or on a job site.

            But I am not going to spend time and labor on someone’s film.

            If they really wanted free, they needed to reach out to an art college, or film school and try to work out a collaboration with them. Not hitting up random people on a networking site for creative professionals.

            No wonder there is a shortage of VFX artists and animators on that site, with those freeloaders.

          7. Weary Traveler

            That was actually one of the first lessons I learned when I had to take a Motion Picture and Television class. Staging for VFX also involves a lot of improvising when you are on a tight budget, and unable to use the ideal methods.

            But there are may film makers who are so lazy and impatient, they can’t even do that, and just say “they can fix it in post.” Okay, sure. Even if that is true, which it isn’t in all cases, it created less work in the filming stages, and more work for post. Taking the extra time during actual production would be more cost effective in both time and money, then passing it on to post.

            So yeah, Jimmy would be far better to work for than most directors for that very reason.

  1. bill smith

    From J Post,
    The IDF arrested early Monday morning two terrorists suspected of carrying out the shooting attack in which IDF Staff-Sgt. Ido Baruch was murdered in October.

    On October 11, Baruch, a soldier in the Givati Brigade, was killed after terrorists shot him near the settlement of Shavei Shomron.

    After the attack, the Shin Bet and IDF concentrated intelligence and operational efforts on locating the killers, and, a few days ago, the Shin Bet located the apartment where the terrorists were hiding.

    A Palestinian was killed in armed clashes as Israeli forces arrested the two terrorists, Obkamel Ghori and Osama Tawil, in Nablus early Monday morning, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent.

    According to the IDF, Tawil and Ghori were also injured during the clashes. No Israeli personnel were injured.

    1. IsraelReader

      What a shame that the two terrorists were arrested.
      They should have been killed in the shootout.

    1. John Gillis

      Wow. Gives a whole new meaning to “going to college to get stupid “, LOL!

      1. Weary Traveler

        Right? Taking out a six figure loan only to come out even more unemployable than they were before going in. LOL

        1. John Gillis

          Only goes to show you that even an Ivy League degree can be worthless.

          Thise diplomas can be folded into paper hats which they can wear, flipping burgers at Burger King.

    2. Sapper 9

      They need millions and millions of illegal aliens from south of our border, they should import all of the ones coming here; Japan will do great with the “best and the brightest”.

      They could also empty out detroit and Chicago, that should really help with the problem.

    1. John Gillis

      Wait. UBI. She has no clue. None. She needs to get off her butt and go to work. Heal childhood wounds??? We all have emotional scars. Most of us have no time to nurse ourselves through pity parties.

      Thus woman can teach a class called Snowflake Psychology 101.

        1. John Gillis

          Yuck. I heard of that one. Unappetizing women who are compelled to show wares neither wish to share or anyone would want.

          1. Weary Traveler

            The infamous slut walks. “We’re angry about rape culture, so we are going to go out in public in our underwear, and label ourselves as sluts on top of it.”

    2. Sapper 9

      It would be interesting to hear this loons explanation about where the money comes from for this and I also wonder is she was a fired Twitter “worker”.

      The Government produces nothing, it can not give a person anything that it does not take from someone else, and there are not enough billionaires to pay for this, not even close.

      1. John Gillis

        Might be. But I hope the ratings were low. No woke fare deserves an audience.

    1. Sapper 9

      My GF and I differ on this, she is a Chiefs season ticket holder and was chosen to be able to purchase a couple of tickets directly; she asked me if I wanted to go and I declined, but ,I played it off by telling her she should take her father. lol

      1. John Gillis

        You know, I almost didn’t even know myself. A co-worker of mine mentioned he was going to a super bowl party and I couldn’t be bothered.

          1. IsraelReader

            In Israel (7-hour time difference from EST):
            Instead of staying up to watch the Super Bowl, students from Rabbi Senter’s Yeshiva stayed up to study Torah all night, and then went to pray the morning prayers at sunrise, at the Western Wall, followed by dancing after their prayers.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvfwXO7-DGY

    2. Ozraeli

      It was actually a very good game, regardless of who participated. IMO, Rhianna’s half time show was quite mediocre. Music seems to have gone the way of the dodo in favour of spectacle.

      1. John Gillis

        I agree with that observation, Ozraeli! 💯 % spot on. Music has degenerated into semi-organized noise.

    3. Weary Traveler

      Honestly, I didn’t even know the Stupid Bowl was on yesterday, until late last night.

      Personally, I can’t think of a bigger waste of time than gluing one’s eyes to a TV to watch a bunch of overpaid thugs in tights chase a ball around. Says a lot about the fans, who are nothing like the older generations who just genuinely enjoyed a game. This generation are a bunch of losers and overgrown man babies. It’s no wonder we have the corrupt government we got. But then I also wonder if THAT is a chicken vs. the egg type scenario.

      You ever go on YouTube, and see the videos of sports fans freaking out and raging like a bunch of NPCs, and smashing their own TVs, traumatizing their wives and poor children screaming and cursing like madmen because their team lost a goal/point, let alone the friggin game? None of them even got half that angry over 9/11.

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        Stupid Bowl.
        LOVE that terminology.
        ABSOLUTELY.
        Moreover, what a superb description of the idiocy.

        Regarding your closing paragraph, I never saw it personally, but heard about it.

        “None of them even got half that angry over 9/11.”

        EXACTLY.
        What an utter disgrace!

    1. Sapper 9

      This might be during one of the Brown Out times, which I guarantee do not affect where the government and coastal “elites” live.

        1. IsraelReader

          The gas police will be coming soon to outlaw propane, along with your gas stove.

          1. Chief Mac

            Don’t have a gas stove – it’s wood. As for the gas police – they would be target practice

          2. IsraelReader

            I see that Kentucky has several nicknames, among them:
            The Hemp State
            Hemp was one of the two most notable crops of Kentucky. This nickname originated based on the importance of this crop to the Commonwealth.
            The Rock-Ribbed State
            Firm and unyielding, especially with regard to one’s principles, loyalties, or beliefs: a rock-ribbed conservative or having ridges or cliffs of rock.

          3. IsraelReader

            Got it. Instead of moonshine bootlegging, they’ve moved over to the marijuana business.

          4. Weary Traveler

            Sadly, that is just as big of a problem in the heartland as it is in the big cities.

          1. Sapper 9

            Propane and propane accessories; I would love to see a King of the Hill episode about the attacks on the oil and gas industry. lol

          2. Weary Traveler

            Right?

            One of the things I love about the Hank character is how he doesn’t have a glamorous or exciting job, but he takes such pride in what he does. That’s actually how a lot of blue collar people who work much tougher and dirtier jobs than Hank’s are.

          3. Weary Traveler

            King of The Hill. The family patriarch in that cartoon was a propane salesman, and he loved his job. He was most employers dream employee = loved what he did and believed in the product.

      1. IsraelReader

        This for when your community has no electric power, due to insufficient generating capacity for all the electric cars mandated to be on the roads.

    2. george linker

      Nothing is wrong if the generator uses less fuel charging the car then the car would use driving around if it was not electric.

    1. Chief Mac

      Am not surprised about the actions of the Gestapo – they are a terrorist organization

      1. Sapper 9

        They are the secret police of the DNCCP , while ANTIFA/BLM are the street organization, they are all working together, I suspect that this will get bloody.

    1. bill smith

      Good. No country should have a situation where unelected leftists bureaucrats have veto power over all, and are also the ultimate authority.

  2. IsraelReader

    Missionary alert: Dawson family trying to infiltrate Jerusalem haredi community
    https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/367365
    Notorious missionaries have moved to Israel after being exposed in the United States.

    Two weeks ago, a family calling themselves “Isaacson” arrived in Jerusalem from the United States and settled in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Nachlaot.
    This would be an unremarkable piece of news, were it not for the fact that the “Isaacsons,” who dress in traditional haredi clothing, are in fact not Jewish at all.
    Worse still, they are missionaries.

    On their first Shabbat in the capital on February 4, the family turned up at the Kol Rina synagogue in Nachlaot for prayers.
    At that point, the community was not aware of their true identity and the son Calev, a teenager who has adopted a Chassidic appearance complete with long peyot (sidelocks), was given an aliyah to the Torah (an honor often given to guests – but only if they are Jewish, as Jewish law prescribes).

    Meanwhile, the Beyneynu organization had become aware of the family’s attempted infiltration and that the family, whose real name is Dawson, is in the process of trying to obtain Israeli citizenship, based apparently on documents fraudulently obtained in the United States which have since been rescinded.

    Indeed, the Dawsons have been revealed as impostors several times previously, in Texas, Oregon, and Wisconsin, moving on each time their true identity was exposed…

    The “Isaacsons” presenting themselves as haredi Jews
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d472a470aa10b37dd141394c9440dac73d943148d373a4dc60d626c08a7bea0a.jpg

      1. IsraelReader

        Well said!
        Everybody has a right to practice their own religion, but we Israelites will not tolerate missionaries who try to sway us from our own religion.
        To add insult to injury, they’re fraudulently masquerading as religious Jews.
        The Israeli government doesn’t like people who commit immigration fraud, and I hope that they’re run out of town ASAP.

        1. Weary Traveler

          Exactly. It doesn’t bother me that Christians believe stuff I don’t believe in, or even things I find abhorrent. At least the latter isn’t what bothers me the most. It is their need to inflict those beliefs on the rest of us that pisses me off.

          They, along with the pacifists and the altruists, are a classic example of the “moralists” that Ayn Rand warned us about. Which she was perfectly clear in pointing out that moralism and morality were not one in the same, and that it is the moralists who give morality a bad name.

          I can handle a discussion. What I cannot handle is hypocrisy, self-righteousness, coercion, and proselytizing.

          1. Weary Traveler

            I would agree with that. I also like what Bertrand Russell had to say on the subject, which was how you have two moralities living side by side; one that is often preached by seldom practiced, and the other that is seldom preached, but frequently practiced. The latter is the rarer of the two, obviously.

            Bertrand Russell basically said the same thing Ayn Rand did.

      2. IsraelReader

        I reached out to a contact of mine in Milwaukee, and he confirmed that they had lived there too, masquerading as Jews.
        Then one day they just disappeared.
        Somebody must have outed them, so they put their tails between their legs, and skipped town.

        1. Weary Traveler

          People like that are disgusting. I actually feel bad for their children in that picture you posted of them in their “civilian clothes.”

          1. IsraelReader

            When it comes to trying to convert Jews, no price is too big for the Church to pay.

          2. Weary Traveler

            That same logic should be used when it comes time for the church to get their comeuppance.

          3. IsraelReader

            The Catholic Church is petrified about how much it will need to shell out in compensation to all the victims of the priests who were sexually abusing boys and young men.

  3. bill smith

    Ha! Just heard a new term regarding the mistake to rush to electric vehicles. The leftist inspired manifestation is called, “premature electrification”.

        1. Weary Traveler

          It’s amazing she can retain the innocence she does while living in the greater NYC area. But she is not the only person I know that has managed the same in the same type of situation.

          Some people are not so easily affected by their environment as others.

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            THANK YOU.

            BH, I have been able to maintain some amount of innocence.
            It’s extremely helpful that I don’t own a television, listen to the news, sports shows, etc.

            I’m very gratified that I know enough, without knowing every single putrid and disgusting detail of what is transpiring in the world.

            You are CORRECT.
            There are other Orthodox Jews like myself in that respect.

            I very much appreciate your posting.

          2. Weary Traveler

            When I consider the fact that most Jews tend to live in large cities, which tend not to be family friendly places, I can only surmise that it is a survival mechanism that has been learn and acquired over the many, many years, centuries even.

            I would concede for myself that I am probably a good textbook example of “damaged goods”, so there is a part of me that is envious of those, like yourself, who live as long as you have, and maintain a degree of childlike innocence.

            The only other side to that I can see to make myself feel a little less damaged, is realizing it would take a great deal to shock me. I usually just skip that stage and jump to the outrage if need be, or am able to mock it and laugh it off if not an immediate threat, making them more impotent.

            It’s probably people like me that should be standing in front of people like yourself as shields in certain situations.

          3. Proud Conservative Mom

            You are correct about a good chunk of Jews who keep Torah, most definitely.

            That’s a good part of why I am saddened about whatever garbage that I picked up by using the NYC Subway Transit System.
            The buses weren’t as bad.

            Please don’t undervalue yourself.

            Being open to hearing the truth and being interested in hearing what it contains is no small feat.

            I want you to stick around.
            I’d much rather use someone like Eddy as my human shield.
            He’s a rabid Jew hater who fuels the fire of Jew hatred as well.

            He’s very dangerous in that regard.

          4. Weary Traveler

            I didn’t mean THAT kind of shield. Maybe “filter” might have been a better word for me to use. But I was basically trying to say different kinds of soldiers would be used in different types of battles.

            Yes, I would love to use Eddy and his little padawan, Sparrow, as human shields in a kinetic war. Especially since they, along with Sugar Mama, insist it is “righteous” to die for the sins of others. LOL

          5. Proud Conservative Mom

            Very much appreciate the clarification.
            Much better.

            Padawan. LOL!
            That jerk kept claiming that I am not an authentic Jew despite the fact that I made it crystal clear that I am an Orthodox Jew.
            I wasn’t hiding it.

            She kept posting to me even when I told her that when I see her name in my notifications, I don’t read her postings.
            Apparently, reading comprehension was never her subject.

            I reminded her that as I am also a Reaganite Conservative and salute freedom, she can feel free to post to me and waste her time.

          6. Weary Traveler

            I figured “Padawan” was a better alternative to the phrase I was really thinking = a phrase that is more suited for the NYC subway system.

            LOL

          7. Weary Traveler

            If you are guessing it was two words joined as one, you would be correct on that front. But I doubt the word you were thinking was the same as the one I was thinking. We’ll just leave it at that. LOLOLOLOL

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            I saw his comment.
            I still fail to comprehend your response.

            Being innocent doesn’t mean being naive.

            I am exceedingly grateful beyond description that I don’t know every single detail of filth, whether in language, dress, immoral behaviors, slang, etc.

            I am that much more richer as a result.
            I guarantee it.

        1. Weary Traveler

          I was just going to happily allow the flock of flamingos to continue flying over you. LOL

    1. Weary Traveler

      I thought he posted something on the previous page, or at least upvoted someone? I could be wrong.

      I do remember though that we got an update about Askjrsk.

      1. Tony

        Yes, that was me. PCM has asked. He gave me two or thre upvotes earlier but I didn’t see anything else’

          1. Weary Traveler

            I don’t. If he ever mentioned it, it has slipped my mind. I think PCM might know.

          2. Weary Traveler

            Somehow I knew you would know.

            I hope he wasn’t too close to that CHAZ/CHOP nonsense.

            I have an uncle in the Seattle area. Thankfully on Mercer Island, so nowhere near any of that drama when it was going on.

          3. Weary Traveler

            Mercer Island is litterally an island in Lake Washington, so it is cut off from Seattle proper.

            I was actually watching some clips I found on YouTube from a local sketch comedy show I used to watch back in the 1990s that was based in Seattle, and was very Seattle-centric, called Almost Live.

            That was around the time I posted that “Lame List” skit to Bill. They also did a few parodies of the COPS show, but made fun of the some of the surrounding suburbs in the metro area.

            This was their Mercer Island one. LOL

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA15o2YL8e0

          4. Weary Traveler

            I used to love that show. Even though two thirds of all the sketches were Seattle-centric, you could pretty much apply to same to cities in other metro regions as well.

            One of my favorite reoccurring bits was when they made fun of those cabby martial arts films with “Mind Your Manners, With Billy Quan.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFemWBKCmGQ

          5. bill smith

            He seems not to have posted in 2 weeks… prior to that, daily.
            I hope he’s OK.

      1. Sapper 9

        Sandy Berger was also involved in this, the one that got caught stealing classified documents from the National archive.

        1. Weary Traveler

          I remember that too. The docs were in his sock drawer apparently. Michael Savage’s nickname for him was Sandy Burglar.

    1. Weary Traveler

      More and more of the churches similarities and influence from paganism just seems to get made more and more apparent with each passing day. When a person has to lie about who and what they are, then who and what they are is something you should avoid. These people are sicker than even I thought. And I already thought they were sick enough as is.

      Since mobile links don’t embed so well, I am posting the normal desktop version so that the whole video thumbnail appears to all users.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGoPLPamNcw

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        That’s very kind of you to repost the video.
        I didn’t realize that it wasn’t showing up.

        Indeed these people are sicker by the moment.

        As despicable as Eddy and Sparrow are, they cannot help reveal their Jew hatred.

        EXCELLENT rebuttal to Eddy, by the way.
        All of them were.

        Those two are zombies.

        The ones who are expert.fakers are the most dangerous, especially those who pretend to be Jewish in order to evangelize to Jews.

        I will never forget what you once told me about being very suspicious of groups of people who need to recruit.

        For one to convert to authentic Judaism, you really have to fight very hard for it.

        1. Weary Traveler

          At least Eddy and Sparrow tell you who they really are. These other fools attack from behind.

          Just a general FYI: most social media sites use a mobile version for tablets and smartphones. The easiest way to spot this looking at the web address itself. If after the “WWW.”, you an M and a dot, and then the site name itself, that is a mobile version of the site.

          Examples…

          Desktop version of a YouTube, Facebook, etc., link: “www.youtube.com….”
          Mobile version of a YouTube or Facebook, etc., link: “www.m.youtube.com….”

          If someone clicks the mobile link from a desktop, it will either redirect or open a new tab, rather then embed to where it is just viewable here on the blog, if the content creator didn’t disable the embed feature.

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            EXACTLY.
            Those jerks tell you who they are.

            They would have gleefully shoved my relatives into the gas chambers.
            Make no mistake about that.

            Their way of thinking is if I cannot convert you, you are guaranteed to go to Hell.
            They’d be happy to wipe us out.

            TYMK for the information about the mobile website differentiation on the phone.

          2. Weary Traveler

            No worries. I am sure most here are using mobile devices. I wouldn’t be surprised if it were just Tony and I using regular computers. LOL

            These people are sickening. They are so fanatical and so zealous, they make their man god look like a far bigger putz than I ever could hope to, and I have a pretty colorful vocabulary. ROTFLMAO

          3. Proud Conservative Mom

            That’s the precise word that I was thinking of.
            🙈🙈🙈

            YUP. They really do! ROTFL!

            FYI, Eddy knows that G-d didn’t use Biblical Hebrew when he spoke.
            I don’t know what I would do without his superior knowledge.
            🤣🤣🤣

          4. Weary Traveler

            Before they finaly locked the thread, I was going to point out to him that even other Christians = Eileen, TUF and Essa, were calling him out on his self-righteous BS, and how that should have served as a huge clue to him.

          5. Proud Conservative Mom

            For a normal person, normal being the operative word, it would have served as some level of self-awareness.

            Eddy’s one of the most egotistical and zombie-like missionaries that I have ever come across.

      2. IsraelReader

        Rabbi Singer points out that employing lies and subterfuge in order to convert others, is not a new phenomenon.

        This was first practiced by Paul, in the Greek Testament, as he himself allegedly writes (1 Corinthians 9):
        20. To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews.
        To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law.
        21. To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. 22. To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.
        23. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.

        To Paul, and all missionaries that follow his ways, the end justifies the means, and you’re therefore allowed to be deceitful, and act like a chameleon, all for the “noble” sake of converting others.

        1. Weary Traveler

          “blockquote>“22. To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.”

          Jim Jones said something very similar. I can’t find the exact quote at the moment, but form that I recall, it was even worse, as he claimed to be god, but the similarities are still very disturbing.

        2. Weary Traveler

          “22. To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.”

          Jim Jones said something very similar. I can’t find the exact quote at the moment, but form that I recall, it was even worse, as he claimed to be god, but the similarities are still very disturbing.

          1. Weary Traveler

            My favorite is the charge of being “stubborn.” As if to say; “How dare you not think the way I want you to.” Like that is Hell worthy offense. LOL

          2. IsraelReader

            Also, if you disagree with them, you must be “blind”, or have “scales on your eyes”.

  4. Proud Conservative Mom

    Hat tip @IsraelReader:disqus

    Sparks Fly as Rabbi Tovia Singer Slams Priest and Followers in Front of Jerusalem Missionary Church!
    Sparks Fly as Rabbi Tovia Singer Slams Priest and Followers in Front of Jerusalem Missionary Church! – YouTube
    This church is not far from the Jaffa Gate, and is passed by most people going to the Kotel and the Jewish Quarter.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UEGpK9y09ac&t=16s

    The video is from three years ago, but is going full force.

    Missionaries are disguising themselves as Jews in order to marry and convert more Jews.
    I just heard that from Rabbi Tovia Singer in a video this week.

  5. IMSarahAnn

    Hello my beloved friends! I just want to say hello and tell you again that I cherish your friendship and for what my devotion to you is worth, it’s heartfelt and it is unconditional, going back over 80 years when I was a little girl. G-d bless each and everyone of you. I pray that Hashem blesses each one of you, that He continues protecting each one of you from harm, that you enjoy peace, and good health and excellent and loyal friendship always.
    I’ve been listening in on some blogs and commenting on a few. Although it’s been a while since I’ve been here, I never forget you and your graciousness to me and to my family. We Christians owe you so much for the wonderful gifts you have given to us and still do give to us. You are indeed a “light unto the nations.” Using the awesome Jewish word for pray, please Daven for all of us.
    And continued Davens for each and everyone of you from me.
    Our health isn’t the best but it’s not the worst, Hashem takes care of each of us and we take care of one another. There are some bonds of friendship which go back generations and which have not been broken. And they shall not be broken. Our friendship is not to be broken. Your God is my God and He loves each of us. I’m sorry if I seem a bit too emotional but I do care. G-d love you and He most certainly does. With much affection, IMSarah.

    1. Weary Traveler

      It’s good to see you again. Sorry to hear your health isn’t the best, and I hope that changes soon.

      1. IMSarahAnn

        Through fields of flowers and under the arches that’s where the silver song of the lark is. Bless you for sharing these visual prayers for us to our G-d.

    1. Weary Traveler

      I see the bloomers. But, PCM will be glad you didn’t put the global warming lineup on the clothesline. LOL

        1. Weary Traveler

          The boots? They look similar to the ones Ronny wears. They also look like my Grinders, but mine have buckle straps over the laces.

          And is that a Tiffany lamp I see? I actually have one, but the shade is rounded with red and white.

    2. Weary Traveler

      I see it. The Heroes cover with Ronny’s silhouette.

      I have a tapestry for that I found on Etsy.

        1. Weary Traveler

          I had to open in a separate tab to see closer.

          Your version of my “royal portrait” looks nicer than mine. I didn’t bother much with the background on mine.

          1. bill smith

            Ronny isn;t there, but shadow is… so his spirit is in the room? Alternatively, he worships bloomers.

          2. Weary Traveler

            How would you know? Did he sign up for Vinny’s mailing list? LOL

            Maybe I am his alter ego? Or vice versa>

            Nah, of course I am not him. Or am I? LOL

          3. Weary Traveler

            Yes, but not probable. If only I had the musical talent.

            So I have to be a smarty pants and start riots on discussion boards instead. LOL

          4. bill smith

            You can do both….
            Just start the songs with, “There once was a man from Nantucket…”, or, “Roses are red, violets are blue…”.

          5. Weary Traveler

            No joke, that has always been a pipe dream of mine. Since I was a kid. I never fully outgrew it. Just maybe not with lyrics like that. LOL

            If I had the extra money to spend, I would purchase a Fender Stratocaster. And believe it or not, that surfy reverb sound they are good at producing actually works well with Gothic Rock. I have heard some real examples from a few bands.

            I would just need to take the time to learn the instrument.

          6. Weary Traveler

            I’ll have to look that up. I haven’t heard of him.

            Michael Cretu, who put together Enigma, had a cool studio setup in his former Ibiza estate I would love to have. Something similar to it anyway. His was more synth oriented, but I used to play one. Somewhat.

          7. bill smith

            Hi set-up would look nice inside a house on the shore of Coeur D’Alene Lake.

          8. Weary Traveler

            Not too dated for me. Actually that interior reminds me of a lot of the homes where my dad lives. So there is a nice homey nostalgic feel to it for me. Awesome how the property has its own creek.

          9. Weary Traveler

            I wasn’t even intending for that outcome. I guess I triggered the missionaries like Trump triggers libs. LOL

          10. Weary Traveler

            Thanks. I spent most of my time pre-composing. I was actually painting custom alpha channels in Photoshop to do that.

            I was going to try to post my version here, but Disqus gave me grief. It gave that it only takes these file formats, and under 5mb. Which the final render met all the requirements. The only reason I can think of is that maybe my resolution was set too high.

            Generally when I work on graphics from scratch, I work with print quality resolution by default, as opposed to web quality, which is a much lower resolution.

  6. Tony

    UK, France, Germany, Italy and US jointly condemn Israeli settlements

    https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-731557

    Allies my left foot. Will someone tell them to keep their interfering mouths shut. They can sit back and watch, if they like.
    The time has come to realise that peace will come when everyone realises that the “Palestinians” have had their day.
    Nobody loves them, they just pretend. The world is changing fast.

    1. IMSarahAnn

      there are fools, damned fools and those fools, who at their jeopardy, prod the Lion of Judah.

      1. Sapper 9

        Thank you, I think so, but , I have a grandparent’s bias. lol

        I think that she will be athletic and I already have a little Jiu Jitsu uniform for her; we do a kids class at our gym, but, not for this young. lol

        A friend of my son owns a gym across town that will take her when she turns four; our gym is mostly oriented to MMA fighters and police officers.

          1. Sapper 9

            If she isn’t , she will be, I am very persuasive or some might say manipulative. Just kidding

            My entire family did martial arts when my kids were growing up, they loved it ; however, my youngest daughter got bored close to black belt, so I bribed her to continue until she reached a BB in Karate and a Brown belt in Jiu Jitsu.

          2. Proud Conservative Mom

            I’m not critiquing whatsoever.
            I’m just pondering if this was what they were expected to do.
            I know some children that grew up with certain expectations that the parents had for them.
            It’s terrific when both parties are in sync.

            I know of situations where it wasn’t the case.

            Being a parent can be like walking a tightrope.
            We have to raise our children (in my case, lovingly with Torah) while encouraging them to use their own unique and creative talents.

            All of my children are completely and absolutely different.
            In fact, one of my friends who is a social worker said that she never saw a family where you would never know that my children were siblings because they are all so completely different.

            They have the common denominator of being terrific Torah Jews.
            I am so very proud of them all.

            Your “clan” sounds wonderful as well.
            It’s a a difference in culture, I am surmising, as far as my ability to relate.

          3. Sapper 9

            I would not force it on them, I just like them to try different things and see what fits and encourage them to excel at what they do.

            If you force someone to do something , they are less likely to enjoy it; however, if children can do activities with children of a similar age, they will enjoy it more.

            My two younger sisters are not at all similar; one sister has 10 children , while the other chose to have one; I did say that I have lots of nieces. lol

            Julie is very outgoing , while Melissa isn’t and instead is more studious.

          4. Proud Conservative Mom

            Good morning Sapper9.

            I didn’t think that would be your Modus Operandi.
            Diversity, isn’t a bad thing.
            Exploring options is very wise.

            “If you force someone to do something , they are less likely to enjoy it; however, if children can do activities with children of a similar age, they will enjoy it more.”

            💯💯💯💯💯💯!!!!!!!!!

            My sisters and I, all have extremely different personalities.
            It’s incredible how we all continue to remain the best of friends.

  7. Proud Conservative Mom

    🚨Breaking Now – NORAD Intercepts 4 Russian Aircraft Operating In Alaska Air Defense Zone

    The Alaskan Region of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) detected, tracked, positively identified and intercepted four Russian aircraft entering and operating within the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone.

    Russian aircraft remained in international airspace and did not enter American or Canadian sovereign airspace. This Russian activity in the North American ADIZ occurs regularly and is not seen as a threat, nor is the activity seen as provocative.

    NORAD had anticipated this Russian activity and, as a result of our planning, was prepared to intercept it.

    (From a bit earlier today.)

    – Raw And Unfiltered News https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/24982a65b8ab35898627249b4ab7e2b88de020bc4cfef6b051b1d8d8ac24156c.jpg

          1. Sapper 9

            I don’t really use a recipe for that dish, the hardest part is removing the backbone to totally flatten it out.

            I marinade it in pickle juice overnight to make it real tender, inject it with a sauce of apple juice, whiskey, salt, pepper, garlic ,onion powder then let it sit for an hour or two.

            Then grill to perfection, the chicken just falls off the bones.

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            😃😃😃

            My husband knows how to cook quite well.
            He was always very handy in the kitchen.
            Unfortunately, he had to become quite a chef out of necessity when I was practically unable to do anything.

            BH, I have been back on duty for a while.

            It’s always HUGE that I know that he can cover for me.

      1. Sapper 9

        I worked my way through college as a Chef and doing construction during the summer. lol

    1. IsraelReader

      A step in the right direction, but too late to bring back those two sweet children, and the young man (just married 5 months ago) back to life.
      The father of the boys is also in critical condition and needs our prayers.
      Avraham Noach ben (=son of) Yehudis

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      FYI, it’s very routine for this to occur in the USSA as well.
      My husband always learned Torah while commuting.
      He’s not the only one.
      He has pocket sized Mishnayos (Mishna).

      1. IsraelReader

        I’ve also gotten much Torah study done when commuting or flying.
        It sure beats reading the New York Slimes!

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          It’s a wonderful opportunity to maximize your time.

          I always bring something to learn with me. I also ensure that I have several Torah classes downloaded in my phone as well.

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      “ChatGPT shows clear racial biases against whites.

      This is the way forward, according to the radical left.

      WEF’s Klaus Schwab said of Artificial Intelligence, chatbots and other advancements: “Who masters those technologies – in some way – will be the master of the world.”

      “Ten years from now we will be completely different,” he said.”

      DARN STRAIGHT.
      Moshiach will have long arrived and Schwab and his ilk will be burning forever.

      I saw the video on Raw And Unfiltered News.
      Schwab needs to die very painfully.

  8. Proud Conservative Mom

    PM Netanyahu and his wife Sarah pays a Shiva call to the Paley family who buried two beautiful little boys last week.
    Yehi Zichrum Boruch. 💔💔💔😭😭😭

    Mr. Paley is still in the hospital. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/597ab6fc9b68b429c3572b8d94ed22cdec02940f945244fa128823817ac64045.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ebebf7c7d2732eaa3840bc67018cdc335a04fa12b8ea9f3df8fac9564317ab6c.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/972a7ef4abb1d0967a8629f9608dbfa53e18b44b718c00b90c93896b83a191ab.png

    1. IsraelReader

      A moving event in the mourning house of the Palay family: a messenger arrived at the scene with a drawing of the two murdered brothers.
      “The painter Lilac Keinan from Holon, is not religious, but she heard about the incident, and was moved and drew this work, as a small consolation to the family, in its difficult hour.”
      https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgYzxs5__Bt48Mo1qVLbe1CW7UAK21L33b45ha7bWvYgkyUQRwtnXP2cvGESCk2IJu3Va9a8JPPSxueMH4MqKN4fY5urjmwGaUBeqjHZ46LnC2xjZUNPJljMBd0LcKL3pRaIRWnqMDQBVClXCywVOu1SRZGwcl54Wk3kzDxNZBx2OZ1o5lCoWK1xK1H/s1280/%D7%99%D7%9C%D7%93%D7%99%20%D7%A4%D7%9C%D7%90%D7%99%20-%20%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%9C%D7%9A%20%D7%A7%D7%99%D7%A0%D7%9F.jpg

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          Thank you most kindly for posting this.
          I’m going to watch it.

          FYI, when PM Netanyahu asked for the picture to show it to the world and to provide contrast, I heard (from a video on Raw And Unfiltered News) and saw Mrs. Paley say עם ישראל רחמנים (the nation of Israel is merciful).

        2. Proud Conservative Mom

          There have been so many moving stories from the Shiva.

          I watched the video.

          I cannot begin to imagine the heartache…

          May Mr. Paley have a Refuah Sheleimah Min Hashamayim Keheref Ayin.

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          Good morning!
          LOL! True!

          How long was his maternity leave again?!
          😂😂😂

          After my C-Section, I was back to work after 6 weeks.
          For my normal births, 4 weeks.

          What a wuss on every single level.
          🤣🤣🤣

          1. Weary Traveler

            And to further add, apparently he is also, or was a pastor. I am guessing Episcopal. Who else? Maybe the Presbyterians. LOL

          2. Weary Traveler

            Yes. “Mayor Pete” was his more popular nickname. His other one was “Pastor Pete.”

    1. Chief Mac

      Want to make a bet that they will get any sanity? I am betting against them and have a 70 year track record to back it up

    1. IsraelReader

      Who were the 10 MKs who voted against the bill?
      Let’s name and shame them.

      1. Weary Traveler

        Exactly. The women who complain about this kind of thing need to learn to pick better men.

        I say the same damn thing to guys who complain about women, and/or things their wives/girlfriend do, or wont do for that matter.

          1. Weary Traveler

            To be fair, even other missionaries hate Jehovah’s Witnesses. That says a lot. LOL

          1. AuntiE*TFL

            I may have to consider doing one. It would certainly be lively.😎😎😎😎

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          Agreed.

          Every once in a while however, someone falls in.

          That being said, one has to put their best efforts into dating properly.

          For example off of the cuff, if someone is going to marry someone simply because they’re very good looking and charismatic, that would be moronic.

    1. Sapper 9

      They need to add the wall paid for by the taxpayers at the home of Bidet crime inc.

      1. AuntiE*TFL

        We have absolutely astonishing awesome weather today!!!!!

        Are you able to define sleep 🤔🤓😎😂 for me?

        I received the meme from a long time online friend. He knew it would be shown wide and far.

        1. Sapper 9

          We had 70 degree weather, I went to KC to attend the big parade for the Kansas city chiefs, it was a nice day.

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            BH!
            I’m hoping that you get to sleep for the hours that you require to feel rested.

            On another note, I found out that I am not the only person who got extremely tuckered out and drained from PT.
            (I’m so very grateful that I did my walking earlier.)
            I felt ridiculous.

            I’m doing aggressive PT three times a week.
            I might knock it back to twice a week.

            When I spoke to my mother tonight, she said it’s not uncommon.

          2. AuntiE*TFL

            Especially when you first start out PT. It is why you are going to PT! Are you able to have two aggressive and the one in the middle be slightly less agressive?

  9. Proud Conservative Mom

    Climate policy researcher: “I think that President Xi understands that we have to work together to address this global problem!”

    Senator John Kennedy – “Do you believe in the tooth fairy? Do you believe in the Easter Bunny?”

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    1. Weary Traveler

      Xi is a lot of things, and none of them good. But one thing he isn’t, is a globalist.

      It’s so ironic because the CCP has the model the globalist at the WEF want, but China, and even the CCP are very nationalistic. So Xi has kind of fallen out of favor with Klaus, Soros and the gang.

    2. AuntiE*TFL

      The two countries totally exempt from the climate agreements are China and India, both of whom are expanding their coal fired plants.

      1. Sapper 9

        She was decent looking, but, not beautiful; she has a broad nose and donkey teeth.

    1. Weary Traveler

      She was really something in her day. Naturally beautiful women like that are rare these days. They are mostly rare in deep blue urban areas.

      Liberalism makes people ugly.

      1. AuntiE*TFL

        It is because they never smile. When AOC first arrived in Washington, she was relatively attractive and often smiled. The longer she is in office the more she scowls.

        1. Weary Traveler

          They smile. There just phony plastic smiles to look sweet, innocent and harmless.

          1. Weary Traveler

            They only smile for the camera. Mostly for political portraits.

            BTW; I never thought AOC was the least bit attractive. For one, she has the body of a post-op transvestite, and second, her lack of brains, which were all too apparent makes her about as attractive as a backed up septic tank. LOL

          2. george linker

            Never liked lipstick plastered women with big mouths that never learned to shut up.

        1. John Gillis

          I would put the harpies from The Spew into a meat grinder and feed them to Carol Baskin’s tigers!

          1. John Gillis

            I watched Tiger King the other night. It makes you wonder if she’s really an evil mastermind .

          2. Weary Traveler

            If she is, we find a way to get her to work for us, and start by taking care of Fauci.

      1. Weary Traveler

        It shouldn’t be. The left turn it in to a dirty word in more ways than one. Liberals also make awful bosses, and are the most likely to create a hostile work environment.

      1. Weary Traveler

        I was thinking the exact same thing. Myself and my dad are men with long hair who always worked our asses off.

  10. bill smith

    Hummm… seems that the bright orange ‘likes’ are replaced with white ones.

      1. Weary Traveler

        Leopard’s never change their spots. They loved Hitler, which is about as low as one can get. There is no bottom for such people.

    1. Chief Mac

      Fun to read how much the Islamofascist terrorists whine when they find somebody that won’t bow down to their racism

      1. Sapper 9

        A chicken hawk?, do you mean war hawk?

        Chicken hawk is street slang for a gay man that chases young boys.

        1. Weary Traveler

          A war hawk would be someone like the Colonel Nathan Jessup character in A Few Good Men.

          A chicken hawk is a war monger who never served, and would also never stand on the front line themselves, but would gladly send Mr. and Mrs. Smith’s son to battle to get maimed and/or killed, i.e., Lindsay Graham, or Liz Cheney.

          1. Weary Traveler

            The version you may be thinking of is the British slang version of that word which means an older gay man that prefers much younger men = the gay male version of a “cougar.”

            There is a more general version referring to someone that is always looking to get something for free from others.

            The version I am using is the one most commonly used in US Politics, which refers to politicians who are eager to go to war, but actively avoided any kind of military service themselves.

      1. Sapper 9

        He had COVID and pretended to be in his basement, but he was on video in the Hamptons harassing an old man that called him on it.

        Later he did a coming out of the basement episode with full on COVID virtue signaling, even though itvwas known that he was not in the basement.

        He is a joke.

          1. Sapper 9

            After he was fired from CNN, he wanted to virtue signal and did a “live from Ukraine” production of his own, BUT, he was spotted in the Hamptons a couple of hours later . lol

            He dressed up in combat gear, went to a run down area and PRETENDED to be in Ukraine; however, I saw where NEWS NATION is doing a Cuomo live in Ukraine episode. lol

          2. John Gillis

            He really is an idiot. When one is in the public eye, it’s best to play it straight.

  11. Proud Conservative Mom

    Gov. Ron DeSantis calls on U.S. to finish the border wall

    “You have a total disaster that’s unfolded at that border for over 2 years […] They could easily institute different policies, they could finish building the border wall.”

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

      1. Sapper 9

        It has been reported that FEMA DID NOTHING FOR THE DISPLACED people, they weren’t given as much as a bottle of water, but, this is a conservative area, so I didn’t expect the Federal government to help them.

      1. Weary Traveler

        I wonder if that is the discussion where I shared a conversation that Marty and I had about Trauma, and used a story from Tony Danza’s youth as an example?

  12. Proud Conservative Mom

    The bill to revoke Israeli citizenship or residency from convicted terrorists receiving stipends from the PA became law when it passed its second and third readings on Wednesday by a vote of 94-10.

    WAY PAST DUE.

        1. Weary Traveler

          Those are called “sunshine patriots”, and the base has turned on those people, not Trump.

          1. Weary Traveler

            That’s the kind of thing that made him the butt of my daily joke on TUF’s News Time pages. LOL

        2. Sapper 9

          They are weak in the knees and couldn’t put up with the cancel culture and propaganda attacks, that says more about them , than it does about PRESIDENT Trump.

    1. Weary Traveler

      I think so. Even Ron is way behind him, and the rest are a bunch of losers.

      The Republicans forgot why Trump won. Actually, they didn’t forget it. They remember well why, and that is why they helped Democrats cheat.

      1.) He is the result of the power vacuum they created with their meekness.

      2.) He is the stark reminder how much people hate and distrust both parties, and how no one trusts the media anymore.
      3.) After all we have been put through, more and more people are saying the days of “turning the other cheek” are over, and are not going to allow the left to define them, no allow the GOP to allow the left to define them.

  13. Proud Conservative Mom

    The Dangers of Groupthink

    by Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Schiffman

    Parshas Mishpatim (Exodus 21-24)

    Pearl Harbor, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Vietnam War, the Watergate Scandal, NASA’s Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters, and the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Psychologists have linked all of these tragic events to the concept of groupthink. As Dr. Irving Janis originally described in 1972 in in his pioneering book, Victims of Groupthink, groupthink occurs when likeminded people gather to make a decision, and due to social conformity, they all gravitate towards the same conclusion, without fully analyzing all sides of the issue.

    There are a number of factors that make groupthink more likely, including high group cohesiveness, high stress situations, a closed leadership style by the leader of the group (i.e., a style by which the leader states his or her decision first, and suppresses dissenting views).

    In a fascinating paper entitled “Groupthink and the Sanhedrin: An Analysis of the Ancient Court of Israel Through the Lens of Modern Social Psychology,” Rabbi Dr. Eliezer Schnall and Dr. Michael Greenberg argue through various examples from the Talmud that the laws regulating the Sanhedrin serve to counteract groupthink. The Sanhedrin tended to be a group of like-minded individuals who were in charge of making very important decisions in high stress situations, many of which had life or death consequences. Without proper checks in place, they were in danger of groupthink.

    The plethora of Talmudic proofs that they cite to bolster their argument find their conceptual roots within Parshat Mishpatim. In a sharp formulation, the verse states “You should not follow a multitude to do evil” (Exodus 23:2). While some understand this as a general exhortation to everyone not to associate with groups of people who are not behaving appropriately (Rabbeinu Bechaye), most commentators argue that the verse is speaking directly to judges (see, e.g., Rashi).

    Despite the fact that all the other judges may decide that someone is either guilty or innocent, if one judge is convinced based on his own well-thought-out process that the others are incorrect, he is obligated to state his dissenting opinion. Even though there may be great group and social pressure to suppress his opinion and let the decision be unanimous, he must state his argument.

    The verse concludes “and do not respond to a disagreement by yielding to the majority to prefer [the law],” which also lends itself to a number of possible interpretations by the commentators but seems to reiterate the importance of not perverting justice just to conform to the majority (see HaEmek Davar). Rashi, quoting the Sages, points out that the word riv (disagreement), which should be spelled Reish-Yud-Vet, is spelled in the verse without the middle Yud (just Reish-Vet). This allows for a non-literal reading of the word as Rav, meaning teacher. According to this interpretation, the message is that one should not disagree with one’s teacher when deciding a legal ruling. Yet, because following this idea would suppress a judge’s honest opinion, the rule in the Sanhedrin is that the less experienced judges must give their opinions first, before listening to their teachers or the experts’ decisions. This open leadership style is essential for avoiding groupthink.

    Despite the fact that none of us sit on the Sanhedrin, the lessons gleaned are generalizable to other situations. Broadly speaking, standing firm behind what is right and just even though most others disagree, is an important trait to inculcate. Additionally, to whatever extent we make decisions as a group, we should do our best to counteract the threat of groupthink by modeling open leadership styles and encouraging dissenting opinions.

  14. Proud Conservative Mom

    Redirect Your Aggression and Obstinacy

    By: Rabbi Dr. Avraham Twerski ZTL

    Parshas Mishpatim Mishpatim (Exodus 21-24)

    Six days shall you accomplish your activities, and on the seventh day you shall desist, in order that your ox and donkey may rest #(23:12)

    There are some verses on which Rashi comments, “this verse demands an interpretation”; i.e., it cannot be taken literally. The above verse is one that demands an interpretation.

    The Talmud says that if a person observes Shabbos properly, it is as if he observed the entire Torah, whereas if one violates Shabbos, it is as if he violated the entire Torah (Jerusalem Talmud, Nedarim 3). The Torah repeats the commandment of observing Shabbos several times, and it is one of the Ten Commandments. Yet, if we take the above verse literally, “in order that your ox and donkey may rest,” it would seem that the sole purpose of Shabbos is to provide respite for work animals. That can hardly be true. We must, therefore, look for another meaning in this verse, and the Torah commentaries provide it for us.

    The mussar authorities say that the ox is the symbol of strength and energy, while the mule is a symbol of indolence and obstinacy. This is why, when the Torah wishes to tell us that a combined effort by two people or animals of opposite nature is prohibited, it states, “You shall not plow with an ox and a mule together” (Deuteronomy 22:10; Chinuch, Mitzvah 550).

    We have a variety of character traits, in some of which we take pride, others we may wish to disown. The chassidic and mussar writings say that all human traits can be channeled into constructive channels. A person may wish to deny his feelings of aggression or obstinacy. There is no need to deny these. Rather, they should be directed toward constructive goals.

    In psychology, there is the concept of sublimation. It is theorized that the subconscious mind can redirect an unacceptable drive toward proper goals. Thus, psychologists say, an astronomer who peers through a telescope or a scientist who looks through a microscope has converted a voyeuristic drive into a constructive curiosity. Although sublimation is certainly a beneficial mechanism, it is not accomplished consciously. The person has no awareness of the origin of his scientific curiosity.

    Our ethicists say that there is no need to deny or repress any urge or drive. These are part of our physiological makeup. Rather, we should allow ourselves to be aware of them and consciously redirect them. But this requires introspection and self-examination, something which most people have little time to do. We are too occupied with our daily activities to take time out for meditation, contemplation and soul-searching.

    Shabbos provides the opportunity for introspection. “Six days shall you accomplish your activities, and on the seventh day you shall desist.” Desist and refrain from all your usual activities. Freeze your aggressive, assertive, indolent and obstinate traits. Let them not be manipulated by subconscious mechanisms. Allow them to be at rest, where you can examine them and see what you can do with them.

    This is indeed a worthy function of Shabbos. It gives a person the opportunity to enhance one’s spirituality by becoming the finest human being one can be.

    1. Weary Traveler

      *In my best attempt at a Christopher Walken voice*

      Wow… I must have been living around these libs for too long, because… My feelings are dead. I feel no remorse.

    2. John Gillis

      Wow. Her family is insane. If my sister were brutally attacked and later died of her injuries, I would want blood.

    3. IsraelReader

      TOTALLY NUTS!
      https://sf.eater.com/2023/2/13/23598051/jen-angel-cakes-oakland-baker-death
      Angel’s family says that because of her political beliefs, they do not feel she would have wanted to see the people who attacked her prosecuted with a crime.
      Restorative justice, a framework Angel supported, is based on the idea that victims and perpetrators of harm should arbitrate and mediate to determine appropriate atonement and amendment, rather than defaulting to traditional forms of punishment including incarceration.
      In the statement, the family asks supporters to not “advance putting public resources into policing, incarceration, or other state violence that perpetuates the cycles of violence that resulted in this tragedy.”

      1. Weary Traveler

        So what if I, the victim, decide that the appropriate “atonement” is the death penalty?

        So many ways that could be interpreted. These people really think we are all going to have a great big group hug? LOL

        1. IsraelReader

          Being that the victim of harm (murdered), is not around anymore to “negotiate”, SOCIETY must have a deterrent against thugs and hoodlums, in order that others are not harmed/murdered in a similar manner.

          A person who murders another person has forfeited their right to live.

          1. Weary Traveler

            I totally agree with that. Now, the family of the victim who is murdered can seek the death penalty.

            But here is where I was going with my initial question. Say I am the victim of a carjacking. According to “restorative justice”, I am supposed to “mediate”, with the the perpetrator, what his punishment should be. So what if I, the victim in that case, say the only punishment I am willing to accept is the death penalty?

            I highly doubt those behind the idea would allow that. So lets now say, I say “okay… If the death penalty is too harsh, and people like this never learn, how about life in solitary confinement?”

            I don’t see them going for that either. I don’t even see them going for if I were to call for the maximum penalty of the crime as it exists on the books today.

            The way so-called “restorative justice” works, they aren’t going to let the perpetrator walk away with more than a slap on the wrist. If even that. More like, they would try to convince the victim how they should have more understanding, and would even go so far as to say it is the victim’s fault for having too good of a life, while the criminal has such a rotten life.

          2. IsraelReader

            These lunatics would argue that it’s her fault for getting killed.
            She should not have tried to defend her property.
            After all, in an “ideal” world, we should all share our “stuff”, with the “have-nots”, and these “have-nots” are ENTITLED to our stuff, just by virtue of them having less than me and you.

            If that’s what they want, then let’s let these crazy people just sit together around a campfire and sing “Kumbaya”.
            Meanwhile I’m out of there, and their loony society.
            All it does is lead to anarchy.
            She was an anarchist, who sought to undermine the foundations of normal society, and she died because of that very same form of anarchism.
            Moral of the story: Be careful of what you wish for. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

          3. Weary Traveler

            Of course, it is never their own stuff they want to share with the have-nots, but YOUR stuff, and my stuff.

            It’s bad enough — and this touches on my main problem with the narrative of Christianity — that there are others who expect you to take on the same burden/sacrifice they do in name of their “morality.” With the left, it is far worse, because they are not even willing to take on any burden themselves.

            More like attribute the burden to you, and then hog up all the credit saying “see what a wonderful person I am?”

            I am more than happy to let these anarchists live in their cuckoo society. I just hate the fact that I, and the rest of us, are being forced to live in it, and bear the consequences of their actions.

            And worse than that, it is the others like her, who instead of looking at what happened to one of their own and say “maybe we might want to rethink some things here”, who would go so far as to say if the victim was pro law and order, and was known to be an activist supporting such causes, i.e., Blue Lives Matter/Support The Thin Blue Line, these self-righteous libs would be saying the victim got what they had coming to them.

            The left of today are more self-righteous, more hypocritical and oppressive, than even the puritans of Medieval times.

  15. Weary Traveler

    It’s obvious Soros is trying to split the base. But he is doing Trump more favors than DeSantis.

    If anything, Soros would probably rather have a DeSantis presidency than another Trump presidency.

    The way I see it, Soros making an endorsement for next year’s GOP primaries is either one of two things, or both. Without Trump, DeSantis is the leading nominee, and as Soros sees it, a weaker candidate against a Democrat. Or, with DeSantis meeting with Jeb Bush, it could be that DeSantis really is an establishment candidate that would be much easier to influence if he gets to DC as controlled opposition.

    Either way you cut it, this is very Machiavellian on Soros’ part.

    The Kiss of Death – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Endorsed by George Soros (VIDEO)

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/02/kiss-death-florida-governor-ron-desantis-endorsed-george-soros/

    1. Sapper 9

      This is an example of reverse psychology, an attempt to manipulate the base, nothing more than as you said, splitting the base

      1. Weary Traveler

        Jeb Bush was already working to split the base by courting DeSantis. Enter Soros, that says just how scared of Trump the uniparty is.

        If DeSantis runs, we’ll know he is part of the uniparty for sure.

        1. Sapper 9

          I think that the more packed the field becomes, the more likely that PRESIDENT Trump will win.

    1. george linker

      The arabs replaced old old roman names. The romans replaced old hebrew names.

    1. Filter

      How come some of us, right from the get go; felt that this whole thing was a ruse? My husband lost his job b/c he refused to get jabbed, now he’s back at work, they are realizing they are losing their talent and skilled workers by the ban on the unvaxxed.

      1. Weary Traveler

        Sadly, no one has begged me to come back, and I established the QC protocol = SOP, and wrote the technical manual for it.

        In my case, I am sure they learned how “insubordinate” I can be when push comes to shove, and some companies, more commonly than not, don’t like that.

        1. Filter

          Hope that changes for you WT. A Pilot has died at the helm on take off – and co-pilot had to make quick return to land and get medical help but it was too late, DOA to the hospital.

          1. Weary Traveler

            Given what happened to those teachers in the NYC area who were fired for refusing the jab, I would not be surprised if I too wound up in some federal/FBI database with a red flag on my file.

            No job is worth the risk of your health, or even just giving the government any more power over your life, especially when it isn’t entitled to any in the first place.

            The way I see it, slaves had jobs too.

      2. Sapper 9

        The free thinkers knew that it was very suspicious from the beginning and we are being proven to have been correct , more and more by the day.

    2. Tony

      You beat me to it. That must certainly be one of his best. We have noticed. Probably we have all noticed. But we are just ordinary people. We can’t do anything about it, can we >

      1. Weary Traveler

        Aside from their fancy titles, they too are just people. They don’t want us to ever realize that though, then would really lose their power. Which isn’t even really their own power.

      1. Weary Traveler

        Way beyond the dumb white suburban kids when I was in high school who were sagging their pants, and pretending to be Ice Cube in Boyz N The Hood. And they were actually worse than Bud Bundy when he was going through his “Grand Master B” phase. LOL

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un94fPIycCo

          1. Weary Traveler

            I still see a lot of it in my area. Seems that the hip-hop culture just doesn’t want to die.

    3. Proud Conservative Mom

      Agreed, that they are trying to distract us from the truth that a few brave doctors are valiantly sharing.

      Those complicit don’t want the truth to ever be revealed. Of course, they want to retain their ill-gotten wealth.

      That’s true that new mutations haven’t been announced and blasted on the news.
      Not a day used to go by where that hadn’t happened.

      Of course, they’re hoping that We the People will just move on.
      LIKE. HELL. WE. WILL.

    1. Weary Traveler

      Not just unattractive as in fugly, but also for their lack of brains. I still some people wearing masks alone in cars.

      I would argue the more dumb among us are the most likely to still be wearing a face diaper.

  16. Weary Traveler

    I am hearing a lot more messages like this lately. Jordan Peterson just did a 90 minute video interview on this very topic also.

    I really hope that this topic coming up more means that we really are leaving the “hook-up culture” behind.

    I am pretty sure the “hook-up culture” is one of the reasons, and a big one, why so many people walking around seem to exhibit symptoms of being on the Asperger’s/Autism spectrum. Not that vaccine injuries didn’t also play a part, because they do. But I suspect that the casual sex aspect that was introduced in to western culture though the “free love” movement of the 60s and the sexual revolution of the 70s. Even more so than technology, i.e., television, media and social media.

    I can’t help but extrapolate that if not for the break up of the family unit, and the impermanence of all of our relationships, that maybe Facebook, and other social media would not have been so addictive to most.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9xoLJ6hv0M

      1. Weary Traveler

        And I don’t want to give any spoilers, so we’ll discuss then when you have finished listening. But I noticed a huge difference here, from when a Rabbi correlates sin to natural disaster than when a Christian minister/pastor does.

        It shows me just how much more practical and logical the Jewish mind is.

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      Rabbi Lapin positively NAILED it.
      When one sleeps with someone they’re married whether they realize it or not.
      The act of physical intimacy is a marriage bond.
      💯💯💯💯💯💯

      The act has been tragically promoted to be nothing more significant than a handshake.
      Indeed, that is a huge problem.

      It’s a culture of sickness of short term intimate relationships.
      This causes a future marriage less of a chance of succeeding.
      Girls are hurt from these short term intimate relationships and develop a tough veneer. It’s very painful.

      I know of a secular Jewish girl years ago that experienced agony from such a situation.
      I’ll never forget it.
      We worked together for one summer and my heart broke at her pain.
      I couldn’t begin to imagine it.

      Regarding the males, most definitely, the more one performs an act, it’s easier to repeat it.
      They become more hardened and callous and are not bothered to repeat such short term relationships.

      It goes for the other direction as well.
      The more one refuses to conduct themselves in such a manner, the easier it is to continue not to do it.

      At a certain point, it’s time to fish or cut bait.
      Dating is different than courting.

      Orthodox Jews date for the purpose of seeing if the possibility of a marriage exists.
      We see if there is an obstacle and if it’s insurmountable or not.
      There is a very finite period of time to see if we’re compatible.
      If we’re not, it’s on to the next person.

      To be continued a bit later…

      I was called by one of my best friends to pick her up.
      She’s stranded.

      I didn’t want to lose what I posted this far.

      Part II coming shortly.

      1. Weary Traveler

        I have seen countless examples of women who have been hardened. Sadly, it makes them even more unattractive than even having been deflowered by those who were never really worthy of them in the first place.

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          It’s an absolutely horrible thing.
          They are permanently damaged from it in every single way.

          I concur absolutely with your assessment.

          Still listening and typing up more commentary.

          1. Weary Traveler

            I’ve seen it first hand. They end up taking their anger and bitterness out on all men, which includes men who would actually respect them, and love them and treat them well.

            That’s how they grow to become crazy old cat ladies.

            The same thing happens to men also. The so-called “Manosphere” on the internet is a good illustration of that, i.e., The MGTOWs and “incels.” Or I can just sum it up with two words; Andrew Tate.

          2. Proud Conservative Mom

            I believe it.

            Rabbi Lapin does a fantastic job explaining how these terrible, drastic, and heartbreaking changes happen to people.

            I’m beyond grateful for being who I am.
            Every single time I think I cannot possibly be more grateful, there’s always just cause for my gratitude to increase.

            THANK YOU HASHEM.

            FYI, it is an incredible feeling of confidence, security, and joy to know that I have only been intimate with my husband and vice versa.

            The feelings, closeness, and security run on a very high level both emotionally and physically.

    2. Proud Conservative Mom

      Agreed about what he said about the escort agency for precisely the reasons why he said it.
      It’s an understood business relationship, if you will.
      BH, BH, BH, it would NEVER happen with one of my sons either (regarding being asked such a question).

      YES! Proximity and familiarity play huge roles.
      Absolutely, when a couple has dated for a while there are very strong bonds.

      EVERYTHING is different if the couple slept together.
      That’s a total game changer.

      The male has a harder time walking out of it doesn’t look like it will work after three dates if they were intimate.
      The girl expected some kind of commitment BECAUSE of the intimacy.

      Indeed, the families of both are affected.
      There are shattered connections.
      (A great terminology by Rabbi Lapin.)

      It does NOT take long to find out if you’re compatible.
      Most definitely, the misery and sadness doesn’t have to transpire.

      Human nature doesn’t change.
      Rabbi Lapin is correct.

      Society has changed, but not human nature.
      That’s a very key component.

      The ecstacy and joy that a woman feels in a marriage, is not remotely comparable to a temporary relationship.
      They are simply not in the same galaxies.

      Of course, most women are more comfortable choosing a man who is stronger than them physically and financially.

      They feel safer.
      It’s not difficult to understand why.

      (Of course, there are exceptions to this. However, generally that is the case.)

      It takes motivation to go to work.
      The drive to work and succeed is much more powerful when you’re providing for a family.
      Family drives up finance.

      Agreed, that it’s easier for married people to connect than singles.
      I also host single people for Shabbos.
      It’s a joy to do so.

      Single people have a slight anxiety and they are lacking in confidence at times to be comfortable among married couples.
      I have personally seen it and it’s very rough on the singles.
      Trust me.
      It’s not because we make them uncomfortable.

      It’s fascinating how he tied this concept to Cassius of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.

      Regarding the earthquakes, the USSA has buildings built far better to withstand it.
      Moreover, there are far better warning systems in place.

      In third world countries it’s not important enough for them to rectify the problems despite the tremendous loss of life.

      When 1,800 people died of flooding in Holland, the Dutch created a system to ensure that it wouldn’t happen again.

      Not so with the Third World countries.
      Beliefs shake action.

      Judaism believes in the importance of saving lives.
      CORRECT.

      (I hate the term Judeo-Christian values, with all due respect.)

      Societies are shaped as much as what people believe and even more so than what knowledge does!

      That’s ABSOLUTELY 💯 PERCENT CORRECT.

      What an outstanding class!
      🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

      1. Weary Traveler

        “Single people have a slight anxiety and they are lacking in confidence at times to be comfortable among married couples.
        I have personally seen it and it’s very rough on the singles.
        Trust me.
        It’s not because we make them uncomfortable.

        Unfortunately, I can fully attest to this anxiety. Especially the longer you are single, there is a sense of abandonment, like you are being, or have been thrown away. The best way I can describe it, is it would be like being stranded in a life raft out in the middle of the ocean, hoping for a plane to fly over, or to see a passing ship in the distance, and when you do, you realize you don’t have a flare gun to attract attention.

        “Regarding the earthquakes, the USSA has buildings built far better to withstand it.
        Moreover, there are far better warning systems in place.

        In third world countries it’s not important enough for them to rectify the problems despite the tremendous loss of life.

        When 1,800 people died of flooding in Holland, the Dutch created a system to ensure that it wouldn’t happen again.

        Not so with the Third World countries.
        Beliefs shake action.

        ^^This right here is exactly what I was alluding to when mentioning the difference between how a Rabbi would tie the two, vs. a Pastor/Minister.

        Too many times I have heard examples of the latter point to a disaster/calamity as “God’s judgment on the nation for its sin?” Case in point; Jerry Falwell after 9/11, claiming the terrorist attack that killed 3,000+ innocent civilians was God “judging” America for Roe V. Wade = abortion.

        Really? 28 years later? Really? Who put Roe V. Wade on the books? Nine justices, and a handful of lawyers and activists, and a paid actress = Roe. We are talking at max two dozen people in total give or take a few here or there, out of nation where the population at the time of the ruling was 212 million.

        What the Hell sense does it make in their diseased little minds that 3,000+ should die, and that their families and friends should suffer because of that, because of a couple of dozen people, nearly 30 years prior, that everyone else, regardless of where they stood on the issue, would have had zero influence over?

        Now compare that evil and twisted logic to what Rabbi Lapin just said here, where thoughts dictate actions. Promiscuity cheapens the individual. When you do not value yourself, you do not value others, or their lives. Therefore your actions will show that. That is cause and effect. So if a culture, and/or its corrupt government do not value human life, they will not institute any policies that protect human life, such as building codes, and early warning systems.

        THAT makes perfect sense, and one doesn’t need to be scared in to worshiping some man god to “understand” that. And that’s just it when you get right down to it. The messaging of fear and guilt is only good for getting butts in the seats in the church houses. Being practical doesn’t scare people to the church house or praying to someone’s man god.

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          I’m not surprised that you have that anxiety and feel abandoned, especially when you get older.
          It must be very terrifying.
          My heart breaks just thinking about it.
          Your analogy is a great depiction.
          💔😪

          Orthodox Jewish communities took in singles during Covid so they wouldn’t feel alone.
          The loneliness was a Hell onto itself.
          They matched whatever people they could with families.
          Of course, it was voluntary.
          I know it was very appreciated.

          “Case in point; Jerry Falwell after 9/11, claiming the terrorist attack that killed 3,000+ innocent civilians was God “judging” America for Roe V. Wade = abortion.”

          UNFREAKING BELIEVABLE.
          I didn’t know that.
          What tremendous evil.
          😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

          I opine this is another layer of coercion to hold onto their parishioners.
          It’s beyond deranged.
          One has to have a very twisted and evil mind to come up with such a ludicrous conclusion.
          @#$_&-+?!?! (Pardon my language.)

          It’s not a matter of making sense — at least not to a person who can step back and think logically.
          It’s a matter of doing anything and everything to frighten people into doing what they want them to do, so they won’t lose more members.
          It’s all fire and brimstone.
          SMH…

          Rabbi Lapin is speaking about the Truth of Torah and the beautiful values that come along with it.
          It’s one magnificent package.
          It rings true because it IS true.
          Moreover, Torah is absolutely GLORIOUS in every single manner.
          It’s sheer perfection and makes sense because it was authored by Hashem our Creator — and not Heaven forbid fabricated by men.

          “THAT makes perfect sense, and one doesn’t need to be scared in to worshiping some man god to “understand” that. And that’s just it when you get right down to it. The messaging of fear and guilt is only good for getting butts in the seats in the church houses. Being practical doesn’t scare people to the church house or praying to someone’s man god.”

          I couldn’t have said it any better.

          You also continue to realize the depths and magnificence of Judaism, the more you hear and read about it.

          You never have to feel boxed in.
          As you know Judaism doesn’t recruit, never has, and never will.

          Gentiles who keep the Noachide Laws are guaranteed a place in Heaven.
          It’s not forced down anyone’s throat.

          Hashem didn’t revoke your free will and ability to choose your path.

          1. Weary Traveler

            I know the lockdowns were especially hard on singles. At least those of us with enough self-respect to not ever have been using hookup apps like Tinder. Which oddly enough, Faucist was okay with; ‘sure, have a one night stand with a stranger, just remember to wear a mask when you do. Oh, but don’t you dare hug your loved ones.’

            Sadly, singles do get discriminated against a lot, and worse, get lumped in with the worst actors. And yes, the older you get, and if you are still single, it is automatically assumed that something must be terribly wrong with you.

            It is a terrifying feeling, because it makes getting old a scary prospect. However, sadly, even marriage doesn’t protect a person from that either. There was a case I learned of a few years back. There’s this family on YouTube that has a channel called “Explore With Us”, and they were exploring an abandoned mining site in Northern Nevada, and came across an old telephone relay building along the dirt road leading to the site of the old mine.

            The took a look inside the building, and found a bunch of stuff like a homeless person was living there. Keep in mind that this was way out in the middle of nowhere. They called the local sheriffs, and did some research and ended up solving a missing person’s case. Sadly the person living in the building was dead, as their skeletal remains were found buried a few hundred feet from the building.

            It was a middle aged man from Arkansas who was reported missing by his ex wife. He and his wife separated after the guy got sick with dementia. Just a few years prior the man had a normal life with a family and a stable job as an accountant, then he got sick.

            Point being, although that can theoretically happen to anyone, God forbid, it is far more likely to happen to a single person. So yeah, it is very scary. Especially if you are a single man, you can drive by those homeless encampments that are littering our cities, and it isn’t hard to see how you can be put in to one of those. Because you live in a corrupt society that is throwing everything it has at you to make sure you end up there, along side those who deliberately pissed their own lives away on substance abuse and being criminals.

            But back to the lockdowns, I strongly believe that was one of the main intentions, which was to cause as many deaths of despair as possible. Hence also why the family unit has been attacked so much over the last 50 years.

            And that perfectly leads to those lovely goodie-two-shoes Christians who prey on the single, hoping like Hell to exploit your dissatisfaction in life for their own ends. Pretend to care about you, then tell you what a horrible person you are because of your ancestors, and scare you in to their church. They truly are wolves in sheep’s clothing. Rabbi Singer is so right about how it appeals to the lower self.

          2. Proud Conservative Mom

            ” I strongly believe that was one of the main intentions, which was to cause as many deaths of despair as possible. Hence also why the family unit has been attacked so much over the last 50 years.”

            CORRECT.

            I opine that it’s much scarier to go through life alone.
            Indeed, the government is preying upon those who are single in different ways than those who are married.

            That story about that man with dementia who died alone with his belongings found in a cave is absolutely heartbreaking.

            “And that perfectly leads to those lovely goodie-two-shoes Christians who prey on the single, hoping like Hell to exploit your dissatisfaction in life for their own ends. Pretend to care about you, then tell you what a horrible person you are because of your ancestors, and scare you in to their church. They truly are wolves in sheep’s clothing. Rabbi Singer is so right about how it appeals to the lower self.”

            People who conduct themselves in that manner are absolutely evil.
            Edwinrad and Sparrow are excellent examples of such trash.

          3. Weary Traveler

            “I opine that it’s much scarier to go through life alone.

            Indeed it is. I can only say, to put it bluntly and honestly, it sucks.

            That story about that man with dementia who died alone with his belongings found in a cave is absolutely heartbreaking.

            I had to look that one up again. The guy’s name was Jeff Kirkwood. I think this was the follow up video they made.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_-mGQhKAqE

            I’ll have to try watching it again myself soon.

            It’s a sad tale of how messed up our society really can be to just forget about people like that.

            People who conduct themselves in that manner are absolutely evil.
            Edwinrad and Sparrow are excellent examples of such trash.

            People like that, as far as I am concerned, are in the same camp as people like Jeffrey Dahmer.

      1. Weary Traveler

        I think you are right. I think there were/are many reasons behind the masks. One is to condition people to wear a uniform, and erode any sense of individuality. Another is to make us all sicker. And of course, it is all psychological too, and to keep us further separated from each other.

        These people are really angered by people having healthy and meaningful relationships. Kind of like how the Aspies in my area seem to get really offended seeing anyone have any kind of camaraderie, and if they can, find any excuse they can to interfere and ruin it.

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      I would boycott any place that forces me to be muzzled.

      This is all about posturing and control.

      Masks only help in an extremely limited manner, if someone coughs or sneezes right on top of you.

      I agree with George.
      I opine that they’d joyfully have us mask (and be locked down) forever.

  17. Weary Traveler

    “In North Dakota, HB 1406 proposes preventing state agencies from requiring vaccines “unless the manufacturer of the medical product is liable for any death or serious injury caused by the medical product.” The West Virginia legislature is considering a similar bill.”

    I would remove the ‘unless’ clause from this. There should be no ‘unless.’ I don’t give a damn if they are mandating everyone take a vitamin C tablet. Once you give any room to a government to mandate putting anything in to your body, they will be more than happy to abuse that power and put ANYTHING in to your body. The last three years should have made that more than abundantly clear.

    There is no other approach acceptable with regards to making sure that something like this never happens again, other than being even more militant about our civil liberties than they were about taking them away.

    Time to Reclaim the Seventh Amendment

    https://brownstone.org/articles/time-to-reclaim-the-seventh-amendment/

      1. Weary Traveler

        There is always the dead’s next of kin, and immediate family.

        The “unless” in the bill is just as much a slippery slope as the mandates themselves, and could put us right back in the very same spot sooner than we think.

        Our founding fathers knew that the less power governments have over the people, the better.

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      Another excellent article.

      ABSOLUTELY, I would remove the word unless.
      They’re hellbent on trying to protect the manufacturers of this poison.

      Those like Kylie Hall should face a firing squad.

      EVERYTHING that they claimed that the vaccines were, was an intentional LIE.
      This entire operation was executed with tremendous precision and malice aforethought.

      Moreover, not only did the poison death shots not prevent people from dying, it did just the opposite.
      Further, countless amounts of people were forced to leave their jobs because they refused to get jabbed.
      Those like yourself, and those who have terrible health issues as a result, and the families of those who died from the poison should have their day in court and take everyone complicit to “The Cleaners.”

      It makes my stomach churn just thinking about the evil that people will perpetrate all for money and power.

      The Seventh Amendment should not be restricted in any manner whatsoever (nor should the other Amendments).

    1. Weary Traveler

      That’s the funny part. If those objects really were UFOs as we commonly define a UFO by default, wouldn’t that be risking some kind of war? Especially with a species that was advanced enough to travel many light years? I would also think that such technologically advanced craft wouldn’t be so easy to shoot down either.

      It’s all the proof you need that the whole thing was just theater.

    1. Weary Traveler

      Good. May that disgusting anti-American antisemite die a slow painful death.

      1. IsraelReader

        Once everyone is remembering Jimmy Carter, here’s a political song that was composed by Yerachmiel Begun, an orthodox Jew, in the late 1970’s and was sung by his “Miami Boys Choir”.

        Here are the lyrics (followed by a recording):
        MR. CARTER- Miami Boys Choir- Composed by Yerachmiel Begun- Miami Meets Toronto

        VERSE 1:
        We all thought that you would be a great president,
        That’s what our votes in November meant (That’s what they meant)
        We had so many hopes that you would see our plight,
        Was it the oil that spoiled your sight?

        CHORUS:
        Mr. Carter,
        Wadda you want, from meeeee?
        You’re a farmer, ooooh, you have your land,
        That’s what we want, can’t you see.

        VERSE 2:
        Every time we get together, West Bank is a factor,
        Vus veist a goy vus schlepped a tractor,
        It wouldn’t be the same if it’s your son Chip,
        Helping soldiers watch the Gaza Strip.

        CHORUS:
        Mr. Carter,
        Wadda you want, from meeeee?
        You’re a farmer, ooooh, you have your land,
        That’s what we want, can’t you see.

        VERSE 3:
        You came fresh from Sunday school, a Bible in your belt,
        Smiled and schnorred a bissel gelt,
        In return, we asked for peanuts, you answered so very well,
        You keep the nuts; the Arabs get the shells.

        CHORUS:
        Mr. Carter,
        Wadda you want, from meeeee?
        You’re a farmer, ooooh, you have your land,
        That’s what we want, can’t you see.

        VERSE 4:
        You campaigned for president, you always came to dinner,
        Tell me, who expected such a vinner?
        Better find another house for you and your first lady,
        You’re moving out in 1980!

        CHORUS:
        Mr. Carter,
        Wadda you want, from meeeeeeeee?
        You’re a farmer, ooooh, you have your land,
        That’s what we want, can’t you see.
        (x2)

        Am Yisrael Chai!

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBner10NDjw

    1. Tony

      This is one of the things that our Princess Diana was famous for-


      In April 1987, at the height of the AIDS epidemic, while many turned away and ignored what was happening, Princess Diana opened the UK’s
      first specialist HIV/AIDS unit at London’s Middlesex Hospital, a space that would exclusively care for patients with the virus.

      While visiting the unit, she famously noted, ‘HIV does not make people dangerous to know. You can shake their hands and give them a hug.
      Heaven knows they need it. What’s more, you can share their homes, their workplaces, and their playgrounds and toys.’ ”

      (She understood what was going on. Project Fear”)

    2. Proud Conservative Mom

      Of course, it was an act of deliberate evil.
      They intentionally whipped people into a hysterical frenzy.
      Fauxi apparently did the same thing with AIDS.
      I’m old enough to remember being traumatized by what I was reading in the news, and I was relatively young.

      We have to do our own homework.
      We cannot let their ambiguities become truth.
      That’s a big part of the problem as well.

      People have to take a step back and reason and think logically.

      My immediate thought: The same FDA that takes 20 years to approve a drug is allowing this “vaccine” to be rolled out after a few short months?!
      That ALONE, made me say HELL NO to being jabbed.
      I wasn’t born yesterday.

      HOW could it have possibly had any studies done on test subjects?!

      I could go on and on.
      We’re critical thinkers.
      Moreover, I don’t let people push me around.

      This reminds me of an old cliche, LOL.
      If your friends (*none of mine) would all jump off of the roof would you join them?

      1. Weary Traveler

        This article actually made me think a lot about Marty, because this is the kind of thing we talk about a lot. In fact, the questions the author posed to Faucist’s statements on AIDS back in the day, are exactly the kinds of questions Marty always asks liberals when they try to argue with him.

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          Oh boy! I’d love to see Marty in action. 🤣🤣🤣
          Yourself and Bill as well.

          If I am a safe environment, I never let the Libs get away with anything.
          I leave them sputtering. 😁😁😁

          1. Weary Traveler

            One of the things that makes me feel good about some of Bill’s stories, especially the ones where he has really gotten in to it with the volunteers from groups like Amnesty International, is that even he can lose his cool and shout at those people too. It makes me feel a lot less bad about myself when I fly off the handle in certain situations.

  18. AuntiE*TFL

    TRUST ME. YOU DO NOT WANT THIS.
    THINGS TO DO:
    Buy Emetrol – you will need it for the nausea!
    Line trash cans with plastic bags and place next to your bed.
    Buy electrolyte beverages. YOU WILL DEHYDRATE within four hours!!
    They do not mention fever as one of the issues. I run a fever and have had a high one for four days. Forget taking anything for the fever. It will return in forms you wish not to have.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/forget-covid-cdc-now-warns-virus-is-highly-contagious

    Forget COVID; CDC now warns this virus is highly contagious

    One in 15 Americans will get this virus, here’s how you can try to avoid it

    February 17, 2023 6:11pm EST

    Winter months brought a surge of respiratory illness across the country. As flu, cold and COVID-19 cases further trend down, the CDC is now warning of an uptick in another type of illness: norovirus.

    Public health officials have noted an increase in norovirus cases, the highly contagious virus that causes the “stomach flu.” The number of infections this year outpace the last few years, but decreased congregation from the COVID-19 pandemic most likely contributed to the lower-case counts, and we are now experiencing normal trends preceding COVID-19.

    The stomach flu isn’t the same as the “flu” caused by influenza, which is characterized mostly by fever, fatigue and respiratory symptoms. The norovirus stomach flu has more focused and intense gastrointestinal symptoms and, in most cases, a shorter duration of sickness.

    The most common symptoms are:

    Diarrhea
    Vomiting
    Nausea
    Stomach pain
    Fatigue

    While outbreaks can happen anytime and anywhere, they occur most often during the colder months and in crowded environments, like hospitals, nursing homes, childcare centers, schools and cruise ships.

    For the overwhelming majority, the illness is usually self-limited, resolving on its own without medical intervention. It’s not fun to have and can lead to dehydration quickly. Dehydration can be especially worrisome in the elderly and young kids, and it can lead to serious complications.

    The stomach flu sends about half a million people to the emergency room each year for supportive care and to rule out other more ominous diagnoses, like appendicitis.

    The stomach flu isn’t the same as the “flu” caused by influenza, which is characterized mostly by fever, fatigue and respiratory symptoms. The norovirus stomach flu has more focused and intense gastrointestinal symptoms and in most cases, a shorter duration of sickness.

    Unlike the respiratory spread of influenza and SARS-CoV-2, norovirus largely spreads from contaminated food and surfaces, making it the most common foodborne illness in the U.S.

    Foods that are commonly involved in the outbreaks include leafy greens (lettuce), fresh fruit and shellfish. The highly contagious virus typically spreads from unwashed hands (especially after using the restroom and/or vomiting) handling food or surfaces food is placed upon. Norovirus can remain viable on surfaces and still infect people for days if not cleaned appropriately. Aggressive handwashing and keeping surfaces unsoiled are key to helping reduce the spread of this pesky virus.

    There is some short-term protective immunity following the stomach flu. However, there are over two dozen strains of norovirus known to infect humans, all with many variants, so protection from one does not necessarily protect from another.

    It is nearly impossible to avoid the illness once an outbreak does occur. To decrease the risk of infection and further spread of the havoc-wreaking virus, be sure to:

    Follow strict bathroom hand hygiene
    Wipe and disinfect bathroom’s surfaces after someone sick uses it
    Wash hands before and after preparing food
    Rinse fruits and vegetables
    Cook shellfish thoroughly

    Each year, one in every 15 individuals in the U.S. will get norovirus stomach flu; it’s hard to avoid. If you do get sick, make sure to stay in touch with your doctor and drink plenty of fluids to decrease the risk of dehydration and the consequences of fluid depletion. Do what you can to stop the spread by keeping contaminated surfaces clean and avoiding group settings until 48 hours after symptoms have completely resolved>

    1. Tony

      I remember my grandmother used to take something for it, but they hadn’t invented something very expensive with a funny name for it back then.

      1. AuntiE*TFL

        The only reason I know about is my neighbor used it during chemotherapy and said it worked well.

          1. AuntiE*TFL

            Why does baking soda jump to my mind? I know it was used for many medicinal purposes.

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          You recommended it to me. 💞🥰

          It didn’t help when I had Covid and post Covid side effects, but it helped when I was nauseous one day this week.
          I had it in the house, thank G-d.

          It didn’t work during my pregnancies.
          I cannot explain it other than to say that my body is wired differently and is very sensational.
          (Not due to anything that I have done.)

          Life is never boring around me.
          😉😃

      1. AuntiE*TFL

        ProgenyE had it first and was only ill two days. UncleE, who is highly susceptible to intestinal illnesses, has not caught it.😳 He has been an absolute Rock of Gibraltar through this!!!

      1. AuntiE*TFL

        I am moving toward recovery mode. My fever climbed to 102 on Thursday night.😳😳😳 On a positive note, I never dehydrated and…sit down for this, I slept 30 hours. I awakened enough to take in fluid and was asleep I minutes!

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          30 hours of sleep!
          Holy moly!

          You must have very desperately needed it.
          I’m beyond grateful that you awakened to hydrate yourself and fall asleep again immediately.

          I’ll daven for you all. 🌹🌹🌹

          1. AuntiE*TFL

            The only illness I have had that did not produce fatigue was pneumonia. That is probably due to the coughing.

          2. AuntiE*TFL

            I have a past history of becoming I’ll with pneumonia every three years. Odd, yes. As I am very very vaccine hesitant, I did take the pneumonia vaccine. Of course, I had ProgenyE do eons of research for me. I am pneumonia free…so far. Absolutely no adverse reaction either. Another plus is our pharmacist is so good I did not even feel the shot. Only my nurse mother was ever that good!

          3. AuntiE*TFL

            I just noticed my iPad converted ill to I’ll. It is becoming a great irritant!!!😠

            We may have had our illness for the year. 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

  19. AuntiE*TFL

    TRUST ME. YOU DO NOT WANT THIS.
    THINGS TO DO:
    Buy Emetrol – you will need it for the nausea!
    Line trash cans with plastic bags and place next to your bed.
    Buy electrolyte beverages. YOU WILL DEHYDRATE within four hours!!
    They do not mention fever as one of the issues. I run a fever and have had a high one for four days. Forget taking anything for the fever. It will return in forms you wish not to have.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/forget-covid-cdc-now-warns-virus-is-highly-contagious

    Forget COVID; CDC now warns this virus is highly contagious

    One in 15 Americans will get this virus, here’s how you can try to avoid it

    February 17, 2023 6:11pm EST

    Winter months brought a surge of respiratory illness across the country. As flu, cold and COVID-19 cases further trend down, the CDC is now warning of an uptick in another type of illness: norovirus.

    Public health officials have noted an increase in norovirus cases, the highly contagious virus that causes the “stomach flu.” The number of infections this year outpace the last few years, but decreased congregation from the COVID-19 pandemic most likely contributed to the lower-case counts, and we are now experiencing normal trends preceding COVID-19.

    The stomach flu isn’t the same as the “flu” caused by influenza, which is characterized mostly by fever, fatigue and respiratory symptoms. The norovirus stomach flu has more focused and intense gastrointestinal symptoms and, in most cases, a shorter duration of sickness.

    The most common symptoms are:

    Diarrhea
    Vomiting
    Nausea
    Stomach pain
    Fatigue

    While outbreaks can happen anytime and anywhere, they occur most often during the colder months and in crowded environments, like hospitals, nursing homes, childcare centers, schools and cruise ships.

    For the overwhelming majority, the illness is usually self-limited, resolving on its own without medical intervention. It’s not fun to have and can lead to dehydration quickly. Dehydration can be especially worrisome in the elderly and young kids, and it can lead to serious complications.

    The stomach flu sends about half a million people to the emergency room each year for supportive care and to rule out other more ominous diagnoses, like appendicitis.

    The stomach flu isn’t the same as the “flu” caused by influenza, which is characterized mostly by fever, fatigue and respiratory symptoms. The norovirus stomach flu has more focused and intense gastrointestinal symptoms and in most cases, a shorter duration of sickness.

    Unlike the respiratory spread of influenza and SARS-CoV-2, norovirus largely spreads from contaminated food and surfaces, making it the most common foodborne illness in the U.S.

    Foods that are commonly involved in the outbreaks include leafy greens (lettuce), fresh fruit and shellfish. The highly contagious virus typically spreads from unwashed hands (especially after using the restroom and/or vomiting) handling food or surfaces food is placed upon. Norovirus can remain viable on surfaces and still infect people for days if not cleaned appropriately. Aggressive handwashing and keeping surfaces unsoiled are key to helping reduce the spread of this pesky virus.

    There is some short-term protective immunity following the stomach flu. However, there are over two dozen strains of norovirus known to infect humans, all with many variants, so protection from one does not necessarily protect from another.

    It is nearly impossible to avoid the illness once an outbreak does occur. To decrease the risk of infection and further spread of the havoc-wreaking virus, be sure to:

    Follow strict bathroom hand hygiene
    Wipe and disinfect bathroom’s surfaces after someone sick uses it
    Wash hands before and after preparing food
    Rinse fruits and vegetables
    Cook shellfish thoroughly

    Each year, one in every 15 individuals in the U.S. will get norovirus stomach flu; it’s hard to avoid. If you do get sick, make sure to stay in touch with your doctor and drink plenty of fluids to decrease the risk of dehydration and the consequences of fluid depletion. Do what you can to stop the spread by keeping contaminated surfaces clean and avoiding group settings until 48 hours after symptoms have completely resolved>

  20. bill smith

    BREAKING: The Israeli Air Force is striking Iranian targets in and around Damascus.
    These strikes degrade Iran’s ability to amass and arm terrorists on Israel’s borders, and also degrade the Iranian facilities that build drones for Putin’s brutal invasion of Ukraine.

  21. Sapper 9

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/02/biden-gives-power-to-susan-rice-for-sweeping-racial-equity-makeover-of-the-federal-government-agency-equity-teams-to-be-established-to-run-all-departments-reeducate-workers/

    Biden is turning over power to Susan Rice for a “sweeping equity makeover” of the federal government , with equity teams to be established to run all departments and re-educate workers. hmm

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a18db071e8196952a6272db7ba76b2380ea06de545dcfd170beb8c45ee98dc73.jpg

    1. Ozraeli

      Where are they establishing the Re-education Camps? when is the Civil War starting?

    2. Proud Conservative Mom

      “Sweeping equity makeover.”
      In layman’s terms: As Oz said, re-education camps; turning this country even further on its head.

      They treat as like freaking idiots, as if we’re not intelligent enough to glean what their nefarious plans really are.

      😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      No joke.

      My choice of pronouns (I was tempted to write on a medical form) is “Your Majesty.”

      I’m beyond fed up with this lunacy!
      😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      Rosh Chodesh Adar is on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

      May we witness all of our enemies be obliterated completely, ASAP.

      Adar is the happiest month.
      (Moshiach coming would make me ecstatically euphoric.)

          1. Chief Mac

            Am doing okay PCM. The job is fine, beats commuting. The wife is doing fine.

            Glad to hear that you are all above ground

          2. Proud Conservative Mom

            That’s wonderful!
            May things always go well for you and your family.

            Myself included.
            Every breath is a huge gift.

            I recently started aggressive PT.
            I cannot wait to be done with it.

            I’m hoping to avoid getting epidural injections in my back again.
            If I need to do so, so be it.

            BH, my pain management doctor gives terrific ones.
            We’ll see what happens.

            My PT is terrific.

  22. Tony

    The United States will provide an additional $100 million dollars for earthquake response in Turkey and Syria, the US State Department said
    on Sunday, adding to the $85 million previously approved.

    [If you can’t help your enemies, who can you help?]

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      Shavuah Tov Tony.
      Our @#$_&-+ (pardon the language) government, gives money to terrorists.
      87 billion dollars of technology and equipment was left for the Taliban.

      This would fit in with their Modus Operandi perfectly.

  23. Proud Conservative Mom

    Hat tip my sister Chaya.

    At a conference of neurologists from all over the world, held in the United States, the phenomenon of fainting occurring in the morning hours, immediately after getting up from sleep was discussed.
    One outstanding professor in the field of neurology gave a long speech, in which she detailed the results of the many years of research she conducted on this issue.
    She said that after all the research, she came to the conclusion that the fainting is caused by the sharp transition between lying down and standing up. She said that it takes the blood 12 seconds to get from the legs to the brain. When standing up quickly, the blood is “thrown” to the brain too quickly, and it reacts in a chain reaction that causes fainting. She suggested to every person, even if he is not prone to fainting, that after getting up from his sleep, sit on the bed, count slowly to 12 and only then get up. The speech received applause and enthusiastic reactions.

    Then an observant Jewish professor stood up and asked for permission to speak. And so he said: With us, the Jews don’t get out of bed all at once. We have an ancient custom, thousands of years old, to say a special prayer of thanksgiving to the Creator of the world, that we were privileged to wake up in the morning healthy and whole. This prayer is said in bed, while sitting, as soon as you wake up.
    It has 12 words, and it takes you to say it, slowly and deliberately, twelve seconds… exactly twelve seconds.
    And then he slowly read “Modeh Ani”, and translated it so that everyone would understand. Again, noise erupted in the hall from stormy applause. But this time the applause was intended for…the Creator of the world.

    מודֶה 1
    אֲנִי 2
    לְפָנֶיךָ 3
    מֶלֶךְ 4
    חַי 5
    וְקַיָם 6
    שֶהֶחֱזַרְתָ 7
    בִי 8
    נִשְמָתִי 9
    בְחֶמְלָה 10
    רַבָה 11
    אֱמונָתֶךָ 12

    Translation: I thank you, living and enduring king, for You have graciously returned my soul within me. Great is your faithfulness.

    (I am constantly learning how keeping the Torah protects a person in ways that I never could have begun to imagine.)

  24. Proud Conservative Mom

    Tzfas. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c775832a5bbf2dd6f46beb09517d03a3c4748d51a91b5cb3cb076ed55b7d6adf.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3ac3090bf25e6c0a1b861918245fdfb6a84d79216b614de6fca7db91f102bcfd.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c0e0d745291259fe127d15fea4f298ec9de1abfa6dbb1a9bfa55c8b6c9b7d629.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68b04ce58093a04c1132fb9ff4eb1bfceed68a12d5be27b43c12791904f758f4.jpg

    It is MAGNIFICENT.
    I have a beautiful picture from the artist’s “corner” of Tzfas.

        1. Weary Traveler

          Good. A bit beat, as I was up half the night talking to an old friend I used to work with in Sacramento on the phone.

          I posted some interesting articles below, and a really good Rabbi Lapin video below.

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            I’m so very grateful that you got a chance to catch up.
            Don’t let yourself become sleep deprived.

            I cannot wait to read it all and watch the video.

            Going to check it all out now, Be’Ezras Hashem.

          2. Weary Traveler

            Poor Marty was the one who was sleep deprived yesterday. But that was because he couldn’t stop playing video games on his tablet the night before. When I saw him at Panera last night, he took a few minutes to “pick up his treasure” on one of his golf games, and he got a “self improvement score.”

            I told him that now he has something to share with his mother. He got a laugh out of that; “Guess what. I self improved today.” Really? How did you do that?” “I got bonus treasure on my golf game.” “Yeah, that’s not self-improvement. That’s the opposite of self-improvement.” LOL

          3. Proud Conservative Mom

            Oh no!
            🙃🤣

            I agree that it’s not an improvement.
            LOL!

            Studies have shown that it’s important to get off of electronics an hour before you plan to sleep.
            Otherwise, you remained “wired” and cannot fall asleep easily.

          4. Weary Traveler

            One of Marty’s best qualities is his sense of humor, and how he can poke fun at himself like that, being fully aware of his own flaws.

          5. Proud Conservative Mom

            If I couldn’t poke fun at myself, I’d have zero sanity.
            That’s great that he has the ability to do so as well.

            (I’m told that I am extremely entertaining when I use my sarcastic sense of humor on myself.)

          6. Sapper 9

            If he gets relaxation and relieves stress with it, then it might be “self improvement “, always enjoy the little things in life.

          7. Proud Conservative Mom

            It’s extremely critical to enjoy the little things in life.

            That being said, as one who is an occasional insomniac (and who was plagued by it for months), the cost benefit analysis for myself is not to do anything that will ruin my ability to sleep as an ongoing habit.

          8. Sapper 9

            If I am stressed before I go to bed, a couple of cat videos relaxes me and gives me a few laughs; I know, it is kind of strange. Lol

            I don’t do well with silence, so I have to go to sleep with a TV or radio on.

          9. Weary Traveler

            When I got stressed, I would play Grand Theft Auto and go on a rampage. LOL

  25. Proud Conservative Mom

    🚨Just In – IAEA monitors in Iran detect uranium enriched to 84% purity

    International nuclear inspectors posted to Iran detected last week uranium enriched to levels just below the threshold for an atom bomb, Bloomberg reported Sunday, citing “two senior diplomats.”

    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) monitors detected uranium enriched to 84 percent, the report said, the highest level found to date in the Islamic Republic.

    The outstanding question, it is understood, is whether Iran produced the material intentionally; there is a possibility that the concentration of uranium occurred accidentally within the network of pipes connecting the hundreds of fast-spinning nuclear centrifuges.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            AMEN TO THAT.
            Likewise.

            I don’t spend my time worrying about it.
            It’s a waste of time, effort, and energy.

            To be clear, I am not an ostrich and never was.

            I do things that I can control, that will Be’Ezras Hashem give me the merits to survive what is coming down the pike very imminently.

  26. Tony

    The UN Security Council is not expected to vote on a resolution condemning West Bank settlements that was scheduled for Monday after the United Arab Emirates pulled the text.

    The UAE is now seeking a consensus statement against Israeli settlement activity that is less controversial.

        1. Sapper 9

          I love how the other cats know which one did it and move their heads to stare at it.

      1. Weary Traveler

        The most sickening part is the criminally insane subjecting someone to a “psychiatric evaluation.” That’s exactly what happened in the Soviet Union.

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          Precisely.
          My paternal grandparents told that to me.
          I learned it in school as well.

          The criminally insane who were in power, had those who didn’t support them put into psychiatric wards.

          Others were sent to Siberia, etc

      1. Weary Traveler

        And this is one of our law schools? Is it any wonder we have the sleazy lawyers we do?

      1. Weary Traveler

        And like I said below… And we wonder how we ended up with the sleazy lawyers we got.

        It seems all of our institutions are on a suicide mission, and all in the name of COVID.

        1. AuntiE*TFL

          If you look at faculty, it not Georgetown that has nationally known attorneys as faculty.

          1. Weary Traveler

            I am betting Georgetown produces a lot of “slip and fall” ambulance chasers.

          2. AuntiE*TFL

            Corporate, government and social justice lawyers.

            American University creates your screaming liberal lawyers and your State Department minions.

            Then there is George Washington who has the inestimable Johnathan Turley. Whether I always agree with him or not, I always pay attention.

  27. Proud Conservative Mom

    Just In – Don Lemon is cut from CNN’s breakfast show after his Nikki Haley remarks.

    Don Lemon will not appear on CNN This Morning on Monday as his future at the network seems to be hanging on by a thread after he made controversial comments about Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley being ‘past her prime.’

    The 56-year-old anchor was set to be back on the morning show tomorrow with co-hosts Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins – but he is now not on the lineup, according to a copy of the schedule.

    Lemon came under fire when he made ‘sexist’ comments on Thursday’s show when discussing Haley’s suggestion that politicians 75 and older should face mental competency tests.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    1. Weary Traveler

      I am no fan of Haley whatsoever. I am even less of a fan of Don Lemonhead, who may as well just be Kamala in drag.

      Nikki Haley is only 51. If you are talking about child bearing, yes, she would be “past her prime”, but that was not the issue. This is supposed to be politics. And in politics, especially national politics = especially when you are talking about the US Senate up POTUS, 51 is still considered relatively young. Both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were in their 40s when (s)elected president, and both were referred to as “young”, as is DeSantis, who is also considered “young” as a presidential hopeful. Nikki Haley isn’t that much older than DeSantis.

      DeSantis is close to my age, and Nikki Haley is only just old enough to be our big sister. Not our mother.

      1. Chief Mac

        Agreed both are LeftTwats – but Lemonhead is also a racist terrorist supporter

          1. AuntiE*TFL

            She should be given credit for major success in getting a slew Republican females elected.

          2. Weary Traveler

            That also depends on the female republicans. She is one republican female I am not too excited about.

          3. AuntiE*TFL

            Possibly; however, it may still be better to increase the numbers. We need to outnumber the AOCs.

          4. Weary Traveler

            AOC is dangerous because she is a dumb person with power. Sadly, she is not alone. There’s plenty of males with power, who are also much older, who are just as dumb, if not even dumber. Did we forget about the Democrat Georgia congressman, Hank Johnson?

            He’s the idiot that was concerned that the island of Guam could “tip over and capsize” if there were too many people on it.

          5. Weary Traveler

            Oh, BIG TIME!! The Dems sure know how to pick them. They like idiots because they are easier to control. And also, if we’ll put up with being bossed around by morons, the way they figure it, we’ll put up with just about anything.

    2. AuntiE*TFL

      They will have a hard time firing him. He checks two of the boxes for acceptance.

    1. Weary Traveler

      He was the me in that Law and Order series = the snarky cynic. Minus all the divorces his character had.