Shavua Tov, The Open Forum 04.04.23

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737 thoughts on “Shavua Tov, The Open Forum 04.04.23

  1. Proud Conservative Mom

    Good day everyone!

    Wheels up for me at 9:15, Be’Ezras Hashem.
    The rest of my family is driving.

    I’ll be on the page, when I can today.

    Have a great day! 💞💞💞

    I thank you for the beautiful graphic and message.

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        Good night AB!
        Apologies for first seeing this now.

        Wishing you and your family only good days as well as everyone herein and their families.

        What a lovely picture!

        One picture is from my plane ride this morning.
        The other, from my walk yesterday.

        1. John Gillis

          Good morning Rivka! I’m doing well and visiting in Boston for a few days. Hope you and the family are enjoying your trip!

          1. Chief Mac

            In the 9th grade we trained with a Czech Vz24 bolt action rifle converted from 8mm Mauser to 7.62x51mm.

      1. vs

        Long Live Huilo with his “friends”? Trump? You are playing dirty game, Sapper 9, but you will not destroy Wonderful Brave Saving Civilisation Ukraine, no any, info or war chance

    1. george linker

      What is interesting is it is somehow related to the hiss being broadcast. The hiss gets louder before such events. Who is broadcasting it?

    1. Sapper 9

      And in the eyes of the Demochimps, this is perfectly normal; however, I am unclear of what letter in the LGBTQ nazi letter salad covers this.

      1. Tanto Greenberg tg)

        I’ve seen nice looking young white girls wearing nylons (panty hose?) to make their legs appear black. Also ypung white males with sagging trousers and hoodies so as to memic thugs. Some go so far as to have removeable gold dental “grills”

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      How are you and your family doing?

      Are you sleeping better?

      I’ve been extremely tied up on so many levels.
      I have had alot of appointments and family matters to help address.
      I have been barely able to catch my breath.

      I had a couple of clients with crises simultaneously.
      BH, things are improving for them.

      When Shabbos ends later, I usually don’t get on the blog until Sunday.

      I’m going to be offline entirely from tomorrow night through Sunday because of the first days of Pesach that lead immediately into Shabbos.

  2. Tanto Greenberg tg)

    If just a few years ago someone had told that we, here in the USA, would ever see what we’ve been witnessing of late, I’d have told them to stop with whatever they’d been smoking. After all we knew it couldn’t happen here. We’re not some two-bit banana republic. No, we’re the mighty USA!
    Well, it could, and did, happen here. We’ve become the first banana republic that has to import it’s bananas.

  3. Tanto Greenberg tg)

    Well, it had to happen. I’ve finally succumbed to the cancel culture. I’m advocating cancel the cancel culture.

  4. Tanto Greenberg tg)

    Well, it had to happen. I’ve finally succumbed to the cancel culture. I’m advocating cancel the cancel culture.

    1. Sapper 9

      Leftists can never defend their arguments with rational thought, so they scream, shout, use air horns and harass businesses.

  5. Tony

    If you are wondering why there are three identical cat pictures below, I am wondering too. Only Disqus knows.

    1. Sapper 9

      If you are dressed in clothing from the middle-east, they don’t want to “racial profile” , so they won’t check you.

  6. Weary Traveler

    They Hit the Pause Button and the Music Stopped

    “In the great search for metaphors to justify the largest-scale violations of human rights in our lifetimes, the disease managers finally hit on the term “pause button.”

    I can do one better; during the initial reopening, and re-closing when Newsom used the analogy of a “dimmer switch.” I would like to know who the stupid little college girl on Prozac was that came up with that one, so we can send her off to Yemen.

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      Good morning!
      I always love reading your commentaries on the terrific articles that you post.

      Society was never meant to be forced to stand still.
      The comparison of Cuba and the 1950s style cars that are driven there, is extremely spot on.

      The concept that there is no such thing as stasis; that if one isn’t growing, they are regressing, is from Judaism.

      The government caused the entire society to stand still.
      Indeed, there hasn’t been innovation and we’ve been stuck in a time warp of sorts since 2019.
      Moreover, there were shortages of items necessary for new products, that precluded anything new from coming to market.

      What “progressed”, was the government tyranny.

      I’m beyond grateful that shuls were locked down for a very finite amount of time, because we refused to allow it to continue.

      I often wonder what would have happened if as a society, we would have just said NO, what would have occurred.

      We had everything to gain and nothing to lose.
      I opine that because those who refused to get jabbed, wear a mask, etc. were in the minority, that the government was successful in its abject tyranny.

      As Nancy Reagan used to say: “Just Say NO.”

      Tragically, most of us did not.

      Children became 350% speech impaired.
      One cannot learn how to properly speak by being muzzled.
      I read the study for myself. Two of my sisters who are phenomenal speech pathologists, readily attested to it and bemoaned what was being done to the children.
      (They had alerted me to the article. Hat tip my sisters Shoshana and Devora. Both told me way before the study, that it would be a catastrophe. It was.)

      The concept of a “pause” was evil, because it gave people the illusion that it would conclude shortly.

      Instead, the Covid tyranny lasted for THREE YEARS.
      (I don’t even know if it still remains in effect in hospitals nationwide.)

      What was done to us, was very meticulously planned evil. It was done with tremendous malice aforethought.

      Every single person involved in this, should be shot.

          1. Sapper 9

            Unfortunately, the sheep aid their captors, and those of us that are aware had to fight harder to make up for their compliance, then we were labeled as “science deniers”, “conspiracy theorists, etc.

            The sheep and their masters called for our death or incarceration, then as their narrative crumbled and we were continuously proven to be correct, they wanted COVID AMNESTY.

            They love to call themselves “woke”, when in reality they are in a brainwashed haze, which is not awake.

          2. Weary Traveler

            Like a guy I knew used to say; Sheeple are only good for getting their asses sheared by the shepherds.

        1. Weary Traveler

          Happily did my part as well.

          Suffered for it, and still am in many ways. I pray the Sheeple rot in Hell along with their shepherds.

          I know if everyone would have said no, and held their ground, it would have all ended in less than a day, and we would all be in a much better place now. However, holding ground would have been the real challenge because these sickos would have started killing people.

      1. Tony

        In the hospitals over here, there are no restrictions on visitors, but all the staff wear masks. I am still trying to work out the sense of that.

      2. Weary Traveler

        “I often wonder what would have happened if as a society, we would have just said NO, what would have occurred.”

        I have all too often thought the same thing. On the one hand, it means it should have been over with before it even started. But I also know Democrats, and I wouldn’t doubt that they would try to sick the firepower of law enforcement and start a civil war.

        But, if it was enough of the population, the cops wouldn’t be able to do anything because they would be overpowered. I would have loved to see it turn in to a Qaddafi-like situation with people like Whitmer, Cuomo and Newsom.

      1. george linker

        Let us gather all the worlds diseases in a lab and increase their ability to infect people and call it good.

    2. george linker

      The day the people learned they need not go to work because they are not needed and can still get paid. The restart button didn’t work so well. The days of staying home and being fed were ushered in. Only those providing the food and the news were essential. All non essentials can be eliminated.

      1. Weary Traveler

        Except for the Soy Elite working for big tech. They got to “work” from home while being paid their fat salaries.

        They were also the ones to lecture us the most about collective sacrifice and how we were “all in it together.” Funny how that always works.

  7. Proud Conservative Mom

    Good morning/afternoon everyone!

    As tonight is the beginning of Pesach and there is alot to do, I most likely will be on in very brief spurts.

    In a world of negativity, I wanted to leave you with two stunning song and dance performances by The Miami Boys Choir.

    Yavoh (He will come)


    the descendant of David Your servant will come forth and redeem us

    He is the very air we breathe: The anointed one of Hashem

    The Holy Sanctuary will be rebuilt, and the City of Zion once again be filled (with pilgrims)

    And there we shall sing a new song, and with joy shall we ascend (to Jerusalem).

    The Holy and Merciful One, will be praised and exalted

    Over a full cup of wine, according the blessing of Hashem.

  8. Sapper 9

    To all the fine Jewish ✡️ people here, I hope your entire Peasch is a joyous time.

  9. Proud Conservative Mom

    The Passover Seder’s Most Important Idea

    By: Rabbi Benjamin Blech

    Passover celebrates the concept of a personal God who cares about us and is the ultimate director of history.

    (Excerpted from Rabbi Blech’s just published haggadah, Redemption, Then and Now.)

    What is the single most important idea of the Passover Seder?

    For me, it’s always been captured best by the very word that gives it its name. The ritual of this night that commemorates the birth of the Jewish people on the eve of our exodus from Egypt is called Seder because it summarizes our unique understanding of history and the role played by God in the course of human events.

    Let me explain.

    The very first commandment of the 10 given on Sinai links God’s identity with the Passover story: I am the Lord your God who took you out of the land of Egypt, the house of bondage. It is, on the surface, a very strange way for the Almighty to define himself. After all, it is the very first statement introducing us to the reality of an all-powerful being, of a deity worthy of being worshiped. Could not God have chosen something far more formidable to illustrate his greatness? Wouldn’t it mean much more to us if God’s claim to our obedience were to have been expressed with the words I am the Lord your God who created the heavens and the earth? The fact that God liberated us from slavery was a wonderful achievement but even human beings like Abraham Lincoln have been great emancipators. However only God himself can lay claim to the role of creator.

    It is a profound question that has intrigued countless Jewish commentators. In one of the most famous philosophic works of the medieval period, the Kuzari, Rabbi Yehudah Halevi puts this very difficulty into the mouth of the pagan King of the Kahzars in the imagined dialogue between him and the Rabbi who was summoned to assist in his search for religious truth. Why would God, the King wonders, choose a relatively minor event to make His power known if He is in fact the creator of the entire universe?

    The answer is rooted in the reality that most people in fact are not atheists. It’s hard to deny the existence of a higher divine power who brought this whole world into existence. Every part of the miraculous structure and design of our bodies, every glance at the heavens and every glimpse of the wondrous workings of nature force us to agree with the psalmist that “the heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows his handiwork.”

    The true difficulty is not to convince people of the fallacy of atheism. Both intellectually and intuitively mankind knows there must be a God. The first commandment didn’t come to proclaim what was already self-evident. What is difficult to grasp however, for the millions of people on this earth who feel estranged from God is that the creator really cares about all those whom he created. The heresy that needs most to be addressed is Deism. Deism acknowledges that the brilliant design of the world forces us to accept a Designer, just as a watch must have had a watchmaker. But just as the watchmaker no longer has an ongoing relationship with the watch he brought into being so too is God surely indifferent to the lives of its inhabitants or to its ultimate destiny.

    To be a deist is to believe in God – but in a God who truly doesn’t matter. A deist would hardly deign to pray, for after all no one is really listening. A deist would be hard put to follow any divine commandments since he is certain the commander isn’t concerned enough to take note of his compliance or disobedience. A deist couldn’t possibly accept a concept like messianic redemption at the end of days since the Creator long ago lost interest in the meaningless meanderings of his creations.

    The God whom we met at Sinai wanted above all to refute the heresy that denied not his existence but his ongoing concern. When He told us I am the Lord your God who took you out of the land of Egypt, the house of bondage, He wanted to impress upon us the idea, as Yehudah Halevi put it, that He is a God of history who maintains a personal relationship with every one of us created in His image.

    Note carefully, said the commentators, that in the Hebrew phrase for I am the Lord your God the word for your is grammatically in the singular. It is as if God is speaking directly to every one of us, promising an ongoing special relationship.

    And because God is a personal God who continues to care about us, about the fate of the Jewish people and the ultimate future of mankind, history becomes meaningful. It is orchestrated from Above. It has a pre-ordained destiny.

    One of the first questions we will be asked when we face the heavenly court after our death, the Talmud reveals to us (Shabbat 31a), is “Tzipito L’yeshuah – did you during your lifetime await salvation?” During the course of our difficulties on earth it seems we are expected always to optimistically await heavenly intervention. We must live our lives with ever present hope or be held accountable at the time of our final judgment. The rabbis wonder, if this is such a serious obligation we are expected to fulfill, what is its Torah source? Where are we taught that our belief in God must be wedded to a belief in His constant providential care? R. Yitzchak ben R. Yosef (Ba’al Ha-Chotem) of Corbeil, France, a major commentator of the 13th century known as the SEMAK responds that it is implicit in the first commandment and an obvious derivative of its careful wording. I am the Lord your God who took you out of the land of Egypt is to be understood not simply as a statement of relevance about our past. It is the foundation of what must serve as the source of our acceptance and relationship with God. The commandment demands that we realize that just as God saved us a long time ago he continues to be with us as our ever present Savior and Redeemer.

    The question to which we will have to respond affirmatively after death inquiring whether we were always confident of the Almighty’s presence and his promised assistance is nothing less than asking whether we really believed in the God of our ancestors, the God who was, is, and made a covenant with us for the future.

    The Talmud teaches us that there are two possible ways to view the events that befall us. The first is the philosophy of “let din v’let dayan- there is no justice and there is no judge.” It is a heresy that adopts words like coincidence, chance, luck or happenstance to explain the human story. It is a sacrilege whose sin goes to the very heart of our mutual love relationship with God, denying any link between the Creator and His creations.

    In the biblical section known as the Tochechah – the concluding admonition of the book of Leviticus with its threatened curses for future national disobedience there is a recurring phrase to explain what will anger God most and be responsible for repeated affliction: “and if you will still not listen to me but walk contrary unto me” (Leviticus 26:27). The Hebrew for walk contrary unto me is v’holachtem imi b’keri. In a fascinating philological insight, Maimonides connects the Hebrew root of b’keri with the word mikre, the word that means chance or accident. The intent of the verse then gives expression to this very idea: If the Jewish people continue to attribute events that befall them to nothing more than pure chance, to mikre, instead of recognizing them all as a part of the divine master plan that guides human history, God will continue to afflict them until they “get it”. The crime that God cannot countenance is the refusal to recognize His ongoing role in history – the very idea alluded to in the First Commandment in the emphasis on God’s role as the Redeemer of the Jews from the slavery of Egypt.

    The antithesis of the heresy that “there is no justice and there is no judge” is that history has meaning and purpose. It is not haphazard. It has a plan. It follows a divinely ordained order, decreed by God who continues to be involved in every aspect of the story of mankind.

    And the word for order in Hebrew?

    Of course it is Seder!

    The Passover Seder is known by this name not so much because the meal follows a pre-ordained order but because it is meant to affirm the major teaching about God that appears in the first of the 10 Commandments. Long after God created the world he demonstrated his continuing love by intervening in history, to punish evildoers and to bring freedom to those who suffered from the cruelty of their oppressors.

    The Talmud (Berachot 12a) teaches us that every blessing requires two elements. “Kol brachah she’ein boh shem u’malchut eino brachah – any blessing that does not include in it God’s name as well as reference to his rulership as king is not a blessing.” To speak of Him simply by way of his four letter name Hashem without clarifying that He is also Elokenu Melech Ha’olam – our God who continues to rule over the world as a king, involved, concerned and personally connected – is to be blind to the true significance of our monotheistic faith and the meaning of “the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”

    It was on the first Passover that the Jews clearly witnessed God’s intervention in human affairs. To celebrate Passover is to acknowledge the idea of Seder – the concept of history that embraces God as the ultimate director of events that proceed according to a divinely ordained order.

  10. Proud Conservative Mom

    Judge in Trump Case Is a Biden Donor Whose Daughter Worked for Kamala

    The judge in Trump’s case, acting New York County Supreme Court Justice Juan Manuel Merchan, is an apparent 2020 Biden donor.

    His daughter, Loren Merchan, previously worked for Kamala Harris’ failed 2020 presidential campaign and is now president of a consulting company for the Biden-Harris campaign, according to a report by Breitbart.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      Trump: “I have a Trump hating judge with a Trump hating wife & family, whose daughter worked for Kamala Harris — and now receives money from the Biden-Harris campaign. […] It’s right out of the old Soviet Union. That’s where we are.”

      – Raw And Unfiltered News

      (Of course, he’s right!)

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        Tucker Carlson – “Trump was criminally charged because he is planning to challenge Joe Biden in the upcoming presidential election … This is the boldest election interference ever attempted in this country’s history.”

        – Raw And Unfiltered News

      2. Weary Traveler

        They really believe that if they can do away with Trump, that we will all tuck our tails between our legs and bow down to them.

        If push really came to shove, there are at least a thousand of us to every one of them. We would rip them apart if we had to. They should just consider themselves lucky that we aren’t like their Antifa foot soldiers.

  11. Proud Conservative Mom

    From two hours ago:

    🚨Breaking Now – Initial reports of a suspicious aircraft intercepted in Kiryat Shmona, Northern Israel.

    Local residents report hearing explosion, told to enter protected area.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      Video shows the moment a rocket – fired by terror groups in Gaza – hit a factory in Sderot overnight.

      30 seconds lapse from the time the siren goes off until rocket impact.

      – Raw And Unfiltered News

  12. Proud Conservative Mom

    Clashes in Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque overnight

    ‘Unrest in the political scene also affects the way police and army act… Nobody wants an escalation… The point is how to react in the calmest way possible to contain the events,’

    Israel Police – “over 350 individuals that violently barricaded themselves in Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa compound arrested

    All the individuals were transferred for questioning at the Jerusalem Precinct Operational Investigation center”

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

  13. Proud Conservative Mom *Remember: It’s a Choice!*

    Choose Freedom! 😌👌

    Choose Your Highest Self! 😇

    Choose Your Neshamah! 🔥

    Your freedom is up to YOU! 🫵

    💪 You CAN choose to “unsubscribe” from old and toxic messges and programs in your head that were put there by the “Pharoaohs” in your past.

    💪 You CAN choose to let go and be *free* of slave mentalities of self-limiting beliefs.

    💪 You CAN *release* old patterns of thinking that are not serving your purpose and who and what you really are.

    💪 You CAN free yourself from *mental viruses* that infiltrated and hijacked your mind due to exposure to “Egyptian” mindsets and culture.

    🔥 *YOUR true potential is totally beyond what others can imagine!*

    🔥 Embrace it!

    🔥 The world needs YOU!

    🔥 The world needs the LIBERATED and fully ACTUALIZED version of yourself!

    🔥 The world needs you to lean-in and allow *the REAL you to shine!*

    🫵 😇 So, do it for YOU, (your _Neshamah_),

    ☝🏻Do it for Hashem,

    🌍 Do it for the benefit of the world around you!

    – Chaplain Goldstein

        1. Sapper 9

          I have the Springfield M1A SOCOM, but have thought about adding a M14, some would laugh at my wanting such a similar firearm.

          I also have a mini 14 and a ruger 556f which are almost the same gun , except one additional feature on the 556f. Lol

  14. Tony

    “Joe Biden accepts state visit invite from King Charles after snubbing Coronation”

    [Joe had his arm twisted to try and make things look right]

    1. Weary Traveler

      On that note, I saw this clip a few days ago, and shared it with Carolyn, and she appreciated it, since we both feel less than valuable thanks to all the crap each of us has suffered.

      I do admit though for myself, regarding the proposition towards the end that if Hashem were to offer me “my life back”, .i.e., a “do-over” which would have been a much better version minus ALL the rotten stuff, I don’t think I could say no to that as easily as the Rabbi here says he could. Especially if it meant the memory of it all being wiped away.

  15. Tony

    Palestinians injured after Israeli police raid al-Aqsa mosque again


    [Guardian report on vicious Israeli attack on innocent Palestinians.]
    [HEALTH WARNING: Do not read if you are sensitive…..:-)]

    1. Weary Traveler

      If the headline read “Palestinians dead”, I would pop open a bottle of champagne, and I don’t even drink.

  16. Weary Traveler

    So I guess it is true that congress is way overpaid for what little they do if they have enough free time to troll the internet with sock puppet accounts.

    Two things I have to point here; 1.) The guy who connected the dots, who goes by “Joe Biden Hates Black People”, which is a factual statement, is wrong calling Israel an “apartheid state.” 2.) It actually would be easy to prove with the cooperation of Twitter whether or not it was her. Even easier if the dummy was actually stupid enough to do it from her office, because then the Capitol’s IT would have records of it. So the host here is wrong. It can be factually proven even without a confession from AOC herself.

      1. Weary Traveler

        It’s natural to enjoy the arrogant getting their comeuppance. Seeing them unhappy is satisfying because they exist only to make us miserable.

          1. Weary Traveler

            There’s been some weird stuff going on with the internet and service
            providers as of late. I assure you that it isn’t you or your computer.

    1. Sapper 9

      Machiavelli also wrote a book called “The Art of War” which differs fron Sun Tzsu’s book with the same name.

      They differed on the reason that men engage in warfare.

      1. Weary Traveler

        Now that I wasn’t aware of. I’ll have to check that out. That would be an interesting compare and contrast.

        1. Sapper 9

          It takes a darker opinion of man’s motives, but isn’t entirely off base.

          I had a friend that ended up in prison for telecommunications fraud for showing UFC fights in his Bar, while using a home box; he recommended a book called The 48 Laws of Power, a dark book on human manipulation, a prison favorite.

          1. Weary Traveler

            That does sound interesting. I will have to check that out.

            I have a relatively dark view of people already, so I doubt that can do any more damage to my psyche.

    2. AlgorithmicAnalyst

      EU politicians are very Machiavellian. I started noticing that after reading Machiavelli some decades ago.

      1. Weary Traveler

        Engineering has come a long way. If anything, the newer buildings would more than likely fare much better than the older ones would.

          1. Weary Traveler

            There is no such thing as earthquake proof, but there is earthquake resistant. Skyscrapers are actually very earthquake resistant, even if they are not built in a seismically active area. They have to be because of the high winds they are subject to, which means they have to have the right ratio of flexibility and rigidness.

            How resistant an a structure needs to be is based on a worse case scenario for an earthquake in any given region.

    1. Chief Mac

      Of course they do – they have blamed 100% of every mistake that the terrorist TaliBiden has blamed on Trump

  17. Weary Traveler

    The Suffering of the Innocent

    “We need to hear the stories of the unvaccinated, the rejected, the marginalised, the expelled, the outcast, and the untouchables. The stories are out there waiting to be told; there are thousands of people, millions of people, whose lives, careers, reputations, and hearts have been ruined by the lies, the evil and wickedness of Covid Hysteria. Every tear, every cry of pain, every sigh of despair, every lost hope, and every sadness needs to be recorded.”

    I am dying to tell my story to someone that can amplify my voice, and the damage done.

    More over, I want revenge. Revenge is the only form of justice left.

    1. Tanto Greenberg tg)

      The unvaccinated are easy to spot. They aren’t sick and they aren’t dropping dead from sudden heart failure.

      1. Weary Traveler

        Even easier to spot, they do not have that blank empty stare of a Branch Covidian. LOL

  18. Tony

    There seems to be a lot going on in Israel. Can anyone recommend a board where people discuss it ?

    Especially in the context of Israel, world news, current events and politics

    Shavua Tov doesn’t do it any more.

  19. Tony

    Israeli airstrikes and artillery shelling killed a flock of sheep near
    the Palestinian refugee camp of Rashidiyeh in south Lebanon

    [Guardian report]

  20. Tony

    Amnesty International –

    “The charity’s Kristyan Benedict said: ‘James Cleverly’s belated response to shocking Israeli violence against Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque
    isn’t just weak and tokenistic – it’s also dangerously misguided because it effectively isolates individual incidents of violence from the
    overall context, which is decades of apartheid, occupation and systematic injustice against the Palestinian people.”

    1. george linker

      The insurrection began before trump took office. They had a million person march the day after his inauguration.

  21. Weary Traveler

    Found this earlier on Truth Social… Sad this has to be explained, but it highlights what is really behind the “gun control” agenda. Especially this bit right here…

    ““The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” – Thomas Jefferson, Commonplace Book (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria), 1774-1776

    The Founding Fathers Explain The Second Amendment — This Says it ALL

  22. Weary Traveler

    Found this earlier on Truth Social… Sad this has to be explained, but it highlights what is really behind the “gun control” agenda. Especially this bit right here…

    ““The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” – Thomas Jefferson, Commonplace Book (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria), 1774-1776

    The Founding Fathers Explain The Second Amendment — This Says it ALL

    1. Sapper 9

      The Federalist papers should be required reading in schools and Law schools, in book form it is a small paperback .

      The look into the mindset of the founders clarifies further the meaning of the Constitution.

      Democrat would rather look at international norms and laws of other nations.

    1. Tony

      (I think you mean “just” not “lust”) I didn’t follow it all – too much repetition,- but if it’s true I suppose Trump will be acqitted and all the legal guys will go to jail.

      1. Weary Traveler

        Yep. Another typo… Just fixed it.

        I do know that the DA’s belong in jail, and deserve to never again see the light of day. And given that they lived their whole lives on the public dole, they should not be fed, given clean clothes, clean blankets, or any blankets at all for that matter. Not even given a bed, but made to sleep on the floor. No running water either. They should have to do their business in a bucket that never gets emptied, no showers, no electricity, nothing. Not even medical care.

        Let them eat what ever bugs crawl in to their cells. Let’s see how they like it.

  23. Weary Traveler

    Funny how a “mama bear” has more sense than most any politician.

    I do find hilarious how the Soy Elite is so bend out of shape over an affair that Stormy Daniels herself signed a sworn affidavit stating it never happened. And suddenly they feel bad for Melania, who they hated and called an awful person. It’s not even just the hypocrisy with people like Bill Clinton or Fartty Pants Fartwell.

    Especially with the Soy Elite, their spouses, especially wives, cheat on them all the time. If they are rally mad at anything, it is that the “Big Bad Orange Meanie” is getting some, and they aren’t. LOL

  24. Weary Traveler

    In short, we really do have a fascist government.

    “His Kind” Is YOU !

    I would further add this is where big pharma comes in, even long before the COVID scam. If anyone remembers the SSRI crisis of the 1990s, and the drugging of school children with drugs like Adderall, and Ritalin in the 80s, which they were giving housewives back in the 50s. And even the push for so-called “Medical Marijuana”, which I even said back then was the gateway to full legalization of the drug.

    And what a about all the so-called “vaccines”, and those injured by them? And I am not only talking about the obvious COVID Franken-Jab.

    It was about keeping as many people as possible numb and dumb. Is it any wonder so many people out there exhibit signs of being on the Asperger’s spectrum? Some times, especially being in a place like the SF Bay Area, I feel like I am in the movie, They Live. Except for aliens, it’s Aspies.

      1. IsraelReader

        I wonder what the reaction would be if someone made a similar movie, with the plot being to “take out” the POTUS, giving “valid” reasons why this is the “right” thing to do.

          1. IsraelReader

            I don’t want to help any malicious players out there, but apparently, some wind turbines are quite vulnerable to hacking, and their security weaknesses can be exploited by evil people.

          2. Sapper 9

            The Bidet regime has allowed sensitive parts to be imported from China, the whole grid is vulnerable.

          3. IsraelReader

            Without going into specifics, there’s more to the problem than that. A simple Google search will be more informative.

          4. Sapper 9

            Part of my military job was the destruction of infrastructure, I won’t go into specifics, but I get your meaning.

    1. Tony

      That’s people everywhere. Dissenting opinions anywhere are not liked. Ever tried one at your local club committee?
      People want an easy life so you just get ostracised.

      1. Sapper 9

        I like to be the squeaky wheel, or in reality, the loud , obnoxious and bull headed fellow. Lol

        I win my debates with facts and rational thought, but, I will not be silenced.

      1. Sapper 9

        Then there is that. Lol

        When we were growing up politics wasn’t a big part of our upbringing, but, we were taught critical thinking skills and life’s realities.

        The author of the article is my youngest sister out of three, we are separated in age by around 7 years.

  25. Tanto Greenberg tg)

    I stumbled on a disturbing article that convincingly argues that the political right supporters of the constitution ate the problem, the domestic terrorists, and the cop killers.
    The unmitigated pile of dreck is in The Guardian, written by Stephen Marche, entitled “The NextU.S. Civil War …..”

    Well written , effective proganda that clearly shows what we’re up against.

    1. Weary Traveler

      And obvious projection. The Democrats want a violent kinetic civil war so badly, so they can declare martial law, and say “you see that? You see how violent they are?” And then open up the Gulags and the death camps.

      1. Weary Traveler

        Someone is holding the debt, and since the debt was incurred by a ponzi scheme, that gold is due back. Each of us, in reality, is owed so much money by our corrupt government. On average, $4 Million for each citizen.

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      Good night and sweet dreams…

      I cannot keep my eyes opened any longer.

      I love that The Brownstone articles have an audio version.

      That gives me a chance of getting to it tomorrow, Be’Ezras Hashem.

  26. Proud Conservative Mom

    Shavuah Tov Umevorach VeChag Sameach everyone!

    My youngest sister has a friend who sends her terrific memes.
    I don’t know how much time I will have to spend over Pesach herein, but was hoping to catch up a bit and post a bit of humor.

    I opine we can all use it.

          1. Weary Traveler

            I saw a movie over the winter holiday that came out in the 90s called Surburban Commando. It was free on YouTube, and I saw it one time when it was in the theaters, so I said “why not” for nostalgia sake. Not a great movie. Just some silly action/sci-fi comedy staring Hulk Hogan as some space warrior hiding out on Earth, and Christopher Lloyd as the guy he rents a room to, who is kind of this nerdy accountant type.

            The Christopher Lloyd character has these obnoxious next door neighbors, who are these “motor head” types. The Hulk Hogan character gets in to it with them, and they start to talk back to him like they are ready to fight him, and Hogan interrupts them and says “Or what? You gonna smash my face in? Is that it?”

            The motor head then says; “What are nuts? This is the 90s. We’re gonna sue you.” LOL

          2. Weary Traveler

            To think… I remember when we were all floored when some little old lady successfully sued McDonald’s for something like $2 Million after she accidentally poured hot coffee on her own lap. A sane society would have enacted TORT reform that very second.

          3. Proud Conservative Mom

            I will NEVER forget when that decision was rendered.

            The problem is that there is an extremely powerful lobby in D.C. that is very difficult to overcome.
            (For attorneys who specialize in litigation.)

          4. Weary Traveler

            Not to mention how many attorneys also become congressmen. I think many of the laws they write to keep their colleagues gainfully employed.

        1. Weary Traveler

          If you put one of those in my kitchen, I would never be able to stop thanking you. 🙂

          1. Weary Traveler

            I figured you would have since it is no secret I am an audiophile.

            That mixer sitting on that counter is easily worth $10,000, if not $20,000. So a.) That would be one costly mistake for someone to make. And b.) if someone received one, and didn’t want it, they could get a nice chunk of change for it.

          2. Weary Traveler

            Depending on the number of tracks, inputs and outputs, along with built in effects, a mix console can range anywhere from just $80 for a little USB 4 track, to up to $100,000+ for the larger mixing desks you find in professional recording studios.

          3. Tanto Greenberg tg)

            Google or look on You Tube for OMA audio components. Stereophile had a nice write up of one of their turntables. OMA is owned my my dear friend Jonathan Weis.

          1. Weary Traveler

            That explains it then. I suppose Dylan Mulvaney will be playing Ann in that version. Or Sam Brinton. LOL

    1. Weary Traveler

      Let’s see…. That could either be….

      a.) Alphabet freaks.
      b.) WokeTARDs
      c.) Never-Trump’ers
      d.) Missionaries.
      e.) All of the above.

      I’m gonna go with with E.

      1. Sapper 9

        True democracy can be summed up as two wolves and a sheep deciding on what is for dinner.

        1. Weary Traveler

          There’s you of course. Carolyn, Marty… Just the four of us alone would have some good conversations, and good laughs. Especially should one of us inadvertently mention something that should remind Marty of one of his antics. Our friend John Gillis would be great to have along too.

          1. Weary Traveler

            That’s what I am saying. We would need more than that bench. We would need to each have nearby cabins like the ones my family stayed at in Zephyr Cove at Lake Tahoe almost 20 years ago. We’d all have a blast, sitting on each other’s front porches, going off and doing activities and sharing meals.

        1. Weary Traveler

          LOLOLOLOL… That would be my follow up question if it was who I would NOT want to spend another second with, let alone a whole hour. LOL

          1. Weary Traveler

            It is funny how the ADL uses Soros as the poster child for Jews, which also what all the Neo-Nazis on online discussion boards like to do as well.

          2. Sapper 9

            They let him use jewish ancestry as a shield and sword, but only because he is a leftist and a not practicing Jew.

            I criticize him bot because of his ancestry but instead for his actions. Lol

        1. george linker

          Often in a strange town the one that sits beside a person was sent by god. They usually have something important to say, a clue in the bigger picture of life.

  27. Weary Traveler

    I am reminded of why I have always had somewhat of an affinity for Existentialist philosophy. I know it was because it described how I generally would see the world around me. Human beings can be such awful creatures who destroy our gift of life, as given to us by Hashem. Worse are the cowards that let them do it. They ruin it for the rest of us.

    Albert Camus on the Denial of Freedom

  28. Tony

    Lucy Dee, mother of Maia and Rina, passes away from injuries

    The Dee family has decided to donate Lucy’s organs in order to save the lives of others, the hospital reported.

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      May their memories be blessed.
      (Yehi Zichrum Boruch.)

      Organ donation according to Halacha is very complex.
      No judgments Heaven forbid.

      Organ Donation by Aish HaTorah

      Saving a life is paramount in Jewish law, but organ donation is much more complex than signing a donor card.

      The Jewish position on organ donation is as complex as the issue of life and death, because it derives directly from the Jewish perspective on the sanctity of life and the role that our physical existence plays in the advancement of our spiritual selves.

      On the one hand, we have a sacred obligation to preserve human life (pikuah nefesh).This is an overriding principle in Jewish law — so important that almost any other law can be broken for this reason.For example, we can break Shabbat to drive an injured person to the hospital.

      On the other hand, Jewish law prohibits desecration of a dead body (nivul hamet). A dead person’s body, since it once housed the holy soul, is to be treated with the utmost respect. Every part of the body must be buried — which is why you see the heart-wrenching images of religious Jews dutifully going around after a terrorist bombing, scraping up pieces of flesh and blood for burial.

      How do we resolve these two principles?

      To Save a Life
      Organ donation is permitted in the case when an organ is needed for a specific, immediate transplant.

      In such a case, it is a great mitzvah for a Jew to donate organs to save another person’s life.

      Organ donation is not necessarily limited to dead people: Someone who can afford to spare a kidney, for example, may donate one to someone in need.

      Yet in consideration of the prohibition against desecrating the body, it is forbidden to simply donate to an “organ bank,” where there is no specific, immediate recipient.

      Furthermore, it is also forbidden to donate for general medical research or for students to dismember in medical school.

      Caution Required
      Even when there is a specific, immediate transplant, there is need for caution, because oftentimes in order to obtain organs as fresh as possible, a doctor will remove the organ before the patient is actually “dead” according to Jewish law.

      The doctor is therefore effectively killing the patient, which is, of course, forbidden.

      The bottom line is that each case is different. A myriad of considerations in halacha must be reviewed. So before going ahead with any procedure, consult with a rabbi well-versed in Talmud and Jewish law. It is clearly not as simple as blankly signing an organ donation card.


      Rabbi Yechezkel Landau – Noda BeYehudah II, Yoreh Deah 210

      Rabbi Moshe Feinstein – Igrot Moshe, Yoreh Deah II, 174

      Dayan Weiss – Minchat Yitzchak V, 7

      Rabbi Eliezer Waldenberg – Tzitz Eliezer X, 25

      Further information:

      Institute for Jewish Medical Ethics in San Francisco (800-258-4427)

      “Judaism and Healing” by Rabbi J. David Bleich (Ktav Publishing 1981)

  29. Tony

    Media report –

    “Lucy’s death coincides with that of 15-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Fayez Balhan, who was shot by Israeli forces in a raid on a refugee camp near Jericho in the occupied West Bank earlier today.”

    So that’s all right then.

    1. Tony

      A terrible tragedy. Because they were British it has received full coverage over here, although as you would expect some of the media are not forgettting to throw in a bit of sympathy for the so-called Palestinians. I hope the killers are found.

  30. Proud Conservative Mom

    Social-media users post Israeli flags for ‘Dees Day’
    A grieving husband and father urges people everywhere to share photos of themselves with Israeli flags to honor his wife and daughters.

    Rabbi Leo Dee urged social-media users to post flags of Israel in memory of his wife and two daughters, who were shot and killed in a terror attack, as part of the declaration of Dees Day on April 10, 2023. Source: Twitter.

    (April 10, 2023 / JNS) They started popping up on social media one after another on Monday afternoon. Israeli flags blowing in the wind. Israeli flags with pictures of families hugging each other. Israeli flags with the image of a mother and her two daughters smiling, with the words “Am Yisrael chai”—Hebrew for “The nation of Israel lives.”

    On Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the images were posted within hours of Rabbi Leo Dee’s plea to post photos of Israeli flags to honor the memory of his wife, Lucy, and daughters Maia and Rina. The 22-year-old and 15-year-old were shot and killed by a terrorist during a car attack on April 7 during the holiday of Passover.

    “If you feel that it was wrong to shoot dead, at close range, three beautiful, innocent young ladies in the prime of their lives, then please post a picture of you, or your spouse, or your children with an Israeli flag,” he said in a press conference three days later, on April 10, the day his 48-year-old wife succumbed to her wounds. “Or just post a picture of an Israeli flag and share it on Facebook, Instagram or whatever social-media app you use.”

    The Israel-education organization StandWithUs was among those heeding Dee’s call. “We are standing with the Dee family, who lost their beloved wife and mother, Lucy, and teenage daughters, Maia and Rina, to Palestinian terrorism,” the nonprofit, nonpartisan group tweeted. “We’re joining Rabbi Leo Dee’s call and asking our supporters—share and post an Israeli flag in their memory.”

    The Twitter handle @Israel, which Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs maintains, also highlighted the campaign and asked followers to post photos of themselves with an Israeli flag. “We hope you join us and use #DeesDay,” it posted.

  31. Proud Conservative Mom

    Breitbart: ‘Hypocrisy’ of Israeli Yair Lapid meeting with Rep. Jerry Nadler
    Both claim to support democracy while boosting anti-democratic reform, according to conservative political commentator Joel Pollak.

    (April 10, 2023 / JNS) Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), who sought to “pack” the U.S. Supreme Court as chair of the House Judiciary Committee, met on Monday with Yair Lapid, Israeli opposition leader and a prominent supporter of the anti-judicial reform protests in Israel who was visiting the United States.

    “Earlier this year, without a hint of irony, Nadler led Jewish Democrats in Congress in opposing judicial reform in Israel, warning that it ‘could undermine Israeli democracy and … civil rights and religious freedoms,’ ” conservative political commentator Joel Pollak wrote in Breitbart.

    Lapid has used similar terminology, claiming that judicial reforms—which largely parallel existing U.S. law—would destroy Israel’s democracy, even though they would make the courts more accountable to the legislature,” wrote Pollak, the publication’s senior editor-at-large.

    He added that Lapid’s trip seems to be “an effort to use pressure from outside Israel to affect negotiations between the government and the opposition over judicial reform, which Prime Minister Netanyahu paused to allow for talks.”

  32. Proud Conservative Mom

    Netanyahu announces Gallant will stay defense minister, vows to tackle terror
    The Israeli prime minister pledged to bring justice to those who have attacked Israelis in recent days and to reach a broad consensus on judicial reform, which has caused so much domestic upheaval.

    (April 10, 2023 / JNS) In a Hebrew press conference that began shortly after 8:25 p.m. local time, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant, whom Netanyahu previously fired in a dispute over judicial reforms, would remain in office.

    The Israeli prime minister further pledged to bring justice to those who have attacked Israelis in recent days and to reach a broad consensus on judicial reform, which has caused much domestic upheaval in the past few months.

    Netanyahu began his remarks with condolences for the British Israeli Dee family. Earlier in the day, Lucy Dee, 48, died from wounds sustained during a terrorist attack that killed her daughters Maia, 20, and Rina, 15.

    “May God avenge their blood,” he said.

    On the security front, Netanyahu criticized the previous government, saying terrorist attacks doubled under its tenure. He also blamed the Israel-Lebanon gas deal and threats from Israeli soldiers not to serve for the recent wave of terror attacks.

    “Our enemies saw the calls for refusal as weakness,” he said of the latter. However, he continued, “this is my responsibility” and “I act with responsibility.”

    The prime minister added that his government brought about the decade with the least number of terror attacks in Israeli history and pledged to restore peace and quiet.

    “I can’t tell you all that we are doing, but we are doing a lot,” he said.

    If there are further attacks from Syria, it and its President Bashar Assad will pay “a very heavy price,” said Netanyahu. He added that Israel will not allow Hamas to entrench itself in Lebanon.

    Hamas received the message from Israel in Gaza, according to Netanyahu, who promised that, if they wish it, Israel’s enemies will meet the “full power” of the Israel Defense Forces.

    Netanyahu said he stands with Gallant, despite their past differences, which he admitted have been significant. “I decided to put differences aside,” he said. Of the entire dispute, Netanyahu added, “I put it behind us.”

    Collaboration on security issues

    In response to questions from reporters, Netanyahu said Israel must reach “a wide agreement” on judicial reforms.

    “There will not be a halachic state,” he promised. He also pledged to protect minorities, including haredim, and said that a new National Guard “will not be the militia of anyone,” a reference to National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir.

    Netanyahu added that, despite polls suggesting a major drop in support for him and his party, the government will remain in power for four years. He also slammed the former government for forming a coalition with “the Muslim Brotherhood”—a reference to the Arab Ra’am Party—which the prime minister said had made it unable to fight terror.

    Despite recent criticism from U.S. President Joe Biden, Netanyahu said relations with Washington are good, and there is collaboration “at this time” on security issues. He added that what world leaders have said to him behind the scenes is “completely different” from their public criticism of Israel.

    In response to an English-language question about signs at protests that directed obscenities at Biden, Netanyahu said he condemned such slogans. “You don’t curse the American president,” he said.

    He added that Israel can say “no” to Washington when necessary, though the United States is an “indispensable ally.”

    In response to a question referring to recently revealed U.S. intelligence documents, Netanyahu said that Israel is not sending offensive weapons to Ukraine. He added of Israel playing a possible role in ending the Russia-Ukraine war, and “if I can contribute to that, I will.”

  33. Weary Traveler

    “n this Op-Ed I forced myself to imagine the reforms that a functioning public health agency would make in the wake of their 3 years of horrifically destructive policies. I know and you know, this is not gonna happen, but Op-ed pages are not really the best forums for “saying how I really feel.””

    If he is anything like me, or most of us right now for that matter… I know thw suggestion I would have; the agencies are not redeemable at this point. They are too corrupted, and most likely too stained to ever be made clean again. The only solution most of us will be satisfied with, is the likes of Faucist, Gates, and Birx, for starters, facing a military tribunal, and meeting a very swift end.

    And even after getting rid of all guilty parties, there is still an issue of reparations for how many lives, livelihoods, and reputations were unjustly destroyed.

    This is not just corruption run amok, this was a war crime.

    The Three Most Important Lessons from Three Years of Hell

  34. Weary Traveler

    “Selfishness is necessarily pejorative for me. It means too focused on one’s own reputation, fame, fortune, and comfort—the “too” implying to a degree that makes action bad for the whole, at least on the margin. Provocative book titles include The Virtue of Selfishness and Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids. Those titles don’t work for me.

    The Virtue of Selfishness is a great book. The fact that it has such a provocative title is genius. Especially when you consider how the word “selfish” is weaponized by the left to gaslight us in to obedience and to conform to their collectivism.

    The Morality of Language in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

    1. Weary Traveler

      This highlights one of the reasons why I despise pacifists so much, and their fellow moralists.

      They NEVER, ever, lecture the actual aggressor, just the victim that dares to defend themselves and strike back. And even if you can somehow get them to acknowledge who the aggressor is, they will make every excuse in the world for them, and then tell you that you went overboard in retaliation.

      It is always about pandering to the lowest common denominator with them.

    1. Tony

      Yep, I remember all that. I am still waiting for the report on the effects of lockdown on mental health.

  35. Proud Conservative Mom

    Chag Sameach everyone! 💞💞💞

    The splitting of the sea began tonight in the year 2448. (We’re currently in 5783.)

    I WILL be back, Be’Ezras Hashem.
    I wanted to wish you all well in every single manner.

  36. Weary Traveler

    Good read/listen if you got the 20 minutes.

    Interesting point raised about how the elitists can only steal so much until there is nothing left to steal. It’s no wonder they gravitate towards the likes of “experts” like Paul Ehrlich, who pretty much compare humans to Locusts. They are pretty much just talking about themselves and projecting it on to the rest of us.

    The Retreat From the Enlightenment Can be Stopped

  37. bill smith

    Anyone see a link to the recent papers leaked from the Pentagon? Many references, but I’d like to read them for myself regardless if they are real or fake.

      1. Sapper 9

        I almost took screen shots of them so I could add them to the archive, but I failed to do so.

        1. Tony

          That’s why I said alternative. A few others have started creeping out of the woodwork. It’s interesting to follow from over here, where “I don’t have a horse in this race”.

          1. Sapper 9

            Since the world is under a globalist attack, we all have a dog in the race of other nations, which explains all of the foreign meddling in the favor of Demochimps.

  38. Weary Traveler

    The Sad Fallout of Covid Panic in Japan

    Although life may have largely gone back to “normal” here in the west, thanks to the powers that aught not be, life isn’t much more worth living here. On top of the trauma from living through the bullying, and gaslighting, we went through, they can’t help but threaten our futures with both economic collapse, and their BS wars, especially in Ukraine, which really has nothing at all to do with Ukraine.

    It’s really just about picking a fight with Putin to cover up their own war crimes. I hate to say it, but some days I can understand why Jim Morrison drank himself to death.

    1. bill smith

      Awesome. I know the entire think word for word, including the script from Apocalypse Now.

      1. Weary Traveler

        I can relate to most of that song. Not the part about patricide, thankfully. But unfortunately, Morrison really hated his own parents, which is really messed up. Even if you have good reason to hate your parents because they were so rotten to you, but still…

    2. Proud Conservative Mom

      Germaphobia is completely insane.
      Japan is abusing its citizens in a huge manner.
      I am horrified at what I have read.

      No judgments at all whatsoever, but I have always felt that even a very difficult life is worth living.
      That’s my perspective as per Judaism.
      I’m exceedingly grateful for every morning that I open my eyes.

      Unfortunately, you are domiciled in a terrible area.
      That’s very depressing.

      Our government continues to abuse We the People as well.
      I wake up daily and ponder when enough will be more than enough.

      Most people in the airports are not wearing masks.
      More people are wearing masks in Cleveland than I saw in Newark Airport in NJ.

      People have been whipped into a hysterical frenzy.
      That’s the bottom line.

      1. Weary Traveler

        I’ll tell you this much, I have been thinking a lot lately about that video by Rabbi Zacharias Wallerstien, when shared his own experiences and said he would never trade them no matter how awful they were, because they made him who he is.

        I know he is 100,000% correct. The only reason I struggle with that on an emotional and psychological level is because of too much unfinished business. Too much injustice. There is yet to be any kind of a resolution. THAT is what fills me with so much hatred and disgust.

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          Rabbi Zechariah Wallerstein ZTL was an incredible person beyond description.
          I miss him dearly.

          We’re put into this world to grow.
          That’s the reality.
          We don’t get to choose what happens to us.
          We get to choose what we make of the situation.

          Of course, Rabbi Wallerstein ZTL is correct.

          I’m not even remotely on the same stratosphere as he was.
          I can attest to the fact that my challenges enabled me to grow in ways that I never could have imagined, and I was always a very spiritual and real person.
          I never wanted or asked for these challenges.
          I would love to say kicking and screaming that I would be the same person that I am today without them.
          But that would be a lie.

          I made lemonade out of lemons in every way that I was able to do so.
          Am I sometimes discouraged?
          Of course!
          But I see how much I have accomplished in so many areas.
          I have had the merit to help, strengthen, advocate, and “be there” for so many without compromising the needs of my family.
          I have become that much richer as a result.
          I’m not telling you this in order to brag.
          You know that is not who I am.
          It’s not who I ever was either.
          One has the ability to become someone who they never thought it was possible to become.
          (Think of the metamorphosis from a caterpillar to a butterfly. I was never remotely ugly like a caterpillar, but I did stretch my wings when I became a butterfly and started the journey of continuing to grow into myself. I’m still on the journey, every day of my life.)

          PLEASE hang on.
          There is alot that one can feel bitter about.
          I feel your pain.

          Things are all coming to a head on a global level.
          Evil is agitating tremendously because it senses that its end is very near.
          Hold onto that thought.

          Rabbi Dovid Soloveitchik ZTL said that a couple of years ago.
          Events have been accelerating.
          This will all end.
          Evil will be vanquished forever.

          1. Weary Traveler

            Was? I didn’t know he wasn’t with us anymore. So sad.

            That’s the paradox, without the pain, the character isn’t there. Most of the music I so enjoy listening to, is the product of someone’s real pain. The beauty of it is that they are telling their fans that they are in the same boat, and giving them the words to express those feelings that they didn’t have before

            Somehow humans haven’t yet learned to develop it without being put through literal Hell. Hence why we are where we are. Too many people seem to have this ingrained psychosis when things get too good, they got to find a way to mess it all up. And not just for themselves, but for everyone else.

            It reminds me in some ways of those stupid “survivor” shows people watch, where they put a bunch of contestants on some island for a few weeks or months, and they have to live solely off the land like animals, just to prove that they can. Why? The whole point of our ancestors inventing the technology we now have was to make our lives easier so that we could improve, and not be so overly consumed with base survival just for the sake of existing.

            But this is how they choose to fight their boredom? They could save themselves more time if on just the first episode if they would just throw themselves in to the nearest volcano and just be done with it.

            I think you are right with how the evil ones are like a dying animal right now. When we all are all finally freed from them, and able to live up to our potential and actually live the lives we want, it will be so much better on so many levels.

          2. Proud Conservative Mom

            He died last year after being sick for a few years.
            His loss is beyond description.

            (He has a plethora amount of Torah classes online.)

            “Too many people seem to have this ingrained psychosis when things get too good, they got to find a way to mess it all up. And not just for themselves, but for everyone else.”

            On a slight tangent, that’s from Judaism. Manifold, when people have it too good they rebel against Hashem and become haughty and arrogant. They develop the mentality’s their hard work that made themselves successful and remove the “G-d Factor.”
            Once that occurs and they remove Hashem from the equation, it becomes a very slippery slope at Mach Speed.

            People CAN learn lessons from the pain of others if they are smart, intelligent, and intuitive, and willing to open up their eyes.

            “The whole point of our ancestors inventing the technology we now have was to make our lives easier so that we could improve, and not be so overly consumed with base survival just for the sake of existing.”

            ABSOLUTELY. The concept of such shows is beyond moronic. 🙄🤦

            “But this is how they choose to fight their boredom? They could save themselves more time if on just the first episode if they would just throw themselves in to the nearest volcano and just be done with it.”

            HEAR, HEAR! 😂😂😂
            You always have such a way with words.

            “I think you are right with how the evil ones are like a dying animal right now. When we all are all finally freed from them, and able to live up to our potential and actually live the lives we want, it will be so much better on so many levels.”

            CORRECT. It will be sublime on every single level.

          3. Weary Traveler

            I would say it is a team effort. Remember one of Rush Limbaugh’s famous tag lines was “with talent on loan from G-d?”

            The talent and the brain is there courtesy of Hashem. But we have to use it, so that’s where our hard work comes in. It’s like a father giving his son a nice tool set for a present. The tools wont build anything by themselves. And, if the son wasn’t taught how to use the tools, he wont be able to do much with them.

            It’s funny, because I used that Survivor show to make the same point to an old coworker fried of mine on the phone a few nights ago. She asked what I thought of that show, because her boyfriend likes it. Needless to say, I didn’t have anything nice to say about it.

            She, for some reason asked if I liked American Idol, which I also answered “Hell to the no” to, and again, she asked what I don’t like about it, I proceeded to tell her how it illustrates everything wrong with the entertainment industry, and pop culture itself.

            The response I got was along the lines of “sorry I asked.” LOL I was never asked about any other shows after that, though.

    3. John Gillis

      The entire I-95 corridor between Boston and Washington DC should be lined with the crucified remains of all the politicians who sold us out. And never taken down.

  39. bill smith

    ” You know, to just be grossly centralistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islam phobic – you name it. And unfortunately, there are people like that.” [Hillary Clinton 2016]

    It is perfectly in order to disagree with others, whereas hatred is totally unacceptable .The Talmud is emphatic in its denunciation of hatred:

    “Hatred of one’s fellow creatures ‘drives a man out of this world’,” [Avot 2.16]”

    “What is hateful to you, do not do to others. [Shab.31a]”

    “Though shall not hate thy brother in thine heart.”

    What has became rather unusual was a recent suggestion by a Jew, that Donald Trump is an anti-Semite. One has to wonder if the individual had ever read David Rubin’s book, “Trump and the Jews” or Victor Hanson Davis, “The Case for Trump”.

    David Rubin is a former mayor of Shiloh, Israel, founder and president of Shiloh Israel Children’s Fund [SICF], dedicated to healing the trauma of child victims of terrorist attacks.

    Rubin’s book [published on 2019] consisting of 10 Chapters and 205 Pages is extremely informative. In the introduction one reads, “Hopefully , by the end of Trump and the Jews, one would understand why so many Jews seem to instinctively hate Trump or love Trump. Further, why most Jews did not vote for him. In short, one is offered the opportunity to explore the facts, and thereafter to judge former President Donald Trump by the results of his presidency.

    Trump’s deep connection with the Jewish people goes way back to his childhood and his father’s building projects in some very Jewish neighborhoods . The question is often asked, what president has ever had a Jewish convert daughter, a Jewish son-in-law, and Jewish grandchildren?

    Chapter 5 deals with the subject, “The New Jews and Trump”; serves many purposes, not least of which is the absolute to any suggestion of him being an anti-Semite.

    Apart from Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, David Friedman appointed to the position of US Ambassador of Israel, and Jason Greenblatt as Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations are all Orthodox Jews.

    Liberal Jews, many of whom are now regarded as Leftist Jews, as coined by Dennis Prager, who are far from being liberal, as those who had played important foreign policy roles in previous administrations, the most recent being Obama’s Ambassador to Israel, Daniel Shapiro. Quoting his typical critique on Israel, which was rebuked by Prime Minster of Israel’s Netanyahu: as follows:

    Shapiro: “Too many attacks on Palestinians lack a vigorous investigation or response by Israeli authorities; too much vigilantism goes unchecked; and at times their seem to be two standards of adherence to the rule of law: one for Israelis and anther for Palestinians .”[INSS security conference in Tel Aviv.]

    Netanyahu: “The words of the ambassador, on a day in which a murdered mother of 6 is buried and on a day in which a pregnant woman is stabbed—–are unacceptable and incorrect.,” a statement from the Prime Minister’s office read. ‘Israel enforces the law for Israelis and Palestinians . The Palestinian Authority is the one responsible for the diplomatic freeze, and continues incite and refuse talks.”

    Victor Davis Hanson, a Hoover Intellect authored ,”The Case for Trump” [March 5, 2019], which explains why Trump won the 2016 election and why he and 624, 984, 827 other Americans [46% of the popular vote] supported him.

    The author hopes that readers of the book will learn why Trump’s critics’ increasingly despise, rather than just oppose him. Often their venom reveals as much about themselves, and their visions for the country as it does about their opposition to the actual record of the governance of the mercurial Trump.

    Frustrated voters in 2016 saw that unique absence of a political resume as a plus , not a drawback, and so elected a candidate deemed to have no chance of becoming president. Predictably as president, Trump said and did things that were also long overdue in the twilight of the 73 year old post-war order. Or as former secretary of state Henry Kissinger remarked in July, 2018 of the fiery pot that Trump had stirred overseas, “I think Trump may be one of those figures in history who appears from time to time to mark the end of an era and to force it to give up its old pretense.”

    His past tawdriness was regrettable and at times he had found himself in legal trouble. But Trump had not yet abused the people’s trust by acting unethically while in office – even if the default reason was that he had never yet held elected or appointed positions.

    Voters in 2016 preferred an authentic bad boy of the private sector to the public’s disingenuous good girl. Donald Trump’s agenda also arose as the antithesis to the new Democrat Party of Barak Obama. After 2008, Democrats were increasingly candid in voicing socialist bromides.

    And there were many, including open borders, identity politics, higher taxes, more government regulation, free college tuition, single-payer government-run health care, tax- payer subsidized green energy roll backs of fossil fuel production and European like foreign policy.

    To be called a socialist was now a proud badge of honor, no longer to be written off as a right-wing slur. At the end of the second year in office, the economy in Trump’s first 600 days was better than at any time in the last decade. From the morning after his victory, he met hysterical efforts to thwart his agenda and soon to abort his presidency.

    In his 1st 18 months in office, he achieved initial economic and foreign policy results not seen in a generation. Trump is not just a political phenomenon. His person dominates the news , the popular culture , and the world’s culture.

    Trump is a polarizing figure whose very name prompts controversy that soon turns to acrimony.

    As for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his life story is fully detailed in his autobiography, “BIBI”. He enjoys several conservative models. Among them was Menachem Begin who anointed Israel’s entrance into the world of conservatism following 29 years of being strangled by various Marxists, socialists and even the occasional communist.

    In Chapter 61 of Netanyahu’s book, “Bring Us Bibi’s Head” [2009], he discusses the various criminal charges against him. He informs us that, “past precedent: other strong leaders from the Right had received similar treatment. Jabotinsky was at one time vilified as ‘Vladimir Hitler by Ben Gurion’. Begin was slandered as ‘facist’ and ‘divisive’. Despite his great success in achieving the historic peace treaty with Egypt , it did not protect him from the charge of being ‘murderer’ and a ‘warmonger'”. One has to wonder why without electoral reforms, there is no conclusion after an extraordinary time period. So much for retaining the existing procedures!!!

    Jerold S. Auerbach’s “, Bothers at war, again” published by JNS on Feb.5

    2023 serves as introduced, the current political turmoil in Israel, which seems to intensify daily, , is not new to Jewish history in the Promised Land. The author provides a bottom line conclusion to this issue, by asking a base line question.

    “Can the Israeli Left reject Ben Gurion’s appalling resort to violence against Jews and accept the result of a democratic election?”And, or, can it accept Netanyahu’s reminder “to lose in elections is not the end of democracy, this is the essence of democracy.”

    Both Netanyahu and Trump have suffered from hatred at its worst. The esteemed Rabbi Berel Wein , has emphasized our being witness to the effects of hatred in our societies Hatred of the others becomes the rallying point for justifying the policies and opinions of ideological and political parties, groups and opponents.

    The completely irrational behavior of much of the media regarding a duly elected president or prime minister of a country borders on the pathologically insane. “Knesset members who promote hatred and encourage violence must be brought before the ethics committee and censured. They must be removed from any positions of special power.”[Reuven Hammer, Jerusalem Post, August 13, 2015.]

    Chapter 14 of “Begin” by Harry Hurwitz is entitled, “Earthquake”, referencing the reaction to Menachem Begin’s, appointment as Prime Minister. Golda Meir called the result “catastrophe”. The reaction among the traditional opponents of Jabotinsky’s Revisionist movement, were similarly confused and hysterical, flabbergasted, dismayed and stunned.

    Financial Times Mehul Srivastava posted, “Begin and Bibi, the Leaders who Shaped Israel’s Psyche”, on Jan.4, 2019. Condensed concluding remark:

    “Netanyahu and Begin’s greatest contribution to the Israeli psyche is perhaps a lot simpler: they have transformed what peace looks like to right-wing Israelis from a negotiated settlement——-” Presumably unlike many in the media and Jewish “machers”, they understand Israel’s indigenous claims to the Land , and the origin of the PLO.

    Moshe Dann’s “Is Israel a Democracy” was published by the Jerusalem Poston November 9, 2019. His answer, “Yes, essentially, but there are major flaws in its political and electoral systems e.g. voters of parties that do not pass the threshold are discarded, and members of Knesset are not accountable to voters. This explains why so many Israelis [roughly 1/3] don’t bother to vote.”

    Included amongst numerous excellent points is his reference to Professor Paul Eidelberg’s “ACPR Policy Paper #79, ‘Making Votes Count: They Don’t in Israel!’

    Even the late Professor Bernard Lewis posted on History News Network his “Israel Election System is no good”.[April 1, 2009]

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      This is a superb article and very apt comparison.

      TDS is stronger than ever.
      He couldn’t be bought or sold and wouldn’t play “nicely” with the GOP.

      Begin was my favorite PM.
      He didn’t take garbage from ANYONE.
      He was a fearless leader who feared only Hashem.

      Netanyahu is another great leader who won’t allow Israel’s safety to be compromised.
      The fact that he and his current government is willing to take on judicial
      reform scares the heck out of the Left.

      Currently, the Israeli Supreme Court has the final word and that is something that they don’t want to change.

  40. bill smith

    (JNS) I hesitated quite a bit whether to publish this piece because of the panic it might cause in Israel. However, in the Middle East environment and particularly in Iraq, these things are known and serve as a topic of open discussion, so it is unthinkable that the Israeli public should not be aware of them as well, especially since they concern Israelis much more than the citizens of Iraq.

    A source I’ve known for years—an expatriate from the Middle East, a supporter of Israel, who lives in Europe and is in continuous contact with people in Iran and Iraq—conveyed to me their assessment that Iran plans to launch a combined attack on Israel in the foreseeable future that will include all the forces at its disposal in several Arab countries:

    In Lebanon: Hezbollah and Hamas, with many thousands of missiles, some of them precision-guided, and UAVs.

    In Syria: seventeen armed and ready combat units (“militias”): Fatimiun, Zinbioun, Nujabaa’, Hezbollah, Abu Al-Fadhl Brigade, ‘Asaa’b Ahl al-Haq, Khorasani Brigade and more. Iran has transferred a very large number of missiles and UAVs to Syria, and these are ready to be launched.

    In Iraq: dozens of militias, armed with missiles and UAVs.

    In Yemen: The Houthis, who have Iranian long-range missiles and UAVs capable of reaching Israel.

    In Gaza: Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, with missiles capable of disabling the Israel Defense Forces and Israeli Air Force bases.

    It is likely that Iran will not launch anything directly from its own territory, so as not to expose itself to retaliation.

    So much for the assessment that came to me from Iraq.

    What follows is my interpretation:

    Under the pretext of the duty of the Muslim world to save the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Israeli occupation and oppression, Iran will conduct a staged, comprehensive, integrated and coordinated attack on Israel. The first phase will be a shower of missiles and UAVs from all the aforementioned arenas together; the Iranian estimate is that the stock of Iron Dome interceptors will run out within two to three hours, after which the Israeli skies will be open and the air force degraded or grounded.

    The first phase, the aerial one, will be accompanied by a cyber-attack on Israeli infrastructure systems. After a full day of cyber-attack and a rain of missiles and UAVs on military bases and civilian infrastructure, the second phase will begin. This will be a coordinated ground attack from Lebanon, Syria and Gaza by infantry forces mounted on dirt bikes and ATVs and equipped with anti-tank weapons, that will attack Israeli ground forces in order to reach Jewish settlements as quickly as possible.

    The calculation of the Iranians is that the mobilization of Israel’s reserves will take several days and will at best be partial due to the chaos that will ensue from the initial attack. IDF reinforcements will not arrive in time to the various fronts, and the regular forces will collapse within hours in the face of the ground assault, as happened in the Suez Canal and the Golan Heights during the Yom Kippur (1973) war.

    The invasion of ground forces from Syria, Lebanon and Gaza will focus on Israeli settlements, with the aim of demoralizing the Israeli public and forcing the government to surrender in order to save the lives of the many Israeli civilians who will be captured by the Arab and Iranian militias. The Israeli media and especially the social media groups will increase panic among the Israeli public.

    It is not clear what role the Iranians will assign to the Palestinians in the war. However, it is likely that Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the Palestinian Authority will encourage them to do everything in their power to harm Israelis, the army, the police and civilians moving on the roads, in addition to attacks on settlements and military bases.

    In addition, the Iranians expect Arabs in the Galilee and Negev to carry out actions against the IDF such as blocking roads, damaging bridges, spilling oil on roads, blocking intersections, damaging high voltage lines and attacking Jewish settlements (“May 2021 on steroids”).

    Due to the fact that Israel’s National Guard is not yet operational, these actions will cause great damage.

    The international arena:

    Russia and China, Iran’s allies, will “call on both sides to cease violence,” will support Iran almost openly and provide it with information about what is happening in Israel. Turkey will join the call to cease violent actions but will implicitly support Iran. In the Arab and Islamic world, crowds will come out for demonstrations of support for Iran and its action to eliminate the Zionist entity, similar to the support the crowds gave to Hassan Nasrallah in the 2006 Second Lebanon War. This time, unlike in 2006, Saudi Arabia will not take a negative position towards the attack on Israel.

    The American and European governments will not intervene militarily but will content themselves with words because no one in the West is looking for another war zone in addition to the Ukrainian one, which is emptying NATO’s ammunition depots and drying up its leaders’ desire to intervene in wars that are not theirs.

    Some will see the Iranian attack as an opportunity to get rid of the “headache” that Israel has caused them for years. This view has intensified in recent months after the internal turmoil in the State of Israel, which projects the image of a conflicted and messy country with a depleted civil force that has lost all will to mobilize and fight and on the other hand—a directionless, irresponsible, powerless government that cannot even deal with people blocking roads.

    From the point of view of the West, the loss of Israel would not be so terrible, because in any case the Middle East turned its back on the West when Saudi Arabia and its Gulf partners—countries much more important than Israel—decided to turn their backs on the weak Western coalition and join the strong and growing Eastern Alliance that includes Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela and more.

    The Iranian government is very impressed by the continued desire of the Americans in particular and the West in general to appease them, lift the sanctions and accept it as a respected member of the family of nations, while demonstrably ignoring the Iranian race towards the bomb. This Western behavior instills in the hearts of the decision makers in Iran the feeling that no one in the West will do anything on the practical, military level to stop an air and ground attack on Israel such as the one described above.

    The U.S. forces deployed in eastern Syria are meant to protect American interests, not Israeli ones, and Iran has already demonstrated several times that it has no problem attacking these American forces with missiles and drones. The American administration knows the negative attitude of the liberal majority of American Jewry towards Israel, particularly in recent months, and therefore is not afraid it will pay too great a public and political price if it allows Israel to deal with the Iranian invasion on its own. Biden will of course declare to the cameras that “Israel has the right to defend itself,” but he will try not to take actual steps.

    A coordinated missile and UAV attack is not a theory; Iran has already done this in Saudi Arabia, on Sept. 14, 2019, and this attack caused enormous damage to Saudi Arabia’s oil export capacity, reducing it for many months. This was probably the reason for Saudi Arabia’s avoidance of joining the Abraham Accords and a factor that pushed Saudi Arabia into recently abandoning the understandings it had with Israel and joining the Iranian camp. The United States under Trump’s presidency, and Europe, did nothing against Iran following the attack in 2019, so it is certain that today they will do nothing when Biden is the president.

    I don’t know how realistic this scenario of an air and ground attack on Israel is, but even if the chance of it happening in the foreseeable future is only one percent, the State of Israel must act as one united entity, and it is very important that the coalition work with the opposition in order to prepare the country and military for this scenario.

    If the Israeli public wants to survive, it must prepare—mentally and physically—for war with the Iranian octopus that has managed to establish its grip on Gaza and the failed countries adjacent to Israel: Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen—all countries that have almost nothing to lose. Qatari money and the jihad media channel Al Jazeera are constantly pouring jet fuel on the fire of hatred for Israel and preparing public opinion in the Middle East and the wider world for the great, final campaign.

    Qatari money has also bought Western politicians so that they would not see what Qatar does not want them to see, from the violation of human rights and foreign workers in Qatar to what Qatar’s ally—Iran—is planning to do to Israel.

    It’s time to wake up. This dangerous scenario may be realistic.

    Mordechai Kedar is an Israeli scholar of Arab culture, a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University formerly a long time columnist at Arutz Sheva and currently the vice president of NEWSRAEL, where this article first appeared.

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      Yechezkel (Ezekiel) 38 is speaking about the War of Gog and Magog.

      Yechezkel (Ezekiel) 38:5 “Persia, Cush, and Put are with them; all of them with buckler and helmet.”

      38:16 “And you will ascend upon My people Israel like a cloud to cover the earth; at the end of days it will be, and I shall bring you upon My land in order that the nations recognize Me when I am sanctified through you before their eyes, O Gog.”

      The entire chapter is very detailed.

      Everything is coming to a head.

      Obviously, they are no match against Hashem.
      I pray that no more Jews have to die.
      That’s my concern.

      Three sets of siblings in about six weeks.
      Hashem Yeracheim. 💔💔💔😪😪😪

  41. bill smith

    Hezzie leader Hassan Nastyrallah claimed on Thursday that recent world developments were serving “the axis of resistance” against Israel, i24NEWS.

    His comments were made in a speech coming week before the annual Al-Quds Day, which was declared in 1979 by Ayatollah Khomeini, the leader of the Iranian Revolution. It is marked on the final Friday of Ramadan throughout the Middle East and in countries around the world, including the United States.

    During Al-Quds Day, rallies are held around the world and are used to incite against Israelis and Jews.

    “The latest developments around the world positively serve the axis of resistance and the conflict that is being waged against the Zionist occupation (Israel),” Nasrallah was quoted as having said in a televised address on Thursday.

    He added that “the way of diplomacy will negatively affect normalization efforts (with Israel), as it will also affect the Zionist plan to form an Israeli-Arab axis to confront Iran and the axis of resistance,” referring to a recent rapprochement between previous regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran.

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      In a nutshell, it’s a huge problem when the rightful owners of the land are the “occupiers.”

      It makes me want to scream (from the rooftops– don’t worry, I won’t be doing it), that Israel is the land of the Jewish People.
      It blooms only for us, its rightful owners.

      May Hashem watch over His People and all of our true friends as well and send Moshiach NOW.

    2. george linker

      Zechariah comes to mind.

      2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.

      3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        Yerushalayim will be attacked from all sides.

        Zachariah 12:8-9: “On that day the L-rd shall protect the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the weakest of them shall be, on that day, like David. And the house of David shall be like angels, like the angel of the Lord before them.

        And it shall come to pass on that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come upon Jerusalem.”

        Hashem will protect the Jewish People and wage war against our enemies.

        1. Weary Traveler

          It’s so good to have you back.

          I’m…. Okay. Spent a lot of time with Marty this week, so that’s good.

        1. Chief Mac

          Besides the mere fact that every single one of those invaders committed a felony to enter the US illegally and providing them with anything is also a mere series of felonies

          1. Sapper 9

            They are aiding them even before they start their journey, this is an invasion and they are traitors.

  42. Weary Traveler

    Hat tip to Carolyn for sending this to me. I actually wouldn’t be surprised if she was the real author using some pen name. LOL

    No wonder it feels like the movie, They Live. Except, instead of zombie-looking aliens masquerading as humans, it’s Aspies. And you don’t need a special pair of sunglasses to see who “they” really are. Just notice the blank expressions, and their inability to understand nuance.

    Asperger syndrome is Greta Thunberg’s ‘superpower’: All you need to know about the condition

    I find it interesting that so many people seem to have this condition. One thing is for certain is that there is no way that is a naturally occurring phenomenon. And I further doubt that any of it is accidental. I think it is on purpose = vaccine injuries, drugs — both prescription and street drugs, and of course GMOs.

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      I really wish that Carolyn would come on the blog.

      Great article on Asperger’s.

      Greta has no accomplishments of her own.
      She is a glorified puppet parroting the narrative of her parents.
      They are really guilty of child abuse.

      She is incapable of answering any unscripted questions.
      That’s being accomplished?!

      Good grief!

      1. Weary Traveler

        I almost feel guilty hating a mentally ill child. Although, she technically is now an young adult. But she still has free will, and chooses to be a sanctimonious PITA just for fame, and to never have to do any real work, earn any real respect, or ever be held accountable.

        In other circumstances, she would be a natural missionary. LOL

        I wish Carolyn would post here too. Although, in print, she is pretty concise. She’s the most fun and animated in person.

        One of these days I should try to arrange a little conference call between the three of us. I know if you two lived in the same neighborhood you would become good friends. I only wish that were the case, because she would actually benefit a lot from a female friend like you.

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          I used to feel more guilty about hating a mentally impaired child.
          Currently, I feel a little less badly about it.

          She still has free will, unless she was somehow completely brainwashed.

          Carolyn’s personality is not reflected at all in her writing? 🤔

          1. Weary Traveler

            She is just more comfortable talking than typing on a screen. She always has much more to say in person or on the phone than say over an email.

            I can understand that in the sense that computers and phones can be a black hole when it comes to time.

          2. Proud Conservative Mom

            Some people are just naturally that way.
            There’s nothing wrong with it.

            I have got to run.
            Shabbos is approaching rapidly, BH!

            Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend!

            I’ll be back either tomorrow night or Sunday, Be’Ezras Hashem.
            Shabbos ends late these days.

            It was ninety degrees today and yesterday.
            It’s crazy.
            It goes from winter to summer.

          3. Weary Traveler

            Thankfully we are still in the low to mid 60s. The crap weather isn’t until late August, in to September for us.

            90s? 🤢🤮🤬

          4. Proud Conservative Mom

            Shavuah Tov!

            You’re very lucky.
            Apparently it was 90 degrees on Thursday as well.

            Today was in the high sixties, but like a tropical rainforest. It poured in the afternoon.

            How are you doing?

          5. Weary Traveler

            Ugh… I was out at my mom’s today, and it was 70 there, and 75 in Manteca and Tracy — two towns that desperately need to be obliterated by a meteor — as I was driving home. Granted, not as bad as 95, but it is getting to that time of year which I am not happy about.

            Is there a way I can just be frozen unconscious until November?

            Anyway, I have two more trips out there in the near future, but I had to say, after that, not until around Thanksgiving. Want me to visit more often? Move to a colder climate. LOL

            Aside from being sick to death of everything, and wanting desperately to strangle humanity to death for being so stupid and useless, I am doing okay.

          6. Weary Traveler

            Even if a person is brainwashed, they still have to allow for it by accepting what they are told. It takes total surrender of a person’s will to be brainwashed.

  43. Proud Conservative Mom

    I’ve been saying this precisely for a very long time already.
    Calling Jews “occupiers” and/or “settlers” on our own land is a disaster of epic proportions and always has been.

    A fabulous article by Jonathan Tobin:

    The ‘occupation’ myth is the engine of antisemitic terror
    The biased reactions of U.N. officials and corporate media to attacks on Israelis as well as to disputes over Jerusalem’s Temple Mount are rooted in leftist lies about Zionism.

    (April 14, 2023 / JNS) Anger at the U.N.’s “Special Rapporteur for the Palestinian Territories” Francesca Albanese for her outrageous slanders of Israel is more than justified. So is frustration and outrage about biased coverage of the Middle East in leading corporate media outlets like CNN and The New York Times of a string of deadly Palestinian terror attacks as well as recent events on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

    The never-ending series of egregious comments from Albanese provides plenty of fodder for critics of the United Nations and the international “human rights” community. Similarly, news reports that treat terrorist attacks on Jews with indifference while hyping the shootings of Palestinian terror suspects by the Israel Defense Forces or even attempts to restore order on the Temple Mount after the mosques there were commandeered by rioters into grave violations of human rights are flagged by the vital groups that monitor anti-Israel media bias.

    These awful examples of how both international groups and the media misreport and falsely characterize events in Israel are, by themselves, important and deserve vigorous pushback. But such statements and media coverage that might well be termed more a form of disinformation or propaganda than journalism are just the tip of the iceberg that those who care about the campaign against Israel must confront. And, as important, even essential, as it is to call out each and every such instance of lies and prejudice may be, the confluence of so many egregious incidents should serve as a reminder that the problem goes much deeper.

    The bile and lies tweeted by Albanese as well as most of the media coverage of what’s been happening on the Temple Mount as well as in attacks, such as the tragic slaying of 48-year-old Lucy Dee and her daughters Maia, 20, and Rina, 15, when Palestinian terrorist fired on their car, is infuriating. But it’s not merely the product of indifference to Jewish suffering and rights or even antisemitism, though all of it can be easily observed in such cases.

    Still, these are symptoms, rather than the root cause, that explains the problem on display throughout so much of the discussion about Israel and its conflict with the Palestinians. The real complexity isn’t bias, ignorance or even the Jew-hatred that is not far below the surface of the critiques of the Jewish state. The issue isn’t so much prejudice as it is the widespread acceptance of the concept that Israel “occupies” Palestinian territories.

    It is the willingness of both neutral observers and even many who claim to support Israel to believe that the relationship between the Jews and the territory in question is one of “occupation” that drives the negative appraisals of Israel’s conduct. It is the endless talk of this concept that explains attitudes towards the Palestinians and the so-called “solutions”—whether of the two-state or one-state variety—to the century-old jihad against Zionism in the media. It’s the belief that the occupation must be eliminated that also motivates the stands of foes of Israel among multilateral institutions like the United Nations as well as the increasingly influential intersectional left-wing of the Democratic Party. But it also is essential to understanding why the Biden administration and liberal Jewish groups believe that Israel must be saved from itself in order to survive as a Jewish state.

    The lie about ‘stolen property’

    Put simply, as long as Israel is viewed as in possession of territory that belongs to someone else, whether in Judea and Samaria—or even in Jerusalem and pre-1967 Israel inside the old “Green Line”—the slanders and the media bias will continue.

    The argument openly expressed by the likes of Albanese and reflected in the coverage of CNN and the Times, is simple. It views Israel as illegally “occupying” Judea, Samaria and much of Jerusalem since the Six-Day War in June 1967. It regards anything that impedes the surrender of this territory by Israel—something that includes both the creation of Jewish communities there or efforts by the IDF to root out Palestinian terrorism—as an “obstacle to peace.”

    Albanese, like the Palestinians and the anti-Zionist left both here in the United States and around the world, define the occupation differently. They see the presence of a Jewish state anywhere in the country as also being an “occupation.” And that is a definition widely accepted around the world. In that sense, every Israeli Jew, even the most liberal opponents of settlements who sympathize with the plight of the Palestinians, is as guilty of being an occupier as the residents of West Bank settlements.

    Of course, liberal critics of Israel don’t accept that. They believe that Israel within the “Green Line” is legitimate while Jews who live on the other side are not.

    The problem with that way of thinking is that once you concede that any part of the country that constitutes the ancient homeland of the Jewish people—to which it has rights rooted in history and international law—as off-limits to Israelis and Zionists, you make peace less, rather than more likely.

    To state this is not to deny that the Palestinian Arabs, as they now conceive of themselves, have become a separate nationality over the course of the last 100 years, even if that was not the case prior to the early 20th century. At various points over the course of those 10 decades, the Jews have agreed to compromise plans by which the Arabs would have sovereignty in part of the country in exchange for their recognition of a Jewish state in the rest of it. But each time, including repeatedly in the last 30 years since the Oslo Accords of 1993, they have refused any deal that would end the conflict because it would involve them accepting the legitimacy of a Jewish state, no matter where its borders would be drawn.

    That refusal is not so much (as well-meaning international observers and multiple American presidents have thought) the product of a misunderstanding or a real estate transaction in which the two sides refuse to compromise. Since the rejection of Zionism is an inextricable element of the Palestinian national identity that came into existence during this conflict, no Palestinian leader, no matter how much both Americans and Israelis want to think of them as “moderates,” can accept any such compromise.

    More to the point, the intersectional left, which conceives of the Palestinian war on Israel as morally equivalent to the struggle for civil rights in the United States sees Zionism on both sides of the green line in the same way. If you divide the world, as believers in intersectionality and critical race theory do, into two groups—oppressors and victims—and assign victim status to the Palestinians and treat Israelis as colonizers, then it doesn’t matter how badly the former behave, the latter is always in the wrong.

    That’s why U.N. functionaries like Albanese who masquerade as human-rights activists are able to treat crimes against humanity, like the slaughter of the Dee family as justified “resistance” to “occupation.” In the same way, efforts by the IDF to stop terrorists or even to maintain order on the Temple Mount—the most sacred spot in Judaism—as similar acts of “occupation” that should be condemned.

    Misguided pro-Israel advocacy

    Sadly, much of the efforts by the State of Israel and of those groups who are tasked with defending it in the United States, are compromised by their willingness to give some legitimacy to the occupation narrative, even as they strive for fair treatment for the Jewish state. All too many of Israel’s supporters treat the question of occupation with a “yes, but” approach in which they concede that Israel doesn’t have full rights—which, at least in theory, could still be negotiated away in exchange for real peace—to the territories. That was the conceit of the disastrous Oslo Accords, which sought to trade “land for peace” with the Palestinian Liberation Organization. Yet in addition to a transaction that would end up being an exchange of land for more terror, the concessions also legitimized the notion that Jews had no right to be in Judea and Samaria. Rather than, as the Israeli architects of the proposals foolishly thought, illustrate Israel’s love for peace and willingness to compromise, it merely convinced much of the world that the Jewish state was a thief that was reluctantly returning some of the property it had stolen.

    Regardless of their political affiliations or sympathies, those who care about Israel need to understand that they cannot avoid confronting the occupation lie. It cannot be evaded by “rebranding” Israel as a source of beautiful scenery or scientific innovation as some have foolishly thought. Nor can it be sidestepped by constant talk of Israel’s willingness to accept a two-state solution that the other side doesn’t want.

    If you want to call out the likes of Albanese or those in the media that lie about Israel, by all means do so. Such efforts are both necessary and important to chip away at the anti-Zionist canards that have gained widespread acceptance. But any argument that fails to correct the misconception about occupation is found to fail with consequences that go beyond our frustration about the United Nations and media bias.

  44. Proud Conservative Mom

    Mistaken Anger

    Parshas Shmini (Leviticus 9-11)

    By: Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Schiffman

    On the Eight Day of the inauguration of the Mishkan, the Tabernacle, a celebration is in order as God’s Glory appears and a fire descends, symbolizing the successful acceptance of the sacrifices. Yet the elation turns quickly to tragedy, when another fire descends, but this time, to consume Aharon’s sons, Nadav and Avihu, after they offer a foreign fire on the altar.

    Aharon is silent. The ceremony must proceed as planned. The usual regulations of mourning are suspended. Moshe informs Aharon and his remaining children to eat from the Meal and Peace offerings as intended but does not mention anything specifically about the Sin offering. When he discovers that they burned the whole animal and didn’t eat it, Moshe expresses anger.

    Aharon defends the decision, arguing that after all he has experienced on that day, God wouldn’t want them to eat that sacrifice. Moshe hears Aharon’s argument and is pleased. The Sages explain that Moshe knew the law that they shouldn’t have eaten the Sin offering, but forgot. The Midrash (Vayikra Rabba 13) identifies this as one of the three times Moshe became angry and consequently, forgot a law.

    Another Midrash (Sifra) reports a fascinating dispute between two sages as to the sequencing of the problem. Did Moshe’s anger cause him to make a mistake or did his mistake cause him to get angry? Chanania ben Yehuda argues that Moshe’s anger led to his mistake. However, Rabbi Yehuda questions this analysis because if it wasn’t for the mistake, he never would have become angry in the first place. The mistake led to the anger, not the other way around.1

    It is unclear which sage is correct with regards to Moshe. Yet, for the psychological message, we don’t have to pick a winner. They are both true. Anger both causes mistakes and is rooted in mistakes. The fact that anger causes mistakes is quite obvious. When we are angry, we tend to speak or act in ways that we later regret. Mistakes caused by anger destroy careers, damage relationships, and devastate families.

    Less apparent, yet perhaps more important, anger is also rooted in mistakes. Some argue that we cannot control the way we feel. Emotions, they argue, just happen to us without any conscious control. Yet, mounting evidence indicates otherwise. Our thoughts, beliefs, expectations, perceptions and attitudes impact the way we feel. A core principle of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is that by working on identifying, challenging, and changing our thought processes, we can change our emotional experiences to be healthier.2

    The thoughts that lead to an unhealthy anger are almost always mistaken. They are what are referred to as cognitive distortions or irrational beliefs. While we should always be hesitant of critiquing Moses, following the lead of the two Midrashim above, at the very least we can try to glean a lesson for our own self-improvement. In Moshe’s case it seems his mistake was that he didn’t remember all the facts of the case and then jumped to the conclusion that the others were wrong.

    Are we prone to jumping to conclusions, to making judgments before we have all the facts? Do we yell at our kids, siblings, parents, friends, coworkers, or employees, before clarifying the whole story? If yes, it may be worth our while to work on training our brains to slow down, examine the situation from all sides and ask clarifying questions of others. By changing our mistaken thinking, we can change our emotions and help avoid the consequences that unhealthy emotions have on our relationships.

    See Ohr HaChaim for a fuller analysis of the Midrash. See also Rabbi Dr. Abraham’s Twerski’s, “Twerski on Chumash.”
    For more on the interaction between thought and emotion, see “Cognition and Emotion: From Order to Disorder” by Mick Power Tim Dalgleish.

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      The federal government should never interfere with state prosecutions or state law.

      The judge has no business hearing this farce of a case, as he’s affiliated with the Bidet* Administration.

      Of course, Trump’s arrest was politically motivated and the world knows the truth.
      Only someone who willfully blinds themselves is unable to see it.

      Naturally, since the Bidet* Administration and the entire Democrat Party has been openly abusing We the People, the countries of the world who have been doing so and has been guilty of such behavior is accusing the USSA of hypocrisy.
      Why shouldn’t they?!

      America used to represent the global standard of human rights.
      Indeed, America will have lost its influence politically and its financial standard (it doesn’t have much of a financial standard IMO as a result of the insane amount of debt that it has accrued due to fiscal irresponsibility).

      It’s not on Bidet*. It’s on his handlers and party.
      Bidet* is a drooling demented fool.

      Of course, the Chinese government is playing this up in order to minimize their far larger abuse of human rights.
      They’re shrewd opportunists and are taking advantage of the situation.

      If justice isn’t held up and Bragg isn’t instructed to retract the situation, all Hell will further break loose.
      Moreover, permanent damage will not be able to be retracted with regard to the human rights issue.

    1. Tanto Greenberg tg)

      Conservative Jews are overwhelmingly conservative. Unfortunately we are in the minority.

    1. Tanto Greenberg tg)

      And give thanks to Hadhem for both the good as well as the not do good from which we can learn.

      1. Proud Conservative Mom


        I’m not on your level to THANK Hashem for all of the pain.
        I know that everything is orchestrated from Hashem.
        (I consider myself a “Beynoni.” That means someone in between – not an evil person or exceedingly righteous person.)
        A Beynoni is only required to know that everything that happens to him is divinely orchestrated by Hashem.
        That’s it.
        The Chazon Ish (Rabbi Avraham Yeshayahu Karelitz) ZTL wrote that many go off of the path (throw away their Judaism (in this instance he is referring to Jews who used to keep Torah and gave it up after despair), because they erroneously believe that they are obligated to think that everything that Hashem does is for the best.
        (Ultimately that IS TRUE.)
        However, he said that maybe after a whole lifetime of working on one’s self, one can attain that level.
        Not everyone can, and that’s okay.

        I keep Torah, am in love and in awe of Hashem, and try my utmost to do the best I can daily.
        I ask Hashem to help me be the best person that I can be.
        I ask for His help several times a day for this.
        One who tries and asks for help, is GUARANTEED from Hashem that he will receive help in battling his Yetzer Horah (Evil Inclination).

        I know, that Hashem has a reason for everything.
        Moreover, I couldn’t have become who I am and continue to grow and strive to be without all of the challenges that I have faced and continue to grapple with.

        I trust Hashem to know what is the best way for me to travel down my journey.
        He has also given me the tools (and this goes for everyone else as well) to do so successfully.
        (We all need to reach in ourselves to be able to utilize them and to ask for Hashem’s assistance daily.)

        1. Tanto Greenberg tg)

          Thank you. Today is my first pain free day since I was on the schnitzel bank. And you? How are you doing?

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            Oh my goodness…
            You made my month!

            Apologies. I don’t know what a schnitzel bank is referring to.

            BH, I am holding my own today.

            I’m exceedingly grateful for every good moment.
            It means the world to me.

            How was your Pesach?
            Ours was beautiful, BH.
            My sister-in-law in Cleveland extremely graciously had my two married children and my immediate family for the entire Pesach.
            My in-laws were there as well.

            From one of my walks this week:

  45. Proud Conservative Mom

    Indictment turbocharges Trump’s fundraising

    Former President Donald Trump’s 2024 fundraising has been turbocharged by his indictment, according to new figures provided by his campaign.

    Trump raised a combined $18.8 million in the first quarter through his joint fundraising committee and his campaign, the latter of which is required to report its first-quarter financial activity on Saturday.

    But the campaign also says it brought in nearly the same amount in the two weeks after the charges were filed against the former president — $15.4 million — underscoring just how much the charges against Trump have animated his backers.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

  46. Proud Conservative Mom

    Huge blast heard across Israel ‘likely caused by a meteor’

    A loud explosion heard in large swaths of central Israel on Saturday was likely caused by a meteor burning up in the atmosphere, according to Israeli Astronomy Association.

    “We received several reports regarding a particularly bright meteor spotted a short while ago in the center of the country in broad daylight,” the association wrote on its Facebook page. The scientific term for exceptionally bright meteors is “bolide,” according to the association’s post.

    The fastest meteors travel at speeds of 44 miles per second.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

  47. Proud Conservative Mom

    Yerushalayim in the 1950’s and where are all those Arab ” Fakestinians ” then?

  48. Weary Traveler

    This triggered way too many thoughts for me to write down at the moment. Had a busy day, and feeling a tad exhausted. But still a worthwhile read/listen.

    I will say, it sickens beyond belief the capacity humans have to try to push everything to an extreme, and take everything from one extreme to another. They act as if Hashem forgot to give them a brain, as they are too lazy to use it.

    I wouldn’t be in the least bit surprised to learn that the population of Hell far exceeds the population by at least 100,000 fold.

    The Road to Oceania

      1. Weary Traveler

        Kinda, but I could have done without the long drive to a part of the Earth I do not enjoy being in.

        It was nice to see my mom, but I hate where she lives too much. Even more than where I currently reside, which is saying a lot.

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      Fashionable socialism.
      That’s a brilliant term.

      This article was terrific.

      YES! There are many who would rather starve than work at a trade.
      It’s ludicrous.
      An honest living is nothing to be shameful about.
      Yet, it’s far better, apparently, to have an insane amount of student loan debt and get a job that doesn’t remotely enable one to pay back the loan, than to think about changing course and learning a blue collar trade.

      I have never been more proud to be technologically challenged (😉) as a result of this article.
      People are convinced that the more gadgets that one has to help run their lives, the better off they are.
      Of course, “Big Brother” is always watching.

      I can totally relate to preferring to never putting my agenda and schedule on a machine of any sort.
      Everything is manually written down on my calendar.

      As you know, I do use audios.
      It would be impossible to do all that I need to do without being able to resort to doing that instead of typing, manifold.

      However, it’s usually limited and that’s where it ends.

      Most people have alternative ways of reaching me.
      The most expeditious and productive way is to call me.
      Good old fashioned method that has always worked wonders.
      Even with my own audios, there are certain sensitive topics that I insist on having a phone conversation.
      I have to ensure that nothing is misunderstood.

      I am extremely leery regarding the amount machines have taken over.
      They don’t have the ability to replace humans.
      Moreover, the ability for everything to be monitored is extremely dangerous and not remotely worth it.

      1. Weary Traveler

        “YES! There are many who would rather starve than work at a trade.
        It’s ludicrous.”

        Then you also have the opposite extreme with people like Mike Rowe. On the one hand, he shows there are people who do these “dirty jobs” and take pride in their work, and that is great. But he has also shown a kind of “reverse” snobbery in some of his commentaries on Prager U. Even going as far as to advise young people to not have dreams, but become a human machine instead.

        A perfect illustration of how stupid so many humans are, and how they are so drawn to extremes. Here’s a better idea; let’s get rid of all the woke Ethnic/Gender studies crap, and stop with the mass education that has done to college degrees what the Federal Reserve and Congress have done to the US dollar = devaluing it by putting too many in circulation.

        How about instead, when a kid graduates from high school, they spend at least two, if not years working a job, or jobs, gaining some practical experience, and then decide where they want to go and what they really want to do, and let’s allow the market to decide? Oh, wait… That’s too practical, and solves too many problems rather than creating them. Oops… My bad.

        I’m sure I’ll be receiving 100 lashes for daring to use my brain. I wonder how many points my social credit score will be deducted by for that unpardonable sin?

        An honest living is nothing to be shameful about. Yet, it’s far better, apparently, to have an insane amount of student loan debt and get a job that doesn’t remotely enable one to pay back the loan, than to think about changing course and learning a blue collar trade.

        That reminded me of the anecdote about the 60 year old woman the author knows with the two cellar dwellers. In other words, she would rather blow through her own retirement, and their inheritance, supporting them, then having them learn a trade? So what does she expect to happen to them when she dies?

        Even if they inherit the house, how are they going to pay the property taxes and utilities? They’ll end up living out of shopping carts before long. What great parenting.

        “I have never been more proud to be technologically challenged (😉) as a result of this article. People are convinced that the more gadgets that one has to help run their lives, the better off they are.
        Of course, “Big Brother” is always watching.

        That was another part that jumped out at me. I am one of those weirdos, or heretics at this point, that doesn’t own any smart devices. I still use a flip phone.

        It stands to reason why no one would want to go back to feudal times, and not just because of the lack of technology. Remember my rant from the other day and how much I hate those stupid “survivor” shows? But again, what is it with people and these stupid extremes? They are worse than little kids. I expect little kids to push boundaries, but adults are supposed to have long outgrown that stupid phase.

        Technology is supposed to help you, and enable you to do things you couldn’t before. Not run your whole life. I never understood why this is so hard for so many to grasp.

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          I’m not familiar with Rowe, but am disgusted with what he promotes and belittles, based on what you wrote.

          We’ve been (anyone with a brain) promoting the removal of the entire “Woke” Agenda for quite some time already.
          I say these people should go back to sleep.
          Woke is totally broke on every level and tremendously evil.

          I LOVE your suggestion about taking two years to gain practical experience to see what he wants to do.
          It would also be a great opportunity to see if what he thinks he prefers to do, is logical and makes sense for him.

          Oh my goodness…
          Heaven help us for being critical thinkers and for using the brains that Hashem gifted to us.
          Perhaps 100 lashes is insufficient.

          “Even if they inherit the house, how are they going to pay the property taxes and utilities? They’ll end up living out of shopping carts before long. What great parenting.”

          These “wonderful” parents aren’t capable of thinking about the future consequences.
          It’s abhorrent to me how she prefers her “cellar dwellers” to having children who can actually have a chance of being productive and successful.
          In a nutshell, her snobbery destroyed her children.

          “That was another part that jumped out at me. I am one of those weirdos, or heretics at this point, that doesn’t own any smart devices. I still use a flip phone.”

          There are many Orthodox Jews that have only flip phones. You’re not alone.

          Unfortunately, in my line of work, I cannot be limited to a flip phone. If flip phones had the ability for me to leave audios, I would have one in a flash.

          “Remember my rant from the other day and how much I hate those stupid “survivor” shows?”

          I am totally with you, for precisely the reasons that you mentioned.
          It’s lunacy.

          “Technology is supposed to help you, and enable you to do things you couldn’t before. Not run your whole life. I never understood why this is so hard for so many to grasp.”

          HEAR, HEAR!!
          AMEN AND AMEN!

          1. Weary Traveler

            “I’m not familiar with Rowe, but am disgusted with what he promotes and belittles, based on what you wrote.”

            That’s what made me lose respect for him. It’s one thing to be an advocate for the trades. I agree with that. It’s also great to portray people who have really tough jobs like working on an oil rig, which only makes you appreciate things more. And even better to show how there are people who do those jobs that take great pride in their jobs, showing there is no shame in it. And that an honest day’s work is an honest day’s work.

            But he just couldn’t stop there. No. Like a stupid little kid pushing the boundaries, he just had to take it to the extreme of “this is the only way for a man.” Uh…. Yeah…. That’s the kind of thinking that helped lead to Woodstock, and probably all this gender bending stuff we got going on now. Yeah, way to use that noggin, Mike.

            “I LOVE your suggestion about taking two years to gain practical experience to see what he wants to do.
            It would also be a great opportunity to see if what he thinks he prefers to do, is logical and makes sense for him.”

            Not only that, but imagine this… If they actually had to go out and earn some money, even though it would be very little at first with no skills to offer; they would gain a greater understanding of how time really is money, and vice versa, which would really make them think about the path they really want to take. And if they still chose college, they certainly wouldn’t waste time partying when they should be studying, and they sure wouldn’t be registering for some garbage like Lesbian Interpretive Dance — probably taught by Lezzy Cheney herself — or Gender Fluid Candle Making.

            Those courses would all go bye-bye. And perhaps even the Humanities could go back to their original intent.

            Back in the 90s, my grandmother managed apartments in Davis near UC Davis. I used to go there in the summer for a week or two because the complex had a pool. Many of the college kids actually had part time jobs in town, and instead of going home for the summer, many would stay in town and work full time to earn extra money for registration, text books, etc.. I know, because I would be swimming with them, and talking to them.

            Compared to now where they don’t work at all. At most, they might have some work study job on campus, but fewer students than you think even bother taking advantage of that opportunity.

          2. Proud Conservative Mom

            It’s great that Rowe advocated for the trades.
            I’m sure that appreciation was attained as a result.
            However, he most definitely blew it.

            But he just couldn’t stop there. No. Like a stupid little kid pushing the boundaries, he just had to take it to the extreme of “this is the only way for a man.” ”

            How positively disgraceful!

            “Uh…. Yeah…. That’s the kind of thinking that helped lead to Woodstock, and probably all this gender bending stuff we got going on now. Yeah, way to use that noggin, Mike.”

            What a “brainiac.”

            I concur absolutely with your reasoning for such a plan.

            In summation, these people have no appreciation for the value of money.

            It really needs to start with good parenting.

            My parents always taught us the value of money.
            We had an allowance, and my parents treated us at times.
            We were never lazy and took on extra jobs to earn money.
            We were very responsible with the money that we earned and our allowances as well.

            The entitlement mentality was not one that I was reared with, BH.

            These are very important life lessons.
            It’s a sickness when one thinks that one is entitled.
            That’s the premise for forgiving student loans, mortgages, etc.

            Why the heck should we be on the hook for that?!

            For those who were responsible and got sick, for example, I support them being assisted.
            They must be vetted, however.
            (NO illegal aliens.)

          3. Weary Traveler

            “These are very important life lessons.
            It’s a sickness when one thinks that one is entitled.
            That’s the premise for forgiving student loans, mortgages, etc.

            Why the heck should we be on the hook for that?!

            I’ll tell you what… Since it was the colleges that not only went along with the bad policies that lead to the student loan debt, but cheered it on… I say “forgive” the loans, but instead of taking it out of the US Treasury, take it right out of the endowments for these colleges. Let them be on the hook for the very situation that they so happily fostered and nurtured because they were so greedy for that government money.

            They are also the ones who lowered standards to get that government money.

            It’s one thing that someone with a Gender/Ethnic studies degree is working a Barista at Starbucks. But how about all those who were responsible enough to go instead in to STEM. There’s a lot of them out of work thanks to the prioritizing of cheap foreign labor, whether through H1B Visas, and offshoring.

            Foreign students are given in state tuition and preferential treatment, while American students are being trained for a job that they are going to be discriminated against for, if the job is even there for them.

            So okay, we’ll “forgive” the loans, but we’re taking it all out of the endowments for these universities and colleges. Watch how quickly so many woke administrators get fired, woke gender/ethnic studies professors lose their tenure and get fired. Watch how many foreigners don’t qualify for in state tuition. And watch admission drop, and costs go down, and a college degree becomes worth something again.

            Put me in charge of the Department of Education, I’ll have it all fixed in 30 days.

          4. Proud Conservative Mom

            Let it come out of the college endowment funds.
            I very enthusiastically and vehemently second that motion!

            Foreign students have been given preferential treatment for a very long time while Americans have been discriminated against.

            I’m sure that if you were in charge you would have the system whipped into shape in 30 days maximum.

  49. Proud Conservative Mom

    Fake DeSantis 2024 filing appears on FEC website

    A new filing on the Federal Election Commission’s website had some believing Gov. Ron DeSantis quietly declared his candidacy for president in 2024.

    According to the FEC, his candidacy was filed on April 8 as a Republican.

    The statement of candidacy form, however, presents red flags indicating it’s fake.

    On the form, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a fellow Republican, was listed as his vice president.

    Typically, vice presidential picks are not chosen this early in the primaries, but rather after the party has chosen its nominee for the general election.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    1. Weary Traveler

      Those uniparty pukes will do anything to cause more division and get people all riled up. I don’t DeSantis will actually go through with running for President. Especially because he would have to resign as FL governor to do so.

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        Yes, they will try anything and everything.

        Do you think that DeSantis would take a risk of running?

        Just finished listening to the article.
        I have so many thoughts.

        I’ll post them hereinbelow.

        1. Weary Traveler

          I think at the end of the day, he wont. Trump has too much support, and lead Trump has over DeSantis has only widened. If they fail to recruit DeSantis, they might try someone like Kristi Noem. They can’t go full RINO like Nikki Haley at this point, although that’s what they really want.

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            That was what I was thinking about DeSantis.

            Of course, they want a RINO like Haley.
            She’s just another traitor that would bow to the wishes of the other traitors.

            I’m so very disgusted with her and everyone like her.
            Don’t even get me started on the Dems.

            In some ways RINOs are worse because they misrepresent who they truly are.

          2. Weary Traveler

            It’s like that discussion we had a while back about which is worse, JW’s or J4J? The JW’s are like the Democrats, where as J4J are like the RINOs.

  50. Tanto Greenberg tg)

    I’ve been thinking about this mix of defund the police, disband the police, no bail release for serious crimes, and replace the police with social workers is a path to something unthinkable. Try this: “Of course we don’t approve of what he did, and we feel the pain of the family that lost a loved one, but he’s not a bad guy. He doesn’t belong in prison, he just needs therapy in one of our re-education camps.”

    1. Weary Traveler

      They don’t even feel the pain of the family that lost a loved one. If anything, should that family actually demand justice as any sane and moral person would, they have harsher things to say to those grieving family members than they do for the scumf***k who killed them.

      I hate pacifists.

      Here’s the deal… It’s not really about rehabilitation, it never was. It was never about sympathy for the criminal as a person, and his horrible upbringing that lead him to go on a violent spree. It’s about the libTARDs pushing this stuff. It’s really all about them because they are no better than the two bit thug. They are actually worse, because unlike the two bit thug, they pretend to be saints. They don’t have the heart to rob someone themselves, so they hire armed IRS agents to do it for them, and claim it is for “the greater good.”

      1. Tanto Greenberg tg)

        I’m thanking of re-education camps not for rehabilitation. Rather, I envision them in the sense of the Soviet gulags. Like Roach Motel where one checks in but can never check out.

    1. Weary Traveler

      And to think, when this whole “selfie”thing started some ten plus years ago, I predicted that this very thing would happen. And people thought I was just being cynical, because I am such a horrible person, don’t you know…

      The guy who made the first response just doesn’t get it. Am I wrong for wishing for him to end up in a concentration camp?

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        The selfie thing always blew my mind.

        I took a selfie once in my life.
        That was when after being half dead from abdominal surgery for a year minus two weeks, I finally felt well enough to go back to my Parsha class.

        (Less than two weeks later I fractured my ribs. 🫣)

        My parents wanted me to take a picture of myself to send to them.
        Ergo, I did so.

        FYI, I wished that creep to perdition.
        You’re not wrong for wishing for him to be put into a concentration camp.

  51. bill smith

    Significant police forces operated this morning (Sunday) in the community of Ramat Arbel in the Galilee to evacuate the community.

    Ramat Arbel is not a ‘settlement’ in the sense that it is located in pre-1967 Israel. It was built on private Jewish land, and was approved by the Cabinet in 2003. Nearby stands an Arab village which was built illegally and which does not face demolition.

    The representatives of Ramat Arbel said in response to the move: “It is unacceptable that at a time when the Arabs next to us are building and the danger of a takeover hovers over the entire Galilee, Jews are being evacuated. We are determined to continue holding on to the lands of the Galilee, and as we were promised by the government ministers, we will establish a large Jewish settlement in the Ramat Arbel.”

    The Nachala movement called on Prime Minister Netanyahu and Ministers Smotritz, Ben-Gvir, and Strok to immediately stop the destruction in line with the coalition agreements on which the ministers pledged to pass a government decision allowing the community to remain as it is.

    “It is unacceptable for a discriminatory policy to exist in the State of Israel when, at a time when the Arabs who are a few meters from Ramat Arbel continue their daily lives and build and take control of the Galilee lands without being stopped, our forces are instead being sent to evacuate Jews,” the movement said in a statement.

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      I just read about this.

      I have smoke coming out of my ears.
      The Arabs brazenly and illegally build all over Yisroel.
      The Jews, the rightful owners of the land, have to get permission to build and are “settlers” and/or “occupiers.”

      (Rhetorical question. 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡)

  52. bill smith

    Just a few days ago, the Biden Administration announced its findings per the August, 2021 pullout from Afghanistan…which ordinarily would have called for Biden’s impeachment, since leaving your people behind is something commanders never do, but he did, and he feels no remorse, nor responsibly for the disaster.

    In fact, he is “proud” of what he did and marks his report card A-plus.

    Let NPR sum it up: “The Biden White House put out its long-awaited report on the widely criticized fall of Afghanistan. U.S. forces hastily withdrew in August 2021 as the Taliban re-captured the country. Amid the chaos, a suicide bombing killed 13 U.S. troops and more than 100 Afghans.

    “The 12-page summary blamed the Trump administration, bad intelligence and the Afghans themselves.”

    Got that? Biden did it, but it’s Trump’s fault…and that, in a nutshell, is the story of America, 2023…so far as the coverage we can expect…onto 2024 and beyond.

    Everything is Trump’s fault, as in Israel, everything is Netanyahu’s fault.

    Surprisingly, NPR gave it straight. For the rest of the media, it was just another day to falsify the record and to keep the plate of truth half empty.

    They will only tell you one half the story, their half, and if your neighbor tells you he never heard of Hunter Biden and the Laptop from Hell, believe him.

    Believe him if he tells you that he knows nothing about members of the Biden family, including the Big Guy, getting themselves rich via bag money from China, Russia, Ukraine.

    Nor is he aware that Biden’s open border policy allows in a melting pot of undesirables, bringing with them disease, crime and drugs, and generally, men without women.

    Nor is he aware that Biden’s generosity pays hefty sums to Israel-hating terrorists.

    He also does not know the latest, that people are getting fed up with corporate woke-ism, as evidenced by the revolt against Bud Light…instant backlash when the company featured a transgender to market the product, and sales of the beer took a dive, costing the company billions, thanks to disgusted consumers.

    He can’t be expected to know any of that because he reads The New York Times, and only watches ABC, NBC, or CBS…as do most Americans bamboozled by Woke Media.” Far fewer watch mostly-Conservative Fox News, which does spice it up with views from the Left, if you’re okay with Jessica Tarlov on “The Five,” the lady who always protests too much. The mainstream media does not reciprocate. Over there, only one point of view is permitted.

    Depart from the orthodoxy, and you will be branded a racist, even worse, a Trump ideologue, and speaking of Trump, the gloating by the media over his being shamed by Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg…the real shame is over all our heads for an act that diminishes the office of the presidency, Democrat or Republican.

    Nothing like this was ever done in this country, and surely Trump…who allegedly tried to hush up an affair…would have been better off In France.

    There, a leader who has not at least one mistress on the side, is laughed at as suspicious and inadequate. That was the case with King Louis XVI.

    Regicide it was when Louis XVI was reduced from monarch to “citizen,” tried to flee, got caught, was beheaded, in the crosshairs of the French Revolution.

    A form of all that is true for Trump, certainly the aspect of reducing him from leader to citizen, through four years of false charges broadcast via impeachment hearings.

    Off with his head, they clamored…in parliamentary-speak.

    Today it’s a different type of revolution, or maybe it’s the same thing…one party, the Democrats, hell-bent to take over the entire system.

    They’ve pretty much got it done. Dear Readers in Israel…does all this sound familiar to you re: Netanyahu?

    Here and there, they’ve already got the media firmly on their side as advocates and propogandists.

    For the rest of us, the fight for truth has barely begun.

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      Yup the parallels for the hatred of Trump and Netanyahu are the same.

      Almost all US Presidents (and other world leaders), had or have mistresses. Unfortunately, it seems to be par for the course that they cannot control themselves.

      As disgusting as this is, it should have never led to an indictment.
      The only reason why it did, was because of TDS.

      The Dems are hellbent on seizing all of the power.
      Only a member of the sheeple would be oblivious to it.

    1. george linker

      If one can make the food bad they can control the people. Medical science is controlling the minds of patients. They can make claims with no way to prove them and people believe.

  53. Proud Conservative Mom

    Have Israel PM Netanyahu’s proposed judicial reforms impacted U.S-Israel relations? He tells Chuck Todd, “no.”

    “President Biden has been a great friend to Israel. … I don’t think you have a better ally in the world than Israel.”

    – Raw And Unfiltered News


  54. Proud Conservative Mom

    New – Senior members of Hamas in Doha reportedly hosted approximately thirty ambassadors and representatives of Arab and Islamic countries, including other nations.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

  55. Proud Conservative Mom

    Saudi Arabia to host senior Hamas delegation

    Saudi Arabia will host a senior delegation of the Hamas terrorist group on Sunday, according to Arabic media reports.

    The visit will start with a pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest site for Muslims. It is aimed at restoring relations between Riyadh and Hamas, which deteriorated in 2007, when the terrorist group took over the Gaza Strip by overthrowing the Palestinian Authority.

    The Sunday meeting comes amid historic rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Iran that supports Hamas. The delegation will reportedly include Hamas Political Bureau chief Ismail Haniyeh, his deputy Saleh al-Arouri and the group’s foreign chief Khaled Mashaal.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

  56. Proud Conservative Mom

    Does Romney Run? Mitt Files But Doesn’t Announce

    Trump arch-nemesis Mitt Romney submitted a declaration of candidacy to the Federal Election Commission, which allows him to start fundraising and utilizing campaign funds, but he has not – as yet – confirming that he is running.

    The move does not completely confirm his candidacy, but it’s a strong statement of intent.

    Romney previously said he is “confident” of winning the nomination if he decides to run.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    1. Sapper 9

      It might be a campaign funding power move, if he doesn’t end up running , all campaign donations can be used to retain his senate seat, or to support another presidential candidate.

    2. Weary Traveler

      LOL… Utah’s US Senate seat is his last stop. Hopefully his final destination will be Gitmo.

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        Wouldn’t that be awesome?

        Good evening! 😉
        How was your day?

        I have two weddings this week; tomorrow night and Wednesday night, Be’Ezras Hashem.
        Unfortunately, both are an hour and a half each way.
        Tomorrow is a cousin’s son’s wedding and Wednesday night is the daughter of one of my closest friends in Passaic.

        I am going into Brooklyn tomorrow to see my favorite niece who was in from Yisroel for Pesach.
        She and her husband are departing on Wednesday.

        I am looking forward tremendously to seeing them and my parents.
        They’re going to be meeting up with me there.

        I get to see everyone.
        May Hashem enable it to be a good day.

        1. Weary Traveler

          I actually had an unusually busy Sunday.

          It ended with me and Marty at Panera. Somehow the conversation turned to that neither of us are military material, and would have been court marshaled if either of were ever dumb enough to have joined.

          Actually two of his teachers, who were ex military, both told him that would happen to him. One of them even dropped strong hints and included words like “Dishonorable” and “discharge” on one of his spelling tests. LOL

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        Not a bad pun.

        How are you doing?

        My son is leaving for London tonight for a week.
        He will just miss the changing of the guard tomorrow.

        A few hours after he returns to the USSA in a week, he departs for another Bais Midrash, but in Spring Valley, NY instead of going back to Yisroel where he was for almost two years.

        He wants to start learning a trade after the summer. He can do both simultaneously here.

        1. Tony

          That’s nice. Your son seems to be having a great time. There is always something to see in London.
          Our daughter just came up for the weekend. She is a good cook! The weather has just changed a bit for the better.
          Sunny and pleasant. [About time too]

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            He’s put in alot of hard work.
            We’re very proud of him.

            He was even part of an extra study program in the mornings in Yisroel.
            That takes terrific motivation.

            He is a very likeable young man (not because he’s mine. 😃😃😃 Many people tell this to me).
            He has a great sense of humor, is very intelligent and lights up a room.
            He’s also very helpful around the house.

            During his breaks, he always took jobs to earn money.
            As he has always been very responsible (as are all of my children, BH), we gave our blessings for him to utilize this opportunity.
            He got a great deal on his ticket.
            He has many friends who are domiciled in London who wanted him to visit.
            He does not have to pay for a hotel.
            He’s staying at a friend’s house and his friends will be taking him touring.

            The Batei Midrashim (places where the Gemarah is studied along with Halacha, etc.), have the same times when they commence and have their breaks.

            The Pesach break is about five weeks plus long.

            I’m so very grateful that you got to see your daughter.
            That’s fabulous that she’s a good cook and comes to visit.
            She sounds lovely.

            That’s wonderful that the weather got warmer.
            My winter was relatively mild.
            We had a record low snow fall.

            That usually means a sweltering summer. 🥵🔥

            We’ll see.

            As I am typing this, my son called that his flight is delayed for an hour.
            I’m very relieved that he has direct flights round trip.

            I am looking forward tremendously to seeing his pictures.

          2. Proud Conservative Mom

            He’s put in alot of hard work.
            We’re very proud of him.

            He was even part of an extra study program in the mornings in Yisroel.
            That takes terrific motivation.

            He is a very likeable young man (not because he’s mine. 😃😃😃 Many people tell this to me).
            He has a great sense of humor, is very intelligent and lights up a room.
            He’s also very helpful around the house.

            During his breaks, he always took jobs to earn money.
            As he has always been very responsible (as are all of my children, BH), we gave our blessings for him to utilize this opportunity.
            He got a great deal on his ticket.
            He has many friends who are domiciled in London who wanted him to visit.
            He does not have to pay for a hotel.
            He’s staying at a friend’s house and his friends will be taking him touring.

            The Batei Midrashim (places where the Gemarah is studied along with Halacha, etc.), have the same times when they commence and have their breaks.

            The Pesach break is about five weeks plus long.

            I’m so very grateful that you got to see your daughter.
            That’s fabulous that she’s a good cook and comes to visit.
            She sounds lovely.

            That’s wonderful that the weather got warmer.
            My winter was relatively mild.
            We had a record low snow fall.

            That usually means a sweltering summer. 🥵🔥

            We’ll see.

            As I am typing this, my son called that his flight is delayed for an hour.
            I’m very relieved that he has direct flights round trip.

            I am looking forward tremendously to seeing his pictures.

      2. Proud Conservative Mom

        Not a bad pun.

        How are you doing?

        My son is leaving for London tonight for a week.
        He will just miss the changing of the guard tomorrow.

        A few hours after he returns to the USSA in a week, he departs for another Bais Midrash, but in Spring Valley, NY instead of going back to Yisroel where he was for almost two years.

        He wants to start learning a trade after the summer. He can do both simultaneously here.

  57. Proud Conservative Mom

    HP: “Current POTUS Biden is an honorary Irish (Catholic )
    today ,soon he’ll be an honorary Scotsmen while
    visiting Glasgow or Edinburgh on his foreign trips.

    Then he’ll arrive in Cardiff ( Wales ) soon after where
    Welsh TROLL Gary Spedding can complain to Biden
    about Zionists.”

    1. John Gillis

      Isn’t Biden really WASPish more than anything else?

      I’m Irish and most of us wouldn’t have him.

  58. Proud Conservative Mom

    New – Son of former Iranian Shah to visit Israel to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Reza Pahlavi, the son of former Iranian Shah, is set to visit Israel to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    Pahlavi is the eldest son of Iranian Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who was sent into exile following the 1979 Islamic revolution.

    Tweeting – “I am traveling to Israel to deliver a message of friendship from the Iranian people, engage Israeli water experts on ways to address the regime’s abuse of Iran’s natural resources and pay respects to the victims of the Holocaust on Yom HaShoah.”

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

        1. Weary Traveler

          Agreed. They are a drain on the economy, and racist. You ever wonder why so many of certain groups are on welfare more than others?

          Simply put, because these agencies target certain communities in their outreach. That’s how an illegal alien, who is illiterate in even their own native language, knows about all these programs, and how to get on, more so than an American in need.

          I had a friend who worked in a Medi-Cal office, and it cracked me up how they referred to the deadbeats as “clients.”

          1. Sapper 9

            For example: the USDA during the Obama Administration used US tax dollars to advertise the S.N.A.P. program in Central America.

    1. Sapper 9

      The Democommie’s ideas are so great that they know they would need a disarmed society to implement them.

      They are importing an uneducated, non-english speaking, government dependent voting block, with the goal of creating a supermajority capable of amending the Constitution into the trash can of history .

      I have spent over six years of my life actively involved in war, I do not advocate for war, but, I do prepare for the worst and I believe there is a high probability that this will have deadly consequences.

    1. Sapper 9

      Europe is “interested” in the fate of the Jewish people, but, I don’t consider their “interest” to be a good thing; I would say that the NAZIS were “interested” in the fate of the Jewish People and we all know how that played out.

  59. Weary Traveler

    Coronamania and the End of the World

    🎵”It’s the end of the world as we know it.” 🎵 LOL…

    Funny enough this is based on an encounter the author had on a trip with an expat back in 1989. I remember that year well, as that was the first time I remember a disaster hit my backyard in the form of the Loma Prieta Earthquake, which is very life-changing for a young adolescent. I remember not really having many fond memories of the 1990s. Especially the early part. Just when the Loma Prieta Earthquake was finally out of mind, in come the Rodney King riots.

    I remember the happy world I knew as a child was gone, and replaced with a very angry and volatile world. That was also a decade a friend of mine would become “born again”, and I would hear in greater detail about “end time revelations” from him, and later others. Add all the other stuff, and… I can’t decide which was more influential on shifting my opinion on Xtianity from fairly neutral to utter disdain; Atonement by proxy, or the nutcases who believe every little calamity, either real or invented, was a sign of “end time prophecy” being fulfilled?

    And to be fair, Xtians weren’t the only ones to obsess about the “apocalypse” then, or even at any other time in human history for that matter. You had plenty of secular people buying in to nonsense like Y2K and the Mayan Calendar/2012 BS, just as with the “rapture” that never came in 2011 from the likes of people like Harold Camping. But how may times has “science” told us that “Global Warming” was supposed to cause the polar icecaps to melt, and flood two thirds of the land on earth? how many times over was all THAT supposed to happen, again?

    Whether from quack scientists, or nutty Xtian zealots, the message was the same: “You have no future, you have no hope. Forget your goals. If you are unhappy with where your life is now, tough sh!t, you better get used to it, or enjoy your crappy situation, because it is only going to get worse.” That was the messaging in a nutshell. Needless to say, if I ever were to go on a mass shooting, I would deliberately target a DoomTARD convention if there was such a thing.

    Even knowing such people are all losers, charlatans, and just plain cuckoo for coco puffs, the constant messaging, and constant energy of such people is very toxic. And worse when you can’t get away from them.

    Anyway… That conversation the author recalled from 1989 with the American expat reminded me of a dream I had about 10 years ago. I was in a neighborhood I used to live in during my mid to late 20s. Not a particularly nice place. I was walking down one of the main streets in my dream, and a mass panic started as people began running in the streets to take cover from some world ending apocalypse they were certain was going to happen at any second.

    Somehow, I am skeptical of it all, but still the energy of the panic from everyone around me makes me wonder. So instead of running with the crowd, I walk in the same general direction they are going. An older man approaches me, oddly enough, bearing a very strong resemblance to Harrison Ford, who was mentioned in this article. This older gentleman come towards me from my left and puts his hand on my shoulder to get my attention. He looks me in the eye, and says to me “Don’t worry. It’s all Bullsh!t” with all certainty, and disgust for what was going on and how everyone was acting.

    After he says that to me, confirming what I suspected, I stopped where I was, and noticed everything went quiet. Most of the people were gone, hiding somewhere, while others could be seen hiding in bushes and crouched down like school children would do under their desks during nuclear the war drills back in the 1950s. I continued walking through the quiet streets as everyone hid.

    I had this dream circa 2013, maybe 2014. Six, seven years later, I would be reminded of it. And I think of that dream more and more each day.

  60. Weary Traveler

    ““As Christians who work to bridge between Jews and Muslims, we find that once our neighbors understand that we support them unconditionally, we are free to be ourselves, which includes expressing our faith openly,” said Jonathan Miles, founder of Shevet Achim, a Christian organization that brings children from neighboring Arab countries to Israel for medical treatment.”

    Without condition would mean allowing Jews to remain Jews. That excludes proselytizing. That is the one thing many Xtian “Zionists” do not understand, which is why there are so few Xtians who can genuinely call themselves Zionists. If their scripture mandates that they evangelize, then by definition, they cannot be Zionists. Xtians fail to understand this because they believe that Zionism only applies to Israel’s right to exist as a country with its own geographic borders.

    Despite PM’s assurances, Christian Zionists bedeviled by anti-missionary bill

    Granted this article is nearly a month old, but I have been thinking about it a lot over the weekend. The reason being is that it touches on a larger issue, not just the riff between Xtians and Jews. But is actually at the heart of the turmoil much of the world is facing right now, and that is the issue of individual sovereignty versus globalist technocrats who think they know better how we should all live our lives.

    As the old saying goes, “my rights end where your rights begin, and your rights end where my rights begin.”

    The issue is really about boundaries. Somewhere as a society, the importance of boundaries was lost, hence why we are in the mess we are all in. It’s one thing to have a vigorous discussion. It’s another thing altogether to impose your will on another. If someone tries to impose their will on you no matter how many times you tell them no, it is only going to breed resentment.

      1. Weary Traveler

        I actually used that very line on a bunch of Branch Covidians back during the height of the scare every time some Karen would try to demand I wear some stupid face diaper.

        1. Sapper 9

          I always found it interesting that they screech about you endangering their lives, BUT, they have no problem getting close to us to scold and screech. hmmmm

          Their personalities love to tell others what to do and this gave them a great opportunity to try and play that they are morally superior. lol

          1. Weary Traveler

            That’s exactly it. It was always about their own belief in their own “moral superiority.” That was the reason there was such a huge backlash against the church in the 18th century.

            Because the totalitarian mindset believes that because they are “morally superior”, they can behave however they choose, and do to anyone whatever they want, which is the exact opposite of morality.

  61. Weary Traveler

    Funny, because all I kept thinking when the SCAMdemic started was of Medieval times, especially stupid Medieval superstitions and piety, and the real plague on humanity, which is Feudalism itself.

    What They Meant by Essential and Nonessential

    It does raise another question though…. How many of these “essential” workers on the lower rungs of society did they intend to murder with their Franken-Jab mandates?

  62. Chief Mac

    Yesterday some damn thief call Tracy Smith hacked into my credit card account and managed to steal over $1,000. Luckily the credit card company caught the theft reversed the charges, Changed to a 25 digit password but now have to wait for a replacement card. I hate thieves

    1. Weary Traveler

      Ugh…. I know the punishment is supposed to fit the crime, but I wouldn’t have a problem with executing most thieves. Just think of how much money we wouldn’t have to spend on the prison system alone. Bullets are much cheaper than three hots and a cot. And free cable TV, and a gym.

      1. Chief Mac

        Thank you. At least this time it was the credit card and they caught before I did. Had a bank account hacked because the bank didn’t secure my debit card and the bank hid this from hundreds of customers

          1. Chief Mac

            And it was one of the largest banks – Chase and they refused to notify customers of this breach

  63. Proud Conservative Mom

    From an hour and a half ago:

    Two men hurt in terror shooting in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah

    Two Israeli men were shot and wounded in a terror attack in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood on Tuesday morning, police and medics said.

    The Magen David Adom ambulance service said its medics treated the two victims, aged 50 and 48, at the scene in moderate condition and took them to hospitals in the capital.

    Police said officers were at the scene, on Pierre Van Paassen Street, investigating the shooting and searching for the terrorist, who fled.

    The weapon apparently used in the attack, a makeshift “Carlo” submachine gun, was found by officers nearby, police said.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      New – Three terrorists arrested, another three injured, in West Bank operation

      Israeli forces entered into a firefight when they surrounded the house of the al-Khatib family, as part of an operation in the West Bank city of Jenin. Three terrorists have reportedly been wounded.

      The special forces arrested three other terrorists hiding out that were planning to carry out an attack “in an immediate time frame,” the army spokesperson announced. In a rare daytime operation, the Israeli military were under heavy fire from the Palestinians.

      – Raw And Unfiltered News

  64. Proud Conservative Mom

    *Sivan Rahav-Meir / The Daily Portion / Knowledge is power: 6 essential facts about the Holocaust*

    * Translation by Yehoshua Siskin

    I share the following facts every year on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) since feelings are not enough. Today we will be saturated with stories, memories, and tears that evoke deep feelings and yet, in my opinion, we must not neglect cold, hard, dry facts. Here is a list of them courtesy of Professor Yosef Ben-Shlomo; *six historical facts that we need to internalize in order to understand why the Holocaust was such an extraordinarily unique event*:

    1. *Judenrein*. For the first time in history (other than Haman’s plot against the Jews in ancient Persia), one nation sought the complete elimination of another, despite the fact that the vast majority of the nation targeted for extermination lived outside the territory of the aggressor nation. The goal was not to just put the other nation into exile but to erase it from the face of the earth. In Nazi documents on the number of Jews destined for death, even the tiny Albanian Jewish community of 200 souls was noted.

    2. *Absence of opposition*. In the Wannsee Conference of January, 1942, the “final solution” was unanimously approved by the fifteen attendees, all of whom held high-ranking ministerial positions in the German government, and eight of whom held doctorate degrees.

    3. *The Germans worked against their own interests in World War II.* Even as Germany was losing the war, they behaved irrationally. Instead of investing in just fighting enemy forces, the Germans continued “to waste” energy on their Jewish extermination project.

    4. *They were not crazy.* Among the murderers were family men and women, professionals, and intellectuals. They were perfectly sane. Millions of ordinary, regular folks did not see any problem with taking part in this giant extermination project.

    5. *The concentration camps were not bombed.* The death factories continued to operate without interference by the Western allied nations or their armies, even while the allies regularly bombed Nazi munitions factories.

    6. *There was no way out.* Unlike their ability to cope with other horrendous decrees and persecutions throughout history, the Jews of Europe had no way out. There was no possibility of saving themselves through cooperation with the enemy, or by being exiled or by conversion to another faith. Death was their only option.

    Today we face Holocaust denial, ignorance, and forgetfulness, as well as claims that the Holocaust was not a unique or particularly anti-Jewish event. It is therefore more important than ever not only to remember what happened, but to make a commitment never to forget.

  65. Tony

    Fox and Dominion settle for $787.5m in defamation lawsuit over election lies

    [Small beer. Looks like both sides won?]

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