Enter Gideon: @RealDonaldTrump, Berlin Attack, Israel, The United Nations, And The Survival Of The West

New, hideous, Obama treachery at the United Nations today, as Hanukah and Christmas approach. The anti-Israel resolution has passed at the United Nations.

We can’t help but feel that at this moment in history the Almighty has once again raised up a Gideon to save the nation and the West. For once Charles Krauthammer gets it right as he discusses President-Elect Donald J. Trump and the flickering Hanukkah miracle at the United Nations:



For a brief moment, decency and friendship for Israel prevailed. But it was a brief moment indeed. Barack Obama has carried through on one of his trademark treacheries which will forever mark him as an enemy of America, Israel, and the West. While in Hawaii, thousands of miles from the scene of the crime, Obama’s malevolent representative at the United Nations abstained on an revived irrevocable vote that was a hate attack designed to destroy Israel. Earlier, all was going according to plan. While Americans were distracted with the holidays post election, the fey creature would passively aggressively make Israel an endangered species as has been attempted before. But Gideon came forth.

President-Elect Donald Gideon Trump came forth. At first the President-Elect demanded treacherous Obama order a veto of the evil resolution at the United Nations. Wisely President-Elect Donald Gideon Trump understood Barack Obama’s malevolence and that the veto would not issue. So President-Elect Donald J. Trump attacked the resolution himself and demanded it be withdrawn. It was withdrawn:

Egyptian officials scrapped a plan to proceed with a United Nations Security Council vote condemning the construction of Israeli settlements, following pushback from Israeli officials and President-elect Trump. [snip]

The resolution being considered at the United Nations Security Council regarding Israel should be vetoed,” Trump said in a statement. “As the United States has long maintained, peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians will only come through direct negotiations between the parties, and not through the imposition of terms by the United Nations.” [snip]

Trump’s statement might have had the greatest influence on the Egyptian decision, beyond Netanyahu’s lobbying or other American statements. “Diplomats in Tel Aviv speculating that Sisi didn’t cave because of Israel, but rather because he didn’t want to piss off incoming president,” Economist correspondent Gregg Carlstrom tweeted.

In one glorious moment President-Elect Donald J. Trump stood up for the values of the West and Israel. But today, allied with America’s viscous enemies, the viper Obama stuck his fangs into Israel:

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli official on Friday accused President Barack Obama of colluding with the Palestinians in a “shameful move against Israel at the U.N.” after learning the White House did not intend to veto a Security Council resolution condemning settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem the day before.

President Obama and Secretary Kerry are behind this shameful move against Israel at the U.N.,” the official said. “The U.S administration secretly cooked up with the Palestinians an extreme anti-Israeli resolution behind Israel’s back which would be a tail wind for terror and boycotts and effectively make the Western Wall occupied Palestinian territory,” he said calling it “an abandonment of Israel which breaks decades of US policy of protecting Israel at the UN.”

Earlier he said Israel’s prime minister turned to President-elect Donald Trump to help head off the critical U.N. resolution. [snip]

The Israeli official’s admission marked a final chapter in the icy relations between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama over the last eight years, and signaled an era of close ties between Israel and the incoming Trump administration.

Israel knew even before the Egyptian draft resolution that the White House was planning an “ambush” and coordinating it with the Palestinians, said another Israeli official, who requested anonymity to discuss internal diplomatic conversations.

Israeli diplomats believe they were misled by the U.S. during a meeting last week between high-ranking Israeli and Obama administration officials in which the U.S. side offered reassurances about its efforts to support Israel but declined to explicitly state that the U.S. would veto such a resolution if it came up. The Israelis told their counterparts that “friends don’t take friends to the Security Council,” the official said.

The Egyptian-sponsored resolution had demanded that Israel halt settlement activities in occupied territories claimed by the Palestinians and declared that existing settlements “have no legal validity.”

But under heavy Israeli pressure, Egypt called off a planned vote in the Security Council hours before it was to take place. In the diplomatic activity ahead of the postponement, both Netanyahu and Trump issued nearly identical statements urging the U.S. to veto the measure.

“After becoming aware that the administration would not veto the anti-Israel resolution, Israeli officials reached out to Trump’s transition team to ask for the president-elect’s help to avert the resolution,” the Israeli official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was discussing behind-the-scenes diplomatic activity.

On Friday, Egypt said its president had received a call from Trump in which they both agreed to give the incoming U.S. administration a chance to try and resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The call came hours after Egypt indefinitely postponed the U.N. vote.

A statement from the Egyptian presidency said the two men spoke by phone early Friday and agreed on “the importance of giving a chance for the new American administration to deal in a comprehensive way with the different aspects of the Palestinian issue with the aim of achieving a comprehensive and a final resolution.” [snip]

The proposed resolution would have been more than symbolic. While it did not call for imposing sanctions on Israel, its language could have hindered Israel’s negotiating position in future peace talks. Given the widespread international opposition to the settlements, it would have been nearly impossible for the Trump administration to reverse it.

Israel has been betrayed by the United States. The West is in great peril. The Almighty raises a Gideon.

The resolution cancelled by Egypt was renewed by New Zealand, Malaysia, Senegal and Venezuela. These are now America’s enemies. New Zealand has sadly joined in the destruction of the West and for that it must be punished alongside Malaysia, Senegal, and Venezuela. President Trump’s wrath must be unleashed against these nations.

Likewise President Trump, like a blazing sun on a Menorah, must now fulfill his promise to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Further President Trump must consider what actions to take against the United Nations, including defunding the corrupt institution. President Trump must further give full support to his nominee as Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, who supports Israeli settlements and is at least skeptical about a two state solution if one of the states is controlled by the terrorist Palestinians.

The United States will learn, under the tutelage of President Donald J. Trump, that evil can only be fought against, not appeased.

As the Festival of Lights is nigh we have learned a great deal about ourselves here in this website:

In these troubled days for Israel, a Gideon will arise. Be not afeard. [snip]

We are the unforgiven. “Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right,” said Hermione.” We don’t want forgiveness. It is for us to forgive, and we don’t forgive or forget those who enabled Obama to wreak havoc on this country and destroy the once great Democratic Party of FDR.

A few weeks after we launched this website Republican Penny Noonan from the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal attacked us. Tim Russert on Meet the Press joined in the attack. We were attacked by just about every Republican/conservative and every Obama Dimocrat (and that is from around the entire world not just the U.S.) right from the beginning. The Obama worshipers still attack us every day in blog after blog.

Now some latter day Kook is again calling us a “Republican ratf*cking operation”. That is what the DailyKooks called us right from the beginning because we dared attack Barack Obama. We were either a “Republican ratf*cking operation” or “batsh*t crazy” or “deadenders” to these Damonish fools. [snip]

Since the very beginning we have made it clear we do not worship Hillary or Bill Clinton. We respect them. More importantly Bill and Hillary Clinton are the only clear avenues to resurrecting the winning, on principles, Democratic Party of FDR.

We have often written that the return of the Democratic Party of FDR and Hillary Clinton is necessary to this democracy. A principled and strong Republican Party is necessary too. These two principled parties can then engage in a debate to gain the loyalties of the sovereign American people and be rewarded with the consent of the governed. [snip]

Those that damn Obama but continue to support, indeed seek to elect, his corrupt enablers are Obama enablers themselves. Like those women in Egypt they need to reject the entire apparatus of oppression. Obama is the problem along with his enablers in the entire Dimocratic Party.

We reject Obama, the Obama Dimocratic Party, and anyone or anything that collaborates or enables these corrupt forces. Until the Democratic Party of FDR and Hillary Clinton returns we will continue to denounce and oppose Barack Obama and the Obama Dimocratic Party. That is our good news and our little pink light on the democratic menorah this holiday season.

We wrote that five Christmas/Hanukkahs ago. We are not a fan club. In politics we stand by principles over personalities. We learned. We know Hillary Clinton, if elected, would not have opposed Barack Obama and moved to save Israel. Hillary Clinton sold herself into bondage to Barack Obama. Hillary Clinton became the Obama Third Term. We rejected Hillary and chose Gideon.

We lost most, if not all, our friends and contacts over our decisions to support Hillary Clinton and reject Obama in 2008 and 2012 and to support Donald J. Trump in 2016. It’s not fun, but worth the cost. Today, Hillary Clinton must condemn Barack Obama and his treachery at the United Nations or she becomes our implacable enemy. We have learned.

As we prepared Part II of Great News: Alcoholics And Drug Addicts Against @RealDonaldTrump!!! Part I we were left stunned by the attack in Berlin and had to comment are these developments (Part II will be published next week). Big Media does not understand what has happened in Berlin.

We recall when we lived in Berlin. It is a wonderful city. In those days it was unusual for us not to go to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church block. The Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche is unlike anything in the United States. It is a bombed out structure that serves as a memorial, a symbol of perseverance, a religious site, and a traffic point and center to the city, akin to New York’s Times Square. We have nothing like it here. It would require an Arlington Cemetery, a post 9/11 World Trade Center, an Independence Hall, all placed at Forty-second street (at the center of Kurfürstendamm, Tauentzienstraße and the Budapesterstraße), to capture the importance of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche:

It located in Berlin on the Kurfürstendamm in the centre of the Breitscheidplatz.

The original church on the site was built in the 1890s. It was badly damaged in a bombing raid in 1943. [snip]

The construction of the church was part of a Protestant church-building programme initiated by Kaiser Wilhelm II and his consort Augusta Victoria to counter the German labour movement and socialist movement by a return to traditional religious values. Wilhelm II decided to name the church in honor of his grandfather Kaiser Wilhelm I. [snip]

In World War II, on the night of 23 November 1943, the church was extensively damaged in an air raid.[1] Yet it was by no means beyond repair.



For the world, “the ruined tower was characterized as the “heart of Berlin”‘. Not only was the Gedächtniskirche a reminder of the horror of Germany’s role in World War II, during the Cold War the Gedächtniskirche became a symbol for the world against the totalitarian Soviet Union of evil. A new church was built next to the great monument against folly and resistance to totalitarianism. The new church with it’s gorgeous stained blue glass “inspired by the colours of the glass in Chartres Cathedral” was always a serene place bathed in blue beauty for us.



The attack in Berlin will be remembered as the moment when Germany and Europe finally realized the threat to it’s very heart. Socialist/leftist Berlin has been attacked. As in the United States when after the World Trade Center terror attacks by Muslim terrorists even leftists like Barbra Streisand and Rosie O’Donnell praised Rudy Giuliani, the leftist kooks of Berlin might now join with the rational forces ready to defend the West against the totalitarian freaks of Islam and their allies. A weakened or rational left prepared to fight against the Trojan Horse Muslim invasion of the West means the end for pro-appeasement Angela Merkel. A Germany ready to fight alongside President Donald J. Trump for the survival of the West will mean the survival and flourishing of the West.

Today the Muslim terrorist that killed in the heart of Berlin himself is dead:

Amri is understood to have taken a boat to Lampedusa from the Tunisian port of Sfax on 3 April 2011.

The new images, which have also been published by La Repubblica and Quotidiano, were taken less than a week later.

The ISIS extremist ploughed a lorry into festive shoppers at a Berlin Christmas market on Monday night.

After fleeing the scene, he was finally shot dead by quick-thinking coppers in the Italian city of Milan after a brazen four-day jaunt through Europe via France.

A video of Amri pledging allegiance to ISIS in the days before the attack was released by the terror group this afternoon. [snip]

Speaking to The Times Amri’s father Mustapha Amri said: “He left Tunisia March 2011 in what is called ‘al-Horqa’, a wave of illegal immigration shortly after the uprising.

“He dropped out of school and travelled to Italy, he was involved in a robbery and a case of burning down a school and camp. [snip]

Adding his allegiance to terror leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, he continues: “I call on my Muslim brothers everywhere… Those in Europe, kill the crusader pigs, each person to their own ability.”

The Tunisian terrorist screamed “Allahu Akbar” before being killed in a hail of bullets by a rookie cop during a dramatic Milan shoot-out.

Amri was brought down by Italian police at 3am this morning after officers asked him to show his ID.

He is believed to have slipped over the border from France by train.

A “refugee” who sought asylum in the West. An illegal immigrant Trojan Horse Muslim prepared to attack and destroy the West. The Muslim terrorist is Barack Obama’s son. Obama bred him. Obama and his treacherous policies of the left nurtured the Muslim terrorist. There are others. They must be killed. President Donald Gideon Trump will do so.

The West is under attack. Christians are under attack. Civility is under attack. Free thought and liberty are under attack by “hate speech” laws. The totalitarians are on the march just as in Winston Churchill’s day. Donald J. Trump was Churchill. Today President-Elect Donald J. Trump is a Gideon – raised to save the West.

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196 thoughts on “Enter Gideon: @RealDonaldTrump, Berlin Attack, Israel, The United Nations, And The Survival Of The West

  1. Barack Obama and Hillary “Obama Third Term” Clinton can go to Hell alongside all their supporters. No one who supports Israel can support Hillary any longer unless they are stupid, corrupt, or both. Where is Hillary Clinton on this treachery? LOCK HER UP!

    DrudgeReport headline is correct: LONG GOODBYE: OBAMA BACKSTABS ISRAEL

    President Donald J. Trump must destroy them all:

    http://thehill.com/policy/international/311703-trump-warns-un-after-israel-vote-things-will-be-different-soon

    Trump warns UN after Israel vote: ‘Things will be different’ soon

    President-elect Donald Trump slammed the Obama administration for its decision not to veto a U.N. resolution critical of Israel’s settlements, promising that it would be “different” under his presidency.

    “As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th,” Trump tweeted Friday.

  2. Merry Christmas / Happy Hannukah Tim, Foxy, Admin, Wbboei, S, Lu4Puma, SHV, lorac, kastew, Tony, Mike, Venus, Holdem, Alcina, GonzoTx, Felix, Outris, Mormaer, nomobama, all lurkers and anyone I’ve forgotten to mention.

  3. Obama slipped the swastika over the American Left while they were enraptured with the gaze from his hate-filled, glimmering eyes.

  4. Obama is a true anti-Semite and I hope Trump changes all the damage Obama did to Israel the last 8 years…

  5. JbStonesFan, where is Hillary Clinton??? Where is her statement of condemnation??? You pretend to be an atypical American Jew, one who supports Israel, yet you support Hillary??? Examine your beliefs because they are hypocritical. Israel needs American help not sleazy words which condemn Obama but ignore complicit Hillary.

    Chuck Schumer weighed in today, without a strong personal appearance on TV which is his preferred mode of communication, to personally condemn Obama and Hillary. Here is his sleazy statement:

    No mention of Obama hatred of Israel. No mention of missing in action Obama Third Term Hillary. LOCK HER UP!

  6. What else would you expect from an organization whose committee on human rights is headed by Saudi Arabia? United Nations of Freaks.

  7. Even LJ thinks what Obama just did at the UN was a totally dick move.

    http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/79492/barack-obama-mr-nowhere-man/

    Obama sealed his legacy of disgrace tonight. Failing to veto the resolution condemning Israel will be sure to dry up any future fundraising opportunities for an unemployed President. He betrayed Israel. Hell, even Chuckie Schumer is pissed. This will leave a scar and gives Trump a softball for an easy foreign policy victory when he takes office.

    While I disagree with Israel’s settlement policy, scolding them in the UN is counterproductive and stupid. Do you remember the last time the Security Council condemned Iran for calling for the destruction of Israel? How about the SC condemnation of the Saudis for the brutal treatment of women and non-Sunni muslims? That’s right. It has never happened. This ganging up on Israel does not help push them towards a settlement.

    Once Israel is convinced that America will have its back, then Trump will be in a position to advance the negotiations with the Palestinians. When that happens history will fully appreciate what an incompetent dunce Barack Obama is and has been. Twenty seven days to go. Good riddance.

  8. http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-trailguide-updates-obama-authorized-u-s-abstention-on-1482528162-htmlstory.html

    Obama personally authorized U.S. abstention from U.N. vote on Israeli settlements

    President Obama personally directed Friday that the U.S. abstain from a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement activity, seeing the escalation of settlement building as an increasing threat to the viability of a two-state solution to the region’s problems.

    Ahead of the expected vote, Obama, who is vacationing with his family in Hawaii, convened a discussion Thursday with Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John F. Kerry and other top national security officials.

    Where is Hillary “Obama Third Term” Hillary’s condemnation of anti-Semite Barack Obama? Where??? LOCK HER UP!

  9. Honest assessments from real supporters of Israel:

    http://nypost.com/2016/12/23/un-votes-against-israeli-settlements-as-us-abstains/

    Moments after the vote, Sen. Tom Cotton laid the blame for passage of the resolution directly at the feet of President Obama, who came under withering criticism over the last couple of days as his administration dithered as the resolution its way through the security council.

    President Obama is personally responsible for this anti-Israel resolution. His diplomats secretly coordinated the vote, yet he doesn’t even have the courage of his own convictions to vote for it. This cowardly, disgraceful action cements President Obama’s richly deserved legacy as the most anti-Israel president in American history,” Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, said in a statement.

    The Israel Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said the United States betrayed Israel.

    “It was to be expected that Israel’s greatest ally would act in accordance with the values that we share – and would have vetoed this disgraceful resolution,” he said.

    Josh Block, head of the Israeli Project, said the UN has lost all credibility and condemned the Obama administration from not stopping the resolution.

    “Siding with such an abomination, ignoring universal calls to stand with our ally Israel, including from all the Democratic leaders in Congress, as well as Republicans, has again isolated this administration from the Democratic Party and further underscores the unusual, extreme and harmful foreign policy of this administration,” Block said in a statement.

    Obama has made it clear that he’s a Jew hating, anti-Semite. He likes Jews who are his friends but not Jews in general,” said Morton Klein, president of the Zionists Organization of America, the country’s oldest pro-Israel organization, before the vote was taken. “Obama is sticking it to the Jewish state of Israel” if the US. abstains or supports the resolution, Klein said on Friday.

    Where’s Hillary “Obama Third Term” Clinton’s condemnation of Obama and his anti-Israel policies??? Silence equals consent.

  10. JB
    Surprised to see you here again. As an attorney how could you support a candidate as corrupt as Hillary? Further, as an attorney, how could you support her policies of choosing which laws she would enforce, ignoring others? I would think that an understanding and respect for our laws would have precluded your support.

    As a fellow Jew I find it incomprehensible that you and so many like you have supported the Muslim Brotherhood. Do you realize that this will be the first time in 16 years that the Muslim brotherhood will NOT have a finger on the White House?
    I must tell you that I am repulsed by the actions of liberal America. I think those who have supported Hillary and the dims will find themselves increasingly ostracized until and unless they start to deal with reality.
    Personally, I just am not interested in dealing with them. I don’t need to convince them or you that I’m on the right side of these issues. I just have no respect for those with such intolerance , such an inability to see reality, no tolerance for the violence, nastiness, whining etc. they are simply pathetic..

  11. Where is Hillary “Obama Third Term” Clinton? Not leading. Behind. Complicit. Too late Hillary, it passed and you are complicit:

    http://thehill.com/policy/international/un-treaties/311667-dem-senators-back-trump-on-vetoing-uns-israel-vote

    Several Democratic senators have joined President-elect Donald Trump in calling for the Obama administration to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements.

    The Security Council is expected to vote on the controversial measure around 3 p.m. Friday afternoon, one day after it was postponed after pressure from Trump and Israel. In statements Friday, Democratic Senators Joe Manchin (W.Va), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) all echoed Trump’s call for a veto.

    “I urge the Obama administration to veto the United Nations resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building,” Manchin, who could face a tough re-election in 2018 after Trump won his state by more than 40 percentage points, said in his statement. “I support two-party negotiations to reach agreement on any settlement issues, and this U.N. resolution is not the way to pursue peace between the Palestinian Authority and the state of Israel.”

    In his own statement, Blumenthal said the U.N. resolution would “undermine” opportunities for “productive discussions” between Palestinians and Isreal.

    “Consistent with past policy, this administration must now veto this most recent misguided and one-sided attempt backed by the Palestinian Authority to isolate Israel and weaken the peace process,” Blumenthal said.

    Coons also called on Obama to veto the resolution.

    “Should this come before a vote at the U.N., I urge the president to veto the resolution because it does nothing to advance peace or hope for a two-state solution,” Coons (D-Del.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, added in his own statement.
    Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) publicly called on the resolution to be blocked, noting he has spoken privately with Obama administration “numerous times” and urged it “in the strongest possible terms” to veto the measure.

    “I am strongly opposed to the U.N. putting pressure on Israel through one-sided resolutions. An abstention is not good enough. The Administration must veto this resolution,” he said in statement.

    Schumer, who is both the highest-ranking Jewish lawmaker and the next Senate Democratic leader, added that “the U.N. has long shown its anti-Israel bias, and the U.S. government… [has] admirably kept the U.N. out when it comes to negotiations” to reach a two-state solution.

    It’s not the first time Schumer has bucked Obama on foreign policy, previously voting against the Iran nuclear deal.

    Hillary out in the woods Obama third term Clinton missing in action like a coward while Islam attacks women and gays. LOCK HER UP!

  12. ⚔️Patriot 4 Trump ‏@BigStick2013 9h9 hours ago

    The Difference:

    Politicians weigh everything they say or do on how it “looks”.

    TRUMP weighs everything on “will it get the desired results?”

  13. I think Obama hates Jews because Muslims hate Jews.

    I really hope once he goes away (SOON!), someone will definitively investigate who and what he is, and publicize it.

  14. JB, as I stated yesterday, your hypocrisy is wearing thin and to expect feedback such as that from Admin and others above. You seem to, like Hillary, have two views, depending on who you speak to, or what blog you are on. I happened to take a glance (at my own risk of course) over at Uppity and thought I would share some of your recent comments from there…. here.
    ————
    “jbstonesfan, on November 27, 2016 at 4:20 PM said:
    I’m all for the recount but as pointed out doesn’t that still leave us short (Hillary) without PA? The popular vote clearly shows more people voted for her but the rust belt states bought the Trump narrative hook, line and sinker.”

    “jbstonesfan, on December 1, 2016 at 9:59 PM said:
    Yes, the rally was disturbing as he was back in his campaign mode and that crowd really was loving it….kinda sad.”

    “jbstonesfan, on December 6, 2016 at 1:01 AM said:
    Sander’s and his moronic supporters did a tremendous amount of harm to Hillary and allowed an opening for Trump to run on this fake populist theme. Sander’s and guys like Ellison have driven the democratic party into the ground. I had left the party after Hillary was cheated in 08 and other than being permanently heartbroken she will not be my president…… ”
    “…….Truthfully, Trump ois so out of his depth, I would not be surprised if he secretly talks to Bill and or Hillary when something as he would say “big” happens.”
    ————

    Your last comment, that he will talk with Bill and Hillary if “something big happens” sounds like it came straight from the wrong end of a horse.

  15. A German politician is facing calls to resign over allegations that he prevented police from sharing pictures of the Berlin truck terrorist when he was at large.

    Reports in Germany claim that Till Steffen prevented law enforcers in Hamburg from releasing pictures of Anis Amri, despite him being the most wanted man in the world after Monday’s terror attack.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4062438/He-s-concerned-Facebook-comments-catching-terrorist-German-politician-faces-resignation-calls-preventing-police-sharing-image-Berlin-truck-killer.html

  16. blowme0bama
    December 23, 2016 at 4:27 pm
    How’s your Dim party affiliation working out for you JB?
    ——
    Well, you know, our long time and still friend JB was as anti Obama as any of us, and he campaigned for Romney in 2012 against the wishes of his family. But when Hillary became the candidate, he, shadow and others hoped that Hillary would revert to the candidate she was in 2008. It was, for them, and many of us, because between 2008 and 2012 I harbored some of that hope. It was like second marriages, a triumph of hope over experience. I hope when jb sees Trump standing up for Israel, he will come back here to our community, where he belongs. I hope Shadow does as well.

  17. Riddle me this one:

    Is Krauthammer a member of the tortoise family?

    Or is a tortoise a member of the Krauthammer family.

    Either way, the family resemblance is striking.

  18. “A German politician is facing calls to resign over allegations that he prevented police from sharing pictures of the Berlin truck terrorist when he was at large.”
    ******
    The key statement in the article is:

    “Insiders claim he was worried the pictures of terror suspects incite racial hatred.”

    F’ing insane; same mind set as women not reporting rape for similar reason.

  19. Wbboei, you’re full of wisdom. From earlier:

    1. When it comes to dieting, if it tastes good, spit it out.

    2. When it comes to investing, buy on bad news and sell on good news.

    Now, It was like second marriages, a triumph of hope over experience. regarding Hillary2008 and Hillary 2016 reality.

    Wisdom #1 is not listened to because of human weakness and frailty.

    Wisdom #2 is not listened to because it takes nerves of steel and ice cold blood.

    Wisdom #3 is not listened to because false hope is a powerful drug that is ingested willingly while the addict says “I can stop anytime and I am not addicted”. Hillary’s behavior and the results should have shaken these drug addicts from their delusions. But Hopium is strong. Stupidity and the willingness to be suckered again and again is endless.

  20. SHV, because of crazy privacy laws the pictures of the Muslim terrorist could not be transmitted in Germany. We here in America got to see the picture even though there was no need to hunt for him here. Everywhere else in the world the picture of the Muslim terrorist could be shown even though he was not there.

    In Germany they blotted out some of his features or blurred the images because of “privacy rights”. We’re all for privacy rights but if you are on a top ten most wanted list privacy laws should not take precedence over logic.

    It’s the same thing with “profiling” and “racial profiling”. Police should absolutely “profile” criminals, it is not “racial”. If a purple man commits a crime then the man should be identified as a “purple man” of such and such height, weight, age.

    Logic has lost all meaning in the Age of Fake. President Donald J. Trump will “Make Logic Great Again”.

  21. Lorac, the article you posted suggests the arsonists are Muslims. Check out the reason for previous fires: “There isn’t enough Nutella, Gummibears and chocolate.”

  22. SHV
    December 24, 2016 at 12:30 am
    F’ing insane; same mind set as women not reporting rape for similar reason.

    This is the fixation on politically correct behavior and language. Any length will be pursued to enforce it even if it is dangerous, illegal on its face and bat-shit crazy. The “code” is to prevent thought, questioning what is going on, and usurping their power structure. It is globalism, fascism, etc and used in cults. Obama follows it closely. It is one of the first things that rises in a preference cascade and “authoritarians” try to beat it back with censorship, mobs, terror, etc. It should be obvious to all but the very dumbest German (there are quite a few) that they will be sacrificed, used, abused and punished if they don’t follow the globalist line. It appears more and more likely that these criminal migrants were imported to terrorize Europe on purpose and as a tactic to control the native peoples as well as drain them of wealth and resources. The same thing is going on here but it backfired so you see Trump because he broke the taboo on politically correct language and people were free to think, talk, gather and vote. Trump’s “Merry Christmas” campaign to bring back cultural norms for a Judeo-Christian people is part of the fight against politically correct censorship in the culture war.

  23. Wbb, I don’t think we will be seeing one of those too soon. Kool-aid is apparently stronger than Heroin to beat.

    Personally I don’t want the antagonizing arguments that one of them is famous for, but that’s just me.

    Happy Christmas, Chanukah, Festivus…to all.

  24. JB,

    …what I will say to you is that I believe you, Shadow and PM317 (I think that is correct)…were all blinded and influenced by your EMOTIONS and loyalty to Hillary and ignored and blocked out your rational and logical thinking…

    many of us here also had to deal with that and either make a break or…as admin says so truthfully:

    We are not a fan club. In politics we stand by principles over personalities. We learned. We know Hillary Clinton, if elected, would not have opposed Barack Obama and moved to save Israel. Hillary Clinton sold herself into bondage to Barack Obama. Hillary Clinton became the Obama Third Term. We rejected Hillary and chose Gideon.

    …and imho…Hillary would not have stood with the American working and middle class people…she would have continued on with allowing more unvetted migrants in…and put more of us at risk…and at our expense…and always giving us some pablum about “this is who we are”…no…we are not who Hillary tried to brainwash us into…

    she would have left our borders open and expanded on the globalist front…and very sadly, she and Bill would have continued with their “insider deals” and benefits with ‘friends’ wheeling and dealing…

    and so forth…

    Israel’s safety and welfare has always seemed to have been of the utmost importance to you…don’t you think, as we enter 2017 and have a new President…a strong and unafraid President Trump…it might be time to open your eyes and see things in a different light…because we are going forward in a different time…and a dangerous time thanks to what Obama…and SOS Hillary Clinton left us…

    You have always struck me as an intelligent person with a doomsdayer outlook on things…maybe now you can begin to feel the strength of a leader who will not put up with nonsense, who will not allow Americans to suffer the consequences of the stupidity of the current Leftist Democratic Party…and perhaps your opinions will evolve…

    …imho…you are welcome here…but bear in mind…most of us here deal in reality…and think like adults…wishing does not make it so…and most of us are hoping President Trump will be safe from all those who wish to harm him…as we go forward…a stronger United States of America…

  25. Blow…

    I would also like to wish you…and all those you mentioned…and all others here a very Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah…

    …let our highest hopes be realized and peace override violence…it is a lot to ask for in this world at this time…but let’s give it our best try…good over evil…

  26. Last Sunday my laptop died and I found my last file backup was not successful. So not only did I have to shell out $, I got a dose of anxiety worried about file recovery. I only got my Christmas tree up two days ago and just now am winding down to try to enjoy the holiday. So BO would try to be the Grinch and ruin Christmas for so many, his treachery will only solidify support for Trump. I think I am going to make a Christmas donation to one of those Israel support foundations, just to spite the BO-Grinch. Ho! Ho! Ho!

    But my best Christmas present this year is that my little cat, who has been quite ill since and accident, has come around and is having a frisky Christmas.

    My wish for he World this Christmas is that the dark shadows of oppression recede and we become free to seek a better society than what our oppressors had planned. Those who blame technology be shamed, let us not have a world where some rise at the expense of others, but that we seek to take care of all.

    And to All I wish a Happy Holiday, Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

  27. “JB, as I stated yesterday, your hypocrisy is wearing thin and to expect feedback such as that from Admin and others above.”
    *****
    I’ve been a registered Dem. for 50 years but that political party, as messy as it was, is dead, along with traditional political labels. I assume that JB falls into the category of American, Liberal Jew who has identity with ~3000 years of Jewish history and supports Israel’s right to exist. IMO, the political disconnect comes as a result of “Progressive” has displaced Liberal as the controlling wing of the “New” Dem. party. Identity politics, speech codes, safe spaces, BDS, Jew hate, etc., etc. sure as sh*t aren’t Liberal but are the cornerstone of the Progressive Party. JB’s Dem. Party supports pushing 6 million Jews into the sea; I wonder what psychological contortions will be required when Ellison becomes the face of his party???

  28. Obama may deny that he is a radical Islamist, but actions speak louder than words.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/12/israel-slams-jew-hater-obama-final-despicable-act-un/

    ISRAEL Slams Jew-Hater Obama for Final Despicable Act at UN
    Jim Hoft Dec 23rd, 2016 3:20 pm

    Obama’s hatred of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Jewish state is well known.

    Last December a report surfaced that Barack Obama intercepted communications between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US lawmakers. The Obama White House targeted Netanyahu because he opposed their insane nuclear deal with the Iranian regime.

    Last October Obama ordered Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Ambassador Samantha Power to snub Netanyahu at the UN.

    Lower level US State Department officials attended the Israeli Prime Minister’s speech at the UN.

    The Obama administration spent $350,000 trying to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from office.

    In May 2011 Barack Obama urged Israel to hand over half of Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall, The Temple Mount, Old Jerusalem, and the tomb of Jesus Christ to the Hamas-Fatah terrorist organizations.

    In his deluded mind, handing over ancient Christian and Jewish holy sites to violent Islamists will bring peace to the region.

    In December 2013, Barack Obama again urged Israel to hand over ancient Christian and Jewish holy sites to Islamist terrorists.

    Now this…
    Israel accused Obama today of colluding with Palestinians at the UN.

    The AP reported:

    An Israeli official on Friday accused President Barack Obama of colluding with the Palestinians in a “shameful move against Israel at the U.N.” after learning the White House did not intend to veto a Security Council resolution condemning settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem the day before.

    “President Obama and Secretary Kerry are behind this shameful move against Israel at the U.N.,” the official said. “The U.S administration secretly cooked up with the Palestinians an extreme anti-Israeli resolution behind Israel’s back which would be a tail wind for terror and boycotts and effectively make the Western Wall occupied Palestinian territory,” he said calling it “an abandonment of Israel which breaks decades of US policy of protecting Israel at the UN.”

    Earlier he said Israel’s prime minister turned to President-elect Donald Trump to help head off the critical U.N. resolution.

    Although the U.S. opposes the settlements, it has traditionally used its veto power as a permanent member of the Security Council to block resolutions condemning Israel, saying that disputes between Israel and the Palestinians must be resolved through negotiations. But after eight years of failed peace efforts during the Obama Administration, Israel has expressed concern the outgoing president would take an audacious step to leave his mark on the region. In recent weeks, the White House had been especially secretive about its deliberations.

  29. Regarding Ivanka/children harassment.

    “Since then, both Goldstein and Lasner have been branded ‘scum of the earth’, ‘d*****bags,’ ‘political terrorists’ and ‘heterophobic bigots.”

    I love it. Arrogant, elitist pricks. It’s assholes like these two that make the Dimocrat party even more reprehensible. However, they will probably be lauded as heroes when they return to their Brooklyn, NY home.

  30. On a lighter note, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all Pinkers.
    Allow one indulgence, my favorite Christmas song. Judy, of course.

  31. OK, one more. Barbra, of course. This is from her Happening in Central Park album. I wore the grooves off that one in my youth.

  32. Voting for Hillary but disliking Obama and the Democratic Party are not mutually exclusive. I admittedly was upset she lost but I am so very it and quite frankly my financial portfolio, at least for now, is up about 120k. However, remember that certain things that presumably we all support ( women’s reproductive rights, ) could be made more difficult when a new member of the court is appointed and confirmed. I am not against some of Trumps policies just as I wasn’t supportive of Hillary while she was SOS. My thought process was that she would govern more like Bill and move the party away from the far left agenda . Yes, it am disappointed that Hillary has not condemned Obama’s actions at the UN. Looking back , I believe one of the reasons administrator projected a Trump victory was that Hillary decided tto embrace and run on Obama’s policies . Obviously it turned out to be a fatal mistake . I don’t think I should be ostracized for my opinions as I was upfront and honest about what I thought. I stated that it would make up my mind at the end and that’s what I did. I don’t get personal with posters and like everyone here and some whom have gone elsewhere. If we all agreed it gets kind of boring so I will agree where we can and state my feelings on matters where we differ .

  33. S, your comment has been rescued from the spam filter. You make excellent points therein. The supposed Israel supporters should ask themselves “Where the fu*k is Hillary, the great leader???” The election is over so there is no excuse not to speak out. Hillary is laid bare as not a leader and a coward too busy with political calculations and stumbling in the woods to speak out on Obama’s Hanukkah/Christmas anti-Israel treachery. Hillary can go to Hell! She is no leader! We’ve never attacked her personally but now we will. Hillary Clinton is a scumbag and too much of a coward to attack Obama ? – then go to Hell Hillary.

    The Washington Post on Obama’s UN anti-Israel treachery:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/the-obama-administration-fires-a-dangerous-parting-shot/2016/12/23/f37f03b2-c94d-11e6-8bee-54e800ef2a63_story.html?postshare=1591482548677799&tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.d67cc173eb97

    Mr. Netanyahu supported a partial settlement freeze for 10 months in 2009 and 2010 at Mr. Obama’s behest, but has since allowed construction, including in some areas deep in the West Bank.

    Nevertheless, settlements do not explain the administration’s repeated failures to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace. The Palestinian Authority under Mahmoud Abbas proved unwilling to negotiate seriously even during the settlement freeze, and it refused to accept a framework for negotiations painstakingly drawn up by Secretary of State John F. Kerry in 2014. In past negotiations, both sides have acknowledged that any deal will involve the annexation by Israel of settlements near its borders, where most of the current construction takes place — something the U.N. resolution, which was pressed by the Palestinians, did not acknowledge or take into account.

    Israeli officials charged that the abstention represented a vindictive parting shot by Mr. Obama at Mr. Netanyahu, with whom he has feuded more bitterly than he did with most U.S. adversaries. The vote could also be seen as an attempt to preempt Mr. Trump, who appears ready to shift U.S. policy to the opposite extreme after naming a militant advocate of the settlements as his ambassador to Israel. Whatever the motivation, Mr. Obama’s gesture is likely to do more harm than good.

    Where the fu*k is Hillary on Obama’s latest anti-Israel treachery? Where was Hillary when Obama used taxpayer dollars to interfere in Israel’s elections and defeat Netanyahu. Go to Hell Hillary!

  34. Admin. Next to Trajan (optimus princeps) Rome’s greatest emperor, and was emperor Marcus Aurelius (stoic).

    During his presidency, Bill Clinton kept a copy of his writings by his bedside, to guide him through the sometimes stormy seas

    Today, alas, we see only the shadow of things that were.

    Not to be outdone, Messiah Obama, a self acknowledged constitutional scholar, keeps other books by his beside:

    1. The Koran for Dummies

    2. The Decline of The West (cartoon edition)

    3. Golf: A Good Walk Spoiled

    4. The Narcissist

    5. The Liberation Theology of Jeremiah Wright

    We know full well what Jerimiah was saying about . . . Amerika, white people, and Jews. Not much candle light and champagne for any of them.

    The writings of Marcus Aurelius are less known to modern audiences, but are well worth remembering:

    Marcus Aurelius/Quotes

    Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

    You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

    Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

    It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.

    Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.

    The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.

    When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

    The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.

    Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.

    If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.

  35. Alcina, Goldstein and Lasner are gay men who demand tolerance or else they will be intolerant. Goldstein is Jewish too and his behavior is not very tolerant but more of a Nazi. Fu*k them both, and not in a good way. Gay people like those intolerant two can go to Hell, along with coward Hillary.

    As to your musical Youtubes, thank you. We’ll enjoy Christmas music tonight. Right now we are hunting for Hillary’s denunciations of Obama’s anti-Israel treachery at the UN without success. Hillary is a coward and those who support her hate Israel, no matter what these liars/hypocrites say.

  36. Where is that coward Hillary Clinton on Obama’s latest anti-Israel treachery? Is Grandma with the grandkid beating up Jews? Hillary is a coward and a liar. Go to Hell Hillary.

    Even this scumbag has spoken out, led against the resolution, and will lead along with Trump:

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/24/politics/lindsey-graham-united-nations/index.html

    (CNN)Sen. Lindsey Graham will propose a measure to pull US funding for the United Nations unless the UN Security Council repeals the resolution it passed condemning Israeli settlements.

    “It’s that important to me,” he told CNN. “This is a road we haven’t gone down before. If you can’t show the American people that international organizations can be more responsible, there is going to be a break. And I am going to lead that break.”

    I will do everything in my power, working with the new administration and Congress, to leave no doubt about where America stands when it comes to the peace process and where we stand with the only true democracy in the Middle East, Israel,” Graham added.

    The United States on Friday allowed a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement construction to be adopted, defying significant pressure from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government in alliance with President-elect Donald Trump.

    The Security Council approved the resolution with 14 votes, with the US abstaining.

    Trump soon after tweeted, “things will be different after Jan. 20th,” and on Friday, a senior Trump transition official told CNN the transition team was “all hands on deck” in working to kill the UN resolution.

    Graham issued a statement after the vote, harshly criticizing the Obama administration for abstaining.

    The Obama-Kerry foreign policy has gone from naïve and foolish to flat-out reckless. With friends like these, Israel doesn’t need any enemies,” he said. “I anticipate this vote will create a backlash in Congress against the United Nations. The organization is increasingly viewed as anti-Semitic and seems to have lost all sense of proportionality.”

    Graham traveled to New York last week to discuss the resolution with António Guterres, the next UN Secretary General, and he spent the past week lobbying members of the Security Council not to support the UN vote.

    The South Carolina Republican also talked to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Trump’s pick for ambassador to the United Nations, about the resolution.

    “The settlement issue is no doubt an issue,” Graham told CNN. “But this is not the way. We abandoned Israel.”
    Citing the controversial 2009 Goldstone report about the Israeli conflict in Gaza, which accused both Israel and Hamas of war crimes, as well as other anti-Israel measures at the UN, Graham said, “enough is enough.” [snip]

    He hopes to create leverage for Trump to deal with the United Nations on the issue when the President-elect takes office.
    “Trump is a good negotiator. Let’s see if this give him some leverage,” he said, adding if the world body overturned the measure, the UN “has got a chance to reset and let the new administration restart the peace process.”

    Smarmy little Graham is strong on Israel. Where is that coward Hillary Clinton on Obama’s anti-Israel UN treachery?

  37. Dershowitz agreed with Trump even if the rest of Obama-analingual CNN doesn’t.

    http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/12/23/you-have-no-right-to-slur-the-president-cnn-panel-has-heated-exchange-over-trumps-un-intervention/

    ‘You Have No Right to Slur the President’ — CNN Panel Has Heated Exchange Over Trump’s UN Intervention

    by Pam Key 23 Dec 2016

    Thursday on “CNN Tonight,” while discussing the United Nations postponing a vote on an Egyptian-sponsored security resolution criticizing Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank after President-Elect Donald Trump had urged a U.S. veto on the resolution if passed and called the Egyptian president, there was a heated exchange between CNN’s Peter Beinart, Harvard Law’s Alan Dershowitz and radio host Dennis Prager.

    It was when Dershowitz asserted “Donald Trump did exactly the right thing,” and President Obama was “acting undemocratically,” that the fireworks began.

    Dershowitz said, “He can change policy, he can make speeches. What he should not do is change America’s policy 40 years at the United Nations. If the Security Council resolution goes through, it completely ties the hands of an incoming president. You can’t undo a Security Council resolution. You can’t take away a veto. And this security council resolution is an invitation to the international criminal court to go after Israel. It’s an invitation to the BDS movement to start sanctioning Israel. It’s a very, very bad resolution. And there is a big difference between an outgoing president making a speech and changing the policy, which can then be changed by the incoming president, and doing something permanent and irrevocable, and that’s why I think Donald Trump did exactly the right thing.”

    “He said to the president, you do what you want in the last days of your administration, but don’t tie my hands,” he continued. “I actually wrote a piece about this before the election, urging the president not to tie who we then thought would be the new president, Hillary Clinton’s, hands. I’m confident, by the way, if Hillary Clinton had been elected, she would have called the president and said, do not tie my hands. This president is acting undemocratically. Eighty-eight senators were opposed to this. The vast majority of Congress, the vast majority of the American people. This is a parting shot by a frustrated president who thinks more of his own legacy…”

    Beinart interjected, “Enough of that. Alan, Alan, Alan. you have no right — you have no right to slur the president ad hominem. You don’t know what his motivations are and that’s beyond the pale.”

    The exchange went on for several more minutes.

  38. It appears that Trump’s effort to stop Egypt from introducing the pernicious UN resolution against Israel. And Obama has sought refuge from the blow back by claiming that he did not personally draft the resolution. That is irrelevant. All that is relevant is he had the power to stop it and declined to do so. Furthermore, if you dig deeper into this matter, I believe you will find that he did, in fact, draft it. Being the pathological liar that he is, it is foreseeable that he would deny what is true. The answer lines well beyond the treachery of Obama. It will focus upon the supposed author of that resolution, Egypt, who just earned a prominent place on the Trump black list. It is all the more surprising that the leader of that country would work in concert with Obama, after Brennan’s CIA launched an unsuccessful coup upon them a couple years ago. Here is one aspect of what they now stand to lose:
    ————–
    The United States provided $6.5 billion in military assistance to Cairo between 2011 and 2015 with the understanding that it would be closely monitored and it would serve American interests. Instead, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) asserts that the Obama administration has often failed to meet those requirements due to resistance from their Egyptian counterparts, lack of guidance from Washington and insufficient staffing at the US Embassy in Cairo.

    Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/05/egypt-us-military-aid.html#ixzz4TnFsha1K

  39. When the dems decided to embrace Muslims (why did they choose to do that, I can’t figure the reasoning), they had to throw two other groups – women and Jews – under the bus, because Islam is intolerant, and if you want to be kissy kissy with them, you must appease them. I guess the dems thought they had women and Jews locked up (as they did the middle class), so they figured they’d adopt another group and could still count on their “locked up” groups. Ooops. Dems should just say aloha snack bar right now, because they’re committing suicide.

  40. There’s still a month before inauguration. Hillary can’t condemn O or the UN, because she’s busy, she’s looking under rocks in that forest, hoping she can find SOME way to get this election awarded to her.

  41. This condemnation of Trump by big media whores at CNN, and Hayes/Stoddard at FOX for intervening in a policy matter before he takes office is simply one more desperate attempt by those individuals to destroy Trump, and the United States. Anyone with half a brain can see that in the dying days of his imperious reign, the big media beloved messiah is doing everything possible to create chaos and confusion for the next president. Therefore, Trump can ill afford to play the part of a potted plant until January 20. Obama is an extreme sociopath and Trump must be proactive whenever and wherever he can, lest the nation fail.
    ———-

    What can be more dangerous than having a man bereft of conscience, a serial liar, and one who cannot distinguish his fantasies from reality as the leader of the free world?

    I hate to sound alarmist, but one is a fool if one is not alarmed. Many politicians are narcissists. They pose no threat to others… They are simply self serving and selfish.

    Obama evidences symptoms of pathological narcissism, which is different from the run-of-the-mill narcissism of a Richard Nixon or a Bill Clinton for example.

    To him reality and fantasy are intertwined.

    This is a mental health issue, not just a character flaw.

    Pathological narcissists are dangerous because they look normal and even intelligent.

    It is this disguise that makes them treacherous.

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/vaknin.asp

  42. On the bright side Shop Around The Corner is on TCM to be followed by Meet Me In St. Louis. At 2:00 in the morning ET, one of our favorites, The Man Who Came To Dinner is on. Why 2:00 a.m.? Dolt programmers at TCN continue to put the best movies at bad hours.

    We’re still looking in Twitter for Hillary’s strong denunciations of Obama’s UN anti-Israel treachery, but also enjoying music and movies.

  43. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to one and all!

    Happy Hanukkah to Bibi Netanyahu for his courage and fighting spirit even though that Hillary Clinton/Barack Obama/John Kerry knife is stuck in his back:

    https://ca.news.yahoo.com/defying-pressure-u-lets-u-n-denounce-israeli-003317040.html

    Israel to re-assess U.N. ties after settlement resolution, says Netanyahu

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel will re-assess its ties with the United Nations following the adoption by the Security Council of a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday.

    The vote was able to pass the 15-member council on Friday because the United States broke with a long-standing approach of diplomatically shielding Israel and did not wield its veto power as it had on many times before – a decision that Netanyahu called “shameful”.

    “I instructed the Foreign Ministry to complete within a month a re-evaluation of all our contacts with the United Nations, including the Israeli funding of U.N. institutions and the presence of U.N. representatives in Israel,” Netanyahu said in broadcast remarks.

    “I have already instructed to stop about 30 million shekels ($7.8 million) in funding to five U.N. institutions, five bodies, that are especially hostile to Israel … and there is more to come,” he said.

    The Israeli leader did not name the institutions or offer any further details.

    Defying heavy pressure from long-time ally Israel and President-elect Donald Trump for Washington to use its veto, the United States abstained in the Security Council decision, which passed with 14 votes in favor.

  44. Where is coward Hillary Clinton? Roseanne Barr is no coward:

    http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2016/12/24/rosanne-barr-obamas-anti-israel-un-action-like-nazis-enacted-anti-jewish-laws-eve-jewish-holidays/

    Rosanne Barr: Obama’s Anti-Israel UN Action Like ‘Nazis Who Enacted Anti-Jewish Laws on the Eve of Jewish Holidays’

    TEL AVIV — Actress and comedian Roseanne Barr excoriated President Obama on Twitter for abstaining from a UN Security Council vote that passed on Friday demanding a halt in Israeli construction in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem and referring to those lands as “Palestinian territories.”

    Barr compared Obama’s abstention, which allowed the anti-Israel resolution to pass, with “Nazis” who “enacted anti-Jewish laws on the eve of Jewish holidays-exactly as @POTUS has done on eve of Hanukkah.

  45. Lorac
    December 24, 2016 at 4:53 pm
    There’s still a month before inauguration. Hillary can’t condemn O or the UN, because she’s busy, she’s looking under rocks in that forest, hoping she can find SOME way to get this election awarded to her.
    ——-
    I have always and still believe Hillary cannot say anything because Obama has “the goods” on Hillary. He’ll throw her to the wolves if she speaks out.

  46. https://www.yahoo.com/news/un-israel-vote-peace-negotiations-much-harder-trump-215840143.html

    Washington (AFP) – US President-elect Donald Trump said Saturday that the UN vote demanding Israel halt settlements in Palestinian territory would make a peace deal “much harder,” but said it could happen anyway.

    “The big loss yesterday for Israel in the United Nations will make it much harder to negotiate peace.Too bad, but we will get it done anyway!” Trump said in a message on Twitter.

    The UN vote Friday marked a stark turnabout in longstanding US custom at the world body.

    The Security Council passed the measure after the United States abstained, enabling the adoption of the first UN resolution since 1979 to condemn Israel over its settlement policy.

    By deciding not to veto the move, the US took a rare step that deeply angered Israel, which accused President Barack Obama of abandoning its closest Middle East ally in the waning days of his administration.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the resolution as a “shameful blow against Israel at the United Nations.”

    Trump, who campaigned on a promise to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, had bluntly said Thursday that Washington should use its veto to block the resolution.

    “As the United States has long maintained, peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians will only come through direct negotiations between the parties, and not through the imposition of terms by the United Nations,” he said in a statement.

    Trump has chosen as ambassador to Israel the hardliner David Friedman, who has said Washington will not pressure Israel to curtail settlement building in the occupied West Bank.

  47. Israel’s enemies will lose. They just don’t know it yet.

    http://www.breitbart.com/california/2016/12/24/defiant-chanukah-obamas-un-betrayal/

    A Defiant Chanukah After Obama’s UN Betrayal
    Hanukkah-IDF-Soldiers-12-24-2016 (David Silverman / Getty)
    David Silverman / Getty

    by Joel B. Pollak 24 Dec 2016

    This year, Chanukah has a special meaning — and not just because it coincides exactly with Christmas and New Year’s Day.

    The UN Security Council resolution declaring the Israeli presence in East Jerusalem and the West Bank illegal — an area that includes the Western Wall and Judaism’s holiest sites — is not just a diplomatic challenge, but a direct attack on the Jewish faith. That is why even liberal American Jews — with a few execrable exceptions — urged President Barack Obama to veto.

    He refused — and UN Ambassador Samantha Power, who never found the courage to stand up against genocide in Syria until it was too late, eagerly raised her hand to abstain from the resolution, effectively allowing it to pass. The White House’s Ben Rhodes deployed one of his typical lies of omission: “I’d take umbrage at language that suggests that this was our preferred course of action and that we initiated it,” he claimed. Technically, the U.S. did not introduce the resolution, but it was clear to all that Obama had organized it. And the idea that the White House “preferred” otherwise is a cruel joke. Obama spent eight years refusing to pressure the Palestinians, even after the Israelis did what he wanted. This was a calculated, anti-Israel hit.

    Israel’s UN Ambassador, Danny Danon, delivered a defiant speech rejecting the resolution. He pointed out that the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) had passed a resolution earlier in the year denying Jewish historical and religious ties to Jerusalem. And he ended by tying the UN’s latest farce to the Jewish holiday of Chanukah:

    Tomorrow night, Israel and the entire Jewish community around the world will celebrate the holiday of Chanukah. Over 2000 years ago, King Antiochus banished the Jewish people from our Temple in Jerusalem, and issued decrees trying to sever us from [our] religion and our heritage. But we prevailed. The Jewish people fought back, regained our independence, and relit the Menorah candles in the Temple.

    I ask each and every member of this Council who voted for this resolution: Who gave you the right to issue such a decree, denying our eternal rights in Jerusalem? … We overcame those decrees during the time of the Maccabees, and we will overcome this evil decree today.

    President Obama once promised that he would “always have Israel’s back.” He meant: with a dagger.

    Now President Obama, and Samantha Power, and the dictators of the UN Security Council — including the likes of Venezuela, whose brutal regime cannot even feed its own people anymore — take their place with Antiochus among the tyrants of Jewish history. This year, amidst the fun and games, Chanukah has a renewed sense of defiance.

    And, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised Saturday night: just as in the first Chanukah, a redemption is coming.

  48. Let me add ‘Tony Bennett turns 90’ for your holiday viewing pleasure…if you are lucky you can find it on demand on AT & T ( don’t know about comcast)
    Bottcelli, Gaga, Buble, many others…lovely…

  49. Now free to shout “Merry Christmas”, I do so, and quickly add “Joys of the Season To All!”
    ——
    PBS and Mormon Tabernacle Choir outdo themselves this year.
    About half way through the program (video below), Martin Narvis narrates the backstory of Handel’s Messiah which George Frederich hoped would be his path out of debt. Evgentually it happened, but it took years to become successful. And on the way, it touched upon the plight of debtors and more admirably cruel treatment of women and out of wedlock infants in 18th century London.
    http://www.pbs.org/video/2365911901/
    Already I’ve viewed it 3 times.

  50. The loony left continues to freak out.

    http://www.aol.com/article/2016/12/25/rnc-accused-of-comparing-trump-to-jesus-in-official-christmas-statement/21641874/

    The Republican National Committee released its official Christmas statement on Sunday — and it included a line that has some on Twitter wondering if the GOP could be intentionally trying to compare President-elect Donald Trump to Jesus.

    “Merry Christmas to all! Over two millennia ago, a new hope was born into the world, a savior who would offer the promise of salvation to all mankind,” read the statement, sent on behalf of RNC chairman and incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and RNC co-chair Sharon Day.

    “Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new king,” the statement continued.

    That reference to a “new king” had a lot of people on Twitter wondering if the RNC actually just compared newly elected Trump to Jesus.

    Others agreed that, even in the present tense, the RNC’s reference to “news of a new king” referred to Jesus, not Trump.

  51. Yes. The UN vote against Israel, and Obama’s complicity in that act of treason was malum in se.

    On that point, you will get no argument from me.

    However . . . .

    As the saying goes . . .

    Its an ill wind that blows no good:

    “All things considered, this vote could not have come at a better time. We need to revisit our role in these organizations that act to constrict American sovereignty and flexibility. It is difficult to determine when the last time the UN did anything useful and so unique that regional national partnerships couldn’t accomplish the same thing. Right now it seems as though its core functions are consuming cash and criticizing successful nations.

    The UN is in a position where it has virtually zero friends left in the GOP and it never had any friends in the incoming Trump administration. If Lindsey Graham is exercised enough to talk about withholding funding to the UN, the issue is a serious one. Who knows, this may turn out to be the only good thing Obama ever did for this country.”

    Streiff @ Red State.

  52. Obama, we learn, knew nothing about this act of treason against Israel until he read about it in the newspaper. But its a good bet his nome de plume was up to his ears in it, much as we saw with Hillary’s secret server, which he knew nothing about even though his alter ego had been corresponding over it. What we have here is one of two things: either a split personality or a congenital liar. After eight years of watching him prevaricate, and big media give him one blow job after another, I am inclined to favor the latter explanation.

  53. Mid-East shit is about to get really interesting if Times. of Israel story is correct. Kerry to give speech laying out path to Palestinian statehood and have Security Council vote before Obama leaves office, Jan. 20.

    If the above happens, will Dems in Congress go down with the Obama ship or stand up with Trump? Will Schumer support defunding the UN or have his name cursed by Jews for the next thousand years. If JB had had his wish and a Clinton admin took over Jan. 20, Israel would have been well and truly screwed.

  54. Mid-East shit is about to get really interesting if Times. of Israel story is correct. Kerry to give speech laying out path to Palestinian statehood and have Security Council vote before Obama leaves office, Jan. 20.
    ———–
    I am old enough to recall that advertisement from the late 50’s

    That began by listing world’s hot spots, including the Gaza strip,

    And concluded as follows:

    Maybe it is not the UN that is preventing world war III . . .

    But who would be crazy enough to find out?

    That was fiction then . . .

    But today, it is a joke

    A tower of babble

    And a way mice to roar

  55. I think Obama is hiding out in Hawaii while his minions, and Soros are going full force to provoke Russia into War.

    The plane probably had a bomb on it, coupled with the murder of the Russian Ambassador.

    Admin, it was a delight to see you call hillary out in full Metal jacket. Those who supported her in face of her obscene alliance with Satan are truly Satan’s pawns.

  56. 24 days
    14 hours
    34 minutes

    Yes, we need to face the fact that BO’s objective is to destroy the Nation and it’s allies. Any hack can destroy. That is why it does not matter that he is incompetent as a POTUS and a human being. That may, in fact, be a requirement for the job. So was the basis of his selection in 2008. Big Pink always knew. He does not even care that so many more know what he is.

    He has exploited every weakness in our system to carry out his foul mission. He makes a mockery of democracy and human rights, exploiting the gullibility of the populous.

    So who will continue to do his bidding these last days?

    Will Trump address the flaws in our design and build a better Nation from the ruins?

    These are indeed interesting times with the history of mankind to be written.

  57. Here is an interesting read with a lot of great cartoons:

    A Loser’s Malice: What’s Behind Obama’s Attacks on Putin

    Relations between Russian president Vladimir Putin and US president Barack Obama are poisoned and irretrievably damaged. It’s therefore a good thing that Obama is leaving office on 20 January. Bad US-Russian relations are of course nothing new. Since the Anglo-American war against Iraq in 2003, the US-Russian relationship has been headed downhill. For Obama, it appears that everything has gotten personal. The US president often acts like a petulant adolescent, jealous of a high school rival. You know, the kid who does everything better than he does. The lad takes it badly and won’t let it go. He challenges his nemesis to some new contest at every opportunity only to lose again and again. That’s got to be hard on the ego. Between Obama and Putin there have been many such encounters. Nor can it help that western cartoonists so often ridicule Obama as out of his depth in comparison to Putin.

    http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/12/23/loser-malice-what-behind-obama-attacks-putin.html

  58. MSNBC is a hate factory.

    Madcow, with her hairy back, and tail, is clearly one of nature’s mistakes.

    That have you stopped beating your husband “interview” was a low point.

    There is a time honored tradition befitting assholes like these.

    It was quite popular on the frontier.

    And it works especially well for Ivy League Oxford know nothings like her.

    Tar and feathers.

    And while we are at it, we must be thorough.

    The whole cast should receive that kind of honorarium, including fat Phil Griffin.

    But they must never lay a hand on the fair head of Andrea Mitchell.

    That tireless seeker of wisdom and truth.

    So as you can see, as you do in other contexts.

    Apart from miscreants like Sam Power, the principle of violence is self limiting.

    She, and arguably Ben Rhoades have the blood of half a million Muslims on their hands.

    And they are apt to escape unscathed, while innocent people pay for their crimes.

    Therein lies the tragedy.

    Madow, Rhoades, Griffin, and all the rest of them–except Andrea are subhumans

    In my humble opinion.

  59. lorac
    December 26, 2016 at 3:50 am
    ———————————————
    I just googled the title of the video and quickly found the Youtube version.

  60. The thing that troubles me most about this whole big media reaction to Trump is they are hell bent on continuing their one sided, biased, racist coverage of him and his supporters into the governing phase, at which time, history dictates that both sides should pull together and support the incoming president in order to unite the country. Instead, what I am seeing from Madcow and her ilk is a fierce determination to re-litigate the election, hold him to impossible standards, promote a floridly delusional view of the man, to divide the nation, and to pursue what can only be described as a vendetta. If it is not a vendetta they are pursuing, then the English language has lost all meaning. If you think my reaction to these high brow bottom feeders is hyperbolic, well then just you wait Henry Higgins, and you will see how true it is. And more is the pity for that. The other thing you will realize is their goal is not to make America great again, because they are dead souls.

  61. wbboei

    December 26, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    *******************

    wbboei…

    I gave up on CNN & MSNBC quite a while ago…they are so slanted, so biased, so provocative and so mean spirited that I just didn’t want to put myself thru their abuse anymore…oh and did i mention…predictable…

    from time to time I will check into Morning Joe to see which way they are blowing with the wind that day…

    long ago I realized I could not stomach Maddow…imo…she insults her audience by preaching to them like they are children with her sing songie, chirpy and foolish delivery…

    but as far as the worst of the worst…the prize goes to Joy Reid…bar none…the woman is so cynical and snarky…and never has one positive word to say…unless she is praising O…Joyless would be a better name for her…

    …and people wonder why Donald is using Twitter…why not…rather than deal with these narrow minded corporate entities…

  62. OT…yet interesting

    I was looking up some info on Joy Reid’s background and this is what I came across regarding a Donald critic…Katy Tur covers Donald for MSNBC

    (Donald could jump off a bridge to save a dying baby and MSNBC and CNN would find something wrong with what Donald did…they do not understand fairness and objectivity…all politics all day long)

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3670441/Transgender-OJ-helicopter-reporter-reveals-NBC-News-daughter-not-spoken-transitioned-says-Caitlyn-Jenner-not-human-Stockholm-Syndrome-life-white-male-privilege.html

  63. S
    December 26, 2016 at 12:33 pm
    ——
    Yes.

    Kellyann went on that program to explain the agenda, and to respond to legitimate questions.

    What she got from Madcow 30 minute biased diatribe, which was grating to the ear.

    It is a mistake to cast pearls before swine.

    You need the right spokesman to handle this diesel dyke.

    Someone who can talk over her and put her bullshit on the defensive.

    Because it isn’t going to be an interview, but a barroom brawl.

    There is one guy I can think of in the Trump stable who could bury Maddow.

    Because he too is an ideologue.

    And he too is very articulate.

    And he would talk over her.

    I have seen him in action, and Madcow would not have a prayer.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/trump-miller-inauguration-speech-232967

  64. yes,wbb, I agree

    MJ once in a while for a moment or two…that’s about it…

    ****************

    the sad truth is that none of these people want to see America “great again”
    they just want to see Donald fail…nothing would make them happier…

    what would they do with themselves if he were to succeed?…provide jobs, better health care, border security, better relationships with other countries…

    after all, no one got along with O…not even his own party…O is a lone wolf…so to speak…did not play well with anyone and now harbors the fantasy that he could have won a third term…with…wait for it…ready…

    his message of “hope and change”

    I hope I have not caused you to fall off your chair laughing…can’t make this stuff up…

  65. (snip)
    “Israel’s government is now turning its attention to a conference planned for Jan. 15 in Paris, concerned the international community could seek to impose a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. According to a senior Israeli official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the issue is sensitive, the government fears foreign ministers in Paris will draft parameters Israel considers unfavorable, and will seek to impose them through the Security Council before Obama leaves office five days later.Israel’s government is now turning its attention to a conference planned for Jan. 15 in Paris, concerned the international community could seek to impose a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. According to a senior Israeli official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the issue is sensitive, the government fears foreign ministers in Paris will draft parameters Israel considers unfavorable, and will seek to impose them through the Security Council before Obama leaves office five days later.”

    https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-12-26/kerry-plans-to-present-vision-for-an-israeli-palestinian-accord
    ****
    There is speculation that Kerry and Obama will go all in and declare US recognition of the Palestinian State.

  66. SHV
    December 27, 2016 at 5:06 pm
    (****
    There is speculation that Kerry and Obama will go all in and declare US recognition of the Palestinian State.
    _________________________________________

    That son of a bitch is doing everything he can to cause as much destruction as he can on the way out.

  67. Erdogan Says He Has “Confirmed Evidence” The US Supports ISIS

    One year after this website demonstrated that Turkey was cooperating with the Islamic State, in the very least trading cash in exchange for crude oil sold to various Turkish outposts (a trade which was subsequently ended by the Russian air force), Turkey has flipped the tables and on Tuesday Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he has uncovered evidence that US-led coalition forces have helped support terrorists in Syria – including Isis.

    “They give support to terrorist groups including ISIS” Erdogan said during a speech in Ankara on Tuesday, adding that US coalition forces “give support to terrorist groups including Daesh, YPG, PYD. It’s very clear. We have confirmed evidence, with pictures, photos and videos.”

    Which, incidentally, should also not come a surprise in light of the May 2015 declassified Pentagon report, which claimed that ISIS was created as a Pentagon tool to overthrow Syria’s president Assad.

    Nevertheless, the “pot calling the kettle black” comes at a sensitive time for both the US and Turkey, which are both pivoting aggressively, one internally from Obama to Trump, while the other is shifting its foreign geopolitical allegiance from the US to Russia, which may also explain today’s outburst by Erdogan.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-27/erdogan-says-he-has-confirmed-evidence-us-supports-islamic-state

  68. How ironic. The possible destruction of Israel brought upon by American Jews who supported Obama en masse. Are you happy with your messiah now? You brought this shit on yourselves. Fools.

  69. “The Times of Israel reports: An Egyptian paper has published what it claims are the transcripts of meetings between top US and Palestinian officials that, if true, would corroborate Israeli accusations that the Obama administration was behind last week’s UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements.The Times of Israel reports: An Egyptian paper has published what it claims are the transcripts of meetings between top US and Palestinian officials that, if true, would corroborate Israeli accusations that the Obama administration was behind last week’s UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements.”
    ***
    Also present at the meeting were US National Security Adviser Susan Rice, and Majed Faraj, director of the Palestinian Authority’s General Intelligence Service.
    ***
    *****
    When asked how the Palestinians would react if Trump carried out his promise to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, Erekat reportedly said the Palestine Liberation Organization would rescind its recognition of Israel and ask Arab states to expel their US envoys.
    ***
    Furthermore, said Erekat, all American embassies in the Arab world would be forced to close — not necessarily because Arab leaderships would want to close them, but because the infuriated public in the Arab world would not “allow” for the embassies to continue to operate.

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/transcript-claims-to-show-us-worked-with-palestinians-on-un-resolution/

    I must say, closing embassies and defunding the UN as consequences of Obama’s sociopathy, all sound positive to me.

  70. “According to the report, the framework would stipulate the establishment of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders after land swaps that would allow 80 percent of Jewish settlers to remain under Israeli sovereignty.”
    ***
    If that is the heart of Obama’s final solution for Israel, it will be interesting to see what the response of Schumer and his nine other Dem. Jewish Senate colleagues is. I’m sure some will think pre-67 borders including re-partition of Jerusalem is a small price to pay for peace in our time. OBTW, we’ll throw in 20% of the population, 1.8 million Jews as a bonus.

  71. Secretary of State John Kerry will give a speech Wednesday laying out the Obama administration’s vision for resolving the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians

    These people are such fools. No one gives a crap. They’re on their way out (thank God) – why even bother at this late hour to say what their vision is – it’s absolutely meaningless.

    Other than to further document how the Obama years were the most anti-Jew, pro-Muslim ever…

  72. Tony, your WSJ article on O’s fitting finish is behind a pay wall. Are you able to copy and paste the main stuff here? TIA!

    SHV – oops your WSJ is also behind a paywall.

    Do you guys subscribe or have I just gone over some allowed number of articles per month I wonder…

  73. I must say, closing embassies and defunding the UN as consequences of Obama’s sociopathy, all sound positive to me.
    ———–
    To quote Churchill: “this was his finest hour”.

  74. Lorac, here ya go.

    Obama’s Fitting Finish
    In the list of low points in U.S. foreign policy, the betrayal of Israel ranks high.

    By Bret Stephens
    Dec. 26, 2016 6:36 p.m. ET
    Barack Obama ’s decision to abstain from, and therefore allow, last week’s vote to censure Israel at the U.N. Security Council is a fitting capstone for what’s left of his foreign policy. Strategic half-measures, underhanded tactics and moralizing gestures have been the president’s style from the beginning. Israelis aren’t the only people to feel betrayed by the results.

    Also betrayed: Iranians, whose 2009 Green Revolution in heroic protest of a stolen election Mr. Obama conspicuously failed to endorse for fear of offending the ruling theocracy.

    Iraqis, who were assured of a diplomatic surge to consolidate the gains of the military surge, but who ceased to be of any interest to Mr. Obama the moment U.S. troops were withdrawn, and only concerned him again when ISIS neared the gates of Baghdad.

    Syrians, whose initially peaceful uprising against anti-American dictator Bashar Assad Mr. Obama refused to embrace, and whose initially moderate-led uprising Mr. Obama failed to support, and whose sarin- and chlorine-gassed children Mr. Obama refused to rescue, his own red lines notwithstanding.

    Ukrainians, who gave up their nuclear weapons in 1994 with formal U.S. assurances that their “existing borders” would be guaranteed, only to see Mr. Obama refuse to supply them with defensive weapons when Vladimir Putin invaded their territory 20 years later.

    Pro-American Arab leaders, who expected better than to be given ultimatums from Washington to step down, and who didn’t anticipate the administration’s tilt toward the Muslim Brotherhood as a legitimate political opposition, and toward Tehran as a responsible negotiating partner.

    Most betrayed: Americans.

    Mr. Obama promised a responsible end to the war in Iraq. We are again fighting in Iraq. He promised victory in Afghanistan. The Taliban are winning. He promised a reset with Russia. We are enemies again. He promised the containment of Iran. We are witnessing its ascendancy in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen. He promised a world free of nuclear weapons. We are stumbling into another age of nuclear proliferation. He promised al Qaeda on a path to defeat. Jihad has never been so rampant and deadly.

    These are the results. They would be easier to forgive if they hadn’t so often been reached by disingenuous and dishonorable means.

    The administration was deceptive about the motives for the 2012 Benghazi attack. It was deceptive about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s service record, and the considerations that led it to exchange five Taliban leaders for his freedom. It was deceptive about when it began nuclear negotiations with Iran. It was deceptive about the terms of the deal. It continues to be deceptive about the fundamental aim of the agreement, which has less to do with curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions than with aligning Washington’s interests with Tehran’s.

    Now the administration is likely being deceptive about last week’s U.N. vote, claiming it did not promote, craft or orchestrate a resolution that treats the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City as a settlement in illegally occupied territory. Yet in November, John Kerry had a long talk on the subject with the foreign minister of New Zealand, one of the resolution’s sponsors.

    “One of the closed-door discussions between United States Secretary of State John Kerry and the New Zealand government today was a potential resolution by the United Nations Security Council on a two-state solution for the Israel-Palestine conflict,” the New Zealand Herald reported last month. “‘It is a conversation we are engaged in deeply and we’ve spent some time talking to Secretary Kerry about where the U.S. might go on this,’” the paper added, quoting Foreign Minister Murray McCully.

    The Israelis claim to have more evidence along these lines. If so, it means the administration no longer bothers to lie convincingly.

    Even this might be excusable, if Mr. Obama at least had the courage of his mistaken convictions, or if his deception were in the service of a worthier end. Instead, we have the spectacle of the U.S. government hiding behind the skirts of the foreign minister of New Zealand—along with eminent co-sponsors, Venezuela, Malaysia and Senegal—in order to embarrass and endanger a democratic ally in a forum where that ally is already isolated and bullied. In the catalog of low points in American diplomacy, this one ranks high.

    After the Carter administration pulled a similar stunt against Israel at the Security Council in December 1980, the Washington Post published an editorial that does the paper honor today.

    “It cannot be denied,” the editors wrote, “that there is a pack and that it hounds Israel shamelessly and that this makes it very serious when the United States joins it.” The editorial was titled “Joining the Jackals.”

    Unlike Mr. Carter, Mr. Obama hasn’t joined the jackals. He has merely opened the door wide to them, whether at the U.N. or in the skies over Syria or in the killing fields in Ukraine. The United States abstains: What a fitting finish to this ruinous presidency.

  75. FWIW:
    Speculation about Kerry speech and Obama’s next knife in Israel’s back is related to “statehood” and UN Security Council vote to grant recognition of that status to the PA. If by some chance that happens, it would trigger an automatic US defunding of the UN.

    “Public Law 101-246, enacted in 1990, provides, “No funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or any other Act shall be available for the United Nations or any specialized agency thereof which accords the Palestine Liberation Organization the same standing as member states.” Moreover, Public Law 103-236, enacted in 1994, prohibits “voluntary or assessed contribution to any affiliated organization of the United Nations which grants full membership as a state to any organization or group that does not have the internationally recognized attributes of statehood.”

    UNESCO was defunded as a result of passage of 103-236.

  76. Unfortunately my predictions on Obama proved 100% correct and his hatred for Israel is now fully manifested . Obama , along with Kerry, will spend their last weeks in office trying to force Israel back to the 67 borders a/k/a the “auschwitz” borders. I don’t know, what, if anything, trump can do as the damage has already been done. The sad thing is so many Jews voted for him, support him and cover his blatant hatred of Jews . I tuned in briefly MSNBC and they have that tool from J-Street (anything but pro-Israel) trying to show American Jews support Obama’s actions.

  77. And Jb, Hillary supports the Muslim in the WH’s actions.
    Trump is smarter than the Muslim worm. He doesn’t give a sh#t what the UN says. He will prevail, he will defund the UN and he will help Israel survive…
    Hillary would not…your hillary, the traitor.

  78. Speculation about Kerry speech and Obama’s next knife in Israel’s back is related to “statehood” and UN Security Council vote to grant recognition of that status to the PA. If by some chance that happens, it would trigger an automatic US defunding of the UN.
    ——-
    I hope that happens.

    The United Nations, like NATO, is an anachronism.

    Worse, however, it constrains our sovereignty and accords illegitimate power to the worst regimes on the planet.

  79. jbstonesfan
    December 27, 2016 at 11:03 pm
    ———
    What about your family jb?

    Do they realize now that you were right about Obama?

  80. Next Pope warns EU to BLOCK migrants as Christians being PUSHED OUT by ‘Islamised’ Europe

    THE Archbishop tipped to be the next Pope has warned that Christians face being pushed aside by a growing Islamisation of Europe and wants to put a stop to accepting new refugees.Next Pope warns EU to BLOCK migrants as Christians being PUSHED OUT by ‘Islamised’ Europe

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/747600/Islamisation-Europe-Christians-face-being-pushed-aside-Archbishop-Vienna

  81. Star-Gazing Women Made Trail-Blazing Discoveries

    Female astronomers broke the glass ceiling at the Harvard Observatory—and expanded our knowledge of the universe.

    The roll call of great astronomers, from Copernicus to Hubble, has been dominated by men. But at the end of the 19th century, a group of women working at the Harvard College Observatory made some of the most important breakthroughs in our understanding of the cosmos. In The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars, Dava Sobel, bestselling author of books about Copernicus and Galileo’s daughter, shows how these women made their discoveries—despite discrimination, prejudice, and unequal pay.

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/12/glass-universe-dava-sobel-womenharvard-stars-astronomy/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_tw20161227news-booktalkastronomers&utm_campaign=Content&sf48394423=1

  82. Hey horse face, Israel CAN be both Jewish and Democratic, but Isreal also is Christian, and has a muslim population..

    American is BOTH CHRISTIAN and DEMOCRATIC

    What about Saudi, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan
    You chicken sh#t

    January 20th can’t come soon enough..

  83. “Hey horse face, Israel CAN be both Jewish and Democratic..”
    ******
    What he said is true within the false framework that he set up. His argument is that a “single state” of Israel from the Jordan river to the Med., because of current a future demographics can’t be a democratic, majority rule country and still be Jewish. His solution is the creation of two states with the forced re-partition of Israel back to the 1947 borders.

    This is all based on fiction. The real choice is between the “Jewish” position of essentially maintaining the status quo by force of arms and hope for a better future (ie. a cold war) vs the “Arab” position of a Jew Free “Palestine” from the Jordan to the sea. Except for Max Blumenthal and others of his ilk, there aren’t too many Jews in Israel or elsewhere who want another Shoah.

  84. More bad news for Hillary.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-28/federal-appeals-court-revives-hillary-email-case-leaving-decision-trumps-attorney-ge

    Federal Appeals Court Revives Hillary Email Case Leaving Key Decision To Trump’s Attorney General

    A federal appeals court for the District of Columbia has breathed new life into the Hillary email-gate scandal which will be music to the ears of Trump’s “lock her up” supporters. The case was filed by watchdog groups Judicial Watch and Cause of Action seeking to force the State Department to instruct the Department of Justice to file a federal records suit to recover Hillary’s missing emails. A lower court had previously ruled that the State Department’s efforts to recover Hillary’s emails were sufficient and threw the cases out. But D.C. Circuit Judge Stephen Williams, a Ronald Reagan appointee, had a different view. Per The Hill:

    U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg had previously ruled that state’s efforts to recover the documents — tens of thousands of which Clinton turned over voluntarily in 2014 — were sufficient and threw out the cases.

    But the three-judge appeals court panel on Tuesday said that State had not done enough.

    “Even though those efforts bore some fruit, the Department has not explained why shaking the tree harder — e.g., by following the statutory mandate to seek action by the Attorney General — might not bear more still,” D.C. Circuit Judge Stephen Williams, a Ronald Reagan appointee, wrote in the court’s opinion. “It is therefore abundantly clear that, in terms of assuring government recovery of emails, appellants have not ‘been given everything [they] asked for.”

    “Absent a showing that the requested enforcement action could not shake loose a few more emails, the case is not moot.”
    While the new opinion acknowledges that DOJ involvement would be rendered moot if the defendants could provide definitive proof that additional efforts wouldn’t result in the recovery of additional emails, it also highlights that no such “factual support” has been presented to date.

    Tuesday’s ruling does not order the State Department to make the referral to the DOJ — nor does it obligate DOJ to sue Clinton if presented with a referral.

    But the language of the ruling does appear to suggest that the court considers the possibility that the DOJ’s involvement could uncover more emails.

    “While the case might well also be moot if a referral were pointless (e.g., because no imaginable enforcement action by the Attorney General could lead to recovery of the missing emails), the record here provides no factual support for finding mootness on that basis,” Williams wrote.

    Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton praised the ruling saying that it is now up to the Trump administration to determine whether they would like to “finally enforce the rule of law and try to retrieve all the emails Clinton and her aides unlawfully took with them when they left the State Department.”

    “The courts seem to be fed up with the Obama administration’s refusal to enforce the rule of law on the Clinton emails,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said in a statement.

    “This ruling means that the Trump Justice Department will have to decide if it wants to finally enforce the rule of law and try to retrieve all the emails Clinton and her aides unlawfully took with them when they left the State Department.”

    Of course, Trump has waffled on the issue of pursuing Hillary’s latest scandal any further. After once telling her during a debate that she’d “be in jail” if he were President, Trump has since said that he has no interest in hurting the Clintons…a stance that we suspect may anger some of his supporters.

  85. “CAN be both Jewish and Democratic…”
    *****
    After the Obama/Kerry’s attempt to initiate a Progrom and if/when Keith Ellison is named DNC chair; Can a person be both Jewish and a Democrat???? Waiting for a response from Schumer and the nine other Jewish Senators.

  86. JB
    I don’t get it. Did you not hear your candidate, Hillary, say that she totally supported Obama’s policies…that there was no daylight between them??? Hillary’s closet advisor had strong Muslim Brotherhood ties and Hillary’s state dept supported the muslim brotherhood over more moderate Democratic Egyptians.
    If you want to have a conversation here then at least deal with reality.

  87. Yes, my wife and in-laws voted fro Trump. I think over the years no one here can question my dislike of Obama and I recall being one of the few who was against Hillary taking the SOS position for that very reason. Again, my hope was that if Hillary won, she would have brought the democratic party back to the center and diminish the voices it of the very vocal anti-Israeli segment of the party. I am disappointed that Hillary has not weighed in on her opinion on the UN Resolution, but one of her supporters who appeared regularly on CNN, a young AA lawyer, said while he opposed the Settlements, he did not think the UN was the place to resolve it. I can only surmise Hillary feels the same way.

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