The lame attempts by the press to paint Mitt Romney as a first rate-wuss are puzzling. This isn’t the first time that a Republican candidate for president has been portrayed in such a demeaning fashion. If what the media’s doing sounds familiar, it’s because they tried it back in 1988 with George H.W. Bush. In case you forgot, it didn’t work. Bush crushed Democrat Michael Dukakis in the general election by an eight-point margin. Why is the media implementing a previously failed strategy? Simple. People have short memories. Plus, Obama doesn’t really have much else going for him. What’s he going to do? Tout the economy, high unemployment, abysmal GDP growth? No, his hand is limited. Attacking, vilifying, and misrepresenting his opponent; this is what Barack Obama must do to avoid packing his bags in November and the media is more than willing to assist. Continue Reading
This marks the 40-year anniversary of the 1972 Munich kidnappings which resulted in 11 Israeli coaches and athletes being murdered by Palestinian terrorists. Although tribute was paid to the victims of the 2005 terrorist attacks in London, there was no similar ceremony for the fallen Israelis last night. Despite repeated pleas from politicians and private citizens alike, the International Olympic Committee refused to work some type of tribute into the games. A small memorial ceremony will be held on August 6, but that’s not enough. Billions of people were watching last night’s opening festivities. The IOC should have taken the time to honor our friends. They did not and it was shameful.
The Israeli people must know that as Americans, we support them and we honor their loss – especially after last night’s debacle. We can’t speak for the rest of the spineless world community, but the United States stands with you.
As we watch this year’s games, it is imperative to remember those who lost their lives needlessly in 1972. We must not forget why they lost their lives and why Israelis, a long with the greater Jewish community, continue to be persecuted the world over.
Friday night’s opening ceremony for the Olympic Games left me agape and wondering what in the world I was witnessing. The only thing I could picture was someone watching the proceedings while tripping on acid. Maybe then the whole production would have made sense. The New York Times described last night in London as “a wild jumble of the celebratory and the fanciful; the conventional and the eccentric; and the frankly off-the-wall.” The Times went further: “Britain presented itself to the world Friday night as something it has often struggled to express even to itself: a nation secure in its own post-empire identity, whatever that actually is.” Continue Reading
As I sit down to write this piece, I have just finished a spicy chicken sandwich, waffle fries, and chocolate shake from the greatest fast food chain in the country. Any liberal who reads this will undoubtedly be forced to cringe: mission accomplished. It appears that there are some – or maybe many – among our oligarch ruling class, who feel that Chick-fil-A restaurants should be boycotted and prevented from opening up shop; particularly in Boston and Chicago. This week, both Mayors Tom Menino of Boston and Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, fired shots across the bow of the Atlanta-based company. What cardinal sin has been committed by Chick-fil-A? What great offense are they guilty of? Continue Reading
The presidency of Barack Obama has been characterized by – among other things – his inability to lead during times of crisis. And just when it looked like he was doing and saying all the right things with regard to the Aurora shooting. Just when it looked like the president might have actually struck a “presidential tone” during his remarks to the victims and their families, he decided to end his weekend remarks with the following: Continue Reading
It took less than 24 hours for the media to politicize the tragic events of Friday morning and draw a ridiculous link between the Tea Party and James Holmes, the man who killed 12 and wounded countless more in Aurora, Colorado. Yesterday on ABC’s Good Morning America, reporter Brian Ross incorrectly claimed that Holmes was a member of the Colorado Tea Party. Come to find out James Holmes is a pretty common name – even in Aurora, Colorado. The Holmes that Ross found while doing some “investigative reporting” is actually a 52-year old hispanic man. The Holmes who opened fire in an Aurora movie theater is a 24-year old caucasian. Great leg work, Brian. Continue Reading
(Tom Sullivan embraces family members after searching in vain for his son, Alex.)
It’s extremely difficult to process an incident such as the one that occurred in Aurora, Colorado early Friday morning. Quite frankly that is an understatement: it is a monumental task. What words of comfort can be uttered to the victims and their families? What explanations can be given when something this unthinkable occurs? It’s hard to believe that human beings, capable of reason, can carry out such acts of remorselessness. It would seem that only animals are capable of such acts. If only that were true. Continue Reading
If there are still reasonable individuals left looking at Barack Obama and finding it hard to make up there minds as to whether he’s a left-wing ideologue, then there may be no hope for you. I’m just saying. After the president’s most recent “off-prompter” moment in Roanoke, Virginia, there should no longer be any reservations about who this man is, what he believes, and what he’s trying to do to the greatest society the world has ever known. Continue Reading