A friend who lives in the Beckley area wrote to me:
I wouldn't embarrass my fish by wrapping them in Beckley's "Register (Rahall)-Herald." Saturday's paper included a special 8-page supplement "to help educate the public about people seeking election to public office." One blaring omission: The first category was for U.S. Senate with a profile about Manchin, but there's absolutely no mention of John Raese in that category....
Imagine that: Obama is trying to drum up support by "warning" voters a GOP Congress will reverse his "progress" toward socialism at home and anti-Zionism and American self-debasement abroad. AP reports he told Democrats on his final campaign swing that all the progress made in the past two years "can be rolled back."
But that's the point of this election, Mr. President.
Todah rabah to Esther Sarah (Hashem should keep her safe on her return to Eretz Yisrael and back again) for sending this along, originally from Act for America.
On the weekend before the crucial mid-term elections, we bring you the juxtaposition of two recent events.
First, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano swore in three new members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council—one of whom, Mohamed Elibiary, was a speaker at a 2004 event honoring the Ayatollah Khomeini!
When a Dallas Morning News reporter exposed Elibiary, Elibiary threatened him. Incredibly, Elibiary is someone Napolitano believes should now be on the Homeland Security Advisory Council.
Second, two weeks ago German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in an obvious reference to the tidal wave of Muslim immigrants to Germany, made the stunning statement that multiculturalism in Germany has “totally failed.
This is emblematic of the broader pushback against the rising threat of radical Islam that is occurring throughout Europe—except, as celebrated author Melanie Phillips points out, in Great Britain.
Europe is beginning to understand the threat of radical Islam. More and more of the American people are beginning to understand the threat of radical Islam. Unfortunately, it is clear that much of the Obama administration, as illustrated by Napolitano’s latest blunder, does not.
Elections have consequences. Please remember this when you vote.
I hear from friends in California that the sight of WV Gov. Joe Manchin pulling out a rifle and shooting the capntrade bill was shocking, but here in The Land of Bitter Clingers, we shoot lots of things.
(Do not try this at home if you live in a blue state).
“The Jews seem neither to respect God nor his creation. Their own holy books contain the curse of God brought upon them by their prophets on account of their disobedience to Him and mischief in the earth. We have seen the disrespect for religion displayed by those who consider themselves to be ‘God’s chosen people.’ … There will be no justice until all the land is given back to its rightful owners … Only Islam can bring peace back to the Holy Land…”
There was a time when I didn't know these things either, but that was then and this rally was... yesterday.
Do you see any chance that the Left will ever wake up to the threat posed by "the religion of peace"? I hate to think what it would take.
Former Pennsylvania coal miner Arthur Trunzo, 92, straightens the pants cuff of national AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Rich Trumka before the leader takes the podium at a statehouse rally. Photo courtesy of the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail.
... public employees generally make more in salary and benefits than employees in the private economy:
For Americans working in state and local government jobs, total compensation last year averaged $39.66 per hour -- 45 percent more than the private sector average of $27.42. (For federal employees, the advantage is even greater.)
... AFSCME and the other public-sector unions are using $172 million that came from taxpayers to elect politicians who will take even more money from taxpayers, in order to further expand the public sector, multiply the number of government employees, and increase their pay and perks....
"We elect our bosses, so we've got to elect politicians who support us and hold those politicians accountable," AFSCME's website proclaims. "Our jobs, wages, and working conditions are directly linked to politics."
That is exactly the problem.
Public-sector unionism has been unhealthy for American democracy. The power to "elect our bosses" has turned government employment into a rigged game -- rigged in favor of ravenous government growth and against the private-sector taxpayers who pay for it.
AFSCME may be "damn happy" at the impact it has on US elections. But the rest of us ought to be alarmed.
So much to be alarmed about, so little time. Todah to Stef for bringing the Jacoby piece to our attention. Keep 'em coming.