Dead Cats: Jordans, 12/26/11, (5)73: James Brody

CONTENTS: Riotous Christmas wishes (Glick); Hanson – BO derangement syndrome; Steyn – Old & barren; Charen about men – Oy; Krauthammer – Holder incompetent; JCAdams/Meg kinnard – SC blocked, TX next; Freind – PC; Matters of Cash; Hacked credit data; GOP in the Alamo; Russell -  control guns; Voter fraud – ACORNS in WH; Phila school district’s year; Harry Bingham’s stamp; York – FL’s fault GOP is zany; WSJ – Holder & ballot suppression; Lieberman discovers Fast & Furious; Kristol – Biden&Taliban; Swarms abandon R & D; Ron’s paper; Islamists win Egypt; Iraq power void; “Off with their hands”; Trump  bolts from GOP

December 26, 1776: Henry Knox, a former bookseller in Boston, directed the movement of cannons up and down icy trails as Washington’s army crossed the Delaware River and beat H out of some Hessians who had camped in Trenton.

December 26, 1941: Congress was in session and Churchill, the first Prime  Minister to address them, asked for our “courage and untiring exertion” to defeat the Axis powers.

“If the problem with socialism is, as Mrs. Thatcher says, that eventually you run out of other people’s money, much of the West has advanced to the next stage: It’s run out of other people, period.” Mark Steyn

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/286634/elisabeth-s-barrenness-and-ours-mark-steyn

Caroline Glick, Latma: Christmas Wishes

A riot!

“This week on the Tribal Update–the media satire television-on-Internet brought to you every week by Latma, the Hebrew-language satirical media criticism website I run– we produced a special song for our Christian friends celebrating Christmas today…”

http://bigpeace.com/cglick/2011/12/25/deck-the-halls-for-christmas-in-eurabia/

More at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALFLtHjqZ1M

Victor Davis Hanson, PJM: Obama Derangement Syndrome

“Opposition to Obama looks nothing like the left’s hatred of Bush. For starters, it’s rational.

“…I am not talking about conspiracy rants and raves, but a general psychiatric affliction that infects the influential political class — politicians, journalists, and those in popular culture and the arts.

“So how does one distinguish natural political opposition from a psychotic state? In other words, when will we know that popular opposition to Obama’s worldview and a dislike at the way he seeks to divide the country degenerate into the paranoid venom that was unleashed against Bush?

“Here are some things to watch on the national scene to warn us…”

http://pjmedia.com/victordavishanson/obama-derangement-syndrome/

Mark Steyn, NRO: Old and Barren

“Who celebrates a birth nowadays?

Our lesson today comes from the Gospel according to Luke. No, no, not the manger, the shepherds, the wise men, any of that stuff, but the other birth: ‘But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John…’

“We now live in Elisabeth’s world — not just because technology has caught up with the Deity and enabled women in their 50s and 60s to become mothers, but in a more basic sense. The problem with the advanced West is not that it’s broke but that it’s old and barren. Which explains why it’s broke…”

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/286634/elisabeth-s-barrenness-and-ours-mark-steyn

Mona Charen, NRO: Manliness … Tidings of oy

“The code of the gentleman is not obsolete.

This is the time of year to turn our thoughts to noble sentiments and inspiring stories. William Bennett, who has established something of a cottage industry in uplift, has a new book out that celebrates and explicates all that is bracing, wholesome, affecting, and necessary about men and manliness

“That such a book is required, it must be acknowledged, is not good news about our cultural health, and Bennett introduces The Book of Man: Readings on the Path to Manhood with tidings of oy.

‘In 1954, about 96 percent of American men between the ages of 25 and 54 worked. Today that number is around 80 percent. One-fifth of all men in their prime working ages are not getting up and going to work.
‘In 1970, 80 percent of 25 to 29-year-old men were married and in 2007 only 40 percent were.
‘In American colleges, for every two men who graduate with a bachelor of arts degree, three women receive a BA. Women now dominate 13 of the 15 job categories expected to grow the most in the coming decade.’

“Many men no longer seem to know — because our society is confused — what it means to be a good man, or a ‘mensch,’ the Yiddish word that conveys reliability, honesty, and a big heart. The code of the gentleman — particularly where women are concerned — has long since been declared obsolete, if not a thought crime…”

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/286573/merry-manly-christmas-and-hanukkah-mona-charen

Jeff Poor, DailyCaller: Krauthammer – “Holder Incompetent”

“Last week, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder suggested racism was behind the attacks he was facing for the missteps his Department of Justice has made.

On Friday’s “Special Report with Bret Baier” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer explained what he thought was the rationale behind this charge from Holder: It’s a defensive tactic for his political troubles.

“It’s clearly a cheap shot of an attorney general who is in political trouble,” Krauthammer said. “The reason he is, he is one of the most incompetent attorneys general in U.S. history. He is the guy who brought on gratuitously the fiasco of the KSM [Kalid Sheikh Mohammed] trial in New York that even Democrats rebelled against. He is the guy who has led a department that has been either totally ignorant or disingenuous or worse on the Fast and the Furious scandal.”

http://dailycaller.com/2011/12/24/krauthammer-eric-holder-one-of-the-most-incompetent-attorneys-general-in-us-history/

J. Christian Adams, PJM: Voter ID – SC Blocked, Texas Next

“Eric Holder has blocked South Carolina’s voter ID law. Hans von Spakovsky and I have been predicting this was going to happen for over eight months here at PJ Media. The only surprising thing is that no halftime adjustments were made after it became even clearer an objection was on the way. Texas now faces the same dilemma. Sadly, I’m not convinced Texas understands the battlefield or the stakes involved.

Attorney General Abbot says on Twitter that “Texas will be next. We’ll fight to the end for ballot integrity.”

If true, then pull the Texas voter ID submission now, tonight, by fax, and go to federal court now, on your terms.

I don’t believe these state officials understand the effect of an objection by the Justice Department. Anybody who has been around these issues regularly, as compared with dabbling in them from time to time, knows the effect of the Scarlet O, the objection.

The first thing that happens is the civil rights industry goes crazy. They hold a victory celebration in the media, and change the litigation environment if the state ever decides to go to court. Secondly, the de novo review is a fiction. People in the civil rights industry, and inside Justice, know that once the attorney general has objected, the rules of the game have changed in any future court fight.

http://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/2011/12/23/breaking-eric-holder-blocks-sc-voter-id-texas-next/

Meg Kinnard, Breitbart: DoJ Rejects South Carolina’s Voter ID Law

“The Justice Department on Friday rejected South Carolina’s law requiring voters to show photo identification, saying the law makes it harder for minorities to vote.

Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez said the law didn’t meet the burden under the Voting Rights Act and tens of thousands of minorities in South Carolina might not be unable to cast ballots under the law.

Perez said non-whites comprise about one-third of South Carolina’s registered voters. Minorities also are one-third of the registered voters who don’t have the right ID to vote.

South Carolina can sue over the rejection, pass a new law or submit more data to the Justice Department. Spokesmen for Gov. Nikki Haley and Attorney General Alan Wilson did not immediately respond to email Friday, a state holiday.

South Carolina’s new voter ID law requires people casting ballots to show poll workers a state-issued driver’s license or ID card; a U.S. military ID or a U.S. passport.

The Justice Department must approve changes to South Carolina’s election laws under the federal Voting Rights Act because of the state’s past failure to protect the voting rights of blacks. Groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union have challenged it…”

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9RQGEJ02&show_article=1

Christopher Freind, PhillyMag: Merry Christmas?

…one of the biggest culprits in America’ decline is political correctness.

“It’s all around us, but especially this time of year, as the assault on ‘Merry Christmas’ accelerates.

“It used to be a standard greeting, and people would reciprocate with a smile. Your religious denomination didn’t matter. It was simply a friendly expression in a nation where the vast majority celebrated Christmas. And for those who didn’t, most returned the sentiment anyway because it was just a nice thing to do during the jovial season.

But all that changed as Americans’ sense of entitlement exploded. And yes, that included being entitled not to feel ‘offended’ because something may not be to your liking.

“Merry Christmas? Well, I celebrate Hanukkah or Kwanza or am an atheist, so how dare you presume to wish me your holiday? How offensive and rude!”

“But it doesn’t stop there. Hypocritical retail stores woo Christmas shoppers — you know, the 95 percent who do celebrate Christmas and spend a half-trillion dollars doing so — but won’t put the word “Christmas” in their ads or on their displays.

“It’s the Nativity scenes that are banned. Its residents who call the ACLU because a development hangs white lights. Its office Christmas parties replaced by generic “holiday” events. And yes, it’s Mayors like Philadelphia’s Michael Nutter who last year deliberately removed the word ‘Christmas’ from the holiday retail complex near City Hall.

“All of it is a brazen attempt to make America a more secular society through political correctness, and those who dare question it are labeled ‘bigots.’”

http://blogs.phillymag.com/the_philly_post/2011/12/23/political-correctness-%e2%80%9cmerry-christmas%e2%80%9d-dangerous-consequences/

Matters of Principle, Matters of Cash

 “In scenes that brought grim reminders of the violence brought forth from the frenzy of Black Friday, shoppers all over the country are firing guns, breaking into malls, and getting pepper-sprayed by police just to get their hands on a pair of Air Jordans.”

http://global.christianpost.com/news/mad-dash-for-new-air-jordan-sneaker-lead-to-shootings-arrests-pepper-spray-65652/

Mr. Boehner … despite rationalizations about computer software … agreed to a two-month extension of reduced payroll taxes.  A peculiar decision: FICA is the main funding stream for social security, a dying entitlement that some of us expected to enjoy until we died first. And physicians must also plan for lower fee structures unless there is a different longer-term contract between them and Medicare. And finally, the Canada-US pipeline appears to have been lost until after BO’s reelection campaign: our President currently takes financial contributions from opposing sides on this issue: the environmentalists compete with the unions and industrialists.”

The virus – secularization – that infected Mr. Boehner is the same one that leads mobs of us to swarm for an early store opening instead of for an early church opening. People mob for sneakers and iPods but not for Bibles. Tim Tebow’s prayers excite praise but, unfortunately, don’t get us to a church. And some of us agnostics miss our Christian rearing. And our restricting religious practices in our schools leaves our children free to create their own religions (Wicca? Vampires? Goths? Dungeons and Dragons?)

And Mr. Boehner is not only majority leader, he also represents some of the people of Ohio – members of unions who overran the last election in that state. They’re probably coming for him next. And he can take orders from “establishment” secularists such as Karl Rove and secure his campaign funds or follow the new members of this Congress and “Just say no.”

We are losing America. “Duty, Honor, and Country” is not just a slogan but a rap, rumble, and thunder from a drum. Islam will continue to find us more susceptible to their principles than they are to Madonna’s or Lindsay’s…

Kolakowski, Leszek (1990) Modernity on Endless Trial. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

WaPo: Hacked Credit Information

“LONDON — Hackers with the loose-knit movement “Anonymous” claimed on Sunday to have stolen a raft of emails and credit card data from U.S.-based security think tank Stratfor, promising it was just the start of a weeklong, Christmas-inspired assault on a long list of targets.

“Anonymous boasted of stealing Stratfor’s confidential client list and mining it for more than 4,000 credit card numbers, passwords and addresses. The real threat appeared posed to individual employees of government agencies and private companies, and one alleged hacker said the goal was to use the credit data to pilfer a million dollars and give it away as Christmas donations.

“Images posted claimed to show receipts, and victims confirmed to The Associated Press unauthorized credit card transactions linked to their accounts.

“Not as many as you expected? Worry not, fellow pirates and robin hoods. These are just the “A’’s,” read a message posted online that encouraged readers to download a file of the hacked information…”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/hackers-attack-us-security-think-tank-stratfor-promise-more-targets-for-christmas/2011/12/25/gIQAvmb3GP_story.html?tid=pm_business_pop

Gail Collins, NY Times: Remember the Alamo

“The payroll tax cut bill zipped through Congress on Friday, approved by a Senate with only two members present and then passed by a near-empty House in a five-minute session. Then everybody went away. Why can’t they do this all the time?

“The House Republicans, who had tried to hold up the bill out of principle, only to be pummeled by everyone from John McCain to The Wall Street Journal editorial page, hunkered down for a seriously sulky Christmas.

“‘In the end, House Republicans felt like they were re-enacting the Alamo, with no reinforcements and our friends shooting at us,’ said Representative Kevin Brady of Texas, one of the leaders of the anti-two-month-tax-cut rebellion. ..”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/24/opinion/collins-remember-the-republican-alamo.html?_r=1

Thaddeus Russell, Reason: Control Guns; Control People

Thanks Lou,

“A new history shows how gun control goes hand in hand with fear of black people—and The People.

Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America, by Adam Winkler, W.W. Norton, 361 pages, $27.95

I first learned about the contradictions of gun politics when I was about 10 years old, growing up in the radical milieu of 1970s Berkeley. My mother and stepfather were members of a revolutionary organization called the International Socialists. Although the group’s members were mostly bookish nerds with little taste for violence, their inspiration was Leon Trotsky, who led the Bolsheviks’ armed insurrection in 1917 and then headed up the Red Army, which killed hundreds of thousands of the Soviet regime’s opponents in the ensuing civil war. Because my parents’ politics were primarily an exercise in middle-class intellectual fantasy, I was never exposed to real violence or even violent rhetoric, and they never owned a gun.

“My stepfather’s best friend, Jeff, who lived in a cottage behind ours, was a member of the Spartacist League, a rival Trotskyist organization that was less shy about the violent implications of its rhetoric. The Spartacists were known for physically attacking strikebreakers and Klansmen and for rumbling with Maoists over the imagined turf of the Bay Area’s revolutionary working class. One day I happened upon Jeff cleaning a pistol at his kitchen table. Despite the fact that his and my parents’ hero was one of the greatest perpetrators of gun violence in the 20th century, I somehow saw guns as not only scary but also right-wing and politically “bad.” I told Jeff I hated guns and wished they all would be rounded up and melted down. “But we can’t have a revolution without them,” he said with a sanguine smile.

“As an adult I continued to fear and hate guns and to generally align myself with the gun control cause, but Jeff’s suggestion that the regulation of people’s access to guns is essentially conservative nagged at me, unresolved, until I read UCLA law professor Adam Winkler’s stunning new book Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America. At the heart of his narrative, Winkler convincingly argues that the people who began the movement against gun control operated not out of the National Rifle Association’s national headquarters in Washington, D.C., but out of a nondescript two-story brick building three blocks from where I sat staring at that pistol: 3106 Shattuck Avenue, in the heart of radical Berkeley. It was there, in 1967, at the headquarters of the Black Panther Party, that Huey Newton and Bobby Seale planned an armed march into the California State Capitol that ‘launched the modern gun-rights movement.’”

http://reason.com/archives/2011/12/21/controlling-guns-controlling-people

Voter Fraud, WorldNetDaily: ACORN Leaders Swarm to WHouse

Thanks Ted,

“Operatives of the radical left-wing ideology of ACORN appear to be working with the Obama administration on a strategy to tilt the 2012 elections in favor of Democrats, according to award-winning investigative reporter Matthew Vadum. ACORN leaders have made multiple visits to the Obama White House and the Department of Justice, new evidence shows.

“Their goal is to get the government to spend more money on registering welfare recipients and the poor, who are typically Democratic voters, said Vadum…

“Obama’s Department of Justice has come under fire for refusing to enforce Section 8 of the National Voting Rights Act (NVRA), also known as the Motor-Voter law. Section 8 requires states to remove the names of ineligible felons, the dead, and non-residents from voter rolls. At the same time DOJ has been vigorously enforcing Section 7 which compels states to register voters at welfare offices
“ACORN leaders are pressuring the government to drop pending investigations of massive voter fraud across the nation…”

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=379041

Simon Shuster, UK Independent: Russians React to Voter Fraud

“Russia’s leadership was forced to defend its legitimacy yesterday after about 100,000 demonstrators rallied in central Moscow to demand democratic reform and fair elections in the largest wave of popular dissent since the fall of the Soviet Union.

The rally on Moscow’s Sakharov Avenue on Saturday was the fourth and by far the biggest of the mass demonstrations provoked by the parliamentary vote held on 4 December. The ruling United Russia party, led by the Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, held on to a slim majority in parliament in those elections, but the results have been tainted by claims of wholesale fraud…”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/largest-protest-since-collapse-of-soviet-union-rocks-russia-6281549.html

Dale Mezzacappa, Notebook: Philadelphia School District Had a Tumultuous Year

“…It has been a tumultuous year at the School District of Philadelphia. We have compiled a list of the 10 biggest education stories of 2011, roughly in order of importance. We invite you to post your comments, thoughts, and disagreements over the holiday break…

Ackerman leaves…School reform commission…Budget cuts…MLK HS Contract…Cheating on standardized tests…School closings… School turnaround… Hope Moffett…Defeat of  vouchers…The Great Schools Compact.”

http://www.thenotebook.org/blog/114378/top-ten-philadelphia-education-stories-2011

JDL: Why Does Harry Bingham Get a Stamp?

Thanks Harrison,

“Who was Harry Bingham and why is he getting a stamp?

“Just an interesting piece of evidence of the curious behavior of the Roosevelt administration toward the Jews during WWII:

“Former Secretary of State Colin Powell gave a posthumous award for “constructive dissent” to Hiram (or Harry) Bingham, IV. For over fifty years, the State Department resisted any attempt to honor Bingham. For them he was an insubordinate member of the US diplomatic service, a dangerous maverick who was eventually demoted. Now, after his death, he has been officially recognized as a hero.

“Bingham came from an illustrious family. His father (on whom the fictional character Indiana Jones was based) was the archeologist who unearthed the Inca City of Machu Picchu, Peru, in 1911. Harry entered the US diplomatic service and, in 1939, was posted to Marseilles, France, as American Vice-Consul.

“The USA was then neutral and, not wishing to annoy Marshal Petain’s puppet Vichy regime, President Roosevelt’s government ordered its representatives in Marseilles not to grant visas to any Jews. Bingham found this policy immoral and, risking his career, did all in his power to undermine it.

“In defiance of his bosses in Washington , he granted over 2,500 USA visas to Jewish and other refugees, including the artists Marc Chagall and Max Ernst and the family of the writer Thomas Mann. He also sheltered Jews in his Marseilles home, and obtained forged identity papers to help Jews in their dangerous journeys across Europe . He worked with the French underground to smuggle Jews out of France into Franco’s Spain or across the Mediterranean and even contributed to their expenses out of his own pocket. In 1941, Washington lost patience with him. He was sent to Argentina, where later he continued to annoy his superiors by reporting on the movements of Nazi war criminals.

“Eventually, he was forced out of the American diplomatic service completely.

Bingham died almost penniless in 1988. Little was known of his extraordinary activities until his son found some letters in his belongings after his death. He has now been honored by many groups and organizations including the United Nations and the State of Israel.

Wikipedia has more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiram_Bingham_IV

http://jdlcanada.wordpress.com/2011/06/09/who-was-harry-bingham-and-why-is-he-getting-a-stamp/

Byron York, Washington Examiner: Zany GOP? Blame Florida…

“The Iowa caucuses were originally scheduled to take place on Feb. 6, followed by New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. Each state jealously guards its place in the schedule — Iowa is the first caucus; New Hampshire, the first primary; South Carolina, first in the South, and Nevada, first in the West.

“Having the race begin in earnest on Feb. 6 would have allowed Republicans plenty of time to campaign after all the holiday distractions. The other states would have followed in an orderly fashion, with Florida set for March.

“But Florida Republicans worried that a fast-breaking Republican race might be decided by March, which would give Florida no role in selecting the GOP nominee. So Florida Gov. Rick Scott and a group of legislators decided to move Florida’s primary to Jan. 31, ahead of Iowa and the rest of the pack.

“The Floridians knew the move was against party rules, but as former Gov. Bob Martinez explained: ‘We’re the biggest swing state in the union.’ And the biggest swing state does what it wants…”

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/article/blame-forida-gops-holiday-craziness/272881

WSJ: Holder’s Voter ID Fraud

“The AG invents fears of ballot suppression.

“The Obama Administration’s re-election mobilization continues: Witness Eric Holder’s attempt to play the race card and perhaps twist the law in a campaign against voter identification laws.

“In the Attorney General’s telling, the movement in the states to require voters to show some ID is a revival of minority disenfranchisement a la Jim Crow. A growing number of minorities, he said in a speech last week, are now worried about “the same disparities, divisions and problems” that beset the country in 1965 and “many Americans, for the first time in their lives . . . now have reason to believe that we are failing to live up” to the promise of democracy for all.

“If you haven’t heard about this national crisis, perhaps that’s because you don’t travel in Mr. Holder’s political circles. He is merely repeating the howls of groups like the NAACP and the George Soros-funded Brennan Center, which claim without evidence that voter ID laws hurt minorities.

“The NAACP even petitioned the United Nations this month for a human-rights ruling on what President Benjamin Jealous called a “tidal wave of assaults on the right to vote.” He meant in America, not Cuba or North Korea. The American Civil Liberties Union has sued to challenge a voter ID law in Wisconsin…”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203893404577100313135266898.html

Erin Shawn, Fox: NY ACORN and Voter Fraud

“A total of four Democratic officials and political operatives have now pleaded guilty to voter fraud-related felony charges in an alleged scheme to steal a New York election.

The latest guilty pleas expose the ease with which political insiders can apparently manipulate the electoral system and throw an election their way, by the forging of signatures of unsuspecting voters that are then cast as real votes.

“The phrase they use is: ‘making sure they vote the right way,’” said a source close to the case, which is unfolding in Troy, N.Y. “It is not a Democratic or Republican thing. … It is criminal.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/21/officials-plead-guilty-in-new-york-voter-fraud-case/

Moe Lane, RedState: Lieberman Jumps into Fast & Furious

Thanks Ted,

“Short version of the background: Operation Fast & Furious was a botched Department of Justice operation where the federal government catastrophically mucked up a program ostensibly designed to curtain illegal gun running to Mexico by… sustaining, encouraging, and enabling gun running to Mexico. Several hundred people have died as a result – including at least one American law enforcement official – and now questions are being asked in Congress.

“Including questions by Homeland Security Chair Joe Lieberman (CT). The Daily Caller reports that the retiring Senator has instructed his staff to ‘examine’ the circumstances regarding interagency ‘miscommunication’ with regard to the Fast & Furious program; which is actually somewhat worrisome to the White House, once you translate the announcement from Political Washingtonian to Standard English. Specifically, the Daily Caller was told by a spokesman that Senator Lieberman “believe[s] that the lack of interagency coordination along the border merits further examination, and as Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, he has directed his staff to follow up with the relevant federal agencies on that topic.” In other words, Senator Lieberman has already determined that somebody in the federal government is to blame; indeed, probably a whole flock of somebodies…”

http://www.redstate.com/moe_lane/2011/12/22/joe-lieberman-inserts-himself-into-operation-fast-furious/

William Kristol, Weekly Standard: Biden and the Taliban

Thanks Ted,

“…Last week, while defending the prospect of negotiations with the Taliban, Vice President Joe Biden blurted out: “Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy. That’s critical. There is not a single statement that the president has ever made in any of our policy assertions that the Taliban is our enemy . . .”

“There are a couple of striking things about Biden’s statement…

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/biden-vs-obama_614635.html

Richard Wolf, USA Today: Swarms Leave Rs and Ds

“A USA TODAY analysis of state voter registration statistics shows registered Democrats declined in 25 of the 28 states that register voters by party. Republicans dipped in 21 states, while independents increased in 18 states.

“The trend is acute in states that are key to next year’s presidential race. In the eight swing states that register voters by party, Democrats’ registration is down by 800,000 and Republicans’ by 350,000. Independents have gained 325,000…”

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2011-12-22/voters-political-parties/52171688/1

Newt Said It, Too

Dr. Paul currently denies writing or reading anti-semitic material in his newsletters in the ‘90s. Either he now lies or he confesses to being a bad manager for his publication…

“’I think that Congressman Paul has to explain his own situation and how he could have had a decade of newsletters that had his name on it that he apparently wasn’t aware of,’ Gingrich said.

“‘I think that somebody should say to him ‘OK, how much money did you make from the newsletters?’ These things are really nasty, and he didn’t know about it? Wasn’t aware of it? But he’s sufficiently ready to be president? It strikes me it raises some fundamental questions about him.’”

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/23/us-usa-campaign-gingrich-idUSTRE7BJ29720111223

Sherine El Madany, Reuters: Egypt’s Elections: Easy Victory by Islamists

“(Reuters) – Egypt’s two leading Islamist parties won about two-thirds of votes for party lists in the second round of polling for a parliament that will help draft a new constitution after decades of autocratic rule, the election committee said Saturday.

“The party list led by the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) won 36.3 percent of the list vote, while the ultra-conservative Salafi al-Nour Party took 28.8 percent, pushing the liberal Wafd party into third place…”

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/24/us-egypt-election-results-idUSTRE7BN0C620111224

Rowan Scarborough, Washington Times: Iraq Power Void

“The Iraqi government lost more than a fighting ally when the last U.S. troops left the country Sunday.

“Since the 2003 invasion, U.S. service members had woven themselves into the fabric of Iraq’s power structure – its politicians, soldiers, village elders and tribal sheiks.

Army and Marine Corps officers acted as small-town mayors. They had authority to spend nearly $4 billion over seven years on local construction and humanitarian projects via the Commanders Emergency Response Program.

“U.S. military personnel – whether sergeants, platoon leaders or brigade commanders – helped settle major political disputes in Baghdad and brokered talks at local levels among various tribal chiefs.

“Their power base: as many as 170,000 U.S. troops, M1 tanks, advanced jet fighters and the American military uniform.

“Now all that persuasive power is gone…”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/dec/22/us-exit-from-iraq-leaves-a-power-void/

Leon Watson, DailyMail: Sharia – “Off with their Hands and Feet”

“Barbaric textbooks handed out in Saudi Arabian schools teach children how to cut off a thief’s hands and feet under Sharia law, it has emerged.

“The shocking books, paid for and printed by the Saudi government, also tell teenagers that Jews need to be exterminated and homosexuals should be ‘put to death’.

“Recent editions were obtained by the Institute for Gulf Affairs in Washington, D.C., which says they should raise fears in the West over the use of jihadist language…”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2077658/The-Arabic-textbooks-children-chop-hands-feet-Sharia-law.html#ixzz1hQ350Fj3

Michael Falcone, ABC: Trump Bolts from GOP

“Donald Trump is officially a man without a party.

“The real estate mogul whose flirtation with the 2012 presidential race has never really ended despite announcing seven months ago he would not seek the Republican nomination has been signaling he wants to find other ways onto a presidential ticket.

Trump took another step in that direction on Thursday, switching his party affiliation from Republican to “unaffiliated,” according to a source close to the reality television star.

“According to the source, he did so because he is “disgusted” with the way Republicans are handling matters in Washington, including the recent payroll tax cut deal…”

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/12/donald-trump-bolts-republican-party-eyeing-other-2012-options/

From the Republican Committee of Chester County

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to you and your family. May you find all the joy and happiness this season and best wishes for a prosperous New Year!
Chairman Val DiGiorgio
and the Republican Committee of Chester County

See you all on the 27th!

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