Jane Fonda Again…and Again…and Again…

January 20, 2015

Scheduled to speak at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, Jane Fonda was met by former military members protesting her 1972 “alleged” aiding-and-abetting-the-enemy visit to Hanoi during the Vietnam War. She said she understands and it makes her sad, but if she really understood she would just stay away from public appearances.

She is lucky to have not been charged with treason back in ’72 and since there is no statute of limitations on treason, she remains lucky she is not being charged today – so far. Her appearances always bring protesters because Vietnam veterans cannot and will not forget her irresponsible actions they feel cost the lives of American soldiers and helped thwart peace negotiations.

Her actions have been rationally considered treasonous by many and the book “Aid and Comfort” by Henry Mark Holzer and Erika Holzer makes the case very well. She deliberately skirts the issue of any treasonous behavior while continuously offering weak apologies. At her latest appearance, she said: “It hurts me and it will to my grave that I made a huge, huge mistake that made a lot of people think I was against the soldiers.” People don’t just “think” she was against the soldiers; her words and actions, especially her radio broadcasts from Hanoi, put it on display. She also remained proud of her “mistake” for quite a while.

Instead of being charged with treason, Jane came home and was allowed to make millions with exercise videos and movies. Her attendance at a few Iraq war protests dredged up bad memories for many Vietnam vets and some of them now make sure her every appearance is protested so that people will not forget.

If Jane is tired of these protests that hurt her so much – that’s just too bad. She should stay home and be happy she’s not in jail. Every time she shows up in the press it dredges up hurtful memories for Vietnam vets. Sympathy should go to the vets, not “Hanoi” Jane.

David J. Hentosh

The Press is NOT Charlie Hebdo

January 19, 2015

A great response to the hypocritical press concerning solidarity with Charlie Hebdo came from Rex Murphy last week at the National Post. He’s not buying their after-the-fact commitment and everyone needs to hear what he has to say about it.

From Rex Murphy

…we are in the middle of another blizzard of post-facto hashtag bravery…The solidarity would have been a lot more impressive, more persuasive, some time before this week’s mass butchery…Indeed, at our universities, newspapers and broadcasters, we have seen an ever-shrinking defense of free speech…the press and the universities, have been at best complicit and at worst cowardly when it comes up to defending freedom of speech — not from threats of Islamist fanatics with guns, but in much less demanding circumstances…

Where was this “we” when a video critical of Islam was mendaciously identified as the “cause” of the terror attack on Benghazi… Where is this We of the Hashtags when whole swathes of the press, and some political leaders, refuse to call acts that are plainly terroristic by their proper name…And where was We of the Hashtags when President Obama made the inexplicable declaration at the United Nations that “the future does not belong to those who slander the Prophet”…There is no “We are Charlie Hebdo” in that statement. There is surrender instead…Our universities bleat about inquiry and free speech, but they are feeble and craven, caving in to protestors and special interests…Where was “we” when a band of fatuous progressives protested former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice giving a convocation address at Rutgers University…Where was We of the Hashtags when Ann Coulter was pre-emptively cautioned about what she could or should say by officials at the University of Ottawa? Where was “we” when Ayaan Hirsi Ali was humiliated and an honourary degree invitation revoked after campus activists at Brandeis University — faculty and students — protested…There is no “we” after the killings. There are very few worthy of that claim … and, alas, under the shout of allahu akbar, 12 of them are now quite dead.

Read it here: We are not Charlie Hebdo

DJH

Hollywood Snipes at Sniper Film

January 19, 2015

Stirred by a scathing article in the New Republic by Dennis Jett who admits he has not seen the movie, several members of the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Sciences are speaking out against the film “American Sniper” for celebrating a man who they say “seems like he may be a sociopath”.

Lindy West in The Guardian says: “The real American Sniper was a hate-filled killer. Why are simplistic patriots treating him as a hero?” The idea of “simplistic patriots” (who don’t understand the “nuance” of patriotism as liberals do) does not jive with Dennis Jett’s complaint that the film’s trailer (remember, he hasn’t seen the film) “tries to make a straightforward situation more complex than it is”. The hypocrisy, however, is the same.

Those wearing T-shirts sporting the likeness of Che Guevera should not be complaining about treating a killer as a hero. Those wanting convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal released should not be upset about someone in the military killing terrorists. Those too politically correct to call terrorists “radical Islamists” should not be calling a US military sniper a “sociopath”.

In case you somehow missed the left’s hatred of the military in this, the media made sure to publish Michael Moore’s unbiased opinion. He informs us that snipers are cowards, and invaders are worse – the invaders being the evil US military of course. Multi-millionaire Moore is at his liberal best when complaining about millionaires or the country that made it possible for him to become a millionaire. He even qualified his statement to make sure we knew it was only US snipers he was calling cowards.

Many of the same complainers are also upset that “Selma” didn’t receive the Oscar nominations they felt it deserved. Dealing with racism, “Selma” automatically deserved Oscars regardless of whether or not they saw the movie. Some things are a given – just like Hollywood hypocrisy.

David J. Hentosh

“Free” Community College

January 16, 2015

The very basis for Obama’s “free” community college (as if anything from the government is “free”) is that college has become necessary for all, but that has gone unchallenged for far too long. Ann Coulter not only challenges that idea, she takes a look at the leftist politics involved. As usual, she nails it.

From Ann Coulter

Community college is already incredibly inexpensive. The only thing that will jack up the price is making it “free.”… The cost of a college education has increased by more than 1,000 percent only since 1978…People coming out of college in the ’50s knew more than any recent Yale graduate…They’re teaching gender studies, ethnic studies, moral equivalence and hatred of America…The fact that 80 percent of Weathermen – the violent ’60s radicals – are full college professors tells you all you need to know about the state of higher education today.

The cost of college spirals continuously upward…because college loans are backed by the taxpayer…(m)ore than half of recent college graduates are unemployed or underemployed, meaning they make substandard wages in jobs that don’t require a college degree…Democrats are colluding with colleges to create a market bubble for an increasingly worthless product…Why is the left not willing to admit that education is an industry, just like Lockheed Martin, Enron or Philip Morris?… liberals won’t make a peep about the College Industrial Complex because college professors are brainwashing students into leftist politics…Every year, another 10 million graduates emerge, hating God, their parents, America and Republicans…The education industry is how leftists make capitalists pay for socialism.

Read it all here: AS LONG AS OBAMA BROUGHT UP THE COST OF COLLEGE …

DJH

PC Idiotic Denial

January 15, 2015

Aided by politically correct useful idiots, radical Islamists are winning their war of terror. While President Obama and the liberal media remain terrorized over labeling the killers “radical Islamists”, saner people around the world are becoming more terrorized by the increasing denial on display.

Even after al Qaeda proudly claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks, blame continues to be spread to everyone but Islamic terrorists. Israel is being blamed by former president Jimmy Carter; Abu Ghraib is being blamed by David Rothkopf of Foreign Policy magazine; the President of Turkey is blaming French security forces; Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is blaming Western leaders; University of London professor Gilbert Achcar is blaming the US; and, of course, some French Muslims are blaming “shape-shifting Jews”.

One would think that France’s tough gun laws would keep the anti-gun crowd on the sidelines in the wake of the Paris attack, but Hollywood’s Liam Neeson couldn’t help himself. He took this opportunity to come out screaming about “too many guns out there”. He also refused to accept that violence in movies has any influence violence in society. Liam is bathed in PC denial on many levels.

CNN unconditionally surrendered to the terrorists without a fight by refusing to show the latest cover of Charlie Hebdo, declaring: “…it is our policy not to show potentially offensive images of the prophet”. CNN has no problems with the infamous “piss Christ” or cartoons ridiculing Jewish people. It’s just the prophet they fear offending. The recent religious ruling from a Saudi cleric forbidding the building of snowmen (because they are anti-Islamic) will surely bring more protective pixelating from CNN.

Idiotic PC adherents fear offending Muslims much more than they fear terrorist attacks. The Obamedia continually frets over it and tries hard to deny radical Islamists have any association with Islam. With protection such as this, is it any wonder terrorists are winning?

David J. Hentosh

Paris Rally Only a Gesture

January 13, 2015

The largest demonstration in France’s history was little more than a feel-good gesture. It was nice that it brought many world leaders together for a moment of solidarity against barbaric terrorism, but it would be nicer if they actually did something to stop terrorism. As long as political correctness continues to reign there will be no advance made against terrorism.

Political correctness continues to be more important than reality for far too many. From president Obama to Howard Dean to the NY Times, the mere mention of Islam or Muslims in relation to a terrorist attack brings more outrage than the bloody attacks themselves. There is more concern and debate about what not to call terrorists than how to combat them, and fear of offending Muslims is greater than fear of terrorism.

Many otherwise intelligent people have bought into this PC foolishness. It makes them feel good and righteous about themselves, but it is literally killing us. European countries are mired in political correctness and now they are becoming mired in terrorism. One follows the other and until the world sees this, the terrorists will continue to win – and they are most certainly winning. Our entire way of life has been disrupted and our freedom has become restrained because of terrorist victories.

The Paris rally did little against terrorism but it did highlight our administration’s continuing political bungling when only an ambassador was sent to represent the US. Obama’s fear of offending Muslims overcame his fear of offending the rest of the world. Yes, he has done more actually fighting terrorism than those marching, but it was still a political blunder.

Obama’s appearance with busloads of Secret Service agents was certainly not missed and Biden’s absence was more of a relief than anything else. However, Holder was right there in Paris and deliberately held back from attending by Obama. That was certainly a message being sent. Had this been a rally against police, Holder would surely have been ordered to lead the march. Sad, but true.

David J. Hentosh

Politically Correct Terror

January 10, 2015

Reporting on the Paris terrorist attack, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, wallowing in self-righteous political correctness, referred to the perpetrators as “activists”. One could almost sense her disappointment that France’s strict gun laws stopped her from being able to blame the attack on guns rather than “activists”.

Amanpour is not the only one refusing to give up a politically correct posture in the face of terror. With almost all terrorists proclaiming Islam to be their motivation and quoting the Koran as they slaughter innocent people, many in the mainstream media continue to warn us not to mention Islam when talking about terror attacks. It is the first thing, if not the only thing, many worry about after every attack.

If the Muslim world doesn’t like being branded as terrorists, they need to do something about it instead of just being offended. Where are the protests against terrorists from all those peaceful Muslims? Why has there been no Million Muslim March against terrorism in Washington, DC? Why do we only hear outrage from the Muslim community when they are offended by so-called “Islamaphobia”?

It is impossible to fight terrorism when so many useless fools continue to fear offending those who want to kill us. European countries such as France allow Muslim immigrants to set up stand-alone Muslim communities with their own Sharia law rather than dare offend them with European laws. Our own president seems more concerned about offending Islam than the releasing of murderous terrorists from prison.

It is tiring to continually be told that the majority of Muslims are peace loving people and that the religion of Islam is a peaceful religion – and then be attacked by Muslims in the name of that peaceful religion. Political correctness is terrorizing the entire world and paralyzing us against “activists” engaged in killing us. These “activists” are winning a war that far too many won’t even admit we are engaged in. We need to kill political correctness because it is certainly killing us.

David J. Hentosh

Forgetting Too Easily

January 5, 2015

As the economy begins to recover slightly, Obama’s approval ratings are also beginning to recover and it indicates how easily the American people forget. For years our poor economy was blamed on everything and everyone but Obama but now that it has stopped sinking, people are willing to give Obama credit for it and a pass on everything else.

Obama’s poor approval ratings were the result of his failure in almost everything, especially foreign affairs where he has lowered esteem for the US across the globe. He has demonstrated poor decision making skills, refused to take responsibility, and displayed a deliberate disregard of majority public opinion. He has refused to work with Republicans, demeaning them continuously, and has ignored his own party in favor of his personal agenda.

Under Obama, the workplace has “transformed” from an environment of full-time employment to part-time with many people having given up looking for a job. Decreased unemployment rolls are being spun as evidence of economic recovery but many unemployed have maxed-out on benefits and no longer count in the statistics. Wages are stagnant, jobs are still scarce, and college graduates are finding very few prospects.

Race relations in the country have worsened as Obama fuels the fire by partnering with Al Sharpton. Taxpayers and businesses are being negatively affected as Obamacare continues to dump its time-released provisions on the country. Our borders remain unsecured as Obama’s personal amnesty policy attracts more and more illegal aliens, burdening our social assistance programs further.

For all these reasons and many more, Obama’s approval ratings dropped considerably. Yet, far too many people are now willing to forget it all because of a “slight” improvement in the economy. How soon they forget and how easily they are fooled.

David J. Hentosh

 

Stupid Racial Agenda

December 30, 2014

By making race monger Al Sharpton his go-to guy, president Obama has encouraged racial hostilities in the country. His recent claim that race relations are better now than when he took office is just more self-serving rhetoric having no basis in reality. The stupidity of Obama, de Blasio, and other so-called “leaders” aligning with Sharpton has produced a top-down, anti-police atmosphere resulting in two policemen being executed in NY City.

The police in NY City feel abandoned by Mayor de Blasio and now face an increasingly hostile black community. The danger facing policeman in NY City has always been high but de Blasio’s foolish actions have made it worse and the police are responding in ways that will put us all in danger.

Concerned for their personal safety and feeling under attack from the community and the government, police in the city are turning a blind eye to minor crimes. Delayed response times and lack of summonses have resulted from de Blasio’s foolishness and morale is at an all-time low in the police force. One can expect crime to increase in NY City as it becomes obvious to all that police response has eroded.

The execution style killing of the two police officers in NY City has been mimicked in a thwarted attempt in North Carolina and can be expected to occur in other cities across the country. Every police shooting is now being protested as police brutality regardless of the circumstances and it is only a matter of time before other police departments begin to delay response times or not respond at all.

Our only line of defense against runaway crime and chaos in the streets has been compromised by a stupid racial agenda encouraged by Obama. Leadership from the White House on many issues has become non-existent but this goes beyond lack of leadership. This agenda seems to sanction rioting, violence, and racial unrest – and it is dangerous.

David J Hentosh

Obama the Valet – Part II

December 18, 2014

Sometimes it’s a mundane story that best reveals character, or lack of. So it is with the current story of Barrack and Michelle Obama’s experiences that they perceive depict racism in America. It is, as they say, a story with legs and it is still walking – and revealing.

First of all, if the experiences related by the First Couple are their most memorable brushes with racism, they should be shouting from the rooftops about the success this country has had in combating racism. After all, their related experiences have been shared in some manner by a lot of people of all races and creeds and are far more amusing than demeaning and hardly scratch the surface of racism.

Second of all, their far-from-racist stories show how removed they are and have been from the typical black experience in this country. Almost every member of the black community has, unfortunately, come up against real and hateful racism at some time and the Obamas’ stories demean those experiences and insult those who have experienced true racism.

Thirdly, Michelle’s related Target story turns out to be a re-run and re-spun story. The first telling was on The David Letterman Show in 2012 and it was related as a funny, feel-good story explaining how her fear of having her cover blown while shopping in Target did not materialize. The latest telling darkly spins it to fit the racist America narrative that her husband is actively pushing from the bully pulpit.

Everything coming from the Obamas is agenda driven, contrived, and deceiving. An interview for People Magazine intended to be a personal, inside look ends up stirring more hatred and racial tensions so that…well…it’s just not clear why Obama is deliberately stirring the racism pot. Then, again, a lot of things he does do not make sense.

If you look close, this story gives a much better inside look at the Obamas than People Magazine intended – and it’s not a pretty sight.

David J. Hentosh


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