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1) Obama personally oversaw the OBL mission but he was not involved when White House staff were directly emailing the Energy Department to fund Obama-Donor-Run Solyndra despite the warnings of the Energy Department that the company will go bust.
2) Obama personally oversaw the OBL mission but was not involved in the deadly mess up (to put it mildly) known as Fast and Furious whose plan was to give guns to criminals in Mexico.
3) Obama personally oversaw the OBL mission but was not involved when the Department of Justice (DOJ) leaked documents to smear a whistel blower in Fast and Furious.
“Jacob Ostreicher has suffered long enough. He has been held in Bolivia without formal charges for nearly two years, including 18 months in prison,” said human rights subcommittee Chairman Smith, who traveled to Bolivia twice in 2012 to assist Ostreicher.“The Bolivian authorities have presented no evidence against him. It is long past time for them to adjudicate the case. Under their own law, he should be free now.”
In my Audio Update of May 14, 2013, I discusses the paradox of many Hasidim who are enthusiastically pro-Republican all while collecting Medicaid and Food Stamps. Audio Here
In his Audio Update of 5/13/13, Yossi Gestetner explains how President Obama’s speech writers play around with words to be in both sides of an issue. Specifically, Gestetner notes how Obama ‘uses’ the word Terror without actually ‘calling’ terrorist attacks a terror attack. It’s an important distinction. Listen to the Audio
This is quite an interesting story out of Rockland County NY: The Democrats have three candidates running for County Executive this year and the Republicans have one main name Ed Day; a member of the County Legislature. But here is how it gets interesting.
Preserve Ramapo is a local activist group whose official platform is to preserve the environment in Town of Ramapo; the most populated town in Rockland. But over the years their agenda has been brazenly anti-Orthodox Jews who make up about 30% of the Town. Preserve’s options on the Dem side this election was very limited:
The Jobbik Party of Hungary – the Party pushing now brazen anti-Semitism – is endlessly presented in the Jewish Media as being “Far-Right.” As a Political Conservative, I don’t feel obligated to defend or deny the existence of extremists on either end of the political spectrum. To the contrary, I condemn it regardless the source. But when members of the Jewish media and leadership try taking me on a ride, I like to step off and turn the wheel the other way.
J.J. Goldberg at the Forward, trying to show how “stupid” Gun Rights forces are, wrote that more Americans were killed this year by toddlers using guns than by terrorists. Well J.J. according to this report, two children die weekly in the U.S.A. from parents who run them over. 2,400 children per year are wounded from parents who run them over in a driveway; that’s ten times more than the 240 people who were injured in Boston. Both cases J.J. (cars and guns) are accidents; not policy. But using your snarky comparison, we should outlaw parents driving cars when their kids are under 10 years old.
Jacob Kornbluh – a frequent contributor to this website – penned a piece on his personal blog arguing that whatever arrangement David Greenfield may have had with Yeshiva World News, can be said on Assemblyman Dov Hikind and VIN News. Regardless the accuracy of either account, this got messy.
Nick Powell, the City and State reporter who broke the Greenfield story, got into a fighting match with Kornbluh today afternoon on Twitter, and here is some of the play-by-play:
After the report that was released yesterday that NYC Councilman David Greenfield might be behind the pen name Dov Gordon on The Yeshiva World News website, we reviewed the timeline of the @DovGordonYWN twitter account, and here is what we found:
From the 181 tweets on the twitter account, there are 51 tweets that refer to Councilman David Greenfield (@NYCGreenfield) or Assemblyman Dov Hikind (@HikindDov).
Councilman Greenfield - 28 Retweets, 10 Positive, 0 Negative, and 2 Neutral.
Assemblyman Hikind – 0 Retweets, 0 Positive, 9 Negative, 4 Neutral.
Do your math.
In your recent appearance on the Zev Brenner Show, you came on for one reason, but you missed the point, and we would really appreciate if you can answer this question.
The reason you appeared on the show was to defend the RJC in face of recent criticism, but you left the main question unanswered. Therefore I’m here on the behalf of our readers, as a political website catering mainly to Orthodox Jews, we really would like to know, why is it that the RJC chose to ignore the Orthodox Jewish electorate in NYC and elsewhere?
This chart shows Bill Clinton lied to you in 1992 when he complained about the economy and he lied again when he sold you in 2012 that things are fine. Remember, the economy in 1992 was $5.5 trillion smaller than now and the country 20 years younger, yet economic growth (in inflation adjusted dollars so no spin Libs!), was larger than now! Notion that Clinton fixed a broken economy (off of which Hillary bases a 2016 run) is a load of crap! GDP las four quarers was $243.7 billion vs. $348.2 billion in 1992:
[CHART Below] 74% Jewish Children in NYC and likely a huge percentage elsewhere too, are Orthodox. There is nothing in the “Blueprint to Victory” of the Republican Jewish Coalition which shows their interest or strategy to make Orthodox Jews, especially Ultra-Orthodox/Hasidic Jews (the fastest growing and most politically conservative Jewish Group) part or central of their plan. To the contrary, the ad mentions that Jewish Voters in RJC polling had “real concern” about the GOP’s stance on special issues such as Gay Marriage. Really? The ‘Jewish Republican’ of 2016 and 2012 thinks the GOP is not liberal enough on these issues? What a joke.
In FIVE years from now, the Boston bombings will be a small blemish in our memories. Consider this via Fox:
“Jan. 24, 1975, a bomb goes off at historic Fraunces Tavern in New York City, killing four people. It was one of 49 bombings attributed to the Puerto Rican nationalist group FALN between 1974 and 1977 in New York… Also, Dec. 29, 1975, a bomb hidden in a locker explodes at the TWA terminal at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, killing 11 people and injuring 75. Palestinian, Puerto Rican and Croatian groups are suspected, but no arrests are made.”
Those bombings and deaths were apparently not even an issue in the 1980 elections. Really, find me news items or history books of the 1980 elections where those bombings were (broadly) discussed. Go out and poll it and I promise you 75% people don’t even know that five times more people died of terror in the U.S. in 1975 than in the Boston bombings
A Tweet from the Jewish Daily Forward linking to a recent article asked why the YU Alumni is ok with the YU Rabbi who used the term “Schvartzer” but is angry with Former President Jimmy Carter. The tweet was referring to YU’s Rabbi Schechter who said that a Jew in prison with ‘a Muslim a Shvartzer’ (African American) may be in trouble; a line for which he took a lot of heat.
As someone who has had more than four hundred of his Yiddish articles published in major Yiddish papers; as someone who analyzes daily political and business news on a major Yiddish Information line, I believe I can – without getting involved in the context of Rabbi Schechter’s speech - address with some authority the issue of whether the Yiddish term ‘Shvartzer’ is indeed racist: