Archive for February 24, 2009

If anyone thinks that the 900 million that Obama Wants to give to the Palestinians is not going to end up helping to kill Jews, then they must be true blue Obama supporters:

The United States plans to offer more than $900 million to help rebuild Gaza after Israel’s invasion and to strengthen the Western-backed Palestinian Authority, U.S. officials said on Monday.

The money, which needs U.S. congressional approval, will be distributed through U.N. and other bodies and not via the militant group Hamas, which rules Gaza, said one official.

Sure we all know how well the UN has kept money out of terrorists hands in Gaza.

Stop the ACLU is not amused:

So, let’s see: blaming Isreal? Check. UN and others getting the credit for spreading US money (which seems to be appearing out of a unicorns a**)? Check. None of the money going through Hamas? Good luck with that! Remember Hamas taking the international aid sent to Gaza during the last conflict?

I wonder how much the UN will siphon off before it even gets to Gaza?

Riehl World View:

$900 Million To Gaza? Are They Insane?

Hotair:

Wasn’t one of the left’s chief criticisms of Israel’s Gaza operation that there was no Plan B if Hamas disintegrated? Fatah couldn’t ride in as the white knight on the backs of Israeli tanks to restore order or else they’d be seen as stooges and collaborators, we were told, not unreasonably. How is this de facto bribe of Gazans by Uncle Sam to restore Abbas to authority any different?

Israellycool:

With the US economy struggling, US Secretary of Hilary Clinton plans to announce a $900 million pledge of US aid for Gaza and the “good” terrorists of the PA. But don’t worry. The money is not going to Hamas.

Meryl Yourish.com:

Martin Peretz one of Barack Obama’s most prominent pro-Israel supporters is starting to express doubts about the administration’s stand towards Israel.

LGF:

It will be used for humanitarian purposes, of course, so that the Hamas “government” can spend all their money on bombs, weapons, and ammunition, instead of building a decent society for their children.

Joshua Pundit speaks a basic truth:

Make no mistake about it – UNRWA is in bed with Hamas, hires terrorists and facillitates the attacks on Israel. Any money given to UNRWA will end up in Hamas’ hands.As a matter of fact, it already does. Things will be even more cut and dried as soon as the unity government Obama is pushing for between Hamas and Fatah takes hold.

My final thought: To some administration supporters the dead Jews that will result from this is a feature, not a bug, but hey US Jews voted overwhelmingly for this president. No whining allowed!

Update: National Review The Corner:

If an organization comprised of American citizens attempted to do this, they could be prosecuted and imprisoned for decades on charges of providing material support to a terrorist organization. (I would say “would be prosecuted,” but with this administration, who knows?) Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (an old hand at empowering Palestinian terrorists) are now proposing to give nearly a billion dollars to a Hamas subsidiary — knowing full well that this funding must inevitably result in the murder of innocent people.

Congress can stop this from happening. Michael Steele and Republicans can show real leadership and moral clarity in the war against Islamic radicalism while the many Democrats who support Israel can step up to the plate. It’s one (foolish) thing to “engage” our enemies in self-loathing negotiations; it’s quite another to fund them.

Will they act?

The Stark Truth: Amazon Review

Posted: February 24, 2009 by datechguy in amazon reviews, baseball
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My Review of Jason Stark’s Book: The Stark Truth. is available at Amazon.com here.

It is definitely worth the $1 I paid for it but I wouldn’t have paid more for it. I must admit I am a fan of anyone who trumpets the virtues of Yogi Berra as the greatest catcher of all time.

His Overrated list
RHP Nolan Ryan
LHP Sandy Koufax
Relief P Lee Smith

DH Ron Blomberg
C Benito Santiago
1B Steve Garvey
2B Steve Sax
3B Greg Nettles
SS Phil Rizzuto
LF Lou Brock
CF Andruw Jones
RF Dave Winfield

His Underrated List

RHP Bob Feller
LHP Babe Ruth
Relief P Goose Gossage
DH Edger Martinez

C Yogi Berra
1B Hank Greenberg
2B Craig Biggio
3B Ron Santo
SS Barry Larkin
LF Stan Musial
CF Duke Snyder
RF Frank Robinson

How Berra, Snyder, Robinson and the Duke can be as ignored as they are is criminal. I should point out that he gives a 2-5 list on each position. I like including Dwight Evans as the 2nd most underrated Right Fielder but I question the absence of Harold Baines in the top 5 underrated DH’s.

He also gives a top 3 over/under for each team. Yaz tops the overrated Redsox list.

…then I know I’m on the right track:

Seems increasingly like all the “Fascist Bush” caterwauling was the usual fake, dishonest theater meant as a means to an end – the end being to destroy the hated “election stealer” and his legacy, and not much more.

But you know, for someone who “did everything wrong,” his policies suddenly seem wise and right to some surprising people.

It’s easy to campaign and criticize. It’s much more difficult to govern, especially knowing that if you don’t keep the country safe, you don’t get re-elected.

And if you don’t get re-elected, good heavens! How can you continue and complete the coup?

Even with restrictions to free speech and the press watching your back as much as possible, and destroying all possible rivals, it will be very hard for them to spin it if people start saying, “at least Bush kept us safe, not like Obama.”

The whole article is one of the best things I’ve read in a while. She put it much better then I did and launches a defense of the Bush Administration that is well deserved.

Eat Drink and be merry for tomorrow is Lent

Posted: February 24, 2009 by datechguy in catholic
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Fat Tuesday is upon us. The last day before Lent begins.

So have a good time and feast, there is a special buffet at the Boarder Bar and Grille today party hearty!