In this issue

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review May 22, 2012/ 1 Sivan, 5772

The life of JimboBob

By Tom Purcell

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | While everyone's been talking about "The Life of Julia," I've been investigating her "missing years."

Julia, you see, is the title character in an online slide show created by the Obama re-election campaign that explains how the president's policies give Julia a better life.

At age 3, Julia is enrolled in Head Start, a pre-kindergarten program for children from low-income families.

At 25, she graduates from college and is better off, the Obama folks say, because he's keeping her college-loan rates low.

By 27, she benefits from ObamaCare and the "free" birth control it forces insurers to provide.

The slide show follows Julia through age 67, with Obama-supported government programs helping her every step of the way.

But one item the slide show doesn't explore is this: At 31, when Julia decides to have a child, Zachary, there's no mention of a father or a husband.

There's no mention of anything that happens between ages 31 and 37 -- Julia's "missing years."

After some investigative research, I was able to determine Zachary's father's name -- and what happens during that time.

The father's name is JimboBob -- and, boy, is he different from Julia.

She's clearly a sophisticated, highly progressive liberal, free from the stodgy traditions of more conservative people.

JimboBob, on the other hand, is a country bumpkin who never attended college. He's a skilled laborer, working hard to make a decent wage.

He and Julia have a chance encounter when her government-subsidized electric car breaks down and JimboBob, having just wrapped up his shift, helps push it to the side of the road.

Julia's 30 and eager to have a child. After she stops using her government-mandated-"free" birth control, she and JimboBob begin a relationship.

At 31, Julia gives birth to Zachary. JimboBob wants to marry her, but she refuses.

"Are you nuts?" says the independent woman. "What, and sacrifice my government benefits?"

Julia quits her job to stay home with Zachary. After all, the two qualify for all kinds of government assistance: welfare, housing, insurance, food, utilities, transportation ...

JimboBob pleads with her to marry him.

"But I will love you and take care of you," he says. "I will take our son hunting and teach him good values."

"No country bumpkin like you is going to teach Neanderthal values to my child," she replies. "Now beat it."

JimboBob spends thousands of dollars trying to win custody of his son, but is laughed out of court.

He knows government benefits are necessary to help those truly in need. Nobody disputes that, not even conservative Republicans.

But he senses those benefits are so out of control that they're displacing him as a man and a father.

Isn't that a key reason why more than half the children born in America today are born to single mothers?

Distraught, and not paying proper attention as he walks across a busy intersection, JimboBob is hit by a bus and killed instantly.

That's very bad for Zachary.

Despite all kinds of government programs to help him, Zachary eventually falls into the path taken by so many fatherless sons.

He gets in with the wrong crowd, drops out of school and eventually does time for breaking and entering and grand larceny.

His fate is one of the many unintended consequences common to "benevolent" government programs.

Now you know what happens during Julia's "missing years" -- and why they're missing from the slide show.

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