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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 Nov 28, 2011 / 2 2 Kislev, 5772

Gingrich is right: Odious occupiers need baths and jobs

By Jack Kelly




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | County workers removed 200 pounds of human excrement from where Occupy Santa Cruz protesters encamped. Occupy Wall Street protesters defecated on their doorsteps, residents of lower Manhattan complained.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg evicted OWS squatters from Zuccotti Park because he feared public health was threatened by outbreaks of lice, scabies and lung disease. Health officials in San Francisco also feared disease might spread to the community from the OWS encampment there.

So when Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said OWS protesters should "go get a job right after you take a bath," he was offering sound advice. But cable news anchors took umbrage.

Mr. Gingrich's remark was "toxic," said MSNBC's Thomas Roberts.

"Newt Gingrich offers a very personal insult to the protesters, suggesting that they're dirty and need a good wash," said Martin Bashir of CNN. "But if anyone's dirty, it's Newt Gingrich, a man whose personal morality has been drawn from the sewer."

"Someone needs a bath, and I don't think it's the people from Occupy Wall Street," fumed Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program. "To cast aspersions and to speak down to these people as if they should be flipped away? It's disgusting, absolutely disgusting. It literally made my skin crawl."

In the early days, Occupy Wall Street drew massive, mostly favorable news coverage and won endorsements from leading Democrats, who have touted their support in fund raising appeals.

"We understand their frustration," said Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, Oct. 11. "We applaud their activism."

"We are on their side," President Barack Obama told ABC News Oct. 18. "You are the reason I ran for office," he told OWS protesters in New Hampshire Tuesday.

Much of the news media played down unsavory aspects of Occupy Wall Street. But over time the arrests (about 4,000); violence (murders and rapes as well as the customary assaults on policemen) and vulgarity affected public opinion.

"The whole world is watching, and it's generally repulsed by what it's seen," said public relations expert Fraser Seitel.

OWS now polls badly. Ms. Brzezinski's rant came at a time when other liberals are backing away.

"The arrests and occasional violence marking Occupy Wall Street's two month anniversary underscore Democrats' strategy of keeping their distance from the protest movement," Beth Fouhy of the Associated Press wrote, disingenuously, Nov. 17.

Despite Ms. Fouhy's efforts to drop it down the memory hole, the Democrats' embrace of Occupy Wall Street will hurt them in 2012, thinks Democrat pollster Douglas Schoen.

Who'da thunk a protest movement composed largely of ignorant and arrogant rich kids with no coherent agenda who deliberately disrupt the lives of working people, urinate and defecate in public, steal from street vendors and assault old ladies and little children would become unpopular?

Most normal people would have. Prominent liberals didn't. Why not?

Aging liberals have a romanticized memory of the protests of the 1960s, when they saw themselves as standing up to the establishment -- before they became the establishment.

The mythology of the faux heroism of those days is spread to the young by leftist professors who attack "the system" from comfortable sinecures the system pays for.

Nostalgia for the old days increases as liberals seek escape from mounting evidence in the present of the failure of the policies they've advocated all their lives.

OWS epitomizes liberalism's greatest failure. The "Me" generation has spawned the "Gimme" generation.

"The Occupy movement starts with the premise that we all owe them everything," Mr. Gingrich said. "They take over a public park they didn't pay for, go nearby to use bathrooms they didn't pay for, beg for food from places they don't want to pay for, obstruct those who are going to work to pay the taxes to sustain the bathrooms and to sustain the park, so they can self-righteously explain they are the paragons of virtue to which we owe everything. This is a pretty good symptom how much the left has collapsed as a moral system in this country."

The truth stings. That Newt Gingrich expressed it so well is, I suspect, the real reason for Ms. Brzezinski's rancor.

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JWR contributor Jack Kelly, a former Marine and Green Beret, was a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration.

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