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 August 18, 2011 / 18 Menachem-Av, 5771

Sticks & stones may break our bones but slander will make us vote

By Dave Weinbaum

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Remember Tucson ? Jared Laughner went on a shooting bender and savagely murdered six and wounded many, including his main target, Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. Never mind his incessant stalking of Gifford. Local Sheriff, Clarence Dupnik, responsible for the safety of the citizens in his jurisdiction, went ballistic, post attack. Did he rage against Loughner? NO! Did he blame lack of personnel/weapons/logistics? NO! Did his posse call in sick? NO!

Aping his idol Obama, the bad sheriff couldn't wait to get on a mike and declare the likes of Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck to be guilty of mass murder and hate crimes.

He wasn't alone. Most of the Lib press followed his lead. Paul Krugman couldn't wait to file his toxic hit orders on talk radio icons and conservative politicians. Our president used a memorial service as a campaign opportunity and pled with Rodney King logic, "Can't we just get along?" Barack blamed radical talk from both sides, but failed to point out the total culpability of the left and the President's own hate talk. I didn't hear one talk radio host, politician or Tea Partier blame the rhetoric of the left for Loughner's mayhem.

Now we have the continued spectacle of the blamers-in-charge calling innocent American citizens concerned about the Socialist direction their country is being driven. They are called:

  • Terrorists

  • Kidnapers

  • Hillbillies (Jewbilly for me)

  • Hoosiers (Joosier for me)

  • Rednecks

  • Saboteurs

  • Nazis

  • Racists

  • Christians

I might note that as a Jew and proud Tea Partier, I've been subjected to the occasional "dirty Jew" comments on my radio show and blithering anti-Semitism on the Web.

And worst of all? BIG CORPORATIONS LOVE US! Oh the shame! I'm still waiting for our check from the Koch bros!

"You cannot have failure and tell people they want more." Pat Cadell, Democratic Pollster on President Obama

You may ask why the left want to demonize the Tea Partiers. After all, shouldn't they be able to sell the American public on the sober direction of their policies and point to their successes?

LOL! Sorry, but these days you have to take chuckles where you find 'em.

The answer is it's precisely why the left does most of the defamation. Their policies, when you can actually drag them out of hiding, are hideous. It's a lesson we first learned under FDR, then forty years later under Jimmy, and now, coincidentally, forty years later under Obama.

They're like the cicadas of the insect world who appear every 13 years to a screeching but brief life. Their purpose is to bury another batch of eggs. Like clockwork, they hatch into another screaming crop of insects exactly 13 years later.

As articulate as President Obama is, he can only explain with blame. Tea Partiers, earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis, floods, nuclear disasters, Lady Gaga's sudden drop in popularity, foreign wars, Congressionally approved or not, and the plague of ant flatulence in Australia are all credited with his failure. Claiming he'd be responsible and accountable was only done to GET elected. Blaming events and others is meant to get him elected again.

Obama's dilemma is we have the YouTubes.

Different day, SOS

Dear Leader, the man, the legend, the Messiah, AKA President Downgrade is incapable of pointing his golf-blistered finger at the real enemy of the American economy. HIM! Look:

  • Nobody forced him to run for President-well maybe he was encouraged by his selectors, Louis Farrakhan, Father Pfleger, Reverend Wright and George Soros.

  • Nobody forced him to appoint scholastic imbeciles to run our economy who had no practical experience in the private marketplace.

  • Nobody forced him to shove two trillion in stimulus dollars down our throats, guaranteeing unemployment wouldn't breech 8%. Gee, how'd that work out?

  • Nobody forced him not to insist the Dem-ruined--I mean--run Congress prepare and present a budget for almost three years now.

  • Nobody forced him or his AG, Eric Holder to use race and class warfare to demonize law-abiding citizens.

  • Nobody forced him to mimic DNC talking points that the recent kerfuffle in our economy was due to those savage rightwing radicals, the Tea Partiers.

"The anger out there is palpable!" Pat Cadell

Finally, nobody forced him to pass Obamacare-a 2,700-page bill whose main funding apparatus is mandating citizens pay premiums 'til death. This fiasco legislation has since been rendered unconstitutional in two appellate courts. That'll probably be a couple 100 billion more in cost or, for the grace of G-d, kill this monstrosity altogether.

It's too bad all Dem efforts seem to be keeping power by demonizing and separating rather than doing what our founders taught us--keeping a low-profile nonintrusive government.

One thing I can tell you is come election time, there are a lot of people who aren't going to forget what the President and his party have called us. As I've done in recent radio shows and this column, I'm going to remind them of the slander from on high. Come November 2012, to coin Reverend Wrights' words:


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