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Evan Sayet: Why Jews Vote Democrat

American Jews overwhelmingly tend to vote Democrat for one simple reason: they see the choice as being between 1) the Democrats and their belief in nothing versus 2) the Republicans and their beliefs based on their Christian faith and heritage.

Given that choice, then, rather than side with people of faith – which they see as a different and potentially antagonistic belief system – they feel safer in the party that is devoid of any values or convictions.

The “thinking” behind this is that, if people believe in things then they might fight for those things. They might even commit atrocities in their name. Only those who believe in nothing have nothing to kill or fight for. If everyone just believed in nothing, the “thinking” goes: then the Jews would be safe, for if one doesn’t believe in anything then they can’t believe the Jews are bad.

These people believe that it is beliefs and not what was believed that led to the Holocaust and to all of the other world’s atrocities. It’s why the Modern Liberal’s Blueprint for Utopia as rendered by John Lennon sought a world without countries, religions or any other values or convictions (just all the people living for “today.”)

This fear was perhaps best articulated by Rabbi Joshua Hammerman who declared that “Emboldened faithful can do insane things, like burn mosques [or by extension engage in pogroms, crusades and holocausts], bash gays [or, by extension, bash Jews] or indiscriminately banish immigrants [including the Jews].”

How deep – and insane – is this fear? Consider that what led Rabbi Hammerman to feel such terror was not a meeting of the Ku Klux Klan or a gathering of Neo-Nazis. It was his horror a few years back, over the possibility that the proud Christian Tim Tebow might lead his team to the Super Bowl which would then “embolden” his “faithful,” leading to the possibility of rampages and atrocities.

The Modern Liberal is, of course, wrong. In fact, he is as wrong as wrong can be. First, he is wrong to believe that a nation without values will keep the Jews safe. In fact, a nation without values is exactly the one that would be willing to commit atrocities because there’s nothing morally to stop them. Further, as anyone who knows my work knows: Indiscriminateness of thought does not lead to indiscriminateness of policy. Instead it leads invariably and inevitably to siding with evil over good and wrong over right.

This is why the Jews are not only typically the first target of the Liberal but the people he has the most hatred for. Witness the singling out of Israel for divestment and boycott and the blood libels offered by the likes of Jimmy Carter and John Kerry.

Secondly, he is wrong about Christians being antagonistic to Judaism. Yes, in the past – in the Old World – Christians saw Jews as an a different religion, one that, if adopted by their children would see them denied eternal life. But American Christianity is different.

From the start – in starting this nation and from the moment the settlers arrived – American Christians saw the Jews differently. They saw Judaism not as another religion but as the antecedent and a necessary and true part of their own heritage and beliefs. After all, not only was their savior a Jew, but he made it clear that he’d come not to change His father’s laws – the laws that the Jews brought to the world. American Christians – unlike any other Christians in the past (and elsewhere today) – see Judaism as part of their own religion and whole-heartedly embrace the Jews, the Jewish people and Israel.

Are there Christian anti-Semites? Of course. But anti-Semitism from the Right in America is episodic. Jew-hatred from the Left, on the other hand, is official and endemic – in the universities, in the media which spins stories about the Middle East to make the Jews look bad and culpable in the attacks upon them and in the Democratic Party of Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama.
That the Christian Right overwhelmingly tends to embrace Judaism is evident in the phrase they use to describe America’s heritage: Judeo-Christian, and in the overwhelming support for Israel found in the Republican Party and its supporters.

Jew-hatred is endemic to the Left – be it National Socialism (Nazism), Communism or today’s Democratic Party. For the Jews, prosperity and safety are not found in siding with those who reject all values but in those who have the better values. It’s not a coincidence that the first Judeo-Christian nation in all of human history is also the place that has provided the Jews with the most welcoming, free and safe existence since the original land of Israel. Nor is it surprising that the Europe the Democrats seek to emulate was not only the home of Nazism and Communism but today is seeing a resurgence of Jew-hatred.


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[VIDEO] The Case for Israel – FIREWALL w/ BILL WHITTLE

[VIDEO] The Case for Israel – Firewall w/ Bill Whittle

As Israel is under attack from Hamas in the Gaza strip and BDS — Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions — right here in America, Bill Whittle makes the historical and moral case for Israel, and shows just who, indeed, are the tyrants and aggressors in the Middle East


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[VIDEO] Remy: Working 9 to 5 (Obamacare Remix)

The new health care law shakes up Remy’s employment situation.  Approx. 1:50 minutes.

Written and performed by Remy. Musical Arrangement by Ben Karlstrom. Video by Meredith Bragg.

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Wake up in the morning ten minutes late, I
hit the snooze like a Chris Brown date I
brush all my teeth, I’m driving, and I’m on my way
But I’m floored when I walk into the joint I’m
more confused than Joe Namath with a coin my
boss’ memo says starting today

I’m working 1 to 5
My hours keep on falling
Now I’m not full-time
All the creditors keep calling
Said I could keep my plan
I’m no longer a believer
My new deductible’s so high
you’d think its dad was Jeremy Bieber

Working 1 to 5
Not trying to be controversial
it’s just I’m home and I’m
watching J.G. Wentworth commercials
Say goodbye full time
and hello to under-employment
Because I’m working fewer hours
than a Flappy Bird high score

Working 1 to 5
I’m no longer out there toiling
My work schedule
is less complete than a Sochi toilet
Oh the New York Times
assures me that it’s liberating
from what it isn’t clear I guess
employment compensation

Working 1 to 5
Insecure and broke that’s right
Working 1 to 5
Like the Obamacare website
Working 1 to 5
It’s just a simple task
It’s like they drilled the Keystone XL pipeline
directly up my…

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Son of Hamas founder converts to Christianity, goes on CNN, exposes Hamas

Hamas does not want to coexist with Israel. It’s that simple.

This is from Mossab’s Wikipedia page. He was also an undercover spy for Israel. God bless this incredible man:

Mosab Hassan Yousef (Arabic: مصعب حسن يوسف‎) (born 1978)[3] is a Palestinian and son of a Hamas founder and leader SheikhHassan Yousef.[1] From 1997 to 2007, he worked undercover for Israel’s internal security service Shin Bet, which considered him its most valuable source within the Hamas leadership.[1]

According to Israeli sources, the information Yousef supplied prevented dozens of suicide attacks and assassinations of Israelis, exposed numerous Hamas cells,[1] and assisted Israel in hunting down many militants, including his own father.[4] In March 2010, he published his autobiography titled Son of Hamas.[5]

Yousef has since converted to Christianity and moved to California.[2] His request for political asylum in the United States was granted pending a routine background check on June 30, 2010.[6]

Judge Jeanine Pirro to Pope Francis & President Obama: Where are you??

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Speed Limit Raised on Sections of Interstate 80, Interstate 380

Read the story below and then watch this video:

Reported by WNEP on 2014-07-23 12:57

Drivers on one section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Harrisburg can now drive 70 miles per hour.  Soon, drivers will see the speed limit rise from 65 to 70 miles per hour on two stretches of interstate highways in our area.

In a statement released by PennDOT Wednesday morning, officials announce Interstate 380 and Interstate 80 will see a speed limit of 70 miles per hour.

The head of PennDOT calls it a pilot program, a test to see which other parts of the interstate system in Pennsylvania could see a higher speed limit.  The speed limit on sections of 80 and 380 is set to raise on August 11th.

21 miles of Interstate 380 will soon see the higher speed limit on the stretch that runs from the intersection of I-84, south to Monroe County to Exit 3, The Mt. Pocono-Pocono Pines Exit.

Also, 88-miles of I-80 will have the higher speed limit.  It starts from Exit 101 near Dubois in Clearfield County.  Drivers will be able to drive 70 miles per hour to mile marker 189 in Clinton County near Jersey Shore.

PennDOT says it will collect data from these locations and evaluate other sections of the interstate to see if it is safe and efficient to increase the speed limit in more areas next spring.

The new speed limits means the work zone speeds will be moved to 55-miles per hour up from 40 which raises safety concerns. That came with a warning Wednesday from the Pennsylvania State Police.

Troopers will begin conducting an operation it calls, ‘orange squeeze’ where patrolmen will be running radar inside of construction vehicles instead of patrol cars.

No word yet on why those sections of interstate were chosen for the higher speed limit or how much it will cost to change the speed limit signs.


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Mike Rowe’s S.W.E.A.T. Pledge lays out the 12 steps to reclaiming America’s spirit

Former Dirty Jobs host and jack-of-all-trades Mike Rowe has a different perspective on “Yes we can.”

Rowe posted his S.W.E.A.T. (Skills & Work Ethic Aren’t Taboo) Pledge on Facebook to get ordinary Americans up and running and back to work again, IJ Review reports.

Below is Rowe’s 12-point creed:

  1. I believe that I have won the greatest lottery of all time. I am alive. I walk the Earth. I live in America. Above all things, I am grateful.
  2. I believe that I am entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Nothing more. I also understand that “happiness” and the “pursuit of happiness” are not the same thing.
  3. I believe there is no such thing as a “bad job.” I believe that all jobs are opportunities, and it’s up to me to make the best of them.
  4. I do not “follow my passion.” I bring it with me. I believe that any job can be done with passion and enthusiasm.
  5. I deplore debt, and do all I can to avoid it. I would rather live in a tent and eat beans than borrow money to pay for a lifestyle I can’t afford.
  6. I believe that my safety is my responsibility. I understand that being in “compliance” does not necessarily mean I’m out of danger.
  7. I believe the best way to distinguish myself at work is to show up early, stay late, and cheerfully volunteer for every crappy task there is.
  8. I believe the most annoying sounds in the world are whining and complaining. I will never make them. If I am unhappy in my work, I will either find a new job, or find a way to be happy.
  9. I believe that my education is my responsibility, and absolutely critical to my success. I am resolved to learn as much as I can from whatever source is available to me. I will never stop learning, and understand that library cards are free.
  10. I believe that I am a product of my choices – not my circumstances. I will never blame anyone for my shortcomings or the challenges I face. And I will never accept the credit for something I didn’t do.
  11. I understand the world is not fair, and I’m OK with that. I do not resent the success of others.
  12. I believe that all people are created equal. I also believe that all people make choices. Some choose to be lazy. Some choose to sleep in. I choose to work my butt off.

Rowe revealed that the S.W.E.A.T Pledge is part of an effort to advertise the availability of $1 million in scholarships through his website mikeroweWORKS.

H/T Rare

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For Democrats, politics is heroic


This is just a little insight into the minds of Democrats, for any conservative who wants to take advantage of it. I say this as someone who agrees with the left on virtually nothing, but nonetheless knows a lot of Democrats and considers some of them pretty good friends.

If conservatives want to understand what informs the thinking of Democrats, it’s important to start with this: For Democratic Party true believers, politics is heroic. They are convinced that society is inherently unfair and unjust. It would be going too far to say they think human nature is inherently evil, but what they do think is that it only takes a few evil people with lots of money to rig the societal system so that it hurts the powerless.

That’s where they see government coming in. They dream of a heroic figure who emerges as a leader and wields the levers of government skillfully and benevolently to mitigate the harm done by unchecked greed, ignorance, racism, etc. This is why liberals so often talk of “the struggle,” which they never really acknowledge can be won. Without strong, benevolent government constantly at the controls to make sure horrible and powerful people don’t gain advantage over everyone else, we are always looking at the virtual guarantee of widespread societal injustice.

They viewed the Kennedys as heroic figures because the force of their personalities – Jack and Bobby in particular – allowed liberals to envision them just the type of leader who would bravely stand up to the powerful moneyed interests on behalf of the people. If you look at Democrat presidents in movies and on television – like President Bartlett on The West Wing or President Palmer on 24 – they convey the same kinds of heroic traits in their personalities.

In Barack Obama, they invested the same kinds of hopes. There was nothing in his track record to suggest he could do any of it, but the force of his personality enabled liberals to see him as the sort of Sun King who could somehow make it happen just by being who he was (or who they thought he was). They see the judiciary in the same way, if not even more so, which is one reason they are going so completely insane over the Hobby Lobby ruling. They think the job of a judge is to help the women, the children and the poor, and this “apply the law” stuff makes no sense whatsoever to them.

Conservatives and liberals want two totally different things from government. Conservatives want competent administration of the limited number of things government really needs to be involved with, and otherwise a respect for private institutions and indivduals to be able to take care of things for themselves. Liberals want a hero – a super-figure who will emerge on the scene, set wrongs right, feed the hungry, save the planet and make us all feel better. They truly believe that none of this will happen unless government does it, and that a heroic-type political leader is what we need to inspire the rest of us to do what’s right and just.

Now I am not suggesting there are no cynical power-mongers in the Democratic Party. Of course there are. The political consultants and propagandists who serve Democrats – and I include the mainstream media in that – are some of the slimiest people you could ever meet (second only to many of the politicians, and sadly maintaining only a slight lead over many of their Republican counterparts). The permanent political class in Washington is dominated by these cynical bastards – people who would just as soon eat your children for lunch as exercise the slighest virtue, if it would benefit them politically to do so.

But I want you to understand the mindset of the Democrats’ base. They don’t trust individuals. They don’t trust private institutions (especially businesses). Many of them don’t trust churches and have little if any use for God.

But they keep the dream alive of a heroic government, led by a heroic political figure, that will somehow use the power of government to make everything fair and equal and wonderful for everyone.

So the next time you’re talking to a liberal and it seems like you’re talking past each other and not even speaking the same language, keep this in mind. You don’t think like this. They do.

H/T: Dan Calabrese

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