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According to police, a letter bomb was recently sent to the CEO of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. It was only a matter of time. Left wing protesters - from the union loonies at SEIU to the equally loony, but more radical Occupy Wall Street crowd - have been targeting bank executives for some time. It was bound to happen that someone would take all the venom aimed by the media and the left at so-called "banksters" and turn it into a Unabomber homage. The term "bankster" sounds cute. Though the way the left uses it, "bankster" would be hate... continue reading
When Americans triumphed in the Revolutionary War, it was said that the world had turned upside down. It has happened all over again 228 years later, except this time it's not the government that's changed, it's the culture. The 1960s ushered in counterculture in a big way. Long hair, psychedelic music, drugs and free love dominated the landscape for young people as many rebelled against traditional values. But all that is as passé as Jackie Gleason in "The Honeymooners." In the eyes of the media, the counterculture won. As a society, we no longer celebrate the good things in America... continue reading
When Americans triumphed in the Revolutionary War, it was said that the world had turned upside down. It has happened all over again 228 years later, except this time it's not the government that's changed, it's the culture. The 1960s ushered in counterculture in a big way. Long hair, psychedelic music, drugs and free love dominated the landscape for young people as many rebelled against traditional values. But all that is as passé as Jackie Gleason in "The Honeymooners." In the eyes of the media, the counterculture won. As a society, we no longer celebrate the good things in America... continue reading
On "Meet The Press," Grover Norquist, keeper of the pledge some legislators and presidential candidates have signed not to raise taxes, succinctly stated the Democrat position. The only problem in Washington, D.C., Norquist explained, is that the peasants aren't sending in enough money for the royals to spend. I'll paraphrase his hopeful description of the Republican position: We acknowledge that the federal government is a bloated, wasteful, poorly behaving beast desperately needing to be tamed and we will work on that, not on taking more food from you to feed it. I characterize that as a hopeful description because I'm... continue reading
Thanksgiving means we should give thanks. Seldom since 9/11 has it been this obvious that we owe so much thanks to the men and women in blue. Occupiers abuse, harass and threaten them and the media blame … the police. So from the NYPD to Oakland PD and every police department in between, our nation should give an extra special "thank you" to all of those who are on the frontlines dealing with the fiasco that is Occupy Wall Street. Lord knows, the Occupiers sure won't say it. When they aren't calling them "pigs" or chanting "f*** the police," they... continue reading
Does the name Gennifer Flowers ring a bell? When Flowers came forward to describe her long-running sexual relationship with Bill Clinton, the mainstream media was quick to doubt her, ridicule her and attack her. Gloria Always-Ready-for-a-Camera did not rush to her side. Nor to the side of Kathleen Willey, who accused Bubba of outright sexual harassment. She, too, was brushed off as a hysterical fictionalizer or a political operative. It so happens I personally talked with Flowers, in connection with marketing of her book. I found her credible. The media didn't. The fact that she had tape recordings and that... continue reading
You can tell people are filling up their cars with gasoline by the scowls on their faces. Nearly three years into Obama-Nation and the term "gas pain" is something that Tums just can't erase. It's the culmination of the most anti-oil, anti-energy administration this country has seen since the failed presidency of Jimmy Carter. But the American media are doing their best to hide that fact. When Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, gas was $1.84 a gallon. It topped $2 a gallon on March 26 and has never looked back. The lowest gas has been in the past... continue reading
Whenever I watch media coverage of another Occupy Wall Street event I am reminded of an exchange between Jewish protesters in the 1979 Monte Python movie Life of Brian. One of the protesters asks another what the Romans have brought to the area and the conversation goes like this: Question: All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us? Answer: Brought peace? Response: Oh, peace - shut up! The point is that the Roman institutions brought a good deal to... continue reading
Tune in the evening news and you'd think America is a scandal-plagued nation. Scandals to the right of us, scandals to the left of us. There's the media assault on GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, the deadly Fast and Furious federal gun-running case, the Solyndra solar loan fiasco or the collapse of MF Global, led by former Democratic N.J. Gov. Jon Corzine. But the real scandal isn't any one of those. It's how journalists pick and choose which controversies to play up and which to play down. They are so inconsistent, you'd think they studied ethics at Penn State under... continue reading
It was inevitable that the "F*** the Police" generation would grow into a meaner version of the left that has long called police officers "pigs" and worse. Despite its union support, the Occupy Wall Street crowd has taken police hate and confrontation to a level seldom seen outside of organized crime. Gone are the days of goofy liberal protests where police officers stand idly by watching the street theater. The Occupiers have escalated their levels of abuse, confrontation, intimidation, harassment and threats - all so they can score good video clips to boost their movement. Even an awful incident like... continue reading