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News coverage of the Israel-Hamas war
Major news events like the war in Israel usually boost ratings for cable news channels, and viewership is sharply up for both Fox News (by 47%) and CNN (by 17%.) However, since the Hamas attack, primetime ratings for MSNBC have plummeted by 33%.
News analysts say the ratings reflect the fact that Fox is providing excellent coverage with reports from on the scene, CNN is being reasonably objective although focusing more on tragic personal stories, and MSNBC is doing ridiculous commentaries and trying to shoehorn the war into their leftist political narratives by blaming it on US and Israeli policies. They should have taken a lesson from the Israeli mom who tried to slap some sense and decency into Andrea Mitchell, but apparently, they’re too far gone.
Related: Seven hundred Hollywood celebrities and executives signed an open letter condemning the “barbaric acts of terrorism” against Israel by Hamas. See, MSNBC, is it THAT hard to get basic humanity right if all those celebrities can do it?
The 13th Year of Persecution
Christian cake artist Jack Phillips is now in his 13th year of being persecuted with nuisance lawsuits and prosecutions by leftist Colorado bureaucrats and LGBTQ activists trying to force him to violate his religious beliefs.
This all started when the Supreme Court yanked a right to same-sex marriage out of the air and failed to make clear that this did not trump the First Amendment right to freedom of religion. This endless nightmare is the result of the SCOTUS failing to do its duty. He's won there before, but their ruling was still so vague that they just keep coming after him. It’s long past time that the SCOTUS took his case and ended this lawfare ordeal for Phillips and everyone else who’s been the target of these activist bullies.
Thursday, a Manhattan grand jury issued more indictments of New Jersey Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez. In addition to the previous accusations of bribery involving cash and gold bars, Menendez is accused of being an unregistered foreign agent of Egypt and accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to use his power and influence as a Senator to help Egypt’s government. Or as I’d call that, a “pyramid scheme.”
Menendez denied the charges and insisted he has always been "loyal to only one country — the United States of America." After all, where else can a poor boy grow up to become a Senator, and become fabulously wealthy on a Senator’s salary?
Bring back Trump
According to President Biden, Donald Trump was such a terrible, awful, no good, very bad President that he must be hounded into prison, his name never mentioned and all his policies reversed. Also, because Biden’s approval ratings are so far down the toilet after nearly three years of historically massive failure, he’s trying to rescue his reelection chances by bringing back Trump’s policies.
I have a better idea: just bring back Trump.
An IRS contractor pleaded guilty to leaking private tax information on wealthy Americans, including Donald Trump, to the media. While it’s good to see someone at the IRS finally held accountable, sentencing won’t come until January. I think I’ll wait until then to see how seriously this Administration takes the violation of citizens’ rights when those citizens include Trump.
Attention, Illinois residents:
Your Democrat Governor, J.B. Pritzker, announced that taxpayer-funded programs originally meant for Illinois residents will be “diverted” to take care of all the illegal immigrants that are pouring in.
Naturally, he doesn’t blame this on the President from his own party who threw open the border and let in about 4 million illegal entrants thus far. No, this is the fault of Texans for busing just a small part of the problem Biden caused to the blue states who voted for this insanity. Pritzer said, “Someone needs to work in Texas with these border politicians to have them stop sending people only to blue cities and blue states.”
Pardon me, but didn’t politicians like him piously proclaim their blue cities and blue states to be “sanctuaries” for illegal immigrants (oops, sorry, I forgot: “There’s no such thing as an ‘illegal’ human being”)? That went out the window once they actually started showing up.
The truly sad part of this is that no matter how much these insane Democrat policies cost their cities and states, and no matter how much all the illegal immigrants drain their budgets and take services away from needy Americans, you can bet that come November, their voters will say, “Please, sir, may I have another?” and reelect them. The illegal immigration problem could be fixed with a wall and some real border security, but you can’t fix stupid.
Cool story of how a wealthy Miami man got fed up with car thieves, and after his wife’s rare purple Rolls Royce was stolen, he resorted to extreme measures. That and a call from an honest citizen got the Rolls back and the thieves arrested.
Here’s some advice from YouTube car guru Scotty Kilmer: The best anti-theft device in America is a standard transmission. Almost nobody knows how to drive one anymore, and that includes car thieves.
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Israel - Hamas War Updates
Here is the link to Fox News’ continually updated page on Israel’s strike back against Hamas:
Among the developments over the last 24 hours:
According to Israeli sources, at least 1500 Hamas terrorists have been killed. During a swearing-in ceremony of an emergency government at the Knesset, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to “wipe them off the face of the Earth.”
The Israeli Air Force announced that a drone strike had killed Ali Qadhi, a senior Hamas commander who reportedly planned and helped lead last weekend’s attack. Qadhi was previously arrested in 2005 for the kidnapping and murder of Israeli citizens, but was released to the Gaza Strip as part of a prisoner swap in 2011.
At this writing early on Saturday morning, a massive Israeli military offensive has gathered on the edge of Gaza City and is beginning localized raids as hundreds of thousands of Palestinians are fleeing to the South. Israel warned civilians to evacuate by a deadline that passed this morning. The UN is protesting that the evacuation is inhumane. But at least Israel warns civilians to leave the area for their own safety, unlike Hamas, which deliberately attacks civilians and even now continues to hold hostages in tunnels, threatening to kill them while urging Palestinian civilians not to leave (they really love having human shields.)
Hamas is trying to deny that it killed children, despite the horrific evidence (they even released a video allegedly showing a child killed in an Israeli strike that turned out to be a doll.)
But Israel reportedly captured documents off a slain Hamas terrorist that were detailed plans to target elementary schools and a youth center, “kill as many people as possible,” and seize hostages to take into the Gaza Strip.
This is one of the most hopeful stories of the day: Despite the Iranian government’s threats against Israel and their funding and support for terrorist groups like Hamas, many Iranian citizens are risking a lot to stand up in support of Israel. Israeli-American journalist Emily Schrader told Fox News Digital, “It’s just been incredible to see that these people who have been told that they're our enemies are, in fact, not at all. They're our greatest defenders and their greatest allies. I have nothing but love for the people of Iran and I think I can speak for the majority, if not all of Israeli citizens as well."
That’s an important point to remember: the problem is mostly with Iran’s hardline Islamic government, which many oppressed Iranian citizens hate even more than we do but don’t have the power to change it. In considering any retaliation or sanctions on Iran, we should be careful to target the real enemy and not our allies.
A global “Day of Jihad”
Hamas’ call for a global “Day of Jihad” on Friday didn’t result in the worldwide mayhem they must’ve hoped for, maybe because of the heightened security, or because their sympathizers realized this wasn’t a wise time to self-identify. There were scattered reports of violence, but no mass attacks as some feared. The worst came in France, where a teacher was knifed to death and two others injured by a man shouting “Allahu Akbar,” and a suspected second attack was thwarted.
As always, the Babylon Bee used satire to provide more truth in its account of this day than most mainstream news outlets did.
Leftist students meet that scary monster: “Consequences”
Leftist students at Harvard are learning a lesson in one subject they’ve apparently never encountered: “Consequences.” After taking to the streets to celebrate the horrific terrorist attack on Israeli civilians by Hamas, they’re finding out that, just as Twitter doesn’t reflect real life, so their coddled existence on an Ivy League campus doesn’t reflect the real world, where decent Americans are repulsed by self-righteous supporters of anti-Semitic violence.
Job offers and internships for some of the leaders of this appalling demonstration are being rescinded (as I noted before, why would employers who are now expected to fire people for “microaggressions” hire someone who endorses the murder of Jewish children?) Others who only participated but realized their faces were captured on video are rushing to delete their social media profiles (I’d like to think it’s because they realized how horrible their actions and words were, but it’s more likely because they realized they just killed their career prospects and may never become Disney employees now.)
Well, they can run from their terrorist-supporting anti-Semitism, but they can’t hide. Accuracy in Media hired a truck with big LED screens to drive around the Harvard campus, showing the faces and names of the pro-Hamas demonstrators under the caption, “Harvard’s Biggest Anti-Semites.”
It’s amusing to hear the school officials decrying this by claiming it’s “doxing” students and making them feel “unsafe.” First of all, do you know who really feels unsafe? Israel children facing armed Hamas terrorists. Also, doxing people and making them feel unsafe is precisely what campus leftists have been doing to conservative students and speakers for years. They even physically assaulted swimmer Riley Gaines and held her for ransom just for speaking out against men taking over women’s sports. That story at the link quite appropriately quotes Bruce Willis: “Welcome to the party, pal.”
Related: The Babylon Bee nails our current silver spoon radical college set:
House Republicans chose Jim Jordan as their latest Speaker candidate after Steve Scalise dropped out for lack of support. But with some Republicans refusing to back Jordan, the House adjourned for the weekend, so we’re still without a Speaker.
House Majority Whip Tom Emmer said he isn’t interested in the job, and who can blame him?
At this point, nobody knows who will end up with the gavel. All I know is that if I had it, I’d be beaning some people with it right now.
Protests outside of Senate Majority Leader’s home
Friday night, some pro-Palestinian protesters were arrested outside the apartment of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Schumer was reportedly having Shabbat dinner with his family before leaving for Israel this weekend.
I extend my sympathies to Sen. Schumer. I’m sure it must be very unsettling to have your family feel threatened by crazy protesters who gather right outside your home. I’m sure he would never want to see that happen to anyone else.
The GAZA Act
Two House Republicans have introduced the “Guaranteeing Aggressors Zero Admission” Act, or GAZA Act, to ban President Biden from importing Palestinian refugees from Gaza and settling them into American communities.
If they want to come here, they’ll have to do it like everyone else: by flying to Mexico and walking across the border.
Related: Before liberals start screaming “racism” and “xenophobia,” Egypt doesn’t want the Palestinians coming into their country, either.
Two “transgender” (i.e., male) cyclists continued their dominance of female cycling events by winning both the gold and silver medals at the Chicago CycloCross Cup.
For women who are upset about this, Wisconsin Democratic Rep. Dave Considine of the “Party of Women’s Rights” has some advice: they just “need to work harder.”
Yeah, women: work harder at becoming biologically male. Who knows, maybe becoming male is as easy as becoming female, if you just wish hard enough.
If anyone still cares, here’s what an actual woman had to say about that…
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