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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

I don’t watch television frequently, but I did so last night, and my wife and I stayed up for the U.S. presidential election coverage — until it was over. We alternated watching between ABC News and CBS News. On ABC News, George Stephanopoulos and Cokie Roberts and the roaming correspondent Cecilia Vega were some of the main commentators. On CBS News the lead commentators were retired news veterans Charles Gibson and Bob Schieffer, as well as Charlie Rose and roaming correspondent Nancy Cordes.
 
The commentators kept repeating themselves saying what they were witnessing was "unprecedented" as Donald Trump won state after state and surpassed Hillary Clinton in Electoral College votes. Watching the supposedly objective media commentators tally and discuss the votes was as amazing as the election itself. This amazement resulted as much from what was said by the participants in their guarded and unguarded moments as well as their behavior. As coverage proceeded and more and more states turned red for Trump, many of the faces turned somber, their disappointment palpable, their condescension to American voters mechanical and revengeful. But it was surprising how...



Wednesday, November 2, 2016

I do not mind disagreeing with a fellow conservative when he happens to be local columnist Erick Erickson. Erickson has become the self-appointed arbiter of the limits of “respectable” conservatism. Anyone transcending beyond those limits is to be ostracized, as has happened with his attacks on Donald Trump (photo, below). But Trump happens to be the man chosen by GOP voters in the primaries, including Hispanics, to lead the Party at the convention — despite Erickson! I disagree with Trump on numerous issues; most prominently is the fact he has severely fractured the Republican Party, violating Reagan’s axiom of not attacking fellow Republicans. But Trump has also done some good, like breaching the monolithic wall of political correctness and reigniting freedom of speech — necessary activities for the cause of liberty.

Trump very unfairly has been likened to Hitler and accused of being a fascist by other liberal journalists, but as Dr. David Stolinsky, a Jewish scholar, has pointed out: “Trump is not a Nazi nor anti-Semitic. Two of his children are married to Jews, and one converted to Judaism.” As for fascism, Dr. Stolinsky further writes: “If fascism comes to America,...



Sunday, October 30, 2016

 

In one of his most famous cases, Sherlock Holmes noted that a dog didn’t bark in the night. Holmes concluded that the dog knew the intruder and thus solved the case. “The dog that didn’t bark” became an expression for something that should have happened, but didn’t.

If Holmes were here today, he would have many similar cases. If the dog fails to bark, intruders can enter. If media moguls, journalists, and “experts” tamper with facts, fraud and bias can creep in.

The case of the missing prayer

Todd Beamer was a passenger on United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. What happened was verified by the telephone supervisor with whom he spoke. They recited the Lord’s Prayer together, and he made her promise to tell his wife and sons he loved them. He then said his timeless words:

God help me. Jesus help me. Are you ready? Let’s roll!

Beamer played a key role in the passengers’ revolt against the terrorists. As a result, the airliner crashed into a field in Pennsylvania, and not into the Capitol Building or the White House, thereby saving many lives. Revealingly, his timeless words were omitted from the film United 93....



Thursday, October 27, 2016

Now that Vice President Joe “Stand Up Chuck” Biden has finally let people get some sleep at night by announcing that he will not be running for president after all, it’s pretty clear that the commie fossil who has gotten so much attention for the last several months will be the nominee. That’s sad news for Sen. Bernie Sanders, who no doubt thought that the big crowds he’s been drawing and Bill Maher’s endorsement, might win the day for him. No, it’s clear that the other commie fossil in the running for the Democrat nomination, Hillary Rodham Clinton, will be their standard bearer. (Of course, only after she overcomes the inevitable surge by Lincoln Chafee. Go metric system!)

What’s also clear is that she plans to use a play that has proven very successful for other radical leftists seeking to deceive low-information voters into pulling the lever for them; specifically, she will characterize her election as “historic” because she would be the first woman to be elected president of the United States. It should be obvious that any politician who says “vote for me! I'm a woman!” or “vote for me! I’m black!” should be automatically disqualified, but, sadly, history shows that...



Thursday, October 27, 2016

The media continuously misunderstand what the people really think because of their elitism and failure to communicate with the people of America, who are the backbone of our country. I experienced this attitude of elitism when I was working at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA. There was a real contempt for the average citizen in America and even at that time, fifty years ago, the scientists there were actively for government-controlled medicine. I believe Dr. Miguel Faria also witnessed this when he was at the CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC).
 
Recently I talked with a young Egyptian physician who was visiting California. As usual, I ask people from other countries many questions, because I want to know what they think. The Egyptians are actually very polite people. My wife and I have always been treated well in Egypt. We have been there a number of times and have been invited into their homes. And you have to remember we are Jewish. I have educated and trained many Egyptian doctors who have come to visit in my departments in the USA.
 
The doctor said that the Egyptian people were unhappy (polite...



Monday, October 24, 2016

Public health has had a magnificent and resplendent history. Sadly, the public health establishment has strayed far from its glorious origins and has gone from a lean, effective medical discipline composed of dedicated, independent physicians and health care workers to a bloated, politicized, entrenched, bureaucracy more concerned with political agendas — and its own existence and budgets — than the public health it had been charged to protect.

You may say the golden age of public health occurred in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, following the great discoveries of Edward Jenner, the English physician who developed a vaccine against small pox (vaccination); Louis Pasteur, the French chemist who played a significant part both in the discovery of the germ theory of disease and the development of immunizations; Joseph Lister, the surgeon who developed antiseptic techniques both in the treatment of wounds and in the implementation of surgical procedures; and Robert Koch, the German pathologist who expounded on the concepts of microbes, pathology of tuberculosis, and the development of microbiology. Following the lead of these great public...



Friday, October 14, 2016

The Trump bandwagon keeps rolling along, gathering speed despite the bumps and potholes in the road. Rather than try to give a reasoned analysis of what seems to be an unreasonable phenomenon, I will put down some random thoughts.

The man with many faults

● Trump sometimes uses vulgar language. Perhaps this is to teach us that even the most disgusting language is superior to disgusting behavior. Perhaps this is to remind us that no mere language can be as damaging to a woman as being sexually assaulted by a man, and then being humiliated by his wife — a “bimbo eruption” or a “vast right-wing conspiracy” or a “narcissistic looney-tune.” Perhaps Trump’s crude boasting about what women didn’t object to is morally superior to Bill Clinton’s smug silence about what women did object to (photo, below: Bill Clinton's women accusers) — and Hillary’s anti-feminist stance of not believing them and publicly insulting them. Besides, Hillary sometimes uses vulgar language herself.


● Trump often uses strong language. Perhaps it is to make up for the politicians who talk incessantly, but who use weasel words that are ambiguous and can be construed as...



Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Cliff Kincaid, Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism wrote an excellent article on GOPUSA defending Columbus Day and describing the progressive onslaught not only against Columbus’ discovery of America but also Western civilization. At the end of his article, he asks, “Who will defend Christian civilization and Columbus against this New Age socialist gibberish?” I hope the following narrative draws a series of pictures illustrating what it was really like in the New World before Columbus' arrival in 1492 (photo, left), and hopefully the illustration of reality, not fantasy, will contribute towards that defense.

Despite progressive vilification, Americans continue to celebrate October 12th as the day Christopher Columbus discovered America.* But since the quincentennial celebration (1992) progressives have been harshly denouncing the event as resulting in deliberate genocide of the peaceful, ecology-minded, indigenous peoples. According to the new conventional wisdom, Christopher Columbus and his discovery of the Americas is an epochal catastrophe that should be scorned and vilified. But what was it like in the New World at the time of Columbus arrival...



Monday, September 19, 2016

Jose: Friends, another article to connect the dots, "Soros's Campaign of Global Chaos," from Realclearpolitics by Caroline Glick, August 26, 2016:

Major media outlets in the US have ignored the leak of thousands of emails from billionaire George Soros’s [photo, right] Open Society Foundation by the activist hacker group DCLeaks. The OSF is the vehicle through which Soros has funneled billions of dollars over the past two decades to non-profit organizations in the US and throughout the world. According to the documents, Soros has given more than $30 million to groups working for Hillary Clinton’s election in November, making him her largest single donor. So it is likely the case that the media’s support for Clinton has played some role in the mainstream media’s bid to bury the story.

It is also likely however, that at least some news editors failed to understand why the leaked documents were worth covering. Most of the information was already public knowledge. Soros’s massive funding of far-left groups in the US and throughout the world has been documented for more than a decade…

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MAF: I would certainly welcome an investigative...



Monday, September 19, 2016

You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up. He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people — now 11 million. He tweets and retweets their offensive, hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric. Now, some of those folks, they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America.
— Hillary Clinton, Sept. 9, 2016

In learning how to do something, it is helpful to know what not to do. Here are some tips on how to lose an election — and even worse, on how to deserve to lose an election:

● Insult your opponent’s supporters by calling them “deplorable” and “irredeemable.” That’s a good way to attract their votes.

● Among the insults include every nasty adjective you can think of. Use the Word thesaurus.

● Imagine yourself one of the “elite,” a sort of secular priest empowered to grant or refuse absolution to the irredeem-ables, the ignorant, unwashed masses.

● View your...





Images from Cuba before Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution.