Teaching by Example

With no warning and clear out of the blue, a husband said to his wife, “Honey, I have invited a friend home for supper tonight.” 

As expected, the wife wasn’t happy at being imposed upon during what she imagined to be a quiet evening. 

His wife replied, “What? Are you crazy? The house is a mess, I didn’t have time to go shopping, all the dishes are dirty, and I don’t feel like cooking a fancy meal tonight!”

The husband said, “I know all that.”

The wife looked on at him with incredulity. She wondered when she would ever get a little peace.

“Why in the world did you invite your friend for supper tonight?” asked the wife.

The guy answered, “Because the poor fool is thinking about getting married.”

A Nation of Iagos

CAN WE FINALLY HAVE A REAL CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE? a recent headline read. And I thought: I’m game. I’d be happy to talk about race. But with whom? No leftists, certainly. The Left’s idea of a conversation is shrieking, “You’re a racist!” at anyone who opposes their policies. And their policies are a racial disaster. Employment rates were rising and illegitimacy and murder rates were falling among American blacks until the Left seized the culture in the 1960s—then the numbers all went in the wrong direction. You want to visit a place where black lives don’t matter? Try Chicago, where Democrats have been in charge since 1931, or Baltimore, where there hasn’t been a Republican mayor since 1967. After heavy antipolice demonstrations, both cities saw a dramatic surge in their already-disastrous murder rates last year, according to FBI statistics. What can leftists have to say about race besides “We’re sorry”?

I have more sympathy with the bromides of the Right, but let’s face it, they are bromides. Yes, bourgeois behaviors like education, marriage, and hard work still forge the way out of poverty in America. But I’ve seen schools in poor black neighborhoods, and I’ve met children there, and I think if you’re eight years old and your dad is gone and your mom’s on drugs and all your role models are gangsters . . . well, maybe it’s not so easy to get your bourgeois game on.

But then, are we still having a conversation about race? Or are we just talking about poverty? Is race even an actual thing? Is it really a meaningful genetic category? Can it be isolated as a cultural fact? Does it exist anywhere but in the minds of bigots, Left and Right? Let’s start with that conversation.

via A Nation of Iagos

Democrats and Palestinians Have a Common Bond

Beyond the Cusp

The Democrats and the Palestinians share a common thread in that neither one appears to understand President Trump or anything to do with him. Let us start with the Democrats as apparently their phobic reactions are more easily explained. Their problem is that they simply reject the result of the election. And why should they believe the results when everything which media prognosticators and reporters alike foretold was the inevitable and guaranteed result, President Hillary Clinton. The media was selling its false picture despite what their actual figures depicted. They had two varieties of polling; those weighted truthfully which told them there was a problem in Liberal Utopia and the ones weighted by calling landlines on weekdays in the later morning and early afternoon which always resulted with Hillary Clinton winning by a wide margin. In the final days of the campaign the media began modifying their tune hinting that…

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Avi Gabbay Single-Handed Palestinian Savior

Beyond the Cusp

Avi Gabbay, Chairman of the Zionist Union and Leader of the Labor Party recently stepped forward with a plan to rescue the Palestinian Authority (PA) from its timely death. Before jumping all over his completely unfathomable plan, let us first go to the PA for their assessment of the current situation. The easiest way to do this will be to quote Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), a recognized terror organization, Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi. Hanan Ashrawi has stated, “The U.S. Administration seems to be following Netanyahu’s instructions to gradually dismantle the one agency that was established by the international community to protect the rights of the Palestinian refugees and provide them with essential services. This administration is thereby targeting the most vulnerable segment of the Palestinian people and depriving the refugees of the right to education, health, shelter and a dignified life,” as quoted by the Palestinian Arab news agency…

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