Obama’s bad week

May 24, 2009

Jennifer Rubin on the President’s chickens coming home to roost:

The bottom line: this week was one in which reality rudely intruded into the Obama feel-good continual campaign. The bond markets can’t be spun. The unemployment figures can’t be ignored. The value of the U.S. dollar can’t be sustained when we are printing gobs of dollars.  And neither congressional Democrats nor the American people can be convinced it makes sense to move hardened terrorists from a distant, secure location to their neighborhood prison for the sake of currying favor with the American Left and European opinion makers.

As always, Jennifer is worth reading in toto.


Los Angeles Times biased? Surely you jest

May 24, 2009

Patterico, who’s made watching the Times a hobby, provides concrete examples of how the paper is biased toward Democrats and big government, including some howlers showing the paper’s bizarre logic.


Rewarding Jew-hatred at the UN

May 24, 2009

This guy is going to be the new head of UNESCO? Bernard-Henri Levy, Elie Wiesel, and Claude Lanzmann have a few questions about him:

Who declared in April 2001: "Israel has never contributed to Civilization in any era, for it has only ever appropriated the contributions of others" — and added almost two months later: "the Israeli culture is an inhumane culture; it is an aggressive, racist, pretentious culture based on one simple principle: steal what does not belong to in order to then claim its appropriation"?

Who explained in 1997, and has repeated it since in every way possible, that he was the "archenemy" of all attempts to normalize his country's relations with Israel?

Or who, as recently as 2008, responded to a deputy of the Egyptian parliament who was alarmed that Israeli books could be introduced into the Alexandria Library: "Burn these books; if there are any there, I will myself burn them in front of you"?

Read the whole thing. Those are the words of Farouk Hosny, the Egyptian Minister of Culture, who will become head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on June 1st, unless something is done to block him. Yes, a rabid anti-Semite and book-burner will become the world organization's chief spokesman for … culture. I guess Goebbels wasn't available.

Tell me again why we waste a dime on the UN? Waiting

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