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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Pallywood In Honduras!

After watching the Richard Landes film "Pallywood", you'll soon realize that the Palestinians have cornered the market on Melodrama. Whenever they can find a camera or a news crew, it's show time! They're all seemingly in a race to catch the camera's attention by playing out scripts whose plots are always rooted in some perceived Israeli oppression.

Just to set the stage for what's going on in Honduras, here is Landes' outstanding film..

Now, onto Honduras...

William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection appears to be all over a Pallywood recreation in Honduras. Who is it that is mimicking the Palestinians? Well, of course, the supporters of deposed president Manuel Zelaya. The same Zelaya that the Obama administration is backing.

What's more is that CNN appears to have fallen for it. In 2000, as Landes points out, it was 60 Minutes who sacrificed legitimate journalism for acting that didn't measure up to a B movie.

CNN ran with a story of a Honduran protestor / Zelaya supporter covered in blood. Blood he says came from a boy that died in his arms. The problem is that he was photographed wiping blood off the ground and then onto his shirt, knowing that a camera wouldn't be far behind.

It wasn't.

Not only that but have a look at the guy in the lefthand portion of this photo. Donning Palestinian-like headress, I can't tell if he's with Hamas or Fatah.

You would think at some point, CNN would realize the joke is on them and that their antics cause them to come across as inept, shameless, and corrupt journalists.

Need Clarification on the Pope's Encyclical

Not sure how many people are disturbed by the potential implications of the Pope of the Roman Catholic church taking a formal stance on how to fix a global economy but there were definitely parts of it that raised my eyebrows. The encyclical that he released this week seems to call for granting increased powers to worldy forces.

Is Pope Benedict really adovcating that some sort of world body like the U.N. be involved in fixing our economic woes?

How should we interpret this?
In the face of the unrelenting growth of global interdependence, there is a strongly felt need, even in the midst of a global recession, for a reform of the United Nations Organization, and likewise of economic institutions and international finance, so that the concept of the family of nations can acquire real teeth.

Or this....
there is urgent need of a true world political authority

Or perhaps...
Such an authority would need to be regulated by law, to observe consistently the principles of subsidiarity and solidarity, to seek to establish the common good, and to make a commitment to securing authentic integral human development inspired by the values of charity in truth.

Regulated by law? Who's going to do the regulating? The United States is a nation of laws that its leaders don't seem to have to follow because they're not accountable to anyone. Imagine that on STEROIDS!

This struck me initially and personally as disconcerting...

Here is a link to the entire Encyclical

Bible Gateway has commentary on Revelation 13..
The apostle, standing on the shore, saw a savage beast rise out of the sea; a tyrannical, idolatrous, persecuting power, springing up out of the troubles which took place. It was a frightful monster! It appears to mean that worldly, oppressing dominion, which for many ages, even from the times of the Babylonish captivity, had been hostile to the church.

If the government of the most free nation in the history of the world (United States) can become corrupt and tyrannical, why on earth would anyone believe that a one-world governing authority wouldn't be much much worse?

Forgive me but hearing the Pope talk about a "family of nations" acquiring "real teeth" is a bit troubling.

Tom Petruno at L.A. Times has more...

Where did Barack & Michelle Meet Again?

While speaking at a University in Moscow, Barack Obama referred to meeting Michelle "in class". The problem with that according to Mark Hemingway at NRO is that is "demonstrably untrue". For more, have a look at Mark Hemmingway's comments.

First, the video of Obama in Moscow....

So what's wrong with that? Aside from the fact that the two DIDN'T meet in "class" and Michelle should be throwing plates and vases at her husband for not remembering where the first couple met, all's peachy.

Where did they meet? Actually, at Chicago Law Firm Sidley Austin according to Hemingway (and the arguably liberal Newsweek factcheck).

So what's the big deal, Barack? Why not escape your wife's sardonic wrath by leveling with your audience? Could it be that the law firm where you two met was the same law firm that employed Bernadine Dohrn? A firm where, according to Andy McCarthy back on October 7th, 2008, Bill Ayers' dad had significant sway.

I wonder if Michelle said, "I'm not mad, Barack. We both know the truth (wink, wink)."

h/t to Gateway Pundit

Is the Obama Mask slipping off?

In today's daily Presidential Approval Index, Barack Obama has reached yet a new high when it comes to the number of people who strongly DISAPPROVE of his performance.

By simply reviewing the Rasmussen Poll, we can see for our own eyes what the current approval ratings are. The Rasmussen Poll measures the gap between how many people strongly APPROVE of his performance and how many people strongly DISAPPROVE. For the first time since taking office, Obama is at -5.

It was only yesterday (7/7) that Obama's index had set a new record at -3. In fact, since June 28th, he's only had a positive number once and it was at +1. This increases the odds that we are in fact witnessing a trend and not sampling errors.

Check out the graph..

It appears that the American public just may be starting to wake up.
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