Yes very middle of the road source, right up there with Al'Jazeera.
...coming from a guy who uses blogs as resources. What a joke. You actually cited the story of the Twelve Tribes of Israel from a Jewish rabbi's blog as a "fact" and evidence. Astounding.
"Johnson proves to be a big spender -- and taker: Firm pays him $10 million," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Johnson's Ten Million Dollar Pay Check Part of Elaborate Tax Avoidance Scheme," Uppity Wisconsin
"Dystopian Wisconsin: Who is Ron Johnson?," The Awl
What you don't know Mason, is that Russ Feingold was one of 8 senators, including Barbara Boxer, who voted against the repeal of Glass Steagall. The vote was 90 to 8. Many people got hurt in the housing bubble and that repeal made it happen, along with Phil Gramm's wife repealing the derivatives act. That made derivatives no longer subject to insurance or gambling rules.
And what your failing to address is the creation of Fannie Mae and Freedy Mac into a quasi-Givernmental agency to sieze control over the Mort. market. And in their policies and charge forward to attack and sack our economy, put a lot of those people in the houses they got hurt losing in the housing bubble when it blew up.
So to blame just de-regulation is not going to cut it. The feds took control of and destroyed the housing Market. As was the plan. A managed decline of the American economy.
Your hysterical... a laugh a minute... you do stand up? If you do not like what I have to say.. then stop reading it. Other than that your mirror is callin... stretch your arm so you don't dislocate it as you pat yourself.
Everthting I post has at least the credibility of the huffington post. lol
Oh gee.. here is something the huffing post rejected this week, it didn't suit their agenda, so they rejected it after this man has wrote for them for a while, and many many articles to boot
American Jewish Committee executive director David Harris emails:
Nearly two years ago, I was invited by The Huffington Post (HuffPo) to become a blogger on their site. I was honored. It is one of the most heavily trafficked news sites anywhere, and it reaches an influential audience. Since September 2009, I have published nearly 50 articles there, and look forward to publishing many more. This week, for the first time, I was told by HuffPo that an article submitted was "not for us." It's below. I ask you to read it and decide for yourself. Apropos, the same article was published on my Jerusalem Post blog earlier this week.
Harris's blockaded post is titled "The Hamas - Oops, Gaza - Flotilla." I'm pretty sure Power Line readers can handle Harris's post. Here it is:
We're on the verge of another "flotilla" to Gaza. Estimates of the number of ships and participants vary from day to day, tending downward, but the erstwhile organizers insist that the maritime operation will take place.
Their spokesmen have been hyperactive in drawing attention to the event. After all, without coverage, they'd be denied their oxygen. And the kind of coverage they seek - idealistic humanists and peace activists determined to aid the poor, beleaguered residents of Gaza versus stone-hearted oppressors in military uniforms determined to block them at all costs - would, needless to say, portray Israel in the worst possible light.
The International Solidarity Movement, Free Gaza Movement, U.S. Boat to Gaza, and kindred spirits want the world to believe there is a strip of land called Gaza that, left to its own devices, would create the Shangri-La of the Middle East.
All its residents want are peace, harmony, coexistence, and tranquility. Some spokesmen acknowledge that Gaza has a governing authority. A very few even mention its name, Hamas, but hasten to add that it was elected democratically, so end of story. The rest don't give it a name, as it might muddy the waters.
According to this narrative - a word particularly popular in Middle East discussions- the residents of Gaza face a neighboring oppressor, Israel, which, for diabolical reasons of its own, wants to inflict maximum harm on people whose only dream in life is to live and let live. For these spokesmen, the wealth of vocabulary in the Oxford English Dictionary fails to capture the true nature of Israel's venality.
Enter, then, the self-described, modern-day Freedom Riders. They're boarding flotilla ships, they suggest, to bring aid, relief, and attention to those trapped in Birmingham, Alabama, circa 1963.
George Orwell, where are you? You could have a field day with this story.
Actually, you anticipated it when you wrote about the Ministry of Truth in your classic book, 1984. What were the ruling party's slogans on the outside of the 1,000-foot-tall building housing the ministry? Weren't they "War is Peace," "Freedom is Slavery," and "Ignorance is Strength"? And didn't the ministry rewrite history at will to ensure it always served the party's interests?
The Gaza flotilla spokesmen are inverting the truth and rewriting history at will to serve their interests. And what are those interests? To prop up the Hamas regime in Gaza and delegitimize Israel.
While they are entitled to their own opinions, however misguided, they are not entitled to their own facts.
They cannot separate Hamas from the equation. Much as they might try, the central fact is that Hamas is key to understanding Gaza today.
Hamas is a terrorist organization. Don't take my word for it. Check with the United States and European Union, both of which have designated Hamas as a terrorist entity.
Hamas preaches the elimination of Israel and a toxic brew of classical anti-Semitism. Again, don't believe me. Read the Hamas Charter.
While Hamas may have been elected to govern with the PA in 2006, the first and only national Palestinian elections, one election does not a democracy make. Hamas used the ballot box to gain a foothold, then employed anti-democratic means to impose its own suffocating vision on the land. Hamas violently ousted the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority from Gaza in 2007 and has ruled ever since. Because Hamas cannot reform, the much heralded "unity" agreement it signed with Fatah six weeks ago is headed for an uncertain future.
Hamas celebrates violence. It joyously speaks of jihad, martyrdom, conflict, and the ultimate destruction of Israel. It has matched its fiery rhetoric with a sustained effort to import weapons, courtesy of Iran, smugglers in the Sinai, and tunnels from the Egyptian side of the border. In recent years, literally thousands of rockets and missiles have been fired from Gaza at Israel. Why?
Israel has no claim on Gaza. To the contrary, Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005. Soldiers and settlers alike were pulled out by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, giving local residents the first chance ever in their history to govern themselves.
Indeed, with Israel's encouragement, a number of Jewish donors purchased Israeli greenhouses in Gaza and left them behind to help jump-start the local economy. The first reaction was to ransack them, when they could have been sources of flowers and vegetables for the local economy.
Israel has an interest in a stable, peaceful, and prospering Gaza, not a gun-toting, missile-firing, jihad-preaching entity. After all, you can change a lot of things in life, but not neighbors. Israel and Gaza are destined to be neighbors for a long time to come.
The Quartet - the U.S., EU, Russia, and UN - set three conditions for engagement with Hamas. The group must forswear violence, recognize Israel's right to exist, and accept previous Israeli-Palestinian agreements. To date, none of those conditions have been met. Apologists for Gaza would have you believe otherwise, but Hamas's spokesmen always undercut them. When it serves their purposes, they might briefly curtail violence to regroup and rearm, but Hamas is adamant that it will never abandon its struggle against Israel.
So, let's be clear. The flotilla participants, whether they acknowledge it or not, are handmaidens of a terrorist regime. That regime, not Israel, is responsible for the conditions in Gaza, which may not be enviable, but are a far cry from the dire picture of starvation and stunted growth painted by the hyperbolic spokesmen.
Israel has only one concern, which is to ensure that Hamas, a declared enemy of Israel, does not get additional means to threaten its neighbor. That's it, pure and simple.
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2 … 029321.php
Talk about biased. Great source.
So, they didn't post an article out of the dozens he had already had published there? That makes everything they put on there false huh? Great logic...for a turnip. Want some posts about blatant lies that Fox reports in response? Nah...too easy. I love how you think Powerline is a legit source...published by 3 people who work for the Claremont Institute and write for the Weekly Standard. You actually use this as a viable unbiased source while pointing the finger at Huff. That is remarkably hypocritical...like always with you.
... Well, whatever TMMason says about ... hamas... the story about the douchebag Neo-Con Tea Party candidate is likely true.
This kind of crap happens all the time. And it's just another reason to hate government.
Hamas is a terrorist Org and that is a fact... here take a look at their charter. The destruction of Israel is a key componenet and drawn straight from the Haddith, and as such holds the wieght of law.
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century … id=8565568
So they are your idea of freedom fighter eh Evan. And the tea Party are God awful people because they want limited Govt, lower taxes, and NO bailouts for the private sector or Govt. stimuluses.
Yes, very solid logic there, Evan. Hamas good... Tea Party bad. No wonder this country is doomed.
You have avoided commenting on the actual story, which is the Tea Party, who bitches about government funding, takes government funds to pay himself back...true hypocrites.
As for Hamas First, you want to attack the source, then change the argument....making YOU a hypocrite too, again.
by Deforest4 years ago
It is the result of an Israeli raid done on Sunday in Rafah. Almost everyday bombings are carried out in Gaza! This is the peace Israel is advocating?
by yoshi977 years ago
I understand the bad blood between Israel and Palestine, but what I can't understand is violently attacking a flotilla aimed at offering humanitarian aid!These people were on a mission of peace, and at best, they should...
by TMMason6 years ago
These people are a bunch of fools for sure. Here we go again. I hope Israel commandeers, empties, and sinks those ships so these people cannot float anywhere else to stir up trouble.How sad to see the duped human rights...
by Motaz7 years ago
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/20 … gaza-shipshttp://www.livestream.com/insaniyardim
by Shinkicker3 years ago
In 2010 Norman Finkelstein said "Israel is now a lunatic state"His words have never been more prophetic. Israel is conducting one atrocity after another in Gaza right now. This is a prolonged and sadistic...
by AnnCee6 years ago
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-d … s-1.370341
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