Saturday, January 10, 2009

Saturday news flashes

Progressives in the news media continue to attack Israel for defending itself. For example, see this recent Jackson Diehl op-ed in the Washington Post.
Note that Diehl writes the following: " Though Israel must defend its citizens against rockets and suicide bombings, the only means of defeating Hamas are political."
Right. And when Israel does indeed "defend its citizens", count on persons like Jackson Diehl to condemn her for it.

The Detroit Pistons won at Denver last night, defeating their old teammate Chauncey Billups, 93-90. It was significant because it was a road win, the Pistons won despite injuries, despite Billups scoring 30 on them, and shows the team continues to play better.
Right now, though, it sure looks like the Cleveland Cavaliers have moved into becoming the team to beat in the East--they beat Boston last night and played impressive defense.

Mark Steyn today shows that anti-Semitism in on the rise worldwide:
"In Toronto, anti-Israel demonstrators yell “You are the brothers of pigs!”, and a protester complains to his interviewer that “Hitler didn’t do a good job.” In Fort Lauderdale, Palestinian supporters sneer at Jews, “You need a big oven, that’s what you need!”
Read the whole thing--there's a lot more.

Note that President-elect Obama doesn't merely claim that his "stimulus" package will "create" jobs--he claims that it will "create or save" 3-4 million jobs.
Others have asked this already, but it's important to keep asking it--just how, exactly, will we rigorously, scientifically prove that an Obama stimulus plan "saved" a job? How will we know that a job wouldn't have survived anyway, no matter what the government did? Answer: such can't be proven, and it won't. But that won't stop Obama and his people from making all kinds of claims about jobs he "saved" in the years to come, evidence be damned. Let's hope people aren't too gullible.