A Message From Lucianne  



Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google

Egypt: It´s Not a Democracy,
but It´s Not Nothing, Either

American Thinker, by Shoshana Bryen

Original Article

Posted By:Judy W., 1/16/2014 5:30:06 AM

Warning: The following isn´t nice. The liberal moaning and wailing has begun. The circumstances of the referendum on Egypt´s new constitution, the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, and what appears to be the impending crackdown on Hamas have produced calls for "inclusion" and "democratic norms," and the denunciation of the military-backed government. TIME Magazine intones, "Egyptians are Voting Away their Freedom." The Washington Post called for a suspension of U.S. military aid to Egypt over its "bogus democracy." That´s a rather high hand. What if Egypt doesn´t have a "bogus democracy," but an insurgency that needs redress? What if, to Egyptians, the


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Deedo, 1/16/2014 6:02:12 AM     (No. 9693987)

It´s nothing but either incompetent or corrupt reporting that when the Muslim Brotherhood had power in Egypt, that they were completely dismantling the constitution and free election system to ensure that they secured a totalitarian grip on Egypt.

The military reacted to the MB and did not execute a coup sans raison. Egyptians know what the MB stands for better than anyone.

An Islamic Egypt would certainly increase the likelihood of war for Israel, too. Regarding the characterization of the Palestinian Authority, what does it say that Israel was finally compelled to put a fence around both Palestinian territories to stop them from blowing up women and children in markets and schools. Nice people these Palestinians.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 1/16/2014 8:57:28 AM     (No. 9694142)

Egypt is struggling to get back to a fraction of the peace and prosperity it had just a little while ago.

The liberals fools of the world celebrated an "Arab spring" at the rise of these thuggish and violent Arab groups. The groups gained control, through gross misdirection of their true nature and by handing out free goodies to the people. Of course as they took over governance their true chaotic, violent natures came to the fore. Egypt has had decades of relative peace and it´s people quickly realized they has been deceived. The military said "enough" and the civil population supported them. The violent Arab groups, that had previously been outlawed were now outlawed again. Relative peace was restored and now Egypt can start, once again to crawl out of the ruin that these extremist groups have created.

These extreme groups are like a cancer; damaging and eventually fatal. Liberals are like a doctor saying "Hey, cancer is just a bunch of cells in the body. All cells should be allowed to live and let live." How stupid does that sound?

And sure, the government of Egypt (and some other Arab countries as well) are heavy handed at times, compared to the US and Europe. But then again, we don´t have to deal with these violent groups.

Are Egyptians voting away their freedom? No, they are asserting their freedom from hatred, intimidation, violence, and incompetence. If that´s what these extreme groups have to offer, who needs them?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.




Reply 3 - Posted by: Judy W., 1/16/2014 11:26:42 AM     (No. 9694362)

#2, your cancer cell analogy is stunningly good. I am going to use it in the future; it´s applicable to a lot of liberal attitudes (and some libertarian ones too).

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.

Post Reply   Close thread 768560

Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Judy W."


Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)

Most Recent Articles posted by "Judy W."

No, The Heritage Foundation Is
Not Shifting On Immigration
Townhall, by Conn Carroll    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 1/23/2014 2:27:36 PM     Post Reply
Ever since The Heritage Foundation announced it was hiring Stephen Moore to be the think tank´s chief economist, there have been rumblings on the left hoping that the new hire signaled a coming policy change on immigration. (Snip) Contra TPM, amnesty activists should not get their hopes up. Moore´s hiring in no way portends a shift in Heritage´s immigration position. Reached for comment, one Heritage staffer said, "This is nothing more than liberal daydreaming. Research has shown that amnesty is costly, unfair, and won’t solve our immigration problems.

Future US envoy displays
total ignorance of Norway
The Local [Norway], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 1/23/2014 10:40:21 AM     Post Reply
The US´s next ambassador to Norway has committed a jaw-dropping diplomatic blunder before he even begins, describing the Progress Party, which has seven ministers, as "fringe elements" that "spew their hatred" in a US Senate hearing. Asked by Senator John McCain what he thought it was about the "anti-immigration" Progress Party that appealed to Norwegian voters, Greek American businessman George Tsunis seemed unaware of the party´s role in the ruling coalition. "You get some fringe elements that have a microphone and spew their hatred," he said in the pre-appointment hearing. "And I will tell you Norway has been very quick to

OK to Feel Sorry
Townhall, by Walter E. Williams    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 1/23/2014 8:56:45 AM     Post Reply
At one time in our nation´s history, blacks feeling sorry for whites was verboten. (Snip) As a result of the achievements of the civil rights movement, which gave black Americans full constitutional guarantees, I am free to feel sorry for guilty or timid white people. But there may be less of a need because of white people´s response to former NBA player Dennis Rodman´s bizarre interview from North Korea in which he claimed that North Korea´s evil tyrant, Kim Jong Un, is his best friend. Rodman has since apologized for some of his remarks. But he´s been a bit of




Fact-Free Liberals: Part III
Creators Syndicate, by Thomas Sowell    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 1/23/2014 7:20:51 AM     Post Reply
Since this year will mark the 50th anniversary of the "war on poverty," we can expect many comments and commemorations of this landmark legislation in the development of the American welfare state. The actual signing of the "war on poverty" legislation took place in August 1964, so the 50th anniversary is some months away. But there have already been statements in the media and in politics proclaiming that this vast and costly array of anti-poverty programs "worked."

Smoking Gun: Disgraced Obama EPA
Official Testifies to Anti-Capitalist Plan
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 1/23/2014 5:49:19 AM     Post Reply
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has released a transcript of former senior EPA official John Beale’s testimony. The Committee deposed Beale in connection with his recent fraud conviction. (Snip) “And then phase 3 would have been coming up with specific proposals that could be – could have been proposed either legislatively or things which could have been done administratively to kind of modify the DNA of the capitalist system…” That testimony comes on page 21 of Beale’s deposition. He testified to his belief that while environmental regulations in the United States have been successfull, “we’re reaching the limits

Israel´s Most Reliable Ally
American Thinker, by C. Hart    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 1/23/2014 4:58:39 AM     Post Reply
"Through fire and water, Canada will stand with you," were the closing remarks of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the Israeli Knesset on Monday, January 20, 2014. (Snip) There was no outspoken criticism of Israel -- another "first" by a head of state visiting the land. Harper´s friendship with Israel has been a welcome relief at a time when the Jewish State has become increasingly isolated. Israel´s diplomatic troubles have come to the forefront, recently: • Israeli ambassadors were called on the carpet by four European governments that demanded an explanation of current Israeli settlement policy; • UNESCO cancelled an exhibit portraying

Pro-death Insanity Envelops Belgium
American Thinker, by Mark Mostert    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 1/23/2014 4:52:13 AM     Post Reply
To most people´s minds, the notion of killing others because they are sick, suffering, or disabled is simply outlandish, because our moral code rightly dictates that those so afflicted need comfort, care, and as much positive support as we can muster. However, there´s an insidious creeping horror that is progressively challenging our inherent notions of compassion and decency: the Culture of Death, which, over the last 30 years, has steadily been pushing the limits of acceptable medical behavior. Europe has been ground zero for the pro-deathers´ ultimate goal: Death on demand at any time, anywhere, for any reason, for anyone, and

The Culture of Death and
Our Towering Self-Regard
National Review, by David French    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 1/22/2014 4:35:53 PM     Post Reply
I’m still shaking my head at Wendy Davis — not that she lied about her biography (sometimes it seems as if every politician springs out of some kind of heroic narrative) — but that she, as a very young lawyer doing the simple, ordinary work that thousands of young lawyers do, conceded custody of her child on the grounds that “it’s not a good time for me right now” to be the custodial parent. I’m also shaking my head at the president of the United States, speaking on the anniversary of the legalized killing of tens of millions of children, justifying




Willard Agonistes
PJ Media, by Michael Walsh    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 1/22/2014 2:22:58 PM     Post Reply
Like my PJ colleague, Victor Davis Hanson, I too am pessimistic about the future of our country. Like many of us, I fell into the trap of thinking that, during the election of 2012, the country would somehow come to its senses and evict from the White House an obviously unqualified charlatan with a threadbare act, and that we would begin the slow restoration of Foundational values to the Republic. (Snip) But we have an excuse — we were had. By the GOP nominee, Willard “Mitt” Romney, a man with apparently serious daddy issues who never should have run because,

Is Politico telling the full
story about Wendy Davis?
Washington Examiner, by Michael Barone    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 1/22/2014 8:08:05 AM     Post Reply
There has been lots of coverage in Politico on the charges against New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie and members of his staff. About Texas Democratic state Senator and governor candidate Wendy Davis, not so much. In case you missed it, the Dallas Morning News published a story by reporter Wayne Slater on Saturday that pointed out discrepancies between the stories Davis has told about her past and the facts. She got her first divorce, it turns out, not at 19 as she repeatedly said and even testified in federal court, but at 21. She went on to graduate from

Barack Hussein Soebarkah?
American Thinker, by Jason Kissner    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 1/22/2014 7:32:02 AM     Post Reply
One of the unexplained mysteries in the scanty documentation of the early life of the 45th President of the United States is the appearance of the name Soebarkah as his last name on an official document filled out by his mother. In a recent contribution to American Thinker, Nick Chase offers very persuasive evidence that the long-form birth certificate released by Obama is a forgery. While in the midst of developing an argument supporting the idea that Obama was adopted by the Indonesian Lolo Soetoro, Chase states: Finally, we have Stanley Ann Soetoro´s 1968 application to extend her 1965 passport

Fact-Free Liberals: Part II
Creators Syndicate, by Thomas Sowell    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 1/22/2014 6:39:19 AM     Post Reply
Words seem to carry far more weight than facts among those liberals who argue as if rent control laws actually control rents and gun control laws actually control guns. It does no good to point out to them that the two American cities where rent control laws have existed longest and strongest -- New York and San Francisco -- are also the two cities with the highest average rents. Nor does it make a dent on them when you point out evidence, from both sides of the Atlantic, that tightening gun control laws does not reduce gun crimes, including murder. It is

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)

Administration fears part of health
care system so flawed it could
bankrupt insurance companies

47 replie(s)
Fox News, by Jim Angle    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/22/2014 11:22:11 PM     Post Reply
While the administration publicly expresses full confidence in its health care law, privately it fears one part of the system is so flawed it could bankrupt insurance companies and cripple ObamaCare itself. "Week after week, month after month," says John Goodman of the National Center for Policy Analysis, "the Obama administration kept telling us everything´s working fine, there´s no problem and then they turn on a dime and fire their contractor." To justify a no-bid contract with Accenture after firing CGI as the lead contractor, the administration released documents from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Center




Will Christie aide fired over Bridgegate
rat out her boss? Lawyer with deep
ties to the governor splits with
Bridget Kelly over ´conflict of interest´

37 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by ML Nestel, David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/22/2014 3:56:27 AM     Post Reply
The lawyer slated to represent a top Christie Christie aide sacked over the Bridgegate scandal is no longer representing her, MailOnline has learned, leading to speculation that she may be planning to turn on her former boss. The news came on an icy, snow-drifted Tuesday as Christie took his oath of office for a second term as New Jersey´s governor. Walter Timpone, a Christie-linked attorney whom Kelly retained after her public firing, received the subpoena served on her Friday by a New Jersey Assembly special investigative committee. But he is stepping aside because he has a conflict of interest.

Obama´s polls fall as middle
class gets his number

33 replie(s)
Washington Examiner [DC], by Noemie Emery    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/22/2014 5:22:21 AM     Post Reply
Are you dazed and confused by Barack Obama, the nominal Democrat, whose conduct as president since 2009 has seen him sink from nearly 70 percent to 40 percent or less in the national polling, from which he has seemed to learn nothing, but still marches on? Fear not, the doctor is in: Fred Siegel of the Manhattan Institute, whose latest book, The Revolt Against The Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class, explains all you wanted to know about Obama, and much else. It explains why he never became the new Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy or Lyndon B.

Pentagon to relax rules on personal
religious wear — including beards,

33 replie(s)
NBC News, by Jim Miklaszewski & Courtney Kube    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/23/2014 7:57:19 AM     Post Reply
The Pentagon on Wednesday is expected to announce widespread changes to rules governing religious items and religion-based physical attributes that service members can maintain while in uniform — including beards, some religious tattoos, and turbans. NBC News obtained an early draft of the new Department of Defense instruction which states that the military will make every effort to accommodate “individual expressions of sincerely held beliefs” (conscience, moral principles, or religious beliefs) of service members. It goes on to say that unless doing so could have an adverse impact on military readiness, unit cohesion, good order and discipline, health and safety,

Zulu: is this the greatest
ever British war film?

30 replie(s)
Telegraph [UK], by Will Heaven    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/23/2014 9:59:56 AM     Post Reply
What’s so great about Zulu? To answer that question properly, you need to pass this test first. 1) Do you know Men of Harlech off by heart? 2) Can you name at least half of the 11 Victoria Cross winners in the film (by their nicknames where possible) without resorting to Google? 3) Have you ever found yourself stirred to ridiculous feelings of patriotism by John Barry’s magnificent film score on the morning commute? I really hope someone else answers “yes” to all three, otherwise you can chalk me up as a lone madman. Zulu--released 50 years ago this week--is

The Wendy Davis story
27 replie(s)
Dallas Morning News, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 1/22/2014 8:45:19 AM     Post Reply
The bare-bones Wendy Davis story — the one without embellishment — is sufficiently inspiring as a matrix for defying expectations. The daughter of a teenage mother and a teenage mother herself, Davis managed to beat the odds by getting a college education and Ivy League law degree, then launching a political career that’s brought her national adulation. But since Davis’ Democratic gubernatorial ambitions caught fire last year, “facts have been blurred” in the retelling of her life’s story, as reported Sunday by this newspaper’s senior political writer, Wayne Slater.



Smoking Gun: Disgraced Obama EPA
Official Testifies to Anti-Capitalist Plan

27 replie(s)
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 1/23/2014 5:49:19 AM     Post Reply
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has released a transcript of former senior EPA official John Beale’s testimony. The Committee deposed Beale in connection with his recent fraud conviction. (Snip) “And then phase 3 would have been coming up with specific proposals that could be – could have been proposed either legislatively or things which could have been done administratively to kind of modify the DNA of the capitalist system…” That testimony comes on page 21 of Beale’s deposition. He testified to his belief that while environmental regulations in the United States have been successfull, “we’re reaching the limits

Wendy Davis is being Swift-boated
27 replie(s)
Bloomberg, by Margaret Carlson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/23/2014 4:43:11 PM     Post Reply
In politics, lying is the new sex. Even the lesser sin, exaggeration, is grounds for questions about your suitability to run for office. Americans may be becoming more like the French in tolerating peccadilloes (just ask Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina or Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana about surviving a sex scandal), but get a detail wrong about whether you divorced at 21 or at 19, and woe unto you. That’s what happened to Wendy Davis over the weekend. You may know her as the Texas state senator in pink sneakers who delivered an 11-hour filibuster against abortion restrictions in June.

Michelle Obama Chooses
Jane Fonda As Role Model

26 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Hollywood, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 1/22/2014 9:15:55 PM     Post Reply
In the January 27 issue of People Magazine, First Lady Michelle Obama cites Jane Fonda as a role model. "[And] there´s Jane Fonda, a beautiful, engaged, politically savvy, sharp woman," Michelle Obama responded after being asked by People who she would someday want to look and live like. PEOPLE: And there are other role models you look at and think, "When I´m 70 or 80, I want to look and live like her´? MRS. OBAMA: Oh, yes. Every event I go to, every rope line, women are looking better with every passing year. I run into women all the time who will

De Blasio ‘getting back at us’
by not plowing: UES residents

25 replie(s)
New York Post, by Jennifer Gould Keil*    Original Article
Posted By: Bubbasuncle- 1/21/2014 8:22:21 PM     Post Reply
It really is a tale of two cities — this time with the tony Upper East Side getting the shaft! Huge swaths of the city’s wealthiest neighborhood had been not been plowed by early Tuesday evening, leaving 1-percenters out in the cold, according to the city’s own map of snow-plower activity. “He is trying to get us back. He is very divisive and political,” said writer and life-long Upper East Side mom Molly Jong Fast of Mayor de Blasio. “By not plowing the Upper East Side, he is saying, ‘I’m not one of them.’ But we have everyone in this

The blunt truth — White house drug czar
contradicts Obama on marijuana

25 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Ernestt Istook    Original Article
Posted By: Write2Right- 1/22/2014 7:00:47 AM     Post Reply
President Obama’s latest claims about marijuana are contradicted by research and official positions of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, which is part of the White House. And Mr. Obama’s words have anti-drug leaders worried about negative repercussions among youth.Mr. Obama claimed to The New Yorker magazine that marijuana is no worse than cigarettes or alcohol and he promoted state efforts by Colorado and Washington to legalize marijuana, which remains illegal under federal law.The National Drug Control Policy’s official stance, posted on the whitehouse.gov website, says the opposite of Mr. Obama on all counts. For example, as documented in agency

Judge rules that Kansan who provided
sperm to lesbian couple owes child support

25 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 1/23/2014 10:12:58 AM     Post Reply
TOPEKA — A man who provided sperm to a lesbian couple in response to an online ad is the father of a child born to one of the women and must pay child support, a Kansas judge ruled Wednesday. Topeka resident William Marotta had argued that he had waived his parental rights and didn’t intend to be a father. Shawnee County District Judge Mary Mattivi rejected that claim, saying the parties didn’t involve a licensed physician in the artificial insemination process and thus Marotta didn’t qualify as a sperm donor, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported.


Post Reply   Close thread 768560

Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google

© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.