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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

Nancy Pelosi Finally Demands a Weiner Probe

By Ron Hart




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | "Left-wingers are incapable of conspiring because they are all egomaniacs." Norman Mailer

Full-time liberal Congressman and part-time photographer Anthony Weiner had a hard week. While Mitt Romney was announcing his candidacy for the presidency and outlining his vision for turning the country back to the right, Weiner showed pictures of his idea for America in a little swing to the left.

Self-preservation being the first goal of politicians, so he lied. And lying is also what they are good at; thus it is their "go-to" response. On Monday Weiner fessed up -- as politicians do -- only when caught.

Last week Weiner told us not to worry too much about this, he was on it. Just like fellow Democrat O.J. Simpson, Weiner assured us he was going to launch an investigation to find the person who committed this crime on his Twitter account. He would not rest until he found the perp -- or in this case perv -- who did it.

But, per Anthony Weiner, it was not his wiener and therefore he was a victim, which is the highest honor a Democrat can bestow upon himself.

We knew the penis did not belong to a RHINO since it would not stand up in a tough situation. We knew it was not one of Obama's budgeting folks, since he would not lay it all out on the table. The plot thickened. Then he admits it all Monday.

I hope I will not be misinterpreted. I liked Weiner. I had dinner with him in New York as he was bursting on the political scene. An Eye, Ear, Nose and Wallet surgeon friend of mine who went to school with the Congressman wanted us to meet, and I found him to be delightful company. Ever the showman, he wore a seersucker suit. I found him to be an impish, highly energetic, and interesting man, charming and well-suited for politics.

Weiner comes out of the Wellstone liberal mode, in that you cannot get too mad at him, even if you disagree, because you get the feeling he really believes that illogical liberal rhetoric. I find lefties and others like him cute in their childlike view of the world; but unlike kids who have not yet formed bad opinions, they should know better. Getting angry at them would be like yelling at a kid who still believes in the Tooth Fairy.

Weiner is the go-to attack dog on liberal issues. He also loves to see himself on camera, which is probably why he is in this pickle.

Congressman Weiner could not stop holding press events to talk about the scandal, which was, in itself, telling. Here is a man who has the right to remain silent -- just not the ability. He kept inflicting wounds on himself for an incident his liberal mates in the media would have let go. Every peacock loves to hear itself sing.

Like John Edwards, Al Gore and other busted liberals, the trend of not being caught by the mainstream media (may it rest in peace), continues.

Just lay low Weiner, your buddies in the media are there for you. They would have swept this under the rug; it is what they do for friends. Stories die but instincts remain, and you can live to call Republicans "hypocrites" another day.

In an interesting comparison, fellow New York Congressman Chris Lee, a Republican, was caught posting a picture of himself sans shirt online and was forced to resign immediately by Speaker of the House Boehner. House Minority Leader Nancy (Drain the Swamp) Pelosi does not dare take Weiner too much to task since his pictures are a big hit in her San Francisco district. This is another sad day for our country. The only winner here is GOP Senator and bathroom stall enthusiast Larry Craig, who can now Google "Weiner Photos" at work and claim he is doing opposition research.

The GOP should fight the urge to play pious on this story. We have an out-of-control national debt, two and a half wars going on, $4 a gallon gas and more and more consolidation of powers in Washington D.C. A few crotch shots of his "junior Senator" from an egocentric New York Democrat is not our nation's problem.

A healthy ego can be important to the business of success, but you cannot allow it to gain a controlling interest. On this I think we have certitude.

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JWR contributor Ron Hart grew up in Tennessee and began writing a column for his hometown paper in 2002. He attended The University of Memphis and the Institute for Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University. Ron graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected student government president. Upon getting his MBA, he went to work for Goldman Sachs. He was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents by then Governor Lamar Alexander and is now a private investor. He appears on CNN and has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal.

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Previously:

The porkulus political payback project

Schwarzenegger, please!

An ILL Wind for Business --- Boeing, Boeing Gone?

Osama's 72 Virgins --- and Obama's 72 Versions

Bin Laden was taken out by seals and now sleeps with the fishes

Trump: Got 99 problems, but rich ain't one

Why you should see the ‘Atlas Shrugged’ movie

Why The Donald trumps the Bamster

O-Bomb-A

Mid-East Megalomaniacal Despots on the Run

Truther or Dare

Facebook ‘Un-friends’ Our Increasingly Regulation-burdened Capital Markets

Egyptians Unfriend Mubarak

Hold 'em liable --- the colleges, that is

Follow your Hart in a look back at 2010

GOP wins in showdown

WikiLeaks --- Danger or Disinfectant?

The Angle of the Rangel

Where We Let Terrorists Really Hurt Us

Time to starve the spending beast

The TSA: We Do Chicken Right!

A Red Wave

No Juan Left Behind at NPR

Capitalism in Time Saves Mine

The Broader Picture of What These Elections Mean

Dem-moralized: ‘Dead Fish’ taken to the trash cant

Ships Passing in the Night

Obamanomics continue to add up . . . for Republicans

She had Tiger by the tail: If Elin did not get Tiger's money, Obama would have


© 2010 Ron Hart

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