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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

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 March 20, 2009 / 17 Adar 5769


By Dave Weinbaum

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Like most teens these days, my 17 year old daughter possesses a cell phone. The first time I called her she answered, "Hello." I started talking then heard her respond, "Who is this?" I said, "I'm the guy who's providing you food, shelter and cell phones!" She retorted, "Ha, you've been punk'd! Leave a message after the beep."

After falling for this con five times, I'm now on to her little scam.

As President Obama's popularity results lower and his negative numbers climb, it's apparent that America is a little quicker on the uptake than I was.

"When you rush budgets that are a foot high…and nobody has read them…people (feel) intimidated by the administration" -- Barack H. Obama 11/22/04

Obama abused the words "crisis" and "catastrophe" more than 30 times to shock Americans into urging congress to pass bills they hadn't read. After their vote and signing, we find the new laws don't stimulate as much as destroy the structure of democracy. Obama lied about the transparency and deliberateness he promised.

Last week Barack said the crisis was overstated and the economy was "sound," the same message he castigated citizen McCain for during the campaign. The Dow was about 4000 points higher and we were $3 trillion richer back then. Those days, BB (before Barack) may be known in the future as the good 'ole days.

How does he get away with it?

Barack bombarded us with so many straw dogs; we can feed cattle with their spare hay.

Each week's demon has its own shelf life

  • Limbaugh was good for a couple laughs when he wished the president failure on his socialism quest. But all that did was get Rush new young listeners.

  • Then it was the evil bankers foreclosing on forlorn poor who signed on to mortgages by having their arms twisted into little knots.

  • Now the fiends are those evil AIG executives who accepted retention bonuses via legal contracts. Usually sane Republican Senator Charles Grassley told the AIGers to resign or commit suicide. This false indignation has caused piano wire strangulation threats to AIG employees, their children and spouses. Barney Frank is demanding their names and addresses so murderers can find them. Who says congress isn't there to help?

If you stop making hay, it could be the last straw

That the AIG bonus payments were contracted a year ago with full knowledge of everyone in government and put into the tarp bills by Senator Chris Dodd with the knowledge and approval of Tim Geithner, tax cheat in charge of the IRS, and President Obama, it begs the question: Why worry about the previously contracted $165 million when AIG had transferred $100 Billion of our taxes to foreign banks all over the world?

As congress votes on stealing through taxation perfectly legal payments, let us take note on the precedent this establishes. If the government can intercede on these legal and binding agreements, it can break any contract for any reason. That's what socialists, communists, and fascists do folks.

If President Obama didn't know what was in his bills while ramming them down our throats, then he's incompetent. If he knew, then he's a liar. Either way it's blight on America and the Presidency.

We elected a president and got a stand-up comic

The president, unable to govern, has taken the Animal House solution. He's off on a coast-to-coast air trip to appear on with Jay Leno. Then what, a gig on Comedy Central?

Here's the latest joke on America. The Felons at ACORN, including child rapists and admitted voter registration frauds, have been hired by Obama as census takers.

Time for America to vote out this vile congress in 2010 and curtail President Obama's lease on the White House to four instead of eight years.

We can't afford to talk ourselves silly when no one else is on the other line.

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