In this issue

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 May 24, 2010 / 11 Sivan 5770

Obama pointing fingers, while leaking waivers to Big Oil

By Dave Weinbaum

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Every Chicago politician knows you don't bite the hand that feeds you.

The problem is how to appear to slap around a client who has stepped so far out of line that he makes you appear to be responsible for the disaster du jour.

This balancing act takes years of training, organizing and the ability to bury long- term friends and family under busses when they become liabilities. Reverend Wright just gave a "Hallelujah!" to that in a letter to black institutions confirming Obama's shove down under. It must have been pretty crowded under that Greyhound with Farrakhan, Coakley, Specter, Corzine, Lincoln , Grandma and now the entire state of Arizona between the axles.

Never point a finger at those who butter your bread

According to The Center for Responsive Politics, British Petroleum execs and employees gave $71,000 to presidential candidate Barack Obama, their highest contribution to any candidate during the 2008 cycle.

Since the BP well explosion, the president and his administration have granted at least 27 separate environmental study waivers to potential drillers, including BP. These gifts came after President Obama vowed a "…relentless response to stop the leak" and prevent more damage to the gulf. The President assailed the "…ridiculous spectacle" of oil executives blaming each other. He denounced a "…cozy relationship" the oil companies had with the federal government.

Imagine that! Barack Obama blaming someone else for blaming someone else. Where have I heard that kind of thing before?

Obama's EPA publicly ignored the disaster for its first ten days. Guess they thought the President was referring to another golf match, not the match that could light up the entire gulf.

For the record, the administration has taken umbrage at any connection to waivers and BP donation(s). However, as of today I'm unaware that any of the 71 large has been returned.

When your world is full of potholes start a cement company

Well at least the President has come up with the beginnings of a good solution. He's appointed yet another CYA (cover your arse) commission to pass the buck upon.

The only thing transparent about this president is his corruption.

This isn't just a right-wing attack on Obama. The Socialists smell oil in the water and are racing in for the kill. They want to devour big oil and the evil profit they take away from their off-shore drilling rigs at the expense of making us more dependent on terrorist benefitting oil.

Left-wing bloggers are comparing Obama's gulf leak to Bush's Katrina.

I'm waiting for Farrakhan to claim the righties came and bombed the rig, unplugging the well, just to destroy the presidency of his personal "selection," Barack Hussein Obama. Or he could claim that Limbaugh was behind it because he was allergic to the "colorful" fish spotted in the Gulf.

Heck, even Mr. Sweetness and Light--a leg-tingled Chris Matthews--wants the oil executives executed!

I grew up on a rattlesnake ranch. I was an only child--- eventually.

Back on the good ole' South Side of Chicago, they had a way of taking care of friends who got too arrogant and/or cozy, lest they blow the cover of the bosses. They'd fit them with large cement booties and send them to the bottom of the Chicago River or Lake Michigan .

Hey, if used right this could solve everyone's problems, both scientific and rat extermination. They could even do a study:

How many cement booted oil executives does it take to stop a major sea oil leak?

If they're one or two short, they can always try to recruit Glenn Beck or Sean Hannity or other daily acidic irritants.

Finally, a warning to Ex-Governor Blagojevich: Be wary of any cement truck following you around--in or out of prison.

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