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 June 18, 2010 / 6 Tamuz 5770

Truthers, roosters and Birthers -- oh my!

By Dave Weinbaum

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | From Tea Parties to Swifties, Enablers to Blamers, Warmers to Deniers, a plethora of conspiracy groups have formed recently. Here are a few of the more popular ones and their supporters.

My psychiatrist told me, "For the tenth time, Weinbaum, you're not paranoid!" I replied, "So, you're one of them!"

First, the truthers:

  • Theory: Those who believe the Bush Administration participated in or knew in advance of the 9/11 attacks and stood down in order to gain power and override Constitutional protections. This would give Bush the green light to invade Iraq and Afghanistan to guarantee a future oil supply to the USA . It was done with a controlled demolition which happened to coincide with the Jets crashing into the buildings.

  • Typical Accusation: "To say that we don't know it (WTC Building Seven) imploded…is beyond ignorant." Rosie O'Donnell.

  • Evidence: Popular Science dismissed the above and concluded the collapse of the buildings were fire-gravity induced from the jets and fuel, including a "volcanic eruption," like the crashing down of debris from Building One into Building Seven.

  • Believers: Ed Asner, Charlie Sheen, Rosie O'Donnell, Former Obama Green Jobs Czar and admitted Communist Van Jones, Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney, Jesse Ventura, and any Islamic Fanatics who, after trying to convict Israel of the 9/11 attacks, pointed their fingers at Bush….and Cheney too.

Then came the Roosters:

  • Theory: Evil, imperialistic atom bomb annihilators of Hiroshima and Nagasaki America deserved the attacks on 9/11.

  • Evidence: A ridiculous concept that the US , the most giving nation in the history of man, is evil.

  • Advocates include: Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Barack Hussein Obama and all in his cabinet, his 40 czars and most of the Dem party.

  • Accusation: " America 's chickens have come home to roost!" "…G-d damn America ! It's in the Bible!" The bad Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Or as fellow Rooster, Obama seems to be saying with his policies: Thank you Osama, we deserve another!

The 2008 election brought out the Birthers.

  • Theory: those who believe Obama's lack of an official Birth Certificate means he's ineligible to serve.

  • Evidence: Only a certified copy of Obama's "Certification of Live Birth" was released by the Obama Campaign. Three of these cases have been dismissed by the Supreme Court.

  • Advocates: Alan Keyes, Michael Savage, the Obama Nation author, Jerome Corsi.

  • Used in a sentence: "Somewhere in Kenya there's a village that's lost its idiot." "We're getting ready for the Communist takeover of America with a non-citizen at the helm." Michael Savage, according to Wikipedia.

This last one is a bonus, but only because it didn't mesh with the Wizard of Oz-like title of the article.

After the election and 1.5 years into Obama's term, we have the blamers.

  • Theory: It was Bush's fault!

  • Evidence: Bush was the president before Obama. Our president is obsessed with blaming his predecessor for all his problems and failings. Eisenhower planned the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba and JFK failed to execute it. Not once did Kennedy try and blame Ike for the fiasco.

  • Advocates: Barack Obama, his administration the Democratic Congress, Helen Thomas and, until very recently, the rest of the Main Stream Media.

  • Used in a sentence: "We inherited a mess!" heard about a gazillion times in Obama's speeches, interviews and press conferences throughout his entire administration. "Obama inherited a mess." Pick almost anyone of the flaming Main Steamers.

Sometimes you have to rock the captain to save the boat

Apparently Obama has clicked his ruby shoes three times and ordered, "Pass cap and tax— or else." Even the Dems are saying, "Not so much."

Hey Obamaites, it could be worse. There could be a group called the Impeachers.

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