Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Yah... right!  How many times have I heard some version of THIS:

We are European peace activists.   We are peace activists because we say we are.  If you disagree, we will brand you a "racist" and have you arrested for hate speech, so beware!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Why Evangelical Christians Support Israel

I have had the great pleasure of working with Christian Zionists and have found the REAL reason Christians support Israel on a religious basis. I shall now plaigerize the book STANDING WITH ISRAEL - WHY CHRISTIANS SUPPORT THE JEWISH STATE by David Brog.

In Genesis 12:3, God promises Abraham that, "I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you." The "you" employed here is a plural, referring to Abraham and his descendants, that is Israel. To a dispensationalist, therefore, Genesis 12:3 practically commands philo-Semitism and Zionism. Genesis 12:3 is Christian Zionism in a nutshell.

This then, is the REAL reason why many American Christian evangelicals support Israel. They believe it is a Gd-given commandment.  I just thought you should know.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Israel Strikes "Mother Lode" of Natural Gas

If there's one thing anti-Semites hate, it's empowered Jews. That is why they hate Israel so much. If there's one thing they hate more than Israel, it's an Israel empowered with overwhelming financial wealth.

Well folks! It looks like worldwide anti-Semitism is about to experience their worst nightmare because Israel has discovered it's second pool of natural gas in two years. This one is the "mother lode" and will likely turn Israel into a natural gas exporting country.

Leviathan gas find spurts optimism (Jerusalem Post)
“The Leviathan exploration has the potential of being twice the size of Tamar, which was the largest gas discovery globally in 2009,” Richard Gussow, a research analyst at Deutsche Bank, said Thursday.

In addition, Noble Energy confirmed Thursday that the Tamar project remains on schedule for sanction in 2010 and first gas production sales in 2012. Noble Energy on Wednesday increased its expectations for gross recoverable gas resources at Tamar by 33% to 8.4 trillion cubic feet as a result of updated reservoir studies.

“This year we have undertaken significant capital projects to help maintain a high Mari-B deliverability through 2012, and we are working hard to enable Tamar first gas sales late in that same year,” Davidson said.

Noble Energy’s discoveries could provide about 35 years of Israel’s natural-gas needs at projected 2012 demand rates. The capital investment for Tamar is estimated at $2.8 billion.

“With the Tamar project expected to supply Israel with its natural-gas needs for the next three decades, a discovery at Leviathan, should there be one, would be earmarked for export,” Gussow said.

Therefore, Israel is now energy independent and soon will be poised to be a net energy exporter. I have long pointed out that over the years that Israel, with 1/4 the population of Saudi Arabia has a GDP of approximately half of Saudi Arabia. Moreover, Israel achieved this economic strength with no petrochemical wealth. Now, combined with petrochemical wealth (Reports say there may be petroleum underneath the Leviathan gas field.) Israel's economy could become the the single largest in the region.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

The Basic Concern About Barack O'Bama

On public forums and blogs, I keep hearing the same hysterical rant from Conservatives; many of them my friends. It's all rather meaningless name-calling and resembles much of the nonsense I heard from Liberals about President Bush.

When we see the current O'Bama Administration embracing Hugo Chavez, Conservative commentators froth at the mouth. The Administration says it was just being polite to another foreign leader. When we see Administration policy that supports "affordable health care", Conservatives holler "SOCIALISM". The Administration replies that they are pursuing policy widely supported during the 2008 election. When the President appoints people like Van Jones, well... Conservatives go ballistic, but they can't articulate why others should be concerned.

Yet there's one basic concern about President O'Bama that my Conservative friends fail to articulate time and time again; hard as they try. That basic concern is this: During his formative years as a young adult, Barack O'Bama kept close company with people who hold America in VERY low esteem.

Therein lies the basic concern many in "middle America" have with our President. Too bad Conservatives can't articulate it and explain it effectively to the American public.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

I support Israel

I don't support EVERY Israeli policy, but by and large, they do a fine job of maintaining and running a productive and modern democracy. They are also quite friendly toward the US; something that can't be said of most of the nations in the region. Their technological contributions to the world economy far exceed what can normally be expected of their small population.

I know people hate Israel because it's a Jewish State. Yet Israel's national sins pale in comparison with much of the evil in the world. Moreover, Israel is the only nation who's national sins (real, imagined and mostly invented) carry a routine recommendation of remediation by permanent national destruction. That is a very unique remedy and it is largely due to anti-Semitism. After all, in a world that is void of anti-Semitism, the War Against Israel could not exist.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Israel: a unique nation

Let's face it folks!  Israel is the only nation where the recommended remedy to its national sins (real, imagined and mostly invented) is permanent national destruction.

I've been saying that for many years, but thought I'd mention it now for the record.

C ya,


About the Breakup of Al and Tipper Gore

I voted for Al Gore.  I voted for Clinton twice.  Unfortunately, I was never liberal ENOUGH because I don't hate Israel.

In his day, Al Gore was a heck of a good public servant.  When he lost the 2000 election, he lost his marbles.  He went insane.  I knew it because I loved him. 

Perhaps it was best that he lost that election.  In September 2001, when he showed up to President Bush's address to the joint session of Congress, he was bearded and had obviously gained a lot of weight. 

George Bush delivered his address, basking in the glory of support from a nation rallying around our President.  Al Gore was irrelevant and he knew it.  It ate at him. It tore at his self-identity.

In the following years, Al Gore sought relevancy in the American policy-making field by pushing his "global warming" fear.  It led to an Academy Award and a Nobel Peace Prize.  It was not enough!  It was not enough to sooth his loss of sanity.  Indeed, his loss of sanity had led to the herculean effort to bring the irrational fear of "global warming" to the forefront of national and international policy making. 

Having won all the accolades and adoring attention of throngs of followers, it is only natural that all this made his insanity worse.  I saw the signs; others did not.  But now, ten years later, we are finally seeing the signs that the bulletproof "Gorebot" is a man of flesh and blood; susceptible to all the things that fame, fortune and international attention provide.  Who knows!  Perhaps we'll find that he's another "Tiger Woods".  Or maybe it's just that his insanity became too much for Tipper to bear.  Eventually, we'll find out the details.

In the mean time, I'm not gloating over this.  I just think it's important to say that I saw Al Gore crumble badly after the election of 2000.  I'm not entirely surprised this happened, but I wish it hadn't.