Saturday, July 29, 2017

CAN YOU IMAGINE Michelle Obama doing this?

The most memorable moment from the trip in Israel of president Trump and the First Lady was probably that moment at the entrance to the house of President Rivlin.

Nechama Rivlin, President Rivlin’s wife, welcomed the First Lady Melania Trump at the door. As they were about to walk inside, Nechama whispered to Melania that she will do her best to catch up with the walking pace, but she might be a bit slower because of her medical condition which requires her to use an oxygen tank. Melania took her hand, looked at her and said: “We’ll walk at any pace you choose”.

And so they walked, slowly, gracefully and proudly, hand in hand.

That, is the moment I choose to cherish. That silent gesture has neither any political significance nor any colorful tone to it, but it is everything.

It is the hope we yearn for when we speak of peace;

It is the kindness we wish to protect when we speak of defeating terror;

It is the dignity we want to teach when we speak of stopping hate;

It is the friendship we pray for when we speak of our unbreakable bond;

In other words, this gesture encompasses everything that is good, kind and human."
From The Jewish Standard (George Deek) via my email.
JEFF JACOBY: another climate-change 'enthusiast'?

NO VOTER FRAUD? Don't be so sure.
THE IRS MAKES A SHOCKING DISCOVERY: it keeps re-hiring employess fired for cause.
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ACTING ICE DIRECTOR hands idiot journalist his ass on a platter:

I just wish he had ended his answer with "So what would you call them? Undocumented immigrant tour guides?"
CALLING WILE E. COYOTE: Eco-alarmist scientists determined to make ‘climate’ kill everybody one way or another.

More from Instapundit here.
AN INTERESTING BIT OF HISTORY: America's first - and last - nuclear powered merchant ship.

I noticed Instapundit referred to the Savannah as 'her'. Isn't that a microaggression to assume the Savannah is female?
ISHMAEL JONES: The foundation of the Trump collusion story is false.
DON SURBER: McCain embodies what is wrong with DC.
WHERE ARE TAR & FEATHERS WHEN YOU NEED THEM? How bureaucracies creep into life-and-death medical decisions.

Linked from Instapundit.
THE FACE of government-run healthcare.
MICHELLE OBAMA: Some Americans never saw past ‘my skin color’.

That's because she flaunted it at every opportunity. She's just another victim in the snowflake brigade.
ERICK ERICKSON writes on creeping totalitarianism.

'Creeping' is the wrong word; it should be 'galloping'.
AMMO GRRRLL is microaggressed.
"THREE REPUBLICANS AND 48 DEMOCRATS let the American people down."

I remember thinking during the 2012 presidential election that America was on the tipping point to European-style socialism. Looking back, I was right: even with Donald Trump's election and the Republicans holding both Hoouss of Congress, it appears that the deep-state entrenched ruling-class bureaucracy is winning.

I hope I'm wrong.
JUST ANOTHER CRASH at the corner of intersectionality and intersectionality.
REGULATION NATION: mostly awful state licensing laws.

Don't worry; we're your ruling elite and we know what's best for you....