Lion of the Blogosphere

Trump to move U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.826990

This is the most pro-Israel thing that any U.S. President has ever done. Only Trump could have done this. Any other president would be too afraid of the State Department establishment, too afraid of the changing the status quo to do what’s right.

What have the Palestinians ever done to merit NOT moving the embassy to Jerusalem? Absolutely nothing. And that’s the problem. If we want there to be peace, we must stop coddling them and start treating them as the undeserving terrorists that they are. Only when they realize that they are LOSING will they come to the bargaining table.

Israel won Jerusalem in battle from JORDAN, fair and square, back in 1967. That’s 50 years ago. And if Jordan had only accepted the original division of the former British territory, there never would have been a war in the first place and Jordan would still own half of Jerusalem. Serves them right. Possession is nine-tenths of international law.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 5, 2017 at EST pm

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  1. If he does that, he is totally crazy, and I’ll take not one, but 10 bullets for him.

    Yakov

    December 5, 2017 at EST pm

    • Learn to dodge bullets first. The practice will get you ready for the Otis military dictatorship beginning in 2024.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      December 5, 2017 at EST pm

    • I’ll think you’ll be pretty safe. Muzzies are terrible shots.

      Vincent

      December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • You will have to watch out for those who make a fashion statement with their vests before it goes off in a crowd. This bold move by Trump just exacerbates the relationship between Muslims and Jews in the Old City. It’ll make Muslim terrorists act more irrational than their usual state.

        JS

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • I was going to say tell that to RFK, but on second thought Sirhanx2’s a Christian if I recall correctly.

        Tell it to Anwar Sadat anyway.

        snorlaxwp

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

    • Is this part of Trump’s Israel First policy?

      Jared Kushner is the most symbolically powerful Jew in the world.

      And tax cuts for the rich and corporations.

      Trump is…………….I always get back to better than Hillary or Jeb.

      But his priorities are not as pro America and populist and his rhetoric. Big surprise I know.

      Rifleman

      December 6, 2017 at EST pm

      • This is a campaign promise made by Trump, that other presidents also talked about while campaigning but Trump is the only president who actually FOLLOWED THROUGH and moved the capital to Jerusalem.

        And this benefits the United States by letting Muslims know that we’re not going to keep putting up with their cr*p.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

      • Is this part of Trump’s Israel First policy?

        The anti-Israel paleocon “right” is finished in America. Not a surprise because they never got started.

        Trump proved being anti-immigration and pro-Israel is an electoral winner, paleoconservatism is a perennial loser.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

      • Cmon you guys, do you really not see what Trump is up to here?

        He’s intentionally pissing off the muzz, knowing that they’ll act out as usual and engage in violence. Then he can say, “See? Islam sucks, and this type of stuff is why we need the travel ban as well as decreased immigration. Sad!”

        driveallnight

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

      • Rifleman

        December 7, 2017 at EST am

      • Trump proved being anti-immigration and pro-Israel is an electoral winner

        Trump didn’t win the electoral college based on Kushner’s Israel First agenda.

        How many people in PA/Wisconsin/Michigan etc share Kushner’s agenda?

        He’s a liberal ethnocentric Jew from NYC and a spoiled, not very bright rich kid.

        The anti-Israel paleocon “right” is finished in America.

        It’s not about being anti Israel, that’s something you ethnocentric Jews don’t get. Many of us don’t care about Israel any more than we care about Romania or Thailand.

        I understand for you everything is about “muh Israel”, “muh Jewish people” but that is not what America is about. If you feel that way go to Israel live there and renounce US citizenship.

        I’m glad the Palestinians are upset but Israel is of no concern to me. I want foreign policy to reflect an America First agenda and if that upsets certain Jews then great.

        I just see this as another example of Jewish ethnic interest that probably goes against American interests.

        I don’t like American Evangicucks on this issue any more than tribal super-Jews. That’s a reason I don’t like Roy Moore, he’s a primitive who thinks the bible is the world of a non-existent god and the 10 commandments are the law of the land.

        Israel is another country and not mine. I haven’t seen how this deal is to the advantage of the US.

        Rifleman

        December 7, 2017 at EST am

      • “How many people in PA/Wisconsin/Michigan etc share Kushner’s agenda?”

        I listened to Breitbart Radio, and actually the embassy move is EXTREMELY popular with the prole whites who support Trump. Prole white gentiles love Israel a lot more than self-hating Jewish liberal elites.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 7, 2017 at EST am

      • Trump didn’t win the electoral college based on Kushner’s Israel First agenda.

        And you Islam firsters haven’t won anything since Buchanan won New Hampshire’s Republican primary back in the early ice age.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 7, 2017 at EST pm

      • I listened to Breitbart Radio, and actually the embassy move is EXTREMELY popular with the prole whites who support Trump. Prole white gentiles love Israel a lot more than self-hating Jewish liberal elites.

        Israel First is what makes Lion one of the greatest American patriots.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 7, 2017 at EST pm

  2. Another example of Trump = Hitler.

    Lewis Medlock

    December 5, 2017 at EST pm

    • LOL.

      This will hurt the Palestinians feelz.

      gothamette

      December 5, 2017 at EST pm

  3. Hopefully this will relieve some of the pressure from the evangelicucks to amnesty some portion of the dreamers.

    Andrew E.

    December 5, 2017 at EST pm

    • Hopefully this will relieve some of the pressure from the evangelicucks to amnesty

      There’s no connection between Israel and amnesty.

      Learn to think logically.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • The point was that pro-amnesty evangelical Christians will be so happy that they wills top being pro-amnesty.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • The point was that pro-amnesty evangelical Christians will be so happy that they wills top being pro-amnesty.

        Their happiness over the embassy move isn’t connected to their support for amnesty – that’s assuming IF they support amnesty. In general, Evangelicals are less likely to support amnesty than Catholics or other Protestant denominations.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • “Their happiness over the embassy move isn’t connected to their support for amnesty – that’s assuming IF they support amnesty. In general, Evangelicals are less likely to support amnesty than Catholics or other Protestant denominations.”

        Nobody is talking about the general population. They are talking about Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio. Have you heard Paul Ryan talk about Israel. It is beautiful and brings a tear to the eye! If only he would feel the same way about the country that is, you know, his.

        Maybe Paul Ryan will be so warmed in the afterglow of this that he will forget to betray his own country for a while.

        Dan

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • Here is the full text of Paul Ryan’s AIPAC speech.
        https://www.speaker.gov/press-release/full-text-speaker-ryan-s-remarks-2017-aipac-policy-conference-0

        One of the greatest speeches on national interest and border security ever given. I support that, and only wish he would share some of that love with the country he is supposed to represent.

        That said, the reasons for evangelical support of Jerusalem include the fact that much of Jesus’ life, from his boyhood temple visits to the Last Supper, happened in Jerusalem, and Christians really don’t want those places in Muslim hands. That’s why they crusaded after all.

        Dan

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • Wrong. Many evangelical are hardcore to semi hardcore end times believers. The temple being rebuilt (as yavov pines for) is an absolute reality for them. With jesus’ reentry who cares about a bunch of mexicans.

        toomanyspiders

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • Have you heard Paul Ryan talk about Israel.

        Wrong and irrelevant.

        Ryan is aligned with the Libertarian/business/Norquist GOPe wing, you stupid, lying fuck.

        Ryan isn’t aligned with the Evangelical wing.

        They are talking about Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio.

        Someday you should learn about the Republican Party.

        Rubio is an exception to the Evangelical rule.

        The vast majority of Evangelical Southern and Midwestern GOP politicians (except the ones in senior leadership) have strong anti-immigration records and are consistently pro-Israel.

        Maybe Paul Ryan will be so warmed in the afterglow of this that he will forget to betray his own country for a while.

        GOPe politicians always strongly support foreign allies against their enemies.

        Has nothing to do with immigration.

        If antisemitic/paleocons like yourself hadn’t derailed the anti-immigration movement for decades with your deranged obsession with a single foreign policy issue (Israel) that is completely unrelated with a domestic policy issue (immigration) there would have been a stronger Nationalist movement prior to Trump.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • With jesus’ reentry who cares about a bunch of mexicans.

        https://cis.org/Religious-Leaders-vs-Members-Examination-Contrasting-Views-Immigration

        In contrast to many religious leaders, most members think immigration is too high.

        Catholics: 69 percent said immigration is too high; 4 percent said too low; 14 percent just right.
        Mainline Protestants: 72 percent said it is too high; 2 percent said too low; 11 percent just right.
        Born-Again Protestants: 78 percent said it is too high; 3 percent said too low; 9 percent just right.
        Jews: 50 percent said it is too high; 5 percent said is too low; 22 percent just right.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • Jews are non-Christians in that poll.

        HBDers on this blog are willing to accept that IQ and race are real, but unwillingly to face the fact that subgroups of racial groups are different from one another in subtle and sometimes significant ways.

        Ashkenazim are very different from White gentiles the same way the Japanese are very different from the Chinese.

        JS

        December 6, 2017 at EST am

      • “If only he would feel the same way about the country that is, you know, his.”

        You really drive a hard bargain, Dan.

        gothamette

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

      • Many younger evangelicals are liberal on certain social issues, e.g., immigration, the environment. Schools like Wheaton (IL), considered the Harvard of the evangelical colleges, buy into a fair amount of the liberal agenda. A surprisingly large number of evangelical college students are not at all like Jerry Falwell or Gary Bauer.

        Lewis Medlock

        December 7, 2017 at EST am

  4. This embassy move will go along nicely with the construction of the first US military base in Israel.

    Only a cuck would oppose it.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    December 5, 2017 at EST pm

    • US military bases represent a loss of Israeli sovereignity. This is a terrible idea that should be opposed by all means necessary. As it is Israel has to dance to the US tune. Bad, bad idea. This is national humiliation.

      Yakov

      December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • But it means that an Iranian nuclear attack on Israel is also a nuclear attack on U.S. forces, which would make Iran think twice.

        I don’t see that Korea or Japan or Germany have lost any sovereignty because there are American military bases there.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • I agree with Yakov.

        gothamette

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • This is a terrible idea that should be opposed by all means necessary.

        It’s not an infringement on Israeli sovereignty if it is voluntary.

        But it means that an Iranian nuclear attack on Israel is also a nuclear attack on U.S. forces, which would make Iran think twice.

        Or serve as a base for a preemptive American airstrike against Iran’s nuclear program.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • Yeah I agree with Lion on this one. A US military base in Israel might be a good idea for Israel. Does Hamas really want to go to war with the US when they get in their rocket firing moods? On the other hand, I don’t see much upside for the US. It makes it more likely we get in a war over there protecting Israel. Not sure I signed up for that.

        Mike Street Station

        December 6, 2017 at EST am

      • North Korea poses a much bigger threat to us than Arabs or even Persians. And we have a big military presence in South Korea.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 6, 2017 at EST am

      • Hamas is no threat to Israel. The real threat to Israel (other than internal collapse) is Hizbollah in Lebanon, the first truly effective fighting force the Israelis have faced since Glubb’s Arab Legion – which won all its battles against Israel in 1948, google it. Should they team up with Turkey, and Iran’s nukes, it would be horrible for Israel. Unlike TuJ, I think this could happen in the next 25 years.

        gothamette

        December 6, 2017 at EST am

      • US base in Israel is good for US, neither good nor bad for Israel. US needs Israeli help more than Israel needs American help, and Rulers of both realms know this.

        Garr

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

      • The biggest threat to Israel is from when the European and American “center”-left, sooner rather than later, decides to give Israel the South Africa treatment (as with so many things, “anti-apartheid” having been a fringe commie obsession until the Overton Window toppled 180 degrees in a couple years).

        As a corollary, Israel is threatened by left-wing, pro-surrender political factions, including left-wing, pro-surrender factions that may exist or emerge within ostensibly rightist parties (see again: South Africa).

        The second biggest threat to Israel is the long-term trend of its high-quality human capital being demographically swamped by the Ultra-Orthodox, Arab Jews, Arab Arabs, Russians (high-IQ but low-trust), Ethiopians, Eritrean illegals, etc.

        A confounding factor is that Israeli demographics buck the typical pattern in that (Arab Arabs and East Africans aside) the more dysfunctional a group the more sensible its politics tend to be, reducing the risk of left-wing pro-surrender factions taking power, but there’s no ignoring the truth of HBD.

        This threat is not so much conquest by Arabs as a gradual slide towards third-world living / crime / corruption standards, such that its no longer a pleasant place to live or visit.

        To the extent any military threats to Israel exist, they are the prospect of Iranian nukes, or terrorists getting their hands on Pakistani or North Korean nukes. Turkey would be a conventional military threat if they had a land border with Israel but they don’t.

        Hezbollah? No way. Sure, the Lebanese are the smartest Arabs, but however effective a fighting force they may be, they’re no threat to Israel’s existence if for no other reason than that the Israelis far outnumber them. Also they’ve never (not for lack of trying or massive foreign intervention) managed to seize complete power in Lebanon, much less Israel.

        The Lebanon quasi-defeat was not so much that Hezbollah is an effective fighting force as that the IDF has become an ineffective fighting force. Apparently directing your military to fill itself with ever more women and human rights lawyers does not do wonders for winning fights. Whouda thunk.

        But if push came to shove, at least under Likud administration I imagine Israel would drop the woke SJW philosophy in military matters PDQ. As things stand, since there are no real conventional threats to Israel, they can afford it since it’s great PR for staving off the moment when the Euro/American left decides it’s time for Israel delenda est.

        It should also be noted that even the progressive feminist iteration of the IDF wasn’t really defeated (either time) in Lebanon; they were better characterized as political defeats, like the US in Vietnam, France in Algeria or (again) Nationalist Party-ruled South Africa.

        snorlaxwp

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

    • “I don’t see that Korea or Japan or Germany have lost any sovereignty because there are American military bases there.”

      Do you think that the US would lose sovereignty by having Chinese, or Russian, or Israeli military bases on American soil? I do.

      ISK

      December 6, 2017 at EST am

      • We have U.K. military personnel in the Pentagon and we are still sovereign, so I don’t think so.

        But we are not allies with Russia or China so they would not station military personnel here.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 6, 2017 at EST am

    • Actually, only cucks support it.

      gothamette

      December 6, 2017 at EST pm

    • Time for Israel to step up and ally itself with the US formally or join NATO. Jordan as well.

      Bob

      December 7, 2017 at EST am

  5. As a supporter of Israel, I think this is an excellent move. Frustratingly, liberal American Jews will contrive to view this as an anti-Semitic ploy.

    Roli

    December 5, 2017 at EST pm

    • I’ve no doubt Think Progress and TPM are furiously working on crafting a message that this is what Hitler would do.

      Mike Street Station

      December 5, 2017 at EST pm

  6. Gentiles in America have never been anti-Semitic. Never! It’s only paranoid Leftist Jews (which is 70%+) who fanatically believe they are.

    Those same Jews amazingly DO NOT recognize legit genocidal Jew hatred from the Left, Muslims, or any non-white/Christian group!

    fakeemail

    December 5, 2017 at EST pm

    • Rich gentiles used to not allow Jews to join their country clubs or work at their law firms. Jews felt left out and discriminated against.

      100% true that United States gentiles were never genocidal.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • Nothing wrong at all with WASPy gentiles wanting to keep their institutions WASPy.

        Andrew E.

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • Except when it’s part of an old boys network that prevents newcomers from making any money.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • Yes, but from what I see, there is enough Jewish nepotism and Jewish-only institutions to make everyone wonder why Jews care about Anglo law firms and country clubs. In other words, if you are going to exclude, what platform is there to complain about exclusion?

        Mark

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • Gentiles were right. Mixing causes intermarriage and that is bad for the Jews.

        Yakov

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • “Rich gentiles used to not allow Jews to join their country clubs or work at their law firms. Jews felt left out and discriminated against.”

        So what? Did Jews allow Christians into Talmudic academies?

        gothamette

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • No, but deep down, everyone knows that Talmudic academies are vastly inferior to WASP country clubs.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • Right, no one wants to go to them in the US. My point is that Talmudic academies in the old country were where the smart young men went to become leaders of the Jews. So, the Ivy League was where smart young WASPs went. It’s natural that WASPs didn’t want non-WASPs to go to them. But that’s all over now. Jews have breached the citadel and I think most of us don’t give a shit about old wounds.

        gothamette

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • Back in the days when most Jews were kept out of the Ivy League, the smart Jews went to places like CCNY for free. Jews were actually better off being kept out of Harvard and such — CCNY had a great reputation because of all the smart students. And it was free.

        fortaleza84

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • >>Rich gentiles used to not allow Jews to join their country clubs or work at their law firms. Jews felt left out and discriminated against.

        Statement is mainly urban legend. I don’t know if its true but Steve Sailer has often asserted that the entire phenomena of Jews being excluded from country clubs came about in the early 20th century whereby long established German/Sephardic genteel Jews didn’t want pushy nouveau riche eastern European Jews storming their clubs and so they excluded them, and the goy took the blame. It was basically an intramural fight.

        Regarding discrimination, Jews have given just as much as they have gotten in this regard. Jews still make certain that they control the most important slots in corporate media. This cannot be coincidence or happenstance, and don’t bring up the matter of high IQ talent. Despite the high mean Jewish IQ, there are still many, many, many times more high IQ goy than there are high IQ Jews. Besides, most media is garbage, and most media companies are lousy investments, so the stewardship has not been that good.

        Furthermore, why on earth would you want to join a country club whose members don’t want you there? There are plenty of country clubs that would reject me out of hand. Country clubs that even my friends belong to. Word would get out that I’m a troublemaker. Doesn’t bother me the least. Should I get worked up because most attractive women I have met in life wouldn’t have given me the time of day? No, fuck’em. Move on.

        Daniel

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • My great uncle was an expert on country clubs. He took me on a tour of Palm Beach and identified every country club that hated the Jews, and those that were Jew friendly. He seemed to know what he was talking about.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • Catholics were also discriminated against by WASPs. Unlike Jews, most don’t view it as a big deal. And as far as religious/ethnic/racial intolerance goes, it’s pretty small potatoes.

        Lewis Medlock

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • Didn’t Steve Sailer show that this is mostly false memories and the Eastern European Jews were actually being blackballed from Sephardic or German-Jewish country clubs?

        Lionel of the Richiesphere

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • Per Steve Sailer http://takimag.com/article/the_myth_of_the_golf_nazi_steve_sailer#axzz3JU3tfLsM

        The surprisingly common Jewish-American preoccupation with vague family legends of a grandfather being blackballed at a country club has led me to study up on the history of private clubs. It turns out that most of what we think we know is a retconning of American social history.

        Contrary to mythos, as far as I can tell:

        First, as early as 1925, a higher percentage of Jews than gentiles may have belonged to country clubs.

        Second, Jewish country clubs were, on average, more luxurious and expensive than gentile clubs.

        Third, a 1962 study by the Anti-Defamation League found that Jewish country clubs were more discriminatory than Christian clubs.

        Fourth, historically, Jewish applicants were mostly excluded for ethnic reasons by Jewish country clubs.

        Please share this article by using the link below. When you cut and paste an article, Taki’s Magazine misses out on traffic, and our writers don’t get paid for their work. Email editors@takimag.com to buy additional rights. http://takimag.com/article/the_myth_of_the_golf_nazi_steve_sailer/print#ixzz50Rhno7kk

        Fred

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • Sailor says it was German Jews who blocked Eastern European Jews from the country clubs.

        The law firms… Jewish lawyers tend to be more Talmudic in their legal approach (nit pick and argumentative letter of the law vs focusing on the spirit of the law), which is why we have a shitter legal system today than when it was gentile dominated.

        Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lap Dog

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • Catholics were also discriminated against by WASPs. Unlike Jews, most don’t view it as a big deal.

        Catholics once did – the Kennedys were famously miffed by it.

        Also like Catholics and other ethnic whites, in more recent times talk among Jews about being excluded from country clubs is mentioned only occasionally.

        At this point antisemites are more obsessed about it than Jews ever were.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • > Catholics once did – the Kennedys were famously miffed by it.

        Nonsense. Catholics simply built their own institutions and country clubs and were not neurotically fascinated with whether the WASPs loved them or not. You had to get a dispensation from the church to go off to one of those protestant universities rather than one of the proper elite Catholic ones.

        bobbybobbob

        December 6, 2017 at EST am

      • Google the myth of the golf Nazi by Steve Sailer.

        It was German Jews rejecting Eastern European cheese from the Country Club

        fakeemail

        December 6, 2017 at EST am

      • I believe Sailer is retconning here. Even today there are country clubs who don’t take Jews. I don’t think it’s a big deal, but it’s reality.

        As far as whether Jews make the legal system “shittier,” that’s a testable hypothesis since there are judicial districts where the judges are heavily Jewish, for example in Manhattan Federal Court, and judicial districts where there are very few Jews, for example many of the districts in the South.

        If anything, the judicial decisions are better in heavily Jewish districts than elsewhere.

        fortaleza84

        December 6, 2017 at EST am

      • Jews can’t play golf. Sorry, but that’s just the truth. I occasionally play at a Jewish club that hosts an LPGA tourney every year, and I’d say 90% are pure choppers – you seldom see that classic, flowing swing that gentiles master. Of course, there are terrible non-Jew swings too, like Ray Romano’s, and in fairness most Jews are built like Harvey Weinstein, so maybe it’s just business. And there have been way more crooked WASP investment funds than Jewish ones, Madoff notwithstanding, but still, there ain’t gonna be no Jewish Rory McElroy.

        Rialto Green

        December 6, 2017 at EST am

      • Jews were never known as great athletes.

        Blacks, on the other hand, are great athletes.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 6, 2017 at EST am

      • Jews were never known as great athletes

        People say they dominated in the early days of basketball.

        Also organized crime. Not sure that quite counts as athletics, though.

        Greg Pandatshang

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

      • When only Jews played basketball, Jews dominated basketball. As soon as blacks discovered basketball, Jewish dominance came to a very quick end.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

      • >>My great uncle was an expert on country clubs. He took me on a tour of Palm Beach and identified every country club that hated the Jews, and those that were Jew friendly. He seemed to know what he was talking about.<<

        Growing up on Long Island I caddied at a country club that had no Jewish members, other than the wives of a few members. So what. There was another club in town, Garden City Golf Club – perennially used to be ranked by golf digest in the top 25 courses in the USA. Now, due to so many new courses it cracks the top 50 every year – that did admit Jews, but excluded women. Two miles away was Fresh Meadows country club, rumored to be %100 Jewish. And then there was nearby Westbury Country Club. They had a strict quota. %50 Jewish, %50 Goy, which they wouldn't waver from. It's a big world out there. No need to get worked up over something as trivial as golf.

        Daniel

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

      • Nonsense.

        It is true.

        Catholics were also rubbed the wrong way by the country club myth.

        I’m thinking part of the problem with antisemitic comments about Jews is that the commenters know absolutely nothing about Northeastern whites. Their comments about Catholics and WASPs are almost as false as and ignorant as their comments about Jews.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

      • which is why we have a shitter legal system today than when it was gentile dominated.

        There were no Jews on the Supreme Court from 1969 to 1994 when a great deal of Liberal rulings. Decisions such as the SCOTUS ruling banning the death penalty and thus spared Charles Manson execution so he could live as a public spectacle until this year.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

      • “There were no Jews on the Supreme Court from 1969 to 1994 when a great deal of Liberal rulings.”

        But there was secret Joo mind control.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

      • But there was secret Joo mind control.

        If we’re this powerful maybe the antisemites should stop wasting their time fighting us?

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

      • Groucho Marx took his son Arthur to a Los Angeles club. When told that the pool was off limits to Jews, Groucho said; “My son his half Jewish, can he wade in up to his knees?”

        Rosenmops

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

      • It did NOT prevent Jews from making money – the opposite, it diverted Jews into specialty occupations in which we took over the economy. LOL. And I agree with Andrew. We’re saying the same thing. Talmudic academies were for training up Jewish leaders, Ivy League were for training up Christian gentlemen.

        gothamette

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

      • Pretty much everyone who was not old money WASP was discriminated against in the WASP network: the Ivies, Wall Street White Shoe Firms, Country Clubs, etc. Anti-Catholic discrimination was widespread in the Midwest the Catholics even built their own school (the discrimination was from the lower end of the Protestant socio-economic spectrum). You might have heard of it … I hear they even have a football team.

        In the same way even upper class Southerners like Tom Wolfe were discriminated against in the Upper Crust society of Manhattan; that’s how that works. Lower class Southerners were and are widely derided and the redneck/hillbilly derision only solidifies regional/ethnic pride and various working class Southern institutions: the military, law enforcement outside the Feds, etc.

        Ultimately Jewish leaders failed: failed to build their own institutions to BETTER Wall Street, the Ivies, and Country Clubs that would lead to larger Jewish cohesion, far less out-marriage, and greater TFR.

        TLDR: Your grandfathers and mine would never be allowed in a swanky country club. Yours for the wrong religion and mine for the wrong class one one side and class/religion (Catholic) on the other. I think I can live without having my grandfather hob-nob with T. Coddington Buffmore Vanderwees VI back in 1925.

        whiskeysplace

        December 7, 2017 at EST am

      • “Ultimately Jewish leaders failed: failed to build their own institutions to BETTER Wall Street, the Ivies, and Country Clubs that would lead to larger Jewish cohesion, far less out-marriage, and greater TFR”

        Why not say ultimately the average American has failed to initiated societal changes which would have prevented the problems we’re facing today. Of course, this seems like an easy task, when consumerism was in the minds of prole millions.

        JS

        December 7, 2017 at EST am

    • Those same Jews amazingly DO NOT recognize legit genocidal Jew hatred from the Left,

      Establishment Jews usually don’t recognize actual threats when it matters most because it offends the gentile elites they all answer too and obey.

      Just like establishment Jews around the world in the prelude to WWII did little to plan on what to do with Hitler.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      December 5, 2017 at EST pm

    • Rich gentiles used to not allow Jews to join their country clubs

      They did join the country club. The gentile club is called the New Deal.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      December 5, 2017 at EST pm

    • Those leftist Jews should get dropped off in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

      Vincent

      December 5, 2017 at EST pm

    • For crying out loud, most Jews don’t give a shit about country clubs. It’s a Philip Roth thing (from Goodbye Columbus) that Steve Sailer turned into a Jewish cause. Statements like Lion’s:

      “My great uncle was an expert on country clubs. He took me on a tour of Palm Beach and identified every country club that hated the Jews, and those that were Jew friendly. He seemed to know what he was talking about.”

      Don’t help.

      My parents, aunts and uncles never ONCE mentioned this. Getting into an Ivy League school… well, that was an underlying assumption, and not a good one. The idea was, if you didn’t get into an Ivy, you were sort of a failure.

      gothamette

      December 6, 2017 at EST am

      • To be honest, I wasn’t 100% sure that my great uncle knew what he was talking about, but he was completely sure of himself. He would be 100+ years old if he were still alive.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 6, 2017 at EST am

      • Matthew Weiner (MAD MEN creator) certainly gave a shit!

        http://www.unz.com/isteve/matthew-weiner-on-how-mad-men-is-driven-by-his-resentment-of-wasp-country-clubs/

        Jews suffer from pathological inferiority complex and projection. That’s what makes them intense and drives them to success, but it’s also the source of their delusion and downfall.

        Jesus Christ, is it so hard to admit that WASPS are better looking?! Admit it and move on with your lives!

        fakeemail

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

  7. Not yet, I think.

    IHTG

    December 5, 2017 at EST pm

  8. I’m not crazy about this. America should try to keep a low profile in the middle east.

    Also this is a distraction from the destruction of the immigrant community. Trump needs to worry about America, let the Israeli’s worry about Israel.

    It does put the TruCons in a tough spot, but they have no problem being hypocrites so I don’t see any of them changing their minds about Trump over this.

    Otis the Sweaty

    December 5, 2017 at EST pm

    • >>I’m not crazy about this. America should try to keep a low profile in the middle east.

      Over the past 70 years, where has America ever kept a low profile anywhere?

      Daniel

      December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • Lot’s of places. It’s not as if the CIA announced it was going to replace Mossadegh.

        Anyway I don’t like this. Israel doesn’t have to throw its superiority in the face of the Arabs. Lion is right, they won it fair and square. So keep it. But keep the embassies in TA because the Arabs are childish and prone to outbursts. They have literally nothing but their foolish pride, in nothing.

        gothamette

        December 6, 2017 at EST am

      • It’s because the Arabs still have their pride that they keep fighting (they believe they can ultimately win).

        If their pride was finally, utterly crushed then they would have to engage in some self-reflection and change some things about themselves, instead of just blaming Jews for everything wrong in their lives.

        Pete

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

    • Also this is a distraction from the destruction of the immigrant community.

      Nothing important will happen because where the embassy is just a symbolic gesture.

      The big foreign policy event next year is going to be war with North Korea.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      December 5, 2017 at EST pm

  9. The news in Israel report that he will just recognise Jerusalem as the capital but will not move the embassy for now. This is a pretty smart decision as it puts pressure on the Arabs, something that no one thought about doing for quiet some time. It was always pressure on Israel but that didn’t solve any problem because the Arabs had no reason to comply or come to any agreement knowing that the world will just press Israel for more concessions.

    Hashed

    December 5, 2017 at EST pm

  10. I’m thinking that this may be a way to craft leverage with the Palestinians on a future peace accord. In other words, it would be something to give back in negotiations in a way to make the other side think they’ve won something. I noticed Trump did the same thing with China, making trade threats during the campaign and then back off to get Chinese cooperation with North Korea.

    Trump has figured out a way to create his own leverage in negotiations in a way that Obama/Bush/Clinton never could.

    Mike Street Station

    December 5, 2017 at EST pm

    • He’s so cunning! It’s smart to announce the move and not do it.

      gothamette

      December 5, 2017 at EST pm

  11. Now we have the so-called alt right, of whom many adherents blame the Jews for every problem in the world. Some of them have genocidal fantasies but by and large they are keyboard wimps.

    Ripple Earthdevil

    December 5, 2017 at EST pm

    • I don’t think most Trump supporters have anything against Jews. But they do dislike Muslims, and with good reason. So they come down on Israel’s side every time against Muslims.

      Leftists, on the other hand, have created a strange alliance with Muslims, and they are against Israel. You see it on college campuses with leftists and Muslims demonstrating for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel. White leftists are idiots. They believe everything the Muslims say, and wear kaffiyuhs.

      Rosenmops

      December 5, 2017 at EST pm

    • A lot of the Alt right supports Israel as a concept because they believe in nationalistic ideas and they don’t want Jews in their countries, so having a nation state for Jews sits well with their ideology. They hate American Jewish liberals much more.

      Hashed

      December 6, 2017 at EST am

    • You just discovered this? Or you just discovered Lion’s website?

      When I pointed out the Jew-hatred of the alt-right here a few months ago, I got beat up, because I broke a taboo.

      gothamette

      December 6, 2017 at EST am

  12. Wow, maybe this means they’ll start building the wall in a few years too.

    Anonymous

    December 5, 2017 at EST pm

  13. I hope Trump moves the embassy, if only to spit in the eyes of the Palestinians, the Arabs and the Muslims in general. Screw them! If the Palestinians put as much effort into improving their lot instead of whining, complaining and supporting terrorist organizations, they would be much better off But no, let’s go fire more rockets into Israel and then complain that the Jews “don’t want peace.” Ha! And if he other Arab/Muslim powers really cared about the poor Palestinians, why don’t they take them in? Most of them have lots of room, and some of them (such as Saudi Arabia) have lots of money. Let them put their money where their mouths are. Time for the US to get out of the Middle East entirely and let the kiddies play (or fight) in their giant sandbox. Who cares – not our business. (BTW, I am neither Jewish or an evangelical Christian).

    Black Death

    December 5, 2017 at EST pm

    • >>I hope Trump moves the embassy, if only to spit in the eyes of the Palestinians, the Arabs and the Muslims in general

      Trump is doing this to spit in the eye of the State Department, Department of Defense, CIA, FBI, Justice Department, NSA and all the left oriented media outlets. He knows that they are all conspiring against him. Good for Trump.

      Daniel

      December 6, 2017 at EST pm

      • That too. Amen.

        Black Death

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

  14. Bloomberg News (see Drudge link) says he’s not doing it after all, so whatever.

    It doesn’t matter. Israel’s more powerful than the USA anyway. Israel doesn’t give a fuck.

    Have you noticed how the Rulers of the USA aren’t really worried about NK or about Iran anymore, and the Rulers of Israel are no longer worried about Iran or anyone in the world? The Rulers of Israel have probably given the Rulers of the USA some of their futuristic super-weapons, as a friendly gesture — stuff that makes H-bombs as laughable as a female human being’s jiu-jitsu training.

    Garr

    December 5, 2017 at EST pm

    • Are you saying Charlize Theron didn’t really beat up a gazillion men in ATOMIC BLONDE?

      gothamette

      December 5, 2017 at EST pm

    • Israel probably has neutron bombs and would use them. Targets the warriors and saves the land.

      cesqy

      December 5, 2017 at EST pm

    • Funny comment

      Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lap Dog

      December 5, 2017 at EST pm

  15. Right and wrong have nothing to do with it. If Palestinians liked us then I’d oppose the move. But they hate us so eff ’em. People need to know that there’s a [rice to pay for being anti-American. Syria was in bed with Iran and the Soviets. So we destroyed them. The Palestinians have also been sucking Iran’s teat. This is a shot across the bow. If they don’t cut it out then we’ll destroy them, too.

    destructure

    December 5, 2017 at EST pm

  16. Look, Muslim Arabs are too used to stepping on the dhimmi to ever give that up. There will never be peace, all you can hope for is a quite because war is too unpleasant for them.

    Moving the embassy is a good start bur it doesnt go far enough, on that note the Arabs need to be expelled, they will always make trouble so long as their colonization of Eretz Yisrael is tolerated.

    Jew613

    December 5, 2017 at EST pm

    • Probably when the Spanish retook their peninsula from the Moors, for the first 200 years the Moors were super angry and plotting to take it back. But nowadays most mainstream Muslims accept that Spain is for the Spanish and is a legit Catholic country. Obviously there are some extremists that still have wet dreams about rebuilding Islamic Spain, but those are the kind of people that want Islam to take over the whole world anyway, not just Spain. So time is really all it takes for people to get used to the idea that Israel does not belong to the Muslims.

      DataExplorer

      December 6, 2017 at EST am

      • >> But nowadays most mainstream Muslims accept that Spain is for the Spanish and is a legit Catholic country

        This is only because in the early 17 century the Spanish expelled most Muslims (and Crypto Muslims) from Spain (and Portugal). The Spanish Crown knew that the Moriscos would always be a suspect, untrustworthy, dangerous 3rd column. So in one fell swoop King Philip took care of the matter. The converted Moriscos allowed to stay knew that the Crown was not fucking around and gave up their crypto-muslim practices. Just as the converso Jews, they probably became more Catholic and Spanish than the Spanish themselves, achieving rank in the Church, Military and Court.

        Daniel

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

  17. Zman, folksy alt-rightist blogger-supreme, says, in his own comments-page:

    “The neocons went to war with Islam to make the world safe for Israel and Saudi Arabia.”

    Alt-righters don’t want to understand anything. They only want to feel that they Belong. Zman’s stupid statement is an I-Belong!-signal, otherwise known as a “Virtue Signal”.

    Alt-righters, Progressives, Rastafarians — same psychic type.

    Garr

    December 5, 2017 at EST pm

  18. Only Trump could make this move, and not give one flip about what critics will say, even his own State Department, CIA and NSA.

    Daniel

    December 5, 2017 at EST pm

    • I think that’s one of the main reasons that liberals hate/fear Trump. From their perspective, he doesn’t play by the rules. And they feel that they’re vulnerable because of it.

      Lewis Medlock

      December 6, 2017 at EST am

  19. Some people here are giving flack to the Palestinians.

    Here’s the deal with the Palestinians: when the British handed the Palestine Mandate off to the UN, Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin stated, “For the Jews the goal is to create a state in Palestine, for the Arabs the goal is to resist Jewish sovereignty in any part of Palestine to the very end.” Here was a guy explaining the conflict clearly and why it was unsolvable all the way back in 1948, nearly 70 years ago.

    And it’s hard to blame the Palestinians. Why should they accept part of it when they view all of it as rightfully theirs? But whether they should or not, the Arab/Islamic world will simply never accept Israel in any size no matter what. That is why it is so important that Trump does not allow himself into trying to broker some kind of peace process between the Israelis and the Arabs, because such a process is certain to end in failure and likely extremely bloody failure.

    Otis the Sweaty

    December 5, 2017 at EST pm

    • “Why should they accept part of it when they view all of it as rightfully theirs? ”

      Because the Jews view it as rightfully theirs also, and the Jews have more power.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • I don’t “blame” the so-called Palestinians. I just think they are frauds, and deserve nothing. No one said that the Hindus and Sikhs who got kicked out of what became Pakistan should have a separate country. I know a Sikh guy whose parents were compensated royally and he thinks they were better off being kicked out although at the time they suffered terribly.

        Perversely, he’s very pro-Palestinian.

        gothamette

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

    • Because Jews also lived in the middle east and up to 1948 all the Jewish land in Israel was bought outright or owned by Jews for generations. The Jews were citizens of the Ottoman empire and later of the British mandate, exactly like the Arabs which many of them immigrated to the area only after Jews from Europe came there and together with the local Jews started to develop it at the end of the 19th century
      The Arabs has countless countries in the middle east, even specifically in the British mandate they got Jordan which is much larger than what the Jews got and the Jews being an ethnic group of the area deserve their own tiny country too.
      Objecting to it is pure racism, why the Arabs think that they suppose to own every piece of land in the area? They are not the only ethnic group in the middle east and the wars in Syria and Iraq brought it to the front as people now realise that there are Kurds, Assyrians, Christians, Suni, Shia, Maronites, Druze and many other groups. Palestinians on the other hand is a fake group, my Jewish grandmother had a Palestinian passport provided to her by the British mandate, what makes an Arab worker who immigrated from Homs in Syria more “Palestinian” than her? Fake nation.

      Hashed

      December 6, 2017 at EST am

    • “And it’s hard to blame the Palestinians. Why should they accept part of it when they view all of it as rightfully theirs? ”

      Because ultimately, every people who’ve lost militarily and lost territory as a result, have had to accept it, even if they didn’t like it. The Palestinians and Arabs in general have a pretty unbroken record of military failure and have lost territory as a result. I don’t understand why Palestinians think they are immune to the lesson of all history. Nor do I understand why the world coddles them.

      Mike Street Station

      December 6, 2017 at EST am

    • There is already plenty of land for Arabs, huge swaths of it all over the Middle East. With much better resources than what Israel has. Plus most Western countries have welcomed countless Palestinians. It is the double standard of the Arabs that I cannot stand. They think they have a right to go live in any European country and claim it as theirs but then say that “Palestine is not for people that came off the boats”.

      DataExplorer

      December 6, 2017 at EST am

    • There’s groups of people out there who feel the entire world is rightfully theirs. You can blame them or not for feeling that way, but the only way to live in peace with such people is to convince them that there’s no hope in making war against you.

      fortaleza84

      December 6, 2017 at EST am

    • The Jewish state of 1948, before the war with the Arabs, was in essence a virtual state. There was some land in Galilee, part of Jerusalem and a roadway leading to it, the empty Negev and what really looked like a railroad right of way along the coast. And the Jews were content with this. No walls, no barriers, no armed outposts, no settlements. Basically, a few splotches of land, interconnected by roadways, that Jews could call a state. Arabs couldn’t abide this tiny statelet and attacked and lost. It was there own damned fault. They could have just ignored Israel, because the Israeli state was so tiny and inconsequential it hardly made an impression on the daily lives of Arabs, but Arab/Islamic supremacism cannot abide the presence of any outsider on what they perceive as Arab/Islamic land, even for the most benign reason. Look what motivated Bin Ladin? The US military presence in Arabia, that was helping the Saudis defend themselves against Iraq. We were there to help, and we did help but that sent Bin Ladin and his followers (many of them Saudis themselves) into a rage.Arabs are imponderable. Don’t try and figure them out. The effort will be fruitless.

      Daniel

      December 6, 2017 at EST pm

  20. ResetEra ultra triggered by Bannon’s attack on Romney at the Moore rally.

    Otis the Sweaty

    December 5, 2017 at EST pm

    • Details. We need details.

      Play by play entertainment is why we are here.

      Rifleman

      December 5, 2017 at EST pm

      • Yeah, we want the gore Otis!

        driveallnight

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

  21. Good point from Powerline: “The Arabs may not like it, but Jerusalem is Israel’s capital: the Knesset is in Jerusalem, the Supreme Court is in Jerusalem, the Prime Minister’s office and official residence are in Jerusalem, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and most other government offices are in Jerusalem. To deny that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel is as silly as denying that Paris is the capital of France.”

    Steve@steve.com

    December 5, 2017 at EST pm

    • Not to mention that all of those institutions are in West Jerusalem which is part of Israel even according to the UN. The world could recognise at least West Jerusalem as the capital but they don’t do it because of fear from the violent Muslim reaction. It is good to have someone with balls finally making those decisions.

      Hashed

      December 6, 2017 at EST am

      • A good move indeed. And screw those muzzies. All muzzie reactions are violent anyway. Heck, If I was the PM of Israel, I’d make sure they’ve all got 1 way tickets to Egypt.

        Vincent

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

  22. It’s a good move.

    It ends the constant referendum over Israel’s existence.

    map

    December 6, 2017 at EST am

    • Arabs and Palestinians stopped referring to Israel as “the Zionist entity” back in the 80s. De facto, they recognize Israel as an independant country by referring to Israel as Israel.

      Daniel

      December 6, 2017 at EST pm

  23. Lion, you havent commented on net neutrality. I recently came to the conclusion it is good for conservatives, because the risk of political censorship is clearly much greater for conservatives. That seems more important than muh free markets.

    Dan

    December 6, 2017 at EST am

    • Yeah, government-controlled internet will be great for conservatives, just like the government-controlled education system has been great for conservatives.

      Gozo

      December 6, 2017 at EST am

  24. It absolutely devastates the Arabs to know that a small, seemingly helpless country like Israel was able to withstand the coordinated Arab attack launched against it 50 years ago. All the Muslim world’s bluster since–about Palestinians’ human rights and an appeal to western fair mindedness–has been a ruse, the end goal is and always has been, the destruction of Israel, and most of the time they (the Muslims, the Arabs) can’t even be bothered to pretend otherwise. And yet bizarrely, outside the US itself, the Palestinian cause has managed to win the hearts and minds of a lot of western people. As a person of non-western heritage myself, I’ve always been confounded by how the Jews (the most tolerant and liberal of people) have on principle been so thoroughly abandoned by so many seemingly tolerant and liberal people.

    Roli

    December 6, 2017 at EST am

    • The Left always roots for the underdog, even if the underdog in this case is absolute subhuman garbage.

      Also, the Left’s goal is the complete destruction of Christianity, Western civilization and the white race. The Israelis seem “more white” and “more civilized” compared to the Arabs, plus since white conservatives and Christians seem to favor the Israelis more, the Left will automatically side with Israel’s enemy just to stick it to those groups.

      Pete

      December 6, 2017 at EST pm

    • The school had every right to fire her. She is teaching young children at an ulta-orthodox school, yet in her personal life she is living in grave sin, as the orthodox perceive it. Thankfully, in America religious schools can and do fire misbehaving employees, though the fired employee immediately rusn to the sympathetic leftist press to tell their sob stories. You want to live a life of sin, work at a public school, not a religious school.

      Daniel

      December 6, 2017 at EST pm

  25. This one ancestors 2k years ago are not from judea and Samaria or are they ?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/12/04/jewish-teacher-wins-tribunal-sacked-living-boyfriend/

    Bruno

    December 6, 2017 at EST am

    • They could be. The genes that control phenotype are only 10% of the genome. But my guess is that her daddy is 100% Dutch – “de Groen.” She seems like a bit of an Instagram slut:

      http://metro.co.uk/2017/12/04/teacher-lost-her-job-after-parents-complained-about-her-living-in-sin-7130641/

      Lion –
      You should do a post about Instagram sluts. It’s a real way of life among Millennial women. Can somebody here please clue me in about this insanity? There’s a shit ton of girls who parade themselves and their crappy makeup jobs on Instagram.

      Why?

      gothamette

      December 6, 2017 at EST am

      • Everyone wants to be famous. They are posting pictures of themselves doing makeup for the same reason I do this blog. Andy Warhol was prescient.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 6, 2017 at EST am

      • You are talking about ideas. These girls are posting selfies galore, sticking their butts out, demonstrating literally horrific makeup technique, and telling us what they ate that morning.
        Does any rational human being give a hoot what someone had for breakfast???
        And why do girls wear so much makeup nowadays? It’s ugly, and men don’t like it. Google a pic of any actress in the 50s and they weren’t as heavily made up as the average Instagram slut.

        gothamette

        December 6, 2017 at EST am

      • Gothamette doesn’t understand Lion’s previous post that everyone else is living in a matrix.

        You think she’s bad, there are women in their 40s with arrested development, who post on Instagram thinking they are in their teens. And yet women are always complaining that men are always immature.

        JS

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

      • The Iranian girl who convinced the tabloids that she was turning herself into Angelina Jolie deserves a medal, I think. It turned out to be a huge put on. She pranked ’em.

        gothamette

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

      • Why? Women are like cats. They want constant attention and whine quite a bit.

        Vincent

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

      • ‘Does any rational human being give a hoot what someone had for breakfast???’

        Lion posts about stuff he chews on, makes him irrational?

        Yakov

        December 7, 2017 at EST am

      • instagram models are prostitutes http://tagthesponsor.com

      • “Everyone wants to be famous.”

        I think your perspective is skewed from living in NYC. Lots of people would prefer to avoid the spotlight. Regardless, people seek fame out of vanity. That’s shallow. And shallow people suck ass.

        destructure

        December 8, 2017 at EST am

      • Agree about the skewed perspective/NYC connection. But it’s true that many ppl now do want to be famous. It’s a creeping disease. I think that in 1950 the vast majority of girls (and boys) wouldn’t have even thought twice about fame. But now it’s endemic. And it’s not good, it’s a symptom of an inner vacuum.

        gothamette

        December 8, 2017 at EST am

      • Yeah of course “everyone” is too broad of a term, there have to be a few people out there somewhere who want to be unknown.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 8, 2017 at EST am

      • @Lion & destructure:
        Famewhoring is now much more common than in 1950.
        Agree or disagree?

        gothamette

        December 8, 2017 at EST am

  26. Can’t we be allies with Israel without shaking the hornet’s nest? That’s all we’re doing.

    SWPL2

    December 6, 2017 at EST am

    • We could, but we could be BETTER allies by acknowledging our ally’s true capital.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 6, 2017 at EST am

      • The US could not be a better ally to Israel than it already is.

        gothamette

        December 6, 2017 at EST am

  27. Time Magazine’s person of the year is the “Silence Breakers.” They’re going after Trump next.

    gothamette

    December 6, 2017 at EST am

    • Trump made a comment about the women who accused him of sexual harassment as full of lies, and he will file a libel suit against them. He since has not done anything.

      JS

      December 6, 2017 at EST pm

      • Trump is a bullshitter.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

      • The Trump accusers were obvious liars. So obvious there was no point to following through on legal action once elected when Trump had an Administration to put together.

        Andrew E.

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

    • I wish they had simply made Rose McGowan person-of-the-year. It would inspire us all to be roses in our own lives. Not her; the actual flower. Because flowers have thorns. And these thorns carry justice. For great justice!

      Greg Pandatshang

      December 6, 2017 at EST pm

      • She’s kind of nuts but I kind of like her. A lot of the women in my family were named Rose so I guess I have a soft spot.

        gothamette

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

    • Not Time Magazine! What a useless rag. Plenty of papers and mags and other tools went after Trump before. How’d that work out?

      Vincent

      December 6, 2017 at EST pm

  28. From a Breitbart article on Franken:

    [Begin quotation:]

    “We have to rise to the occasion, and not shrink away from it, even when it’s hard, especially when it’s hard. That is what this larger moment is about,” Gillibrand wrote in an over 600-word statement on Facebook.

    The latest Fraken accuser, a former Democratic congressional aide, said Al Franken tried to forcibly kiss her after a taping of his radio show in 2006, according to Politico.

    [End quotation]

    Ha ha ha! First paragraph needs no comment. Second paragraph: “tried to forcibly …” ??? Not much force involved, it seems.

    Garr

    December 6, 2017 at EST pm

  29. I wish Israel would either end the settlements or else annex the WB & Gaza and formally declare that the Arabs there will be second-class citizens/noncitizen subjects of Israel. But in politics sometimes it’s not possible to be straightforward. e.g. Taiwan, where talking out of both sides of one’s mouth about “one China” is the only way to preserve peace. The current state of affairs is essentially permanent hostilities by Israel against the Palestinians, which naturally leads the Palestinians to believe they’re still in the fight. Ongoing hostilities normally mean you haven’t won yet.

    Greg Pandatshang

    December 6, 2017 at EST pm

    • The real problem is that the idea of “the Palestinians” is so firmly entrenched now that it can’t be eradicated. “The Palestinians” being a group of people whose nationhood was destroyed by Israel. This is complete bullshit. They were just Arabs of whatever nationality was dominant. In 1967 as Lion points out Israel won the West Bank from JORDAN and Gaza from EGYPT.

      In 1948 JORDAN won the territory because the Arab Legion was commanded by an Englishman, John Glubb. With a competent commander the Bedouins and Circassians fought very well and beat the Israelis in pretty much every engagement. In 1967, with Glubb gone and a new generation, the Israelis won.

      That’s when “the Palestinians” came to be.

      gothamette

      December 6, 2017 at EST pm

      • The Legion won against the outgunned and outnumbered Jews. No British officers could have helped them on ’67.

        Yakov

        December 6, 2017 at EST pm

  30. OT but something really big in the pedo-gate world might have happened.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/corey-feldman-audio-sexual-predators_us_5a2809b9e4b02d3bfc372cf6

    If true, this is a hydrogen bomb.

    gothamette

    December 6, 2017 at EST pm

  31. This thread is very Oh Vey!

    Junk in da trunk

    December 6, 2017 at EST pm

  32. Off topic. What are lion’s thoughts on the republican capital gains tax plan?

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/phildemuth/2017/12/04/the-republican-plan-to-raise-your-capital-gains-taxes/#6a065f16796a

    pumpkinperson

    December 6, 2017 at EST pm

    • Is this for sure gonna happen? Bastards! They are going after the little guy.

      Yakov

      December 7, 2017 at EST am

  33. LION –

    Los Angeles is having yuge fires!

    Pat Buchanan would say it’s God’s wrath on the pervs.. What say you?

    What does Neogaf say, Otis, or whatever it is you read nowadays, Kos and Reset?

    gothamette

    December 6, 2017 at EST pm

    • This could be a case of Islamic terrorism. I say all immigration from Muslim countries should be stopped immediately. Then I would have an investigation commission produce a report that, at the minimum, would state that in might have been caused of Islamic terrorism and stop the immigration once and for all. It’s a war and everything is fair. This is very simple.

      Yakov

      December 7, 2017 at EST am

    • This could be a case of Islamic terrorism. I say all immigration from Muslim countries should be stopped immediately. Then I would have an investigation commission produce a report that, at the minimum, would state that in might have been caused of Islamic terrorism and stop the immigration once and for all. It’s a war and everything is fair. This is very simple.

      Yakov

      December 7, 2017 at EST am

  34. This is a very important thread, but I had such a crazy day! Too tired to comment now. All I can say is that Trump surprised me. He actually kept his promise. I feel very warm towards him now. He was very imperial when he delivered that speech. I think this is how people felt that the emperor was like a father to them. Wow! Live and learn. I’m humbled. Will do anything for Trump now. Judaism forbids tattoos, so it’s out of the question, but having a Trump tattoo would be a nice way to honor him, I think.

    Yakov

    December 6, 2017 at EST pm

  35. ‘Israel is a sovereign country and, like any other sivereign country, has a right to chose its capital’.

    Great speech!

    On the subject of the military bases, it’s unquestionable that their establishment in Germany and Japan and turning those countries into staunch US allies was the result of the military defeat and complete loss of sovereignity. Till this day for these countries to depend on a foreign power for their security is a humiliation. US had vital national interest in subjugating those countries, controlling and molding them in its own image. What vital American interests require military bases in Israel? American military presence may create a sense of false security and be used as a weapon to force Israel to make territorial concessions, which it otherwise wouldn’t not have done. What is there to stop future administrations from closing the bases and throwing Israel under the bus? Nothing. Unlike Germany, Japan and South Korea, there is a growing resentment of support for Israel in the US and with changing demographics it’s unlikely to reverse course. So unless these bases are for the benefit of the US, and in this case nobody can refuse the request, they shouldn’t be allowed.

    Just remember that Roman-Judean relations were excellent for generations and started as an alliance against Hellenist states of Syria and Egypt, but ended up in the destruction of the Temple. A small state should not let itself be dominated by a superpower.

    The smart thing for Israel right now would be to voluntarily discontinue receiving American economic assistance.

    Yakov

    December 7, 2017 at EST am

  36. Wait! Looks like Trump has signed a 6 months waiver for the embassy move. So the gesture is mostly symbolic as of now. Could be much ado about something that will loses its significance and be totally ignored in the future. Well….. Im actually not surprised. Still, Trump exceeded expectations and did more then anyone else.

    Incidently, if a country has a right to chose its capital, why doesn’t it have the right to name its capital? Peking became Beijing, Bombay – Mumbai and even Rangoon – Yangon, but Jerusalem has not become Yerushalaim. Jews are a pariah nation and Israel is a pariah state.

    Yakov

    December 7, 2017 at EST am

    • I think that has more to do with intellectual fashion than anti-Israel sentiment. In America, we don’t say “Roma” for Rome; we don’t say “Misra” for Egypt; and we don’t say “Moscva” for Moscow. In English, these places have been called “Rome”; “Egypt” and “Moscow” since time immemorial and the PC Police haven’t yet caught up with it.

      fortaleza84

      December 7, 2017 at EST am

      • We only have to use local names for inferior non-European non-white cultures.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 7, 2017 at EST am

      • When a country requests that it’s cities should be named in a certain way, it happens. Only in the case of Israel it doesn’t. Incidentally, I’m fine with Jerusalem. The transfer of the hostile population is what’s important, not the international name. This will come in its due time.

        Yakov

        December 7, 2017 at EST am

      • The first one I remember hearing was “Nee-a-rau-yu-ah” (Nicaragua) during the 1980s. It was leftists’ way of showing solidarity with the Sandinistas.

        Lewis Medlock

        December 7, 2017 at EST pm

    • The waiver has to continue to be signed every 6 months while the new embassy is being planned and built which will take several years from today. Without the waiver the embassy would have to move right away but there’s nowhere to move it to yet. It doesn’t exist because they have to build it and it needs top flight security so they can’t just rent out a hotel in the meantime.

      Andrew E.

      December 7, 2017 at EST pm

      • Trump is a developer and he cannot build the embassy in less than a year? How big is the embassy already?

        Yakov

        December 7, 2017 at EST pm

  37. Sizeable protests stopping traffic in downtown Chicago tonight. Unfortunately, I wasn’t close enough to see if the protestors were Muslims or Communists. I suspect the latter: Refuse Fascism (an RCP front group), etc. like spending their time protesting and hassling people.

    P.S. Chicagoans (presumptive centrist Democrats) unanimously inform me that everyone in the world, even Israelis, hates Trump’s move Jerusalem.

    P.P.S. A crazy guy on the train just struck up a conversation with a hippie-ish looking older lady. I was surprised when she mentioned that she was a Republican and voted for Trump. Outliers exist even in Chicago.

    Greg Pandatshang

    December 7, 2017 at EST pm

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