Rabbi Nesenoff broke this story on RabbiLIVE.com
Rabbi David F. Nesenoff interviewed Helen Thomas on the White House Lawn on American Jewish Heritage Celebration Day at the White House. He asked her, along with all those in attendance, for a sound bite on Israel, since they were all there to celebrate Jewish Heritage Day at the White House. Not the answer he was expecting, no doubt.
Round up the Jews and ship them out? Really? Isn't that kind of Hitler-ish? (Where is the outrage from those who scream "racist fascist Nazi's" at conservatives for wanting to control the border and verify legal status in Arizona?")
Sam Stein at Huffington Post tries to justify her comments, apparently, writing:
Thomas would apologize in a written statement, saying she deeply regretted the comments -- which were offered in response to the killing of pro-Palestinian activists by Israel forces and came, ironically, during the White House's Jewish Heritage Celebration.That is not true. The Israeli flotilla incident occurred on May 30/31. The Jewish Heritage Celebration Day was on May 27. Why the need to misrepresent her comments, Sam?
UPDATE: Since writing this, Sam has changed the text, although he didn't mention that he deleted anything from the revised story or explain why he felt the need to insert that in the first place. Good thing I took a screen cap.
Here is Helen's weak apology:
"I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heartfelt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon," she wrote.I don't think her comments about "get the hell out" jive with her comments that she hopes for peace through mutual respect and tolerance.
She keeps good company, she should be proud - see the two at the 6:35 mark:
And how about this one - Paul McCartney a guest in the White House - the People's House - is honored with an award. And how does he behave, while a guest in the People's House?
Like a complete ass. Totally unnecessary, and totally crass. He can act like a jerk all his wants, on his own time, but while being honored in the White House, he should have enough respect for our history, and the former Presidents who have served there, to just keep his mouth shut.
Paul McCartney insults George W. Bush, inadvertently reveals own ignorance
Yeah, it would also be good to have White House guests who knew that the former president’s wife has masters degree in library science and worked as a librarian. There’s even a grant program at the Institute of Museum and Library Services called the “Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program” which awards grants of up to $1 million. Here’s the bio from George W. Bush’s archived presidential webpage — “Laura Bush: Librarian and Teacher.”Then we have Mike Malloy calling Michelle Bachmann a whore, streetwalker, and crazy bitch. I won't post the video because it is utterly obnoxious, but you can see it at newsbusters.
We get it. You think the former President is dumb. But Bush and his wife in particular have done a lot to support literacy and libraries. The joke would be in poor taste on any occasion, but it’s made worse by revealing McCartney’s own ignorance. Just because McCartney would like to forget all about his last wife, doesn’t mean he should ignore the accomplishments of George W. Bush’s.
Rachel Maddow had an interesting show the other day, comparing two oil spills, 30 years apart. The similarities are amazing.
She did however, leave off some interesting tidbits.
"the Ixtoc blowout occurred in Mexican waters (which Maddow neglected to tell her viewers) and on a rig run by Pemex, Mexico's state-owned oil company (ditto).You have to read this post from Newsbusters, Shrill Baby Shrill: Maddow Still Spewing Nonsense About Oil Industry. They make some great points.
I think the funniest point she leaves out is that Jimmy Carter was President at the time.
As for the Sestak and Romanoff job offer scandals, the excuses the White House has offered up are not holding water. Sestak would not be eligible for any Presidential Advisory roll. Romanoff was offered three job possibilities, one paying $165k a year. But Sestak was offered a non paying job he couldn't even hold? Uh huh.
Also, at least one of the jobs Romanoff was offered requires Senate approval, which I do believe some on the Left have claimed was the reason Sestak's offer didn't break the law.
Sec. 600. Promise of employment or other benefit for political activityThe best the Left has come up with so far is, "Bush did it too."
Whoever, directly or indirectly, promises any employment, position, compensation, contract, appointment, or other benefit, provided for or made possible in whole or in part by any Act of Congress
“It’s ironic and hypocritical for this administration to point to what former Bush administration officials are saying in an effort to exonerate their Chicago-style tactics. I didn’t realize that the Obama White House considered the Bush White House as such an exemplary standard of ethical conduct,” Issa said in a written statement.And on the Right, we have this jerk off, who represents the type of scum that still exists, that prevents me from joining the Republican party.
A South Carolina lawmaker on Thursday called a Republican gubernatorial candidate of Indian descent a "raghead," saying we have one in the White House, we don't need one in the governor's mansion.Ugly and racist, and the guy should resign.
Republican state Sen. Jake Knotts later apologized for the slur, saying the remarks about President Barack Obama and state Rep. Nikki Haley were meant as a joke. Haley, born in Bamberg, S.C., is the daughter of immigrants from India.
Knotts made his remark on an Internet political talk show, Pub Politics. Co-host Phil Bailey said Knotts said, "We've already got a raghead in the White House, we don't need another raghead in the governor's mansion."
The chairwoman of South Carolina's Republican Party urged Knotts to apologize, and Haley's campaign condemned the remarks. "Jake Knotts represents all that is wrong with South Carolina politics," said a Haley spokesman. "He’s an embarrassment to our state and to the Republican Party. South Carolina is so much better than this, and the people of our state will make that quite clear next Tuesday.”
"It's not just the stupidity, small-mindedness, and racism. It's the utter shamelessness about this. This guy is stupid -- dumb as a stump -- and racist, but he's proud of that; that just proves he's "authentic" and "represents his constituents well."From Redstate:
Not only am I infuriated beyond belief for Nikki Haley, a good, decent woman whom I have supported and continue to support in her campaign to become my Governor, but I’m humiliated for my now home state. Politics are dirty in South Carolina, yes. And I know dirty politics, having been born and raised in New Jersey. But, this goes far beyond even dirty politics. This is repugnant on every level and is nowhere near the bounds of human decency. Already, the noxious scum covering Jake Knotts is sullying the people of South Carolina as a whole and is perpetuating the “dumb racist Southerners” meme.
Please, use your pens and your voices. Smart Girl Politics has a call to action, denouncing the degenerate Jake Knotts and calling for his resignation. You may add your voices here and may contact Jake Knotts’ office here.