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Thoughts This Fortnight
Left-Wing Lies About Israel And Hamas
TCR Comment: Gary Bauer of American Values lays out the lies about the Israel battle with the Iranian-backed terror group Hamas. These are the real facts, not the leftist spin.
"In the face of these continued terrorist attacks (4,000+ missiles attacking Israel, civilians), left-wing politicians from President Biden on down are putting all their pressure on Israel, not Hamas."
"As the Jewish state battles the Islamic supremacists of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, Senator Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are introducing resolutions to block a major arms sale to Israel. In a tweet, Sanders declared:
"At a moment when U.S.-made bombs are devastating Gaza, and killing women and children, we cannot simply let another huge arms sale go through without even a Congressional debate.
"Again, Sanders' tweet lacks all context.
"Many on the left insist that the conflict currently raging between Israel and its Palestinian enemies is all Israel's fault. They claim, as Bernie Sanders did, that Israel has launched inexcusable attacks on innocent Palestinians.
"That's the exact opposite of the truth! But if you ever get confused by the spin, here's a way to sort through the lies.
"If someone tells you that Israel and the Jews are the cause of the conflict, ask yourself if they have ever lied to you before. Generally, if someone lies to us, we don't trust them again.
"Well, the people blaming Israel today are the same people telling you there are dozens of genders. That's not true.
"The people blaming Israel today are the same people who insist that America was founded in 1619. It wasn't. America was founded in 1776.
"The people blaming Israel today are the same people telling you that all whites are born to be racists. That is not only a lie, it's racist!
"The people blaming Israel today are the same people telling you that unborn children really aren't human beings with any rights we are bound to respect. That's just a lie.
"The people blaming Israel today are the same people telling you that men can give birth. That's a lie.
"The same people blaming Israel today are the same people telling you that the Judeo-Christian God is a myth. That's a lie. I know I don't have to explain that to you.
"So, when you have people denying the reality before your own eyes every day, why would anyone believe what they have to say about the Middle East?"
Lina Hidalgo Wakes Up From Her Months-Long Slumber And Finally Lowers Condition Red Covid Warning
Yes, for months and months Houston has been getting back to normal, crowded malls, traffic congestion, yet the last hold-out was County Judge Lina Hidalgo. You remember her, the accidental County Judge grad student with no real employment experience elected by mindless straight ticket Democratic voters in 2018.
As you might expect, up until now Hidalgo has kept Harris County at Level 1 which is the highest, "have a severe and uncontrolled level of Covid 19." Yes, I know this is ridiculous. Now we are at the second highest level, orange, and it's still ridiculous.
Amazingly, Hidalgo is still supporting the Harris County jail break because of Covid fears where around two have died. Meanwhile, violence is exploding in Houston and Harris County.
You know you can't make this stuff up and no one would believe you.
The Rise Of The Anti-Semitic Left In America
The left-wing so-called mainstream media has given it little coverage and only Fox News, Breitbart and others have!
Where is President Biden? Instead of giving aid and comfort to virulent anti-Semitic Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, why is he not with Israel, no if's and's or buts? Tlaib who regularly calls for the elimination of Israel saying "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free." This refers to an Arab state between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. She also supports BDS, opposes Arab sales to Israel and took part in an event when the principal speaker Maher Abdel-qader called Jews "Satanic." Tlaib said nothing to repudiate this insanity.
So the far-left, Antifa, BLM, all got the signal to go after Jews and they have. In New York, Illinois, Utah and California, Americans (who happened to be Jewish) have been the targets of violent attacks, hate speeches, death threats, and property damage.
TCR posts some videos below from witnesses in New York.
If we don't stop the hate, America is headed towards a Nazi Germany future.
So again, where are the Democratic leaders, why are they not echoing statements from Republican leaders condemning anti-Semitism?
As Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 members, in describing the violent attacks, addresses Los Angeles. Specifically:
"Los Angeles is the 2nd city for almost every national and ethnic group in the world. That means wherever there is a flashpoint around the world someone here feels it intensely. That is doubly true about the Gaza War for both Jews and Palestinians. With social media lit up with anti-Israel and blatant Jew-hatred 24/7, there is reason to be concerned. We have seen what has happened in Toronto, Montreal, UK, France, and Germany; the anti-Semitic chants, the violence, even the targeting of Jewish institutions. We need local leaders everywhere to step up and defend against any violence and also to establish lines of communication with other community leaders."
Threats By The NCAA And Others Toward Texas And Others For Restricting Female Sports Participation
The threats by the woke-influenced multinational corporations and the NCAA to boycott these states who protect female only sports have evaporated.
Maybe the businesses looked at the polling which shows most Americans want female sports for girls born female. They have waited years to get this opportunity and opening competition to former males is just not right. It's not discrimination and it's not anti-anyone, it is pro-women.
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Gary Polland is a long-time conservative and Republican spokesman, fund-raiser, and leader who completed three terms as the Harris County Republican Chairman. During his three terms, Gary was described as the most successful county Chairman in America by Human Events - The National Conservative Weekly. He is in his twenty-sixth year of editing a newsletter dealing with key conservative and Republican issues. The last twenty years he has edited Texas Conservative Review. As a public service for the last 18 years, Gary has published election guides for the GOP primary, general elections and city elections, all with the purpose of assisting conservative candidates. Gary is also in his 21st year of co-hosting Red, White and Blue on Houston Public Media TV 8 PBS Houston, longest running political talk show in Texas history. Gary serves on the Board of Directors of American Values, a national pro-family, pro-faith, conservative organization supporting the unity of the American people around the vision of our founding fathers and dedicated to reminding the public of the conservative principles fundamental to the survival of our nation. Gary is a practicing attorney and strategic consultant. He can be reached at (713) 621-6335.