His interview of Congressman Keith Ellison put him in an entirely different class. Mr. Maher told the Congressman that “the Qur’an is a hate filled book.” Unfortunately, Ellison is a lousy defender of Islam, and should have asked Maher whether he had ever read the Qur’an. From this discourse, the answer is obviously no. Maher quoted his guru of atheism, Sam Harris, claiming that there was hate toward non-believers on almost every page of the Qur’an. Maher railed against the Qur’an not to advance peace or dialogue among people of different beliefs, but to fulfill his own hateful feelings toward religion of any stripe, and to promote his desire to rid the world of belief in God.
Sometimes politicians inadvertently prove what their opponents say about them.
Martin O’Malley is the Governor of Maryland, a state in serious financial trouble whose largest city, Baltimore, is in constant decline. Maryland instituted a millionaire’s tax a couple of years back only to find that one-third of the targets had left the state by the time the next returns were filed. If it weren’t for the fact that its southern portion is inhabited by an ever-growing population of federal government workers, the state would be in total free fall. Yet it continues to elect Democrats regularly.
O’Malley, who needs to balance a state budget that’s way out of whack, proposed minor increases in government worker contributions to their benefit programs. The “public servants” immediately started protesting, and held a large rally led by Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO. At the rally – which was against O’Malley’s proposals – O’Malley himself jumped onto the stage and blathered about his solidarity with the union workers then demonized Scott Walker and his “Midwestern values”.
If you ever needed proof that these politicians do not negotiate on our behalf with government unions, and that we need to immediately decertify government worker unions and stop the automatic payroll deduction of dues that feeds this hideous process, you have it with O’Malley – who, incidentally, is the leader of the Democratic Governors Association.
One thing that American Jews have always sought is acceptance by the non-Jewish majority. Well, worry no more, because the Democratic Party has selected Senator Chuck Schumer as its spokesman. If a whiny, annoying New York Jew can become the voice of one of the two major political parties in America, than we don’t have any worry about being accepted any more.
Nobody favors bullies. That being said, raising this to a national issue shows you why the federal government needs to be defunded. On the heels of Obama having a conference at the White House, the Congress swings into action by proposing schools comply with a national program and report to the Department of Education.
More resources out of the classroom and dedicated to paperwork. Is there any wonder why student performance keeps sinking?
How do you think the world has been doing since President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize?
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