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Sunday, October 29, 2023
ISSUE #1180
Weekly Comments: Pro-Hamas Rallies, Ignorant College Students, and a New Speaker

The Iran-backed war on Israel continues, 3 weeks after the Hamas slaughter of 1400 civilians. Hamas kidnapped over 230 hostages, including citizens of more than 30 countries, as a bargaining chip. Can you believe that 140 countries in the United Nations side with Hamas in calling for a ceasefire?  If the UN and these countries had been around in 1941, do you suppose they would have demanded the U.S. accept a ceasefire with Japan on December 8?

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, Dearborn, Michigan, is one of our most ungrateful immigrants. She continues to lie about Hamas and especially their rocket that misfired and dropped into a hospital parking lot instead of landing where it was aimed, across the border to kill Israelis. Another Representative, Ilhan Omar, from a “pro-Muslim” district in Minnesota, posted the same Hamas lie. She eventually retracted the Tweet, but refused to blame Hamas.

At least the New York Times finally apologized for publishing the Hamas lie that Israel bombed a hospital and killed 500 people. How could a journalist believe a report, issued within minutes of an explosion in a hospital parking lot, stating it killed 500 people? That lie resulted in organized protests by millions in cities around the world. (In reality, about 50 people died in that Hamas misfire.)

The Washington Post, Associated Press, and “journalists” with other media supported the same lie. They should jointly publish a full-page ad in major newspapers (especially in Dearborn and Minneapolis) and on social media apologizing: “We were Wrong. Never Trust Hamas for ‘News.’” And each should contribute a million dollars to support Israel.

We have too many college students across the country who are ignorant about the Middle East. Some have been brainwashed by radical professors who are “exhilarated” by the success of the Hamas killers. Students at pro-Hamas demonstrations are chanting, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” I bet half of ‘em couldn’t find this region on a map. They couldn’t tell you which river or which sea they are yelling about. (I’ll help them out; it’s the Jordan and the Mediterranean.)  Have you seen the video of the two Jewish students near a pro-Hamas rally? They are pleading with a university administrator to stop the rally because, “They are trying to kill us?” He ignored them. Maybe the wealthy donors who are refusing to give more millions to their favorite university will get the attention of him and other university presidents.

Republicans in Congress finally agreed on a Speaker, Mike Johnson of Shreveport, Louisiana. Among the dozen or so Republicans interested in becoming Speaker, he is probably the least known. He gave a good acceptance speech emphasizing seven principles. He believes in following the Constitution and the “rule of law” which would take precedence over his personal opinions. However, it didn’t take long for News media and leading Democrats to dig up some dirt. But he can’t be all bad; he married a teacher and they named a son Will.

Note: no Weekly Comments next week. Celebrating Will Rogers birthday, #144, on Nov. 4, in Claremore, Oklahoma. Motion Picture Festival, Pocahontas Club, a Parade, and cake. I may go to Hammett House and order Will’s favorite dessert, cherry pie with ice cream.

Historic quote by Will Rogers:

“Rumor travels Faster, but it don’t stay put as long as the truth.” WA #65, March 9, 1924


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