Egypt continues to be embroiled in turmoil.
Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood have lost their shot at power in Egypt (nice job with that, fellas!!), much to the chagrin of our President. After all, Obama was one of Morsi’s biggest supporters, with the story of the two men playing out similarly to one of those old ‘boy-meets-girl’ trade paperbacks:
Now, no one’s quite sure as to exactly WHAT form of government will ultimately replace the Morsi regime in the long term, although the general consensus seems to be: probably something even worse.
Posted in Andrew Klavan, Islamist, Israel, Obama, politics, Steyn
Tagged Andrew Klavan, Egypt, Israel, Mark Steyn, middle-east, Morsi, muslim brotherhood, Obama, PJTV, politics
The Media has been doing a masterful job of avoiding any-and-all discussions about Benghazi since the day after it happened, and it’s a job they are largely continuing.
However, in the rare instances that Benghazi does get mentioned, the comparison to Watergate is often made. Many on the Right have long made this connection, and just as many on the Left repeatedly call such comparisons ridiculous.
Personally, I think that comparison is imperfect, for a couple of reasons. First, the Press will never allow it to stand, since for many of them Watergate has been elevated to a sacred religious experience, to be celebrated and revered. Thus, they react to its being compared to other scandals in much the same way an Islamist does if you draw a cartoon of Mohammed, …minus the rusty scimitar and poor grooming habits.
Posted in Benghazi, bias, government, media, Obama, politics
Tagged Abu Ghraib, Andrew Klavan, Benghazi, Benghazigate, bias, Hillary Clinton, media, national security, Obama, politics, Steven Crowder, valerie plame
I miss Andrew Klavan’s video versions of “Klavan on the Culture” on PJTV.
He still does the same material today on PJMedia.com, but now only in a column format rather than the clips. I dunno: whether it was his delivery style, his exaggerated exaggerations, or maybe his unusually wide stance…..
Whatever it was, those darn videos never failed to make me laugh.
So, I thought I’d share a recent post from his column that made me laugh…even though it also made me wish I’d written it.
-By Andrew Klavan
It takes great self-control on my part not to simply re-post each and every Bill Whittle, Andrew Klavan and AlfonZo Rachel column/video which comes out.
Why? Because they usually range in quality from merely extremely good & pertinent all the way up to outstanding. Wait, did I say “usually”? What I meant was: EVERY time.
And so, …just for today, I’ve decided to relinquish that self-control…and post something from all three of them. Consider this my version of the “if-it-feels-good-do-it” ethos that’s so popular on the Left.
Don’t get too comforted by the temporary armistice between Hamas and Israel.
First of all, as Ed over at Hotair.com says, “The description of the cease-fire as “tenuous” is a masterpiece of understatement“.
“This is a respite in Gaza, not a resolution“, Max Boot says.
They’re both right, of course. That’s because Israel wants peace, and Israel’s enemies want …the end of Israel. As plenty of folks before me have queried, how do you “compromise” with someone who wants to exterminate your entire populace? What exactly qualifies as “halfway” in that case: only most of your citizenry dead, perhaps?
Posted in culture, freedom, Israel, politics
Tagged Andrew Klavan, cease-fire, compromise, Gaza, Hamas, Israel, middle-east, Palestine, Peace, PJ Media, PJTV, politics, real peace, solution
UPDATE – June 19, 2014: ***(Spoke with a co-worker of mine yesterday, and immediately thought of this old post…)***
Had a conversation recently with a dear friend of mine about the existence of God.
To make it simple: I believe, he doesn’t.
We’ve had several (okay, more than several) conversations about God, religion, creation, etc., over the years, and we’ve thus far continued to agree to disagree. These conversations are always couched with respect, in part because we’re good friends. As an interesting side note, you should also know that we’re relatively in-sync with many of our ‘big’ beliefs, …save this one.
Posted in Andrew Klavan, Catholic, Christian, politics, religion
Tagged agnostic, Andrew Klavan, atheist, Catholic, Christian, evangelize, faith, God, Jesus, Penn Gillette, PJTV
Still working in Chicago for a couple more days, so this will be brief. Just enough time for a couple of story links and a video which is both informative….yet very funny.
- First is a post from Cosmoscon on the upcoming election which is short, but very enlightening: “Romney Rolls On“.