UPDATE: It turns out that Israel is listed on the World Chess Federation’s Europe page. By what calculus they determined that Israel is in Europe but “Palestine” is in Asia is unclear. In any case, if Israel is a recognized member of the World Chess Federation, why is it allowing…
“I Think The American People Want Security Over Freedom.” Jake Tapper, CNN
“Where we have an employee whose religious beliefs restrict food or drink they can handle, we work closely with our member of staff to place them in suitable role, such as in our clothing department or bakery in foods.” This is all to the good, for having Muslims in…
I’m so old I can remember these lowlifes telling stories of cancelled plans were just anecdotal tales and that you’d be saving up to $2,500 a year under the joys of ObamaCare. Well on the last day to sign up … Continued
Nothing to be concerned about. Bill de Blasio, friend of Israel’s most vicious enemies, will soon be the Mayor of New York, and he will put a stop to this. Not to do so would be “Islamophobic.” “NYPD on alert after failed terror bombing in Israel,” by Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding for the New York Post, December 22:
The NYPD went on alert Sunday — ordering increased security for city subways and buses and at local Jewish houses of worship — after the failed terror bombing of a bus in Israel, The Post has learned.
Law-enforcement sources said cops were ordered to immediately start searching city transit facilities — including buses and subways — and “to stay vigilant and to take a proactive approach” while doing so.
Cops were also directed to provide additional security at synagogues and other “sensitive locations” in the city tied to Israel and its government, the sources said.
According to international media reports, quick action prevented any injuries in Israel when a pipe bomb believed to have been planted by Palestinian terrorists exploded on a bus just moments after it was evacuated in the coastal city of Bat Yam, just south of Tel Aviv.
The explosive device was hidden in a black bag found in the back of the bus. The driver stopped the bus and ordered all 12 passengers off when no one claimed ownership of the suspicious package, The Jerusalem Post reported.
Local police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said it blew up while being inspected by a bomb-squad member who wasn’t apparently injured but was taken to a hospital for evaluation, according to The Associated Press.
“Based on the findings at the scene by bomb disposal experts, it was a terrorist attack,” Rosenfeld said….
Today’s the big day. If you haven’t gotten around to signing up for ObamaCare because the lousy website isn’t working or you value your independence and don’t feel like handing over your personal information to a website more vulnerable to … Continued
In a nutshell, so-called feminists give Muslims a pass because to be critical of Islamic behavior toward women – honor killings, wife beating, female genital mutilation, forced child marriage, full face-covering attire, acid attacks, stonings, etc – would be “Islamophobic.” … Continue reading →
Music and images:
1. God rest you merry, gentlemen,
Let nothing you dismay,
For Jesus Christ our Saviour
Was born upon this day,
To save us all from Satan’s power
When we were gone astray:
O tidings of comfort and joy,
comfort and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy.
2. From God our heavenly Father
A blessed angel came,
And unto certain shepherds
Brought tidings of the same,
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by name:
O tidings …
3. The shepherds at those tidings
Rejoiced much in mind,
And left their flocks a-feeding
In tempest, storm and wind,
And went to Bethlehem straightway,
This blessed Babe to find:
O tidings …
4. But when to Bethlehem they came,
Whereat this Infant lay,
They found Him in a manger,
Where oxen feed on hay;
His mother Mary kneeling,
Unto the Lord did pray:
O tidings …
5. Now to the Lord sing praises,
All you within this place,
And with true love and brotherhood
Each other now embrace;
This holy tide of Christmas
All other doth deface:1
O tidings …
About King’s College Choir:
The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is one of today’s most accomplished and renowned representatives of the great British choral tradition. It was created by King Henry VI [6 December 1421 – 21 May 1471], who founded King’s College, Cambridge, in 1441, to provide daily singing in his Chapel, which remains the main task of the choir to this day….
FIDE players and the FIDE flag
Four years ago, I posted here about a controversy over the Turks not playing the Israeli national anthem for Marsel Efroimski, an Israeli girl who won the Girls’ Under-14 World Chess Championship at the World Youth Ches…
“Behold! The angels said: ‘O Mary! God giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him. His name will be Jesus Christ, the son of Mary, held in honor in this world and the Hereafter and in (the company of) … Continue reading →