Thursday, November 4, 2010

Obama as an anti-colonialist


Barack Obama is the most antibusiness president in a generation, perhaps in American history. Thanks to him the era of big government is back. Obama runs up taxpayer debt not in the billions but in the trillions. He has expanded the federal government's control over home mortgages, investment banking, health care, autos and energy. The Weekly Standard summarizes Obama's approach as omnipotence at home, impotence abroad.

The President's actions are so bizarre that they mystify his critics and supporters alike. Consider this headline from the Aug. 18, 2009 issue of the Wall Street Journal: "Obama Underwrites Offshore Drilling." Did you read that correctly? You did. The Administration supports offshore drilling--but drilling off the shores of Brazil. With Obama's backing, the U.S. Export-Import Bank offered $2 billion in loans and guarantees to Brazil's state-owned oil company Petrobras to finance exploration in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro--not so the oil ends up in the U.S. He is funding Brazilian exploration so that the oil can stay in Brazil.

More strange behavior: Obama's June 15, 2010 speech in response to the Gulf oil spill focused not on cleanup strategies but rather on the fact that Americans "consume more than 20% of the world's oil but have less than 2% of the world's resources." Obama railed on about "America's century-long addiction to fossil fuels." What does any of this have to do with the oil spill? Would the calamity have been less of a problem if America consumed a mere 10% of the world's resources? [...]


  1. It will be interesting to see the Republican response to their electoral win.
    If they think they were elected simply because people hate Obama and that being anti-Obama is the only thing they need to be, then they'll be in for a big shock in 2012. We need another Reagan now.


    Senator Schumer loves to speak out of both sides of his mouth. He has long showed up at Jewish old age homes where he draws his broken Yiddish out of the closet to scare the elderly that Republicans are "ante-Semitten".

    He just showed up at an Agudah fresser event to lambast Obama for being anti-Israel but this is a deceit. Schumer was stumping for Tony Avella's State Senate campaign.

    It's well known as explained here that Tony Avella is an associate of radical anti-Semites. Avella's wife is also a director at a company in Long Island that employs mostly women where she has persecuted and tried to engineer the termination of any shomer Shabbos woman who has ever worked there. She builds trumped up cases against the women who are not even in her division and her assistant director who is a Muslim falsely complains about them not making up time when they leave early on erev Shabbos in the winter.


    Do Lubinsky and the OU have any self-respect? A top pick at KosherFest this year is Greek gods yogurt under the OU.

    The company makes very clear that the product is named for the deities. They also spell gods with a Capital G.

    The company provides a chart here of every Greek god but be careful because halacha forbids even saying their names.


    I was by Rav Eliyashev, Shlita last Elul to discuss various kashrus issues. Rav Eliyashev changed the subject and wanted to know if all of the facts are known as far as the ships carrying liquid food items. I told him that some of the information was gathered but numerous ships and shipping routes it's still unclear as what's being hauled, and is no relatively fool proof system in tracking all of the shipments e.g. South America, etc.

    Then Rav Eliyashev says והוא כבר עשה ההתירים שלו so I ask who is the Ruv speaking about
    that made his Heteirim רב בלסקי? He says yes, He always makes heteirim before knowing all of the relevant facts pertaining to the issue, and he even sends people to me saying that I don't have the correct facts.

    So I asked we can't rely on his "pisokim"? דאס איז היתירים נישט פסקים, רופט דאס נישט א פסק נאר א היתר.

    I asked further, but he has מראה מקומות? So Rav Eliyashev, Shlita said לא יכולין לסמוך על כל ההיתירים שלו בשום פנים ואופן.

    So I asked further what's with רב בלסקי hetter on the operated cows that he says it's not a treifa? So Rav Eliyashev says, I have researched the whole issue with the operated cows and they are a treifa, the americana cows are the same as ours in Eretz Yisroel and it's treif, איך האב אייך שון געזאגט- מען טאר זיך נישט פארלזין אוף זיינע התירים-זייט געזונט.

    Others have asked me "do you have it in writing"? No, I don't, But Rav Eliyashev would be more than happy to tell it to the heads of the OU and רב בלסקי.


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