Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Some Pieces of Our Minds

Jackie Mason and Raoul Lionel Felder

In all of the thousands of photographs of Hillary on the campaign trail she always appears wearing trousers - not even one photograph with her wearing a skirt. Not a peep on the subject from any commentator or member of the media. Yet, if on a particularly steamy day campaigning in Florida or Georgia, Senator McCain wore a skirt, it would be the major story on every media outlet. Is this fair?

There was, rightfully, outrage when an MSNBC commentator referred to Mrs. Clinton as “pimping” out her daughter. The comment was disgusting beyond disgusting, but the point attempted to be made, while foul in its expression, might be valid in its underlying concept. The exploitive use of a particular person in a way where that individual’s personae is connected to a cause when the person’s views or expertise is unilluminating or irrelevant on the issues, is worthy of note, in an appropriate manner (as opposed to what was done on MSNBC). Chelsea Clinton was paraded about not because of anything she could offer by way of sagacity in foreign or domestic affairs. Let us be frank: she was on the tour because it pointed out Hillary’s non-robotic side – that she also is a mother – something that hopefully would resonate with other mothers.

But to be fair: They all do this. The Edwards campaign exploited Mrs. Edwards’ cancer. President Bush had his half-Latino Spanish-speaking nephew working his campaign in areas where his speaking Spanish and his ethnicity would help him. Celebrity endorsements are just another – perhaps more remote – manifestation of this same sort of campaign strategy.

All of this is fair game for comment IF the commentary is couched in appropriate and non-offensive language. Worse would be a paralyzing fear that frightens us into silence – even when it involves legitimate observations.

Obama has run a brilliant campaign, is a mesmerizing speaker, and has captured the yearnings and hopes of millions of people. He has transcended, in his appeal, race, ethnicity, age and sex. But the fact is that he is experienced in running no enterprise and yet seeks to run the largest enterprise in the world. He is virtually inexperienced in government, domestic and certainly foreign policy – all of which should be at the heart of any president’s expertise – and yet the same could really be said of Lincoln, and to some degree Franklin Roosevelt. But somewhere, somehow, what Churchill referred to as “a little mouse of thought” must be considered: That is, if Obama were white, given his lack of experience, he would not be in the lead for his party’s nomination for President of the United States.

Commentators should have the intellectual honesty to note this, as well as the fact that it might be, in effect, a good thing. His candidacy, with all of his lack of experience stands as a stark contrast and home for those people who are fed up, or, to be charitable, disenchanted with Washington’s business-as-usual, and the usual group of subjects simply playing musical chairs in the running of this country. Credit must also be given him for not claiming experience when it does not really exist – which is precisely what Hillary Clinton has done. Her experience basically has been to sleep with the President (hardly a unique claim – at least for females under eighty years of age in the Washington area), become an enabler for the President to carry on with his extra-marital activities and, as all first ladies, arrange for the catering of State dinners – hardly fitting the job description for a President.

Nobody mentions the fact that senators, of both parties run for president and ask us for our support, money, effort and loyalty. But yet these same senators do not have enough faith in their own cause to quit their day job and leave the senate. Putting aside the fact that if they are running for president, they cannot put in full time to do their jobs in the Senate (for which we pay them), why should we have faith in them and give them our money when they hedge their bets? Would it not make more sense to say to them, “When you show me you believe in yourself and your cause to the extent you give up your other job, then we will support you”? Is there any business where you can say to your boss, “Keep paying me my full salary for two years while I spend my time looking for another job”?

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The Mason and Felder Report, November 6th, 2007

Thoughts On The Writers Guild Strike
By Raoul Felder

The Writers Guild is about to go on strike and the networks shamelessly announced that this would immediately affect the evening talk shows and daytime soap operas by forcing re-runs to be substituted for their usual fare. There was not a hint of embarrassment in this announcement. Is it then admitted that we are left with television notables who cannot even carry on quasi-coherent conversation and actors who cannot improvise the subnormal discourse with other actors intended for the IQ challenged viewers addicted to TV’s daily inanities.
Ghost writers have become a recognized occupation beginning with our Presidents down to our comedian (which, in some cases, might be the same).

The role of Ghost Writers first became memorialized in our political culture with FDR. He utilized, among others, the services of Sam Rosenmund, a New York Judge, who Roosevelt brought with him when he moved from Governor to President. But Roosevelt heavily edited the speeches written for him thereby molding it to his personality. His “Day of Infamy Speech” – indeed that very phrase – was basically his alone.

As time passed, the creative role of the President in writing his speeches became less and less, finally arriving at the point where he basically became an announcer. Not only was it generally acknowledged Peggy Noonan was the author of Reagan’s Pont du Hoc speech but she wrote a book about it, explaining in exquisite detail how she crafted the speech. Bottom line: Reagan, the great communicator, was basically an announcer. Can anyone imagine Lincoln hiring a speech writer to write the Gettysburg Address? From there it goes downhill. Mere mortals who have a ghost write a book for them, usually have the decency to put “as told to,” or “with” etc. under the author’s name. But not politicians. Hillary Clinton’s best seller “It Takes A Village,” did not list any other writer except herself even though it was generally acknowledged that it was ghost written. And, of course, the joke was that Kennedys’ “Profiles In Courage,” was the first book written by a ghost writer to win a Pulitzer Prize.

Now, can anybody imagine George Carlin or Jackie Mason not being able to carry on a conversation without somebody holding up cue cards?

Maybe the strike is a good thing. At least the public will discover that the Emperor has no clothes. Lord knows, they might even be forced to buy a book written by its real author.

Jackie Mason Vlog 63 Al Gore

I can’t believe this low life won a Peace Prize. First of all, what does global warming have to do with peace. Second, what does he even know about the subject? Who made him an expert? Why does Al Gore deserve to win this award? Come to think of it, with other low life laureates that come to mind, Carter, Annan and Arafat, Al gore that phony hypocrite does deserve the award.

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Jackie Mason Vlog 64 Fred Thompson Scares The Democrats

The Democrats along with the help of the mainstream, democrat controlled press of this country are down playing Senator Fred Thompson with every chance they get. They know he’s a real threat to them winning in ’08. Everytime Fred Thompson does something that could help him win the primary, they bury it in a second. Anything that could persuade primary voters that he is the best chance to win in ’08 is replaced by their “broken record” mantra about him being lackluster and lazy. He is the only candidate they don’t have any dirt on. Fred Thompson’s position on every issue is solid, and he has never flip-flopped on his convictions. Hillary, who has no convictions of any kind, knows she will have trouble beating him.

Fred Thompson scares the life out of the Democrats, but they will do their best, along with a little help of their friends, the mainstream press, to make you totally unaware of it so you’ll vote for someone they can beat.

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Jackie Mason Vlog 65 Foods, Fakes, Frauds, Fiction or Facts!

Everything you eat kills you. Everything that helps you... will kill you. Everything that kills you... will help you.

Doctor's change their minds everyday about what is good or bad for you. To make matters worse, they along with some other crooks are selling us 50 different kinds of eggs. Hey schmuck... AN EGG IS AN EGG!

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Jackie Mason Vlog 66 California Wildfires

The democrats wanted you to believe that the California wildfires were Bush’s fault, until they realized that the government handled the crisis swiftly and correctly. Now, where is Bush’s praise from the democrats? Where?

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Jackie Mason Vlog 67 Hillary Clinton Exposed At The Debate

It doesn’t take a debate to expose Hillary for being a fraud. Everyone is surprised to see Hillary exposing her lack of conviction and flip-flopping during the last MSNBC debate this week. The truth is she does this all the time. I’ve been showing you examples of her fakery for years now. So here we go again…

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Friday, October 5, 2007

My Night With Bill Clinton

I live near Carnegie Hall basically because if I open the window, sometimes I can hear the music…and if I can’t hear the music, it certainly beats living near a garbage dump. On the other hand, maybe I do live near a garbage dump. The other night I tried to come back to my apartment after an evening of rivalry (basically borscht and blintzes), and found the way to my apartment blocked, and dozens of policemen and police cars in the street.

Concerned that there may have been a natural disaster, I inquired of the policemen. It turned out that there was a disaster, but the disaster’s name was Bill Clinton. He was speaking at Carnegie Hall, and because of this, the street was closed off, police cars were all around too, etc. I told them I am going to my apartment, and they could arrest me if they like, secure in the knowledge that, at least as far as I knew, there was no crime called “Violating the Clinton Statute.” So I went happily to my apartment unarrested. Now, the unworthy thought occurs to me that if a semi-crook like Clinton, who was disbarred (too big a liar to be a lawyer), impeached, alleged to have raped a woman, perjured himself, “sold” pardons, and even went off with some of the White House silver, gets to have a street closed off, then John Gotti had the right to have had the whole city closed down for him, and all he ended up with is being locked up in a room with no girls.

Several days have now passed since Clinton’s exit from Carnegie Hall, and now, thankfully, I can open the windows again.

Weekly Musings October 5th, 2007

Jackie Mason Vlog 60 Much Ado About Nothing

Some African Americans were outraged that McCain, Giuliani, Thompson, and Romney didn’t show up in last week’s Debate at historically black Morgan State University in Maryland, saying that the snub meant that they do not care about Black voters. How can this be when the current President has done more for minorities than any President since Johnson? Also people forget that this debate was for the GOP nomination. With only 7% of registered Black voters registered as Republican, that isn’t really a voting block that can put you on the ticket. Republicans have been snubbed by African Americans for years. So even if it was really a scheduling conflict, there is nothing wrong with these men making better use of their time.

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Jackie Mason Vlog 61 Reid’s Rush To Judgment

How does Reid have the right to condemn anyone, especially when it comes to supporting our troops? How could anybody with a half a brain take anything from Media Matters as the truth? Well, I think I just answered my own question.

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Friday, September 28, 2007

Weekly Musings September 27th, 2007

Jackie Mason Vlog 58 Oy Vey O.J.

Déjà vu all over again! 13 years ago, Hillary Clinton was trying to promote a failed health care plan and O.J. was being chased in a Bronco. Now, 13 years later, Hillary Clinton is again trying to promote a health care plan and OJ again is being chased. Some things never change. I think O.J. should run for President, and Hillary should get arrested.

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Jackie Mason Vlog 59 Ahmadine-Schmuck

I may not be able to pronounce his name, but I do know a schmuck when I see one. Everyone was in an uproar that Ahmadinejad was invited to speak at Columbia University. The real travesty is that this man was invited to speak before the entire world, in our country.
Ahmadinejad speaking at Columbia is just meaningless symbolism. Really, Hitler has been dead for 60 years now, and in every University, in any given classroom, he is being studied and his speeches are heard. Ahmadinejad wouldn’t even be speaking at Columbia in the first place, had it not been for him being at the U.N. This man (for a lack of a better term) can threaten us, support genocide, deny one of the worst tragedies to beset man kind, and provide weapons and aid to our enemies, and we let him come to our country so he can threaten us again! The U.N. gives this turkey legitimacy, and meanwhile our daftness allows us to look past this, the real problem, and instead be enraged that he’s speaking in front of 600 ivy leaguers. When will we wake-up and realize the U.N. is a dangerous threat to World peace, not a solution for it.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Anti-Semitism an Incurable Disease

Why is anti-Semitism so popular and pleasurable as a persistent behavior pattern all over the world? People who care about the fate of the Jews are always searching for subtle, indefinable reasons to explain the intensity of anti- Jewish hostility and hate. The simple truth is that the answer is far from mysterious.

As a matter of fact, the answer is so obvious that you'd have to brainless not to see it. Everyone knows that whatever the crime committed against any Jew, the only price you'll pay will be the price of the ride to the crime scene and back. Instead of blaming the criminals, the Jews will get involved in an orgy of self-blame and guilt. And after blaming themselves, they'll start blaming each other. Somebody will be screaming, "It's your own fault! Why would you be walking in front of a Muslim mosque at 2 am," and the other one will argue "Why would I think they would recognize that I am Jewish," and another voice yells, "at least you could've been smart enough to wear sneakers!" Then some body says, "Let's report this to the police," while somebody else is saying, "Are you Crazy? What if they find out we reported it? Do you want to get us all killed? Right now they don't know who we are. Let's just get out of the neighborhood!"
It's because anti-Semites are aware that these are the typical reactions of the Jews to any violence committed against them, that they feel free to attack any Jew whenever they please. Is it any accident that all over England you hear of a stream of attacks against Jews, but you never hear any attacks against Muslims? (I know that even right now, you the reader, are trembling in fear of what I might write about the Muslims)

Is it any accident that British MP Mrs. Clare Short in the House of Commons attacked the Jews as vicious racists when their only crime, which she could think of, is that the Jews still exist, which she considers an offence to human decency? What right do they have to try to live in peace with the Arabs and constantly thwart every attempt of the Palestinian suicide bombers to annihilate their whole population? She claimed that the Jews practice an even more egregious form of apartheid than what existed in South Africa. Does she call it apartheid, when every Arab has equal access in every school, to every job, every health-care service, and every unemployment benefit? Currently, they even hold office in the Israeli parliament and every other branch of the Israeli government. Is she so ignorant that she doesn't know that none of these opportunities would be granted to any Jew living in an Arab nation? Besides, how would a Jew be able to achieve any of these same opportunities when in most cases, it wouldn't even be safe for a Jew to live there? But Mrs. Short, as anti-Semites all over the world know, you never suffer any consequences by attacking Jews. If anti-Semites really thought that Jews could be a menace of any kind, they would cower in fear as they now do to the Muslims. When was the last time that an Englishman made a hateful speech against Muslims? People are so fearful of Muslims, that they're even afraid to say “hello” without apologizing? English people are now begging forgiveness from Muslims for things they don't even remembering doing. Unlike the Jews of England, who spend all their time pleading just to be accepted in that country, the Muslims spend much of the time making demands and warning the people that they better be careful to respect them, be concerned how loud they talk to them, and not to criticize them. You also dare not paint the wrong cartoon, sing the wrong song, say the wrong thing, look the wrong way, or even laugh without an explanation. The Jews will never survive if they don't learn a great lesson from the Muslims who execute their power. Isn't it amazing that after committing so many acts of violence all over the world, not only are the Muslims not suffering for it, but actually the reverse has happened? They are the ones being treasured, respected, and venerated while every one is bowing to them in cowardly fear of the next possible attack. The Jews merely have to exist in order to generate ant-Semitism. Anti-Semites hated the Jews when they had nothing, and now they hate the Jews because of the claim that they have everything. No matter what the reason and even if it can't be called a reason, it becomes reason enough to hate a Jew.

Nobody in America today would dare attack the blacks with the same kind of fearlessness that they do to the Jews. Because if they did, in ten minutes you'd be facing marches, courtroom subpoenas, blocked streets, broken windows, millions in fines and an array of new taxes to pay for more school lunches and whole construction sites for new condominiums. White America is so desperate to pay any price to protect their safety, that they now offer the blacks gifts of every kind. First they were offered welfare payments even if they were able bodied workers and then they were presented with food stamps for staying home. Americans then invented "affirmative action" to give blacks, among many things, the advantage of college admission with 10 points less than failing scores. White America is so guilt ridden because of their history of discrimination against blacks, that they are gladly accepting a black candidate for president, whose level of experience wouldn't even qualify him to be a second tier lawyer in a third rate law firm if he was white.

If this world had the same fear of the Jews that they have of the Muslims or the blacks, the attacks on the Jews would never have existed. People never feel threatened when attacking a Jew because he's little guy with glasses carrying a brief case, and in case of an attack, he won't pull out a gun, he'll take out a fountain pen. He would not be ready to shoot the attacker; he'll be busy looking for a piece of paper to write his name down. The attacker always knows that when his victim is a Jew, he will not get hit or hurt. The Jew won't fight. He will cry, beg, scream or run. The attacker knows he can't lose life or limb because the victim can't fight; he's only preparing to sue. Now this describes the Jews outside of Israel. If the Jews in the Diaspora continue to follow this pattern of traditional helplessness, instead of behaving in accordance to the new pattern of behavior of the Israelis, who are ready to fight and survive at any price, they will be doomed to be hounded by anti-Semitism for the rest of their lives. This how they must behave even if it infuriates this yenta, the right honorable Mrs. Clare Short.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Weekly Musings September 21st, 2007

Jackie Mason Vlog 56 Move On Dot Hillary And Keep Moving!

Americans will be in disbelief if she is elected president. How does this pathetic, lying yenta have the nerve to call anybody a liar, especially a hero like General Petraeus? And why won’t she condemn This Senator, who voted for the war, is nothing more than an obscene fake at best.

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Jackie Mason Vlog 57 The United Abominations; Pigs, Lowlifes, and Liars

Help! The Lowlifes are descending on New York. As Mahmoud Ahmadinejad prepares to come to New York and make his speech in front of the UN, I question why we even need a UN. Also, why do we let this dangerous theocracy, Iran, continue to build nuclear weapons?

This hateful group of people, created to make peace in the world, has done nothing for world stability. It only gives little wimps like Ahmadinejad a forum to spew his hate speech. And on that note, why does the US cater to not only the UN, but to this little terrorist supporting hate monger. It’s about time we stand up to Iran and tell the UN where they can go.

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