Month: July 2014

Anti-Israel Protestor Proudly Admits Palestinian Organizations Kidnap Israelis

Tony Katz, host of Indy’s Morning News on 93.1FM WIBC and WIBC.com, covered an anti-Israel protest on the steps of the capitol building in downtown Indianapolis, Thursday, July 31st 2014.

A protester made the claim that three Israeli teenagers were never kidnapped and never murdered by the Palestinians. He proved this by saying that Palestinian organizations ALWAYS claim when they’ve kidnapped somebody.

Yes, he actually proudly proclaims that Palestinian organizations kidnap Israelis.

However, once he realized he made this admission, he quickly tried to back off of it, even refusing to answer directly when asked to confirm what he just said. At one moment, he tries a weak game of moral equivocation, claiming kidnapping is what “the Jews” do as well.

And be sure to check out the sign the man next to him is holding. You’ll be seeing more of him in future videos.

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Hamas says they’re nothing but stones. Tony Katz agrees, and mocks them for it

Hamas said in a statement  that, “Destroying stones will not break our determination.” As Tony Katz commented on Indy’s Morning News, it’s amazing to hear Hamas be so honest about how backwards their ideology is.

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Tony Katz has Dream Tour with Toby Keith and Taylor Swift

Tony learned today that country music stars make a lot of money. Toby Keith made $65 million last year. Taylor Swift came in at $64 million. So, he has decided that the music is calling and he’s going country. Check out his latest video from WIBC.com.

Tony Katz speaks with NRO’s Jim Geraghty about Boehner’s Lawsuit, Impeachment and Gruber’s “Speak-O”

93.1 FM WIBC morning host Tony Katz speaks with Jim Geraghty of National Review about the pressing lawsuit of Speaker Boehner against President Obama. Is this the path to impeachment, and is that the right move?

Also, Dr. Jonathan Gruber – a chief architect of Obamacare – said he made a “speak-o,” a spoken typo, when he said that only the states could provide subsidies in 2012. Another video has him repeating the same point. Where does this leave the future of Obamacare when it goes back to SCOTUS?

Progressives Lie about Israel and the “Apartheid State;” Are Fine with Exploiting Black Pain for Their Gain

Apartheid in South Africa – the systematic, institutionalized racism that berated, belittled and exploited the black population – was horrific. It told black people that they are less than human. It insulted their very existence. It is an evil concept that has no place in any society. So why are so many progressives willing to dismiss the hate perpetrated on blacks, and use the term improperly to gain themselves a cheap political advantage?

Progressives use the term “apartheid state” to make themselves look good when castigating others; they willfully and gleefully misrepresent history, and mock those who suffered through a lifetime of being placed as second-class citizens. “No worries,” says the Progressive. “As long as I attacked some Republicans. Besides, my friends think I’m super cool and super caring.”

As Israel continues to defend itself against thousands of missle strikes thus far (if it weren’t for the Iron Dome, there would be many more dead Israelis. And, it has been pointed out, one day the Iron Dome will run out of missiles itself,) protests are taking place around the world to call out the treatment of those in Gaza.

At an anti-Israel rally in San Francisco, self-described Palestinian-American (really?) Reem Salem stated, “”We will stop the racism and apartheid state of Israel, we will not stop. And we will continue to come out and have our voices heard,”

Nevermind the confusion of the stopping and the not stopping and if either will happen. Calling Israel an apartheid state is the norm.

From the Times of Israel, reporting on anti-Israel protests in London:

 

 Meanwhile, in London, tens of thousands took part in a march from British Prime Minister David Cameron’s office to the Israeli embassy, carrying placards reading “Stop the bombing, free Palestine”, “Stop Israeli state terror, join the socialists” and “End Israeli apartheid,” while also chanting slogans, such as “Israel is a terrorist state,” and calling for a Palestinian state from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea.

 

Secretary of State John Kerry referred to Israel as an apartheid state, saying, “A two-state solution will be clearly underscored as the only real alternative. Because a unitary state winds up either being an apartheid state with second-class citizens—or it ends up being a state that destroys the capacity of Israel to be a Jewish state,”

Secretary Kerry later apologized for those remarks, and challenged anyone who challenged him on his commitment to Israel to a rousing game of Toss The Medals. (The trick is, you never actually throw them, but everyone thinks you’re super cool. Then, you milk that for all its worth and marry a billionaire!)

Calling Israel an apartheid state is to admit a total ignorance of history and an open desire to further insult black people world wide. Israel has no second class citizens. 12 members of the Israeli government are Arab. Arab women can vote (let’s try that in Syria, shall we?)

Israeli law provides for religious freedom; 20% of the population is non-Jewish. As Alan Dershowitz once commented, “For the first time in Mideast history, there is an independent judiciary willing to listen to grievances of Arabs-that judiciary is called the Israeli Supreme Court.”

In 1997, The New York Times ran a story about the torture of black men during South Africa apartheid. A low level officer, Jeffery Benzien, as his job, tortured people daily. In his own words, speaking about a man who was once a victim of the torture, ”If I say to Mr. Jacobs I put the electrodes on his nose I may be wrong,” he testified. ”If I say I attached them to his genitals, I may be wrong. If I say I put a probe in his rectum, I may be wrong. I could have used any one of those methods.”

The right to vote vs. one torture victim asking Benzien, ”Do you remember saying that you are going to break my nose and then putting both your thumbs into my nostrils and pulling it until the blood came out of my nose?” Israel is not an apartheid state.

Yet, the shameful use of the word apartheid state continues. However, it is not just when anti-Semites and anti-black bigots use it indiscriminately for their twisted means to attack Israel.

The Netroots Nation conference – a yearly convention for progressives and other left of center types – announced that the next event would take place in Arizona in 2015. Markos Moulitsas, who founded the Netroots convention when it was called The Yearly Kos, announced that his organization will not be attending and will not financially support the event.

Why? Because, according to Moulitsas, Arizona is an apartheid state for passing SB 1070; the Arizona law that allowed law enforcement, when engaged in a lawful stop, detention or arrest, to ask whether or not the person being stopped was in the country legally.

On his site, Moulitsas stated: (emphasis mine)

Netroots Nation announced two days ago that Phoenix, Arizona would host its 2015 conference. I wish the conference the best, but it will unfortunately take place without Daily Kos’ attendance or assistance.

I made very clear in the wake of Arizona’s passage of SB 1070 that I would not be setting foot in the state, nor spending a dime in it until the law was revoked. The law, however gutted…remains on the books, as does systemic harassment of Latinos…

I’ve heard…arguments for picking Arizona:

We’re taking the fight to the enemy I doubt the conference would decide to host the event in, say, Apartheid South Africa, in order to “take the fight to the enemy”. If you think that analogy is absurd, it is, but only in terms of degree, not intent in the county that has consistently elected Sheriff Joe Arpaio since 1992.

Latinos deserve that same kind of respect.

In the eyes of Moulitsas, those engaged in a lawful stop by the police and classifying people based on their skin color, preventing them from getting jobs, forcing them to carry documents (when they were already citizens!) and limiting their involvement in the government that was systematically subjugating and enslaving them is the same thing.

When making the sick comparison of Arizona to an apartheid state, Moulitsas is creating moral equivocation between being forcibly removed from your house and having your land sold to white landowners without remuneration, and being asked a question in Tucson.

Apartheid is evil. It should never see the light of day in any society. Yet, amazingly, using apartheid to score political points is worse. It’s an insult to every black person the world over. Progressives, by their own words, find it acceptable to minimize the painful history of black people for their own gain. They found a way to make evil worse.

This article was originally posted on Townhall.

Tony Katz on the Cost of Green Energy

On his morning show, Tony Katz spoke about a resolution being considered by the Indianapolis City Council to make one of the power plants in the city more green friendly.

Why is it that no one ever considers the cost of green energy? Not just the actual cost of solar or wind power, but whether or not people will really spend more money in order to have “renewable” energy instead of coal?

Enjoy the video.

Social Media Movement to Free Major Davis, Attack Officer Perry Renn

Major Davis Jr. is facing a murder charge in the death of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Perry Renn, who was shot and killed over the Independence Day weekend. One week later a fledgeling social media campaign was started, claiming the IMPD is harassing the Davis family, and blaming the IMPD for the shooting.

The hashtag started with a July 7th tweet; a response to Davis’ family being unable to visit him in the hospital after the shooting. Davis Jr. suffered gun shot wounds in the shoot out with Renn.

The tweet read:

The link in the tweet directs people to a petition hosted at Change.org. The petition reads (emphasis mine:)

On July 5th, 2014 Major Davis Jr was involved in a shooting with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. While attending a family function, officers arrived on a call of shots fired. When the officers arrived they started shooting at Major and the guest at the family function. Major Davis Jr returned fire and him and an IMPD officer was hit. Major Davis Jr is in critical condition at Eskenzi hospital clinging for his life. On May 27, 2003 the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department murder his father while handcuffed. Every since then IMPD has been harassing Major and his family. Justice was not served in that case. But justice will be served in this case. We started a Facebook campaign called the #major movement and we demanding justice for Major Davis Jr. Please join me in demanding that Cynthia Davis be allowed to comfort her child in this difficult time in his life. An please join me and telling IMPD to leave this family alone they have suffered enough at the hands of IMPD and the city of Indianapolis.

Based on reports of the shooting, Officer Renn responded to a shooting on the Northeast side. When Renn and another officer approached, Davis began shooting, and the officers returned fire.

Some on social media are blaming Renn for Davis’ being involved in the shooting. Davis’ father, Major Davis Sr., died in police custody in 2003. Officer Renn is listed as one of the officers who responded to the death investigation of Davis Sr. The IMPD was cleared of any wrong doing. Some tweets include:

One Twitter user, @_LeAnnsWorld98, stated:

Twitter user @aaronbacon3 then noticed this tweet from @_LeAnnsWorld98:

Not everyone has sympathy for the Davis family, nor do they agree with @_LeAnnsWorld98:

Indianapolis might be more divided than was first thought.

Yes. We Are At War With Mexico

Not all of the illegal invaders coming over the border are Mexican. Not all of the illegal invaders coming over the border are old to enough to even know what’s happening to them. Not all of the illegal invaders coming over the border are looking to do Americans harm, nor are they carrying diseases or have gang affiliations. But every illegal invader has gained access through Mexico, and Mexico has allowed the attacks on our border.

It’s clear. We are at war with Mexico.

Drug cartels have long since run amok and with abandon, driving further into US soverign territory. Without regard for life – their own nor anyone else’s – they threaten to kill ranchers and others who live on the border, telling them to look the other way when they engage their drug smuggling operations.

Americans who vacation at places like Fox Lake in Texas have been killed by cartel members, simply for jet skiing on a lake. Arizona has taken to putting up signs, hundreds of miles from the border, telling people to be careful, to not pick up hitchhikers and – literally – warning Americans not to travel on American soil. Signs in the area read:

Recently, a Mexican helicopter crossed into US soverign territory and fired two shots at Border Patrol agents. When the copter landed, the pilot apologized. US Marine Andrew Tahmoreesi apologized, yet he still sits in a Mexican jail; the first POW of the war.

Americans being threatened. Americans unable to move freely in their own country. Americans being fired upon. POW’s. America is at war with Mexico.

Yet, America stands motionless, accepting without strong rebuke 50,000 children and others – toddlers, the infirm, the sick – who are used as weapons in the fight for America’s money.

Inscribed at the bottom of the Statue of Liberty is a poem by Emma Lazarus. It reads:

Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,

Send these, the homeless, tempest tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

How true, and how America has; accepting those who search for the American Dream and what that dream entails. What we see now, however, are not the dreamers that worked their way into the fabric of America, helping to sustain it while building it.

No longer is there the push for the American Dream, where people work to acheive their piece of the pie. Rather, the push into America is driven by America’s Free Things – healthcare, social security and food stamps amongst them. In the dream of America’s Free Things, the pie is free.

To be sure, they are driven by those who wish to do harm to the US – politically, economically and socially – by attempting to erase the standards by which a nation can prosper.

America is at war with Mexico, and must react strongly and swiftly to ensure the peace of Americans in the border states and throughout the Union. America must end the free flow of earned dollars to those who did not earn it; we must tell those who try to invade, “No. You get nothing.”

It is not rude nor cruel nor indecent to say “No.” It is, truly, the most humanitarian thing that can be done. If rules are not followed, if boundaries are not set, if standards are not applied and then held to (and held up!) what, possibly, can follow but lawlessness and danger? If we do not say “No,” how do we do anything more than enable the worst of feelings – shame and humiliation?

Giving the free things, and not saying “No,” reinforces the uncivil doctrine that they – the illegal invader – are not good enough. That’s why they resort to breaking the law. That’s why they think they should be able to demand free things. That’s why the buyinto the lies of Progressives.

They have never been told “No.” That their path is not one of graft and gimmes and handouts and begging and mediocrity. Their path involves work and sacrifice. Their path involves desire and sweat. Their path will only become clear when they fix their home nations – whether the problems be crime, cronyism, poverty or drugs, or a mix of those deadly diseases.

When we don’t say “No,” we are telling them that they are not smart enough nor good enough to better their lives. We are telling them that they are too dumb to do it on their own.

And what do we tell our own citizens when the invaders come (or, worse, dropped on our doorstep, as 50,000 children have?) That they must pay? That they must acquiesce? That they must submit and accept what is happening to them? To their children? To their nation?

Americans don’t accept, don’t submit and will not acquiesce. This is war. And we must prove once again that we are not afraid to fight. We, the ones yearning to breath free, still.

This article was originally posted at Townhall.

Elitism and Contempt, The Clinton Family Way

As the expression goes, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” When it comes to the Clinton Family the apple never fell, and all associations with the tree leave one contemptuous, elitist and complete incapable of relating to real human beings, real life and reality.

The associations can be wide reaching, like the entire Democrat party. Only the Democrats, who claim to champion women’s rights, could think of former President Bill Clinton as a hero. President Clinton was a national embarrassment; he molested an intern in the Oval Office while on the taxpayer’s dime.

Make no mistake, Clinton molested Monica Lewinsky. She may say it was consensual. She may believe it was consensual, and I may have no right to disagree with her assessment of what happened to her. But she was a child (she was 22 when Clinton molested her. Based on the new math that kids up till the age 26 can be on their parents’ insurance, she was, in fact, a child.)

President Clinton was 51. He was the adult in the room. He chose to molest Lewinsky. He chose the easiest path to what he wanted. Like David Letterman, he didn’t even have the decency to pay a professional. That’s not someone who should be hailed as a hero. That’s a criminal who should spend time in jail.

With former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, contempt and elitism are the standard; the Clinton Family Motto. It was thought the zenith of her Clinton-tude were on full display during the Benghazi hearings when she – quite angrily, as if her child had died in Benghazi – lashed out, screeching, “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

But she reached new heights (depths?) when she spoke with Diane Sawyer about how tough life was after the White House:

 “We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt,” Clinton told Diane Sawyer in an interview with ABC News. “We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages, for houses, for Chelsea’s education. You know, it was not easy.

That’s not a typo. That’s mortgages and houses. Plural.

Only the elitist thinks that line is connecting with Americans. Next, she’ll be talking about conscious uncoupling, or how she was pinned down by gunfire in Bosnia. Oh…wait…

We’ve come to expect these things from Hillary and Bill, but it came as a surprise (though it shouldn’t have) when Chelsea Clinton out-contempted and out-elited the two of them.

As reported by National Review:

In the latest Clinton money quote, the career first daughter pronounced in a Fast Company interview that she has “tried really hard to care about things that were very different from my parents. I was curious if I could care about [money] on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t. That wasn’t the metric of success that I wanted in my life.

Chelsea’s entire adult life has been about and around money. Constant money. Floods of money. Tons of money. Her parents have earned over $100 million since they left office. Her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, is a successful investment banker and now has his own hedge fund.

Their wedding cost $3 million. They live in a $10 million apartment in Manhattan.

For her part-time work as the worst interviewer ever to exist on planet Earth (and that includes Bill Press AND Magic Johnson!) she earned $600,000. Some say earned, some say received an untraceable campaign contribution to her mother. Po-tay-toe, Po-tah-toe.

For Chelsea to claim that she doesn’t care about money is not just a lie, it’s part of the elitism and contempt that the Clintons, as a family, share. Contempt for the little people. Contempt for the truth. Contempt for honesty. And the belief that they are above it all; Specifically, things like money, decency and human life.

The only thing more embarrassing than the Clinton’s are those who look up to them.

This article originally posted at Townhall.

Tony Katz discusses Being Honest about Hobby Lobby

If people want to complain about the Hobby Lobby decision from the Supreme Court, that’s fine. But to lie about what the decision means is not acceptable, and the liars should be called out.

Tony Katz, host of Indy’s Morning News on WIBC, discusses the importance of being honest.