A Gimps View From The North

My very own space for political rantings and ravings to be kept separate from Gimp House

Wednesday, May 25


Our government is doing and excellent job of keeping me constantly infuriated. It's a never ending litany of insanity.
*They* are going ahead with the withdrawal from Gaza no matter what. That no matter what includes not having any place to put the victims-no housing ready-no alternative jobs-nothing. All those poor people, who sacrificed so much for us at previous governments behest only know that they are going to be removed from their homes(that are most likely going to be taken over by the family's of suicide bombers and terrorist chiefs due to arrive from Syria and other places courtesy of Abu Mazzen) and sent to live no one knows where. Where are their kids going to go to school? Where are they going to live? Work? What about the cemeteries? This is so typical of the Israeli attitude "it will be ok ("יהיה בסדר") when it obviously won't be farce that is our government gets more insane by the hour.
They commissioned a report on the education system that the only thing anyone involved agrees on is that there are major problems as things are now. They can't agree on what the problems are, never mind how to solve them. The Powers That Be accepted the Dovrat Report and the education minister is trying to move ahead with it but the teacher's union refuses to even discuss it. They know as well if not better than anyone that education stinks in the country and probably know as well as anyone what to do about it, but were there any educators on the Dovrat Commission? Of course not. There were just a bunch of economic/financial whizzes who came up with the bottom line style solution. So now both sides have dug in their heels and things are really ugly. The union is screaming for the minister's head because she managed to squeeze some money out of the finance minister to implement the Dovrat plan and the union is yelling that she kept it a secret from them in order to use it as leverage. Yeah, well, gee whiz, and this from the self same people who out of hand dismissed and refused to even discuss Dovrat. Of course that's just politics as usual and the lot in power now learned all these neat political tricks from the very people screaming about their own tactics being used against them!
Then there are the so called Palestinians who spent the last week or so shooting rockets at the Gaza settlements. About that we were treated to assorted excuses, among them that they were shooting because of internal Palestinian differences. Right, they are in disagreement among themselves so they shoot at us. Yup, makes perfect sense! Some of the comments coming from Hamas make me wonder if maybe they should take over from the Tunisia thugs. The same bunch of terrorists who got themselves kicked out of Jordan, only to wreak havoc in Lebanon from where they banished to Tunis only to be brought here to be hailed as the so called Palestinian great hope and promptly proceed to create a system of corruption and regressive depression to rival that of Saddamn with the world's blessing. Oh, the poor so called Palestinians, occupied as a result of a war started by their brethren, who under that occupation enjoyed unprecedented economic progress only to have it all turn into a nightmare by their newly imported leadership. That was the big mistake. Instead of insisting on a leadership from the locals we allowed the terrorists to come in and do as they pleased. Of course no one talks about it any more because it's too late. The corruption and hate keep pouring out and the poor people just don't know who or what to believe. I have little doubt that they, the people are sick and tired of a steady diet of terror and would gladly trade it for prosperity and peace even it means accepting the Zionist Entity as a neighbor. I almost feel sorry for them, as they have been lied to, stolen from and repressed by the very leaders they hoped would bring them independence and prosperity, but gave them the opposite. If the Yanks and Europeans would just get over themselves and take a good hard objective look at what's going on and let the so called Palestinians decide for themselves what they want, some progress just might be made in a positive direction. The terror and incitement must stop, as well as the corruption that is the P.A. Ok, I'll give the soapbox a rest and come back to it later. Of course there's more!

Wednesday, May 18


I first realized this some 30 years ago, but, it got hidden in the back of my mind until it jumped out yesterday. The world hates us, the Jews? Ok, fine. They want us out of their precious countries? Ok, fine. Send 'em all to Israel, we'll be happy to take them, and I bet our fearless leaders would be more than happy to sign an binding agreement that we will never ever try to take over the world or interfere in any way. Of course, if they want to keep us quarantined where they can keep an eye on us, they'll have to call off the Arabs, who not only don't want us here, they don't want us anywhere on earth. Of course the downside to this is that they won't be able to blame the ills of the world on us anymore, but that surely is a small price to pay for getting all of us out of their hair? There might also be a bit of a problem with space for all the new immigrants, but I'm sure a solution to that can be found. Excuse me, but I have to go pry my tongue out of my cheek and I'm not sure where the crowbar is!

Monday, May 16


He's really going to do it and not even G-d can stop him, or so it seems right now. The whole thing is just too insane. Have we really come this far only to destroy everything we've built over the last 100 or so years by ourselves? Was it all in vain? Are we really that stupid? I guess we are, and that we deserve to be the generation to be remembered as the one that brought disaster on our people, all by ourselves. There *are* one or two voices of sanity in the wilderness that is modern Israel;Uzi Landau and Palmach Zeevi, and a few others. My major beef with the so called Palestinians is that they want it ALL and have done absolutely nothing except kill us to get it. Where is their infrastructure? Their school system only knows how to teach hatred of us as witnessed by their children's TV programming on their " National Day of Mourning" which is that same day as our Independence day. They are still preaching hatred of us in their media, and we are supposed to accept that and give them everything they want. They've been here long enough to have built up a decent school, health, and welfare system, not to mention democracy, but they preferred to listen to the power brokers in Syria, Iraq, Iran and the old PLO leadership, rather than plan ahead for the good of their people. It's sad, but sorry, I have no more sympathy for them. Instead of building something positive they put all their energy into destroying us. I *do* think that we possibly could have more to help them get on the right road to prosperity when we had direct control of the so called territories, before the PLO lot was allowed to come from Tunis. Just one of many missed opportunities. Arafart and his crowd should never have been allowed to come here. There are not a few so called Palestinians who remember that things were better before the terrorist thugs came back and instituted their corrupt regime. They won't say it out loud these days-it's too dangerous, but, in spite of our presence, they had free local elections. Does no one else find it odd that most of those elected back then were killed for collaborating with the Zionist Entity? Economically they were better off, then, the first intifada happened and things got bad for them. Gee? Wasn't there anyone there with the guts to do something about it? Obviously not. So, they have no one to blame but themselves for their situation. It's too bad that no one there stood up and said "We don't the thugs from Tunis, we want to elect leaders from within"
If they want to think that they accomplished something through terror, that's just fine. We know how much more could have been done if they'd chosen a different road. Maybe they'll figure it out one day, but, they'll never admit it.
It's just too sick to pull out of Gaza and turn the whole thing over to them for the families of suicide bombers and terror organizations from Syria and other places. Abu Mazzen already invited them but he's keeping a low profile on the proposed use of the abandoned homes and businesses. I just hope the evacuees find a way to destroy their homes in time. It's just too much and my Mind has gone into melt down. It's time go do some more thinking on my religion project. That's coming along nicely and should be in shape to write about here in a couple more weeks. It's a much more positive thing to ponder than the Sharon disaster.

Sunday, May 8


It's too much, way too much, and I don't know why we are expected to lie down and give in to something that is just plain wrong. Read the following and *then* you tell me if I'm paranoid or just plain nuts.

In the late 1800s-early 1900s Jewish pioneers started coming to Palestine with an eye towards building a Jewish homeland.
Land was bought for the purpose at full price from absentee landlords with money saved by Jews all over the world who turned it over to The Jewish National Fund for that express purpose. There were very few indigenous Arabs here at that time, though Arabs from 'away' started to arrive in order to take advantage of jobs the Jews could offer them. The Jewish settlers not only built communities on land purchased for them, they set up organizations that one day would be useful as a skeleton government for the fledgling state. The Histadrut served multiple purposes as union, health insurer, bank, and founded many of today's large businesses which were also employers. The largest building companies were once owned by the Histadrut as were many other large firms that have since been privatized. They also started school systems, and had a self governing committee that in 1948 became the first provisional government of the State of Israel. During all this time the Arabs did nothing, I repeat NOTHING for themselves except run crying to the Brits and before them to the Turks that there were too many Jews here and we were buying up all their land. Land that was sold for hard cash by absentee landowners. To this day they (the Arabs) have not done one single thing to prepare themselves for independence except to try to get to get rid of us with the help of the self same oppressors (landlords) who sold us the land right out from under indigenous villagers at times. They did not organize anything other than terror groups- no schools, no institutions to take over self government functions, no health insurance schemes, no industry, in short, they did nothing to put themselves in a position to be able to take over and run things for themselves. And NOW we should leave Gaza and give them what we have built so it can be turned over to the families of suicide bombers? I don't think so. We earned the right to be here by wresting the land from a condition of barrenness to fields, towns, cities, and prosperity. What have they done except try to get rid of us any way they can so they can just walk in and take over what we have built? Not a damn thing is what. Not that what we have done is perfect, far from it, and the next person who says we are a democracy in my hearing is likely to get hit upside the head, but we have built a functioning, relatively prosperous, viable, somewhat, almost, sort of democratic, state through our own vision and hard work. It still needs a lot of work and many tweaks, but they can't have it. When will the world wake up? Ah, hell. Go read Caroline Glick at TownHall.com she says it better. And I'm getting tired of railing at the wind.

Saturday, May 7


Our lovely little city now has 3, count them, 3 free Friday newspapers. I use the term newspapers cautiously as only sort of deserves the term these days and it's owned by Hananiah Fahima which should come as no surprise to anyone in town. He managed to hire the services of a fairly good editor, a good reporter, a decent satirist, and a pretty good columnist. His timing was brilliant. The new paper debuted a couple of weeks before Passover, the traditional week for the other two papers to not come out. He also cut advertising rates to the bone and it looks like the battle is on. The Aloni (Meida 8) crowd who are already in trouble with their new illiterate editor and wannabe reporter won't be able to stay in the game much longer at the rate things are going. There is really only room for two papers in town and Meida looks like it's on the way out.
I adored the headlines in the new one. The police have recommended prosecuting our corrupt mayor! Yes! I've been waiting a long time for that, and if they don't prosecute, it will not be pretty around here. Ok, so Fahima has a bone to chew with our illustrious mayor, but everyone knows he's crooked, and at the least, things will be interesting. I think I'll dust off Bye Bye Barby in the hope it will be useful at some point. I might even translate it into Hebrew even though Bye Bye Birdie wasn't exactly a big hit here and not many will get the reference! I can still have fun with it.
The news last night about the so called Palestinian plans for the soon (maybe not) to be abandoned homes of the settlers in Gaza came as no surprise. They want to give them to the families of the suicide bombers in place of the homes we destroyed. They haven't exactly made a public announcement on the subject, but, it makes sense. It seems they think it will be a fine solution and prevent fighting among the factions over the abandoned property. What a great solution! Suicide bomber families side by side with the terror organizations Abu Mazzen has already offered Gaza to. When will the insanity stop? Why do I even bother to ask? It will stop when the world, especially this part of it, is Judenrein. Even as we prepare to pull out, they make no secret of the fact that it is just the beginning and that their ultimate peace plan is to get rid of Israel. They keep saying that they want to move ahead on the roadmap, but do absolutely nothing to move forward on the issues they agreed to. It seems that they want us to do our share and once we have, there will be no reason for them to do anything as we won't be here anymore. What really upsets me is that we are just sitting back and letting it happen. All based on lies Sharon is perpetuating. I've come to the conclusion that Sharon is seriously suffering from senility. I do not buy that he sees thing from 'there' that we can't see from 'here'. I think it's rather the opposite. I'm sure we all know how easy it is to manipulate a senile senior citizen, and I suspect that's exactly what happened here. At least *I* didn't vote Likud last time. The man gotta go, and we must stop the unilateral withdrawal. The only result of which will be more terror as it will be obvious to the other side that it works. Excuse me, but I thought that we were the country that NEVER negotiates with terrorists? I guess I was wrong big time.