Of Will Ferrell and Bullying and Bush

By Jack Engelhard

I don’t get to New York that often so I never caught Will Ferrell’s Broadway show on George W. Bush – an hour or so of “comedy.” But the one-man extravaganza – a big hit during its Broadway run – was given time on HBO and I was urged to watch it, which I did, for about 10 minutes. That was enough.

It wasn’t even funny, except that it lampooned Bush and that seems to delight so many of us.

I speak not as a Republican, nor as a Democrat, but rather as someone who knows the difference between humor and bullying. We all know about bullying in the schoolyard and that’s what this was, especially with the audience joining in with cheers and jeers. I know what it’s like when a mob sets itself upon a particular individual and begins to chase this individual with curses, taunts, derision and laughter. I call this mobism.

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Feasting on Israel, Condi Forgot Russia

By Jack Engelhard

 

She can’t kick the habit. For some it’s drink, for others it’s tobacco, but for our secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, it’s Israel. The figures I get show that Condi visits Israel about once every two months – and it’s not for fun in the sun. On her trip to Israel in May, she insisted that Israel must hand over its “vital strategic assets” to Arab sovereignty.

 

To many of us, Israel is itself a “vital strategic asset,” and maybe that’s exactly what the lady had in mind so far as what to “hand over.”

 

Condi can’t help herself. She wants Israel on a platter. Israel, of course, is always ready to give. Like Trenton — Israel Makes, The World Takes.

 

Just the other day Ehud Olmert released some 200 terrorists just to prove how high he’ll jump when Condi says “jump.”

 

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