Monthly Archives: February 2013

Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1950s: Night of the Hunter

We continue our survey of the twenty greatest movies of the 1950s. For a complete listing of the greatest movies of the 20, 30s and 40s, click here. 13. Night of the Hunter, 1955 Night of the Hunter, more than any other movie I have ever seen, succeeds brilliantly in evoking the terrors of childhood. […]

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Egyptian Cleric: Christianity Emerged from Penis Worship; Christian Women Raise Dogs to Replace Husbands

The following are excerpts from an address by Egyptian cleric Abu Islam, which aired on Al-Omma TV (via the Internet) on February 13, 2013. Rumor has it that Chuck Hagel plans on appointing Abu Islam to a senior advisory post in the DOD. Egyptian cleric Abu Islam: I swear to God the Almighty – and […]

Posted in Egypt, Internet, Islam, Islamic Terror | Tagged , , , , | 9 Responses

Farrakhan Endorses Hagel

Louis Farrakhan, an outspoken and proud Jew-hater, has endorsed Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense. The Iranians, who have vowed to  liquidate the state of Israel, have also come out publicly in support of Hagel. We can say one thing about President Obama: his hatred of Israel/Jews is remarkably consistent. From Obama’s earliest political awakenings, […]

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Outgunning Gun Violence With The Goodness of Guns

The destructive and immoral policies of the radical left are enforced on American culture through a systematic abuse of language. George Orwell understood that those who control language control culture. In his brilliant novel about the nightmare of modern totalitarian regimes, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Newspeak is the language of Big Brother and its vast propaganda machine […]

Posted in Jew-haters, Obama Watch, Second Amendment | Tagged , , , , | 16 Responses

Purim: A Non Progressive Jewish Holiday

Today the Jewish people celebrate the holiday of Purim. It’s an old and familiar story: An intolerant Jew-hater named Haman hatches a plan to annihilate the Jewish people in the ancient kingdom of Persia. That Genocide Thing. Again. Most of the Jews in this multicultural Persian kingdom have been enlightened to the point where they […]

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Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1950s: Rear Window, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Seven Samurai

We continue our survey of the twenty greatest movies of the 1950s. For a complete listing of the greatest movies of the 20, 30s and 40s, click here. 10. Rear Window, 1954 Photographer L.B. “Jeff” Jefferies (James Stewart) breaks his legs while photographing a car racing accident. Now, he is confined in his Greenwich Village […]

Posted in Alfred Hitchcock, Great Movies, Greatest Movies of the 1950s, Hollywood, Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 32 Responses

More Liberal Wisdom: “Defend Yourselves With Ball Point Pens.” Plus a Proustian Digression

As a Hollywood screenwriter, I pride myself on having a pretty vivid imagination. But I have to admit that the average liberal/Democrat/progressive manages to come up with anti-gun narratives that are, to put it mildly, beyond imagination. Yesterday, Seraphic Secret highlighted some liberal rape prevention advice from the University of Colorado Springs, which included telling […]

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Liberal Wisdom: How To Avoid Being Raped

From NRO Guns being Bad and gun-free zones being Good, the “Department of Public Safety” at the University of Colorado Springs has some advice for its students as to how they might protect themselves from rape. Be realistic about your ability to protect yourself. Your instinct may be to scream, go ahead!  It may startle […]

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The Lost (And Found) Grave of Joan Winters

My name is Rahel Jaskow. I live in Jerusalem, where I work as a translator and editor. I’m also a singer and amateur photographer. Seraphic Secret has been one of my daily reads for several years, and I’d like to thank Robert for giving me the opportunity to write a guest post for his excellent […]

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Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1950s: Shane, The Big Heat, Ugetsu

We continue our survey of the twenty greatest movies of the 1950s. For a complete listing of the greatest movies of the 20, 30s and 40s, click here. 7. Shane, 1953. The gunshots in Shane are unlike any other gunshots in Hollywood history. They are heart-stopping thunderbolts, from either heaven or hell. Shane, a mysterious […]

Posted in Great Movies, Greatest Movies of the 1950s, Hollywood, Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 34 Responses

We The Government

Obama’s SOTU in brief: Raise the minimum wage. This is a job killer. Spend more in infrastructure. Higher taxes. We’ve been here before. It was called shovel-ready jobs. Which Obama famously yucked-up as not-so-ready.

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Inevitable: “We Need to Look at Handguns”

When Democrats talks about a living breathing constitution, they are really talking about rewriting the Constitution to fit their fashionable PC ideology—whatever that might be on in any particular voting cycle. And when Democrats talk about gun control, they are really talking about the banning and confiscation of all weapons purchased by law-abiding citizens. Like […]

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How Republicans Can Win

A few years ago, David Horowitz and I sat down for lunch in Pico Kosher Deli, the best kosher deli in the known universe. I knew that David used to be a high-profile leftist who, somewhere along the line, reexamined his politics and his values and became a conservative.  When I asked David what made […]

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Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1950s: Ace in the Hole, The Bad and the Beautiful, Singin’ in the Rain

We continue our survey of the twenty greatest movies of the 1950s. For a complete listing of the greatest movies of the 20, 30s and 40s, click here. 4. Ace in the Hole, 1951 A hand-embroidered motto, “Tell the Truth” sits as a dusty epitaph on the newsroom wall of an inconsequential Albuquerque newspaper where […]

Posted in Great Movies, Greatest Movies of the 1950s, Hollywood, Kirk Douglas | Tagged , , , , , , | 37 Responses

Now For Some Sanity Regarding Evil And Inanimate Objects Called Guns

  Obamacare and gun control are two sides of the same coin. Both are simply means—as Rules for Radicals teaches—to a radical leftist end. Obamacare is not about health. It’s a tactic to: 1) Redistribute wealth.

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Bombing the Syrian Reactor: The Untold Story

Commentary has just published a fascinating excerpt from Elliot Abrams’ new book, Tested by Zion: The Bush Administration and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, a memoir of his service at the National Security Council from 2001 to 2009. There are several valuable take-a-ways from this excerpt, but for Seraphic Secret, the most important is the author’s conclusion […]

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Jews, Non-Jews and Hagel

That Chuck Hagel seemed confused and ill-prepared, if not dim-witted, at his confirmation hearings last week, is stating the obvious. That he is a man of the radical left is also obvious, from his refusal to classify various terrorist organizations—Hizbullah, the Revolutionary Guard of Iran—as terrorists, to his dopey, kumbaya approach to the genocidal-yearning Iran, […]

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High School Coach Shoots Street Thugs

In the  world according to liberals, the 70-year-old coach would be unarmed so the thugs could beat him to death, then rape and murder the female students. Actually, stories like this take place every single day in America. But the media deliberately fail to report such incidents because: 1. Guns are evil — as are […]

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    Daniel Greenfield: “Fighting Anti-Semitism and Defending Israel in the Age of BDS.”

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    Larry Elder: “The New Black Anti-Semitism”

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    Michael Medved: “Shifting Alliances: Why Liberals No Longer Reliably Support Israel — And Conservatives Do.”

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    David Horowitz: “The War Against Judaism on the University Campus.”

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    Joel B. Pollak: “The Mainstream Media’s Betrayal of Israel.”

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    Yossi Klein Halevi: “What is Expected of a Survivor People: Lessons My Father Taught Me.”

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    Dennis Prager: “Happiness is a Mitzvah, Not an Emotion.”

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    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky: “Conformity in Jewish Life: Vice, Virtue or Affectation?”

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    Rabbi Dr. Gil S. Perl: “What Was the Rosh Yeshiva Reading: Intellectual Openness in 19th Century Lithuania.”

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