Monthly Archives: December 2013

2013: It Was The Best of Times, It Was The Worst of Times

This past year has been terrible. On the domestic front, Obama’s political and personal pathologies dominate. I recently spoke with a close friend who is a fine, dedicated physician in a small private practice. He’s considering early retirement. “I don’t think I can continue practicing medicine under ObamaCare. It forces me to pay more attention […]

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Obama Flees ObamaCare

Barack Obama’s personality is remarkably consistent. He is a classic narcissist. His self-absorption is already legendary in the bubble that is Washington D.C., even among his most ardent supporters. Classic narcissists display a tendency to blame others for their failures. Personal responsibility is a foreign shore. There is a complete inability to admit wrong, or […]

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Scenes From Movies I’d Like To Write

When our children were little, one of our favorite Shabbat activities was leafing through art books. I’d sink into a comfortable chair. One of the children would plop into my lap. We’d look at reproductions of art, and make up stories about various paintings. The best paintings are like scenes from movies never produced. The […]

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Flashback: When Hollywood Celebrated Christmas

There was a time when Hollywood openly and joyously celebrated Christmas. Now, among the Hollywood elite, the greeting I hear is “Happy Holidays.” Look, we at Seraphic Secret are Orthodox Jews. This is not our holiday. But we want our Christian friends to celebrate Christmas. The politically correct Happy Holidays shtick is another nail in […]

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ObamaCare Causes Liberals To Question Reality

From the Dec. 14, NY Times: Many in New York’s professional and cultural elite have long supported President Obama’s health care plan. But now, to their surprise, thousands of writers, opera singers, music teachers, photographers, doctors, lawyers and others are learning that their health insurance plans are being canceled and they may have to pay […]

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ObamaCare’s Latest Surprise: Amputating Medicare

If Barack Obama were the CEO of a private corporation he would be: Fired for incompetence bordering on idiocy. Indicted by the SEC for fraud. Sent to jail for a very long time. Sued successfully by his investors for billions of dollars. However, because he’s a crooked politician, he is immune to all rational consequences. […]

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In Memoriam: Joan Fontaine, 1917 – 2013

A few hours after Peter O’Toole’s death was announced, Joan Fontaine’s death was also made public. Fontaine, the younger sister of Olivia de Havilland, is best known for her breakout role in Rebecca (’40). Notice, the character she played is nameless. She is merely The Girl. Crushed by a life of diminishing expectations The Girl […]

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In Memoriam: Peter O’Toole, 1932 – 2013

 “I woke up one morning to find I was famous. Bought a white Rolls-Royce and drove down Sunset Boulevard wearing dark specs and a white suit, waving like the Queen Mum. Nobody took any f—ing notice, but I thoroughly enjoyed myself.” —Peter O’Toole on his sudden fame and fortune after Lawrence of Arabia. Faye Dunaway […]

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Person Of The Year: George Orwell

Seraphic Secret was asked to participate in the Watcher’s Forum. Every week on Monday morning , invited guests weigh in with their opinions on a major issue of the day, the culture, or topics of daily life. This week’s question: Whom Would You Name For Person Of The Year? Seraphic Secret’s Person of the Year […]

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Ava Gardner Knows How To Kiss

In 1988, only two years before her death, Ava Gardner, living in semi-seclusion in London, unable to get work, and running dangerously low on funds, asked the late British author Peter Evans to ghostwrite her autobiography. Deadpanned Gardner: “I either write the book or sell the jewels, and I’m kinda sentimental about the jewels.” Only […]

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ObamaCide: Blind in Left Eye, Five Strokes, Hole in Heart, Loses Insurance

Jim Hoft’s blog, Gateway Pundit, has been a daily read for Seraphic Secret for as long as we can remember. He is quite ill, and because of ObamaCare he has just lost his excellent health insurance. Keep in mind that the original rationale for ObamaCare was to provide health insurance to the uninsured. Of course, […]

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ObamaCare: Average Deductible for Bronze Plan is Over $5,000 a Year

The problem with ObamaCare is not the website. But of course, the very fact the Democrats cannot build a functioning website in three years—the time it took to win WWII—at a cost of over a billion taxpayer dollars, should indicate that turning over one-sixth of the American economy to the very same Democrats might not […]

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Democrat ObamaCare Blame Game: It’s Big Government, Not Enough Propaganda

Last week, on Thursday, Barack Obama told Chris Matthews that the blame for the disastrous Obamacare rollout is the fault of: Republicans Cynicism Washington gridlock And then the President of the United States dropped a bombshell:

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Ava Gardner’s Secret About Her Secret Jew

In 1988, Ava Gardner sat down with British author Peter Evans to write a Hollywood memoir. But Evans quickly discovered that Ava was a hopeless alcoholic who, when drunk, told juicy tinsel town tales. But when Ava sobered up, she ordered Evans not to use any of “the good” material. Ava knew where all the […]

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Hasmonean Past Is Present

As the Demorats and their ObamaCare law grinds millions of Americans into misery, we who love this republic, are deeply worried about its future. Simultaneously, Obama betrays Israel at every step, enabling the IslamoNazis of Iran to achieve their nuclear goal. Thus, Israelis, and those who love Zion, are also worried about the future. But […]

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ObamaCare and IRS in Action: American Citizen + Cancer – Insurance = Enemy of the State

ObamaCare was never about health, never about insurance, and never concerned with the poor and disadvantaged. Those are simply the rhetorical means by which the Democrat party seized and continues to seize unprecedented levers of power. Democrats achieve their aims by taxing the middle class—calling them rich— and creating a whirlwind of oppressive laws and […]

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ObamaCare: The War Against the American People

We keep hearing that ObamaCare will collapse. Some pundits suggest that because the law is so flawed, such an unworkable Leviathan, it will implode through its own imperfections. We the people don’t have to do anything but sit on the sidelines and watch. Seriously?

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