Merkel to Fall?

Merkel to Fall?

I called for Angela Merkel to fall here a few months ago – when she insulted Trump and made a fool out of herself with a bunch of remarks about going it alone without the US. Now she is in serious doodoo – unable to form a cabinet – and I think she may be done.

One of the Faithful Five contacted me and asked if I felt vindicated. I said no because she didn’t fall for the reasons I wanted her too — she is in trouble because she is an absolute globalist — and idiot — on the immigration issue – and that stupidity is why Germans are mad at her.

Here is a sampling of that issue from it’s ugliest side:

  • The actual number of migrant-related sex crimes in Germany is at least two or three times higher than the official number. Only 10% of the sex crimes committed in Germany appear in the official statistics. — André Schulz, head of the Criminal Police Association.

  • An even more toxic practice is for police deliberately to omit any references to migrants in crime reports. This lapse makes it impossible for German citizens to understand the true scale of the migrant crime problem.

  • City police asked German media to delete any images of the suspect. A note for editors stated: “The legal basis for publishing the surveillance photos has been dispensed with. We strongly urge you to take this into account in future reporting and to remove and/or make changes to existing publications.”

  • “As a refugee, it is difficult to find a girlfriend.” — Asif M., a 26-year-old asylum seeker from Pakistan, in court on charges he raped one woman and attempted to rape five others.

Police reports show that Germany’s migrant rape crisis continues unabated, although accurate statistics are notoriously non-existent, this in one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world. German authorities have repeatedly been accused of underreporting the true scale of the migrant crime problem in the country.

According to Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt, BKAdata (page 14), in 2013, migrants (Zuwanderer) committed 599 sex crimes, or an average of two a day. In 2014, migrants committed 949 sex crimes, or around three per day. In 2015, migrants committed 1,683 sex crimes, or around five per day. During the first three quarters of 2016, migrants committed 2,790 sex crimes, or around ten per day.

In fact, the actual number of migrant-related sex crimes in Germany is at least two or three times higher than the official number. For example, only 10% of the sex crimes committed in Germany appear in the official statistics, according to André Schulz, head of the Criminal Police Association (Bund Deutscher Kriminalbeamter, BDK).

In addition, the BKA data includes only crimes that have been solved (aufgeklärten Straftaten). According to police statistics, on average only around half of all crimes committed in Germany in any given year are solved (Aufklärungsquote).

Moreover, BKA crime statistics do not include data from North Rhine-Westphalia, the most populous state in Germany and the one with the largest number of migrants, or from Hamburg, the second-largest city in the country.

German police also deliberately downplay the true scale of the migrant crime problem by referring to migrant criminals with politically correct euphemisms such as “southerners” (Südländer), men with “dark skin” (dunkelhäutig, dunklere Gesichtsfarbe, dunklem Hauttyp) or a combination of the two: “southern skin color” (südländische Hautfarbe).

An even more toxic practice is for police deliberately to omit any references to migrants in crime reports. This lapse makes it impossible for German citizens to understand the true scale of the migrant crime problem.

A German nurse, for instance, was sexually assaulted by a mob of migrants in Hamburg on January 7, 2017. The official Hamburg police report, dated January 8, reads as follows:

“Robbery in Hamburg-St. George, witnesses wanted!

“A 28-year-old was attacked and robbed in a park by several men last night. The injured party heard calls for aid from the Lohmühlenpark. As she went to the park to help, she was attacked by several men, fell to the ground and lost consciousness. After the victim regained consciousness, she alerted her rescuers. Apparently the victim was robbed. Since there were also indications of a sexual offense, the LKA 42 (Office of Criminal Investigation) took over further investigations.

“Witnesses who observed the attack or are able to provide information on the perpetrators are kindly asked to call the telephone number 040 / 4286- 56789.

“The interrogation of the injured party is still pending. The investigations continue. Further information cannot be given at present.”

That day, Bild reported a completely different version of the same crime:

“Sex Attack on Nurse: A disgraceful crime.

“In the evening a woman is lured into the Lohmühlenpark by means of calls for help. Then several men ambush her. They strike their victim unconscious, and apparently also sexually assault her!

“It is about 9:45 pm, when the 28-year-old is going to her car. According to BILD information, she is a nurse at the Asklepios-Klinik St. Georg. She had parked her vehicle in the parking lot there.

“When she heard the screams from the adjacent park, she immediately hurried in that direction. In the park, she was attacked by five black Africans (ages 20 to 30). A giant man (over 180 cm) is said to have worn a green garment. He had bright spots on both cheeks. Then she lost consciousness.

“When she regained consciousness, she dialed emergency 112. Firemen found her, parts of her clothes were torn from her body. Her attackers did not speak German.

“The perpetrators also robbed the young woman. The police are asking witnesses to call 428 65 67 89.”

Germany’s sclerotic justice system, stymied by concerns over privacy, exacerbates the problem by imposing seemingly interminable delays in bringing perpetrators to justice. The following cases are just from January 2017:

  • January 2. Police in Dresden published a composite image of a “southerner” (Südländer) who exposed himself to an 11-year-old boy on August 31, 2016. Police did not say why it took them more than four months to release the image to the public.
  • January 12. Police in Duisburg published a photo of a man who assaulted a 40-year-old woman at the central train station on October 7, 2016. Police did not say why it took them more than three months to release the image to the public.
  • January 17. Police in Essen published a photo of a man who sexually assaulted a 30-year-old woman in an underground metro station on August 12, 2016. Police did not say why it took them more than four months to release the image to the public. The perpetrator was arrested on January 18, one day after the photograph was made public. This raised the question of whether the perpetrator could have been apprehended much sooner.
  • January 21. Police in Neubrandenburg announced that they would begin collecting saliva samples from 469 migrants from ten different countries. Police are looking for a 20 to 40-year-old “southern-looking” man (südländisch aussehen) who attempted to rape a 35-year-old woman in October 2016.
  • January 26. A 22-year-old migrant from Tunisia turned himself in after police in Karlsruhe published a surveillance camera image of the man, who is suspected of sexually assaulting five women in the city. City police urgedGerman media to delete any images of the suspect. A note for editors stated: “The legal basis for publishing the surveillance photo has been dispensed with. We strongly urge you to take this into account in future reporting and to remove and/or make changes to existing publications.” The photoremains online.

The apparent apathy by the German government and the public regarding the migrant rape crisis engulfing the country has prompted some commentators toquestion whether German society is tolerating a rape culture (Vergewaltigungskultur) in order to sustain a politically correct stance on mass migration.

Sexual Assaults and Rapes by Migrants in Germany, JUST January 2017

January 1. A 23-year-old migrant from Iraq sexually assaulted a 30-year-old woman in Glücksburg. A 24-year-old asylum seeker from Pakistan sexually assaulted a 46-year-old woman in Regensburg. A 31-year-old migrant from Iraqexposed himself to women in Augsburg. Three migrants from Afghanistansexually assaulted two women in Augsburg. Two migrants from Afghanistansexually assaulted a 22-year-old woman in Neumarkt. A 19-year-old migrant from Gambia assaulted a 25-year-old woman in Ulm. A “North African” migrant exposed himself to a 29-year-old woman in Ulm.

January 1. A “foreign-looking” taxi driver (ausländisches Erscheinungsbildsexually assaulted a 34-year-old woman in Wiesbaden. A man with an “Eastern European accent” (osteuropäischer Akzentsexually assaulted a 49-year-old woman inCoesfeld. A “southern European-looking” man sexually assaulted a 42-year-old woman in Hanover. A “dark-skinned” man (dunkle Hautfarbesexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman in Trier. A “dark-skinned” man (dunkelhäutigassaulted a 24-year-old female jogger in Bergkamen.

January 2. An “Arabic-looking” man (arabischem Aussehenaccosted three girls aged between 10 and 13 in Rottenburg. A “brown-skinned” man (braunen Hautteint) speaking broken German sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy inSeckach. Three “southerners” (Südländerassaulted three girls, ages 14 and 15, in downtown Chemnitz. A man of “Arab origin” (Mann arabischer Herkunftsexually assaulted an eight-year-old girl at a movie theater in Leipzig. He remains at large.

January 2. Three “southern-looking” men (südländisches Erscheinungsbildsexually assaulted a 29-year-old woman in Taunusstein.

January 3. A “southern European-looking” man (südosteuropäisches Aussehen)sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl on a train near Wesel.

January 4. An “Asian-looking” man (asiatisches Aussehenexposed himself to two women at a bus stop in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt.

January 5. Two migrants (ages 18 and 19) from Libya were arrested for raping a 22-year-old woman in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz. A “southern-looking” man (südländisches Aussehenexposed himself to a 15-year-old girl who was riding her bicycle in Kranenburg.

January 6. A 13-year-old migrant from Syria sexually assaulted two girls at a school in Schwerin. Two “southern-looking” men (südländisch Aussehensexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl in Linden. The girl was riding a city bus. When she got off at her stop, the two men also got off the bus. She began running but the men caught up with her and attacked her.

January 7. A group of five “Black Africans” (Schwarzafrikanernsexually assaulted a 28-year-old woman in Hamburg. The woman, a nurse at the Asklepios-Klinik St. Georg, was walking to her car after her shift ended when she heard someone screaming for help in an adjacent park. When she went to help she was ambushed by the men and assaulted and robbed.

January 7. A 27-year-old migrant from Afghanistan sexually assaulted a 14-year-girl at a public swimming pool in Düsseldorf-Flingern. Two migrants (ages 21 and 39) from Libya sexually assaulted three girls, ages 13 and 14, at the train station in Niederwiesa. A “dark-skinned” man (dunklerer Teintsexually assaulteda 16-year-old girl in Oberhausen.

January 8. A 23-year-old migrant from Syria attempted to rape a 23-year-old woman in Kleve. The woman phoned her father for help after she sensed she was being followed while walking home. The father got on his scooter and was able to rescue his daughter just as the Syrian was dragging her into the bushes.

January 8. A 20-year-old migrant from Afghanistan sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman on a street car in Leipzig. A 21-year-old migrant from Iraq sexually assaulted a 24-year-old woman in the restroom of a discotheque in Bad Segeberg. A “North African-looking” man sexually assaulted a 22-year-old woman in downtown Stuttgart. A “Turkish or North African” man (türkischer oder nordafrikanischer Herkunftexposed himself to a woman at the train station inMainz-Kastel. A “dark-skinned” man (dunkler Hautfarbesexually assaulted a young woman in Bern (Switzerland).

January 9. Four “Arab-looking” men (arabisch aussehendsexually assaulted a 25-year-old woman at a bus stop in Weiterstadt. Three “southern-looking” men (südländisch aussehende) attempted to rape a 16-year-old girl in Gelsenkirchen. They fled after a passerby intervened to help the girl.

January 10. A man speaking broken German exposed himself to a woman in the parking lot of a train station in Ludwigsburg.

January 11. A “dark-skinned” man (dunkelhäutigen Mannsexually assaulted a 22-year-old woman in Lüneburg. A “North African” man sexually assaulted a 30-year-old woman on a train on a train between Gelnhausen and Fulda. A 42-year-old migrant from Libya exposed himself to several women in Schneeberg. A man speaking a foreign language sexually assaulted a 21-year-old woman in Salzgitter. A man speaking German with an accent sexually assaulted a 34-year-old woman in Michelbach. A migrant from Bulgaria sexually assaulted two teenage girls at the train station in Meschede. A man speaking broken German sexually assaulteda woman who was shopping at a supermarket with her young daughter inAachen.

January 12. A 34-year-old migrant from Algeria sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl at the central train station in Wolfsburg. The perpetrator was arrested after he returned to the same time location the following day. A “dark-skinned” man (dunkelhäutiger Mannsexually assaulted a 17-year-old woman at the train stationCrailsheim. A “dark-skinned” man (dunklere Hautfarbesexually assaulted a 45-year-old woman in Düsseldorf. An “Arab-looking” man exposed himself to a woman at a public park in Schwabach.

January 13. A “southern- or Arab-looking” man (südländisches oder arabisches Aussehensexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl at a train station in Freiburg. A “southern-looking” man (südländischexposed himself to two women in Alzey. A 39-year-old migrant from Russia sexually assaulted two women at a subway station in Munich. A man speaking German with a foreign accent assaulted a 27-year-old woman at knifepoint in Raunheim.

January 14. A “southern-looking” man (südländisch aussehende Mannattempted to rape a 23-year-old woman in Karlsruhe-Bulach. Four “southern-looking” men (südländischen Aussehens) tried to assault a young woman in Gießen. A Moroccan migrant was arrested for sexual assault in Speyer. A “southern-looking” man (südländisches Aussehensexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl in Kamp-Lintfort. An “Oriental-looking” man (orientalisches Erscheinungsbildexposed himself to a 68-year-old woman on a bicycle path in Lindenholzhausen. A 21-year-old migrant from Somalia sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman on a train in Hanau.

January 15. A man with a “foreign, unknown dialect” (ausländischen, unbekannten Dialektsexually assaulted a woman near the city hall in Metelen. Five migrants from Syria (between 11 and 14 years old) sexually assaulted two girls, aged 12 and 13, at a public swimming pool in Bockum. Two “presumably African” men (mutmaßlichen Afrikanersexually assaulted two women near the central train station in Bielefeld. A “southern European” man (Südeuropäerexposed himself to two women in Ulm.

January 16. A man calling himself Ahmed exposed himself to a woman at a bus station in Singen.

January 17. A “dark, nearly black-skinned” man (dunkle, fast schwarze Hautfarbe)sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl on a street car in Magdeburg.

January 18. A 30-year-old asylum seeker raped a 31-year-old woman inDortmund. Two “southern-looking” men (südländisches Aussehensexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl in Rastatt. A “southern-looking” man (südländisches Aussehensexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl at a bus stop in Salzgitter. A 30-year-old asylum seeker raped a 31-year-old woman in Dortmund.

January 19. An “Eastern European-looking” man (osteuropäischem Aussehen)exposed himself to a 27-year-old woman on a train in Stuttgart. A man exposed himself to an 11-year-old girl on a bus in Stuttgart. An “English-speaking” mansexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl at the train station in Crailsheim.

January 21. Two men “speaking a foreign language” sexually assaulted two women in Osnabrück. The attackers fled after one of the women used pepper spray on them. A migrant physically assaulted an 18-year-old woman in Uelzenafter she rejected his advances. A “southern-looking” man (südländisches Aussehen)sexually assaulted a 23-year-old woman after he followed her off a train inKarlsruhe. An “Arab-looking” man (arabischer Herkunftassaulted a 27-year-old woman at the train station in Friedrichsdorf.

January 22. Two migrants from Algeria sexually assaulted two women in the female restroom of a bar in Schweinfurt. A “dark-skinned” man (dunkelhäutig)assaulted a 20-year-old woman at the central train station in Bochum after she rejected his advances.

January 23. A “dark-skinned” man (dunkleren Teintexposed himself to a 13-year-old girl in Stuttgart-Heumaden. A “dark-skinned” man (dunkelhäutigen Mann)sexually assaulted two women in Minden.

January 24. A 44-year-old migrant from Syria was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting more than 20 women in Wetzlar. The man, who among other offenses repeatedly licked unsuspecting women in the face, justified his behavior as a custom from his Arab homeland to show women his affection.

January 24. A 26-year-old migrant from Somalia sexually assaulted several women in downtown Gießen. He also exposed himself to a nurse outside the city’s Catholic Hospital. A “southern-looking” man (südländisch aussehensexually assaulted five women in Karlsruhe. A 14-year-old Turkish boy raped a 13-year-old boy and attempted to rape a 13-year-old girl in Herzogenburg (Austria).

January 25. A “southern-looking” man (südländischem Aussehen) exposed himselfto a 51-year-old woman in Kamp-Lintfort.

January 26. A “dark-skinned” man (dunkelhäutigassaulted a 46-year-old woman on a train in Stuttgart. After the woman asked the man to take his feet off the seat, he smashed her head against the window. A “southern-looking” man sexually assaulted a 17-year-old woman on a train in Öhringen. A group of 12 “dark-skinned” men (dunklen Teintassaulted a 16-year-old girl in Gelsenkirchen.

January 27. A 25-year-old woman was raped in a female restroom at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. A “southerner” (südländischen Typssexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl in Chemnitz-Altendorf. A 27-year-old migrant from Pakistan exposed himself to an 18-year-old woman on a train between Gelsenkirchen and Essen. A migrant (südländischen Migrationshintergrundexposed himself to a 77-year-old woman in Wangen.

January 28. Three “dark-skinned” men (dunkelhäutigsexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman in Dortmund. Two “dark-skinned” men (dunkelhäutiger Männer)sexually assaulted two 12-year-old girls in Bietigheim-Bissingen. A man speaking a foreign language sexually assaulted a 24-year-old woman in Bonn. A 40-year-old migrant from Morocco sexually assaulted a 41-year-old woman on a train inDüsseldorf. A “southern-looking” man (südländische Erscheinungsexually assaulted a 20-year-old woman in Hamburg.

January 29. A “southern-looking” man (südländischem Aussehensexually assaulteda 14-year-old girl in Neubrandenburg. A 23-year-old migrant from Eritreasexually assaulted several women on a train in Munich. A 36-year-old migrant from Gambia sexually assaulted several woman on a train near Freiburg. A man speaking Turkish sexually assaulted a 26-year-old woman on a train nearDormagen.

January 30. Süleyman D., a 25-year-old German of Turkish descent, was arrestedfor raping one woman and attempting to rape two more at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. A 24-year-old migrant from Armenia sexually assaulted two women on an express train between Hamburg and Kassel. A man speaking broken German exposed himself to three women in Offenbach.

January 31. A “dark-skinned” man (dunkelhäutigensexually assaulted a 28-year-old woman who was walking with her four-year-old child near the train station inBad Krozingen.

 

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It’s ALL about Israel II

It’s ALL about Israel II

In the first installment of this series, I attacked the proposition, forwarded by Caroline Glick of The Jerusalem Post – that the Trump peace plan will be anything like the plans offered by Obama and Bush, as she charged in her most recent column.

I was looking about for some additional support for my position, and Trump’s, and I came across this little tidbit, that illustrates better then I ever could, just how ridiculous Glick’s assertion is — and here’s how — read this article excerpted below; and just ask yourself one critical question – does the author of the Trump peace plan (Trump) think ANYTHING like this?

Carlos Ballesteros, Newsweek 

Former Secretary of State John Kerry believes that the Israeli government is not doing its part to foster peace with Palestine.

In recordings published earlier this week by Channel 10, an Israeli TV news station, Kerry celebrates Palestine for committing to a peaceful solution to the decades-long conflict.

“The Palestinians have done an extraordinary job of remaining committed to nonviolence,” Kerry says. “When the intifada took place [in 2015] they delivered non-violence in the West Bank.”

“This is overlooked by the general [Israeli] populations because it is not a topic of discussion,” Kerry continues. “Why? Because the majority of the cabinet currently in the Israeli government has publicly declared they are not ever for a Palestinian state.”

According to Channel 10, the recording is from a conference last year in Dubai attended by some of the Middle East’s most influential policymakers.

It is unclear if Kerry knew he was being recorded.

The recordings are in line with many of Kerry’s comments regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In an hour-long speech in December 2016, Kerry—still as Secretary of State—chastised the Israeli government for being unproductive in recent peace talks.

“Friends need to tell each other the hard truths, and friendships require mutual respect,” he said.

The speech drew rapid-fire condemnation from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and many members of Congress from both parties, including Senator John McCain and Senator Chuck Schumer.

The speech came three years after a failed round of peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders organized by Kerry.

This week’s released recordings add to Kerry’s past comments regarding Israel.

Specifically, the former Secretary of State does not believe Israel is exhibiting leadership in its handling of the situation.

“If you see 40,000 kids marching up to the wall every day with signs saying, ‘Give us our rights,’ I mean I don’t think Palestine is going to be immune forever to the civil rights movements that have swept other nations in the world and somehow Israel’s ignoring this. That’s not leadership,” Kerry said.

Unless Israel begins a serious and committed process of reconciliation, Kerry believes that war is imminent.

“If you don’t have leaders who don’t want to make peace, if the equation doesn’t change, I’ll be amazed if within the next 10 years if we don’t see some young [Palestinian] leader come along who says, ‘We have tried non-violence for the last 30 years and look, it hasn’t gotten us anything,’” Kerry said.

According to The Times of Israel, the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Channel 10 in a statement that his office would “continue to safeguard Israel’s security and national interests,” regardless of “those who tried to prod [Israel] to make dangerous concessions and failed.”

Netanyahu also said that peace talks with Palestine have stalled because they refuse to “recognize Israel within any border.”

“It is unfortunate John Kerry still doesn’t get this,” the statement concluded.

 

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It’s ALL about Israel

It’s ALL about Israel

Caroline Glick is smarter than I am and has sources better than mine, so instead of telling you my theory about what’s going in the Middle East and the United States right now, I’m going to react, paragraph by paragraph to a long piece she wrote Friday for the Jerusalem Post. Most Americans are not getting any kind of real news out of the NYT — or the lying leftist Washington Post right now — so this chore is left to me. I don’t relish it; in fact, I would skip all this if it weren’t so unbelievably important. We’ll begin with Glick:

BY CAROLINE B. GLICK, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

Speaking at the Zionist Organization of America’s annual dinner, Steven Bannon, US President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist and current CEO of the Breitbart news website, said the US political establishment has “lowered the bar on what [pro-Israel] is supposed to be.” Bannon invited the pro-Israel activists to join what he referred to as the “insurgency movement against the Republican establishment and against the permanent political class in Washington, DC.”

Bannon argued that it is because of the Republican establishment that then president Barack Obama was able to implement the nuclear deal with Iran.

Bannon is correct. Had a non-establishment senator such as Ted Cruz chaired the Senate Foreign Affairs committee in 2014 and 2015 instead of Senator Bob Corker, in accordance with the US constitution, Obama’s radical nuclear deal would have been treated like a treaty. It would have required the approval of two-thirds of the Senate and it would have gone down in flames. Instead, Corker stood the Constitution on its head, co-sponsoring the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which required two-thirds of the Senate to reject the deal in order to block its implementation.

As for US financing of Palestinian terrorism, the blame lies mainly at the feet of the permanent political class – particularly the denizens of the State Department. With the support of Democratic and establishment Republican lawmakers, for more than 20 years the State Department has successfully watered down or canceled legislative initiatives to end US support for the terrorism-supporting, PLO-led Palestinian Authority. State Department officials have similarly led every effort to water down or cancel Congressional initiatives that strengthen the US alliance with Israel.

This is a great beginning by Glick and is right on in several key areas, but what Glick isn’t saying is just as important as what she did. For example, the very same Jewish groups Trump and his cabinet are attempting to woo permanently out of the Democratic camp ARE part of the establishment in Washington, have been for years, and are PROBABLY not open to this line of reasoning.

To move them out of the power base they are in, and get their loyalties cemented against the “Establishment” as Bannon refers to it, would be impossible for many of these people. They are integrated; career wise, politically, personally and religiously — part and parcel — of that establishment, AND it’s liberal narrative, and most importantly – that narrative plank concerning what needs to be done concerning Israel. Back to Glick:

For instance, it was the State Department that fought tooth and nail to overturn the 2002 law that permitted US citizens born in Jerusalem to list their place of birth as Israel. It was the State Department that insisted the 1996 law requiring the transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem include a presidential waiver.

The power of the State Department and its colleagues in the permanent bureaucracy to maintain US policies that are substantively anti-Israel and pro-PLO is being exerted today in the lead up to the publication of Trump’s “peace plan” for Israel and the Palestinians.

Again, Glick is correct in what she is saying, but misses some huge developments, purposely or not I don’t know, but they are not the kind of thing she would normally miss.

For example, the State Department is being remade under Trump.

As I mentioned in a piece I wrote last week, after listening to Wendy Sherman speak down at the Defense One Summit in Washington D.C., the “establishment” is lobbying furiously and hysterically to stop the wholesale turnover of top officials within the State department. Why?

It is not out of a sense of duty to the American people, I can you tell that — the liberals driving this crazy anti-Israel agenda are being cut down like weeds over at State; literally in droves — retirements, force outs, open desks, the Trump people are literally cleaning out the building. This is not an accident, this place was the home of a near coup against the people of the United States by a horribly crooked woman (and a compliant President) and Trump KNOWS he can not make peace in the Middle East, with this old State team – still on board, and therefore in power.

Tillerson is waking up to all this, slowly, but the President is a good teacher and Tillerson is an excellent student/foil. Back to Glick:

According to a report published in The New York Times last weekend, sourced to White House officials, Trump intends to announce his “peace plan” in January.

Later reports disputed that claim, saying the plan would be announced in March.

Whatever the case, according to the Times’ story, Trump’s “peace plan” will look similar to – and be substantively indistinguishable from – “peace plans” adopted by the last three presidents.

Again, no disrespect to Glick, but it’s obvious to even the most casual observer, that statement is simply not true. Trump’s plan doesn’t look anything like theirs in several key regards.

Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the Palestinians and the Israeli’s themselves — all occupy completely different positions in Trump’s plan than they did in any of the past three president’s plan — and if that is not obvious to the world, Bannon would NOT be there asking the Jewish community in the United States to come out against that “establishment” and their lame attempts to solve this problem, in the past.

There are similarities of course, there will have to be, but the balance of power envisioned by Trump and being established right now through military action in the Middle East – in Trump’s plan, and all 3 of those succeeding President’s plans — is not at all similar — and I’m surprised Glick refuses to acknowledge that.

Netanyahu has acknowledged it; he doesn’t think the plans are at all similar, despite Glick’s claim otherwise. The new Saudi King has acknowledged it — AND is COOPERATING with Israel. Glick also ignores this development. More from her:

Like Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama, according to the Times’ account, Trump’s plan will be based on the assumption that for peace to be concluded between Israel and the PLO, a Palestinian state must be established on land now controlled by Israel.

Trump’s plan will reportedly also discuss the partition of Jerusalem and address the Palestinian claim that the 450,000 Israelis living beyond the 1949 armistice lines in Judea and Samaria must be expelled from their homes and communities for peace to be achieved.

In a manner similar to Bush’s “Roadmap to Peace,” analysts told the Times that Trump’s plan will include two stages. In the first stage, Israel will be required to block construction of homes for Jews in united Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria; to transfer control over land in Area C to the PA; and to restate its commitment to the establishment of a Palestinian state.

This account was disputed by White House officials.

No wonder the WH argued with that nonsense. The forest in front of the Times Editors is literally on the march, like a wave of forest Ents, and they are arguing about whether that means one specific tree is where they think it should be. More from Glick — as she now moves on to committing the journalistic sin of doubting the veracity of unnamed (WH) sources:

But, despite the denials, there are indications that the Times’ account is accurate. For instance, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has justified all his recent moves to curtail construction for Jews in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, to provide funding to the PA and to suspend initiatives to expand Jerusalem’s municipal borders as necessary to prevent a fissure in US-Israel relations.

Trump’s team is led by his senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and run by his chief negotiator, Jason Greenblatt. Members of Greenblatt’s team include deputy national security adviser Dina Powell and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.

According to the Times, Greenblatt and his team “are consulting with Donald Blome, the consul general in Jerusalem, and others from the State Department and the National Security Council.”

And this is where the problem begins.

Ahead of Trump’s visit to Israel in May, Channel 2 reported that Blome lobbied heavily for Trump to cancel his plans to visit the Western Wall. While Trump did visit the Wall, Blome – supported by National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster – blocked Netanyahu from accompanying Trump on his visit.

In a press briefing, McMaster refused to say that the Western Wall is located in Israel.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson referred to Tel Aviv as the “home of Judaism” on the plane ride to Israel.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis said at his Senate confirmation hearing that Tel Aviv is Israel’s capital.

In other words, Blome, Tillerson, McMaster and Mattis have all embraced the view that the US should not treat Israel with the same respect it treats other countries – let alone other allies. Instead of deserving respect, Israel, in their view, deserves unique reproach to the point where even acknowledging its capital city and basic geographic facts is considered unacceptable.

Up to this point in the piece, Glick was holding it together. After those last few paragraphs, I’m not convinced anymore she is attempting to be honest with her readers.

Trump has made it clear on a number of occasions; he supports Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel, and supports moving our embassy there.

Trump has shown MORE respect for Israel and her concerns than the previous 3 presidents combined. To piece together a remark here and a remark there – and mold it into the preposterous idea that Trump is singling out Israel for “unique reproach”, an idea that is contradicted by the President’s ACTIONS – everyday so far — is just dishonest. Next, Glick goes completely off the rails:

This then brings us back to the “peace plan” that Greenblatt and Kushner are putting together in consultation with Blome, the State Department and McMaster’s National Security Council.

If Greenblatt and Kushner compose a “peace plan” that satisfies the State Department and its governmental counterparts, and if Trump adopts it as his official position, they will guarantee that he will fail to advance the cause of peace; will harm Israel; will empower the PLO; and diminish the US’s standing as a power in the Middle East.

This is the guaranteed outcome of any plan that is supported by the State Department because any plan that the State Department and its allies support will be based upon the core assumption regarding the Arab-Israel conflict that the State Department embraced in 1993.

Wow. In those paragraphs she GUARANTEES any plan put forward by Greenblatt (who is getting rave reviews from everybody, except Glick), and the Trump team will fail, and will hurt Israel. She did add the caveat that it would fail if supported by State, but as pointed out earlier, she is failing to mention the HOUSE CLEANING in progress at State — to prevent the very thing she is describing. Back to her column:

In 1993, Israel and the PLO concluded a peace deal in Oslo based on the European assumption that Israel is to blame for the Arab-Israel conflict.

According to the European narrative, the Arab conflict with Israel – and indeed, all the pathologies of the Arab world – are rooted in the Palestinian conflict with Israel.

The Palestinian conflict, in turn, owes to the absence of a Palestinian state. And there is no Palestinian state because Israel refuses to surrender sufficient land to the PLO to appease it.

Until 1993, this was not the US’s position.

From 1967 through 1993, the US position was that the Palestinian conflict with Israel was a function of the Arab conflict with Israel. The Arab conflict was rooted in the Arab world’s rejection of Israel’s right to exist in secure and recognized borders – or really, in any borders. So long as this remained the position of the Arab world, there would be no peace between Israel and its neighbors.

Israel’s peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan are based on this pre-Oslo process assumption.

But when it assumed leadership of the Oslo process, the US also embraced the European narrative it was predicated on: Everything is Israel’s fault.

I guess if Glick is allowed to completely retell years of history, with many cross currents and compromises, just her way, then her conclusions — which then follow — sound sensible.

BUT, even someone completely ignorant of the detailed history of this region however — knows that description above, about what happened, is wrong.

The US believes and has always believed the Palestinians need and will eventually get, a homeland. How big? Exactly where, and how that should be done, are moving targets and will remain so until something concrete happens.

Trump is making something concrete happen.

It’s a shame Glick does not see that.

The idea of assigning blame and therefore drafting agreements on that blame, is an old and poisonous idea, one the United States has turned it’s back on, for good reason.

They aren’t Nips or Japs anymore, they are our allies.

They aren’t Krauts anymore, they’re our allies.

We haven’t perfected the process of making war with a country and then establishing a lasting peace out of it — but we’ve down more with that idea than any other country ever has.

The US’s continued funding of the PA, despite its support for terrorism, owes to the State Department’s adherence to the European narrative. The US’s refusal to treat Israel with the respect due an ally by, among other things, locating its embassy in its capital, owes to the State Department’s power to dictate US policy.

We saw that power brought to bear in 2003 with the drafting of the Roadmap.
In 2002, Bush said he would not support Palestinian statehood unless new Palestinian leaders who didn’t support terrorism took over the PA from Yasser Arafat.

Rather than take Bush’s position seriously, the State Department emptied it of all meaning.

US officials crowned Arafat’s deputy of 40 years, Mahmoud Abbas, as a reformer and peacemaker, despite the utter absence of any evidence pointing to this conclusion.

Having done so, the State Department declared that reform had been achieved. In support of that reform, they expanded US support for the PA and intensified US pressure on Israel.

Bush’s State Department was able to subvert Bush’s position because neither then secretary of state Colin Powell nor then national security adviser Condoleezza Rice supported it. Both were more than happy to pretend that the US policy toward Israel and the Palestinians had shifted toward Israel, when the opposite was the case.

We see a similar situation unfolding today with Trump.

O.K., I take back what I said about Glick being smarter than me and I’m not even sure about the quality of her sources anymore after that meltdown.

Bush and Trump HATE each other.

Their policies are not the same, their people are not the same and their outcomes are not the same.

To draw this parallel, now, while Trump is UNDOING all of Bush’s (and Obama’s) shit, is not just stupid, it ignores a reality being played out on every level of the government, apparently in full view of everybody, except Glick.

This new plan is not Bush’s plan, these are not Bush’s people executing it, and the decision maker behind it all, is a real dealmaker, not a wannabe RINO.

Back to Glick, who moves on now to contradicting herself:

While Trump has not called for new leadership, he has called for an end to Palestinian financing of terrorism. This demand will clearly not be met now that the PLO has reached a power-sharing agreement with the Hamas terrorist regime in Gaza. Every cent transferred to Gaza is a cent that supports terrorism.

Again, how blind can she be? Stop the money, stop the terrorism AND Trump is stopping the money. Not every cent of course, people have to eat, but the rivers of money out of Saudi Arabia, the other Gulf States, and even Iran, have finally been targeted, have been reduced, and will be reduced further.

This is PROOF Trump’s plan is VERY different in the all the critical ways that spell success, to everybody except Glick that is:

And yet, according to the Times account, and judging by Netanyahu’s behavior, the Trump administration is preparing a “peace plan” that will bring no peace but will harm Israel and empower the PLO.

The thing of it is that it is hard to imagine that Trump is engaged sufficiently in discussions of the issue to be aware of what is likely taking place. Bush certainly was not aware that his positions were being undermined by his advisers.

This brings us to Greenblatt and Kushner.

Whereas Rice and Powell were consummate Washington insiders whose careers were made in the bosom of the foreign-policy establishment, Greenblatt, Kushner and Friedman are all consummate outsiders. They owe the establishment nothing. Dina Powell is the only member of Trump’s team who is an establishment figure.

Trump brought in his team of outsiders to run his Middle East policy because he understood – and repeatedly remarked on the fact – that Washington’s foreign policy establishment has failed for decades to develop successful Middle East policies.

If we are to believe the Times story and heed the signals Netanyahu has sent, Kushner and Greenblatt have surrendered to the establishment and are poised to conclude a peace plan that will be substantively identical to those of the past three administrations.

This is just more rank speculation, and bad speculation. To compare how engaged Bush was to how engaged Trump is, is like comparing a warm summer breeze to a tornado. Bush was the breeze, lacking any conviction whatsoever. Trump is a tornado, he has ideas about what he wants, and if as Glick has speculated, these guys have gotten off track, he’ll get them back on.

Trump wants peace in the Middle East, and I think, to Israel’s delight, he will achieve it.

I’ll give Glick the last word, of should I say, here is a return to Glick’s irrational doom saying:

And, as a consequence, it will fail just as badly as the policies of the past three administrations.

Bannon is right that pro-Israel forces should fight to diminish the power of the Washington foreign- policy establishment – first and foremost the State Department – to empty the term pro-Israel of substance. The question is whether that fight needs to be directed at the White House or whether Trump’s team of outsiders is willing and able to stand up to that establishment and adopt a policy not based on hostility toward Israel and support for Palestinian terrorists and, therefore, not guaranteed to fail.

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Bannon-and-the-anti-Israel-establishment-514474

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The Washington Post further embarrasses themselves and the journalism profession…

 

The Washington Post further embarrasses themselves and the journalism profession…

Remember as you read these lies below from the Washington Post today – that Trump proposed the women’s leave bill currently in Congress, that his policies and tax cuts are wonderful for American families and that the WaPo and other liberal idiots would literally do anything – EVEN BETRAY THEIR OWN AGENDA – to save a LIBERAL horse’s ass like Al Franken, a bad comic and a worse politician.

Washington Post — As a feminist and the author of a book on rape culture, I could reasonably be expected to lead the calls for Al Franken to step down, following allegations that he forced his tongue down a woman’s throat, accompanied by a photo of him grinning as he moves in to grope her breasts while she sleeps. It’s disgusting. He treated a sleeping woman as a comedy prop, no more human than the contents of Carrot Top’s trunk, and I firmly believe he should suffer social and professional consequences for it.

But I don’t believe resigning from his position is the only possible consequence, or the one that’s best for American women.

Cynics on both the right and left will presume I am passing by this particular steam tray on 2017’s smorgasbord of feminist outrage because Franken is a Democrat, and so am I. (I was even his proud constituent for two years.) In the most superficial sense, this is true. But it’s meaningless to say it’s because I am a Democrat without asking why I am a Democrat. If you understand what it means to be a Democrat today — that is, why it makes sense to vote blue over red in this highly polarized political environment — you can understand why it might not make the most sense to demand Franken’s resignation, effective immediately.

Post opinion writers Ruth Marcus, Jennifer Rubin and Quinta Jurecic discuss the political implications of the allegations against Roy Moore and Sen. Al Franken.(Kate Woodsome/The Washington Post)

I am a Democrat because I am a feminist who lives under a two-party system, where one party consistently votes against the interests of women while the other sometimes does not. 

If women are gullible enough to buy this nonsense, they deserve the leaders the Democratic Party has presented them with — mostly liars and rapists.

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Trump smashes ISIL, nobody in the media notices…

Trump smashes ISIL, nobody in the media notices…

The NYT and The Washington Post lie to you everyday and everyday you don’t write about it call them and complain and/or do something to counter their lies, you become complicit in a coup against our government.

Why do I take such an extreme position?

Because for 8 years the Obama administration enabled terrorism all over the globe and the MSM covered his every fart and chin-scratch — like he was a living God – and Trump has literally smashed ISIL in just 1 year and these same publications refuse to cover it – of any of his other victories.

This is dangerous stuff folks; these newspapers are misleading the public on purpose and have been GETTING away with it. The story below is from the Associated Press and as you can tell from it’s short length, lack of background and/or perspective — is literally the LEAST they could do.

AP — Iraqi forces backed by the U.S.-led coalition retook on Friday the last town in the country that was held by the Islamic State group, more than three years after the militants stormed nearly a third of Iraqi territory, the Defense Ministry’s spokesman said.

At dawn, Iraqi military units and local tribal fighters pushed into the western neighborhoods of Rawah in western Anbar province and after just five hours of fighting, Iraqi forces retook the town, according to Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool.

Rawah, 175 miles (275 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, lies along the Euphrates River valley near the border town of Qaim that Iraqi forces retook from IS earlier this month.

U.S.-led coalition forces supported the operations to retake Rawah and Qaim with intelligence, airstrikes and advisers, coalition spokesman Ryan Dillon said.

IS fighters swept across Iraq’s north and west in the summer of 2014, capturing Iraq’s second-largest city of Mosul and advancing to the edges of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. Later that year the U.S. began a campaign of airstrikes against the militants that fueled Iraqi territorial gains, allowing the military to retake Mosul in July of this year.

All that now remains of IS-held territory in Iraq are patches of rural territory in the country’s vast western desert along the border with Syria.

IS has steadily been losing ground across the border in Syria as well where its so-called “caliphate” has basically crumbled with the loss of the city of Raqqa, the former Islamic State group’s capital, which fell to the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in October.

 

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Democratic Party Commits Suicide

Democratic Party Commits Suicide

Grassley warned them not to eliminate the filibuster. Now that they have — foolishly in pursuit of Obama administration goals that were never destined for law – they are *ucked.

Trump has ALSO warned them to compromise — and bring their ideas into his proposals.

BUT The Dimocrats are led by a woman having TIA’s (Pelosi), and Schumer, the biggest loser of all time — and boy oh boy (the Dimocrats deny boys exist anymore, LOL) is all this stupidity going to cost them as soon as 2018 gets here.

Don’t listen to these fake MSM polls literally bought and paid for by the Dim Party, Trump isn’t just winning, he’s kicking ass — and IF he gets a tax bill without the Democrats, these mid-terms and the next General elections – are going to be a slaughter for the Democrats, probably smashing the Party into pieces of local sub-parties.

I also think Trump will scrape some RINO’s off his backside, and although this will not officially change the R-D tally, it will strengthen him.

Nancy Pelosi needs to take this medical excuse and get out now, Heidi Heitkamp needs to switch parties and my Democratic friends need to stop drinking the Party narrative Kool-Aid, before they all choke on it’s poison.

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Grassley continues to fire broadsides at the Democratic Party

Grassley continues to fire broadsides at the Democratic Party

The MSM is IGNORING Senator Chuck Grassley while he sinks one Democratic Party battleship after another.

He is all over the Uranium One and Clinton Foundation scandals, but not in a superficial way like others in Washington D.C., (like the FBI), he is Grassley after all, when he grabs hold, you go down.

Years ago, he warned the Democrats not to eliminate the filibuster (they did not listen) and now — for this David Stras appointment hearing — he has decided NOT to let the Democrats substitute the Blue Slip process for those filibusters.

I love Grassley, he’s a warrior for America. This means the Democrats, who have been using the blind MSM to simultaneously blast Trump for Administration, State Department and Judicial vacancies – while aggressively blocking every appointment with every tactic available, are out of options because this Grassley move will end all that except the time scheduling procedures the Democrats are STILL using — meaning they have no substantive methods left – to block president Trump’s judicial nominees from getting to the bench.

Thank God, the conservative MOVEMENT in America must reclaim the courthouses, or risk our democracy — even further than the horrific Obama administration decision to cover for Hillary – already did.

 

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Democrats Really, Really, really plan to impeach Trump this time…

Democrats Really, Really, really plan to impeach Trump this time…

The Democratic Party is a joke right now, a total disgrace to this country. I watched a video of a Democratic Congressman grilling an admiral because he thought Guam would “Tip Over” if we put more troops there. I’m not joking, DuckDuckGo it. Googling is dangerous, they don’t give honest answers. Believe or not, Dennis Kucinich, the biggest impeacher of them all, doesn’t even agree this time. Maybe the aliens got ahold of him.

This piece is from International Business Daily, the last newspaper telling the truth in America, and it’s about another group of Democratic clowns who are planning to impeach Trump. They should really focus their energies on their districts instead of this nonsense.

From IBD — According to a list compiled by CNN, 27 Democrats have so far come out in favor of impeaching Trump. What they don’t provide is context. For 36 years, Democrats have routinely called for impeaching Republican presidents at the drop of a hat.

Here is a sampling:

On May 1, 1981, thousands of protesters marched in Washington to denounce President Reagan’s economic and social policies. The event was billed as ”Days of Resistance to Roll Back Reaganism.” (Sound familiar?) At the event, at least two speakers called for impeaching Reagan.

”Our purpose is to turn this country around,” one said. ”Getting rid of Reagan is the first step.”

In early 1983, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., said Reagan should be impeached “for incompetence.” Later that year, he called for impeaching Reagan over his military action in Grenada.

Jesse Jackson wanted Reagan impeached in 1984 for mining Nicaragua’s harbors. Texas Rep. Henry Gonzalez and six other Democrats introduced a resolution to impeach Reagan in 1987 over the Iran-Contra affair.

Gonzalez pushed to have President George H.W. Bush impeached in 1991 because of the Gulf War.

Reps. Dennis Kucinich and Robert Wexler introduced 35 articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush in 2004 that centered on the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, global warming and the 2004 elections.

Conyers filed a resolution in 2005 calling for Bush’s impeachment, and was still publicly advocating it by 2007. And Kucinich kept pushing for impeachment into Bush’s last months in office.

Yes, it’s true that Republicans in the House actually did impeach President Clinton. But that effort came only after Clinton had clearly committed perjury, not as a way to express policy differences.

 Heck, Rep. Maxine Waters — who is currently making a big stink about impeaching Trump — first called for his impeachment before Trump was inaugurated. Rep. Alan Grayson was talking up Trump’s impeachment before he’d even secured the Republican nomination.

What is newsworthy, however, is the fact that some Democrats outside the Beltway — as well as some inside the Beltway — are urging their colleagues to get a grip.

In an interview with Politico that aired online this week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel warned that the party’s monomaniacal focus on the president wasn’t doing anything to make Democrats more appealing to voters who cast ballots for Trump last November.

“We don’t talk about and fight for the middle class like we are,” he said. “We believe we’re for them, but they don’t — if they don’t hear we’re for them, then we got a problem.”

Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere said Emanuel “thinks everyone in Washington is too focused on the crazy around Trump to see what’s actually going on — and what’s not.”

Democratic leaders in the House and Senate are also at least tepidly warning their colleagues against impeachment talk. “What are the facts that you would make a case on?” Nancy Pelosi said. “If you don’t have that case, you’re just participating in hearsay.”

California Rep. Adam Schiff said that Democrats’ calls for impeachment now could “be perceived as an effort to nullify the election by other means.”

Even impeachment-happy Kucinich, who is now retired, is warning about efforts to “take down” Trump. “This is about the political process of the United States of America being under attack by intelligence agencies and individuals in those agencies,” he told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Wednesday.

“You have politicization of agencies that is resulting in leaks from anonymous, unknown people and the intention is to take down a president,” he said. “Now, this is very dangerous to America. It’s a threat to our republic. It constitutes a clear and present danger to our way of life.”

When Dennis Kucinich — who once claimed to have seen a UFO hovering over Shirley MacLaine’s house — is the Democrats’ voice of reason, you know that the party has stepped off the edge.

 

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Clarissa makes a fuss!

Clarissa makes a fuss!

The Clarissa blog has gone viral, for, of all things, posting a piece about a female business owner that no longer wants to hire females.

She’s a feminist and a liberal by her own description, sooo — I’m surprised she even recognizes gender at all. That was a low blow, sorry, ooopps, can I still say that?

Anyway, this blog piece is a riot, as an employer for many years, I can say for sure, one line in this rang true to me; I did used to think through, how to couch criticism – toward my female employees – much more carefully than I did to the men. On a sour note, I find the attribution at the end of the piece a little sketchy, so, maybe this is another Russia dossier, but even so, it’s good reading.

Here is Clarissa:

I don’t want to hire any more women.

Yes, I said it. You cringed when you read it and I cringed when I wrote it, and even more so when the thought first occurred to me. I am a woman, a feminist, a mother, and a passionate entrepreneur. I don’t just stand for equality – I have crashed the glass ceiling in every aspect of my life. I get extremely angry when I come across articles that insist there are gender differences that extend beyond physiology. I am fortunate to have had female role models who taught me through their own examples that I can accomplish absolutely anything I desire.

Over the years, I have hired outstanding women – educated, intelligent and highly articulate. Yet, I am exhausted. I have become profoundly tired of being a therapist and a babysitter, of being drawn into passive-aggressive mental games and into constantly questioning my own worth as a manager. I have had several women who quit to stay home to “figure out what to do next”. No, not to stay home and care for children, but to mooch of a husband or a boyfriend while soul searching (aka: taking a language class or learning a new inapplicable skill that could be acquired after work). Incidentally, I have not had a single male employee quit with no plan in mind.

I have had women cry in team meetings, come to my office to ask me if I still like them and create melodrama over the side of the office their desk was being placed. I am simply incapable of verbalizing enough appreciation to female employees to satiate their need for it for at least a week’s worth of work. Here is one example to explain. My receptionist was resigning and, while in tears, she told me that although she was passionate about our brand and loved the job, she could not overcome the fact that I did not thank her for her work. It really made me stop in my tracks and so I asked for an example. “Remember when I bought the pictures with butterflies to hang in the front? And you just came and said ‘thank you’? That is a perfect example!” – “Wait”, I said, “So, I did thank you then?” – “Yes! But you did not elaborate on what exactly you liked about them! Why didn’t you?” She had bought them with the company credit card and I actually did not like them at all, but I digress.

I have developed a different approach for offering constructive criticism to male and female employees. When I have something to say to one of the men, I just say it! I don’t think it through – I simply spit it out, we have a brief discussion and we move on. They even frequently thank me for the feedback! Not so fast with my female staff. I plan, I prepare, I think, I run it through my business partner and then I think again. I start with a lot of positive feedback before I feel that I have cushioned my one small negative comment sufficiently, yet it is rarely enough. We talk forever, dissect every little piece of it, and then come back to the topic time and time again in the future. And I also have to confirm that I still like them – again and again, and again.

I am also yet to have a single male employee come to my office to give me dirt on a co-worker or share an awkward gossip-like story. My female employees though? Every. single. one.

When I opened my company, I was excited for many reasons. One of them was wanting to make it an amazing place for women to build their careers. After all, we were two women, both mothers with very small children, opening a company in a very competitive industry. I was going to celebrate the achievements of my female hires, encourage them to find their voices, celebrate their pregnancies and year-long maternity leaves, be understanding and accommodating when they would have to juggle work/daycare/school schedules. Yet, I had no idea that the problems women faced in their workplace were often far removed from the typical inequalities feminism continues to address. It is not men who sabotage women and stump their career growth – it is women themselves!

What is at the root of the problem? Lack of confidence? Wrong upbringing? What am I not seeing? Is there something else I should be doing as a manager? I welcome your comments, as I secretly continue placing the resumes of female applicants into the “call later” folder.

The post was written by a guest blogger but the veracity of every aspect of the story has been verified by Blogger Clarissa.

 

 

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