The SORKIN REPORT is back (that means that I’m back) from a short vacation which we used to re-charge the batteries. As you know by now all of the comments and opinions I write are my own except in cases where I credit the comments to those who made them. Our staff is much smaller than most media sources so that the outsources must be used. First, a comment or three about the 2016 election which I hope will bring to a crushing halt the downward slide we have been in for the past six years. An observation about the heiress apparent of the Dempcratic party, what’s her name? In case you haven’t read the USA TODAY article of Saturday Aug. 1st, here’s a short version of it. The Clintons who file a joint tax return showed that they earned slightly over 28 million in 2014 and 27 million in 2013. They said that they donated 15 million to charities since 2007 but you should also know that of the 15 million 14.8 million went to the CLINTON FAMILY FOUNDATION which in many cases uses the money for the personal use of the Clintons when they fly on political trips and other personal meetings. Incidentally, in one of her speeches Mrs. Clinton said “they want to give me another tax break I don’t need instead of putting middle class families first”. But what the Clintons did do is take that 15 million tax deduction while Mrs. Clinton allegedly paid $600 for a haircut, that does not seem to quite be in the realm of the middle class families she says she is so worried about. If you believe her I have a beautiful bridge for sale, call me. GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA my home and the home of THE SORKIN REPORT!!!
I, the SORKIN REPORT cry today not for myself but for the whole world. Nine wonderful church going believers in a supreme being in their place of worship were gunned down, murdered, for only one reason, they were Black. These fathers and mothers and children and their own dynamic Pastor who shared himself with both the religious and secular world as he represented his district in the S.C. legislature, their deaths was an abomination to all. All struck down simply because they were Black. My heart and mind turn directly to the distressing parallel between the shooting today in Charlestown with the almost daily anti-semitic attacks of violence on Jews simply because they are Jews. Does it matter that the killings of Jews was done in Paris or that the killings of Blacks was done in Charlestown, S.C.? It does not, the world has reached the brink of insanity because there is not one single leader in this world of SEVEN BILLION who has the guts and strength to call a halt to this craziness. Anti-Semitism against Jews has risen 21% from 2013 through 2014 here in this wonderful country of ours the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. I dare to say that the violent acts against Blacks has also risen to new heights. The resemblances are appalling for what it shows is that we are all vulnerable, it is time to STOP the KILLING !!!NOW. I quote from the great American writer, humorist and wonderful human being MARK TWAIN who said in 1899——“All things are mortal but the Jew, all other forces pass, but he remains”. Also, Count Leo Tolstoy, the famous author of “War and Peace” who wrote in 1908——-“He who has been for so long the Guardian of Prophesy and has transmitted it to the rest of the world. Such a nation CANNOT BE DESTROYED. The Jew is as everlasting as Eternity itself. ‘I truly believe that Blacks and Jews and all people of good conscience and good faith will someday live in harmony, not only here in my home the WONDERFUL UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, but also all over the world. We have been torn asunder into a nation of pieces instead of as Pres. Woodrow Wilson proclaimed in 1915, ‘A man who thinks of himself as belonging to a particular national group in America has not yet become an American. “Let us again, together strive for the AMERICA we love best, “one nation under GOD with liberty and justice for ALL.” GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA MY HOME!!!! Please pass this SORKIN REPORT to a friend.
I sometimes wonder how in this world did the newspaper owners, editors, writers, typesetters (all one man or woman incidentally) carry on to produce a paper in towns like Wild City Montana, or River Bluff Wyoming with guns going off all over the town (as they still do today). Why the heck did they continue to do it. The reason of course is they HAD TO. They weren’t forced by any law to do it, they weren’t forced by some “progressive” movement to do it, they JUST had to do it. I find that in writing the SORKIN REPORT since June 2012, even in its spasmodic issues it is something that I must do. True, the SORKIN REPORT is just maybe 5-10% news and then 90-95% MY OPINION. The feedback from our readers and our MAN IN THE STREET segment are mostly good comments and so “we” labor on. “We” darn well know that we are not changing laws, but maybe we’re giving someone an idea or a thought about changing a law to make a better life. But then when I look around and read the comments of our elected and appointed officials I get the idea that most of them can’t think their way out a wet paper bag. Fraud, thievery, chicanery, they do them all. I say that 95% of them do it for personal aggrandizement or for the better known reason, money in their pocket. I say that the 95% of them do it for PARTY, NOT FOR COUNTRY when it comes to a vote when those two venues are involved. When will it change, I don’t know, will it EVER change, I don’t think so. Since man/woman was tempted by the snake it has been going on, until someone kills the snake I believe it will continue. But I’m going to keep writing! GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, MY HOME! Please pass this SORKIN REPORT on.
I used to think that the U.S. was very good in it’s real estate deals particularly when I looked at 3 of our transactions that I think were absolutely great! First of my 3 top R.E. victories was the 1803 Louisiana Purchase where we bought 828,000 sq. miles of territory for 15 million, which means we paid about .03/acre. Not a bad deal. My second good deal was the 1853 Gadsden purchase where we paid just 10 million for 29,670 sq. miles of expanse which became part of Arizona and New Mexico. However, as with many R. E. deals there were and still are problems and whereas clauses which will probably go on for another 100 years. The third purchase was the biggest granddaddy of them all. In 1867 we bought 586,412 sq. miles of what turned out to be Alaska. The price was a paltry $7,200,000 and here again there were dozens of whereas clauses. So far we have taken billions of dollars of gold and other minerals, and millions of gallons of oil from the land and millions of dollars of fish from the seas around Alaska. All for about .02/acre.
And now comes the other side of the trade done under the Obama transparency method where we are preparing under the Chicago Community Organizer, known as YOUR president B.HUSSEIN OBAMA, to capitulate to that tower of honesty and integrity, IRAN, which hasn’t kept it’s word or treaty since they began signing treaties. It’s huge hidden underground centrifuge bomb producing plants are still concealed and NOT discussed in Obama’s hearing. And now Cuba comes into the picture of friendship of B. HUSSEIN OBAMA where it brings in her most public love of the U.S. by still supplying a safe hideout for the convicted U.S. cop killer, Joanne Chesimard who escaped from a U.S. prison in 1979 and was granted asylum by Cuba and has been living there since the 1980s. Another U.S. cop killer living in safe Cuba is the little known Charlie Hill. Also, Fidel and Raul have killed thousands of their own people and caused the deaths of hundreds who drowned while trying to flee from Cuba. Also Cuba is a staunch friend of No. Korea and is accused of sending weapons of all types to Pyongyang. What else is there about the B. HUSSEIN OBAMA deal? The cost to the U.S. is the loss of power in the world arena, the loss of being recognized as the guardian of the defenseless, the friend and helpmate to all who needed us, the refuge of millions who have luckily escaped from their totalitarian rulers, the haven to all those who want only want what we have here in the wonderful U.S., the 1941 manifesto, freedom of speech and religion, freedom from want and fear. In other words, in my opinion as Editor, among other titles that I have with the SORKIN REPORT, we have possibly given away FOR FREE under the reign of B. HUSSEIN OBAMA the greatest country that the world has ever known. And why wouldn’t the U.S. give away the store to Iran when Valerie June Bowman Jarrett who was born in Shiraz, Iran to a communist family and was raised as a communist and is the strong right hand of B.HUSSEIN OBAMA and in some circles she is said to be the real power in the White House. Ms. Jarrett still has many friends including high ranking clerics in Iran so let’s give Iran the whole planet. Let us pray and for the agnostics and the atheists let us hope that there is still time and effort to rescue and reclaim the fabulous UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, MY HOME!!! Please pass this SORKIN REPORT on!
In the poll completed Sunday 4-5-15, the SORKIN REPORT and it’s ‘Man In The Street’ ancillary have found the following results. On the question of name the 3 WORST presidents in U.S. history we are using only those who gathered the top 3 spots. Pres. b. HUSSEIN Obama was named by 73% of respondents as the WORST PRESIDENT in U.S. history. Pres. Jimmy Carter was named as second WORST president with 16% and President James Buchanan gaining the third spot with 11%. We are now in the process of compiling our answer to the one question of “do you think the Obama-Iran NUCLEAR BOMB agreement is good for the U.S. or bad for the U.S.”? Because of our relatively small staff we will not have the results available until about 4-20-15 which will also enable us to have a better understanding of the still to be examined by CONGRESS agreement. GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA my home!!! Please pass this SORKIN REPORT on. Written 4-6-15 posted 4-8-15.
THE SORKIN REPORT 8:20 PM 3-8-15
In the SORKIN REPORT of 3-3-15, NETANYAHU TELLS THE TRUTH, we stated that we would name all of the SEN. and REPS. who refused to attend the NETANYAHU speech. Here is the list, see if your SEN. or REP. is named. The SEN. list: Al Franken, MN; Tim Kaine, VA.; Pat Leahy, VT.; Bernie Sanders, VT.; Brian Schatz, HI.; Martin Heinrich, NM.; Elizabeth Warren, MA.; Sheldon Whitehouse, RI. The REP. list: Karen Bass, CA.; Earl Blumenauer, OR.; Corrine Brown, FL.; G.K. Butlerfield, NC.; Lois Capps, CA.; Andre Carson, IN.; Katherine Clark, MA.; Lacy Clay, MO.; Emanuel Cleaver, MO.; James Clyburn, SC.; Steve Cohen, TN.; Bonnie Watson Coleman, NJ.; John Conyers, MI.; Danny Davis, IL.; Peter De Fazio, OR.; Diana DeGEtte, CO.; Lloyd Doggett, TX.; Donna Edwards, MD.; Keith Ellison, MN.; Chaka Fattah, PA.; Marcia Fudge, OH,; Raul Grijalva, AZ.; Luis Gutierrez, IL.; Denny Heck, WA,; Ruben Hinojosa, TX.; Eddie Bernice, Johnson, TX.; Mary Kaptur, OH.; Rick Larsen, WA.; Barbara Lee, CA.; John Lewis, GA.; Zoe Lofgren, CA.; Betty McCollum, MN.; Jim McDermott, WA.; Jim McGovern, MA.; Jerry McNerney, CA.; Gregory Meeks, NY.; Gwen Moore, WI.; Eleanor Holmes Norton, DC.; Beto O’Rourke, TX.; Chellie Pingree, ME.; David Price, NC,; Charles Rangel, NY.; Cedric Richmond, LA.; John Schakowsky, IL.; Bennie Thompson, MS.; Mike Thompson, CA.; John Yarmuth, KY. That is the list. God Bless The United States of America, my home and the MOTTO OF THE SORKIN REPORT!!!!
THE SORKIN REPORT 7:20 PM 3-3-15
In an attempt to give the opinion of the SORKIN REPORT regarding the speech earlier today of PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU of ISRAEL we have called on a few of our volunteer correspondents “stationed around the world”.
One of the first questions we ask and answer is why members of CONGRESS both in the HOUSE and in the SENATE did not attend the speech. It appears to us that it is very much like 10 year olds playing in the school yard. They seem to be saying unless you play by my rules, I’m going to take my basketball and go home.
The members of CONGRESS owe their constituents the debt of their going to see and hear the speech of the country that they say in their campaign rhetoric that ISRAEL is our greatest ally and the ONLY DEMOCRACY in the MID-EAST. Yet they refuse to go to listen to NETANYAHU’S speech. They, in my opinion, abrogate their responsibility to their constituents by not going to personally listen to the speech. How can they make an objective opinion without having heard the speech directly. Newspaper, TV and radio accounts do not do the speech justice.
In answer to the question of what is the alternative to the proposed IRANIAN “PEACE” proposal being offered by the White House that is not for public pronouncement as the White House and it’s third or fourth sec. of defense states when it says when and where we will attack ISIS. Our military leaders who are “on the ground” leading our combat forces are the ones who should determine when and where we should attack, not a pencil pusher and campaign fundraiser for the White House who is now given the job of making these decisions.
We will list the names of ALL of the members of CONGRESS who refused to attend the NETANYAHU speech in the CHAMBER. We do not question their loyalty to the US or to their constituents. We do however question their true motives. Their true motives SHOULD BE COUNTRY OVER PARTY. GOD BLESS THE USA. MY HOME!!!
1:00 PM Tuesday 1-20-15 – HOORAY for the SORKIN REPORT. Last night 1-19-15, I wrote the accompanying SORKIN REPORT called RADICAL ISLAM. Today 1-20-15 one of my favorite newspapers, Investors Business Daily is running a cartoon in 12 panels trying to get Pres. B. Hussein Obama to say RADICAL ISLAM exactly as I am trying to do in this SORKIN REPORT. 10:30 PM Monday 1-19-15 How cheap is talk or maybe the question should be how many words are there in the American (English) language; so there are certainly enough to say RADICAL ISLAM, yet our Pres. Obama never utters these words nor does he ALLOW ANY of his appointees or staff to utter them, why—-I don’t know. Maybe you do. According to the estimate of the GLOBAL LANGUAGE MONITOR as of 1-1-14 there were 1,025,110 words in the American (English) language. From that number why can’t Pres. Obama find 2 words that say RADICAL ISLAM in his manner of describing the murderers who stalk the world? France with a population of about 60 million has approximately 8 million Muslims in the country. No one can count the good versus the bad among them but where are the IMAMS to stand up and cry out to stop these indiscriminate killings. France will be the first European nation to capitulate to the evil of these terrorists for 2 reasons. Number 1, the statements by the killers of their desire and plan to take over the world and second because even today the weakness of France. This is a war, this is not a verbal debate or a Hyde Park harangue -this is a battle for a sane world. It is hoped that after the killing of 17 Frenchmen and women Paris and Europe and the world will realize we are at war. Wars cannot be won with a good defense as France should have learned from the uselessness of her WWII Maginot Line which became an expensive liability helping to lead to the fall of France. Wars are won by a strong OFFENSE which means that the best defense is a STRONG OFFENSE. Pres. Obama has been cutting down our armed forces since he installed as Secy. of Defense Leon Panetta, a pencil pushing accountant who was given the job to begin cutting our military. He was followed by Chuck Hagel who was given the same instructions, cut down the size and fighting capacity of all branches of our combat forces. Let us hope and pray that we will still be strong enough to utterly destroy the TERRORIST gangs where they live before they attack us again as they did on 9-11-01 and in Benghazi and in 50 other locales around the world. GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA MY HOME!!!!!
As I write this, I look at the title and I think someone else or some organization uses it about a horrible disease. For many years I have said that the world’s “greatest” killer is not cancer or heart disease or anything else but LONELINESS! Loneliness may not show the ravages of physical pain or the diminishing of mental capacity, but let me assure you it is there. It is brought to mind every day for the millions who face barren four walls , or less , or walk around hands sunk in their pockets as they try to cope with the feelings of no feeling. Loneliness cannot be cured by saying hooray for VETERANS DAY and giving away a free meal as Applebees does or a free cup of coffee as Starbucks does or as a local I-Hop does by making a real holiday of Thanksgiving for those who have very little to be thankful for. I’m going to call a couple of Congressmen and Senators and urge them to try to create a NEW day, an ANTI-LONELIESS DAY, just like Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day, and Presidents Day and many of the silly DAYS which have come into being in recent years to clog up the calendar, all to make another Once Yearly Sale Day about thirty times a year. There is however going to be a difference in my proposed ANTI-LONELINESS DAY, it’s going to be an EVERY DAY ANTI-LONELINESS DAY! Don’t pass up an opportunity to say hello to someone whose eyes are the only tell-tale signs of loneliness, if you’ve got an empty chair and a full pot why not fill up the chair and help empty the pot? Look around, listen when you’re out with friends or relatives, I’m betting (and I’m not a betting man) that there is someone out there not too far away who could use some of the only known antidote for loneliness, a FRIEND. P.S. I am one of the very blessed who is not lonely because I am surrounded by MY CHILDREN, and GRANDCHILDREN and a PARTICULAR FRIEND all of which makes me think of a Verdi opera I LOMBARDI, in which the leading tenor sings “THERE CAN BE NO HAPPIER MORTAL ON EARTH THAN ME”!
To the media which has made a Mt. Everest out of a tiny mole hill regarding the 1000 acres of West Bank that ISRAEL has re-claimed. My figures in this SORKIN REPORT will put the truth and facts in the honest story. The group which includes ——– if you think that your media outlet belongs in the blank I have left for you, please insert it now. If you think that your anti-Israel news reports and anti-Israel diatribes belong in the blank I am leaving for you ———- please insert it now. And now to the ACTUAL TRUE FACTS regarding today’s (9-1-14) report of Israel reclaiming 1000 acres of it’s rightfully owned land. To the layman who might not be familiar with the conversion table of acres to sq. miles, I’ve done the figuring of the almost perfect acre vs sq. miles. The answer is 1000 acres equals 1.56 sq. miles, therefore go outside your office or home and look at what 1.56 sq. miles actually looks like. It’s out to the grocery store and back. I’m using the small N.J. town of North Haledon as my model and it comes to 1/2 the size of the entire town of North Haledon. Therefore, using the same math, the size of the 23 Arab States (including their calculation of including “Palestine” as a member state) comprise approximately 5.4 million sq. miles which is 67 times the size of Israel. Israel comprises 8,019 sq. miles, slightly smaller than the state of New Jersey which comprises 8,723 sq. miles. Since 3-22-45, when the League of Arab States was formed those 23 Arab States have held captive their brethren as captives in horrible tent camps in order to attempt to gain world sympathy for those captives, who are being held by their own brothers, the 23 Arab States. Why don’t the 23 RICH WITH LAND BROTHERS give 1.56 sq.miles or maybe even a few thousand more sq. miles from those 5.4 MILLION sq.miles they control. The U.N. which has not been able to do anything constructive except to eat up American tax payer dollars, which we have contributed to keep that failing falling mission from collapsing, has joined the anti-Israel parade as it’s contribution to world peace, progress, and prosperity. My wish for years as I have indicated in my writings and comments has been for the useless U.N. to close up and go home, each legation to it’s own ghetto in their own country where they will suffer the same indignities and vileness as the rest of their population. The media has formed an armed camp against Israel with their finger on the trigger for the re-claiming of 1000 acres, 1.56 sq. miles, of THEIR OWN GOD GIVEN LAND. And your President who called Israel his closest ally and swore to be at their side at ALL times, but oh that was election time, and so far he has not even said a word to help. But consider that he has stated that he does not even have a plan to fight the headchopping ISIS in Syria or Iraq or where we’ve again lost our embassy in Libya to terrorists while he continues to reign. Good people, GOOD LORD, pick a new world leader. The U.S.A. certainly does not have one to lead us back from the brink of world anarchy and devastation. GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA MY HOME!!!!!! Please pass this SORKIN REPORT on.