20171231

Joe Mantegna reacts to journalist's smear of New Year's "Rose Parade" being led by patriot, Gary Sinise

Veterans advocates, Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna, have co-
hosted PBS' Nat'l Memorial Day Concert the past 12 years

Joseph Mantegna and Gary Sinise are two of Hollywood's greatest patriots. In addition to hosting PBS' National Memorial Day Concert broadcast for longer than a decade, they are advocates for American service-members and veterans. The Los Angeles Press Club presented Mr. Mantegna with their 2015 Visionary Award for using his "high-profile status to make the world a better place and to spread information about issues of freedom and importance."

















Mr. Mantegna serves as Honorary Chairman for the Salute to Hospitalized Veterans. He has helped raise millions of dollars for various charities, including autism, as parent of an autistic daughter. Gary Sinise also performs work to benefit both active-duty and veteran US service-members.




US Air Force Band marches in New Year's Rose Parade
New Year's Day is one of America's most patriotic national holidays. Six college football bowl games will have been played during this weekend. The Rose Bowl is preceded by The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. Monday's parade again commences with a fly-over by a USAF B-2 Spirit bomber.



Two of the 22 marching bands in Monday's parade represent America's military service-members: The U.S. Marines Drum and Bugle Corps, and the U.S. Marines West Coast Composite Band.

Gary Sinise accepts Parade's appointment as Grand Marshal
The theme of this New Years' Rose Parade is "Making a Difference."  On October 30th, Pres. Lance Tibbet, in announcing the Tournament of Roses' selection of Gary Sinise to be the 2018 Parade's Grand Marshal, described Making a Difference as "a way to honor and celebrate all of the people in our communities, who quietly and without desire for reward or recognition, act in selfless, generous and kind ways to aid or benefit others. Gary Sinise is absolutely one of those people. Gary’s humanitarian work with our defenders, veterans, first responders and their families over the years, embodies our theme to the fullest.”

Journalist, Dennis Romero, wrote article
disparaging Gary Sinise (photo: Aaron Salcido
at his 1/2016 Zocalo/ Getty Open Art interview) 
The day after this appointment was announced, Dennis Romero, a staff reporter at the L.A. Weekly, created an article to condemn Mr. Sinise - "Rose Parade Criticized for Choosing Gary Sinise as Grand Marshal."



"But some critics are concerned that this could be a divisive choice. Sinise is a founder of a conservative group that gave early voice to then-presidential contender Donald Trump, who is now historically unpopular in California. . . . "It's not a good look for the city of Pasadena," says Maria Teresa Borden of the pro-immigrant group Indivisble Highland Park. "This is a region understood to be friendly to immigrants for centuries." 
The next day, Stephen Kruiser, writing in PJ Media, reviewed Mr. Romero's piece: 
Writer, Stephen Kruiser


"... the article is one long tantrum about President Trump that they are trying to make stick to Sinise. To say it's reaching would redefine understatement. The only actual fact about Sinise that the author points to involves him disagreeing with then-candidate Trump over his remarks about John McCain. Once mostly crypto-fascists, the American Left is letting its totalitarian, freak-flag fly more and more these days. The people who are making a stink about Sinise want to publicly condemn someone who has a connection (that is tenuous at best) to people who might have voted for Donald Trump last year. It's a kangaroo court of public opinion."


On December 3rd, Joe Mantegna came with his autistic daughter, Mia, to the L.A. Press Club's National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards to honor Sesame Street's co-founders - who added an autistic character to the show.

Mr. Mantegna was surprised to learn of Mr. Romero's stirring-up of animus for Mr. Sinise and the Rose Parade. Watch this DemoCast exclusive video interview to hear his reaction:

Stephen Kruiser summed up: "One would be hard pressed to find a prominent voice to speak ill of Gary Sinise. Google "Gary Sinise well respected" and you'll find a lot of mainstream media sources singing his praises. Using him as a vehicle to act out because they still haven't learned to emotionally deal with last year's election is yet another low for the "tolerant" liberal crowd."

Even Rush Limbaugh chimed in on Mr. Romero's hit-piece on the Rose Parade's appointment of Mr. Sinise. “This year’s theme is ‘making a difference.’ Sinise was cited for being a humanitarian and donating time and cash to veterans. They’re mounting an effort to deny Gary Sinise the opportunity to be the grand marshal of the 129th Rose Parade simply because he is supposedly a conservative."






20171219

British-Israeli survivor of Palestinian terror campaigns to end incentivizing Muslim hate and violence

Kay Wilson featured in UK Daily Mail article
On December 18, 2010, Anglo-Israeli pianist, Kay Wilson was giving a tour to visiting Texas Christian, Kristine Luken, 46, of a Judean Hills hiking trail. Muslim men attacked them with knives, slaying Ms. Luken and leaving Ms. Wilson for dead. Ms. Wilson's story of survival during the holiday of Chanukah is nothing short of miraculous.



Texan, Kristine Luken was
slain by Palestinians thinking
that she was Jewish
Last December, Kay Wilson was traveling through the Los Angeles airport site of a Muslim limo-driver's


attempted massacre at the El Al Airlines check-in desk only 10-months after the terror of Sept. 11, 2001. Six people survived being shot or stabbed, but 2 Israeli-Americans were murdered

In this video interview,  Ms. Wilson shares her story and aim of ending Western taxpayer money being paid to the Palestinian governments who offer encourage incentive pensions for terrorism acts against Jews. Kristine, Kay says, was murdered because the Muslims presumed that she was Jewish.



On December 18th, the anniversary of her assault, yesterday, she published the following message from her home in Israel's capital city, Jerusalem:

Kay Wilson addresses young people on public diplomacy
"Seven years ago today, under knife point in a forest in Israel, I learned things they don't teach in college. I am privileged to share what I have learned, (here with a group of young people training to be ambassadors for Israel) and with you now.

1) Until tragedy struck I was oblivious just how fragile life is. Yes, I paid it lip service but had not absorbed it. Now I am fully cognizant that today may be my last day alive.


2) The terror attack revealed that up until then, I thought life was all about me. I mean, terrorism happens to others, but it could never happen to me.

20171218

'Feminist' Linda Sarsour bullied, blackballed Muslima employee - reveals victim of Palestinian sex-abuser in her Arab-American Assoc. building

Linda Sarsour, the anti-Israel activist who helped spearhead the Women's March in Washington earlier this year, allegedly enabled a Muslim neighbor's sexual assaulting and harassment of a woman who worked for her- in a report quoted by Fox News. Allegations of groping and unwanted touching were brought to Sarsour's attention during her time as executive director of the Arab American Association in New York City.
Linda Sarsour (in pink hijab) and fellow gun-control activists participate in a march beginning at the headquarters of the National Rifle Association in Fairfax, Virginia in July, 2017. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images wALL sT. jOURNAL)
"Linda Sarsour Accused of Enabling Sexual Assault Against Woman who Worked for Her" by Benny Johnson in The Daily Caller, Dec 17, 2017  
The inspiration behind the Women’s March on D.C., Linda Sarsour, has been accused of enabling the alleged sexual assault and harassment of a woman who worked for the feminist activist, according to the victim and two sources directly familiar with the matter.


Allegations of groping and unwanted touching were allegedly brought to Sarsour during her time as executive director of the Arab American Association. In response, Sarsour, a self-proclaimed champion of women, attacked the woman bringing the allegations, often threatening and body-shaming her, these sources alleged. The most serious allegations were dismissed, Asmi Fathelbab, the alleged victim told The Daily Caller, because the accused (Palestinian emigrant, Majed Seif) was a “good Muslim” who was “always at the Mosque.” 
Photo from Mr. Majed Seif's Facebook album (prior to erasure this morning)
Linda Sarsour's parents and husband were raised in Al-Bireh
“She oversaw an environment unsafe and abusive to women,” said Fathelbab, a former employee at the Arab American Association. “Women who put [Sarsour] on a pedestal for women’s rights and empowerment deserve to know how she really treats us.” 
“It’s always going to be the woman’s fault over there,” she alleges. “And Sarsour was there to protect the men. She’s not for other women. The only women she’s for is for herself.”
Ms. Asmi Fathelbab (Facebook photo) 
“She told me I’d never work in NYC ever again for as long as she lived,” Asmi says. “She’s kept her word.  
She had me fired from other jobs when she found out where I worked. She has kept me from obtaining any sort of steady employment for almost a decade.” 
Two people who knew Fathelbab during her time at the Arab American Association spoke with TheDC on condition of anonymity. Both corroborate her story, recalling that Asmi would return “emotionally distressed and in a panic” from work, often describing it as an “unsafe” work environment.
Another New York political insider, who has worked professionally with the Arab American Association for over a decade, says this is not the first time they have heard a complaint like this. 
“Sarsour is only a feminist outwardly,” the insider said on the condition of anonymity, due to the source’s current political position. “Her interactions toward women in that building were atrocious. She would protect the patriarchy and in return they would promote her.”  
Fathelbab career has never recovered, however, after her nightmare at the Arab American Association.
“Just wait until more people start to talk,” she says. “Sarsour is no champion of women. She is an abuser of them.”