Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."

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Richard Lawrence Cohen

You're right. Israel is the point man of Western civilization, fighting for France and Germany and the Netherlands and those countries don't know it. The sight of a grinning Ahmadinejad in today's NYT, demanding an end to Israeli attacks, is a surreal joke. A modern-day Hitler -- the analogy is not exaggerated, and does not concern only the Jews -- using the rhetoric of peace to further his dreams of extermination.

Charlie (Colorado)


Linked on YARGB and I'm sending it to some others.


I think these countries you speak of, Richard- do know it. Are they so stupid after dealing w/events of their own w/Islamofacists?

Yet, they are calling up/down and black/white... this is one thing about the Liberal brain i can't wrap my own around- the efficacy of Liberals to inter-change words that detour meaning off the beaten path of reality.

I find it impressive to see many Right-winged sites claiming to be ~A friend of Israel~ or flying the Israeli flag in support of their struggles/Life.


"I find it impressive to see many Right-winged sites claiming to be ~A friend of Israel~ or flying the Israeli flag in support of their struggles/Life."
I find it utterly baffling that left-wing sites don't.
A tiny nation fighting for it's life against an enemy sworn to destroy it doesn't deserve support? Where are the values that once illuminated the Left?


"and it's already been proven that nothing is gained by restraint, you might as well try to do as much damage as you can while you can." - Gottlieb

Remarkable volte face from all the "rainbow coalition" rhapsodics.

So duplicitous. So J*wish.


Amba sheds her ambivalence... as well she should.

Why are all the calls for ceasefires made to Israel and not to Hezbollah? There are two different possibilities and perversely, they're probably both true at the same time.

One, a deep prejudice against Israel that blinds people to the offenses committed against it.

Two, an unspoken acknowledgment that Israel is the more civilized of the two and that a call to Hezbollah for restraint is a total waste of time.

Allen Khodabash

A great, great post.

But I don't see how this war can be won without taking it to Tehran -- in a little way or a big way.

Maybe we'll get lucky and the Iranians will put a foot wrong.

Anyway, the myth of land for peace has been shattered forever. This is a war of extermination on the Islamic side. We must fight back or, as you say, accept a future of dhimmitude.


There's no question that Nasrallah et al want the complete destruction of Israel and of the West in general. However, it doesn't necessarily follow from there that Israel's response is the correct one. Have we stopped al-Quaida by invading Iraq? Has terrorism diminished or grown as a result of our actions?

How many Lebanese children will grow up hating Israel not merely out of general anti-semitism, but because Israel killed their parents or siblings?

The strongest, most obvious approach isn't always the best one.


Refusing to pay sharecropper's rent in human lives, Israel has now become a holy terror -Gottleib

I LOVE this analogy!!!! As these whackos continue to ?pake with a stick" it is imperative that they are soundly smacked down and kicked from the schoolyard. It is dis-heartening that innocents must be victimized in it .... but it imperative to the survival of Isreal and Europe and ... and .... and .... the same countries that are cowering now also cowered with Hitler .... and obviously learned ......NOTHING.

 a concerned citizen

All of you armchair zionists need to move to Israel. A point of clarification, Lebanon is a democratic, Christian country. If you love Israel so much why don't you move there!

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