"The problem here is a totalitarian uniformity, a cult-like mentality such that even allies are enemies if they fail to follow the Exact Party Line. " - Phyllis Chesler

Friday, January 29, 2010

Jewish Myth Busting Day Two

Yesterday I tackled the idea and idiocy of many pseudo-conservatives about their soft antisemitism related to money lending. I thought I'd keep on the topic of myth-busting and present these two videos. Don't forget to check out the hat tip.





Hat Tip My Jewish Learning

Thursday, January 28, 2010

For The Asshats From Twitter Who Troll

Today there was a tweet from someone I formerly followed but decided to block. It was a quote about how lending money was evil. I'm paraphrasing of course. The quote was from Washington. I found the quote rather shocking. Although it wasn't outright antisemitism, the idea behind the words often are. And while I didn't think that tweeter was antisemitic nor meant it that way I pointed it out.

What I found not only ironic but hypocritical are the rants and anger from many of my followers who are Christians and who feel that progressives are anti-Christian but when pointed out that they might actually be participating in a similar act, which they claim is horrible when done upon them, they don't act humbly, but in anger and then attack my character, sending their followers to yell at me, or what we call trolling. Very Alinsky.

And I won't stand for it. I have always stood on principle. At 38 I've grown used to the consequences of that way of life and it ain't gonna change now!

So for the asshats that don't seem to understand that tweeting that we shouldn't be in the business of money lending/borrowing has antisemitic tones and that there is a better way to express the thought you were attempting to tweet BUT DIDN'T communicate properly here is just one source that explains why.

Read and learn PULEASE!

The same was true during the Middle Ages, long before anybody acknowledged the fact of the time value of money. Feudal lords, for example, needed money to plant their crops, at a season when they might not have much cash on hand. At the same period of time, Jews were generally not permitted to own or work the land, which was really the only way to support a family back then. With regret, Jews often turned to the practice of lending money to gentiles on interest. The Torah permitted the practice, but Jewish money lenders knew that their business was viewed as less than noble. Moreover, the practice of money lending often cast Jews in a bad light, in the eyes of their Christian neighbors. Too many times in our history, Jewish people were persecuted, even murdered or expelled from their homes, when the Christians to whom they lent money could not repay the loans. Even more often, when wealthy medieval lords faced an economic crunch, they continued to live high on the hog, while their serfs suffered. When the poor workers would begin to rebel, they would be told not to blame the wealthy Christian land owners, but rather that the fault rested with supposedly greedy Jewish money lenders. Inevitably, a pogrom would ensue, as understandably angry serfs, their rage displaced, would attack the Jewish village. Tragically, these violent outbreaks of anti-Semitism were not isolated and did not end in the pre-modern era. Hitler, too, utilized calumnies against Jewish bankers to stir up anti-Semitism among his people and to justify genocide.
http://www.beth-elsa.org/bb031105.htm

Cat-aclysmic Scenes On A Daily Basis






Wednesday, January 27, 2010

MARINES INVADE HAITI!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I Remember Emily

Three years ago today I lost my precious Emily. I originally wrote about her at the link given. You can see pictures of my silly gray girl. I think about her often although the thoughts are less sad and sometimes less strong. I learned alot while having to say goodbye to her. Each year I light a candle on the day she passed in remembrance of her life and love she gave to me and Oliva.

Remember to love your fur babies.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

What A True Partner Is

The True Partner

I swear I've always believed in this. Sadly when I was in relationships in the past it was always the man the didn't understand this concept. The minute there were disagreements I would hear, "it shouldn't be like this" or "it shouldn't be this hard."  The first sign of an argument, something that needed to be worked out...balked and walked.

Turns out I was right. And you know what? I'm looking for what this Rabbi talks about, for me.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Do I Make You Proud?

Maybe this is hokey...or I'm just hormonal but this video reminds me of my own life. For so long I chased things I thought I was supposed to be chasing. To please who? Parents? Friends? The people I passed on the street? Trying to fit in.  Only since my mid-thirties I started to allow myself to just be me. It's a process. Some days I don't get there but mostly I do. I'm finally living my dreams. The work I do doesn't feel like work. Only joy.  I only wish I had more of it. Times are economically tough for most, myself included. Twitter, believe it or not helped me feel so much less isolated. Through that social medium I was able to find other like-minded folks, who are independent thinkers, do not "go with the flow" of mob rule...renegades or otherwise formerly called "trouble makers." There's a lot of us. The ruse is up!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Proud Teabagger

There's a lot of muss and fuss about this term. Some are saying it is a homosexual act...nonsense, and the left is using it to denigrate the right or right-leaning as in my case.

I'm not the least bit insulted.

See Teabagger as defined currently by Urban Dictionary. But you can see this is a bit like Wikipedia where you can add or subtract as a pathetic attempt to shit upon FOX news is used as some sort of factual definition on the page.

Let me tell you something, the best way to empower any person is to own the "offending" word.

I'm a proud ball-eater of any shithead, left or right that tries to tell me I must think a certain way, work for another person's benefit rather than my own, work for free, less, pay a fee for not buying insurance etc etc...

Come at me with your dogma and I'll eat your balls for dessert!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Finally! I Saw This In My Neighborhood Today.





The plates are Pennsylvania. I also saw another car the same day on Long Island with stickers that said "Don't blame me. I voted for Palin."

Friday, January 15, 2010

Hell In Haiti

I'm not even going to pretend I know that much about Haiti. Before the earthquake I knew that it was the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere rife with corruption. I know that there is a large Haitian community in Brooklyn and that community is in a bad neighborhood.


I've been retweeting a lot of tweets from @RAMhaiti to let others know what is happening there from his POV. He's at a hotel there where his band has played for many years. Apparently there are journalists there all surrounding one desk. I suppose it's one of a handful of places to get satellite communications.


Some on twitter have moronically tweeted in agreement with Pat Robertson "They Have officially made a pact with the Devil, according to TeleEvangelist Pat Robertson"


I blocked those former followers. I find them archaic, judgmental and very UNchristian. 


When there is a natural disaster it is human and normal to try to find the meaning of the situation. We are mere mortals and it is hard to understand the devastation and deaths of humans on such a massive scale. This is understandable.


I think my mother had it more correct than I've heard from any other source. Mom's not that spiritual a person. She's more the matter of fact, blunt type...which is where I get that part of me from. 


Haiti has been a cesspool, run by corrupt thugs that have left their own people who freed themselves from slavery 200 years ago, into the slavery of poverty by their own hands. It's very sad. But perhaps, as Mom suggested, this is their chance to build a new better country. 


I liken this to the times of Pharaoh. When the Jews were let go and fled, g-d parted the Red Sea. But behind them came the Egyptians and g-d made sure they drowned. That was the end point. We know that there were plagues first and in them women and children died as well as the non innocents. 


We cannot begin to speak for g-d. I don't know why that must happen. But the bible and history show evidence of this.


There's almost nothing left of Haiti. Their own President has stated that his government is gone. Many have been killed in the quake. Buildings are gone. Thousands of souls have perished, good and bad. They have had coups, and hurricanes and forced into poverty by their own leaders.


Maybe this is g-ds way of salvation for these people. I do not believe it is punishment and shame on those for saying so.


Update to this post: I found this tonight through another twitter follower. I thought it fitting to the subject and so I share.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Email Recieved From The Shmooz.com

This was sent to the schmooz.com who passed it on 


WOULDN'T IT BE GREAT TO TURN ON THE TV AND HEAR ANY U.S. PRESIDENT, DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN GIVE THE FOLLOWING SPEECH?

"My Fellow Americans: As you all know, the defeat of the Iraq regime has been completed.

Since congress does not want to spend any more money on this war, our mission in Iraq is complete.

This morning I gave the order for a complete removal of all American forces from Iraq This action will be complete within 30 days. It is now time to begin the reckoning.

Before me, I have two lists. One list contains the names of countries which have stood by our side during the Iraq conflict. This list is short . The United Kingdom , Spain , Bulgaria , Australia , and Poland are some of the countries listed there.

The other list contains every one not on the first list. Most of the world's nations are on that list. My press secretary will be distributing copies of both lists later this evening.

Let me start by saying that effective immediately, foreign aid to those nations on List 2 ceases immediately and indefinitely. The money saved during the first year alone will pretty much pay for the costs of the Iraqi war. THEN EVERY YEAR THERE AFTER IT'll GO TO OUR SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM SO IT WONT GO BROKE IN 20 YEARS.

The American people are no longer going to pour money into third world Hell holes and watch those government leaders grow fat on corruption.

Need help with a famine ? Wrestling with an epidemic? Call France .

In the future, together with Congress, I will work to redirect this money toward solving the vexing social problems we still have at home . On that note, a word to terrorist organizations. Screw with us and we will hunt you down and eliminate you and all your friends from the face of the earth.

Thirsting for a gutsy country to terrorize? Try France or maybe China .

I am ordering the immediate severing of diplomatic relations with France , Germany , and Russia . Thanks for all your help, comrades. We are retiring from NATO as well. Bonne chance, mezamies.

I have instructed the Mayor of New York City to begin towing the many UN diplomatic vehicles located in Manhattan with more than two unpaid parking tickets to sites where those vehicles will be stripped, shredded and crushed. I don't care about whatever treaty pertains to this.. You creeps have tens of thousands of unpaid tickets. Pay those tickets tomorrow or watch your precious Benzes, Beamers and limos be turned over to some of the finest chop shops in the world. I love New York

A special note to our neighbors. Canada is on List 2. Since we are likely to be seeing a lot more of each other, you folks might want to try not  making us angry for a change..

Mexico  is also on List 2 its president and his entire corrupt government really need an attitude adjustment. I will have a couple extra thousand tanks and infantry divisions sitting around. Guess where I am going to put 'em? Yep, border security.

Oh, by the way, the United States is abrogating the NAFTA treaty - starting now.

We are tired of the one-way highway. Immediately, we'll be drilling for oil in Alaska- which will take care of this country's oil needs for decades to come. If you're an environmentalist who opposes this decision, I refer you to List 2 above: pick a country and move there.


It is time for America to focus on its own welfare and its own citizens. Some will accuse us of isolationism. I answer them by saying, 'darn tootin.'

Nearly a century of trying to help folks live a decent life around the world has only earned us the undying enmity of just about everyone on the planet. It is time to eliminate hunger in America It is time to eliminate homelessness in America . To the nations on List 1, a final thought. Thank you guys. We owe you and we won't forget...

To the nations on List 2, a final thought: You might want to learn to speak Arabic.

God bless America .. Thank you and good night."

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a soldier.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Why I Don't Believe In Social Justice

Social Justice is the new catch phrase. Sounds good right? Perhaps on the surface. And we've become a culture that doesn't dig deeper than the surface. Not good.

We are a nation of laws. We have the courts. We have the constitution. I don't need SOCIAL pressures deciding how everyday people and events should be lived.

Social justice is just another term for thuggery. Social approved.

The reason we have the court system is so that social pressure cannot hurt others. At one time social justice allowed poll taxes to blacks. It also allowed for lynchings of blacks. It allowed for blacks to have to ride at the back of the bus.

Social justice =social pressure. Strong-arming!

Social justice brought the systematic deaths of millions of Jews in Europe at the hands of the Germans. Notice how I didn't write Nazis. The German people allowed the Nazis to do this. Social Justice.

Sometimes society collectively does what is socially acceptable but morally wrong. OK OK often. And it's very hard for the individual to stand up to this, not partake in whatever it is at the moment. The only way to combat this is to create a society that doesn't value Social Justice.

The United States of America has for the most part had that society already. Sure, we have parts in our history that were sad and wrong. But I argue today that those things were brought on BY social justice, not corrected by it, and corrected BY our court systems - which were able to correct those injustices by our laws.

Social justice starts with a person's ideological beliefs as the "question"...the starting point, rather than being honest about "the starting point" which is really the conclusion, thereby cutting off all honest conversation and debate and FORCING others into whatever action is deemed correct by society at that time, weak as a whim blowing in the wind.

It's Business As Usual In MA Political Race - Coakly's Thugs Rough Up Reporter

Friday, January 8, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

How Dare They?



Hat Tip Red State

Life Of THIS Kitty Momma

  1. One sick kitty on special urinary diet food
  2. One energetic kitty who pulled her fingernail out so far it needed to be surgically removed
  3. One very picky eater that I have to give ONE piece of dry food to at a time and if I'm lucky she will eat a handful total
Just when do I have time for work and play for me??????????????????

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

FIRE exposes University of Deleware Mind Control



Hat Tip WND and @gromance on twitter

Monday, January 4, 2010

Cadilac Kitties

I swear there should be a sign in any animal shelter or pet store that says:
Disclaimer - You could have a new car or this cat.


Last week I ran around NYC with Leo back and forth to the Vet. The bill was gynormous and it took three trips and many test before the Vet learned that Leo has some kind of condition that causes his bladder to create sand-like material that then gets caught in his urethra. So Leo has to be on special formula food that breaks down that chemical reaction and then a new one in a few weeks that prevents it from happening.

Even after a nice discount from the Vet I still had $600 + from his bills alone.

As if that weren't enough, on Sunday I found Sadie with one of her nails protruding from her paw that would not retract from the sheath. She wouldn't even let me get close to it. Poor thing. So I called our Vet and was told she had to be brought in that day.

Sadie put up a good fight getting into the carrier but I managed to get her inside and off we went. However, when we arrived she had urinated and pooped in the carrier and of course was frightened and shaking and wanted mommy to hold her. NO FREAKIN WAY Poor thing of course mommy will hold you after the Vet techs wash you up.

Thank goodness for the techs who cleaned the pee out of the carrier and blanket inside. They also gave Sadie a complete bath.

And there you see in the photo what was her nail/claw. They had to sedate her and then remove it. They say it will grow back.



Here is what she looks like now. At points I think she looks like Popeye the Sailor Man...because she does this weird squint thing with one eye and pushes her right bandaged paw out and lays there.

And because I thought no one would believe me I've taken video of this super kitty that climbed up to the top of my entertainment unit, bandage and all while I was out at work. I don't have a clue how she did it since she's hobbling around like an old lady on a bum knee but she did!



Tack on another $210 to my tab please Mr. Vet! I'll drink to that!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Years Resolutions My Way!

Clayton Morris made a personal video about his resolutions. Go ahead and watch and then read below what I think about this idea.


Resolutions! Are you freakin' kidding me. Clayton and the rest of you, seriously, do you think we give a crap what you think you should do this year with your personal time? Gee life should be so rough that a resolution should be to take a vacation. Come on Clayton! I like FOX and Fox and Friends but really dude, you think we care that you believe you are 11 lbs over weight? This chunky chick doesn't give a crap about your pathetic self image over 11lbs nor your book reading either.

I've got a good one for you. SHAVE that hideous left brow of yours. I've got a good eyebrow lady in Queens I can send you to for $5 plus the cost of the subway. Really I promise you...it's way more needed for your resolution list than your lame choices.