No…the name wasn’t my doing…rather it’s something I came across while browsing today. There’s now apparently a “Kosher Tea Party”
Apparently a group like the RJC wasn’t sufficient?
Though I doubt whichever Republican runs in 2012 will garner more than 25% of the Jewish vote.
No plans on my part to watch tonight’s “GOP Primary Debate”…nor do I have any plans to watch the President’s “jobs speech” tomorrow.
In my humble, and cynical opinion, both events are going to compete in terms of the volumes of hot air they produce.
I’d rather spend my time reading than listening to this nonsense.
Just read a piece in the Post saying that Part I of “Atlas Shrugged”‘s screen adaptation is going to be released on Friday.
Honestly, I doubt I’ll bother to see it.
First off, it’s unlikely to be playing in NYC. Second, the cost of a movie ticket in the city (~$13) is more than I paid for the paperback version of the book ($7 new at B&N months ago). Multiply that by 3 parts…and well, John Galt would have you do the math.
Plus while the book made for an interesting read, I didn’t quite care for all the objectivist (sp?) ideology. Galt’s long monologue towards the end totally turned me off too.
Here’s my unscientific prediction of how tonight’s SOTU and response are going to go:
As such, I figured there’s no value in watching either the speech or the rebuttal.
Plus, I found reading about the riots in Egypt and Lebanon to be much more interesting.
The headline is quite misleading: Uproar Over â€˜Mass Firingsâ€™ At Minn. Chipotle Restaurants
The employees who were terminated however, all could not pass a basic I-9 audit (proof of legal residency/working permit).
This what’s the outrage for?
Okay, everyone else is commenting on it, so I may as well follow the crowd.
On whomever in the US leaked the documents to WikiLeaks, that/those person(s) deserved to be thrown in jail and have the keys tossed away.
There, I’ve said my piece. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.
When I recently flew back from Chicago, I was randomly selected to go through one of those body scanner things.
Did I protest? No. Did it matter to me? No.
Was it also a little after 5am in the morning following a night at a wedding? Yes. [Tiredness was the theme of the day]
Anyway, I went in between the two scanner panels, and the only awkward part of it was getting my arms in the proper position (also secondary to being tired and cranky). But it was almost instantaneous and overall a rather mundane experience.
Did I feel like my privacy had been violated? No. My decency defiled? No. Heck, I felt much more comfortable in the scanner than I often do some mornings in my gym’s locker room.
That said, I don’t understand what all the huff and puff about the TSA and the scanners is.
Who else is sick of all the campaigning and siilly articles being written about campaigns?
After tomorrow, it’ll all be over thankfully….
NYT: Thin Crowd for Cleveland Campaign Rally
CLEVELAND â€” President Obama wrapped up a weekend of last-minute campaigning in Ohio on Sunday, addressing Democrats in an indoor arena that, in a sign of the â€œenthusiasm gapâ€ that the president is working so hard to close, was little more than half full.
About 8,000 people attended the Democratic National Committeeâ€™s Moving America Forwardâ€™ rally at Cleveland State Universityâ€™s Wolstein Center, a hall where the capacity is 13,000. The rafters were largely empty.
True, the rally was on a Sunday and on Halloween at that. But still, to only draw 8,000 in Cleveland???
Oh, and the Browns had their bye week today as well….
/Fun times in Cleveland again–it’s Cleveland!
So I’m torn. Is it worth it for me to bother going to the polls next week to vote?
The novelty of the levered election machines is gone. The congressional race for my district is a given to the incumbent. Cuomo will be the State’s next governor,
Are there any races on the ticket even worth bothering to vote on/for?
Even though the guy has virtually zero chance of winning the governorship in NY, Paladino still seems unable refrain from putting his foot into his mouth.
Most recently it was his ignorant comments about homosexuals.
Now while I understand that he was speaking to a very socially conservative audience–a smart politician wouldn’t make such a remark. Was he trying to play to that crowd?
That said, I do wonder if his brusque off-the-cuff nature is part of his shtick? The man dose look rather creepy though–the bags under his eyes fail to flatter him.
Who else didn’t vote today?
(The joys of being a registered independent!)
Too bad that the lever machines are no more in NYC…they were quite fun to vote on–the novelty didn’t really wear off on me either time I’d voted.
With the potential to spark a riot on the UWS and heavily Jewish enclaves:
A tax on sliced bagels
This is one of the ways the state wants to plug it’s budget hole….
(Note: unsliced bagels remain tax exempt)
The Complexity of ObamaCare [Note: this is from a Republican Congressman's site]
That chart looks just about as confusing as the processing for submitting a Medicare Provider Enrollment Application! Or better yet, getting to speak to a human at the local Medicare Contractor.
Sure, it may save the insurance companies money to limit the physicians that a patient can see, but what about the doctors? Fewer patients coming thru the doors means less revenue…
No, I didn’t read the Rolling Stone article, nor do I really plan to.
(I’ve got a list of articles I want to read which is quite lengthy–this would fall at the bottom of the pile)
Anyway, the General, with all do respects should’ve known better than to make such comments to the media. To get to the level that he’s at, the General must have been adept with military (internal) politics. He should know better than to speak in the way he did.
The merits of his argument are beyond my scope pf knowledge, adn even if they are right, are irrelevant in the bigger picture. THe General, despite his rank is still subordinate ot the CINC–and as such should show the appropriate behavior and respect to his superiors–even if they are civilians.
It appears Spain’s problems aren’t limited to the soccer pitch:
Spain: the new crisis in Euroland
After Spain…whose next?