The Gateway (A Concept By Which We Measure Our Pain Edition)
Obama forgets to mention G-d?
Frankly, I'm a little puzzled by the fuss. I heard him say "G-d Bless You" at the end. Is once not enough? How many times before it reaches a level of sufficiency then? Or does it not count because America was sneezing at the time? Obama Omits God From Thanksgiving Address, Riles Critics abcnews.go.com
An article about African-American atheists makes the front page of the Style Section, because, after all, our relationship with G-d is, above all things (perhaps not the best choice of words), a fashion statement. African-American Atheists www.nytimes.com
Romney comes to Borough Park. Sadly, what should have been a successful event came to naught when no one could agree who was the Gentile in the room. Mitt Romney Coming to Boro Park | PolitickerNY www.politickerny.com
Challenge Dov Hikind in a primary?
Alternative idea--why not find a David Greenfield who'll not make endorsing GOP candidates a national crusade (until yesterday, I thought Simcha Felder might fill the bill) as your Assembly candidate, and the put up a Bay Ridge/Dyker Heights type for State Committee (where Hikind's pro-GOP activities are a violation of his fiduciary duties) The Brooklyn Politics Blog www.thebrooklynpolitics.com
Painful Irony Watch: Could the first casualty of the John Liu scandal be a Democratic State Senate Seat in Brooklyn?
We must learn to tell Liu from Lew and Felder from Fidler (You can tell them apart because one is a tall, funny, smart overweight Jewish guy and the other is…well, never mind).
Actually the difference is Fidler would be considered a conservative in Brownstone Brooklyn, and Felder would be considered a conservative in the real world. http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2011/11/simcha-felder-to-jump-ship-to-gop www.nydailynews.com
Tom Kirwan lost his Assembly seat at 76; regained it by the skin of his teeth at 78, and never finished the term. Reminds me of the Dave Edmunds/Nick Lowe song " I’m Gonna Start Living Again If It Kills Me" RIP Assemblyman Kirwan www.capitaltonight.com
Occupy Wall Street decides the cutting edge issue of the day is …fur.
If this keeps up, they're going to make Diane Savino turn against them. OWS Demonstrators Take A Stand Against Fur Products www.ny1.com
Barney Frank was a rarity these days: A politician who's funny on purpose.
And that's not the only reason why his retirement is a tremendous loss (but it's surely sufficient reason to be sad). Barney Frank Bids Farewell, Wishes Newt Gingrich Luck | PolitickerNY www.politickerny.com
Cain denies affair.
As the old joke goes—“Here's the pizza, and here's the pepperoni” Herman Cain Denies New Affair Allegation abcnews.go.com
Hospitalized victim's husband: ""The cars are stopping at stoplights…The cyclists are not."
I could fall in love with this leftie:
The right is reacting exactly as any rational group of individuals would to the facts they’re given...If you don’t step outside the bubble you don’t see the facile nature of the arguments, the actual facts that don’t fit with the spin. You accept as a given that what Fox tells you is true, and you go with that....
...Around the time of the health care debate, this same pattern began on the left...Firedoglake began amplifying the message that Obama was selling out the left, that he was intentionally trying to undermine the public option in order to…something...Of course, Obama never did what the FDL crowd accused him of. It never happened. The public option was stripped from the bill for mundane reasons — it didn’t have enough support to get through the Senate. But that didn’t fit the FDL narrative, which is why they chose to believe and amplify information that came from dubious sources, because that information fit their narrative.
Since then, the left wing of the American left has been more and more invested in finding bits of data to fit their narrative, rather than reacting to facts....
...Enough....The truth is messy. It doesn’t fit into narratives, and it’s often uncomfortable. But damn it, it’s the truth. If the left decides to completely divorce itself from reality at the same time the right does, then we are in trouble — big trouble.
So, lefties, I am asking you politely: please stop. Stop pretending that questionable sources are the gospel truth. Stop pretending that rumor and innuendo are the same as facts. Stop listening to anything Moore and Wolf and Hamsher are saying — because their concern for the truth is roughly the same as that of Hannity and Limbaugh and Coulter, and believe me, it pains me to say that, but it’s true." An Open Letter to the Left | Alas, a Blog www.amptoons.com
Larry Littlefield sent this along and feels it might auger a trend. I tend to think it has something to do with the water supply in Western New York, but he may be onto something.
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