The Gateway (Shabbos Respite Edition)
How can we tell Shabbos is sacred?
We get 24 hours without the press quoting Mindy Meyer.
Can we declare her 15 over and move on?
While Chris Bragg is correct that Hikind's losing the GOP (and maybe the Conservative ) line won't help Mo Tischler's beat him in the Dem primary, Tischler has a two-fold delusional fantasy why this is important:
Klein on Palestinian political culture:
"But it’s important to distinguish Palestinian political culture from its business and professional culture.
Are these people really lining up at Chick-Fil-A to celebrate free speech? I myself have my doubts, given the number of articles I found on the web where the same sort of folks boycotted companies for having Domestic Partner benefits.
In other news, Joe Hayon today announced the formation of “Schtick Fil-A” the same food, and the same politics, but at twice the price, and closed on Saturday instead of Sunday. Masses line up to stick with Chick www.nypost.com
"The most telling passages in “Pink Triangle and Yellow Star” are those which refer to ‘New York Jewish publicists’ as “new-class persons” who find it hard to realise that “Manhattan is not the world”. “No matter how crowded and noisy a room,” Vidal notes at one stage, “one can always detect the new-class person’s nasal whine”. Good grief."
Revelation: Even Cockburn complained about the Jew hatred in Vidal’s essays.
"Vidal’s extreme late-in-life beliefs, however, weren't deviations from an otherwise noble record. They were the natural progression of thought in a man whose worldview was fundamentally racist and elitist, motivated by the fear that the reign of his own caste was ending as the walls of aristocratic privilege crumbled in the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust. Vidal was a paradigmatic, almost stereotypical representative of the traditional American elite—WASP lineage, prep schools, money, connections. Fashioning himself a latter-day Henry Adams, a valiant upholder of a civilization under siege—he compared America to Rome in its decadence—he repeatedly denigrated those arriviste groups he considered less than fully American." Gore Vidal: Don’t believe the rosy obituaries—he was a racist and an elitist. www.slate.com
Myungsuk Lee: "If you see my newspaper’s back pages, there are a lot of massage businesses on Northern Boulevard and Union Street. They’re all legal businesses. … I acknowledged it at the time because I trusted the New York Post reporter...But I called the massage business the New York Post visited and they said they are just a regular massage business.”
Ravi Batra makes a Star Trek reference.
I always thought Ravi was a bit of a Klingon himself--or do I mean a Dingelberry? Pushing For Changes To Disclosure, Batra Threatens Resignation capitaltonightny.ynn.com
Freedlander: "Why exactly is Barack Obama holding a baseball bat when he is on the phone with the prime minister of Turkey?"
Chait: ...for affluent people, there is essentially no recession. Unemployment for workers with a bachelors degree is 4 percent — boom times....
Kinsley asks and answers the musical question "What is the Secret of Your Success?" Romney’s Zero Tolerance Approach to the Unsuccessful www.bloomberg.com
Romney's tax plans remind me of the punch line of that old joke about the economist shipwrecked on a desert island trying to find food among the ship's salvage: "Assume a can opener" Romney Tax Promises Mathematically Impossible nymag.com
Gatemouth endorses (gack!) Bob Corker--and instant runoff voting. Dems Nominate Anti-Gay Conspiracy Theorist for Senate www.motherjones.com
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