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Should a Deeply Flawed Redistricting Law Be Accepted in Return for First Passage of a Constitutional Amendment?
A guest column by Todd Breitbart.
Gatemouth is currently tied with Anthony Weiner in the CHN vote for "Loser of the Week"
This column, was originally published under a slightly different name on Sun, 06/22/2008 - 8:03am.
I myself will not be posting comments on this thread, but this is exactly the sort of piece which begs for a comments section.
And Rock agrees.
I first apologize for using a different handle here, but this Room 8 meta stuff is not what my regular column is supposed to be about, and to make my column about such stuff is to let the terrorists win.
It was very heartening when Rock reopened his comments section, because discourse is what this site is about.
It was sad that most, but not all the comments posted in response were ad hominem attacks on Rock and sycophantic response to them from Rock’s “fans.”
It would have been better if Rock and his “fans” had just ignored the insults.
For your consideration, a small sample of the witty incisive commentary that that Ben Smith protects from being sullied by the frightening prospect of a comments section.
Is this thing a pathetic cry for help?
Or is it something far more disturbing like a note from the Unabomber?
You doubt me; let me quote the author:
This article begins my new series of Bloopers, Outtakes and Gaffes which have either been deleted from Room 8, or were too embarrassing even to post here in the first place.
This is the piece; the piece.
As provactive as a red flag, don't you think?
Actually, I kinda like this one.
Yeah, I know you know it’s me, but I have my reasons for posting here.
The last time I got into a pissing match with Hackshaw, he wrote or suborned about 1001 pseudonymous posts calling me a racist, and I felt compelled to answer them on my blog.
As a result my archive started stinking like the Gowanus Canal.
I regard my archive as a precious possession, and want to preserve its value. By contrast, this blog has over time evolved into my B-List dumping ground, and is this a perfect place for crap like this.
Brooklyn Democratic District Leader Bernie Catcher, a brilliant political operative and longtime Brooklyn political fixture passed away today, Friday, August 20th, around 4:00 pm at his home. I am told that it was not something sudden.
The funeral will be at Sherman's Funeral Home, located at 1283 Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn , on Sunday, August 22nd at 10:00 am.I am hoping that Gatemouth, who is on vacation out of state, will have the time to do an appropriate obit, and those who want to help him should forward their memories to Gatemouthnyc@hotmail.com.
But meanwhile, all those who lives Bernie touched could do worse than to show up on Sunday so that we can do right by Bernie one last time on Sunday.
Community Response to AHAVA Boycott
I just today received this compelling, researched and extremely informative letter from my friend and colleague Rabbi Samuel Weintraub of the Kane Street Synagogue in Cobble Hill. It offers a description of the organization behind the boycott protests of AHAVA products at Ricky’s. I am sharing it with you at his request and my endorsement.