In which I will not mention you-know-who
An Indiana Congressman does his part to make us think that Red Staters are prudish hicks. Jokes unnecessary. Today, Dude!!!, the article does the work. In other news, the Gotti boys get their butts kicked and Amanda Hesser is nicer looking than we expected. Attention ladies: she cooks all day. And she's Jewish.
Now that's a health care package: You've seen Kerry. You've seen Cheney [If not, click and scroll to "Powerful Men and Their Mystery Bulges"] Now, here's Gore. Shudder. We promise this is the last one. Until Bush, um, surfaces.
We wish a warm and hearty mazal tov to Jonell Watson, 13, the first Bat Mitzvah ever on the Outer Bank, wherever the hell that is. Australia, maybe? One insignificant detail with which I shall find fault: Reading from the Torah is not a "tradition that dates back more than 3,000 years." Certainly not if you're a girl, and even the boys first started marking their manhood this way in the late Middle Ages.
Dr. David Matar goes AWOL. My Conservative friends cheer. Meanwhile US soldiers say heck no, we won't go and the same Conservative friends boo. And they say liberals make it up as they go along?
We like Condi. Alot. But Bob Somerby reminds us that she did, in fact, without any doubt lie while under oath to the 9/11 commission. Today's question, boys and girl: Who said, about Clinton, "It's not the sex, its the lying?"
UPDATE: Oy, is just Yo backwards. Is it time for chanuka already? (turn the sound up) My local fire department hasn't even put out their wreaths yet....
In our bubble: Ren Reb is in meltdown, but she's funny today. Certifiably funny, if you get our drift. But still funny. Cookie is in a fighting mood. We like Jewish moxie. Poor Sarah is in pain but through gritted teeth, manages to cite one of our least favorite biblical verse.
If I forget thee Jerusalem let my right hand forget her cunning. Cunning?
Per the dictionary: cun-ning
Cunning is usually low; as, a cunning trick
Is this what the Psalmist meant? Is this what the translator meant? Is this why people think Jews are sneaky? Moreover, when I translate the words myself I get something like: "Forgetting Jerusalem would be like forgetting my right hand."
What do low or deceptive tricks have to do with it? Is someone, somewhere trying to make a nasty point about Jews?
I ought to sick Cookie on him.