- October 01
- Male, Jewish, in my extremely early sixties, married with kids (well, at this point I guess that should be "kid"). Thanks to Lezlie for avatar artwork - sort of a translation of my screen name. "Salaam" is peace in Arabic, hence the peace sign. (No, my name doesn't mean "hunk of meat" and yes, the pun is intentional.)
MY RECENT POSTS
- 5 Sentence Friday: My Own 5
Sent.s On The Racism
November 28, 2014 04:29PM
November 26, 2014 11:52AM
- Birth of the Deather Movement
November 24, 2014 06:33PM
- Murders in a Jerusalem
November 20, 2014 02:23AM
- One Sentence Oednesday: Near
November 19, 2014 12:55PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I've just received
something that is worth
posting about on
It's like I said on Foolish
- “I noticed. Very
interesting discussion at FM's
I very much
- “Racism and classism are
not Either/Or. They are both
issues, but they are
- “Republican ideas about
the economy were never close
Saying that the best way to reduce racism is to stop talking about it is like saying that the best way to reduce the incidence of rape is to stop talking about them.
Daylight is our most effective weapon. We don't excuse rapes because of male-dominant culture and we shouldn't… Read full post »
Yesterday I was approached by two separate bloggers asking me to write posts, and they weren't about the same subject. That's never happened to me. They each had their reasons. This is one of those posts. If you have a theory about who asked me to write this one, it's probably… Read full post »
I think that the main problem the near left has with the far left is that the far left is very good at concentrating on principles but tends to ignore consequences.
My dear friend L in the Southeast is having a birthday today. Though she is not active here these days, she may become aware of this post anyway as she has maintained her account.
When I go to my Favorites list, hers is the first name on it. She befriended me… Read full post »
This should be blasted for proper effect.
I absolutely love "knavish tricks."
I might take this one down in a little while because I don't
really want to encourage a dustup, but I appreciate good writing. I
enjoyed reading this.
".... if you meet a loon on the street, and the loon mistakes you for Godzilla, and claims that you are trying to possess… Read full post »
published previously on Our Salon (by a few minutes)
We look at Israel and we wonder when and how it will all end and what we can do to bring about its ending. American Jews are torn. On one hand, there is the overwhelming question of survival. On the other, there… Read full post »
I was having an argument with anti-terrorUSt$ over on his latest post, trying to explain to him why a post claiming that almost every significant politically conservative Jew in a national public policy position had dual Israeli-American citizenship and favored Israeli interests at American expense -… Read full post »
In it, he describes in detail the recent rise of antisemitism across Europe to levels not seen since the Holocaust. I forwarded this to… Read full post »
Are you a good person?
How do you make that evaluation?
You have to do some bad things, some mean things, some inconsiderate things, some unethical things. Everyone does. After all, perfection is an extremely elusive goal.
So, if you do some bad things, are you a good person?
Chances are you… Read full post »