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koshersalaami commented on Johnny Robish's blog post Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Avenatti Arrested for Domestic Violence
"Marijuana addictive? Since when?"
9 hours ago
Tom Cordle commented on koshersalaami's blog post Kristallnacht , America today, and Veterans Day
"I have mixed emotions on the expose/ignore debate. The Klan once showed up in Orlando when I lived there, and my friends urged me to join them in a counter-demonstration. I respectfully declined, and I urged them to ignore the Klan march. In that…"
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koshersalaami commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Birth and Death of Words in Our Evolving Languages
"Now that’s likely to be a pretty short-lived expression Far out"
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koshersalaami commented on Johnny Robish's blog post Melania Demands White House National Security Official Be Fired
"We’ll see if Melania’s demand is met.  I’m not sure which embassy I’d trust these days, ever since the custom of the Khashoggi Welcoming Committee was introduced into diplomacy by the Saudis. "
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koshersalaami commented on Dicky Neely's blog post Once again, Trump is a major flop and embarrassment in Europe
"Sorry, Doc You haven’t figured out how not to be viewed as a mouthpiece. Your defense of Trump is too reflexive and constant to be taken seriously so whatever validity there is in what you have to say is doubted here. Defending Trump’s…"
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koshersalaami commented on koshersalaami's blog post Kristallnacht , America today, and Veterans Day
"I think that remark may have been responsible for Squirrel Hill. General disapproval of this crap would have gone a long way. "
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koshersalaami commented on koshersalaami's blog post Kristallnacht , America today, and Veterans Day
"We don’t have a long history of opposing bigotry in general. No one does. But we have a good recent history of it. That’s the difference the sixties really made, and that change has been permanent as far as I can see. The country has…"
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koshersalaami commented on koshersalaami's blog post One Sentence for a Friday: On Republican morality
"Agreed you mean the SLA"
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Tom Cordle commented on koshersalaami's blog post Kristallnacht , America today, and Veterans Day
"You're quite right that people here speak out very vocally against racism and bigotry of all kinds. But I can't help but wonder if they might be more reluctant to do so when push comes to shove. Certainly, our past has been awful on the…"
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Maui Surfer commented on koshersalaami's blog post One Sentence for a Friday: On Republican morality
"I meant Hearst Kidnappers, can't remember if the Getty was just for money as a crime or a political act against a fascist pig's offspring. Apologies for getting my haters mixed up."
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Maui Surfer commented on koshersalaami's blog post One Sentence for a Friday: On Republican morality
"The Venn Diagram intersects with its contents being the Far Far Right, KKK types, McVeigh, etc. and the Far Far Left, 60's bombers, Getty Kidnappers, etc.  What they have in common is the use of violence, despite their supposed completely…"
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koshersalaami commented on Johnny Robish's blog post Trump Faces Backlash Over California Wildfire Tweets
"There used to be a sort of meme before there were memes that Trump apparently never saw. It said Be sure brain is engaged before putting mouth into motion. "
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koshersalaami commented on Johnny Robish's blog post Trump Faces Backlash Over California Wildfire Tweets
"There used to be a sort of meme before there were memes that Trump apparently never saw. It said Be sure brain is engaged before putting mouth into motion. "
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koshersalaami commented on Dicky Neely's blog post Tommy - Rudyard Kipling
"Not history I knew about"
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koshersalaami commented on koshersalaami's blog post Kristallnacht , America today, and Veterans Day
"Thanks, Dicky. This image of Muslims as intolerant fundamentalists is just so far off, particularly in the United States. In the aftermath of the Squirrel Hill killings, three things happened: A guy started a Go Fund Me for the Tree of Life…"
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Male, Jewish, in my 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.)

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Kristallnacht , America today, and Veterans Day

Posted on November 11, 2018 at 8:55pm 10 Comments

Boanerges was surprised no one had written about Kristallnacht, which happened eighty years ago Friday. I don’t want to disappoint. 

The day before yesterday was the eightieth anniversary of Kristallnacht. It was ostensibly a spontaneous reaction to the shooting of a German diplomat, Ernst von Rath, by a seventeen year old Jewish kid by the name of Herschel Grynszpan. Not too spontaneous, it was actually government ordered. It is named for all the broken window glass…

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One Sentence for a Friday: On Republican morality

Posted on November 9, 2018 at 7:30am 23 Comments

Republican morality is based on the proposition that it is less of a sin to allow a poor person to starve or to get sick without medical care than it is to allow someone to freeload. 

On Arizona, Democrats, and Greens

Posted on November 7, 2018 at 6:06pm 14 Comments

A friend of mine was speaking to me on the phone today about the election results. He was angry about the results in Arizona, where the Democratic candidate for Senate lost to the Republican by a smaller margin than the Green vote. He viewed the Greens as spoilers.

There was a time I would have agreed. I don’t any more. As I have been told many times on this site, the Greens don’t owe us their votes. 

I’ve made a mistake about the Greens. I’ve thought of them as liberal allies.…

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On Trump and what yesterday’s election means

Posted on November 7, 2018 at 8:05am 17 Comments

Some people wonder why Trump gets so much devotion and why his party has been forced to follow him. He has done something very simple and very effective: He has listened to what makes his constituents angriest, validated them issue by issue, and tried to mold policy to addressing those issues. No one else has done this, so no one else gets the kind of devotion Trump gets. That’s why he could shoot someone in Times Square at noon and get away with it. That’s why his constituents will ignore…

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At 2:29am on November 5, 2017, Arthur James said…

At 5:42pm on November 4, 2017, Arthur James said…

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At 3:01pm on November 4, 2017, Arthur James said…

At 1:26am on July 17, 2017, MV Neland said…

Koshersalaami, i always look forward to your posts because they both explain and further challenge. It's a gift. Thx for the invite.

At 11:03am on April 11, 2017, Maui Surfer said…

Yeah, I thought something I commented on had disappeared, but couldn't actually remember what it was for sure! Thanks for the heads up ... lorianne is truly amazing- she's the bomb.

 
 
 

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