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koshersalaami commented on Rosigami's blog post One Last Farewell Post (I've Been Painting) (A Lot)
"We hope Bindlesnitch gets its act together. I’ve registered but I’m not having an easy time of it. I’ll miss you if we don’t land somewhere. I’m not on Facebook or Instagram"
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post Trump and The Concept of Stange Bedfellows
"Numbers is votes.  I wouldn’t refuse to march in an event BLM attended. I would refuse to march in an event of theirs. If there are 200,000 people in a March On Washington and there’s a sizable BLM contingent, fine. King…"
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post Trump and The Concept of Stange Bedfellows
"This assumes 1.That I wouldn’t march with you. If you’re not under a BLM banner I would. 2. That marching is an effective vehicle for effecting change.  3. That with whom I march is a deciding factor in defeating Trump. Not a…"
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post 2 Questions for Kosh and Jon
"Ron,The biggest problem with your analysis is that the most germane issue when it comes to Black/Jewish politics is voting. If there is a percentage loss in Jewish liberal voting, that will be attributable to the fact that the ultra-Orthodox…"
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koshersalaami commented on Jonathan Wolfman's blog post 3 Sentences for For Ron & Kosh: When Minorities Absorb a Culture's Bigotry
"Ron,I’m not asking you to engage in those arguments. You’re buying into Amy’s evasion strategem to my accusation, not my actual accusation. She says over and over that my accusation of antisemitic conduct is based on Israel.…"
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post 2 Questions for Kosh and Jon
"The voting and polling records are quantifiable. The “gated communities/private schools” remark is not. If anything, it’s a stereotype.  “Cannot be counted on to take the fight to the streets.” Why not? The…"
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koshersalaami commented on Jonathan Wolfman's blog post 3 Sentences for For Ron & Kosh: When Minorities Absorb a Culture's Bigotry
"Ron,I don’t ask for allies in anything Amy says about Israel. My best ally on that issue is actually Maui.  However, if she Posts a blatantly ridiculous and stereotypical canard about the most famous Jewish banking family Refers to a…"
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koshersalaami commented on Jonathan Wolfman's blog post 3 Sentences for For Ron & Kosh: When Minorities Absorb a Culture's Bigotry
"Martin Luther King, jr. would never have adopted a platform that would be antisemitic in any way. It would never have occurred to him to attack his allies. BLM did without hesitation, not out of any serious conviction but out of conformity with…"
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koshersalaami commented on Jonathan Wolfman's blog post 3 Sentences for For Ron & Kosh: When Minorities Absorb a Culture's Bigotry
"Jews identify as White people because most of us are Caucasian. Who we are is not the same thing as how we vote; in fact, we represent the greatest disparity in who we are and how we vote.  As to Jon’s saying there are people he…"
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koshersalaami commented on Jonathan Wolfman's blog post 3 Sentences for For Ron & Kosh: When Minorities Absorb a Culture's Bigotry
"Yup. And it’s getting worse, particularly among the Left. Jews want to belong and are willing to absorb the Left’s bigotry to do it. That’s been true for a long time but the Left’s antisemitism is definitely getting worse."
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Theodora L'Engle Knight commented on koshersalaami's blog post A post I should have written years ago: What antisemitism looks like
"thanks for this. these are scary scary times for Us. with all the neo-nazis and white supremacists. here and in Europe. so creepy. not to mention the shootings in 2 synagogues. so it's not a subtle thing these days. i was going to get a jewish…"
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koshersalaami commented on Alan Milner's blog post BindleSnitch Update
"Yes, regardless of how that population got there. The odd truth is that Jews have more of a moral right to live in Israel based on origins alone than anyone White has to live in the Western Hemisphere, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa, or…"
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koshersalaami commented on Steel Breeze's blog post ...disappearing into the ether
"There’s a possibility that Alan Milner’s project will work. It still has technical issues but he’s attempting to make it a place to go. "
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koshersalaami commented on Johnny Robish's blog post Trump Tells George Stephanopoulos He’s An Honest Guy
"There's too much insanity here to fixate on that"
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Jonathan Wolfman commented on koshersalaami's blog post A post I should have written years ago: What antisemitism looks like
"Ron...as we know, that's what happens when minorities absorb a dominant culture's bigotry. Even predominantly Black juries, and all over this nation,  are more likely to dish the death penalty when murder victims are white regardless…"
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Ron Powell commented on koshersalaami's blog post A post I should have written years ago: What antisemitism looks like
"In many respects, the way Christmas and Easter are celebrated is antisemitism...But don't tell Christians that... Antisemitism predates racism and permeates Western Civilization in ways that are not readily apparent... Institutional…"
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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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A post I should have written years ago: What antisemitism looks like

Posted on June 14, 2019 at 8:00pm 6 Comments

I’ve given people a hard time for either doing things that are typically antisemitic or not reacting to it. What never really occurred to me is that a lot of people here may not know what it looks like, which may very well include some who appear to be its practitioners. There are things it shares with other forms of bigotry and things it doesn’t. If you have either practiced aspects of this or tolerated aspects of this because you didn’t recognize it and I gave you a hard time, I apologize…

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LEGO

Posted on June 9, 2019 at 2:28pm 11 Comments

I’ve got a trade show in Orlando starting tomorrow so I drove my family down to Disney. We were at the big shopping area here, Disney Springs, this afternoon. One store that’s there that we always hit is the LEGO store, where they actually sell LEGO blocks in bins with scoops. They do some cool things. I took a few shots of their main display outside, different angles to show detail:…

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Tariffs, Take Two - Trump threatens Mexico - amended June 6 due to updated immigration information

Posted on June 3, 2019 at 8:00pm 6 Comments

Donald Trump is now threatening Mexico with tariffs if they don’t decrease immigrant traffic to the US, and the tariff is supposed to escalate over time if there isn’t compliance.

I took a position, probably not a popular one, that I thought tariffs on China were necessary. That’s not remotely what I believe about Mexico. It’s wrong from a trade standpoint and it’s wrong from a policy standpoint. 

Mexico is not exactly in the business of limiting American…

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From the Kosh Vault: Why do I ever worry about antisemitism?

Posted on June 1, 2019 at 5:25am 8 Comments

There are some posts I never published. We’re on our way out so I may bring some of them out. Not all. I guess this one’s OK to release, though. This was written before the Squirrel Hill killings. 

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Nothing in particular triggered this post. It just occurred to me so I wrote it. 

As a Jew, I live a safe life. I don’t face employment or educational discrimination, I’m highly unlikely to get…

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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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