Archive for April 10th, 2011

April 10th, 2011 - 11:24 pm § in Jews, Misc.

An Israeli Writes About The Importance of The Rule of Law

Ed,  Can a democracy make peace when the other side refuses to accept the rule of law? Haaretz discusses the difference in how Israel and Hamas respond to the Goldstone report and of Goldstone’s recent retraction of the finding that Israel intentionally targeted Palestinian civilians. Carlo S[...]

April 10th, 2011 - 3:17 pm § in America, Politics

Dems Control the Vote in The House.

WASHINGTON — Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), a leading conservative House Republican, said Sunday he will likely vote against a budget deal to cut about $38 billion from federal spending levels because the compromise bill does not eliminate subsidies for Planned Parenthood. Ed. PK ny me.  So lets s[...]

April 10th, 2011 - 2:59 pm § in Schools & Colleges

AAUP: Rising Administrative Costs Endanger College Instructional Resources

AAUP Indiana Applauds Governor’s Call to Halt Excessive Growth in Administrative Expenditures … Hoosier parents and taxpayers are probably wondering where all of the money given to Indiana’s colleges and universities actually goes. They may be disappointed to discover that administ[...]

April 10th, 2011 - 2:24 pm § in Politics

Sit-In Protesters Removed From State Capitol

When I asked Washington State Patrol officer Arras if we would be arrested he replied, "You will be leaving the building tonight." We all took this to mean that we would be physically forced from the Capitol and taken to jail. None of the demonstrators left ... In effect, there was a showdown betwee[...]

April 10th, 2011 - 1:50 pm § in Politics

Friday Labor Rally in Oly Tops 10,000

Kevin Hatch on the big labor rally: If last November’s election sent the message “Quit taxing workers”, this week's message was clearly “Don’t cut our services” and “tax the wealth already”. The response I heard from Democrats was weakly “but we can’t”. My reply would be “You[...]

April 10th, 2011 - 11:45 am § in Schools & Colleges

Defunding public education means Washingtons’ kids GET lost.

Ed. I aplogize for the pun, but someone needs to kick our representatives in the ass .. their ass and not the horse’s ass.  Russia is ahead of us.  With the fall of the evil communists, the evil capitalists have gone a long way to flush Russia’s once great education system down the dra[...]

April 10th, 2011 - 10:35 am § in America, Jews, Politics, Religion

A Wish For Passover

Ed.  Passover is now a week away. A wish for Passover from Americans for Peace Now.  Ed. BRS and I are long term members of PeaceNow and striongly recommend it to all of our friends, Muslims, Jews, Zionists, and Palestinians.  Their stand for Peace is why I am so upset by the death of Mer [&helli[...]

April 10th, 2011 - 9:48 am § in Schools & Colleges

BREAKING NEWS: Online Schools will be regulated by the Department of Education

A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid confirmed on Saturday that the final deal will not include the rider that would have prevented the Obama administration from cracking down on the online school industry. based on news  Huffington Post,  with additions by Ed: A bipartisan group of H[...]

April 10th, 2011 - 8:44 am § in Misc.

36th District Democrats Meeting

Our meeting is next week on Wednesday, April 13th, at 7PM. As always, we’ll be at the Phinney Neighborhood Community Center (6532 Phinney Avenue North.) ************************************************************ Download the April 2011 Alert Click here to download your copy In Solidarity, Th[...]

April 10th, 2011 - 8:29 am § in Jews, Misc.

UPDATE: BREAKING NEWS:Artist Juliano Mer-Khamis Murdered in Jenin Refugee Camp

Juliano Mer-Khamis, co-founder and director of the Freedom Theatre in Jenin Refugee Camp, was brutally gunned down [yesterday] in Jenin by an unknown assailant. [I cannot wrap my mind around] the scope and scale of this horrific event, both for his family (Juliano leaves behind two children, one st[...]