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January 21st, 2022 - 12:43 am § in Jews

How to ruin your life in 30 seconds

Spit on Jewish kids in direct view of a surveillance camera you don’t realize is there Three Jewish kids, ages 8, 7, and 2, were playing in a Brooklyn residential neighborhood when a 21-year-old Catholic college student came by. The woman, later identified as Christina Darling, has a history o[...]

January 20th, 2022 - 7:38 pm § in Jews, Politics

GOP Rep. asked Jewish tourists at Capitol if they were doing “reconnaissance”

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) asked a Jewish group touring the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, January 20, 2022, if they were there to do “reconnaissance,” Huffington Post reported (read story here), an apparent allusion to rightwing militia groups who attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, whom s[...]

January 9th, 2022 - 10:53 am § in Health, Jews, Politics

“Pope Francis is a Jew” and other crazy rants cost CEO his job

“SALT LAKE CITY — The founder and chair of Entrata, a Silicon Slopes tech firm, has resigned his position after sending an email to a number of tech CEOs and Utah business and political leaders, claiming the COVID-19 vaccine is part of a plot by ‘the Jews’ to exterminate people. [...]

December 28th, 2021 - 7:19 pm § in Jews, Law and Courts, Racism

Animal in a cage

John T. Earnest was 19 years old when he shot up a San Diego-area synagogue in April 2019, killing one and injuring three. Before that he torched a mosque. Federal hate-crime prosecutors said he did it because “he hated the Jewish community and Muslim community ….” And now? “[...]

December 5th, 2021 - 4:48 pm § in Jews

Who would vandalize Anne Frank’s memorial park?

Someone did in Boise, Idaho. Most Idahoans are decent people, but the state has a reputation for hosting neo-Nazis, who would be the “usual suspects” (minus the implication of innocence) in a case like this. Police are looking for the actual suspects; graffiti vandalism isn’t prote[...]

November 30th, 2021 - 3:20 pm § in Donald Trump, Jews

The madness of QAnon crowds

It began November 2, when “hundreds of QAnon supporters gathered in Dallas at the site of John F. Kennedy’s assassination because they believed that John F. Kennedy Jr. would appear and announce the reinstatement of Donald Trump as president.” (See story here.) John F. Kennedy Jr. was [...]

November 15th, 2021 - 7:35 pm § in Jews, Law and Courts

Teen arrested for synagogue arson

A Texas teen has been arrested for a Halloween night synagogue fire, ABC News reported on Monday, November 15, 2021 (read story here, more details here). Prosecutors charged Franklin Barrett Sechriest (photo, left), 18, with intentionally setting a fire at Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue in Austi[...]

October 26th, 2021 - 1:42 am § in Jews, Politics, Schools & Colleges

Who deserved a Nobel Prize, Ayn Rand or Toni Morrison?

Toni Morrison got a Nobel Prize, Ayn Rand didn’t, despite being more influential. That wasn’t decisive. Rand was a smart, serious, thinker; no question about that. (Bio here; profile here.) She wrote The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, which inspired generations of young people to beco[...]

October 24th, 2021 - 8:09 pm § in Jews, Law and Courts, Racism

It’s legal reckoning time for the Charlottesville neo-Nazis

In Charlottesville, harassment became violence, then injury and death, and now a big lawsuit. Lawyers bankrupted Idaho white supremacist Richard Butler (bio here), bulldozed his Aryan Nations compound, and converted it to a peace park (details here). Now, lawyers are going after the organizers of th[...]

October 17th, 2021 - 3:13 pm § in America, Foreign Affairs, Jews, Law and Courts

Calling torture by its right name

Last week, at least four Supreme Court justices referred to waterboarding as “torture.” I would have missed this tidbit if I hadn’t been perusing a Spokane newspaper looking for something else. What does Spokane have to do with this? Oh, only the fact a key facet of the George W. B[...]