- 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
- Murders in a Jerusalem
November 20, 2014 02:23AM
- One Sentence Oednesday: Near
November 19, 2014 12:55PM
- Don't drive like my brother
November 06, 2014 10:00PM
- Happy Birthday Lezlie
November 04, 2014 02:21AM
- Your Spiritual Safety: El Al
October 31, 2014 05:55PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I'm dreaming of a White
election where I vote
your guns sta…”
- “Some of the decorations
are pretty, sometimes good
are attached to the
- “Opposition to Obama is
clearly based primarily on
other than his
Sorry about the
speculation. Even though "I
- “We're all on the grassy
knoll cleaning our
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 »
He doesn't want to negotiate with Hamas over the formation of a Palestinian state. At the moment, no… Read full post »
I don't begrudge you your anonymity. Please don't begrudge me mine.
To the extent that I value you, it is for a number of reasons: Because of how you express yourself, because of what you care about and why, because of who you care about and why, because of how well you… Read full post »