Book Jackie Mason for the Convention
Memo to the RNC: In 2008, the President got 78% of votes cast by Jewish citizens. Because they tend to participate at very high rates, this makes these votes even more important in such battleground states as Florida and Ohio. Everyone knows the buyers’ remorse which has set in amongst Jews. Want to close the deal, and raise the entertainment value of upcoming convention? Book | Read More »
Suggestions for the Romney economic plan
Dear Mitt: For the past several weeks I have been making calls on your behalf. I am making these calls in a swing state, and generally confident that the populace wants to replace an Obama administration with something else. When I ask what folks would like to ask you, or tell you, invariably it is this: He’s better than Obama. At this point, I would | Read More »
Why does anyone ever need a Glock?
The neighborhood where my late father operated a business was once if not lovely and upscale, then at least lively and proud. With time, it became less and less so. Windows sprouted bars. Residents fled to suburbs. Businesses fled with them. As he had for decades, each morning Father got up for the now longer drive to his place. Into his pants went a holster. | Read More »
You didn’t build it alone
To: Mitt R From: Ashland Avenue Re: Upcoming speech at Netanyahu dinner Dear Mitt: Please find below thoughts you may want to incorporate in your Tisha B”Av dinner with Prime Minister and Mrs. Netanyahu in Israel July 29. As you know, a fast is held each year on the Ninth (Tisha) of Av, commemorating the destruction of Judaism’s First and Second Temples. The holiday is | Read More »
Netanyahu’s July 29 invitation to the Romneys is a big deal
A good percentage of the Jews living in Florida, New York metro, Boston, Chicago and California do or will soon know that their holiday of Tisha B’Av is to be celebrated this year on July 29. It is a sad day, commemorating the destruction of Jerusalem’s First Temple (by the Babylonians), Second Temple (by the Romans) and the expulsions of Jewry from England and Spain | Read More »
Memo to Elizabeth Warren
To: Elizabeth Warren, Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law, Harvard Law School Dear Prof. Warren: I am a third year undergraduate at a university in Michigan. Given your background, I am taking the liberty of writing you for advice. As you undoubtedly are aware, in Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 306 (2003), the US Supreme Court upheld the University of Michigan Law School’s affirmative action admission | Read More »
Obama’s ‘Other Son’
This is the crime http://www.tulsaworld.com/site/printerfriendlystory.aspx?articleid=20120320_11_A1_ULNSet211200&PrintComments=1 They met on a blind date on Thanksgiving 1946, and within a month, Bob and Nancy Strait were married. For 65 years, the couple lived a happy life in Tulsa, raising their children and sharing their kindness with their family and everyone they met. “In the evenings, that’s what we did: sit on the porch and pick guitar and sing,” | Read More »
Here is the ‘why’: Court records show Robinson has been arrested at least 13 times since 2009, mostly on theft, burglary and minor drug charges. Records also show he skipped multiple hearings.
Here is the what: Homer Wright says he won’t hesitate to buy another gun — or use it to defend himself or his South Side tavern. The 81-year-old Englewood man who shot a teen who allegedly had broken into his home said Monday he was happy that weapons charges against him were dropped, but he was annoyed that cops had seized his gun. Here is | Read More »
This is my last election, Obama told the Russians. After my election I have more flexibility.
An open microphone gave the world today some idea of what Barrack Husein Obama might do if unfettered by the need to run for re-election. Speaking with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev at the Seoul meetings of world leaders, our President addressed Russia’s hopes that we neuter the missile shield defenses planned for Europe. Not realizing he was on live mike, our President told Medvedev for | Read More »
Behind Dartmouth’s fraternity hazing charges
Perhaps you have read of hazing charges at a Dartmouth fraternity. Here, from the student newspaper, www.thedartmouth.com, is the case The Undergraduate Judicial Affairs Office has charged 27 members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity with hazing violations during the fall 2011 pledge term, charges that could lead to the students’ suspension or permanent separation from the College if they are found responsible, according to SAE | Read More »