Jewish Community: Black Lives Matter No Matter What

I’m going to take a break from my gleeful Trump posts to deal with an important issue that is coming up in the Jewish world. I apologize for the length, but I think this controversy demands a thoughtful response.In case you missed it, the release of The Movement for Black Lives’ new platform, Vision for Black Lives, has raised the ire of many in the organized Jewish community.Organizations ranging from the institutional (Boston Jewish Community Relations Council) to the progressive act … [Read more...]

What Scares Trump? Black Votes Matter

Whiny little brat Trump mocked a woman with a crying baby at his rally yesterday for thinking he was serious when he first said that her baby wasn’t bothering him.I guess the crying baby was just too much competition for his own infantile behavior. Frankly, sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between Trump and a shrieking toddler.Today’s whaa-whaa-whaa is all about how the election is going to be rigged and stolen from him. I loved the Washington Post’s web headline: “For Trump, a … [Read more...]

With Trump, Nothing Is “Too Far”

Everywhere that I turn, the media are asking, “Did Trump go too far with his attack on Khizr and Ghazala Khan?” as if this is the first time that he’s “gone too far.”What is “too far” with Trump, anyway? Is it supposed to be the point at which somebody in the Republican leadership demonstrates a modicum of human decency by abandoning party tribalism and finally renouncing him?Is that the definition of “too far?”If that’s the case, then we’ve already got our answer. There is no “too fa … [Read more...]

Don’t Like Hillary? How Does “Trump Administration” Sound?

So you don’t like Hillary? She’s too “crooked” for you? The Donald’s tabloidian designation of her has taken root in your mind and heart?Well, the only “crookedness” I’ve seen with her is an understandable excess of caution with regard to her privacy leading to the email server issue. Otherwise I’ve seen a woman in public service all of her life. I’ve seen a politician who basically shares most of my values and has made decisions that I agreed with, decisions I disagreed with, and decisions I … [Read more...]

Republican Jewish Coalition Is Spineless

My previous post about Trump raised the hackles of a couple of members of the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC). They were upset that I dared to compare Trump to Hitler.For the record, I did not compare Trump to Hitler. I did call him the the führer. But that's just the German word for leader.What I actually did point out was that there is no shortage of unrepentant Jew-haters pulling for Trump. And I asked Jewish Trump supporters if they weren't just a wee bit concerned that they were ge … [Read more...]

What Do Sheldon Adelson, Stormfront, the KKK, and Louis Farrakhan Have in Common?

I have to say that I’m beginning to understand why evangelical ministers protest about their 501(c)(3) restrictions on speaking up about candidates at official functions or in their publications.I’m feeling their frustration as I am muzzled by the same rules at my Secular Humanistic Jewish congregation at a time when I really want to speak up about Donald Trump. I guess I’ll just have to do what everyone else does and blog about it.Today I want to talk to any Jewish Republicans who might … [Read more...]


Warning: This post contains bad words. Sorry about that. But we’re all adults here and Science now says that people who curse have better vocabularies.I think that the funniest thing about Donald Trump’s use of the Yiddish word schlong is his denial that he said anything weird.The word really means “serpent.” But just like many people use that word as a synonym for penis, in Yiddish and English (or Yinglish) it pretty much exclusively refers to a penis.Also, schlong is a noun. I’v … [Read more...]

Ben Carson Hates Israel!

Ben Carson speaks with great authority about the Bible. This is in spite of the fact that Ben Carson doesn’t know seem to know anything about the Bible.Last week he was asked about why he opposes gay marriage. He remarked that legalizing it now opens the door to the “the next natural question”: Why should we not open marriage up to polygamy?The whole gay marriage issue, he noted, shows how America is ignoring “the word of God” and tossing “the whole thing in the garbage.”But it is act … [Read more...]

Francis and Kim

I was not planning to write about the visit of the Bishop of Rome, whom I unaffectionately refer to as Pope Fluffy.But that was before I read about his meeting with Kim Davis.Yesterday’s edition of the Times reported that Fluffy was asked what he thought about government employees who refuse to do their jobs: Asked about government employees who refused to discharge their duties as an act of religious conscience, including refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay couples, Francis did n … [Read more...]

Now ALL the Jews Hate Ann Coulter!

All the Jews are up in arms about Ann Coulter.Liberal Jews, like liberal everyone-elses, have been pointing out for years that this woman is a rabid racist. Her latest book alone should be enough to demonstrate that.But now all the Republican Jews are whining about her, too. They've suddenly discovered that she’s just as much a Jew-hater as a hater of all people who are not white northern Europeans.Here’s the odd thing. Taken as a whole, what Coulter tweeted was not the most inac … [Read more...]