Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Baffled.. But not surprised

Something that really confuses me is the total lack of logic on the part of the left-wing media. While it doesn't surprise me in the least, I do have a hard time understanding the justification for the vilifying of the Bush administration over
A) the war in Iraq
and
B) Darfur.
If you want to say that we should not be interfering in foreign countries militarily, that we should offer aid, but not send in soldiers, etc., fine. If you want to say that, due to our resources and our position in world politics, we should act as a police force wherever it is necessary, fine. But to say that it was wrong for us to go into Iraq, and at the same time, to condemn Bush for not having intervened militarily in Darfur? It's not even a double standard! It's just plain illogical! Then again, should we expect any better from the media, whose former subtle left-wing bias has long since lost it's subtlety? I guess not...

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Little Girl



Merry-go-round and half-scraped knees
Brown stuffed bears and ABC's
Monkey bars, swings and seesaws too
Scary big dogs and trips to the zoo

Little girl, don't grow up so soon
You'll have plenty of time to be old one day
Savor your childhood, live your dreams
Cuz the days of your youth soon slip away...

Make-up bag filled and perfect hair
Gorgeous earrings but nothing to wear
Jangling keys, c'mon let's go
We've waited so long, let's start the show

Little girl, don't grow up so soon
You'll have plenty of time to be old one day
Savor your childhood, live your dreams
Cuz the days of your youth soon slip away...

Shining face and silver crown
Grandma's tears and long white gown
Today's the end of your childhood
I hope it was long, and I hope it was good

Little girl, don't grow up so soon
You'll have plenty of time to be old one day
Savor your childhood, live your dreams
Cuz the days of your youth soon slip away...

Thursday, June 29, 2006

The HomeLand, The HeartLand... The HolyLand

And now, a message from Jameel

I would like to call your attention to a new intiative for the JBlogosphere:
JBloggers Stand with Israel. The message is apolitical -- you can stand with
Israel because this is the land of the Jews, because of political Zionism,
because of Eretz Yisrael, because it's the sole democracy in the Middle East, or
even if you just like my blog.

If you have a blog, go ahead and put up this
graphic
...

Sunday, June 25, 2006

JO and Evolution

The Jewish Observer just put out an issue dealing with Creationism vs. Evolution. It included articles detailing the history of the debate, current opinions on it, and "Evolution and Torah?". Aside from the fact that they really do not know what they are talking about on a scientific level, and also that they don't address macro vs. microevolution (nor are they likely to know what those terms mean), I just found it kind of funny. This has nothing to do with them! JO's target audience does not have children in publi schools. This really has no effect on them. Not to mention the fact that they are quite a few years late on this one... Though sometimes I enjoy and gain from the JO, this time I felt it was a waste of paper and a waste of time.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

American all the way

Your Linguistic Profile::
55% General American English
30% Yankee
5% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

Sfashkenaz? Ashkefard?

I was at a wedding last week, and and interesting question came up: AShkenazim fast n the day of their wedding, and Sephardim don't, so if an Ashkenaz girl is marrying a Sephardi boy, does she fast?

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Random Musings

Last night, I had a difficult situation to deal with, and when I retreated to my room, I was still thinking about it. I spoke with a friend of mine, and while I was still on the phone with her, I started thinking about how blessed I really am. I have so much good in my life. I have so many people who love me so much, and care about me and want the best for me, and are behind me 100%, people who would go to the end of the world for me. Forget the bad stuff in my life - I can't figure out why G-D is so good to me! I don't deserve any of the amazing things and people in my life. I deserve the pain I am going through, if not more. But how did I merit such good treatment? Why does G-D love me so much? And a scarier thought - by having all this good now, could I be using up zchusim I may need later on? Is there a limit to the Divine goodness one can receive? Is it like money - can I run out of "goodness credit"?