See my post of Feb. 25, 2012: Plus Le Change.
NYC Mayor Michael Boomberg has announced a plan to combat school absenteeism.
Anyone with more than ten absences will get a phone call from a celebrity or sports figure such as Jose Reyes or Magic Johnson encouraging them to go to school.
How stupid is this idea?
I’m a chronic truant, my motivation is to hit the magic number so I get a phone call from a famous person.
How about a celebrity phone call for students who maintain stellar attendance records instead, Mayor Mental Midget?
Posted in Mosques, New York, Saudi Arabia, tagged Cordoba House, Islam, Mosques, New York, New York City, Newt Gingrich, Religious toleration, Saudi Arabia, Spain, World Trade Center on September 10, 2010 | 5 Comments »
Statement on the Proposed “Cordoba House” Mosque near Ground Zero
Newt Gingrich | July 21, 2010
There should be no mosque near Ground Zero in New York so long as there are no churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia. The time for double standards that allow Islamists to behave aggressively toward us while they demand our weakness and submission is over.
The proposed “Cordoba House” overlooking the World Trade Center site – where a group of jihadists killed over 3000 Americans and destroyed one of our most famous landmarks – is a test of the timidity, passivity and historic ignorance of American elites. For example, most of them don’t understand that “Cordoba House” is a deliberately insulting term. It refers to Cordoba, Spain — the capital of Muslim conquerors who symbolized their victory over the Christian Spaniards by transforming a church there into the world’s third-largest mosque complex. (more…)
A few days after the American Freedom Defense Initiative and Stop Islamization of America filed a lawsuit against New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) for refusing to run an ad campaign protesting the construction of an Islamic center in lower Manhattan, the agency has agreed to put up the posters. }} more »
Posted in Al Qaeda, Muslim, Muslims, New York, Obama, Politics, Shlomo Muslim PhD, Terrorism, War, tagged Ahmadinejad, Al Qaeda, Arafat, Hamas, Hari Sevugan, Hezbollah, Hussein, Iran, Muslim, Muslims, New York, Obama, Politics, Reverend Wright, Sen. John McCain, Shlomo Muslim PhD, Terrorism, War on April 26, 2008 | Leave a Comment »
Hamas endorses Obama.
Bin Laden is Muslim. So is Ahmadinejad. As were Arafat and Hussein. These people didn’t fight for democracy, human rights, and the American way. They supported terrorist organizations: al Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah.
Rev. Wright hates America. Iran chants “Death to America.”
These guys want Obama to be president.
Obama got 20 years of guidance from Rev. Wright, his guiding light.
And Obama still says he’s a healer. It reminds me of David Dinkins when he ran for Mayor of New York. He too said he was a healer.
Liberals came out in droves. Black and whites alike put him in office. (more…)
History and Memory
We Jews were commanded to remember. That’s why we are the most historically minded people with the longest and most tenacious memories.
Writing things down was just part of the process. During each generation we read and reread and study with others and learn and think about what history tells us. Each time we reread the old lines they mean more to us because we’re older, wiser and more experienced. Whether one believes in God or not, we remember what we wrote down and how later generations interpreted all the memories they retained. I’ll outline a few of the basics.
“May the families be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem”
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A CRITICAL First Amendment bill, the “Libel Terrorism Reform Act” is pending in both houses of the state Legislature. It was written in direct response to the Court of Appeals’ decision in the case of Ehrenfeld v. bin Mahfouz.
Rachel Ehrenfeld is an Israeli-American terrorism scholar and internationally recognized counterterrorism expert. In her book “Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is Financed and How to Stop It,” she identified Khalid bin Mahfouz, banker to the Saudi royal family and one of the world’s richest men, as a leading terrorism financier.
Ehrenfeld cites government documents as evidence for these particulars: }} more…
A Terrorist for Tea
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to address a forum at Columbia University on Monday; school President Lee Bollinger promises to ask tough questions. – News item
BOLLINGER: Mr. President, you say the Holocaust didn’t happen. That’s very hurtful. Don’t you know that hurts people’s feelings?
Ahmadinejad: The truth hurts, Bollinger. I hosted a conference at which it was conclusively demonstrated that 6 million Jews actually escaped Nazi Germany by journeying over the Alps into Switzerland, singing “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.” }} more…