Month: November 2008

Citi Bunk and Recess Appointments

Bush did it before, and he (and his administration) are doing it again. It seems that weekends and any time not burdened by the weight of the free market are excellent times for the government, and specific companies, to do…

Embarrassment = Murder

Watch more ET videos on AOL Video There is a strong Jewish prohibition against embarrassing someone in public: public humiliation is equated with murder. Character assassination is almost unknown, except in cases when it is unexpected. Reality television has leapt…

Stupid People with Top Hats

One of the most irritating things about President-Elect Obama’s win is the number of entirely insane people with whom I must interact or read about. Whacko nutjobs in Kenntucky (is anyone keeping track of their sanity, let alone literacy, statistics)…

I Have Been Blessed to See This Day Come

It’s a peculiarly Jewish custom to recite a blessing when encountering an incredible moment in one’s personal history. We have a blessing on seeing rainbows, awesome sights, and living to see yet another year’s holidays. Today is a day of…