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Syag: Sorry you are having a bad day but “TKs” is a takeoff on “DKs” and has zero linkage to the Nazis, Y’S. And I’ve tried to limit my use of the term to those who have deliberately invoked T’s lies and falsehoods to troll. I’ve never had an issue with those who argue based on substantive policy perspectives. However, given the ongoing transition, I’ve permanently retired the term. As another former great Republican leader piously intoned at a similar time in our history, “you won’t have the Donald to kick around anymore”. Goodbye and good riddance.
“Trump’s lies were of inconsequential matters….”
Like the 2020 election and the riots at the capital.
Its one thing to know little…but something else to publicize your ignorance. Do you recall a certain congressman from Virginia who about 20 years ago was voted “the dumbest member of Congress” in the annual Washingtonian Magazine survey of its readers. Well, he learned of the voting outcome and the day before the story was published, he called a news conference on the steps of the Capital to issue a denial. At least some of the our resident Trumpkopfs have shown the sechel to lie low for a while.
Most importantly, as the new Majority Leader, Schumer will totally control the Senate agenda and what issues come up for debate and vote. The Presiding Officer ALWAYS gives the Majority Leader priority in obtaining recognition to speak on the floor. While the Constitution designates the VP as “President of theSenate” and also calls for a President pro tem, to serve as Senate leader when the VP is not present, the latter task is ministerial and typically falls to one of the most junior members of the majority party.
Senate rules give the presiding officer very little power so it is the Majority Leader or his designee (Durbin of Illinois) who, in practice, will manage the Senate. This is in contrast to the House of Representatives, where the elected Speaker of the House (based on a vote of BOTH parties0 has a great deal of discretionary power.
The 2 new Senators from Georgia and Padilla the new Senator from California(who is replacing KH who resigns tonight) will be sworn in tomorrow. At that point, KH will vote as President of the Senate (rather than as Senator) to cast the tie-breaker vote and make Schumer the new majority leader. Not very complicated.
To Daas Yochid. And you think there is something wrong with taking account of segments of the population who don’t have good access to health services and who have suffered a disproportionately high rate of infection and death?
“Is this a purposely low goal to then beat expectations…”
What world do you live in? If they are successful in getting 100 million Americans vaccinated by the end of April, that will be a neis m’shamayim. The rollout at the state level has been a disaster and will not be so quickly “fixed”. Watching the heart-wrenching photos of elderly lined up for hours, including some in wheelchairs, after spending for a “confirmed” time slot makes you wonder how they will get even close to that target.
Sounds like you are talking about the family focused Front Page magazine in Monsey. Strange that they share the identical (FrontPage) name as a well known online political journal/blog published by a right-wing, Islamophobic yid named David Horowitz.
It would be illegal and politically toxic to prioritize by any racial or ethnic criteria. Do it by zip codes that have the highest infection/mortality rates.January 17, 2021 6:04 pm at 6:04 pm in reply to: Last Chance for Trump: accept responsibility for Jan/6 violence; alologize for f #1939614
Trump’s plan is to continue to make money off the millions of hard-core Trumpkopfs who truly believe hie is their political moishiach. The worship him as a larger than life, diety. Part of that scam is to NEVER, NEVER admit he was wrong or acknowledge having made a mistake. Within days after “apologizing” for his Access Hollywood comments about assaulting women, he was already walking it back and claiming that on reflection, “it didn’t sound like me” and asserting the tape was likely a fake. If anyone thinks he will now have a deathbed conversion, you are very sadly mistaken. He was, is and forever will be the vile, disgusting human being that makes him so loved by the Trumpkopfs.g To change his persona now will destroy the Trumpkopf money machine.
Another factor in BC risk is the incredible concentration of ownership. While estimates vary, the general consensus is that 80 to 90 percent of bitcoins that have been mined as of year-end 2020 are held by fewer than 0.5 percent of BC investors. If even a few of those owners decide to liquidate at the same time, the value will drop so fast, there is really no way to hedge.
What is the third “yes” responding to?
Is it mutar to carry bitcoin on shabbos?
Important to distinguish BC (bitcoin) from BC (blockchain)…..the former doesn’t seem to have yet taken off as an alternative currency as much as a speculative “store of value”, whereas the latter (i.e. blockchain technology) already has incredible functionality and likely to become pervasive in our economy over the longer term.
Dems make stupid comments because its in their DNA. When they form a firing squad, its generally a circular formation and self-destructive.
Trumpkopfs (aka recovering Republicans) actually are much better shots and form a linear tactical position which can have real consequences, and just did.
Yes, yes and yes.
Gave the kids their chanukah gelt in BC and it nearly doubled in a month in the past 6 weeks before dropping back a bit in the past few days. Whats really weird is that it was initially viewed as an uncorrelated “safe haven” kind of investment like gold but has become a speculative product which has drawn a lot of money from gold. Now that several of the major investment banks (JPM, BR, etc) have taken positions, it has given BC legitimacy and attracted more institutional money.
If you can’t handle the incredible (10-15 percent) daily volatility of BC (or the other coins), consider investing in the BC miners or trusts holding BC products which are still crazy volatile but not as much as the coins. You also have to worry what happens the first time we wake up and some big holder announces that their BC wallet has been hacked and a gazillion dollars in virtual currency has vaporized.
If the Dems were politically smart, which they rarely are, they would get out front of the voting security issue and try to enact some legit type minimum standards for voter certification and ballot security. This can be done without “suppressing” legitimate voters. Ideally, we should move all elections online as several states have been doing for years but I doubt there are the votes for a federal mandate given that constitutionally, states really control the nuts and bolts of how elections are conducted.
“Perhaps social media isn’t the best place to be getting our news”
“If you read it on the internet it has to be true” : Albert Gore, inventor of the internet, July 16, 2002.
Is YWN considered “social media’???
When all of this is “over” and we are back to some degree of “normal” (whatever those terms mean), this country needs to step back and rethink what is essential. One of the biggest mistakes, among many, was putting school teachers towards the bottom of the list of “essential” workers. Before this is over, an entire generation of kids, especially those with limited resources, will have lost 1.5 years of their education which will be hard to make up quickly. Having kids at home has also made it virtually impossible for many parents to return to work, once their workplaces had been deemed “safe”.
Why is everyone so excited??
Go and watch the video of the police officer having his head bashed in by the fire extinguisher or the other one being crushed in the doorway by he rioters while the vile animal sits in the WH wathcing the events real time and sadistically enjoying the reality show he fomented. THATS WHY. He needs to be humiliated, punished and made to suffer both now and once he is dragged out of the door next week by the secret service kicking and screaming so the c’v any future president of ANY party will know there are consequences for this kind of direct and active facilitating violent insurrection or even violent rioting.
Other than that, I agree that we shouldn’t care.
If this peaceful gathering of “patriots” had marched from the Trumpkop’s rally at the white house to the capital and then hakofos around the capital screaming “Donald is Moishiach” and “Stop the Genevah” then I would agree with some of the posters above. However, this was a deliberate call for violence by the President that energized a mob of right wing militants to rush the capital and engage in the mayhem and violence we have now seen. Instead of joining the mob as he had just promised, he walked back to his office and sadistically watched the gruesome violence against the capital police and did nothing for over an hour as the telephone calls from the Capital were begging him to speak out and stop the violence.
“But what happened right after Trump won in 2016?
Mobs of Libs gathered together [outside the capital] – Screaming – Not My President!”
Health: For perhaps the ONLY time I agree with you 100 percent.
There were MOBS of women (and some men) wearing silly-looking pink wool hats carrying not so nice photos of the Trumpkopf yelling not my President (and a few other chants inappropriate for the CR. There were even some frum women attending. However, I searched all over the news sites (both left and right) and couldn’t find the videos of them storming the capital, and bashing the heads of police with fire extinguishers or dragging them down a concrete staircase while they were beaten with bats and flagpoles. I couldn’t find videos of a son or daughter of a frum federal judge running through the capital hallways carrying stolen items and giving interviews to the media and then returning to Brooklyn to adoring crowds.
I guessed i missed it all so could you provide the links (if the mods allow) to the coverage of these left wing terrorists in D.C. after Trump’s election (and not some links to BLM rioting in Portland or Minneapolis)
The new mantra from Fox and many Republicans in Congress is that there “shouldn’t be any consequences or punishment’ for those poor misguided terrorists who stormed the Capital last week or their facilitators on social media etc.since doing so will “further radicalize” all the patriotic Trumpkopfs. Actually, not doing so will only create incentives for more such actions on the far right AND LEFT.
Sorry, but actions have to have consequences and Biden needs to be willing to directly confront the far left of his party along with the Trump crazies. Otherwise, there really will be no way of moving back to some degree of a centrist political coalition.
So there is a broigas as a matter of “principle” over few hundred dollars?? Given all the possible issues related to a chassanah during these difficult times, if either parents were “adults”, they would just agree to pay 100 percent of the dollars in dispute and move on. This is about as petty a disagreement I’ve heard in quite a while and reflects incredible immaturity on both sides. Grow up and mazel tov and enjoy the simcha.
Well, that cholera has suddenly decided its a great time to fly down to Texas on AF1 at a cost of millions of taxpayer dollars to hold a photo op with a newly completed section of his fashtinkene (spelling?) wall on Tuesday. Ideally, the Border police will leave him on the Mexican side of the wall but sadly, the Mexicans don’t want him either.
In some states, you cannot expect elderly to line up and wait 8-12 hours in the cold like they do in South Florida. It shouldn’t be that difficult to set up online appointments so that you can go to a designated location within a 2-3 hour window and get vaccinated. Some states are “overthinking” their plans and making this sound like brain surgery rather than something akin to a flu shot, albeit with a bit more post-vaccination monitoring for 15 minutes.
We have tried fox and coyote urine, moth balls, and just about all the chemical irritants known to science (fencing is not a practical option given the property configuration) . Nothing works when you have an overpopulation of deer in semi-rural area where hunting is prohibited and few natural predators (other than vehicles which are not so natural). I wish there was some way to “capture alive” and find some local shlachthous with good hashgacha to provide venison.
There will be no resignation, no impeachment and no invocation of the 25th Amendment. Obviously, I wish he were gone asap but for the next 12 days, nothing can be accomplished. The bipartisan congressional leadership have spoken with the Joint Chiefs and they will ignore any 11th hour order to do something stupid. Career staff at the federal agencies will do likewise to sabotage any last minute efforts to engage in vindictive and destructive actions on his way out the door.
The most effective way now to express disgust for the cholera in the WH would be for both houses of Congress to vote on Monday to censure the President for his actions this week. That would put them all on record and require them to vote up/down on their positions.
TVOP: I think in the context of this thread, Jackk is not suggesting that trans-gender individuals be counted for a minyan but simply assuring that they are not subject to overt discrimination ion civil law matters.
Since we have relatively limited space and an interest in oriental landscaping, we have focused on our Japanese dwarf evergreen gardens more so than usual. We typically make a trip every year or two to several nurseries in the Northwest to get ideas and occasionally add a new specimen. We’ve given up on trying to grow vegetables due to a combination of limited sun (too many really big Oaks and Poplars) and a really insolvable deer problem. Also, a lot more cooking at home has opened the door to a plethora of previously unknown (to us) special kosher food suppliers.
Try asking for “adjoining rooms” rather than “suites”. Typically they are configured with a single king/queen bed in one room and two queen/double beds in the adjoining room which is the most commonly requested configuration for families where the parents stay in one room and the kids in the other.
Joe Biden will be president at 12:01 PM on January 20th only because hashem wanted him in the Oval Office. Thats the way it was determined to be whether you call it a “democracy” or “autocracy” or just a country temporarily under the control of a lunatic.
Common Saychel: While I respect much of your offerings here, I think the biggest mistake many of us made over the past 4 years was to somehow expect that once elected President, there would be a “pivot” towards civility and normalcy, that NEVER came. This guy was always a vile, narcissistic bully in his business dealings were never conducted with “respect’ or in accordance with commercial “norms”. He is going out the same way he went in, and a lot of us (myself included) were fools for believing in some “pivot” that never came. Indeed, I will leave it to those with professional training as to whether the Oval Office actually worsened an already self-destructive downward spiral.
Today’s mindless rants of Repubicans accusing their political opponents of being “radical socialists” are a pathetic shadow of their 1950s predicates accusing political opponents of being “Communists”. Today’s Senate has perhaps 2 or 3 Dems out of 50 who at times have advocated economic policies akin to some of those in “socialist” economies. On the House side, the number is about 10 to 15 out of roughly 225.
As to those who tonight have somehow argued that the Trumpkopf asked for a “peaceful protest” after first ordering his followers dressed in military lvush to “march to the Capital” and then waiting for over an hour after they broke into the House and Senate chambers to issue his plea for peace, look in the mirror and try to keep a straight face. Again, a bleated kol hakovod to Republicans like Pence, Graham, Mike Lee, Chip Roy etc. who decided that they did not want to be remembered in the history books as servile sycophants to Trump.
If you could have a private dinner with one living person (not a politician to conform to the terms of the OP) who would it be? Just to be mindful of tzinius concerns, if the person you have in mind is of the opposite gender, who would you suggest to your spouse or friend?
Also, Kol Hakovod to VP Pence for belatedly finding his backbone and finally saying ITS OVER and pushing back on the insanity of the Trumpkopf and Crazy Rudy and saying enough is enough and allowing the elector verification process to move forward (albeit delayed by the required debate for the objections I suspect will be raised against verification for 6 or 7 states). Its never to late to do political tshuvah.
Mazel tov to the NEW SENATE MAJORITY LEADER, SEN. SCHUMER (excuse all caps) While the dirtbag in the WH was tweeting his lies and his vermin were rioting on Capital Hill, the vote count in Georgia was complete and with two new Democratic Senators, Schumer is now the Majority Leader. In two weeks, we will have Democratic President, Democratic House and Democratic Leadership.
Another vote for the Hilton…We stayed there 2 years ago for a simcha and it was clean and reasonably priced. I was surprised how few good options there were.
I’m as “progressive” as anyone else in the CR but this meshugaas about referencing a specific person in a conversation among many people as “they” rather than “him/her” is a bit crazy and frequently results in confusion, especially now on Zoom conference calls where you are referencing the negotiating position of a specific party versus another group. Most major law firms and investment banks have adopted rules similar to those in the House but with all respect, they are VERY confusing even though the objective of inclusion is laudatory.
Syag: I’d probably learn to sew.
Well, the big evening “Stop the Steal” rally is over. You can easily find some early video on Utube and the right wing websites. As the Trumpkopf would say “it was Huuuge”.
Several hundred attendees, 95 percent guys in their late 20s to early 40s dressed in camo jackets listening to one right wing nutcase initially leading a chant whose only intelligible lyrics were “XXX Antifah” followed by an even more bizarre “medical expert” claiming that Covid was “fake” but then touting his own magical drug that cured 100% of the (fake) cases he treated. (And no, it was different from Reb Zelko’s HCQ Coctail). He ended the spiel with an impassioned demand that all the ehrliche (maskless) Trumpkopfs shivering in front of the stage “hug someone you don’t know so we can make tonight a MASS SPREADER EVENT” like lhe ones they have at the White House. Sadly, most of these camo dressed guys looked to their left and right and seemed very uncomfortable with the directive to get “up close and personal” with a fellow Trumpkopf. As the music started playing, the headed off into the night excited about the BIG WILD EVENT tomorrow AM a few blocks away on the elipse where the TRUMPKOPF himself will be the major attraction.
Sadly, we will miss this type of SNL level comedy once BORING Joe moves in to the WH in about 3 weeks, after fumigation and disinfection are completed.
Syag: Too bad you still cannot understand that many parents absolutely need some level of child-care assistance and there simply aren’t that many frum bnos yisroel willing to step forward to do this kind of work on a regular basis at near-minimum wage. I suspect those parents would be thrilled if they had the option of hiring a young Jewish woman who would care for their kids while offering a model of torah and hashkafah.
“Trying to figure out why Jews should have any opinion regarding the text of a prayer given by a Christian minister….”
Charlie: Your missing the point. If he had finished the prayer with a a simple “Uuumein”, he would have locked in support from all the Litvishe members of the House. Instead, he offended everyone except for the more progressive Dems.
If he had just said “Uuumiiine v’ Uuumiiine” no one would have been offended.
I also think there are two entirely separate tracks being addressed in respond to the OP. There are non-Jewish “nannies” placed by specialized agencies, many of whom are live-in and care for children on an as needed basis, assist in virtual learning etc. such while the parents are at work or on travel. They are fully documented, well-trained and well-paid. There are also non-jewish child-care aides who come to the home a few hours a week to help clean, take the younger kids for a walk etc and generally earn a minimum wage. Two totally different worlds and raise totally separate issues.
Agree, if either of us had known about whatever incident you are referencing or if the OP had used the incident as the basis for the thread. I presume the Mods thought it was OK or maybe they too weren’t aware of the connection you are making.
DY. I certainly wasn’t aware of any recent news page story linked to the OP and I suspect others weren’t either. I don’t think anything said here was meant to target or in any way criticize the behavior of any family suffering a tragedy such as you suggest.
CA: Again, in a perfect world, a nanny or child care assistant wouldn’t be necessary and parents could take of all their kids’ needs. A loving mother and father are ALWAYS the best nanny. However, in many cases thats not today’s real world (we could debate why on another thread) so for many families help is necessary. Likewise, relative few frum young women seek out the formal training for child care (not a college degree) which are prerequisites for most agencies who do the background checks on child care assistants they place. If you are talking about simply hiring a young woman off the street with no training, than obviously thats a problem whether she is jewish or non-jewish.
” why would you trust your precious nechomas to a shiksa?”
Because many of those “shiksas” as you mindlessly refer to non-jewish women, are much better trained in child-care and willing to work hard to assist working parents or those with large families. They are not substitute parents but in many cases are critical to the ability of those parents to earn a parnassah and give individual time to each of their children. Obviously, if there is a responsible baas yisroel who is equally well-trained and willing to work the long hours, than that would be ideal.
Now we know why you are so bored. You must still be living in a time warp. Rod Rosenstein resigned back in May 2019 and is now a partner at K&S. Jeff Rosen (who replaced Rosenstein as acting AG) became acting AG on Christmas Eve when Barr “went back to spend more time with his family” (or to avoid being fired by the Trumkopf for not finding evidence of systemic election fraud). If you don’t even know who is the Acting AG, not sure we should have any confidence in your constitutional scholarship.
UJM: I guess you get some perverse pleasure in knowingly flaunting your ignorance of constitutional law (or any “legal” issue for that matter). In addition to the points made by CT lawyer above, perhaps the most breathtakingly stupid comment is that the “AG gets to determine” the constitutionality of any law. Nope. He (or any aggrieved party that can demonstrate standing) can ask a court to make such a finding but cannot unilaterally make such a determination. Otherwise, it would render the legislative branch a nullity. SCOTUS gets to revisit a prior decision and decide it was “wrongly decided” but Presidents don’t have that option.January 3, 2021 3:43 pm at 3:43 pm in reply to: President Donald J. Trump: A Modern Day Alexander the Great #1934886
“Alexander was an alcoholic and a retarded nut job”
Azoy, but there is no evidence that he was also a narcissistic and adulterous deviate.