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Charlie, are you on the record as having stated that you will reserve judgement on the sexual harassment allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, Roy Moore and President Trump until the investigations are complete? Or do you reserve such hypocrisy only for allegations against Democrats?
CY: Avi Weiss is also referred to by his adherents as a highly regarded Orthodox TC and posek.
Reb Eliezer: Incorrect. The Republicans do not support stopping welfare, food stamps, medicaid, WIC, HEAP, Section 8, etc. The NEVER advocated discontinuing them. And, in fact, the vote every year to fund them in their proposed budgets.
Yseribus: The Democrats oppose repealing the Second Amendment. So your point is pointless.
DY: There are certain positions that if a candidate supports that would disqualify him from people voting for him regardless how good he is on all other issues. For example, if a candidate supported legalizing murder (of living people) even if supported fully funding Yeshivos and supported every other cause important to the Jewish community, it would be wrong for anyone to support him. Especially if in his elected position he could have any influence on effecting that terrible position he advocates into public policy.
Legalizing murder is an extreme example. But who is to say that support of abortion or public support of toeiva aren’t disqualifiers as well.
Charlie, if he’d accurately call himself Mr. Avi Weiss and stick to defending Jews in the political arena and stay out of the religious arena, virtually no one would find fault or criticize him.
The biggest internal antisemism is by left-wing Jews against Jews more to their right
Of course this is openly visible by those like the Reform/Conservative against the Orthodox. But it’s also true, even if less visible, among certain left-wing Yarmulka donning who call themselves Orthodox but attack those they deem extremely “too frum”.
You might consider these victims the Jews’ Jews. P
Like father, like son.
Charlie, explain the difference, if any, between Eric Yoffie and Avi Weiss.
AAQ: I personally support vaccinating. I have not asked a shaila. I haven’t yet vaccinated. My rabbonim have not taken a public position on vaccinating. But I’ve heard bona fide Gedolim, who everyone agrees are Gedolei Yisroel (as well as bona fide regular rabbonim and poskim), on both sides of the vaccination issue.
And I think my situation is very common.
GHD: I’m all for vaccines, but don’t pretend that Gedolei Yisroel are unanimous on this. You have Gedolim on both sides.
ENS: YCT and OO are bona fide apikorsum, in the same way Reform and Conservative are bona fide apikorsum. It is a befeirush mitzvah to mock them.
DY: How was he transparent this time? Did Fauci say take whatever vaccine is available since that is good for society even though it may not necessarily be best for you?
Is it proper to recommend what is best for public policy even if it may be bad advice for different individuals?
Where did I ever say he never said anything offensive? You must have confused me with someone else. Frankly, I doubt there’s one in a million people alive who never said something offensive in 30 years.
As far as Sandra Fluke, everything Rush said about her was on target and well deserved. She was publicly advocating for free contraceptives to unmarried college students, whining that 40% of them can’t afford it. Here’s a little tip Sandra: offer the practice of abstinence for unmarried folks rather than publicly promoting immorality via governmental support of premarital relations.
And, again, if someone apologized for something you should be proud rather than faulting them and using their apology itself as proof of wrongness. I don’t recall you being angry at Barack Obama for what he offensively said about, and later apologized to, the Cambridge Police Department and Sergeant Crowley. Or about Obama’s apology for having lied when he claimed everyone will be able to keep their current health insurance plan after Obamacare would be passed, which turned out to be false.
ubiq: “I said no such thing.”
You certainly have said exactly that. To quote your own factually incorrect words: “Yet rush described those who want equal rights for women as “nazis” (almost) daily.” That hasn’t happened even once. And I’ll point out again — if he had said that “almost daily”, as you claimed, for 30+ years you should be able to point to a source very easily — in fact many sources over the 30+ years — of a direct verbatim quote or recording. Yet despite multiple requests you cannot produce even a single direct source.
And the fact that to prove he had made offensive comments in 30+ years of a daily show you had to resort to an apologized for incident from literally over a quarter of a century ago, with the Clinton family, further demonstrates how rare (not to mention how tame) it was.
ubiquitin: Your comment is further amplification and demonstration of exactly what I pointed out in my previous comment about people haven’t regularly listened to him trying to explain what he said based on third hand reports from the extremely biased and antagonistic mainstream media. How often have you listened to a good portion of his show? He isn’t and never was a bigot. Any reports otherwise are from the left, whether from the MSM or other organs of the left, falsely reporting or entirely misinterpreting him.
You write that he referred to Chelsea Clinton as the White House dog. Okay, that seems like an offensive comment. And you write that he apologized for it. Having an original show for 15 hours every week for over 30 years there’s bound to be some offensive commentary. Have you never made offensive comments? Have you never apologized? You ought to be lauding him for apologizing, not criticizing him for an error he apologized for. And, for the record, such mistakes by him were relatively quite rare. Additionally, referring to the president’s daughter as the White House dog is hardly the biggest aveira out there.
Now as far as your own demonstration of absolutely incorrectly describing Rush’s comments. You brought up the term feminazi. As Midwesterner nicely pointed out, do you even know how or in what sense he used that? Clearly not. Because you openly claimed he meant something he never did (and reapeatedly pointed out as such when the MSM claimed he meant exactly what you claimed, even though he never used it as such.) No, Rush never described those who want equal rights for women as “nazis” or any such thing. Those who he applied the term feminazis, and the ONLY group he ever applied it to, were those advocating for laws permitting abortion-on-demand for all and anyone who wanted it at anytime during pregnancy, and who furthermore encouraged as many abortions as possible. Supporting and encouraging killing millions and millions of innocent unborn children is at least arguably, for some fair-minded folks, considered to be nazi-like. He didn’t even apply that term to general supporters of abortion. Yet that fallacy you expressed that he used the term feminazi in lieu of the term feminist is another one (of many) of the falsehoods commonly attributed to Mr. Limbaugh.
As a side note, Rush was a strong supporter of Israel long before it was popular. He went to Israel in the early 1990s and received a personal tour of the country by Ariel Sharon, in addition to having a meeting with P.M. Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders. He was also a big supporter of Orthodox Jewish positions in the United States.
What anyone who spent any regular amount of time listening to Rush knows is that the left and the mainstream media and the comments above speaking ill regarding Mr. Limbaugh are from people who rarely (if ever) listened to him. All they know is third-hand claims about what he allegedly said. 99.8% of it is complete rubbish. (Note for the uninitiated: that percentage is a joke; but the point is not.)
Mr. Limbaugh, as his listeners well know, had a very good sense of humor. And he often used sarcasm to make his excellent points. And the nitwits who rarely listen to him, and don’t understand his humor, often and repeatedly took his sarcasm as being comments he said and meant literally. (They often did the same with President Trump.)
I can challenge anyone to produce a source (and not from his detractors) for any of the false claims made regarding what he said. (The man produced three hours of audio five days a week for over thirty years!; if he said it, surely there’s ample original source material to find and produce for us.) The vast majority of it will have absolutely no source; and the little that does will turn out to be from comments made not literally but rather Rush expressing a point humorously.
RE: It’s good you didn’t laugh since if you had I’d give you prozac.
But Trump bringing unemployment rates to the lowest in over half a century, especially among the poor and minorities who become richer under Trump than under Clinton, Obama or Carter, lifted many out of poverty into the middle class at a higher rate than anytime since the 1960s.
RE: For the poor.
The Trump economy was much better than the Clinton economy.
Apikorsum are rightfully cancelled.
RE: The pandemic shut down the WORLD economy. Right until the pandemic the American economy was booming the strongest in over half a century.
RE: Trump enriched the poor by building the strongest American economy in over half a century.
Bill Buckley disagreed with you. He held highly of Mr. Limbaugh as an intellectual.
huju: And which Democrat had the smarts, if any? Certainly not freshman Senator Obama, whose only previous experience was as a “community organizer”. Or Clinton, whose primary experience was as a philanderer and predator. Or Carter the peanut farmer.February 23, 2021 8:56 am at 8:56 am in reply to: Tznius — Not Directly Handing Items Between Men and Women #1951260
Another common geder (even more common than the above), especially among the older generation of prewar Europe and those who continued their hashkafos, is that unrelated men and women never call each other by their first name.
In fact, I’ve seen many who won’t even call their spouse by their first name when they’re among unrelated family members. The way I’ve heard husbands calling their wives when around others was “Herr Nur”.
midwesterner: Zel Miller, indeed, was one of the few good men. It’s too bad they are no longer in office.
The Republicans in general care far more for the poor than the Democrats ever have. Whereas the Republicans seek to enrich the poor by creating opportunities, the Democrats enact policies to keep the poor poor, in order to force them into government hand-outs they control with which they hope to buy their votes with.
Che was likely an affirmative action hire.
I’m speaking on a national level (including Congress). On the state level their may be a very small number of decent electeds from the party, even though offhand I can’t point to any. On the local level, I know, there’s still some good men left.
A truly great American:
Reagan, Buckley and Limbaugh were the three giants of American conservatism.
Rush, above all else, was a heavy weight (no pun intended) intellectual. That’s what his far-left detractors hated most, causing them to deny the truth. The left could never produce a counter-weight to Rush. Their only tool left was ad hominems utilizing fabrications and falsehoods, which are trademarks of the left.
There’s absolutely nothing Ted Cruz could do in Texas about the power outage that he couldn’t do remotely from anywhere else. Him physically being in Texas during the blackout would have accomplished nothing.
Moshiach is around the corner.
If the permit the vaccinated to go around unmasked and socially mingle closely, they’ll have no way to effectively stop those who are not vaccinated from taking advantage by acting in public as if they’re vaccinated.
You think you’re the only one who’s allowed to have multiple usernames? 😉
Meno, ghadora: You can buy it online. Why would you need to go to an ATM?
Yseribus: How’s it much different than day trading or playing the Forex market?
Bitcoin ATMs? You put in your debit card and it spits out bitcoins for you?
AAQ: What can we learn from Vashti?
We know that she was cruel to the Jews.February 16, 2021 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm in reply to: Biden Bringing in 11 Million Illegal Immigrants to Import More Democrat Votes #1949001
akuperma: Children tend to reach 18 years of age eventually.
DY: Because it causes the loss of much more useful establishments in the neighborhood, who are crowded out by high paying bank tenants.
In Boro Park there’s two Chase Bank branches within feet of each other — a small city block from one another. Historically one originally was a Chemical Bank branch while the other originally was a branch of Manafacturer Hanover Trust, which was later acquired by Chemical. Then Chemical purchased Chase Manhattan Bank and assumed its name, before buying J.P. Morgan to become J.P. Morgan Chase. But all that merging occurred decades ago and yet there still there next to each other.
With online banking able to accomplish 95% of banking services, there’s less and less need for physical branches. And for cash you can use an ATM anywhere.
Doesn’t the Medrash say that even though Vashti HaMalka was very pretty that Esther HaMalka was even prettier?
Freilichen Purim!February 15, 2021 4:46 pm at 4:46 pm in reply to: Do Rep. actually have an impeachable case against K. Harris or it’s just air? #1948470
Harris is more impeachable than Trump was.
Impeachment is merely a political process. If half the House plus one member agree to impeach an official because that official has a hair color they don’t like, they can legally impeach him.
Democrats have turned the impeachment process into a farce and a joke. They should expect to reap what they sowed when Democrats in the White House are easily impeached.