It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

04 July 2008

Jesse Helms is Dead. (UPDATED)

Fitting that Jesse Helms, a racist, homophobe, and xenophobe, by any measure, but a great lover of his country and his constitutional right to be those things, died on July 4th.  When he retired from the Senate I predicted that, like rivals Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, he and Fidel Castro would die on the same day.  Who would have thought that it would have ended up being the very same day as those two giants of American History.

The Castro Death Watch is on!

update: Well, it's July 5th and as far as I can tell Castro is still not dead.  So much for my prediction.  But the celebrity death trine is complete.

Summer of 2008 Celebrity Death Trine:

  1. Tim Russert
  2. George Carlin
  3. Jesse Helms

Wow.  That's a motley crew.

Fare thee well.


lililam said...

gosh, shtuey, I hope I'm not contaminating your blog. This post just reminded me of a show I watched on CSPAN during my CSPAN addiction- they had Fidel discuss shrub's brain damage as shown in his speeches- where's Fidel when you need him?

Shtuey said...

lililam, you come by as often as you like.