Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Israel is 60, or 12 Years Younger Than John McCain

  • What I'm Watching/Listening To/Reading:
    • Hey, did John McCain quote Chairman Mao on "The Daily Show" tonight? Between him and Stewart, only one of them was getting laughs. I'll let you guess which one.
    • The funniest moment was when Stewart made a crack about how Al-Qaeda's worst nightmare would be, rather than McCain, if they got to heaven to find out that the 72 women weren't virgins: "These 72 women are whores!" McCain made some kind of weird squealing noise and spun around in his chair, looking uncomfortably off-stage.
    • America finally got one right with Jason Castro gone. How I wish they would have let Simon say one more thing after they announced the vote. You might have seen Simon; when they went to Castro one last time, he was the judge who wasn't clapping. Rewind it, it's obvious.
  • Random Thoughts/Links:
    • I present to you the worst movie trailer of the year.
    • There are some scary people out there.
    • Now that the general election race is on, let's go back to a poll from last week. Voters are more concerned about McCain's association with Bush than Obama's association with Wright. Makes sense right? The President has actively done more to harm the country.
  • Daily Rave:
    • Today marks the 60th anniversary, in the Hebrew calendar, of the formation of the State of Israel. It's America's greatest ally in the world. It's the only democracy in the Middle East. Its military persistence helped avoid World War III in 1973. More than anything else, to me, it's a country founded on the protection of people that were murdered and driven from their homes of hundreds of years. It's a true sanctuary for Jews around the world, something that people my age take for granted. We may not face anti-Semitism on a daily basis, but there is a safety net if it pops up again. Many thanks to the struggles of the early Zionists, from Herzl on, and to those that continue to preserve and protect it.

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