Calls for civility are very frequent in American politics. Members of both political parties are called upon to reach across the aisle for the good of the country. In many places, the only time you reach across the aisle is to throw a punch. Perhaps he US Congress could pay for its perks such as […]
It sounds funny when peace activists go postal and get violent, but not for Joshua Magraff,whose peace activist roommates allegedly beat him and left him with seizures and life threatening injuries. There are plenty of “peace activists” who are full of bottled up rage,seeking to heal the world instead of themselves.
The New York Post published an article based upon a book by Jenny Nordberg, called The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan” Not surprisingly, women in Afghanistan, a society that is shockingly oppressive to women sometimes attempt to provide female children with a greater array of options, education and […]
Following is an edited version of an article that appeared on Magdeburgerjoe.com back in 2009. My favourite piece of paper money is worth nothing. I was in a flea market and stopped by a table with stamps and coins. There was Japanese occupation money. There was German inflation money. For sentimental reasons I bought a […]
Owning dogs among orthodox Jews is not very popular. One reason given is that dogs scare away guests. Years ago, the Jewish Press printed a story about Shabtai Zvi. According to the story, the Spanish Jews had a tradition that dogs would not bark at Moshiach. (messiah)When Shabtai Zvi came and declared himself to be […]
When the Cuyahoga County Recorder’s Office decided to charge two dollars a page to copy legal documents and transcripts, they were taken to court. The following is a performance by professional actors of a deposition that took place in the lawsuit. Every word in this performance was spoken by real people in the case. On […]
President Obama went to Chipotle’s in Washington DC, which is about as Democratic as any place in the country. You would think that people would ask him for autographs, applaud or stop to stare. Nothing of the sort happened. Not even one Obama groupie passed out. To the contrary, Obama was ignored by everyone in […]
Al Sharpton, who has been famous as a racial arsonist in Brooklyn during the Crown Heights Riots, the Korean fruit store boycott and other flashpoints of racial tension, has been rewarded with a program on MSNBC, which has been wildly successful among its estimated 337 listeners. Following are some of his odd encounters with a […]