"Bonfires of the Vanities"
(in theaters 1990)
Our Jewish holiday of Lag B'Omer starts Wednesday evening and commemorates our fighting Jewish spirit. Bonfires all over Israel are lit to embody our spirit of resiliency as history is shared when Bar Kochba led the 2nd Jewish revolt against the Romans in 132 CE that lasted 3 years. One of the reasons for the revolt was the Roman's decree to outlaw our
. I assume 8 day old Jewish boys weren't part of that revolt. To learn more about his holiday, check out this site:
(in theaters 1987)
The simple request to publicly wish greetings to Israel on Michigan Radio is still in dispute as they continue to deny our request to say "Happy Birthday Israel" while the international newswires continue to pick up the story. It made the Israeli media as well as the Arab American News (whose perspective was a bit different than ours). I was also supported and interviewed on WJR. If you want to see the various stories, you can google "Happy Birthday Israel" and click on News. NPR has a negative reputation concerning stories about Israel so you'd like that instead of bending over backward to find excuses not the air the benign message, they might just allowed the message to be read to prove they aren't bias. Instead, they proved the opposite.
(in theaters 1997)
Why does Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism exist? For centuries, Jews have tried to help make this world a better place, yet throughout our existence, people continue to hate us. Could it be the lies perpetuated and passed down through the generations. Here is just the tip of the (Lying) Iceberg. Sadly the full list is nearly endless.
Lies against Jews and Israel
Jews kill Christian children to use their blood for Matzah.
The holocaust never happened or was
Lie: Israel only exist because of Holocaust guilt
Israel is an Apartheid State
Lie: Jews were responsible for 9/11
Lie: Israeli policies are the cause for global anti-
Lie: Israel plans to change the status quo of the Temple Mount
Lie: Israel plans to destroy the al-Aqsa mosque
Lie: Settlement construction causes violence.
Lie: Zionism = Natzism
Lie: Jews plan to control the world according to the fabricated book, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
Some of these lies are so outrageous, they are actually funny. If you google, The Top Five Most Hilarious Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories in Tablet magazine, you might even get a laugh out of this obscurity. While
Lies fly, the Truth gets stuck in the mud. To move forward, we must decimate the chain of lies used to fuel hatred in each
new generation and shine a spotlight on the Truth.
"The Mosquito Coast"
(in theaters 1986)
Speaking of the good work Israel does for the world, an Israeli tech genius is helping to solve the Zika problem. Their effort is not with a vaccine but with eliminating the pecky viral host. Did you know mosquitos are responsible for millions of deaths each year elevating them to the deadliest creature on earth. An Israeli tech company is developing a non-spraying environmentally safe product that lures in the "killers" and then kills them. Of course, this product would be added to the numerous other lifesaving devices invented by Israel.
(in theaters 2011)
Another killer is Polio. Though it is nearly eliminated from our human race, Pakistan and Afghanistan are the two remaining countries where it still threatens children's live. Parents in this region have resisted treatment due to political lies. Bravo to the women nurses who risk their lives to help save these children from contracting the deadly polio disease. The Television show Vice did an episode on the dilemma and of course the locals accused the nurses of being Israeli spies sent to harm their children. But progress is being made by these brave nurses who could succeed in reaching the remaining unvaccinated children by the end of this year.
The treatment is so promising that the FDA is fast tracking it to patients even before the final results are compiled.
(in theaters 2001)
How could this be...? It feels like Trump is fast tracking it to the White House. How did he morphed from a Headline Grabbing Con Artist to a Pennsylvania Ave. Potential Resident with a void of knowledge to fulfill the job? Not sure how he's think his presidential paycheck would be funded as he boasts about paying as little taxes as possible. No way will we see his Tax Returne before the election. Many of his supporters are thugs as evident when the journalist who wrote about his wife in GQ (to the dismay of Melania) was bullied and harassed (with disgusting anti-semitic rants). The attacks were do violating that Julia Ioffe had to file a police report. Melania's response was that Julia provoked the attacks and Donald wouldn't condemn them either.
We can not allow this man to violate our country. The whole crux of this election is not the concern of the next 4-8 years (though much damage could be done then too), it's about the next 20-30 years of a Supreme Court with an even split right now and the potential to continue the extremely conservative (anti-women, pro-big money controlling elections and legislators, anti-environment, anti-civil rights...) agenda. The Bully has names several potential SCOTUS judges and each is more extreme than the next. We must get out the vote to prevent this catastrophe.
Too important to allow Trump to fill this vacancy.
(in theater 1999)
Voting should not be a burden. We need to increase our voter turnout as the US is 4th from the bottom for the worst country in percentage of voter turnout. Bravo to Oregon, California, West Virginia and Vermont for instituting automatic voter registration once you apply for or renew your driver's license. If you or anyone you know needs to register to vote, please click here:
"The Naked Gun"
(in theater 1988)
No doubt Ted Nugent is a fan of Bullying Trump as he too is a bully and a disgrace to our great State of Michigan. Shame on him for posting this pro-gun, anti-Hillary edited video of Bernie shooting Hillary during a debate.
80 Americans die every day from gun violence, yet since 1996, Congress has prevented the CDC from any gun research that could save lives through the Dickey Amendment which bans any CDC funding to be used to "advocate or promote gun control". Even Congressman Dickey who penned this Bill regrets the extent it has taken. If you'd like to learn more about this Bill and sign a petition to help end this atrocity, please click here:
"The Music Man"
(in theater 1962)
Here's a tune to start out your musical weekend.
Wishing you and your family a