Our Commander of Embarrassment is in Europe attending the
Summit and will have a powwow with his BFF Putin, today. His arrival to Poland earlier in the week was met by protests of his Paris Accord withdrawal and his speech was pessimistic about the future of civilization. But let's focus on something more fun to report. Last week's, he posted a
CNN twitter attack
which was followed up with this clever response. Hope this brings a smile to your weekend:
Our country was built on the backs of brave, strong, dedicated appreciative immigrants, many of them were our grandparents or great grandparents. Lin Manuel Miranda deftly demonstrates and dedicates his new video called Immigrants (We get the job done) to those trailblazers.
Our fake "commander" fakely portrays immigrants as criminals and terrorist. In fact, most risk life and limb just to reach our golden shores hoping for a better life for their families. Yes, we need a system moving forward that is fair, humane and beneficial to all but until we get a Grown Up in the White House, we should sideline this fake priority. Also, on this subject, bravo to (our Michigan) Wayne County Sheriff, Benny Napoleon (yes, he has a cool name), for standing up to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) which is illegally requesting that our Country's Counties keep immigrant detainees beyond their release dates. Mixing the police with deportation strains their community relations and hampers crime reporting.
While on the page of praising our local civil servants, a bravo is due to our
Rick Snyder for vetoing (last week) the anti-abortion license plate bill which would have garnered funding to fight abortion rights. Sadly, 29 other States allow this political "choose life" ploy to seep into their coffers and contaminate the sacred separation of our religious beliefs and state government.
Another bravo is due to the German Government which last weekend approved Marriage Equality with a Parliamentary Vote even though Angela Merkel remained opposed to the issue. This opens the options for Gays to marry and raise children. Germany joins Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, France, the UK (except Northern Ireland and Jersey), and the Republic of Ireland. The two countries which only allow civil partnerships are Austria and Italy.
Gay Rights is not a cause our newest Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is supporting. In fact, his record and opinions have now confirmed the opinion of many that he is continuing the conservative views of his predecessor, Justice Scalia. Gorsuch supports the right of religion invading our government, gun protections, gay discrimination and campaign funding (every issue I oppose). And with his lifetime appointment at the young age of 49, he could affects these crucial decisions for 3 if not 4 more decades. Yikes! That's worse than a 4 year Trump presidency. And most likely, 80 year old Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire within the current presidential term. Replacing Scalia with another "Scalia" evens the score, but Kennedy is a swing vote and if Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress replaces him, it would swing SCOTUS drastically to the right. Double Yikes!
The Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot and Voter Fraud fit together like hand and glove. They are all overblown with no evidence of their existence. So don't be surprised if we read about the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot Integrity Commissions just as there is now a
President's Advisory Commision of Election Integrity wasting our taxpayers time and money. Remember, our
Fake Commander (FC) accerted that millions of people voted illegally affecting the popular vote (which he insists he won). The FC appointed the (conspiracy theory prone) Kansas Sec. of State,
Kris Kobach as the Commission's Vice Chair with Mike Pence as the Chair. Last week a letter was sent to all 50 Secretaries of State asking for this voter info data:
-full first, middle, last name
-date of birth
-last four digits of social security number
-voter history from 2006 onward
Most Secretaries found this request over (the invasion of privacy) line and 44 have denied some or all of the data.
BDS BS has invaded NYC's
Lincoln Center where the Israeli play
"To the End of the Land" will be perform in late July. The play is based on a novel by Israeli author
David Grossman (I'm reading his book "A Horse walks into a Bar"), so, of course, it must be boycotted. Here is the article that explains this bias bigoted attack
As I've repeatedly admitted, Israel is far from perfect and the current Prime Minister has overstayed his welcome, but it is even farther from the false accusation the BDS movement uses to garner support. If anyone is to blame for the atrocious situation the Palestinians live under, it is the Palestinian leadership who (for decades) refuses to provide a democratic existence for their people but instead continues to focus on the destruction of Israel.
"Summertime Is In Our Hands",
literally as I hope you are all enjoying this wonderful season and musically with this sweet meaningful dance-friendly video by
. Watch till the end to understand the appreciation and enjoyment of life. Fly with the wind in you hair, Cleanse your soul, Take the road less traveled, Find the light, Dance every day, Have a beer with a stranger, Trust your heart, Look fear in the eye, Embrace crazy, Swim like a mermaid...
And if you love this video like I did, you can join the movement
which uses music to help Heal and bring Hope to those who are in deep need of healing.
Wishing you and your family a
Sweet and Peaceful Shabbat Shalom
Arleen Kohn Platt
Honorable John Dingell
Arthur Liss (Cousin)
I'm prone to mistakes, so if I missed your birthday
or got the wrong date, please let me know.
July 23 (Sunday)
Fundraiser for Andy Schor
Lansing Mayoral Candidate (current State Representative)
Special Guest Senator Gary Peters
4:00 - 6:00pm
or call Heather at 517-927-5179
Andy is worth of our support. Hope you can help.
August 20 (Sunday)
J-Cycle 7: Bicycle Tour of Historic Jewish Detroit
This year's route begins at Northwest Activities Center (former Meyers & Curtis JCC) and heads north
Registration opens mid-June.
August 20 (Sunday)
Back 2 School Store
Help Detroit students attain their school needs from clothing, backpacks, supplies and personal care items.
August 27 (Sunday)
The 2nd Annual Michigan Jewish Food Festival
September 13 (Wednesday)
Jewish Women's Foundation
Women Lighting the Way
18th year anniversary
Featuring Cabaret Performer, Liz Callaway
Max and Marjorie Fisher Music Center
September 18 (Monday)
The Jewish Ensemble Theatre (JET)
29th Annual Gala
The Capitol Steps
September 23 (Saturday)
Camp Sea-Gull Reunion
5725 Rochester Rd, Troy, MI 48085
Please RSVP at this site:
October 13 (Friday)
Remarkable Women's Luncheon
For more info:
October 14 (Saturday)
Gigs for Digs fundraiser concert
The Fillmore in Detroit
Yad Ezra Annual Fundraiser
Aimee and Richard Simtob
Congregation Shaarey Zedek
October 19 (Thursday)
Exploring the Jewish Art and Artists in the Private Collection of Doreen and David (z'l") Hermelin
Save the date for this docent-led, first-of-its-kind benefit for the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan at the Hermelin home. More details coming soon.