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Mooser

The largest member of the North American Deer family, I can weigh 1500 lbs. and possess palmate antlers spreading up to six feet. Smaller animal or birds often lodge there. My natural enemies are hunters, and SUVs.

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  • Open Hillel's big month: Swarthmore 'Kehilah' is born and a student resigns over Hillel restrictions
    • "Perhaps Phil Weiss is a member of this thing."

      "catalan" You ain't been nowhere, til you've been in.

    • “Now if only it were legal to hold a trademark on the name of a religion…” "JeffyB"

      And as good old Hillel himself might say: "And all the rest is just commentary"

    • "To quote Rufus T. Firefly, “I object!”

      Oh, you are always like that, Hostage. Whatever it is, you're against it, before they've commenced it, you're against it!

      Think about it, Hostage; here I've been, for years, descrying the divisions with in Judaism. I'm the only guy left who's still trying to patch things up after the Trefa Banquet .

      But now I realize how dumb I am. I should have known better, Zionists aren't stupid. Divisions in Judaism is their peace plan! Think about it: They start kicking people out of Judaism, and pretty soon Israel won't need anything beyond the '48. Partition! Israel shrinks back to a manageable size, problem solved . And everybody who is left can have a five-bedroom house in Tel Aviv suburbs and a guilt-edged annuity.

      I would make one suggestion, rather than use a number or card to identify real, authentic, ones-who-matter Jews, we should use a bar code. Just pass your wrist over an I-phone and Android equipped with the "true-Jew App" and your bona frums are established!

    • "Now if only it were legal to hold a trademark on the name of a religion..."

      Oy Such high aspirations "JeffyB" has for Judaism. I cannot for the life of me understand why this simple and ordinary commercial precaution, of copyrighting or trademarking all relevant synbols and logos has not been taken.

      And BTW, "JeffyB" here's the topper: You very much can copyright and trademark a religion! Scientology has done it, and very successfully, too!!
      Why not study what Scientology has done, and apply it to Judaism? (Watch HBO tonight for Alex Gibney's "Going Clear" (8 pm) and learn how. We've got to keep up! Why not make Judaism like "the most ethical religion on the planet"?

    • "Group Now Has More Facebook Followers Than AIPAC and J Street”

      Yeah, yeah, And there's very few Louis Vuittons bags and genuine Hermes scarves, but about a billion knock-offs floating around. It's the same thing.

    • Sorry, I meant Cadillac or Mercedes-Benz. My apologies.

    • "I made this comment a year ago"

      "JeffyB" you can't disprove my hypothesis that reading Mondo makes you smarter, unless you can show that you have actually read Mondo, not just typed at it.

      Yup, you made all your comments a year ago. Can't gainsay that.

    • "Now if only it were legal to hold a trademark on the name of a religion so that B’nai B’rith could get JVP to drop the J."

      There's nothing, absolutely nothing, to stop the real, official Jews from suing JVP for using Jewish without permission. Should be a simple matter to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt those JVP folks have no right to that august appellation!
      So New, so sue!

      Did I call it, or what? Good ol' "JeffyB" he always comes through.

    • Hostage, that still doesn't relieve JVP of the liability associated with improperly using the "Jewish" word and logo.
      Can I build a go-kart in my garage and call it a Chevy?

    • "Mooser – I fail to get a lot of your humour,"

      Well, that makes two of us.

    • "It sounds like something cool to belong to, some type of in-group, and yet I cannot quite get there. I got some education, even a little bit of money. And yet, how do I become “mainline”?"

      "catalan, just remember: "Think Yiddish, Dress British!"

    • "But in response, Hillel issued thinly-veiled threats to take legal action over Swarthmore’s use of the Hillel name."

      Good heavens! If Swarthmore can get sued for using the "Hillel" name, just think of the legal danger JVP is in!

  • Scripted Hate: What to expect when Campus Watch writes about you
    • "Misspelling was due to our department of obfuscation and mystification"

      RoHa, does "department of obfuscation and mystification" originate with the American writer known as "O. Henry"? Maybe from "Gentle Grafter"? Or, more likely "Whirligigs"?

  • As clock ticks in Switzerland, the Adelson primary heats up in the U.S.
    • "People like Sheldon Adelson give Jews a bad name."

      I know what you mean, Col. If it gets any worse, they will start calling us "Jews".

  • American Voices: What lies ahead for the rocky US/Israel relationship?
    • "Israel has no borders agreed to ever."

      As I understand it Israel does have borders. After all, they couldn't very well declare statehood without knowing where the state was. Unfortunately, at that time and ever since, Israel has been occupying colonizing and settling land outside of Israel, non of which has ever been annexed.

  • CUFI Leader John Hagee confirms Christian Zionism is anti-Semitic
    • " But Islamophilia is an arrow in the quiver of anti-Israelism, so on that subject he will stay silent"

      Islamophilia? Gee, funny, none of my Spel-Cheks or Dictionary recognize "Islamophilia" as a word.

      Could you define "Islamophilia" for us, Neil?

      EDIT: Oh, I see, Annie Googled it. Oh my, "Islamophilia".

    • “after all, this is the same religious ideology that believes in original sin”

      Original sin, my tuchas. I’ve been trying my whole life and I haven’t come up with anything out of the ordinary, let alone patentable.

    • I'm going to Heaven, the place that's the best. That's where I'm gonna go when I die. When I die and I'm layed to rest, gonna go to the place that's the best! 'Cause I've never been a sinner, I never sinned, so I got a friend in Jesus! So you know that when I die, he's gonna set me up with the spirit in the sky. I got it covered.

    • "I’m not as cavalier as you are about these things, precisely because these alliances have been done in such a hurry."

      Sometimes that's the better way to go. I mean, look at what resulted from the long, slow series of debates that were to reconcile Reform and Orthodox Judaism. A divorce, wasn't it?

    • I am certainly not going to hell. It is simply out of the question. I will not spend eternity in some place that isn't air-conditioned.

  • Emails show Missouri museum canceled 'Ferguson to Palestine' event under pressure from Jewish group
    • "Sir, I am appalled by this disgusting, hateful language of yours. Please consider that hurting someone’s feelings over the internet can leave deep emotional scars and trauma from which they might never recover. Remember that such a thing is not a petty offense, it is a hate crime"

      Fastest conversion to a PC liberal I've ever seen! At the drop of a hat, on a dime!

    • "Try a sledgehammer."

      In medicine, we use the medicament with the lessor side-effects first. We can suggest the sledge-hammer after applying ash-tree extracts about the head and shoulders. Then again, perhaps the medium for the message will be a vigorous massage.

      Sometimes, simply reminding someone that their entire archive can be accessed by pressing the name over a comment is enough.

    • "catalan it is hard to lend credibility to your posts."

      Oh yes, he would need a loan shark for that. No accredited lender would take the risk. And the vigorish would be hell.

    • "i’m not even a journalist. i’m a blogger. ;)"

      Annie! Where would Ida Tarbell, Nellie Bly, or Margeret Fuller, Brenda Starr or Louis Lane be today if they lowered their eyes, curtsied and deprecated themselves as mere "bloggers". Where, I ask you? Would Dorothy Parker have called herself a "blogger"?

    • "Mooser, in the big scheme of things it doesn’t really make a difference if some, isolated members of the tribe oppose Zionism or not."

      Gee, I don't know, it seems to be building into some sort of movement, at least to end Israel's intransigence (as far as possible), if not eliminate the embarrassment entirely.
      And as far as "isolated" goes, I've heard that some of the people who would like to end or reduce Israel's intransigence and the occupation are forming organizations. They put "Jewish" in the name a lot, too.

      "Doesn’t it matter if non Jews oppose Zionism?"

      Please don't tempt me like that. The Mods have enough problems.

    • "please!!! don’t make us laugh! "

      Annie, either ban Hophmi, or don't. But with that, you simply condemn him to uselessness. What else can he do at this point except make us laugh?

    • Giles, if nobody ever says they, "as a Jew" oppose some aspect of Zionism or Zionism entirely, wouldn't that just show that all Jews support Zionism in every particular?

    • "Once again, the underlying premise that Jewish opinions carry more weight than non Jewish ones."

      Giles, don't stand in the way of the schism. You'll get run over.

  • 'New anti-Semitism' on college campuses is largely blowback against orchestrated Israel advocacy
    • "They use this ploy to intimidate and impose PC copied from the USSR communists and adopted by the US socialists."

      Well, there you go, "Stevel" ! You got nothing to worry about! And "US socialists" will be as successful as the Russian Communists.

      Besides, Zionism is simply Jewish Socialism. You can look it up!

    • "I have never understood the problem with dual or triple loyalty."

      "catalan", if you are trying to say you are available for spying or espionage work to the highest bidder, this is the wrong place to advertise. Try the "Soldier of Fortune" website.

  • [1]-[2]-[6]-[20]: A regional strategy for sustainable peace for Israel/Palestine
    • "There is no reason why Jews in Israel should not have a right to a real democracy with Jewish characteristics."

      Oh, no, you woke Fritz up, and he's yapping like crazy. I'll take him for a walk.

  • In Israel, the mask is finally off
    • “To understand the concept of Jewishness you have to understand the social-psychology of cults. "

      I suppose I'd rather have somebody wondering if I was a cult than wondering if I was a fascist and racist.

      "They are sick,
      They are sick, sick, sick
      I say that psychologically, they're sick!"

    • You can lead a bore to culture, but you can't make him think. Anyway, I'd rather be unfunny than sexist.

    • "The time has come for true Jews throughout the world to stand up for their race, their religion and their homeland."

      Hey, none out of three ain't bad!

    • " it is a sure bet that Israel will eventually be destroyed from within by the manner in which this siege mentality is insinuated into Israeli consciousness by the culture of its educational system and its system of military indoctrination."

      Oh gosh, that would be awful!

  • Washington 'sits shiva' for the 2-state solution
    • " if Iran is bent on establishing control over the Middle East through Shia proxies,"

      Of course! That's it! Oh, those bad Iranians. How long have they been plotting and raising armies to "take over the Middle East"? Since forever hasn't it been, Hophmi?

      What a load of crap you try and sell.

    • Yonah, you are clarity itself.

      And it's not an "intractable conflict" the correct term is "Israel's intransigence". That term, "intransigence" can take most of it in.
      An adjective like "unmitigated" can be thrown in, if you like.

    • “Shiva (Hebrew: שבעה‎) (literally “seven”) is the week-long mourning period in Judaism for first-degree relatives"

      Is that how it works? I asked my Dad who my "first-degree relatives" were and he said :" The ones who couldn't plead it down to manslaughter".

  • The liberal Zionist lament: Joe Klein and Jodi Rudoren try to explain away Israeli racism
  • American Jews are taking back their power from Israel
    • Citizen, I made the mistake (entirely my own) of clicking on the link. Then I compounded my error by reading some of the comments there.
      Are there really still, ah, people certain that God will smite their "enemies"? Hasn't that notion been pretty much laid to rest by a very convincing demonstration of non-intervention? Oh well.

    • "Can you imagine trying to evict several hundred thousands, all armed to the teeth?"

      With light weapons, limited ammo, no armored vehicles and no air power? No secure communication, and oh yes, no military discipline? Please. Cut off their water, cut off their electricity. What do they plan to do with the kids during the battles?
      Make sure there's a safe path for those who want to leave, so they won't be cut down by the settlers when they leave.

    • "The only problem for the propaganda is that nobody in reality hates Jews."

      I forget who it was, but somebody reminded us the other day that for many, many people, Israelis and their works are the only Jews they know, and Zionists almost they only Jews they know of. I can't blame a person who has had a significant amount of experience with Israel and its works for hating Jews, since Israel makes every effort to make it clear that Jews and Judaism is what Israel represents.

    • "i’d like the cuddly moose:"

      Did not have address to send stuffed animal, so I sent a donation to Mondo instead.

    • "Is he actually accusing Phil of being a traitor?"

      Damned if I know what Hophmi is trying to do, except make sure nobody ever takes him seriously, or think he is on the level.
      And of course, what a grotesque Hophmi makes of himself, doing all this at Phil Weiss's blog. Not at his own, but in the comment section of Phil's blog, where he's come to settle.

    • No a civil war. Factions in Israel fighting each other.

    • I sure like the idea that maybe, just maybe, the American public will learn that those with grave doubts about Israel's course of action, or even opposition to Zionism itself, or a personal policy of non-involvement with Israel/Zionism, are not just a few Jewish "self-haters" but instead, compose a significant part of today's American Jewish community. That can't hurt.

    • "You are, as usual, engaging in magical thinking, and vastly overstating your case. It’s in your interest to do so, I suppose, but it’s silly to argue that this debate will lead to more support for the BDS movement."

      Hello Qualtrough! Hophmi's opinion of Phil Weiss has apparently improved quite a bit in the last few weeks! It was only about two months ago Hophmi began a comment thus:

      This analysis is nothing new. It is typical of Phil's writing, which suggests, as it always does, the Phil has internalized anti-Jewish hatred, and like those secularist Jews in Europe who looked down upon their brethren or converted to Christianity to escape their Judaism, Phil adopts the classic tropes of the self-hater.

      And builds to this incisive climax:

      "Self-hatred is a disease. It is a sad disease borne of many generations of persecution, but it is a disease. And Phil is afflicted with it, as many Jews have been in the past. And it is usually the self-haters who cause the worst damage to the Jewish community, precisely because of how small it is".

      Now, I ask you, Mr. Qualtrough can we call someone who can reason like that marginal?

    • "It is going to be very hard Pabelmont, it will be a miracle if they can pull this off."

      No doubt, but if it does come to this, I would rather the US used my tax money to 'compensate' (OMG!) settlers for being moved out of the territory than to buy Israel more arms. Or better still,to compensate Palestinians!

    • "(found deep in the nasal cavity as any student of freud and fliess knows)"

      I believe it was Fleiss who said: "The nose is the gate-way to the mind!"

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