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From the New York Times August 19th, just brought to my attention, an article on declining bipartisanship even inside the Senate dining room. Reported by Ashley Parker. Nice work Ashley, getting the word bellow in there. This was about the time Israel was slaughtering civilians in Gaza:

One morning last month [July], Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, the minority leader, was dining with Richard H. Anderson, the chief executive of Delta Air Lines. When the two men stood up, Mr. Anderson stopped by the table of [NY Senator Chuck] Schumer, who was there having breakfast as well.

The Federal Aviation Administration had begun a ban, since reversed, on flights to Israel. “Fly to Israel!” Mr. Schumer urged Mr. Anderson.

From across the room, Mr. McConnell jokingly warned his guest to steer clear of Mr. Schumer: “Anderson, stay away from him!” he said.

But Mr. Schumer was undeterred. Shouting now, he gamely pressed his point. “Tell him to fly to Israel!” he bellowed.

This is a reminder that Israel is not an American interest question but a Jewish question. No one has to lobby/corrupt Chuck Schumer to believe in the Jewish state. That inoculation took place a long time ago, as it did for all Jews of Schumer’s generation, and most it took with, but for some it didn’t. Like Patricia Marks Greenfield; she knows the story.

Also, do you have any question about what Richard Anderson’s attitude would be toward the Jewish state?

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  1. just
    just
    September 27, 2014, 11:19 am

    The schmuck has certainly shown where his loyalties lie. I know for a fact that “all Jews of Schumer’s generation” did not buy the song and dance.

    “Also, do you have any question about what Richard Anderson’s attitude would be toward the Jewish state?”

    Yes. Please tell us.

    • bilal a
      bilal a
      September 27, 2014, 12:15 pm

      Eric Cantor suit showing Israeli intelligence infiltration of the Lobby inside the Congress gives us a clue about Schumer operations ( for the Department of Justic )

      Eric Cantor Subpoenaed in Israel-China Terror Finance Suit

      Read more at http://observer.com/2014/09/eric-cantor-subpoenaed-in-israel-china-terror-finance-suit/#ixzz3EX7JDREC

      • just
        just
        September 27, 2014, 1:06 pm

        Yep. $$$$$ Cantor.

    • American
      American
      September 27, 2014, 12:33 pm

      just…

      Yes. Please tell us”>>>>>>

      Dont know about Anderson but can tell you what the attitude of a good number of people (Israel critics and growing bigger) toward Israel is—-”Fed up, sick and tired of it.” Just plain fed up.
      If it wasn’t for the displacement/Jews leaving Isr/ problem that would come from dismantling it as a Jewish ruled state I wouldn’t care if it disappeared tomorrow. It’s made itself a problem for the US and Palestines and others for 65 years and shows no sign of changing—–time’s up.

      • just
        just
        September 27, 2014, 1:11 pm

        I thought it good & responsible that Delta led the charge and later the FAA halted flights to Israel b/c of the risk to passengers/crews/aircraft.

        For Bloomberg, Schumer, et al to encourage people to fly to BGA was insane.

        (Just goes to show that BDS can and will be effective– along with other sustained measures)

    • Mooser
      Mooser
      September 27, 2014, 4:33 pm

      ” I know for a fact that “all Jews of Schumer’s generation” did not buy the song and dance.”

      Just, remember the “100% rule”? If you don’t support Zionism, you don’t count. No Jew counting, remember?

  2. Jim Holstun
    Jim Holstun
    September 27, 2014, 11:42 am

    And let’s not forget darling Chuck’s loving words, “It makes sense to strangle Gaza economically.” http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/schumer_it_makes_sense_to_strangle_gaza_economically_20100611

  3. Horizontal
    Horizontal
    September 27, 2014, 1:17 pm

    Maybe Senator Schumer should fly to Israel . . . and stay there.

    • just
      just
      September 27, 2014, 2:15 pm

      The besieged & beleaguered Palestinians don’t really need or deserve another imperious squatter.

      • Mooser
        Mooser
        September 27, 2014, 4:36 pm

        If somebody gave me enough money, I would fly to Israel, and keep right on going. Israelis scare the hell out of me.

      • Horizontal
        Horizontal
        September 28, 2014, 12:38 pm

        @just

        My thinking was more along the lines of one less AIPAC Drone haunting the halls of congress. But you’re right: Newcastle has enough coal.

    • adele
      adele
      September 27, 2014, 2:41 pm

      the best punishment for Schumer is the continued growth of BDS and isolation of Israel as more and more Americans get fed up with how our political system is held hostage by him and his cronies for the benefit of Israel. We have a ways to go but believe me Schumer will be around to see the dismantling of his beloved Apartheid regime.

      • Horizontal
        Horizontal
        September 28, 2014, 12:39 pm

        @ adele ~

        Right on!

  4. JLewisDickerson
    JLewisDickerson
    September 27, 2014, 8:01 pm

    RE: But Mr. Schumer was undeterred. Shouting now, he gamely pressed his point. “Tell him to fly to Israel!” he bellowed. ~ Weiss

    MY COMMENT: Thanks for the reminder; you saved me a few hundred dollars. I was about to relent and make a couple of contributions to Democrats down here (Nunn for Senate, and Carter for Governor), but I just can’t do it anymore.

    • just
      just
      September 27, 2014, 8:12 pm

      I’ve just deleted 33(!) emails that I received today from folks who were begging for money and support.

      Not until and unless they speak for justice and peace and stop their pandering to and protection for the abomination that Israel has become. I’ve asked and have gotten bupkis– nada, zip, zero.

      • amigo
        amigo
        September 29, 2014, 8:18 am

        “Not until and unless they speak for justice and peace ” just

        But they do speak for justice, if you are of the tribe.They also speak of peace and how Israel longs for peace and has “gone further” than any other nation to get peace.

        Now all that is required is some facts ,”off ” the ground to prove it.

        One very enjoyable fact about being Irish , no politician ever comes to my door or sends me begging letters for donations based on their support for Israel.Even our pols are smarter than that and have not been bought by “IIPAC”.

        Hopefully some day , Dick and Jane can be spared that tiresome and insulting experience .

  5. W.Jones
    W.Jones
    September 27, 2014, 9:37 pm

    That’s a funny story. I could see McConnell doing that. It looks like he has a joke coming in most of his photos.
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/41/Mitch_McConnell_official_portrait_112th_Congress.jpg

    It sounds like a typical troll situation. How many times have your friends warned you not to get into discussions on nationalist topics with religio-nationalists?

  6. W.Jones
    W.Jones
    September 28, 2014, 9:54 am

    Chuck Schumer went to school with Norm Finkelstein. He might get a kick out this.

  7. piotr
    piotr
    September 28, 2014, 9:03 pm

    “One morning last month [July], Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, the minority leader, was dining with Richard H. Anderson, the chief executive of Delta Air Lines.”

    I understand that the wording of that sentence was decided by the Lords of NYT. However, as a non-native speaker, I am perplexed. Is “dining” used for whatever food intake you can have in a dining room, or it is specifically the act of consuming dinner? “My cheek is pink, my hair is sleek, I dine at Blenheim once a week”.

    • W.Jones
      W.Jones
      September 28, 2014, 9:20 pm

      To dine means to have dinner – the place is irrelevant to the word’s use.

      jeść obiad = to dine

    • W.Jones
      W.Jones
      September 28, 2014, 9:21 pm

      it is specifically the act of consuming dinner

      • Mooser
        Mooser
        September 29, 2014, 1:11 pm

        “it is specifically the act of consuming dinner”

        It’s a way of trying to avoid the fact that the Delta Exec was lobbying. It was purely a meeting of two gourmets to appreciate fine food.

    • W.Jones
      W.Jones
      September 28, 2014, 9:23 pm

      Even in Polish, the logic is the same.

      jeść obiad = specifically the act of consuming dinner = to dine = to eat dinner

      • W.Jones
        W.Jones
        September 28, 2014, 9:25 pm

        Doesn’t Polish have a single verb for jeść obiad ? Something like Obiadać?

      • piotr
        piotr
        September 29, 2014, 5:53 am

        In Polish we eat, no dining or lunching. But in NYT, they dined in the morning, which seems tad too early (in Polish we say “ździebko za wcześnie”). No wonder that Schumer, who had breakfast at the same time, got flustered.

      • W.Jones
        W.Jones
        September 29, 2014, 6:45 pm

        Piotr,

        You can say “dine” for any meal. The most correct would be for dinner, but it doesn’t matter. There is nothing weird about it. “He dined on breakfast”. Or “He dined on rabbit meat”. It is just another way to say “eat”, but it’s less commonly used.

        English has tons of unusual phrases, and often even we don’t understand them. Take for example the new controversy over “Supersessionism.” There is not even an exact translation for that in Polish. The word was just made up in the 1970’s by liberal Zionists. They complained that Catholic theology teaches that the faithful Christian community “supersedes” the ancient faithful of Israel. However, maybe half the time the liberal Zionists cannot even spell “supersede” correctly. (eg. they say “supercede”.) It’s Latin-sounding, but it’s actually not Latin. In fact, there is no exact translation for that word in other languages like Polish, only vaguely similar words.

  8. piotr
    piotr
    September 28, 2014, 9:31 pm

    I got curious why Schumer was familiar with the face of Richard H. Anderson. Can he recognize any commoner who accidentally breaks his fast in the Senate eating nook? Apparently, nearly three years ago, Anderson’s corporation initiated direct flights between Syracuse, New York, and La Guardia, and for that it needed to swap landing slots of USAir, and that was achieved through personal lobbying of the senior Senator from New York, who was very proud of relieving the privations of his constituents who had to suffer through connections. http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2011/12/delta_to_add_jet_flights_from.html However, in the meantime, Delta cut the number of flights per day from 5 to 3, and charges a lot for what remains (the price is closer to what I paid to go to California from Pennsylvania than to a connection flight). So Schumer could make a ruckus on behalf of his constituents. Now, THAT would be strange.

  9. niass2
    niass2
    August 19, 2015, 5:31 pm

    All New Yorkers are obnoxious. I have learned this repeatedly. Agreed. Schumer is obnoxious. It was really lame to support nitanyahoo, but he hates the USA, land of the free, home of the Atlanta Braves.

    However there is a problem with this assessment because: A simple majority of New Yorkers are obnoxious, so how does this really distinguish him from the rest?

    They elected him? Why?

    • RoHa
      RoHa
      August 20, 2015, 3:59 am

      I’ve only visited NY, and only a few short visits at that, but I have to say that the New Yorkers I met were friendly, polite, and helpful. But perhaps they were actually tourists from Iowa.

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