Friday, June 1, 2007

A few things to end the week

Well, hello there out in LensLand. Or is it Len'sLensLand. Naw, that sounds too much like a theme park.

Just a couple of things before the week ends.

First, it should be no surprise that Yankees' third-base fool Alex Rodriguez was spotted with a bimbo in various places. Hey: A cheater is a cheater is a cheater. I'll never forget his Hamburger Helper gloves (stole that) as he slapped the baseball out of the Red Sox pitcher's hands in the 2004 postseason. He's also be caught cheating other times. So, what's the deal? Maybe he can't get to first base with his wife.

On another note: "His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people..."
You remember that, don't you? It's the Balfour Declaration of 1917.

It seems that although we remember that, the English have forgotten it. Now the largest union in Britain wants to boycott Israel. That comes a few weeks after the largest British journalists' union voted the same boycott.

The British anti-Israeli bias goes back many, many years. The English threw the Jews out in the 13th century, and didn't let them back for centuries.

In more modern times, the British worked feverishly to make sure Jews, being killed in their millions by the Nazis, didn't reach Palestine, except by sneaking in. That went on until after the United Nations declared partition, leading to the state of Israel. Then the Brits left the ports, the forts, the weapons and anything else useful to the Arabs.

So, what do the two have in common?. A sports star and a nation both proving the maxim: If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, then it is a duck.

I think I'm more disappointed in the British. If A-Rod wants to cheat on his wife, that's his business and I don't think either Joe Torre or George Steinbrenner is going to fire him, relying on the morals clause he may have in his contract. After all, he still is one of the stars of the Yankees, and they need all the stars they can get this year.

I'm disappointed in Queen Elizabeth II. She's supposed to be the moral compass of the nation. Why else would they need the queen? I think she might want to tell these unions that picking on Israel is against the morals clause all people are supposed to have in their personal contracts.

But if past is prologue, nothing will happen. After all, the British have been picking on Jews for centuries And if it walks like an anti-Semite and quacks like an anti-Semite...

Speaking of Semites, if you are a member of the tribe, have a great Shabbos.

See y'all next week.

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