Thursday, August 24, 2006


This afternoon a friend asked if I wanted to play some softball, they were missing some guys and needed an extra player. I may have played once or twice in the past 6 years, if that, but I figured it's "like riding a bike" so I said sure.

Growing up baseball was my favorite sport, I played Young Israel Softball, then Little League, and when I got to high School I played softball most Fridays, I was a top tier player, at least I think, both offensively and defensively, and I assumed that I could hit slow pitch softball.

Turns out if you don't practice swinging the bat, your swing is affected. I went 0-3 with a walk and a run, I think I had a ground out and two pop outs, but my swing didn't feel right, and I was told that it didn't look right either.

Jonah loved watching me play,(Golda - I don't know if this counts in his count of baseball games he attended. He was really cute, while his little friend was playing with some toys, he was pressed up against teh fence, cheering and clapping. Towards the end of the game one of the regular players made it, so I was rotating as a catcher (I started as the right fielder) During an inning that I was not on teh field, Jonah told me that I had to play go on teh field and play baseball, he was petty disappointed that I got benched. He would point and sya go play baseball, bt at the end of the night, he said he had fun, and he thought I was good. and I guess thats what counts

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Leary on Mel Gibson at the Red Sox game

Dennis Leary in the booth on Kevin Youkilis and Mel Gibson

Marc pointed out this video to me, it's from last nights Tiger's Red Sox game. Dennis Leary is in the broadcast booth, and just found out that their first baseman Kevin Youkilis is Jewish, leary starts ripping into Mel Gibson - and saying how much he loves the Sox have a Jewish First Baseman - VERY FUNNY


Apperently thislink no longer works, but fear not, I found another place it's on, hopefully thislink will work. One of the best lines lines from Leary is made after Youkilis makes a nice place at first base - Leary shouts: "Where's mel gibson now?! Where's mel gibson now?! He's in rehab and Youkilis is at first base."
Dennis Leary tells Mel Gibson to shove it

Monday, August 14, 2006

If the goal of the Muslim terrorist is to die for the cause and boink your 70 virgins, why does the leader hide in a hole? what kind of message does that send to his future suicide bombers?

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

More fun from Israel

Here is a clip of two Israelli's calling in an order to Buger King, In Beirut.

hat tip DocYaak, and Jameel

yalla ya Nasrallah - song from Israel

I just found this song on al tishali oti's blog - its a great music video from Israel, about the IDF and Nasrallah, very catchy tune. I read somewhere that Israel was able to hack in the Hezbullah TV station and play this song for them and their leader. My Israel people can let me know if this true, and do they play this song on the radio?

Catchy tune, and it has subtitles for those of us who barely understand Hebrew let alone in song form.

(Hat Tip - altishaliot)

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Ballpark ettiquette

Last night I taught Jonah that it;s OK to throw peanut shells on the floor at a baseball game. He loved this game and didn't mind that he wasn't allowed to eat the peanuts, he just wanted shells. Nat then brought up the question, is it only peanut shells or can you throw napkins plastic bottles and other trash on the floor as well? I didn't think it was such an issue, whats the difference between peanut shells and other trash? Nat didn't agree, she wasn't sure why, but she had no problem tossing peanut shells, but would have issue with other garbage.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Tiger's game

Here's to hoping that history won't repeat itself tonight. Last time we took the boy to a baseball game we were in Pittsburgh and our car (at least a car we borrowed from the AP's) was stolen from one of the lots.

Due our lack of a babysitter we are taking Jonah to a night game with us, hopefully he will forget that he is supposed to be exhausted and that it's way past his bedtime, and he'll only remember ho w much he loves baseball. while I'm wishing for things, I wish that the set next to us is not taken so he can have his own seat for part of the time instead of only sitting on mine, or Nat's lap.

Saturday, August 05, 2006


Here is some stuff I found while browsing blogs, lgf: Reuters Doctoring Photos from Beirut?
If you are too lazy to click over, here is basically what you are missing - Reuters published a photo that was obviously doctored, by using the cloning tool on photo shop the photographer, who also took pictures at Qana"massacre" (more on that in a minute) or possibly the editor created twice as much destruction and smoke. Here is what real photographers are saying about the pictures - - Odd photo from Lebanon...

Getting back the Qana "Massacre" EU Referendum has put together the pictures and other eidence that suggest the Hizbastards set up the whole thing. check out his other blog entries for more on this garbage.


I recieved an e-mail from honetreporting that brought up this photoshopped photo, apperently Reuters admitted they made a mistake and sent an email out to all their people telling them to remove the photo. Bold Distortions and Outright Lies

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Brigitte Gabriel’s speech at Duke University

I don't know who Brigitte Gabriel is, but she spoke at Duke University and this is what she said.

"I'm proud and honored to stand here today as a Lebanese speaking for Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East. As someone who was raised in an Arabic country, I want to give you a glimpse into the heart of the Arabic world.

I was raised in Lebanon where I was taught that the Jews are evil, Israel is the devil, and the only time we will have peace in the Middle East is when we kill all the Jews and drive them into the sea.

When the Muslims and Palestinians declared jihad on the Christians in 1975, they started massacring the Christians city after city. I ended up living in a bomb shelter underground from age 10 to 17, without electricity, eating grass to live, and crawling under sniper bullets to a spring to get water.

It was Israel who came to help the Christians in Lebanon. My mother was wounded by a Muslim shell and was taken into an Israeli hospital for treatment. When we entered the emergency room, I was shocked at what I saw. There were hundreds of people wounded, Muslims, Palestinians, Lebanese Christians, and Israeli soldiers lying on the floor. The doctors treated everyone according to their injury. They treated my mother before they treated the Israeli soldier lying next to her. They didn't see religion, they didn't see political affiliation; they saw people in need and they helped.

For the first time in my life, I experienced a human quality that I know my culture would not have shown to their enemy. I experienced the values of the Israelis, who were able to love their enemy in their most trying moments. I spent 22 days at that hospital; those days changed my life and the way I believe information, the way I listen to the radio or to television. I realized that I was sold a fabricated lie by my government about the Jews and Israel, which was so far from reality. I knew for a fact that if I were a Jew standing in an Arab hospital, I would be lynched and thrown to the ground as shouts of joy of "Allahu Akbar" (God is great) echoed through the hospital and the surrounding streets.

I became friends with the families of the wounded Israeli soldiers, one in particular, Rina, whose only child was wounded in his eyes. One day, I was visiting with her and the Israeli army band came to play national songs to lift the spirits of the wounded soldiers. As they surrounded his bed playing a song about Jerusalem, Rina and I started crying. I felt out of place and started walking out of the room, and this mother held my hand and pulled me back in without even looking at me. She held me, crying, and said, "It is not your fault." We just stood there, crying, holding each other's hands.

What a contrast between her—a mother looking at her deformed, 19-year-old only child and still able to love me, the enemy—and a Muslim mother who sends her son to blow himself up to smithereens just to kill a few Jews or Christians.

The difference between the Arabic world and Israel is a difference in values and character. It's barbarism versus civilization. It's democracy versus dictatorship. It's goodness versus evil.
Once upon a time, there was a special place in the lowest depths of hell for anyone who would intentionally murder a child. Now, the intentional murder of Israeli children is legitimized as Palestinian "armed struggle." However, once such behavior is legitimized against Israel, it is legitimized everywhere in the world, constrained by nothing more than the subjective belief of people who would wrap themselves in dynamite and nails for the purpose of killing children in the name of god.

Because the Palestinians have been encouraged to believe that murdering innocent Israeli civilians is a legitimate tactic for advancing their cause, the whole world now suffers from a plague of terrorism, from Nairobi to New York, from Moscow to Madrid, from Bali to Beslan.
They blame suicide bombings on the "desperation of occupation." Let me tell you the truth. The first major terror bombing committed by Arabs against the Jewish state occurred 10 weeks before Israel even became independent. On Sunday morning, February 22, 1948, in anticipation of Israel 's independence, a triple truck bomb was detonated by Arab terrorists on Ben Yehuda Street in what was then the Jewish section of Jerusalem. Fifty-four people were killed and hundreds were wounded.

Thus, it is obvious that Arab terrorism is caused not by "desperation" or "occupation", but by the VERY THOUGHT of a Jewish state.

So many times in history in the last 100 years, citizens have stood by and done nothing, allowing evil to prevail. As America stood up against and defeated communism, now it is time to stand up against the terror of religious bigotry and intolerance. It's time for everyone to stand up and support and defend the State of Israel, which is the front line of the war against terrorism.
Thank you."

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Darn terrorist

On the hottest day, I think ever, in Detroit and surronding area's I have lost all my electricity. Everything was normal, and then I went outside to mow the lawn, when I came in - all the power was off.

I figure if Mel Gibson can blame all wars on the Jews, I will blame this lack of electricty on all terrorists. Since I had to leave my home and city because of this, I feel as if I am now a refugee, staying at my brothers.

David Ortiz

I don't think there is a ball player out there as clutch as David Ortiz. I caught the final inning of the Red Sox -Indians game last night, The Indians were up 8-6. In the bottom of the ninth the sox had there 9-1-2 hitters scheduled. As soon as the Joey Cora, teh number 9 hitter reached base, which meant that baring a double play or a weird substitution by the Boston manager, Ortiz would come up to the plate. I thought this game is over, He'll win it, either with a home run or a hit. Even though there was two guys on base and Manny Ramirez on deck, I think I would have walked him to load the bases, he's that clutch. They didn't walk him and he did hit a home run.

In other news teh Tigers showed they can hot home runs in the 9th inning also. Sadly they were the least clutch homers ever. Back to back solo homers when the team was down 7-1. At least it made the final score a bit more respectable.