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Obama is like Jimmy Carter. All Americans & Jews need to vote for McCain this year

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I got this from Yeshiva World News, here is a quote of what Dov Hikind said.

The following is a statement by NYS Assemblyman Dov Hikind:

“Senator Barack Obama is to be commended for visiting Israel and the thousands of residents in Sderot who are threatened by Qassam rocket fire. But he just doesn’t get it. In May he addressed 7,000 in attendance at an AIPAC convention, as he called for Jerusalem to be the undivided capital of Israel. He stated very commandingly, ‘Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.’

“The phraseology in that speech was no doubt rehearsed and vetted numerous times, before it made it to the teleprompters. And yet, within 24 hours, Obama utterly reversed himself, stating, 0Well, obviously it’s going to be up to the parties to negotiate a range of these issues. And Jerusalem will be part of those negotiations… As a practical matter, it would be very difficult to execute [a policy of the capital remaining undivided.]’

“Then just last week, Obama contended that the Jerusalem statement was due to poor phrasing and unfortunate syntax. Or maybe he was just having a Jimmy Carter moment? There is considerable skepticism within the pro-Israel community, that Obama is a working on a sequel to Jimmy Carter’s presidency. Are we looking at Jimmy Carter II?

“Obama just doesn’t get it. I really wish he did.”

And he really doesn’t understand it. Obama rides the waves of what is popular. I have gone through his political record and I don’t see any pattern of where he stands firm on anything. He goes with what is more favorable politically. When you vote for a politician you want to know what they stand for. Obama stands on quicksand and it is constantly shifting.

All Americans need to stop listening to these wonderful speeches of Obama and look at the issues and then vote. A timetable pullout for a war? We don’t need that, we need an objective timeline to be able to pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan. We need something more than just funneling billions of dollars into the economy and home it rebounds. We need someone who realizes that socialized medicine isn’t going to cut it – and it won’t, go ask the people who wait for months for an operation or to see a doctor in Canada or England.

We don’t agree with McCain 100%. We see a lot of his policies as against what we personally believe. However; we trust him. He remains the same on issues. He always champions what he views as morally right. And for that, at the very least we can respect him and we will know what we are getting as a President.

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July 23, 2008 at 1:18 PM

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Seems our Kiryas Joel Posts have struck a cord with a few of you

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That’s why we haven’t thrown up a new post recently because been replying to the comments there. Feel free to go and read them for yourself.

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July 23, 2008 at 1:07 PM

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Follow up to the KJ Article – What is Vos Iz Neias thinking, if they are evening thinking at all? Let’s really discuss who is responsible

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Vos Iz Neias wrote up an editorial about our previous blog post (here about the woman who escaped from KJ, had her daughter kidnapped from her, and has to try and fight to get her back.

So, at least from our reading of Vos Iz Neias editorial that they seem to be angry about this woman who decided to shout out loud and proud about what happened to her and the reporter who was more than happy to help her with this. In the end they seem to think that the entire Kiryas Joel is actually a nice place and would welcome her back to the fold.

We highly doubt that.

In fact, we are actually boiling with fury that this frum news site is once again buying a large rug for their internet office to sweep all the dirt and hideousness of the Jewish World under them.

Yeah, thats right, we prefer Yeshivah World News over Vos Iz Neias and somethings that isn’t saying a whole lot.

You want to know who is responsible for this issues? For people crying this out in public?

It’s all of us. It is those who have allowed our Rabbis to do this. That we have not forced our Ravs to be held to the standards of Gedolim of the previous Generation. That we have allowed and approved of Jews going off to small secluded areas to keep away from Goyim. That we have perverse and glorified an entire welfare state among the Jews who sit and learn (if they learn all day – many of them take very looong cig or coffee breaks or just shmooze and don’t learn for the time they are really paid to do). That we have criminalized the lack of yichus, having a ‘black sheep’ in the family, and forcing our children to get married before they are ready. For the lack of proper shidduchim codes. Not making sure our Rebettzins, their daughters, the pillars of the community should follow the halachos of tznius. And the list goes on and on.

Our readers, it is all our fault. Unless we say it outloud to our fellow Jews that we feel this generation is falling downward as fast as the Reform go through a davening then we are guilty.

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July 18, 2008 at 6:50 PM

Sad story for an KJ escape…what’s sadder is the entire context of the article

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Here is the link to the article.article.

The story is about a woman who escaped KJ with her daughter but then had her kidnapped back but because they weren’t divorced yet all of those parental right issues had yet to be played out. The woman went straight from being Satmar to being, what looks like in her pictures, to not being religious at all.

While our heart goes out to this woman who feels she has been emotionally abused by the KJ and all its antics, we don’t feel 100% sorry for her because she decided to just turn away from Hashem completely and also allow an article which seems to, according to our opinion, demean what the laws of nidda are between Husband and Wife as well as put down religious Jews in general. Because unfortunately Goyim don’t see a difference between religious Jews, heck even secular Jews don’t see the different. All they see is that we are all alike.

We hope she gets her daughter back, but we also hope that before that she learns that being religious doesn’t mean you need to be inside a cult like atmosphere.

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July 17, 2008 at 11:39 PM

Anyone else awake at almost 1 am because of a sick toddler? Also, wtf is with how parents take their babies out during summer

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As much as we love our little toddler and that we are expecting the next one soon enough, I do wonder about the following fact. Which came first

1) Coffee

OR

2) Children

Because if coffee came first then it doesn’t make sense. I can see Hashem contemplating the creation of children and then realizing that parents will need the coffee to be awake for that set child.

Since we are talking about children, I’m trying to wrap my head around this concept. I see babies taken out with the following

1) No sun shield to protect the baby from the sun – I’ve seen pink babies because of this and not because they are newborn

2) Wrapping them up in a blanket or with full layers on during 90 degrees

Just, doesn’t make sense at all. Maybe Jews need a what to expect when in your first year with a baby for Jews in order for them to get some common sense on a roll.

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July 10, 2008 at 4:28 AM

Dislike of Jewish Stores in Flatbush

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We like to frequent Jewish Stores because why not give the Jews business? However in all seriousness we sometimes truly hate shopping there. Why?

1) Inconsiderate people not knowing they are shoving right into you, or don’t care if they are blocking the aisle, or decide that double strollers can fit into a store whose aisles are really too short.

2) Many of the stores do not accept returns even if its just under 7 days.

3) Price switching when there are no prices on the items (We have seen this happen several times and we do not shop at there anymore because of it)

It’s sad that we find non-Jewish stores more welcoming. Sometimes its because of the owner, sometimes of the patrons, but we really cannot stand it. At least during the summer there is a little bit of a reprieve.

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July 3, 2008 at 4:26 AM

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Like I ranted last year, when you go upstate or send your kids there….

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It’s that time of year again.

Jews migrate to the country, we take over the roads, we push aside the goyim that live there all year round, and usually no one watches their children enough to ensure that they do not do anything stupid. And when we say stupid, we are talking about doing actions that mind end up with using Plan B from an emergency room or pharmacy.

Just remember, we are still in golus, please be kind to the natives there. Also make sure your children are properly watched no matter the age – they need to know there are boundaries when many times there are none at the hangouts up there.

Have a terrific summer to those who go. We’ll be happy that Ave J is half dead 🙂

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July 1, 2008 at 6:05 AM

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