U.S. President Donald Trump wants Congress
Someone is interviewed on TV. At the end, the interviewer thanks their guest. “Thank you for being here tonight.”
So often, the person who is being interviewed responds, “Thank you.”
What happened to “you’re welcome”?
A politician described an opponent’s bill in Congress as “a total catastrophe.”
What is this? A case that can’t get any worse? Is there such a thing?
“Several months after an open call for design ideas, 10 finalists are in the running to be the city’s official flag.” *
Really? Would you like to be a city’s official flag?
* The lead sentence in the Scottsdale Republic. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Section Z8, page 15.
See the previous post.
from the Holocaust”
If you’re looking to learn how to draw, will the Holocaust provide some lessons?
When we turn to page 8, we find that the article is about “A lesson in courage and morality from the Holocaust.”
* Scottsdale Republic. Weekend Feb. 10, 2018. Section SR, Z8, page 1.
Issued on: January 22, 2018
The Knesset – Israel’s parliament
Jerusalem, Israel *
“And President Trump reaffirmed that, if both sides agree, the United States of America will support a two-state solution.”
Arabs rejected the two-state proposal in 1948-49 when the Arab Legion invaded Palestine just before the British Mandate ended. Then, the Kingdom of Jordan annexed the West Bank, Eastern Jerusalem, and the walled Old City of Jerusalem.
The “two-state solution” became the State of Israel and the Kingdom of Jordan. Everything since then has been bluster by Arabs before they drive all Jews into the sea.
Driving Jews into the sea – the Mediterranean – may be literal. On the other hand, it seems to hearken back to the days of Salah ad-Din (Saladin) who drove Crusaders “into the sea” – back to Europe. This subtlety seems to be lost on literal-minded Arabs who don’t want to see Jews when they look out their windows.
* Jerusalem – Israel’s capital since 1948