Archive for October 19, 2008

Real Eel Veal

Posted in Funny?, Me on October 19, 2008 by frumpunk

I was putting some sliced meat left over from Yom Tov on my plate when my sister comes over to see what I’m doing. For context, she went to an aquarium today with some friends. She asks what I’m having and I say its veal. She goes “ugh, you’re eating those slimy electric things that swim in the ocean!?”.

I then explained to her what veal is, and how its different than an eel.

She’s fifteen. Should I be worried?

They All Suck

Posted in Politics, Rants on October 19, 2008 by frumpunk

Dammit people. This was supposed to be the great election that would fix America. The early campaigning was so promising as well. Then it all went to hell. My man Huckabee is beaten by McCain, Obama won the Democratic primary, but then that was expected. McCain seemed to be alright back in the day, but once he started running for president I started to dislike him more and more. Now its not the mudslinging and stupid accusations that annoy me. The annoyance is that after eight years of ‘W’ its come down between “Inexperienced senator with great oratory skills, with his sidekick, old guy with experience who will do nothing” and “Probably more Bush policies with his sidekick, female moose killer”.

Seriously, the Palin choice pissed me off to no end. McCain had a chance to show himself as a real candidate who was about the issues, and for his VP he picks someone purely to lure the disgruntled Hillary supporters. Great, another VP with a record of lying (the bridge to nowhere thing) and to top it off, all I’ve seen her do is whip crowds into a frenzy with no real substance. Isnt that what Obama was already doing for the previous year or so?

I don’t like Republican policies. But I don’t have anything to like about Obama/Biden either. I’m abstaining this one. As for why I liked Huckabee; politics aside, he seemed to be the only candinate who was a real person, not a set of talking points and quotes.

All that aside, the Jewish press really doesn’t like Obama. In the issue two weeks ago, Mishpacha published a large photo of Obama squinting into the sun, making him look really odd, and I’ve received the same letter from two separate Jewish organizations warning how bad Obama will be for Israel. I’ve already stated my opinion on Israel and American politics earlier.

Also, everytime I read the comments on a  VIN article on politics, I lose a little more faith in humanities right to free speech and democracy. http://www.vosizneias.com/21509/2008/10/19/chicago-il-i-respect-mccain-but-i-am-endorsing-obama-he-is-better-for-the-economy/