The Majority Leader of the Senate Chuck Schumer is of the Jewish faith. He spoke of the rise of anti-Semitism in the U.S. It has been rapid and widespread. He said what Jews fear most is its “normalization and intensification.”
Schumer told the story of his great grandmother who resided in a small Ukrainian community. The Nazis came and gathered her and 30 members of her extended family on a porch. They directed her and the group to follow them. She refused. They immediately shot and killed her and the 30.
Schumer fears the same could happen in the U.S.
An interesting piece of information appeared in yesterday’s Washington Post. Ninety percent of the money for military aid to Ukraine is spent in the U.S. The military weapons provided by the U.S. are manufactured in the U.S. and then sent to Ukraine.
The Palestinians control Bethlehem. They have for years. Many Christians reside in Bethlehem with them.
The Palestinians have always permitted Christians to celebrate Christmas. Religious services, decorations, etc., the whole works. Till this year. Due to Israel’s treatment of Gaza’s Palestinians since the Hamas attack, Bethlehem’s Palestinians have prohibited Christmas celebration this year by the Christians. Christmas cancelled. Nothing. Zip.
Another podcast from 5-6 years ago. Deals with White Nationalism. Note the familiarity of what was occurring then to what is today and my thoughts as to what might happen in the U.S. a few years down the road.
A plane fueled by fat and sugar has crossed the Atlantic Ocean. Virgin Atlantic successfully made the flight with one of its commercial jets. No gasoline was used. The fuel was 100 percent “sustainable aviation fuel.” It was reported the use of non-fossil fuel such as fat and sugar creates 78 percent less carbon emissions.
Such is the wave of the future. The transition not ready for a today occurrence. The cost of engine changeovers would be too expensive. However, it is on the table for implementation.
Judge Cannon confuses me. She is the Florida Federal Judge in charge of the Mar-a-Lago documents case. Most of her rulings have been pro-Trump. Most without basis in law. So much so that rumors have been circulating of late that the Department of Justice might seek her removal from the case.
Cannon came out with a ruling that the legal world has found shocking. One which destroys a primary defense Trump has been asserting. Cannon wrote: “Trump was not authorized to possess those documents.” Adding, he did not have the power to declassify.
Cannon covering her ass?
Tuberville claims “Admirals and Generals” called him over the Thanksgiving holiday to thank him for his position in holding up 300 plus promotions. He claims they further advised that what he was doing was not causing any problems.
Washington questions the veracity of Tuberville’s claim and has responded with: “Name the Admirals and Generals!”
Trump recently went after Judge Engom’s wife. His conduct blatantly wrong. Let’s cut the bullshit. Any other defendant would long ago have been sitting in jail for the crap Trump has heaped on the Judge, the Judge’s wife and the Judge’s staff. Wrong is wrong and must be dealt with. Especially in the judicial system. Equal justice does not exist when Trump is permitted to get away with the things he is saying.
Went out into the cold 67 degree weather last night. To Brady’s for Carola’s company and chicken parmesan. Met Rodriguez. He was the chef at Tavern ‘n Town for years. He will be the chef at the new Michael’s which is presently under total renovation. The food will be guaranteed spectacular!
Big day ahead. Monkey smoothie at Date and Thyme, haircut with Lori, manicure and pedicure with Tammy.
It’s a tough life.
Enjoy your day!