Palin comes out against Klezmer Fiddling. Feh.
I have to thank Bob Cohen, whose band, Di Naye Kapelye is about to release a new CD featuring SoCalled, Michael Alpert, yet another hutsul band... right. I have Bob to thank for this choice tidbit. I'll give ya'll the start, but to read the whole thing, check out his own blog post:
I found this bit of ignorant Republican wingnuttery on the morning news surf today, which I present as an example of the level of intelligence that the GOP campaign offices are able to attract these days. Last week Republican talking points included attacks on Saul Alinsky (1909-1972) who is generally considered to be the founder of modern community organizing in America, the political practice of organizing communities to act in common self-interest. Alinsky was active in Chicago during the 1950s and 60s, mainly working in civil rights issues. So of course, he's a terrorist, even though he's been dead since the Nixon era. What is fun, however, is the not so surprising fact that Republicans can't spell...
Oh, yeah. My stepson used to play with Alinsky's grandson, as sweet a kid as you could ask to know. Slandering Alinsky is slandering my son's friends. Feh. If your state allows early voting, get your rear in gear and vote so that you can spend nov 4th helping get out the vote and getting people to the polls. Me? I'll be helping said stepson, who is running a campaign for state senate for a mensh of a candidate. I guess that Alinsky stuff wore off on him. He can do a decent freilach on the sax when pushed, too.