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 on: Today at 04:29:51 PM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by bodiddley
Couldn't Trump have issued an EO that said title VI be extended to religion, and cover it that way?

No, because the law is clear what is covered.  Can't just pretend it extends to something not there.  That wouldn't hold water.

So the subterfuge is to reclassify Jewishness as a nationality and then presto anti-semitism is covered.  Still will be legally challenged, I presume.

I think this is all trying to defend Israel from economic harm, and using a smokescreen of concern about anti-semitism to do so. 

Netanyahu's gov't and groups like the Anti-Defamation League have tried for a long time to conflate Israel and Jewishness, asserting that any criticism of Israeli policy is really just anti-semitism. 

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 on: Today at 04:28:52 PM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by facilitatorn
The bigger goal is to make you think of someone besides trump and his goons when you hear antisemitism. Its especially important for Jared whos community wonders aloud how he got so far in bed with the someone so bigoted against Jews (the father not the daughter).

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 on: Today at 04:26:03 PM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by Merciless

PS: Frank is up and down. 


You're a genius...how bout this, the kid is a basic role player who essentially is a 1st round bust.

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 on: Today at 04:16:21 PM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by NeedsAdjustments
I guess Bo has it right that it's a ploy to attack campus boycott/disinvestment activism.   Which just went all the way over the logic cliff.

Yes, that is the stated purpose.  I imagine that kind of "support" for Israel goes over well with Evangelicals, with the added bonus that it probably speaks directly to how most Evangelicals see Jews.

And of course, identifying Jewish Americans as an other feeds directly into how White Nationalists see them too, which I am not entirely convinced is an unintended side-effect.

Having read the EO it seems to only be asking that Antisemitism be pursued as vigorously as the discrimination against race, color or national origin. 

I haven't found the actual EO, only drafts.

I partially take back my take back:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/11/opinion/jared-kushner-trump-anti-semitism.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

This does seem to be entirely targeting the BDS movement on college campuses, as otherwise I don't know what he is referring to.  And it is doing so, at least by Jared's interpretation, in an extremely problematic way.  He is conflating the rise of antisemitism (a national problem that has been fueled by the rise of White Nationalism in the country) with BDS by claiming that the movement is antisemitism veiled as a critique of Israel:

Anti-Semites have grown increasingly brazen in claiming that attacks on Israel and even on Jewish students who may or may not support Israel are not anti-Semitic. It has become fashionable among Jew haters to characterize any discriminatory behavior no matter how loathsome not as criticism of Jews, but of Israel. This is a lie. Especially on college campuses, where discrimination, harassment and intimidation of Jewish students has become commonplace and is routinely, but wrongly, justified.

This is absurd.  No one would claim that an attack on a Jewish student for being Jewish as a criticism of Israel, nor would any school administration justify it in that way.  The real goal here is to characterize protests against Israel's policy as "harassment and intimidation of Jewish students" and threaten the funding of any school that allows them.

Its Jared and his father-in-law that are performing the conflation he claims to criticize, with the goal of shutting down speech on campuses that is critical of Israel.

And that is not at all admirable.

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 on: Today at 04:15:42 PM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by Merciless
Griffin was on a flight to New York to meet with Mills, when, according to sources, he saw a news alert that the Knicks had signed Tim Hardaway Jr. to a four-year, $71 million contract. If he were to accept the job, Griffin realized, he'd have to answer for a hefty contract he had no say in.

He went ahead with the flight and meeting but removed his name from consideration shortly thereafter.

After Mills' presence played a significant part in the Griffin talks falling apart, he sold Dolan a far less accomplished candidate: new Sacramento Kings VP of Basketball Operations Scott Perry.


As much as folks have an eye on 12/15....it really might be best if Mills weren't allowed to oversee a single further transaction for this club.

Griffin..now there's a smart man...I can't expect Dolan will stick with Mills much longer. Gone before January ends.

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 on: Today at 04:13:26 PM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by Hairy Lime
https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/11/politics/trump-impeachment-strategy/index.html

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"Everyone said this is impeachment-lite. This is the lightest impeachment in the history of our country, by far. It's not even like an impeachment," Trump said.
Donald Trump likes to make up anonymous validators of course but this is a sentiment that cannot possibly be shared by any competent historian. Or, for that matter, anyone who has ever Googled "Andrew Johnson impeachment".

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 on: Today at 04:12:38 PM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by Merciless
Knicks have been directed to lose

How else do you explain

Frank - 1 assist in 18 minutes - outplayed and still starting both halves
Dennis - 0 assists in 14 minutes
Elfrid -  FOUR assists in 12 minutes

Too fucking funny... how about this for an explanation. Your team as currently constituted sucks regardless if you believe otherwise.

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 on: Today at 03:34:40 PM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by facilitatorn
Does he know this is about wether or not he is shit canned prior to 2021 and that the locking him up part starts later?

Impeachment is about how he is too much the shitheel to stay president anymore.

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 on: Today at 03:25:50 PM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by josh
https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/11/politics/trump-impeachment-strategy/index.html

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The President also issued a mocking defense of his conduct at a rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Tuesday night -- arguing that the charges that he abused power and obstructed Congress are "not even a crime."

"Everyone said this is impeachment-lite. This is the lightest impeachment in the history of our country, by far. It's not even like an impeachment," Trump said.

Abusing power is "not even a crime."

I feel so much better!

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 on: Today at 03:23:56 PM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by josh
I guess Bo has it right that it's a ploy to attack campus boycott/disinvestment activism.   Which just went all the way over the logic cliff.

Yes, that is the stated purpose.  I imagine that kind of "support" for Israel goes over well with Evangelicals, with the added bonus that it probably speaks directly to how most Evangelicals see Jews.

And of course, identifying Jewish Americans as an other feeds directly into how White Nationalists see them too, which I am not entirely convinced is an unintended side-effect.

Having read the EO it seems to only be asking that Antisemitism be pursued as vigorously as the discrimination against race, color or national origin. 

I haven't found the actual EO, only drafts.

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