Monthly Archives: September 2011

Sports Radio Moment of the Day

On today’s WIP morning show, Angelo Cataldi reacted with glee to the news that a 10-year-old boy was seen throwing a beer at the Giants’ team bus after Sunday’s game. How delightful, Angelo said, that fans are learning passion for the game at such an early age.
His co-hosts, to their credit, distanced themselves from that one rapidly.

Stiping Away

I would be sad about the news of R.E.M. breaking up, if it weren’t that bands never really break up. They always end up getting back together years later, provided none of the key members have died. Not that that stopped Sublime or Alice in Chains…
Still, their music always meant a lot to me, especially the “Automatic For the People” disc, probably my favorite album of the ’90s.

Quote of the Day

Jonathan Chait, on a roll:

Netanyahu thinks a lot like a Jewish-American Republican. Jewish Republicans, for one thing, see the Israel issue in highly partisan terms Israel’s interest may lie in preserving the bi-partisan character of the alliance, but the Republican Party’s interest lies in defining support for Israel as something that only Republicans can have.
What’s more, Republican Jews tend to have an overdeveloped sense of black anti-Semitism. Indeed, they generally regard traditional (i.e., white) anti-Semitism as having disappeared long ago, replaced by black anti-Semitism, which they consider largely pervasive. Their unstated assumption is that any left-of-center black politician is an anti-Semite unless proven otherwise and proving otherwise is essentially impossible, as any statement or action will be considered a facade hiding a militant anti-Zionist interior. I have no basis for this characterization other than every conversation about anti-Semitism and Israel I’ve had with any Jewish Republican over my entire life.