Thursday, May 24, 2007

Other news going on...

Israel has threatened the top leader of Hamas. Once again, I reiterate that there will be peace in the Middle East when the Arabs love their children more than they hate the Jews. I stand by that statement and will continue to do so for the time to come.

While Jonathan Pollard has yet to be released, at least he's yet to be executed.

Bullcrap and you know it.

Natalie Portman, perhaps the greatest actress of this generation, has started to venture into video blogging.
Natalie Portman Video Diary #1

Natalie Portman Video Diary #2

All you political junkies, get ready for a station on XM Radio devoted solely to the 2008 election.

UK has pulled out of it's game with UMASS. I like Travis Ford and I wish we could play UMass and Minnesota every year but I guess Gillispie has other plans up his sleeve. Perhaps an annual game against Duke?

I'm not buying it.

This was one of the final statements released by Chairman Lundergan.
Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Jerry Lundergan this evening issued this statement regarding the 2007 Democratic Gubernatorial Primary Election:

This is a great day for Democrats across Kentucky! Voters united in this Primary Election and chose our 2007 “Team Kentucky” Democratic nominees for constitutional offices.

I would like to begin by congratulating Steve Beshear and Senator Dan Mongiardo for their win in the gubernatorial race. Not only are we entering the General Election with two outstanding candidates at the top of the Democratic ticket, but without a run-off election, Democrats will be able to give all of our resources to our candidates starting tomorrow.

I am so proud of all of our gubernatorial candidates for the way they conducted this race. Back in January, I brought all of these candidates together and secured a Unity Pledge from each one, promising that they would run a clean campaign and support whoever our nominee would be. They fulfilled that pledge, using their campaigns to focus on good ideas and strong solutions to the problems that face Kentucky’s families.

On the other side, the Republican candidates for governor spent countless resources pointing out the reasons their opponent would not make a good governor. So tomorrow morning, as our Democratic “Team Kentucky” candidates unite and begin bringing positive change to the Commonwealth, Republicans will only be beginning the healing process within their party.

Along with the Beshear/Mongiardo ticket for governor and lieutenant governor, “Team Kentucky” also welcomes five highly qualified, superior candidates who will be running for the offices of Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Auditor, State Commissioner of Agriculture and State Treasurer.

Jack Conway, our nominee for Attorney General, ran a super campaign and showed an uncanny ability to connect with voters. Todd Hollenbach, our nominee for State Treasurer is a talent who has a great future in this party. David Lynn Williams, our nominee for Agriculture Commissioner, showed a great deal of heart in his race and S. Bruce Hendrickson, our nominee for Secretary of State, makes a welcome addition to our team.

Finally, I’d like to talk about our incumbent Democratic State Auditor, Crit Luallen, who ran without opposition in the Primary Election.

I personally know Auditor Luallen to be a person of great integrity and ability.

The party is strongly united behind all of these candidates and I urge all Democrats to give your full support to “Team Kentucky” as we forge ahead to victory in the General Election. Thank you for coming out to support our candidates in today’s election and for all that you do to help the Kentucky Democratic Party.
Political analyst Larry Sabato believes the the governor's race leans Democratic in the November general election.

Honest Reporting has this article on what's happening in Sedrot.

Kudos to Steven Weinberg.
An American Nobel prize laureate has withdrawn from a speaking engagement at a London university, citing anti-Israel and anti-Semitic sentiment in the United Kingdom, a British newspaper reported Thursday.

According to The Guardian, Professor Steven Weinberg of the University of Texas told the Imperial College that his decision was motivated by a move by Britain's National Union of Journalists to boycott Israeli products.

Weinberg had been due to honor Pakistani physicist Abdus Salam, a co-winner of the 1979 Nobel Prize for physics, The Guardian said.

The paper quoted Weinberg as telling the college that he believes the NUJ's move stems from the "desire to pander to the growing Muslim minority in Britain."

In his letter of withdrawal, Weinberg wrote that, "given the history of the attacks on Israel and the oppressiveness and aggressiveness of other countries in the Middle East and elsewhere, boycotting Israel indicated a moral blindness for which it is hard to find any explanation other than anti-Semitism."

The Guardian said that Weinberg also pulled out of a 2006 conference at Durham University due to a boycott of Israeli academics imposed by lecturers' union NATFHE.

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