Saturday, January 31, 2009

Venezuelan synagogue vandalized

Photograph by AP
A Jewish Sinagoge was vandalized in Caracas, Venezuela last Friday, as reported by the Jerusalem Post. There is the feeling my many that there is a growing antisemitism sentiment.

The Jerusalem Post reports that, "A group of people reports run as high as 15 - broke into Caracas's Sephardic synagogue late on Friday, held the guard at gunpoint, wreaked havoc on the building and damaged the Torah scrolls.

The rest of the article can be read here.

Petition to help jailed bloggers

Just learned about this from Canadian blog, My Politichophobia.

As written on Ashin Mettacara's blog Reporters without Borders has launched an online petition to help free two bloggers that have been imprisoned by Burma's evil and violent military government.

"Reporters Without Borders urges the international community not to forget Nay Phone Latt (, a Burmese blogger who was arrested exactly one year ago today and was sentenced on 10 November to 20 years and six months in prison, or Zarganar, one of Burma's best known comedians, who is serving a 59-year jail sentence in appalling conditions for criticizing the military government online."

Can any of us even begin to imagine what it's like to be jailed for having opinions or for making fun of our governments? It would be like jailing Rick Mercer (in Canada) or John Stewart (in the US) and jailing me for having this blog...

It's just wrong people!!!
Please join me in signing the petition even just as a show of support for our fellow bloggers.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Obama vs Limbaugh and the End of Free Speech

On Monday radio host Rush Limbaugh commented about President Barack Obama’s warning to top Republicans that "they need to quit listening to the conservative talker if they want to get along".

We can now officially kiss free speech goodbye!!!

Well.....the honeymoon is over!! Am I the only one who noticed that new administration is trying to silence any media person who doesn't slobber over Obama "The Messiah"? So let me get this right, because he made history for being the first African-American to be President, we must all keep our mouths shut or we will be called racist?

This was Rush Limbaugh's response, to President Obama's comment,

“Now this is the great unifier, this is the man who’s going to unify everybody and usher in a new era of bi-partisanship and love.”

“I think Obama wants me to fail,”. “President Obama, by telling you and the elected Republicans in Washington to not listen to me because I am not how things get done in Washington, he has said that he wants me to fail.”

Limbaugh has said that he wants Obama’s socialist policies to fail. Good for him, for having the guts, that the Republicans in Congress don't have.