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Thursday, October 22, 2009

 
Jews For Pork?

James Taranto has a modest proposal:

But if they [the ADL] really want to combat the stereotype that Jews are good with money, why not publish a list of wasteful projects supported by Jewish members of Congress?

What brought this on was two South Carolina Republicans who took this approach to praise Senator Jim DeMint:

There is a saying that the Jews who are wealthy got that way not by watching dollars, but instead by taking care of the pennies and the dollars taking care of themselves. By not using earmarks to fund projects for South Carolina and instead using actual bills, DeMint is watching our nation's pennies and trying to preserve our country's wealth and our economy's viability to give all an opportunity to succeed.

This is the Kobayashi Maru no-win scenario. You can't say bad stuff about Jewish culture, and you can't say good stuff either. And if you cite the Protestant work ethic instead of the Jewish work ethic, you offend Jews and other non-Protestants. I'm sure Bill Donohue and Richard Dawkins will back me up on this.

I wonder what Mao would say...

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