Sidebar Change

Something that’s been bothering me for a while now is that due to this post, I get Google hits on literally a daily basis from people who’ve used the search term “evil Jews”.

Of course, I don’t know why all these people are searching for that particular phrase, but I think it’s a safe bet that at least some of them are looking for “proof” that Jews are evil. And as a Jew, I find that upsetting.

There’s not a lot I can do to change the minds of most of those people. However, I feel that I have a responsibility to do something about the fact that some small number of them may be ending up at my website. As an initial attempt at a response, I’ve added a new graphic link to the sidebar: the Holocaust History Project.

If just one misguided person can end up at that website and learn that some of the lies they were told about Jews are just that — lies — then I’ll have done a little bit of good.

9:00AM Saturday Morning

Sitting at my desk with a nice hot cup of coffee and a pile of paper; TurboTax is installing as I type. Let’s see how long it takes to slog through this year’s taxes.

I have a headache already. I woke up with it, and three Advil haven’t completely erased it. This is not going to be fun.

At least the rains are gone for now and it’s a pretty day outside my window.

How’s your Saturday?

Update 11:45 AM: First pass through is finished. I need to dig up originating info about 2 stocks we acquired through company spinoffs/mergers but other than that it’s looking good. Yay me!

Good One

Via Orcinus:

Quote of the day:

“Senator, when you took your oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. You didn’t place your hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible.”

Jamie Raskin, March 1, 2006, in Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee testimony responding to Republican Sen. Nancy Jacobs’ suggestion that discriminating against gays and lesbians regarding marriage is required by “God’s Law.”

Incremental Change

Although I’ve owned an iPod for quite some time now, and have bought at least 50 individual iTunes, today was the first time I actually bought an entire album from iTunes. It’s one I’ve been meaning to buy for a while but never got around to it, and decided I’d rather not wait for it to be shipped.

Rock out to Matisyahu, all y’all!

And now I need to remember to burn a copy to CD.

Markos on Olbermann

Scott and I caught Markos’ appearance on Olbermann tonight. All in all, he did a good job. However:

1) Damn, dude, SHAVE before you go to the studio. Either that or let them put some more makeup on. Your 5:00 shadow was really obvious.

2) A cotton sweater over a t-shirt is too dressed down for MSNBC.

It’s not just what you say and how you say it. It’s also how you look. Image counts. Daily Kos has already been painted as the home of scruffy liberal elites. The least you can do is not look the part.