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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Oct. 26, 2007 / 14 Mar-Cheshvan 5768

Hey, busybody, move and shake yourself

By Lori Borgman

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | A friend has long said her objection to movers and shakers is that they're always movin' and shakin' somebody else.

I thought about that when I read about county officials trying to keep doughnuts out of a senior center near Mahopac, New York. Officials say they instituted the ban on baked goods out of concern for seniors' health. If they're old enough to be called seniors, they're old enough to make their own decisions about doughnuts.

My father-in-law routinely eats deep fried foods and has two bloody marys a day. Far be it for me to tell a man who will be 97 that he's doing it all wrong.

Movers and shakers in New Jersey are cracking down on sagging pants. Like most people, I detest sagging pants. I count it a personal victory whenever I am able to resist walking up behind some guy who is sagging and jerk his pants all the way to the ground.

If someone commits indecent exposure, arrest him. But citing someone for bad fashion? If that's the case, throw a tarp over my Wal-Mart and include me in it.

By the way, if you get cited for sagging in Trenton, N.J., a city worker will assess "where your life is headed."

No word on how they feel about wearing white after Labor Day.

In the past year I have been stopped twice at police checkpoints -- road blocks, orange cones, police cars lining the street, uniformed officers directing traffic, and making visual checks. I thought maybe somebody had knocked over a bank or hijacked an armored car. It was a seatbelt check. Click It or Ticket.

Only a dunderhead doesn't wear a seat belt, but do we need movers and shakers doling out monies and mandating programs to monitor what's happening in the front seat?

If John Edwards is elected president, he is determined to move and shake in a manner that will require every American to visit the doctor.

I'm having a hard time imagining my president ordering me to go see the doctor. Not that I don't appreciate that certain personal touch, but shouldn't the president be busy with other things? Say, chatting up Iran or North Korea?

Movers and shakers are even shaking down clowns. One Barney Baloney of Great Britain was told to leave his balloons at home because of potential allergies. He also had to pull the plug on his bubble machine because youngsters might slip and hurt themselves. Further, Barney was told not to twist balloons into the shape of guns it could encourage violence. Who's the clown?

Movers and shakers are often "all about the kids." At an elementary school in Colorado Springs, two parents complained that children playing tag at recess were being, well, chased. Hmmm.

Schools in Cheyenne, Wyo., Spokane, Wash., Attleboro, Mass. and Charleston, S.C. have put the brakes on tag as well.

In Oak Park, Ill., a middle school recently instituted a ban on hugging.

Hallways and classrooms are officially "hug-free zones." High fiving is also discouraged.

All this movin' and shakin' gets a body down after awhile.

Send in the clowns!

Oh that's right, they already sent them home.

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