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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

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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

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Jewish World Review April 24, 2009 / 30 Nisan 5769

Reading between the tea leaves

By Dave Weinbaum


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Last Saturday, during intermittent rainstorms, about 700 everyday, run of the mill Americans gathered outdoors at Lion's Club Park in Rolla, MO. for a tea party. No one was bussed in. They drove themselves.


They were not alone.


Over 800 tea parties were held throughout the USA, with numbers estimated up to 500,000 in attendance.


Salt of the earth Central Missourians felt obliged to announce their grievances and petition a federal government that is supposed to be "of the people, by the people and for the people."


Attending veterans from WW2 on were crimson with anger over Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's declaration of their predisposal to metamorphose into terrorists.


Also present, parents worried about the debt their children will incur. Small business people are wondering if they can survive rising costs and lack of credit long enough to pass their businesses on to their children or employees. Homeowners, struggling to make mortgage payments, are mad as hell that their money is mandated to pay for the homes of others who can't or won't pay their loans.


Students, educators, politicians, reporters, farmers and ranchers, and everyday workers showed up.


It was a seamless group.


To my knowledge, nobody received one dime from a rightwing republican billionaire, as was rumored by liberal "reporters."


Everyone realizes this president was elected on his claim to increase taxes on the "rich" while lowering taxes to the other 95% of the citizens. As bogus as this is, we understand the electorate has spoken.


However, citizens have a right to give input on the spending; both the amounts and the benefactors. They also hired congress to read legislation before they voted for it


If you spend all your time looking for mice the elephants will trample you


Citizens in Mid MO. believe Obama and the democrats are attempting to overthrow our constitution especially our Bill of Rights. The two amendments under the most fire are:


Amendment 1 — Freedom of Religion, Press, and expression — Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment 2 — Right to Bear Arms — A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.


A growing number on the left and many on the right are aghast at the President of the United State's hypocrisy: having just 90 days ago given an oath to defend the Constitution.


Taking over businesses, bussing demonstrators to homes of people you straw dog, threatening talk and Christian radio, and the threat of raising insurance on gun-owners to an unaffordable level will destroy our constitutional rights.


The Mid-Mo tea party started with Anthem and Pledge, then a warm-up by a local MC. Four speakers from retired military, to state reps, to an active rancher stimulated the crowd more than anything that's come out of DC.


All along petitions of protest were signed for delivery to our local and federal governments.


The best was saved for the final 45 minutes. Ordinary citizens marched up to the podium and gave their own personal stories and opinions. No one was barred. No one was monitored. No one's mike was cut off. Everyone that wanted to got their say.


How ironic tea parties started with the emotional outburst of a CNBC reporter Rick Santelli, an employee of Jeff Immelt of GE. Immelt, a top advisor to Barack has turned the NBC network over to the leg tinglers for Obama.


At yesterday's stockholder meeting, GE had the mikes of at least two objecting speakers cut off.


I was going to be a psychic, but there's no future in it


Nobody that I know elected Obama and a democratic majority in congress to destroy the constitution or silence innocent citizens for the mere exercise of their right to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.


Citizens are waking up in large numbers to the disastrous path our government is taking us down. If congress and the Obama Administration keep it up, the tempo and intensity of the protests will multiply.


If you're wondering how I know so much about this, I was honored to be the Master of Ceremonies at the Mid-Mo tea party. This is one ground zero I will never forget.


Wonder if that qualifies me to be a community organizer.

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JWR contributor Dave Weinbaum, originally from Chicago, is a businessman, writer and part-time stand-up comic. He resides in a Midwest red state. Comment by clicking here.



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