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5/24/21 3:10 A

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"they dont see what we write, nor the truths we read"
Some do. But if you call them names in the same piece they will believe the right wing interpretaton of it.

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5/24/21 3:07 A

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Truely a shame about Cheney.

Of course being a light unto the nations means protesting injustice. But to do so in a truely good way includes speaking respectfully about others and tryingr to find a modfle ground where progress can be made.
Yeah you can swing around bad names, alinate any middle of the road republican (making them MORE likely to believe the real right wingers), and we can continue fighting until the country errupts into chaous. OR we can listen- find middle grounds- and slowly build up the trust needed to allow both sides to work together.

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5/9/21 6:09 P

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simple thought: we read what they do (or some) to educate ourselves. so we know what we are being called and the lies they are being told. they dont see what we write, nor the truths we read.

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5/9/21 11:23 A

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If we want this to be a Jewish-themed thread, then should we not speak about ways to be a light unto the nations, or l'goyim? Do we not have a religious mandate to speak out against injustice when we see it? Doesn't this include speaking out against separating families, caging children, spreading false information about a deadly pandemic, and spewing lies throughout public media?

At the heart of all those injustices we find the Republican party. Willingly going along will all of Trump's (and Stephen Miller's, and Mitch McConnell's) hate, prejudice, racism, and greed.

After four years of being called "libtards," is it really so horrible to find a name that indicates exactly how repugnant the Republican platform has become???

And regarding lower fat cheesecake, use Neufchatel cheese rather than regular cream cheese, it has about half the fat. But cooks up just like cream cheese.

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5/9/21 12:47 A

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I don’t think so. If you really want to see what the average Republican thinks, look no farther than our own SP Conservatives / Republicans group. They are a microcosm of what is going on outside these walls.

I admire Liz Cheney for speaking the truth. But look what it’s going to cost her.

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5/8/21 11:39 P

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You can not reason with the crazies. However, a lot of republicans (NOT those needed to curry favor to stay in power) may slowly come to realize that they have been hoodwinked. But when you call them names, you are only adding to their beliefs that they are being fed bytheir leaders, and make them more likely to believe the rubbish they are being fed.
It is time that we start trying to get below the slogans, and find common ground.

If I was mistaken in thinking that this thread was suppossed to be aJewish-themed thread, and not a political one, I am sorry.

Does anyone have a low-calorie cheesecake recipe for Shavuot?

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I understand your explanation, Num, but I find it offensive to read about democRATS on some threads or rePUGNIcans on ours. It is painting with a broad stroke and demeaning to the good people on both sides.

I am a Canadian secular Jew and certainly would not have voted for Trump if I had been an American. However I felt uneasy and sad to read that word and I considered saying something when I first read it here. And now, given the discussion, I want to respectfully express my view.

My heart goes out to the individuals and families affected by this Lag BaOmer tragedy and I am praying for their refuah chelemah.

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5/2/21 3:55 P

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You are most welcome, Sherri.

If someone can educate me on a pathway, just show me how it is possible for people who are levelheaded (perhaps we can consider Mitt Romney here as the lone voice of Republican reason in Trump's first impeachment trial. Liz Cheney, too, comes to mind) can have a meeting of the minds in view of all that has happened especially in the last few months, I am all for it. But time and time again certain individuals who are well known in the Congress have put up every obstacle for any meaningful dialogue that can possibly take place. That was the thrust of my comments in the first place.

Those who know me and who have met me clearly know my intent. If it came across that I was painting with a broad brush, then for that, I will apologize. That was not my intent. But never in my life have I seen the nightmare that was foisted on the American people as it has been by the Republican Party. So by all means educate me that I am incorrect. And I will go line-by-line item and challenge each statement that is forthcoming with proof. Not just rhetoric.

Bring it!

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Thank you Num. I agree with you. That term is a very specific term referencing very specific people and I will also continue to use it

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5/2/21 8:24 A

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Under normal circumstances I would agree with you. My assignation of RePUGNicans was specific to those individuals who have managed in four years' time to tear this country apart in ways I would not have believed possible. I have listened to news reports even after the Capitol insurrection where 147 Republicans STILL voted to overturn the election results. Now I ask you, how does one reason with individuals who think and act in that manner?

Ponder that a while and then talk about embracing "unity".

Edited by: NUMD97 at: 5/2/2021 (16:59)
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You know just this last Friday 45 Jews died on LagBOmer. If there is any message G-d is sending us, it is that we need to internalize the true message of LagB'Omer.
Lag BOmer is a day designed to teach us the importance of giving respect to our fellow man, even if we disagree with them.
For that reason I find the recent use on this board of words like "RePUGNicans" highly offensive and inappropriate for a Jewish Team board. And BTW I voted democratic, got my vaccine, and believe in climate control. And I know a lot of Jews who got their vaccine, believe in gun control who nevertheless voted Republican.
So is this thread for all Spark Jews or only people you (and I) agree with?
Calling people names will never lead to the type of discourse needed to work together. If we want to accomplish things we need to reach out to those who disagree with us, find out their concerns, and show them (slowly) that we are not wild anarcists.
Thank you and I will get off my soapbox. Have a good day!

Anyone who wants a mitzvah today can say tehillim (psalms) for a critically injured person from Friday, YOSEPH AZRIEL BEN CHIAH MICHAL

Edited by: RICKISMOM1 at: 5/2/2021 (08:09)
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