"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!"* And Then Some.
Okay, better late than never as they say. Have been at the computer daily, but for work, not for blogging; I guess in a very gashmi'ut way that is a good thing; but there is a big void where blogging used to be. . . so I'm making an attempt to return to the blogosphere (when I should be sleeping, of course. When else do I have the time?)
The title* of this post I borrowed (ok, I plagiarized. sue me.) from Batya, but only because she tagged me with the Super-Power Meme on September 24th. Good Lord. Where has the time gone? What with working, and the chagim, everything. Just. STOPPED.
Because with the world slowly but surely vilifying Israel and condemning her for "atrocities in Gaza,"-- withdrawing from military maneuvers with terrible Israel because her soldiers murdered Palestinian women, children and babies in cold blood -- and this, from a country that had full diplomat relations with Israel (-they don't call that place "Turkey" for nothing)
--and isolating her one by one, I am seeing RED. Nim'as li kvar*.
So yes, I am guilty. Of starting to lose my sense of humor. And my abilities--nay, my desire to reason; because tonight, we attended a talk at one of the local shuls given by IDF Colonel (Res.) Bentzi Gruber, who is doing a wonderful program called Chesed in the Field**. His lecture on Sunday was, however, on "Ethics in the Field: An Inside Look at the Israeli Defense Forces." He has held many posts of command, having served more than 20 years in the reserves.
The purpose of Col. Gruber's talk was to counteract the disgusting, negative, blatantly false tripe being plastered all over the media about Israel committing this and that, murders here and atrocities there and war crimes here and blah blah blah, ad nauseum.
He showed army archive videos and AP and Reuters clips of terrorists hiding and escaping in UN ambulances (-and when the UN was confronted with this, they responded with 'so what?') and weapons-smuggling tunnel entrances under bathroom sinks and booby-trapped kitchens and rockets being launched from mosques.
He showed us interviews with Palestinians who, after being notified by the IDF dropping leaflets, making phone calls and texting individual Arab families to evacuate because in 24 hours they were going to go after the terrorists in the area, (yes, you read that right: the Israel Defense Force warned the enemy civilians to flee before attacking. We Jews are insanely ethical.), went en masse up to the roofs of their houses because they knew the IDF wanted to minimize collateral damage, and wouldn't fire.
Nothing new here--to us, at least. Unfortunately, he was preaching mainly to the choir. What does the rest of the world know (or care) about this? About the high ethical standard of the Israel Defense Force, unlike any other army, including the United States' Armed Forces? About the TRUTH?
So, what the heck does all this have to do with the meme? It triggered my choice of a Super Power, that's what.
Without further ado, the Super Power meme:
1: Write one superpower you would like to have and what you would do with it.
2: Write why you chose that super power over everything else.
3: Tag and link lots of people, and write why you think they will have an interesting meme.
4: fix your broken links.
5: Don't forget to leave a comment below with a link to your post on this meme.
I'm in a foul mood. It's after midnight and I have to work tomorrow and won't be able to get up on time in the morning. Why am I doing this?
1. The Golem. Don't know what that is? Look it up. Why? Because nim'as li kvar*.
2. Because we need a Jewish Superpower with the Word of G-d in it's mouth to K--- the B------- A--ses, once and for all, because they are evil incarnate. Translation? "Nim'as li Kvar*."
3. I'm not in the mood. Oh, all right. I tag the following blogger friends and neighbors (I figure, if I tag a lot, maybe one of 'em will actually post; after all, it took me a whole month...) Leoraw at Here in HP, Ye'he Sh'may Raba Mevorach, Frum Satire, For Zion's Sake, Movin' On Up, Ra'anana Ramblings, Jack at Random Thoughts, Danny at Israeli by Day, and (acharon, acharon haviv), Jameel, although I don't know if I can honestly call him a 'blogger friend' (waffles are not on my diet).
Btw, I have no clue whether or not any of you named above have already participated in this meme, so there may be duplication (sue me; I told you I was in a foul mood).
4. What the heck does that mean? I always check my links. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. If it is broke, then tell me about it.
5. Yes. Do.
**Please support Col. Gruber's program by donating to Chesed in the Field. Email me for more information on this program and on how to donate.
*nim'as li kvar: "I'm fed up with it."
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