Thursday, May 28, 2009

Proper Perspective

Tonight is the first night of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, which commemorates our receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Unlike the other major holidays (Passover and Sukkot), Shavuot has no intermediate days and only lasts 2 days (it will end after dark Saturday night). In preparation, I have written this weeks top 10 list in advance and set it to post automatically Saturday.

Since I have little time to write much, I'll leave you with this story from James Taranto at the WSJ's Opinion Journal:

Fed Up With the Norks
There's trouble in paradise, the New York Times reports from Paju, South Korea:

Peering at North Korea in the hazy distance from the demilitarized zone, standing under an upbeat mural trumpeting improved relations between the separated countries, a visitor from South Korea struck a skeptical note.

"We sent them food, fertilizer, factories, more than we give our own poor people," said the South Korean, Lee Soon-hwan, a 30-year-old office worker. "And all they pay us back with is this nuclear test."

It sounds a lot like Israel's problems with the Palestinian Arabs. And as we all know, the solution to that problem is to give the Palestinians a state. Obviously, then, this problem can be solved by giving the Norks a state.

Oh, wait . . .

Just putting things into a little perspective. Have a Chag Sameach (Happy Holiday).

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