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Good Riddens Caroline Kennedy

January 21, 2009

The news broke just now: Caroline Kennedy has told Gov. Paterson to withdraw her name from consideration for Hillary Clinton’s NY seat in the US Senate.

It is time to get rid of this woman. She is not qualified to be a U.S. Senator. She comes from a very important family, but she does not deserve to be given this position without having to prove herself. If she wants to be Senator, and people believe in her, then let her run during an election, and be vetted by the public.

Polls have been showing that Andrew Cuomo, the New York State Attorney General, is the preferred choice of the citizens of New York.

I don’t care if she says it’s because of her sick uncle (may he recover speedily), as long as she pulls herself out of the running. This state deserves more.

Opening Post

January 12, 2009

For a while now I have maintained a blog through my employment that was designed to get the word out about some things I cared about that overlapped with my job. I am lucky enough that I have a lot of common values with my place of employment, and many things I would like to post on my own blog I can simply post there.

I have realized, however, that I do not really have the free-license I would like to have when it comes to maintaining the blog. I think I need to be able to express myself a bit more freely, and explore some issues I might not be allowed to on the work blog.

You will hopefully get a sense of who I am and what I care about through this site, but I will give you a bit of a taste now. I am a Modern Orthodox Jew living in New York City with my wife. I would consider myself a liberal, and believe it is every person’s duty to do his or her best to improve other people’s lives. I have a lot to say about the culture and society we live in, I have a lot to say about my religion and other religions, and I have a lot to say about politics and the way this and other countries are run.

I read a lot of things around the Internet, and I watch lots of television, and I try to stay connected as best as possible. I will be writing about things I care about on this site, and I will put in links that I think are relevant.

There will hopefully be fun and light topics explored throughout this blog, but I hope to make it all relevant to people who share my interests and values.

I am making a commitment not to moderate comments on this blog. I will not give a voice to hateful comments, but will gladly welcome open debate and dialog – so please contribute.

I hope you enjoy this blog – I’m sure I will.