Mitz-Vote

Bagels & Ballots: The Discovery Channel’s Newest Star?

By Joy Resmovits

  • Print
  • Share Share

Fire in Florida-22: This weekend, Allen West, the far-right candidate for representative to Florida’s district 22, home to many Jewish retirees, was hit by a big one: according to NBC’s Lisa Myers, he has ties to a motorcycle gang known as The Outlaws. In an email, West campaign’s called the attack a “political hatchet job.” “West has absolutely no ties to the outlaw bikers club,” the campaign claimed. (MSNBC)

Campaign finance numbers are in for the third quarter — and if Politico’s right, “it doesn’t pay to be a Democratic incumbent in 2010.” Indeed. Lee Fisher, Ohio’s Democratic senatorial candidate, raised $6 million, less than half the amount raised by his opponent, Rob Portman. Tea partier Christine O’Donnell raised $3.7 million. Illinois Democratic senatorial contender Alexi Giannoulias has a quarter of opponent Mark Kirk’s $4.4 million cash on hand. But in California, Republican Carly Fiorina has $1.8 million in the bank, while her opponent Sen. Barbara Boxer has more than three times that at $6.5 milion — although they raised nearly the same amount this quarter. (Politico)

The Youth Vote: Wisconsin senatorial contenders Russ Feingold and Ron Johnson are duking it out — on campus. But Feingold hit his opponent for being a no-show at University of Wisconsin – Madison. (Daily Cardinal)

He’s a practiced mythbuster, anyway: And as if there’s not enough on Barack Obama’s plate these days, POTUS has signed up to appear on the Discovery Channel television show Mythbusters. He will bust or confirm that fabled Archimedes tale about burning a Roman fleet by the power of mirrors and the sun. Associated Press


Permalink | | Share | Email | Print

The Jewish Daily Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Jewish Daily Forwardrequires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and The Jewish Daily Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.




Find us on Facebook!
  • When is a legume not necessarily a legume? Philologos has the answer.
  • "Sometime in my childhood, I realized that the Exodus wasn’t as remote or as faceless as I thought it was, because I knew a former slave. His name was Hersh Nemes, and he was my grandfather." Share this moving Passover essay!
  • Getting ready for Seder? Chag Sameach! http://jd.fo/q3LO2
  • "We are not so far removed from the tragedies of the past, and as Jews sit down to the Seder meal, this event is a teachable moment of how the hatred of Jews-as-Other is still alive and well. It is not realistic to be complacent."
  • Aperitif Cocktail, Tequila Shot, Tom Collins or Vodka Soda — Which son do you relate to?
  • Elvis craved bacon on tour. Michael Jackson craved matzo ball soup. We've got the recipe.
  • This is the face of hatred.
  • What could be wrong with a bunch of guys kicking back with a steak and a couple of beers and talking about the Seder? Try everything. #ManSeder
  • BREAKING: Smirking killer singled out Jews for death in suburban Kansas City rampage. 3 die in bloody rampage at JCC and retirement home.
  • Real exodus? For Mimi Minsky, it's screaming kids and demanding hubby on way down to Miami, not matzo in the desert.
  • The real heroines of Passover prep aren't even Jewish. But the holiday couldn't happen without them.
  • Is Handel’s ‘Messiah’ an anti-Semitic screed?
  • Meet the Master of the Matzo Ball.
  • Pierre Dulaine wants to do in his hometown of Jaffa what he did for kids in Manhattan: teach them to dance.
  • "The first time I met Mick Jagger, I said, 'Those are the tackiest shoes I’ve ever seen.'” Jewish music journalist Lisa Robinson remembers the glory days of rock in her new book, "There Goes Gravity."
  • from-cache

Would you like to receive updates about new stories?




















We will not share your e-mail address or other personal information.

Already subscribed? Manage your subscription.