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Sundown: Meet the New Boss (of al-Qaida)

Plus Palin’s ‘Bird-Nose,’ and more

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Former Alaska state Rep. Jay Ramras. Is this the face of a Bird-Nose?(Alaska House of Representatives)

• Longtime Al-Qaida number two Ayman al-Zawahiri is now formally in charge. He made his bones helping kill Anwar Sadat after the Egyptian leader signed the treaty with Israel. Read Lawrence Wright’s take. [The New Yorker]

• Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is out of the hospital. She was shot point-blank in the head five months ago. Wow. [JTA]

Mentioned this earlier, but it seems that in an email Sarah Palin referred to a Jewish former Alaska state representative as “Bird-Nose.” You be the judge! [JTA]

• “A Jerusalem rabbinical court recently sentenced a wandering dog to death by stoning.” Reincarnation was involved. Holy hell. [Ynet/Failed Messiah]

• The Krakow Factory, of Schindler’s List fame, is now a contemporary art museum. But here’s the secret: The art doesn’t actually work! [ArtInfo]

• The perilous occupation otherwise known as translating James Joyce into Russian. [Arty Semite]

Listen to Joyce read from Finnegans Wake. And then you can come to Housing Works Bookstore and see Ulysses acted out before your very eyes.

YouCities from Alex Itin on Vimeo.

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I love the Zawahiri promotion. Do think they all stood around and clapped and had cake after the announcement?

H/Ramat-Gan/Israel says:

I guess with have data stream jitter between US and Israel – one newspaper already apologized for printing the “dog stoning” faux story. This what happened when media take seriously the Ultra-Orthodox internet tabloids stories.

H/Ramat-Gan/Israel says:

I guess we have data stream jitter between US and Israel – one newspaper already apologized for printing the “dog stoning” faux story. This what happened when media take seriously the Ultra-Orthodox internet tabloids stories.

Miriam says:

In her emails she complains about Jewish Republican Rep. by vulgarly calling him names like “Vajayjay” and “Jay Bird-Nose Ramras”, and then goes on with her usual derogatory sexual undertone to suggest to keep her teenage daughters “away from the likes of Jay” and “Maybe Jay’s missing his little lady and feels frustrated lately. I’ll have to keep him away from Bristol”. How many times has Sarah insinuated that someone who criticizes or just doesn’t like her is yet another sexual predator? This woman who thinks she should be the most powerful person in the world with her crude, hostile, bilous, anti-semitic mean girl language has some serious mental problems and needs a full psychological evaluation. PS – If you don’t know what “vajayjay” means just Google it.

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Sundown: Meet the New Boss (of al-Qaida)

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