Monday, June 28, 2004

Yesterday was the yahrtzeit of my maternal grandfather and namesake. T'hei nishmato tzruya b'tzror hachaim.

Getting busy around my house. Preparations for wedding, other big changes, etc. etc. Looks like an interesting summer coming up.

The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces is certainly a worthy group (in all seriousness). Every year, they send out a calendar. This year's has a blurb about the IDF ensemble:

Mao Zedong [double emphasis theirs], founder of the People's Republic, said, "An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy."

Ummmm...Excuse me? MAO?!? "People's Republic"? Yeah- a "People's Republic" that had about sixty million less people when he was done with it! They lend credence to the communists' little conceit that they ran "people's republics?" They even quote Mao? Would they quote Stalin? Hitler?

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