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January 23, 2017

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Your Pal Al

Hi my Rabbi:

Great article as always….. did think the AK47 was a little bold but then, my rabbi, you are VERY BOLD. However, it is SO TRUE, SO TRUE and SO TRUE…any yes, my all caps mean that I’m very loud about that. Now as to what has been happening the last few weeks….I just can’t understand how the press and media keep saying that “ He missed an opportunity” or they try to explain what he says or doesn’t say…..THEY DON’T GET IT- How can they continue to say it over and over when there is no basis of facts to follow.. Simply put…..IT’S ALL A JOKE AND THEY DON’T GET IT. That man, our 45th President, is Despicable, A Phony, as bleak as his tone….as you mentioned, hopefully, the press and media won’t back down and call it what it is. If they have the facts, then THEY MUST LET EVERYONE KNOW…IT’S THEIR DUTY TO ALL AMERICANS. And your use of the word “caliginous” is as dark a word as I’ve heard since Hurricane Andrew came upon us in 1992. Be well my dear Rabbi and see you Wednesday. Pal Al

Chuck

You have run the full range of tirades against Trump, and I suppose if he lasts a full 4 years we will be hearing a lot more from where this comment emanated. I have a somewhat different view of the comment, and evidently so does the media, as I have not heard one mention of "America First", and the Lindbergh connection, or antisemitism.

Perhaps Trumps's team was ignorant of the sensitivity of the historic term, and did not do research before it was used, and for that we can give him a D-; however, I believe he was in part appealing to the constituents who voted him in, because they thought America was being taken advantage of, that we fought the Iraq war lost treasure and lives, with no compensation from an oil rich country, that Obama's foreign policy have left us ragged and despondent with respect to our foreign relations, and respect for us on the world stage, and of course the fact that our trading partners have manipulated their currencies, and taken away our jobs.

It was an appeal for resonation with the "fly over states", and those with an" industrial" flavor, where jobs were lost, and where his support base came from, and given Trump's Jewish family and connections with Jewish friends, was in no way meant to be anti-Semitic, as you imply. I don't like Trump for many reasons, bur to imply anti-Semitism to your readers when he wants to move our embassy to Jerusalem, is tragic.

I feel bad for your discontent, and in having to deal with the Donald for maybe 4 more years, but I suggest you are over=reaching when you hearken to the days of Lindbergh, Hitler, Antisemitism. I hope you don't lose your wonderful sense of balance, as a result of the election of a childish, narcissistic, egotistic, vindictive man like Trump.

Richard S. to KFS.

Richard: Yes, he did receive millions of votes . . . but nearly 3 million less than Secretary Clinton. In matter of truth, he only received the votes of one out of every four voters in America . . . not exactly a landslide. And, as you know, he enters the White House with the highest negatives of any POTUS in recorded history.
Sure, I would like him to do well, but he is woefully unprepared, has a short attention span, little curiosity and is thus susceptible to being led by the nose.
If your main concern is Israel, I can only say that Pres. Obama - despite your severe misgivings - did provide Israel with more military aide than any Pres. in history. I have no desire to try and change your mind. Stone's first rule about political discourse with those who disagree: don't bang you head against a wall unless you are fond of concussions.
And by the way, don't know if you are aware, but writing emails IN CAPITAL LETTERS is the cyber equivalent of screaming at the top of your lungs. One can make a point just as easily in lower case letters . . .

Richard S. to KFS.

RESPECTFULLY, HE WAS ELECTED THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, IT SOUNDS IN YOUR WRITTEN TONE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE HIM RESIGN TODAY. THERE ARE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR HIM, AND I WOULD HOPE THAT HE BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVE HIMSELF, IN A POSITIVE AND CONSTRUCTIVE MANNER. BEING A JEW, AND WHAT MR. OBAMA DID TOWARDS, ISRAEL, AND THE UNITED NATIONS IS JUST DESPICABLE. THANK YOU...

KFS to Richard S.

I have yet to find anything positive in Donald Trump . . . going back nearly 30 years. There is nothing positive to be found in egomania, misogyny, cupidity or serial lying.

Richad S.

WHY DO YOU TRY AND SUGGEST A NEGATIVE, WHEN IT COULD BE A POSITIVE AND CONSTRUCTIVE SUGGESTION, AND OPPORTUNITY..LOOK AT THE SUN SHINNING, AND WHAT IT COULD POSSIBLY BE FOR YOU AND I.....

Hope

I also kept all TV's off all day and watched HGTV in the evening.

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