VIDEO – The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Monday derided as “offensive and not remotely funny” an Oscars sketch featuring Seth MacFarlane’s character “Ted,” in which the animated bear tells actor Mark Wahlberg that if “you want to work in this town” you have to be Jewish.
Excuse me, but doesn't Abe Foxman have other things to concern himself with?
I am about the last person on the planet that people would claim is insensitive toward anti-Semitism, but really. We've got G-d Only Knows how many crazed imams in the Middle East screaming for Jewish blood in the most outrageous and violent terms possible and this is what the ADL concerns itself with?
The stupidity is so shocking one hardly knows what to say. It's already hard enough to be an advocate for the Jewish people and the Jewish State of Israel without getting offended at our friends when they give us a little friendly ribbing during the Academy Awards.
All we want, it seems to me, is for non-Jews to stop beating up on Jewish people. Period. From my perch here in the Oakland foothills it's obviously not a problem. In the United States the Jewish people have it as good as it gets. We are not persecuted and there is no de jure discrimination against us and very little de facto discrimination.
This is much less the case in Europe and in the Middle East, fuggedaboutit.
I have to say, it pisses me off when some Jewish people whine and bitch and moan about virtually non-existent threats, like Mets102 did with the Westboro Baptist Church, while almost entirely ignoring the real and present danger posed by political Islam. Has Foxman come out unequivocally against the Hagel nomination? Not that I am aware of, he hasn't. Hagel favors Hamas over the Jews and yet this is what Foxman complains about?
Look, I love complaining. I live for complaining... just ask Laurie. But this is just nonsense.
We have got to get our priorities straight and standing up against Ted, for chrissake, should not be high on the list.
Besides, I love Ted. He is the cutest, crudest, most obnoxious stoner Teddy Bear in the long and dishonorable history of Teddy Bears. Teddy Roosevelt, himself, would laugh his ass off. Have another taste: