Friday, July 21

A Little Good News Today (UPDATED)

Can't decide quite where to begin blogging this morning:



"Et Tzara hee l`Yaakov" — "It is a time of travail for our people,"
(sigh) and yet, and yet, and yet Israelis and supporters worldwide are coming together to aid and assist; colleague Alan Abbby, and others cover the arrival of some 250 North American immigrants (just saw two on an Israeli tv morning talk show; their Hebrew was excellent both were a true inspiration; DaledAmos reminds us of how we can help one another, as Abbagav explains why (and hosts a family from the north in his own home).

Elder of Ziyon
dares all us bloggers to put our money where our mouth - or keyboards are, and Serandez has several page badges showing where the next rally for Israel is coming down, and J-blogosphere has a "mother of all lists" on how to help.

UPDATE: And, of course, make sure you go over to http://www.kidnappedsoldiers.com
and http://www.crisisinisrael.com.

UPDATE: Colleague Judy Lash Balint has several ways to help out, and moving testimonies, and Brian Blum has an excellent post covering the situation
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I got great responses to the post about the Dylan song, "Neighborhood Bully," last week (feels like last year...) and in that spirit, humbly offer Anne Murray, as a foil to CBS's incoming anchor,"perky-as-a-button-and-half-as-clever," Katie Couric, who, while hundreds of colleagues are risking life and limb to directly report what's happening here, decided she would not venture into the Middle East hot spot, averring:

"I think the situation there is so dangerous, and as a single parent with two children, that's something I won't be doing."
Sorry Katie, but What. A. Wus. (that's an ancient Hebrew term for "cowardly airhead")

A Little Good News Today

I rolled out this morning
Kids had the mornin' news show on
Bryant Gumbel was talkin' 'bout the fighting in Lebanon
Some senator was squawkin' 'bout the bad economy
It's gonna get worse you see, we need a change in policy

There's a local paper rolled up in a rubber band
One more sad story's one more than I can stand
Just once how I'd like to see the headline say
"Not much to print today, can't find nothin' bad to say", because

Nobody robbed a liquor store on the lower part of town
Nobody OD'ed, nobody burned a single buildin' down
Nobody fired a shot in anger, nobody had to die in vain
We sure could use a little good news today

I'll come home this evenin'
I'll bet that the news will be the same
Somebody takes a hostage, somebody steals a plane
How I wanna hear the anchor man talk about a county fair
And how we cleaned up the air, how everybody learned to care
Whoa, tell me

Nobody was assassinated in the whole Third World today
And in the streets of Ireland, all the children had to do was play
And everybody loves everybody in the good old USA
We sure could use a little good news today

Nobody robbed a liquor store on the lower part of town
Nobody OD'ed, nobody burned a single buildin' down

Nobody fired a shot in anger, nobody had to die in vain
We sure could use a little good news

1 comment:

Jason said...

Just gave a hundred bucks to FIDF. Do you need help getting the word out?

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