Mazel Tov Verlander!


DETROIT — For once, Justin Verlander actually had to take a pause.

He was a strike away from history, with two strikes on J.J. Hardy, two outs in the ninth and no hits allowed. He had back-to-back pitches around 100 miles per hour before hanging a breaking ball. He was feeding off the crowd, which was roaring. He was feeding off of his teammates, who were on the edge of the dugout….

This was one of the most amazing games to listen to. It was clear that history was being made. Perez made a miraculous play in the eight to save the no-hitter. He backhands the ground ball that should have gone up the middle, and then he flips it over his shoulder to Polanco who is on the bag at second and throws to first for the double play. You MUST see this play.

This particular night, Verlander’s “A” game produced the first no-hitter by a Tiger since Jack Morris in 1984, and the first by a Detroit pitcher at home since Virgil “Fire” Trucks beat the Washington Senators 1-0 in May 1952. Three months later, Trucks no-hit New York at Yankee Stadium.

Justin Verlander


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Verlander finished in commanding fashion, his velocity still around 100 mph in the late innings.

When the ninth inning rolled around, there was barely time for suspense. After Craig Counsell nearly wrenched his back swinging at a breaking ball and Tony

Graffanino looked downright helpless in striking out for the fourth time, poor Hardy stepped into the box with the sound of 33,555 rabid Tigers fans ringing in his ears.As the TV cameras showed franchise icon Al Kaline applauding from a box upstairs, Verlander threw a fastball that registered 101 mph. Under the circumstances, Hardy did an admirable job simply putting the ball in play.

Hamas Attack Israel in TV Truck


JERUSALEM (AP) – Journalists on Sunday condemned Palestinian militants for using a television truck to disguise their assault on an Israeli military position, saying the new tactic would make their jobs significantly more dangerous.

So now that the journalists feel threatened they say something? Where are the condemnations after the Palestinians use ambulances, children, women, donkeys, and other decoys in their sick death-cult war against Israel.

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UCI Deals With Claims of Anti-Semitism—from Mark LeVine

…But the OC Register does a inadequate job of showing the anti-Semitism. In a large, nearly two page article with large pictures, the Register misses crucial parts of the issues, and gets other things wrong.

But the best line in the article, the line that sends you to the floor in astonishment is not by a Muslim student, or by one of the racist speakers that the MSU bring every semester. No, the most racist and abhorrent comment in today’s OC Register comes from none other than a Jew, Mark Levine.

“The only thing that would satisfy the critics now would be if they expelled every Muslim student and painted stars of David on all the buildings,” said LeVine, whose criticism of Israeli policies has caused some critics to dub him as a “self-hating Jew.”

This is a knowingly false and anti-Semitic comment. I am one the harshest critics of UCI and I find this statement disgusting both in its intent and its sentiment. Critics want UCI to be a safe place for ALL students to learn unhindered and unafraid.

LeVine has some interesting things to say about the British Boycott of Israeli Academics in an online article called Why Stop at Boycotting Israel?. He says basically that the boycott is hypocritical. That to single out Israel as being alone in deserving of a boycott is wrong, unless we are going to boycott everyone for all the bad they have done and are doing. America is on stolen land and so forth.  But he doesn’t disagree with the idea of the boycott.

Prof. LeVine- why don’t you consider Jews as the native population that were driven forcibly from their land? Why with all your “scholarship” have you not considered the Roman expulsion of the Jews from Jerusalem, and hundreds of other villages and towns in Israel to be ethnic cleaning? Why do you label Zionism as European colonialism and not a Jewish right to self-determination in the land they were forcibly removed from?

Jews never left Israel, Prof. LeVine. Jews never relinquished ownership of Israel. Jews never forfeited their rights to the land that they lived in for a millennium. Jews never acquiesced in their desire and yearning and prayers to return to Israel.  Jews never forsake their Middle Eastern heritage. Jews preserved the oldest Semitic language as their holy tongue through 2000 years of exile. Jews remembered the names of hills and valleys, of wells and burial caves, for thousands of years.  Jews have been rootless, aliens, nationless, victims of genocide, forcible conversions, pogroms, blood libels, burning at the stake, all because they refused to relinquish their beliefs.

And one last questions: Prof. Levine, can you read and speak modern Hebrew?

BlueStarPR scores a direct hit on the UK


Bring your computers and cell phones with their Israeli components, your medications for multiple sclerosis, cancer, schizophrenia and numerous other diseases, your state of the art medical equipment such as radiation free breast
cancer diagnostics and ingestible video pill cameras, your environmentally friendly drip irrigation systems and other such Israeli offenses to Clifford’s tower in York. All of these Israeli products will be burned in the tower at noon.

Clifford’s Tower is the site of England’s greatest moment in her never ending struggle against Jewish hegemony and aggression. Without the fiery victory over the Jews of York in 1190, this fair island might have served as a base for colonialism and imperialism stretching from here to India and beyond.

The event will conclude with a live reenactment of the 12th century immolation. All pro-Israel British Jews are asked to report to the tower at 3:00 PM. Petrol and matches will be provided by the British Union of Colleges and Universities.