Sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. That’s the case at Lake George Dinner Theatre where a terrific package of entertainment awaits you.
You might attend a better play than “The Love List” which is playing at the Lake George Dinner Theatre through Oct. 20. You might also go to a fancy expensive restaurant and have a better meal than is served at the Lake George Holiday Inn Resort that hosts LGDT.
Over the past two weeks, the attention of the American public has been held captive by the political circuses known as the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. They couldn’t have been more different.
The Jewish community of Boynton Beach Florida has sponsored an event on who the Jews might support in the upcoming presidential election. Boynton Beach is not alone. Jewish communities all over Florida are in the process of deciding how to cast their vote. Although I am not a Florida resident, let me explain the conditions an American Jew should consider in entering that November election booth.
Although President Obama has indicated he is a staunch ally of Israel and speaks passionately of the bonds that cannot be severed, his actions reveal a different sentiment.
I have no illusion that what I say today will register over the important news that will be coming out of the Democratic Convention in North Carolina. But I want to respond to the Republican Convention and the party line the Republicans have been repeating.
They say that wherever you go, you take your problems with you.
That's certainly true for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who was unable to escape the clutches of the so-called Gropegate scandal when he arrived here in Charlotte, North Carolina yesterday to assume his role as head of the New York delegation at the Democratic National Convention.
Within hours of touching down in the Queen City, Silver sat down for several extended interviews to discuss the mess.
Democracy is never in greater danger, than when self-appointed spokespersons for a deity decide to re-regulate religious dogma, to suit their own selfish designs and turn religious freedom into religious tyranny. This is the imminent danger with which deceitful minions of religious despotism now threaten the United States, under the guise of securing religious freedom via an entrenched uniformity.
Recently there was a report on TV about Hurricane Isaac and gas prices. It seemed that because some oil drilling rigs in the Gulf Coast had to be shut down, oil companies were predicting a spike in gas prices. A local woman was interviewed and she said that she had been planning a Labor Day weekend trip to Pennsylvania to visit relatives but if gas prices went up, she might have to cancel her trip. It made me think of John Allen Paulos.
In 2006, thirteen men and women from Maine participated in study titled “Body of Evidence: A study of Pollution in Main People” sponsored by the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine, which sought to draw attention to the growing presence of toxic chemicals in everyday consumer products. The study looked for a handful of known toxins and heavy metals, some which have been around forever, such as lead and arsenic and some, which are relatively new, such as phthalates, flame retardants, and perfluorinated chemicals.
Seven years after Hurricane Katrina wreaked its havoc on New Orleans and the Gulf coast, Republicans had to delay the start of their national convention because of fears that Tropical Storm Isaac would interrupt the party. Given that the Republican party chooses to ignore climate change as a problem, it sure is ironic that extreme weather is messing up their plans in Tampa. How many years packed with extreme weather do we have to have before Republicans and Democrats will make it an issue worth debating?