Well, Jackass

Maybe if you hadn’t gotten a lawyer, you wouldn’t be worrying about being a Jewish Grinch.

…The initiative followed a decision by airport officials to remove its nine Christmas trees instead of adding a giant Jewish menorah to the holiday display as a rabbi had requested.
Rabbi Elazar Bogomilsky, who made his request weeks ago, said he was appalled by the decision. He had hired a lawyer and threatened to sue if the Port of Seattle didn’t add the menorah next to the trees, which had been festooned with red ribbons and bows.
…“They’ve darkened the hall instead of turning the lights up,” said Bogomilsky’s lawyer, Harvey Grad. “There is a concern here that the Jewish community will be portrayed as the Grinch.

So, you threaten to sue instead of work it out with the airport and then have the nerve to try to spin it your way when it blows up in your face?
I think the Yiddish word is Chutzpah:

One humorous example of chutzpah is often given as follows: “A boy is on trial for murdering his parents, and he begs of the judge leniency because he is an orphan.

That about covers it.
UPDATE: I’d call this SCHMUCK spin.

…”We are not part of the war on Christmas,” said Grad. “All we asked for was inclusion and now we’re getting hate mail and angry messages.”

Your threat of a lawsuit is NOT “asking” for inclusion and most people would consider a lawsuit an act of war.
I sure do.

8 Responses to “Well, Jackass”

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    “Schmuck” sums it up.

  2. Mike Rentner says:

    Personally, I don’t know what the big deal is about people being all offended by Christmas trees. Not only do they have precious little to do with Christianity, but who is really so pitiably constituted that they would be offended by a simple symbol of mostly a secular holiday?
    If this guy really wanted a menorah, he could have just asked for one, or funded one. The cost of a lawyer would have gone a long way towards getting a menorah paid for.
    But noooo. People have to scream bloody lawyer all the time and make life less pleasant for everyone. Schmuck is right.

  3. People have to scream bloody lawyer all the time
    Oh, yeah they do. (From what I’ve heard, old boy wasn’t going to be happy with any old menorah ~ he wanted the maximus of menorahs.) And then, after ruining it for everyone, to have the unmitigated gall to worry someone might BLAME him for the whole mess HE created?
    Well, actually it wasn’t HIM. It was his LAWYER talking.

  4. Gunslinger says:

    I prefer the term “PUTZ!”

  5. The_Real_JeffS says:

    How about “sh!thead”? Works for me.

  6. Tainted Bill says:

    I have to agree with Mike, it wasn’t like there was a nativity scene or a 12 foot tall cross. Christmas trees have so little grounding in the Christian faith it isn’t worth getting upset about them. Hell, I even have one, and I’m a Penn Jillette style atheist.

  7. it wasn’t like there was a nativity scene or a 12 foot tall cross
    But this guy wanted a ginormous menorah ~ every news report says “GIANT” menorah. Christmas trees are just so frickin’ CHEERFUL and inherently forest-like.
    I’d like to send him a “what goes around comes around, asshole” letter, too.

  8. Mike Rentner says:

    I think it’s about time we go back to the old days and put secular back in Christmas.

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