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Sometimes a Kosher Salami is Just a Kosher Salami

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Would-be New York gov Carl Paladino's apology for anti-gay comments prompts this reaction from Rabbi Yehuda Levin:

"I was in the middle of eating a kosher pastrami sandwich," Rabbi Levin said. "While I was eating it, they come running and they say, 'Paladino became gay!' I said, 'What?' And then they showed me the statement. I almost choked on the kosher salami."

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  1. Wait a minute. Was it pastrami or salami?

    1. I was wondering the same thing. I wish Rabbi Levin would stop flip-flopping… that’s what Democrats do.

  2. Did Paladino think he was going to get more than 10% of the gay vote to begin with? He’s an crusty, evil Repub…Repub…I just can’t say it (swoons).

    Gays still flock and cling to Obama, despite his renegging on DADT, all the while he spews mealy-mothed defenses of “we don’t think a lower court should be making law for the entire country.” If he wanted to end DADT, it would have been gone by now. He knows you’ll vote for him, no matter what he does.

    He’s Bush the Lesser II, continuing virtually every policy decision made by Bush, and yet, the OBAMA LIES or ENDLESS WAR signs are conspicuously absent in the front yards they once adorned for 8 glorious years.

    For fuck’s sake, stop pandering to groups that wouldn’t vote for you even if it were end days and you had the key to salvation, all because you have the wrong letter attached to your name.

    1. Pandering to the gays is not the first way I’d describe Mr. Paladino’s recent behavior.

        1. Seriously. Now you’re even getting the basic facts wrong.

    2. There are plenty of voters who aren’t gay who are repulsed by anti-gay politicians.

      1. A fair point. But would they ever vote for a Republican to begin with? My WAG says doubtful.

  3. Saw something interesting on the way to work. A pickup truck with a bumper sticker that said “YOU LIE!” with the “O” as the Obama symbol. This was right above a sticker that said “Union Yes”. Weird.

    1. One of the really interesting characters I know is an IP&P union member and a staunch minarchist. He would have no problem putting those on his truck, and he’d be right at home here at H&R.

    2. There’s nothing inherently unlibertarian about unions per se. Just people banding together to acquire more market power. It’s just that they’ve historically been fond of coercion, legal and otherwise, to pursue their goals.

      1. Luckily employers never resort to coercion, legal or otherwise, to pursue their goals.

  4. This election year, rethugs would do well to back away from social issues and argue for their conservative creds on the fiscal side of things. The Paladino campaign sucks major salami for not realizing this.

    1. But Paladino is too hilariously over-the-top incompetent for that. It’s almost like he’s playing to lose….

  5. and Sometimes a Kosher Salami is a metaphor for an erect penis. Except Carl Paladino didn’t become gay, I mean everyone is little gay sometimes.

    1. I thought it was a metaphor for a big ol’ rod on.

      1. But first he was eating pastrami. Then it became salami. If he had kept on talking, I think it would eventually have become a cigar.

        1. that’s what I was thinking too. a pastrami sandwich isn’t phallic at all. Too many things can be phallic or yannic symbols. Let’s face it dicks and pussies are everywhere.

          1. a pastrami sandwich isn’t phallic at all.

            What if you top it with a dick?

            1. What if it’s on a baguette?

          2. and some of them post on H&R
            ba-da-bing

  6. This should seal Paladino’s fate. To bad, I would have voted for Lazio.

    In New York, you’ll need support of both the jewish community and the gay community. Now, he has neither.

    I hope this happens to the rest of the tea-baggers. Ms. O’Donnell looked like an idiot in yesterday’s debate.

    1. Ms. O’Donnell looked like an idiot in yesterday’s debate.

      Then she should fit right in. Besides, when your opponent’s name is Wolf Blitzer, what chance do you really have?

      1. I was about to agree.

        It actually works pretty good with her ‘I am YOU’ commercial. I’m will ing to bet most idiots voting for the tea-baggers wouldn’t be able to answer complex questions like which supreme court ruling upsets you.

        1. Your repeated use of the word “teabagger” greatly diminishes the value of the rest of your words.

          1. Be fair, not everyone makes it to puberty mentally.

            1. greatly diminishes

              Also, you misspelled “eliminates entirely”.

              1. Forget it, he’s rolling.

    2. There are two kinds of people I hate in this world, intolerant people and tea-baggers.

      1. Tea-fucking Rat-baggers!!

    3. Lazio wasn’t “tea party” enough, I guess.

      1. You messed up there. The idea is to keep using “teabagger” when referring to candidates that aren’t TEAM RED or TEAM BLUE. It’s like a clever little inside joke that makes you feel better about your team losing.

        1. Tea baggers (a phase I picked up from my personal budha Bill Maher) are TEAM RED…EXTREME TEAM RED.

          1. Where Have All the Good Trolls Gone?

            1. Long time paaaaassing,
              Where have all the good trolls gone?
              Long time agoooooo
              Where have all the good trolls gone?
              Gone to Gawker, every one
              When will they ever learn?
              Oh, when will they eveeeer learn?

    4. tea-baggers

      Most of us made it past 2nd grade in sexual development.

    5. In New York, you’ll need support of both the jewish community and the gay community. Now, he has neither.

      I don’t understand why he now has neither, rather than 50% each. Each side has to think he might be telling them the truth, so it should be a wash. Of course that’s the same thing as if he’d said nothing.

  7. Mr. Paladino…announced that he wanted to clarify that he embraced gay…s

  8. First rule is: The laws of Germany
    Second rule is: Be nice to mommy
    Third rule is: Don’t talk to commies
    Fourth rule is: Eat kosher salamis

    1. + Dee Dee

  9. The older I get the more I wonder why people get all worked up about social issues when it comes to local elections. They could be voting for a chairman of the water reclamation department and gay marriage would still be front and center.

    1. Considering the governor could conceivably sign/veto a gay marriage bill, it’s not an unreasonable issue to be concerned about. Though I agree with your point on municipal elections.

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