Friday, June 25, 2010

Guess who's being a jerk again

I guess Yehuda Levin's ears were burning from my post last week. You know, the one where I said he was a colossal embarrassment and should lock himself in a lead-lined box for a few thousand years so he could stop reflecting badly on all Jews everywhere.

Well guess what? Levin decided people weren't paying enough attention to him. Ergo, today's "Omygodlookatme" outburst.
Rabbi Yehuda Levin, spokesman for the alliance, told on Thursday that "a great deal has been made about the fact that she would be the second Jewish woman on the court, and we want to signal to people across the country that we take no pride in this.”

Levin said most people are happy when "one of their own" is nominated to such a high position. But, he added, "We feel that Elena Kagan turns traditional Judaism on its head--from a concept of a nation of priests and holy people, she is turning it into, ‘Let’s homosexualize every segment of society. And by the way, partial-birth babies have no right to be delivered.’"
Homosexualize? Really? You're going to verb that one? Fair enough. Please, "Rav," do tell me more about your various "weatherizing" campaigns. Speaking of which, how come you haven't stepped in to save the gulf states from the latest crap-tastophre to afflcit them? doesn't sound any less stupid than Just saying.

Got any other crap? Yes? In bad taste? Yes? Well I'm just shocked.
“It is clear from Ms. Kagan's record on issues such as abortion-on-demand, partial-birth-abortion, the radical homosexual and lesbian agenda, the 'supremacy' of the anti-family panoply over religious liberties of biblical adherents, et. al., that she will function as a flame-throwing radical, hastening society's already steep decline into Sodom and Gomorrah,” the rabbis said in the statement.
See I know Levin thinks he's sounding like a real firebrand here, but here's a tip: if you want to influence public opinion, try not to use adjectives that make your opponents sound cool. Young people are already pro-choice and pro-gay rights. Calling someone a "flame-throwing radical" is not exactly going to turn them off.

Levin told that his fellow rabbis--and hundreds of thousands of Orthodox and traditional Jews--are puzzled at the president’s choice of Kagan.

“What exactly was Obama thinking, President Obama thinking, when he nominated Kagan? Because eventually, down the road, someone--or some group--is going to ‘take the hit’ for the crazy decisions that Kagan is bound to make. So we would have much preferred if President Obama had given this ‘distinction’ to another minority group, instead of singling out the Jews.”
What, because there's been so much retaliation against Catholics for all of Scalia's bullshit? Take your silly pseudo-Holocaust fearmongering and blow it out your ear.

The best part about all of this is that Levin's association is apparently so significant that the only people that notice when he talks are random far-right blogs that share his agenda.

Edit: Breaking News! For the first time ever, Levin has been spotted... in the company of other (alleged) rabbis! If verified, this could be the an important first step in proving that Levin's organization, the Rabbinical Alliance of America (which even he puts in quote marks), actually consists of people other than Levin himself. Stay tuned...

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