Author Archives: Meryl Yourish

The Iran Lobby in FP magazine

You’ve heard of Foreign Policy magazine, right? Respectable publication, lots of experts write for it, heads nod at what the experts say, impeccable sources, etc., etc. Take this article about how we shouldn’t be worried about Iran’s military. Because it’s … Continue reading

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Haters gonna be stupid

A neo-Nazi group in the U.K. will be marching in a Jewish neighborhood, spouting anti-Jewish slogans, and probably burning or destroying Jewish items. They’re threatening to burn the Talmud and stomp on the Israeli flag. Neo-nazis in the United Kingdom … Continue reading

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Hello bias my old friend

I’ve come to talk about you again. Because a news piece softly creeping left its bias while I was sleeping Israeli Police Officers Kill Two Palestinian Men Wait, what? Why on earth did Israeli police officers kill two innocent Palestinian … Continue reading

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Introducing the Hulk News Briefs

There are so many news stories pissing me off that I think I’ve gone past the “I can’t even” portion of my brain and into the naked fury bit, also known as my inner Hulk. So let’s begin with effing … Continue reading

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Happy 7th Tiggerversary!

Seven years ago today, I picked up my big dumb fluffball from Wendy’s Feline Friends (head over there and kick in a few bucks if you’ve got ’em). That was then. This is now.

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Happy Passover!

Chag Pesach sameach to my Jewish friends, family, and readers.

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A Passover video for you

I particularly love the ending.

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Have a Technion Rube Goldberg Passover

This video is great. These kids are amazing.

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When “Kill the Jews” is not anti-Semitic

British Jews are terrified. They are so terrified that they are unwilling to call an anti-Semitic attack by a group of drunks anti-Semitic. The story is this: A group of Jewish teenagers today told how they barricaded themselves inside as … Continue reading

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Seven years of Tigger

While writing a check yesterday, the date struck me as familiar. Turns out it was Tig 3.0’s seventh birthday. I picked him up on April 18, 2008, and he was about two months old. A belated happy birthday to my … Continue reading

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All the news except what they see fit to print

What’s missing from this New York Times article on yesterday’s strike on Hebollah and Iranians in the Golan Heights? Context. BIG context. The New York Times elides a threat by Hezbollah to invade Israel in the next conflict. Nasrallah said … Continue reading

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Spinning Jew hatred

YouGov took a poll of British attitudes towards Jews, which found that 45% of Brits hold anti-Semitic attitudes towards Jews. They also surveyed British Jews about how safe they feel in Britain. The following are the resulting headlines of those … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, everyone!

2014 ended nicely for me. My free promotion of Darkness Rising on Amazon got over 2,000 downloads. Readers are already adding their reviews and buying book two. It’s a lovely way to end one year and begin another. An emailing … Continue reading

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Book One is free through the end of the year

Darkness Rising: Book One of The Catmage Chronicles is free on Amazon through the end of the year (Dec. 29-31). Don’t have a Kindle? Doesn’t matter. There’s a free Kindle app for your phone, tablet, and even desktop.

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Eighth Light

Oh, sure, Verizon. THIS you upload instantly, but I have to wait twice while downloading episodes of Parks and Rec via my Roku.

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