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A Pig in the Synagogue


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TomCat
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TomCat S (125)
Tuesday October 30, 2018, 1:20 pm
Between 175 – 64 BC, Antiochus IV, King of Syria, sacrificed a pig to Zeus on the Jewish alter of the temple in Jerusalem, an act called the “abomination of desolation”. With that in mind, few things are more offensive to Jews than bring a pig into a Synagogue. Nevertheless, a pig plans to do that very thing, despite thousands of requests to stay away, because he wants to use Tree of Life Synagogue for a campaign appearance about an hour or two from now.
 

Joanne Dixon (37)
Tuesday October 30, 2018, 1:25 pm
The synagogue should take his suggestion of stationing armed guards and use them to keep him out.  Not that it would be the first time a murderer went to a victim's funeral, but generally when that happens there is at most suspicion of guilt.  Here there is certainty.

RESIST AND PERSIST!
 

Freya H (345)
Tuesday October 30, 2018, 1:32 pm
Really, Tom! This is extremely unkind and cruel - to pigs, that is. You owe an abject apology to the world's entire population of swine.
 

JL A (281)
Tuesday October 30, 2018, 1:34 pm
The petition supporting request to stay away had over 130k signers by early this morning.
Reports are he intends to visit victims' families--some who are engaged in traditional burial services today already.
The more moral response I especially loved that I've seen is found:
note the goal was hit within 6 hrs.
https://www.upworthy.com/muslim-groups-are-rushing-to-support-the-jewish-victims-of-the-pittsburgh-synagogue-shooting?c=upw1
 

David C (75)
Tuesday October 30, 2018, 1:44 pm
Don't insult pigs please, thanks
 

Gloria picchetti (304)
Tuesday October 30, 2018, 1:49 pm
I wish he would just stay away from Pittsburgh for the rest of the week.
 

divergent revolution (309)
Tuesday October 30, 2018, 1:57 pm
make america oink
tytc

btw
I tried to fix the care2 petition ,but the site wouldn't edit properly
 

Rudica R (0)
Tuesday October 30, 2018, 2:05 pm
Perfect image.
 

Pat B (356)
Tuesday October 30, 2018, 2:33 pm
He doesn't care about how other people feel, he's all about himself. He'll try to make it a campaign rally. UGH!!
He's void of any emotions or caring about others, and these folks in Pittsburgh and around the world are feeling their pain, and reeling from the loss of their loved ones.
 

MmAway M (519)
Tuesday October 30, 2018, 2:53 pm
Did love my Grandpa's Pigs in Iowa, but sadly after seeing this photo and news TOMCAT I want to HURL.

For me to post here is kinda strange, I am so FED UP with what is going on if I was younger I would RUN FOR OFFICE IN CALIFORNIA!!!!
 

Nita L (127)
Tuesday October 30, 2018, 2:56 pm
I totally agree with you Pat.
 

MmAway M (519)
Tuesday October 30, 2018, 3:04 pm
Ditto Nita! AND PAT ~ Thank you TomCat!

I really don't respect that ...
 

Jim Phillips (3247)
Tuesday October 30, 2018, 4:37 pm
The picture is “PERFECT!”. It shows what trump really.

WATCH: Trump’s motorcade forced to turn around after thousands of protesters flood Pittsburgh streets

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/watch-live-protest-against-trumps-visit-to-pittsburgh-grows-in-size/

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fly bird (26)
Tuesday October 30, 2018, 4:57 pm
I started noticing,personally, awhile back, many insults that used animals to degrade someone or something..

just thoughtless expressions, no doubt..
But, I always rephrase things, whenever I find myself about to say something i'll regret, when it comes to 'pigs', or any animal, that diminishes one in any way; comparisons don't work, for me, now, when it comes to humans or their actions.. if that involves any kind of degradation.

It happens all the time... and I suppose it will continue, because language changes very slowly.

the picture is odd. I saw pictures like that many years ago, on front pages of magazines; hich ones, i'm not sure - Statesman? New Yorker?

Animals have always been used in political "cartoons', and that's not all.
I think that's sad. Where's the dignity, for the pig?

Rise up!! It's starting to look more and more like an 'animal farm' ...
Power to the pigs!
( pork farmers, may care for their pigs, but in the end, it's another sad thing... "to market, to market, to buy a fat pig.." Sorry for the wanderings, here, off topic.
We love animals, dress up as animals, now on Halloween.. for fun.

it's very interesting. A matter of individual sensitivities, apparently.

I'm not interested in Trump- the pig has trumped him.

As Joanne always says, resist and persist.

Thanks, Tom Cat
OINK! OINK!
 

Glennis Whitney (393)
Tuesday October 30, 2018, 5:10 pm
Two face turd he wasn't wanted there great work the people blockading him Let the poor people console in peace. Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat
 

pam w (139)
Tuesday October 30, 2018, 6:03 pm
He is just MINDLESS! Grieving people ask him to stay away/keep his politics out of their grief....and, what does he do? SHOVES HIS UGLY, BOORISH SELF RIGHT IN! He's done a lot of despicable stuff but...this is right up there with the worst!

(TC...that image up there is P E R F E C T !)
 

Winn A (179)
Tuesday October 30, 2018, 6:58 pm
That man is so disgusting and despicable and a moron. VOTE BLUE!
 

Eternal Gardener (734)
Tuesday October 30, 2018, 7:04 pm
He is a meshugener and certainly not kosher!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 30, 2018, 7:07 pm
stomach~turning behavior from a less~than ignorant excuse for a human being who is simply using up oxygen & taking up space that could be used by a useful lifeform like an amoeba for instance...

thank you TomCat...

p/s with a heartfelt apology to all pigs...
 

Mitchell D (82)
Tuesday October 30, 2018, 7:08 pm
That statue, photo-shopped, done by the "The Emperor Has No Balls!" people, or whatever...is PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!
The pig will have his bacon in the fire, one day.  He will go down in history as the most venal, most divisive wanna-be-president, ever!
 

Mitchell D (82)
Tuesday October 30, 2018, 7:29 pm
“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.” Voltaire
"I'm a Nationalis"t- Dumpy
 

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday October 30, 2018, 8:19 pm
He's exactly what I had been saying all along, he's a heartless bas*ard. He does exactly the opposite of what people ask of him. Shows no respect to people, no matter what the crisis is.
Thanks TomCat
 

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Tuesday October 30, 2018, 9:39 pm
That picture is absolutely revolting. And a perfect depiction of an even more revolting human being. There’s only one thing wrong with it: pigs are very intelligent animals and most likely capable of more compassion than Drumpf. So pigs should rightly feel offended by having been morphed into one with him.

Two thousand people took to the streets of Pittsburgh to protest Drumpf coming to their city and visiting their community’s synagogue, but he couldn’t care less. It only got him more of the attention he so desperately craves.
 

Giana P (398)
Tuesday October 30, 2018, 10:24 pm
His words and actions against foreigners bring about these hate crimes...
 

Janis K (129)
Tuesday October 30, 2018, 10:39 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Lynn Squance (235)
Wednesday October 31, 2018, 2:37 am
This from another NY Times article:

"... their [Jared and Ivanka] conversation with the president led to a marked change in his language.
Within hours, his remarks went from a vague statement --- "if they had an armed guard inside, they might have been able to stop him immediately," he said --- to a plea to a rally crowd in Illinois to combat "the scourge of anti-Semitism.""

This is ALL politics, and politics at its worst! Nothing matters more than the midterms and holding on to Republican power. Diaper Don does not have one ounce of compassion in his body. His only concern is how to turn a situation to his advantage. Everything is about him.

In one respect, that graphic is appropriate --- he is fat and ugly from the inside out. However, I quite imagine our porcine friends are ticked off with this iteration of Diaper Don.

Resist, Persist, Remove!!!

Lock HIM up!!!

Silence is Consent!!!

Vote BLUE no matter who!!!
 

Sue L (73)
Wednesday October 31, 2018, 5:44 am
How sad is it that our country's supposed leader is not welcomed by grieving families? Trump's lack of compassion and unwillingness to accept any blame in the rise of hate crimes due to his rhetoric is telling. The whole presidency is just a game to him. He only uses people and situations for what he can gain. He is simply despicable!
 

Gene J (287)
Wednesday October 31, 2018, 6:24 am
Headline in the local paper, below the fold, said "Trump pays his respects in Pittsburgh amid protests". Which is completely. He respects nothing and no one. That was a political stunt to make him look "presidential" a week before the midterms. No one wanted him there except him. Even the abominations in Congress had the good sense to stay away. But this man has no feeling of any kind other than his own inflated ego. The protestors outnumbered any rally crowd he's ever befouled. He is a pig of a man, with apologies to actual pigs everywhere.
 

Ben O (131)
Wednesday October 31, 2018, 7:04 am
You said it Folks, thanks Tom...take it easy...
 

TomCat S (125)
Wednesday October 31, 2018, 1:00 pm
Thanks, Stars, Hugs, and Amen to all. 😻

With respect to pigs, I love my ham and cheese and my bacon. This reference was to try to approximate how despicable his presence was to the Jewish victims' families.
 

Jim Phillips (3247)
Wednesday October 31, 2018, 2:27 pm
I am glad that other pols decided to refuse trump his request. Yes! Yes! referring to come with him to Pittsburgh.
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Animae C (508)
Wednesday October 31, 2018, 4:15 pm
Pharrell decries Trump's playing "Happy" at rally without permission hours after synagogue shooting!!!

The singer, 45, sent a cease-and-desist letter to Trump after the president played Williams' 2014 smash hit "Happy" at a political event in the Midwest Saturday, just hours after nearly a dozen people were gunned down in a Pittsburgh synagogue.

"There was nothing ‘happy’ about the tragedy inflicted upon our country on Saturday and no permission was granted for your use of this song for this purpose,” the letter read, …. "Demand is hereby made that you cease and desist from any further unauthorized use of Pharrell Williams' music."

Williams' legal team noted that the use of the song was not only poorly timed, but in violation of "copyright infringement" and "trademark rights."

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/10/30/1808386/-Pharrell-decries-Trumps-playing-Happy-at-rally-without-permission-hours-after-synagogue-shooting?detail=emailLL

Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy” is a beautiful celebration of multiculturalism and happiness. Maybe Trump was “happy” about the rise of deadly intolerance, but how disgusting that Trump misappropriated this beautiful song to rile up his deplorables hours after the synagogue massacre.

Meh!!! 😠 😡
 

Katie & Bill D (107)
Wednesday October 31, 2018, 8:17 pm
Pic is a Great Comparison!
PERFECT!
he is so Ignarant and ho just do what he wants thinks it is Okay! well it isn't!
has no idea!
how could someone be so inconsiderate!
We deserve better for a President!
Resist Persist
Thank you TomCat
VOTE BLUE ALWAYS


 

Janet B (0)
Wednesday October 31, 2018, 8:46 pm
Thanks
 

Danuta Watola (1251)
Thursday November 1, 2018, 8:09 am
noted
 

TomCat S (125)
Thursday November 1, 2018, 1:23 pm
TYVM! 😻
 

mary f (200)
Friday November 2, 2018, 2:57 pm
pigs are beautiful Trump is an abomination
 
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