Monday, February 29, 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016
By Ron Kampeas
LAS VEGAS (JTA) — You haven’t heard a lot about Carolyn Goodman, which may be just how she wants it.
Goodman, 76, was elected mayor of this city in 2011, succeeding her husband, Oscar Goodman, who had served three terms and was barred by term limits from running for a fourth. She was reelected last year.
Whereas Oscar is “flamboyant,” as Goodman put it in an interview in her office overlooking the Strip, she is more self-effacing. She is prone to be gracious in victory, once praising her opponent following a tough municipal election as having “good intentions” for Las Vegas. Oscar, a former mob lawyer who played a version of himself in “Goodfellas,” had once called another challenger a “piece of crap.”
She’s also disarmingly candid, confessing that she was “born a brunette” and recounting with pride the adoption of her four children, whose photos surround her in her office.
“The second one’s an attorney, very much like his father, very aggressive,” Goodman said.
On the eve of the presidential caucuses in Nevada, Goodman shared her thoughts on the growth of the city’s Jewish community, the November election and how her husband would love to give Republican front-runner Donald Trump a run for his money.
Her seventh-story office, in a gleaming building towering over neighboring bail bondsmen shops, is a tribute to Oscar. There’s a huge pencil drawing in the foyer depicting moments in his mayoralty, with the centerpiece a portrait of Oscar and Carolyn Goodman smooching.
“Fifty-four years come June,” she said of her marriage. “It should have been 55, but my parents really didn’t like him.”
Did they come around?
“Yes, of course, one always comes around to Oscar,” Goodman said.
They met when she was at Bryn Mawr and he was at Haverford, when the suburban Philadelphia colleges were both strictly single-sex. He went on to study law at the University of Pennsylvania (as did two of their children) and was hired while still studying for the bar by then Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Arlen Specter – later a U.S. senator – for a dollar an hour.
That’s how they came to Las Vegas in 1964.
“There was a wealthy Jewish widow by the name of Lulubell Rossman, who was murdered and the money that she kept under her mattress was brought out here to Las Vegas,” Goodman said.
The alleged killers were apprehended and returned to Philadelphia by two sheriffs. Specter, she recalled, told Oscar to take them out to dinner.
“At 2 in the morning, he woke me up and he said, ‘How would you like to move to the land of milk and honey?’” Goodman related. “And I said, ‘For heaven’s sake, we’re just newlyweds, I don’t want to move to Israel yet.’” (Later she said if it weren’t for her family, who all live in Las Vegas, and her job, she would consider aliyah.)
“So I said to him, ‘Whatever you want to do, let’s go look.’” They visited in May 1964 and moved in August that year.
Goodman was involved in the local Jewish federation from the get-go, heading the women’s divisions for several years while her husband made a name for himself defending the gangster Meyer Lansky and others with sobriquets like Fat Herbie, Lefty and Tony the Ant.
“When we came here in ’64, there was only one [Reform] temple and there was an Orthodox temple operating out of a little house on Maryland Parkway,” Goodman said. “And now I can’t even begin to tell you.” (Todd Polikoff, the current federation director, estimates there are about 60,000 Jews in Las Vegas, along with 28 congregations – only 15 have buildings – and four Jewish schools.)
What was attractive about Vegas? In Manhattan, where Goodman grew up, residents never met their congressman and had to wait for someone to die to get season tickets to Carnegie Hall. Las Vegas was wide open.
“To go ahead and do something, not to be recognized, but to be part of things growing and developing — we both had that urge,” she said.
After 17 years jointly in office, is there a Goodman legacy in Las Vegas?
Goodman doesn’t like the word, at least not applied to her.
“To me, everything that both of us did, but more specifically — as I say, I can only speak for me — I wasn’t looking to get any recognition,” she said. “If there’s a legacy here at all, I think that Oscar brought the town back, the core of the city of Las Vegas back, from crime-infested, boarded up, really scummy core of the city, back to vitality and began the whole initiative to see everything you see behind me take place.”
She swept her hand toward the picture window behind her.
Asked about the presidential election, Goodman – like her husband, an Independent – politely offered: “You want somebody who has the qualities and dignity of a presidential leader.”
I took that as a cue to ask if she’d ever met Donald Trump, whose Las Vegas tower is visible in the distance.
Goodman recalled an appeal her husband once made for Trump’s help in developing a rail yard the city had obtained from Union Pacific. Trump was interested, but soon they began arguing. Oscar, whose mother was an artist, favored an eclectic architectural approach. Trump envisioned something more uniform.
“I had such a headache when I left,” Goodman said. “You obviously have not met Oscar. He’s [like] Donald Trump, but so kind and good. And a religious, very religious man. I don’t know if Donald is or not.
“But two egos — like, humongous egos — and each one, every statement out of one man, the other one had to come back. I’m sitting there doing this between the two of them” — she swiveled her head like she was watching a tennis match — “and I’m thinking, oh my God. What a headache I’ve got from this,” she said.
Her husband was vindicated, she said, again gesturing to the city vista and a reward for architectural excellence from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, one of many plaques crowding her desk.
I pressed Goodman on her impression of Trump.
“He is who he is, when you see him, that’s what I saw, too,” she said. “He really does know how to hit everybody’s nerve center. I think Oscar, if he had a choice in life, he would love to be running against him right now.”
At 76 he’s too old, Goodman said of her husband.
“He would have a good time,” she said, “except, as I say, Oscar is really a very good Jew and very religious and very loyal to it.”
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Jewish moguls exploit Super Bowl audience to push degeneracy, anti-white agenda
By Dr. Patrick Slattery — Another Super Bowl has come and gone. While the NFL has fewer Jewish owners than baseball and far fewer than the NBA, the Jewish flavor of the Super Bowl is as strong as Matzo Ball Soup. One could go into multi-million dollar, Jewish Madison Avenue commercials, chock full of vulgarity and anti-white stereotypes.
One that had been previewed in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and reported by Zio-Watch featured “comedians” Seth Rogen and Amy Schumer, the dynamic duo of Jewish obscenity, posing as politicians crisscrossing the country recruiting the masses into their caucus. The repeatedly that they have a “huge caucus,” with Schumer finally looking into the camera and saying don’t worry, “you can handle it.” (HollywoodLife.com says “It’s that kind of lovable sexual-innuendo that earned Amy the MVP award at the Critics’ Choice Awards.” How delightful!)
But the most viewed half hour of the year, more than the game in fact, is the Half-time Show. Since 2010 it has been produced by Ricky Kirshner, the son of the Don Kirshner who produced so many major acts in the 1960s and 70s. Last year’s show starred Katy Perry singing “I Kissed a Girl,” a bubble-gum pop song encouraging her young white audience to experiment with homosexuality.
This year Kirshner brought on Lady Gaga to sing the national anthem. Lady Gaga’s video’s routinely feature pornographic themes such as nuns engaging in group sex. When she last appeared on Saturday Night Live, produced by the Jew Lorne Michaels, she engaged in vigorous mock sex on live TV with the black rapper R Kelly while groaning the song “You Can Do What You Want With My Body.” So naturally Jewish media moguls see her as the perfect role model to put before America’s largest audience singing a song that is supposed to symbolize America itself.
As for the half-time show, it starred Beyonce singing an obscenity-laced, Black Panther-themed song. The other stars to perform included Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson. Ronson is a Jew from England, and like Beyonce is signed by the Sony Music group, run by Doug Morris, who is Jewish. Bruno Mars is part Jewish, and like Coldplay is signed by the Warner Music Group of Edgar Bronfman, Jr., another Jew.
Kirshner’s company is actually a subsidiary of Interscope Geffen A&M, owned by the gay Jewish media mogul David Geffen. Geffen was an early financial backer of Barack Obama. He also poured millions into an unsuccessful campaign to block California’s Proposition 8 ballot initiative, which banned gay marriage in the state.
That the music industry in general and most watch show in particular are run by Jews and promote values that undermine the traditional morality of the majority of this country underscore the fact that the United States has come under the control of a Jewish elite that is hostile to the white population in this country and hell-bent on its cultural and demographic destruction.
(JTA) — Right-wing rocker Ted Nugent made an anti-Semitic Facebook post blaming prominent Jews for pushing gun control, and urging followers to “raise maximum hell to shut them down!”
Published Monday, the post included images of Jewish politicians and activists — including former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Democratic New York Sen. Chuck Schumer — stamped with Israeli flags, alongside an inflammatory message.
“Know these punks. They hate freedom, they hate good over evil. They would deny us the basic human right to self defense & to KEEP AND BEAR ARMS while many of them have tax paid hired ARMED security! Know them well. Tell every1 you know how evil they are. Let us raise maximum hell to shut them down!” Nugent wrote.
The Anti-Defamation League quickly condemned the post.
“Ted Nugent has a long history of being an equal opportunity offender. But his latest share on Facebook, making the outrageous suggestion that Jews are behind gun control, is nothing short of conspiratorial anti-Semitism,” ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said in a statement.
The Facebook images are labeled with mocking descriptions, such as “Jew York City Mayor Mikey Bloomberg” and “Sen. Chucky boy Schumer.” Over Emanuel’s face, text reads: “Served in Israel’s army during Gulf war.”
Among others included in the post are Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz and Democratic California Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein.
Nugent, the voice of ’70s hits like “Stranglehold,” is an avid hunter, a board member of the National Rifle Association board member and a strong supporter of the Republican Party. He has a long history of making inflammatory statements. Most recently, after watching the Michael Bay film “13 Hours” about the highly politicized attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, he said President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should be “tried for treason and hung.”