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    In Funny Jew News.....

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Two Republican county officials in South Carolina have apologized after they disparaged Jews in a newspaper opinion piece in support of a fiscally conservative U.S. senator.

    The chairmen, Edwin Merwin Jr. and Jim Ulmer, wrote the newspaper in backing Republican Sen. Jim DeMint's opposition to congressional earmarks — allocations that lawmakers insert into legislation to benefit pet projects in their home districts.

    "[B]There is a saying that the Jews who are wealthy got that way not by watching dollars, but instead by taking care of the pennies and the dollars taking care of themselv[/B]es," according to the piece published Sunday in The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg.



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    [QUOTE=FF2®;3323467]

    "[B]There is a saying that the Jews who are wealthy got that way not by watching dollars, but instead by taking care of the pennies and the dollars taking care of themselv[/B]es," according to the piece published Sunday in The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg.


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    I don't see anything wrong with this?:dunno:

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    I'm pretty sure it was because they used the term "Jews"

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    [QUOTE=Timmy®;3323475]I don't see anything wrong with this?:dunno:[/QUOTE]

    It was taken like he was saying Jews were penny pinchers.

    I thought it was good financial advice myself.

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    [QUOTE=Peebag;3323486]I'm pretty sure it was because they used the term "Jews"[/QUOTE]

    However, I probably would have said nickels instead of pennies just to avoid the wrath of FF2s and Uncle Leos out there.

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    I wonder if a show like "All in the Family" could survive today.

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    There is a saying that wealthy Italians got that way by being in organized crime.

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    [QUOTE=chesapeakejet;3323491]I wonder if a show like "All in the Family" could survive today.[/QUOTE]

    Watch Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia!! :D

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    [QUOTE=FF2®;3323494]There is a saying that wealthy Italians got that way by being in organized crime.[/QUOTE]

    You can't believe that.

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    [QUOTE=Timmy®;3323500]You can't believe that.[/QUOTE]

    I'm just saying there is a saying.

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    Odd that two Republicans from South Carolina would make a remark disparaging ethnicity.

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    [QUOTE=FF2®;3323509]I'm just saying there is a saying.[/QUOTE]

    I mean you can't compare the two generalizations

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    [QUOTE=Borgoguy;3323512]Odd that two Republicans from South Carolina would make a remark disparaging ethnicity.[/QUOTE]
    Wonder what Jimmy Carter would say.

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    [QUOTE=HDCentStOhio;3323526]Wonder what Jimmy Carter would say.[/QUOTE]

    Please put me on ignore. Much obliged.

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    [QUOTE=Timmy®;3323521]I mean you can't compare the two generalizations[/QUOTE]

    Both are ignorant generalizations about how some members of each ethnicity came to have money.

    Is it possible a few Jews worked hard?

    Do Italians watch their pennies?

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    [QUOTE=FF2®;3323530]Both are ignorant generalizations about how some members of each ethnicity came to have money.

    Is it possible a few Jews worked hard?

    Do Italians watch their pennies?[/QUOTE]

    The majority of people who have wealth watch their pennies.

    Jews as a group are wealthier than most.

    That's it.

    Absolutely no implications about work or anything else.


    Huckle Scmuckle! (wait, strike that)

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    [QUOTE=FF2®;3323530]Both are ignorant generalizations about how some members of each ethnicity came to have money.

    Is it possible a few Jews worked hard?

    [B]Do Italians watch their pennies[/B]?[/QUOTE]

    After the hit.

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    [QUOTE=Timmy®;3323539]The majority of people who have wealth watch their pennies.

    Jews as a group are wealthier than most.

    That's it.

    Absolutely no implications about work or anything else.


    Huckle Scmuckle! (wait, strike that)[/QUOTE]

    That can't really be a saying, can it? I mean, with that tortured sentence structure? A cursory search of the internets reveals that it was apparently Ben Franklin who said the actual phrase that Merwin and Ulmer think they're quoting: "Take care of the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves." But, as you can see, no Jews mentioned.

    Let's keep digging...
    Seems Lord Chesterfield used the phrase in a letter to his son in 1747. "Take care of the Pence, for the pounds will take care of themselves." No Jews mentioned here either. Drat. Can never find an anti-Semite when you need one (Ed. Note: this is not actually a true statement).

    If William Safire were still alive he would surely remind his compatriots in political rightery that George Bernard Shaw wrote, in Pygmalion, "Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves is as true of personal habits as of money." No Jew here either. But, then again, Shaw also said that most of the victims of the concentration camps had died of overcrowding, so maybe he had Jews on his mind.

    When guys like Merwin and Ulmer say this they're perpetrating an old and insidious form of anti-Semitism that points a crooked finger at the Jews who apparently only care about money. Deny it if you want, but that's the subtext of this so-called "saying" that the firm of Merwin and Ulmer have invented (they do sound like a Jewish accounting firm, don't they?).

    When I was ten years old, some kids gathered around me in the schoolyard and threw pennies at me. They yelled "pick up the penny, Jewboy." I was confused because I didn't know what that meant. Another kid told me that it means that Jews like money. Still confused, I answered, "Doesn't everyone?"

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    [QUOTE=HDCentStOhio;3323526]Wonder what Jimmy Carter would say.[/QUOTE]

    Or LBJ.

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    [QUOTE=Timmy®;3323539] Jews as a group are wealthier than most.[/QUOTE]

    [I]LINK?[/I]

    The point is there IS NO SAYING about Jews and pennies.

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