Chutzpah of the Day Award
..goes to frequently chutzpadik anti-Israel blogger Richard Silverstein.
After begging for money to send him to a conference..
I want to urge you to attend, if possible, J Street’s national conference, Driving Change, Securing Peace, from October 26-28th in Washington, DC. Jerry Haber of the Magnes Zionist and I will be hosting a panel of bloggers who write about the Israeli-Arab conflict. They will include Phil Weiss, Kung Fu Jew, Max Blumenthal, Helena Cobban and Ray Hanania. We’re also working on a live video feed from Israel that will enable us bloggers there to participate. If anyone knows of any West Bank or Gaza bloggers whom we can include let me know (they would need a webcam and Skype, or something similar, setup).
I expect that it will cost $1,000 for my travel and lodging expenses during the conference. I would like to ask you, generous readers, to step up and help me defray my costs of organizing and attending this important panel. Please make as much of a contribution as you can afford in order to make our progressive voices heard at J Street and beyond.
..he takes a commenter to task (for G-d knows what)
But do come to the panel & if you have the temerity to say a word or introduce yrself I’ll make a pt. of telling the audience what a schnorrer you are.
a person who habitually borrows or lives at the expense of others with no intention of repaying; sponger; moocher; beggar.