Guest post: Cassie of Sydney – The Tree of Lies

Overnight Johanna kindly posted this.  Thank you. I’ve decided to respond with a post…..which I hope enlightens people.   

PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 31: Mourners visit the memorial outside the Tree of Life Synagogue on October 31, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Eleven people were killed in a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood on October 27.

The Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has disputed President Joe Biden’s claim of having visited with Jewish leaders following the horrific massacre in October 2018. 

Known as the deadliest attack in history against American Jews, 11 people were killed nearly three years ago when a lone gunman opened fire during the synagogue’s Shabbat morning service. The suspect was an admitted and avowed antisemite. Following the attack, then-President Donald Trump visited the site to pay his respects and personally met with the synagogue’s rabbi, Jeffrey Myers, who said the president exhibited a ‘warm and personal side’ unseen by the public. 

On Thursday, during a virtual address ahead of the Jewish holidays Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, President Biden claimed he also visited the Tree of Life synagogue following the attack — a claim the synagogue now disputes. 

“I remember spending time at the, you know, going to the, you know, the Tree of Life synagogue, speaking with them,” Biden said, as reported by the New York Post. 

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, alongside Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, place stones on a memorial as they pay their respects at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. 

However, the synagogue’s executive director, Barb Feige, says that visit never happened. 

“In a phone interview, Feige, executive director since July 2019, said firmly that ‘no’ Biden didn’t visit, even before taking office when he had a lower public profile as a former vice president and then-Democratic presidential candidate,” reported the New York Post. 

Johanna wrote…“It’s hard to tell if Joe Biden is deliberately lying or if lying is the same as truth for him.” 

Here’s my take on that statement…it’s even more galling because Biden (whom I will hereon call the “Sniffer”) is a serial liar and has been caught out lying so many times over so many decades. The Sniffer gets away with it because the disgraceful MSM are his personal pretorian guard, even so called conservative and right of centre media, if they don’t kowtow to the Sniffer directly, they conveniently ignore his lies in a way they would never have done if it was Donald Trump.  Just like Keli Lane probably truly ruly believes her lie that she didn’t murder her own baby the Sniffer also now truly ruly believes his lie that he visited the synagogue after the murders because when you lie so much you end up being unable to differentiate between the lie and the truth…and in the Sniffer’s case it’s no doubt compounded by his senility. 

Worth remembering that this week, here on Sky, supposed conservative commentator Andrew Bolt (whom I will hereon call “Blot”) called Donald Trump a liar without wincing. So it begs the question, will Blot have anything to say about the above BIG…HUGE…WHOPPER lie from the Sniffer in Chief?  If Donald Trump had lied about visiting the synagogue it would even be on the front page of The Oz today but there’s nothing….of course! 

After the mass murder at the synagogue not only did Donald Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania, his Jewish daughter Ivanka and his Jewish son-in-law, visit the shul he also visited the Pittsburgh hospital where survivors were recovering.  Donald Trump has numerous Jewish relatives, he’s long supported the state of Israel and many Jewish causes…BUT…BUT…BUT…don’t you know…it’s Donald Trump who was and is the anti-Semite!  LOL. If you didn’t laugh at this absurdity you’d cry.  But the MSM were and are always happy parroting lies about Trump being an anti-Semite….and all I can do is apply some good Jewish humour to such a lie…that if Donald Trump is such a big anti-Semite then he’s the best friend Jews and Israel have ever had and it’s a pity we don’t have more friends like him.  

Johanna wrote…”What a champ Biden is. Still, secular and even some observant Jews in the US will continue to support him, unfortunately.” 

Being Jewish when someone writes “observant”, to me it means Orthodox, ultra-Orthodox or Haredi…which means they observe the Sabbath and Jewish laws such as kashrut and the biggest one of all…..they actually believe in God.   Yes there are probably still a few “Orthodox” Jews who vote Democrat but I’d doubt very much if there are any ultra-Orthodox or Haredi Jews who do.  From my discussions they now vote GOP…if they turn out to vote and I know many did turn out to vote last year for Donald Trump…a man who’s regarded as a hero in Israel and among the religious (the observant).  Also, it’s worth remembering that last year Donald Trump won the Jewish vote in Florida, a vote made up of elderly Jewish voters, most of whom were once solidly Democrat.  But yes, Jews who vote GOP are still in the minority because “observant” Jews are a minority.  Most American Jews (if they are Jewish at all under Jewish law) are now sadly “Reform” or “Conservative”.  Reform Judaism is not “observant’, I call it “milkshake Judaism” or “Larry David Judaism”, it’s twice a year Judaism and it has nothing to do with Shabbat, Kashrut or God, instead it’s all about “social justice” and “feel good” Judaism.  It leads to ludicrous and offensive situations where you have “female” reform rabbis sharing platforms with anti-Semites such as Linda Sarsour and Rashida Tlaib to spout progressive clap trap.  Reform Judaism is an empty shell, a shell that’s led to the demographic collapse of American Judaism, highlighted by the following two examples….  

The Sniffer has described how his daughter with the Vanity Fair super model Mrs Sniffer has married a good Jewish doctor. Apparently, they had an ecumenical ceremony where there was both a chuppah officiated by a Reform Rabbi (of course) and a Catholic ceremony officiated by a Catholic priest.  Now I would regard such a ceremony as offensive to both observant Jews and to observant Catholics.  Note that the Sniffer’s daughter, unlike Ivanka Trump, did not and has not converted.  Judaism is matrilineal and carries through the mother which means that you’re only Jewish because your mother is. It’s always catastrophic when a Jewish man marries out.  The Sniffer, unlike Donald Trump, does not have Jewish grandchildren.  What I’m trying to say is that Donald Trump is a lot more invested in Jews, Judaism and Israel than the Sniffer in Chief is.  Whilst the Sniffer likes to lie and brag about certain things, his personal Jewish investments are rather “thin” on the ground. 

This year in a store on Martha’s Vineyard, Alan Dershowitz ran into Larry David.  They go back years and were once friends.  But there was no such amicability from Larry David towards Alan Dershowitz in the store.  David screamed and abused Dershowitz for defending Trump during the impeachment earlier this year.   

Whilst I didn’t need any confirmation, this stoush between David and Dershowitz proves to me that David’s religion isn’t Judaism, rather it progressivism.  Don’t get me wrong, I love David’s humour but he represents everything that’s currently wrong with American Reform Judaism. 

Finally, kol hakavod to Barb Feige from the Tree of Life synagogue for speaking the truth because we now live in a time where the truth is not only “Treif” (unkosher)…..the lie is celebrated. 

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September 4, 2021 2:12 pm

Interesting to see your insights Cassie.

And you have the equivalent of ”Christmas Catholics ” I see..

Cassie of Sydney
September 4, 2021 2:15 pm

“Interesting to see your insights Cassie.

And you have the equivalent of ”Christmas Catholics ” I see..”

Indeed…I don’t believe Jews should celebrate Christmas. I don’t.

Cassie of Sydney
September 4, 2021 2:18 pm

I should add that when I describe the mixed wedding of the Sniffers’ daughter as “offensive”, I don’t find a Catholic ceremony or a Jewish ceremony on their own offensive. I just find this whole “ecumenical” rubbish offensive. It’s meaningless.

September 4, 2021 2:20 pm

Biden isn’t knowingly lying. He genuinely can’t remember anything.

September 4, 2021 2:31 pm

I meant your twice a year Jews are the same as once or twice are year Catholics.

Cassie of Sydney
September 4, 2021 2:33 pm

“I meant your twice a year Jews are the same as once or twice are year Catholics.”


Boambee John
Boambee John
September 4, 2021 3:46 pm

Lying liars gotta lie. He has done it all his life, and got away with it. Why would he stop now, in his senility?

September 4, 2021 5:19 pm

Nice post, Cassie.

I heard or read somewhere that the Dersh explained to David that while he (David) was thinking up stupid jokes, Dersh was working and succeeding at Mid East peace. Ouch!

September 4, 2021 5:55 pm

Thanks for the acknowledgement, Cassie.

As I mentioned, in the US people with Jewish ancestry overwhelmingly support the Dimmocrats – including those in the powerful media, entertainment and tech industries. Many reasons have been advanced for this, but I’ve never found any of them very convincing.

What do you think, and is it the same in Australia?

September 4, 2021 6:01 pm

I’m reminded of Woody Allen’s joke in Annie Hall:

“He was a Jew.
A reformed Jew.
A VERY reformed Jew.
A Nazi.”

Cassie of Sydney
September 4, 2021 6:25 pm

“As I mentioned, in the US people with Jewish ancestry overwhelmingly support the Dimmocrats – including those in the powerful media, entertainment and tech industries. Many reasons have been advanced for this, but I’ve never found any of them very convincing.

What do you think, and is it the same in Australia?”

Yes, a lot of it is a hangover from when Jews were among the working class…..and they have this misguided loyalty to the Demonrats….this loyalty combined with the reform movement has diluted their Jewish identity….they now see themselves as progressive in politics and religion.

It’s different here in Oz….most Jews align with Orthodoxy and the community is more cohesive and leans more right of centre politically although Melbourne Ports, which covers areas like Caulfield, is a Labor seat……held for many years by Michael Danby…but Danby was always of the right.

At the last general election in the UK, for the first time ever, more Jews voted Tory than Labour….not only because of the horrendous anti-Semite leading the party but also because party is now seen as anti-Semitic… will happen here with Oz Labor as Albo and Wong and others have already promised to unilaterally recognise Palestine when elected.

Cassie of Sydney
September 4, 2021 6:28 pm

“Nice post, Cassie.”

Thanks JC…..I do like writing some threads and DB is happy to oblige.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
September 4, 2021 6:39 pm

Again, the benefit of the Cat’s existence.
Lying liars gotta lie. He has done it all his life
I listed Biden’s lies in a comment at The Oz.

September 5, 2021 10:05 am

Lying liars gotta lie. He has done it all his life, and got away with it.

He’s a child of the father of lies.

I understand that when he attends Mass he leaves before holy communion. Not sure what to make of that…is there a residuum of conscience still there or does he just not want to place the priest in a difficult position?

Re”Christmas Catholics” the old joke among Amglicans was “He’s C of E; Christmas and Easter.”

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
September 5, 2021 11:01 am

Every belief, ideal, tradition, in the abstract or in communities thereof, is tainted and diminished direct upon Biden claiming some association with it.

Hell, I haven’t even looked at breakfast cereal ever since he mentioned Corn Pop.

September 7, 2021 12:33 pm

Everyone knows that Biden is a serial liar, even those who claim otherwise.

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