Shifra on August 1, 2014
With the war raging between Israel and Hamas, there has been a shocking rise of virulent anti-Semitism on American college campuses. Much of this seems to be based on sympathy with the “Palestinian freedom fighters who are resisting the Israeli occupation.” The following is a must-read by Chloe Valdary, published in Tablet Magazine. Every word is a gem. Here are highlights, but do read the entire piece: To the Students for Justice in Palestine, a Letter From an Angry Black Woman The student organization Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is prominent on many college campuses, preaching a mantra of “Freeing Palestine.” It masquerades as though it were a civil rights group when it is not. Indeed, as an African-American,...
Shifra on July 30, 2014
Last week, FLOTUS gave a speech: Via Daily Caller: Irony alert: Michelle bemoans money in politics, asks donors for ‘big, fat check’ Speaking at a party fundraiser in Chicago, Mrs. Obama said Democrats must triumph in the November contests if President Obama is to make progress on his agenda…. She also blasted special interest groups that funnel money to Republicans. “So, yeah, there’s too much money in politics…. Mrs. Obama then urged fellow Democrats to add even more money to the political system. “There is something you can do right now today to make a difference, and that is to write a big, fat check. I kid you not,” she said. “I’m going to be honest with you. That’s what...
Shifra on July 29, 2014
Uh oh, looks like some Lib chickens are coming home to roost. Via Investor’s Business Daily: Professors Suddenly Don’t Like ObamaCare Either After years of singing the praises of universal health care, college professors are now shocked at how badly it has turned out — for them. Adjunct professors are steamed at the way their employers are interpreting the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, which forces them to cover full-time but not part-time workers. Typical of liberals, they blame their employers instead of the job-killing law they supported. Starting Jan. 1, ObamaCare makes employers offer all full-time workers health insurance or pay a fine. In response, hundreds of colleges have simply cut instructors’ course loads to dodge coverage. Others are...
Gina on July 27, 2014
Here’s Tammy’s appearance on Fox News Saturday regarding the bickering in Congress over what to do about the VA crisis. All this, of course, while vets continue to die because of a lack of care. In the meantime, it was announced today the Congress Clowns may have come to some sort of compromise. We don’t know the details yet, nor do we know if they’ll be able to schedule a vote before they run off to their very important 5-week vacation on August 4th. And then, if they do, will anyone even bother to read it? I agree with Tammy on this. The only thing they should do is pass a bill getting vets what they need to access the...
Shifra on July 25, 2014
Compare and contrast these two stories: Via Breitbart: IDF Leaves No Man–and No Dog—Behind Staying true to the conviction that no soldier should be left behind, Israeli forces were seen carrying a wounded bomb-sniffing dog off the battlefield…. Via NY Daily News: Hamas deploys donkey strapped with explosives as Iron Dome defense system protects Israelis Hamas fighters, desperate to circumvent Israel’s devastating Iron Dome, turned Saturday to donkeys and disguises…. Hamas militants also strapped explosives to a donkey and sent it toward Israeli soldiers storming the Gaza Strip…. Typically, horses or donkeys are used as unwitting bomb couriers, but Israeli soldiers have also reported cases of dogs strapped with explosive belts, according to the military…. Any questions?