Bad Guys, Bad Idea, Bad News, Bullies, Creepy, Death of Right and Wrong, Politics, Trump Derangement Syndrome
Shifra on April 8, 2018
The haters may delude themselves into believing they are “patriots” who “care about our country,” but they expose themselves as unhinged and soulless. Via NY Post. Folk-rock legend David Crosby is in hot water after firing off a tasteless tweet cheering on Saturday evening’s deadly inferno at Trump Tower. “[O]h boy ……burn baby burn,” wrote the ‘60s music icon in a since-deleted post as the fatal blaze raged on the 50th floor of the Fifth Avenue high-rise, screenshots of the offending tweet show. Though the message didn’t specifically mention Trump Tower, when fellow user @JeffreyGuterman tweeted Crosby asking if he was referencing the blaze, the 76-year-old folkie replied, “yes Jeffrey,” screenshots show…. A relic from the "peace & love" generation...
Shifra on April 5, 2018
This is why we need to be very active in making sure the Democrats don’t get another chance, after eight disastrous years of Obama, to turn the US economy back into a dumpster fire. And since Nancy Pelosi has an net worth of over $43M, she doesn’t much use for “crumbs.” Via Free Beacon. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) on Wednesday said Democrats would seek to enact a “comprehensive” tax reform plan if they took Congress back from Republicans. Pelosi said at a town hall that the tax code needs to be completely reformed after Republicans passed their legislation last year, in a clip posted at NTK Network. She was asked whether Democrats would seek to change specific...
Shifra on March 26, 2018
If Barack Obama wants to do something positive, he should stop encouraging traumatized teens to spew their rage and confusion on the national stage. Via Washington Examiner. Former President Barack Obama talked about his future plans for his post-presidency life at a conference Sunday in Japan, addressing how he might shape “a million” new, young leaders in his mold. The wide-ranging discussion repeatedly touched on the Obama Foundation’s efforts to engage the digital space to help young people in the U.S. and across the world get connected. “If I could do that effectively, then — you know — I would create a hundred or a thousand or a million young Barack Obamas or Michelle Obamas,” Obama said. “Or, the next...
Shifra on March 18, 2018
Phooey! Via USA Today. A publicist for Matt Damon is batting down reports that the actor is moving to Australia with his family, and that such a move would have been inspired by anger over President Donald Trump. The Daily Telegraph newspaper in Sydney had reported that Damon was buying a home in Byron Bay near actor Chris Hemsworth. The two recently appeared in Thor: Ragnarok together. Damon spokeswoman Jennifer Allen said Damon has been to Australia a lot recently. But Damon has not bought a home there nor is he relocating there, she said….
Shifra on March 16, 2018
Students were given seventeen minutes to leave the school building to protest the seventeen deaths in Parkland. Instead, a group of students ran across the street, stealing candy and knocking over displays. Fortunately, the attack was caught on surveillance cameras, and when they are found and charged with misdemeanors, let’s hope they get a “civics lesson” they will never forget. Via Daily Caller. It was supposed to be 17 minutes of silent protest in honor of the 17 people killed last week in Parkland, Florida, in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. But on the south side of Chicago Wednesday morning, there was no silence as students who walked out of nearby Simeon Career Academy trashed a...
Shifra on March 13, 2018
Something is very wrong with Oakland. And, as they say, “The fish rots from the head.” Yes, that would be Mayor Libby Schaaf. Via Daily Signal. Owners of a California coffee shop doubled down on their refusal to serve police officers, claiming cops threaten their “physical and emotional safety.” The Hasta Muerte Coffee owners refused service to a Latino police sergeant March 8 and are now defending that decision despite growing outrage, KTVU reported. The shop is a worker-owned collective with a mural criticizing police shootings and the militarization of law enforcement. Oakland’s police union wrote a letter to the owners complaining about the measure. A local city councilman said while he disagrees with the policy, there aren’t any plans...
Shifra on March 11, 2018
Stealing tubas is now a thing. Who knew? Via WSJ. The shiny brass Mario Corso tuba stood out for 12 years as one of the largest members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in New Orleans. It is roughly 4 feet long and weighs 38.5 pounds, which makes what happened last month sound like someone blowing hot air. A thief ran off with it, presumably slowly. “What were they thinking?” says Ben Jaffe, the band’s creative director, who owned and played the sousaphone, a deep-pitched marching-band-style tuba. “What are they going to do with it?” The horn heist unfolded while the band was loading equipment into a van, which at some point was unattended, after a Feb. 24 New Orleans...
Shifra on February 13, 2018
The IOC might ask the women to change their masks to something “more neutral” than an image of a bald eagle and the Statue of Liberty. My suggestion: Maybe a pic of Otto Warmbier dragged off in chains by N. Korean guards. Via Washington Times. Team USA women’s hockey goalies Nicole Hensley and Alex Rigsby are playing in the 2018 Winter Olympics wearing goaltender masks with a patriotic design. It includes an American-themed shield, a bald eagle and an image of the Statue of Liberty. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says that runs afoul of their rules. Hensley and Rigsbymay be told to change their masks to something more neutral, according to reports. The IOC has guidelines for what athletes...
Shifra on February 11, 2018
Don’t hold your breath waiting for liberal news sites to call out the CBC’s shameful association with vicious hate-monger Louis Farrakhan. Via WSJ. When Rep. Keith Ellison ran for Democratic National Committee chairman, he faced questions about past associations with the Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan. On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” in December 2016, Mr. Ellison angrily accused his critics of a “smear campaign” for “talking about something that happened in 1995,” when Mr. Ellison was 32. It turns out Mr. Ellison—who lost his bid but is now the DNC’s deputy chairman—wasn’t telling the full story. In 2006, during his first run for Congress from Minnesota, Mr. Ellison conceded he had worked with the Nation of Islam for 18 months...
Shifra on January 3, 2018
George Ciccariello-Maher, the Drexel University professor who tweeted last winter “All I Want For Christmas is White Genocide” resigned from his tenured position, and now says he has been hired by New York University. When reached for comment by Campus Reform, Ciccariello-Maher said, “F**k ya’ll.” Yes, spoken like a true Leftist wingnut, er, “scholar.” Via Washington Examiner. George Ciccariello-Maher, the professor who once tweeted “All I want for Christmas is white genocide,” claims to have been hired as a visiting scholar by New York University’s Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics…. In March, he tweeted, “Some guy gave up his first class seat for a uniformed soldier. People are thanking him. I’m trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul.”…....
Shifra on December 19, 2017
Remember when the dumbest college course was “Third World Underwater Basket Weaving” ? Good times… In Tammy’s Washington Times column last week, ‘Drain in Education Swamp,’ she asks: How many conversations have we had with our friends, family and co-workers wondering what happened to the millennials? We expect a new generation to have new ideas and new ways of approaching the world. So how do we explain when a new generation is steeped in bullying, complaining about hurt feelings, demanding “safe spaces,” and using pride in fragile egos and weakened emotional states as the excuse to condemn free speech? Well, the favorite new college courses of 2017 are not exactly serving the millennials very well. Via Washington Examiner. Young America’s...
Shifra on December 11, 2017
The only one seriously injured was the attempted suicide bomber, pictured above. The 5-inch metal pipe bomb strapped to his body exploded prematurely. This could have been a major catastrophe. Via Fox News. A Bangladeshi man reportedly inspired by ISIS set off a pipe bomb inside New York’s Port Authority bus terminal during rush hour Monday morning, sowing mass chaos but causing few injuries — likely because the “attempted terrorist” detonated his “low tech device” prematurely. Akayed Ullah, 27, set off the “effectively low tech device” in a subway passageway just before 7:30 a.m., New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a news conference. Ullah suffered burns and wounds to his body and appeared to be the only person seriously...
Shifra on December 1, 2017
The ‘not guilty’ verdict is a stunning miscarriage of justice. Kate Steinle’s murder was an “accident” ? The jury apparently has more compassion for an illegal alien felon than for an innocent U.S. citizen. Shameful. “Build the Wall!” Via Fox News. The Justice Department is considering bringing federal charges against Jose Ines Garcia Zarate after his not guilty verdict in the Kate Steinle murder trial, department officials told Fox News on Friday. A California jury acquitted Zarate of the more serious charges in the case, including murder, involuntary manslaughter and assault with a deadly weapon — only convicting him of being a felon in possession of a firearm. U.S. immigration officials had said they would deport Garcia Zarate – also...
Shifra on November 3, 2017
Soldiers who died searching for Bowe Bergdahl This decision is obscene! “He suffered enough” ? As much as the soldier who is now paralyzed after searching for him? Via NY Post. Confessed deserter and US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl got a huge break on Friday when a federal judge spared him jail time and instead gave him a dishonorable discharge and a fine of $1,000 a month for the next 10 months. The disgraced soldier, whose disappearance resulted in serious injuries to other military personnel who were searching for him, was also stripped of his rank by the judge, Army Col. Jeffery Nance. Bergdahl, who was held prisoner and tortured by the Taliban for five years after he walked away...
Shifra on October 31, 2017
Operation Bribery, er, Constrain ? How about Operation Firing Squad? Via Daily Mail. Terror suspects including jihadis returning from fighting in Syria are to be offered taxpayer-funded homes, counselling and help finding jobs to stop them carrying out attacks in Britain. The top-secret Government strategy, codenamed Operation Constrain, could even allow fanatics to jump to the top of council house waiting lists. Official documents seen by The Mail on Sunday reveal that up to 20,000 extremists previously investigated by MI5 will be targeted with what critics last night described as ‘bribes’ aimed at turning them away from extremism….