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Shifra on January 17, 2018
Harry Stack Sullivan was an American psychiatrist who founded the interpersonal theory of psychiatry, which emphasized the role of interpersonal relations as a fundamental determinant of personality development and psychopathology. For Sullivan, the developmental of close friendships in pre-adolescence (he called them “chums”) was crucial in the development of self-esteem and later intimate relationships. But hey, Sullivan’s ideas are soooo twentieth century. (He died in 1949). So, here’s an idea: Why don’t we just bubble-wrap the kiddies (so they won’t ever have to get a skinned knee, God-forbid) and give them all A’s (so they won’t ever have to feel bad about getting a lower grade). Via NY Post. ….Americans love reading how Europeans are superior parents…..So when news broke...
Tammy on January 15, 2018
Sure, there’s “no threat” unless you live in a state run by incompetent Democrats. Why we don’t have a raft of resignations at this point is beyond me. This entire situation has been an obscene exercise in incompetence and arrogance. A police officer is heard saying “Somebody should get fired” on one of the 911 recordings. That’s an understatement. Via Breitbart. A report from Sunday says that local police were aware that a missile attack warning for Hawaii was false only five minutes after it was sent, but it took a full 38 minutes for authorities to correct the inaccurate information. According to 911 recordings obtained by Mercury News, police dispatchers had realized that the missile warning was a false...
Shifra on January 11, 2018
This is nothing more than a political stunt, driven by Bill de Blasio’s delusion, er, hope, that he can run for POTUS on the Dem ticket in 2020. And speaking of stunts: When de Blasio was confronted by the fact that he takes a gas-guzzling SUV from Manhattan to his old gym in Brooklyn, instead of going to a gym several blocks from the Manhattan mayor’s residence at Gracie Mansion, he responded that cutting out the daily SUV trips would be nothing more than “cheap symbolism.” Via Washington Times. A week after a brutal snowstorm froze New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered a one-two punch Wednesday in the name of climate change, announcing he will seek billions in...
Shifra on January 9, 2018
NYC’s Metropolitan Museum is losing money, so they’ve begun charging a mandatory admission to non-residents of the city. The moronic, er, esteemed NYT art critics are blaming racism, elitism, and anti-immigration prejudice. But hey, why not throw in Climate Change for good measure? Via NewsBusters. New York Times art critics Holland Cotter and Roberta Smith reacted with horror, and socialist tropes, to news that the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, struggling with low admission revenue, was making its “suggested fee” of $25 mandatory for non-New Yorkers: “The Museum Should Be Open to All.” It’s surprising how much left-wing political juice is expanded beneath that benign headline. Holland Cotter led off: Loopy as it may sound, on principle I believe...
Tammy on January 4, 2018
Yeah, looking pretty good to me! Via Drudge. Dow Industrials Cross 25000 for First Time US private sector added 250,000 jobs in Dec, vs estimate of 190,000: ADP Job-cut announcements in 2017 see lowest level since 1990, Challenger report says
Shifra on January 3, 2018
Yeah. No. Via Free Beacon. Newsweek ran a story Tuesday suggesting that President Donald Trump’s habit of blocking people on Twitter is comparable to the blackout of entire sites instituted by Iran earlier this week. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the Trump administration has upped diplomatic pressure on Iran, demanding the regime stop blocking access to social media sites like Twitter and Instagram that were being used by protesters to organize demonstrations…. But Newsweek cast the demand as hypocritical, complaining that “Trump, Who Blocks Americans on Twitter, Tells Iran to Unblock Social Media During Protests.”…. And, NYT columnist Maggie Haberman felt compelled to chime in: The president often blocks individual people from seeing the @realDonaldTrump Twitter feed https://t.co/cVoLLlXrGR —...
Tammy on December 24, 2017
Yeah, they really hate that tax cut and reform. Why? Because it will actually improve the lives of all Americans, and liberals just can’t have that. Keep going libs, keep going… Via NY Post. A report Saturday of a suspicious Christmas package outside the California home of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin turned out to be a false alarm, police said. A Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad responded after a neighbor in the city’s Bel Air section reported seeing the package in the driveway of Mnuchin’s residence, KTLA-TV reported. But it turned out that the package, wrapped in Christmas paper and addressed from “the American people,” was filled with horse manure, LAPD Sgt. R. Briggs said. Officials determined that...
Shifra on December 12, 2017
Here is an excerpt from the abstract of the sociology professor’s paper, published in Journal of Feminist Geography. And 1000 TAM points to anyone who can actually explain what any of this gobbledegook means: Analyzing 23 interviews in La Plata, Argentina, I find that the narratives of conversion and social pushback reported by women and men expose gender enactment and social reinforcement of the binary. Via Breitbart. A sociology professor at Pennsylvania State University recently argued in an academic journal that eating meat perpetuates “patriarchy.” According to Campus Reform, Penn State Professor Anne DeLessio-Parson believes that “hegemonic masculinity implies an imperative to eat meat.” She argued just that in a recent academic article in the Journal of Feminist Geography. DeLessio-Parson...
Shifra on December 7, 2017
Oops. But you just know if Obama had decided to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, he would be hailed by the MSM as deserving of a second Nobel Peace Prize. Via Daily Caller. An MSNBC panel about Jerusalem got super awkward when the producers accidentally rolled footage of Palestinian riots. Each person on the panel seemed to be against President Donald Trump’s plan to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, and they worried about what the move would mean for Palestinians and peace negotiations. MSNBC political analyst Heidi Przybyla expressed concern that the move could increase anti-Israeli and anti-American sentiment, suggesting that Trump might be to blame if any Americans were killed as a result of the decision. The...
Shifra on November 28, 2017
Ok, Libs, I’ll say this v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y, so maybe this time you might understand: The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” means that the U.S. government cannot establish a state religion, as was in England at the time of the American Revolutionary War. Via Washington Examiner. The Archdiocese of Washington filed a federal lawsuit against Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s advertising guidelines after the WMATA rejected its proposed ad. WMATA’s legal counsel cited company guidelines while rejecting the ad, saying it “depicts a religious scene and thus seeks to promote religion.” The WMATA policy states, “Advertisements that promote or oppose any religion, religious practice,...
Shifra on November 14, 2017
Linda Sarsour is a Hamas-loving Jew-hater whose BFF is recently-deported Rasmea Odeh, who was convicted of a 1969 bombing attack in a Jerusalem supermarket that killed two university students. A new low for NYC “progressive” university The New School. Here is their mission statement, if you want a good laugh. The New School in NYC is the only university where a world-renowned design school comes together with premier undergraduate and graduate programs and colleges to seek out ways to create a more just, beautiful and better-designed world. Via Tablet. Founded in 1919 by progressive New York intellectuals, The New School rose to prominence two decades later, when it took in a small band of Jewish intellectuals fleeing the Nazis. Eminences...
Shifra on November 12, 2017
Because: Diversity! Sensitivity! Or something. Via NY Post. Stand clear of gender designations, please! The MTA is taking political correctness to new heights — with a directive to all subway personnel to no longer address riders as “Ladies and gentleman.” A bulletin was sent out six days ago to all NYC Transit staff telling them to immediately replace that salutation in their announcements with a list of acceptable words like passengers, riders or everyone…. The bulletin warns workers that line managers and train service supervisors will be monitoring them to make sure they don’t slip and use the verboten phrase…. The “ladies and gentleman” greeting hasn’t been completely scrubbed from the entire system just yet. At the 6th Avenue platform...
Tammy on November 9, 2017
First, moonbats move to remove the memorial for George Washington at his church and now this. President Trump was right about where this nonsense leads if we allow it. Via Daily Caller. The California NAACP is coming after a new symbol of American heritage for its “racism.” The Star-Spangled Banner. According to SFGate.com, the national anthem is a “racist song” and the NAACP wants to push state lawmakers to change it. Alice Huffman, the president of the California chapter of the NAACP, said the song is “racist” and that it “doesn’t represent our community. It’s anti-black people.” The cites the song’s third verse, which is usually not sang, as evidence of its racist overtones. The third verse includes a line...
Tammy on November 6, 2017
Good. A Social Justice Warrior caught up in Trump Derangement Syndrome. Read the full article. She worked for a government contractor as a result the president is essentially the client. Give the finger to the client = get fired. I think that would apply to all of us as well. Via NY Post. The Virginia woman who gave President Trump’s motorcade a one-finger salute as it was leaving his Virginia golf course — a gesture that immediately went viral — said she was fired from her job at a company that does work with the government. Juli Briskman told the Huffington Post on Saturday that after photos of her flipping off the presidential caravan while riding a bike Oct. 28...
Shifra on November 5, 2017
Libs are so predictable. Weren’t we all waiting for someone to come up with this “gem” ? Via NewsBusters. A BuzzFeed columnist has declared that “Cars don’t belong on the streets of big cities, and we should do everything in our power to get rid of them.” She can’t be serious? The headline is “We Should Ban Cars from Big Cities. Seriously.” We’ve seen this idea proposed by environmentalists from time to time based on “climate change,” and by urban planners in the name of creating a few blocks of open space, but Jessie Singer’s advocacy of a total ban is largely in response to Tuesday’s terrorist attack in New York City. Singer’s column clearly has management’s approval, given that...