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Shifra on December 6, 2018
Tree in Durham’s Memorial Park No decorating a Christmas tree or placing a Chanukah menorah on public land. But a “winter carnival,” and changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day are no problem? Ok, got it. Via Western Journal. The Durham, New Hampshire, Human Rights Commission has recommended that the town cease its annual Christmas tree lighting tradition on public land out of concern it promotes the Christian faith at the exclusion of others. The commission was established by the town council for the purpose of eliminating “prejudice and discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, place of birth, age, sex, sexual orientation, (and) gender identity,” among a multitude of other categories of people. The issue of...
CNN Commentator Uses Anti-Israel Slogan Calling For Elimination Of Jewish State UPDATE: CNN Drops Hillby Shifra on November 29, 2018
For the past one and half years, ever since President Trump took office, we have been assaulted with accusations of “racist dog-whistles.” Almost every utterance from the President, from the GOP, from Trump voters, has been twisted by the Left into charges of “racism.” Now we have a hateful message from a CNN commentator, Marc Lamont Hill, who basically just called for the genocide of over 8 million Israelis. The cry of “free Palestine from the river to sea” was uttered by Hill at a UN conference yesterday. The “river” refers to the Jordan River, the “sea” refers to the Mediterranean. The area from “the river to the sea,” from east to west, is approximately nine miles. When President George...
Shifra on November 15, 2018
The anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) Is a Leftist, Jew-hating movement that appropriates the language of civil rights and “social justice” to spread the vicious lie that Israel oppresses Palestinians in the same way that South Africa oppressed black S. Africans with apartheid. It is nothing more than “old” anti-Semitism repackaged as anti-Zionism and hatred of Israel. Here’s a memo to pro-Israel Minnesotans who voted for Omar: The next time you see a tweet like this one, believe it. Via Forward. ….Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minneapolis and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, quickly met up with some of her fellow trail-blazing colleagues like Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. But back at home, many of...
Tammy on November 8, 2018
Alaina Housley Horrible, just horrible. Prayers up for all families impacted by this horror. Via USA Today. A California shooting left “The Real” host and “Sister, Sister” star Tamera Mowry-Housley devastated after the star discovered her niece was one of the victims. A statement issued to USA TODAY on behalf of Mowry-Housley and her husband, former Fox News correspondent Adam Housley, confirmed their niece was a victim in the mass shooting that left 12 dead about 40 miles west of Los Angeles late Wednesday after a gunman opened fire inside a country music dance bar. “Our hearts are broken. We just learned that our niece Alaina was one of the victims of last night’s shooting at Borderline bar in Thousand...
Shifra on November 5, 2018
You want government bureaucrats deciding if you need that knee replacement surgery or pacemaker? Then yeah, tomorrow, vote for Democrats. And lots o’ luck getting the healthcare you need. Via Daily Caller. Wall Street Journal assistant editorial page editor James Freeman said Democrats are beginning to embrace radical health care policies that would eliminate private insurance and turn over all operations to the government. “The danger is if the Bernie Sanders left actually means it. And you look at the details here, I think they’ve gone very far to the left on health care,” Freeman said on “Fox & Friends” Monday. “The Bernie plan, which has been endorsed by most House Democrats, is to end Medicare, end all private insurance...
Shifra on November 1, 2018
Ben & Jerry’s is donating $25,000 to the Women’s March, whose leaders, noted Jew-haters Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory, are associated with the vicious racist and anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan. And that’s perfectly fine with Ben & Jerry’s, because it’s just “a point of view different from our own.” But President Trump and everyone who voted for him are somehow directly responsible for the Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting? Ok, got it. Via Free Beacon. Ben & Jerry’s, the Vermont-based ice cream maker, on Tuesday unveiled a new flavor in support of groups that are fighting President Donald Trump’s agenda, including the Women’s March, despite its leaders’ ties to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. “Today we launch Pecan Resist! This flavor...
Shifra on October 16, 2018
Fifteen years behind bars for accessory to murdering 2,997 people. Nice going, Germany. NOT. Via NY Post. That’s a real killer smile. A Moroccan man convicted of helping the 9/11 terrorists carry out their plot flashed a huge grin as he flew home a free man on Monday after being released early from his meager sentence in Germany. Mounir el Motassadeq was sentenced to just 15 years behind bars for accessory to murder in 2006, but received credit for time served after his initial arrest in 2001 — and was freed shortly before finishing even that stretch to be deported to his homeland. German courts ruled that he was part of the so-called “Hamburg cell” with ringleader Mohamed Atta and...
Shifra on August 22, 2018
150 workers lost their jobs at The Coffee Shop in Manhattan due to skyrocketing rents…and the increased minimum wage. But for someone who thinks “Unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs,” she could probably not understand the connection between raising the minimum wage and job loss. But… Yay Socialism! Via Free Beacon. Socialist New York congressional hopeful Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lamented the closing of her former employer but glided over the fact that it was closing because of the minimum-wage hikes she supports… “The restaurant I used to work at is closing its doors. I swung by today to say hi one last time and kid around with friends like old times,” she said on Monday. “I’m a normal, working...
Shifra on July 25, 2018
Wow, inflation at one million percent! Yes, kids, isn’t Socialism fun? As the “Sage of the Bronx” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tells it, Socialism is all about “healthcare, housing and education.” Strange, though, she does not mention food…because in Socialist Venezuela, a 2016 study found that 15% of Venezuelans are eating from the trash, while others are killing flamingos and anteaters for food. But this political cartoon from A.F. Branco sums it up best: Via CBC. Venezuela’s inflation rate is already at least 46,000 per cent, but things are about to get much worse. Yesterday, the International Monetary Fund predicted that the country’s real GDP will drop about 18 per cent this year — the third straight year the economy will contract...
Shifra on July 17, 2018
Remember how ridiculous the Arab world sounded when Israel’s intelligence agency, Mossad, was accused of training sharks to attack swimmers, in order to ruin Egypt’s tourism industry? And when a vulture tagged by Israeli scientists flew into Saudi Arabia…and was arrested for being a spy ? But this story is no laughing matter. Gazans sending incendiary kites and balloons over the border to burn down Israeli vineyards, farmlands and nature reserves, have sunk to a new low: A falcon was found dead, in a tree, attached to a harness with flammable material. It seems their hatred for Israel is greater than their respect for life, human or animal. Via Jerusalem Post. An employee from the National Parks Authority (NPA) spotted...
Shifra on May 2, 2018
Exam rooms are switching to digital clocks to reduce students’ stress. But at least they haven’t yet installed any cry closets. Via Telegraph. Schools are removing analogue clocks from examination halls because teenagers are unable to tell the time, a head teachers’ union has said. Teachers are now installing digital devices after pupils sitting their GCSE and A-level exams complained that they were struggling to read the correct time on an analogue clock. Malcolm Trobe, deputy general secretary at the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), said youngsters have become accustomed to using digital devices. “The current generation aren’t as good at reading the traditional clock face as older generations,” he told The Telegraph….
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….