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Shifra on September 23, 2019
Note to Warren-promoting Washington Post: Frederick Douglass attracted large crowds because of his brilliance and eloquence; Warren attracts crowds because she promises free stuff, while omitting that her economic plan will destroy the US economy. Via Free Beacon. The media are rather obsessed with Elizabeth Warren’s obsession with taking “selfies” (NB: they’re not actually selfies) with supporters at campaign events. The Washington Post has taken that fixation to a whole new level by publishing an article that earnestly considers the question: Could Elizabeth Warren be the next Frederick Douglass? The headline reads: “Frederick Douglass photos smashed stereotypes. Could Elizabeth Warren selfies do the same?” The article itself, published in the paper’s “Retropolis” section (Tagline: “The past, rediscovered”), expends more than...
Shifra on September 12, 2019
Is Hillary angling for a new career as a performance artist? And why was she sitting at a mock Oval Office desk when she read her e-mails? Wouldn’t it have been more authentic to read the e-mails in a bathroom…next to her server? Via Washington Examiner. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat at a replica Resolute Desk to read her old emails for an hour as part of an Italian art exhibit. Clinton traveled to the Venetian Teatro Italia in Venice on Tuesday to become a part of the exhibit created by artist Kenneth Goldsmith. Titled “HILLARY: The Hillary Clinton Emails,” the exhibit featured a mock Oval Office Resolute Desk with more than 60,000 pages of Clinton’s leaked emails...
Shifra on September 8, 2019
Barbra Streisand, Trump Derangement Syndrome moonbat, er, noted constitutional scholar, weighs in on why she thinks the Electoral College needs to be abolished. Shorter Streisand: I’m furious that Hillary lost, so let’s change the rules. Via Breitbart. Pop icon Barbra Streisand has declared that the Electoral College, a system widely seen as the bedrock of the U.S constitution and its democratic principles, represents an “assault on our democratic principles.” Speaking to The Washington Post for an article on what the U.S. Constitution represents to herself as well as other progressive figures such as Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Streisand described the system as “antiquated” and advocated replacing it with a system that allows the winner of the popular...
Shifra on September 4, 2019
Yes, if you plan a vacation that includes air travel, you might be guilty of ‘ecocide’…or something. Via HotAir. …the push to eliminate air travel to save the planet is on….the Atlantic published a piece by a travel writer who feels guilty about his own hypocrisy: As this summer’s tourism season draws to a close, anyone in a half-sane society would choose this moment to stop going on far-flung vacations. That’s a hard thing for a travel writer to admit. After family and friends, travel is pretty much my favorite thing—not only my source of income, but an inexhaustible wellspring of curiosity, empathy, and wonder. Yet optional travel is also a major contributor to ecocide. Last year, a University of...
Shifra on June 27, 2019
These clowns, er, MSNBC Talking Heads, apparently have zero self-awareness. They “live and breathe” POTUS-bashing, 24/7. They can never get enough. Well, there’s always tonight’s debate. Fingers crossed, Trump-haters! Via NewsBusters. Awww, hopefully everyone at MSNBC leaves tonight with a comfort animal of their choice. In the first few minutes after the first 2020 Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday, panelists were livid that there wasn’t enough Trump bashing…. Former Democratic Senator-turned-MSNBC analyst Claire McCaskill…pivoted to lament how she “was surprised how little there was a discussion of the mess in the White House right now.” McCaskill doubled down, ruling that she “was shocked that more candidates didn’t tie their policies into the ineptitude, the chaos, the horrible things this President...
Shifra on June 26, 2019
A group of Hollywood elites got together in NYC Monday for a one-night-only performance of the Mueller report. Yes, a bunch of bitter, angry Hollywood elites suffering from a severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome did a dramatic reading of 448 pages of legal jargon. And oh darn, I can’t believe I missed it! It look like they are never going to get over the fact that Donald J. Trump is the President of the United States. But maybe after Trump wins again in 2020, they can all get together and do this again. to relive the glorious but short-lived hope that Mueller would ‘deliver the goods’ and they would finally be rid of the ‘Orange. Man. Bad.’ Sad! 🙂...
Shifra on June 25, 2019
Last week, Liz Cheney schooled Ocasio-Cortez after she absurdly compared border detention centers with concentration camps, and little Sandy fired back, suggesting that Cheney had “co-opted the language of the oppressor” by using the term “extermination camps” (‘Sandy’ seems clearly ignorant of Elie Wiesel’s own reference to Auschwitz as an extermination camp.) Also @Liz_Cheney, the fact that you employed the horrifying word “exterminated” here (co-opting the language of the oppressor) tells us that it’s *you* that needs to brush up on your reading. Hope you enjoy defending concentration camps. I won’t back down fighting against them. https://t.co/OOfrrfa1Ew — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 18, 2019 But now, the entire controversy is the fault of Liz Cheney and the “shrieking Republicans” ?...
Shifra on June 24, 2019
This is not from The Onion…It’s from Slate. So now deodorant is a social construct? Who knew? Via PJ Media. ….The article was chock-full of enough Third Wave Feminist nonsense to make you bring up dinner. For example: …We don’t need aluminum-free deodorant, but the social implications of products that allow women to sweat are good anyway. Deodorants were first sold in the late 1800s, with antiperspirants following shortly thereafter. But it took a bit of time for the concept of masking and/or stopping sweat to take off. Early marketing campaigns, as journalist Sarah Everts has reported, were designed to make women—and they were first marketed just to women—embarrassed about the entire concept of perspiration. A few years ago, Everts...
Shifra on May 21, 2019
No, Sandy’s little ‘word salad’ lecture about the cultural context of cauliflower is not from The Onion. No justice, no peas! Or something. Via Washington Examiner. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., explained Sunday that a “core component” of her Green New Deal legislation is ending “colonial” attitudes that dominate community gardens. “What I love too is growing plants that are culturally familiar to the community. It’s so important,” the freshman congresswoman said in an Instagram video while exploring a Bronx community garden. “So that’s really how you do it right. That is such a core component of the Green New Deal is having all of these projects make sense in a cultural context, and it’s an area that we get the...
Shifra on May 3, 2019
Day #1 of Biden’s dull, drab campaign: Supporter yawns. Day #2: Supporter falls asleep. Yes, it’s going to be a long, long eighteen months. HT American Mirror. Looks like it could be a long road ahead for Joe Biden. pic.twitter.com/gyHmgvOLsj — Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) April 29, 2019 Looks like the woman on the right is getting some quality sleep 🙂 pic.twitter.com/FgxZEKLVCP — Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 1, 2019
Shifra on March 20, 2019
Memo to Bernie: Keep praising those bread lines and food rationing. Yep, that’ll work 🙂 Via Breitbart. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is running again to be president of the United States, and although he lost the Democratic nomination in 2016, he hopes to earn the mantle this cycle and bring his brand of socialism to power. One thing he hopes to do better on the road to the White House is to do a “better job” explaining socialism. “I think what we have to do, and I will be doing it, is to do a better job maybe in explaining what we mean by socialism — democratic socialism,” Sanders told National Public Radio’s (NPR) Morning Edition on Monday. “Obviously, my...
Shifra on March 19, 2019
Yes, Sandy, please continue to blame “sexism, racism, bigotry…and Fox News” for your unpopularity, which apparently, in your little bubble, has nothing to do with your involvement in killing the Amazon deal, together with 25K NYC jobs. Via Free Beacon. New York Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday shared a tweet blaming her low favorability numbers in a newly released poll on bigotry and Fox News. A Siena College poll of New York State voters found that Ocasio-Cortez’s favorability is underwater, with 31 percent viewing her favorably and 44 percent viewing her unfavorably. Those results mirror national polling from Gallup and Fox News, which found that Ocasio-Cortez has a net approval rating of -10 and -13 points, respectively. Ocasio-Cortez notably...
Shifra on March 13, 2019
The “Diaspora Coalition” students at Sarah Lawrence College are also demanding, among a laundry list of freebies: unlimited access to therapy sessions. Well, access to fabric softener and unlimited therapy sessions are basic human rights! Right? They are also demanding the college fire a professor,. Sam Abrams, for his “sin” of calling for ideological diversity in a NYT Op-Ed column. Via Daily Caller. A group of students at Sarah Lawrence College released a set of demands Monday, including free housing and food for students, to amend for alleged “injustices imposed on people of color.” Members of the “Diaspora Coalition” presented the list of demands to President Cristle Collins Judd during a two-day sit-in at her office and accused the college...
Shifra on January 25, 2019
Jimbo is planning to write a “tell-all” book about how dangerous it is right now to tell the truth. Because of all the journalists being jailed and tortured in Trump’s America. Oh wait, that would be in China, Turkey, and Egypt. Never mind… Title and cover of Acosta’s book: Suggested alternate title and book cover: Revealed: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Hurt My Feelings, And President Trump Once Yelled At Me HT Daily Wire. It’s such a dangerous time to tell the truth in America that Jim Acosta is going to write a book about how dangerous a time it is to tell the truth in America. https://t.co/Hde91A4JnH — Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) January 24, 2019 CNN's Stelter risked his life to get...
Shifra on January 11, 2019
It’s so hard to keep up with the Dems: from “illegal immigration is wrong,” to “they aren’t illegal, just undocumented,” to “there’s a crisis at the border” to “the so-called crisis is a manufactured one,” to “border walls are ineffective,” to “border walls are immoral,” and now this, from Pelosi: WATCH: Pelosi calls border wall a “luxury” our country “can’t afford.” pic.twitter.com/9SBuRfbNy0 — Amy (@RightHookUSA) January 10, 2019 We have “no money to secure our borders,” but here’s a list, courtesy of @CalebHull, of things we apparently do have money to spend on. My personal favs, because…zoos, artwork, Idaho caviar, rabbits getting Swedish massages. And who doesn’t love a good fruit costume? $1,000,000 on Zoo Poetry: “increasing environmental awareness” by...