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Shifra on May 1, 2018
Karl Marx is known as the “Father of Communism.” I’m not sure what Karl Marx was right about, but the writer of the NYT Op-Ed piece seems to fit a quote by another Marx, named Groucho: “He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don’t let that fool you. He really is an idiot.” Via Daily Wire. On Monday, Kyung Hee University associate philosophy professor Jason Barker penned an op-ed for The New York Times celebrating Karl Marx’s birthday with this exciting headline: “Happy Birthday, Karl Marx. You Were Right!”…. What, exactly, was Marx right about? According to Barker, he was right that “capitalism is driven by a deeply divisive class struggle in which the ruling-class...
Shifra on April 20, 2018
Calling Americans’ increased pay and company bonuses “crumbs” (and “armageddon”) wasn’t working out so well for Pelosi and the Dems.. so now she calls President Trump’s tax cuts “B.S.” Meanwhile, Rep. Steny Hoyer announced that Democrats will look to raise taxes when they are “back in power.” Keep talking, Dems. Keep talking… Via Daily Caller. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi apparently has a new catchphrase for the GOP tax cuts: “BS.” Pelosi railed against the Republicans’ “tax scam” at her weekly press conference Thursday. “The Republicans were saying ‘oh it will pay for itself,’ we know that it doesn’t, just ask Bruce Bartlett, anyone who says that these tax cuts pay for themselves — it’s not true, it’s nonsense, and...
Shifra on February 26, 2018
Now Hillary lost because Facebook. Or something. Remember when it was “Russia Russia Russia” ? Good times. Via Daily Caller. One of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s primary lieutenants is demanding an investigation into Facebook for supposedly tilting the election in President Donald Trump’s favor. Phillipe Reines, a former senior adviser to Clinton when she ran the Department of State, used a Feb. 23 Wired article to make the case that Facebook algorithm peddlers are partially to blame for the Trump administration. He is also pushing the Federal Election Commission to probe the platform’s mid-election advertising practices. “This piece by a Facebook (@facebook) insider should trigger a Federal Election Commission (@FEC) investigation into FB’s illegal in-kind contributions to the...
Shifra on February 20, 2018
Lawyer and BFF Lanny Davis once told Hillary that she was the best person he has ever met in his long life. Sad. I guess Lanny never got out much. Via Free Beacon. Washington, D.C. lawyer and lobbyist Lanny Davis’ new book, which argues that then-FBI Director James Comey cost Hillary Clinton the presidency, sold only 690 hard copies in its first week and 701 to date, according to Nielsen BookScan. The amount does not include any copies that may have been sold electronically. In comparison, Michael Wolff’s explosive bestseller Fire and Fury: Inside Trump’s White House, sold more than 32,000 hard copies the same week. Davis, who served as special counsel to President Bill Clinton, argues in The Unmaking...
Shifra on February 13, 2018
The perfect major for “Progressives”: A “B.S.” degree in excrement. 🙂 Via Free Beacon. Graduate students studying at America’s oldest university can sign up to learn about feces. Harvard University offers the four-credit course “Cacaphonies: Toward an Excremental Poetics,” which vows to take “fecal presence seriously” in French literature. Students getting their masters at Harvard can sign up for the course taught by Annabel Kim, an assistant professor of romance languages and literatures. The course will also study constipation and whether it is unfairly “gendered” as female…. “This course proposes to take this fecal presence seriously and to attend to the things it has to tell us (hence the plurality of cacaphonies [sic]) by starting with the following premise: If...
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...
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 4, 2017
No, the tax reform bill passed by the Senate did not signal the “death of America” as we know it. Dollar jumps on US tax-cut passage An open letter to Congress signed by 137 economists supporting GOP tax reform bill Senate GOP’s tax reform bill just paved the way for Obamacare repeal with this major achievement It was the vile Obamacare bill that killed decent and affordable health care for millions. Via Daily Caller. The Senate passed a tax reform bill early Saturday that gave Republicans a rare legislative victory amid a recent famine of achievements…. Like all major legislative packages that come before Congress, there was a lot of heated rhetoric voiced against it before its passage. Tax cuts...
Shifra on November 1, 2017
MSNBC is not an echo chamber? Bwahahahahahahahaha. Via The Hill. MSNBC recently launched a new on-air promotion that claims the cable news network “is not an echo chamber.”…. The ad features political sound bites from MSNBC hosts including Chris Hayes, Joe Scarborough and Rachel Maddow as the 1972 rock song “Join Together” by The Who plays in the background. “This is not a one-way street. This is a dialogue that looks at the world and all its complexities from every side,” the narrator continues…. Video via NewsBusters. MSNBC wins big at Media Research Center’s Dishonors Awards night Bias Alert: MSNBC’s Joy Reid says Trump makes now ‘worst time to be a human’ MSNBC Host Defends Antifa As ‘The Side of...
Shifra on August 11, 2017
I think Maxine studied foreign policy at the International House of Pancakes…IHOP U. Or something. Via American Mirror. ….Speaking incoherently, Waters said, “I believe that North Korea is interesting threats to the United States, but I think there’s some things that they want from us, and we have to find out whether or not we can work with them on the things that they’re asking for.” She added “this is the time for diplomacy.”…. Ben Rhodes: Let’s Make A Deal With North Korea (And Don’t Eliminate The Horrible Iran Deal I Did)
Shifra on July 19, 2017
HT Julio Muñoz therealcuba.com Yes, people are upset with the Republicans after the healthcare “repeal/replace” debacle. But Democrats have no ideas. Nothing. Except opposing President Trump. So they resort to preposterous lies. HT American Mirror. Cuba Manipulating Health Care Statistics Think the Cuban healthcare system is ideal? No cigar. Not even close.
Shifra on July 9, 2017
Just when you thought CNN could not possibly make bigger fools of themselves. Via Federalist. CNN’s international diplomatic editor Nic Robertson told viewers Wednesday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is holding the G20 summit in Hamburg instead of a more remote location to humiliate Trump. However, the G20 site was selected more than a year ago, when all bets had Hillary Clinton winning the presidential election. On June 10, 2016, the Associated Press reported: The German government says it will host a summit of the Group of 20 major world economic powers in Hamburg on July 7 and 8 next year. The government said Friday that the meeting will likely be held at the northern port city’s congress center. The...
Shifra on July 6, 2017
Yes, Chelsea is hoping to jumpstart her political career…one silly tweet at a time. Via American Mirror. Chelsea Clinton claims the world has only three years to save itself from global warming — which, conveniently, would be the same year her mother could again run for president. Clinton took to Twitter to share an ominous story about the supposed effects of “climate change”…. These experts say we have 3 years to get climate change under control. And they’re the optimists-The Washington Post https://t.co/ZCFGpiswXa — Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) July 3, 2017 Chelsea Clinton: Child Marriage is Connected to Climate Change
Shifra on June 26, 2017
Memo to Chuck Todd: Bernie and Jane Sanders are under FBI investigation. Donald Trump is not. Via Daily Caller. Chuck Todd, the host of NBC’s “Meet The Press,” had seven minutes on Sunday to grill Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders about being the subject of an FBI investigation but let Sanders off the hook entirely. Todd asked Sanders about his rhetoric, about the Republican health care bill and about the struggling Democratic party, but he did not ask the socialist senator once about the investigation into himself and his wife. CBS News reported on Saturday that both Sanders and his wife are the subject of an FBI investigation in relation to bank fraud that Jane Sanders allegedly committed as the president...
Shifra on May 24, 2017
Chelsea was introduced at the conference as an “activist, thought leader, and change agent.” They forgot one: gibberish-spouter Via Free Beacon. Chelsea Clinton on Monday insisted that issues such as global warming and child marriage were interconnected…. Clinton was speaking at the 2017 CARE National Conference when she urged attendees to “carry multiple concerns in both our head and our heart.”…. “Just listening to the concerns around education and climate change, and women’s health, child marriage, access to technology—all of those are of course interconnected,” Clinton said…. “We also have to realize, particularly at this moment, that sexism is not an opinion, Islamophobia is not an opinion, racism is not an opinion, homophobia is not an opinion, jingoism is not...