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Shifra on August 12, 2019
On the Tucker Carlson Show last month, Peter Thiel, when asked about the 2020 Democrat candidates, said he is “most scared by Liz Warren.” Thiel is right, and here’s why: Via WSJ. Elizabeth Warren’s favorite image for businesses is that they “suck” profits out of American society like vampires. Her latest targets are private-equity firms that invest in struggling companies, often replace management and bet on a turnaround. She wants to put them out of business. “The Stop Wall Street Looting Act,” as Ms. Warren calls her new bill, would impose new taxes, legal liabilities and regulations that would make it more costly and risky for investors to try to revive businesses. It would also effectively rewrite the bankruptcy code....
Shifra on August 11, 2019
Reading the Independent UK headline, you would think the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) killed four innocent men out for a stroll: “Israeli army kills four Palestinians attempting to cross Gaza fence” Here is the headline of the same event, reported by Times of Israel: IDF says large-scale terror attack thwarted as troops prevent Gaza infiltration — 4 Gazans with AK-47s, RPGs, hand grenades and hunting knives killed when one throws grenade at soldiers during attempt to scale barrier; Hamas says they ‘acted independently’ Via Honest Reporting. When is a terrorist not a terrorist? Judging by a recent Independent headline, the answer would seem to be when they are thwarted in the act of staging an attack on Israel. On Saturday...
Shifra on July 18, 2019
Well, you know what they say: If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen…and have some im-peach-mint ice cream. 🙂 HT Washington Examiner.
Shifra on July 2, 2019
How could they not know that the photo was from 2014? As the Daily Caller points out, the AP called out the erroneous use of this photo last year. And now Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who for some reason feels the need to compete with ‘Sandy’ Ocasio-Cortez for “person most desperate to be in the news cycle 24/7” is promoting the lie of “child abuse” at the detention centers. Maybe he should talk to the Hispanic pastors who toured the border facility lambasted by Ocasio-Cortez and say they are ‘shocked by misinformation’ Via Daily Caller. The Hill, a national political news outlet, erroneously tied a 2014 photo of migrant children sleeping in cages to a story about the current conditions of...
Shifra on June 24, 2019
After the firestorm following Sleepy Joe’s praise for two unrepentant segregationists – James Eastland and Herman Talmadge — you would think that Biden would want to avoid another unforced error – in judgment. Well, you would be wrong. Which leads to two possible explanations for this latest gaffe: Either Biden cannot control his urge to say dumb things, or maybe he unconsciously does not want to be POTUS. Via American Mirror. Former vice president Joe Biden’s recent remarks about his cozy relationships with segregationists are prompting demands for an apology, as well as a closer look at the 2020 presidential front runner’s long history of questionable comments and far-right policies. Biden praised the late Sens. James Eastland and Herman Talmdage...
Shifra on June 13, 2019
Suggested motto for Telemundo: ‘Democracy Dies…In Donuts’ Via NewsBusters. Outstanding economic news continues for the nation’s largest ethnic minority – Hispanic Americans – with the unemployment rate for this segment of the population remaining at a record-low of 4.2% in May. Yet for the Spanish-language sister network of NBC, Telemundo, this historically low rate was not even worth mentioning on its national evening news. Instead, completely ignoring the latest jobs numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, anchor José Díaz-Balart chose to share with his audience the evidently more important National Doughnut Day news, the day when “consumers spend 57% more on doughnuts.”…. Withholding good economic news from their audiences has become something of a custom at both Telemundo...
Shifra on June 12, 2019
The intent of these “designers” is clear: They want to put themselves out there and make lots of money. And they do not care if their imagery evokes stomach-churning horror and disgust; anyone who knows anything about the Holocaust knows that Zyklon-B gas canisters were thrown into gas chambers with hundreds of victims at a time locked inside, choking to death in agony. But I do hope that anyone who actually bought any of these items did so out of ignorance, not out of malicious intent. Via Daily Mail. A designer based in Selby, Yorkshire, has come under fire for selling Nazi products including Zyklon-B themed T-shirts and cups. The sick products, themed after the gas which killed millions of...
Shifra on June 7, 2019
Democrats, having failed with their “Russian collusion” and “It’s a cover-up!” are now turning to “mental health” in another desperate attempt to unseat the duly-elected POTUS. The assembled psychiatrists would be better served if they focused on their own obsession with President Trump and their childish, petulant refusal to accept reality: Donald Trump is the president of the United States. And they seem unconcerned that they are in clear violation of one of the ethical guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association, known as the “Goldwater Rule,” which was adopted after the 1964 presidential election, when psychiatrists weighed in with their “diagnosis” of the Republican nominee, Barry Goldwater, without having had any contact with him. During the 1964 campaign, Fact Magazine...
Shifra on May 9, 2019
Tammy notes, in her latest Washington Times column, How the left targets American history, statues and heroes: In the recent past, attempts to erase American history manifested as protests to remove and vandalizing statues commemorating Confederate generals and Southern Civil War dead. But our past is a fact, one that reminds us how far we have come. We absolutely should have conversations about our history, as being an American is like practicing medicine — you must work at it every day. But becoming a better people and nation requires knowing and understanding your past. Toppling statues and erasing people from paintings and pictures accomplishes one thing — making it impossible to understand who we are….. And erasing beloved patriotic sayings....
Shifra on April 29, 2019
The same Democrats who refuse to condemn members of their own political party for openly anti-Semitic statements now blame President Trump for the actions of a crazed killer. This is both obscene and pathetic; they seem to have nothing of substance to say, just venting their continuing rage over the 2016 election. Meanwhile, the rabbi of the San Diego synagogue where the attack took place on Saturday had this to say: Via Washington Examiner: Kamala Harris links Trump rhetoric to California synagogue shooting Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., drew a direct link on Sunday between the deadly attack on a California synagogue and President Trump’s divisive rhetoric…. “My home state of California just on Saturday made clear what was clear in...
Shifra on April 28, 2019
Many of the four hundred participants didn’t realize their $30 registration fees were going directly into Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign funds. But, as Sandy told us, people seem “more concerned” about her being “factually correct” than “morally right.” They thought they were running for the Green New Deal. They just didn’t know they were running for some “green”…for her campaign. Via Fox News. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held a 5k in Queens Saturday that she billed as “a Family Fun Run supporting U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal on the Saturday following Earth Day.” But many of the 400 runners didn’t realize their $30 registration fees were going directly into the lawmaker’s campaign coffers. “We’re getting together for our own health, for...
Shifra on April 23, 2019
No questions on a horrific, massive attack against Christians in Sri Lanka. As Tammy notes: ‘Easter worshipers?’ How the language of the left avoids real discussion of terror. But at the CNN town halls yesterday, not even one question about the attack on, ya know, “Easter worshipers.” Via NewsBusters. Monday night was truly a marathon for CNN as they aired five back-to-back town halls with 2020 Democratic candidates. Yet, despite it being only one day after the massive coordinated terrorist attack in Sri Lanka by Islamic extremists that mainly targeted Christians with almost 300 dead and 500 injured, CNN offered zero questions about anti-Christian bigotry. Instead, CNN asked those candidates eight combined questions on impeaching President Trump….
Shifra on April 14, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez tweeted her approval of the Yemeni-American bodega boycott of the NY Post over their response to Omar’s “some people did something” 9/11 remarks: This is what real unity (& NYC solidarity) looks like. No, Sandy, this is what fascism looks like. She already played a big role in killing 25K Amazon jobs in NYC. So is she thrilled at the prospect of shutting down a NY paper, where more jobs would be lost? Via Pluralist. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Saturday backed a campaign by Yemeni American shop owners in New York City to boycott the New York Post. The freshman congresswoman hailed the “community” for the effort, which she compared to its 2017 protest of President Donald Trump’s...
Shifra on April 11, 2019
Poor Chris Matthews probably got so triggered by President Trump’s Tuesday night tweet that he “forgot” how Obama used $350K of U.S. taxpayer dollars to try to unseat Netanyahu in the 2015 election. Trump flags being waived at the Bibi @Netanyahu VICTORY celebration last night! pic.twitter.com/SX8RVAALYW — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 10, 2019 Via NewsBusters. Despite early election predictions in Israel late Tuesday ranging from a split vote to a slim victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews showed his disdain for both Netanyahu and President Trump, suggesting the President’s policy moves (directly and indirectly) related to the Middle East were solely to exercise improper influence on the election…. Before introducing Bloomberg’s Shannon Pettypiece and...
Shifra on April 9, 2019
So “Progressive” now means “by any means necessary, including outright lies, to make sure President Trump is taken down” ? Ok, got it. Via Free Beacon. Vox writer Matthew Yglesias praised progressive groups for misleading Americans about their taxes Monday. In a tweet, Yglesias praised the “messaging success” over President Donald Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The president signedthe bill into law in December 2017. At the time, then-Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) said the bill would save families making $73,000 per year more than $2,000. “[P]rogressive groups did a really good job of convincing people that Trump raised their taxes,” Yglesias said. At the time, Democratic Party messaging insisted the bill was a catastrophe for...