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Shifra on December 16, 2018
On December 14, 2017, “net neutrality” was repealed. The head of the FCC, Ajit Pai, received death threats for his approval of this move, and MSM news outlets and Democrats (but I repeat myself) screamed that “the internet as we know it would end.” As usual, they overplayed their hand with hysterical, overwrought drama rather than trying to persuade the public why Obama’s net neutrality rules should remain in place. Now, one year later: U.S. Internet Speeds are Skyrocketing Via Daily Caller. You might not have noticed it, but the internet as we knew it ended a year ago today, at least according to the predictive powers-that-be at CNN and other media organizations. That’s because on Dec. 14, 2017, the...
Shifra on December 9, 2018
Bravo to NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo for putting a stop to the absurd attempts by activists to remove the iconic Christopher Columbus statue at Manhattan’s Columbus Circle. Via NY Post. The monument honoring Christopher Columbus in Columbus Circle — which survived an attempt to have it removed — will now be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Park Service last month added the 126-year-old, 76-foot statue near Central Park to its list of protected landmarks, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday in a statement. “The Columbus Monument is revered by the Italian-American community in New York and stands as a tribute to the ways our state has welcomed immigrants from around the globe,” Cuomo said…. Mayor Bill...
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...
Shifra on December 4, 2018
Cal State San Marcos tuition and fees for out-of-state undergrads were $19,533 for the 2017 – 2018 school year. Money well spent…if you’re majoring in Vegetable Victimology. Via Daily Wire. According to The College Fix, Cal State San Marcos held a so-called “Whiteness Forum” last Thursday where a variety of topics pertaining to America’s systemic racism was discussed. The two-hour event featured more than a dozen poster board projects critiquing various aspects of society. On top of lambasting the NFL and white women for perpetuating racism, the cartoon where talking vegetables perform biblical stories for children somehow found its way into the discussion, with speakers alleging it portrays racial stereotypes…. A female student who worked on the forum told The...
Shifra on December 3, 2018
I think it’s pronounced woh-mixen. Or something. Via Daily Mail. University students are refusing to use the words ‘woman’ and ‘women’ because they have been deemed ‘offensive’ and include the word ‘man’. Instead, members of the female sex are being referred to as ‘womxn’ by students at both Goldsmiths, University of London and Kings College London. At Goldsmiths, the Students Union has ceased to use the words women and woman in its publications, since ‘womxn’ has been deemed more ‘inclusive’ of all students, including those who identify as transgender…. Rejection of the word ‘woman’ dates back to the Seventies when the word ‘womyn’ was adopted by feminists to delete the word ‘man’…. However, ‘womyn’ was controversial because it was seen...
Shifra on November 20, 2018
Not. Kidding. Oh wait…not. kidding. This university is probably thrilled with the poems of e.e. cummings, who wrote mostly in lower case letters. Via Yahoo. Lecturers have been banned from using capital letters when assigning work to students because it might upset them. Staff at Leeds Trinity’s journalism department have been told writing to students using capital letters could ‘scare them into failure’ and instead suggested using a ‘friendly tone’ and avoiding the use of negative language. Critics have since slammed the memo, saying it is just aiding to the ‘snowflake’ generation being overindulged throughout their education – following incidents in Manchester and Kent. The memo said: ‘Despite our best attempts to explain assessment tasks, any lack of clarity can...
Shifra on November 15, 2018
Remember the U.N. warning last month, that we have only twelve years left before even a half degree of “global warming” will increase risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people ? Yeah, no Via IBD. Global Warming: Everyone makes mistakes, but some mistakes are bigger than others. That’s the case with a recent study based on a climate model that claimed the oceans had retained 60% more warming than previously thought. It made headlines around the world with its alarming conclusion. The study itself, by no fewer than ten authors, made sweeping claims. The authors wrote that the study held “implications for policy-relevant measurements of the Earth response to climate change, such as...
Shifra on November 14, 2018
The CEO of the Democratic National Committee should consult with another Dem “financial genius,” Alexandria Ocsio-Cortez, who, when asked the same question, responded, “Just pay for it.” Via Daily Wire. Seema Nanda, CEO of the Democratic National Committee, was asked on Tuesday how the Democrats intend to pay for a multi-trillion dollar government-run single-payer health care system. She had no idea…. “There has been some analysis of, third-party analysis of a Medicare for all program, what it would be like, how much it might cost is a big issue,” the interviewer said. “It would be very expensive, so, if this is going to be a winning issue for Democrats in 2020, how do you answer the question of how are...
Shifra on November 13, 2018
Occupying Nancy Pelosi’s office for “climate change” ? Ocasio-Cortez is going to have a rude awakening if she thinks stunts like this are going to win her friends in the House of Representatives. And if she really wants to do something about climate change, why doesn’t she get her little posse to join the two week fast in New Jersey? Just a suggestion. Via Daily Caller. A group of young environmental activists occupied House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office with a list of demands, including one that Democrats support what they’re calling a “Green New Deal.” Activists began their “sit in” at Pelosi’s Capitol Hill office on Tuesday morning, wearing matching t-shirts and holding yellow signs with slogans such as,...
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 22, 2018
Army? Caravan? How about the “M” word? Fox News headline: Via Daily Caller. The Associated Press on Sunday changed a headline after a backlash from liberals furious at the AP for describing a caravan of illegal immigrants heading towards the United States as an “army of migrants.” “A ragged, growing army of migrants resumes march toward US,” read the original headline on the AP story. The AP later changed the headline to replace the word “army” with “caravan.” Though the AP has used the word “army” to refer to large groups of people besides migrants — including nurses and political activists — many on the political left criticized the wire service for its original headline. “This is not only incorrect,...
Tammy on October 20, 2018
If this is true, the tide may be shifting. Mobs can only be pushed back when regular citizens have had a enough. Let’s hope we see this more often. Via Fox News. A small group of angry diners confronted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at a restaurant Friday night, but were met with calls from other customers to leave the Kentucky Republican alone. Video obtained by TMZ shows at least one diner berating McConnell on issues such as Social Security at a restaurant in Louisville. The video starts with him yelling at McConnell and arguing with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao — to whom McConnell is married. The outlet reported that four men first confronted McConnell. “Oh yeah, why don’t you...
Shifra on October 16, 2018
So, when St. Lawrence University gave Senator Susan Collins an honorary degree last year in recognition of her lack of support for GOP attempts to repeal Obamacare, this “had nothing to do with partisan politics.” But now that Collins voted for Justice Kavanaugh, these academics want the honorary degree revoked, but this too has nothing to do with partisan politics? Ok, got it. Via CBS News. Alumni and faculty at the alma mater of Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, are calling on university officials to rescind an honorary degree awarded to her as punishment for voting to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh earlier this month. More than 1,800 alumni and dozens of faculty at St. Lawrence University are sending letters...
Shifra on September 20, 2018
Did these academics all get Ph.D.’s in Stupid ? Have they never heard of Venezuela? As reported in Business Insider, in 2017, Venezuela’s economy was 35% smaller than it was in 2013 in terms of gross domestic product and 40% lower in GDP per capita terms. Now, people are starving, medicine is scarce, and classrooms are nearly empty as their crippling economic crisis that has left many families unable to afford supplies or provide their children with enough food to focus on schoolwork. But: “Wealth Distribution”… Or something. Via Daily Caller. More than 200 academics signed onto a public letter calling on governments to eschew economic growth in order to plan for a “post-growth economy” based on wealth redistribution. “For...
Tammy on September 19, 2018
In case you missed it or would like to see it again, here is Tuesday night’s Hannity segment about the Democrats’ purely political hatchet job on Judge Kavanaugh. This is not a search for the truth, it’s the search for destruction.