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  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reveals Jewish ancestry at Hanukkah celebration

    12/10/2018 9:43:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 97 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/10/18 | Isaac Stanley-Becker
    Hanukkah celebrates the miracle that oil thought to be enough for only one day burned instead for eight. So the Jewish festival of lights is also, in a way, a celebration of surprise. A temple in Queens got a small dose of surprise on Sunday - the final night of Hanukkah - when Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democrat with a knack for dramatic flourish, told those gathered to light the menorah that her ancestors were Jewish. ‘‘One of the things that we discovered about ourselves is that a very, very long time ago, generations and generations ago, my...
  • Mother of all white flight to hit NY schools and De Blasio pretends he had nothing to do with it

    12/10/2018 8:57:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/08/2018 | Monica Showalter
    New York is facing an educational disaster. Mayor Bill De Blasio's socialist plan to end meritocratic entry to New York's famed specialty schools - in performing arts, hard sciences, engineering, academic achievement - in the name of racial equality, is about to trigger a huge white flight. And not just white flight, Asian flight. Here's an excellent report from New York Post columnist Karol Markowitz: In a push to improve diversity at District 15 middle schools in Brooklyn, Mayor de Blasio last week approved a plan to remove admission standards at all of them. and The announcement of the...
  • Former SNL writer booted from college event for ‘offensive’ jokes: report

    12/04/2018 4:20:15 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 4, 2018 | Bradford Betz
    A former Saturday Night Live writer and comedian was booted mid-set while performing stand-up comedy at an event hosted by Columbia University’s Asian American Alliance because his jokes were deemed “racist” and “homophobic,"
  • ‘Saturday Night Live’ writer yanked from Columbia U. stage for ‘offensive’ jokes

    12/04/2018 10:38:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    College Fix ^ | December 3, 2018 | Staff
    When will comedians ever learn? Proving yet again that colleges are no places for purveyors of humor, student organizers at a Columbia University event kicked off the stage a comedy writer from the long-running show “Saturday Night Live” after he told some “offensive” jokes. Nimesh Patel was interrupted by members of the Columbia Asian American Alliance about 30 minutes into his routine at the AAA’s “cultureSHOCK: Reclaim” gig. He was, however, “provided” an opportunity to offer closing comments before his exit. According to the Columbia Spectator, the joke that crossed the line was about a gay black man from Patel’s...
  • I Was Kicked Off Stage by College Students. Did I Deserve It?

    12/10/2018 8:20:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 7, 2018 | Nimesh Patel
    I’ve experienced a lot of strange things while performing comedy: Rosario Dawson made fun of me while I was bombing in front of hundreds of Bernie Sanders fans. I once had to tell the crowd mid-show that the venue was closing for an impromptu health inspection. On Nov. 30, I performed stand-up as part of an annual event put on by the Asian-American Alliance at Columbia, and about 20 minutes into the show, my microphone was cut off. It wasn’t because of some fire code violation, or because some violently drunk heckler and I were about to fistfight. It was...
  • Don’t Be Fooled: Ocasio-Cortez Is A Very Real Threat

    12/10/2018 6:47:34 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 106 replies
    Too many conservatives are having too much fun with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s gaffes and more-than-apparent ignorance of economics, history and the U.S. Constitution. There is truly a lot of low-hanging fruit, and it hardly needs to be re-hashed. Just check your social media feed. But just deriding the woman belies two errors. One is thinking that she is a lightweight one-off to be mocked and ridiculed for sport and the other is to think there is no harm in doing so. On the first count, she is showing herself to be a much quicker study than one might expect considering her...
  • Trump campaign finance violation would 'certainly' be impeachable offense, top Dem says

    12/10/2018 12:28:23 AM PST · by JonnyFive · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/9/18 | Gregg Re
    The top Democrat expected to lead the House Judiciary Committee next month claimed on Sunday that if President Trump broke campaign finance laws by arranging hush-money payments to mistresses, he would have committed "impeachable offenses ... in the service of fraudulently obtaining the office." The comments by Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., on CNN's "State of the Union" were striking in part because the 71-year-old congressman was on the Judiciary Committee when it voted to impeach former President Bill Clinton, which Nadler said at the time was tantamount to an attempted coup and a gross abuse of the impeachment power. The...
  • Gillibrand’s own sons have no place in her ‘future’

    12/09/2018 1:47:48 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6 Dec, 2018 | Karol Markowicz
    “The future is female.” It’s a favorite slogan of the identity left that has now gone mainstream. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand tweeted it on Wednesday, adding that the future is also “intersectional” and “powered by our belief in one another.” But if the future is female, what happens to our boys? And what message are we sending our present-day girls? Gillibrand is one of about 30 Democrats considering running for president in 2020, and the tweet suggests she’s seizing some strategic left-wing ground (in a primary field crowded with lefties) by appealing to the Dems’ identity-obsessed base. Her mentioning “intersectionality” is...
  • The Planet Has Seen Sudden Warming Before. It Wiped Out Almost Everything

    12/09/2018 8:08:53 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 103 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 7, 2018 | Carl Zimmer
    Some 252 million years ago, Earth almost died. In the oceans, 96 percent of all species became extinct. It’s harder to determine how many terrestrial species vanished, but the loss was comparable. This mass extinction, at the end of the Permian Period, was the worst in the planet’s history, and it happened over a few thousand years at most — the blink of a geological eye. On Thursday, a team of scientists offered a detailed accounting of how marine life was wiped out during the Permian-Triassic mass extinction. Global warming robbed the oceans of oxygen, they say, putting many species...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Sees Global Warming As A Way To Push ‘Social And Racial Justice’ Policies

    12/05/2018 11:24:58 AM PST · by rktman · 57 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/5/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    Democratic Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York said the “Green New Deal” plan she supports would be used to achieve liberal “economic, social and racial justice” goals along with fighting global warming. “[W]e can use the transition to 100 percent energy as the vehicle to truly deliver and establish economic, social and racial justice in the United States of America,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a Tuesday panel discussion alongside Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and environmental activist Bill McKibben. The soon-to-be New York representative has spent her time in Washington, D.C. promoting a “Green New Deal” to transition the U.S. to 100...
  • Why Ocasio-Cortez Must Be Engaged, Critiqued, And Winsomely Trolled

    12/09/2018 6:56:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 93 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2018 | Kevin McCullough
    She threatened to subpoena the son of the President in about a month because he trolled her.The son of President Trump is Donald Trump Jr. And the she is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The meme he trolled her with was genuinely humorous.“Why are you so afraid of socialism?” A more dowdy than generally portrayed Ocasio-Cortez has imposed over her picture.“Because Americans want to walk their dogs, not eat them,” says a superimposed quote over a picture of President Trump.It’s a solid troll! Incapable of laughing it off (which is likely why Trump Jr published it to begin with) Ocasio-Cortez retorted back:“I have noticed that...
  • White House: Mueller Filings Have 'Nothing Of Value' - Trump Tweets He's 'Clear'

    12/08/2018 6:13:44 AM PST · by McQ444 · 43 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-12-08 21:00 | Daniel Boffey
    Following the two court filings on President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen and his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, the White House has dismissed the case as the President declared himself "totally" clear. The sentencing memo registered by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York regarding the investigation and probe into the personal business dealings of Cohen didn't include fresh or valuable information, according to Sarah Sanders, White House Press Secretary.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Is ‘Pretty Much All Fantasy-land’

    12/08/2018 6:28:29 AM PST · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 8, 2018 | Charles Fain Lehman
    Experts decry 'pie in the sky' environmental plan Since sweeping into Congress atop a wave of far-left support, Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) has been very clear what her number one goal is: a Green New Deal for America. The freshman congresswoman first attracted attention to the proposal when she joined more than 200 protesters staging a sit-in in support of a GND in Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D., Calif.) office. Since then and with Ocasio-Cortez's backing, the idea has swept through left-leaning media, attracting fawning reviews. It also has the support of a number of prominent left-wing environmental activists:...
  • Who on earth voted for Ocasio-Cortez? Here’s your answer

    12/08/2018 4:38:33 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 62 replies
    The question above is often asked rhetorically in response to Twitter posts by the embattled freshman congressman, who has become something of an ideological lightning rod since her emergence on the political scene. ... So how did this utterly unspectacular creature, who previously worked as a bartender and a waitress in a taqueria, win a seat in Congress at the tender age of 28? A lot can be construed from census data on New York’s 14th congressional district, which she clutched away from a veteran Democratic congressman.
  • CRIMINAL ACT: Democrat Ocasio-Cortez Broke 42 US Code § 1983 By Threatening Donald Trump Jr.

    12/08/2018 1:39:11 AM PST · by grundle · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 7, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Full title: CRIMINAL ACT: Democrat Ocasio-Cortez Broke 42 US Code § 1983 By Threatening Donald Trump Jr. with Retaliation Over Snarky Meme It appears Ocasio-Cortez broke federal law by threatening a US citizen with retaliation for snarky tweets. You can’t use the power of the law to get back at people for their Instagram memes, Alexandria! According to — 42 U.S. Code § 1983 – Civil action for deprivation of rights Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected,...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Is Borrowing from the Trump Playbook

    12/07/2018 2:54:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    One of the most comforting talking points in politics is to claim that your political opponents are irrationally obsessed. I'm sure this is as old as time, but I first noticed it in the late 1990s. Many of Bill Clinton's most ardent supporters responded to every new criticism by claiming the president's enemies were twisted by hate for the man. During the George W. Bush administration, thanks in part to a phrase coined by my late friend Charles Krauthammer, conservatives deflected criticism of the president by claiming his foes suffered from "Bush derangement syndrome." The term caught on, and Obama...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just violated House Ethics rules when she threatened to...

    12/07/2018 2:37:45 PM PST · by grundle · 84 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 7, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just violated House Ethics rules when she threatened to use her Congressional power of subpoena against someone who criticized her According to this news article that was just published by CNN, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted the following:I have noticed that Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up. Please, keep it coming Jr – it’s definitely a “very, very large brain” idea to troll a member of a body that will have subpoena power in a month. Have fun!Ocasio-Cortez is threatening to use her power as a federal lawmaker to punish someone...
  • Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Trump Jr: Keep trolling, we have subpoena power next year

    12/07/2018 11:30:10 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/07/18 | Aris Folley
    Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) fired back at Donald Trump Jr. on Friday after the president’s eldest son shared a meme implying that her democratic socialist views would lead to Americans eating dogs. “I have noticed that Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up,” Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter. “Please, keep it coming Jr - it’s definitely a ‘very, very large brain’ idea to troll a member of a body that will have subpoena power in a month.” “Have fun!” she added. Her tweet was in response to a two-paneled meme shared...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Vows to Get Revenge on Trump Jr. [semi-satire]

    12/07/2018 9:52:22 PM PST · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    Newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-MY) vowed to "mete out sweet revenge" in response to Donald Trump Jr. sharing a meme predicting that if her socialist views are implemented Americans would end up eating their dogs. "He may think he's clever mocking me," Ocasio-Cortez said, "but in another month I'll have the subpoena power I need to make his life a living Hell. On the specific topic of eating dogs, though, Junior is overlooking the positive impact that would have on mitigating global warming. So really, the joke is on him." In related news, Google advised journalist John Stossel that...
  • Remembering the LIRR massacre on its 25th anniversary

    12/07/2018 6:09:04 PM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    ABC NEWS 7 NYC ^ | December 7, 2018
    LONG ISLAND, New York (WABC) -- Friday marks the 25-year anniversary of a deadly shooting on a Long Island Rail Road train. A man from Brooklyn named Colin Ferguson opened fire inside the commuter train to Hicksville on December 7, 1993. Six passengers were killed and 19 others were hurt. Ferguson is serving a 315-year prison sentence. Survivors of the deadly shooting are still comforting each other a quarter of a century later to talk about the day the gunfire rang out and how their lives have changed.