Daily Archives: December 7, 2014

Has your realtor used her maximum efforts to sell your house? I think not.

Forget suggesting a viable market price, has she built a roller coaster ride through the premises?

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Amusing, if totally insignificant

2007 ham, still fresh in 2014

2007 ham, still fresh in 2014

NEA president Randi Weingarten fails to do her homework and reports as true an old (2007) hoax that Wal-Mart advertised tasty hams as “delicious for Chanukah”.

It really did happen, according to Snopes.com, but it was Balducci’s who done did it, not Wal-Mart. So what?  As the editor of the University of Vagina Press says, “don’t let the facts interrupt the narrative”.

Origins:   This humorous photograph of a store’s purportedly advertising “Delicious for Chanukah” hams (humorous, of course, because Chanuka is a Jewish holiday, and Jewish dietary laws forbid the consumption of pork products) has been circulated every December since 2007, with accompanying text identifying the hapless ham vendor as anything from an outlet of the Walmart mega-chain to “a grocery store in Texas.”

Although the claimed location may be a bit off, the photograph is real, actually one of a series of three signs displayed by the same retailer advertising varieties of “Delicious for Chanukah” hams:

As reported in the New York Daily News the signs were spotted and photographed in early December 2007 at an outlet of the Balducci’s chain in Greenwich Village, New York:

The Greenwich Village gourmet grocery store, Balducci’s, has become the butt of the Jewish holiday by advertising its boneless hams as “Delicious for Chanukah.”Manhattan novelist Nancy Kay Shapiro spotted the kosher faux pas while browsing the meat section [on December 1] at the chain’s outpost at Eighth Ave. and W. 14th St.Shapiro said that when she went back to the store [December 4], the first night of Chanukah, the signs had vanished.

A Balducci’s official was so verklempt about the error he didn’t want to speak on the record. He fessed up that “it was a mistake,” blaming it on a stock clerk who normally doesn’t work the meat department.

 

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Speaking of mental midgets, here’s Hillary: “we must empathize with and respect our enemies”

Sorry, Elton, but you have to see the other side: you're a pervert, and must die

Sorry, Elton, but you have to see the other side: you’re a pervert. “YOU”RE GONNA DIE!”

That, she claims, will distinguish her female administration from those run by macho-warriors. Tell it to Margret Thatcher, you dumb broad.

Speaking at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. to promote female leadership, the former U.S. Secretary of State also said the country should show ‘respect’ to those fighting against it.

Using an approach she dubs ‘smart power’ – which women are apparently uniquely positioned to deploy – she urged Americans to use ‘every possible tool and partner’ to advance peace.

This approach means ‘showing respect, even for one’s enemies; trying to understand and, insofar as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view,’ she said.

Empathy, defined: “The ability to imagine oneself in another’s place and understand the other’s feelings, desires, ideas, and actions.”

What part of mass rapes, stoning of adulteresses and apostates, beheading of children and hanging of homosexuals does Hillary propose we understand? Or to respect?

The lady was once considered to be a shrewd manipulator. Either her strokes have damaged her brain, or she’s feeling the heat from the extreme left and is moving to occupy that field and protect it from the Elizabeth Warren constituency, but either way, the last thing the country needs is another president who loathes our country and emphasizes with our enemies.

UPDATE: George Will defends her, sort of:

WILL: Let me try to say this as politely as possible; the English language is not Hillary Clinton’s close friend. She’s just not a fluent speaker, and we’re going to have a lot of experience with it, we’ve had it already, we’ll have a lot more going forward. She thinks — what she was saying was a crashing banality in the most artless way possible. She said we ought to try to understand the other guy, get inside his mind, understand his motivation. Fine, that’s how you say it. Instead she had to talk about a gaseous New Age rhetoric about ‘respect’ and ‘empathy’ and all this. She was saying nothing particularly controversial, but she was saying it in an unfortunate way.

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Not that I wish him ill – I really don’t, but this seems almost fair

Result of poor eating habits

Result of poor eating habits

President Obama hospitalized for heart burn and acid reflux.

Acid reflux is a condition in which the stomach contents flow back up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing such symptoms as heartburn and sore throat.

The man’s given many of us plenty that’s been hard to swallow the past six years, so welcome to the club, Mr. President. Get well soon.

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Yesterday I said it was impossible to parody Salon. Here’s proof

Julia Horowitz is a third-year student at the University of Virginia studying Political and Social Thought. A native of Oakton, Virginia, Julia is an editor for the university’s paper, The Cavalier Daily, and a university tour guide.

Julia Horowitz is a third-year student at the University of Virginia studying Political and Social Thought. A native of Oakton, Virginia, Julia is an editor for the university’s paper, The Cavalier Daily, and a university tour guide.

Julia Horowitz, managing editor of the UVA newspaper. “Don’t let facts distract us from the narrative”.

This is the new journalism, coming your way from what were once respected institutions.

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Glenn Reynolds: “It’s as if he was just brought in as a distraction”

Mission accomplished

Mission accomplished

Ebola Czar returns to private life as a lobbyist, eight weeks after solving the crisis.

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I guess a cross would have been offensive

Christmas decorations at the Young Men’s Christian Association, Greenwich, CT, 12/07/2014

They did, however, drape some politically correct lightbulbs on some shrubs

Aluminum menorah marking a rather insignificant Jewish celebration, but no mention of the birth of Christ. They did, however, drape some politically correct lightbulbs on nearby shrubs

 

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