Culture, Politics

Muslim Prof Cheers Barbara Bush’s Death: ‘Happy witch is dead’

You really have to hand it to the lefty administrators in the Ivory Tower elite universities, largely on the coasts.

They’re so enamored by political correctness, diversity, and inclusion that anyone marginally fitting the criterion of ‘minority’ status otherwise gets a pass on hard-left nutwing ideology.

Enter Muslim Prof. Randa Jarrar who, upon learning of the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush, blasted on Twitter, “I’m happy the witch is dead and I can’t wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise.”

What’s her beef? The War on Terror in Iraq.

Apparently she’s unpersuaded by the fact that millions of Iraqis — both Muslims and Christians — can now vote for their leaders rather than face butchery for daring to oppose Saddam Hussein, who murdered roughly a half million of his own people.

Here’s more from BizPacReview…

Randa Jarrar, a self-described Muslim who’s a professor at Fresno State University, gleefully cheered the death of former first lady Barbara Bush, tweeting: “I’m happy the witch is dead and I can’t wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise.”

Jarrar called Mrs. Bush an “amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal” while dancing on her grave.

Jarrar also mocked the grief of the Bush family, saying she couldn’t care less about all the backlash she stirred up on Twitter. “All the hate I’m getting ALMOST made me forget how happy I am that George W. Bush is probably really sad right now,” she cooed.

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Culture, Politics

Greatest Generation: RIP Barbara Bush

They don’t make ’em like they used to. Politics aside, the so-called Greatest Generation earned that moniker fair and square.

The wife of the 41st president of the United States, Barbara Bush exuded poise, wit, and charm as a class unto herself.

She passed away Tuesday evening from complications of COPD and heart distress but had bourbon at her bedside all the while.

May God rest her soul.

Here’s more from Redstate…

Few women can claim to be as tough and spunky as Barbara Bush, former first lady, and wife of George H.W. Bush. So much so that I’m wondering if Chuck Norris is all he’s cracked up to be.

Barbara is famous for her wit and charm, and it would appear that there is no shortage of it, even though she’s currently suffering from severe failing health.

According to CBS Politics reporter Katie Watson, a fellow reporter was told that even though Barbara is bedridden, she’s still very alert and carrying on conversations.

Oh, and she’s also enjoying bourbon.

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Culture, States

‘Infiltration’: NY Mag Bashes Chik Fil A in NYC

These days news, satire and parody all have become one and the same, as truth and fiction are indistinguishable.

So it comes as no surprise that the New Yorker magazine, a reliably leftist iconoclast in the long-form print media, has taken to its next boogeyman: Chik Fil A.

It’s no secret that the owners of the corporation are overtly evangelical and politically conservative.

Everyone, including the corporate executive, is entitled to his opinion, even the soft-communist CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz.

But what the New Yorker laments is how Chik Fil A has the right to ‘infiltrate’ their city. The crime? They’re conservative, Christians.

So much for the First Amendment and the right of religious expression.

Here’s more from Hotair…

A little diversion for a lazy Friday afternoon on which absolutely nothing is happening news-wise. The worst part of this isn’t the casual hostility towards Christians or the fact that the author seems so much a caricature of the tedious, ostentatiously right-thinking liberal intellectual that populates the New Yorker readership that the piece plays like parody for the first few paragraphs. (It’s overwritten and his author bio notes that he lives in Brooklyn, deepening the parody suspicions.) Although both of those things are obnoxious in different ways.

The worst part is this sentence, which made me pause to pray for an asteroid to come and let our world start anew: “Its expansion raises questions about what we expect from our fast food, and to what extent a corporation can join a community.” What we expect from our fast food.

Cleanse this planet with fire.

New York has taken to Chick-fil-A. One of the Manhattan locations estimates that it sells a sandwich every six seconds, and the company has announced plans to open as many as a dozen more storefronts in the city. And yet the brand’s arrival here feels like an infiltration, in no small part because of its pervasive Christian traditionalism. Its headquarters, in Atlanta, is adorned with Bible verses and a statue of Jesus washing a disciple’s feet. Its stores close on Sundays. Its C.E.O., Dan Cathy, has been accused of bigotry for using the company’s charitable wing to fun anti-gay causes, including groups that oppose same-sex marriage. “We’re inviting God’s judgment on our nation,” he once said, “when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.’ ” The company has since reaffirmed its intention to “treat every person with honor, dignity and respect,” but it has quietly continued to donate to anti-L.G.B.T. groups. When the first stand-alone New York location opened, in 2015, a throng of protesters appeared. When a location opened in a Queens mall, in 2016, Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a boycott. No such controversy greeted the opening of this newest outpost. Chick-fil-A’s success here is a marketing coup. Its expansion raises questions about what we expect from our fast food, and to what extent a corporation can join a community.

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Culture, International, Politics

Mayor of ‘Londonistan’ Moves to Enact ‘Knife Control’

From the ‘Stupid Is As Stupid Does’ Files comes the news headline this weekend that Mayor of London (aka Londonistan) has enacted tough ‘knife control’ policies in response to the recent knife and acid attacks in the city, curiously at the hands of radical Islamists.

Mayor Sadiq Khan — the city’s first Muslim mayor — declared via Twitter, “No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife. Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law.”

He said this unironically.

Meanwhile, Khan has been overwhelmingly open borders for Muslim immigrants.

It won’t be long before he enacts tough ‘automobile control’ as soon as more crowds are rammed by crazed Islamists behind the wheel.

Here’s more from Daily Wire…

An epidemic of stabbings and acid attacks in London has gotten so bad that London mayor Sadiq Khan is announcing broad new “knife control” policies designed to keep these weapons of war out of the hands of Londoners looking to cause others harm.

The “tough, immediate” measures involve an incredible police crackdown, a ban on home deliveries of knives and acid, and expanding law enforcement stop-and-search powers so that police may stop anyone they believe to be a threat, or planning a knife or acid attack.

Khan announced Friday that the city has created a “violent crime taskforce of 120 officers” tasked with rooting out knife-wielding individuals in public spaces, and is pumping nearly $50 million dollars into the Metropolitan Police department, so that they can better arm themselves against knife attacks. He’s also empowering the Met Police to introduce “targeted patrols with extra stop and search powers for areas worst-affected,” according to a statement.

The mayor took to Twitter to announce his new policies.

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Culture

Censorship: Facebook Bans Crucifix As ‘Excessively Violent’

The commissars of political correctness at Facebook’s standards for content department are okay with exploited women and children.

But any representation of a gun is anathema.

And now apparently any representation of the cross of Christ is entirely unacceptable.

A Christian college put up an ad which featured an historical representation of the crucifixion and was flagged for inappropriate content.

Apparently it’s ‘excessively violent’.

Never mind that it’s history, not to mention the crux upon with the entirety of Western culture turned.

There’s no wonder that folks in flyover country are abandoning Facebook in droves.

Here’s more from Hotair…

Now, as if Facebook didn’t have enough troubles, a Roman Catholic university in Ohio is charging that the social media behemoth rejected its Easter ad last weekend because the crucifixion it depicted was “shocking, sensational and excessively violent.”

Do ya think?

Isn’t the brutal violence of being nailed to a cross naked until dead part of what Christians have been observing lo these almost two millenia? Without the awful death for the sins of man, there is no resurrection. Perhaps someone in Silicon Valley knows that.

Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio (“We teach those who teach the faith”) sought to post a series of ads for its online theology programs last week. One of them included an image of the Crucifixion of Christ on the San Damiano Cross.

Soon, the ad was barred and the university received the following administrative notice:

“Your image, video thumbnail or video can’t contain shocking, sensational, or excessively violent content.”

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Culture, Issues, Media

Easter: Google Snubs Christians for 18th Year in a Row

For the 18th year in a row, the execs at Google who are totally in favor of diversity and fairness have snubbed one-third of the planet.

When Ramadan, Kwanzaa and other equally obscure holidays in the West come around, Google jumps to celebrate.

But when it’s time for Easter — that event celebrated for 2,000-plus years which completely changed the globe forever — Google is curiously silent.

No special ‘doodle’ with something as inoffensive as painted eggs bothered to post up on the site.

As the phrase goes: your actions speak so loudly, we can’t hear a word you’re saying.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

For the 18th year in a row, Google refused to honor the Christian holiday of Easter with a celebratory “doodle” on its website, despite commemorating similar Hindu and Jewish festivals and dedicating an entire page to the Muslim festival of Ramadan.

Christians and conservatives on Twitter noted that Google did not put up a doodle to commemorate the holiday on Sunday.

“Why has Google not honored that obscure event known as Easter?” Townhall senior columnist Kurt Schlichter asked in a Twitter poll. A full 72 percent of over 7,000 votes chose “They hate Christians.”

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Culture, International

Venezuela Easter: Churches Face Shortage of Communion Wafers

In case you haven’t been following international news very closely, recall that the Communist government in Venezuela has destroyed the economy which has resulted literally in massive hyperinflation and starvation.

And now that Easter is here, the heavily Catholic nation’s suffering is of a spiritual nature as there is such a shortage of flour that churches cannot make enough bread wafers for Sunday communion.

The communion rite for Catholics is central to their liturgy, particular on Easter. Without wine or bread, communion cannot be celebrated.

This is the fruit of communism, which many wayward youth in America clearly don’t understand.

In no place or time that communism has been attempted has it been successful.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Thanks to the socialist big government policies of Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro, the country has long faced famines and shortages of all sorts: toilet paper, food and drink, and even the vital wafers for the sacrament of Communion, a central celebration during Holy Week and Easter in the mostly Roman Catholic country.

Venezuela is suffering from a shortage of wheat and grain, and that means a shortage of Communion wafers. As Communion is a sacrament in the Catholic faith — a means of attaining grace from God, and a central part of the celebration of the high holiday of Easter — this constitutes a spiritual famine in the land. A full 71 percent of Venezuelans identify as Roman Catholic, and 17 percent as Protestant or other Christian.

A church organization from across the border in Colombia drudged through the rain to deliver 250,000 Communion wafers just before Easter.

A priest in the city of Mérida, in the Andes, told the Catholic newspaper La Croix that he and fellow ministers had to “appeal to churchgoers to take flour to the nuns who make the hosts.”

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Culture, Issues

Planned Parenthood: Disney Needs A Princess With An Abortion

We already know Planned Parenthood and their highly compensated executives are rabidly political pro-aborts.

But a tweet this week from an affiliate really takes the cake.

It’s not enough that they advocate for federally subsidized abortion up until the moment the baby fully emerges from the womb.

Now it’s also critical that we promote the practice as entirely normative to pre-pubescent little girls so they, too, can experience the freedom and emancipation from patriarchal hegemony which can only be realized after destroying the human life within their bodies.

Yes! That’s a fantastic idea.

Never fear though, the post-abortive, trans Disney princess is only a matter of time, folks.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Yesterday, Planned Parenthood Keystone — an Eastern Pennsylvania affiliate of Planned Parenthood — tweeted out a list of Disney princesses they think we need. “We need a Disney princess who’s pro-choice. We need a Disney princess who’s an undocumented immigrant. We need a Disney princess who’s actually a union worker.” But atop this list of ridiculous demands was this: “We need a Disney princess who’s had an abortion.”

The tweet was quickly deleted but, in a statement to Fox News, Planned Parenthood Keystone President and CEO Melissa Reed doubled down. “Planned Parenthood believes that pop culture — television shows, music, movies — has a critical role to play in educating the public and sparking meaningful conversations around sexual and reproductive health issues and policies, including abortion. We also know that emotionally authentic portrayals of these experiences are still extremely rare — and that’s part of a much bigger lack of honest depictions of certain people’s lives and communities.”

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Culture

Facepalm: NFL Signs 90 Million ‘Social Justice’ Deal

The NFL is still reeling from the ratings beat-down last season over the National Anthem kerfuffle.

And now they’re looking for innovative ways to improve their image.

That of course means they should shovel nearly nine figures into various social justice causes.

Because, you know, that’s what will bring all those formerly die-hard football fans running back to the screens and stadiums.

Among the causes they’ll be supporting is Van Jones’ Dream Corps.

Yes, THAT Van Jones, former Obama czar turned CNN leftwing talking head.

Yep, that’ll certainly do the trick, NFL.

Here’s more from Hotair…

We’ve barely finished the NFL combine and are still in trading season, but the political sideshow infecting the football league is showing no signs of folding its tent and leaving town. Faced with cratering ratings and falling attendance in stadiums, it seemed obvious that Roger Goodell and the owners were going to have to do something to put this National Anthem controversy to bed before the coming season turned into even more of a debacle than the last one. So what have they cooked up? A “social justice” program that they’ll dump millions of dollars into.

But will this offer of a social justice fund make any difference? There’s certainly enough cash on the line. The teams will be putting up $250K each as matching funds for what the players raise for local causes. Then, on top of that, the entire league will kick in $73M for social justice causes, divided up between three groups. That’s where the problem comes in. $25M is going to the United Negro College Fund which everyone seems okay with, but the rest is split between Dream Corps and the Players Coalition. Dream Corps is the offspring of Van Jones, he of both Barack Obama’s campaign organization and CNN fame. This is causing some of those objecting to the National Anthem protests to point out that the league is simply shoveling more money into left-wing causes.

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Culture, Issues

Poll: Majority Say Gun Owners Make America Safe

NBC just ran a poll they probably wish they could take back.

Despite the national kerfuffle over gun control in the wake of Parkland, Americans don’t seem to be much deterred from the idea that guns prevent bad people from doing bad stuff.

The poll showed nearly 60 percent of Americans believe legal gun owners help make the country safer.

What’s even more surprising is that that number represents a radical change from twenty years ago when well over half of Americans believed just the opposite.

In other words, the radical gun-control agenda isn’t working all that well.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Nearly six in 10 American adults believe citizen gun ownership does more to improve public safety because it allows law-abiding people to protect themselves in case of danger, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Friday.

The March 10-14 survey found 58 percent of people think legal gun owners help make the country a safer place compared to 38 percent who think the chance for accidental misuse of firearms is connected to more people having them.

Over the past two decades since the 1999 Columbine massacre, the public’s beliefs on gun ownership and safety have dramatically changed.

Back then, 52 percent of people said higher gun ownership levels correlated with lower levels of safety.

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