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One of Rolling Stones women shaping the future Democratic cover stars: Ilhan Omar, of course

Rolling Stone still has a fondness for bigots, criminals and liars, it seems. First the Boston Bomber, then the "Jackie" fraud at UVA and now the bigoted Democrat Congress Critter.

"Just a brief look-in on a major American magazine “normalizing bigotry,” as Seth Mandel says of Omar’s inclusion. RS couldn’t find one other “fresh face” among the dozens of Democratic women elected to the House in November to promote besides a Jew-baiter?

Also, what did poor Jahana Hayes do to be included among this rogues’ gallery? If the theme is “freshmen who hate Israel,” Rashida Tlaib obviously should have been featured instead.

Can’t fault RS for including Ocasio-Cortez, who’s a bona fide superstar for better or worse. (Plus, her enthusiasm about Jeremy Corbyn checks the anti-Israel box.) But if all they’re trying to do is show that the new Dem class includes more women and minorities in the past, they had other reps they could have featured: Ayanna Pressley, Lauren Underwood (who’s five years younger than Omar), Deb Haaland, Sharice Davids, Sylvia Garcia, Xochitl Torres Small, etc. If they wanted to be really daring they could have tossed a white woman into the mix like Mikie Sherrill, who’s touted as a rising star. They wanted Omar, I assume, because her hijab is arresting shorthand for the point they trying to make about ethnic and gender diversity within the caucus — so arresting that she can say pretty much anything and it won’t cost her their good graces. Which is the same way the Democratic leadership views her, not coincidentally.

But let’s be fair. The theme is “Women Shaping the Future” and there’s no question that Omar’s hostility to Israel more accurately represents the Democratic base than Pelosi’s pro-Israel views. Rolling Stone may be making a trenchant point about the party’s direction by including Omar. Just not the one they intended to."

https://hotair.com/archives/2019/02/27/one-rolling-stones-women-shaping-future-democratic-cover-stars-ilhan-omar-course/
Posted by Muddling Through | Thu Feb 28, 2019, 07:21 AM (1 replies)

Valentines for Democrats:

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Posted by Muddling Through | Fri Feb 15, 2019, 06:55 AM (0 replies)

Chick-fil-A receives key city approval, inches closer to Boston opening

'This story makes me smile'....................

"City zoning officials cleared a key hurdle for fast-food chain Chick-fil-A’s first foray into Boston, meaning you could soon “Eat Mor Chikin.”

The Zoning Board of Appeals gave approval for the Georgia-based chicken sandwich chain to begin work at the former Boloco location on Boylston Street with plans to open by next year. Chick-fil-A will need approval from the city Licensing Board before it can open.

“We can confirm that 569 Boylston St. was approved by the city’s zoning board yesterday,” said Chick-fil-A spokeswoman Amanda Hannah in a statement to the Herald. “We hope to serve the Back Bay neighborhood in 2020.”

In 2012, Chick-fil-A CEO Dan T. Cathy drew ire of political activists with his public opposition to same-sex marriage. Around the same time, Chick-fil-A was looking at locations in Boston, but Mayor Thomas M. Menino publicly rebuked Cathy in a letter to the company, saying, “There is no place for your company” in Boston."

Balance of article at the link: https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/02/06/chick-fil-a-receives-key-city-approval-inches-closer-to-boston-opening/
Posted by Muddling Through | Fri Feb 8, 2019, 07:56 AM (15 replies)
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