Phil’s Retiring But His Infamous Gaffes will Live On Forever…

Let’s bet you never heard of this guy: Ammar Campa-Najjar. Quite a name, eh? He’s 28 years old,  of Mexican and Arab heritage. As he says about himself: “I’m about never being Arab enough in Gaza, Hispanic enough in the Barrio or American enough in the post-9/11 world.”

So what’s so important about him? He’s a new, fresh face for the Democrat party. He’s good-looking, obviously with his genes has good hair and presents as a white person. Is that not a perfect combination?

The democrats have to start to bring young faces into their roster as the Hillary, old boys and girls crowd bit the dust, literally and figuratively. They are done. Kaput. It seems the Dems are seeing some of the writing on the wall, eh Blanche?

Before reading this next story, calm down. It has affected only one million of the one billion users.

A massive phishing campaign targeted Gmail users today, seeking to gain control of their entire email histories and spread itself to all of their contacts. The scam gave hackers access to the contents of emails, contact lists and online documents of victims.

So what exactly is a phishing scam? It is the practice of sending out emails that purport to be from a well-known source, such as a major bank or utility provider. Clicking any links will take you to a fraudulent site that will harvest any login details you put in and may install malware on your device.

Blanche, who does these things? People who want your personal information so they can  either spend your money or try and dupe your contacts into sending them money for something, or in the worst case scenario, use your information for identity theft.  What we find incredible is that the mighty google got hit and the lowly hotmail mercifully has remained untouched as of yet.

Here’s a good one: Since Trump has  taken to using the term the failing New York Times, said newspaper’s revenues have seen their biggest quarterly revenue growth in six years, up 60% for online subscriptions. This of course goes to show that it doesn’t matter what kind of attention you get, as long as it’s attention.

Trump got his first big victory in politics today when the House narrowly approved a bill to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Blanche, can you imagine how ticked off Obama must be today? Well, not that ticked off cause he’s probably speaking somewhere and making a few hundred thousand dollars to do so.

The happy (not) Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi  warned moderate Republicans who supported the measure: “You have every provision of this bill tattooed on your forehead. You will glow in the dark.” She’s almost as special as is Pocahontas, aka Elizabeth Warren who may take a run at the presidency in 2020. You know she’s called Pocahontas because she discovered that she’s 2%ish native American, which is why she said she has high cheek bones, which of course she doesn’t have. In fact, she kind of looks plastic.

Phil is retiring. He’s certainly done his share of following behind his wife like a dutiful prince. Of course we are referring to Prince Philip, who at 95 years old has decided to stop doing public engagements. He’s also king of gaffes:

“You are a woman, aren’t you?” he said in Kenya after accepting a small gift from a local woman.

“You can’t have been here that long, you haven’t got a pot belly”. To a Briton he met in Hungary.

“Deaf? If you are near there, no wonder you are deaf.” Speaking to a group of young deaf people in Cardiff who were standing near a steel band.

And our personal favourite: “If you stay here much longer you’ll all be slitty-eyed.” To a group of British students during a royal visit to China.

James Comey the director of the F.B.I., testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. We happened to be in the car it was truly fascinating to listen to him. What we are writing here is well worth the read, part of what he said:

Comey would like you to travel back in time with him for a minute. It’s Friday morning, October 28. The day prior, members of his staff told Comey that they had found thousands of Hillary Clinton’s private emails stored on Anthony Weiner’s laptop, and needed a warrant to read them, thereby reopening the investigation into the Democratic presidential candidate’s use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State.

That morning, just 11 days before the presidential election, Comey saw two possible doors before him. “One was labeled speak, the other was labeled conceal. “To speak would be really bad. There’s an election in 11 days. But concealing, in my view, would be catastrophic.”

And so, Comey sent that infamous letter to members of Congress, explaining that the FBI was reopening its investigation. And the rest will, quite literally, become part of the history books.

We have heard much analysis of Hillary’s email server being in her house. What stands out the most is that she got away with being prosecuted, which any other person would have been. Coupled with the fact that she never mentioned that earlier in the week when she cited the reasons she lost the election leads one to believe that she lives her life in a delusional state of entitlement.

For the past few years, we have been using a word erroneously. A missive is a letter or means of communication. A minion is an underling who follows someone, often not using their own brain. So, from now on, we will be using the word minion to address those such as Hillary followers who find themselves underlings of their all-powerful leader.

Good Shabbos,
We’ll talk…

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