November 26, 2014, - 4:29 pm

OUTRAGE: Stores Fined for Not Opening on Thanksgiving

By Debbie Schlussel

I’ve always believed that on national holidays, like Thanksgiving and Memorial Day, stores (except maybe convenience stores and supermarkets) should be closed. Otherwise, the holidays don’t mean much. But we live in a free country and I believe in the free market. Stores can open on Thanksgiving and do whatever they want, even morphing what was once Black Friday into Black Thursday and a shortened Thanksgiving. (Heck, if you go to Dearbornistan, tomorrow, it will be like every other day in the Muslim Mid-East, but for taking place in the Muslim Mid-West, since the only real Thanksgiving they will have is when they’ve taken over.) That said, there is a disturbing development taking place in many malls across America where some store owners don’t want to be open, but are forced to be.

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Let’s say you are an independent store owner, but your store is in a mall. Let’s say you want to be closed on Thanksgiving and give your employees the day off (Nordstrom, though not a small, independent store, does this; same for Costco and REI). Well, there’s a problem with that, and it could cost you a lot of money–money you can’t afford. The thing is, many mall leases require stores to be open whenever the mall is officially open for business. And if the mall is open for business and the independent store owner doesn’t choose to be open at, say 6:00 p.m. Thursday evening, when Macy’s and J.C. Penney (which actually opens even earlier at 5:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving) and others are open, then the mall landlord can fine the independent store for not being open. It’s a problem these store owners couldn’t possibly have imagined in advance, especially if they have a five year lease and signed it four years ago before all this madness began happening.

Some mall landlords are not grinches and, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, have said they will not fine stores that are not open. That includes the Valley River Center in Oregon, which said it will waive such fines. But that was only after store owners were told they’d be fined and took to social media and online postings to let customers know that fines were threatened. Other malls around America aren’t reneging.

Two cousins have started a crowdfunding campaign to bring hot coffee to workers staffing stores at Walden Galleria on Thanksgiving. After hearing that locally-owned stores in Walden Galleria could face fines if they don’t open on Thanksgiving, Boston copywriter and Buffalo native Laura Masters considered organizing a boycott of the mall, but figured it was a losing battle. Instead, she and cousin Rebecca Masters of Buffalo decided to bring coffee to “fuel our family” of local retail workers, according to the campaign website. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 26, 2014, - 1:29 pm

Thanksgiving Box Office: Horrible Bosses 2

By Debbie Schlussel

It used to be that a lot of good, big movies would open for Thanksgiving. But that’s apparently no longer the case, if “Horrible Bosses 2,” which opens in theaters today, is any indication. I did not see “Penguins of Madagascar,” the other movie opening today, because the screening was on the Jewish Sabbath.

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As for “Horrible Bosses 2 (HB2),” they should have removed the word, “Bosses” and the number “2” from the title, and you’d know exactly what kind of movie it is. Just horrible. Utter crap. Disgusting and mostly stupid. Yes, there were some very funny parts and lines (I laughed between five and 10 times). But it’s just a depraved, sexually graphic (in words and visuals), anti-business movie (does the evil business tycoon narrative ever expire?). Yes, it was mildly entertaining and had a mildly amusing storyline. But it was mostly silliness that was incredibly unbelievable and not worth your ten bucks and nearly two hours of your time. However, if graphic descriptions of orgies, multi-party sex, and gay sex is your thing, then this movie is for you! For everyone else a/k/a decent people who know three important letters: T-M-I!, skip it. I’m no prude, but you don’t need to be one to know this is garbage. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 25, 2014, - 2:52 pm

Schmuck: NFL Moron Reggie Bush Compares Michael Brown, Blacks to Palestinians in Israel

By Debbie Schlussel

NFL football player Reggie Bush sympathetically compares thuggish “gentle giant” Michael Brown to the Palestinians. No wonder my hometown Detroit Lions are usually losers. They have morons like this guy on the team (though he’s out for three weeks–better if he’s out forever).

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While Ferguson, Missouri and the rioting race protesters have a lot in common with Gaza and the violent Palestinian terrorists, that’s not how this imbecile, Bush, meant it.

In fact, he claims Ferguson is like Israel. Which is interesting. Do Ferguson police officers take meat cleavers into churches and synagogues and hack worshippers to death? Do Ferguson police officers kidnap three Black teens and murder them? Do Ferguson police offices bomb school buses, blow up Christmas dinners in hotels, and detonate explosive vests in bars, pizza shops, and other restaurants? Really? Nope. In fact, the Ferguson Police don’t do any of those things. But the Palestinians do those things to innocent Israeli civilians. Let me guess: Reggie Bush majored in basket-weaving at USC.

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Reggie Bush just compared Ferguson to Israel — suggesting Israelis are shooting unarmed Palestinians … the same way Officer Darren Wilson shot Mike Brown. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 25, 2014, - 7:49 am

“Post-Racial” Season’s Greetings From Ferguson

By Debbie Schlussel

It’s trite but true: a grand jury would indict even a ham sandwich. And yet a grand jury that met for 25 days over three months didn’t indict Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. And this with race-obsessed professional racist, Attorney General Eric Holder, pulling the strings, running the show, and breathing down their necks.

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So, what does America–“post-racial” America with Obama (the false declarer of the claimed state of post-racialism) as President–get in response? Despite Obama’s empty lip service pleas, the predictable race riots, 150 gun shots, none of them from police–police and a National Guard who were essentially castrated into tear gas users. Gunfire so bad a no-fly zone had to be instituted like a war zone in Afghanistan or Iraq.

The photos showed Wilson was beaten and bruised. The testimony showed that many of the backers of Michael Brown, the “gentle [violent] giant,” didn’t actually see what they claimed they saw. They admitted to it and/or changed their stories. Still others were caught in lies and refused to change their stories in the face of concrete evidence and overwhelming testimony that Wilson was the victim, NOT Brown. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 23, 2014, - 6:37 pm

Wknd Box Office: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1; The Theory of Everything

By Debbie Schlussel

I was in legal proceedings all day Friday (and almost the entire week) and didn’t have time to get my movie reviews up in time for the Jewish Sabbath. So, my apologies for the belated movie reviews. Believe me, if there was something I was very enthused about or felt very strongly against, I’d have made it a point to put these up earlier. But better late than never. You can always hear my movie reviews first thing every Friday morning on “The Mike Church Show” on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 after 7:05 am Eastern and on “The Pat Campbell Show” on KFAQ 1170 AM Tulsa at 7:35 am Eastern. I do my movie reviews on both, as well as some discussion of current political issues and pop culture topics on both shows. So check it out.

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* “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1“: Although there was considerable action in this, it was mostly slow-moving and kinda dull. On top of that, while watching it I felt like a cog in a movie sequel machine. This is a continuation of the last Hunger Games movie, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (read my review), which was considerably more exciting and suspenseful. And if you didn’t see the previous movies, I don’t think you’ll know what is going on–at least not entirely, as it seems like you were dropped off in the middle of a story. Worse, the movie then ends in the middle of the story, to get you to go to the next and last of these Hunger Games movies. What I did like: the exercises in video propaganda that both sides in this movie use, which is akin to the kind that Al-Qaeda and ISIS use (and wimpy America doesn’t). Read the rest of this entry »

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November 21, 2014, - 7:50 am

ICE Agent: “My Job Obsolete, Borders Now Wide Open;” Career ICE Official: “We’re Being Kept in Dark;” 40 Mlln Amnesty, NOT Just 5 Mlln

By Debbie Schlussel

“My job is now obsolete.” “America’s sovereignty is over.” “The Obama Administration hasn’t told us anything.” “I’m gonna get a raise to continue reading Yahoo News all day long.” “The borders are now open because we can’t arrest most illegal aliens, even if they come into the country today, tomorrow, or next year. They can come here, stay forever, and laugh at us.”

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Those are just some of the reactions I’ve gotten from demoralized Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents who contacted me yesterday and last night regarding Barack Obama’s announcement of mass amnesty for illegal aliens via executive fiat. Some rank-and-file ICE agents told me they were taken into meetings, yesterday afternoon, to be told the bad news about how little work they’d be doing (even less than they’re already doing because they aren’t allowed to do their jobs). Other agents–including some in higher level top official positions in various ICE offices–told me they’ve been told little to nothing and been kept in the dark regarding Obama’s amnesty plan.

But what they’ve told me is disturbing, though not surprising. To wit: Obama is not just instantly legalizing five million illegal aliens. It could be up to 40 million, I’m told. That’s because Obama’s new plan isn’t what he announced last night in a speech to America. In fact, agents tell me that anyone here before January 2014 can stay. And, since there’s no way to verify that, the border will be overrun with illegal aliens who will now say they’ve been here since then. And even they don’t have to lie. ICE agents have told me that in their meetings yesterday, they will not be allowed to pick up or arrest any illegal aliens here who have fewer than four misdemeanors. Those misdemeanors cannot include traffic offenses to be considered. So if the misdemeanors are drunk driving and they have more than three, they skate anyway. ICE agents also cannot arrest anyone who is basically not a murderer or terrorist or serial serial serial serial child molester (hey, he/she/it can have three misdemeanors pleaded down from sexual conduct felonies, and no big deal, welcome to America; continue to enjoy your stay, habibi). It’s hands off–hands off not just with regard to illegal aliens who claim they’ve been here, but those who came here yesterday, come here today, or will come here tomorrow. They all get to stay and taunt ICE agents who cannot touch them now or at any time in the future.

And here are some of the other scary and/or ridiculous details which ICE agents say are the new amnesty facts of life: Read the rest of this entry »

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November 19, 2014, - 8:58 am

May G-d Avenge Their Blood: My Friend, Rabbi Aryeh Kupinsky & 3 Other Jews – THIS. IS. ISLAM.

By Debbie Schlussel

I was away in an all-day legal proceeding yesterday, but was outraged to learn about the brutal Palestinian Muslim murders of four Jews, including three Americans, in a synagogue in Israel. I was even more shocked and saddened to learn that my childhood friend, Rabbi Aryeh Kupinsky, with whom I went to school and synagogue at Young Israel of Oak Park (in Michigan), was among the murdered. His parents and my parents were longtime friends as were our entire families, and Aryeh and I were in B’nei Akiva, the religious Zionist youth group together. We also attended Akiva Hebrew Day School together, where he was a grade or two below me. They were fabulous, nice, caring people, who later moved to Israel.

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THIS. IS. ISLAM. . . .

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At Yesterday’s Funeral for 3 of the Victims, Their Bodies Wrapped in Jewish Prayer Shawls

Those who were slain, three of whom were American citizens, were silently praying in a synagogue when they were suddenly ambushed by Palestinian Muslims who savagely, brutally hacked them to death with meat cleavers. That’s your so-called “Religion of Peace” for you. The victims’ only “crime” was being Jewish. And praying to G-d. Their murderers, as you probably know, were proudly celebrated by the Palestinian Muslim masses, Israel’s “partners for peace,” with whom Jews and Christians in Israel are told they must live and to whom the world says they must give more and more land and concessions in return for more and more savage, brutal hacking deaths.

And if you think this cannot or will not happen here, think again. It can, it will, and it already has. The 9/11, Fort Hood, and other attacks by Muslims on Americans will continue. Because the Palestinian Muslims with meat cleavers thirsting for Infidel blood aren’t just “over there.” They are here in our midst. They don’t just go after Jews praying in a synagogue or people in Israel. They go after everybody. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 17, 2014, - 4:45 pm

HUH?! Mom of ISIS-Beheaded American: “allah Will Prevail” (In Post-Beheading Press Conference)

By Debbie Schlussel

What the bleep is wrong with these American mothers of ISIS beheadees? The mom of Peter Kassig a/k/a Abdul Rahman Kassig–newly separated from his head–is praising allah as “the one god” and saying he “will prevail.” HUHHHHHHH??????????? F-U, lady.

Bleepin’ Morons . . .

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Parents of Peter Kassig a/k/a Abdul Rahman Engage in Islamic Prayer

Just as the plastic-surgery-afflicted mom of Joel Sotloff praised Islam and ISIS after the Islamic State beheaded her son, the mom of Peter Kassig a/k/a Abdul Rahman Kassig is praising Islam, too. And not only that but she’s praising Islam and claiming allah is the one true god inside a Methodist church. Well, I guess that makes sense, since the Methodist church regularly kisses Islamic ass.

Today, in a press conference at the Epworth United Methodist Church, Paula Kassig said: Read the rest of this entry »

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November 17, 2014, - 11:02 am

No Tears for Abdul Rahman Kassig; Muslim Convert Learned True Islam: You Lose Your Head

By Debbie Schlussel

No tears from me for Abdul Rahman Kassig, ISIS’ latest “American” beheadee. He learned what happens when you convert to Islam: you lose your head.

Even @ Death’s Door, Peter Kassig Didn’t Get It: THIS. IS. ISLAM. . . .

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As you probably know from news reports, Kassig, formerly known as Peter Kassig, was once an American from Indiana who served as a U.S. Army Ranger for maybe a year before getting a medical discharge. But he left America, converted to Islam, and moved to the Muslim Middle East to devote his life to helping Syrian Shi’ite “victims” of a civil war. He became an anti-war activist who was embarrassed by his service in the U.S. military. And he was embarrassed to be American, even more embarrassed that he was briefly an Army Ranger. And he was there servicing Muslims who hate us in order to “make up for” having been an American serviceman. Who else leaves America to move to–of all places–the G-d-forsaken “paradise” of Beirut? Although that was where he lived, he ferried supplies from Turkey to Syria, where he was tending to the Syrian Shi’ites, who all support Hezbollah–you know, the terrorist group that murdered over 300 U.S. Marines and Embassy officials in Beirut. It’s all about Muslims, all about “repenting” for his “embarrassing (very brief) past” as an Army Ranger.

Mr. Kassig, an Indiana native, was kidnapped in October 2013 as he delivered aid to Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzour. During the past year of captivity, Mr. Kassig converted to Islam and adopted the name Abdul Rahman, Arabic for “servant of the merciful.” He prayed and fasted during the holy month of Ramadan, according to fellow Western captives who were freed by Islamic State after their governments paid ransoms to the group, according to reports from friends. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 14, 2014, - 4:07 pm

Wknd Box Office: Dumb And Dumber To, Beyond the Lights, Rosewater

By Debbie Schlussel

The “Black” movie is the only one of the new offerings at theaters today that I can recommend, and even that is with several reservations, but it has a good message at the end. I can’t recommend Jon Leibowitz a/k/a Jon Stewart’s hypocritical and fraudulent directorial debut.

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* “Dumb And Dumber To“: This “movie” is absolutely disgusting and completely unfunny, unless you find hilarious the idea of a teen Jeff Daniels putting peanut butter on his penis and getting his dog to lick it off. That’s the kind of absolutely depraved grossness that pretends to be “humor” in this movie. And shockingly, it’s only rated PG-13. Yes, parents, you, too, can have your thirteen-year-olds exposed to this vile flick. I did not laugh at all at this movie, and most of the audience full of free/promotional ticket holders with whom I saw it didn’t laugh much either. The movie makes the original 1994 “Dumb & Dumber” look like a great, extremely funny movie (and it’s definitely much funnier than this one). I saw the original with my late dad, and we laughed and laughed, but remarked how stupid it was when we left the theater.

It’s clear that stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels–after years of declining to do so–made this sequel for the paycheck. That’s the only reason this ridiculous, unnecessary steaming heap was made. They are both old and haggard, and two decades have not been kind to them appearance-wise or career-wise. Clearly, they wanted–and maybe, needed–the money. The only thing I learned from this movie is that unfunny “comedian” Rob Riggle has guybrows, the sculpted, feminine eyebrows you see on transvestites, and I didn’t need to see this movie to learn that insignificant fact. Read the rest of this entry »

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