Author Archives: Jonathan Shurberg

Another Wave Of Anti-Semitic Threats, Including My Kid’s School

Initially, it was a wave of threats to various Jewish organizations around the country. This weekend, it was the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia. And this morning, it was a series of 17 bomb threats to Jewish community centers and at least two schools, including Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, where my son is a… Read more »

Israel, Nicaragua, What’s The Big Difference?

Mike Pence, who only stays out of our collective nightmares because he’s not the living, walking embodiment of every terrifying political act and gesture in the world, tried to pump up the sagging fortunes of the Trump Administration (TA) with “the Jews.” Short version: it didn’t go well. Color me not impressed. Pence tweeted out that he would be speaking… Read more »

Perez Comes Up Half A Vote Short On First Ballot – Second Ballot Being Counted

Tom Perez 213.5 Keith Ellison 200 Sally Boynton Brown 12 Pete Buttiegeg 1 Jehmu Greene 0.5 no vote/abstain 3 Whoever split their vote between Tom Perez and Jehmu Greene is probably very unhappy right now. Second ballot being counted as we speak. Results shortly.

DNC Chair Vote Coming Up; Buttiegeg Pulls Out

The DNC meeting in Atlanta has been going on for several hours now, and the vote for chair is coming up momentarily. In breaking news, South Bend Mayor and party rising star Pete Buttiegeg used his time to deliver a wonderful, lyrical speech in which he withdrew from the race, recognizing that he could not win. If you’re a total nerd,… Read more »

American Sings Nazi Anthem At International Tennis Match

From the Department of “whatthefuckareyoukiddingmewhodecidedthatwasagoodidea,” a local Hawaii schoolteacher sang the German national anthem before an international tennis match between Germany and the United States, but instead of the modern version somebody decided it would be better to use the Nazi version. The Guardian has the story and the insanely cringeworthy video. Why is it that the American media never covers these… Read more »

You Wanna Be Trump’s National Security Advisor?

Apparently nobody’s biting so if you’re willing to have noted loon K.T. McFarland as your deputy, you’re good to go. I’d strongly suggest you “pre-retain” counsel for the inevitable FBI investigation, though. Vice Admiral Robert Harward has rejected President Trump’s offer to be the new national security adviser, CBS News’ Major Garrett reports. Sources close to the situation told Garrett Harward… Read more »

Puzder Goes Down

In the first high profile failure of one of Trump’s swamp denizens, Labor nominee Andrew Puzder has withdrawn his nomination in the face of growing bipartisan opposition. Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s choice to serve as the next labor secretary, has withdrawn his nomination amidst growing resistance from Republicans and Democrats in the Senate. “After careful consideration and discussions with my family,… Read more »

Van Hollen, Other Senators Seek Independent Probe Of Trump/Russia Ties

Senator Chris Van Hollen, as part of a group of 11 Democratic senators, has written to new AG Jeff “See No Evil” Sessions seeking an independent special prosecutor to investigate both the contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia, as well as efforts to cover it up. Here’s Van Hollen’s press release: And here’s the full text of the letter… Read more »