Richard LeFrak and Steve Roth, New York real estate giants and members of President Trump’s working group on infrastructure, dished this week on how to rebuild the country’s aging roads, bridges and other facilities.
Appearing at a Washington, D.C. event, the two could not nail down the specifics of the president’s proposal, even as LeFrak bragged that he had Trump’s ear.
“Some of us do have the president’s ear from time to time, and so if that means the commission will have some authority, that’s the authority,” the mega-landlord said. He complained about excess regulations and too little funding hampering infrastructure upgrades.
Roth, the head of Vornado Trust Realty, discussed a plan that would involve $1 trillion in infrastructure spending, financed through a combination of public and private partnerships.
He added that the United States had fallen behind foreign powers on infrastructure. “We’re now competing with countries on the rise that are building new airports — 3, 4, 5 a year,” he said. “We’ve got a little bit of catch up.”
Um, if Amy Schumer ever needs to use the bathroom and you have the power to give her the door key, do it. You might get a sweet mattress out of the deal.
That’s pretty much exactly what happened to Six Corners Mattress Firm employee Sagine Lazarre, when the comedian stopped in asking for a restroom.
Lazarre, who didn’t initially recognize Schumer, gave her the okay.
“She comes out of the bathroom and asks me which one of these (mattresses) is my favorite,” Lazarre later told WGN. “She told me she wanted to buy it for me. And I was was so shocked!”
The mattress Lazarre had her eye on was $2,000, and Schumer happily turned over her credit card. It was only later that the clerk decided to google the generous stranger’s name.
“The lady that was right there talking to me is Amy Schumer. It was amazing. Unbelievable,” she said.
The best part about getting the mattress? Lazarre had just moved into a new apartment with her daughter.
Lifetime mensch award right there.
Debbie Schlussel, the conservative pundit who claims Fox News host Sean Hannity made unwanted sexual advances toward her, has a controversial record of comments on Islam and other topics.
Schlussel, who has written for numerous publications, in addition to appearing on shows like “Hannity” and “Howard Stern,” celebrated the death of Osama Bin Laden by calling for the killing of all Muslims on her blog. “1 down, 1.8 billion to go,” she wrote on her blog.
She added, “American Muslims are NO different than (other) Muslims…They are just as extreme, and the American border is a fiction of convenience for them, NOT something that magically moderates them.”
Schlussel is Jewish, and was born in Michigan, where more than two decades ago she made a losing run for a congressional seat. She blamed the defeat on voter fraud.
She’s made other polarizing comments, including blaming Poles for the Holocaust and saying that a lesbian basketball player was a bad role model for children.
There have been a lot of random celebrity cameos on the glossy, teen soap “Gossip Girl.” Lady Gaga, Mike Bloomberg (?!) and Cyndi Lauper among them. But a sharp-eyed Twitter user caught a glimpse of two high-profile and, erm, currently very topical New Yorkers in one particular scene.
Yup, that’s Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump playing themselves at a fictional New York Observer party. Some footage below:
Jared and Ivanka were on Gossip Girl in 2010 and I need everyone on the earth to know it pic.twitter.com/iHmY3F8wSl— Margaret (@mawwgie) April 21, 2017
The more you know. XOXO, Gossip Girl.
(JTA) — Thousands of American Jews have signed a petition challenging the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s invitation to President Donald Trump to deliver the keynote remarks at the National Day of Remembrance.
Launched Monday by Bend the Arc, a Jewish group that advocates for social justice causes, the petition by the following morning had more than 7,400 signatures.
“President Trump’s administration has repeatedly insulted the memory of the Holocaust, and embraced the agenda and rhetoric of white nationalism and anti-Semitism. So how can the U.S. Holocaust Museum invite him to deliver the keynote remarks at the National Day of Remembrance?” the petition asks. “Jews across the country are outraged by this bizarre and unacceptable choice.
“While we recognize the longstanding tradition of American presidents giving remarks at this ceremony, this is not a normal president and this is not a normal moment. It is an insult to the memories of survivors, descendants, and allies that he would speak on this sacred day.”
The remarks to be delivered Tuesday in the U.S. Capitol rotunda are among the events for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s annual Days of Remembrance.
Every president since the museum opened in 1993 has participated.
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