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  • Maxine Waters calls Dr. Ben Carson 'an educated fool'

    09/25/2017 8:16:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/24/2017 | Monica Showalter
    In her latest hurled insult, Rep. Maxine Waters has called Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson "an educated fool." "Look at Ben Carson. My God. My grandmother would call him an educated fool," Waters stated. "Here's a man who has a reputation of being a highly competent surgeon, but when he talks about poor people, he says they're the cause of their poverty. "He doesn't understand why you didn't do what he did and why you didn't make it like he made it. And he doesn't know the difference between slavery and immigration," she went on. At...
  • Donald Trump is actually a fascist

    12/10/2016 7:37:41 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 72 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 9, 2016 | Michael Kinsley
    Donald Trump is a fascist. When you call somebody a fascist, you can mean any number of things. Often, it means no more than “somebody I don’t like.” It is an all-purpose epithet, usable by anyone against everyone from university deans to Fox News anchors. For that reason, the label should be used sparingly — saved for special occasions. As with “Nazi” or “Hitler,” it is often said that in any discussion, the first person reduced to using such a word has lost the argument. It’s ridiculous to compare any living person to Hitler or Mussolini.
  • [ Satire] LGBT Advocacy Group Launches Center For Advanced Ad Hominems

    04/16/2016 7:48:40 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 1 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | April 15, 2016
    BOSTON, MA—Touting the vast potential of the new organization to equip a new generation with state-of-the-art training in forming and deploying ad hominem attacks against social conservatives, LGBT advocacy group GLAD formally announced the opening of its Center for Advanced Ad Hominems with a celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday. The nonprofit organization, made possible by a federal grant of $21 million, aims to create and distribute content to improve the average LGBT advocate’s ad hominem reasoning, with a special focus on their ability to launch an ‘efficient and effective’ personal attack in any political or cultural disagreement, instead of replying...
  • Chris Christie is Now Ruined

    03/01/2016 8:21:22 AM PST · by bboop · 76 replies
    The Washington blogs ^ | 2.29.16 | Jennifer Rubin
    Since New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has endorsed Donald Trump, he has been: Humiliated by video showing Trump ordering him onto the plane and telling him to “go home.” Condemned by his former finance co-chair Meg Whitman. (“The Governor is mistaken if he believes he can now count on my support, and I call on Christie’s donors and supporters to reject the Governor and Donald Trump outright. I believe they will. For some of us, principle and country still matter.”) Excoriated for his disastrous TV interview on Sunday. Phrases like “train wreck,” “off the rails” and “disaster” were used to...
  • Barney Frank: Newt Gingrich hypocritical for blaming Newtown on absence of religion in public life

    12/23/2012 5:52:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/20/2012 7:18 PM | Tracy Jan
    Congressman Barney Frank blasted former House Speaker Newt Gingrich for hypocrisy on Wednesday, criticizing the marital track record of his political nemesis after Gringrich connected the Sandy Hook school massacre to the absence of religion in public life. “God appears to have been driven out of Mr. Gingrich’s private life if you look at his marital history,” Frank said on MSNBC. “He’s very selective about where he thinks fundamental religious tenets ought to be followed.” …
  • Spike Lee Ridicules Herman Cain: ‘Negro, Please’

    10/20/2011 11:02:44 PM PDT · by This Just In · 57 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | October 19, 2011 | John Nolte
    Spike Lee Ridicules Herman Cain: ‘Negro, Please’ Posted By John Nolte On October 19, 2011 @ 3:22 pm In Celebrity News, Politics | 147 Comments The New York Times piece Lee refers to here is the most appalling piece of race-baiting I’ve read in years. You can read my write-up about it at Big Journalism [1]. The reaction the Times was looking for is exactly this kind of thing from Spike Lee.
  • The Battle Lines Are Drawn

    08/07/2011 8:56:27 PM PDT · by Gargantua · 19 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | Sunday, August 7, 2011 | Anthony James
    The usual players were in attendance on a FOX News broadcast this afternoon. A lovely young lady I didn’t recognize was the moderator, and there was another blonde arguing the conservative side of the discussion, and a prissy liberal flamethrower carrying the torch for the Democrats. He looked extremely agitated, and as I began watching I quickly found out why. As my readers all know, I have been predicting for some time the most vile of shenanigans should be expected from the left in the ramping up of their assault on The Tea Party. Having provided the impetus in November...
  • Comet Theory Comes Crashing to Earth

    05/23/2011 5:43:19 PM PDT · by Renfield · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Miller-McCune ^ | 5-14-2011 | Rex Dalton
    It seemed like such an elegant answer to an age-old mystery: the disappearance of what are arguably North America’s first people. A speeding comet nearly 13,000 years ago was the culprit, the theory goes, spraying ice and rocks across the continent, killing the Clovis people and the mammoths they fed on, and plunging the region into a deep chill. The idea so captivated the public that three movies describing the catastrophe were produced. But now, four years after the purportedly supportive evidence was reported, a host of scientific authorities systematically have made the case that the comet theory is “bogus.”...
  • New Book Uncovers “the Life and Lies of Charles Darwin”

    06/11/2009 8:48:26 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 30 replies · 966+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | June 10, 2009 | Sonja West
    According to Benjamin Wiker’s provocative new biography, The Darwin Myth: the Life and Lies of Charles Darwin, Charles Darwin was an honorable and likable man, a family man. He loved his siblings; he was devoted to his wife; he loved his children and grieved deeply over his daughter’s death. But Darwin was also someone who presented to the public an elaborate and even deceptive story about himself and his work to advance a philosophical agenda. While there are many biographies of Charles Darwin, Wiker’s deserves attention because...
  • Cedar Fever and Ad Hominem

    01/26/2009 8:26:48 AM PST · by jagusafr · 4 replies · 586+ views
    Just A Guy blog ^ | 26 Jan 09 | Dana Jacobson
    Well, it's cedar season in South Central Texas. Ordinarily, I would be absurdly pleased with that alliteration; however, at the moment, there's a little guy with his back wedged against my optic nerve and his itty bitty hobnailed boots pushing against the back of my left retina, while his evil little buddies run back and forth under my scalp and yank on my hair follicles. So, while I'm waiting for the allergy medicine to kick in, let's talk about the phrase, "ad hominem". The latin "ad hominem", translated literally, means, "to the man". It is used in two ways: to...
  • Darwin’s bulldog—Thomas H. Huxley (Huxley had nothing but contempt for Christian compromisers)

    10/14/2008 9:14:11 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 21 replies · 865+ views
    CMI ^ | October 14, 2008 | Russell Grigg
    Darwin called him, ‘My good and kind agent for the propagation of the Gospel—i.e. the devil’s gospel.’2 ‘Out of his provocations came … the West’s new faith—agnosticism (he coined the word).’3 Huxley, although an unbeliever, was thoroughly familiar with the gospel, and had little time for Christians who compromised their position by supporting the anti-biblical belief of evolutionary naturalism. He wrote: ‘I am fairly at a loss to comprehend how any one, for a moment, can doubt that Christian theology must stand or fall with the historical trustworthiness of the Jewish Scriptures. The very conception of the Messiah, or Christ,...
  • Dubious theory

    03/04/2008 11:27:14 AM PST · by kathsua · 8 replies · 305+ views
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 02/29/08 | ELDON SMITH
    I read with interest The Associated Press article by Dylan T. Lovan that appeared in The News on Feb. 9. His whole point was to paint Ken Ham as a manipulator by quoting David Shultz when he said the claim by Ham that Charles Darwin was a racist was "a ploy to get evolution out of the curriculum." If Lovan had done his research, the motives of Ham would have been a moot point. But alas, he then wouldn't have had any reason for the article. All one has to do is read Darwin's works and his racist statements are...
  • Column: Coulter makes a mockery of politics

    07/05/2007 11:50:07 AM PDT · by pissant · 133 replies · 3,423+ views
    Collegiate Times ^ | July 5, 2007 | Peebles Squire
    As the race for the 2008 Presidential election gains more and more ground each day, we find ourselves increasingly subjected to literal up-to-the-second coverage of the U.S. political arena. More often than desired, this barrage of “news” ends up to be nothing more than a coagulation of useless facts and figures accompanied by an endless stream of insults directed at your candidate of choice. Interviews are about as educational as watching 12 year olds argue about whose dad is cooler, normally consisting of three or more grown, educated men simultaneously trying to prove the others wrong by talking as loud...
  • Is A Gay Who Opposes Same Sex Marriage A Hypocrite? (True Definition Of Hypocrisy Alert)

    11/06/2006 10:05:35 PM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 772+ views ^ | 11/07/2006 | Dennis Prager
    Why did a gay prostitute tell the media about the homosexual behavior of a leading Christian opponent of same-sex marriage on the weekend before an election, an election in which eight states vote on whether to maintain the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman? Because he knew, first of all, that the media love to publicize the sexual lives of public figures. How else to explain the extensive reporting by the mainstream news media of the private sexual acts of a prominent sportscaster a decade ago -- a basketball announcer, not a politician, not a religious...
  • Tom, The Dancing Bug

    07/05/2005 7:07:57 PM PDT · by balrog666 · 280 replies · 11,070+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2 July 2005 | Ruben Bolling
  • Bush is Dumb: And other foolish statements of liberals, and conservatives too

    08/18/2006 7:23:16 AM PDT · by tang0r · 68 replies · 1,669+ views
    The Prometheus Institute ^ | 8/18/2006 | Justin Hartfield & M Harrison
    Even if we assume the President has an IQ comparable to the proof of liquor found in his daughters' limosuine, it does not change the fact that he is our president. Instead of debating policies or positions in a cogent manner, pundits go for the cheap eye-gouge of politics: the ad hominem argument. Can we focus on some real issues, please?
  • The Ayatollah of Atheism and Darwin’s Altars

    09/06/2005 5:53:18 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 92 replies · 1,118+ views
    The Spectator (UK) via The Discovery Institute ^ | August 31, 2005 | Paul Johnson
    The Ayatollah of Atheism and Darwin’s Altars By: Paul Johnson The Spectator (UK) August 31, 2005 How long will Darwin continue to repose on his high but perilous pedestal? I am beginning to wonder. Few people doubt the principle of evolution. The question at issue is: are all evolutionary advances achieved exclusively by the process of natural selection? That is the position of the Darwinian fundamentalists, and they cling to their absolutist position with all the unyielding certitude with which Southern Baptists assert the literal truth of the Book of Genesis, or Wahabi Muslims proclaim the need for a universal...
  • Republicans blast Senator Clinton on Bush attack ("insulting the president"........

    07/11/2005 8:44:21 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 69 replies · 2,256+ views
    Republicans blast Senator Clinton on Bush attack Monday July 11, 2005 Republicans blast Senator Clinton on Bush attack ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Republicans are blasting Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton for her remarks that compared President Bush to Mad magazine's fictional freckle-faced icon, Alfred E. Neuman. The Republican National Committee and New York's G-O-P leaders are taking aim at the former first lady for the comments made yesterday during an appearance in Colorado. The New York Democrat accused the president of damaging the economy by overspending while giving tax cuts to the rich. Clinton also said she sometimes feels that Alfred E....
  • Republicans Blast Sen. Clinton's Comments

    07/11/2005 10:24:17 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 88 replies · 2,179+ views
    WINS News - AP ^ | 7/11/05 | MARC HUMBERT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Republicans took aim at Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday for comparing President Bush to Mad magazine's freckle-faced, "What, me worry?" kid, Alfred E. Neuman.A Republican National Committee official said the former first lady was "part of today's angry and adrift Democrat Party," while a spokesman for one of her potential 2006 Senate rivals said she was guilty of "insulting the president.""At a time when President Bush and most elected officials are focused on the security of our nation, Mrs. Clinton seems focused on taking partisan jabs and promoting her presidential campaign," added New York's GOP...
  • Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton Attacks Bush

    07/11/2005 2:45:07 AM PDT · by bookworm100 · 89 replies · 2,509+ views
    UK Guardian ^ | Monday July 11, 2005 | Unknown
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton went on the attack against President Bush in a speech Sunday, accusing him of damaging the economy by overspending while giving tax cuts to the rich. The Democrat from New York also accused Bush of depriving U.S. soldiers of equipment needed to fight the war in Iraq and cutting funding for scientific research. ``I sometimes feel that Alfred E. Neuman is in charge in Washington,'' Clinton said referring to the freckle-faced Mad magazine character. She drew a laugh from crowd when she described Bush's attitude toward tough issues with Neuman's catchphrase: ``What, me worry?'' Clinton, who...