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  • The Kremlin is already pissed at Donald Trump

    03/17/2016 7:27:44 AM PDT · 36 of 51
    grasshopper2 to dennisw
    Take a look at her background audience. It is all women while she barks. The message here is a feminized foreign policy cannot stand up to Putin and out other enemies. Europe has already shown this as it encourages a Mulsim invasion.

    So true. And if you look closely, there actually is a "man" in the audience behind Hillary. He's wearing a gold bracelet and his white hair is styled like a woman's. Priceless!

  • (LIVE) Fox News GOP Debate

    03/03/2016 7:52:21 PM PST · 2,265 of 3,162
    grasshopper2 to Rebelbase

    I deeply detest Meghan Kelly

  • Mets Will Finally Ax ‘Homophobic’ Kiss-Cam Joke

    09/18/2015 5:08:03 AM PDT · 12 of 18
    grasshopper2 to traderrob6
    A phobia is an irrational fear of something.

    Exactly. Disgust is not fear.

    Islamophobia is also a misnomer. It is not irrational to fear Islam.

  • CNN Republicans Debate - Live Feed - Reagan Library

    09/16/2015 8:46:19 PM PDT · 4,264 of 4,662
    grasshopper2 to ErnBatavia

    jeb was trained by Jennifer Rene

  • CNN Republicans Debate - Live Feed - Reagan Library

    09/16/2015 8:44:39 PM PDT · 4,253 of 4,662
    grasshopper2 to xzins

    the take away is that Jeb was acting like a Dem as if Jennifer Rene trained him

  • CNN Republicans Debate - Live Feed - Reagan Library

    09/16/2015 8:10:54 PM PDT · 3,985 of 4,662
    grasshopper2 to BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

    She sounds shrill

  • CNN Republicans Debate - Live Feed - Reagan Library

    09/16/2015 8:09:58 PM PDT · 3,964 of 4,662
    grasshopper2 to gwgn02

    I think Cruz did well.

    I’m very sad that Jeb Busn was coached by Jennifer Rene to mug and make silly faces for the camera. Let the record show that the only republican (jeb) was doing this, everyone else was being serious (mature)

  • CNN Republicans Debate - Live Feed - Reagan Library

    09/16/2015 7:13:30 PM PDT · 3,051 of 4,662
    grasshopper2 to mpreston

    Trump is absolutely correct. We should not have destablized the middle east

  • CNN Republicans Debate - Live Feed - Reagan Library

    09/16/2015 7:12:24 PM PDT · 3,037 of 4,662
    grasshopper2 to MeshugeMikey

    This is the Rubio show. He’s good but he can’t win

  • CNN Republicans Debate - Live Feed - Reagan Library

    09/16/2015 7:11:19 PM PDT · 3,022 of 4,662
    grasshopper2 to Ronald_Magnus

    Rubio is doing a good job. Huckabee is the one speaking from the heart and not with a political agenda.

  • CNN Republicans Debate - Live Feed - Reagan Library

    09/16/2015 7:09:15 PM PDT · 2,990 of 4,662
    grasshopper2 to AU72

    It’s clear that the audience supports Bush. He lost my support when he acted like Joe Biden making faces for the camera. I’m sure he was coached to do this. And for that reason, I no longer support him.

    I hated the way Joe Biden mugged for the camera during debates. And every time I see Jen Psaki interviewed she does the same silly facial expressions.

    I am certain that Jeb got coached to make these faces and for that reason, I no longer support the RNC. I will never send them money and I will hang up on them when they call trying to get contributions.

    I hated the way Joe Biden made silly faces during debates and I’m annoyed that Jeb is doing the same thing. Jeb is the only Rebublican acting like Biden. And as the RNC pick Jeb is doing what the RNC trained him to do (in my opinoin) and for this reason, I will not send another penny to the RNC

  • CNN Republicans Debate - Live Feed - Reagan Library

    09/16/2015 6:55:00 PM PDT · 2,732 of 4,662
    grasshopper2 to St_Thomas_Aquinas

    Rubio is looking strong

  • CNN Republicans Debate - Live Feed - Reagan Library

    09/16/2015 6:53:13 PM PDT · 2,701 of 4,662
    grasshopper2 to maggief

    Rubio is acting presidential - in stark contrast to Bush

  • CNN Republicans Debate - Live Feed - Reagan Library

    09/16/2015 6:53:10 PM PDT · 2,700 of 4,662
    grasshopper2 to maggief

    Rubio is acting presidential - in stark contrast to Bush

  • CNN Republicans Debate - Live Feed - Reagan Library

    09/16/2015 6:51:14 PM PDT · 2,669 of 4,662
    grasshopper2 to caww

    Carley is shrill and unlikable. (I’m female and can’t stand the sound of her voice - Yikes!)

  • CNN Republicans Debate - Live Feed - Reagan Library

    09/16/2015 6:40:11 PM PDT · 2,508 of 4,662
    grasshopper2 to UCANSEE2

    I lost respect for Jeb tonight, sadly, because he was acting like a Democrat making faces for the camera and reminded me of Jen Psaki.

  • CNN Republicans Debate - Live Feed - Reagan Library

    09/16/2015 6:31:05 PM PDT · 2,348 of 4,662
    grasshopper2 to The Ghost of FReepers Past

    I’ve just lost respect for Jeb Bush who I thought was a gentleman because he is mugging for the camera, making silly faces, just like Joe Biden did in debates.

    From now on I will equate Jeb Bush with Joe Biden.

    Somebody gave Jeb bad advice.

    Jeb is the only one on that stage doing these antics and acting like a silly Democrat. I wonder if he was trained by Jen Psaki

  • Medicating Women’s Feelings

    03/05/2015 8:03:28 AM PST · 32 of 32
    grasshopper2 to nickcarraway
    The increase in prescriptions for psychiatric medications, often by doctors in other specialties, is creating a new normal, encouraging more women to seek chemical assistance.

    This creation of a New Normal leads to a climate of intolerance for what used to be normal behavior; showing emotion, or "acting hysterical" is seen as something pathological nowadays when in the past it was normal for women to act that way. And the most intolerant are other women who are on these meds and who push these meds on their friends, co-workers and family members.

    As the author points out, a certain amount of highs and lows are normal and suppressing these normal feelings chemically can make a woman less empathetic and less understanding - and more commanding or "man-like" and confident. Confident that they are right to take the meds and their un-medicated, emotional, sisters are wrong.

    "You need to take something to even out your moods" a co-worker may hint.

    Women on meds may dislike thinking that they are the only ones with the problem so they may project upon others and even try to convince others that they too have a problem and they too need meds. Eventually, the other woman will feel shame when she acts in ways formerly considered normal for women and she may seek out a physician for a prescription convinced that her normal feelings are now abnormal and in need of fixing.

  • Top aide to Congressman Aaron Schock resigns over racist Facebook comments about his black neighbors

    02/06/2015 6:42:55 AM PST · 9 of 13
    grasshopper2 to PapaBear3625

    A good rule of thumb is to never write anything you don’t want the whole world to read.

  • These four charts show how the College SAT favors rich, educated families

    03/06/2014 9:22:54 AM PST · 74 of 79
    grasshopper2 to Scoutmaster
    I believe that in one of the Freakonomics books, the authors explored the idea that children raised in homes with more books were more intelligent.

    The authors explored the data and concluded that the most important key to intelligence was to have intelligent parents.

    There is no doubt that IQ is mostly genetic.

    Here's a theory why the IQ disparity seems to be getting wider:

    In the old days the son of the richest guy in town would enter the family business directly after high school, marry the prettiest girl in town and go on to have low to average IQ kids. In this example, the middling IQ of the rich son averaged with the lower IQ of the pretty girl resulted in a low to average IQ of the offspring.

    Similarly, the son of the high IQ doctor in town would attend male-only college and then marry one of the low to average IQ rich daughters in town. The high IQ of the doctor and the average IQ of the rich girl resulted in average IQ of the offspring.

    Now with coeducational opportunities for women. The rich son with average IQ is likely to meet a wife with a similar or higher IQ. Likewise the doctor son will likely marry another medical student also with a similar or higher IQ. As a result of this opening up of educational and professional opportunities for women, there is less IQ balancing because there is less intermarriage between high IQ and low IQ resulting in the smart getting smarter (and the dumb getting dumber) All due to the women's movement! ha, ha, ha!

  • NYPD arrests man in a possible 'knockout' attack in lower Manhattan

    01/17/2014 12:45:13 PM PST · 25 of 41
    grasshopper2 to 2ndDivisionVet
    But, but, but ... I thought the knock-out game was an urban myth. The New York Times and Slate said so.
  • RADIO LEGEND BOB GRANT DEAD

    01/02/2014 1:15:45 PM PST · 80 of 95
    grasshopper2 to SeekAndFind
    On then Mayor David Dinkins — The men’s washroom attendant

    Bob Grant was adamant that he never referred to Mayor Dinkins as a "washroom" attendant. He called him "The Men's Room Attendant" because Grant said Dinkins reminded him of a Men's Room attendant at 21, the famous restaurant of power brokers in New York.

    Ironically, the real men's room attendant at 21 passed away recently.

  • US embassy in London unveils huge tapestry of Obama, gushes over his 'warm smile'

    12/16/2013 9:39:33 AM PST · 59 of 74
    grasshopper2 to MeshugeMikey
    Very good..and why IS there a table... in front of the great leader? perhaps so that OBAMA DEVOTEES can leave Gifts ??

    Or to hold the votive candles maybe?

  • Top doctor: 'Gay' blood will taint U.S. supply

    12/04/2013 5:50:56 AM PST · 49 of 64
    grasshopper2 to ottbmare
    There is absolutely no medical evidence that the human body is designed to lose blood or that this is good for us.

    Dr Ronald Hoffman on WOR radio said that humans evolved over time to store iron because it was a competitive advantage to survival at a time when humans lost blood from parasites, cuts and injuries.

    In modern days, people don't lose blood in daily life like in cave men days, and the iron can build up in the blood and the organs. Too much iron in the blood can cause harm especially to the liver. This is why it's a good idea for men and for post menopausal women to give blood regularly - to get rid of excess iron.

  • THE TRANSPORTATION EQUALITY ACT OF 2013 (satire)

    11/15/2013 1:35:33 PM PST · 1 of 4
    grasshopper2
    With a hat tip to Princeton Equine Transport https://www.facebook.com/PrincetonEquineTransport for the "Affordable Horse Act" story.
  • Black youths brutally beat white Brooklyn couple in racial attack: police

    11/04/2013 9:38:20 PM PST · 37 of 51
    grasshopper2 to ModelBreaker
    Other simple things like leaving space in front of you at a red light so you can turn out of your lane if attacked is good practice.

    I recommend this practice at any red light whenever you feel threatened. It's particularly useful at the entry points to the city, especially now that the squeegie-men are likely to return due to the likely election of DeBlasio.

    Keep some space between you and the car in front and when the squeegie-man approaches, inch up in a jerking fashion. Keep doing this until the light changes or he gives up.

    Never allow yourself to be trapped between two cars. A car is a weapon only when it has room to move.

  • Billionaire who didn't exist: Recluse, 80, who hid £1billion Nazi art haul from the world ...

    11/04/2013 8:14:48 PM PST · 26 of 38
    grasshopper2 to Vision

    That piece was in my late aunt’s basement!!! We want it back. LOL!

  • Bill de Blasio blasts Joe Lhota’s new attack ad as ‘desperate’ and ‘divisive’

    10/17/2013 10:22:23 PM PDT · 8 of 11
    grasshopper2 to gusty

    Also, Serpico. The problem is that many residents of the city are too young to remember the bad old days and they come from other states so they don’t have relatives reminding them of how it was. They are clueless, like little children.

    And then there are those voters who do remember the pre-Giulianni days and who did vote for him then, but who are so blinded by their hatred of republicans now that they will vote for DeBlasio out of spite even though it’s not in their best interest as New Yorkers.

    I wonder what the squeegie toll will be? $5.00? $20?

  • Bill de Blasio blasts Joe Lhota’s new attack ad as ‘desperate’ and ‘divisive’

    10/17/2013 9:53:52 PM PDT · 4 of 11
    grasshopper2 to gusty

    Can you imagine the horror of the hipsters the first time they get mugged on the L train?

  • Red-blue divisions start with newborns’ names: Parents show partisan tendencies

    06/06/2013 6:17:06 AM PDT · 36 of 40
    grasshopper2 to CAluvdubya
    My son wants to name his daughter Reagan.....wonder if that gives away any political persuasion??

    Tell your son to read King Lear before naming his daughter Reagan.

  • Student Lectures Teacher On How to Teach in Front of Classmates

    05/09/2013 7:32:57 PM PDT · 22 of 23
    grasshopper2 to Leaning Right
    In many school districts, teachers are PROHIBITED from face-to-face teaching. Instead, teachers must give students packets, and the students are supposed to teach each other.

    It's called “cooperative learning”, and it's one of the latest educational fads. It doesn't work, by the way.

    I know teachers that were fired - yes, fired - for trying to teach the old-fashioned (and successful) way.

    THIS IS TRUE!!!! This is exactly what I experienced when I went back to college to become a teacher a few years ago. Basically we were taught not to use "direct instruction" which is the way anyone over 40 was taught. Direct instruction is: the teacher gives lectures, asks questions and leads discussion. Any teacher using this method will not get goods reviews from her supervisors

    Instead, the high priests of the university education departments have decreed that students should teach themselves. They should "discover" knowledge through self paced exploring and with their peers in groups. How wonderful! Give the students the freedom to teach themselves and learn from their ignorant classmates.

    According to this UNPROVEN theory, magic happens when the teacher stops lecturing. Once the teacher steps off the stage the students magically start to learn spontaneously and their ignorance disappears. poof! they become filled with knowledge as if the Holy Spirit has descended on them, and they will automatically start to teach their peers and there will be no difficulties and happiness will prevail throughout the nation.

    Apparently the education elites actually want us to believe that the impediment to learning is ... teaching. Once actual teaching stops, children will learn. It's so logical and simple./sarcasm< p> So what do teachers do? They can't just let the classroom devolved into chaos so they hand out packets and sit at their desks surfing the Internet (since they're not allowed to teach)

    People need to stand up and demand on the local level that schools abandon discovery learning and cooperative learning and return to old fashioned direct instruction! Write your local newspapers and speak out at school board meetings. No more packets!! Students deserve to be taught. ANd teachers need to be freed from the prohibition against direct instruction so they can start teaching again.

  • Find MOOCHelle's Most Horrific Frock & Win MOTUS’ Big Frocky Horror Picture Show© Contest

    04/29/2013 12:24:36 PM PDT · 75 of 111
    grasshopper2 to NOBO2012
    I'm glad she has finally learned to keep her legs together.

    The belt is too flashy and the boots a bit too youthful for a woman her age, but overall this outfit is better than most.

  • Find MOOCHelle's Most Horrific Frock & Win MOTUS’ Big Frocky Horror Picture Show© Contest

    04/29/2013 12:11:07 PM PDT · 70 of 111
    grasshopper2 to NOBO2012
    This one reminds me of a Mylar emergency warming blanket.

  • Find MOOCHelle's Most Horrific Frock & Win MOTUS’ Big Frocky Horror Picture Show© Contest

    04/29/2013 12:01:00 PM PDT · 62 of 111
    grasshopper2 to NOBO2012
    This is one of her better choices. Even though I'm not a fan of strapless on older women, this looks lovely on her.
  • Find MOOCHelle's Most Horrific Frock & Win MOTUS’ Big Frocky Horror Picture Show© Contest

    04/29/2013 11:51:04 AM PDT · 58 of 111
    grasshopper2 to NOBO2012
    This outfit looks like something the Queen Mother would have worn to an evening event.

  • Find MOOCHelle's Most Horrific Frock & Win MOTUS’ Big Frocky Horror Picture Show© Contest

    04/29/2013 11:44:07 AM PDT · 56 of 111
    grasshopper2 to NOBO2012
  • Find MOOCHelle's Most Horrific Frock & Win MOTUS’ Big Frocky Horror Picture Show© Contest

    04/29/2013 11:42:35 AM PDT · 55 of 111
    grasshopper2 to NOBO2012
  • Rather than Dialing FBI when Photos Released, Katherine Russell-Tsarnaev Warned Her Husband...

    04/26/2013 5:07:16 AM PDT · 24 of 52
    grasshopper2 to Mister Da
    I agree, the wife is responsible for the death of the MIT cop.

    The FBI is also responsible for the death of the MIT cop because they released the photo when they should have been able to identify a guy they already had on their radar.

    Moreover, the FBI is responsible for all the death and maiming because they dropped the ball on this guy.

  • These photos could contain the bomber

    04/17/2013 8:51:33 AM PDT · 85 of 245
    grasshopper2 to GrandJediMasterYoda
    “Mr. Huge Backpack guy!” I see this crap all day long in New york city.

    I truly hate getting whacked on the head when one of these clueless backpack guys turns around on the subway. Ugg! What is it with these rude people? They enter a crowded place with a four foot appendage on their backs and then turn around willy-nilly clocking other straphangers as if they own the place.

    I can't say I would mind it if Bloomburg banned backpacks in the subway.

  • Boston Marathon Bombs Have Hallmarks Of "Lone Wolf" Devices, Experts Say

    04/17/2013 7:43:11 AM PDT · 105 of 123
    grasshopper2 to Biggirl
    I am surprised that they still make pressue cookers since we now have crock pots.

    I remember my mother had one and used it to cook spinach, of all things.

    Recently a Brazilian friend staying with me wanted to use one to cook beans and since I didn't have one I asked around my neighborhood to borrow one but none of my neighbors had one. After that I bought one from Walmart but I've never used it. I do make Brazilian beans but I use can beans which are just as good.

    Brazilians use pressure cookers because the cooking time is half the time as cooking them in a regular pot on the stove.

    When I was in Portugal some Brazilians living there told me that pressure cookers are illegal there.

  • Being White in Philly

    03/21/2013 7:18:06 AM PDT · 84 of 89
    grasshopper2 to Albion Wilde
    from the John Derbyshire article, "The Talk":

    (10) Thus, while always attentive to the particular qualities of individuals, on the many occasions where you have nothing to guide you but knowledge of those mean differences, use statistical common sense:

    (10a) Avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you personally.

    (10b) Stay out of heavily black neighborhoods.

    (10c) If planning a trip to a beach or amusement park at some date, find out whether it is likely to be swamped with blacks on that date (neglect of that one got me the closest I have ever gotten to death by gunshot).

    (10d) Do not attend events likely to draw a lot of blacks.

    (10e) If you are at some public event at which the number of blacks suddenly swells, leave as quickly as possible.

    On the 4th of July in Center City Philadelphia. My family and I walked a few blocks from our hotel to see the fireworks display. The crowd was 90% African American. Shortly after arriving at our spot on the grass near the Art Museum, a firecracker sounded nearby. This ignited a stampede by the crowd as hundreds of panicked people believing it to be gunshot fled from the scene. My family and I got caught in the mayhem.

    To a white crowd the sound of a firecracker on the 4th of July is normal and certaintly wouldn't alarm anyone. It's different for inner city blacks who are conditioned, apparently, to instantly kick into flight or fight mode at certain stimuli based on prior life experience.

  • Grand Jury Could Mean Additional Steubenville Charges

    03/17/2013 9:16:18 PM PDT · 23 of 28
    grasshopper2 to Bodleian_Girl
    Then there are Catholics who are outraged that men in the church are being prosecuted for raping male minors. Please be so kind as to back up this statement. Thank you. There was a report yesterday from a Cardinal saying that there is no way those men molesting children should be changed [charged?]. He’s outraged [are you a mind reader?] that those molesting priests are ever arrested and charged

    Please be so kind as to provide a link to this Cardinal’s statement. And please provide the other links to support your original statement that there are Catholics [plural] who are outraged etc. (not that I think there is a single Catholic who is outraged etc.)

  • Grand Jury Could Mean Additional Steubenville Charges

    03/17/2013 7:52:27 PM PDT · 17 of 28
    grasshopper2 to SaraJohnson
    Then there are Catholics who are outraged that men in the church are being prosecuted for raping male minors.

    Please be so kind as to back up this statement. Thank you.

  • EDITORIAL:Pope Francis I bridges conservative and progressive currents

    03/13/2013 8:55:25 PM PDT · 20 of 22
    grasshopper2 to JustTheTruth

    St. Francis (a male) founded the Franciscan order. San Francisco is named after him. Frank is the Angliscized nick name for Francis. In Spanish countries the nick name is Chico.

  • 'Unflattering' photos of Beyoncé during Super Bowl's halftime show become instant meme

    02/09/2013 9:12:26 AM PST · 15 of 63
    grasshopper2 to Para-Ord.45
  • New York Post's subway death photo stirs debate over journalistic ethics

    12/05/2012 10:42:11 AM PST · 28 of 35
    grasshopper2 to SeekAndFind
    People are blaming the photog for shooting photos insead of helping to pull the victim to safety.

    Nobody has the obligation to risk their own life to help another. Reaching over the tracks to pull the victim would most likely result in a double tragedy. The panicked victim would pull the good Samaritan off balance down onto the tracks in the path of the approaching train.

    It would take at least two men to pull out the victim; one reaching for the victim and another stabilizing the rescuer. What potential hero would trust a complete stranger in this scenario where there was absolutely no margin of error? And even with two men, it could still result in both being pulled down to their death.

    Then there is also the fact that a mad subway pusher is still at large and the fear, the very real fear, that this crazy man will push the rescuers over the edge.

    And lastly: the approaching train. There was not enough time to assess one's own safety from the madman and to devise a rescue plan.

    I am astounded by the comments on the New York Post website from armchair heroes condemning the photographer for not helping, implying they would if in the same situation. Most people flee to save themselves and that is not cowardice. The video on ABC news of the two men arguing in the moments before the man is pushed plainly shows a crowded platform, including at least 4 or 5 men. But, the photo of the train bearing down on the man with his arm reaching to get off the tracks shows an empty platform. Empty! Where did all those people go? They fled.

    Being pushed off the platform by a deranged madman is every straphanger's greatest fear. While the photo is heartbreaking and profoundly disturbing, the photographer has helped to bring the issue of our failed mental heath policy to the forefront. Hopefully this photo will result in changes to how we deal with dangerous individuals so subway riders don't have to put up with the constant fear of arousing the rage of a madman.

    The photographer is not to blame, the victim (who was drunk and foolishly engaged the madman) was not at fault, and the subway riders were not at fault for failing to risk their own lives attempting a perilous rescue.

    The fault lies squarely on Mayor Bloomberg and other city and state leaders who turn a blind eye to the problem of madmen at large in the city, on the criminal justice system that turns them loose even after multiple arrests and on the MTA for poor security and allowing areas where the platforms are too narrow.

    Mayor Bloomberg's statement, "the goods news is that this is rare" makes my blood boil. There is no good news about this tragedy and to dismiss it because it's rare is not a solution. Every New Yorker and every tourist is fearful of the subway right about now andNew York is at risk of returning to the bad old days of the early 1980's when fear of crime ruled.

    If Bloomberg fails to take action against allowing the mentally ill to roam the streets and the subways there will be a chilling effect on the city's economy at a time when it is still recovering from the devastation of Sandy.

    It's easy to blame the photographer or the Post for running it or the bystanders instead of tackling the real problem.

  • The Wave That Breaks The Liberal Bubble

    10/24/2012 6:33:58 AM PDT · 93 of 124
    grasshopper2 to wayoverontheright
    This articles explains how the new media (talk radio, breitbart, viral youtube videos,) is knowking down the stockade protecting the liberal elite. That stockade is the old media (the major daily newspapers, three major networks and CNN) which controlled all news consumed by the public and thereby shaped opinion.

    The liberals no longer have this protection, but they think they do. Why? Because they live in a bubble. They go to a cocktail party and everyone there thinks exactly the way they do. They turn on CNN and see their views reflected back to them like they're looking in a mirror.

    They laugh at Fox News refusing to believe like the children they are, that Fox is the number one network, and that Fox and the rest are shaping public opinion now - not CNN- not ABC - not the New York Times or Ted Koppel.

    However, there are some self-aware liberals. And these savvy liberals are using the new media effectively to shape the opinions of our youth. They are doing this with the website Reddit, Comedy Central's Jon Stewart and others.

    Reddit modestly calls itself "the front page of the internet." It was founded in San Francisco (make your own assumptions) in 2005 by two 22 year olds and later acquired by Conde Nast. It is now a subsidiary of the parent company, Advance. Reddit is very popular with college and high school students. The content voted to the front page is often ultra liberal and depressingly immoral. For example a recent front page post was about something I cannot discuss on a family website.

    Reddit has a fatal flaw: any user can vote a post up or down. This means it can be freeped!!

    I have banned Reddit from my home wifi and I suggest others with teenagers and young adults to do the same.

    But for those without impressionable young people, I suggest you register on Reddit and "vote down" offensive articles and post your own views to balance the site and help young people who are being brainwashed over there.

  • The Wave That Breaks The Liberal Bubble

    10/24/2012 6:33:58 AM PDT · 94 of 124
    grasshopper2 to wayoverontheright
    This articles explains how the new media (talk radio, breitbart, viral youtube videos,) is knowking down the stockade protecting the liberal elite. That stockade is the old media (the major daily newspapers, three major networks and CNN) which controlled all news consumed by the public and thereby shaped opinion.

    The liberals no longer have this protection, but they think they do. Why? Because they live in a bubble. They go to a cocktail party and everyone there thinks exactly the way they do. They turn on CNN and see their views reflected back to them like they're looking in a mirror.

    They laugh at Fox News refusing to believe like the children they are, that Fox is the number one network, and that Fox and the rest are shaping public opinion now - not CNN- not ABC - not the New York Times or Ted Koppel.

    However, there are some self-aware liberals. And these savvy liberals are using the new media effectively to shape the opinions of our youth. They are doing this with the website Reddit, Comedy Central's Jon Stewart and others.

    Reddit modestly calls itself "the front page of the internet." It was founded in San Francisco (make your own assumptions) in 2005 by two 22 year olds and later acquired by Conde Nast. It is now a subsidiary of the parent company, Advance. Reddit is very popular with college and high school students. The content voted to the front page is often ultra liberal and depressingly immoral. For example a recent front page post was about something I cannot discuss on a family website.

    Reddit has a fatal flaw: any user can vote a post up or down. This means it can be freeped!!

    I have banned Reddit from my home wifi and I suggest others with teenagers and young adults to do the same.

    But for those without impressionable young people, I suggest you register on Reddit and "vote down" offensive articles and post your own views to balance the site and help young people who are being brainwashed over there.

  • Live Thread: GOP National Convention

    08/28/2012 8:00:30 PM PDT · 774 of 1,055
    grasshopper2 to defconw

    “We have never been victims of destiny , we have always been masters of our own!!!!!!!” Christ Christie

    AWESOME

  • Live Thread: GOP National Convention

    08/28/2012 7:57:17 PM PDT · 756 of 1,055
    grasshopper2 to Recovering Ex-hippie

    “real leaders don’t follow polls, real leaders change polls”

    “Our job tonight is to tell the truth”