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Posts by Ohioan

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  • Gallup: At least 20% of Americans are gay, as estimated by … more than half of Americans

    05/23/2015 11:03:53 AM PDT · 60 of 62
    Ohioan to Republican Wildcat
    The “enlightened” are actually ignorant of reality.

    Those the Academic/Media complex consider "enlightened," are actually at war with reality.

    The "in your face" flaunting of asexual behavior has certainly multiplied the public's perception of the problem, to be sure. But that war with reality attitude, is responsible for most of our problems, not just those that relate to functional sexuality.

  • PFAW Criticizes Ted Cruz for Speaking with Far-Right Gun Owners of America

    05/21/2015 1:01:01 PM PDT · 29 of 32
    Ohioan to semaj
    These guys are pros at forked tongue bullying.

    They are the ideological little brother of the ADL & SPLC on the most dishonorable Leftist fringe in America. I say dishonorable, because they never debate the issues with articulate Conservatives like Larry Pratt & Ted Cruz, but rely solely on smear tactics.

    While each of the three hate organizations pretend to be fighting Nazis--and pretending that the Leftwing German Socialists were somehow on the Right--among other totalitarian concepts; their methodology, and choice of targets, actually demonstrate that they are the clossest thing to the Nazis in tactical onslaughts against freedom of conscience, that we have seen in the West since Goebbels committed suicide. To their perspective, the principles so well enunciated by Thomas Jefferson, were antagonistic to the "American Way."

  • PFAW Criticizes Ted Cruz for Speaking with Far-Right Gun Owners of America

    05/21/2015 12:45:30 PM PDT · 28 of 32
    Ohioan to 2ndDivisionVet
    The comments on Larry Pratt are out and out smears, based on lies & fabrications. The man is a true patriot with very strong libertarian values.

    For more on the PFAW see How To Recognize The Bigot In The Argument.

    William Flax

  • Majority Of Dems OK With Criminalization Of Hate Speech

    05/21/2015 12:10:21 PM PDT · 47 of 47
    Ohioan to olezip
    But their version of Utopia is a cloudborne index of their own compulsive need to deny reality.

    We deal not with compassion, but with very destructive Compulsion.

    The reality is that no element in society will benefit in the long run from what the Left promotes--although a very despicable group of scoundrels & demagogues may benefit in the short-run at the expense of all that is decent in the American heritage & the West in a broader sense.

  • Majority Of Dems OK With Criminalization Of Hate Speech

    05/21/2015 8:54:12 AM PDT · 39 of 47
    Ohioan to denydenydeny
    The Leftists in Washington largely turned the lights out on the First Amendment, in Washington, a half-century ago.

    The First Amendment does not just guarantee free speech & freedom of the press--the latter obviated by contemporary practices in the mass media;--but it also contains guarantees of the freedom to exercise religion & to peacefully assemble. The provisions of the Civil Rights laws that prevent people from giving any preference to those whom they believe accept religious principles that make them more trustworthy as employees, tenants, etc., are a prime example of how the Left has gotten away with curbing basic freedoms.

    Just as one inquires who is to define what is hate speech; one used to inquire, who is to define what is fairness in interpersonal dealings? A recent example of how the Left plays the game, was displayed in Indiana, where the State Government was intimidated, rather than allow free Hoosiers to decide not to do business with those flaunting the sanctity of marriage.

  • Majority Of Dems OK With Criminalization Of Hate Speech

    05/21/2015 8:43:36 AM PDT · 35 of 47
    Ohioan to olezip
    Are we headed to chaos? Are we "there" yet?

    We are headed for chaos, because those seeking to impose a Nazi type regime on America are totally clueless as to how human societies actually function--that is with respect to the ongoing dynamic interaction that leads to predictable results. But in the meanwhile, we are living with a combination of the confusion in the streets, that predated the Nazi takeover in Germany, with a large dose of the even more extreme Bolshevik theory being spouted by the leaders of the new morphed Democratic Party.

    I focus more on the Nazi aspect of what is transpiring, because of some of the street action--largely misunderstood by the Leftwing apologists in the media. What happened in Baltimore, the other week, was very similar to the Crystal Night riots in Germany in 1938, where shops were not only looted and destroyed; but those who controlled Law enforcement actually protected the organized thugs. This is an interesting, but extremely dangerous, evolution of the street riot in America.

    I was particularly struck by it, because the Mayor who ordered the Police to effectively "stand-down," was a graduate of my Alma Mater! As confused as the "Liberals," there in my day; they would not have gone that far.

  • Patriots Won't Appeal Deflategate Decision

    05/19/2015 1:43:19 PM PDT · 15 of 44
    Ohioan to Red Badger
    Yes. Maybe someone on the Patriots side did mess with the inflation. But so too, things clearly against the rules happen in every game, and are not called. Keeping this going undermines the public perception of the game, and to what end?

    No one is suggesting that infractions not be called; but once a game is over, everybody ordinarily moves on.

  • Patriots Won't Appeal Deflategate Decision

    05/19/2015 1:37:00 PM PDT · 10 of 44
    Ohioan to Red Badger
    The whole issue is foolish. If they want to make checking on ball inflation an issue for penalties, it should be in the future. Nothing has been proven against Brady individually; and the whole matter is no more serious than what frequently happens in games that are actually close--as the Colt game was not--the officials miss serious rule infractions, and do not call penalties that could have changed the result--or call penalties that really were not deserved, etc..

    The case is a distraction from serious things that are happening, which threaten the American future. Someone needs to rise above this silliness.

  • The True Black Tragedy: Illegitimacy Rate of Nearly 75%

    05/19/2015 1:29:16 PM PDT · 11 of 25
    Ohioan to Olog-hai
    As usual, Walter Williams is right on target. (My recollection is that the fall of the Black illegitimacy rate to 14% was in 1930 data, that by 1940 it had headed back up to 20%; but the basic thrust of his article involves undeniable reality.

    Of course, the breakdown of the White family has also been progressing rapidly since the 1950s. Both breakdowns are the result of Leftist promotions of Egalitarian notions that people are interchangeable; that they are not individually responsible for the choices they make; that having to struggle to build a decent life is a grievance, not a necessity, etc..

    We are either going to wake up to the demoralization of America, or we are on the ash heap or history.

  • Invoking Reagan, Ted Cruz Discusses His Presidential Campaign... (1st Amend)

    05/19/2015 1:13:35 PM PDT · 21 of 31
    Ohioan to Sherman Logan
    There is much valid in what you say. The Leftist hold on the mass media, of course, is the biggest problem in a culture war.

    But the first step is not to make it a goal to pressure people not to make their own decisions--"discriminate" between alternatives, as free people have always done. While, personally, I would certainly not be happy, were I denied employment or a beneficial contract, because I did not agree with someone else's theology; like Voltaire on free speech, I would defend to my last breath the right of anyone to discriminate against me, based on such difference in fundamental values.

    Not suggesting that I am the model; only making a point as to my Conservative priorities. The right to discriminate is fundamental; and allowing those with agendas to change our society, to continually chip or shovel it away, is something that I have been fighting since High School.

  • Invoking Reagan, Ted Cruz Discusses His Presidential Campaign... (1st Amend)

    05/19/2015 12:48:17 PM PDT · 18 of 31
    Ohioan to Sherman Logan
    The idea that Conservatives have to lick their wounds, but accept previous defeats as irreversible, is a logical fallacy. There is freedom of speech, freedom of religion & freedom to associate--all basic, all challenged by the Left.

    I understand that there is a strong argument for an exception in the instance of a motel--that exception goes back to English common law, in an era, long ago, when refusal at the country inn might be an serious problem for a traveler; but beyond that exception, the so-called "Civil Rights" restrictions on freedom of choice are indefensible, if one wants to maintain the liberty envisioned by the framers of our original institutions. (For a more detailed exposition, see "Civil Rights" vs. A Free Society.)

  • Liberal Academic Says America’s Founding Document Outmoded

    05/19/2015 12:30:30 PM PDT · 77 of 78
    Ohioan to Academiadotorg
    “In the United States,” Sachs writes, “we learn that the route to happiness lies in the rights of the individual. By throwing off the yoke of King George III, by unleashing the individual pursuit of happiness, early Americans believed they would achieve that happiness. Most important, they believed that they would find happiness as individuals, each endowed by the creator with individual rights.”

    Pseudo-intellectual drivel! Nothing is more obvious than what Jefferson was writing about was a natural right to "pursue" happiness. The idea of a "right" or even expectation to achieve individual goals, goes to cloud-borne fancy. The framers and their supporters relied on experience as the basis for their political & social reasoning--not the wish lists that drive Leftist ideologues.

  • What Happened After Appomattox

    05/19/2015 12:10:50 PM PDT · 155 of 161
    Ohioan to DiogenesLamp
    You might want to take a look at the Novel (actually a never completed novel) that a prominent Virginia Judge and writer published after the Van Buren election in 1836, which while set in 1849 (as I remember) gives a very good picture of ante-Bellum Virginia thinking: (The Partisan Leader.)

    While prophesying the War over a decade early, it may suggest some good arguments for you. It certainly attests to some of the things that the Virginia gentry considered significant in the growing apart that was taking place in the pre-conflict era.

  • Louisiana's religious freedom bill essentially defeated in committee

    05/19/2015 11:52:29 AM PDT · 16 of 27
    Ohioan to The Ghost of FReepers Past
    Yes! I have been fighting it for over sixty years and, frankly, cannot understand why more people who love their heritage, fail to realize what they are really up against. Understanding that pathology, is to understand the Achilles' Heel, of irrational reform movements that have been made to sound idealistic.

    There is nothing idealistic about them--and certainly not about the absolutely predictable results.

  • Louisiana's religious freedom bill essentially defeated in committee

    05/19/2015 11:39:23 AM PDT · 14 of 27
    Ohioan to The Ghost of FReepers Past
    It won’t end here. We will get first hand experience at what it felt like to be a Jew in Europe back in the early 1930’s. Let’s hope we don’t get to experience the late 30s to 40s. But I don’t know. The left has blood in their eyes.

    Take off your rose colored glasses! How did the looting & burning in Ferguson & Baltimore differ in horror from Crystal Night in 1938 Germany? (And in Baltimore, at least, how did the Mayor's suppression of a Police response, differ essentially from the Government's implied consent to what happened in German cities in the late 1930s?

    The Left has always known how to really hate! The reason, also, is obvious. The whole motivation of the Left has always been hatred of the traditional workings of normal societies. It may be portrayed as "enlightened" on college campuses, and in the mass media, largely run by those who were too dumb or too craven to ever challenge the idiocy that was being preached in many class rooms; but the nature of the beast was always obvious, from pre-Jacobin France on--Hell, from Genesis on. The Left is motivated by a pathological hatred of reality.

  • Jeb Bush-Owned Education Company Paid Hillary $225K for Speech

    05/19/2015 9:34:57 AM PDT · 4 of 7
    Ohioan to jimbo123
    Wouldn't pay the woman $225 for any speech that she was able to deliver--even if she switched sides! This argues strongly against the business sense of those running the "Education Company," involved. They are certainly not qualified to have a say in fiscal policy.
  • Is desegregation dead?

    05/19/2015 9:29:00 AM PDT · 8 of 23
    Ohioan to SamuraiScot; Cincinatus' Wife; wardaddy
    The aura of complete fantasy, which has largely governed educational policy debates with respect to race & ethnicity, since the middle of the last century, continues. The real losers are not affluent whites & far east Asians, as many of the more naive imagine, but those whom “desegregation”—basically a made up word to describe a largely under-analyzed goal—was intended to help.

    I am not suggesting that all education has not suffered; to be sure it has. But consider the terrible effect on certain families. (Keeping Minorities Dependent.)

  • Court rehabilitates WW2-era Chetnik leader Draza Mihailovic

    05/15/2015 12:10:34 PM PDT · 24 of 26
    Ohioan to Ohioan
    Not well put,

    It was Hitler's forces who were rushing to save Mussolini from humiliation--obviously not King Peter's who resisted bravely against the Nazi demand that they be allowed through Yugoslavia.

  • Court rehabilitates WW2-era Chetnik leader Draza Mihailovic

    05/15/2015 11:48:31 AM PDT · 23 of 26
    Ohioan to wardaddy
    The State Department Leftists, also did a PR hatchet job on the Chinese Nationalist, which was not reversed until the Korean War, when Truman ordered the Navy to protect the Nationalists on Taiwan.

    To briefly comment on the main theme of the thread, Mihailovic was the true Serbian loyalist. It is about time that they honored his memory.

    It is largely lost on the current scene, but he commanded the guerrilla forces loyal to King Peter, the teen aged Monarch, who courageously fought against the German invasion--rushing to rescue Mussolini from humiliation, after the Italians attacked Greece, and were effectively counter-attacked.

  • Court rehabilitates WW2-era Chetnik leader Draza Mihailovic

    05/15/2015 11:38:05 AM PDT · 22 of 26
    Ohioan to wardaddy
    The State Department, basically, left the Chinese Nationalists "out to dry"; we did not finance the Communists, but did not effectively act to counter the aid that Stalin gave Mao, after Stalin seized Manchuria--then plundered some of the heavy industry there before turning over what he did not plunder to Mao.

    Remember that we only started in stages to try to counter Stalin's seizure of nations, after a number of alarming developments. Meanwhile, Paton had been removed--and possibly assassinated for being anti-Communist; and Stalin had seized several Eastern European nations. (We did not really react until after Czechoslovakia fell.)

  • Phyllis Schlafly: 'It is do-or-die for America'

    05/07/2015 11:34:50 AM PDT · 9 of 17
    Ohioan to circlecity

    You are right on the mark. As a former Goldwater supporter, who began working for the 1964 campaign, immediately after the Kennedy election in 1960, I can testify to Phyllis Schlafly’s status as the most prominent Conservative woman in America in that time frame.

  • Tom Brady's agent issues response to Ted Wells Report

    05/07/2015 11:24:04 AM PDT · 62 of 85
    Ohioan to Leto
    Thanks for the summary. Since I was already convinced that the Wells Report was a cheap shot, I will merely add my own "disclaimer."

    As a Bengal's season ticket holder, I was not happy with the way Brady humiliated the Bengals, last year. But he is a class act, and I chimed in, because I do not like "cheap shots." If you cannot accept a well earned licking from a highly skilled opponent, you have no business pretending to be a sports fan.

    Cheers!

  • Tom Brady's agent issues response to Ted Wells Report

    05/07/2015 10:30:56 AM PDT · 55 of 85
    Ohioan to Moonman62
    conclusion that it was "more probable than not" that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities" regarding the deflation of Patriots game balls.

    As a lifelong debater, advocate, etc.., I recognize the art of the cheap shot--and the above is most certainly a cheap shot. The writer is basically displaying a passionate desire to smear someone, so he compounds two meaningless suggestions, which in no way strengthen each other, but appear to strengthen each other, to the inexperienced advocate.

    "More probable than not," remains too vague to nail anything. "At least generally aware of ... inappropriate activities," does not strengthen the previous suggestion, it further weakens it; much as a 40% (.4) chance of something multiplied by a 51% (.51) chance of something, reduces the chance to (.4X.51) an only a shade over a 1 in 5 chance that Brady was culpable.

    I agree, whole-heartedly, that this whole hunt for dirt, serves no worthwhile purpose in relation to the sport.

  • A "Gift" That Keeps On Taking

    05/07/2015 9:40:09 AM PDT · 11 of 11
    Ohioan to Ohioan

    bump

  • Report: Only 16% of Baltimore Teens Raised With Married Parents

    05/07/2015 8:43:27 AM PDT · 26 of 40
    Ohioan to Dilbert San Diego
    The failure of Republicans to rally around Dan Quayle, when he spoke out against the entertainment media for glamorizing the idea of having children out of wedlock, was one of the most telling examples of the moral disintegration of American leadership.

    The media did a hatchet job on Quayle over a number of years; and what is saddest about it, is that had Conservatives taken up that smear job as an issue in and of itself, they could have made considerable progress in waking people up. It is one of the clearest examples from the period of how few really understand tactics.

    Of course, the Welfare State has done an immense job of promoting disintegration of the social infrastructure. See How The Welfare State Works.

  • Report: Only 16% of Baltimore Teens Raised With Married Parents

    05/07/2015 8:08:16 AM PDT · 20 of 40
    Ohioan to Amagi
    A triumph of liberalism.

    Well not really "liberalism," but what the compulsive neurotics, who embrace the values of Egalitarian/Collectivists (Communists & their 'want to be' allies) have wrought in the name of "liberalism."

    One has to be careful on this subject, not to confuse cause & effect, as both the breakup of the family and the associated poverty, etc., are reinforcing but kindred effects of the same Egalitarian collectivist pursuits; but it is a fact that most of the social malaise of societies in what were once first world nations, flows from the same idiocy--the war on nature & reality, in which the Left persists.

    It is truly A "Gift" That Keeps On Taking; and our whole civilization is going to go down in flames unless we find a way to wake people up to how truly counter-productive are most of the reforms that have been forced upon us by those compulsion driven neurotics & the demagogues who know how to pull their strings.

  • Freedom Of Speech, But

    05/07/2015 7:53:25 AM PDT · 20 of 20
    Ohioan to Excellence
    Who is allowed to define “tasteless”?

    For the past 2,000 years it has been a virtual cliche' that almost anyone can do so, without challenge. I will not type out the Latin expression, because my Latin--never great--has become very rusty over the decades.

  • A "Gift" That Keeps On Taking

    05/06/2015 1:17:23 PM PDT · 10 of 11
    Ohioan to Ohioan

    Bump

  • Freedom Of Speech, But

    05/06/2015 12:42:36 PM PDT · 11 of 20
    Ohioan to elcid1970
    I simply do not understand--nor accept--the dispensation that protests against "self-silence on the subject of Islam"; but hibernates when major Corporate leaders, such as Tim Cook, get away with intimidating the Republican Party in Indiana, into back-tracking on legislation intended to protect religious freedom in Indiana.

    I also want to make it clear, that while I oppose large scale immigration from non-Western nations; I agree with the Pope that denigrating other people's Faiths should be deplored. That does not mean people cannot express their theological differences in vigorous discussions; but tasteless insults are deplorable.

  • A "Gift" That Keeps On Taking

    05/06/2015 12:27:30 PM PDT · 9 of 11
    Ohioan to Ohioan

    Bump

  • Freedom Of Speech, But

    05/06/2015 12:22:51 PM PDT · 5 of 20
    Ohioan to PoliticallyShort
    I certainly agree that no religion should be above free criticism. But it is ironic that we are having this debate over Islamic issues, when for the past 50 years, there has been a major effort to stifle debate on all other questions of racial, ethnic, class or religious differences.

    (Indeed, even while people encourage tasteless attacks on Islamic targets, it has become almost taboo for people who look to the Bible for spiritual truth & inspiration, to even express a Biblically based opinion on the subject of marriage, or the rights of religious Americans to decide not to associate with those who mock their religious beliefs. There are a whole host of organizations that make it a point to stifle free inquiry into problems arising from all sorts of causes, where race, ethnicity, class or religion is involved.)

    Personally, I agree with Thomas Jefferson, that all tyranny over the mind of man should be resisted.

  • Catholicism Undervalues Women

    05/06/2015 9:05:42 AM PDT · 19 of 26
    Ohioan to C19fan
    Let me as a non-Catholic, but a rational American comment on the abject stupidity of the Times' writer.

    Modern American Leftists of all varieties undervalue women. The value of a woman, in general, starts with her functionality in terms of the natural order of things. The value of the individual woman may be defined in various ways, some quite subtle; but the primary should still be in relation to the natural female functionality--how good a mother; how good a nurturer of the young; how ideal a mate & home maker. Anyone who understands sexuality--the division of species into male and female, must appreciate how truly the sexes complement each other; how truly the species can only be complete in that complementary functionality.

    Anyone who puts the more out-in-the world, material traits ahead of those which go to the physical, social & psychological health of the individuals in the next generation, has very, very skewed values.

    Frank Bruni is apparently an intellectual joke. I would love to debate the "dysron" on television. No, he would not stand up well, and I would have to baby him a bit, rather than appear a bully; but in his very intellectual ineptitude, he would be a useful foil to wake up a few of those brainwashed onto the same bent. At the end his disrespect for femininity would be obvious.

  • A "Gift" That Keeps On Taking

    05/06/2015 8:46:36 AM PDT · 8 of 11
    Ohioan to Ohioan
    Here is another sample of the article:

    But it is not just the over-all material well being of a community that is burdened by the gift that keeps on taking. Consider the damage to the spirit of a community, once the less successful in that community are taught to resent the more successful--to demand some form of redistribution;--or, indeed, once high achievement, in itself, ceases to be honored; once what actually works to a common betterment is no longer emulated, only analyzed in order to disparage all that flows from human inequality & the division of labor!

  • Parents reading to kids blasted as 'unfair'

    05/05/2015 2:27:03 PM PDT · 61 of 72
    Ohioan to Secret Agent Man
    "Life isn’t fair."

    But parents have an absolute moral duty to pass on their cultural achievements to their children!

  • A "Gift" That Keeps On Taking

    05/05/2015 2:22:14 PM PDT · 7 of 11
    Ohioan to TontoKowalski

    No problem. I share your outrage at the idiocy that would destroy our Western Heritage—for that is surely at stake. Responsible parents read to their children both for mutual enjoyment of our cultural heritage, but also to give those children every advantage that they possibly can. The latter is what responsible parents have always done.

  • Parents reading to kids blasted as 'unfair'

    05/05/2015 2:19:20 PM PDT · 51 of 72
    Ohioan to outofsalt
    A few of them (i.e. the faux "Liberals") may be all about power--but those are the demagogues and scoundrels. Most of them are compulsion driven neurotics, pursuing airborne wish lists. They get away with their idiocy, by shouting down anyone who tries to reason with them. (But see Compassion Or Compulsion.)
  • A "Gift" That Keeps On Taking

    05/05/2015 2:13:51 PM PDT · 5 of 11
    Ohioan to Ohioan; TontoKowalski

    Couldn’t link this in the other thread. Maybe this will work.

    The insanity of Egalitarianism is behind almost every Leftist movement, since the French “Reign Of Terror.”

  • Parents reading to kids blasted as 'unfair'

    05/05/2015 2:09:03 PM PDT · 42 of 72
    Ohioan to TontoKowalski
    I basically deal with your concerns in a thread on "The 'Gift' That Keeps On Taking."

    Not sure if this link will work:

  • Parents reading to kids blasted as 'unfair'

    05/05/2015 1:51:06 PM PDT · 27 of 72
    Ohioan to blueyon

    Normal human social achievement has always been a multi-generational project. That is the way people progress. The war on reality, for that is what Egalitarianism is, is the greatest impediment, not only for social progress among the most productive; but perhaps an even greater impediment to those to whom life is a greater struggle. Nothing is more stultifying than abandoning the struggle for a sense of entitlement—for a sense that the world owes one a living.

  • A "Gift" That Keeps On Taking

    05/05/2015 1:44:35 PM PDT · 4 of 11
    Ohioan to Ohioan
    Here is a quotation more directly to the point:

    While the Egalitarian mantra, endlessly suggesting an entitlement to equality of condition, obviously tends to corrupt the poor; that same endless iteration takes much of the emotional bloom from high achievement. It has even worked to embarrass some high achievers into going to great lengths to atone for their good fortune, by financing political campaigns of those who aggressively embrace an Egalitarian agenda. Indeed, it has become difficult in some years, for political candidates, who endorse the economic & social freedom that allowed others to amass great wealth, to raise adequate funds to compete against Egalitarian candidates who support redistribution of wealth schemes that would confiscate much of the fruits of the labor of those who actually contributed the most to the over-all well being of their communities.

  • Protest Brutality in Bosom of Social Justice

    05/05/2015 1:22:40 PM PDT · 6 of 8
    Ohioan to Kaslin
  • A "Gift" That Keeps On Taking

    05/05/2015 1:15:20 PM PDT · 3 of 11
    Ohioan to Steely Tom

    It might be; but the usual use of the term is illustrated by the “teach a man to fish” example, that I cite. Anyhow, the subject, of course, is the destructive “gifts” of the Left in undermining the incentives to self-improvement & personal responsibility.

  • A "Gift" That Keeps On Taking

    05/05/2015 1:05:16 PM PDT · 1 of 11
    Ohioan
    Here we reject a false "altruism," which posits Humanist folly and the pretense of egalitarian collectivists that Man is merely a creature of his social environment. We deny, not only the truth, but the fantasy that claims a mantle of idealism for such pretensions. No one ever sat in a class-room with his or her equal on either side--unless an identical twin or triplet;--and we recognize that the most significant trait of Mankind is not an abstract glorification of things that are not true, but vast & useful variations in the complex of qualities, aptitudes, motivations & aspirations, of actual people, who have benefited unique communities, down through the ages.
  • Baltimore Violence is Obama’s Failed Legacy on Race

    05/04/2015 2:01:47 PM PDT · 19 of 27
    Ohioan to jazusamo
    The writer is naive in the extreme. What you see in Baltimore is Obama's true legacy: That of the Community Organizer, who spent his early adult life, organizing hatred of American institutions; who sat for 20 years in a Church, where the Minister "damned America." Obama had already outdone Al Sharpton, in extremist activism, before he ever ran for the Senate.

    See Community Organizer.

  • Soviet-Nazi Collaboration and World War II

    05/04/2015 10:39:19 AM PDT · 14 of 37
    Ohioan to Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
    Yes and that was a brilliant move on the part of Stalin. The Germans were thus tasked with all of the heavy lifting of destroying the Polish armed forces. By the time Stalin moved his divisions into eastern Poland, the country was already in shambles.

    Yes, the exact same pattern that Stalin elected in seizing Manchuria from Japan a few days before the Japanese surrender, to later turn over to the Chinese Communists, after first looting heavy industry.

  • Rick Santorum on Bruce Jenner: “If he says he’s a woman, then he’s a woman”

    05/04/2015 10:23:33 AM PDT · 28 of 65
    Ohioan to Dilbert San Diego
    How about just saying no comment???

    Exactly. Note my reponse #27.

    The need of some of these superficial politicians to respond to whatever the lowest common denominator seekers in the mass media want to focus on, clearly illustrates how far we have fallen in our public focus, from the far clearer thinking for which Americans once were famous.

  • Rick Santorum on Bruce Jenner: “If he says he’s a woman, then he’s a woman”

    05/04/2015 10:17:05 AM PDT · 27 of 65
    Ohioan to SeekAndFind
    As an enthusiastic non-admirer, never supporter of either Senator Santorum or Senator Graham--I will vote for a Third Party candidate, rather than ever vote for either of same;--I will merely point out that both good taste & common sense would have responded to the query here without comment.

    The need to comment on contemporary scandals, involving private behavior, in a public forum displays a lack of perspective on what should be a proper subject for public discussion, and what should not. The importance of sex roles & sexuality; of the family structure & the mating quest; of the sanctity of certain relationships, etc., are legitimate subject for public discussion. The private peculiarities of celebrities are subjects only for those seeking to indulge in the lower forms of gossip.

    The two political unworthies, here, in seeking to demonstrate their tolerance in a matter of this sort, are really only demonstrating their lack of good taste; their lack of a sense of proportion.

  • Baltimore Riots Explode Leftist Race Myths

    04/28/2015 11:50:03 AM PDT · 25 of 30
    Ohioan to AEMILIUS PAULUS
    The truly spooky part is the total lack of effective resistance. Police retreating and whites cowering and sobbing in their basements.

    Whether one sees this as "spooky" or the predictable result of a multi-generational attack on traditional culture & moral values--including respect for other people's property--depends on how closely one had followed the lunacy peddled in Academia & the print media, or gobbled in the broadcast media, over the past sixty years.

    Or look at the clear breakdown of the family in urban America, as a parallel symptom of that ongoing attack on values that are necessary for any form of social cohesion.

  • Professor: Riots in Baltimore a Result of "White Privilege"

    04/28/2015 11:19:35 AM PDT · 61 of 103
    Ohioan to rightistight
    ...“Don’t get me wrong,” Pogue pleads, “I am not making excuses for people who commit crimes… But instead of directing all of our anger to these desperate people who feel that they have no other choice, why don’t we direct our anger toward a system that has made them this desperate? Why don’t we direct our energy to bringing about change? Why don’t we end the system of privilege that advantages white people over black people every day?”

    What this confused academic is attacking is the multi-generational pursuits of families, whose methodology (not "system of privilege") should be emulated, not changed.

    This is a prime example of what I am about to post on the Web as an exposition of A "Gift" That Keeps On Taking. The link is to a second to final draft, but should make a point. The lady is right about one thing; some of the "protestor"/looter/arsonists, probably do have a grievance, even if they do not know it. Had it not been for the idiotic propaganda of the Academic Left over the past two generations, blaming conduct that should instead have been emulated, American urban communities would never have become so socially corrupt and self-destructive.

  • Baltimore Riots Explode Leftist Race Myths

    04/28/2015 11:04:36 AM PDT · 17 of 30
    Ohioan to DJ Taylor
    You are right as to a major factor in the deliberate undermining of the America, achieved by the dedicated patriots of 1776. (And note "Diversity" In Context.)

    But do not completely ignore the factor, whether one denominates them "useful idiots," for the extreme Left, or simply as "One Worlders," the major part in the push to undermine cohesive ethnicity, by those who seek to abolish the very concept of the Nation, in pursuit of a "New World Order" (almost a metaphor for a Return To Babel.)

    Whereas the hard core Marxists are stirred on by hatred of traditional values, God, individualism & property rights; they have been aided, wittingly or unwittingly, by those who seek a world that never has been, as an expression of humanist hubris.

    William Flax