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  • Fake Issues: Races, Sexes, and Classes

    01/06/2017 5:27:56 AM PST · by rhett october · 4 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 1-6-2016 | Rhett October
    It's been said in a proverb that even a mighty river can be easily crossed if you can split it enough times and then simply walk over each piece. The left has used this strategy against a 'mighty river' of Americans. They have also employed another political strategy and that is to create a common enemy. Using this allows them to first divide Americans up so that they are weak when the left wants to walk over them, but then strong when the left reunites some of those divisions to use against another division. In order to divide people, the...
  • Jeraldo Rivera laments private jet he chartered cannot rescue his daughter

    11/14/2015 6:50:09 AM PST · by doghorse · 144 replies
    Anybody else see a visibly upset Jeraldo lamenting that he chartered a jet to retrieve his daughter from France but the airports were closed. How crass. Hundreds of thousands trapped in France just like his "studying abroad" (Paris partying) daughter. What a true liberal. Don't ever trust them. When it comes right down to it, they are only concerned about themselves.
  • A Maserati, a Ferrari, - the VERY one per cent turn out to raise funds for Hillary Clinton's [tr ed]

    08/25/2015 6:23:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 24, 2015 | Laura Collins
    She has announced her intention to ‘shuffle the pack’ to help the beleaguered middle classes but when it comes to Hillary Clinton’s own fundraising efforts the deck seems pretty firmly stacked in favor of the rich and powerful. These exclusive pictures taken by Daily Mail Online show guests arriving at the Water Mill, Long Island home of Selma and Artie Rabin who hosted a fundraiser for Mrs Clinton on Saturday evening. Rabin is an apparel company magnate and the co-owner of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team. Mrs Clinton arrived first with her entourage in a blacked out SUV that turned...
  • The Duck Commander, His Duct Taped Bible, And CPAC 2015

    03/02/2015 9:52:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2015 | John Nantz
    Striding to the podium with a mysterious, camouflage utility bag slung over his shoulder, Phil Robertson, the Duck Commander, took possession of the Potomac Ballroom stage on Friday and those within earshot of his reverberating voice. Mr. Robertson, without the expected trappings of political convention, exudes gravitas. His manner of speaking is unaffected and confident, embellished only with the ornament of truth. He’s a fitting recipient of Andrew Breitbart’s Defender of the First Amendment Award. From his well used bag, Mr. Robertson pulled a heavy tome, worn with so much use that its’ integrity is only preserved by the generous...
  • Greenfield: Fat Class Warfare

    12/08/2014 5:46:49 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, December 07, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, December 07, 2014 Fat Class Warfare Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog There was a time when fat was in and thin was out. Obesity was the privilege of wealth and being thin meant being poor. In simpler societies, before slumming became a romantic pose, there was nothing attractive about not having enough to eat. To be fat was to be part of the leisure class. Thin meant you were on the road to the poorhouse or to consumption, which meant your body was being consumed, not that you were the one doing the consuming. Then...
  • Meet the house that inequality built: 432 Park Avenue

    11/28/2014 9:48:06 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    Fortune ^ | November 24, 2014 | Joshua Brown
    Along a stretch of New York City’s Park Avenue, between 56th and 57th Street, soars a tower so jaw-droppingly altitudinous that King Kong himself would likely think twice before scaling it.
  • Georgetown University student mugged at gunpoint says he is unable to criticize attackers 'from my p

    11/26/2014 1:03:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 26, 2014 | Zoe Szathmary
    <p>A student at Georgetown University wrote in an op-ed piece that he was 'Not at all' shocked that a recent mugging he suffered at gunpoint took place.</p> <p>Senior Oliver Friedfeld said in his piece,'I Was Mugged, And I Understand Why,'that he questioned his own ability to criticize his attackers,citing his 'perch of privilege.'</p>
  • WOAH! Michelle Obama Takes Swipe at “RICH KIDS” During Speech at Black School in Atlanta (Video)

    09/09/2014 8:36:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/9/14 | Jim Hoft
    First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at Booker T. Washington High School, a predominantly black school, in Atlanta on Monday. During her speech a student fainted. Obama paused her speech to make sure the child was attended to, then she took a weird swipe at “rich kids.” White House Dossier posted the transcript: MRS. OBAMA: But here’s the thing –- even if you’re working hard and doing everything right, there will still be times when things don’t go according to plan. That ever happen to you all? STUDENTS: Yes…. (student faints) MRS. OBAMA: Are you all still fired up and ready...
  • So Much Food, It Fills a Hall (What New York City's one percenters are eating)

    08/28/2014 3:21:05 PM PDT · by dennisw · 6 replies
    nytimes ^ | MAY 13, 2014 | By FLORENCE FABRICANT
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/14/dining/so-much-food-it-fits-a-hall.htmlHere is the link. Go to the source for more. I thought it was interesting to see what they like titillating their jaded palates with.
  • “I will fight to end crony capitalist programs that benefit the rich and powerful.” – David Brat

    06/16/2014 1:48:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    The progressive Nation, offers up an interesting analysis of the Cantor defeat on Tuesday. They rightly recognize that Dave Brat is a different type of small government candidate and that he may be part of a group coming up in politics right now which is legitimately anti-crony capitalist. We’ll see how Brat does, but at this moment the American political calculus has changed fundamentally for the better. (From The Nation) In his new book, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State (Nation Books), Ralph Nader argues that there are many issues on which an anti-corporate left and...
  • Phil Robertson Honored at Alma Mater; Faculty Walk Out

    05/28/2014 6:16:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 107 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/27/2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Three faculty members walked out of the Louisiana Tech University commencement ceremony Saturday to show their disdain for alumnus Phil Robertson. Students in the Louisiana Tech's LGBTQ organization, Prism, sparked the idea via social media.
  • 7 Dead in "Mass Murder" Drive-By Shootings Near UC Santa Barbara

    05/24/2014 9:29:58 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 108 replies
    NBCLOSANGELES.COM ^ | Saturday, May 24, 2014 Updated 8:50 PDT | Christina Cocca and Samia Khan
    A gunman in a black BMW opened fire on crowds of people Friday night in a Southern California seaside town near UC Santa Barbara, killing six people and injuring seven others in what investigators described as a "mass murder" rampage. The gunman was later involved in at least one shootout with sheriff's deputies and died of a gunshot wound to the head, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said at a Saturday morning news conference. He could not confirm whether the gunshot was self-inflicted. Seven victims were hospitalized and at least one of them had undergone surgery for life-threatening injuries,...
  • Coffee Industry Hit by Fungus, Coffee Prices Rising

    05/19/2014 6:37:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    techsonia.com ^ | 5/18/14
    A fungus called coffee rusts is currently causing damages of more than $1 billion across Latin American region coffee farms, and it is affecting the prices of coffee in the United States. ...But Raj Shah, head of the USAID, said their main concern is not only on the rising price of coffee but more on the economic security of small farms abroad. He said that if farmers lose their jobs, it escalates poverty and hunger and poverty region and this will add to the problem of violence and drug trafficking.
  • (Florida) Doctor With Big Medicare Billings Is No Stranger to Scrutiny (NJ Sen Menendez' donor/pal)

    04/09/2014 5:48:45 AM PDT · by Liz · 20 replies
    The South Fla doctor who billed Medicare for $21 million in 2012 alone, is a generous political donor to NJ Sen Robert Menendez, now under investigation by federal public corruption prosecutors. The millionaire surgeon, lives luxuriously in North Palm Beach, Fla, and travels by private jet, to his luxe villa in the Dominican Republic. Menendez took free rides on the doctor’s private jet and stayed at his luxury resort villa in the Dominican Republic. The senator was forced to pay back the cost of the travel under scrutiny. Melgen donated over $700,000 to Menendez's PAC......Menendez made calls on the Melgen’s...
  • GAP BETWEEN SUPER RICH 0.1% AND POOR GROWS

    04/01/2014 6:26:00 AM PDT · by shove_it · 37 replies
    Breitbart/Drudge ^ | 1 Apr 2014 | Tony Lee
    The rich keep getting richer -- and the gap between the super rich and poor has widened even more under President Barack Obama. According to a report from Sadoff Investment Research, the "average household in the top 1% pulled in earnings of $1,264,065 in 2012," which is "41 times greater than the $30,997 average income of Americans." But the top .1% did considerably better than the top 1%, posting "average earnings of $6,373,782, or 206 times the average families' income."
  • Liberals Outraged by Cadillac Ad

    03/06/2014 6:32:27 PM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 3-6-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Have you seen, ladies and gentlemen, the new Cadillac commercial for their new electric car? (interruption) You haven't? It features the actor Neal McDonough. Do you watch Justified? (interruption) Well, Neal McDonough was in Justified two years ago. He's got this baby-shaped head, blue eyes, short, blond hair. He can play the nicest next-door neighbor or the evilest villain you've ever found. He is the actor in this commercial. The left hates this commercial. There are caustic posts on leftist websites, and even mainstream news sites, Huffing and Puffington Post. They're outraged over the Cadillac ad! If you've seen...
  • Agitate to collectivize the NFL!

    03/01/2014 8:12:58 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 22 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 2-27-14 | Kommissar Brainiac
    Now that the big game is over it is time to rethink professional football. Many young progs are running around claiming “team ownership”, touting that it is “their” team is the best. The ugly truth is that the teams are owned by some bourgeois one percenter and they owe you, the fans, nothing. They are exploiting you and getting rich as a result. Football is a business and you have been tricked into buying branded items to advertise for them with no compensation! Stop being exploited! The last big game also showed disparity in awarding points. Denver worked so hard...
  • Waiting For Huey

    02/22/2014 8:35:23 AM PST · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 19 February 2014 | Rod Dreher
    I was thinking just now about Huey P. Long, and how the hard times of the 1920s, and the so-called “Bourbons” — the elites that ruled Louisiana back then — produced Long’s governorship. Mind you, Long was an extremely savvy politician and peerless orator. He played the peckerwood on the stump, but he was so intelligent that he finished Tulane Law School in a single year and passed the state bar. He never went to college as an undergraduate; despite winning a debate scholarship to LSU, he couldn’t attend because he couldn’t afford the textbooks. Anyway, Long had a matchless...
  • Yes, the Wealthy Can Be Deserving

    02/18/2014 7:23:54 PM PST · by grundle · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 15, 2014 | N. GREGORY MANKIW
    In 2012, the actor Robert Downey Jr., played the role of Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, in “The Avengers.” For his work in that single film, Mr. Downey was paid an astounding $50 million. Does that fact make you mad? Does his compensation strike you as a great injustice? Does it make you want to take to the streets in protest? Certainly, $50 million is a lot of money. The typical American would have to work for about 1,000 years in order to earn that much. That sum puts Mr. Downey in the top ranks of American earners. Anything more...
  • The Wealthy are more worried about being seen as wealthy

    02/13/2014 2:02:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02/13/2014 | By: Robert Frank
    Is success being vilified in America? The successful seem to think so. A new poll from American Express Publishing and Harrison Group finds that 1 percenters no longer like to be seen as such. One-third of members of the group said they "like it when others recognize me as wealthy." Though that number (taken in the fourth quarter of 2013) may sound high, it's down from 40 percent a year earlier. And it's far below the 53 percent who agreed with the statement in 2010.