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  • Pollak: Teenage Survivors Are Not Immune from Criticism When They Push Gun Control

    02/22/2018 5:21:44 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    The newest iteration of the gun control debate concerns whether teenage survivors of last week’s shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, should be immune from criticism when they argue for gun control. This is a relatively new question: other school shootings, like Sandy Hook in 2012, have involved children too young to have opinions. But the answer is no: once you enter the political arena, your views are fair game. Democrats have perfected the art of using sympathetic public figures to argue for positions most Americans reject, then accusing critics of mean-spiritedness when they disagree....
  • The President Is not the Enemy

    08/01/2017 5:47:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    The Establishment, a construct of Democrats and Republicans that rules in Washington no matter which party controls government, appears to be over its fainting spell following Donald Trump's election. It is now throwing everything at him from a daily -- make that hourly, even minute by minute -- onslaught of investigations to big media's equivalent of Molotov cocktails. Washington, D.C., recently made assisted suicide legal. The president isn't helping his cause by committing unassisted political suicide. Changing his chief of staff may help, but significant change must come from the president himself. Name-calling by the president and his critics...
  • 'LET US PREY' … ON MELANIA TRUMP

    02/21/2017 7:23:10 PM PST · by ellenbrewster · 20 replies
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 2/21/2017 | Ellen Makkai
    Melania Trump has too many negatives to win the affections of envy-prone Americans. She is rich, tall, intelligent, well traveled, elegant, professionally accomplished, slim, stylish and photogenic in—or out of-- designer togs. She is devoted to family, lives in spectacular homes and travels by private jet. Worst of all, she won the heart of the most powerful man on the planet. At a recent Trump rally in Florida, she had the gall to pray. She read the Lord’s Prayer, into a microphone, no less. Heaven help us. There is enough in that magnificent creature to make smaller minds in every...
  • Chinese professor sacked after criticizing Mao online

    01/09/2017 11:22:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jan 10, 2017 | 12:29am EST | Christian Shepherd
    A Chinese professor has been sacked after he criticized Chairman Mao Zedong on his 123rd birthday in an commentary he posted online that enraged leftists. Mao, who died on Dec. 9, 1976, is still officially venerated by the ruling Communist Party as the founder of modern China, and his face appears on every yuan banknote. But he is particularly respected by leftists who believe the country has become too capitalist and unequal over three decades of market-based reforms, and attitudes towards Mao and his legacy mirror differences between reformers and traditionalists. Deng Xiaochao, 62, an art professor at Shandong Jianzhu...
  • US envoy regrets timing of Israel criticism

    01/25/2016 7:48:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 1/15/16 | staff
    U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro told Army Radio on Monday that he regretted the timing of remarks he made last week that were critical of Israeli policies in Judea and Samaria. Shapiro made the controversial remarks at the Institute for National Security Studies conference in Tel Aviv last Monday. Earlier the same day, Israeli terror victim Dafna Meir had been laid to rest in Jerusalem after being stabbed to death by a Palestinian assailant in Otniel the previous day and another Israeli woman, Michal Froman, was wounded in a stabbing in Tekoa. In his speech, Shapiro said, "Too many...
  • US criticism of Israel reaches boiling point

    01/18/2016 9:01:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    inn ^ | 1/18/16 | Cynthia Blank
    US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro voiced a particularly sharp attack against Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria on Monday, accusing Israeli authorities of holding them to different standards of law. He expressed the unusually harsh criticism during a speech at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) conference in Tel Aviv. Shapiro condemned two brutal stabbing attacks on Sunday and Monday as "barbaric acts of terrorism," before launching into a critique of Israel's policies concerning the communities in Judea-Samaria. "We are concerned and perplexed by Israel's strategy on settlements," Shapiro stated. "This government and previous Israeli governments have repeatedly...
  • House Democrats Push Resolution to Condemn “Hate Speech” Against Muslims [John 5]

    12/30/2015 12:37:12 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    Washington Standard ^ | 12/30/2015 | Tim Brown
    Once again, Congressional representatives overstep their Constitutional bounds and advance a resolution that condemns free speech, something protected in the First Amendment, which is part of the very Constitution these anti-Americans swore an oath before God to uphold. Oh, I know, they claim it is “hate speech,” but it really is targeting those who tell the truth about the religion of pieces, Islam. House Resolution 569 was introduced by Rep. Donald Beyer (D-VA), along with 82 co-sponsors introduce the resolution to condemn “violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States.” The usual gang is involved in this,...
  • Labour MPs who criticize Jeremy Corbyn online to be 'silenced'

    11/23/2015 10:21:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:18PM GMT 23 Nov 2015 | Michael Wilkinson
    Labour's ruling body will silence MPs and party members who criticize Jeremy Corbyn on social media. The National Executive Committee has agreed to create a new code of conduct to tackle the "very harmful leaks to the media" and curb the "very damaging way in which social media is being used". It comes after Mr. Corbyn's first 10 weeks as Labour leader have been dogged by open criticism by his own MPs. ...
  • Donald Trump Releases Statement Pushing Back Against Apoplectic Politically Correct Criticism….

    07/06/2015 3:03:34 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 40 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7-6-2015 | sundance
    Since Donald Trump announced his candidacy, and pointed out the criminal behavior of illegal aliens such as MS13 gang members, he has been inside a firestorm of media-spun, PC-fueled hatred, directed specifically to tear him down. Today Trump responds with a rather long press release; and in what’s sure to create a stir, The Donald points out the infectious disease issue. Here’s the full statement:
  • CIA Director: Criticism of Iran Nuclear Deal 'Disingenuous'

    04/07/2015 10:17:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    inn ^ | 4/7/15 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    CIA director John Brennan gave a staunch defense of the framework nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday, calling some criticism of the accord "disingenuous" and claiming Tehran had made considerable concessions. In his first public remarks since the outline agreement was announced last week, the spy agency chief said the deal would impose a litany of restrictions on Iran's nuclear work, reports AFP. "I must tell you the individuals who say this deal provides a pathway for Iran to a bomb are being wholly disingenuous, in my view, if they know the facts, understand what's required for a (nuclear) program,"...
  • Critical Sharks Part IV: Fear of Apple

    03/26/2015 7:55:34 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 3 replies
    Critical Sharks ^ | March 24, 2015 | Eli Schiff
    There is an unfortunate climate of fear in the software community today. It is primarily in ephemeral video interviews and podcasts that we get any semblance of coherent criticism and even then it is reticent. Worse than the fact that this criticism is relegated to verbal discussions is that it is later renounced by the very same designers and developers when they are interviewed in the more permanent-seeming medium of the written word. In written interviews, these fair-weather critics go on to reverse their opinions and praise the products of modern minimalist UI design because it is more convenient not...
  • ‘American Sniper’ Complaints Grow in Hollywood: Should Clint Eastwood Be Celebrating a Killer?

    01/18/2015 4:30:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 135 replies
    thewrap.com ^ | on January 18, 2015 @ 3:56 pm | Steve Pond
    But Academy members seem to be paying attention to the criticism that Eastwood and star/producer Bradley Cooper shouldn’t be celebrating a man who wrote that killing hundreds of Iraqis was “fun.” “He seems like he may be a sociopath,” one Academy member told TheWrap, adding he had not yet seen the film but had read the article, which is being passed around. Neither distributor Warner Bros. nor the filmmakers have responded to TheWrap’s request for comment, though the studio said they intended to make someone available. A piece in The Guardian by author Lindy West was an early critic of...
  • ‘Life Itself,’ a Documentary: ‘Life Itself,’ a Film About Roger Ebert, Airs on CNN (tonight)

    01/04/2015 12:09:34 PM PST · by EveningStar · 67 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 3, 2015 | Neil Genzlinger
    A simple biography of the film critic Roger Ebert would have made for a full documentary, but the director Steve James set the bar much higher with “Life Itself.” The film, receiving its television premiere Sunday night on CNN, covers the life and career of Mr. Ebert, who died in 2013 ...
  • ... GOP staffer ... continued American tradition of trashing black females’ morality

    12/02/2014 1:35:25 PM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | December 2, 2014 | Mary C. Curtis
    Complete Headline: When GOP staffer put Obama children ‘at a bar,’ it continued American tradition of trashing black females’ morality In keeping with the Christian theme of her self-serving apology, Elizabeth Lauten has blessedly resigned from her post as the communications director for Rep. Stephen Lee Fincher (R-Tenn.). She had said prayer showed her the error of her ways, though one would think she would not need a higher power to tell her that trashing Malia and Sasha Obama for dress and demeanor at a turkey pardoning was not the best idea. But tucked into the usual partisan sniping of...
  • Ya'alon Warns Bennett Over Kerry Criticism

    10/18/2014 2:56:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/10/14 | Hezki Ezra & Tova Dvorin
    Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon criticized Economic Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) on Saturday night, after the latter issued a fiery response to the words of US Secretary of State John Kerry Friday linking peace talks with ISIS. According to Ya'alon, Bennett's criticism lacks respect for the financial and diplomatic support the US has provided for Israel's right to self-defense against Hamas terrorism. "Relations between the United States and Israel are based on shared interests and values​​, and a dispute or other comments should not cast a shadow over that," Ya'alon stated. "The United States supports Israel in a variety of...
  • Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy

    08/31/2014 2:14:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/31/14 | Andrea Shalal
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama faced criticism over his foreign policy from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Sunday as he wrestled with crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine. Republican lawmakers seized on Obama's comment on Thursday when he said, "We don't have a strategy yet" for confronting the Islamic State militant group, saying it suggested indecisiveness. On Sunday, influential Democrats chimed in with their own critiques of Obama's foreign policy, chiding him for being "too cautious" on Syria, and urging him to do more to help Ukraine resist Russian advances.
  • State Department Hits Back at Israeli Criticism Over Kerry

    07/30/2014 3:07:37 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/7/14
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/static/Resizer.ashx/news/468/282/499773.jpg Israeli attacks against US Secretary of State John Kerry accusing him being of a supporter of Hamas are "offensive and absurd," a senior US diplomat said Wednesday. In a sharp exchange with reporters, deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf hit out against a torrent of abuse from "respected voices in Israel talking about the secretary of state, claiming that he supports Hamas, which is offensive and absurd." The United States had been given Israel "a level of support which has been quite frankly unprecedented in our history, even when we stood alone," she added. Kerry has been the subject...
  • Israeli criticism of Secretary Kerry justified?

    07/29/2014 11:47:44 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/29/2014 | Fox News
    Jul. 29, 2014 - 4:32 - Amb. John Bolton weighs in on cease-fire negotiations
  • Obama's Critics aren't Communists, Russia isn't the Soviet Union

    03/26/2014 6:12:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2014 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- There's no faster or easier way to shut down legitimate debate than to slap an undesirable label on someone based on their views. Criticize same-sex marriage and you're a bigot. Take issue with immigration policy and you're dismissed as a racist. In the latest incarnation of this phenomenon, any conservative who dares to criticize U.S. President Barack Obama's stance against Russia on the issue of Ukraine runs the risk of being called a Putin-loving communist. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid suggested this week that Republican lawmakers may have helped Russia annex Crimea by delaying a vote on aid...
  • Kerry 'Protests' to Prime Minister Over Criticism from Ya'alon

    03/19/2014 1:12:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    inn ^ | 3/19/14 | AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff
    In a rare move, Secretary of State John Kerry protested to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday over Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon's strong criticism of US foreign policy, according to AFP. Ya'alon slammed the US and the West on Tuesday for its "soft" approach toward the possibility of a nuclear Iran. "Everyone knows Iran is lying," Ya'alon stated. "But the pampered West is satisfied with postponing conflict [with Iran over the nuclear program]." Ya'alon's comments made headlines in Israeli media Tuesday evening over his perceived change of heart regarding the Iran issue - and apparently have also drawn the...