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  • UCLA's 2019 Hollywood Diversity Report is hopeful for a more inclusive future in the industry

    02/21/2019 8:35:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 21, 2019 | by Ronda Racha Penrice
    With the Oscars days away, it is no revelation that people of color are still greatly underrepresented in every aspect of the Hollywood landscape. What is newsworthy in this year’s Hollywood Diversity Report from UCLA is that the industry is finally showing signs of measurable improvement. Titled “Old Story, New Beginning,” this year’s report, released Thursday, looks at 167 theatrical films released in 2017 and 1,316 television shows that aired or streamed during the 2016-17 season. The report shows that the greatest gains for women and people of color were for actors all across the Hollywood spectrum. According to the...
  • Commentary: How 'global warming' became 'climate change' and the danger of euphemisms

    02/21/2019 7:17:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 20, 2019 | by Victor Davis Hanson
    The reinvention of vocabulary can often be more effective than any social protest movement. Malarial swamps can become healthy “wetlands.” Fetid “dumps” are often rebranded as green “landfills.” Global warming was once a worry about too much heat. It implied that man-made carbon emissions had so warmed the planet that life as we knew it would soon be imperiled without radical changes in consumer lifestyles. Yet in the last 30 years, record cold spells, inordinate snow levels and devastating rains have been common. How to square that circle? Substitute “climate change” for global warming. Presto! Any radical change in weather...
  • Hee-Young Lim: An unexpected journey of a cellist

    02/20/2019 12:29:11 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 14 replies
    China Daily ^ | 17 Jan 2019 | Li Wenrui
    Hee-Young Lim, a Korean cellist, launched her first CD French Cello Concertos last November. Now she is tapping into the classical music world in China. "Playing the cello feels like meditation, it becomes sort of a mirror and helps you see within yourself. And since I have no siblings and used to spend a lot of time alone reading books, my parents felt this was all good because it was almost as though I had a constant companion in the cello!" Hee-Young Lim recalled the beginning of her musical journey. The Seoul-born musician entered the Korean National University at age...
  • ISIS bride in refugee camp now thankful for ‘freedoms we have in America’

    02/19/2019 12:31:48 PM PST · by ETL · 63 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 19, 2019 | Natalie Musumeci and Ruth Brown
    American “ISIS bride” Hoda Muthana claims becoming a mother while in Syria as a member of the terror group “changed” her — and she now appreciates the “freedoms we have in America.” In a letter obtained by The Post, the 24-year-old — who ditched her family in Alabama to join ISIS in 2014 while calling for US jihadis to plow trucks though Memorial Day parades, but is now stuck in a refugee camp begging to be allowed home — says she was a “naive, angry and arrogant” young woman when she left, but made a “big mistake.”“During my years in...
  • Today’s Democratic Party Platform Exposed (1951 Movie : I Was A Communist For The FBI)

    02/06/2019 7:15:33 AM PST · by lefty-lie-spy · 11 replies ^ | 1951 | Directed By Gordon Douglas
    This prescient film, and it’s radio series, also starring Frank Lovejoy, were very good predictors of what we see now from Democrats. Watch this and enjoy, and look for the radio series on old time radio podcasts or public domain repositories such as This series really does mirror what we see right now from Democrats.
  • Trump adversary Xavier Becerra to 'go for the fences' in Spanish-language State of the Union

    02/05/2019 7:33:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 5, 2019 | by Suzanne Gamboa (D-NBC)
    When California's attorney general counters the president’s State of the Union address with the Democrats' Spanish language rebuttal Tuesday, it won’t be the first time Xavier Becerra has taken swings at Donald Trump's policies. In fact, according to the Democrats, Becerra has filed more than 100 legal actions - 45 of them lawsuits - against the Trump administration. Becerra's response will be delivered through Spanish language media outlets live Tuesday night, while Stacey Abrams, who ran unsuccessfully for Georgia governor, will deliver the Democratic response in English. This will be the first time the Spanish-language Democratic response has been delivered...
  • America at War—With Itself

    02/02/2019 1:33:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | February 2, 2019 | Stephen Strang
    The election of Donald Trump—and his presidency thus far—did not create the social and political divide tearing America apart. The forces aligned on the right and the left were already doing that long before Trump or Barack Obama or George W. Bush entered the political arena. But the conflict that has erupted since Trump’s victory has exposed the chasm that divides us more dramatically than any event in the last 150 years. Americans hardly think any more about the motto that adorns our currency: “E Pluribus Unum”—an example of the dreams of national unity—“From many, one.” Today those dreams...
  • Lost Words from our Childhood

    02/01/2019 9:26:57 PM PST · by vannrox · 127 replies
    The Most Important News ^ | FR post 2FEB19 | unattributed
    Lost Words from our childhood: Mergatroyd!… Do you remember that word? Would you believe the spell-checker did not recognize the word Mergatroyd? Heavens to Mergatroyd! The other day a not so elderly (I say 75) lady said something to her son about driving a Jalopy; and he looked at her quizzically and said “What the heck is a Jalopy?” He never heard of the word jalopy!! She knew she was old…. But not that old. Well, I hope you are Hunky Dory after you read this and chuckle. About a month ago, I illuminated some old expressions that have become...
  • 20 passages from george orwell’s 1984 that have become reality

    01/27/2019 10:15:54 PM PST · by vannrox · 53 replies
    Return of Kings ^ | 11SEP17 | John Carver
    As the back cover of my cheap paperback copy of George Orwell’s masterpiece dictates… 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell’s prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of Negative Utopia. I recently revisited this book after many years of absence, and while reading along I highlighted many quotes and passages which struck me as relevant to the “social justice” zeitgeist of the late 2010’s. To little surprise, I discovered that what the political left seeks in this day and age is well and...
  • SNL Writer Offers Oral Sex For Anyone Who Punches MAGA Kid

    01/22/2019 1:40:41 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 100 replies ^ | 1/22/19 | Kane
    A Saturday Night Live comedy writer responded to the media’s false story about the Covington High kids by offering oral sex to anyone who punches them in the face. “I will blow whoever manages to punch that MAGA kid in the face,” tweeted Sarah Beattie. Beattie’s Twitter bio reads, “writer. comedy person. I hate your ex boyfriend. Sorry I meant mine. I have big tits.” Her Instagram page, which she has labeled “tits and depression,” features numerous pictures of her drawing attention to her ample breasts. Beattie’s vulgar tweet was just one of countless similar violent threats made by leftists...
  • Lesson from History: Transgender Mania is Sign of Cultural Collapse - Camille Paglia (7 min video)

    01/20/2019 10:56:35 PM PST · by aquila48 · 63 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 14, 2016 | Camille Paglia
    Author, art professor, feminist, and cultural commentator Camille Paglia speaks on the current transgender mania, the wisdom of early medical & surgical intervention (calling it "child abuse"), and how the explosion of gender identities is a recurring sign of cultural collapse throughout the history of civilization. (see 7 min video)
  • Venezuela children left behind as parents flee to find work abroad

    01/16/2019 10:54:03 AM PST · by yandexja · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | JANUARY 16, 2019 | Shaylim Castro
    Yusneiker and Anthonella have been living with their grandmother since their father left Venezuela and its collapsing economy last year for Peru, to try and earn enough to feed them. Two years earlier, their mother fled for the Dominican Republic for the same reason. Yusneiker, 12, and Anthonella, 8, are eating better thanks to hard currency remittances from their parents, according to their grandmother Aura Orozco, who is grateful for the dollars that offer a reprieve from Venezuela’s annual inflation of nearly 2 million percent. Still, she said, they miss their parents. When they fall sick, they clamor for their...
  • Meet the VERY woke women (and their eye-popping campaigns) behind Gillette's controversial ad

    01/15/2019 7:40:45 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 203 replies
    New Gillette ad 'We Believe: The Best Men Can Be' has caused firestorm for tackling theme of 'toxic masculinity' It was directed by Kim Gehrig, an Australian-born and London-based ad director who has previously shot commercials for Uber, Gap and UK's John Lewis Her ad for feminine hygiene firm Libresse - known as Bodyform in the UK - featured singing female genitals Other work includes a short film suggesting Australian men turned to bodybuilding because of bullying Somesuch's previous work includes an unsparing look at periods with the hastag #BloodNormal She has tweeted anti-Trump messages and spoken of her pride...
  • American Civic Life Tries to Make a Comeback

    01/05/2019 1:37:16 AM PST · by vannrox · 20 replies
    townhall ^ | 1JAN19 | Salena Zito
    PITTSBURGH -- It's just before 7 p.m. on a frigid December night, and already the Allegheny Elks Lodge No. 339 on the city's North Side is filling up quickly -- both the long bar and the tables in the adjacent hall. There's a woman collecting for a 50-50 raffle. (You may as well give in; she won't take no for an answer.) Elks volunteers young and old are manning the bar and the kitchen, where the special tonight is a gourmet grilled cheese (black forest honey ham, Gouda cheese and bacon). Upstairs a six-lane sparkling white and red art deco...
  • The View's Joy Behar Defends Rep. Tlaib's Vulgar Impeachment Remarks: 'I Identify With Her'

    01/04/2019 1:31:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | January 4, 2019 | Lauretta Brown
    The View’s Joy Behar defended vulgar remarks by freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), who said of Trump Thursday that she would “impeach that motherf***er.”"I identify with her because I’m capable of saying something like that off the top of my head at a rally,” Behar said Friday. DEM CONGRESSWOMAN USES EXPLETIVE: New Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is not apologizing for cursing out Pres. Trump in call for impeachment. Was it appropriate? The co-hosts discuss.— The View (@TheView) January 4, 2019 When her co-hosts pointed out that she’s not running for office she responded by joking, “I’m not? That’s what...
  • What's A Few More Dead Americans If It Means The Dems Can Score A Few More Political Points?

    12/31/2018 5:46:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | December 31, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Corporal Ronil Singh is dead, apparently murdered by a gangmember who was here illegally, and who stayed here illegally despite having been busted twice for DUIs. Thank you for ensuring that happened, Democrats. And thank you too, Fredocons, for so ably doing the bidding of your corporate donor cronies who desperately want to keep the foreigner spigot open. Liberals need pliable, reliable replacement voters to buy off with your tax money, and the captains of industry want a pool of eager serfs. The illegals themselves just want to get out of the crummy countries whose policies Democrats expect they are...
  • Millennials anf the Secret of Good Propaganda

    12/28/2018 4:58:27 PM PST · by huckfillary · 8 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | December 28, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    Why does propaganda sometimes stick — and sometimes not? Consider the Catholic kids who got strict Catholic dogma in the 1940s and 1950s. Most of them moderated or turned away from Catholicism altogether. While the nuns succeeded in teaching them to read and write, they couldn’t stop them from thinking for themselves. Yet with today’s millennial generation, most of whom attended America’s government-run schools under the ideologically left-wing Common Core curriculum, it’s quite different. Young people are running with the left-wing brainwashing, well into their 20s, 30s and maybe beyond. As Invenstor’s Business Daily writes, “Americans’ heavy flirtation with socialism...
  • If you care about the children, build the wall

    12/27/2018 10:14:16 AM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-27-18 | DrJohn
    The NY Times breathlessly fired off another misleading headline the other day: 8-Year-Old Migrant Child From Guatemala Dies in U.S. Custody An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in United States custody early Christmas Day, the second death of a child in detention at the southwest border in less than three weeks, raising questions about the ability of federal agents running the crowded migrant border facilities to care for those who fall ill. In "United State custody." When a perpetrator is shot at the scene of a crime and expires either at the scene or in the hospital, it is not...
  • LAPD and N.Y. police may differ on the best coast but agree 'Die Hard' is a Christmas movie

    12/24/2018 6:09:04 PM PST · by vannrox · 17 replies
    LA TImes via AP ^ | Dec 24, 2018 | 12:15 PM | Editorial Staff
    The Los Angeles and New York police departments are poking some fun at their perceived rivalry and wading into the hotly contested debate: Is “Die Hard” a Christmas movie? It began Monday when the NYPD tweeted it had been working with its Los Angeles counterpart “to protect Christmas since Hans Gruber’s 1988 attack on Nakatomi Plaza.” It included the hashtag “YesItsAChristmasMovie.” On this Christmas Eve, we’d like to acknowledge our partners at @LAPDHQ who have been working with us to protect Christmas since Hans Gruber’s 1988 attack on Nakatomi Plaza. #DetectiveJohnMclean #YesItsAChristmasMovie — NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 24, 2018...
  • When Retailing Was Very Personal

    12/23/2018 1:06:25 PM PST · by Pontiac · 76 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/17/18 | Bob Greene
    One evening when the son was growing up, the telephone in their home rang. The caller, with nervousness in his voice, asked for Robert Lazarus, who came to the phone. The man, almost apologetically, said he and his wife had purchased a tea set at Lazarus. They had never owned one before, but saw it on display and decided it was something they would like to have in their home. Robert Lazarus waited to hear what was coming next. Was there a flaw? Was a cup or saucer broken? That wasn’t it. The man said he and his wife did...