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  • What Exactly Does Disrespecting The Flag At An NFL Game Have To Do With Fighting 'Injustice?'

    05/26/2018 4:58:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2018 | John Hawkins
    “LET'S GET REAL: If you think kneeling respectfully to protest injustice is more egregious than cops gunning down 12-year-old #TamirRice for holding a toy or murdering #PhilandoCastile in his car with his young daughter, then you have no moral compass. NONE.” – Peter DaouI love that quote because it’s like saying, “LET'S GET REAL: If you think urinating respectfully on Ted Kennedy’s grave to protest injustice is more egregious than an illegal immigrant murdering Kate Steinle, then you have no moral compass. NONE.”A reasonable person might ask, “What does urinating on Ted Kennedy’s grave or kneeling when it’s time to respect the flag have to...
  • 5 Ways America's Success is Ruining Our Culture

    05/18/2018 8:13:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/18/2018 | John Hawkins
    The only thing worse than never achieving your dreams is to achieve all of them and then have no idea what to do next. Thats the dilemma Americans face today, even though most of us dont realize it.We became the richest, strongest, most advanced nation in history. We turned the tide in WWI, WWII and the Cold War. The average middle class American ispart of the global 1%. We are the only nation with a flag on the moon. After we muscled the Soviet Union into the trash heap of history, we became the planets only superpower and there we...
  • University course seeks to transform white culture of meritocracy (Colorado)

    05/11/2018 2:05:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/10/18 | Douglas Ernst
    **SNIP** A new Witnessing Whiteness workshop in the Centennial State encourages participants to form groups that can dismantle the systems of white supremacy that support current structures of inequity. The 11-part series, first reported by the educational watchdog Campus Reform, was created by Shelly Tochluk, who is also known in academic circles for organizing the Unmasking Whiteness conference. Indicators of white culture include individualism, consumerism, meritocracy as an ideal, superficiality, competition, ambition, productivity, [and] extreme exploitation of labor/resources for profit, an online workshop document tells readers.
  • What Candace Owens Thinks (How to Create a Mind)

    05/10/2018 8:13:14 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | 05/10/18 | Candace Owens
    Candace just put this up a few minutes ago. Assured, she pinpoints how blacks have been entrapped. Worth the 4 minute listen if you are so inclined.
  • Despite the Media, Trump Pulling Down Wins for We the People

    05/10/2018 5:37:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 10, 2018 | Lloyd Marcus
    I love the old gospel song "Peace in the Midst of the Storm."In the midst of the Deep State's raging, unprecedented hate-storm against Trump, he remarkably remains at peace, and so should we. Trump and We the People are winning.The fake news media sell their lie 24-7 that voters regret voting for Trump and he is mere days from impeachment.In truth, Trump'sapproval has risen to 51%.Leftists are pulling their hair out in frustration, screaming, how can we stop this freaking outsider amateur politician?The tide is turning in our favor.The Deep State's billions, traps, and lies continue to fail.Incredibly, Trump repeatedly...
  • THE LIFE OF A BLACK PROFESSOR IN AMERICA-Prof. George Yancy says its an ugly nightmare. Is it?

    05/09/2018 5:19:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 42 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 9, 2018 | Jack Kerwick
    White racism must be everywhere for the Racism-Industrial-Complex to function George Yancy is a black professor of philosophy at Emory University whose research interests are almost entirely racially-oriented. Recently, he published an essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education entitled, The Ugly Truth of Being a Black Professor in America. In response to Dear White America, an op-ed that Yancy had published in The New York Times and in which he implored whitesall whitesto accept that they are racist, Yancy claims in his most recent editorial to have been besieged by emails, letters, and phone messages filled with racist hatred....
  • Sombreros, Qipaos and Catholic Cosplay, Oh My!

    05/08/2018 10:56:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    The impossibly fickle, selective and whimsical rules of cultural appropriation are hard to keep straight. (Oops! I said "straight." Apologies to whomever. Oops, can I say "whomever?" Zimever? Verselves? Gah.) According to the white people who run the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center, eating tacos, drinking tequila and wearing sombreros on Cinco de Mayo "are textbook examples of cultural appropriation." Euro-privileged people at Gonzaga University similarly warned "non-Mexican individuals" on campus not to wear costumes insensitive to the "Latinx culture." No-nos included "serapes" and "fake mustaches." An African-American writer at The Root, a website for "Black news, opinions, politics, and...
  • The War on Wisdom

    05/08/2018 5:50:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    There is more knowledge available today than ever before in history. But few would argue people are wiser than ever before. On the contrary, many of us would argue that we are living in a particularly foolish time -- a period that is largely wisdom-free, especially among those with the most knowledge: the best educated. The fact that one of our two major political parties is advocating lowering the voting age to 16 is a good example of the absence of wisdom among a large segment of the adult population. What adult deems 16-year-olds capable of making a wise voting...
  • Chinese dress at US prom wins support in China after internet backlash

    05/02/2018 10:12:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | May 2, 2018 | Louise Moon
    Keziah Daum, an 18-year-old from Utah in the United States, who has no Chinese roots, was accused of cultural appropriation after posting photographs on Twitter that featured her in a traditional Chinese qipao, or cheongsam. The dress symbolised a silent protest to promote gender equality after the fall of the dynasties and the beginning of the republican period in the early 1900s, and was worn during the 1919 reformist May Fourth Movement.
  • Kanye reveals Obama's history of being a selfish jerk

    05/02/2018 8:36:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/2/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Kanye West, the rap superstar who stunned the left by declaring President Trump "his brother," has better reasons than might be imagined for defying Hollywood and going over to the redside: He dealt with President Obama up close. And what he found - and has now revealed - is that Obama was an incredibly selfish jerk. According to Pajamas Media's Megan Fox, who ventured into the depths of the rap music press, Kanye told an interviewer known as 'Charlemagne': "You see, Obama came to me before he ran for office and he met with me and my mother to let...
  • Control the Words, Control the Culture [Video]

    04/30/2018 9:59:45 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    Prager University ^ | April 30, 2018 | Michael Knowles
    The culture war is first and foremost a war of words - and the left is winning. The consequences can be seen everywhere: in politics, in education, in media. In this video, Michael Knowles, host of the Michael Knowles Show, explains why we should not cede another syllable.
  • Why a middle-class lifestyle on the coasts costs $300,000

    04/28/2018 2:27:00 PM PDT · by nwrep · 86 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 27, 2018 | Sam Dogen
    Who makes $300,000 a year? A Bay Area Rapid Transit janitor made $234,000 + $36,000 in benefits in 2016 A Bay Area Rapid Transit elevator technician made $235,814 + $48,429 in benefits in 2016 Starting salaries for 22 year old employees at Facebook, Google, and Apple range from ($80,000 $120,000) + ($10,000 $50,000) in annual equity grants. 30 year old first year Associate in banking earns $150,000 in base salary + ($0 $120,000) in bonus A 26 year old Airbnb employee shared he got a $250,000 total compensation package back in 2015 A 26 year old first...
  • Thomas Sowell's Last Word?

    04/28/2018 9:58:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 28, 2018 | Richard Kirk
    Discrimination and Disparities by Thomas Sowell, Basic Books, New York, March 20, 2018 (143 pages, $28.00, hardcover) "Just the facts, ma'am." That was Joe Friday's interrogation refrain on Dragnet. The same comment could serve as the subtitle of Thomas Sowell's recent book, Discrimination and Disparities. Few works on politically explosive topics maintain such a consistent focus on empirical evidence while avoiding rhetorical jabs at opponents. On the other hand, empirical evidence cuts deep, especially when critics can't protest the author's "nasty" style. As radio talker Larry Elder observes, "[f]acts are to liberals what kryptonite is to Superman." Sowell's title, if...
  • Poll: Nearly 2 Out Of 3 Voters Support Reducing Legal Immigration To U.S.

    04/28/2018 9:18:42 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-28-2018 | John Binder
    Nearly two out of three American voters say they support President Trumps plan to reduce overall legal immigration levels in the United States, whereby currently more than 1.5 million legal immigrants arrive annually. In a new poll by Harvard-Harris polling, about 66 percent of voters or nearly two out of three said they support a plan by the Trump administration to almost cut legal immigration in half by ending the process known as chain migration, as well as the Diversity Visa Lottery, and building a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The deal would couple the wage-boosting relief...
  • If You Want To Stop Liberal Bullying, Start By Telling Them To Buzz Off

    04/25/2018 9:17:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Well, not buzz. But you get the point. We are experiencing an epidemic of liberals trying to push us around. And, since life is really just high school, except with older and stupider people, schoolyard rules apply. So when someone tries to bully, you smack him. Hard. Right in the Pelosi. That's what we need to do the liberals when they form their creepy little social media lynch mobs. This nonsense about cowering and apologizing and begging for forgiveness from these petty tyrants needs to stop. Besides being undignified and shameful, submission just encourages them. Take whoever Shania Twain...
  • Research shows strong bilingual pre-K programs work. But how many states have them?

    04/25/2018 11:23:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Chris Fuchs
    Only 5 states have policies in place for strong, bilingual public pre-K programs, which greatly benefit children, especially from low-income families. Karla Medina-Gomez was worried as she prepared to enroll her two oldest children in a state-funded pre-K program around eight years ago. One of my first questions when I went to register them was: Well, whats going to happen? They dont know how to speak English, recalled the mother of four, born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. Medina-Gomez, whose parents emigrated from Ecuador, said her two oldest, grew up in their home speaking only Spanish. But she also...
  • KANYE WESTREVOLUTIONARY IN THE MAKING?-Hell hath no fury like Progressives spurned by blacks

    04/24/2018 5:36:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 24, 2018 | Mark Tapson
    A seismic shift in the cultural and political American landscape this weekend emanated from an unlikely epicenter: superstar rapper Kanye West, who tweeted a controversial endorsement of black conservative commentator Candace Owens. Nothing triggers leftist anger quite like blacks thinking for themselves, and not like they do. So the left erupted with predictable fury toward both West and Owens. Kanye, whose ubiquitous wife Kim Kardashian was a prominent supporter of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, has drawn leftist fire before. First, he incurred online scorn from the left and right in 2015 for announcing his serious intention to run for President...
  • America Faces One of Three Inevitable Paths: Unrest, Tyranny, or Divorce - Pick One

    04/23/2018 6:27:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 187 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    In a piece for The Federalist entitled, “It’s Time For The United States To Divorce Before Things Get Dangerous,” writer and former Marine corp combat veteran Jesse Kelly ruffled more than a few feathers with his contention that the time for the United States as a united nation may be nearing an inevitable end. Comparing the Left and Right in America to “the couple screaming at each other all night, every night as the kids hide in their room,” Kelly cites a congenial divorce as the best option for a country that’s “hopelessly divided” on seemingly every important issue. He even tweeted...
  • Students criticize 'Mikado' play for 'cultural appropriation'

    04/19/2018 7:55:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 19, 2018 | Mitchell Gunter
    Some students at Fort Hays State University (FHSU) in Kansas say a school-sponsored operetta production is not only racist, but also rife with cultural appropriation. FHSU Music and Theatre describes its production of The Mikado as a fun burlesque romp about the whimsy of love on its Facebook page. According to the operettas description, the play takes place in a mythical Japan, where the main character has been appointed Lord High Executioner and must find someone to execute before the arrival of the ruling Mikado.
  • Jonah Goldbergs "Suicide Of The West"

    04/16/2018 3:17:44 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 41 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 4-16-19 | John Sexton
    Jonah Goldberg has a new book coming out next week and today National Review published a lengthy piece adapted from the book. Theres a tremendous amount to unpack in this piece so I wont even try to do it justice in a single blog post, but there is an idea here that really struck me as insightful and worthwhile: Conservatism is a form of gratitude. Theres a foundation to this idea. According to Goldberg, were living through a historical miracle brought about by the triumph of liberal-Democratic capitalism. On any longer time scale, Goldberg points out, our current lives are...