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  • The Civil War on America's Horizon

    09/12/2018 7:25:45 AM PDT · by oblomov · 116 replies
    TAC ^ | 11 Sep 2018 | William S. Smith
    An uneasiness has overtaken the body politic. There is a sense that a terrible clash is about to occur. The establishment’s contempt for Donald Trump, and their machinations to remove him, are validated by the president’s intemperate counterattacks and the glee that his supporters take in his barbs. These two groups do not simply disagree; they consider each other to be illegitimate and unconstitutional outlaws. It is true that Trump’s behavior is not befitting his office and that a certain decorum and dignity in the White House is not only desirable but essential. Democracy is no different from any other...
  • 'First Man' flag kerfuffle is rocket fuel for our divided times

    09/03/2018 7:03:41 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/03/18 | Christian Toto
    When news broke that the upcoming Hollywood film about the moon landing leaves out the planting of an American flag in lunar soil (though it apparently shows the flag later), both sides of the ideological aisle instantly weighed in, each with compelling arguments. The film in question has only been seen by a select few, meaning the truth won’t be clear until its Oct. 12 release. That didn’t stop Social Media Nation. (Does it ever?) The problem began when Ryan Gosling, who stars as Neil Armstrong in director Damien Chazelle’s film, shared why we don’t see the astronaut planting an...
  • Kneeling NFL players will help Republicans in November

    08/22/2018 9:49:43 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 21, 2018 | By Ed Rogers
    If National Football League players continue their protests during the national anthem this season, it will rile some Republican voters, increasing their intensity and making it more likely that they will vote. ...This issue is beyond the control of Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats who want to keep the elections focused elsewhere. When asked specifically about the NFL’s new anthem policy, Pelosi punted as she responded: “I love the national anthem. I love the flag. And I love the First Amendment, and I’ll just leave it at that.” In the coming weeks, Republicans will hold the Democrats’ feet to the...
  • Disney to Feature First-Ever Openly Gay Character in Upcoming ‘Family’ Film

    08/18/2018 4:52:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 8/14/18 | Calvin Freiburger
    August 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Disney is reportedly pushing the homosexual envelope yet again with an upcoming film in which it will feature for the first time an openly gay character. The move is being hailed as a "turning point" for Disney. British comedian Jack Whitehall will play a gay character in Jungle Cruise, which is based on the iconic theme park ride of the same name, the UK’s Sun reports. The film, which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt, is slated for an October 2019 release. Whitehall’s character is reportedly the brother of Blunt’s, and “a gay...
  • Batman No Longer Believes in God: DC Comics Turns Him From Christian to Atheist

    08/18/2018 5:10:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/18/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Batman, one of DC Comics' most recognizable fictional heroes, no longer believes in God in the latest comic book issue. ScreenRant shared the storyline details for Batman #53, released on Wednesday, which comes at the conclusion of comic writer Tom King's post-Catwoman/Batman wedding arc. In the story, Catwoman leaves Batman, whose secret identity is billionaire Bruce Wayne, at the altar. This leaves Wayne in a questioning state, where he explores his life and reflects on his theological background — he had been raised as a Christian by his father, Thomas. In one exchange with another character, Wayne is asked, "Do...
  • Christians in Hollywood: The Special Cross of the Artist

    08/12/2018 2:56:26 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 27 replies
    Angelus ^ | 2014 | Heather King
    “I realized coming here,”....“that it’s not that Hollywood was persecuting the Church as much as it was the Church was committing suicide in Hollywood. Big difference. I discovered Hollywood isn’t anti-Christian as much as it is anti-bad art. The problem is that we’re giving Hollywood schlock.” Barbara Nicolosi has worked in Hollywood since 1996 as a writer, producer, and production company executive. "We have a misconception now that we need to make propaganda for God as a response to the secular world. It’s triumphalistic, rah-rah, our side is the winning team. It doesn’t bring anyone over at all. The response...
  • The Elites’ War on the Deplorables

    08/11/2018 8:45:33 AM PDT · by yoe · 25 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 5, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    ecently, Politico reporter Marc Caputo was angered at rude hecklers at a Trump rally who booed beleaguered CNN correspondent Jim Acosta. So Caputo tweeted of them, “If you put everyone’s mouths together in this video, you’d get a full set of teeth.”[snip] Again, demonizing the Trump voter as beyond cultural redemption is nothing new. During the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton infamously dismissed Trump supporters as “deplorables” who were “irredeemable” and were “not America.” After her defeat, Clinton proved her early smears were no accident. Speaking in India, she again slurred Trump supporters as being racist, sexist, and xenophobic for their...
  • Laura Ingraham: America as we know it doesn’t exist anymore due to ‘demographic changes’

    08/09/2018 6:05:38 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/8/18
    Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Wednesday lamented that the “American we know and love doesn’t exist anymore” because of demographic changes in the country that she blamed on illegal and legal immigration. Ingraham was reacting to comments from Democratic House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who described in a recent podcast interview the way the country has changed over the past few decades, including the decline of the upper-middle class. “She’s kind of right in a general sense,” Ingraham said after mocking Ocasio-Cortez's comments. “In some parts of the country it does seem like the America we know and love doesn’t...
  • Conspiracy of Silence in Catholic Dioceses

    08/03/2018 9:45:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 66 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/03/18 | Katy Grimes
    The culture wars we are fighting are indeed as deep as the Catholic Church, but it's not limited to the Catholic Church, and it's not just a gay thing. Corruption wears many disguises, including liturgical garments. Don't let the robes fool you The conspiracy of silence in the Catholic Church over scandals involving sex, homosexuality, cover-ups, payouts, betrayal, and corruption have left many Catholics disillusioned and even angry. Corruption wears many disguises, including liturgical garments. As Part l of “Conspiracy of Silence in Catholic Dioceses”, I addressed, Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto as one such cover-up agent, according to many area...
  • The Origins of Our Second Civil War

    07/31/2018 7:01:18 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 137 replies
    NRO ^ | 31 July 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Globalism, the tech boom, illegal immigration, campus radicalism, the new racialism . . . Are they leading us toward an 1861? How, when, and why has the United States now arrived at the brink of a veritable civil war?</p> <p>Almost every cultural and social institution — universities, the public schools, the NFL, the Oscars, the Tonys, the Grammys, late-night television, public restaurants, coffee shops, movies, TV, stand-up comedy — has been not just politicized but also weaponized.</p>
  • The Two Culture Leaders Changing Today's World (Jordan Peterson and Trump)

    07/05/2018 4:32:48 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | David Prentice
    Trump has also had a huge impact on our culture since he came down that escalator. His ability to form narratives, his ability to see next moves, his ability to tie the Democrat-media complex in knots, his purposefulness, his drive, his relentlessness are all a part of his leadership. More than most understand, he has been one of our greatest leaders in the cultural as well as political realm... *snip* The other leader to note, is not particularly political. He is, oddly enough, Canadian. He's taught at Ivy League schools. He's a clinical psychologist and teaches in Toronto. He gives...
  • 1972: The Year That Made 2018 Seem Sane

    06/23/2018 5:33:04 PM PDT · by untenured · 72 replies
    Reason ^ | June 23, 2018 | Brian Doherty
    The early 1970s were a strange, chaotic, terrifying time. Exactly how strange, chaotic, and terrifying has been largely forgotten, to judge from how many Americans on both sides of the Donald Trump divide view our current tensions as unprecedentedly intense. Journalist-historians Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis are not deliberately trying to deliver a message about historical perspective. But in their thrilling The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD, they show how bad things got in a nation truly troubled by vicious culture wars, wracked by violent ideological...
  • A restaurant refused to serve Sarah Sanders and her family

    06/23/2018 11:19:44 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 98 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | June 23, 2018 | Tanya Edwards
    Sarah Sanders had a hard time getting dinner in the D.C. area on Friday. She and her family were asked to leave the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Va. Jaike Foley-Schultz, who says he is a waiter at the Red Hen, shared a post on Facebook that said his boss kicked out the press secretary and her party. The post went viral when the director of Clean Virginia, a left-leaning energy nonprofit, shared the post on Twitter, along with a handwritten note, purportedly from the restaurant, with the note: “86 — Sara Huckabee Sanders.” The term “86” is restaurant shorthand...
  • ‘Sex And The City’s’ Profoundly Unrealistic View Of The World Has Hurt Women (tr)

    06/19/2018 9:52:38 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6-18-18 | Noelle Mering
    In the same way that the show had an outsized influence on women’s fashion, so too did it influence their behavior. The latter didn't work out so well. “Some people are settling down, some people are settling, and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies.” “The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous.” — Carrie Bradshaw This month marks the twenty-year anniversary of the iconic television series “Sex and the City.” With smart writing...
  • Her Name is Monroe Christine

    06/16/2018 6:09:34 PM PDT · by Tax-chick · 81 replies
    First Things ^ | 6/15/2018 | Brandon McGinley
    Her name is Monroe Christine. She is twenty months old. She was born on television. You see, Monroe belongs to a reality television star and his partner—Jeff Lewis and Gage Edwards of Bravo’s Flipping Out. Her conception, gestation, and birth were part of the drama of the show, and now her parties and wardrobe and babbling continue to be part of the show. The men will not do business with the woman who gave birth to Monroe ever again. Her name is Alexandra Trent, and she’s suing the men and Bravo. As part of the transaction, Alexandra agreed to have...
  • Happy Father’s Day

    06/17/2018 5:12:55 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 6-17-18 | MOTUS
    And a big shoutout to Progressives for helping us redefine fatherhood: TV Fathers Before the Progressive EnlightenmentTV Fathers After the Progressive Enlightenment Any questions?Happy Father’s Day to all the good Dads out there who somehow managed, with or without the manual.Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • Southern Baptists Call Off the Culture War

    06/16/2018 4:56:13 PM PDT · by Salman · 78 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 6-16-2018 | Jonathan Merritt
    America’s largest Protestant group moves to cut ties with the Republican Party and re-engage with mainstream culture. It was immediately clear that change was afoot in Dallas. I’ve attended the annual gatherings of the Southern Baptist Convention dozens of times, but walking around the convention center this week, I was struck by how unfamiliar it all felt. When I was a child, the convention hall was a sea of silver combovers and smelled of denture paste. While the older, more traditionalist crowd was still present in Dallas, the younger, fresh-faced attendees now predominated. “The generational shift happening in the SBC...
  • Miss America: The Latest Institution Destroyed by the Left

    06/12/2018 5:07:55 PM PDT · by Boomer · 52 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/12/18 | Dennis Prager
    As I have documented repeatedly, the left ruins just about everything it touches: the universities, the arts, the elementary schools and high schools, religion, sports, and ordinary, everyday interactions between human beings—especially human beings of different races. The latest examples—in just the last few weeks—are the Boy Scouts, sculpture, and the Miss America pageant.
  • Boy Scouts to provide condoms at upcoming World Jamboree

    05/24/2018 6:54:33 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 71 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    The Boy Scouts will reportedly provide condoms at the upcoming World Scout Jamboree. The World Organization of Scouting Movement handbook requires the host organization to “ensure that condoms are readily and easily accessible for all participants and [International Service Team staff] at a number of locations on the site.” The 2019 World Scout Jamboree will be held in West Virginia from July 21 to Aug. 1. The theme is “Unlock a New World.” The World Jamboree is an official World Organization of the Scout Movement event. The Boy Scouts are co-hosting this year’s program with two other scouting organizations, Scouts...
  • Feminism Is Winning; Destroying Boys, Gender, Family and Society

    05/14/2018 8:06:47 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 50 replies
    There is a dirty little secret that the information gatekeepers of the Left block from Americans: modern feminism is slicing a path of destruction through the lives of men, women, families and society. This is not the equal pay for equal work feminism. That has long been resolved legally and culturally. This is the anti-patriarchy modern feminism. But there is essentially no patriarchy left in America. CEOs and most other leadership-count disparities are a function of women’s individual choices — countercultural choices, at that — and even then may be temporary as women are pressured by the increasingly feminized culture...