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  • 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...
  • Keith Ellison sports 'I don't believe in borders' T-shirt

    05/08/2018 7:24:55 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 7, 2018 | Anna Giaritelli
    A video posted online Monday shows a Democratic Party leader wearing a T-shirt calling for an end to U.S. borders while participating in a local May Day parade in Minnesota last Friday. Democratic National Committee deputy chair Keith Ellison, D-Minn., wore a black shirt that read, "Yo no creo en fronteras." In English, that sentence translates to, "I don't believe in borders." Ellison, a progressive Democrat, said in March he supports a new type of welfare proposal that would have the government pay people a basic salary if technological advancements put them out of work. "I personally do think that...
  • With girls joining the ranks, Boy Scouts plan a name change

    05/02/2018 6:27:27 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 123 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2018 | David Crary
    NEW YORK (AP) — For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America’s flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name will change. The organization on Wednesday announced a new name for its Boy Scouts program: Scouts BSA. The change will take effect next February. “We wanted to land on something that evokes the past but also conveys the inclusive nature of the program going forward,” said Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh. “We’re trying to find the right way to say we’re here for both young men...
  • This Christian CEO Reveals How a Tragic Loss Only Strengthened His Faith

    03/30/2018 10:30:14 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Movie Guide ^ | March 30, 2018 | Ron DeHaas
    In 1992, I learned the meaning of the Hebrew word “shachah.” 10 years earlier, I met my wife on an oil rig. I was a geologist, working on a well, she was an engineer. I had spent 11 years in college, going full time including summers, and never heard the message of the gospel. My parents, sister, and brothers were completely unchurched, and I actually did not know the meaning of Christmas or Easter, and certainly did not know who Jesus Christ was. I can’t say I was an atheist – I simply was a non-theist. So, when I met...
  • Immigration, Guns and Roseanne: Liberals on Losing Side of Cultural Divide

    03/28/2018 1:21:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 28, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I have for many, many moons now been informing everybody that the left, that the liberals, that the progressives, the Democrat Party cannot be open and honest about what it believes because if it were they would suffer tremendous defeats nationwide. Remember, I’ve always said that. They have to mask themselves. They have to camouflage themselves as centrists or other things. Obama was a master at it. Bill and Hillary Clinton were masters at it. But omething’s happening out there, and it’s gonna redound to our benefit, because the Democrats are now throwing off the masks. They are throwing...
  • Italy Elects its First Black Senator: Toni Iwobi of the (Anti-Immigration) League

    03/06/2018 1:16:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Italy has elected the first black senator in its history, it was announced on Tuesday, and he belongs to the anti-immigration League. Toni Iwobi, of Spirano in Lombardy, announced "with great emotion" on his Facebook page that he had been elected to the senate in Italy's general election. "After more than 25 years of fighting as part of the League's big family, I'm about to start another great adventure," Iwobi wrote, going on to thank leader Matteo Salvini and his other fellow party members. "I'm ready, friends," Iwobi said. Iwobi, 62, was born in Nigeria and came to Italy on...
  • What in the Name of Minnie Pearl is Wrong with Country Music?

    03/06/2018 7:09:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 178 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2018 | Todd Starnes
    One of country music’s most powerful executives, says gun-toting, Bible-clinging fans like former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee are no longer welcome. The controversy started when the Country Music Association triggered a massive outbreak of microaggressions after they appointed Huckabee to the board of its charitable foundation. Huckabee has been a longtime supporter of music education so his appointment to a charitable board that supports music programs for young people was a perfect fit. However, a mob of social justice warriors, led by openly gay country music executive Jason Owen, protested – calling Huckabee’s appointment “grossly offensive” and “heartbreaking.” “This man...
  • ‘Shape of Water’ director: Movies should lead to one world and erase national sovereignty

    03/05/2018 12:58:40 PM PST · by detective · 89 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 4, 2018 | Victor Morton
    The “immigrant” theme dominated the acceptance speech, and not for the first time Sunday, in one of the major Oscar categories — the best director award. Fantasy director Guillermo Del Toro won the Oscar for his film “The Shape of Water” and leaped right into the matter and said movies should lead to one world and erase national sovereignty.
  • Anarchy Is Swallowing Up the Social Order

    03/03/2018 4:49:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | March 3, 2018 | E. Jeffrey Ludwig
    Government in the name of order, control, efficiency, organization, the greatest good for the greatest number, solidarity, social justice, and safety is instead ruling over a society that is increasingly disordered, crime-ridden, unjust, and disturbed to an extreme. A word that describes the direction of our acceleration through space and time is anarchy. The momentum toward anarchy began with the move toward federal government expansion. During Woodrow Wilson's presidency, we began to see the implementation of what is now called the administrative state. This was helped along by our participation in WWI, which created the need for more governmental controls....
  • How campus politics hijacked American politics

    02/06/2018 9:13:20 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 2 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | January 26, 2018 | Cathy Young
    The defense of free speech has always been a bedrock bipartisan principle. So it’s unusual to hear a veteran liberal politician excuse campus outrage squads that shout down dissent. But that’s exactly what former Vermont governor and Democratic National Committee head Howard Dean did in a recent appearance.. Dean’s take on this was that there are “consequences to free speech.” He caricatured Erika Christakis’s thoughtful, sensitive letter as an ugly screed mocking “snowflake” students and defending racist costumes. He also described the protesters as well-behaved, despite their screaming and bullying. ... Dean is hardly alone...progressives on and off campus are...
  • Illegal Immigration: It’s Where We Save or Lose the Country

    01/10/2018 12:32:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 10, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is the reason he got elected, folks. This is where we’re gonna lose or keep the country is illegal immigration. Would you like some stats on this? This is nothing you haven’t heard before. But, you know, this story goes in waves and cycles, and it’s always dominated by the latest iteration of this story of the day. I want to go back and remind you of some things. “Modern Immigration…” This is a headline from the Pew Research Center, and this is from September 28, 2015. So we’re going back here, a little bit of a flashback....