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  • The Megaphone Left vs. Non-Megaphone America

    09/21/2017 8:45:35 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 6 replies
    There is a highly visible split in America that is barely recognized and seldom talked about, but is growing both in reality and in understanding in the new age of technology. Those who have a megaphone for what they want to say and preach…and those who don’t. This is not your traditional haves and have nots. This cuts differently. Those who have a megaphone — which I am defining as the ability to reach large numbers of people through social media, normal media and other means — include the traditional media, the emerging media, public media, the music industry and...
  • The LGBT Agenda vs. Religious Freedom: Which Will Dominate Society?

    09/14/2017 8:25:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/14/2017 | Avner Zarmi
    One day in 2012, Charles Craig and David Mullins entered Jack Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, to order a wedding cake. Phillips, a Christian and self-described “cake artist” who custom-designs cakes for various occasions, politely declined, citing his religious beliefs.Having previously, in the words of his lawyer, refused to bake cakes for Halloween, or with anti-American, anti-family, or what he considered profane messages, Phillips also would not design a cake to celebrate an event in violation of his understanding of Leviticus XX, 13.Craig and Mullins promptly filed a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation...
  • Democrats give away the Rust Belt by alienating Catholics

    09/11/2017 10:08:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 10, 2017 | Salena Zito
    OHIO VALLEY — A clip of Martha Plimpton's exuberance over the "best" abortion she ever had played out on the television overhead of a gas-station counter somewhere along U.S. Route 422 between Ohio and Pennsylvania. A woman with a name tag noting her as the manager rolled her eyes and said to no one in particular as she went about stacking the shelves behind the counter, "And they wonder why people don't vote for Democrats around here anymore." Plimpton, 46, is best known for her role in the 1980's Steven Spielberg classic kid adventure movie "The Goonies." She made her...
  • Poking the Beehive

    09/08/2017 9:15:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2017 | Mona Charen
    Professor Amy Wax of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law has poked a stick into a beehive. Tenure is liberating that way. In an op-ed for Philly.com, she argued, with Larry Alexander, a law professor at the University of San Diego, that the decline of "bourgeois values" since the 1950s has contributed to a host of social ills. Male labor-force participation rates are down to Depression-era levels. Opioid abuse is epidemic. Half of all children are born to single mothers, and many college students lack basic skills. This is right out of the Charen hymnbook. Behavioral standards that were...
  • Worst Box Office In 25 Years

    09/03/2017 5:07:27 AM PDT · by KyCats · 108 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 02 September 2017 | John Nolte
    Even before this catastrophic Labor Day weekend is factored in (more on this below), the domestic 2017 box office is in hideous shape. This year is –6.3% behind 2016 and continues to fall behind 2015, 2013, and 2012. If you figure in inflation, those numbers are even worse. For example, in 2012 the average ticket cost $7.96. Today it is almost a full dollar more at $8.89. Yeah, things are that bad and will look even worse on Tuesday. With no apparent faith in their own product, this is the first Labor Day in 25 years where a new title...
  • Kudos to Evangelicals

    08/30/2017 11:39:03 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 5 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 08/29/2017 | Bill Donohue
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a statement issued by evangelical leaders August 29: The Catholic League has a long history of mutual cooperation with evangelical Christians on a host of cultural issues. In that spirit, we condemn the unfair attacks against the statement on marriage, family and sexuality that was signed by more than 150 evangelical leaders following their conference in Nashville last week. “Hateful,” “homophobic,” “anti-LGBT” are among the hysterical condemnations of the statement flying around print, broadcast and social media. But the statement is none of those things. While restating long-held Christian teaching that marriage is...
  • Historians are an under-appreciated threat to America

    08/26/2017 2:43:15 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 28 replies
    Fake News? That pales in comparison to Fake History. As committed socialist George Orwell once wrote: He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past. There is an article in Vox yesterday which explains exactly why there need to be more conservative citizen historians so as to hold "the experts" accountable. Titled "“They have no allegiance to liberal democracy”: an expert on antifa explains the group", faux-historian Mark Bray accurately admits that Antifa terrorists have no interest in Freedom. They have no allegiance to liberal democracy, which they believe has failed the marginalized...
  • To the Barricades! : We Will At Least Be Less Bored

    08/26/2017 5:36:01 AM PDT · by VR-21 · 26 replies
    Fred On Everything ^ | 24 August 2017 | Fred Reed
    Katie, bar the ever-lovin’ door. Compromise seems a forlorn hope in today’s strange version of America. Anger runs too deep. All that is left is to choose sides. We will then see whether the country sinks—continues sinking–into a Soviet future already largely upon us, or we see armed mobs battling in the streets. Does this sound crazy? I don’t think so. The hostility is beyond anything I have seen in what has become a depressingly long life. In the media, on the web, anger seethes. Countries both civilized and not have plunged into bloodshed over as little. Think of Sunnis...
  • The NFL has its first white national anthem protester

    08/22/2017 12:46:31 PM PDT · by detective · 98 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 22, 2017 | Mark W. Sanchez
    Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said last week that it would take a white player to kneel for the national anthem “to really get things changed.” Seth DeValve is testing that belief. The second-year Browns tight end knelt for “The Star-Spangled Banner” during Monday’s game in Cleveland against the Giants, part of a circle of more than a dozen players who bowed their heads in silent protest. They were flanked by several more teammates who stood and put their hands on the kneelers’ shoulders.
  • Afghan Taliban Begin Destruction of Ancient Buddha Statues (Sound Familiar?)

    08/19/2017 4:07:11 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 19 replies
    Common Dreams ^ | March 01, 2001 | Common Dreams
    An edict announced Monday by the militia's supreme leader, Mulla Mohammad Omar, calling for the destruction of all statues in line with "Islamic" laws, has caused shock around the world. Afghanistan is home to an array of pre-Islamic historic treasures from its days as a key stop on the ancient Silk Road and a strategic battleground for conquerers dating back to Alexander the Great and the Aryans before him. The two massive Bamiyan Buddhas, carved into a sandstone cliff near the provincial capital in central Afghanistan, stand 50 meters (165 feet) and 34.5 meters (114 feet) tall and were built...
  • Dems Risk Culture War Fight in Charlotteville Response

    08/18/2017 6:19:50 PM PDT · by rbg81 · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/18/2017 | Bill Barrow
    ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump’s widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked into a politically perilous culture war. Democrats have denounced Trump for blaming “both sides” for deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, and, more recently, for defending Confederate monuments. But the party faces a complex task: While addressing race and history in ways that reflect the party’s values, Democrats also need to focus on issues like jobs and the economy that resonate with a wider range of voters, including white independents,...
  • Another Million Consumers Cut the TV Cord Last Quarter

    08/10/2017 12:10:13 PM PDT · by tje · 106 replies
    DSL Reports ^ | Wednesday Aug 09 2017 18:00 EDT | Karl Bode
    While the rate of cord cutting during the second quarter wasn't quite as aggressively dire as many analysts predicted, the latest wave of TV subscribers lost by the traditional cable TV industry wasn't what you'd call good for the pay TV industry, either. Wall Street research firm MoffettNathanson predicts that once tallied, the sector lost about 1 million pay TV subscribers last quarter, with the losses hitting Dish Network, DirectTV, and AT&T particularly hard. Dish for example lost another 196,000 subscribers on the quarter, and that tally includes the additions seen to the company's Sling TV streaming video services (which...
  • 'The Summer of Love' Fifty Years Later: What Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll Gave Us

    08/05/2017 9:02:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 142 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/04/2017 | Mark Hendrickson, Center for Vision and Values, Grove City College
    For the baby-boomer generation (or at least the counterculture segment within it) the summer of 1967 became known as The Summer of Love.Actually, most of us boomers never experienced it. Certainly, 1967 wasn't a blissful, carefree summer of love for the hundreds of thousands of Americans serving in Vietnam.It didn't feel much like love in my hometown of Detroit either. Fifty years ago this week, on July 23, 1967 (a Sunday, as it is this year), deadly riots erupted in the Motor City. They lasted through Friday, July 28, when, with help from the National Guard (including Detroit Tigers' second...
  • Culture War Victory Still Possible for Conservatives

    07/24/2017 3:52:13 PM PDT · by fwdude · 10 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | July 23, 2017 | Scott Lively
    What we call the pro-family movement is a component of the larger conservative movement and deals with matters of sexuality and the natural family. Its American roots are in the cultural backlash to the Marxist revolution of the 1960s that turned family-centered society on its head and swapped the Judeo-Christian morality of our founding for Soviet-style “political correctness.” Before the 1960s there wasn’t any need for a “pro-family” movement because family values had been the overwhelming consensus of the western world for centuries. Indeed, so surprised were Americans about the cultural revolution that it took nearly twenty years for the...
  • Liberal Values Are Bankrupting Us

    07/19/2017 10:54:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2017 | Star Parker
    Recently, Gallup published the results of its annual Values and Beliefs poll. The headline of the report speaks for itself: "Americans Hold Record Liberal Views on Most Moral Issues." Gallup has been doing this poll since 2001, and the change in public opinion on the moral issues surveyed has been in one direction -- more liberal. Of 19 issues surveyed in this latest poll, responses on 10 are the most liberal since the survey started. Sixty-three percent say gay/lesbian relations are morally acceptable -- up 23 points from the first year the question was asked. Sixty-two percent say having a...
  • Is America Still a Nation?

    07/07/2017 11:06:14 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    LewRockwell.com ^ | July 5, 2017 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    In the first line of the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, Thomas Jefferson speaks of “one people.” The Constitution, agreed upon by the Founding Fathers in Philadelphia in 1789, begins, “We the people…” And who were these “people”? In Federalist No. 2, John Jay writes of them as “one united people … descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs…” If such are the elements of nationhood and peoplehood, can we still speak of Americans as one nation and...
  • The Crucial Role of Men

    07/02/2017 7:32:24 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 2 July, 2017 | Dymphna
    Another Right Angle video from Bill Whittle, this one called “Men Like These”. I hope you are fortunate to know such men – I often see them in our comment section but they will go nameless should I inadvertently leave one out…but you guys don’t need my acknowledgment: you know who you are, even if you’ve never had to do something like this. Or don’t have to do it anymore. Think of it as an early Fourth of July video, in honor of honorable men. (video at link(
  • Oncoming Racial Doom: The Clash of Cultures

    07/02/2017 9:34:28 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 38 replies
    Fred on Everything ^ | 6/15/2017 | Fred on Everything
    I'm certain this rather long essay has been around before. Because it is long, some of you may have not bothered to read it. If you do so now, you may agree with me that it outlines in brutal detail the origins of many of the troubles we now face. For that reason, I forward it again and encourage you to read it now. If you are EVER to understand why men like Jefferson, Lincoln and others believed that, while there are exceptions (think Sowell, Williams, Ben Carson, Colonel West, Herman Caine and others), it would take a looonnnggg time...
  • isney to Overhaul Classic Pirates of the Caribbean Ride to Appease PC Crow

    06/30/2017 4:46:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June ,30,2017 | Tom Ciccotta
    The famous auctioneer scene that takes place on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Disneyland and Disney World is set to be overhauled, according to a press release from the Disney Parks blog. As of 2017, the attraction — which opened in 1967 in Disneyland and 1973 in the Magic Kingdom of Disney World — will no longer feature the famous auctioneer scene, in which a red-headed “wench” is auctioned off to a crowd of raucous and dirty pirates who wish to make her their bride. An artist’s rendering of the new scenes reveals that the pirates will now...
  • Evangelicals, the last holdouts on gay marriage line

    06/29/2017 8:21:08 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 45 replies
    The Washington Times - ^ | Thursday, June 29, 2017 | By Cheryl K. Chumley -
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Resistance and opposition to same-sex marriage has been crumbling among Americans — save for one specific segment of society that’s proving the last wall to even wider acceptance: Evangelicals. This is not entirely unexpected. But it is uncomfortable. It puts those of most serious faith in a heated spotlight that can be used by the left to showcase the evangelical Christian crowd as discriminatory, as hate-filled, as antithetical to the core values of America. Standing strong on this point is not only going to prove lonely. It’s also going to prove a real test of faith — and conversely,...