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  • How Global Elites Forsake Their Countrymen

    08/15/2016 5:08:04 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 19 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | 8/13/2016 | Peggy Noonan
    Those in power see people at the bottom as aliens whose bizarre emotions they must try to manage. ############# This is about distance, and detachment, and a kind of historic decoupling between the top and the bottom in the West that did not, in more moderate recent times, exist. Recently I spoke with an acquaintance of Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, and the conversation quickly turned, as conversations about Ms. Merkel now always do, to her decisions on immigration. Last summer when Europe was engulfed with increasing waves of migrants and refugees from Muslim countries, Ms. Merkel, moving unilaterally, announced...
  • How Global Elites Forsake Their Countrymen

    08/13/2016 7:21:26 AM PDT · by Mariner · 58 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 11th, 2016 | Peggy Noonan
    This is about distance, and detachment, and a kind of historic decoupling between the top and the bottom in the West that did not, in more moderate recent times, exist. Recently I spoke with an acquaintance of Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, and the conversation quickly turned, as conversations about Ms. Merkel now always do, to her decisions on immigration. Last summer when Europe was engulfed with increasing waves of migrants and refugees from Muslim countries, Ms. Merkel, moving unilaterally, announced that Germany would take in an astounding 800,000. Naturally this was taken as an invitation, and more than a...
  • Former Jeb Super PAC Head Murphy: Iíd Vote for Hillary Over ĎNeo-Racistí Trump

    08/08/2016 5:55:09 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 80 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mike Murphy ó who ran Jebís Super PAC ó says that ďif it came down to just my vote and I had to decide, Iíd probably vote for Hillary and then jump in a lake out of massive depression.Ē Appearing on With All Due Respect, Murphy added that he hopes Trump doesnít win because heís ďa demagogue and a neo-racist.Ē Murphy gave Trump a 10% black-swan shot of winning. View the video here.
  • Harvard Republicans Decline to Endorse Donald Trump

    08/08/2016 4:40:25 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 30 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 8/5/2016 | Staff
    The Harvard Republican Club came out against Donald Trump this week, making this the first time in 128 years the college organization has refused to support the Republican presidential nominee. ďDonald Trump holds views that are antithetical to our values not only as Republicans, but as Americans,Ē the club wrote on their Facebook page. ďThe rhetoric he espouses Ė from racist slander to misogynistic taunts Ė is not consistent with our conservative principles, and his repeated mocking of the disabled and belittling of the sacrifices made by prisoners of war, Gold Star families, and Purple Heart recipients is not only...
  • Gingrich: ĎThe Elite Media Is 95 Percent Against Trumpí

    08/08/2016 11:52:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/08/16 | Trent Baker
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Sunday‚Äôs ‚ÄúCats Roundtable‚ÄĚ on New York AM 970 radio that the elite media is against GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. ‚ÄúIt is a period of turmoil. A lot of Republicans get very scared. The elite media is 95¬†percent¬†against Trump and they‚Äôre doing everything they can to fan the flames of a panic. The fact is that this race is a long, long way from over. The truth is that Hillary Clinton is probably the most dishonest person ever to run for president, and certainly the most corrupt ever to be nominated for president,‚Ä̬†¬†Gingrich...
  • GOP Goes Full Democrat

    08/08/2016 1:59:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 8, 2016 | Brian Joondeph
    Donald Trump has had an uphill battle since the day, over a year ago, when he announced his candidacy for the Republican Party presidential nomination. Against long odds and endless naysayers in the media and in his own party, he secured the party nomination for president and in the process received more primary votes than any other previous Republican candidate. Ever. Sharing votes with 16 other primary candidates. Now that he has the GOP nomination, one would think his main opponent would be Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party. If only it were so. Mrs. Clinton is a flawed candidate,...
  • 50 top GOP officials: Trump would 'risk our country's national security'

    08/08/2016 1:52:07 PM PDT · by rktman · 117 replies
    politico.com ^ | 8/8/2016 | Tyler Pager
    Donald Trump's effort to appeal to establishment Republicans suffered another setback on Monday as 50 senior GOP national security officials warned in a new letter that Trump would "risk our countryís national security and well-being.Ē The signatories of the letter, which was first reported by The New York Times, all worked in Republican administrations, with many serving as top aides to President George W. Bush. They said none of them would be voting for Trump. ďTrump lacks the character, values, and experience to be President,Ē they wrote. ďHe weakens U.S. moral authority as the leader of the free world. He...
  • Panic Among the Chickens (Projectile Vomit Alert)

    08/08/2016 12:55:32 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 44 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 15, 2016 | Bill Kristol
    GOP at 'new level of panic' over Trump," ran the banner Washington Post headline on August 4. Just two weeks earlier Donald Trump had accepted his party's presidential nomination, marking the occasion with an effective if not elegant speech. A few days later, polls showed Trump opening up a slight lead over Hil-lary Clinton. Then came the Democratic convention, well-produced but not particularly notableóexcept for the speech of Gold Star father Khizr Khan. Even this powerful statement would have drifted quickly into the rear-view mirror but for Donald Trump's grotesque and undisciplined reaction to it, which continued for days on...
  • Cultured Hicks

    07/05/2016 7:11:16 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 4 Jul, 2016 | ROD DREHER
    Ross Douthat says that the true divide in Western politics is now between globalists and nationalists ó and this divide is tribal. He explains the identifying markers of the Cosmopolitan tribe, i.e., what makes them different from the nationalist tribe (among them: their ďout groupĒ is Evangelical Christians). Douthat says thereís not necessarily anything wrong with this. A propensity for tribalism is part of human nature. More: But itís a problem that our tribe of self-styled cosmopolitans doesnít see itself clearly as a tribe: because that means our leaders canít see themselves the way the Brexiteers and Trumpistas and Marine...
  • Barack Obama: ĎMr. Trump Embodies Global Elitesí Not Working Class

    06/29/2016 4:23:33 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-28-2016 | Charles Spiering
    President Barack Obama is pushing back against the notion that Donald Trump is fighting for ordinary Americans. Instead, Obama calls Trump an elitist. ďMr. Trump embodies global elites and has taken full advantage of it his entire life,Ē the president said in an interview with National Public Radio. ďSo, heís hardly a spokesperson ó a legitimate spokesperson ó for a populist surge of working-class people on either side of the Atlantic.Ē Obama cautioned Americans and Europeans not to read too much into the unexpected Brexit vote, calling it a ďpauseĒ in the ongoing effort to integrate Europe into a untied...
  • Flashback: George Will Trashed Ronald Reagan in 1979 Ė Just Like Heís Trashing Trump Today

    06/27/2016 9:37:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 62 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/27/16 | Jim Hoft
    He sure can pick ‚Äôem. This weekend conservative columnist George Will ripped up his Republican Party card and left the party over Donald Trump. George Will even urged fellow Republicans not to support Donald Trump. Will wants Hillary to pick the next Supreme Court justices. Flashback: George Will Trashed Ronald Reagan in 1979 ‚Äď Just Like He‚Äôs Trashing Trump Today Jim Hoft Jun 27th, 2016 7:50 am 74 Comments He sure can pick ‚Äôem. This weekend conservative columnist George Will ripped up his Republican Party card and left the party over Donald Trump. George Will even urged fellow Republicans not...
  • CBS Anchor Says Hillary is 'More Vindictive' Than Trump Toward Political Enemies

    05/20/2016 6:08:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/20/2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Donald Trump's tweets are biting and his insults are painful and sometimes even career ending. Yet, CBS anchor John Dickerson, who moderated presidential debates during the primary season and had a front row seat to Trump's bombastic behavior, says it's Hillary Clinton who is "more vindictive" toward her opponents. He told Hugh Hewitt as much on his radio show Friday morning when the host asked him which presidential candidate was more ruthless toward their opponents. "I think Clinton," Dickerson said, after hesitating a bit. "Trump is very tough on those he does not like," Dickerson noted. "But, he gets over...
  • DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz: "We Have A Process Set Up That Is Eminently Fair"

    05/18/2016 11:42:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 18,2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on CNNís ďNew Day,Ē Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) reacted to news that Nevada State Democratic chairwoman Roberta Lange had been harassed by supporters of Sen. Bernie Sandersí (I-VT) presidential campaign who have alleged the process of delegate allotment has been unfair.
  • What elitists fear most about Trump

    05/10/2016 6:37:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/10/2016 | Mychael Massie
    It is interesting to observe the malevolent marplots, i.e., the establishment elitists, engage in what is by definition invidious discrimination against Donald Trump and all who support him. Elitists such as Mitt Romney, George Will, William Kristol, various politicos and the shadowy camorra of Republican saboteurs openly proclaim their intentions to undermine the will of the people. For a group who boasts itself as knowing what the will of the people is, itís interesting that understanding escapes these so-called Republicans pursuant to the fact that voters have made it clear they want Donald Trump. As I have said many times,...
  • Paul Nehlen: "Paul Ryan's Elitism Is Showing,"His Disdain And Disrespect The American (Shortened)

    05/06/2016 9:35:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 6, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Asked about what Politico reported as Paul Ryan ďditchingĒ presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, ďIt was stunning,Ē Ryanís primary challenger Paul Nehlen told Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon. ďI couldnít believe it,Ē continued Nehlen. ďI donít know where you get offÖĒ pausing to read from, then direct listeners to a new Nehlen campaign press release on the subject, ďPaul Ryanís elitism is showing.
  • Champagne socialism... Limousine and Private Jet Liberals? (CO2 Blues)

    04/21/2016 9:35:46 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 3 replies
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 4/21/2016 | RedNeckoBlogger
    Bernie Sanders (champion of the "downtrodden", the climate, wannabe punisher of the successful and "free stuff" Santa Claus) charted a Boeing 767 jet for his overnight trip to Rome to see fellow socialist Pope Francis. According to the Daily Mail... that requires approx 33,192 gallons of fuel for the round trip. 50 or so passengers made the trip with Bern (767 capacity is 250 or so). Comparison to me: calculations of driving patterns based on my two vehicles (one a dreaded eeeveel SUV!), my wife and I "Bern" about 25 gallons of fuel a week. Based on our total fuel...
  • Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards Pretty Much Says Pro-Life Women Aren't Really Women

    04/19/2016 2:11:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    At a New York campaign rally for Hillary Clinton Monday, Planned Parenthood¬ís Cecile Richards pretty much said that pro-life women aren¬ít really women, nor do they support women¬ís rights. It wasn¬ít that specific, as she said, ¬ďA woman voting for Ted Cruz is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.¬Ē So, as a woman, you must vote for a pro-abortion candidate? And if you don¬ít, you¬íre stupid, misinformed, or worse, not really supportive of American women. It¬ís typical liberal bullying. Conform to my principles because if you don¬ít¬Ėyour whole existence doesn¬ít make sense. I can¬ít convince you, so you must...
  • Hillary Clinton broke the rules on the NYC subway. That's not fair [Broke Law]

    04/08/2016 12:46:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | April 8, 2016 | Ali Gharib
    New Yorkers got a chuckle on Thursday morning when Hillary Clinton rode the subway. On her way into the station, Clinton had a little bit of trouble swiping her MetroCard: it took five goes for her to finally get the green light and pass through the turnstile. This little incident became the cause of much mirth. ďClinton struggles to get through subway entrance,Ē said Politico. ďFormer New York Senator Hillary Clinton Struggles to Swipe Her Subway MetroCard,Ē reported ABC. ďVideo Shows Hillary Clinton Struggling With MetroCard At Bronx Subway Station,Ē said the local CBS affiliateís website.
  • America to Establishment: Who the hell are you people ?

    03/24/2016 5:40:05 PM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | March 24th, 2016 | By David Lightman
    ST. LOUIS The people who spend two bucks for chili at the Courtesy Diner at Laclede Station Road canít fathom why anyone would pay Hillary Clinton $225,000 to make a speech. Nor can they understand why the U.S. Senate is taking a 17-day break for Easter after spending much of their time last week fuming over the Supreme Court vacancy. Somehow, people all over America are saying loudly and clearly this election year, Washington and its enablers Ė the media, the political pros and Wall Street Ė donít understand us. Thatís why, all over this slice of middle America, exasperated...
  • Kevin D. Williamson and National Review Are Elitist Scum

    03/21/2016 7:38:46 AM PDT · by xzins · 46 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 18 Mar 16 | George Rasley
    While movement conservatives would like to blame the Republican establishment for the rise of Donald Trump and the attendant political problems he has created for the national Republican Party, as our friend Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, pointed out in a recent article for Breitbart, those whom we call ďestablishment conservativesĒ bear just as much responsibility for Trumpís rise.† And there†is no†better example of how DCís snide elitist ďconservativesĒ have helped create Trump than†a recent†cover†article†in†National Review†by one Kevin†D.†Williamson.†† Mr. Williamson, who has apparently never done anything in conservative politics except pontificate for various elite journals, took to...
  • Trump and Cruz: What is a Conservative?

    02/15/2016 9:20:12 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/15/16 | Jim O'Neill
    Professional politician Bernie Sanders talks about a revolution. Well Trump is the revolution I heartily accept the motto, ‚ÄúThat government is best which governs least;‚ÄĚ and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which I also believe, ‚ÄúThat government is best which governs not at all;‚ÄĚ and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have.‚ÄĒHenry Thoreau (1817-1862) ‚ÄúCivil Disobedience‚ÄĚ To hear some conservative elitists tell it you would think that to be considered a true conservative you need...
  • Trump‚Äôs Not a Conservative Icon, and I Don‚Äôt Care!

    02/12/2016 8:29:55 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 181 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/12/16 | Jim O'Neill
    We the people have responded--to the disbelief and chagrin of the elites: "We love America, we think it is great, and you can take your global utopia and shove it where the sun don't shine!" God bless America! Trump‚Äôs no conservative an‚Äô I don‚Äôt care. Doo-da, doo-da. Trump‚Äôs no conservative an‚Äô I don‚Äôt care. Oh de doo-dah day. Gonna run all night; gonna run all day. Trump‚Äôs no conservative an‚Äô I don‚Äôt care. Votin‚Äô Trump anyway. To the tune of ‚ÄúCamptown Races/Ladies,‚ÄĚ Stephen Foster (1826-1864) (Note: also works with ‚ÄúTrump‚Äôs not a liberal‚Ķ.‚ÄĚ) Trump is a philosophically unmoored political opportunist...
  • We Are Sick of Paying the Price for Elitists to Feel Smug

    01/18/2016 4:43:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    A lot of us complain that our elite betters are ignoring our concerns, but nothing could be further from the truth. They have heard us all right. They have gotten together to come up with a solution to the many problems we have brought to their attention. And that solution is for us to shut up and keep sucking up whatever abuse they choose to heap upon us. It's all about empowering the elite to feel smug. And about sticking us normal with the check. Upset about establishment virtue signaling that requires us to take limitless numbers of Third World...
  • Paris Climate Conference really should be held at Versailles(let 'em eat cake)

    11/30/2015 6:27:33 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/29/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    There is a distinct ‚ÄúLet them eat cake‚ÄĚ aspect to the COP 21 climate conference to which President Obama jets off today. In the name of reducing carbon emissions, Air Force One and various support aircraft have made and will make multiple journeys across the Atlantic. Lifestyle compromises are for the little people, you see, who are expected to pay more for electricity, downsize their vehicles (if they can keep a carat all), shiver in the winter and sweat in the summer. And the agreements the world leaders are expected to reach: they are startlingly and increasingly unpopular with the...
  • Obama: Keystone would make planet ‚Äėuninhabitable‚Äô

    11/09/2015 3:25:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2015 | David Boyer
    President Obama said Monday that the Keystone pipeline and other such fossil-fuel development projects would make Earth "uninhabitable." "We've got to lead by example, because ultimately, if we're going to prevent large parts of the Earth from becoming not only inhospitable but uninhabitable, then we're going to have to keep some fossil fuels in the ground rather than burn them," Mr. Obama told cheering grassroots supporters at a gathering in Washington.
  • "Some People Just Don't Fit In The Economy" Buffett Explains: "We'll Send Them Off To Afghanistan"

    09/08/2015 5:58:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 9/8/15 | Tyler Durden
    Not to be outdone by his partner Charlie Munger (who offended many with his comments that "gold is a great thing to sew onto your garments if you're a Jewish family in Vienna in 1939,"), Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett - having already taken on Europe, comparing Greece to a "dog peeing on the carpet" of Europe, suggesting Germany stop "rewarding behavior you want to get rid of" - takes aim at the military. Speaking on Bloomberg TV, the octagenerian oracle of offense just unfriended every American veteran... "You want everybody educated to their potential. You want people to reach their...
  • Know What the GOP Establishment Thinks of You

    09/02/2015 8:02:24 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 64 replies
    http://theblacksphere.net ^ | September 1, 2015 | George Hewes
    For many years now grassroots conservatives have grumbled that the Republican establishment in Washington views them with contempt. Rarely has that contempt been displayed as brazenly as it was on this weekís episode of Fox News Sunday. During the showís panel discussion, columnist George Will and Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute in particular showed how GOP bigwigs view their base. Will started the banter by suggesting that the popularity of insurgent GOP candidates was tantamount to ďprimal screamĒ psychotherapy where voters are venting their frustrations by backing political newcomers over their more traditional rivals. Brooks seconded Willís thesis...
  • Liberals finally get a taste of Obama's arrogance

    05/16/2015 12:11:30 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 15, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Link only due to NY Post rules.
  • Dem: Weíve Become ĎParty of Liberal Elites,í ĎHave Left Our Lunch-Bucket Alliesí (Kurt Schrader)

    05/14/2015 7:47:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 05/14/2015 | Ben Graham
    Itís the admission conservatives have been waiting for! Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) just told the world what conservatives have suspected for decades:ďOur party has gotten to be a party of liberal elites. Thatís great if you want to be in the minority for the next 30 years. Thatís not where America is. Democrats have left our lunch-bucket allies behind.ĒIn an interview regarding his opposition to the EPA, Rep. Schrader makes the admission after after calling the EPA the ďbig problem for economic development in our region.Ē Ö
  • Leonardo DiCaprio the 'eco warrior' flew on a private jet from NY to LA SIX times in SIX weeks

    04/18/2015 8:10:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/18/2015 | unknown
    He's a high profile advocate of environmental causes, believes the world must act now to combat the effects of global climate change and is producing documentaries about endangered species. But accusations of hypocrisy have also dogged Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, 40, with detractors accusing him of not practicing what he preaches. Now with RadarOnline reporting Friday that he took six private jet flights in just six weeks last year, it may prove hard for the actor to justify the need to avail himself of more than $200,000 worth of private travel between LA and New York in such a short...
  • Millionaires' choice for president: Hillary

    12/10/2014 12:59:46 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 10, 2014 | Robert Frank
    Respondents got to choose among nine potential candidates in the survey: Clinton; Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); Vice President Joe Biden; Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.); Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas); Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); former Governor Jeb Bush (R-Fla.); Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Governor Scott Walker (R-Wis.) Clinton gets the support of 38 percent of women millionaires and 27 percent of male millionaires. Among male millionaires of both parties, Hillary is the top choice, with 27 percent. Millionaires are sharply divided on their choice for the next President of the U.S., according to the second CNBC Millionaire Survey released today. Yet...
  • Liberal Arrogance at the Core of Obamacare

    11/16/2014 6:02:37 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
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  • Obamacare Architect Exposes Progressive Totalitarianism (Gruber article)

    11/13/2014 6:23:34 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 21 replies
    Front Page Magazine.com ^ | 13NOV2014 | Bruce Thornton
    Professor Jonathan Gruber of MIT, who designed the Affordable Care Act, used to be the symbol of the Democratsí technocratic bona fides, and an example of how big government with its ďscientificĒ experts can solve social and economic problems from health care to a warming planet. Yet a recently publicized video of remarks he made at a panel in 2013, along with 2 other videos in the same vein, has now made him the poster child of the elitist progressivesí contempt for the American people, and their sacrifice of prudence and reason to raw political power. In the video Gruber...
  • Streisand-Backed Measure to Block Whole Foods Wins in Malibu

    11/05/2014 4:45:57 PM PST · by rktman · 106 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 11/5/2014 | unknown
    The ballot item, Measure R, spearheaded by actor, director and producer Rob Reiner and backed by entertainment-industry figures including Barbra Streisand, Tom Hanks and David Geffen, passed with 59 percent of the vote, according to election results released today.
  • Gramsci's Dream Came True: We Have a Leftist Ruling Class

    10/25/2014 7:42:38 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Oct. 25, 2014 | Paul Austin Murphy
    Antonio Gramsci is a figure of high importance to the development of the left, both in Britain and the United states. While looking into Gramsci, I came across James Joll's book, a clear exposition of Gramsciís ideas by a fan of the Italian Marxist. Thus it can be said that the text is a fair account of Gramsci's ideas. And if there is any bias in the texts I've chosen, it's bias in favor -- rather than against Ė Antonio Gramsci.
  • Rage Against the Maitre Dí Or, Celebrity Commies Are Full of It, Tom Morello Exhibit

    10/01/2014 11:25:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | 9/30/2014 | Stephen Kruiser
    Following his performance Friday night (September 26) at the El Corazon as part of a benefit concert for 15 Now, the grassroots organization that successfully fought for a $15 minimum wage in Seattle, Morello and his entourage allegedly tried to get ďa special roomĒ at The 5 Point Cafe even though the place was already ďat capacityĒ and there was ďa lineĒ of people waiting to get in. The restaurantís doorman apparently told Morello and his crew that he could not accommodate them, after which the guitarist took to his Twitter to blast the eatery, writing: ďFive Point restaurant in...
  • High-profile New York event highlights Clinton's 'elite' image

    09/23/2014 9:13:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies
    reuters.com ^ | September 23, 2014 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    When Hillary Clinton rubs shoulders with financial executives and philanthropic giants at the Clinton Global Initiative's meeting this week, it will underscore the tension between her elite connections and populist image likely to feature in her expected 2016 presidential campaign. Seen by liberal critics as a close ally of the global elite, she will have to appeal to middle class voters after facing criticism this summer that she is out of touch. Clinton drew the ire of progressives and Republicans alike in June by saying she was "dead broke" after leaving the White House as first lady in 2001. And...
  • Robert Kennedy Jr., Aspiring Tyrant

    09/23/2014 5:51:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | 9-22-14 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Blissfully unaware of how hot the irony burned, Robert Kennedy Jr. yesterday took to a public protest to rail avidly in favor of censorship. The United States government, Kennedy lamented in an interview with Climate Depot, is not permitted by law to ďpunishĒ or to imprison those who disagree with him ó and this, he proposed, is a problem of existential proportions. Were he to have his way, Kennedy admitted, he would cheer the prosecution of a host of ďtreasonousĒ figures ó among them a number of unspecified ďpoliticiansĒ; those bÍtes noires of the global Left, Kansasís own Koch Brothers;...
  • Bill Gates, wife donate $1 million to gun control group

    08/26/2014 6:37:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    ap ^ | August 25, 2014
    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, bringing the total amount the campaign has brought in up to nearly $6 million. ... The large donation comes on the heels of fellow Microsoft co-founder Paul Allenís $500,000 donation earlier this month. Also last week, venture capitalist Nick Hanauer donated an additional $1 million, bring his total donation to the campaign to nearly $1.4 million.
  • Why Does Cycling Attract So Many Snobs?

    06/30/2014 8:38:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 222 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 30 Jun 2014 | Jamie Fewery
    A new breed of cyclist is infecting our roads and destroying the inclusive nature of bike riding. Jamie Fewery introduces 'sportive snobbery'It was inevitable that with the rapid growth in cycling, factions would emerge. Sub groups of cyclists who define themselves by how seriously they take the sport, their kit, their observance of cyclingís heritage; gangs and coteries who jostle to adopt the lifestyle to a greatest degree. Reach a critical mass of humans who enjoy a shared interest and lines will inevitably be drawn. The peloton rarely sticks together. For the most part, this is fine. As with...
  • Our Ruling Class

    06/25/2014 12:59:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    PJ Media's Belmont Club ^ | June 24, 2014 | Richard Fernandez
    There are two sorts of stock human dramas that play out in every age of history. The first concerns people who were once rich but are now discovering they are poor. The second is their opposite; people who were once poor who suddenly realize they are rich. Years ago there were riveting accounts in a Manila newspaper about a man, whose surname was a byword for inherited wealth, pathetically resisting eviction from his ancestral home. The man ó who gave his occupation as artist ó sat disconsolate in the driveway of his former home, surrounded by his books, records and...
  • YES THIS IS REALLY A THING, VIP ABORTION SERVICES FEATURED IN NEW YORK

    05/31/2014 4:12:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Live Action News ^ | May 30, 2014 | JEANNIE DEANGELIS
    Eastside Gynecology is located in a neighborhood in New York City where very important people live in close proximity. That¬ís why it seems fitting that the high-end abortion clinic would appeal to nearby potential clientele by offering VIP Abortion Services.For women with discriminating tastes, Eastside Gynecology offers ¬ďexclusive and VIP surgical services¬Ē for early and late-term abortions, surgical abortions, and manual vacuum aspirations (MVA) ¬ďfor any patient who requires the utmost in service, comfort, and confidentiality.¬ĒAccording to the Eastside Gynecology website: Our VIP rooms are designed to make you feel at home, with a luxurious mahogany bed, oil paintings,...
  • VIP Abortions: Clinic Offers Mahogany Furniture, Luxurious Bathrobes, Concierge Services

    05/27/2014 8:43:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    life news ^ | Carole Novielli
    On their Facebook page- New Yorkís Eastside Gynecology has posted a meme appearing to support the second amendment. But Ė even more interesting is that this abortion clinic offers,Ē VIP Abortion ServicesĒ Private ab The child killing center explains their private abortion clinic as offering ďexclusive and VIP surgical services for any patient who requires the utmost in service, comfort, and confidentiality.Ē vip Their website describes what you get, ďYou are taken directly to a private room, where you will fill out any necessary paperwork, consult with the doctor, and recover. Our VIP rooms are designed to make you feel...
  • Wendy Davisí snobby campaign pities single moms and trailer park folks

    01/22/2014 1:48:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 22, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    An odd thing happened on the way to Wendy Davisí personal and campaign narratives. Iím so old, I remember when feminists believed women didnít need a man to be happy or to raise a family, and liberals argued that the American Dream was not restricted to tony subdivisions of McMansions. And then we have the Wendy Davis campaign, which has captured the heart of progressive America by supporting unfettered access to late-term abortions. But along that road to ending viable life, the Wendy Davis campaign picked up on a campaign theme that treats single moms as hopelessly failed. Davis said...
  • Millionaire Congresswoman: Income Inequality is ĎExistential Threatí to U.S. (Rosa DeLauro)

    01/20/2014 5:08:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 20, 2014 - 1:14 PM | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), who is worth millions of dollars according to her congressional financial disclosure statement, says Congress needs to tackle income inequality because it ďposes an existential threat to our nation and our way of life.Ē [Ö] According to her congressional financial disclosure statement for 2012, DeLauro is worth between $5 million and $25 million. Ö
  • Barbara Bush reveals close friendship: ĎI love Bill Clintoní

    01/20/2014 2:39:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | January 20, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    Sarah Palin is known to say that America is governed by a ďpermanent political class,Ē and recent comments by former first lady Barbara Bush about how she views former President Bill Clinton lends credence to that point of view. Before Bushís recent health issues, she sat down for an interview with C-SPAN, part of a series of profiles on Americaís first ladies, Investorís Business Daily reported. In a candid conversation, Mrs. Bush reveals the bond of friendship that has formed between former President George H.W. Bush, herself and Clinton, whom she said visits ďevery summer.Ē While noting that they do...
  • Michelle Obama's 50th: 'Such a fun, fun party' (Parties past 3 a.m. w/ Beyoncť, McCartney, etc.)

    01/19/2014 5:25:01 PM PST · by kristinn · 34 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | Sunday, Janaury 19, 2014 | Katherine Skiba
    Beyonce and Stevie Wonder rocked the White House at a star-studded, late-night dance party celebrating first lady Michelle Obama's 50th birthday, two guests told the Tribune on Sunday. President Barack Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha joined family friends, elected officials, entertainers, athletes, business executives and big donors at the gala, which kicked off Saturday and lasted until the wee hours Sunday morning, the sources said. The event was closed to the press, and the White House did not release a guest list or any other details. But two guests spoke to the Tribune on condition of anonymity, describing a...
  • Happy Birthday MO! There's NO way to thank you for all youíve done!

    01/19/2014 8:32:45 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-19-2014 | MOTUS
    Happy Birthday card from AARP: Best wishes and sincere thanks for all youíve done for us! Youíve probably noticed: the photo embargo, backed by the full faith, credit and retaliatory power of the U.S. government, was in full force for Lady Mís big, historic, Fab Fifty bash last night. So itís unlikely that you will see much of the actual party that you paid for. The photo-Gestapo gendarmes were out in full force. As of this morning they had confiscated ďdetainedĒ over 350 cameras and smartphones that will be scanned for data by the NSA before and if they are...
  • DOE Plugs Energy Rating for Homes, Similar to MPG Rating for Cars

    01/13/2014 8:14:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    CNS ^ | January 13, 2014 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The Energy Department on Tuesday is rolling out new, improved software to help Americans measure the energy efficiency of their homes. DOE says its energy-scoring software -- called the Home Energy Scoring Tool -- is like a vehicle's mile-per-gallon rating because it allows homeowners to compare the energy performance of their homes to other homes nationwide. It also provides homeowners with suggestions for improving their homes' efficiency. The software is part of the government's effort to reduce the nation's energy consumption; but it's also billed as a way to keep home-retrofitting going, at a time when stimulus funds...
  • Let's pluck 'Duck Dynasty' and sweep away trailer-trash TV

    12/22/2013 12:49:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 115 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 20, 2013 | Paul Whitefield
    Having grown up living in a trailer -- but having never, ever watched ďDuck DynastyĒ -- I feel uniquely qualified to say this: Enough with the trailer-trash TV shows. I donít really care which side of the septic tank you stand on regarding the stuff that ďDuck DynastyĒ star Phil Robertson spouted. Like a mountain lion stalking a deer (an example the showís fans might like), he was just doing what came natural when he mouthed off about gays, blacks, God and the little woman. Itís not his fault. Itís Americaís. We -- well, fine, not all ďweísĒ but enough...