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  • Even Steven -- Fundamental Problems with Equality

    12/06/2014 6:11:27 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-5-14 | Deana Chadwell
    The further into the frightening future we travel, the more we will need to understand what has gone wrong with our national thinking, and more importantly, how we are going to correct it. We have spent the last 6 years listening to our dear leader chastise us about equality, about paying our “fair share,” about redistributing wealth. His ideas are essentially and hopelessly false and infantile. Either we rid ourselves of such rubbish, or life in America will continue to go bad. The idea of fairness is one of the earliest moral ideas that children grasp. If little Steven sees...
  • No Matter What Color You Are

    11/28/2014 1:49:45 PM PST · by Samuel II · 1 replies
    The Steady Drip ^ | July 16 2013 | Samuel II
    However, the solution is available within this very same demographic group. Not everybody is sick. One of the most valuable areas of research for epidemiologists is studying those who don't get sick. How are the functional people in this demographic group behaving? Mostly they succeed because of hard work, good values, and responsible living. And that is a universal recipe for success and is not confined to any demographic group. Those are the nongovernmental solutions that can heal a sick society. Blaming the pathology on other people is not a solution. Blaming the pathology on history is not a solution.
  • Erdogan: Of course women aren’t equal to men ( Moslem Turkey )

    11/25/2014 11:13:41 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 25, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    In case you were looking for an actual “war on women” as opposed to some fictional hysteria constructed for the entertainment of daytime cable news soap operas, you might want to take a look at Turkey. The new president of our “ally” in the region near Syria, Tayyip Erdogan, decided to opine on the subject of gender relations this week and he really wasn’t worried about mincing words. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said women cannot be treated as equal to men, and has accused feminists of rejecting motherhood. “You cannot put women and men on an equal footing,”...
  • Horror Stories from and Solutions for Schoolgirls Escaping Boko Haram

    11/02/2014 10:44:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2014 | Kimberly Smith
    Boko Haram is a radical Islamic wanna-be ruling force in Nigeria who kidnapped nearly 300 school girls in one fell swoop in April of this year. Michelle Obama was outraged. EightyU.S. military troops flew in, vowing to never leave until the girls are found. The Nigerian government agreed to a ceasefire against the captors, claiming the group is preparing to release the girls—who they openly call “sex slaves” and threaten to sell in the market. Yet, hundreds more girls and women have been kidnapped since April by the same wanna-bes, including 60 immediately after the ceasefire proclamation and 30 more...
  • Obama’s Ideal Revolution [VDH]

    10/09/2014 4:26:20 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/9/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>America’s current revolutionary inspiration seems to derive more from Robespierre than Madison.</p> <p>At the end of the 18th century, there were two great Western revolutions — the American and the French. Americans opted for the freedom of the individual, and divinely endowed absolute rights and values.</p>
  • Liberal BBC Asks, “Is Sport Sexist?” While Promoting Inequality

    09/28/2014 2:15:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    The New American ^ | 22Sept14 | Selwyn Duke
    It long ago became clear to me that, despite all the pretense, protesting and politicking, no one who has ever seriously thought about equality actually believes in it. When making this case, one could point to how Eric Holder’s DOJ is currently suing the Pennsylvania State Police for treating women equally (how dare they!), but there’s perhaps no better example than a recent BBC writer who asks, “Is sport sexist?” The author, Aimee Lewis, poses the question because there are still sports where the women’s categories don’t precisely correspond to the men’s; for example, she mentions how women gymnasts and...
  • Why Some Americans Are More Equal Than Others

    09/02/2014 4:21:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 2, 2014 | Jedediah Purdy
    Americans pride themselves on an egalitarian society open to all. But some equality and inequality exist uneasily side by side. And the U.S. has never resolved this contradiction.If the world is lucky enough to produce historians of the early 21st century, one question seems certain to grab their attention. How did so much equality coexist with so much inequality? Economic inequality—the difference between the richest and the poorest, or between the rich and everyone else —has reached some of its highest levels ever, both in the U.S. and at around the world. Yet our time is also marked by a...
  • What Is the Price of Perfect Equality?

    08/17/2014 4:50:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 17, 2014 | Shannon Chamberlain
    Some of the best analyses lie not in the field of economics, but in books like The Giver—dystopian tales sitting on shelves marked Young Adult.Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges in The Giver.The world is an increasingly unequal and unfair place, economists tell us. Every year, it becomes a little harder to picture what equal opportunity and egalitarianism even look like. As the rich attract capital like Jupiter attracts space debris and the poor fail to make any substantial gains, the gap between them comes to seem to us less surmountable, more of a force of nature than something for which...
  • Lou Holtz's Two Americas

    08/01/2014 7:43:56 PM PDT · by econjack · 9 replies
    Talk ^ | July 31, 2014 | Lou Holtz
    The Democrats are right, there are two Americas. The America that works, and the America that doesn’t. The America that contributes, and the America that doesn’t. It’s not the haves and the have nots, it’s the dos and the don'ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support themselves, contribute to society, and others don't. That’s the divide in America . It’s not about income inequality, it’s about civic irresponsibility. It’s about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office. It’s about a political party that loves power more than...
  • Conservatives say the U.S. has done enough to create equality for blacks. Young liberals agree.

    07/01/2014 1:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Post's Wonk Blog ^ | July 1, 2014 | Emily Badger
    One last dip into a big Pew survey we've been discussing about on the politics and policy views of Americans. Pew surveyed more than 10,000 adults earlier this year on topics ranging from their views of Hillary Rodham Clinton to taking the bus, and the report divides their responses along a set of political typologies that group respondents into generally coherent categories across the range of policy issues: i.e., the "business conservative," the "solid liberal," the young "next generation left." Across that spectrum, there is not surprisingly wide disagreement on racial progress in America and the steps government still must...
  • Armed & Dangerous: The Terrorism of the LGBT Radicals

    06/08/2014 2:56:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2014 | Joanne Moudy
    When the word ‘terrorism’ is used today, most people equate it with Muslim extremists, radical bombings and hijacked aircraft. But there’s another form of terrorism happening right here in America, and the perpetrators are out to destroy the very fiber of our Judeo-Christian heritage and U.S. Constitution. Welcome to the bloody LGBT battlefield where everyone is fair game in a relentless, multifaceted assault on our humanity. Make no mistake about the LGBT intentions. No longer content to ‘fit in’ or simply be ‘accepted’ by others for living an odd lifestyle, today they are out to castrate the minds and hearts...
  • Will Submarines Have Daycare Facilities?

    05/29/2014 3:19:27 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 28 replies
    The Thinking Housewife ^ | May 24, 2014 | Laura Wood
    FOR years we have been hearing that women are just like men except for a few minor anatomical differences and therefore all (lucrative) occupations that were once male should be opened to women. No sooner is this transformation enacted by government or corporations in some specific arena than it is openly admitted that women are very different from men and the workplace must be transformed to accommodate these differences. An announcement by a Naval commander typifies this phenomenon. The Navy once decided it must have women sailors because women are just like men. Now the Navy says it can’t retain...
  • Female Marine Pullup Failure Doesn't Mean Women Aren't Strong

    05/22/2014 5:30:04 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 112 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 3, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    The Associated Press reports: More than half of female Marines in boot camp can't do three pullups, the minimum standard that was supposed to take effect with the new year, prompting the Marine Corps to delay the requirement, part of the process of equalizing physical standards to integrate women into combat jobs. The delay rekindled sharp debate in the military on the question of whether women have the physical strength for some military jobs, as service branches move toward opening thousands of combat roles to them in 2016.
  • Pope Francis declares (via Twitter), ‘Inequality is the root of social evil’

    04/28/2014 8:25:07 PM PDT · by DaveMSmith · 90 replies
    Twichy ^ | 4/28/14
    See link for discussion.
  • Statesmanship and the Dangers of Civil Religion

    04/26/2014 2:06:50 AM PDT · by Rashputin
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | April 24, 2014 | Bruce Frohnen
    Statesmanship and the Dangers of Civil Religion by Bruce Frohnen I recently attended a conference on statesmanship. Truth be told, there are reasons to be ambivalent about statesmanship. While public service is a great virtue, the statesman specifically serves the state, generally meaning the government of the nation state. And, while anyone in a position of high authority and power must be motivated (and more importantly constrained) by a sense of duty, demands for statesmanship tend to hold up a model of greatness in political leadership that is profoundly dangerous. The desire to be “great” by upholding the interests...
  • Equality in Discipline

    04/16/2014 4:04:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April m16, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    George Leef, director of research for the North Carolina-based John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, authored a Forbes op-ed article titled "Obama Administration Takes Groupthink To Absurd Lengths." The subtitle is "School Discipline Rates Must Be 'Proportionate.'" (http://tinyurl.com/mxnlg9h). Let's examine some of the absurdity of the Obama administration's take on student discipline. Last January, the departments of Justice and Education published a "guidance" letter describing how schools can meet their obligations under federal law to administer student discipline without discriminating on the basis of race, color or national origin. Its underlying threat is that if federal bureaucrats learn...
  • Student Unrest in Springtime

    04/10/2014 8:46:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Spring is in the air, and one senses that it is again time for the college students of the land to engage in protest. It all began in the late 1960s, and one of the legacies of that period is that the campuses are evacuated as soon as possible. By May, the student body will be vamoosing. Administrators have discovered that that soft, gentle, spring-like weather breeds discontent among the students, drunken carousal, violence and criminality. It is best to return the inmates to their parents. An early sign of this seasonal discontent came a week ago at...
  • Per Obama, Female Soldiers Should Make Less Money than Males

    04/10/2014 4:45:19 AM PDT · by Desperado67 · 12 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 04/09/2014 | Rob Binsrick
    In his latest White House teleprompter reading on Tuesday, President Barack Obama railed against the alleged problem of pay inequality between male and female workers. He stated assertively at one point, "Equal pay for equal work, it's not that complicated." Obama also signed two more executive orders that are tangental to the issue. So assuming that Obama is a man of his word, it is fair to say that he is about to embark on his own latest 'war on women' and declare that female members of the U.S. Army should be paid less than their male counterparts. How can...
  • The Rise of American Totalitarianism

    04/09/2014 3:02:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 4/9/2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Last Thursday, Mozilla, the company that’s home to the web browser Firefox, forced the resignation of CEO Brendan Eich. What, precisely, had Eich done wrong? Back in 2008, Eich had donated $1,000 to the Proposition 8 effort backing traditional marriage in California. Dating website OKCupid posted a ban on Firefox traffic, issuing a message to Firefox users instead: “Those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame, and frustration are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure.” That ban reportedly prompted the action at Mozilla.Of course, it was the people pushing for Eich’s ouster who were...
  • A “Marriage Spring?” —Like the Arab Spring?

    03/28/2014 4:15:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Recently, I was a panelist on MSNBC. The topic was same sex marriage. A fellow panelist called for a Marriage Spring. We know what that means. Or we think we do. The unmarriage advocate wants us to hurry up and overthrow the existing order. Do it as the Arab Street has been doing it: Assemble a vast mass of people entering the square to insist on change. Demand an end to an oppressive old order. And it will all happen with stunning suddenness—just as the winds of change have blown through the Arab world. Or so they say. We all...
  • Women Fail to Achieve Male Marines' Lowest Standard

    03/22/2014 10:59:59 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 49 replies
    A Colonel of Truth ^ | January 14, 2014 | Jude Eden
    Earlier this year, the Marine Corps decided to delay the low 3 pull-up requirement for women that they had hoped to apply in 2014. The measure was set in preparation for compliance with the Pentagon’s intent to open combat units to women in 2016. Since less than half of female recruits could make the minimum requirement by the end of 2013, this implementation is being delayed.
  • Calling a Spade a 'Garden Implement' Doesn't Make it a Hoe

    03/16/2014 5:53:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/16/2014 | Clarice Feldman
    ......A spade certainly is a garden implement, but if you are in the gardening shed and I need a spade, I’d better ask you for one, or you might bring out a hoe, useless for my work.......
  • A Conservative Case for Marriage Equality and Zots

    03/13/2014 3:56:08 PM PDT · by Aqua Buddhist · 139 replies
    The Princeton Tory ^ | February 11, 2014 | Evan Draim
    Within a few days, a federal district judge in my home-state of Virginia will likely rule on the constitutionality of the commonwealth’s Marshall-Newman Amendment, which only permits marriage between one man and one woman. Frankly, as a conservative Republican and as a Christian, I hope that the amendment is struck down. Republicans value marriage so highly because it encourages people to live according to conservative values. For instance, by enabling two people to share resources, marriage makes couples more financially secure, thereby reducing their dependence on government. In addition, marriage binds people into permanent, monogamous relationships, enabling couples to more...
  • The Importance of Real Equality ... And why the government can't provide it

    02/06/2014 7:27:39 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/5/2014 | Dr. Burt Folson
    The subject of "equality" is the source of much political debate these days. Ever since the founding era, free market thinkers have argued for equality of opportunity in the economic order. Equality, in other words, is a framework, not a result. In modern terms, the goal is a level playing field. Government should be a referee that enforces property rights, laws and contracts equally for all individuals. What the free market view means in policy terms is no (or few) tariffs for business, no subsidies for farmers, and no racism written into law. Also, successful businessmen will not be subject...
  • Income Equality is Undesirable And Unattainable

    02/04/2014 8:31:45 PM PST · by PingPongChampion · 10 replies
    Poletical ^ | February 1st, 2014 | R. Rados
    Nothing is more unrealistic, unfeasible, and completely preposterous than the idea of income equality. There is no way that all individuals with varying talents and abilities could ever be equal. Furthermore, there's no reason they should be. If you believe this, it doesn't make you cold-hearted, callous, or evil. What it makes you is rational and highly reasonable. Unfortunately, the world of politics is rarely rational or reasonable. Income inequality is an unsolvable issue. Rather than accepting it as inevitable or natural, politicians describe it as a problem. This problem of income inequality is vague and wide reaching. It becomes...
  • E.F.A. NAMES FEBRUARY 1ST 'INTERNATIONAL ZOOPHILE-RIGHTS / BESTIALITY-RIGHTS DAY!!!'

    01/27/2014 4:18:11 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 20 replies
    http://www.equalityforall.net ^ | September 13 2014 | EFA
    E.F.A. will be spearheading an international effort to name February 1st, ‘International Zoophile-Rights/Beastiality-Rights Day!’
  • Milton Friedman on "Equality" (a single minute of absolute brilliance to rebut the liberals)

    01/27/2014 8:13:38 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    "In my opinion, a society that aims for equality before liberty, will end up with neither equality nor liberty. And a society that aims first for liberty, will not end up with equality, but it will end up with a closer approach to equality, than any other kind of system than has ever been developed. Now that conclusion, is based both on evidence across history, and also I believe, on reasoning, which if you try to follow through the implications of aiming first at equality, will become clear to you. You can only aim at equality, by giving some people...
  • OK to Feel Sorry

    01/22/2014 9:17:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    At one time in our nation's history, blacks feeling sorry for whites was verboten. That was portrayed in Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird." This is a novel published in 1960 -- and later made into a movie -- about Depression-era racial relations in the Deep South. The novel's character Tom Robinson, a black man, portrayed in the movie by Brock Peters, is on trial, falsely accused of raping a white woman. The prosecuting attorney, while grilling Robinson, asks him why he spent so much time doing chores for the alleged rape victim when he had so...
  • Florida Republican in Deep Trouble for Agreeing President Obama Should Be Hanged for Treason

    01/22/2014 3:07:07 AM PST · by Pharmer1 · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/21/2014 | Becket Adams
    " A Republican candidate for the Florida House of Representatives is in hot water after he agreed Monday that President Barack Obama should be hanged for treason. Joshua Black, an African-American, agreed to the idea of hanging the president after a Twitter user sent him the following public message: “I’m past impeachment. It’s time to arrest and hang him high.” “Agreed,” Black tweeted in response. A Republican candidate for the Florida House in a nearby district, Chris Latvala, was quick to denounce Black. “[Y]ou aren’t seriously calling for the killing of Obama are you?” Latvala asked, adding that Black is...
  • Question: Thomas Sowell essay on equality and justice

    01/21/2014 9:43:35 AM PST · by WhattheDickens? · 5 replies
    Finding a good essay for high school freshmen.
  • The Idol of Equality

    01/14/2014 6:43:49 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/14/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    To put equality ahead of liberty is to war against human nature. “There is, in fact, a manly and lawful passion for equality which excites men to wish all to be powerful and honored. This passion tends to elevate the humble to the rank of the great; but there exists also in the human heart a depraved taste for equality, which impels the weak to attempt to lower the powerful to their own level, and reduces men to prefer equality in slavery to inequality with freedom.” —Alexis de TocquevilleIn his famous admonition about the tyranny of the majority, Tocqueville went...
  • Inequality in a Crony Capitalist World

    01/14/2014 3:50:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 14, 2014 | Samuel Gregg
    If popes and presidents have anything to do with it, 2014 looks set to be the “Year of Inequality.” Already the rehashing of old, old arguments has begun in earnest. Economists, for instance, are re-disputing the inequality statistics. Others are re-debating perennial philosophical questions such as what we mean by inequality and (depending on the meaning) whether it’s always a bad thing.You don’t, however, have to join most of the contemporary academy in worshiping at the altar of the prophet of modern liberal egalitarianism, the late John Rawls, to recognize that some seriously unjustifiable inequities do characterize virtually all modern...
  • "The Right Priorities: Health, Education, and Literacy"

    01/12/2014 3:00:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    PBS ^ | December 21, 2004 | Miren Uriarte
    "Cuba's achievements in social development are impressive given the size of its gross domestic product per capita. As the human development index of the United Nations makes clear year after year, Cuba should be the envy of many other nations, ostensibly far richer. [Cuba] demonstrates how much nations can do with the resources they have if they focus on the right priorities - health, education, and literacy." -- Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations, April 11, 2000 When Cuba's revolution came to power in 1959, its model of development aimed to link economic growth with advances in social...
  • Equality Versus Liberty

    01/08/2014 5:11:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2014 | John Stossel
    resident Barack Obama says income inequality is "dangerous ... the defining challenge of our time." The pope is upset that capitalism causes inequality. Progressives, facing the failures of Obamacare, are eager to change the subject to America's "wealth gap." It's true that today, the richest 1 percent of Americans own a third of America's wealth. One percent owns 35 percent! But I say, so what? Progressives in the media claim that the rich get richer at the expense of the poor. But that's a lie. Hollywood sells the greedy-evil-capitalists-cheat-the-poor message with movies like Martin Scorsese's new film, "The Wolf of...
  • Democrats lamest argument for extending deficit-based unemployment benefits beyond 26 weeks:Bush

    01/07/2014 8:43:15 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 6 replies
    SOL | 1/7/2014 | sickoflibs
    I notice congressional Democrats and MSNBC hosts, their guests and contributors have been citing how unemployment comp was extended under GW Bush a few times without equivalent spending cuts, as a reason for doing it again now. They are using the same argument for raising minimum wage. ‘Bush did that too so do it again now’ So they ask : ‘Why are the current Republicans opposing what Republicans supported under GWB ?’. Forget that Pelosi and Reid took over congress in 2007 and Bush was making deals with them to get stuff he wanted passed. The answer to this seems...
  • Get Over It! We Are Not All Created Equal [Timely flashback from a USMC female officer]

    01/05/2014 4:33:54 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 8 replies
    Marine Corps Gazette ^ | 2012 | CAPT Katie Petronio, USMC
    [Snip]...before the Marine Corps moves forward with this concept, should we not ask the hard questions and gain opinions of combat-experienced Marines (male and female alike) as to the purpose, the impact, and the gains from such a move? As a combat-experienced Marine officer, and a female, I am here to tell you that we are not all created equal, and attempting to place females in the infantry will not improve the Marine Corps as the Nation’s force-in-readiness or improve our national security.
  • One small step for income equality -- a modest proposal [Satire?]

    01/03/2014 11:23:26 AM PST · by DanMiller · 9 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 3, 2014 | Dan Miller
    If we are to achieve President Obama's fantasy of more income equality, let's  start with our CongressCritters.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwqPBlSxb-0&w=640&h=390] Video linkMovement toward income equality -- for those who work productively and for those who don't -- is generally a bad idea. The result would likely be to reduce the benefits the economy derives from those who work productively and thereby earn more than their lazy, incompetent and/or disabled fellow humans, as well as more than some who work for the joy of working rather than to earn money. However, if we are to have more equality why not start at top: with...
  • LAWMAKERS RUSH TO CATCH UP ON GAY MARRIAGE

    12/12/2013 8:41:08 AM PST · by kobald · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 12, 2013 | Josh Lederman
    For years, American opinion on gay marriage has been shifting. Now lawmakers are in a mad dash to catch up. In less than two weeks, seven senators--all from moderate or Republican-leaning states--announced their support, dropping one by one like dominos. Taken together, their proclamations reflected a profound change in the American political calculus: For the first time, elected officials from traditionally conservative states are starting to feel it's safer to back gay marriage than risk being the last to join the cause... "They're reflecting what they're seeing in the polls--except the most extreme of the Republican base," former New Jersey...
  • Army Eyes New Standards for Women in Combat

    12/09/2013 12:08:31 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 61 replies
    Military.com ^ | November 27, 2013 | Matthew Cox
    The U.S. Army general in charge of training recently wrote about the service's examination of gender neutral standards to open the infantry and other combat-arms jobs to female soldiers. The piece by Gen. Robert Cone, commander of Training and Doctrine Command, appears in the November issue of Army Magazine, the same month three female Marines made history by graduating from Marine infantry training. Last January, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered all services to open combat-arms roles to women that so far have been reserved for men.
  • AG May File Suit against Abortion Drug Manufacturer

    11/30/2013 7:43:51 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Nov 2013 | John Semmens
    A recent warning by the manufacturer of Norlevo, a morning-after abortifacient, that the drug won’t prevent pregnancy in women weighing over 176 pounds and may be unreliable for women over 165 pounds inspired US Attorney General Eric Holder to threaten to sue the manufacturers of this and similar drugs. “It is important that all be treated equally,” Holder declared. “To market a medicine that works for some, but not for others is, ipso facto, discriminatory, and thus, illegal.” Holder said he isn’t buying the argument that inherent differences between individuals inevitably means that the responses to medications are not uniform...
  • The fantasy vs. the reality of how liberals think they view equality...

    11/18/2013 4:15:03 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-18-13 | The Looking Spoon
    This is a follow up to this post. After sharing that post a fellow Freeper, Mase, shared this revised illustration. Which gave me the idea for what is shown below.
  • This graphic demonstrates the more clever liberals think they are the dumber they're proven to be...

    11/18/2013 10:47:48 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-18-13 | The Looking Spoon
    It's one thing to be misguided, but the more I blog the more I encounter gems like the one below, the more convinced I become that liberals simply aren't intelligent creatures...
  • The Dark Side of Human Equality: Everyone should suffer just as much as me!

    11/16/2013 10:47:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/16/2013 | THEODORE DALRYMPLE
    It has long been my opinion that all notions of human equality, other than that of formal equality before the law, are destructive of human intelligence and sensibility. My opinion was confirmed recently when I read an editorial in the Lancet, one of the two most important general medical journals in the world.The title of the editorial was “Equity in Child Survival.” I could have written the editorial myself from the title alone, so utterly predictable was its drift: Although Indonesia has reduced child mortality by 40% during the past decade, data from 2007 show that children in rural...
  • Need for Real -- Not Fake -- Transformation

    11/07/2013 4:02:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Transformation is fascinating, especially when the change is dramatic and you can see it happen before your very eyes. That point was underscored to me this week by "Body Evolution" by Global Democracy, a video that was released two years ago, but went viral last week, when the model was identified publicly. In slightly more than a minute, the video shows a model walking onstage, hair undone, no makeup, and then being transformed through makeup, hair, lights and, finally, photoshop. The latter not only removes minor skin imperfections, but makes massive sculptural changes to her body -- resulting in...
  • Why "equality" must die

    10/03/2013 9:00:28 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Renew America ^ | 10-3-13 | Selwyn Duke
    Take a look at the following list and tell me if anything strikes you: Prudence Justice Temperance Courage Faith Hope Charity Viewing these, the Seven Cardinal Virtues, anything make an impression? Okay, now try the Seven Heavenly Virtues of: Chastity Temperance Charity Diligence Patience Kindness Humility Anything? What strikes me is that equality is not among them. Scour great works, such as the Bible, and you won't find much talk of equality – that is, unless you consider The Communist Manifesto a great work. One thing about virtues – which are defined as "good moral habits" – is that their...
  • Why 'Equality' Must Die

    10/03/2013 6:40:34 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 2, 2013 | Selwyn Duke
    Take a look at the following list and tell me if anything strikes you: Prudence Justice Temperance Courage Faith Hope Charity Viewing these, the Seven Cardinal Virtues, anything make an impression? Okay, now try the Seven Heavenly Virtues of: Chastity Temperance Charity Diligence Patience Kindness Humility Anything? What strikes me is that equality is not among them. Scour great works, such as the Bible, and you won't find talk of equality. Not one bit -- that is, unless you consider The Communist Manifesto a great work. One thing about virtues -- which are defined as "good moral habits" -- is...
  • The Gay Passion Play Unravels?

    09/27/2013 6:03:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    Within days of being brutally murdered in Wyoming in 1998, Matthew Shepard became for the Left a Christ figure, a sacrificial savior of the gay-rights cause. They even composed a passion play indicting a bigoted America in the hate crime, "The Laramie Project," that's been performed across the country, even in public schools. Ford's Theatre, the historic site of Abraham Lincoln's murder, has been selected as a natural Washington site for a restaging of this play, as well as a whole slate of panel discussions and other events on preventing hate, with The Washington Post signing as "Official Media Partner."...
  • Tennis, Women and Equality

    09/24/2013 5:44:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2013 | Mona Charen
    You can tell who the keepers of American culture are by, among other things, the anniversaries they mark. We're currently being invited to revel in memories of the "iconic" tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King, the so-called "Battle of the Sexes". Robin Roberts of ABC News recalled King's "stunning triumph". ESPN explained to younger viewers that King "won for all women". The New York Times' Gail Collins gushed that King's victory 40 years ago was a message "for any woman who had ever worried about being laughed at if she stepped out of line." Really? One tennis...
  • American Idolatry

    09/06/2013 8:04:50 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    Touchstone ^ | Sept. 2013 | Allen Carlson
    In his 1835 book Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville noted that for Americans, "equality is their idol." Among such a democratic people, he reports, "there are certain epochs at which the passion they entertain for it swells to the height of fury." They prefer equality in freedom, he noted, but if "they cannot obtain that, they still call for equality in slavery." Even barbarism, servitude, and poverty are acceptable offerings to "this irresistible passion." The same-sex marriage debate might have focused on the purpose of sexuality, or the nature of homosexuality, or the etiology of marriage. Instead, the dominant...
  • Obama’s cruel fight against school choice

    09/05/2013 12:08:25 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9-5-13 | Bobby Jindal
    Bobby Jindal, a Republican, is governor of Louisiana. While President Obama publicly celebrated the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech last week, his administration took action behind the scenes in Louisiana that was a complete rejection of King’s dream. The Justice Department has challenged my state in court for having the temerity to start a scholarship program that frees low-income minority children from failing schools. In other words, Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder would rip children out of their schools and handcuff them to the failing schools they previously attended. And, in the ultimate...