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  • Why Shep Smith finally walked out of Fox News for good

    10/11/2019 6:26:32 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 92 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/11/2019 | Brian Stetler
    With President Trump actively distorting the truth and many of his own colleagues helping him do it, the Fox News star prided himself on anchoring a newscast that countered the network's pro-Trump opinion shows. The way Smith saw it, he was making sure that accurate information was getting on Fox's air. "I wonder," he told a Time magazine reporter last year, "if I stopped delivering the facts, what would go in its place in this place that is most watched, most listened, most viewed, most trusted? I don't know."
  • Democrat Adam Schiff Is Writing A Spy Movie Script (Flashback article)

    10/04/2019 8:45:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 17, 2018 | Evie Fordham
    Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff is working on a “spy drama” screenplay, although it’s unclear how much time he’ll have to devote to the project as the next chair of the House Intelligence Committee. “It’s a spy drama,” he told Jeffrey Toobin for The New Yorker in a story that appeared in the magazine’s Dec. 24 and 31 issue. “That one is a work in progress.” The screenplay will be Schiff’s third. His previous scripts, one about the aftermath of the Holocaust and another about a mysterious murder, have not been picked up. Toobin wrote: _____________________________________________________________________________________ "It’s less known that,...
  • The Time Traveler by Dan Simmons

    09/11/2019 7:49:33 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 12 replies
    Dan Simmons Blog ^ | 2004 | Dan Simmons
    A time traveler returns to the days after 9-11-01 and the start of the Long War.
  • 10 Simple Ways to Get Back into Reading Again

    08/29/2019 2:27:35 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 100 replies
    Up until the last thirty years or so, reading was the most common form of entertainment. These days, technology has been steadily replacing the entertainment of reading a good book. According to a statistic from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Center for Educational Statistics, fewer than half (48 percent) of adult Americans read literature for pleasure. Reading on a regular basis, however, provides amazing benefits to the health of our brain and our mental well-being. Reading has the power to reduce stress, whereas other forms of media tend to increase stress. TV and the Internet require...
  • Friday Fun

    08/16/2019 5:00:55 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 25 replies
    email from a friend | 8/16/2019 | unknown
    A man was walking down the street when he was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless man who asked him for a couple of dollars for dinner The man took out his wallet, extracted ten dollars and asked, "If I give you this money, will you buy some beer with it instead of dinner?" "No, I had to stop drinking years ago,” the homeless man replied. "Will you spend this on green fees at a golf course instead of food?” the man asked. "Are you NUTS!" replied the homeless man. I haven't played golf in 20 years!" "Well,"...
  • Mass shootings questions

    08/07/2019 1:55:57 PM PDT · by zerosix · 30 replies
    8/7/19 | Self
    Mass shootings/shooters/truth. Where do I go to actually find out truth in these various shootings?I'm certain some things can be linked through various connections, i.e. young people (males specifically) who've been on mind altering drugs, spending time on internet playing violent video games, seeing themselves without friends, close knit families, bonds with good teachers/mentors, etc.Not all of these shootings have the shooters showing these traits, others, like the Las Vegas shooter, we've been locked out completely and when there are numerous witnesses who claim that there are more than one shooter but get shut down completely, no discussion about external...
  • It’s our elites who are driving America’s divisions

    06/26/2019 5:51:00 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | 06/25/2019 | david harsanyi
    In his new book, “Fall,” the celebrated sci-fi author Neal Stephenson envisions a future United States split between the violent, gun-toting, uneducated, cross-burning religious fanatics of bullet-ridden “Ameristan” and the peaceful, educated, secular denizens of the nation’s Blue enclaves, where decorum and truth always prevail. Stephenson, one of the most imaginative novelists of our time, fails to live up to his usual standards with “Fall.” Cultural and political elites have long depicted a Red America teeming with slack-jawed extremists; there is nothing original about his vision. In fact, it isn’t very far ­removed from the perception many coastal elites hold...
  • Post a picture of yourself in any setting you wish (even disguised)

    06/22/2019 10:28:18 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 162 replies
    The depths of the mind | 22 June 2019 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Here, I'll go first...lolol:
  • Barack Obama, Envious of Michelle’s Memoir Success, Throws Her Under the Bus

    05/23/2019 2:58:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 23, 2019 | Matt Margolis
    The success of Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming apparently has Barack Obama feeling a lot of pressure for his own forthcoming memoir. Of course, his memoir has yet to be finished, and its release has been pushed back to 2020 or even 2021. “The writing has been going more slowly than he’d expected,” reports The Atlantic . “And according to several people who have spoken with him, the 44th president is feeling competitive with his wife, whose own book, Becoming, was the biggest release of 2018 and is on track to be the best-selling memoir in history.” Wow, that's sad. His...
  • New work by J.D. Salinger set to be published for the first time in half a century [tr]

    02/02/2019 4:24:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 2, 2019 | Chantalle Edwards
    Never-before-seen, new work by J.D. Salinger, will be published for the first time in more than 50 years. The Catcher in the Rye author's son, Matt Salinger revealed to the Guardian that his father 'never stopped writing' up until his death in 2010 - despite not publishing anything after 1965. Actor and producer Matt Salinger, who played Captain America in the 1990 film said he was working with his father's widow Colleen O'Neill, to get all the material ready for publication. Matt Salinger has joint charge of the literary estate with O'Neill, J.D. Salinger's third wife, who he married in...
  • The Origin of "Taps" (Fantasy vs Facts)

    01/25/2019 3:32:55 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 6 replies
    email and research internet ^ | 3/28/2014 | not listed
    We in the United States have all heard the haunting song, 'Taps...' It's the song that gives us the lump in our throats and usually tears in our eyes. But, do you know the story behind the song? If not, I think you will be interested to find out about its humble beginnings. Reportedly, it all began in 1862 during the Civil War, when Union Army Captain Robert Elli was with his men near Harrison's Landing in Virginia. The Confederate Army was on the other side of the narrow strip of land. During the night, Captain Elli heard the moans...
  • X-Men Series Takes A Shot At 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

    01/10/2019 10:29:54 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 1/9/2019 | Lindsay Kornick
    It unfortunately didn’t take long for Fox’s X-Men series The Gifted to come back with another liberal pet issue. Last week's new year premiere gave us a Fox News-esque bad guy after the fall season's premiere provided a scene it thinks resembles an ICE raid. Now we’ve opened the “cop shooting an unarmed citizen” narrative with a bonus slam at “stand your ground” laws. The January 8 episode “meMento” follows two members of the vigilante anti-mutant hate group The Purifiers searching for loose mutant criminals. Following the mass prisonbreak of incarcerated mutants from the midseason finale, the group is more...
  • Russian disinformation teams targeted Robert S. Mueller III, says report prepared for Senate

    12/17/2018 9:51:12 PM PST · by zeestephen · 58 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 17 December 2018 | Craig Timberg, Tony Romm, Elizabeth Dwoskin
    Months after President Trump took office, Russia’s disinformation teams trained their sights on a new target: special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. Having worked to help get Trump into the White House, they now worked to neutralize the biggest threat to his staying there.
  • Trump's Master Spooks

    12/02/2018 10:12:52 PM PST · by bitt · 40 replies ^ | 12/2/2018 | Imperator Rex
    ( a new website where lots of conservative writers go after they are forever banned from Twitter and FB, etc..) Behind the scenes, Trump's spooks are destroying the enemies of the Republic, using astonishing tradecraft. Their assault has been devastating, as REX explains. "The corrupt government officials who instructed FBI agents to raid the home of US government whistleblower Dennis Cain on 18 November 2018, must have been confident. Someone had leaked them valuable information. The ID & address of a key whistleblower and potential star witness, who was storing original evidence devastating to the Clintons, as well as Bob...
  • The Dick Cheney Dossier: Inside Adam McKay’s Searing Exposé of D.C.'s "Ultimate Gamesman" in 'Vice

    11/19/2018 9:59:33 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 11/19/2018 | Tatiana Siegel
    Vice, a sprawling, star-studded $60 million gamble from Annapurna Pictures that will hit theaters Christmas Day (think 200 location shots and 200 speaking parts, including five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney, newly minted Oscar winner Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush, Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld and Tyler Perry as Colin Powell). Written by McKay, Vice chronicles the rise of Cheney from his days in the Nixon administration, where he made an alliance with a hawkish Rumsfeld, to his eight-year reign in the White House during which he ran a shadow government under Bush's nose. In typical McKay...
  • A Famous Science Fiction Writer's Descent Into Libertarian Madness (Robert Heinlein)

    11/18/2018 6:15:19 PM PST · by narses · 90 replies
    The New Republic ^ | June 8, 2014 | By JEET HEER
    By JEET HEER June 8, 2014 The science-fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein once described himself as “a preacher with no church.” More accurately, he was a preacher with too many churches. Rare among the many intellectual gurus whose fame mushroomed in the 1960s, Heinlein was a beacon for hippies and hawks, libertarians and authoritarians, and many other contending faiths—but rarely at the same time. While America became increasingly liberal, he became increasingly right wing, and it hobbled his once-formidable imagination. His career, as a new biography inadvertently proves, is a case study in the literary perils of political extremism. MOST...
  • Book Review "Collateral Crimes" by Freeper Jeff Chandler

    11/17/2018 4:05:39 PM PST · by LS · 14 replies
    self | 11/17/2018 | LS
    Freeper Jeff Chandler (Jeffrey Yochim---I guess I can give out his real name since it's on the cover of his book) has written a thriller about a hitman, Valdo Esposito, performing an errand for the ATF and sending him on a manhunt for Jonathan Starker, a graphic novelist heading for a nerd convention, and internet journalist Jesse Contrad. Fast paced, and relatively believable, the first thing you'll notice is that despite yourself you like ol' Valdo. Even though Jeff doesn't describe him this way, I nevertheless kept picturing him as a Johnny Trejo type. Because he really needs the money,...
  • FreeperBookClub: Free review copy of Epic Fantasy novel from a conservative author

    11/04/2018 2:43:19 PM PST · by jwesleybush · 24 replies ^ | 11/15/2018 | J. Wesley Bush
    FreeperBookClub friends (and other book lovers): My latest epic fantasy novel debuts November 15, and since it's written from a conservative perspective, I'm offering free review copies to folks on conservative fora. It's in PDF format, and can be read on mobile phones, Kindle apps, iPads, or any electronic device. The long-term (and subtle) themes for the series include: - A Burkean comparison of French-style "liberation" with true liberty - Conservatism vs. Reaction - Duty before Desire -- the need for rights WITH responsibility
  • Trump’s Nationalism Is Breaking Point for Some Suburban Voters, Risking G.O.P. Coalition

    11/01/2018 11:04:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 01 NOV 2018 | Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns
    HOUSTON — J. Mark Metts, a 60-year-old partner at one of this city’s prestigious law firms, had never voted for a Democratic presidential candidate until 2016. Now he and some of his neighbors in the moneyed River Oaks enclave of Houston are about to oppose a Republican once again, to register their disapproval of President Trump. “With Congress not really standing up to Trump, this election is becoming a referendum,” Mr. Metts said, explaining why he would no longer support the re-election of Representative John Culberson, an eight-term Republican. Mr. Culberson is now running roughly even with the Democratic candidate,...
  • MAGA 2020 & Beyond, a short story collection edited by Jason Rennie

    10/22/2018 8:02:09 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 2 replies
    Superversive Press ^ | 10/2018 | Jason Rennie
    MAGA 2020 & Beyond tells the tales of a prosperous future where society has righted itself. FICTION 45 by Brad Torgerson When a Secret Service agent interrupts an assassin from the future, neither one of them is ready for their assumptions to be challenged. M.A.G.A.I. When the latest AI program takes President Trump’s command literally,interesting things happen. THE MAN IN THE BUBBLE A famous actor discovers that he must learn to get along with Trump supporters, or be left out in the cold. WHERE IS BARRY? As co-workers gather to watch the 2020 election returns, everyone is ready to celebrate....