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  • Race, Propaganda, and Schoolkids

    01/20/2011 3:29:51 AM PST · by Scanian · 2 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 20, 2011 | Peter Wilson
    A new exhibit opened this week at the Boston Museum of Science (MOS) called "RACE -- Are we so different?" [Caps in original.] The exhibit offers a fascinating window into the fun-house mirror world of race theorists, racial "scholars," and a good part of the anthropology profession. Even a sympathetic reviewer in the Boston Globe admits that "there's a wearying didacticism to the show," and it's no surprise that the didactic lessons about race are all slanted toward the left. Mark Feeney of the Globe is surprisingly critical: "One can support affirmative action, for example, and still wonder about the...
  • What if Obama isn't an Ideologue?

    01/17/2011 2:55:15 AM PST · by Scanian · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 17, 2011 | Bruce Walker
    Many conservatives have noted Barack Obama's Marxist roots. They fear that our president may be a radical ideologue, a loather of American values, a false Christian more likely to follow the Koran than the Bible, a slavish disciple of the odious Alinsky. They may be right. But there is another possibility: Barack Obama may be nothing more than a purely political animal, committed to nothing at all except his own fame, his own pleasure, and his own power. Grasping this possibility requires understanding that those on the "Left" are overwhelmingly nihilists hungry for power: people who no more believe in...
  • Roll Back the Hippie Damage

    01/01/2011 4:00:23 AM PST · by Scanian · 20 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 01, 2011 | Samuel Pennell
    We have seen the hippie damage, and we hate it. Conservative America has been witness to the cultural damage and decay perpetrated on it by the left since the 1960s. We have stood back with jaw agape at the horrifying images of the American family disintegrating and drug use soaring, while the liberals nod approvingly, and call it "progress." This is astonishing. Without further investigation into their motives, you would think that they are simply trying to destroy our culture simply because they are hateful. It makes one wonder. Who, in their right mind would consider rising drug use and...
  • Liberals and the Coming Redistribution of Fault

    12/02/2010 3:42:55 AM PST · by Scanian · 14 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 02, 2010 | J. Robert Smith
    It's coming. Expect it. Liberals blaming everyone and everything but themselves for the nation's continuing economic crisis. And the mounting crisis of government. It's already begun, in fact, over at U.S. News and World Report, where Mortimer B. Zuckerman dusts off Oswald Spengler's Decline of the West to mull over the notion that the West -- including the United States -- may be reaching the end of the line. Let's congratulate Zuckerman for pointing the way in the coming attempt to foist blame on Western civilization for what is, essentially, a failure of leftism. Let's acknowledge, though, that Zuckerman appreciates...
  • Where Is the Democrats’ Tea Party? (who can rescue them from their hard left leadership?)

    11/24/2010 6:46:37 AM PST · by WebFocus · 16 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/24/2010 | Chris Salcedo
    The Democratic Party has become synonymous with deficits, defeatism, and the decay of the American dream. Where are the rank-and-file Dems who will rescue their party from its hard left leadership? Over the last 22 months, liberals have cautioned the GOP about the dangers of the Tea Party movement. They warned that Tea Party candidates and the rank and file were too “extreme.” As it turns out, the GOP would have been destroyed had it not been for Tea Party support. I recall an MSNBC poll late last year that said the Tea Party was held in higher favor than...
  • Barack's Brokeback barracks--Leaked 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' details pervert Pentagon study

    11/18/2010 5:01:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 57 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2010 | Editorial
    President Obama and his friends in the media want the public to think Americans serving in uniform are just fine and dandy with homosexual conduct in the military. This view is being spread through a series of selective leaks from the Pentagon's Comprehensive Review Working Group, which is putting the finishing touches on a report regarding the future of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Mr. Obama has promised the fringe special-interest activists who helped him win the 2008 election that he will deliver what for them is the symbolic victory of opening barracks to lesbians, gays, bisexuals and the...
  • The pleasures of Hitch

    11/16/2010 2:12:25 AM PST · by Scanian · 11 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 15, 2010 | CHRLSTOPHER GALDWELL
    There is an odd thing about Christopher Hitchens. Hav ing entered journalism as a Trotskyist in 1970s Britain (which he memorably described as "Weimar without the sex"), he has spent the last decade as a leading advocate of bombing Afghanistan "back out of the Stone Age." Yet this ideological change has had little effect on the pleasures of reading him. One would -- at least I would -- as happily read something he wrote about Nicosia in 1975 as something he wrote about Barack Obama this morning. The moving articles that Hitchens has written since being diagnosed with a serious...
  • Thoughts on the Election

    11/02/2010 11:22:24 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 19 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 11-02 10 | stolinsky
    The results are a rebuke to the leftist agenda, but only a mild rebuke. With Republican control of the House, from which all money bills must originate, it becomes possible to defund ObamaCare and stop further “stimulus” spending. But this will require Senate Republicans to stand by conservative principles. Whether they will do so remains to be seen. The leftward drift of the ship of state has been slowed but not stopped. If the ship is headed to the left, putting the wheel amidships merely continues its current direction. In order to correct the course, the wheel must be turned...
  • The 10 Most Leftist Albums Ever Made

    10/28/2010 2:12:18 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 54 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 27, 2010 | James Miles and David Swindle
    What albums might Leon Trotsky have done some head-banging to if Josef Stalin hadn't sent an assassin to shove an icepick through his skull? Answer: the 10 Neo-Communist (and some flat-out communist) titles on our list. We count them down from the more benign Democrat-supporters to outright totalitarian radicals. Included in this collection are alternative, rock, rap, folk, and hip-hop titles. We've also done our best not to be too obvious with our choices -- you won't find Greenday's "American Idiot" on this list, for example. We also made the choice to select albums that despite being nauseating in their...
  • A Mass Nervous Breakdown of the Left

    10/25/2010 12:02:06 AM PDT · by truthfreedom · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/25/10 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    ... There have been many other instances -- too many to mention in this piece -- but I don't recall ever seeing the like of the disproportionate, unhinged attacks on Christine O'Donnell for her statements addressing the Establishment Clause in her Widener Law School debate with Chris Coons. The left couldn't possibly want that one Delaware Senate seat enough to match their vitriol. It's important to understand the context in which the Establishment Clause issue was addressed at the debate. Chris Coons said that only evolution must be taught in schools, and that intelligent design is prohibited from being discussed,...
  • A Clear Danger: Obama, a 'Living Constitution,' and 'Positive Rights'

    10/02/2010 7:38:17 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 02, 2010 | Monte Kuligowski
    I think it's safe to say that President Obama is not exactly fond of the United States Constitution as written. That statement is based on Mr. Obama's own words and his choice of nominees to the federal bench. Mr. Obama the activist-turned-politician has always been shrewd about hiding his far-left philosophy from the general public, whether by voting "present" or by speaking in abstract language. Of course, Obama, like most people, cannot completely hide his worldview. Thankfully, we have record of a few of his unguarded moments from which his radical views have escaped. On January 18, 2001, then-state senator...
  • Why did the Rev. Al Sharpton oppose Beck's rally?

    09/01/2010 3:20:56 AM PDT · by Scanian · 26 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 01, 2010 | Monte Kuligowski
    As expected, Glenn Beck's 8/28 "Restoring Honor" rally sent the leftist media and their spokespeople into a state of frenzied incoherence. The rally was framed as "controversial," before a single word was uttered. The rally had to be a racist event because it was scheduled at the Lincoln Memorial on the 47th anniversary of MLK's "I have a dream" speech. Among the far-left critics, the Rev. Al Sharpton provides a clear window into leftist thinking on the matter. According to Sharpton, the rally was a "distortion" of King's speech because conservatives like Beck really don't understand what King's speech was...
  • Top 10 Utterly Ridiculous Gender Studies Courses

    08/09/2010 1:46:37 PM PDT · by TheHawksNest · 31 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal ^ | August 8, 2010 | Jenn Q. Public
    Imagine: you’re paying $30,000 a year to send your kid to college and she calls to tell you her class schedule. “Monday and Wednesday mornings I’m taking ‘The Phallus’ and Tuesday and Thursday I have ‘Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music.’” “You’re taking the what?” These course titles aren’t a joke. Women’s studies has long been a field in which scholarship takes a backseat to leftist activism and radical feminist politics. Although the discipline has “evolved” to encompass gender and sexuality studies, campus programs remain ideologically sterile laboratories designed to indoctrinate students into the ins and outs of the live-action role...
  • The Left Hates Conservatives

    07/27/2010 5:31:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2010 | Dennis Prager
    Click here to find out more! Perhaps the most telling of the recent revelations of the liberal/left Journolist, a list consisting of about 400 major liberal/left journalists, is the depth of their hatred of conservatives. That they would consult with one another in order to protect candidate and then President Obama and in order to hurt Republicans is unfortunate and ugly. But what is jolting is the hatred of conservatives, as exemplified by the e-mail from an NPR reporter expressing her wish to personally see Rush Limbaugh die a painful death -- and the apparent absence of any objection from...
  • Oh No You Didn’t!

    07/15/2010 10:28:02 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 7 replies
    OrthodoxNet ^ | 7/14/2010 | Conn Carroll
    Last week the Obama administration began rolling out new campaign titled, we kid you not, “Yes, we did.” Did what exactly? Waste nearly a trillion dollars on an economic stimulus that by every objective measure has completely failed to perform as advertised? Then yes you did. A new CBS poll out today shows that 74 percent of Americans believe the Obama stimulus either damaged the economy or had no effect. Clearly the White House is on a different planet than the rest of the country.
  • Boring Barry

    07/09/2010 3:13:08 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 09, 2010 | Bruce Walker
    I wrote recently about the political dangers to President Obama when people stop liking him. Many of us, me included, found it impossible to like Obama as soon as it became clear that he was a disciple of prophets of evil like Saul Alinksy. Many Americans (too many, in fact) are mesmerized by television. Good-looking, relaxed, well-spoken people have a big advantage in national politics. This does not mean that the leftist establishment media does not create false images which enhance the likability of leftist politicians. Camera angles, editing, selection of questions asked, choice of news covered, and a dozen...
  • World Leaders Accept Demise of Global Warming Agenda

    07/06/2010 3:30:13 PM PDT · by ezfindit · 18 replies
    CDS ^ | 7/6/2010 | Jim Campbell
    Al Gore’s Church of Climatology has been abandoned by world leaders in their quest to maintain power and political position. Lawrence Solomon recently reported that G20 leaders in Toronto tried to avoid the fate of colleagues felled by warming advocacy by turning their backs on global warming legislation. Will the “mainstream” media in the U.S. report these findings? Not likely! Last week’s G8 and G20 meetings in Toronto and its environs confirmed that the world’s leaders accept the demise of global-warming alarmism.
  • Barack Obama: The Great Jobs Killer

    07/06/2010 1:22:05 PM PDT · by ezfindit · 9 replies · 1+ views
    LVR and CDS ^ | 7/4/2010 | Wayne Allyn Root
    The current occupant of the White House claims to know how to create jobs. He claims jobs have been created. But so far the score is Great Obama Depression 2.2 million lost jobs, Obama 0 — a blowout. Obama is as hopeless, helpless, clueless and bankrupt of good ideas as the manager of the Chicago Cubs in late September. This “community organizer” knows as much about private-sector jobs as Pamela Anderson knows about nuclear physics. It’s time to call Obama what he is: The Great Jobs Killer. With his massive spending and tax hikes — rewarding big government and big...
  • Goodbye, America – it was nice knowing you!

    06/30/2010 11:47:38 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 33 replies
    CDS ^ | 6/30/2010 | Aliza Davidovit
    But, my dear readers, as the president and his administration proceed to fundamentally transform America as he promised, the floor under our feet, the one we were hoping to bounce back from, is being shattered. There is a dark deep abyss beneath, an unknown that those not blinded by the happy-ending syndrome believe is a socialist agenda at best, one that will destroy the United States of America. Please tell me, if the president doesn’t believe in exceptionalism for our country, which succeeded in being great because of its freedoms and unparalleled system, why does he believe in personal exceptionalism?...
  • Destroying America via the Cloward-Piven Strategy

    06/30/2010 8:53:56 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 14 replies
    CDS ^ | 6/30/2010 | B. Chrysostom
    A newly released video exposes the radical left’s malevolent strategy to overwhelm America’s system of government, undermine our Constitution, and destroy our free-market economy. The YouTube clip highlights the tactics known as the “Cloward-Piven Strategy” designed to hasten the collapse of capitalism and our democratic system via manufactured crisis and impossible demands on our social structures. These diabolical schemes are already being deployed by Obama and the Democrats to foster fear, fuel instability, and spread chaos and misery across the nation. The video begins with an ominous warning that most conservatives already know and understand, but many still don’t seem...
  • Left wing US PR firm and the Gaza flotilla

    06/19/2010 9:49:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies · 218+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 19, 2010 | Clarice Feldman
    The Israel Project reports on some disturbing relationships between Fenton Communications and the Gaza Flotilla operation. (Fenton's ties to the U.S. and international left are well known to AT readers.) [quote]U.S. PR Firm on Payroll of Qatari Group that Took Part in Gaza Flotilla Qatar-based Initiative Encouraged Action against Israel Foreign Agents Registration Act document filed by Fenton Communications (pdf)YouTube video of "peace activists" organizing Lebanese flotilla More Flotillas Bound for Gaza in Coming Days and WeeksExamples of previous Gaza-bound ships carrying weapons A U.S. Justice Department document shows that Fenton Communications, a U.S. public relations firm, has been working for "Al Fakhoora," a Qatar-based pro-Palestinian initiative that participated in the illegal...
  • The Radical Left: Chickens Coming Home To Roost

    06/09/2010 10:03:04 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 10 replies · 44+ views
    CDS ^ | 6/9/2010 | Bradley Harrington
    As President Obama and Congressional Democrats attempt to straddle election-year fences in the wake of massive “tea party” rebellion against the health-care takeover and numerous other liberal assaults on individual rights, they are finding themselves targeted by protestors from an unusual quarter: their own left-wing base. At the “America’s Future Now” conference being held in Washington, D.C. as of this writing, for instance, Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca, 8th District), found herself on the receiving end, for a change, of calls for “change”: "Crowds repeatedly interrupted and heckled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Tuesday [June 8th] at America’s Future Now conference in what...
  • America's House of Cards

    06/05/2010 4:06:28 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 421+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 04, 2010 | D.L. Hammack
    The Cloward-Piven strategy, the bible for liberal progressives, teaches that to undermine the system one need only do one thing: Overwhelm the system. The radicals who occupy the White House, students of Alinsky, are all-too-familiar with the methods that will bring this country to its knees and allow for a remake or "transformation" to an ideal society that will finally be acceptable to their brethren. Using each and every "crisis" to add another control disguised as government benevolence, the Obama administration is packing regulation upon regulation on the American people. The strong foundation of our nation has, over the years,...
  • No Google Special Logo for Memorial Day

    05/31/2010 1:20:07 PM PDT · by ezfindit · 67 replies · 1,725+ views
    CDS ^ | 5/31/2010 | Chris Banescu
    Google has once again failed to commemorate Memorial Day with a special logo. Google has ignored this special day every year since 1999, when it first began using special logos on its main page. The only reminder of this important day on Google’s home page is a tiny graphic of a yellow ribbon superimposed on a small American flag. Apparently, the sacrifices made by millions of American soldiers through the ages in defense of freedom and preservation of our liberties and the lives of hundreds of millions of other people around the world is not worthy of recognition.
  • Greek Premier: My Socialist Country's Screwups Are America's Fault

    05/17/2010 3:07:06 PM PDT · by ezfindit · 16 replies · 768+ views
    ONet via NewsReal Blog ^ | 5/17/2010 | Matthew Vadum
    In order to distract from the grave fiscal crisis caused by Greece’s cradle-to-grave socialism, Greek socialist prime minister George Papandreou is threatening to sue American banks. Like his father before him who was also prime minister, Papandreou is the leader of the political party PASOK, which is the Panhellenic Socialist Movement. He is also president of the Socialist International. (The Socialist International’s affiliate in the U.S. is a group called Democratic Socialists of America, which in turn in closely tied to the Congressional Progressive Caucus). “Greece will look into the past and see how things went,” Papandreou said. “There are...
  • Practice What You Preach, Mr. President

    05/10/2010 12:28:13 PM PDT · by ezfindit · 6 replies · 528+ views
    Human Events ^ | 5/10/2010 | Brian Darling
    Jonathan Alter’s upcoming book, The Promise: President Obama, Year One, reportedly quotes Obama verbally attacking Americans who participate in the Tea Party movement. The President supposedly said that Republican opposition to his Recovery Act, “helped create the (expletive deleted) and empowered that whole wing of the Republican Party where it now controls the agenda for Republicans.” [...] It is un-presidential for Obama to attack Americans who are exercising their 1st Amendment rights to protest against big government. The President owes Tea Party members and the American people an apology.
  • Defining Dumbness Down

    05/08/2010 4:00:20 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 291+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 08, 2010 | Jeffrey Folks
    Having no substance of its own, the left is inherently parasitic; like a cancer cell or virus, it survives by posing as a healthy member of the same host it then attacks and ultimately destroys. This pattern of "mimic-attack-conquer" has given us liberty-hating "liberals," leftist mainline churches that publicly embrace what their own teachings explicitly prohibit, and educators whose goal is to ensure that all children get left behind. This last item is exemplified by the distressing transformation of the backbone of the Western Canon, the liberal arts, into something decidedly "illiberal." Under the direction of leftist educators, the very...
  • Liberals are from Mars, Conservatives are from Earth

    05/05/2010 3:31:06 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies · 410+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 05, 2010 | Robin of Berkeley
    One of the things I like so much about writing for American Thinker is the comments page. Readers offer so much: tips for books to read, quotes to ponder, spiritual inspiration. And then there are times when the comments absolutely floor me. I was shocked that readers were shocked about my previously viewing Marxism as sublime. I was astonished that readers were astonished about my young client's freak out about styrofoam. I realized that liberals really do live on another planet. Sometimes I feel like I'm having a Close Encounter of the Political Kind. Conservatives can mistakenly assume that liberals...
  • Why Left Talks about "White" Tea Parties

    04/27/2010 10:41:09 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 22 replies · 850+ views
    CDS ^ | 4/27/2010 | Dennis Prager
    Opponents of the popular expression of conservative opposition to big government, the tea party, regularly note that tea partiers are overwhelmingly white. This is intended to disqualify the tea parties from serious moral consideration. But there are two other facts that are far more troubling: The first is the observation itself. The fact that the Left believes that the preponderance of whites among tea partiers invalidates the tea party movement tells us much more about the Left than it does about the tea partiers. It confirms that the Left really does see the world through the prism of race, gender...
  • Taxes Aren't the Problem

    04/24/2010 3:37:44 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 263+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 24, 2010 | Christopher Chantrill
    The Tax Day tea parties were a start. Taxes are too high, we all agree. You can see how high at usgovernmentrevenue.com. But taxes aren't the problem. Nor indeed is government spending the problem, although you can take a look at the century of steadily increasing government spending at usgovernmentspending.com. Worried about debt? Here. Deficits? Click here. Taxes and spending and debts and deficits are just symptoms of the problem. The real problem is the philosophy and culture of our governing class. We know that the administrative state is necessarily oppressive. Bureaucracy is designed to make people conform to the...
  • Earth Day: An Assault on Man

    04/22/2010 3:26:47 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies · 483+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2010 | Brian Sussman
    In recent weeks while addressing Tea Party rallies here on the left coast, I ask the assembled patriots what appears to be an odd question: "Would all those from the former Soviet Union please raise your hands?" A notable number of hands are always raised -- the San Francisco Bay Area is home to a diverse population. I then ask another curious question: "What does April 22 signify to you?" Without exception, someone will shout with great displeasure, "Lenin's birth date!" The crowd clearly sees that I'm on to something. I next ask the former Soviets, "And as a young...
  • Not Celebrating Communism’s Collapse

    04/21/2010 12:29:36 PM PDT · by ezfindit · 6 replies · 488+ views
    CDS ^ | 4/20/2010 | Mark Tooley
    America’s Religious Left, having invested decades in dialogue with and advocating accommodation of the Soviet Bloc, was flummoxed and uncelebratory about the momentous collapse of East European Communism in 1989-1990. The United Methodist Council of Bishops, representing 9 million church members in the U.S. were actually in session when the Berlin Wall fell in November 1989. They reacted by blandly commending the East Germans for their “openness and growing self- confidence” and by urging a “new trust and compassion throughout the world.” They also warned against the imposition of Eastern or Western value systems, as though the two were morally...
  • Same Old: Liberals Then and Now

    04/16/2010 9:57:39 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 10 replies · 594+ views
    CDS ^ | 4/15/2010 (1976) | Ben Stein
    What I don’t like is the way rich liberals, who have made their money through the operations of the capitalist system and who would be miserable bureaucratic cogs in a socialist system, are nevertheless socialists. I suspect that a large part of their motivation is a style of asceticism which has been fashionable among the rich since the time of the Pharisees. Another motivation for the rich liberals to dislike the capitalist system is that they have already gotten theirs and they don’t want to be challenged by other people coming along and getting theirs. I don’t like the way...
  • Anatomy of Leftist Unreason

    04/12/2010 9:34:29 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 3 replies · 364+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 04/12/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    I found a reply on my ChicagoNow blog, a site operated by the Chicago Tribune, that is so emblematic of the essential anti-Americanness of the left in our country that I thought I'd explore it in a full post instead of just replying to it on the original page on which it appeared. The comment was oozed out by some extremist named Tom Degan, a blogger whom I'd never heard of before. Apparently he has his own blog on the Google-owned Blogspot system. (No link love for Tommy, look for his blog yourself) He is himself utterly inconsequential, of course,...
  • Voicemails Expose Left’s Racism

    04/10/2010 4:38:10 PM PDT · by GVnana · 10 replies · 1,470+ views
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 4/10/2010 | Monica Crowley
    In an blockbuster interview airing this weekend on my nationally syndicated radio show, a prominent black conservative blew the lid off the racism of the Left. Dr. Christopher Metzler, Associate Dean of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University, told me of the racist attacks he endured after going public with his opposition to the Democrats’ health care bill and President Barack Obama’s overall agenda. After an appearance a few weeks ago on “The O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel, Metzler began to receive despicable, racist voicemail messages. One caller swears at him profanely and tells him to get his “black...
  • Undermining Our Faith

    04/05/2010 3:09:47 AM PDT · by Scanian · 14 replies · 599+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 05, 2010 | Ed Kaitz
    "What is it then that drives some intellectuals in free countries to hate their native land and wish for its annihilation?" - Eric Hoffer I left the campus library at the University of Colorado, Boulder some time after noon. Outside in the library courtyard, I heard something strange and unsettling drifting down from the student union complex just up the hill. It was the raucous roaring of a crowd -- similar to the Saturday football games -- but with an eerie flavor of something dark and unhinged. I turned toward the noise and began walking. I was running late on...
  • America Lost

    03/22/2010 10:03:45 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 19 replies · 574+ views
    American Thinker via CDS ^ | 3/22/2010 | Steve McCann
    In the 1970s, there was an evocative public service advertisement on television. It showed an old and grizzled Native American Chief with a tear rolling down his cheek as he surveyed the pollution scaring the landscape of the once-pristine land. As the House of Representatives passed Health Care Reform, many of us who were blessed to immigrate to the United States in search of freedom and opportunity (and were welcomed with open arms) found ourselves looking across the panorama of our adopted land with a tear rolling down our cheek. Many of us who came to the United States did...
  • Bill Maher to God: Stand Aside for ObamaCare

    03/19/2010 10:45:56 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 44 replies · 1,002+ views
    American Thinker via CDS ^ | 3/17/2010 | Stuart Schwartz
    The way Bill Maher sees it, resistance to ObamaCare is all God’s fault. Why? Because so many people believe in this “schmuck” who lives in the clouds…and this belief, in turn, intensifies opposition to ObamaCare. This leftist social critic, anti-Christian crusader, and HBO comedy show host warned God at the end of last week to back off, to allow smart people like himself and Barack Obama and the New York Times editorial board to push the God-fearing “ignoramuses” aside this week and take control of the nation’s health care.
  • Anything but moderate

    03/19/2010 3:05:09 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies · 380+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 19, 2010 | Rich Lowry
    One of President Obama's great political gifts is his moderate demeanor -- cool, reasoned, self-contained. It masks the frank immoderation of everything about his final push on health-care reform. His liberal admirers call him a centrist. He hasn't tried to pass a single-payer system, has he? But Obama is in Washington, not Ottawa. Single-payer couldn't pos sibly pass. Nor could the public option, which he supported until it reached its absolute expiration date. These aren't principled acts of centrism; they're unexceptional adjustments to reality. Obama supports the leftmost plausible bill. It's as expansive and expensive as possible without getting so...
  • Perspectives on Communism from a Russian Immigrant

    03/18/2010 11:18:16 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 35 replies · 755+ views
    CDS ^ | 3/18/2010 | Svetlana Kunin
    In the USSR, economic equality was achieved by redistributing wealth, ensuring that everyone remained poor, with the exception of those doing the redistributing. Only the ruling class of communist leaders had access to special stores, medicine and accommodations that could compare to those in the West. [...] Socialism has bankrupted and failed every society, while capitalism has lifted more people out of poverty than any other system. There is no perfect society. There are no perfect people. Critics say that greed is the driving force of capitalism. My answer is that envy is the driving force of socialism. Change to...
  • The Bigger the Government, the Less You Are Needed

    03/16/2010 8:05:52 PM PDT · by ezfindit · 2 replies · 254+ views
    CDS ^ | 3/16/2010 | Dennis Prager
    In the ever-expanding state that the left creates, the vast majority of individuals lose significance in that they are simply less needed as the state takes over many of their roles. Fifty years ago, the men of the local Rotary Club had prestige and societal significance. So did fathers. So did clergy. With the ascendance of the left and the expansion of their state, much of their power and societal significance has eroded. Now, as the state expands further into health care, the same will happen to doctors as power and prestige are transferred from them to the heads of...
  • How the Campuses Helped Ruin California’s Economy

    03/11/2010 9:24:37 AM PST · by ezfindit · 16 replies · 907+ views
    All across the country there were demonstrations on March 4 by students (and some faculty) against cuts in higher education funding, but inevitably attention focused on California, where the modern genre originated in 1964. I joined the University of California faculty in 1966 and so have watched a good many of them, but have never seen one less impressive that this year’s. In 1964 there was focus and clarity. This one was brain-dead. The former idealism and sense of purpose had degenerated into a self-serving demand for more money at a time when both state and university are broke, and...
  • Why Democrats Don’t Care about $9.7 Trillion Debt

    03/10/2010 9:06:07 AM PST · by ezfindit · 15 replies · 1,051+ views
    Townhall via CDS ^ | 3/9/2010 | Dennis Prager
    CNN adds that “By 2020 the (CBO) estimates debt held by the public would reach $20.3 trillion, or 90 percent of GDP. That’s up from 53 percent of GDP in 2009.” I suspect that most Americans, if asked whether these numbers trouble the Democratic leadership and President Obama, would answer in the affirmative. They would be wrong. They would be wrong not because the Democratic Party or the president are economically illiterate or bad individuals, but because the Democratic Party and the president are leftists. And most Americans, including most Democrats, do not understand the left. They may understand liberalism;...
  • Obama Seeking Unilateral Nuclear Disarmament

    03/01/2010 7:05:51 PM PST · by ezfindit · 31 replies · 667+ views
    American Thinker via CDS ^ | 3/1/2010 | Rick Moran
    They won’t call what they’re doing disarmament, of course. We will still have a couple of thousand nuclear weapons once Obama is through cutting them. But what the Obama administration is discussing internally with regard to our nuclear policy will have the same effect; a dramatic, radical departure from past US policy that gives our potential nuclear foes everything they can dream of without Obama asking one, single thing in return. I would love to play poker with this guy. He likes to surrender advantages without getting anything in return. Note our Iran policy where we have guaranteed the sovereignty...
  • Citizen Cadres of Conservatism

    02/27/2010 3:12:54 PM PST · by ezfindit · 3 replies · 319+ views
    American Thinker via CDS ^ | 2/26/2010 | Bruce Walker
    America’s elites have become obsessed with the perks of power. They will be replaced by a new governance of ordinary Americans seeking to preserve the blessings of liberty bequeathed by our founders. What Herbert E. Meyer wrote last week about how our nation is undergoing a quiet, peaceful removal of a ruling class from power, I believe will happen. Here is why. Our Revolutionary War was not won by a well-drilled, paid, professional army. We won independence through the courage and sacrifice of citizen soldiers. If there is a theme to the Tea Party Movement, it is this spirit of...
  • The gathering storm (Roger Ebert Communist Party Application)

    02/24/2010 8:50:32 PM PST · by Tolsti2 · 18 replies · 817+ views
    Ebert Blog ^ | 2/24/2010 | Roger Ebert
    Sometimes in the noise of the news there will be a single item that pops out with clarity. That happened when I heard about Tracy, California, which is charging $300 every time the fire department answers an emergency call that doesn't involve a fire. That summons up not only the prospect of little Susie's kitten being left to die up in the tree, but also of her dad who has just collapsed with an asthma attack. One citizen said if her husband had a heart attack, she'd set her kitchen table on fire to dodge the fee. To be sure,...
  • Feminist Author Jessica Valenti Takes Aim, Pulls Trigger On America And Men

    02/23/2010 10:46:58 AM PST · by JLWORK · 18 replies · 701+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog.com ^ | February 23, 2010 | John L. Work
    Left-wing feminist author Jessica Valenti fired a shot in today’s Washington Post — actually, it was more like a large-bore, sawed-off shotgun blast. Her target included the supposed miserable condition of women in the United States, their substandard employment opportunities and poor leadership representation - and American males. Valenti is just really angry about all of it. I got that. The shot pattern pretty well shredded the target...
  • The War on Truth

    02/23/2010 8:19:18 AM PST · by ezfindit · 15 replies · 451+ views
    American Thinker via CDS ^ | 2/21/2010 | Bruce Walker
    We have a president who is almost solely the creature of a partisan pseudo-science, which views truth as an odd waste product. Has Obama ever seriously searched for truth? His lifelong chums are a gaggle of pseudo-thinkers and strong-arm operatives who float through college into jobs unconnected with honor. He reads us his soul off a teleprompter whose digitized letters conform to polling data. [...] The greatest danger to our wealth, our liberties, our values, and our safety today comes from the deconstruction of truth. We live in a world driven by information. Almost all real wealth today is based...
  • Brain-Dead in Berkeley : A week in the life of an ex-leftist (you can't make this stuff up)

    02/19/2010 8:24:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies · 1,969+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 02/19/2010 | Robin of Berkeley
    A week in the life of an ex-leftist: Disneyland may be the happiest place on earth, but Berkeley is the looniest. Imagine commingling with people who act like Keith Olbermann on steroids. Not a day goes by where I don't scratch my head in utter disbelief -- not just because of the insanity, but because two years ago, I was one of them! So here is an actual week in the life. I hope that you enjoy this snapshot of living at ground zero, the birthplace of such peace-loving groups as the Black Panthers. All of the following events are...
  • FOX NEWS reviews "The Coming Insurrection"

    02/16/2010 7:13:48 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 19 replies · 1,976+ views
    You tube video 6 minutes 55 seconds ^ | July 1st, 2009 | Glenn Beck
    Here is a quote from the book "The coming insurrection" Take Up Arms. Do Everything Possible to make their use unnecessary. There is no such thing as a peaceful insurrection. Weapons are necessary.