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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...
  • 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...