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  • The Coronavirus Fifth Column

    05/16/2020 8:05:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    American ^ | May 16, 2020 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    As left-wing Democrat-controlled states continue to keep people in lockdown, it is becoming apparent that they are using the pandemic as a means to gain ultimate control of people's lives. In fact, leftists the world over are exploiting the pandemic in order to create their alleged utopias. Vanessa Vallejo, a Colombian activist and columnist explains that Whenever they come to power, communists work hard to create a clientele network that will vote for them and support them in the future. So instead of looking for real solutions to lift people out of poverty altogether, they offer them subsidies or useless...
  • Has Liberalism Lost Its Mind?

    05/09/2020 3:46:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | May 9, 2020 | John C. Goodman
    Did you notice that the standard used to attack Brett Kavanaugh was quickly jettisoned when the accused was Joe Biden? Or that the standard Joe Biden imposed on every male college student in the country suddenly became unfair when it was applied to Biden himself? It makes you wonder whether liberals believe in anything other than getting elected and exercising power. Is there a set of beliefs you could confidently identify as comprising the liberal mind? I’m not so sure. For most of the past four decades there have been very few times when we have even been bothered by...
  • VANITY: Unhinged Liberals' New Talking Point ("More Deaths from COVID in U.S. than Vietnam or Korean Wars!")

    05/02/2020 8:35:39 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 62 replies
    Self ^ | 5/2/20 | Self
    From an Unhinged Liberal: More deaths from Coronavirus in the US than many wars - and of course that’s with lots of remediation in place. You do realize that’s more Americans (in just 3 months) than were lost in the Vietnam War (58,200), the First World War (53,402), the Korean War (36,574), the 2003 Iraq conflict (4,431) and the Afghanistan misadventure, the longest armed conflict in American history (2,445).
  • What Happens When The Right Starts Acting Like The Left About The Constitution

    05/01/2020 6:32:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 1, 2020 | Nathanial Blake
    Many on the left have accused originalism of being nothing but a cover for conservatives’ preferred policy outcomes, but Vermeule’s proposal illustrates how restrained originalists have been. “The Republic” often alarms first-time readers. Not only is Plato’s dialogic style foreign to us, the character of Socrates makes bizarre and even wicked proposals as he outlines a supposed ideal polity, such as a communism not only of property, but also of wives and children. Many readers, including some philosophers, have taken Plato literally and seriously, and therefore condemned him as a proto-totalitarian. Something similar seems to have happened in response to...
  • Family-run Jersey Shore motel closing this summer to protect guests from coronavirus

    04/26/2020 4:31:11 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 24 replies ^ | 4/20/2020 | Avalon Zoppo
    Two months ago, North Wildwood motel owners Bill and Kathy Crane were preparing in full force for their 19th season in business. They paid for new carpeting for their motel, The Sandpiper, and were beginning heavy cleaning in the rooms. But as the coronavirus spread throughout the region, the Cranes realized opening would be a problem. On Friday, the pair announced the motel would close for the summer of 2020, citing the health safety concerns of guests and staff. “We get people from all over, New York and Canada,” said Bill Crane. “We couldn’t risk something happening over profit. You...
  • COVID-19 Completes Liberal Takeover of Southern Baptist Convention

    04/23/2020 7:01:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/23/2020 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Crisis and upheaval have brought out the best in some (think of Ulysses Grant) and the worst in others (think of Vidkun Quisling).  This holds true of Christian churches and the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).  In previous columns, my colleagues and I have raised red flags about the SBC, including corruption and leftward drift.  One sees this in executive leadership (see this about president J.D. Greear), in missions (see here and here), in the management of seminaries (see here), in the workings of the SBC's publishing company (see here and here), in its political advocacy (see here), in its gatherings (see here),...
  • Colorado's governor, who is Jewish, gives emotional response after Republican leader compares stay-at-home orders to Nazism

    04/19/2020 12:01:56 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 70 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 4/17/2020 | Caitlin O'Kane
    Colorado Governor Jared Polis had a powerful response when he was asked about a Republican leader's comparison of stay-at-home orders to Nazism. During a press briefing Wednesday, a reporter asked Polis, who is Jewish, about criticism toward the stay-at-home orders put in place to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. "We're seeing a lot of rebellion out here against your orders, which have been called tyrannical against local health department orders, being equated to Nazism. How do you react to that, what do you say to those people who are clearly getting frustrated with this stay-at-home order?" the reporter...
  • LGBT Activists Slam COVID-19 Aid - Because It's Run By Christians

    04/07/2020 7:05:13 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 30 replies
    pnw ^ | 4/6/2020 | Jonathon Van Maren
    As New York City becomes the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, the city is going into lockdown. Frontline healthcare workers are preparing for shortages of beds and equipment, and the USNS Comfort, a massive hospital ship, has arrived to help deal with the influx of patients. Samaritan's Purse, a Christian humanitarian organization that, among other things, brings medical professionals and supplies to war zones and disaster hotspots around the world, has set up a 68-bed field hospital in Central Park with 60 to 70 medical staff to treat coronavirus patients. The arrival of Samaritan's Purse was...
  • Stop Pretending Pandemic Politics Are the New Norm

    04/01/2020 4:11:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | April 1, 2020 | Ben Shapiro
    "There are no libertarians in a global pandemic." So goes the smug punchline of large-government advocates who point to the necessity of collective action in the face of an unprecedented global crisis. Without government, they say, we'd all be dead. Few libertarians would disagree. The hardcore libertarians at Reason magazine aren't spending their days fulminating over the evils of government-required lockdown orders in the face of a fast-spreading, deadly disease. That's because they, like all other sentient human beings, recognize that collective action is sometimes necessary. But here's the dirty little secret: Institutional failures during this pandemic are more indicative...
  • Inside the Progressive Mind

    03/16/2020 10:43:27 PM PDT · by TBP · 22 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | May 21, 2013 | N. A. Halkides
    The Progressive believes in precisely two things: his own magnificence and the constructive power of brute force. In combination, they lead him naturally from the role of pestiferous busybody to brutal dictator. Where the productive man dreams of the things he might create if only left alone by his fellows, the Progressive dreams of the world he could create if only the lives and property of his fellows were at his disposal. The roots of his pathology lie in that oldest and most destructive of all human vices, the desire for the power to rule over other men. As naked...
  • Molly Jong-Fast: So the states are basically governing themselves because our president doesn’t know how to president at all?

    03/16/2020 12:32:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 90 replies
    Twitter ^ | March 16, 2020 | Molly Jong-Fast
    Molly Jong-Fast @MollyJongFast So the states are basically governing themselves because our president doesn’t know how to president at all?
  • "Communism and the Conscience of the West"

    03/14/2020 8:53:51 PM PDT · by Tacrolimus1mg · 10 replies
    The Bobb-Merrill Company ^ | 1948 | Fulton J. Sheen
    Apparently, a URL was mandatory, so I linked to FR. Has anyone else read this book? I inherited it from my grandfather, who was a cop with an extensive library consisting of all manners of philosophy, religion, myth, and history. I ask because I'm hardly thirty pages in, and I feel like this book was just written. Quotes shared here are cited as well as the can be via a smartphone and clumsy keypads. --- "Dedicated to: Mary Gracious Mother-Heart Of the World's Savior In Prayerful Hope Of The Conversion of Russia" Lastly, a paragraph; the one which made me...
  • ICE arrests illegal immigrant accused of raping Brooklyn teen after city cut him loose

    03/03/2020 5:59:00 PM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies ^ | March 3, 2020 | Larry Celona, Andrew Denney and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    An illegal immigrant accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in Brooklyn was cut loose thanks to New York’s “sanctuary city” policy and the Brooklyn District Attorney — despite a request by immigration officials that he be detained. Guatemalan national Miguel Federico Ajqui-Ajtzalam, 20, was arraigned Friday on a 20-count criminal complaint for allegedly raping the girl five times in 2018. But Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez’s office didn’t ask the judge to set bail, and Criminal Court Judge Hilary Gingold agreed to let him go on supervised release. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had issued a detainer asking the city to nevertheless...
  • Charlie Daniels: The Dumbing Up of America

    03/02/2020 9:18:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 2, 2020 | Charlie Daniels
    We have long heard the phrase “The dumbing down of America” to describe the effort of the Democratic Party to indoctrinate, under-educate, immigrate and acclimate, to influence the coming elections to favor the Democrat candidates. Usually, when we think about this process, we tend to imagine it to be the poorly educated, illegal aliens, the huddled masses who dwell generationally at the bottom of the prosperity chain, looking for someone to blame their plight on. And such a movement does exist in those echelons as the “progressive” wing of the Democratic Party strives to tilt the playing field by hook,...
  • Social Liberal Is Silenced Over Belief That There Are ‘Only 2 Sexes’

    01/27/2020 10:53:09 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 23, 2020 | Nicole Russell
    Weeks after J.K. Rowling expressed disdain for a British employer firing an employee for stating sex is binary, another employer—this time in the U.S.—allegedly fired a freelance columnist for saying there are only two sexes. Jon Caldara, a regular columnist for The Denver Post, announced Jan. 17 in a Facebook post that the publication had fired him for his traditional, but apparently offensive and “insensitive,” beliefs about sex and gender. An editor’s note posted Jan.21 at The Denver Post confirmed Megan Schrader, editor of The Denver Post’s editorial pages, decided the publication no longer would run Caldara’s weekly freelance column,...
  • Why Are Progressives So Darned Angry?

    01/24/2020 4:11:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 71 replies
    RICOCHET ^ | January 23, 2020
    In terms of seriousness, I realize that this question ranks right up there with “Why is There Air?” (which was a pretty funny comedy album from back in the 60s). There have been hundreds of books and articles which have examined the “roots of progressive rage.” At times I believe that we have seen so much progressive fury that we have almost become inured to it. Like most people, I usually adhere to the philosophy of “fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly and progressives gotta rant.” However, during the holiday season, I ran across two instances that caused me to...
  • ‘ABC treated Abby like s–t:’ Inside Abby Huntsman’s exit from ‘The View’

    01/13/2020 7:41:07 PM PST · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | January 13, 2020 | 9:06pm | Carlos Greer, Sara Nathan and Mara Siegler
    Abby Huntsman announced on Monday she’s quitting “The View” to join her father, Jon Huntsman Jr., on his Utah gubernatorial campaign. But Page Six is told that the campaign isn’t the real reason for her exit from the ABC fixture, which has recently been rocked by a breakdown in the relationship between Meghan McCain and her fellow panelists. “It’s an unhealthy environment — just the way that things are handled during shows and how people deal with each other,” said an insider familiar with Huntsman’s thinking. “It’s intense.” “Abby made an issue [to executives] about the overall environment. She’s felt...
  • Who Killed the Knapp Family?

    01/12/2020 6:05:54 AM PST · by ModernDayCato · 83 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 1/9/2020 | Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
    Background: My family has an email list where we share articles and opinions. Someone recently circulated this opinion piece from the New York Times, and I am offering my response hoping for comments from my FRiends. Who Killed the Knapp Family? YAMHILL, Ore. — Chaos reigned daily on the No. 6 school bus, with working-class boys and girls flirting and gossiping and dreaming, brimming with mischief, bravado and optimism. Nick rode it every day in the 1970s with neighbors here in rural Oregon, neighbors like Farlan, Zealan, Rogena, Nathan and Keylan Knapp. They were bright, rambunctious, upwardly mobile youngsters whose...
  • How Star Wars reinforces our prejudices

    01/11/2020 8:05:36 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 48 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | Dec. 23, 2019 | Jeffery C. J. Chen
    All fantasy worlds draw from reality, and the Star Wars universe is no exception. As fans flock to theaters to see “The Rise of Skywalker” this holiday week, most of their minds will be on the grand visuals, enduring characters and exciting storytelling, and not on how the films reflect our culture — including its prejudices. But if we take a moment to think about it, George Lucas’s galaxy is, and has always been, far, far away from being an original or an inclusive creation. Star Wars is shot with “Orientalizing” stereotypes — patronizing tropes that represent an imagined East,...
  • Vermont bill would ban cell phone use for anyone under 21

    01/09/2020 3:57:13 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 75 replies
    WNYT TV ^ | 01/09/2020 | WNYT Staff
    A Vermont state senator wants to ban on cell phone use for anyone under 21. According to WPTZ, Democratic Senator John Rodgers says the phones are a big factor in teenage driving deaths, but can also lead to bullying and radicalization.