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  • ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ star Matt McGorry was arrested during Black Lives Matter march in[tr]

    05/03/2018 7:13:22 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 6 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/2/2018 | Kate Feldman
    Matt McGorry, an actor known best for roles in "How to Get Away with Murder" and "Orange is the New Black," was arrested during a Black Lives Matter march last month in Manhattan, police said. The 32-year-old NYC native was charged with disorderly conduct and a vehicle traffic violation during a NYC Shut It Down protest on April 16, according to cops. The anti-police brutality activist group was honoring Decynthia Clements, a 34-year-old black woman shot and killed by Illinois police in March. Officers accused McGorry of blocking traffic when the group passed through W. 122nd St. near Lenox Ave....
  • Jodie Foster Says America Has a "Problem" With Female Directors

    05/21/2018 7:31:02 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 77 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 21, 2018 | Lou Vanhecke
    Hotel Artemis star Jodie Foster explained that she loves to act but will continue directing as well at Saturday's premiere of the new action film at the Regency Bruin Theater in Los Angeles. “I said it and I’ll keep saying it — I want to direct,” Foster explained to The Hollywood Reporter. “And I will direct more than I acted.” The actress/filmmaker was not shy to share her thoughts about the rise of female directors, as that faction of the film industry has been the “last area” that needs to see a change. She also made a point to mention...
  • The Hate Agenda of the Left

    05/17/2018 4:43:41 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 15 May, 2018 | Matt Margolis
    Last week, the New York Times published an opinion piece by Gerard Alexander, an associate professor of politics at the University of Virginia, titled, “Liberals, You’re Not as Smart as You Think.” The piece is an intriguing analysis of how liberals are hurting their own cause by presuming their mental and moral superiority, and thus, are inviting significant backlash against their favored agenda. The prime example is how liberals use their virtual monopoly in the media and the entertainment industry to ruthlessly bash Trump. They're very protective of this monopoly as their goal is ideological segregation. Any signs of diversity...
  • *How's that progressivism working out for you, Jeff Bezos?

    05/16/2018 8:42:48 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 16 May, 2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Is Jeff Bezos having second thoughts about his political ideology and that of his newspaper? The founder of Amazon and owner of the Washington Post – and the richest man in the world at the current Amazon stock price – is being targeted by leftists because he has been so successful. Not for any alleged misbehavior, but simply because he and his company Amazon (not the WaPo) have so much money. Yesterday, Bernie Sanders attacked him by name, noting that the three richest men in America have as much wealth as the bottom half. Apparently, he believe that if they...
  • Opinion: I can't assimilate into Trump's America. Deport me!

    05/14/2018 1:37:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 112 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 14, 2018 | by Rex Huppke
    I don’t think I have the skills to easily assimilate into Donald Trump’s America. And that can mean only one thing: I should be deported. It was a difficult conclusion to reach, but after listening to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s recent comments on undocumented immigrants, I see no other path forward. Maybe I should self-deport. That’s part of the hope, of course, that by making America inhospitable to outsiders, some will just leave. But I’m not going to do that. You know us unassimilated legal residents. We’re notoriously lazy. No, the government is going to have to...
  • California governor announces unexpected $8 billion in tax revenue

    05/12/2018 12:43:32 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/12/2018 | John Meyers
    SACRAMENTO - Even in the wake of previous tax windfalls, Gov. Jerry Brown's announcement on Friday was breathtaking: The state has collected an unexpected $8 billion in tax revenue in recent months, even more additional cash than reported in January. The money is the latest installment in a fiscal winning streak of historic proportions in California. And, as in previous years, the governor's newly revised budget seeks to divvy it up either on short-term spending or long-term savings by putting it into government reserves.
  • I’m done trying to understand Trump supporters. Why don’t they try to understand me?

    05/07/2018 9:06:32 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 116 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 5-4-18 | Leonard Pitts
    <p>She is a nice lady who wrote me a nice email in which she spoke about the need to try to understand Donald Trump’s supporters. As Rose put it, “We need to not close ourselves off to how the other side thinks.” It’s a sentiment I hear a lot from progressives, and it bespeaks a great generosity of spirit.</p>
  • “No Liberty, No Equality, No Fraternity: Dealing with the Failure of the West”.

    05/06/2018 7:56:27 PM PDT · by boycott · 8 replies ^ | Feb 26, 2018 | Melanie Phillips
    On February 18, 2018, The Speakers Action Group presented Melanie Phillips at Holy Blossom Temple with her talk entitled “No Liberty, No Equality, No Fraternity: Dealing with the Failure of the West”. Melanie Phillips has never shied away from the battle of ideas. As someone who has lived as both a hero and villain of the social and political Left, her career as a journalist has been marked by controversy over the expression of some relatively uncontroversial ideas. Her fierce independence, and tenacious defense of civil liberties has lead her to becoming one of Britain’s leading voices on a variety...
  • Liberalism Must Be Destroyed

    05/06/2018 5:18:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | May 6, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    If you thought conservatives could “make nice” with liberals, that “both sides have the country’s best interest at heart,” you were wrong. This week more of the con-jobs and character assassinations the political left is attempting have been exposed, and if it doesn’t make you realize the Liberal Industrial Complex will stop at nothing to protect itself and destroy the Trump administration, nothing will.The economic news was all good this week, though you’d barely know it if you watched cable news. The unemployment rate dropped to 3.9 percent, which means nearly everyone who wants a job can find a job. Black...
  • 2nd N.J. teachers union prez suspended after undercover video

    05/03/2018 9:47:30 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | May 3, 2018 | Terrence T. McDonald
    The Union City teachers union chief is under fire after the release of an undercover video that shows her denigrating some of the city's public-school students, suggesting a teacher not report that he hurt a student and referring to a Union City teacher who had sex with a child but was not charged criminally. Conservative group Project Veritas, which has been slammed by the statewide teachers union for "using dishonest and illegal tactics to fabricate false stories," released the 15-minute video on Wednesday morning, one day following the release of a similar video that resulted in the suspension of a...
  • Robert B. Reich: How Democrats can stop Trump (and prevent future Trumps)

    05/02/2018 6:59:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 2, 2018 | by Robert B. Reich
    Why did working-class voters choose a selfish, thin-skinned, petulant, lying, narcissistic, boastful megalomaniac for president? With the 2018 midterms around the corner, and prospective Democratic candidates already eyeing the 2020 presidential race, the answer is important because it will influence how Democrats campaign. One explanation focuses on economic hardship. The working class fell for Mr. Trump's economic populism. A competing explanation -- which got a boost this week from a study published by the National Academy of Sciences -- dismisses economic hardship and blames it on whites' fear of losing status to blacks and immigrants. They were attracted to Mr....
  • Left-Wing Fools in the High Church of American Liberalism

    05/01/2018 11:32:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | May 4, 2018 | Bernard Goldberg
    Where do we draw the line? If you're a college professor with tenure, can you say anything, no matter how hateful, and get away with it? Are there any limits to free speech on campus, especially at a public university where professors have First Amendment rights? These are questions that come up from time to time, usually after a professor -- almost always someone from the so-called progressive left -- says or tweets something widely seen as indecent and outrageous. And so now the questions have come up again, this time the offending boor is a professor of creative writing...
  • Utah teen shamed for wearing 'racist' dress to prom, sparking cultural appropriation debate

    05/01/2018 7:58:37 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 58 replies
    Fox ^ | 30 april 2018 | Jennifer Earl
    "To everyone causing so much negativity: I mean no disrespect to the Chinese culture. I’m simply showing my appreciation to their culture. I’m not deleting my post because I’ve done nothing but show my love for the culture. It’s a f---ing dress. And it’s beautiful," she tweeted on Saturday.
  • Opinion: Bernie Sanders wants you to have a good job. But there's a catch.

    04/27/2018 2:00:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | April 27, 2018 | by Megan McArdle
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., wants you to have a good job. He wants everyone to have a good job. In fact, he wants to guarantee it, and he's joined Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Cory Booker of New Jersey, two other potential Democratic presidential hopefuls, in proposing some sort of program to provide a highly paid job with the federal government to every American who wants one. Unlike other ideas gaining vogue on the left, this actually seems vaguely centrist in its premise, despite its venerable socialist history. Democrats, after all, are the party of big entitlement spending,...
  • SFPD faces Twitter backlash after 'tackling' tent-filled street in Tenderloin

    04/27/2018 1:43:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 27, 2018 | By Amy Graff
    The San Francisco Police Department tweeted before-and-after images of a homeless encampment raid in the Tenderloin Wednesday, leading many to wonder where the people living in tents moved. In one photo, a half-dozen tents are seen in a row along a sidewalk on Ellis Street. In the subsequent image, the same sidewalk is shown clear of the encampment and hosed down with water. "'Tackled'? Are you for real? These are residents of our city and members of our community and we're supposed to thank you for hosing them away?" asked @lipstick_denim. "Where are these people now," Twitter user Cathy Reisenwitz...
  • Don't call me baby: the birth of the gender-neutral 'theyby'

    04/27/2018 9:23:46 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    (UK) Guardian ^ | April 26, 2018 | Steven Poole
    Babies are so passe, even royal ones. The hip new thing to have is a "theyby", according to a trend spotted by New York magazine that sees parents bringing up their offspring in a gender-neutral fashion.
  • How to Stop the West from Committing Cultural Suicide

    04/26/2018 6:27:33 PM PDT · by firebrand · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 26, 2018 | John Podhoretz
    < snip of beginning> Goldberg’s answer is so simple it seems too easy, and yet so difficult it seems unachievable. We need to teach and experience gratitude for what we have been given, which means reacquainting ourselves with the philosophical and scientific roots of the Miracle and then passing them on to our posterity. So much is arrayed against this effort, and yet we Americans, we tribal Americans, do long to belong to the American tribe. In his pathbreaking book, Goldberg makes it clear all we need do to find our place is to understand that we are the beneficiaries...
  • NY Socialist Students Want To Abolish ROTC

    04/25/2018 3:42:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/23/18 | Rob Shimshock
    The City College of New York’s Young Democratic Socialists of America chapter wants the school’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) kicked off campus, according to a Monday report. The college’s YDSA chapter announced its desire to ban the group from campus in a flyer presumably found on campus and posted to Twitter Friday, reported Campus Reform. “ROTC off our campus,” said the socialist students. “The rich will never die for you…don’t die for the rich.”
  • Daily Beast Suspends Joy Reid Column Over ‘Serious’ Accusations About Past Homophobic Blog Posts

    04/26/2018 8:15:57 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    The Wrap ^ | April 26, 2018 | Jon Levine
    The Daily Beast will suspend future columns from Joy Reid due to the fallout over comments she made on an old blog a decade ago, the website’s executive editor Noah Shachtman told staff in an internal memo on Wednesday. “We’re going to hit pause on Reid’s columns,” said Shachtman in an email reviewed by TheWrap. “As you’re well aware, support for LGBTQ rights and respect for human dignity are core to Daily Beast. So we’re taking seriously the new allegations that one of our columnists, Joy Reid, previously wrote homophobic blog posts during her stint as a radio host.” “Obviously,...
  • If You Want To Stop Liberal Bullying, Start By Telling Them To Buzz Off

    04/25/2018 9:17:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | April 26, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Well, not “buzz.” But you get the point. We are experiencing an epidemic of liberals trying to push us around. And, since life is really just high school, except with older and stupider people, schoolyard rules apply. So when someone tries to bully, you smack him. Hard. Right in the Pelosi. That's what we need to do the liberals when they form their creepy little social media lynch mobs. This nonsense about cowering and apologizing and begging for forgiveness from these petty tyrants needs to stop. Besides being undignified and shameful, submission just encourages them. Take whoever Shania Twain...