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  • Vowel Movement: How Americans near the Great Lakes are radically changing the sound of English

    08/24/2012 2:10:57 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 134 replies
    Slate ^ | August 22, 2012 | Rob Mifsud
    On July 4, 1960, the Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard rang in Independence Day with a dire Associated Press report by one Norma Gauhn headlined “American Dialects Disappearing.” The problem, according to “speech experts,” was the homogenizing effect of “mass communications, compulsory education, [and] the mobility of restless Americans.” These conformist pressures have only intensified in the half-century since the AP warned “that within four generations virtually all regional U.S. speech differences will be gone.” And so as we enter the predicted twilight of regional American English, it’s no surprise that publications as venerable as the Economist now confirm what our collective...
  • MUSLIM CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR COMES UNHINGED OVER SHARIA

    05/17/2018 7:56:34 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 29 replies
    Front Page ^ | 5/17/2018
    Says to GOP opponent: 'You may not hate Muslims, but Muslims definitely hate you!' Video @ link: Michigan's first-ever Muslim candidate for governor, Dr. Abdul al-Sayed, took a shot at fellow gubernatorial candidate Patrick Colbeck on Thursday that some Republicans are saying was below the belt. Colbeck, speaking at a candidate's forum in East Lansing, expressed his concerns about Sharia law and the extremist Muslim Brotherhood's tactic of civilization jihad. Colbeck took exception with an article he says was planted last month by Sayed supporters at the left-wing website Buzzfeed, which painted Colbeck as a fringe extremist using "unfounded conspiracy...
  • Army Combat Vet John James Releases First Ad For His Michigan US Senate Campaign

    05/14/2018 6:47:44 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/4/2018 | Henry Rogers
    ...James’ name has continued to gain national attention after receiving a long list of endorsements for his efforts to defeat Michigan Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow, including National Security Adviser John Bolton, who endorsed James days before President Donald Trump appointed him to serve. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: John Bolton Endorses Michigan Army Veteran For US Senate) The Bolton endorsement came the same day the American Conservative Union, hosts of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) endorsed James. The GOP candidate was also endorsed by the Senate Conservatives Fund in late January. The former Navy SEAL involved in the raid that killed...
  • It’s Now 1984 at the University of Michigan

    05/14/2018 2:01:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 14, 2018 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Students at the University of Michigan, beware. If you say anything politically incorrect or out-of-line with the political and social orthodoxy on your campus, you may get a knock on your dorm room door from the university’s equivalent of the Thought Police, and be forced into a re-education camp. Or you may be suspended or thrown out of school, potentially damaging your educational prospects and your entire future professional career. If this sounds like an exaggeration, consider a new lawsuit filed in federal court in Michigan by Speech First, Inc., against the president of the University of Michigan, other...
  • ‘This is why people HATE YOU.’ POLITICO’s hit piece on Hillsdale College BACKFIRES spectacularly

    05/13/2018 10:36:49 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 65 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 13 May 2018 | Sam J
    You know those stories that make you roll your eyes so far back in your head you think they might get stuck there? This hot mess from POLITICO is one of those stories:From POLITICO (sorry!): Maybe you’ve never heard of Hillsdale. Or maybe you hadn’t heard about the school before it precipitated a floor fight in the Senate during tax bill negotiations last fall. But the tiny Christian college with a graduate school in statesmanship, a strong conservative bent and roots in an anti-slavery Baptist church, has long been a treasured institution in right-of-center circles—known for its required classical liberal...
  • National Right to Life Endorses John James For US Senate

    05/12/2018 8:20:38 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    John James for Senate ^ | 5/8/2018 | Ted Goodman
    Livonia, MI—The John James for U.S. Senate campaign announced the endorsement of the National Right to Life, a leading advocacy group for the fight to protect the unborn. “This endorsement reflects your commitment to strengthening a culture of life throughout the nation and in the U.S. Senate,” National Right to Life said in a statement. “We look forward to working with you to protect the most vulnerable members of the human family – unborn children and medically dependent or disabled persons, whose lives are threatened by abortion or euthanasia.” “I’m honored to receive the endorsement of National Right to Life...
  • Conyers Turns on Conyers In Bid to Replace Conyers

    05/05/2018 6:19:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Rollcall ^ | 5/04/18 | Griffin Connolly
    The Conyers family power struggle intensified Thursday as Ian Conyers, the great nephew of disgraced former Rep. John Conyers Jr., took steps to boot the ex-congressman’s son John Conyers III from the ballot in the race to replace him. John Conyers III should be kicked from the ballot because he did not collect the requisite 1,000 valid signatures to run for his father’s old seat in Michigan’s 13th District, the formal challenge filed by an attorney for Ian Conyers asserts. The challenge urges officials to throw out 617 of the 1,240 signatures on John Conyers III’s filing petition because because...
  • Kanye West’s Music Blacklisted by Detroit Radio Station

    05/04/2018 1:33:46 PM PDT · by detective · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 May 2018 | John Nolte
    The growing attempt to personally destroy superstar Kanye West has moved to Detroit where a radio station has banned the superstar’s music. The fallout continues against Kanye West is growing. Case in point, the hashtag #MuteKanye, which is part of a left-wing campaign to silence and marginalize West. In the spirit of that movement, Detroit radio station 105.1 The Bounce has announced that going forward West’s music is blacklisted.
  • Detroit's 105.1 The Bounce says it won't play Kanye West songs anymore (#MuteKanye 'movement')

    05/03/2018 2:01:36 PM PDT · by ethom · 55 replies
    Detrot Metro News ^ | Thu, May 3, 2018 at 9:55 AM | By Lee DeVito
    Detroit hip-hop station 105.1 The Bounce says it's pulling Kanye West songs off of its Morning Bounce playlist following a recent string of erratic episodes from the rapper, including West saying he believes slavery was a "choice." The station made the announcement on its Facebook page on Thursday morning. "We feel like Kanye has gone too far with his latest statement declaring that 'slavery was a choice.' We are over it," the station wrote on Facebook. "We don't want to hear Kanye's music, we don't want to play Kanye on our show, we don't want to talk about Kanye anymore....
  • Republican stooges push for Trump to win Nobel Prize as critics bash the idea NY DAILY NEWS

    05/02/2018 9:30:00 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 43 replies
    nydailynews ^ | MAY 02, 2018 | ERIN DURKIN, LAURA DIMON and JANON FISHER
    If only there were a prize for moronic ideas. An apple-polishing group of 18 Republican members of Congress signed a letter Wednesday addressed to the Nobel Prize committee recommending President Trump for the Peace Prize, the most coveted human rights honor in the world. The tuchus-smooching letter was penned by Indiana Rep. Luke Messer, who badly needs Trump's support in a tight upcoming election. The Midwestern pol gushed over what he and his colleagues see as the President's diplomacy, and others see as threats and war-mongering, to get North and South Korea to sit down and talk peace. "Since taking...
  • Analysis: GOP Senate Targets Fade From View Matchups fizzle in states like MI, Oh, Pa

    05/03/2018 6:15:30 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    Rollcall ^ | May 3 , 2018
    When this election cycle began, handicappers repeatedly pointed out that 10 Democratic Senate incumbents from states carried by Donald Trump would be on the ballot in 2018. That count was accurate, and the point behind it obvious — Republicans had a long list of opportunities. But now even the most partisan Republicans are acknowledging that the list of serious targets is shrinking to five or six states. Indiana, Missouri, West Virginia, North Dakota and Florida are certainly in play, but how are the other competitive Senate races holding up?
  • How did Philly lose track of $33 million?

    04/28/2018 6:37:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 58 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | APRIL 27, 2018 | Claudia Vargas
    City officials are trying to figure out if $33.3 million is missing from the city’s main bank account. The discrepancy is the amount the city reports having in its records vs. what bank statements show and was first flagged in the city’s 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), released in February. But the problem wasn’t widely known to the public until the current series of budget hearings — in which Councilman Allan Domb has peppered every city financial official about the unaccounted-for funds. “I’m flabbergasted,” Domb said as he questioned the city’s treasurer earlier this month. “There could be a...
  • Correcting Disinformation on Shariah from Buzzfeed

    04/30/2018 2:55:34 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 8 replies
    Center for Security Policy Free Fire ^ | 30 April 18 | Christopher Holton
    On April 24, the web site Buzzfeed published a commentary piece masquerading as a news story entitled “A Republican Running For Governor In Michigan Is Using Unfounded Conspiracy Theories Against A Muslim American Rival.” That article focused on the controversy brewing in Michigan between gubernatorial candidates Patrick Colbeck and Abdul El-Sayed. Politics aside, there is one passage in the Buzzfeed article that simply cannot go unchallenged because it echoes the worst kind of disinformation from the global Jihadist movement:
  • How Democrats Suppressed the #MeToo Movement in the Party - Greenfield

    04/29/2018 6:54:09 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 18 replies
    FrontPage ^ | April 27, 2018 | Greenfield
    How Democrats Suppressed the #MeToo Movement in the Party Threats, blacklisting and sex scandals in the feminist party. April 27, 2018 Daniel Greenfield aniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. A funny thing happened to the #MeToo movement in the Democrat Party. While #MeToo burned a fiery trail through the media, leaving behind the wrecked careers of top talent, after suffering some initial losses, the Democrats built a firewall by ruthlessly targeting activists. Their approach was eerily similar to that of Harvey Weinstein....
  • President Trump: If We Dont Have Funding for Border Wall by Sept 28 'We’ll Close Down the Country'

    04/29/2018 4:51:26 PM PDT · by ethom · 56 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 29, 2018 | by Jim Hoft
    We have to have borders, and we have to have them fast, and we need security, we need the wall – we’re going to have it all…and if we don’t get border security, we’ll have no choice: We’ll close down the country.
  • TRUMP WARNS: IF DEMS DON’T FUND WALL, ‘WE’LL CLOSE DOWN THE COUNTRY’

    04/28/2018 6:06:49 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 41 replies
    Grabien News ^ | Apr 28, 2018
    "The good thing about the caravan. People are watching. They are coming in from Honduras. They are coming in from other places. They are taking this long trek up Mexico. We want Mexico to help us and we have to demand it. But Mexico is going to help us. But there are hundreds of people out of 2,000. Our laws are so corrupt and stupid, I call them the dumbest immigration laws on Earth. If a person puts their foot over the line, we have to take them into our country. We have to register them. We then have to...
  • Congress Is Aiming Toward Another Omnibus Spending Disaster. Here’s How To Prevent That

    04/28/2018 5:18:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/28/2018 | Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Jim Jordan
    “I will never sign another bill like this again,” President Trump said after signing last month’s 2,232-page, $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. President Trump is right. The omnibus bill Congress passed this March betrayed everything for which conservatives stand.Not only did it bust the spending caps conservatives worked so hard to secure in 2011 by more than $250 billion, but it also failed to build the border wall President Trump promised during his campaign. The bill also included language limiting the ability of federal law enforcement officers to enforce our nation’s immigration laws. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi identified...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood’s Muslim Students’ Association: What Americans Need to Know

    04/29/2018 2:48:26 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 24 replies
    Center for Security Policy Free Fire ^ | 29 April 18 | Christopher Holton
    Recent news reports about the exposure of Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed’s possible ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and the biased–even corrupt–attacks by the so-called “mainstream” media on State Senator Patrick Colbeck for bringing the issue up, should pique the curiosity of every American who has an interest in the security and sanctity of our nation, our rule of law and our culture. Without delving into the political battle raging in Michigan, I feel compelled to clear the air about one particular Muslim Brotherhood organization of which El-Sayed was not just affiliated, but of which he was a leader:...
  • Comedian Faces Criticism After Controversial Remarks At D.C. Gala

    04/29/2018 6:55:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 63 replies
    npr ^ | April 29, 2018·4:29 AM ET | Martina Stewart
    President Trump's absence for the second year in a row from the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner may end up being the least controversial thing about Saturday night's gathering of the White House press corps. Chatter online among journalists and some in the administration's orbit after the event was full of criticism for comedian Michelle Wolf, who was the evening's headliner; criticism and soul-searching about the annual event itself; and an effort by former White House press secretary Sean Spicer to pressure the leadership of the White House Correspondents' Association into answering for Wolf's vulgar, personal jabs leveled primarily at...
  • Trump Rally has begun,guest speakers first...link here

    04/28/2018 3:42:56 PM PDT · by caww · 356 replies
    You tube ^ | 4/28/2018 | CAWW
    Trumps michigan rally!....