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  • There Is No Such Thing as Brainwashing

    06/16/2019 5:18:55 AM PDT · by aspasia · 131 replies
    NRO ^ | June 14, 2019 | Kevin Williamson
    media outlets ranging from Vice to the Daily Beast to, just today, the New York Times have employed the term “brainwashing,” almost entirely uncritically. The problem with that, which apparently has occurred to none of these outlets whose writers from time to time advertise their reverence for “science,” is that there is no such thing as brainwashing. It is a concept with no scientific basis, generally regarded as pseudoscience. It is mainly a literary device, one popularized by The Manchurian Candidate. “Brainwashing” is right up there with “recovered memories,” “multiple-personality disorder,” homeopathy, chiropractic, reiki, the anti-vaccine movement, and the terror...
  • Douglas MacKinnon: Bloomberg to coal workers: You're fired!

    06/09/2019 6:18:11 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/9/2019 | Douglas MacKinnon
    In a supposed conversation between acclaimed authors F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway regarding the often eccentric behavior of rich people, Fitzgerald reportedly said: "The rich are different from you and me." Hemingway replied: "Yes, they have more money." They may have more money, but they do not necessarily have better judgment. Take former New York City Mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg, for instance. He just announced that he is going to donate $500 million to help close all remaining U.S. coal plants.
  • Hours After Maxine Waters’ Cocky ‘Bluff’ Prediction, Trump Announces Historic Mexico Deal

    06/08/2019 6:01:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    The Western Journal Conservative Tribune ^ | June 8, 2019 at 10:55am | Ryan Ledendecker
    Rep. Maxine Waters — the California Democrat who is one of President Donald Trump’s most vocal and prominent haters — will be dining on a plate full of crow this weekend after her prediction that the president was bluffing on his threat of Mexico tariffs backfired in spectacular fashion. All eyes were on the president the past few days as everyone waited to see what would happen regarding his threat to impose a 5 percent tariff on Mexico. One set of those eyes belonged to Waters, who tweeted Friday morning that “Dictator Trump” wouldn’t follow through on his threat. “Spineless...
  • All Americans should resent Trump’s excessive golf costs

    05/24/2019 11:06:18 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 80 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 23, 2019 | Quin Hillyer
    ...As a conservative, I hope other conservatives join me in complaining about Trump’s golf costs. And I make the same complaint as an avid golfer. The problem isn’t that Trump likes golf, or that he finds at least some time to play it. Rogan is right that presidents need relief from the stresses of the job, and golf is a salutary diversion. And the problem isn’t that presidential golf costs more than golf by anybody else, because of course security and other considerations make it so by necessity. snip The president is not a potentate. The presidency does not carry...
  • Florida mayor: Trump hotels should take in migrants

    05/17/2019 7:12:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | May 17, 2019 | Catherine E. Shoichet and David Shortell,
    A possible government plan to send migrants who are in federal custody to South Florida sparked concern from local officials this week, and one mayor offered a proposal of his own. "Bring them to the Trump hotels and ask the President to open his heart and home as well," Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen said. Bogen said in a statement that he and other local officials learned this week from US Customs and Border Protection of a plan to release hundreds of migrants weekly into the area.
  • Street Artist Sabo Lampoons Pete Buttigieg as Mad Magazine Cartoon Alfred E. Neuman

    05/12/2019 3:47:56 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 48 replies ^ | 11 May 2019 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Street artist Sabo lampooned Pete Buttigieg with Mad Magazine Cartoon only days after President Donald Trump laughed off the candidacy of “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg by comparing the former Indiana mayor to the cartoon character Alfred E. Neuman of Mad Magazine fame.
  • Beto O'Rourke blames climate change for the crisis at the Mexican border

    05/10/2019 12:18:58 PM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 10, 2019 | Emily Larsen
    Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said climate change is a reason so many Central American migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. "These storms, these floods, the historic wildfires that we saw in California, the droughts through which our farmers in Texas attempt to persist to grow the food and the fiber that feeds and clothes not just this country but the world, are going to be exponentially worse going forward," O'Rourke, a former Texas congressman who represented El Paso, said at a campaign stop Thursday in Salem, N.H. “There were 400,000 apprehensions at our border with Mexico last year. As...
  • Macron says Notre Dame should be rebuilt in line with diversity;include minaret

    04/25/2019 3:15:34 PM PDT · by robowombat · 118 replies
    Macron says Notre Dame should be rebuilt in line with diversity; architect suggests an Islamic minaret be included France flagged “more than 78,000 people” as jihadist security threats in 2017; three churches a day are attacked there; anti-Semitism is so prevalent (and violent) in France that it prompted the President of the Confederation of Jews in France to conclude that “in a few decades, there will be no Jews in France.” But none of these facts have troubled globalist Emanuel Macron (and company), whose focus is on making everyone feel welcome in France, no matter what. Never mind those who...
  • Huckabee lashes out at Trump critic Romney: ‘Makes me sick’ you could have been POTUS.

    04/20/2019 6:25:45 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | Saturday, April 20, 2019 | Louis Casiano
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee lashed out at Sen. Mitt Romney after the Utah Republican said he was “sickened” by the level of dishonesty from President Trump’s administration in response to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report into Russian interference in the 2016 election. “Know what makes me sick, Mitt? Not how disingenuous you were to take @realDonaldTrump $$ and then 4 yrs later jealously trash him & then love him again when you begged to be Sec of State, but makes me sick that you got GOP nomination and could have been @POTUS," Huckabee tweeted Friday.
  • Actor Geoffrey Thorne’s DESPICABLE Tweet To Candace Owens: "An Obedient Ni**Er’ (Trunc)

    04/14/2019 10:46:08 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 69 replies ^ | April 14, 2019 | Elizabeth Vaughn
    Full title: "Candace Owens: ‘They Will Never Think Of You As Anything But An Obedient Ni**Er’ "And she received the following disgraceful reply from actor Geoffrey Thorne:" "they will never accept you. they will never think off you as anything but an obedient nigger. you will never be one of them. they see you as a trained animal that does the right tricks. one can only pray you never realize because, if you do, what’s left of your soul will crack."
  • Privileged (Utah Jazz Player Kyler Korver's Essay on His Own White Privilege)

    04/08/2019 3:42:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    The Players Tribune ^ | April 8, 2019 | Kyle Korver
    hen the police break your teammate’s leg, you’d think it would wake you up a little. When they arrest him on a New York street, throw him in jail for the night, and leave him with a season-ending injury, you’d think it would sink in. You’d think you’d know there was more to the story. You’d think. But nope. I still remember my reaction when I first heard what happened to Thabo. It was 2015, late in the season. Thabo and I were teammates on the Hawks, and we’d flown into New York late after a game in Atlanta. When...
  • I owe you an apology... (Vanity(?)) [Zot!]

    03/30/2019 10:39:44 PM PDT · by packrat01 · 156 replies
    03/31/2019 | self
    I must apologize. I do not have the time to make individual apologies to each one of you who I have offended, hence the general post. I have learned a lot in the last several years. Some of the things I've learned: I USED TO vote the lesser of two evils. No longer. God is Sovereign in illumination, as He is in salvation. He doen't give the same light to everyone at the same time. If you're in the dark; blame God, or get wisdom. Lincoln was NOT a good president. One of the most evil, actually. The CSA were...
  • Kim Foxx will and should lose her job over the Jussie Smollett case

    03/29/2019 7:30:18 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 28 , 2019 | Eric Zorn
    Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx probably will and arguably should lose her job next year over her office’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case. Yes, there are many worse crimes committed every day in Chicago than staging a hate-inspired attack and filing a false police report about it — the offense with which Smollett was charged. And no, justice did not demand that Smollett be shackled and shipped off to prison for allegedly orchestrating a stunt. But justice demanded resolution and accountability. And Foxx appeared oblivious to this imperative as she made the media rounds attempting to explain why...
  • I gave up my gun after the New Zealand mosque shootings. (trunc) (barf alert)

    03/28/2019 7:20:02 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 58 replies
    Denver Post ^ | 28 mar 2019 | John Hart
    --snip--- "Until that Friday, I had always considered my weapon nothing more than a tool. Everything changed once I saw how devastating it can be in the wrong hands. How could I argue that this efficient killer was the only way to take care of my land? When I weighed its potential for harm against its convenience, the choice was obvious. I didn’t need an assault weapom"--
  • ‘Wax My Ass, Scrub My Balls’-- (Francis O'Rourke's Brilliant Poem)

    03/15/2019 6:13:28 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 171 replies ^ | 3/15/19 | Scott Morefield
    ‘Wax My Ass, Scrub My Balls’ --- This Beto O’Rourke Poem Is Beyond Belief Beto O’Rourke’s recently unearthed membership in the hacking group “Cult of the Dead Cow” may not have included the “edgiest sorts of hacking activity,” but it did, apparently, include writing murder fantasies and exceptionally bad poetry. Writing under the now-exposed pseudonym “Psychedelic Warlord,” a teen-aged O’Rourke appears to be the author of a poem titled “The Song of the Cow,” published in 1988 by “cDc (Cult of the Dead Cow) communications.” “I need a butt-shine,” the poem begins … and it really all just goes downhill...
  • Yet another hate crime hoax at yet another expensive college

    A black college lacrosse player has been arrested in connection with two incidents of racist graffiti found in a dorm on the Goucher College campus in Maryland. Fynn Ajani Arthur, a 21-year-old from Brunswick, Maine, was charged with two counts of malicious destruction of property on Thursday night in Baltimore County. His arrest came after graffiti aimed at black and Latino students was found on the second floor of a campus dorm, one floor above where similar graffiti had been found on November 14, Goucher College administrators said in a statement. Both incidents that shook the Towson campus involved backward...
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom to pull National Guard from California's border with Mexico

    02/11/2019 12:17:13 AM PST · by NoLibZone · 46 replies
    DNC vetted then the Los Angeles Times ^ | 2-11-19 | Jazmine Ulloa and Taryn Luna
    As a second partial government shutdown looms in Washington over border discussions, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday will order the removal of roughly 360 National Guard members from California’s southern boundary with Mexico, repudiating President Trump’s characterization of a recent influx of Central American refugees and migrants as a national security crisis. The announcement comes just one day before the governor delivers his first State of the State address Tuesday, setting the stage for Newsom to counter Trump’s State of the Union address from last week.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reveals Ridiculous “Green New Deal” – Multiple Immediate Backfires…

    02/08/2019 6:36:28 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 113 replies ^ | 2/7/19 | sundance
    Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, aka “Occasional Cortex“, revealed an energy and social justice plan today called “The Green New Deal“, promising a massive transformation of American society. However, the substance (full pdf below) is so ridiculous, there are many people now wondering if she and her allies were set-up by political opponents to make themselves look like fools. The goal is to have all Americans eating sustainable algae cakes and sitting around campfires, barefoot, picking parasites off each other…. or something.
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown: 'We Have a President Who's a Racist'

    02/04/2019 6:26:29 AM PST · by ManHunter · 55 replies ^ | 4 FEB 2019 | Susan Jones
    ( - Moments after repeating his call for the resignation of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) declared on Sunday that President Donald Trump is "racist." Brown pointed to "news reports" and books to back up his claim. Chuck Todd, the host of NBC's "Meet the Press," asked Brown why "folks" such as Gov. Northam "are now being held accountable for blackface." "Well, I think this country hasn't dealt well with the issues of race," Brown said. "I mean, we have a president who's a racist. Who we have, you know--"
  • St. Louis Anchor Gone After Mispronouncing Martin Luther King Jr.’s Name

    01/28/2019 1:19:58 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    Ad Week ^ | 1/28/19 | Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel
    First, he apologized. Then, the NAACP met with KTVI Kevin Steincross‘ bosses and asked for his termination after he mispronounced Martin Luther King Jr’s name and said “Martin Luther Coon Jr” live on air. On Friday, Fox 2 managers and Steincross confirmed he would be off the morning show indefinitely to regain the trust of the community. “Station management and I have agreed that I need to step away from the anchor desk for now. I will begin working to regain your trust. I know the work I need to do will take time, and I will do everything I...