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  • Let the Children Vote! The Left's Next Battleground

    05/21/2016 9:24:40 AM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 42 replies
    Dave Sussman Blog ^ | May 21, 2016 | Dave Susman
    The Leftís Next Battlefront If you thought the transgender bathroom was the hill upon which the progressive movement would die, get ready for the next outrageous little war the left is waging against common sense. Last week the City of San Francisco passed an amendment (9-2) to lower the voting age to 16 years old. It will appear on this Novemberís ballot in an effort to expand voting ďrightsĒ. It may be tempting to laugh it off as ďwacky San FranciscoĒ, but advocates intend to replicate this around the country, and worldwide. Their wishes may be soon granted: Council members...
  • The Most Important Story This Political Season

    05/19/2016 6:03:50 AM PDT · by stayathomemom · 16 replies
    Dr. Anthony Napoleon ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Dr Anthony Napoleon
    An Avowed Socialist is a Viable Candidate for President of the United States Let that headline sink in for a moment. I know what youíre thinking: Senator Sanders doesnít have a chance. Before you get too much solace from that denial ridden and self-comforting thought, youíre missing the point. Put aside your desire to soothe your jagged nerves and consider that for the FIRST TIME in American history, an avowed socialist is a VIABLE candidate for President of the United States. How did we get here? Well, to begin with, Baby Boomers are no longer the largest demographic group in...
  • 10 Worst Things Happening in SchoolsÖReally?!?

    05/16/2016 2:12:19 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 16 replies
    Education News and Views ^ | March 31, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    A progressive organization published a list of the ďten worst thingsĒ in education. You can learn a lot about why public schools are mediocre by looking at this list. The ten items provide a distillation of what progressive/liberal educators value, and conversely what they consider not worth mentioning. Progressive/liberal thinking dominates our schools, so this is not idle chitchat. Some of the ten items may be problems but they are hardly ďthe worst.Ē As youíll see, there is almost no mention of academic failings, namely, that kids donít master basic skills nor learn much essential knowledge. (Youíll also notice a...
  • Heather Mallick: Anyone who criticizes PMís wife is a bully

    05/15/2016 11:13:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/15/16 | Arthur Weinreb
    Mallick, as a true progressive lives in her own insular world. Genuine criticism of a progressive woman is bullying but conservatives like Palin are fair game Sophie Grťgoire-Trudeau, wife of what passes for the prime minister of Canada, has come under fire recently. She lives in free housing, complete with cooks, maids and other servants. In addition, the mother of three has two state-funded (that should read taxpayer-funded) nannies to help her with the children. And she has an assistant to help her although as the PMís wife, she has no official duties. The poor dear apparently cannot function with...
  • Bill Gates calls for higher capital gains taxes

    05/02/2016 8:29:17 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02 MAY 16 | Robert Frank | @robtfrank
    Bill Gates said investment gains should be taxed at the same level as ordinary income ó a bold call for one of the world's largest investors. Speaking Monday on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Gates said that he's "pleased" that there is more discussion around changing the tax code. When asked what he would alter, Gates sided with his pal Warren Buffett and said he supports raising the earned income tax credit. But Gates also said he would raise the tax rate for capital gains ó the largest source of income for the richest Americans. The current top tax rate on capital...
  • Bart Simpson For President

    04/24/2016 9:25:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/24/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    Doing bad things for good purposes is the operational rational of Progressive Liberalism That ultimate symbol of mischievous scamp Bart Simpson in Season One of the longest running show in TV history when caught red-handed offered up one of his signature phrases, ďI didnít do it, nobody saw me do it, thereís no way you can prove anything.Ē This came to mind when I was thinking about Hillary ďTheyíll Never Indict MeĒ Clinton and her morally challenged obviously corrupt character. Donald Trump has said, ďI could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldnít lose...
  • "White Privilege Conference": (success is "white" and "racist")

    04/15/2016 6:49:29 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 37 replies
    EAG News.org ^ | 4/15/2016 | Victor Skinner
    PHILADELPHIA Ė Thursday marked the start of ďThe 17th Annual White Privilege ConferenceĒ and this yearís theme is "Let Freedom Ring, Re-Imagining Equality & Social Justice in the United States." The annual event is aimed at promoting the theory of White Privilege Ė that American society is hopelessly stacked against minorities and the only way to fix the system is for white people to acknowledge their immense "privilege" and repent. "Our vision is to build a community committed to dismantling white privilege, white supremacy and oppression, every day, everywhere," wrote Eddie Moore Jr., founder and president of ďThe Privilege Institute,Ē...
  • Progressive Totalitarianism

    02/26/2016 9:15:29 AM PST · by PoliticallyShort · 15 replies
    PoliticallyShort ^ | 02/26/2016 | PoliticallyShort
    In his book The Snapping of the American Mind, David Kupelian asks the following painful question that millions of Americans like myself have pondered for years and will ponder for some time to come as America slowly rips itself apart. Kupelian writes, ‚ÄúHow could it be that hundreds of thousands of Americans fought and bled ‚Äď and many died ‚Äď on foreign shores to contain an evil and metas-tasizing ideology variously called communism, Marxism, socialism, collectivism, or statism, and yet now, just a few years later, we would gaze up at the pinnacle of power in our own country and...
  • Video: D'Souza explains the "free stuff" progressive ripoff scheme

    02/12/2016 7:46:21 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 15 replies
    Dinesh D'Souza ^ | 2/11/2016
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  • Ryan calls for unity, less anger from his fractious GOP (trouble in RINOland)

    02/03/2016 10:32:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 3, 2016 11:07 AM EST | Alan Fram
    House Speaker Paul Ryan called on Republicans Wednesday to stop fighting angrily among themselves and not to be distracted by guns or other "hot-button" issues that President Barack Obama raises this election year. "We can't fall into the progressives' trap of acting like angry reactionaries," Ryan, R-Wis., said at a Heritage Action for America policy meeting. "The left would love nothing more than for a fragmented conservative movement to stand in a circular firing squad, so the progressives can win by default." ...
  • A Political Realignment 10 Years in the Making

    01/31/2016 2:02:30 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    REAL CLEAR POLITICS ^ | January 31,2016 | Salena Zito
    America doesn't need two secular, cosmopolitan parties. Trump's secret is that he has found an unoccupied space to practice politics. Call it the politically incorrect, moderately traditionalist, main-street economics zone, where winners and losers exist (just as in the real world) and it is not a crime to believe unabashedly in American greatness. Trump has stoked xenophobic fears and used his crass showmanship to mark out this territory. His tactics of strong demagoguery make it completely understandable to lament his success. Yet, in order for our political system to work, people must feel as if they have real choices that...
  • Nikabrik's Candidate (My Fear Also on Trump)

    01/27/2016 6:59:01 PM PST · by jafojeffsurf · 21 replies
    First Things ^ | 1/22/2016 | Gina Dalfonzo
    "If you ever doubt that C. S. Lewis was gifted with a prophetic voice, you need look no further for correction than Prince Caspian. In the story, you may remember, Narnia is in a desperate situation. The Telmarines have taken over, and the citizens of Narnia have been persecuted, silenced, and driven into hiding. When Prince Caspian‚ÄĒa Telmarine himself, but one who sympathizes with the Narnian cause‚ÄĒjoins forces with them, this leads to a fresh round of attacks from the other Telmarines and their king, Miraz. The Narnians try to summon help by using Queen Susan‚Äôs horn‚ÄĒand they are successful,...
  • Experts Say You Should Be Screened for Depression Annually

    01/27/2016 11:42:43 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    Shapre.com ^ | 001/26/2016 | Kylie GIlbert
    The new guidelines, updated for the first time since 2009 and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, come from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force‚ÄĒan independent volunteer panel of primary care doctors that makes prevention-based medical recommendations. The panel previously advised that adults should be screened for depression when mental health services were available, a limitation the panel says is no longer needed now that screening services are more widely available and accepted as a part of mental health care. Better yet, the panel gave its recommendation a "B" grading, which means depression screening must be covered...
  • Who is Donald Trump, Really?

    01/15/2016 11:38:31 AM PST · by TBP · 122 replies
    Texas GOP Vote ^ | December 1, 2015 at 8:14 AM | Tom Donelson
    Byron York had an interesting piece on Donald Trump that is worth reading. At least anyone who might be interested in the real Donald Trump. Trump appeared in front of the ‚Äúnon-partisan‚ÄĚ No Labels group who desperately wants candidates that will ‚Äúcompromise‚ÄĚ even though it is never clear what compromises will result in. Donald Trump told this group, "Let me just tell you, the word compromise is not a bad word to me. I like the word compromise. We need compromise, there is nothing wrong with compromise, but it's always good to compromise and win. Meaning, let's compromise and win."...
  • Bernie Sanders Just Got a Major Progressive Endorsement

    01/13/2016 1:26:22 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 24 replies
    http://fortune.com ^ | JANUARY 12, 2016 | Ben Geier
    Another nod from the left MoveOn, the progressive activist group who once received money from George Soros, has decided to endorse Bernie Sanders for the presidency, giving him yet another accolade from the left wing of the Democratic Party. Unlike some other political groups, MoveOn’s endorsement is decided by a vote of its members, with a 2/3 majority needed for the official nod to be given. MoveOn endorsed Howard Dean in 2004 and Barack Obama in 2008.
  • Philadelphia‚Äôs 99th Mayor Says He‚Äôs Not ‚ÄėProgressive‚Äô

    12/31/2015 4:23:20 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies
    CBS PHILADELPHIA ^ | 31 DECEMBER 2015 | AP
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia Mayor-elect Jim Kenney bristles at the label "progressive." "How about fairness?" he said in a recent interview. "When you know something's unfair, it's unfair. There are certain things that you have to acknowledge are the case and then work to fix them." Jim Kenney is not African-American but few white politicians are as comfortable discussing issues of inequality, mass incarceration and policing. The 57-year-old Irish-American, South Philly native's positions have earned him comparisons with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.
  • SOUTH AMERICAN LEFT IN RETREAT AS ECONOMIC CRISIS DEEPENS

    12/24/2015 8:40:32 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/23/2015 | JOSHUA GOODMAN
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- After a decade on the advance, the left in South America is in retreat. Just in the past month, voters in Argentina elected a conservative businessman president over the chosen successor of Cristina Fernandez and Brazil's congress launched an impeachment probe against President Dilma Rousseff, whose approval ratings have been languishing in single digits. In perhaps the biggest turnabout, voters in Venezuela, where the region's leftward shift began, handed the opposition a landslide victory in congressional elections - its first nationwide legislative win since the U.S.-bashing Hugo Chavez won the presidency in 1998. The backlash comes...
  • How Progressives Stole Christian History

    12/17/2015 6:59:36 PM PST · by DavidThomas · 10 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 12/16/1015 | David Byrne
    The Greeks invented philosophy. They gave us Herodotus, the father of history, too. Their philosophy of history was cyclical, meaning they believed history had highs and lows, but lacked purpose. The Christian intellectual tradition first proposed that history moves in a linear fashion, corresponds with progress, and culminates with a utopian end point. Modern day ‚Äúprogressives‚ÄĚ have inherited this Christian philosophy, and merely substituted their values. It was the great St. Augustine who initially posited a comprehensive teleological (with an end) philosophy of history. Drawing upon Old Testament conceptions of history, Augustine divided the past into epochs, one following the...
  • Steve Jobs vs the Education Establishment

    11/28/2015 3:06:47 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 7 replies
    RightSideNews.com ^ | Oct. 18, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Computer, was arguably more intelligent and capable than 99.9% of the population. In a 1980 interview Jobs gave his vision for education: 'I am a very big believer in equal opportunity, as opposed to equal outcome….Equal opportunity to me more than anything means a great education….Maybe even more important than a great family life…It pains me because we do know how to provide a great education. We really do. If we got our act together, we could make sure that every young child in this country got a great education. But we fall far short...
  • Former DIA Head: Investigation of Manipulated Intel Should Start at White House

    11/24/2015 1:34:59 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/24/2015 | SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
    Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) during President Obama's tenure, went on the Kelly File last night to talk about the possible manipulation of ISIS intelligence. He said the investigation should "start at the top. Where intelligence starts and stops is at the White House." "[M]any of them have been deployed for many years in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere... so I think that the focus of really this investigation, they'll find whoever they're going to find and some of the tactical issues at central command, but the focus of this investigation ought to...
  • #You May Be A Communard If...

    11/13/2015 11:42:59 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    The Peoples' Cube ^ | November 12, 2015 | "Comrade Torcer"
    You May Be A Communard If ... Definition of "communard" 1.1 (Communard) historical. A supporter of the Paris Commune. Origin Late 19th century: from French, from commune. #YouMayBeACommunardIf ... * You feel that you have the "right" to not be offended. * You think that you have the "right" to "feel safe" * You feel that you have the "right" to free healthcare * You feel that you have a "right" to a free college education. * You feel that you have the "right" to free housing * You feel that you have the "right" to enslave others * You...
  • PROGRESSIVE RACISM

    11/05/2015 8:14:01 PM PST · by TBP · 1 replies
    Discover the Networks ^ | Unknown | Probably David Horowitz
    Progressives, who have always claimed to be the authoritative source of progressive attitudes on race, have actually become one of the centers of racist thinking in America over the last quarter century, a period of time in which postwar liberalism/progressivism itself was being reconfigured by the radical Sixties worldview. Progressive racism began in the last years of Martin Luther King, Jr.‚Äôs life, when organizations such as the Black Panther Party and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) radicalized the issue of color in America by focusing on legitimate ‚Äúblack rage‚ÄĚ and the ‚Äúinstitutional racism‚ÄĚ they claimed was embedded in the...
  • Detroit: The Triumph of Progressive Public Policy

    11/03/2015 6:11:06 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 19 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/3/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    Imagine a city where all the major economic planks of the statist or "progressive" platform have been enacted: A "living wage" ordinance, far above the federal minimum wage, for all public employees and private contractors. A school system that spends significantly more per pupil than the national average. A powerful school employee union that militantly defends the exceptional pay, benefits and job security it has won for its members. Other government employee unions that do the same for their members. A tax system that aggressively redistributes income from businesses and the wealthy to the poor and to government bureaucracies. Would...
  • The Proposed Democrat Party Name Change(People's Cube Satire)

    10/22/2015 1:42:48 PM PDT · by Torcert · 16 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 10/19/2015 | Putin on the Ritz
    Comrades, As a collectivist who strives for the greater common good, last weekend (days off from labor provided by our collective brothers) I pondered on our current party name. Like the Confederate Flag, which clearly represents bigotry and past US aggression toward the people of color, and needs to be removed from history - might I submit that the name ‚ÄúDemocrat‚ÄĚ, which has a past history of Jim Crow laws and dare I say lynchings, be changed? If we can come together as a group and rename our glorious party, I believe we can unite Amerika. Let us focus on...
  • Actor Jon Voight: 'Progressive' is Very Devious Term--Created as Substitute for 'Communist'

    10/22/2015 10:48:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 70 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 21, 2015 | Mark Judge
    There are a lot of conservatives in Hollywood, and theyíre not very welcome. Itís a big surprise that weíve come to this juncture where people with patriotic thoughts could not find a home in Hollywood. ďI think the word Ďprogressiveí is a very devious term. It was created as a substitute for Ďcommunist.' What they propose is the reverse of progress. Itís some that that does taste of communism and Karl Marxís pernicious philosophy.Ē
  • Judd Gregg: The problems with progressives

    10/19/2015 7:22:50 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 19 Oct, 22015 | Greg Judd
    The ďprogressiveĒ quote and its implications set the parameters for the next presidential election. Folks who want to define themselves as being further to the left than orthodox liberals now use the term ďprogressive.Ē If this were Denmark, they would be calling themselves socialist. But only Bernie has the courage and integrity to do that, so they refer to themselves as progressives. Progressives ó and Hillary specifically ó very much aim to carry forward the ethos and legacy of President Obama. His aims are theirs. The only difference of any consequence, as Hillary said in the debate, is that the...
  • A Synopsis of The Progressive Movement

    10/19/2015 1:54:13 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 2 replies
    October 19, 2015 | MosesKnows
    The Progressive Movement: A Synopsis All productive discourse must begin on a point of agreement in order to have meaningful results. Conservatives are not in agreement regarding the Progressive Movement. The Progressive Movement arose around the beginning of the 20th century. Socialist support gave the movement a bad name and they began to call themselves Liberals. However, as of late, bolstered by the open Socialist support they have returned to calling themselves Progressives. The socialist support makes it nearly impossible to distinguish between Democrats, Socialist, and Socialist Democrat. I will share my opinion about the origin and agenda of the...
  • Bernie Sandersís Denmark Comments Show He Doesnít Even Understand His Own ĎSocialismí

    10/15/2015 8:21:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/15/2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    It had to be Denmark, didnít it? If you are the sort of person who has better things to do ó which is to say, a fully functioning adult who is not professionally obliged to follow these things ó then you probably missed the exchange between Mrs. Clinton and Senator Sanders at last nightís debate, when she lectured him that the United States isnít Denmark and he responded with a rousing defense of the Danish model. Never mind, for the moment, that neither of these batty old geezers has the foggiest idea of whatís going on in Denmark, or in...
  • Kabuki Debt Ceiling Nonsense

    09/25/2015 8:27:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/25/15 | JACK PUGLIS
    Stocking Congress with progressive Republicans, who talk a conservative game but act in concert with progressive Democrats, is an excellent, ancient, tried-and-true strategy Itís the Autumnal Equinox, the first day of fall. It just keeps coming around. So does the Kabuki Theater in congress over the debt ceiling, which will ultimately be raised. The show that accompanies the process will be characterized by the usual irrational plot, appalling acting, extremely competent Democrat propaganda and not much benefit for the nation. Republicans know very well that the Democrat propaganda machine has already revved up and is snorting and pawing at the...
  • Donald Trump: Progressive champion?

    09/19/2015 8:53:51 PM PDT · by TBP · 72 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/17/15 | Eric Levitz
    [O]ver the course of his decades-long involvement in American political life, Trump has taken positions on liberal priorities that would put him firmly in the ďElizabeth Warren wingĒ of the Democratic Party. 1. Government health care for all 2. Legalize all drugs 3. Tax the wealth of the 1% 4. No more foreign wars 5. Defeat the Trans-Pacific Partnership and protect American workers [P]rogressives could learn a thing or two from some of the positions ďthe DonaldĒ has taken over the years. And to combat inequality, incarceration, and war, progressives may want their ideal 2016 candidate to be more like...
  • The Progressive Crime Wave Grows

    09/07/2015 7:13:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/07/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Murder, murder, everywhere, but Obama's not to blame Murder rates are skyrocketing in large U.S. cities, but President Obamaís progressive pro-crime policies and endless racial provocations have nothing to do with it, the New York Times predictably declared in a recent article. Nowadays Americans are being killed and maimed explicitly because of their race. Execution-style cop killings are becoming distressingly common. Killings and vicious assaults based on the skin color of the civilian victim are also becoming common. That any of this is happening shouldnít surprise anyone who follows public events. For years media outlets have acted as uncompensated publicists...
  • Donald Trump Says He Wants to Raise Taxes on Himself

    08/27/2015 2:57:51 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 24 replies
    Conservative Read ^ | 27 August 2015 | Staff
    The billionaire Republican front-runner starts getting specific about economic policy proposals. Republican front-runner Donald Trump began to flesh out his economic vision for America, and it includes raising taxes on the wealthy. Trump said during a Wednesday interview on Bloombergís With All Due Respect that he would like to change the tax code. ďI would change it. I would simplify it,Ē Trump told hosts Mark Halperin and John Heilemann from the lobby of Trump Tower on New YorkĎs 5th Ave. Specifically, Trump targeted hedge fund profits, which are currently taxed at a lower rate than regular income. ďYouíve seen my...
  • Communist Party Chairman: We Are The Progressive, Pro-Labor Wing Of The Democrat Party

    08/23/2015 9:40:04 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | August 22 2015 | You Tube
    Alan Colmes Talks to John Bachtell: Alan talks to National Chair of Communist Party USA John Bachtell about American politics: In 1919, the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) was created in Chicago as a 5th Column by the U.S.S.R. in order to form ďfighting organizations for seizing control of the state, for the overthrow of government and the establishment of the workersí dictatorship.Ē With the eventual collapse of Communist Russia the CPUSA needed to form new alliances with groups also hell bent on destroying the United States from within. Luckily for them, they found the Democratic Party. During an interview with...
  • What Is A Social Justice Warrior (SJW)?

    08/14/2015 5:02:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Roosh V ^ | Roosh
    Social justice warriors believe in an extreme left-wing ideology that combines feminism, progressivism, and political correctness into a totalitarian system that attempts to censor speech and promote fringe lifestyles while actively discriminating against men, particularly white men. They are the internet activist arm of Western progressivism that acts as a vigilante group to ensure compliance and homogeny of far left thought. The true definition of SJW is up for debate, but most generally it has become a catch-all term that describes feminists and liberals who actively try to solve the perceived social injustices of modern society by organizing in online...
  • If there's anything that reveals the lie liberals are "progressive" it's personhood

    08/13/2015 4:08:45 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-13-15 | The Looking Spoon
    I found this online, and to use whiny social justice speak, it triggered something in me. Notice the regression? Not only in age, but scientifically as well. We understand more about life than at any point in human history, by far. That understanding is on a molecular level, and yet liberals want to pretend that a fetus is just a clump of cells (when they're not ignoring the organs they sell) and that it doesn't constitute life. It's willful ignorance for the sake of political expediency, at best, and the last thing you can ascribe to such thinking is "progress."
  • Trump: If Black Lives Matter protesters try to take over my rally like they did Bernie

    08/12/2015 10:52:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 12, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I thought weíd already reached Peak Trumpmania but if his next speech ends with Trumpís bodyguards going toe to toe with left-wing black activists trying to commandeer his stage to rant against the police, we might yet see him crack 50 percent in the polls. Iím shocked that he ended up saying this off the cuff in a Q&A last night rather than as part of his prepared remarks. Itís so squarely in the wheelhouse of his appeal ó offering to fight, literally, against a group thatís politically correct to the point of being sacrosanct among progressives ó that a...
  • Protesters shut down Bernie Sanders rally

    08/08/2015 4:53:20 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 08, 2015, 05:59 pm | Elliot Smilowitz and Megan R. Wilson
    Protesters who claimed affiliation with the Black Lives Matter movement stormed the stage during a rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in Seattle on Saturday, taking over the microphone and forcing Sanders to leave without ever speaking. Moments after Sanders took the stage at Westlake Park, two women and one man climbed the stage and confronted the Democratic presidential candidate, demanding a chance to speak. After several moments of confusion and confrontation, an event organizer took the microphone and said the protesters would be allowed to speak before Sanders.
  • Yesterday's Communist, Today's Progressive

    07/28/2015 5:00:34 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 9 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 07/28/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    The new American morning shadowed with trepidation; what new crisis will emerge wholly created by this administration that pits one group of Americans against each other? New morals, values, laws and rights are established at the benefit of a few to the detriment of the majority. All the while this is happening we meaninglessly drift away from the norms established in the past as our own history fades away from popular discourse. In the blink of an eye, or in a generation, society itself unravels as it seems today to have lost the ability to retain the qualities that once...
  • Democrats on civil rights: Bullet or bribe? (...history of discrimination, dependency)

    07/28/2015 8:33:15 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    WND ^ | July 27, 2015 | Bill Federer
    Booker T. Washington In 1857, the Supreme Court, with seven of the nine justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a citizen, but property. Chief Justice Roger Taney, appointed by Democrat President Andrew Jackson, wrote that slaves were ďso far inferior Ö that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for their own benefit.Ē After the Civil War, the 13th Amendment was adopted Dec. 6, 1865, abolishing slavery in America. Once Southern Democrats were forced to free their slaves, they attempted to effectively re-enslave them by passing ďBlack CodesĒ and ďJim Crow LawsĒ which...
  • Meet the 41 Companies That Donate Directly to Planned Parenthood

    07/22/2015 1:21:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    In the wake of two videos allegedly showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal body parts, Republicans in Congress are working to ensure that Planned Parenthood is stripped of its federal funding. However, itís not only the government that fills Planned Parenthoodís coffers. According to 2nd Vote, a website and app that tracks the flow of money from consumers to political causes, more than 25 percent of Planned Parenthoodís $1.3-billion annual revenue comes from private donations, which includes corporate contributions. 2nd Vote researched the corporations and organizations to find which supported Planned Parenthood and found that more...
  • Andy Richter Reveals Progressive Attitude Author

    07/17/2015 3:11:41 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/17/15 | Douglas Gibbs
    The authoritarian ideas of today's liberal left Before bed last night, on the Conan OíBrien episode on TBS on July 16, 2015, I decided to get a few things done, and had the television on for noise. The Conan OíBrien show came on, and I kind of watched the Paul Rudd interview, but a comic, a former member of the Daily Show, caught my attention even more. Comedian Wyatt Cenac was discussing a child he saw from the stoop of his apartment, screaming, ďI wanna go back to where we were.Ē Conanís sidekick, Andy Richter, says, ďHe couldíve been republican.Ē...
  • Progressive Catholic Authoritarianism: An Enduring Problem (Catholic Caucus)

    07/15/2015 1:23:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 15, 2015 | George Weigel
    As old-fashioned Catholic liberalism has morphed into today¬ís ¬ďprogressive¬Ē Catholicism, forms of authoritarian bullying, shaming, and exclusion have become commonplace Georgetown University (us.fotolia.com/rmbarricarte) Back in the day (the late 1960s or thereabouts), Father Andrew Greeley ¬Ė the model of an old-fashioned liberal Catholic ¬Ė accused Father Daniel Berrigan (the beau ideal of post-conciliar Catholic radicalism) of harboring an authoritarian streak in his politics. By which Greeley meant that, were Berrigan and his radical friends to achieve power, their aggressive sense of moral superiority would lead them to put Greeley and his liberal friends in jail. It was classic Greeley hyperbole,...
  • I Believe That We Can Win [Court rulings animate dysfunctional Democratic Party]

    06/28/2015 1:47:22 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | June 28, 2015 | D.R. Tucker
    Investigative journalist Brad Friedman has observed that America is moving in a progressive direction, despite the mainstream mediaís ďcenter-right nationĒ shibboleth. Despite the obstacles that have been placed in the pathway of progressives, Friedman is correct beyond dispute. Think back to a decade ago. Same-sex marriage was considered an abomination in large parts of the country. Christian fundamentalists were flexing their muscles as never before. Rush Limbaugh and Fox dominated the American media landscape. The Bush administration had launched a war on climate science. Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney was gay-bashing his way to national prominence. Today, marriage equality is the...
  • Companies to boycott over Rainbow nonsense

    06/28/2015 1:02:10 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 120 replies
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    I saw a huge Delta Air Lines digital sign full of rainbows and "love" nonsense going into Atlanta yesterday morning. I am putting them #1 on my boycott list. Anyone care to add to the list?
  • Media bias or media stupidity?

    06/15/2015 5:15:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/15/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    Only in a media biased in favour of progressive causes would make such idiotic statements In recent years a lot of attention has been placed on media bias. Those on the right of the political spectrum are always pointing out the left wing bias of the mainstream media such as the New York Times, CNN and no oneís favourite, MSNBC. Those on the left deny such bias because they are incapable of seeing it. To them, left wing views are not biased but merely the truth. Divergent views are wrong and those who accuse the media of a progressive bias...
  • Who's Responsible for the Moral Decline?

    06/03/2015 8:35:46 AM PDT · by rhema · 105 replies
    Townhall ^ | JUNE 3, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown
    A recent Gallup poll, "Moral Acceptability: Changes Over Time," shows Americans made a startling move to the left over the past 15 years. A blanket blaming of the church is the easy answer, but today, where black and white has faded into varying shades of gray, we are better served going back to where it began because we didn't get where we are today overnight. America's moral decline began with Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt [FDR]. Their arrogant defiance and blatant hostility toward the U.S. Constitution inspired them to lead an insurrection from the Oval Office, effectively convincing...
  • Cultural Marxism

    04/27/2015 7:06:16 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 10 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 04/27/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    ďWe must be ready to employ trickery, deceit, law-breaking, withholding and concealing truthÖWe can and we must write in a language which sows among the masses hatred, scorn, and the like towards those who disagree with usĒ, wrote Vladimir Lenin. The basis of Leninís statement is very much alive today within the Democrat party as they relentlessly attack and sow hatred towards cultural, moral, and religious institutions that conservatives hold dear. ďThis is the basis of the great cultural war weíre undergoingÖ. We are two countries now. We are two countries morally, culturally, socially, and theologically. Cultural wars do not...
  • Outbreak of Transgenderism Stories - A Coordinated Culture War Move

    04/25/2015 7:54:38 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 43 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 04/24/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    The establishment media has suddenly gone ga-ga over transgenders. Whether itís Bruce Jennerís prime-time interview with Diane Sawyer to discuss his ďjourneyĒ from a 1976 Olympic decathlon stud to surgery- and drug-induced womanhood, or teary-eyed parents waxing softly about their childís difficult but rewarding transformation from one sex to another, the American public is about to be inundated with journalistic stories, TV shows, books, movies and ads promoting transgenderism. Like all good propaganda campaigns, it starts in the schools.
  • The GOP is scared of you?

    04/25/2015 12:29:19 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 38 replies
    www.glennbeck.com ^ | Apr 24. 2015 | Shannon
    This morning on radio, Glenn gave some hints from an important phone call he received before going on the air. While Glenn was unable to release any of the details about who called or exactly what it was about, he did share a snippet of content concerning the GOP. Courtesy of Glenn, we do know that there were ďbig names involvedĒ and Glenn was ďencouraged by who it came from.ĒGlenn did provide some of the message from the mystery caller, sayingďJust please tell Glenn to continue to put the heat on. Because the party is split. And half of...
  • Sixties Radicals, A Generation of Pretenders

    04/20/2015 6:43:40 PM PDT · by Chris Shugart Uncommon Sense · 18 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 4-16-15 | Chris Shugart
    Back in the Sixties, there was a popular bumper sticker slogan that read ďquestion authority.Ē In that dubious era of phony psychedelic bohemians and inane pseudo-revolutionaries, it was one of the few pieces of advice I took seriously. Even today it remains good advice, and perhaps even more so. Questioning authority lies at the foundation of how and why this country was formed. The War of Independence was the ultimate challenge to an authority that hadnít only become questionable, but beyond toleration as well. The framework of the Constitution was designed in part to allow both its citizens and its...