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  • 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 “so far inferior … that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for their own benefit.” 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 “Black Codes” and “Jim Crow Laws” 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, it’s not only the government that fills Planned Parenthood’s 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 Parenthood’s $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 O’Brien episode on TBS on July 16, 2015, I decided to get a few things done, and had the television on for noise. The Conan O’Brien 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, “I wanna go back to where we were.” Conan’s sidekick, Andy Richter, says, “He could’ve been republican.”...
  • 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’s “progressive” 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 – the model of an old-fashioned liberal Catholic – 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 media’s “center-right nation” 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
    vanity
    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 one’s 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
    “We must be ready to employ trickery, deceit, law-breaking, withholding and concealing truth…We can and we must write in a language which sows among the masses hatred, scorn, and the like towards those who disagree with us”, wrote Vladimir Lenin. The basis of Lenin’s 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. “This is the basis of the great cultural war we’re undergoing…. 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 it’s Bruce Jenner’s prime-time interview with Diane Sawyer to discuss his “journey” from a 1976 Olympic decathlon stud to surgery- and drug-induced womanhood, or teary-eyed parents waxing softly about their child’s 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 “big names involved” and Glenn was “encouraged by who it came from.”Glenn did provide some of the message from the mystery caller, saying“Just 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 “question authority.” 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 hadn’t only become questionable, but beyond toleration as well. The framework of the Constitution was designed in part to allow both its citizens and its...
  • De Blasio sets sights on presidential draft candidacy vs. Hillary

    04/19/2015 10:31:09 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 20, 2015 | Fredric U. Dicker
    Despite repeated claims to the contrary, Mayor de Blasio is positioning himself to be the leftist “progressive” alternative to Wall Street-friendly Hillary Rodham Clinton as the Democratic candidate for president, a national party operative told The Post. De Blasio’s hope, the operative said, is a “draft de Blasio’’ movement will develop among progressive activists over the next several months that will lead to the mayor being able to defeat Clinton in the primary elections next year in much the same way leftist Sen. George McGovern successfully challenged the initially front-running establishment Democratic candidate, Sen. Edmund Muskie, more than 40 years...
  • A Modest Proposal: Barack Obama Should Be Hillary Clinton's Running Mate (aka Desperation of Libs)

    04/15/2015 6:25:40 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 40 replies
    New Republic ^ | April 15, 2015 | Brian Beutler
    Because Hillary Clinton is white and no longer young, a strain of political thought holds that she might lack Barack Obama’s inherent appeal to new and minority voters and thus that she won’t be able to ride the Democratic party’s demographic advantages to easy victory in 2016. Writing for the Washington Examiner, Philip Klein ably sketches the nightmare scenario for liberals. “If Hillary's performance among black voters retreats to more typical Democratic levels,” he writes, “it will hinder her efforts in swing states such as Ohio and Florida, where Democrats need to rack up huge margins in urban areas to...
  • Progressives: Puritans with a Different God

    04/06/2015 4:30:35 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 1 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/6/15 | Steve Berman
    Indiana has gone from becoming a standard-bearer in the battle for religious liberty, to a routed coward who unhands the ensign, careful not to trip over the pole on the way to the rear. State versions of the federal RFRA are a red herring, which in no way inform legislative or social policy, except in very specific situations (such as a city council passing a narrow ordinance compelling businesses to participate in same-sex weddings—just to pull one out of a hat). We conservatives take it for granted that those city ordinances will now be passed in Indiana, as they have...
  • A (Progressive) guide to the dark side [VIDEO]

    03/30/2015 9:08:01 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 3 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 24MAR2015 | Pat Condell
    Pat Condell hits it out of the park again on how to be "Progressive"! One of his best quotes from the video: "It's perfectly okay to be racist, in order not to be seen as racist by other Progressive racists..."
  • A guide to the dark side (video only)

    03/24/2015 8:47:17 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 3-24-2015 | Pat Condell
    How to be "Progressive."
  • COEXIST - You Moron!

    03/20/2015 12:56:47 PM PDT · by lormand · 16 replies
    Me ^ | 03/20/15 | Me
    I took this picture two days ago. I could not help myself when stopped at the light behind this SHPOS. I walked up to his door and said, "hey, some malcontent marxist vandalized your car with bumper stickers
  • A New Breed of Global Communism on Steroids

    03/14/2015 4:51:08 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/14/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Creation of the progressive thought police, intolerance, labeling everyone with whom they disagree as bigots, racists, homophobes, Islamophobes, and domestic terrorists Politicians like to tell us ad nauseam that the immigration system is broken. What exactly is broken? I asked this question recently of the panel on immigration at CPAC 2015. It became obvious that conservatives and progressives conflate the issue of legal immigration with the issue of illegal immigration. One of the panelists began to show us a very complex chart of the LEGAL immigration system and the hoops and offices that a person must navigate in order to...
  • Slate: Hillary Needs Competition [comment section abuzz in agreement]

    03/13/2015 2:24:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Slate ^ | March 12, 2015 | Reihan Salam
    Hillary Clinton is not doomed. One terrible press conference won’t mean the end of a long, storied political career. As of now, it is far more likely that she will win the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, then win the White House, than it is that she will fade quietly from the political scene. One nevertheless wonders whether the latest Clinton miniscandal will lead at least some Democrats to think, Hey, why not run for president? What exactly do I have to lose? If nothing else, a 2016 presidential campaign would lay the groundwork for a future run, when there will...
  • The Progressive Myth of Creativity, Ken Robinson, and the Worst World Order

    02/28/2015 3:44:04 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Nov. 25, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [Summary: Progressive education tends to celebrate creativity at the expense of knowledge and the traditional curriculum.] Creativity has been a big theme in progressive education for more than 75 years: We are constantly lectured that kids need music, art, theater, etc. This theme is now metastasizing into an oppressive dogma. But why? Ken Robinson, the guru of creativity, is famous for saying “We are educating people out of their creative capacities.” The premise seems to be: if kids do arty things, they will end up being artists. Empirically untrue. Conversely, Robinson says that if children do something rigorous and academic,...
  • The Reality: Liberals HATE the middle class! Lies, Damn Lies and Ponzi "Progressive"/Liberalism.

    02/25/2015 8:16:31 AM PST · by FiddlePig · 14 replies
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 2/25/2015 | RedNeckoBlogger
    The truth… Democrat/liberals/”progressives” HATE the middle class! Think a moment… their alleged “beloved” middle class, especially the blue collar whites and independent small business… are where most of the GOP vote resides these days. (I wish the RINOs would learn this). Obama's “economic policies” overwhelmingly favor the 1% (Fed prints money, sends it to Wall Street… stock market soaring, middle class pooring)! Observe ('cept the hated Koch Brothers)… nearly ALL the richest 1% (Hollywood, BIG media, Gates, Buffet, Steyer) are loyal Democrats and Obama’s golf pals (having purchased their Obamacare exemptions)! Obamacare, with its fines, and the growing regulatory state...
  • Bring Back Self-Government [...]That’s Job One for conservatives.

    02/13/2015 5:24:53 AM PST · by huldah1776
    City Journal ^ | 11 February 2015 | Myron Magnet
    A recent Wall Street Journal op-ed does the dual service of outlining the history of the federal budget-making process over the last century, while showing, in its perilous and wrongheaded scheme for reform, just why this yawn-inducing topic is so important—and how the mess Washington has made of the enterprise subverts the key principle of our Constitution’s vision of democratic government.
  • Ben Shapiro: Why Jews Vote Leftist? (video)

    02/11/2015 2:04:44 PM PST · by servo1969 · 46 replies
    Truthrevolt.org ^ | 2-11-2015 | Ben Shapiro
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5IqH7oJ9h4TRANSCRIPT In 2008, American Jews voted overwhelmingly for Barack Obama. Even though Obama had spent large segments of his prior life hobnobbing with vicious anti-Semites like Jeremiah Wright and Rashid Khalidi, even though he had staffed his campaign with anti-Semites ranging from Zbigniew Brzezinski to Robert Malley, Jews turned out in droves for him. Sarah Silverman harangued young Jews into telling their grandparents that they were racist if they didn’t vote for him; Jeffrey Goldberg, Obama’s designated court Jew – a role he has never relinquished -- informed Jews that they were racist if they feared Senator Obama’s positions on...
  • PROGRESSIVE ATHEIST KILLS 3 MUSLIM STUDENTS, MEDIA IGNORES

    02/11/2015 7:34:17 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 31 replies
    DailyCaller.Com ^ | 02/11/2015 | DEREK HUNTER
    PROGRESSIVE ATHEIST KILLS 3 MUSLIM STUDENTS, MEDIA IGNORES By DEREK HUNTER, Feb 11, 2015 Three Muslim students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were tragically murdered by a crazed progressive atheist, and the mainstream media is ignoring that fact. The victims, Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his wife, Yusor Mohammad, 21, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, were shot and killed by Craig Stephen Hicks, 46. The New York Times reported on the murders and mentioned Hicks’ atheism, but not his politics. CNN did the same, as did The Washington Post. Yet even a passive look...
  • Harvard bans sex between profs, undergraduates

    02/06/2015 7:35:43 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/6/2015 | Unknown
    Harvard University banned romantic and sexual relationships between professors and undergraduate students in a revised policy published Monday. The previous policy cautioned against relationships with undergraduate students, but did not formally ban them, Anna Cowenhoven, Harvard’s director of communications, told USA TODAY Network.
  • Can Pennsylvania have a Selma-like moment this year for the LGBT community?

    01/28/2015 9:43:18 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 31 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Charles Thompson
    Gov. Tom Wolf stood with a small group of lawmakers Wednesday morning to rally new efforts behind bills that would extend basic anti-discrimination protections statewide on the basis of sexual orientation. For Pennsylvania, a state where in most municipalities a person can still be fired from his job or denied housing because of his or her sexual orientation, Wolf said the extended anti-discrimination bills fit the state's heritage perfectly. "Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn on the basis of tolerance. On the basis of religious freedom," Wolf noted. U.S. District Judge John Jones gave the LGBT movement a push with...
  • The Pity Party

    01/27/2015 4:20:41 AM PST · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 1-27-2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Progressives will always claim that no matter how badly their plans go wrong, at least their terrible policies were well-intentioned.The regimes that shot orphans, starved entire cities into submission and committed genocide were “caring” in comparison to the heartless Dickensian capitalists who did nothing for the poor except create cheap products and jobs. They might have killed millions, but their red hearts were in the right place. They didn’t just spend all their time gobbling caviar and diving into swimming pools full of all money like the millionaires of the West. Instead they gave speeches about Marxism-Leninism, killed anyone who...
  • Children’s Video Showing “Dancing Genitals” Criticized For Not Being Progressive Enough (Video)

    01/25/2015 9:30:43 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    For years the Progressive left has made the case that the United States should be more like Europe. From the way we consume oil, to our healthcare system, the Progressives are convinced that Europe does it better. But I wonder what the American left would say about a recent article on the National Post, which reports that some on the European left are saying that a video, targeting children, consisting of dancing genitalia, isn’t quite Progressive enough: “STOCKHOLM — In socially liberal Sweden, an educational video for children featuring dancing genitals has become an online hit — and even drawn criticism...
  • NUMBER ONE WITH A BULLET (Who is the murder capital of the world? Per Capita)

    01/24/2015 2:32:21 PM PST · by Vendome · 64 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/23/2015 | Bill Whittle
    The USA has, by far, the highest per capita gun ownership in the world. Progressives will tell you that this is what makes America the Murder Capitol of Planet Earth. But we're not, and in this devastatingly effective Firewall, Bill Whittle shows why the center of Gun Nut Nation is in fact one of the safest places in the world.
  • 2 million Progressive Snapshot customers may be at risk for car hacking

    01/21/2015 4:41:43 PM PST · by nascarnation · 58 replies
    Autoblog ^ | 1/21/2015 | Pete Bigelow
    It was a mere two months ago that Israeli cyber-security researchers hacked into a device that plugs into the diagnostic port of a car and determined they could remotely control the vehicle from anywhere in the world. At the time, the simulated attack seemed like the automotive version of a canary in a coal mine. If researchers could breach this one device, perhaps other aftermarket products that plug into diagnostic ports were also vulnerable? In short order, another cyber-security firm now reports finding serious flaws in a device used by more than 2 million motorists. Researchers at Florida-based Digital Bond...
  • New Age Monsters

    01/18/2015 5:18:34 AM PST · by don-o · 7 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | December 9, 2013 | Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg
    The full weight of the failed Enlightenment experiment over-taxes the load bearing pillars that prop up a decaying Western Civilization, pillars that are buckling under the sheer weight of moral corruption on full display in modern society. The ethical structures of the West are in desperate need of repair. This new age is best characterized by the Weird Sisters crowing pronouncement “Fair is foul, and foul is fair, Hover through the fog and filthy air.” The inversion of values has been a massive moral de-construction project that has taken the time honored vertical hierarchy of virtues and vices and turned...
  • Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist

    11/08/2014 8:17:44 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 75 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 05 Nov 2014 | Danusha V. Goska
    How far left was I? So far left my beloved uncle was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party in a Communist country. When I returned to his Slovak village to buy him a mass card, the priest refused to sell me one. So far left that a self-identified terrorist proposed marriage to me. So far left I was a two-time Peace Corps volunteer and I have a degree from UC Berkeley. So far left that my Teamster mother used to tell anyone who would listen that she voted for Gus Hall, Communist Party chairman, for president. I wore a...
  • U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders reminds America ‘progressive’ means ‘socialist’

    01/08/2015 9:34:02 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    Watchdog ^ | January 8, 2015 | Jason Hart
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent and self-described socialist from Vermont, inadvertently reminded America “progressive” is just another word for “socialist” ... In his column, titled “Fight for Our Progressive Vision,” Sanders called for universal health care, increased government redistribution of wealth, limits on political speech, additional government action against “climate change,” $1 trillion in new infrastructure spending and .... Meanwhile, in Sanders’s home state of Vermont, Democrat Gov. Peter Shumlin announced last month he was abandoning single-payer socialized medicine program Green Mountain Care because it was too expensive. While Sanders is widely seen as a standard-bearer for progressive thought, it’s...
  • Jeb Bush on gay marriage: Couples making lifetime commitments to each other deserve respect

    01/06/2015 1:09:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 157 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 6, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Not so much respect that the state should recognize their commitment as a legal marriage, he stresses, but respect nonetheless. “We live in a democracy, and regardless of our disagreements, we have to respect the rule of law,” Mr. Bush said in a statement. “I hope that we can show respect for the good people on all sides of the gay and lesbian marriage issue – including couples making lifetime commitments to each other who are seeking greater legal protections and those of us who believe marriage is a sacrament and want to safeguard religious liberty.”… Gay rights leaders said...
  • The Left's Base Motive: Vengeance

    01/01/2015 11:35:58 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 63 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 2, 2014 | J.R. Dunn
    American leftism has gotten an awful lot of mileage by monopolizing the moral high ground. It is the sole force in American that favors the poor. The sole enemy of racism. The sole comforter of rape victims. The sole protector of defenseless Muslims. The sole guardian of the environment, and so on ad nauseum.It all falls apart eventually--with friends like the left, nobody needs enemies. But often overlooked is that fact that it’s bogus from the start. Any prolonged glance at the left reveals it to be an ideology of power, its major tool violence, its goal revenge.Leftism has always...
  • Everyone Says Jeb Bush Is A Conservative – Except Conservatives

    12/28/2014 4:00:44 PM PST · by xzins · 61 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 28 Dec 14 | CHQ Staff
    We here at CHQ have observed an interesting phenomenon about former Florida Governor Jeb Bush – hardly a week passed after he met with Senator John McCain to discuss how to obtain the Republican presidential nomination without being a conservative until testimonials started flowing about how conservative Jeb is. Of course these testimonials are mostly coming from Democrats and the establishment media, but they are slowly, but inexorably filling the top pages of Google, so that soon they will become the conventional wisdom. Typical of this remaking of Jeb Bush were the comments former Democratic Florida State Senator Dan Gelber...
  • My Jerk Neighbor (Vanity)

    12/21/2014 9:11:27 AM PST · by wgflyer · 61 replies
    So, like, I’m a friendly person, wouldn’t hurt a fly, but when this jerk neighbor of mine said that global warming was a liberal fantasy I tried to reason with him. I told him the Arctic ice was melting, the polar bears were dying and the sea was rising but he kept spouting out stuff about records and trends and totally irrelevant things like water vapor, sunspots and volcanos. I’m well educated and I read the news. I never heard of any of the stuff he was throwing out. What B.S. How can you argue with a fool like that....
  • 'Uncompromised' Liberal Group Takes Big Money From Teachers Union

    12/09/2014 3:48:28 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/8/2014 | Tom Gantert
    The liberal advocacy group Progress Michigan boasts on its website that it doesn’t take corporate money: “No corporate money. Just uncompromised progressive politics for Michigan.” Yet the non-profit group – which criticized Gov. Rick Snyder for so-called “dark money” contributions and has been an continuous critic of charter schools – itself collected $67,000 from the National Education Association teachers union in 2014. The NEA has an intense interest in charter schools because very few of them are unionized, and their growing popularity in states like Michigan threatens to erode the union's funds. When a Michigan parent chooses to send her...
  • Pro-choice Pastor Roger Paynter on abortion and “God’s will”

    12/07/2014 9:40:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | May 24, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Pro-choice Pastor Roger Paynter, in a sermon to his congregation: “… Abortion is not the automatic breaking of God’s will… In general, we should say that God is against the ending of all life, but that in some tragic circumstances, he understands – even allows – and certainly forgives the choices we have to make.” Robert M Baird and Stuart E Rosenbaum, editors The Ethics of Abortion, 3rd edition (Amherst, New York: Prometheus books, 2001) 236
  • 20 Signs You Are Living in a Progressive Utopia

    12/04/2014 8:56:01 AM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 11 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2014-12-14 | TheBlaze
    1) When the executive branch has effectively become the legislative branch 2) When the notions of secure borders and national sovereignty are considered thinly-veiled euphemisms for racial hatred 3) When justice means determining a person is guilty before seeing any evidence, then rioting, looting and destroying property when said person does not even make it to trial 4) When those who riot, loot and destroy property are considered freedom-fighters, and those who peacefully assemble are considered radical extremists ... 10) When countries like Egypt and the United Arab Emirates designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, but yours does...
  • The Cautionary Tale of Elizabeth Lauten - What young conservatives should learn

    12/04/2014 2:59:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 4, 2014 | Jeffery Lord
    Elizabeth Lauten did something dopey. Say again, dopey. Criticizing President Obama’s children — daughters sixteen and thirteen — was dopey. Presidential children, particularly minor children, are generally considered to be off limits. Ms. Lauten, the communications director for Tennessee Congressman Stephen Lee Fincher, took a social media poke at the two and is today jobless as a result. There is a lesson in this for young conservatives. This is how the Left operates. What Lauten did, as mentioned, was dopey. Silly. But a front-page piece in the Washington Post? Breathless firestorm coverage from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, USA Today, Politico,...
  • Hillary headed to rehab?

    12/01/2014 6:48:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 1, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The National Enquirer, still basking in the glow of its takedown of philandering John Edwards, a story well known to many in the media but ignored because the man was, after all, the Democrats’ pick for veep and a darling of the left, is reporting that Hillary Clinton may be heading to rehab for a drinking problem. A “boozed-up” Hillary Clinton suffered a secret collapse during a recent vacation – and now worried advisers want her to do a secret stint in rehab before her White House run! Sources close to the former FirstLady and ex-Secretary of State revealed the...
  • What’s Next?

    11/27/2014 7:53:58 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/27/14 | Dr. Robert Owens
    As we discard our freedom for the shabby paternalistic embrace of a fuzzy warm Progressive dystopia our newly legalized guests will feel right at home. Now that BHO has decreed that deportations will cease and work permits and other privileges of legal immigration will be granted to those who chose to enter our country illegally, what’s next? In less time than it takes to say “Fundamentally transform America” the chorus of usual suspects, Charles Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and their fellow travelers will start saying “It isn’t fair for all these people to pay taxes and not receive the...
  • Write About Green Issues, Animals, Human Rights, Progressive Politics....

    11/16/2014 10:43:11 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    Craigslist ^ | 2 November 2014 | jobs [at] forcechange [dot] com
    We are a large social activism organization that advocates on behalf of issues including the environment, human rights, animal welfare, social justice, politics and more. We are seeking part-time interns who are interested in working on these important causes. Interns will improve their writing and research skills, while building a broad portfolio of online writing samples.
  • Dear Rush, "I Hope He Stays!"

    11/06/2014 9:45:45 AM PST · by RobaWho · 8 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | November 6, 2014 | Rob Cunningham
    In the same spirit of love for America that compelled Rush Limbaugh to famously state, “I hope he fails!“, my plea today is, “I hope he stays!” Driven by a love for America, I pray our blessed nation quickly regains it strength. So, I hope Obama remains in Washington, DC, for many years after his term officially ends in 2016. Why? Because Obama will NEVER accept or admit he is wrong. His extreme narcissism will drive him to stay in the public spotlight, just as a moth is uncontrollably attracted to a light bulb. As a result, he will unwittingly...
  • Democratic Party Progressive Agenda Mirrors Dante's Seven Deadlies [2 of 2]

    10/31/2014 10:12:57 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 1 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | October 31, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In the first of this two-part series, we examined how Progressives have skillfully utilized Lust, Greed and Gluttony to capture control of the Democratic Party and weaken the moral fiber of the American people. As we continue to examine the warnings of Dante as outlined in his work, Inferno, we look at the remaining "seven deadly sins" and how the Great Deceiver's earthly forces work to erode the spirit of our republic and fundamentally transform our society into one of their liking. You may view the first part, in which we discuss Lust, Gluttony and Greed by accessing the following...
  • Marcia Strassman Dead: Starred In ‘Welcome Back Kotter’

    10/26/2014 3:56:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 103 replies
    http://deadline.com ^ | october 26, 2014 | david bloom
    Actress Marcia Strassman has died at the age of 66 after a long battle with breast cancer, according to online posts by two long-time friends, singer/actress Cher and director Bob Weide. Though she acted in a wide range of TV shows and feature films, she was best known for her roles in the TV show Welcome Back Kotter and the comedy feature Honey I Shrunk the Kids and its sequel, Honey I Blew Up the Kids. 
  • Laughing at the new Inquisition

    10/02/2014 8:06:09 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 9-23-2014 | Pat Condell
    Some of the opinions I’ve heard recently have made me realize that I disagree with progressives – not just ideologically but for mental health reasons. One of the main strands of progressive insanity is, of course, the idea that all cultures are equal: even gay-hating, women-hating, Jew-hating ones, apparently. Yes, I’ve looked into it and there doesn’t appear to be any sort of qualificational threshold on this. We have to treat all cultures with equal respect . . . except, of course, for western culture, which is racist and imperialist and should be trumped whenever possible. It’s what we call...