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  • 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 · 22 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...
  • Bill Whittle: Socialism - The Loch Ness Monster of Politics

    09/26/2014 7:38:16 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 9-26-2014 | Bill Whittle
    Hi everybody. I’m Bill Whittle and this is the Firewall. Ah, Progressives! You really have to – well, not admire them exactly – but if not admire them then at least grant them a grudging respect for the tenacity of their beliefs. Unfortunately for them, the Socialist utopia is a Cryptid, which, according to Wikipedia’s serviceable definition, is “a creature whose existence has been suggested but has not been discovered or documented by the scientific community.” Here’s another example of a cryptid: it’s called the Loch Ness Monster. Like the socialist utopia, the Loch Ness Monster requires a lot of...
  • Progressivism and America's Tradition of Natural Law and Natural Rights

    09/16/2014 11:20:16 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    The U.S. Constitution, as its framers understood it, was a means to an end. It was crafted and adopted for the sake of achieving the natural-law principles referred to in the Declaration of Independence. The progressives understood this very clearly as well. The robust regulatory and redistributive aims of the progressive policy agenda were inevitably at odds with the natural-law theory of the founding. This basic fact makes understandable Woodrow Wilson’s admonition (in an address ostensibly honoring Thomas Jefferson) that, “if you want to understand the real Declaration of Independence, do not repeat the preface.” Do not, in other words,...
  • Golden Apple; Silver Frame

    09/16/2014 11:15:24 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 1 replies
    Constitutional Writes ^ | Apr 24, 2012 | Jim O'Neill
    The US Constitution is much more important, and in much greater danger than most people realize. I will discuss both issues in this article. Some people believe, and I am one of them, that there is one short passage in our founding documents that encapsulates, enshrines, and defines what is so unique and important about the US Constitution, and the United States of America. Oddly enough it is not to be found in the Constitution at all – it is in “The Declaration of Independence.” I am talking about the preamble to the Declaration – specifically the first sentence. Without...
  • Marxist Feminism’s Ruined Lives

    09/03/2014 1:50:56 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 62 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 9-2-2014 | Mallory Millett
    “When women go wrong men go right after them.” – Mae West “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy; its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” Winston Churchill wrote this over a century ago. During my junior year in high school, the nuns asked about our plans for after we graduated. When I said I was going to attend State University, I noticed their disappointment. I asked my favorite nun, “Why?” She answered, “That means you’ll leave four years later a communist and an atheist!” What a giggle we girls...
  • The real enemy within (Pat Condell video)

    09/03/2014 9:29:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 9-3-2014 | Pat Condell
    If your 11-year-old daughter is regularly raped by organized gangs of Pakistani Muslim men should you be concerned? Well, if you live in Rotherham, England, yes, you should be very concerned about being a racist. Not only that, if you find the house where your daughter is being raped and you go there and try to remove her the police will be called and you will be arrested. This is how we roll in multicultural England, a green and pleasant land of tolerance, diversity and Pakistani Muslim child-rape gangs. Haven't we done well? The stubborn refusal of the authorities in...
  • Why Do Most Jews Stay with Obama? Obama’s "Progressive" dream will be their nightmare.

    08/12/2014 5:33:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/12/2014 | Arnold Steinberg
    It was implausible to me that Barack Obama never knew Rev. Jeremiah Wright hated Jews. At best, Obama made a deal with this anti-Semitic racist, who helped Obama launch his political career.Still, back in 2008, Jews — displaying the cognitive dissonance of a captive Democratic voter bloc — gave Obama the benefit of the doubt for the same reason most Jews continue to support him: he’s (half) black. Jews favor underdogs and victims (though really, Obama is neither). As many Jews assimilated into America over the last century, some downplayed their Jewish identity — changing names, intermarrying and, most...
  • The 13 Most Rabidly Leftist, Politically Correct Colleges For Dirty, Tree-Hugging Hippies

    08/08/2014 4:28:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-7-2014 | Eric Owens
    College campuses in America are frequently teeming with all manner of liberals and trustafarian socialists who drive Volvos . Some of these schools are worse than others. Some are just egregiously awful.Here, The Daily Caller presents the 2014 rankings for the most annoying, rabidly politically correct, dirty-hippie, tree-hugging colleges and universities across the fruited plain. You have been warned. Swarthmore College in the suburbs of Philadelphia is a leftist hothouse full of wealthy white kids. In February, Swarthmore sophomore Erin Ching criticized her school for allowing a conservative — Christian thinker Robert George — to speak on campus. “What really...
  • Exclusive:Sarah Palin Gives Conservative Response To Elizabeth Warren'S Progressive Commandments

    08/07/2014 3:17:11 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 35 replies
    breitart ^ | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin gave a "commonsense conservative" response to Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) progressive commandments on her SarahPalinChannel. Long before Warren and Republican Dave Brat, Palin was attacking the bipartisan permanent political class and their embrace of crony capitalism. That is why Palin has always appealed to Reagan Democrats and independents fed up with both parties. After Palin's landmark 2011 speech in Indianola, Iowa, Republicans who enabled the cronyism associated with George W. Bush and the GOP-controlled Senate were forced to slowly combat it. So it is only fitting that after Warren introduced her 11 progressive commandments at...
  • Inside “Gamechanger Salon,” The Left’s Action Network

    08/06/2014 11:40:12 AM PDT · by kcvl · 27 replies
    Redstate ^ | August 4, 2014 | Nathan Schacht and briansikma
    An extensive membership list and a calendar of events offer insight into a leftwing network first revealed by Media Trackers last week. Gamechanger Salon is a members-only Google group run by Billy Wimsatt for forward thinking and top-level political activists on the Left. Members of the group include senior level political hands at NARAL, the SEIU, the AFL-CIO and Planned Parenthood, among dozens of other groups. Media Trackers first uncovered the network in records obtained through an open records request filed with a University of Wisconsin professor. The membership list released today is far more detailed than the list released...
  • 1,000-member secretive progressive journalist group uncovered

    08/06/2014 11:13:18 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 82 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A prominent CNN commentator, the top two political reporters for The Huffington Post, a Reuters reporter, the editor of The Nation magazine, a producer for Al Jazeera America television, a U.S. News & World Report columnist, and approximately two dozen Huffington Post contributors are among the more than 1,000 members of Gamechanger Salon. top secretFounded by leftwing activist Billy Wimsatt, the group is a secretive digital gathering of writers, opinion leaders, activists and political hands who share information, ideas and strategy via a closed Google group.
  • A Brief History Of Mental Illness

    07/30/2014 12:40:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-30-2014 | Bill Whittle
    In this searing and personal Firewall, Bill Whittle talks about his Brief History of Mental Illness, how he managed to avoid going Full Progressive, the famous author who helped bring him back to sanity, and asks the fundamental question: "What if I'm wrong?"
  • Goat head rage....

    07/24/2014 6:00:36 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 11 replies
    Me | July 24, 2014 | Self
    I was driving through northern Illinois last night listening to a call-in program on WGN in Chicago. People were calling in all upset about the goat's head sent to Cubs owner Tom Ricketts at Wrigley Field. Some guy called in from Indiana and said, "Why are you all so upset because someone sent a goat's head to Wrigley Field? Aren't you the guys that sent a horse's ass to the White House?" I almost ran off the road!
  • Feds Spending $10 Million to Build Robot Companions for Children

    07/23/2014 11:02:56 PM PDT · by Crim · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon. ^ | July 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Science Foundation has committed $10 million to build robots that will act as “personal trainers” for children, in an effort to influence their behavior and eating habits. The government has spent $2.15 million so far for the five-year project, which is being led by Yale University. The project, “Robots Helping Kids,” will ultimately “deploy” robots into homes and schools to teach English as a second language, and encourage kids to exercise.
  • Vanity: To repeal every political and policy of the Obama Administration on EVERY issue!

    07/21/2014 7:33:23 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 13 replies
    Vanity/JSDude1 | 07/21/2014 | JSDude1
    Vanity: It should be the policy goals of every elected Republican official (in the whole nation) to overturn/repeal every political and policy of the Obama Administration on EVERY issue! Not really a message, than a declaratory statement. Just wanted to REMIND everyone that WE DO NOT need to compromise with the Obama Administration in ANY way. We do not need to acquiesce to the idea that "this is the way it is" (in regard) to the "change" that Obama has instituted in this great nation. WE NEED TO REVERSE each and EVERY ONE of his actions, on EVERY ISSUE and...
  • Weekend Must-Read: Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist

    07/21/2014 4:38:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7-21-2014 | 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...
  • What Is a Progressive

    07/14/2014 6:04:08 AM PDT · by don-o · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 19, 2011 | John C. Goodman
    When is the last time you heard a liberal describe himself as a "liberal"? It’s probably been a long time. These days, those on the left are more likely to call themselves "progressives." Writing in The New York Times, Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs said there have been two progressive eras — one in the early 20th century and the second under Franklin Roosevelt. He called on modern liberals to usher in a third era. But what exactly is "progressivism"? To many people, the term "Progressive Era" evokes fond caricatures of Teddy Roosevelt and such reforms as safe food, the...
  • Putting Constitutional Lipstick on a Progressive Pig

    07/08/2014 12:08:18 PM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 7 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 7/8/2014 | Benjamin Weingarten
    As John Adams wrote: “It is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue.” Progressive disavowal of the former and laxity on upholding the latter demonstrate that they are ill suited to lay claim to a free constitution governing a free people.
  • Liberal privilege and the lies of the left

    06/23/2014 11:38:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | 6-16-2014 | Melvyn L. Fein
    One of the current liberal cliches tells us “whites” are privileged. The color of their skin evidently bestows benefits others do not receive. They are therefore supposed to be grateful and defer to those who are less fortunate. But in what does this “privilege” consist? Yes, whites have not been discriminated against the way African-Americans have. They have not been denied jobs or forced to drink from separate fountains because of the pigmentation of their epidermis. This is surely an advantage — but how big an advantage? Charges of white privilege make it sound as if every Caucasian is automatically...
  • George H.W. Bush Marks 90th Birthday by Jumping Out of Helicopter

    06/12/2014 11:43:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    WJLA ^ | 6/12/14
    Former President George H.W. Bush can no longer use his legs, but he didn't let that stop him from keeping a vow he made five years ago: to jump from an aircraft on his 90th birthday, which is Thursday. Continue reading Former President George H.W. Bush, left, strapped to Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott, a retired member of the Army's Golden Knights parachute team, lands on the lawn at St. Anne's Episcopal Church after making a tandem parachute jump near Bush's summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. More on this story "It's a wonderful day in Maine - in fact, nice...
  • Ball Busting PSA (Video only)

    06/09/2014 9:40:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 6-9-2014 | College Humor
    Stand up and unite against the busting of chops. Some adult language.
  • Dem to Hispanic Republican: 'We Need to Send Her Back to Wherever She Really Came From'

    05/30/2014 6:04:24 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8:14 AM, May 30, 2014 | Daniel Harper
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alan Webber of New Mexico says of his likely political opponent, Republican governor Susana Martinez, that "We need to send her back to wherever she really came from." Watch here"So I’m asking you for your help, we need to make Susana Martinez a one-term governor. We need to send her back to wherever she really came from," says Webber in a video obtained by The Weekly Standard. "I suspect it’s Texas. And that would be good for Texas and that would be good for New Mexico." Martinez, who is up for reelection this year, is a Hispanic...
  • FEC chair warns that conservative media like Drudge Report /Hannity face regulation --- like PACs

    05/07/2014 9:40:03 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/7/2014 | Paul Bedard
    Government officials, reacting to the growing voice of conservative news outlets, especially on the internet, are angling to curtail the media's exemption from federal election laws governing political organizations, a potentially chilling intervention that the chairman of the Federal Election Commission is vowing to fight. “I think that there are impulses in the government every day to second guess and look into the editorial decisions of conservative publishers,” warned Federal Election Commission Chairman Lee E. Goodman in an interview. “The right has begun to break the left’s media monopoly, particularly through new media outlets like the internet, and I sense...
  • The Suffocating Neo-Puritanism of 'Progressive' America

    05/02/2014 1:01:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/02/2014 | Jack Cashill
    Alexandra Pelosi’s HBO documentary Fall to Grace tracks the evolution of New Jersey’s disgraced, self-dubbed “gay-American,” former governor, Jim McGreevey. In one passing scene, McGreevey enters a church ostensibly more welcoming than the judgmental Catholic Church of his childhood. The message board on the church front reads -- and this is a close paraphrase -- “Lord help us overcome the sins of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia.” Had the message board been bigger, the good pastor might have added nativism, Islamophobia, and xenophobia. In a postmodern world that prides itself on “non-judgmentalism,” these have emerged as the seven new deadly...
  • Progressives hate government by, of and for the people

    The progressives want us disarmed of any effective means to resist their will and absolute mastery over us. The separation of powers, first, second, fourth, and tenth amendments are being nullified by people so conceited that they grant themselves rights that they deny the rest of us based on their certain knowledge of their own infallibility. The argument is the same one employed by every despot in history to justify totalitarian government
  • Stagnative Thinking

    04/30/2014 11:20:24 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 4 replies
    Urban Dictionary ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Stagnative --- an individual who is opposed to any change, improvement or advancement simply because it was originally presented by an opposing political party, source or ideology an individual who's only opinion on a subject is to reject the opinion being presented an individual who does not have a direction but is sure that the one being suggested is wrong an individual who offers only criticisms, not solutions an intellectual Luddite "Why is Joe so dead set against health care reform? I thought he was going bankrupt from all his hospital bills." "Oh, well, its unfortunate, but he's a Stagnative."...
  • Does Progressive atheism drive the hostility to guns and self-defense?

    04/21/2014 6:04:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 4-20-2014 | Bookworm
    Mike McDaniel is one of the best and most knowledgeable thinkers and writers when it comes to guns and the Second Amendment. That's why it's worth sitting up and taking notice when he revisits one of his own posts to discuss reader objections. I'll run you through what Mike has to say and then tell you why I agree with him. This is a long post, but I hope it's engaging enough to sustain your interest all the way through, so that you'll take the time to weigh in with your own opinions.It all started with a post entitled "Why...
  • The progressive pedigree

    04/21/2014 5:40:16 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace
    The Thanks Project ^ | 4/21/2014 | Steve Berman
    The entire article is published here. I would appreciate if you can click the link to my blog (which opens in a new tab) to allow me to measure interest. I run no ads, and I make no money on this. Political correctness is increasingly morphing into a more hideous monster hiding just beneath the surface.  Fully abandoning the decades-old dream of a classless society, the Left is embracing its opposite:  a caste system, complete with pedigrees, credentials, and the benefits of membership in the ruling caste.  Of course, this caste system places the progressive elite at the top, as...
  • What the Left Did Last Week

    04/15/2014 2:12:49 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4-15-2014 | Dennis Prager
    In his column last week, Charles Krauthammer crossed a line. He declared the American left totalitarian. He is correct. Totalitarianism is written into the left's DNA. Krauthammer wrote about a left-wing petition "bearing more than 110,000 signatures delivered to the [Washington] Post demanding a ban on any article questioning global warming." He concluded: "I was gratified by the show of intolerance because it perfectly illustrated my argument that the left is entering a new phase of ideological agitation -- no longer trying to win the debate but stopping debate altogether, banishing from public discourse any and all opposition. The proper...
  • Communism & progressivism

    04/13/2014 5:42:59 PM PDT · by crazylibertarian · 10 replies
    April 13, 2014 | Roderick T. Beaman
    A progressive talk show host this past week did a partial review of Karl Marx’s ten recommendations to establish communist society. He discussed the abolition of rights of inheritance, not completely dismissing it. He also discussed the progressive income tax which he endorsed; of course no self-respecting progressive would ever disagree with that. It is a cornerstone of progressivism. The analog would be that when you go to the grocer’s. The check out clerk would ask for your income statement before determining the charges. He did admit that Marx wanted to destroy all rights of property; mighty charitable of him....
  • RAND PAUL TO CALIFORNIA REPUBLICANS: EVOLVE, ADAPT, OR DIE

    04/06/2014 5:43:23 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 308 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2014 | GOP-e Sen. Rand Paul
    Evolve, adapt or die. That is the fate of our current Republican party. We must evolve as a party and find a way to attract millennials to the conservative movement or we will never succeed in realizing our ideals of individual freedom and freedom from government interference. Initially, I received criticism from political pundits for speaking to non-traditional audiences. I was told it was a waste of time to reach out to these audiences, specifically students from both Howard University and University of California, Berkeley. My response is this: I have never been one to watch the world go by...
  • You Can’t Spell “Progressive” without an “S.S.”

    04/05/2014 9:32:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/5/2014 | Tim Dunkin
    Sinclair Lewis was wrong—when fascism came to America, it was actually wrapped in a rainbow flag and wearing an ascot. How else can one describe the ongoing left-wing commitment to the stamping out of free speech, whenever that speech contradicts the gay agenda, as well as other parts of the “progressive” platform? With the resignation of newly minted Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, the “progressive” Left, especially its social wing, has once again shown itself to be the enforcers a political correctness in speech and thought that ought to be chilling to any person who actually cares about individual liberty. It’s...
  • Keith Ellison (D-MN 5) – KeyWiki Progressive/Marxist Profiles

    03/25/2014 4:40:40 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 5 replies
    http://www.trevorloudon.com ^ | March 25, 2014 | Trevor Loudon
    Catch award-winning, acclaimed author, Trevor Loudon with Glenn Beck on TheBlaze TV March 26th at 5:00 PM EST KeyWiki.org Page: http://keywiki.org/index.php/Keith_Ellison Election Facts for 2014: • Party – Democrat • State – Minnesota • Location – Minnesota 5 • First Elected – 2006 • Candidates in 2014: Keith Ellison – D – Incumbent Undeclared No Declared Opposition Listed Keith Maurice Ellison is a Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 5th District of Minnesota. He is also a Co-Chair on the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and of the...
  • Zero Tolerance, Evil Objects, and the Psychosis of the Left

    03/19/2014 4:26:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3-19-2014 | Jeffrey T. Brown
    Indeed, in the example of guns, they expressly believe that some firearms possess quantifiably greater evil than others, depending entirely on their appearance, despite being lifeless objects. An equivalent belief would be that a paring knife is certainly evil, but a carving knife is purely demonic. To a rational person, such an unhinged thought process more than merely hints at lunacy. Inanimate objects do not possess inherent evil. It can’t be built in, absorbed or grown inside a gun. In fact, the only things on Earth that have that ability are people. And yet, despite living in a world defined...
  • Making Sense of an Apparently Senseless Foreign Policy

    03/07/2014 7:29:23 AM PST · by Tugo · 11 replies
    Michael's Blog ^ | March 7, 2014 | Michael Youssef, Phd
    A segment of the American public must be yelling expletives whenever the results of our apparently incoherent foreign policy show up on their TV screens. Many can only react to our dealings with Syria, Iran, Libya, Israel, and now Russia with bewilderment and anger. The news outlets that are balanced keep replaying the words of Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney, four years apart, predicting Russia’s intentions toward Ukraine. Watching those statements leaves us baffled as to why the mainstream media lampooned them when they accurately and perceptively anticipated Russia’s deviant move. But let me explain what’s going on. It does...
  • Mike Huckabee to Common Core Creators: Rebrand, Don't Retreat

    02/21/2014 1:38:51 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 1, 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Though former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told his Fox News Channel audience in early December he was no longer supporting the Common Core standards for which he had avidly campaigned, his message to one of the groups that created the standards was different.According to The Washington Post, at a recent meeting of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), one of the organizations that created the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Huckabee urged state education officials to get rid of the “Common Core” name because it has become “toxic.” As the Post indicates, however, Huckabee still intends to support...
  • ‘Progressivism’: the greatest source of death and terror in the twentieth century

    02/16/2014 8:19:03 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 14, 2014 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    George Orwell Margaret Sanger Hilary Clinton Very prominent "progressive " Catholic theologian Hans Kung Editor's Note: The terms "progressive" and "progressivism" are being widely used in the secular and religious worlds. Most people hearing these words have no idea of their manipulative context and what many who use them actually intend them to mean. "Progressivism" has a political/historical background that must be understood by pro-life, pro-family people and people of faith in order to prevent them from falling prey to its dangerous agendas. We asked George Neumayr to write this instructive piece for the benefit of all LifeSiteNews readers. After...
  • Meet the 99.999999 Percent: They’re worried about jobs and growth, not inequality.

    02/10/2014 8:46:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/10/2014 | James Pethokoukis
    Forget about the 1 percent versus the 99 percent. It’s really more like the 0.000001 percent versus everybody else. A tiny group — mostly comprising the Obama White House, a bunch of Washington Democrats, progressive economists, and the media elite — continues to fixate on income inequality as America’s greatest challenge. Most everybody else, the 99.999999 percent, sees things differently. Surveys continue to show Americans most worried about jobs and economic growth, not the income gap between the top and bottom. It’s a rational view given new employment data from the government. The January jobs report showed only 113,000 net...
  • You Can’t Save the World

    02/01/2014 4:41:40 PM PST · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 1-31-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    For only ten dollars a day or a month you can feed all the starving children in Africa. For only the price of a cup of coffee a year, you can make sure that no one in Kansas City ever goes hungry again. For just a third of your paycheck, you can subsidize a vast bureaucracy that will conduct studies on the best way to save the world and then come up with proposals that will only cost you half your paycheck. This misplaced philanthropic confidence is the idiot stepchild of a free enterprise society where anything can be accomplished...