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  • How Far Left Will the Democrats Go in November?

    05/21/2018 4:50:22 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 20 May, 2018 | Rick Moran
    There's a runoff election in Texas's 7th Congressional District on Tuesday that may give a strong indication of just how far left Democratic candidates will run in November. The race pits the national Democrats' favorite attorney Lizzie Pannill Fletcher against a Bernie Sanders acolyte, activist Laura Moser. What makes the race interesting is that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) tried to sabotage Moser's candidacy by dumping a thick file of opposition research on the press just prior to the March 6 primary. The unusual move of the national campaign committee to try and undercut one of their own candidates...
  • Mother's Day: A Holiday of Heart, Not Political Hype

    05/13/2018 4:19:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/13/18 | Dennis Jamison
    Good mothers usually have good hearts, and are often willing to sacrifice themselves for the sake of the whole family. They deserve to have a special day to honor them, and “to have them know we appreciate them, though we do not show it as often as w It is hard for many to believe that Mother’s Day could be used politically for messaging to the masses, but it has been used that way since it was originally created. At the time of the official creation of Mother’s Day, the original intent behind it was simply a day to honor...
  • Do Illinoisans support a progressive tax? It depends on how you ask

    05/01/2018 7:44:32 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 11 replies
    Illinois News Network ^ | 5/1/18 | Cole Lauterbach and Greg Bishop
    A poll by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University showed nearly three-quarters of those asked support a tax that “would be lower for lower-income taxpayers and higher for upper income taxpayers.” When asked if they would support a tax that “would result in single filers earning over $17,300 to pay more in taxes,” support drops to 14 percent. The Illinois Policy Institute asked that question in a poll in late March and early April. “We know we have to increase revenue to get our state out of it (economic trouble) and I believe this (progressive tax)...
  • K-12: How Our Schools Make Monsters

    04/24/2018 3:08:54 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 17, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Lots of people who study K-12 education end up looking for a metaphor, a parallel, to explain the unnecessary stupidity of our public schools. Don't bother. Ayn Rand has run ahead and done the job. In 1970, Rand published a long [17k words] essay titled "The Comprachicos" (which roughly translates to the child-buyers). It lovingly examines a bit of history mentioned in a Victor Hugo novel. He wrote about vicious exploiters who mutilate and transform children into all sorts of freaks, dwarfs, gymnasts, and novelties. The techniques are analogous to those used by bonsai masters. You cut, twist, break, deprive...
  • Who is the Fresno State professor who called Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist'?

    04/18/2018 11:38:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | April 18, 2018 | by Jody Murray
    The Fresno State English professor who lashed out at the late Barbara Bush, calling the former first lady an "amazing racist," has made a mark as an author writing about her personal life and Arab-American heritage. Randa Jarrar was born in Chicago in 1978, according to her Wiki page, to an Egyptian-Greek mother and Palestinian father. She grew up in Kuwait and Egypt, then returned with her family to the U.S. in 1991 after the Persian Gulf War. According to Fresno State officials, Jarrar has been on leave this semester from the university, where her instruction includes creative writing. "Many...
  • Weasel words and what do they mean?

    04/10/2018 11:46:29 PM PDT · by Fhios · 15 replies
    4/11/18 | vanity
    An interesting moment I caught during Ted Cruz's excellent grilling of Mark Zuckerberg. Cruz: "Of the 20 thousand people you say monitor the content of users ... do you know any of their political affiliations"? Zuckerberg: "Senator we 'GENERALLY' do not hire people based on their political affiliation". Here's the link to the particular moment: https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=3712 Generally merely means 'not the majority' totally avoiding the question of the facebook minitors. This is something Ted Cruz wouldn't pass up to follow up on the use of 'GENERALLY'. Next question is why didn't any of the Senators ask Zuckerberg of how much...
  • Pope Mourns Deaths Of ‘The Defenseless’ After Israeli Forces Kill Hamas Terrorists

    04/03/2018 3:10:33 PM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 44 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 3, 2018 | Pamela Geller
    Pope Francis is among those who did not learn history and so is destined to repeat it. That, or he is just another in a long line of papal antisemites. I think it’s the latter. Hitler’s Pope, Pope Pius XII, before and during the Nazi era, assisted in the legitimization of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime in Germany, through the pursuit of a Reichskonkordat (“Concordat between the Holy See and the German Reich”) in 1933. How is this any different? Not only did the Vatican help to norm and mainstream Hitler in the early 30’s, their work with Nazis carried on...
  • ‘Controversial Programming’: Progressive Insurance Pulls Ads From Laura Ingraham Show

    03/31/2018 6:56:45 AM PDT · by blam · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-31-2018 | Matthew Boyle
    Progressive insurance, a major publicly traded company, has decided to pull ads off Laura Ingraham’s radio programs, Breitbart News can confirm. In addition to the news of the decision to pull the ads, Progressive–through an ad placement firm–at least partially defined what qualifies as a reason to pull Progressive ads off the air of a certain program: “Controversial programming.” Even so, despite coining that term for this, Progressive refused to further define what it means by “controversial programming.” A media ad-buying-and-placement firm for Progressive insurance notified radio affiliates on Friday morning to stop airing ads on or near Ingraham’s programming....
  • The Fragile Legacy of Barack Obama

    03/28/2018 12:11:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Boston Review ^ | March 28, 2018 | by ELAINE KAMARCK
    It becomes clearer every day that Barack Obama, a historic president, presided over a somewhat less than historic presidency. With only one major legislative achievement (Obamacare)—and a fragile one at that—the legacy of Obama’s presidency mainly rests on its tremendous symbolic importance and the fate of a patchwork of executive actions. How much of that was due to fate and how much was due to Obama’s own shortcomings as a politician is up for debate and is a question that emerges from Princeton historian Julian Zelizer’s new edited volume, The Presidency of Barack Obama. With contributions from seventeen historians, the...
  • Have Progressives Won “The Culture War?”

    03/17/2018 8:20:50 AM PDT · by Mafe · 55 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | March 17, 2018 | Hunter Lewis
    In a recent article, David Brooks (New York Times “conservative” columnist who — surprise — writes as a “progressive”) suggests that “the culture war” is over or close to over: progressives have already won. Their opponents, “the … less educated ... tribalists” have “self-marginalized over the past two years.” In addition, progressives “are getting better and more aggressive at silencing dissenting behavior. ...” As a result, they could now “be on the verge of delegitimizing their foes, on guns but also much else, rendering them untouchable for anybody who wants to stay in polite society … [avoid being] morally illegitimate...
  • Laughing At The Fake Feminists [Video only]

    03/08/2018 10:26:38 AM PST · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-8-2018 | Pat Condell
    [Transcript] When it comes to the ongoing wave of migrant rape and sexual assault in Europe the people I feel most sorry for are the refugee-friendly Progressive feminists because, when they get raped, they won't even know who to blame without being a racist. What am I saying... of course they will. They'll blame all men as usual while telling everybody else not to generalize. I hadn't intended to talk about this subject again for a while but it’s International Women’s Day so, how can I resist? You may know that a couple of recent videos of mine have been...
  • Press Release: The Launch of National Security Action

    02/27/2018 1:45:39 PM PST · by smileyface · 33 replies
    National Security Action ^ | Feb 27, 2018 | Press Release
    “National Security Action” Launches to Take on Trump’s Dangerous Foreign Policy, Offer Affirmative Progressive Vision More than 50 national security leaders and experts advise the new group Washington—More than 50 preeminent national security leaders and experts have come together to launch National Security Action, an advocacy organization committed to advancing a progressive vision of American global leadership and opposing the Trump administration’s reckless foreign policy. Former Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes and Jake Sullivan, who held senior foreign policy positions during the Obama administration and served as the Clinton campaign’s Senior Policy Advisor in 2016, are Co-Chairs of the...
  • Leftists versus the People

    02/24/2018 3:20:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | February 24, 2018 | Jeffrey Folks
    Do they really hate ordinary people that much? Yes, they do. For liberals, the distinction between the "dumb masses" and their enlightened selves renders life meaningful. Disdain for ordinary folks is not just an ancillary trait of liberalism. It is fundamental to the its nature. At its heart, liberalism is a gnostic religion, and the essence of that religion is the believer's faith that he possesses the means of changing the world for the better. The belief that the world must be changed requires there to be a mass of individuals whose lives are in need of change. Following this...
  • The Curious Progressive Love of Islam

    12/29/2017 1:00:56 PM PST · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | December 29, 2017 | David Carlin
    Among present-day American leftists (who prefer calling themselves progressives), a curious characteristic is their sympathy for Islam. They deplore what they call Islamophobia, regarding it as a sin as bad as racism or sexism or homophobia or transphobia; and they are horrified that a man they consider to be an Islamophobe, Donald Trump, should be in the White House. Why is this sympathy for Islamic “curious”? Because no religion could be more at odds with progressive ideas than Islam. For one thing, Islam believes in God, an all-powerful God who controls everything in the created world. Progressives, on the other...
  • Gun Control is in Progressivism’s DNA

    12/16/2017 4:54:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Progressive infatuation with gun control and population disarmament stems from their foundational premises about the nature of reality.Progressivism was born out of the end of the frontier and of frustrations with the restraints of the Constitution.  Politicians wanted more power than the Constitution allowed.They rejected the entire theory of natural rights and the idea that governments exist by the consent of the governed.From heritage.org, a quote from Charles Merriam, an early, leading Progressive political scientist: The individualistic ideas of the “natural right” school of political theory, indorsed in the Revolution, are discredited and repudiated…. The origin of the state is...
  • Cyborg Sunday: Brain Maps

    12/03/2017 6:17:24 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-3-17 | MOTUS
    I’m so old that I remember when Democrats were all about lower taxes for the working class and could care less about the national debt. Now - of a sudden - they are all concerned about the deficit and don’t want to lower taxes for the middle class? It’s enough to make me ask if I’m totally misremembering; to give me pause and wonder if I’m showing the first signs of dementia. Perhaps I should have my brain examined.The drawing above came to me courtesy of American Digest’s impresario, Gerard Vanderluen. He scours the corners of the innertubes for facts...
  • Matt Lauer Fired for Inappropriate Behavior - Just Announced!!!!

    11/29/2017 4:04:27 AM PST · by Tenacious 1 · 254 replies
    Vanity | 11/29/17 | Tenacious1
    Just saw on Today show. Matt Lauer Fired!!!
  • New Movie “Hostiles” Comes With Progressive Depiction of the Wild West

    11/23/2017 11:55:30 AM PST · by davikkm · 26 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    We just got word of yet another guilt-ridden, feel-bad flick from our enemies in Hollyweird, this time a so-called western dubbed “Hostiles. And yes, this is a progressive (as in a politically correct) Western. John Wayne rolls into his grave like a ventilator. The movie can be described as the latest attempt from the leftists in Hollywood to edulcorate and/or falsify America’s history. In case you didn’t notice, movies about the Wild West all but vanished from the 3D silver screens due to Hollywood’s obsession with perceived mysoginism, racism and what have you which is inherent in such a genre....
  • Charlie Rose accused of sexual harassment by 8 women

    11/20/2017 2:59:55 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 62 replies
    NY POST ^ | November 20, 2017 | Danika Fears
    Eight women have accused TV journalist Charlie Rose of sexually harassing them — including groping them and prancing around naked in front of them, according to a new report. “It has taken 10 years and a fierce moment of cultural reckoning for me to understand these moments for what they were,” Reah Bravo, a former intern and associate producer for Rose’s PBS show, told The Washington Post. “He was a sexual predator, and I was his victim.” The women, who range in age from 21 to 27, described several incidents of sexual misconduct, including Rose groping their body parts and...
  • The Twitter Gestapo [video only]

    11/20/2017 1:54:15 PM PST · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    YouTube.com/The Thinkery ^ | 11-18-2017 | Sargon of Akkad
    Ein volk, ein tweet, ein Jack.