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  • Think Progress Is Furious That A Woman Defended Herself From Armed Robbery In Chicago

    01/15/2019 12:52:09 PM PST · by detective · 44 replies
    A 25-year-old woman in Chicago defended herself against an armed attacker with her own legally concealed weapon. But according to Think Progress’ LGBTQ Editor Zack Ford, “That’s not how justice works.”
  • Lord, Execute Judgment Against the New Pharaohs and Their New Pagan Gods

    01/15/2019 10:32:15 AM PST · by spirited irish · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Jan. 11, 2019 | David P. Goldman
    Jews around the world tomorrow hear Parsha Bo (Exodus 10:1 to 13:16) declaimed in the synagogue, recounting the last of the biblical plagues, the killing of Egypt’s first-born, and our midnight departure from Egypt. It is a solemn moment in our religious calendar. Our rabbis emphasize that God did not simply rescue us from Egyptian bondage, but brought a terrible judgment against their gods. Lord, hear our cry, and bring judgment against the pagan gods who are worshipped today!
  • They’re Coming For You: “COMMIES, PROGRESSIVES, AND MARX—OH MY!”

    01/12/2019 3:26:59 PM PST · by RArtfulogerDodger · 14 replies
    Conservative Right Wing News ^ | January 12, 2019 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    [PHOTO] The modern Socialist doesn’t have an actual brain. [PHOTO] Their substitute-brain, Karl Marx, wrote THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO, in 1848. And, ever since then, Communism/Socialism has had an unbroken record: over 170 years of utter failure, everywhere it was tried. Yet, the communist-inspired philospher—the Socialist—still beatifically calls for world-wide socialism. In these days of an American Trump, and a wild jackass, anti-America, “Resistance,” the Socialist, smiley-face, “look” has changed. It alternates between bug-eyed madness and fanged violence. “Socialists may not be able to claim experience, learning, smarts, or success. But they make up for all that by a boundless certitude.......
  • California's new female board member mandate could be ripe for a constitutional challenge

    01/07/2019 8:10:17 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 1/7/2019 | Alexis Keenan
    A controversial new law in California, the first of its kind in the U.S., requires publicly traded companies headquartered in the state to include at least one woman on their board of directors by the end of 2019. But are quotas are the best way to bring women’s voices to the table? Legislators in New Jersey have already indicated they think so. Garden State lawmaker Nancy Pinkin (D-NJ) proposed a bill that would require women on state-based corporate boards. The measure has been sent to its first committee for hearing. Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania have also moved the needle...
  • How the Left Appropriates Christianity

    01/05/2019 6:52:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/05/2018 | Deana Chadwell
    This mess at our southern border is stirring up the Sunday-school wannabes again, and as a Christian and a conservative I am getting tired of being schooled by liberal Christians and nonbelievers about what my opinions should be, about what Jesus would do. This needs to stop; we Christians need to stand up for our Savior and put an end to the appropriation of our Scripture and misunderstandings of Christ’s commandments. In order to do this, we must first establish a couple of principles that are often ignored in this era of super-sloppy thinking. In the first place, God quite...
  • Democrats Now Party of the Rich [semi-satire]

    12/30/2018 9:34:06 AM PST · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    In the November elections, Democrats won in the 20 richest congressional districts. An ebullient Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif), currently vacationing during the "cruel" government shutdown at the Fairmont Orchid resort in Hawaii (where room rates range from $900 per night for a regular room to $5,000 for a suite) bragged that "the ultimate demise of the Republican Party is imminent. Democrats own the Black vote, the Hispanic vote, the immigrant vote, the welfare vote. We have more campaign money from wealthy donors than Republicans can ever hope to see." "The coalition of small business owners, farmers, middle-income wage-earners, craftsmen, and...
  • The Progressive Movement’s Sordid Past

    12/29/2018 5:08:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2018 | Sheriff David Clarke (Ret)
    The American left has perfected the art of changing the meaning of words or phrases. For example, gun confiscation is reshaped to now mean “sensible gun safety measures.” White male now means privileged. Republican and racist are now interchangeable words. Voter ID laws for fair and clean elections means voter suppression to liberals. Moreover, political violence—torching buildings and bludgeoning innocent Americans on the street is now synonymous in their lexicon, as a peaceful protest. The American left has struggled for a long time dealing with another term: liberal. Conservatives were successful at demonizing the term when George H.W. Bush labeled...
  • California transformed its justice system. But now crime is up, and critics want rollbacks

    12/27/2018 7:54:37 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/20/2018 | ABBIE VANSICKLE and MANUEL VILLA
    Over the last decade, California has led the nation in reducing its prison population. The state has shortened sentences and diverted some offenders to the counties for incarceration and supervision, transforming California’s criminal justice system into what supporters hope will become a humane model around the country. But amid the changes, crime has increased in recent years, sparking debate about the causes and giving ammunition to those leading a new effort to roll back some of the reforms. An analysis by the Marshall Project and the Los Angeles Times found that California’s crime rates remain near historic lows, but overall...
  • The War On Trump Is All About Keeping Liberals And Their Lackeys In Power

    12/27/2018 5:07:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    And this year ends with our loser ruling class shedding any pretense of legitimacy in its quest to reclaim the power we took back from it in 2016. The reaction to Donald Trump by our alleged betters - SPOILER: They are much, much worse than us - is instructive. They have abandoned all the principles they once claimed to support - democracy, civil rights, due process, and equality. None of those principles help them to keep or regain power anymore, so they are expendable. As are you. Liberalism was always a lie and a scam, right from its sordid...
  • Marching to the leftist drummer

    12/20/2018 4:25:20 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Carl Schwitzer
    Careful scrutiny of how the left operates reveals a tiered hierarchy. There is a small cadre of elite leftist leaders who know the true nature of the evil that they perpetrate. This leadership is utterly self-serving and utterly cynical. This is where you find the true psychopaths, racial eugenicists, etc. Examples include Vladimir Lenin, Lavrentiy Beria, Heinrich Himmler, and George Soros. They have a praetorian guard of similarly elite true believers in the causes trundled out for consumption by the leadership. These are intelligent, motivated, and charismatic champions of causes like environmentalism, multiculturalism, Malthusianism, etc. These are the people who...
  • Opinions: Climate-change deniers are a danger to our security

    12/19/2018 7:26:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2018 | by Jennifer Rubin
    Imagine during the Cold War that one political party, in the face of overwhelming evidence that the Soviet Union was engaged in espionage against the United States, had a nuclear arsenal pointed at the United States, kept Eastern Europe under its thumb and imprisoned dissenters, refused to consider the Soviet Union a danger - of any sort - to the United States or other Western democracies. And they would offer no credible evidence to the contrary, but rather assert that it was all a hoax. Besides, they’d insist (with no evidence) that it was too expensive to address the challenge...
  • Voters don't buy Dems' impeachment push, poll shows

    12/18/2018 1:14:13 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2018 | By Stephen Dinan
    Most voters say Democrats have yet to prove a convincing case tying President Trump to Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, according to a new poll being released Tuesday. And a majority in the McLaughlin & Associates survey also say Democrats’ efforts to impeach Mr. Trump are a “partisan political ploy,” sending a cautionary signal as liberal activists agitate for the ultimate political punishment against the president. The GOP firm surveyed 1,000 voters likely to cast ballots in 2020 last week. Just 32 percent said given what they’d seen, Democrats had produced evidence Mr. Trump “fixed” the election by cooperating...
  • Explaining the Left, Part V: Left Vs. Right Is Brain Vs. Mind

    12/18/2018 5:08:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    When I talk to young people, I try to offer them what I was offered when I was their age but is rarely offered today: wisdom. I was given wisdom largely because I went to a religious school -- a yeshiva, a traditional Jewish school in which the long day (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) was divided between studying religious subjects (in Hebrew) and secular subjects (in English). With the increasing secularization of society, less and less wisdom has been conveyed to young people. One particularly obvious example is most secular people, especially on the left, believe human beings are...
  • Chief justice of California Supreme Court quits GOP over Kavanaugh confirmation

    12/14/2018 11:06:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 14, 2018 | By Dartunorro Clark (D-NBC)
    Chief Justice of California Tani Cankil-Sakauye has reportedly renounced her Republican Party registration and re-registered as a no-party-preference voter, citing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Cankil-Sakauye made the comments in a phone interview on Thursday to CALmatters, a nonprofit news organization, saying that she had been thinking about Kavanaugh's September confirmation hearing. "I’ve been thinking about it for some time," Cankil-Sakauye said of her decision. She said that she spoke with her husband and friends about the hearing and their conclusion was that "you didn’t leave the party - the party left you." “I felt compelled to make a choice...
  • The Stigma Against My Conservative Politics Is Worse Than The Stigma Of Being Gay

    12/11/2018 7:02:22 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12-11-18 | Chad Felix Greene
    “Why would a person choose a life where they will be hated, judged, and rejected by society?” This was one of the first arguments I learned to defend myself against in arguments about my sexuality. In the late 1990s, it was perceived as a powerful call to the humanity of those who opposed gay rights under the notion that it was merely a lifestyle choice. The idea was that if we could appeal to others’ sense of compassion for our social plight, perhaps they could understand the effects of their intolerance. I often fantasized about breaking through the walls of...
  • Anti-Semitic pamphlets distributed in Pittsburgh

    12/09/2018 8:12:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    INN ^ | 12/10/18 05:12 | Elad Benari
    The Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety and the Pittsburgh police are investigating the distribution of anti-Semitic pamphlets in the city’s neighborhoods, The Hill reported on Sunday. “The Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police are aware of and are investigating the dissemination of anti-Semitic pamphlets in Pittsburgh neighborhoods, including Squirrel Hill,” the department said on Twitter. “Such hate-filled material will not be tolerated in Pittsburgh — not by residents, city officials nor Law enforcement,” the statement added. “The Department of Public Safety assures the community that we are taking this matter very seriously and will follow...
  • The Many Things that Democrats want to Ban (Running List) - Metallicman

    12/09/2018 4:46:49 PM PST · by vannrox · 22 replies
    metallicman ^ | 8DEC18 | editorial staff
    This is a compilation of the many, many things that American Democrats (often radical totalitarian communists wearing the mantle of “progressive liberals”) want to ban. This is a running tabulated list that originated from an earlier post about busybodies. There, I argued that Social Justice Warriors (SJW) was just another name for a busybody. This is a set aside list tabulated by request. It supersedes the extensive list on an earlier post about busybodies. Remember, boys and girls, all bans are a restriction on freedom. Go ahead and shake your head in disbelief. These people are friggin’ lunatics. The List...
  • America’s New Religions

    12/08/2018 9:36:44 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 43 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 12-7-18 | Andrew Sullivan
    Everyone has a religion. It is, in fact, impossible not to have a religion if you are a human being. It’s in our genes and has expressed itself in every culture, in every age, including our own secularized husk of a society. By religion, I mean something quite specific: a practice not a theory; a way of life that gives meaning, a meaning that cannot really be defended without recourse to some transcendent value, undying “Truth” or God (or gods). Which is to say, even today’s atheists are expressing an attenuated form of religion. Their denial of any God is...
  • Liberalz R Nutz is new

    12/06/2018 12:42:13 PM PST · by Beckwith · 3 replies
    Liberalz R Nutz ^ | 12/6/2108 | Parker Shannon
    Haven't been around for a while, am just bringing up a new site. LiberalzRNutz.com Whaddaythink? And just a reminder, The Obama File is now being hosted by the Library of Congress, so it's pretty much there for posterity. https://tinyurl.com/y9yxbvwf
  • State activists question inclusivity of Sanders Institute Gathering

    12/04/2018 10:16:13 AM PST · by GreyHoundSailor · 9 replies
    VT Digger ^ | 03 DEC 2018 | Kevin O'Connor
    At first, Rutland Area NAACP president Tabitha Pohl-Moore was excited about the prospect of last week’s Sanders Institute Gathering, which its publicity said would bring 250 “leading progressive minds” to Burlington “to envision — and to actualize — a better future for our country and the world.” “A progressive agenda that promised to raise an intersectional approach to ending injustice and oppression … in our backyard?” Pohl-Moore recalls thinking. “We would finally be heard and seen here in Vermont.” Then the Wallingford counselor, wife and mother read the guest list for the Burlington-based nonprofit think tank’s $350-suggested-donation gathering: U.S. Sen....