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  • The Inthinkables

    07/19/2018 2:09:07 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 19, 2018 | Christopher Knight
    And so another notch is marked on the belt of political correctness. This time, it's Papa John himself. John Schnatter has been excommunicated from the company he began in the broom closet of his father's tavern. Since 1984, Papa John's Pizza has become one of the most successful chains in America, with almost 5,000 locations and providing jobs to countless individuals from all facets of society. Schnatter lost it all this week, including his name on a football stadium and a business school. His offense? Referring to irrevocable history about the founder of a competing franchise during a conference call,...
  • Fake History That Inspires Today’s Progressives

    07/14/2018 7:08:36 AM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | July 12, 2018 | Crosby Kemper III, Rex Sinquefield
    Mindful of Voltaire’s dictum (“To hold a pen is to be at war”), we take up the pen against five enduring myths about the Russian Revolution and the advent of socialism. The five myths are long-standing pillars of falsehood — used to curtail liberty, justify past atrocities, and (in the name of “progress”) lead free people into servitude. Calling themselves “progressives,” many people today readily accept most or all of these myths as the truth. Filled with socialist yearnings, they have become a new force to be reckoned with in American politics. Myth #1 — The false story of a...
  • Progressive politics have done nothing to help black America

    07/10/2018 11:33:49 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | Shermichael Singleton, opinion contributor — 07/10/18 | Shermichael Singleton, opinion contributor — 07/10/18
    During a lecture at the Library of Conservatism in Germany, British philosopher Sir Roger Scruton described conservatism as a philosophy that recognizes and acknowledges that good things are easily destroyed but not easily created, such as law, peace, freedom, civility, the security of property and family life. He contends we depend on the cooperation of others for the aforementioned to exist because we have no means or ability to single handedly attain it. He states “the work of destruction is quick, easy and exhilarating.” “The work of creation is slow, laborious and dull.” For the African American, the journey from...
  • Did Philly police just bike-doze Mayor Kenney's relationship with progressives?

    07/06/2018 2:11:56 PM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    http://www.philly.com/ ^ | 7/6/18 | Chris Brennan & Holly Otterbein
    Mayor Kenney faced a backlash from progressives after police officers on Thursday bike-dozed a modest encampment of protesters trying to shut down access to a local office for the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The mayor, who has held plenty of high-profile news conferences in City Hall to decry President Trump’s zero tolerance on immigration, was nowhere to be found as police officers used bikes to push down beach umbrellas and other encampment equipment. Kenney spokeswoman Deana Gamble said the mayor shared activists’ frustration with ICE. However, she said, protesters cannot obstruct access to the ICE building at Eighth and...
  • Trump Presidency Disrupts Elite Pedophile Access to Immigrant Babies – Who Complains?

    07/05/2018 1:51:32 PM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    IWB ^ | Thinker
    Missing Children Are BEING Sacrificed By The Shadow Government! How long will the victims of such satanic acts have to wait for justice. How long will the screams of the children ring out in the night for help, and not heard? Where are the thousands who march on capital building that are asking where are the 2000 American children that go missing every day in the USA? Why doesn’t mainstream media report on missing DC girls? Over the past couple of weeks almost 20 black and Latina girls have gone missing in Washington, DC. The disappearances have gained little or...
  • The President and his supporters are under attack

    07/05/2018 10:52:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/05/18 | Charles Wills
    Let’s see if we can get rid of some of the Communist slime on both sides of the aisle this coming November. If we don't, they will win The media and Hollywood, with the assistance of Marxists on both sides of the political aisle, have rebelled against the President and the citizens of this country. They are using every Marxist tactic in the book to take down a duly elected President. The current excuse to attack the President involves using pictures that show children being detained in holding cages. The left neglected to tell their uninformed audience that the pictures...
  • Progressives poised to shape agenda if Dems take back House

    07/04/2018 3:17:39 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/04/18 | Melanie Zanona
    Move over, House Freedom Caucus. Progressive lawmakers are poised to play a pivotal role in the next Congress if Democrats take back the House in November. That’s because a dozen members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) are in line to chair congressional committees, which would give the left-leaning group immense power to influence the chamber’s legislative agenda and strengthen their hand as chief antagonists to President Trump. The stunning primary victory of self-described democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) has also opened up a coveted spot at the leadership table, bolstering the argument that progressives should...
  • Why We (as Asians) Hate the Progressive Left and Cultural Marxism

    07/04/2018 2:10:28 PM PDT · by beejaa · 19 replies
    The Asian Capitalists ^ | Nov. 10, 2017 | The Asian Capitalists
    "Western civilization is our suicidal friend who we're trying to talk off the ledge right now... An old friend that we still have a lot of respect and admiration for..."
  • “Manic Depression Is A Frustrating Mess”

    07/03/2018 5:37:37 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 16 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-3-18 | MOTUS
    People have been  histrionically acting out since the day Donald J. Trump was elected president:WARNING: Compilation NSFW - you know how disappointed Progs talkEx-president Barry has kept himself busy keeping the anti-Trump resistance machine ginned up. His minions, as always, take orders well as evidenced by last weekend’s Antifa violence and “family” marches against a policy President Trump rescinded two weeks ago. And I see Mad Maxie has revived her “peach foty fi” rant chant in time for the holiday weekend as well.All of which reminds me of a song: Manic Depression (certain liberties taken) Manic Depression's touching my...
  • Dear Democrats/Progressives

    06/30/2018 7:32:36 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 10 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | June 30, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    Dear Democrats/Progressives: I see the signs at your protests: “What’s Next? Concentration Camps … Oh, wait” “I Care. Do you?” “Love, Not Trump” And all the rest. What are you really angry at, Democrats? It can’t be just Donald Trump. You were poised to hate any Republican who defeated Hillary Clinton. I remember how you hated Ronald Reagan (if you were alive then). And you likewise hated the hapless George Bushes and Mitt Romneys, who sided with you more than against you, including on immigration. So what do you really hate, Democrats? And why do you hate it? It can’t...
  • Kennedy's retirement .. an enabler of Trump's pro-business, racist, anti-woman agenda

    06/27/2018 1:30:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | June 27, 2018 | by Scott Lemieux
    After a Supreme Court term that saw one conservative victory after another, the final blow fell on Wednesday afternoon: Justice Anthony Kennedy (who has been the median vote on the Supreme Court since the retirement of Sandra Day O’Connor in 2006) announced his retirement. It is almost impossible to overstate the significance of this. Anthony Kennedy’s legacy could have been as a conservative respected for providing key votes to uphold a woman’s right to choose and the right-to-same sex marriage. Instead, he shall be remembered as one of the most important allies of Donald Trump’s pro-business white nationalism. What’s particularly...
  • Up next: 1970s-style bombings, warns progressive

    06/27/2018 8:05:28 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 23 replies
    WND ^ | 06/26/2018 | Art Moore
    Interrupting meals 'just the beginning' of resistance to RepublicansA writer for the popular progressive news website Splinter is warning supporters of President Trump that if they have a problem with the heckling of administration officials in public places, they haven’t seen anything yet. “Do you think that being asked to leave a restaurant, or having your meal interrupted, or being called by the public is bad? My fascism-enabling friends, this is only the beginning,” writes Splinter senior writer Hamilton Nolan. “This is what happens when citizens decide en masse that their political system is corrupt, racist, and unresponsive,” says Nolan....
  • History: Clear At Your Own Peril

    06/26/2018 5:00:28 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 6-26-18 | MOTUS
    History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. – Winston ChurchillToday’s mandatory reading assignment: Vanderleun’s Clear History. Ahead of next week’s 4th of July celebration it provides a short history of the world, the role of our Declaration of Independence and Constitution in it, and the willingness of some to erase or ignore it.  This automatic ability to “Clear History” is a curious phenomenon. Something that is quite new.Today’s “Clear History” is not the “Revisionism” common to the Marxist, Leninist, and Maoist of old, where history was remade with the destruction of texts, the alterations of...
  • Dear America, The LEFT Has Declared War On You

    06/24/2018 8:03:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2018 | Kevin McCullough
    Dear America, the societal left has declared war on you.While you’ve been busy enjoying your new jobs, improved wages, lower taxes, and less government interference in your life the left has decided that all of those things are immoral. They must be undone. And those who enjoy them must be made to understand that they are not good American citizens, but some sort of participant to hurt others. They would love to say it makes you a racist, except that African Americans and Hispanics are enjoying the best economy they’ve ever known in American history. They would love to say...
  • FS1’s Whitlock: ‘Twitter Is the Headquarters for Left-Wing Insanity’

    06/23/2018 6:41:11 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 19 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 22 Jun 2018 | Trent Baker
    In reaction to NBA Hall of Famer Kevin McHale receiving backlash on Twitter from media members and other users for attending a President Donald Trump rally in Minnesota Wednesday. Whitlock said Twitter is the “headquarters for left-wing insanity” and called it “headquarters for fake news.”
  • Teachers’ union urges Democrats to run harder against the 2017 tax cut

    06/15/2018 7:02:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 15, 2018 | by David Weigel
    The American Federation of Teachers is urging Democratic candidates to step up their attacks on last year’s Republican-passed tax cuts, armed with voter surveys that find the legislation useful as a way to argue for more public spending. “We’ve found support for an increase in health-care spending, and for an argument that the increase is going to come from tax cuts for the rich,” said Stan Greenberg, a pollster at Democracy Corps who conducted the voter survey for AFT. “They created the vehicle for expanding investment by passing this tax cut.” The survey, conducted with 1,000 voter phone interviews and...
  • Trump says he wants "my people" to sit at attention for him like people do for Kim Jong Un

    06/15/2018 6:32:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | June 15, 2018 | By KATHRYN WATSON
    President Trump declared in a spur-of-the-moment interview with "Fox and Friends" Friday morning that he wants people to sit at attention for him like they do for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Kim stands accused of leading a murderous regime that starves its own people. But Mr. Trump has heaped praise on Kim since meeting with him in Singapore, saying repeatedly that the two have "good chemistry." "Hey, he is the head of a country and I mean he is the strong head," Mr. Trump told Fox News' Steve Doocy on the White House lawn Friday. "Don't let anyone...
  • The Deep State Swamp Will Be Held Accountable.

    06/07/2018 3:39:04 PM PDT · by samovar123 · 16 replies
    It is now a foregone conclusion that the liberals of the late 50’s have turned their back on America and have become progressive socialists. They have every intention of pushing the fascist tendencies that they have turned to in order to turn our country into a police state that is the culmination of the agenda they have formulated. Subverting the Constitution has been a major portion of the progressive socialist agenda since the implementation of the tactics of Saul Alinsky and Coward/Piven. Well steeped in this agenda are the likes of Barack Obama and the leftists that now have overtaken...
  • Commentary: Never Trumpers Finally Admit They’re Effectively Spiteful Democrats

    05/30/2018 1:53:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 30, 2018 | By Jonathan S. Tobin
    The no longer quiet alliance between Never Trump conservatives and liberals does not offer an alternative to a choice between the Democratic “resistance” and Republicans. It’s not as if it was a great secret but last week’s New York Times feature about the open ties between prominent conservative critics of President Donald Trump and liberals made it official. The last stalwarts of the “Never Trump” conservative movement are preparing to do more than merely complain about the object of their disdain; they’re now ready to join forces with liberals to oppose the president both in court and perhaps in future...
  • Progressives on the Brink

    05/24/2018 4:35:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 24, 2018 | Jeffrey Folks
    Because they view President Trump in these extreme terms, progressives view themselves not as violent extremists, but as "the resistance."  But resistance implies that there exists something worthy of resisting.  The progressive resistance began just seconds after Trump was declared the victor on election night.  The resistance was not engendered by anything Trump had actually done.  It was just a refusal to accept any candidate who varied from the left's own line of thinking. That sort of reaction, reminiscent of what happened with the election of George W. Bush, is a dangerous turn in American politics.  It implies that the left refuses to accept any...