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  • New Climate Censorship Tracker Comes Online

    01/19/2018 11:03:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Scientific American ^ | January 19, 2018 | By Adam Aton
    Columbia University and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund today launched an online tracker of the Trump administration's crackdown on climate science. The project, called the Silencing Science Tracker, has so far assembled 96 entries of federal restrictions or prohibitions on climate science since November 2016. The database is built from media reports, and it's searchable by agency, date and type of action. More than half the entries are listed as censorship, either from government restriction or researchers who are self-censoring. Other instances include targeted personnel changes, budget cuts and other federal actions aimed at minimizing or hindering climate research....
  • Ear-piercing Screams to Mark ‘The Rise of the Woman’ in Weekend’ Women’s March

    01/16/2018 9:57:42 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/16/18 | Judi McLeod
    And until the progressive-left can figure out the way to blame Donald Trump for Saturday’s nuclear button push in Hawaii, the screams of women world-wide will remain the loudest Trump smear of the moment. Harvey Weinstein-like producers of BIG FICTION are releasing a Blockbuster Movie on the 1st Anniversary of the Women’s March. This time Linda Sarsour, Ashley Judd et all will take a back seat to millions of screeching-for-social-justice bit players schooled by the progressive left over the past year. Their amplified message is that the angry white men who run the system have gone from suppressing women to...
  • The problem isn't just that Trump's a racist. It's that he keeps acting on his racism.

    01/12/2018 1:42:50 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 12, 2018 | by Karine Jean-Pierre
    The president has always been a racist. The issue is that he now has the power to make policy based on prejudice. I am the daughter of two immigrants who moved our family to the United States for a better life and richer opportunities. I am an immigrant. I am a former White House aide. I am Haitian-American. And on Thursday, President Trump called my homeland a "s-hole." And they’re not just comments: they’re the basis for Trump’s mass deportation policy. That racism underlies this administration's thinking on immigration is thoroughly unsurprising. Donald Trump’s legacy is not simply speckled with...
  • Trump Honors MLK, is Called 'Racist Traitor' by Despicable Left

    01/11/2018 10:19:33 AM PST · by TBP · 65 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | January 9, 2018 | Alex Parker
    resident Trump sent out a tweet today about signing the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park Act: "It was my great honor to sign H.R. 267, the 'Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act,' which redesignates the Martin Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site in the State of Georgia as the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park." Who could have anything bad to say about this? Enter the repulsive Left: The world thanks you, Ruth Ann, for being all-knowing: And a great thanks to the sinister, leftist media -- and the lemmings who follow it -- for...
  • I am a Radical Republican

    01/11/2018 1:33:42 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 9 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | January 11th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: Words Matter. Leftists are nothing if not serial abusers of words. In recent decades the Left hijacked the meaning of so many that it is often difficult to use them in rational arguments supportive of our founding principles. Words that were once neutrally descriptive or connoted a societal good are today either confusing or have negative associations: • Red --> Conservative. This one grinds me most of all. Red Army, Red Brigades, Little Red Book, and Red October, the movie Reds, etc., all attach themselves to murderous red communism. • Blue --> Leftist. Barf. • Liberal --> Progressive. FDR...
  • Blues for Orange Bowl Champs

    01/09/2018 7:44:59 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 9, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A college football team staying in a Trump hotel for the Orange Bowl should be easy material for a progressive wit, if you could find a witty progressive. "After learning the University of Wisconsin football team will be staying at Trump National Doral Hotel in Miami, Florida in the days leading up to the Orange bowl, the Student Coalition for Progress issued a press release calling for an explanation from university officials," Sarah Godfrey wrote in The Badger Herald. "The group is 'disappointed' the team, band and alumni are staying in a hotel with the same name as the current...
  • Populists in power

    01/08/2018 4:36:49 PM PST · by bitt · 24 replies
    new criterion ^ | Jan 2018 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    On the election of Donald Trump and the first year of his presidency. “That’s how you got Trump!” This phrase seemed at first to be a playful quip, uttered here and there as the Left’s shock and horror over the election of President Donald J. Trump manifested itself in memorably bizarre ways such as grieving centers on university campuses where tender twenty-somethings and the tenured radicals who instruct them were invited to stroke “therapy dogs,” scribble in coloring books, stack Legos, and do their brave best to cope. At Cornell, they even staged a “cry-in,” with the Ivy League university’s...
  • Fight on, Trump - "You magnificent bastard"

    01/02/2018 7:59:24 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Liberal Forum ^ | 12/14/2017 | Evan Sayet
    My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #Never Trumpers) constantly ask me if I'm not bothered by Donald Trump's lack of decorum. They ask if I don't think his tweets are "beneath the dignity of the office." Here's my answer: We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency. We tried statesmanship. Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized "collegiality" as John McCain? We tried propriety has...
  • Jeff Sessions Takes a Stand for Debtors’ Prisons

    12/29/2017 3:50:24 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 90 replies
    COMMON DREAMS | 29 DECEMBER 2017 | Nusrat Choudhury
  • 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...
  • Trump Ends 2017 Residing In His Enemies’ Heads

    12/27/2017 9:16:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | December 28, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    As 2017 comes to a close, tumbleweeds roll down the empty Lido Deck while the Republican base answers the question, “What if Conservative, Inc., gave a cruise and nobody came?” The Democrats fled Washington under cover of darkness, desperate to keep their slobbering socialist wing from forcing them to commit ritual suicide by closing down the government over Christmas because the GOP Congress (for now) won’t hand a couple million illegal aliens citizenship. Robert Mueller’s Keystone Kop Korps started off with “unquestioned integrity” and ended the year with totally questioned integrity. The mainstream media abandoned the principle of objectivity...
  • The only two reasons to rush the Russia investigation are ignorance or politics

    12/21/2017 8:40:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 21, 2017 | by Diana Pilipenko
    Those calling for a speedy conclusion to the congressional investigations into Russian election meddling are either doing so for strictly political reasons, or they have no idea how long investigations take and what is required to do them well. And yet, there are concerning reports that some congressional investigators are aiming to conclude their work as early as this month. And though much of the internal workings of the congressional investigations is still unknown, it is hard for me, given my experaience with similarly complex investigations, to understand why, for instance, with the thousands of documents made available to the...
  • Internet Horrified That Disney’s Donald Trump Robot Looks Like Hillary

    12/20/2017 6:55:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/19/2017 | Benny Johnson
    Internet Horrified That Disney’s Donald Trump Robot Looks Like Hillary Benny Johnson Reporter At Large 11:58 PM 12/19/2017 Disney World’s Hall of Presidents unveiled the much anticipated robo-President Trump for their program this week. The longstanding show at the park features robotic presidents telling the story of America. It is beloved by audiences. However, Trump’s addition has been controversial and taken over a year to install. Robot Trump was unveiled Tuesday along with the message Trump recorded for his likeness. However, many online commenters believe the robot looks less like Trump and more like Hillary Clinton. The internet burst into...
  • As Venezuela Collapses, Children are Dying of Hunger

    12/18/2017 1:53:51 PM PST · by Brilliant · 62 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | Dec. 17, 2017 | MERIDITH KOHUT and ISAYEN HERRERA
    Venezuela — Kenyerber Aquino Merchán was 17 months old when he starved to death. His father left before dawn to bring him home from the hospital morgue. He carried Kenyerber’s skeletal frame into the kitchen and handed it to a mortuary worker who makes house calls for Venezuelan families with no money for funerals. Kenyerber’s spine and rib cage protruded as the embalming chemicals were injected. Aunts shooed away curious young cousins, mourners arrived with wildflowers from the hills, and relatives cut out a pair of cardboard wings from one of the empty white ration boxes that families increasingly depend...
  • ‘Conflicts Upon Conflicts Upon Conflicts of Interest’ in FBI Investigations of Trump and Clinton

    12/16/2017 3:33:07 PM PST · by dennisw · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | 16 Dec 2017 | John Hayward
    Peter Schweizer talked during his appearance on Friday’s Breitbart News Tonight with SiriusXM hosts Rebecca Mansour and John Carney about the discovery of politically charged text messages between Peter Strzok, an FBI official involved in both the Trump and Clinton investigations, and his mistress. “This is, I think, a huge problem with bureaucrats in Washington, DC. I would point people to a book that was written just a couple of years ago by two Johns Hopkins University scholars, called What Washington Gets Wrong. They did a survey of precisely people like Peter Strzok, thousands of people who are senior government...
  • Matt Lauer Accused of Sexual Harassment by Multiple Women (EXCLUSIVE)

    11/29/2017 3:19:11 PM PST · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    Variety ^ | November 29, 2017 | Ramin Setoodeh and Elizabeth Wagmeister
    As the co-host of NBC’s “Today,” Matt Lauer once gave a colleague a sex toy as a present. It included an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her, which left her mortified. On another day, he summoned a different female employee to his office, and then dropped his pants, showing her his penis. After the employee declined to do anything, visibly shaken, he reprimanded her for not engaging in a sexual act. He would sometimes quiz female producers about who they’d slept with, offering to trade names. And he loved to engage in a crass quiz...
  • Matt Lauer Exposed Himself, Gave Sex Toys as Gifts Claim Accusers

    11/29/2017 1:34:19 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 179 replies
    TMZ ^ | November 29, 2017
    Matt Lauer exposed himself to a female co-worker, and gave another one a sex toy as a present -- and that's just the tip of the iceberg -- according to dozens of current and former NBC staffers. The former "Today" co-host also allegedly enjoyed playing the game "F**k, Marry, Kill" in regards to his female co-hosts at NBC. The bombshell allegations came out in a Variety investigation. One woman says Lauer once delivered a sex toy to a female co-worker, and attached an explicit note ... detailing how he'd use it on her. Several accusers claim his office was ground...
  • Nobody Digs a Rabbit Hole Like a Progressive

    11/27/2017 5:04:38 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-27-17 | MOTUS
    Once you embrace the progressive premise that the ends justify the means the destruction of civilization follows on quickly.First you have the feminist’s opinion that it doesn’t matter if men are falsely accused of sexual abuse as long as it helps dismantle “the patriarchy” – as if patriarchy is a real thing in 21st Century America, home of the fatherless family. Next thing you know the NYTimes posits that it’s okay to sexualize children for the cause of genderqueer. Meanwhile an Indiana University Healthcare system nurse believes that “white women raise terrorist, rapist, racist, killer sons” and thinks that they...
  • Oakland’s mayor wants you to house the homeless

    11/21/2017 9:13:58 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 89 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | November 21, 2017 | By Marisa Kendall
    OAKLAND — For everyone who has ever passed one of this city’s sprawling homeless encampments and wondered how to help, Mayor Libby Schaaf has an answer — open your door to someone in need of shelter. The Oakland mayor is asking residents to offer their spare rooms, Airbnb units and rental properties to the city’s homeless, a radical proposition that has prompted both cautious optimism and scathing criticism from her constituents. In her annual “State of the City” speech, Schaaf challenged Oakland residents to “give up that Airbnb. Fix up that back unit,” and offer the space to people in...
  • Republicans Invade a Family Event

    11/18/2017 9:34:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | November 18, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    With Thanksgiving around the corner, I thought you would enjoy this family story. Everyone has tales of trauma from attending a family event. If you are a Jewish Republican, you may have a few more especially if you have family on the East Coast. Though we had an overall joyful experience (just travelling with our two grown children was rewarding enough), we had what most would consider a challenge because of the clash of cultures. We arrived for Friday night Shabbat services and then went to a family dinner immediately after. We were seated randomly at a table of older...