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  • Tom Wolfe: “You’re Either On the Bus… Or Off the Bus”

    05/16/2018 6:49:36 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 18 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-16-18 | MOTUS
     “Dear Mother, I meant to write you before this and I hope you haven't been worried.... I have met some Beautiful People...” ― Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test R.I.P. Tom Wolfe, the wickedly clever writer who viewed American culture with a clear eye, a steady gaze and chronicled it with a creatively fanciful tongue. Although not a Boomer himself, he did designate them as the “Me Generation.” He also coined some 150 additional  terms as cited in the Oxford English Dictionary.  In just one book, published in 1970, Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers, Wolfe coined three...
  • The Black Panthers are back -- and never really went away

    02/21/2016 1:05:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | February 17, 2016 | John Blake
    Beyoncé didn't bring back the Black Panthers when she and an Afro-frizzed dance team donned black leather jackets and berets during Super Bowl 50's halftime show. That's because the Black Panthers never actually left. The Panthers were more than militants; they were pioneers in American pop and political culture. The Black Lives Matter movement, the rise of social media, music and sports, even Donald Trump -- all were shaped by the Panthers in some way, historians and ex-Panthers say. On the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party, people are taking a second look at the group....
  • Major donors consider funding Black Lives Matter

    11/13/2015 5:57:16 AM PST · by W. · 32 replies
    Politico via Drudge ^ | 11/13/15 05:11 AM EST | Kenneth P. Vogel and Sarah Wheaton
    Some of the biggest donors on the left plan to meet behind closed doors next week in Washington with leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement and their allies to discuss funding the burgeoning protest movement, POLITICO has learned. The meetings are taking place at the annual winter gathering of the Democracy Alliance major liberal donor club, which runs from Tuesday evening through Saturday morning and is expected to draw Democratic financial heavyweights, including Tom Steyer and Paul Egerman. The DA, as the club is known in Democratic circles, is recommending its donors step up check writing to a handful...
  • Protest Queen Naomi Klein: This Ka-Chings Everything

    09/24/2014 1:32:09 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 23 September 2014 | Editorial
    The Liberal Agenda: On the heels of Sunday's "People's Climate Change" march came Monday's "Flood Wall Street" demonstration, starring limousine liberal darling Naomi Klein. So who is Klein, and why is she such a hot ticket? Not since the 1980s, when Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua's Marxist dictator, bought $3,000 sunglasses on Fifth Avenue during a U.N. General Assembly have we seen such a confluence of free-market hate and consumer hog-wallow. But the leaders of the Climate Change March and the "Flood Wall Street" Occupy reunion put left-wing hypocrisy on full display this week in their loathing for capitalism and all-too-eager enjoyment...
  • The It Girl Of Climate Change Doesn't Get It

    09/24/2014 1:29:39 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 17 replies
    Globe And Mail ^ | 23 September 2014 | Margaret Wente
    Naomi Klein is by all accounts a wonderful person – warm, low-key, modest, committed and enormously hard-working. She also looks terrific in a crisp white shirt, which is what she wore for a recent photo shoot for Vogue. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Vogue is interested in fashionable intellectuals, and right now there’s no intellectual more fashionable than Ms. Klein. She told Vogue that her new book, This Changes Everything, is “a book about climate change for people who don’t read books about climate change.”
  • 'Jihad Cool' -- recruiting terrorists from America

    08/27/2014 6:32:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/27/2014 | Morgan Brittany
    I knew it was coming. After the Boston Marathon bombing and the arrest of terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, it took only days before he was being interviewed and photographed by a salivating media. He was not being portrayed as the cold, psychopath that he is, but as a sympathetic, misguided young man. Rolling Stone magazine scooped everyone when they splashed his face on the cover of their magazine with headlines calling him a “popular, promising student who was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam and became a monster.” At least they used the word monster.
  • Foley executioner said to be member of terrorist ‘Beatles’ trio

    08/21/2014 8:18:28 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    AP and Times of Israel staff ^ | August 21, 2014, 5:41 pm
    A gruesome video released online Tuesday showing the beheading of US journalist James Foley by a man who appears to be a British national has sparked international outrage and is fueling fears about the increasing numbers of foreign fighters joining the ranks of the Islamic State. The Guardian newspaper quoted an unidentified former prisoner held in Syria who said that the executioner goes by the name “John” and is an educated and devout radical Islamist who is one of three UK-born IS militants known as “the Beatles.” According to the report, the executioner was from London, and was one of...
  • ‘Hurricane’ Carter: Fact vs. Fiction: And so another violent criminal embraced by the Left has died.

    04/23/2014 7:56:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/23/2014 | KATHY SHAIDLE
    Believe me: If my mother-in-law didn’t live with us, the sights and sounds of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) would never pollute my home.But for much of her life, there were only 13 channels, so she habitually switches to the state broadcaster when she can’t find anything else to watch.That’s how I heard, on Easter Sunday morning, via various noises making their way from our living room television into my office, that Hurricane Carter had died.Judging solely by the anchor’s somber tone, one would be forgiven for concluding that the deceased had been some great Canadian statesman or artist, not...
  • Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Dead

    04/20/2014 8:01:56 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 20, 2014
    Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer who infamously served 19 years in jail after he was wrongly convicted for a triple murder, passed away Sunday in Toronto at the age of 76. Immortalized in a Bob Dylan song and a 1999 feature film, Carter was jailed in 1966 for a fatal shooting at a bar in New Jersey. Although he and his acquaintance John Artis passed a lie detector test and professed their innocence, the all-white jury convicted them. After multiple legal efforts, in 1985 a federal judge ruled that the convictions of Carter and Artis were based "upon an appeal...
  • Dershowitz: 'I Don’t Understand the Way Some People on the Left Glorify American Terrorists'

    04/22/2013 5:47:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 22, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Attorney Alan Dershowitz on Monday struck back at Robert Redford and other liberals for their seeming devotion to violent, homegrown activists. Appearing on NewsmaxTV's Steve Malzberg Show, Dershowitz said, "I don’t understand the way some people on the Left glorify American terrorists" (video follows with transcript and commentary):Dershowitz: 'I Don’t Understand the Way Some People on the Left Glorify American Terrorists' STEVE MALZBERG, HOST: Robert Redford before this bombing was on Good Morning America, and he made a movie about the Weather Underground, and he was specifically asked by George Stephanopoulos, “You were followers of them. You kind of rooted...
  • Tours For Israel-Hating Leftists

    08/03/2011 9:29:36 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 5 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 8/3/'11 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Gaza flotilla and the flytilla may have been failures, but they were also missed opportunities for Israel. It's no secret that a portion of Israel's tourist trade comes from "protest tourism" - philosophy students and poetry Ph.D.s who want a chance to visit the Holy Land, throw some rocks at a soldier and have their pictures taken with AK-47-wielding terrorists. And it's time the Israeli tourist industry took their business seriously. Rather than profiling them and giving them the heave ho at the airport, why not develop special tourism packages catering to their needs? Imagine the possibilities:The Rachel Corrie...
  • William Ayers and Hugo Chavez (Obama's Sec of Education)

    10/10/2008 12:02:19 PM PDT · by Fred · 7 replies · 1,060+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 100608 | Mora y Leon
    A.M. Mora y Leon Barack Obama's original political sponsor Wiliam Ayers has ties to the Hugo Chavez regime that apparently continue today. Here's how Hugo Chavez advertises Ayers as a member of the directorate of the Miranda International Center, a think tank funded by the Venezuelan government. There is zero doubt he approved of this description of who he is below on the Venezuelan government Web site. I translated it into English for you: Bill Ayers USA bayers@uic.edu 212-576-8274 William Ayers was the leader of the revolutionary and anti-imperialist group The Weather Underground which initiated armed struggle against the government...
  • Radical acts For playwright Zayd Dohrn, the personal is political

    08/22/2008 10:59:06 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 14 replies · 840+ views
    Boston.com Arts and Entertainment ^ | 11/7/2003 | By Catherine Foster, Globe Staff
    snip A bomb goes off in a Greenwich Village townhouse, killing three members of the militant Weather Underground. Afraid of being arrested, several of their comrades go on the run. The year is 1970. The latter comes from his own life: Dohrn's parents, Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers, were two of the Weathermen who fled. While there are similarities between the incidents, Dohrn insists he's not drawing on his parents' experience to tell the tale of two married radicals from a century before. snip "Like most writers today I felt like I needed to respond to what's going on in...
  • Caption the Cover of the New Yorker

    07/13/2008 10:12:42 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 122 replies · 487+ views
    NRO ^ | July 13,2008 | Byron York]
    The magazine says the cover art, featuring Barack Obama and his AK-47-toting wife in terrorist garb in the Oval Office, with a portrait of Osama bin Laden above the mantel and an American flag burning in the fireplace, "satirizes the use of scare tactics and misinformation in the presidential election to derail Barack Obama's campaign." But the Obama campaign is denouncing the cover, saying The New Yorker's editors might believe the picture is "a satirical lampoon of the caricature Sen. Obama's right-wing critics have tried to create," but it is fact "tasteless and offensive."
  • '68, Recreated

    07/05/2008 7:53:27 AM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 7 replies · 131+ views
    Ed Driscoll.com ^ | July 02, 2008 | Ed Driscoll
    [Click through to article to view interview with author James Piereson.] The central thesis of James Piereson's Camelot and the Cultural Revolution was that JFK's assassination was the key moment that caused a large portion of once sensible liberals to begin to tilt to the far, far left, and for lack of better word, become Unhinged. Like this calm, rational fan of the New Frontier! In the (admittedly totally tasteless) formulation of a friend of mine, the best thing that ever happened to civil rights in this country was the bullet through JFK's head. Along the way, as I wrote...
  • Fashion wars: U.S. store pulls 'pro-violence' Palestinian T-shirt

    05/23/2008 12:55:43 PM PDT · by mojito · 23 replies · 342+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 5/23/2008 | Alison Avigayil Ramer
    Popular U.S. clothing store Urban Outfitters has halted sales of a T-shirt apparently supporting Palestinian violence that has sparked outrage in the American Jewish community. The T-shirt, created by Los Angeles-based designer "Fashion Jive," depicts a young Palestinian boy carrying an AK-47 assault rifle, over the word "Victimized." The T-shirt also shows the Palestinian flag, a map of the Palestinian territories and a small white dove. The item sold online for $25. "If Urban Outfitters is good at something, it is getting publicity," remarked Ami Cohen, works for American Apparel in Tel Aviv. "This company has a history of coming...
  • Fire in the Night (The Weathermen tried to kill my family)

    04/30/2008 7:43:26 AM PDT · by gridlock · 62 replies · 144+ views
    City Journal (NY) ^ | 4/30/08 | John M. Murtagh
    During the April 16 debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, moderator George Stephanopoulos brought up “a gentleman named William Ayers,” who “was part of the Weather Underground in the 1970s. They bombed the Pentagon, the Capitol, and other buildings. He’s never apologized for that.” Stephanopoulos then asked Obama to explain his relationship with Ayers. Obama’s answer: “The notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was eight years old, somehow reflects on me and my values, doesn’t make much sense, George.” Obama was indeed only eight in...
  • Why the Obama-Ayers connection matters

    04/23/2008 12:11:41 PM PDT · by LJayne · 2 replies · 109+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 4/21/08 | Ed Morrissey
    Steve Chapman takes Barack Obama to task over his dodge about the relationship between himself and William Ayers. Not only does Obama misrepresent the connection, Chapman writes, he appears not to understand what it says about him and his judgment. The Chicago Tribune columnist offers a handy analogy for those who still don't comprehend it:
  • Dutch Woman Joins Guerrillas in Colombia (and now she hates it!)

    11/25/2007 12:31:09 PM PST · by navyguy · 83 replies · 254+ views
    BOGOTA, Colombia — The army stumbled on the handwritten diary during a raid on a guerrilla camp. It lay near the embers of a communal kitchen where fleeing rebels left their breakfast untouched. "I'm tired, tired of the FARC, tired of the people, tired of communal living. Tired of never having anything for myself," wrote the author, a 29-year-old Dutch woman. Colombia's government couldn't have hoped for better propaganda against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. It leaked excerpts from the diary found last June to the media, even making available an English translation of the Dutch entries....
  • An Infamous Explosion, and the Smoldering Memory of Radicalism

    11/14/2007 9:16:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 41 replies · 214+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 14, 2007 | JIM DWYER
    On a brisk November morning, Cathy Wilkerson strides down one of the city’s finest streets, 11th between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, her glance sweeping across the row of handsome town houses, alighting nowhere in particular. “The street I remember,” Ms. Wilkerson says, “was a lot less polished.” If streets had memories, this one would recall a far less polished incarnation of her. On the morning of March 6, 1970, Cathy Wilkerson stumbled onto 11th Street in tatters, bleeding and her clothes all but ripped off her body. Her father’s town house, 18 West 11th Street, which she had borrowed on...