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  • K-12: Let's Listen to a Real Educator

    04/09/2018 6:34:30 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 11 replies
    Renew America ^ | January 13, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    I think it's a fair suspicion that our Education Establishment lie much too often. If not that, their ideas are narrow, their horizons limited. Most children, they seem to believe, are mud, lacking any special gifts. Last week I met a different kind of educator, a Roman named Quintilian, 35-100 AD. (He and Cicero, 106-63 BC, have long been considered the two great masters of oratory, language, and education.) All it took was a few quotes and I knew that Marcus Fabius Quintilianus was brilliant, big-minded, and bold. If we had a dozen guys like this, the ed games are...
  • Scott Walker: The Left Is Angry Their Rhetoric Is Filled with Hate

    04/09/2018 9:10:20 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    brietbart ^ | 04/08/2018 | Trent Baker
    During Sundays broadcast of The Cats Roundtable on New York AM 970 radio, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker weighed in on a liberal judge defeating a conservative in a Wisconsin Supreme Court election. He said that conservatives needed to wake up because the left was angry and their rhetoric is filled with hate. We had a bit of a wake-up call on Tuesday. On Tuesday in our state, Wisconsin, had the elections for Supreme Court justices. And for the first time in about 20 years in an open seat for the Supreme Court, a liberal judge defeated a conservative judge, Walker...
  • Obama Looking for 'Ass to Kick' for Oil Spill [Cursed on national TV, no media fury]

    01/15/2018 10:36:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    AP via Fox ^ | 6/8/2010
    President Barack Obama says his talks with Gulf fishermen and oil spill experts are not an academic exercise. They're "so I know whose ass to kick." One target for the presidential foot: Tony Hayward, the embattled chief executive of BP. Obama was asked by Matt Lauer of NBC's "Today" about Hayward's past comments that "I want my life back," that the Gulf was "a big ocean" and that "the environmental...
  • Committee to Protect Journalists: Trump's rhetoric 'undermines the work of the media in the US'

    07/02/2017 1:02:32 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 121 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 2, 2017 | Todd Shepherd
    The Committee to Protect Journalists swiftly condemned a new tweet by President Trump by saying the message he's sending is that violence against journalists is acceptable. After a week that was dominated less by policy and more by media fighting, Trump tweeted a video clip on Sunday morning showing him attacking WWE owner Vince McMahon, except that the CNN logo was superimposed on McMahon's head. "Targeting individual journalists or media outlets, on or offline, creates a chilling effect and fosters an environment where further harassment or even physical attack is deemed acceptable," the statement from the CPJ read. "Just a...
  • Remember the Professor Who Said Republicans Should be Executed?

    06/15/2017 1:16:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | June 15, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    It was a bad day for America. It was an ugly day.A former Bernie Sanders campaign volunteer who hated President Trump opened fire on Republicans during baseball practice Wednesday. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is in critical condition. Two incredibly brave Capitol Police officers were also injured along with a House aide. Rep. Mark Walker told NBC News it appeared the "gunman was there to kill as many Republican members as possible." Rep. Rodney Davis blamed what he called "political rhetorical terrorism. "This political discourse has led to gunfire," the Illinois Republican, said. What I'm about to say is politically...
  • 20 Liberal Calls For Violence Against Conservatives in Quotes

    06/15/2017 12:45:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | June 15, 2017 | John Hawkins,
    After Republican Rep. Steve Scalise was shot yesterday, many liberals on twitter CELEBRATED and said things like,“The Only Good Fascist is a Dead One.”“That’s a Shame but babies blown to bits at Sandy Hook was worse and Scalise takes money from the @NRA” “If the shooter has a serious health condition then is taking potshots at the GOP leadership considered self defense?” “If KKK support Steve Scalise dies, the shooter deserves a holiday, true leadership. Now the trumps, kush, & miller need to be transitioned.” Is it any wonder? The most prominent liberals in America regularly accuse conservatives of being...
  • US tells Turkey and EU to tone down rhetoric

    03/24/2017 9:31:46 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    KOM News ^ | 24 March 2017 13:24 CET | none stated
    US State Department Acting Spokesman Mark Toner The United States State Departments Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner called on European and Turkish government representatives to tone down the rhetoric in a press conference in Washington D.C. on Thursday.Answering a journalists question on whether he agrees with the behaviour of the president of Turkey (Recep Tayyip Erdogan) who threatens Europeans every day, Toner said I think what we have said about some of the back and forth weve seen over the past couple of weeks [is] that we want to see everyone get along and tone down the rhetoric.Look Turkey is an...
  • Demonization is no substitute for logic

    03/05/2017 7:11:38 PM PST · by 198ml · 2 replies
    PERHAPS it's an offshoot of social media culture, but too many people seem to think decibel level and extremism substitute for facts and logic. We recently criticized some vaccine opponents who attacked a state senator by comparing him to Adolph Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot and Kim Jong Un. Such tactics are disturbing enough when made anonymously and at a distance. It's far worse when an elected official embraces the same ploy in public. During a recent committee debate on legislation to provide education savings accounts to low-income children, Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, declared it the Dr. Josef...
  • Lock Her Up Chants Made Clinton Feel Sad

    07/24/2016 6:11:06 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 115 replies
    <p>Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said she was saddened by chants at the Republican Convention calling for her incarceration for the use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.</p> <p>It felt very sad, Mrs. Clinton said an interview on CBS 60 Minutes.</p>
  • Secret Service Investigating Trump Adviser Over Hillary 'Treason' Remarks

    07/20/2016 3:29:06 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 64 replies ^ | 07/20/2016 | Todd Beamon
    The Secret Service is investigating comments made by a Donald Trump adviser for veteran's issues for saying that Hillary Clinton should be executed for "treason." "The U.S. Secret Service is aware of this matter and will conduct the appropriate investigation," spokesman Robert Hoback told The Daily Beast on Wednesday. The adviser, New Hampshire State Rep. Al Baldasaro, told the Daily Beast earlier Wednesday that "anyone who commits treason should be shot. "I believe Hillary Clinton committed treason," he added. "She put people in danger. "When people take confidential material off a server, you're sharing information with the enemy. That's treason."...
  • Obama on deadly police shootings of black men: 'We can do better'

    07/08/2016 6:03:50 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 7, 2016 | Michael A. Memoli and Christi Parsons
    President Obama decried the deadly shootings of two black men by police this week, citing a litany of statistics showing blacks are more vulnerable to such violence, but he also spoke at length about the difficult work of law enforcement and asked that divided communities try to rebuild trust.
  • Russia Threatens Invasion If North Korea Nuclear Rhetoric Continues

    03/09/2016 5:29:36 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/09/16 | Russ Read
    North Korea’s provocative nuclear rhetoric has gotten so bad even the Kremlin has come out against the hermit kingdom, warning continued nuclear threats could justify an invasion. The warning was issued in the form of a written statement from the Russian foreign ministry. It follows North Korea’s threat it would engage in a “preemptive and offensive nuclear strike” in reaction to the start of joint U.S.-South Korean war games Monday. “We consider it to be absolutely impermissible to make public statements containing threats to deliver some ‘preventive nuclear strikes’ against opponents,” said the statement, as translated by the Russian TASS...
  • Golden Oldie - Rush at CPAC

    03/05/2016 2:33:11 PM PST · by concentric circles · 11 replies
    Rush ^ | February 2009 | Rush Limbaugh
    If you haven't listened to Rush Limbaugh's speech at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, in 2009, you should put it at the top of your must do list. If you have listened to it but not recently then do yourself a favor and listen to it again. It is an inspirational definition of conservatism. He begins with this gem: "Let me tell you who we conservatives are: We love people. When we look out over the United States of America, when we are anywhere, when we see a group of people, such as this or anywhere, we see Americans....
  • Trump releases first TV ad - doubles down on ‘controversial’ rhetoric.

    01/04/2016 9:18:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/04/16 | Robert Laurie
    In case you thought he was going to back off... So far, Trump has managed to run a powerful juggernaut of a campaign while spending only a fraction of the cash being burned by his competitors. By deftly exploiting the media, Trump has kept his payout to a minimum and his exposure to a maximum. In fact, he famously called out Jeb Bush supporters for squandering $50 million dollars on a “low energy” presidential bid that has failed to gain any sort of momentum. Now things are about to change - at least in terms of Trump’s spending. According to...
  • Loretta Lynch: We will prosecute hateful rhetoric about Muslims that "edges towards violence"

    12/04/2015 7:13:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 115 replies
    Hot ^ | December 4, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via BuzzFeed. To be honest, I’m not sure my headline captures what she’s saying. Watch the clip and ask yourself if she’s talking about hateful acts or hateful speech. Not so clear, is it? She mentions speech and rhetoric and the First Amendment but she keeps coming back to prosecuting actions. If all she’s saying is that she’ll charge anyone who acts violently towards Muslims, that’s not newsworthy. That’s her doing her job. If what she’s saying is that she’ll charge anyone who speaks violently about Muslims, that’s something else. She could have spoken perfectly clearly on this subject if...
  • CO Gov Hickenlooper Blames Shooting On "Inflammatory Rhetoric" From Bloggers,Talk Shows

    11/30/2015 5:22:20 AM PST · by Biggirl · 36 replies ^ | November 30, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) blamed Friday’s shooting in Colorado Springs, CO that killed three people on “inflammatory rhetoric” from bloggers and talk shows.
  • Top Iranian Nuke Deal Negotiator Admits "Anytime" Inspections Are Pretty Much Bogus

    07/17/2015 12:18:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | July 17, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    As you know by now, earlier this week the Obama administration struck a nuclear deal with Iran, claiming "the most intrusive inspections ever" were part of the negotiation process.First, lets take a step back to April when White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said the White House was demanding anytime, anywhere, 24/7 inspections."We will have anytime, anywhere access to the nuclear facilities." As Guy has pointed out, Obama's Energy Secretary also said anytime, anywhere inspections were expected with a deal. But fast forward to this week and Rhodes is claiming anytime, anywhere inspections weren't ever on the table...
  • Hillary on Charleston: Inflammatory political rhetoric like Trumps

    06/19/2015 10:59:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Hot ^ | June 19, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Breitbart, Trump’s merely a target of opportunity. You know who the real target is. It’s the same target as always. Last night Clinton told host John Ralston, “We have to have a candid national conversation about race, and about discrimination, prejudice, hatred. The people who do this kind of dastardly, horrible act are a very small percentage. But unfortunately public discourse is sometimes hotter and more negative than it should be, which can, in my opinion, trigger people who is less than stable to do something like this.”Clinton continued, “I think we have to speak out against it. Like,...
  • A Fading Eloquence: The State of American Rhetoric

    04/21/2015 9:32:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | April 21, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    Once upon a quite different time, Americans debated politics; we didn't just trade videos of politicians making gaffes on the campaign trail. As when Barack Obama tells those who built their own businesses, "You didn't build that." Or the hapless Mitt Romney described the 47 percent of Americans who were expected to vote for his opponent in the last presidential election as "takers." As he put it: "My job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives." What fun -- letting the political figures we love to...
  • ATTENTION LIBERALS-Any Criticism/Mocking of Ted Cruz is OBVIOUSLY based in Anti-Latino Racism-vanity

    03/23/2015 9:14:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    TCRLAF | 3-23-2015 | TCRLAF
    The proper response to liberals spewing AntiCruz hate and rhetoric is to remind them that they are just: "RACISTS that hate the idea of a Hispanic President". Who want Hispanics trimming their hedges, or cutting their grass, and voting how they are told to, rather than running for President. Remind them that all of their opposition to Cruz and his ideas are based in their own Racist Privilege. If they ask how such a thing can be, remind them of the MANY examples we have been given of this over the last seven years by the likes of: OPRAH WINFREY:...