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  • Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment [Al Green]

    05/21/2017 12:16:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2017 11:11 PM EDT
    A black Texas congressman said Saturday that he’s been threatened with lynching by callers infuriated over him seeking impeachment of President Donald Trump. U.S. Rep. Al Green held a town hall meeting and played recordings of several threatening voicemails left at his offices in Houston and Washington, the Houston Chronicle reports . The seven-term Democrat told the crowd of about 100 people that he won’t be deterred. […] One male caller used a racial insult and threatened Green with “hanging from a tree” if he pursues impeachment. Another man left a message saying Green would be the one impeached after...
  • South Park Shows How to Defeat the Social-Justice Warriors

    11/02/2015 10:54:45 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/2/2015 | Steven Miller
    A soul-crushing society, led by a click-happy media and finger-wagging president, that has demanded our country and culture change everything from its football-team names to its campus speech policies, has gone largely unchecked for the past seven or so years. Today, the shirt a scientist wears is more important than his first-in-human-history accomplishments, and the jokes we tell on Twitter lead to angry mobs waiting for us at the airport. Random YouTube comments are held up as paramount examples of our society as savagely sexist, racist, or whatever other kind of "ist" the shame media can think of. The Gawkerization...
  • Ridicule as a Key Technique of Thought Reform

    10/18/2015 7:44:02 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 38 replies
    Freep | 10-18-2015 | Charles O'Connell
     All that's necessary to assure our compliance is shaming us into silence.  Our best hope for substantial political change in the past generation was Sarah Palin. When she self-imploded during her Iowa Freedom Summit address last January, what we saw was, not just a personal failure of nerve, but the sure-thing, efficient result, the calculated application of ridicule as one of the key techniques of thought reform. The more one examines this field of study, the more pessimistic one becomes about the prospect for any meaningful resurgence of American democratic republicanism. When Sarah jumped the shark, she was showing understandable...
  • Perkasa Muslim Leader Vows to 'Chop Off Heads' to Defend Islam from Ridicule ...

    06/25/2014 7:09:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    Malaysia Kini ^ | Jun 23, 2014 | Malaysia Kini
    'We'll chop off heads of those who insult Islam' A Perkasa leader has threatened to "chop the heads off" those who "ridicule" Islam and the Selangor sultan. In a fiery speech, Perkasa information chief Ruslan Kassim (right) told those attending a rally in front of the Selangor palace for such "parasites" to "get lost". "If they continue to ridicule the religion and the sultan, we will chop off their heads. "It is better they get lost, better they die, better they don't live in this country than be a disease, a virus and a parasite on our religion, race and...
  • Russian mockery sanctions against Obama

    03/20/2014 9:26:38 AM PDT · by pobeda1945 · 20 replies
    http://nedoblog.ru/ ^ | 20 March 2014
    Our company implements the following sanctaions against US President Barak Obama and US Congress members: Barak Obama is not allowed to use toilet in our office. US Congressmen are not allowed to visit our canteen and our toilet. Barak Obama is not allowed to take bananas from the fridge. Our company implements sanctions against: - Barak Obama - John McCain - John Kerry - Catherine Ashton and Angela Merkel (sorry, dear). They cannot enter our office! SANCTIONS Barak Obama is not allowed to approach me closer than 40 meters
  • Russian lawmakers ask President Obama to impose sanctions on them all

    03/18/2014 11:59:28 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 66 replies
    RussiaToday ^ | 3-18-2014 | RT
    The State Duma has passed a motion suggesting that the US and EU extend the freshly introduced sanctions to all Russian MPs rather than a limited group of officials, defying western pressure just hours before Russia and Crimea signed a federation treaty. The motion was supported by a unanimous vote on Tuesday morning. It was prepared the day before by all four parliamentary parties after representatives of the United States and the European Union said they were slapping sanctions, such as visa bans and asset freezes, on a number of Russian officials who are seen as “key ideologists and architects”...
  • Barroso: EU would be ridiculed if US shutdown occurred here

    10/04/2013 8:57:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 04 October 2013 | Georgi Gotev
    Commission President José Manuel Barroso said that while the EU was “ridiculed” for its handling of the eurozone crisis, he would not criticize the United States for its budget deadlock as this was a “normal” result of democracy. The United States government fell into a partial shutdown at midnight on 1 October after Republican and Democrat leaders failed to strike a deal over the budget. Markets largely ignored the deadlock, but economists have said it would most likely have a broader impact if it last for more than a few days, and could potentially drag further down an economic recovery...
  • Obama to hold a press conference shortly (Birthday Boy to read TOTUS)

    08/05/2011 8:23:25 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 163 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/05/11 | Unattributed
    Just a crawl at present.
  • Cuba's Communist Party: The new old guard

    04/19/2011 8:46:18 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 19, 2011
    HAVANA - On the last day of Cuba's Communist Party Congress, which has already seen the approval of sweeping economic changes, Cubans learned of new leadership - and a possible successor - to the nation's 75-year-old president, Raul Castro. Castro was named first secretary of Cuba's Communist Party on Tuesday, with his aging brother Fidel not included in the leadership for the first time since the party's creation 46 years ago. Despite raising hopes during the gathering that a new generation of leaders was poised to take up important positions, Raul announced that Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, an 80-year-old longtime...
  • Comrade Obama's Kwanzaa Greetings

    12/28/2010 12:04:36 PM PST · by La Lydia · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Moonbattery ^ | December 28, 2010
    Yesterday Comrade Obama and the Bitter Half treated the nation to this uplifting Kwanzaa greeting: "Michelle and I extend our warmest thoughts and wishes to all those who are celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season. Today is the first of a joyful seven-day celebration of African-American culture and heritage. The seven principles of Kwanzaa — Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity and Faith — are some of the very values that make us Americans." Actually, these are the values that would make you not American, but Symbionese. They are the same concepts symbolized by the seven deadly...
  • A glut of fatwas spurs Saudi king to impose curbs

    10/13/2010 2:19:14 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 10, 2010 | Maggie Michael
    The ideology that reigns in Saudi Arabia comes into plain view on the website of the Council of Senior Religious Scholars, where boys and girls sharing a swimming pool causes "mischief and evil" and bringing flowers to a hospital patient is discouraged because it's a foreign custom that "imitates Allah's adversaries." And those fatwas come from the government-appointed body of clerics who are the guardians of the kingdom's ultraconservative Wahhabi school of Islam. But there's also a whole other world of independent clerics issuing their own interpretations, often contradictory... Now King Abdullah is moving to regain control over this abundance...
  • Controversy in Saudi Arabia over Fatwa Permitting Breastfeeding of Adults

    08/22/2010 7:58:35 PM PDT · by SJackson · 59 replies · 2+ views
    Memri ^ | 8-22-10
    Controversy in Saudi Arabia over Fatwa Permitting Breastfeeding of Adults By: Y. Admon* Introduction Sheikh 'Abd Al-Muhsin Al-'Obikan, an advisor at the Saudi Justice Ministry, recently issued a fatwa allowing the breastfeeding of adults. The fatwa is aimed at enabling an unrelated man and woman to be secluded in the same room, a situation which Islam considers forbidden gender mixing. The rationale behind the fatwa is that breastfeeding creates a bond of kinship between the man and woman, rendering the man her mahram,[1] thus making it acceptable for them to be together in seclusion. The fatwa created a stir...
  • Mocking Arizona border law critics

    05/24/2010 4:53:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies · 696+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2010 | Thomas Lifson
    Laughter is one of the most powerful political weapons, and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is taking advantage of that principle in a new television ad. In it, a frog puppet, reminiscent of Kermit from Sesame Street, extols the virtues of reading - with specific regard to the Arizona law. The ad is far more than merely clever. It hits the Obama administration critics where they live - in their inflated image of their own intelligence.
  • FIGHTING ISLAMOFASCISM...ONE JOKE AT A TIME!

    04/25/2010 3:32:09 AM PDT · by Righting · 5 replies · 522+ views
    KFMB ^ | Apr 19, 2010
    FIGHTING ISLAMOFASCISM...ONE JOKE AT A TIME! Posted: Apr 19, 2010 5:30 PM Updated: Apr 19, 2010 7:13 PM With Iran relentlessly pursuing a nuclear weapon and Al-Qaeda releasing disturbing videos at a pace that even Lady Gaga would be proud of, it's time for the West to stand tough in the face of Islamic extremism. A group of British researchers have spent the last two years studying terrorists and radical Islamists throughout Europe. The researchers focused their efforts on determining what turns young, straight-laced Muslims into soldiers of Jihad and more importantly, how the West can turn the tide and...
  • Hey Bin Laden Your Brother Married a Goat! (New Study Says Ridicule is the Way To Beat al Qaeda)

    04/17/2010 1:05:33 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 15 replies · 442+ views
    The Lid/the Edge of Violence ^ | 4/17/2010 | The Lid
    What ever happened to "Sticks and Stones....?" Apparently we are doing it all wrong. A new study published in London says the best way to win the fight against the a-Qaeda terrorists is via satire and ridicule. Words CAN really harm them. The three researchers Jamie Bartlett, Johnathan Birdwell and Michael King believe that defeating the Islamist movement is as much about winning the battle of ideas and undermining Al-Qaeda's counter-culture cachet as it is about conventional anti-terrorism operations. They suggest that al-Qaeda needs to be stripped of its glamour by emphasising the incompetent and theologically incompatible side of al-Qaeda...
  • Not letting libs get away with it anymore

    04/12/2010 3:34:27 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies · 1,056+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 11, 2010 | Thomas Lifson
    Evidence accumulates that the left isn't getting away with as much media malice as it used to. Twice on recent television shows, liberal poppycock has been corrected, and even laughed at on talking head shows. Newsbusters, which was knocked off the net for 36 hours by an attack, brings us two TV stories. In the first, Nora O'Donnell was laughed at by colleagues on MSNBC's Morning Joe, which she guest-hosted: "MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell on Friday went too far for even her colleagues at the liberal cable channel, receiving mockery for her assertion that Newt Gingrich made racially charged remarks about...
  • Iraqis poke fun at their election candidates' posturing

    02/27/2010 9:01:15 PM PST · by Saije · 5 replies · 346+ views
    Miami Herald/McClatchy ^ | 2/27/2010 | Hannah Allam
    In the campaign posters that cover Baghdad's public surfaces like wallpaper, Iraqi candidates project an array of demeanors and identities that they hope will sway voters in next month's parliamentary elections. Some grin; others scowl. They point accusingly at unseen enemies or extend open arms in a show of unity. Men appear in tailored suits to suggest cosmopolitanism, in tribal robes to appeal to more traditional Iraqis and in clerical turbans as a reminder to the devout. Thanks to a government quota, one in four candidates is female, and they reflect the broad spectrum of Iraqi womanhood, from lipstick and...
  • Van Jones Sneaks Out Back Door- Get ready for Whithouse Bag of Tricks.

    09/06/2009 9:49:45 AM PDT · by opentalk · 27 replies · 1,328+ views
    America's Right ^ | September 6, 2009 | Nathaniel Givens
    This is a victory for Glenn Beck, for conservatives, and for America. But this means that the Obama administration has yet one more reason to play dirty. Their bag of tricks is nowhere near empty, and we need to keep the pressure on. Until now Rush Limbaugh has been public enemy #1. That is why the White House went after him as the "head of the Republican Party".
  • Ridicule, Mockery, & Scorn - The Lefty Handbook On Winning The Healthcare Debate

    08/08/2009 1:31:34 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies · 416+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-08-09 | Aye Chihuahua
    Straight from Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals playbook. Rule 5: "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon." There is no defense. It's irrational. It's hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage. It works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.This is a classic example. NSFW Warning: Edited strong language and actors representing Germans from the 1940's. Roll the tape: [VIDEO AT SITE](Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net ...
  • Rules for Conservatives – a Conservative response to Saul Alinsky’s ‘Rules for Tools’

    05/22/2009 10:12:37 AM PDT · by JGalt2009 · 18 replies · 1,986+ views
    May 22, 2009 | Jon Galt
    'Rules' for ConservativesThese 'rules' have a three-fold purpose – to illustrate the hideous and mean-spirited tactics of the Statists, have fun ridiculing them and put forward some Conservative “Stratergeries” to use back at them. Saul ‘Lewinsky’ uses the term “enemy” in referring to their political opposition, speaking volumes on the mindset of the radical left. Instead of being fair and open-minded, with only ‘good intentions’, this is how they really see the opposition. Numbered 1 through 13, there are really only about half that number, being just the same tired ideas repeated a few times. Half the list drones on...