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  • Ann Coulter: GOP hopefuls are “bozos” and “morons” (Also, she really loves black comedians!)

    05/26/2015 3:40:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies
    Salon ^ | May 26, 2015 | Staff
    Here’s how you profile Ann Coulter by the numbers. Job well done, Daily Beast! Lloyd Grove’s new piece has it all — multiple Ted Kennedy cracks, a sexy description of what she’s wearing, provocative but not too serious conversation about immigration, and finally an Adolf Hitler kicker. Here are the highlights! Ann Coulter arrives. The Daily Beast swoons: “She wears tight, seemingly painted-on jeans, a hint of midriff showing beneath her blouse; at 53, she still rocks that “Vixen of the Right” thing that once prompted Playboy to ask her to take it all off. In a rare display of...
  • GOP’s demonic new crusade:Right-wing zealots look for crueler ways to treat the poor like garbage

    05/25/2015 9:16:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Salon ^ | May 25, 2015 | Joan Walsh
    [full title] GOP’s demonic new crusade: Right-wing zealots look for even crueler ways to treat the poor like garbage Happy Memorial Day! But if you’re in Wisconsin, and relying on food stamps, remember that Republicans don’t want you to have ketchup on your hamburger. They’d probably rather you didn’t have a hamburger at all, but Wisconsin farmers and ranchers have clout, and so proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program made room for Wisconsin products. But they still don’t want you to have “crab, lobster, shrimp, or any other shellfish.” Or ketchup. Or spaghetti sauce. Really. For now, that’s...
  • Salon.com Slams Final Letterman Shows as being "Unbearably White"

    05/21/2015 7:12:59 AM PDT · by rightistight · 57 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/21/15 | Aurelius
    Salon.com is happy to see David Letterman go. Not because they think he was unfunny, but because he had too many white people on his show, particularly in its final days. In an article titled, "The unbearable whiteness of the Letterman farewells: Let this truly be the end of a show-business era," Salon took Letterman to task for inviting white actors and actresses on his final shows, but few minorities. "You'd never know" that American culture has a large minority presence, Salon author Scott Timberg writes. Referencing the last few shows before Letterman left the air, Timberg writes, "Some of...
  • Ronald Reagan doesn’t live here anymore: Why it’s high time liberals stop tiptoeing around race

    05/17/2015 2:22:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Salon ^ | May 16, 2015 | Elias Isquith, staff writer at Salon, focusing on politics.
    http://media.salon.com/2015/05/hillary_warren_de_blasio.jpgEarlier this week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, along with a gaggle of bored reporters and some boldfaced names in the progressive movement, unveiled a “Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality.” Much like the media event that accompanied its unveiling, the agenda is supposed to be understood as a kind of 21st-century, liberal version of the storied “Contract with America,” the PR stunt that, as legend (erroneously) has it, rocketed Newt Gingrich and the Republican Party to power after the 1994 midterm elections. As my colleague Joan Walsh reported on Thursday, this backward-looking attempt to lay out a...
  • The left has Islam all wrong: Bill Maher, Pamela Geller and the reality progressives must face

    05/10/2015 10:59:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 83 replies
    SALON MAG (HOLY COW) ^ | May 10, 2015 | Jeffrey Tayler
    Whatever her views on other matters are, Pamela Geller is right about one thing: last week’s Islamist assault on the “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest she hosted in Texas proves the jihad against freedom of expression has opened a front in the United States. “There is,” she said, “a war on free speech and this violent attack is a harbinger of things to come.” Apparently undaunted, Geller promises to continue with such “freedom of speech” events. ISIS is now threatening to assassinate her. She and her cohorts came close to becoming victims, yet some in the media on the right and...
  • Sophomoric Name Calling by the Liberal Media Belies Their Intellectual Impotence

    05/08/2015 8:06:12 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 32 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | May 7, 2015 | Paul M Winters
    In just the past two days, so-called "respected" members of the liberal media have belied their utter intellectual impotence by once again resorting to name calling of their conservative opposition by referring to them as "clowns" and "zombies" in the press. Margaret Carlson, who chose a pithy title for her Bloomberg View piece on GOP Presidential candidates, Can Republicans Keep the Clown Posse Out, only to be outdone by Salon's Heather Digby Parton who bemoaned that the right simply wont acquiesce social issues to the left in her hit-piece Rise of the GOP's Culture-War Zombies. While these are headlines one might expect from...
  • The GOP’s destructive Vietnam mythology: How the right’s self-glorifying delusions led to...

    05/02/2015 11:42:13 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 103 replies
    Salon ^ | May 2, 2015 | Peter Birkenhead is a writer living in Washington, D.C.
    The GOP’s destructive Vietnam mythology: How the right’s self-glorifying delusions led to decades of avoidable war It only took about five years from the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, for the American right to succeed in burying the moment under mounds of revisionist horse shit. Ronald Reagan, speaking at a campaign appearance in the summer of 1980, said, It is time that we recognized that [the American War in Vietnam] was, in truth, a noble cause… We dishonor the memory of 50 thousand young Americans who died in that cause when we give way to feelings of guilt...
  • Ted Cruz, our ayatollah: Fight back now, or welcome to the 2016 religious right hellstorm

    05/03/2015 5:00:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 128 replies
    Salon ^ | May 3, 2015 | Jeffrey Tayler
    Way too many of us believe in a magic book negated by science and peppered with all manner of misanthropic myths. A lawyer and an associate dean at Liberty University, a columnist for Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, and the founder of WND’s Christian fundamentalist site Barbwire.com, Matt Barber might seem like an evangelical fringe character, but, clearly, he means to have his voice heard and his pronouncements taken seriously: his work appears under the portentous slogan RELATIVISTS BEWARE: TRUTH TOLD HERE. Yet he is affiliated with Glenn Beck, so, in pursuit of Truth-Telling, he sees fit to publish such essays...
  • Tom Cotton returns, with guns blazing: How the hawkish senator’s latest Iran stunt backfired(puke)

    05/01/2015 6:12:43 PM PDT · by yuffy · 16 replies
    Salon ^ | FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015 01:45 PM CDT | JIM NEWELL
    In the ongoing battle between squishy Senate RINOs who actually understand how to achieve gains and the Real Conservatives whose every maneuver backfires, the Real Conservatives have taken the momentary advantage. Sen. Tom Cotton, the freshman statesman from Arkansas, last seen on Twitter challenging the Iranian foreign minister to a debate over the Constitution, has defied Sen. Bob Corker’s well-managed plan to get the Iranian review bill through the Senate. He and Sen. Marco Rubio — whom you may have heard is running for president, and is firmly in the business of looking after Marco Rubio’s interests — used an...
  • Baltimore’s violent protesters are right: Smashing police cars is a legitimate political strategy

    04/28/2015 2:36:14 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 65 replies
    Salon ^ | April 28, 2015 | Benji Hart
    As a nation, we fail to comprehend Black political strategy in much the same way we fail to recognize the value of Black life. We see ghettos and crime and absent parents where we should see communities actively struggling against mental health crises and premeditated economic exploitation. And when we see police cars being smashed and corporate property being destroyed, we should see reasonable responses to generations of extreme state violence, and logical decisions about what kind of actions yield the desired political results. I’m overwhelmed by the pervasive slandering of protesters in Baltimore this weekend for not remaining peaceful....
  • The central delusion of the Christian right: Americans aren’t really churchgoers after all

    04/26/2015 11:56:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Salon ^ | April 26, 2015 | Amanda Marcotte
    New research reveals we're not the nation of Bible thumpers Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee like to tell themselves. The 2016 presidential campaign has really and truly started now, and already the religious pandering is getting silly. Despite wanting voters to think of him as a “libertarian” Rand Paul was recently bleating about how this country needs a religious revival, specifically “another Great Awakening.” Ted Cruz made a big fancy speech at Liberty University where he highlighted his defense of state promotion of religion, which he erroneously called “religious freedom,” even though having the state push faith on you is...
  • Job Killing GOP Governors Have Resumes That Should Disqualify Them From Being President

    04/26/2015 10:55:16 AM PDT · by lbryce · 38 replies
    Political USA ^ | April 24, 2015 | Keith Brekhus
    Three sitting Republican Governors interested in seeking a promotion to become U.S. President, represent states that have posted well-below average job growth over the past four years. From 2011 to 2015, the United States experienced 8.21 percent job growth. The states governed by Republican presidential hopefuls Scott Walker (WI), Bobby Jindal (LA), and Chris Christie (NJ), saw much lower rates of job growth over the same time period. Using figures provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from January 2011 to January 2015, Paul Rosenburg at Salon, noted that Wisconsin, Louisiana, and New Jersey, all experienced very sluggish job...
  • Tea Party will never understand the Constitution: What the right misses about its favorite document

    04/21/2015 1:28:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 160 replies
    Salon ^ | April 21, 2015 | Elias Isquith
    GOP candidates constantly invoke the Constitution. A Yale Law professor reveals what they all fail to understand. With the 2016 election cycle having kicked into first-gear already, any American who hasn’t inured themselves to the monotonous (and often ultimately meaningless) repetition of the word “Constitution” is advised to get to self-desensitizing — and quick. Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have already made a fetishized version of the U.S.’s supreme governing document central to their campaign rhetoric; and even politicians less beloved by the supposedly Constitution-crazy Tea Party, like Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton, are likely to soon follow suit....
  • Marco Rubio’s deranged religion, Ted Cruz’s bizarre faith: God-fearing clowns

    04/20/2015 9:05:02 AM PDT · by Baynative · 25 replies
    Salon ^ | 4/19/15 | Jeffrey Tayler
    This Season of Unreason will end with the elections of November 2016, but its consequences – validation of the idea that belief without evidence is a virtue, that religion, and especially Christianity, deserves a place in our politics, our Constitutionally enshrined secularism notwithstanding – will live on and damage the progressive cause. But it does not have to be this way. There will almost certainly be no (declared) atheist or even agnostic among the candidates. This is scandalous, given the electorate’s gradual, relentless ditching of religion. A survey just out shows that 7.5 million Americans have abandoned their faith since...
  • Stephen King lets Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have it

    04/18/2015 9:22:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Salon ^ | April 18, 2015 | Staff
    In a brilliant tweet, the horror master perfectly sums up the state of the 2016 presidential race. Stephen King has unloaded on the Republican presidential field on Twitter — the horror master’s latest dive into savvy GOP bashing. This tweet takes on the nightmare that is the current field of right-wing senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. Stephen King ✔ @StephenKing Cruz, Paul and Rubio, all running for President. Hey, I thought I was supposed to write the horror stories. 2:25 PM - 16 Apr 2015 In recent weeks, King has jumped into the debate over Indiana’s religious...
  • Marco Rubio’s deranged religion, Ted Cruz’s bizarre faith:

    04/19/2015 6:21:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Salon.com ^ | April 19, 2015 | Jeffrey Taylor
    Aspirants to the White House, both Democratic and Republican, have, as we all know, begun “announcing,” thus initiating, from a rationalist’s point of view, a media carnival featuring, on both sides, an array of supposedly God-fearing clowns and faith-mongering nitwits groveling before Evangelicals and nattering on about their belief in the Almighty and their certainty that if we just looked, we could find answers to many of our ills in the Good Book. The candidates will cloak their true agendas – serving the Lords of Wall Street far more zealously than Our Father who art (or really, art not) in...
  • Ted Cruz’s frightening gun fanaticism: When a presidential contender encourages armed insurrection

    04/17/2015 11:48:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 135 replies
    Salon ^ | April 17, 2015 | Simon Maloy
    Ted Cruz thinks Americans should arm themselves against "tyranny," and Lindsey Graham thinks that's crazy. As incredible as it sounds, there’s an argument going on right now between two Republican senators (and, potentially, two Republican candidates for the presidency) over whether the American citizenry should be ready to fight a war against the federal government. The two senators in question are Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham, and they can’t seem to agree whether the Second Amendment serves as bulwark against government “tyranny.” It all started with a fundraising email Cruz sent making the case that “The 2nd Amendment to the...
  • When Salon Went Hunting for Christian Terrorists…

    04/15/2015 8:49:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/15/2015 | Robert Spencer
    Ever heard of the Army of God? Or Concerned Christians? As far as Salon and other leftist media outlets are concerned, they’re just as lethal as the Islamic State and al-Qaeda – and the only reason why you haven’t heard of them but have heard of the Islamic terror groups is because of the mainstream media’s deeply ingrained “Islamophobia.”If this sounds absurd, it’s only because it is. The mainstream media, especially organs like Salon that are even more leftist than the others, are always avid to exonerate Islam and establish the claim that Christianity is just as likely to incite...
  • Salon.com: Blacks Are "Always" Teaching Stupid "White People" How to Think

    04/14/2015 10:05:31 AM PDT · by rightistight · 46 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | Aurelius
    Salon.com is tired of how ignorant white people are when it comes to race. In a new article titled, “Black people are not here to teach you: What so many white Americans just can’t grasp,” author Kali Holloway says she has had enough. “America loves teachable moments, those real-life Very Special Episodes of supposed cross-cultural exchange and transracial learning,” she beings. “The problem with those teachable moments,” she scoffs, “is that the same people always end up doing all the teaching.” No more, says Holloway. “In matters of race, the marginalized are tasked with being educators,” she writes, “That is,...
  • Salon: Pizzeria Closed After Death Threats ‘Getting Exactly What It Deserved’

    04/03/2015 6:51:40 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 96 replies
    daily caller ^ | 4-3-15 | griswold
    Salon: Pizzeria Closed After Death Threats ‘Getting Exactly What It Deserved’ Alex Griswold4:00 PM 04/02/2015 164103 Liberal clickbait factory Salon.com wants to let you know that Memories Pizza, the pizzeria supportive of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Act that was forced to close after constant abuse and death threats, got “exactly what it deserved.” (RELATED: Owners Of Indiana Pizzeria Opposed To Gay Marriage Receive Death Threats) In a now-deleted tweet, Salon’s Twitter account gloated over the closure of “anti-LGBT” pizza shop: Pizza The link in the body of the tweet goes to a very brief Salon article which reports on Memories Pizza’s...
  • JOAN WALSH: America’s next top bigot: Why GOP’s upcoming primary is an anti-gay freak show

    03/31/2015 2:17:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Salon ^ | March 31, 2015 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    When it comes to LGBT rights, the 2016 GOP roster may be more ridiculous than the clown car of 2012. Thanks to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, we’re getting an early look at a field of GOP presidential hopefuls that is supposed to include some moderates who plan on expanding the party’s appeal beyond its right-wing base. And it’s pathetic. Before Pence’s odd press conference, where he promised to “fix” the bill but insisted there was nothing wrong with it, the top GOP contenders hustled to outdo one another in backing Pence and his divisive legislation. Let’s remember that in...
  • Salon.com: "If You're White, You're Racist"

    03/28/2015 6:30:07 PM PDT · by rightistight · 69 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/28/15 | Aurelius
    Salon.com has declared that if you are white, you are racist. Period. No questions asked. How you feel about different races, how you act with other people, and what you've done in your life matter not. If you are white, you are a racist and that's that. Salon announced the statement on their official twitter page. In it they stated unequivocally, "If you're white, you're racist and don't realize it:" The site somehow doesn't realize the irony of judging people solely on their skin is the definition of racism... and they did it. The tweet linked to an article titled,...
  • “Like Sarah Palin’s annoying younger brother”: Ted Cruz’s 2016 announcement (rocks)

    03/23/2015 6:50:52 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 47 replies
    Salon ^ | Monday, Mar 23, 2015 01:47 PM CDT | Colin Gorenstein
    Twitter users are writing #TedCruzCampaignSlogans to "help" the first major candidate with his campaign -- Hey even though it's from a leftwing site. It rocks.
  • How the Supreme Court is about to explode America’s racial wealth gap

    03/14/2015 1:41:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 101 replies
    Salon ^ | March 14, 2015 | Sean McElwee and Catherine Ruetschlin
    Yet again, conservatives on the Supreme Court are poised to do significant damage to minority communities When discussing race, the conservative argument is best expressed by the famous words of Chief Justice John Roberts: “The best way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.” Translation: America has done bad things in its history, but those bad things are gone now, so we should move past those horrors and look forward. Conservatives believe that if blacks and Latinos simply work hard, get a good education and earn a good income, historical...
  • Ten Brands That Will Disappear in 2013 [Al Gore's Current TV on the ropes]

    06/26/2012 6:45:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/21/12 | Douglas A. McIntyre
    Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 important American brands that we predict are going to disappear within a year. This year’s list reflects the brutally competitive nature of certain industries and the reason why companies cannot afford to fall behind in efficiency, innovation or financing...
  • Ted Cruz scalded by sick Mitch McConnell burn

    02/02/2015 11:29:15 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 67 replies
    salon.com ^ | 2/2/15 | Luke Brinker
    Say what you will about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, but the man can deliver a joke. Speaking at Washington’s tony Alfalfa Club dinner on Saturday night, the Republican spared few targets, the New York Times reports. McConnell poked fun at himself, new inductee Mitt Romney, and fellow members of the U.S. Senate, including a particularly incendiary Tea Party Republican from Texas. McConnell noted that Cruz — the anti-Obamacare crusader who spearheaded the 2013 government shutdown, thereby earning the enmity of many fellow Republicans — had once proclaimed that he would throw himself in front of a moving train, if...
  • The Last Taboo

    01/21/2015 2:36:48 AM PST · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 1-21-2015 | Ben Shapiro
    What happens when we run out of taboos? The question arises thanks to a column in Salon.com from one Jenny Kutner, an assistant editor "focusing on sex, gender and feminism." This particular column focuses on an 18-year-old woman who is currently dating. That wouldn't be odd, except that she is dating her biological father. Apparently, this woman's father left her family when she was 4; when he came back into her life, she was 16. "It was so weird and confusing," she said. "I was seeing my dad for the first time in forever but it was also like, He's...
  • RFK, Jr: 'We have so much to learn from Cuba'

    01/05/2015 7:38:36 AM PST · by rktman · 69 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/5/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    No, apparently this is not a spoof, the scion of the man who was responsible for the Cuban blockade is full of awe for the Cuban dictatorship. Sure, it’s a dictatorship, but other than that, it’s just ducky, apparently. Writing in the South American news agency MercoPress, Robert F. Kennedy avers, after admitting the dictatorship and lack of a free press: Despite its poverty, Cuba has managed some impressive accomplishments. Cuba’s government boasts the highest literacy rates for its population of any nation in the hemisphere. Cuba claims its citizens enjoy universal access to health care and more doctors per...
  • Anti-Christian Activist: God Raped Mary

    01/05/2015 7:34:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2015 | Matt Barber
    One of the secular left’s latest windmills at which to tilt is America’s fanciful “rape culture.” There is a universal ethos of violence against women, as they imagine it, that stems from a millennia-old global patriarchy chiefly derived from religion in general and Judeo-Christianity in particular (another of their pet nemeses). Paradoxically, these “progressive” Don Quixotes actually believe in said “rape culture,” something that, outside of Islam, does not exist, while they disbelieve in their Creator, Christ Jesus, who both did and does exist. Exhibit A, of course, is the now-debunked UVA fraternity gang-rape hoax concocted in the disturbed minds...
  • RFK, Jr.: We have so much to learn from Cuba (Ike's fault!)

    01/05/2015 1:56:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Merco Press ^ | January 3, 2015 | Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
    In early December, President Barack Obama announced the restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than five decades of a misguided policy which my uncle, John F. Kennedy, and my father, Robert F. Kennedy, had been responsible for enforcing after the U.S. embargo against the country was first implemented in October 1960 by the Eisenhower administration. The move has raised hopes in many quarters – not only in the United States but around the world – that the embargo itself is now destined to disappear. This does not detract from the fact that Cuba is still a dictatorship. The...
  • Writer’s piece is insensitive not only to the faithful, but to rape victims

    12/29/2014 5:25:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    live action news ^ | December 29, 2014 | Rebecca Downs
    Just before Christmas, Salon reposted a piece titled “Why rape is so intrinsic to religion,” which was authored by Valerie Tarico and appeared first on Alternet, a site Salon claims it is “proud to feature content from.” Many took to decrying the ridiculousness of the article. The Alternet version asks: Stories like the virgin birth lack freely given female consent. Why don’t they bother us more? Perhaps they “don’t … bother us more” because to view such stories, like Tarico does, as “rapey” is what’s really bothersome. To claim that Mary was raped is incorrect, especially considering that since Mary...
  • My horrible right-wing past: Confessions of a one-time religious right icon (barfalert needed?)

    12/29/2014 9:25:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Salon ^ | Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 06:58 AM EST | Frank Schaeffer
    I am a white, privileged, well-off, 61-year-old former Republican religious right-wing activist who changed his mind about religion and politics long ago. The New York Times profiled my change of heart saying that to my former friends I’m considered a “traitorous prince” since my religious-right family was once thought of as “evangelical royalty.” You see, only in the Mafia, the British Royal family and big time American religion is a nepotistic rise to power seen as normal. And I was good at it. And I hated it while hypocritically profiting from it—until, that is, in the mid-1980s, I quit. These...
  • Let’s abandon the Democrats: Stop blaming Fox News and stop hoping Elizabeth Warren will save us

    12/29/2014 8:39:28 AM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    salon ^ | Dec. 23, 2014 | Bill Curry
    Progressives have no power in a corporate, focus-grouped, Wall Street-leaning party. But we are the change we need The Democrats’ conduct since the midterm debacle is as sad and sorry as the campaign that caused it. The party’s leaders are a big problem. A bigger one is the closed system of high-dollar fundraising, reductionist polling and vapid messaging in which it is seemingly trapped. Some say a more populist Democratic Party will soon emerge. It won’t happen as long as these leaders and this system are in place. Nancy Pelosi says it wasn’t a wave election. She’s right. It was...
  • Salon: “No proof that Jesus even existed”; Muhammad’s “established beyond the shadow of a doubt”

    12/24/2014 8:12:24 PM PST · by OneLoyalAmerican · 95 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | December 24, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    In October, Jeffrey Tayler wrote in Salon that the Qur’an “backs up jihad, suicide attacks (“martyrdom”), beheadings, even taking captive women as sex slaves.” This was singular for Salon, which usually whitewashes the truth about Islam and jihad and excoriates those who expose it as “racists” and “bigots,” but now it is clear why Tayler was able to get away with it: he is supremely hostile to Christianity. Here, he gives a characteristic Salon Christmas greeting: Jesus likely never existed, but Muhammad’s existence is well established. “Let’s make Bill O’Reilly’s head explode: We desperately need a war on Christmas lies,”...
  • New Liberal Christmas Tradition: Mary Was Raped

    12/24/2014 8:01:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/24/2014 | Drew Belsky
    Valerie Tarico wrote an article at Alternet, republished at Salon, that should get her a lot of invites to ironically themed liberal Christmas parties.  The title: "Why rape is so intrinsic to religion." Tarico lays out a series of myths from pagan traditions, mostly Greek and Roman, in which women are abducted, violated, and coerced.  We have Danae, Europa, Rea Silvia...and, what do you know, the Virgin Mary. Notably, Tarico avoids using the same dire language for the Blessed Mother that she uses for the pagan myths: "[I]n the Gospel of Luke, the Virgin Mary gets pregnant when the...
  • Why rape is so intrinsic to religion (Mary Got Raped:Salon Click Bait)

    12/22/2014 12:01:18 PM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Salon ^ | December 21, 2014 | Valerie Tarico
    Powerful gods and demi-gods impregnating human women—it’s a common theme in the history of religion, and it’s more than a little rapey. Zeus comes to Danae in the form of a golden shower, cutting “the knot of intact virginity” and leaving her pregnant with the Greek hero, Perseus. Jupiter forcibly overcomes Europa by transforming himself into a white bull and abducting her. He imprisons her on the Isle of Crete, over time fathering three children. Pan copulates with a shepherdess to produce Hermes. The legendary founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus are conceived when the Roman god Mars impregnates Rea...
  • ‘Try a new lie’: Salon’s birth control scare tactics grow tiresome; Iowahawk zings

    12/15/2014 4:13:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Twitter on Twitchy ^ | December 15, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    Salon.com ✔ @Salon The right is coming for your birth control — they just don’t want you to know it yet http://slnm.us/btF70R8 via @kmcdonovgh RB @RBPundit Follow Not only is this idiotic piece based on a lie, the moron who wrote it couldn't even argue the lie convincingly. @Salon @kmcdonovgh 2:29 PM - 15 Dec 2014 ortly before the November elections, NARAL suggested that Cory Gardner would ban birth control in Colorado. As Salon demonstrates, such scare tactics haven’t subsided: It’s the lie that won’t die! Salon.com ✔ @Salon The right is coming for your birth control — they just...
  • I am utterly undone: My struggle with black rage and fear after Ferguson

    11/26/2014 2:24:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 162 replies
    Salon ^ | November 25, 2014 | Brittney Cooper teaches Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers
    Peaceful protests have been happening for over 100 days. But white folks only really pay attention if they fear they have something to lose. Smoke flares in their nostrils, because then they are confronted with the possibility of charred, burning, white flesh. No more water. The fire next time. If I have to begin by convincing you that Black Lives Matter, we have all already lost, haven’t we? So let’s not begin there. Let’s begin at the end. At the end there is only Michael Brown Jr.’s dead body, no justice, and weeping and gnashing of teeth. For his parents,...
  • Writer for Salon describes abortions she witnessed (Warning Graphic)

    12/10/2014 4:22:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec 10, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Margaret A. Woodbury, a writer for Salon magazine, describes two abortions that she witnessed in an abortion clinic. The first abortion was done on a woman who was 23 weeks pregnant. It was a “partial-birth” abortion, which is now illegal. This was the most difficult procedure to watch, mostly because of the pain experienced by the least sedated of the women. As the doctor, with a resident by his side, slid most of his hand deep into the patient’s vagina, she moaned horribly and could not remain still. Only when the anesthesiologist administered a drug to increase her sedation could...
  • Even Salon Now Doubts Rolling Stone Rape Story

    12/04/2014 8:53:23 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 4, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    The rising doubts about the Rolling Stone rape story at a University of Virginia fraternity have become so widespread that now even Salon is becoming skeptical. However, Salon writer Erin Keane admits she completely bought into the story until other sources began checking it out. The admission can be seen in the headline of her story: "Rolling Stone’s UVA rape story backlash: When narratives are so compelling that we don’t notice unbalanced reporting." What's with this "we" business, kemosabe? Within five days of the publication of the Rolling Stone story, a former editor of George magazine published his doubts about...
  • The Ferguson Grand Jury Meets the Liberal Science Deniers

    11/29/2014 7:52:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 29, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    The media calls climate change skeptics “anti-science.” Over at MSNBC the Republican Party is referred to as the “anti-science party.” CNN headlined the news that the so-called “Green Billionaire” Tom Steyer was throwing millions of millions against this year’s Republican candidates in Senate races who were “anti-science.” (Steyer’s results were disastrous, but another story for another time.) In fact, Google “anti-science” and up pops an endless stream of left-wing outlets castigating someone somewhere on the right for being “anti-science” or “science deniers” and so on and on. From the cable air waves to the cyber or printed pages, outlets with...
  • Jesse Ventura: Military doesn't 'fight for our freedom'

    11/13/2014 8:25:35 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Veteran's Day 2014 | Justin Peligri
    The video appears on the website of Voices of Liberty, a group led by former Republican congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul. It lobbies against "unjustified wars, unconstitutional surveillance, [and] extrajudicial drone assassinations," according to its website.
  • Alabamian’s anti-veterans rant lands him in serious hot water

    11/13/2014 2:29:11 AM PST · by GailA · 71 replies
    Yellowhammernews ^ | 11/12/14 | NA
    It looks like what we have here is a classic case of when “keeping it real” goes wrong. On Veterans Day, while most Americans were thanking members of the U.S. armed forces for their service and enjoying their community’s holiday festivities, Michael Schuette of Anniston, Alabama took to Facebook to explain that veterans are not American heroes. In fact, he believes they “kill for profit,” “terrorize” other countries, have “never sacrificed for this country” and do “nothing for the American citizens.”
  • Salon.com: Soldiers Aren’t Heroes

    11/11/2014 6:53:27 AM PST · by seekthetruth · 71 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | November 11, 2014 | SeekTheTruth
    Salon.com has hit a new low. Sunday’s article, titled, “You don’t protect my freedom: Our childish insistence on calling soldiers heroes deadens real democracy” argues that patriotic celebration and respect of our military is a “childish trait” and “forced troop worship and compulsory patriotism must end”.
  • Our childish insistence on calling soldiers heroes deadens real democracy

    11/09/2014 12:48:29 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 110 replies
    Salon ^ | NOV 9th | David Masciotra
    Put a man in uniform, preferably a white man, give him a gun, and Americans will worship him. It is a particularly childish trait, of a childlike culture, that insists on anointing all active military members and police officers as “heroes.”
  • Salon.com’s Infantile Leftism

    11/03/2014 8:48:31 AM PST · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 11-3-2014 | David Horowitz
    Joan Robinson was a famous Keynesian economist and also a not so famous Maoist. Nonetheless she had one shrewd observation about politics. People, she said, can no more see their own ideology than they can smell their own breath. The Internet magazine Salon, a large leftwing website for which I was a much unloved columnist fifteen years ago, provides an interesting case in point.Joan Walsh was my editor at Salon, and soon became its editor-in-chief. Now she is described as “Editor-at-Large” but is more like its Matriarch-in-Residence. A recent election piece she wrote is titled, “America’s Nightmare Political Reality: Two...
  • The sad, twisted truth about conservative Christianity’s effect on the mind (Salon)

    11/01/2014 3:37:19 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 78 replies
    Salon ^ | Marlene Winell and Valerie Tarico
    If a former believer says that Christianity made her depressed, obsessive, or post-traumatic, she is likely to be dismissed as an exaggerator. She might describe panic attacks about the rapture; moods that swung from ecstasy about God’s overwhelming love to suicidal self-loathing about repeated sins; or an obsession with sexual purity. A symptom like one of these clearly has a religious component, yet many people instinctively blame the victim. They will say that the wounded former believer was prone to anxiety or depression or obsession in the first place—that his Christianity somehow got corrupted by his predisposition to psychological problems....
  • Salon.com: Black People in "Dear White People" Not Dark Enough

    10/24/2014 9:54:28 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 53 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/24/14 | Aurelius
    Salon.com, well know for its nonsensical liberal platitudes, has reached the summit of absurdity once again, saying that filmmakers are too reliant on "light skinned black characters," and that African Americans in the film "Dear White People" are not dark enough. The author, Morgan Jenkins, ironically, is herself a "light-skinned" African American. And she does not feel that people like her can truly capture African Americans' experience in the United States. She writes, "Frankly, as a light-skinned African-American female, I am tired of seeing women who look like myself presented as the epitome of complexity when it comes to setting...
  • Salon Readies Polar Vortex Excuse in Case of Unusually Cold Winter

    10/18/2014 7:11:36 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 18, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Heads we win, tails you lose. That pretty much sums up the attitude of the global warming alarmists. Case in point is the polar vortex which was used by that crowd to explain away the unusually cold temperatures this past winter. And just in case this coming winter turns out to be very cold again, the same polar vortex excuse is being readied over at Salon. Of course, that excuse will only be used if the temperatures are quite low. However, if it turns out to be a mild temperature that will be cited as a result of...global warming. So...
  • When guys find out I’m a virgin [author is a 26 year old female Christian]

    10/13/2014 3:06:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 395 replies
    Salon ^ | October 5, 2014 | Ellen Burkhardt
    There’s no good time to tell a guy you’re a virgin. First date? Too much, too soon. Wait until the third date and you risk being considered a tease. Second date? Perhaps, but at this point you’re both still fretting over whether or not to eat another piece of bread; delving into sexual histories (or lack thereof) seems a bit extreme. So: There’s no good time to tell a guy you’re a virgin. Even worse? Telling him you’re waiting until marriage.