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  • Top Twelve Beliefs of the Modern left

    10/04/2018 11:04:20 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 26 replies
    In no particular order 1. A modern leftist believes that any man accused of sexual misconduct is guilty until proven innocent, unless they are a prominent democrat. 2. A modern leftist believes their views are so morally superior, that they have a right to use-- harassment, threats and violence-- on those with whom they disagree. 3. A modern leftist believes that political speech they don't like should be censored and often punished. 4. A modern leftist thinks that the primary purpose of the education system is to indoctrinate other people's children with leftist values. 5. A modern leftist believes they...
  • What Should We Call Secular Ideologies like Marxism and Social Justice?

    04/03/2018 4:30:46 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4-3-18 | Christopher Chantrill
    In "Why God? Explaining Religious Phenomena", sociologist Rodney Stark writes that these godless movements do not count as religions because "without the existence of a conscious divine being ... these 'Godless religions' can offer no otherworldly rewards, no miracles, not even any reason for prayer or worship." (Skip) ... he makes the following proposition: "The everlasting basis for religion will be the human conviction and hope that life has meaning." Is this not exactly the point of Marxism: that instead of the endless cycle of exploitation of man by man, we are entering an era in which workers of the...
  • With Supreme Court challenge, tech billionaire could dismantle beach access rights...

    03/06/2018 12:45:18 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    The California Coastal Act for decades has... declared that access to the beach was a fundamental right guaranteed to everyone. But that very principle could be dismantled in the latest chapter of an all-out legal battle that began as a local dispute over a locked gate. ... Khosla, a co-founder of Sun Microsystems, bought the 89-acre property south of Half Moon Bay for $32.5 million. ... A number of public interest groups have since sued Khosla. He, in turn, has sued the California Coastal Commission, the State Lands Commission and San Mateo County, over what he considered an interference of...
  • Miami Radio has "expert" lawyer who says Nunes memo is "political", harms national security

    02/01/2018 4:25:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    WIOD.com
    So just listened to Jimmy Cefalo. Some DC lawyer named Mark was on the radio...he is touted as an EXPERT in national security law. In the interview, which sounded like a commercial for the DNC, the "expert" revealed he had NEVER BEEN IN A FISA COURT. But trust him, he says, because he knows people who HAVE BEEN there. Then he attacked the congressional committee that has LEGAL OVERSIGHT of the FBI and "intelligence" community. They really should NOT have the authority to release this information was his position. No, we the people should BOW OUR KNEE to the "experts"....
  • Broward County considering ban on controversial gay conversion therapy

    01/03/2018 1:46:49 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | January 2 2018 | Brian Entin
    Some therapists claim they can turn children from gay to straight. It’s controversial counseling that, experts say, hurts children. 7’s Brian Entin investigates how one South Florida county is trying to stop it. ....Justin Flippen is the vice mayor of Wilton Manors, and is now comfortable with his sexuality. But he grew up Southern Baptist and spent years in conversion therapy in Broward County when he was a young adult. Justin says therapists tried to blame being gay on his parents’ divorce, and he says the therapy sessions confused him even more about who he really was. ...Eight South Florida...
  • Communism's Failed Promise: Heaven on Earth without God

    11/20/2017 8:11:20 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Breakpoint ^ | 11/20/17 | Eric Metaxas, G Shane Morris
    This week marked a century since one of the darkest chapters in human history began, and a truly evil worldview was put into practice. One hundred years ago, Bolshevik revolutionaries stormed the Winter Palace in Petrograd, the seat of the Provisional Government of Russia. They also seized post offices, train stations, and telegraphs in the dead of night. When the people of Russia’s capital city awoke, they were in what Rhodes Scholar David Satter described as “a different universe.” That universe was a communist one. Vladimir Lenin’s so-called “October Revolution,” which took place in November on the Gregorian calendar, sought...
  • Why is Rick Perry's Energy Department proposing an anti-conservative reform?

    10/17/2017 2:21:14 PM PDT · by TBP · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct 17, 2017 | by Devin Hartman
    Let's be clear: The Energy Department's proposed rulemaking before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to subsidize power plants with on-site fuel is the antithesis of economic conservatism. The anti-competitive DOE proposal is a recipe to stick consumers with billions in added costs without addressing priority electric reliability and resiliency concerns. The proposal calls for draconian, emergency subsidies to address a crisis that grid reliability experts say doesn't exist. The alarmist proposal is neither technically nor procedurally sound. Knowledgeable, principled conservatives are speaking out. Travis Kavulla, the Republican vice chairman for the utility regulator of Montana, called the DOE's proposal a...
  • Democrats and Plutocrats

    09/19/2017 10:11:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | September 19, 2017 | by REIHAN SALAM
    The Democratic party faces a dilemma. Since its inception, the party has defined itself as the champion of the little guy and a bulwark against plutocracy. Over the past few years, however, a funny thing has happened: The plutocrats have been joining the party en masse, and they’re changing it in the process. When we take a more granular look at the millionaires and billionaires of Silicon Valley, where most of America’s biggest new fortunes are being minted, we find that they are overwhelmingly Democratic. The left-liberalism of the Silicon Valley elite is reflected in support for drastically higher taxes...
  • BIG LIAR: How Theodor Adorno redefined Fascism.

    09/02/2017 5:31:01 PM PDT · by walford · 53 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | August 11, 2017 | Dinesh D'Souza
    Fascism and Nazism are both phenomena of the left. This makes ideological sense, because at their core they represent ideologies of the centralized, all-powerful state. Moreover, fascism grew out of Marxism, and fascism’s founder Benito Mussolini, was a Marxist and lifelong socialist. Hitler, too, was a socialist who headed the National Socialist Party and in fact changed the name of the German Workers Party to make it the National Socialist German Workers Party. How, then, did progressives in America re-define fascism and Nazism as phenomena of the right? This sleight-of-hand occurred after World War II, once fascism and Nazism were...
  • The Left's Values Are Our State Church

    08/30/2017 9:55:14 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 8-28-17 | Daniel Greenfield
    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion..." The First Amendment assumes that the proper sphere of government is policies, not values. And so it protects the right of political participation and prohibits a state church that would define values. The government had the right to decide to go to war with France. It did not have a right to decide what you should believe. Politics extended into the realm of policies, not beliefs. But as religious belief declined, politics replaced it as the repository of moral and ethical values. This transformation began on the left. The left...
  • The Real Reason the Democrats Want to Be Rid of Confederate Monuments

    08/25/2017 9:35:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 25, 2017 | Patricia McCarthy
    George Orwell’s dictum, "Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past," is often quoted, and for good reason. But it is usually quoted out of context. The passage begins: "And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed -- if all records told the same tale -- then the lie passed into history and became truth. " Then comes the aphorism, and Orwell continues: "And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. All that was needed was...
  • Trump will travel country to sell health care bill, White House says

    03/13/2017 12:26:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 109 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 12, 2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    Trump administration officials guaranteed Sunday that the president will hit the road soon to rally support for the health care bill put forth by House Republicans, saying the White House is “fully committed” to the legislation. “The president, the vice president, all of us at the White House are fully committed to this bill, and we’re going to do whatever it takes to get it passed,” Gary Cohn, director of the White House’s National Economic Council, said during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”
  • Rand Paul's Obamacare repeal plan gets there — Paul Ryan's doesn't

    03/05/2017 6:15:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 3, 2017 | Adam Brandon
    Republican leadership's plans for the Obamacare repeal were recently leaked, though "repeal" is perhaps too strong a word. "Tweaks" more accurately describes the work of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and other House Republicans. It does not go back to ground zero, where this disaster began. Instead, the plan is to go for "Obamacare Lite." It's simply a different version of Obamacare — a Republican version of Obamacare. It's how President Obama himself might have done it. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said, "The best interest of the country would be achieved by pulling out Obamacare, root...
  • Why so many conservative intellectuals became Trumpists

    02/08/2017 11:53:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The Week ^ | February 7, 2017 | Damon Linker
    Which GOP do you belong to? That's a question every Republican has been pondering since Donald Trump commandeered the party and won the White House. There is, first, the old Grand Old Party — the party of Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and an array of conservative movement activists, think tank staffers, journalists, and lobbyists. This party favors lower taxes (especially on the wealthy), less regulation, and smaller government, except when it comes to military spending, which it aims to increase to maintain America's position of global dominance and role as "leader of the...
  • Why Venezuela's socialist meltdown COULD actually happen in the US

    01/25/2017 7:35:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 25, 2017 | Logan Albright
    There’s a predictable checklist for meltdowns in socialist countries, and it’s playing out with tragic regularity in Venezuela. Nationalize agriculture? Check. Start government-enforced rationing when the food supply dries up? Check. Seal the border when people try to flee to buy food elsewhere? Check. The next step, and usually one of the last before total collapse, is runaway inflation. That’s what we’re starting to see in Venezuela. Rapid inflation, called hyperinflation by economists when it gets really bad, is one of the deadliest poisons for any economy. The spiral is usually triggered when a government prints too much money to...
  • Trump and the American Divide

    01/15/2017 11:18:00 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 51 replies
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>At 7 AM in California’s rural Central Valley, not long before the recent presidential election, I stopped to talk with an elderly irrigator on the shared border alleyway of my farm. His face was a wrinkled latticework, his false teeth yellow. His truck smelled of cigarettes, its cab overflowing with flotsam and jetsam: butts, scribbled notes, drip-irrigation parts, and empty soda cans. He rolled down the window and muttered something about the plunging water-table level and whether a weak front would bring any rain. And then, this dinosaur put one finger up on the wheel as a salutation and drove off in a dust cloud.</p>
  • Surprise, surprise: Republicans stalling on Obamacare repeal

    12/01/2016 4:19:25 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/01/16 | Matthew Vadum
    The myth that a complete replacement package has to be in place the moment Obamacare is repealed refuses to die First congressional Republicans said they couldn’t repeal Obamacare because they didn’t have full control of Congress. Then when they gained control of both chambers of Congress congressional Republicans said they couldn’t repeal Obamacare because they didn’t control the White House.
  • Obama Has Given America A Government Of Unchecked Power While Taking Away Liberty

    10/29/2016 2:14:25 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 28, 2016 | George Leef
    Barack Obama said he wanted to transform America and in many ways he has succeeded. The problem is that his transformation has done enormous and perhaps irreparable damage to the nation by demolishing the people’s confidence that our laws will be impartially enforced. Instead of, as the Constitution requires of the president, taking care that the laws be faithfully executed, Obama and his minions have operated under a completely different concept – that the laws will be enforced (or not) with the objective of maintaining the incumbent party in power. If you doubt that, I recommend reading Liberty’s Nemesis, published...
  • WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton Email Archive (fingers all over ACA)

    10/23/2016 3:33:49 AM PDT · by YankeeinOkieville · 8 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | 1/29/16 (original: 5/09) | Tanden, Clinton
    President Barack Obama didn't embrace the individual mandate during the campaign, which means he would essentially start from scratch in terms of selling the idea to voters. The mandate was a central policy difference with Hillary Clinton, who argued that a mandate was the only way to achieve universal coverage. Let's hope we get the mandate since we know nothing will work w/out it. So how's it going? If I were to talk to one or two decision makers about a few matters, who would that be--Orszag? Rahm or Zeke? Nancy Ann? Or???In this email exchange from 2009 between HDR22...
  • ‘I Had Nothing to Do With That!’ Obama Dodges Blame For Skyrocketing Premiums

    10/20/2016 2:23:09 PM PDT · by pissant · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10.20.16 | Charles Spiering
    President Barack Obama offers multiple excuses for why health insurance premiums continue to skyrocket, including blaming Republicans and insurance companies for the problems. He complains that too many reporters spend more time discussing premium increases than explaining why he isn’t responsible for them. “No, I had nothing to do with that,” Obama said, calling it “complicated” despite the “hysteria” that was growing. Obama traveled to Florida to argue that Obamacare was working well, but needed to be fixed