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  • 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 Orwellís 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...
  • The Left's Continuing Homage to Communism

    05/05/2017 7:46:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 5/5/2017 | Bruce Thornton
    The success of Marine Le Pen in the first round of the French presidential election has the global left resorting to its usual exaggerations and dire predictions of a fascist resurgence. As happened with the progressive smears of Donald Trump, Le Penís similar appeals to patriotism, national identity, and the need to defend the nationís culture and interests are immediately turned into sinister dog-whistles for the crypto-fascists, racist hordes just waiting for the Great Leader to start the pogroms and fill the gulags. One hundred days into Trumpís administration, of course, nothing has happened that comes even close to beginning...
  • Emissions Testing and the Pollution of Big Government

    02/11/2017 9:01:54 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 15 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 11, 2017 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    I got my notice from the state last month: you canít renew your plates until you get an emissions test. Naturally, my first thought was ďSounds good to me; so I just wonít renew my plates! Thereís a nice hundred dollar savingsÖĒ But of course, realistically, thatís not an option. So I awakened early and drove to an Illinois Air Team location for the test. I canít complain, exactlyÖ the employees are always polite and efficient; since I arrived before they opened, I was first in line; it took no time at all. So, let me make this clear: I...
  • Michael Medved Formally Endorses Hillary Clinton

    10/26/2016 8:46:00 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 145 replies
    Me
    Can't publish the article because of copywrite issues, but Medved pretty much formally endorsed Hillary Clinton in his last op-ed in USA Today. For a rollicking good time check out his barf-fest opinion piece on 19 October. In the article, he bitches about all of the negative calls, emails, and correspondence heís being getting. GOOD! Heís dead to me. Hope his show withers away like Beckís.
  • Hillary Clinton wants to raise taxes on the middle class

    08/02/2016 10:49:30 AM PDT · by KMG365 · 9 replies
    https://youtu.be/6Q3VZOT_k_0
  • Billionaire Warren Buffett Pledges to Drive Voters to the Polls in Nov.

    08/01/2016 7:17:26 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/1/16 | Asher Klein
    "Iím gonna be doing selfies, whatever it takes," Buffett said, before introducing Hillary Clinton at a rally in Omaha, Nebraska Buffett pledged to "take at least 10 people to the polls who otherwise would have had difficulty getting there" on November 8, challenging his congressional district to "give America a civics lesson."
  • Why Warren Buffett Is Campaigning for Hillary ClintonóAnd How Much Heís Spending To Do It

    08/01/2016 6:54:48 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Time.com ^ | 8/1/16 | Alexandra Mondalek
    The Oracle of Omaha is one of several billionaires to back her. Hillary Clinton may be having a tough time reaching average American voters, but sheís having no trouble courting billionaires. On Monday afternoon, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett delivered a speech at a Hillary Clinton campaign event in his hometown, a few months after endorsing the Democratic nominee for president. ...In October 2014, Buffett gave $25,000, the most heís donated to benefit any single candidate, to a Super PAC dedicated to helping Clinton, called Ready for Hillary. To be sure, Buffett has given sums totaling $30,000 or more to...
  • California AG Kamala Harris wants your private information from the IRS

    03/25/2016 5:20:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 25, 2016 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    California Attorney General Kamala Harris is considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, and in all likelihood will win the Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer this November. Articular, telegenic, and complimented by no less than Barack Obama for her beauty, she is ready to take her place on the bench of future presidential hopefuls. Unfortunately, she is displaying the worst instincts of a government bully. Ignoring post-Watergate reforms to the Internal Revenue Code designed to protect confidential federal tax return information, Kamala Harris is defending against three lawsuits filed by conservative organizations to protect the privacy of...
  • Warning! Ben Carson wants to Microchip everybody! (Their title)

    11/15/2015 5:17:29 PM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 79 replies
    Youtube ^ | Paul Mitrofan
    I'm not sure this shows that he want to "microchip everybody," but it IS disturbing that he'd even be headed in the microchiping direction.
  • Ben Carson Begins Shedding Conservatism Even Before Primary

    11/14/2015 4:59:14 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 75 replies
    Renew America ^ | 11/11/2015 | Sher Zieve
    Before my fellow conservatives jump immediately to defend Candidate Carson, I would ask that they read the following short column. Some years ago, I became aware of the extraordinary and remarkable career of Dr. Benjamin Carson via the 2009 movie "Gifted Hands" ,a film in which Cuba Gooding, Jr. portrayed the doctor. I even talked about him to my friend and colleague Laurie Roth who, subsequently, interviewed him on her Radio show. Dr. Carson seemed to be an honorable man, conservative and true to his word. However, since he officially began his campaign for the position of POTUS, something appears...
  • Mark Levin Blasts Donald Trump and Marco Rubio: Stop Smearing Ben Carson and Ted Cruz!

    11/14/2015 6:48:45 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 52 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-14-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    [VIDEO AND AUDIO OF MARK LEVIN'S SHOW] On his radio show yesterday evening, Mark ‚ÄúThe Great One‚ÄĚ Levin blasted Donald Trump and Marco Rubio for smearing their rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, Ben Carson and Ted Cruz. As PJ Media reported earlier, Trump recently went off on Carson during a campaign event in Iowa. The billionaire businessman smeared Carson, comparing him to child molesters and declaring he‚Äôs unfit to be president because he had violent impulses as a teenager. He even went so far as to blast Carson‚Äôs religiosity, basically saying it‚Äôs all a lie to swoon Iowa voters:...
  • Ben Carson says the Terri Schiavo case was ‚Äėmuch ado about nothing‚Äô

    11/13/2015 5:19:57 PM PST · by markomalley · 199 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/13/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Leading Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson believes that federal and state official overreacted in the case of Terri Schiavo, a Florida woman who died in 2005 as her husband and family battled over whether to keep her alive despite her vegetative state.The case roiled the state of Florida and sparked an emotional national debate about the ethics, politics and spiritual significance of her life and death.(snip)After speaking at a Republican Party conference here on Friday, a reporter asked Carson what he thought of the infamous case -- one that Bush speaks about occasionally as he mounts his own presidential campaign."We...
  • CA Senator Diane Feinstein: Why I Oppose National Concealed Carry Reciprocity

    07/03/2015 7:54:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 7/3/2015 | Robert Farago
    TTAG reader MK contacted U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein to ask her support for national concealed carry reciprocity. (I know, right?) The email he received from the California Democrat Ė who never met a gun control law she didnít like Ė was less than enthusiastic . . .
  • Anti-bikie laws are getting public used to loss of civil liberties, academic warns

    07/03/2015 7:49:48 AM PDT · by don-o · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 1, 2015 | Joshua Robertson
    The spread of anti-terrorism-style laws through Australiaís criminal justice system is conditioning the public to accept ďsevere and disproportionateĒ losses of civil liberties, a legal academic has warned. South Australia has drafted laws that would permanently tag members of motorcycle gangs as ďcriminal organisation participantsĒ, leaving them facing the lifetime risk of jail for associating with others even if they had quit a gang. The measures were introduced despite the South Australian governmentís blueprint being under review in Queensland, where its Labor counterpart has a taskforce to recommend ways to repeal or replace gang laws once touted as the worldís...
  • We need an Ebola czar: McCain

    10/13/2014 11:14:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    Sen. John McCain suggested Sunday that President Obama should nominate an Ebola czar to lead the nationís response to the deadly virus. ďFrom spending time here in Arizona, my constituents are not comforted. There has to be more reassurance given to them,Ē the Arizona Republican said on CNNís ďState of the Union.Ē
  • Obama is Not a Socialist

    06/02/2014 7:13:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 5/31/2014 | Thomas Sowell
    What President Obama has been pushing for, and moving toward, is more insidious: government control of the economy, while leaving ownership in private hands. That way, politicians get to call the shots but, when their bright ideas lead to disaster, they can always blame those who own businesses in the private sector.
  • Schumer to Religious Americans: Pick One--Your Faith or Your Business

    07/11/2014 7:31:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    cns.com ^ | 7/10/14 | Eric Scheiner
    At a press conference Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said people with religious beliefs who disagree with the Obamacare contraception mandate should be given a choice between living by their faith or being allowed to form a corporation to do business. ďYouíre born with a religion or you adopt a religion. You have to obey the precepts of that religion and the government gives you a wide penumbra Ė you donít have to form a corporation,Ē Schumer said. In the Hobby Lobby case, decided last month, the Supreme Court ruled that a closely-held family-owned corporation could not be forced by...
  • In Maryland, Smoking Could Cost You Job

    07/06/2014 3:16:42 PM PDT · by Drango · 84 replies
    Insurance News Net ^ | July 5 '14 | Lorraine Mirabella
    July 05--Anyone who wants a job next year at Anne Arundel Medical Center -- whether as a surgeon or security guard -- will have to prove they don't smoke or use tobacco. The Annapolis hospital's new hiring policy might be controversial, but it is legal in Maryland and more than half of the United States. And it's a type of job screening that is gaining favor with employers -- from hospitals to companies such as Alaska Airlines -- trying to control rising health costs and cultivate a healthier, more productive workforce. Anne Arundel Medical Center, like a growing number of...
  • Liberal privilege and the lies of the left

    06/23/2014 11:38:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | 6-16-2014 | Melvyn L. Fein
    One of the current liberal cliches tells us ďwhitesĒ are privileged. The color of their skin evidently bestows benefits others do not receive. They are therefore supposed to be grateful and defer to those who are less fortunate. But in what does this ďprivilegeĒ consist? Yes, whites have not been discriminated against the way African-Americans have. They have not been denied jobs or forced to drink from separate fountains because of the pigmentation of their epidermis. This is surely an advantage ó but how big an advantage? Charges of white privilege make it sound as if every Caucasian is automatically...
  • Obama Hits Suburbs After Election

    05/29/2014 5:57:04 AM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 46 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 27, 2014 | Stanley Kurtz
    President Obama repeatedly assures us that this will be his ďyear of action.Ē (snip).... Yet not a word has been heard of late about a truly transformative Obama executive action, his rule on ďaffirmatively furthering fair housingĒ (AFFH). That rule will push Americans into living how and where the federal government wants. It promises to gut the ability of suburbs to set their own zoning codes. It will press future population growth into tiny, densely-packed high-rise zones around public transportation, urbanizing suburbs and Manhattanizing cities. You wonít see a more ambitious Obama administration initiative than this. Yet Obama never discusses...