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  • Hollywood Lib Matt Damon's "Diversity" Drama

    09/17/2015 3:42:14 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 17, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Matt Damon opened his mouth and let the truth about the left's superficial commitment to "diversity" slip out. Now, liberal ideologues are furiously whacking the relentless GOP-bashing actor for his "white privilege." There's even a Twitter hashtag -- "#damonsplaining" -- that erupted this week to mock his unforgivable political transgression. Here's what happened. Damon (along with his progressive pal Ben Affleck) co-produces the television series "Project Greenlight," which gives wannabe filmmakers the opportunity to compete for a shot at directing their first feature film. The current season's prize script features a man who weds a black prostitute after being abandoned...
  • 15 year old kid warrior, 20 of his badass friends sue us government for climate action

    08/23/2015 1:45:55 PM PDT · by SteveH · 68 replies
    ryot ^ | august 17, 2015 | nicole buscemi
    Alright people, we need to get it together. I say this because ‘Kid Warrior’ — the ‘Anti-Justin Bieber‘ — just gained major ground in being our Nation’s coolest teenager, and it’s because this 15 year-old eco-hip-hop artist/activist just teamed up with 20 other youths to sue our Federal Government for fossil fuel exploitation. His name is Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and he’s been owning the podium lately, demanding our government to reduce CO2 emissions. He also accuses our federal government of being responsible for allowing our nation’s climate system to be destroyed.
  • Jesse Ventura open to playing second banana on Trump ticket

    08/12/2015 12:34:16 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 166 replies
    The [Leftist] Hill ^ | August 12, 2015, 01:33 pm | Bradford Richardson
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura suggested Tuesday that he’d be glad to be Donald Trump’s running mate. “Do you think Donald would ever think of asking me?” Ventura said during an interview on his “Off the Grid” show with former Trump adviser Roger Stone . Ventura said he’d support Trump for the GOP presidential nomination. “I shocked my staff today,” Ventura said. “I came in and said, ‘You know what, as far as the Republicans are concerned, I hope Trump wins.’”
  • It’s Time to Haul Down Another Flag of Racist Hate [The POW/MIA Flag ]

    08/11/2015 11:44:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 08/11/2015 | BY RICK PERLSTEIN
    You know that racist flag? The one that supposedly honors history but actually spreads a pernicious myth? And is useful only to venal right-wing politicians who wish to exploit hatred by calling it heritage? It’s past time to pull it down.Oh, wait. You thought I was referring to the Confederate flag. Actually, I’m talking about the POW/MIA flag.I told the story in the first chapter of my 2014 book The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan: how Richard Nixon invented the cult of the “POW/MIA” in order to justify the carnage in Vietnam in a...
  • The New Social Media Campaign That’s Encouraging People Tear Down Confederate Flags

    07/13/2015 1:22:16 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7-13-2015 | Kaitlynn Schallhorn
    First it was the ice bucket challenge. Now, a new social media campaign encourages people to film themselves tearing down Confederate flags from people’s property or vehicles. In what appears to be the original video, posted to Facebook on July 11 by Jamari Williams, a young black man runs up to a house and jumps to tear down a Confederate flag from the flag pole. Another male, in the driver’s seat of the car, filmed the ordeal while laughing and saying “no flagging’” repeatedly. SNIP The challenge has two hashtags: #noFlagginchallenge and #DestroyConfederateFlag. There is even an Instagram account apparently...
  • So You Think That Rainbow Makes You Look Cool? (contains profanity)

    06/30/2015 8:50:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 97 replies ^ | June 29, 2015 | Christopher Cantwell
    I have an important public service announcement for everyone who changed their Facebook and other profile photos to a rainbow recently. Absent some massive desire for more color in your life, you probably did this to celebrate the United States Supreme Court magically creating a constitutional "right" to a marriage license for gay people. Didn't you? I suppose you think this makes you quite tolerant, and forward thinking, but it doesn't. I imagine you think you're advancing freedom, but you're not. You probably feel really good about yourself for helping gay people gain acceptance in society, but that's not even...
  • Monica Lewinsky Gets Standing Ovation at Cannes: I Was 'Patient Zero' of Cyber-Bullying [VIDEO]

    06/27/2015 12:13:16 PM PDT · by · 89 replies
    mrc-tv ^ | June 25, 2015 | Jeff Dunetz
    Speaking to the some of the most creative advertising people in the world, Monica Lewinsky received a standing ovation after she recounted how she was treated after her infamous scandal with former President Bill Clinton and saying, “public shaming as a blood sport must stop.” Ms. Lewinsky gave the Ogilvy & Inspire keynote speech Thursday at the Cannes Lions festival in France, which bills itself as the world's biggest annual awards show and festival for professionals in the creative communications industry. According to the NY Post Page Six website, the former White House intern gave a speech similar to the...
  • Marco Rubio on the gay marriage ruling: We live in a republic and must abide by the law

    06/26/2015 5:32:37 PM PDT · by C19fan · 94 replies
    Hotair ^ | June 26, 2015 | Allahpundit
    At any other time, this statement would be wholly unremarkable. In the thick of a GOP presidential primary, though? Right after the the hottest hot-button social issue of ‘em all has gone nuclear? When Mike Huckabee’s vowing some sort of second American revolution in defiance of the Court’s ruling? Kinda newsy. “I believe that marriage, as the key to strong family life, is the most important institution in our society and should be between one man and one woman. People who disagree with the traditional definition of marriage have the right to change their state laws. That is the right...
  • Dear America: Please Get Your Head Out of Your [expletive] About Bernie Sanders

    06/08/2015 3:08:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | June 8, 2015 | Emil Mella, writer, musician, proud Dominican, proud progressive.
    Okay, sorry, America. That title was a bit rude. And crass. And uncalled for. I'll admit it. But please just do the entire world a favor now, and just gently pull with your neck, softly now, easy does it, so that perhaps your collective head is not as far inside of your rectum as it currently is, and kindly make sure that said head is on top of your shoulders, where it belongs, you know, thinking, and stuff. Thanks. This is an open letter to the American people. In the race to decide the next President of your arguably great...
  • David Brooks: 'Obama Has Run An Amazingly Scandal-Free Administration' [mentions my blog]

    05/31/2015 4:47:12 PM PDT · by grundle · 52 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 31, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    <p>Despite 6-1/2 years of horrid governance and dozens of acknowledged scandals, several of which a few of the credible remaining outposts of liberal thought have actually agreed are scandals, David Brooks, the New York Times's resident fake conservative, asserted on Friday's PBS NewsHour, as if it's an indisputable fact, that "President Obama has run an amazingly scandal-free administration, not only he himself, but the people around him."</p>
  • Chelsea Manning breaks silence from behind bars

    04/08/2015 8:51:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies ^ | April 8, 2015 | Chris Perez
    The Army made her feel “like a joke” — but they couldn’t keep her silent. Chelsea Manning — formerly known as Bradley E. Manning — the ex-Army intelligence analyst sentenced to 35 years for leaking a treasure trove of secret documents to WikiLeaks, has given her first public interview with the press from military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Speaking through the mail to Cosmopolitan magazine, Manning opened up about her recent experience behind bars and her lifelong desire to live as a woman. “I don’t know how [this struggle] shaped my life and who I am, but it’s absolutely...
  • GOP’s bizarro foreign policy: Alienate America’s closest allies on “day one”

    04/06/2015 5:38:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Salon ^ | April 6, 2015 | Simon Maloy, political writer
    When Republicans criticize Barack Obama’s foreign policy, their critiques usually break down into two broad themes: America’s enemies no longer fear us, and America’s allies no longer trust us. The part about our enemies fearing us is usually a reference to Russia – conservatives believe quite earnestly that Russia’s military expansionism over the last few years is a consequence of Vladimir Putin sizing up the president and determining that he’s a weakling. No less an authority than Peggy Noonan made this very argument just last Friday, lamenting “a Russian president who took the American’s measure and made a move, upsetting...
  • Reporter says John Kerry answered ‘Allah willing’ – in Arabic- when asked if nuke deal would happen

    03/28/2015 10:09:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Courtesy of BizPac: Secretary of State John Kerry allegedly responded in a most unusual way to a reporter’s question Friday whether a nuclear arms deal could be reached with Iran before the March 31 deadline. “Allah willing,” Kerry replied — in Arabic, according to Laura Rozen, a reporter covering the Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, for the Washington, D.C.-based online publication, Al-Monitor. As news reached the public Friday that a deal may be forthcoming, Rozen tweeted:
  • Bill O'Reilly Explains Why He Cast a Muslim Actor for the Role of Jesus in 'Killing Jesus'

    03/27/2015 7:59:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/27/2015 | BY VINCENT FUNARO
    Bill O'Reilly, host of the Fox News program "The O'Reilly Factor," spoke briefly at the premiere of the new National Geographic mini-series "Killing Jesus," which is based on his best-selling book, and talked about his controversial decision to cast a Muslim actor for role of Jesus in the film. During his speech, which took place before the series was shown to the audience in its entirety, O'Reilly explained his decision to cast young Muslim actor Haaz Sleiman for the role of Jesus. He admitted to being concerned about some of the backlash that might come, but said Sleiman "was the...

    03/25/2015 1:08:08 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 25, 2015 | by JAMES DELINGPOLE
    China’s approach to international energy and environmental policy can be summed up very simply: tell the idiot gwai lo whatever they want to hear – then carry on doing what China wants, regardless. Fortunately for the prospects of the US economy, it would appear that not every US politician has fallen for the risible line, heavily promoted by the Obama administration and its amen corner in the environmental movement, that China cares every bit as much as the West does about the allegedly urgent need to curb global CO2 emissions. Two who very much haven’t are Republican senators Roy Blunt...
  • The First Amendment Should Never Protect Hatred

    03/19/2015 6:12:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    Thought Catalog ^ | March 18, 2015 | Tanya Cohen
    One of the most admirable things about Europe is that most (if not all) of the right-wing rhetoric that you hear in the US is explicitly against the law there. For example, attempting to link Islam with terrorism, saying that gay marriage isn’t really marriage, or saying that trans women aren’t really women would get you charged with discrimination and/or incitement to hatred. Numerous European public figures have been charged with hate crimes for implying that large-scale immigration is connected to higher crime. In fact, a politician in Sweden was prosecuted for hate crimes for posting statistics about immigrant crime...
  • John Kerry Preaches on “Immorality” of Doubting “Climate Change”

    03/14/2015 6:05:07 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 43 replies
    The New American ^ | 3/13/2015 | William F. Jasper
    Donning the robes of High Priest of Science, Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a rousing sermon on March 12 that presumed to speak for both Science and Religion on the supposed existential threat of anthropogenic (manmade) global warming, AGW. Warning that we face “utter catastrophe” and the end of “life as we know it on Earth” if we “do nothing” to stop global warming, Kerry said failing to act “is beyond reckless. It is just plain immoral.” Secretary Kerry delivered his AGW jeremiad before the Atlantic Council, as part of the globalist organization’s “The Road to Paris” Climate Series,...
  • Republicans McCain, Angelo, Karger Call on 2016 Presidential Candidates to Avoid Gay Attacks

    03/06/2015 1:26:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Seattle Lesbian ^ | February 5, 2015
    Gregory T. Angelo, Meghan McCain and Fred Karger signing the St. Louis Resolution Tuesday night. In a move designed to head off anti-gay rhetoric during the 2016 Republican presidential campaign, three prominent GOP leaders signed a resolution Tuesday and will send it off to the 18 prospective Republican candidates for president. After speaking on a panel entitled “Marriage Equality and the Republican Party” in Graham Chapel at Washington University, political columnist and television host Meghan McCain, Log Cabin Republican Executive Director, Gregory T. Angelo and the first openly gay candidate to run for President, Fred Karger, all signed the Resolution,...
  • Jeremiah Wright Speaks at Fresno State

    03/03/2015 5:18:25 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 3 Mar 2015 | William Bigelow
    Rev. Jeremiah Wright spoke at Fresno State on Monday night, and in the mold of his protégé, Barack Obama, bent the truth for his audience. Wright, who infamously called the United States the “U.S. of K.K.K.A.” while he was the pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago; and who snapped that the nation’s “chickens are coming home to roost” after the 9/11 terrorist attacks
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events (Hussein's best friend - Bill Ayers)

    02/28/2015 6:02:36 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/26/15 | Jeremy Mikula
    **SNIP** March 22: Jeanne Bishop will discuss her new book, "Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy, and Making Peace With My Sister's Killer," with Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. 4 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.,, 773-752-4381
  • David Corn Hangs Up On Hugh Hewitt After 45-Minute Grilling on Bill O'Reilly

    02/24/2015 6:40:12 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 59 replies
    Hugh Hewitt grills David Corn of Mother Jones on his claim that then-CBS News correspondent Bill O'Reilly exaggerated the capacity of his involvement in covering the Falklands War. DAVID CORN, MOTHER JONES: As Joe Walsh said, do the show, go play it straight, he’ll play fair. But you’re asking me questions you didn’t ask Bill O’Reilly. HUGH HEWITT, HOST: If you… DC: So you know, I’m given you one more… HH: Here’s Eric Engberg… DC: If you want to talk about the article or not, Hugh, because I’ve got better things to do than help you fill time on the...

    02/21/2015 7:07:35 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 21, 2015 | By Wynton Hall
    Last week, President Barack Obama sparked outrage when he declared that the root cause of Islamic State (ISIS) terrorism is not radical Islam but poverty. “We have to address grievances terrorists exploit, including economic grievances,” said Obama. However, as terrorism experts explain, a vast percentage of Islamic terrorists come from middle-class backgrounds, wealthy families, or have impressive educational pedigrees. CNN’s national security analyst Peter Bergen says many of the world’s most notorious terrorists came from affluence and education: Osama bin Laden: son of a Saudi construction magnate who attended Saudi Arabia’s top high school and best university. Mohamed Atta: ringleader...
  • Muslim abuser who 'didn't know' that sex with a girl of 13 was illegal is spared jail

    02/19/2015 10:19:13 AM PST · by Baynative · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/25/15 | Paul Bentley
    muslim who raped a 13-year-old girl he groomed on Facebook has been spared a prison sentence after a judge heard he went to an Islamic faith school where he was taught that women are worthless. Adil Rashid, 18, claimed he was not aware that it was illegal for him to have sex with the girl because his education left him ignorant of British law. ~snip~ After his arrest, he told a psychologist that he did not know having sex with a 13-year-old was against the law. The court heard he found it was illegal only when he was informed by...
  • Barnicle: We Can't Call It Radical Islam 'Because We're The Crusaders'

    02/17/2015 4:31:03 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough opened today's Morning Joe with a protracted and impassioned plea for America—and in particular President Obama—to call out radical Islam by name. Mika Brzezinski was dubious, citing unspecified "difficult times" in the past when presidents used the wrong language. But taking Mika's misgivings a giant step further, Mike Barnicle flatly declared that we can't call radical Islam by name because "we're the Crusaders." View the video here.
  • The Real Kayla Mueller

    02/13/2015 5:29:53 AM PST · by SJackson · 36 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 13, 2015 | Matthew Vadum
    The Real Kayla MuellerPosted By Matthew Vadum On February 13, 2015 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 11 Comments The presumed Islamic State murder victim Kayla Mueller isn’t quite the saintly martyr that President Obama and the media are trying to make Americans believe.Family and friends told reporters Mueller was “a deeply idealistic young woman eager to help those less fortunate.” A neighbor of hers, a 66-year-old Vietnam veteran, said Mueller “represented everything good about being an American. In the outgoing battle between good and evil, she represented the best of the good. She took great risks to help...

    02/10/2015 2:31:27 PM PST · by FR_addict · 110 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | Feb 10, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Kayla Mueller protested Israel for ISM. PalSolidarity reported: Today, 10th February, Kayla Mueller’s family confirmed she has been killed. Abdullah Abu Rahma, coordinator of the popular committee in the village of Bil’in where Kayla joined the protests, told ISM: “Kayla came to Palestine to stand in solidarity with us. She marched with us and faced the military that occupies our land side by side with us. For this, Kayla will always live in our hearts. We send all our support to her family and will continue, like Kayla, to work against injustice wherever it is.” Kayla Mueller volunteered with the...
  • Pope emphasizes right to food in address to 500 experts

    02/07/2015 11:58:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 7, 2015 9:42 AM EST | Colleen Barry
    Pope Francis emphasized the right to food as fundamental in a video address Saturday to 500 experts starting work on a wide-ranging document aimed at raising awareness and proposing solutions to issues including hunger, obesity and food waste. Francis said the paradox of abundance described by Pope John Paul II—whereby there is food for everyone yet not everyone can eat—continues to be an issue “despite the multiplication of organizations and responses by the international community on nutrition.” […] He also urged them (the experts) to show courage in protecting the planet “the mother of everything that asks respect and not...
  • Democrat Operatives, W.H. Overlords Contributing to Holy Climate Encyclical. What Must We Believe?

    02/03/2015 3:02:08 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 10 replies
    Pewsitter ^ | 2/3/15 | Frank Walker
    Why is the head of the U.S. Bishops meeting with the White House and the Director of the liberal Center for American Progress? What goals could they possibly share? Is there anything Catholic about that pro-gay, pro-death power group? As the Obama administration tries to position itself as a world leader on climate change ahead of United Nations talks, it's engaging a powerful ally: the Catholic Church. Pope Francis has been moving the Church into a more aggressive posture on climate change, citing the moral need to protect the planet and its citizens. With countries preparing their own climate plans...
  • The Dark Side of Winston Churchill’s Legacy No One Should Forget [Liberal Revisionism]

    02/03/2015 9:15:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 03, 2015 | Ishaan Tharoor
    The Dark Side of Winston Churchill’s Legacy No One Should Forget By Ishaan Tharoor February 3 There's no Western statesmen — at least in the English-speaking world — more routinely lionized than Winston Churchill. Last Friday marked a half century since his funeral, an occasion that itself led to numerous commemorations and paeans to the British Bulldog, whose moral courage and patriotism helped steer his nation through World War II. Churchill, after all, has been posthumously voted by his countrymen as the greatest Briton. The presence (and absence) of his bust in the White House was enough to create political...
  • Head Of EPA Advises Pope On Climate Letter

    01/30/2015 1:03:31 PM PST · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/30/2015
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy met with Vatican officials that helped draft Pope Francis’ climate-related encyclical on Friday, The Associated Press reports.An encyclical, a letter from the pope addressed to faithfuls worldwide when he feels he needs to reach them, is set to be published in June and might make environmentalism a Catholic doctrine like Pope Pius IX’s encyclical about infallibility. It might also be a simple condemnation of human destruction of the environment like Pope Pius XI’s encyclical against Italian Fascists. The visit was aimed at showing the Holy See that the Obama administration share similar thoughts on...
  • US Army Denies Desertion Charge For Bergdahl

    01/27/2015 8:49:03 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    Sky News ^ | 1-27-2015
    NBC cited defence officials and said the charges could come against the soldier within a week. But Lt Col Alayne Conway, spokeswoman for Army public affairs, said no decision had been made yet in the Bergdahl case. She said: "We are aware of the inaccurate media reporting. To be clear there have been no actions or decisions on the Sgt Bergdahl investigation.  "The investigation is still with General Mark Milley, commanding general of Forces Command, who is reviewing now the Army's facts and findings to determine, impartially, any appropriate next steps and possible actions - which ranges from no further action to convening...
  • Emma Watson Unveils Gender Equality Initiative in Davos

    01/24/2015 6:33:53 AM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 35 replies
    MSN ^ | 01/23/2015 | Lorena O'Neil
    The plan asks for governments, companies and universities to step in and work together to "bring an end to the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally." Watson outlined the gender equality initiative in her speech, talking about the overwhelming response she received when she first launched HeForShe with a powerful speech in New York City last September. Although some people proved just how necessary this conversation is by threatening her for defending women, she was largely celebrated for her passionate words.

    01/24/2015 4:03:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 71 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1/24/15
    ....On Friday’s episode of his HBO series Real Time with Bill Maher, the outspoken satirist pondered whether Kyle was a “hero or not,” and revealed he’s decidedly anti-American Sniper. “Hurt Locker made $17 million because it was a little ambiguous, and thoughtful,” Maher said. “And this one was just, ‘American hero! He’s a psychopath patriot, and we love him.’”
  • Yet Another Image to Haunt Sarah Palin if She Ever Does Run for Office?

    01/23/2015 6:42:15 PM PST · by Drew68 · 238 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 23 Jan 15 | Andrew Kirell
  • Witness on 'underwear bomber' plane speculates intelligence agencies behind Paris attack

    01/13/2015 3:14:17 PM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 19 replies
    1776 Channel ^ | January 13, 2015 | Alan Jones
    Retired attorney Kurt Richard Haskell conjectured on the Paris attacks on Sunday during an interview from Costa Rica with 1776 Channel, which can neither confirm nor readily dismiss his theories. “The Muslims being used in these plots are being trained overseas by undercover CIA pretending to be Al Qaeda/ ISIS. I think all of them were trained that way. They think they are in terrorist training camps when they are instead being trained to be patsies.” -Kurt Haskell during interview with 1776 Channel Haskell ran for U.S. Congress in 2012 as a Democrat in Michigan’s 7th District where he received...
  • Still Lying About Hollywood's Communists

    01/09/2015 5:09:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | January 9, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Ask anyone under 40 to identify Paul McCartney or "I Want to Hold Your Hand," and the odds are you'll get a blank look in return. Ask someone under 30 to describe the Soviet menace and you may well get the same response. The first one is harmless ignorance, and some might argue the second one is as well. After all, it's over and we won, right? What's not harmless is a never-ending effort to glorify communist conspirators in Hollywood, like the forthcoming movie "Trumbo," starring "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston as blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. Entertainment Weekly magazine spewed...
  • Hollywood Celebrates Another Stalinist

    01/06/2015 6:44:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | January 5, 2015 | Allan Ryskind
    Hollywood relishes making anti-American movies, but, maybe even more, loves to lavish fulsome tributes on full-blown Communists, you know, those fellows who swooned at Joe Stalin’s feet, teamed up with Hitler as he bombed the hell out of London in World War II and worked overtime to inflict deadly harm on America. Tinseltown is at it again, celebrating Dalton Trumbo, a major Hollywood Ten figure and longtime Communist enthusiast, in a brand new picture directed by Jay Roach and featuring Bryan Cranston, the star of the hit television series, Breaking Bad. The publicity for Trumbo says that Dalton bravely took...
  • Youngest Woman Elected to Congress Seeks Middle Ground

    Elise Stefanik, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, has never held elected office, but her résumé looks more like that of a Beltway insider than a political newcomer. By the time she won her seat representing a swath of upstate New York in the November election, she had served as a domestic policy aide for former President George W. Bush , a policy director for former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty ’s 2012 presidential campaign and head of debate preparation for vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan . Yet while her rise in the Republican Party has been swift, Ms. Stefanik,...
  • Jesus Wasn’t Born Rich. Think About It. (Barf)

    12/25/2014 7:51:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | December 25, 2014 | Gene Robinson (Gay Heretic Bishop)
    He was born in a barn to penniless parents who were part of a people under occupation. Get it? So why do so many of us not get it? I’m against the War on Christmas. No not that one! Wishing someone “Happy Holidays” doesn’t rob Christmas of its meaning—after all, being sensitive to others’ religious beliefs ought to be the attitude of every Christian. And not the one that says we have over-commercialized Christmas—after all, there’s nothing wrong with a time of year when we purchase thoughtful gifts for those we love.
  • 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,”...
  • Jane Fonda to build shrine of herself

    12/23/2014 8:02:00 AM PST · by DonaldC · 117 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/23/14 | NYTimes
    Even Jane Fonda needs a reminder of her fabulousness. At 77, the actress is building a “shrine” to herself that she hopes will boost her recently faltering confidence. “I’ve found myself backsliding a bit of late in terms of where my thoughts have tended to reside (not always with the generosity of vision I wish for) and my confidence has been iffy for the past four months,” the stunning star wrote in a blog post Sunday, her 77th birthday. “So, while meditating today an idea came to me: I’m going to create a shrine to myself – or, at least,...
  • Student Leader Resigns After Stating She Has 'No Sympathy' for Murdered Cops

    12/23/2014 4:24:22 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 62 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/22/14 | Daniel Mael
    The Brandeis University student leader who publicly stated that she had "no sympathy" for the executed New York Police Department officers resigned her position on Sunday after TruthRevolt and other outlets drew attention to her statements. Khadijah Lynch, who was an Undergraduate Department Representative for the African and Afro-American Studies Department, tweeted, "i have no sympathy for the nypd officers who were murdered today" and "lmao, all i just really dont have sympathy for the cops who were shot. i hate this racist f---ing country" among other insensitive remarks shortly after the officers were shot execution-style by a Baltimore-based gangster....
  • Student Leader: 'No Sympathy' for Executed NYPD Officers

    12/23/2014 2:50:36 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 53 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/21/2014
    <p>Following the execution of two New York Police Department officers, a Brandeis University student leader wasted no time in making it clear that she did not care that they were murdered.</p> <p>“i have no sympathy for the nypd officers who were murdered today,” Khadijah Lynch, a junior and an Undergraduate Department Representative in the African and Afro-American Studies Department, wrote on Twitter.</p>
  • Russell Brand in new storm as he accuses US of terrorism on day that 132 Pakistani children are

    12/17/2014 8:07:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 17, 2014 | Darren Boyle
    Controversial comedian Russell Brand has landed in the middle of his latest controversy accusing the United States of terrorism just hours after 132 Pakistani children were murdered by the Taliban. Brand was interviewing Moazzam Begg, a Briton who was detained at Guantanamo Bay when he wrote: 'The people who do "terror" best are the people who decide what "terror" is.' The nine minute interview was posted on YouTube and said it would 'lift the lid' on Guantanamo Bay torture.
  • Is Racial Justice Possible in America?

    12/13/2014 9:07:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Nation ^ | December 10, 2014 | Professor David Dante Troutt, Rutgers Law School
    We need law and policing reform, but first we have to want to end state-sanctioned violence against African-Americans. As the countless protests, tear gas, National Guard deployments and looting proved, police brutality provokes more anger than other outrages because it’s the supreme violation of our individual rights in a democracy. It is the state actor, as another person, violently snatching our breath away “under color of law.” That the state’s victims throughout our history have been overwhelmingly African-American stamps it as an indelible “badge of slavery,” which means that nothing makes you feel more black in America than experiencing police...
  • Noam Chomsky: 'Ronald Reagan was an extreme racist - though he denied it'

    12/12/2014 3:52:49 PM PST · by PROCON · 61 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Dec. 11, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Noam Chomsky, author and political theorist, called the United States a “very racist society” and then slammed one of its most beloved presidents, Ronald Reagan, as a prime example of a very racist man during an interview on GRITtv about Ferguson-related issues and race relations. “This is a very racist society,” he said, Raw Story reported. “It’s pretty shocking. What’s happened to African-Americans in the last 30 years is similar to … happen[ed] in the late 19th century,” as described by Douglas Blackmon in “Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War...
  • East Bay demonstrator bruised but believes in peaceful protest

    12/12/2014 8:44:28 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 12, 2014 | Chip Johnson
    Dr. Maya Eydelman treats Zak Wear, who lost two teeth when he was attacked during a protest that turned violent Tuesday. Image 1 of 2 Dr. Maya Eydelman treats Zak Wear, who lost two teeth when he was attacked during a protest that turned violent Tuesday. Zak Wear believes it’s his civic duty to step into the street and lend his voice to the antipolice protests that have swept the nation and the Bay Area. Only next time he does it, he’s not going alone. And, the 25-year-old graduate seminary student from Richmond will have two new front teeth. Vandals...
  • Why We Believed Jackie's Rape Story [Because it rang true for so many... ]

    12/07/2014 1:10:07 PM PST · by Third Person · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | December 6th, 2014 | Julia Horowitz
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.— It was a near-unanimous reaction: shock, but not surprise. Disgust, but not doubt. Those were the feelings that characterized the endless conversations I had as a University of Virginia student following the Nov. 19 release of Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s article, “A Rape on Campus,” in Rolling Stone. “There was this horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach in [reading] the whole thing,” fourth-year student Anna Burke told me. “I have never been through something like that myself, but it was a refrain I had heard before. There was a sort of familiar sadness to it.” There was...
  • Geraldo Rivera: Ya era Hora (About Time) - Part One

    11/20/2014 1:23:06 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 60 replies ^ | November 20, 2014 | Geraldo Rivera
    epublicans had it coming. They allowed their House Leadership to be rendered irrelevant by anti-immigration radicals like Steve King of Iowa and Mo Brooks of Alabama. The right-wing herd and its supporting cast of screamers like Matt Drudge and Judicial Watch are indignant because they claim the president won't wait for the legislative process to work; that what Mr. Obama is doing is unconstitutional, imperial and impetuous. On both counts, that is total horsesh*t.
  • Keith Ellison: No mandate for GOP; electorate ‘has a lot of complicated things that it thinks’

    11/20/2014 12:58:09 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 34 replies ^ | November 18, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Rep. Keith Ellison, Minnesota Democrat, said Tuesday that Republicans don’t have a mandate after a midterm election cycle in which they took back control of the Senate and picked up about a dozen seats in the House — pointing to low voter turnout and successful ballot initiatives on raising the minimum wage as evidence of a nuanced electorate. Appearing on CNN’s “New Day,” Mr. Ellison was responding to comments from Sen. Mike Lee, Utah Republican, that the American people have spoken and President Obama can listen to them on issues like immigration. “Well, you know, we had a 72-year low...