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  • A viral story spread. The mainstream media rushed to keep up. The Trump Internet pounced. (SPIN)

    01/22/2019 8:46:55 PM PST · by Tired of Taxes · 40 replies
    MSN / The Washington Post ^ | 1-22-19 | Abby Ohlheiser, Paul Farhi
    But the Covington story isn’t just a run-of-the-mill incident of viral outrage. It involved MAGA-hat-wearing teens and Native American activists. Those who shared the video in those first 24 hours, including many conservatives, seemed to feel it was emblematic of the vitriol and racism that drives the worst of American culture. But when new details shifted the story into more ambiguous territory, a well-oiled machine of pro-Trump personalities and sites saw an opportunity to strike. For the students and their defenders, attempts by the media to complicate the narrative of the first viral video came too late. Online vigilantes had...
  • How a Mob of Leftist Bullies Seized Control of America

    01/22/2019 5:59:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 22, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The White House just announced that the speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, will not even have a conversation with President Trump about the government shutdown and any of the proposals to end it. Why is anybody surprised over this? You know, my degree of frustration here is mounting. And it’s all rooted in the fact that there are apparently still so many people on our side who do not instinctively understand who the left is, who the media, who the Democrat Party is — what their tactics are, what their objective is — and therefore don’t seem to...
  • Encouraging new season for Christians in Mideast

    01/22/2019 5:53:22 PM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | January 21, 2019 | Joel C. Rosenberg
    The media are largely missing this historic development, but it’s worth taking a closer look. Something hopeful is happening in the Middle East. As 2019 begins, Christians in the region are experiencing the most encouraging season of personal security, religious freedom and peaceful coexistence with Muslims in living memory. The media are largely missing this historic development, but it’s worth taking a closer look. Just a few years ago, the so-called Islamic State was waging genocide against Christians in Iraq and Syria and threatening to destabilize Jordan – a country with a historic Christian population – and “slaughter” King Abdullah...
  • A Spoof that Tells a Deeper Story

    01/22/2019 5:12:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2019 | Robert Knight
    Some years ago, a fake edition of the tabloid National Enquirer hit the streets. The problem was that it’s nearly impossible to satirize something already over the top. It wasn’t funny. The same thing occurred this past Wednesday in Washington, where a leftist team distributed a reported 30,000 copies of a faux edition of the Washington Post. The fake paper reported under an all-caps headline “UNPRESIDENTED” that President Trump had disappeared. The subhead read: "Trump hastily departs White House, ending crisis." Another headline was “Celebrations break out worldwide as Trump era ends." The festivities would be those erupting in newsrooms,...
  • Is America’s President More King or Duke?

    01/22/2019 2:42:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2019 | Deroy Murdock
    NEW YORK — Today’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday is the perfect occasion to ask: Is President Donald J. Trump more like Dr. King or more akin to former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke?The answer from the media/Democrat/Left (excuse the redundancy) is crystal clear: Duke!“This president has said and done so many insensitive and bigoted and racist things that if you support him, people like me want to understand why you ignored so much in order to support this man,” CNN anchor Don Lemon foamed at the mouth last week. “You may not think you are a...
  • The Prolife Covington Catholic Teens Aren’t the Racists

    01/22/2019 1:44:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2019 | Ryan Bomberger
    America has a mob mentality problem. And it’s getting worse.Social media can simultaneously be a great disseminator of factual information and a wretched distributor of #fakenews. For Covington Catholic teenagers, it was the latter. Mainstream media constantly laments that they are called #fakenews, while gleefully spewing it every day. It’s why Gallup reports that 43% of Americans have a very/somewhat unfavorable opinion of the news media. It’s even more heightened when you see that 68% of Republicans have an unfavorable opinion versus 18% of Democrats. Hmmmmm, wonder why?An inarguably leftist news media refuses to tell the truth about _______.  Just...
  • The Disgraceful Covington Catholic Pile-On

    01/22/2019 1:20:19 PM PST · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1-22-2019 | BRUCE BAWER
    The daily media smearing of Donald Trump and his followers is one thing, but the readiness not just of the media but of self-righteous types from all walks of life to demonize a bunch of Kentucky high-school kids on the basis of a couple of news reports was truly breathtaking. Presumably everyone knows the story by now. Last Friday, after attending the March for Life in Washington, D.C., several boys from Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Kentucky, were waiting outside the Lincoln Memorial for their bus home when something happened. The early reports accused the boys, some of...
  • Democrat Old Guard Targets Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    01/22/2019 1:12:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 22, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: But one of the things that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said… She was on Colbert last night, and Colbert actually asked her, “So…” Folks, I can’t repeat this. It’s the F-word that he asked her in terms of, “So do you give a” F-word? He asked her (paraphrased), “How many f-[words] do you give a rat’s rear end about all these critics?” And her answer is… They bleeped it out. But he actually used the word in the telecast. She said so many stupid things, but chief among them was we only have 12 years… Now, this is not some...
  • When Democracy Fails to Deliver

    01/22/2019 11:58:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall. com ^ | January 22, 2019 | Pat Buchanan
    "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible ... make violent revolution inevitable," said John F. Kennedy. In 2016, the U.S. and Britain were both witnesses to peaceful revolutions. The British voted 52-48 to sever ties to the European Union, restore their full sovereignty, declare independence and go their own way in the world. Trade and immigration policy would henceforth be decided by a parliament elected by the people, not by bureaucrats in Brussels. "Brexit" it was called. And British defiance stunned global elites. Two and a half years later, Britain is still inside the EU, and no one seems to know...
  • Should the Illinois Tollway keep spending this $25 million?

    01/22/2019 10:59:26 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 27, 2018 | Editorial Board
    Northern Illinois has its share of public works projects that have languished in the “planning stages” for years without ever seeing an inaugural bucket of concrete poured. Millions spent, nothing delivered. A third airport in Peotone comes to mind. So do the Illiana toll road and, for those with long memories, the Crosstown Expressway proposal of the 1960s and ’70s. You probably can put the Route 53 extension on the same dusty shelf. Proposals for an expressway that would extend Route 53 into Lake County stretch back to the 1960s. ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads But now the Chicago Metropolitan...
  • Anti-Christian Ideology Is an Emerging Aspect of White Progressive Populism

    01/22/2019 8:45:43 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 1-22-19 | David French
    One striking feature of left-wing hostility to conservative Christianity is its insistence that opposition to secular progressive morality is proof of malign intent. Instead of asking whether progressive intolerance (or the selection of a corrupt Democratic candidate) played any part in the 81 percent white Evangelical opposition to Hillary Clinton, all too many progressives use that level of united opposition as grounds for further hatred. And, yes, there’s also the condescending sympathy: “They’re brainwashed by Fox. They’re voting against their interests.” Last summer I wrote an essay called the Great White Culture War. I argued that a great deal of...
  • Democrats lurch left on top policies as 2020 primary begins

    01/22/2019 7:57:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 22, 2019 | Steve Peoples
    Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro launched his campaign by pledging support for “Medicare for All,” free universal preschool, a large public investment in renewable energy and two years of free college for all Americans. That wasn’t enough for some of his party’s most liberal members. […] Welcome to the 2020 presidential primary. Almost no policy is too liberal for Democrats fighting to win over their party’s base, which is demanding a presidential nominee dedicated to pursuing bold action on America’s most pressing challenges. Among two dozen possible candidates, virtually all have embraced universal health care in one form or another....
  • Amtrak Forgot Trains Aren't Planes

    01/22/2019 6:48:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2019 | Salena Zito
    PITTSBURGH -- For nearly a quarter of a century, Amtrak's Capitol Limited route has taken me from my beloved hometown to Washington, D.C. Sometimes for fun, almost always for work, the experience is never the same. And if you are a rail lover, it is always about the experience. There is only one train that leaves the Pittsburgh station every day, and that is at 5:20 a.m. (which means your alarm goes off at 3:30 a.m.). Thanks to sharing the line with freight, that almost always means a 20- to 90-minute departure delay. Then there's the nearly eight-hour trip, twice...
  • American Psychological Association Has Made Choosing a Therapist Easy

    01/22/2019 6:30:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2019 | Dennis Prager
    The American Psychological Association has, in its words, issued "its first-ever guidelines for practice with men and boys." These guidelines "draw on more than 40 years of research showing that traditional masculinity is psychologically harmful and that socializing boys to suppress their emotions causes damage." Three observations: 1) The last thing American males need today is less masculinity. If you need proof, ask women who are looking for a husband whether the men they date exhibit too much masculinity, too little masculinity or just the right amount. I have talked to hundreds of women on my radio show (every week...
  • The Democrat Party Has Forgotten Their Roots (by AFGE 2463 President)

    01/21/2019 4:37:04 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 23 replies
    FedSmith ^ | Jan 21, 2019
    I am President of AFGE Local 2463 representing all the Smithsonian Museums, Research Centers, National Zoo as well as the Kennedy Center. My membership is faced with a government shutdown while the political games continue between the Republicans and the Democrats.The Democratic Party has forgotten its roots and which groups actually built the Democratic Party. They have taken for granted the union members, the working poor and the African American Community who have marched to the polls and pulled the lever for the Democrats.Construction sites used to be filled with high paying Union members building housing for Americans. Now you...
  • When doctors ignore a living will and prolong suffering

    01/21/2019 4:30:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    The wife of a retired periodontist suffering from Alzheimer’s, Dr. Gerald Greenberg, has filed a lawsuit against a New York hospital claiming that doctors violated his last wishes. As the New York Post reports, Mrs. Elaine Greenberg’s husband was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in his fifties and by the age of 63 was completely disconnected from the real world. But shortly after finding out about his condition and while still in a sound state of mind he had drawn up a living will which effectively established a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order. When Dr. Greenberg fell seriously ill and...
  • Watch Out For Far Left Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren

    01/21/2019 3:57:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | Rachel Alexander
    Everyone knows that Democratic Senator Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren of Massachusetts falsely claimed to be Native American. But what do we know about her record? She announced a couple of weeks ago that she has formed an exploratory committee for president, and is considered one of the leading contenders for the Democratic ticket. Don’t buy into her pseudo-populist rhetoric. She is no moderate Democrat. The Boston Globe correctly observed about her early campaigning in New Hampshire, “Elizabeth Warren’s N.H. swing is about poaching Bernie Sanders’ base.” The Guardian notes that “commentators often talk of a ‘Sanders-Warren wing’ of the Democratic party.” And New York Magazine points out that it...
  • South Korea bypassing North Korea sanctions

    01/21/2019 3:15:54 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | Jan 13, 2019
    President Moon Jae-in’s government is seeking ways to circumvent international sanctions against North Korea to reopen an inter-Korean industrial park. The Kaesong industrial complex north of the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas was shut down in February 2016 after Pyongyang conducted its fourth nuclear test. The ensuing moves by Seoul officials suggest the Moon administration is seeking to resume the inter-Korean projects, particularly the joint industrial park, as a catalyst for the North’s denuclearization rather than a step to be taken after a significant progress is made. But it would prove practically impossible to bypass sanctions imposed by a...
  • Sorry, Trump's Wall Speech Was Brilliant

    01/21/2019 3:08:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | Larry Provost
    My kid is an immigrant and came to America legally. I look with awe and wonder at him, remembering how his only wish was to come to America and have a family. It peeves me that illegal aliens are allowed to not only jump in line ahead of him like the schoolyard bully, but even reap benefits that he could not get (while he was waiting for his citizenship my son could not legally attend school for credit though illegals usually can). Angel Families surely feel what I feel, though much more magnified. Their pain is our pain and we...
  • McConnell's Valiant Role in President Trump’s Legacy of Reforming the Courts

    01/21/2019 2:38:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | Marjorie Dannenfelser
    Recently, President Trump announced his 19th (yes, nineteenth) round of judicial nominees. The president has not only had two outstanding Supreme Court justices successfully confirmed, fulfilling a key campaign promise, but also has appointed a record number of lower federal court judges. With a new majority in the Senate, these well-qualified nominees should not have trouble being confirmed. It’s impossible to imagine victories like these without the vision and courage of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Justice Antonin Scalia’s death was not only a great loss, it was a moment of turmoil for our nation that tested the resolve of...