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  • Ammon Bundy Quits Militia Movement in Solidarity With Migrant Caravan

    12/08/2018 8:47:02 AM PST · by conservative98 · 160 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 12/8/2018 | Eric Levitz
    ...Bundy naturally just disavowed the militia movement in solidarity with the migrant caravan, suggested that nationalism is actually the opposite of patriotism, and said that Trump’s America resembles nothing so much as 1930s Germany. Last week, Bundy posted a video to Facebook in which he criticized President Trump for demonizing the Central American migrants who were traveling in a caravan to seek asylum in the United States. “To group them all up like, frankly, our president has done — you know, trying to speak respectfully — but he has basically called them all criminals and said they’re not coming in...
  • Colorado’s Hickenlooper staffs up for possible 2020 bid

    12/05/2018 10:53:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 5, 2018 | Nicholas Riccardi and James Anderson
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and his allies are taking new steps toward launching a presidential campaign, including interviews with dozens of potential staffers and hiring a pollster and national fundraiser, according to a person close to the Democrat.He’s already launched a political action committee that allows him to raise money nationally and hired his 2014 campaign manager, Brad Komar, to run it. Since the PAC was formed in September, Komar has done 80 interviews with possible campaign staffers, the person said. Of those, Hickenlooper has conducted or participated in 30 interviews. The operation has hired Democratic veteran Anna Greenberg as...
  • Peter Thiel predicts ‘reformation’ of higher education in speech to student journalists

    12/03/2018 1:23:17 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 46 replies
    thecollegefix.com ^ | 12/1/18 | Jennifer Kabbany
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Peter Thiel is an optimist. Standing before a room full of nearly 100 right-of-center student journalists on Friday night, he told the crowd “we are not on the losing side of history.” But a “reformation” needs to happen first, the billionaire tech mogul and libertarian philanthropist said. “Universities today are as corrupt as the Catholic Church of 500 years ago,” Thiel said. During his speech, he spoke of an academia that has shut down debate, excommunicated conservative scholars, and insisted a college degree is the only way to “salvation,” that being a good job and solid future....
  • MSNBC Legal Analyst: Reasoning Behind Roe v. Wade ‘Shaky’

    07/07/2018 9:27:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Could Danny Cevallos’ days at MSNBC be numbered? The question arises because he has–twice by my count–had the temerity to confound liberal thinking on Joy Reid’s show. Back in February, we noted Cevallos gently explaining to Reid that her suggestion that payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal could be “bribes” was wrong. If that was a gutsy thing for Cevallos to do, he took things a giant step further today. For many liberals, abortion is the ultimate issue, and Roe v. Wade the sacred cow. But Cevallos had the audacity to flatly assert: “Anyone–people on both sides would agree...
  • Sen. Rand Paul holding up US aid to Israel

    11/28/2018 4:06:31 PM PST · by SJackson · 55 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11-28-18
    Republican Sen. Rand Paul blocking codification of Obama-era military deal with Israel. Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is blocking U.S. military aid to Israel. Paul, who has previously called to cut defense assistance to Israel, recently put a hold on the U.S.-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018, which codifies into law the $38 billion defense aid package for Israel over 10 years that was negotiated in the final days of the Obama administration. A hold is a parliamentary procedure that allows senators to prevent a motion from reaching a floor vote. The Senate passed the act in early...
  • A Famous Science Fiction Writer's Descent Into Libertarian Madness (Robert Heinlein)

    11/18/2018 6:15:19 PM PST · by narses · 90 replies
    The New Republic ^ | June 8, 2014 | By JEET HEER
    By JEET HEER June 8, 2014 The science-fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein once described himself as “a preacher with no church.” More accurately, he was a preacher with too many churches. Rare among the many intellectual gurus whose fame mushroomed in the 1960s, Heinlein was a beacon for hippies and hawks, libertarians and authoritarians, and many other contending faiths—but rarely at the same time. While America became increasingly liberal, he became increasingly right wing, and it hobbled his once-formidable imagination. His career, as a new biography inadvertently proves, is a case study in the literary perils of political extremism. MOST...
  • Gillibrand: Trump ‘Has Created Division and Hate Throughout Society’

    11/18/2018 2:24:24 PM PST · by rktman · 92 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 11/16/2018 | Melanie Arter
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of fomenting hate and division, citing an increase in hate crimes through the state of New York. “I think we are in a moment in time where our country and our morality as a country is literally on knife’s edge. We have a president who has blurred, even destroyed the lines between right vs. wrong. He has demonized immigrants. He has created division and hate throughout society,” she said during a speech at the National Action Network Conference. “In New York State, we have more hate crimes than we have...
  • Are the Laws of the Universe Fine-Tuned for Life?

    11/15/2018 5:19:25 AM PST · by Heartlander · 73 replies
    Discover ^ | November 12, 2018 | Korey Haynes
    Are the Laws of the Universe Fine-Tuned for Life? By Korey Haynes | November 12, 2018 Humans have often looked at the night sky and wondered if there’s anyone else out there. But stare into that darkness long enough, and many wonder instead: how did we get here? What were the odds, in a universe so enormous and chaotic, that humans should have come to exist at all? Is life, let alone intelligent life, such a wildly improbable occurrence that we’re the only ones here? Or are we an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics?Life exists on Earth (assuming...
  • California’s Typhus Surge Is Linked to Fleas, Feces, and Bad Economic Policies

    11/18/2018 6:49:20 AM PST · by deandg99 · 29 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/18/2018 | Chloe Anagnos
    Typhus is on the rise in Los Angeles, with its epicenter in downtown, where the city’s sanitation officials are struggling to respond to the nearly two thousand “cleanup requests” they get from locals every month. Like San Francisco, LA is struggling to clean up city streets of human waste—specifically feces—due to a lack of public restrooms and a growing homeless population. There was an average of 700 requests in the area in the spring of 2016, but officials now claim they receive about 1,900 cleanup calls per month thanks to the number of growing homeless camps. But the growing homelessness...
  • WATCH: Famed Child Drag Queen Joins Other Drag Artists on ‘Good Morning America’

    11/14/2018 12:05:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | November 13, 2018 | The Activist Mommy
    You’ve likely seen him on social media, and now, the famous 11-year-old drag queen is gracing the airwaves of popular daytime television show “Good Morning America.” In yet another indication that cross-dressing and the LGBT lifestyle are beyond normalized in our culture, “Desmond is Amazing,” was a guest on the long-running ABC morning show, where he was surprised by some of America’s most famous drag queens. LGBT Nation reports:
  • Facebook Fired Virtual Reality Pioneer for Supporting Trump

    11/13/2018 11:39:57 AM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    Front Page ^ | November 12, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Silicon Valley is in thrall to the cult of diversity. Its measures its employees against racial metrics even as an industry, whose engine is meant to be the intellect, purges any hint of intellectual diversity. It happened at Mozilla with Brendan Eich, the creator of Javascript. It happened at Google with James Damore. Now it happened at Facebook with Palmer Luckey. Luckey's Oculus fueled the race for virtual reality. Facebook bought his company for a fortune. And then it forced him out because he supported Trump and opposed Hillary.
  • Poll: 61 Percent of Democrats Say Republicans Are ‘Racist,’ ‘Bigoted,’ ‘Sexist’

    11/12/2018 7:34:19 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 12, 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    A majority of Democrats — 61 percent — describe Republicans as “racist, “bigoted,” and “sexist,” according to a Monday-published poll commissioned by Axios. Thirty-one percent of Republicans describe Democrats the same way. The online poll surveyed 3,215 U.S. adults, and has a margin of error of three percentage points. Fifty-four percent of Democrats view Republicans as “ignorant,” with 49 percent of Republicans similarly viewing Democrats. Fifty percent of Republicans cast Democrats as “evil,” with 44 percent of Democrats doing the same with Republicans.
  • Congressman Billybob Sez: Historians against History (HAH!)

    01/31/2003 10:35:25 AM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 29 replies · 447+ views
    United Press International ^ | 30 January 2003 | Congressman Billybob (J. Armor, Esq.)
    From the Washington Politics & Policy Desk Published 1/30/2003 6:20 PM HIGHLANDS, N.C., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- This here's the 335th Report ta the Folks Back Home from the (More er Less) Honorable Billybob, cyberCongressman from Western Carolina. The two big subjecks rat now r Gulf War II n the state ov the U.S. economy. President Bush addressed both subjecks in his State ov the Union address Tuesday night. We'll take a look atta firs item, the impendin war agin Iraq. In partic'lar, we'll look at one part ov the opposition ta that war, namely "historians." Yer Congresscritter hazza mild...
  • The Top Four Reasons California Is Unsustainable

    11/10/2018 2:08:03 PM PST · by RedMonqey · 81 replies
    Forbes ^ | Apr 19, 2018 | Thomas Del Beccaro
    California is a place unlike any other on the Globe. It boasts perhaps the greatest natural resources of any state along with shining high-tech industries. However, like many good economic stories, government policies threaten its future. Indeed, its government has made California unsustainable. Of course, it wasn’t always this way. As the 1960s came to a close in California, it had a population of nearly twenty million. In the decade before, its economic strength afforded the construction of a vast State Water Project and higher education system that was the envy of the world. Matched with a majestic and trade...
  • Shannon Watts from Moms Demand Action Exposed!

    11/08/2018 5:33:32 PM PST · by deandg99 · 3 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/08/2018 | Lance D Johnson
    It’s a mother’s instinct to protect her children, to nurture and care for them. Why would a self-ascribed “mom” go on a crusade to take away the right of mothers and fathers to protect their children? Why would this heroic mom want to restrict the family’s ability to protect the ones they love? Why would that mother want to take away protections for school kids, emboldening evil by creating and promoting more gun-free zones? Why would anyone get behind that same “mom” who worked for Monsanto, who promoted cancer-causing herbicide in children’s breakfast cereals? Who is this mom and what...
  • NYT Columnist: Let's Face It, All Republicans Are Just Bad People

    11/05/2018 3:20:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 118 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    So, after all this talk about dialing down the rhetoric, letÂ’s be clear about something: thatÂ’s never, ever going to happen. As long as there is a Democratic Party, it wonÂ’t happen. You cannot reason with these people. We said the same thing after the assassination attempt of former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ). It didnÂ’t take. Why? ItÂ’s because Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, red states and blue states are different. We have different cultural attitudes, different views on patriotism (Democrats hate outward displays of national pride), and DEEP differences on how government should run the country. We...
  • Media nightmare: Black pro-Trump voters

    11/05/2018 6:58:44 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Charles Hurt
    Because President Trump is an Alt-Right, White-Supremacist, Nationalist Racist who wants to bring black slavery back in America, he dispatched a tweet proudly declaring record support among black voters. “New Fox Poll shows a ‘40% Approval Rating by African Americans for President Trump, a record for Republicans.’ Thank you, a great honor!” See, the thing you don’t understand about Alt-Right, White Supremacist, Nationalist Racists is that while their entire mission is to bring back black slavery, they also really want to be popular among black voters. Such disgusting white privilege! Of course the Great White Media immediately pounced on the...
  • As a Democrat, I Know When I See A Radical Liberal Activist

    11/05/2018 12:52:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2018 | Sheriff Tony Mace
    We are told that Xochitl Torres Small is a traditional New Mexico Democrat like myself — one who loves hunting on our beautiful public lands.This wouldn’t be the first time that a campaign ad has tried to mislead us about a politician, of course, but it’s still insulting. Small is a lifelong liberal activist who has raised millions of dollars from out of state interests to brand herself as a moderate and win the race for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District in November, but her political record is simply too blue to hide behind a quick coat of purple paint. If you want...
  • Dartmouth prof: 'If we don't abolish capitalism, capitalism will abolish us' ( Climate change )

    11/04/2018 7:15:37 AM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Nov 01, 2018 | Rob Shimshock
    Dartmouth College lecturer Mark Bray made the argument to abolish capitalism in a recent op-ed for Truthout, linking capitalism to the prioritizing of profit over the environment and everything else. The professor has previously donated half of the profits from his book chronicling Antifa to the organization, written an introduction to an Antifa comic book, and tweeted glowingly about Antifa flags made by kids at a summer camp. Dartmouth professor argued on Tuesday that "if we don't abolish capitalism, capitalism will abolish us." Dartmouth College lecturer Mark Bray made the remark in an op-ed for Truthout, titled "How Capitalism Stokes...
  • NAACP rescinds its support of Puerto Rican statehood

    07/19/2018 9:05:21 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    The NAACP on Thursday rescinded its support for Puerto Rican statehood. The civil rights group emphasized Puerto Rican "self-determination" in a statement walking back its endorsement of a bill that would make Puerto Rico the 51st state, which it voted to support on Tuesday. "Puerto Rico should be free to decide its preferred option in a fair and inclusive manner," the NAACP said, adding that it has a "long history of supporting the democratic value of self-determination." In a statement on Tuesday, the NAACP threw its weight behind the Puerto Rican Admission Act after an appeal from Gov. Ricardo Rosselló,...