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  • Samuel L. Jackson under fire for alleged homophobic tweet

    06/17/2018 1:09:28 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | June 17, 2018 | Bruce Haring, Deadline
    Tough-talking actor Samuel L. Jackson wished President Donald Trump a happy birthday on Friday, but the Twitterverse took exception to the perceived anti-gay slurs in the message and laid their vengeance upon him. Jackson’s tweet: “Must have been a party at The White House, Mitch, Paul, Rudy & others were spotted wearing knee pads & carrying these lined up outside. Happy Birthday.” The tweet included an image of a product called “After Dick Mints” with the tagline “Going down?” One Twitter user asked, “Did you and Joy Reid get hacked by the same person?” The reference is to the MSNBC...
  • President Trump Tweets to De Niro: "Wake up Punchy!"

    06/12/2018 4:38:47 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 180 replies
    President Trump's Twitter Account ^ | 6/12/18 | President Donald J. Trump
    Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received to many shots to the head by real boxers in movies. I watched him last night and truly believe he may be “punch-drunk.” I guess he doesn’t... ...realize the economy is the best it’s ever been with employment being at an all time high, and many companies pouring back into our country. Wake up Punchy! Donald J. Trump Verified account @realDonaldTrump 3h3 hours ago
  • Trump Is Going Full Alinsky – and His Opponents Are Flummoxed

    05/19/2018 5:48:12 AM PDT · by mairdie · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 19, 2018 | Brian C. Joondeph
    ...The left, despite conventional wisdom, has no monopoly on Alinsky's rules. Instead these rules can be used by the right, also as blueprint for effecting change. The dirty little secret is that Alinsky has little in common with modern leftists. As Ralph Benko writes, "Alinsky was an aggressively anti-communist, anti-big government, populist with a healthy contempt for liberals." He would more likely be found at a Tea Party rally wearing a MAGA hat than at a resistance march wearing a pink pussy hat. ... President Trump, knowingly or unknowingly, has co-opted Alinsky's Rules for Radicals, using them effectively to advance...
  • 'A serious mistake': Obama's statement on Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal

    05/08/2018 1:34:36 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 82 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05/08/2018 | Mike Calia
    FULL TITLE: 'A serious mistake': Read Barack Obama's statement on President Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal "I believe that the decision to put the JCPOA at risk without any Iranian violation of the deal is a serious mistake," Obama. Here's Obama's full statement:
  • Boulder files lawsuit against ExxonMobil, Suncor over climate change

    04/18/2018 7:22:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    FOX 31 Denver ^ | April 17, 2018 | by Joe St. George
    BOULDER, Colo. -- At a rally on Pearl Street in Boulder on Tuesday, city and county leaders announced they will be suing two major energy producers, ExxonMobil and Suncor, alleging they are responsible for climate change. "This is about fiscal responsibility, it's about climate accountability," Boulder Mayor Suzanne Jones said. "Local governments simply cannot afford to foot the bill of climate change alone so we are asking for compensation for those companies who have benefited tremendously huge profits from fossil fuels." Matt Dempsey with the Western Energy Alliance, a group that advocates on behalf of oil and gas producers, called...
  • Obama portraits make history with compelling works from significant painters

    02/15/2018 6:59:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 140 replies
    Dallas News ^ | February 15, 2018 | by Rick Brettell, Art Critic
    The U.S. was rather late in establishing a National Portrait Gallery - and in creating the conditions for commissioning official portraits of presidents and first ladies. There is little doubt that the Obamas were the most stylish and sophisticated first couple since the Kennedys and, as powerful individuals in their respective roles, the Obamas elected to each choose a different painter, thus breaking the tradition of commissioning official portraits from one - always white and always male - artist. But nothing is typical about the Obamas. They were the first African-American couple in the White House, and nothing is typical...
  • Strobe Talbott's Fifth Estate (5th Column, more like)

    02/03/2018 10:35:39 AM PST · by John S Mosby · 14 replies
    "To have found himself in such high clover -- Friend of Bill Clinton, Keeper of the Secrets, Defender of the Middle Path -- is surely to feel a little giddy, a little wonderful. In 22 years of diplomatic reporting for Time magazine he had allowed himself only one Walter Mitty fantasy, and that was to be ambassador to Moscow. Now he is the number two man at State. Now there is not only Russia to deal with, but Bosnia and Haiti. Already he has learned to strike the note of cautious optimism ("We have faced up to Bosnia in a...
  • Shoving Alinsky's Rules for Radicals Right Back in the Left's Ugly Face

    01/28/2018 3:37:23 PM PST · by mairdie · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | Feb 13, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter Kurt Schlichter
    Rule 1: "Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have." Actually, we now have a lot of power. No, we don't have direct power over liberal bastions like Hollywood, the media and academia, but by threatening to use governmental levers of power to impact their tax breaks, copyright laws, and subsidies, we can pound them into submission. And Trump is clearly willing to use all his powers to beat the living liberalism out of our enemy. Wait, this is where the Fredocons loosen their bow ties and stutter, "Why...we can't...Professor Wellington Wimpenheimer IV would...
  • Global climate action must be gender equal

    11/15/2017 7:17:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 15, 2017 | by Hilda Heine
    Women bear the heaviest brunt of global warming, and are less empowered to contribute to solutions. A new action plan agreed at the Bonn climate talks aims to reverse this inequality. The women of the Marshall Islands and the Pacific have been fighting colonialism and injustice for a long time. They bore the brunt of the long term effects of nuclear testing, and women leaders like Lijon Eknilang and Darlene Keju-Johnson brought these issues to the international stage. For women, fighting for justice – including climate justice – can be downright dangerous. Last year was one of the deadliest for...
  • Fighting Fire with Fire: A Republican Finally Co-opts Alinsky's Rules for Radicals

    09/25/2017 10:38:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | September 25, 2017 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals is considered the bible for the left, the Democrat Party playbook. Hillary Clinton wrote her college thesis on Alinsky’s book. Barack Obama is a disciple of this guide for community organizing. The reality is that the “Rules” are applicable to any political cause or movement, not just one on the left side of the political spectrum. I kept hearing about this book and decided to read it for myself. Wearing a tin foil hat with a clove of garlic around my neck, I ventured to the dark side and opened the book. I found Alinsky’s...
  • Soros’s Smear Scripts

    03/02/2017 9:47:36 AM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    Frontpage ^ | March 2, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    A radical group linked to rogue billionaire George Soros has been providing scripts containing anti-Trump talking points for constituents to read aloud during congressional town hall meetings. One of the scripts distributed by the Revolutionary Love Project encourages town hall participants meeting with their member of Congress to accuse the Trump administration of – wait for it – “xenophobia, racism, and Islamophobia.” Constituents are urged to use those precise words to “forcefully condemn” President Trump’s immigration and border security initiatives, Aaron Klein reports at Breitbart News. Information about the scripts came as leaked audio from anti-Trump activists associated with the...
  • Barack Obama, the Quintessential Liberal Fascist

    09/11/2017 4:40:53 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Share Share | Twitter | Facebook | Comments | Print | Email May 12, 2009 Read more: http://www. | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    "They fear that the development and building of People's (community) Organizations is the building of a vast power group which may fall prey to a fascistic demagogue who will seize leadership and control and turn an organization into a Frankenstein's monster against democracy." - Saul Alinsky responding to his critics, Reveille for Radicals; p. 199 When Saul Alinsky began building his community-organization movement in 1930s Chicago, observers were watching Alinsky with one eye, while with the other eye observing the building of communist and fascist movements in Europe.
  • The Dialectics of Kid Rock

    09/10/2017 10:01:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | September 10, 2017 | Matthew Franks
    Before analyzing Kid Rock as a cultural phenomenon, we first have to spend some time with the Frankfurt School, a group of European academics who rose to prominence in the mid 20th century. No, seriously. The word "dialectic" gets thrown around enough to warrant some clarification. Now used primarily as a pseudo-intellectual shibboleth to refer to social changes, the philosophical roots of the modern concept of dialectic are surprisingly important. Dialectic describes Hegel's idea that as society moves toward its perfected state, it must resolve internal contradictions – issues that cause social unrest and then lead to social change. According...
  • Swirling Down The Memory-Hole

    08/26/2017 7:53:00 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 115 replies
    Original Material | 8/26/2017 | By Laz A. Mataz
    In late 2011, when the Fast and Furious Obama-gunrunning scandal broke the news media logjam, I noticed something very odd: Almost immediately thereafter, two other major scandals broke open almost simultaneously. Soylandra, a 'green energy' startup, was shown to have misused and diverted millions of dollars, and there was a heavy political involvement by the Obama administration. Secondly, it emerged that the IRS was bending rules for liberal political advocacy groups and slow-walking the approval of conservative ones. It seemed to me, at the time, to be an Alinksy-style tactic: Overwhelming the system. By introducing and nearly-admitting several scandals at...
  • Reread Alinsky

    08/26/2017 10:10:07 AM PDT · by Don Corleone · 17 replies
    Wikipedia | 2017 | alinsky
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_for_Radicals
  • Conservatives Must Focus on Defeating The Alinsky Democrats

    08/17/2017 5:19:57 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 8 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 8.17.2017 | David Blackmon
    It is a sad truth of our current societal situation that those on the left wing of the political spectrum no longer possess the ability to argue political issues based on anything resembling facts or logic. I used to say that they no longer desire to do so, but it has become abundantly clear over the last decade that progressives simply no longer have the ability. The left abandoned any effort to really debate issues at the outset of the Bill Clinton presidency, as the Clintons brought their Saul Alinsky rules for radicals tactics to the White House. Those rules...
  • KrisAnne Hall, Dinesh D'Souza on C-Span2 Tonight

    08/06/2017 4:53:59 PM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ · 3 replies
    C-Span2 | 6 August, 2017 | Intolerant in NJ
    KrisAnne Hall, strict-constructionist constitutional lawyer, educator, Tea Party activist, and author, was this month's guest on C-Span2's "In-Depth" this afternoon. The program, three hours long, will be repeated tonight at midnight EDT. She responds to questions and comments from the program moderator and from viewers on her life and works. The titles of several of her books - Bedtime Stories for Budding Patriots and Not a Living Breathing Document: Reclaiming the Constitution tells much about her philosophy and teaching. Equally interesting is the story of her life, going from her childhood in a Democrat household where "the only thing more...
  • Alinsky's Rules For Freepers - #5

    07/29/2017 5:08:16 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 20 replies
    Vanity ^ | 7/29/17 | LRoggy
    Watching President Trump use his own version of Alinsky's Rules to get under the skin of the Republican Establishment, the Media and the Left I thought it would be a fun exercise to take each of the Rules and have my fellow Freepers try to design strategies to put each in place. This first one, #5, says: "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon." There is no defense. It's irrational. It's infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. In order to do that properly we should take the lead from President Trump's campaign...
  • Revolutionary Ancestors: Sidney & Alinsky Part III

    07/10/2017 1:21:49 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 3 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 10th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The purpose of Rules for Radicals is to encourage and guide revolutionaries in their quest to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. Where Machiavelli’s The Prince was written for the Haves on how to hold on to power, Alinsky’s Rules was for the Have-Nots on how to take it away. Mass organizations are to seize power and give it to the people. Only then, wrote Alinsky, can the people realize democracy, equality, justice, peace, education, useful employment, health, and “those circumstances” and values which give meaning to life. Yikes. Since change is...
  • Revolutionary Ancestors: Sidney & Alinsky Part II

    07/03/2017 1:56:18 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 8 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 3rd 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: Alinsky Lives. Don’t look for fundamental principles in Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. You won’t find them. In her 1969 college thesis, Hillary admitted frustration in trying to make sense of his inconsistencies. So, as the title implies, Alinsky doesn’t expound on philosophical nostrums, but rather delivers tactics with which to tear down institutions. The danger of adherence to principles of any sort is that they typically harden into the straightjacket of dogma, and dogma is counter-productive to change. Dogmatic ideology locks its adherents into an unchanging course of thought in a rapidly changing world. Ideology stifles free thought and...