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  • Stop and Think About This Headline

    10/05/2015 1:51:56 PM PDT · 17 of 18
    Hostage to Jane Long; itsahoot; mkjessup

    Yes #7 affirms why one of Obama’s first acts in 2009 was to take over the Census Bureau using Rahm Emanuel.

    I also witnessed in 1990 in California how illegal and Latino households were ‘coached’ to inflate the numbers of people living in their households. So if there were 7 illegals living in a 3 bedroom house, they would simply tell the Census Taker there were 15, etc.

  • Stop and Think About This Headline

    10/05/2015 1:38:53 PM PDT · 15 of 18
    Hostage to Jane Long; Liz

    The plan was for the illegals to be legalized via DACA, then DAPA in a number of several million, then place them strategically in critical districts of battleground states.

    The plan was not to have them vote illegally so much as it was to have them vote legally after obtaining citizenship. What was needed was to coordinate with the new Mexican President Nieto to fabricate papers that supported claims that the DACA/DAPA registrants had been in the USA for at least 5 years enabling them for immediate citizenship. Obama met with Nieto late last year for this precise purpose.

    We have already witnessed how the DACA registrants were moved all around the country and we have seen that many of these ‘children’ are in fact grown men,

  • Why Conservatives Elected to Congress Turn Into Moderates

    10/05/2015 9:36:23 AM PDT · 24 of 47
    Hostage to Kaslin

    This is somewhat insightful but flawed. All members of Congress are paid $174,000 per year and receive a LIFETIME pension for serving only one term in Congress.

    The lifetime pension should be done away with and the only thing that should be substituted are enticements similar to what the military offer: cancellation of student loan debt, one year’s pay upon vacating membership, mandatory hireback provisions for members that left an employed position and so on.

    The goal is to get members out of the mindset that they are set for life, that they feel compelled to stay in Congress because the perks are so good, etc.

  • Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached

    10/05/2015 9:08:00 AM PDT · 21 of 21
    Hostage to Greetings_Puny_Humans

    Jeff Sessions voted for the secret Iran deal. If that tells you anything it should convince you that you don’t know sh*t from shinola.

    Ted Cruz is a conservative champion. You on the other hand are nothing more than a yapping carnival barker behind a keyboard.

  • Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached

    10/05/2015 7:50:50 AM PDT · 17 of 21
    Hostage to Greetings_Puny_Humans

    Senator Jeff Sessions and Senator Mike Lee also voted for TPA so you would call them backstabbers too.

    Go away!

  • Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached

    10/05/2015 6:15:41 AM PDT · 12 of 21
    Hostage to Popman; ground_fog

    Don’t confuse TPP with TPA. TPP hasn’t been voted on yet. This NYT report is about TPP.

    Congress will now get to vote on TPP after coming months of debates. It is vital that conservatives like Ted Cruz vote down this rubbish.

    The only reason TPP is now coming to the forefront after failing the last 8 years is because Obama is promising bribes or has agreed to cede deals to key people.

    With Boehner to be gone, Americans have a chance to vote this garbage down. Donald Trump will have something to say about it. Nothing on any trade deal should happen until after Donald Trump is sworn in.

  • Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached

    10/05/2015 6:08:33 AM PDT · 11 of 21
    Hostage to ground_fog

    No he did not.

  • My “USA Today” op ed on Donald Trump and political ignorance

    10/04/2015 9:26:41 PM PDT · 23 of 88
    Hostage to 2ndDivisionVet

    Oh ta ta ... la professora ‘Ilya’, she noes zee best for everyone no? Elle savoie ce qu’il est le mieuz pour tout le monde!

    Blech! Ou est mon ‘barf bag’?

  • Cd Pell: Catholic Doctrine on Homosexuality Tantamount to ‘Societal Heresy’ But Must be Proclaimed

    10/04/2015 1:26:53 PM PDT · 5 of 16
    Hostage to Romulus; marshmallow

    > “They close the sexual act to the gift of life. “

    It’s worse than you can imagine.

    Whenever you might hear the refrain that homosexuals must recruit because they cannot reproduce, hear this:

    A homosexual couple of women go to a sperm bank and select sperm given by a man self-identifying as a homosexual or in certain instances a homosexual man known to the homosexual women.

    Artificial insemination ensues and a baby or babies are born.

    The heterosexuals who think they alone have access to the gift of life are wrong.

    Homosexuals are perverted not just in their sexual acts but in all their thinking. They now have the means to get on without the elements of heterosexuality which they abhor.

    That means they are free to think of a future free of heterosexuals.

    That means they can engage in perverse diabolical thinking that heterosexuals should be exterminated.

    This entire subject stems from the Evil One. Never forget that.

    Therefore, the Catholic Church or any Church that purports to open a door or adapt a modernist view on the homosexual are playing with fire. It will not turn out well under any circumstance.

  • Why Boehner Mattered

    10/04/2015 9:54:23 AM PDT · 2 of 24
    Hostage to Kaslin

    Bialoskey is so wrong on so many fronts it’s not worth getting into. Let him grovel in his Beltway Baloney.

  • Rare 3,000-year-old King David era seal discovered by Temple Mount Sifting Project

    10/04/2015 9:44:31 AM PDT · 18 of 34
    Hostage to

    > “ rare 3,000-year-old seal, from the time of King David in the 10th century ***BCE***, ... “

    Yep, got to hide those references to Christ wherever whenever one gets the opportunity.

  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Full Speech In Franklin, TN

    10/03/2015 5:44:48 PM PDT · 34 of 45
    Hostage to Atlantan; stilloftyhenight; LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

    Congrats Atlantan! You’re so fortunate! Thanks to stilloftyhenight for the tip that Donald is going to Las Vegas. I’m going to see if I can grab a flight from Seattle down there next week, maybe volunteer.

    I just talked to my mother, 86 years old and she said Donald Trump has ‘too many words’ and Dr. Carson is such a ‘nice man’. Then I told her what I uncovered about Donald Trump and how amazed I was at what he’s done for our vets even before he ever thought of running for President and she couldn’t believe it. Than I told her that indeed Dr. Carson is a very ‘nice man’ but ‘nice’ is not what America needs right now! Now she’s starting to have 2nd thoughts about DT in a good way!

    Just wait until more and more Americans learn about the real Donald Trump!

  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Full Speech In Franklin, TN

    10/03/2015 5:08:54 PM PDT · 29 of 45
    Hostage to JoeSeales

    I have been following most of Donald Trump’s rallies the last 3 months and this was the best, the smoothest yet full of passion and sincerity. He hit every note perfectly.

    He is improving greatly from rally to rally!

  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Full Speech In Franklin, TN

    10/03/2015 5:06:55 PM PDT · 28 of 45
    Hostage to stilloftyhenight


  • Chick-fil-A Madness Comes To Manhattan

    10/03/2015 7:10:31 AM PDT · 30 of 73
    Hostage to markomalley

    NYC brings Trump to the Country.

    The Country brings Chick-Fil-A to NYC.


  • Chris Matthews: 'This is the genius of Trump' (short video - Holy Cow)

    10/02/2015 8:05:00 AM PDT · 20 of 54
    Hostage to RoosterRedux

    Yep, pretty darn good and pretty darn shocking considering the source.

  • Report from the Eye of the Storm (Interview with Edward Pentin)

    10/02/2015 7:32:56 AM PDT · 2 of 2
    Hostage to markomalley

    It is disturbing to read that this Cardinal Kasper ‘lies’ and then gets caught with his voice audio recorded, and then complains about being secretly recorded, then threatens action; very disturbing.

    And it is disturbing that no disciplinary action, demotion or reassignment have been taken against Cardinal Kasper, and that can only mean that Pope Francis either supports Cardinal Kasper or that others misadvise and misreport to the Pope. In any case, the Catholic Church seems to be in clouded.

  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Fiery Speech in Keene, NH

    09/30/2015 7:47:47 PM PDT · 50 of 84
    Hostage to gaijin

    Good points! You’ve captured a connection of Donald Trump, he never talks down to his supporters and to those that he feels act appropriately.

  • Lawmakers: U.S. plan for Internet may be unconstitutional

    09/30/2015 7:34:35 PM PDT · 11 of 11
    Hostage to oblomov


  • Billionaire Lifts Marco Rubio, Politically and Personally

    09/30/2015 9:50:50 AM PDT · 5 of 30
    Hostage to NKP_Vet

    > “Now, with Mr. Rubio vaulting ahead of much of the Republican presidential field, ...”

    Say What?

  • Dying Petrodollar Ripples Through Markets As Asset Managers Bemoan Loss Of Saudi Bid

    09/30/2015 5:31:13 AM PDT · 5 of 5
    Hostage to RC one

    Short Summary:

    * Oil producers are losing dollars due to oil price drop and lower volume.

    * To get dollars, sell treasuries

    * To keep dollars, devalue local currency

    * Bear Markets in Stocks as oil dollars leave equities

    * Emotional spasms in Gold

    Short Short Summary:

    Mad dash scramble for oil producers to scarf every dollar they can lay hands to.

    Crystal Ball Astrological Projections:

    These are as good as any peer reviewed economic analysis. which means it’s dismal. Animals and their senses are better indicators.

    * Invest locally after the Big Scare

    * Vote for Trump/Cruz

    * Get involved with the Article V COS Movement

    * Start screaming about essentials and taxes

    * Enjoy America (seriously)

    * Go to Church/Synagogue with a Big Smile

  • Church of Scotland minister says to teach Jesus died for sins is "ghastly theology"

    09/29/2015 9:01:06 AM PDT · 24 of 52
    Hostage to Norm Lenhart

    In my mind and heart Jesus died for one reason only, to conquer death and in so doing defeat the Devil.

    In my mind and heart Jesus promises that our way to salvation is through Him, that no one reconciles to the Father except through Him the Christ.

    It matters not our sins, the nature of our sins, the number of our sins, when we seek Christ we are cleansed and our sins are in remission because of Christ.

    Christ is the Redeemer, the Savior promised to Adam by God. Adam had chosen to follow the Devil, even though influenced by deceit. Adam was remorseful and regretted his choice. God promised to him a Redeemer. Adam was immersed in sin and all his descendants were born in sim. The Redeemer was sent to redeem all who are in sin and that believe in God.

    I cannot conclude anything other than ultimately Christ died for us even though we are sinners, that we would live forever with the Father.

  • Mark Levin Gives Thumbs-Up on Donald Trump Tax Proposal: 'A Hell of a Plan'

    09/29/2015 8:39:52 AM PDT · 34 of 37
    Hostage to zeugma

    > “The retirement age should be around 80.”

    Sorry, doesn’t stand a chance unless you can pull a Mussolini act. More on this later.

    The practical way of getting to the goal is to first clip the IRS into a very small unit by freezing new hires and reassigning the millions to other areas such as border control operations. This is the Ted Cruz position.

    With a small unit of about 25,000 federal workers remaining in the IRS, they may be eliminated from working entirely from Income Tax Code operations and reassigned to provide services to consumption tax code operations working with state collection units.

  • Mark Levin Gives Thumbs-Up on Donald Trump Tax Proposal: 'A Hell of a Plan'

    09/29/2015 8:28:58 AM PDT · 32 of 37
    Hostage to zeugma

    Starts with Section II on page 166 and ends at Section III on page 181.

  • Mark Levin Gives Thumbs-Up on Donald Trump Tax Proposal: 'A Hell of a Plan'

    09/29/2015 8:11:32 AM PDT · 29 of 37
    Hostage to zeugma
    > "The real solution is to dump the income tax completely by repealing the amendment that authorized it, and going with a straight national sales tax."

    Almost correct. Fix your sentence to state:

    The real solution is to dump the income tax completely by repealing the amendment that authorized it, and going with a straight national RETAIL sales tax.

    > "I figure 10% would be about right, because God only asks for 10% and the government surely doesn't deserve more than God. If that's not enough money to run operations, then it is time to take a chainsaw to departments and agencies until it does."

    Fine 10% it is except you will need to cut everyone's social security check in half or extend the retirement age to about 95.

    You're smart enough to see that more work needs to be done rather than just blowing hot air about the level of tithing etc. I'm not criticizing you so much as I am egging you on to think and work further because you're on the right path.

  • Mark Levin Gives Thumbs-Up on Donald Trump Tax Proposal: 'A Hell of a Plan'

    09/29/2015 8:03:23 AM PDT · 28 of 37
    Hostage to zeugma

    > “Actually, your recap of the 1st income tax isn’t quite correct. On my website, you’ll find a page about it, that includes a PDF of the original income tax form and the instructions that it came with. It is 4 pages total.”

    Thanks for posting your link but you’re talking about the form, not the code. The code was 14 pages long.

  • Lawmakers: U.S. plan for Internet may be unconstitutional

    09/29/2015 6:57:21 AM PDT · 9 of 11
    Hostage to oblomov

    You forgot the part about “dispose of” which always implies in whole or part.

    But sounds like you’re working hard to become a good little Marxist. Isn’t it a little late to be vying for a slot in the Obama Administration?

  • Conservatives not running in race to replace Boehner

    09/29/2015 5:11:31 AM PDT · 10 of 39
    Hostage to GIdget2004

    Jamie Dupree eh? Why today are there so many reporters who don’t bother to do their homework and then think those of us who scan their product should take it as gospel?

    Did Dupree not see that Louie Gohmert endorsed Dan Webster?

  • Should Republicans Appear On Colbert?

    09/29/2015 5:03:22 AM PDT · 13 of 36
    Hostage to Kaslin

    I watched Cruz, then Trump on Colbert. on youtube.

    He was neither fair nor unfair but I could see this man has character defects of such magnitude that he should not be allowed by any network to be cast in a spot that gets the national eye because of the example he sets, even if the spot is late night because that’s the younger crowd and his example misinforms and misguides them.

    Fortunately, cable and satellite programmed television is on its way out. Free streaming is replacing it.

    Given this trend, the left picks talent in the form of wisecrackers and clowns to forward their message. The remedy is for conservatives to promote their brands of talent over those of the left. New comedic talents such as Brian Regan or old talents such as Jackie Mason help win hearts and minds of younger people to conservative philosophy.

  • Mark Levin Gives Thumbs-Up on Donald Trump Tax Proposal: 'A Hell of a Plan'

    09/29/2015 4:44:32 AM PDT · 15 of 37
    Hostage to A Navy Vet; Helicondelta

    > “Not being a Trump fan, I admit I like most of his plan...EXCEPT for those who make $25,000 (single) or $50,000 (joint) pay NO taxes at all. They say that’s about 50% of our working population. WTF?”

    In 1913 when the first constitutional income tax code was issued, the code was 14 pages long and had two brackets: 7% for the extremely rich who had incomes after expenses of $20 thousand or more and 1% on all others of net income after expenses.

    If a person or family had no income after expenses, they were not required to file. More than 98% of the adult population never filed and hence never thought a second about an income tax.

    There was never a sentiment about “people need to pay their fair share”.

    The sentiment “people need to pay their fair share” is a Marxist sentiment “to each according to their need, from each according to their ability”.

    If you are a veteran as am I, you were exposed to the notions of ‘duty’, a notion that was mandatory not voluntary. That notion does not carry over to a free civilian population where working is voluntary but necessary, never mandatory.

    You are mistaken to apply a military mentality to a free population. Such application is unsustainable and always results in revolt.

    The larger the population that pays no income tax the better. Because the income tax is a tool of Marxists.

    The consumption tax is the fairer tax and one that gets everyone to pay their share AFTER the essentials of living are bought which is a level of spending defined as the poverty line. All individuals and families who live in poverty are not required to pay tax. All those who are not in poverty are required to pay tax on purchases.

    The Trump plan resets the income tax code to boost economic growth. In the years ahead after he is gone, the tax code will once again grow into a monstrosity as it always does.

    The consumption after essentials tax plan never grows into a monster because everyone sees it everyday and they can never forget it. So they won’t go along with it growing and occupying a great part of their lives.


    09/28/2015 5:51:43 PM PDT · 102 of 134
    Hostage to Jacquerie

    It’s not the lawyers that are holding things up, it’s the state legislatures.

    If 34 of those legislatures pressed forward together, they could press Congress to call a Convention but they’re not doing that because they have 37 states who would rather work with the COS Project rules.

    Congress won’t call it because the applications have streamed in so slowly on so many subjects expiring or never renewed that they are not compelled and more importantly the states today do not want a COS without rules and restrictions


    09/28/2015 1:33:45 PM PDT · 94 of 134
    Hostage to betty boop
    So let the MSM explain to the people what "Tenth Amendment Powers" are. That should slow 'em down for a while.

    Certainly under that burden, they won't get to George Wallace — a Democrat — anytime soon. :^)

    "TENTH AMENDMENT POWERS"; I like that very much. It directs them to the Constitution and what the 10th Amendment says in the Constitution. It provides them no direct out, no direct means of hijacking the meaning of the Article V effort.

    I'm going to ask people to use that because it's more than just handling the media, it's also the local legislators when they ask what is the ultimate purpose for such an undertaking.

    Bravo betty boop!

  • Trump Proposes Replacing Obamacare with Government-Funded Universal Healthcare

    09/28/2015 11:49:06 AM PDT · 50 of 92
    Hostage to E. Pluribus Unum; 9YearLurker

    9YearLurker is correct on post #3.

    Trump will be out with a Health Plan in a few weeks. Until then no one should be speculating or smearing about what the Health Plan will be.


    09/28/2015 11:35:26 AM PDT · 88 of 134
    Hostage to betty boop

    “Tenth Amendment Powers” is excellent!

    “States Restoration”
    “Rebalancing Powers”
    “Leveling the Legislative Playing Fields”

    Many ‘positive’ slogans and phrases can be used to steer the movement into activities and discussions that are distraction-resistant.

  • Donald Trump's front-runner status has virtually evaporated

    09/28/2015 8:33:43 AM PDT · 89 of 98
    Hostage to Finny

    Take me off your ping list.

  • Boehner says he'll get lots done in last month as speaker

    09/28/2015 6:12:32 AM PDT · 25 of 52
    Hostage to Resettozero

    He’s very dangerous now. He can throw out enough lobbyist money to buy enough republican votes to join with democrats to pass Amnesty.

    He’s got to go now with not a moment to lose.


    09/28/2015 6:08:28 AM PDT · 8 of 24
    Hostage to JusPasenThru

    McCain is the wrong messenger for this. His name and reputation are just as controversial as the subject he is addressing.

  • Ranking the top 10 GOP candidates for president

    09/27/2015 8:53:16 PM PDT · 18 of 34
    Hostage to 2ndDivisionVet

    > “Some evidence shows that Trump’s shtick is starting to wear thin with Republican voters, ...”

    So says Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post.

    No Chris, the evidence is the ‘poll’ that you and all the leftwing cabal have been pumping nonstop for the last 48 hours and there is proof now that the poll was manipulated with analysis still ongoing.

    As to the rest of what you wrote, what was the point?

  • Donald Trump: America Needs ‘Fair Trade,’ Not ‘Free Trade’

    09/27/2015 8:46:22 PM PDT · 3 of 104
    Hostage to Red Steel

    Saw that. Trump was magnificent.

    He also showed he’s fully briefed on the Eisenhower solution to deporting millions of illegals. It seems he must have people reading Free Republic.

  • My gracious: What has happened to our politics?

    09/27/2015 8:41:37 PM PDT · 13 of 43
    Hostage to timlilje

    It was also reported that he state Jesus ‘failed’ at the Cross, in the human sense.

    I’ll give him slack for language barriers and translation nuances and will remain respectful of his position and office. And I know there are many fine Catholics devoted to their Church and this is their leader. I will respect that.

    But he worries me over immigration and global warming. I do not think our Lord would be touching those subjects. Francis is different, more political than spiritual it seems.

    God forgive me that I ignore him.

  • My gracious: What has happened to our politics?

    09/27/2015 8:36:45 PM PDT · 9 of 43
    Hostage to 2ndDivisionVet

    The only reason I stepped into this J Rubin fartfest is because you posted it.

    I know I know .... need to keep up with what gas flavors the enemy is passing around. But she is afterall a ‘conservative’ in the finest tradition of the Washington Compost Methane Generator.


    09/27/2015 6:56:31 PM PDT · 42 of 78
    Hostage to Republican Wildcat

    And the moon landing was shot entirely on a Universal Studio parking lot .......

    She has not viewed the videos. She won’t watch them. She has to invent a way out.

  • [Vanity] Trump manhandles SeeBS and Scott Pelley [On now West Coast 7pm]

    09/27/2015 6:48:41 PM PDT · 105 of 233
    Hostage to Kickass Conservative

    > “If Trump beats this into the ground he will be compared to the Nazis using Boxcars to take the Jews to Auscwotz, bet on it.”

    Hillary Clinton has already used that.

    But people see right through the scam of it.

  • [Vanity] Trump manhandles SeeBS and Scott Pelley [On now West Coast 7pm]

    09/27/2015 6:24:49 PM PDT · 87 of 233
    Hostage to re_nortex

    I am so happy to hear how clued in Donald Trump is. He’s totally up to speed on the history of the Eisenhower plan to deport millions of illegals!

    Donald Trump is amazing! He actually seems like he’s a longtime Freeper!

  • Loss of Tony Abbott as prime minister is a time of sorrow (Brilliant piece explains what happened)

    09/27/2015 5:37:14 PM PDT · 4 of 15
    Hostage to naturalman1975

    > “He was the victim of an incredibly hostile and dishonest media who deliberately highlighted even the smallest negatives ...”

    I think we know well this enemy.

  • I Didn't Jump Off the Liberal Crazy Train for This

    09/27/2015 5:25:49 PM PDT · 16 of 37
    Hostage to Ann Archy

    Not only that but he is factually inaccurate on several accounts.

    He’s a waste of eye focus.

  • Donald Trump's front-runner status has virtually evaporated

    09/27/2015 1:25:49 PM PDT · 71 of 98
    Hostage to Finny

    No I’m afraid you don’t understand Trump at all.

    It’s obvious you fall for what someone SAYS rather than what they DO.

    Donald Trump has DONE things quietly, unselfishly, with kindness and great respect. The record of what he’s DONE is proven beyond any doubt.

    If you’re seeking someone who SAYS things pleasant to your ears, follow Fiorina, Bush, Graham or Paul. They have great scriptwriters.

    I won’t tolerate people that SAY one thing and then DO another.

    I’ll take someone that on occasion SAYS the wrong thing but DOES the right thing.

  • Donald Trump's front-runner status has virtually evaporated

    09/27/2015 12:50:24 PM PDT · 66 of 98
    Hostage to Finny

    You don’t understand Trump.

    15 years ago when his businesses were facing escalating healthcare costs and he was talking to other major employer in NYC who were making similar complaints, he was lured into thinking Scotland’s healthcare system was an example of what worked right only it didn’t and Donald didn’t know the full story until later.

    To understand Donald is to understand that he first expresses his first impression and then as he investigates the details or is properly and more completely briefed and brought up to date, he backtracks and then dispatches managers to come up with a solution.

    I look at people criticizing Donald Trump for his short incomplete views of decades ago as criticizing Babe Ruth for swinging and missing only to swat the ball over the homerun fence later.

    So try and give Donald a little time to get it right and he will. He’s already demonstrated that ample times on the campaign trail.

    I like it that he’s direct and oblivious to PC. I do get concerned when he sometimes gets it wrong but am always patient to wait and see he gets it right. And he’s never failed.

    He will be a great President.

  • Congressman Boehner Must Be Stricken with Amnesia

    09/27/2015 12:19:29 PM PDT · 15 of 32
    Hostage to The_Media_never_lie

    > “I am starting to think Boehner is just slow, lazy or a drunkard. In his diatribe he misses the whole point.”

    You got it.

    He’s also allowed power to go to his head thereby exacerbating his drunken instability.

    Very dangerous man to have in power at this moment in American history.

    He has 34 days left and he can still do a lot of damage.


    09/27/2015 11:59:35 AM PDT · 83 of 134
    Hostage to betty boop

    > “I may be from Massachusetts; but I’m “state’s rights,” right down to the ground.”

    Just a suggestion ...

    I am writing to my state’s grassroots and COS persons that we should avoid the phrase “state’s rights” because it is a trigger for unneeded and unwarranted adversity.

    The phrase “state’s rights” is a trigger for the history of segregation as espoused vociferously by democrat Governor George Wallace of Alabama during the 1960s.

    In its place I am thinking to propose using “State’s Role”, “State Sovereignty”, “State’s Realm”. “State’s Sphere”, “State’s Prerogative”, “State’s Area”, “State’s Domain”.

    I am not advocating political correctness but rather political expediency. No need to get bogged down by the usage of trigger words that set a discussion off on a tangent of segregation or other unrelated issues and history.

    Although the 1960s are by now quite a time ago, the trigger words still persist in the media.