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  • StarBucks Victimized In Epic Troll by Black Conservative

    04/19/2018 11:26:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | 04/19/2018 | Donn Marten
    Ok, I have to admit that he fooled me too.Liberal coffee and beverage corporation Starbucks has had a really, really tough week by anyone’s standards. The firestorm after the arrest of two black loiterers at a Philadelphia store led to the usual weeping and gnashing of teeth by racial grievance mongers who quickly bullied the chain into announcing a shutdown of around 8,000 of their stores for mandatory racial bias training.A viral video by a black man who goes by the handle Hotep Jesus made the rounds in which the man – whose real name is Bryan Sharpe –...
  • How The 1960s Made Everything Worse

    04/13/2018 9:10:11 PM PDT · by vannrox · 131 replies
    FFF ^ | Richard Ebling
    Fifty years separate us, now, from 1968 and the two momentous legacies of the then soon to ending failed presidency of Lyndon Johnson: The declaring of war on Americas supposed domestic ills in the form of the Great Society programs, and the aggressive military intervention in a real war in Vietnam. Both of these wars reflected the arrogance and hubris of the social engineer who believes that he has the power and ability to remake and direct society in his own preferred image. The Vietnam War still leaves a searing memory of a military conflict ten thousand miles away from...
  • The Seven Dumbest Defenses Of The Atlantics Decision To Fire Kevin Williamson

    04/08/2018 11:23:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/07/2018 | Warren Henry
    The Atlantic‘s firing of Kevin Williamson over his views on abortion sent political Twitter abuzz this week. Conservatives and libertarians generally condemned the cowardice involved, and the swarming pushback from progressives captured the pitch-perfect drone of the hive mind.Perhaps there is a lesson here. Despite having achieved their goal, progressives felt it necessary with a torrent of widely-varying but equally flimsy rationales in support of the firing. Here is a handy guide to the seven most common (and dumbest) attempted defenses of the firing.1. National Review Doesn’t Hire Progressives. This response is based on the faulty premise that The...
  • Fabio: Why California is falling apart

    04/07/2018 11:21:14 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 72 replies
    The Tucker Carlson Show ^ | 29 March 2018 | Tucker Carlson
    The Golden State is losing its glitter, rapidly. California has the nation's highest poverty rate. homelessness is rampant. State officials are focused on protecting illegal immigrants from deportation rather than reversing the flight of the state's middle class. Actor and model Fabio, an immigrant, weighs in on California's decline.
  • America Is Doomed If Social Conservatives Are Done Fighting (Pennsylvania is ground zero)

    03/28/2018 9:26:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/28./2018 | Frank Cannon
    I’m at a loss.What is the point of a social conservative movement that remains on the sidelines for the toughest and most important fights? What good are social conservative donors when they appear to concede the most important battles for religious liberty? One of the most significant races in the country — the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race — is happening right now. Yet, so far, the social conservative movement has paid it little attention. Why is this race important? The leading Republican candidate in the race, Scott Wagner, openly supports so-called SOGI “non-discrimination” legislation — code for discrimination against Christians — and opposes...
  • Yesand Of CourseChildren Prefer Liberalism

    03/28/2018 2:02:11 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 15 replies
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 3/26/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Conservatism is, in a sense, an acknowledgement of and a surrender to the truth. We conserve what works, those traditions, practices, and ideas that have long held the test of timesuch as marriage being the union of one man and one woman, the idea that if a man doesnt work, he shouldnt eat, all men are created equal, life in the womb is real and preciousbecause they are rooted in the Truth... Because what is tried and true can sometimes be viewed as stale and boring, and because being moral is often difficult, conservatism is frequently presented with challenges that...
  • Jeanne Ives' GOP Insurgency: Challenging an Unpopular Governor from the Right

    03/08/2018 7:43:15 AM PST · by PBRCat · 19 replies
    Illinois Times ^ | March 8, 2018 | Scott Reeder
    Dont you think this will be the year of the insurgent? Jeanne Ives said as she strolled across the lawn of the Illinois Statehouse. The state representative from Wheaton is challenging Gov. Bruce Rauner in the March 20 Republican gubernatorial primary. Rauner, who is self-funding his campaign, has more than $55 million in his war chest. Ives has raised about $3 million. Ives sees herself as leading a conservative insurrection against the governor. It shouldnt come as a surprise that she uses military terms to describe this political fight. Ives was an Army officer and is a 1987 graduate of...
  • Toasting the Intellectual Godfather of the Conservative Movement

    02/28/2018 11:38:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2018 | Ed Feulner
    Its been exactly a decade since William F. Buckley, Jr. died. Yet, surveying the ideological landscape, it feels more like a century. Watch an episode of his program Firing Line, and youll see what I mean. There, Buckley in his uniquely aristocratic way would debate guests on the issues of the day. Not try to shout each other down, or trot out a quick soundbite before three or four different people cross-talked over you, but actually debate. That may sound like a recipe for boredom, and perhaps by the cage-match mentality prevailing today, it was. But were talking...
  • Rumors of Conservatism's Demise Greatly Exaggerated

    02/23/2018 2:48:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    I happened onto a piece by Bill Kristol in The Weekly Standard, wherein he links to "a short, powerful piece in National Review" by Rick Brookhiser, who "concludes that 'the conservative movement is no more. Its destroyers are Donald Trump and his admirers.'" I somewhat get the sentiment -- or at least I used to -- because during the GOP primaries, I fleetingly entertained a similar concern that Trump, whom I didn't consider a conservative, might undermine the conservative movement in the long run if elected. Presumably trying to console Brookhiser, Kristol writes: "Movements grow old. They eventually die....
  • Le Pen at CPAC

    02/23/2018 5:08:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | February 22, 2018 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Marion Le Pen gave her speech at CPAC today. My French is merely . . . aspirational, so I wont opine on how representative it was of her as a political figure. And I have a warning for those who would warm to it uncritically. As my career grants me friendships with other conservatives across Europe, I notice the tendency in them and in myself to idealize or project hopes onto the conservatives in other nations. My Irish and English friends tend to be far more positive about Trump than I am. And I have been far more positive about...
  • Judicial Watch Announces Major Sponsorship of CPAC

    02/21/2018 12:10:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 21, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    National Watchdog Group Will Have Significant Presence at Conservative Grassroots Gathering Including Two-day Livestream (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch today announced its participation as a major sponsor of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference ( CPAC), February 22-24, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton is scheduled to appear on Sean Hannitys Fox News program, which will be broadcast live from CPAC on Thursday, February 22, at 9 pm ET. Fitton will separately address CPAC attendees at 2:30 pm on Saturday. Judicial Watch will be broadcasting...
  • Disrupt the Left's Academic monopoly (something good happening at CU Boulder)

    02/21/2018 9:34:16 AM PST · by luv2ski · 10 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | 2.21.18 | Colorado Springs Gazette staff
    Headlines about liberal bias in higher education read like "The sun rises in the east." A weekend headline in the Boulder Daily Camera said "CU Boulder grapples with plummeting support of higher education among conservatives." The story analyzed a Pew Research study that showed right-of-center support for higher education dropping 18 points in just the past two years, with 58 percent of Republicans saying education has a negative impact on the country. Only 19 percent of Democrats feel the same. "CU administration is well-aware of the study's findings and agrees the results are a troubling sign of the times that...
  • Bill Kristol Is Not Yet Out ( Is he a spent force in conservatism?)

    02/16/2018 8:12:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/16/2018 | By Paul Gottfried
    I've just been reading on Breitbart a tirade against Bill Kristol, which features a comparison between this supposedly falling neocon star and the author's friend Tony, who landed in jail after stabbing his ex-wife's lover.  Just like Tony, who unsuccessfully tried to attract his divorced wife's attention, Bill, we are told, is going nuts in expressing his contempt for Donald Trump.  But like Tony, who in a fit of frustration destroyed his own life, Bill may be self-destructing as he disses a transformed conservative establishment. I'm not sure that this labored comparison works since I've no idea what the equivalent is in...
  • Mass Exodus from Blue States to Red States

    02/12/2018 5:47:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 146 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    Democrats claim their policies are superior to Republicans, but they keep leaving their blue states and moving into red states. Democrats are known for taking over large urban areas and turning them blue, then deserting them as they become unpleasant to move on to better territory in red states where they make the same transformations. They increase taxes and regulations, making it expensive and annoying to live wherever they get into power. According to United Van Lines, the top 10 states people are leaving include the blue states Wisconsin, Ohio, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Illinois. Only three red...
  • Today.

    02/02/2018 4:38:35 PM PST · by Eagles Field · 10 replies
    2-2-2018 | Eagles Field
    Today, February 2, 2018a date which will live in libfamyit was revealed the very essence of the United States of America was surreptitiously and dastardly attacked by the Democratic Party and forces of a propaganda machine, the Empire of G-Man. These forces attacked The Constitution. Defiled the Rule of Law. Systematically attempted to overturn the results of a free election and secure the shackles of stifling liberalism. Strangling Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Happiness. The quiet smiling annihilation of a Free Republic. They have, therefore, undertaken an offensive extending to destroy any dream that was, is American. The facts...
  • Nolte: Bill Kristol Reminds Me of a Guy I Knew Who Went to Prison

    01/30/2018 8:39:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Big Journalism (Breitbart) ^ | January 30, 2018 | John Nolte
    Reading Bill Kristols latest emasculated flail of a troll the desperation, the manipulation, the intellectual dishonesty, the mind and word games, the cuddling with evil at NBC News it all took me back to early 1985, to a guy I knew who ended up in prison. Eager for adventure and to be on my own, just a few months after (barely) graduating high school I lit out for south Florida from rural Wisconsin. It was an amazing time, the Miami Vice-era. Although I was on the Gulf Coast and not in Miami, the pastels, neons, and building boom...
  • Historians of Conservatism Stumped By Trump

    01/11/2018 9:44:40 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 31 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 11, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It's laudable that academics actually have an interest in a political philosophy which is usually either disdained or ignored in academia. Nevertheless, their failure to comprehend the Trump Administration shows that they are still struggling with it. This bewilderment was on display recently at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA), which Colleen Flaherty covered for Inside Higher Ed: ~"How do we think about and engage with conservative Trump voters?" Willamette University Professor Seth Cotlar asked. "What does it mean to empathize with people who advocate white nationalism?" The possibility that he is on the wrong track with...
  • Lawsuit details Google's ideological warfare on Caucasians, conservatives

    01/10/2018 7:48:16 AM PST · by Hostage · 5 replies
    Spero News ^ | JAN 09, 2018 | MARTIN BARILLAS
    Two former employees of Google, James Damore and David Gudeman, have filed a class action lawsuit against the tech giant in a California Superior Court. Damore was fired by Google for a controversial memo he wrote and circulated about the companys diversity policies. According to the court filing, Damore, Gudeman, and other class members were ostracized, belittled, and punished for their heterodox political views, and for the added sin of their birth circumstances of being Caucasians and/or males, the lawsuit alleged. This is the essence of discrimination Google formed opinions about and then treated Plaintiffs not based on their...
  • We Have Lost a Friend

    01/04/2018 10:31:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2017 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- My friend and colleague Donald Rieck, president of The American Spectator Foundation, died late last week in an automobile accident. He leaves two charming and very young children. He also leaves many friends throughout the conservative movement and shocked colleagues at The American Spectator. He was 50 years old. Don was, as Roger Kaplan chronicled in his Spectator obituary: "A force to be reckoned with. Burly, direct, always busy, he was the kind of man who let you know he wanted whatever he asked for yesterday, even if he had not mentioned it to you yet, and yet...
  • Trumps Conservative Policies Are Bringing Back the Jobs Obama Told Us Were Lost Forever

    12/07/2017 3:04:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 7, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, do not doubt me. They think they have won the House in 2018. They hate Trump and so they think everybody else does. The reasons they hate Trump, they think, are the reasons everybody else hates Trump. They hate Republicans and they think they have succeeded with their buddies in the media in making everybody else hate Republicans. They think the Virginia gubernatorial election is the sign that the country has admitted its mistake and is ready now to get back to normal and elect Democrats to run Washington, D.C. So they have made this assumption. They want...