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  • Enough of the Precocious Conservakids!

    03/23/2017 5:18:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    For some unfathomable reason, conservatives always seem to get excited when a moderately articulate post-puberty pundit comes along and parrots some simulacrum of conservative doctrine – except it almost always ends up like when my retriever-corgi mix tries to walk on her stubby back legs and we gasp in delight, “Look, Bitey thinks she’s people!”This is not a criticism of young people; it’s a criticism of us grown-ups, and a recognition of reality that keeps biting us on the Jeb. We need to dispense with the cute kid conservative novelty acts and understand that our ideology – unlike liberalism –...
  • Freedom Caucus appears to be getting on board with "Repeal and Replace" (Hannity Show)

    03/22/2017 8:28:55 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 89 replies
    Congressmen Mark Meadows and Dave Brat, who have up to now been dead set against Ryan's "Repeal and Replace" bill were on the Hannity Show (towards the end) tonight both looking like the cat that ate the canary. Apparently much progress has been made on the "Repeal and Replace" bill and they are now optimistic that the revised bill is very close to getting the necessary votes tomorrow to pass the House. I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that Ryan's bill has been gutted and rewritten to satisfy the Freedom Caucus (a congressional caucus consisting...
  • FBI Investigating Breitbart, InfoWars

    03/22/2017 8:20:47 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 64 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 21, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    The FBI is investigating whether conservative websites contributed to alleged Russian interference during the 2016 election, McClatchy DC said in an innuendo-laden report on Monday. Breitbart, InfoWars, and Kremlin-backed RT as well as Sputnik News are being examined by federal investigators, according to the report. The investigation is focused on whether Russia used social media “bots” to promote stories about President Donald Trump, unnamed sources told the website.
  • College safe spaces don’t cover macroaggression violence against conservatives

    03/22/2017 8:50:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/22/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    There has been a proliferation of safe spaces for identity politics groups, based on race or illegal alien status, that claim to be oppressed. Much of this oppression involves microaggressions. But there isn’t much interest in macroaggression, according to the College Fix. Of the 12 students interviewed by the Manitou Messenger, several have been violently threatened because of their political beliefs, and almost all of them feel as though they can’t speak up about politics on campus – in class, online or with their friends. …
  • Report: Government Investigating “Far-Right” Websites

    03/21/2017 4:25:15 AM PDT · by davikkm · 40 replies
    The liberal establishment has been after conservative websites since Hillary Clinton was shellacked in last year’s presidential election. Democrats and the liberal media have not accepted the electoral thumping. Instead there is a war against any conservative voice who supported candidate Donald Trump. On Monday there was a report that the US government is investigating “far-right” websites to see if they played a role in a Russian cyber operation to push stories that favored Donald Trump. This is complete lunacy. And notice that they call these Trump supporting websites “far right” while liberal websites like The Huffington Post are portrayed...
  • This Tomi Lahren Experiment Was a Real Bad Idea

    03/18/2017 7:02:29 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 51 replies
    The Insurgent ^ | March 18, 2017 | By Peter HeckPete
    There’s a reason why it usually doesn’t end well when a kid goes straight from a life of party and privilege to the bright lights of a professional sports career. They have no clue how to handle the responsibility of fame and fortune. Just look at the fall of Johnny Manziel. There’s a reason why it usually doesn’t end well when someone mired in unemployed poverty wins the lottery and lands in the lap of luxury. They are oblivious about how to maneuver the challenges of money and power. Just look at the depressing case of David Lee Edwards. And...
  • THE SAVAGES OF THE LEFT

    03/18/2017 10:38:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/18/17 | Jeff Crouere
    It is time that liberals paid a price for these attacks and for conservatives to fight back against these bullies on the left The election of Donald Trump has caused the political left to go stark raving mad. There is very little civility among today’s liberals. They were so certain that Hillary Clinton would win the presidency that they are unable to accept the reality of a Trump administration and agenda.
  • Why We Need Gender Neutral Language for Abortion Access

    03/14/2017 10:01:03 AM PDT · by freddy005 · 21 replies
    Everyday Feminism ^ | September 13, 2016 | by Jack Qu’emi and All Access
    “We aren’t being mindful of each other.” Do you think only women need access to abortions and reproductive healthcare? That’s the common assumption – and it shows up in so many conversations about reproductive rights. But the truth is that there are transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people who need abortion access, too – and society’s assumptions about gender are making that really difficult. Here’s a short video from the All Access Coalition of organizations working for reproductive health, rights, and justice. Jack Qu’emi’s moving words show exactly why this issue matters – and how we can all help make...
  • The con job that is the “American Health Care Act”

    03/13/2017 11:13:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/13/17 | David Hogberg
    Is it Obamacare-lite--or worse than Obamacare? House Speaker Paul Ryan is talking out of both sides of his mouth on health care reform. He claims that his proposed “American Health Care Act” (AHCA) will increase choice and lower costs. Yet the actual bill preserves many of the provisions in Obamacare that do the opposite. (I wrote about the bill at Bombthrowers on Saturday.)
  • Trump in intense negotiations with GOP conservatives to get ObamaCare replacement right

    03/13/2017 10:49:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 61 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/13/17 | Dan Calabrese
    And Rand Paul too! The word we get from Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell is that the American Health Care Act (actually it’s just a bill right now), is the bill. This is the ObamaCare replacement. Take it or leave it. It doesn’t sound like that’s necessarily President Trump’s position. He spent several days last week in intense discussions with conservative members of both the House and Senate - as well as libertarian Rand Paul, who sometimes pretends to be conservative - trying to reach an agreement that will push a good bill forward to passage. What the conservatives most...
  • The Divided States of America

    03/11/2017 5:07:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    MacLean's ^ | March 10, 2017 | Scott Gilmore
    The United States is no longer a melting pot; it has become a nation dominated by two very different and increasingly hostile ethnic groups. Their mutual interests are shrinking, their conflicts growing and the implications for long-term stability are dire. The polling group FiveThirtyEight shared some important data this week. There were just 303 out of 3,113 counties where the electoral outcome between the Democrats and Republicans was within single digits. In 1992, there were three times as many. During the same time frame, the number of counties that were won by landslides increased tenfold. American voters have begun to...
  • Tell the Republicans to do their damned job

    03/10/2017 11:47:53 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 22 replies
    consevativereview ^ | March 8, 2017 | By: Steve Deace
    I grow weary, beyond weary really, with the “but the Democrats” crap. And I shouldn’t be alone. We just had an election — Democrats got trounced. There are fewer Democrats in the legislative branch across the country since before the Great Depression. There is a Republican president to go along with those legislative majorities as well. Democrats lost more than 900 seats nationwide during the Obama years. The Democrats are literally in disarray and powerless. 1. Let me repeat that — the Democrats are literally powerless. Republicans have all the political and parliamentary power to do pretty much whatever they...
  • Abandon ship: Conservative groups and think tanks turn on House GOP’s ObamaCare bill

    03/07/2017 1:57:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/07/2017 | AllahPundit
    Heritage Action and the Club for Growth and Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks are all thumbs down? Who said conservatives don’t stand up to Trump anymore?Here’s the statement from Heritage, which Matt Welch describes as the “in-house think tank for the Trump administration.” “In many ways, the House Republican proposal released last night not only accepts the flawed progressive premises of Obamacare but expands upon them. Ronald Reagan once said, ‘Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops...
  • Antifa Leftists Beat Conservatives – Steal ‘Free Speech’ Sign and Torch it in Berkeley (VIDEO)

    03/06/2017 6:18:44 AM PST · by davikkm · 37 replies
    This is what the left thinks of your right to free speech: On a day that was meant to celebrate the President of the United States and show appreciation for his commitment to making America great again, things turned ugly in Berkeley, CA. https://youtu.be/enIIfAZC210
  • The revolution is on and only one side is in the fight.

    03/03/2017 11:12:55 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 39 replies
    Local News | 3 March 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    We are in the middle of a revolution, the likes of which I have NEVER seen before in this nation in my lifetime. This is not like other elections or political disputes we have had before, this is a literal attempt to overthrow the government with a bloodless coup. High level officials in the Federal agencies are directly involved as are Obama, Clintons, wealthy donors involved with both and several foreign interests whose only goal is to enslave Americans. The actions these people are taking are in direct opposition to the will of the United States people. Organization MUST begin...
  • Andrew Breitbart, Controversial as Ever Five Years After his Death

    02/28/2017 9:35:26 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/28/17 | Roger Aronoff
    “An ascendant Breitbart.com and President Trump are truly Andrew Breitbart’s greatest legacy Wednesday, March 1 marks the fifth anniversary of the death of conservative icon Andrew Breitbart. We think it is important to remember his legacy, as his name is heard often these days, and his influence looms large. For those not familiar with him, Andrew was a larger than life character who figured in the establishment of several prominent media institutions that play significant roles in today’s journalistic landscape. He was first associated with the Drudge Report, famous for scooping Newsweek on its Monica Lewinsky story; The Huffington Post,...
  • RIP, Movement Conservatism

    02/27/2017 5:53:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 27, 2017 | J.R. Dunn
    Among his other accomplishments, Donald Trump, without ever intending to, has fractured conservatism – something that was long overdue. The American conservative movement has come quite a distance since the middle of the last century, from a small coterie viewed with contempt by the larger culture to the front ranks of a juggernaut that set back the plans of this country’s left-wing collectivists to a degree that its founders would not have considered possible. (Recall William F. Buckley’s statement that the role of conservatism was to “stand athwart history, yelling “stop.” Incredible as it may seem, “history” did stop.) Today,...
  • CPAC straw poll shows conservatives with Trump, think he's 'realigning' movement

    02/26/2017 12:38:39 PM PST · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 25, 20117 | Fox News
    Conservatives appear fully behind new Republican President Trump, based on a straw poll Saturday at the annual CPAC summit in which attendees gave him an 86 percent approval rating and overwhelmingly agreed that he was “realigning” the movement. Trump, whose views do not always align with those of fiscal or social conservatives, received high marks in the poll’s 12 questions. Perhaps the most applause came when the event organizers announced that 33 percent of respondents said “reforming the tax code” was the biggest Trump campaign promise they wanted him to fulfill. “Donald Trump is actually doing things the conservative movement...
  • What Is Conservatism in the Age of Trump? (Video in the link)

    02/24/2017 3:01:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 24, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, now, I’ve had some people email me about it — and, I mean, it never occurred to me. (interruption) You think I should? (interruption) Well, okay. Maybe. I’ll think about it. … I have some people emailing me since last night that I ought to play parts of my CPAC speech from back in 2009 when Obama took office. It never even occurred to me. That’s eight years ago. Anyway, greetings. It’s great to have you with us, folks. It’s Open Line Friday. Rush Limbaugh here, ready and revved up to go. I’m eager to speak with you...
  • LIVE STREAM: President Donald Trump Speaks at CPAC 2017

    02/24/2017 7:55:05 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Youtube ^ | 02/24/17 | Donald J Trump
    President Donald Trump Delivers Remarks at CPAC 2017  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44NAEVYsJvQ    
  • Conservatives more united than mainstream media reports [Bannon: “Hold us accountable.”]

    02/23/2017 8:47:16 PM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Mercedes Schlapp
    The mainstream media love writing the narrative of crisis, division and disarray in the conservative moment. So it was no surprise this week when Time magazine published an article titled “The Conservative Grassroots Faces a Crisis at Its Annual Meetup.” It must be missing the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where thousands of grass-roots activists from across the country are gathering this week to celebrate the Trump victory and prepare for battles that lie ahead. At CPAC, conservative warriors are energized, united and excited about supporting the president and his vision for America. They might not agree with every aspect...
  • CPAC leader blasts 'alt-right,' as conservatives define agenda under Trump

    02/23/2017 9:29:46 PM PST · by granada · 26 replies
    Foxnews ^ | February 23, 2017 | Joseph Weber
    OXON HILL, Md. – Organizers kicked off conservatives’ annual Washington summit Thursday with a clear message to the so-called “alt-right”: you’re not with us.
  • Note to the CPC leadership candidates: It’s NOT the economy, stupid!

    02/21/2017 9:30:45 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/21/17 | Arthur Weinreb
    Promises of lower taxes, decreased spending and balancing the books are not going to cut it. It’s NOT the economy, stupid! “It’s the economy, stupid!” The slogan, a variation of “the economy, stupid” coined by Democratic strategist political strategist James Carville worked well during the 1992 presidential election campaign. It helped Bill Clinton defeat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seen as out of touch with the problems of ordinary people. In the early 1990s, the United States was hit with a mild recession and the economy was instrumental in making Bush Senior a one-term president.
  • Libs Flip At Melania For Opening Florida Rally With The Lord’s Prayer

    02/18/2017 5:12:09 PM PST · by blueyon · 144 replies
    MILO ^ | 2/18/17
    Moments ago, Melania Trump appeared before a crowd of rally-goers to introduce her husband, President Donald Trump. The First Lady began her speech by leading the audience in The Lord’s Prayer. This didn’t sit well with many Twitter users, who quickly began blasting Melania’s use of the prayer. @CNNPolitics separation of church and state. God should stay in the church not in government! — Manon Pilon Fry (@ManonPilonFry) February 18, 2017
  • Do 62 Million Lives Matter?

    02/17/2017 2:04:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2017 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Don't look now, but it's time for "The 62 million." It's Donald Trump and his 62 million voters against the world. Everyone is against us. It's clear that no one wants to risk offending "Black Lives Matter." We can all clearly see that companies and retailers bend over backwards not to offend Democrats, liberals, women, blacks, Latinos, Muslims, gays, even transsexuals. Offend any of those groups and you are met with a national boycott. Or like Ivanka Trump, your clothing line is cancelled, kicked out of stores. You can lose your career, business or livelihood in a nanosecond. But...
  • The student Left’s culture of intolerance is creating a new generation of conservatives

    02/17/2017 9:23:22 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/17/2017 | CHARLIE PETERS
    Student demands for censorship get a lot of coverage. Spiked Online’s Free Speech University Rankings, now in its third annual edition, argues that there is a “crisis of free speech on campus”. By analysing the censorious policies and actions that have taken place on British campuses, Spiked concluded that 63.5 per cent of universities actively censor speech and 30.5 per cent stifle speech through excessive regulation. You can barely go a few days without encountering a new op-ed covering censorship on campus. Maajid Nawaz describes the students demanding censorship as members of the “regressive left”. Milo Yiannopoulos calls them “snowflakes”....
  • MILO: Dear Half Of America, We At Sears F*****g Hate You!

    02/14/2017 8:19:06 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/14/2017 | Milo
    <p>Hi folks! Eddie Lampert, CEO of Sears Holdings here! I’ve been reliably informed that everyone who’s anyone in conservative America reads MILO, and he has been gracious enough to lend me his column today to send you a simple message — Sears and our other failing brand K-Mart fucking hate you!</p>
  • Note to the Left: Four Years Ago, Conservatives Were Just as Depressed

    02/14/2017 5:46:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2017 | Dennis Prager
    Here's a news flash for Democrats and other Americans on the left: Four years ago, when Barack Obama was re-elected president, conservatives were just as depressed as you are now that Hillary Clinton lost and Donald Trump won. I describe this as news because this undoubtedly surprises many of you. You probably never gave a moment's thought to how depressed conservatives were in 2012. (Why would you? Unlike you, we shun hysteria.) But believe me -- we were. Many of us believed that President Obama was doing great damage to America. Now we are convinced that he did more damage...
  • Joy Villa Is A Role Model For Hollywood Conservatives

    02/13/2017 7:24:49 AM PST · by davikkm · 53 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    At the Annual 59th Grammy Awards, Joy Villa became a sensation on the red carpet when she proudly removed a plain white dress to reveal a unique, beautiful Make America Great Again gown with Trump written on the train. The gown contained colors of red, white, and blue, with glitzy silver lettering and was designed by Andre Soriano. This daring political stance prompted much discussion and made headlines in the media.
  • Study: The Liberal-to-conservative faculty ratio in academia will blow your mind

    02/11/2017 8:09:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/11/2017 | Petr Van Derzwet
    Multiple studies released by statisticians and psychologists have revealed evidence for potential professional and personal harm to academics and students expressing conservative political leanings in universities across America. As the largely conservative "Greatest Generation" faded into retirement in the 1990s, "Baby Boomers" holding increasingly liberal worldviews came to dominate university faculty.  Studies released by the Heterodox Academy, tasking themselves with studying the evolving hegemony of "progressives" in academia, have revealed a significant lack of diversity in political thought encompassing various universities and academic departments. So dominant is leftist ideology that across university departments in nearly all states, an average...
  • Why all the hate? (Vanity)

    02/11/2017 1:14:15 PM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 82 replies
    2/11/17 | Republicanprofessor
    Why all the hate? Why do so many of the liberals so viscerally despise Trump and all Republicans who side with him? Was there ever such hate for Obama? I know there were deep policy disputes with Obama, but conservatives were prevented from expressing the kind of hatred we see today for fear of being called “racist.” And, honestly, I never felt hatred for Obama; disagreement, definitely. But not the hatred we see today on the left. In fact, most of Obama’s presidency was enabled for that very reason: Republicans were terrified of that “racist” label, and they did not...
  • Globalists Want To Destroy Conservative Principles - But They Need Our Help

    02/09/2017 6:43:14 AM PST · by blam · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge - Alt-Market ^ | 2-9-2017 | Brandon Smith
    Submitted by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com For months now, long before the 2016 election, I have been warning about a specific social dynamic which is likely to lead to a form of civil war within the U.S.; namely, the reality that people on the left side of the political spectrum would become despondent at the inevitable loss of their candidate, Hillary Clinton, and that they would react by becoming far more militant. In my article 'Order Out Of Chaos: The Defeat Of The Left Comes With A Cost', published November post-election, I stated: “When I mentioned in my last article...
  • Why so many conservative intellectuals became Trumpists

    02/08/2017 11:53:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The Week ^ | February 7, 2017 | Damon Linker
    Which GOP do you belong to? That's a question every Republican has been pondering since Donald Trump commandeered the party and won the White House. There is, first, the old Grand Old Party — the party of Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and an array of conservative movement activists, think tank staffers, journalists, and lobbyists. This party favors lower taxes (especially on the wealthy), less regulation, and smaller government, except when it comes to military spending, which it aims to increase to maintain America's position of global dominance and role as "leader of the...
  • SF area conservatives go underground to avoid violence

    02/07/2017 7:17:09 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/07/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Several local conservatives hold secret meetups. They have to because local leftists don’t tolerate dissent The environment for conservatives in the San Francisco area is so hostile that some have been reduced to meeting in secret for their own safety, KPIX 5 reports. “If you witness what happened in Berkeley, actually they are so violent on top of it. I mean being a conservative in the Bay Area is like being a heretic,” said acknowledged conservative Robert Ward. “You lead a double life. You can never tell your friends and co-workers.”
  • European 'Conservative' Parties Are Not 'Far Right': Don't let Media dictate the terms

    02/06/2017 10:14:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/06/2017 | James Lewis
    I keep reading in the European fakestream media that the new upsurge in conservative democratic parties in Europe all comes down to fascists and paleo-Nazis. They are not – any more than Republicans are fascists and Nazis. Euro-conservatives sound just like you, me, and Donald Trump. They talk about freedom and democracy. They talk about tolerance for democratic parties but not for totalitarian killers. They talk about taking control of their borders again. Their college campuses have been subverted and turned upside-down, just as ours have. Their police forces often turn against normal people on behalf of murderous barbarians, just...
  • Bay Area Conservatives Keep Meetups Secret Fearing For Their Safety

    02/05/2017 11:11:10 AM PST · by thecodont · 74 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area via Drudge Report ^ | February 4, 2017 11:01 PM | KPIX Staff
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Some East Bay conservatives say they live a secret life. They can never tell anyone what they really feel like in fear of their safety. Robert Ward is coming out conservative, but in a place he says is risky for those who share his beliefs. “If you witness what happened in Berkeley, actually they are so violent on top of it. I mean being a conservative in the Bay Area is like being a heretic,” says Ward. “You lead a double life. You can never tell your friends and co-workers.”
  • In Hillsdale College, a ‘Shining City on a Hill’ for Conservatives

    02/01/2017 8:38:57 PM PST · by TBP · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | FEB. 1, 2017 | ERIK ECKHOLM
    Hillsdale, a private college of 1,400 students in southern Michigan that describes itself as “nonsectarian Christian” and dedicated to “civil and religious liberty,” is scarcely known in many circles. But among erudite conservatives — think progeny of William F. Buckley Jr. — it is considered a hidden gem. What they admire is the college’s concentration on the Western philosophical and literary canon (sometimes disparaged as the Great Books of dead white men) and its reverent treatment of the American founding documents as the political culmination of that tradition — a tradition that scholars at Hillsdale say has been desecrated by...
  • Maher: Obama’s Dishonesty Was ‘Within the Normal Parameters’ – Trump’s Isn’t

    01/28/2017 8:19:09 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-27-17 | Ian Hanchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher stated that untrue statements by President Obama were “within the normal parameters” while President Trump’s aren’t. Maher began by saying, “We just can’t have a country ruled by what the president believes.” Later on, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist stated, “Obama said, repeatedly on the campaign, not once in a tweet, but again and again and again in speeches, that he was never going to raise taxes on anyone who earned less than $250,000 a year. That lasted 16 days, before he did.” Maher responded, “Okay, but that’s...
  • Tea Party Crowd in DC Vs Woman March in DC

    01/25/2017 2:35:43 PM PST · by bogusname · 37 replies
    I along with many other here march with the Tea Party in DC on 9/12/2009 and we remember the huge turnout. We left the place cleaner than when we got there. It's quite a different story with the recent Woman March On DC.
  • Kevin O'Leary makes late entry into Conservative leadership race (Shark Tank/Dragon's Den)

    01/18/2017 10:37:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | January 18, 2017 | Janyce McGregor
    It's finally official: Kevin O'Leary will run to become leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. After months of flirting with the idea, he picked the morning after the French leadership debate and used a video on his Facebook page to declare his candidacy. "You know why? I listened to you," he said in the video posted Wednesday, thanking the "40,000" Canadians he said went to his website and encouraged him to enter the race....
  • Conservative Professors at Wake Forest Speak Out

    01/17/2017 7:56:51 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 1/16/2017 | Tom Knighton
    While so much of what we hear about academia has a extreme leftist bent to it, it's important to remember that there are a number of conservative professors floating around. They simply tend to remain silent for obvious reasons. The Wake Forest Review decided to take a look at the situation, and found that -- according to North Carolina's Public Voter Search -- about 11 percent of tenured, tenure-track, and teaching professors vote conservative. They then spoke with some of the professors about their experiences: “ Politics has replaced the pursuit of truth,” said a professor in the social sciences....
  • Right-Wing People are Better Looking than Those on the Left, Study Claims

    01/11/2017 11:49:32 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 58 replies
    Research has found that being attractive influences many things in a person's life -- their salary, their popularity and grades in school, even the prison sentences they receive. So why not their politics? A recently published study in the Journal of Public Economics concludes that the attractiveness of a candidate does correlate with their politics. They find that politicians on the right are more good looking in Europe, the United States and Australia. The research also suggests that voters correctly see candidates who are more good looking as more likely to be conservative.
  • Mainstream media very upset conservatives won’t let them own the term ‘fake news’

    01/09/2017 11:49:09 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/09/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Because they invented it in order to discredit everyone but them. I’m taking the unusual step here of dealing with a two-week old piece of work, but I’m doing it because the topic is somewhat evergreen and the issues it presents remain very much at the forefront of our national discourse. You will recall that it only took a few days after the election of Donald Trump for the mainstream media to suddenly start carping about “fake news.” The implication was that Trump won in part because gullible people posted false news stories from unreputable web sites that made all...
  • Someone is trying to take down the Drudge Report — and it's a mystery who's behind it

    01/08/2017 8:08:13 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 78 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oliver Darcy
    The Drudge Report, the highly trafficked conservative news website, has been knocked offline for extended periods of time over the course of the last two weeks, succumbing to large distributed denial of service attacks, according to its founder, Matt Drudge. And it's a mystery who's behind it all. Drudge wrote on Twitter that a December 30 attack was the "biggest DDoS since [the] site's inception." A DDoS attack is executed by using hijacked computers or electronic devices to flood a website with redundant requests, aiming to overload the website's hosting server and render it unavailable.
  • Open Letter to Bill Maher

    01/05/2017 11:12:32 AM PST · by cvolkay · 13 replies
    Volkay's Volcano ^ | 01/05/2017 | Chris Volkay
    How’s this for a definition of the Left? From my favorite author Charles Bukowski-“Everybody trying to show how good they are, how much they know, how much they feel, Jesus, listen kid, I am not anti-human, I am not pro-war, but listening to these (people) it’s like eating a bucket of cake icing.” So, I’m motoring down the road here in L.A. and I see this little cheapy billboard with Bill Maher’s ghastly kisser on it saying something like “Let’s Make America Sane Again.” Well, I tell you, I was forced to immediately pull over, quickly hopped out of the...
  • Liberal Churches Are Dying. But Conservative Churches Are Thriving.

    01/04/2017 5:45:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/4/17 | David Haskell
    A Canadian study found that conservative churches are still growing, while less orthodox congregations dwindle away.Mainline Protestant churches are in trouble: A 2015 report by the Pew Research Center found that these congregations, once a mainstay of American religion, are now shrinking by about 1 million members annually. Fewer members not only means fewer souls saved, a frightening thought for some clergy members, but also less income for churches, further ensuring their decline. Faced with this troubling development, clergy members have made various efforts to revive church attendance. It was almost 20 years ago that John Shelby Spong, a U.S....
  • Gallup: Conservatives Outnumber Liberals in U.S. 36% to 25%

    01/03/2017 10:52:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 3, 2017 | 7:05 AM EST | Susan Jones
    More Americans identify themselves as conservative than as liberal or moderate, a new Gallup poll says. While the percentage of conservatives has stayed about the same since the early 1990s, the percentage of liberals has increased and the percentage of moderates has fallen. The poll found that in 2016, 36 percent of Americans said they are conservative, compared with 25 percent who identified as liberal (up from 17 percent in the 1990s); and 34 percent who identified as moderate (down from 43 percent in the early 1990s). Since Gallup started to routinely measure Americans’ political ideology in 1992, conservative identification...
  • Report: Fox News Considering ‘Pro-Trump Conservative’ Woman to Fill Megyn Kelly’s Time-slot

    01/04/2017 6:05:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 3, 2017 | Staff
    Gabriel Sherman reports in New York Magazine on Megyn Kelly’s departure from Fox News for NBC. Sherman’s sources claim that the cable network hopes to replace Kelly with a “pro-Trump conservative” female host in order “to align itself with the new administration.” Another Fox insider tells Sherman that Rupert Murdoch “balked when Kelly asked for $25 million late in the talks,” a claim which a source close to Kelly disputes.
  • Claiming mandate, GOP Congress lays plans to propel sweeping conservative agenda

    01/02/2017 6:11:20 PM PST · by Innovative · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 1, 2017 | David Weigel
    For six years, since they took back the House of Representatives, Republicans have added to a pile of legislation that moldered outside the White House. In their thwarted agenda, financial regulations were to be unspooled. Business taxes were to be slashed. Planned Parenthood would be stripped of federal funds. The ­Affordable Care Act was teed up for repeal — dozens of times. When the 115th Congress begins this week, with Republicans firmly in charge of the House and Senate, much of that legislation will form the basis of the most ambitious conservative policy agenda since the 1920s. And rather than...
  • Sowell: Random Thoughts, Looking Back

    12/26/2016 11:11:39 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 27, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Any honest man, looking back on a very long life, must admit — even if only to himself — being a relic of a bygone era. Having lived long enough to have seen both "the greatest generation" that fought World War II and the gratingest generation that we see all around us today, makes being a relic of the past more of a boast than an admission. Not everything in the past was admirable. Poet W.H. Auden called the 1930s "a low dishonest decade." So were the 1960s, which launched many of the trends we are experiencing so painfully today....