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  • Airplane!' at 40: David Zucker defends the comedy classic's controversial jive-talking sequence: 'Everything is so sensitive nowadays'

    07/03/2020 8:52:32 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 85 replies
    Yahoo! Entertainment ^ | July 2, 2020 | Ethan Alter
    Surely, we can be serious: Forty years ago in the summer of 1980, Airplane! flew into theaters and made the friendly skies safe... for laughter. The disaster movie spoof became an era-defining hit and launched the directorial careers of writing partners David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker — better known by their comedic call sign ZAZ. The trio went on to make such oft-quoted favorites as Top Secret!, The Naked Gun and Hot Shots!, but Airplane! remains their crowning achievement, even landing a spot on the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry. ... While Airplane! is filled with gags...
  • We Can’t Have ‘National Dialogues’ If People Get Fired For Talking Honestly

    07/03/2020 7:11:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/03/2020 | John Loftus
    “While we write and print millions of words about race in America, why is it still so hard to have a truly respectful, decent, and humble dialogue about perhaps the most complicated and contentious issue in American life?” asks David French in his Dispatch article “American Racism: We’ve Got So Very Far to Go.” Yet he does not mention in his story of personal change the elephant in the room: the Black Lives Matter movement’s radical cultural hegemony.Establishment Republicans made the same mistake by ignoring the movement’s radical premise: that at its core, America is rotten and systemically racist, and...
  • H.L. Mencken: Misfit In 21st-Century America

    07/03/2020 1:29:58 AM PDT · by Viking2002 · 7 replies
    WorldNet Daily ^ | July 2, 2020 | ILANA MERCER
    H.L. Mencken, a contrarian polemicist and the consummate critic, who wrote prolifically and prodigiously from 1899 until 1948, may no longer seem relevant, but the fault would not be his. Mencken was a well-read bon vivant with a taste for Teutonic philosophy and a fidelity to immutable truth. He was also a brilliant satirist and a writer whose facility with the English idiom and grasp of intellectual history are unsurpassed. How can a phenom like Mencken appeal in our age, The Age of the Idiot? He can’t: He should, but he can’t. Henry Louis Mencken cannot appeal to the bumper...
  • Did you know, the song ‘This Little Light of Mine’ was birthed in the civil rights movement?

    07/02/2020 7:40:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/02/2020 | Lightworkers
    When I worked as a day camp counselor, there was one song we never really had to teach the kids: “This Little Light of Mine.” With other camp songs, we’d walk them through the hand motions or have them practice the chorus a few times. But with that song, there was none of that. They knew what to do. Pointer fingers were raised, held out like candles. Heads began to sway. And every camper and counselor would begin to sing, “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine…” It’s pretty powerful if you think about the lyrics. “Won’t...
  • Sit by or Make a Difference with Free Republic?

    07/01/2020 1:09:40 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 56 replies
    VetsCor ^ | July 1, 2020 | A Navy Vet
    Back in 1997 a highly patriotic man got tired of being censored at a popular site of the time. With his understanding of America's Constitution, he created a site called Free Republic (FR). It was/is a very fitting name. It grew exponentially and the participants started creating FR city chapters for local activism beyond their discussions. They were on the streets no matter the age, race, or sex. One sentence from Jim Robinson created an entire movement that brought people from all over the country to make a statement in DC about Bill Clinton. It was called the "March For...

    07/01/2020 10:55:56 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Instapundit ^ | 7-1-2020 | Glenn Reynolds
  • Little House on the Praire

    06/30/2020 7:00:57 PM PDT · by Shark24 · 43 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1974 | TeeVeesGreatest
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  • Baja Border an 'Achilles Heel' for COVID-19 Control Hospital chiefs plead with HHS to start medical checks for thousands who cross from Tijuana daily

    06/30/2020 12:38:46 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | April 29, 2020 | Cheryl Clark
    SAN DIEGO -- With counts of COVID-19 patients now rising rapidly just north of California's border with Mexico, hospital executives here are asking federal officials to move "immediately" to screen the tens of thousands of people crossing every day from densely populated Tijuana, a city of 2 million people, and other parts of the Baja peninsula.Chief executives of two major California healthcare systems sent a sent a letter late Tuesday to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. They worry their systems will be overrun, not only from local San Diego cases, but from people who traverse the border unknowingly...
  • Has Anyone Read "White Awake"? What Did You Think?

    06/30/2020 7:21:43 AM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 19 replies
    Intervarsity Press ^ | 06-30-2020 | OrangeHoof
    One of my former churches is beginning a series based on a book called "White Awake" by Daniel Hill. ( The book is published by InterVarsity Press (IVP), a respected evangelical Christian publisher. A blurb at the site contains the following: Hill began a journey of understanding his own white identity. Today he is an active participant in addressing and confronting racial and systemic injustices. And in this compelling and timely book, he shows you the seven stages to expect on your own path to cultural awakening. It's crucial to understand both personal and social realities in the areas of...
  • Social Justice Is a Threat to Human Rights and the Gospel

    06/29/2020 11:48:32 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 7 replies
    Statement on Social Justice ^ | September 10 , 2018 | Samuel Sey
    Social justice was the basis for stripping rights away from Jews in the Khmelnytsky Uprising. Social justice was the basis for discrimination against Jews in the Soviet Union. Social justice was the basis for the holocaust in Nazi Germany. Social justice is the basis for South Africa’s initiative to strip property rights from White farmers. Social justice is the basis for stripping a pre-born baby’s right to life.
  • Washington’s Prophetic Warning

    06/27/2020 6:15:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American ^ | June 27, 2020 | Scott S. Powell
    President Trump paid tribute to George Washington when he recently delivered the 2020 convocation speech at West Point. While congratulating the cadet graduates and reminding the world of the success of his defense modernization program that gives the U.S. unchallenged superiority, Trump missed an opportunity to mention that Washington’s “Farewell Address” was a warning to the nation that America’s greatest threat would be internal, rather than external military incursions. Prophetic in nature, the Farewell Address so gripped the American people at the time that it was read and reprinted more than the Declaration of Independence. It was a penetrating articulation...
  • 89% of Americans wear masks in public as the coronavirus pandemic persists: POLL

    06/25/2020 8:30:51 PM PDT · by AirForceVet1988 · 208 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6-25-2020 | Kendall Karson
    An overwhelming majority of Americans say they've worn a face mask in public in the last week, as the coronavirus pandemic persists and infections reach new highs in more than a dozen states, a new ABC News/Ipsos poll finds. Nearly nine in 10 Americans (89%) who left their home in the last week said they wore a face mask or a face covering, compared to only 11% who said they did not. The latest poll, . . .
  • The Abortion Industry Does Not Speak for Me

    06/24/2020 3:18:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | June 24. 2020 | Alveda King
    Editor's Note: This piece was coauthored by Cynthia Collins, a Global Advisor to Operation Outcry. “It is 2020 and women can speak for themselves” is a common theme in the mainstream media of today.Nearly every time we turn on a television or scroll through social media, we are bombarded with this pro-feminist messaging. This year alone, there will be millions of dollars in political advertisement promoting this concept. Yet, the very same people are trying to say they speak for women in the Louisiana Unsafe Abortion Act case currently before the Supreme Court. Our answer is no, you do not....
  • The Only Good People in History

    06/24/2020 2:52:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | June 24, 2020 | Ben Shapiro
    Truly, we live in auspicious times. Those who have sinned will be cast down; those who are sinless will set new social standards for the rest of us. After all, we now live in the only generation ever to produce truly virtuous human beings. What else should we make of the graceless religious wokeness promoted by our moral betters, such immaculate moral personages as Robin DiAngelo, author of "White Fragility," and Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of The New York Times' pseudo-historical 1619 Project? DiAngelo informs us that all white people are sinners by nature, inculcated in the evils of...
  • The Soviet Plan for ‘Ideological Subversion’ Describes Our Current Turmoil

    06/22/2020 4:44:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    American ^ | June 22, 2020 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    A good friend of mine who fled the Soviet Union many years ago recently sent me a most chilling interview on You Tube. Under ten minutes long, it needs to be seen by every American who wonders why the country is unraveling before our very eyes. The interview features Yuri Bezmenov, a former KGB spy and state media propagandist who defected to Canada in 1970. Bezmenov cogently explains how "ideological subversion" is an essential method used by communists to undermine and destabilize Western countries. His explanation crystallizes so much of what has happened in America in the last 40 years....
  • CULTURAL MARXISM: The Hidden Agenda Destroying America

    06/20/2020 9:21:02 AM PDT · by Lockbox · 22 replies ^ | 3/21/2018 | cymrusofren
    CULTURAL MARXISM: The Hidden Agenda Destroying America What is Political Correctness/Cultural Marxism and why is it here? The Frankfurt school started its life in Frankfurt in 1923 under the name of the Institute of Social Research. It was a Marxist-oriented research centre affiliated with the University of Frankfurt. Famous instigators and members include Carl Grünberg, Georg Lukács, Felix Weil, Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno, Erich Fromm, Herbert Marcuse and Jürgen Habermas. Antonio Gramsci and what most now describe as the quackery of Sigmund Freud were also big influences on the institute’s development. Those behind both movements were internationalist intelligentsia who’s...
  • Exclusive: Man Tried To Share His Regrets About Transgender Life. YouTube Censored It

    06/19/2020 8:06:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 19, 2020 | Emily Jashinsky
    'Our hate speech policy prohibits videos which assert that someone’s sexuality or gender identity is a disease or a mental illness,' YouTube said in a statement. Information provided exclusively to The Federalist shows YouTube removed a Heritage Foundation video featuring testimony from a former transgender-identifying woman for violating the company’s hate speech policy. YouTube confirmed the decision in a Thursday email to The Federalist.Now Heritage is fighting back with a new video, released first to The Federalist, in which Federalist contributor Walt Heyer doubles down.“I said that children suffering from gender dysphoria should not be encouraged to try experimental hormones...
  • A Wheelbarrow Full of Outrage. The devaluation of moral currency has reached the hyperinflation stage. No one can buy social peace.

    06/19/2020 6:31:32 AM PDT · by karpov · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 18, 2020 | Joseph C. Sternberg
    The U.S. made outrage a form of social currency. Now we’re in the hyperinflationary phase. Outrage, over racial injustice or anything else, has always constituted a form of political capital. In its best form it would manifest as the bullion of righteous anger demanding and achieving justice. In its worst form, the cynical and adept could leverage copper pennies of indignation into lucrative television contracts, speaking gigs, lobbying empires and the like. But the advent of new technologies such as Twitter has dramatically increased the supply of a particular sort of paper anger, with no apparent regard for any real-world...
  • 10 Takeaways from the Anti-Police Brutality Protests

    06/18/2020 6:20:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | June 18, 2020 | Larry Elder
    No. 10: CNN's Chris Cuomo believes people have a right to engage in violence. About the anti-police protests, some violent, CNN's Chris Cuomo said, "And, please, show me where it says that protests are supposed to be polite and peaceful." It's called the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble (emphasis added), and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." No. 9: Democratic politicians...
  • How Cultural Revolutions Die - or Not

    06/18/2020 5:34:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | June 18, 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Unlike coups or political revolutions, cultural revolutions don't just change governments or leaders. Instead, they try to redefine entire societies. Their leaders call them "holistic" and "systematic." Cultural revolutionaries attack the very referents of our daily lives. The Jacobins' so-called Reign of Terror during the French Revolution slaughtered Christian clergy, renamed months and created a new supreme being Reason. Mao cracked down on supposed Western decadence like the wearing of eyeglasses and made peasants forge pot iron and intellectuals wear dunce caps. Muammar Kaddafi's Green Book cult wiped out violins and forced Libyans to raise chickens in their apartments. The...