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  • Liberal Values Are Bankrupting Us

    07/19/2017 10:54:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | July 19, 2017 | Star Parker
    Recently, Gallup published the results of its annual Values and Beliefs poll. The headline of the report speaks for itself: "Americans Hold Record Liberal Views on Most Moral Issues." Gallup has been doing this poll since 2001, and the change in public opinion on the moral issues surveyed has been in one direction -- more liberal. Of 19 issues surveyed in this latest poll, responses on 10 are the most liberal since the survey started. Sixty-three percent say gay/lesbian relations are morally acceptable -- up 23 points from the first year the question was asked. Sixty-two percent say having a...
  • He Fights!

    07/18/2017 4:33:04 AM PDT · by Taxman · 34 replies ^ | 07/13/17 | Evan Sayet
    He Fights! My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum. They ask if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.” Here’s my answer: We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency. We tried statesmanship. Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized “collegiality” as John McCain? We tried propriety...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!!(Week of 7-17-17)

    07/17/2017 3:16:10 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 6 replies
    Dr. Michael Savage ^ | 7-17-17 | Dr. Michael Savage
    In today’s issue: Savage is fed up with the media’s fixation, including the talk-radio world, on the ongoing Twitter war between the president and liberal cable channels MSNBC and CNN. “Everyone’s either on vacation or doing the same garbage about CNN. How can you listen to that?” Savage asked. (From the Savage Newsletter)
  • An Enlightening Twitter Dialogue with an LGBT Activist

    07/09/2017 7:48:49 AM PDT · by Mafe · 17 replies ^ | July 9, 2017 | Michael Brown
    In response to a tweet about my article, “Yes, Gay Activists Are After Your Children,” a woman named Kathryn Brightbill responded, “You're so ridiculously paranoid, why, it's almost like you're projecting the religious right's targeting of children on everyone else.” Because she had a serious bio, identifying herself as an LGBT “Board member & Leg Policy Analyst,” I decided to engage her. What follows is our Twitter interaction, verbatim. MLB: When there's a thunder storm, it's not being paranoid to say it's raining. But in candor, your tweet seems like projection to me. So, let's deal with substance. Please point...
  • The US Is Not "One Nation" — And it Never Was

    07/07/2017 11:12:54 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 84 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 07/06/2017 | Ryan McMaken
    Patrick Buchanan is an informative and interesting writer. On foreign policy, especially, he's long been one of the most reasonable voices among high-level American pundits. When it comes to cultural matters, however, Buchanan has long held to a peculiar and empirically questionable version of American history in which the United States was once a mono-culture in which everyone was once happily united by "a common religion," a "common language," and a "common culture." Now, he's at it again with his most recent column in which he correctly points out that the United States is culturally fractured, and speculates as to...
  • Is America Still a Nation?

    07/07/2017 11:06:14 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies ^ | July 5, 2017 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    In the first line of the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, Thomas Jefferson speaks of “one people.” The Constitution, agreed upon by the Founding Fathers in Philadelphia in 1789, begins, “We the people…” And who were these “people”? In Federalist No. 2, John Jay writes of them as “one united people … descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs…” If such are the elements of nationhood and peoplehood, can we still speak of Americans as one nation and...
  • Mattis: North Korean launch doesn't bring US 'closer to war'

    07/06/2017 1:38:15 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 7, 2017 | Ellen Mitchell
    Defense Secretary James Mattis on Thursday said he does not believe North Korea’s new ballistic missile capability brings the United States "closer to war" with the country, but he asserted that the U.S. military "remains ready" for any conflict. "I do not believe this capability in itself brings us closer to war because the president's been very clear, the secretary of State's been very clear, that we are leading with diplomatic and economic efforts," Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon.
  • Escalating violence around homeless shelter

    07/06/2017 1:01:20 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 28 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | July 5, 2017 | Christopher Smart
    Homelessness and crime » Assault on baseball player, fatal hit-and-run are the latest examples; House speaker asks if it’s time for extraordinary measures. News is spreading across the country on the state of homelessness in downtown Salt Lake City — and it isn't pretty. Just over the Fourth of July holiday, a professional baseball player was attacked and suffered a concussion. And a car plowed into a group of homeless people on a sidewalk, killing one and sending five others to the hospital. These are just the latest in a string of events that continues to frustrate officials, police and...
  • Andrew Breitbart Is Our President

    07/05/2017 5:02:21 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-5-17 | MOTUS
    Interesting article: Culture Precedes PoliticsThroughout history, changing a country’s politics and statutes has been the final goal of forceful popular attempts to contain power, but mass refusal to accept political abuses has always begun in the culture. “Culture” is a vague term so let us define it as the sum of actions of the citizens of a country, the attitudes that drive their responses to events, their expectations of what they may do and the memories of what they, and perhaps their ancestors, have always done. The founding of the United States is just one example of this process. In...
  • NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll* Don’t Know Much About History…

    07/04/2017 1:36:22 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    Marist College/NPR/PBS ^ | 7-3-17 | Lee M. Miringoff Barbara L. Carvalho Mary E. Griffith
    Education and income make a difference. Nearly nine in ten Americans with a college education or income above $50,000 are able to identify Great Britain as the country from which the United States won its liberty. Of note, white Americans, 84%, are also more likely than Latino residents, 70%, or African Americans, 53%, to correctly identify Great Britain. Although race is a factor, its importance is exaggerated by differences in education and income among ethnic groups. Interestingly, age makes little difference. “Curious about other countries that get mentioned?” asks Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for...
  • Why We Celebrate The 4th Of July

    07/04/2017 7:09:28 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 50 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | July 4, 2017 | Menagerie
    The colonies had been in conflict with England for over a year in June of 1776. A Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia on June 7 of that year. Richard Henry Lee from Virginia offered up a resolution with these now famous words: “Resolved: That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.”
  • Coarse Correction: The Real Significance of the 2016 Election

    07/03/2017 1:44:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    American Greatness ^ | June 30, 2017 | Ken Masugi
    About a year ago, the respected Harvard political theorist, Harvey C. Mansfield, Jr., wrote an op-ed about Donald Trump for the Wall Street Journal titled, “Why Donald Trump Is No Gentleman.” Mansfield made the case that the appellation “gentleman” is one used so rarely these days that we forget, even, to note its opposite. He also wrote: The outstanding person in this election is Donald Trump, in that he attracts the most attention, but the outstanding fact is the voters behind him who excuse Mr. Trump for his ungentlemanly behavior…. Incapable as he is of appreciating the gentleman, Mr. Trump...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of July 3, 2017)

    07/02/2017 7:10:40 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies ^ | 7-3-17 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Oncoming Racial Doom: The Clash of Cultures

    07/02/2017 9:34:28 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 38 replies
    Fred on Everything ^ | 6/15/2017 | Fred on Everything
    I'm certain this rather long essay has been around before. Because it is long, some of you may have not bothered to read it. If you do so now, you may agree with me that it outlines in brutal detail the origins of many of the troubles we now face. For that reason, I forward it again and encourage you to read it now. If you are EVER to understand why men like Jefferson, Lincoln and others believed that, while there are exceptions (think Sowell, Williams, Ben Carson, Colonel West, Herman Caine and others), it would take a looonnnggg time...
  • CNN, Potato Chips, Elmo, Teensy Russian Dolls and Jim Acosta’s Interpretive Dance Routine

    06/28/2017 7:22:30 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 27 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | June 28, 2017 | Sundance
    Tucker Carlson interviews political humorist Mark Steyn on the current state of the ‘Muh Russia’ CNN planetary conspiracy theorem. Mark Steyn accurately provides numerous metaphors to encapsulate the latest Russian meme du jour; from empty potato chip bags to Sean Spicer’s interpretive dance routine while CNN’s Jim Acosta interviews Comrade Elmo. Good Stuff. The best. Bigly:
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (week of 6-26-17)

    06/26/2017 2:32:08 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 5 replies ^ | 6-26-17 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Melania Trump picks Trump International Hotel manager as chief usher

    06/23/2017 2:05:51 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 23, 2017 | Sahara Westwood
    First lady Melania Trump announced Friday that she has selected the director of rooms at Trump International Hotel to serve as White House chief usher. Timothy Harleth presently oversees more than 110 employees at the Trump hotel in Washington, D.C., the White House said Friday. "I am so pleased that Timothy will be joining our team," Melania Trump said in a statement. "He was selected because of his impressive work history and management skills. My husband and I know he will be successful in this vital role within the White House." As chief usher, Harleth will oversee the more than...
  • Ossoff Lives with Fiance and Voters Don't Call it Sin

    06/22/2017 7:55:00 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 82 replies
    Vanity | 6/22/2017 | Self
    49% vote for a man living actively in Sin. What does that say about our culture?
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 6-19-17)

    06/19/2017 3:50:01 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 7 replies ^ | 6-19-17 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Juneteenth

    06/19/2017 11:25:18 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 22 replies
    White House ^ | June 19, 2017 | Press Sect.
    Melania and I send our warmest greetings to all those celebrating Juneteenth, a historic day recognizing the end of slavery. Though President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, news traveled slowly from Washington, D.C., to the southern states. More than two years later, on June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger stood on the Ashton Villa balcony in Galveston, Texas, to deliver the belated message of the then-deceased President: all slaves were free. Granger’s astonishing words inspired soulful festivities and emotional rejoicing. Over the years, as freedmen and freedwomen left Texas, they took Juneteenth and its meaning with them....