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  • A guide to the dark side (video only)

    03/24/2015 8:47:17 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 3-24-2015 | Pat Condell
    How to be "Progressive."
  • Elegant Black Girls of the 80s Make Graceless Hip-Hop Generation Look Like Complete Slobs

    03/23/2015 9:37:38 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 59 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    No tats/angst/mutant posterior/glorification of stupidity-  and the music was better, too: And note Whitney, Sade, et. al. sporting cross necklaces... what a difference 30 yrs can make for an imploding culture: [gallery/video] ______________________________________________ Frompo   mTV   Wikipedia Commons   VanessaWilliams.com
  • PopPolitics: Reza Aslan on Why Iranians Love Hollywood, But the Regime Fears It

    03/21/2015 10:54:14 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 3 replies
    Internet Movie Database ^ | 3/22/2015 | Ted Johnson
    Author and scholar Reza Aslan, who just signed on to host a new series for CNN, says that average Iranians see the prospect of an agreement between the U.S. and Iran over that country’s nuclear program as an important step toward lifting sanctions and opening up their society.
  • The prescience of Pat Moynihan

    03/20/2015 2:58:11 PM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 15, 2015 | 7:57pm | George F. Will
    Perhaps the decisive factors in combating poverty and enabling upward mobility were not economic but cultural — the habits, mores and dispositions that equip individuals to take advantage of opportunities. This was dismaying because governments know how to alter incentives and remove barriers but not how to manipulate culture. The assumption that the condition of the poor must improve as macroeconomic conditions improve was to be refuted by a deepened understanding of the crucial role of the family as the primary transmitter of the social capital essential for self-reliance and betterment. Family structure is the primary predictor of social outcomes,...
  • Eating 3 Square Meals A Day Is Actually Racist

    03/17/2015 6:38:47 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 33 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 3/04/2015 | Kiera Butler
    Full headline: Huh? Mother Jones Explains Why Eating 3 Square Meals A Day is Actually Racist.According to an essay by Mother Jones Senior Editor Kiera Butler, eating three meals a day is “anti-science, racist, and might actually be making you sick.” Butler’s astounding proclamation that three square meals is “racist” is supported by her interview with Historian Abigail Carroll, who wrote the book Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal: When European settlers got to America, they also imported their meal habits: a light meal—maybe cold mush and radishes—in the morning, a heavier, cooked one midday, and a third...
  • FROM THE PASTOR [re St. Patrick]

    03/14/2015 3:08:58 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 15 replies
    Church of Saint Michael, New York City ^ | March 15, 2015 | by Fr. George W. Rutler
    Maewyn Succat did not have an easy time embracing the Faith. Although his father Calpurnius was a deacon, Maewyn indulged a spirited youthful rebellion against what he had been taught, and it was only after being kidnapped by superstitious people called Druids that he realized the difference that Christianity makes in the souls of men and the character of cultures. This was in the fifth century, and Maewyn, probably born in the Cumbria part of England near the Scottish lands, was roughly contemporary with the bishop Augustine in North Africa who watched the decay of the Roman Empire. Maewyn eventually...
  • 15 Southern, Texas Southern women’s basketball players suspended for wild on-court brawl

    03/11/2015 10:39:01 AM PDT · by fungoking · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 3/10/15 | Matt Bonesteel
    The Southwestern Athletic Conference has suspended seven Southern women’s basketball players and eight Texas Southern players for their role in a chaotic on-court brawl Saturday night, the Advocate is reporting. The conference also announced that the game will count as a loss for both teams, meaning Texas Southern earned the SWAC regular season title at 16-2 while Southern fell to 15-3. However, Texas Southern announced it will not participate in the SWAC tournament because it will not have enough players to field a five-person lineup. Southern will have six available players for its game against Grambling on Wednesday in the...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 7 - FINAL!

    03/08/2015 7:18:56 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 69 replies
    me | 3/8/15 | me
    ROUND 7 - THE FINAL - OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 15 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Final Pair! Vote for your favorite! No reply, no vote. A tie will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • Original Sin- Gramsci (FR-1998)- The most profound article ever posted here.

    03/05/2015 10:00:37 PM PST · by barmag25 · 26 replies
    [ Last | Latest Posts | Latest Articles | Self Search | Add Bookmark | Post | Abuse | Help! ] Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. Original Sin Culture/Society Editorial Keywords: CULTURE, LIBERALISM, POLITICS, DECEPTIONS, POWER, CORRUPTION Source: The Laissez Faire City Times Published: Dec. 28, 1998 Author: ACE Posted on 08/19/2001 11:27:40 PDT by Coyote Original Sin by ACE Few things...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION - MARCH 2015 - 3 TO 6PM ET.

    03/03/2015 3:38:42 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 57 replies
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  • Why Listen to Arabic Music?

    03/02/2015 10:33:28 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 65 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/2/2015 | Sacra Pizza Man
     Why bother to listen to this music? How can we come to understand these people in war, if we don't listen to them in peace? They're on the other side of a divide from us—very high illiteracy rate, if a person who can't read sees a scrap of printed matter from a newpaper on the ground, they will pick it up in case it might be the Holy Quran. Music has the ability to transcend this divide.  It's great music, one of its influences is Roman culture—this instrument, the Qunan, the name comes from Greek, "Canon", a ruler or tuning measuring rod. They...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 6

    03/01/2015 6:30:25 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 48 replies
    me | 3/1/15 | me
    ROUND 6 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 8 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Final 4 in just 2 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • Maldives: Islamists Storm National Museum, Destroy Entire Collection of 12th Century Buddhist

    02/12/2012 11:30:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 2/12/12 | zip
    (AFP) — At the Maldives’ National Museum, smashed Buddhist statues are testament to the rise of Islamic extremism and Taliban-style intolerance in a country famous as a laid-back holiday destination. On Tuesday, as protesters backed by mutinous police toppled president Mohamed Nasheed, a handful of men stormed the Chinese-built museum and destroyed its display of priceless artifacts from the nation’s pre-Islamic era. “They have effectively erased all evidence of our Buddhist past,” a senior museum official told AFP at the now shuttered building in the capital Male, asking not to be named out of fear for his own safety. “We...
  • Pope Shares Remarks on American Culture with Bishops; Issues Call to Laity By: Msgr. Charles Pope

    02/14/2012 2:28:02 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | February 13, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On January 19, Pope Benedict addressed bishops from the District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services, and the Virgin Islands. These U.S. bishops were in Rome for their periodic “ad limina” visits, which included meetings with the pope and Vatican officials, covering a wide range of pastoral matters.His words provide some sober reflection for us. As is usually the case, I would like to provide excerpts of the Pope’s remarks from a CNS News Article and then present my own comments in red.Pope Benedict XVI warned visiting U.S. bishops that “radical secularism”...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 5

    02/23/2015 6:57:05 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 51 replies
    me | 2/23/15 | me
    ROUND 5 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 1 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Great 8 in just 4 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • Islamic State blows up Church of Immaculate Virgin

    Islamic State blows up Church of Immaculate Virgin FEBRUARY 6, 2015 9:42 AM BY RAYMOND IBRAHIM] According to Rudaw, an Iraqi news agency, on February 2, security sources from the Ninevah police district said that the Islamic State blew up the Church of the Immaculate Virgin—one of the largest and oldest Chaldean churches in the ancient section of Mosul. The security source said: “The organization finished wiring the church with explosives this morning and detonated it, leaving widespread destruction in the church and neighboring buildings.” Prior to this, the old church — which stood on the foundation of what was...
  • States don’t want illegal immigrants, but could they need them? (Here we go)

    02/19/2015 1:36:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | February 19, 2015 | Yaël Ossowski
    A coalition of 26 states fought and won a battle to freeze President Barack Obama’s deferred action plan to give temporary work visas to illegal immigrants with children born in the United States. Judge Andrew Hanen’s injunction order, issued Monday, makes certain eligible illegal immigrants won’t get permission from the federal government to seek lawful employment, and will have to continue working without legal papers. The states who filed the lawsuit claimed such an action would cause “undue burden” to their finances. “Regardless of the reasons behind the actions or inaction of the executive and legislative branches of the...
  • Tattoos, prescription drugs, obesity hinder Army Reserves recruitment effort

    02/16/2015 8:19:50 PM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Feb. 16, 2015 | Maggie Ybarra
    The majority of potential Army reservists are either hooked on prescription drugs, have too many tattoos, are overweight or have mental conditions that prohibit them from joining the military, recruiters say. Seven out of 10 applicants — who return to their civilian lives after training, but can be called into active service at any time — fail to meet Army Reserve standards for on mental, physical and other grounds, said Capt. Eric Connor, U.S. Army Reserve Command spokesman. The problem affects the broader service as well. According to Army Recruiting Command statistics compiled last year, 71 percent of young people...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 4

    02/16/2015 5:35:44 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 50 replies
    me | 2/16/15 | me
    ROUND 4 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. Sweet 16 in 8 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) TIE-BREAKER FOR ROUND 3

    02/15/2015 3:21:30 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 44 replies
    me | 2/15/15 | me
    We have a TIE from Round 3 to BREAK! (What is it with 1983? No one seems to be able to separate the songs!) #4 1983 "Down Under” Men at Work versus #1 1983 "Every Breath You Take" Police
  • Understanding The Fear Of Self-Defense And Revolution

    02/12/2015 6:48:09 AM PST · by Politically Correct · 19 replies
    Alt-Market.com ^ | 11 Feb 2015 | Brandon Smith
    Our era is a strange one when considering how social attitudes have developed in such a contrary fashion to the rest of history. I think that our forefathers would look upon our current culture with bewilderment when confronted with the fact that our generation has all but abandoned the option of physical rebellion as a tool for social change. Even among the most enslaved of nations and peoples, the idea of revolution has been held in regard as an entirely moral and principled affair involving every individual, no matter their age or economic station. Today, however, that which we call...
  • The Ark of Freedom

    02/10/2015 8:28:34 PM PST · by Nelson Hultberg · 8 replies
    Americans for a Free Republic ^ | 02/09/2015 | Nelson Hultberg
    There is only one hope to stop the tyrannical rot of statism stealing over our country. We must challenge the Democrat-Republican monopoly of politics that foments the rot. Is this being redundant? Heard all this before? Perhaps, but our most defiant Founding Father, Samuel Adams, was very redundant in his pursuit of justice. He told his fellows repeatedly: “It does not take a majority to prevail…but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” Irate and tireless are what’s important here. We can save our country only if we patriots (who are...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 3

    02/09/2015 7:24:26 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 30 replies
    me | 2/9/15 | me
    ROUND 3 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. Sweet 16 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite in each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) TIE-BREAKER FOR ROUND 2

    02/08/2015 5:00:50 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 32 replies
    me | 2/8/15 | me
    We have a TIE from Round 2 to BREAK! #3 1983 "Flashdance... What a Feeling" Irene Cara versus#5 1983 "Beat It" Michael Jackson
  • Catholic News Service Confirms: High Homicide Rates due to Bad Criminal Justice Systems

    02/07/2015 10:23:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In January of 2013, I wrote an essay on European Murder rates compared to the United States.  In it, I came to the conclusion that culture was the most important driver of homicide rates, and that the presence of guns was a minor factor.   It has been one of the most popular essays that I have written.   As I have pursued the subject further, the predominant and most important part of the "culture" predictor of high homicide rates appears to be a lack of faith in the criminal justice system. I have found that the same conclusion was reached...
  • The Relative Value of $100 Changes by State—This Map Shows What a Benjamin Is Worth Where You Are

    02/07/2015 9:05:22 AM PST · by Baynative · 78 replies
    IJ Review ^ | Feb 6, 2015 | Joseph Perticone
    A newly released map from the Tax Foundation shows the relative value of $100 varies, depending on the state in which you’re looking to spend money
  • The Savage Nation Radio Show - FEBRUARY 2015 - 3 to 6 pm.

    02/03/2015 3:11:22 AM PST · by dynachrome · 123 replies
    michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | February 2015 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Shoppers revolt after Walmart orders greeter to stop saying ‘have a blessed day’

    02/02/2015 11:16:13 AM PST · by Kyle Olson
    The American Mirror ^ | 1/31/15 | OLaf Ekberg
    An Oregon legislator wants mental evaluations for police officers as little as “once a year” for one reason: Ferguson. Democratic Representative Lew Frederick appeared at a Portland town hall meeting over the weekend to announce a series of bills inspired by the Missouri incident involving teenager Michael Brown and police officer Darren Wilson. “I want to have a regular psychological evaluation of every law enforcement officer,” Frederick told the crowd, which responded with cheers. He suggested a time range from once a year to once every two years.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S)

    02/01/2015 3:52:05 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 60 replies
    me | 2/1/15 | me
    ROUND 2 of the greatest hits of the '80s begins! Due date: Sunday, Feb 8 @6:00 pm (Eastern) Had to cut short the Round 1, as the response wasn't enough. Will try weekly rounds from now on. This Round takes the top 6 songs of each year of the '80s, and pairs them in brackets along with the best #7s as voted in Round 1.
  • Chicago: A Great City?

    01/30/2015 3:05:53 PM PST · by yetidog · 73 replies
    January 30,2014 | Vanity
    Is Chicago a great city? What makes it different?
  • The Savage Nation Radio Show - JANUARY 2015 - 3 to 6 pm.

    01/05/2015 11:59:07 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 108 replies
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  • Loretta Lynch: Illegal Aliens Have Right To Work As Much As American Citizens

    01/28/2015 11:19:26 AM PST · by bestintxas · 131 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/28/15 | m boyle
    President Barack Obama’s nominee to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General of the United States, Loretta Lynch, said on Wednesday during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing that she thinks illegal aliens have the same right to work in America as American citizens do. “Senator, I believe the right and the obligation to work is one that is shared by everyone in this country, regardless of how they came here,” Lynch said when asked by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) who has a greater right to work: Illegal aliens, or lawful immigrants and American citizens? “Certainly, if someone is here—regardless of...
  • No, Hollywood. Islam Does Not Have a PR Problem.

    01/26/2015 8:23:55 AM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 13 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 3015-01-26 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Ever since the savage attacks in France, our pencil-waving, cartoon-pixelating media and Islamic theologian body politic have gone on an Islamic charm offensive. In the face of 24,935 jihadist attacks since Sept. 11, 2001, we are told over and over again that Islam, one of the world’s great religions, is peaceful and merely being distorted by misunderstanding violent extremists with no particular ideology. Whether or not you believe this, in spite of Islam’s supremacist goals and history, Koran-endorsed strategic lying and deception by way of taqiyya, the totalitarian theopolitical doctrine of Shariah that compels the systematic persecution of women, gays...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S)

    01/25/2015 7:37:02 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 53 replies
    me | 1/25/15 | me
    OK, FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '80S. The baseline for the contest is the top 7 hits of each year of the '80s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is not based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture reactivity. The rules in general will be to vote for everything shown. No equivocating, ties, or omissions. Votes will only be counted if the "ballot" is complete. ROUND 1 We begin by using the #7 songs of each year and paring them from 10 songs to 4 (to set up brackets for the rest of the...
  • (VANITY) How about a music play-off for best '80s songs?

    01/22/2015 6:34:07 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 129 replies
    me | 1/22/15 | me
    What does everyone think of a music play-off bracket-type poll for best songs of the '80s?
  • The Metaphorical War

    01/21/2015 11:49:17 AM PST · by Doug Loss · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/16/2015 | Stephen MacDonald
    Why the disconnect between conservative electoral wins these last thirty-five years, and how leftward American culture and law has slithered? How did it come to this? Thought being the father of action, ineffective efforts spring from flawed worldviews. Our ballot box wins having proven at best delaying actions against the Left’s Borg-like assimilation of the United States, it is time for conservatives to take a hard look at how conservatism views itself and the Left. Ultimately, much of the problem results from certain conceptual metaphors inherent in modern conservatism. Change those metaphors, and different, more effective actions will result. [skip]...
  • How Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ stoked the American culture wars

    01/20/2015 5:20:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 77 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 20, 2015 | Terrence McCoy
    [SNIP] The exchanges are just the latest eruption in a long culture war, analysts said, with lines clearly demarcated. “As screenings have sold out, conservative media has manned barricades against liberals who have attacked the movie or the idea of lionizing Kyle,” conservative David Weigel wrote for Bloomberg. He noted that much of the controversy involves the extended battle over guns — and gun control — and pits pro-Iraq war conservatives against anti-war liberals. But it also hints at another gulf in American politics: the plummeting number of Americans who serve in the armed services, which has given rise to...
  • Sowell: 'Diversity' in Action

    01/19/2015 11:48:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 19, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Islamic terrorist attacks in Europe, and European governments' counter-attacks are more than just a passing news story. Europe is currently in the process of paying the price for years of importing millions of people from a culture hostile to the fundamental values of Western culture. And this is by no means the last of the installments of that price, to be paid in blood and lives, for smug elites' Utopian self-indulgences in moral preening and gushing with the magic word "diversity." Generations yet unborn will still be paying the price, whether in large or small installments, depending on how long...
  • Islam and the destruction of our culture: Obama and collective insanity

    01/17/2015 12:09:00 PM PST · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 17, 2015 | Dan Miller
    If "the collective we" were sane, we would exclude those who want to kill us and destroy our culture of freedom. The basis of His foreign and some domestic policies Geert Wilders explained the problem, quite well, to the Dutch parliament. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOF9CJlm2z0] Video linkWhere is our Geert Wilders? Why are those who want to eliminate, or even limit,  immigration by those who reject our cultural values deemed racist and/or "Islamophobic"? "Islamophobia" is the irrational fear of Islam, but the term is used to encompass all whose fear or dislike of Islam is rational. Are "the collective we" insane? Obama does seem to be insane, but...
  • 35 Things Wrong With America

    01/16/2015 9:40:01 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 22 replies
    Return of Kings ^ | January 12, 2015 | Roosh Valisadeh
    See list. Sooooo true!
  • Which of the Two Dozen 2016 GOP Contenders is the Right One?

    01/16/2015 4:23:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2015 | Ron Lipsman
    "....the number of potential contenders for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination exceeds two dozen. It's actually a somewhat ridiculous situation.........Now it is my assertion that the vast majority of GOP politicians over the last century can be classified into one of the following three categories:RINOs–meaning that they do not really believe that progressivism and big government are bad for America–it's just that the Democrats are screwing it up and Republicans should be entrusted with the task of implementing the progressive agenda because they will do it more efficiently and cost effectively than liberal Democrats have or could.CRUELs–that is,confused Republicans who...
  • Police: Belhaven murder suspects involved in string of Metro area carjackings (MS)

    01/15/2015 3:33:56 AM PST · by Islander7 · 12 replies
    WLBT ^ | Jan 15, 2015 | Mary Grace Eppes & Brad Conaway
    JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Three men who are believed to have shot and killed 69-year-old Carolyn Temple in Belhaven last week have been arrested and charged in her death. ------- snip "My son is known for house burglary. That's all. He's been going to the Juvenile Center for his house burglary," Sharonda Burns told us. "For one, my son is not going to shoot no gun. Now, I'm not saying he won't rob nobody, but I know he won't shoot no gun. He was not there the time the lady got attacked. I know for a fact where...
  • The Black Ban

    01/12/2015 2:10:31 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 46 replies
    World Around The Net ^ | January 5, 2015
    According to the latest census data, African Americans make up just over 13% of the US population. That means out of the 317 million people living in the USA, there are about 41 million blacks -- just over the total population of California. However, looking at the popular culture you'd never know that. Black music dominates popular music. Black culture is how most people define "cool." And most of all, what might offend blacks dominates popular culture, media, education, and entertainment. Fred Reed writes:
  • Anti-Muslim hate fuels large rally in Germany

    01/13/2015 3:12:00 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 61 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/12/2014 | Mark Philips
    DRESDEN, Germany -- Long before the terror attacks in Paris, anti-Muslim prejudice was on the rise in Europe. It was underscored Thursday during an anti-Islamic rally in Dresden, Germany. "We are the people," they chant. But this isn't a chant about a society being united. This is a chant of exclusion. An anti-Muslim rally in Dresden, Germany CBS NEWS They're part of a movement protesting what they see as the threat to German culture from rising numbers of Muslim immigrants to their country. Chancellor Angela Merkel may have said Islam is part of Germany now, but not to these people....
  • The votes are in, it’s official: 2014 The Year of the Butt

    12/31/2014 7:21:51 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 22 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-31-2014 | MOTUS
    Talk about being way ahead of the curve: 2014 has officially been named “The Year of the Butt.”Way, waaaay ahead of the curveAnd suddenly everybody is covering this phenom: there’s the PG-rated Yahoo version: From Instagram sensation Jen Selter and her “belfies” (butt + selfie), to Kim Kardashian’s bare-it-all photoshoot in Paper magazine, it’s clear backsides are taking a front seat. Not to mention Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea’s “Booty,” Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda,” and Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” bringing up the rear. And the R-rated Vogue report: Recently, Nicki Minaj remixed the original butt song by Sir Mix-A-Lot,...
  • Quite possibly the most racist article you will ever read

    12/29/2014 3:23:26 PM PST · by Islander7 · 98 replies
    Allen West ^ | December 29, 2014 | Col Allen West
    Every now and then you come across an article that folks just need to read. This one written by Michael Smith entitled, “Confessions of a Public Defender” and originally posted at American Renaissance on May 9, 2014 is one of those articles. It is a profound and deeply disturbing piece, which, as we end 2014, we all need to comprehend as we move towards the 50th anniversary of the Great Society initiatives of President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Smith articulates that which ails the black community — the real discussion we should be having on race, not that of victimhood and...
  • Obama on immigration: ‘Nativist trend’ in parts of the Republican Party

    12/29/2014 11:55:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 29, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    President Obama says his recent executive actions granting millions of illegal immigrants temporary amnesty could spur Republicans to work together with Democrats on the issue, but if they solidify what he called a “nativist trend” in parts of the Republican Party, there probably won’t be much progress. “If your view is that immigrants are either fundamentally bad to the country or that we actually have the option of deporting 11 million immigrants, regardless of the disruptions, regardless of the cost, and that that is who we are as Americans, I reject that,” Mr. Obama told NPR. On the other hand,...
  • Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder Declares Being Transgendered To Be A ‘Civil Right’

    12/21/2014 5:22:01 PM PST · by walford · 47 replies
    Now the End Begins ^ | 12/19/2014 | NTEB News Desk
    Attorney General Holder announced today that the Department of Justice will take the position in litigation that the protection of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 extends to claims of discrimination based on an individual’s gender identity, including transgender status. “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9,10 WARNING! Protecting Pedophiles Will Be Next: NYT writer:...
  • Rand Paul Introduces Bill to Counter Obama Executive Amnesty

    12/15/2014 2:52:20 PM PST · by PapaNew · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | 12/15/2014 | Warren Mass
    Senator Rand Paul introduced the Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act on December 12. The bill (which has not yet been assigned a bill number, but has been placed on the Senate’s legislative calendar) is a companion legislation to Rep. Ted Yoho’s bill of the same name (H.R. 5759) that passed the House of Representatives on December 4, 2014 on a 219-197 vote. In a release place on his Senate webpage, Paul explained: This legislation would end President Obama’s executive action on immigration and restore the Congress’ constitutional role as the body to craft legislation. Article I of the Constitution...
  • Merriam-Webster Names 'Culture' Word of the Year

    12/15/2014 9:35:21 AM PST · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | December 15, 2014 | Leanne Italie
    A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind Merriam-Webster's 2014 word of the year: culture. The word joins Oxford Dictionaries' "vape," a darling of the e-cigarette movement, and "exposure," declared the year's winner at Dictionary.com during a time of tragedy and fear due to Ebola. Merriam-Webster based its pick and nine runners-up on significant increases in lookups this year over last on Merriam-Webster.com, along with notable, often culture-driven ? if you will ? spikes of concentrated interest.