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  • Supremes: citizenship not necessary for voter registration

    07/01/2015 2:58:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 6-30-15 | Newsmachete
    In a commonsense decision, the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a case that decided that people registering to vote in federal election don't have to prove their citizenship. That means that people registering to vote won't be bullied into proving citizenship, which now seems to be an irrelevant criterion for voting. “I am very pleased, obviously,” said Dolores Furtado, president of the Kansas chapter of the League of Women Voters. “It’s a good feeling because we’re truly trying to help” people get registered to vote. Furtado said the league’s main interest is in increasing participation in the...
  • You Can’t Compromise with Culture Warriors

    07/01/2015 5:40:03 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/1/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    I loved reading the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie books to my daughter. The somewhat Aesopian theme is that if you give the mouse what it wants – a cookie – it will just want more: a glass of milk, a straw, etc. The story came to mind last week, a week that began with many vowing to inter the Confederate flag and that ended with the Supreme Court mandating that there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. As far as culture-war victories go, the flag news was big, but the marriage ruling was tantamount to VE...
  • US now has more Spanish speakers than Spain – only Mexico has more

    06/29/2015 12:30:12 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    (UK) Guardian ^ | June 29, 2015 | Stephen Burgen
    The United States is now the world’s second largest Spanish-speaking country after Mexico, according to a new study published by the prestigious Instituto Cervantes. The report says there are 41 million native Spanish speakers in the US plus a further 11.6 million who are bilingual, mainly the children of Spanish-speaking immigrants. This puts the US ahead of Colombia (48 million) and Spain (46 million) and second only to Mexico (121 million). Among the sources cited in the report is the US Census Office which estimates that the US will have 138 million Spanish speakers by 2050, making it the biggest...
  • Culture Trumps Politics, cont.

    06/26/2015 10:20:25 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 12 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 6/26/2015 | Mark Steyn
    The landmark Supreme Court decisions are bulk-discounted this week, so here's this hour's. In my conversation with Hugh Hewitt yesterday, I said: As you know, Hugh, I'm not a believer in Supreme Courts that are as supreme as America's Supreme Court is. But here they are redefining an institution that pre-dates the United States by thousands of years with gay abandon. Ireland held a referendum to approve same-sex marriage a few weeks ago. I would not have voted as my fellow Irishmen did, but I can respect their decision. Likewise, I can respect those legislatures from Belgium to Uruguay where...
  • Farrakhan: I Don’t Get Debate Over Confederate Flag, ‘We Need to Put the American Flag Down’

    06/25/2015 7:19:41 AM PDT · by illiac · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/24/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Louis Farrakhan stated “We need to put the American flag down. Because we’ve caught as much hell under that as the Confederate flag” in remarks before the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, DC on Wednesday first reported by DC’s WMAL. Farrakhan said, “White folks march with you because they don’t want you upsetting the city, they don’t give a damn about them nine.” He added that when the police took suspected shooter Dylann Roof to Burger King they were saying “You did a good job. Kill all them [bleep.]”
  • White HuffPo Writer: I Was So Ashamed of My Whiteness That I Didn’t Want Children

    06/23/2015 11:50:57 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-23-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Ali Michael is a young writer for the Huffington Post. That’s bad enough in itself, but it gets even worse. You see, she’s a white lady who hates… whites. Herself included. As she explains in a recent piece about her views on race: "I definitely experienced this. There was a time in my 20s when everything I learned about the history of racism made me hate myself, my Whiteness, my ancestors… and my descendants. I remember deciding that I couldn’t have biological children because I didn’t want to propagate my privilege biologically. "If I was going to pass on my...
  • Don't Buy the Same-Sex Marriage Tidal Wave Illusion

    06/22/2015 1:00:17 PM PDT · by xzins · 21 replies
    FRC ^ | June 19, 2015. | Cathy Ruse
    If same-sex marriage comes to America, it will not be because Americans asked for it. In the last 15 years the question was put to the people in nearly every state of the union. Even in liberal states like California, even on ballots in purely democratic primaries, the people voted overwhelmingly to keep the definition of marriage unchanged. Gay activists were confident going into many of these contests because the polls promised them big wins. Yet when people stepped into the ballot box, man-woman marriage won. Polls are one thing. Polling places are another. We live in an age where...
  • Hillary, Liberal Media Sites Squirm at Trump's Inconvenient Truths on Immigration and Crime

    06/20/2015 4:51:23 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 38 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | 6/20/2015 | Jeffrey Lord |
    The truth hurts, goes the old saying. Nowhere is that better illustrated than in the liberal media’s treatment of Donald Trump’s presidential announcement. Not to mention the reaction of Hillary Clinton. Mediaite is up in arms about Donald Trump, specifically his views on illegal immigration and Mexico. In his announcement speech Trump had the audacity to say this of illegal immigrants coming over the southern US border: “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people.” Suffice to say, Mediaite did not approve. The site headlined a furious story by Matt Wilstein this way:...
  • Artist creates Donald Trump pińata for angry Mexicans

    06/20/2015 4:04:41 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 33 replies
    latino.foxnews.com ^ | 6/20/2015 | Fox News Latino
    MEXICO CITY – After Donald Trump's Mexico-bashing comments this week, Mexicans are engaging in a little Trump-bashing of their own. Artesan Dalton Avalos Ramirez created a Trump pińata after the outspoken mogul bashed Mexico on Tuesday during a speech when he announced he was running for president. During his kickoff speech, Trump accused Mexico of illegally sending drugs, crime and rapists across the border. Avalos Ramirez, who lives and works in Reynosa, Mexico said Mexicans on both sides of the border are quite angry at his comments and are embracing the new pińata gladly.
  • George P. Bush in Las Vegas: 'The Hispanic agenda is the American agenda'

    06/19/2015 11:01:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 6/18/15 | Matt Finn
    Jeb Bush’s son, George P. Bush, made what he called his “first appearance” on his father’s behalf in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Bush, the Texas land commissioner, spoke to a crowd of about 40 people at the locally-owned Mexican restaurant, Mundo. He talked about the importance of the Latino vote in Nevada and across the country. “The Hispanic agenda is the American agenda, it’s an aspirational community that I happen to be a part of,” Bush said to the attendees. “We want better schools, a brighter economic tomorrow, a strong national defense, it’s a patriotic community.” Bush said his...
  • Our Culture Is Going Insane

    06/17/2015 3:48:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 17, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, we knew it was gonna happen, everything we knew was gonna happen, everything we predicted that was gonna happen is happening with the pope. And everything we predicted is gonna happen with Trump is happening. Some things we didn't predict about Rachel Dolezal, because who could? And they are happening, too. What an interval. What a wonderful interval. This country needs a break from the absolute sadness, depression, and downward spiral just for some laughs and we're all getting it, except there's a bunch of people out there trying to put you on a guilt trip if you're...
  • Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Donates $5M to Send Undocumented Students to US Colleges

    06/17/2015 3:08:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    The Facebook CEO and his wife, Priscilla Chan, gave the money to the “I’m In” campaign launched by TheDream.us, a national scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants. The fund targets students who came to the U.S. as children and received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival status, an immigration policy started by President Obama that gives them exemption from deportation and allows them to work. Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page that he sees the fund’s efforts as an important step in educating marginalized youth in America. “America was founded as a nation of immigrants,” he says. “We ought to welcome smart...
  • Yes, Rachel Dolezal Is Black

    06/17/2015 5:01:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, Rachel Dolezal, the former local head of the Spokane NAACP, a lecturer in Africana studies at Eastern Washington University, and a proud black woman, was revealed to be a non-proud white woman. She lied about her personal history: She said her parents whipped her when they lived in South Africa, that she underwent rape and physical abuse, that the KKK targeted her with swastikas and nooses. No evidence exists to support any of this. Her parents point out that Dolezal has no black ancestry, and grew up in a Montana home as the child of two white parents....
  • Colonization and Cultural Genocide -- and They Call it 'Immigration'

    06/16/2015 10:24:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/16/2015 | Selwyn Duke
    Have you heard about the millions of Chinese flooding into the Tibet? With their displacement of the native peoples and the supplanting of Tibetan with Chinese culture, anthropologists and human rights activists have labeled the colonization “cultural genocide.” (See here, here, here, here, and here, for example.)  It is a cause célèbre with its own popular bumper sticker: The situation corresponds precisely to what’s happening in most Western countries — most notably the United States — except for one minor detail: No compassionate liberal activists call it cultural and demographic genocide. They call it “diversity.” Everything else reflects the...
  • Immigrant New York City' campaign will hopefully entice the 'newest New Yorkers' to register

    06/15/2015 8:53:32 PM PDT · by familyop · 9 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | June 15, 2015 | BY Albor Ruiz
    Billed by its organizers at the Civic Engagement Collaborative (CEC) as an initiative to mobilize immigrant New Yorkers in preparation for the 2016 Presidential elections, New York needs the new campaign to be an effective effort. After all, this is a city where nearly 40% of the residents are foreign-born, over 60% speak a language other than English at home, and about 20% — or 1,480,072 — of all registered voters are naturalized citizens or the U.S.-born children of immigrants. “Engaging immigrant voters in the electoral process offers a unique opportunity to change the dynamics of civic engagement in the...
  • Patrick Buchanan: Is Third World America Inevitable?

    06/15/2015 6:27:45 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 68 replies
    creators.com ^ | June 15, 2015 | Patrick Buchanan
    Thousands of U.S. troops safeguard the border of South Korea. U.S. warships patrol the South China Sea to stand witness to the territorial claims of Asian allies against China. U.S. troops move in and out of the Baltic States to signal our willingness to defend the frontiers of these tiny NATO allies. Yet nothing that happens on these borders imperils America so much as what is happening on our own bleeding border with Mexico. Over three decades, that border has been a causeway into the USA for millions of illegal immigrants who are changing the face of America — to...
  • How Does Gay 'Marriage' Hurt Us? Here's How.

    06/15/2015 8:43:57 AM PDT · by xzins · 24 replies
    CNS ^ | June 17, 2014 | Eric Metaxas
    Christians are often asked by gay activists why they oppose same-sex “marriage.” “How does our marriage hurt you?” they ask. Well, I can think of one significant way it will hurt us: It will destroy religious freedom and free speech rights. The handwriting is on the wall in Canada, which legalized same-sex “marriage” in 2005, in effect completely changing its true meaning. Since then, as Michael Coren notes in National Review Online, “there have been between 200 and 300 proceedings … against critics and opponents of same-sex marriage.” Of course he means legal proceedings. For instance, in Saskatchewan, a homosexual...
  • Which Way, Evangelicals? There is Nowhere to Hide on Gay Marriage

    06/15/2015 6:44:40 AM PDT · by xzins · 72 replies
    ChristianHeadlines.com ^ | June 10, 2015 | Al Mohler
    If the view of the “converts” to same-sex marriage and the acceptance of homosexual partnerships is “ultimately destructive to society, to the church, and to relations between men and women,” how can that distance be avoided? The reality is that it cannot. This is a moment of decision, and every evangelical believer, congregation, denomination, and institution will have to answer. There will be no place to hide. The forces driving this revolution in morality will not allow evasion or equivocation. Every pastor, every church, and every Christian organization will soon be forced to declare an allegiance to the Scriptures and...
  • Man accused of molesting 10-year-old at Tempe church

    06/14/2015 7:31:25 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 19 replies
    ABC15 ^ | June 12th, 2015
    TEMPE, AZ - A Mexican National has been accused of molesting a 10-year-old girl at a church in Tempe. Hilario Ortiz Baltazar, 45, was booked into jail under suspicion of aggravated assault and molestation of a child on June 7, 2015. The man was arrested on June 7. In interviews with police, the man claimed the girl was being flirtatious with him, but admitted what he did was wrong. He also said he was lonely. He then, according to documents, asked the officer if he could go back to Mexico once the interview was finished.
  • Armed Home Invasion Latest in Street War Between Two Immigrant Groups [Fargo, ND]

    06/14/2015 7:14:11 PM PDT · by MrBambaLaMamba · 26 replies
    valleynewslive.com ^ | June 11, 2015 | Valley News Live
    Police are investigating an armed home invasion, and a crash that followed in South Fargo. Lt. Joel Vettel says they are looking for two people of interest: Luke Goodridge and Isaac Nyemah. Police say Goodridge, Nyemah, and the others involved, are the same people who have been caught up in a street crime war for the past several days. Officers say following a home invasion, several people left in a car. People in the home jumped into another car and gave chase. That led up to the crash. At least two people involved in the home invasion jumped out of...
  • Historic Decision: Sikh Turban victory against U.S. Army

    06/13/2015 10:46:10 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 32 replies
    Sikh Siyasat News ^ | 06/25/2015 | Sikh Siyasat Bureau
    A federal court ruled yesterday that a Sikh college student must be allowed to enroll in Army ROTC without shaving his beard, cutting his hair, or removing his turban. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson acted in the case of Hofstra University student Iknoor Singh, who had been barred by the U.S. Army from enrolling in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program because of his religious practices. The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is a college-based program for training commissioned officers of the United States Armed Forces.
  • Islamic Jihad, Cultural Marxism and the West

    06/10/2015 6:30:53 PM PDT · by CounterJihad · 11 replies
    PipeLineNews.org LLC ^ | June 10, 2015 | William Mayer
    While the danger posed by jihadist groups such as ISIS naturally comes to mind when thinking about keeping the American homeland secure, the universe of threats isn't limited to organizations which wage kinetic, irregular warfare against the Western democracies. Our enemies – both foreign and domestic – are resourceful. Fully realizing that they would be overmatched in a direct, military confrontation with Uncle Sam or for that matter Britain’s John Bull, those who seek to destroy us have adopted a strategy which has, to a greater degree than many realize, already proven successful. The question being examined here is elemental,...
  • N.Y. girl 'barbarically' raped by teen gangsters from El Salvador

    06/10/2015 11:05:56 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    WND ^ | June 09, 2015 | Chelsea Schilling
    Three MS-13 street-gang members from El Salvador are being held without bail on charges they forced a 16-year-old New York girl into the woods near a golf course, and two of them raped her while the third kept watch. “This is one of the most brutal, heinous crimes that I have seen in a long, long time,” Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said at a news conference, according to New York’s WNBC-TV. “This poor young woman is so lucky that, quite frankly, that she is alive. These are vicious young men, vicious young men, and what they did to...
  • 4 Mt Kinabalu nudists remanded

    06/10/2015 10:43:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    New Straits Times ^ | June 10, 2015 | Arnaz M. Khairul
    It is only a matter of time before notorious Canadian nudist Emil Kaminski arrives in the clutches of police after four of his accomplices, including two women, were today served with four-day remand orders in the Kota Kinabalu Magistrates Court following their arrests yesterday. The quartet - two Candian brothers aged 22 and 23, a Dutch national and a British woman - were detained separately, three surrendered at the Kota Kinabalu District police headquarters and the other was arrested before boarding a flight at the Tawau Airport.
  • A massive, silent cultural revolution has changed America

    06/07/2015 7:52:42 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 6, 2015 | Kyle Smith
    It happened without a Summer of Love, without Timothy Leary, without a groovy anthem or a shaggy new national look. In the past decade or so, there’s been a silent revolution in American culture, one at least as profound as the ’60s upheavals. We’ve hardly taken notice of it, because it happened in people’s minds instead of in the streets, happened in ordinary people instead of in the elites and the punditocracy. Compared to just a few years ago, we have a completely different set of ideas about what constitutes acceptable behavior. As Caitlyn Jenner puts it in her new...
  • Prosecutor: 3 teenage MS-13 gang members (from El Salvador) charged with rape

    06/05/2015 9:02:06 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 05, 2015 | Frank Eltman
    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Three teenage reputed members of the MS-13 street gang were ordered held without bail Friday on charges they forced a 16-year-old into a wooded area of a Long Island golf course, where two of them took turns raping her while the third stood as a lookout. "This is one of the most brutal, heinous crimes that I have seen in a long, long time," Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said at a news conference following the suspects' arraignments. "This poor young woman is so lucky that, quite frankly, that she is alive. These are vicious...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! June 2015 edition

    06/03/2015 1:01:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 92 replies
    http://www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | June, 2015 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • The Right-Wing War on Lena Dunham (Barf and eye-bleach alert!)

    05/27/2015 11:52:19 AM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 63 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 5/27/2015 | Amy Zimmerman
    The right-wingers obsessively document and chastise her every move. Why are conservatives so threatened by a 29-year-old TV showrunner and author? In honor of Memorial Day, Lena Dunham Instagrammed herself in a lacy bra and panty set, and captioned the sultry snap, “I think I will wear it to dinner with some boots & a smile because we are all very lucky to be free.” Dunham clearly presents her exhibitionism as a celebration of personal and political freedoms, but certain fringe elements of the right-wing media have taken the peaceful photo as further evidence of Dunham’s personal war on male...
  • PM calls for ‘discussion’ on being Australian as well as laws to strip nationality from terrorists

    05/26/2015 2:28:38 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 4 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 26th May 2015
    CAN you recite Australia’s citizenship pledge? Tony Abbott believes we all should be able to rattle off the five lines of the oath and wants to talk to you about it if you can’t. The Prime Minister made that clear today as he confirmed plans to strip terrorists of their nationality. Mr Abbott wants a “national conversation” about the rights and duties of Australian citizenship as well as its privileges. He underlined the “profound commitment to this country” in the pledge to highlight the seriousness of withdrawing citizenship. “Every new citizen takes the citizenship pledge. Increasingly at citizenship ceremonies, all...
  • At Sea in an Alien Culture, Where ‘Normal’ Is Defined as ‘Deviant’

    05/26/2015 8:31:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/25/2015 | Quinn Hillyer
    Some of us now struggle to recognize the culture we live in. We are profoundly baffled and greatly disturbed by what seems like a complete inversion of values. The zeitgeist looks at actions that to us seem utterly unremarkable and treats them as major social sins or even illegalities. Yet when other actions strike us as jaw-droppingly outrageous or corrupt, the larger culture shrugs without concern. If nearly half the culture acts and believes in ways that are alien to us, but they are backed by the establishment media hordes, then we in the other half feel utterly adrift...
  • EVAN SAYET LIVE ON TOUR: PIERCING THE LEFT’S STRANGLEHOLD ON COMEDY

    05/20/2015 3:17:10 PM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 5 replies
    Rage Against The Media ^ | May 20, 2015 | KAREN SIEGEMUND
    As we all know, the news media is only one part of our culture that the left has taken over – education is another, and entertainment is the third. This dominance of the three major means of affecting the culture and of transmittinevan+sfvrc+promog information is indisputable and, of course, damaging. Obviously we at Rage fight against the leftist control of the news media, but we also recognize the need to fight against their monopoly in these other arenas as well. As it happens, conservatives aren’t as serious as “everybody knows” they are, and many wish that there were some kind...
  • Abstinence-only curriculum is not sex education, judge rules

    05/14/2015 2:18:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 14, 2015 | By Bob Egelko
    California’s sex-education law prohibits school districts from indoctrinating students on the need to remain celibate before marriage or teaching them that abstinence is the only safe way to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, a judge has ruled. The decision by Fresno County Superior Court Judge Donald Black applies only to the Clovis School District. But as the first ruling to interpret California’s 11-year-old law on sex education and disease prevention, it should put schools on notice that “young people need complete, accurate health information required by law,” said Phyllida Burlingame, director of Reproductive Justice Policy for the ACLU, which...
  • Oakland to halt school suspensions for willful defiance

    05/14/2015 2:03:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 14, 2015 | By Jill Tucker
    Mouthing off in class or failing to follow a teacher’s instructions will no longer lead to suspension in Oakland schools, a ban that will be phased in and be fully in effect just over a year from now, the school board unanimously decided Wednesday night. Oakland Unified will become one of a handful of California school districts that restrict suspensions to more serious offenses and eliminate the punishment for willful defiance — a broad category of misbehavior that includes minor offenses such as refusing to take a hat off or ignoring teacher requests to stop texting and more severe incidents...
  • Black Professor Regrets Comments Critical of White Students

    05/12/2015 2:41:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 12, 2015 | By PHILIP MARCELO
    An incoming Boston University professor says she regrets racially charged tweets she made disparaging white men. Black professor Saida Grundy called "white college males" a "problem population" in a Twitter account that's now private. She also declared "white masculinity is THE problem for America's colleges." She says in a statement issued Tuesday she regrets that her passion led her to speak "indelicately."
  • The Ascendancy of Evil

    05/11/2015 5:27:36 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 10 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 11 May 15 | Jack Kelley
    "For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way" (2 Thess. 2:7). The number of emails I receive from people who are discouraged, frustrated, even despondent, is steadily increasing. They point to current conditions in the world and wonder how much worse things can get. You no longer have to be an astute observer to notice how rapidly our world is changing. It wasn’t that long ago when the standard measure was a comparison between what was acceptable...
  • Can a President Change the Culture?

    05/11/2015 7:08:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/11/2015 | Quin Hillyer
    Jim Geraghty asked a good question (a frequent occurrence!) the other day on The Corner. “If you want to change American culture,” he wrote, in the light of the presidential-announcement themes of Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee, “should you be running for president?” Geraghty isn’t sure of the answer, and neither am I. It’s not immediately clear whether a political office, even the presidency, is as good a place from which to change the culture as is a movie studio or a sound stage or a college classroom. But there’s a parallel question that should concern conservatives at least as...
  • How to take Christ out of Christianity [By being “Culturally Christian"]

    05/02/2015 7:59:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/02/2015 | By Alana Massey
    When I tell my socially progressive, atheist friends that I’m “culturally Christian,” they’re momentarily concerned that I have a latent preoccupation with guns and the Pledge of Allegiance. Using the term with devout believers gets me instructions that I just need to read more sophisticated theology to come around. I’ve tried hard to accept my fully secular identity, and at other times I’ve tried to read myself into theistic belief, going all the way through divinity school as part of the effort. Still, I remain unable to will myself into any belief in God or gods — but also unable...
  • Think of Undocumented Immigrants as Parents, Not Problems

    04/27/2015 8:47:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 27, 2015 | By ROBERTO SURO and MARCELO M. SUÁREZ-OROZCO
    SOMETHING happened while the immigration system in the United States got broken, something that should change the way we talk about fixing it. Years went by, and nature took its course. More than 11 million unauthorized immigrants settled into our communities; many formed families and had children. Now at least one of every 15 children living in the United States has an unauthorized parent, and nearly all of those children are native-born United States citizens. Think of that statistic, one in 15, the next time you drive by a school or a playground. Think of those children living with the...
  • Cultural Conservatives Have Barely Begun to Fight (A response to Rod Dreher’s “Benedict Option”

    04/24/2015 2:44:02 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | April 23, 2015 | David French
    ~snip~ "What I call the Benedict Option is this: a limited, strategic withdrawal of Christians from the mainstream of American popular culture, for the sake of shoring up our understanding of what the church is, and what we must do to be the church. We must do this because the strongly anti-Christian nature of contemporary popular culture occludes the meaning of the Gospel, and hides from us the kinds of habits and practices we need to engage in to be truly faithful to what we have been given."
  • Science Fiction - The Culture War's Line in the Sand

    04/22/2015 7:05:02 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 50 replies
    LewRockwell.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Allan Davis
    A small clique of left-wing publishers, editors, writers, and fans have controlled the Hugo for years, and they are threatening to make sure the winner of this year’s Hugos are all “No Award.” Yes, “No Award” is a valid vote; it’s a shame that’s not an option in political elections. Larry Correia, Brad Torgerson, Vox Day, and all of the other “Puppies” supporters set out to demonstrate that the Hugo process was politicized and broken. They said that if authors were nominated who didn’t “fit the mold,” who weren’t approved by the ruling faction, they would be blacklisted, ostracized, insulted,...
  • Homeless Millennials Are Transforming Hobo Culture

    04/19/2015 4:40:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Newsweek via MSN ^ | 4/19/15 | Betsy Isaacson
    On Reddit, he’s /u/huckstah, an administrator on /r/vagabond, a subreddit with nearly 10,000 members—many of them identify as “homeless”—who trade skills and stories. On “the road and the rails,” he’s Huck, and even after we speak twice by cellphone, he tells me he’d prefer I don’t print his real name. “People say, ‘Well, you chose to become homeless.’ But that’s wrong,” he says. Huck says he’s been a hobo for upward of 11 years and started hopping trains and hitching rides at 18. “I did not choose to become homeless. If you want to say I chose to become homeless...
  • ISIS Warns Second 9/11 Is Coming, Says America's Geographical Location Won't Save Country

    04/15/2015 9:15:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/15/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Terror group ISIS has released an 11-minute long video where it warns the United States of another 9/11-style attack. The militants said that America's geographical location won't bring it the safety it perceives to have, and warned that an "army of Jihad" is coming. The Independent noted that the video, titled "We Will Burn America," is not the first of its kind – in January, the group warned to beheaded President Barack Obama and turn America into a Muslim province. ISIS has captured significant territory in Iraq and Syria and has looked to expand its Islamic caliphate across the region....
  • Sci-Fi’s Pod People - Sci-Fi taken over by PC heavies— face serious resistance.

    04/10/2015 11:37:27 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 10, 2015 | Daniel J. Flynn
    "....The controversy over the Hugo Awards contains elements of a good dystopian science fiction story. Unfortunately, the media brat-fit over the successful effort to rescue escapist fantasy literature from its political pursuers comes not from the pages of Brave New World but from Slate,Salon, and Entertainment Weekly.Like sports, video games, and cake baking, science fiction strangely finds itself in the crosshairs of ideological killjoys. Perhaps it was only a matter of time and space before the genre obsessed with time and space became a culture-war battlefield.“To many of the people involved in this industry, politics and message trump entertainment or...
  • Must Christianity Change Its Sexual Ethics? History May Hold the Key

    04/10/2015 5:34:35 AM PDT · by xzins · 58 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | April 09, 2015 | Trevin Wax
    Whenever people today say that Christianity needs to update and adapt its moral standards for the 21st century, I hear echoes from 100 years ago. Back then, the calls for change had less to do with morality and more to do with miracles. But the motivation was similar, and the results are instructive. What rocked the early 20th century was the call of many church leaders to adapt the Christian faith to the scientific age of discovery. One could not expect thinking men and women to accept at face value all the miracles in the Bible, the thinking went. The...
  • The Hugo Awards: How to Fight Back in the Culture War

    04/08/2015 6:43:22 AM PDT · by Salgak · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 8, 2015 | Robert Tracinski
    This is the era in which we are all being drafted in the Culture War. It doesn’t matter if you’re secular or religious, political or apolitical, frat boys or geeks, hipsters or bros. Nobody gets to be neutral or sit on the sidelines, because we’ll all be expected to make our obeisance to the latest politically correct opinion handed down to us by a Twitter mob. By now, we know the basic ingredients of a typical skirmish in Culture War 4.0. It goes something like this: a) a leftist claque starts loudly pushing the “correct” Culture War position onto b)...
  • The Gay Agenda: What Does the Rainbow Flag Mean?

    04/03/2015 3:01:00 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 24 replies
    Free Republic | April 3, 2015 | Self
    Have you wondered why militant GLBT activists adopted something as seemingly benign as a rainbow, incorporated it into a flag and attempt to use it as a statement for "equality"? Like many and movements symbols, origins and meanings use by those movements are not necessarily what they purport to be. In fact, sometimes they are outright lies. The current politically correct meaning of the rainbow flag is as follows. Now of course such terms seem perfectly innocent. Who could possibly disagree with any of the above concepts or words? You're not against sunshine and nature are you? If you do...
  • This Culture War We’re In: We get what we are willing to fight for.

    04/03/2015 10:57:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/03/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    How are wars won? To win a war you don’t need to kill every soldier on the other side. What you need to do is destroy the other army as an organized force. You destroy the ability of the officers to command and the morale of the men. You destroy their perception of the worth of their side and of their own self-worth. All wars are culture wars. To win you must destroy the values of the other side. (That is one reason why we’re losing to Islam no matter how many times we beat them on the battlefield.) You...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (borders,language,culture.April, 2015 thread)

    04/02/2015 1:32:37 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 78 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | April, 2015 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Dennis Prager’s dire observation: ‘We are bequeathing to our children moral chaos’

    04/01/2015 6:08:34 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 7 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-04-01 | Benjamin Weingarten
    "…We are bequeathing to our children moral chaos. And if our children and grandchildren hate the “Baby Boomer” generation, after we’re gone, they have every right to. We are without question the stupidest generation in American history. And there were two big reasons for that. There are many big reasons, two of the biggest are television and college. College makes you morally stupid. Some people survive that, some people will grow up by 50 or 60. But that is, the purpose of college is to make you a moral idiot."
  • 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."