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  • Fox Comedy 'The Mick' Features Underage Boys In Tub Prepping For Threesome

    02/18/2017 5:55:25 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 23 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 2/16/2017 | Chris Menahan
    In the latest episode of Fox's "The Mick" which aired Tuesday, two underage boys are seen sitting naked in a bathtub together while waiting for another underage girl to have a threesome. From NewsBusters: What a pleasant scene to end another Valentine’s Day with: minors possibly having a threesome. Forget the flowers. Forget the chocolates. Forget all that sentimental notion of finding that special person who can love and cherish you. No, the Fox comedy The Mick’s implication of two underage boys in a bathtub waiting for an older girl is something that will stick with me, whether I...
  • Time for Deplorables to Boycott Hollywood

    02/04/2017 9:16:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2017 | Jeff Crouere
    During the presidential campaign, several dozen brainless Hollywood stars were so upset at Donald Trump that they promised to leave the country if he won. Well we are still waiting for them to do everyone a favor and exit stage left. Of course, they lied and continue to pollute the airwaves here in America. Now that it is awards season for the movie industry, it has been non-stop criticism of our new President. At the Golden Globes Awards, Meryl Streep blasted President Trump for his supposedly hateful gesturing about a disabled reporter during the campaign. Never mind that the...
  • Trump’s new culture war has left liberals reeling. They thought they’d won that battle

    01/28/2017 10:26:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | January 28, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    The American coastal elites are living in a different country than they thought and it has a powerful voice in the new president Donald Trump is an unlikely president. He is also an unlikely cultural warrior. That hasn’t stopped him from becoming both. Besides throwing American politics into a tumult that won’t end in the near future, President Trump has reoriented and reinvigorated the American culture war. He has wrenched it away from its decades-long focus on issues related to religion and sexual morality and created another axis around populism and nationalism. The issues involved in this new culture war...
  • An Obama Insider’s Lament (Book Review of "Reclaiming Hope" by Michael Wear)

    01/25/2017 7:58:39 AM PST · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | January 25, 2017 | Jim Geraghty
    In his new book, the director of faith outreach for the [Obama] 2012 campaign paints an ugly picture of the administration’s cynicism. Conservatives will have a hard time finding a more like-minded guide to the decision-making inside the Obama White House than Michael Wear. Wear served in the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships during Obama’s first term, and then directed faith outreach for the president’s reelection campaign. His memoir of his time in the administration, Reclaiming Hope, is a spectacularly readable portrait of a unique niche in Obama-world to which many progressives grew hostile over time, representing...
  • CNN & MSNBC Air Madonna’s F-Bombs During March On Washington Speech

    01/21/2017 11:01:32 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 55 replies
    Deadline ^ | 1/21/2017 | Greg Evans
    An embarrassed CNN and MSNBC quickly – but not quickly enough – pulled away from live coverage of Madonna’s f-bomb fueled speech at the March on Washington. Both channels let three of the utterances slip through.
  • Lady Gaga Asked Not to Talk About Politics, Donald Trump During Super Bowl Halftime Show [tr]

    01/18/2017 6:10:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 78 replies
    Entertainment Tonight ^ | January 17, 2017 | Sophie Schillaci
    When Lady Gaga hits the Super Bowl stage, at least one subject will be off limits: Politics. A source close to the halftime show tells ET, "Lady Gaga was told by the NFL that she cannot say anything or bring anything up about the election, or mention Donald Trump." A rep for the NFL calls this "nonsense from people trying to stir up controversy where there is none."
  • Why Trump’s Inauguration Day will be better without celebs

    01/14/2017 7:29:07 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2017-01-14 | Salena Zito and Dana Schuster
    There will be no Beyoncé wiggling on stage. Bruce Springsteen, Ariana Grande, John Legend and Elton John aren’t going to be there either. In fact, pretty much every A-lister from the Hollywood and entertainment world has decided to skip Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. And whether or not Trump himself is wrestling with that public rejection, the people who voted for him are not. The “blue-collar billionaire” will have a day that’s more befitting of the working-class base that put him in the White House: one without fanfare or celebrities or fancy couture (although his wife, Melania, will most certainly...
  • Trump’s Celebrity-Free Inauguration Is Great for America

    01/14/2017 7:04:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/14/2017 | Charlie Peters
    As a Briton born after 1953, I have yet to witness a royal coronation at Westminster Abbey. However, every four years our American cousins treat us to a spectacular, regal, and full-blown monarchical affair as the president of the United States takes his inauguration oath. With parades, concerts, and lavish luncheons, the inauguration has become an event fit for a king, not the president of a republic. But ironically, the celebrity-cum-president Donald Trump is likely to have an inauguration with a very modest celebrity influence. America’s famous names aren’t fans of Trump, with a multitude of reality-TV stars, Hollywood...
  • Meghan McCain: 'This Meryl Streep speech is why Trump won'

    01/09/2017 5:43:43 PM PST · by rktman · 64 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/9/2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    Conservative commentator Meghan McCain on Sunday criticized actress Meryl Streep's Golden Globes dig at Donald Trump, saying it shows that Hollywood doesn't understand the forces behind Trump's victory. "This Meryl Streep speech is why Trump won," McCain, the daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), tweeted Sunday night. "And if people in Hollywood don't start recognizing why and how - you will help him get re-elected."
  • Missing these comedians. We need them at a time like this.

    12/05/2016 7:54:06 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 90 replies
    self | 12/5/2016 | self
    Began a search after reading a news item and learned these great 'funny' men had died. Listed in no particular order. Lenny Bruce, David Brenner, Johnny Carson, Rodney Dangerfield, Sam Kinison, Flip Wilson, Buddy Hackett, Henny Youngman, George Carlin, Joan Rivers, Richard Pryor, Jonathan Winters, Robin Williams, Gary Shandling. Still living Don Rickles 90! Bob Newhart 87! Jackie Mason 85!
  • “BAD SANTA 2” IS A CULTURAL MARKER

    11/24/2016 12:19:17 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 32 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 11/24/2016 | Bill Donohue
    It’s a hard call which is worse: “Bad Santa 2” or its juvenile fans. By any measure, the movie, and its reception in many quarters, is proof positive that American culture is witnessing a race to the bottom. When the first “Bad Santa” was released in 2003, I described Santa as a “chain-smoking, drunken, foul-mouthed, suicidal, sexual predator. He is shown soiling himself in Santa’s chair, vomiting in alleys, having sex with a woman bartender in a car, and performing anal sex on a huge woman in a dressing room.” Nick Schager, writing for The Playlist, notes the “narrative purposelessness”...
  • CBS Macy's Day Parade Sucks

    11/24/2016 6:22:09 AM PST · by VeniVidiVici · 74 replies
    Girlfriend wanted to watch the Macy's Day Parade.
  • President Obama breaks record with most Medals of Freedom awarded

    11/23/2016 5:38:37 AM PST · by kevcol · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 22, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Family members of recipients and senior Obama administration officials surrounded the stage where the honorees sat, laughing as the president discussed the most notable accomplishments of each honoree. "Ellen counters what too often divides us," Obama said of DeGeneres, a gay comedian who he commended for coming out on such a public stage nearly 20 years ago. The president recognized NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabber for standing up for his Muslim faith "when it wasn't easy and it wasn't popular."
  • Awards show? The AMAs were a political hit job on President-elect Trump

    11/21/2016 2:13:53 PM PST · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 21, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    The music industry suffered a melt down on national television during the American Music Awards -- launching into unhinged, profane tirades directed at President-elect Donald Trump and his wife, Melania. Do not be fooled, folks. This was not an awards show. It was a political hit job on the president-elect. ABC censors bleeped out Chrissy Teigen's reference to "this f**ked up, f**king election." Green Day embarrassed themselves with new lyrics to "Bang Bang." "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA," lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong screamed to a crowd of adoring anti-Trump minions. Co-hosts Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah set...
  • TV Ratings Sunday: American Music Awards stumble to all-time low

    11/21/2016 8:36:52 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 39 replies
    TV By The Numbers ^ | November 21, 2016 | Rick Porter
    The American Music Awards took a pretty big ratings hit Sunday, falling considerably from the show’s 2015 rating and hitting an all-time low in adults 18-49. ABC’s broadcast of the AMAs drew a 2.4 rating in adults 18-49, down 31 percent from last year’s 3.5. It’s the lowest 18-49 rating on record for the awards, whose previous low point was a 3.4 in 2012.
  • Quick Word on Hamilton Fiasco

    11/19/2016 12:27:26 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 106 replies
    YouTube ^ | vanity
    As someone who has grown up around artists and liberals my whole life: I want to say, “Hamilton” is an incredibly well-written, well-produced, true-to-history feat! The phenomenon is cause for hope that liberals and young generations of "minority" Americans will identify with our founders after years and years of being conditioned to view America as fundamentally a bad place and our founders as fundamentally hostile, racist people -- and not for the great, complex, robust characters they were! Give it more time, and eventually more will eventually be drawn to conservatism, which ideally leads to embracing the Judeo-Christian principles and...
  • O’NEALS” IS CRASHING

    11/17/2016 1:42:11 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 72 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 11/17/2016 | Bill Donohue
    “The Real O’Neals” draws fewer viewers on Tuesday nights during prime time than any other show on ABC. Here’s the proof. •8:00 “The Middle” draws 6.16 million viewers •8:30 “American Housewife” draws 5.24 million •9:00 “Fresh Off the Boat” draws 4.26 million •9:30 “The Real O’Neals” draws 3.56 million •10:00 “David Blaine: Beyond Magic” draws 5.13 million In other words, 700,000 viewers who watched “Fresh Off the Boat” either turned off the TV or turned to another channel when the “O’Neals” came on. Yet when the “O’Neals” went off the air, more than 1.5 million viewers turned on ABC. The...
  • We’re Looking at a New Divide Within the Hispanic Community’

    11/15/2016 2:18:51 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | BY MARCELA VALDES NOV. 15, 2016
    (Snip) The Latino vote in Florida upended the Clinton campaign’s strategy, and what we thought we knew about where politics is headed. Chalk it up to a kind of cynical Latina wariness, but I never felt convinced that Hillary Clinton would win the general election. Yet as reports poured in about the historic number of Latinos lining up to vote early in Miami, I felt 100 percent certain that the state would remain blue. After all, Cuban-American members of Congress like Carlos Curbelo and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen had refused to endorse Trump. In October, following the “Access Hollywood” scandal, Ros-Lehtinen called...
  • 'I see dead people,' and they're the liberal media

    11/17/2016 6:56:18 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Deborah C Tyler
    Left-wing news media, from desiccated dowagers like the New York Times to strumpets like Salon and the Huffington Post, are dead and don't know it. They only see what they want to see. People who recently thought themselves so powerful – Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi; the list is very, very long – are walking around like regular people, but their existence is over. So many are dead and don't know it. They were murdered by their own hypocrisy. They claimed to be publishing the truth, but they offered only the half-truth of blind dogma. They claimed...
  • How the Obama Years Stunted Millennial Growth (The origins of snowflakes)

    11/15/2016 2:23:58 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 15, 2016 | Ben Domenech
    If the rising generation of young progressives allow themselves to believe Donald Trump is just a bump in the road to inevitable Democratic success. . . they are in for even more rude awakenings in the future. ... the Millennial generation inspires a ridiculous degree of overgeneralization. It is possible for a generation of this size to include more entrepreneurs and more slackers, more libertarians, socialists, dedicated believers and more unchurched nones. It is also a generation split in two given the very different experiences within the cohort as it relates to social media. ... if you were born in...
  • Trump win resets culture war debate on abortion, LGBT rights

    11/13/2016 11:48:25 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 39 replies
    http://hosted.ap.org ^ | 11/13/2016 | David Crary & Rachel Zoll
    NEW YORK (AP) -- For the combatants in America's long-running culture wars, the triumph of Donald Trump and congressional Republicans was stunning - sparking elation on one side, deep dismay on the other. Advocates of LGBT rights and abortion rights now fear setbacks instead of further gains. But the outcome emboldened the anti-abortion movement and breathed new life into the religious right's campaign for broad exemptions from same-sex marriage and other laws. Kelly Shackelford, head of First Liberty Institute, a legal group that specializes in religious freedom cases, said that, for his cause, the environment will transform from "brutal" under...
  • Bill Maher asks President-elect Trump to appear on his show

    11/12/2016 7:00:47 AM PST · by kevcol · 63 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 12, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    "I want to take this opportunity right now to invite him on this show. ... He won. He ran a vicious, vulgar campaign and I gave it back exactly in measure," the political comedian said. "I was also vicious and vulgar but he won and he did it his way. Nobody gets to sing that song more than Donald Trump."
  • Wilders' Plan: Time for Liberation

    11/09/2016 2:44:09 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 9/11/16 | Geert Wilders
    Pim Fortuyn, the hero of Rotterdam, the man who shook the country awake, once said, "Do not aim for what is possible, but what is imaginable." He wanted to make clear that for us, the Dutch, nothing is impossible. Pim Fortuyn was right. Nothing is impossible for us. We are Dutch. Look at our country. We have single-handedly created this unique and beautiful land. We are the only people in the world living in a country which for the largest part we created ourselves. A great achievement. We not only created our own land, but we also explored the world....
  • OBAMA LEGACY: A quiet mission to export gay rights overseas

    10/26/2016 2:05:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 26, 2016 | Josh Lederman
    While the world was watching America's gay rights transformation, the Obama administration was pursuing a quieter mission to try to export the same freedoms overseas to places like sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and eastern Europe. The U.S. has deployed its diplomats and spent tens of millions of dollars to try to block anti-gay laws, punish countries that enacted them, and tie financial assistance to respect for LGBT rights. It was a mission animated in part by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's declaration that "gay rights are human rights." Yet the U.S. encountered occasional backlash, including from some rights groups...
  • (vanity) Boycotting NFL = Key to Collapsing the MSM

    10/24/2016 11:16:27 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 83 replies
    Vanity
    ABC / CBS / NBC need to go. Turns out the NFL is key to their profits. Check out this story: The key worry here is the idea that the networks are dependent on the NFL and its huge ratings. If the NFL suddenly collapses or just regresses, those huge revenue streams that are driving the networks will start to slow. http://www.businessinsider.com/pacific-west-says-nfl-ratings-will-fall-2016-1 Along with displaying the absolute lack of respect shown to our nation and flag by players not standing for our national anthem, turns out key to putting these PRAVDA media centers out of business is just one click...
  • ‘EXPERT’: GIVE SYRIANS THEIR OWN CITY IN GERMANY TO PREVENT RADICALISATION

    10/24/2016 6:10:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 23, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    A left wing expert on Salafism has suggested that Germany has no real culture and that Syrians should be allowed their own city rather than be forced to integrate into German society. Expert on Salafism and Green party member Kurt Edler is proposing a radical idea on how the German government should handle the integration of Syrians and other migrants into German society.
  • 'Beauty boys' undo makeup gender stereotypes

    10/20/2016 8:51:06 AM PDT · by rey · 67 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 19 Oct 2016 | AMANDA HESS
    One of the most compelling people on Instagram these days is a guy who matches his makeup to his snacks. His name is Tim Owens, but online he goes by Skelotim, and he is a bald, perma-stubbled man who knows his way around a contour kit. Last week, he posted a video of himself applying dark purple eye shadow, sky-blue eyeliner, fluttery fake lashes and a bold grape lipstick. Then, after shooting the camera a succession of saucy glances, he raised a packaged Smucker’s Uncrustables peanut-butter-and-grape-jelly sandwich, revealing his culinary inspiration for the day’s look. Watching Skelotim at work is...
  • Want movie to make more money? Drop 'gay' content [Hollywood]

    10/15/2016 3:42:09 PM PDT · by donna · 57 replies
    WND ^ | Oct 15,2016 | Alex Murashko
    Movies with no homosexual content make about six times more money at the box office than movies with some, frequent or heavy homosexual content, according to a three-year study by Movieguide and the Christian Film & Television Commission. The study is part of a detailed economic report to the entertainment industry recently released by Movieguide and the family advocacy group’s founder, Ted Baehr. “We do an analysis of all [categories of] the box office and for many years, people would say that violence sells or sex sells and of course, we’ve found that not to be the case,” Baehr told...
  • CoverGirl Introduces Its First-Ever Cover Boy

    10/11/2016 8:48:57 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 11, 2016 | Jihan Forbes
    Male makeup gurus are having a moment, and James Charles Dickinson is adding another. The 17-year-old YouTube sensation, known simply as James Charles on social media, boasts more than 70,000 subscribers, which comparatively isn’t as much as some other major male beauty YouTubers, like Manny Gutierrez (Manny Mua) and Patrick Starrr (both nearing 2 million each). Still, it’s more than enough for CoverGirl, which announced Charles as its latest ambassador — and the first young man to receive such an honor.
  • ABC Keeps 'Modernizing' the Family Leftward

    09/30/2016 5:45:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    ABC debuted the sitcom "Modern Family" in 2009 in part to push a broader acceptance of same-sex couples. But the cultural deconstructionists cannot rest until the mission is complete, so then they pushed it even further, agitating for a broader acceptance of same-sex marriage as just as sacred as traditional marriage. Now, the deconstructionists are doing it again, this time pushing transgender acceptance...with a transgender child actor. This new initiative came just a few weeks after transgender actors became the latest social justice cause pushed at the Emmy Awards. When he accepted a highly politicized Emmy award for the second...
  • Why Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton aren't fighting the culture wars

    09/28/2016 7:31:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    The Week ^ | September 28, 2016 | Damon Linker
    The most momentous thing about Monday night's presidential debate wasn't anything Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton said. It's what they didn't say. Not a word was spoken about abortion, same-sex marriage, religious freedom, "family values," or any other issue championed by the religious right over the past few decades. True, those issues didn't fit naturally with the economic, race, and national security topics on the agenda Monday night. But in previous presidential contests, that wouldn't have stopped the Republican nominee from inserting a comment somewhere about protecting unborn life or the importance of traditional families. On Monday night, we heard...
  • As the Cultural War Rages, Can We Live Together?

    08/24/2016 10:35:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Star Parker
    Religious liberty concerns continue to weigh heavily on church-going Americans. In a recent survey from Pew Research, 40 percent of those who reported attending church in the last few months said that clergy spoke about religious liberty. No other issue received more attention from clergy. And not surprisingly so. The aggressive growth of secularism in our nation, along with the natural outgrowth of this, the tendency of secularists to turn to big government to define and implement what they perceive as fair, is on a collision course with religious liberty. Traditional church-going Americans have always taken comfort in the first...
  • A male professor said this women-only study lounge is sexist and illegal. The school shut it down.

    07/28/2016 2:42:18 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Danielle Paquette
    The battle over Michigan State University’s women-only lounge began with a rival school’s male professor. Mark Perry, who teaches economics at the University of Michigan’s Flint campus, had stumbled upon a news story about the 91-year-old room in MSU’s sprawling student union. “They’d written about what a great space this is for women,” Perry said. “They can go in and take a nap and not be worried about being bothered.” He figured it couldn’t be legal. Banning men from a taxpayer-funded study area, Perry thought, could violate Title IX, a federal law meant to protect gender equality on college campuses....
  • Carl’s Jr. Features Bacon and Threesomes in Sleazy New Ad

    07/27/2016 10:43:44 AM PDT · by DFG · 63 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 07/27/2016 | Maggie McKneely
    Why have one sexy model eating a burger when you can have three? Carl’s Jr.’s most recent ad campaign features lots of burgers, bacon, and babes. The fast food chain’s newest item is the Bacon 3-Way Burger. The only thing that sells better than bacon is sex, but the restaurant took that to another level with their Three-Way “Fantasy.” The provocative ad spot features former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Genevieve Morton, along with social media babes Emily Sears and Elena Belle. The women, clad only in white string bikinis, make grilling a greasy fast food burger actually look seductive. The...
  • Thiel urges Republicans to back off 'culture wars

    07/21/2016 8:25:51 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 260 replies
    politico.com ^ | July 21, 2016 | Tony Romm
    Technology investor Peter Thiel implored Republicans from the convention stage on Thursday against waging "culture wars" on lesbian, gay and transgender communities, mere days after the GOP approved a national platform that defines marriage as between “one man and one woman.” Thiel, who himself is gay, stressed that "every American has a unique identity." He said attempts to require transgender Americans to use particular bathrooms is a "distraction from our real problem." And in a first for a GOP convention, the Facebook board member and PayPal co-founder drew attention to his own sexuality: "I am proud to be gay, I...
  • Has Barack Obama Already Succeeded in Erasing the Distinct American Culture?

    07/12/2016 6:15:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 12, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Crazy Bernie's up there saying -- and this is key, folks -- (impression) "We become stronger when we all stand together." That's Bernie this morning for Hillary. "We become stronger when we all stand together." Stand together for what? What is the unifying thing in our country today? Can somebody tell me? Is there one? (interruption) No, no. I'm not trying to be snarky or humorous or anything. I'm serious. What is there in America that we could all unify around? Police brutality? Cops mistreating blacks? What is it? They don't ever identify what it is we...
  • School Rejects Teen's Gun-Toting, Flag-Waving Photo

    06/11/2016 5:30:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 11, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Joshua Bruner is a real-life Captain America. The 15-year-old country boy from Ringoes, New Jersey is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He’s a member of two state shooting teams and he serves as a United States Sea Cadet. Darcy Meys said her son wants to follow in his great-grandfather’s footsteps and enlist in the Marines. “Josh considers himself to be a patriot,” she told me. “He loves his country.” A few weeks ago Josh was given an assignment in a photography class at Hunterdon Central Regional High School. He had to take a self-portrait representing self-expression. So...
  • Most Americans Say Birth Control and Divorce Are 'Morally Acceptable,' Gallup Poll Finds

    06/10/2016 6:16:04 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 6/9/16 | Michael Gryboski
    60 Percent Think Gay Relationships Are OK, but Only 14 Percent Say Polygamy Is AlrightA large majority of Americans consider birth control and divorce "morally acceptable," according to the findings of a Gallup poll released this week. Gallup noted Wednesday that nearly nine in 10 Americans consider birth control usage to be morally acceptable and about seven in 10 found divorce to be morally acceptable. The two items were the top rated issues in a list of 19 different subjects that included gambling, the death penalty, pornography, polygamy, gay or lesbian relations, and abortion. With its 89 percent favorability rating,...
  • The Transgender Juggernaut: When Sanity Became a Crime

    05/23/2016 6:03:10 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies
    stream.org ^ | May 22, 2016 | Michael Brown
    Writing for the National Review in 2014, Kevin Williamson had the gall to claim that the transgender star Laverne Cox was “not a woman.” Not only so, but Williamson continued to refer to Cox as “he” throughout his article.Then, referring to Katie Couric’s interview with Cox in which she infamously “asked him about whether he had undergone surgical alteration,” Williamson wrote, “and God help her if she had misdeployed a pronoun, which is now considered practically a hate crime.” Again, that was in 2014. Today, in some states, it is a crime to “misdeploy” a pronoun, which would mean referring to Laverne...
  • Target, Transgenderism, and Transformation

    05/17/2016 8:16:45 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 16, 2016 | Alex Nitzberg
    Target Corp. (TGT) stock has plunged approximately 12% less than a month after the organization declared that its transgender customers and employees could utilize "...the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity." Over 1.2 million people have signed the American Family Association’s "Boycott Target Pledge," in a massive display of consumer backlash against the retail chain. Walmart stock has also declined about 6.9% during the same period making it unclear at this point whether Target's depressed stock is related to their social policy or some other factor. Target issued its pronouncement just about a month after...
  • Next: Will Court Redefine Man and Woman?

    05/11/2016 9:04:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2016 | Terry Jeffrey
    What if a state department of motor vehicles or a public school insisted that only biological females could use the restroom set aside for females and that biological males had to use the restroom set aside for males? Would that be a rational policy? Would it be just? The U.S. Justice Department is now arguing in federal court that such a policy wrongfully discriminates against people whose "gender identity" does not "align" with their biological sex. The department filed suit on Monday against the State of North Carolina. At issue is the law North Carolina enacted this year that states:...
  • What the Bathroom Wars are Really All About

    05/09/2016 1:41:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 96 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 9, 2016 | JOHN HORVAT II
    The so-called bathroom wars have nothing to do with bathrooms but are all about war. The push to allow a person to use the bathroom of his or her choice is merely the latest phase of the sexual revolution. It is part of a relentless war to bring about an irrational equality that now seeks to break down the final public barriers that make the sexes different.Let’s face it. Once it is held that anyone can use the bathroom that he or she feels comfortable with, the words “men” and “women” on the door are meaningless since anyone can...
  • Liberal AGs Have Begun a War Against the First Amendment

    04/11/2016 2:10:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 4/11/16 | Kim Holmes
    Last week, a line was crossed in the ongoing campaign of liberals to criminalize freedom of expression. The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands subpoenaed a decade of materials and work by a private advocacy group that had dared to question the orthodoxy of climate change.The group is the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and the attorney general is Claude E. Walker, who had recently signed on to a campaign of over a dozen attorneys general to ferret out so-called climate change “deniers.” It is possible that CEI was being targeted by Walker precisely because one of its attorneys, Hans Bader,...
  • Walter Williams: Attacking Our Nation's Founders

    04/11/2016 11:19:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 11, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    During Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign visit to Liberty University, he told the students that our nation was created on racist principles. Students at a Christian-based university, such as Liberty, do not often hear the founders-as-racists argument. But it is featured at many other universities, as well as primary and secondary schools. Most often, the hate-America teachings are centered on the fact that slavery is a part of our history. What is left untaught is: Slavery was a routine part of human history. Blacks were the last people to be enslaved. Plus, our Founding Fathers struggled mightily over the issue of...
  • Does climate change make it immoral to have kids?

    04/02/2016 1:19:29 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    Does climate change make it immoral to have kids? Dave Bry The decision whether or not to have a child is one of the bigger ones a person will make in life – often the biggest. I needed some strong convincing from my wife when it came time for us to make it. Most of my reluctance was self-interested: I liked my life well enough, and I didn’t want to change it. My wife talked about feeling a biological imperative, which I had no answer for. Who was I to stand in the way of something like that? I signed...
  • ABC breaks into THE TEN COMMANDMENTS with a "sneak peek""The Real O'Neils".

    03/26/2016 7:14:00 PM PDT · by Phillyred · 30 replies
    Anyone watching The Ten Commandments tonight on ABC. Those pigs interrupt it with a preview of the religious vsshing Real O'Neils. Sickening little jab. Can't get away from these vermin.
  • BOYCOTT COCA COLA OVER THE GA'S RELIGIOUS FREEDOM BILL

    03/24/2016 8:05:44 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 116 replies
    vanity | 03-24-2016 | ealgeone
    Please call Coca Cola's corporate HQ in Atlanta, GA to express your displeasure over their opposition to Georgia's Religious Freedom Bill. Please be polite when you call. 1-800-438-2653
  • Dolores Huerta: Sanders supporters chanted "English only” when I spoke Spanish at caucuses

    02/20/2016 6:43:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Vox ^ | February 20, 2016 | Dara Lind
    Labor leader Dolores Huerta attended a Nevada caucus to stump for Hillary Clinton — only to get shouted down by Bernie Sanders supporters, chanting "English only," when she tried to offer a Spanish translation. At least, that's what Huerta and other Clinton supporters are saying happened....
  • Are We Finally Unhooking from Hook Up Culture?

    02/20/2016 1:22:51 PM PST · by TBP · 14 replies
    Acculturated.com ^ | Chelsea Samuelson
    The decade-old dating website OkCupid has been asking their users personal preference questions since the site’s inception. The company recently released the results of a study on the sexual mores of some million or so users, showing how users’ views have shifted since 2005. The company asked a series of questions and sorted out the answers from both men and women, and further broke them down by those who identified as straight, bisexual, and homosexual. The responses to two questions stand out: When asked “Would you consider sleeping with someone on the first date?” compared to ten years ago every...
  • [October 18, 2012] The normalization of the trashy single mother.

    02/19/2016 6:19:56 PM PST · by BridgeOutAhead · 20 replies
    Dalrock Wordpress.com Blog ^ | October 18, 201210182012 | Dalrock
    With the exception of widows, single mothers have traditionally faced strong social stigma. Feminists have made removing this stigma a priority as it is essential in order to free women from the reciprocal obligations which traditionally have come with motherhood. Feminism is far more about removing women’s responsibilities than it is about increasing women’s rights, so this is a critical area of focus for feminism.