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  • Trump Controversies Making Waves in Cannes(more winning)

    05/21/2017 7:23:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    variety.com ^ | 5/21/2017 | Brent Lang
    At premieres, beach parties, wine-soaked dinners and business meetings, the topic du jour at this year’s Cannes Film Festival: Trump. Buyers and sellers, studios executives and stars confess they’re glued to their smartphones, waiting for email alerts and updates on the latest White House scandal. “I’m obsessed with it,” said Stuart Ford, CEO of sales and production company IM Global. “The first thing I do in the morning is check the news. The last thing I do at night is check the news.” Some of the films searching for distribution along the Croisette grapple directly or indirectly with Trump and...
  • College Students Rip Down Pro-Life Flyers, Then Brag On Twitter

    09/24/2015 9:19:36 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/24/2015 | Blake Neff
    A group of students at American University labeling themselves the “AU Justice League” have taken credit for ripping down anti-abortion flyers on campus. The campus’s College Republicans put the flyers up Wednesday night, and called for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. But by Thursday morning, the vast majority of the flyers had disappeared. It didn’t take long to figure out why. At 12:30 a.m., the Twitter account @AUJusticeLeague tweeted a photo of dozens of crumpled-up flyers with the caption “We had some fun with the college republican posters tonight. Let us know if we missed any guys!” The incident was...
  • This Is War

    04/30/2017 4:53:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    Republicans never have been particularly good at the culture war. Sure, they won battles here and there. But even most of those victories turned into losses through court decisions anyway. Now we’re in the midst of the ultimate battle in the culture war – the battle for the First Amendment – and if Republicans don’t recognize this is a war and fight like their existence depends on victory, nothing else will matter. If you had told me five years ago that, in 2017, we’d be debating the nature of free speech and whether American citizens could be blocked from speaking...
  • Rethinking monogamy today

    04/13/2017 8:11:02 AM PDT · by walford · 100 replies
    CNN ^ | April 12, 2017 | Ian Kerner
    "Most people enter their first relationships with the traditional idea of sexual exclusivity. It's just the way we're socialized in our culture." For some couples, non-exclusivity might take the form of attending "play parties" together and swapping partners, watching other couples have sex, dating other people or even entering into polyamorous relationships with multiple partners. Determine what's OK and what's not.
  • Winning the Civil War of Two Americas

    04/03/2017 11:31:13 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 77 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | April 4, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    America vs. Anti-AmericaWhen John Edwards touted the “Two Americas” during his presidential campaigns before his political career ended in disgrace, it was still a metaphor. It stopped being a metaphor at the end of last year. If you doubt that, you can watch Tom Perez, the head of the Democratic National Committee, yelling that President Trump didn’t win the election. There is a huge difference between opposing the winner of an election and denying that he won it. It’s the difference between opposition and rebellion. Democrats have not recognized a single Republican presidential victory this century. There is no real...
  • Progressives Outraged That Mike Pence Protects His Marriage from the Sex Culture They Created

    03/31/2017 4:54:01 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 52 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | March 31, 2017 | Jonathon van Maren
    March 31, 2017 (TheBridgehead) -- Media figures, pundits, and commentators spend a decent portion of their time these days enthusiastically advocating for all sorts of new sexual lifestyles—their championing of gay marriage has quickly moved on to discussions surrounding the benefits of polyamory, the consensus they insist exists on transgenderism, and the rising trend of “open marriages.” So its hard to imagine what would shock these veteran bedroom journalists, who cut their teeth on reporting on Pride Parades, orgies, and unique marital arrangements. But it turns out that they have finally found something that has stunned them to their...
  • Christians Urged to Pull Children From Public Schools

    03/24/2017 5:03:59 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 58 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 March 2017 | Alex Newman
    The warning was clear: Christian parents should pull their children out of public schools, now, to protect them from spiritual damage, extreme indoctrination, and other serious problems. Pastors and churches should work to encourage that “exodus,” helping and encouraging families to put their kids in homeschools or private Christian schools as quickly as possible. The alternative will be the continued decline of the church in America and an acceleration of the nation's decline. That was the explosive message of an evangelical ministry leader speaking as a guest this week on one of America's top Christian radio programs.Dr. James Dobson, one...
  • “Somebody Else’s Babies”

    03/13/2017 2:37:31 PM PDT · by davikkm · 20 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    Iowa Republican, Steve King attracted criticism after posting a tweet which read the following: “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” The statement is open ended, mildly confusing, and leaves a plethora of room for interpretation. King would have done well to clarify exactly what people he believes falls into the category of ‘somebody else’s babies.’ People who fall under the category of immigrants appears as the most likely match for ‘somebody else’s babies.’ Nonetheless, King’s tweet was in response to a Dutch parliamentarian who aspires to close all Mosques and ban the Quran.
  • Marxism: the Bug Wearing an Edgar Suit

    03/10/2017 7:04:39 AM PST · by Noumenon · 6 replies
    In the movie Men In Black, there’s a scene where an abusive farmer gets killed by the villain, some kind of giant alien cockroach. The alien then possesses his body and walks around in comic fashion, like some kind of rotting zombie. The farmer’s wife exclaims “like an Edgar suit.” This is pretty much what Worldcon looks like, these days. Social Justice Marxists operate in the same manner. They take over institutions, groups, corporations, movements, whatever… and kill them. They then wear the skin of the destroyed, rotting institution like an Edgar suit, ambling around in comic fashion, expecting to...
  • Was Franklin Graham Right to Call for a Disney Boycott?

    03/08/2017 9:08:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/08/2017 | Michael Brown
    As soon as the news broke last week that Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast movie would feature an “exclusively gay moment,” Franklin Graham called for a boycott of Disney in a Facebook post that has since been shared almost 100,000 times. The next day, a drive-in theater in Alabama announced that it would not show the movie, while, even before Franklin Graham’s comment was posted, the conservative group One Million Moms called for a Disney boycott, with a clear warning: “Alerting all parents! In a first for the Disney Channel, a Disney XD show subtly displayed several gay kisses...
  • 'Moonlight' Is Among the Lowest-Grossing Oscar Best Picture Winners Ever

    03/02/2017 8:42:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 106 replies
    Fortune ^ | 2/27/17 | Tom Huddelston Jr
    ....Moonlight won the top prize at Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony—after some initial envelope confusion created a bizarre scene—and, despite the fact that the independent drama never made much of a splash at the box office. The movie, about a young, gay black man growing up in an impoverished Miami neighborhood, has only made a little more than $22.2 million in domestic movie ticket sales so far, according to Box Office Mojo. That made Moonlight the lowest-grossing Best Picture nominee at this year’s Academy Awards—and among the lowest ever for a Best Picture winner—even after generating months of Oscars buzz.
  • PETER HITCHENS: A fight for equality? No, it's a plot to wipe out marriage

    02/27/2017 5:03:40 AM PST · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 2/25/2017 | Peter Hitchens
    The campaign to get rid of marriage has not gone away. Civil partnerships for heterosexuals were not thrown out by the Appeal Court last week, only put off till later. They will come. In fact, after 20 years of New Labour government (some of it nominally Tory) we can now look back and survey the smoking ruins of marriage. It's not that the New Labour radicals and their Tory imitators wrecked marriage on their own. It's just that they have more or less finished it off. The very words 'husband' and 'wife' have been erased from official forms and even...
  • 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...