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  • Charlottesville, Trump, and the Bubble

    08/22/2017 5:03:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 22, 2017 | Tom Trinko
    The outrage about Trump’s comments on Charlottesville has been somewhat surprising for most sane conservatives. He condemned all violence. Who could object? Two groups of haters attacked each other; it was like the Soviets fighting the Nazis -- sane people wanted both sides to lose. But the voices from the Bubble are telling us that only one side was bad and that condemning all violence, like saying all lives matter, is evil. The liberal and media response was expected since if Trump were to say that the sky was blue or that the sun rises in the east they’d attack...
  • Antifa Comes to Boston

    08/22/2017 4:08:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 22, 2017 | Tom Mountain
    The counter protest to the Free Speech Rally on the Boston Common went off nearly as expected. The Free Speech people were already at the Boston Common bandstand, protected by a ring of Boston Police on foot, then a second ring of police on bicycles, then a third ring of metal fencing about 200 feet from the bandstand. At that distance, none of the protestors could throw anything and hit the Free Speechers in the bandstand. About half to two thirds of the protestors were there by 11 A.M., organizing, milling about, shouting obscenities while touting their equally obscene signs....
  • When Will New Orleans Apologize for the Italian Lynchings?

    08/22/2017 3:56:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 22, 2017 | Micheal Bertolone
    The popular trend of taking down Confederate statues and the resulting controversy and violence was put on steroids by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. And now this tactic has predictably attracted mentally-disturbed white supremacists, Neo-Nazis, Antifa anarchists, and outright communists. However, Mayor Landrieu's virtue signaling only goes so far. For example, when will the mayor issue a formal apology to Italian Americans, who were the victims of one of the largest lynchings in U.S. history in 1891? Of course he won't, because that runs counter to his leftist narrative. Italians are now grouped in with "white oppressors," but in the...
  • How to Help Indian Farmers

    08/22/2017 12:07:17 PM PDT · by TBP · 2 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Thursday, August 17, 2017 | Jairaj Devadiga
    Every time the media does an emotional story on farmer suicides or farmer protests, there are suggestions for what government should do. Usually, these suggestions include more subsidies, price supports, and other forms of government intervention. There is one solution that is never mentioned but is by far the simplest one. To increase farmer incomes, it is necessary to reduce the number of farmers. The law of supply and demand tells us that when the supply of something is very high relative to demand, the price it can fetch is very low. The same law applies to farmers as well....
  • With Afghanistan Address, Trump Pleased Long-Time Rivals And Upset Allies

    08/22/2017 12:01:11 PM PDT · by TBP · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/22/2017 | ALEX PFEIFFER
    President Donald Trump’s commitment to an indefinite war in Afghanistan Monday night received praise from rivals such as Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, but left conservatives like Ann Coulter disappointed. Trump criticized the Afghanistan war before entering office. However, in his nation-wide address he said he will not give an end date for the conflict and wouldn’t talk about potential troop deployments. There are roughly 8,400 American service members in Afghanistan and it was widely reported Trump will deploy an additional 4,000 troops. Shortly after the speech, Sen. Graham said on Fox News, “I am very pleased with this...
  • Leftist Professors Defend, Celebrate Antifa Violence

    08/22/2017 11:51:21 AM PDT · by TBP · 27 replies
    LifeZette ^ | 22 Aug 2017 | Edmund Kozak
    As the nation becomes evermore aware of Antifa activists and the violence they bring with them wherever they rear their masked faces, left-wing college professors seem set on helping the militant left-wing group advance its goals. Many were shocked last week after Mark Bray, a visiting scholar at Dartmouth College, penned a Washington Post opinion piece in defense of Antifa violence. Bray defended Antifa’s violent tactics designed to “preemptively shut down fascist organizing efforts” on the grounds that “physical violence against white supremacists is both ethically justifiable and strategically effective.” Bray defended his stance on an appearance on NBC's "Meet...
  • Steve Bannon believed in Trumpism. Donald Trump doesn’t.

    08/22/2017 11:44:35 AM PDT · by TBP · 35 replies
    Vox ^ | Aug 18, 2017, 2:30pm EDT | Ezra Klein@ezraklein
    As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump praised autocrats and exhibited strongman tendencies. But as president of the United States, Trump is proving to be one of the weakest, most disinterested executives in memory. He seems happy — even eager — to be both operationally and ideologically marginalized inside his own administration. This is, I think, the best way to understand the ouster of chief strategist Steve Bannon. White House staff, congressional Republicans, military leaders, and executive branch officials are increasingly confident simply ignoring President Trump. After Trump tweeted that he wanted the military to ban transgender service members from serving,...
  • How Afghanistan Could Put Trump’s Presidency at Risk

    08/22/2017 11:36:19 AM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Aug 2017 | JOHN CARNEY
    Increasing the presence of the U.S. military in Afghanistan could cost Donald Trump support in key states, according to a new study. The study by Boston University’s Douglas Kriner and the University of Minnesota’s Francis Shen found that communities hardest hit by military casualties in America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan swung to Trump in the 2016 election. If Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin had suffered “even a modestly lower casualty rate,” all three states would have flipped to Hillary Clinton, Kriner and Shen found. “If Trump wants to win again in 2020, his electoral fate may well rest on the...
  • Mass Migration Risks Major Public Health Crisis

    08/22/2017 5:44:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 22, 2017 | Joseph Klein
    Germany provides a case study of the health consequences of uncontrolled migration. Pope Francis said on Monday that migrants’ dignity and right to protection are of higher priority than national security concerns. He said that we should “always prioritize personal safety over national security.” The pope fails to realize that both personal safety and national security are threatened by the flood of uncontrolled mass migration. Some of the migrants, including would-be asylum seekers, willfully import violent Islamic jihadism into their host countries, killing innocent civilians. Others from countries with primitive sanitation facilities and substandard medical care are carrying deadly diseases. As the Islamic...
  • Intersectionality, the BDS Scam and Imperial Japan

    08/22/2017 5:37:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 22, 2017 | Kenneth Levin
    The lethal fairy tale of all "victimized" groups being interrelated. With the coming start of another academic year, American college and university campuses will undoubtedly witness once more the screaming anti-Israel onslaught of the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) crowd. As before, it will be led by the largely Muslim ranks of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and continue their campaign seeking - as founders of both SJP and the BDS movement have explicitly acknowledged - the annihilation of the Jewish state. And, as in recent years, SJP and others in the forefront of the BDS movement will seek...
  • Alan Dershowitz: Liberals have a Special Obligation to Condemn Bigotry of Left

    08/22/2017 5:29:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 22, 2017 | Naomi Lim
    Alan Dershowitz said that liberals had a special obligation to condemn bigotry on the left side of the political spectrum, just as President Trump did for those on the right who claim to speak on his behalf. Famed lawyer Alan Dershowitz said Sunday that liberals had a special obligation to condemn bigotry on the left side of the political spectrum, just as President Trump did for those on the right who claim to speak on his behalf. "I don't want to make moral equivalence," Dershowitz told AM 970's John Catsimatidis, responding to a question about the Charlottesville violence and the...
  • PelosiStatueSurge.Con

    08/22/2017 5:19:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 21, 2017 | Lloyd Billingsley
    For California Democrats, some statues are more unequal than others. “If Republicans are serious about rejecting white supremacy,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement last week, “I call upon Speaker Ryan to join Democrats to remove the Confederate statues from the Capitol immediately.” The 10 statues include Confederate General Robert E. Lee, Confederate States of America president Jefferson Davis, and vice president Alexander Hamilton Stephens. As the Washington Post noted, the Robert E. Lee statue dates from 1909 and the others arrived during the following 20 years, with Jefferson Davis and Confederate colonel James George joining their...
  • Some Animals Are More Stable Than Others

    08/22/2017 5:18:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2017 | Mike Adams
    My university probably doesn’t realize it but they just accidentally microaggressed the entire progressive population here at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW). And that is no laughing matter since about 99 percent of our “diverse” faculty see themselves as progressive in their political leanings. For those not aware, a progressive is someone who denies the humanity of the unborn, denies that there are biological differences between men and women, and characterizes political conservatives as “science deniers.” Regardless, it’s a good thing we have armies of mental health professionals on hand here at the university because we’re going...
  • AMERICAN ICONOCLASM: The Destruction of Sacred Images

    08/22/2017 5:17:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 8-22-17 | Dawn Perlmutter
    What really lies behind the widespread desecration of statues and memorials. Iconoclasm is generally defined as the destruction of sacred images, usually for religious or political motives. America is experiencing an epidemic of iconoclasm and it did not begin in Charlottesville. For several years there have been numerous incidents of vandalism of Confederate statues, fallen officer memorials, and veterans’ monuments. The widespread desecration of statues and memorials throughout the country directly corresponds to the increase in anarchist, socialist, communist, anti-police, anti-government and anti-Trump movements. Throughout history and across cultures, regime change always begins and ends with the destruction and removal...
  • Trump's Real Record on Race

    08/22/2017 4:59:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    One lesson I've learned from working with Donald Trump is that you have to pay attention to what he does, not what he says. The left and the media are accusing Trump of being racist and a Nazi-sympathizer because of his words in response to the horrid events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Let's all accept two truths: First, that every sane person denounces the violence and racial hatred displayed in Charlottesville by far-right-fringe white supremacists. And second, that Trump should have shown better judgment in his seeming defense of these crazed groups carrying around torches and Confederate flags as if...
  • The Oxymoronic Left…Emphasis on Moron

    08/22/2017 4:38:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2017 | Allen West
    This past week we had more evidence of the delusion of the progressive socialist left with their counter-protest in Boston and the anti-hate rally in Dallas. I have often wondered, and decided to write about it here, is anyone truly aware how abjectly oxymoronic the position of the liberal progressive left is at this time. And how utterly unhinged members of the Democratic Party and their acolytes in the leftist media have become. First of all, consider this group called Antifa, or "the resistance", whatever they are, these stuck on stupid kids running around with hoods and masks. Now, Antifa...
  • Why Afghanistan matters: The U.S. cannot let this battered land fall to terrorists

    08/21/2017 6:01:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Aug. 21, 2017 | Editorial Board
    There are places in the world so potentially volatile that the U.S. cannot leave them to the ebb and flow of geopolitics. The Korean Peninsula and the Middle East come immediately to mind. Afghanistan also belongs on that list — something President Donald Trump has finally come to realize, seven months after taking office. The Los Angeles Times reports that Trump is poised to authorize sending roughly 4,000 more U.S. troops to the South Asian country, the site of the longest war in America's history. Like their countrymen already in Afghanistan, these Americans won't be a combat force. They'll carry...
  • Neil Gorsuch doesn’t seem to care much about impartiality after all

    08/21/2017 2:24:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 21, 2017 | By Elizabeth Wydra
    At his Supreme Court confirmation hearings in March, then-Judge Neil M. Gorsuch spoke to Sen. Richard Blumenthal with grave sincerity, saying, “Senator, the independence and integrity of the judiciary is in my bones.” To Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, he promised: “I do take seriously impartiality and the appearance of impartiality.” As the saying goes, however, actions speak louder than words. Now that Gorsuch has been confirmed to the Supreme Court, his actions are beginning to bring his commitment to integrity and impartiality into sharper focus: It was recently revealed that the justice has agreed to speak to a conservative group at...
  • Joss Whedon Named As A “Hypocrite Preaching Feminist Ideals” (Hollywood super-lib)

    08/21/2017 8:39:49 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 25 replies
    Bleeding Cool News ^ | August 21, 2017 | Posted by Rich Johnston
    Creator of Buffy, Firefly, Dollhouse, writer/director of the Avengers movies, and creator of comic books Fray and Sugarshock, Joss Whedon, has been accused by his ex-wife, Kai Cole of a series of infidelities throughout their marriage, often with people working on his films and TV shows, starting with Buffy, and as a result being a hypocrite “preaching feminist ideals” While Whedon had established himself as a feminist icon with the TV show Buffy The Vampire Slayer...he’d had several affairs with “actresses, co-workers, fans and friends” and kept them secret over fifteen years.... On-line reaction has been swift, and mixed, some...
  • Succeed Anyway

    08/21/2017 7:38:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2017 | Terry Paulson
    Having frequently driven by the Manzanar Internment Camp in California, I’m reminded of what fear of the “other” can do. Americans allowed the un-American incarceration of loyal Japanese citizens because of their ethnicity. At times, we have treated Jews and the Irish with contempt, distance, and ethnic racism. Slavery was terrible and a blot on American history. But while slavery is still alive and well in parts of the world even today, America found a way to end slavery and affirm our values of equality for all. Of course, there is no total equality of opportunity or results anywhere. You...