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  • Time for moral courage, given absence of it in high places(Peoria Journal Star now fake news too)

    08/17/2017 9:01:58 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 3 replies
    Highlights: ..But on Tuesday he hedged as he had on Saturday, returning to this all-sins-are-the-same stance, faulting the “alt-left” and “fake news,” speaking of “very fine people on both sides,” presumably including those wearing swastikas... Americans have not witnessed a president quite like this in most of our lifetimes — one who can’t bring himself to denounce even some dictators, one hesitant to call out the likes of the provocateurs we saw in Charlottesville.
  • The Time Has Come For Gridlock Reform

    08/17/2017 7:49:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2017 | Ken Blackwell
    When the Senate confirmed Judge David Nye to a federal district judgeship in Idaho, he became an acute illustration of what’s wrong in Washington right now.  Judge Nye was originally appointed by President Obama for the judgeship and enjoyed wide support from Senate Democrats, but when President Trump – in a good will gesture toward bipartisanship – re-nominated him those same Democrats delayed his confirmation for the maximum amount of time under Senate rules.Now, why would they do that?Senate Democrats have now become the doctors of gridlock. Forsaking the good will the minority party usually shows to the new party...
  • To Move Our Nation Forward, Lift Up America's Founding Ideals

    08/17/2017 7:36:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2017 | Scott Rasmussen
    In the decade leading up to America's War for Independence, much of the drama took place in and around Boston. Sam Adams was the ringleader on the colonial side and public enemy number one to the British. He had been thinking about liberty and independence since he attended Harvard decades before. He was motivated partly because what we would now call the Regulatory State targeted his family because of their political views. Eventually, British troops were sent to occupy Boston and keep things from getting out of hand. Naturally, the occupying force was hated and the tension between colonists and...
  • Violent Tribalism on Display in Charlottesville

    08/17/2017 7:20:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2017 | Bob Barr
    When it comes to political violence such as we witnessed in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend, there are no partisan “sides” to the issue. In an enlightened society, you either believe violence is an acceptable means to an end, or you do not. In this parity, there is no room for equivocation, where the perceived nobleness or virtue of one’s agenda can excuse it. Initiating force against any group or individual for the sake of achieving a political goal or simply making a political statement, is morally and legally wrong. Full stop. Last weekend was a national embarrassment in every sense...
  • Freedom for the Speech We Hate

    08/17/2017 6:18:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2017 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Last weekend, serious violence broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia, when a group of white supremacist demonstrators was confronted by a group of folks who were there to condemn the message the demonstrators had come to advance. The message was critical of the government for removing a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee from a public place. For some, Lee is associated with the military defense of slavery. For others, he is associated with the military defense of the right of states to leave the union -- a union they voluntarily joined. For the organizers of the Charlottesville rally, the removal...
  • Charlottesville: David Duke Still Matters -- Who Knew?

    08/17/2017 5:33:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2017 | Larry Elder
    Who knew David Duke mattered? Cable news made the former wizard of the KKK quite visible in Charlottesville, at what planners billed as the largest gathering of the "alt-right community." The "Unite the Right" rally encouraged the like-minded to go to and demonstrate in Charlottesville, Virginia. Counter-protesters, of course, showed up, and many violent clashes ensued. When the dust settled, a woman had been killed and 19 injured when a suspect apparently intentionally drove his car into a crowd of people, although the matter remains under investigation. Two police officers died when their patrol helicopter crashed. Duke got considerable airtime...
  • Inevitable: Chicago Pastor Demands Washington Name be Removed from Park Because of Slavery Ties

    08/17/2017 5:30:39 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 15 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 08/16/17 | Kemberlee Kaye
    A Chicago Pastor is demanding George Washington’s name be removed from a city park because Washington was a slave owner. He’s also targeting a park named after Andrew Jackson....this is the natural progression of things — once you begin erasing historical monuments, there is no end. When it becomes wholly accepted to impose current values on historical figures and events, why bother with history at all?
  • The Gathering Mob

    08/17/2017 5:16:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    There is a great line in the movie “Men in Black” that perfectly suits where I fear we’re heading as a country. After Will Smith’s character learns aliens were living on Earth, he asks Tommy Lee Jones’ character, “Why the big secret? People are smart. They can handle it.” Jones responds, “The person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it.”It’s absolutely true – the mob and its accompanying mentality is one of the most dangerous aspects of human beings. And we’re seeing the rise of the mob as an acceptable political tactic. If it isn’t...
  • Silicon Valley Billionaires Are the New Robber Barons

    08/17/2017 5:03:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Progressives used to pressure U.S. corporations to cut back on outsourcing and on the tactic of building their products abroad to take advantage of inexpensive foreign workers. During the 2012 election, President Obama attacked Mitt Romney as a potential illiberal "outsourcer in chief" for investing in companies that went overseas in search of cheap labor. Yet most of the computers and smartphones sold by Silicon Valley companies are still being built abroad -- to mostly silence from progressive watchdogs. In the case of the cobalt mining that is necessary for the production of lithium-ion batteries in electric cars, thousands of...
  • The Real Race War (Not the fake one against "white supremacy.")

    08/17/2017 4:59:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 16, 2017 | David Horowitz
    Reprinted from Breitbart.com. The tragedy in Charlottesville could have been an occasion to stop and consider how the tolerance for politically correct violence and politically correct hatred is leading the nation towards civil war. Instead the media and the political left have turned this incident into the biggest fake news story of the summer, transforming its real lessons into a morality play that justifies war against the political right, and against white people generally. The organizers of the “Unite the Right” demonstration in Charlottesville were repellent racists. But they came to defend a historic monument honoring a complex man and...
  • The Cultural VANDALISM of the USA (6 min video)

    08/17/2017 12:49:40 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 15, 2017 | BPS
    (A sober and ominous look at the accelerating destruction of western culture and history, including chilling footage of the knocking down of the statue of a confederate soldier in Durham NC and the frenzied reaction of the cheering crowd - almost all self loathing whites. And the police is nowhere to be found. If this isn't war, I don't know what is. And they have unopposed and total free rein to destroy.) (6 min video)
  • Why workers need a corporate tax cut

    08/16/2017 8:58:31 PM PDT · by TBP · 6 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 15, 2007 | Betsy McCaughey
    Don’t be bamboozled. You don’t have to be a business owner to benefit from business tax cuts. If your goal is more take-home pay, these tax cuts will help you. Data from 72 countries over 22 years show that raising corporate-tax rates hurts workers, while countries that lower corporate taxes enable their workers to earn higher wages. What the Democrats’ class warriors aren’t telling you is that business tax rates in the United States are higher than in any other developed country, making it hard for American companies to compete for investment capital. That disadvantage is worsening as many European...
  • Anti-conversion laws will not help India

    08/16/2017 8:47:02 PM PDT · by TBP · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 15, 2017 | Joseph D'Souza
    Early this month, the state government in Jharkhand, northern India, introduced a new Freedom of Religion Bill. At first glance, the name of this bill suggests an important step forward in human rights for India, but it’s actually the opposite. The bill is a cleverly disguised anti-conversion law, and it’s not the first to be introduced in the country. Despite the fact that the Indian constitution clearly defines and protects the freedom to practice and propagate religion, radical members of both national parties — Congress and the BJP — have already managed to pass anti-conversion laws in the states of...
  • CNN: Is White Supremacy What Trump 'Meant' by 'Make America Great Again?'

    08/16/2017 6:34:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 16, 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    After Tuesday’s heated press conference over Charlottesville, the media has been in a renewed frenzy over Trump’s comments. Over at CNN, the outrage seemed to be at its worst, with hosts sounding just like their radically left-wing guests. On the 7am hour of CNN’s New Day, fill-in host Poppy Harlow actually asked liberal reporter and CNN analyst April Ryan if Trump's slogan “Make America Great Again” was referring to the days when the KKK terrorized the South. The panel discussion started between the Daily Beast’s John Avlon, CNN political analysts David Gregory and April Ryan, and hosts Chris Cuomo and...
  • Antifa is a terrorist group in the blood-soaked Bolshevik tradition

    08/16/2017 6:02:20 PM PDT · by SJackson · 40 replies
    The Duran ^ | June 1, 2017 | Adam Garrie
    Long before most people in Europe or North America were familiar with the word ‘jihad’, left-wing terrorism ravaged much of Western Europe. Groups like West Germany’s Red Army Faction/Baader-Meinhof Gang, America’s Symbionese Liberation Army, Italy’s Red Brigades, Spain’s First of October Anti-Fascist Resistance Groups, Portugal’s FP-25, Action Directe in France and the IRA in Britain were left wing terrorist groups who committed numerous atrocities including targeted killings, bombings, kidnappings and torture on a wide scale. At a time when most people correctly thought of Mosques as places of peace and holiness, these far-left groups put fear into the hearts of...
  • The Roots of Left-Wing Violence-A vague and dangerous ideology

    08/16/2017 6:02:16 PM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | June 5, 2017 | Ian Tuttle
    There is currently, on the streets, smashing storefronts and setting things on fire, a group called “Antifa,” for “anti-fascist.” Antifa are not a new phenomenon; they surfaced during the Occupy movement, and during the anti-globalization protests of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Antifa movements began in early-20th-century Europe, when fascism was a concrete and urgent concern, and they remain active on the Continent. Lately, Antifa have emerged as the militant fringe of #TheResistance against Donald Trump — who, they maintain, is a fascist, ushering into power a fascist regime. In Washington, D.C., Antifa spent the morning of Inauguration Day...
  • Yes, Anti-Fascists Are Violent ... and Necessary (the left excusing their violent hate groups)

    08/16/2017 5:47:18 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 28 replies
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  • CNN's Henderson Claims GOP Has 'Played the Race Card' for 'Many Decades'

    08/16/2017 5:46:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 16, 2017 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's CNN Newsroom, CNN senior political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson claimed that the Republican party has been "playing the race card" for "many decades" as she commented on Republican reaction to President Donald Trump's recent comments in which he seemed to give cover to white racist rally participants in Charlottesville. At 9:08 a.m. ET, after recounting Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio's reaction to Trump's comments, Henderson continued: CNN's Henderson Claims GOP Have 'Played the Race Card' for 'Many Decades'   I think you have Republicans who are going to have to figure out what they're going...
  • America 2017: You Will Conform and You Will Love It

    08/16/2017 3:15:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 16, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know what this feels like to me? The cultural revolution of Mao Tse-tung when the Chinese became the ChiComs. This is exactly what it was like: “You will conform, and you will love it. You not only will conform, you will love it — and if you don’t, kablooey! It is to the work camps for you or to the reeducation jail for you — and if you don’t get it after that, then it’s dog doo-doo for food for you until you do get it.” Let me ask a simple question, ladies and gentlemen. You know, I...
  • Clyburn Compares Trump to Hitler!

    08/16/2017 1:56:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 16, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Grab sound bite number 29. Yeah, yeah. We’ll get to the early sound bites in the next half hour. This is Jim Clyburn, he is Democrat, South Carolina. He was on Wolf Blitzer’s CNN show this afternoon. He’s African-American, if you didn’t know. Congressman Clyburn is a member of Congressional Black Caucasians too. He’s a big guy in the Democrat Party. Wolf Blitzer said, “What was your reaction, as someone who has worked so hard in this area of civil rights all these years, what is your reaction to Trump in the press conference yesterday?” CLYBURN: We remember from...