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  • Womp, Womp: Mark Kelly Finds Himself Needing To Be 'Transparent' About A Few Things

    04/21/2019 8:27:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 4/20/2019 | Beth Baumann
    Astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and current Senate candidate in Arizona, released the full transcript of the speech he gives during paid speaking engagements. The idea was to be open and transparent with voters. But here's the catch: his campaign refuses to say exactly how much Kelly makes every time he delivers his speech. They are, however, quick to tout that Kelly refuses to take money from Political Action Committees (PACs).
  • Kim Foxx, Jussie Smollett, and the Democrats' belief in narrative-based politics

    03/29/2019 10:10:33 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 29, 2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Cook County state's attorney Kim Foxx inadvertently gave away the game — what's really behind the bizarre dropping of charges and sealing of court records of the slam-dunk case put together by Chicago police on Jussie Smollett's fake hate crime report — when she explained to two reporters for Chicago public radio station WBEZ in an interview: I don't believe it is in the interest of the people of Cook County to engage in a narrative that is anything other than all of us working collectively for the public safety of the people of Cook County. The dominant factions of...
  • The Many Things that Democrats want to Ban (Running List) 13FEB19 update

    02/12/2019 5:33:03 PM PST · by vannrox · 33 replies
    metallicman ^ | 13FEB19 | Editorial staff
    This is a compilation of the many, many things that American Democrats (often radical totalitarian communists wearing the mantle of “progressive liberals”) want to ban. This is a running tabulated list that originated from an earlier post about busybodies. There, I argued that Social Justice Warriors (SJW) was just another name for a busybody. This is a set aside list tabulated by request. It supersedes the extensive list on an earlier post about busybodies. Remember, boys and girls, all bans are a restriction on freedom. Go ahead and shake your head in disbelief. These people are friggin’ lunatics. The List...
  • McClatchy Follows BuzzFeed, Vice, and Others in Cutting Staff

    02/01/2019 10:45:49 PM PST · by Enterprise · 61 replies ^ | FEBRUARY 1, 2019 | CHUCK STROUSE
    "We are changing the size of the workforce to align with the revenue," says Jeanne Segal, McClatchy's director of public relations and communications.
  • Time for Humility for Davos Elite

    So the political, financial and media elites have taken beatings at the ballot box -- Brexit, Trump, anti-establishment European rebellion parties. The 1990s elite projects and policies were not crazy, but their failures to make course corrections and their lack of respect for decent nationalism have been costly. Something to talk about if they slink back to Davos next year.
  • Not About Left vs. Right, but Insider vs. Outsider

    10/30/2018 3:37:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 30, 2018 | Salena Zito
    Democrats have had all of the opportunity in the world to win and win big in this year's midterm election cycle. The conservative populist coalition that placed Donald Trump in the White House two years ago hadn't wavered in their support for the president, but they weren't all exactly fans of Republicans in Congress, whom they saw as part of the Swamp. Trump, they believed, had their back and was just mean enough to be that guy who stood up to Washington for them. At the same time, enthusiasm is sky-high among Democrats, who look extra likely to get...
  • What’s the real story behind the Botswana elephant deaths false claims?

    10/24/2018 3:27:59 AM PDT · by piasa · 5 replies ^ | October 2, 2018 | Steven Corry
    Early in September, international news was awash with the claim that 87 elephants had been “killed by poachers” in Botswana. The story originated from the NGO Elephants Without Borders, which received massive publicity – and presumably donations – as a result. Even the beleaguered UK Prime Minister tweeted the story, while a petition calling for wildlife guards to be re-armed surpassed 150,000 signatures. I know a little of Botswana. A few years ago, I was declared “public enemy number one”, threatened by a government spokesman on television, and banned from the country. This was because Survival International was instrumental in...
  • No, The World Would NOT Be Better Off With Fewer African Children

    10/20/2018 6:55:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/20/2018 | By Joy Pullmann
    A Gates Foundation report warning that Africans are having too many kids prefaced more pointed anti-fertility remarks this week from France's president, Emmanuel Macron. The poorest people tend to have the highest birth rates, which threatens to reverse historic progress in reducing world poverty, says the world’s largest philanthropy in a recent report.“[D]ecades of stunning progress in the fight against poverty and disease may be on the verge of stalling,” write Bill and Melinda Gates in their foundation’s latest “Goalkeepers” report. “This is because the poorest parts of the world are growing faster than everywhere else; more babies are being...
  • Salena Zito: Elites are the ones who are dividing America

    10/07/2018 8:09:57 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 7,2018 | Salena Zito
    Ronald Brownstein, a senior editor for The Atlantic and senior political analyst at CNN, recently issued a bleak tweet: “Today felt very much like an update of the 1850s: 2 very distinct parts of US that no longer care to even fake that they respect or value the other. Like Trump, #Kavanaugh built his strategy on rallying 1 side of that divide vs the other. Seams are unraveling-not just on #SCOTUS” Slappy acknowledges there’s a national schism but says that she and her neighbors see Washington as divided, not their communities. James Butler, a local mayor and vice president of...
  • Salena Zito: Elites are the ones who are dividing America

    10/07/2018 2:02:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07 October 2018 | Salena Zito
    McCONNELLS MILL, Pa. — Darcelle Slappy says Democrats and Republicans who live in places like this part of Western Pennsylvania are a lot closer than how they’re portrayed on TV. “Unlike Washington, we are all just a few notches from each other in either direction. We have much more that draws us together than divides us,” Slappy says. In fact, she says the divide in this country isn’t Republican versus Democrat. “The real division is between the elites and us.” In a New York Times column last weekentitled “The American Civil War, Part II,” Thomas L. Friedman stated that “he...
  • Fast times at Holton-Arms High when Christine Blasey Ford was a student there(NOT REPEAT!)

    09/20/2018 7:59:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 9/20/2018 | Thomas Lifeson
    Since high school keg parties at the elite prep schools attended by Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey are now a matter of consuming interest to the Democrat-media complex, it is perhaps telling that the high school yearbooks of Holton-Arms, the school attended by Blasey, have been scrubbed from the web. The blog Cult of the First Amendment says: Those who are interested can examine the many pages that are claimed to come from the yearbooks and make their own judgments. I am not familiar with the blog or blogger, but the veracity of the pages is certainly subject to investigation...
  • Mike Rowe Absolutely Destroys Guy Who Accuses Him Of Being A White Nationalist

    08/23/2017 1:46:11 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/23/2017 | Derek Hunter
    “Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe had some choice words Tuesday night in response to a question he got accusing him of harboring “white nationalist” sympathies. Rowe posted a question submitted to him on his Facebook page that accused the TV host’s advocacy for the skilled trades of amounting to anti-intellectualism, and therefore racism. A man named Chuck Adkins asked, “One of the tenants of white nationalism is that college educated people are academic elitests. Comment? No? I’m not surprised. You never take a political stand because you don’t want to alienate anybody. Its bad for business. I get it. But...
  • The Elites’ War on the Deplorables

    08/11/2018 8:45:33 AM PDT · by yoe · 25 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 5, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    ecently, Politico reporter Marc Caputo was angered at rude hecklers at a Trump rally who booed beleaguered CNN correspondent Jim Acosta. So Caputo tweeted of them, “If you put everyone’s mouths together in this video, you’d get a full set of teeth.”[snip] Again, demonizing the Trump voter as beyond cultural redemption is nothing new. During the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton infamously dismissed Trump supporters as “deplorables” who were “irredeemable” and were “not America.” After her defeat, Clinton proved her early smears were no accident. Speaking in India, she again slurred Trump supporters as being racist, sexist, and xenophobic for their...
  • Trump on 'elite': I became president and it's driving them crazy

    08/04/2018 5:18:56 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/04/18 | Mary Tyler March
    President Trump on Saturday renewed his jab at the "elite," saying that his election to the presidency was "driving them crazy." "You are the elite. You're smarter than they are … you've got everything going … the elite? They're more elite than me?" Trump said while addressing a campaign rally crowd in Ohio, where he is seeking to help Republican Troy Balderson ahead of a special election for the House on Tuesday."I have better everything than they have," Trump said to roars from the crowd. "I became president and they didn't," he said to more cheers and applause, for which...
  • OZY Fest Was a Little Slice of #Resistance Hell

    07/26/2018 12:52:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Paste ^ | July 26, 2018 | Jason Rhode
    The third annual OZY Fest just ended. The event was held from July 21-22 in Central Park, it featured an appalling parade of the blessed and brightest … and is the best possible argument for piranha-fication of America’s waterways. Or for meteors to be less discriminating in where they strike. In reality, OZY Fest is another lukewarm neoliberal think-festival. It featured luminaries of the modern brainflesh like Steven Pinker, Common, and the once-was-future President of these United States, Madam Secretary Hillary Clinton. Oh, and these people: (TWEET-AT-LINK) Some of you are making O-faces right now, like an obscenely prudish butler...
  • How Samantha Bee Survives

    06/01/2018 6:52:56 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 26 replies
    NRO ^ | 1 June 2018 | David French
    Let’s call it progressive peer-group privilege. The older I get, the more firmly I’m convinced of a fundamental psychological fact. We never really leave high school. Of all the forms of pressure that one can apply to a person — political pressure, market pressure, moral pressure — the one that matters most of all is the one that mattered in the lunch room when you were wearing your class ring and letter jacket. It’s peer pressure, the unbreakable bond of the high-school clique. No reasonable person thinks Samantha Bee would still have a job at TBS if she used the...
  • Democrats Just Can’t Win The ‘Respect’ of Donald Trump voters

    05/15/2018 12:51:02 PM PDT · by ethom · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 15 at 1:40 PM | Paul Waldman
    In the endless search for the magic key that Democrats can use to unlock the hearts of white people who vote Republican, the hot new candidate is “respect.” If only they cast off their snooty liberal elitism and show respect to people who voted for Donald Trump, Democrats can win them over and take back Congress and the White House. The assumption is that if Democrats simply choose to deploy this powerful tool of respect, then minds will be changed and votes will follow. As a voter says in “The Great Revolt,” a new book by conservative journalist Salena Zito...
  • ‘My dad's the mayor!' Video shows Denver mayor's son using slur against officer during traffic stop

    05/08/2018 8:20:39 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 56 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | 05/08/18 | Tony Kovaleski
    A police body camera video leaked to Contact7 Investigates shows the son of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock using a slur against an Aurora police officer during a traffic stop. “My dad’s the mayor, you f---ing f--got,” Jordan Hancock is shown saying in the video clip. “Of Denver? Well you’re in Aurora,” the officer responds. “Guess what, I’m about to get you fired you f---ing b---h,” Hancock is heard saying later. The video clip sent to Contact7 Investigates by an anonymous source is only about 20 seconds long and ends with 22-year-old Hancock driving away. Denver7 requested the full video from...
  • The War On Us

    04/11/2018 1:46:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    thezman ^ | 8 April, 2018 | zman
    Whether you know it or not, you are at war. It’s not a shooting in the street war, at least not yet, but it is a war. Specifically, the people in charge have decided to wage war on segments of the American society. To paraphrase the late historian Christopher Lasch, the managerial elite has turned their back on average Americans and opted instead for a ruthlessly cosmopolitan view of life, one that values rootlessness, internationalism and transience. Increasingly, their ends are in direct conflict with liberal democracy. Another way of looking at this is that the managerial elite has reached...
  • It Depends on What the Meaning of Facts Is

    03/30/2018 5:51:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | March 30, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    Former President Barack Obama (I love the adjective preceding his title) made some comments at the recent Global Opinion Leaders Summit in Japan that I can't let slide, so please forgive me. "It used to be that the two political parties in the United States would disagree but there was a common base line of facts and a set of norms in terms of political behavior that were followed. ... You could have a disagreement, but basic things got done. ... And some of the reason for that is ... it used to be that in the United States, there...