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  • Trump Just one of Dozens Spied on by Obama [semi-satire]

    04/23/2017 5:18:51 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    A long list of individuals and organizations subjected to surveillance by the Obama Administration was cited by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice as "proof I did nothing wrong." The list included Former U.S. Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif), Pro-Israel lobbyists, FBI contractor and whistleblower Shamai Leibowitz, Tea-party groups, WikiLeaks, New York Times reporter James Risen, NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, Fox News reporter James Rosen, CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson, former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), Fox News reporter Mike Levine, ATF Special Agent John Dodson, former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, Associated Press reporters, Benghazi whistleblowers, President Obama's vice chair of...
  • Dean Asserts that “Hate Speech Is Not Protected by the First Amendment” [semi-satire]

    04/23/2017 11:13:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    This week, former Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Governor Howard Dean expressed his alarm that author Ann Coulter has not been effectively silenced by the University of California at Berkeley. Initially, the University forbade Coulter from speaking on campus citing the event as “dangerous.” After Coulter took steps to go ahead without the University’s official approval Dean became irate. “Coulter is notorious for rejecting the mainstream consensus on immigration, Muslims, taxes, welfare, you name it,” Dean maintained. “Her jibes are so venomous as to generate ridicule for those who hold opposing views. Clearly, she hates liberals and the victims we...
  • Peacetime Flyer

    04/23/2017 10:58:19 AM PDT · by Bogle
    I've received a much-appreciated request to follow up my post about the "Communism at 'Peace'" website ( communiststats.com ), with a direct link to the printable flyer available at the bottom of the home page: http://communiststats.com/peacetimeflyer.html . If by the graces of the webmaster, no one has any problem with my so quickly following up, the link to the flyer is posted here. The hope is that volunteers (anonymous or otherwise) will post the flyers at schools, community colleges, universities, coffee shops (heck...phone poles), etc. to reach those people whose minds haven't yet been tainted. Needless to say, your help...
  • Communism at "Peace": An Outline of Non-Wartime Communist Atrocities

    04/22/2017 7:53:30 PM PDT · by Bogle · 40 replies
    Communism at "Peace" ^ | April 22, 2017 | J McCachren
    Those of you who embrace freedom, please help teach the next generation about communism’s horrors. Steer them toward “Communism at ‘Peace’: An Outline of Non-Wartime Communist Atrocities” ( communiststats.com ). Unique demographics are used (e.g., villagers, the religious, homosexuals, landowners, etc.) in a way that personalizes 85 million deaths.. torture.... imprisonments... QUICKLY making them real to even the least engaged adolescents (and as a teacher, I'm very familiar with un-engaged millennials). I've seen and heard these students flinch in repulsion. Your help promulgating this information--particularly to those students who are about to be preyed upon by their professors--would be appreciated...
  • Greenfield: Obama's Chickens Coming Home to Roost

    04/22/2017 10:33:20 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 30 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 4/21/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama’s Chickens Coming Home to Roost Ticking time bombs from Syria to North Korea. April 21, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam Democrats inherit the foreign policy crises of a thousand Republican presidential fathers, but the foreign policy crises inherited by incoming Republicans in the White House are always orphans. Or at least that’s how the media likes to spin it. If you believe your random mainstream media outlet of choice, North Korea and Syria were crises freshly spawned by this administration with no...
  • Murderer Demands Release as "Reparation for Slavery" [semi-satire]

    04/22/2017 9:43:31 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    Kori Ali Muhammad, the man under arrest for four murders, demanded he be released as "reparation for slavery. Whites enslaved millions of blacks and killed thousands of them. The four white men I shot can't begin to balance the scales of justice. I need to be free to continue my work to even the score." His initial victim was Carl Williams, an unarmed security guard at a Motel 6 in Fresno, California. Muhammad claimed this killing was additionally justified because "he disrespected my right as a Muslim to consummate the sex for which I had paid a resident at the...
  • Greenfield: The Rationing Society

    04/22/2017 9:14:30 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 17 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | 4/21/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, April 21, 2017 The Rationing Society Posted by Daniel Greenfield There are two types of societies, production societies and rationing societies. The production society is concerned with taking more territory, exploiting that territory to the best of its ability and then discovering new techniques for producing even more. The rationing society is concerned with consolidating control over all existing resources and rationing them out to the people. The production society values innovation because it is the only means of sustaining its forward momentum. If the production society ceases to be innovative, it will collapse and default to a rationing...
  • Today in U.S. military history: Pat Tillman, Hitler, and the first gas attack

    04/22/2017 8:38:04 AM PDT · by fugazi · 2 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | 22 Apr 2017 | Chris Carter
    1863: Union cavalry troopers, led by Col. Benjamin Grierson, begin a two-week raid through Mississippi. Grierson’s raiders cut the state's telegraph lines, destroy two train loads of Confederate ammunition, sabotage 50 miles of railroad, kill 100 and capture 500 Confederates - at the cost of three wounded, seven wounded, and 14 missing. 1915: German artillery near Gravenstafel, Belgium fires over 150 tons of chlorine gas on French forces, including French Colonial Moroccan and Algerian troops, in the first large-scale successful use of chemical weapons. Within moments, the toxic gas cloud inflicts about 6,000 casualties - including many of the German...
  • Communist Surges in French Election [semi-satire]

    04/21/2017 4:53:31 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the joint candidate of the French Communist Party and the Unbowed France political movement, is surging in the polls following his pledge to "raise taxes on the rich to 100% and gut the goose that lays the golden eggs for the benefit of the working class." "The idea that anyone has the right to withhold anything from the people and their representative, the state, is a pernicious doctrine we must exterminate," Mélenchon said. "For too long progressives have held back from this obvious truth and solution to society's problems. When everything is thrown into the common pot and...
  • Today in U.S. military history: Spanish-American war kicks off and Texas secures its independence

    04/21/2017 9:43:59 AM PDT · by fugazi · 5 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | 21 Apr 2017 | Chris Carter
    1777: British Army forces commanded by Gen. William Tryon begin burning the village of Danbury, Conn. Much of the town is destroyed before Continental forces can arrive several days later. 1836: Texas Army forces led by Gen. Sam Houston surprise and decisively defeat Gen. Antonio López de Santa Anna’s Mexican army in the Battle of San Jacinto. In 18 minutes, some 650 Mexicans lay dead while less than a dozen Texans are killed. The Mexican army surrenders and Texas secures its independence. Santa Anna is captured...
  • Le Pen's Very Narrow Path

    04/21/2017 5:23:14 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 21 replies
    Cascade Free Zone ^ | 4/21/2017 | xeroxero
    The two phase French election system dooms Marine Le Pen, just like it doomed her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen in 2002. Their are five main parties contending, the top four are getting roughly 19-23% each, and only the top two finishers will go to the second round runoff. * Leading at 23.8% the so called “Centrist”, Marcon, who was the protege of the current President, Hollande, who is a Socialist. For various reasons Marcon is running as an independent, but in France “Centrist” means “Socialist”, and that’s not Obama style Socialism, that’s “let’s nationalize the 100 biggest companies in France”...
  • Today in U.S. military history: the Red Baron, Gen. Lee, and Marines in Mexico

    04/20/2017 12:11:52 PM PDT · by fugazi · 7 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | 20 Apr 2017 | Chris Carter
    1861: Col. Robert E. Lee, considered for a top command by Gen. Winfield Scott (whom Lee served as a chief aide during the Mexican-American War), and having just rejected an offer of command in the Confederate Army, reluctantly resigns his commission in the U.S. Army following the secession of his home state of Virginia. In three days, Lee takes command of Virginia state forces - one of the first five generals appointed to the Confederate Army. Meanwhile, Norfolk Navy Yard is abandoned and burned by Union forces to prevent it from falling into enemy hands after Virgnia's secession. The Confederates...
  • Greenfield: How to Talk Like a Social Justice Campus Crybully

    04/20/2017 6:09:23 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 16 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 4/20/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    How to Talk Like a Social Justice Campus Crybully It’s not the end of free speech, it’s just the end of speech that is free. April 20, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. We spent the second half of the last century in a long war with a bunch of leftists who wore funny clothes and shouted a jargon of incomprehensible slogans. These days you can only find them in North Korea and on your local college campus. As free speech disappears from campuses...
  • A brief (?) review of ‘Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign’

    04/19/2017 10:10:06 PM PDT · by relictele · 33 replies
    Self | 04 Apr 2017 | Self
    Despite the grim, fatalistic title make no mistake: this is a hagiography. These authors, after all, produced ‘HRC: State Secrets And The Rebirth Of Hillary Clinton’ in 2014. That book, of course, was an unabashed hagiography featuring information gleaned from the so-called inner circle. The authors employ the same method here, guaranteeing interviewees that they will be ‘on background’ and not identified by name. Had Allen & Parnes been Atlanta-based sportswriters covering Super Bowl LI, they would have provided painstaking detail of every aspect of the Falcons’ game preparation and playcalling – and the New England Patriots would simply be...
  • NASA Sends Careerist Government A-holes After 74-Year-Old Woman Trying To Pay Medical Expenses

    04/19/2017 11:25:33 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Science Advice Goddess ^ | April 19, 2017 | Amy Alkon
    She wasn't even doing anything illegal. And she was completely open about what she was doing with the government. But it's much less fun to pick up the phone and ask a couple of questions to clarify matters than to get a bunch of armed agents together to set up a sting like some little old lady is El Chapo, North. Also, agents make their careers through their wins -- as do government prosecutors -- which is why the unscrupulous ones go for the win even when they're doing wrong instead of making right and dropping the case. As for...
  • Today in U.S. military history: opening shots of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars

    04/19/2017 8:13:29 AM PDT · by fugazi · 10 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | 19 Apr 2017 | Chris Carter
    1775: An expedition of 700 British regulars under the command of Lt. Col. Frances Smith departs Boston to seize and destroy military stores of the Massachusetts Militia in Concord. At dawn, 70 militia members led by Capt. John Parker meet the British at Lexington, and the two sides briefly skirmish. The Americans withdraw and regroup, attacking the redcoats again at North Bridge with a much larger force, forcing the British to turn back towards Boston. The American Revolution has begun. 1861: 86 years to the day after the “shot heard round the world,” Massachusetts volunteers headed for Washington, D.C. are...
  • Today in U.S. military history: the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid

    04/18/2017 10:17:17 AM PDT · by fugazi · 7 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | 18 Apr 2017 | Chris Carter
    1775: Paul Revere and William Dawes begin their famous “midnight ride” from Boston to Lexington, Mass., where they link-up with Samuel Prescott, who rides on to Concord. All three are sounding the alarm – warning town leaders and alerting the militia – that nearly 1,000 British infantrymen, grenadiers, and Royal Marines are advancing from Boston. 1942: Sixteen B-25 Mitchell bombers led by U.S. Army Air Forces Lt. Col. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle launch from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in the first raid against the Japanese mainland during World War II. The raid will be successful, but all aircraft will...
  • Unlimited Access

    04/18/2017 4:53:21 AM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 6 replies
    Google Books Excerpt ^ | March, 1998 | Gary Aldrich
    In years past, the event was over by noon. "Why are they still here?" I wondered. I soon found out. As I approached the gate, I overheard a young mother complaining to another mom, as both of their four-year-olds screamed their lungs out, "Can you believe this? We've been waiting four hours now, and the line isn't moving. My kids are hungry, and there's no food."
  • T'was the eighteenth of April in 75: The midnight ride of Dawes, Prescott, and Paul Revere

    04/18/2017 3:14:24 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 37 replies
    http://vaviper.blogspot.com ^ | 04/17/2017 | Harpygoddess
    On the evening of April 18, 1775, General Thomas Gage, the British commander in Boston, dispatched a contingent of troops to seize a supply of arms and powder that the colonial insurgents had stored at Lexington and Concord, as well as to arrest two leading patriots, Samuel Adams and John Hancock, who were also hidden in the area. As every schoolchild knows, Paul Revere's ensuing midnight ride called the local militia to arms, and the battles of Lexington and Concord followed the next day. Largely obscured by the great renown of Longfellow's poem, "Paul Revere's Ride", is the fact that...
  • Notes for a White Kid in University: An Introduction to the Blindingly Obvious

    04/17/2017 4:22:09 PM PDT · by Vlad The Inhaler · 52 replies
    Fred On Everything ^ | April 13, 2017 | Fred Reed
    If you are a white student in college, you doubtless hear daily that white people are evil, the principal cause of everything wrong with the world. Whiteness is bad, white people are bad. We are to blame for everything. If you believe this, you are being gamed. What you are being told is nonsense. If you have the intelligence and self-respect to think for yourself, ask: “What have other races and ethnic groups accomplished in the world compared to what we white people have?” This question will be shocking to you because you have been carefully programmed not to think...