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  • Mueller Indictments Expose US Hypocrisy

    02/21/2018 7:06:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2018 | Rachel Marsden,
    PARIS -- Nine months into his mandate to investigate possible Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, special counsel Robert Mueller has finally found some actual Russians to indict. Unfortunately, by pointing the finger at these Russians, he has exposed hypocrisy within the U.S. system. Last year, Mueller's investigation produced indictments against four former Trump campaign advisors who had dealings with Russians during their international business careers before joining the campaign. Most of what those indictments covered could have fallen under the purview of the Internal Revenue Service and seemed out of place in a multimillion-dollar investigation into alleged...
  • Hollywood Blasts Gun Violence, Yet 'Black Panther' Features 163 Shootings

    02/20/2018 7:29:14 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 2/20/2018 | Gabriel Hays
    Black Panther set box office records on its way to becoming “a watershed in cultural history of African Americans,” wrote The Miami Herald’s Leonard Pitts Jr. Yet, the movie was typical Hollywood – filled with violence, including 163 shootings, while Marvel stars call for gun control. Lupita Nyong’o, who played Black Panther’s love interest Nakia, advocated for gun control in the wake of the Orlando shooting. The actress posted a long message on Instagram, saying “most importantly, we simply need to put down the guns!” Other Marvel Avengers have weighed in as well. Captain America’s Chris Evans has called for...
  • If You're Reading This, You're Dead

    02/09/2018 4:08:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2018 | Erick Erickson
    Republicans on the Federal Communications Commission ended President Obama's "net neutrality" regulations. Those regulations were passed with no reason, but a fear of what might happen to the internet by major corporations. They were not needed. But Democrats declared that their repeal would cause people to die. Republicans rolled back Barack Obama's individual mandate that forces Americans to buy health insurance whether or not they want it. Statisticians declared Americans would lose their health insurance if the GOP did this, ignoring that those losing health insurance would be those actively choosing to forego an insurance plan. Again, Democrats declared the...
  • Kennedy Said He Would Tear Down Trump’s Wall, Then People Notice His House

    02/03/2018 7:48:33 AM PST · by Cheerio · 88 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | February 2, 2018 | Chris Golden
    For a party trying to float by on feminist hashtags and regain lost blue collar voters, a Kennedy seemed an odd choice to give the rebuttal to the State of the Union. And that was before they put him in front of a wrecked car. Yet, even though the speech was a farrago of platitudes given by a wholly undeserving trustfunder who appeared to be drooling and was attired like a freshman high school athlete dressing up for game day, this was a Kennedy, after all — which meant the media had to find something to praise him for. And...
  • Black Democrats Boycott Trump's SOTU Over His 'Racism, Sexism and Bigotry,'

    02/03/2018 5:39:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    Perhaps the word “swoon” in the headline strikes some of my amigos as unnecessarily hyperbolic?—as typical “click-bait?”Fair enough. Let’s have a closer look at the issue for a more accurate evaluation. Here’s indignant Trump SOTU boycotter Barbara Lee (D-CA) explaining her indignation and boycott:“On January 20th, I will not be celebrating or honoring an incoming president who rode racism, sexism, xenophobia and bigotry to the White House."Now here’s Lee upon “copping a backstage pass” (so to speak) upon one of her frequent red-carpet visits to Cuba to “meet and greet” the jailer and torturer of the most and longest suffering black,...
  • The Virtue-Signaling Anti-Virtue Crowd

    01/09/2018 9:25:37 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 10, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    Imagine it's late 2011. The world just found out about Jerry Sandusky, former assistant Penn State football coach who would be convicted of repeatedly raping children in 2012. Penn State higher-ups, in an attempt to turn the focus of the scandal away from the school, decide to turn an annual banquet into a celebration of those fighting child rape. They call up head coach Joe Paterno. They call up President Graham Spanier. They call up athletic director Tim Curley. All of them give long, brave speeches about the evils of sexual exploitation of children resulting in rousing applause from all...
  • About That Golden Globes Fiasco

    01/09/2018 2:27:07 PM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | January 8, 2018 | Kyle Smith
    They should hand out awards for hypocrisy, preening, and lack of self-awareness. On Golden Globes night, Hollywood preened in front of its black mirror as usual, but the degree to which it was blind to what was obvious to all observers was stranger than ever. It was like that time the pear-shaped Homer Simpson looked at his reflection and saw a torso rippling with musculature. What was the most crystalline moment of self-unawareness?
  • 'Post' Nightmare: Spielberg, Streep Dodge Killer Obama Question

    12/30/2017 12:20:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 30, 2017 | Christian Toto
    Some media observers say overseas reporters cover U.S. politics better than stateside scribes. It’s a case-by-case situation, of course. It’s not far from the truth, though. We saw a great example of it recently courtesy of the BBC. The Post, out in select theaters now and going wide January 12, stars Meryl Streep as Katherine Graham, The Washington Post publisher circa 1971. Graham approved the publication of The Pentagon Papers under great duress, a watershed moment in journalism. Tom Hanks co-stars as editor Ben Bradlee, and Oscar winner Steven Spielberg is behind the camera. Talk about heavy hitters. The story...
  • Oct 2016: Schumer Says Top Priority for Next Year Is Giant Corporate Tax Cut

    12/22/2017 10:20:43 AM PST · by Teflonic · 14 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 10/19/2016 | Jon Schwarz
    New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, likely to be majority leader next year if Democrats take back the Senate, told CNBC Tuesday that one of his top two 2017 priorities would be an enormous corporate tax cut. Speaking of himself in the third person, Schumer said that “we’ve got to get things done. … The two things that come, that pop to mind — because Schumer, Clinton, and Ryan have all said they support these — are immigration and some kind of international tax reform tied to a large infrastructure program.” American multinational corporations are now holding a staggering $2.5 trillion...
  • If Liberals Really ‘Welcome Refugees,’ Why Aren’t Any In Their Neighborhoods?

    12/20/2017 10:09:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 20, 2017 | Alex Grass
    ‘Refugees are welcome’ is a completely safe political statement for people in my uncle’s ritzy neighborhood to make, because they know it isn’t something they’ll ever have to deal with. I was up in the Berkshires a few weeks ago to visit my uncle. Every day, we’d go into the main town closest to him, Great Barrington, to eat breakfast. The place is loaded with rich folk of a particular caste: “It’s more Volvos and Subarus than Mercedeses and Porsches up here.”You know, weekend warriors. Hedge fund managers decked head-to-toe in North Face gear, ready to hike the Appalachian Trail...
  • Rose McGowan Calls Out Meryl Streep, Actresses Who Plan to Wear Black to Golden Globes

    12/17/2017 8:41:03 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 56 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 16, 2017 | Patrick Shanley
    <p>Rose McGowan called out actresses who plan to wear black gowns to the Golden Globes to protest gender inequality.</p> <p>The actress took to Twitter on Saturday, writing, "Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest. YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa." Marchesa, a womenswear company, was founded by Georgina Chapman, Harvey Weinstein's ex-wife. Weinstein himself is presumably the "Pig Monster" in McGowan's tweet.</p>
  • NBC Paid Severance to Chris Matthews' Staffer After Sexual Harassment Claims

    12/17/2017 9:08:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    Amber Athey of the Daily Caller exclusively reported last night that NBC paid large sums of money - upwards of tens of thousands of dollars- to Chris Matthews' assistant producer in 1999 after she brought forth sexual harassment complaints against the current MSNBC “Hardball with Chris Matthews” anchor.Two anonymous MSNBC sources told the Daily Caller that Matthews paid $40,000 to settle a sexual harassment complaint with the unnamed woman, but an MSNBC spokesperson officially denied those monetary claims. However, they did say that the company paid the woman “significantly less as part of a severance package" and confirmed an incident...
  • Dem Rep Refuses to Resign, Accuses Pelosi of Knowing About Harassment Allegations Last Year

    12/05/2017 6:53:54 PM PST · by x1stcav · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/5/17 | Paul Crookston
    Democratic Party leaders are calling for Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D., Nev.) to resign over sexual harassment allegations, but he is refusing to do so—and even making counter accusations. Kihuen told ABC News that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), as well as Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (N.M.), knew about the allegations last year and did nothing. "I do find it interesting that the DCCC, Leader Pelosi and Chairman Ben Ray Lujan—they knew about these allegations last year," Kihuen said. "They looked into them. They didn't find anything, and they continued investing millions of dollars...
  • Busted: Dick Durbin Exposed As Hypocrite For Railing Against Handwritten Changes to Legislation

    12/04/2017 12:24:10 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 04, 2017 | Guy Benson
    There are a few topics that usually elicit startling hypocrisy from both major political parties, depending on whether or not they hold power. One is judges and filibusters (although the GOP's application of the Reid Rule seems to have ended that debate), another is deficit spending (after applauding President Obama for nearly doubling the national debt over eight years, Democrats have rediscovered this problem, wielding it to oppose a plan to let Americans keep more of their own money), and yet another is good governance 'process.' The party in control tends to prize victory over pristine process, whereas the 'out'...
  • Christian Support for Roy Moore ‘Looks Like Hypocrisy to the Outside World’

    11/24/2017 7:39:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 11/24/2017 | Emma Green
    Before this month, Roy Moore was best known nationally for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama state supreme-court building. Now, the aspiring senator is accused of hitting on teens at an Alabama mall and inappropriately touching a 14-year-old girl. These allegations may be the end of Moore. Congressional Republicans have started disowning him, and he’s tentatively dropping in state polls. But it’s possible that the reputation of evangelical Christians will also suffer. Despite condemnations from a number of nationally prominent Christian leaders and a few in Alabama, many of the state’s faithful continue to back the...
  • Democratic Senator on Bill Clinton's Misconduct: Uh, Let's All Just 'Move Forward,' Okay?

    11/22/2017 8:37:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2017 | Guy Benson
    The Democratic Party is trying to figure out how it feels about sexual misconduct when the accused party is an elected or prominent Democrat.  After many years of reflexive excuse-making, victim-mocking and wagon-circling on Bill Clinton's behalf, a number of Democrats and liberals are belatedly coming around to the stance that perhaps he should have been run out of office in the late 1990's after all.  Others are forcefully pushing back in his defense, while still others are contorting themselves in order to blame for their own moral confusion and inconsistency on Republican partisanship, or whatever.  Presented with 'The Bill...
  • Are Evangelical Roy Moore Supporters Hypocrites?

    11/18/2017 2:08:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/18/2017 | Michael Brown
    Over the last 18 months, evangelical Christians have been asked how they could vote for a serial adulterer like Donald Trump while condemning the alleged serial adulterer Bill Clinton as unfit for office. The general response has been: 1) Trump was certainly not our ideal candidate and we do deplore his past; but 2) he seems to have made some changes and is open to our input; and 3) it was either him or Hillary Clinton, and for the sake of the unborn, for the sake of our religious liberties, and for the sake of our security, he got our...
  • Silence on Sleaze-Bob Menendez

    11/15/2017 5:31:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    The verdict is in. I pronounce Democrat leaders, left-wing feminists and Beltway journalists guilty of gross negligence and hypocrisy over a dirty rotten sleazeball in their midst. For the past 11 weeks, Bob Menendez has been on trial for 18 counts of bribery, fraud and corruption involving nearly $1 million in gifts and donations. The jury remained deadlocked as of Tuesday. A new Media Research Center analysis reported that ABC, CBS and NBC devoted 40 times more of their morning and evening TV newscast coverage this past week to Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore's alleged sexual assault accusers than...
  • [Vanity] If It Weren't for Double Standards...

    11/13/2017 7:11:27 PM PST · by TBP · 14 replies
    Facebook | Felix Unger Day -- November 13 | A Friend
    A good point, posted by a friend of mine on his Facebook page: "Notice none of the people in either party calling on Moore to get off the #ALSen ballot are calling on Menendez to resign, even though he's under indictment for bribery and is alleged to have traveled overseas to have sex with 13 YEAR OLDS!" We're waiting.
  • Al Gore Accused of Sexual Assault [Then Hillary Clinton Campaigns With Him in 2016]

    11/10/2017 3:56:34 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    People Magazine ^ | 6/24/10 | Tiffany McGee
    An Oregon masseuse filed a complaint last year accusing Al Gore of sexual abuse following a nearly three-hour massage session at an upscale Portland hotel in 2006, reports the Portland Oregonian. The alleged incident took place at the Hotel Lucia Oct. 24... “He pleaded, groped me, grabbed me, engulfed me in embrace, tongue kissed me, massaged me, grabbed my breasts,” the woman says in her detailed complaint to Portland police officers and posted by the Fox 12 Oregon TV station. At one point, she says Gore pinned her down, resulting in an injury to her left leg and knee, and...