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  • The War on Common Sense

    10/17/2019 3:31:47 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 14, Oct, 2019 | Robert Curry
    hen Thomas Paine appealed to “common sense” to make the case for American independence, it probably never crossed his mind that there would ever be a need to make the case for common sense itself, at least not in America. But common-sense thinking has fallen out of favor. Because it has been under attack for a very long time, it no longer gets the respect it once commanded. Deep thinkers have discarded it, elites have learned to disdain it, and many of us have had our confidence in its value badly shaken. The consequences are enormous. Faltering belief in common...
  • The Defeat of Kurdistan Maoists

    10/15/2019 4:22:07 PM PDT · by WWII_Historian · 10 replies
    New Right Network ^ | October 15, 2019 | Gary Gindler
    The Kurds should thank the short-sighted strategists of the DNC for Turkish aggression. Hong Kong residents are also paying for the short-sighted policies of the American Left, who, for the past three years, have been trying to expel the legally elected president from the White House. Their (untrue) signal that Trump is about to be overthrown has been heard both in Beijing and in Ankara. But Turkey made a serious mistake – they attacked civilians. Of course, television footage of these crimes and further bullying of civilians by Turkish troops in Northern Syria cannot be compared with what the Russian...
  • Ellen DeGeneres Addresses Backlash Against Friendship With George W. Bush: ‘Be Kind’

    10/08/2019 7:59:22 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | September 8, 2019 | ALTHEA LEGASPI
    Ellen DeGeneres addressed the backlash she received over the weekend after she was spotted laughing with former President George W. Bush at a Dallas Cowboys football game against the Green Bay Packers in Dallas, Texas. Photos circulated of the pair sitting together in the owner’s suite, which prompted some on social media to question why she would be hanging out with the former president, whose politics run counter to hers. “They thought, ‘Why is a gay Hollywood liberal sitting next to a conservative Republican president?,” DeGeneres said in a clip from the Ellen DeGeneres Show. “A lot of people were...
  • It's impeachment or violence. Take your pick.

    10/05/2019 3:33:47 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 92 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5 Oct, 2019 | Robert Arvay
    The Left finds it not only acceptable, but necessary to kick old men while they are on the ground, clinging to their pro-life protest signs. Worse is yet to come. Leftists make the case that their violence is justified because we, the conservatives, are Nazis. They say we cage innocent children at the border (even though it was Obama who did this). (snip) Trump came seemingly out of nowhere. He had little (if any) real experience in politics, none in governing, and even less in the endless modes of treachery with which he was met. He was not even taken...
  • Elites against western civilization

    10/04/2019 8:29:14 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 39 replies
    City Journal ^ | 10-3-19 | Joel Kotkin
    The intellectual class across the West—encompassing its universities, media, and arts—is striving to dismantle the values that paced its ascendancy. Europe, the source of Western civilization, now faces a campaign, in academia and elite media, to replace its cultural and religious traditions with what one author describes as a “multicultural and post-racial republic” supportive of separate identities. “The European ‘we’ does not exist,” writes French philosopher Pierre Manent, assessing the damage. “European culture is in hiding, disappearing, without a soul.” The increasingly “woke” values of the educated upper classes reflect, as Alvin Toffler predicted almost half a century ago, the...
  • How College-Educated Whites Are Polarizing And Fracturing The Democratic Party, Pushing it Leftward

    10/01/2019 8:16:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/01/2019 | Warren Henry
    Elizabeth Warren’s rise in the polls (and Joe Biden’s stumbles) will start obscuring what the first eight months of the presidential primary campaign revealed to many: the Democratic Party is fractured along lines of ideology, identity, and age (if age is not a subset of identity). A new survey suggests college-educated whites are driving fissures into the Democratic rank-and-file.Even before the presidential cycle started in earnest, it was becoming apparent that Democrats have an “upstairs / downstairs” coalition, in which a relatively small elite drive policy in ways that do not always serve the interests of the party’s traditional...

    09/18/2019 4:38:24 AM PDT · by Rocky · 12 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 17, 2019 | Steven Hayward
    ...the most interesting part of liberal writer George Packer’s widely noticed recent Atlantic essay, “When the Culture War Comes for the Kids.” The article details his dismay at the identity politics/standards-shredding orthodoxy that has overtaken New York’s public schools under leftist Mayor Bill de Blasio. (Is he still a candidate for president, by the way? I’ve lost track. . .) Packer here sounds like a late-60s liberal who is about to move to a New York suburb for better schools for his kids. Worth reading the whole thing if you have time, but the interesting part to me begins in...
  • Google and Its Pals Are Worse than Anyone Thought

    09/17/2019 7:37:10 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 17 Sep, 2019 | Leo Goldstein
    …… Gatekeepers Target the Central Subjects of Public Debate Gatekeepers supposedly act against perceived hate speech, white nationalists, or conspiracy theories, and this injury to free speech is enough to cause controversy. However, in reality, the main casualties of Gatekeepers suppression are people and speech supportive of Trump and opposing strong left-wing agendas, which have recently become almost one and the same. The evidence of Spygate, the coup attempt (continuation of Spygate after Trump’s inauguration), climate realism, the racism and anti-Semitism of the Democrat-Socialist party, and the evidence of this collusive tech suppression itself are among the most suppressed topics....
  • K–12: The Real Threat is Red Supremacists

    09/12/2019 7:11:02 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12 Sep, 2019 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    August 2017, Charlottesville: Police disappear even as belligerents advance toward each other, and fighting in the streets begins. The same tactic had been used successfully in Ferguson and Baltimore. Who but President Obama and the respective governors could have given the orders to stand down? Who else but mayors and police chiefs could have expedited such counterintuitive commands? Democrats got their optics. CNN could chant each day that the USA is full of white nationalists and right-wing criminality. Obama must've been proud. Anyone could see that white supremacists lurked on every street. Funny thing: If you wait around for these...
  • If you think you know what is going on in your child's school...think again. (Vanity)

    09/10/2019 12:26:59 PM PDT · by ma_che62 · 6 replies
    Most parents have no idea what is going on their children's schools, especially public schools. Welcome to the California public schools. What follows are five short videos (3-4 mins.) that explain what they are up to. The presenter is a California public school teacher. Oh, and if you live in a different state and think it's any different there, think again. Human Rights Campaign/ Inclusive Lessons - #1 of Series California Educational Laws - #2 of Series California Health Framework 2019 #3 of Series California Curriculum Samples - #4 of Series California Parent Rights - #5...
  • Actions of the California State Lawmakers are Loud and Clear: They Hate the Police

    09/10/2019 10:47:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies ^ | September 10, 2019 | Sheriff David Clarke, Ret.
    With the recent passage of two anti-cop pieces of legislation, lawmakers in California proved their utter contempt for the men and women who risk their lives to protect and serve in the Golden State. Cop-hating California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law AB 392, placing even more restrictions on when an officer can use deadly force unless it is “necessary.” It’s as if there are already not enough restrictions codified in law. The standard previously was that of “reasonable” fear of imminent danger to themselves or others, just like currently held in Supreme Court decisions on use of force by...
  • Charlie Daniels: Lack of Common Sense, Comfort Animals and Anarchy: Where Does It End?

    09/09/2019 10:49:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 9, 2019 | Charlie Daniels
    Charlies Daniels I will be 83 years old in October and will be the first to admit that, for the most part, the world has totally outpaced me technologically, style-wise, musically, and certainly insofar as what is and is not socially acceptable. And while an octogenarian fiddle player from Tennessee may be miles and decades behind in recognizing and embracing the “in” thing and what is socially acceptable in this ever-changing beehive we live in, there are a few eternal truths that can never go out of style or be pushed to the side and ignored if the human...
  • Here Are the Crazy Things the New Hxrstory Teaches Your Children

    09/07/2019 9:16:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Return to Order ^ | September 2019 | Edwin Benson
    Students who are searching for objective truth should shy away from any course with the word “Studies” in its title. Centered on opinion, persuasion, and propaganda, these courses seldom include rigorous evaluation of provable facts. According to the Hoover Institution, California’s educationists1 have been handed a defeat in their attempt to impose a wildly liberalEthnic Studies curriculum on their students. When the curriculum was circulated for public comment, its authors probably thought that it would be largely ignored. Full of educational jargon, curriculum documents are not easy to read, and seldom attract much notice. This time, an avalanche of public...
  • ICE sweeps out a slew of war criminals and human rights violators shielded by sanctuary cities...

    09/06/2019 9:13:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 6, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    Democrats, who have called for the abolition of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency for months, screaming loudly about its raids on illegal immigrants, and demonizing its officers, suddenly don't have a lot to say about this one: WASHINGTON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 39 fugitives – 30 males and nine females – sought for their roles in known or suspected human rights violations during a nationwide operation that took place from Aug. 27 to 29. The ICE National Fugitive Operations Program in coordination with the ICE Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center, and the ICE...
  • Why Your Beautiful Lawn Is now a Racist and Ecological Crime

    09/01/2019 2:44:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    Return to Order ^ | August 2019 | Edwin Benson
    Once again, a traditional symbol has become a target of those who attack private property rights and the American way of life. In this case, the symbol is the lawn – those closely-cropped grassy areas that surround most single-family homes. The basis for the attack is very typically environmentalism and racism. The messenger is an article in The New York Times. Its title is unassuming enough – “The Great American Lawn: How the Dream was Manufactured.” The vehicle is an embedded seven-minute film, produced by David Botti. The Attack The film’s first minute summarizes the environmental concerns: More water is...
  • How Did Democrats Get So Radical

    08/28/2019 6:00:34 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 39 replies
    Daily Dose of Reason ^ | August 28, 2019 | Michael J. Hurd
    How did Democrats get so radical? Bill Clinton signed welfare reform and capital gains tax cuts. Although very leftist himself, even Barack Obama was not the full-blown socialist-Communist today’s crop of Democrats are. Joe Biden, a consistent leftist for 50 years, gets to run as a “moderate” alternative to those who seek 90 percent tax rates (evidently he only wants 70 percent). How did it all happen? The answer is simple: There was nowhere left to go. Back at the end of Obama’s term, I wrote about how leftists are grouchy. It was before Donald Trump was taken seriously as...
  • Why Pay Attention to Hong Kong?

    08/25/2019 7:05:32 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 25 Aug, 2019 | Mark Deutschle
    …..Here in the United States, we are in the midst of a similar struggle, where those on the Left share Beijing's desire for totalitarian control. As is so clearly laid out in the Democrats' proposed Green New Deal, the Left desires government to be empowered to dictate almost all aspects of life in America, including but not limited to medical care, energy usage, food consumption, housing, taxes, and so on. Unfortunately, many Americans haven't got the street smarts to see where the Left wants to take them. They haven't been educated in American history, government, or economics, but instead have...
  • Marvel's All-Female Villain Team Takes Aim at Toxic Masculinity

    08/24/2019 9:29:34 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Comic Book Resources ^ | August 19, 2019 | Renaldo Matadeen
    Marvel's The Amazing Spider-Man is changing the dynamic of Peter Parker's social circle in a huge way as he's been forced to defend his roommate, Boomerang, from the new incarnation of the Syndicate, an all-female crew sent by Wilson Fisk to kidnap him. But while the latest chapter sees the team pursuing Boomerang to undoubtedly score a major payday, we eventually discover a common ambition the members share: They want to bring down the patriarchy and, more so, take a shot against toxic masculinity in a New York that they believe should have more women in power. When the women...
  • The Woke Capitalism List: 50 Times Huge Companies Sided With The Social Justice Warrior

    08/09/2019 9:13:54 PM PDT · by bitt · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/9/2019 | ellie gardey
    Companies endorse liberal causes at seemingly every turn, virtue-signaling their way to what they hope are greater profits. Some companies get rich off their wokeness, while others falter as a result. Read the 50 times corporations attempted to capitalize on left-wing politics. 1. Electronic Arts video game features disabled woman fighting in World War II. Electronic Arts’ 2018 game Battlefield V reenacts scenes from World War II with a twist: large amounts of the soldiers on the frontlines of battle are women. The trailer for the game features a woman with a hook for a hand killing soldiers. The words...
  • Time for American Jews to Start Riding the Trump Train, Too

    08/14/2019 10:25:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/14/19 | Daniel Wiseman
    Trump: Personification of the traditional pro-business, pro-Israel America that has allowed Jews to flourish for more than 200 years. Look at France, Germany just two places in Europe unsafe for Jews, both riddled with Leftism and anti-Semitism With fewer than 450 days to the 2020 election, it’s no longer too early to assert why American Jews ought to vote to re-elect the president: Trump is good for America and America is good for the Jews. As the Trump re-election campaign debuts its “coalitions” outreach effort, the question inevitably arises whether American Jews will in significant numbers switch from their traditional...