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  • LA's Battle for Venice Beach: Homeless Surge Puts Hollywood's Progressive Ideals to the Test

    01/11/2019 8:15:59 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 105 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 11, 2019 | Scott Johnson and Peter Kiefer
    With swelling transient encampments abutting seven-figure homes, the beachside enclave has emerged as a flashpoint for the inequality shaping Los Angeles — and a real-world test case for the liberal ideology of the area’s showbiz residents. After the first attack, Randy Osborn figured it was just his turn. Tire slashings in his east Venice Beach neighborhood had become commonplace. But when his vintage Land Rover was hit a sixth time in the course of a few months, Osborn, who runs a small virtual reality company and has lived in Venice for seven years, began to worry he was being singled...
  • Cuomo goes left, New Yorkers go out

    01/08/2019 8:23:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/08/2019 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    Not surprisingly, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York reminded everyone that he is a man from the left.  This is what he said as he started a third term: The promise that attracted 5,000 people a day from across the globe to come to this sacred place through this historic portal on Ellis Island is not a faded memory of yesterday, but a shining beacon for a better tomorrow. Nowhere to be found in Cuomo's energetic homily was the word "legal," an omission clearly calculated to obscure the distinction between controlled lawful immigration – Ellis Island as iconic portal to America – and...
  • Vatican News touts Cuba's Castroite revolution in now deleted tweet

    01/07/2019 7:44:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/07/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Is the Vatican under Pope Francis now so enamored of socialism that it's tweeting celebratory praise for the Castroites and the hellhole they made of Cuba? Well, it's apparently trying.  Get a load of this: The Vatican News website recently paid tribute to Cuba on the 60th anniversary of the Communist revolution in a post that was quickly deleted, according to reports. The Communist island nation marked the occasion with celebrations on News [sic] Year's Day, while several leftist Latin American leaders tweeted their best wishes. Here is the supposedly deleted tweet: La página DEL VATICANO publicó un homenaje a los 60 años de...
  • Baader-Meinhof Syndrome: The Disease You Almost Certainly Have

    01/06/2019 2:55:05 PM PST · by WWII_Historian · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 6, 2018 | Gary Gindler
    Baader-Meinhof syndrome is a relatively recently studied mental disorder. It was described as a psychological phenomenon about 20 years ago. The peculiarity of this phenomenon is that, unlike all other diseases known to us, it is not named after a doctor or a scientist, but after terrorists of the German organization “The Red Army Faction” (Rote Armee Fraktion). This left-wing terrorist organization was founded in 1970 by bohemian Andreas Baader and journalist Ulrica Meinhof, and it has carried out dozens of murders, numerous abductions, and bombings. Some of the victims of the gang were a colonel of the U.S. Army,...
  • How the Left Appropriates Christianity

    01/05/2019 6:52:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/05/2018 | Deana Chadwell
    This mess at our southern border is stirring up the Sunday-school wannabes again, and as a Christian and a conservative I am getting tired of being schooled by liberal Christians and nonbelievers about what my opinions should be, about what Jesus would do. This needs to stop; we Christians need to stand up for our Savior and put an end to the appropriation of our Scripture and misunderstandings of Christ’s commandments. In order to do this, we must first establish a couple of principles that are often ignored in this era of super-sloppy thinking. In the first place, God quite...
  • The Left Will Make 2019 a Dark Year

    01/01/2019 5:48:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2019 | Dennis Prager
    I rarely make predictions -- whether of election results or anything else. My policy has always been to say what I believe should be done, not what will be done. I am making an exception with regard to America in 2019. 2019 will be a dark year in America. Thanks to the left's control of the House of Representatives and the news media, Americans will be kept in a fevered state throughout 2019 -- with innumerable hearings, exposes, criminal investigations and possible indictments of those around the president and the president himself. Truth will not be the point. Defamation will....
  • The War On Trump Is All About Keeping Liberals And Their Lackeys In Power

    12/27/2018 5:07:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    And this year ends with our loser ruling class shedding any pretense of legitimacy in its quest to reclaim the power we took back from it in 2016. The reaction to Donald Trump by our alleged betters - SPOILER: They are much, much worse than us - is instructive. They have abandoned all the principles they once claimed to support - democracy, civil rights, due process, and equality. None of those principles help them to keep or regain power anymore, so they are expendable. As are you. Liberalism was always a lie and a scam, right from its sordid...
  • 2018 Leftist Ideas Most Worthy of Mockery & Derision (An Embarrassment of Riches)

    12/27/2018 9:09:38 AM PST · by KarenKataline · 8 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | Dec. 25, 2018 | Karen Kataline
    It’s time once again for those year-end lists when people rate everything from sports to literature. When it comes to politics and the bizarre notions from today’s Left, there is an embarrassment of riches from which to choose. Some of these ideas have hung around from the previous year and earlier because they haven’t been mocked and derided successfully by weak and wobbly Republicans. Since Democrats had no federal legislative power in 2018, it was a banner year for advancing liberal language and cultural concepts. Make no mistake, whenever Democrats work to change our language today, it’s only the first...
  • Happy New Year! May Your City Never Become San Francisco, New York or Seattle

    12/26/2018 5:48:56 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 26, 2018 | Emily Badger
    Seattle does not want to become San Francisco, a fate that has come to refer exclusively to the city’s worst traits: its $5,000-a-month rents, its homeless encampments and the ever-present dissonance between those two. As San Francisco’s troubles have grown more vivid, so too has its status as other cities’ worst nightmare. In Portland, Oakland and Sacramento, residents and pundits have voiced dread at becoming The Next San Francisco, where the middle class is disappearing. San Francisco is worried, too — about becoming Manhattan. That fear has lurked for decades behind every new proposed skyscraper. And now cranes are erecting...
  • Marching to the leftist drummer

    12/20/2018 4:25:20 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Carl Schwitzer
    Careful scrutiny of how the left operates reveals a tiered hierarchy. There is a small cadre of elite leftist leaders who know the true nature of the evil that they perpetrate. This leadership is utterly self-serving and utterly cynical. This is where you find the true psychopaths, racial eugenicists, etc. Examples include Vladimir Lenin, Lavrentiy Beria, Heinrich Himmler, and George Soros. They have a praetorian guard of similarly elite true believers in the causes trundled out for consumption by the leadership. These are intelligent, motivated, and charismatic champions of causes like environmentalism, multiculturalism, Malthusianism, etc. These are the people who...
  • Measuring Left-Wing Authoritarianism in America

    12/19/2018 10:18:06 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/18/2018 | Joshua Rabotnick
    In January of 2017, when the political controversy over Donald Trump’s perplexing win over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 national election was at its peak, my professor began his political psychology course by asking the lecture hall the following: “How many of you wish Hillary had won the election?” The question was voluntary, yet nearly every hand in the room shot up. “Okay, and how many of you supported Trump winning the election?” The room was quiet as not a single hand was raised, followed by a few chuckles. “Next, how many of you feel that liberals are safe walking...
  • Explaining the Left, Part V: Left Vs. Right Is Brain Vs. Mind

    12/18/2018 5:08:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    When I talk to young people, I try to offer them what I was offered when I was their age but is rarely offered today: wisdom. I was given wisdom largely because I went to a religious school -- a yeshiva, a traditional Jewish school in which the long day (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) was divided between studying religious subjects (in Hebrew) and secular subjects (in English). With the increasing secularization of society, less and less wisdom has been conveyed to young people. One particularly obvious example is most secular people, especially on the left, believe human beings are...
  • Don’t Underestimate Dumb Voters’ Appetite For Idiot Leftist Politicians

    12/13/2018 5:53:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    You should not for a moment fail to appreciate the risk posed to your freedom by left-wing It-Fascists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Beto O’Rourke. There’s an undeniable appeal of this kind of Potemkin Politician for the kind of morons that the Democrats count on at the ballot box. Sure, the Nitwit Naďf is ridiculously ignorant and dumb – she knows nothing and demonstrates no capacity to learn anything. Sure, Tex Kennedy is a meat puppet dancing on the strings held by his masters. But this is the same country where the voters elected Barack Obama, twice. They can absolutely win...
  • America's transformation into a mystical pantheist God-state

    12/11/2018 2:05:52 PM PST · by spirited irish · 9 replies
    Renew America ^ | Dec. 9, 2018 | Linda Kimball
    In his penetrating analysis of pagan Progressivism, M. Stanton Evans author of "The Theme is Freedom: Religion, Politics, and the American Tradition," observes that it is only against the background of neo-paganism that the bizarre 'isms' of Progressive politics come into focus. The common feature of all these movements – naturalism, materialism, sexism, multiculturalism, feminism, determinism, economic determinism, racism, heteronormativism, and patriarchalism for instance, is that they view irrational nature itself as ultimate and sovereign. In other words, they make a god of irrational nature – its laws, energies, and matter – which is precisely why Al Gore is synonymous...
  • Google chief denies political bias claims

    12/11/2018 9:27:14 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11th December 2018 | BBC News
    Google chief Sundar Pichai has faced accusations of political bias from US politicians. Mr Pichai was being quizzed by members of the House Judiciary Committee about the way his tech firm runs it business. Google was accused of having "programmed" bias against conservative views into its algorithms. Mr Pichai denied the accusation saying he had "issues" with studies that claimed to show the firm's search results excluded right-wing views. Privacy protectionRepublican committee member Lamar Smith said conservative voices were being "muted" via Google's search results. "Such actions pose a grave threat to our democratic form of government," he said. "This...
  • The Religion of Leftism

    12/01/2018 5:59:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2018 | Allie Stuckie
    Over the last decade, America has moved drastically to the left. Not only are more people on the left than ever before, the left is further left than it’s ever been. This radical brand of progressivism has come to be known as “leftism”—an extreme yet increasingly dominant segment of the political spectrum.At the same time, America has grown more secular. According to Pew, “religious nones” are rapidly growing in number. These “nones” are most concentrated among millennials: 36% of millennials are religiously unaffiliated. Millennials happen to also be America’s most politically progressive generation.This probably isn’t a coincidence, especially since the same...
  • Study: White liberals perform ‘competence downshift’ when talking to a black person

    11/27/2018 7:09:30 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 25 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 11-27-18 | John Sexton
    This article on Yale’s website was published almost two weeks ago. The author of the article, Cydney Dupree, is one of two researchers who started out looking at how white presidential candidates talk when they are addressing a mostly black audience compared to when they are speaking to a mostly white audience. Dupree, who is black, and co-researcher Susan Fiske of Princeton found the candidates were less likely to use words that expressed competence and more likely to use words that expressed warmth when talking to a minority audience: The team found that Democratic candidates used fewer competence-related words in...
  • Gov. Kasich Lurches Left [semi-satire]

    11/26/2018 8:46:08 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Nov 2018 | John Semmens
    Eyeing a potential 2020 run against President Trump, Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) took a dramatic left turn in his final months in office. Persuaded that his “everyone needs a hug” might be a bit too thin of a platform, Kasich decided to reverse gears on traditional Republican pro-life and pro-self-defense positions and veto the so-called “heartbeat bill” and “stand-your-ground bill.” “The key factor in my decision was my perception that I must differentiate myself from Trump in any way I can,” Kasich explained. “If Trump is for something it must be wrong for America. So, when Trump came out...
  • America’s Cold Civil War

    11/21/2018 5:08:00 AM PST · by Politically Correct · 22 replies
    Imprimis ^ | Oct, 2018 | Charles R. Kesler
    In the Claremont Review of Books, we have described our current political scene as a cold civil war. A cold civil war is better than a hot civil war, but it is not a good situation for a country to be in. Underlying our cold civil war is the fact that America is torn increasingly between two rival constitutions, two cultures, two ways of life. One vision is based on the original Constitution as amended. This is the Constitution grounded in the natural rights of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution written in 1787 and ratified in 1788. It has...
  • Charting the Danger of the Modern Left

    11/20/2018 8:56:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    o one understands the dysfunctions and debilitating impact of America's political system in the swamp better than Mark Melcher and Steve Soukup. For decades between them, they followed Washington for Wall Street at one of America's largest brokerage houses. For the last 16 years, the two have run their own, independent research shop, delivering political commentary and forecasting to the investment community, studying the intersection between politics and economics. This pushed them into a relentless pursuit of the new left -- measuring its deleterious impact on everything it touches -- most especially Western civilization. To this end, Melcher and Soukup...