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  • Students Hold "SlutWalk" at OSU, Call for End of "Patriarcy, Cissexism, Heterosexism"

    05/27/2015 3:13:19 PM PDT · by rightistight · 81 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/27/15 | Aurelius
    Students at Oregon State University held a "SlutWalk" yesterday, calling for the end of the patriarchy, cissexism, and heterosexism. The rally began at the steps of Memorial Union, which is the student activity center at OSU. Fliers were posted around campus, trying to rally other students to the cause: Among other things that "SlutWalk" hopes to accomplish is the re-definition of the word "slut." They also hope to end "the patriarcy," "cissexism," "heterosexism," and "ableism:"
  • The Differences Between Left and Right: Part I

    05/27/2015 8:01:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 5-27-2015 | Dennis Prager
    Most Americans hold either liberal or conservative positions on most matters. In many instances, however, they would be hard pressed to explain their position or the position they oppose. But if you can’t explain both sides, how do you know you’re right? At the very least, you need to understand both the liberal and conservative positions in order to effectively understand your own. I grew up in a liberal world — New York, Jewish and Ivy League graduate school. I was an 8-year-old when President Dwight Eisenhower ran for re-election against the Democratic nominee, Adlai Stevenson. I knew nothing about...
  • Police: 6 killed, 23 wounded in Memorial Day weekend shootings

    05/24/2015 1:55:54 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Sun-Times Wire
    Six people were killed and at least 23 others—including a 4-year-old girl—have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this Memorial Day weekend, police said. The 4-year-old, identified by her family as Jacele Johnson, was shot about 8 p.m. Friday in the West Englewood neighborhood. She and her 17-year-old cousin Romare Wilson were inside an SUV in the 7000 block of South Justine when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to their family and Chicago Police.The girl was shot in the head and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was in critical condition, authorities said. The...
  • Newest Liberal Buzzword: “Internalized Capitalism” the Root of all Jealousy

    05/11/2015 12:18:00 PM PDT · by rightistight · 49 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/11/15 | Aurelius
    Move over War on Women and "internalized racism," the Left has a new catchprase: "internalized capitalism." That's the new buzzword that's being bandied about by the left over the last few months. Haven't heard of it yet? The website "Black Girl Dangerous" has this quick definition: "Because of internalized American capitalism, I accept that there is only so much love and appreciation to be handed out, and more of it will go to those who perform well. There are so few resources for people of color, period. Not to mention our vibrant intersectional identities and creative work." And, according to...
  • American Liberal Fascism

    05/07/2015 3:42:13 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 5 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/07/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “American liberalism today”, writes Jonah Goldberg, “sees no realm of human life that is beyond political significance, from what you eat to what you smoke to what you say. Sex is political. Food is political. Sports, entertainment, your inner motives and outer appearance, all have political salience for liberal fascists”. While Liberal fascism differs from classical fascism, what unites them are their “emotional or instinctual impulses, such as the quest for community, a faith in the perfect ability of man, the authority of experts, and an obsession with the cult of action, and the need for an all-powerful state”, notes...
  • Oregon Student Leader: Eating Burritos on Cinco de Mayo is "Cultural Appropriation"

    05/06/2015 7:15:22 AM PDT · by rightistight · 74 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/6/15 | Aurelius
    Perla Alvarez, the Associated Students of the University of Oregon’s (ASUO) “Multicultural Advocate,” believes that eating a burrito on Cinco de Mayo, as well as other things such as eating guacamole, is “cultural appropriation” of Mexican culture. She begins her letter to Oregon’s student newspaper by writing, “It’s “Cinco de Mayo!” Yay for some of you who want to party! However, it sucks for those of us who do not celebrate this day and have to witness you appropriating our culture.” Despite the fact that most colleges in the United States push for more diversity and understanding of cultures, Ms....
  • Liberalism: the disease that killed once prosperous and bustling City of Detroit (my title).

    04/30/2015 6:26:29 AM PDT · by Mich Patriot · 19 replies
    Louder With Crowder ^ | 12/21/09 | Steven Crowder
    I'm pretty sure this was posted a couple of years ago, but with Baltimore and Ferguson recently in the news (and in flames), it is worth another look. Steven Crowder's "Detroit in Ruins" is (IMO) a well done piece on Detroit's fall from grace under liberal influence, put in power by the UAW.
  • Professor: Riots in Baltimore a Result of "White Privilege"

    04/28/2015 10:52:39 AM PDT · by rightistight · 102 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/28/15 | Aurelius
    According to Professor Cody Pogue, the riots occurring in Baltimore are, in part, due to white privilege. Pogue teaches at Houston Community College and San Jacinto College. Today Pogue wrote an article titled, “The Baltimore riots within the context of White Privilege.” His article begins, “I do not approve of the riots in Baltimore. At the same time, I do not understand what else we expect them to do. Numerous studies have proven that, in America today, white people are more privileged than black people.” Pogue then writes about “white privilege,” saying that, “White people nearly always get the benefit...
  • The Death of the Left

    04/24/2015 11:37:49 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 11 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | April 18, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The left is winning, but for the left winning is indistinguishable from dying. The West didn’t defeat Communism; it held it at bay long enough for it to defeat itself. The Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China crushed Communism more decisively than Goldwater could have ever dreamed of.
  • Manchin Endorses Hillary Clinton as Presidential Candidate

    04/22/2015 4:57:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    WDTV.COM ^ | 4/21/15 | Matthew Baumgarten
    Sunday, we found out that U.S. Senator Joe Manchin removed himself from the running for Governor of West Virginia, but during the same announcement, he endorsed Hillary Clinton as his favorite presidential candidate. When Senator Manchin endorsed Hillary Clinton and her presidential campaign on Sunday, he described Clinton as warm, compassionate, engaging, and tough. In 2008, Manchin waited until the Democratic candidate was already decided before endorsing Barack Obama.
  • How Rand Paul is turning off Republicans by stretching the truth

    04/20/2015 5:27:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Vox ^ | April 20, 2015 | Jonathan Allen
    Rand Paul has cast himself as a Diogenes for the modern era, a truth-seeker who can't seem to find an honest man — or woman — no matter where he shines his lamp in Washington. That's why his willingness to say almost anything about himself and other Republicans, regardless of whether it's true, poses an existential threat to his brand. It's only a matter of time before the offended start punching back publicly, and that will surely start with fellow Republicans. Many of them had a right to be aggrieved after Paul's speech this weekend at the First in the...
  • Sweden's Ceaseless Far-Left Bent a Result of Guilt from Shameful (Covert) Nazi Collaboration?

    04/17/2015 8:55:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Just like with Germany-in-general (and Gunter Grass in particular) Sweden's obsessive liberalism -especially regarding minorities/immigration- could be understood as enduring societal guilt for their forefathers' close collaboration with the Nazis while cowardly claiming to be 'neutral'... Sweden's role as Nazi Germany's key iron ore supplier has been dismissed -as Swiss banking often was- as mere 'commercial' transactions, but it's hard to explain-away new information in a just-released book detailing how the Swedish government assisted the Wehrmacht's invasion of neighboring Norway by offering Sweden's national railways to ferry troops and equipment north, which were then used to defeat the British at Narvik (leading...
  • Should meat be taxed like alcohol and cigarettes?

    04/16/2015 12:37:12 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 95 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 4-16-2015 | Heather Moore
    <p>At this time of year, the last thing anyone wants to think about is paying more taxes. But there's one tax I'm in favor of - and you should be, too, if you care about your health and the health of the planet: a sin tax on meat, cheese and other animal-based foods.</p>
  • A Modest Proposal: Barack Obama Should Be Hillary Clinton's Running Mate (aka Desperation of Libs)

    04/15/2015 6:25:40 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 40 replies
    New Republic ^ | April 15, 2015 | Brian Beutler
    Because Hillary Clinton is white and no longer young, a strain of political thought holds that she might lack Barack Obama’s inherent appeal to new and minority voters and thus that she won’t be able to ride the Democratic party’s demographic advantages to easy victory in 2016. Writing for the Washington Examiner, Philip Klein ably sketches the nightmare scenario for liberals. “If Hillary's performance among black voters retreats to more typical Democratic levels,” he writes, “it will hinder her efforts in swing states such as Ohio and Florida, where Democrats need to rack up huge margins in urban areas to...
  • The liberal way of lying

    04/14/2015 12:02:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 4/14/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Bret Stephens reports that Barack Hussein Obama learned how to lie from the Clintons, and that if Hillary Clinton is - God Forbid - elected President, she will continue the lying tradition. Sometime in the 1990s I began to understand the Clinton way of lying, and why it was so successful. To you and me, the Clinton lies were statements demonstrably at variance with the truth, and therefore wrong and shameful. But to the initiated they were an invitation to an intoxicating secret knowledge.What was this knowledge? That the lying was for the greater good, usually to fend off...
  • Hillary Is Not a Woman: She’s a Liberal

    04/14/2015 1:54:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 14, 2015 | Jeffery Lord
    <p>“I suppose it’s fair to say:don’t you someday want to see a woman president?”Thus asks Hillary Clinton,newly declared for the presidency.Or is that re-declared?</p> <p>The problem? Hillary Clinton isn’t a woman. And any Republican who is running for president who thinks she is will deserve the loss coming their way.</p>
  • Why Liberals Are More Intelligent Than Conservatives (Kitten Chow, have at it folks)

    04/07/2015 6:19:47 AM PDT · by MayorKoch · 224 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | 3/22/10 | Satoshi Kanazawa
    It is difficult to define a whole school of political ideology precisely, but one may reasonably define liberalism (as opposed to conservatism) in the contemporary United States as the genuine concern for the welfare of genetically unrelated others and the willingness to contribute larger proportions of private resources for the welfare of such others. In the modern political and economic context, this willingness usually translates into paying higher proportions of individual incomes in taxes toward the government and its social welfare programs. Liberals usually support such social welfare programs and higher taxes to finance them, and conservatives usually oppose them....
  • What The Movie Forrest Gump says about Liberals

    04/06/2015 5:41:53 PM PDT · by cob201 · 12 replies
    evansayet.com ^ | April 6 2015 | Evan Sayet
    Liberals are more self-aware than they seem.
  • RE: "Scientists Are Beginning to Figure Out Why Conservatives Are…Conservative"

    03/23/2015 5:18:29 PM PDT · by walford · 16 replies
    Facebook ^ | 03/23/2015 | walford
    “...the conservative ideology, and especially one of its major facets — centered on a strong military, tough law enforcement, resistance to immigration, widespread availability of guns — would seem well tailored for an underlying, threat-oriented biology.” Of course reasonable, intelligent, well-informed, sane people cannot possibly disagree with the Left. “Strong military” defined as what and as opposed to what? A weak military? Conservatives recognize that we live in a dangerous world in which there are people and entire countries in word and deed make it clear that they are hoping and planning to wipe us out and replace our way...
  • COEXIST - You Moron!

    03/20/2015 12:56:47 PM PDT · by lormand · 16 replies
    Me ^ | 03/20/15 | Me
    I took this picture two days ago. I could not help myself when stopped at the light behind this SHPOS. I walked up to his door and said, "hey, some malcontent marxist vandalized your car with bumper stickers
  • Penn State Professor Arrested For Ranting and Yelling About “U.S Imperialism”

    03/17/2015 8:51:15 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 83 replies
    Pennsylvania woman was arrested at Miami International Airport for allegedly being disorderly on a flight and not complying with the flight crew, according to a police report. Karen Halnon, 52, was on an American Airlines flight headed from Managua, Nicaragua to Miami on Saturday. Officials and passengers said Halnon, a Penn State University professor, started ranting about halfway through her two and a half hour flight. “The United States has declared war on Venezuela! The United States has declared war on Venezuela!” the woman repeatedly said, according to iPhone footage shot by a fellow passenger. “Venezuela has been declared an...
  • Slate: Hillary Needs Competition [comment section abuzz in agreement]

    03/13/2015 2:24:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Slate ^ | March 12, 2015 | Reihan Salam
    Hillary Clinton is not doomed. One terrible press conference won’t mean the end of a long, storied political career. As of now, it is far more likely that she will win the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, then win the White House, than it is that she will fade quietly from the political scene. One nevertheless wonders whether the latest Clinton miniscandal will lead at least some Democrats to think, Hey, why not run for president? What exactly do I have to lose? If nothing else, a 2016 presidential campaign would lay the groundwork for a future run, when there will...
  • Top 10 liberal lies about the Constitution

    03/08/2015 7:48:37 AM PDT · by aquapub · 35 replies
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 3/8/15 | Robert Moon
    It is a matter of record that the Constitution was ratified as a strict, narrowly-defined enumeration of federal powers. Anything not specifically spelled out in it as a federal power is a federal power that does not exist, and that must be left to the state and local levels. The Framers identified each Congressional power in Article I, Section 8 (why would they do this if the General Welfare and Commerce clauses granted Congress a blank check to do whatever it wants?), and even added the 10th Amendment to further clarify that this is all it is authorized to do...
  • In U.C.L.A. Debate Over Jewish Student, Echoes on Campus of Old Biases

    03/08/2015 6:56:12 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 5, 2015 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    It seemed like routine business for the student council at the University of California, Los Angeles: confirming the nomination of Rachel Beyda, a second-year economics major who wants to be a lawyer someday, to the council’s Judicial Board. Until it came time for questions. “Given that you are a Jewish student and very active in the Jewish community,” Fabienne Roth, a member of the Undergraduate Students Association Council, began, looking at Ms. Beyda at the other end of the room, “how do you see yourself being able to maintain an unbiased view?” For the next 40 minutes, after Ms. Beyda...
  • Liberals Mugged by Obamanet [liberals complain about net neutrality]

    03/02/2015 7:43:49 PM PST · by grundle · 22 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | March 1, 2015 | L. Gordon Crovitz
    Buyer’s remorse is already setting in for Google and other ‘net neutrality’ proponents. When Google’s Eric Schmidt called White House officials a few weeks ago to oppose President Obama ’s demand that the Internet be regulated as a utility, they told him to buzz off. The chairman of the company that led lobbying for “net neutrality” learned the Obama plan made in its name instead micromanages the Internet. Mr. Schmidt is not the only liberal mugged by the reality of Obamanet... as details leak out, liberals have joined the opposition to ending the Internet as we know it. The Progressive...
  • Brooks: Netanyahu Address To Congress a ´Political Disaster,´ ´Substantive Disaster´ For Israel

    03/02/2015 7:38:03 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 63 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 28 Feb 2015 | JEFFREY POOR
    On Friday’s “NewsHour” on PBS, New York Times columnist David Brooks was critical of the notion of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressing a joint session of Congress due to the politicization of the state of Israel. “I think it’s a political disaster,” Brooks said. “It’s a substantive disaster for the state of Israel. I think it’s political disaster for Bibi Netanyahu back home, because they’re — most Israelis are really worried about the state of the relationship. It’s different than the past times, in part because it’s — as Mark said, it’s partisan now. Suddenly, Republicans are pro-Israel. And...
  • Gun-Grabbing Geraldo: 'Far Too Many Creepy Untrained People with Deadly Weapons'

    03/01/2015 6:51:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 28, 2015 | Melissa Mullins
    Gun-Grabbing Geraldo: 'Far Too Many Creepy Untrained People with Deadly Weapons' By Melissa Mullins | February 28, 2015 | 10:52 PM EST Fox News host Geraldo Rivera made another outrageous statement regarding gun control, and his distaste for those who choose to exercise their right for the Second Amendment. On Friday’s Fox & Friends show, Geraldo was asked to comment on a recent story out of Pasadena, Texas about a mother who was “charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.”
  • My Dumb Facebook Friends (vanity)

    02/25/2015 3:01:20 PM PST · by Chris Shugart Uncommon Sense · 41 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 2-10-15 | Chris Shugart
    I always find it distressing when a Facebook friend of mine posts something appallingly stupid. It’s one thing when someone you don’t know does it. A total stranger who you’ll never meet is quickly forgotten. Someone you know isn’t so easy to dismiss. It’s the same sort of unsettling feeling I get when I try to imagine the sort of people who buy those tacky commemorative plates they advertise in TV Guide. I realize there are people out there who have no sense of taste whatsoever. But I’m perfectly happy to remain in comfortable ignorance, knowing that I’ll probably never...
  • "Tolerant Liberal" Lists 28 Reasons to Hate Conservatives

    02/13/2015 2:29:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    There is actually a website called “LiberalAmerica”… And they claim to have been saving America since 1776. (Kind of a neat trick for a website. And, no: I didn’t know America needed saving from Constitutional government either.) Tiffany Willis, the editor in chief, came up with a wonderfully bigoted list of 28 reasons she’s too closed-minded and intellectually dishonest to have grown-up conversations with people who are ideologically opposed to her political philosophy. For both your enjoyment (and because writing is more therapeutic for me than grinding a cheese grater against my forehead) I have provided her gleefully bigoted list below,...
  • Three Muslim students are shot dead close to University of North Carolina campus

    02/11/2015 6:33:40 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 82 replies
    The UK Daily Mail ^ | February 11, 2015 | Claire Carter and Lydia Warren
    A man who posted anti-religious sentiments online has been arrested after three Muslim students were shot dead close to the University of North Carolina campus on Tuesday. Craig Stephen Hicks, who describes himself as a vehement supporter of atheism, has been charged with three counts of murder after the trio were shot dead in Meadowmont around 5pm. Dentistry student Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, of Chapel Hill, his new wife Yusor Mohammad, 21, of Chapel Hill and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh, all died. Hicks, 46, of Chapel Hill, turned himself in 'without incident' and is currently being...
  • Liberal Organizing Group Implodes In One Tumultuous Afternoon

    02/10/2015 10:08:26 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | 02/10/15 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    WASHINGTON — The New Organizing Institute, a progressive grassroots outfit responsible for training many of the Democratic party’s digital organizers, has to be rebuilt from the ground up after a mass exodus of senior staff and employees Tuesday.
  • So God Made A Liberal...

    02/08/2015 1:01:48 PM PST · by b4its2late · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | Feb 7, 2013 | soopermexican
    A Tribute to Paul Harvey, a parody of the Superbowl "God Made A Farmer" commercial. Link Here
  • A Brief History of War Zone Lies — Notice a Trend?

    02/08/2015 9:48:39 AM PST · by jessduntno · 8 replies
    http://www.mediaite.com/ ^ | February 5th, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    By now you may have heard that a certain NBC News anchor has been repeatedly fibbing (or misremembering, as he would have it) about having been on a helicopter shot down by an RPG during the Iraq War. It turns out that Brian Williams isn’t the only major public figure to have lied about or misrepresented his or her war zone experiences. Let’s take a look:
  • Scott Walker once employed liberal feminazi Liz Mair

    This should come as no surprise to those familiar with Scott Walker’s liberal record… "Full disclosure, my firm has consulted for Scott Walker. He’s a former client. " Mair is militantly pro-abortion and pro gay marriage– as per her horribly-designed website… (SNIP) What kind of person thinks to themselves: "This Liz Mair dude is somebody I want on my team. I’m going to hire him and pay him using donors’ hard-earned money."
  • The Pity Party

    01/27/2015 4:20:41 AM PST · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 1-27-2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Progressives will always claim that no matter how badly their plans go wrong, at least their terrible policies were well-intentioned.The regimes that shot orphans, starved entire cities into submission and committed genocide were “caring” in comparison to the heartless Dickensian capitalists who did nothing for the poor except create cheap products and jobs. They might have killed millions, but their red hearts were in the right place. They didn’t just spend all their time gobbling caviar and diving into swimming pools full of all money like the millionaires of the West. Instead they gave speeches about Marxism-Leninism, killed anyone who...
  • 5 Reasons Liberals Hate Soldiers Like Chris Kyle

    01/27/2015 2:37:50 AM PST · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 1-27-2015 | John Hawkins
    American Sniper had a record-breaking debut. It’s the widest release ever for an R-rated movie, the biggest debut ever for a Best Picture Oscar nominee; it’s the highest grossing January movie in history and it’s already the second highest grossing war movie of all-time. The movie has already gone beyond “blockbuster” all the way up to “cultural phenomenon” in the space of a few weeks’ time. However, ironically, as the movie has become more popular with the public, liberals have gotten more and more upset about it. You’ve already seen the quotes from Michael Moore and Bill Maher, but...
  • Liberals’ Zany Logic on Holiday Pay

    01/25/2015 8:03:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    While reading the Washington Post I ran across a column about a proposal by one of my home state’s (CA) legislators regarding people working on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The proposal so appealed to the Left that the proposal (not even a bill yet) was covered on the other side of the country by one of the nation’s most prestigious newspapers. It commanded me to read on to find out what this was about. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez was bemoaning the fact that more and more stores were opening on Thanksgiving and Christmas. When it comes to shopping I agree with Ms....
  • The Psychodynamics of the Radical Liberal Mind

    01/24/2015 1:00:48 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2-11-2007 | Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr, MD
    The first step toward an in-depth understanding of adult behavior is to comprehend its origins in childhood. Whether adaptive or maladaptive, the enduring patterns of thinking, emoting, behaving and relating that define adult personality begin in the early years of life. In fact, our earliest experiences with caretakers and others, acting on inherited temperament factors, strongly determine our later personality traits, including those expressed in political values and beliefs. The dispositions of the liberal mind are no exception: his hopes and fears, beliefs and passions, values and morals are in great measure the legacy of his childhood from birth through...
  • What, Exactly, Is Bold About Obama's Agenda?

    01/22/2015 5:03:07 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/21/2015 | IBD Staff
    Politics: The State of the Union speech supposedly was chock full of big, brassy new ideas to help the middle class. Truth is, the president offered little that hasn't already been tried and mostly failed. A "bold call to action" is how the New York Times saw the address. Other news outlets were struck by an "ambitious agenda" full of "major proposals" that exhibited "confident, assertive liberalism." Obama even managed to set the agenda for the 2016 elections, still others concluded. Really? When we looked at what Obama actually proposed, all we found was a musty laundry list of liberal...
  • Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist

    11/08/2014 8:17:44 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 75 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 05 Nov 2014 | Danusha V. Goska
    How far left was I? So far left my beloved uncle was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party in a Communist country. When I returned to his Slovak village to buy him a mass card, the priest refused to sell me one. So far left that a self-identified terrorist proposed marriage to me. So far left I was a two-time Peace Corps volunteer and I have a degree from UC Berkeley. So far left that my Teamster mother used to tell anyone who would listen that she voted for Gus Hall, Communist Party chairman, for president. I wore a...
  • Sorry, liberals, Scandinavian countries aren’t utopias

    01/12/2015 8:28:28 AM PST · by Baynative · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jan 11, 2015 | Kyle Smith
    In the American liberal compass, the needle is always pointing to places like Denmark. Everything they most fervently hope for here has already happened there. So: Why does no one seem particularly interested in visiting Denmark? (“Honey, on our European trip, I want to see Tuscany, Paris, Berlin and . . . Jutland!”) Visitors say Danes are joyless to be around. Denmark suffers from high rates of alcoholism. In its use of antidepressants it ranks fourth in the world. (Its fellow Nordics the Icelanders are in front by a wide margin.) Some 5% of Danish men have had sex with...
  • Politico’s Taking More Hits Than Harry Reid Fighting Gym Equipment

    01/11/2015 4:11:30 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 9, 2015 | Betsy Rothstein
    The site took another big hit Friday morning when it lost Maggie Haberman, who is going to the NYT and taking her unmatched Hillary Clinton coverage with her. NYT Executive Editor Dean Baquet did warn in a recent memo that they’d carefully make a few outside hires after a recent spate of layoffs and buyouts. In recent months, Politico has made a lot of serious changes, including positioning Susan Glasser in the suburban Virginia bureau as editor. John Harris, meanwhile, is still editor-in-chief in title, but has fled to Brussels to start up Politico Europe — taking a page out...
  • Jeb Bush: Republicans Must Respect “Rule of Law” on Gay Marriage

    01/06/2015 12:18:02 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 92 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 1/06/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    I’m glad there’s a moderate Democrat finally running for president. I just wish he were running on the Democratic ticket. Jeb Bush, a likely Republican presidential candidate, called for “respect” of same-sex marriages on Monday as his home state of Florida began allowing gays to wed following a court ruling. Bush, a former governor of Florida, said in a statement that even those like him who oppose same-sex marriage must “respect the rule of law” now that the state’s ban on gay marriages has been ruled unconstitutional. Do you know what else is the law of the land? ObamaCare. So...
  • Fox News has nothing but fear: Here’s how we fight back against lies — and win

    01/03/2015 6:05:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 76 replies
    Paul Rosenberg ^ | January 2, 2014 | Paul Rosenberg
    In the mid-term elections, the GOP’s not-so-secret weapon was fear. Fear of Ebola, fear of ISIS, and fear of immigrants all played a significant role in shaping the pre-election political climate, and Democrats for the most part, responded by hunkering down into a defensive crouch. Once again, as in 2010, they largely abandoned any pro-active agenda setting of their own, any talk of breaking new ground, exploring new possibilities—even despite the greater-than-hoped-for success of Obamacare—and they certainly lacked the patience, maturity and self-confidence to stand back and criticize the childish, self-defeating fearfulness at the heart of the GOP’s campaign strategy....
  • Guess Who Spent The Most Money in the 2014 Midterms? Liberal Billionaires

    12/30/2014 9:13:45 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12/30/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    With as many times as outgoing Majority Leader Harry Reid mentioned the Koch brothers in Senate floor speeches this year, you'd think that they were the ones who spent the most money during the 2014 midterm elections. Think again. Out of all the billionaires who donated money to causes or campaigns for the midterms, the top two were Democrats and they outspent everyone else on the list, combined. David Koch isn't even near the top. More from POLITICO: Billionaire Tom Steyer's pet issue is global warming. With the amount of money Steyer spent, a whopping $74.3 million, and the results...
  • Glock book under the tree

    12/25/2014 3:03:19 PM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 28 replies
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    At our annual extended family Christmas gathering my nephew was given "Glock: The Rise of America's Gun", by Paul Barrett. His mother gave him the book having heard "all about it on NPR". Naturally my sister-in-law is all about hard left politics and gun control. My nephew, a high school senior, is in total lockstep. After he'd been reading it for a few hours I asked him if there was a coupon in the back for range time. I wondered aloud 'why just read about something you just as easily put in your hands and experience'. The look on this...
  • 97 Percent of All Liberal Claims Are Wrong

    12/22/2014 9:50:58 AM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 25 replies
    Powerline ^ | Dec. 22, 2014 | Steven Hayward
    And I’m not so sure about the other 3 percent, either. It is amazing to behold how liberals will grab hold of the flimsiest statistic so long as it bolsters The Narrative, no matter how easily and convincingly the figure is debunked. These days, the favorite liberal numbers are 1 in 5, 97 percent, and 77 percent. If you keep up, you’ll recognize them immediately, of course: 1 in 5 women are raped in college; 97 percent of all scientists agree about human-caused climate doom, and women only earn 77 cents on the dollar compared to men’s earnings. John has...
  • Scrooge Was A Liberal, Studies Show

    12/22/2014 4:22:36 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/22/2014 | John Merline
    Just about every year at this time, "A Christmas Carol' shows up somewhere on TV, as do headlines about how one Republican or another is the modern equivalent of the tale's greedy miser, Ebenezer Scrooge. "The GOP's sad Scrooge agenda." "GOP Protecting Ebenezer Scrooge." "Maher Likens Republicans to Ebenezer Scrooge." "Republicans play the role of the stingy Scrooge." You have to wonder if these folks have actually read "A Christmas Carol" or spent any time pondering what Scrooge actually says and does. Because if you do, you come to realize that Scrooge more closely resembles a modern liberal than a...
  • My Jerk Neighbor (Vanity)

    12/21/2014 9:11:27 AM PST · by wgflyer · 61 replies
    So, like, I’m a friendly person, wouldn’t hurt a fly, but when this jerk neighbor of mine said that global warming was a liberal fantasy I tried to reason with him. I told him the Arctic ice was melting, the polar bears were dying and the sea was rising but he kept spouting out stuff about records and trends and totally irrelevant things like water vapor, sunspots and volcanos. I’m well educated and I read the news. I never heard of any of the stuff he was throwing out. What B.S. How can you argue with a fool like that....
  • Is Liberalism Intellectually Bankrupt?

    12/20/2014 4:27:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    Howard Dean, who is thought to represent the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party, told reporters the other day that he supports our policy of using drones to kill people (and all those who happen to be near them) without warning. He also has no objection to the National Security Agency listening to his phone calls and monitoring his email.Donny Deutsch, the reliable voice of the left on "Morning Joe," told TV viewers that he supports the CIA’s torture activities – recently revealed in a Senate committee report.These views are very different from what one typically finds in the unsigned...