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  • Blame Liberals for the Rise of Trump

    08/28/2015 7:35:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | S.E Cupp
    There are a few existential questions which man has struggled but failed to answer conclusively, despite Sisyphean efforts, such as: Why are we here? What happens when we die? And why do kids go ape for "Frozen"? To these we may add another, which will go down as one of the great enigmas of modern American history: Why Trump? His rise -- and, more inexplicably, his durability -- has baffled even the most open-minded of us. But when man can't explain something, he settles for the next best thing: deciding who's to blame for it. To me, it's obvious. Trump...
  • How the Supreme Court Abolished Article V of the Constitution

    08/28/2015 4:44:27 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 37 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8.14.15 | Robert A. J. Gagnon
    On July 31 at the American Bar Association’s International Human Rights Award Luncheon, former Justice John Paul Stevens declared that, while the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment establishes a right to “gay marriage,” it does not protect an individual’s right to keep and bear arms.... I marvel at Stevens’ ability to reject an application of the Fourteenth Amendment to a right clearly enumerated elsewhere in the Constitution (viz., “the right of the people to keep and bear arms” in the Second Amendment) while affirming its application to a supposed right not elsewhere even remotely alluded to in the...
  • Call me 'ze,' not 'he': University [of Tennessee] wants everyone to use 'gender inclusive' pronouns

    08/27/2015 11:44:12 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 79 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    pronouns Todd Starnes By Todd Starnes Published August 27, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook106 Twitter35 livefyre36 Email Print University of Tennessee University of Tennessee Educators in the Volunteer State are very concerned that students might be offended by the usage of traditional pronouns like she, he, him and hers, according to a document from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. “With the new semester beginning and an influx of new students on campus, it is important to participate in making our campus welcoming and inclusive for all,” wrote Donna Braquet in a posting on the university’s website....
  • The Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Debate

    08/27/2015 10:22:12 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-27-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Debbie Wasserman-Schultz heckled at Iowa State Fair [Video!]

    08/25/2015 5:36:37 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 8/25/15 | MouthUnTidy
    Debbie Wasserman-Schultz heckled at Iowa State Fair
  • The Surging Anti-American Sentiment of the Left

    08/24/2015 1:30:24 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 9 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 08/24/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    In her essay For The New Intellectual, Ayn Rand warned that our society was fast approaching the precipice of moral, intellectual, and philosophical bankruptcy with only two paths left for Americans to follow: “they can evade the reality of their situation and act on a fanatic, blind, range-of-the-moment expediency — not daring to look ahead, wishing no one would name the truth, yet desperately hoping that something will save them somehow — or they can identify the situation, check their premises, discover their hidden assets and start rebuilding.” America, at present, is following the first course as our intellectual leadership...
  • Pat Buchanan stands up for Obama against that mean Netanyahu

    08/15/2015 10:06:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/15/15 | Robert Spencer
    Pat Buchanan has for years been such a virulent opponent of Israel that he has frequently been accused of anti-Semitism, and this column condemning Benjamin Netanyahu for supposedly interfering in America’s internal affairs by opposing the Iran deal is not going to erase that impression. The paleocon Right hates Israel with such abiding passion that it is increasingly self-contradictory: for a small government advocate like Buchanan defending Barack Obama and tacitly supporting a deal that threatens not just Israel, but the U.S. as well, manifests a moral myopia of catastrophic immensity. But it’s no surprise. I’ve noted before how the...
  • Melissa Gilbert of 'Little House' fame running for Michigan seat in U.S. House

    08/10/2015 1:53:30 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 94 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | August 10, 2015 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI — Actress Melissa Gilbert, best known for her childhood role as Laura Ingalls Wilder on "Little House in the Prairie," is running for the U.S. House out of Michigan. Gilbert, a Democrat who has lived in Livingston County since 2013, announced Monday that she is running for the 8th Congressional District seat currently held by Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop of Rochester. "Here in Michigan, I know people are doing their best to make a good life for themselves and their families. When it comes down to it, I think that's what we all really want," Gilbert said...
  • Fiorina's a Liberal; Don't be deceived

    08/09/2015 11:35:53 AM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 70 replies
    me | 8/9/15 | Vanity
    For those that are thinking Fiorina is a good choice to get behind, that she is a good debater, goes hard after hitlery, etc., it's incumbent on all of us to know who she REALLY is: A few tidbits: When the police in Baltimore were arrested she said 'we all breathed a sigh of relief' (all over the interwebs) In 2008, Fiorina supported the Wall Street Bailout known as TARP and even advocated that it was insufficient. (Fox News) Fiorina supported portions of the Obama stimulus, particularly broadband subsidies. ....(Information Week) Fiorina called on more government intervention into the housing...
  • Protesters shut down Bernie Sanders rally

    08/08/2015 4:53:20 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 08, 2015, 05:59 pm | Elliot Smilowitz and Megan R. Wilson
    Protesters who claimed affiliation with the Black Lives Matter movement stormed the stage during a rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in Seattle on Saturday, taking over the microphone and forcing Sanders to leave without ever speaking. Moments after Sanders took the stage at Westlake Park, two women and one man climbed the stage and confronted the Democratic presidential candidate, demanding a chance to speak. After several moments of confusion and confrontation, an event organizer took the microphone and said the protesters would be allowed to speak before Sanders.
  • Can genes make us liberal or conservative?

    08/06/2015 12:54:11 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    phys.org ^ | August 4, 2015 | Staff
    Aristotle may have been more on the money than he realised in saying man is a political animal, according to research published Wednesday linking genes with liberal or conservative leanings. Or, to be precise, a specific variant of one gene that would seem to exert greater sway over women than men. Working with 1771 university students of Han Chinese origin in Singapore, researchers compared answers to surveys—including one tailored to hot-button issues in the city-state—with the presence of a permutation of the DRD4 gene. DRD4 is one of several genes that determines the way dopamine—a crucial neurotransmitter, or chemical messenger—is...
  • Jeb Bush Sat On Board Of Philanthropy That Gave Millions To Planned Parenthood

    08/01/2015 8:50:26 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/30/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was one of the directors of a charity that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, LifeSiteNews first reported. Named a founding director to the tax-exempt Bloomberg Family Foundation in 2010, Bush sat on the board until the end of 2014 when he began to prepare for his presidential run. Bloomberg Philanthropies announced in March of 2014, while Bush was still on the board, it was giving $50 million to strengthen “reproductive health rights in Burkina Faso, Nicaragua, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda. According to a Bloomberg Family Foundation statement, the philanthropy teamed up...
  • Carly Fiorina: 'Here's what I will do as Commander in Chief'

    07/29/2015 7:27:33 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 64 replies
    IBD ^ | 2015 July 28 | Andrew Malcolm
    From time to time as the 2016 campaign unfolds we will publish here the full text of some candidate speeches on important topics. We launch this series with Carly Fiorina's national security address at the Reagan Presidential Library the evening of July 27. The full text is below, as is a complete video... You'll notice here — and hopefully in the upcoming debates — that the business executive speaks in clear, simple declarative sentences. No fudge words or rhetorical escape clauses. Clean, crisp, no nonsense. She outlines the problem, then states clearly what she would do. That style drew frequent...
  • #DisarmTheiPhone

    07/31/2015 8:20:06 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 4 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | July 30,2015 | #DisarmTheiPhone
    I first thought this was parody, but it seems to be a series suggestion.
  • Jeb : Obama ‘Speaking the Truth’ on Racial Injustice

    07/31/2015 2:01:39 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 71 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 7-31-2015 | Pam Key
    Friday in Fort Lauderdale, FL at the National Urban League Conference, Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) said President Barack Obama is “speaking the truth” on racial injustice. Bush said, “When President Obama says that ‘for too long we’ve been blind to the way past injustices continue to shape the present,’ he is speaking the truth. But we should be just as candid about our failures in addressing injustices of the more recent origin. In our cities we’ve got so many people that have never known anything but poverty is. So many young adults with no vision of...
  • Why Donald Trump was a Democrat

    07/25/2015 1:24:41 AM PDT · by familyop · 69 replies
    PowerLine ^ | July 24, 2015 | Paul Mirengoff
    Donald Trump was asked today to explain why, as he has said, he has identified more with Democrats than with Republicans. The answer, he claimed, is that the economy crashed in 2008 because of mistakes made by President Bush. This may be a good answer (or the best one available) from a political perspective. Trump is appealing primarily to disaffected Republicans who believe the GOP hasnÂ’t stood up for them sufficiently on issues relating to the economy (immigration is the best example). Attributing his pro-Democrat leanings to BushÂ’s handling of the economy makes political sense. Unfortunately, it doesnÂ’t make historical...
  • "Fact:" Jesus is a liberal socialist...

    07/19/2015 3:53:51 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 40 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-19-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • O'Malley apologizes for saying 'all lives matter' at liberal conference

    07/19/2015 7:06:57 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | July 19, 2015 | Chris Moody
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley apologized on Saturday for saying "All lives matter" while discussing police violence against African-Americans with liberal demonstrators. Several dozen demonstrators interrupted the former Maryland governor while he was speaking at the Netroots Nation conference, a gathering of liberal activists, demanding that he address criminal justice and police brutality. When they shouted, "Black lives matter!" a rallying cry of protests that broke out after several black Americans were killed at the hands of police in recent months, O'Malley responded: "Black lives matter. White lives matter. All lives matter." The demonstrators, who were mostly black, responded by...
  • Simmons Compares NYC's Horse-Drawn Carriages to Holocaust: 'People Who Put People Into Ovens' (tr)

    07/17/2015 1:12:11 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 33 replies
    nbcnewyork.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | AP
    Hip-hop mogul and animal-rights advocate Russell Simmons is comparing New York's horse-drawn carriages to slavery and the Holocaust, saying proponents of the industry are of antiquated a mindset as "people who put people in ovens" at Adolf Hitler's death camps. "There were people for slavery, remember? Slavery was fine," Simmons said at an event Thursday organized by horse carriage opponents, according to The Wall Street Journal. “There were people who put people in ovens. There are all kinds of ethnic cleansing, people for it.” Simmons urged Mayor de Blasio to follow through on his campaign promise to ban the horse...
  • All political debates are the same...

    07/17/2015 12:37:44 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-17-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • VIDEO: Explaining Microaggression: The Most Liberal College Theory There Is...

    07/16/2015 4:40:19 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 27 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 07/16/2015 | Steven Crowder
    Taught as a legitimate theory at Universities and tumblrs across the country, you'd think that everyone in mainstream America would know the meaning of "Microaggression". Only when we asked people on the street... VIDEO AT LINK http://louderwithcrowder.com/sjw-dictionary-defining-microaggression/ As a matter of fact, the only person who knew what Microaggression meant was... a women's studies feminist. So again, watch the video above. We've created a beginner's guide to understanding the ins and outs of the complex landscape that is modern "Microaggression theory"! You can thank us later. COLUMBIA DEFINITION: “microaggression” is a term referring to “commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental...
  • EMU brutality in Greece has destroyed the trust of Europe's Left

    07/15/2015 2:21:55 PM PDT · by B212 · 6 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    'The Left let itself become the enforcer of reactionary policies and mass unemployment because of the euro.' Greece has broken the spell It is long been fighting an expanding coaltion of free marketeers, parliamentary "souverainistes", anti-immigrant populists on the Right. Its has now lost its remaining emotional hold on the Left after the scorched-earth treatment of Greece over the past five months - culminating in the vindictive decision to impose yet harsher terms on this crushed nation just days after its cri de coeur in a landslide referendum. Greece news live This has been coming for a long time. We...
  • Obama’s America: Liberal Judge Orders Obama Critic to Psychological Counseling

    07/14/2015 6:35:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/14/15 | Jim Hoft
    2016: Obama’s America was a movie directed by Dinesh D’Souza. The movie is the second most popular documentary in history. This week a Democratic judge ordered Dinesh D’Souza to seek psychological counseling. Judge Richard Berman also ruled D’Souza must continue community service for four more years. World Net Daily reported: At a hearing Monday in Manhattan in which he ruled filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza must continue community service for four more years, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said he considers D’Souza’s violation of federal campaign-finance laws to be evidence of a psychological problem and ordered further counseling. D’Souza’s defense counsel...
  • Affirmation For The MOTI

    07/13/2015 5:19:20 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-13-2015 | MOTUS
    Take a bow, MOTI, you are all innate insurgents.At least according to Daniel Greenfield, the Sultan of Knish. I think one of you must have posted a link to this post as it was in my satchel of “must reads.” Butt if, like me, you never find time to get around to reading all those gems stuffed into your perpetual stack of stuff, here’s one you don’t want to miss: Five Ways to Fight the Left and Make Your Life Better. He lists 5 things that the MOTI (Famiglia MOTUS) have been doing for years now. Organic Opposition doesn't require...
  • Political Correctness Gone Crazy

    07/11/2015 2:03:20 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/11/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Promoting the liberal inclusiveness agenda by making any child or adult feel ashamed of their skin color and of their heritage is repulsive I’ve wondered for the longest time why Americans remain silent to the massive “fundamental transformation” of our country by a minority of well-organized progressives who use any means necessary to attain their communistic ends, including the phony notion of “white privilege” in the most tolerant nation on the planet. While history is being altered, rewritten in the revisionist view of Saul Alinksy’s activists on the payroll of the current regime, various communist non-profits, and by low information...
  • Fascism of the Left

    07/10/2015 12:03:52 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 18 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 07/10/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    The Czech writer Joseph Skvorecky once asked the following question: “Has there even been a case in history of a political system collapsing overnight, not as an aftermath of a lost war or bloody revolution but from its own inner rottenness?” To answer the question posed by Skvorecky, one need only observe the current state in which we find our country today. The nation has been debilitated by the onslaught wrought by the left and their totalitarian ideology which has been implemented with little to no opposition from the right. The left has been successful in bringing about their vision...
  • The Nihilism of the Left

    07/08/2015 2:32:59 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 17 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 07/08/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    The Czech writer Joseph Skvorecky once asked the following question: “Has there even been a case in history of a political system collapsing overnight, not as an aftermath of a lost war or bloody revolution but from its own inner rottenness?” To answer the question posed by Skvorecky, one need only observe the current state in which we find our country today. The nation has been debilitated by the onslaught wrought by the left and their totalitarian ideology which has been implemented with little to no opposition from the right. The left has been successful in bringing about their vision...
  • 'Billionaire's Beach' in Malibu paves third public pathway after a 30-year battle [tr]

    07/07/2015 5:23:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 7, 2015 | Alexandra Klausner
    A stretch of paradise in Malibu, California known as the 'Billionaire's Beach' is now open to the public. The sandy Carbon Beach West which opened this month was the subject of a fight between property owner Lisette Ackerberg and the California Coastal Commission that went on for about three decades. Even though the beach was technically public, pathways to the destination were blocked by wealthy property owners who fought to keep the beach private. The LA Times reports that celebrities such as former Dodgers owner Jamie McCourt and former chief executive of Oracle Corp. have houses along the beach.
  • StolenGuns A Commonality In Tampa Shootings

    07/05/2015 1:18:22 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 21 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | July 4, 2015 | Elizabeth Behrman / Tribune Staff
    TAMPA — Most of the 21 homicides and more than two dozen shootings Tampa police have investigated this year have several factors in common. The violence primarily is a result of neighborhood feuds among groups of mostly young black men, police say. All of the shootings took place in East and West Tampa. And investigators are struggling to get information from witnesses and victims about who committed the crimes. Another pattern has emerged that has Tampa police and federal authorities working together to put a stop to it: Most of the bullets are being fired from stolen guns. “We believe...
  • George Takei: An Intellectually Honest Liberal in a Dishonest Tribe

    07/04/2015 5:28:26 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 68 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 7/4/15 | Steve Berman
    The conservative world exploded in outrage over George Takei's blatantly racist remark calling Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas "a clown in blackface," but they all got this story wrong. Takei is a very rare bird: an intellectually honest liberal. I'm not going to cover in detail what Takei said and what Justice Thomas wrote.  You can read about it here, here, and here. To sum up, Justice Thomas wrote in his dissent on Obergefell v. Hodges (the gay marriage case, for those who have hid their heads in a bag for the last two weeks) that the government doesn't bestow dignity and humanity...
  • NASCAR Distances Itself From Donald Trump After Remarks

    07/03/2015 8:30:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 90 replies
    NASCAR is the latest corporation to distance itself from Donald Trump. On the same day one of its top sponsors called on NASCAR to take a stance against Trump, the motorsports series said it will not hold its season-ending awards ceremony at the Trump National Doral Miami. "We looked at everything we saw coming down and what we heard from our sponsors and our partners and what we feel we should be doing, and that's what led us to the decision today," NASCAR spokesman David Higdon said Friday at Daytona International Speedway. Trump's spokesman, Hope Hicks, declined to comment to...
  • GOP presidential candidate slams Donald Trump as 'disrespectful'

    07/01/2015 4:36:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Yahoo! Finance / Business Insider ^ | July 1, 2015 | Brett LoGiurato
    Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) on Tuesday slammed fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who he said has been "disrespectful" toward Latinos with recent disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants. "Yes, clearly, they're disrespectful," Pataki told Business Insider of Trump's comments in a brief interview before the annual New York Republican Party's gala. Trump characterized Mexican immigrants in his campaign launch speech as "rapists" and drug runners when talking about how he'd focus as president on reducing illegal immigration. "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best; they're not sending you," Trump said in his announcement speech....
  • Ukraine: World War II Fiasco Leads to PR Disaster and Thorny Questions for Kiev and Foreign Diaspora

    06/30/2015 11:27:12 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 2 replies
    The World Post (Huf Po) ^ | June 29, 2015 | Nikolas Kozloff
    For Kiev, winning the public relations war against Vladimir Putin would seem to be a no-brainer. For a year now, the Kremlin has conducted a thinly-disguised war of aggression in eastern Ukraine resulting in the deaths of thousands. Yet Kiev seems intent on squandering any international public support it might have had amidst a bizarre crackdown on free speech and censorship of controversial historical debates. Through its crackdown, Ukraine has actually played into Putin's propaganda war and facilitated Russia's PR efforts. At issue is Ukraine's contentious World War II past, some of which isn't particularly flattering. With the support of...
  • Live: Christie(RINO-NJ) announces he is running for President

    06/30/2015 8:27:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 86 replies
    CNBC ^ | 30 JUN 15 | cnbc
    Live coverage of Democrat Republican Gov. Christie announcing run for Emperor POTUS.Live link to CNBC
  • OBAMA: WE NEED TO HELP PEOPLE OVERCOME THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS

    06/29/2015 5:55:48 PM PDT · by lbryce · 95 replies
    Truth and Action ^ | June 28, 2015 | Staff
    Speaking in the Rose Garden shortly after the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage was announced, Obama stated that the progressives in society needs to ‘help’ those with deeply held religious beliefs overcome their convictions. “Opposition in some cases has been based on sincere and deeply held beliefs,” Obama said. “All of us who welcome today’s news should be mindful of that fact. Recognize different viewpoints. Revere our deep commitment to religious freedom.” “Sometimes there are days like this when that slow and steady effort is rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt,” Obama said. Although the progress might...
  • I Believe That We Can Win [Court rulings animate dysfunctional Democratic Party]

    06/28/2015 1:47:22 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | June 28, 2015 | D.R. Tucker
    Investigative journalist Brad Friedman has observed that America is moving in a progressive direction, despite the mainstream media’s “center-right nation” shibboleth. Despite the obstacles that have been placed in the pathway of progressives, Friedman is correct beyond dispute. Think back to a decade ago. Same-sex marriage was considered an abomination in large parts of the country. Christian fundamentalists were flexing their muscles as never before. Rush Limbaugh and Fox dominated the American media landscape. The Bush administration had launched a war on climate science. Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney was gay-bashing his way to national prominence. Today, marriage equality is the...
  • The One Number That Shows Why Jews Really Vote Liberal

    06/25/2015 6:04:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 25, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The debate over why Jews vote the way that they do is an old one, but it’s rarely backed by much data except the estimates of the Jewish vote from the last election. There is, however, one piece of data that currently predicts the Jewish vote. It’s religious attendance. 60 percent of Jews that attend weekly religious services disapprove of Obama. Only 34 percent approve. Among those who don’t attend religious services, approval of Obama stood at 58 percent to 38 percent. There are really two Jewish votes; the religious Jewish vote and the secular Jewish vote. ... When we...
  • lets not forget: LIBERALS CALLED OUR FLAG TERRORISM FOR YEARS

    06/24/2015 1:56:39 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 12 replies
    Amherst town meeting ^ | 09/10/2001 | RaceBannon
    This town hall meeting took place Sep 10, 2001 in Amherst Mass 12 hours before the first plane struck the towers in New York City, before the Pentagon was hit, and before Flight 93 was taken down in a suicide dive by the terrorists who were being overrun by brave Americans. This video is significant because of the statements made at the 40 minute to 50 minute mark and again at the 1 hour 10 minute mark which were in response to comments made at the 45 minute mark. Keep in mind this was made 12 hours before the World...
  • Inside Every Liberal Is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out: UC’s Assault on Academic Free Speech

    06/23/2015 8:55:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/22/2015 | Bruce Thornton
    Since ancient Athens free speech has been at the heart of political freedom. “Free men have free tongues,” as Sophocles said, for freedom depended on citizens empowered to speak freely in the public deliberations about policy and the laws through which they governed. That’s why the Founders wrote the First Amendment, to prevent force from trumping law by silencing dissent. That’s also why the enemies of political freedom always try to destroy free speech.Violence or force has been the usual instrument for controlling speech, whether by murder, torture, incarceration, burning books, or shutting down presses and Internet sites. Today a...
  • ‘Black’ Rachel Dolezal: Whites shouldn’t discuss racism

    06/21/2015 3:48:00 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 46 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 18, 2015 | Dave Huber
    As if the case of Rachel Dolezal couldn’t get any sillier, anti-racism activist Tim Wise says that the “black” former NAACP chapter president once “tried to stop him from speaking” at Eastern Washington University because … “white folks can’t speak with any legitimacy to issues of racism.” Dolezal was a part-time professor at the college.
  • Rachel Dolezal Demanded Boycott of a Movie Because White Actors Played African Roles

    06/16/2015 6:06:45 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 74 replies
    National Review ^ | 6-16-2015 | Katherine Tumf
    n a past radio interview on the Spokane Station KYRS, fake-black white person Rachel Dolezal insisted that people must boycott the movie Exodus: Gods and Kings because it featured white actors playing African roles. In response to a complaint from the show’s host, Taylor Weech, that the film featured “white, European actors playing North African historical figures, like they were in the ’30s and ’40s,” Dolezal said: “Hopefully nobody goes to that film. We need to boycott that film, from my perspective, because it’s miseducation, it’s misrepresentation, it’s highly offensive to the people that actually were living during that time...
  • Bill Maher admits he tossed his ALL-liberal audience because they were too uptight

    06/13/2015 9:51:33 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 95 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 13, 2015 | Tracy Connors
    As expected, Bill Maher has now weighed in on the non-troversy, that erupted this week when Jerry Seinfeld bemoaned the culture of political correctness on college campuses – and Maher went a step farther. Both Maher and his guest Comedy Central roast master Jeffrey Ross, agreed with Seinfeld, which should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with their work. The big stunner came when Maher acknowledged that liberals have become so infected by political correctness, that they have been rendered all but incapable of finding his brand of humor amusing. As a result, Maher has had to modify the...
  • How Seinfeld became a bad joke: The threat of a hyper-vigilant left-wing outrage machine....

    06/12/2015 12:28:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Salon ^ | June 11, 2015 | Arthur Chu
    How Seinfeld became a bad joke: The threat of a hyper-vigilant left-wing outrage machine has been greatly exaggerated Jerry Seinfeld is the latest brave middle-aged white man to weigh in on the “creepy” ascendance of humorless p.c. SJW anti-free-speech scolds. We know the drill now–we’ve heard it from comedians like Seinfeld and Patton Oswalt and, to a lesser degree, Louis C.K. and Chris Rock. We’ve heard it packaged in a different format from Very Serious media commentators like Jonathan Chait, Laura Kipnis and, most recently, an anonymous white male adjunct professor whose left-wing students “terrify” him. It’s a familiar, tired...
  • WATCH: Jerry Seinfeld Doubles Down On Anti-Liberal, PC Comments. Jabs Seth Meyers

    06/10/2015 7:37:02 AM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 32 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 06/10/2015 | Steven Crowder
    Jerry Seinfeld is on the micro aggressive trail lately. Like when he lashed out at liberal, PC culture, or when he may the ludicrous claim that your race or gender isn't as important in comedy as whether you're funny or not. But his comments here about gay French kings have really crossed the line. They deserved a voice too. Even better is his jab at Late Night host, Seth Meyers. VIDEO AT LINK Seinfeld even called out Seth Myers for saying he would never make fun of Caitlyn Jenner, which Meyers specified that he only meant on that day... "As...
  • Would Linseed's Unloved, 1-Cylinder Campaign Get Rolling if He Got a Pair (of Liberal Glasses)?

    06/09/2015 2:38:27 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 June 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    You know, since he's our intellectual superior and all- (and because the online left likes him so much) If they fit, wear 'em Lindsey Graham (squish, SC) often makes sense when he's talking about Islamic terrorism or the Russians- but less-so soon after that, especially when it comes to open borders immigration schemes, never-ending war with the TEA Party, 'climate change' BS, or his laying-down in confirmation proceedings for radical Obama cabinet/SCOTUS nominees... Foreign policy has always been my top hot-button issue- and with all due respect,  Senator Graham is really not bad there, if you're willing to  overlook grave errors (right alongside Quick-Draw...
  • Wife of Chris Matthews running for House

    06/04/2015 1:07:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 3, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Kathleen Matthews, the wife of MSNBC personality Chris Matthews, has entered the Democratic primary to replace Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), who is running for Senate. Matthews on Wednesday launched her campaign for Maryland’s 8th District House seat from downtown Silver Spring, vowing to fight for a litany of liberal causes, including equal pay for women, abortion rights, and raising the minimum wage, according to The Washington Post. Matthews is a former local news anchor. She most recently served as an executive for Marriott Hotels but stepped down from that position last month as she geared up for the House...
  • I'm a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me

    06/03/2015 7:33:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Vox ^ | June 3, 2015 | Edward Schlosser
    I'm a professor at a midsize state school. I have been teaching college classes for nine years now. I have won (minor) teaching awards, studied pedagogy extensively, and almost always score highly on my student evaluations. I am not a world-class teacher by any means, but I am conscientious; I attempt to put teaching ahead of research, and I take a healthy emotional stake in the well-being and growth of my students. Things have changed since I started teaching. The vibe is different. I wish there were a less blunt way to put this, but my students sometimes scare me...
  • STL Dem Mayor Francis Slay seeks to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2020...

    06/03/2015 10:47:30 AM PDT · by OriginalChristian · 10 replies
    St. Louis Business Journal ^ | 02 JUN 2015 | Jacob Kirn
    St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is looking to raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour by 2020. Missouri’s current minimum wage is $7.65 per hour. Slay’s proposal, expected to be formalized in a bill before the Board of Aldermen by next week, would include exemptions for small businesses that employ 15 people or fewer and those that do less than $500,000 in annual sales, Alderman Shane Cohn, who’s expected to sponsor the legislation, said in an email. “There’s obviously a lot of discussion that will be taking place in the coming weeks, and (I) look forward...
  • Who's Responsible for the Moral Decline?

    06/03/2015 8:35:46 AM PDT · by rhema · 105 replies
    Townhall ^ | JUNE 3, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown
    A recent Gallup poll, "Moral Acceptability: Changes Over Time," shows Americans made a startling move to the left over the past 15 years. A blanket blaming of the church is the easy answer, but today, where black and white has faded into varying shades of gray, we are better served going back to where it began because we didn't get where we are today overnight. America's moral decline began with Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt [FDR]. Their arrogant defiance and blatant hostility toward the U.S. Constitution inspired them to lead an insurrection from the Oval Office, effectively convincing...
  • Why Is America Moving Left

    06/01/2015 8:11:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    Statistics from the most recent Gallup poll indicate that Americans’ moral views have become increasingly liberal over the past 14 years, with U.S. citizens tending to approve of behavior they would have deemed immoral or sinful just a generation ago.