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  • Leaked Document From Senate Democratic Candidate: ‘Tremendous Financial Opportunity’ With Jews

    07/28/2014 12:56:05 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/28/14 | Alex Pappas
    Michelle Nunn — the Democrat running in the very close U.S. Senate contest in Georgia — has a problem on her hands now that an exhaustive campaign plan drafted by aides has leaked in the media. The document, revealed online Monday by the National Review, describes the candidate’s liabilities likely to be exploited by opponents. It also specifically describes the necessity of raising money from Jews, Asians and gays while working to increase turnout of African-Americans and Latinos. Speaking of the Jewish community, the document notes: “There is tremendous financial opportunity.” “Michelle’s position on Israel will largely determine the level...
  • ESPN's Stephen A. Smith Gets Taste of Out of Context Liberal Wrath

    07/25/2014 5:52:50 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 5 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 25, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    Along with being one of America's most honest and entertaining personalities in sports media, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith is member of a distinguished club of individuals who are regularly vilified and edited so as to be taken out of context as a consequence of supporting policies which incur liberal wrath. The latest faux controversy over allegedly controversial statements he made with Skip Bayless on ESPN's First Take. During the discussion which focused on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's decision to suspend Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for two games as a result of his domestic violence charges, generally thought to...
  • Why Liberal Reject Rational Thought (3 minute video that was quoted by Coulter and Hannity)

    07/25/2014 1:35:18 PM PDT · by cob201 · 7 replies
    Evansayet.com ^ | 7/16/14 | Evan Sayet
    Comedian Evan Sayet explains why Liberals hate Fox News and talk radio.
  • The Disastrously Wrong Thinking That Leads Many Jews to Vote Democrat (revised with the right link)

    07/18/2014 4:38:08 PM PDT · by cob201 · 26 replies
    Evansayet.com ^ | 7/18/14 | Evan Sayet
    One of the major reasons Jews vote Democrat.
  • Constitutional Convention is Within Reach For Conservatives

    07/17/2014 11:53:03 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 68 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 17, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    As the November 2014 elections draw closer, Republicans are fixated on taking control of the Senate and Democrats find themselves focused on picking out china patterns for a presumptive Hillary Clinton inaugural ball in 2017, conservatives should consider the fact that a Constitutional Convention is very much within reach in 2015. Once the votes are counted, the Republican Party may just control the needed number of statehouses across the country to invoke the rarely discussed provision set in Article V the US Constitution which requires Congress to call a convention of states to propose amendments. Better still for conservatives, the...
  • The Playboy Presidents

    07/17/2014 11:31:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    I have been vindicated! For years I have been comparing the Clinton family to the family of Warren Gamaliel Harding, our 29th president and a president of dark memory at least to most liberal historians. For me, Warren was sheer slapstick, as to some degree his modern-day equivalent was, Bill Clinton. And forget not their gruesome wives. I began my historical comparisons in the 1996 bestselling book, "Boy Clinton: The Political Biography." For years, I punctuated my syndicated column with references to the two families. Then in my 2007 book, "The Clinton Crack-Up," I clinched the comparison in a...
  • Resident of One of Most Liberal States Explains How She’d Fight the War on Terror

    07/15/2014 5:10:35 PM PDT · by GilGil · 97 replies
    Theblaze.com ^ | 7/14/2014 | Jason Howerton
    “How would you fight the war on terror?” Watters asked. “Let’s be friends, let’s work together,” she replied. “You want to be friends with al Qaeda?” Watters said. “I want the entire world to know that we are all connected,” the woman added.
  • Giants consider ban on ‘culturally inappropriate’ attire

    07/10/2014 12:52:36 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 29 replies
    SF Gate ^ | Wednesday, July 9 at 9:07pm | Kale Williams
    The [San Francisco] Giants are contemplating a new kind of dress code at AT&T Park, one that could keep certain types of politically incorrect gear out of the stadium. The proposal stems from a brouhaha that arose after a fan, who appeared to be Caucasian, donned a headdress at Native American Heritage Night. The fan was approached by two Native Americans who asked for the headdress and then refused to give it back, according to a report from USA Today.
  • Bob Schieffer: Romney may consider 2016 run if Jeb Bush doesn’t

    07/08/2014 6:01:25 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/27/2014 | Wesley Lowery
    Mitt Romney has said time and time again that he has no interest in running for president a third time. But, on Sunday morning, CBS' Bob Schieffer said not to write off the idea of a 2016 campaign by Romney so quickly. "I have a source that told me that if Jeb Bush decides not to run, that Mitt Romney may actually try it again," Schieffer said.
  • Liberal Analyst: Obama is Batman

    07/04/2014 1:33:05 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 23 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 7/4/14 | Aurelius
    Clay Bennett, is well known for being one of the worst of his kind: a cartoonishly bad political analyst and a bad political cartoonist. The only reason you may not have heard of him is because he’s not quite bad enough to be on MSNBC yet. On Monday, he made another resounding statement to his ineptness in understanding the American political system. On June 30, Mr. Bennett decided to unveil how he envisions President Obama: as a billionaire, crime-fighting playboy. That's right, I kid you not, Mr. Bennett thinks the President is the equivalent of Batman, the caped crusader, and...
  • Resentment Behind the Waning Patriotism of Liberal Americans

    07/04/2014 5:06:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    You wouldn't think, five years into the Obama presidency, that so many liberal Americans wouldn't like America. A new Pew survey found that 44 percent of Americans don't often feel pride in being an American, and only 28 percent said that America is the greatest country in the world. Respondents who "often feel proud to be American" were overwhelmingly conservative (from 72 percent to 81 percent depending on the kind of conservative). A majority (60 percent) of "solid liberals" said they don't often feel proud to be an American. The polling data only proves what has been obvious for...
  • Ivy League Denier of Islamic Terrorism 'Baffled' by Recent Violence

    07/03/2014 8:05:39 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Jul 2014 | Pamela Geller
    Yale University’s Yale Global Online has published a piece by Ooi Kee Beng, deputy director of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, asserting that “Islam has no centralized controls; any power-hungry despot can use religion as an excuse.” But it’s no excuse; it’s a theological imperative. The article complains about “the excessive use of ‘Islam’ in denoting as many aspects of daily life as possible. With Islam being a holistic religion, modern leaders of Muslim-majority societies tend to encourage the description of as many aspects as possible of modern life under a restrictive Islamic paradigm. Regrettably, this tendency mirrors and...
  • Help immigrants reject liberal ideas

    07/01/2014 3:52:46 PM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 37 replies
    The Elkhart Truth: People's Forum ^ | July 1, 2014 | Rev. David A. Seyboldt
    The recent influx of people from other lands has many citizens and politicians up in arms. Some consider it to be a planned invasion of dependents intent on becoming a huge Democratic voting bloc. Others see it as an opportunity to employ cheap labor for a hefty profit. Still others see it as a direct threat to the American way of life. The first thing we should consider is that they are people. They are not things. For that reason, whether they are admitted as voting citizens or not, they should receive the basic needs of food and shelter, along...
  • IS THIS THE LIBERAL ENDGAME?

    06/29/2014 12:24:56 PM PDT · by Bratch · 31 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | June 27, 2014 | David Bossie
    This week, the trailer for the latest installment in the Hunger Games series, Mockingjay, was released. As I was watching this trailer, something really struck me: the themes touched on in this film are essentially the endgame of today’s American liberalism. An all-controlling Big Government that forces unity, prosperity; it’s government that calls on you to sacrifice for the greater good. I am not suggesting that today’s Democrat Party will lead us literally to the society depicted in the Hunger Games series, but there are some lessons we can learn when we watch these films based on the dystopian novels.
  • The Palace Guard MSM Drops the Mask

    06/27/2014 1:18:53 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 25, 2014 | Ed Driscoll
    Since its birth in the 1920s with the first national radio networks, the modern MSM has always had a cozy relationship with power, and until the creation of Fox News, one channel on your TV dial or satellite guide, that power has almost exclusively meant their fellow Democrats. The media have long voted overwhelmingly Democrat in presidential elections; as Walter Cronkite once said at a Radio & TV Correspondents Dinner in the mid-1990s, in-between feting the Clintons on his yacht in Martha’s Vineyard, “Everybody knows that there’s a liberal, that there’s a heavy liberal persuasion among correspondents.” But in the...
  • Redskins hire liberal blogger to fight Redskins name-change pressure

    06/26/2014 3:54:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | June 26, 2014 | Josh Katzowitz
    Barack Obama thinks the Redskins should change their name. So do most of the Senate Democrats, a number of Native Americans and, apparently, the U.S. Patent Office. But that hasn't deterred team owner Daniel Snyder, who produced this quote in May of 2013 -- "We'll never change the name. It's that simple. NEVER -- you can use caps." And now Snyder is fighting back by trying to create some positive media of his own. Which, we suppose, is the reason he, as reported by NBC 12, has hired liberal political blogger Ben Tribbett.
  • Liberal privilege and the lies of the left

    06/23/2014 11:38:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | 6-16-2014 | Melvyn L. Fein
    One of the current liberal cliches tells us “whites” are privileged. The color of their skin evidently bestows benefits others do not receive. They are therefore supposed to be grateful and defer to those who are less fortunate. But in what does this “privilege” consist? Yes, whites have not been discriminated against the way African-Americans have. They have not been denied jobs or forced to drink from separate fountains because of the pigmentation of their epidermis. This is surely an advantage — but how big an advantage? Charges of white privilege make it sound as if every Caucasian is automatically...
  • What a Judge Ordered an Active Duty Sailor to Do or Lose Custody of His Daughter is an Outrage

    06/21/2014 4:11:51 PM PDT · by montag813 · 19 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 06-21-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsThe date has been set - in stone. Circuit Court Judge Margaret Noe has ordered Matthew Hindes to appear in court on Monday, or risk losing full custody of his daughter. There's one problem -- a big one: Matthew Hindes is a Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, and is currently stationed on a submarine deployed in the Pacific Ocean! Yes, the judge is out of her mind, but it is worse than that. Hindes has had full custody of his daughter since 2010. He received full parental rights when his daughter was taken from...
  • No Ordinary Weakling

    06/16/2014 10:19:07 AM PDT · by OregonRancher · 15 replies
    Register-Guard, Eugene, OR ^ | March 19, 2014 | Reis R. Kash
    Letter to the Editor: Obama is no ordinary weakling Those who compare the bare-chested conqueror of the Crimea with the metro-sexual ruler of the United States and find our emperor weak to the point of deserving ridicule, miss the essential strength of President Obama. It’s no ordinary weakling who can turn a once-respected country into an international joke; reduce Congress to a gaggle of sniveling sycophants; turn the world’s finest medical system into a failed third-rate socialist nightmare with a stroke of his pen; shatter our Constitution without attempted recourse by the sons and daughters of frontiersmen and pioneers whose...
  • Mitt Romney for president in 2016? [Double-BARF alert]

    06/15/2014 5:10:43 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 226 replies
    CBS ^ | 5:21 p.m. EDT June 14, 2014
    Far from being excommunicated by Republicans after his loss to President Obama, 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is enjoying a brand resurgence of late, drawing several potential 2016 candidates to his "ideas summit" this weekend in Utah and even earning some 2016 speculation himself.Meanwhile, some other potential candidates are in Iowa for the state Republican Party's convention there Saturday. And not to be left out, Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., was in California Friday to raise money for the Republican gubernatorial candidate there and participate in a Facebook chat.It all adds up to a busy weekend for the early 2016...
  • Which Is the Party of Extremists?

    06/13/2014 4:48:28 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/12/2014 | IBD Staff
    Ideology: A Pew study finds the country more polarized than ever, and naturally Republicans are catching the blame. Truth is, it's Democrats who've lurched to extremes. Evidence of Republicans' shift to the far right is supposed to be found in the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, which prompted the New York Times to editorialize that "In GOP, Far Right Is Too Moderate." Former Clinton adviser Donna Brazile added that "even the candidates who are supposed to be the establishment have been pulled so far to the right by Tea Party challengers that there is no difference in their...
  • Liberals want to walk, and conservatives want big houses: survey

    06/12/2014 10:12:18 AM PDT · by illiac · 44 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 6/12/14 | MarketWatch
    Yes, neighbor, but what do YOU think? Among the many findings of a new Pew Research Center survey is this data about neighborhoods, and how Americans want them to look: more conservatives than liberals want to live in a place where most people share their political views. The survey found that, among the consistently conservative, 50% believe it’s important to live in a place where most think the way they do about politics. For consistent liberals, it’s 35%. Check out the Pew poll. The divide over neighborhoods doesn’t end there. Many more liberals than conservatives want communities where the houses...
  • The Agony of the Liberal Gun Lover

    06/10/2014 3:07:40 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 29 replies
    Pacific Standard ^ | 06/10/2014 | BRYAN SCHATZ
    Sara Robinson of Seattle, Washington, is chatty, affable, and obviously liberal. For years the former writer for Alternet has been a member of a tight-knit community of activists who write and organize around progressive causes. Or at least she was a member, until her “tribe,” as she calls it, effectively banished her in the wake of the December 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting. “I was forced out,” she says. Robinson, a registered Democrat since the Reagan era, is also a life-long gun owner. And almost as soon as news of the massacre broke, her relationship with her left-leaning circle began...
  • "Dead Broke": The Hillary Clinton Story

    06/10/2014 12:23:40 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 46 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 06/10/2014 | Andrew Todd
    Mark Twain once said, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” While we won’t cover statistics, we have found a damned lie. Earlier this week in an interview with Diane Sawyer, Hillary Clinton stated that by the time her and her husband exited the White House in 2001, they were “dead broke.” She added that, due to enormous legal fees following her husband’s impeachment, they had “no money.” While it is certainly true that the Clinton’s legal bills were sky high, the notion that they were penniless and broke is not only incorrect, but a damned...
  • I Am Proud Of My Cat

    06/09/2014 6:29:33 AM PDT · by rhema · 34 replies
    The Sheepdog's Spot ^ | 6/4/14 | Pastor Eric
    My cat allegedly has had several physical altercations with neighbors' cats and it is said he has eaten their food after these incidents. We are not conceding that he has ever done anything wrong, as there are no video tapes of these alleged actions. However, we would like to state for the record that if indeed there is any small truth to these allegations, there are many extenuating circumstances that would not only excuse his supposed behavior, put prove it to be commendable. Evolutionary - Cats fight other cats and take their food. That is "survival of the fittest," the...
  • Colorado baker who won't make gay wedding cakes ordered to sensitivity training

    06/08/2014 5:52:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 81 replies
    Cain TV.com ^ | 6/5/2014 | Dan Calabrese
    "They are turning people of faith into religious refugees." Colorado bakery owner Jack Phillips never sought out a gay person to discrminate against, nor to harm in any way. He has no desire to do so. But because he serves Jesus Christ above all else, Phillips was not about to be forced into participation in celebrating the "marriage" of two gay men. So when they entered his store to place an order for a wedding cake, he simply told them they would have to find a different bakery. We've told you this story before, and it's now reached exactly the...
  • Steve King hits back at Schumer on immigration

    U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has recently been calling out U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, for blocking immigration reform. In a Friday release, King said it was time for he and Schumer to have a debate on the topic. (SNIP) King's response was that he and Schumer needed to debate. “Senator Schumer is continuing his attempt to taunt Speaker Boehner and leadership into bringing his Senate Gang of Eight’s amnesty agenda to the floor of the House. This is the third time Schumer has read from a script on the Senate Floor giving me the credit for leading on immigration...
  • The devil defines "liberal"

    06/04/2014 12:50:34 PM PDT · by guyshomenet · 5 replies
    2014-06-04 | Guy Smith
    Thought the following descriptions and caustic quotes concerning liberals might be amusing to many. Oddly no definition for "libertarian" though a bit of running commentary about both Republicans and Democrats. Extracted from the newly released The Devil’s Dictionary (new millennia edition). Grab a copy for your cynical old man for father's day. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0983240752/liberal, noun 1. Someone who does not care what you do as long as it is compulsory. 2. A person who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which he proposes to pay-off with your money. 3. A person whose interests aren't at stake at the moment....
  • Progressives Eat Their Own in Virginia

    05/30/2014 4:23:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 30, 2014 | Anne Hendershott
    Continuing their commitment to silence anyone who might stand in the way of their agenda, gay and lesbian groups are now beginning to criticize supporters who are thought to be insufficiently loyal. The most recent case involves Douglas Laycock, a University of Virginia law professor, who is married to the University’s president, Teresa A. Sullivan. A man with impeccable progressive credentials, Laycock has been a longtime supporter of gay rights and same-sex marriage—filing an amicus brief in the 2012 Supreme Court case, United States v. Windsor that urged the court to extend same-sex marriage benefits to every state in...
  • The church of the liberal

    05/26/2014 8:49:05 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Renew America ^ | 5-26-14 | A.J. Castellitto
    Who is your Savior? To whom do you bow? Where do you 'Get truth?' "It was a matter of letting me know that I was, in her view, way out of line and that I needed to get in line...I conveyed to her: 'I'm not that kind of Negro. I'm a Jesus-loving black man who tells the truth, in the White House, in the crack house or in any other house.' She got real quiet. It was clear that she was not used to being spoken to that way." – Cornel West (recalling an exchange with a Senior Advisor to...
  • Making Hay While The Sun Shines

    05/26/2014 2:31:40 AM PDT · by joma89 · 13 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | May 25, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    You have to hand it to the liberals: they never miss an opportunity to convert tragedy into political gain. In the wake of Elliot Rodger’s six murders–three with a knife and three with a gun, plus injuries inflicted with an automobile–they are calling, once again, for gun confiscation. I guess they are, anyway. As usual, they denounce conservatives and say things like “end the madness,” but confiscation seems to be the point of it all. Once again, though, liberals are denied the holy grail of mass murderers–a conservative perpetrator, preferably a follower of the Tea Party. Rodger, like most of...
  • Elementary School ‘Pay to Potty’ Rule Outrages Parents

    05/22/2014 6:34:57 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 34 replies
    WRIC,com ^ | May 21, 2014 | WRIC Newsroom
    A third-grade teacher at Mill Plain Elementary School is in hot water after she was accused of going too far by asking students to pay to potty. Students in the class earn Monopoly play money through good behavior and performance that they can then spend on toys, treats and using the restroom. Last week, two parents complained that their children wet themselves at school because they couldn’t “afford” to go to the bathroom. Officials in the Evergreen School District are investigating the claim. “My daughter finally told me, ‘We have to pay to use the bathroom,’” said parent Merchon Ortega....
  • State rep attacks “Anglo Democrats” in email

    05/21/2014 5:01:13 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    krqe.com ^ | Alex Goldsmith
    After meeting with Rep. Miguel Garcia, D-Albuquerque, at a political event, Garcia reached out. “We talked on the phone he said he really wanted to help me and help my campaign,” Otero said. And Garcia stayed true to his word, sending an email addressed to “Fellow House Members, Senate Colleagues, Elected Official Friends” Monday night.
  • Top court hears appeal on American activist’s death

    05/21/2014 7:59:16 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 46 replies
    Almost two years after a Haifa court ruled that Israel was not negligent in the 2003 death of American activist Rachel Corrie during a protest against IDF operations in the Gaza Strip, the Supreme Court heard her family’s appeal of the verdict Wednesday afternoon. Speaking before the hearing in Jerusalem, Craig Corrie, the activist’s father, said the lower court’s ruling had given the army “immunity and impunity.” “I think that’s very dangerous,” he said. “I hope the Israeli high court will change the findings, but if they don’t, I hope the world and the world press will bring it into...
  • RAND PAUL to Hannity: There is nothing wrong with Voter ID, let’s just not emphasize it as much

    05/14/2014 6:59:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 05/14/2014
    Sean Hannity had Rand Paul on his radio show today to ask him about the NY Times article where it was reported that he said “I think it’s wrong for Republicans to go crazy on this issue because it’s offending people.” In short, Paul explained that while both sides have over-emphasized this issue, his point had nothing to do with the reality of the law, but the perception of the law. Paul argues there are a group of voters we need to court who have the wrong perception of voter-ID and because of that, we need to be careful not...
  • Mothers Day Thoughts from a Conservative Son to His Liberal Mom

    05/11/2014 1:17:44 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 10 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | May 11, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    The writer as a budding, young conservative, during his youth filled with happiness, in large part due to his liberal mother. Today is a day where sons and daughters throughout the world make up for the other 364 days where we either give our Moms sleepless nights of worry and indigestion for our recklessness and general ambivalence. It also gives us a chance to reflect on the impact our mothers have in our lives, our personalities and all that we are. On this Mothers Day I share the thoughts of a ultra-conservative son who is everything he is because...
  • Google Tells Conservative News Website to Take a Hike

    05/09/2014 8:32:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The Conservative oriented website dedicated to aggregating news from around the world-wide-interwebs, Weasel Zippers, has just lost its primary funding source because… Well… It’s kinda hard to say. According to the site, Google AdSense (an add generator produced by the infamously liberal corporation in Silicon Valley) has cancelled its agreement with the website because of apparent violations to their terms of use. According to Google, the conservative news site has failed to produce an adequate amount of “original content” to continue utilizing the internet advertising tool provided by Google. Of course, the claim seems mildly curious given the fact...
  • Classy: Maine Progressive Group Says Wheelchair-Bound Republican Hasn't "Stood Up" to Governor

    05/06/2014 1:23:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2014 | Christine Rouselle
    The Maine People's Alliance, a progressive group, has come under fire for a leaflet aimed at Maine State Rep. Dale Crafts (R-Lisbon Falls). The leaflet resembles a prescription form, and "diagnosed" Crafts as having "no heart" and "no spine" as he "failed to stand up to Gov. LePage." Crafts is confined to a wheelchair following a spinal injury sustained in a motorcycle accident 26 years ago. Democrats in the state were quick to condemn the language in the leaflet and to distance themselves from the Maine People's Alliance. “We’ve only been out of the session two days. And it’s not...
  • The Corruption Of Liberalism

    05/03/2014 6:31:48 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion
    Poletical ^ | May 1st, 2014 | T. Carter
    All candidates running (except Lindsey Graham who did not show) for the US Seante.
  • Do Children Just Take Their Parents' Political Beliefs? It's Not That Simple

    05/02/2014 7:29:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 05/02/2014 | TE-ERIKA PATTERSON
    A recent study shows that children who are raised to have strong beliefs are also more likely to rebel against those views as they age. It is widely believed that children will imitate their parents’ behaviors and attitudes—whether parents want them to or not. The 1961 Bobo Doll experiment, conducted by Stanford professor Albert Bandura, demonstrated that children will interact with others in the precise manner that was modeled for them by adults. Given this responsibility, many parents try to instruct their children and impart their views, perhaps hoping their kids become carbon copies of themselves, or become the people...
  • Ronan Farrow’s Sinatra-blue eye color is fake

    05/01/2014 1:25:31 PM PDT · by fungoking · 27 replies
    New york Post ^ | 4/30/14 | Mara Siegler
    You can call Ronan Farrow “Faux Blue Eyes.” The son of Mia Farrow and possibly “Ol’ Blue Eyes” Frank Sinatra wears colored contact lenses to make his eyes a brighter blue, sources confirmed to Page Six. The MSNBC host landed his show soon after Mia claimed that Sinatra, and not Woody Allen, could be Ronan’s father, sparking a debate about whether he shares the legendary singer’s piercing eyes. But Ronan was spotted fueling the speculation by wearing contacts to make his eyes appear Sinatra blue during the Time 100 Gala Tuesday at Jazz at Lincoln Center. “You could see the...
  • The right ideological credentials mean never having to say you’re sorry.

    04/28/2014 12:59:43 PM PDT · by NYAmerican · 3 replies
    http://victorhanson.com ^ | 4/16/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    As usual, Mr. Hanson recaps the insanity beautifully.....
  • Rand Paul: The Republican Party “could use a few more votes”

    04/26/2014 9:52:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 23, 2014, 3:28 PM | Rebecca Kaplan
    With his eye on a potential 2016 presidential bid, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is continuing his push to get the Republican Party to broaden its appeal.Paul visited Chicago Tuesday to speak at an all-girls Catholic high school and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, where he was interviewed by former Obama adviser David Axelrod.He argued that talking about the need to win more minority voters means little without actually having something to say to them."We could use a few more votes," Paul told reporters at the Josephinum Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school, after speaking to students, parents and...
  • Insidious political cliché alert: Stop saying it’s all about the kids

    04/21/2014 11:59:01 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Salon ^ | April 21, 2014 | Kathleen Rooney
    "........At best, this for-the-children rhetoric is passive, saying, “Well, somehow, things — the environment, racism, civil rights, the pay gap — will get better down the line.” It leaves hard-to-combat problems up in the air where some mysterious and benevolent force — the Time Fairy, essentially — will bring about progress for us. This lets us, the people existing in America right now, off way too easily. At worst, this for-the-children rhetoric is an active pawning off of responsibility, saying, “Well, our unborn generations will work hard to figure all this out after we’ve been unable to.” It shrugs the...
  • The Actual Political Spectrum

    04/21/2014 11:09:02 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 71 replies
    LeighPatrick.com ^ | April 21, 2014 | LP Sullivan
    We all are familiar with the political spectrum, that hypothetical horizontal line on which we find our ‘point’ – our personal political ideology. The principle is basic: left is liberal, right is conservative. But while the standard spectrum is still valid as a foundation, in reality it isn’t a flat line at all.
  • Big Government Use of Armed Intimidation Against Dissenters

    04/18/2014 7:34:03 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 15 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 18, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    All my life, I've heard that liberals are against authority and that they love nothing more than sticking it to the man. Such talk is usually accompanied by how the hippies changed the world by smoking pot and protesting the Vietnam war and other such nonsense. The reality, though, is far different from the narrative that they continually push through their control of popular culture and education. The liberal went from hating the man to becoming the man. They worship at the shrine of big government, and they relish in the displays of overt power that they once condemned. Thus...
  • Nevada Republicans Drop Pro-life, Pro-Marriage Stand

    04/18/2014 9:21:39 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 34 replies
    Las Vegas, Nev., Apr 18, 2014 / 02:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Several hundred delegates of the Nevada Republican Party approved a party platform Saturday that lacks a pro-life plank and drops support for the definition of marriage as a union of one man and one woman. Nevada State Party Chairman Michael McDonald told the Las Vegas Review-Journal he thought the party platform was “about inclusion, not exclusion.” “This is where the party is going.” Fewer than half of the original 520 party delegates were present to vote to approve the platform the evening of April 12 at the party’s annual...
  • This is a liberal's view of YOUR rights in a nutshell...

    04/17/2014 12:27:51 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 13 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-16-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • What I learned as a liberal talking head on Fox News

    04/16/2014 10:36:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/16/2014 | Sally Kohn
    For a radical progressive who once harbored negative stereotypes about folks on the right, it was a turning point for me: Though Sean Hannity or Sarah Palin and I disagree profoundly on politics – they're personable, kind, and human. If you want to persuade people, you can’t demonize them. In the fall of 2013, I gave a TED talk on what I learned as a progressive, on-air talking head at Fox News, where I worked for two years before leaving and joining my current home, CNN. After all, one of the most frequent questions I was asked during my time...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Willie Nelson on same-sex marriage

    01/30/2014 4:10:37 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 60 replies
    http://willienelson.com ^ | March 28, 2013 | Willie Nelson
    “I’D NEVER MARRY A GUY I DIDN’T LIKE,” SAYS THE MAN WHO ONCE COVERED “COWBOYS ARE FREQUENTLY, SECRETLY FOND OF EACH OTHER.” Willie Nelson loves love. “Love is what I live on. Love is what keeps me going,” he wrote in his 2006 book The Tao Of Willie. And Wednesday night, in an interview in Austin on his tour bus, Willie said he believes love doesn’t discriminate, “and it shouldn’t be discriminated against.”