Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $31,355
35%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 35% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: liberals

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • The Pity Party

    01/27/2015 4:20:41 AM PST · by servo1969 · 7 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...
  • Liberals on Twitter: If You Like American Sniper, You Like the Holocaust

    01/27/2015 7:40:50 AM PST · by rightistight · 48 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/27/15 | Aurelius
    Irate liberals, incensed that the film American Sniper is doing well in theaters, have taken to social media to spew their nonsensical garbage. With the film's success, those on the left have been tweeting that the movie is terrible. Some have gone much further, attacking the people who see the film. Hundreds have even gone so far as to say that, if you like American Sniper, you also probably like the Holocaust, are trying to create another Holocaust, or you are a racist, skin-head murderer. Here are just a few examples:
  • Phone Company Outraged By Fraud, Abuse In Obamaphone Program

    01/27/2015 6:50:22 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | 1/26/2015 | Brian Maass
    DENVER (CBS4) A nationwide cellphone company distributing phones and cellphone plans in Denver as part of a massive government program says it is outraged by the unacceptable actions uncovered by a CBS4 undercover investigation. The response from Total Call Mobile comes nearly three months after an undercover CBS4 investigation revealed multiple examples of fraud and cheating in the phone distribution program. The Lifeline program is aimed at providing free cellphone service to the poor and needy. It handed out more than 13 million free cellphone plans in the first six months of 2014. In Colorado, the program handed out...
  • 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...
  • Cheaters Never Win

    01/26/2015 2:40:50 PM PST · by lifeofgrace · 13 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 1/26/15 | Steve Berman
    I win and you cheated. Thats what my four year-old says whenever we race from the bedroom to the kitchen, or up and down the driveway, or whatever he decides is now a competition. Hes learned from his TV shows* that cheaters never win, and therefore anyone who doesnt win, must be a cheater. And even if you do cheat, if you win, you havent cheated, because winners never cheat. My son has summed up liberal thought perfectly. In his four year-old brain, hes failed to make the leap that winning by cheating robs you of the win, and that...
  • Man shoots self outside News Corp building in NYC

    01/26/2015 8:12:10 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 49 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 1/26/2015 | Yaron Steinbuch, Dana Sauchelli and Chris Perez
    A man protesting Fox News shot himself in the chest and was critically injured Monday outside of the News Corp. building in midtown, authorities and sources said. The man, who was not identified, was found just before 9 a.m. sitting slumped outside of the building on Sixth Avenue and West 47th Street, cops and witnesses said. Police at the scene said that the man apparently shot himself with a small-caliber pistol, which was found on the ground next to him. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition, cops said. Prior to the shooting, the man was heard protesting...
  • The Psychopathology of the Liberal Mind [pseudo-idealism]

    01/24/2015 12:13:43 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-2-12 | Damon Isherwood
    (snip) Pseudo-idealism is a term coined by the Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith to describe apparently charitable behavior that on scrutiny is revealed as selfish, because the giver is engaging in it only so that he or she can feel good about him- or herself. It is a characteristic commonly found among the left, and it constitutes what the author Geoffrey Wheatcroft recognized as the left's inherent dishonesty. (snip)
  • The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness

    01/24/2015 11:55:10 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-4-2006 | Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr, MD
    Dr. Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr.,a forensic psychiatrist, explains the madness of liberalism in his new book The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness. You can read an excerpt below, and read more at his website libertymind.com. Like all other human beings, the modern liberal reveals his true character, including his madness, in what he values and devalues, in what he articulates with passion. Of special interest, however, are the many values about which the modern liberal mind is not passionate: his agenda does not insist that the individual is the ultimate economic, social and political unit; it does...
  • When Brit Humes Facebook Page Is Disabled, Twitter Users Offer A Variety Of Possible Explanations

    01/23/2015 10:15:49 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 1/23/2015 | B. CHRISTOPHER AGEE
    Fox News Channel contributor Brit Hume shared the news that Facebook had disabled his account in a Twitter post Thursday, adding only that he was informed the action was due to using a false identity. Though he sought a response from the social media site responsible, his post also prompted others to weigh in with possible reasons for the block.
  • Seth Rogen Clears the Air, Again, About American Sniper Tweet

    01/22/2015 8:25:22 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 1/22/2015 | Josh Feldman
    In case youre not up-to-date on the latest Thing To Be Outraged About, heres a quick recap: Seth Rogen and Michael Moore tweeted some things in relation to the movie American Sniper that people didnt like. In Moores case, it was an observation about how cowardly snipers can be. In Rogens case, it was about how the film reminded him of the Nazi propaganda film in Inglourious Basterds. There was some outrage about it, and Rogen clarified on Twitter Monday that he wasnt comparing the film about Chris Kyle to Nazi propaganda; the former just reminded him of the Basterds...
  • NAACP Bombing . . . or Barbershop Bang?

    01/22/2015 4:38:32 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/21/2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Colorado Springs, Colo. From the liberal medias coverage of my beautiful adopted hometown, youd think we live in a KKK-infested hotbed where every person of color fears for his or her life. Take a look at these ominous headlines: Bombing of NAACP headquarters harkens to bad old days MSNBC Colorado Springs explosion recalls violence against NAACP the Washington Post NAACP Bombing Evokes Memories of Civil Rights Strife Time magazine Explosion outside NAACP office could be a hate crime, officials say the Los Angeles Times Let me and my brown skin assure you, America: Bull Connor...
  • The Metaphorical War

    01/21/2015 11:49:17 AM PST · by Doug Loss · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/16/2015 | Stephen MacDonald
    Why the disconnect between conservative electoral wins these last thirty-five years, and how leftward American culture and law has slithered? How did it come to this? Thought being the father of action, ineffective efforts spring from flawed worldviews. Our ballot box wins having proven at best delaying actions against the Lefts Borg-like assimilation of the United States, it is time for conservatives to take a hard look at how conservatism views itself and the Left. Ultimately, much of the problem results from certain conceptual metaphors inherent in modern conservatism. Change those metaphors, and different, more effective actions will result. [skip]...
  • GOP abuzz over Mitt Romneys liberal lexicon on poverty, foreign policy

    01/21/2015 11:45:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 20, 2015 | Ralph. Z. Hallow
    Mitt Romneys opening pitch for a third shot at the White House left many Republicans scratching their heads, in part because his plans to fight poverty and tyranny seemed to borrow the lexicon of liberals like FDR, LBJ and Woodrow Wilson. With a full house of Republican National Committee members listening aboard the USS Midway in San Diego, Mr. Romney implored his party last week to lift people out of poverty and to make the world safe. The first phrase is a favorite of liberals who gush over Franklin Delano Roosevelts New Deal and Lyndon B. Johnsons Great Society programs...
  • NHS may be forced to abandon free healthcare for all says Britain's top doctor...

    01/20/2015 2:35:41 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1/20/2015 | TANIA STEERE
    The NHS is not fit for the future and unless it undergoes radical change it may be forced to abandon free healthcare for all, in the future, the service's top doctor has warned. Medical director of NHS England Professor Sir Bruce Keogh said the NHS must become far less reliant on hospitals and needed a complete transformation of the way it operates. Sir Bruce told the Guardian: If the NHS continues to function as it does now, its going to really struggle to cope because the model of delivery and service that we have at the moment is not fit...
  • Progressive Journalism and the History of Narratives in the News

    01/18/2015 10:59:46 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 13 replies
    progressingamerica
    I have completed a study paper on the roots of progressive journalism. I did not do this for any of my classes, I did this on my own because I wanted to and because I truely think it needed to be studied in a more formal fashion. I have been looking around at a handful of peer-reviewed journals that deal with history, but I do not trust them. Plus, there is the issue of copyright and I do not want what I wrote to fall into the trap of being locked away on some journal's pages on the month of...
  • Jane Fonda met with protest in Frederick; hopes for open dialogue with Vietnam-era veterans

    01/18/2015 8:09:41 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 71 replies
    Frederick News Post ^ | 1/17/2015 | Paige Jones
    Jane Fonda said she hoped for an open dialogue with veterans after about 50 former military members and supporters protested the actresss appearance Friday evening at the Weinberg Center for the Arts. Whenever possible I try to sit down with vets and talk with them, because I understand and it makes me sad, Fonda told a relatively full theater, responding to a submitted question. It hurts me and it will to my grave that I made a huge, huge mistake that made a lot of people think I was against the soldiers. In 1972 Fonda visited Hanoi, North Vietnam, where...
  • Selma and the Sanctimony of Liberals

    01/17/2015 10:50:39 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    pjm ^ | January 16, 2015 | Mary Grabar
    The film's portrayal of LBJ has the left up in arms. Its always interesting to witness the sanctimony of liberals (usually Democrats) when their narratives of history are challenged by those they say they helped. Thus it has happened with the movie Selma, which has focused negative attention on President Lyndon Johnson ... in The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr., Garrow reported on the delight Johnson took in listening to the surveillance tapes of King (whom Garrow approvingly presented as a radical and socialist). Garrow wrote, When one aide attempted to defend Kings sincerity on the issue of [opposition...
  • Internet Revolts Against Local Car Dealership that Harassed Pizza Delivery Guy Over Tip

    01/17/2015 1:41:05 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 50 replies
    patch.com ^ | 1/17/15 | By Jason Claffey
    Internet Revolts Against Local Car Dealership that Harassed Pizza Delivery Guy Over Tip F&R Auto Sales in Westport, Mass. was flooded with negative reviews after a video showed workers berating the man over a $7 tip. A local car dealership incurred the ire of the Internet after a video showed workers berating a pizza delivery driver over a $7 tip. Workers at F&R Auto Sales can be seen in a video hassling the Pizza Palace driver after he dropped off their food orderonly to drive back a second time when they called back and demanded he return with their change....
  • WHY ARE THERE NO LEFTIES ON TALK RADIO?

    01/14/2015 3:20:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 01/14/2015 | By R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr
    This column over the years has been interested in liberalism in a special way, as a coroner is interested in a corpse in a special way. Specifically I have been interested in the pathologies that laid the patient low. What precisely has been the cause of death? The coroner asks what made a robust fellow a corpse. Was it a remorseless cancer or a tragic accident? Was it Huntingtons disease or something else, possibly, simple alcoholism? In the case of the liberal, the cause of death was almost certainly a massive overindulgence. Simply stated, the liberals attempted too much. They...
  • California Senate takes 'ethics refresher course' Wednesday (because of shoulder-fired missiles)

    04/24/2014 1:56:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 4/23/14 | Elex Michaelson
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The California State Senate held an "ethics refresher course" for its members after federal indictments were issued against two senators and a third was convicted. Senate leaders are hoping to regain the public's trust. The purpose of the course is to teach members and their staffs to avoid potentially compromising situations. It's the latest in a series of moves by senate leaders aimed at putting political distance between them and their colleagues facing criminal charges. The leader of California's state senate stopped all regular business on Wednesday so everyone could go "back to school" in a...
  • VIDEO: The Second Amendment - LIBERAL EDITION!!

    01/13/2015 2:22:49 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 72 replies
    http://louderwithcrowder.com ^ | 1/13/15 | Steven Crowder
    Liberals have been attacking the 2nd amendment for years. THE CONTEXT HAS CHANGED! IT WAS FOR HUNTING! In this video, James Madison sits down to write exactly what they think it is that he wanted. This one's going to sting!
  • Public Sees Religions Influence Waning [and much more]

    01/13/2015 1:57:02 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 29 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | September 22, 2014 | Pew Research Center
    Nearly three-quarters of the public (72%) now thinks religion is losing influence in American life, up 5 percentage points from 2010 to the highest level in Pew Research polling over the past decade... The share of Americans who say churches and other houses of worship should express their views on social and political issues is up 6 points since the 2010 midterm elections (from 43% to 49%). .. It finds a slight drop in support for allowing gays and lesbians to marry, with 49% of Americans in favor and 41% opposed a 5-point dip in support from a February...
  • Dumbing Down America: How Would You Do It?

    01/12/2015 6:49:43 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 38 replies
    RightSideNws ^ | Dec. 13, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Suppose someone wanted to dumb down a country. How would they accomplish this? In fact, no research is required. We don't need to speculate about what the most brilliant Pavlonians might do. American public schools have been dumbing down students for most of a century. The best techniques have been discovered, refined, and locked in place for many years. All thats required is frank admiration for professionals who know their job. Simply apply their methods full-strength, and wait. You will have dumber schools, dumber kids, and a dumber society. First and most important, using any possible pretext, eliminate academic content....
  • Abbott says Texas is being California-ized

    01/10/2015 6:53:39 AM PST · by TADSLOS · 101 replies
    KXAN News ^ | 9 January, 2015 | Kevin Schwaller
    AUSTIN (KXAN) Governor-Elect Greg Abbott criticized city bans this week and said reducing regulatory burdens would make Texas a better state. The truth is Texas is being California-ized and you may not even be noticing it, said Abbott as he spoke Thursday. Its being done at the city level with bag bans, fracking bans, tree cutting bans. Were forming a patchwork quilt of bans and rules and regulations that is eroding the Texas model. If you live in Austin, youve likely had an experience with the plastic bag ban. I realized that something that I originally thought was a...
  • 7 Ways Liberals Are Just As Bad As The People They Hate Most

    01/10/2015 4:35:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Words mean nothing to liberals. They say whatever will help advance their cause at the moment, switch talking points in a heartbeat, and then act indignant if anyone uses the exact same argument they were using five minutes ago. Ann Coulter It isnt so much that liberals are ignorant. Its just that they know so many things that arent so. -- Ronald Reagan Liberals are the mirror image of everything they claim to hate. Their hypocrisy knows no bounds, their ability to unflinchingly examine their own beliefs is practically non-existent and they are almost incapable of objectively examining the...
  • F.B.I. and Justice Dept. Said To Seek Charges for Petraeus

    01/09/2015 5:18:57 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/9/2015 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against retired Gen. David H. Petraeus for providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the C.I.A., officials said, leaving Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to decide whether to seek an indictment that could send the pre-eminent military officer of his generation to prison. The Justice Department investigation stems from an affair Mr. Petraeus had with Paula Broadwell, an Army Reserve officer who was writing his biography, and focuses on whether he gave her access to his C.I.A. email account and other...
  • Left claims GOP is trying to destroy Social Security on day one of new congress

    01/09/2015 3:05:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/07/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Some new media critics really need to make up their minds. It’s either a Do Nothing Congress or a Do Something Awful Congress. If you ask the folks at Talking Points Memo, we’ll be leaning toward the latter because the House was getting busy taking care of business before half of the new members had located the bathrooms. A minor rules change was put in place which modifies the way tax revenues are occasionally shuffled between the Social Security trust fund and the Social Security disability program. There’s a reason for this, as we’ll get to below, but to...
  • ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN AMERICA

    01/09/2015 7:04:44 AM PST · by shortstop · 9 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 01/09/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    In the wake of the Muslim terror attack in Paris, in which three jihadis murdered journalists and police in cold blood, President Obama said it was an assault on the freedom of expression. He said that as a free people, we must stand against such efforts to silence peoples views. I agree. But Im surprised he does. Because American progressives, of whom Barack Obama is the nominal leader, have sought to suppress freedom of expression for years. I am certainly not comparing the techniques of terrorists and progressives, but I am contrasting the results. And I would suggest that that...
  • De Blasio boots judge known to be tough on criminals

    01/07/2015 4:48:04 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 49 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 1/7/14 | By Jamie Schram
    De Blasio boots judge known to be tough on criminals By Jamie Schram A Manhattan judge known for being tough on criminals has been booted from the bench by Mayor Bill de Blasio even against the advice of his own vetting team, law enforcement sources told The Post on Tuesday. The move comes on the heels of de Blasios reappointment of Brooklyn Judge Laura Johnson, who set free without bail two men who threatened to kill cops just days after a double police assassination. The booted judge, Diana Boyar, was fair, knowledgeable and ran the courtroom professionally, a stunned...
  • Have Liberals Lost the Middle Class?

    01/07/2015 8:50:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Democrats for over a century were associated with the American middle class. Working-class voters once believed that Democratic-inspired intervention into the economy -- minimum-wage laws, overtime pay, Social Security, Medicare, workers' compensation -- protected their interests better than unfettered free-market capitalism. Republicans often had trouble selling the argument that an unleashed economy and new technology would relegate poverty to a relative, not absolute, condition -- something like suffering with a cheap outdated iPhone 4 while the better-off afforded an iPhone 6. Why, then, have Democrats lost the working class -- especially white, lower-middle-class voters? There are several obvious reasons.
  • Why Manspreading Is Definitely a Serious Issue, as Explained by the Feminist Internet

    01/07/2015 10:46:39 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 59 replies
    The National Review ^ | 1/6/2015 | Katherine Timpf
    You might not think that its appropriate for the government to launch a campaign telling men how to sit on the subway. Well guess what? Youre wrong. If you manspread on the subway (which, by the way, means to sit with your legs apart, in case you are a fixture of the patriarchy who doesnt educate himself on important womens issues), you are doing so much more than taking up space. Heres whats really going on with manspreading, as explained by some of the bright, forward-thinking minds on the Feminist Internet: 1. Manspreading is saying, Who gives a f*** if...
  • De Blasio slams cops for 'disrespect' despite his wife wearing jeans to funeral

    01/05/2015 8:23:18 PM PST · by blueyon · 98 replies
    Examiner ^ | 01/05/15 | Timothy Whiteman
    New York City's First Lady wears jeans to funeral. While thousands of present and former members of the New York City Police Department have recently displayed their displeasure and anger at Mayor Bill de Blasio by turning their collective backs on him, the mayor fired back by referring to those officers as "disrespectful," but made no mention of his wife sporting denim blue jeans to the funeral of assassinated Detective Wenjian Liu this past Sunday. As reported by The Washington Post on Jan. 5, 2015, accompanied by his ever present Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, the city's mayor Bill de Blasio...
  • True North Strong and Free to become ObamaLand this October?

    01/05/2015 10:18:25 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/05/15 | Judi McLeod
    Unless Canadians stand on guard, their country will no longer be The True North strong and free! but a cheaper Canadian version of ObamaLand Recurring theories that Barack Obama sees himself as reigning King of the World rather than merely U.S. president are proving truein Canada, of all places. Canadas next general election will take place more than a year before the next presidential election, on October 16, 2015, at which time Obama gets the golden opportunity to add the natural resource-rich Land of the Maple Leaf to his fledgling kingdom. Canadians getting ready to slog their way through another...
  • Navy veteran, 100, cheered for standing up to protesters at medal ceremony

    01/05/2015 7:33:58 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Jan 5, 2014
    Navy veteran, 100, cheered for standing up to protesters at medal ceremony Published January 05, 2015 FoxNews.com A 100-year-old U.S. Navy veteran drew cheers from a crowd in Oregon Saturday after telling protesters shouting "hands-up, don't shoot!" to stop interrupting his medal ceremony and to show a little respect. Dario Raschio was at Portland Community College's Southeast Campus to be honored by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, at a public town hall meeting. But shortly after Wyden began speaking, more than 100 demonstrators in the back of the room started shouting, The Oregonian reports. After 15 minutes of chanting against the...
  • Black Protesters Storm NYC Restaurants Target & Harass White People Eating Brunch

    01/04/2015 12:38:27 PM PST · by blueyon · 579 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 01/04/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Black protesters targeted white people eating brunch today at New York City restaurants. They joined hands and screamed at white patrons. Posted by Kristinn Taylor on Sunday, January 4, 2015, 1:10 PM Black protesters targeted white people eating brunch today at New York City restaurants. They joined hands and screamed at white patrons. ATTN WHITE Man, I have no guilt disturbing your brunch. Its YOU that has no right to be here. #blackbrunchnyc The protesters stormed the restaurants and harassed staff and patrons.
  • GOP Rebukes David Duke, But Not His Voters (LAUGH ALERT)

    01/04/2015 11:15:31 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Jan 4, 2015 | Clarence the Crosseyed Page cpage@tribune.com
    Just when I thought David Duke had gone the way of the Betamax, buggy whips and record stores, the former Ku Klux Klan leader, Republican politician and jailbird has re-emerged to haunt the new Republican-controlled Congress. The new House Republican whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana apologized this past week for an honest "error in judgment" that led him to speak in 2002 to the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, a white nationalist group founded by Duke.
  • Europes Empty Churches Go on Sale

    01/03/2015 4:57:59 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan 2, 2014 | Naftali Bendavid
    Europe News Europes Empty Churches Go on Sale Hundreds of Churches Have Closed or Are Threatened by Plunging Membership, Posing Question: What to Do With Unused Buildings? By Naftali Bendavid Jan. 2, 2015 7:36 p.m. ET ARNHEM, NetherlandsTwo dozen scruffy skateboarders launched perilous jumps in a soaring old church building here on a recent night, watched over by a mosaic likeness of Jesus and a solemn array of stone saints. This is the Arnhem Skate Hall, an uneasy reincarnation of the Church of St. Joseph, which once rang with the prayers of nearly 1,000 worshipers. It is one of hundreds...
  • The cheap oil dividend (BARF)

    01/01/2015 8:10:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | December 31, 2014 | Baltimore Sun
    hether one observed Christmas or Hanukkah or any other seasonal festivity there was a nice little gift included for the drivers of this nation. Gasoline prices, in case anyone hasn't noticed, are down, way down. The average price of a gallon of unleaded in Maryland by Christmas week was in the neighborhood of $2.53, according to AAA, and there were some stations in the Baltimore area selling it for as little as $2.22. lRelated The cheap oil dividend One year ago, average gasoline prices were about $1 per gallon higher, which means a typical fill-up is saving drivers...
  • Clarice Feldman: For the Media, the Climate of Hate is Always on the Right

    12/28/2014 10:27:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 28, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    I must say that for some decades now, the media have proven to be terrible weather forecasters, always finding the climate of hate on the right, and never seeing it on the left of the political map. My friend (who picked his moniker "Danube of Thought" from the late Romanian despot Nicolae Ceausescu) documents some of the coverage of the assassination of President Kennedy -- murdered by a Communist gunman: "Hatred and fanaticism, the flabby spirit of complacency that has permitted the preachers of fanatical hatred to appear respectable, and the self-righteousness that labels all who disagree with us as...
  • 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 Im 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, youll 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 mens earnings. John has...
  • Guess what happened after wimpy white liberal sucked up to race hustler Azealia Banks?

    12/27/2014 6:44:15 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 55 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 12/27/14 | twitchy
    Guess what happened after wimpy white liberal sucked up to race hustler Azealia Banks? As Executive Director of the Tracing Center, James DeWolf Perry has devoted a major portion of his life to educating Americans about the horrors of slavery. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role as the principal historical consultant for our PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North. He is, in other words, the perfect white liberal. You might think this would win him some points with hard-core leftist Azealia Banks, a singer/songwriter. Not exactly. Read her harangues below,...
  • Why Liberals Should Fear the Supreme Court in 2015

    12/26/2014 4:41:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    National Journal ^ | 12/26/2014 | Sam Baker
    The Supreme Court is poised for a blockbuster year in 2015and the list of high-profile cases could keep growing. Already, the Court is set to rule in a case that threatens to wreak havoc on Obamacare. The justices are also considering questions of religious freedom, free speech, and limits on political fundraising. That mix of cases poses big risks for liberals, who were caught off guard by the Court's enthusiasm for another high-stakes Obamacare battle. And under Chief Justice John Roberts, the Court has steadily chipped away at campaign-finance limits. But Republican governors and social conservatives also have a lot...
  • Londonderry schools placed on lockdown after soldier's unplanned visit to high school causes alarm

    12/24/2014 3:00:33 AM PST · by mkleesma · 44 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | December 23rd, 2014 | APRIL GUILMET
    LONDONDERRY An impromptu visit from a former Londonderry High School student who just got home from boot camp led to a misunderstanding and a district-wide lockdown on Tuesday afternoon. Superintendent Nathan Greenberg said the former student showed up unannounced at the high school shortly before noon on Tuesday. Police said staff were immediately concerned, as the student, dressed in military fatigues, signed in to visit with a name unfamiliar to staff. The situation apparently grew heated when he was asked to leave and was ultimately escorted off the premises. Greenberg said the young man's sibling attends South Elementary...
  • New York Times Insider: Multi-Million Dollar Shortfall Causing Drastic Cuts

    12/23/2014 6:22:16 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 44 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 12/23/2014 | Ken Kurson
    Yesterday, New York Times readers were treated to a beautifully nuanced and balanced and richly detailed feature about a topic very much in the mix. Its author, Ariel Kaminer, came by her story and its scoopthe first interview with the accused (possibly falsely) rapist of the woman at Columbia who is carrying a mattress around campus to make a statement about campus sexual violenceby developing deep roots in a narrow beat, higher education. And now, Ms. Kaminer will join a hundred or so of her colleagues on the unemployment line as the Times once again cuts costs by cutting journalists....
  • Anti-cop protesters flood NYC despite de Blasios appeal

    12/23/2014 4:18:35 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 43 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 12/23/14 | By Georgett Roberts and Aaron Short
    Anti-cop protesters flood NYC despite de Blasios appeal By Georgett Roberts and Aaron Short Over a thousand anti-cop activists began demonstrating on Tuesday to shut down Fifth Avenue as people try to do last-minute Christmas shopping even as Mayor de Blasio has called for a moratorium on the demonstrations, and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton blamed them for the deaths of two murdered officers. NYPD, KKK, how many kids did you kill today? chanted the protesters, who started on the sidewalk but have now moved into the streets of Fifth and Madison Avenue. The agitators started moving downtown on 5th...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 911 operators made 'anti-police' remarks....as 2 NYPD cops were dying, sources say

    12/23/2014 2:12:03 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 3 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 12/23/14 | BY JOHN MARZULLI , GINGER ADAMS OTIS
    EXCLUSIVE: 911 operators made 'anti-police' remarks, causing quarrel with FDNY dispatchers as 2 NYPD cops were dying, sources say The war of words occurred when news broke that NYPD cops Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot Saturday. One dispatcher allegedly said the cops deserved it, said a law enforcement source. A union spokesman for the 911 cop operators said the union was not aware of a shouting match. A war of words erupted in the citys 911 call center Saturday over allegations two operators made anti-police remarks after the assassinations of two cops, the Daily News has learned. The...
  • Do Black Lives Really Matter to Liberals?

    12/19/2014 5:54:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/19/2014 | Tom Trinko
    If black lives matter, and we all know they do, we need to work to end the unnecessary and early deaths of black people.  It’s not enough to look at one minor source of black mortality – shootings by law enforcement officers – and ignore the reasons for the vast majority of black deaths. While hard numbers are not readily available, the best estimates available put the total number of people killed by the police across the country in any given year at significantly less than 1,000.  For example, the best estimate for 2011 shows that the police killed...
  • These Six Blue States Cut Taxes in 2014

    12/17/2014 1:19:10 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-17-14 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Fourteen states cut taxes in 2014, including six traditionally blue states, according to a new report by the American Legislative Exchange Council. To make the groups list, a state must substantially lower taxes at the state level in a broad and neutral manner that does not pick winners and losers, and is not offset by other tax increases. 2014 includes the blue states of New York, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Maryland. The types of tax changes that were passed in 2014 suggest that many states are setting the stage for broader and more fundamental tax changes in the...
  • Convicted Terrorist Ayers Appears on Iranian Media to Give a Rebuke of the United States

    12/16/2014 6:37:18 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 48 replies
    IJReview ^ | 12/13/2014 | JOSEPH PERTICONE
    Activist turned terrorist Bill Ayers spoke with Iranian news agency Fars News last week, and called the United States a terrorist nation. Ayers is probably best known for his own terrorist activities with the Weather Underground during the 1960s and 1970s. When speaking about what constitutes terrorism and a terrorist state, Ayers said: U.S. is indeed a terrorist nation. Then he added: Its also the greatest purveyor of violence on earth over the past half century, and the foremost threat to world peace today.
  • Liberals In Neverland

    12/16/2014 3:37:34 PM PST · by lifeofgrace · 12 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/16/14 | Steve Berman
    Winston Churchill apocryphally said if you're not a liberal when you're 25, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative by the time you're 35, you have no brain. Of course, he didnt say it. But if you choose to believe that anyway, youd have a lot of support from young liberals. Theres something wrong with liberalsan immaturity of thought and a wonton ignorance of sometimes-hard truths. The reason that quote is so popular is simple: youth is full of exuberance and impulsiveness, but lacking in wisdom. World peace, Kumbaya, and Star Trek are banging around in young peoples...