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  • Paul Craig Roberts: "Americans Are A Conquered People"

    05/25/2016 10:38:02 PM PDT · by vannrox · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/24/2016 22:30 -0400 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, As readers know, I have seen some optimism in voters support for Trump and Sanders as neither are members of the corrupt Republican and Democratic political establishments. Members of both political establishments enrich themselves by betraying the American people and serving only the interest of the One Percent. The American people are being driven into the ground purely for the sake of more mega-billions for a handful of super-rich people. Neither political party is capable of doing anything whatsoever about it, and neither will. The optimism that I see is that the public’s support of...
  • Anti-Gun Film(katie BS)

    05/25/2016 8:13:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 5/24/2016 | Bob Owens
    Producer Katie Couric and Director Stephanie Soechtig stand accused of doctoring the responses of a group of participants in their anti-gun propaganda film, Under the Gun. If substantiated, the claim will destroy Couric’s reputation as a journalist and Soechtig’s reputation as a director. It appears that the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) participants have the evidence in the form of audio from the interview that substantiates their claims.
  • EPA is reminded that Power Plan enforcement violates SCOTUS order

    05/25/2016 8:01:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5/24/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Back in January, 26 states asked the Supreme Court to put a halt to the EPA’s new “Clean Power” Plan based on the extraordinary cost it imposed on states, stress to the power grid and a variety of other factors. The Court agreed to that request, instructing the involved parties to put on the brakes until ongoing litigation made its way through the court system. Unfortunately, EPA chief Gina McCarthy never seemed to get the memo and the agency has continued work on the program, drafting plans to reward states which exceed the mandated targets in carbon emissions and punishing...
  • ‘It’s Not Fair’ Obama Apologizes For Western Civilization’s Contributions To Climate Change

    05/25/2016 7:29:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/25/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    “To some degree this is not fair, I think it’s important to note,” Obama said. “Because if you think about Western industrial development before we knew anything about climate change, they used enormous amounts of carbon energy.”
  • It’s Too Late Hillary -- We Already Have Had a Female President.

    05/25/2016 6:39:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/24/2016 | James Longstreet
    In her “60 Minutes” interview, Valerie Jarrett partially reveals the sway and power she possesses in the Obama White House. The full disclosure of her power must wait for another time, perhaps in a “tell all” book, post Obama administration. It is clear she is very proud of her effect on the Obama presidency, its decisions, its attitudes, and its resultant force upon Constitutional boundaries and the racial injustices she perceives in America. In a surprisingly blunt “60 Minutes” interview, CBS’s ‘This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell took Ms. Jarrett to task on several issues. Much was revealed, much unspoken yet...
  • DePaul College Republicans: Response Of Campus Security ‘Utterly Shameful’

    05/25/2016 6:13:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/24/2016 | Allum Bokhari
    What happened tonight at our Milo Yiannopoulos event is a sad verdict on the American campus today. We wanted to put on a good event; bring some new perspectives to the modern issues of our day and have some fun. Regrettably, militant protestors decided to hijack the event. Loud whistles, threats of violence and straight up suppression of speech. There was no discourse, no Q&A, just fascism. Additionally, DePaul security’s response to the thuggery was utterly shameful. We spent thousands of dollars and countless hours to get the proper security and put this event on, but when security was actually...
  • What’s with Yahoo’s cryptic response to Variety’s Marissa Mayer crucifixion cover?

    05/25/2016 5:01:51 AM PDT · by upchuck · 8 replies
    Fast Company ^ | May 24, 2016
    Variety has new cover story about Yahoo, and the cover image is quite a doozy! The front and center image is a drawing of Marissa Mayer holding up a large wooden "Y," that looks disturbingly like a cross. So Mayer is Jesus, I guess? The headline reads "The end is nigh." If that isn't weird enough, Yahoo issued a similarly cryptic response to the headline. The company said "Running that cover illustration is Variety's own burden to bear." What the hey does that mean? Is it a cry for help? A promise? A threat? Perhaps, and just perhaps, this message...
  • Tommy Chong slams Bernie Sanders campaign for rally snub: ‘It was an insult’

    05/24/2016 2:01:40 PM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 5/24/2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Tommy Chong said he was insulted after the campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Bernard Sanders disinvited him to speak just hours before a rally Sunday in East Los Angeles. The “Cheech & Chong” actor and outspoken marijuana activist told The Hollywood Reporter that the Sanders campaign was happy to have his endorsement earlier this year, but got “cold feet” when it came time to fully embrace his pro-legalization stance.
  • Prager: A Response to My Conservative #NeverTrump Friends

    05/24/2016 7:37:22 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 62 replies
    Truthrevolt.org ^ | 5-24-2016 | Dennis Prager
    Nine reasons why a conservative should prefer a Trump presidency to a Democrat presidency. When you differ from people you admire, you have to question yourself. After all, what is the purpose of admiring people if they aren't capable of influencing you? So, I have had to challenge my position -- stated since the outset of the Republican presidential debates -- that if Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination, I will vote for him over Hillary Clinton, or any Democrat for that matter. I devoted many hours of radio and many columns to criticizing Trump. His virtually assured nomination has...
  • Baltimore Blames ‘White People’ After Cop Found Not Guilty In Freddie Gray Case

    05/24/2016 7:32:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/24/2016 | Connor D Wolf
    Baltimore city residents expressed disappointment in response to the city circuit court Monday finding a police officer not guilty in connection to the death of Freddie Gray. Officer Edward Nero was charged with several misdemeanor offenses after Gray died April, 2015, in his custody. Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams found Nero not guilty of all charges just over a year later. Residents were not surprised given what they saw as racial bias in the criminal justice system. “White people are turning a blind eye,” resident Mumin Soweto told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We’re not the ones stirring up the...
  • TBS’s ‘The Detour’: Guns Endanger Kids, Constitution in Need of ‘Update’

    05/24/2016 6:21:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/23/2016 | Dylan Gwinn
    True to its name, TBS’s comedy The Detour, detoured from an otherwise hilarious episode and instead derailed completely, in a ridiculous attempt to smear gun owners, the 2nd Amendment, and the U.S. Constitution. While at a theme park in Salvation, Florida, which celebrates Christmas 364 days a year (they’re closed on Christmas), husband and wife team Nate and Robin (Jason Jones and Natalie Zea) alienate a Christmas reveler by acting in a decidedly non-Holiday kind of spirit. But before the well-intentioned guy can get away, Robin notices something under his shirt:
  • Pittsburgh police refusing to work security at Beyonce’ concert over anti-police message

    05/23/2016 8:46:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5/23/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    This would likely be an easier column to write if I were more familiar with the life and work of Beyonce’, but even I know that she’s a very popular singer with significant music sales and well attended concerts. In terms of the latter revenue stream, events of that magnitude always require security staff on hand to keep the rowdy fans under control and that’s a thriving business in America. What’s less often discussed is the fact that off duty police officers frequently take such jobs and do their moonlighting work with the full blessing of their bosses. It’s not...
  • WH Drug Czar: ‘Abuser and Addict’ Terms Stigmatize Drug Users

    05/23/2016 8:37:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 5/20/2016 | Melanie Hunter
    White House drug czar Michael Botticelli said Thursday that using “terms like abuser and addict” to describe people with drug addictions makes it less likely that they will get treatment. “Funding isn’t our only barrier to expanding treatment. We also have an enormous hurdle to overcome, and that’s shame and stigma,” Botticelli said.
  • SOCIAL JUSTICE VS. AMERICA’S FOUNDING PRINCIPLES

    05/23/2016 8:31:52 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 22, 2016 | Deborah Lambert
    The eloquent Justice Clarence Thomas recently warned the class of 2016 in a commencement address at Hillsdale College that since "the rising tide of social justice demands run afoul of this nation's founding principles," this year’s grads should "prioritize hard work, civic duty and personal responsibility." "As you go through life, try to be that person that teaches others how to be better people and better citizens," Thomas said. "Do not hide your faith and your beliefs under a bushel basket, especially in this world that seems to have gone bad with political correctness." Thomas also honored his former colleague...
  • Sheriff David Clarke: ‘The Only Person Safe in a Gun-Free Zone Is the Criminal’

    05/23/2016 8:05:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/22/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    During his May 20 speech to the NRA Leadership Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, Sheriff David Clarke Jr. said, “The only person safe in a gun free zone … is the criminal.” He made this comment while referencing the horrendous May 12, 2006, sexual attack suffered by Kimberly Corban in her room on a college campus. Clarke said: This brave woman voluntarily shares the story of her horrific event so that other women do not have to experience what she did. She found out when seconds mattered, the police were not a 911 call away. She also learned that the only...
  • Economist Mark Skousen Explains Gross Output

    05/23/2016 8:00:47 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 23, 2016 | Alex Nitzberg
    Despite the theory purveyed by the media, consumer spending is not the strongest catalyst of economic expansion, according to economist Mark Skousen, author of The Structure of Production. "...Because consumer spending represents...two thirds basically of GDP you get the media constantly making, creating a myth. It’s one of the most common myths in economics…you get it from all the publications," Skousen explained at a CATO Institute forum titled "GO Beyond GDP: What Really Drives the Economy?" Contrary to the economic assumption that spending spurs growth, Skousen asserts that businesses, which account for a mere 16% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP),...
  • Lavender Graduation

    05/23/2016 7:52:55 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 21, 2016 | Deborah Lambert
    Lavender Graduation is all the rage in some circles these days, especially at the U. of Maryland where event sponsors at the LGBT Equity Center note that "each LGBTQA+ graduate will receive a rainbow tassel and a certificate of achievement. This event also provides an opportunity for our community to come together and honor those among us who have worked to make College Park a better place for LGBTQ+ people," according to the website. Students and Lavender grads also receive occasional invites to a Queer Lunch from the LGBT Equity Center, which advises guests that "We'll bring the board games,...
  • Thanks, Bernie!

    05/23/2016 7:10:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/23/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Bernie Sanders has just contributed a sound bite to the Trump campaign that will be played over and over again as the election approaches. Speaking with John Dickerson on CBS’s Face the Nation yesterday, Sanders confirmed Donald Trump’s critique of the corrupt political system that includes both parties. With the release of the movie Clinton Cash, documenting the obscene amounts of money collected by both Clintons from wealthy interests with business before the federal government, the pattern of corruption that would return to the White House with the Clintons is certain to be the major issue of the Trump campaign....
  • Military PC Roundup: It’s Getting Thick Out There(barf alert)

    05/22/2016 8:31:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    weaponsman.com ^ | 5/20/2016 | Hognose.
    When military commanders complain about resources, they often are complaining about something completely different. History abounds in examples where seemingly inferior resources still delivered a win. The problem is less one of absolute resources, than of resource allocation; of priorities. American officers are complaining about being resource constrained right now. The Air Force complains to Fox News that they are short both parts and people, and can’t keep their jets flying. The Marine Commandant’s parallel whinging surfaced at the Washington Free Beacon. We’ll stipulate that the other services have similar complaints. Is it resources, or is it priorities?
  • 9 Vintage Ads That Are So Ridiculously Racist and Sexist They'd Be Banned Today

    05/22/2016 7:06:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 81 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 5/22/2016 | Julie Prince
    The PC police are out of control these days. It seems freedom of speech is under attack over the slightest things. But these ads are not that. Let's just say they more than push the envelope! Here are my top picks for ads from over the years that would never fly today and may just leave you with your jaw on the floor in disbelief.
  • Union Hammers CEO Wage Gap, But Analysis Shows Union Chiefs Make MORE Than Average CEO

    05/22/2016 7:01:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/21/2016 | Connor D. Wolf
    The Center for Union Facts found in its own analysis Friday that many union presidents hammer the corporate wage gap, but still make more money than the average CEO. The AFL-CIO found the average CEO of a S&P 500 company Tuesday made 335 times more money than the average worker in 2015. Union Facts countered the analysis, highlighting that S&P 500 companies tend to be among the largest. Instead, when all CEOs are taken into account, union presidents often get paid more. “Dozens of union bosses rake in cushy six-figure salaries on the workers’ dime,” Union Facts Executive Director Richard...
  • Orwellian Global Warming Dreams

    05/22/2016 6:06:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/22/2016 | James Wanliss
    In March a group of Democratic attorneys general formed “AG’s United for Clean Power.” It sounds nice enough, doesn’t it? New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, standing beside a grinning Al Gore, announced that the gang was going after any energy providers and distributors who may have committed thought crimes such as questioning the human cause of the 0.8oC global warming since 1880. MIT atmospheric scientist Richard Lindzen said the appropriate response to this tiny warming is to shrug and say, “So what?” It is a tiny fraction of the daily temperature change in most places, and a smaller fraction...
  • 8 ARGUMENTS FOR WHY YOU SHOULD BE ANXIOUS TODAY (AND HOW THE BIBLE RESPONDS)

    05/22/2016 5:14:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 5/17/16 | Justin Taylor
    An important lesson of the Christian life is that the heart of the battle is a fight not between abstract commands (do this! don’t do that!) but rather arguments... 1. ANXIETY IS WORTH IT BECAUSE GOD IS TOO FAR AWAY TO HEAR MY NEEDS... 2...GOD DOES NOT CARE FOR ME AND I NEED TO GET MYSELF OUT OF THIS HUMILIATING STAGE OF LIFE... 3...IF MY PROBLEMS AREN’T SOLVED I COULD DIE.... 4...I HAVE NO PRACTICAL EVIDENCE IN THE WORLD THAT GOD VALUES ME OR WILL TAKE CARE OF ME.... 5. ANXIETY IS WORTH IT BECAUSE OF HOW MUCH IT HELPS...
  • Muslim Boils Bride Alive When He Finds What She Didn’t Bring On Wedding Day

    05/21/2016 7:56:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    Mad World News ^ | May 19, 2016 | Dom the Conservative
    A Muslim man held a festering grudge against his young bride since the day of their wedding, prompting him to take gruesome revenge. Finally fed up, he took a large pot of boiling water from the stove and poured it over his wife’s head, literally melting her face and body. When police arrived, they were told that the horrific scene was all because of what the woman still hadn’t given to her husband since the day of their wedding. The barbarity of Islamic culture has not only survived 1,400 years of the rest of the world’s progress, but it is...
  • Doctors Without Borders Suspends Work In Parts Of Central African Republic

    05/21/2016 12:44:51 PM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    npr.org ^ | 5/20/2016 | Merritt Kennedy
    Doctors Without Borders says it is suspending its work in areas the Central African Republic after gunmen ambushed a convoy and killed one of the aid group's drivers. The attack near the border with Chad is one of many recent attacks on the group's staff members, highlighting the risks they are exposed to while treating patients in many of the world's most dangerous conflict zones. The ambush happened Wednesday, when armed men stopped a two-car convoy carrying doctors and patients. "The team was forced out of the cars and onto the ground," the group said in a statement. "They were...
  • Does Hillary Clinton Know How to Attack Donald Trump?

    05/21/2016 11:43:43 AM PDT · by pabianice · 66 replies
    New Republic ^ | 5/21/16 | Reston
    She'll rely on an outside group to pummel him, while keeping her distance. New research says it'll work. ...This year, in her coming face-off with Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton needs to do what George W. Bush did back then (with the swiftboaters): Find a way to take the opponent down, hard, but without voters connecting her to the attacks. Meanwhile, the candidate who benefited from the “swiftboating,” President George W. Bush, suffered no real blowback from ads that smeared a decorated war veteran on his behalf. Voters—other than angry Kerry supporters—didn’t hold Bush responsible for the sketchy commercial that did...
  • Carlson: Beck Acted Like He Wanted to be Zuckerberg's 'Manservant'

    05/21/2016 9:20:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 5/21/2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Tucker Carlson said Friday he expected Glenn Beck to "cry [and] rend his garments while quoting James Madison" during a meeting this week between conservatives and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, not "suck up" to him. "He began the most extended assiduous suck-up I think I've ever seen a grown man commit," Carlson, editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller and a Fox News contributor, said in an interview, reports Politico. "He acted like he was auditioning to be Mark Zuckerberg's manservant — it was awe-inspiring."
  • NRA is now almost entirely a pro-Republican group, spending more money than ever(T)

    05/21/2016 8:56:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | Mike Spies Sarah Ryley
    For four decades, the National Rifle Association has pumped millions of dollars into federal elections, supporting both Republican and Democratic candidates who voted in accordance with the gun group’s strict view of the Second Amendment. That era is over. During the last federal election cycle, in 2014, the gun group’s spending on behalf of Democrats dwindled to virtually nothing, even as its overall election-related spending soared to more than $32 million, an analysis by the Daily News and The Trace found.
  • Senators link higher TRICARE fees to health care gains

    05/21/2016 7:22:42 AM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies
    The Senate Armed Services Committee is embracing some TRICARE fee increases proposed by the Obama administration, particularly for working age retirees and their families. But it links those fee hikes to some surprising and long overdue improvements in patient access and quality of care. This is a far different and seemingly less strained approach than adopted by the House, which would delay most TRICARE fee increases for a generation so they impact only persons who enter the military after 2017 and begin to retire after 20 years or more. On TRICARE fees alone, military beneficiaries almost certainly would prefer that...
  • 10 Years Later, Al Gore Says His Film ‘Underestimated’ Global Warming

    05/21/2016 6:53:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 72 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/21/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Former Vice President Al Gore told The Hollywood Reporter his 2006 film “An Inconvenient Truth” actually underestimated how serious global warming would be — despite all the patently false predictions he made in the film. “I wish the film had over-estimated the seriousness of the crisis, but unfortunately it actually underestimated how serious it is,” Gore told THR in an interview Thursday, just days before the 10th anniversary of his film. [dcquiz] “But on the positive side, solutions are now being developed so quickly that there is real cause for hope and optimism,” Gore said. Gore’s 2006 film claimed global...
  • When A Third Becomes 97 Percent: A Con That Changed the Western World(RUH ROH!)

    05/21/2016 6:39:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 70 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/21/2016 | Steven Capozzola
    But the “97 percent of scientists believe in global warming” mantra became gospel on May 16, 2013, when President Obama tweeted “Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: #climate change is real, man-made, and dangerous.” What the president was referring to was a 2013 paper by the University of Queensland’s John Cook. In his research, Cook studied 11,994 papers published between 1991 and 2011 that mentioned the search words “global warming” and “global climate change.” Guess what Cook actually found? Only 32.6 percent of the papers endorsed the view of anthropogenic (man-made) global warming. But of that group, 97 percent said that...
  • Climate Feedback site allows scientists to correct media errors(Censor deniers?)

    05/21/2016 6:31:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 5/20/2016 | Kerry Sheridan
    Founder Emmanuel Vincent, 31, said the project is about communication, not activism. "We see it as a scientific endeavor," said Vincent, who is from the southern French village of Lignan sur Orb, near Montpellier, and works as a project scientist at the University of California, Merced. "We try to be neutral and explain the science and why some people get it wrong in the media." Vincent said the site is aimed at the general public, but particularly journalists, editors, and those who influence public opinion. He is currently raising money to do even more by launching a "Scientific Trust Tracker"...
  • A New Society. A New Economy. #ItsInOurHands.(here's a third party can'tidate)

    05/21/2016 6:14:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    jill2016.com ^ | 5/21/2016 | unknown
    Why Jill is running for President with the Green Party We are being battered by unemployment, inequality, poverty, injustice, endless war, impending climate catastrophe, and a broken, corrupt political system. There are solutions for all these problems, but they're being blocked by political parties that serve the corporate elite, not the people. We need a new way forward that puts people, planet and peace over profit.
  • Utah Lawmakers Call for Seventeenth Amendment Repeal

    05/20/2016 8:04:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | May 20, 2016 | Matt Hurley
    Utah lawmakers recently approved a resolution calling on Congress to ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution repealing the Seventeenth Amendment. Ratified in 1913, the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution established direct election of U.S. senators by popular vote. Before the amendment’s ratification, senators were elected by state legislatures. The resolution, approved by the House of Representatives and sent to the state’s lieutenant governor for filing in March, was sponsored by state Sen. Alvin Jackson (R-Highland). ‘A Formal Check’ Todd Zywicki, a professor of law at George Mason University, says the Seventeenth Amendment removed a necessary safeguard against...
  • Gun Ownership: A New Medical Illness?

    05/20/2016 10:25:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies
    lifezette.com ^ | 5/20/2016 | Kristen Fischer
    “It does feel rather invasive when I’m asking the question,” Stein told LifeZette. She said the American Academy of Pediatrics requests that doctors ask the question, which is on intake forms for new patients and regular checkups. She does so in order to comply. “It has become more prevalent,” she said. “You feel uncomfortable whether you do it or not. It truly feels like you’re getting into the parents’ business.” Stein says it’s a Catch 22: She wants her patients to be safe, but she doesn’t want to invade their privacy. The information she collects is not shared outside of...
  • Do Biological Facts No Longer Matter?

    05/20/2016 9:21:51 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 27 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 20, 2016 | Nancy Pearcey
    The pushback has been swift and strong against Target’s unsafe bathroom policy, along with the Obama administration’s demand that all public schools adopt pro-transgender policies for showers and locker rooms. But for long-term success against these impositions, the response must also be strategic. That means drilling down to the source of transgender ideology. The roots of moral issues always bring us to questions about human nature. Both classical Greek and Christian philosophy regarded the natural world as purpose driven or teleological – from the Greek telos, meaning purpose or goal. To ordinary human observation, it is evident that eyes are...
  • Tom Brokaw to Ole Miss Grads: More Guns Mean More Homegrown Terror

    05/20/2016 8:53:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    During a May 14 commencement address to Old Miss graduates, retired news anchor and journalist Tom Brokaw said, “more guns … will mean more homegrown acts of terror.” Tom Brokaw lamented the continuing expansion of gun ownership and the success of gun rights organizations that support that expansion. According to The Commercial Appeal, Brokaw referenced the homicide rate in Democrat-run Memphis, Tennessee, then said: I’m appalled by the determination of organizations and individuals to arm more people without any appreciation of the consequence of evermore lethal weapons in our midst. More guns and more firearm tolerance will mean more homegrown...
  • White Skin Privilege

    05/20/2016 8:06:27 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 20 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jim Simpson
    Editor’s Note: This column is excerpted from a special report that he wrote for Accuracy in Media. The “White Skin Privilege” idea was created in 1967 by Noel Ignatiev, an acolyte of [Derrick] Bell and professor at Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute (Du Bois was a Communist black leader who helped found the NAACP). Writing under the alias Noel Ignatin, Ignatiev co-authored an SDS pamphlet with fellow radical Ted Allen, titled White Blindspot. In 1992 he co-founded Race Traitor: Journal of the New Abolitionism. Its first issue coined the slogan, "Treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity." Its stated objective...
  • Nine ‘Cultural Appropriations’ By Music and Movies In 2015-16 (SHEESH!)

    05/20/2016 7:11:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/19/2016 | Mairead McArdle
    Everyone from Fred Astaire to Miley Cyrus is an offender when it comes to accidentally mocking other cultures, sometimes just by referencing them. “Cultural appropriation” is the newest sin against political correctness. Outrage over culture caricatures spiked this year over everything from supermodels in Native American headdresses to sports team names. Movies and music were a popular battleground for the blame game. Although those calling out cultural appropriation insist there are ways to borrow from cultures without appropriating them, it seems nearly impossible to do so and remain respectful under their terms. Imitation is no longer flattery, and we are...
  • ESPN Panel Incensed That Native Americans Too Dumb to Be Offended by Redskins

    05/20/2016 7:02:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/19/2016 | Bruce Bookter
    The Washington Post released a poll on Thursday, which showed that 90% of Native Americans do not take offense to the word, Redskins. The sports media responded to this poll by apologizing for decades of fear-mongering, race-baiting, and trying to make a national crisis out of something that is not even a crisis in the Indian community. Just kidding. They freaked out. On ESPN’s Around the Horn, host Tony Reali asked his panel whether or not the fact that the supposedly offended Native Americans, being not so offended, changed their views on the issue? Spoiler alert: it didn’t:
  • California Gun Control Measures Pretty Much Bans Rifles, Imposes Background Checks On Ammunition

    05/20/2016 6:16:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/20/2016 | Matt Vespa
    The state Senate on Thursday approved sweeping new restrictions on using guns in California in response to the December mass shooting by two terrorists that left 14 dead in San Bernardino. Lawmakers approved 11 bills including measures mandating background checks for Californians buying ammunition and outlawing the manufacture and sale of semiautomatic rifles with detachable magazines. The bills, which next go to the Assembly for consideration, represent the most ambitious effort at gun control in decades in California, which already has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation.
  • CBS Anchor Says Hillary is 'More Vindictive' Than Trump Toward Political Enemies

    05/20/2016 6:08:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/20/2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Donald Trump's tweets are biting and his insults are painful and sometimes even career ending. Yet, CBS anchor John Dickerson, who moderated presidential debates during the primary season and had a front row seat to Trump's bombastic behavior, says it's Hillary Clinton who is "more vindictive" toward her opponents. He told Hugh Hewitt as much on his radio show Friday morning when the host asked him which presidential candidate was more ruthless toward their opponents. "I think Clinton," Dickerson said, after hesitating a bit. "Trump is very tough on those he does not like," Dickerson noted. "But, he gets over...
  • Black Lives Matter Activist Accused of Trafficking 17-Year-Old Girl

    05/19/2016 2:23:06 PM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    jezebel.com ^ | 5/18/2016 | Anna Merlan
    A prominent Black Lives matter activist in St. Louis was arrested in April and faces charges of human trafficking and prostitution against a 17-year-old girl. The activist, Charles Wade, said in a statement that he was helping the girl, who he believed to be 20, obtain temporary housing. Wade runs Operation Help or Hush, a charity that says it provides housing, food assistance and other forms of direct aid to both activists and local residents in general. Conservative news site The Daily Caller appears to have been the first to run a story about his arrest, but copies of the...
  • Atheists bash hotel Bibles: They’d prefer a Darwinian replacement!

    05/19/2016 11:11:42 AM PDT · by fishtank · 58 replies
    Atheists bash hotel Bibles: They’d prefer a Darwinian replacement! by Paul Price A recent article from The Christian Institute reported that the US-based ‘Freedom From Religion Foundation’ is now asking for ‘Bible-free’ bedrooms to be offered in hotels.1 For all of us who have been following the cultural trends in the West, this development should hardly come as a surprise—the anti-God agenda has been making further and further encroachments into traditionally Christian strongholds, as more and more of the culture has become saturated with secularism. The atheist group cited the actions of the Travelodge hotel chain, who removed all Bibles...
  • The Party of Scientism, Not Science

    05/19/2016 10:21:38 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Front Page ^ | May 19, 2016 | Bruce Thornton
    In a commencement speech at Rutgers, President Obama took an indirect shot at Donald Trump and the Republicans: Facts, evidence, reason, logic, an understanding of science: These are good things. These are qualities you want in people making policy . . . We traditionally have valued those things, but if you’re listening to today’s political debate, you might wonder where this strain of anti-intellectualism came from. Obama here indulges one of the hoariest progressive clichés: that they are the party of enlightenment, reason, and fact, while conservatives are ignorant obscurantists, “bitter clingers” to the superstitions of religion and tradition. This...
  • This is how fascism comes to America(not burn-eee)

    05/19/2016 9:54:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 5/18/2016 | Robert Kagan
    The Republican Party’s attempt to treat Donald Trump as a normal political candidate would be laughable were it not so perilous to the republic. If only he would mouth the party’s “conservative” principles, all would be well. But of course the entire Trump phenomenon has nothing to do with policy or ideology. It has nothing to do with the Republican Party, either, except in its historic role as incubator of this singular threat to our democracy. Trump has transcended the party that produced him. His growing army of supporters no longer cares about the party. Because it did not immediately...
  • ‘Fundamentally unstable’: Scientists confirm their fears about East Antarctica’s biggest glacier

    05/19/2016 9:00:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 5/18/2016 | Chris Mooney
    In the new research, researchers took aircraft-based measurements across the vastness of Totten Glacier, and the extremely deep and thick ice canyons behind it — which scientists call “subglacial basins” — in order to understand a critical yet invisible feature: precisely what the layers of rock beneath the ice are really like. This, in turn, provides a clue to the behavior of this region in past warm eras. When marine-based glaciers move back and forth across a seascape repeatedly, they grind against the seafloor and dig up piles of looser sediment, such as sandstone, depositing them in a new location....
  • The 1927 Bath School Massacre Anniversary, May 18

    05/19/2016 8:22:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    99wfmk.com ^ | 5/15/2016 | John Robinson
    With all the school shootings in the past decades, none match the 1927 Bath School Massacre, which is still considered to be the worst & largest mass murder in Michigan AND our entire country’s history. This week – May 18, 2016 to be exact – marks the 89th anniversary of this tragedy.
  • “Progressives” are the “new Victorians” — but their reign is ending (video)

    05/19/2016 8:19:13 AM PDT · by walford · 23 replies
    The Rebel ^ | May 18, 2016 | Gavin McInnes
    They call themselves "progressives," but far-left nuts are really old fashioned, boring prudes. They hate jokes, sex and art. But I predict their reign of terror across campuses, the media and everywhere else is coming to an end. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NL1imQON5E
  • When your doctor asks you if you own a gun

    05/18/2016 8:31:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 115 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5/17/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    There have been laws passed on this subject in Florida, always to the great consternation of liberals and gun control advocates, but it remains an open question in much of the country. Should your doctor be asking you during the course of a routine check-up whether or not you or any family members have a gun in your house? And what if they do just come out and ask? Ben Guarino at the Washington Post brings us some information about a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine which suggests that nothing should hold doctors back from inquiring. You...