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  • Priest Defies Cardinal Cupich, Burns Gay Flag

    09/19/2018 10:27:09 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 29 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 19, 2018 | Mitchell Armentrout
    A North Side priest who says he “can’t sit well” with Cardinal Blase Cupich burned a gay-friendly flag outside his Avondale church last week — against the wishes of the cardinal he claims is trying to minimize the clergy sex-abuse crisis. Rev. Paul Kalchik says the banner, featuring a cross superimposed over a rainbow, had been featured prominently in the sanctuary at Resurrection Catholic Church but had been taken down and was forgotten in storage at the parish at 3043 N. Francisco for more than a decade. Kalchik led seven parishioners in a prayer of exorcism Friday, and the flag...
  • The Great Emergency

    09/19/2018 6:08:04 AM PDT · by KierkegaardMAN · 4 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | For. George Rutler
    That every five hundred years the Church passes through a crisis is not a novel insight. It may even be something of a contrived schematic, since there have been other crises as well, but each of those periods has influenced the Church to an extraordinary and radical degree: The Fall of the Roman Empire, the Great East-West Schism, and the Protestant Revolt. These days seem to be a “perfect storm” of events which add up to a fourth crisis, and the faithful trust that “through toil and tribulation” the purging of corrupt elements will result in a stronger Catholic witness....
  • Socialism Is So Hot Right Now--An explanation for the enduring power of very bad ideas

    09/18/2018 11:43:23 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 23 replies
    Commentary ^ | 9/17/'18 | Jonah Goldberg
    Socialism is on the march! It’s just that nobody quite knows what it is. A Gallup poll in August found that 57 percent of Democrats said they view socialism positively, while only 47 percent had a favorable view of capitalism. Only 16 percent of Republicans thought well of socialism. Findings like this—along with other polls showing socialism’s support among millennials generally as well as the sudden celebrity of avowed socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after her stunning defeat of fourth-ranked Democratic House leader Joseph Crowley in a New York primary—have invited waves of op-eds crashing across the waterfront: What is socialism? Why...
  • NBC’s Transgender Attacks Bradlee Dean; Alex Jones by Playing the Victim

    09/18/2018 7:33:59 AM PDT · by fwdude · 4 replies
    Barbwire ^ | Sept 18, 2018 | Bradlee Dean
    “Let me control the media and I will turn any nation into a herd of pigs.” -Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Propaganda minister Recently, I came across an article by NBC News calling out Alex Jones for having a long history of inflammatory, anti-LGBTQ speech, and sure enough, they had me in the mix of their propaganda-hit piece. When I first saw the article, I knew exactly what I was dealing with. The propaganda was written by none other than transgender and “useful idiot” Alexander Kacala (John 8:44). Not that the corporate owned media has any credibility, but you would think that...
  • Private Jet Traffic Bumped Up 30 Percent During California Climate Conference

    09/17/2018 10:41:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 9/17/2018 | Tim Pearce
    San Francisco International Airport’s corporate jet traffic rose roughly 30 percent during an international climate change conference in California, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown hosted the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco from Wednesday to Friday. Brown traveled to the conference by car with his security detail, but the governor is known for his lavish travel on other occasions, such as a 2016 trip to Italy, Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine with real-estate tycoon and Democrat Party donor George Marcus. (RELATED: Gov. Brown Is Launching California Into Space — To Fight Global Warming) More than...
  • Keith Ellison Accuser, Karen Monahan, Says Democratic Party Doesn’t Believe Her(!?)

    09/17/2018 10:33:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 9/17/2018 | Hanna Bogorowski
    Karen Monahan, the woman accusing Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of domestic abuse, responded to a Twitter user on Monday who asked if Democrats believe Monahan’s allegations, saying they don’t, and that she’s been threatened and isolated from her own party. The user was following up on a tweet about Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Peter Daou, a Democratic strategist and former advisor to Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, tweeted on Monday that Ford will be “attacked, smeared, and demonized” and that people must “BELIEVE WOMEN.”
  • Why the Left Hates Jordan Pederson

    09/17/2018 10:07:47 AM PDT · by huckfillary · 14 replies
    The Artful Dilettante ^ | September 17, 2018 | Tom X. Hart
    Ideas are difficult to create and destroy. This is, I suppose, because information relies, in a certain sense, on energy and energy can neither be created nor destroyed. However, an idea can decay if it is not organised, especially if it is not organised in a logical system. Logic is an anti-entropy device. Logic cannot grant you the truth of a statement, but it can ensure that the truth of a statement is preserved. Consider ideas that many people, in my experience, hold about the world: mass immigration is a negative influence on society, men and women are biologically and...
  • Here's How Much The NRA Spent In Grants To Support School Security Projects Nationwide

    09/16/2018 6:14:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 9/16/2018 | Beth Baumann
    The NRA School Shield Program, which was designed to address "the many facets of school security, including best practices in security infrastructure, technology, personnel, training, and policy," on Monday provides 54 grants in 23 states. The grants totaled more than $600,000 and were awarded to both public and private K-12 educational institutions. “The NRA is proud to be at a forefront of providing meaningful solutions to safeguard our nation’s schools,” NRA President Oliver North said in a statement. “Protecting our most precious resource – our children – with substantive measures that work should be the top priority for all Americans....
  • Americans Aren’t Practicing Democracy Anymore(Barfy atlantic pos, but)

    09/15/2018 7:57:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 9/15/2018 | Yoni Appelbaum
    Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the question: Is democracy dying? Democracy is a most unnatural act. People have no innate democratic instinct; we are not born yearning to set aside our own desires in favor of the majority’s. Democracy is, instead, an acquired habit. Like most habits, democratic behavior develops slowly over time, through constant repetition. For two centuries, the United States was distinguished by its mania for democracy: From early childhood, Americans learned to be citizens by creating, joining, and participating in democratic organizations. But in recent decades, Americans have fallen...
  • Pluto Rivals Earth in Geological Complexity

    09/14/2018 10:51:40 AM PDT · by fishtank · 41 replies ^ | 9-14-18 | David F. Coppedge
    Pluto Rivals Earth in Geological Complexity September 14, 2018 | David F. Coppedge Call it what you will, Pluto is a planet of surprises. Its active geology is second only to Earth’s, say two planetary scientists. What were they thinking? (A-hyulk) There’s another push to re-classify Pluto as a planet. According to Science Daily, Philip Metzger of the University of Central Florida thinks the IAU (International Astronomical Union) thinks they acted a bit goofy when they downgraded Pluto to “dwarf planet” in 2006. They used a “sloppy definition” that a body must “clear its orbit” to be considered a true...
  • Critical Identity Studies

    09/14/2018 9:50:32 AM PDT · by ptsal · 27 replies
    Beloit College ^ | 09-09-2018 | Staff
    The Department of Critical Identity Studies seeks to develop students’ understanding of how social identities—like race, gender, sexuality, class, dis/ability, nation, non/religiosity—have formed historically, along with the ways those identities play out in the complex and multicultural worlds in which we now live—and this includes the College's campus! Combining a variety of academic disciplines (gender and women’s studies, ethnic studies, queer studies, disability studies, postcolonial studies), Critical Identity Studies (CRIS) investigates the ways identities are shaped within structures of inequality and through systems and practices of power and resistance. From the introductory course, “Sex and Power,” to the advanced theoretical...
  • Far left triumphant in New York primary: It Was a Slaughter of Establishment Democrats

    09/14/2018 7:07:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/14/2018 | Rick Moran
    The socialist insurgency against establishment Democrats in New York emerged triumphant as no less than 6 far left candidates defeated establishment Democrats in races for the state senate. New York Times: Years of anger at a group of Democratic state senators who had collaborated with Republicans boiled over on Thursday, as primary voters ousted nearly all of them in favor of challengers who had called them traitors and sham progressives. The losses were not only a resounding upset for the members of the Independent Democratic Conference, who outspent their challengers several times over, but also a sign that the...
  • After Russian Pressure, AP Issues Correction on 'Nazi-Soviet Alliance

    09/14/2018 7:00:23 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 9/13/18 | Ofer Aderet
    The Associated Press news agency on Wednesday acceded to a Russian request to delete the term "former ally" from an article mentioning the relationship between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany during World War II. The article, which was published at the beginning of the month in media outlets worldwide, including Haaretz, was about a Ukrainian city commemorating the 75th anniversary of the destruction of its Jewish community. It included the claim that "in June 1941 Germany attacked the Soviet Union, its former ally." On Wednesday, ten days after the article was published, AP amended the text. The news agency...
  • 2018’s Largest Gun Rights Rally: 1,000+ Descend on Boise

    09/14/2018 6:49:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 9/12/2018 | Jordan Michaels
    What appears to be the year’s largest pro-Second Amendment rally took place in Boise, Idaho, this weekend, drawing thousands of supporters from at least five states through the streets of Boise to the capitol building. Rallygoers carried rifles and handguns along with American and Gadsden flags, and all came out to show their support for the right to keep and bear arms. “They want to ban all semi-automatic firearms, this is the battle that we’re in and if you haven’t noticed, the anti-gun left wants your guns,” Greg Pruett, President of the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance (ISAA), said from the...
  • ‘Assault Weapon’ Ban in Florida… Anti-Gun Groups Join Forces to Put it on the Ballot

    09/14/2018 6:38:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 9/12/2018 | Jordan Michaels
    Two Florida-based anti-gun groups have joined forces to put a constitutional amendment on the state’s 2020 general election ballot to ban “assault weapons” in the Gunshine State. The organizations – Americans for Gun Safety Now (AFGSN) and Ban Assault Weapons Now (BAWN) – must gather 766,200 petition signatures from registered Florida voters to place the amendment on Florida’s 2020 ballot. Once on the ballot, a Florida constitutional amendment must gain 60 percent of the vote to become law. “The assault rifle, and its ability to fire approximately one hundred rounds a minute, can be purchased legally with no proof of...
  • Nike Pays Kaepernick to Push Peddle False, Harmful Narrative of Police Brutality

    09/13/2018 9:58:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/13/2018 | Larry Elder
    The NFL's Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback who started the phenomenon of NFL players kneeling during the playing of the national anthem, has finally signed a deal. But not to play football. No NFL team has offered him a contract since he parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers. His new deal is with Nike, which plans to use him for the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" campaign. The Nike ad, over an image of Kaepernick, reads: "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything." If Nike truly believed one must "believe in something. Even if it means...
  • John Kerry Would Sue Trump for 'the Lives That Will be Lost' Due to Climate Change

    09/13/2018 9:54:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/13/2018 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry, author of Every Day is Extra, predicted that “lives will be lost” due to President Trump’s position on climate change, calling his time in office a matter of “life and death.” “This is why it’s the anecdote to what Bob Woodward lays out [in his new book Fear: Trump in the White House]. This book describes how we accept and fight, many times unsuccessfully, more times successfully, to make our democracy work and never had we needed to do that more than right now. We’re in trouble,” Kerry said about his memoir during a...
  • Sociology professor shoots himself to 'protest Trump'

    09/13/2018 9:50:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/13/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Trump Derangement Syndrome is now a public health issue, with sufferers of this new form of mass hysteria manifesting a danger to society with violent aggression and extreme self-destructive behavior.  Yesterday, we noted the alleged attempted assassination of GOP congressional candidate Rudy Peters by a man named Farzad Fazeli, who behaved in a deranged manner with an inept and disorganized assassination attempt: According to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, 35-year old Castro Valley resident Farzad Fazeli walked past Peters info booth making disparaging and profanity laden political remarks about Donald Trump.  Fazeli then became aggressive and reached for a concealed switchblade to stab Peters while making threats....
  • The Left's Hatred of Mike Pence Undermines Its Hatred of Donald Trump

    09/13/2018 9:45:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/13/2018 | Michael Brown
    We know why President Trump is so hated. We've heard it time and again. The man is out of control. He's a threat to national security. He has damaged our international standing. He's unstable. He's volatile. He's in totally over his head. No one can work for him. Just read the latest books about Trump. Listen to his former employees. Look at his tweets. Donald Trump must go! In the words of Rep. Maxine Waters, "I say 'impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment.'" Is there any validity to the charges against Trump? Is there any truth to these concerns?...
  • MSNBC: How Can ‘Climate Change Deniers’ Respond to Hurricane?

    09/13/2018 8:21:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 78 replies ^ | 9/12/2018 | Kyle Drennen
    On her 2:00 p.m. ET hour show on Wednesday, MSNBC anchor Katy Tur predictably exploited Hurricane Florence to push the left’s climate change agenda and condemn “deniers” in the Trump administration. She brought on liberal environmental activist Bill Nye and ex-Clinton administration official Paul Bledsoe to provide even more alarmist rhetoric. “President Trump says FEMA is ready for Hurricane Florence, but mounting evidence suggests it could incredibly difficult to deal with this disaster if climate change deniers are on the front lines of emergency response,” Tur proclaimed at the top of the segment. She then touted a new study “echoing...