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  • A new voice for conservatism

    03/27/2017 2:36:04 PM PDT · by TBP · 12 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | March 24 | George Will
    Today's governor, Doug Ducey, is demonstrating the continuing pertinence of the limited-government conservatism with which Sen. Goldwater shaped the modern GOP, after himself being shaped by life in the leave-me-alone spirit of the wide open spaces of near-frontier Arizona. Last year, Ducey, now 52, told National Review, "If you want to learn something new, you need to read something old. As Barry Goldwater wrote in 'Conscience of a Conservative,' 'My aim is not to pass laws, it’s to repeal them.' " Ducey was preaching what he already had practiced. He took office in January 2015, as the Super Bowl was about...
  • Md. Bill Would Punish Left Lane Lingering With Fine Up To $250

    03/27/2017 12:37:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 86 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | March 27, 2017 | WJZ
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A bill that has already passed the Maryland House of Delegates would fine drivers up to $250 for lingering in the left lane of a highway after passing another vehicle.House Bill 1451 was sponsored by Frederick County Republican Delegate William G. Folden and is now pending in the Senate.Folden says the aim of the bill is to prevent traffic congestion.When it passed in the House last week, he posted the following statement on his Facebook page: “By the slimmest of margins and probably the most bi-partisan voting sheet I’ve seen, my bill for “Left Lane Passing Only”...
  • Tree Huggers At $63,550-Per-Year College SHOCKED To Learn They Can Be Punished For Breaking Rules

    03/27/2017 9:57:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 3/26/2017 | Eric Owens
    Swarthmore College a fancypants, politically-correct hothouse bursting at the seams with wealthy white kids has announced that it may punish five students for their role in a four-hour takeover of an administrative office last month. The students facing the prospect of punishment for breaking school rules have reacted with disappointment and confusion. The demonstrating students are part of Swarthmores Mountain Justice group, a campus organization which is perpetually demanding that Swarthmores trustees sell all the fossil-fuel stocks in the schools luxurious $1.9 billion endowment portfolio. The latest divestment protest occurred on Swarthmores campus on Feb. 24, reports The...
  • Green groups promise guerrilla warfare tactics to stop Keystone pipeline

    03/27/2017 9:25:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 3/26/2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    Environmental activists vowed over the weekend to fight the Keystone XL oil pipeline to the bitter end, insisting the Trump administrations approval of the long-delayed project will not be the final word. Powerful green groups are launching a two-pronged strategy to block the pipeline in the streets and in the courts. First, they intend to use a state review process in Nebraska where Keystone still does not have a legal route, despite federal approval of the project to delay any movement forward. Nebraska state officials charged with approving the pipelines path say a decision shouldnt be expected until...
  • Bitter Clingers on Left

    03/27/2017 7:57:22 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 27, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The way that leading figures on the political Left cling to disputed data is truly a marvel to behold. In an appearance on Monday, March 20, 2017, at the Center for American Progress (CAP), Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to former President Obama, repeated the one-in-five college rape statistic at least three times, even regretting that she didn't know about it before she sent her daughter off to college "in harms way." "The one-in-five figure is based on the Campus Sexual Assault Study, commissioned by the National Institute of Justice and conducted from 2005 to 2007," Christina Hoff Sommers, a resident...
  • Elizabeth Warren Supports Filibuster on Gorsuch Nomination: Way Outside the Mainstream

    03/27/2017 7:33:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 65 replies ^ | 3/27/2017 | Penny Starr
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said last week that she supports a filibuster to stop the Supreme Court nomination of federal Judge Neil Gorsuch, claiming that he is way outside the mainstream. We need to have a judge whos kind of acceptable to both sides, Warren said on National Public Radios Morning Edition Friday. Thats the reason theres a 60-vote rule in effect on Supreme Court nominees. I dont think Neil Gorsuch meets that standard, Warren said. Heres someone read his record. In every opportunity to choose between corporate interests, big corporations and the little guy employees, women, consumers...
  • Disingenuous Climate Science Debunked

    03/27/2017 7:21:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 3/27/2017 | Dale Leuck
    In the February 18 American Thinker edition, Dennis Avery described path-breaking findings by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) reviving the Sun as the controlling mechanism of climate and debunking the so-called global warming "consensus." Perpetuators of the global warming myth had proposed that historical global average temperatures manifested a "hockey stick" shape of sharply higher temperatures in the last decades of the twentieth century. Costly regulations were thus justified, such as the Clean Power Plan (CPP), promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The CPP was unveiled by then-president Obama on August 3, 2015, aiming to reduce...
  • White House readies executive order to roll back Obama energy regs

    03/27/2017 7:13:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 3/27/2017 | Rick Moran
    On Tuesday, President Trump will announce new executive orders that target EPA regulations that hindered electricity production in the United States. The regulations were created by the Obama administration as part of an anti-fossil fuel strategy to combat global warming. With the installation of a new EPA chief, Scott Priutt - a confirmed global warming skeptic - the electricity production sector of the economy is about to receive a much needed shot in the arm. Pruitt says that the White House plan is both "pro-jobs and pro-environment" and, unlike the Obama plan, will not be "tethered" to the Paris Climate...
  • Apparently Obama and his ghostwriter are in French Polynesia earning that huge(T)

    03/27/2017 7:07:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 3/27/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Buried deep inside a very long Washington Post article about Barack Obamas post-presidency is the revelation that his is supposedly writing his memoir during his month-long South Pacific retreat to French Polynesia. (hat tip: Caitlin Yilek) he jetted off in a Gulfstream G550 to Tetiaroa, a South Pacific island once owned by Marlon Brando. He plans an extended stay there to start writing his White House memoir, according to a person familiar with his plans who asked for anonymity to discuss them. As ever long time reader of this site knows, Jack Cashill has covered the authorship of Dreams from...
  • Tomi Lahren Permanently Banned From The Blaze, Will Not Return From Suspension

    03/27/2017 6:38:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/26/17 | DEREK HUNTER
    Tomi Lahren, The Blaze TV host who once declared herself too controversial for Fox News, is back in the job market today. Page Six is reporting Lahren is permanently banned from The Blaze TV, where she hosted Tomi, a daily news talk show. The departure does not come as a surprise to most media observers. Lahren, who boasts 4.2 million Facebook fans, was suspended all of last week for comments she made on The View, calling conservatives hypocrites for being for smaller government and pro-life. The Blaze is owned by conservative radio host Glenn Beck, and the company has recently...
  • Anthropology professor holds lecture on violence and policymaking

    03/27/2017 6:24:23 AM PDT · by pabianice · 16 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 3/27/17 | Soltero
    ... Direct violence cannot happen and does not happen because of a genetic disposition. It is the exact opposite, Perez said. We look into culture and we look into society to help us explain why violence is tolerated and used so effectively by so many different groups as a mechanism for maintaining social control and order. Perez spoke at great lengths on the forms that violence may take and how it often manifests itself in society without being entirely recognized. He found direct violence, the physical or verbal abuse of individuals, may lead to structural violence, in which a sociopolitical...
  • Why Isn't There a Palestinian State? (video)

    03/27/2017 4:40:56 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    Prager University ^ | 3-27-2017 | David Brog
    If Israel just allowed the Palestinians to have a state of their own, there would be peace in the Middle East, right? Thats what you hear from UN ambassadors, European diplomats and most college professors. But what if I told you that Israel has already offered the Palestinians a state of their own and not just once, but on five separate occasions? Dont believe me? Lets review the record. After the breakup of the Ottoman Empire following World War I, Britain took control of most of the Middle East, including the area that constitutes modern Israel. Seventeen years later,...
  • BREAKING: Muslims Furious After What Americans Just Did to Them in Montana

    03/27/2017 3:14:40 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies ^ | March 26, 2017 | Angry Patriot
    (Angry Patriot) – America is finally starting to fight back against the Muslim invasion, even if it is only one state at a time.Montana is spearheading legislation to keep Sharia Law from being implemented within its borders, this time FOR GOOD. Senate Bill 97, which was proposed by Sen. Keith Regier, prohibits state courts from using foreign laws, just advanced in the House with a 56-44 vote. (via Billings Gazette).It is truly astonishing how the Democrats have such little respect for our founding fathers, that they were able to muster up 44 votes to ensure the savage ideals of Sharia...
  • San Francisco deploys an army of trained witnesses to hinder ICE operations

    03/25/2017 4:03:47 PM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 3/25/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Every week it seems more and more as if San Francisco doesnt really want to be part of the United States anymore. Perhaps that Calexit thing needs a second look Out in the City by the Bay, activists are very concerned that Donald Trump will be George W. Bush on steroids when it comes to ICE officers locating and deporting illegal aliens. (The fact that Barack Obama left Bush in the dust on that front seems to be lost on them.) But fear not, campers. The Social Justice Warriors are prepared to fight back and are training thousands of expert...
  • Clinton collaborator John Harwood: Republicans radically opposed to government itself

    03/25/2017 1:03:45 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    John Harwood is the CNBC journalist who advised Hillarys campaign on how to handle Ben Carson and later bragged to Hillary campaign chairman John Podesta about the rude questions he posed to Donald Trump during a debate. Harwood's attacks on Republican candidates as a moderator of a Republican primary debate were met with near-universal mockery. . . . Harwood claimed that Republicans are radically opposed to government itself and asserted that governing is about taking action to solve peoples problems. View the video here.
  • Environmental journalists face challenges under Trump administration

    03/25/2017 9:31:46 AM PDT · by pabianice · 11 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 3/25/17 | McLellan
    A series of moves by the Trump administration has environmental journalists scrambling for new strategies, with many fearing their jobs will be more difficult in the era of President Trump. Companies like, an online news outlet with a focus on environmental issues, rely on media access to federal workers for information. The appointment of a known climate change denier, Myron Ebell, as director of President Trumps Environmental Protection Agency transition team and a recent media blackout for EPA workers has led to doubts that this relationship will survive. On Thursday, three panelists from visited the UMass journalism department...
  • DELINGPOLE: Environmentalists Arent Just Wrong. Theyre Loathsome And Evil Too

    03/25/2017 7:57:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 3/25/2017 | James Delingpole
    Today is Earth Hour and as usual I shall be lighting a candle several, actually; plus turning my Rayburn up to eleven; plus turning on all the house lights; plus lighting the patio heaters; plus starting my Landrover and leaving its diesel engine to idle outside in the drive; plus switching on the immersion heater; plus running several hot baths in tribute to the worlds climate heroes. I refer, of course, to the tiny, elite fellowship of scientists, economists, politicians, journalists and bloggers who have bravely taken the right side of the climate argument and spoken up for...
  • Illinois lawmaker proposes holiday honoring Barack Obamas birthday

    03/25/2017 7:44:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 3/25/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Are you ready for Barack Obamas Birthday as a holiday on which government employees get a day off and schools are closed? Now that neither George Washington nor Abraham Lincolns birth is considered worthy of a national holiday, creating Barack Obama Day as a state holiday in Illinois would definitely make a statement. An insane statement, but when did that ever stop the Democrats?
  • Kamala Harris leaves no doubt that she has the stupidest reason for voting against Gorsuch

    03/25/2017 7:39:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies ^ | 3/25/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Al Franken made a strong case for himself during the Gorsuch confirmation hearings, but in a last-minute surge, his Democrat Senate colleague Kamala Harris has stolen the crown (or dunce cap) from his grasp. The magnitude of this achievement should not be underestimated: after all, Franken is a man whose distinctive competence is beclowning himself. With this tweet, Senator Harris has achieved some sort of immortality: Judge Gorsuch has consistently valued legalisms over real lives. I won't support his nomination. Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) March 24, 2017 Brian Anderson aptly sums up the message here: Kamala Harris says she...
  • 'Social Justice': Agree, or Get Punched!

    03/25/2017 7:00:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 3/25/2017 | Will Alexander
    Its time to push Leftist ideas and antics back to the fringes of American political life. These ideas, preached and practiced with righteous tyranny, have not only bullied their way into the public discourse but into our churches, our government, our businesses, our schools, and our lives. Like a toxic gas, the lethal effects of the Lefts revolutionary ideology have slowly seeped into the culture, making it hard to breathe for all those who beg to differ. And its becoming harder to see how their corrosive curiosities will ever be stuffed back into Pandoras Box. You know the ones Im...
  • Trump, Ryan fail to repeal Obamacare

    03/24/2017 3:56:33 PM PDT · by Mariner · 70 replies
    McCl;atchy via the Sacramento Bee ^ | March 24th, 2017 | By Teresa Welsh
    President Donald Trump Friday afternoon called House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and asked him to pull the health care bill 30 minutes ahead of a scheduled floor vote. This is the second day in a row an expected House vote did not take place due to lack of Republican support from their own party for the Obamacare replacement. The move was a major retreat for Trump, who demanded that lawmakers vote on the embattled GOP-crafted bill thats facing stiff opposition from the conservative and moderate wings within the House Republican conference. In remarks Friday afternoon from the Oval Office, Trump...
  • Three Criteria for Health Reform

    03/24/2017 1:54:19 PM PDT · by TBP · 46 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 15, 2017 | TED CRUZ and MARK MEADOWS
    Does it make health care more affordable? Does it give consumers more choices? Does it provide Americans more control over their families health care?
  • Soros, Left-Wing Activists Plot Trump Resistance

    03/24/2017 6:52:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 3/23/2017 | Peter Hasson
    A network of wealthy liberal donors aligned with billionaire George Soros are meeting in Washington, D.C. with left-wing activists and political players for four days this week to strategize how best to undermine the Trump agenda and restore progressive government. Although the spring investors conference for Democracy Alliance is closed to the press, The Daily Caller was able to obtain a copy of the conferences agenda, marked confidential. The conference is scheduled to take from March 22-25, but the last two days are exclusive to current [Democracy Alliance] Partners and Foundation Subscribers, according to the agenda. Another event on Thursday...
  • North Dakota: The 2nd Amendment Is Your Concealed Carry Permit

    03/24/2017 6:14:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 3/24/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    On Thursday Governor Doug Burgum (R) signed legislation allowing North Dakota residents to carry a handgun concealed for self-defense without a permit. The legislationHouse Bill 1169passed the House on February 21 by a vote of 83-9. It passed the Senate on March 21 by a vote of 34-13. USNews reports that the permitless carry law allows law-abiding citizens 18 and over to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense as long as they have a valid ID and notify law enforcement of the weapon during instances such as a traffic stop.
  • Surreal: LA Times op-ed claims Chelsea never gets a break

    03/24/2017 6:00:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 3/24/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    We live in a time of fake news awareness, so youd think that someone at the Los Angeles Times would know better than to publish a headline like this: Just like her mother, Chelsea Clinton never gets a break Lets leave the aside the reference to Hillary Clinton, who magically was able to turn $1,000 into $100,000 in cattle futures with no regulatory consequence and delete 30,000 evidentiary emails without prosecution. Or a break. Chelsea is being groomed for political power, and all the powers of modern propaganda are being mobilized to convince voters that she has some claim to...
  • The Lone Ranger vs the Big Science Consensus

    03/23/2017 11:30:57 AM PDT · by fishtank · 1 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 3-23-17 | CMI staff author
    The Lone Ranger vs the Big Science Consensus 3-23-17 National Geographic retells the lonely battle of J Harlen Bretz against the scientific establishment, and what made them so pig-headed. Glenn Hodges tells in bold narrative how one man, not even trained in geology, figured out the Channeled Scablands in eastern Washington state. Its a story weve told before, but this article in National Geographic, with Michael Melfords stunning photographs, is a keeper. The headline and subtitle give a flavor of whats below: Formed by Megafloods, This Place Fooled Scientists for Decades Geologists couldnt account for the strange landforms of eastern...
  • Enough of the Precocious Conservakids!

    03/23/2017 10:57:56 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 3 replies ^ | Mar 23, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    For some unfathomable reason, conservatives always seem to get excited when a moderately articulate post-puberty pundit comes along and parrots some simulacrum of conservative doctrine except it almost always ends up like when my retriever-corgi mix tries to walk on her stubby back legs and we gasp in delight, Look, Bitey thinks shes people! This is not a criticism of young people; its a criticism of us grown-ups, and a recognition of reality that keeps biting us on the Jeb. We need to dispense with the cute kid conservative novelty acts and understand that our ideology unlike liberalism...
  • The Intractable Left and Why

    03/23/2017 8:20:27 AM PDT · by Bua ar la · 9 replies
    A question I often ask myself is why is the left so intractable and unwilling to budge on any point of contention. Everything we hear from the left is generally put forth as a talking point and one messenger on the left sounds exactly the same as the next. The logical next question is, "do you actually listen you yourselves, and do you not see (hear) the obvious disconnect your words have with reality. We are the party of tolerance, except when conservatives are concerned, we can't tolerate anything from you. Everything, everything they say is mutually exclusive. So I...
  • Jihadi Attack in London, UK Vows to Defend 'Tolerance'(DOH!)

    03/23/2017 8:01:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 3/23/2017 | Robert Spencer
    Yet in her own response to the attack, UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd said: The British people will be united in working together to defeat those who would harm our shared values. Values of democracy, tolerance and the rule of law. Values symbolised by the Houses of Parliament. Values that will never be destroyed. To speak about tolerance with several people dead at the hands of an Islamic jihadist in London is to signal that it will be business as usual in Theresa Mays Britain: nothing will be done to confront the ideology that incites its adherents to violence and...
  • The Invention of 'heterosexuality' [Fake Science]

    03/23/2017 7:51:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/16/17 | Brandon Ambrosino
    ....heterosexuality has not always just been there. And theres no reason to imagine it will always be.... .....rebuttal to the claim that heterosexuality was invented usually involves an appeal to reproduction: it seems obvious that different-genital intercourse has existed for as long as humans have been around indeed, we wouldnt have survived this long without it. But this rebuttal assumes that heterosexuality is the same thing as reproductive intercourse. It isnt. Sex has no history, writes queer theorist David Halperin at the University of Michigan, because its grounded in the functioning of the body. Sexuality, on the other hand,...
  • Dakota Access Pipeline sabotaged in two states

    03/23/2017 7:46:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 3/22/2017 | John Sexton
    The company which built the Dakota Access Pipeline says there have been recent coordinated physical attacks on the completed pipeline which is ready to begin delivering oil this week. At least two attacks taken place within the past month. Last week, someone took a blowtorch to an above-ground section of the pipeline in South Dakota. From the Duluth News Tribune: In South Dakota, authorities received a report on March 17 that someone burned a hole through an above-ground section of an oil pipeline at a valve site just south of Sioux Falls, according to Chief Deputy Chad Brown of the...
  • Charlie Daniels: What Kind of America Do We Want to Leave for Our Children?

    03/23/2017 7:37:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 3/23/2017 | Charlie Daniels
    ....I know that people of much different political persuasions can not only get along with each other, they can be good friends, and I believe that any problem this nation faces can be resolved by sending in the cooler heads, who are willing to respect the opinions of the people across the table, listen to what each other have to offer, cull through the theories and ideas and mutually and honestly choose the ones which are the best for We The People. Unfortunately, after pondering the situation, I have come to the conclusion that there are many on both sides...

    03/23/2017 6:58:21 AM PDT · by fwdude · 30 replies
    Barbwire ^ | 23 March 2017 | Tony Perkins
    The good news for North Carolina is starting to sound like a broken record, but based on the latest business reports, HB 2 might have been the best thing that happened to the state! Tourism is thriving and the economy is expanding which is exactly the opposite of what liberals predicted. In a great Washington Times piece today, Bradford Richardson and Valerie Richardson are quick to point out that whatever boycott the Left had unleashed on the Tar Heels wasnt nearly as powerful as they thought it would be. Financial indicators released for 2016, they write, show that the...
  • Chelsea Clinton, American Wonder Woman(Thursday laugh?)

    03/23/2017 6:22:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 3/23/2017 | Ethel C. Fenig
    Is there anything Chelsea Clinton can't do? Graduate from school. Straighten her hair. Get a high powered television interview job despite no experience or background while others couldn't. Get married. Have children. (in that order.) Tweet. Get gossiped about as a potential member of Congress. Write books--or at least have her name attached to them. Get appointed vice chair the Clinton Foundation. A Wonder Woman indeed with the same accomplishments as many a female born to non-famous, non-power-couple parents. But wait...there's more!
  • Law Takes a Holiday

    03/23/2017 6:12:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 3/23/2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Sociologists in the 1980s found out that when even minor infractions were ignored -- such as the breaking of windows, or vendors walking into the street to hawk wares to motorists in a traffic jam -- misdemeanors then spiraled into felonies as lawbreakers become emboldened. A federal law states that the president can by proclamation "suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate." Yet a federal judge ruled that president Trump cannot do what the law allows in...
  • Nevada Police Union Leader Prioritizes Bloomberg Disarmament Bill over Member Oaths

    03/22/2017 8:46:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 3/21/2017 | David Codrea
    Not only did Nevadans in all but one county (and most sheriffs) not support the Bloomberg measure, it was written so poorly the FBI said there was no way they could legally cooperate. So why is a police union representing members who took oaths to support the Constitution demanding enforcement?
  • The Cornerstone Of Interior Depts Climate Strategy May Waste Millions On Duplicative Research

    03/22/2017 7:07:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies ^ | 3/21/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    Science centers that were supposed to be the cornerstone of the Department of the Interiors climate change response strategy dont have the proper controls in place to prevent wasteful spending, according to an internal audit. The inspector generals office found Interior Departments climate science centers (CSC) and landscape conservation cooperatives (LCC) could be wasting millions of taxpayer dollars on duplicative research grants. We found that CSCs and LCCs had no formal process to coordinate the prevention of duplication in research grants, which could limit accessibility of information by Federal, State, local, and private-sector decisionmakers and place DOI at increased risk...
  • Camille Paglia Says Sheryl Sandberg Is Smug and Entitled

    03/21/2017 12:12:16 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3/15/2017 | Sam Dorman
    Controversial feminist and author Camille Paglia slammed Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg as "insufferably smug," and said her book about women in the workplace was "dishonest." Paglia alleged that Sandberg concealed her "affluent lifestyle" in the book Lean In, according to a Tuesday interview in Broadly. Sandberg's feminism, according to Paglia, reflected the "excessively bourgeois or white middle-class assumptions" undergirding contemporary feminist thought. "I thought her bestselling book, Lean In, was utterly dishonest in failing to acknowledge how the affluent lifestyle of women executives like herself requires a rotating squad of servants and nannies, whom she has carefully kept invisible," Paglia...
  • Simply stated, Gorsuch is steadfast and surprising

    03/21/2017 9:40:27 AM PDT · by HKMk23 · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 02-18-2017 | Kimberly Kindy, Sari Horowitz, William Wan
    DENVER It was a horrific case. A female student had been gang-raped by football players being recruited by the University of Colorado. Now, her lawyers were trying to hold the university partly responsible, arguing it had created a hostile environment for women. A lower court had already rejected their civil rights argument. As her lawyers prepared to appeal in 2007, they had an overarching concern: a federal appellate judge named Neil Gorsuch.
  • Inside the 'billionaire bunkers' where the world's super rich will ride out the apocalypse

    03/21/2017 8:08:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 76 replies ^ | 3/21/2017 | unknown
    A growing number of the world's super rich are preparing for the apocalypse by purchasing 'doomsday bunkers'. But don't expect the one per cent to slum it out in drab, concrete dwellings as they survive the end of the world - these bunkers feature some of the most lavish layouts imaginable that are designed for the more modern survivalist. 'Your father or grandfather's bunker was not very comfortable,' Robert Vicino, CEO of Vivos, told CNN. 'They were gray. They were metal, like a ship or something military. And the truth is mankind cannot survive long-term in such a Spartan, bleak...
  • NY: Mock Slave Auction Stokes Tempers At Maplewood Elementary School

    03/21/2017 7:55:38 AM PDT · by upchuck · 33 replies
    SeeBS NY ^ | March 20, 2017
    MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) When it comes time for fifth graders to learn about the history of colonization and slavery, its always a sensitive subject. As CBS2s Jessica Layton reported, parents like Tracey Jarmon-Woods said it became even more painful after what took place in a 5th grade classroom at her sons school in Maplewood. There was a sale of a black child by white children in the classroom, Tracey Jarmon-Woods said, If youre demoralized sold on a block in 2017 it may affect you the rest of your life. A mock slave auction earlier in the month...
  • Sen. Feinstein at Gorsuch Confirmation: NRA an Extreme Organization

    03/21/2017 7:31:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 67 replies ^ | 3/20/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    During the opening day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) called the NRA an extreme organization that stands in the way of getting military-style assault weapons off our streets. Feinsteins NRA comment came after she voiced her expectations that the Supreme Court will have final say on air and water pollution and just before she addressed employers who [discriminate] against workers. CSPAN 2 aired Feinsteins comments: It is the Supreme Court that will have final word [on] whether the NRA and other extreme organizations will be able to block common sense gun...
  • Meet the New George Soros: Paul Polman, crony capitalist

    03/21/2017 7:17:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies ^ | 3/21/2017 | Monica Showalter
    Billionaire "philanthropist" George Soros has a very successful model. He's set up think-tanks, advocacy shops, and phony democracy groups to promote his left-wing hobbyhorses letting convicts out of prison, legalizing drugs, promoting LGBTQ social engineering, pushing his version of democracy via "color revolutions," ending any meaningful definition of citizenship, swinging the Catholic Church toward materialistic socialism, incentivizing welfare over work, financing racial rage and identity politics, promoting the E.U. and other super-states, promoting atheism, financing global elites and their vast salaries the full Uniworld Insta-Swede Eurotrashia vision. Well, he's got company. Lifezette's Polizette believes that his successor may...
  • US limits carry-on electronics on some US-bound flights

    03/21/2017 6:32:52 AM PDT · by pabianice · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/21/17 | Caldwell
    WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. government, citing unspecified threats, is barring passengers on nonstop, U.S.-bound flights from eight mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries from bringing laptops, tablets and electronic devices on board in carry-on bags. Passengers flying to the United States from 10 airports will be allowed only cellphones and smartphones in the passenger cabins, senior Trump administration officials said. Larger electronic items must be checked. The rules took effect Tuesday morning and airlines will have until 3 a.m. EDT Saturday to implement them or face being barred from flying to the United States, the officials said. They...
  • Watch: Migrants and Far Left Join Forces to Attack Paris Police with Flares, Petrol Bombs

    03/20/2017 7:57:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | March 20, 2017 | Jack Montgomery
    Algerian flags mingled with Antifa banners as migrants and left wing extremists gathered on the streets of Paris to attack police and protest deportations in a March for Justice and Dignity. The event was nominally organised to protest alleged police brutality in the case of an individual identified in the media as Tho but despite that individual speaking out against the escalating violence in France, marchers used the occasion as an opportunity to bombard police with Molotov cocktails and burning flares in extraordinary scenes on Sunday.
  • Senator Who Owns 3 Houses Rails Against Americans Who 'Worship Wealth'

    03/20/2017 6:44:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/20/2017 | Rick Moran
    The Socialist senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, set off a Twitterstorm yesterday with a tweet that was hard to believe. We are living in a nation which worships wealth rather than caring for the poor. I don't think that is the nation we should be living in. Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 18, 2017 Needless to say, this towering hypocrisy did not go unnoticed in the Twitterverse: @BernieSanders Says the man who owns 3 homes one which cost over $600,000. I'm guessing you have homeless people you're housing? Do as I say, not as I do? lc65265 (@lc65265) March 18,...
  • Calexit? Jerry Brown Asks Trump for Aid for the 4th Time

    03/20/2017 10:46:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 3/20/2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    California Gov. Jerry Brown asked President Donald Trump on Sunday for federal emergency assistance for the fourth time in just two months since the new administration took office, putting the nascent CalExit movement in a difficult position.
  • Trump Provides Teachable Moments

    03/20/2017 6:19:36 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 20, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    There's a reason why nobody really noticed when major media outlets dropped their education beats: They weren't doing much to begin with, other than recycling public school press releases. You can get a flavor of this by perusing the articles that the so-called mainstream media occasionally publish on education. For example, the Associated Press (AP), in a story that got a lot of pick up, reported on March 16, 2017 that "Teaching current events in the age of President Donald Trump has become fraught with peril for some educators who have interjected their personal political beliefs into the classroom." "A...
  • Country Duo Mocks Snowflakes with 'I've Got Friends in Safe Spaces'

    03/19/2017 9:00:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 3/18/2017 | Debra Heine
    A conservative comedy duo has turned the Garth Brooks classic "Friends in Low Places" into a hysterical anthem mocking special snowflakes. The musical parody by Chad Prather and Steve "Mudflap" McGrew hit the web last week, and the pair has taken their satirical song on the road for their "Friends in Safe Spaces" comedy tour. A few sample lyrics include... I've got friends in safe spaces. If you don't go with us, then you must be racist. Come on in and let's be cozy. Showin' off participation trophies. Blame it all on our roots, we never wore boots, we never...
  • Jihad Fantasy: Could This Be My Child?(recruitment)

    03/19/2017 8:05:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 3/19/2017 | Valerie Greenfeld
    The signs of jihadi indoctrination include suddenly quitting smoking, drinking, consuming pork; spending a lot of time in chat rooms; a sudden interest in learning about Islam or Arabic; a change in friendships; spending a large amount of time at a mosque or Islamic cultural center; judging others' behavior as not sanctioned by Allah; a change from Western clothing styles; and no longer listening to music or watching television. Parents should heed these red flags and speak frankly to their children about all types of influences and outside dangers. As indoctrination progresses, it penetrates the psyche so deeply that once...