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  • What the Left Did Last Week

    04/15/2014 2:12:49 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4-15-2014 | Dennis Prager
    In his column last week, Charles Krauthammer crossed a line. He declared the American left totalitarian. He is correct. Totalitarianism is written into the left's DNA. Krauthammer wrote about a left-wing petition "bearing more than 110,000 signatures delivered to the [Washington] Post demanding a ban on any article questioning global warming." He concluded: "I was gratified by the show of intolerance because it perfectly illustrated my argument that the left is entering a new phase of ideological agitation -- no longer trying to win the debate but stopping debate altogether, banishing from public discourse any and all opposition. The proper...
  • Communism & progressivism

    04/13/2014 5:42:59 PM PDT · by crazylibertarian · 10 replies
    April 13, 2014 | Roderick T. Beaman
    A progressive talk show host this past week did a partial review of Karl Marx’s ten recommendations to establish communist society. He discussed the abolition of rights of inheritance, not completely dismissing it. He also discussed the progressive income tax which he endorsed; of course no self-respecting progressive would ever disagree with that. It is a cornerstone of progressivism. The analog would be that when you go to the grocer’s. The check out clerk would ask for your income statement before determining the charges. He did admit that Marx wanted to destroy all rights of property; mighty charitable of him....
  • RAND PAUL TO CALIFORNIA REPUBLICANS: EVOLVE, ADAPT, OR DIE

    04/06/2014 5:43:23 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 308 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2014 | GOP-e Sen. Rand Paul
    Evolve, adapt or die. That is the fate of our current Republican party. We must evolve as a party and find a way to attract millennials to the conservative movement or we will never succeed in realizing our ideals of individual freedom and freedom from government interference. Initially, I received criticism from political pundits for speaking to non-traditional audiences. I was told it was a waste of time to reach out to these audiences, specifically students from both Howard University and University of California, Berkeley. My response is this: I have never been one to watch the world go by...
  • You Can’t Spell “Progressive” without an “S.S.”

    04/05/2014 9:32:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/5/2014 | Tim Dunkin
    Sinclair Lewis was wrong—when fascism came to America, it was actually wrapped in a rainbow flag and wearing an ascot. How else can one describe the ongoing left-wing commitment to the stamping out of free speech, whenever that speech contradicts the gay agenda, as well as other parts of the “progressive” platform? With the resignation of newly minted Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, the “progressive” Left, especially its social wing, has once again shown itself to be the enforcers a political correctness in speech and thought that ought to be chilling to any person who actually cares about individual liberty. It’s...
  • Keith Ellison (D-MN 5) – KeyWiki Progressive/Marxist Profiles

    03/25/2014 4:40:40 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 5 replies
    http://www.trevorloudon.com ^ | March 25, 2014 | Trevor Loudon
    Catch award-winning, acclaimed author, Trevor Loudon with Glenn Beck on TheBlaze TV March 26th at 5:00 PM EST KeyWiki.org Page: http://keywiki.org/index.php/Keith_Ellison Election Facts for 2014: • Party – Democrat • State – Minnesota • Location – Minnesota 5 • First Elected – 2006 • Candidates in 2014: Keith Ellison – D – Incumbent Undeclared No Declared Opposition Listed Keith Maurice Ellison is a Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 5th District of Minnesota. He is also a Co-Chair on the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and of the...
  • Zero Tolerance, Evil Objects, and the Psychosis of the Left

    03/19/2014 4:26:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3-19-2014 | Jeffrey T. Brown
    Indeed, in the example of guns, they expressly believe that some firearms possess quantifiably greater evil than others, depending entirely on their appearance, despite being lifeless objects. An equivalent belief would be that a paring knife is certainly evil, but a carving knife is purely demonic. To a rational person, such an unhinged thought process more than merely hints at lunacy. Inanimate objects do not possess inherent evil. It can’t be built in, absorbed or grown inside a gun. In fact, the only things on Earth that have that ability are people. And yet, despite living in a world defined...
  • Making Sense of an Apparently Senseless Foreign Policy

    03/07/2014 7:29:23 AM PST · by Tugo · 11 replies
    Michael's Blog ^ | March 7, 2014 | Michael Youssef, Phd
    A segment of the American public must be yelling expletives whenever the results of our apparently incoherent foreign policy show up on their TV screens. Many can only react to our dealings with Syria, Iran, Libya, Israel, and now Russia with bewilderment and anger. The news outlets that are balanced keep replaying the words of Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney, four years apart, predicting Russia’s intentions toward Ukraine. Watching those statements leaves us baffled as to why the mainstream media lampooned them when they accurately and perceptively anticipated Russia’s deviant move. But let me explain what’s going on. It does...
  • Mike Huckabee to Common Core Creators: Rebrand, Don't Retreat

    02/21/2014 1:38:51 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 1, 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Though former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told his Fox News Channel audience in early December he was no longer supporting the Common Core standards for which he had avidly campaigned, his message to one of the groups that created the standards was different.According to The Washington Post, at a recent meeting of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), one of the organizations that created the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Huckabee urged state education officials to get rid of the “Common Core” name because it has become “toxic.” As the Post indicates, however, Huckabee still intends to support...
  • ‘Progressivism’: the greatest source of death and terror in the twentieth century

    02/16/2014 8:19:03 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 14, 2014 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    George Orwell Margaret Sanger Hilary Clinton Very prominent "progressive " Catholic theologian Hans Kung Editor's Note: The terms "progressive" and "progressivism" are being widely used in the secular and religious worlds. Most people hearing these words have no idea of their manipulative context and what many who use them actually intend them to mean. "Progressivism" has a political/historical background that must be understood by pro-life, pro-family people and people of faith in order to prevent them from falling prey to its dangerous agendas. We asked George Neumayr to write this instructive piece for the benefit of all LifeSiteNews readers. After...
  • Meet the 99.999999 Percent: They’re worried about jobs and growth, not inequality.

    02/10/2014 8:46:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/10/2014 | James Pethokoukis
    Forget about the 1 percent versus the 99 percent. It’s really more like the 0.000001 percent versus everybody else. A tiny group — mostly comprising the Obama White House, a bunch of Washington Democrats, progressive economists, and the media elite — continues to fixate on income inequality as America’s greatest challenge. Most everybody else, the 99.999999 percent, sees things differently. Surveys continue to show Americans most worried about jobs and economic growth, not the income gap between the top and bottom. It’s a rational view given new employment data from the government. The January jobs report showed only 113,000 net...
  • You Can’t Save the World

    02/01/2014 4:41:40 PM PST · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 1-31-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    For only ten dollars a day or a month you can feed all the starving children in Africa. For only the price of a cup of coffee a year, you can make sure that no one in Kansas City ever goes hungry again. For just a third of your paycheck, you can subsidize a vast bureaucracy that will conduct studies on the best way to save the world and then come up with proposals that will only cost you half your paycheck. This misplaced philanthropic confidence is the idiot stepchild of a free enterprise society where anything can be accomplished...
  • The Liberal Hate for Duck Dynasty

    01/28/2014 5:16:43 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 6 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | RightWingPatriot
    For a group that proclaims loudly that they're the only tolerant group, ideologically speaking, it seems that progressive liberals are obsessed with hate. They viciously go after any group or individual that does not adhere to the groupthink that liberals adhere to. This bellicose attitude is easily seen at how vicious the progressive left goes after the Duck Dynasty tv show on A&E. If you were a sane person, you would wonder at the level of vitriol and venom spewed towards the show. After all, liberals know that nobody listens to the opinions of rednecks and hillbillies. Yet the hate...
  • Gay Marriages Interrupt Grammys' Universal Reach

    01/26/2014 9:50:52 PM PST · by servo1969 · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood ^ | 1-26-2014 | Christian Toto
    While the Oscars routinely go political and the VMAs pull out all the shock stops, the annual Grammys telecast eschews overtly dividing moments. Assuming you don't mind musical genre mashups worth rubbernecking over. Tonight, LL Cool J emceed another Grammys telecast aimed at the widest audience possible until rappers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis sang Same Love while 33 couples--both straight and gay--got married. "This song is a love song not for some of us, but for all of us," said Queen Latifah who officiated the live wedding in front of a church-like setting complete a gospel choir. "Strip away the...
  • AARP: One More Big Brother?

    01/22/2014 11:02:42 AM PST · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1-22-2014 | Patty Ellis
    Now that ObamaCare is having an enormously detrimental effect on the health care seniors can expect, it is most assuredly time for us to give credit where credit is due. The role our devoted AARP has played in this national fiasco is without question. From that same article... "What motivated AARP, given its membership of 37 million people 50 years old and older was clearly opposed to ObamaCare? The answer appears to be: pure ideology." Ideology, indeed. In breathless anticipation of an unrealistic nirvana some wacky professor opened their childish eyes to many moons ago, these radicals sworn to "fundamentally...
  • Wendy Davis’ ex-husband: “They’ve asked me not to talk to reporters”

    01/20/2014 4:12:57 PM PST · by servo1969 · 60 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1-20-2014 | William A. Jacobson
    But he didn’t listen to the campaign, and the result is the implosion of Wendy Davis’ personal and political narratives Wendy Davis, the progressive movement’s Texas darling because of her pro-late term abortion filibuster, is withering under revelations that much of her narrative of struggle and financial hardship is misleading at best, fabricated at worst. The wagons are being circled around her with claims of a War on Women and sexism … all because the truth has come out via an interview with her husband by the Dallas Morning News, and other investigation. There even are accusations by Texas Democratic...
  • When Beliefs are Non-Falsifiable and Infallible

    01/09/2014 10:08:54 PM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Stately McDaniel Manor ^ | 1-5-2014 | Mike McDaniel
    credit: calguns.net Dealing as I do in the fetid fever swamp of politics, I often confront ideologues, people who are absolutely convinced of the supremacy and rightness of their position, no matter what.  My favorite Bookworm recently wrote an informative article on this very subject, via the gun control debate.  If you’ve not read her work, it’s surely worth your time, particularly so because while she still lives in California–Marin particularly–she is a recovering Progressive (she’s recovering nicely, thank you).My former Confederate Yankee co-blogger, Bob Owens, incorporated this observation into the CY masthead: Because liberalism is a persistent vegetative state....
  • Chris Christie Fires 'Stupid' and 'Deceitful' Staffer, Apologizes to New Jersey

    01/09/2014 11:37:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    US News ^ | 01/09/2014 | REBEKAH METZLER
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was unequivocal in his condemnation of the actions taken by some of his staffers last fall to exact political retribution by closing George Washington Bridge traffic lanes and causing major backups, but he continued to deny any prior knowledge of the plot in a press conference Thursday. Christie began by apologizing to the people of Fort Lee and New Jersey, and said he would be traveling to Fort Lee later Thursday to repeat his sentiment directly to the most affected community. "I am embarrassed and humiliated by the conduct of some of the people on...
  • KNOW YOUR ENEMY: MoveOn.org Director Presents (Relentlessly) Progressive Agenda for 2014...

    01/07/2014 2:22:47 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Good to know what powerful far-left loons like Ann Galland -executive director of MoveOn.org Civic Action- are up to... I assume they're moving to become more underhanded and disingenuous than ever heading into this vital election year of 2014, seeing as the Obama record has destroyed every feasible argument -and broken every promise- the progs ever had... Ms (insert militant feminist fist here) Galland delivered a rambling 2014 manifesto on CSPAN last weekend, where she laid-out plans that betray what part of our society the left will be laying-waste to this year- if we let them.  It really shows you what a...
  • Conrad Black: What would Woodrow Wilson say?

    01/05/2014 9:08:24 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 61 replies
    National Post ^ | January 4, 2014 | Conrad Black
    Woodrow Wilson is widely disparaged as an ineffectual dreamer. But as A. Scott Berg’s newly published biography of the 28th President of the United States (excerpted recently on these pages) makes clear, Wilson was in fact an exceptional leader. He founded the Federal Reserve, enacted the Clayton Antitrust Act, reduced tariffs, and tried admirably to veto the lunacy of Prohibition. He is rivaled only by Thomas Jefferson, and perhaps John Quincy Adams, as the greatest intellect ever to occupy the White House. He composed his own speeches and delivered them ex tempore — often with overpowering eloquence. More important, Wilson...
  • The resurgent progressives

    01/02/2014 3:43:12 AM PST · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 2, 2014 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    The reemergence of a Democratic left will be one of the major stories of 2014. Moderates, don’t be alarmed. The return of a viable, vocal left will actually be good news for the political center. For a long time, the American conversation has been terribly distorted because an active, uncompromising political right has not had to face a comparably influential left. As a result, our entire debate has been dragged in a conservative direction, meaning that the center has been pulled that way, too.
  • Organizing for Action contest rules show inconsistency of progressive principles

    12/29/2013 10:43:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    examiner ^ | 12/29/13
    “Friend,” a Saturday email from Organizing for Action National Organizing Director Sara El-Amine began. “You're going to want to go to this party.” OFA is the successor to Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign and Organizing for America, which itself “evolved” from the 2008 Obama for America campaign. So why are they calling me “friend”? Probably for the same reason that old fraud John McCain does. They want money. But why are they writing to me for it? I keep myself on email lists, not just from the RNC and DNC, but from all kinds of groups I like to keep...
  • Huckabee Promotes GOP-E, Demeans Conservatives

    12/29/2013 5:41:11 AM PST · by xzins · 41 replies
    Vanity | 29 Dec 13 | Xzins
    I've noticed for a while now that Huckabee has picked up the meme of the GOP-E that conservatives are injuring the Republican Party. That was the point of liberal Scot Brown on his show this week...normalizing a liberal. I've also noticed a few articles saying the Hucklebug is again interested in running for office. This probably means that Huck knows where the moneyed cronies are and has to curry favor with them. I've watched, and I always come away with the impression that the huckleberry points the finger at conservatives, at those who would primary the GOP establishment turncoats, and...
  • The Internet Arguing Checklist

    12/27/2013 5:08:42 AM PST · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    Monster Hunter Nation ^ | 9-20-2013 | Larry Correia
    Do you ever find yourself arguing with liberals on the internet? Are you tired of people telling you about how awesome free healthcare is for the economy? Or how you should just shut up and pay your fair share because crack whores need iPhones too? Or how we should ban the super ultra-deadly assault rifle AR-15 shotgun Glock? Or been asked why do you hate old people, you cismale gendernormative fascist, hatey-McHaterton-hatey-hate-hatemongering racist? Have you grown frustrated because arguing with the willfully ignorant is like repeatedly punching a really dumb cactus? Well, I’ve prepared a handy checklist so you can...
  • BEEP, BEEP, BEEP.. NATIONAL EMERGENCY!.. NUCLEAR LIBERALISM.. EMINENT

    12/10/2013 2:47:07 PM PST · by carlo3b · 25 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | Dec. 10 2013 | Carlo3b
    BEEP, BEEP, BEEP.. NATIONAL EMERGENCY!.. NUCLEAR LIBERALISM.. EMINENT With the economy at a DEFCON 3 STATUS, neither our elected Representatives, nor the American electorate, appear to be justifiably ALARMED, or unaware, unprepared, or just unwilling, to pull us back from the brink.. I, as an adult, and a patriot, refuse to believe any intelligent citizen, would willingly allow our National decline without at least an effort to recover.. No matter the cause, or the origin of the problems, which are no longer debatable, the evidence is overwhelming that our Nation is in dire straits, and heading for a cliff.. One...
  • Ace of Spades' Talking Points for Talking With Your Obnoxious Progressive Family Members About

    11/26/2013 9:50:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    ace of spades ^ | 11/26/13 | ace
    1. Hey remember when you said that Obamacare was going to work great, and then, when people asked you how it actually worked, you sort of implied they were stupid for not knowing, and yet you never provided any evidence that you had any idea of how it was supposed to work yourself? Yeah, you were wrong to do that. 2. Remember when you called me crazy for saying Obama wanted to "spread the wealth around," based on not a scrap of evidence except for Obama himself saying he wanted to spread the wealth around? Yeah, there's a NYT article...
  • Libertarian Larry Elder tells Bill Maher to stop calling himself a Libertarian

    11/17/2013 8:21:18 PM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 17, 2013 | Larry Elder
    Libertarian Larry Elder tells Bill Maher to stop calling himself a Libertarian
  • Recall: Governor Hickenlooper (Colorado)

    11/13/2013 12:41:23 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 12 replies
    Tancredo for Governor ^ | 11/13/13 | Tancredo for Governor
    I received this in my inbox (email) and I don't know if it is possible to actually recall this governor, or if this is just campaign solicitation BUT if possible surely you all can try to recall your horrible Gov? (Disclaimer: I don't live in Colorado, but have family there)!~
  • Barack Obama and the Bad Ideas of Progressivism

    10/17/2013 7:08:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 17, 2013 | Bruce Thornton
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Barack Obama and the Bad Ideas of ProgressivismPosted By Bruce Thornton On October 17, 2013 @ 12:52 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments Barack Obama’s serial gross incompetence has elicited all sorts of explanatory theories. He’s a closet socialist, an Alinskyite radical, a secret Muslim, or an anti-American internationalist. Though some of Obama’s words and deeds give support to all these speculations, I prefer a simpler explanation. Obama is a Progressive––not a vague “progressive,” the elastic moniker liberals started using when the word “liberal” became politically toxic. I mean a Progressive of the...
  • George Will: Obama sparks ‘hyper partisanship’ with progressivism, has no second term agenda

    10/13/2013 1:27:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 13, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    Washington Post columnist George Will suggested on “Fox News Sunday” placed blame for “hyper partisanship” that plagues Washington, D.C. on President Barack Obama’s progressive, polarizing politics. Moderator Chris Wallace at suggested the tense atmosphere could either be the result of gerrymandering or an aspect of American culture. Will disagreed, pointing to Obama as the source. “It’s not that simple,” Will replied. “The fact is, we have a very polarizing president. I’m not criticizing him for this. He’s a progressive. He exists to enlarge the power of government as an engine of the redistribution wealth and opportunity. That’s his agenda. He’s...
  • Grijalva, Barber Condemn $40 Billion Cut To Food Stamp Program

    09/20/2013 1:29:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies
    tucsonweekly.com ^ | September 20, 2013
    Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) and CPC Whip Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) voted against the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013, H.R. 3102, a Republican bill to drastically cut nutrition programs. .... “Some of my Republican colleagues want to cut food assistance for needy families instead of closing business tax loopholes as a way to save money,” said Rep. Grijalva. “There's a basic question of fairness and who our country looks out for here. If you think more corporate tax cuts are the answer, go ahead and say so,...
  • San Diego Dem Chair: But We've Waited So Long for a Progressive Agenda (filthy Filner alert)

    07/28/2013 10:21:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Brietbart News ^ | July 28, 2013 | Elizabeth Sheld
    Francine Busby, Chair of that San Diego Democrat Party, told the New York Times that the party was giving Mayor Filner the "benefit of doubt" because they were so excited to have someone in office pushing a progressive agenda. "Democrats aren’t going to give him a pass, but may be willing to give him the benefit of the doubt because we’ve waited so long, nearly 20 years, for a mayor who could put forward a progressive agenda," she said. "But this doesn’t erase what he’s done," she said. "I don’t know if it’s enough at this point." (Translation: Close...
  • Nuns in Arms! Sr. Fiedler runs down Archbp. Sartain as the LCWR Games begin

    08/13/2013 3:01:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | August 13, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The inimitable Sr. Maureen Fiedler has taken it upon her broad shoulder to be spokesone for the LCWR.Sr. Maureen Fiedler We know that a past mentor of the LCWR is annoyed that Archbp. Sartain (appointed by the CDF to keep his eyes on the nuns) is attending the proceedings (starting today) at the Caribe Royale in Orlando. HEREThe old guard is piping up.From the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) with my emphases and comments: LCWR: The coming assembly Maureen Fiedler | Aug. 13, 2013The website of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) offers this headline: “We welcome new members...
  • Rep. Ellison (Dim): ‘There’s Plenty of Money, It’s Just The Government Doesn’t Have It’

    08/03/2013 9:21:07 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 64 replies
    CNSNews ^ | Aug 2, 2013 | By Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) told a gathering of Democrats, “The bottom line is we’re not broke, there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it.” Ellison was discussing his ‘Inclusive Prosperity Act’ measure at the July 25th Progressive Democrats of America roundtable in Washington. “People like, George Soros, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Paul Krugman, Joe Stiglitz, Jeffrey Sax, Dean Baker, Robert Poland, Larry Summers have said they all support a transaction tax,” Ellison said. “The bottom line is we’re not broke, there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it,” Ellison continued, “The government...
  • ‘He Is a Progressive Radical Above All Else’

    07/31/2013 7:26:40 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/31/2013 | Erica Ritz
    Dr. Reza Aslan’s newly released book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,” has been at the center of considerable controversy in recent days after shooting to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list. NPR billed the work as “Christ in context,” while a number of Christians are criticizing its portrayal of Jesus as inaccurate and misleading. Wednesday night on TheBlaze TV, Glenn Beck gave his own perspective on the issue, arguing that Aslan is one in a long line of progressives seeking to re-write history. “From naming streets after communist labor activist Caesar Chavez to making movies glorifying...
  • The Benefits of a Classical Education

    07/25/2013 4:28:35 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | 25 July 2013 | Fr. James Thornton
    While a "progressive" education highlights perceived societal flaws and teaches what to think, a classical education emphasizes cultural bulwarks and teaches how to think. The Benefits of a Classical Education The New American 25 July 2013 Since the end of the Second World War, and especially since the mid-1960s, America has been deluged with seemingly endless stories of the failure of its educational system. Testing reveals that there exists a significant percentage of high-school graduates who cannot identify the Pacific Ocean on an unlabeled map of the world, who do not know that Abraham Lincoln served as president of...
  • The Law Means Nothing to These People

    07/11/2013 6:54:43 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7-11-2013 | Jon N. Hall
    President Obama has just nullified, all by his lonesome, a provision in a duly-enacted law: the employer mandate in ObamaCare. It's one thing to give priority to enforcing one law over another, such as stressing interdiction of cocaine over marijuana. But to just cancel a law is quite another matter. In "Obama's never-mind presidency" on July 5 in the Washington Post, George Will writes: Although the Constitution has no Article VIII, the administration acts as though there is one that reads: "Notwithstanding all that stuff in other articles about how laws are made, if a president finds a law politically...
  • Beating Back the Progressive Republicans With Their Own Bludgeon

    07/07/2013 4:29:25 PM PDT · by Kolath · 16 replies
    Mark America ^ | 7-7-2013 | Mark America
    There has been a great deal of discussion over the last week concerning the remarks made by Governor Palin in answer to a question from Josh Painter, regarding the possibility of a new party to supplant the GOP. As Steve Deace covers in his own cost/benefit analysis of the idea, there are a few practical considerations to leaving the Republican Party that make for a gargantuan series of problems, including effectively surrendering the whole governance of the country to the Democrats in the short run. As Deace also explains quite effectively, if we don’t change the direction of the country,...
  • 4th of July Meditation: Why Socialists Hurt Education

    07/04/2013 11:32:17 AM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 11 replies
    http://edfrontier.blogspot.com ^ | July 3, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    One bizarre aspect of any discussion about public education is that everybody tiptoes around the real reason why the schools are mediocre. We spend billions of dollars. Millions of people work in this area. The whole country embraces public education. So why do we have low literacy rates, widespread ignorance among ordinary citizens about simple things, etc., etc.?? The people in charge can’t be trying to do a good job. Put another way, whatever it is these people mean by “education” is not what most parents want for their kids. John Dewey and everybody else in charge of public education...
  • FDR 'Covered Up Soviet Atrocity to Appease Stalin'

    06/27/2013 9:25:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10 Sep 2012
    American POWS sent secret coded messages to Washington with news of a Soviet atrocity: In 1943 they saw rows of corpses in an advanced state of decay in the Katyn forest, on the western edge of Russia, proof that the killers could not have been the Nazis who had only recently occupied the area. The testimony about the infamous massacre of Polish officers might have lessened the tragic fate that befell Poland under the Soviets, some scholars believe. Instead, it mysteriously vanished into the heart of American power. The long-held suspicion is that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt didn't want to...
  • The Progressive's Bit by Bit Strategy

    06/25/2013 11:22:06 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 June 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    There's a move on to prohibit Washington's football team from calling itself "Redskins," even though a 2009 U.S. Supreme Court decision said that it has that right. Bit by Bit Strategy Walter E. Williams | The New American 26 June 2013 There's a move on to prohibit Washington's football team from calling itself "Redskins," even though a 2009 U.S. Supreme Court decision said that it has that right. Now the name change advocates are turning to the political arena and intimidation. The NCAA has already banned the University of North Dakota from calling its football team the "Fighting Sioux."...
  • Confirmed: IRS Director Werfel Lied – Progressive Groups DID NOT Receive Same Scrutiny

    06/25/2013 9:59:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-25-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Yesterday IRS commissioner Danny Werfel told reporters the agency’s “Be on the lookout” list included not just conservative groups but progressive groups as well. Werfel also told reporters the IRS did not find evidence of intentional wrongdoing by anyone in the agency. Yet, this is not accurate. The Inspector General report in May already confirmed that the agency was inappropriately targeting “conservative” groups. What Werfel did not disclose was that the IRS list allowed “progressive” groups to be approved on the spot while agents were told to send conservative applications to Washington DC. Eliana Johnson at The Corner reported: Acting...
  • CNN Reports: IRS Also Targeted 'Progressive' Groups For Tax- Exempt Applications

    06/24/2013 9:24:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/25/13 | Matt Wilstein
    With the new acting commissioner of the IRS Daniel Werfel releasing the first report on the agency’s targeting of conservative groups comes a big revelation: liberal groups received very similar treatment. CNN’s Dana Bash reported Monday afternoon that the term “progressive” was used by the IRS, in addition to conservative buzz words like “tea party” and “patriot” to identify applications by groups for tax-exempt status. As Bash pointed out, “this is a very big development with regard to the IRS controversy because of course we have seen hearings and investigations for months now looking into why conservative groups
  • Why Liberals Kill (We have a change agent in the White House)

    06/21/2013 10:00:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6-21-2013 | Selwyn Duke
    "Liberal institutions straightaway cease from being liberal the moment they are soundly established: once this is attained no more grievous and more thorough enemies of freedom exist than liberal institutions." This quotation's author, Friedrich Nietzsche, was no traditionalist himself; in fact, he was a harsh critic of Christianity who coined the phrase "God is dead." Yet he knew that your republic would be dead the day liberals assumed enough power within it. This understanding is necessary to properly evaluate the current Obama administration scandals involving NSA surveillance and IRS abuses. Critics' main focus has been debating what power the government...
  • Greenfield: Angry Liberals in America

    06/20/2013 3:30:03 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 90 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Angry Liberals in America Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell is staring at me with the uncontrolled intensity usually reserved for serial killers and time-share salesmen. "We know how to get the country back to work. The government needs to lead the way." He folds a napkin in what looks like some expensive oyster bar, but is probably just a television studio backdrop. "The government has to get us back to work." O'Donnell already has a job. His job is to yell angry things on MSNBC. Most of his listeners...
  • Understanding Liberals and Progressives

    06/05/2013 2:28:19 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6-5-2013 | Walter E. Williams
    In order to understand the liberal and progressive agenda, one must know something about their world vision and values. Let's examine some of the evidence. Why the 1970s struggle to ban DDT? Alexander King, founder of the Malthusian Club of Rome, wrote in a 1990 biographical essay: "My own doubts came when DDT was introduced for civilian use. In Guyana, within two years, it had almost eliminated malaria, but at the same time the birth rate had doubled. So my chief quarrel with DDT, in hindsight, is that it has greatly added to the population problem." Dr. Charles Wurster, former...
  • Trey Gowdy: Holder has become nothing but a political tool, a sycophant for the progressive movement

    06/02/2013 1:47:31 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 42 replies
    The Right Scoop via Fox News ^ | 6-1-2013 | The Right Scoop
    Trey Gowdy was on with Judge Jeanine Pirro tonight after her fantastic monologue and noted that during her monologue he was filled with “an overarching sense of sadness that the DOJ has been politicized and is the subject of ridicule and scorn and a lack of confidence.” Then he added this about Holder: And then I think of the top law enforcement official in the country and there are discussions of criminal conduct and he’s become nothing, in my judgement, but a poltiical tool. He’s not a prosecutor, he’s a political sycophant for the progressive movement and it is sad...
  • I Finally Understand the Word "Progressive".

    05/27/2013 10:47:51 AM PDT · by zencycler · 36 replies
    vanity | 5/27/2013 | self
    Conservative, Liberal, Libertarian, Anarchist, Socialist - all these words have relevance to the beliefs held by those who ascribe to these labels. But what of the word "Progressive"? I've often wondered about the relevance of this word. After all, on its face it seems to imply one is in favor of "Progress". But that seems silly, since its like saying one is in favor of Goodness, or Success, or Health - we are all in favor of these, although we may disagree on how to achieve those shared goals. So saying one is in favor of "Progress" doesn't really mean...
  • The Book of Progressive Chauvinism: Rules for Usurpers

    05/26/2013 7:06:52 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 5-26-13 | Oleg Atbashian
    There is a reason why snobby elites on the Upper West Side of Manhattan generously donate to leftist causes and support leftist politicians. Snobs and radicals often act in accord because they are not opposites, as some believe, but rather spiritual cousins - equally despising "the bourgeois," sharing a low view of humanity as herd animals, and sorting people not on their individual merits but by color, income, occupation, ethnicity, gender, and any other characteristic except the content of their minds. Elitists share the presumption that people of the world cannot think for themselves and have no room in their...
  • Sweden: Fifth Night Of Rioting In Stockholm

    05/24/2013 10:28:26 AM PDT · by granada · 46 replies
    The Skynews, UK ^ | 1:27pm UK, Friday 24 May 2013 | The Skynews UK
    Rioters took to the streets of Sweden for the fifth night in a row on Thursday, torching cars, shops, schools and a police station. Firefighters were dispatched to 70 different location across Stockholm in response to blazes started by groups of youths. Two schools, including a Montessori school, were set on fire in two suburbs of the Swedish capital and up to 15 car fires were reported at locations across the city and beyond. The unrest began on Sunday night after the fatal shooting of a 69-year-old man in an area with a high population of immigrants. The man was...
  • The IRS and the Drive to Stop Free Speech

    05/21/2013 3:27:44 PM PDT · by T.Bourne · 21 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/20/2013 | David Rivkin and Lee Casey
    The unfolding IRS scandal is a symptom, not the disease.For decades, campaign-finance reform zealots have sought to limit core political speech through spending limits and disclosure requirements. More recently, they have claimed that it is wrong and dangerous for tax-exempt entities to engage in political speech. The Obama administration shares these views, especially when conservative, small-government organizations are involved, and the IRS clearly got the message. While the agency must be investigated and reformed, the ultimate cure for these abuses is to unshackle political speech by all groups, including tax-exempt ones, from arbitrary and unconstitutional government regulation. Beginning in March...