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  • George & the Dragon Slayer

    02/20/2017 7:26:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/20/17 | Joan Swirsky
    All of these forces, individually or collectively, are simply not as smart, as savvy, as powerful, or as persuasive as President Trump and his minions. My bet has always been and remains on the dragon slayer! The original story of Saint George and the Dragon dates back to the 7th century, the narrative maintaining that in a fictitious town in Libya there lived a king who chose to appease the evil dragon in the town’s lake that was poisoning the countryside. With the agreement of his subjects, the appeasement involved feeding the dragon two sheep every day. But when there...
  • No Republicans Need Apply

    02/12/2017 2:12:32 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 26 replies
    NRO ^ | 12 Feb 2017 | Kevin Williamson
    One of the less understood criticisms of progressivism is that it is totalitarian, not in the sense that kale-eating Brooklynites want to build prison camps for political nonconformists (except for the ones who want to lock up global-warming skeptics) but in the sense that it assumes that there is no life outside of politics, that there is no separate sphere of private life, and that church, family, art, and much else properly resides within that sphere. Earlier this week, I expressed what seemed to me an unobjectionable opinion: that politics has a place, that politics should be kept in its...
  • The Left Hates You. Act Accordingly.

    02/08/2017 5:32:35 PM PST · by vannrox · 37 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9FEB17 | Tyler Durden
    They hate you. Leftists don’t merely disagree with you. They don’t merely feel you are misguided. They don’t think you are merely wrong. They hate you. They want you enslaved and obedient, if not dead. Once you get that, everything that is happening now will make sense. And you will understand what you need to be ready to do. You are normal, and therefore a heretic. You refuse to bow to their idols, to subscribe to their twisted catechisms, to praise their false gods. This is unforgivable. You must burn. Crazy talk? Just ask them. Go ahead. Go on social...
  • Trummp’s Victory Is a Pivotal Turning Point in Human History(ZOMBIE assessment)

    02/04/2017 8:15:06 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    zombietime.com ^ | 12/19/2016 | Zombie
    Donald Trump’s victory in November was not only the most important election result of our lifetimes, but ranks as one of the most significant events in recorded history, on par with the French Revolution or the fall of the Berlin Wall. And I’ll tell you why. Western society is super-saturated with leftist propaganda. Politically astute non-leftists see it everywhere and complain about it incessantly — because it is ubiquitous. In fact, most of our waking hours are spent noticing, commenting upon, getting outraged by and then futilely combatting the endless, relentless leftist slant to everything in modern culture. Every news...
  • Dear Liberals, Progressives, Socialists, this clip's for you

    01/26/2017 6:45:19 AM PST · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 2 replies
    I keep reading posts about Libs heads exploding so this clip is dedicated to that thought.
  • Progressives Have A Secret Tech Weapon In The Fight Against Trump

    01/26/2017 6:29:44 AM PST · by beejaa · 52 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 1/25/17 | Emily Peck, Ryan Grim
    It’s the left’s secret weapon in the continuing resistance. While Facebook is getting a lot of the credit for making last weekend’s Women’s March happen, a somewhat obscure tech platform called the Action Network was critical to organizers’ efforts. And in the wake of that worldwide protest, the platform is already helping to push the movement forward. A nonprofit created by progressives who hoped to build a political movement with staying power, the Action Network offers tools for sending emails, organizing marches and events, fundraising, creating petitions, conducting surveys and connecting with other organizers. Activists who use the tools can...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown Talks; President Donald Trump Does

    01/25/2017 6:49:20 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/25/17 | Katy Grimes
    “When California does well, America does well. And when California hurts, America hurts.” Perhaps this is one reason Trump is willing to cut off funding to Sanctuary Cities While America’s new President Donald Trump was busy signing Executive Orders to boost energy independence and jobs in the United States, California Governor Jerry Brown was busy promising upcoming battles with Republican-controlled Washington, and used his 2017 State of the State address to double down on California’s regressive “progressive” policies. On the heels of revealing faulty budget math that resulted in an additional $1.6 billion budget deficit, Brown dug his heels in...
  • VANITY: Education and Conservatism

    01/25/2017 4:08:32 AM PST · by Frapster · 7 replies
    Vanity | 01/25/17 | Vanity
    As we get closer to debating Miss Devos I'm seeing my friends begin to debate the issue. Regardless of the appropriateness of the candidate I'm surprised at the lack of coverage of education in conservative news sites. Looking for assistance from fellow freepers, please point me to your go to conservative education sites.
  • Progressive Justice and the Communist Diet

    01/16/2017 8:42:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/16/17 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The biggest injustice that was perpetrated on people, tricked or forced to accept communism, was the destruction of the human spirit, the terror, torture, and brutal beatings people had to endure in the name of social justice Under communism we had all types of justice you progressive drones are demanding during your violent riots: gender, environmental, social, reproductive, and food justice, long before the millennial snowflakes started asking for safe spaces, crayons, and animals to pet because they are afraid of reality, and long before the regressive left started inventing new ways and outrageous euphemisms, such as “white privilege,” to...
  • A List Of My Favorite Things I Learned From My Liberal Facebook Friends

    01/10/2017 6:25:00 PM PST · by vannrox · 18 replies
    Tumblr post ^ | 11JAN17 | unknown
    A List Of My Favorite Things I Learned From My Liberal Facebook Friends Social media now makes us more readily aware of our friends' and families' opinions, which can cause quite the collision in your friendships. However, it's important to remember that having friends with a difference of opinion around can provide for an opportunity to learn a little something from one another. Proving just that, let me present you with a list of things I learned from my friends on the left. political-dissonance Gender is an arbitrary societal construct, but Hillary must be elected because we need a female...
  • Shaun King Announces Progressive Boycott of New York, San Francisco and Standing Rock

    12/05/2016 12:22:05 PM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 5, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    In an official announcement on The Tom Joyner Morning Show, King said that the project, which he has dubbed Injustice Boycott, will aim to force the progressive cities to meet local activists’ demands regarding police brutality. And if those demands are not met within 43 days — by Martin Luther King Jr. Day — King says that he will activate Injustice Boycott supporters — more than 200,000 people, according to his estimate — to level a four-prong attack on commerce and government. King, who took a job as a justice columnist at The Daily News last year, said that the...
  • Progressive Christians to “Take Back Their Faith” After Election

    11/25/2016 7:52:28 AM PST · by Sam's Army · 45 replies
    JuicyEcumenism ^ | 11/25/16 | Derryck Green
    A week after the election, the Huffington Post published a blog entry in which Progressive Christians suggested what like-minded Christians should do in order to “take back their faith.” Still reeling from the election in which Donald Trump was elected president, several progressive Christians pondered the necessary steps to draw a stronger contrast between their brand of kindhearted progressive Christianity, and the kind of conservative, evangelical Christianity that helped elect Donald Trump. The responses were predictably representative of left-wing Christianity, which centered on re-emphasizing social justice issues and identity politics as the “loving,” compassionate, anti-Trumpian counterpart to the hate-filled Christianity...
  • POPE DECRIES 'VIRUS' OF POLARIZATION OVER RACE, FAITH

    11/20/2016 7:13:25 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 20, 2016 | FRANCES D'EMILIO
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis warned against what he called a "virus of polarization" and hostility in the world targeting people with different nationalities, races or beliefs, as he led a ceremony Saturday giving the Roman Catholic Church 17 new cardinals from six continents. The consistory ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica formally inducted the churchmen into the cardinals' ranks. Francis used his homily to caution the new "princes of the church," as cardinals are sometimes called, to guard against animosity creeping into the church as well, saying "we are not immune from this." The pope spoke of "our pitiful...
  • President Trump: how & why

    11/15/2016 8:40:20 AM PST · by RevelationDavid · 37 replies
    Jonathan Pie ^ | Jonathan Pie
    Freepers, do NOT miss this amazing video by a Brit "Progressive'.... his insight on why Trump won is stunning and already has over 3,000,000 hits. You will be amazed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLG9g7BcjKs Watch all 6 minutes...you will never forget this guy!!
  • An important message from Progressive Change Campaign Committee

    11/09/2016 9:38:30 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 14 replies
    Progressive Change Campaign Committee - Email | 11/9/16
    This is a stunning, scary, sad time for America. In January, we will live in a world where Donald Trump is President, and right-wing majorities control both the Senate and the House. It hurts to think about it. In the coming days, many people will be scrambling to respond (and deciding whether or not to move to Canada.) There are a lot of unknowns. But here are some truths we know now. First, the Democratic Party must go through a reckoning. Donald Trump won the Rust Belt by stoking the economic and social anxiety that so many people feel in...
  • Why a Republican Might Win Bernie’s Home State

    10/23/2016 8:54:29 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 10 replies
    Bernie is still beloved here, where 86 percent of voters in the Democratic primary supported him—his strongest showing in the country. But some political experts suggest the cost of Sanders-style progressive policies—including, most notably, the state’s failed single-payer health care system—is driving many voters away from the Democrats, substantially boosting the odds that Republicans could retake the governorship this November.
  • Obama obsessed with Trump's buildings, hates John Wayne

    10/23/2016 7:44:34 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 23 Oct, 2016 | M. Catharine Evans
    Barack Obama can't stop talking about presidential candidate Donald Trump. Obama's recent stump speeches campaigning for Hillary Clinton are all about Trump. The billionaire real estate mogul is living inside Mr. Obama's head day and night. Obama's obsession is understandable. Trump embodies the socialist's worst nightmare. In 2008, Obama, like all socialists, promised his followers a land of milk and honey. Eight years later, he's delivered unemployment, poverty, food stamps, violence in the streets, open borders, drug cartels, heroin overdoses, terrorist attacks on our own soil, $10 trillion more debt, no economic growth, and radical Supreme Court judges. He has...
  • Progressive v. Conservative ideologies, not the candidates, are the real drivers in this election

    10/11/2016 1:30:16 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 10-11-2016 | Bookworm
    A Progressive friend is relentlessly pushing “Trump is awful” stories on me. I, a conservative, invariably counter by pointing out that Hillary’s list of sins and failures is infinitely worse.I realized yesterday that my arguments are irrelevant. My friend will never vote for someone who is not 100% pro-abortion, pro-socialized medicine, or pro-open borders.  Given a choice between a rotting dead body that is pro-Abortion and a genuine angel from Heaven that is pro-Choice, he’d vote for the rotting body every time.Even as we endlessly talk down the other side’s candidates (because few people are really comfortable talking their own candidate...
  • Sanders supporters seethe over Clinton's leaked remarks to Wall St.

    10/09/2016 9:25:01 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Supporters of former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Saturday expressed anger and vindication over leaked comments made by Hillary Clinton to banks and big business that appeared to confirm their fears about her support for global trade and tendency to cozy up to Wall Street. Clinton, who needs Sanders' coalition of young and left-leaning voters to propel her to the presidency, pushes for open trade and open borders in one of the speeches, and takes a conciliatory approach to Wall Street, both positions she later backed away from in an effort to capture the popular...
  • Progressive Traitors Stand With Saudis Over 9/11 Families

    09/30/2016 3:29:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 30, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    On September 28, 2016, the two co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Keith Ellison and Raúl Grijalva, betrayed the country they claim citizenship in by standing with Saudi Arabia and Obama against 9/11 families. Joining them in this political treason was Progressive Caucus Whip Barbara Lee. Ellison’s treason was unsurprising. He was the first Muslim elected to Congress. Andre Carson, the second Muslim in Congress, also joined Ellison in siding with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, also known as the King of Saudi Arabia. Saudi money has sponsored the international spread of Islam. Keith Ellison has made multiple...
  • Hillary Clinton Uses the UN to Advance her Progressive Globalist Agenda

    09/20/2016 9:50:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/20/16 | Joseph Klein
    For Hillary Clinton, the UN remains a useful instrument to advance her “progressive internationalist” agenda Hillary Clinton is planning to hold “a number of bilateral meetings” during this week’s gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, where climate change and the rights of migrants and refugees will top the agenda. Hillary loves the United Nations. She said while serving in the Senate, for example, that “a strong United Nations is in America’s interest.” As Secretary of State, she declared that the UN “remains the single most important global institution.” She added, “We are constantly...
  • Stanley Sheinbaum, L.A. liberal lion who shaped decades of political dialogue, dead at 96

    09/13/2016 5:43:51 AM PDT · by Borges · 14 replies
    LAT ^ | 9/12/2016 | Elaine Woo
    For more than four decades, Stanley Sheinbaum regularly gathered moguls, presidents, celebrities and activists in his Brentwood living room to sip wine and debate the issues of the day. King Hussein and Queen Noor of Jordan, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Norman Lear, Barbra Streisand and Warren Beatty were among the many famous faces who participated in the vibrant salons Sheinbaum and his wife, Betty, held at their art-filled home on exclusive Rockingham Avenue. But more than a high-powered host, Sheinbaum often was a change agent, whose fingerprints can be found on a remarkable array of notable events.
  • Common Sense Progressive and “Out of America”

    09/08/2016 6:37:53 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/08/16 | Dr. ileana Johnson Paugh
    The people of Baton Rouge have shown the world a united American front of brotherhood, courage, and dignity “In countries where people are free, people are not ‘equal.’ In countries where everyone is ‘equal,’ people are not free.” —Rightbias.com The young black man described himself as a “common sense progressive.” I would have never noticed his profile in the social media, had it not been for his unreasonable defense of another rich and successful black man, a football player, who chose to ignore our National Anthem under the absurd race-baiting excuse that he was taking a stance against imagined racial...
  • Gary Johnson is Progressive, Not Libertarian

    09/07/2016 11:04:52 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 36 replies
    Capitol Hill Outsider ^ | Aug 25, 2016 | J B Williams
    The “never Trump” sycophants are so blinded by their personal envy of Donald Trump that they appear willing to support progressive Gary Johnson in order to help Hillary Clinton take the White House from Trump, who has set records in Republican voter support winning 38 of 50 state Republican primaries.
  • Are Jews who refuse to renounce Israel being excluded from "progressive" groups?

    08/27/2016 3:26:04 PM PDT · by Lera · 30 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | Alan M. Dershowitz
    Hard left activists are trying to exclude Jews who do not renounce Israel from "progressive" organizations. Last year, Rabbi Susan Talve, a longtime activist on race issues in the St. Louis area was told that her advocacy for Israel was incompatible with the objectives of Black Lives Matter: "Solidarity from Ferguson to Palestine has become a central tenet of the movement" she was informed, because "Israeli and U.S. state oppression are deeply interconnected." Similarly, a student who attended a Black Lives Matter rally at Northwestern University last year was told "you support Israel, so you cannot also support us." Recently,...
  • With manifest apologies to Jeff Foxworthy... (Vanity)

    08/16/2016 7:08:44 AM PDT · by Montana_Sam · 15 replies
    8/16/2016 | myself
    Are you dumber than a doper? (With manifest apologies to Jeff Foxworthy)
  • Tim Kaine - KeyWiki

    07/26/2016 4:34:21 AM PDT · by Steven Tyler · 5 replies
    Key Wiki ^ | NA | Trevor Loudon
    Trevor Loundon writes a blog to expose Communist and Socialist activity. Trevor writes bio's on public figures. Trevor documents and reports associations and support networks of public figures. Here is the Tim Kaine Wiki bio. http://www.keywiki.org/Tim_Kaine Lots of mooselimb brotherhood support. Arabs bought and paid for Kaine. Also, strong socialist support network propelling the Kaine career
  • Voting with your conscience not really an option

    07/24/2016 7:46:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/16 | Judi McLeod
    When will we wake up to realize that it is America who is the Lady in Distress much more so than the wife of any politician? The America-wrecking ‘progressives’ are heading to their all glitz and glamor Democratic National Convention tomorrow, laughing hilariously every step of the way. The last time the DNC hit the global limelight they introduced a narcissist with zero to qualify him from faux Greek columns at Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver. It was back then when a jumped-up street fighting community organizer was passed off as The Messiah—and none of the groans...
  • Michael Moore on Kaine Pick: Progressives Will ‘Stay Home’

    07/23/2016 3:25:27 PM PDT · by GilGil · 67 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7/23/2016 | Breitbart News
    Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore was more than disappointed with Hillary Clinton’s selection of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) as her running mate, predicting Kaine would not excite the liberal base to go to the polls. He contrasted Clinton’s pick with Indiana Governor Pence, Donald Trump’s running mate, who Moore predicted would excite the GOP base.
  • Harbinger Of The Future: 7Times The Militant Progressive Left Used Violence To Shut Down(Shortened)

    06/25/2016 8:15:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Nicholas Gilbertson
    As presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump gears up for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July – where he is almost certain to face angry progressive protesters – Breitbart News has compiled a list of the worst examples of anti-Trump violence so far this year.
  • Donald Trump Could Be the Military-Industrial Complex’s Worst Nightmare

    06/23/2016 12:21:51 AM PDT · by vannrox · 20 replies
    The Nation ^ | MARCH 23, 2016 | By William Greider
    Let’s admit it. As political provocateur, Donald Trump has a dizzy kind of genius. He feints to the right, then he spins to the left. Either way, the hot subject for political chatter becomes Donald Trump. This week, while people everywhere were fretting over his violent talk, the candidate came to Washington and dropped a peace bomb on the neocon editorial writers at The Washington Post and the war lobby. Trump wants to get the United States out of fighting other people’s wars. He thinks maybe NATO has outlived its usefulness. He asks why Americans are still paying for South...
  • Color Me Shocked: "Liberals" Are the True Authoritarians

    06/16/2016 4:34:28 PM PDT · by Benny Huang · 15 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | June 16, 2016 | Benny Huang
    In what is being called “the mother of all corrections,” the American Journal of Political Science has admitted that the results of a study it published were unintentionally misrepresented. The study, “Correlation not Causation: The Relationship between Personality Traits and Political Ideologies,” purported to show that conservatives are marked by an authoritarian streak. After the study had garnered much scholarly attention, Steven Ludeke and Stig H. R. Rasmussen of the University of Southern Denmark noticed that the data did not support the published results. The correct conclusion is that liberals, particularly economic liberals, lean toward authoritarianism. This study, which was...
  • Welcome To Dystopia

    06/03/2016 1:03:36 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 2 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 6/3/2016 | Gary
    The mantra of progressivism over the past century has been the unstoppable 'progression' of human society, government, and technology towards a supposed utopian future free from war, disease, and poverty - a future where humans are masters of their own universe, unshackled from anything and everything holding us back and united as citizens of the world. Yet no "progressive" (be they communist, socialist, technocrat, or humanist) stops to ask if this is a possible or even worthwhile goal.  No one of that political persuasion questions whether their philosophical outlook is the right one to have nor why it is justifiable...
  • Let the Children Vote! The Left's Next Battleground

    05/21/2016 9:24:40 AM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 42 replies
    Dave Sussman Blog ^ | May 21, 2016 | Dave Susman
    The Left’s Next Battlefront If you thought the transgender bathroom was the hill upon which the progressive movement would die, get ready for the next outrageous little war the left is waging against common sense. Last week the City of San Francisco passed an amendment (9-2) to lower the voting age to 16 years old. It will appear on this November’s ballot in an effort to expand voting “rights”. It may be tempting to laugh it off as “wacky San Francisco”, but advocates intend to replicate this around the country, and worldwide. Their wishes may be soon granted: Council members...
  • The Most Important Story This Political Season

    05/19/2016 6:03:50 AM PDT · by stayathomemom · 16 replies
    Dr. Anthony Napoleon ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Dr Anthony Napoleon
    An Avowed Socialist is a Viable Candidate for President of the United States Let that headline sink in for a moment. I know what you’re thinking: Senator Sanders doesn’t have a chance. Before you get too much solace from that denial ridden and self-comforting thought, you’re missing the point. Put aside your desire to soothe your jagged nerves and consider that for the FIRST TIME in American history, an avowed socialist is a VIABLE candidate for President of the United States. How did we get here? Well, to begin with, Baby Boomers are no longer the largest demographic group in...
  • 10 Worst Things Happening in Schools…Really?!?

    05/16/2016 2:12:19 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 16 replies
    Education News and Views ^ | March 31, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    A progressive organization published a list of the “ten worst things” in education. You can learn a lot about why public schools are mediocre by looking at this list. The ten items provide a distillation of what progressive/liberal educators value, and conversely what they consider not worth mentioning. Progressive/liberal thinking dominates our schools, so this is not idle chitchat. Some of the ten items may be problems but they are hardly “the worst.” As you’ll see, there is almost no mention of academic failings, namely, that kids don’t master basic skills nor learn much essential knowledge. (You’ll also notice a...
  • Heather Mallick: Anyone who criticizes PM’s wife is a bully

    05/15/2016 11:13:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/15/16 | Arthur Weinreb
    Mallick, as a true progressive lives in her own insular world. Genuine criticism of a progressive woman is bullying but conservatives like Palin are fair game Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, wife of what passes for the prime minister of Canada, has come under fire recently. She lives in free housing, complete with cooks, maids and other servants. In addition, the mother of three has two state-funded (that should read taxpayer-funded) nannies to help her with the children. And she has an assistant to help her although as the PM’s wife, she has no official duties. The poor dear apparently cannot function with...
  • Bill Gates calls for higher capital gains taxes

    05/02/2016 8:29:17 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02 MAY 16 | Robert Frank | @robtfrank
    Bill Gates said investment gains should be taxed at the same level as ordinary income — a bold call for one of the world's largest investors. Speaking Monday on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Gates said that he's "pleased" that there is more discussion around changing the tax code. When asked what he would alter, Gates sided with his pal Warren Buffett and said he supports raising the earned income tax credit. But Gates also said he would raise the tax rate for capital gains — the largest source of income for the richest Americans. The current top tax rate on capital...
  • Bart Simpson For President

    04/24/2016 9:25:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/24/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    Doing bad things for good purposes is the operational rational of Progressive Liberalism That ultimate symbol of mischievous scamp Bart Simpson in Season One of the longest running show in TV history when caught red-handed offered up one of his signature phrases, “I didn’t do it, nobody saw me do it, there’s no way you can prove anything.” This came to mind when I was thinking about Hillary “They’ll Never Indict Me” Clinton and her morally challenged obviously corrupt character. Donald Trump has said, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose...
  • "White Privilege Conference": (success is "white" and "racist")

    04/15/2016 6:49:29 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 37 replies
    EAG News.org ^ | 4/15/2016 | Victor Skinner
    PHILADELPHIA – Thursday marked the start of “The 17th Annual White Privilege Conference” and this year’s theme is "Let Freedom Ring, Re-Imagining Equality & Social Justice in the United States." The annual event is aimed at promoting the theory of White Privilege – that American society is hopelessly stacked against minorities and the only way to fix the system is for white people to acknowledge their immense "privilege" and repent. "Our vision is to build a community committed to dismantling white privilege, white supremacy and oppression, every day, everywhere," wrote Eddie Moore Jr., founder and president of “The Privilege Institute,”...
  • Progressive Totalitarianism

    02/26/2016 9:15:29 AM PST · by PoliticallyShort · 15 replies
    PoliticallyShort ^ | 02/26/2016 | PoliticallyShort
    In his book The Snapping of the American Mind, David Kupelian asks the following painful question that millions of Americans like myself have pondered for years and will ponder for some time to come as America slowly rips itself apart. Kupelian writes, “How could it be that hundreds of thousands of Americans fought and bled – and many died – on foreign shores to contain an evil and metas-tasizing ideology variously called communism, Marxism, socialism, collectivism, or statism, and yet now, just a few years later, we would gaze up at the pinnacle of power in our own country and...
  • Video: D'Souza explains the "free stuff" progressive ripoff scheme

    02/12/2016 7:46:21 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 15 replies
    Dinesh D'Souza ^ | 2/11/2016
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  • Ryan calls for unity, less anger from his fractious GOP (trouble in RINOland)

    02/03/2016 10:32:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 3, 2016 11:07 AM EST | Alan Fram
    House Speaker Paul Ryan called on Republicans Wednesday to stop fighting angrily among themselves and not to be distracted by guns or other "hot-button" issues that President Barack Obama raises this election year. "We can't fall into the progressives' trap of acting like angry reactionaries," Ryan, R-Wis., said at a Heritage Action for America policy meeting. "The left would love nothing more than for a fragmented conservative movement to stand in a circular firing squad, so the progressives can win by default." ...
  • A Political Realignment 10 Years in the Making

    01/31/2016 2:02:30 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    REAL CLEAR POLITICS ^ | January 31,2016 | Salena Zito
    America doesn't need two secular, cosmopolitan parties. Trump's secret is that he has found an unoccupied space to practice politics. Call it the politically incorrect, moderately traditionalist, main-street economics zone, where winners and losers exist (just as in the real world) and it is not a crime to believe unabashedly in American greatness. Trump has stoked xenophobic fears and used his crass showmanship to mark out this territory. His tactics of strong demagoguery make it completely understandable to lament his success. Yet, in order for our political system to work, people must feel as if they have real choices that...
  • Nikabrik's Candidate (My Fear Also on Trump)

    01/27/2016 6:59:01 PM PST · by jafojeffsurf · 21 replies
    First Things ^ | 1/22/2016 | Gina Dalfonzo
    "If you ever doubt that C. S. Lewis was gifted with a prophetic voice, you need look no further for correction than Prince Caspian. In the story, you may remember, Narnia is in a desperate situation. The Telmarines have taken over, and the citizens of Narnia have been persecuted, silenced, and driven into hiding. When Prince Caspian—a Telmarine himself, but one who sympathizes with the Narnian cause—joins forces with them, this leads to a fresh round of attacks from the other Telmarines and their king, Miraz. The Narnians try to summon help by using Queen Susan’s horn—and they are successful,...
  • Experts Say You Should Be Screened for Depression Annually

    01/27/2016 11:42:43 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    Shapre.com ^ | 001/26/2016 | Kylie GIlbert
    The new guidelines, updated for the first time since 2009 and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, come from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force—an independent volunteer panel of primary care doctors that makes prevention-based medical recommendations. The panel previously advised that adults should be screened for depression when mental health services were available, a limitation the panel says is no longer needed now that screening services are more widely available and accepted as a part of mental health care. Better yet, the panel gave its recommendation a "B" grading, which means depression screening must be covered...
  • Who is Donald Trump, Really?

    01/15/2016 11:38:31 AM PST · by TBP · 122 replies
    Texas GOP Vote ^ | December 1, 2015 at 8:14 AM | Tom Donelson
    Byron York had an interesting piece on Donald Trump that is worth reading. At least anyone who might be interested in the real Donald Trump. Trump appeared in front of the “non-partisan” No Labels group who desperately wants candidates that will “compromise” even though it is never clear what compromises will result in. Donald Trump told this group, "Let me just tell you, the word compromise is not a bad word to me. I like the word compromise. We need compromise, there is nothing wrong with compromise, but it's always good to compromise and win. Meaning, let's compromise and win."...
  • Bernie Sanders Just Got a Major Progressive Endorsement

    01/13/2016 1:26:22 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 24 replies
    http://fortune.com ^ | JANUARY 12, 2016 | Ben Geier
    Another nod from the left MoveOn, the progressive activist group who once received money from George Soros, has decided to endorse Bernie Sanders for the presidency, giving him yet another accolade from the left wing of the Democratic Party. Unlike some other political groups, MoveOn’s endorsement is decided by a vote of its members, with a 2/3 majority needed for the official nod to be given. MoveOn endorsed Howard Dean in 2004 and Barack Obama in 2008.
  • Philadelphia’s 99th Mayor Says He’s Not ‘Progressive’

    12/31/2015 4:23:20 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies
    CBS PHILADELPHIA ^ | 31 DECEMBER 2015 | AP
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia Mayor-elect Jim Kenney bristles at the label "progressive." "How about fairness?" he said in a recent interview. "When you know something's unfair, it's unfair. There are certain things that you have to acknowledge are the case and then work to fix them." Jim Kenney is not African-American but few white politicians are as comfortable discussing issues of inequality, mass incarceration and policing. The 57-year-old Irish-American, South Philly native's positions have earned him comparisons with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.
  • SOUTH AMERICAN LEFT IN RETREAT AS ECONOMIC CRISIS DEEPENS

    12/24/2015 8:40:32 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/23/2015 | JOSHUA GOODMAN
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- After a decade on the advance, the left in South America is in retreat. Just in the past month, voters in Argentina elected a conservative businessman president over the chosen successor of Cristina Fernandez and Brazil's congress launched an impeachment probe against President Dilma Rousseff, whose approval ratings have been languishing in single digits. In perhaps the biggest turnabout, voters in Venezuela, where the region's leftward shift began, handed the opposition a landslide victory in congressional elections - its first nationwide legislative win since the U.S.-bashing Hugo Chavez won the presidency in 1998. The backlash comes...