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  • At Mississippi school: Goodbye, Confederacy. Hello, Obama

    10/18/2017 1:37:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 18, 2017 | by Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press
    JACKSON, Miss. - A Mississippi school is shedding the name of the Confederacy's only president and will instead be named for the first African-American president of the United States. Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson was named decades ago for Jefferson Davis. In a move proposed by parents, the school with 98 percent African-American enrollment will be renamed for Barack Obama in the next academic year. The PTA president announced the planned change at a school board meeting Tuesday.
  • Suspected Arsonist Arrested in Sonoma

    10/17/2017 9:06:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    THE PRESS DEMOCRATTHE PRESS DEMOCRAT ^ | October 16, 2017 | THE PRESS DEMOCRATTHE PRESS DEMOCRAT
    A man suspected of arson was arrested at Maxwell Farms Regional Park in Sonoma on Sunday afternoon after he was seen leaving a creek bed where a fire was burning, authorities said. Three Sonoma County Probation officers patrolling the area because of ongoing fires in the region noticed Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, 29, walking out of the creek area and a plume of smoke behind him, Sheriffís Sgt. Spencer Crum said. Sheriffís Deputy John Grohl was called to the scene and extinguished the fire, which was then completely doused by Sonoma Valley Fire Protection District personnel. Gonzalez was wearing a trench...
  • ICE Detainer Issued for Suspected Wine Country Arsonist in Sonoma Jail

    10/17/2017 6:42:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 10/17/17 | Chriss W. Street
    The U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) issued a detainer request on the Sonoma County Jail for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, who was arrested Sunday on suspicion of arson in Wine Country fires that have killed at least 40 residents.Breitbart News reported†earlier this week that Sonoma County Sheriffs had†arrested Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, 29, at Maxwell Regional Park in Sonoma County after a series of reports of ongoing fires in the region. Mr. Gonzalez was observed around 3:00 p.m. PDT wearing a jacket and walking ďout of the creek area and a plume of smoke behind him,Ē according to the†Santa Rosa...
  • New York Timesí Cowardly Hit Piece Proves How Much They Fear Ben Shapiro

    10/16/2017 12:17:38 PM PDT · by TBP · 54 replies
    LOUDER With Crowder ^ | FRIDAY OCTOBER 13 2017 | COURTNEY KIRCHOFF
    Weíre coming to the end of a slew of Jewish holidays, today being Shemini Atzeret. Ben Shapiro, being a devout Jew, is unable to use technology, with holidays treated as the Sabbath. Ergo he cannot reply to criticisms leveled against him. A perfect time for The New York Times to conveniently drop an OpEd titled ďThe Hollow Bravery of Ben Shapiro.Ē Pro-tip: if youíre going to accuse someone of ďhollow bravery,Ē post your hit piece when the subject can respond. Lest anyone call you, or your organization, cowards. Blatant, obvious cowards. A note before we continue: I beg for your...
  • The Beginning of the End of Progressive Domination?

    10/16/2017 5:26:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 36 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 16, 2017 | Bruce Thornton
    The overreach of the Left¬ís response to Trump's victory -- and its consequences. 22ÔāÜ AddThis Sharing Buttons ÔāöShare to FacebookÔāö83ÔāôShare to TwitterÔāôÔĀßShare to MoreÔĀß109ÔÄĮShare to PrintÔÄĮ Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. For over forty years the left has been successfully reshaping American culture. Social mores and government policies about sexuality, marriage, the sexes, race relations, morality, and ethics have changed radically. The collective wisdom of the human race that we call tradition has been marginalized or discarded completely. The role of religion in public life has been reduced to a private preference....
  • Behold Our Betters

    10/15/2017 5:13:37 AM PDT · by x1stcav · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 12, 2017 | Kurt Schlicter
    So why should we normal Americans respect these people? Why should we submit to being constantly scolded, lectured, and treated as morally bankrupt simpletons anymore? We shouldnít, and we arenít, not anymore. They wonder why they got Trump. They are why they got Trump.
  • Editorial: California burns: Whereís the president?

    10/15/2017 6:31:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 118 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 15, 2017 | Chronicle Editorial Board
    As raging wildfires devour the lives, homes and dreams of Californians in an unprecedented scale, one voice has been conspicuously mute through day after day of crisis: President Trump. This is not a man who is reticent to let Americans know what is foremost on his mind. He is also someone who should have learned by now ó after devastating hurricanes and the Las Vegas massacre ó that Americans expect their president to step forward with empathy and resolve in moments of national trauma. Yet Trump has offered no more than a few perfunctory words about the Wine Country fires...
  • Psychologists march through NY to call for Trump's removal

    10/14/2017 6:37:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/17 | Rebecca Savransky
    A group of psychologists and mental health professionals on Saturday marched through New York calling for President Trump to be removed from office. The group ó which included more than 100 psychologists and mental health professionals ó are pushing for Trump to be ousted from his post, according to The New York Post. ďWe can sense the power of Trumpís underlying fear that he is worthless and weak by how intensely he resists and retaliated against any criticism,Ē said Harry Segal, a Cornell University psychologist. ďNo matter how minor, he canít let anything go.Ē Michelle Golland, a clinical psychologist, told...
  • For Democrats, Politics Is the Only True God

    10/14/2017 10:20:46 AM PDT · by billorites · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 14, 2017 | William L. Gensert
    The Democrats were once a political party. Today, they have metastasized from a political party into a religious movement and the beliefs of that movement are inviolable. As the Ten Commandments were the basis for Judeo-Christian religious tradition, the idea that politics transcend all things is the basis of the progressive mindset. Democrats = Politics = God = the Progressive Movement To the Democrat of today, all things are political and everything can be framed within their vision of how the nation, and indeed, the world should be run. That this country, in particular, should be run by them is...
  • Hereís the road map for how a progressive can defeat Dianne Feinstein

    10/12/2017 1:05:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 12, 2017 | By Joe Garofoli
    Itís not just Republicans ó who lack a serious candidate ó who were unhappy to see Sen. Dianne Feinstein announce this week that she would be seeking a sixth term. The California Left has been hoping forever that Feinstein would retire so a true progressive might replace her. Since thatís not happening, hereís their Plan B: state Senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leůn, the Los Angeles Democrat, challenges her. But their challenge is huge: How do you defeat an incumbent senator with near-universal name recognition, a place in history as Californiaís first female senator, a net worth of $94 million...
  • Nazis and Commies and Tranzis... Oh My!

    08/30/2002 1:58:16 PM PDT · by Richard Poe · 29 replies · 718+ views
    RichardPoe.com ^ | August 30, 2002 | Richard Poe
    FIRST THERE WAS COMMUNISM. Then Fascism. Then Nazism. Then Communism again. Now thereís a new ideology in town. Itís called Tranzi-ism. Like previous "isms," Tranzi-ism has the potential to plunge our world into a howling maelstrom of war, poverty and dictatorship. Yet, weirdly, most Tranzis donít even know they are Tranzis. Some call themselves "progressives." Some affect free-market sympathies. Some espouse a "Third Way" between communism and capitalism. Donít be fooled. They are Tranzis, one and all. Tranzi stands for Transnational Progressive Ė a term coined by Hudson Institute researcher John Fonte, in a new article entitled, "The Ideological War...
  • USAís End of the Road Carefully Crafted for Decades

    10/06/2017 7:45:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/17 | Sher Zieve
    We must not stop now. He--as are we--is under attack on a daily basis from the Luciferian Left...and it's now worldwide The takeover of the USA had been carefully crafted for many years. When, then, 57-year-old George Washington was to take office on 30 April 1789, no one in the just-formed government of the United States knew what to call their newly elected leader. Some were even suggesting Monarchical titles. With all thanks to God, those on the side of the still-being-formed Republic chose the title President of the United States. Since that time, however, there have been multiple attempts...
  • San Juan Mayorís water wading and T-Shirt props

    10/02/2017 9:24:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/02/17 | Judi McLeod
    Mayor Carmen Cruz has not only unwittingly shown us her water wading and T-shirt props, sheís shown the world sheís nothing but a stuffed shirt in municipal office and a crock! Yo, progressive left supporters of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz: Your mayorís phoney props are showing. Thereís a distinct fishy smell about the gone-viral picture of her wading waist-high in the flood waters. While the good people of Puerto Rico suffer in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Her Worship has been spending the lionís share of her time spinning a political narrative and hurling gas on the raging...
  • Imperfection is Beautiful

    09/30/2017 11:37:03 AM PDT · by TBP · 16 replies
    FEE ^ | September 30, 2017 | Logan Albright
    triving for perfection is something we all do. This applies not only to our personal goals, our work, our hobbies, but also to the wider world we inhabit. The idea of a perfect society, one in which every conceivable problem has been solved, has a sort of natural allure, and itís no wonder that, again and again, well-meaning dreamers have attempted to perfect something that is fundamentally flawed: the human condition. It is widely recognized that perfection is beyond unattainable in practice, but itís still a worthy goal, right? You would think so, but on reflection, Iím not so sure....
  • Jordan Peterson demolishes Postmodernism and PC (video)

    09/26/2017 11:32:27 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 12, 2017 | Jordan Peterson
    Heís been cheered and condemned, boosted and bannedÖ and now heís at ideacity to offer perspectives from the front lines of the political correctness battleground. Professor and clinical psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson believes that no matter how controversial, we must recognize the importance of free speech Ė particularly on college campuses. (This is an excellent take down of the scourge of postmodernism that is responsible for the cultural rot that is destroying the western world, from multiculturalism, relativism, egalitarianism, neo-marxism, etc. He's a passionate, eloquent, courageous and intelligent speaker on a mission, and who may single handedly end up saving...
  • Ouch: Democratic 2018 Efforts Hit Another Snag As Top Recruit Drops Out Of Targeted Race

    09/21/2017 4:52:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The Democratic Party is looking at Donald Trumpís approval ratings and sees an opening. Maybe they can ride a blue wave and retake Congress, except itís already off to a bumpy start. For starters, the Democratic Party has no message, no leader, and no agenda. Yes, that ďbetter dealĒ was pitched, but itís vanished largely forgotten by voters and for good reason. It was a carbon copy of Hillary Clintonís failed 2016 campaign platform. Democrats need 24 seats to flip the House and theyíre viewing GOP districts in which Hillary won as their road to victory. Yet, thatís the issue....
  • ABC Developing Comedy About Undocumented Family With ĎNew Girlí Writer

    09/21/2017 1:49:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    Variety ^ | September 20, 2017 | by Joe Otterson
    ABC is developing a comedy about an undocumented family with ďNew GirlĒ writer and co-executive producer David Feeney, Variety has learned. Titled ďSanctuary Family,Ē the single camera comedy would follow a hard-bitten husband and empathetic wife who butt heads over the chaos created when they provide sanctuary for their undocumented nanny and her family. This is the latest project about immigration to go into development at the broadcast networks in recent weeks. Gina Rodriguez has set up Latino-led series at CBS and The CW. At CBS, drama ďHave MercyĒ centers around a Latina doctor who is unable to practice when...
  • Why are ESPN, MGM and Other American Companies Purposely Committing Suicide?

    09/21/2017 8:07:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2017 | Wayne Allyn Root
    It's happening all over America. Liberal CEOs appear to be purposely committing brand suicide. Their cardinal sin is arrogance and ignorance. Remarkably, they don't even understand their own customersí base. ESPN and Vegas casino giant MGM Resorts International should serve as Exhibit A. Vegas and ESPN have much in common. ESPN has committed suicide with its obsession with liberal, progressive, politically correct beliefs. The fact is Vegasís core audience is exactly the same as ESPNís. Vegasís audience has three key demographics: A) Middle America. Overwhelmingly this group voted for Donald Trump. B) Conventioneers. This group is composed of business owners,...
  • Tough Love: Democratic Operatives Tear Apart the Party's Current Strategy for 2018

    09/13/2017 7:12:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Democrats may be hoping to gain a midterm wave. They may be hoping even more to boot Donald J. Trump from the White House in 2020. The president‚Äôs response to the Charlottesville violence, the rolling back of the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals, Russian collusion hysteria, the slow pace of enacting his agenda‚ÄĒall of these things have Democrats grinning, expect that they shouldn‚Äôt. The party‚Äôs own operatives and data crunchers have run through the numbers based on focus groups, and Democrats are still heading for the electoral ditch. They still have yet to mount an effective attack against the...
  • Democrats choose union over Tesla in California cap-and-trade deal

    09/12/2017 12:28:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 12, 2017 | by Jim Miller
    Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown are siding with organized labor in its battle with automaker Tesla, inserting a provision in last-minute legislation to spend $1.5 billion in cap-and-trade money. The legislation would inject the state into an increasingly acrimonious union organizing campaign at automaker Teslaís Fremont plant. Manufacturers that want to be eligible for the stateís zero-emission vehicle rebate program Ė a major driver of Tesla sales Ė would need to be certified by the state labor secretary ďas fair and responsible in the treatment of their workers.Ē Tesla buyers are eligible for rebates of up to $2,500, but...