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  • Why the alt-right isn’t wrong (Clinton anti alt-right speech this Thurs)

    08/24/2016 4:52:35 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 77 replies
    The Spectator UK ^ | July 30, 2016 | James Delingpole
    To help you understand what’s going on, I’d like you to cast your minds back to the Eighties and the era of ‘political correctness gone mad’. At the time, we thought it was so loopy it would disappear up its own bottom. Instead, it continued to get worse and worse, leading to lunacies like the nursery schools in Oxfordshire teaching kids to sing about ‘Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep’, and thence to nonsense like the ‘safe spaces’ promoted on university campuses for a generation of special snowflakes, as well as to vexatious campaigns like the one conducted at Oxford by anti-white...
  • Voter fraud is real

    08/21/2016 7:50:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/21/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Heritage maintains a database of election fraud convictions. It stands at more than 400 and growing The Heritage Foundation provides a helpful pre-election reminder that voter fraud remains a problem in the United States. “Progressives insist that voter fraud is a myth, a charade meant to justify repressive voting laws,” write Peter Tapsak and Jason Snead. “The facts, however, tell a different story: Voter fraud is real, and if we ignore it, we leave our ballot boxes open to fraudsters who would rather steal elections than risk losing in a fair and open contest.”
  • Sheriff David Clarke on race riots: Progressive policies hit black community like a nuclear blast

    08/15/2016 6:15:58 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/15/16 | Robert Laurie
    Hey media, they're "riots" not "protests" Dear media outlets, All the violence we’ve been witnessing in Milwaukee for the last few days? Yeah, that’s not a “protest.” You keep calling it that, but the fact is you’re just plain wrong. These are “riots.” Ugly, violent, racist, riots. I know, I know. You get all uncomfortable when you’re forced to report things accurately. You hate to use a label that you think will get you called “racist” by the left. God forbid you’re not invited to the White House correspondent’s dinner.
  • [vanity] Being watchman on the wall--pivot tv is the left's newest totally activist channel

    08/13/2016 9:05:47 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 13 replies
    Pivot TV ^ | 8/13/2016 | self
    From "About Us" page: "Pivot is a television network from Participant Media (Lincoln, Spotlight, CITIZENFOUR, Food Inc., An Inconvenient Truth) that is dedicated to delivering entertainment that inspires and compels social change. With award-winning original programming (Please Like Me, Fortitude, Hit Record on TV with Joseph Gordon-Levitt), groundbreaking documentaries and exceptional films, you won't just be entertained – you’ll be inspired to become a part of the story. When you watch Pivot, we’ll give you the opportunity to take action on the issues raised in our content right from your screen or during the next commercial break. Available to more...
  • Twin Falls Police Report Reveals Shocking Details of Latest Refugee Sex Assault

    08/13/2016 1:11:09 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | August 11, 2016 | Lee Stranahan
    TWIN FALLS, IDAHO — The victim’s mother heard her 33-year-old daughter “screaming and crying” as the mentally disabled daughter ran home Saturday afternoon after allegedly being trapped and sexually assaulted by refugee Mohammed Hussein Eldai. That’s just one of the heartbreaking details in a police report obtained exclusively by Breitbart News that sheds new light on this latest alleged refugee sex attack to hit this small southern Idaho city. Just as many Americans have begun to learn about the shocking early June attack on a five-year-old girl by three Muslim refugee boys who orally and anally penetrated the girl before...
  • Liberal attacks on Trump are so unhinged, it might get him killed

    08/11/2016 9:41:46 PM PDT · by TBP · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 10, 2016 | 8:15pm | Seth Lipsky
    What are liberals going to say for themselves if Donald Trump gets assassinated? That’s a question worth pondering as a new effort is under way to delegitimize The Donald in the wake of his remarks on the Second Amendment. Leftists are accusing Trump of trying to incite an attack on Hillary Clinton from “Second Amendment people.” They have been using such intemperate language that it wouldn’t be surprising if someone took a shot at The Donald. (Feds suspect a British national tried to do so at a rally in June after attempting to grab a police officer’s gun to carry...
  • Teaching Tolerance

    08/09/2016 1:57:41 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 19 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 9 Aug 2016 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: The following is my planned class introduction for all three of my courses this fall semester at The University of North Carolina – Wilmington. My first-day-of-class remarks are reproduced here for your reading pleasure. It is not a word for word reproduction. But it’s pretty close. So enjoy!Welcome back to another semester at UNCW! I am excited to have each and every one of you in my class. However, some of you may not be excited to have me as a professor. Each semester, I get at least one bad teaching evaluation from a student who never heard...
  • Infantile Culture Empowers Mujahideen

    08/08/2016 2:23:13 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 11 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | MAY 6, 2015 | William Kilpatrick
    You’ve probably heard about the cancellation of a showing of the film American Sniper at the University of Michigan. The film was cancelled in response to a student petition protesting that the film was racist and anti-Muslim. The initiator of the petition told the Detroit Free Press that she felt “uncomfortable” watching it. The university responded by replacing American Sniper with Paddington—presumably on the premise that no one feels uncomfortable when watching a movie about a teddy bear. After the school’s football coach, Jim Harbaugh, tweeted his support for American Sniper, the university relented and decided to show both films,...
  • FROM USSR TO ISIS: How modern progressives are the heirs of Stalin’s “alibi armory.”

    08/08/2016 7:27:03 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 9 replies
    Frontpage mag ^ | August 8, 2016 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Ben Rhodes, the president’s Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, recently told the New York Times Magazine that newspapers no longer have foreign bureaus, so “they call us to explain to them what’s happening in Moscow and Cairo.” The average reporter Rhodes encounters is 27 years old and “their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That’s a sea change. They literally know nothing.” One of the things they know nothing about is the major movement of modern times, Marxism-Leninism, also known as Communism, which first appeared nearly 100 years ago in the Union of Soviet Socialist...
  • Dear Kurt, What Should I Do? I Think The Guy Shooting And Yelling About ISIS Is A Tea Partier

    08/08/2016 6:29:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Now, more than ever, people need, good solid conservative advice, especially liberals, hipsters and social justice warriors. I am here to help! Dear Kurt: I’m at a mall in California and there’s a gentleman with a rifle screaming “Allahu akbar!” and “I support ISIS! Do you hear me? ISIS! I love ISIS!” I have no idea who he is or what his motive might be. I bet he’s either a Tea Party Republican Christian or a Tea Party Republican Christian NRA member. I’m just glad that our wise legislature has ensured we cannot carry guns of our own and make...
  • Can we bring back shame?

    07/30/2016 7:33:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/29/2016 | Patrice Lewis
    Out of the many dramas in the last two weeks of national political conventions, one particular moment caught my eye: when NARAL Pro-Choice America president Ilyse Hogue took the stage and told the story of the time she aborted her first child because it was too inconvenient to become a mother. Please understand, she didn’t tell this in hushed tones of grief and sorrow. She was proud of her abortion. “I am a fourth-generation Texan,” she started, and went on to explain how “tough” Texas women are. “To succeed in life, all we need are the tools, the trust and...
  • Venezuela’s socialist government adopts forced labor law

    07/29/2016 6:28:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 29, 2016 | John Sexton
    Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has a plan to “guarantee food supply, social justice, and democracy.” As with most of Maduro’s plans, it will accomplish none of those things. Vice News reports: “A new decree establishing that any employee in Venezuela can be effectively made to work in the country’s fields as a way to fight the current food crisis is unlawful and effectively amounts to forced labor,” Amnesty International said in a statement released on Thursday. President Nicolás Maduro signed a decree at the end of last week that gives powers to the labor ministry to order “all workers from...
  • K-12: Criminal Minds at Work

    07/25/2016 9:16:13 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 25 July, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    The date is 1900. Professor John Dewey and his cadre of "Progressives" launch an ambitious scheme to transform the country. They want a more collectivist society. For convenience, let's call their goal European Socialism. However, the United States is hostile to Socialism and Communism for another hundred years. Beatrice Webb, founder of the Fabian Society in London, decrees that the word "Socialism" shouldn't be used in America. The recommended euphemism is "Progressivism" and, later on, Liberalism. Socialism, as that term is generally understood, is what Dewey plans for us, but he can't say it. He and his gang must dissemble...
  • 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.
  • Democrats, Looking Past Obama, Are a Party Without a Cause

    07/23/2016 1:17:17 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 7/23/2016 | Jonathan Martin
    PHILADELPHIA — When President Obama takes the stage here this week to begin his monthslong political farewell, it will mark a bittersweet moment for Democrats. Mr. Obama is not going to be missed only because he is beloved by the faithful. The president has also fulfilled two longstanding if often elusive goals of his party: He has largely transcended the traditional moderate-versus-liberal split, papering over internal divisions. And he passed a sweeping health care law. But without the unifying presence of Mr. Obama in the White House, or the organizing aim of expanding health care, it is unclear who will...
  • Bringing Down the Left

    07/13/2016 11:30:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 13, 2016 | Steve McCann
    After nearly a century, with the tacit abetting by a feckless Republican Party over the past 30 years, the Left has succeeded in breaking nearly everything in the political china shop. American society is calculatingly in shambles as race relations, ethnic assimilation and religious freedom have been the target of exploitation and condemnation. The economy is mired in a permanent state of malaise as capitalism has been attacked, relentlessly vilified and hamstrung, resulting in a declining standard of living for the vast majority of citizens. A preponderance of two generations of Americans, in an attempt to convert them into foot...
  • Reboot America: Step Back From The Brink Before It’s Too Late

    07/11/2016 5:29:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Welcome to 1968 2.0, the new and improved chaos, featuring a cutting edge assault on our foundational principles by an idiot elite that thinks it can gut the rule of law without consequence. Time to reboot, to wipe the hard drive and reload the factory software coded two-plus centuries ago by those dead white male geniuses. Except I don’t think this country’s elite has the character, nor understands our constitutional technology enough, to do it. I think it fails to appreciate what is going on outside its cloisters, among those weird, patriotic, religious, and – significantly – armed people living...
  • When Islamists and Secularists Agree

    07/03/2016 3:29:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 30, 2016 | Tom Hoopes
    Many commentators tried to implicate Christians in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Orlando. But might it not be true that Western secularists have more in common with Isis than Christians?The two realities of Islamic extremism and Western consumerism are like shadowy doppelgangers showing up each otherÂ’s bankruptcy. Consider:I. ISIS and secularists have both created aggressive sexual playgrounds for men.At first glance, the two foesÂ’ attitudes toward sex look utterly different. In the West, the Sexual Revolution strains against any restriction on sexual expression. That loose attitude toward sexuality is one of the signs of decadence in the...
  • Spellbound? Leading anti-war progressives have begun speaking favorably of Trump

    06/25/2016 5:27:02 PM PDT · by nightlight7 · 27 replies
    Signs of the times ^ | 20 June 2016 | John V. Walsh
    Until recently the progressive mind has been resolutely closed and stubbornly frozen in place against all things Trump. But cracks are appearing in the ice. With increasing frequency over the last few months some of the most thoughtful left and progressive figures have begun to speak favorably of aspects of Trump's foreign policy. Let us hear from these heretics, among them William Greider, Glen Ford, John Pilger,Jean Bricmont, Stephen F. Cohen and William Blum. Their words are not to be construed as "endorsements," but rather an acknowledgement of Trump's anti-interventionist views, the impact those views are having and the alternative...
  • Down the Memory Hole

    06/23/2016 9:31:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    The Progressives have systematically used education, media and the courts to indoctrinate, cajole and hijack the people into accepting a truncated vision of the Constitution How can we possibly know the motive of the perpetrator of the Orlando Massacre? It is a mystery to the President, the Attorney General, his whole administration, and their cheerleaders in the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media. Forget that the killer called 911 and pledged allegiance to ISIS. This has been redacted from the government transcripts so it has been effectively dropped down the Memory Hole. Forget that according to survivors he was...
  • Gathering the Genetic Testimony of Spain’s Civil War Dead

    06/08/2016 11:03:29 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    scientificamerican.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | Lucas Laursen
    In a waist-high trench alongside Spain’s national Highway 1, a dozen volunteers wearing rubber gloves brush tan clay from crumbling human bones. Their knees rest on foam cushions, and a white tent shades them from the summer sun. It’s July 2011—a full 75 summers after Spain erupted in the Civil War that put the bones of 59 civilians in the ground here. A few steps away from the trench, volunteers hold microphones up to the murmuring mouths of elders from the town of Gumiel de Izán, in the north-central region of Castilla y León. The elders, who harbor memories of...
  • Progressive Deception is bringing Socialism and Failure to U.S. doorstep

    06/05/2016 8:22:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/05/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The socialism practiced today in many places has attacked successful people, taxed them unfairly, and redistributed their wealth to illegals A 1989 video exposed the socialist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu visiting a Bucharest grocery store and a bread store. Greeted outside the door with flowers which he unceremoniously dumped into the arms of his minions, Ceausescu waved at the “adoring crowds.” He touched a few loaves of bread as if he really cared about what his people ate. The shelves were bursting with food, bread, pastries, salamis, cheeses, meat, sugar, cooking oil, and other items that the poor citizens fought over...
  • Trump says Ari Emanuel offered to take charge of his convention film

    06/01/2016 12:12:58 PM PDT · by Jedidah · 99 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 1, 2016 | Tracy Swartz
    Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel has offered to take charge of a film celebrating Donald Trump's presidential campaign that would air next month at the Republican National Convention, Trump said in a new interview. "He's a very good friend of mine," Trump said about Emanuel in a story posted online Wednesday by The Hollywood Reporter. "He calls me a lot. I call him a lot and we talk. He's very political. Even though he's not political, he's political. He gets it." . . .
  • Progressives just made the best argument possible for voting Trump

    05/29/2016 12:03:35 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 40 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 27, 2016 | Tim Dunkin
    Progressives and others on the radical Left are not very intelligent people. This is something we should be very thankful for, because were they actually competent, they would have completely overwhelmed the spineless, feckless Republican Party and established total control decades ago. As it stands, because progressives in the United States have so little foresight and self-control, they end up damaging their own cause through their own foolish behavior and inability to moderate themselves for the sake of more broadly appealing to the masses. This was shown most recently in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where a crowd of left-wing hooligans –...
  • ‘Hating Jesus’: Liberals Declare Spiritual Warfare

    05/29/2016 7:12:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Matt Barber
    “Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.”– John 15:20The answer had to be yes. The Holy Spirit made it crystal clear. When Tristan Emmanuel, managing publisher and CFO of BarbWire Books, called me and said it was time for me to put pen to paper and write a book on the anti-Christian left’s demonic war on religious liberty (and all things godly and good), I immediately agreed.And so with the tireless help of my project partner...
  • Water and the Climate Change Industry

    05/26/2016 7:01:30 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Progressives and the U.N. are obsessed with water, among many other things, as a way to control what people do “The water you drink today has likely been around in one form or another since dinosaurs roamed the Earth, hundreds of millions of years ago.”– National Geographic “Water which is too pure has no fish.” - Anonymous Water is life and it is recyclable, covering 70 percent of our planet; 2.5 percent is fresh water and “only 1 percent is easily accessible, the rest is trapped in glaciers and snowfields.” National Geographic noted that freshwater is in crisis because levels...
  • Our Noble Declaration of Independence

    04/24/2016 1:36:19 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 13 replies
    Among the reasons I enjoy Independence Day is that it makes Leftists squirm. They despise the American Revolution. If they could, their scotus judges would gut the Declaration as thoroughly as they have the Constitution. To them, our Noble Declaration, this expression of God-given reason is subversive of social justice; they are right. Since the Declaration is indeed hostile to their moral relativism, the Left has long attempted to minimize our founding to a fuzzy faith in the people. The “deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” and “all men are created equal,” translates in their Marxist...
  • Not in my bathroom!’ a coming trend?

    04/21/2016 4:28:23 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/21/16 | Judi McLeod
    Why all of a sudden has the Transgender issue in the bathroom become the latest craze of the lib-left? Why is it that there are few, if any, Transgender Bathrooms in the White House, the House of Commons, at Brussels EU headquarters, the UN or in the hallowed halls of any other nation’s ivory towers? Many of the occupants of these edifices, who spent taxpayers’ billions in renovation projects, didn’t see the march of the transgenders coming? It’s because like taxes, bylaws, decrees, ordinances and rules sent down the pike from authorities the world over, the forced use of transgender...
  • Celebs calling for a revolution are as delusional as it gets

    04/02/2016 4:53:10 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1 Apr, 2016 | KYLE SMITH
    Some liberal celebrities are threatening to leave the country if Donald Trump becomes president. Samuel L. Jackson proposes moving to South Africa, though if Jackson is worried about xenophobia, South Africa is not a great place to avoid it. Miley Cyrus vows, “I am moving if this is my president! I don’t say things I don’t mean,” and Jon Stewart topped them all by saying he would leave the planet if Trump is elected, but Stewart is having a hard time getting attention these days, so let’s discount that as hyperbole, although he’s probably rich enough to build his own...
  • Progressive Brownshirts

    03/15/2016 4:56:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | March 15, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Progressive Brownshirts Leftist protesters are making violence and intimidation a regular feature of the American public discourse. March 15, 2016 Robert Spencer    Ferguson. Baltimore. Chicago. Everywhere Leftist protesters occupy the streets, those whose opinions are deemed insufficiently progressive are abused, mocked, ridiculed, brutalized and physically menaced. This lawlessness is rapidly becoming the norm; the Obama administration, as well as leading media and cultural figures, need to decry that normalization and act strongly against these thugs now – before the American public square is transformed beyond recognition, and ceases to be an arena for free discourse. Although this violence...
  • VANITY-Chicago riots of March 11, 2016

    03/12/2016 6:19:18 AM PST · by Steven Tyler · 30 replies
    VANITY-My thoughts after the Bernie Sanders supporters fueled riot
  • A Government of Fallible Men to Rule Fallible Men

    03/10/2016 6:24:12 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/10/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    Even the Founders, a grouping singular in the history of men concerning the brilliance of their intellects and the purity of their motives knew they couldn't trust themselves to form or maintain a government of fallible men to rule over fallible men In America today a debate rages concerning the legitimate role of government. Currently the Federal Government is controlled by a group of politicians who consider themselves the ideological descendants of the Progressive Movement. Beginning in the 1890s, the Progressives led by Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson championed the idea that it was time to progress past America’s old...
  • Progressives are willing to see violence against gun owners in the name of 'Peace'

    03/05/2016 12:07:49 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 22 replies
    Freep | 3/4/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    I followed the career of Gabby Giffords prior to her unfortunate shooting, because I wanted to understand her as a libertarian pro-choicer. I found it mysterious how someone who had respect for private property and human freedom, could lack such respect for the most fundamental property privacy, the ownership of one's very self, or the most basic freedom, the most extreme "without which not"--the ultimate sine qua non--the right to claim the use of a life which God has given us and to develop the potential which He has ordained for us. This isn't to cast any aspersion on Congressperson...
  • Are Mainstream Civil War Magazines Racist?

    02/25/2016 3:23:51 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 14 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 02/25/2016 | Richard Williams
    No, they're not. The question is, of course, a rhetorical one. I subscribe to several popular Civil War publications and enjoy all of them very much. However, if you agree with the "logic" of some folks, one might be able to at least make the accusation. Allow me to explain.
  • Sheriff Clarke: Progressives 'Have Failed to Fix Poverty, To Fix Families, Schooling, Or Health'

    02/25/2016 6:16:40 AM PST · by xzins · 31 replies
    CNS ^ | February 24, 2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. said there "is no police brutality in America," only "isolated" acts of violence the liberals and the media exploit for political reasons, adding that the "progressive" policies of the left have "failed to fix poverty" and the countless other social cancers they promised to cure. There is "no police brutality in America," but there is "a truth problem," said Sheriff Clarke in a recent commentary in The Hill. "It starts with political insiders deciding to take aim at our police forces to distract from the abysmal failure of liberal policies to fix the...
  • A Progressive Bully's Scorched Earth Tactics

    02/23/2016 8:39:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2016 | Robert Knight
    What do most Republican presidential candidates have in common with dozens of Christian, pro-family and patriotic organizations? They're prominently featured in the Southern Poverty Law Center's latest report, "The Year in Hate and Extremism." The cover has a large picture of an open-mouthed Donald Trump, under whom are a masked terrorist, the Islamist San Bernardino mass murderers, other hate crime suspects, a Nazi Swastika, columnist Ann Coulter, Center for National Security President Frank Gaffney, and, of course, the Confederate battle flag. Subtle, eh? Inside, the report cherry picks quotes from GOP presidential candidates about halting illegal immigration and President Obama's...
  • How David Brooks Created Donald Trump

    02/18/2016 7:48:38 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Cato At Liberty ^ | 2/11/2016 | MICHAEL F. CANNON
    If you give Obama a pass when he is dishonest or breaks the rules, because he seems like a good man, or is at least better than those guys; if you argue he had to change the law himself because Congress is dysfunctional and Republicans are unreasonable; if you lambast Bush for starting a war, but give Hillary a pass for both Iraq and Libya; then you are adopting one set of rules for your tribe and another set of rules for everyone else. That shows a lack of respect for people who disagree with you. They notice. They resent...
  • The 'progressive' itch to regulate speech

    02/14/2016 8:22:32 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 34 replies
    Trib Live ^ | 13, Feb, 2016 | George Will
    Bernie Sanders, greedy for power to punish people he considers greedy, has occasioned 2016's best joke (reported in Bloomberg Businessweek): "In the Bernie Sanders drinking game, every time he mentions a free government program, you drink someone else's beer." But neither Sanders' nor Hillary Clinton/s hostility to the First Amendment is amusing. Both have voted to do something never done before - make the Bill of Rights less protective. They favor amending the First Amendment to permit government regulation of political campaign speech. Hence, they embrace "progressivism's" logic, as it has been explained separately and disapprovingly, by two eminent economists,...
  • Poli-sci: 101 The Real political spectrum

    02/11/2016 12:02:09 PM PST · by Torcert · 59 replies
    This is a short dissertation on the Real political spectrum, Each step of the way will be confirmed by the dictionary definitions of the various political ideologies and how they relate to the spectrum. In order to properly set it out in a logical manner we need to base it on the metric of governmental power since this should be the clearest method of distinguishing where the ideologies fall on the spectrum. 1. Government Control scale. For the sake of simplicity we will use a scale of %0 to %100 with zero for no governmental control and ranging up to...
  • PROGRESSIVE “THOUGHT-BLOCKERS”: INCOME INEQUALITY

    02/11/2016 8:41:53 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 2/10/2016 | Bruce Thornton
    An ideological construct that exploits envy and resentment for political advantage. Throughout this primary season, Hillary Clinton and self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders have both been flogging the “crisis” of “income inequality,” which is “at the center of their campaigns,” according to CNN. Both have scourged the “greed” of the “1%,” called for higher taxes on the “rich,” and promised to expand and multiply government programs to rectify this injustice. Yet like other slogans progressives rely on, the idea of “income inequality” is an ideological construct, a statistical artifact that exploits envy and resentment for political advantage. The first problem with...
  • Warning: Hillary and Bill Come Crawling out of the Crypt

    02/03/2016 8:15:19 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/03/16 | Judi McLeod
    Both Sanders and Clinton and all progressives thrive in a kind of negativity that ridicules love of God, love of country and family; with an ongoing negative spin that advances the lie that capitalism is a dead end Shop worn as he is, some still see Bernie Sanders as the window dressing in Hillary Clinton’s last grab for presidential power. Quaint as spats, Sanders is the poison ivy plant in the Democrat lineup to make it appear that Clinton has real competition for DNC presidential candidacy, while in fact as UK’s Telegraph points out, they’ve already insured that “there is...
  • How the Justice Department Is Funding Progressive Groups

    01/26/2016 1:00:24 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | 1/25/2016 | LOGAN ALBRIGHT
    When a big corporation is charged with antitrust or regulatory violations, and fined billions of dollars, have you ever wondered where that money goes? You might assume that it is deposited in the United States Treasury, for general purposes, or that it goes to victims of the companies’ misconduct. In some cases, you’d be right, but it turns out an awful lot of that money is being funneled straight into progressive non-profits, at the express direction of the Department of Justice. According to an exposé in the Wall Street Journal, the DOJ often mandates as part of settlements that the...
  • Seven Bad Habits of Highly Progressive People

    01/16/2016 5:30:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2016 | John C. Goodman
    It's been 50 years since the War on Poverty was launched and after all that time and trillions of dollars spent about one of every seven people in the country is still living below the poverty line. Everyone on the right and the left seems to agree: in the war on poverty, poverty is clearly winning. So what should be done? You may have noticed that Paul Ryan and the Republican presidential candidates were guests of the Jack Kemp Center in North Carolina the other day, trotting out their ideas on how to combat poverty. But what about the Democrats?...
  • Hillary Clinton Proposes 4% Income-Tax Surcharge for Wealthy Americans [AGI $2mil.]

    01/12/2016 2:44:47 PM PST · by SES1066 · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/12/16 | PETER NICHOLAS and RICHARD RUBIN
    Hillary Clinton expanded on a plan to make the wealthiest Americans pay higher taxes, rolling out a new "surcharge" on multimillionaires that would restore the top tax rate to levels that haven't been in place for 30 years.
  • Santa Claus: Not Just His Suit is Red

    12/31/2015 11:59:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/31/15 | Dr. Alexander Nussbaum
    Say “Merry Christmas” all you want, there is no need to give Santa Claus any credit. You worked hard to pay for those gifts, and against all the obstacles the socialist state levied agaist you Another season has passed in which Santa Claus promised big but actually delivered nothing. It is thus obvious that he is a progressive socialist. Imagine my surprise then in reading an online article entitled “5 Signs That Santa Claus Is Actually a Puppet for the 1%”. Clear slander of Santa Claus, beyond all doubt a beacon of progressive liberalism. Let me state the case. Reindeer...
  • Technology and the Delusional Mind

    12/26/2015 8:54:48 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 12/26/2015 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    I often wondered if progressives around me live in an alternate reality. How else can people so fat claim poverty and oppression when citizens of other countries live on less than $2 a day and are so thin, you can count their ribs through their skin? What causes this obvious delusion? There are quick answers - mental illness, mass hysteria, abundance, lack of jobs, lack of a moral compass, disintegration of families, the MSM telling them constantly that they are oppressed and enslaved to the “evil” white male, too much drug use, and indoctrination in schools to the detriment of...
  • The First Amendment Needs Your Prayers

    12/06/2015 8:09:35 PM PST · by TBP · 28 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 4, 2015 | Peggy Noonan
    You can see a coarsening in how we respond and react on social media. No one feels ashamed to exploit the tragedy for political purposes even while it is happening. But as soon as the story broke Wednesday afternoon, and while it was still going on, there were accusations and bitter words flung all over the Internet. The weirdest argument came almost immediately. A person named Chris Murphy, who is a U.S. senator representing Connecticut, sent out what struck me as the most manipulative message of recent political history. The background is that Republican presidential contestants responded online to the...
  • Rename the Racist Democratic Party (All hail the anti-racist racist Know-Nothing Party)

    12/03/2015 9:37:38 PM PST · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | December 1, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Former Democratic President Woodrow Wilson may be purged from his alma mater, Princeton University. The old “Schoolmaster of Politics”, as he was known for his academic background at Cornell, Bryn Mawr, Wesleyan and finally president of Princeton U, has been thrown under the bus by its current president for being a politically incorrect progressive. Also known as a plain old racist. Woody was indeed a racist. Though even on his worst day he was still about 40% less racist than...
  • 'Black Lives Matter' Gets One Right: Woodrow Wilson Was a Terrible Racist

    11/24/2015 3:25:06 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-23-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    The Black Lives Matter movement has frequently been criticized by conservatives, and for good reason. The organization is undeniably radical and practices race-based intimidation. For instance, slightly less than two weeks ago, activists attacked white students studying in a library at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Their "sin," apparently, was their skin -- the white students were born racists and criminals per the eyes of Black Lives Matter. The innocent students were slammed against the walls, cursed at, and berated for their supposed racial privilege. Having said that, even a broken clock is right twice a day. In subject...
  • Should we scrub all memorials to Woodrow Wilson?

    11/21/2015 9:52:24 AM PST · by celmak · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/20/2015 | William R. Keylor
    On the 100th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson's inauguration in 2013 I wrote an op-ed published in the Richmond Post-Dispatch reminding its readers of the retrograde racial views of our 28th president that few Americans were aware of (except for historians of the Wilson presidency who have mentioned it in their works). Later, professor Randy Barnett of the Georgetown University Law Center quoted extensively from my article to call for the removal of Wilson's name from all public buildings in the country. The issue of Wilson's racial views and policies then virtually disappeared from the public discourse until students at...