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  • NBA Distances Itself from Hong Kong Protesters [semi-satire]

    10/12/2019 10:04:05 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Oct 2019 | John Semmens
    This week, the National Basketball Association (NBA) took steps to try to distance itself from a tweet by the Houston Rockets’ general manager Daryl Morey. In his tweet, Morey urged “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver publicly apologized for the “insensitive remarks made by Mr. Morey. We understand that members of our organization are entitled to their political opinions. We have stood behind teams’ refusals to visit the White House while Trump is president. We sympathize with players who are insulted by the racism of the National Anthem. However, the financial consequences of disrespecting the...
  • The Man Who Had Funny Hands - Scarred Bodies, Broken Psyches under Soviet Communism

    10/11/2019 2:44:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Spider and the Fly ^ | October 7, 2019 | Christopher Szabo
    I grew up among refugees. My parents had fled from Communist Hungary after the 1956 Revolution was crushed by the Soviet Union. We had many Hungarian friends, but also knew people from Albania, East Germany, and Poland. All had their stories, the one more dreadful than the other. I remember one story among many, when we visited a couple, let’s call them “Joe” and “Cathy”. When we were leaving, thinking they were out of earshot, I blurted out: “Why does Uncle Joe have funny hands?” My mother hushed me quickly and the whole thing was forgotten. But some years later,...
  • Three Things That Could Curb Leftist Power When Democrats Win Again

    10/08/2019 12:53:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2019 | Scott Morefield
    On at least two occasions here at Townhall, I’ve addressed the likelihood that, despite the severe apocalyptic scenarios presented by some on both sides, any resistance to the long-term implementation of a Democratic-led gun confiscation plan will involve a lot less ‘bang’ and a lot more ‘whimper.’ (If you haven’t checked them out yet and would like to, you can read both columns here and here.) While I’m not always able to read the comments on my columns, I do try to give the more controversial ones a closer look, mainly to get a feel for the overall consensus and...
  • Rashida Tlaib Comes Out for Jim Crow-Style Laws, Arrests of Her Political Foes

    10/07/2019 4:56:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 5, 2019 | Robert Spencer
    Wait long enough, and everything comes around again. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), one of the wokest womyn in the world, has this week blazed bold new trails by calling for the revival of not one, but two tried-and-true practices that have inexplicably fallen into neglect in American politics: Jim Crow segregation laws and the arrest of one’s political opponents. This brave leader said in a Detroit speech that if Trump Cabinet members failed to comply with congressional subpoenas, “they’re trying to figure out, no joke, is it the D.C. police that goes and gets them? We don’t know. Where do...
  • At a crossroads - Crisis for nation, will we stand for God and country, or surrender to socialism?

    10/03/2019 12:11:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 87 replies
    by Jim Robinson
    The massive corruption and rampant anti-Americanism unleashed by the Obama/Hillary era socialist-democrats is almost overwhelming. Corruption was top down throughout our government from President Obama and his cabinet and dept heads. Obama, Biden, Kerry, Hillary, Clapper, Brennan, Lynch, Holder, Comey, and the list goes on and on. And this corruption also runs through the congress and is covered up by the complicit leftist media. And the democrat crime family tentacles run internationally. If they ever get around to following the obvious money trail throughout the world left by Obama/Biden/Kerry/Hillary, et al, it’ll reveal the biggest government scandal ever in world...
  • Sanders Calls for “National Wealth Registry” [semi-satire]

    10/01/2019 10:08:14 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Sep 2019 | John Semmens
    Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt) called for a “National Wealth Registry” to be established as part of his plan to “eliminate billionaires in America. Just as a registry of gun owners is necessary if we hope to confiscate privately owned firearms, a list of who is wealthy must be established so we can transfer this undeserved money to the government for redistribution.” A key part of Sanders’ plan includes a ban on taking funds out of the country. “We’re not saying that those targeted for expropriation can’t leave,” he said. “But their money has to stay here so...
  • Why Is the Colorado Governor's Office Trying to Censor Rural News Outlets?

    09/30/2019 5:02:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Reason ^ | September 30, 2019 | Scott Shackford
    The press office for Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, has been trying to get media outlets within the state to remove two stories posted online because they object to the source. Earlier this month, writer Derek Draplin reported that Polis had established a new office—the Office of the Future of Work—to research the state's changing economy and workforce and make policy recommendations to the governor's office. Draplin published the article in The Center Square, a nonprofit media outlet. The factually accurate story (read it here) quotes Polis praising the creation of the office, as well as a Colorado GOP...
  • Reality: Unseat a President that you hate

    09/30/2019 10:14:16 AM PDT · by hugemike · 10 replies
    avveritas.com ^ | 09/30/2019 | av
    Whether we admire & support this President is irrelevant, the sheer contempt for our sensibilities and American ideals by Democrat operatives is appalling. I’m hardly a drama queen, however, this is actually disturbing me. I can honestly say, that before the election of our 45th President, Donald J Trump, I was disgusted with both our Democrat and Republican leaders. I had invested several decades into vexing the convoluted swamp of Washington politics, in a feeble attempt to make sense of it all. I’d concluded that both parties were venerating the same master, making it appear that we actually had a...
  • Should meat be banned to save the planet?

    09/25/2019 1:19:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 23, 2019 | Emine Saner
    That late-night kebab might be considered a guilty pleasure, but could it one day be seen as a crime against the planet? Will the time come when the only means of procuring a slab of Aberdeen Angus is from a dodgy dealer with a cool box? The barrister Michael Mansfield has suggested that we should have new laws against ecocide – practices that destroy the planet – and that under them, meat could be targeted. “I think when we look at the damage eating meat is doing to the planet, it is not preposterous to think that one day it...
  • YANG: I’ll Cut Down On Meat Consumption By Making It Expensive

    09/20/2019 8:22:09 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 147 replies
    GP ^ | 09/20/2019 | Joseph Curl
    With all the problems in the world, Democratic presidential candidates are focusing on — meat. During a climate change forum hosted by MSNBC on Thursday, longshot candidate Andrew Yang was asked by an audience member about “what policy adjustments” he’d make to “curb expansion and reduce the environmental impact of the cattle industry” in order to “reduce demand.” “Cattle is very energy-consuming and energy-expensive. And if you project forward on what we would need to do to reduce emissions, you would want to modify Americans’ diets over time,” Yang said.
  • High school cheerleaders on probation for posing with pro-Trump banner

    09/16/2019 8:31:46 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 32 replies
    Ny post.com ^ | 9/16/19 | Tamar Lapin
    High school cheerleaders on probation for posing with pro-Trump banner A high school cheerleading squad in North Carolina was put on probation Monday for posing with a pro-President Trump banner at a football game. Members of the North Stanly High School squad posed for photos with the “Trump 2020: Make America Great Again” flag at an Aug. 30 game on “American Night” — in which students were encouraged to dress patriotically, the Stanly News & Press reported. One photo — depicting seven girls in red, white and blue cheer uniforms and two boys in red “MAGA” caps with the banner...
  • NY schools first to have 'red flag' petition power on guns

    09/16/2019 2:33:18 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 32 replies
    AP and ABC News ^ | 15 Sep 19 | Byryan tarinelli
    Schools across New York began the academic year with a new tool intended to prevent student suicides and violence: the ability to ask a court to remove a troubled person's access to firearms. About a third of U.S. states have so-called "red flag" laws, which allow courts to temporarily seize guns from people believed to be a danger to themselves or others, but New York is the first to empower schools to petition a court themselves for such an order, rather than go through local law enforcement. In New York, school principals are now allowed to petition the court for...
  • 28% of Democrats Say It Should Be Illegal to Join the NRA [And 15% of Republicans!]

    09/10/2019 2:05:26 AM PDT · by familyop · 74 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 09, 2019 | Rasmussen Reports
    The National Rifle Association is America’s largest gun rights organization with more than five million members. But a sizable number of Democrats views it as a terrorist group and believes it should be against the law for Americans to belong to pro-gun rights organizations like the NRA. Following several recent mass shootings, officials in San Francisco declared the NRA a domestic terrorist organization. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that nearly one-out-of-three Likely Democratic Voters (32%) favor declaring the gun rights group a terrorist organization in the community where they live. Fourteen percent (14%) of Republicans...
  • Grandiose, Coercive, and Expensive: Democrats' climate-change plans

    09/08/2019 5:28:19 PM PDT · by karpov · 26 replies
    City Journal ^ | September 6, 2019 | James B. Meigs
    Watching the Democratic presidential candidates on CNN’s seven-hour town hall on climate change was like attending the shot-put competition at a track meet. It wasn’t even a debate because the candidates agreed on most major points. Any sense of competition came in seeing which would offer the most grandiose plans. One after another, each candidate strained to hurl the biggest, most expensive wad of policy proposals as far as humanly possible. Senator Bernie Sanders set the bar high. “We are proposing the largest, most comprehensive program ever presented by any candidate in the history of the United States,” he declared....
  • America Embraces the Tyranny its Founders Fought to Reject

    09/08/2019 10:29:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Tenth Amendment Center ^ | January 8, 2016 | Mike Maharrey
    The American Founding generation fought a long, bloody war to free themselves from a tyrannical government, only to see the people eventually embrace the very system they struggled to throw off.That may seem like a stinging indictment, but careful examination of U.S. governance today reveals that it rests on essentially the same philosophical foundation as the 18th century British system Americans rejected.The founding generation developed a brand new conception of government, resting it on the consent of the governed and the idea that governing institutions must operate within constitutional constraints. Today, we still see the vestiges of those founding ideals...
  • NRA CEO: San Francisco’s Terror Designation Is Reckless

    09/06/2019 4:36:05 PM PDT · by familyop · 29 replies
    One America News Network ^ | September 6, 2019 | OAN Newsroom
    Even “Superman” actor Dean Cain himself put in his two cents. He said: “They found the time to label the NRA, one of the oldest civil rights organizations, a domestic terror organization. So, terrorism is defined as the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims. Literally the exact opposite of the NRA.” The association is now calling on all members to tweet their reactions to the move using the hashtag: #IAmTheNRA. There are real victims of terrorism – ask those who lost someone in 9/11. @NRA is the fabric of American society....
  • SF Declares NRA "Terrorist Organization" [semi-satire]

    09/06/2019 4:14:43 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Sep 2019 | John Semmens
    The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution designating the National Rifle Association a "domestic terrorist organization." While the NRA has taken no actions to terrorize anyone, District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani maintained that "their continued support for the Second Amendment is terrifying to me. The idea that every American should have the right to own a gun despite the government's preference that they not, undermines respect for authority." Stefani characterized the NRA's position as "an anachronism. At one time firearms were a very useful tool for bagging game and feeding the family. But now they are unnecessary....
  • Red Flag Laws Spur Debate Over Due Process

    09/05/2019 6:34:43 PM PDT · by familyop · 46 replies
    Stateline.org by way of Pew Trusts ^ | September 4, 2019 | Matt Vasilogambros
    In the year since Florida enacted its red flag law, Kendra Parris has defended nearly 20 clients against risk protection orders that could remove their firearms. The Orlando-based lawyer has long represented people who might be subject to the state’s involuntary mental health treatment provision. But when this new law, meant to protect against people who might be a harm to themselves or others, passed in the aftermath of the February 2018 Parkland mass shooting, she saw yet another opportunity for the state to potentially deprive certain people of their civil liberties. “It’s almost like a shiny new toy for...
  • How the Left Gets the Statue of Liberty Poem Wrong - Greenfield

    08/22/2019 5:33:50 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 22, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    How the Left Gets the Statue of Liberty Poem Wrong No, it’s not a mandate to wreck America. August 22, 2019 Daniel Greenfield 3 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. Being a writer means never knowing what you might be remembered for. Or how badly. That poem that Emma Lazarus became famous for was forgotten, remembered again, and has been misused, quoted out of context and transformed into a battle cry for open borders and a disastrous immigration policy. Its lines about...
  • Cory Booker on why Democrats should go bolder on gun control (Yes, please)

    08/18/2019 8:54:06 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 28 replies
    Vox ^ | August 16, 2019 | German Lopez and Katherine Kim
    Sen. Cory Booker wants Democrats to go bolder on guns — and says they’re playing into the hands of the National Rifle Association and the corporate gun lobby by rejecting bolder ideas. “For Democrats to play into the hands of the corporate gun lobby, and just letting them define what the realm of possible is, it’s so defeatist to me,” the New Jersey senator told me during an interview this week. “At a time with the levels of carnage in our country, we don’t need people who are defeatist in their thinking about what’s possible.” Booker, who is running for...