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  • WATCH: Armed citizens are attempting to stop looters in Minneapolis

    “Before there were cops, there were just Americans. So, here we are.” “Justice for Floyd but we don’t support looting…” WATCH VIDEO...
  • Book Review: The Last Closet: The Dark Side of Avalon

    05/24/2020 7:59:19 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 13 replies
    Tea at Trianon Blog ^ | May 11, 2020 | Elena Maria Vidal.
    I remember as a twenty-two-year-old being excited when I saw a new book called the The Mists of Avalon by an author called Marion Zimmer Bradley. Mists was presented as the retelling of the Arthurian legend from the point of view of the women of Camelot, which I thought was a thrilling idea. However, I found the book heavy on paganism and morbid, explicit sex scenes, but light on romance, heroism, chivalry, mystery, faith and all the qualities I had come to love in the Camelot stories. I never read any of the author's other books and did not care...
  • A conservative woman reaches out to defend marriage.

    05/19/2020 12:56:52 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 17 replies
    https://tujuhbelasan.com/ ^ | 20th April 2020 | 0zguy1945
    Marriage is under pressure. Shelly of San Diego stands up for what's right.
  • Barack Obama BARKS like a dog while reading 'The Bear Ate Your Sandwich' with wife Michelle as the couple films another virtual story time for kids in lockdown

    05/18/2020 5:49:56 PM PDT · by kevcol · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 18, 2020 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    After reading 'The Giraffe Problem' by Jory John and Lane Smith, the former first lady, 56, was joined by her husband, Barack Obama, 58, and together the couple read 'A Bear Ate Your Sandwich' by Julia Sarcone-Roach. The two gave an animated reading of the book, with the former president even barking at one point to imitate a dog in the story.
  • The Irony of ‘The Plot Against America’

    05/14/2020 6:11:19 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 14 May 2020 | David Bernstein
    The late Philip Roth is my favorite novelist, and his novel The Plot Against America, now a widely-praised HBO mini-series, is an excellent, disturbing book. The book posits an alternate history in which an isolationist, antisemitic Charles Lindbergh defeats FDR for the U.S. presidency in 1940, and proceeds to enact a series of increasingly draconian antisemitic measures. Among those measures are sending Jewish youths out to the country to live with Gentile families to become “real patriotic Americans,” away from the implied malevolent of their families, the Jewish community, Jewish culture, and Judaism. The irony in the title of this...
  • “They Got a Pulitzer Prize for a Story that was 100% False!” – Lara Logan Slams Trump-Hating Garbage Journalists at NY Times and WaPo (VIDEO)

    05/14/2020 6:14:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/14/2020 | Jim Hoft
    The far left New York Times admitted this week that its “science and health reporter” Donald McNeil, Jr., went too far this week during an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. During the interview McNeil went on a tear against several members of the Trump administration. The New York Times said they discussed the issue with him.Again, Donald McNeil, Jr. is the “science and health” reporter at the Times. On Wednesday, Lara Logan weighed in on the state of the liberal mainstream media. Lara did not hold back and went as far as saying the Pulitzer winning reporters at The...
  • What are you listening to / reading? [oh the huge vanatee]

    05/11/2020 11:39:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 119 replies
    YouTube (et al) ^ | Today and from now on | self et al
    This topic is inspired by the many what book / what music topics over the years, also by mairdie's cool vids of classical or jazz soundtracks over art montages.
  • A Sad Farewell /Rockaway mourns the sudden death of ferry advocate Laura Deckelman

    05/10/2020 6:35:23 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    The Wave ^ | 10/5/20 | Mark Healey
    The first time I met Laura Deckelman was on a ferry, which, if you know anything about Laura Deckelman, is fitting. Back in 2014, I had only been working at The Wave for a few weeks, and I was invited to take a ride on the then-Rockaway ferry by Seastreak President Jim Barker. It was a “simple meet and greet” to inform the public of some of the details of what expanded service could entail. We got stuck on a sand bar, got inconvenienced for an hour or so, the FDNY “rescued us,” and I met Laura. She told me...
  • Russian journalists accuse NY Times of stealing stories that earned it Pulitzer Prize – for second time

    05/08/2020 7:19:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    The Gray Zone ^ | 05/07/2020 | Ben Norton
    The New York Times has apparently stolen its Pulitzer Prize-winning stories from Russian journalists – the same liberal anti-Putin reporters its correspondents have lionized. By Ben Norton The New York Times has been accused for a second time of stealing major scoops from Russian journalists. One of those stories won the Times a Pulitzer Prize this May.The journalists who have accused the Times of taking their work without credit also happen to be the same liberal media crusaders against Vladimir Putin that Western correspondents at the Times and other mainstream outlets have cast as persecuted heroes.The Pulitzer Prize Board is...
  • Socialist Left Premier Daniel Andrews with AOC, Chairman Mao and Karl Marx square off against Abe Lincoln, Xmas and God's gift of sunshine. Guess which side wins.

    05/05/2020 8:14:37 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 1 replies
    I decided it would be fun on Karl Marx’s birthday to make a list of all the things and quotes I could offer during this pandemic to highlight the destructive nature of socialism: https://freedom-demokrasi-and-civilised-humanity.com/2020/05/05/using-fear-to-spread-socialism-and-attack-human-rights/ I only ended up writing down eight of them. In summary: 1 Premier Andrews. 2-5. Four attacks on our human social needs. 6. AOC 7. Marx 8 Chairman Mao contrasted with President Lincoln. I suppose this short list leaves plenty of room for other Freepers to entertain me by telling us all what you think about the ones I have left out. Go for it, my...
  • Pulaski Swing

    05/02/2020 11:03:40 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    lulu ^ | 27/1/20 | sharon primack
    A struggling family faces many challenges with Social Service Agencies, while residing in America and in Israel. The Grandparents at some point come to the rescue of their Granddaughters.
  • Is This Tomorrow? America Under Communism

    04/25/2020 5:44:57 PM PDT · by CaliGangsta · 15 replies
    archive.org ^ | 1947 | Catechetical Guild Educational Society
    https://archive.org/details/IsThisTomorrowAmericaUnderCommunismCatecheticalGuild/mode/2up This is a comic published in 1947, it's public domain now and a really good read. It depicts a step-by-step communist takeover of America. "First, we must touch off a real crisis in this country so we have an excuse to seize power..." Amazing how relevant this is today. It closes with this: TEN COMMANDMENTS OF CITIZENSHIP 1. Know your government. 2. Know the issues before it. 3. Keep up on foreign problems. 4. Be tolerant of other races, religions, and nationalities. 5. Practice your own religion. 6. Read newspapers and magazines critically. 7. Use your vote. 8. Follow...
  • What Provosts Get Wrong: A Failed Case for Campus Speech Restrictions

    04/24/2020 8:36:24 AM PDT · by karpov · 5 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | April 24, 2020 | Robert Shibley
    On picking up What Snowflakes Get Right: Free Speech, Truth, and Equality on Campus, one might expect a book urging those who dismiss today’s college students’ complaints about institutional racism, persistent sexism, and other societal ills to take them more seriously. To engage with their arguments and to try to empathize with them, rather than ignoring or lambasting them, even when they engage in what seems to many people like unjustified histrionics. What Snowflakes Get Right is not that book. In fact, on completing NYU comparative literature professor (and former vice provost) Ulrich Baer’s book laying out his views on...
  • Reading recommendations, please

    04/23/2020 11:54:45 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 72 replies
    self ^ | 04/23/2020 | self
    Help! I need recommendations for fun reading material. I really enjoy mysteries and have been re-reading some Agatha Christie books, because so many of the newer books are PC or extremely gory. Also, I prefer my reading material to be clean. Humor books are also good, as well as real crime and crime solving methods, as long as it's not too hair-raising. Fiction or non-fiction, as long as it's entertaining. Are there mysteries out there where the detective has at least somewhat conservative values? Are there ones set in the past that don't have feminist females entirely out of character...
  • Mark Twain on truth in newspapers and on buying life insurance for railroad travel.

    04/21/2020 6:56:25 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 15 replies
    Freedom, Demokrasi and Civilised Humanity ^ | 21st April 2020 | Ozguy1945
    We can't know what Mark Twain, who died 110 years ago today, would have said about the Coronavirus but here is what he had to say about truth in newspapers and about buying life insurance for railroad travel: https://freedom-demokrasi-and-civilised-humanity.com/2020/04/21/remembering-mark-twain-and-media-driven-fear-of-death/ “Where we have one newspaper that does good, I think we have fifty that do harm.” “....... the stupid people — who constitute the grand overwhelming majority of this and all other nations — do believe and are moulded and convinced by what they get out of a newspaper, and there is where the harm lies.” Was Mark Twain better than...
  • Is there still a profoundly entrenched inability to allow freedom in British culture?

    04/19/2020 10:34:09 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 11 replies
    Is there still a profoundly entrenched inability to allow freedom in British culture? The American woman who married into their royal family has come back home. Why? Can Brexit set the English spirit free?
  • What is "The Word" as mentioned in The Bible?

    04/18/2020 9:20:07 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 25 replies
    https://the-great-man-jesus.com/ ^ | 19th April 2020 | Ozguy1945
    I think the idea that the word or Logos is God is amazing. But what does it mean?
  • Paul Revere's Ride. Where has that spirit gone?

    04/18/2020 7:50:10 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 17 replies
    https://tujuhbelasan.com/ ^ | 18th April 2020 | Ozguy1945
    What are the great lessons from Paul Revere's ride for us today as we face a health care crisis which we call a war? Is Donald Trump giving a wake-up call, as Paul Revere did with his midnight ride, in his willingness to try to get people back to work and buck the international trend of governments emphasizing "safety" and locking down?
  • A Radical Pseudo-historian (Howard Zinn) Meets His Match

    04/15/2020 8:47:46 AM PDT · by karpov · 18 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | April 15, 2020 | Wilfred McClay
    ... In Debunking Howard Zinn, Mary Grabar has performed the absolutely necessary task that her title promises, and has done so with admirable energy, persistence, and relentless attention to detail, leaving Zinn’s already shaky credibility in utter ruins. She brings the intensive scrutiny of a jeweler’s eye to Zinn’s work, topic by topic, and shows in no uncertain terms how flawed and unreliable it is. But that is not all. She also shows us Zinn the man: An utter charlatan and naked partisan, an admirer of Stalin and Mao, a relentless self-promoter and self-mythologizer, and a media-savvy celebrity of the...
  • "To save Americans from contracting a virus that may kill 1-3% of those infected, we have put America on a ventilator." - Pat Buchanan

    04/14/2020 6:55:50 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 13 replies
    Over the last two decades the writings of Pat Buchanan have taught me so much that my own background and education, born into a progressive family, could never have taught me. He has converted me to conservatism. (Ron Paul and Aussie P.M. Tony Abbott helped.) What do Freepers think of Pat Buchanan’s analysis of the current crisis: https://buchanan.org/blog/what-price-victory-in-the-coronavirus-war-138432 ? I consider it brilliant.