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  • The Stigma Against My Conservative Politics Is Worse Than The Stigma Of Being Gay

    12/11/2018 7:02:22 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12-11-18 | Chad Felix Greene
    “Why would a person choose a life where they will be hated, judged, and rejected by society?” This was one of the first arguments I learned to defend myself against in arguments about my sexuality. In the late 1990s, it was perceived as a powerful call to the humanity of those who opposed gay rights under the notion that it was merely a lifestyle choice. The idea was that if we could appeal to others’ sense of compassion for our social plight, perhaps they could understand the effects of their intolerance. I often fantasized about breaking through the walls of...
  • CNN Conjures Up a Trump Number Under 30%

    12/11/2018 6:39:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, Rasmussen has come out with Trump approval numbers at 49%. But I want to play you an audio sound bite, and it is No. 5. Yesterday I made the point that what the media has to do… In order to actually allow other authorities to impeach Trump or to get rid of him, they’ve got to drive his approval numbers down to the thirties. They have to do that, like they did George W. Bush, like they did Nixon. They have to do this. They have to somehow get those numbers down so that it is apparent Trump...
  • Dems Expected Surrender — But This President Keeps His Promises

    12/11/2018 5:52:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I think Pelosi and Schumer were walking in there expecting Trump’s surrender. You gotta examine their frame of mind, and I’m an expert in that. I’m an expert in the liberal frame of mind. I’m an expert in how liberals act and think. I’m an expert in their psychology, and I don’t have to treat a single one of them to be this expert. I have studied them more than they have studied themselves. They think they won the government back when they won the House in the midterm elections. They think they won the power to get rid...
  • How the Media Covers for Steph Curry

    12/11/2018 5:24:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, I want to give you a lesson in how the media protects and shields their chosen members, how they go out of their way to protect Democrats who may say or do things that are just flat-out weird and dumb. The example here is Steph Curry, the NBA star for the Golden State Warriors, and we start with an audio sound bite. This is yesterday on Winging It with Vince Carter and Kent Bazemore. It’s a podcast, and Steph Curry is the guest. He’s the Golden State Warriors point guard, and during the Q&A here are Steph Curry,...
  • Trump Pounces on Chuck and Nancy in the Oval Office

    12/11/2018 4:45:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: It’s happening right now in the Oval Office. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer meeting with President Trump over the funding of the border wall. And I think I understand what’s going on here, and I’m gonna try to explain it to you. Greetings, my friends. Great to have you with us, as always. Telephone number, if you want to be on the program, 800-282-2882, and send an email to ElRushbo@eibnet.us. Okay. So this really revolves around what does Trump have, as in leverage over Schumer and Pelosi? They don’t want a wall. They’ve offered a paltry $1.3 billion. Trump...
  • Human Wrongs Perpetrated Against Christians ... in Canada

    12/11/2018 3:18:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Arthur Schaper
    Canada’s commitment to human rights has dwindled faster than imagined. A nation founded within the British Empire, whose leaders were Bible-believing Christians committed to a civilizing mission around the world, Canada has fallen so far from its Judeo-Christian roots and causes. The attacks on freedom of speech and religion are staggering, and American citizens—as well as freedom fighters around the world—need to pay attention. The homeland of John Candy, Kenneth Galbraith, Jordan Peterson, The McKenzie Brothers, Bonhomme, Francophone Americans, and Brian Mulroney has gone fascist.This immoral rot began fifty years ago, and the fruit of this poisonous tree is in...
  • How Democracy Is Losing the World

    12/11/2018 2:41:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    If Donald Trump told Michael Cohen to pay hush money to Stormy Daniels about a one-night stand a decade ago, that, says Jerome Nadler, incoming chair of House Judiciary, would be an "impeachable offense." This tells you what social media, cable TV and the great herd of talking heads will be consumed with for the next two years -- the peccadillos and misdeeds of Trump, almost all of which occurred before being chosen as president of the United States. "Everywhere President Trump looks," writes The Washington Times' Rowan Scarborough, "there are Democrats targeting him from New York to Washington to...
  • Starbucks and Tumblr’s New Porn Bans Empower Women

    12/11/2018 12:17:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Katie Yoder
    Media figures are treating two new porn bans as complete opposites. But they should be celebrating both – for the same reason.On Dec. 3, Tumblr declared that it would ban porn and other adult content beginning Dec. 17. The decision closely followed headlines announcing Starbucks will block pornography and illegal content from its Wi-Fi starting in 2019. But while media commentators applauded the coffee chain, many of them condemned the blogging platform. They’re wrong.To begin with, Tumblr and Starbucks came to their conclusions under different circumstances. Tumblr had faced consequences for child pornography leaking onto its site, reported CBS News,...
  • Ocasio-Cortez understands the promise of a 'Green New Deal'

    12/11/2018 11:12:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/11/18 | Michelle Romero, Van Jones
    (CNN) Right-wing media outlets seem to be waging a coordinated campaign to portray US Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a dimwit radical. Their efforts will backfire. She is in fact championing the smartest, most practical idea in US politics to address two urgent problems: climate change and poverty. Ocasio-Cortez, along with a growing number of Democratic colleagues, is asking Rep. Nancy Pelosi to create a select committee on a "Green New Deal" -- comprehensive legislation for a mass mobilization of people and resources toward solutions to the climate crisis. If Pelosi agrees, the congressional committee could develop a plan to improve...
  • We are former senators. The Senate has long stood in defense of democracy — and must again.

    12/11/2018 10:58:49 AM PST · by Baynative · 133 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/10/18 | 44 reprobates
    We are former senators. The Senate has long stood in defense of democracy — and must again. "During our service in the Senate, at times we were allies and at other times opponents, but never enemies. We all took an oath swearing allegiance to the Constitution. Whatever united or divided us, we did not veer from our unwavering and shared commitment to placing our country, democracy and national interest above all else."
  • Piers Morgan: You’ve hired me before, Mr President, so hire me again [as Chief of Staff] ...

    12/11/2018 10:10:52 AM PST · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 11, 2018 | Piers Morgan
    Full title: You’ve hired me before, Mr President, so hire me again. I’m the one person whose reputation can’t be tarnished by becoming your Chief of Staff and I’m perfectly qualified for the job! Dear Mr President, I wish to formally apply to be your new Chief of Staff.You might not immediately recognize what qualities I have for such a massive job in your administration, especially following a hugely respected war hero like General John Kelly.But the key thing is to have someone at your side that understands you, has known you a long time, likes you and commands your...
  • French Riots Really Aren't About Global Warming - They're About Tax Heavy Socialism

    12/11/2018 10:05:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 11, 2018 | Editorial
    After weeks of spreading riots and demonstrations in Paris, socialist French President Emmanuel Macron has had an epiphany or sorts. Not only is he not going to put a new global warming tax on fuel, he's going to let financially-strapped French families keep more of their money from the taxman. At least this year. "No mercy"? Sounds like total surrender for someone who, just days earlier, arrested 1, 939 people across the country, more than a thousand of those in Paris. The truth is, Macron has lost control both of the people and of the narrative. His 18% approval rating...
  • With eyes on House majority, Dems cautious about impeachment

    12/11/2018 9:04:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 11, 2018 | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Some Democrats who will take the House majority in January are willing to say that President Donald Trump may have committed impeachable offenses. But that doesn’t mean they will try to impeach him — at least not yet. For several reasons, Democrats have been extremely cautious about the “I” word. They know it could backfire politically, and many of them were in office during President Bill Clinton’s impeachment 20 years ago. New York Rep. Jerry Nadler, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee and the panel’s likely incoming chairman, has called impeachment a “trauma.” Nadler told CNN on Sunday...
  • The Placed and the Placeless

    12/11/2018 7:39:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Salena Zito
    YOUNGSTOWN -- There is a house I see every so often in my travels. It is perched where the alabaster 33-mile marker stands along the long-defunct Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad line, by an old stone foundation that has likely stood for over a century. Every year, ivy and wild vines suffocate its simple charm, climbing up and over its slanted gingerbread slate roof on its right side, the one that faces Cedar Street. And every year, it loses one more shingle and sheds more luster from its ancient apricot-colored paint. In the back of its sloped property, a smaller...
  • The Last to Let You Down

    12/11/2018 7:22:52 AM PST · by Baynative · 5 replies
    Marine archives ^ | unk | Video
    A tribute to those who have fallen and those who honor them. http://www.espn.com/core/video/iframe?id=25231107&endcard=false
  • Does 'Merry Christmas' Matter?

    12/11/2018 7:03:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    Is "Merry Christmas" a thing of the past, a greeting from a bygone era, a remnant of a past with which we no longer want to be associated? We might not be there yet, but if current trends continue, we're not far off. If so, it's a shame, a further coarsening of the culture -- and worse. It is yet another an example of the removal of religion, specifically Christianity, from a country that has long been the most religious major industrialized democracy in the world. Proponents of "happy holidays" argue that this is no big deal. They say the...
  • US Courts Treat Illegal Immigrants BETTER Than American Citizens

    12/11/2018 5:41:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    Immigration courts treat asylum seekers lackadaisically, incongruous to how our state and federal courts treat Americans and everyone else seeking a hearing. In our legal system, if you don’t show up for court when you’re supposed to, a bench warrant is ordered for your arrest, be it a civil or a criminal case. If you don’t show up, you get arrested the next time that you are stopped for a speeding violation and the officer sees you have a warrant out for your arrest. But the same does not hold for “asylum” seekers. When they don’t show up for court for...
  • Dear Ocasio-Cortez: It’s Not Because You’re a Woman of Color. It’s Because You’re an Idiot.

    12/10/2018 8:13:58 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | MONDAY DECEMBER 10 2018 | COURTNEY KIRCHOFF
    Dear Socialist Barbie, Congratulations on your quick rise to political success. In a world full of stuffy old codgers spouting nothing but focus-grouped talking points, you came in like a wrecking ball. A Prada-pump, Armani suit-wearing, wide-eyed wrecking ball. Based on some of your delicious tweets, you seem to think criticism of you stems from your fashionable penchant, your racial heritage, or your reproductive wonders down under. Allow me to address each assertion. Sure, sure, there are plenty of people who’ll take aim at your pricy wardrobe, considering you’re a socialist champion for the working class, who rocks those four-figure...
  • Chris Matthews Suggests: 'Witch Hunt' to Impeach Trump for Covering Up Affairs

    12/10/2018 8:14:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 10, 2018 | Mark Finkelstein
    Was Chris Matthews suddenly struck by some semblance of fairness? Or is the Bill Clinton fan, and the man who has described notorious womanizer JFK as a "hero," reluctant to condemn presidents for their peccadilloes? On his Hardball show this evening, Matthews suggested that impeaching a President over sexual misbehavior would be a "witch hunt." Said Matthews, posing the question to Dem Rep. Hakeem Jeffries: Chris Matthews: 'Witch Hunt' to Impeach Trump for Covering Up Affairs CHRIS MATTHEWS: Do you think you can actually impeach a President for basically covering up sexual misbehavior? I mean, we had this with Clinton....
  • ABC, NBC Hype President Trump’s ‘Inevitable’ Impeachment By Dems

    12/10/2018 7:52:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 9, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    According to recent court filings, President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen told federal prosecutors that he was directed by the then-candidate to pay hush money to two women to help sway the outcome of the 2016 election. Even though Cohen admitted he had previously lied under oath to Congress, ABC and NBC spent part of their Sunday morning news programs suggesting it was all over for the Trump administration. “We now have a president of the United States who has essentially been implicated in a felony by his own Justice Department,” boasted ABC anchor Dan Harris to chief global...