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  • Elon Musk says Twitter should release logs on censoring Hunter Biden laptop story ‘to restore public trust’

    11/25/2022 5:30:22 PM PST · by SmokingJoe · 12 replies
    The Independent via Yahoo ^ | NOVEMBER 25 2022 | Eric Garcia
    Elon Musk revealed that he believes Twitter should release the chat logs regarding their decision to restrict sharing a story from The New York Post on Hunter Biden’s laptop. On Wednesday, Mr Musk responded to a tweet from the account @alx asking for the new owner of Twitter to look into the company’s decision to not allow people to tweet The Post’s story. “Raise your hand if you think @ElonMusk should make public all internal discussions about the decision to censor the @NYPost’s story on Hunter Biden’s laptop before the 2020 Election in the interest of Transparency,” @ALX tweeted. Mr...
  • Elon Blows Apart Liberal Myth on Ferguson, Makes It Even Better With Big Vow for Twitter

    11/24/2022 9:37:03 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 11/23/2022 2215 hrs est | Nick Arama
    I wrote about how Elon Musk discovered “Stay Woke” t-shirts in a Twitter closet as he continues to sort out things at the headquarters. That says so much about the liberal nature of the platform before Musk. Musk also noted that the shirts go back to the time of the shooting of Michael Brown and the protests/riots in Ferguson. He also linked to the report of the Obama DOJ, noting that the shooting was in self-defense. That set off people on the left even more because they had to deal with the reality that their beliefs that they may have...
  • Four Mass Shooting Truths to Shut Down Your Liberal Family Members at Thanksgiving Dinner

    11/23/2022 11:56:38 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies ^ | 11/22/2022 1817 hrs est | KEVIN DOWNEY JR
    The media is shifty when it comes to mass shootings. They decide which shootings we do and do not get to hear about. If a shooting doesn’t jive with the liberal narrative, you’re not likely to hear the gory details. The recent mass shooting in Colorado Springs is the 601st mass shooting in 2022. There have been four mass shootings since then, but you likely haven’t about them. You probably didn’t hear about most of the previous 600 shootings, either. Why is that? Because the left is keeping secrets. Let’s talk about what they don’t want you to know about...
  • What Is Conservatism? Before the Republican Party can go "back to fundamentals" — or back to anything — we'll need to know what the party is supposed to be in the first place.

    11/23/2022 9:03:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/23/2022 | Michael D. Giammarino
    Since Election Day, I have been engaging in conversations about the political state of the country. In the face of the failed prediction of a red tsunami, many (both on the right and the left) are blaming the Republicans themselves for the disappointing results. Specifically, the two main culprits receiving most of the blame are Donald Trump and the right's pro-life stance (i.e., the Roe reversal). They say that in light of the failure of MAGA policies to win voters, it is now time to leave Trump and the MAGA Republicans behind and move on with more successful strategies. But...
  • Colorado mass shooting suspect is 'non-binary,' uses 'they/them' pronouns, attorneys say 'For the purposes of all formal filings, will be addressed as Mx. Aldrich'

    11/23/2022 7:20:24 AM PST · by rktman · 49 replies ^ | 11/23/2022 0555 hrs est | MICAELA BURROW
    The shooter who is suspected of gunning down five people at a Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub Saturday identifies as “non-binary” and uses “they/them” pronouns, attorneys said Tuesday according to a court filing obtained by The New York Times. Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, faces several informal charges of murder and hate crimes after he allegedly stormed a nightclub, spraying bullets into the crowd before two club patrons confronted him and wrenched the firearm away, the NYT reported. The revelation that the suspect identifies as “non-binary,” one of several categories contained under the LGBTQ+ umbrella, comes amid popular narratives that animosity toward...
  • Young Americans Voted to Ruin Their Lives

    11/22/2022 9:13:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/22/2022 | Dennis Prager
    This week, The New York Times published a column by a left-wing academic (forgive the redundancy), John Della Volpe, director of polling at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics. In his first sentence, Mr. Della Volpe reveals his politics. He described young Americans as "stressed and sickened by thoughts of their rights and democracy slipping away." That is what Harvard and just about every other university tells America's young people: "Because of the Right, you should be stressed and sickened -- the Right is taking away your rights and destroying your democracy." The terrible irony is that there is...
  • Social Justice is Not Justice: If equity entails making everyone a victim, then "social justice" reforms are moving in that direction

    11/22/2022 8:05:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/22/2022 | Keith Risman
    Socrates defines individual justice as “What is good for the individual soul.” He defines justice for the community as “Each person doing their part in a way that others do not interfere with their societal roles.” Social justice as applied in the United States fails to meet either definition of justice. Social justice policies have caused massive property destruction, increased crime, increased inequities, and increased racism. Rather than meeting Socrates’ definition of justice, they embody injustice by their very nature. These policies cause both individual harm and cripple many of the essential functions of society. In 2020, businesses and neighborhoods...
  • Joe Biden's “Alternative Energy” Fantasy

    11/22/2022 7:09:21 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 11/11/2022 | Jude Clemente
    Oil meets 97% of American transportation needs, is a core component of over 6,000 everyday goods, and has no significant substitute. Oil has to be used, regardless of price. Look around you: oil is integral to everything that you see. Diesel and jet fuel derived from oil are literally the lifeblood of domestic and international commerce. There is no such thing as “transitioning” away from oil: oil is as invaluable and irreplaceable as water, which is why it’s the world’s most traded commodity.
  • Amy Coney Barrett Should Recuse Herself From Gay Rights Case, Say Survivors of Her Cultish Religious Group

    11/21/2022 7:46:43 PM PST · by fwdude · 36 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 21, 2022 | Audra Heinrichs
    Oral arguments in what’s being deemed a potential “free speech blockbuster” case won’t begin until next month, but survivors of People of Praise are already pushing Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett to recuse herself from 303 Creative v. Elenis—a case that will have a bearing not just on the future of free speech, but gay rights. The dubious faith group, in which Barrett is said to maintain membership, is known for expelling members who “engage in gay sex” and credible accusations of child sex abuse. Per a new report from the Guardian, former members of the Indiana-based group have...
  • ‘Look Inward And Change’: Ocasio-Cortez Lambasts Boebert Over Colorado Springs Shooting

    11/21/2022 7:10:37 AM PST · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 11/20/2022 1755 hrs est | Harold Hutchinson
    Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York criticized Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, an outspoken gun-rights advocate, due to a shooting at a Colorado Springs bar. A gunman killed five people and 18 others suffered injuries at a Colorado Springs bar Saturday night before two people tackled the gunman and held him until police arrived, CNN reported. At least two people were in critical condition at one local hospital. “@laurenboebert you have played a major role in elevating anti-LGBT+ hate rhetoric and anti-trans lies while spending your time in Congress blocking even the most common sense gun safety laws,”...
  • Reality bites Joe Biden's Gulf of Mexico wind dream

    11/21/2022 6:51:17 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 11/20/2022 1445 hrs est | Duggan Flanikan
    President Joe Biden, fresh from a surprisingly good November election for his fellow Democrats, has redoubled his commitment to rid the world of natural fuels (oil, gas, coal) and impose an all-electric universe powered in large part by offshore wind farms. To that end, Biden recently announced massive wind lease areas offshore from Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Galveston, Texas. One is a 188,023-acre tract located 56 miles offshore from Lake Charles; the other is a 508,265-acre tract 24 nautical miles offshore from Galveston. While Louisiana’s Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards is ebullient about the economic prospects for offshore wind, his...
  • The Ride of the Rohirrim

    11/21/2022 1:09:52 AM PST · by quikstrike98 · 55 replies
    The Lord of the Rings ^ | 1944 | J.R.R. Tolkien
    olkien made this narration before The Lord of the Rings had found a publisher. He was rather disillusioned, even despairing about it's prospects, and had lost faith in his ability as a writer. He was visiting the house of a friend, and this friend had bought a fairly newfangled device: a tape recorder. After messing with it a bit, recording The Lord's Prayer (to exorcise any evil spirits in it, for Tolkien was a bit suspicious of new tech), his friend suggested that he record his favourite passage from his new book. Tolkien did so, and on replaying it, the...
  • Why is the government arming more bureaucrats than Marines?

    11/20/2022 5:16:08 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 11/19/2022 1634 hrs est | Mark Hemingway
    A report issued last year by the watchdog group Open The Books, “The Militarization of The U.S. Executive Agencies,” found that more than 200,000 federal bureaucrats now have been granted the authority to carry guns and make arrests – more than the 186,000 Americans serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. “One hundred three executive agencies outside of the Department of Defense spent $2.7 billion on guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment between fiscal years 2006 and 2019 (inflation adjusted),” notes the report. “Nearly $1 billion ($944.9 million) was spent between fiscal years 2015 and 2019 alone.”
  • The Border Crisis Showed Up Right on Kamala Harris' Doorstep

    11/19/2022 6:33:44 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 11/18/2022 1445 hrs est | Julio Rosas
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Around 50 migrants were dropped off in front of the U.S. Naval Observatory, where Vice President Kamala Harris resides, on Friday morning as it was the latest bus from Texas to be sent to the nation's capital in response to the ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. The migrants, who had been processed and released by Border Patrol, told Townhall they were from countries such as Ecuador, Argentina, and Nicaragua. This group illegally crossed the Rio Grande from Piedras Negras, Mexico into the area surrounding Eagle Pass, Texas. Waiting to greet the new arrivals being dropped off...
  • The elites will get their global Marxist tyranny – but can we slow it?

    11/19/2022 5:49:12 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 11/18/2022 1937 hrs est | Scott Lively
    Donald Trump's remarkable victory in 2016 opened an 11th-hour window of reprieve from the enslavement of the world to a global Marxist order. America became The Republic We Couldn't Keep upon the finalization of the Trump takedown on Jan. 6, 2021. Trump's 2022 counter-offensive to claw it back failed – and our window of reprieve closed – when the Purple Uniparty killed the 2022 red tsunami, neutralizing the threat of their overthrow in the short term and granting them another two years to consolidate their power and remove MAGA leaders/influencers from the battlefield. That consolidation will now proceed at a...
  • Lawyers firebomb cop car during George Floyd riot, get disbarred

    11/17/2022 1:49:14 AM PST · by fwdude · 29 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | November 16, 2022 | Bob Unruh
    Two leftist lawyers who reportedly firebombed a police vehicle while they were rioting – along with many thousands of other liberals and progressives across America – over the death of George Floyd have been disbarred. Hundreds of millions of dollars in damages to dozens of major American cities were left behind when Black Lives Matter and other agenda-driven ideologies rioted after Floyd died while in custody of Minneapolis police early in 2020.
  • A Jewish Perspective on the Arlington Confederate Monument

    11/16/2022 11:02:03 AM PST · by robowombat · 140 replies
    Abbeville Institute ^ | Nov 15, 2022 | Jack Schewel
    Abbeville Institute A Jewish Perspective on the Arlington Confederate Monument By Jack SchewelNovember 15, 2022Blog The Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery has recommended the removal of the 32-foot-tall memorial to Confederate veterans buried there on the grounds that it is “riddled with racist iconography” and perpetuates the Lost Cause narrative. The following letter was sent today to the Committee. — JAB On March 19, 1841, at the consecration of its new synagogue in Charleston, Rabbi Gustavus Poznanski of the Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim congregation rose to speak to a throng of temple members and Charlestonians of many faiths who...
  • Magic Cars

    11/16/2022 7:25:18 AM PST · by rktman · 57 replies ^ | 11/16/2022 | John Stossel
    Even worse, today politicians make us pay more for energy while forcing us to do things that hurt the environment. Their restrictions on fossil fuels drive people to use fuels that pollute more. In Europe: "They're going back to burning coal! What we've done is have our energy systems designed by bureaucrats instead of engineers," complains Mills. "We get worse energy, more expensive energy and higher environmental impacts!" I like electric cars. But I won't pretend that driving one makes me some kind of environmental hero. "There'll be lots more electric cars in the future," concludes Mills. "There should be,...
  • Amazon founder plans to give away most of his fortune – to one controversial cause

    11/16/2022 7:14:36 AM PST · by rktman · 60 replies ^ | 11/14/2022 1104 hrs est | WND staff
    Amazon founder and executive chairman Jeff Bezos is planning to donate the majority of his $124 billion fortune to charities that fight climate change, according to CNN. Bezos, who is the world’s fourth-richest man, said that he was “building the capacity to be able to give away this money” to fight climate change during an interview with CNN. The billionaire did not say what percentage of his money he would give away or offer specifics on where the donated money would be spent.
  • Oil tanker owned by Israeli billionaire hit by bomb-carrying drone off Oman

    11/16/2022 6:45:19 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 11/16/2022 1424 hrs | TOI staff
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An oil tanker associated with an Israeli billionaire has been struck by a bomb-carrying drone off the coast of Oman amid heightened tensions with Iran, officials said Wednesday. The attack on the Liberian-flagged oil tanker Pacific Zircon happened Tuesday night off the coast of Oman, a Middle East-based defense official told the Associated Press. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they did not have authorization to discuss the attack publicly. While no one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, suspicion immediately fell on Iran. Gen. Michael Erik Kurilla, the head of the US...