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  • Proud to Be an American

    07/01/2021 5:42:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | July 1, 2021 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    I am proud to be an American. Yes, I know that our system of government is not perfect, but I firmly believe that it is the best in the world. We are an exceptional country not because our people are exceptional, but because we have a different -- and exceptional -- structure of government. I am grateful that I was born an American. We declared our independence from Great Britain this week 245 years ago. It happened after years of an overreaching rule by King George III and Britain's insistence on taxation without representation. We had had enough. We were...
  • EU hails 'progress' on talks with Iran to restore 2015 nuclear deal

    06/26/2021 7:34:17 PM PDT · by elpadre · 15 replies
    france24 ^ | June 27, 2021
    Article has been Exerpted - full article at link: Top diplomats said Sunday that further progress had been made at talks between Iran and global powers to try to restore a landmark 2015 agreement to contain Iranian nuclear development that was abandoned by the Trump administration. They said it was now up to the governments involved in the negotiations to make political decisions. Advertising Ulyanov said after heading back to report on the talks' results to their respective governments, he expected the diplomats to return for the final round of talks in Vienna in about 10 days and said they...
  • No, Western Culture Is Not About “White Supremacy”

    06/06/2021 6:37:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | June 6, 2021 | Rob Jenkins
    Chief among the Big Lies currently being promulgated by the American Left is that Western culture is inherently racist, a manifestation of White Supremacy. This is not only nonsense but pernicious, dangerous nonsense. Before we go on, perhaps we should define “Western culture.” It is essentially the marriage of Judeo-Christian morality with classical (that is, Greek and Roman) intellectualism. It privileges reason over emotion and the individual over the state. Its central tenet is that, through their own efforts, a person can rise above their circumstances. Western culture is not now nor has it ever been perfect. But it has...
  • In The Great Depression, Americans Worked For Government Checks. Now People Get Checks For Doing Nothing

    05/20/2021 6:53:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 20, 2021 | Bob Anderson
    Despite a population that is now more prosperous and more educated by several orders of magnitude, we clearly have become more lazy.To celebrate another $1,400 in stimulus checks, a quickly withdrawn video from Wisconsin Democrats showed people dancing to a catchy rap song with captions of “$$$ IN THE POCKET” and “THANK YOU POTU$.” As Joy Pullmann noted, its release on the same day abysmal job numbers came out was a testament to Democrats’ blindness to economic reality. It also attested to our culture’s devolving expectation of something for nothing.America has definitely changed. Juxtapose that video with images from the...
  • Recall Leader: We Have the Signatures for a Vote on Gavin Newsom

    02/11/2021 6:29:16 AM PST · by libstripper · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 10, 2021 | Joel B. Polack
    Tom del Beccaro, leader of the ongoing effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom, announced Wednesday evening that the campaign had reached the 1.5 million signatures required to put the matter to a vote — but will keep going.
  • The War on Self-Checkouts Shows the Make-Work Bias Is Alive and Well

    03/01/2020 12:16:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 313 replies
    The Foundation for Economic Education ^ | February 26, 2020 | David Youngberg
    In the 1960s, Milton Friedman reportedly visited a construction site in a foreign country. To his surprise, the canal builders used no heavy machinery and instead armed thousands of men with shovels. He questioned the bureaucrat about this odd choice and the bureaucrat responded that it was a jobs program. “Oh, I thought you were trying to build a canal,” Friedman said. “If it’s jobs you want, then you should give these workers spoons, not shovels.” Friedman’s absurd proposal illustrates the absurdity of make-work bias—the belief that conserving labor makes us poorer. Make-work bias was particularly popular during the Industrial...
  • Impeachment Backfiring: SECOND Democrat Leaves The Party In 24 Hours

    12/15/2019 7:48:17 PM PST · by Revel · 37 replies
    Analyzing America ^ | 12/15/19 | David Rufful
    State Senator John Yudichak of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania said that he will be switching his registration to become an Independent. He will caucus with the Republican majority. Yudichak has criticized an increasingly liberal Democratic caucus that has led to this decision. Due to issues that he finds important, Yudichak believes there is a better home in the Republican caucus. Yudichak’s announcement comes less than 24 hours since we learned that New Jersey Democratic Congressman Jeff Van Drew has also made a decision that speaks volumes.
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar slams Barack Obama's message of 'hope and change' as a 'mirage'

    03/08/2019 1:47:44 PM PST · by ETL · 75 replies ^ | Mar 8, 2019 | Liam Quinn | Fox News
    Rookie Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, fresh off igniting an intra-party uproar with comments widely viewed as anti-Semitic, took a swipe at former President Barack Obama, saying in an explosive interview the 44th president's message of "hope and change" was a "mirage" and blasting his administration's drone and border detention policies. Omar, D-Minn., took aim at the president's famed slogan, while further criticizing the Democratic Party for “perpetuating the status quo,” in the interview with Politico.“Recalling the ‘caging of kids’ at the U.S.-Mexico border and the ‘droning of countries around the world’ on Obama’s watch," Omar charged that Obama "operated within the same fundamentally broken framework as...
  • Socialism Is The Cool New Liberalism

    03/06/2019 7:09:42 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 44 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 3-6-19 | MOTUS
    It’s the natural progression of things: Millennials believe calling yourself a socialist is sexy.Remember the way-cool Sixties when guys used to attend protests and rallies to get laid, because young women could not resist such caring, passionate, liberal guys? Now there’s an app for that. But as in the way of all flesh the guys have had to up the ante on their care, passion and liberalism - all the way to socialism: Things have gotten so social with socialism that the young and restless now can consult a dating app called Red Yenta to find the fellow socialist of...
  • Green New Deal or Gold of Capitalism?

    02/16/2019 1:27:48 PM PST · by huckfillary · 8 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | February 16, 2019 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    The environmentalist movement was never about smog, pollution or even global warming. In the minds of naive people who fell for the propaganda, it was. But the reality was always implicit. The environmentalist movement was always about control. And shame. The “Green New Deal” has exposed the environmentalist movement for what it is. It has made the insanity explicit. If you want to sum up environmentalism, you might call it urban religion. It’s an expression of guilt. “You live in a land of plenty. It’s shameful.” Today’s environmentalists are the modern Puritans. They’re repressive, shaming and hostile to comfort and...
  • Seven Ways Life Is Better Now Than It Was 40 Years Ago

    09/03/2018 11:59:12 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 149 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 28 Aug 2018 | Jeff Sanders
    In my last article about how life was so much better 40 years ago, I promised I would even things out and talk about how things have actually improved in the past few decades since I was a kid. (I don't want anyone thinking I'm a crotchety old guy.) So here goes — seven things that make life better now than "back in the good old days": 1. Healthier choices in food. Health food has become mainstream. You don't have to go to some out of the way "health food shop" run by "hippies" to get what you need. All...
  • You've Come a Long Way

    11/16/2017 10:02:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | November 16, 2017 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    While others in my family are already planning Christmas Eve dinner, I am still having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that Halloween has come and gone. At this point, I am simply thankful that my husband and son threw away the carved pumpkin on the front step rather than leaving it to decay in place, as happened a few years ago. Thanksgiving arrives next week, and, though we are hosting a dinner, I am not sure how many guests will show up, I have not laid out the seating chart, and I have no idea what...
  • Moving the Goal Post on Racism

    09/14/2017 11:14:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | September 14, 2017 | Larry Elder
    In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. appeared on a BBC news show. The host asked King about Attorney General Robert Kennedy's prediction, an audacious one at the time, that a black man could be elected president in 40 years. King thought it would not take that long: "There are certain problems and prejudices and mores in our society which make it difficult now. However, I am very optimistic about the future. Frankly, I have seen certain changes in the United States over the last two years that surprise me. ... On the basis of this, I think we may...
  • YPG releases balance sheet of war for the month of August

    09/03/2017 9:25:45 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    ANF News (English) ^ | Sunday, 3 Sep 2017, 15:24 | ANF QAMISHLI
    YPG Press Office released a report on results of YPG operations, Turkish and ISIS attacks against Syrian people between 1-31 August. People's Defence Units (YPG) Press Office released the balance sheet of war for the month of August. YPG statement read as follows: "Our Rojava defence forces -People's Defence Units (YPG) and Women's Defence Units (YPJ)- led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on the struggle against ISIS. 'Liberation Operation for Raqqa', disrupted plans of the enemies in August 2017. - The occupying Turkish army and Turkish supported gangs targeted YPG/YPJ military positions, homes and fields of civilians 158 times.  Turkish army...
  • Is "reactionary" a communist word?

    07/23/2017 5:49:49 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    Generally speaking, if someone is running into a litany or a rant and denouncing you as a reactionary, that person is probably a communist. That is, in the 21st century. But what if the year is 1912? "Reactionary" is a word that statists of all stripes love to use, even those who do not behold the Communist viewpoint. In a speech denouncing the GOP, the DNC, and anybody else who he didn't like, Theodore Roosevelt said the following: I merely want to discuss the difference of policy between the Progressive and the Democratic Party and to ask you to think...
  • Happy 10th Birthday, iPhone

    06/29/2017 6:51:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | June 29, 2017 | Scott Rasmussen
    Societal changes take place so slowly that we rarely see them unfold on a day-to-day basis. Our culture and lifestyles adapt so quickly to new technology that we soon can't remember life without the latest innovation. But when we look back over any significant period of time, the scale of change is truly breathtaking. Today, smartphones are such a part of the culture that it's hard to believe they've only been around for a decade. But the smartphone era began just 10 years ago with the June 29, 2007 release of the iPhone. Time magazine hailed it as the 2007...
  • Who Wants to Be a Billionaire (in 1916)? (You, the average Middle Class American wouldn't want to)

    05/08/2017 8:00:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/08/2017 | George Will
    Having bestowed the presidency on a candidate who described their country as a “hellhole” besieged by multitudes trying to get into it, Americans need an antidote for social hypochondria. Fortunately, one has arrived from Don Boudreaux, an economist at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center and proprietor of the indispensable blog Cafe Hayek. He has good news: You are as rich as John D. Rockefeller. Richer, actually. Some historians estimate that on September 29, 1916, a surge in the price of Rockefeller’s shares of the Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey made him America’s first billionaire. Others say he never...
  • America's Next President Must Continue Obama’s Progress On Clean Energy

    04/06/2016 7:07:33 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/5/2016 | David Ignatius
    So much of America's future is at stake in the 2016 presidential election. But let's focus for a moment on just one area--energy and the environment--where the Obama administration has made startling progress.... Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, arguably President Obama's best Cabinet appointment, has been leading a quiet revolution in clean-energy technology. Innovation is transforming this industry, costs are plummeting and entrepreneurs are devising radical new systems that create American jobs--in addition to protecting the planet.... Here's a suggestion for any fact-based, technology-respecting candidate in either party: Promise that, if elected, you'll try to persuade Moniz to remain in place.......
  • Sanders After Vermont Victory: This Is About "Transforming America"

    03/01/2016 6:48:47 PM PST · by Biggirl · 42 replies ^ | March 1, 2016 | Pam Key
    Tuesday after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (I-Vt.) won his home state Democratic primary in Vermont by a large margin, he gave a victory speech saying, “this campaign is not just about electing the president, it is about transforming America.”
  • How “Progress” Led to the Dehumanization of Man

    02/17/2016 1:58:27 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 17, 2016 | MICHAEL QUINLAN
    The controversy over a Super Bowl ad for a snack chip that allegedly "humanized," of all things, a pre-born human being highlights the deliberate rejection of reality of the "abortion rights" objectors. On its face, as others have noted, the controversy exposes the pernicious obfuscation that a fetus is nothing more than a "meaningless blob of protoplasm." Yet, the anti-reality inherent in pro-abortion propaganda is only one example exposing the delusional foundations of modern secular culture, most prominently manifested in its ideology of sexuality, including the normalization of all manner of sexual deviance, same-sex "marriage," gender-fluidity, human-robot "intimacy," and...