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  • Progressives Rebuke Hillary Clinton for Her Transgender Warnings

    06/24/2022 2:02:59 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 June 2022 | Neil Munro
    A pro-transgender political army of 150 progressive groups is rejecting any compromise with ordinary Americans, just days after Hillary Clinton warned Democrats they are risking a catastrophic political defeat by Donald Trump in 2024. The “Open Letter Supporting the Full Inclusion of Transgender and All LGBTQI+ Youth” was posted on June 22, and it declared: we call for the full inclusion, protection, and celebration of transgender and non-binary youth, including access to extracurricular activities such as athletics and to school facilities, safe and inclusive school environments, accurate and inclusive curriculum, and gender-affirming school health services.
  • Democracy the Sham

    06/10/2022 4:47:09 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 12 replies
    The Neo-Ciceronian Times ^ | June 10, 2022 | Theophilus Chilton
    We’ve been hearing an awful lot about “democracy” lately. We keep learning that it can only be promoted through the universal use of unaccountable ballot drop boxes that allow people to vote six or seven times. Congress is currently holding hearings about the grave threat to democracy presented by flyover country types wandering around the Capitol building that their tax dollars pay for. We even overthrew a popularly-elected government in Ukraine in 2014, and are trying to provoke a war with another nuclear-armed nation to keep it in power, all in the name of democracy. Of course, the commonality between...
  • Biden Admin Disinformation Effort Derailed [semi-satire]

    05/20/2022 7:03:56 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 May 2022 | John Semmens
    The less than month-old Disinformation Governance Board established by President Biden has been "put on hold" due to backlash against the idea that the Board reminded too many people of the "Ministry of Truth" in George Orwell's distopian novel 1984. Given the chance to continue on the payroll with no job responsibilities, Nina Jankowicz decided to resign, saying "there's no point in me staying on if I'm not going to be allowed to censor anyone's erroneous statements or beliefs." Presidential Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre called this turn of events "tragic. We were putting together the most extensive and comprehensive suppression...
  • The Ideology of Magic Words

    05/20/2022 8:51:17 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 13 replies
    The Neo-Ciceronian Times ^ | May 20, 2022 | Theophilus Chilton
    The modern West has come under the sway of a credulous, intellectually-underdeveloped superstition that threatens its continued development and prosperity. This is, of course, woke progressivism. And like most primitive belief systems, progressivism has faith in the power and ability of magic words and fetishes to change or control reality. By fixating upon certain symbols which represent their ideological framework, the modern Left hopes to invest these symbols with the power to alter even the sensible world itself. Ancient man’s discovery of writing provided to him the ability to represent his thoughts symbolically and in a way that preserves and...
  • Decentralisation and America's Cycle of Collapse

    05/18/2022 7:32:14 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 10 replies
    The Neo-Ciceronian Times ^ | May 18, 2022 | Theophilus Chilton
    Like most people with any shred of decency, I was quite pleased (though also quite surprised) by the recent SCOTUS leak that suggests that the highest court may well overturn Roe v. Wade. If this ends up taking place (and so far, the conservative justices have indicated that the attempted bullying by the Left isn’t working), it’s exciting for a number of reasons. Obviously, the fact that defederalising abortion and placing it back into the purview of the states - where it belongs - will result in many, many little babies’ lives being saved. But what I’d like to discuss...
  • The Progressive Left Has Destroyed Civil Society

    05/14/2022 3:17:14 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 14 replies
    The Neo-Ciceronian Times ^ | May 14, 2022 | Theophilus Chilton
    The past two weeks have been quite an adventure for people who are concerned about the direction which American civil society has been taking recently. The widely reported leak of the Supreme Court’s impending decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organisation led to a system-wide meltdown on the Left. Since then, they’ve been “protesting” at the homes (and threatening the safety) of conservative SCOTUS justices, which is a federal crime. Violent left-wing fanatics have been firebombing pro-life HQs and pregnancy centres across the country. More generally, lefties have been making royal nuisances of themselves as they’ve...
  • What’s in a Slogan?=More than you might think.

    05/12/2022 6:36:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 12, 2022 | David Horowitz
    Normally it’s prudent to distrust the words that flow from the mouths of progressives. When they decry “voter suppression” what they’re really upset about is voter I.D.’s – linking ballots to real voters, which would frustrate their desire to rig elections. When they become outraged about a Supreme Court opinion on Roe v. Wade, it’s not loss of the ability to abort the unborn that concerns them, since overturning Roe would not outlaw abortion but merely take it out of the hands of 9 appointed lawyers, and put it in the hands of the popularly elected legislatures of the fifty...
  • The San Quentin prison doctor who performed over 10,000 human experiments

    05/08/2022 7:21:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    SF Gate ^ | May 2, 2022 | By Katie Dowd
    Shortly before Thanksgiving 1919, as Antone Lepara was waiting to be hanged for murder, his soon-to-be widow received an unusual request. The letter asked Mrs. Lepara if she would be willing to sell her husband’s testicles after his death. The writer, a wealthy businessman, was willing to pay $10,000 — almost $150,000 in today’s money. It was a good arrangement all-around for the businessman. He’d have a new, virile pair of testes from a man no longer in need of them, and one of America’s foremost experts on gland surgery worked right on the prison premises: San Quentin Chief Surgeon...
  • American Stasis

    05/06/2022 2:41:19 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 18 replies
    The Neo-Ciceronian Times ^ | May 6, 2022 | Theophilus Chilton
    The United States are in a tricky position right now and everybody knows it. The level of social division continues to rise and all of us, in some way or another, feel a tension that we all know isn’t going to be released merely by voting harder. Simply put, there are overwhelmingly powerful civil disjunctions that the normal methods of politicking simply will not resolve. A good model for understanding what is happening right now is to look back in time to the Classical Greek and Hellenistic eras. At one point or another, just about every polis had to deal...
  • With abortion in jeopardy, minority women have most to lose

    05/04/2022 6:36:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2022 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and LEAH WILLINGHAM
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — If you are Black or Hispanic in a conservative state that already limits access to abortions, you are far more likely than a white woman to have one. And if the U.S. Supreme court allows states to further restrict or even ban abortions, minority women will bear the brunt of it, according to statistics analyzed by The Associated Press. The potential impact on minority women became all the more clear on Monday with the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion suggesting the court’s conservative majority is poised to overturn the landmark 1973 decision legalizing abortion....
  • Meet the 2016 Republican Nominee

    04/09/2014 2:31:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/16/2014 | Daren Jonescu
    How does the Republican Party establishment choose its presidential candidate?  Typically, constitutionalists accuse their establishment rivals of being moderate, risk-averse, stubborn old fools who lack faith in conservative principles.  This is a soothing interpretation, as it begins from the hypothesis that the contest between conservatives and the GOP elite is a family feud. But there is another hypothesis -- less soothing, but, at least from an outsider's bird's-eye view, more reconcilable with the facts.  This hypothesis is that America has reached a stage of progressive soft despotism in which the only important family feud in national politics is between the fundamentally...
  • Wokeness is Weakness

    03/29/2022 7:38:21 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 7 replies
    Neo-Ciceronian Times ^ | March 29, 2022 | Theophilus Chilton
    America, and by extension the rest of the West, are afflicted with a sickening pathology that is rotting away the strength and power of our nations. Like a cancer that eats away at the strength of a healthy body, this pathology has been systematically weakening the social and physical infrastructure that made the West strong and capable. This pathology is nothing less than progressivism. Progressivism is an especially divisive and destructive force because it combines three features that individually are bad enough, but when fused become an absolutely horrid composition. The first of these is a penchant for undermining and...
  • The runaway cost of virtue-signalling

    03/17/2022 4:41:06 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 9 replies
    Spiked-Online ^ | 3-16-22 | BATYA UNGAR-SARGON
    Working-class Americans are paying a heavy price for their elites’ moral posturing. As gasoline prices in the US continue to surge to an unprecedented $7 a gallon in some places, President Joe Biden seems more interested in finding someone to blame than mitigating the problem. ‘Make no mistake, inflation is largely the fault of [Russian president Vladimir] Putin’, the president said on Friday at the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference. The president then cited a ‘fact checker’ in the New York Times and a Washington Post op-ed to counter anyone daring to lay the blame for skyrocketing prices at the...
  • The Hater’s Guide to Woodrow Wilson

    03/16/2022 2:41:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 118 replies
    National Review ^ | March 16, 2022 | DAN MCLAUGHLIN
    America’s most toxic two-term president left a lasting welt on the nation. If you were dragging getting out of bed to start this week, thank Woodrow Wilson. Daylight saving time is just one of a battery of ways that Wilson and his presidency changed America, most of them for the worse. I come now not to explain Wilson, but to hate him. A national consensus on hating Wilson is long overdue. It is the patriotic duty of every decent American. While conservatives have particular reasons to detest Wilson, and all his works, and all his empty promises, there is more...
  • We Need Our Own Plebian Secession

    03/12/2022 12:47:39 PM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 10 replies
    Neo-Ciceronian Times ^ | March 12, 2022 | Theophilus Chilton
    The classically-minded among you might be familiar with a set of events that are recorded by the Roman historian Livy as occurring in the early days of the Republic. These were known as the “secessions of the plebs,” or secessiones plebis, and they involved the literal withdrawal of the plebs - the common people - of the city of Rome from the city itself in acts of secession in which the common people would refuse to participate in Roman society until their grievances were addressed. As described by Livy, these grievances were indeed well-founded and involved severe financial (and even...
  • SIGN NOW: strip Trump of his pension

    03/08/2022 2:53:34 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 80 replies
    Progressive Caucus ^ | 8 March 2022 | Deranged Prog Project D'jour
    Trump is on the hook for FELONY tax fraud in New York RIGHT NOW. And if he’s convicted, the REAP Act would strip Trump of ALL Presidential perks. This bill is AMAZING. Just take a look: The REAP Act WILL: 1. Strip Trump of his $220,000 annual pension 2. End taxpayer funding for Trump’s staff 3. Take away his taxpayer-funded budget for cushy D.C. office space
  • Lead from gasoline blunted the IQ of about half the U.S. population, study says

    03/08/2022 5:31:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 135 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | March 7, 2022 | By Elizabeth Chuck
    Exposure to leaded gasoline lowered the IQ of about half the population of the United States, a new study estimates. The peer-reviewed study, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, focuses on people born before 1996 — the year the U.S. banned gas containing lead. Overall, the researchers from Florida State University and Duke University found, childhood lead exposure cost America an estimated 824 million points, or 2.6 points per person on average. Certain cohorts were more affected than others. For people born in the 1960s and the 1970s, when leaded gas consumption was skyrocketing,...
  • Biden Cuts Bait on the Progressives Dragging Down the Democratic Party

    03/05/2022 12:58:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    US News ^ | 3/04/22 | Susan Milligan
    **SNIP** Unusually, resident Joe Biden had to draw those lines with fellow Democrats. Defund the police? Forget about it, Biden said Tuesday night. With crime on the increase around the nation – making for a nervous midterm electorate – the answer is to fund the police, Biden said. He also said very pointedly that he is a capitalist, albeit one who thinks big corporations should “pay their fair share" in taxes. On immigration, Biden called for reform – while also saying that those who "are not legitimately here can be sent back" to their home countries. He also made a...
  • The Economic Balloon That May Finally End Progressive Leftism

    03/03/2022 3:35:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | March 3, 2022 | Lewis Dovland
    The Laws of Economics are as immutable as the Law of Gravity, but few leftists grasp this fact. When it comes to the Democrats’ energy policies, I believe this immutability will finally be the Democrats’ downfall. People are reaching a pain point that the progressives can no longer deflect onto others. Based on the progressive left’s detrimental influence on President Biden’s energy policies, the resulting accelerated inflation and energy-cost rise are very visible to average Americans. The administration acts as if there is no causal connection between the two. But what can we expect from people who work from feelings...
  • NY assemblywoman slammed for anti-cop tweet, liking post comparing NYPD to Nazis

    02/03/2022 10:50:41 AM PST · by Conservat1 · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 2, 2022 | Craig McCarthy and Sam Raskin
    A progressive New York lawmaker has been blasted for describing uniformed NYPD cops taking the subway as a “frightening show of intimidation” and “a massive health risk” — then liking a tweet comparing the group of officers to Nazis. Democratic Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou, who represents parts of Lower Manhattan, made the eyebrow-raising comment Monday in response to a video showing mostly maskless officers in a Midtown Manhattan subway station following the Friday funeral for slain NYPD Officer Jason Rivera...