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  • Tina Brown Goes After Google, Social Media (But Who Has Made Twitter/Facebook a Source Authority?)

    11/20/2017 2:31:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Rush ^ | November 20, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I mentioned earlier in the program a piece that I saw with some quotes from Tina Brown. Tina Brown ran the New Yorker magazine and Vanity Fair for a while, and she also did Talk magazine, which was financed by Harvey Weinstein. But she said she was not Harvey’s type. So that means Harvey didn’t hit on her. But it didn’t go anywhere — Talk magazine didn’t go anywhere — so it went defunct. But in her day, she was considered the queen of New York media. She and her husband, Sir Harry Edwards… Not Edwards, Evans. Harry Edwards...
  • The Twitter Gestapo [video only]

    11/20/2017 1:54:15 PM PST · by servo1969 · 5 replies Thinkery ^ | 11-18-2017 | Sargon of Akkad
    Ein volk, ein tweet, ein Jack.
  • Immigrants Will Be Served A Side Dish of Fear During This Year’s Thanksgiving Dinner

    11/20/2017 1:15:29 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | November 20, 2017 | by Kenia Calderon
    This week, families across our state are unboxing their Thanksgiving décor, choosing table cloths, and deciding who is going to be responsible for what dish this coming Thursday. It’s that time of the year when we communities come together, put family disputes aside and get in the holiday spirit. Unfortunately, this holiday season comes with a different taste for many as hundreds of Iowa families will eat their Thanksgiving meals with uncertainty, anxiety and fear. The lives of hundreds of families across our states are at risk thanks to Donald Trump’s draconian immigration policies. Many of your immigrant friends and...
  • New Assault Allegations: Franken (While Senator), Bill Clinton, Glenn Thrush

    11/20/2017 1:15:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush ^ | November 20, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well! Another woman has come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Al Franken. Franken says he’s not gonna resign. He’s sitting out there contemplating and reflecting, which means he’s trying to remember any others that could come forward and try to get hold of him. If anybody’s gonna hire Hillary Clinton, it would be Al Franken. Yes, another woman has come forward, sexual misconduct allegations against Al Franken. The woman says that Franken inappropriately touched her in 2010. She says that he grabbed her buttocks while taking a photo at the Minnesota state fair. So by my count, Al...
  • Two kinds of truth: actual and political

    11/20/2017 12:20:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    American ^ | November 20, 2017 | Patricia McCarthy
    "...there are two kinds of truth in this world. The truth that is the unalterable bedrock of one's life and mission. And the other, malleable truth of politicians, charlatans, corrupt lawyers, and their clients, bent and molded to serve whatever purpose was at hand." Michael Connelly, Two Kinds of Truth There is a mass hysteria gripping the country at the moment. Some if it is probably part of a misguided plan to unseat Trump. The truly evil deeds of some are being conflated with far lesser crimes; but all forms of sexual predation are illicit and destructive. It was the...
  • Peter Beinart's Virtue Signal

    11/20/2017 12:13:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American ^ | November 20, 2017 | Ben Cohen
    Recently, Peter Beinart took to the pages of the Atlantic to make a confession. Beinart confessed that he -- yes he -- had benefited from affirmative action. The New Republic, he claimed, had a policy of favoring well-educated white men from ivy league schools. “I considered myself qualified. Because I’d spent years mimicking TNR’s writing style, I had the right sort of clips. But as a white man graduating from an Ivy League school, I also had the right sort of identity. It was difficult to disentangle the two. And I didn’t really try.” “I didn’t try because the magazine...
  • Will Franken be a Sacrificial Lamb?

    11/20/2017 11:49:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American ^ | November 20, 2017 | Elizabeth Nahas
    Al Franken, the so-called social justice warrior for women, has now been exposed. Although some people on the left are calling for his resignation, very few are doing so in Congress. The hyper-partisan Chuck Schumer is calling for an investigation. What is there to investigate? Doesn’t a picture speak a thousand words? The honorable senator was caught red-handed. If this were a Republican, would the Minority Senate leader be singing the same tune? Speaking of leaders in the Senate, where is Mitch McConnell and his moral indignation over a United States Senator’s immoral behavior? He readily echoes the outrage over...
  • How a New York Senator Can Rag on the Clintons without Risk of Death

    11/20/2017 9:34:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    American ^ | November 20, 2017 | Michael Nollett
    On November 16, 2017, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) kicked off her run for the 2020 presidency by intoning that Bill Clinton should have resigned (in disgrace?) in 1998 over the Monica Lewinsky affair. Talk sure is cheap, isn't it? That's because the Democrats had in their power to dump Clinton in 1999 and kick him right out of office – and took a pass on it. They could even have accomplished this with a minority of their Senate membership. And not only would it have been easy, but it would even have redounded to their benefit, by guaranteeing their continued...
  • A Most Dangerous Condition with Judge Roy Moore

    11/20/2017 9:16:41 AM PST · by Baynative · 85 replies
    Redoubt news ^ | 11/19/17 | Jim Boyer
    While most of the focus is on the media's “shiny object”, Judge Roy Moore and the contentious senate race in Alabama, a very dangerous statement has been tossed out by Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. With the support of Senators Jeff Flake of Arizona and Todd Young of Indiana, Gardner has put forth the idea that if Judge Roy Moore wins the election in Alabama the senate should expel him because he does not meet the moral and ethical standards of the senate.
  • Has Ben Shapiro Been Watching Too Much Judge Judy?

    11/20/2017 8:31:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    American ^ | November 20, 2017 | Robin Ridless
    Ben Shapiro is one of a number of conservative journalists recently bent on assuring us we're at liberty to disregard due process of law in formulating our verdict on Roy Moore. We have his permission, he tells us, because we're deciding on political issues whose disposition won't result in sending anyone to jail. But this misunderstands what due process is and strips us of much needed protections. Protections? you may ask. Wherefore do we need protections if the state is not involved in our decision to, say, condemn someone we feel has been proven to our satisfaction to be a...
  • Don't Put Clarence Thomas In with the Bad Boys

    11/20/2017 8:11:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    American ^ | November 20, 2017 | Jack Cashill
    In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein revelations, Anita Hill's star is shining brighter than it has since the riveting Hill-Thomas hearings in 1991. "Hill gave voice to the silent indignities endured by women," wrote Jonathan Capehart recently in the Washington Post – Capehart being one of many pundits who made such claims without any substantiation whatsoever. In fact, the actual evidence strongly suggests that if Hill ever suffered indignities, Clarence Thomas did not inflict them. Some background is in order. Speaking to a NOW convention in July 1991, shortly after Thomas's nomination to the Supreme Court, radical feminist Florynce...
  • Don’t Let Bad Trade Policy Destroy Job Opportunities in South Carolina

    11/20/2017 5:53:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | November 20, 2017 | Sc State Rep Garry Smith
    The cynical use of American trade law to secure advantages over foreign competition is becoming increasingly pervasive among U.S. companies. This unfortunate trend rejects the traditions that have led to America’s economic preeminence and could destroy job opportunities for hardworking South Carolinians. Today’s political climate overlooks opportunities free markets offer, ignores protectionism’s devastating impact, and encourages unqualified support for domestic firms. America’s economic openness has given the American consumer greater choice at lower prices and has created jobs for the American worker. Despite the evidence, some Americans cling to the notion that companies headquartered in the U.S. are the sole...
  • Al Franken, Sexual Predator-He’s already apologized, but so what?

    11/20/2017 5:41:16 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 17, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    Radio host Leeann Tweeden’s apparently well-founded claim that Democrat Sen. Al Franken, the professional vulgarian and former comedian who has a long, well-documented track record of making crude remarks about sexually assaulting women, kissed and groped her without her consent, is sending shock waves through Democratic Party circles and the mainstream media. President Trump, who himself has faced plenty of sex-related accusations, took to Twitter to mock Franken. Last night at 10:06 Trump tweeted, “The Al Frankenstein picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words. Where do his hands go in pictures 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 while...
  • How a half-educated tech elite delivered us into chaos

    11/19/2017 9:37:09 PM PST · by poinq · 52 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/19/2017 | John Naughton
    ne of the biggest puzzles about our current predicament with fake news and the weaponisation of social media is why the folks who built this technology are so taken aback by what has happened. Exhibit A is the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, whose political education I recently chronicled. But he’s not alone. In fact I’d say he is quite representative of many of the biggest movers and shakers in the tech world. We have a burgeoning genre of “OMG, what have we done?” angst coming from former Facebook and Google employees who have begun to realise that the cool...
  • Let’s All Savor The Democrats’ Pervgate Pain

    11/19/2017 9:16:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | November 20, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    Some say that it’s so, so very wrong to take so much pleasure at a scandal in which the heroes of the Democrat Party are all being exposed as handsy, tonguey creeps. But if it’s wrong to laugh at the hilarious comeuppance these hypocrites are suffering, I don’t want to be right. In fact, I want to be super-mega-hyper wrong.Liberals have always been a bunch of lying posers pretending to be allies of women, and some of us always knew it was a scam. To see the truth so gloriously revealed, and to watch their humiliating back-pedaling and equivocation, is...
  • NBC Downplays Bill Clinton Sex Allegations With Family’s Talking Points

    11/19/2017 10:25:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | November 19, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    With the national discussion centered on sexual harassment and sexual assault, many in the liberal media had been itching to get to the allegations directed at the President. The media seemed to have recently gotten the ‘okay’ to pursue the claims when Hillary Clinton brought them up in a radio interview. It’s hypocritical for Clinton to lead the charge because of her philanderer husband with a rape charge. But that wasn’t a problem for NBC’s Sunday Today who disregarded it using Clinton’s defense. Anchor Willie Geist kicked off the show by hyping how the claims of sexual misconduct had made...
  • Snowflakes and the Great William Gladstone

    11/19/2017 8:37:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American ^ | November 19, 2017 | Michael Curtis
    The meaningful, if unstated, question is whether the Beatles, the enormously successful rock band formed in Liverpool, northern England, in 1960 can save William Gladstone, the British politician and leader of the Liberal Party who served as prime minister for 12 years in nonconsecutive four terms between 1868 and 1894, the only British prime minister to serve four terms. Now, students at the University of Liverpool, led by a 20-year-old named Alisha Raithatha, are petitioning the university to have Gladstone's name removed from a dorm, a hall of residence, which also carries the name of Roscoe, in a building which...
  • Plato's Cave and Our Current Reality

    11/19/2017 6:43:51 AM PST · by Popman · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 19, 2017 | Earick Ward
    Today, we are increasingly faced with a contrived reality. A mirage. Images shone on a wall (television screens, cell-phone, laptops) portraying what our captors wish for us to believe (is reality). What is truth? Let me suggest that truth, increasingly, is a byproduct of force. Are any important matters reasoned true today, or are we stuck in a battle of messaging wills? In this, let me suggest, the Left are winning, as we’ve abandoned reason, and are left with, whatever message can be advanced enthusiastically enough, to run roughshod over the other. As Goebbels stated; “If you tell a lie...
  • The National Boycott of the NFL Did Not Matter

    11/19/2017 6:42:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    American ^ | November 19, 2017 | Lloyd Marcus
    Sunday, November 12th, I joined fellow veterans in their national boycott of the NFL. However, I do not sense that thousands tuning out the games made much of a difference. NFL players and management still display a screw-you-America attitude. America hating Leftists never back off or surrender ground. As a matter of fact, to continue poking a finger in the eye of normal Americans, Leftist rag GQ magazine outrageously named Colin Kaepernick its Citizen of the Year. Kaepernick is the player who started NFL players shamefully kneeling during our national anthem. Sports media instantly declared Kaepernick, a mediocre quarterback, a...
  • Robert Mueller Is the Cover-Up

    11/19/2017 6:37:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    American ^ | November 19, 2017 | James Lewis
    Friendship is a beautiful thing, and it's really good to know that Robert Mueller, Comey, Brennan, and Clapper have known each other for many years. They're loyal friends. Mueller is a former top FBI dude, who helped to clear Bill Clinton after that impeachment mess, and like Mr. Comey, he did his very best. Clapper was the single most powerful man in the "intelligence" "community," a centralized directorate (as the Soviets used to call it), which was George W. Bush's principal response to 9/11/01. Now don't get me wrong: I'm sure all these brave men (or persons, I should say)...