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  • Thank the Lord Donald Trump Is Not an 'Intellectual'

    07/17/2018 8:21:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/17/2018 | David Solway
    I recently participated in an email chain with conservative writers and thinkers on the inexhaustible subject of Donald Trump. Some of my correspondents, while supporting Trump as a political champion, regretted his "coarseness." He is, they alleged, rather too crude and rough hewn to comport with their ideal of proper presidential stature. Now I can understand that if Trump behaved like Hillary, prone to hysterics, outrageous and mendacious attacks on opponents, and perpetual grievance-mongering, one might regard him as unmannerly, unstable, and preposterous, as a truly "coarse" human being with a crippling behavior problem. If he had bevies of mistresses...
  • Immigrants Change Cultures -- Whether New Yorkers in Florida or Latinos in America

    07/17/2018 8:08:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/17/2018 | Dennis Prager
    The most frequently used description of America by those who advocate for large numbers of immigrants -- those here legally or illegally -- is "America is a nation of immigrants."The statement sounds meaningful. But in reality, it's meaningless. What else could America be? If no one had come to America from elsewhere, the North American continent would have remained populated only by its indigenous people -- which is what many on the left wish had happened. As the late Howard Zinn, author of "A People's History of the United States," the most widely used American history text in high schools...
  • Exclusive: Young Republicans Dumped At A ‘Random’ Gas Station By Anti-Trump Uber Drive(T)

    07/17/2018 6:37:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/16/2018 | Stephanie Hamill
    It ain’t easy being a conservative these days. New reports are popping up every week about conservatives being denied service at restaurants and now even from a ride-sharing company solely because of their political beliefs. Six Republican campaign volunteers have a similar story. They say they were kicked out of an Uber on Saturday in Raleigh, North Carolina, as their driver told them “welcome to the resistance.” Mary Russell, a volunteer, and Chris Godbey, the Executive Director of the Young Republicans National Federation, sat down with the Daily Caller to share their horrifying experience. Their crime? Talking politics amongst themselves...
  • Left vs. Right (US) [interesting graphic]

    07/16/2018 8:50:08 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 52 replies
    information is beautiful ^ | December 2011 | David McCandless & Stefanie Posavec
    This graphic shows left & right, liberal vs conservative, blue vs red, from a US perspective.
  • Delingpole: The Meghan Effect – ‘Woke’ Younger Royals Snub Donald Trump

    07/16/2018 2:23:38 PM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/16/2018 | James Delingpole
    The Prince of Wales, Prince William, and the younger royals all deliberately snubbed President Donald J. Trump on his visit to the UK, the Sunday Times reports. I blame the Meghan effect. Of course we can’t hold the arrival into the Royal household of a pretty actress who used to be in Suits wholly responsible for this outbreak of crass, thick, petulant behaviour: as we know, the Prince of Wales is more than capable of that without much prompting; and in Will’s case, the acorn doesn’t look as if it has fallen too far from the tree. Still, I’m blaming...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one very low-information voter on Israel and Palestinians

    07/16/2018 2:18:12 PM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/16/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Twenty-eight-year-old socialist sensation Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn't all that, you know, ummm, up on the news. Good thing she never met Bill Buckley, because on PBS's current version of his old show, Firing Line with Margaret Hoover, she came out looking like an idiot. Seriously, watch this: Video at link: New York socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacked Israel in a recent interview on PBS's "Firing Line," calling them the occupiers of Palestine and later admitting that she has no idea what she is talking about regarding Israel. Ocasio-Cortez's remarks came in response to a question from host Margaret Hoover, who asked her...
  • How Entertainment Shows Have Become Vehicles for Gun Control Propaganda

    07/16/2018 7:46:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/16/2018 | John Lott
    All of the major television networks use their primetime entertainment shows to push a pro-gun control agenda. Liberal television executives apparently think that they have the power to change Americans’ attitudes. Not liking guns has been portrayed as cool for a long time. It is an old theme that dates back to the original 1980s MacGyver series, in which the titular character avoids using guns and expresses his aversion to them. This theme has continued with the current remake. But the push to sway public opinion really seems to have picked up. This spring on ABC’s “The Crossing,” the sheriff’s...
  • More California crazy laws

    07/16/2018 7:38:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/15/2018 | Barbara Simpson
    California has long been known as the land of “fruits and nuts” – a mentality that permeates every aspect of life there – and it never ends. The latest fiascoes involve “law and order” – or at least, what one would assume deals with the law and the orderly adherence to it. But this is California we’re talking about, and like Alice through the Looking Glass, nothing is what it seems. The state has passed gun-control laws, laws regulating items purchased, requiring ammunition identification that is impossible to do, and even changing the laws to reduce the penalties for crimes....
  • Happy White History Month! Get over your fear!

    07/16/2018 7:34:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/16/2018 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    For the last 60 years or more, white people have been under attack, falsely called “racist,” and blamed for the failure and problems of black Americans and other so-called “people of color.” Illegal aliens, refugees and immigrants from “s—hole countries” have been allowed to come here, and instead of showing appreciation for the freedom and beauty for their new home, they bring their godless cultures. They vote for socialism and are emboldened in hate, blame and victimhood by our corrupt leftist government, school system and media. Each year reveals new levels of insanity celebrating radical Black History Month, transgender and...
  • Bullet points: Twenty-five good, bad and ugly ideas to reduce gun violence

    07/15/2018 8:02:45 PM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    newsreview.com ^ | 7/12/2018 | Mitch Ryals, Daniel Walters, Samantha Wohlfeil, Wilson Criscione and Quinn Welsch
    The U.S., overall, is a much less violent place than it used to be. Our reported violent-crime rate is almost half what it was in 1991. But mass shootings haven’t decreased. In fact, they’ve become even deadlier. In 2010, the World Health Organization found that the United States’ gun-homicide rates were more than 25 times higher than in any other high-income country. And that was before Las Vegas—and before Parkland, Florida. We’ve witnessed 19 of the 30 deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history during the past decade.
  • Bronco Billy and the 25th Law of Power

    07/15/2018 6:01:49 PM PDT · by vannrox · 2 replies
    Metallicman ^ | June 2018 | editorial staff
    When we were young, we were taught how to act, and told how to behave. The opinions of our peers decided what we would do, who we would date, and how successful our life could be. For those of us who never left our home town, these demands have become forged as the tightest shackles that bind us to the demands and needs of others. However, once we leave that environment, we find ourselves in a new place with new friends and a new life. We are thus given and provided the opportunity to reconstruct our life. We are provided...
  • The Sustainable Development Cabal of the United Nations is Meeting Again

    07/15/2018 12:55:06 PM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    ileanajohnson.com ^ | 7/12/2018 | Ileana Johnson
    “Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work air conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable.” – Maurice Strong, Secretary General of the U.N. Earth Summit, 1992. The U.N. Agenda 21 adopted in 1992 and signed by 178 countries has morphed into Agenda 2030 adopted in 2015 with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and 169 “specific targets.” As Alex Newman described it, it is a recipe for “global socialism and corporatism/fascism” foisted upon the world by the United Nations.
  • The Miracle Continues: 365 Days of 2ndVote GunCam Shows No Evidence of a Gun Committing a Crime

    07/15/2018 12:43:58 PM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    2ndvote.com ^ | 7/11/2018 | unknown
    Can you believe it? After 365 days of careful, around-the-clock scrutiny, our 2ndVote GunCam experiment has not produced any observable evidence that a watched gun will move, load, fire, or harm anyone on its own. See for yourself! Last week, we reminded you to watch closely as we counted the final days to the 1-year mark of our groundbreaking study. We know everyone was nervous, and watching with baited breath. But we can now proudly celebrate! And what a relief! We are grateful to our supporters for being part of this harrowing journey. As researchers, we know it will take...
  • Scarlett Johansson pulls out of transgender role after backlash (Update)[WUT!]

    07/15/2018 11:39:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 7/13/2018 | John Sexton
    When Scarlett Johansson was selected to play a transgender role in a forthcoming film called “Rub and Tug” there was an immediate backlash. Today, Variety reports that Johansson has backed out of the role because of the controversy: “In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project,” Johansson told Out Magazine, which first reported the news, in a statement. “Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I’ve learned a lot from the community since making my first statement about my casting...
  • Melania Praises Veterans Who ‘Dedicated A Life Of Service To Their Country For Freedom’(T)

    07/15/2018 11:26:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/13/2018 | Katie Jerkovich
    Melania Trump reflected on her and President Donald Trump’s trip to England and praised the veterans she met who have “dedicated a life of service to their country for freedom.” “Today’s visit to RHC [Royal Hospital Chelsea]was focused in two areas,” the first lady explained, according a report from the White House Friday. “First, it is always an honor to meet with soldiers who have dedicated a life of service to their country for freedom and protection of their people.”
  • Anti-Trump uprising in the UK

    07/15/2018 11:07:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/15/2018 | John Scotto
    Many leftists took to the London streets Friday in response to Donald Trump's most recent visit to the UK. The UK virtue signalers were out in full force protesting the Donald Trump presidency. Many of these leftist UK citizens were out parroting their usual hate filled rants in strict accordance with their liberal propagandist cue cards. Mere actors in a tragic play shouting their all too familiar rehearsed lines: Trump is a racist, Trump is misogynist, Trump is xenophobic, Trump is the devil, Trump must go, Trump is promoting global warming.
  • The Racist Left

    07/15/2018 8:07:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/15/2018 | E.W. Jackson
    Leftist ideologues live in an alternate universe, a product of their hallucinations of an America that does not exist except in their own demented thinking. The latest manifestation of this delusional perception is Eugene Robinson's opinion piece in the Washington Post on July 5. Here is some of what he said: Racism is a feature of the Trump administration, not a bug[.] ... We have not seen such overt racism from a president since Woodrow Wilson imposed Jim Crow segregation in Washington and approvingly showed "The Birth of a Nation," director D.W. Griffith's epic celebration of the Ku Klux Klan,...
  • FBI To Launch Secondary Firearm Background Check System

    07/15/2018 7:48:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/14/2018 | Beth Baumann
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) internal process for firearms-related background checks is gearing up for a change. A secondary system, known as the National Data Exchange (N-DEx), will be implemented in conjunction with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), National Public Radio (NPR) reported. "The N-DEx system is an unclassified national information sharing system that enables criminal justice agencies to search, link, analyze, and share local, state, tribal, and federal records," the FBI's website said. "N-DEx is also a strategic investigative information sharing system that fills informational gaps and provides situational awareness." N-DEx is being implemented because...
  • Tacoma billboard warns of Nazi neighbors

    07/15/2018 7:41:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    q13fox.com ^ | 7/11/2018 | Steve Kiggins,
    A new billboard in South Tacoma is raising eyebrows – not for what it’s selling, but for the message that it’s trying to send. A group called Tacoma Against Nazis paid to erect a billboard along Pacific Avenue to fight what it sees as white supremacy encroaching into their neighborhood. The organization says its group of about 100 people have been fighting against a local business they believe has ties to white supremacy. And while for now it’s just the billboard, the group promises to become more active in their fight against injustice. “It’s meant to be pretty shocking,” said...
  • Political Typology Reveals Deep Fissures on the Right and Left (very interesting left demographics

    07/14/2018 5:57:59 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 30 replies
    The Pew ^ | October 24, 2017 | None given
    Nearly a year after Donald Trump was elected president, the Republican coalition is deeply divided on such major issues as immigration, America’s role in the world and the fundamental fairness of the U.S. economic system. The Democratic coalition is largely united in staunch opposition to President Trump. Yet, while Trump’s election has triggered a wave of political activism within the party’s sizable liberal bloc, the liberals’ sky-high political energy is not nearly as evident among other segments in the Democratic base. And Democrats also are internally divided over U.S. global involvement, as well as some religious and social issues.