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Civility in Political Discourse
Monday, May 22nd, 2017 | Author:

A quote worth remembering… from Glenn Reynolds:

The lefties will miss civil society when it’s gone.

Source: Instapundit

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Affirmative Action vs Meritocracy
Monday, May 08th, 2017 | Author:

I’ve explained to many a person, that our culture is still enamored with false pretenses and virtue signaling (also known as Political Correctness). Unfortunately, many day-to-day decisions at universities, government, and other large organizations have very little to do with considering merit.  A good example is the reduction of staff at ESPN:

ESPN NFL reporter Ed Werder, one of the most prominent faces among the layoffs last month, said in a podcast that he heard quality of work would not be a consideration when employees were let go. He lamented that “it seemed to me that quality work should be the only consideration.” Not in this America, the one ruled by social-media perception and dismissive of the real world.

Source: How a Gawker-Affiliated Website Made ESPN Politically Correct

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Are Democrats and Republicans the Same?
Tuesday, May 02nd, 2017 | Author:

I often say that most Republicans are the same as Democrats, except they proclaim that “we can run big Government more efficiently”… I’ll give credit here to Rush Limbaugh when he confronted Vice President Pence about the recent Federal budget that supports big Government:

“If this is what happens, Mr. Vice President, why vote Republican?… What is the point of voting Republican if the Democrats are gonna continue to win practically 95 percent of their objectives, such as in this last budget deal?”

Source: Rush Limbaugh grills Mike Pence on budget

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Who are the Bad Guys?
Tuesday, May 02nd, 2017 | Author:

Who knows? Perhaps there is still hope in the world… a writer in the Chicago Tribute has observed the obvious:

For years, the left has warned that it would be conservatives who would take away people’s basic rights like the right to free speech… The end of American liberty would come at the hands of the political right. Conservatives would take away our right to speak our minds, and use the power of government to silence dissent…

But the lie is obvious now, isn’t it?

Because it is not conservatives who coerced today’s young people or made them afraid of ideas that challenge them. Conservatives did not shame people into silence, or send thugs out on college campuses to beat down those who wanted to speak.

The left did all that.

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Trump’s Initial Achievements
Thursday, April 27th, 2017 | Author:

I have to agree with Larry Elder — The most important success was stopping the march of Leftism:

President Donald Trump’s biggest achievement in his first 100 days? Easy. He stopped the left.

Measure Trump’s first 100 days not just by looking at what he has or has not accomplished. Look at what America would have experienced under the alternative: Hillary Clinton.

Under Clinton, the debate would not be on how to replace Obamacare, but how quickly can the left realize its ultimate ambition, a Canadian-style, single-payer system. Under Clinton, the issue would not be how steep the tax cuts, but how many…

Source: Trump’s Biggest Achievement in His 1st 100 Days? Stopping the Left

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Leftist Jews and Anti-Semitism
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 | Author:

Leftist Jews always prioritize progressive causes ahead of Judaism

The most outrageous tissue of lies I have seen in my forty-five years as a journalist appeared yesterday on the website of The Forward, a once-great Jewish publication long since absorbed into the echo chamber of liberal propaganda.

“How does the Forward expect to get away this with, when the whole television interview is on the public record,” one might ask. The answer is: They don’t. Neither did Goebbels.

Source: Anti-Semitism at the ‘Jewish’ Forward 

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They Can’t Get Enough of the Manchurian Man
Monday, April 24th, 2017 | Author:

It’s now 2017 and the editorial writers are still trying to figure out Obama… Years ago it was very obvious that Obama is the Manchurian Marxist Moslem:

Ex-President Barack Obama is the mystery man of American politics. Given the absence of a viable paper trail, nobody can say for sure who he is. He manifests for us as a figure of multiple identities: a Christian, a Muslim, a secularist, a socialist, a humanist, an intellectual, a man of the people. His lack of definable substance, his inner absence, has been an important political advantage. As Obama himself confessed (or boasted) in The Audacity of Hope, this layering of anonymities enabled him to “serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.”

 

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Do Google and Yahoo Provide ‘News’?
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 | Author:

It’s amazing the drivel that covers the pages of the so called meaningful ‘news’ at the sites for Google News and Yahoo News.  Google is all about the mainstream media.  As you can see from the first screenshot below, they feature the usual suspects with articles from the Washington Post, New York Times, Huffington Post, etc.

Meanwhile, the Yahoo news site is fairly useless.  It reminds me of the magazines lining the checkout aisle at you local grocery store.  A little of National Star and People magazine.  As you can see in the second screenshot, they feature inane articles about the Kardashians and the cast from an old movie.  To make it even worse, Yahoo intersperses stealth ads that intentionally appear to be news articles.

Thank goodness for Feedly and the multitude of other information sites on the web.

Google News Extract

 

Yahoo News Extract

Earth Day Predictions 1970 
Thursday, April 20th, 2017 | Author:

It is the 47th anniversary of “Earth Day” when all the Gaea-lovers got together to prognosticate the end of the world… How accurate were the predictions made around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970?

The prophets of doom were not simply wrong, but spectacularly wrong…

Paul Ehrlich confidently declared in the April 1970 issue of Mademoiselle. “The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years”…

Harrison Brown, a scientist at the National Academy of Sciences, published a chart in Scientific American that looked at metal reserves and estimated the humanity would totally run out of copper shortly after 2000. Lead, zinc, tin, gold, and silver would be gone before 1990.

White Men Can’t Run?
Friday, April 07th, 2017 | Author:

From now on, ESPN tells us that inane statements about stereotypes are only considered ‘outspoken’:

LaVar Ball, the outspoken father of former UCLA guard Lonzo Ball, gave two reasons Thursday for why the Bruins were eliminated in the NCAA tournament: Lonzo was saddled by a hamstring injury, and some of his teammates, whom LaVar referred to as “three white guys,” couldn’t pick up the slack.

Source: LaVar Ball casts blame on UCLA Bruins ‘white guys’

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