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  • NFL runs 'equal pay' Super Bowl ad while rejecting vets ad to stand for anthem

    02/06/2018 9:37:45 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/6/2018 | Ric Moran
    Last month, the NFL rejected an ad from AMVETS asking everyone to stand for the national anthem. They called the ad too "political" to run. But the league approved another ad that was blatantly political. T-Mobile's ad made a plea for "fair and equal pay" - a fraught political issue that means many things to many people. Why they ran the T-Mobile ad and not the AMVETS ad is a question many are asking. Washington Times: The T-Mobile spot features narrator Kerry Washington telling a group of babies, “Some people may see your differences and be threatened by them, but...
  • Black Character on CBS Comedy: White People Gave Us Obama 'to Shut Us Up’

    02/06/2018 9:29:46 AM PST · by rktman · 60 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 2/6/2018 | Dawn Slusher
    In the immortal words of the late, great Ronald Reagan, there you go again, Superior Donuts. This time, the extremely liberal show that seeks to teach leftist lessons to its audience every week, claimed that Obama is the first and last black president because white people “gave us one just to shut us up,” then got “so mad at having a black president that they elected an orange one.” In Monday’s episode, “Always Bet on Black,” donut shop employee Franco (Jermaine Fowler) is upset at business owner Fawz (Maz Jobrani) for putting a sign in front of his store that...
  • How campus politics hijacked American politics

    02/06/2018 9:13:20 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 2 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | January 26, 2018 | Cathy Young
    The defense of free speech has always been a bedrock bipartisan principle. So it’s unusual to hear a veteran liberal politician excuse campus outrage squads that shout down dissent. But that’s exactly what former Vermont governor and Democratic National Committee head Howard Dean did in a recent appearance.. Dean’s take on this was that there are “consequences to free speech.” He caricatured Erika Christakis’s thoughtful, sensitive letter as an ugly screed mocking “snowflake” students and defending racist costumes. He also described the protesters as well-behaved, despite their screaming and bullying. ... Dean is hardly alone...progressives on and off campus are...
  • The Jordan Peterson Phenomenon (The Canadian Professor Who Refuses to Bow to Political Correctness)

    02/06/2018 7:54:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/06/2018 | David Solway
    When we had lunch together one afternoon a few months back, Canadian psychologist and university professor Jordan Peterson, who has risen to meteoric prominence for his courageous stand against political correctness and legally compelled speech, looked distressingly frail and was on a restricted diet prescribed by his physician. The ordeal the press and the University of Toronto’s administration, which had threatened to discipline him for his refusal to accede to legislation forcing the use of invented pronouns, had obviously taken its toll. (Note: Peterson was willing to address individuals by their chosen pronouns, but was not willing to be forced...
  • Nominee who called belief in Climate Change "A Kind of Paganism" dropped by WH

    02/05/2018 12:29:52 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 4, 2018 | Veronica Stracqualursi
    The White House plans to withdraw Kathleen Hartnett White's nomination to head the Council on Environmental Quality, a White House official confirmed to CNN Saturday. Hartnett White, who would have overseen environmental and energy policies across the government, had described the belief in "global warming" as a "kind of paganism" for "secular elites" during a September 2016 interview on "The Right Perspective," an online conservative radio show. She has also said the goal of climate activists and the United Nations was an all-powerful, one-world government and "planetary management," KFile reported. President Donald Trump announced Hartnett White's nomination in October and...
  • College Students Oppose Obama Remarks When Told They're From Trump

    02/05/2018 11:50:19 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/05/2018 | As Seen on Fox Friends
    Did college students give Trump's State of the Union address a fair chance? Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips talked to students at NYC's John Jay College, reading them quotes from Trump's address. What they didn't know was the lines were actually taken from some of Barack Obama's addresses.
  • Canadian PM: Sharia law is compatible with democracy

    02/05/2018 8:35:24 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 61 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/2/18
    As Canada continues to support and implement Sharia Law, as well as slam its opponents by calling them "Islamophobes," a deeper look into what Sharia Law entails is in order. Recently, the Canadian government's Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage completed a draft of its Motion M-103 report, which recognizes "the need to...condemn Islamophobia" and "take action" against "religious discrimination including Islamophobia." According to the Ontario Human Rights Commission Islamophobia includes "acts of intolerance and racial profiling" as well as "viewing Muslims as a greater security threat on an institutional, systemic and societal level." However, it is not clear that Canada's...
  • Waffle House Customer Opens Fire, Foiling Alleged Armed Robbery

    02/05/2018 8:14:42 AM PST · by rktman · 61 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/5/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Two armed robbery suspects fled a Cherokee County, Georgia, Waffle House Saturday morning after demanding money and having a patron open fire on them. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office has released photos of the two suspects, both of whom were wearing black hoodies. Fox 5 reports that the suspects entered the restaurant just before 4 a.m. on Saturday. Both suspects were allegedly armed and demanding money from the cashier. But before money could be passed to them, a Waffle House patron pulled his own handgun and shot, causing the suspects to the flee the scene. According to Woodstock Patch, law...
  • Parents of slain Pizza Hut robber angry that victim used a gun against him

    02/05/2018 8:05:20 AM PST · by rktman · 83 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/5/2018 | Tom Lifson
    Self-defense is regarded as a right deriving from natural law. But that offers no justification to the parents of Michael Grace, Jr. of Charlotte, NC, who was shot to death while attempting to rob a Pizza Hut. CBS North Carolina reports: It’s been a difficult week for parents Temia Hairston and Michael Grace Sr. Their son, Michael Grace Jr., was shot and killed during an attempted robbery early Sunday morning. I sympathize. It is a terrible thing to lose a child. That is a wound that will not heal. Police said Grace Jr. and two other people tried to rob...
  • Dinosaur and Mammal Tracks Found Together

    02/05/2018 7:32:24 AM PST · by fishtank · 60 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | February 1, 2018 | David F. Coppedge
    Dinosaur and Mammal Tracks Found Together February 1, 2018 | David F. Coppedge In what is being called the mother lode of Cretaceous tracks, mammals, dinosaurs and pterosaurs left their prints in a table-sized rock. Of all places: at Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, a property representing the cutting edge of human technology, dinosaurs left their mark. Ray Stanford was dropping off his wife at work when he noticed an unusual rock outcrop. As an amateur paleontologist, he looked and saw a dinosaur track, so he began digging. Soon he had an 8′ x 3′ slab of rock that...
  • I detest Trump, but a ‘redneck’ fixed my Prius with zip ties

    02/05/2018 6:28:44 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 176 replies
    www.tampabay.com ^ | 2/2/18 | Ruth Mayer
    "My fury has been bottomless. I drink my morning coffee from a cup that says, "I hate to wake up when Donald Trump is President." The constancy of my outrage has been exhausting, yet I have not yet found a way to quell it — nearly each day has brought a new reason to stoke the fire. But a day with my daughter, communing with the angry and the aggrieved, seemed a good way to try."
  • Whatever Happened to the Republic ? Everyone These Days Calls it a Democracy

    02/04/2018 1:17:44 PM PST · by huckfillary · 64 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | February 4, 2018 | Artful Dilettante
    The word Republic has all but disappeared from our political lexicon.  It has erroneously been replaced by Democracy.  The Founders must be turning over in their graves.  They had nothing but contempt for democracy.  They sought to, and did, create a constitutional republic, but not before doing their homework. Unlike today's politicians, talking heads, and academics, the Founders had an acute, in-depth, and nuanced understanding of history and political systems.  Prior to the 1787 constitutional convention, James Madison undertook a comprehensive study of every known republic in recorded history to ensure that the Founders didn't repeat their mistakes.  The Founders...
  • Riot erupts following Charles Kirk lecture at Colorado State University

    02/04/2018 10:57:03 AM PST · by rktman · 49 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/4/2018 | Rick Moran
    Neo-fascists, shouting what was described as a "Nazi slogan," attacked a group of Antifa protesters outside of a venue where conservative activist Charles Kirk had just concluded a lecture. The fascists, believed to be connected to the Traditionalist Worker Party, charged a group of anti-fascist protesters as they were dispersing. Police in riot gear moved in to restore order. Protesters were drawn to campus because of a speech by conservative activist Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA, which says on its website is devoted to the promotion of the principles of fiscal responsibility, free markets and limited government.
  • The NFL Still Doesn't Get It(Fitting for SB today)

    02/04/2018 9:46:32 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 2/4/2018 | Steve Sheldon
    I read somewhere that they are going to recognize Medal of Honor recipients during the show. I wonder if the America-hating kneelers will protest that, too. The faux patriotism from the NFL doesn't cut it with real America as long as its corporate office continues to support the America-haters. The NFL's efforts to appeal to patriotic Americans is about as meaningful as the porn industry donating a portion of its profits to fund STD research. For me and countless others, it's too little too late. Sorry, but the NFL had its chance and blew it. The organization could have shut...
  • Trump's shot heard round the civil-service world

    02/04/2018 8:49:49 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/3/2018 | Greg Corombos
    Pencil pushers. Desk jockeys. There are a lot of names for the bureaucrats who fill the offices of the federal government. President Trump says they, and their work, need to be examined more closely. He fired a major shot in the effort to enact civil service reform during his State of the Union address, creating what one leading workforce expert hopes will be an effort to root out the “intransigence and incompetence” from the federal workforce. In his speech, Trump hailed the passage of legislation in 2017 that gave more authority for Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin to fire...
  • Making Sense of Scripture’s ‘Inconsistency’ [Homosexuality vs Dietary Laws]

    02/03/2018 4:03:21 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 86 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 7/9/12 | Tim Keller
    I find it frustrating when I read or hear columnists, pundits, or journalists dismiss Christians as inconsistent because “they pick and choose which of the rules in the Bible to obey.” Most often I hear, “Christians ignore lots of Old Testament texts—about not eating raw meat or pork or shellfish, not executing people for breaking the Sabbath, not wearing garments woven with two kinds of material and so on. Then they condemn homosexuality. Aren’t you just picking and choosing what you want to believe from the Bible?” I don’t expect everyone to understand that the whole Bible is about Jesus...
  • The Fragile Generation

    02/02/2018 10:36:29 PM PST · by vannrox · 25 replies
    Jim Quinn's Burning Platform blog ^ | 02/02/2018 | Lenore Skenazy & Jonathan Haidt
    The Fragile Generation Guest Post by Lenore Skenazy & Jonathan HaidtBad policy and paranoid parenting are making kids too safe to succeed One day last year, a citizen on a prairie path in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst came upon a teen boy chopping wood. Not a body. Just some already-fallen branches. Nonetheless, the onlooker called the cops.Officers interrogated the boy, who said he was trying to build a fort for himself and his friends. A local news site reports the police then “took the tools for safekeeping to be returned to the boy’s parents.”Elsewhere in America, preschoolers at the...
  • School shooting that injured four students now believed unintentional, police say;

    02/02/2018 8:24:25 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 2/1/2018 | Ruben Vives, Sonali Kohli, Brittny Mejia and Howard Blume
    A 12-year-old girl was booked on suspicion of negligent discharge of a firearm Thursday after a shooting at Sal Castro Middle School left four students injured, authorities said. Los Angeles police do not believe that the shooting was intentional, spokesman Josh Rubenstein said Thursday evening. "At this time, the information suggests that this was an isolated incident, involving the negligent discharge of a firearm, where innocent children and a staff member were unfortunately injured," the LAPD said in a statement. The girl was taken to Los Angeles County's Central Juvenile Hall. The gunfire erupted in a classroom at the school...
  • New York Times Spreads Fake News About Sexual Orientation Therapy

    02/02/2018 7:35:57 AM PST · by fwdude · 4 replies
    Barbwire ^ | 1 February 2018 | Peter Sprigg
    On January 25, 2018, the New York Times ran an op-ed by Sam Brinton under the headline, “Tortured in Gay Conversion Therapy.” (The online version posted January 24 read, “I Was Tortured in Gay Conversion Therapy. And It’s Still Legal in 41 States.”) Brinton frequently speaks and testifies in favor of laws to prohibit licensed therapists from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts (which opponents refer to as “conversion therapy”) with minors. (FRC’s defense of the right to choose such therapy can be found here). Brinton gives a shocking, first-person account. It includes this: The therapist ordered me bound to...
  • Black Lives Matter flag flies over Vermont school despite backlash

    02/01/2018 3:34:47 PM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/1/2017 | Samuel Chamberlain
    A high school in Vermont's capital raised a Black Lives Matter flag Thursday morning in honor of Black History Month. Students at Montpelier High School, where 18 of 350 students are black, took turns raising the flag in a ceremony attended by hundreds of students, staff and community members. The decision to fly the flag had drawn criticism from Republican state legislator Thomas Terenzini, who told WPTZ this week that the school was setting "a bad example."