Latest Articles: Opinions/Editorials
Big Military Spending Boost Threatens Our Economy and Security
Post Date: 2017-07-19 20:44:49 by hondo68
On Friday the House overwhelmingly approved a massive increase in military spending, passing a $696 billion National Defense Authorization bill for 2018. President Trumps request already included a huge fifty or so billion dollar spending increase, but the Republican-led House found even that to be far too small. They added another $30 billion to the bill for good measure. Even President Trump, in his official statement, expressed some concern over spending in the House-passed bill.According to the already weak limitations on military spending increases in the 2011 sequestration law, the base military budget for 2018 would be $72 billion more than allowed.Dont ...
Tucker Carlson Goes to War Against the Neocons
Post Date: 2017-07-17 09:30:22 by Tooconservative
Though the word was actually never uttered, Fox News primetime host Tucker Carlson cemented himself this week as the Rights most prominent critic of neoconservatism. To be sure, Carlson rejects the term neoconservatism, and implicitly, its corollary on the Democratic sideliberal internationalism. In 2016, the reigning Republican foreign-policy viewyou can call it neoconservatism, or interventionism, or whatever you want to call it was rejected, he explained in a wide-ranging interview with the National Interest Friday. But I dont like the term neoconservatism, he says, because I dont even know what it ...
Nevada's pot problem - what's happening in Vegas won't stay in Vegas
Post Date: 2017-07-14 11:51:01 by Gatlin
Nevada has a problem. The supply of marijuana available for sale for recreational use has run out, with retailers simply running out of inventory. Demand has far exceeded what state officials forecasted. Faced with this quandary, Governor Brian Sandoval is marshalling legislative resources to ease regulations on which entities can sell marijuana, so that liquor wholesalers may be able to distribute it for sale, as well. Well, Governor, I promise you that Nevada will have another problem, toorampant marijuana dependence. I have now treated enough marijuana addicted teenagers and adults to know, for sure, with 100 percent certainty, that marijuana is highly addictive. I have seen ...
A History Lesson: Wake Up America!
Post Date: 2017-07-11 12:02:41 by IbJensen
In 732 A.D., the Muslim Army, which was moving on Paris, was defeated and turned back at Tours, France, by Charles Martell. In 1571 A.D., the Muslim Army/Navy was defeated by the Italians and Austrians as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to attack southern Europe in the Battle of Lepanto. In 1683 A.D., the Turkish Muslim Army, attacking Eastern Europe, was finally defeated in the Battle of Vienna by German and Polish Christian armies. This nonsense has been going on for 1,400 years! The sad thing is that more than half of all politicians do not even know any of this. If these battles had not been won, we would most likely be speaking Arabic. And Christianity ...
Why Do the Europeans Hate Trump?
Post Date: 2017-07-10 19:06:13 by Tooconservative
America, the New York Times groans (chortles?), was "ostracized" by the other G20 countries at the recently concluded meeting in Hamburg. And with Angela Merkel leading the band of ostracizers. And on not one but three issues: immigration, climate change, and trade. These are all worth examining in turn. Let's start with immigration. Led by Chancellor Merkel (and contrary to the wishes of many members of the European Union) Germany welcomed 1 million largely Muslim immigrantsmany with no identification, some with forged passports, most in need of all the welfare state could provide. The resulting clash of civilizations has made it unsafe in major German cities for ...
This man's pursuit for sexual identification
Post Date: 2017-07-09 12:53:17 by redleghunter
Journo Whose Husb. Drives Garbage Truck: Media Need More Socioeconomic Diversity
Post Date: 2017-07-09 09:38:53 by cranky
The elitist legacy media need more socioeconomic diversity, according to a journalist whose husband, who is a garbage man, worries that his blue-collar job will embarrass her when she socializes with other reporters. Journalist Heather Bryant, a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford, recently described a conversation she had with another journalist at a conference in which she was asked what her husband did for a living: Hes a truck driver and a mechanic.
Oh. Yeah, right now he drives for a trash company. That must be
an interesting perspective to have around. While they didnt explicitly say it, the person was very ...
What the Declaration of Independence Said and Meant
Post Date: 2017-07-05 13:19:40 by Anthem
The Declaration of Independence used to be read aloud at public gatherings every Fourth of July. Today, while all Americans have heard of it, all too few have read more than its second sentence. Yet the Declaration shows the natural rights foundation of the American Revolution, and provides important information about what the founders believed makes a constitution or government legitimate. It also raises the question of how these fundamental rights are reconciled with the idea of the consent of the governed, another idea for which the Declaration is famous. Later, the Declaration also assumed increasing importance in the struggle to abolish slavery. It became a lynchpin of the ...
Republicans Craft the Next Great Healthcare Failure
Post Date: 2017-07-05 13:02:41 by Anthem
Those who claim that the Senate Republican proposal to replace Obamacare will kick millions of people out from health insurance coverage are dead wrong. Yes, it will cause the number of insured people to decline, but that will happen because millions of healthy individuals will be incentivized to voluntarily opt-out of traditional health insurance. For those people, the law will make traditional insurance a sucker bet. Instead of buying comprehensive health insurance policies, as they are currently known, they will either go without insurance for as long as possible or purchase a new type of low-cost insurance that the new proposals will likely create if they become law. Lets be ...
What Is Wrong–and Right–With the Alt-Right
Post Date: 2017-07-04 23:58:29 by Anthem
Prior to Hillary Clintons attack on it in her acceptance speech at the Democratic Party Convention last year, few Americans had heard of the alt-right. Hillarys dramatic disquisition tried to conjure up nightmarish specters of radical anti-Semites, goose-stepping neo-Nazis, Klansmen in white robes, and of course the closet white supremacists at Breitbart.com. While the alt-right has attracted a few disreputable characters, the white nationalism defended by, say, Richard Spencer who coined the term alt-right, strikes me (if I may say so without the roof caving in) as somewhat more modest. As I understand the basic idea, the alt-right takes the view that whites (especially white ...
Mika and Joe, It's Time For Y'all To Go.
Post Date: 2017-07-02 14:24:37 by A K A Stone
How artificial wombs are creating a genderless, family-free future
Post Date: 2017-06-30 17:43:20 by Anthem
Wed Jun 28, 2017 - 8:00 am EST June 28, 2017 (Public Discourse) In 1971, the Manifesto of the Gay Liberation Front was published in England. The unashamedly radical document boldly declared, The oppression of gay people starts in the most basic unit of society, the family. . . . The very form of the family works against homosexuality. Under the subheading We Can Do It, we learn that further advances are on the point of making it possible for women to be completely liberated from their biology by means of the development of artificial wombs. According to the document, we had nearly reached a stage at which the gender-role ...
Blue State Blues: America’s Divisions are Not Political — They’re Religious
Post Date: 2017-06-30 07:17:58 by cranky
As we approach the Fourth of July, Americans remain deeply divided. But those divisions are not political. They are religious. On one side, there is a political party operating as a millenarian religious movement clinging to long-discredited beliefs, obsessed with sex, afraid of science, determined to impose its bizarre views on others, and insisting that the government must control every hidden corner of private life. On the other side are the Republicans. Broadly, the Republican Party is concerned about governance. That is why, for example, repealing and replacing Obamacare is taking so long. The Republican leadership in Washington seems genuinely concerned about passing ...
You just want people to die
Post Date: 2017-06-28 21:27:54 by hondo68
Poster Comment:The political philosophy of Republicans and Democrats: scaremongering
Politico: Has the SPLC lost its way?
Post Date: 2017-06-28 16:27:16 by Tooconservative
Politicos lead story at this moment is a piece from the Magazine titled Has a Civil Rights Stalwart Lost Its Way? The stalwart in question is the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) a group which made its name suing the KKK but which now mostly makes news attacking mainstream conservative groups. That has led to a persistent critique that the SPLC overplays its hand. From Politico: As [SPLC founder Morris] Dees navigates the era of Trump, there are new questions arising around a charge that has dogged the group for years: that the SPLC is overplaying its hand, becoming more of a partisan progressive hit operation than a civil rights watchdog. Critics say the group ...
Smoking Marijuana Really Can Ruin Your Life
Post Date: 2017-06-27 07:40:09 by Gatlin
Hi. I am 26 years old and have been smoking weed for about 10 years now. I took about a year and ½ off, but I basically smoke everyday if I have some. I have been married for almost 5 years and I have 2 children a 4 month old boy and a 4 year old daughter. I have a very beautiful family and I want to stay with them forever. I have a good entry-level career (Microsoft Marketing) and we have a nice little house and nice cars, and lots of nice stuff. I guess you could say, on the surface, my life is as close to perfect as it gets. My wife does not smoke pot (she never has) and she does not want me to smoke either. I smoked when we met, but after I quit (for the time ...
Eugenics and Abortion [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2017-06-27 07:20:01 by sneakypete
I see and have seen passionate as well as sometimes intelligent discussions about these issues for years,but NEVER see any pros to oppose the cons. So I am going to state some in order to start a discussion where the OTHER side of the arguments is also stated. We all know the anti-eugenics and anti-abortion points,and they ALL seem to be based entirely on emotions and religious beliefs. The Eugenics people base their argument on some pretty solid facts,namely that there is a finite amount of resources available on the planet,and the sick,the lame,the stupid,and the lazy use up more than their fair share and contribute nothing in return in a modern world where grunt labor has very little ...
Who will speak for the children about impact of marijuana?
Post Date: 2017-06-26 22:29:49 by Gatlin
I am compelled to write to the community after attending the town of Truckee Marijuana Workshops to hear comments regarding the potential for allowing dispensaries, cultivation, processing, and delivery services to exist within our town boundaries. While there is no turning back to recreational use of marijuana; there is opportunity to gauge whether this community should allow access to the product that layers risk to our children and youth. THE FACTS Marijuana is classified as a Schedule I controlled substance, and under federal law, this classification has a high potential for abuse. Marijuana stimulates the pleasure centers of the brain; it is addictive in 9 percent of all users, in ...
Stevie Wonder: Can’t Say ‘Black Lives Matter’ When Blacks Are Killing Blacks
Post Date: 2017-06-23 13:31:22 by Tooconservative
While addressing gun violence at a North Minneapolis Conference on Peace, musician Stevie Wonder said it is contradictory to say, Black Lives Matter while black-on-black crime rages out of control. According to Billboard magazine, Wonder said, It is in your hands to do it. It is in your hands to stop all the killing and all the shooting wherever you might be. Because you cannot say, Black lives matter, and then kill yourselves. He continued: Because you know weve mattered long before it was said, but the way we show that we matter, the way that we show all the various people of color matter is by loving each other and doing something ...
Post Date: 2017-06-21 20:59:44 by buckeroo
CUT THE CRAP. ISLAM MUST BE EXTERMINATED. HERE’S HOW.
Post Date: 2017-06-06 08:55:46 by Stoner
CUT THE CRAP. ISLAM MUST BE EXTERMINATED. HERES HOW. So, a little review for those of you who may be new. Islam is a political system, NOT a religion, and unless and until humanity wakes the hell up and STOPS referring to it as a religion, there is no hope. Islam is a hyper-aggressive, militaristic, expansionist, totalitarian political system designed to create a super-rich micro-oligarchical ruling class with a massive, destitute, genetically handicapped underclass below. The paper-thin faux-religious facade was a conscious, specific con from the very beginning much like Mormonism and Scientology a pure racket using borrowed and piggy-backed religious motifs to lend ...
Liberals Are Shocked To Find We’re Starting To Hate Them Right Back
Post Date: 2017-06-01 20:39:01 by Tooconservative
I know its theoretically wrong for a Republican candidate to smack around an annoying liberal journalist, but that still doesnt mean that I care. Our ability to care is a finite resource, and, in the vast scheme of things, millions of us have chosen to devote exactly none of it toward caring enough to engage in fussy self-flagellation because of what happened to Slappy La Brokenshades. Sorry, not sorry. And thats not a good thing, not by any measure, but it is a real thing. Liberals have chosen to coarsen our culture. Their validation and encouragement of raw hate, their flouting of laws (Hi leakers! Hi Hillary!) and their utter refusal to accept democratic outcomes they ...
The Lessons of Sgt. Pepper’s 50 Years Later: Stop Fighting One Another and Focus on the Real Enemy
Post Date: 2017-05-31 08:35:14 by Deckard
Count me out if its for violence. Dont expect me at barricades unless it is with flowers.... Whats the point of bombing Wall Street? If you want to change the system, its no good shooting people.John Lennon The more things change, the more they stay the same. America is still wrestling with many of the same problems todayendless wars, civil unrest, campus riots, racial tensions, police brutality, divisive politics, overreaching government agencies and threats to freedomthat it struggled with 50 years ago when the Beatles released Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. The hippies of the Sixties Generation who embraced flower ...
When Judges Legislate and Legislators Judge
Post Date: 2017-05-19 16:00:22 by cranky
Mark ended the week on one of his favorite TV shows, with Stuart Varney on Fox Business. Fox haven't posted the segment where Steyn mistook Stuart's son for the Belgian prime minister, but they did post this exchange, with Mark marveling at how the legislative and judicial branches appear to have swapped roles: "The congressional GOP is sending a very dangerous message. They're basically telling their voters elections don't matter and no matter what you vote for, nothing changes," he said. He said the system is "dysfunctional," since you have judges legislating while Congress holds "pseudo-court hearings" on things like Russian election ...
Special Prosecutor For Trump/Russia Investigation Is A Disaster
Post Date: 2017-05-17 20:09:06 by cranky
The Trump Administration may never recover from the decision of Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein to cave into Democratic pressure and appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the totally fictitious scandal of Trumps relationship with Putin. The prosecutor, hired to investigate something that never happened, will not report Trumps innocence. Special prosecutors never do. They justify their own existence, importance, budget, and staff by finding something to prosecute. Usually the crime they end up going after is one that his own investigation has created. Remember the Valerie Plame affair? After years of work the special prosecutor found that no ...
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