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Thursday, June 4. 2015
Boomer Anthems: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - It was 48 years ago today......
Some Surprising Signs of Hope from Portlandia (The City, Not the Show)
"It was all explained to me on a bridge in London, some thirty-nine years ago, yet I still find it an unplumbable mystery, this “Holy Trinity” of Whom Christians speak."
Calling Bruce Jenner a Woman Is an Insult to Women
Same-Sex Marriage: How Did We Get Here?
First Church of Cannabis wins IRS nonprofit status
A Few Courageous Academics Fight the Rewriting of AP American History
Kimball: The Relevance of the House of Usher to the Way We Live Now - “If I owned shares in multiculturalism, I’d sell now.”
Hirsi Ali: The Liberal Diversity Dilemma
Democratic vs. Republican by occupation
Sen. Whitehouse: Bring RICO Charges against Climate Wrongthink
Hillary to Call for Expansion of Early Voting Scam Nationwide
In the middle east: Anyone Seen the "Feminists"?
Confessions of a NATO Trip Wire: Why Poles and Balts Want US Trip Wire Forces
The Philippines to the US: We want you back
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Love the Matt Walsh article.
He can write so scathingly without seeming to break a sweat and cut the BS of every progressive situation.
That was a great column but one thing he missed is that the gay mafia has told us that gay to straight conversion therapy should be outlawed - even to those gays who want it - but for some reason man to woman or woman to man "conversion therapy" is to be celebrated.
Love makes a family.
Love ain't nothing but sex misspelled.
Therefore, whomever who wish to have sex with is your family.
Sen. Whitehouse, suspect he does not want the Comfy Chair for heretics. Though his call for suppression speaks volumes for his commitment to democracy and supports Steyn's decadent label.
For the files, how about a link on China's medical care from Die Spiegel, A Man in Full: To Hell and Back in the Chinese Healthcare System.
Hirsi Ali: The Liberal Diversity Dilemma
As she says, the individual is paramount. Has she ever repudiated her previous comments that the West is at war with Islam?
Hirsi Ali said that there could only be positive changes if “Islam is defeated.” The magazine asked in a followup question, “Don't you mean defeating radical Islam?” She responded, “No. Islam, period....I think that we are at war with Islam. And there's no middle ground in wars.”
That means a war with a billion individual believers most of whom have no desire for violent conflict.
A Few Courageous Academics Fight the Rewriting of AP American History: “Gone is the idea that history should provide a fund of compelling stories about exemplary people and events,” the scholars point out.
Maybe we're old-fashioned, but we thought history was about uncovering the truth about the past, not merely disseminating feel-good hagiographs.
Walter Olson: Sen. Whitehouse: Bring RICO Charges suit against Climate Wrongthink... Sen. Whitehouse cites as precedent the long legal war against the tobacco industry.
If they have intentionally lied, as provably did the tobacco companies, then they can be held liable.
And yet a mendacious industry continues to exist and even prosper because no one is willng to give up that tobacco settlement money and tax revenue. Suspect the same will happen if and whenever the Big Carbon Cartel is called to stand before the man. Added bonus, new Gulf Streams for everyone!
Having been found liable for deception, Tobacco companies will be required to make corrective statements, including their intent to addict their customers, though they won't have to publicly admit to the deception.
Re: Demoncrat vs Pubbie occupations
That was very interesting and amusing! The ones that bothered me were that urologists and car salesmen were mostly pubbies. That's not a particularly uplifting statistic (for pubbies). The three urologists I've dealt with seemed nuts to me and car salesmen, are well, car salesmen.
I was thinking of an old joke; The man says "Rachel, I want you for my wife.", the woman replies "Tell your wife she can't have me!".
The Phillipines say "USA we want you for our ally." and the USA replies "Tell Allie she can't have me!".
Once spurned, forever shy. Especially after a nasty breakup when a lot of cruel and unfair things were said.
Re: child rape in Rotherham, England
For all the claims of outrage about the rape of children and the cover up, it appears nothing has really changed in England. Multicultural equals political and anything and everything (including young girls) are dispensable in a political fight.
The people who covered up the rapes are the same people who chose to postpone the broadcast of a show about the rapes till after the recent election. In the US, they are the people who say that Pamela Geller was asking for violence by sponsoring a Mohammad Cartoon event. And they are the people who yell that black lives matter but ignore the black on black killing.
Expect the same thing to eventually happen here in the US and expect the same reaction.
Calling him anything but Bruce is an insult to intelligence.
Doug Ross: In the middle east: Anyone Seen the "Feminists"?
NOW Supports Legislation that Denounces ‘Honor’ Killings and Violence Against Women
Feminist.com: Spotlight on Honor Killings
That was hard.
RE Bruce Jenny
calling bruce a woman is an insult to my horse, which is a gelding, not a mare.
I don't get it.
Gelding a horse does not make it a female. It removes the testicles which makes it safer to be around, although some geldings still think they have equipment to service mares when they are in heat when they are housed together.
In a herd of horses, the geldings are at the bottom of the pecking order under the mares, who are under the stallion if there is one. Otherwise there is a top mare that is head honcho.
I'm not sure your point, if you had one. Domesticated animals don't volunteer to be castrated, we do it for safety and in some cases, health reasons.
ok genius. your 15 minutes of attention is over.
Well thank goodness...and i didn't even have to cut off any genitalia
re: Sgt Peppers. Certainly a noteworthy album, but the author of this piece seems to be unfamiliar w/ Revolver or the Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds". Much better commentaries on Sgt Peppers are available.
There's a Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Bluegrass Band out there: