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Tuesday, April 16. 2019
Notre Dame Priest Says All Precious Artefacts And Artwork Have Been Saved
Why Are Dove And Gillette Pushing Us To Lie About What’s Beautiful?
Michael Knowles Attacked for Crime of Saying 'Men Are Not Women' on a College Campus
Related, The Left Officially Loses its Mind
Any excuse will do
Thomas Jefferson: Government Is Too Large and Employs Way Too Many People
Bernie Sanders is cool with capitalism for himself, but no one else
Senator Graham to introduce long overdue asylum reform bill
Trump Puts Democrats Between A Rock And A Hard Place On Illegal Immigration
NY Times Fake News Factory Moves On to New Hoax: Immigrants Are Fleeing Central America Cuz of Global Warming – Not US Open Borders
Trudeau takes 'sharp turn' away from 'refugees welcome'
Despite 66% Of Americans Getting A Cut, Only 20% Believe Their Taxes Were Lowered
NY Times, Wall Street Journal Win Pulitzers for Trump Investigations
Students, Alumni Outraged, ‘Shaking’ After Vice President Pence Invited To Give Commencement
Sheesh. Fragile critters.
Five reasons why campaign cash is rolling in for Trump and even Goldman Sachs is forecasting victory
As Trump soars higher, Dems reach their lowest point yet
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Campus attacks aren't specific to the planned speech. They're gang attacks against somebody wearing the wrong color.
Children who shake in response to hearing unwelcome ideas aren't ready for college yet. Maybe not even 1st grade.
Bingo. They may not even be at a point where they should be allowed out of their parent's basements.
"Monbiot: Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse"
Good old George: nutty as ever.
Note how Monbiot nicely rhymes with both rot and idiot.
Strange how Central American residents are fleeing a global warming that's just about to start, but hasn't quite taken effect yet--but no North Americans (presumably better informed of the dangers) are fleeing the coasts in preparation for sea level rises.
It's always easier to explain other people's actions by projecting your own beliefs on them, than to explain why you're not acting in concert with your own professed concerns.
How Our Ruling Class Will Cause a Revolt: 20 Best Quotes from Tucker Carlson’s ‘Ship of Fools’
11) “Thanks to mass immigration, America has experienced greater demographic change in the last few decades than any other country in history has undergone during peacetime. Our elites relentlessly celebrate those changes, but their very scale destabilizes our society.”
10) “But is diversity our strength? The less we have in common, the stronger we are? Is that true of families? Is it true in neighborhoods or businesses? Of course not. Then why is it true of America? Nobody knows. Nobody’s even allowed to ask the question.”
8) “Lost in the mindless celebration of change is an obvious question: why should a country with no shared language, ethnicity, religion, culture, or history remain a country? Countries don’t hang together simply because. They need a reason. What’s ours?”
5) “If you want to know what people really care about, take a look at where they live, especially if they could live anywhere. Hillary and Bill Clinton are worth tens of millions of dollars and have free Secret Service protection for life. They could live safely in Harlem or East New York. Instead they bought a place in Chappaqua, which is less than 2 percent black…. Barack and Michelle Obama are also rich and surrounded by bodyguards. Their kids went to Sidwell Friends, so school zoning is irrelevant to them. Yet when they left the White House they still moved to the whitest neighborhood in Washington. Fewer than 4 percent of their neighbors are black, in a town that was known for generations as Chocolate City… Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York is a tireless advocate for diversity, but not in his own neighborhood. Although he lives in Brooklyn, where one in three residents is African American, his own zip code is one of the whitest in New York. It’s less than 5 percent black.”
The left officially loses its mind...unofficially it was lost decades ago. The chaos at the universities could be quelled by replacing the administration that tolerates and sometimes encourages crappy behavior without kicking the students off the campus. That they are not removed is a result of politicians too spineless to address the lawlessness.
NY Times and Wapo win Pulitzers for Trump reporting....Walter Duranty reporting is the apparent goal of MSM.
from 21 March.
Catholic Churches Are Being Desecrated Across France - and Officials Don't Know Why
France has seen a spate of attacks against Catholic churches since the start of the year, vandalism that has included arson and desecration. Vandals have smashed statues, knocked down tabernacles, scattered or destroyed the Eucharist and torn down crosses, sparking fears of a rise in anti-Catholic sentiment in the country. Last Sunday, the historic Church of St. Sulpice in Paris was set on fire just after midday mass on Sunday, Le Parisien reported, although no one was injured. Police are still investigating the attack, which firefighters have confidently attributed to arson. Built in the 17th century, St. Sulpice houses three works by the Romantic painter Eugene de la Croix, and was used in the movie adaptation of The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown.
What a mystery. If only there was some common thread. Perhaps a sect of people whose belief system actively advocates the killing or destroying of other people and other cultures. Maybe if they all came out and stated unequivocally that they intended to destroy us that might help us figure this out. Maybe if all or most of those caught in the act were of the same belief system that might be a clue. But alas it is just a mystery. Oh well, oh look, more immigrants, I wonder if they'll enrich our culture?
The Left Officially Loses its Mind: Unofficially, it's been lost for years. YEARS.
Public bathrooms: Flushing taxpayers' money down each and every one of them. And much of it into pockets.
California: Where shooting themselves in the feet (and parts higher) increases daily.
Trump Puts Democrats Between A Rock And A Hard Place On Illegal Immigration: Bummer for Dems, Smiles for the rest of us.
Vice President Mike Pence is getting pushback from Taylor University students and alumni after the small evangelical Christian school tapped the former Indiana governor to be this year’s commencement speaker. What's WRONG with those kids?
NY Post: Rev. Sharpton's Honorary Degree Faces Opposition:
As well it should!
What are the similarities between the Chinese Red Guard Revolutionaries and the National Organization of Women and their trained flunkies?