Interesting Bits

05/10/2017 5:58

Hypocrisy of the Year

"Lie of the Year' Winner Barack Obama Admonishes Congress to "Speak the Truth' About Obamacare.

 

"I would find Barack Obama more believable about speaking truth to power if he volunteered more than just a stammering semi-acknowledgment of the whole "you can keep your doctor" whopper, and then went on to cover the sundry other Obamacare dishonesties, from gaming the Congressional Budget Office within an inch of its life, to claiming that increased preventative care would save money, to serially misportraying the Affordable Care Act as a victory over "special interests." And we will probably wait in vain for specific declamations of fearmongering from his own side. But I suppose hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue, etc ".

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05/09/2017 1:04

A Hundred Years of a Blood-Drenched Horror

Stalin killed so many people in the Great Purge that it is remarkable that anyone was left to do the killing. Former comrades, artists and intellectuals, military officers, clergymen, dissidents, outcasts and normal Russian men and women were slaughtered in a tidal wave of blood. What is striking is not just who Stalin killed but who he spared. While hundreds of thousands of innocents were massacred, Lavrentiy Beria, who was not just a bloody killer but a known rapist, received generous promotion.

Having carved up Eastern Europe with Adolf Hitler, and oppressed its beleaguered inhabitants with such atrocities as the Katyn massacre, where 22,000 men from the Polish officer corps and intelligensia were shot in cold blood, Stalin was himself subjected to invasion. The Red Army fought with startling courage and conviction to prevail, but as the West looked on they became embarrassed. A storm of rape and murder followed the Soviets, carried out by callous and vengeful soldiers. The Nazis in Eastern Europe were replaced with cruel and subservient Stalinist officials. Bierut in Poland, Hoxha in Albania, Rákosi in Hungary and Gottwald in Czechoslovakia kept their people mired in poverty and persecution.

The Soviets inspired others. Mao took power in China and launched a sweeping campaign of modernisation that left millions of expendable victims starved or killed. Juche arose in North Korea, wrapping itself around the country in a chokehold that has persisted to the present day. Pol Pot butchered almost a quarter of Cambodians. Mariam mass-murdered in Ethiopia. Perhaps the most successful of the communist states was Cuba, where, at least, there was not large-scale killing or famine.

(And we should never forget that many American leftists, some in the entertainment industry and others in the media, sympathized if not open supported the murderers)

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05/09/2017 9:10

More Nazi Tactics in Academia

A professor is resigning from the Duke Divinity School after colleagues and administrators tried to punish him for publicly criticizing a “training” program espousing a liberal view of racism.

Paul Griffiths, Warren professor of Catholic theology, is just the latest academic to find himself out of a job for refusing to toe the progressive line.

Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, said viewpoint intolerance is becoming more common in higher education as “politically correct administrations pull out all of the stops to silence the last few remaining non-progressives on their faculty.”

“Most of the silencing that occurs on college campuses occurs invisibly,” Mr. Wood said. “There is no public trace of it because people self-censor. Or if they come under pressure, they concede the point and shut up. A case like Griffiths‘ stands out because Griffiths decided to go public.”

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05/09/2017 7:36

STate of the Arts Today

Man leaves pineapple in museum, people think it's art  (Which, for some reason, reminds me of the Academy Awards)

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05/09/2017 7:21

Liking Mitch McConnell More and More

There are over 120 vacancies in the federal judiciary, and Obama had nominated people to fill 81 of them. But by the end of his two terms, 59 of those nominees were still in limbo, because Mitch McConnell’s Senate confirmed only 22.  (The writer of the story thinks this is a bad thing.  I say three cheers for Sen. McConnellO

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05/09/2017 7:14

Good Riddance, Mr. President

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05/09/2017 7:07

Lies and Lying Stats

Fake Statistics Created 'Rape Anxiety' Among Female Students

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05/08/2017 3:31

AT Least He's Not a Republican

Dartmouth appoints Jew-Hating Bigot as Head of Faculty (Just think of the outrage if a conservative had been appointed)

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05/08/2017 7:39

The Crumbling of Academia

New data shows freshman enrollment at the behemoth University of Missouri is just 4,009—down 35 percent since to Fall 2015. (When you cave in to Social Justice Bullies bad things happen)

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05/08/2017 7:11

Here's a Good Sign

President Trump is expected to announce his selection of at least five conservative nominees to federal appeals courts (and four federal district judges today.  (Good, Trump has a chance to remake the federal judiciary.)

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05/07/2017 2:52

Prophecies And the Next Four Years

Kim Clement was a true prophet of God. He has now passed away but these prophecies, which predicted that Trump would be president years before the election, are very intiguing and a reminder that we are in the end times.

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05/07/2017 2:36

Dream of a Day Without Lawyers

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05/07/2017 8:43

Media are Losing Search for Truth

When you pick up a great newspaper like the New York Times, it is sometimes shocking how openly partisan the coverage tends to be. For example, when President Donald Trump unveiled his new tax plan, the headline was not about the proposal per se, but rather how it would serve the wealthy. This may indeed be the case, but such an approach would traditionally be the role of the editorial pages — not the Page 1 headline writers.

This approach oddly actually plays exactly into the president’s hands at a time when, according to a September Gallup poll, confidence in the media stands at a historic low of 32 percent, down from 55 percent in 1999. Even if they don’t like Trump, most Americans are turned off by the relentless negativity.

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05/07/2017 8:28

The Judiciary Has Been Corrupted

The Anti-Trump Derangement Syndrome is corrupting the federal judiciary.

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05/05/2017 9:45

Let's' Here It For an Honest Bribe

Police ‘Bribed’ the Media to Cover Up Frightening European Immigrant Crime Statistics (They have to bribe the media over there. Here, the media will cover up and mislead for free.)

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05/05/2017 4:47

This Might Be Interesting

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05/05/2017 10:44

And This is Not Science Fiction

UAE to DRAG ICEBERG from Antarctica to solve water shortage set to last 25 years.  (Oil is not everything.)

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05/05/2017 7:47

Not Exactly Surprising

Poll: Plurality of Democrats say campuses should not allow speakers whose words are thought “hateful” or “offensive” by some

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