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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

"New California" Declares Independence -- From California, Not From United States

By Rick Pearcey • January 16, 2018, 02:56 PM

Craig Bannister reports at CNSNews.com:

Citing the U.S. Constitution, a group introduced its Declaration of Independence -- from California, but not from the United States.

The "New California" movement wants to turn northern and rural California into the nation's 51 state, separating from southern, coastal urban California in the same way that West Virginia was formed, CBS Sacramento reported Monday.

"Unlike other separation movements in the past," CBS Sacramento reports, "the state of New California wants to do things by the book, citing Article 4, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution and working with the state legislature to get it done, similar to the way West Virginia was formed."

Watch: "New California: A More Perfect Union."



Monday, January 15, 2018

UTexas Antifa Group Proposes "Law Enforcement Incineration Day"

By Rick Pearcey • January 15, 2018, 11:04 AM

Campus Reform reports:

An Antifa student group at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) has proposed that "Law Enforcement Appreciation Day" be rebranded as "Law Enforcement Incineration Day."

The group Autonomous Student Network Austin advanced the idea in a tweet that also featured an actual photo of a police officer engulfed in flames.

Read more.



Thursday, January 11, 2018

Nancy Pearcey Column on "Despair, Not Pleasure" at LifeSiteNews

By Rick Pearcey • January 11, 2018, 07:15 AM

LifeSiteNews has picked up Nancy's most recent column, published under the headline "Why Despair, Not Pleasure, Is the Biggest Driver of Today's Sex Scandals." The article unpacks the theme of "Women, Sex, Alienation: Hating the Body in Silicon Valley. "

In this column (which also appears at Fox News and CNSNews, Nancy writes:

A society's view of sex reflects its deeper commitments -- its prevailing ethos or worldview. The sexual liberation ethic stems from an underlying idea that the world is a product of blind, material forces. As a recent New Yorker article put it, "the loyalty oath of modernity" is that "nature is without conscious design . . . the emergence of Homo sapiens was without meaning or telos" (purpose).

And if the human body is said to have no meaning or purpose, neither does sex. On one hand, that means we are free to make up our own rules. On the other hand, it means that under all the hype about being bold and experimental is a fundamental despair -- the belief that sex is insignificant in a literal sense: signifying nothing. As a drummer in Austin, Texas, told Rolling Stone, sex is just "a piece of body touching another piece of body"; it is "existentially meaningless."

This outlook is deeply dehumanizing. No wonder many people keep grabbing at more -- and more extreme -- sexual experiences, while finding less genuine fulfillment.

Nancy's most recent book is the just-published Love Thy Body, which aims to "counter the hostility toward the human body and the biological facts of life that drives many of today's heart-wrenching headline stories. Unfortunately, many people absorb pre-packaged media mantras on watershed ethical questions without being aware of their hurtful real-world implications," as Nancy's official website states.

The idea is to provide a "holistic and humane alternative available to all -- one that offers authentic, reality-oriented solutions that embrace the dignity of the human body and provide a sustainable basis for unalienable human rights," the Love Thy Body book description states.

For more information, please see Nancy's website or the Love Thy Body page at Amazon.

For media interviews, please write Pearcey@thepearceyreport.com.



Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Watch Trailer of Clint Eastwood's New Film "The 15:17 to Paris"

By Rick Pearcey • January 10, 2018, 09:30 AM

From WND:

The story riveted two continents. And now it’s coming to the big screen thanks to legendary director Clint Eastwood --  starring the very heroes who saved so many lives.

The 15:17 to Paris, set for release Feb. 9,  tells the story of the 2015 Thalys train attack in which three Americans helped stop an armed Islamic terrorist from perpetrating a massacre on a French train.

Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alex Skarlatos, who arguably saved dozens of lives that day, will portray themselves in the film . . . ."

Watch the trailer here.



Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Joe Arpaio Running for Senate in Arizona

By Rick Pearcey • January 9, 2018, 12:05 PM

"Republican Joe Arpaio, a close ally of President Trump and former sheriff known for his provocative approach to combatting illegal immigration, is running for Senate in Arizona," David M. Drucker reports for the Washington Examiner.

"I have a lot to offer. I'm a big supporter of President Trump," Arpaio says, according to the Examiner.

"I’m going to have to work hard; you don't take anything for granted. But I would not being doing this if I thought that I could not win. I'm not here to get my name in the paper, I get that everyday, anyway."



Monday, January 8, 2018

Dawgs vs. 'Bama Tonight

By Rick Pearcey • January 8, 2018, 10:02 AM

Game scheduled for 8:17 pm eastern time, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Watch on ESPN.

AL.com: "Alabama poised for a blowout."

SBNation: Reports that Alabama is a "4-point betting favorite."

Online Athens: "With the Rose Bowl Behind Them, the Bulldogs Ready for Biggest Prize of All."

Enjoy!



Friday, January 5, 2018

"Jumping for Joy": U.S. Soldier Takes 10 Flights in 2 Days to Attend Daughter's Birth

By Rick Pearcey • January 5, 2018, 05:05 PM

According to Breitbart, "U.S. Army Combat Engineer Francois Clerfe made it" from his deployment in Iraq to the hospital in Monterey, Calif., "on the day his daughter was born."

Well done, Papa!

And great timing, daughter Julia!

Read the entire Breitbart report here.



Thursday, January 4, 2018

Nancy's "LOVE THY BODY" No. 1 "Hot New Release" in 3 Amazon Categories

By Rick Pearcey • January 4, 2018, 12:12 PM

Even though Nancy's book Love Thy Body can be regarded as a "Self-Help" book -- as I explain below (and here) -- Amazon has it listed as:

  • No. 1 New Release in Theology (not bad for former agnostic Nancy)
  • No. 1 New Release in Christian Social Issues (not bad for an erstwhile Hippie girl
  • No. 1 New Release in Christian Apologetics (not bad but what you might expect from an ongoing critical thinker)

No worries, Amazon. All is well. We know you need to run a business.

But Now -- let's broaden our horizons.

Here's what I wrote on Facebook a couple of days ago on why Love Thy Body is very much a Self-Help book:

Amazon seems to think LOVE THY BODY is some kind of theology book

"No. 1 New Release in . . . Theology" ???

OK. That's nice . . .

BUT . . . Really

KIND of LIMITING

Because LOVE THY BODY could just as well be in the self-help section of your favorite bookstore

LOVE THY BODY is a SELF-HELP BOOK

Helping regular people regain their holistic humanness

Tired of being . . . DEHUMANIZED . . . ALIENATED . . .

People tired of being treated like pieces of meat to be sliced and diced by academic "gender theorists" barely able to tie their shoelaces

LOVE THY BODY is about . . .

Helping regular folks tired of being TORN APART body and soul by secularism

Regular people need honest, real-world answers to hard questions about life & sexuality

So, let's get practical: LOVE THY BODY

For more information on Love Thy Body, please see NancyPearcey.com or visit the Amazonians.



Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Trump: Steve Bannon "Not Only Lost His Job, He Lost His Mind"

By Rick Pearcey • January 3, 2018, 04:23 PM

Melanie Arter reports at CNSNews.com:

President Donald Trump issued a rebuke of former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Wednesday, saying Bannon has "lost his mind" after Bannon called the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump's top campaign officials and a group of Russians "treasonous."

Here is the full Trump statement:

Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party.

Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn't as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans. Steve doesn't represent my base -- he's only in it for himself.

Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well. Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books.

We have many great Republican members of Congress and candidates who are very supportive of the Make America Great Again agenda. Like me, they love the United States of America and are helping to finally take our country back and build it up, rather than simply seeking to burn it all down.

Now, "NeverTrump Celebrates," Breitbart reports.

For me, let's get more facts out on the table and see what happened. That's usually difficult to do in the heat of the moment.

But for now, this:

1) Trump overstates in his repudiation of Bannon. As "chief strategist" Bannon clearly helped Trump win the 2016 election -- and so Bannon has something to do with Trump and his presidency. Bannon may be persona non grata at the Trump White House, etc., but that's a different statement.

2) I'm not at all convinced that meeting with Russians during a campaign constitutes treason or is unpatriotic. We need to know more about who was there -- more about all the who, what, where, when, and whys. At a minimum, before drawing conclusions (which should be open to adjustment, based on reliable, factual information), we need to see verifiable reporting on any such meetings -- and a lot of such reporting.

3) Stay cool, stay focused, ask for evidence, outlast the bombast, and continue to fight like Heaven for the restoration of the Declaration and Constitution to the body politic of the United States. This is our calling and challenge as "We, the People" -- and the Swamp in all its muck and mire remains to be drained.

Finally, "Test Everything." This attitude and approach applies to the statements and actions of presidents, White House staffers, political opponents, the Dark Media, the Deep State, people you trust, people you don't trust, NeverTrump, AlwaysTrump, preachers, doctors, celebrities, professors, scientists, etc., etc. Not to mention crossing the street.

In all of human affairs, your chances of arriving safely on the other side are greatly increased if you test everything.



Tuesday, January 2, 2018

"LOVE THY BODY" Challenges Secularist Dehumanization, Alienation: Publishes Today, by Nancy Pearcey

By Rick Pearcey • January 2, 2018, 10:25 AM

We are happy to announce that Nancy Pearcey's new book, Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality as of today is officially published.

Here is the book description at Amazon:

Why the Call to Love Thy Body?
To counter the hostility toward the human body and biological facts of life driving many of today's headline stories. Many people absorb pre-packaged media mantras on watershed moral issues without being aware of their hurtful real-world implications.

Consider:

* Transgenderism: Activists detach gender from biology. Kids down to kindergarten are being taught their body is irrelevant to their authentic self. Is this affirming -- or does it demean the body?

* Homosexuality: Advocates disconnect sexuality from being biologically male or female. Is this liberating -- or does it denigrate who we really are?

* Abortion: Supporters admit that pre-born babies are human, but deny that they are persons worthy of legal protection. Does this lead to equality for women -- or does it threaten the intrinsic dignity of all humans?

* Hookup Culture: On campus, in Hollywood, and in the boardroom, the sexual revolution was supposed to liberate us for recreational sex. But has it really led to schizoid sex and bodies without meaning?

In Love Thy Body, best-selling author Nancy Pearcey goes beyond politically correct talking points to offer a riveting exposé of the dehumanizing secularist ethos that shapes critical moral and socio-political issues of our day.

Formerly an agnostic, Pearcey was hailed in The Economist as "America's preeminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual." Fearlessly and with compassion, she makes the case that secularism denigrates the body and destroys the basis for human rights.
 
Throughout, Pearcey sets forth a holistic and humane alternative availableto all -- one that offers reality-oriented solutions that embrace the dignity of the human body and provide a sustainable basis for inalienable human rights.

 Now, more than ever, we need to learn to "love thy body."

For more information, please see Nancy's website at NancyPearcey.com.

For media interviews, please write pearcey@thepearceyreport.com.



Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

By Rick Pearcey • January 1, 2018, 02:46 PM

Best wishes thoughts, prayers, and critical thinking for you and yours.

May 2018 be the best year ever.

Cheers!

Nancy and Rick



Friday, December 29, 2017

Nancy's New Book "LOVE THY BODY" Publishes in 4 DAYS

By Rick Pearcey • December 29, 2017, 04:57 PM

Here's the description of the book at NancyPearcey.com:

Why the Call to Love Thy Body?

To counter the hostility toward the human body and the biological facts of life that drives many of today's heart-wrenching headline stories. Unfortunately, many people absorb pre-packaged media mantras on watershed ethical questions without being aware of their hurtful real-world implications.

Consider:

  • Transgenderism: Activists detach gender from biology. Kids down to kindergarten are being taught their body is irrelevant to their authentic self. Is this affirming -- or does it demean the body?

  • Homosexuality: Advocates disconnect sexuality from being biologically male or female. Is this liberating -- or does it denigrate who we really are?

  • Abortion: Supporters admit that pre-born babies are biologically human, but deny that they are persons worthy of legal protection. Does this lead to equality for women -- or does it threaten the intrinsic dignity and worth of all humans?

  • Hookup Culture: On campus, in Hollywood, in the boardroom, the sexual revolution was supposed to liberate us for recreational sex. But are schizoid sex and bodies without meaning really all there is?

In Love Thy Body, best-selling author Nancy Pearcey goes beyond politically correct talking points to offer a riveting exposé of the dehumanizing secularist ethos that shapes the critical moral and socio-political issues of our day.

Formerly an agnostic, Pearcey has been hailed in The Economist as "America's preeminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual." Fearlessly and with compassion, she makes the case that secularism denigrates the body and destroys the basis for human rights.

Throughout, Pearcey sets forth a holistic and humane alternative available to all -- one that offers authentic, reality-oriented solutions that embrace the dignity of the human body and provide a sustainable basis for unalienable human rights.

Now, more than ever, we need to learn to "love thy body."

For more information, please see NancyPearcey.com or the Love Thy Body page at Amazon.



Thursday, December 28, 2017

Police Deaths Approach 50-Year Low

By Rick Pearcey • December 28, 2017, 03:41 PM

"The decline comes after 2016, a year which 'saw more deaths than in the five previous years'," according to A.W.R. Hawkins at Breitbart. "Breitbart News reported that the number of officers 'feloniously killed' in 2016 jumped 61 percent over the number killed in that fashion in 2015," Hawkins reports.

According to Hawkins:

USA Today reports that preliminary numbers for 2017 show 128 deaths in line of duty, which represents nearly a 50-year low. The only year with fewer officer deaths during the last five decades was 2013. There were 116 officer deaths that year . . . .

The 128 overall line of duty deaths for 2017 is down from the 143 line of duty deaths for 2016.

Blue Lives Matter's Randy Sutton believes the overall decline in officer deaths is the result of a greater awareness for officer safety. He indicated that this focus on safety "[includes] a change in how officers approach arrests because of the controversial high-profile shootings over the years." Officers are seemingly more cognizant of potential dangers and approach (or avoid) dangerous situations accordingly.

"On December 26, Breitbart News reported that President Trump personally paid for hundreds of dinners for law enforcement officers and agents who had to work over the Christmas holiday," Hawkins reports

"CNN's Noah Gray indicated members of the Secret Service, the White House Military Office, and the Palm Beach Sheriff Department were among those fed with the meals," Hawkins concludes at Breitbart.


Denzel Washington Born This Day

By Rick Pearcey • December 28, 2017, 03:21 PM

"On this day in 1954, the Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington, who will go on to star in such movies as Malcolm X and Training Day, is born in Mount Vernon, New York," states History.com.

"In 2002, for his performance as a corrupt cop in Training Day, Washington became the first black man to win the Best Actor Academy Award since 1964, when Sidney Poitier received the award for Lilies of the Field."

Read more about Denzel Washington.



Wednesday, December 27, 2017

NFL Cancels Final "Sunday Night Football" Game of Season

By Rick Pearcey • December 27, 2017, 12:16 PM

Due to public demand, you might say.

"In a season plagued with lower ratings due to the national anthem protests, the league's decision was not surprising," Katie Jerkovich writes at the Daily Caller.



Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Woman With Gun Finds Prowler in Her Home

By Rick Pearcey • December 26, 2017, 10:08 AM

Katy Moeller reports at the IdahoStatesman.com:

A Garden City mother told police that she threatened a home intruder with a gun Friday morning -- and he fled her house, police said in a release.

Police identified a suspect a short time later, just as he was trying to enter another home nearby. He refused to obey officers' commands and had to be forcefully taken into custody, police said.

Sage Zumr, 18, was charged with unlawful entry, trespassing and obstructing/delaying police officers. The home invasion was reported at 9 a.m. in the 200 block of East 47th Street.

"The woman who reported the incident was protecting herself and her young son, police said," according to Moeller.

Well done, mom.

You are responsible for protecting yourself and your family. You were prepared, acted, and neutralized a potentially life-endangering threat to your son and to yourself. 

Love of neighbor begins at home and sometimes requires the threat of force against violence to help aggressors, including 18-year-old home invaders, see the light.

For overcoming evil with good -- Merry Christmas!

ore here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/community/boise/article190028149.html#storylink=cpy


Friday, December 22, 2017

Nightmare Before Christmas: Trump Renominates Architect of Obama's LGBT Agenda to EEOC

By Rick Pearcey • December 22, 2017, 03:38 PM

Susan Berry writes at Breitbart:

President Donald Trump has re-nominated radical sexual identity activist Chai Feldblum, the architect of former President Barack Obama's LGBT agenda, to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Feldblum is a nightmare of a nominee for those who value religious freedom, private property rights, and the science-based standard that there are two sexes -- male and female. As Obama's most liberal gender ideology activist, Feldblum has said that whenever LGBT issues conflict with religious liberty and private property rights, religious liberty and private rights should lose.

"When push comes to shove, when religious liberty and sexual liberty conflict, she admits, 'I'm having a hard time coming up with any case in which religious liberty should win,'" Maggie Gallagher reported at the Weekly Standard in 2006, after interviewing Feldblum when the news broke that Catholic Charities in Boston would need to place adoptive children with same-sex couples in order to remain a licensed adoption agency.

Seeking people looking for real-world hope, as well as pro-scientific, body-affirming, whole-person solutions to transgenderism and other expressions of an alienating secularism (inaccurately promoted under the banner of "liberation"), may want to see the new book Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality, by Nancy Pearcey and available at Amazon.

Read more from Susan Berry's "Nightmare Before Christmas" here.



Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Ex-Planned Parenthood Manager Describes "Demonic" Organization

By Rick Pearcey • December 20, 2017, 04:42 PM

"There's no other word you can use for what takes place," says Ramona Trevino, who formerly worked for Planned Parenthood at an "abortion-referral facility in Sherman, Texas," Grace Carr reports at the Daily Caller.

"It took a few years after working at Planned Parenthood to recognize my part in abortion even through referrals. I was still involved in a demonic organization," Trevino says, according the Daily Caller.

Read more.

Related
Why Pro-Abortion Is Anti-Science
New Planned P'hood Video Transcript: Nurse Admits It "Fun" to Dissect Dead Babies
Aborto-Fascism and Free-Market Homicide



Tuesday, December 19, 2017

House Approves Final Tax Reform Bill, as Trump Eyes Major Legislative Win

By Rick Pearcey • December 19, 2017, 03:23 PM

Judson Berger reports at Fox News:

The House on Tuesday approved a massive tax overhaul that would usher in steep rate cuts for American companies, double the deduction millions of families claim on their annual returns and make a host of other changes as part of the biggest rewrite of the tax code since the Reagan administration.

Read the complete news report.


Illegal Alien Charged With Killing 14-Year-Old Texas Girl

By Rick Pearcey • December 19, 2017, 02:53 PM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

Rhyan Moody, a 14-year-old high school freshman from Colleyville, Texas, was killed when an illegal alien, apparently intoxicated, allegedly smashed an SUV into the car she was traveling in with her grandparents on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 23. Moody was in the back seat and died from blunt force trauma to her head. Her grandparents suffered numerous broken bones and are recovering . . . .

Jose Victor Chaparro-Saenz, 38, was arrested in his vehicle not far from the accident. Alcohol was found in the vehicle and Chaparro-Saenz reportedly appeared intoxicated. He was charged with manslaughter, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest, according to FOX4 Dallas.

In a related CNSNews report titled "Trump's First Pillar of National Security: Build the Border Wall," Terence Jeffrey writes, "In both his National Security Strategy . . . and the speech he delivered at the Ronald Reagan Building explaining it, President Donald Trump said the United States will build a wall along the southern border as part of the first pillar of his plan, which focuses on protecting the American homeland and way of life."

According to CNSNews, Trump said, "Leaders in Washington imposed on the country an immigration policy that Americans never voted for, never asked for, and never approved."

As a result of this policy, Trump said, "the wrong people are allowed into our country and the right people are rejected.

"American citizens, as usual, have been left to bear the costs and pick up the tab," Trump said, according to Jeffrey.

Returning to the first story in this post, note: "Needless to say, if the illegal alien" Chaparro-Saenz "had not been in this country," teenager Rhyan Moody "would be alive today," Chapman writes.



Monday, December 18, 2017

ESPN Prez Suddenly Resigns

By Rick Pearcey • December 18, 2017, 03:25 PM

News today of John Skippers' resignation as president of ESPN comes as a shock.

"Huge news," tweets John Ourand, "Skipper resigns from ESPN."

Reason? "Skipper cites substance abuse issues," Ourand also tweets.

"The timing of Skipper's resignation seems a bit of a mystery," Dylan Gwinn writes at Breitbart.

"Skipper had just signed a multi-year contract extension in November. How does one develop a long-term substance problem in a month?" Gwinn asks.

"Perhaps ESPN just became aware of Skipper's issue in the last month, though, that too would seem unlikely," Gwinn suggests. "Moreover, it's likely that ESPN would at least attempt to offer some kind of counseling as opposed to compelling Skipper to resign, if they just found out about Skipper's issue after signing him to a brand new deal."

Upshot: "Could there be something another, bigger story behind this announcement?" Gwinn asks.

Yes. Because "it certainly has been open season on executives and high-profile media personalities as of late. In any event, Skipper's tenure, especially of late, will be marked by decline and regression at ESPN," Gwinn writes.

"In 2015, ESPN laid off roughly 300 employees. The network laid off another 100 employees, including several high-profile, on-air talents in April of 2017. Most recently, several dozen additional employees were laid off after the Thanksgiving holiday," Gwinn states.

This may not be the last we hear of Mr. Skipper and his departure from ESPN.

Also of Interest
ESPN Backs Down: Airs "Jesus" Ad for Christmas
Group Seeks to Get "Hate Speech" Olbermann Dropped From MLB.com



Friday, December 15, 2017

FBI Is Falling: Growing Evidence of Politically Corrupt Clinton Investigation

By Rick Pearcey • December 15, 2017, 06:45 PM

Peter Hasson reports at the Daily Caller:

A series of new revelations about the FBI under James Comey has provided more evidence that partisan agents may have abused their agency positions for political purposes during the Hillary Clinton email investigation and 2016 presidential campaign.

Top FBI agent Peter Strzok, the public now knows, was removed from the Mueller investigation after a Department of Justice Office of Inspector General (IG) investigation revealed damning text messages between Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page.

The messages show Strzok and Page praising Clinton, discussing whether Strzok could use his position to protect the country from Donald Trump -- whom they described as "that menace" -- and referring to an unnamed "inurance policy" in case Trump beat Clinton.

"'I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy's office -- that there's no way he gets elected -- but I'm afraid we can't take that risk. It's like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you're 40,' Strzok said of Trump in one message to Page," according to Hasson.

"Andy" refers to Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe, "who has close ties to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a longtime Clinton ally," Hasson reports.

Read the entire news report.



Thursday, December 14, 2017

NFL Nation's Most Disliked Sport for 3rd Straight Month

By Rick Pearcey • December 14, 2017, 04:38 PM

Craig Bannister reports at CNSNews.com:

Ever since September's surge in National Football League (NFL) player protests of the National Anthem at games, registered voters have given the NFL the most negative rating of any major sport in the U.S.

"Since the kneeling controversy it (the NFL) fell significantly behind (in popularity)," the Winston Group noted, announcing the results of its latest monthly Sports Survey.

In November, 38% had an "unfavorable" view of the NFL -- marking the league's third straight month as the most-disliked sport. NASCAR (28%) and the NBA (26%) were the second and third most-disliked sports.

"College football fared much better than the NFL, with an unfavorable rating of 21%," Bannister reports.



Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Immorality of Accusing Roy Moore

By Rick Pearcey • December 13, 2017, 12:09 PM

Yesterday after the Alabama Senate race was not called for Roy Moore, on my Facebook page came this: "One wonders how many of the thousands of write-ins were by Christian pro-lifers protesting the controversy of Moore."

Here is my reply:

If so, extremely counterproductive.

And no moral basis -- because in fact we know virtually nothing about the truth value of the unsubstantiated allegations against Moore.

For me, IT'S IMMORAL to launch unsubstantiated allegations 4 wks out from an election. UNFAIR and UNJUST and UTTERLY MANIPULATIVE.

In any case, what a shame that folks would be duped by the cynical Structured Con and thereby facilitate the deaths of thousands if not millions of unborn human beings Moore would fight to save.

But let's see how this all turns out.

I will not be surprised at all if SUDDENLY all goes quiet on the ALLEGATION FRONT.

Mission accomplished -- NOT TRUTH. NOT Justice. NOT caring about women.

But DESTROYING MOORE. And protecting the oppressive DC establishment at all costs.

Well, let's see how things turn out. Cheers, all.

About the "Structured Con," on December 4 I wrote in this space:

"Let's see the evidence" . . . .

"To borrow from Christopher Hitchens, if we are expected to condemn Roy Moore apart from evidence, we can just as easily -- and more rationally (innocent until proven guilty) -- not condemn Roy Moore in the absence of evidence. Without evidence, a 'bombshell' becomes a dud. Sizzle becomes drizzle. Your parade is hereby rained upon," I wrote November 9.

Thus far, we have no evidence. Just accusations. Plus, there is no way these politically timed accusations against Roy Moore could ever be properly and fairly evaluated when thrown at him some 4 weeks before Election Day.

Of course the WPost knows this. Of course the D.C. Establishment knows this.

This is why I say what we are witnessing is structured as a con: It's a "structured con" -- made to look like a search for truth and justice with regard to the treatment of women when in fact the timing makes certain that no just or fair assessment is possible.

The real target: To strike a bull's-eye on behalf of the D.C. establishment's objective to destroy Roy Moore and keep him (and other Constitutionalists) out of the Senate.

Thus the con, thus the lie. Thus the voter wisdom of skepticism in the face of a con no matter how much hand-wringing and peer pressure that media mobs and other mobs try to exert.

These accusations smack of serious, underhanded politics.

They do not bespeak seriousness about the pursuit of fairness and justice -- either with regard to Roy Moore or with regard to a putative concern about the ill-treatment of women.

"Elections are more important than this. And so is how we treat women in society," I concluded.



Tuesday, December 12, 2017

CNN Goes Full Snowflake

By Rick Pearcey • December 12, 2017, 05:34 PM

"In a world in which we are supposed to believe that CNN is full of fearless hard-bitten reporters, its tweets show it's really just an organized club of bawl-babies," Monica Showalter writes at American Thinker.



Monday, December 11, 2017

Roy Moore +9 in Alabama Senate, Calls for Trump Travel Ban After NY Terror Attack

By Rick Pearcey • December 11, 2017, 04:53 PM

Ben Kew reports at Breitbart:

Republican Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore released a statement condemning the failed terrorist attack in New York City on Monday, reiterating the need for the proper implementation of President Donald Trump's travel ban.

The incident, which took place on Monday morning, was reportedly carried out by 27-year-old Bangladeshi national Akayed Ullah in allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS). Fortunately, no one was killed, although Ullah and three others were wounded. 

"As we get news this morning of yet another radical Islamic terrorist attack, I am grateful that it appears no one was critically injured, and, as always, I am thankful for the quick action of law enforcement who have the suspect in custody," Moore states on Twitter.

"This incident underscores the continued threats our nation faces from those who want nothing more than to destroy the freedoms we enjoy," Moore continues.

"In the United States Senate I will fight with President Trump for the increased safety of the American people and I will not mince words when it comes to calling out radical Islamic terrorism for the threat that it is," Moore affirms.

Moore concludes: "I am committed to implementing the President's travel ban, putting an end to sanctuary cities, building the wall and making America safer."

Breitbart reports that "Trump's travel ban, which prohibits immigration from seven terror-prone Middle Eastern countries, was nearly fully reinstated by the United States Supreme Court last week, following a month's long protracted battle against left-wing circuit courts that barred the executive order from taking effect."

"The latest Emerson Poll released on Monday showed that Moore has increased his lead over liberal Democrat Doug Jones to nine points, 53 percent to 44 percent," Kew concludes at Breitbart.



Friday, December 8, 2017

Wrong Move: Restaurant Robber Points Gun at Dad's Children

By Rick Pearcey • December 8, 2017, 01:49 PM

San Antonio -- "When the robber saw the two children walk out of the restroom, he pointed his gun at them, KABB reported," according to Dave Urbanski of The Blaze.

"It turns out Dad had his own gun -- and he pulled it out and shot the robber dead, KABB said," Urbanski reports.

"The citizen is a licensed carrier and did use his handgun to take down the robber," Police Capt. Michael Starnes said, according to the Blaze, quoting from the Express-News.

Will the dad be charged?

No. "He really saved the day and protected a lot of people today," Captain Starnes said.

Read more.



Thursday, December 7, 2017

Chief Petty Officer Joe George: Pearl Harbor Hero Recognized 76 Years After Saving 6 From Sinking USS Arizona

By Rick Pearcey • December 7, 2017, 05:36 PM

Lucas Tomlinson reports at Fox News:

An American hero is finally getting recognition 76 years after the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.

Ahead of [today's] anniversary, the secretary of the U.S. Navy posthumously awarded the Bronze Star with valor to Chief Petty Officer Joe George, who died in 1996. The news comes five months after Fox News interviewed one of five living USS Arizona survivors, Donald Stratton, who urged the Navy to recognize George's heroic actions that day.

George is credited with saving at least six soldiers aboard USS Arizona as it was sinking after being struck several times by Japanese planes during the attack at Pearl Harbor.

One of the men George saved Dec. 7, 1943, is USS Arizona survivor Donald Stratton. Here is part of Stratton's story, as reported by Fox News:

"We got hit with the big bomb and that exploded like a million pounds of ammunition. The fireball went about 60, 70 feet in the air . . . . The explosion could have taken us away, but it didn't and thank God we made it across." . . .

Trapped aboard the sinking Arizona, Stratton and the others managed to escape the carnage, which killed 1,177 of his shipmates, with the help of a fellow sailor who threw them a lifeline from his own ship moored next to Arizona. 

With burns over 60 percent of his body, Stratton had to escape his burning warship. 

"We proceeded to go hand over hand across the line about 70 feet," said Stratton. Today, he doesn’t have fingerprints and carries scars across his body, a daily reminder of the horrors he endured at Pearl Harbor. 

"The toughest part was reaching the middle of the sagging line stretched across the two ships, and climbing up to the other ship," Fox reports.

"He kept saying, 'Come on sailor! You can make it,' recalled Stratton about his rescuer, who remained a mystery for 60 years," Fox says.

"The man who rescued Stratton and his fellow sailors that day: Joe George," Fox reports. "In his book, All the Gallant Men, Stratton described George as 'perhaps the strongest man in the harbor, an All-Navy Boxer'," according to Fox News.

"Stratton says George disobeyed his captain's order and threw Stratton the line that would save his life," Fox reports.

"It was kind of surreal. You grow up with your dad thinking of him as dad; you're not used to thinking of him as a hero," said George’s daughter, Joe Ann Taylor," according to Fox. "But it's a wonderful story and I'm quite proud of him. Plus I've gotten to know the men he saved and have developed a real bond with the Stratton and Bruner families."

Read more.



Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Warning -- Explicit: Ruling Class Media Have Known All About "Pervy" Matt Lauer

By Rick Pearcey • December 6, 2017, 10:59 AM

Brian Flood reports at Fox News:

Embattled NBC executives have been falling over themselves, insisting they had no idea about Matt Lauer's pervy past. But if anyone doubts that New York's media elite was aware of Lauer's reputation, they should look no further than a top-secret "roast" of Lauer that took place in October 2008.

The notorious event -- now legendary in New York media circles -- pushed the outer limits of sexist, racist, homophobic and obscene jokes -- and left little doubt that Lauer's colleagues knew NBC's biggest star had a troubled marriage and a wandering eye.

"Last week, NBC's own Joe Scarborough, who attended the roast but said he left early, feeling uncomfortable, brought it up on 'Morning Joe'," Flood reports."Lauer's peccadillos, he said, were not just known about. At the roast, they were celebrated."

"The whole theme was that he does the show and then he has sex with people, with employees," Scarborough is quoted as saying. "So was this whispered behind closed doors? No. It was shouted from the mountaintops and everybody laughed about it."

Flood notes that "memories of the roast must be especially awkward for the various NBC executives now claiming they had no idea about Lauer’s reputation for sex harassment of women."

Lauer was fired "last week for inappropriate sexual behavior," Flood writes, "and in the ensuing days, NBC News' top bosses Andy Lack and his deputy, Noah Oppenheim, have claimed they had no prior knowledge of Lauer's conduct.

"Their denials have raised eyebrows within NBC and out, considering that both executive have deep ties to Lauer going back years."

Read more.



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Sweden May Ban Websites That List Ethnic Origin of Criminal Suspects

By Rick Pearcey • December 5, 2017, 01:25 PM

Chris Tomlinson reports at Breitbart:

Sweden has proposed banning the public use of legal document search engine Lexbase, which is used to identify the ethnic origins of Swedish criminal suspects.

According to the Swedish government, the data released by the website is too sensitive for the public and should be limited only to professionals like lawyers, journalists, and researchers. Previously, the website was protected under the Swedish Freedom of Expression Act, but the new legislation could limit what data they are allowed to release, Dagens Industri reports.

"For many years, the Swedish government has stopped the collection of statistics relating to the ethnic or religious background of criminals, making it difficult for researchers to track the correct rate of migrant crime, as opposed to crimes committed by native Swedes," Tomlinson reports.

"Some, like police officer Peter Springare, have claimed that the majority of serious crimes are committed by migrants or individuals from migrant backgrounds," Tomlinson continues. "Others have used freedom of information requests to look at crimes on a case-by-case basis and track the rate at which criminals born overseas have offended."

In addition, "one research project attempted to look solely at cases of gang rape in Sweden and found, through examining court documents, that nine out of 10 gang rapes were committed by asylum seekers and individuals with a migration background," Tomlinson reports.

In October of this year, Swedish lawyer Elizabeth Fritz said, "The rape reports are increasing and at my desk and I have many rapes and group violence. The majority of the suspects I meet in these cases have a foreign background," according to Breitbart.

"Now that Leftists in Sweden have discovered they have wrecked their own country by importing hordes of migrant criminals and appeasing them, they need to censor the truth to protect their careers," a commenter states below the Breitbart article.



Monday, December 4, 2017

Trump Calls Moore: "Go Get'em, Roy" as Voters Skeptical About Unsubstantiated Accusations

By Rick Pearcey • December 4, 2017, 03:18 PM

According to the official Twitter page of Roy Moore for U.S. Senate, President Donald Trump called the senate hopeful earlier today and told Moore, "Go Get'em, Roy!"

"Just got off the phone with President Trump who offered his full support and said he needs a fighter to help him in the US Senate," Moore tweeted approximately 3 hours ago, as we go to press.

"I look forward to fighting alongside the President to #MAGA!," Moore concludes his tweet.

According to a new CBS poll, Moore is up 6 points in the race.

In addition, results of the poll indicate that a majority of Alabama voters are not convinced by unsubstantiated accusations of sexual misconduct by Roy Moore.

"A total of 54 percent -- a majority -- of likely voters in Alabama said that the allegations are either definitely false, probably false, or that they have 'haven’t heard enough yet to say' whether they believe the allegations against Moore," Breitbart reports.

"Let's see the evidence," I stated in an earlier column.

"To borrow from Christopher Hitchens, if we are expected to condemn Roy Moore apart from evidence, we can just as easily -- and more rationally (innocent until proven guilty) -- not condemn Roy Moore in the absence of evidence. Without evidence, a 'bombshell' becomes a dud. Sizzle becomes drizzle. Your parade is hereby rained upon," I wrote November 9.

Thus far, we have no evidence. Just accusations. Plus, there is no way these politically timed accusations against Roy Moore could ever be properly and fairly evaluated when thrown at him some 4 weeks before Election Day.

Of course the WPost knows this. Of course the D.C. Establishment knows this.

This is why I say what we are witnessing is structured as a con: It's a "structured con" -- made to look like a search for truth and justice with regard to the treatment of women when in fact the timing makes certain that no just or fair assessment is possible.

The real target: To strike a bull's-eye on behalf of the D.C. establishment's objective to destroy Roy Moore and keep him (and other Constitutionalists) out of the Senate. 

Thus the con, thus the lie. Thus the voter wisdom of skepticism in the face of a con no matter how much hand-wringing and peer pressure that media mobs and other mobs try to exert.

These accusations smack of serious, underhanded politics.

They do not bespeak seriousness about the pursuit of fairness and justice -- either with regard to Roy Moore or with regard to a putative concern about the ill-treatment of women.

Elections are more important than this. And so is how we treat women in society.

Alabama voters go to the polls Tuesday, December 12.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Executing Justice: Radicalized Politics Declares Kate Steinle Killer "Not Guilty"

By Rick Pearcey • December 1, 2017, 02:21 PM

Lloyd Billingsley writes at Frontpagemag.com:

A San Francisco jury on Thursday found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, also known as Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez, not guilty of the murder of Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier on July 1, 2015. The jury of six men and six women, including three immigrants, found the Mexican national not guilty of all murder and manslaughter charges and guilty only of felony possession of a firearm . . . .

Mexican national Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, 54, is a seven-time felon and has been deported five times. In 2015 federal authorities sought to detain him for deportation. San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi chose to defy the feds and release the Mexican national.

On July 1, 2015, the criminal illegal picked up a Sig Sauer .40 caliber pistol, stolen from a Bureau of Land Management officer, and fired the shot that killed Kate Steinle, only 32 years old. . . .

"Garcia Zarate has already proved five times that anybody can get away with violating U.S. immigration law," Billingsley continues. "He has already proved that in the sanctuary state of California, false-documented illegals are a privileged class."

Zarate "has also proved that a career criminal who is not even supposed to be in the country can literally get away with murder in broad daylight," Billingsley concludes. "When that happens, the killer’s public defender will call it a 'vindication for the rights of immigrants'."

Read more.



Thursday, November 30, 2017

Alabama Poll: Moore +8

By Rick Pearcey • November 30, 2017, 05:01 PM

Matthew Boyle writes from Mobile for Breitbart:

Judge Roy Moore, the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate here in Alabama, has rebounded and solidified his lead over radical Democrat Doug Jones with less than two weeks of campaigning to go, a new poll provided exclusively to Breitbart News shows.

The poll, conducted by Rick Shaftan of Atlantic Media and Research, shows Moore has picked up five points since the firm's last survey last week -- and that Jones has stagnated exactly where he was before. Moore, now at 48 percent, towers over Jones who is still stuck at 40 percent. The survey's numbers last week, weighted to an expectation of 27 percent black turnout -- an overestimation from what black turnout will likely be -- had Moore at 43 percent and Jones at 40 percent.

Additionally, if the survey data is not weighted for turnout, Shaftan wrote in a polling memo to donors obtained exclusively by Breitbart News, Moore’s lead hits well into the double digits.

It appears that what I wrote November 9 ("Is Roy Moore Finished?") is coming to pass: "Based on what we know, Roy Moore will not step down, and he will be elected U.S. senator from Alabama in some 4 weeks."

Read more from Boyle at Breitbart here.



Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Denzel Washington on Prison-Industrial Complex: "It Starts at Home -- I Can't Blame the System"

By Rick Pearcey • November 28, 2017, 04:19 PM

Michael W. Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

Commenting on his new movie about a defense attorney whose ideals are tested at a new law firm, Academy Award winning actor Denzel Washington said the film did not change his views about justice in America, and when it comes to the so-called prison-industrial complex, he said the real factor is home life and two parents -- "It starts at home" and it "starts with how you raise your children."

In a Nov. 23 interview with the N.Y. Daily News,  when asked about the justice system and prison, Washington said, "It starts at home. It starts at home."

"If a young man doesn't have a father figure, he'll go find a father figure," Washington said, accoridng to CNSNews. 

"So, you know, I can't blame the system," Washington said. "It's unfortunate that we make such easy work for them."

Read more.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

U.K. Girls Scouts Allow Males Guides to Share Showers, Toilets, Tents With Girls

By Rick Pearcey • November 27, 2017, 02:22 PM

The magic word here is: "Transgender." If that doesn't work: "Identify."

As Virginia Hale reports at Breitbart:

Male guides who "identify" as female will be allowed to shower with girls during camping trips, Girlguiding UK literature has revealed.

Official guidance distributed by the organisation, which applies to Girl Guides between the ages of five and 25, tells guide leaders to let "transgender" members share changing rooms, toilets, tents, and cabins with girls while away on excursions.

This move inside the U.K. reveals a tremendously weak inner core in aspects of its cultural character. Which does not bode well.

Survivability and sustainability depend upon maintaining connections with space-time reality, including the physical and biological facts of life.

As the insanity of rejecting the basic physical facts of life continues, and more and more people climb onboard this train of the insane, the U.K. as a culture and a nation will be ripe for the picking.

Try getting to and from work today while ignoring the basic facts of life and see how that goes.

We're witnessing a secularist fanaticism that can weaken and bring down any body politic.

Individuals will suffer. Communities and nations will suffer.

At a certain point, all it may take is an opposing society somewhat more connected to reality to gently tap the walls of the kingdom and watch the kingdom come tumbling down.

Or maybe just a few dogs down the street will do in the kingdom. Folks, we're talking about some very low hanging fruit.

P.S. -- In regard to secularist alienation and transgenderism, "Transgender, Transreality" (chapter 6 of Nancy Pearcey's new book Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions About Life and Sexuality) may be a helpful resource.

Love Thy Body is set for publication Jan. 2, 2018, and can be pre-ordered. Here is a press release.



Thursday, November 23, 2017

President George Washington "Proclaims Day of Public Thanksgiving"

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2017, 02:37 PM

On Oct. 3, 1789, "at the request of both Houses of Congress," George Washington, the first president of the United States, by proclamation assigned Nov. 26, 1789, as "a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God," who is "that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be."

What follows is the unabridged text of Washington's Thanksgiving proclamation. To see the text below in his handwriting, please go here:

By the President of the United States of America.
a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness."

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be—That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks—for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation—for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war—for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed—for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted—for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions—to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually—to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed—to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord—To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us—and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New-York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

[Signed] G. Washington



Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Mark Levin Joins Fox News Channel With Weekly Show

By Rick Pearcey • November 21, 2017, 02:41 PM

Brian Flood reports at Fox News:

Fox News announced on Tuesday that nationally syndicated radio talk show personality Mark Levin will join the network with a weekly, weekend primetime show titled, "Life, Liberty & Levin."

"Mark's passion for the principles found in the Constitution and success in talk radio has made him a distinct figure in the media landscape. We look forward to adding this spirited program to our weekend lineup," Fox News President of Programming Suzanne Scott said.

Levin's hour-long show will air on Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET and is scheduled to debut in February. It will explore the fundamental values and principles undergirding American society, culture, politics, and current events, and their relevance to the nation's future and everyday lives of citizens.

"I am honored to join Fox News, a network I have enjoyed appearing on as a guest for quite some time. As a proud citizen of the United States, I am delighted to share the significance of American values with such a wide audience and look forward to engaging with important guests about crucial topics," Levin said, Flood reports.



Monday, November 20, 2017

Climate Alarmists Warn: "Mass Extinction Event!" Don't Worry, Be Happy (Because They're Always Wrong)

By Rick Pearcey • November 20, 2017, 04:34 PM

Elizabeth Harrington writes at Free Beacon:

Scientists are once again sounding the alarm that humans are destroying the planet, and we're heading towards a "mass extinction event."

"We the undersigned, senior members of the world's scientific community, hereby warn all humanity of what lies ahead," wrote over 15,000 scientists from 184 countries—an irrelevant fact to make it sound like a consensus. "A great change in our stewardship of the earth and the life on it, is required, if vast human misery is to be avoided and our global home on this planet is not to be irretrievably mutilated."

Sounds dire. But don't worry, they're always wrong. . . .

To learn how the "population bomb" went dud, about "Al Gore's Vanishing Polar Ice Caps" that didn't vanish, "New York Underwater by 2018," and more, grab your galoshes and read here.



Friday, November 17, 2017

Moore Intensity: Defiant Judge Says McConnell Should Step Down

By Rick Pearcey • November 17, 2017, 01:39 PM

Jeff Poor reports at Breitbart:  

On Thursday surrounded by supporters, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore went on offense at an event titled #StandWithRoyMoore, with the media and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as his targets.

Moore attacked The Washington Post, an outlet that first highlighted allegations of sexual misconduct aimed at him. He insisted those accusations were false and declared that the Post was "certainly not evidence." . . .

"Many of you have recognized that this is an effort by Mitch McConnell and his cronies to steal this election from the people of Alabama, and they will not stand for it," Moore said at the event, Poor writes.

"They overcame $30 million and voted me in the primary. And now they are trying a different tactic," Moore said.

"They even, well, the other day we got one big magazine that you all recognize if I say the name -- I don’t want to say it, but they got a call that said asked me to step down from the campaign.

"Well, I want to tell you who needs to step down: That’s Mitch McConnell," Moore declared.

Read more.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Evidence: Sen. Al Franken Kissed and Groped Me Without My Consent, and There's Nothing Funny About It

By Rick Pearcey • November 16, 2017, 04:09 PM

Leeann Tweeden writes at KABC.com:

In December of 2006, I embarked on my ninth USO Tour to entertain our troops, my eighth to the Middle East since the 9/11 attacks. My father served in Vietnam and my then-boyfriend (and now husband, Chris) is a pilot in the Air Force, so bringing a "little piece of home" to servicemembers stationed far away from their families was both my passion and my privilege . . . .

On the day of the show Franken and I were alone backstage going over our lines one last time. He said to me, "We need to rehearse the kiss." I laughed and ignored him. Then he said it again. I said something like, "Relax Al, this isn't SNL . . . we don't need to rehearse the kiss."

He continued to insist, and I was beginning to get uncomfortable.

"He repeated that actors really need to rehearse everything and that we must practice the kiss," Tweeden continues.

"I said 'OK' so he would stop badgering me. We did the line leading up to the kiss and then he came at me, put his hand on the back of my head, mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth."

Tweeden says she "immediately pushed him away with both of my hands against his chest and told him if he ever did that to me again I wouldn't be so nice about it the next time."

After that, "I walked away. All I could think about was getting to a bathroom as fast as possible to rinse the taste of him out of my mouth.

"I felt disgusted and violated. . . "

Unfortunately, there is more to this story.

Read more.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Jeffrey Lord: Roy Moore's Future Up to Alabamians

By Rick Pearcey • November 15, 2017, 08:51 AM

Cathy Burke reports at Newsmax:

Roy Moore's political future should remain in the hands of the voters of Alabama, columnist and commentator Jeffrey Lord told Newsmax TV on Tuesday.

In an interview with Newsmax Hour host Bill Tucker, the American Spectator columnist and former associate political director during the Reagan administration compared the allegations against Moore with those against former President Bill Clinton.

"This is a decision for the people of Alabama, and all the rest of us can talk until we're blue in the face," Lord said, adding "just sit back and let them make it."

But if members of Congress are so upset with Moore, they should consider a resolution "that condemns Bill and Hillary Clinton and calls for an investigation" into past allegations of sexual misconduct by the former president "and the larger issue of sexual harassment."

"Do all of that and see how many of these senators and members of the House really are willing to put their money where their mouth is and investigate," Lord said, according to Newsmax.

Read more from the Newsmax report on Jeffrey Lord.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Actual Disgrace, Fake News: Judge Roy Moore & Real Scandal in Alabama Senate

By Rick Pearcey • November 13, 2017, 02:20 PM

In his "Defense of Roy Moore," Frank Tipler at American Thinker goes back to the square one -- and the Corrupt D.C.-Hollywood-Campus-Media Establishment isn't going to like Tipler's avowal regarding the "only moral choice" in this matter.

Tipler writes: "If one reads the original Washington Post article on Judge Moore's supposed harassment of underage 'girls' with an open mind, one will conclude that Judge Moore is completely innocent, and that he is the victim of Fake News."

By the way, Moore announced just yesterday evening plans to sue the Washington Post and that "we expect the people of Alabama to see through this charade."

So, yes, something smells scandalously rotten in Alabama. Selwyn Duke notes in American Thinker that the strench arises from environs rather different from those of the Judge.

In "The Real Scandal in the Alabama Senate Race," Duke writes: "If I lived in Alabama, on December 12 I'd vote for Judge Roy Moore while holding my nose -- but only because the stench from Doug Jones' name would be rising right from the ballot."

My prediction: "Based on what we know, Roy Moore will not step down, and he will be elected U.S. senator from Alabama in some 4 weeks."

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Islam's Expansion Across Europe: Not Martin Luther's Fault

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2017, 03:29 PM

Paul Gottfried at Frontpagemag.com counters "Raymond Ibrahim's bizarre version of the blame game." Gottfried writes:

In one of the stranger manifestations of misguided Catholic piety or repugnance for the Protestant Reformation, being exhibited on the occasion of its 500th anniversary, Raymond Ibrahim reveals a bizarre version of the blame game. In "The Pro-Islamic West: Born 500 Years Ago," he places the blame for Muslim Turkish expansion across Eastern and Central Europe in the sixteenth century at the doorstep of Martin Luther. If this wayward monk had not nailed his ninety-five theses to the door of the Wittenberg cathedral on October 31, 1517, and had not launched a rebellion against the Roman Church, the Muslim danger supposedly could have been contained. Not only did Luther and his followers weaken the unity of the Christian West, but also gave support to the Muslim penetration of Europe. While the Turkish army moved from Hungary westward toward Vienna, Luther was urging "passivity" before the hostile invaders and, according to Ibrahim, implicitly and explicitly aiding the Turks by weakening the resolve of Christian Europe. Indeed, had this Protestant pestilence not erupted, European Catholics could have mounted a new crusade and thrown back the Turks before they laid siege to Vienna in 1529.

"There are so many holes in this anti-Protestant brief that one hardly knows where to begin one's criticism," Gottfried states.

"Although Luther called for 'prayer and repentance' before the onslaught of the 'Devil’s army,' which is the way he referred to the Turkish forces advancing across Europe, he nonetheless urged Protestant princes to rush to the relief of Vienna, when it was under siege," Gottfried continues.

Luther "did not urge 'passivity' in the face of this civilizational crisis," Gottfried asserts, "Indeed, Luther was willing to join forces with Catholic princes, even though they were killing and expelling his followers, in order to combat the 'Devil’s army'."

Read more.



Thursday, November 9, 2017

Is Roy Moore Finished? Alabama Senate Favorite Slams WPost Sex Accusations: "Completely False and Desperate"

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2017, 06:09 PM

Fox News reports:

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore on Thursday adamantly denied a Washington Post report on a woman who claims the former judge and staunch social conservative initiated a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 -- allegations that have rocked the race in the final stretch. . . .

The Post interviewed three other women who were teenagers at the time who claimed Moore pursued them when he was in his 30s, though he did not force them into any type of sexual relationship.

"Rocked the race"? I don't think so. Trying to rock the race? OK. But that's a far different matter altogether.

A couple of thoughts. First, this is interesting timing, don't you think? With election day looming December 12 and Roy Moore still polling double-digits ahead of his opponent, these allegations are surely a coincidence.

Or it could be that the post-American D.C. establishment is clawing and throwing double-digit sinks and maybe a little bit desperate to hold onto money and power and authority and control? Over us.

Roy Moore appears to be the kind of guy to mess up that machine.

Second, let's see the evidence. To borrow from Christopher Hitchens, if we are expected to condemn Roy Moore apart from evidence, we can just as easily -- and more rationally (innocent until proven guilty) -- not condemn Roy Moore in the absence of evidence.

Without evidence, a "bombshell" becomes a dud. Sizzle becomes drizzle. Your parade is hereby rained upon.

Meanwhile, the Moore campaign rejects these allegations. "National liberal organizations know their chosen candidate Doug Jones is in a death spiral, and this is their last ditch Hail Mary," says Moore campaign chairman Bill Armistead, according to Fox News.

"Judge Roy Moore is winning with a double-digit lead," Armistead continues, "so it is no surprise, with just over four weeks remaining, in a race for the U.S. Senate with national implications, that the Democratic Party and the country's most liberal newspaper would come up with a fabrication of this kind."

For his part, Moore rejects the accusations as a "completely false and a desperate political attack," Fox News reports. So don't start break-dancing on Roy Moore's political grave too soon, Mitch McConnell.

Listen up, Out-of-Touch, Alienated D.C. Establishment: Americans are growing evermore wise to pretend "reporters" and media activists and their not-so-hidden role as the propaganda corps of an oppressive, post-American, contra-constitutional globalist ruling class.

Now, a prediction: Based on what we know, Roy Moore will not step down, and he will be elected U.S. senator from Alabama in some 4 weeks.

Liberals will gnash teeth, but America will rejoice.

One more thing: If elected, Roy Moore will outlast Mitch McConnell in the U.S. Senate. Alabama that.



Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Real Lies, Fake Racism: Black Cadet Admits Writing Racial Slurs at Air Force Academy Prep School

By Rick Pearcey • November 8, 2017, 01:19 PM

Jessica Chasmar reports at the Washington Times:

A racist incident at the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School that triggered a viral speech by the superintendent telling bigoted cadets to "get out" has been deemed a hoax.

In September, racial slurs were found written on the dormitory message boards of five black cadet candidates at the prep school in Colorado Springs, sparking an investigation. The incident prompted a fiery speech by the school's superintendent, Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, who said cadets who can't treat others with respect should leave.

The school said Tuesday that one of the five cadet candidates has since admitted to writing the slurs himself. . . .

So, there was no racist incident.

A lot of noise, a lot lies, but no racist incident.

A lot of chest-beating, a lot of division, but no racist incident.

A lot of media coverage, a lot of finger-pointing, but no racist incident.

But I will say this:

Any person of any color who thinks the color of his skin releases him from telling the truth in regard to any matter, including race relations, that person at that point is a racist. 

Now go out there and be a human. That'd be a real alternative to the BLMKKK.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Actor Tells Rep. Ryan: "If Prayers Did Anything," Texas Victims "Would Still Be Alive, You Worthless Sack of Sh--"

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2017, 02:20 PM

That's right. Tolerant, civil, welcoming Hollywood strikes again. See the story at CNSNews.com.

By the way, actor Wil Wheaton, who speaks so eloquently of Rep. Ryan, is an atheist (according to the extremist, non-free-thinking, constitutionally confused group aka the Freedom From Religion Foundation).

If Wil Wheaton is an atheist, his is a false consciousness reportedly shared with Texas church massacre killer Devin Patrick Kelley.

Speaking of prayer, note that the Bible nowhere indicates that prayer is a substitute for human action per se. Nor is it a magic wand that creates safety upon command.

In fact, prayer is one form of human action (communicating with the Creator), and there many other forms of human action -- including picking up a gun to defend oneself against mass killers who preach and practice atheism.

In addition, the information given in the Biblical data is that life on this planet is now fallen and broken, such that it is a war zone, a battlefield, where evil is real and operative in all aspects of life -- and yet abnormal to the way things ought to be. 

This is why it makes sense to overcome the abnormality of evil with the primordial normativity of good.

This includes the good of living in loving, liberating community with our verifiable Creator and with our neighbors -- in no way to be confused with blind "faith" -- and it includes the good of resisting with appropriate force those who seek to destroy that community.

The last thing a murdering human-hater and God-hater wants to see is a good guy with a prayer and a gun.



Monday, November 6, 2017

Fake Church: Megachurch Pastor Refuses to Condemn Abortion

By Rick Pearcey • November 6, 2017, 04:55 PM

Grace Carr reports at the Daily Caller:

Megachurch pastor Carl Lentz refused to give a clear answer on whether or not abortion is sinful during an interview on "The View."

"Some people would say" abortion is a sin, the Hillsong pastor said in response to host Joy Behar's question about his church's beliefs, according to Life News. "That's the kind of conversation we would have finding out your story, where you're from, what you believe. . . . I mean, God's the judge. People have to live to their own convictions. That's such a broad question, to me, I’m going higher."

So sad. Speaking of God, Jesus didn't quite say: "You shall live your own convictions and your own convictions shall set you free."

Hillsong, you may have a fake pastor on your hands. Instead of speaking truth to media power, he tucked tail and ran.

What's is that he said? Oh, yes: "Going higher." Right.

By "going higher," you can skidaddle from the field of battle and still feel good about yourself and "your own convictions."

Leading from behind! Advancing in reverse! Because "I'm going higher!"

Secular tail wagging "Christian" dog. See Carl jump!

And who am I to judge, especially when my answer could upset the girls? Look! Pastor Megachurch is on TV! And when they say, 'Jump!' he says, 'How high?'"

World gotta love that. Ho' lotta megachurch love.

Intelligence? Ethics? Christianity? Maybe not so much.

Read more.

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Textbook Propaganda: Public School in Minnesota Requires English Course Aimed at Liquidating "White Privilege"

By Rick Pearcey • November 3, 2017, 04:33 PM

Katherine Kersten of the Center for the American Experiment "told Fox News she believes the English course" at Edina High School "is the textbook definition of propaganda, where there is a hidden agenda, separate from what is shared with the public." [emphasis added]

Here's the report.



Thursday, November 2, 2017

Very Jake News: Tapper Melts Down Over Criticism of "Allahu Akbar" Comments

By Rick Pearcey • November 2, 2017, 02:53 PM

John Nolte writes at Breitbart:

CNN's Jake Tapper, who is already dealing with humiliating ratings and a reputation implosion, decided to put on a public spectacle Wednesday over the criticism of his blatantly inappropriate and misleading comments surrounding the Islamic cry of "Allahu Akbar."

In the immediate aftermath of Tuesday's terror attack, the worst in New York City since September 11, 2001, for some bizarre reason, Tapper felt the self-righteous need to say this: "The Arabic chant, Allahu Akbar, God is great, sometimes said under the most beautiful of circumstances, and too often we hear it being said in moments like this. . . ."

As you read through and think through this Nolte column, don't miss the Election Night 2017 video of Jake Tapper at the conclusion, in which he "refers to the Clinton campaign as we." Here's the video.

Read more from John Nolte's column at Breitbart.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Attorney Toensing: Uranium One Informant Knows of Russian Bribery and Info "That Involves the Clintons"

By Rick Pearcey • November 1, 2017, 03:41 PM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

The lawyer representing a former FBI informant who gathered evidence on kickbacks and bribery involving a Russian nuclear official and the transportation of uranium in the United States said her client will brief Congress about Russian penetration into the U.S. uranium market, steps that included widespread bribery and actions that involved former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

"I'm not going into detail," attorney Victoria Toensing said on the Oct. 24 Hannity. "You know that, Sean. But he [informant] will give an overview and specific conversations that he had with Russians in what they were thinking about the money that they were spending. I mean, let me just be that general -- and it involves the Clintons."

Read more.



Tuesday, October 31, 2017

500th Anniversary of the Reformation and What It Means Today

By Rick Pearcey • October 31, 2017, 02:36 PM

Scott Powell writes at the Patriot Post:

When Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany, in 1517, 500 years ago this week, he probably had no idea what forces he was unleashing. Although his intention was to spur reform within the Catholic Church rather than breaking off and starting a new church, he ended up accomplishing both.

In fact, the Reformation started by Luther set in motion an awakening that stimulated an unusual concentration of human genius and extraordinary wisdom that would culminate in the birth of a new nation -- one unprecedented in human history, dedicated to upholding its citizens' unalienable rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.

If there had been no Reformation, there would be no United States as we know it today.

Read more.



Monday, October 30, 2017

The Idiots: "Christ Church" Goes After George Washington

By Rick Pearcey • October 30, 2017, 12:05 PM

Some churches have especially regressive navel-gazing moments of secularized "spirituality" that exemplify utter worldliness in aping the spirit of the age. Here's an example at American Thinker.



Friday, October 27, 2017

Lesbian YouTuber Storms Out of Interview: "What You're Saying Is Hurtful and Very Dangerous" -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • October 27, 2017, 06:06 PM

Paul Bremmer reports at WND:

Stevie Boebi, a "lesbian sex educator," cut short an interview by the Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson recently after Peterson made comments she found "extremely offensive," "hurtful" and "very dangerous."

And what was it that pushed her over the edge?

Peterson referred to Bruce Jenner as "a man."

"Throughout her 20-minute, sit-down interview on The Fallen State with Jesse Lee Peterson," Bremmer reports, "Boebi, who has her own YouTube channel, calmly answered questions about being a lesbian, her atheist beliefs, feminism, her father's suicide and her need for therapy."

Everything changed and the "cordial conversation took a bad turn when the subject shifted to gender identity," Bremmer writes.

In fact, Boebi would walk off stage.

"As Boebi took off her microphone, Peterson said: 'I thought you were open-minded. You’re not open-minded?'" Bremmer reports.

"Nope," the lesbian appears to reply (the video is not clear on this). "What you’re saying is hurtful and very dangerous."

Are you leaving?" Peterson asks.

"Yep."

"But I thought you were a strong woman."

Watch video of the interview.

Read more.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

"You're Fired!" Trump Picks Replacement for Embattled IRS Chief John Koskinen

By Rick Pearcey • October 26, 2017, 02:54 PM

Chuck Ross reports at the Daily Caller:

President Trump made it official on Thursday that embattled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen will be out of a job next month.

Trump tapped David Kautter, the Treasury Department's assistant secretary for tax policy, to serve as interim IRS commissioner, beginning Nov. 13.

Koskinen's term ends on Nov. 12. He was eligible for reappointment, but Koskinen is fiercely opposed by congressional Republicans. Members of the House Freedom Caucus attempted but failed to impeach Koskinen last year, largely over his handling of the scandal involving former IRS official Lois Lerner.

"Prior to Koskinen’s tenure, Lerner was accused targeting conservative groups who applied for non-profit status," Ross writes. "Koskinen was accused of stonewalling congressional investigators looking into Lerner's activities as well as of covering up for the Obama administration."

Needful to say, if Hillary Clinton were president, Koskinen would likely keep his job as IRS boss -- or if replaced, be replaced by someone equally "reliable," or worse.

Read more.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Liberals Plan to "Scream Helplessly at the Sky" on Election Anniversary -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • October 25, 2017, 06:07 PM

Fox News Insider reports:

The rage is still strong in some Trump opponents, who plan to band together to "scream helplessly at the sky" on the one-year anniversary of the 2016 election.

Facebook events around the country invite people to gather together and let out a "primal scream over the current state of our democracy" [ahem, the U.S. is a constitutional republic, NOT a democracy] on Nov. 8. 

The idea came from Boston, where people will gather in America's oldest park, the Boston Common, to scream. Other liberal cities lik New York, Austin and Philadelphia picked up the idea.

Didn't they already do this on election night (video: expletives included)?

Then there's this footage. And don't miss these all-knowing, utterly confident naysayers.

Read more.



Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Poll: 56% of Republicans Want McConnell to Resign, 61% Support "Bannon's Push"

By Rick Pearcey • October 24, 2017, 03:33 PM

Adam Shaw reports at Breitbart:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's grip on the Republican leadership is shakier than ever, with a new Harvard-Harris poll showing that a majority of GOP voters want McConnell to resign.

The poll, provided to the Hill, found that 56 percent of Republicans want McConnell out. It also found that he has the worst approval of any politician in the survey, with a meager approval rating of just 16 percent.

The poll also found the Republican Party, while holding both chambers of Congress and the White House, has a rock-bottom approval rating as it fails to deliver on President Trump's agenda and their own campaign promises, such as repealing Obamacare and cracking down on illegal immigration.

Just 29 percent of voters approve of the job Republican lawmakers are doing, with only 53 percent of GOP voters approving of their job. The Democrats meanwhile, have a 39 percent approval rating, and it viewed favorably by 68 percent of voters.

"The lackluster support from their own voters points to the Republican Party's inability to communicate and advocate for the views of their own voters, instead of those of big business and special interests," Shaw writes.

"The Harvard-Harris poll found that only 39 percent of Republicans think their leaders represent their views," Shaw continues, "and 40 percent said that the leadership holds views “more liberal” than their own. A massive 76 percent said their leaders are out of touch with the concerns of ordinary Republican voters." [emphasis added]

Big News for Steve Bannon
Shaw observes that the "poll will make painful reading for McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), and shows that the political ground is fertile for the political revolution being brewed by Breitbart News Executive Chairman and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon."

"Bannon is seeking to put forward primary challengers to establishment Republicans, with his litmus test for Senate challengers including a promise to vote against McConnell as majority leader if elected," Shaw continues.

Speaking of the former Trump strategist, according to Breitbart, "Bannon's numbers are strong in the Harvard-Harris poll, with 61 percent of Republicans saying they support Bannon's push, with 56 percent saying his efforts will make the party stronger. Trump's approval rating, meanwhile, stands at 80 percent among Republicans and 42 percent among voters at large."

"The Republican Party is at war with its traditional leadership, and Trump and Bannon are winning in this unprecedented schism," co-director of the poll Mark Penn said to The Hill, according to Shaw.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Players From These 11 NFL Teams Protested the National Anthem in Week 7

By Rick Pearcey • October 23, 2017, 04:55 PM

"National Football League (NFL) players continued to protest during the playing of the National Anthem before games in the 2017 season's seventh week," Greg Bannister writes at CNSNews.com. "Players from these 11 NFL teams refused to stand respectfully for the National Anthem, ESPN reports":

  • New York Giants: Defensive end Olivier Vernon knelt during the national anthem.
  • Seattle Seahawks: Michael Bennett and "several other members of the Seahawks defensive line sat on the bench."
  • Los Angeles Chargers: Tackle Russell Okung raised fist during the playing of the Anthem.
  • San Francisco 49ers: Seven players knelt and the rest stood with arms locked.
  • Tennessee Titans: Wide receiver Rishard Matthews remained in the locker room, while linebacker Wesley Woodyard and defensive lineman Jurrell Casey raised a right fist after the anthem.
  • Miami Dolphins: Three players stayed in the tunnel as the Anthem played: receiver Kenny Stills, tight end Julius Thomas and safety Michael Thomas.
  • Los Angeles Rams: Linebacker Robert Quinn raised a fist, while punter Johnny Hekker hugged him.
  • New Orleans Saints: Several players locked arms while standing for the Anthem.
  • Indianapolis Colts: Players stood, but with locked arms during the Anthem.
  • Kansas City Chiefs: Cornerback Marcus Peters and linebacker Ukeme Eligwe sat as the Anthem played.
  • Oakland Raiders: Running back Marshawn Lynch protested by sitting during the playing of the National Anthem. Lynch sat during the Anthem the previous week, as well -- and sat out most of the game after he protested a call by shoving an official. He will be unable to protest the Anthem at an upcoming game, after receiving a one-week suspension for his infraction.

Meanwhile, Breitbart reports that "NFL Teams Play Before Empty Stadiums As Fan Backlash Spreads."

Meanwhile, Part II, "Amid NFL Excuses, TV Viewership Improves 95% for Astros-Yankees over Last Season's" American League Championship Series. [emphasis added]

"The news is fairly straight-forward," John Pudner notes at Breitbart: "A record viewership for a league that stands for the anthem and plunging attendance and viewership for a league that allows protests of the national anthem despite banning every other attempt at making statements, including attempted demonstrations against domestic abuse and helmet decals honoring fallen law enforcement officers."



Friday, October 20, 2017

Alabama Senate: Roy Moore Up by 11 Over Democrat Jones

By Rick Pearcey • October 20, 2017, 03:22 PM

Paul Gattis reports at Al.com:

A Senate poll commissioned by Raycom News Network indicated that Republican candidate Roy Moore has a double-digit lead over Democrat Doug Jones.

Moore's 11-point lead over Jones is his biggest yet in five polls conducted during the general election campaign and comes two days after a Fox News poll had the race tied.

"I think the challenge for the Jones campaign is bigger than what these numbers show," pollster Jonathan Gray of Strategy Research, which conducted survey, said, according to Gattis. "Even if he were able to close the gap, how do you turn out Democrats in a state that hasn't had a viable Democratic Party in almost a dozen years?"

Moore is among serveral anti-GOP establishment, pro-Trump Senate 2018 candidates endorsed by the Great America PAC, whose chief strategist is Ed Rollins.

Read more.



Thursday, October 19, 2017

Grandmother With Gun Thwarts Kidnapper

By Rick Pearcey • October 19, 2017, 08:58 AM

"A pistol-packing grandmother says she kept her cool and waited for the right moment to pull her gun on a kidnapper with a knife," reports Chris Minor at WQAD.com.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Alabama Senate: Fox News Voodoo Polling

By Rick Pearcey • October 18, 2017, 10:26 AM

Raheem Kassan writes at Breitbart:

Fox News thinks its pollster has revealed a dead heat between Judge Roy Moore and his Democrat opponent Doug Jones in Alabama.

The network suggests, after randomly polling just 801 people, that the firms Anderson Robbins Research and Shaw & Company have revealed a problem for Republicans in the traditionally red state.

But here’s the real problem, as I’ve spelled out before . . .

These voodoo pollsters are outright partisans, and both of these firms use methodologies that trend towards whatever benefits the establishment.

Here's their data this time, which reveals not only the strange questions asked per group, but also the small sample size, the overeliance (and need for correction) on cell vs. landline users (i.e. traditionally younger vs. traditionally older voters).

Read more.



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Weinstein Fallout: Amazon Studio Chief Resigns

By Rick Pearcey • October 17, 2017, 05:51 PM

Lesley Goldberg reports at The Hollywood Reporter:

Roy Price's days at Amazon Studios have come to an end. 

Days after one of the retail outlet and streaming giant's top producers accused Price of sexual harassment, the executive has resigned as head of Amazon Studios

Price was placed on a leave of absence on Oct. 12, with Amazon chief operating officer Albert Cheng taking over on an interim basis. The suspension was considered indefinite, with Price making the move permanent Tuesday with his resignation. (Industry observers did not expect Price to return.) In the wake of the sexual harassment allegations, Price's fiancee, writer Lila Feinberg, called off their planned wedding. (She was to wear a custom dress designed by Georgina Chapman, the estranged wife to Harvey Weinstein.)

"Price's resignation comes days after Isa Hackett, a producer on Amazon's The Man in the High Castle and Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, detailed in an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter her 'shocking and surreal' experience with the programming chief in July 2015," Goldberg writes.

"You will love my d---," Hackett quotes Price as saying, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Hackett then reportedly "relayed her account to others. The producer says she reported the incident immediately to Amazon executives."

The resignation "news comes after Amazon scrapped Price's top priority -- a $160 million Weinstein Co.-produced David O. Russell drama starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore — just a day after the executive's suspension," Goldberg reports.

"Amazon on Friday completely cut ties with The Weinstein Co. in the wake of rape and sexual harassment allegations against former co-founder Harvey Weinstein," Goldberg continues.

"Amazon's relations with Weinstein again became part of the news narrative Thursday when actress Rose McGowan fired off a string of tweets to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. The first: '@JeffBezos I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn't been proven. I said I was the proof'."

According to Goldberg, McGowan also alleged "that a script she had in development with the company was later killed. The tweets received heavy attention in part because this was the first time that McGowan had identified her assailant by name."

Read more.



Monday, October 16, 2017

Tomi Lahren: Hillary Outraged Over Harvey Weinstein's Behavior? She's "Still Married to Bill"

By Rick Pearcey • October 16, 2017, 02:53 PM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

Long-time women's rights activist and politician Hillary Clinton said she viewed the sexual harassment and rape allegations against her friend and financial backer Harvey Weinstein "intolerable in every way," a view that conservative commentator Tomi Lahren found ironic and comical given that Hillary is "still married" to Bill Clinton, who also has a string of sexual harassment claims and a rape allegation against him. [emphasis added]

On Fox's Watters' World, Oct. 15, host Jesse Watters mentioned that Hillary Clinton said she "was just sick" and "appalled" about the allegations against Weinstein, but when asked if she would return donations to her from the Hollywood mogul, Clinton had claimed, "well, there's no one to give it back to."

Watters said, "What do you mean there’s no one to give it back to? You just write 'Harvey Weinstein' on a check and send it back to Hollywood, right, Tomi?"

According to Chapman, commentator Tom Lahren of the Fox News Channel, replied, "Oh, we know that Hillary struggled with some of these things especially when she's put in that position. But the funniest thing about her comment there is she finds this intolerable."

"Um, you're still married to Bill," Lahren is quoted as saying. "Apparently you don't find these things that intolerable." 

"Over the last three decades there have numerous allegations of sexual harassment and at least one allegation of rape against Bill Clinton," Chapman reports.

Read more.



Friday, October 13, 2017

All New Schools in Nevada District Will Have Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Only

By Rick Pearcey • October 13, 2017, 10:32 AM

And all new students at new schools in this Nevada district will have gender-neutral bodies. After all, it's just biology.

In a couple of years, this may not just be science-fiction. Welcome to the next phase in post-human liberation, baby.

And please don't complain parents: As if these students are your kids. That's so yesterday, patriarchal, racist, intolerant, homophobic, and privileged. 

As if the high costs -- the "upgrade" at a new school is $500,000 -- were not worth it.

In fact, a bigshot in re-education camp circles says, "It's a small cost to the long-term of what we're trying to do to educate our children."

And by the way: Because gender-neutrality is the order of the day, futurologists inform us that the number of sex attacks will fall to zero.

This is hardly surprising: With gender-neutral attitudes and gender-neutral bodies, what is there to attack? Equality of bodies and bathrooms equals safety and security for all.

So, please, highly valued parents: Just keep breeding, paying taxes, and handing off "your" kids to the all-wise, all-knowing, all-educating, all-loving state.

Don't think, just believe. Don't parent, just breed. Don't act, just submit.

Here's the story at Circa.com.



Thursday, October 12, 2017

K-12 Fanatics Factories: Minnesota Is Ground Zero in Left's Efforts to Brainwash Young People

By Rick Pearcey • October 12, 2017, 10:44 AM

Matthew Vadum writes at Frontpagemag.com:

‚ÄčIn places like Edina, Minnesota, the Left has transformed K-12 schools into indoctrination factories whose overarching purpose is to train students to be reflexively racist and anti-American.

Educators in Edina, a wealthy Minneapolis suburb, don't even try to conceal their sinister goals.

Elementary school students there are subjected to an A-B-C book titled A is for Activist. Among the alphabetized propaganda points are these gems:

"A is for Activist. Are you an Activist?"

"C is for . . . Creative Counter to Corporate vultures."

"F is for Feminist."

"T is for Trans."

"X is for Malcolm as in Malcolm X."

"When Donald Trump won the election last November, anarchy and partisan bullying paralyzed the high school," Vadum explains.

"I felt like the school was descending into mass hysteria," Vadum quotes a student as saying the "day after the election. Another said Trump's victory was treated as 'the end of the world as we know it'."

Read more.



Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Press Release: Nancy Pearcey's New Book "Love Thy Body"

By Rick Pearcey • October 11, 2017, 02:40 PM

Former Agnostic Exposes Secularist Hostility to the Body
That Drives Homosexuality, Transgenderism and More

Why the call to Love Thy Body? Because today's most controversial moral issues are driven by an alienating hostility toward the body and biology. In her new book Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality, bestselling author Nancy Pearcey goes beyond politically correct talking points to give a riveting exposé of the dehumanizing impact of secularist views of life and sexuality, demonstrating that they undermine human dignity and destroy human rights.

Many people absorb media mantras on watershed ethical questions without being aware of their hurtful implications. Consider:  

  • Transgenderism: Activists detach gender from biology. Kids down to kindergarten are being taught their body is irrelevant to their authentic self. Is this affirming -- or does it demean the body?
  • Homosexuality: Advocates disconnect sexuality from biological identity as male or female. Is this liberating -- or does it denigrate who we are?
  • Abortion: Supporters say the fetus is not a person, though biologically human. Does this mean equality for women -- or does it threaten the dignity of all humans?
  • Euthanasia: Those who lack certain cognitive abilities are said to be human but not persons. Is this compassionate -- or does it ultimately put everyone at risk?

A former agnostic, Pearcey has been hailed in The Economist as "America's preeminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual." She turns the tables on media clichés that misportray Christianity as harsh or hateful. Fearlessly and with compassion, she makes a surprising and persuasive case that Christianity -- unlike secularism -- is holistic, sustaining the dignity of the body and biology, thus giving a secure basis for human rights.

Throughout Pearcey engages readers with searing stories of people wrestling with hard questions in their own lives -- their pain, their struggles, their triumphs.

To contact publicity for Love Thy Body, see Brianna DeWitt of Baker Books (email: bdewitt@bakerbooks.com; phone: 616.676.9185 x395).  

For additional information or to pre-order, see Amazon.



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hillary Clinton Doesn't Mention Weinstein Once During 90-Minute Speech

By Rick Pearcey • October 10, 2017, 11:11 AM

Amber Randall reports at the Daily Caller:

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton neglected to mention the sexual harassment accusations against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein during a 90-minute speech Monday night.

Clinton addressed a crowd at the University of California, Davis on topics like climate change, recent natural disasters and the National Football League protests of the national anthem.

Clinton, however, didn't talk about the women that have come forward to accuse Weinstein of sexually harassing them and allegedly paying them off throughout the years.

"Weinstein, a big-time donor to the Democratic Party, has donated to the Clintons in the past," Randall continues. "During the 1990s, Weinstein gave money to support former President Bill Clinton's legal defense fund, while Clinton attended multiple fundraisers that Weinstein worked on during the 2016 campaign. The Clintons also rented a Hampton house in 2015 that was right next door to Weinstein's. . . ."

Read more.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

The Vile & Hateful: Homosex Coffee Shop Owner Shouts Profanities at Christian Pro-Life Group, Kicks Them Out -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • October 9, 2017, 09:59 AM

To get a glipse of the darkness, evil, hate, and inhumanity disanimating homosexulalist fanaticism, see this report in Breitbart. Here is video of the encounter.



Friday, October 6, 2017

His Secret Life: Hollywood Producer Hides Lewd Behavior Behind Liberal Politics

By Rick Pearcey • October 6, 2017, 11:26 AM

Zachary Leeman writes at LifeZette:

Sixty-five-year-old Harvey Weinstein co-founded the successful studios Miramax and The Weinstein Company, and jumpstarted the careers of such filmmakers as Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith. He has arguably been Hollywood's biggest producer for decades.

The mega-producer has also been an outspoken liberal over the years. He's long been a critic of the NRA, and he was a major donor to Hillary Clinton's 2016  presidential campaign. He even participated in the women's march in January of this year.

A new report from The New York Times reveals that aside from his professional accomplishments and political advocacy over the past decades, Weinstein has also been leading a secret life.

Read more.



Thursday, October 5, 2017

Rep. Scalise, Shot in June, Defends 2nd Amendment

By Rick Pearcey • October 5, 2017, 08:33 AM

Susan Jones reports at CNSNews.com:

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), seriously injured when a gunman opened fire at a baseball practice in June, is back on Capitol Hill this week, sending prayers to the victims of another gunman in Las Vegas and standing up for the Second Amendment.

Sitting with his fellow lawmakers who came to his rescue on June 14, Scalise told Fox News's Martha McCallum on Wednesday that he has not changed his mind on the Second Amendment:

"You know, what happened in my case, you had people on site to immediately encounter the shooter and take him down.

"And that happens everyday in America, where regular citizens that have their own guns because of the Second Amendment protection, are able to defend themselves against criminals."

"Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) said the Second Amendment is not about target shooting or hunting," Jones reports and then quotes the congressman as saying: "The Second Amendment is about an armed people to stand up to tyranny from a government that they would be opposed to. So we need to couch the Second Amendment in its proper light."



Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sheriff Lombardo: Did Shooter "Get Radicalized"?

By Rick Pearcey • October 4, 2017, 09:32 AM

"Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo gave a press conference Tuesday and responded to questions whether Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock had been 'radicalized'," Justin Caruso reports at the Daily Caller.

"Speaking to reporters, Lombardo said," according to the DC, "'I want to understand the motivation that you described, okay, to prevent any future incidents, and, you know, did this person get radicalized unbeknownst to us? And we want to identify that source'."

If radicalization is "confirmed, this suggests that there may have been a political motive behind the massacre," Paul Joseph Watson writes at Infowars.



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Reactionaries: Sickness on Display in Responses to Las Vegas Mass Murder

By Rick Pearcey • October 3, 2017, 11:12 AM

Patricia McCarthy writes at American Thinker:

[America] just witnessed, endured, and suffered the worst mass shooting in its history. A crazed psychopath holed up in the Mandalay Bay hotel; stocked up on ammo and guns; and, at the close of a music festival across the street, shot at the crowd of 22 thousand people for over ten minutes with high-powered rifles that appear to have been converted to machine guns.  Fifty-nine people died.  Five hundred or more were injured, many of them seriously. It was a terrible, murderous event.

The horror of it has led some on the left to reveal the amoral emptiness at their cores. Because the festival was a country music celebration, they assumed that the attendees were Republicans and so deserved to die. 

An executive attorney for CBS, Hayley Geftman-Gold, tweeted
". . . am actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often republican gun toters." What a gal! Her parents must be so proud. Dennis Prager has often commented that if you want the values with which raised your kids to be bred out of them, send them to law school. . . .

Read more.



Monday, October 2, 2017

Sex Change Regret: Gender Reversal Surgery Is on the Rise

By Rick Pearcey • October 2, 2017, 10:19 AM

"So why aren't we talking about it?" a headline in the U.K. Telegraph asks.

Answer: "Because it violates the narrative," Instapundit replies.



Friday, September 29, 2017

Kaepernick Gave $25,000 to Group Honoring Convicted Cop-Killer

By Rick Pearcey • September 29, 2017, 10:01 AM

Valerie Richardson writes at the WTimes:

Colin Kaepernick started out taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality, but his activism has since expanded to encompass a wide range of leftist causes, including a group named after a convicted cop-killer.

The Colin Kaepernick Foundation donated in April $25,000 to Assata's Daughters, a Chicago "direct action" resistance organization honoring Assata Shakur, who escaped prison and fled to Cuba after being found guilty in the 1973 murder of Officer Werner Foerster.

The grant includes $2,500 for CopWatch, a program that trains volunteers to follow and video police, and $15,000 for teen training, part of the group's commitment to "develop and train young people, ages 4-19, in the Black queer feminist tradition and in the spirit of Assata."

Read more.



Thursday, September 28, 2017

Cracker Watch: Yahoo Sportswriter Shames Black NHL Star Who Refuses to Protest National Anthem

By Rick Pearcey • September 28, 2017, 04:29 PM

The name of that star hockey player is P.K. Subban, who seems to have forgotten his place on the liberal plantation and is "getting a little uppity" for the likes of judgmental sportswriter Greg Wyshynski at Yahoo.

The uppityness? Subban actually said publicly that "he would never kneel during the national anthem."

My oh my oh my! Thinking while black! Get the whips and call in the crackers!

Well, John Nolte at Breitbart appreciates folks who think for themselves, who don't let skin rein them in, and therefore Nolte rains down hockey puck enlightenment upon Mr. Wyshynski.

You may have noticed: Racist thinking and racist media have an inescapable problem -- Racism is always too shallow for the content of our thinking and the content of our character.

Racism is always skin deep, utterly shallow. You can drown in it, but you have to go really low. 

By the way, Nolte shoots, Nolte scores here at Breitbart.



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Communist West Point Grad About to Be in Even More Trouble

By Rick Pearcey • September 27, 2017, 12:21 PM

"Communist West Point graduate 2nd. Lt. Spenser Rapone called Secretary of Defense James Mattis the most 'evil, vile f***' in the entire Trump administration," Jonah Bennett writes at the Daily Caller.

According to the Daily Caller, statements such as this "run the risk of violating Article 88 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice."

Article 88 states:

Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Transportation, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.

It appears 2nd Lt. Rapone might have joined the wrong army. He may feel more at home with the Taliban, which is taking credit for tryng to kill Defense Secretary Mattis during an attack this morning at the Kabul International Airport, the DC reports.

I wonder how Mr. Rapone got into West Point, and if there are others there who share his communism.



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

After Huge Equifax Breach, CEO "Retires"

By Rick Pearcey • September 26, 2017, 11:05 AM

Cyrus Farivar writes at Arstechnica:

In the wake of a stunning security breach that has sent shock waves throughout the financial world, Equifax's CEO, Richard Smith, has stepped down from his post.

According to a Tuesday press release, Smith's "retirement" is effective today. The company's board of directors have already appointed Mark Feidler, a board member, to serve as non-executive chairman. Equifax officials also named Paulino do Rego Barros, Jr., who has been president of the Asia Pacific division of the company, to step in as interim CEO.

"The Board remains deeply concerned about and totally focused on the cybersecurity incident," Feidler said in the statement. "We are working intensely to support consumers and make the necessary changes to minimize the risk that something like this happens again. Speaking for everyone on the Board, I sincerely apologize."

"The move comes weeks after two top Equifax executives also removed themselves from their posts," Farivar writes.

"Equifax’ notorious breach was accomplished by attackers exploiting a Web application vulnerability that was discovered by researchers in March," according to Farivar. "The vulnerability was not patched by Equifax until May."



Monday, September 25, 2017

Bannon to Conservatives: Job No. 1 Is Beat the "Corrupt" GOP Establishment

By Rick Pearcey • September 25, 2017, 10:05 AM

AP reports:

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon told conservatives Sunday at a rally that they needn't worry about Democrats but instead should focus on the "corrupt and incompetent Republican establishment."

Bannon spoke to about 400 people at a St. Louis hotel during the rally hosted by Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, a spinoff of the conservative think tank Eagle Forum that Schlafly founded and led until her death last year at age 92.

During a three-minute speech, Bannon said he left the White House because Trump "needed a wingman to go against the Republican establishment."

"It's not the Democrats, we'll get to them and we'll beat them, like we beat Hillary Clinton," AP quotes Bannon as saying.

"But the first thing you've got to get through is a corrupt and incompetent Republican establishment,” Bannon told what AP reports as a cheering crowd.

These establishment Republicans, Bannon said, are not "conservatives. They're liberals, and that is why we've got to fight every day."

"Despite his continuing support for the president, Bannon is heading to Alabama to campaign against the Trump-backed candidate [Luther Strange] in that state's Republican Senate primary," AP states.

In fact, Bannon is set to speak this evening "at a rally for former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, ahead of the Tuesday runoff."

Bannon reportedly said the GOP establishment has practiced a "politics of personal destruction" against Roy Moore.

"They're out to destroy him. Do you know why? Because they cannot take the righteousness the people like Judge Moore represent," Bannon said, according to AP.



Friday, September 22, 2017

Palin, Gorka Attack Trump-Backed Senate Pick, Rally for Roy Moore

By Rick Pearcey • September 22, 2017, 11:29 AM

Peter Doocy writes at Fox News:

Sarah Palin returned to the campaign trail Thursday night to rally support for Judge Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race, armed with a pitch heavy on anti-GOP establishment criticism.

"We're sending Trump someone who has our back -- not Mitch McConnell's," Palin told a raucous crowd of hundreds . . . .

"Sebastian Gorka, who served as a White House adviser until August, joined Palin on stage in Montgomery last night," Doocy reports.

"All you need to know is that Luther Strange is endorsed by Mitch McConnell . . . . He is a creature of the establishment, that's why we can’t support him," Gorka told Fox News, according to Doocy.

Read more.



Thursday, September 21, 2017

Schools Are Banning Best Friends

By Rick Pearcey • September 21, 2017, 10:13 AM

Chris Weller writes at Business Insider:

Members of the royal family aren't often told what they can and can't do. But just a few days into his first year of school, 4-year-old Prince George already faces a mandate: No best friends allowed.

Thomas's Battersea, the school George attends, bans kids from having best friends, Marie Claire reports. Instead, teachers encourage all students to form bonds with one another to avoid creating feelings of exclusions among those without best friends.

"The trend of banning best friends has been growing for several years, and it's spread beyond European borders to American schools as well," Weller continues. "Some psychologists and parents argue kids become more well-adjusted when they have larger friend groups and can avoid negative feelings associated with feeling left out."

According to Weller, "Critics . . .  say the approach robs kids of the chance to form valuable coping skills. By grappling with mild social exclusion when they're young, kids will emerge as more capable, resilient adults, these advocates argue."

Comment: I wonder how Thomas's Battersea school (which highly recommends itself) feels about the concept of "better" and "best" schools. Perhaps societies should adopt a core value of that does away with any kind of school evaluation, lest students feel "left out" for not being able to attend schools that qualify as better or best, and lest parents' feelings are hurt in cases where their kids are excluded from such schools.

One could argue that if the concept of best friends is harmful, then equally so must be the concept of best schools, and, really, "best" anything. Just give every school a trophy for having walls and no grades (A+ signifying the "very best"). "Best" is so yesterday.

Another question: Is being educated better than not being educated? Is it "best" to be ignorant? Apparently yes, in some circles, as long as you feel good about it, and your support group agrees.

Sounds a bit cultish, though, doesn't it? "Ooh, we love you! Now Believe."

This is a boon for gender fanatics. Who cares if teacher-activists in non-best schools with no best friends declare there are 7,986 genders and counting? Wouldn't want anyone to feel left out and under-liberated. Long live the anti-binary binary.

Read more at Business Insider.

 



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

NFL Ratings Tank -- Worst Viewership in Nearly 2 Decades

By Rick Pearcey • September 20, 2017, 10:07 AM

David Hookstead writes at the Daily Caller:

NFL ratings are in an absolute free fall after week two of the season.

Viewership for the league is down to its lowest point since 1998, according to Sports Media Watch [SMW].

The evidence? Hookstead quotes the following from SMW:

The Week 2 NFL singleheader window delivered an 8.4 rating and 14.5 million viewers on CBS Sunday, down 24% in ratings and viewership from last year on FOX (11.0, 19.2M) and down 14% and 13% respectively from 2015 on CBS (9.8, 16.7M).

The 8.4 rating is the lowest for the Week 2 singleheader since at least 1998. The first two NFL windows on CBS this season have both declined double-digits to multi-year lows.

How to account for this dismal performance?

"The writing has been on the wall since last season when Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem," Hookstead explains. "People have grown tired of the NFL becoming a political side show, and it's exhausting getting lectured about the problems with society during games."

Are people simply growing tired of football? Consider: "College football has no problem getting viewers. Plenty of unimportant games are still garnering at least a million viewers," Hookstead writes, "which is a pretty clear indication that it's not football itself that's becoming unpopular."



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Laura Ingraham's New Show Premieres October 30 on Fox News Channel

By Rick Pearcey • September 19, 2017, 11:00 AM

From the Fox News Insider:

Laura Ingraham, the newest member of the Fox News Channel primetime lineup, joined "Fox & Friends" this morning to discuss her new show and the big stories of the day.

She said "The Ingraham Angle," which debuts on Fox News Channel on October 30th at 10:00 p.m. ET, is going to be an unpredictable, wild ride.

"We're going to have a chance to talk about the issues that I think our country is really in turmoil about, and also a lot of the good stuff that's happening that we sometimes overlook in the culture and in politics," Ingraham said. "New voices and a new experience. We're looking forward to it."

Read more.



Monday, September 18, 2017

"Satanist Group" Fizzles in Tacoma Elementary School

By Rick Pearcey • September 18, 2017, 10:34 AM

From Liberty Counsel:

Atheists masquerading as a so-called Satanist Temple group recently ended its after-school program at Point Defiance Elementary School in Tacoma.

The After-School Satan Club ceased meeting soon after teachers from the Seattle Satanic Temple offered their first meeting in December 2016. Apparently, only one child joined the club.

The group states that its purpose is to target the districts where Good News Clubs meet after school. The Good News Clubs are sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship.

"Tacoma School Board’s decision last year to allow the Satanist club drew protests from parents who asked school officials to ban it," according to Liberty Counsel.

"The Satanic Temple is an atheist organization known for controversial publicity stunts proclaiming it is a Satanic group in order to scare school boards into blocking access to the Good News Clubs," Liberty Counsel states. "The After-School Satan Club promotes evolution, gender confusion, and abortion to club attendees."

Read more.



Friday, September 15, 2017

"That Sucker's Coming Off": 83-Year-Old Homeowner Defeats Rooftop Trespasser in Satisfying Style

By Rick Pearcey • September 15, 2017, 03:20 PM

Dave Urbanski reports at the Blaze:

The poor guy had been making lame-brained decisions all morning -- but his worst misstep by far was landing on 83-year-old Wilford Burgess' rooftop.

After getting word from a caller who complained about being followed Tuesday morning, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies spotted a man jumping from roof to roof in La Puente, California -- and the chase was on, KTLA-TV reported.

The suspect managed to keep cops on the run for several hours until he stopped on Burgess’ roof where a standoff commenced, the station said. Sheriff's department officials even used a crisis negotiator in an attempt to talk the guy down, KTLA added.

But after another hour went by, Burgess told KABC-TV he "got tired" of the trespasser's "games" -- then he grabbed a ladder and told deputies, "I'm going up on the roof -- that sucker's coming off."

Read more. Watch video of this event here.



Thursday, September 14, 2017

Tucker Schools Writer Who Calls "Star-Spangled Banner" a "Neo-Confederate Symbol"

By Rick Pearcey • September 14, 2017, 10:22 AM

At Fox News Insider:

Tucker Carlson debated a writer from Alternet DC who said the Star-Spangled Banner's designation as our national anthem has its roots in neo-Confederate circles.

One day before the 203rd anniversary of Francis Scott Key penning the song while onboard a ship during the Battle of Baltimore, Key's monument in the Charm City was defaced with the term "racist anthem."

Jefferson Morley told Carlson that for nearly a decade in the 1920s, neo-Confederate groups petitioned - ultimately successfully -- to have Key's tune made our official anthem.

That goal finally came to pass in 1931.

Carlson said the anthem itself is not racist [and, by the way, the writer agrees], and the Confederacy came to exist decades after Key took that famous glance across the Patapsco River.

Read more and view the video here.



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Security Contractors: Clinton State Department Silenced Us on Benghazi Terror Lapses

By Rick Pearcey • September 13, 2017, 12:03 PM

Cameron Cawthorne reports at the Free Beacon:

Two security contractors on Tuesday blew the whistle during an exclusive interview with Fox News' chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge about Hillary Clinton's State Department silencing them on Benghazi lapses.

Four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, were killed on September 11, 2012, in a terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

"Was the State Department contract officer trying to silence you?" Herridge asked.

"Oh absolutely," longtime special forces soldier and security contractor executive Joe Torres said. "The U.S. ambassador is dead and nobody is held accountable for it."

"Brad Owens, a former Army intelligence officer echoed Torres," the Free Beacon reports, "saying that those 'who made the poor choices that actually, I would say, were more responsible for the Benghazi attacks than anyone else, they're still in the same positions, making security choices for our embassies overseas now'."

"Torres went on to say that this terrorist attack could happen again and ‘nothing [has] changed' in making the security safer," according to the Free Beacon.

Read more.



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Poll Shows Judge Roy Moore Has 14-Point Lead in Alabama Senate Runoff

By Rick Pearcey • September 12, 2017, 11:25 AM

But establishment swamp monster Mitch McConnell's "Attacks Endanger Safe GOP Seat," says Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart.

Leahy writes:

An Emerson College Poll released on Monday shows that Judge Roy Moore is leading incumbent Senator Luther Strange (R-AL) in the September 26 Republican primary runoff election by 14 points.

This is the fourth in a series of polls conducted since the August primary in which Moore and Strange qualified for the September 26 runoff election that shows Moore with a double-digit lead over Strange.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) well financed paid media attacks on Moore, however, are putting the safe Republican Senate seat in jeopardy for the December general election.

Read more.



Monday, September 11, 2017

Trump Budget Deal With Democrats Will Worsen U.S. Fiscal Environment

By Rick Pearcey • September 11, 2017, 02:47 PM

From Justin Bogie at CNSNews.com:

Late Wednesday night, the Senate released the text of legislation that would provide disaster relief funding and other federal aid for Hurricane Harvey and other 2017 disasters, suspend the debt limit, and extend the National Flood Insurance Program and government funding into December.

The latest budget deal forged by President Donald Trump and key Senate Democrats is a failure on numerous levels.

It takes advantage of a natural disaster to increase domestic spending and the federal debt limit -- both of which are unrelated issues. [emphasis added]

It also fails to prioritize national defense spending and continues to spend money on inefficient and outdated domestic programs.

Congress should reject this deal and go back to the drawing board.

Bogie concludes: "Congress and the administration are using the victims of a disaster to push their own agenda through -- once again avoiding the serious and necessary discussions over bloated federal spending and the unsustainable national debt."

Read the entire column here.



Friday, September 8, 2017

Study: Drinking Coffee May Reduce Your Risk of Dying by 64%

By Rick Pearcey • September 8, 2017, 09:49 AM

Yes, coffee lovers, Friday just got happier: Here at LifeZette is "plenty of confirmation your morning concoction supports good nutrition and offers numerous health benefits."

For example, as the column from Manny Alvarez, M.D., reports: A "study by Spanish researchers from the Hospital de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain," found that "drinking coffee may reduce a person’s risk of death by 64 percent. Even those over the age of 45 could lower their risk of death by 30 percent with 2 extra cups per day."

Slackers beware -- A single cup will not do. According to LifeZette, the "magic number of cups for the healthiest individuals was not one, but four cups each day."

Yep. It's a tough job. But somebody's got to drink it.

To read more about the health benefits of coffee, go here.



Thursday, September 7, 2017

Feminist Germaine Greer: Transgender Surgery Does Not Make a Man a Woman

By Rick Pearcey • September 7, 2017, 02:05 PM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

Feminist icon Germaine Greer, author of the best-selling The Female Eunuch and other works, has been pilloried by her fellow leftists and some journalists because she does not believe that transgender surgery turns men into women and, as she told the BBC, the sex-reassignment procedure has been "a disaster" in some cases.

"What I'm saying is it doesn't make them a woman," said Greer about sex-reassignment surgery during an interview with BBC Newsnight, hosted by Kirsty Wark. "And apparently people have decided that because I don't think that post-operative transgender men, i.e., M-to-F transgender people, are women, I'm not to be allowed to talk."

Greer also explained that she did not care if some people were offended by her views because "people get hurt all the time" and "I'm not about to walk on eggshells."

Chapman reports that Wark objected during the BBC interview, saying, "But surely you've heard a man who feels that he would like gender reassignment to make him/her feel more comfortable in her body, then that's what should be done and they should be allowed to do that."

To which Greer countered: "I'm not saying that people should not be allowed to go through that procedure. What I'm saying is it doesn't make them a woman. It happens to be an opinion. It's not a prohibition. Carry on, if that's what you think it is you want to do. I've been accused of inciting violence against transsexual people. That's absolute nonsense."

According to CNS, Greer also stated, "I think that a great many women don't think post-operative, or even non-post-operative transsexual, M-to-F, transsexual people sound like or behave like women. But they dare not say so. . . . Not everybody does feel comfortable, by the way, post-operatively. There have been a couple of cases, I found very interesting, where the actual acceptor of the procedure has felt that it's been a disaster."

Greer also noted the unfortunate complication of steroid use. "It's also a problem if what you have to do after gender reassignment is use steroids every day of your life," Greer said, according to CNS. "That's not a happy outcome either."

Wark raised another objection, CNSNews reports: "But for those who do not feel it's been a disaster and feel more comfortable, then do you understand how they might feel you've been hurtful to them?"

“People are hurtful to me all the time," Greer reportedly countered. "Try being an old woman, I mean, for goodness sake. People get hurt all the time. I'm not about to walk on eggshells."

Here is video of the BBC interview. For a longer, saltier video of the interview, go here.



Wednesday, September 6, 2017

U.S. Virgin Islands Gun Grab Ahead of Hurricane Irma

By Rick Pearcey • September 6, 2017, 11:09 AM

"U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed an emergency order allowing the seizure of private guns, ammunition, explosives and property . . . . in preparation for Hurricane Irma, the Daily Caller reports.

My hunch is that homes that are appropriately defended are less likely to be looted. Why court a man-made disaster when a natural disaster is already breathing down your neck?

Meanwhile, in "Gun-Controlled Chicago: At Least 45 Shot, Seven Killed over Labor Day Weekend," according to Breitbart. Government control of the means of self-defense seems to make Chicago less safe, more dangerous. And that's bad government, not good government.

Meanwhile, part 2, Chicago Mayor and former Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel tells "Dreamers" that Chicago schools are a "Trump free" zone, the WTimes reports.

Is this really a solution? Let's make an already violent gun-controlled Chicago an avowed magnet for illegal aliens? You expect folks who disrespect immigration laws to care about obeying gun laws? Something's not adding up. 

Chicago already suffers from a hurricane of violence. Based on current policies, more violence could be on the way. Not from nature, but from politics.



Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Evangelical Group on DACA: "The Bible Does Not Teach Open Borders"

By Rick Pearcey • September 5, 2017, 11:04 AM

Ian Mason reports at Breitbart:

Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration (EBI), a group of faith leaders and other Evangelical Christian conservative activists, offered President Donald Trump and the GOP Congressional leadership advice on the impending end of DACA.

"While some faith groups use selective Bible words for open borders and amnesty, we consider the whole counsel of scripture," the letter reads. "We find that the bible does not teach open borders, but wise welcome."

Addressed to the president, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI), and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the letter comes as President Trump is rumored to be on the verge of announcing the repeal of President Barack Obama's Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

"DACA, a legally questioned executive order, offers amnesty and work authorization to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens in direct contradiction of federal immigration law. Contrary to popular portrayal, DACA does not affect illegal alien children," Breitbart reports. "The average age of illegal aliens protected by DACA is 25."

Read more.



Friday, September 1, 2017

Repeal & Replace Mitch McConnell: Alabama Senate Outsider Roy Moore Floats McConnell Ouster

By Rick Pearcey • September 1, 2017, 04:37 PM

Brendan Kirby writes at LifeZette:

Outsider Roy Moore, who is favored to knock off Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) in this month's Republican primary runoff, suggested Friday that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) should be replaced as majority leader.

In an interview with LifeZette, Moore objected both to McConnell's lack of results in passing President Donald Trump’s agenda and his attempts to prop up Strange.

"I wouldn't necessarily think he would be a majority leader I would support," he said. "But, you know, I can work [with] anybody. I'm not a person who doesn't forgive. But, you know, you don't get over these things easily."

Election Day Background: "Alabama Republicans will pick their nominee on Sept. 26 for the [seat] vacated by Jeff Sessions, who became President Donald Trump's attorney general," Kirby explains. "Strange, who was appointed to the seat by former Gov. Robert Bentley, finished second in the first round of balloting last month. Moore, a former state Supreme Court chief justice and popular figure on the religious Right, came in first."

McConnell Missteps: "The Senate Leadership Fund, a political action committee closely aligned with McConnell, dumped more than $2 million into the primary during the first round. Much of that went into attack ads targeting Moore and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), who finished third," Kirby reports.

Moore Critiques Approach of Ethically Challenged Establishment: "It has a lot to do with the kind of campaign ads they've run and the kind of campaign they're running," LifeZette quotes Moore as saying.

"If you can't run on your credentials, if you take after the other candidate with false and deceptive advertising, then what does that say about ethics? What does that say about your ethical standards? And I think that's what's lacking in Washington," the Senate hopeful said.

Moore Critiques Failure of Establishment Leadership: "A lot is in leadership,” Moore said, according to LifeZette. "The people of Alabama, the people of America in November of 2016, signaled they wanted a change in the way Washington does business. And I think the Establishment under McConnell is doing business the same way they did before. They don't want change. They want to keep the same system going that they had before."

Accordng to LifeZette, "Moore backs Trump's call to eliminate the filibuster rule that requires a 60-vote supermajority to pass most legislation -- a move McConnell has resisted. Moore said he believes it is not just unwise but unconstitutional."

"McConnell's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment," LifeZette reports.



Thursday, August 31, 2017

SPLC Should Rename "Hate Map" to "Groups We Hate Map"

By Rick Pearcey • August 31, 2017, 03:59 PM

Liberty Counsel states in an August 30 press release:

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) admitted its fault and removed a town from its "Hate Map" this week. That map irresponsibly mixes religious organizations with violent hate groups, and this time it included the town of Amana because an unknown source alleged some people who might have been associated with The Daily Stormer met one time in a restaurant for coffee. This is one of many inaccuracies and gross over-characterizations that can be found on SPLC's map.

Amana, an innocent town, was then blacklisted by the SPLC. People living there were brought under a cloud a suspicion because of the improper, sweeping accusation of the SPLC. The SPLC makes wide generalizations and then seeks to harm those within its self-proclaimed classification of others.

In a similar manner, the SPLC targets anyone who disagrees with them on issues related to the LGBT agenda. Then it claims civil disagreement as "evidence" for falsely classifying a peaceful organization as "hateful." To do so is just as wrong and even more harmful than the SPLC’s mischaracterization of the city of Amana.

Liberty Counsel has complied a comprehensive answer to SPLC's false name-calling of its non-profit Christian ministry and its pro bono work in the legal field. The SPLC continually grossly misrepresents and labels Liberty Counsel as a so-called "hate group." However, Liberty Counsel is not a "hate group" and hates no one. In addition to its many ministries, Liberty Counsel has a humanitarian relief program and had been providing help to victims of Hurricane Harvey, regardless of their beliefs, status, background or actions. In direct opposition to the SPLC's false campaign, Liberty Counsel believes in reaching out with kindness and truth to all Americans.

"As a pastor before becoming an attorney, my heart then and now is for hurting people," said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. "Liberty Counsel exists to help other people. Right now, we are focusing resources on helping victims of Harvey. We believe that every person is created in the image of God and should be treated with dignity and respect. We are putting those beliefs into action in Texas. This is hardly the action of a hate group! If the SPLC were intellectually honest, it should retitle its 'Hate Map' into 'Groups We Hate Map,'" said Staver.

In 2016, the Disciplinary Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice, under President Obama, sharply rebuked and reprimanded attorneys for employing the SPLC's "hate group" label to dismiss a conservative advocacy group. It stated that using the SPLC’s map "overstepped the bounds of zealous advocacy and was unprofessional." It continued that such behavior is "uncivil" and "constitutes frivolous behavior and does not aid the administration of justice."

Liberty Counsel is an international nonprofit, litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family since 1989, by providing pro bono assistance and representation on these and related topics.

For more on Liberty Counsel, please see their website.



Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Teacher: Dear Parents, Tell Your Kids to Stop Talking About God

By Rick Pearcey • August 30, 2017, 12:37 PM

A 1st-grade teacher at McCordsville Elementary School in McCordsville, Indiana, sent a letter to parents informing them that certain words and topics are forbidden in public schools, among them God, Jesus, and Devil.

But a parent took action against this outrage, and soon the school, teacher, and students got a lesson in constitutional rights and parental power. Here's the story from Todd Starnes.

Comment: This 1st-grade teacher betrays ignorance not just of the Constitution and U.S. founding principles but also of the public, fact-based nature of Judeo-Christian thinking and living.

It's terrific to see parents step up to reclaim their responsibility for the education of their children -- for whom teachers are to act as servants, not masters.



Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Anchor: "I Experienced Hate Firsthand Today . . . From These People Dressed in All Black at a Protest in Berkeley"

By Rick Pearcey • August 29, 2017, 11:44 AM

CNSNews reports:

Frank Somerville, a news anchor for KTVU in the San Francisco Bay Area, published an article with the San Francisco Chronicle today describing his personal experience of attending a protest in Berkeley, where left-wing protesters dressed in black, chanting they were against hate, sought to intimidate other people.

"I experienced hate firsthand today," wrote Somerville. "It came from these people dressed in all black at a protest in Berkeley. Ironically they were all chanting about no hate."

Read more.



Monday, August 28, 2017

Joe Arpaio May Challenge Jeff Flake for Arizona Senate Seat

By Rick Pearcey • August 28, 2017, 02:51 PM

Steven Nelson reports at the Washington Examiner:

After receiving President Trump's first pardon, Joe Arpaio's plans have gone from possible prison to book-writing, speeches, and potentially another run for office in Arizona, with Sen. Jeff Flake's seat one opportunity he is eyeing.

The former Maricopa County sheriff told the Washington Examiner he's upset at negative reaction to the Friday pardon, and that he feels Republican politicians are insufficiently supportive of the president, who he calls a great man.

"I could run for mayor, I could run for legislator, I could run for Senate," Arpaio said Monday. One particular race, however, is likely to gain significant attention: the GOP primary next year facing Flake, R-Ariz., a forceful Trump critic.

"There's no way I'm going to go fishing," Arpaio said, according to the Examiner.

Comment: Run, Joe, Run.

Read more.



Friday, August 25, 2017

Poll: 85% Say Freedom of Speech More Important Than Not Offending Others

By Rick Pearcey • August 25, 2017, 11:03 AM

Tom Ciccotta reports at Breitbart:

A new poll released by Rasmussen Reports on Wednesday revealed that over 85 percent of American adults believe that the right to free speech is "more important than making sure no one is offended by what others say."

A mere eight percent said they believe that guarding against personal offense is more important than protecting free speech.

73 percent also agreed with the famous line often attributed to Voltaire: "I disapprove of what you say but will defend to the death your right to say it." Another 10 percent disagreed with that statement, and 17 percent said they are undecided.

Read more.



Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Democratic National Committee: America's Most Notorious Hate Group

By Rick Pearcey • August 24, 2017, 10:07 AM

John Perazzo argues at Frontpagemag.com:

While the imaginary "white supremacy" of Trump's aides and advisers makes Democrats squawk with fiery indignation, the DNC not only countenances a number of very real, impossible-to-miss racial supremacists of its own, but it actually celebrates and honors them."

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Former News Network CNN Hits New Low in Anti-Trump Propaganda

By Rick Pearcey • August 23, 2017, 01:52 PM

Peter Barry Chowka writes at American Thinker:

CNN hit a new low -- and that's saying a lot -- Tuesday night in its coverage of President Trump's speech in Phoenix

The former news channel is now little more than a propaganda mouthpiece for the Deep State

On Tuesday, it used a half-dozen anti-Trump panelists, with no one representing a counter view, to introduce a new fake news meme: not only is the 45th POTUS a racist and a Nazi-sympathizer, but he is an imminent national security threat to the United States. . . .

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Welcome to College, Comrade: Now Confront Racism and Privilege

By Rick Pearcey • August 22, 2017, 01:35 PM

Nathan Rubbelke reports at The College Fix:

Before the fall semester even kicked off at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, incoming freshmen were asked to ponder race and privilege -- and what they could do about it.

On Friday, the public university's freshmen orientation included a program called "First Class" that focused on the school's common reading program selection "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Right-leaning scholars have described the book as positing that "America is not a nice place for black people to live," and say it presents a "belief that white hatred of blacks pervades every aspect of American society, and nothing short of a revolution will end it. . . ."

Utter nonsense, of course. But it bespeaks an efficient training ground for leftwing fanatics and their shock troops to follow their leaders into a brave new Soros-funded, federally mandated future.

This anti-educational approach has already worked wonders in revolutionary Germany, the revolutionary USSR, and revolutionary Cambodia, so why shouldn't it work wonders here as well, in the increasingly less free USA?

Things are off to a good start. Already mobilized is the racism of Black Lives Matter and the fascism of Antifa. Yes, the "nothing short of a revolution" is well on its way -- but this means more fanatics will be needed to man the barricades, woman the social media outposts, and transgender the campus guillotines.

This is where little Johnnie and little Susie can grow up and help "change" the world. Isn't culturally appropriating America's children into ideological indoctrination centers otherwise advertised as colleges and universities a hoot? And what an amazing privilege!

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