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Paglia: Duck Dynasty uproar
‘utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist’

Daily Caller, by Caroline May

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 12/20/2013 6:45:03 AM

The suspension of Phil Robertson from A&E’s Duck Dynasty is outrageous in a nation that values freedom, according to social critic and openly gay, dissident feminist Camille Paglia. “I speak with authority here, because I was openly gay before the ‘Stonewall rebellion,’ when it cost you something to be so. And I personally feel as a libertarian that people have the right to free thought and free speech,” Paglia, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, said on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Thursday. “In a democratic country, people have the right to be homophobic as well as they have

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kayjaymac, 12/20/2013 6:49:50 AM     (No. 9661192)

Isn´t homophobia a fear? Just because we don´t agree with a behavior based on God´s word doesn´t mean we are afraid of it.

It also doesn´t mean we hate the people who practice that behavior.

However, some of them are pretty annoying at times with this forced "embracing" they are pushing for.

Now I should probably read the article.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 12/20/2013 6:50:20 AM     (No. 9661194)

WOW, I couldn´t agree with her more.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: steveW, 12/20/2013 6:54:13 AM     (No. 9661197)

Sorry, Camille darling. If you were truly anti-fascist and anti-Stalinist you wouldn´t remain nor keep voting Democrat - the epicentre of intolerance. Wake up from that idiocy and we´ll start listening to you again.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Safari Man, 12/20/2013 6:56:07 AM     (No. 9661198)

Progressives don´t really care about the gays, they just use them as a tool to put the kibash on opposition to their agenda. Its one if their wedges and its used to intimidate non-progs into fear of open expression. It also severs as a very convenient way to distract from all the failures of the Obama admin.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rather Read, 12/20/2013 6:58:06 AM     (No. 9661204)

Camille Paglia is my favorite liberal. She has her blind spots, but she is honest and an excellent writer.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/20/2013 6:59:14 AM     (No. 9661206)

Homophobic is one of the biggest,mis-applied terms the left has came up with to tar people. People that object to the gay lifestyle,have no phobias about it at all. A phobia is an unrealistic fear of something.Nobody is scared of gays,even other gays who may contract deadly diseases.The same with xenophobia,I don´t fear illegals but I do object to them getting American benefits just for showing up with a baby.

Why don´t we have blackaphobia,there may actually be grounds for fear of those people.I guess white flight proves that.

At least some leftist has stepped up to defend free speech,that´s a plus even though she pushes inapplicable terms in the process.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: doodah, 12/20/2013 7:18:55 AM     (No. 9661222)

Camille is widely recognized as a very smart elite writer who usually has her opinions on the pulse of society. Although a Democrat, she is respected by many because she is "fair and balanced" to use a cliché. She is correct to say Phil´s language came right from the Bible. Personally, I do not understand homosexuality either, neither do I hate anyone, live and let live. However, the radicals do not want us to live and let live, they want us to give up any thought and opinions that do not line up with GLADD and the Democrat party. As a Christian, my Bible tells me to love everyone, but it also condemns homosexuality AND adultery equally.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: uno, 12/20/2013 7:23:05 AM     (No. 9661228)

Phil Robertson expressed his sexual preference in a way that won´t get him a Pulitzer, but I fail to see how that is Homophobic.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rinktum, 12/20/2013 7:30:06 AM     (No. 9661234)



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Reply 10 - Posted by: M2, 12/20/2013 7:37:32 AM     (No. 9661243)

Good for Camille. She´s always been a rational person, unlike her compatriots in liberalism.

...the graduates of the Ivy League with their A, A, A+ grades are complete cultural illiterates, etc. is because they are not being educated in any way to give respect to opposing view points.”

Amen, girl. They call us intolerant but cannot see the irony in their calls to silence those who disagree.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: CincyMom, 12/20/2013 7:41:37 AM     (No. 9661250)

There are two liberals I tend to side with -- Nat Henthoff and Camille Paglia. I don´t always agree with them, but I know that they aren´t so open minded that their brains have fallen out. They seem to give some thought to their positions.

Once again, Camille is pretty close to the mark.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/20/2013 7:49:04 AM     (No. 9661266)

Collectivism is not only a method of resource distribution but also a system of group-think.

The Gay movement mimics the Black movement in that it pushes a cartoonish and false narrative about who, historically, victimized whom.

Once again, the word "equality" has been tortured into meaning special privilege,untouchability and reparations paid to people who never were victims by people who never were perpetrators.



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Reply 13 - Posted by: AWAKE, 12/20/2013 7:54:56 AM     (No. 9661275)

A&E should have treated him as if he were Alec Baldwin.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: kidsmom, 12/20/2013 8:01:49 AM     (No. 9661285)

Phil´s position closely mirrors that of a lot of Christians~love the sinner; hate the sin. This is not intolerance, homophobia, or racism, etc.; and this is why you´ll find Christians establishing clinics to help AIDS victims, retreats for post-abortive women, shelters for drug addicts, etc. This is not tolerance of sin; it is loving treatment for the brother or sister in Christ in hope that they can turn from sin and accept God´s grace and forgiveness. As Phil said, we are all sinners; and there are no "degrees" of sin.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Grace1798, 12/20/2013 8:05:32 AM     (No. 9661294)

According to GOOGLE....this,
below is the true DEFINITION of Fascist(s). Tea party wants smaller gov. Soooo who is the Fascists?
s·cist
´faSHist/
noun
noun: fascist; plural noun: fascists

1.
an advocate or follower of fascism.
synonyms: authoritarian, totalitarian, autocrat, extreme right-winger, rightist; More
Nazi, blackshirt;
nationalist, xenophobe, racist, anti-Semite, jingoist;
neofascist, neo-Nazi
"he was branded a fascist"
antonyms: liberal

adjective
adjective: fascist

1.
of or relating to fascism.
"a military coup threw out the old fascist regime"
synonyms: authoritarian, totalitarian, dictatorial, despotic, autocratic, undemocratic, illiberal; More
Nazi, extreme right-wing, rightist, militarist;
nationalist(ic), xenophobic, racist, jingoistic
"a fascist regime"
antonyms: democratic

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Freeloader, 12/20/2013 8:06:40 AM     (No. 9661296)

"You´re a mean one Mr. Grinch. You really are a heel...You´re as cuddy as a cactus...You´re as charming as an eel...Mr. Grinch...You´re a bad banana with a greasy black peel..."

"Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation"..."We do not consider ourselves Christian nation."
-Barack Hussein Obama

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Reply 17 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 12/20/2013 8:18:27 AM     (No. 9661320)

I, too, appreciate Camile Paglia as a writer, but the statement:´...I speak with authority here, because I was openly gay before the ´Stonewall rebellion´ when it cost you something to be so...´ I find odd. It reflects that being ´gay´ somehow gives one a greater insight into the human/social condition or demands more respect from society and I don´t see how that is so.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: guybee, 12/20/2013 8:19:05 AM     (No. 9661322)

How can any right thinking liberal, progressive statist believe repressing free speech is right?

The hypocrisy of these people is beyond incredible. They are only for it until they are against it.

The left is unraveling before our eyes. God is in control and is causing this implosion. As strong believers in one, true God, we need to stay strong and use the opportunity to come alongside those who are confused and questioning right and wrong.

For a principles, value based believer this is our time. Use it wisely. Maybe the end times are not far away.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 12/20/2013 8:24:44 AM     (No. 9661332)

I opine that Camille recognizes that this is a "Bridge Too Far" and will ultimately undermine the progress her team has made. If this is the case, I fervently hope she is right.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Newtsche, 12/20/2013 8:31:44 AM     (No. 9661345)

"Homophobia" is at the heart of organized gay ideological pathology. Another lie heard around the world.

Agree with him or not, Robertson cut through the fog and reduced things to the most basic level. Well, that just cannot stand, can it?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 12/20/2013 8:48:07 AM     (No. 9661372)

Robertson may be many things to many people, but ´phobic´ i.e. consumed by an irrational fear, is not one of them.

Paglia often expresses a libertarian viewpoint but she still runs with the crowd in regarding the Stonewall Rebellion as some sort of Biblical event. It was handbags at 20 paces in an already-very-gay city. 99.999% of the world didn´t know and didn´t care then and they don´t care now. The constant, desperate, pitiful attempts by LGBTXYZ types to portray themselves as the new Lost Tribe are as tiresome as they are misguided.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 12/20/2013 8:49:08 AM     (No. 9661375)

Homophobic and all the phobics the left tags people with are over used.
I don´t express a ´phobia´ where gays are concerned. I could care less about their lifestyle.
It just seems that it´s the gay left that have the phobia about any opposition to their ´life´s choosing´. Like dogs visiting their own vomit. The whole ´movement´ is tiring to listen to when a straight society could care less.
The gay left better realize they are flecks of fleas on a very big dog and just get a grip and live life.
If the gays want to address homophobia why aren´t they attacking the Muslims who openly persecute them in the name of religion? There´s a cause worse than this Robertson blow up.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 12/20/2013 9:13:13 AM     (No. 9661425)

Paglia and I may disagree on some things, but I love, admire and respect this woman, because her words come from her heart and mind - and nobody else´s. Nobody is going to tell her what to think, say or do; they wouldn´t dare! How refreshing in a devoted Democrat.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Felixcat, 12/20/2013 9:15:54 AM     (No. 9661430)

I generally like Camille´s commentary but not supporting a certain "sexual lifestyle" doesn´t make one a phobic.

Camille - why don´t you try and explain why your sexuality is normal and why aren´t more people homosexual? You´re kind are less than 2% (someone´s post yesterday citing latest US Census data) of this country´s population.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Adam, 12/20/2013 9:18:08 AM     (No. 9661439)

I am 54. When I was a kid, that´s what liberals were like. Now, I can name two like that: Paglia and Nat Hentoff.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: sikupnfed, 12/20/2013 9:19:30 AM     (No. 9661444)

What is duck dynasty? Is it related to Daffy?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Grace1798, 12/20/2013 9:25:41 AM     (No. 9661462)

I personally believe this is a war of evil vs. good and those who fight for evil and wickedness, control and total control over all, are supernaturally deceived and used by Satan. As it was in the days of Noah.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Arby, 12/20/2013 9:29:44 AM     (No. 9661473)

We can always count on Camille to offer honest good sense and let the chips fall where they may. She´s got the brains, the knowledge and the courage to call out the fascist, Stalinist elements whenever it needs to be done. She is a national treasure and a beacon in the dark.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 12/20/2013 10:05:25 AM     (No. 9661555)

If you believe in the God of the Bible it isn´t hard to understand the gay life choice. For everything God set up for His mankind to keep them from sin, the Devil has offered a substitute to man to pull them into sin. God gave sex to married couples for pleasure as well as procreation. The family unit was basic and foundational for men. Satan has devised all matter of deviant counterfeits to keep men from being in God´s will for them. Good and evil indeed. God gives His children free choice and Satan happily supplies alternatives.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: bpl40, 12/20/2013 10:17:09 AM     (No. 9661569)

Just as 0bamacare is not about health care but about socio-political dominance of left wing ideology, so also the gay agenda is not about dignity and equality. It has always been about the destruction of main stream culture and the imposition of a fringe element values and lifestyle.
Every single human culture and religious tradition in known history has clearly held homosexuality to be abnormal and outside the main stream. From that perspective, so called homophobia is a far more justified position (than the) support of homosexuality as a socially accepted lifestyle. But, as Paglia says both have a right to hold their views freely and safely in our system.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: peterfleming, 12/20/2013 10:21:44 AM     (No. 9661578)

It´s irony of A&E TV wrestler outrage, ie stupid anger.
An entire Islamic supremacist, warring, terrorizing, medieval series of NATIONS, want to kill all gays, all Christians, all Jews, and our heavily Jewish and gay media ignore this world massive hate, and only pick on one Christian peace loving family man, for a single remark. The communists love totalitarian Islam, and overlook their worldwide invasions and killings, to wait and attack one single Christian. ..... For what ?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: coldoc, 12/20/2013 10:21:44 AM     (No. 9661579)

The difference between the mad mullahs of iran and the people of glaad is about 2 yards of very smelly fabric.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: eiobx, 12/20/2013 10:34:23 AM     (No. 9661607)

The only good phobia is Theophobia..."The beginning of wisdom is fear of the Lord."

I am a proud theophobe.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: papasparky, 12/20/2013 10:48:32 AM     (No. 9661631)

I, for one, am waiting to see how pResident Obama, after consulting with Valerie Jarrett, responds and doesn´t "waste" this crisis. Will he go on TV and say A&E "acted stupidly"?

It is apparent without saying, that Phil was talking directly to Obama, among others, when he described male homosexuality in easily understandable and basically unmistakable terms.

Anyone want to place a bet on how ValJar will council The Won to handle this hot potato?

Phil Robertson, like others down through the ages, spoke the truth and said nothing for which he should have to apologize. Free agency is granted to all, but ignore His message at your peril.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Freeloader, 12/20/2013 10:52:30 AM     (No. 9661641)

Amen #27

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
-Ephesians 6:12

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Reply 36 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/20/2013 10:57:43 AM     (No. 9661647)

I don´t listen to Ingraham any more, but I have lots of time for Camille Paglia. She is brilliant.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: cheeflo, 12/20/2013 11:01:08 AM     (No. 9661653)

Good point, #8. With everyone wearing their sexuality on their sleeves, and celebrating everything private in very public ways, I would expect Mr. Robertson to be applauded by all the "right-thinking" people.

Oh, yeah. Doesn´t fit the narrative.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: mikkins2, 12/20/2013 11:05:20 AM     (No. 9661661)

Paglia is, as usual, right and tells us why she is right. In today´s society we are led to believe that if a person finds offense with what one has said, it is deemed "hateful", no matter how benign the words may be. The intent, situation, and logic behind the words do not matter anymore. If one doesn´t agree with what is said or is not bright enough to understand the circumstance the words were spoken, it is labeled as "hate" because its far easier to shut a person up, than have to engage in debate, especially when your only substantive argument is that you were "offended".

Got Tea?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: cheeflo, 12/20/2013 11:11:24 AM     (No. 9661671)

#17 -- I think she only means that, being gay herself, she has a perspective on the issue that inoculates her from any charges of bigotry from the politically correct crowd. She´s calling them out for their intolerance, the "hate" they claim they´re the victims of.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: msjena, 12/20/2013 11:59:40 AM     (No. 9661751)

This is another direct assault on Christians. Robertson was only stating what the Bible says about homosexual behavior. And guess what? It says the same thing about heterosexual behavior outside of (traditional) marriage. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. But I guess that is just a bridge too far for the thought police.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Grace1798, 12/20/2013 12:09:29 PM     (No. 9661772)

If the RIGHT is Fascist.......why is it CONSERVATIVES are fighting for less government and the LEFT is fighting for exactly what HITLER wanted. Totalitarian government takeover control of everything and everyone? Isn´t that exactly what Hitler wanted and got? The LEFT will deny this obvious fact...but the facts are that Hitler took everyone´s guns.......So is the WH Administration doing the exact same thing. Hitler wanted and took over government ...and tried for World control. So is WH Administration. Yet, Tea Party is accused of being HITLER ...Hitler NEVER wanted LESS GOVERNMENT. NEVER. Hitler and Obama and the Wh Admin are exactly the same...and the WH admin is doing the very same thing Hitler did. So how is it they call TEA PARTY Fascists? Fascists want total GOV CONTROL. How is this supposedly intelligent left Commies don´t get this? I question their intellect and sanity.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 12/20/2013 1:18:01 PM     (No. 9661887)

I never before heard Paglia call herself Libertarian but she´s welcome to join us if she´s going to continue to make good sense.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: tennman, 12/20/2013 1:56:56 PM     (No. 9661951)

Camille may be a leftie but she´s got something so few of them possess these days - the ability to think and decide on her own. She´s not afraid to diverge from the group-think the Dems now possess.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: jglas, 12/20/2013 1:59:34 PM     (No. 9661956)

Kudos to Camille, though she is gay her thinking is straight. I think the crux of the problem is that although Phil made it clear Christianity considers homosexual behavior a sin, many on the left ignored the fact that Phil carefully explained that God not him (nor any man) makes the decision about who is or is not a sinner implying the fact that Christianity separates the sin and the sinner, holding that all sinners can be redeemed of their sins . . . which is kind of the whole point of Christianity. The Pope would agree. The left jumped at the chance to exploit (some of) the words of a popular conservative figure as condemning all homosexuals to hell. So what else is new?

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Reply 45 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 12/20/2013 3:10:40 PM     (No. 9662038)

Blacks, Hispanics,illegals, homosexuals.....that is the rigid agenda of the left-wing liars, the cabal of Reids, Pelosis, Obamas, Bidens, Sharptons, Schumers, Jacksons, and the New York elite and Hollywood movie making clowns....plus the corrupt media that rules television and newspapers.

Let me say it again...Blacks, Hispanics,illegals, homosexuals.....we have our Jesus, our Santa Clause, and our Churches. They have blacks, hispanics,illegals, and homosexuals.

We cant say one bad word about blacks, hispanics,illegals, or homosexuals.

But they can disparage us, our savior, our heroes, every damn day of their stinking lives! Just this week they started putting up 55 Satan billboards in and around Sacramento, California praising Satan and Satanists. Just like they try to recruit our children into homosexuality, they now want them to worship Satan at Christmas!!! I couldnt make this sh** up! Yet if you criticize deviance,or the act of sodomy so often performed in the bedrooms of homosexual men,which often leads to deathly AIDS, they immediately surround you and chastize you and want to cast you out!

Crazy liberal doofuses, arent they????

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Butch, 12/20/2013 3:11:17 PM     (No. 9662039)

#17 What Ms. Paglia is speaking about is that younger gays take gay rights (and much else) for granted; they never had to fight for their rights.

Older gays such as Ms. Paglia had to fight for basic rights, such as the right to assemble with harassment; they didn´t have the luxury of getting prissy over speech codes, and shouting down and threatening everyone who has opposing viewpoints, as today´s gay activists do ad nauseam.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: saguni, 12/20/2013 6:07:15 PM     (No. 9662226)

Camile certainly has one thing right: many are, indeed, "complete cultural illiterates, etc. is because they are not being educated in any way to give respect to opposing view points." “I think that this intolerance by gay activists toward the full spectrum of human beliefs is a sign of immaturity, juvenility,” Paglia said. For over two hundred years, ten generations, children were raised to have the civility and good sense to listen to other viewpoints, and the intelligence to make logical arguments to promote their own beliefs, whether or not they persuade anyone.

When was the last time any LGBT speaker attempted to persuade with facts and logic?

Those with a militant pro-pervert agenda can not allow a back-and-forth discussion about the prevalence or appropriateness of their "lifestyle choice." They want to have absolutely no knowledge of how small their minority is, so they suppress all speech that has any component that may be factually neutral or critical of their viewpoint so they can pretend there is no "legitimate" dissent or honest objection to their behavior.

No gay person ever wants to hear the words "a biologically non-viable" sexual activity, yet the whole world understands what would have to result if everyone became homosexuals...it would end our species.


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Reply 48 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 12/20/2013 6:09:27 PM     (No. 9662230)

yo yo... Camille Paglia and Clarice Feldman.....two of the most BRILLANT women....EVER!!!! Smooches to them both!!

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Reply 49 - Posted by: pensom2, 12/20/2013 11:03:49 PM     (No. 9662422)

When someone with whom I may sometimes disagree says something profoundly insightful, I respect that. I don´t denigrate the person and their comment just because they have said other things that I don´t like or that I may find inconsistent.

I often enjoy Camille Paglia´s insight. I don´t care if she uses the word "homophobic." I don´t care if she votes dem. I don´t care if she´s an atheist at the moment. I like the way she thinks on her own and ably defends her viewpoint. How refreshing.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Lalo, 12/20/2013 11:50:51 PM     (No. 9662452)

Boatload of likes, 49.

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is "hellbent" on passing amnesty legislation, and other GOP leaders are signaling to donors and lobbyists that they also want to pass legislation this Congress, even though attempting to do so would depress the GOP base and create divisions within the party ahead of 2014´s midterm elections that could give Republicans control of Congress. According to the Wall Street Journal, Boehner told donors at a Las Vegas fundraiser in March that he was "hellbent on getting this done this year." After he met with President Barack Obama at the White House in February, Boehner said that

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´
Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

Hillary Clinton´s New Book Title
Has Already Been Used by a
Former Secretary of State
National Journal, by Matt Berman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 11:50:44 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton´s upcoming memoir, which is expected to look back at her time as secretary of State, now has a name: Hard Choices. Which is an okay title! She no doubt had to make some tough decisions while at State, and has at least one big decision to make coming up in the next year or so. But the former Cabinet member and possible future presidential candidate may have been better served by a different title—like, say, Tough Decisions. Because Hard Choices has already been used. By another former secretary of State. In 1983, Cyrus Vance, who served as secretary of State

The United States of SWAT?
National Review Online, by John Fund    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 11:48:33 AM     Post Reply
Regardless of how people feel about Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management over his cattle’s grazing rights, a lot of Americans were surprised to see TV images of an armed-to-the-teeth paramilitary wing of the BLM deployed around Bundy’s ranch. They shouldn’t have been. Dozens of federal agencies now have Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams to further an expanding definition of their missions. It’s not controversial that the Secret Service and the Bureau of Prisons have them. But what about the Department of Agriculture, the Railroad Retirement Board, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Office of

Hillary Book to Be
Called ´Hard Choices´
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 11:46:43 AM     Post Reply
"HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON’S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES, AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING HER FOUR YEARS AS AMERICA’S 67TH SECRETARY OF STATE, AND HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES DRIVE HER VIEW OF THE FUTURE," reads a description of the book by the publisher. “All of us face hard choices in our lives,” Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the center of world events. “Life is about making these choices, and how we handle them shapes the people we become.” In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New

‘Patriot Party’ gathers at Bundy’s Nevada
ranch, Reid deems them ‘domestic terrorists’
Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 11:44:47 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy “domestic terrorists” Thursday, turning up the rhetorical heat on the already tense situation at the Nevada cattle operation. “Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not. They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,” Mr. Reid in remarks at a luncheon, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which sponsored the event. “… I repeat: What went on up there was domestic terrorism.” The Nevada Democrat was referring to the hundreds of Bundy backers — some armed, some from out of state — who congregated at the ranch last week in

Hillary Clinton Praises
‘Incredibly Brave’ Young
Woman Admitting Undocumented Status
New York Observer, by Colin Campbell    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/17/2014 7:51:42 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton today praised a 19-year-old woman who broke down crying at an event today as she revealed that she is an undocumented immigrant. The former first lady, secretary of state and potential 2016 presidential candidate encountered the passionate young woman while taking questions at a “Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation” event at the Lower East Side Girl’s Club in Manhattan, “I have a very different glass ceiling than some of the girls are exhibiting here. For the first time publicly I want to say that I’m an undocumented immigrant,” said the woman, named Nova, who quickly began to tear

The ´War on Women´ Failed in 2012
Wall Street Journal, by Michael Medved    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/17/2014 7:48:13 PM     Post Reply
President Obama is suddenly upset about the alleged wage gap between men and women, but he´s not responding to a national economic crisis. Instead, he is attempting to revive the "war on women" theme that, according to Washington wisdom, helped carry Democrats to victory in 2012 and might do again in 2014. If this narrative were true, the White House could spend the year demonizing Republicans as women-hating creeps, driving women to the polls in November and helping the party hold the Senate. But the conventional analysis isn´t accurate. National exit polls from 2012 show scant success for the war-on-women

Judge Strikes Down Costly
Provision Of Dodd-Frank
Investors Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/17/2014 7:08:34 PM     Post Reply
Regulation: In a victory for common sense, a federal judge has voided a race-based mandate of the Dodd-Frank Act that would have cost manufacturers and retailers billions in compliance expenses. Marking the first time a court has ruled that a provision of Dodd-Frank violates the Constitution, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that the financial "reform" law´s bizarre rule requiring companies to disclose whether their products contain "conflict minerals" from Africa violates the First Amendment. As we´ve argued, the rule had zero to do with financial reform and was sneaked into the law by Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters

Regulator Without Peer
Wall Street Journal, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/17/2014 7:01:32 PM     Post Reply
Anyone wondering why the U.S. economy can´t seem to grow at its usual pace should examine one product category where production is booming: federal regulation. Washington set a new record in 2013 by issuing final rules consuming 26,417 pages in the Federal Register. While plenty of government employees deserve credit for this milestone, leadership matters. And by this measure President Obama has never been surpassed in the Oval Office. The latest rule-making tally comes from the Competitive Enterprise Institute´s Wayne Crews, who on April 29 will publish his annual review of federal regulation in



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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
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Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
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Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
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Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
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Former US president joins
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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
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FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

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With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

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Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:34:40 AM     Post Reply
Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already


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