A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Bonfire of the Humanities
Wall Street Journal, by Dan Henninger

Original Article

Posted By:Pluperfect, 5/15/2014 5:39:37 AM

It´s been a long time coming, but America´s colleges and universities have finally descended into lunacy. Last month, Brandeis University banned Somali-born feminist Ayaan Hirsi Ali as its commencement speaker, purporting that "Ms. Hirsi Ali´s record of anti-Islam statements" violates Brandeis´s "core values." This week higher education´s ritualistic burning of college-commencement heretics spread to Smith College and Haverford College. On Monday, Smith announced the withdrawal of Christine Lagarde, the French head of the International Monetary Fund. And what might the problem be with Madame Lagarde, considered one of the world´s most accomplished women? An online petition signed by some 480 offended Smithies said

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: mathman, 5/15/2014 5:59:38 AM     (No. 9849211)

Core value: my mind is made up, so do not confuse me with facts.
It had to come to this. Blatant refusal to listen to another opinion. Silencing the opposition is evidence that you do not have a solid grip on what you believe. That is why the IRS went after the Tea Party. The Tea Party opposes universal Government control of everything. This is a good idea, and therefore must be silenced.
The new liberals are the old mossbacks!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: gam, 5/15/2014 6:51:47 AM     (No. 9849249)

Ayaan Hirsi Ali was a victim of Islam long before she was a critic. Perhaps Bill Ayres can speak at all those gradutions.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: shamus, 5/15/2014 7:02:09 AM     (No. 9849258)

Liberals have ruined our schools.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Rather Read, 5/15/2014 7:20:17 AM     (No. 9849276)

In my small university, there are plenty of hipsters/progressives/nuts around. I only have a few years before I retire, so I mostly keep quiet and pray.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: Udanja99, 5/15/2014 8:19:13 AM     (No. 9849358)

Smithies screeching about patriarchy is to be expected - it´s the lesbian capital of the world.

I´m so glad that my daughter opted out of college and went to vocational school instead. She´s been employed full time since the Monday after her Saturday high school graduation.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: jinx, 5/15/2014 9:22:59 AM     (No. 9849448)

It is pretty obvious that the inmates are in charge of the asylum.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: craige, 5/15/2014 10:13:58 AM     (No. 9849534)

The offended students are supporting a religion that practices female circumcision. I believe Ms. Hirsi Ali is a victim of such torture.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: StuartL, 5/15/2014 3:14:36 PM     (No. 9849979)

Female anatomy possesses no features that admit of circumcision.

Call it what it is, #7 and everyone: genital mutilation.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    8 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 784247




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Pluperfect"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Pluperfect"



Small desert town will remember
Harry Reid even after he moves on
Los Angeles Times, by John M. Glionna    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/22/2014 5:29:05 AM     Post Reply
One of the few signs of this mining town´s most celebrated resident sits out on its lonely eastern flanks, disappearing into the desert like a dusty after-thought. Harry Reid Road is paved for just a few hundred yards before it turns to dirt, on its way to the town cemetery, where many of its namesake´s family members are buried. There´s an elementary school in his name nearby. When it comes to his obvious mark on this town, Reid´s legacy is scant, and that´s how the U.S. Senate majority leader has apparently always wanted it. Born and raised here, the miner´s son who

Somali-Americans leave homes,
friends in Minnesota to fight
alongside ISIS jihadis
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/22/2014 5:16:45 AM     Post Reply
As many as 15 Somali-American men have left their homes in Minnesota in recent months to travel to the Middle East and join up with ISIS, the jihadist army at war with Syria and Iraq, according to Minnesota Public Radio. The fighters appear to have made the decision to go fight with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/Levant while the terror group was fighting to overthrow Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, but some may now be in Iraq, where the marauding group is seeking to topple Baghdad. "A Muslim has to stand up for [what´s] right," Abdirahmaan Muhumed told MPR News through a

It’s Official: The Boomerang
Kids Won’t Leave
New York Times, by Adam Davidson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/22/2014 4:28:43 AM     Post Reply
Annie Kasinecz has two different ways of explaining why, at age 27, she still lives with her mom. In the first version — the optimistic one — she says that she is doing the sensible thing by living rent-free as she plans her next career move. After graduating from Loyola University Chicago, Kasinecz struggled to support herself in the midst of the recession, working a series of unsatisfying jobs — selling ads at the soon-to-be bankrupt Sun-Times, bagging groceries at Whole Foods, bartending — in order to pay down her student loans. But she inevitably grew frustrated with each job

   

 

B-G1


 
Louisiana Gov. Jindal claims ´rebellion
brewing´ against Washington
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/22/2014 4:26:02 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Saturday night accused President Barack Obama and other Democrats of waging wars against religious liberty and education and said that a rebellion is brewing in the U.S. with people ready for "a hostile takeover" of the nation´s capital. Jindal spoke at the annual conference hosted by the Faith and Freedom Coalition, a group led by longtime Christian activist Ralph Reed. Organizers said more than 1,000 evangelical leaders attended the three-day gathering. Republican officials across the political spectrum concede that evangelical voters continue to play a critical role in GOP politics. "I can sense right now

Feds to Fly Hundreds of
Migrants to California
Associated Press, by Elliot Spagat    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/22/2014 4:19:42 AM     Post Reply
The Border Patrol will fly nearly 300 Central American migrants from south Texas to California for processing, an official said Saturday, as the government seeks to ease the workload on agents at the nation´s busiest corridor for illegal crossings. There will be two flights Monday with 140 passengers each — one bound for San Diego and one for El Centro, about 100 miles east of San Diego, said Paul Beeson, chief of the Border Patrol´s San Diego sector. The two flights were expected to continue every three days, Beeson told The Associated Press, but it´s unclear for how long. They will be

A Guide to Fast-Moving Events in Iraq
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/22/2014 4:16:05 AM     Post Reply
BAGHDAD -- Sunni militants who have been sweeping through northern Iraq shifted their focus to Anbar province, taking two strategic towns in the volatile region west of Baghdad. Heavily armed Shiite rivals, meanwhile, paraded in several cities in a show of force that underlines risks that the conflict could be headed toward a sectarian showdown. A guide to the events that unfolded Saturday: CAPTURED TOWNS Spearheaded by al-Qaida breakaway group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Sunni fighters took the town of Qaim on the Syrian border after a daylong battle Friday, while Rawah along the Euphrates River fell on Saturday.

Consumer Financial Protection
Bureau already sinking into scandal
Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/21/2014 2:13:25 PM     Post Reply
It’s great to have Uncle Sam looking out for the little guy, isn’t it? That’s why it was such a super-duper, nifty idea for Washington to summon into being the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. It was created as part of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act back in 2010, but was originally the brainstorm of now Senator Elizabeth Warren. (You may recall she was initially slated to head the agency, but that was derailed by Congress.) So now that they are on the job, keeping citizens safe from big banking fat cats and ensuring financial responsibility and

Every Senior V.A. Executive Was Rated
‘Fully Successful’ or Better Over 4 Years
New York Times, by Richard A. Oppel, Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/21/2014 2:09:20 PM     Post Reply
All of the 470 senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs received annual ratings over the last four years indicating that they were “fully successful” in their jobs or even better, according to data released at a congressional hearing on Friday, despite delays in processing disability compensation claims and problems with veterans’ access to the department’s sprawling health care system. None of the department’s senior executives received either of the two lowest of five possible job ratings, “minimally satisfactory” or “unsatisfactory,” in any of the past four fiscal years. The data also showed that in 2013, nearly 80 percent

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
11 Million Americans Are Now on Disability –
More Than Population of New York City
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/21/2014 5:29:05 AM     Post Reply
The number of Americans on disability now exceeds the number of people in New York City. More than 5.4 million workers and their dependents have signed up to collect federal disability checks since President Obama took office. Disability beneficiarias soared past 11 million for the first time in US history. CNS News reported: The total number of disability beneficiaries in the United States topped 11 million for the first time last month, increasing from 10,996,447 in April to a record 11,004,507 in May, according to new data released by the Social Security Administration.

Ted Kennedy’s bricks-and-
mortar legacy taking shape
Washington Post, by Karen Tumulty    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/21/2014 5:26:39 AM     Post Reply
Boston philanthropist and power broker Jack Connors recalls being a bit puzzled by the call he got from his state’s senior senator in May 2008. He did not consider himself part of Edward M. Kennedy’s inner circle, so when Kennedy started enthusing about his plans for a grand tribute to the U.S. Senate to be built next to his brother’s presidential library, Connors thought: “I wonder why he’s telling me all of this?” It turned out Kennedy wanted Connors to head up a massive fundraising operation to bring the project into existence. “Senator, I have absolutely no idea how to raise $90 million

10,000 free spirits,
nudists to gather in Utah
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/21/2014 5:11:40 AM     Post Reply
SALT LAKE CITY - Authorities are bracing for nudity, drugs and general free-spiritedness during a counterculture gathering that began near Salt Lake City this week, compelling a pair of nearby Mormon church-owned girls´ summer camps to move elsewhere. The first attendees are setting up camp at the annual Rainbow Family gathering, where attendance is expected to total about 10,000. They have begun building kitchens and setting up tents in advance of their July 4 celebration. Most visitors have come without incident through the closest town of Heber City, said Wasatch County Sheriff´s Deputy Jared Rigby. But even just a few menaces have

Pa. man charged with helping to slay
216K Jews during World War II
Washington Times, by Douglas Ernst    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/21/2014 5:07:49 AM     Post Reply
An 89-year-old Pennsylvania man is wanted by Germany for charges of helping to slay 216,000 Jews during World War II. Johann Breyer, who immigrated to the U.S. in 1952, was arrested Tuesday at his home. He is believed to have joined the Waffen SS at age 17 and assisted in the killing of Jews at the Auschwitz and Buchenwald Nazi concentration camps, Reuters reported Friday. Germany has issued a warrant for his arrest, U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy Rice said at Breyer’s court appearance in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, Business Insider reported Friday. Mr. Breyer’s lawyers assert that the elderly suspect should



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



The Lost IRS E-mails Exist!
60 replie(s)
American Thinker, by William A. Routt    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 6/21/2014 6:46:15 AM     Post Reply
I have been listening all week to TV pundits lamenting that Lois Lerner’s hard drive has been destroyed, and therefore her e-mails are lost. This is simply not the case. I never cease to be amazed at the lack of understanding of how the e-mail system works. When you write an e-mail, it goes to your server to be sent to the person you e-mailed. Your server keeps a copy of that e-mail, and of all your e-mails – sent and received. When you create all the folders in your e-mail program that you use to save e-mails in...these are also

   

 



 
Stunning: DHS solicited bids
for vendor to handle 65,000
unaccompanied minors -- IN JANUARY!

44 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 6/20/2014 4:22:38 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration’s claim to have been surprised by the wave of children flooding over out borders may turn out to be another political lie of the year. Sundance of Conservative Treehouse noticed a very peculiar advertisement: On January 29th of this year, the federal government posted an advertisement seeking bids for a vendor contract to handle “Unaccompanied Alien Children“. Not just any contract mind you, but a very specific contract – for a very specific number of unaccompanied minors: 65,000. • Why would DHS and ICE be claiming “surprise” by the current influx of unaccompanied minors on the border

Paul Ryan’s Finest Hour
32 replie(s)
New York Sun, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 6/21/2014 11:03:03 AM     Post Reply
Call it Paul Ryan’s finest hour. It’s a video of the congressman from Wisconsin confronting the commissioner of Internal Revenue over the missing Lois Lerner emails. It’s easy to see why the clip is going viral on the Web. It is one of those rare moments when Congress loses its temper and a major figure says what the American people are thinking. They don’t believe Commissioner John Koskinen is telling the truth. They don’t believe him. Mr. Koskinen protested. No one believed that either. Mr. Ryan’s ire was triggered by the suggestion of one of the Democrats that Mr. Koskinen

´We did not know´: 9 times the
Obama administration was blindsided

30 replie(s)
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/21/2014 4:42:48 AM     Post Reply
The unfolding sectarian violence in Iraq is just the latest crisis where the Obama administration seemingly has been caught off guard. From the Veterans Affairs scandal to Russia´s swift annexation of Crimea, news of the world somehow keeps taking the commander-in-chief and his team by surprise. The following is a refresher of major domestic and foreign policy developments that, apparently, were news to the White House. 1. Islamist militants gaining in Iraq

S.D. Republican Party calls
for Obama impeachment

29 replie(s)
Argus Leader [Sioux Falls, South Dakota], by David Montgomery    Original Article
Posted By: ruready?- 6/21/2014 10:15:50 PM     Post Reply
The South Dakota Republican Party state convention passed a resolution calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama Saturday. The resolution says Obama has "violated his oath of office in numerous ways." It specifically cites the release of five Taliban combatants in a trade for captive U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, Obama´s statement that people could keep insurance companies, and recent EPA regulations on power plants. "Therefore, be it resolved that the South Dakota Republican Party calls on our U.S. Representatives to initiate impeachment proceedings against the president of the United States," the resolution reads. Allen Unruh of Sioux Falls sponsored

Hunger in America: Kids of Ivy League Parents
Starving without Michelle Obama’s Intervention

28 replie(s)
Townhall, by Charlotte Hayes    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 6/21/2014 8:48:04 AM     Post Reply
First Lady Michelle Obama recently drew on her personal experience as a parent to justify her vastly unpopular intervention into the public school lunch program: Before coming to the White House, I struggled, as a working parent with a traveling, busy husband, to figure out how to feed my kids healthy, and I didn’t get it right.Our pediatrician had to pull me aside and point out some things that were going wrong. I thought to myself, if a Princeton and Harvard educated professional woman doesn’t know how to adequately feed her kids, then what are other parents going through who don’t have

Inside the jealous feud between
the Obamas and ‘Hildebeest’ Clintons

27 replie(s)
New York Post, by Edward Klein    Original Article
Posted By: FleetUSA- 6/21/2014 7:36:55 PM     Post Reply
Outwardly, they put on a show of unity — but privately, the Obamas and Clintons, the two power couples of the Democrat Party, loathe each other. “I hate that man Obama more than any man I’ve ever met, more than any man who ever lived,” Bill Clinton said to friends on one occasion, adding he would never forgive Obama for suggesting he was a racist during the 2008 campaign. The feeling is mutual. Obama made ­excuses not to talk to Bill, while the first lady privately sniped about Hillary. On most evenings, Michelle Obama and her trusted adviser, Valerie Jarrett, met in a quiet corner of the White House residence.

Is Obama Manchurian?
27 replie(s)
The Aspen Times, by Glenn K. Beaton    Original Article
Posted By: mytoocents- 6/22/2014 4:01:31 AM     Post Reply
I still think President Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, even though for 14 years he allowed his literary agent to circulate a bio blurb stating he was born in Kenya, and even though for many years he attended a church where his pastor friend shouted such things as “God damn America!” I still think that he just pretended to be Kenyan to be cool, to sell books and, perhaps, to get a foreign student scholarship at those colleges from which he refuses to release his transcripts. He’s probably not actually Kenyan. But as I speculated

Why Hillary Clinton Will Win in 2016
27 replie(s)
Real Clear Politics, by Carl M. Cannon    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 6/22/2014 10:20:16 AM     Post Reply
At the end of the Civil War, but before the pernicious reach of Jim Crow undermined the Union Army’s battlefield victory, former slaves and free blacks found themselves in possession of a most precious right -- the right to vote. It didn’t matter if a man had been a war hero in the famed, all-black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment or a house servant in a Southern plantation. All that mattered was that he was a man. To say that this development didn’t sit well with the progressive-minded women of this country is an understatement. Before the war, the abolitionist movement and
Author corrected. Please post full name.

Obama: My ´top priority´
is the economy

25 replie(s)
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 6/21/2014 9:25:38 AM     Post Reply
As President, my top priority is rebuilding an economy where everybody who works hard has the chance to get ahead. That’s what I’ll spend some time talking about on Monday, at the White House Summit on Working Families. We’re bringing together business leaders and workers to talk about the challenges that working parents face every day, and how we can address them together.

Woman, 25, faces life in prison
for stopping on highway to rescue
ducklings and causing crash that
killed a father and his daughter

24 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: snakeoil- 6/21/2014 9:25:09 PM     Post Reply
A woman who parked her car on a highway to rescue ducklings has been found guilty of causing the deaths of a motorcyclist and his daughter who slammed into her vehicle. Emma Czornobaj was convicted by a jury on Friday on two counts of criminal negligence causing death, a charge that carries a maximum life sentence, and two counts of dangerous driving causing death, which comes with a maximum of 14 years in jail. The 25-year-old was charged in the deaths of Andre Roy, 50, and his daughter Jessie, 16. She wiped away tears when the verdict was delivered to

The patent office goes out of bounds
in Redskins trademark case

23 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Jonathan Turley    Original Article
Posted By: DaddyO- 6/22/2014 7:06:08 AM     Post Reply
The decision this past week by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to rescind federal trademark protections for the Redskins may ultimately tip the balance in the controversy over the 80-year-old name of Washington’s football team. If so, that would be a shame. Not because there’s insufficient reason to consider the name “disparaging to Native Americans,” as the patent office determined. Many of us recoil at the reference to skin color as a team identity. The problem is that the Redskins case is just the latest example of a federal agency going beyond its brief to inappropriately insert itself in

   

Post Reply   Close thread 784247





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS