#JeSuisCharlie : Don’t think that the #CharlieHebdo attacks suddenly made the French support freedom of speech

Stolen, in it’s entirety, from Donald Douglas: In Wake of #CharlieHebdo March, France Cracks Down on Hate Speech. Wait. What? It was a nice march, but pessimists sure didn’t have to wait long to be proved correct. At the BBC, “Paris attacks: Dieudonne held as France tackles hate speech,” and the Guardian, “Dieudonné arrested over …

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The Danes Will Discuss It, Why Not Obama

Nicolai Sennels: “Cultural psychology: How Islam managed to stay medieval for 1,400 years” JANUARY 4, 2015 , BY NICOLAI SENNELS While almost all other cultures changed from primitive and medieval to democratic and egalitarian societies, one culture has managed to keep even its most brutal and backward traditions and values for 1,400 years until today. …

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How can the left be this stupid?

From Donald Douglas: Violent Leftists Shut Down Ron Wyden Town Hall in Portland All they want to do is shut things down. Damn thugs overran the place, and that was it. At Oregon Live, “Wyden town hall disrupted by ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ protests.“ And at Progs Today, “CHAOS ERUPTS As #Ferguson Protesters Shut Down …

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#COP20Lima : The seriousness of unseriousness

Via William Teach of The Pirate’s Cove, I found this article in The New York Times: Climate Deal Would Commit Every Nation to Limiting Emissions By Coral Davenport, December 14, 2014 LIMA, Peru — Negotiators from around the globe reached a climate change agreement early Sunday that would, for the first time in history, commit …

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Limping toward death

Via Donald Douglas, I learned of the struggle of The New Republic to survive: Shakeup at The New Republic: Foer, Wieseltier out; mag moves to N.Y. By Dylan Byers | 12/4/14 2:59 PM EST Franklin Foer and Leon Wieseltier, the top two editors at The New Republic, quit on Thursday amid a shakeup that will …

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What a real #WarOnWomen looks like

From The Victory Girls: She Was Executed For Killing Her Rapist: What Reyhaneh Represents by Ericka Andersen on October 27, 2014 A 26-year-old woman was executed in Iran this weekend. Her crime? Killing the man who raped her. Self-defense means nothing in Iran, especially if you are a woman. Reyhaneh Jabbari has been on death row for …

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Where are the liberal professional media when it comes to the government trying to shut down free speech?

Hat tip to Gretchen! City subpoenas pastors’ sermons in equal rights ordinance case By Katherine Driessen | October 14, 2014 | Updated: October 14, 2014 3:46pm Houston’s embattled equal rights ordinance took another legal turn this week when it surfaced that city attorneys, in an unusual step, subpoenaed sermons given by local pastors who oppose …

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Economics 101: It doesn’t matter how liberal you are, eventually you have to do something radically conservative like pay your bills

We have previously noted, in our 18th Century Technology category, the financial travails of newspapers these days. But it’s not just newspapers, and even companies owned and run by liberals are not immune from market forces: Bloodbath at CNN, HLN: Axing of 550 Jobs ‘Imminent’ Today’s news of a coming bloodbath at CNN and HLN …

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#Ferguson: We don’t know enough for informed commentary, but we do know that #AlSharpton is despicable

In today’s Philadelphia Inquirer crossword puzzle, 34 down was “Sharpton and Jolson,” the correct answer being “Als,” and I thought, what an insult to the actor and singer once called “the world’s greatest entertainer,” to be mentioned in the same breath with the famed race baiter. Things are going well for the man known as …

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