Nepal, Poverty, Inequality – and the Free Markets that can help

Help the victims of the Nepal earthquake. Donate to reputable charities, use the guide at Charity Navigator for some pointers  Natural disasters hurt the poor FAR more than they hurt the wealthy. It’s times like this that remind me WHY I’m motivated to help people understand and pursue the benefits of free markets.

After discussing Nepal – and being grateful for new global power India for stepping up so brilliantly, we discuss more philosophical issues – public versus private accomodation, media malfeasance, income inequality.

And how will we ever get past the mistaken belief that conservatives don’t care about poor people?

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THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Bring Back the Distinction Between Public and Private – http://thefederalist.com/2015/04/27/bring-back-the-distinction-between-public-and-private/

SCOTUS Arguments on Gay Marriage – http://www.scotusblog.com/2015/04/evening-round-up-todays-argument-in-obergefell-v-hodges/#more-227654

Should GoFundMe and Christian Bakers Be Treated the Same? We Ask (Daily Signal) – http://dailysignal.com/2015/04/28/should-gofundme-and-christian-bakers-be-treated-the-same-we-ask/

Ryan’s Article – For the Poor – http://freeradicalnetwork.com/for-the-poor/

Cato Podcast on – http://cdn.cato.org/dailypodcast/Poverty-and-the-Private-Sector.mp3

Income Inequality Is Not the Real Problem – http://www.patheos.com/blogs/standingonmyhead/2015/04/income-inequality-is-not-the-real-problem.html

The Corruption of City Paper (Baltimore) – http://imgur.com/gallery/QVh32

Salon Inciting Riots For Clicks – Reddit – http://www.reddit.com/r/KotakuInAction/comments/345swx/salon_is_inciting_riots_for_clicks/

Baltimore Mayor’s ‘Space to Destroy’ – http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/blog/bal-mayor-city-didnt-purposefully-allow-crimes-saturday-during-protest-20150427-story.html

Mike Rowe on HELPERS – https://www.facebook.com/TheRealMikeRowe/posts/983787714964705

Crowder Asks Muslim Bakeries to Bake Gay Wedding Cake – http://louderwithcrowder.com/hidden-camera-gay-wedding-cake-at-muslim-bakery/

Sweet Cakes Faces $135,000 Fine – http://nypost.com/2015/04/26/christian-bakers-face-135k-fine-for-refusing-to-make-cake-for-gay-wedding/

Gay Pride T-shirt Case – http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/04/28/christian-t-shirt-company-doesnt-have-to-print-gay-pride-festival-shirts-court-says/

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Political Messaging is Selling – Sales Tactics are Appropriate

Learn how to sell and you will learn how to be persuasive in political discussions. For an excellent example of brilliant selling, watch Carly Fiorina’s speech at the SBA List meeting. She sells the pro-life movement in a way that we all need to learn.

When you’re working to convert someone, they are not your opponent, they are your future ally, so think of them as a salesman would think of a future customer. You want to pull them over to your side, agree with them, make them agree with you, and then assume the close. Carly does this beautifully.

Do you agree with that? Nobody agrees with that! Even people who think they’re pro-choice don’t agree with that.

Then we discuss a few alarming tactics of the left – the horrific John Doe investigations in Wisconsin, and the media’s effective and easy to miss tactic of controversializing the right.

Learn the tactics of you opponent, and learn them well, so that you can defend against them.

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THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Carly Fiorina’s ‘Nobody Agrees with Democrats’ Abortion Platform – http://dailysignal.com/2015/04/21/carly-fiorina-nobody-agrees-with-democrats-abortion-platform/

Donald Trump v. Jonah Goldberg – http://twitchy.com/2015/04/21/resign-now-or-later-clown-prince-donald-trump-takes-on-stupid-guy-jonah-goldberg/

Jazz Shaw – How Much Does Culture Actually Drive Politics? – http://hotair.com/archives/2015/04/19/how-much-does-popular-culture-actually-drive-politics/

ACE – Democrat Scandals Can Never Be Reported Straight – http://ace.mu.nu/archives/356279.php

Wisconsin’s Legal Home Invasions – http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417155/wisconsins-shame-i-thought-it-was-home-invasion-david-french

The Schutzstaffel lives on. It’s known as the Wisconsin Democrat Party – http://www.floppingaces.net/2015/04/21/the-schutzstaffel-lives-on-its-known-as-the-wisconsin-democrat-party/

Weaponizing Children – http://freeradicalnetwork.com/weaponizing-children/

IJR – Hillary in NH – a Young Voter’s report – http://www.ijreview.com/2015/04/302663-i-am-a-young-person-living-in-new-hampshire-and-this-is-how-close-i-got-to-hillary-clinton-today/

Hillary’s Shifting Stance on Gay Marriage – http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/04/clinton-campaign-faults-media-for-shifting-line-on-205863.html?hp=l3_4

Williamson – Democrats Defend Political Persecution in Texas – http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/417245/democrats-defend-political-persecutions-texas-kevin-d-williamson

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They’ll Make A Weapon Out Of Anything

The left is always on attack, always prepared to turn any slight mistake into a weapon and use it against us. It’s exhausting to always have to defend against this stuff, but it’s what we have to do if we want to win.

In this week’s discussion we talked about recent examples of minor goofs, or simple questions that get turned into weapons by the left, and most importantly, how we are learning to prepare for, and respond to, the attacks that come our way.

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THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Ezra Klein’s Tostada Moment – http://twitchy.com/2015/04/13/voxs-ezra-klein-last-person-on-twitter-to-catch-tostada-auto-correct-in-rubio-tweet/

Rand Paul Punches Back – http://hotair.com/archives/2015/04/14/that-time-debbie-wasserman-shultz-sounded-just-like-mitt-romney-when-abortion-came-up/

Get to Cuba Before America Ruins It – http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/13/travel/cuba-travel-us-sanctions/index.html

Gwyneth Paltrow and SNAP – http://spectator.org/blog/62394/gwyneth-paltrow-takes-snap-challenge-fails-miserably

TSA REALLY Conspired to Grope People – http://denver.cbslocal.com/2015/04/13/cbs4-investigation-tsa-screeners-at-dia-manipulated-system-to-grope-mens-genitals/

The Amazing TSA Checklist – http://benswann.com/leaked-tsa-behavior-screening-checklist-is-a-joke/

Please Remove Your Shoes TSA Documentary – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1600841/

FRN’s ‘Ready for Hillary?’ video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wwd7zZCn-I

Hillary’s “Dead Broke” interview – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0owSPWLe9lc

When a Facbook Status becomes a Story – A New Low for Journalism – http://freebeacon.com/blog/a-new-low-for-journalism/

Hillary’s ‘Spontaneous’ Van Trip – http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/turns-out-that-spontaneous-hillary-van-trip-is-not-even-original/article/2562986

Students on Lockdown for Hillary Visit – http://www.ijreview.com/2015/04/296880-hillary-visits-college-see-everyday-iowans-students-locked-classrooms/?source=FBshare

‘Everyday Iowan’ Can’t Get Close to Hillary – http://www.ijreview.com/2015/04/296973-everyday-iowan-close-got-hillary-clinton-today/

SNL Hillary Announcement Skit – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXdNYXMQoy8/

Hillary Logos:

Andrew Malcolm – deleted emails – https://twitter.com/AHMalcolm/status/588020143730589696

Rick Wolff – Hillvetica – https://twitter.com/RickWolff/status/587944485751021568

CSteven – DOH – https://twitter.com/CSteven/status/587817556313968640

Sam7ToHillary – Preparation H – https://twitter.com/Sam7ToHillary/status/587808920292483072

Politibunny – Ha Ha Ha – https://twitter.com/PolitiBunny/status/587734785327439873

Ashe Schow – MEH – https://twitter.com/redsoutrage/status/587671330364923904

Greg Pollowitz – HO – https://twitter.com/GPollowitz/status/587365398846267393

Carl Todd Hand – replicator – https://twitter.com/CarlToddHand/status/586924626023858176

Michelle van der Broek – queen – https://twitter.com/mbroek_vd/status/587347518234746881

Media chase – https://vine.co/v/euQd1Dbvp1d

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Journalism is Dead – it’s all Media Activism now

Journalism is dead – it’s all media activism now. In fact, we should stop calling them journalists and call them Media Activists – or if there’s a better term we’d love to hear it.

The media has gotten SO stupid that it’s tough to tell sincere from satire. So we start out with a game – Salon.com tweets – real or satire. The real ones are so much worse than you think.

Then we move on to discuss the 7 stages of liberal legal action, and how we can use that framework to make sure we are fighting the battle based on the step we’re currently IN not the one we wish we were still in.

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THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Seven Stages of Liberal Legal Activism: – http://baseballcrank.com/archives2/2007/05/politics_eliot.php

Basics of Media Bias – http://freeradicalnetwork.com/basics-of-media-bias/

Story About First Business to ‘Publicly Vow to Reject Gay Weddings’ Was Fabricated Out of Nothing – http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/04/01/story-about-1st-business-to-publicly-vow-to-reject-gay-weddings-was-fabricated-out-of-nothing/

Trust Me I’m Lying – http://www.amazon.com/Trust-Me-Lying-Confessions-Manipulator/dp/1591846285

Libertarians for Compulsion! – http://freeradicalnetwork.com/libertarians-for-compulsion/

Your Rights Don’t Require My Participation – http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/your-rights-dont-require-my-participation-2/

Columbia Rolling Stone Report – http://www.cjr.org/investigation/rolling_stone_investigation.php

Rolling Stone Can’t Even Apologize Right – http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-04-06/rolling-stone-can-t-even-apologize-right

Rolling Stone Betrayed Women – https://storify.com/somethingfishie/rolling-stone-betrayed-women

The New Republic’s insane take on Rolling Stone – http://www.newrepublic.com/article/121462/rolling-stone-retracts-uva-rape-story-after-cjr-report

If You Understand Economics You’re a Bad Person – http://thepunditpress.com/2015/03/29/liberal-professor-if-you-understand-economics-you-are-likely-to-be-a-bad-person/

MO Food Stamps to Ban Steak and Seafood – http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/03/missouri-republicans-are-trying-to-ban-food-stamp-recipients-from-buying-steak-and-seafood/

KS Proposed Welfare Restrictions – http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2015/04/06/kansas-wants-to-ban-welfare-recipients-from-seeing-movies-going-swimming-on-governments-dime/?tid=sm_tw

The White Ghetto – http://www.nationalreview.com/article/367903/white-ghetto-kevin-d-williamson

FRN Resource List – http://freeradicalnetwork.com/introducing-the-frn-resource-list/

Brady Campaign Video Fail – http://dailycaller.com/2015/04/04/brady-campaign-runs-a-perverted-joke-video-to-appeal-for-more-gun-control-in-low-crime-states-video/

Ted Cruz Statement on Rand Paul Announcing Candidacy – https://www.facebook.com/tedcruzpage/posts/10153199140317464

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Conservative Ideas Can Win at the Personal Level

Our podcast discussion was uplifting even in the middle of truly depressing news. We started with the great and shocking news of a Philadelphia special election wherein the Republican candidate kicked Democrat butt. Martina White beat at 2 to 1 Democrat voter advantage. Seriously.

How did she do it, and how do we copy those tactics for our own efforts at converting folks to conservatism?

She won by meeting voters face to face, getting to know them, making politics personal. That’s where you reach folks, that’s where you change the preconceived notions. She also changed the language. She spoke about government acting not as a controlling parent (the Democrat way), not as a remote stranger (GOP wants no government and will let you die in the street), but as a partner helping you to reach the success that you want and deserve. THAT is language we all need to adopt.

Then we had to discuss some GOP not-so-good news. With Colorado’s crazy man, and Indiana’s RFRA chaos. There are some fundamental issues, basic issues, that we are losing, why? How do we not do those wrong things?

So we talked about it. And maybe part of the solution lies in not spending so much time retweeting the bad arguments, linking to and commenting on and against the other side’s messaging – but in creating our own instead. Even if we don’t get out in front, we can put our messages out there, rather than just defend against theirs.

It comes back to letting our ideas win at the personal level. One on one, from you to your readers, your friends. Don’t talk freaky weird policy, talk about conservative living.

And our first (I think) conspiracy theory segment – what the heck really happened to Harry Reid???? 

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THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Millennial Miracle in Philly – http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2015/03/29/millennial_makes_history_with_big_win_in_philly_126080.html

Andy Peth – Doctrine, Hosea, and Klingenschmitt http://www.thepartyofchoice.com/articles1/doctrine-hosea-and-gordon-klingenschmitt-by-andy-peth

Gay Marriage and Selma Envy – http://thefederalist.com/2015/03/31/gay-marriage-isnt-about-justice-its-about-selma-envy/?utm_source=The+Federalist+List&utm_campaign=425a42f2af-RSS_DAILY_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cfcb868ceb-425a42f2af-64129613

19 States with RFRA No One is Boycotting – http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/03/27/19-states-that-have-religious-freedom-laws-like-indianas-that-no-one-is-boycotting/

Obama to Catholic Church: Treat Divorced People and Gays Differently Or Else – http://www.redstate.com/2015/03/30/obama-to-catholic-church-treat-divorced-people-and-gay-differently-or-else/

Denver baker sued for refusing to write anti-gay slogans on cake – http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/USA-Update/2015/0122/Denver-baker-sued-for-refusing-to-write-anti-gay-slogans-on-cake
Andy Peth – Indy Pride – http://www.thepartyofchoice.com/articles1/indy-pride-by-andy-peth

10 Americans Helped by RFRA Laws – http://thefederalist.com/2015/03/30/meet-10-americans-helped-by-religious-freedom-bills-like-indianas/

5 Reasons for the Boycott in Indiana – http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2015/03/five-reasons-why-indiana-is-the-perfect-place-for-the-left-to-boycott

Andy Peth – Indy Pride – http://www.thepartyofchoice.com/articles1/indy-pride-by-andy-peth

Tim Cook, Hypocrite – http://www.redstate.com/2015/03/30/apples-tim-cook-dangerous-flaming-hypocrite/

Tim Cook Needs to Do Some Homework – http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-03-30/tim-cook-is-wrong-on-indiana-and-religious-freedom-laws

Tim Cook’s Apple Sweatshops – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2103798/Revealed-Inside-Apples-Chinese-sweatshop-factory-workers-paid-just-1-12-hour.html

NYC Councilwoman Wants to Bring Back Jim Crow – http://nypost.com/2015/03/27/nyc-councilwoman-it-might-be-beneficial-to-assign-public-housing-by-ethnic-group/

Criticism of Hillary is ‘Coded Sexism’ – http://www.mediaite.com/tv/hillary-supporter-alleges-coded-sexism-on-msnbc-ed-schultz-pushes-back/

What REALLY Happened to Harry Reid? – http://ace.mu.nu/archives/355841.php

Harry Reid is Lying – http://louderwithcrowder.com/harry-reid-is-lying-about-his-exercise-accident-and-i-can-prove-it/

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Division and separation are tearing us apart

Look around and all you see is people dividing each other into groups, separating themselves from others. That’s not bad in and of itself, but it really keeps us from moving forward in any meaningful way.

Pro-life folks position themselves apart from women in need, and can end up positioning themselves as a weird, offensive “other”.

Nanny statists separate parents from the ability to decide what’s best for their kids, and then wonder why kids seem un-parented.

Crony developers get tax breaks to add Section 8 units to their upscale apartment buildings – but make the poor enter through a separate door.

Federal workers make more than private sector counterparts, and don’t have the same concerns about performance, losing their jobs, not having retirement funds etc – they’re a different class, separate from the rest of us.

Not directly mentioned in the podcast, but it really is the theme tying things together – the more we separate ourselves into groups and subgroups, the weaker we seem to become – and the meaner, and unhappier.

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THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Be smart about sidewalk counseling signs – http://blog.secularprolife.org/2015/03/be-smart-about-sidewalk-counseling-signs.html

Trolling is SRS BSNS: A Picture’s Worth – http://freeradicalnetwork.com/trolling-is-srs-bsns-a-pictures-worth/

Our Campaign Against Advocacy by Andy Peth – http://www.thepartyofchoice.com/articles1/our-campaign-against-advocacy-by-andy-peth

NYC Board of Health’s new, stricter rules for day cares limit how much juice kids can drink, cut ‘sedentary’ time – http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/new-stricter-rules-nyc-day-cares-limit-juice-kids-article-1.2159906

Toughen Up, Buttercup – http://freeradicalnetwork.com/toughen-up-buttercup/

Breitbart, Malkin, Scott Walker, and Strategery – http://www.redstate.com/2015/03/19/breitbart-malkin-scott-walker-strategery/

A federal agency’s laundromat worker belongs to the 1 percent – http://watchdog.org/205152/pay-federal-workers/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=learnliberty&utm_content=Watchdog+Federal+worker+pay&utm_campaign=learnlibertycs+15

Government pays to house poor in luxury apartments with pools, wine cellars – http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/government-pays-to-house-poor-in-luxury-apartments-with-pools-wine-cellars/article/2561812

Poor Doors – http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/27/nyregion/separate-entryways-for-new-york-condo-buyers-and-renters-create-an-affordable-housing-dilemma.html

In College and Hiding From Scary Ideas – http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/opinion/sunday/judith-shulevitz-hiding-from-scary-ideas.html

Police Find No Evidence of Rape at UVA – http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/24/us/police-to-release-results-of-uva-rape-inquiry.html

She Who Hides From ‘Scary’ Ideas – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/aseal-tineh/freedom-of-expression-and-its-double-standard_b_6932410.html

Angry Feminist Backlash Not Enough To Get Young Hollywood Star To Change Her Views – http://www.westernjournalism.com/angry-feminist-backlash-not-enough-get-young-hollywood-star-change-views/

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Bibi, Poverty and Les Mis

Benjamin Netanyahu’s reelection, Mickey Kaus’s abrupt departure from The Daily Caller, why Justin Amash wants a Texas State Representative primaryed, hear about Felicia Craven’s latest article Poverty v. Amnesty (http://freeradicalnetwork.com/poverty-v-amnesty/) and discuss… Les Misérables?!

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THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Watch George Templeton on Foreign Matters Thursdays at 10pm! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Foreign-Matters/435306523174029

Mickey Kaus Quits Daily Caller – http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/03/mickey-kaus-quits-daily-caller-after-tucker-carlson-204135.html

Fox Makes It Easy for Amnesty – http://www.kausfile.com/2015/03/18/fox-makes-it-easy-for-amnesty/

‘Former Fetus’ Signs at Texas Capitol – http://www.texastribune.org/2015/03/11/former-fetus-signs-cause-stir-capitol/

Jason Villalba’s Very Bad Bill – http://legalinsurrection.com/2015/03/new-questions-about-texas-scandalous-cop-watcher-bill/

Villalba’s War on Bloggers and Gun Owners – http://www.battleswarmblog.com/?p=22949

Les Miserables and Criminal Justice Attitudes – http://blogs.berkeley.edu/2013/01/02/les-mis-why-do-we-idealize-jean-valjean-and-act-like-javert/

Rick Perry talks Criminal Justice Reform at CPAC 2014 – http://www.c-span.org/video/?318175-5/criminal-justice-issues

Poverty v. Amnesty – http://freeradicalnetwork.com/poverty-v-amnesty/

Andy’s ‘Back in Business’ Plan – http://www.thepartyofchoice.com/articles1/back-in-business

A Conservative Vision For Social Justice – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPOnzzB3OZs&feature=iv&src_vid=sDH4mzsQP0w&annotation_id=annotation_616529645

Starbucks’ #RaceTogether Fail – http://www.businessinsider.com/starbucks-race-together-campaign-2015-3

Twitter reacts to Starbucks #RaceTogether campaign – http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/03/17/the-snarkiest-tweets-about-starbucks-race-together-campaign/

Everybody Hates Starbucks’ #RaceTogether – http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2015/03/17/393562838/heres-what-people-are-saying-about-starbucks-race-together-campaign

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It’s The National Security, Stupid

Did the Secretary of State put the nation at risk? Tonight’s show began with coverage of the Hillary presser. The email scandal is still boiling, Hillary finally took a few questions, nothing surprising, all so very sad and predictable. How do we, as conservatives, talk about this is a way that will help our movement, help our side? It’s the National Security, stupid. Hillary’s homegrown email server is a humongous risk to the nation.

We haven’t quite gotten to the point in the scandal where we are discussing that with intensity, but we’ll get there, and we need to be ready for it. So we talk about how to talk about it, effectively.

Next we talked about how to recover from our ongoing disappointments with the Washington GOP. Still recovering from the disappointment with the DHS bill, but now it’s time to look for next steps. Fortunately there’s a stable of thoughtful, helpful writers out there that we can look to. Tying together articles from Jim DeMint, Jon Gabriel, Andy Peth, and Kurt Schlichter we find our way to optimism and energy.

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THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

 Hillary: I Have Two Phones – http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/hillary-clinton-i-have-two-phones/

Why the Clinton email server story matters — and why it may be worse than you think – http://www.geekwire.com/2015/why-the-clinton-email-server-story-matters-and-why-it-may-be-worse-than-you-think

A Message to my Fellow Republicans
Let’s stay out of the way of Hillary Clinton’s email fiasco – http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/03/clinton-emails-gop-115884.html

Will the GOP Majority Ever Stand for Anything? – http://dailysignal.com/2015/03/03/not-now-will-gop-majority-ever-stand-anything/

Ted Cruz Says GOP Leaders Planned To Cave On Immigration All Along – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/03/ted-cruz-immigration_n_6793748.html

A Federalist Moment – https://ricochet.com/a-federalist-moment/

Selling Like Girl Scouts – http://www.thepartyofchoice.com/articles1/selling-like-girl-scouts-by-andy-peth

MMFA Planned to Hire Investigators to Target Fox News – http://dailycaller.com/2012/02/13/media-matters-memo-called-for-hiring-private-investigators-to-look-into-the-personal-lives-of-fox-employees/

Schlichter – Knock Off The Loser Talk. This Fight Hasn’t Even Begun – http://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2015/03/09/knock-off-the-loser-talk-this-fight-hasnt-even-begun-n1966463

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Surviving Disappointment – Let Down by Washington, Again

Sometimes it’s just all so depressing – the left, the right, the general public – sometimes all you can do is recognize it and commisserate. That’s an important first step, and helps us get to the point where we can make things better.

The Left had a complete meltdown over Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress. Why? What the heck is wrong with them?

The DHS fight is over, the result is as expected – Obama and the Democrats got what they want. What do we do now? There isn’t a consensus, perhaps we’re still in the grieving period, anger, depression, etc – we’re not yet at the solutions stage.

We on the right hold some misconceptions about how low and middle wage families live and use money, If we want to be a more effective movement, with a larger base of support, we need to learn about this.

Hillary, Hillary, Hillary – first there was a foreign government funding scandal, that got tossed off the news pages because of the email scandal. Can’t the Democrats come up with a candidate that isn’t such a scandal magnet?

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THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

 Transcript of Netanyahu’s Address to Congress – http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/03/03/full-text-netanyahus-address-to-congress/?tid=sm_tw

My Response to Betrayal – http://www.thepartyofchoice.com/articles1/my-response-to-betrayal-by-andy-peth

House passes DHS funding bill – http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/03/03/sources-house-to-vote-on-homeland-security-bill-without-immigration-conditions/

5 Ways Hollywood Tricked You Into Hating Poor People – http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-ways-hollywood-tricked-you-into-hating-poor-people/

7 Things the Middle Class Can’t Aford Anymore – http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2014/10/25/cheat-sheet-middle-class-cant-afford/17730223/

Hillary’s E-mail Problem – http://hotair.com/archives/2015/03/03/state-department-on-second-thought-we-didnt-vet-those-clinton-foundation-donations/

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Dems in Disarray: Unions, elections, MSNBC, rich leftists

Sharing the good news about unions, elections, MSNBC and Leftists. Then a bit of a downer with some bad news about conservatives in media. We close with a shocking story about roving bands of youths taking advantage of bad weather.

Remember Wisconsin? Scott Walker’s victory there over the unions meant that the public sector unions couldn’t force people to pay dues, people got to choose. Their choice is no. Surprisingly, when unions have to compete for members in the free market they kind of fail. We took some joy in that.

There’s also been dramatic failure of the Democrat Party in Louisiana, worthy of celebrating.

In the media world, super lefty “news” channel MSNBC is having some trouble attracting and retaining an audience, and they’re retooling. Which way will they go? 

Did you hear about what Patricia Arquette said at the Oscars? Pretty basic boilerplate lefty garbage – super rich woman claims to be spokesperson for downtrodden women everywhere. Ho hum. Conservatives and most of America yawned. The left is having a MELTDOWN. Her statement was a “spectacular intersectionality fail”, whatever that is.

The left is eating its own, it’s sad and also hilarious to watch.

But then there’s our side. A group who KNOWS about culture, and fighting for conservatism in that arena, has chosen to spend their time and treasure on an effort that is seriously misguided. Just a very sad waste of precious resources. We do have to call out our own when they make mistakes – because we want them to do better.

We close with a truly terrifying story about a band of wild youths, and really bad weather, and shut ins, and no school, and crazy youth taking full advantage of the cover of darkness to do something unexpected.

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THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Walker’s anti-union law has labor reeling in Wisconsin – http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-wisconsin-walkers-anti-union-law-has-crippled-labor-movement/2015/02/22/1eb3ef82-b6f1-11e4-aa05-1ce812b3fdd2_story.html

CA Teachers Sue for the Right to Pay No Union Dues – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8x2QHXYGSQ

LA DEMOCRATS SUFFER ANOTHER HUMILIATING DEFEAT – http://www.lagop.com/blog/2015/2/21/la-democrats-suffer-another-humiliating-defeat-on-saturday

MSNBC Meltdown – http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/19/after-msnbc-axes-ronan-farrow-and-joy-reid-s-shows-is-chris-hayes-next.html

Social Justice at the Oscars – http://www.nationalreview.com/article/414278/oscars-where-leftists-get-bashed-not-being-left-enough-ian-tuttle

The horrible ‘Ronnies’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89stteZCS0Y

Roving Band of Youths Transform Neighborhood – http://madworldnews.com/teens-infiltrate-neighborhood/

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