THE NARRATIVE AND POLITICAL CORRECTNESS


Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen. -George Orwell

Friday, May 22, 2015

THE CONSEQUENCES OF REDEFINING MARRIAGE

Dr. Joanna Rose is a campaigner for the rights of the children of sperm donation & surrogacy. Here she explains how legalizing same-sex "marriage" would deny many children the right to have any knowledge of their father or, in the case of surrogacy, their mother.



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THE JIM AND MICKEY SHOW - EPISODE 37 #TJAMS

"I'M GAY AND I'M VOTING NO. HERE'S WHY..."

Keith Mills and Paddy Manning give powerful and compelling reasons for voting NO to redefining marriage on May 22. Use your vote. Vote No. See more at Keep Marriage.



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A DEBATE ON IRELAND'S MARRIAGE REFERENDUM

The Republic of Ireland is holding a national referendum on Friday regarding same-sex "marriage" and whether or not it should be a right under the Irish constitution. Essentially, the Irish will decide through a popular vote what the Supreme Court will decide for us next month here in the States.

The debate below took place last week in anticipation of today's crucial vote. It will give you a decent understanding of what is at stake. It's not just about SSM itself but also the consequences for natural families and children should the YES campaign be successful. In this debate, Patrick Treacy (representing the NO campaign) made the better argument.

YESTERDAY'S HEADLINES TODAY - VOL. 653



NYT: Clinton e-mails included contradiction of early talking points on Benghazi

Sidney Blumenthal Fathers Yet Another Clinton Scandal

Clinton Foundation Silent on Blumenthal's Exit Date

The Fall of Palmyra Is a Strategic, Historical, and Human Loss

In defense of the natural family

Mental Health's LGBT Blind Spot

Gay "Marriage" Referendum: Ireland Expected to Vote In Favor

The New Homophiles: Muddying the Meaning of Family

Anti-Catholic Salon.com Cheers Church's Decline as 'Good News for the Country'

Mad Max and the Dream-Work of Homosexuality

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THIS DAY IN TWITCHY: MAY 21, 2015



Devastating release of carbon emissions has ancient Syrian city of Palmyra now under ISIS control

'Hasn't read the papers yet'? It's official: ISIS has chased Obama into Fantasy Land

'You're Baghdad Bobbing': Josh Earnest deemed 'detached from reality' on ISIS

'No it isn't. Idiot.' So, Jonathan Capehart doesn't seem to get how free speech works

St. Louis prosecutor responds to protest outside her home; Demonstrator's pillow starts own Twitter account

Hilarious! Has George Stephanopoulos' involvement with the Clintons gone too far? You be the judge

Next level 'primary state pandering': Hillary Clinton turns over Twitter account to 'supporter'

'TRANSPARENCY, baby!!' On email release, Hillary went to great lengths to 'make this task impossible'

'Get excited,' America! Blunderwoman Hillary wants 'a mulligan' on her campaign

Clinton Foundation neglected to report $26 million in speaking fees from banks, foreign governments, schools





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Thursday, May 21, 2015

LYING LIARS, FAKED DATA & SAME-SEX "MARRIAGE"

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This revelation should not surprise anyone. Lying is standard operating procedure for the anti-religious fanatics who are pushing same-sex "marriage" on our culture.
A study claiming that gay people advocating same-sex marriage can change voters' minds has been retracted due to fraud.
What's more, the funding agencies credited with supporting the study deny having any involvement.
The study was published last December in Science, and received lots of media attention (including from BuzzFeed News). It found that a 20-minute, one-on-one conversation with a gay political canvasser could steer voters in favor of same-sex marriage. Not only that, but these changed opinions lasted for at least a year and influenced other people in the voter's household, the study found.
Donald Green, the senior author on the study, retracted it on Tuesday shortly after learning that his co-author, UCLA graduate student Michael LaCour, had faked the results. Science posted an official "editorial expression of concern" — a very big deal in the science world — on Wednesday afternoon.
"I am deeply embarrassed by this turn of events and apologize to the editors, reviewers, and readers of Science," Green, a professor of political science at Columbia University, said in his retraction letter to the journal, as posted on the Retraction Watch blog.
This American Life, the hugely popular radio program that featured this study in an episode in April, interviewed Green on Wednesday about the problems with the study.
"There was an incredible mountain of fabrications with the most baroque and ornate ornamentation. There were stories, there were anecdotes, my dropbox is filled with graphs and charts, you'd think no one would do this except to explore a very real data set," Green told the show's host, Ira Glass.
Speaking of anecdotes, Rod Dreher has one that deals with rampant fraud in academic research:
A graduate student friend in medicine told me not long ago that she had decided to take her medical career in a different direction after an internship at a highly prestigious research institution. She said she observed the widespread practice of graduate students fudging data to get desired results - this, with the full knowledge, consent, and even encouragement of their supervisors.
It wasn't major fraud, she said, but it was fraud, and it was done as part of a general ethos of tweaking scientific results to get the outcome needed to guarantee grant money. Nothing political there, but she said the whole experience disillusioned her about the supposed disinterestedness of science.
The method, she said, is supposed to be disinterested, and it is, but science is still carried out by scientists, who are human beings, not robots. She didn't want to be the sort of scientist who got sucked into the maelstrom of ego and competition for grants, fearing that she would start to fudge data because everybody else was doing it.
It makes one wonder what other lies have been told by LGBT fanatics in service to The Narrative...

Also read: Marriage, Marketing, and Intimidation

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BATF: MAY 21, 2015

Welcome to the Burueau of Alcohol Tobacco and Friends! This week, regular panelists Leon Wolf of RedState, F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, Neal Dewing of The Federalist, and Jeff Blehar of the Ace of Spades Decision Desk are joined by producer Aaron Gardner of RedState, Heather Wilhelm of RealClearPolitics (filling in for Scott Lincicome) and Brandon Finnigan of the Ace of Spades Decision Desk. Conversation topics this week will include Mattress Girl Emma Sulkowicz and #FakeRape, the 2016 GOP debates, and foreign policy.



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TDC: IS TOTORO THE GOD OF DEATH?



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CLEVVER NEWS #DHR - MAY 21, 2015



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EWTN THE WORLD OVER - MAY 21, 2015



In this week's EWTN The World Over, Raymond Arroyo reviews the headline news of the week, plus:

Lt. Colonel Sargis Sangari (U.S. Army, Ret.), former U.S. special forces officer and founder of the United Assyrian Appeal talks with Raymond about the American response to the ISIS advance, especially the fall of Ramadi & Palmyra this week.

Raymond is joined by Kirsten Powers, Fox News contributor, to discuss her new book, The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech.

Finally, Raymond talks to Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council on the Family and postulator of the cause of Father Oscar Romero about the impending canonization, his recent speech on family at the United Nation and the Holy Father's upcoming visit to the United States.


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EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY: MAY 21, 2015



EWTN News Nightly's Brian Patrick presents the headline news of the day.

Additional news and views from around the Catholic world:

Church bells ring again after Christian villages are recaptured from Islamic State

Aleppo's Archbishop Calls in a Debt U.S. Christians Can Never Repay

Despite support from their president, Egypt's Christians are attacked by their Muslim neighbors

Heads LGBTs Win, Tails Christians Lose

Lying Liar: Mary McAleese's referendum claims are rejected

On "Reimaging" Northern Ireland

Liberty, Lies, and Statistics

40 Days for Marriage

Pope Francis: Parents Should Assert Proper Role as Educators, Not Yield to 'Experts'

Further Problems With American Eucharistic Practice

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YESTERDAY'S HEADLINES TODAY - VOL. 652



Jeb Bush Has Bigger Problems than His Iraq War Stumble

Can Hillary Clinton reverse the six-year decline in Democratic turnout?

LGBT Fascists Arm for Further War on Those Who Disagree With Them

Ireland, Look to America's Cautionary Tale on Gay "Marriage"

Can We Have Religious Liberty In Modern America?

Disgrace: 51% of Democrats, 37% of Republicans support making "hate speech" a crime

Let Them Eat Cake: The Victimization of Christian Bakers Signals it's Time to Fight Back

Thomas Jefferson & Radical Islam's War on the West

Indian Christians Appeal for Federal Protection after New Spate of Attacks

Moonbat Cautionary Tale: In Texas, Black Race Hustlers Throw White Liberal Female Under the Bus

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THIS DAY IN TWITCHY: MAY 20, 2015



Iowa Dems think Hillary is a 'bad mama jama,' but can't name any of her accomplishments while Sec. of State

Washington Post trashes Sarah Palin in its 'white bikers, black thugs' story

'I was making them feel unsafe': Press denied entry to Jim Harbaugh's meeting with 'aggrieved students'

Fired Marquette University professor who approved cop-killer mural had appealed for her exoneration

Thanks for the update, Sherlock: HuffPo reporter writes about ObamaCare's 'scary' high deductibles

'Mother of all retractions'? Falsified gay marriage study has Vox, WaPost, HuffPo and others issuing retractions

'Utterly clueless': Obama's 'indisputable science' lecture to Coast Guard grads called out

'Climate change just took over': Latest Ramadi news delivered from '#ObamaPerspective'

'Wait. WHAT?' Was this really Marie Harf's take on Ramadi?

'Oh, shut up'! Busybody Salon bemoans 'unbearable whiteness' of Letterman's last shows

'Sweet Meteor of Death, take me now': Are you ready for Chelsea Clinton's kids' book?



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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

ABC: ALWAYS BIASED CORPORATION

ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Does this disqualify the former Clinton Administration veteran from acting as a news anchor? Is ABC News tarnished as a biased news outlet? Find out.



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CLEVVER NEWS #DHR - MAY 20, 2015



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TRIFECTA: WHAT CLINTON DID TO ELIAN GONZALEZ





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EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY: MAY 20, 2015



EWTN News Nightly's Brian Patrick presents the headline news of the day.

Additional news and views from around the Catholic world:

Northern Ireland: Equality law is destroying religious freedom, says top barrister

'Gay cake' case: the libertarian argument for same-sex "marriage" has paved the way for intolerance

The Catholic Church's German Crisis

Fundamentalism vs. the Benedict Option

Benedict XVI and the Roots of Injustice

Catholic Conference on Homosexuality to Help Educators, Students

St. Louis Archdiocese Embraces the 'Dynamic Catholic' Challenge

The Reception of Holy Communion in the United States

My Papa's Secret: A Response to Frank Bruni

Two new 'Catholic' sitcoms, two very different reactions

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NERDIST NEWS: MAY 20, 2015



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YESTERDAY'S HEADLINES TODAY - VOL. 651



Republican Lawmakers: Scott Walker Dazzles on Capitol Hill

Uh Oh: Hillary Used Yet Another Private Email Address…That Her Lawyers Claimed Didn't Exist

White House: Our ISIS strategy has been a success overall

WaPo: Let's face it, Obama's ISIS strategy is a disaster

Why Does the Left Kowtow to Islam?

ISIS Rapes While Dem Senator Whines About Fictional 'Game of Thrones' Rape

Ferguson's Leftist Rent-A-Mobs Exposed

A Gunfight, Not a Riot: What Happened in Waco

The Benedict Option & Antipolitical Politics

Don't Hold A Funeral For Marriage Just Yet

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THIS DAY IN TWITCHY: MAY 19, 2015



Salon makes change to headline about Columbia student's 'Mattress Project,' alleged rape

Amb. Samantha Power lauds Columbia's 'Mattress Girl' alongside Afghanistan's women's cycling team

Sen. Claire McCaskill is done with HBO's 'Game of Thrones' after Sansa's 'gratuitous rape scene'

Michelle Malkin's awesome new book taking on Pres. Obama's 'you didn't build that' nonsense publishes today!

'Denial defined': Josh Earnest calls WH's ISIS strategy an 'overall' success

'What was he thinking?' Could Josh Earnest's Ramadi remarks BE any more twistedly tone-deaf?

Hillary Clinton dodges on TPP at Iowa small business event

'You've got to be kidding': Hillary answers Ed Henry with 'a giant F you'

Question time? MSNBC reporter stuck on plane with Hillary Clinton

'OMG!' @ExJon and @CalebHowe's 'new Hillary ad' will keep you 'awake all night'



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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

CLEVVER NEWS #DHR - MAY 19, 2015



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TRIFECTA: DEM HYPOCRISY VS. GOP DIVERSITY





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NERDIST NEWS: MAY 19, 2015



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EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY: MAY 19, 2015



EWTN News Nightly's Brian Patrick presents the headline news of the day.

Additional news and views from around the Catholic world:

What Catholics Forget about World Affairs: The Perils of Psychologizing Politics

Recollections and Insights of an Iraqi Christian

Obama Indifferent to the Persecution of Christians in the Middle East

Nearly every House member voted for this anti-human trafficking bill

Could Mother Teresa be canonized during the Holy Year for Mercy?

Population Control Has China Headed for 'Demographic Disaster'

Temporary Inattention or Willful Blindness: Why Did Michael Coren Leave the Church?

Documentaries to Get You Thinking

Courage and Faith at Benedictine College

Jean Vanier receives Templeton Prize

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YESTERDAY'S HEADLINES TODAY - VOL. 650



NYT: Banned from State Dept, Clinton Foundation crony advised Hillary on Libya anyway - while pursuing business there; Update: Another e-mail lie

How Did Clinton Conflict of Interest Schemes Work? Ask Sidney...

Surprise: Clinton Foundation got millions in Big Labor money - as "political" activity

Walker touts Wisconsin's education reforms

Boston University Professor Cited for Racist Tweets Accused of Bashing White Rape Victim

The Fall of Ramadi

Why Moms and Dads Both Matter in Marriage

I Don't Need No Daddy

'Mad Men' Ends: Finding Happiness In Advertising

Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea Embrace Complementarity

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THIS DAY IN TWITCHY: MAY 18, 2015



Cop-killer mural update: Marquette University's Assata Shakur tribute 'is being removed immediately'

'Going on a full month': NYT still frustrated by Hillary's dodging? (Here's what they'd do if they were serious)

'Servile hack': NYT reporter questions 'high horse' GOPers about Hillary's press access

Hillary sends reporters packing; Press stakes out restroom waiting for Rick Perry

'Misspelled 'cattle futures': Vox's awe over Hillary Clinton's 'investment strategy' dosed with reality

DNC's 'Mad Men' response to Marco Rubio declared a fail on multiple levels

'It's Barack! Really!' So, Obama's got his very own Twitter account, huh?

'What a sexist'! Someone's conspicuously absent from @POTUS Obama's follow list

'Don't hide your feelings': AP curious to see if @POTUS can still be 'eloquent' in 140 characters

In wake of biker shootout, Geraldo 'Gangster' Rivera says it's time to retire the 'T' word

Judicial Watch: Administration knew Benghazi attack planned 10 days in advance




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Monday, May 18, 2015

CLEVVER NEWS #DHR - MAY 18, 2015



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NERDIST NEWS: MAY 18, 2015



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THIS DAY IN TWITCHY: MAY 17, 2015



Argument continues whether white marathon bomber would be put to death were he white

'Damage already done': Backlash continues after MSNBC's removal of 'vile and disgusting' video

'Please keep us in your prayers': San Diego PD officer shot, is reportedly in 'stable' condition

'The JV Team': 'Ramadi has fallen' to ISIS according to Governor's spokesman in Iraq's Anbar province

'PERFECT!' Liz Cheney wants to know when the media are going to ask Obama, Clinton THIS burning question

Al Sharpton's daughter is suing NYC over a sprained ankle, but that didn't stop her from climbing a mountain in Bali

'White-on-white' violence erupts as biker gang 'thugs' kill 9 in shootout at a Waco, Texas restaurant

#StopWhiteOnWhiteCrime? Let's compare and contrast Waco to the 40 shot in Chicago 'since Friday'

Sally Kohn questions why the media is referring to the thug biker gangs who terrorized Waco as 'biker gangs'

Viewers of the #BBMAs are thinking the same thing: Is underwearless Chrissy Teigen high or drunk?



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