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

Monday, December 22, 2014

SNL: AND NOW A FEW WORDS FROM DR. EVIL...

Dr. Evil interrupts Sam Smith's Christmas special to address North Korea and Sony Pictures directly about the hack.



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KLAVAN & WHITTLE: THE WALKING DEAD

PJTV Member Maxsmodels asks whether TV shows like "The Walking Dead" are promoting gun rights and the Second Amendment. Andrew Klavan and Bill Whittle think so. Hear why, as they discuss the popular AMC television program about a global zombie apocalypse. Have television writers and producers realized there is little money in promoting their own values? Are we about to witness a new found respect in Hollywood for the Bill of Rights and conservative viewpoints? Hear the answers.



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AFTERBURNER: STORIES LIBERALS TELL





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Sunday, December 21, 2014

YESTERDAY'S HEADLINES TODAY - VOL. 514



Two NYPD officers are shot and killed in a cowardly ambush in Brooklyn

Chuck Todd: Christie may come out on the losing end of the donor fight with Bush

Bush and Tenet Healthcare Corp

Why Did John Kerry Just Apologize for America?

Rand Paul Personalizes His War on Marco Rubio at His Own Political Risk

McConnell: I'm on Team Rubio in regard to Cuba

The Knives Come Out for Senators Cruz and Lee

Why Even Common Core Supporters Are Changing Their Minds

Anti-Scott Walker prosecutorial skullduggery in Wisconsin exposed

M$NBC's Ed $chultz $till Raking In Hundreds of Thousands of $$$ From Unions

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THIS DAY IN TWITCHY: DECEMBER 20, 2014



'Stupid and dangerous': Obama admin releases more Gitmo detainees





'Just got locked in a store': Mall of America fills up with protesters; Police threaten arrests; Updated



'Speak the truth': Stacey Dash's takedown of Al Sharpton heartily endorsed





Two police officers killed in Brooklyn in 'execution-style' slaying; Shooter reportedly takes own life; Update: 'Quite simply, they were assassinated'








'Can they breathe?' Execution-style killing of two NYPD officers celebrated; 'Salute the shooter'


Rapper The Game to murdered NYPD officers: 'I guess y'all 'can't breathe' either."


#PoliceLivesMatter: Michelle Malkin warned in columns of growing anti-police vigilantism




'Noxious and outrageous': Geraldo Rivera questions role of 'harsh anti-police rhetoric' in cop killings



If only these morons hated cop-killers as much as they hate Stacey Dash




'Too little too late': Eric Holder calls for 'forging closer bonds' between police and communities they serve





What does Al Sharpton find 'reprehensible' about Saturday's cop killings? The answer is unbelievable








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FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT - CANDLE OF LOVE

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Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ your Son was made known by the message of an Angel, may by his Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of his Resurrection. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David: and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. Who having heard, was troubled at his saying and thought with herself what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God. Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb and shalt bring forth a son: and thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the most High; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever. And of his kingdom there shall be no end.

And it came to pass that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of David. He was to be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child. And it came to pass that when they were there, her days were accomplished that she should be delivered...




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REQUIESCAT IN PACE

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THE ANGELUS DOMINI - DECEMBER 21, 2014

Every Sunday and on the main liturgical feasts, the Pope recites the Marian prayer of the Angelus with the pilgrims. Before and after the prayer, he delivers a brief reflection and issues greetings.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

YESTERDAY'S HEADLINES TODAY - VOL. 513



Here's what Cuba really needs, Mr. Obama

A Dictator's Best Friend: Obama rescues tyrants from Havana to Damascus

Obama Provides Economic Lifeline to Cuba

Castro's Last Hurrah

Bitter half alert: Mrs. Obama's self-serving tales of racialized victimhood

What the Stats Actually Say About Racially Motivated Killings Involving Cops

Do Black Lives Really Matter to Liberals?

Will Diversity Destroy the Left?

How Western Media Enable Islamic Terrorism

What's Conservatism Without Liberty?

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THIS DAY IN TWITCHY: DECEMBER 19, 2014



War! Azealia Banks calls Iggy Azalea a 'Clueless White Girl' and nicknames her 'Itchy Areola'






What's really behind it? Martha MacCallum questions reason for Sony's 'submission'

'A Fish Called Tawana': Al Sharpton's Hollywood takeover sparks #SharptonApprovedMovies



'Best photo of 2014?' Is this Kim Jong-un viral version of Ellen's Oscars selfie cracking you up too?


'Genius': That green MPAA ratings screen gets perfect NoKo makeover


See how BuzzFeed unintentionally supplied evergreen headline for dismal Obama admin

'I ain't buying it': Obama says blacks are 'better off' than when he came into office





'James Flacco needs a new publicist': President Hollywood butchers 'Interview' actor's name




'Wins Twitter today': Joe Flacco helps Obama after Franco flub


'Argh': Touré wades into 'The Interview' debate, forgets to bring his floaties



'ISIS would like a word': Vox's Zack Beauchamp says 'war is going away'


'Onesies can be prophetic': FNC's Jenna Lee learns a new-mom lesson


Shocking photo reveals where Kim Jong-un got idea to target, intimidate filmmakers




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RUMOR PATROL! SELENA, MILEY, BEY & JAY...



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THE JIM AND MICKEY SHOW - EPISODE 16 #TJAMS

THANK YOU NOTES: RUDOLPH, CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Jimmy pens thank you notes to eggnog, mall Santas and other things...



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Friday, December 19, 2014

CLEVVER NEWS #DHR - DECEMBER 19, 2014



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PJTV'S THE RUNDOWN: DECEMBER 19, 2014

Jeb Bush prepares for a potential 2016 Presidential bid! The National Labor Relations Board hands down two big rulings! Plus, Hero or Zero of the week!



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THIS WEEK'S SNL PROMOS; AMY ADAMS HOSTING!

The always amazing Amy Adams is hosting Saturday Night Live this week with musical guest One Direction. These promos are hilarious! Also, click here to see Amy go head-to-head with Jimmy Fallon in the classic drinking game Flip Cup...with a seasonal twist.



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EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY: DECEMBER 19, 2014



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

Additional news and views from around the Catholic world:

Celebrating Christmas in the West Bank Presents Challenges

Syrian refugee children get taste of normalcy at Good Shepherd center

Catholic Radio bringing voice to voiceless in Uganda

Concern mounts in India over persecution of religious minorities

Jihadist Attacks in the West "Not Going to Stop," Terrorism Expert Warns

Welcome the Stranger, Even at Christmas Eve Mass

What is a Holy Family?

Renewal Amid Divisions

The Catholic Weakness

Fifteen Minutes for the New Homophiles

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THREE MARTINI LUNCH: DECEMBER 19, 2014

National Review's Jim Geraghty joins host Greg Corombos. Today's topics: Mitt Romney leads the push to release The Interview online, Paramount refuses to let theaters run Team America: World Police, and CNN's Gloria Borger compares President Obama to Superman (and Santa).



Journalist on CNN: Hey, don't we have a responsibility not to offend Kim Jong Un?
No, free people do not have a responsibility to not offend psychopathic dictators who are normally in the business of executing their fellow citizens when offended. We are not subject to Dear Leader's censorship rules unless we voluntarily submit ourselves, which is what all these companies have done by refusing to release "The Interview."
This argument is similar to the one I was surprised to see Greta van Susteren make last night, which I disagreed to on Twitter and John McCormack addressed on air:

Sharon Waxman, a journalist who has worked for the Washington Post and founded The Wrap asks, "What is the thought process behind making a movie in which we decide to depict, for our amusement, the assassination of a living foreign leader?" The same thought process behind "Team America" and "Naked Gun" and a thousand other films both serious and funny which depict the deaths of living foreign leaders because we are a free people who can make art and social commentary on any number of things and people who are dangerous. The notable exception of late has been, of course, Islam. Now we've added the vanity of psychopaths. Neither is healthy. She then likened this goofy comedy to yelling "Fire" in a crowded theater.
I put up a petition to have "The Interview" released, which I've never done before, but I found this episode especially, intensely disturbing. I was trying to get to the bottom of why and this is what I came up with. It's that it seemed like an easy win. Like, sure, maybe the majority of Americans aren't deeply engaged on foreign policy matters and don't contemplate or really feel the consequences of various appeasements on the world stage. But surely this American culture would at least stand tall for a dumb, stoner comedy and the promise of future dumb, stoner comedies. And, yet even on this…crumble and fold. Yikes. The addition of the cave on "Team America" has just added to my despair.
Sign or share if you want. It makes me feel better to know that there are others who are dismayed.
I probably shouldn't be surprised there are a fair number of people who think mere offense is a reason to get rid of speech and artistic expression. It's the core of what pretty much everyone learns in college these days. As illustrated by this liberal intellectual who calls "The Interview" white privilege or something:


Also read:

The North Korean Hacking Threat Hits Close to Home

5 Times We Made Fun of a North Korean Dictator...And Got Away with It

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YESTERDAY'S HEADLINES TODAY - VOL. 512



White House aides: Obama feels liberated and ready to be the president he always wanted to be

Obama's Bailout for Communist Dictators

Obama Didn't Tell the Whole Story About Cuba

Hillary Clinton Secretly Pushed Cuba Deal for Years

How Republicans could stop Obama's Cuba ploy

For Cuban Exiles, Obama Ploy Another Highwire Act in the Circus of Communism

Cuba Protects America's Most Wanted Criminals

Castro's Hipster Apologists Want to Keep Cuba 'Authentically' Poor

The tortoise and the hare

Is the "Draft Warren" Campaign a Piece of Proggie Performance Art?

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THIS DAY IN TWITCHY: DECEMBER 18, 2014



#GamerGate points out the 'delicious irony' of Seth Rogen

185 women, kids kidnapped by Boko Haram and the U.S. response is a tweet

'Can I eat that?' Kim Jong-un gets the respect he deserves

Shakedown? Al Sharpton meets with Sony's Amy Pascal to discuss race in Hollywood

'Gives new meaning to #SonyHack': Amy Pascal asked Richard Grenell WHAT?!

Professor who hates Republicans claims to object to headline, 'It's Okay to Hate Republicans'

Harvard president orders investigation into boycott of 'microaggressive' SodaStream machines

'You fraud': Nobody's buying White House spin on Obamacare 'gains'

'And here is a picture of Italy': Geography-challenged CNN fails again

Coverage of Tsarnaev pretrial punctuated by 'Free Jahar' groupies

Though 'terrified' of Montel Williams' followers, Salon's 'Stop worshiping men in uniform' writer tries again

'Can't watch it enough!' Bush, Obama face off in 'Vine of the year'



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