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, August 29, 2014

THIS DAY IN TWITCHY: AUGUST 28, 2014



ABC's Terry Moran wants no 'weasel words': 'Say it. Russia has invaded Ukraine'



Quick question, media: Russia invades Ukraine...Who is shocked today?



This Paul Begala flashback tweet and replies will have you in tears...of laughter



'We got this!' So, how's that Russia 'promise of hashtag' deal going, State Dept.'s Jen Psaki?




This Joe Scarborough, Mia Farrow and Ronan Farrow convo might be the creepiest thing ever











'3 a.m. already?' Hillary makes '#hardchoice,' bravely speaks out on Ferguson







Strategy? What strategy? Behold 'the Obama Doctrine in one sentence'





Vox ready with 'more sympathetic interpretation' of president's 'no strategy' comment






If not ISIS, what? Here are a few #ThingsWeHaveaStrategyFor

'Awkward'! Does Krystal Ball have a strategy to forget about this 2012 tweet?


'The Bear Is Molting'? Obama's suit leaves public 'perplexed'








Barry's amazing technicolor press conference inspires





'Smart take': What Obama's suit means for...gender equality?



What message is Obama sending with that tan suit? Rapper El-P has an idea





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PJTV AFTER HOURS: DISLOYALTY TO AMERICA!

Is national loyalty becoming a relic of a former age? What will it take to become loyal again?



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Thursday, August 28, 2014

THREE MARTINI LUNCH: AUGUST 28, 2014

National Review's Andrew Johnson joins Greg to discuss the Ohio governor's race leaning Republican, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's Little League strike out, why single women STILL don't like the GOP, and whether our universe is a hologram.



GOP survey confirms Republicans have a real problem with single women
Republicans have known they have a problem with women voters for decades, but the problem has become especially pronounced in recent cycles. The gender gap among women voters favoring Democrats has only grown wider in the Obama-era. But the first step to crafting a prescription aimed at addressing a problem is to identify it accurately and with clinical precision. To that end, Republican groups commissioned a GOP poll of registered women voters. Their findings were not pretty.
Politico was provided with a copy of the survey's results, some of which were unsurprising but others were. While it is no great shock that the GOP performs "especially poorly" appealing to women in the Northeast, it is surprising and problematic for the party that they get the same reception from women in the Midwest.
Moreover, the report found that even the GOP's areas of traditional strength, like financial issues, are met with a cold reception by women due to their opposition to the Republican Party on other issues.
The GOP does perform better with married women than they do single women – the poll found that married women back a GOP candidate over a Democrat by 10 points – but this is not enough to close the gender gap. In 2012, women made up 53 percent of the presidential electorate. Barack Obama won that demographic by 55 to 44 percent, despite losing married women (who made up 31 percent of the electorate) by 53 to 46 percent...
Also read:

Will gun control sink Connecticut's Democratic governor?

What's the matter with Kansas?

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AFTERBURNER: OBAMA'S EARLY CHECK OUT





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YESTERDAY'S HEADLINES TODAY - VOL. 407



How Obama Caused ISIS

The Islamic State Has Nothing to Do With Islam?

The government is getting into the fact-checking business. Be very, very afraid...

Politically Drowning on Immigration, Dems Seek 'Government Shutdown' Lifesaver

Jindal Sues Obama Admin Over Common Core

Warren Buffett Betrays America

Obama Appoints Far-Left, Soros-Backed Wonk to Labor Department

Mutual Aid Societies: It's Amazing What People Can Do Together

Asian-bashing Dems and the doormat minorities who enable them

Radfems Versus Trans: A Different Breed of Catfight

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THIS DAY IN TWITCHY: AUGUST 27, 2014



Who else wants to see Rob Lowe vs. NY Mag's lib writer Jonathan Chait? Here you go!








We never thought we'd see the day we agreed with a WH strategy. Can get on board with THIS one



Lapdog days of Summer: How do you know a Democrat is in the White House?

Jim Geraghty shares son's pun-tastic Twitter manners advice that's 'too good'



They'll 'eat this up': Dana Perino blasts Obama's plan to join UN's climate 'name & shame'




Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announces Common Core lawsuit against Obama administration






Can't decide which one cracks us up most: These 2 perfect tweets sum up lefty Burger King absurdity



Sister of Boston Marathon bombers arrested … for making bomb threats



'Clicks first, facts later': Vox's cred gets whacked after 'Sopranos' scoop









'Give it up, champ': Matt Yglesias can't dig his way out of 'Sopranos' Vox-hole







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RED EYE - AUGUST 14, 2014 FULL EPISODE



Greg welcomes guests James O'Keefe and Sherrod Small.

PBS to Broadcast Documentary With 'Deeply Humanizing' Portrayals of...Late-Term Abortionists?
On Monday, the PBS series "POV" will air "After Tiller." The show's web page promoting the film describes it as "a deeply humanizing and probing portrait of the only four doctors in the United States still openly performing third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Kansas." Who knew that these murderers of late-term pre-born babies — Dr. LeRoy Carhart, Dr. Warren Hern, Dr. Susan Robinson and Dr. Shelley Sella — could be such great people?
Many of the usual suspects are involved in developing, promoting and underwriting the film. Taxpayers are by definition partially on the hook, given that $445 million for fiscal 2014 was allocated to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in October of last year.
The film's primary funder has been The Fledgling Fund, whose "about" page describes it as "driven by the passionate belief that film can inspire a better world." So enabling late-term abortions is not just some kind of unfortunate necessity to help downtrodden women. It’s a positive thing which brings us "a better world." Wow.
Also read: Sorry NARAL, Most Americans Aren't Pro-Abortion

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY: AUGUST 27, 2014



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

Additional news and views from around the Catholic world:

Syriac patriarch calls Islamic State actions 'attempted genocide'

Prioress of Dominican Sisters in Iraq chronicles ISIS takeover, expresses fears and frustrations

Call to Arms: Christians Joining Forces Against ISIS

Archbishop Lori: Be vigilant against threats to religious freedom in the U.S.

California Places Abortion Mandate on Catholic Universities' Insurers

Law group defends pro-life students restricted to college 'speech zone'

The Meaning of "Objectively Disordered"

A New Cancer Study – And the Media Can't Handle the Truth

New Abortion Controversy Roils Irish Politics

Is the EU's Flag Really a Marian Emblem with the Central Figure Removed?

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THREE MARTINI LUNCH: AUGUST 27, 2014

Jim and Greg discuss turning the border crisis from a national issue into a local one, Obama going around Congress to pursue his climate agenda, and blaming Republicans for Ebola.



Dear Leader's new power grab: A climate change treaty without Senate ratification
It's not a "new" treaty, apparently, if they're rewriting an old treaty that's already been ratified. Maybe that's a sneak peek of Obama's Syria policy too. Instead of asking for a new AUMF against ISIS, he could issue an "addendum" or whatever to the 2001 AUMF against Al Qaeda. Come to think of it, that's his approach on immigration too. The mega-amnesty he's getting ready to uncork isn't being presented as new policy, even though it would legalize five million people or more. It's being presented as a discretionary application of law that's already on the books.
Turns out every bold new move Obama wants to make as president has already been authorized by statute, as if prophesied. I'm almost grateful in hindsight that he asked Congress to pass ObamaCare instead of deciding that some clause buried in the original Medicare bill allows him to order universal health care by fiat...
Also read:

McConnell: Obama's Congressional Bypass with UN Treaty 'Does Serious Damage' to 'Rule of Law'

Dana Perino on Obama's latest bypass of Congress: 'The UN will eat this up, just eat it up!'

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TRIFECTA: THE DARK STATE RISES, PART 2





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YESTERDAY'S HEADLINES TODAY - VOL. 406



ISIS and the Virtue of Moral Clarity

White House: Unlike Some Other People, We Don't View Things Through a Political Lens

Michael Brown Funeral: Cop-Lynching Pep Rally

The Myth of Republican Racism

Jesse Jackson and the Renewed Fight to Racialize America

Children Raped, Thanks To Political Correctness

Celebrating Women's Equality Day

'It Takes More Than Identifying as a Feminist to Understand Feminism'

College board mandates left-wing narrative for AP U.S. History

29 biased statements in the AP U.S. history redesign

THIS DAY IN TWITCHY: AUGUST 26, 2014



'Feminists and pajama boys' clutch pearls after Sofia Vergara sketch at Emmys








Here is the Sofia Vergara Emmy sketch panty-twisting hypocrisy exposed. And boy, was it easy






'Get a sense of humor'! Actress Shannon Tweed slams busybodies losing it over Sofia Vergara sketch




'The Emmy for best tweet goes to...' Gain scored with this 'Breaking Bad' tweet



Reporter: State Department unsure why there's 'confusion' over U.S. ISIS strategy

Report: Lois Lerner's Blackberry destroyed after congressional probe begun




'Might as well join the ISIS': Lefty comments to Burger King are hilarious




Pelosi complains about cost of Boehner lawsuit, gets called out on hypocrisy




#SendBackOurMarine: Calif. assemblywoman hand-delivers letter to Mexican president

Joy Reid sounds 'Florida fire alarm'; Rick Scott outdraws both Dem opponents






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