It’s a heck of a lot easier to sell a false victim narrative than it is to take responsibility for failed families, failed political ideologies, and rampant criminal behavior.
It’s a lot easier to manufacture a “white Hispanic” police wannabe out of a tri-racial neighborhood watch volunteer, than it is to admit that the community had to form a neighborhood watch in the first place because of the rash of crimes committed by other young criminals like Trayvon Martin.
It’s so, so much easier to cast blame, than it is to accept responsibility. And so this is what Melissa Harris-Perry does, instead of helping change a violent subculture that disproportionately victimizes other minorities.
And the cycle will continue.
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Repeal every blasted word of ObamaCare.
Abolish the IRS. Put the IRS agents on the border.
Stop the out of control regulators at the EPA and alphabet soup of Washington.
Defend our constitutional rights. All of them.
Restore America’s leadership in the world as a shining city on a hill.
The U.S. Treasury Department has rebuffed a request by House Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R- Wis., to explain $3 billion in payments that were made to health insurers even though Congress never authorized the spending through annual appropriations.
… DOJ lawyers wrote that the Boehner lawsuit was incorrect in saying that the payments required annual appropriation. “The cost sharing reduction payments are being made as part of a mandatory payment program that Congress has fully appropriated,” the brief read.
But this argument is undercut by the administration’s own previous budget request.
… asked Congress for an annual appropriation of $4 billion to finance the cost-sharing payments that year and another $1.4 billion “advance appropriation” for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, “to permit CMS to reimburse issuers …”
In making the request, CMS was in effect acknowledging that it needed congressional appropriations to make the payments. But when Congress rejected the request, the administration went ahead and made the payments anyway.
you might think that militant Islam’s relentless assault against the Jews, and the left’s tacit support of that assault in their vicious and mindless campaign against Israel’s existence, are just part and parcel of Evil’s millennia long war against the people of the Bible. But great news: it’s not that at all. In his response to the Islamist slaughter of four people in a kosher supermarket in Paris, Obama said the victims were just “random folks,” …killed randomly by other random folks randomly killing random folks randomly. So Jews, you don’t have a thing to worry about. Isn’t that terrific?
Interesting choice of words, right there. And surprisingly candid as well, although perhaps not intentionally so.
Foot-in-the-door (FITD) technique is a compliance tactic that involves getting a person to agree to a large request by first setting them up by having that person agree to a modest request. The foot-in-the-door technique succeeds owing to a basic human reality that social scientists call “successive approximations”. Essentially, the more a subject goes along with small requests or commitments, the more likely that subject is to continue in a desired direction of attitude or behavioral change and feel obligated to go along with larger requests. FITD works by first getting a small ‘yes’ and then getting an even bigger ‘yes.’
It’s just a modest little request, all they want is a tiny little say-so regarding one tiny little aspect of the free, independent and uncontrolled internet. Ok?
Sorta like saying they’re gonna outlaw machine guns if that’s ok? Sounded ok in the beginning – until an unelected bureau started routinely re-defining the term ‘machine gun’ to include more and more different types of guns.
Sorta like saying they’re gonna outlaw armor-piercing ammo. Yea, that sounds reasonable … until an unelected bureau starts re-defining that term as well.
Sooner or later, all guns will be of the machine type and all ammo will be of the armor-piercing variety.
What door is Hillary referring to? And why do they need to get a foot in it? A door that requires getting your foot in is a door that is closed and guarded. Most doors can be traversed freely and unimpeded. There must be a reason if a door is guarded. And if one needs to resort to psychological trickery to get through a door then one must necessarily not share the guard’s concerns for what’s on the other side.
Hey, don’t yell at me. Hillary said all that in just six words.
According to YouGov, only 47% of Americans think Obama loves America.
… despite an establishment media that hyped him into power and continues to aggressively spin in his favor, and despite 85% of Democrats dutifully believing or pretending that he does love the country, Barack Obama is seen as meaning the country well by a minority of the population.
This implies that on the whole we no longer see the federal government as representative, but rather as being hostile to our heritage and to us.
It also demonstrates the 47%er’s warped perception of America. The America they think Obama loves is not the same America the rest of us love. They, and their figurehead president, are in love with an America that would be the product of their unabridged fundamental transformation.
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… the book blames the “global slump we are living through” on capitalism, adding it “is the predictable manifestation of a crisis-prone economic system rooted in production for profit rather than for human need. … [F]or the sake of human development and ecological sanity it needs to be overthrown.”
… a hodgepodge of left-leaning activism causes and different, creative ways to take a stand for such beliefs, entries written by Capitalism2a parade of scholars from across the globe who openly profess support for and are engaged in liberal, socialist and communist activism.
Communists teachers and communist professors teaching communism in universities? Yea, well, they got their feet in that door back in the 60’s and 70’s.
Shoulda nuked Woodstock.
In contradiction to the Congressional Black Communists who only think (or hope)(or wish) they speak for all black Americans.
Can you imagine the hubris of this woman — who has largely disappeared from public view as her “Smart Power” diplomacy initiatives have left the Middle East a boiling cauldron of death, torture, and pain — to dare lecture middle class Americans on making ends meet?
The motives of Obama and his Iranian-born chief adviser Valerie Jarrett are truly unknown. But their actions make clear this much: they are intent on seeing Iran become a nuclear power.
As for their rationale …