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The left, language, and political change

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 4:00pm 7/14/2019 at 4:00pm
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The left recognized early on that changes in language are not superficial, and it became a big tool of theirs.

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AT&T Plans to Automatically Block Robocalls in ‘Coming Months’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 12, 2019 at 9:00am 7/12/2019 at 9:00am
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When we revisited our AT&T Uverse plan, my husband and I decided to cut the landline we have had for over 20 years. We chose this route because we didn’t want to spend $20/month for robocalls that always rang. The pitches were wide-ranging: Solar panels, timeshares, carpet cleaning. My favorites were...

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Detroit Music Festival Reverses Course, Won’t Charge White People More for Tickets

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 3:00pm 7/11/2019 at 3:00pm
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After facing a serious backlash, a popular Detroit music festival has dropped its controversial plan to charge white concertgoers twice as much as people of color.

The AfroFuture Fest sparked outrage with its ticketing model for the Aug. 3 event that saw people of color paying a maximum of $20 compared to...

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Colin Kaepernick Quotes Frederick Douglass Out of Context, Gets History Lesson from Sen. Ted Cruz

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 5, 2019 at 2:00pm 7/5/2019 at 2:00pm
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Revisionism is a scourge. Cherry picking quotes to suit your own political agenda, when those quotes are in no way congruent with your agenda, is just as bad.

Colin Kaepernick did just that, plucked a Frederick Douglass quote out of context and tweeted it with a patriotic gif. And then Ted...

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Justice: Police Believe They’ve Identified Viral Blue Bell Licker, Say Charges Will Be Filed

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 8:00pm 7/4/2019 at 8:00pm

In what can only be described as an act of a terror a woman opened up a half gallon of Blue Bell ice cream (the best ice cream in the country), licked it, and returned it to the freezer of a WalMart in Lufkin, Texas.

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Baby Trump Balloon can’t use helium during #SalutetoAmerica celebrations

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 2:00pm 7/4/2019 at 2:00pm
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As my talented colleague Mike LaChance reported, the President Donald Trump as essentially launched the biggest set of political fireworks ever by enhancing the capital’s Independence Day celebration.

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Long-standing Kentucky Eye Glass Charity in Jeopardy, Told by Local Regulating Boards Their Operations Are Illegal

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 5:00pm 7/2/2019 at 5:00pm
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Local Bureaucracies Are The Absolute Worst, Volume Eleventy Gazillion.

Kendall Optometry Ministry, Inc. was created in 2003 and has been serving homeless people around the world ever since. They provide gently used eye glasses to those unable to afford them. Their equipment has been used in 79 countries.
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Austin, TX, Will Allow Homeless to Camp on Sidewalks, But Not in Front of City Hall

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 7:00am 7/2/2019 at 7:00am
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We have pointed to the massive homeless problems in Seattle, Portland, and Los Angeles. Now the city of Austin, Texas, has decided it wants to take a step closer to the same future.

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Country Time Lemonade Will Pay Permits, Fines for Kiddos’ Lemonade Stands

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 24, 2019 at 6:00pm 6/24/2019 at 6:00pm
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Cities and local municipal governments are typically the worst offenders in the realm of individual liberty. They make everything from hair braiding to giving meals to the homeless to a pop-up lemonade stand illegal but for proper permit.

Country Time Lemonade has their own legal aide program that promises to help out...

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Toy Story 4: Pixar’s Unnecessary Sequel Is Worth the Watch, Heartbreaking Send-off and All

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 21, 2019 at 9:00pm 6/21/2019 at 9:00pm
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I felt nothing going into the newest Pixar film Toy Story 4. Truthfully my reaction to Pixar films has been exceptionally cold since Toy Story 3 was released nearly a decade ago. Other than the exceptionally well done Inside Out and the beautifully well made if somewhat forgettable Coco their output...

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Portland Oregon Using Boulders to Deter Homeless Camps

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 21, 2019 at 7:00am 6/21/2019 at 7:00am
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Like many other cities, Portland, Oregon is dealing with a growing homeless problem. In some parts of the city, they are preventing the creation of tent encampments by installing lots of large rocks.

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Celebrating Juneteenth

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 9:00pm 6/19/2019 at 9:00pm
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I first blogged about Juneteenth in 2015. As I noted then, the day’s significance is almost criminally under appreciated.

Over the last few years, the 19th of June and its significance, are slowly gaining national popularity, reverence, and acknowledgment.

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Wolfenstein Developer Repeats Obnoxious “Nazi Occupation of America” Rhetoric at E3 Show

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 14, 2019 at 5:30pm 6/14/2019 at 5:30pm
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This past week has come and gone with the year’s largest video gaming show. Every June, E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) is used as a trade show for the largest video game developers to show off their slate of upcoming games for the next two years. Bethesda Softworks brought back the development...

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Linda Fairstein Speaks in her Own Defense After Netflix ‘Central Park Five’ Controversy

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 9:00am 6/12/2019 at 9:00am
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As we pointed out recently, Linda Fairstein, the New York City sex crimes prosecutor who handled the famous ‘Central Park Five’ case, has been subjected to a purge after the premiere of a new Netflix program on the subject.

She claims the program has distorted the truth and maligned her unfairly. Now...

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The Greg Gutfeld Show Now Outpacing Many Left Wing Late Night Shows in Ratings

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Getting Hired to Drive a Weinermobile Reportedly Harder Than Getting Into Harvard

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 27, 2019 at 3:00pm 5/27/2019 at 3:00pm
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Who knew this market was so competitive? I guess it makes sense, when you consider the cool vehicle you get to drive.

The New York Post reports:

Why becoming a Wienermobile driver is harder than getting into Harvard

Kyle Edwards and Hayley Rozman, two recent college grads in their early 20s, are at a...

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Star Trek’s “Mr. Sulu” actor pondering challenge to “Cocaine Mitch” McConnell

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 6:00pm 5/25/2019 at 6:00pm
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Over 50 years ago, an episode of Star Trek (The Naked Time) featured the crew being infected with a mysterious disease that completely removed people’s emotional inhibitions.

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