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I believe some of this JP Sears’s material has been shared on Ricochet before and I’m sure some of you are already familiar with his videos. He’s a comedian who makes videos satirizing various aspects of New Age and Social Justice culture. I’ve watched some of his stuff before, and I appreciate his persistent skewering […]

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BOULDER, COLO. After hours of steady rainfall Wednesday afternoon, drivers on Boulder’s I-476 were surprised to see the chalky, white outline of what some are calling a “noose” emblazoned on a highway overpass. “As you can see, racism is built into the very fabric of the city,” said Naropa University women’s studies/interpretive dance professor Lesbia […]

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I laugh because I can. Listening to Nancy Pelosi explaining “the Word,” or talking about her prayer list, while standing in front of her $24K fridge, while displaying her collection of $12 a pint ice cream bemuses me. Lest you think my appreciation for satire is confined to Catholics you would be wrong. There is Joel Osteen; “The Gospel has been very, very good to me.” There is the Agape Espresso Bar in any number of megachurches around the US. One has to wonder how many good Christians will let you out of the parking lot after the service has ended.

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As we all wait for that ill-defined magic moment that people can go back to work we are being overwhelmed by theories put forth by medical experts, pundits, and elected officials. The usual suspects that claim abortion is an essential medical procedure and then claim to be concerned about the death toll from Corona Virus […]

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The OACB (Oregon Association of Commercial Burglars) has filed a lawsuit against the State of Oregon, and Governor Kate Brown demanding that shelter in place be extended for another 18 months. The suit also demands that their members that are caught by police should no longer be arrested, or jailed due to the risk of […]

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;P I stayed home, sick, from my home office yesterday, and I had a lot of time to browse and catch up on things. One of them left me shaken to my core. Marco Rubio had become a fascist. Well, fascist would be too much of an ugly exaggeration, but he certainly advocates for dictatorship […]

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I think it’s time for us to take a stand against the glaring inequality that has crept into our society and is destroying the fabric of our very democracy. Social Media Inequality. AOC has 6.2 Million followers on social media MEANWHILE 391 million Twitter accounts don’t have a single follower. Think about that people is […]

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AP BREAKING NEWS (Nuuk, Greenland): President Trump apparently made an unexpected stop on his way to the G7 Summit. “I just want to look around and get a feel for the place. Meet some of the locals,” the President told reporters as he quickly deplaned Air Force One.

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The cries of the Left against racism in this country are filled with sadness and frustration. They feel that this country has let them down; the land of the free and the home of the brave is drowning in hatred, division and racism. All of us must rally to answer their call to truth and equality. I’ve identified an ideal way to do just that: let’s identify every racist term that exists in our times and create unbiased alternatives.

The numbers of words and phrases that are racist are mind-boggling, as we begin to realize that racism exists in every part of society: education, law enforcement, corporations—the list is endless. But I think we can start small.

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In a fortified bunker located in the DC suburbs of Virginia the RNC Platform steering committee meets in a highly secured conference room. Tom an old Republican Operative: Ok the next item on the agenda is the so called “Housebreaking” law. I think we need to move this right away. It is the top of […]

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Tardar Sauce, known more popularly by her stage name of “Grumpy Cat,” has died all too soon at the age of 7. The official cause of death has been ruled by her coroner veterinarian as a “urinary tract infection.” According to the report:

“Besides being our baby and a cherished member of the family, Grumpy Cat has helped millions of people smile all around the world – even when times were tough,” Grumpy Cat’s owners wrote. “Her spirit will continue to live on through her fans everywhere.”

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Andrew Doyle is the man behind satirical Twitter account Titania McGrath – a radical intersectionalist, feminist, and slam poet, who is constantly telling people how oppressed she is – and author of Woke: A Guide to Social Justice. He and Bridget have a fascinating and important conversation about the dangers of taking art and comedy literally, how smart people are becoming stupid because of woke ideology, why self-censorship is a slippery slope, and they wonder when the left became such pearl-clutchers. They discuss winning the culture war by winning people over, rather than locking them up or making certain types of speech illegal, the fact that there’s nothing more likely to help the far right to grow than the way the far left are behaving, the dangers of eroding the distinction between right wing and alt right, and the problems with The Faith of Intersectionality. Should the word “douchebag” be considered ableist? Where did the idea that “speech is violence” come from? What is it like being tribeless in an increasingly tribal world? What is the path forward? Find out on this not-to-be-missed episode.

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The Atlantic has an excellent piece on the divisive nature of education and socio-economic/racial disparity. If you recall, Trump’s Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been tasked with fixing our education system. Few changes have been made. In New York’s elite Stuyvesant High School, only 1% of the students identify as African-American. This is in New York City, one of the most diverse areas in the United States. Only 1% identify, whereas nearly 17% of students nationally are identified as being African-American.

Clearly, Ms. DeVos has not taken her role seriously. Students are being segregated, not only by color, but primarily by academic ability. As the Atlantic makes clear:

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Looking back now, I can admit that perhaps I had grown a little too confident. The dreaded April 1st was nearly over and I had fallen for nothing. To my surprise, no one had even seriously tried. My daughter, who is six, did come up to me and make some absurd claim (I can’t even remember what it was), giggling all the while. She was no match for me and I squelched it right away. She just kept on giggling despite her abject failure.

My wife’s brother had stopped by for a visit with his wife and kids, my nefarious nephews, on whom I had kept a very close watch all evening. After dinner, which came and went with no dribble cups, hidden laxatives, or shaving cream pies, I was standing in the kitchen, thinking it would be smooth sailing for the rest of the evening, when one of my nephews, Tucker, age 12, came up to me and said, “Hey Uncle D.A., your shoe’s untied.”

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As AOC walked into the room, people were talking excitedly and laughing. They were anticipating the meeting that would begin in a few minutes. She waved at people, shook hands and smiled warmly. Slowly people drifted to their chairs and the chatter slipped into an electrified silence.

AOC stood at the front of the room, her hands folded in front of her, looked around the room and made eye contact with several people. They smiled back and nodded to acknowledge the gravity of the moment.

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This article is intended as a template to help conservative opinion writers the next time the “mainstream” news reports a scandal involving conservatives. It’s not directed at leftists, because they don’t care. (Or as the Red Queen Kathy Griffin usually says, “Off with their heads!”) WASHINGTON — Recently we were disturbed at a video released by […]

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July 17, 2019 AP Reports are coming out of Central American and Southern Mexico that a new caravan has formed and is starting to move north. Latino and Hispanic NGO agencies in the US, Mexico and Central America are rushing representatives to area. A large team of lawyers has chartered several large commercial airliners and […]

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I was struck the other day by the historical parallels between the MAGA/Populist/Trumpist movement that has swept the United States in the last few years and the Sepoy Mutiny in India in the middle of the 1850’s. Both movements were wide spread, but not universal, uprisings against an entrenched upper class that was … less […]

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StarTwinkle Smith: “I’m a crouton.” Bunwick: “No, you’re not. You’re a human. Trust me — if you were a crouton, my molars would be grinding you to bits.” More

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