Culture

GrokTALK! – News, Politics, and Weather, (Without The Weather)

by Steve MacDonald July 11, 2015
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This week we do the show from Hillsborough, New Hampshire, before our bonus broadcast of the CNHT Taxpayer picnic. This week we talk big government, creeping fascism, spineless Republicans, the left erasing history, and a lot more. Follow us on YouTube,USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you oniTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker,TuneIn, or Stitcher. […]

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Are the Republican chickens coming home to roost?

by Skip July 1, 2015

From Erick Erickson at Redstate – he points out what a lot of us are thinking, that the fundamental transformation has taken root and a big part of it is the turning upside down and inside out of both our public policy (which WILL be enforced as YOUR new private morals (and what you have now be […]

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Silence Is Assimilation

by Steve MacDonald April 5, 2015
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I’ve made the point a time-or-two that the same sex marriage debate was never about marriage unless by marriage you mean it’s destruction as an institution.  Marriage is a leading cause of children and children are a leading cause of families, personal responsibility, and even a tendency toward more conservative principles.  That is why the […]

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‘Let’s Destroy Liberal Academia’

by Steve MacDonald March 5, 2015
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If you had not figured it out yet, the Government takeover of Student loans was both a sop and to control and protect the redistribution of billions nationally and annually.   To enrich an army of left-wing intellectual moon-bats, legitimize dopey progressive ideas with federal grants, and to recycle taxpayer backed dollars through the white tower […]

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Progressives – if they can’t beat you, they’ll just beat you

by Skip February 23, 2015

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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GrokTALK! is Off This Week

by Steve MacDonald February 6, 2015
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GrokTALK! is off this week.  OK.  You could make the case that we’re a little bit off every week, (Squirrels!) but we wont be whatever that is tomorrow.  Not in the studio in Concord at least. But we will be back on Valentines day for lovers of news, culture, and politics, with more guests, new […]

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GrokTALK! Live Stream – January 10th, 2015

by Steve MacDonald January 10, 2015
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Live stream for Saturday January 10th, 2015 from 9am to 11am EST.  (The pre-show could start as early as 8:30am) Watch for twitter updates with the hashtag #GrokTALK Live broadcast by UstreamIf you don’t see it here, you can always watch it at USTREAM.tv here. Today on GrokTALK! Dr. Jason Sorens founder of the Free […]

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Replacing Happiness With Opiates

by Steve MacDonald December 11, 2014
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When Salvo Magazine first came out a few years ago I subscribed.  For whatever reason I let that lapse for a few years, and have just come back to it.  Here is what they say about themselves as a publication. A publication of The Fellowship of St. James (www.fsj.org), Salvo is dedicated to debunking the […]

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Jonathan Last – The Seven Deadly Virtues

by Steve MacDonald November 19, 2014
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  Jonathan Last, is a senior writer at the Weekly Standard and the editor of The Seven Deadly Virtues.  He joins GrokTALK! for a discussion about the book, the talent–PJ O’Rourke, Jonah Goldberg, Michael Graham, Matt Labash, and 14 more–and the culture that made such a funny look at virtue such a great idea. The […]

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Remember – Political Correctness is ALWAYS about Cultural Marxism

by Skip November 17, 2014

Political Correctness is ALWAYS about someone trying to assert control over you – thoughts, words, and deeds. (H/T: Powerline)

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Dennis Prager on Democrat Victimhood – Grievance culture

by Skip November 17, 2014

There are some folks out there that are true victims but the Democrats make entire classes of folks victims – and then pit them against each other (for that is the wages of Political Correctness and identity politics): (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Not Sure What to Wear For Halloween Yet?

by Steve MacDonald October 30, 2014
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Nice culture you have there.  Be a shame if anything were to happen to it. Breitbart The holiday costume comes with a prop gas mask, safety goggles, a hazmat dress, hazmat leggings, and a disclaimer. “Please Note: This item is not suitable for protection against hazardous material.”    

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Andrew Breitbart: politics is downstream from culture.

by Skip October 27, 2014

Heard this line last night that speaks to this “I’m a Duck Dynasty values family forced to live in a Molly Cyrus World“; what used to be good and valued is denigrated and replaced.  What was good is now bad, what was bad is now celebrated.  Holding onto traditional values used to be a virtue […]

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The Era of the Saturday Morning Cartoon is Dead

by Steve MacDonald October 22, 2014
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Slapshot Gizmodo published an article on Saturday pointing out that, with The CW having aired its last episodes of Vortexx cartoons last weekend, this is the first weekend in the United States with no Saturday morning cartoons playing on national broadcast stations. NBC stopped airing Saturday morning cartoons in 1992, CBS stopped shortly after, and […]

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The Battle of Competing Resentments

by Steve MacDonald August 8, 2014
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The Democrat party is the party of labels, stereotypes, and prejudice.  It is the party of division.  It feeds off this division to pursue power based on what it promises it can do with that power to get any given division of society whatever they claim or can convince them to think they deserve.  These […]

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About Those ‘Social Issues’

by Steve MacDonald August 7, 2014
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A snippet from Selwyn Duke – American Thinker… rebutting the notion that government should stay out of ‘social issues.’ As I predicted years ago and wrote about here, there now is a movement afoot — one that has received “unbiased” mainstream-media news coverage — to legitimize pedophilia. Moreover, it has co-opted the language of the […]

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Katy Perry – Trapping Women In A Life Of Poverty?

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2014
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Katy Perry is ready to be a mom.  Who gives a damn, you say, fair enough.   But I counter with this.  She says (publicly) that she wants to be a mom but “she doesn’t need a dude, it’s the 21st century.” Her point is that if she wants a baby she can have one, […]

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GrokTALK! July 26th, 2014 with Kevin Kervick Part II

by Steve MacDonald July 29, 2014
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Next Up on GrokTALK! we do not have Walt Havenstein.  He was scheduled but he didn’t show up.  I can’t say I blame him.  How does refusing to apologize for calling us tea-baggers help his campaign? But we expected as much, and Kevin was happy to fill in.  We discuss the culture and its effect […]

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CA Considers Requiring Written Consent Before Sex

by Steve MacDonald June 5, 2014
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The California state legislature is considering a bill that would require (verbal or) written consent before sex on all college campuses in the state. ( Breitbart) According to the language of the bill, “consent must be ongoing throughout a sexual encounter, and can be revoked at any time. The existence of a dating relationship between […]

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Chin up, bucko! It may not be as bad as it seems

by Skip April 16, 2014

Andrew Breitbart said that politics is downstream from culture – in other words, the culture changes the mores of the population which changes political leanings.  We on the Right oft bemoan the capture of the educational system, the Hollywood movie / TV industry, the music industry, and the media in general, by the Left.  One […]

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Every Device – Every O/S – No Excuses

by Steve MacDonald March 10, 2014
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GrokTALK! is on iTunes, so you can listen now or listen later.  Just navigate to the iTunes, got to the podcasts page, and search for GrokTALK!, or click the iTunes link or on the iTunes logo. Every device – Every o/s – Always Free – No Excuses. Please listen responsibly.   Individual segments will now […]

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Data Point – A culture of Black Death

by Skip February 20, 2014

Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood and hater of blacks, would be proud. US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), too. from NYC 2012 stats: Black babies born alive: 24,758 Black babies killed via abortion: 31,328 A throw away culture – a segregationist’s delight if the words of Margaret Sanger are to be believed.  Let me paraphrase: […]

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Notable Quote: Jonah Goldberg – Culture Contradictions From the Left

by Steve MacDonald February 14, 2014
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Jonah Goldberg has another G-File out, and as usual, it is worth quoting… Not surprisingly, the further left you move the more the attitude towards American culture becomes hostile; that it needs to be changed, reformed, broadened, folded, spindled, and mutilated. Meanwhile, the conservative view is that American culture (i.e. traditional culture, broadly speaking) is […]

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Noteable Quote – Edward Gibbon

by Skip February 2, 2014

Promoted from the comments on Steve’s post on “Self Indulgence vs. Basic Rights”: “The five marks of the Roman decaying culture: Concern with displaying affluence instead of building wealth; Obsession with sex and perversions of sex; Art becomes freakish and sensationalistic instead of creative and original; Widening disparity between very rich and very poor; Increased […]

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Notable Quote: Dalrymple – The Modern Liberal Intelligentsia…

by Steve MacDonald January 28, 2014
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One might extend La Rochefoucauld’s famous maxim that neither the sun nor death can be stared at for long, by saying that no member of the modern liberal intelligentsia can stare at a social problem for very long.  He feels the need to retreat into impersonal abstractions, into structures or alleged structures over which the […]

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GrokTALK! Januray 25th, 2014 with Senator Bob Smith

by Steve MacDonald January 27, 2014
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New Hampshire Senator Bob Smith has entered the Republican Primary to challenge Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.  See what Bob has to say about the race, the party, DC,  Senator Shaheen, term limits and the problem with DC staffers, why he’s the guy for NH in 2014, and what he thinks is important for New Hampshire. Segment […]

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Victor Davis Hanson: The strand of civilization

by Skip January 20, 2014

“A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot…” – Robert Heinlein One of my most favorite folks to read is VDH – a California Professor who speaks of today’s disintegrating culture in […]

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Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

by Steve MacDonald January 14, 2014
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In England, the dissolution of the Monasteries by the State resulted in an increase in public begging.   The monasteries, you see, acting as private, voluntary charities,  had long tended to the needs of the truly impoverished and downtrodden at their discretion.  Which is to say, they took an interest in the care of the truly […]

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Notable Quote: Theodore Dalrymple – ‘Civilization’

by Steve MacDonald January 9, 2014
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“The word Civilization itself rarely appears in academic texts or in journalism without the use of ironical quotation marks, as if civilization were a mythical creature like the Loch Ness monster of the Abominable Snow man, and to believe in it were a sign of philosophical naivete.  Brutal episodes, as are all too frequent in […]

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Notable Quote – John Phillip Reid

by Skip November 10, 2013

Long before the era of the revolutionary controversy, the centrality of property to the definition of liberty, to the rule of law, and to constitutionalism had become established British legal dogma. John Brown, in one of the most widely read books of the day, detailed the decline of morals in Great Britain, yet found three […]

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