Not really – Lincoln declared that there should be a day of thanksgiving after the Civil War.
 November 26, 2015 at 1:02pm
I don’t see Beck condemning the commercialization of a holiday. I see Beck pointing out the utter hypocrisy of the so-called “progressives” with their alleged disdain for commerce – unless it enriches THEM. FDR was a typical trust-fund baby who married his cousin in order to keep the wealth in the family. Like every other “progressive,” his marriage was strictly for business purposes as well. He routinely exploited – and extorted – business people, but publicly castigated “big business” as evil, promoting make-work government jobs and other forms of wealth redistribution. Of course, everyone in the administration had to take a cut of the revenues (taxes) brought in, leaving the poor still poor and creating a new elite class known as government bureaucrats.
 November 26, 2015 at 12:27pm
Really? I guess you missed this little event that also happened in Chicago – just before a 9 year old was shot in the back as a comeuppance gainst his gang-banging sperm donor http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-kyrian-knox-garfield-park-20151119-story.html
I guess when you get your news from Yahoo instead of the Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press or LA Times, you start believing that everyone is civilized and behaves equally. That’s what your “social sciences” instructor told you, wasn’t it? Of course, she lives in a gated community in an all-white neighborhood, listens to the pretentious announcers with the phony “old money” accents on NPR and drinks only white wine that is peer-apI guess when you get your news from Yahoo instead of the Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press or LA Times, you start believing that everyone is civilized and behaves equally. That’s what your “social sciences” instructor told you, wasn’t it? Of course, she lives in a gated community in an all-white neighborhood, listens to the pretentious announcers with the phony “old money” accents on NPR and drinks only white wine that is peer approved.
November 26, 2015 at 12:12pm
It is funny, isn’t it, that there are several exclusively black colleges available for any of these people to attend, yet they insist on going to majority white universities! If they were really into black power or being proudly black, then they would support black colleges with their tuition and their attendance. What- you mean that the educational quality available in traditionally black colleges is sub-par? Hmmm……
 November 23, 2015 at 10:25am
If Daily Beast is all about calling out bullies and bigots, then where are the tweets about HuffPo readers, the Gaystapo and leftists in general who constantly impose their values (or lack thereof) on everyone else? I guess that would require Mr. Schactman to look in the mirror and then go Tweet himself.
 November 23, 2015 at 10:18am
I guess you could celebrate female genital mutilation, or stoning rape victims because they are now impure and have dishonored their families, or the tossing of gay people from rooftops. Those all seem like really joyous occasions meant to uplift society and promote spiritual enlightenment, no?
 November 20, 2015 at 10:42am
I don’t see how this televised abortion has any relationship to Planned Parenthood and its funding. Olivia Pope didn’t waltz into an abortion factory that wasn’t up to hospital standards, shuttled into one of the back rooms and aborted. She had the luxury of using a private medical facility, which is NOT what Planned Parenthood offers its customers. Nor were her aborted fetus’ body parts then sold to the highest bidders. This episode was a clear whitewash of what actually happens to women who use PP rather than taking advantage of all of the “health care” benefits for women afforded them through Obamacare. Propaganda propping up the leftists’ War on Women?
"Nor were her aborted fetus’ body parts then sold to the highest bidders."
They just didn't show that part.
 November 20, 2015 at 10:34am
Oh dear, another “setback.” And this time, the perps were black. I guess this was their way of protesting “white privilege” and according to John Effin’ Kerry, justifies the killing and hostage taking. They’re angry, don’tcha know. Just ignore that “Allahu Akhbar” stuff.
rose: The Allah group is just like the rest of the radical Left : they hate white, Western, capitalist, Christian culture . Like Obama's African , polygamist, Communist , Muslim father : they all want to destroy it.
 November 19, 2015 at 8:25am
The best place for them would be the south side. Talk about terrorism – the area known as Englewood is rife with it from the native born citizens living there! What a way to keep potential jihadis in line – much better than Gitmo, where the possibility of getting shot, stabbed or raped is minimal. Plus, it would put them within spitting distance of the new Obama liberry and basketball court that’s under construction.
 November 19, 2015 at 8:21am
“Would just one in a million Americans be willing to fight for our country?” If the group from which you were choosing were all MSNBC viewers, then the answer is yes.
 November 19, 2015 at 8:19am
“There’s a whole conservative world out there that’s not very nice,” Yep, there is. And it’s one in which we have little tolerance for overgrown crybabies who imagine that throwing a collective temper tantrum will influence any of us to think their way, which is largely irrational and downright stupid. As for being racist, well, you can scream that all you want, but that stopped working about 2009, thanks to your black president’s continual use of the race card to defend his failures and incompetence against any and all criticism. I get along with CIVILIZED people of all ethnic backgrounds, creeds and colors. And I think that animals should either be well trained, left in the jungle to fend for themselves or placed in cages.
Fifty thumbs up for that one! If they keep going the way they're going, with violence and abuse against the kids just trying to get an education, they're liable to find out just how "not very nice" conservatives can get.
There is another option.
 November 15, 2015 at 3:55pm
“Extremely naive tweet by @RobLowe – refugees are running from the same issues being faced in their countries!” I wonder if this genius heard the news that one of the dead terrorists had refugee credentials on his person? Methinks that the writer, rather than Lowe, is the naive (or flat out ignorant) one.
 November 15, 2015 at 3:46pm
Some teacher probably traumatized them by writing with a red pen on their homework.
 November 14, 2015 at 3:55pm
In every Communist regime, there are people who are made not to exist. That seems to be Salon’s way of not having to think logically, rationally or be able to justify their writers’ views with any objective facts. Build that wall, guys, gals and in-betweeners. We’ll help put the plaster where it belongs.
 November 14, 2015 at 3:50pm
Wasn’t it the French who had their panties in a wad over the US’s “overreaction” to 9-11? Of course GW Bush was a bloodthirsty “cowboy.” Well, let’s see what the French do – perhaps they’ll initiate more social programs for disaffected Muslims so that they won’t go blowing things up and killing people at random.
 November 11, 2015 at 10:30am
What’s amazing is that this took place in Milwaukee – not the burning and stomping part, as Wisconsin in general has been overtaken by the entitlement anti-American crowd. But the fact that the police were willing to go above and beyond in showing respect – that’s the amazing part. The Milwaukee PD has had their b*lls in a lockbox for a while, thanks to the PC administrators. This is the reason Jeffrey Dahmer got away with his antics for so long – when a police officer saw a naked 13 year old bleeding from you-know-where running down the street and Dahmer claimed that this was his lover and they just had a spat, the officers let him retrieve what was one of his victims as they had been told to stand down and not judge the homosexual crowd. Maybe that place has reclaimed some of its common sense.
November 8, 2015 at 6:16pm
The best comeback Ms. Fiorini could have delivered to Joy Behar after she described herself as a comedian would have been a shocked look and pregnant pause, followed by the comment “Really?”
 November 8, 2015 at 6:12pm
And what’s really nifty is that even with coverage that you have to purchase, you can still be denied coverage for therapy by the insurance company. So, you pay your $2300 per month only to have the insurance company tell you to pound sand when your doctor prescribes what he / she believes is the best course of treatment. I’ve seen this happen time and again with patients who have pre-existing conditions and who bought the Obamacare lie that their problems would be solved if only insurers would sell them a policy. Well, they have those policies, but they are limited as to the treatments they are allowed to have. And if they live in Taxachusetts, they are forbidden by state law to avail themselves of financial assistance that the drug manufacturers provide. Thanks, Barry – you really fixed things, didn’t you?
 November 8, 2015 at 6:04pm
If you know anything about history, you would know that blacks were offered that option after the Civil War – but most chose not to take it! Ditto 40 years later, when a “Back to Africa” movement sprang up in the US and several prominent black professionals funded travel back to the homeland for anyone who wanted to leave. Again, most opted to stay. I guess being part of this evil nation and living in a Harlem apartment, or in a sharecropper’s shack, was preferable to reclaiming life in a third-world nation where subsistence living was the norm.
 November 8, 2015 at 6:00pm
Or perhaps you’re projecting your OWN racism into many of the comments made here. Could it be that you, like most limousine libs, can’t manage your own visceral racism? I’ll bet you’re one of those people who tries to talk black whenever you’re around blacks because it makes you think it makes you look like you’re down for the struggle when the fact of the business is it makes you sound and look like a clown.