Oprah Winfrey Pushes Gun Control, Totalitarianism In Speech to Harvard Grads

The invitation from Harvard University caught Oprah Winfrey at a low point. Her new TV network was struggling, branded a flop in the media, when Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust called last year to ask Winfrey to address 2013 graduates.

The request came “in the very moment when I had stopped succeeding,” Winfrey recalled.

She headed for a long shower to think (“It was either that or a bag of Oreos,” she joked) and emerged resolved to change her story by the time her speech rolled around.

A year later, Winfrey said, her Oprah Winfrey Network has found its footing and her approach to facing setbacks had been validated. Stumbles are inevitable but not permanent, Winfrey told graduates Thursday.

“I want you to remember this: There is no such thing as failure,” she said. “Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.”

Winfrey spoke during the afternoon session of Harvard’s 362nd commencement before a packed Harvard Yard. The media mogul and former talk-show host urged graduates to find their own story, which she described as their true calling or purpose.

“When you inevitably struggle and find yourself stuck in a hole, that is the story that will get you out,” she said.

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Hateful Liberal Idiots Attack Sarah Palin For Visiting Chick-Fil-A

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Rejects Religion, Embraces the Death and Murder Chicago Offers

The anti-gay views openly espoused by the president of a fast food chain specializing in chicken sandwiches have run afoul of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a local alderman, who are determined to block Chick-fil-A from expanding in Chicago.

“Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values. They’re not respectful of our residents, our neighbors and our family members. And if you’re gonna be part of the Chicago community, you should reflect Chicago values,” Emanuel said Wednesday.

“What the CEO has said as it relates to gay marriage and gay couples is not what I believe, but more importantly, it’s not what the people of Chicago believe. We just passed legislation as it relates to civil union and my goal and my hope … is that we now move on recognizing gay marriage. I do not believe that the CEO’s comments … reflects who we are as a city.”

Ald. Joe Moreno (1st) is using the same argument to block Chick-fil-A from opening its first free-standing restaurant in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood.

Chick-fil-A already has one Chicago store — at 30 E. Chicago near Loyola University’s downtown campus.

“Same sex marriage, same-sex couples — that’s the civil rights fight of our time. To have those discriminatory policies from the top down is just not something that we’re open to. …We want responsible businesses,” Moreno said.

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Roseanne Barr Wants Millions of Americans To Get Cancer

ABC’s The View honored Roseanne Barr with a guest-host spot on July 19, which shows they probably aren’t in the habit of evaluating her sanity based on her Twitter rants. Take her wishing cancer on Chick-Fil-A fans yesterday morning: “anyone who eats S–t Fil-A deserves to get the cancer that is sure to come from eating antibiotic filled tortured chickens 4Christ”.

Liberal Elite Jim Henson Company Yanks Its Toys From Chick-Fil-A Kids’ Meals

Don’t look now, but the Muppets want a divorce. The Jim Henson Company is scrapping its kids’-meal-toy relationship with Chick-Fil-A now that the left-wing pressure is on to boycott the Christian fried-chicken chain, which is offering toys right now from the Jim Henson Creatures’ Shop line.

Muppet chieftain Lisa Henson went to Harvard and was president of Columbia Pictures, making her a progressive elite on both sides of the country. They announced on their Facebook page Friday they were strong supporters of “gay marriage” and were donating their Chick-Fil-A proceeds to the gay censorship cause:

The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified Chick-Fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors. Lisa Henson, our CEO is personally a strong supporter of gay marriage and has directed us to donate the payment we received from Chick-Fil-A to GLAAD.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is touting “The Hangover” actor Ed Helms trashing Chick-Fil-A on Twitter. Henson was the first female president of the Harvard Lampoon — after getting trashy with the Muppets:

Elected to the Lampoon in 1979 after the recital of a “filthy limerick…that involved Muppets performing sexual acts” written by then-President Andrew S. Borowitz ’80, Henson went on to preside over some of the club’s most profitable and prolific years…

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Barack Obama Hates This Country

Limbaugh’s comments came as he analyzed a speech given by Obama Friday night in Roanoke, Va., in which the president suggested it was not the hard work of citizens that built the nation, but the power of big government.

A transcript of Obama’s remarks and the reaction of followers reveals:

OBAMA: “Look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.”

FOLLOWERS: “That’s right!”

OBAMA: “You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, ‘Well, it must be because I was just so smart!’”

FOLLOWERS: (laughing)

OBAMA: “There are a lot of smart people out there. ‘It must be because I worked harder than everybody else.’ Let me tell you something. There are a whole bunch of hardworkin’ people out there!”

FOLLOWERS: (cheers and applause)

OBAMA: “If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help!”

FOLLOWERS: “Yeaaaaaah!”

OBAMA: “There was a great teacher somewhere in your life.”

FOLLOWERS: “Yeaaaaaah!”

OBAMA: “Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges! If you’ve got a business, you – you didn’t build that!”

FOLLOWERS: “Yeaaaaaah!”

OBAMA: “Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”

Limbaugh then countered:

“You know who really invented the Internet? It was the military. It was a DOD project, and Obama hates that. But, folks, look. Here he is repeating it: Roads and bridges. The roads and bridges came after what was necessary, or what made the roads and bridges necessary. They came after that. I’ll tell you what. I think it can now be said, without equivocation – without equivocation – that this man hates this country. He is trying – Barack Obama is trying – to dismantle, brick by brick, the American dream.

“There’s no other way to put this. There’s no other way to explain this.

“He was indoctrinated as a child. His father was a communist. His mother was a leftist. He was sent to prep and Ivy League schools where his contempt for the country was reinforced. He moved to Chicago. It was the home of the radical-left movement. He hooks up to Ayers and Dohrn and Rashid Khalidi. He learns the ruthlessness of Cook County politics. This is what we have as a president: A radical ideologue, a ruthless politician who despises the country and the way it was founded and the way in which it became great. He hates it.”

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People ‘Reverent of Individual Liberty’ as ‘Extreme Right-Wing’ Terrorists

Are you “reverent of individual liberty?“ Are you ”suspicious of centralized federal authority?“ Do you think there is a ”grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty?”

Well, then you fall into the category of “extreme right-wing” terrorist, according to a new study out of the University of Maryland, which was funded in part by the Department of Homeland Security.

The study, titled “Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States, 1970-2008,” was conducted by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the university. The organization has received roughly $12 million from DHS and is set to get another $3.6 million in future funding. It is also listed as one of DHS’s “Centers for Excellence” on the agency’s website.

The study says right-wing extremists are “groups that believe that one’s personal and/or national ‘way of life’ is under attack and is either already lost or that the threat is imminent.”

Further, right-wing extremist groups “believe in the need to be prepared” by taking part in “paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism.“ Groups may also be ”fiercely nationalistic“ and ”suspicious of centralized federal authority.”

Right-wing extremism also involves a belief in “conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty,” the study claims.

Interestingly, in an oversight that is not explained, the report barely mentions radical Islam. Instead the study lumps religious terrorist groups into one category and describes them as “groups that seen to smite the purported enemies of God and other evildoers, impose strict religious tenants or laws on society (fundamentalists), forcibly insert religion into the political sphere.”

The recently appointed director of the START center is Bill Braniff, who argues that widespread “Islamophobia” is present in law enforcement training materials. He was quoted in a July 2011 NPR article saying, “I think this is something that happens across the nation fairly consistently… No one is tracking this with numbers, but anecdotally we are hearing about it all the time. The Muslim-American community is being preyed upon from two different directions.”

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