"Twitter takes no action," a Breitbart headline states. This inaction is occurring amid an "onslaught of highly violent calls to action" on Twitter, Mike Ma writes. These violent incitements include "calling for the mass murder of police officers."
"Twitter takes no action," a Breitbart headline states. This inaction is occurring amid an "onslaught of highly violent calls to action" on Twitter, Mike Ma writes. These violent incitements include "calling for the mass murder of police officers."
Garth Kant writes at WND:
U.S. House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., spoke for many when he said, "What bothers me about this is the Clintons really are living above the law. They’re being held by a different set of standards."
The decision by FBI Director James Comey not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information has left even former federal prosecutors wondering if there are two sets of laws: one her and one for everyone else.
"The evidence suggests that may be the case," Kant concludes, citing the prosecutions of former CIA Director John M. Deutsch (appointed by Bill Clinton, 1995), Sandy Berger (former national security advisor under Bill Clinton, former policy advisor to Hillary Clinton), Bryan Nishimura (Navy reservist), and Kristian Saucier (Navy, could see 10 years in jail).
A mass shooting attempt at a night club in Spartanburg, SC, Sunday has received little to no national media attention.
Why? Because a man with a concealed carry permit was able to shoot the attacker in the leg and prevent further carnage. A good guy with a gun isn't juicy enough for the mainstream media outlets.
Make that the "so-called mainstream media." Because whatever "mainstream" "journalists" are up to these days, it has more to do with an extremism that hides facts and information that disrupt comforting liberal fairytales than about responsibly and factually reporting the news.
If you want to overcome evil with good, you have to stand up to it. Sometimes this means employing the proper force necessary to stop violence and save lives. And, of course, it means being equipped and prepared to do so.
This kind of engagement is good, is healthy, and is humane. It is taking responsibility for your life, and it is a very concrete way of showing love for friend, neighbor, and community.
Let's have more of that -- and an honest commitment to real reporting so that other people can learn and live.
Between Friday afternoon and Monday evening, at least 63 people were shot in Chicago, five of them killed, including a 15-year-old girl, the city's NBC-5 television station reported.
Over the same period last year, Chicago recorded 48 shootings, 14 of them fatal; and there were 26 shootings (7 murders) over Memorial Day weekend 2014.
"In the first five months of 2016, at least 1,400 people have been shot in Chicago, according to the The Chicago Tribune tally," CNSNews reports.
Ildefonso Ortiz reports at Breitbart:
The murder of yet another journalist in Mexico continues to make that country one of the deadliest places for the reporters. Unlike other countries, in Mexico, journalists are often targeted not only by criminal organizations, but also by corrupt government officials.
On Saturday, unknown gunmen shot and killed Manuel Torres in Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico's Proceso reported. The slain reporter had been in the business for more than 20 years having worked at Mexico's TV Azteca, Radiover.com, as well as the daily newspaper Noreste. According to Reporters Without Borders, Torres covered court cases, police news and cartel violence. He also edited his own news website, Noticiasmt, and worked for the Poza Rica city hall.
"Torres is the sixth journalist to be murdered in Mexico this year," Breitbart reports.
At Fox News:
A deputy constable in Houston who was shot four times Wednesday night after a suspect approached him from behind and opened fire in an apparent ambush is expected to survive after undergoing emergency surgery on Thursday morning.
Alden Clopton, an 11-year veteran of the force who is married and has children suffered wounds to the abdomen and had a bullet lodged near his heart, authorities said.
"It was completely unprovoked," a constable spokeswoman said. Both deputy constables were in uniform and had marked vehicles.
"A criminal-justice 'reform' measure unleashes thousands of predators," says Frontpagemag. And crime has gone up in the Golden State.
As one professional predator put it, “I can go do a burglary and know that if it's not over $900, they'll just give me a ticket and let me go."
So La-La Land has enacted a "chirpy" thing called "The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act" -- which has resulted (as expected) in "some 14,000 fewer inmates in California State prisons and local jails" -- and yet, for some unfathomable reason, in 2015 all kinds of crime increased in that Left-Coast bastion of moral and social sanity.
That is to say, "improved public safety . . . failed to materialize" in 2015, according to relevant cirme stats noted in the Frontpage article.
Someone needs to study this to figure out what's going on.
Meanwhile, there's progress: Career criminals can now operate in a safer place.
Here's the story at Frontpagemag.com.
Julia Hahn writes at Breitbart:
[Today] the "Judiciary Committee will hear testimony from Americans who lost loved ones to criminal alien violence. On Sunday’s Meet The Press, Chuck Todd made a declaration that would surprise these devastated families: "We couldn’t find a single study that links violent crime and immigration."
Apparently neither Mr. Todd nor his research staff ever thought to look up the government’s own 2011 report on criminal alien activity, published by the Government Accountability Office.
"Breitbart News emailed Mr. Todd and his show to ask why the government’s own data, and a great deal more information, which would have disproven Mr. Todd’s sweeping declaration, was omitted," Hahn writes.
"A staff aid to Mr. Todd replied: 'no comment'," according to Hahn.
Michelle Moons writes at Breitbart.com:
Five-time deportee, seven-time convicted felon Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez said in a new interview Sunday with a local ABC News affiliate that he came to San Francisco because he knew the sanctuary city would not hand him over to immigration officials.
He also claimed that he was "looking for jobs in the restaurant or roofing, landscaping, or construction."
Lopez-Sanchez has confessed to shooting Kathryn Steinle last Wednesday at Pier 14.
"Had San Francisco police not refused a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer request, Lopez-Sanchez may not have been in the United States and Steinle might still be alive," Moons writes.
For related analysis, please see how a "San Francisco Woman Killed by One of Barack Obama's 'New Amercans'," at American Thinker, and "The Progressive Policies That Killed Kate Steinle'," at Frontpagemag.com.
These crimes in Houston did not pay. Chuck Ross reports at The Daily Caller.
Kristinn Taylor writes at Gateway Pundit:
Police in the small Alabama town of Dothan shot and killed an unarmed white man Tuesday who resisted arrest after refusing to show ID when turning in a stray animal to an animal shelter.
Robert Lawrence, who police say called himself a "sovereign citizen"’ but which his lawyer disputes, was reportedly accompanied by a woman and children at the time.
Dothan First reported Lawrence became "combative" when asked to produce identification at the animal shelter. Police reportedly first tazed Lawrence to no effect, he was then shot in the abdomen. There is no mention of Lawrence being armed.
Lawrence was taken to the hospital where he died Tuesday night.
The Dothan Eagle reported the Alabama State Bureau of Investigations is reviewing the shooting death.
"There have been no protests, no riots and no national media coverage over the death of the unarmed white man Robert Lawrence at the hands of police," Taylor observes.
WHDH TV in Boston reports:
Police in Haverhill are on the lookout for a vandal who stole baby Jesus from a manger and replaced him with a real pig's head.
Police said the vandals struck the nativity scene in front of Sacred Hearts Church in the early morning hours of Christmas Day.
"Police are investigating the incident. . . . A news conference is planned for 10 a.m. Friday," WHDH reports.
Print and video reporting on this news story are available here.
U.S. police have clashed with protesters in Missouri after an officer shot dead a black teenager near where Michael Brown was killed in August, a death that triggered national protests.
A crowd of about 100 gathered at the scene in St Louis early on Wednesday after scuffles the night before. St. Louis County police said the man who was shot had pulled a gun at a petrol station and pointed it at the officer.
"For weeks there have been protests about alleged police brutality," BBC reports. "Berkeley is about two miles from the suburb of Ferguson, where the 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead by a white officer."
Melanie Hunter reports at CNSNews.com:
Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh said on “Fox News Sunday” that the “real outrage” in the death of Eric Garner in New York City is that an American died while the state was enforcing tax collection on cigarettes.
“I think the real outrage here is that an American died while the state is enforcing tax collection on cigarettes. This is just absurd,” said Limbaugh. “And it -- you know, people talk about the left, they want a big state, they want a powerful state. Well, here it is. You've got to take all of it,” Limbaugh said.
“What was Eric Garner doing? He was selling cigarettes, loose cigarettes, and the police in New York -- because they're so eager for tax collection, what is being done here with regard to taxes and the state's desire to collect them no matter what, how many cops were descended on that situation for cigarettes?” Limbaugh is quoted as asking.
“How many people smoking marijuana did the cops pass by and ignore on the way to Eric Garner? You've got $13 a carton, $13 a pack in New York City, over $6 of that is taxes. And the authorities are telling the cops, you go out and you stop that, because they're so intent on collecting tax revenue,” Limbaugh said, according to CNSNews.com.
The NYPost reports:
"The statement flies in the face of demands by Snipes and others — including the Rev. Al Sharpton -- for the civil rights investigation announced by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder last week," the Post reports.
The chokehold death of Eric Garner in NYPD custody wasn’t "a black-and-white thing," his widow said Sunday -- a stunning admission that breaks sharply from lawmakers and protesters who have seized on the racial aspect of the case.
Esaw Snipes said she believed her husband was "murdered unjustly," but said skin color wasn’t a factor behind his fatal arrest for allegedly selling loose cigarettes on Staten Island last summer.
Colin Flaherty writes at American Thinker:
David Ruenzel knew, better than most, about the white privilege that killed him.
As a writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center, one of this favorite topics was rooting out racism. And how white racism is permanent. White racism is everywhere. And white racism explains everything.
This mantra of the Critical Race Theory and the Southern Poverty Law Center applied to all white people because, even if they were not personally cracking the whips, or breaking the skulls, white people benefitted from a racist system that did all that -- and a lot more.
"By the time of his death, Ruenzel had accumulated many of the trappings of the white privilege he exposed: The job. The home. The intact family. And most importantly in his case, white privilege endowed Ruenzel with an expectation of safety in the Oakland neighborhood where last week two black people are suspected of killing him," Flaherty writes.
David Limbaugh writes:
Where are all the atheist freedom lovers we always hear about? It's time for them to start standing up for religious liberty.
The left and militant gay movement are getting bolder and bolder, and too many Christians are stewing in their apathy.
It seems that with each passing month, this senseless tyranny advances. The latest is that two Christian ministers in Idaho, Donald and Evelyn Knapp, have allegedly been ordered to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies at their chapel or face fines or jail sentences.
This is "bad news for the Islamopologists," Daniel Greenfield writes at Frontpagemag.com.
"The system can’t afford to let" accused Islamic beheader Alton Nolen "succeed because it puts the lie to the Religion of Peace," Greenfield notes.
For "once Nolen is out there claiming that he's fighting the good Jihad in the land of the sword, the Islampologists are going to have a much tougher time explaining it away."
Greenfield predicts: No Muslim lawyer for Nolen.
Youtube video at Townhall.
Speaking to radio talk show host Mark Levin, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said the following about the GOP Senate primary runoff between incumbent Thad Cochran and Tea Party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel:
In the past week or so, we have seen serious allegations of voter fraud, and I very much hope that no Republican was involved in voter fraud.
But these allegations need to be vigorously investigated, and anyone involved in criminal conduct should be prosecuted.
The voters of Mississippi deserve to know the truth.
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Mark Tapson writes at Frontpagemag.com:
For some reason, feminists who hold beauty pageants in contempt were watching the Miss USA Pageant the other night when Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez, a 4th-degree black belt in taekwondo, responded [see video here] to a question about sexual assaults on campus. She had the temerity to recommend that women learn to defend themselves, and the resulting outrage reveals just how badly modern feminism is serving today’s young women.
The 24-year-old Miss Sanchez was asked why a "horrific epidemic" of campus sexual assaults has been "swept under the rug for so long" and what colleges can do to combat it. The question seemed designed to steer her toward discussing the "rape culture" in which feminists believe we live, but Miss Sanchez didn’t take the bait. Instead, she replied that perhaps colleges themselves have suppressed this reputation-damaging information, and that one thing women can do is be prepared to fight back: "I learned from a young age that you need to be confident and be able to defend yourself, and that's something that we should start to implement for a lot of women."
"This message of self-empowerment for women elicited a roar of approval from the audience, but didn't sit well with feminists at home," Tapson explains. "They took to Twitter to express their horror and disappointment at what they considered, incredibly, to be 'victim-shaming'."
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A.W.R. Hawkins reports at Breitbart:
Breitbart News reported that Sonic restaurants asked law-abiding "customers [to] refrain from bringing guns" to their restaurants on May 30.
On that same day, according to the Topeka Capital Journal, two individuals who may have realized law-abiding citizens were unarmed walked into a Topeka, Kansas, Sonic and robbed it.
According to police, the suspects are two black males, both of whom were wearing hoodies and white pants.
"This same thing happened to Jack in the Box once they asked law-abiding citizens to quit carrying guns in their restaurants," Breitbart reports.
Let us therefore ask: If criminals can read, is it entirely unexpected that gun-free zones might become crime-spree zones?
And not just in restaurants, but in theaters, schools, homes, and, well, just about any place people gather? This applies to nations, as well, which sometimes go "off the rail."
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Mubasher Bukhari reports at Reuters:
A 25-year-old woman was stoned to death by her family outside one of Pakistan's top courts on Tuesday in a so-called "honor" killing for marrying the man she loved, police said.
Farzana Iqbal was waiting for the High Court in the eastern city of Lahore to open when a group of around dozen men began attacking her with bricks, said Umer Cheema, a senior police officer.
Her father, two brothers and former fiance were among the attackers, he said. Iqbal suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead in hospital, police said.
All the suspects except her father escaped. He admitted killing his daughter, Cheema said, and explained it was a matter of honor. Many Pakistani families think a woman marrying her own choice of man brings dishonor on the family.
"Around 1,000 Pakistani women are killed every year by their families in honor killings, according to Pakistani rights group the Aurat Foundation," Reuters reports.
However, the "true figure is probably many times higher since the Aurat Foundation only compiles figures from newspaper reports," according to Reuters. "The government does not compile national statistics."
A "few cases" reportedly make it to court, "and those that do can take years to be heard. No one tracks how many cases are successfully prosecuted," Reuters reports.
"Even those that do result in a conviction may end with the killers walking free," according to Reuters. "Pakistani law allows a victim's family to forgive their killer."
"But in honor killings," Reuters continues, "most of the time the women's killers are her family, said Wasim Wagha of the Aurat Foundation. The law allows them to nominate someone to do the murder, then forgive him."
"In an interview with Fox 59, a Morgan County, Indiana, Police Sergeant admits that the increasing militarization of domestic police departments is partly to deal with returning veterans who are now seen as a homegrown terror threat," Paul Joseph Watson writes at Infowars.
"In a chilling story entitled 'Armed for War: Pentagon Surplus Gives Local Police an Edge,' we learn how a Mine Resistant Vehicle (MRAP) which was once used during the occupation of Afghanistan will now be 'patrolling the streets of central Indiana,' according to the report," Watson continues.
Infowars then quotes Sgt. Dan Downing of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, who states, "When I first started we really didn’t have the violence that we see today. The weaponry is totally different now that it was in the beginning of my career, plus, you have a lot of people who are coming out of the military that have the ability and knowledge to build IEDs and to defeat law enforcement techniques."
Brandon Darby writes at Breitbart-Texas:
In an apparent violation of state law, Battleground Texas officials are exploiting legally protected information to turn voters out to the polls as part of the Democratic party's quest to paint the Lone Star State blue, a new undercover video from James O'Keefe reveals.
"The footage shows Battleground Texas volunteer Jennifer Longoria [photo] saying the group uses the phone numbers from voter registration forms in later efforts to boost turnout on election day," Darby reports.
"Texas Election Code prohibits the use of, or even the copying of, phone numbers provided by individuals registering to vote," Darby writes.
“Every time we register somebody to vote, we keep their name . . . address, phone number,” Longoria says on the videotaped report. Darby also reports that the video "shows volunteers calling to boost turnout for Wendy Davis's gubernatorial bid."
Longoria's Twitter page description states, "Battleground Texas Field Organizer, world changer, adventurer, language offender, book trafficker, future wife. My kids believe in science; I register voters. San Antonio TX."
Watch the video here.
Over at National Review, John Fund writes about new work from videographer James O’Keefe, whose reporting reveals a swampland of "corruption at the heart" of Obamacare, the "president's signature program." Fund writes:
James O’Keefe, the guerrilla videographer who helped bring down ACORN (the "community organizing" group that Barack Obama worked for as a lawyer and trainer) and got NPR’s president fired, is back.
This time, his undercover investigators focused on Obamacare’s "navigators," the nearly 50,000 people who, in the words of the Department of Health and Human Services, "will serve as an in-person resource for Americans who want additional assistance in shopping for and enrolling in plans" on the Obamacare exchanges (at least when they’re finally working).
The total value of grants doled out for nonprofits and community organizations to hire navigators has topped $67 million nationwide, and some of the money is going to a group run by ACORN’s highly controversial founder.
That "additional assistance" offered by navigators includes advising "clients on how to lie." Fund continues:
The events of O’Keefe’s video of a Texas navigator site run by the National Urban League are a familiar sight to viewers of his past efforts exposing Medicaid and voter fraud. Government-paid workers supposedly trained to uphold the law advise clients on how to lie on government forms, evade legal requirements, and ignore proper procedures.
"You lie because your premiums will be higher," one navigator advises an investigator for O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, who tells the worker he sometimes smokes. "Don’t tell them that. Don’t tell ’em."
Then there is the problem of a "nationwide nonprofit," "non-political" organization called Enroll America, nevertheless described as the "official group" for the Democratic National Committee. Enroll America "appears to be sharing data and working directly with Battleground Texas," whose goal is "turning Texas blue." Fund writes:
O’Keefe’s cameras then visit Enroll America, a nationwide nonprofit group that has launched a multi-state grassroots campaign to help millions of Americans sign up for health coverage.
Daniel Clayton of Enroll America says the group is "purely nonprofit. It’s not partisan, non-political." But when Brian Pendleton of Enroll America is introduced at a speaking engagement, Enroll America is described as "the official group for the DNC [Democratic National Committee]."
Enroll America, O’Keefe reports, appears to be sharing data and working directly with an explicitly political group called Battleground Texas, activities that he notes “are prohibited unless certain conditions are met."
Adrian Bell, the regional field director for Battleground Texas, proudly notes the group was "started by President Obama’s national field director" and is "dedicated to turning Texas blue."
"There’s much more in the video, which O’Keefe hints will not be his last," Fund notes. But "left unexplored is how so many navigators nationwide were hired without any background checks required." This lack of criminal background checks is, by itself, a recipe for disaster, a clearly rotten fruit indicative of bad, if not to say rotten, government.
"While Texas and some other states have passed requirements of their own, the absence of such checks at the federal level was acknowledged by HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius last week," Fund writes.
Sebelius "was asked by Texas senator John Cornyn if 'a convicted felon could be a navigator and could acquire sensitive personal information from an individual unbeknownst to them.'
"'It’s possible,' was Secretary Sebelius’s less-than-comforting reply," Fund writes.
It's possible? Can there be any doubt, America, that there are who knows how many alligators among the 50,000 navigators inhabiting the Obamacare swamplands?
The Obama administration isn't just reducing American citizens to the status of dependent subjects. It's as if a free people is being reduced to food, reduced to fodder for an imperious, ravenous ideology -- at the mercy of felons, convicted or otherwise, elected or otherwise. Imagine, "We the People" as lunch for the cavernous jaws of Washington elites.
Megan Fox writes at PJMedia:
October 4th, 2013, will forever be known as the day I fell into a giant porn hole. Imagine my surprise when I took my children for an outing with a friend to the Orland Park Public Library to look at books, surf the web and just have a relaxing afternoon. Instead I discovered an adult "masturbation lounge" lurking within a few hundred feet of the unsuspecting teen area.
Fox's experience that day at the library "launched what is now going on a month-long investigation that has revealed some extremely disturbing and possibly criminal activity going on at the Orland Park Public Library (OPPL), paid for by the taxpayers of Illinois," she writes.
"The library’s internal reports show that there have been at least four instances of sex crimes committed in the library and library staff chose not to call the police. In fact, in two instances they sided with the offender instead of believing witnesses. One of these reports involved a man allegedly viewing child pornography" online, Fox writes.
"Because of . . . bad library policies, the computer histories delete automatically when the computers are turned off," Fox explains. "Thus, the evidence was lost forever. And if they had found the illegal activity, they would not have been able to trace it to a specific user since there are no requirements to show an ID or a library card in order to get an anonymous login number where no one will ever know what you do. (Psssst . . . al-Qaeda! Orland Park Public Library is the perfect place to plot your next attack! Not even the NSA can figure out who you are!)," Fox notes, recognizing a clear weakness that terrorists might be foolish not to capitalize upon.
"My colleague Kevin DuJan (who was with me that day) and I scheduled an opportunity to speak about what we witnessed at the next library board meeting," Fox continues. "The library held all the requested documents until the day of the meeting so I wasn’t able to read all the incident reports and speak about them at that meeting (and that’s fine. They don’t know yet that I’m coming to the next one). We were met with open hostility and stony silence."
Here is Megan Fox's concluding paragraph: "For your viewing pleasure [see Youtube video here], I submit to you my great adventure in front of the OPPL Board of Trustees. Pay close attention to the derision and sneering hurled at me at every opportunity. And stay tuned for much, much more in the coming days and weeks. I have barely scratched the surface of this cesspit."
Billy Hallowell reports at The Blaze:
An Ohio pastor says he was savagely beaten after Sunday’s church service by a man one local outlet called a "self-described militant atheist," who left him with a broken nose, cuts, stitches and bruises.
Rev. Normon Hayes of the Bridge Community Church in North Hampton, Ohio, says he feared for his life during the attack, which unfolded inside the house of worship. The 57-year-old preacher apparently drew the ire of James Maxie, 28, after asking the man’s girlfriend after the service if Maxie was abusing her, Dayton’s WHIO-TV reported.
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"My young son and I walked into a games shop to look for a present. Who knew we’d find sex and violence," writes Murray Williams at Cape Argus, published in South Africa.
"So, like, can you deliberately skip this stuff" to play Grand Theft Auto V?" they asked the sales reps.
Answer: "No. You have to do the torture and anal sex thing [with a prostitute] to get to the next level."
Grand Theft Auto V is produced by Rockstar Games -- "Pushing Filth and Ruining Lives. Made Easy," states a headline banner on its website.
Rockstar Games is a label owned by Take-Two Interactive Software, which is "headquartered in New York City."
"The Rockstar Games [RG] label was founded in 1998 to create the most innovative and progressive interactive entertainment," states the Take-Two website. RG are "publishers of such popular game franchises as Grand Theft Auto, Midnight Club, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne, Bully, Manhunt and more."
On Sept. 20, 2013, Take-Two released a press statement saying sales of Grand Theft Auto V "Surpass $1 Billion in First Three Days."
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It's all too easy to bemoan the problem -- studies show clearly that growing up fatherless greatly increases the chances of a host of social pathologies, from poverty to drugs to violence.
Here's a program that is working on a positive solution: The City University of New York (CUNY) Fatherhood Academy, part of the university's Young Men’s Initiative, is a free, five-month, three-day-a-week program that helps young fathers, from age 18 to 24, earn a GED, prepare for college, get work experience, explore careers, and learn about topics like parenthood.
Seron Douglas, a recent grad of the program, and a single dad of a four-year-old, said, "The program has helped me become a man. I grew up without a father so I had no one to look up to or to learn from. The academy taught me what a father teaches a son -- how to speak to people and how to present myself. It changed my life."
Through the program, he landed a job as a bartender at the U.S. Open, and after this stint he is hoping to find a permanent part-time job with the help of the program. "I am thinking about my future and my son’s future,” said Seron. “I will go to college, get a good job. I never talked like this before."
According to the CUNY Fatherhood Academy, one in three children under the age of 18 in New York City grows up without a dad. This crisis disproportionately impacts the city’s black and Latino children, as 51 percent of black and 46 percent of Latino children are being raised in fatherless households, compared to 11 percent of white children.
"Those statistics change when we introduce education as well as employment -- they change drastically," said program coordinator Raheem Brooks. "Fathers are more present in their children's lives, which then affects poverty."
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Colin Flaherty writes at Frontpage.com:
Taleeb Starkes describes many examples of black on white crime in his book: The Uncivil War.
"Portland is one of the most liberal cities in the country," said Starkes. "They are quite proud of that.
"But this same liberalism is causing them to ignore, condone and excuse black on white crime and black mob violence.
"People who commit these horrific acts of violence are one thing. But people who condone them by ignoring them or refusing to tell the truth about them only encourage more them to occur.
"Those folks are sicker than the criminals."
Bruce Bawer writes at Frontpagemag.com:
Scandinavia’s rising rape figures aren’t the fault of the police. As everyone without blinders on knows by now, this is a story about failed immigration policies and about Islam, which teaches contempt for infidels -- especially unveiled women. As Scandinavia’s Muslim population has risen, so have the rape statistics.
"Government agents swarmed an animal shelter and killed a baby deer named Giggles as Wisconsin law forbids keeping wildlife without the right permit," reports the U.K. Daily Mail.
"WISN 12 News reported on a military-style operation in July where nine officers from the Department of Natural Resources and four deputy sheriffs stormed the barn at the Society of St. Francis on the Illinois border," according to the Mail.
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Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:
A Catholic mother who was brutally murdered by a gay man because she challenged him about his homosexual lifestyle "died as a martyr for her faith," according to Bishop Thomas Paprocki, head of the Catholic diocese in Springfield, Ill., who also said the woman’s "murder was widely ignored by the media," apparently for political reasons.
The woman, Mary Stachowicz, a 51-year-old mother of four children and devout Catholic, was beaten, stabbed, raped, and strangled to death by then-19-year-old Nicholas Gutierrez on Nov. 13, 2002. He then wrapped her body in plastic and stuffed it under the floorboards of his apartment. After his arrest, Guttierrez gave a videotaped statement to police saying "he attacked Stachowicz after she confronted him for being a homosexual," reported the Chicago Tribune.
Robert Stacey McCain writes at American Spectator:
A staff writer for the prominent progressive site Daily Kos has repudiated her support for Kaitlyn Ashley Hunt, the Florida teenager whose sex crime case became a cause célèbre of the gay-rights movement in the past week. The 18-year-old on Friday rejected prosecutors’ offer of a plea bargain on charges of lewd and lascivious conduct with a 14-year-old girl, meaning the case could go to trial next month in Indian River County.
The story gained nationwide attention after Hunt’s family claimed Kaitlyn was a victim of anti-gay prejudice and launched a "Stop the Hate, Free Kate" campaign that has been supported by the American Civil Liberties Union, the gay-rights group Equality Florida, and the 501(c)3 non-profit Purpose Foundation. . . .
"Daily Kos journalist Joan McCarter had enthusiastically endorsed the 'Free Kate' movement, publishing a May 20 article that described Hunt as being victimized 'simply because . . . she fell in love with a younger girl who has vindictive bigots for parents'," McCain writes. "However, in an update appended to the article Thursday, McCarter admitted that 'public scrutiny of this case' had contradicted much of what inspired her original article."
Note: McCain's article contains sexually explicit language.
Jason Howerton reports at The Blaze:
A group of thugs figured it would be easy to overpower one Kansas City woman. After all, her husband had just left to run an errand, leaving her all alone in the home.
They couldn’t have been more wrong.
"Robert’s husband, Oscar Roberts, later said he and his wife have been going to the gun range to prepare for just that type of situation. “You’ve got to protect yourself,” he told KMBC-TV, The Blaze reports.
Here is a KMBC News video report on the incident.
In addition: "No one answers the phone at the sheriff’s office." In Oregon.
From Remy Melina, in a story picked up by NBCNews.com:
Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the "composted" body of his ex-girlfriend [Holly Maddux] inside a trunk.
Authorities have confirmed that an apparent bomb addressed to Maricopa, Ariz., County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was uncovered and diverted, and now investigators are beginning to look into a list of his enemies for any links or connections.
Those who have had conflicts with him, those who might be coming under investigation, those who have been unsuccessful in fights with him. . . .Arpaio, who has described himself as the "toughest sheriff in America," has had conflicts over the past few years with advocates for illegal immigration, those who don’t like his enforcement of state laws in Arizona, and those who don’t like him investigating certain topics, including the validity of Barack Obama’s birth documentation. Others don’t like him because he’s been aggressive in fighting the war on illegal immigration in his border state, and his stand on law-and-order. . . .
A spokeswoman for his office today told WND that five members from Mexican drug cartels in just the past few years have threatened Arpaio’s life, including offering a $4 million bounty announced by one suspect just this week. . . .
According to WND, when "asked whether confirmation was available that the sheriff would remain committed to his law enforcement and investigatory responsibilities," the spokeswoman said, "That’s an understatement!"
Kirsten Powers writes:
It's not your fault. Since the murder trial of Pennsylvania abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell began March 18, there has been precious little coverage of the case that should be on every news show and front page. The revolting revelations of Gosnell's former staff, who have been testifying to what they witnessed and did during late-term abortions, should shock anyone with a heart. . . .
A Lexis-Nexis search shows none of the news shows on the three major national television networks has mentioned the Gosnell trial in the last three months. The exception is when Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan hijacked a segment on Meet the Press meant to foment outrage over an anti-abortion rights law in some backward red state. . . .
"You don't have to oppose abortion rights to find late-term abortion abhorrent or to find the Gosnell trial eminently newsworthy. This is not about being 'pro-choice' or 'pro-life.' It's about basic human rights," Powers writes.
Conclusion: "The deafening silence of too much of the media, once a force for justice in America, is a disgrace."
John Perazzo writes at Frontpagemag.com:
The city of Minneapolis, Minnesota -- whose population is composed of 63.8% whites, 10.5% Hispanics, and 18.6% African Americans -- has been governed exclusively by mayors from the Democratic Farmer Labor Party, the state affiliate of the Democratic Party, since 1978.
As of 2011, the poverty rate in Minneapolis was 23.5%, more than one-and-a-half times the national figure of 15%. This differential is consistent with a longstanding, well-documented trend: Virtually all of America’s poorest cities have been led politically by Democrats for many years, even decades.
In 2010, for example, not even one of the ten poorest large cities in the U.S. had elected a Republican mayor since the 1980s. In fact, 8 of the 10 cities had been led exclusively by Democrats for more than half a century.
. . .
Prior to the permanent Democratic takeover of Minneapolis in 1978, the city’s poverty rate had been consistently lower than the national average. . . .
Just as Minneapolis residents face significant economic challenges, so must they deal with the city’s sizable crime problem. . . .
"In a particularly ugly develoment, Minneapolis in recent times has been the scene of numerous incidents involving 'flash mob' violence, usually by large groups of black assailants targeting white victims," Perazzo writes.
A press release from Liberty Counsel states:
Pornography & sexual promiscuity are destroying a generation of young people.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is reporting that from 2009 to 2012 over 5,000 sexual assaults in England involved a child perpetrator raping or sexually assaulting another child.
Of the cases reported, 98 percent of the perpetrators were boys, 20 percent of the victims were a family member, and one third of the victims were a family friend.
From the youngest age, children mimic what they see. If they see sex acts, many children naturally practice these life changing acts on vulnerable infants and children nearby.
"The offending children are ordinarily not aiming to do harm but rather to act 'grown up' as they practice the fascinating, toxic stimuli adult society has coldheartedly loosed into their developmental environment," said Judith Reisman visiting professor at Liberty University School of Law.
"We are allowing the cannibalization of our children," said Reisman. “Thanks to the latest advances in neuroscience, we now know that pornographic visual images imprint and alter the brain, triggering an instant, involuntary, but lasting, biochemical memory trail. And once new neurochemical pathways are established, they are difficult or impossible to delete," Reisman said.
"Pornographic images also cause secretion of the body’s 'fight or flight' sex hormones. This triggers excitatory transmitters and produces non-rational, involuntary reactions. Media erotic fantasies become deeply imbedded, commonly coarsening, confusing, motivating, and addicting many of those exposed.
"This scientifically documented, neurochemical imprinting affects children and teens especially deeply; their still-developing brains process emotions differently, with significantly less rationality and cognition than the adult brain," Reisman continued.
"The mainstreaming of pornography since the 1950s directly coincides with the unprecedented explosion in sexual disease and a huge, exponential increase in new types of pornographic copycat sex crimes by and to juveniles and adults. Such facts should inform the legal arguments about free speech versus pornography in public and even private venues," Reisman concluded.
Talia Ralph reports at GlobalPost:
The Christian neighborhood of Joseph Colony in Lahore, Pakistan was attacked on Saturday after a Christian sanitation worker allegedly blasphemed the Prophet Mohammed.
Several thousand people armed with batons and pistols set fire to houses and churches on Saturday morning, according to the New York Times.
178 houses, 18 shops and 2 churches were damaged by fires, the Times reported.
Several policemen were hurt as they tried to intervene.
The attackers "vandalized Christians' houses, desecrated churches and opened fire on the police," according to a police spokesman named Multan Khan, reports GlobalPost report.
That's Piers Morgan's complaint. And he should not receive death threats.
And it's a death threat not on the one, but on the many.
Wake up, Mr. Morgan. Wake up.
Hat Tip: Drudge
Gun Control Fallacy
Daniel Pipes writes:
Philadelphia, the city where I live, has quietly and unassumedly become the capital of the Western world as regards female Islamic garb as an accessory to crime.
This is why some countries -- France, Belgium -- have banned the burqa. Not out of religious discrimination but because criminals are using the garment to hide their identity.
Hat Tip: Lela Gilbert
PANIC BUTTONS: "Marietta Public Schools have added 'panic buttons' to its schools in response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.," according to CBS-Atlanta. "WGCL-TV reports that these 'panic buttons' will immediately place a call to 911 when pushed by school officials."
SHOTGUNS: A Houston group is "giving Away Shotguns in High-Crime Neighborhoods to Test If Crime Is Reduced," reports CBS-Houston. "A University of Houston graduate student [named Kyle Coplen] says he’s conducting a study to hopefully answer the question being asked across the country, 'Do more guns reduce crime or not?'"
Joe Schoffstall writes at CNSNews.com:
Recently, Revealing Politics released a video of Colorado Rep. Joe Salazar arguing that college women don't need guns to prevent rape because they can use whistles, "safe zones," and call boxes instead. His theory behind this was that just because women feel they're going to be raped, doesn't mean it's actually going to happen.
On Wednesday, NRA News Radio Host Cam Edwards interviewed Amanda Collins, a woman who was raped at the University of Nevada at gun point in a gun free zone. The brave woman responds to the comments made by Rep. Joe Salazar.
During the radio interview, Collins warned about a "false sense of security." She said the University of Nevada, Reno, "didn't have any call boxes the night that I was attacked. They afterwards they installed them. But I can tell you that a call box above my head while I was straddled on the parking garage floor being brutally raped wouldn't have helped me one bit. The safe zones? Well I was in a safe zone and my attacker didn't care."
Listen to the interview here.
Jeff Poor reports at the Daily Caller:
On Friday’s night broadcast of his radio show, Mark Levin speculated that the federal government is stockpiling ammunition to ensure the rule of law in the event of a total societal and economic collapse.
On Feb. 8, Investor’s Business Daily editorial writer Andrew Malcolm penned a piece about the Department of Homeland Security amassing what he called "sufficient firepower to shoot every American about five times -- including illegal immigrants," or more than 1.6 billion bullets.
"I’m going to tell you what I think is going on," Levin is quoted as saying. "I don’t think insurrection. Law enforcement and national security agencies -- they play out multiple scenarios. They simulate multiple scenarios."
Levin thinks the federal government is simulating the "collapse of our financial system, the collapse of our society, and the potential for widespread violence, looting, killing in the streets, because that’s what happens when an economy collapses."
He said he is "not talking about a recession" but rather a "collapse when people are desperate, when they can’t food and clothing, when they have no way of going from place to place, when they can’t protective themselves."
Levin correctly notes that "there aren’t enough police officers on the face of the Earth to adequately handle a situation like that."
Listen at the Right Scoop to audio of Levin's remarks on why the "Obama administration has been buying and storing vast amounts of ammunition in recent months."
Drew Karedes reports at KHOU 11 News in Houston:
A couple of strangers came to the rescue when a man [named Kevin Dorsey] was robbed at gunpoint. Now, the victim wants to say thank you to the Good Samaritans.
The strangers ended up shooting the robber, identified as Christopher Hutchins.
After Hutchins "had been shot, police say he jumped over a fence and was attacked by a German Shepherd. That attack prevented him from getting away," according to KHOU.
Bob Unruh reports at WND:
A ruling from the Alabama Supreme Court has concluded that a reference in state law that prevents exposing children to dangerous chemicals also protects an unborn child.
Pro-abortion is anti-science, and unborn children should not be subjected to it.
Dear Sen. Dianne Feinstein: You might read this news report to see an example of why someone -- say, a mother and her children -- might need a 30-round magazine.
Apparently, the intruder didn't get a "Safe Map."
"My wife is a hero," said the victim's husband, Donnie Herman. Amen and amen.
Hat tip: Cameron Gray
Susan Jones reports at CNSNews:
Americans value their children, their safety, and the right to pursue their dreams without fear -- and those "common values" trump the rights set forth in the U.S. Constitution, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said last Friday in a speech at a Washington, D.C., elementary school.
In the name of "the children" (don't tell the aborted millions), "safety" (and who could possibly be more safe than defenseless children in a "gun-free zone"?), and the pursuit of "dreams" (controlled and directed by the Federal Department of Happiness, funded by monies pilfered from workers by governmental theft, aka, "social justice" and "redistribution"), Obama and Co. prepare the human battlefield for open and direct assault on the rules of freedom.
The counter-freedom hippie revolution of the sixties has produced hip extremists today who wear suits and ties and run the show in Washington, D.C.
Perhaps the matter they and their collaborationist media least want Americans to realize is they are the targets of a massive, well-funded, well-orchestrated transgenerational campaign of propaganda and community organizing against the rules of freedom and human dignity as set forth in the Declaration and U.S. Constitution, rooted in a real Creator who gives real unalienable rights.
You may not be interested in government and politics, but government and politics are interested in you. And in your money. And in your children. This may be why they show up in schools and make a really civil case for dispensing with a free society.
Plus, you get an Obamaphone. Batteries included. What could possibly go wrong?
That Americans might smell the wolf terrifies Capitol Hill and media extremists. Hence the daily doses of appropriately massaged "news" to discourage the reawakening of a populace with the backbone, means, and comprehension to put the federal government back in its cage and establishment radicals out of business.
Suit and tie tyranny decked out in pseduo-compassion may fool the civility police, but it is not cool. It hurts, too. Women, children, and minorities suffer the most.
Daniel Harper writes at Weekly Standard:
David Gregory mocked the NRA's Wayne LaPierre for proposing that armed guards be at every school in America. But the NBC host seems to have no problem with armed guards protecting his kids everyday where they attend school in Washington, D.C.
Heather Sells reports at CBN News:
In tiny Wichita Falls, Texas, the Harrold Independent School District allows teachers with concealed handgun licenses to carry guns in the classroom.
The policy dates back to 2007. Harrold ISD Superintendent David Thweatt said he believes it has and will prevent a school shooting.
"My goal is that if someone comes in and tries to hurt my little ones that they are killed," Thweatt said.
One student said, "I like it because it kind of makes me feel safer because it's Harrold -- we don't have a police station here."
Emily Miller writes at the Washington Times:
The tragic murders Friday at the Sandy Hook Elementary School break the heart of every American, and that includes gun owners. Those of us who belong to the 47 percent of families who have a gun in the home for self-defense are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents, aunts and uncles who think of our own little ones as we mourn the terrible scenes from Newtown, Conn.
It is human nature to want to find someone or something to blame for a tragedy like this. Parents want to find a way to prevent it from happening to their own children. The horror of a man so deranged that he could shoot a small child is almost impossible to understand or to accept. However, those who use this tragedy to call for more gun-control laws are misguided.
"The Sandy Hook school was a gun-free zone, meaning Mr. Lanza knew that no one could shoot back when he entered the school or the classroom," Miller writes. "The shooting in July in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. was also in a gun-free zone."
Miller recommends: "Rather than engaging in yet another debate about the Second Amendment, perhaps we should be discussing whether security is enhanced or weakened by not allowing a school to be armed for self-defense."
Obama tears up for these fallen children, as he should. As he should.
And yet, where are his tears for even littler children, "the least of these," condemned to die by choice, by command, by desire in hospitals and in Planned Parenthood "clinics," run by devotees who fund his rise to power?
"Pro-choice" Obama rejects the Creator and his knowable rules for life and freedom and then weeps at the brutal world of easy death he helps to create.
Let us make America in our image say the gods of now, the lords of nothingness. Idols destroy those who worship them.
You can't trust a man with a gun, but you can trust gov't with all the guns. Civilian man with a gun = bad. But many gov't men with guns = good.
But here's the deeper challenge: The central problem concerns what's in our hearts, not what's in our hands.
Lone shooters kill in tens. Unleashed gov't shooters kill in thousands and millions.
A humane critique is not naive about the horror that comes in tens nor the horrors that come in millions.
Columnist Erik Rush writes:
I find it both ironic and sad when I see blacks come out for gun control measures, particularly since the earliest gun-control legislation in America was aimed expressly at compromising blacks’ rights under the Second Amendment.
Historian, author and Second Amendment expert Clayton E. Cramer contends that the historical record provides ample proof that there has always been an undercurrent of racism behind gun control legislation, and that at one time, gun-control laws were an openly stated and understood device for keeping the black population in check.
"Liberal blacks who defend gun control on the basis of violent crime in the inner cities are also off base in overlooking that these urban areas have been under the complete political control of liberals for decades," Rush notes.
A little more critical distance vis-a-vis the real-world results of the liberal status quo may be in order. As Rush explains:
It is the destructive social policies of the left that have precipitated the dysfunction that leads to violence in the black community.
Indoctrinated blacks, of course, do not see the method behind the madness and thus eagerly embrace the simpleton’s impossible fix: Erase guns from the equation.
Like so many other Americans, blacks also accept at face value politicians' feigned concern for our safety.
"The bottom line," Rush argues, "is that Americans need to wake up to the fact that . . . all gun-control measures are efforts on the part of the political left to disarm Americans. As governments have known for millennia, unarmed populations are infinitely easier to control than armed ones. This effort will continue to move 'Forward,' particularly since Barack Obama was re-elected."
What is the point of the Second Amendment? Rush explains:
The Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America was intended to facilitate citizens’ protection from a tyrannical government should the occasion ever arise.
In layman’s terms, this means militarily engaging the operatives of a criminal regime -- with guns.
"The current administration is bristling with radical Marxists," Rush concludes, "and I would wager that 80 percent of Americans aren’t even capable of conceptualizing the lengths to which they are prepared to go to manifest their decades-long dream of a Marxist America."
Michael Snyder writes at Infowars:
Do you think that is an alarmist headline? Well, I am not the one saying this.
Law enforcement authorities all over the country are telling citizens that they can no longer deal with all the crime and that people need to lock their doors and prepare to defend their families.
This report at Infowars calls to mind the opening words of Francis Schaeffer in his video series titled, How Should We Then Live?
There is violence and a breakdown in society up to the point in which it is unsafe to walk through the streets of many of the cities of the world.
On the other hand there is a danger of an increasing authoritarianism to meet the threat of chaos in our own countries and internationally.
Should we despair and give in? If not, how should we then live?
If there are not sufficient police resources to quell the criminal element, of course families should take it upon themselves to protect themselves.
In point of fact, this is a reasonable course of action in a broken world: Self-defense always begins at home. Waiting on police to arrive to save the day may make you and family a day late and far more than a few dollars short.
Seconds can be a matter of life and death.
In addition, a police force large enough to relieve individuals and families of the responsibility to protect themselves would be so powerful that it itself would constitute a danger to public safety.
Such a force would need to be virtually omnipresent. But then who would police the police?
History is replete with examples of authoritarian government "protecting" society by brutal, totalitarian methods.
Thanks, but no thanks.
What is helpful about the Schaeffer film series mentioned above is that it offers both analysis and real-world solutions.
The battle against social breakdown cannot be won by defensive measures alone. "Locking doors" may address an immediate tactical situation, but what must be done, strategically, on offense, to address challenges beyond the front door?
Moreover, looking today to massive government to solve such a crisis is to unleash a monopoly of power and manipulation that would have made dictatorial elites of the 20th century salivate with expectations of transgenerational total control.
Instead, a humane and civil society must rise up against chaos and authoritarianism to reassert both form and freedom (a helpful Schaefferian phrase) in their proper balance.
"Should we despair and give in?" Absolutely not.
To find out why, I recommend, as a starting point, that free-thinkers, creative artists, writers, thought leaders, and church groups (which really should be among the avant-garde) think through the information, analysis, and proposed solutions set forth by Schaeffer in How Should We Then Live?
You will want to move out from this starting point -- to deepen foundations, to extend positive applications to business, the arts, family, science, government, and so on. But this is a super place to begin to explore future horizons.
When it comes to defending your family, the best defense is a great offense.
CBS 13 in Sacramento reports:
Women were shocked to learn that they were being secretly videotaped while using the restroom at a Vallejo Long John Silvers restaurant.
Police say a teenage employee at the fast food restaurant was capturing their every move.
“That’s disgusting,” said one woman. “It’s a complete violation.”
Female residents were creeped out learning what one customer allegedly found inside the Long John Silvers.
“In Long John Silvers? I go over there all the time. I used to use the restroom too,” said another woman.
Meanwhile, enlightened education accepts the unfounded notion that there is no real difference between the sexes and that gender, orientation, marriage, and family are realy just artificial constructs created by humans. Which can therefore be decreated by humans.
In addition, in a society where abortion is not rare and is always unsafe (ask the babies), those who live outside of the womb, especially those who think they are empowered by the state to invade the privacy of the fetus, up to the point of killing preborn humans, really have no standing upon which to protest when their post-utero privacy is invaded.
In public bathrooms, for example.
You see, the distinction between public and private is just a social construct, as well, it can be argued. And it is probably rooted in that non-evolved One Percenter attachment to private property that Marx warned us about and Obama promises to free us from, so centralized government power can ensure the fair redistribution of life, liberty, and happiness.
In fact, liberalism affirms women and privacy, but only as "sizzle." In substance, liberalism destroys both diversity and privacy.
In a closed-down scheme of merely naturalistic "equality," eventually eveything becomes one -- no Creator, no heaven or hell, no male or female, no in or out, no public or private, but all is one, all is unity, all is tolerated.
But when distinctions disappear, the distinction between safe spaces (women protected in restrooms, for example) as opposed to unsafe spaces (women not protected in restrooms, for example) disappears as well.
It's not supposed to exist, but welcome to Hell anyway.
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Ian Sparks reports at the UK Daily Mail:
Two sex therapists have sparked outrage in the Netherlands by calling for "virtual" child porn to be legalized to relieve the urges of paedophiles.
Amsterdam hospital sexologists Rik van Lunsen and Erik van Beek claim allowing perverts to view drawings or computer-generated images of children would "regulate their desires."
The sexual revolution is built on the concept that human beings are merely animals (as opposed to human beings endowed by the Creator with "certain unalienable rights"), who therefore respond as such in a whole range of circumstances, including sexual circumstances.
Throw on top of this ill-formed worldview the academic socially contrived construct of "sexual orientation" and you have a rationale for treating child porn and adult-child sex and just another kind of orientation ("God," nature or society "made me this way!") that shalt not be judged, because, after all, we're all merely animals in the final analysis.
The so-called sexual revolution is a regressive reactionary devolution too small in its worldview for the dignity and freedom of actual human beings created in the image of God.
Yes, San Franciso, there is a difference between diversity and perversity. The pursuit of happiness has nothing to do with the sexual pursuit of your neighbor's children. A humane and civil society knows the difference.
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Rachel Quigley reports at the UK Daily Mail:
The Bible student who confessed to killing a spiritual leader's wife told police he was acting under the orders of her huband, who told him to make it look like suicide.
The body of Bethany Deaton, 27, from Kansas City, was found in a van on October 30 with a bag over head, an empty bottle of pills and a suicide note.
Her husband Tyler Deaton is now under investigation in her death, prosecutors announced yesterday.
Micah Moore, 23, confessed to murdering Bethany on Friday and said he did it to prevent her from telling her therapist she was being raped by men in their spiritual group. He also said the assaults were recorded on his iPad. . . .
Witnesses in the case who have not been named, said the group first met at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, and had moved to Kansas City to participate in the International House of Prayer, an evangelical missions organization.
What kind of "spiritual" nonsense would lead someone to accept orders from a "spiritual leader" to murder the spiritual leader's wife?
Sadly, this kind of abuse is a possibility, not just generally in a broken world full of very imperfect people, but also specifically within ingrown, cult-like groups that operate on the basis of "revelation," "I really believe God gave me a verse in Scripture" ("and now I get to run your life") and "God is still revealing his vision for us" ("Meet my son, Moses") -- as if human beings already do not have an objective, real-world and verifiable road-map to living available in information given in the Biblical data.
What does the Creator who endowed human beings with unalienable rights also say? "Test Everything." That includes you, Mr. Moses "I just got some goosebumps in the shower." And you too, Ms. Prophet of the mind-meld.
So, you see, "worldliness" is not just something that happens out there in big, bad politics or business, let us say. Some of the most profound and damaging example of deep evil can occur right under your super "spiritual" noses.
For example, in your favorite Christian bookstore -- where the owners set up a raffle designed to make a favorite customer win.
Or consider a well-respected a pastor who succumbs to tempations to play the God-card and lord it over his flock and be treated like some kind of god. I mean, he's written 35 books! Spiritual giant!
Or consider a Christian school that asks staff and faculty to sign ethically compromised legal documents, the very signing of which is an act of lying, perjury. Or maybe the secular-spiritual divide really is what rules the roost. Forget all that worldview stuff when it comes to power and money.
Interesting, isn't it, that these people who claim special access to God via dreams, revelations, and ongoing visions somehow haven't gotten the message universally available to "we the little people"?
That message is already in Scripture for anyone to read and apply
-- all about not lying to students, not manipulating trusting parents, and not requiring staff or faculty to behave dishonorably.
What this suggests, thinking more broadly, is that the "challenges one faces in politics are no different in principle from the challenges of living as salt and light in any calling of life today, and in any aspect of society," as I have written elsewhere. In addition:
Politics, education, the arts, recreation -- all of life is meant to be lived in community with God and man.
But, equally, in a broken world, each of these can be a distraction and a lure away from our true calling.
A pastor, church, or Christian who fails to apply -- across all of life, including political life -- the verifiable, publicly actionable wisdom given by a knowable Creator is failing to be salt and light.
When that happens, society suffers, as is evident in the news and events of life in America today.
What tragedy and heartbreak is unfolding in Kansas City. And yet how pleased the Devil must be at his success in preparing the battleground for catastrophes such as this -- in the stores, on campus, in church, and even inside the prayer closet. When it comes to resisting evil, resisting this nonsense, now is always a good time to revolt, and here are four action points to get started.
Matthew Hoffman reports at LifeSiteNews:
Pro-abortion protesters gathered to menace the Cathedral of Buenos Aires on November 1 assaulted a protective contingent of riot police, but were eventually repulsed to cheers of “Viva Cristo Rey!” (Long Live Christ the King) by Catholics who had come to aid in the Cathedral’s defense.
Protesters, many of them feminists who had come to commemorate the anniversary of a legislative initiative that failed in 2011 to legalize the killing of the unborn, threw eggs, spat, brandished flagpoles, and ultimately launched a violent attack on police, sending at least one to the hospital. They chanted slogans calling the Catholic Church “trash,” denouncing its pro-life views, and accusing priests of being sex abusers.
A civlized and humane society protects life instead of submitting to reproductive fascism.
Paul Joseph Watson writes at Infowars:
A 19-year-old man was arrested after threatening to shoot Mitt Romney during the presidential candidate’s visit to Ohio, just one of a recent wave of violent threats against Romney that have been downplayed by the media.
During class at Lorain County Community College earlier this week, Shaquille L. Brown spoke of his plan to assassinate the former Governor of Massachusetts.
“According to a police report, Brown was in an English class when he blurted out: “Can we leave, because Romney is in town and I want to go shoot him,” reports Fox 8 Cleveland.
The Daily Caller reports:
Kyle Wood, an openly gay Republican campaign worker in Wisconsin, admitted on Monday that he faked a bias attack against himself.
Last Thursday, The Daily Caller reported Wood’s allegation that he was the victim of vandalism and assault because he was a gay man working for straight Republican Chad Lee in his congressional race against gay Democrat Mark Pocan.
"Cases of false victims reporting hate crimes against themselves are not as unusual as they may sound," the DC reports. "Last week, police concluded that an alleged attack by the Ku Klux Klan on Sharmeka Moffitt, an African-American woman, was faked."
As examples of faked "hate crimes," The Daily Caller notes the cases of Madonna Constantine (professor at Columbia University Teachers College), Ashley Todd (a John McCain volunteer), and the infamous Tawana Brawley (hyped by Rev. Al Sharpton).
Attorney and columnist Matt Barber writes:
My dear friend and colleague Dr. Judith Reisman, a visiting law professor at Liberty University School of Law, recently guest lectured during “Sexual Behavior and the Law,” a course I teach. Dr. Reisman’s lecture was filmed by CSPAN and will be airing soon.
In past years, Dr. Reisman has served as scientific consultant to four U.S. Department of Justice administrations, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She is a world renowned expert on the discredited research of bug doctor turned “sexologist,” Alfred Kinsey.
Kinsey, though married to a woman who took part in his many filmed “scientific” orgies, was a promiscuous homosexual and sadomasochist. He managed to completely upend and twist the world’s perception of human sexuality in the 1950s and ’60s with his world famous “Kinsey Reports.”
Even today, most are completely unaware that during his tenure at Indiana University, Kinsey facilitated, with stopwatches and ledgers, the systematic sexual abuse of hundreds, if not thousands, of children and infants -- all in the name of science.
Among other things, Kinsey asserted that children are "sexual from birth." He further concluded, based upon experiments he directed and documented in his infamous Table 34, that adult-child sex is harmless, even beneficial, and described child “orgasm” as “culminating in extreme trembling, collapse, loss of color, and sometimes fainting. . . ." Many children suffered “excruciating pain,” he observed, “and [would] scream if movement [was] continued.” Some “[would] fight away from the [adult] partner and may make violent attempts to avoid climax, although they derive[d] definite pleasure from the situation.”
Yeah. Sounds like it.
It’s little wonder that Dr. Reisman identifies Kinsey as a “sexual psychopath.” These children were as young as 2 months old.
Disturbing though that may be, what’s equally disturbing is that nearly all of today’s liberal “comprehensive sex education” curricula -- such as that pushed by groups like the National Education Association (NEA), Planned Parenthood and the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Education Network (GLSEN) -- is derived entirely from the criminally fraudulent research of Alfred Kinsey.
But even more troubling is a recent discovery by Dr. Reisman. She found that the Obama administration, which fully embraces the debunked Kinsey sex-education model, has begun pushing a curriculum that, in many ways, eerily mirrors the “FBI Molester Grooming Paradigm.”
In short, she found that both Obama’s HHS and many public sex-education programs are doing to children, constructively, what pedophiles do to “groom” them for sex. . . .
Art Moore reports at WND:
The son of Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va. -- who serves as the field director for his father’s campaign -- has been caught on video advising an undercover reporter how to fraudulently cast ballots in the name of registered voters by forging utility bills and relying on the assistance of Democrat lawyers.
Watch the YouTube video "implicating a sitting member of Congress."
Paul Joseph Watson writes at Infowars:
Despite the issue garnering a significant amount of media interest as well as the attention of the Secret Service, Obama supporters continued their threats to riot and assassinate Mitt Romney if Obama loses in the aftermath of last night’s presidential debate. . . .
Leftists routinely cry foul and attempt to demonize conservatives as violent extremists whenever online rhetoric gets heated, and yet when their own engage in even worse conduct, their behavior is absolved and the media is disinterested.
Threats to Assassinate Romney Explode After Debate
Obama Supporters Threaten Riots, Liberals Target Romney for Death
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Paul Joseph Watson writes at Infowars:
Despite numerous media outlets attempting to downplay the issue, Twitter exploded last night following the debate with new threats from Obama supporters to assassinate Mitt Romney if he defeats Obama in the presidential race.
As we reported yesterday, in addition to threats by Obama supporters to riot if Romney wins, innumerable Twitter users are also making direct death threats against Romney.
The primary reason given for Obama supporters wanting to see Romney dead is the fear that he will take away food stamps. . . .
Twitchy has compiled a laundry list of assassination threats by Obama supporters made during and after the debate, and more continued to flood in this morning.
Ben Johnson reports at LifeSiteNews.com:
When Family Research Council employee Leo Johnson braved three bullets to stop a hate-filled homosexual activist from committing a mass murder, he did not expect to receive an award. But that’s exactly what happened to sustained, enthusiastic applause at this weekend’s Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C.
“During that fateful day," Mr. Johnson told the gathering, "and I think about it a lot, there’s no other place I’d rather have been than right there where I was. . . . Thank you -- and I will be back.”
The Houston Chronicle reports:
Two Jersey Village men face felony child pornography charges after investigators raided their apartment and found illicit photos and videos of children as young as 5 engaged in sex, Harris County prosecutors said.
Christopher Duncan, 38, and his live-in partner, William Burklund, 20, are each charged with possession of child pornography, court records show. A judge set $20,000 bail for each.
"The City of Jersey Village offers its residents a safe, caring small town atmosphere in the heart of the Houston Metropolitan area,"says the Jersey Village website.
Challenging this mission statement is child pornography, which is an inhumane phenomenon and rightly policed. But also challenging this mission statement, and even more destructive strategically, is a homosexualist philosophy that would seek to normalize child pornography.
That philosophy preaches "'love' without limits." This slogan is a sermon in a nutshell, but it is bad faith and intellectually empty.
It is an angry preaching that not only lacks an adequate basis for defining love (and distinguishing it from mere lust) but the embrace of this view requires a) the rejection of the Creator's liberating norms for marriage and human sexuality and b) the acceptance of a private relativistic concept of "values" based on impersonal nature, "orientation," or just raw power. And it places children at the mercy of "loving" "adult" adults.
Today, the consumption of child pornography is a crime, as it should be.
Tomorrow, however, if homosexualist finger-wagging from the White House, Hollywood, the "news" media, and other secularized power establishments (not to be confused with the American mainstream) are successful in imposing their extremist philosophy upon Americans, no child or community will be safe.
Philosophies have consequences. Ideas that are true and humane can elevate a set of colonies to exceptional greatness. Ideas that are false and inhumane can tear down a town, city, state, or country. This can happen even if those ideas are marketed as "liberation."
The immoral criminal jailed today may be hailed as the pioneer tomorrow. Or Wisdom can triumph in the streets.
Says on-scene reporter Jennifer Donelan, "We do have one person shot and sources tell me that he is a security guard here at the Family Research Council. . . .
"They do believe in the union of one man and one woman, so they are anti-civil unions, anti-gay marriage."
WJLA is reporting that the "shooting leaves security guard wounded."
Update: Fox News is reporting that the gunman posed as an intern and that he shot a security guard "after expressing disagreement with the conservative group's policy positions."
Update: HuffPo comment: "I hope the gaurd [sic] recovers quickly and fully. I hate to see an employee get hurt for the crimes of the employer. Not to say I want the people who run the Family Research Council shot but . . . . . . . . well . . . . . . . I would like them to go away voluntarily forever."
Update: WND reports:
A public information officer for the Washington police department said the shooting happened about 10:45 a.m. Eastern.
“A security guard confronted the suspect, which is a matter of their policy. The suspect did fire upon the security guard. The security guard was struck, and transported to a hospital,” the police report said.
The security guard was listed in stable condition, police said.
“The suspect was apprehended on the scene and taken into custody.”
A major donor to President Barack Obama has been accused of defrauding a businessman and impersonating a bank official, creating new headaches for Obama's re-election campaign as it deals with the questionable history of another top supporter.
The New York donor, Abake Assongba, and her husband contributed more than $50,000 to Obama's re-election effort this year, federal records show. But Assongba is also fending off a civil court case in Florida, where she's accused of thieving more than $650,000 to help build a multimillion-dollar home in the state -- a charge her husband denies.
Right now, there isn't enough known about the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a black, by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old part-Hispanic, during his neighborhood watch tour in an Orlando, Fla., suburb.
If evidence emerges that Zimmerman's actions were not justified, he should be prosecuted and punished; however, there's a larger issue that few people understand or have the courage to acknowledge, namely that black and young has become synonymous with crime and, hence, suspicion. To make that connection does not make one a racist.
A former abortion worker has pleaded guilty to two counts of murder in relation to the deaths of an abortion client and an infant born alive during a botched abortion at Philadelphia’s notorious “House of Horrors.” Lynda Williams, 43, entered her guilty plea [Wednesday].
"White supremacist gang member Lawrence Russell Brewer has been executed for the infamous dragging death slaying of James Byrd Jr., a black man from East Texas," reports AP.
Maybe NBC's Brian Williams can ask Gov. Rick Perry for his view on the execution of this criminal for such a heinous crime.
Call it a hunch, but my sense is that the more murdering white racists (or murdering racists of any skin color) are sharply introduced to the error of their ways, the more people in Texas and across America will sleep better at night.
"In recent years, a horrifying number of kidnappings, rapes and mutilations of Iraqi Christian girls has been perpetrated by Muslim gangs," Frank Kitman writes at Frontpage.com.
Here, with video, is the story of "Sister Hatune of the Syrian-Orthodox monastery in Warburg, Germany. She makes an amazing effort to help and protect the ruthlessly persecuted Christians in Iraq."
Death in the Delta: "An abortion facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, linked to notorious abortionist Kermit Gosnell has continued to operate even after investigations uncovered a long history of dangerous criminal and medical violations and after the National Abortion Federation (NAF) revoked the abortion facility’s membership," reports LifeSiteNews.com.
"According to the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report that uncovered the chilling practices at Gosnell’s 'House of Horrors' clinic in Philadelphia, the Delta Clinic is owned by Leroy Brinkley, who also owns Atlantic Women’s Medical Services, located in Wilmington, Delaware," LifeSiteNews also reports. "Gosnell, who is facing the death penalty for allegedly murdering seven newborn infants as well as a former adult client, was employed at the Wilmington clinic, where he would sometimes work when not at his Philadelphia facility."
Barack Obama and Robert Richard Titcomb "have been close friends since high school, and the pair often get together to golf and dine when Obama vacations in the state," according to news reports.
By buglars, apparently. And across the street? A Planned Parenthood "clinic."
Author and columnist Judith Reisman writes:
Under the Auspices of the "Women's Medical Society": "The gruesome nature of [Kermit] Gosnell’s abortion business, which involved routine infanticide, sent shockwaves through national media outlets earlier this year, after state investigators stumbled upon the filthy facility," reports Kathleen Gilbert at LifeSiteNews.com.
Here is the report from LifeSiteNews.com.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach writes:
Despite the strong association of the term with collective Jewish guilt and concomitant slaughter, Sarah Palin has every right to use it. The expression may be used whenever an amorphous mass is collectively accused of being murderers or accessories to murder.
The abominable element of the blood libel is not that it was used to accuse Jews, but that it was used to accuse innocent Jews -- their innocence, rather than their Jewishness, being the operative point. Had the Jews been guilty of any of these heinous acts, the charge would not have been a libel.
"How unfortunate that some have chosen to compound a national tragedy by politicizing the murder of six innocent lives and the attempted assassination of a congresswoman," Rabbi Boteach writes.
"To be sure," he concludes, "America should embrace civil political discourse for its own sake, and no political faction should engage in demonizing rhetoric. But promoting this high principle by simultaneously violating it and engaging in a blood libel against innocent parties is both irresponsible and immoral."
Hat tip: MarkLevinshow
"A mother has been arrested after a four-year-old girl was found stabbed to death with her heart and other organs cut out and strewn around her flat," reports the UK Daily Mail.
"The 35-year-old woman was allegedly sitting in her kitchen chanting verses of the Koran as her daughter's disembowelled corpse lay next to her. The little girl's heart and other organs were found in different rooms around the flat in Clapton, east London."
Robert Stacy McCain writes at American Spectator:
A gunman who opened fire during a Florida school board meeting before apparently committing suicide left a "testament" on his Facebook page that blamed the "wealthy" for his crime.
Clay Duke, 56, pulled a pistol during a Tuesday school board meeting in Panama City, Fla., and fired several shots, according to press accounts. A security officer for the school system shot and wounded Duke, who then fatally shot himself, police told reporters.
Before pulling the gun, Duke used a can of red spray-paint to make the letter "V" inside a circle on a wall of the meeting room. This was evidently a reference to the 2006 movie V for Vendetta, in which a character uses terrorist tactics to fight an oppressive government.
From Connie Hair at Human Events:
Rush Limbaugh put some sunlight on yet another scheme to interfere in America's ability to self-govern by left-wing billionaire George Soros. Rush points out that even a small influx of cash into your state Secretary of State race can make a huge difference.
"Sheriff Larry Dever, whose officers patrol Cochise County along the border between Arizona and Mexico, said he finds it 'amazing' that the U.S. State Department would refer the recently passed immigration law in his state to the United Nations Human Rights Council for review," reports CNSNews.com.
"Well, it’s just amazing to me," CNSNews quotes Dever as saying. "Course, I have about as much regard for the U.N. as I do the vermin that hides in the rocks around my house here and reaches out and tries to bite me every now and then."
"Sweden has cancelled an arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on accusations of rape and molestation," reports the BBC.
"The Swedish Prosecution Authority website said the chief prosecutor had come to the decision that Mr. Assange was not suspected of rape but did not give any further explanation."
"A Swedish tabloid reported on Saturday that an arrest warrant has been issued for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on suspicion of rape, and officials said they could confirm 'media reports'," according to AFP.
"Assange addressed the report on WikiLeaks Twitter page, saying 'the charges are without basis and their issue at this moment is deeply disturbing'," AFP reports.
"On Sunday, Prince William County police [in Virginia] arrested Carlos A. Martinelly Montano, 23, after he slammed head-on into a car in which three Benedictine nuns were traveling. Sister Denise Mosier was killed instantly, her two companions were taken by helicopter to the hospital where they both remain in critical condition," Dave Gibson writes at Examiner.com.
"Montano was charged with DUI and involuntary manslaughter," Gibson continues. "This is actually Montano’s third DUI arrest in Prince William County over the last five years. At the time of the crash, the illegal alien was free on bond while awaiting deportation proceedings."
Lesson: "This case is a tragic example of how the federal government has abandoned their duty to all of us," Gibson says. "How many more innocent Americans have to die before either the feds do their job and enforce immigration laws, or the states ignore Obama’s meddling and do it for themselves?"
Who Is Responsible? "Barack Obama and Janet Napolitano are just as responsible, through their inaction, for the death of Sister Denise Mosier as is the illegal alien who smashed into her," Gibson concludes.
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Arizona's Constitutional Authority to Declare War
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Hey, Obama, Show Us Your Papers
Fact: Obama on Illegals Fails His Oath of Office
Writing at Beltway Confidential, David Freddoso wonders whether the NAACP will repudiate their own racism:
There has been one confirmed incident of racial slurs and violence at a Tea Party event. It came last year in St. Louis, during the town-hall craze, when black Tea Partier Kenneth Gladney was assaulted on camera by people wearing purple SEIU t-shirts and shouting the n-word.
Missouri’s NAACP held a press conference two months ago to address this incident once again, in hopes of protecting the attackers from prosecution. Zaki Baruti, speaking at their event before their mic (their bullhorn, actually) from a podium marked NAACP, called Gladney an "Uncle Tom" and a "Negro." He denounced the victim for working against "our people."
What Mr. Baruti (video) epitomizes is absolute racism -- that is to say, if you are black in skin, you must be "black" in thought. Here, the individual created in the image of God is dead; here the "content of our character" is dead, replaced by the color of one's skin. Pigmentation becomes ideological predestination, and biology the slavery of mind.
The NAACP is assassinating Martin Luther King, Jr., all over again. Long live racism, one supposes, as long as it benefits "our people."
. . . You're a "great" film director, such as the vile Roman Polanski. As Johann Hari writes at the UK Independent (note: vile, explicit, Hollywoodish-language appears in Hari's column):
So now we know. If you are a 44-year-old man, you can drug and anally rape a terrified 13-year-old girl as she sobs, says "No, no, no," and pleads for her asthma medication -- all according to the victim's sworn testimony -- and face no punishment at all. You just have to meet two criteria -- (a) you have to run away and stay away for a few decades; and (b) you need to direct some good films. If you do, not only will you walk free, there will be a huge campaign to protect you from the "witch-hunt" and you will be lauded as a hero.
Now, let me ask you: Do you think this culture, these kinds of people -- the Polanskis and their defenders, enablers -- will stand up to totalitarianism, Islamic terror, cultural breakdown? They are the breakdown. They're begging for chains.
She wanted more time for homework, and now Oxford Brookes University student Temitope Adenugba has her wish: 18 months of free time in prison.
Jeannie DeAngelis examines why feminists have not risen in outrage to support Molly Hagerty for "her bravery and courage in exposing" the undesired impositions of "adductor muscle massage-craving, 'crazed sex poodle,' male feminist and staunch ally of both mothers and nature, Al Gore."
Hat tip: American Thinker
Police are seeking the husband of school teacher Judith Novellino as a "person of interest."
"Porn destroys human lives and is destroying our nation," says Shelly Luben, founder of the Pink Cross Foundation, in town for a briefing at the U.S. Capitol.
Private choices have public consequences. Always have, always will. Some choices emancipate, others enslave.
This holds true for politicians, ministry leaders, entertainers, and the neighbor next door. To be a person is to externalize one's inner thought world, whether that world is one of light and truth or of darkness and destruction.
This is inescapable and cannot be legislated away. And you can be sure that those who are stumbling as persons in the arena of their private lives will be weakened, if not failing, as persons in the arena of their public lives.
More quickly than one might think, this can mean the difference between freedom and unfreedom, the difference between self-government and a boot on the throat. The destiny of nations begins at home.
The Beacon Women's Center in Montgomery, Ala., was a "shop of horrors" that couldn't pass state inspections.
How many preborn American citizens with the constitutional and God-given unalienable rights to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" were slaughtered there so "pro-choice" fascist abortion fat cats could reap obscene profts?
How about plugging that literally damned hole in the American soul across the nation, Mr. Obama?
"Bush-Hater" Punches: The police caught up with Mr. Govenor Spencer (union organizer, black liberation activist) after he drove away after he slugged "GOP official Nathan Tabor," and "lunged toward Tabor's wife," at a Tea Party protest rally in Greensboro, N.C., according to WorldNetDaily.
Here is video.
"Both men have filed assault charges against one another," reports WND. "We are going to deal with this in the courtroom," says the attacker's lawyer. "Mr. Tabor is going to find out that being wealthy doesn't make a difference in a courtroom."
A 16-year-old boy "who microwaved his brother's hamster was sent to a young offenders institution."
Perverts Charles O'Neill and William Lauchlan were found guilty of murdering Allison McGarrigle and "dumping her body at sea," says the Daily Record. They thought the McGarrigle "intended to tell authorities about their abuse of a boy."
Courts would "have the power to jail dairy owners and other retailers for six months for selling tobacco without approval under a proposed registration system," reports the NZHerald.
Forced to disclose backstage political bargaining, President Barack Obama's embarrassed White House said on Friday it had enlisted Bill Clinton to try to ease Rep. Joe Sestak out of Pennsylvania's Senate primary with a job offer.
Nothing wrong with that, the White House said. Oh, yes, there was, Republicans countered.
If a Democratic member of Congress is to be believed, there's someone in the Obama administration who has committed a crime -- and if the president knew about it, analysts say it could be grounds for impeachment," reports WorldNetDaily.
"After two cases of alleged criminals going door-to-door to take surveys, Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby said Monday that the U.S. Census Bureau must do more to prevent hiring census takers with a criminal background," reports FoxNews.com.
"In a letter to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke sent Monday, Shelby wrote that when he asked Locke during a Senate hearing last year about guidelines to disqualify applicants, including sex offenders and people who've committed crimes against children, he was told the measures would ensure 'each applicant is an acceptable risk to collect census information from residents of a community as a representative of our government'."
"I was offered a job," Democrat Rep. Joe Sestak told NBC's David Gregory on "Meet the Press" yesterday.
The point of the job offer was to induce Sestak to drop out of the Pennsylvania Democrat primary against Sen. Arlen Specter, who lost.
"Someone in the White House is in deep legal trouble," writes Rick Moran at American Thinker, "the kind that gets you sent off to jail."
J.P. Freire writes at Beltway Confidential:
This time it is actual clear-cut stealing, not just cushy benefits -- the General Services Administration inspector general reports that employees of the Federal Protective services used government purchase cards to buy gold coins, flat-screen televisions, and even gym memberships."
Steal the wealth.
Spread the wealth.
Lack of accountability.
Yeah, that sounds like Washington.
"Bertrand Delanoë, the art-loving Mayor of Paris, had some explaining to do last night," reports the UK Timesonline. "A masked man had just climbed into the Musée d’Art Moderne and helped himself to five masterpieces -- including a Picasso, a Matisse and a Modigliani."
According to the Times, "The Pink Panther-style raid, which netted works insured at €100 million (£85.4 million) was one of the biggest art thefts in decades. Christophe Girard, Mr Delanoë’s Deputy Mayor in charge of Culture, was flummoxed."
"The 20-year-old illegal immigrant arrested for sexually assaulting a 6-year old girl at an Albuquerque gym on Tuesday had been accused of raping children before," reports KRQE.com.
"After he was arrested, he told police he liked to touch children."
Here is news video on the arrest of Juan Gonzalez.
"Police realized that Juan Gonzalez is an illegal immigrant when on Tuesday night they asked for an ID and it indicated that he was a Mexican national," reports Jim Winchester of KRQE.
A "shop owner was stabbed at least eight times for just $200 by four youths who arrived and fled on bicycles," reports the New Zealand Herald.
"Thieves have stolen a cross in the Mojave Desert that honored American war dead, less than two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the religious symbol to remain on federal land," reports AP.
The culprits are probably members of the Tea Party, some might say. Trying to claim victim status and deflect attention away from their other racist friends in the movement, some might say. Time to round up the usual suspects, inspector Obama.
"Former New York Giants star Lawrence Taylor has been arrested in conjunction with a rape investigation in suburban New York, according to local authorities," writes Dan Graziano at NFL Fanhouse.
"LoHud.com, the website for The Journal News, reported that the alleged victim in the case is a 15-year-old girl from New York."
"A computer-addicted couple let their real life baby starve to death while they raised a virtual daughter online, police said today," reports the U.K. Daily Mail. "The couple spent 12 hours a night at internet cafes while their three-month-old daughter was left home alone at their apartment in Suwon, South Korea."
Jef Akst writes at TheScientist:
Last Friday, biology professor Amy Bishop shocked the country when she allegedly shot and killed three of her colleagues at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, purportedly motivated by the university's recent decision to deny her tenure. Although certainly one of the most heinous crimes in recent memory, it is by no means the first criminal offense to disturb the scientific community.
Akst then provides a "timeline of some disquieting events from the last few years."
Alone in the Middle of the Night: "A 56-year-old woman prayed to God while a 'crazed' man tried to break in to her home, telling a 9-1-1 dispatcher, 'I don't want to have to kill this man, but I'll kill him graveyard dead' -- and within minutes, she blasted the relentless intruder in the chest with her shotgun," reports WorldNetDaily.
A jury in Arkansas has found Curtis Lavelle Vance guilty in the murder of KATV news anchor Anne Pressly, reports AP.
On the basis of the evidence, the jury jumped to a conclusion. Which as most Americans realize (one hopes) is OK to do in the presence of overwhelming evidence. And that includes places such as Fort Hood, Mr. President.
There is as yet no comment from Gen. George Casey on whether this guilty verdict in regard to Curtis Lavelle Vance will harm diversity in America.
Anne Pressly was a human being of great value and significance, created in the image of God and endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights," among them the "right to life."
To compensate for the enormity of his crime, and because human beings are not pieces of cosmic junk in a meaningless universe, the murderer Curtis Lavelle Vance properly faces the loss of his life in payment for the life he saw fit to forfeit.
As the World Turns: "Charged with attacking a romantic rival . . . . Lisa Nowak, 46, agreed to the plea to avoid a trial slated for next month and in the hopes of landing a lighter sentence -- which she got," according AP/Fox News.
They Punched Her in the Head, "during an attempted robbery in north-west London," reports the UK Telegraph.
Yes, and That Includes, Especially Includes, Religious Leadership: "Officials say two pastors and a deacon from a Houston church have pleaded guilty to fraud charges stemming from student loans and reimbursements for housing Hurricane Katrina evacuees," reports AP in a story published at OneNewsNow. "The U.S. Attorney's Office says the three were leaders of the Fishers of Men Worship Center."
Standing in a pulpit, wearing holy robes, leading a ministry, delivering goose-bump sermons or radio commentary (written by somebody else), or being a big name in the church of Celebrianity, of this or that national fellowship, may in fact have little to do with genuine, Biblical, Christian leadership. Wolves in sheep's clothing, etc. (Matt. 7:15, 1Thess. 5:21).
Whether we are talking about "little ministry" or Big Time Professional Christianity, it is crucial to overcome what Francis Schaeffer calls "The Central Problem of Our Age."
Bob Weir writes at American Thinker:
This latest imbroglio about Rush Limbaugh being ineligible to buy an NFL franchise, because of a couple of alleged racial comments he made over the span of his many decades on the radio, stands out as one of the phoniest canards ever foisted upon the American public.
The irony behind the spurious charge is that they come from two of the most incendiary provocateurs in the race-baiting business. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.
Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, who give themselves the ludicrous title of Reverend, have the unmitigated gall to proclaim that Limbaugh is a polarizing figure in the country.
This from a couple of race hustlers who have been living large for decades with no visible means of support except for the "donations" the received from the corporations they've threatened with not so subtle methods of extortion.
Jeffrey Lord concludes at American Spectator:
For a certain segment of American society -- a segment once presumed to be on the far fringes of an unimaginably unacceptable morality -- the idea that it's OK to molest children of either sex is just not a big deal.
Child molesting simply wasn't a big deal for Harry Hay. Nor for Nancy Pelosi, now the Speaker of the House. Not for Roman Polanski, or, apparently, for his famous friends in the filmmaking community either. Or for Kevin Jennings, he the school safety czar.
And not, apparently and shockingly, for the Obama Administration.
Read "Pelosi to Polanski to Jennings: Why Sean Hannity Is Right" at American Spectator.
"US chat show king David Letterman has revealed that he had sexual relationships with female staff members on his show and faced an extortion bid over the liaisons," reports the U.K. Telegraph.
"Letterman said he had received a threat to either pay $2 million (£1.25 million) or risk the relationships being made public."
Megan McArdle writes:
Atlantic correspondent Wendy Kaminer has a fairly scathing piece noting that ACORN has had problems for a long time -- and that its defenders have always responded by dismissing any problems as "minor" [hmm ... "distractions"?] and complaining that partisan interests are harming all the fine work it does. Are the people who go after it partisan? Undoubtedly, as were the people who exposed problems at Halliburton, etc. But when your workers are caught on tape offering to help you smuggle your illegal underage prostitutes across the border, impugning the motives of the tapers hardly suffices.
ACORN belongs in the woodchipper. And keep the Big Gov't woodchipper handy.
Hat tip: Big Government
"New York Magazine today implicated WND in the murder of a Census worker in Kentucky," reports WorldNetDaily. "The article also linked Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage and Rep. Michele Bachmann with the crime. The four are suspected of creating an anti-government climate that led directly to the attack."
This being so, all you pro-freedom, pro-Declaration, pro-Constitution, pro-Bill of Rights, and pro-Creator-who-endows-every-human-being-with-"certain unalienable rights" people may want to contact a law firm. After all, you too may well be implicated in fostering an "anti-government" climate.
And those of you who wear glasses, know how to read, and can think freely for yourselves may want to watch your back, as well.
I recommend the firm of Washington, Jefferson, Patton, Lee, and Madison. Their 82nd Airborne research department is tops. They've done really good work in the past and could well be just the thing for current challenges.
Here's the story from WorldNetDaily.
"The federal government has suspended door-to-door interviews in the area where a U.S. census worker was found hanged from a tree in rural Kentucky," writes Sarah Netter at ABCNews.
"The FBI is investigating whether Bill Sparkman, 51, was the victim of anti-government sentiment. His body was found near a cemetery in Clay County Sept. 12 with the letters 'Fed' scrawled in his chest," says Netter.
"The only problem with this theory," writes CY, is "lack of evidence, lack of evience, and lack of evidence."
CY suspects "that when they do find a motive, it will have very little to do with politics and quite a bit to do with him stumbling across marijuana farming, meth labs, or moonshining."
That seems fair enough. We await further investigation.
Meanwhile, let us not glide too quickly over the phrase "anti-government sentiment."
Millions of Americans today are pro-liberty, pro-Constitution, pro-Bill of Rights, and pro-Declaration of Independence. They stand at the strategic center of what makes America America.
Theirs is a "yes" that is about respecting choice, self-determination, freedom, and dignity.
But this is also a "no." Not a "no" to "government," but a "no" to tyranny. The "sentiment" is anti-slavery, not anti-government.
As our Founders understood, there is a difference between self-government in community with a Creator who endows all of us with "certain unalienable rights," as opposed to oppressive government that imposes a train of un-Constitutional abuses from an increasingly alien and inhumane establishment whose political headquarters are located in Washington, D.C.
Protect life, protect freedom. Love of neighbor in community with our Creator challenges each of us to do both. Evil-doers and slave-masters may not like it, but let love and justice roll down anyway.
"Paramilitary troops patrolled the streets of a town in eastern Pakistan yesterday after Muslim radicals burned to death eight members of a Christian family, raising fears of violence spreading to other areas," reports the UK Times.
In "Gates Lied," Andrew Cline writes at American Spectator:
Henry Louis Gates Jr., director of Harvard's W.E.B. Dubois Institute for African and African-American Research, said he hoped his arrest for disorderly conduct on July 16 would be a teachable moment for America. Boy, has it ever been.
Monday, the City of Cambridge released the 911 and arrest tapes from the incident in which Gates was arrested by white police officer James Crowley.
It is no wonder that Gates has begun to back down from his allegations of racism.
The tapes show no such motivation, and they confirm that Gates was being disorderly, which he had denied.
What's the lesson? Cline writes:
The lesson America ought to learn from this incident is that Gates' image of the world as a place in which individuals are little more than pawns in the greater historical conflict between the races is fatally misconceived. It is a projection of a hopelessly erroneous political theory that, from time to time, reality disproves in a grand way.
Here is audio from the neighbor's 911 call.
Here is audio from the Cambridge officer/dispatch tapes.
Read the entire article by Andrew Cline at American Spectator.
In an interview with CNN, a diversity of colleagues (black, white, male, female) from the Cambridge Police Department explain their support for officer Jimmy Crowley.
In doing so, they demonstrate something that goes to the heart of what truely undergirds and unifies America: Objective facts and moral character trump skin color, group identity, and ideological passion.
This reaches back, of course, to the American founding, with its emphasis on a common humanity created in the image of an objective and knowable God and endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights."
Sadly, it is this unique American vision, rooted ultimately in verifiable information from the Creator, which has been under attack with the rise of secularism and liberalism, exemplified recently and politically by the election of Barack Obama and his post-American, post-Constitutional, and post-Declarational administration.
The remarks of policewoman Kelly King, transcribed below, capture the spirit of the CNN interview. They stand in refreshing contrast to the reactionary and divisive comments put out by the current president of the United States:
CNN: When you heard about what happened with this sergeant, what did you think?
Kelly King: I was appalled. I know Jimmy. I've known him for more than the 11 years with the Cambridge police. I knew him when he worked for Harvard.
I know him to be a good police officer, a good man with character. And I knew these charges were bogus.
There has been a tremendous rush to judgment. And I think the thing to be learned first and foremost from this is to look at all of the evidence, to consider all, to weigh all.
I think Professor Gates has done a very good job of throwing up a very effective smokescreen, calling race into this. It had nothing to do with it.
CNN: And the president?
Kelly King: It's unfortunate. I supported him. I voted for him. I will not again.
I agree that I think that it's admirable that he would speak on behalf of his friend, but he should have recused himself.
He should have stepped back. And he should have said, "I support my friend, but I don't have all the facts. I won't weigh in yet."
Kelly King: I would apply the same to him.
CNN: What do you want people around the country to know who may have already made up their mind about Sergeant Jimmy Crowley?
Kelly King: Keep their minds open. And realize that we would not support someone that we felt wronged someone else. We took this job to do the right thing. We all took this job to do the right thing. We would not support anyone in blue doing the wrong thing.
Here's the video.
Writing at American Thinker on the arrest of a Harvard professor in his own home, former New York City detective sergeant Bob Weir says Barack Obama "is the one who 'acted stupidly'."
"Aaron Bruns, 29, was arrested in February after authorities searched his Dupont Circle-area apartment and found his computer full of child porn," reports the Washington Examiner.
"In May, Bruns pleaded guilty to the charges and was facing up to eight years in prison, according to federal guidelines, documents said. But federal Judge James Robertson on Tuesday pushed his sentence to 10 years, citing a former conviction on similar charges while Bruns was in college."
"A woman teacher at a top private school for girls has been arrested over allegations that she sexually assaulted a pupil during an 'inappropriate' relationship," reports the UK Times.
"A professor of criminology at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington says the outrage over a homosexual statutory rape case at Duke University is a deafening sound of silence," reports OneNewsNow.
"Frank Lombard, associate director of Duke University's Center for Health Policy, has been accused of molesting his adopted five-year-old African-American son and offering him up for sex with strangers on the Internet," OneNewsNow continues. "Lombard's homosexual partner, who resides in the same house with Lombard, was allegedly unaware of the activities."
Regardless of the legal outcome of this Duke case, it seems crucial to understand that what you have in the homosexual rape and degradation of an adopted black "son" by a white "gay" "parent" is not an aberration, if one accepts and authentically applies the basic presuppositions intrinsic to the homosexualist worldview. As an example of the moral confusion and capitulation that results from such a view, please see, "Faggot Easy to Defend -- Surprising Help From Secular America."
The attempted sodomization of American society by the forces of monosexist philosophy, with logical certainty, leads to harm for families, parents, and innocent children oppressed by the powers that be. As such, it is an ideological plague affecting society at large and is not limited to private choices among "consenting adults," a moral fiction created and admired for its temporary ability to cover a multitude of sins.
The cries and screams of homosexually raped children might indicate to some -- willing to think freely outside the confines of secular orthodoxy -- that the "gay" lifestyle is a poor and unfortunate choice, a syndrome in need of healing, not a condition in need of codification. True rebels will hear and respond. The others can speak out courageously as Tinseltown reactionaries celebrated at the Academy Awards.
An insensitive, nonempathetic, and collaborative media may prefer to remain silent in the face of inconvenient facts and of perversity carefully wrapped in the language of "rights" and pretended absolutes created to advance the propaganda needs of the hour, week, year, decade, or generation. However, as the failed Soviet Union eventually learned, truth will win out, even if a "Vichy" press continues to die a slow, agonizing death in violation of its constitutional and humane calling to report the facts and let the chips fall where they may. Meanwhile, other voices will rise up.
There is hope for a destiny not imagined by ideological tyrants who roam the land, not considered by the priests of culture and celebrities of now who preach a cruel tolerance of "love" without limits, an open door to slime and hate. The slaves and the oppressed can be set free of a behavior and philosophy beneath the dignity and wonder of the individual human being -- man, woman, and child; red and yellow, black and white -- created in the image of a loving and forgiving God in a moral universe. This is a Creator who endows the individual with inalienable rights and calls all of us to a higher, more humane way.
And because there is love, there also is accountability, judgment, and intervention. And a way to tell the truly liberating difference between God-given diversity and love-denying perversity. All of which is intolerable, of course, to those who prefer the oh-so-"free" "love without limits" company of kids.
The innocence of our children is crying out. Do we have ears to hear, a mind to think, a will to revolt? There is much to do. Much to say. Duke is as good a place as any to make a stand.
A tactical, self-serving admission of "guilt" doesn't cut it, writes George Michalopulos, a layman in the Greek Orthodox Church.
Hat tip: John Couretas
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Racists, socialists, Marxists, and fascists red and yellow, black and white may want to hold onto their seats and secure their pews.
Writing at Frontpage magazine, Ben Johnson makes the case that "longtime neo-Nazi" James Wenneker Von Brunn "was . . . not . . . a . . . conservative."
Moreover, writes Johnson, the murder suspect "denounced the Christian faith as a dastardly Jewish conspiracy" and as a "'HOAX' invented by the Apostle Paul to 'DESTROY ROMAN CULTURE' from within by undermining its pagan virility." (Note: The CAPS above, as Johnson points out, "appear in the original.")
One does not mean to be redundant, but the stereotype-challenging information Johnson provides may also upset members of a) the Collaborationist Press and b) the Obama administration.
Why? Because, sadly and tyrannically, many of these folks are also "Christian-Haters."
They constitute an elitist, secularist axis of those who despise -- in contradistinction to the genius of the Founding Fathers and the Founding Vision -- the humane, liberating, and dictatorship-challenging application of Creator-rooted information and thoughtforms to the public square.
Their way, including the Obama way, is the end of America the free.
The end of their way opens the door to humanity and dignity under God again. That's what the Declaration and Constitution are all about.
According to the evidence, Von Brunn hates this. As does the Washington-Centric establishment.
Molotov Mitchell raps a tribute to mass-murderer of babies for money -- the heroic and liberal-sainted baby-killer Dr. George Tiller.
Peter Barry Chowka in American Thinker reviews yesterday's 3-hour appearance of William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn on C-SPAN's "Book TV."
Chowka writes: "Ayers has gained some notoriety for comments he made that appear to defend his bomb making past (gaining for him in some circles the moniker 'unrepentant domestic terrorist') and for his murky but apparently influential association during the 1990s with the then new-on-the-scene, up-and-coming Chicago politician, Barack H. Obama."
Ayers "personifies the moral bankruptcy of the far left," and Dohrn "comes across as decidely rough around the edges and inarticulate."
More from Chowka on Ayers and Dohrn . . .
From Brent Baker at Newsbusters:
The networks, which saw the apparently politically-motivated murder of a Kansas doctor who performed late term abortions as a major story, haven't been so interested in a Muslim convert who specifically targeted and shot two Army privates outside a Little Rock recruiting office, killing one, William Long. None mentioned it on Monday night and on Tuesday evening, as all aired follow-up pieces on Dr. George Tiller, only NBC gave it a few seconds.
Since the "mainstream" media have taken sides in the culture wars, and since the side they have taken rejects the principles upon which this nation is founded, perhaps it is time to identify them for what they truly are: The Collaborationist Press -- that is, organs of ideology and propaganda in the service of forces at odds with the DNA of the American Experiment in liberty.
As coverage of the ongoing abortion tragedy demonstrates (e.g., the killing of abortionist George Tiller), the "pro-choice" Collaborationist Press rejects the Founders' insistence on unalienable rights, including the unalienable right to life, including the right to life of preborn American citizens (and preborn journalists). Rejecting the only adequate basis for authentic human freedom, the Collaborationist Press devolves into mouthpieces for tyranny (however well motivated, or not-so-well motivated, individual reporters may be).
Far less interesting to the Collaborationist Media, therefore, is the killing of U.S. Army private William Long in Little Rock, in the state of a president who famously "loathed" the military. No human institution is perfect, but the U.S. military has been a force for genuine goodness in the world, fighting unto victory the evils of fascism in Europe and Japan during WWII, and being the ready backbone of liberty in the Cold War, helping to ensure the downfall of the class-warfare slave state formerly known as the U.S.S.R.
Of course there have been mistakes. But when U.S. soliders break the law, we've had a system of justice and morality in the United States -- rooted ultimately the self-same Creator who endows every human being with unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness -- upon which to bring those soliders to justice. Again, not perfection, but certainly a terrific and humane advance in the struggle of human liberty against the forces of ideological terror and government tyranny.
All of this is rejected in principle by a secularized press that has forgotten that freedom does not grow on trees or crawl out of the ocean. Rejected in principle is the Founders' hard-won understanding that human dignity and freedom are rooted in a real and knowable Creator. His structured creation -- which we recognize as the objective cosmos -- is what makes possible the rational investigation and empirical discovery of both science and legitimate news gathering in the first place. It also makes possible the separation of a religiously privatized "faith" (secular or otherwise) from the concrete and epistemologically assured information, truth content, and authenticity available in the Judeo-Christian worldview.
However, in somewhat less than infinite wisdom, the Collaborationist Press has rejected that worldview which gives an adequate basis for "fair and balanced" reporting. It is of little surprise, therefore, that so many journalists now find themselves goosestep-slobbering more and more deeply into political passions, relativistic subjectivities, group think that would make cult members blush, and obedience to correlations of raw power at particular moments in history.
This is the true crisis in journalism today. What is needed to counter this is not a journalism passionately devoted to "conservatism" or some other "ism." What is needed is a journalism passionately committed to objective truth. "Vichy" journalism in Nazi-occupied France was a contradiction in terms in WWII Europe, and it is a contradiction in terms in America today. A journalism of resistance rooted in truth will win the hearts of Americans and help set us free again.
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Go ahead. Make Nice. But Notre Dame party-spoiler Joseph Farah of WND chooses not to play by Obama's pathetic, inhumane, and bloody rules:
If I were presiding over a public policy that called for the murder of unborn babies for any reason or no reason at all, that provided mandatory public funding of those procedures both domestically and in foreign countries, that required doctors and nurses to perform abortions even if they were conscientiously opposed, that permitted experimentations on living human embryos, that promoted even partial-birth abortions outside the womb and that called for the extermination of infants who somehow defied all the odds and managed to survive efforts to kill them before birth, I guess I would want to frame the debate in such a way as to diminish the hideous monstrousness of my morally indefensible position.
He doesn't really want people who recognize what abortion is to approach the debate with "open hearts." He wants us to harden our hearts.
More on "The Blowback of Notre Dame," by Joseph Farah at WND . . .
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"After receiving an honorary doctorate in law at the University of Notre Dame’s graduation ceremony yesterday, President Barack Obama delivered a speech to the school's graduating seniors that sought to legitimize his position in favor of the legal killing of unborn children," reports Terry Jeffrey at CNSNews.com.
"Obama told the graduates of the nation’s most well-known Catholic university that abortion 'has both moral and spiritual dimensions' -- although he did not explain why he had made this conclusion -- and made it quite clear that, even so, he has no intention of moving from his position that it ought to be legal for a pregnant mother to have a doctor kill her unborn child for literally any reason at any stage of pregnancy."
More on Obama at Notre Dame from CNSNews.com.
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"The Rev. Katherine Ragsdale will soon become the first female president of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts," writes Mark Tooley at American Spectator.
In addition to a sermon in which the "openly lesbian" (what bravery!) Ms. Ragsdale exclaimed the "blessing" derived from one class of humanity being able to destroy another class of humanity, she has on occasion "boasted" before the congressional gods of the Federal Empire "of chauffeuring a 15-year-old girl to get an abortion and vowed to do so again, no matter the law, because the 'vows' of her ordination supposedly require it," says Tooley.
PR is key when advocating such inhumanity out of accord with real Christianity and the American founding. "However provocative Ragdale's pronouncements often are," Tooley writes, "she is in demeanor calm and polished and seemingly disciplined."
In short: No sudden moves, "seemingly." Unless, you're a "doctor" at work in an aborcentration center on a mission from god. That's where Ms. Ragsdale's "blessings" are "safe, rare, and legal" -- unless you happen to be on the wrong end of the safety. "No sudden moves" is absolutey vital here: Baring teeth too soon, or in public, may scare the horses.
From George Neumayr at American Spectator:
Obama's liberalism is not an opponent of human rights abuses but an embodiment of them. The CIA restricts itself to methods far less ruthless than those permitted by the platform of the Democratic Party. When will Obama bring his own platform into line with the Geneva Accords?
Quin Hillyer writes:
Every "media freedom" outlet in the country should be up in arms about this, helping John Ziegler pay for a lawsuit, shouting from the rooftops against this blatant and disquieting and downright frightening abridgement of the First Amendment.
Here's video of fascism in action.
Tyranny in America, both soft and hard (ask the dead babies about it), must be resisted and overcome. This is the task of every American who remembers who we are.
Who are we? We are not compliant "citizens" with a vague set of "values" waiting for Obama, the establishment, and disdainful secular elites to issue government-approved marching orders for what we get to do tomorrow.
Who are we? We are human beings created in the image of God and endowed by our creator with unalienable rights that no journalist, no security guard, no bureaucrat, no politician, and no White House authoritarian has the authority to take away. We-the-free -- and not the fascist slave-masters -- run this country.
We are here to cause tyrants to tremble. Today, tomorrow, as soon as possible, there should be Freedom Protests against any form of tyranny imposed upon the mind of man.
Today, tomorrow, as soon as possible, there should be protests for unalienable rights and Declaration Freedoms at USC (where Ziegler was cuffed), media outlets, and any place of authoritarianism in America that dares participate in the on-going ideological coup against the foundations and vision of the United States of America.
Obama and his enablers in the Federal Empire, the Democratic Party, squishy Republicans, the socialists in media and all the rest may not like it, but the Spirit of 1776 lives. For that which is rooted in verifiable truth from our Creator never passes away, never dies, and is always a solid support for those ready to "overcome evil with good." Just like the No. 1 book hated by all tyrants -- The Bible -- says (Rom. 12:21).
Wednesday was T-Day. Today is T-Day plus 2. Folks, we're going to Berlin to empty out the bunker.
"A Texas congressman who is a former judge warns that the 'hate crimes' legislation reintroduced in the U.S. House could potentially lead to the arrest of Christian pastors who speak out against sexual immorality," reports OneNewsNow.
"Representatives John Conyers (D-Michigan) and Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) are sponsoring the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (H.R. 1913), also known as the 'Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act.' The bill would add sexual orientation to the list of categories covered under federal hate crime law. When Democrats passed the bill in 2007, they were divided over whether to add 'gender identity and expression' to the list."
Where is an Enemies List of Republicans and Democrats who stuck some 8,500 earmarks in the $410 billion pork-barrel spending bill set to be signed by Mr. Obama?
The issue of whether Barack Obama is constitutionally eligible to serve as president seems easy enough to settle: Provide the documentation. Instead, this:
Military officers from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines are working with California attorney Orly Taitz and her Defend Our Freedoms Foundation, citing a legal right established in British common law nearly 800 years ago and recognized by the U.S. Founding Fathers to demand documentation that may prove -- or disprove -- Barack Obama's eligibility to be president. . . .
Taitz' plaintiffs, some of whom potentially face life-or-death situations in defense of the U.S. Constitution on a daily basis, . . . are asking for the appointment of a special prosecutor to help in presenting documentation to the Supreme Court.
Harry Riley, a veteran officer with Pentagon service, says the endgame could be "revolution."
"Myself, along with hundreds of thousands of other warriors, have fought for the U.S. Constitution. The whole issue is one of constitutional crisis, in my judgment. How can an individual become the commander-in-chief, or the president of the U.S., with questions regarding his constitutional qualifications?" he asked.
"The whole idea is that America cannot allow an individual to serve as president who isn't qualified. It destroys our Constitution. It's the bedrock of our nation," he said.
"In the worst case, in the long run, if he continues [to fight revealing his documentation,] it's going to be revolution in the streets," he warned.
"It's simply a matter of producing a $12 birth certificate," Riley says.
"Facebook repeatedly accepted ads for a get-rich-quick scam it apparently knew was defrauding users in a desperate attempt to earn revenue," reports the Sydney Morning Herald.
Update: As of 12:42 am, February 26, this reported ad scam is still running on Facebook. I just accessed via my Facebook page an ad link to the same man-with-Ferrari picture exposed in SMH (but the "rich Ferrari man" has a different name in the ad linked via FB).
That's how Frontpage boosts an article on feminism, domestic violence, and the Buffalo beheading.
But in addition to "feminist courage" and "feminist cowardice," what about the feminist contradiction?
Out of concern for our neighbor, this must be faced: "Pro-choice" feminists support acts of horrific, slasher violence against humanity every single day of their lives. It's called abortion.
The point is not that this is an intellectual contradiction, which it is -- power and choice for me, but not for thee.
Or that this is an ethical contradiction, which it is -- domestic violence inside the womb is an acceptable necessity, but outside the womb is an unacceptable evil.
The point is that pro-abortion feminists have accepted into their bosom a violent contradiction that liberates a spirit of raw will-to-power out into the culture.
In such a setting, consistent with that contradiction, no female is ethically protected or respected: inside the womb or outside the womb; inside the home or at the TV station; in Pakistan or in the U.S.
It's open borders. Contradictions have consequences. Time to rethink.
An Islamic "moderate" backslides -- or does he?
Robert Spencer writes:
Now comes the clearest, most harrowing indication of all that Bridges TV’s founder was not the moderate he appeared to be, but was rather a man who had imbibed deeply the traditional Islamic understanding that women are possessions of men, to be punished severely when they get out of line.
Of course, this singular lesson of the beheading of Aasiya Hassan, who apparently had raised Muzzammil’s ire by filing for divorce, is the one that the mainstream media and the American Muslim community is doing its best to obscure.