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Marie Harf, Baghdad Bob
Marie Harf, Baghdad Bob

Marie Harf, the Obama State Department’s spokesperson, praised the Iraqi army after losing Ramadi to ISIS. We’re not really sure who she was trying to convince that the full-on surrender of Ramadi was actually a valiant fight, but it didn’t work. Maybe she really is clueless. Or maybe, as one Tweeter put it, she’s the daughter of Baghdad Bob the Iraqi Minister of Disinformation.

Either way, the Twittersphere lit up with a variety of humorous comments. If you need a little break in a your day, this should get you to chuckle… enjoy!

H/T BizPacReview

 

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I’m not sure why I’m surprised every time President Obama does something that defies all logic. You’d think we’d get used to it after this much time, but nooooo.

Now, in a “brilliant” (yes, that’s sarcasm) move, he decides to ban sending a wide range of military-style equipment to local police departments… because we want them to be LESS equipped to handle situations like Ferguson and Baltimore, right? WRONG!

But in his ultimate wisdom, he thinks that the police looking less militarized (or protected!) will make the public feel safer and less threatened by them. Uh… we’re sending the police into dangerous situations, why wouldn’t we want them to be protected from CRIMINALS? And why do we CARE if criminals are uncomfortable with police looking properly equipped to get them under control?

If Obama is going to soften up police readiness and fail to equip them for life-threatening situations… how exactly do we expect people to be willing to “protect and serve”?

Making local police departments less prepared is just giving criminals a green light to run amok with their evil intent. And the leader of our nation wants to do this, why? You can draw your own conclusions.

You can read more about this lunacy at FoxNews.com and TalkingPointsMemo.com

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Trey Gowdy, CSPAN
Trey Gowdy, CSPAN

South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy says he wants a justice system that is color blind.

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) went off during the House hearing today on Community Hearing today. Gowdy read off a list of police officers killed in the line of duty and victims of intra-racial murder.

The video doesn’t show Professor Ramirez’s remarks, but judging from Rep. Gowdy’s answers, she must have been advocating for improved “processes” or “procedures” regarding law enforcement. He got more than a little passionate in his response.

H/T BB4SP

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vandalism, military, veteran
vandalism, military, veteran

When Army reservist Cassie McEuen of Evanston, Wyoming, woke up and walked outside her home one morning, she was shocked.

Her walls were covered in graffiti messages blasting her for being in the military:

Image Credit: Screenshot

The comments, appearing in black paint, stated things such as “die for what?” and “f*** the military”, writes KUTV.

Click here to read what her community did in response, AWESOME!

H/T IJReview & KUTV

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Firefighter, Concealed Carry Permit
Firefighter, Concealed Carry Permit

Firefighters in South Carolina likely saved the town of New Holland from a disaster not unlike the Sandy Hook school massacre.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to the New Holland Fire Department’s Station 2 around 6:30 p.m. for a report of shots fired.

Firefighters said Chad Barker pulled up to the crowded fire station parking lot full of children and firefighters, got out of his car, and began firing in the air and at his vehicle. They say he also pointed the firearm at individual firefighters for lengthy periods of time.

“I came out of the office, saw the man with the gun, told everybody to leave out the back quickly that there was a man in the parking lot with a gun, and I was not kidding,” said Gary Knoll, a firefighter for New Holland.

Knoll said he and another firefighter who have concealed weapons permits pulled their guns on the gunman.

Knoll said Barker returned to his vehicle and firefighters carefully followed him with their weapons still drawn. After encouraging Barker to put the gun down, Knoll said Barker ultimately complied and Knoll grabbed the gun.

He said the group of firefighters detained Barker, who then began beating his head on the ground, until deputies arrived and locked him up. Barker has been charged with two counts of Pointing and Presenting a Firearm.

You can watch the video and read the rest here. H/T BB4SP and WISTV

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George Stephanopoulos, Hillary Clinton, ABC
George Stephanopoulos, Hillary Clinton, ABC

George Stephanopoulos (a Clinton hack) questions Peter Schweizer on his objectivity, of the book “Clinton Cash,” because he once worked in the Bush Administration. Pot, meet kettle…

Remember when we had journalists who were unbiased and had never worked in politics? Those days are getting farther and farther behind us.

Cartoon credit A.F. Branco at Comically Incorrect

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Senator Rand Paul
Senator Rand Paul

Senator Rand Paul filibusters in opposition to extending the Patriot Act and NSA unchecked data collection. Time will tell whether his efforts were successful in drawing attention to this issue and changing votes in the Senate.

TheGuardian has an excellent breakdown of the 10 hour run. Here’s an excerpt:

  • Kentucky senator Rand Paul held the Senate floor for ten and a half hours Wednesday in what he called a filibuster in an attempt to force the Senate to conduct debate on amendments to reform the NSA.

  • Paul was joined by 10 other senators. Three Republicans, including Ted Cruz of Texas, and seven Democrats.

  • By finishing before midnight, the Kentucky senator didn’t end up disrupting the Senate’s schedule after all. The result means that senators, Hill staffers and reporters may actually get a three day weekend.

  • However, Paul’s “filibuster” does make clear that any attempt by the GOP to pass a clean reauthorization of the Patriot Act is likely to fail.

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[Ed. – This is what “community organizers” actually organize.]

ACORN’s successor group in Missouri has been paying protesters $5,000 a month to generate civil unrest in Ferguson, the troubled St. Louis suburb where black youth Michael Brown was killed by a white police officer last August.

We know this because some of the protesters haven’t been paid and, now, they are demanding what they were promised. They held a sit-in at the offices of Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) and posted a demand letter online.

MORE is the rebranded Missouri branch of the former Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) which filed for bankruptcy in late 2010. That ACORN state chapter reconstituted itself in December 2009 as MORE under orders from ACORN’s national headquarters. President Obama used to work for ACORN and he represented it in court as a lawyer. (See my previous article on MORE.)

MORE has been active in the Ferguson protests and in efforts to free jailed demonstrators so they can continue vandalizing businesses, intimidating perceived adversaries, setting fires, throwing projectiles and human waste at cops, and engaging in the Left’s usual modes of so-called nonviolent protest. MORE believes that protesters should be given a blank check to inflict whatever harm they wish on the community in pursuit of social justice.

The unpaid rent-a-mob operatives complain that MORE stiffed them the same way ACORN did to hired protesters throughout its 40 years of radical left-wing rabble-rousing. The ACORN network’s leadership was always predominantly white while its foot soldiers were mostly non-white, a fact that caused tension within the criminal community organizing outfit.

Blogger Kristinn Taylor reported at St. Louis-based blogger Jim Hoft’s website, Gateway Pundit, that “[b]lack activists held a sit-in at the office of MORE … on Thursday to press their claim that groups led by whites have collected tens of thousands of dollars in donations off of the Black Lives Matter movement without paying the Black participants their fair share.”

WOW! You can read the rest at FrontPageMag.com

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Water Guns
Water Guns

The Boy Scouts of America fired off a missive to leaders reminding them of a long-standing rule – water gun fights and water balloon fights are not allowed.

So why does Boy Scout leadership have its neckerchief in a knot over Super Soakers?

Well, according to their official Scouting magazine, water guns are considered “simulated firearms.”

“It’s a good time to remind you that BSA policies prohibit pointing simulated firearms at people,” Bryan Wendell wrote on the BSA’s official leaders blog. “Yes, that includes water guns.”

I’m assuming that also means kids won’t be able to cool off by running through semi-automatic sprinklers.

Read the rest from Todd Starnes

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Jeb Bush
Jeb Bush

After finishing the first draft of this piece I received a late-night return phone call from a Florida Republican power player who asked that his name be withheld. He was responding to a question from me earlier about former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s prospects for winning the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. Coincidentally, he had just left a high-dollar local fundraiser for Florida Senator Marco, which was the reason he gave for calling so late.

Here are some direct quotes from our conservation:

  • “Jeb’s people are now Rubio’s people.”
  • “Jeb is not relevant.”
  • “Jeb has no momentum.”
  • “Jeb has no new people supporting him, just the same old people, just the same old money people.”

His candor surprised me since my source has known both Bush and Rubio for many years. And, like many active Republicans, he is still uncommitted to any specific 2016 candidate.

I took this eerily-timed conversation as an affirmation for what I had written hours earlier — five reasons why Jeb Bush should drop out of the 2016 presidential nomination race before he officially declares.

Jeb Bush’s Nomination Would Result in a GOP Civil War

If the GOP is to win the White House in 2016 there must be the equivalent of a peaceful, loving, marriage ceremony uniting the party’s conservative and establishment wings at the Republican National Convention scheduled for July 18-21, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Undoubtedly, Jeb Bush is the least likely major candidate to bring about such a union. In fact, his nomination would likely spark a brutal civil war ripping the party asunder — resulting in a walk-out of convention delegates, the possible rise of a conservative third-party candidate and drastically reduce the number of traditional GOP campaign workers. I cannot over emphasize the degree to which anti-Jeb passion currently exists among many GOP primary voters.

For example, on the popular conservative site RedState, which is read by many GOP activists, the title of a recent “recommended” column perfectly sums up this sentiment: “Jeb Bush: Worse of the Worst for 2016.”

Then the Washington Times posted a headline signaling war clouds on the horizon: “Conservatives strategize in separate meeting to sway 2016 Republican nomination.”

Within the piece was this gem:

For many conservatives planning to attend the gathering, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is the dreaded incarnation of the inevitable establishment candidate next year who could out fund-raise the entire field of competitors.

Given these negative general feelings among a growing number of Republicans, it is only a matter of time before Jeb and his loyal team of long-time advisers realize that all the establishment money in the world cannot buy love among primary voters who find Jeb unacceptable as their 2016 leader. Furthermore, if Team Jeb thinks they can change a majority of GOP hearts and minds — they are delusional.

Jeb Bush Hurts the GOP Brand

Question: Why would a party still recovering from its last unpopular president — whose name and brand have been thoroughly denigrated during the last two presidential elections — nominate a candidate with the same last name?

Answer: Insanity.

Now, to elaborate on that answer, check out two web videos from the Democratic National Committee and American Bridge which appeared shortly after Jeb’s recent inartful statements on FOX News concerning his brother’s justification for the Iraq War.

These are exactly the kind of campaign commercials that Republicans can expect to see in a general election if Jeb wins the GOP nomination.

Furthermore, Republicans supporting Jeb should be reminded that an Associated Press 2012 presidential election exit poll revealed that almost half of the voters (unfairly, in my opinion) blamed former President George W. Bush for the nation’s economic challenges instead of President Obama. This is a direct result of Obama twice waging a successful “blame Bush” campaign strategy. Thus, it’s a given that Hillary Clinton’s campaign will attempt to convince voters that Jeb’s name equates to George’s on the ballot.

You can just hear Hillary or her surrogates saying, “Why would you vote for the family who got us into this mess?”

Like I said, “insanity.”

Jeb’s Negative Poll Numbers Are Off the Charts

A George Washington University Battleground Poll released May 11, but conducted  May 3-6 (several days before Jeb’s May 10 Fox News kerfuffle about Iraq,) revealed some fascinating data that should be used to convince Team Jeb to disband their nomination efforts now in order to save Jeb Bush and his distinguished family from future embarrassment.

For the record, the poll was jointly conducted by the Republican-leaning Tarrance Group and the Democrat-leaning Lake Research Partners with data gathered from 1,000 registered voters.

Here is a sample question: “Would you consider voting for this person for President or, no, you would not consider voting for this person for President?” (After the pollster says he is going to read a list of names.)

Jeb was the overall loser with 41% of registered voters stating that they strongly would not consider voting for him. This, combined with the 19% who said they somewhat would not consider voting for Jeb – adds up to a whopping 60% of registered voters.

Need I mention the word “insanity,” again?

But wait there’s more: The poll asks after reading a list of names, “If you have heard of that person and, if so, whether you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression of that person. If you do not recognize the name, just say so.”

Among registered voters, 30% have a strong unfavorable impression of Jeb. Then, adding the 18% who have a somewhat unfavorable impression, leaving Jeb with a 48% total unfavorable rating.

On the positive side, he has an 8% strong favorable and 27% a somewhat favorable rating, yielding a 35% total. However, Jeb does not have much room for improvement — with only 11% of registered voters having “no opinion” of him and only 6 percent having “never heard” of him.

Overall the poll reveals that virtually the entire GOP field is unknown and in most cases they do not yield high favorable or unfavorable numbers – leaving them time to make a positive impression. Whereas Jeb is “known” — albeit due to his last name.

Conversely, the poll shows Hillary Clinton, like Jeb, has a high total unfavorable number at 49%, but a much higher total favorable rating at 48%. Only 1% have “never heard” of her and 4% have “no opinion,” which brings us to reason number four:

Jeb is NOT the “Fresh Face” Needed to Contrast Hillary

Given the almost universal opinion that Hillary Clinton is a flawed, retread candidate with whom Democrats are stuck — why would Republicans nominate their own flawed, retread-named candidate when there are so many new fresh alternatives?

In the unlikely event that Jeb were to win the nomination (not having taken my advice to drop out), running with his polarizing last name against a candidate with an equally polarizing last name does not make for a level playing field. Instead, it pits one old brand name against the other. And, since perception is reality, the Clinton brand is perceived more favorably than the Bush brand according to Real Clear Politics poll averages showing Hillary Clinton defeating Jeb Bush by 7.7% in a 2016 general election match-up.

Moreover, while the Bush family brand is associated with ill-conceived wars and an economic meltdown, the Clinton brand hearkens back to better economic and more peaceful times, despite all their old and new scandals.

Here is the takeaway: The GOP does not have to play the brand comparison game if Jeb drops out.

Without Jeb in the mix, the party moves ahead from the Bush years. Whereas now, with Jeb raising millions of old Bush family donor dollars, his candidacy acts as a deterrent — keeping those “fresh new faces” from reaching their full potential in the early days of the 2016 campaign. In addition, Jeb will continue to suck-up media bandwidth mopping up his brother’s legacy, which brings us to reason number five:

Running for G.W. Bush’s Third Term is a Losing Proposition

Jeb’s current media quagmire, rehashing history over his brother’s 2002 Iraq war initiative, is a foreshadowing of Jeb’s inability to rehabilitate his family brand – something he must do in order to win the nomination and the White House.

Unfortunately, because former President George W. Bush’s name is poison with the media, most of the electorate, and within much of the GOP, Jeb Bush – who last ran successfully for his Florida gubernatorial reelection in 2002 – is now slightly rusty and has little chance of reversing such entrenched national name negativity.

Meanwhile, because politics is unfair, Hillary can run for both Bill Clinton’s and President Obama’s “third terms”, and expect support from traditional Democratic voter groups. But Jeb, given the national and media climate, must run away from his brother’s entire two-terms and that is unfair to him, his brother and his entire family. So don’t do it, Jeb!

Drop out now before you take the official plunge. Release your major donors so the party can move ahead and fight the Clinton past, present and into the future with new names and faces.

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Myra Adams, author at LibertyUnyielding, has written for PJ Media, The Daily Beast, RedState, BizPacReview, National Review, and The Daily Caller. She has been a guest on the David Webb Show and BBC World News Service. Her web site TheJesusStore.com contributes all profits to Christian charity.

Reprinted with permission via LibertyAlliance

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Throughout this article, I’m going to ask you to follow me on two basic assumptions: firstly, the Obama campaign won (in both elections, but more so in 2012) largely through an ability to capture the youth vote, utilizing social media, musicians, and other key influencers in popular culture, and second that market saturation or multiple candidates with the same basic platform in a political race results in poor outcomes in voting for the party they represent.

The first point seems pretty obvious, and was discussed at great length after the last two elections. Many on the conservative side of the house still feel the sting of the DNC so successfully rallying the popular culture with a multitude of celebrities and musicians (who also fight for the youth demographic, so it’s natural for them to throw their support behind anything that will help them capture more followers).

So why didn’t the GOP learn from this mistake?

There are a multitude of ways to energize the youth and get them in your corner: social media, music, celebrities, catchy sound bites…essentially flashy objects, as the younger generations these days aren’t hard to impress.

But the most important factor in getting the youth to rally around a political party today? The candidate.

In the days of Twitter & Facebook giving a voice to the youth as well as a news source outside of the main stream media, and the ability for people to communicate globally and catch the main stream media (and politicians) in the act of lying time after time, they have both become a laughing stock, devoid of any trust from the youth and seen as a visage of the past that they don’t have much use for.

The youth no longer trusts the mainstream media to make their decisions for them; we understand they are for-profit organizations who will say what their biggest sponsors want, and that newscasters and on-screen journalists are paid more today for their looks and ability to feign disgust or shock at the most miniscule and stretched non-events possible than actual news or true events.

Instead the youth take to social media to give their own opinions, see what their friends think and make their decisions. A simple and well-known fact of marketing today: 80% of millennials will take advice from a friend before even considering any type of purchase. Yes, that “purchase” will apply to trusting and voting for a political candidate as well. This is why influencers are more crucial today than ever.

It seems the marketing team for the GOP has either been asleep at the wheel for the past two (and this upcoming) elections, or just don’t care. Are they winning the social media war? Nope. Have they won critical influencers in popular culture to help spread their message? Nope.

Next we’ll move to the second assumption I asked you to follow at the beginning of this article, the idea of “market saturation.” There are currently 25 declared and exploratory Republican candidates for the 2016 election, many with views not too far from each other on most major issues.

Do you see a problem with this? Apparently the GOP still doesn’t get it.

So let’s move to the actual candidates, and if we follow the blueprint that won the last two elections with grassroots campaigns and the youth vote, which candidates do you think will be able to polarize the youth and influencers in popular culture this time around?

Jeb Bush? Don’t make me laugh. The only thing he’ll gain with the youth is a constant need to re-hash questions of the Iraq war (if you don’t believe me, read Paul Krugman’s latest op-ed in the NY Times “Errors and Lies” from May 18: http://nyti.ms/1ES4sC3)

Dr. Ben Carson? There’s no good way to say this, but just because he’s black doesn’t mean he’ll get the youth vote. I know the GOP figured it worked in the last election, but Obama wasn’t voted in because of his smarts or pedigree, but because of his youthful charisma. A sad sign of the times, the “Dr” in front of Dr. Carson’s name doesn’t hold much sway with the youth (although Dr. Ron Paul had a huge following in the youth movement…but the GOP screwed that up, too).

Chris Christie? I don’t think I even have to explain why that’s a big negative.

I’ll save the time and space of explaining the obvious reasons the youth wouldn’t support most of the other candidates, and focus on those who I feel they would: Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio.

But in an age when the youth has lost most of their trust in the government and feels “Big Brother” already has too close an eye on them (which would have been viciously apposed in true Republican ideals), Rubio’s recent support of the NSA and Freedom Act pretty much disqualifies him from youth support immediately, along with Jeb Bush and others above.

And while the RINO’s and old guard of the GOP don’t like Paul and Cruz because of their views on many of the current GOP stances (which contradict many of the original conservative and Republican ideals), that’s precisely what the youth love about them.

So why is the GOP fighting so hard to discredit and keep them off the ticket? Even the “fair and balanced” Fox news lists Rand Paul at the bottom of poll lists when he has the highest response, a crude parlor trick of marketing that may work on other generations, but not on the youth that the GOP needs to rally in the upcoming election.

For the second point, I think it’s more obvious here in Los Angeles than most parts of the nation. Do you remember the last election for LA mayor? Neither does anyone else. The last mayoral election here in the City of Angels had the lowest voter turnout in history.

Why? It’s actually quite simple to understand: the two major contenders had platforms so similar that voters didn’t see the point in voting, and couldn’t tell one apart from the other based on their views.

Onnit EGN Powerfood

You may say that it’s still too early for that to make much of a difference and that the field will be cleared out soon enough, but I disagree. In business strategy there are the terms “first to market” and “first movers advantage” that allude to decades of studies showing that the first product (or candidate) to begin making impressions with and winning customers (or votes) has a distinct advantage.

Currently there are 25 candidates fighting for the GOP nomination, doing everything they can to sway voters to their cause, win them over and put them on their political “team.” And for every potential voter a candidate convinces and wins over, that voter becomes much more unlikely to change their decision at a later point and vote for another candidate once the candidate they sided with and learned to trust is off the ticket.

The idea of voting blindly for a party rather than a candidate has been dismissed by the youth, who prefer to vote with their friends, emotions, connections, and trust of a candidate, not just by party affiliation.

The GOP needs to learn that and clear the field quickly, before whatever youth voters the GOP has left find their way to the DNC, who still have the playbook from the last two elections (and seem to be using it well). Or they can continue to follow the same old RNC playbook and see what happens.

What is the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and expecting different results.

Robert Patrick Lewis was a Green Beret OIF/OEF combat veteran with 10th SFG(A), is an award winning author of “The Pact” and “Love Me When I’m Gone: the true story of life, love and loss for a Green Beret in post-9/11 war” and the host of “The Green Beret MBA” and “Center Mass with Rob and Silent J” programs on Vets on Media.

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Shotgun Shells
Shotgun Shells

In those areas where winters are coldest, the first warm weekend brings people outside. It’s usually festive, fun-loving, and involves the BBQ. In Chicago, apparently it involves guns, shootings, and lots of them. Which is really weird, because, remember, Chicago is a gun-free zone…

HEYJACKASS.COM REPORTS six Chicagoans shot and killed, 73 wounded, bringing the totals year to date up to 121 shot and killed, 719 shot and wounded.

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And now, that weekend BBQ turns into funerals. How’s that gun control working out for you in Chicago? Not so much, eh?

H/T IllinoisReview

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Lazy, Welfare, Working Family
Lazy, Welfare, Working Family

Welfare is often unpopular with the voters who fund it through their taxes. So California politicians and academics who support it are now redefining welfare recipients as “workers” even if they do almost no work, and as members of “working families” if they live in the same household as someone who does a tiny bit of work. By doing this, they hope to brand critics of welfare as “anti-worker.”

Fifty-six percent of welfare recipients are in “working families,” according to a misleading recent report by the University of California at Berkeley’s left-wing Center for Labor Research and Education. But the report reached that false conclusion by defining even very lazy people as “workers”: “We define working families as those that have at least one family member who works 27 or more weeks per year and 10 or more hours per week.”

But working just ten hours a week for only about half the weeks in the year doesn’t make you a typical worker, or show industriousness. As Breitbart notes, “If someone is only working ten hours a week, there is probably time to find a second job, rather than rely on government assistance.” The Center that put out this ridiculous “study” is funded not just by taxpayers, but also by government employee unions like AFSCME whose members are hired to administer such welfare programs.

That slanted “study” coincides with a recent push by California’s governor to expand welfare for so-called “workers” who actually do very little work. The Associated Press reported that Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is…

Continue reading Gov. Brown’s proposal at LibertyUnyielding.com

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Hans Bader, author at LibertyUnyielding, is Counsel at the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington. After studying economics and history at the University of Virginia and law at Harvard, he practiced civil-rights, international-trade, and constitutional law. Hans also writes for CNS News and has appeared on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.”

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Bobby Jindal
Bobby Jindal

Only two hours after Louisiana’s state legislature squashed a law that would have allowed businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal issued an executive order to accomplish its intent.

“In Louisiana, the state should not be able to take adverse action against a person for their belief in traditional marriage,” Jindal said.

Read the full story here on Politico.com

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NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio, Communist
NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio, Communist

From OverpassesForAmerica:

Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a 13-point national “Progressive Agenda” that is being touted as the liberal “Contract with America.”

The aim is for the “Progressive Agenda” to become the basis for the Democratic Party’s main economic policies, including those of its 2016 presidential candidate.

De Blasio has compared his plan to the “Contract with America,” a document released by the Republican Party during the 1994 congressional election and drawn up by future House Speaker Newt Gingrich to serve as the GOP policy agenda.

Most of the 13 points in de Blasio’s “Progressive Agenda” can also be found in the manifestos and literature of the Communist Party USA and the Socialist Party USA.

The full progressive plan, entitled, “The Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality,” can be found on the agenda’s new website.

Click here to read a comparison of the Agenda’s plan with literature from the manifestos and writings of the Community Party USA and the Socialist Party USA.

Mayor De Blasio went on to say:

“It’s time to take that energy and crystallize it into an agenda that will make a difference,” he said. “We’ll be calling on leaders and candidates to address these issues, to stiffen their backbones, to be clear and to champion these progressive policies.”

It’s a frightening thought that a US city elected this man. Don’t ever say your ONE vote doesn’t matter. He’s Exhibit A! If you aren’t going to vote, get ready to share.

H/T OverpassesForAmerica

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scared child
scared child

Margo Kaplan is a special kind of liberal thinker. The special kind that believes all behavior is excusable, because we should all be ‘tolerant’. Well, I have news for you, lady. This isn’t gonna fly with most of mainstream Americans, and probably not many of your colleagues, either.

She has written a precious little article that states, of all things, that now we should accept the PEDOPHILES are victims, too. She’s serious. Like really serious. She explains in an interview below:

Margo Kaplan is not very popular today. In the Monday edition of the New York Times, the Rutgers-Camden law professor, an NYU and Harvard graduate, takes to the op-ed pages to argue that we’ve got it all wrong when it comes to pedophilia. She writes that pedophiles don’t necessarily turn out to be child molesters and that pedophilia is not a choice, i.e. a pedophile might be born that way. We reached her in her office in Camden to discuss.

You really lit up the comments section of the op-ed page today.

Yes, but I have to be honest. I am getting more emails of support than I ever expected. I’m shocked. I expected to get maybe 95% negative emails, but I’ve gotten so many positive ones. The online comments, though, are pretty uniformly negative, and a lot of people haven’t even read the article.

I know your pain. Who are you getting these positive emails from?

A lot of people I don’t even know. There’s a former prosecutor, a judge, a nurse. Individuals with family members who have pedophilia.

I know your pain, too. Please read it before sending me an expletive laced email of nonsense. Thank you.

margokaplan

How much of the population has pedophilia?

We’re not entirely sure, but the estimates are around one-percent of the male population, and those in the female population are assumed to be much smaller. As far as the number of people with pedophilia who do sex offend and who do not, there are a lot of assumptions but very little data, because we have very little treatment, very little information.

Why is that?

There is so much stigma. There is very little reason to come forth and identify as a pedophile. There are no large scale studies, no large treatment programs, no big research studies on this. I contacted the National Institutes of Health, and they don’t spend any money on pedophilia.

But you are basically saying, hey, let’s take it easy on pedophiles.

Well, but I am not saying that about sex offenders. I say that they remain responsible for their conduct. We need to treat pedophiles before they offend. People see the word “pedophile” and think “sex offender.” People choose to sex offend children. They do not choose to be pedophiles.

There is ‘stigma’ because people DON’T want their kids abused or hurt in anyway. People worry about their kids, this is a natural function in a parent/child relationship.

Since you say there are so many misconceptions, why don’t you tell us what a pedophile really is.

A person with an intense and recurrent sexual attraction to prepubescent children, children who have not yet entered any form of puberty. And according to the DSM [Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders], it constitutes a mental disorder when you act on it, but not just that. It also constitutes a mental disorder if it causes “marked distress or interpersonal difficulty,” and, as you can imagine, pedophilia will cause this.

In your article, you open by saying that as a pedophile’s numerical age increases into teenage years and then adulthood, the numerical age of those he is attracted to does not. Are most pedophiles really starting that young?

For many individuals, it is really an onset in adolescence, similar to how many sexual attractions happen. Individuals who are heterosexual, you realize you are attracted to the opposite sex when you are a kid. For a pedophile, you get older, but you keep being attracted to little kids, and many people start to realize this during adolescence. So imagine trying to deal with that during adolescence in addition to the other confusing feelings that you’re having.

If America is totally off course on this issue, is there any country that is getting it right?

We’re not that unique. But Germany is ahead of the curve. They have a large scale treatment program called Prevention Project Dunkenfeld, which is probably the first large scale treatment project that also includes non-offenders. They have billboards everywhere: “Do you have attraction to children in ways that you shouldn’t? You are not responsible for your attraction, but you are responsible for your behavior.”.

Oh, good. She says the pedophiles should be responsible for what they do. Well DUH. Welcome to being an ADULT. This is just despicable. And this is someone teaching! Commence ripping out hair in 5, 4, 3….

While this is ‘hot’, let us consider this: is this another way to allow Muslims to start bringing, or marrying here, their child brides? All in the name of acceptance, the liberals will say. What road are we taking this down? How can we say ANY of this should be acceptable? The slope we are sliding down is slippery indeed when we start talking about this as some sort of ‘alternate’ sexuality or lifestyle. This is a sexual deviance, and the people attracted to children need help for the protection of our kids.

Please share this if you think that pedophilia is a CRIME and shouldn’t be tolerated!

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Written by Katie McGuire at JoeForAmerica.com. Reprinted with permission via Liberty Alliance.

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US Air Force, Prayer
US Air Force, Prayer

Military Times Reports The Following:

An Air Force two-star general is being blasted by a civil liberties group for speaking in uniform about how God has guided his career.

Video posted on YouTube shows Maj. Gen. Craig Olson speaking at a National Day of Prayer Task Force event May 7. In the speech, Olson refers to himself as a “redeemed believer in Christ,” who credits God for his accomplishments in the Air Force.

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) has called for Olson to be “aggressively and very visibly brought to justice for his unforgivable crimes and transgressions” by a court-martial, adding that any other service members who helped him should be investigated and punished “to the full extent of military law.”

Olson is program executive officer for C3I and Networks at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.

During his 23-minute address, Olsen spoke of “flying complex aircraft; doing complex nuclear missions — I have no ability to do that. God enabled me to do that.”

“He put me in charge of failing programs worth billions of dollars. I have no ability to do that, no training to do that. God did that. He sent me to Iraq to negotiate foreign military sales deals through an Arabic interpreter. I have no ability to do that. I was not trained to do that. God did all of that.”

MILITARY TIMES STORY CONTINUES HERE:

GROUP WANTS TWO-STAR COURT-MARTIALED FOR SPEECH

H/T: AllenWestRepublic

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President Obama
President Obama

The Obama Administration apologized to the UN Monday for America’s police, who are apparently a bunch of violent racists.

Appearing before the UN’s Human Rights Council, Justice Department official James Cadogan told the delegates that “we must rededicate ourselves to ensuring that our civil-rights laws live up to their promise.”

He said the feds will double-down on efforts to prosecute violent, racist police officers and they’ve already brought criminal charges against 400 law enforcement officials during the Obama Administration (read the rest here at Downtrend.com)

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US Passport

As illegal immigrants continue to seek legal status under President Obama’s executive actions, the waiting list to enter the United States legally grows longer, as does the waiting time for those in the pipeline.

American born Jimmy Gugliotta, who currently lives in Santiago, Chile, with his Argentinian wife and their children, has been waiting more than a year and a half for visas to bring his family to the U.S. He doesn’t understand why going through the process legally puts him behind people who sneak into the U.S. illegally.

“It’s really sad to see that we’ve been put in the back seat,” Gugliotta told Fox News via email. “What I found outrageous is people like me, a U.S. citizen, are actually being put at the back of the line, and that to me is a total outrage.”

The waiting list for those trying to enter the U.S. legally now stands at 4.4 million, 100,000 more than last year. Some have been on the list for more than 15 years. Even though the spouses and children of U.S citizens are supposed to get priority, even their wait times have jumped from as little as two months to up 18 months as the administration deals with a surge of illegal immigrants given lawful status by president Obama.

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President Barack Obama has been urged by the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya, comprised of 700 pastors, not to “preach” and impose his views in support of same-sex marriage on the Kenyan people when he visits the African country in July.

“We would like to send a strong message to the U.S. president that the homosexuality debate should not become part of his agenda, as it has been his tendency whenever he comes to Africa,” Bishop Mark Kariuki of the Evangelical Alliance, told the Kenyan Daily Nation newspaper on Monday.

“[Obama] should respect the faith, culture and people of Kenya when he comes in July,” he added. “He should not put [homosexuality] as one of his main agenda[s] in the country.”

The pastors said in a separate statement that “President Barack Obama is welcome to visit Kenya this summer — but please, leave the preaching to us.”

And Nairobi Cardinal John Njue, who serves as president of the Kenyan Episcopal Conference, said that Obama has “ruined” American society with his support for gay marriage.

Read the full story at ChristianPost.com

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