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Sunday, August 20, 2017

2ND AMENDMENT DOESN’T EXIST IN WASH DC

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Shotgun Shells
Shotgun Shells

If you want to be able to defend yourself, don’t plan on living in Washington DC. They have some of the nation’s strictest gun laws.

For that fact, if you want to collect some antique artifacts that have anything to do with firearms, you probably don’t want to live in Washington DC either! Just ask Mark Witaschek. He had few “empty, inert metal shell casings”, “one inert and unusable shotgun cartridge, and a handful of cast metal sabots used with antique-style muzzle loaders.”

Hellooo… they were EMPTY and INERT. That means they couldn’t be USED! And a tool to be used to load a muzzle? That’s useless without a gun. He didn’t have a gun!

How do you get “weapons charges” without owning a “weapon”? You’ll have to ask the judge who threw the book at him. He’s now a convicted criminal.

Don’t assume you have 2nd Amendment rights. Check your state’s laws and make sure you know the rules, or you may just end up in hot water like Mark Witaschek!

You can read more about this unbelievable story here.

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JOURNALISTS ARE A DYING BREED

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California state Senator Leland Yee has been indicted on charges of bribery and public corruption (read: gun trafficking). Sure, he’s a HUGE anti-gun advocate. I guess that’s probably just simple supply and demand. Limiting the supply drives the prices up. It’s just good business… when you’re an illegal arms dealer, or broker, as seems to be the case here.

The scary thing is… there’s been very little media coverage of this story. Democrats in the California legislature are dropping like flies, but you won’t hear it on the ten o’clock news. Why is that? (Democrat) Where are the real journalists who actually cover news stories impartially? (Liberal media)

Yes, there’s been a few outlets who reported it. But it’s barely been a blip on a radar screen. Where’s the beat down that Republicans get for a similar transgression? It’s replayed over and over and over. And with Democrats? It’s radio silence…

Visit Comically Incorrect to see this and more A.F. Branco cartoons.

 

TWIRLING A PENCIL MAY GET YOU A PSYCH EVAL

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The details are slim and one-sided. But let’s just walk through the possibilities.

News coverage indicates that 7th grader, Ethan, was suspended from school for 2 days for twirling a pencil “like a gun.” Ethan says a classmate who was bullying him earlier shouted out “He’s making gun motions, send him to juvie.”

Obviously the teacher got involved somewhere, then the principal, and the superintendent backed them up. The superintendent says that every time a student feels “threatened” it must be taken seriously. So they did.

They took it so seriously that they did a 5 hour psychological and physical evaluation on the 13-year-old. They stripped him, took blood, took urine, tested him for drugs, and had a social worker and a doctor evaluate him. At some point, the child passed out. All the tests came back clean. No evidence of drugs.

So what’s missing from the story? The school cannot comment on individual cases. So we cannot know the history of either of the children mentioned in the story. Was there bullying going on? Who usually initiated? Do either of the children have a history a misbehaving or causing trouble? These things are relevant questions.

Teachers and administrators don’t just take a normally well-behaved child from class for twirling a pencil when the class bully shouts out some accusation of “threat.”

What about the other student? If he felt so “threatened” by another kid twirling a pencil, perhaps he needed a psych eval as well.

There’s a lot of unanswered questions here and it’s doubtful we’ll ever know the whole story. But one thing’s for sure. This zero tolerance for anything that may be an imaginary gun is getting old quickly. There’s got to be a better way to identify potentially dangerous children. Kids are smart. They will learn to use this fatal system flaw to their advantage. It sounds like that’s what the alleged bully did, in this case getting his rival suspended.

You can watch the news report here. Let me know what you think!

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FREE SPEECH OR DISRESPECT?

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Flying the American flag upside-down is a sign of distress indicating the person’s life is in danger.

Looking at the video report, it’s clear the protesters’ lives were not in danger (although with those military men chasing them down for the flag, they probably thought their lives were in danger!) It’s also clear that either they hate America or hate what America stands for.

The protest was in response to police fatally shooting a homeless man. But does that warrant flying the American flag upside down? And regardless of whether it is warranted or not, do the protesters have the right to do it as part of their 1st Amendment right to free speech?

Take a look at this video courtesy of the Kelly Files and see what you think.

 

 

All Hail Margaret Sanger?

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A few weeks ago President Obama decided to insult Pope Francis by giving the blessed rosary beads given to him by the Pope to Nancy Pelosi.

The first insult, re-gifting something that a leader of one of the largest religious groups in the world gave him. Really? It’d be like giving Quran’s signed by Osama bin Laden to the families of 9/11 victims. Why didn’t he just save them and to include in his Presidential library? Does he not understand the gesture and value? Does he care?

The second insult, last September, Vatican Chief Justice Cardinal Raymond Burke said that Pelosi must be denied communion under the law of the Catholic church because of her longstanding support for abortion. She was shunned when she went to Rome. It doesn’t really sound like Nancy’s a treasure to the Catholic church. She openly states that she disagrees with the church’s stance on abortion. Really? How? What scripture is she using to base that belief on? Does she study?

Nancy seems to know more about what’s best for us as it pertains to healthcare, religion, and abortion. Maybe she should be the “Grand Pubah” of the universe. Hey Nancy, here’s a hint here for you. The Bible, yes, the scripture you say you live by as a Catholic says (I will paraphrase) that if anyone adds a word or deletes a word the same will be done to their lives.

It would appear the other supreme ruler (President Obama) seems to feel that “no-thing” applies to him. Yes, I said “no-thing” because it doesn’t matter whether it’s the law, social graces, or just good manners, he is above it all! I believe he knew exactly what he was doing with the Pope’s gift, he just doesn’t care!

To further add insult to injury, Nancy then goes on to accept one of the highest awards bestowed by Planned Parenthood, the Margaret Sanger Award. Oh joy!

That’s an organization started by a racist, black-hating woman named Margaret Sanger. Margaret didn’t care about a woman’s right to choose, nor did she care about “female reproductive health”. She didn’t care about overpopulation. She wanted to keep the blacks and other less desirable (her view, not mine) people from populating the planet in any way.

Does my pointing out the history of Planned Parenthood aggravate you? How about a few quotes from the award’s namesake herself, Ms. Sanger, as a reminder:

“[We should] apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring. Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.”

Can you imagine if these words were associates with a Republican? I was guilty by association for allowing a person who is against gay marriage speak at a prayer event I chair! OMG! How evil am I? (The speaker was Brad Dacus from the Pacific Justice Institute.) I wasn’t getting or giving an award (unlike Nancy Pelosi). I just allowed him to speak about his personal life.

Here’s another gem!
“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

How do you who lean Left and extoll the virtues of Planned Parenthood for “the great things they do” not know about this woman’s agenda? Personally, I think you do, you just don’t care! Shame on those who know this and continue to support Planned Parenthood. They don’t care about women’s rights or health. They care about making sure the “less desirables” don’t keep procreating.

And last but not least:

“The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.She used the word “kill,” not me! Margaret Sanger said you should kill off a kid or two if you have a large family. And Nancy Pelosi is proud to accept this Margaret Sanger Award? Shame on her and those who support her.”

Yes, I am just the old, white, racist guy who the Left attacks as having ideas dating back to the fifties. I say to those who embrace Planned Parenthood, you are the racists. You are the accessories to murder. You are responsible for over 50 percent of black pregnancies in New York ending in abortion. It’s time for you to just live up to the truth.

America wake up or you’re gonna lose it!

IF THE AMERICAN FLAG OFFENDS YOU…

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American Flag
American Flag

An American business displaying the American flag in their building on American soil… how offensive! Oh WAIT! No, that’s normal. Who said it was offensive?

Apparently, some Wells Fargo customers were offended by the American flag displayed in the bank and complained about it. Initially, the branch manager removed the flag. But they’ve since put the flag back out on display. Good move!

If someone is offended by the American flag on American soil, they really need to rethink where they’re standing.

When you hear stories like this, make your voice heard. Let establishments know that you appreciate them flying the American flag and taking a stand for our great country.

You can read more about this story here.

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PRAYER IS NOT GOOD!

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At least that’s what a school lunch teacher told this little 5-year-old girl.

The little girl was caught praying at lunch (not once, but twice!) and told to stop because it wasn’t allowed at school. Apparently, she was adamant about being able to thank Jesus for her food and put up a bit of opposition. To which the teacher told her that prayer was “not good.”

Now this traumatized little 5-year-old girl is confused and afraid of being “caught” again doing what her parents have raised her to do… thank Jesus for her food.

So much for religious freedom! The 1st Amendment means nothing if we don’t fight for it. Speak up quick before we lose it!

You can read more about this story and watch the video here.

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SCHOOL CHOICE IS GOOD FOR OUR FUTURE

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Public School, New York, BMGF NYC School visits
Public School, New York, BMGF NYC School visits

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio just reversed his decision to defund a few charter schools.

Initially, he said “charters can hurt the public schools that have to share space with them” and they would “harm the educational possibilities for kids.” Really? How would that work? The charter schools were helping kids excel. And that would hurt the public schools by making them look bad? Or taking kids from their general population? Or???

He went on to call the charter school concept “abhorrent,” and suggested it was “done without real consultation with the parents.” I guess that’s why the charter schools were always full and students gained entry by a lottery. Clearly, there was more interest than seats available! Guess the parents liked the idea, consultation or not!

Of course, the teachers’ unions applauded his efforts to defund the charters.

Since then, however, there’s been such an uproar, he’s now reversed his decision and the charter schools will remain. Parents, just keep making your voice heard. School choice is good for everyone. It ensures that public schools are held accountable. And those that are failing, will either step up, or close down. Either way, it’s good for the kids and our collective futures!

You can read more about Mayor de Blasio’s charter school rollback here.

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TIME TO LOCK UP YOUR COFFEE

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Now, teenagers are smoking coffee for a buzz. It may sound harmless, but it’s not. Side affects are serious and can include breathing trouble, dizziness, vomiting and hallucinations.

As Sherry in the chatroom put it: Bored teenagers... the scourge of the free world...

Make sure your teenagers have something productive to do, preferably a job! And for heaven’s sake, talk to them about not smoking ANYTHING!

You can read more about this here.

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4TH GRADE ADULTERY LOGIC

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Am I the only one who has an issue with 4th graders learning logic by using an adultery example? I know I learned logic without once having an example of a family being ripped apart by adultery. Was I the only one?

Here’s the question on a 4th grader’s homework sheet:

Ruby sat on the bed she shared with her husband holding a hairclip. There was something mysterious and powerful about the cheaply manufactured neon clip that she was fondling in her newly suspicious palms. She didn’t recognize the hairclip. It was too big to be their daughter’s, and Ruby was sure that it wasn’t hers. She hadn’t had friends over in weeks but here was this hairclip, little and green with a few long black hair strands caught in it. Ruby ran her fingers through her own blonde hair. She had just been vacuuming when she noticed this small, bright green object under the bed. Now their life would never be the same. She would wait here until Mike returned home.

You can read more about it here and here.

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HOMOSEXUALS FLINGING POO

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Gay Flag, LGBT
Gay Flag, LGBT

It’s common knowledge that the best way to legitimize your cause is by throwing feces at people who disagree with you, right? WRONG! Helloooo… do they really think this is going to help their case?

As if throwing feces weren’t enough, they also ripped pages from Bibles, wiped their bums with the pages, and then threw the feces covered Bible pages at others.

So much for civil discourse. I’m sure this will make everyone want to support the homosexual agenda (yes, they were the ones throwing the poo).

You can read more about it here.

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TOO MANY REGISTERED VOTERS

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Election Ballot, I voted
Election Ballot, I voted

These states have more registered voters than adults over the age of 18. Let that sink in a minute…

Iowa, Colorado, and Washington DC all have issues with their voter rolls. Yet no one seems to care.

This falls under the Justice Department’s jurisdiction. Where’s Atty General Eric Holder when you need him?

They’ve been made aware. But there doesn’t seem to be any concern or movement to correct.

Is anyone else shocked?

You can read more about this story here.

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CORRECTION – The Pledge is a Political Weapon!

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So says two HAMPDEN Maine Council Members. I had to read it twice myself. They refuse to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance because they believe it’s being used as a political weapon. How, you ask? They won’t answer that question.

That’s right. As some do, they simply make a statement to justify their crazy, ludicrous actions, even when they have nothing to stand on, and expect you to believe what they’re saying. They actually think they are making a statement, but can’t tell you what “statement” it is. Looks like we’ll just have to guess since they won’t respond.

I grew up in Massachusetts and visited Maine frequently. It was a very different universe up there. Most of them believe you should be allowed to do just about anything you want to on your own property as long as you don’t infringe on the rights of you neighbors. And I do mean anything (though that’s a story for another day)!

One of my curiosities is that this Council had not been reciting the Pledge of Allegiance until this past January. They saw no need for it? Doing a little more research it seems that they felt it was pushed on them by the Hampden Association of Land Owners.

Apparently the Pledge has been on the agenda forever, but the Council had decided they didn’t really need to do it, even though they never really came out publicly and stated it. Eventually landowners started putting pressure on the Council to start off the meeting with the 20 second pledge. At first, the Council refused but then bowed to pressure and started in January.

The two Council members sitting down said they refused to bow to pressure. What pressure? Pressure to do the right thing? Really?

I’m just too confused here. HAMPDEN, Maine has been around forever. Their Council has been around forever! Yet in all these years they never thought to respectfully pledge allegiance to the flag of these United States? Well, united except for apparently Maine!

Isn’t it ironic that the initial rebellion against England started in New England, where Maine was part of Massachusetts. The men and women from New England fought for our freedoms, died for our freedoms, and knew what the flag meant with the formation of this country! Now have a new rebellion in Maine against the flag of our own country?!

These two very selfish (and don’t give me the freedom of speech garbage) veterans themselves don’t see the dishonor they do to the many that have fallen in service to our country to give them the right to be “jackwagons”!

That city is protected by men and women who signed up and pledged allegiance to this country and the flag. That town is protected by American soldiers. Their rights are protected by the Constitution of these United States.

Where that flag flies is a sign that that “area” is protected by the American Government (at one time that really meant something).

These guys are upset because the American citizens who elected them to do a job, want them, and are pressuring them, to pledge allegiance to the flag and to the country that affords them the ability to run for and serve in office. This is a problem how?

I can “pre-write” the comments I will get on this. Yes, we have freedoms. Freedom to pledge or nor to pledge. Freedom to stand or not to stand. Freedom to run for office or not run. But, these freedoms came at a price. They have meaning behind them.

The founding fathers thought we would appreciate and treasure knowledge and family as much as they did and that would make for a different voter and a stronger county. A few of the founding fathers stated that an uniformed electorate would be a real problem for this country. Anyone who has watched a JayWalking episode with Jay Leno knows the trouble we are already in.

These two Council members think the Pledge of Allegiance is a weapon. You bet it is! The dictionary says a weapon is:
1. any instrument or device for use in attack or defense in combat, fighting, or war,
as a sword, rifle, or cannon.

2. anything used against an opponent, adversary, or victim

I especially like #2. When opponents come across Americans that have pledged allegiance to the flag and to the country for which it stands (the United States of America), yes, one nation, yes, under God (though we don’t give Him much time anymore), indivisible (until the current administration, but they are ultimately helping us to reunite), with liberty and justice for all. What a weapon against tyranny, oppression, and socialism!

Yes, it’s a weapon. It’s a threat to those who would do us harm! It lets everyone know that you will stand up for the rights of the rich and the poor, for moronic council people in Maine and patriots in Pittsburgh. It’s a pledge that you will defend this country and its principles to the end.

We are seeing more and more of this kind of tomfoolery. Eugene, Oregon stopped saying the Pledge stating it was “too divisive”! Another town in Colorado stopped because it took too much time! Are we serious?

The founding fathers sacrificed years of their lives and lost much (lives, fortunes, and sacred honor.) Yet, the people we’ve elected can’t take 20 seconds at the beginning of a public meeting to pledge allegiance to the country they’re serving?

America, pay attention or you’re gonna lose it!

UPDATED – I wrote that it was Bangor, However thanks to a listener I was corrected, It was HAMPDEN. Check out the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7NMBaOEGbk&list=PLXibfYJR5bCdcVm8vlMIeb07RmA8UYdhH#t=99

FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS

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What’s wrong with “friends with benefits”? I guess a lot of people say there’s nothing wrong with it. Shoot… the Huffington Post is saying it’s a grand idea.

As Matt Barber over at Conservative Action Alerts puts it:  Nothing says “I respect you” like using your “friend’s” body to sexually gratify yourself.

Some will call us prudes for advising against it. But practicality isn’t necessarily prudishness. There’s that little issue of STD’s (the more sex partners, the more risk). And that pesky issue of pregnancy (no worries, we can take care of that with abortion, unless one of the interested parties doesn’t want that, and then it get’s sticky).

You can try to make the case for casual sex. But sex does have responsibility attached to it. There’s just no way to escape it. That’s why there should be commitment to accompany it.

You can read Matt’s article here and the original Huffington Post article here.

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SCHOOL LOCKDOWN

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The parent was called because her Aspergers child was panicking.

She came to the elementary school immediately. The staff know her. They buzzed her in.

She didn’t sign the visitor book (part of the procedure) before going back to her son’s classroom to calm him down.

The principal called police, put the school on lockdown, notified parents of the “breech” and had the mother arrested in front of her panicking child.

Good call, keeping the kids safe? Or a failure to use good judgement and common sense?

Let me know what you think. You can read more about it here.

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ZOMBIES WALK AMONGST US

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Jimmy Kimmel’s man on the street segment is concrete evidence that zombies walk amongst us. The latest episode, he asked the following nonsensical question:

“Do you believe Crimea’s vernal equinox should remain in the multiverse, or do you support Ukraine’s acquisition of the Lululemon?”

People answered this question as if they knew exactly what it meant… with confidence! If this doesn’t frighten you, you need to wake up. These people vote with mush for brains and affect the rest of us. Not good!

You can watch the video here.

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WHO’S NOT ON THE 50 BEST LEADERS LIST?

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Not that I ever give these types of lists any credence. Fortune Magazine recently published their 50 best world leaders picks. List like this are super-subjective and assembled by people with varied backgrounds. And how, exactly, do you compare leadership qualities of the pope vs. the leader of a country vs. the leader of a rock band?

All that aside, what is interesting is who didn’t make the list… President Barack Obama. Has the president lost his shine and media appeal?

I predict Fortune Magazine will be hearing from the IRS soon. Get ready for that audit…

You can read more about it and see the full list here.

Do the laws apply to each and everyone?

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Recognizing the wholly transparent Left-bend of the Los Angeles Times, a comment in a staff writer’s recent article about the Hobby Lobby religious freedom case was catching.

For some background, Hobby Lobby is owned by an openly religious family who refuses to succumb to Obama’s Affordable Care Act mandates they must provide birth control and abortion products to their employees.

While it’s the Green family that practices the religious beliefs; four years ago, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the Citizens United case that corporations have full freedom of speech rights (in election campaigns). Thus, Hobby Lobby is arguing that it can hold the same religious beliefs too.  Naturally Obama and Co. are not going to let that happen so as of March 25th,  Obama’s Solicitor General is off arguing all of the dastardly things that could happen if Hobby Lobby prevails.

Perceiving the adjudication could have far-reaching consequences beyond one single ACA provision; the author profoundly stated “The justices have been wary of accepting claims that religious beliefs can exempt people–or companies–from following laws that apply to everyone”.

It was a short mind’s leap to the incredible acts of Barack Obama and others under his wings that are conspicuously outside of the laws that apply to others.

Since Obama’s first inauguration, when did liberals worry about the laws applying to everyone; equally, on a two-way street?

Obama’s chosen Attorney General, Eric Holder, took an oath of office in early 2009, swearing on a Bible, to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; THE document that rooted the federal system that is Holder’s employer.

Holder refused to defend the Defense of Marriage Act. DOMA is mentioned not to discuss the merits of the case, but to affirm it is a law (ala Bill Clinton; 1996).

Holder refused to prosecute The New Black Panthers for their voter intimidation tactics at the polls in the 2008 election. His malfeasance flew in the face of undeniable evidence of testimony and videos.

Operation Fast and Furious is a reckless gun operation wherein Holder’s guys armed Mexican cartels with powerful weapons; one murdered Border Patrolman Brian Terry. Holder told a Congressional investigation committee saying he “thought” he heard of the gunrunning about April 2011 but a memo of July 2010 proved otherwise.  Holder lied. He was held in contempt in 2012.

Today, Terry’s tortured family has scanty information and remains painfully ignored.

In 2013 Holder denied knowing of the government’s wire taps on personal and professional emails of the Associated Press and Fox News reporter James Rosen. Holder’s lie was revealed with proof he personally signed the warrant that allowed the targeted spying.

Holder still has his job; he is NOT in prison.

In comparison, Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, Scooter Libby, was sentenced to prison for “making false statements to federal investigators, perjury for lying to a federal grand jury  and obstruction of justice  for impeding the course  of a federal grand jury investigation” . It was over one asinine political hot bed of exposing the name of a CIA woman named Valerie Plame. Not only had her own husband publically show-cased her (a trophy wife indeed) but the alleged “leak” was self- admitted to by a veteran journalist and former CNN employee, Robert Novak.

Obama promised to get to the bottom of Lois Lerner’s illicitness. Lerner was the senior executive reigning over the IRS’s tax exemption status department.

Lerner admitted targeting non-profit organizations if they were conservative; used the names “Tea Party” and/or any form of “Patriot”, as well as evangelical and pro-Israel groups.

Lerner appeared before a congressional committee, announced she did nothing wrong, pled the 5th Amendment and took a fully paid six-month vacation. She then returned and resigned with her full federal pension and benefits intact.

Recently she reappeared at the Congressional investigative hearing to repeat her exploitation of the 5th.

Documents have been found revealing Lerner has valid reason to be hiding behind the 5th Amendment.

Next is James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, who lied to members of congress at a March 12, 2013 hearing. He was pointedly asked “Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?” Clapper replied, “No sir”; put his head down, rubbed his forehead, then said “not wittingly.”

NBC’s Andrea Mitchell later asked him to explain answer. H responded ” “I thought, though in retrospect, I was asked [a] ‘when are you going to … stop beating your wife’ kind of question, which is … not answerable necessarily by a simple yes or no. So I responded in what I thought was the most truthful, or least untruthful, manner by saying, ‘No.’ ”

Clapper admitted lying; albeit with some verbal dancing.

Obama and his Administration have ignored Congress in making over 40 unilateral changes to Obamacare/ACA while they tell Americans “it’s the Law”!!!

In the Obama Company, lying is a job skill; you will not be fired; laws are not enforced and most of all there is no Constitution.

Hail to the King.  

TRS – Guest writer Betty Arenson

FBI MOST DANGEROUS CITIES 2014 EDITION

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Take a look at the list and see what the top few all have in common. Can you guess it? Democratic leadership. Not just any type of Democrat… progressive, leftwing Democratic leadership. The kind that believes in implementing gun-free zones to disarm the public and let criminals have free reign. Genius!

It’s a management style, people. It isn’t about party politics. If the policies aren’t eliciting the desired outcomes, change direction, and hire new “managers.” Plain and simple.

You can see the list and read more about it here and here.

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HOW MANY WOMEN GET PROSTATE CANCER?

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Don’t laugh. North Carolina Democrat Verla Insko actually asked the question. Was she serious? I hope not. Was she trying to make a point? I hope so. But it doesn’t seem that way.

You can listen to the excerpt and decide for yourself.

Pay attention when you’re voting people! These folks are making LAWS for us!

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