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.........................A timely collection of conservative articles about liberal influences on politics and culture in America ......................

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

High School Coach: Anyone Want to Help Me ‘Burn Down’ the Pizzeria That Won’t Cater Gay Weddings?

From the Gateway Pundit

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NRO  "The softball and girls’ golf coach at Concord High School in Elkhart, Indiana posted a tweet asking if anyone wanted to “burn down” Memories Pizza with her over its announcement that it would not cater gay weddings. “Who’s going to Walkerton, IN to burn down #memoriespizza with me?” Jessica Dooley asked in the tweet, which has since been deleted. “Agree with #FreedomOfRelgionBill? ‘That’s a lifestyle they CHOOSE’ Ignorant.” Okay.. . ."

"TMZ is reporting that Memories has been forced to close after being “flooded” with threats.
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"Harry, we hardly knew ye": Charles Krauthammer

Harry Reid's epitaph   . . . "I do think he was a disgrace to his own institution because he emasculated it in the name of protecting the president and trying to re-elect Democrats. He didn’t succeed because he essentially shut down the Senate as soon as Republicans took the House in 2010. He failed as a partisan because nine senators of his party lost re-election, but he succeeded in protecting the president from having to exercise the veto. And in order to achieve that he killed his own institution."  More at The Blaze

 I don’t believe for a minute that whatever happened to Harry Reid has anything to do with an exercise machine unless somebody repeatedly threw him intoit. Harry Reid looks like and is acting like — and now with this announcement, behaving like — somebody who may have been beaten up. Nobody… I’ve never seen anybody have an accident with an exercise machine that ends up suffering symptoms much like Harry Reid’s for as long as Harry Reid has.  Rush Limbaugh
Vegas Paper’s Editor Killed Column Critical of ‘Friend’ Harry Reid   . . . "Nevada political reporter Jon Ralston, a former Sun reporter, filed a column in 2012 criticizing Reid’s baseless allegations that then-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney had not paid income taxes in a decade.
“The column was never published because Las Vegas Sun Editor Brian Greenspun attempted to protect his friend, Reid, from the criticism,” Ralston wrote on his website Wednesday.

Harry Reid Admits to Smearing Mitt Romney  . . . “Romney didn’t win, did he?” Reid said in response to Bash’s question of whether he regretted what he had said about Romney.

"Think about that logic for a minute. What Reid is saying is that it’s entirely immaterial whether what he said about Romney and his taxes was true. All that mattered was that Romney didn’t win."

Receding Harry Line
. . .  "Reid's major accomplishment as Senate Majority Leader was to pass Obama's worst pieces of legislation by fair means or (more typically) foul - screwing up Senate tradition and procedure to such an extent that the institution may be damaged irreparably.

"And of course, once Republicans gained power in the House of Representatives, Reid essentially shut down the Senate so no Republican-sponsored budget or bill could be voted on or possibly reach Barack Obama's pristine and uncluttered desk. As historians and scholars will someday say, Reid was the banana jammed in the tailpipe of the engine of Democracy.


Ann Coulter    "Happy National Hate Week! Today, we're all hating on Indiana. Who will be the left's Emmanuel Goldstein next week?

"Evidently, the sole function of the media these days is to subject the public to a steady stream of manufactured events: "Hands Up, Don't Shoot"; nuclear power kills; Lena Dunham's rape by a college conservative at Oberlin; the "mattress girl" raped at Columbia University; Jon Stewart is funny; a fraternity gang-rape at the University of Virginia; and a law protecting religious freedom will lead to separate water fountains for gays in Indiana.

"The whole country has to keep being dragged through these liberal hate campaigns, but as soon as the precipitating event turns out to be a gigantic hoax, the truth is revealed like a bedtime story being read to a child: The ending is whispered and the narrator tiptoes out of the room.

"Here's a time-saver: Whenever one of these conscience-shocking stories is promoted to front-page status by The New York Times and involves:
-- police brutality;
-- the environment;
-- a campus rape; or
-- gays;
 "... you can be pretty confident it's a hoax. As the saying goes, it didn't happen until it's reported by The New York Times*, and not even then." . . .    Read the full article
 *Or CNN below
 Hands up don't shoot: Australia vs CNN

Obama's Virtual War on Israel

"This is hardly the best week to demonstrate his intense hatred of Israel, but since he has devoted 18 months to a fruitless and foolish negotiation with Iran, one can understand why Barack Hussein Obama is in a bad mood. His foreign policy “legacy” is close to being flushed down the Iranian toilet.

"On March 31, the Defense of Democracies’ Iran Press Review quoted the Deputy Commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri, who said, “All should know that we will not allow the inspection of the country’s military and defense industries.” Or, as they say in Farsi, “No deal.”

"This week began with Palm Sunday celebrating Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and proceeds to Good Friday which, at sundown, coincides with the Jewish observance of Passover and Christianity’s “last supper.” It concludes with Easter; holy days that occurred in the holy land that was Israel then and now.
. . . "It is futile to think that Obama will cease from his assaults on Israel in the remaining 22 months of his second and final term in office. Those who know the history cited above must join hands to resist this latest enemy of Israel, this disgrace to America who is already widely regarded as the worst, most lawless President ever elected to that office."

Despite Indiana's Backlash, Arkansas Passes Religious Liberty Bill

 Political Cartoons by Dana Summers

The Patriot Post.  "The country is rending itself apart over the once noncontroversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The federal RFRA was introduced by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and signed into law by Bill Clinton, but now, MSNBC host Ed Schultz can’t talk about the law without cutting off the microphone of Heritage Foundation’s Ryan Anderson. After Indiana sparked this heated debate by passing a RFRA, Arkansas lawmakers passed its version of the RFRA Tuesday.

"State Rep. Bob Ballinger, who sponsored the bill, told The Washington Post, “This legislation doesn’t allow anybody to discriminate against anybody, not here. The bill does just the opposite. It focuses on the civil rights of people believing what they want to believe, and not letting the government interfere with that. … This is not a conservative or liberal thing. Most people agree that religion should be protected under heightened scrutiny standards, and that’s what we’re doing.”

"Vast swaths of Americans now believe the rights enshrined in the First Amendment do not deserve to be interpreted by the courts through strict scrutiny – which will ensure any law is interpreted to allow for the most personal Liberty. It’s a sad day for Sikhs who wear kirpans, Native Americans who collect eagle feathers and churches fighting zoning laws. And leftists claim they’re tolerant and multicultural. More…

 What’s More Dangerous: Religious Freedom or Anti-Discrimination Laws Shoved Down Your Throat? 
. . . " Luckily, federal law already agrees with that. Indiana’s so-called “controversial law” is based on SCOTUS’ Hobby Lobby decision in which the Supreme Court ruled that religious employers can choose not to provide certain services if they are in breach (a “substantial burden”) with their religious views. Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act builds on that decision; it’s not a new law, but an affirmation of SCOTUS’ ruling."

A Black Perspective: "BLACK HYPOCRISY: What Are The Implications If Obama Breaks With Israel?"

Black Quill & Ink

"BQI Editor’s Note I’ve often looked at and been appalled by the level of hypocrisy in the black community, especially in black churches, where they incessantly praise God and announce their love for Him and with ease behave in ways that are contrary to His Word and Christian tenets. They go to church on Sundays, ... more »"

NSA Gate Shooting Gets . . . Weird

This ain't Hell blog   "We now have a bit more news about that NSA gate shooting the other day.  And it’s gotten a bit strange, to put it mildly.
"The FBI has now identified the dead guy as “Ricky Shawatza Hall”.  He was the driver of the stolen car.  The passenger, who remains hospitalized, has not yet been publicly identified.

"What’s a bit odd is the “rest of the story” that was released today.

"The accounts you heard about the two guys being “cross-dressed”?  Yeah, they were correct.

"Seems Hall and his “buddy” had been picked up in Baltimore earlier that day – or maybe the previous night – by a Baltimore resident. They then drove to a motel in nearby Elkridge to “party”, checking in at 7:30AM.

"The two cross-dressers then apparently stole the guy’s car and left the area.  Unfortunately for them, they managed to screw up and ended up at the gate of the NSA compound at Fort Meade.

"My guess is that the two crooks took a wrong turn after stealing the guy’s car, then freaked when they saw the police.  They then chose to ignore police instructions – picking precisely the wrong place to do that (NSA police do not play games).  They then compounded the error by try to run for it and ended up getting shot.

"At this point,  it doesn’t look like terrorism had anything to do with the incident.  That it happened is unfortunate, but as the saying goes:  “Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.”
Fox News has a few more details. 

"Check out this Fox News story if you’re interested.

"Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction.

Where the red line came from -- before it was crossed


Washington Examiner   "There are still nearly two years left in Barack Obama's presidency, but historians looking back on his record in foreign policy will surely identify one costly error: his refusal to follow through on the implied threat in stating that the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons would be a "red line."
"That statement was made in a press conference on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. The president was not scheduled to appear; press secretary Jay Carney said, "Looks like there's a surprise guest here." After fielding questions on other topics (Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, Mitt Romney's attack ads and tax returns, friendly fire deaths in Afghanistan) Obama responded to NBC's Chuck Todd's question on whether he envisioned using U.S. military to keep Syria's chemical weapons in safekeeping."
. . .
 Unfortunately, bungling of language has consequences. Government leaders use words like "red line" to mean that grave consequences — including military action — will follow if the line is crossed. Obama's failure to back up his "red line" statement with such action has undermined America's credibility. That's a problem for America — and the world — until Jan. 20, 2017.

WATCH Harry Reid’s ‘Disgusting’ Dishonesty Burnt To A Crisp By Fire-Breathing Fox News Host

Western Center for Journalism   "When then-Majority Leader Harry Reid took to the floor of the Senate in 2012 to charge that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney hadn’t paid taxes for 10 years, the Nevada Democrat offered no proof — only hearsay — for his slanderous accusation.

"Despite being challenged to divulge his source of the outrageous claim, despite repeated calls that he prove Romney hadn’t paid his taxes, Reid never produced any evidence. He did, though, continue leveling the unsubstantiated charge.

"And now, shortly after announcing that he won’t seek re-election in 2016, the senator has all but admitted that he was lying at the time to keep Romney from being elected…and he’s happy that it worked.

"On her Fox News show Tuesday night, Megyn Kelly responded to Reid’s smirking acknowledgement to a CNN interviewer that he has no regrets about his repeated smears against Romney.

"And Kelly was on fire, blasting the senator’s false claim as an “ugly breach of the public trust.” In her fiery rant against Harry Reid’s apparent glee at perpetuating false rumors and ugly lies, Kelly slammed his “complete lack of integrity, complete lack of honesty, never mind respect for the American people.”

"You can watch Megyn Kelly express her unabashed contempt for, and utter disgust with, Sen. Harry Reid by clicking on the video above.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

How Long Can South -African- African- American Noah Tread Water?

PowerLine Blog  "The Daily Show has announced little known South African comic Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart’s replacement, and going with an unknown talent is an understandable move for such an iconic show. (Some initial media reports predictably referred to this South African as “African-American” because they’re afraid to say “black,” because PC.)

"But speaking of PC and compromised comics, the furor that has erupted over some of Noah’s old un-PC tweets reminds me of that old Bill Cosby punch line: “Noah—How long can you tread water?” Because it looks as though Trevor Noah may come undone for making jokes about un-petite women and Jews. Dave Weigel notes over at Bloomberg that Noah has gone from Progressive hero to villain in 24 hours." One of several Noah tweets here:

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 "But the new Daily Show host said that present day America has worse race relations than apartheid South Africa."
. . . "Hands up, don't shoot," and he said, "I never thought I'd be more afraid of police in America than in South Africa. It kind of makes me a little nostalgic for the old days back home." So why move here? If you're more afraid of the cops in the United States than you were during Apartheid in South Africa, why move here? Why move to such a violently racist country? What was he thinking? Anyway, the audience of The Daily Show loved it. They ate it up. So all of this lying bigotry and discrimination and hatred is perfectly fine wherever it occurs on the left.

"They have to make things up about conservatives and white police officers! They have to make things up and then perpetuate the lies that they tell. This Religious Freedom Restoration Act, think of it as it's a shield. It's protection is right there is in the name of the law. It's not a gun; it's not a weapon. It's not a sword, as people say. It's a shield. It protects people. And, boy, has it been distorted way out of the ballpark." . . .

Commentary relating to the Kerry/Obama - Iran deal

The White House insisted Friday that Barack Obama's Mideast strategy is working. Right now the U.S. government Mideast policy is backing the Iranians against Sunnis in Iraq while backing the Sunnis against the Iranians in Yemen. Laurel and Hardy looked better pushing a piano up the staircase.

Saudi Arabia demanded nuclear weapons Friday when the U.S. conceded a nuclear lab bunker to Iran and released photos of Israel's nuclear bomb facility. You know this won't end well. It's like overhearing the flight attendant saying over the PA system that she can't get the captain to stop crying. Comedian Argus Hamilton
 DEBKAfile: Nuclear talks reach dead end. Partial document to be released  "Officials close to the nuclear talks in Lausanne between the six power and Iran confirm that this round has come to a dead end, having failed to reach agreement on fundamental questions by the March 31 deadline.. DEBKAfile has reported consistently that supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s radical clergy and Revolutionary Guards had set their faces firmly against this deal, preferring to leave a diplomatic void for Tehran to continue to develop a nuclear weapon, without US interference. Sources in Lausanne report that the diplomats gathered there are working on a joint partial communiqué to mask the fiasco and justify the continuation of negotiations up until the next deadline in late June."

. . . " Wynes refused to answer my questions about why the RJC is hosting Fiorina, who traded with Iran in violation of the U.S. trade embargo and sanctions. Wynes also refused to answer my questions regarding why the RJC is hosting a woman who praised and palled around with Jesse “Hymietown” Jackson, who has a history of Jew-hatred and anti-White racism. “I’m not gonna answer that,” he responded. " . . .  Debbie Schlussel

Jewish leaders call on Fiorina to apologize for HP sales in Iran [VIDEO]  "A small group of Jewish leaders is calling for Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, a former Hewlett-Packard CEO, to apologize for the company’s alleged sale of printers and other products to Iran through a distributor during her six-year tenure.
 . . .
"Fiorina’s campaign, however, says the allegations are not true." . . Full article in the Jewish Journal
 Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy
The Iran nuke deal and the greenies  "Politics isn’t the only thing that stops at the water's edge.  It looks like the administration's climate change agenda and war on oil are for domestic consumption only."
 Hold it.  Didn’t President Obama just veto the Keystone pipeline project because of the evils of oil?  And now he’s the driving force behind the lifting of sanctions on Iran, which in turn will  open of the oil well valves?

The Germanwings co-pilot did incalculable damage.

"It is far easier for an individual to do great evil than to do great good"

Political Cartoons by Dana Summers

Dennis Prager   . . . "Yet every one of us knows one or two depressed individuals, and it is inconceivable that they would commit mass murder. As a number of Lincoln biographers have noted, most recently Richard Brookhiser, the great president was probably depressed all his life. And he was a moral giant." . . .