Friday, July 31, 2015

MSNBC Axes Three Programs, Including ‘The Ed Show’

NRO   "MSNBC’s lineup is going to look different soon — the news(ish) network is cancelling “The Cycle,” “Now With Alex Wagner” and “The Ed Show.” Alex Wagner and “Cycle” host Ari Melber are sticking around in MSNBC in some capacity, but Ed Schultz and “Cycle” hosts Toure, Krystal Ball and Abby Huntsman will be leaving MSNBC.
" Somehow Al Sharpton remains." . . .

The latest on the persecution of Melissa's Sweet Cakes

 It's not just cake, it's dessert!


"We here at Sweet Cakes strongly believe that when a man and woman come together to be joined as one, it is truly one of the most special days of their lives, we feel truely honored when we are chosen to do the cake for your special day.

" 'For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" John 3:16"

 GoFundMe fundraising site for Sweet Cakes owners goes dark
. . . "More precisely, they would get a "Campaign Not Found" message on the Support Sweet Cakes by Melissa web page.

"A supporter of Aaron and Melissa Klein set up the campaign to help raise money for the couple after an administrative law judge for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries issued a proposed order recommending they pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple from Portland." . . .

The Blaze reports   . . . " In September, TheBlaze reported that, following intense scrutiny and furor among gay rights advocates that inevitably impacted business, the Kleins were forced to close Sweet Cakes by Melissa. Now, they’re operating out of their home." . . .
"That harassment came in some very eerie forms, too. In September, Melissa said that someone broke into the Sweet Cakes truck, a vehicle the family uses to advance its business. The truck was parked in the Kleins’ driveway.
"This was particularly nerve-wrecking for Melissa and Aaron, as their home is in a highly secluded area — one that is nowhere near where their former shop.
“ 'Somebody came up into our driveway and rummaged through our truck and took stuff out,” she said. “The really strange thing is, they didn’t steal anything, they just made a mess. It kind of was a little creepy.' ” . . .

The following email just came to me from the Kleins :

Thank you to each person who has so generously supported our family at this time.  If you are wondering how or where to donate, you can at   Or p.o box 126 Sandy or 97055
 If you would like to donate to our legal defense please do it would be greatly appreciated!
 Tyler Smith and associates
181 n grant st suite 212
Canby 97013

 We continue to believe that all Americans should be free to live by their faith at home and in the work place without fear of being punished by the government.We also will not be silenced. We will fight with everything we have.  The overwhelming response to our story reminds us that so many Americans believe this too.  Thank you again for your support, and God bless.

Melissa and Aaron Klein

Hat tip to Ernie Owens of Galesburg, IL for this:

Weasel of the Week.

Nice Deb   "Once again, It’s time to present this week’s statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!

"Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were all particularly slimy and despicable, but the votes are in and we have our winner…the envelope please…

 Baby Killer And Spare Parts Wheeler N’ Dealer, Planned Parenthood’s Dr Mary Gatter!!

. . . "I personally would pray more for America than for the likes of Dr. Gatter, but perhaps that’s just me. To legally allow a 20-week-old healthy child with a fully developed nervous system to feel the pain of being ripped from the womb as its limbs are crushed when there is no health issue involved but simply convenience – and profit – is bad enough, but to force everyone to subsidize it..that’s in a whole different category." . . .

Other nominees:  Our Watcher’s Council Nominations – Pieces In Our Time Edition


Michael Ramirez Cartoon

Another Clinton Scandal: Will This Stop Her?   "Corruption: If Hillary Clinton thought that her family's foundation was no longer an anchor weighing down her presidential campaign, she was mistaken. A news bimbo has erupted and it's a big one." . . .Read More

Hillary's private server emails contained info from 5 intelligence agencies  "Hillary Clinton’s presidential prospects are evaporating as more details emerge on her abuse of classified information and her lies about it.  A McClatchy story published yesterday must have Democratic Party elders and the Obama White House, especially Valerie Jarrett, plotting the most effective way to dump her before she takes down the party in the 2016 election." . . .

John Fund: Hillary Clinton: An Indecisive Hamlet on the Issues?   "Hillary Clinton is known for being politically cautious to a fault. But no one expected the non-answer that she gave at a town-hall meeting in New Hampshire this week when she was asked her stance on building the Keystone XL pipeline.
 “If it’s undecided when I become president, I will answer your question,” Clinton said. “This is President Obama’s decision. I’m not going to second-guess him.” She claimed that because she oversaw the process of analyzing the pipeline while she was secretary of state (the pipeline would begin in Canada) she had to in some way recuse herself from expressing an opinion.
. . . 
"It turns out that Keystone is one of six issues where Hillary has decided to take a Profile in Obfuscation by not taking a position. The others are offshore oil drilling, fracking, trade, repeal of the Obamacare medical-device tax, and big bank regulation. The Washington Post has a hilarious rundown on her non-positions.
" I can’t wait for the first debate between Hillary and her opponents to see if she maintains her absurd distance between the issues and a willingness to state an opinion on them." 

Give us back Jimmy Carter!
American Thinker  . . . "Carter had been feckless.  He turned the most powerful nation in the world into a paper tiger.  He was afraid to use our natural power because he had the na├»ve notion that his passiveness was kindness rather than dangerous to us.

"But Carter was Superman compared to Obama.  Ali Younesi, Rouhani’s senior advisor, calls Obama “the weakest of U.S. presidents.”  He says, “Americans witnessed their greatest defeats in Obama’s era: Terrorism expanded, [the] U.S. had huge defeats under Obama [and] that is why they want to compromise with Iran.” Emphasis added, TD

American silliness 7/31/15

The Age of the Hyper-Scandal: Why Pop Stars Like Ariana Grande Can't Seem to Escape the TrapThe Age of the Hyper-Scandal: Why Pop Stars Like Ariana Grande Can't Seem to Escape the Trap   "In July it was DonutGate, in which the 22-year-old chart-topper Ariana Grande was caught on a security camera at Wolfee Donuts in Lake Elsinore, Calif., covertly licking a few pastries while loudly disparaging obese people and America to her new boyfriend, backup dancer Ricky Alvarez. Naturally the video went viral, spawning a gazillion posts and tweets, appearance cancellations and apologies (one non-apology, one groveling apology), and no doubt outperforming news of global wars and climate disasters in the daily clickbait race." . . .

"I felt totally abandoned this weekend as everyone was 'rainbowing' on Facebook"
"Notice that even her children rainbowed their photos. Notice the social isolation that she felt as a result of all these rainbowed profiles. That is propaganda in action. Another way to describe it: a cloaked form of bullying. It aims to isolate us, to make us feel like "nonpersons"."
Facebook pressures people to show their colours: Choose or refuse the rainbow flag?  (June 29th) . Refusing to do it has been no problem for me, TD  . . . "The pressure to conform is real. Back in New York, I worked in a large law firm where the majority of the lawyers were liberal. What if I were still a lawyer there, and what if I were friends with my colleagues on Facebook (as many are)? How would I feel if I were the only one who did not have a rainbow over my profile shot?' . . .  At right: "If Lenin had a Facebook account, I bet it would look like this." Via Digg

According to reports, a lion garnered more media attention in one day than the Planned Parenthood videos had in two weeks.  . . . "The mainstream outlets wouldn’t even touch the story for more than 24 hours. Something so horrific, so unconscionable and the media ignores it. Don’t you wonder why? Jimmy Kimmel can blather on about a dead lion; something regularly and legally hunted in Africa, but makes no mention of murdered children’s body parts being sold? And you wonder why I had the audacity to question that?"

The View’s Nicolle Wallace: Comparison Of Planned Parenthood Selling Baby Parts To Lion Scandal is “A Disgrace to Cecil”… 
Taliban longtime leader Mullah Omar was confirmed dead in Afghanistan Tuesday. He refused to hand over Osama bin Laden after the World Trade Center attacks. Mullah Omar died of neglect after the Americans decided to let bygones be bygones and go after the dentist who killed Cecil the LionComedian Argus Hamilton
 Soldier with military ID refused service in Washington state 7-11    ". . . “She said, ‘You’re in the military?’ I said, ‘Yes,’” Brown recounted to KIRO-TV.
 "Then came the response that threw Brown for a loop: “She said, ‘I can’t serve you.’”
UN Ambassador: Parents Should Talk About Bob the Builder’s Sex Life ‘As Soon as Their Children Can Talk’

Mister De Blasio’s Neighborhood: Homeless Man Bathing And Relieving Himself In Public Fountain   Mayor Dinkins all over again

Fighting for Free Speech at Private Universities ."It’s your first day as a student on the campus of your private university. You’re excited to discover what college has to offer. And you’re already about to make a big mistake."
Speech Codes: The Biggest Scandal On College Campuses Today 

HopeN'Change "As much traction as the Cecil story is getting, we're surprised that Obama hasn't quickly pencilled a "Save the Lions" clause into his deal to ram it through Congress. Because lions are clearly more lovable than Israelis, right?"

 obama, obama jokes, political, humor, cartoon, conservative, hope n' change, hope and change, stilton jarlsberg, cecil, lion, iran, nuclear, deal

Planned Parenthood President Made 39 Visits To Obama’s White House Since 2009

"Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, head of the taxpayer-subsidized abortion giant currently facing a firestorm for allegedly selling body parts harvested from aborted babies, has made personal visits to the White House 39 times since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, White House records show.

"According to online records on the White House website, Richards first visited the White House on Jan. 20, 2009 — the same day Obama first took office. Since then, Richards has met with Obama alone at least three times and First Lady Michelle Obama at least twice. She also met with president and his wife together another four times." . . .


Syrian Christians and the English Jew

. . .  Yet he has been criticized for rescuing just Christians. In fact, the U.S. government will not participate because the rescue doesn’t extend to Yazidis, Druze or Shiites.. . .    That has Obama written all over it. TD 
Charles Krauthammer


Iraqis take part in a candlelight vigil in Iraq's central city of Najaf on Feb. 27,
 in memory of Muslim and Christian victims killed by the Islamic State.

"Christianity, whose presence in the Middle East predates Islam’s by 600 years, is about to be cleansed from the Middle East. Egyptian Copts may have found some respite under President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, but after their persecution under the previous Muslim Brotherhood government, they know how precarious their existence in 90 percent Muslim Egypt remains. Elsewhere, it’s much worse. Twenty-one Copts were beheaded by the Islamic State affiliate in Libya for the crime of being Christian. In those large swaths of Syria and Iraq where the Islamic State rules, the consequences for Christians are terrible — enslavement, exile, torture, massacre, crucifixion." . . . Via  Al Thompson,  Austin, TX

U.S. intel fears hundreds of secrets leaked in Hillary’s private emails

Washington Times 
" Many more classified emails identified as Congress is notified"

 Hillary Rodham Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, fended off the new questions about the email scandal and suspicious foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation, distracting from her effort to wrangle support from union bosses at the AFL-CIO's annual summer meeting. (Associated Press)

"The U.S. intelligence community is bracing for the possibility that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email account contains hundreds of revelations of classified information from spy agencies and is taking steps to contain any damage to national security, according to documents and interviews Thursday.

"The top lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committee have been notified in recent days that the extent of classified information on Mrs. Clinton’s private email server was likely far more extensive than the four emails publicly acknowledged last week as containing some sensitive spy agency secrets." . . .

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Never-Before-Seen Photos of WWII Found on Neglected German Camera

"Photographs taken on a German World War Two soldier's camera - which was found by a British war hero - have been put on permanent display close to where they were found in the Netherlands.

"Royal Marine Arthur Thompson, from Herne Bay in Kent, came across the camera on 1 November 1944 during the Allied operation to liberate the Dutch, after it had been left by some hastily departing Germans in a large concrete bunker on the island of Walcheren.

"The roll of film reveals not just German soldiers relaxing and laughing together, but pictures Mr Thompson himself took of British Commandos.
British soldier

. . . "The bunker was part of the Atlantic Wall - Hitler's defensive system against an expected Allied attack, which stretched all the way from the Spanish border to Scandinavia.

"Mr Thompson was 21, and part of a 47 Royal Marine Commando sortie to the Dutch island in a mission to free up the port of Antwerp and help liberate the Netherlands." . . .

 German soldiers in occupied Holland

The Truth About Western “Colonialism”

 How the misuse of a term legitimizes the jihadist myth of Western guilt.

 Bruce S. Thornton

 Photo via Front Page Magazine

. . . "The great scholar of Soviet terror, Robert Conquest, noted this linguistic corruption decades ago. Historical terms like “imperialism” and “colonialism,” Conquest wrote, now refer to “a malign force with no program but the subjugation and exploitation of innocent people.” As such, these terms are verbal “mind-blockers and thought-extinguishers,” which serve “mainly to confuse, and of course to replace, the complex and needed process of understanding with the simple and unneeded process of inflammation.” Particularly in the Middle East, “colonialism” has been used to obscure the factual history that accounts for that region’s chronic dysfunctions, and has legitimized policies doomed to fail because they are founded on distortions of that history." . . .

Updated: Kerry Can’t Say If He Will Follow The Law If Congress Rejects Iran Deal [VIDEO]

Kerry Can’t Say If He Will Follow The Law If Congress Rejects Iran Deal [VIDEO]
"While testifying before the House of Representatives on the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Secretary of State John Kerry would not commit to following the law should Congress override a threatened presidential veto.' . . .
UPDATE: Willing to Give Iran Benefit of Doubt? Consider John Kerry’s Scary Remarks Before Congress! 
. . . " Secretary of State John Kerry said on Capitol Hill that Iran "may" kill Americans or Israelis.

"A member of Congress asked the secretary of state, "Well, do you believe that Iran is the world's foremost sponsor of terrorism?"

" 'Yes," Kerry responded.

" 'And that they will use the conventional weapons made available by the Iran nuclear treaty to kill Americans or Israelis?"

" 'Well, they may," said Kerry. "They may. And we have, as you know, responded to that from 1979 when they took over our embassy forward, we have put sanctions in place specifically because of their support for terror."

"Question for Kerry: Given Iran’s terrorist proclivities, and repeated threats to annihilate the state of Israel, why in the hell has the Administration entered into an Agreement that would send $150 billion in US taxpayer money to Tehran, money that could be used to kill Americans and Israelis and promote terrorism throughout the globe?

Well, there is this too:   "US Does NOT Have Access to Secret Agreement Between Iran & IAEA!"
 Political Cartoons by Ken Catalino
The real reason why Obama is pushing a bad deal with Iran 
. . . "Liberals were very upset when Mossadegh was overthrown.  Ever since then, liberals have viewed Irans as the hapless victim of an imperialist America.  That's why Jimmy Carter, the worst president America had ever seen until Barack Obama was elected, helped the radical Ayatollah Khomenei take over from the shah.  The shah was evil in Carter's mind because he was an ally of the West.  Khomenei had anti-Western rhetoric, but for good reason, because of our imperialistic meddling.

'"Fast-forward to today.  Obama is only continuing Carter's policy of appeasing the ayatollahs.  He's not being naive.  He knows that Iran is developing nuclear weapons." . . .
 Political Cartoons by Bob Gorrell

The Secret Service and their wards

The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents
" As in a play, presidents, vice presidents, and presidential candidates perform on stage for the public and the media. What the nation’s leaders are really like and what goes on behind the scenes remains hidden. Secret Service agents have a front row seat on their private lives and those of their wives and children. " . . .
"From observing Vice President Joe Biden’s reckless behavior that jeopardizes the country’s safety, to escorting Bill Clinton’s mistress at Chappaqua, to overhearing First Lady Michelle Obama’s admonitions to the president, to witnessing President Nixon’s friends bring him a nude stripper, to seeing their own agency take risks that could result in an assassination, Secret Service agents know a secret world that Ronald Kessler exposes in breathtaking detail."
     Secret Service agents have been dismayed to overhear Michelle Obama push her husband to be more aggressive in attacking Republicans and to side with blacks in racial controversies. . . .
      Because Hillary Clinton is so nasty to agents, being assigned to her protective detail is considered a form of punishment and the worst assignment in the Secret Service.
    Vice President Joe Biden swims nude at the vice president’s residence in Washington and at his home in Delaware, offending female agents.
 Fact check reports
Q: Does a recent book quote Secret Service agents saying denigrating things about Obama and other recent Democratic presidents while praising only Republicans?
A: No. The book's author, Ronald Kessler, states that a viral e-mail's descriptions of Obama and Clinton "are completely wrong." His book quotes both flattering and unflattering observations about presidents of both parties
 The left does not like anything said against Democrats
They trash the author as the left does so well. 

Much on this subject from Snopes

 Yahoo: . . . "Marc Ambinder, an editor at “This Week” news magazine, wrote a post admonishing Kessler’s book for “weird inaccuracies” that he says “should lead Kessler to question the judgment of some of his own sources.” Asked for a response to Ambinder’s negative review, Kessler rebutted that “every claim that he made was totally wrong.” . . .

Third in a series: Camille Paglia analyzes the GOP field — and takes on Hillary Clinton (as well as teachers unions!)

But said, “Ted Cruz gives me the willies”

 "In the first two parts of Salon’s conversation with Camille Paglia, we covered Bill Cosby and Bill Clinton, the return of the ’90s sensibility, and then the rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.

"Today Paglia trains her devastating insight and wit on the rest of the GOP field — look out Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush. She also has some surprising thoughts on why Hillary Clinton will not be the Democratic nominee — and why it would be unwise for Democrats to overlook the appeal of Scott Walker."
" Catch up with the first two parts of our interview here and here."

 "Ted Cruz gives me the willies": Camille Paglia analyzes the GOP field -- and takes on Hillary Clinton

. . . "Young feminists are asking why there hasn’t been a woman president and automatically blaming it on male sexism.  But there are plenty of women Democratic politicians who are too scared to put themselves forward as candidates because of the Clinton machine. There’s something seriously wrong here with Democratic thinking. You either believe in the country, you believe in your party, or you don’t!
"Given the problems facing the nation, this passive waiting for your turn is simply unacceptable.  The Democrats have plenty of solid, capable women politicians who are just too timid to challenge the party establishment.  Well, excuse me, that proves they don’t deserve to be president!  You sure won’t be able to deal with ISIS if you can’t deal with Debbie Wasserman Schultz! " . . .

"Exactly how have the teachers unions improved the quality of education in our big cities?  Look at the dilapidated public schools in Philadelphia or in many other cities run by Democrats.  The rigid and antiquated seniority system imposed by the teachers unions has been a disaster–”last hired, first fired.”  So many young and vital teachers have been terminated during budget cuts–the entire future of the profession.  The unions value seniority over quality, and it’s inner-city children who have paid the price.

"In my opinion, Scott Walker still lacks seasoning, presidential temper, and a working knowledge of international affairs.  But if Democrats try to use the union issue to take him down, they’re simply empowering him–and we’re going to end up with President Walker."

Megyn Kelly Versus Daily Beast Reporter On Trump Spousal 'Rape' Article


"TIM MAK, "THE DAILY BEAST" REPORTER: Well, I think it's relevant because Donald Trump introduced his presidential campaign by making these accusations against Mexican immigrants saying many of the people who cross the border were rapists. I think it's worth looking at whether or not there have been any accusations or allegations made in the past about him on that matter."
. . .
" MAK: Well, look, like you mentioned, Donald Trump is the republican front- runner. He deserves to be looked at. His history should be looked at. And I think what's important here is that Ivana Trump did make these statements about an incident in 1989. And she acknowledged them again in a book that was published in 1993. We're simply looking at those facts. And I think with his presidential campaign, there's new relevance to them." . . .

 Ivana Trump says Daily Beast rape story is ‘without merit,’ Donald Trump attorney apologizes for comments   "An attorney for Donald Trump who lashed out at the Daily Beast has apologized for his comments on rape. At the same time though, Trump’s ex-wife, Ivana Trump, called the story “totally without merit.” As we reported earlier this morning,...
"It is true. You cannot rape your spouse. And there's very clear case law."
 Donald Trump was attacked on Tuesday by President Obama, Mike Huckabee, Rick Perry and Al Sharpton. He laughed off suggestions that if elected president he’d someday leave us for a younger country. Donald Trump may leave us for a younger country, but he’ll never find one with bigger boobs.  Comedian Argus Hamilton

Planned Parenthood ‘hack’ turns out to be fake

Joe Newby 


Planned Parenthood ‘hack’ turns out to be fake

noppNow that Planned Parenthood has been caught with its hands in the cookie jar, so to speak, it is doing everything it can to engage in damage control.
Now it seems the organization is faking hack attacks on its website in order to garner sympathy from the low-information left.

. . . " Sounds like they’ve been caught again.  I wonder if they’ll get a judge to put a gag order on bloggers reporting about their fake hacks the way they got a judge to put a restraining order on the outfit that exposed PP for selling dead baby parts…"

Never accept a cheap substitute: Trudeau called truckers "Nazis," applauds the real thing –

And the unit he was attached to – 14th “Galicia” division – were  some particularly nasty hombres . I don’t think “war criminals” would be t...