Public Accommodation

More than any other topic including the Stars and Bars, public accommodation laws have stirred debate on the Revo. While Nota and I have argued that they play a role, we have struggled to know where to draw the line. Well, I know I have.

I know for certain that laws that prohibit posting signs on diners that say “NO COLOREDS” are justified and appropriate. I do not think, however, that any Christian baker should be required to make a cake with two little brides or two little grooms on top. The bottom line is that I know there is a limiting factor but I don’t know where to draw the line.

Over at Ace of Spades HQ, Gabriel Malor draws the line quite nicely, I think. Public accommodations apply to things like common carriers, inns and pubs. Why? These services are a necessary part of life and, in extreme circumstances, life depends on them. Nobody ever needs a wedding cake to live.

Regular listeners to the podcast know that I go off on public accommodation laws from time to time. I think they cover way too much. Under the English common law, which is where the notion originates, public accommodations were common carriers and inns and pubs. The reason common carriers, inns, and pubs were required to be open to any with the ability to pay is literally because it was matter of life and death. You have to let people have access to food and water, shelter, and travel. But that was it. It wasn’t every business.

The modern trend to declare everything a public accommodation, including membership organizations that any idiot can see are private groups, abandons the notion that people have a right to associate with only those who they care to and also to not associate with those those they don’t. Discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, and sexual orientation is abhorrent. But so is using the government to force groups or businesses to associate with individuals that they would rather not.

Well said and, as far as I am concerned, is a nice, bright line for all to see.

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Moon Hoax Not

Common sense tells us the Moon Landing Hoax is Grade A Hokum. This gentleman, in a very entertaining manner, all but 100 percent proves beyond a modicum of doubt that Neil, Buzz and the rest moonwalked long before Michael Jackson.

I enjoy this sort of thing because I enjoy seeking the truth based on unemotional logic. As the filmmaker points out, the United States Government lies constantly. In fact, they can tell us six impossible lies before breakfast. That men visited the moon is not, however, one of its innumerable lies.

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“Camille Paglia: How Bill Clinton is like Bill Cosby”

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This was published in Salon. As Paglia notes, the Cosby revelations will not be good for Hillary Clinton’s candidacy. The article is done in a question and answer format.

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Camille Paglia

Q: The banner on the Drudge Report this morning is that Kathleen Willey is starting a site to collect harassment claims against Bill Clinton. New York magazine, meanwhile, has the stories of 35 women who say they were raped or assaulted by Bill Cosby. I wonder if you see a connection between the two stories: Would Bill Clinton’s exploits be viewed more like Cosby’s if he was in the White House now, instead of in the 1990s?

A: Right from the start, when the Bill Cosby scandal surfaced, I knew it was not going to bode well for Hillary’s campaign, because young women today have a much lower threshold for tolerance of these matters. The horrible truth is that the feminist establishment in the U.S., led by Gloria Steinem, did in fact apply a double standard to Bill Clinton’s behavior because he was a Democrat. The Democratic president and administration supported abortion rights, and therefore it didn’t matter what his personal behavior was.”

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“50 Cities To Hold Rallies Against Planned Parenthood”

I’ll be darned. A grass-roots movement has sprung up to oppose the horror that is Margaret Sanger’s racist Planned Parenthood.

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On Tuesday pro-lifers in more than 50 cities – and counting – will be rallying against Planned Parenthood under the banner of #WomenBetrayed in response to the gruesome undercover investigative videos released by the Center for Medical Progress over the past two weeks.

Two Planned Parenthood senior medical officials were exposed as they explained how the taxpayer funded organization performs abortions in such a way as to harvest aborted babies’ body parts to sell them to biomedical companies.

National pro-life group Students for Life of America (SFLA) and its partner organization Pro-Life Future have launched the #WomenBetrayed initiative which urges citizens across the nation to rally to demand their states investigate, prosecute and defund Planned Parenthood.”

From the #Women Betrayed website:

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“WHAT WE ARE DOING AND WHY”

Women have been betrayed by Planned Parenthood. Families have been deceived. And the smallest among us have been the ultimate victims of Planned Parenthood’s horrific business schemes. Quite frankly, we’ve had enough. It’s time to relieve Planned Parenthood of our taxpayer dollars. Join pro-lifers across the nation on Tuesday, July 28th to call on state and federal officials to investigate and defund Planned Parenthood, now!”

Read more at Breitbart

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Sleep tight kiddies…

The Bamster is allowing himself to dream the forbidden dream.

“Now, let me be honest with you,” Obama said. “I do not understand this. I am in my second term. It has been an extraordinary privilege for me to serve as the President of the United States. I cannot imagine a greater honor or a more interesting job. I love my work. But under our Constitution, I cannot run again.”

The crowd cheered appreciatively.

“I actually think I’m a pretty good president,” he said. “I think if I ran, I could win.”

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Planned Parenthood Is In The News

The ‘Vast, Right-Wing Conspiracy‘ that Hillary Clinton mentioned strikes again, I guess.

“Planned Parenthood hacked”

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Planned Parenthood confirmed that its online databases have been hacked, potentially exposing employees’ personal information.

The women’s health and abortion provider said Monday it has reported the crime to the Department of Justice and the FBI.

“Extremists who oppose Planned Parenthood’s mission and services have launched an attack on our information systems, and have called on the world’s most sophisticated hackers to assist them in breaching our systems and threatening the privacy and safety of our staff members,” said Planned Parenthood Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens Monday afternoon.”

Read the rest at the Washington Examiner

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“Planned Parenthood President: Investigators ‘Most disgusting part’ of videos”

Cecile Richards is lying and she’s not good at it. She’s worried and she should be. She actually looks like she is scared to death.

She says the people doing the films lied to gain access to the clinics. The video posted below by RD Walker shows that to be untrue. The woman involved in it was looking for a job and got hired by Stem Express – and was disgusted by what she saw so she spoke out.

This has been a three year, well funded effort by the most militant wing of the anti-abortion movement in this country…”

She says that like it’s a bad thing.

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Yet another Planned Parenthood butchery video is released

In this one, we learn more about the way the Technicians at Planned Parenthood harvest the organs of their tiny victims for fun and profit.

These people live among us. They are technicians of death and they have the support of the President of the United States and a majority of the federal bureaucracy. These technicians kill innocent human beings and harvest their tiny organs for sale. These are people who demand a larger federal role in our personal medical decisions. These technicians and the bureaucracy that supports them believe that they should decide what is and isn’t best for the health and welfare of the American people.

“God bless Planned Parenthood” – Barack Obama

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Wild Bill Calls For Removal Of Traitors Obama And Kerry

He pulls no punches in laying out his case, either. He warns us about what will come if we start to do it but tells us to not be afraid.

I expect him to be arrested for this video.

But they did not wear masks

But they did not wear masks

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Keep Diggin’ Marty

This is the guy who let an angry woman make him grovel on camera to her because he said, “All lives matter”.

Let’s see, there are three Democrats running for the White House. On top is Hillary Clinton whose numbers are rapidly tanking, and it seems she is on the verge of a nervous breakdown, Bernie Sanders, the socialist from Vermont who wants to tax the rich at 90% until he can figure out how to confiscate 100%, and former Baltimore Mayor and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. He is the one who signed some of the strictest anti-gun bills in the nation into law and turned both his city and his state over to race pimps and violent felons.

Now a few Democrats, unhappy with the choices they have, want to draft Crazy Joe Biden.

Even with this advantage the GOP could still find a way to lose the 2016 election.

“MARTIN O’MALLEY: ‘BAN SALE OF ASSAULT WEAPONS,’ LAUNCH ‘NATIONAL GUN REGISTRY’”

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On July 24, the day after John Russell Houser allegedly used a handgun to kill two people in Lafayette, Louisiana, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley called on Congress to ban “the sale of assault weapons” and “[establish] a national gun registry.”

He also said it is time to “[increase] inspections” on gun shops and mandate that gun owners lock up their guns in their homes.”

Read the rest at Breitbart

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Things Are Not Going Well On The USS Hillary…

… Captain Queeg Rodham wants to know about the strawberries.

This actually makes sense.

“Hillary Operatives Brace for “Clinton Collapse” – Complain of Frequent Mood Swings and Erratic Behavior”

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Hillary Clinton operatives are bracing for the inevitable “Clinton collapse.”

Hillary handlers are concerned about her frequent mood swings and erratic behavior.
The DC Whispers reported, via Free Republic:

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A D.C. Whispers source had this to say regarding Mrs. Clinton’s view of the modern media:

“She doesn’t understand how it works. She still thinks the New York Times is the end-all, be-all regarding media coverage and because they (the Clinton Machine) pretty much control how the Times covers them, she feels she controls her own media destiny and when that doesn’t happen, it infuriates her. She gets very angry very quickly and it’s a particularly aggressive kind of nasty on her part.”

Candidate Clinton’s mood swings have become so erratic even those closest to her campaign are said to be hoping for the best while preparing for what some perceive to be the inevitable worst.”

Read the rest at Gateway Pundit

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had a good Sunday…

Or maybe it was his clone. Who can tell?

In a pair of losses for conservatives, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Sunday to revive the Export-Import Bank while failing to overcome a filibuster of an attempt to repeal Obamacare — with more fireworks to come.

The rare Sunday votes set the stage for the Senate to send a long-term highway bill tied to the Ex-Im Bank to the House later this week, but not before facing other gambits by conservatives, including a procedural vote forced by Sen. Ted Cruz regarding the Iran deal and an effort to deploy a maneuver akin to the “nuclear option.”

The Senate quickly adjourned for the night after holding the series of votes. The Obamacare repeal failed 49-43, well shy of the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster and attach the repeal to the bill aimed at avoiding a highway program shutdown at the end of July.

A bipartisan coalition then beat back a filibuster of the Export-Import Bank amendment proposed by Sen. Mark S. Kirk, R-Ill., on a 67-26 vote. Neither vote was a surprise.

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Manic Monday Madness

What happens when you throw a party and nobody comes?

If your name is Hillary Clinton you pretend that it never happened and continue believing that you are the inevitable party nominee for the 2016 election.

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“Planned Parenthood official says no profit from fetal organs”

When I first viewed the undercover videos it occurred to me that it might not be Planned Parenthood that was selling fetal body parts to researchers. It might have just been the individual doctors who were overseeing abortion proceedings or actually doing them themselves. In the second video the doctor said she, ‘Wanted a Lamborghini’, which gave the impression that she was the one who was getting whatever money was generated.

Now, however, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards has taken the time to try to set the story straight. From the linked article:

The president of Planned Parenthood said her organization’s clinics never adjust the abortion procedure to better preserve fetal organs for medical research and that the organization’s charges cover only the cost of transmission to researchers.

Planned Parenthood has come under congressional scrutiny after the release of two stealthily recorded videos that showed officials discussing how they provide aborted fetal organs for research. Abortion opponents say the videos show the organization is illegally harvesting and selling organs. Three congressional committees are making inquiries.

Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards, said Sunday the group has done nothing illegal and is the target of a political smear campaign.

“I stand behind the health care that we provide at Planned Parenthood. Women trust Planned Parenthood,” Richards said. “And I look forward to anyone who wants to look into our policies and procedures.”

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Cecile Richards

So she admits that these organ transfers have been taking place. She only has two arguments. First, that PPA only charged enough to, “… cover the cost of transmission to researchers.” It’s hard, after watching the videos, to justify that claim. The price per part was a negotiable item. Perhaps the doctors knew what, “… transmission costs”, were and were, themselves skimming the rest.

But that’s not true either. In the first video Dr. Nucatola said that there was really no transmission cost, that the representatives of Stem Express were in the operating room and doing the transfers so PPA’s employees didn’t have to.

Second, her tactic is not to defend the practice, but rather to attack the messenger, the Center for Medical Progress, which made the videos. Planned Parenthood’s supporters, without exception, say that the videos were deceptively edited but the CMP not only released the short versions, they also released the long, unedited, version.

Richards also defends the harvesting of fetal body parts as ‘Laudable’. I expect that Nazi Germany’s Dr. Josef Mengele also though his experiments were, ‘Laudable’.

Like Richards, Mengele was an attractive person

Like Richards, Mengele was an attractive person

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NYT: “Looking Away From Abortion”

Ross Douthat has made a lot of people very uncomfortable with this essay.

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Ross Douthat

He has a good understanding of the way most Americans see abortion and Planned Parenthood. He correctly observes that most don’t want to look at it too closely or their ambivalence might be attacked.

But in the end, Planned Parenthood’s defenders insist, listening to an abortionist discuss manipulating the “calvarium” (that is, the dying fetus’s skull) so that it emerges research-ready from the womb is fundamentally no different than listening to a doctor discuss heart surgery or organ transplants. It’s unsettling, yes, but just because it’s gross doesn’t prove it’s wrong.

Which is true, but in this case not really true enough. Because real knowledge isn’t purely theoretical; it’s the fruit of experience, recognition, imagination, life itself.

And the problem these videos create for Planned Parenthood isn’t just a generalized queasiness at surgery and blood.

It’s a very specific disgust, informed by reason and experience — the reasoning that notes that it’s precisely a fetus’s humanity that makes its organs valuable, and the experience of recognizing one’s own children, on the ultrasound monitor and after, as something more than just “products of conception” or tissue for the knife.

And then he gives us a fact that I did not know:

The pro-life sting was sweeping; there are reportedly 10 videos to go. You can turn away. But there will be plenty of chances to look, to see, to know.”

Hat tip to Moe Lane

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“Obama Releases the ‘Unified Agenda’ and the Slide to Hell Begins!”

This is from Investment Watch Blog.

BO has published his “Unified Agenda” report. This is government-speak (Orwellian ‘newspeak’) for “You are f*cked”.

For government wonks–here is the direct link to the BO agenda:

http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaMain

Below is a highlighted version of just some of the “transformation” events that we have left for the next 18 months. It is staggering. America is gone–at least most parts of America that we are familiar.

The basic parts of the constitutional protections that make us America will either be gone or compromised so severely we will not recognize it.

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Due to Obama’s relaxation of border security and immigration enforcement, the nearly 12 million people who have crossed our borders without any type of visa have now been granted quasi-legal protections. Therefore, under 1140-AA08, this massive population is free to import arms and ammunition without any oversight after entering the country.

These rules are bizarre contradictions for an administration whose effort to deny Americans their birthright to bear arms has been a political hallmark. Even before Obama began fighting gun ownership from the White House, he demonstrated unwavering opposition to an Illinois bill that affirmed a person’s right to protect against home invasion using a firearm. Likewise, Eric Holder famously called for Americans to be “brainwashed” into an anti-gun mindset (see video) and led the Justice Department as it conspired to kill the Second Amendment by exploiting the inevitable fallout from Operation Fast and Furious.

While resolute in the effort to disarm Americans, the 2015 Unified Agenda is evidence that both Obama and Holder have for years been simultaneously working to grant illegal immigrants and non-citizens unprecedented access to loosely controlled firearms. To understand these otherwise inexplicable rules, they must be put in context with the policies concerning immigration and trade handed down to Obama from previous presidents.”

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Lock Up The Womenfolk. These People Are ‘Ridin’ With Biden’

There is actually a ‘Draft Biden’ campaign. He’s 72 years old. He’ll be 73 during the election. Reagan was called too old when he was elected. He was 70 when he took the oath of office.

Remember this?

Remember this?

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A Sunday Sermon

Happy Sunday Revoworld. I hope everyone is having a nice weekend. This morning I’m moving a little slow. The cause of this is Unknown Hinson, who was playing her last night in a tiny little place called Jack Rabbits. Against all odds I’m actually going to make it to Church this morning and keep the celebration going. There’s a man at Church who actually dresses like Unknown Hinson and I love to chit chat with him on Sunday morning.

Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, you were brought into this world by your Creator with a purpose. When you draw closer to God, he reveals more of himself and his Love for you. In that spirit the doors of the Revo Chapel are open. The link below will take you to the media ministry of North Jacksonville Baptist Church where you will find streaming content all day. You can also join us live at 10:45 on the East Coast for our morning worship service and then again at 6pm for our evening worship service.

The doors to the Church are open. Come on in. You might find something you are looking for here.

The streaming webcast from North Jacksonville Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida is found HERE

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Corporal Sanders Says Greed Is The Problem

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Never Underestimate Senator Ted Cruz

Yesterday Senator Cruz did something new. He took to the floor of the Senate And called the Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell a liar. In doing so he has challenged the leader of the Senate. One can not overstate the gamble he took by doing this.

Expect the coining of a new term: ‘Mitchslap’. McConnell will do everything in his power now to destroy Senator Cruz – and he has a lot of power. Cruz knows it, too. The level of chutzpah it would take to do what Cruz did is incalculable – especially in politics.

From the Washington Examiner:

In a stunning floor speech Friday morning, Republican presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz accused Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of lying to Senate Republicans about whether there was a secret agreement to allow a vote on an amendment to extend the Export-Import Bank, which conservatives staunchly oppose.”

Cruz said, ““Like Saint Peter, he repeated it three times”. He also compared McConnell to former Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Acts like this by Cruz are last-ditch acts of either bravery or stupidity, depending how they turn out. He has risked his entire political future.

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Friday Night at the Movies

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Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I realize that many of you never began to read anything I’m writing here after having seen the Marquee Poster shown above. Those of you who are still reading might take the time to scrutinize the photo of General Ripper firing that Browning and see if you can spot the technical anomaly. Tonight we have a very special presentation. At long last we have this masterpiece available to us here. I’ve been waiting ever so patiently for it.

More below the fold…

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Friday Night Music Video

There will be one clue and one clue only as to the identity of our Friday Night Movie and it is as follows…

Okay, one more clue. It’s a clue I’ve used at least a couple of times before and always for a specific theme…

More below the fold…

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Suddenly, there is this…

Someone left the door to the madhouse open…. #cuckservative

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“Meet the 38 Companies That Donate to Planned Parenthood”

Here are the 38 companies that have directly funded Planned Parenthood.

Adobe
American Cancer Society
American Express
AT&T
Avon
Bank of America
Bath & Body Works
Ben & Jerry’s
Clorox
Converse
Deutsche Bank
Dockers
Energizer
Expedia
ExxonMobil
Fannie Mae
Groupon
Intuit
Johnson & Johnson
La Senza
Levi Strauss
Liberty Mutual
Macy’s
March of Dimes
Microsoft
Morgan Stanley
Nike
Oracle
PepsiCo
Pfizer
Progressive
Starbucks
Susan G. Komen
Tostitos
Unilever
United Way
Verizon
Wells Fargo

More at Daily Signal

Related: “Planned Parenthood Pulls Names of Corporate Donors After Coca-Cola, Ford and Xerox Object”

Also from Daily Signal

The list was originally 41 companies.

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Why Haven’t The Do-Gooders Charged This Dad With Something?

I would have loved to have had a dad like this one. That kid will never be happy with carnival rides again.

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