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This would be a big deal if Bush were president

Don’t expect it to turn into a major TV news event, however.

A White House staffer was arrested late Friday after allegedly shooting a gun at her boyfriend, an officer with the U.S. Capitol Police, during a heated argument, authorities said.

Barvetta Singletary, 37, who is a special assistant to President Obama and also holds the title of house legislative liaison, was charged with domestic violence in the incident, which police say occurred at her home in Upper Marlboro, Md.

Police say she summoned her boyfriend, who was not identified, by text message, and the two had sex. Afterward, according to the criminal complaint, Singletary went to the man’s car with him and accused him of dating other women. Inside the car, Singletary allegedly took the man’s cellphones and his service weapon, demanding passwords to unlock messages stored on the phones.

“You taught me how to use this,” Singletary allegedly told the man. “Don’t think I won’t use it.”

Police say Singletary pointed the gun in the victim’s direction and fired one round.

The man ran away and called police, according to authorities. Singletary was arrested at the scene without incident.

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Let’s separate the issues…

Why is Trump surging? Because the American political class – Democrat and Republicans – is made up of a monoculture that bears little relationship with the citizenry. They operate under the same social canon. They share the same worldview. They are uniform in their sacred principles. None of this looks anything like the people of West Texas, Northern Minnesota, the Appalachian Mountains or any of the rest of the country outside their elite enclaves.

It seems that the political class all attend the same Ivy League schools, they all intern in the same law firms or federal agencies and they all, eventually, arrive as members of the same club. The American political class bears little resemblance to the people they are expected to represent and the people are sick and tired of it.

So they support Donald Trump. A brash, outspoken, un-politically correct outsider. “Finally,” they think, “a candidate who isn’t part of the elite American political class”. And they are right. He is a political outsider.

For these Americans, being an outsider is a necessary characteristic of any candidate they are willing to support. I submit, however, that it isn’t enough. Conservatives who want an outsider should insist that their candidate also be a conservative with solid conservative instincts. He or she should be, in the words of William F. Buckley, willing to “stand athwart history, yelling ‘Stop'”! He or she should understand, in the words of Ronald Reagan, “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” He or she should be willing to defend the culture and religiosity shared by the vast majority of American people.

Trump is not this candidate. As late as the year 2000, at the age of 54, Trump supported gun banning, abortion on demand including partial birth abortion, single payer socialized medicine and flat out confiscation of accumulated wealth. No matter what his stated positions today, it is clear that he has no conservative instincts at all. If a man, at the age of 54, is espousing progressive positions and, at age 70, talking conservatism, he is either a political opportunist or a man politically adrift: All sail and no anchor.

This is really the issue. Americans want an outsider who is not a member of the political class and Trump has opportunistically stepped into that position. He isn’t, however, the man for the job. He is an outsider but he isn’t a conservative.

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Pro Tip: Claiming to be a ‘sovereign citizen’ does not make you immune to the law

There seems to be this theory out there that if you claim to be a ‘sovereign citizen’, you can speak certain words to law enforcement and judges and be deemed immune to statutes and proceedings at the federal, state and municipal levels. Watch as the theory is put to the test.

Some of these cop have the patience of Job.

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The Paris Hilton of Politics calls Megyn Kelly a bimbo

#Butthurt…


Personally, I think I love her.

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Anybody else smell a rat?

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A collusion rat?

Former president Bill Clinton had a private telephone conversation in late spring with Donald Trump at the same time that the billionaire investor and reality-television star was nearing a decision to run for the White House, according to associates of both men.

Four Trump allies and one Clinton associate familiar with the exchange said that Clinton encouraged Trump’s efforts to play a larger role in the Republican Party and offered his own views of the political landscape.

Clinton’s personal office in New York confirmed that the call occurred in late May, but an aide to Clinton said the 2016 race was never specifically discussed and that it was only a casual chat.

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Leftists have a theory about pro-life people…

Over at the Daily Kos, they think they have us figured out.

Meticulous and dispassionate examination of the facts show that Planned Parenthood has little to do with abortion, none of which is federally funded. They make no profit from sale of fetal cells and follow procedures long established and sanctioned. Outside of screaming the “A” word, what are the fanatics really after?

Its birth control.

Planned Parenthood does put a significant part of their budget into birth control and related counseling, and this is the true target.

Okay, who here is against birth control? Anyone? Anyone at all? Nobody.

We scream from the rooftops that we are against the slaughter of innocents and they conclude that we don’t care about the butchery at all. What we care about, they seem to think, is birth control pills, condoms and controlling women.

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There main objective is to control woman by taking away their rights.

They are still mad because of the feminist movement. They want us back where we “belong” – in the kitchen or the bedroom.

It seems that the people that are physically / biologically ‘second rate’ are the ones most likely to have this mentality. Maybe it’s some sort of reaction to losing the fundamental game of biology.

Someone needs to ask them, on the record, if they and their spouse use birth control.

They believe no sex until you have a good job gives people a motivation to succeed, and sex whenever you want takes away a reason to work hard. The prime conservative complaint about society is that people are having fun they haven’t earned through sacrifice, and are escaping the consequences of their bad behavior through social support.

They don’t hate sex, they just hate that they cannot control YOUR sex. And use you as their private sex toy. Evil in all its forms is clearly a core value of conservatives. They are an evil death cult.

…and they’ll go after masturbation next. THEY MUST BE STOPPED!!!

No, it’s about oppressing women during their time of fertility& preventing them from having non-procreative sex although men aren’t restricted in the same way.

It’s about the uterus, not just birth control. In their minds, the uterus is just too valuable to be left in the control of women, who simply can not be trusted to use it in the most efficient manner and for the socio-economic improvement of the ruling (male) class.

Be honest now. Do you know anybody or have ever met a single person who fits the descriptions quoted above? If these people exist, I have never encountered one.

Dear Moonbats: We don’t give a damn about your sex lives, your birth control choices or your uteri. Not a bit. In fact, I wish like hell you would master the theory and application of birth control. That would pretty much solve the problem. We oppose the wholesale slaughter of innocent human beings. We oppose mothers killing their offspring. Why don’t you?

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“Dad was Brainwashed”

To hold leftist political views is to be normal. Conservative views, on the other hand, are abnormal and the result of a conspiracy to brainwash easily influenced people. Watch.

People disagree on politics and the best way to organize society. That isn’t abnormal in any way. It is completely normal.

What is abnormal, however, is to throw your aging father under the bus, describe him as a mentally weak subject of brainwashing in order to make a really stupid video. It is also abnormal to see Fox News as a brainwashing organization and yet be completely blind to the leftist agenda of virtually all of the rest of the MSM. Now that is abnormal to the point of sickness.

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Fifth Planned Parenthood Video Posted

It would seem judges issuing prior restraint orders are irrelevant, impotent and inconsequential.

In this episode of The Expendables: “Intact Fetuses.”

The fifth undercover video in the controversy over Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby parts shows the Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell, advertising the Texas Planned Parenthood branch’s track record of fetal tissue sales, including its ability to deliver fully intact fetuses.

In the video, actors posing as representatives from a human biologics company meet with Farrell at the abortion-clinic headquarters of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston to discuss a potential partnership to harvest fetal organs.

“Where we probably have an edge over other organizations, our organization has been doing research for many many years,” explains Farrell. When researchers need a specific part from the aborted fetus, Farrell says, “We bake that into our contract, and our protocol, that we follow this, so we deviate from our standard in order to do that.”

Asked specifically if this means Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast can change abortion procedures to supply intact fetal specimens, Farrell affirms, “Some of our doctors in the past have projects and they’re collecting the specimens, so they do it in a way that they get the best specimens, so I know it can happen.”

The investigators ask Farrell how she will frame a contract in which they pay a higher price for higher quality fetal body parts, and she replies, “We can work it out in the context of–obviously, the procedure itself is more complicated,” suggesting that “without having you cover the procedural cost” and paying for the abortion, the higher specimen price could be framed as “additional time, cost, administrative burden.”

Farrell finally summarizes her affiliate’s approach to fetal tissue payments: “If we alter our process, and we are able to obtain intact fetal cadavers, we can make it part of the budget that any dissections are this, and splitting the specimens into different shipments is this. It’s all just a matter of line items.”

The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2). Federal law also requires that no alteration in the timing or method of abortion be done for the purposes of fetal tissue collection (42 U.S.C. 289g-1).

Farrell also indicates to the investigators over lunch that the specimen sales from her department contribute significantly to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s overall finances: “I think everyone realizes, especially because my department contributes so much to the bottom line of our organization here, you know we’re one of the largest affiliates, our Research Department is the largest in the United States. Larger than any the other affiliates’ combined.” In a Texas Senate hearing on July 29, former Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast clinic director Abby Johnson estimated that the affiliate had previously made up to $120,000 per month off of aborted fetal tissue.

The video is the fifth by The Center for Medical Progress documenting Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted fetal parts. Project Lead David Daleiden notes: “This is now the fifth member of Planned Parenthood leadership discussing payments for aborted baby parts without any connection to actual costs of so-called tissue ‘donation.’ Planned Parenthood’s system-wide conspiracy to evade the law and make money off of aborted fetal tissue is now undeniable.” Daleiden continues, “Anyone who watches these videos knows that Planned Parenthood is engaged in barbaric practices and human rights abuses that must end. There is no reason for an organization that uses illegal abortion methods to sell baby parts and commit such atrocities against humanity to still receive over $500 million each year from taxpayers.”

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Dutch King declares the end of the welfare state

It would appear that Comrade Bernie Sanders, the socialist wonder candidate, is not going to flame out anytime soon. You gotta love Bernie and the Burnouts. Unabashed socialism has never played that well in the United States, yet there they are, taking another run at a red-white-and-blue, star-spangled dictatorship of the proletariat.

Of course they will be quick to tell you that they aren’t talking about the swarthy brown people socialism of Venezuela or Cuba. Oh no, they are talking about the wonderful, lily white, 100 percent Caucasian socialism of Scandinavia. No nasty, tin-pot, south-of-the-border socialism for them. Their socialism looks like Abba performing Dancing Queen at the Trondheim Herring Fest.

A funny thing happened on the way to the Scandinavian land of milk, honey and universal free lutafisk, however. The Scandis and their neighbors went all Adam Smith.

King Willem-Alexander delivered a message to the Dutch people from the government in a nationally televised address: the welfare state of the 20th century is gone.

In its place a “participation society” is emerging, in which people must take responsibility for their own future and create their own social and financial safety nets, with less help from the national government.

The king traveled past waving fans in an ornate horse-drawn carriage to the 13th-century Hall of Knights in The Hague for the monarch’s traditional annual address on the day the government presents its budget for the coming year. It was Willem-Alexander’s first appearance on the national stage since former Queen Beatrix abdicated in April and he ascended to the throne.

“The shift to a ‘participation society’ is especially visible in social security and long-term care,” the king said, reading out to lawmakers a speech written for him by Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s government.

“The classic welfare state of the second half of the 20th century in these areas in particular brought forth arrangements that are unsustainable in their current form.”

Norway, Sweden and Finland are also tossing off the burden of watered down Marxism and settling in for some good, old fashioned capitalism. According to the Heritage Foundation, Denmark ranks higher in economic freedom than does the US. In fact, the US has been falling in the ranking as Sweden rises. If things continue at the current pace, the US will be more socialist than Sweden in a year or two.

Whatever the case, Bernie Sanders and his band of crypto-Marxists love to point at the pure white Scandis while ignoring Hugo Chavez’s land of rationed toilet paper. Increasingly, however, the Scandinavian utopia will be all hedge funds, investment bankers and venture capitalists. All that will be left for Bernie to point at is Hugo’s nationalized bread line.

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Obama ends threat of global warming

With a simple decree from the omnipotent savior of all mankind, the existential threat of global warming has been eradicated for another generation! All hail Obama!

President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming.

A year after proposing unprecedented carbon dioxide limits, Obama was poised to finalize the rule at a White House event on Monday. In a video posted to Facebook, Obama said the limits were backed up by decades of data showing that without tough action, the world will face more extreme weather and escalating health problems like asthma.

“Climate change is not a problem for another generation,” Obama said. “Not anymore.”

How can anyone take this shit seriously? Over and over we have been told that the threat is so grave that it is virtually too late to end it. Now, without the involvement of Europe, Asia or the rest of the world, the problem is solved. All it took was for US power plants to convert to fracking attained natural gas and all the planet is saved. China can continue to add coal fired plants by the score and it doesn’t matter. A decree from his lord and master and sea levels stabilize and Gaia is healed.

This government is a massive clown show.

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Sailor who returned fire at Chattanooga jihadi to be charged…

…with illegally discharging a firearm on federal property, says Allen West.

Ladies and gents, resulting from the text message I received yesterday, I can confirm that the United States Navy is bringing charges against Lt. Cmdr Timothy White for illegally discharging a firearm on federal property.

The text message asked if it would be possible for Lt.Cmdr White to reach out to me. To wit I replied, affirmative.

What kind of freaking idiots are in charge of our Armed Forces — pardon me, our “unArmed Forces”? What would they prefer that Abdulazeez had been able to kill all the Marines and Sailors at the Naval Support Reserve Center? Let me draw an interesting contrast: Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus is more concerned about lifting the ban on transgendered Sailors. Mabus has a problem in that for the first time since 2007 the US Navy will not have a Carrier Battle Group operating in the Persian Gulf. But this knucklehead has no problem with the Navy seeking to destroy the career of a Sailor, a commander of an installation, returning fire against an Islamic jihadist attack. I do not care if it was his personal weapon, he deserves a medal for facing the enemy.

It is official. The world has gone insane.

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Unions and the Butchers: Birds of a Feather

Why am I not surprised?

Two of the country’s biggest and most powerful labor unions have come to the defense of Planned Parenthood, amid a series of recently released videos in which leaders of the group are seen bargaining for the sale price of fetal tissues and organs, according to Watchdog.org.

“We stand united with our allies at Planned Parenthood, champions of quality healthcare and a cornerstone of vital services to millions of Americans for decades,” Mary Kay Henry, Service Employees International Union president, said in a statement this week.

Henry made the statement after the release of at least two videos and after the Republican-controlled Congress began to take action to stop federal funding for the group, which provides abortions and other women’s medical services.

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Better a slave than without food-stamps..

I pulled this from the Daily Kos. Yeah, I slop around in that moral cesspool.

In one simple quote, Sister Joan Chittister, O.S.B. sums up the hypocrisy in the ‘pro-life’ movement:

    “I do not believe that just because you’re opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think that you don’t? Because you don’t want any tax money to go there. That’s not pro-life. That’s pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is.”

No link to the Kos kooks but the rest of the article and comments leads these folks to believe they have the answer to the pro-life position: We aren’t pro-life because we don’t want to impose permanent dependency on those the left deigns to let live. The foundation of the left’s argument is that a life without government welfare is better snuffed in the womb.

How does the good sister’s argument work for other moral crusades? Let’s try it out in 1860.

“I do not believe that just because you’re opposed to slavery, that that makes you an abolitionist. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a slave set free but not a slave fed, not a slave educated, not a slave housed. And why would I think that you don’t? Because you don’t want any tax money to go there. That’s not abolitionism. That’s pro-release. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-release is.”

Yeah, so let’s maintain slavery until we can agree that anyone released from slavery be maintained on the public dole. After all, a child man not on the dole is better off dead a slave.

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“Another boy!”

Fourth Planned Parenthood video released, prior restraint be damned.

The horror show continues…

DENVER, July 30–New undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains’ Vice President and Medical Director, Dr. Savita Ginde, negotiating a fetal body parts deal, agreeing multiple times to illicit pricing per body part harvested, and suggesting ways to avoid legal consequences.

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) is a wealthy, multi-state Planned Parenthood affiliate that does over 10,000 abortions per year. PPRM has a contract to supply aborted fetal tissue to Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

In the video, actors posing as representatives from a human biologics company meet with Ginde at the abortion-clinic headquarters of PPRM in Denver to discuss a potential partnership to harvest fetal organs. When the actors request intact fetal specimens, Ginde reveals that in PPRM’s abortion practice, “Sometimes, if we get, if someone delivers before we get to see them for a procedure, then we are intact.”

Since PPRM does not use digoxin or other feticide in its 2nd trimester procedures, any intact deliveries before an abortion are potentially born-alive infants under federal law (1 USC 8).

“We’d have to do a little bit of training with the providers or something to make sure that they don’t crush” fetal organs during 2nd trimester abortions, says Ginde, brainstorming ways to ensure the abortion doctors at PPRM provide usable fetal organs.

When the buyers ask Ginde if “compensation could be specific to the specimen?” Ginde agrees, “Okay.” Later on in the abortion clinic’s pathological laboratory, standing over an aborted fetus, Ginde responds to the buyer’s suggestion of paying per body part harvested, rather than a standard flat fee for the entire case: “I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.”

The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2). Federal law also requires that no alteration in the timing or method of abortion be done for the purposes of fetal tissue collection (42 U.S.C. 289g-1).

Ginde also suggests ways for Planned Parenthood to cover-up its criminal and public relations liability for the sale of aborted body parts. “Putting it under ‘research’ gives us a little bit of an overhang over the whole thing,” Ginde remarks. “If you have someone in a really anti state who’s going to be doing this for you, they’re probably going to get caught.”

Ginde implies that PPRM’s lawyer, Kevin Paul, is helping the affiliate skirt the fetal tissue law: “He’s got it figured out that he knows that even if, because we talked to him in the beginning, you know, we were like, ‘We don’t want to get called on,’ you know, ‘selling fetal parts across states.’” The buyers ask, “And you feel confident that they’re building those layers?” to which Ginde replies, “I’m confident that our Legal will make sure we’re not put in that situation.”

As the buyers and Planned Parenthood workers identify body parts from last fetus in the path lab, a Planned Parenthood medical assistant announces: “Another boy!”

The video is the latest by The Center for Medical Progress documenting Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted fetal parts. Project Lead David Daleiden notes: “Elected officials need to listen to the public outcry for an immediate moratorium on Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding while the 10 state investigations and 3 Congressional committees determine the full extent of Planned Parenthood’s sale of baby parts.” Daleiden continues, “Planned Parenthood’s recent call for the NIH to convene an expert panel to ‘study’ fetal experimentation is absurd after suggestions from Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Ginde that ‘research’ can be used as a catch-all to cover-up baby parts sales. The biggest problem is bad actors like Planned Parenthood who hold themselves above the law in order to harvest and make money off of aborted fetal brains, hearts, and livers.”

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Prior Restraint*

Those who are losing an argument badly often resort to silencing the opposition.

Late Wednesday, the Los Angeles Superior Court issued a temporary restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress, the pro-life group whose undercover journalism has produced three videos showing Planned Parenthood officials engaged in the practice of harvesting of organs from unborn children killed by abortions. Under the terms of the order, the non-profit organization is banned from releasing video of a May lunch attended by three StemExpress officials. The complaint alleges multiple infractions by the Center for Medical Progress, including invasion of privacy, breach of contract, and unfair competition.

*Regarding prior restraint.

One of the fundamental rights guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is the freedom from prior restraint. Derived from English Common Law, the rule against prior restraint prohibits government from banning expression of ideas prior to their publication. The rule against prior restraint is based on the principle that Freedom of the Press is essential to a free society. Attempts by government to obtain a prior restraint have largely been unsuccessful.

The rule against prior restraint was undisputed for much of U.S. history. The landmark case of near v. minnesota, 283 U.S. 697, 51 S. Ct. 625, 75 L. Ed. 1357 (1931), finally settled the issue, with the U.S. Supreme Court finding that the First Amendment imposed a heavy presumption against the validity of a prior restraint.

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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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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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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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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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Suddenly, there is this…

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

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Senate saves cronyism…

The EX-IM Bank is the one of the worst examples of corrupt cronyism in the United States. It was dead and in its grave but was dug up set up for a vote life by the Republican Senate Majority Leader. On the Senate floor, Senator Cruz said Mitch McConnell is no different than Harry Reid as Senate leader. He is correct.


What’s next for McConnell? I bet he will allow Democrats to put continued funding for Planned Parenthood in the Highway Bill. Any takers?

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Breaking: Shooting in Louisiana theater…


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Why I never display the Confederate Flag

Quiet today… Too quiet. Let’s see if we can’t liven things up with a Throwback Thursday history discussion.

Let’s call this: Why I never display the Confederate flag.

My reasons, in descending order of significance.

1) The Confederacy came into existence to preserve and protect slavery. The southern states all stated this outright in their justifications for secession. Any denial of this is gross revisionism. The permanent preservation of slavery was guaranteed in the Confederate Constitution. No one who supports liberty and freedom can tolerate any kind of support for unjust human bondage. The flag represents the Confederacy and the Confederacy was created to maintain and continue human bondage. This is manifest.

2) Prior to the Confederate states’ secession, it was understood that the union that binds the United States was voluntary. In fact, the nation was referred to as “these United States” rather than “the United States.” The voluntary nature of the union was destroyed when the first test of dissolution was based on the preservation of a crime against humanity. Had the first test been based on a just cause, it is unlikely that there would have been the stomach to fight a bloody war to prevent it. Because the Confederate States chose a crime as the basis for the first test of secession, this basic right to disassociate was crushed. It is generally understood today that secession is impossible. This understanding is the result of the Confederacy’s terrible reason for secession. The Confederacy stole our right to secede.

3) The history of the American South is over 400 years and is full of all manner of good and decency. The Confederacy lasted four failure filled years. A symbol of these four miserable years should not be used to overshadow and represent four hundred years of powerful history. A region with centuries of lives, industry and growth should not be represented by a symbol that stands for just four years of failure.

4) The Confederacy lost. They fired the first shot, went to war and were badly beaten. It is the flag of the losers. I don’t see any reason to fly a losers’ flag.

5) In the 20th century, the flag was used to symbolize simple southern pride. It has been co-opted, however, by the foul KKK, the idiotic Aryan Nation and the kind of racist cretin who attends bible study in a black church and then kills those who welcomed him. It may not be fair, but these people have made the case that the flag is theirs and, in the eyes of millions, it is increasingly so.

I don’t support banning the flag. I do not believe that even a large minority of southern soldiers were fighting to preserve slavery. They were fighting to defend their homes. I acknowledge that had I been a southerner in 1861, I would have fought with the Rebel Army. I support the right of people to fly any flag they want to fly. That said, I will not display it.

Discuss.

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More children living in poverty now than in 2008

The reason for the increase in child poverty is clear. A much smaller percentage of Americans are working now than in 2008. The labor force participation rate has collapsed.

Obama’s policies have encouraged welfare dependency and hobbled the engine of job creation. Welfare equals poverty. Employment allows people to rise above it.

Obama is the welfare/poverty president. Virtually everything he has done has encouraged welfare and discouraged job creation.

He is a national disaster.

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