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The trials, tribulations and distortions of the Mainstream Media

Tonight Fox News Star Bill O’Reilly Said That The GOP Should Turn Its Back On The Religious

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I’ll admit it was during a segment which included Karl Rove. And they were talking about Indiana’s new law, but it is time that the people who live in the coasts, and have been accustomed to hearing anti-religion challenges, actually remember that there are millions of Americans who don’t think the way they do. Those people deserve a voice.

O’Reilly claims to be a religious man. He says he was raised as a Catholic. It seems that, like Nancy Pelosi, he thinks his form of religion is more important than that of other believers.

He does a lot of talking about people who ‘Bloviate’. He doesn’t realize or care that most Americans are happily religious. His ‘Bloviating’ makes one wonder where his interests are.

As soon as video is available we will see it.

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Rolling Stone(!): “Hillary Clinton Is Turning Into Richard Nixon and Bill Belichick”

She just can’t conceal the contempt she has for everyone else.

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Fast-forward to this week. Hillary, not yet officially a candidate again, was forced to address yet another crowd of snarling, fault-seeking reporters, this time over the news about her use of a private e-mail account.

In many ways, she did a good job. The part of her speech talking about her daughter’s wedding and her mother’s funeral arrangements being off limits, that certainly resonated. She absolutely was right when she said, “No one wants their personal e-mails made public.”

But the emotional tenor of the performance was off by just enough to wonder if, after all those years of fighting, Hillary Clinton is ready to come up smiling for another two-year vitriol-storm. Forget Nixon: she’s beginning to rival Bill Belichick in the oozing-contempt department.

Much of her 21-minute address over this e-mail issue recalled the eye-rolling, “I can’t believe I have to answer questions about this horseshit” display Belichick put on in his epic “Mona Lisa Vito” DeflateGate presser, a landmark in the annals of unspoken hostility.”

Read the rest at Rolling Stone

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Sounds Like A Dare: “IRS chief to GOP: You can’t abolish us”

Yep. Sounds like he’s double-dog daring Republicans to act. They should, too. The IRS is rotten to the core. This lizard should be the first to go – to jail.

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The IRS commissioner on Tuesday brushed aside GOP proposals to abolish his agency, insisting the U.S. would have to have a tax collector one way or another.

“You can call them something other than the IRS if that made you feel better,” the agency’s chief, John Koskinen, said after a speech at the National Press Club.”

Read the rest at The Hill

Related:

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IRS ignoring 60 percent of taxpayers’ calls as deadline looms

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday that service at his agency has gotten so bad that they are ignoring more than 60 percent of taxpayers’ phone calls during this tax season.

Speaking at the National Press Club, Mr. Koskinen pleaded with more money, saying a budget boost would help them staff their overwhelmed customer service lines. He also said it would help reverse staffing cuts in their compliance division, where he said the government will lose $2 billion this year in money it would otherwise have been able to collect if it had better staffing.”

Read it at the Washington Times

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New Health Monitors For Smart Phones

I sometimes attend a meeting of the computer club here. Scott, the leader, live streams the meetings and puts them on the club’s site.

Last week we were introduced to an invention that his father has used to record his heart issues and that transmits the information to his doctor. I held it in my hands and it started to record my ECG. As you all may know I am happy to say it showed me as a flat line. Heh.

Anyhow, this seems to be where medical testing is going. This doctor is using the capabilities of the smart phone to monitor your health.

Tip ‘O The hat to Canadian Bob

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The Criminal Arrogance of Hillary Clinton

Bill Whittle cites the law that she violated. He also says the President is complicit and he makes the case well.

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This Is Called ‘Medical Ethics’ In Oxford University

And it’s the kind of thing that is keeping Christians away from voting booths:

“Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say”

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Parents should be allowed to have their newborn babies killed because they are “morally irrelevant” and ending their lives is no different to abortion, a group of medical ethicists linked to Oxford University has argued.

The article, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, says newborn babies are not “actual persons” and do not have a “moral right to life”. The academics also argue that parents should be able to have their baby killed if it turns out to be disabled when it is born.”

Disabled.

The rest is in the UK Telegraph

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Star Parker Noticed Something Interesting In Ted Cruz’ Speech

I heard it. So did you, but we didn’t do what Ms. Parker did. She listened and thought about it. She’s right, too.

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Star Parker

Cruz made this explicit in his remarks, noting, “roughly half of born-again Christians aren’t voting…”

Although Cruz’s detractors call him “extreme”, he may not be so far at the margin as they think. Cruz may indeed represent a large unrepresented voter block in a new, highly polarized America.”

Yep. He said it. Because he said it it’s on his mind. How could you get non-voting Christians back to the ballot box?

I think he knows, and I think Parker does as well.

Ted Cruz is making a bet that the center of gravity of America can and should move. That our youth need to hear that every moment matters, that there is right and wrong, that choices have consequences for which they must take personal responsibility. And that this is what really defines the essence of freedom.”

Isn’t that exactly right? Aren’t most Americans disgusted by the lack of morals, the ‘Victim’ mentality, and the ways in which our kids and grandkids are being indoctrinated? Cruz may well be onto something here. He is stating his abhorrence of these things and he is praising God as the maker of the universe and the writer of moral law.

Ted Cruz has struck a chord with the silent Americans. He tells us the truth and he makes us feel proud to be part of the best place on Earth. News pundits, the left, and the Progressive wing of the GOP don’t get it. They think he’s a far-right nutjob. But he’s not. He says what I am thinking.

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“The Scheme of the Devil”

That’s signed by ‘Googie’, not ‘Google’.

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At the helm of the American government is a suicide bomber. Against the will of the People, he seeks to use the United States as a weapon upon Israel. Too many citizens and politicians have their eyes, ears and mouths covered because they do not want to see, hear or say anything. But the awful truth is staring them in the face — a madman sits in the Oval Office.

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Read the rest here

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“Heller Foundation raising funds for machine gun lawsuit”

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The Heller Foundation is pleased to announce that it has teamed with Jay Hollis and attorneys Stephen Stamboulieh and Alan Beck to fight the federal restrictions on machine gun ownership,” the foundation elaborated in a case overview post. “District of Columbia v. Heller became the cornerstone for gun owners nationwide to push other important wins through the federal court system. Jay Hollis, Stephen Stamboulieh, Alan Beck, and the Heller Foundation intend to build on those wins in the ongoing battle for the Second Amendment by targeting the National Firearms Act and the machine gun ban.”

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Read more at the Examiner

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Who’d A Thunk It?

NBC reporter says US allies are worried that the Obama administration is leaking their classified information to Iran. They no longer trust the United States.

Duh!

President Obama Has leaked classified documents. He is determined to see that Iran gets a nuclear weapon and he wants the state of Israel destroyed.

Who can say why he’s doing this? I’d guess it’s because of several things. He has allied himself with Islam as he said he would in his book. His chief advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was born in Iran, and Secretary of State John Kerry’s daughter is married to an Iranian.

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But mostly, Obama just wants the United States to be defeated.

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Fake Peer Reviews Are A Big Thing

The AGW climate change nuts hang their hats on peer-reviewed statements from ‘Scientists’. As it turns out the whole Peer-review system is not just flawed, it’s full of fake writers who publish things under the names of real scientists and fraudsters who sign someone else’s name as a reviewer. Sometimes they use names of people who don’t exist.

This has been going on for a long time and it’s a big enough problem that even the Washington Post has decided to report on it.

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The fraud has not been kept to just climate papers, either.

Last year, in one of the most publicized scandals, the Journal of Vibration and Control, in the field of acoustics, retracted 60 articles at one time due to what it called a “peer review and citation ring” in which the reviews, mostly from scholars in Taiwan, were submitted by people using fake names.

BioMed Central became suspicious because they spotted a pattern of unusual e-mail addresses among the reviewers that seemed “odd” for scientists working in an institution. Also odd was the fact that the same author was reviewing different topics, which did not make sense in highly specialized fields.

Ultimately, when they tracked down some of the scientists in whose names reviews were written, they found that they hadn’t written them at all. Someone else had, using the scientists’ names.”

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“Assistant U.S. Attorney: “Human trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the country”

SLAVERY is not an obsolete relic of the past, it is a global industry that generates $32 billion in profits through forced labor and the bodies of tens of millions of human beings each year.”

Matt Brown was arrested on human trafficking charges in Md.

Matt Brown was arrested on human trafficking charges in Md.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the average age for a female in the U.S. to be forced into sex trafficking is 12.

Just last week Matt Brown, 25, a former Temple University student was arrested in Baltimore on human trafficking charges after arranging for paid sex with three girls who were 14, 16 and 17 and the victims of sex trafficking.

According to The Carter Center, between 200 to 300 children are sold in Atlanta, Ga. every month.”

Read more at Philly.com

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This Might Just Be A Good Book

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Interesting quote:

What Daddy Government can’t offer you is wisdom.

Daddy Government will subsidize your babies, but he won’t tell you which men to avoid. He’ll lock up anybody you accuse of raping you, but he won’t tell you how to avoid rape in the first place. He’ll help you get that scholarship, but he won’t warn you about the trade-offs required for a full-time career. He’ll indulge his baby-girl… but he won’t help her grow into an adult woman.”

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The Late Jeff Cooper On Firepower

You youngsters who don’t know Jeff Cooper should discover his works.

This is from Volume 1, No. 3 of ‘Cooper’s Commentaries:

In studying into the background material for the forthcoming Babamkulu Enterprise in Africa next year, I have gone rather deeply into the two startling British reverses in 1881 at Laing’s Nek and Majuba Hill. (We plan to visit the sites next May.) These two incidents took place on adjoining terrain within three days of each other and point to lessons which should have been learned a century ago, but still have not got across to many people who should know about them.

Consider the “butcher’s bill.” At Laing’s Nek the British attacked a Boer defensive position at a crest of a saddle (nek is what we would call a saddle in the American West) with about 450 men, following a small but violent artillery preparation. They were repulsed with a loss of 150 dead – against 14 for the Boers. On the occasion immediately following, the British seized Majuba Hill by means of a night march involving something over 500 soldiers. In the morning, they were thrown off the hill by a Boer force of about the same size. In this action the British lost 280 dead, including their commanding general. The Boers lost one man, plus another who died some days later of his wounds.

Now, just what was going on here? This was a rifleman’s war, and the people on both sides used personal weapons of about the same character – breech loading single-shots using large-caliber black-powder cartridges rather similar to the American 45-70. In the first instance, the British were attacking and they were smashed. In the second instance, the British were defending and they were also smashed. Wherein lay the advantage? Odd as it may seem, it is my opinion that this tremendous disparity in efficiency derived from the fact that the British were soldiers and the Boers were civilians.

The British troupers were “soldiers of the Queen” from the Kipling period in India. They dressed well, marched well and did not lack for courage. What they did not do was shoot well. They were given pretty good guns and they were taught to load them, shoot them, and maintain them, more or less by the numbers, but being taught to shoot on the range in the military is not the same as being brought up with a rifle.

The Boers were by no means soldiers. They were pioneer farmers and the sons of farmers. They were reluctant to slaughter their own livestock when the countryside provided them with unlimited game. Their ammunition was always scarce and hard to come by. They had learned from childhood to hit what they shot at – every time. They shot to put meat on the table, and they shot on Sunday afternoons for prizes. Across the board, they may have been the finest body of marksmen ever fielded by any nation at any time. Their marksmanship was practical marksmanship, such as I have been endeavoring to teach throughout the latter half of my life. They seemed to have understood fully the basic rule of the rifleman, which is only hits count. (Funny how that principle was brought back to us from Grenada and Panama.)

The British had organization, discipline, resupply, signals and some artillery support. The Boers had their rifles, their horses, their biltong and their skill. They had no uniforms and they had only the vaguest sense of organization. The British regarded them as a bunch of uncouth, ignorant, illiterate peasants who could never stand up to the might of the British Empire.

And see the results! Using approximately equal weapons, the civilians shot the soldiers to pieces – on both offense and defense.

The lessons that ought to be learned here, I think, are three. First, men fight their very best when they fight to defend their homelands against a foreign invader. Second, when it comes to imparting of skill the public sector can never equal the private. Third, marksmanship is an art to be cultivated rather than a commodity to be issued.”

Several times throughout his ‘Commentaries’ Cooper gives permission to quote them.

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“Garcia puts Emanuel on his heels in second mayoral debate”

Those of us who don’t choose to live in or near Chicago may not have heard how badly current Mayor Rahm Emanuel is getting trounced by Jesus.

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Emanuel during his ballet days

This is from the Chicago Sun Times:

Mayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia came out smoking Thursday, putting Mayor Rahm Emanuel on his heels in their second debate for presiding over a government by fiat and press release that is “out of touch” with the priorities of everyday Chicagoans.

From the red-light cameras he has vowed to eliminate to the appointed school board “riddled with conflicts of interest” that he has vowed to replace with an elected school board, Garcia portrayed himself as a champion of the neighborhoods with his finger on the pulse of everyday Chicagoans.”

They are both Progressive Democrats so if Garcia wins not much will change. Chicago will still be corrupt and broke. Both candidates would make it worse.

The only thing that could make things worse for Emanuel is if President Obama decided to campaign for him.

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This Is Important

It sounds like All of our Senators want a say in any deal the Obama administration strikes with the Mullahs in Iran. That is a good thing. Let’s see what they do with it.

“Deal on Kirk’s Iran Amendment Leads to Unanimous Vote”

Sen. Mark S. Kirk, R-Ill

Sen. Mark S. Kirk, R-Ill

As evening approached in the Senate’s budget vote-a-rama, lawmakers found some common ground on Iran. A 100-0 vote followed.

Sen. Mark S. Kirk, R-Ill., and Banking Committee ranking Democrat Sherrod Brown of Ohio ultimately teamed up on an amendment designed to make it easier to punish the Iranian regime with revived and new sanctions in the event the president can’t certify Iran is complying with any agreement.

Kirk called the amendment “the key Iran vote of this session of Congress.”

The details are in the article at Roll Call

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Another Hit From Springer

Hit the nail directly on the head.

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From Springer’s Blog

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Looks Like The SOB Did Have A Callus On His Forehead

From Israel Matsav: “Gee, do you think this is relevant? Germanwings co-pilot reported to be a ‘recent convert to Islam’

While French authorities are refusing to discuss Lubitz’s religion, Christian websites are reporting that Lubitz was a recent convert to Islam.”

Muslim Convert Co-Pilot Andreas Günter Lubitz Committed Jihad

Muslim Convert Co-Pilot Andreas Günter Lubitz Committed Jihad

From the Roman Catholic Imperialst: “Muslim Convert Co-Pilot Andreas Günter Lubitz Committed Jihad By DELIBERATELY Slamming The Plane Into The Mountain! Murdering All On Board”

Update: There’s more here including a screen grab of a page where the Islamic State praises Lubitz for his jihad.

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Mrs22 Is Right

All there is on the news is the crash of the German airliner. Far more important than that, and getting no coverage is the nuclear deal with Iran.

We are hearing literally nothing about it except how unhappy President Obama is with Prime Minister Netanyahu for wanting to stop Iran from getting a bomb.

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A Closer Look At That ‘Fewer Guns In The Home’ Survey

Really well done.

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PuffHo: Now It’s Hair Shirts For Homosexuals

What an unfortunate idea. The idea that LGBT people should wear a hair shirt sounds like they need to do penance for their transgressions.

Hair shirt: n. noun
1. A coarse haircloth garment worn next to the skin as an act of religious asceticism or penance.

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From the Huffington Post:

“TheGaySweater Knitted From ‘Gay Hair’ Challenges Homophobic Language”

‘That jumper is so gay,’ is a comment that one designer is hoping to hear emanating from the front row of Toronto Fashion Week.

The garment in question was knitted from the donated hair of more than 1,000 LGBT people by the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD).

“The idea for the sweater was born from a desire to educate and encourage everyone to use ‘gay’ the correct way,” says Jeremy Dias, director of the CCGSD, regarding their decision to to create ‘the world’s first and only 100% gay object’.”

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“Your References To God Offend Me!”

This is from the editorial board of My San Antonio:

“Please leave God out of the gun debate”

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As Texas stampedes toward guns everywhere, we’ve occasionally heard politicians and activists mention their God-given rights to own and carry guns.

For example, state Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, recently invoked such rhetoric during “debate” over his campus carry bill, which we oppose.

“A fundamental right granted by the creator is not subordinate to the financial costs or speculation of our public universities,” he said.”

The final line:

We can debate how much regulation comes with that right before it is infringed. But, please, leave God out of it.”

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Rhymes With Barf

Marie Harf, Spokesgirl for the Department of State, calls soldiers liars. She says, “Don’t believe the troops who worked with Bergdahl when he deserted.

Because of this there are a lot of people calling for her firing. That would be a start but remember: She was told to say this. The firings should go a lot deeper.

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These Are The Men Who Died Looking For Bowe Bergdahl After He Deserted

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From Weasel Zippers

And the Daily Beast

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“Clinton hit with racketeering lawsuit over emails”

Hmmmm… This is serious stuff for someone who wants to be President.

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This Clinton

The conservative group Freedom Watch has filed a racketeering lawsuit against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that accuses her of failing to produce documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

The civil suit, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, argues that Clinton used her private emails to sell access to other officials in return for donations to the Clinton Foundation.”

Racketeering. She learned well from Saul Alinsky. He was friends with mobster Frank Nitti.

The civil suit alleges the Clintons “systematically and continuously … conducted a corrupt enterprise” over more than 10 years, allegedly in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act, which deals with abuse and misuse of organizations or businesses.

In a statement, Klayman cast his lawsuit as “the first and only hard-hitting case to address the growing email scandal.”

Read the rest at The Hill

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