Dear Belgium: “Health” Does Not Mean What You Think It Means

     Despite having multiple official languages, Belgium does not have a translation for the word “irony,” it would seem.  Presenting Belgium’s new “Minister for Social Affairs and Health“:

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Nevada Early Vote Update 2014 (6th Day of 14)

     After six days of early voting, the Republicans have increased their lead for the fifth consecutive day. Statewide, Republicans lead by 9269 out of 96,041 early voters, and 2291 out of 21,770 absentee ballots returned, for a total lead of 11,560 out of 117,882 votes cast so far. The voter lead for Republicans of 10% is 15% above their statewide registration deficit of 5%. 10% of registered voters have already voted. In 2012, Democrats had a lead in combined early voters of 10% and 26,705 voters.

     In Washoe County, which has voted for the winner in every statewide race since 1998 (When Harry Reid defeated John Ensign by less than a thousand voted), the Republicans’ lead has grown to 2,835, or 12%, in early voters and absentee ballots.

     In Clark County, Republican’s continue to increase their narrow lead to 738 early voters. When returned absentees are included, their lead increased to 959. This is 14% above their voter registration deficit of 13%. At this point in 2010, the Democrats led by 9% in Clark County. At this point in 2012, Democrats had a lead of 19%. The turnout in Clark County early voting is 64% of what it was at this point in 2010.

     Republicans continue to lead in early voter turnout in the three state Senate districts needed to gain control of the state Senate (SD8, SD9, and SD20), as well as the 4th Congressional district, currently held by Steven Horsford.

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The So-Called Rape Culture

     Steven Crowder takes on the so-called “Rape Culture” and contrasts it with the evil that is actual rape.


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Nevada Early Vote Update 2014 (5th Day of 14)

     After five days of early voting, the Republicans’ statewide raw vote lead continues to increase, with their lead being 9705 out of 99,220 cast, including absentee ballots returned. The voter lead for Republicans of 10% is 15% above their statewide registration deficit of 5%. 8% of registered voters have already voted. In 2012, the Democrats lead in combined early voters and returned absentee ballots by 22,557 statewide.

     In Washoe County, which has voted for the winner in every statewide race since 1998 (When Harry Reid defeated John Ensign by less than a thousand voted). The Republicans currently have a lead of 2500, or 12%, in early voters and absentee ballots returned.

     In Clark County, Republicans continue to increase their narrow lead, which is now 698 early voters. When returned absentees are included, their lead rides to 898. At this point in 2010, the Democrats led by 5109, or 8%, in Clark county. In 2012, the Democrats had a lead of 28,707 early voters and 1810 in returned absentee ballots. The turnout in Clark County is 64% of what is was in 2010.

     Republicans continue to lead in early voter turnout in the three state Senate districts needed to gain control of the state Senate (SD8, SD9, and SD20), as well as the 4th Congressional district, currently held by Steven Horsford.

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Democrat Nevada Assembly Candidate Declared Ineligible. Will Probably Be Seated Anyway

     In 2012, a Democrat, Andrew Martin, who ran for the Assembly was ruled ineligible due to not living inside the district.  Due to the judge’s ruling occurring after early voting had begun, he remained on the ballot and won.  The Assembly, controlled by Democrats, decided to seat him despite his not having been legally elected.  He is now running for state Controller.

     This year, Democrats tried that trick again.  Fortunately, a judge ruled the Democrat Meghan Smith ineligible before early voting started.  However:

“Although Smith is ineligible, her name will stay on the ballot because state law doesn’t allow changes after the fourth Friday in June before the election.

“Under state law, if Smith were to get more votes than [Republican candidate Victoria] Seaman, the Assembly would pick someone to fill the seat. And that someone could be her.”

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Nevada Early Vote Update 2014 (4th Day of 14)

     After four days of early voting, the Republicans have a statewide raw voter lead of 7763 out of 79,650 cast, including absentee ballots returned. 7% of registered voters have already voted.The voter lead of 10% for Republicans after the fourth day of early voting shows an increasing lead of 15% above their statewide registration deficit of 5%.

     In Clark County, the Republicans lead for the third day in a row, increasing their lead in early voted to 517 voters. With returned absentees included, that lead grows to 625 voters. The Republicans continue to lead in all counties. In 2010, the Democrats had a lead of 8% at this point in early voting. The overall turnout in Clark County so far had been 30,013, which is 62% of what is was in 2010.

     In two of the three state Senate districts needed to gain control of the state Senate (SD8 and SD20), the Republicans increased their lead. The Democrats narrowed the Republican’s lead in SD9, which the Democrats won by a few hundred votes in a heavily Democrat favored year. In contrast, the 4th Congressional District has had more Republican voters than Democrat voters, despite the huge the Clark County part of the district being heavily Democrat.

     In Washoe county, they have a lead of 13%. At this point, the Republicans lead in early voting and absentees in every single county in Nevada.

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Whither the Kurds?

     The Islamic State (AKA “ISIL” or “ISIS”), have well established that they are monsters who have no qualms about slaughtering innocents left and right.  Much as the Islamic State have become the modern day Khmer Rouge, Barack Obama has been the modern day version of Jimmy Carter, in that neither one seems to care about the slaughter much.

     Perhaps more freighting of a parallel are the actions of Turkey.  Not only have they allowed the Islamic State to open up its first consulate in Istanbul, but are actually helping fight against the Kurds!

     Despite this set-back, the Kurds are managing to fight back and at least hold the Islamic State temporarily at bay, saving untold numbers of women from a fate worse than death. The contribution of an all female battalion has amply demonstrated that they will not easily surrender to the Islamic State… and even to Turkey.

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Nevada Early Vote Update 2014 (3rd Day of 14)

     After three days of early voting, the Republicans have a statewide raw voter lead of 5261 votes out of 57,910 cast, including absentee ballots returned. 5% of registered voters have already voted. The voter lead of 9% for Republicans after the third day of early voting shows in increasing lead and a lead of 14% above their statewide registration deficit of 5%.

     In Clark County, the Republicans lead for the second day in a row, increasing their lead in early votes to 220 voters. With returned absentees included, that lead grows to 299 voters. The Republicans now lead in all counties. In 2010, the Democrats had a lead 8% in Clark County, while in 2012, their lead was 20%.

     The overall voter turnout in Clark County so far has been 27,897, which is 60% of the turnout in 2010. As it stands, the Republican turn-out in the thee state Senate races that will determine the control of the state Senate (SD8, SD9, SD20) show an early voter lead of between 6–12 %. The Republicans are less than 200 votes behind the Democrats in the Clark County portion of the 4th Congressional district. Since the 1/4 of the district outside of Clark County is heavily Republican, with Nye county alone having a Republican voter edge in early voting above 300, the 4th Congressional district is looking like a likely Republican pick-up. At this point, the Democrats may very lose not only every single partisan statewide office, but even the Assembly, where they currently have a majority of 27 to 15.

     In Washoe county, they have a lead of 14%. At this point, the Republicans lead in early voting and absentees in every single county in Nevada.

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Queering the Inquisition

     It has firmly been established that the Progressive Left have used laws against discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation/preference as an excuse to violate the 1st Amendment rights of others.

     Now, they are going after pastors who dare say in church that men are not men, nor men women, and that boys shouldn’t be able to use girls restrooms and visa versa:

“The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court.”

     An attorney fighting the subpoenas stated:

“The city council and its attorneys are engaging in an inquisition designed to stifle any critique of its actions”

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Nevada Early Vote Update 2014 (2nd Day of 14)

     After the second day of early voting, the Republicans have a statewide raw voter lead of 2775 votes out of 35889 cast, including absentee ballots returned. 3% of registered voters have already voted.

     The voter lead of 8% for the Republicans is 13% above than their voter registration deficit of 5%. This increase in their early vote lead is particularly surprising when one considers that the rural counties did not have early voting on Sunday.

     In Clark County, the Republican actually lead in early voting by 15 voters. In 2010 the Democrats had a 8% early voter lead of 2616 voters. In 2012 it was 16% with over 13,000 more Democrat voters than Republicans. With a registration edge of over 100,000 voters in Clark County, the turnout so far will be devastating to the Democrats

     The overall voter turnout in Clark County was 17,512. This is much lower than the 29,633 voters who turned out on the first two days of early voting in 2010. The Democrats voter lead in Clark county after the first day of early voting in 2010 was ca 9%, while it a bare Republican plurality in 2014. If this holds up through the first week of voting, the Republicans will not only sweep all partisan statewide offices and the state Senate, but may even be able to pick-up the Assembly and the 4th Congressional district.

     The Republicans currently lead in the three state Senate races (SD8, SD9, SD20) that will determine control of the chamber.

     In Washoe county, the Republicans are ahead by 1070 votes out of 7910 votes for absentee and early voting, with a 679 vote lead in early voting alone. Washoe has been the bellwether county in Nevada, with no one winning statewide without winning Washoe since Reid’s very narrow win over Ensign in 1998. With Clark County a tie, and the GOP comfortably ahead after the first two days, combined with the expected blowout for the GOP from the rural counties, the Republicans remain in a strong starting position.

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