News of the Week (October 26th, 2014)


News of the Week for October 26th, 2014


Election 2014


Wendy Davis: Greg Abbott Might Ban Interracial Marriage
It wasn’t enough for Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor of Texas, to claim that her opponent — who is wheelchair-bound — doesn’t care about disabled people. Now she and her campaign are claiming that Abbott might also want to ban interracial marriage. There’s only one problem: Abbott’s wife Cecilia is Hispanic.

Republican Tsunami Building?
I leave the precise parsing of the poll data to Sean Trende, Nate Silver, Henry Olsen, and other numerologist/astrologists, and go by my gut feel, which is usually though not always right. As the 2012 election approached I had a nagging feeling that Obama was going to pull it out, or that if Romney did indeed win it would be by the narrowest of margins, and not the landslide some (including me at one early point) thought he might.

Surveillance Video Catches Man From Liberal Group Stuffing Hundreds Of Ballots Into Ballot Box In Arizona…
Remind me again, aren’t Dems claiming any restrictions on early voting is racist, or something?

Jason Carter, Jimmy’s Grandson, Thinks Our Rights Come From the Government
Jason Carter is who the Democrats have chosen to lose in the gubernatorial race this year in Georgia. Carter is History’s Greatest Monster’s grandson. He’s a Duke grad. He’s a practicing attorney. He is in the Georgia State Senate.

Do Democrats Always Win Close Statewide Elections?
Let’s check the data on statewide elections between 1998 to 2013.

Ineligible DACA Beneficiaries Discovered on NC Voting Rolls
With the North Carolina U.S. Senate race in a dead heta, state election officials say they have discovered 145 names on the voting rolls who are ineligible to vote because they are illegal immigrants who have been granted President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status.

850 voters in NYC are officially 164 years old
A single Bronx voter listed in official records as being 164 years old led Board of Elections officials to review their files — where they turned up another 849 New Yorkers who were supposedly alive when Abe Lincoln was president.

Mark Udall Advocates Condone Voter Fraud: “That’s not even like lying or stealing”
“Awesome” is a very common word used by Democratic operatives in Colorado when discussing potential voter fraud. Project Veritas Action went undercover in the Centennial State to reveal just how prone their mail-in ballot system is to likely voter fraud.

‘Ineligible’ LV candidate could reach Assembly anyway
Meghan Smith, who lost a District Court ruling that she was ineligible to win a Las Vegas seat in the Nevada Assembly, lost a second legal battle Monday, this one with the Nevada Supreme Court.

Republicans Making Gains Among Men, Women, Maybe the Intersexed
A new AP/GfK poll shows that among women who are likely to vote, Republican congressional candidates lead 44 percent to 42. Among male likely voters, they lead 50–36. The findings are similar to the exit polls in the last midterm elections elections, in 2010, when Republicans narrowly won women (49–48 percent) and men were six points more likely to back the Republican candidates. Nothing special seems to be happening to the gender gap–the difference in how men and women vote. Republicans are doing relatively well among men and women alike.

Greg Abbott Leading Wendy Davis Among Women, Nearly Tied Among Hispanics
Wendy Davis is, as I’ve mentioned, a terrible candidate. But that should not obscure the fact that her opponent, Texas attorney general Greg Abbott, is a remarkably good one.

Will You (Also) Tolerate This?
As some of you know, I’m not only American, I’m Coloradan.

California Republican Party gets aggressive in Assembly races
While attention was focused on the 36th and 65th Assembly districts – where Democratic members Steve Fox of Palmdale and Sharon Quirk-Silva of Fullerton are highly vulnerable this election – the California Republican Party was quietly expanding its efforts to pick up other legislative seats in moderate areas and break the Democrats’ legislative supermajority.

Updated Early Vote Numbers for Colorado, Florida, Iowa, and Louisiana
The Colorado secretary of state announced today that 332,050 Coloradans have cast ballots already, and out of that total, 145,824 are registered Republicans, and 105,401 are registered Democrats. That translates to a 43.9 percent to 31.7 percent advantage for the GOP.

What Does the GOP’s Big Lead in Nevada’s Early Vote Mean?
The early-vote figures in Nevada look phenomenally good for Republicans and phenomenally bad for Democrats. While Republicans may hope it’s an early indicator of a wide-ranging national wave in favor of the GOP, there are some factors there that are unique to Nevada.

A Denuded Victory
If the polls are to be believed, the Republicans are more likely than not going to regain control of the Senate next year. Probably, they will increase their margin of control in the House. These are good things, I guess, in the sense that all elected Democrats are pro-abortion and removing one from power is always a net positive. So a week from Tuesday I will go out and cast my vote for Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)48% and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)73% and will do so without much complaint.

Why a GOP Wave Election Will Surprise the Media
It’s not every election that comes as a surprise to voters. But this might be the first one that will come as a surprise to those who pay attention to the news.

Sen. Mark Udall Botches MLK Quote: ‘We Judge People By The Content Of Their Color’
Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) flubbed a Martin Luther King Jr. quote on Thursday, during an event.

Nikki Haley’s Dem Opponent: ‘Escort Whore Out the Door!’
While giving a get-out-the-vote speech at a Florence, South Carolina political event, Democrat gubernatorial candidate, State Senator Vincent Shaheen, told cheering fans of his opponent, sitting Republican governor Nikki Haley, “We are going to escort whore out the door.” He then seemed to correct himself by exchanging the word “whore” with “her” while sharing knowing smiles and laughs with the Democrat crowd.

Democrats Continue to Step on Rakes
I take you to Georgia — the Peach State and ancestral homeland of Nipsey Russell — for a video of Republican Senate candidate David Perdue that will shock you to your very core

The shiny object election
The short-attention span generation has birthed the shiny-object election.

Obama’s youth votes mutinies, ‘disaster’ election predicted for Dems
A prominent Democratic pollster is warning that the election looks to be “a disaster” for Democrats because younger, so-called millennial voters, are abandoning President Obama’s party.

GOP candidate attacked because he is Catholic
It is often said that the last acceptable prejudice is anti-Catholicism (though being anti-Christian and anti-male are certainly in the running) and proof of this is on display in Washington state.

Obama: Apathy, not Voter ID, keeps minorities from polls
Controversial voter identification laws are not the primary reason minority voters are failing to cast their ballots, President Obama said in a radio interview airing Tuesday.

‘Gender gap’ turns against Dems in Colorado
For at least a couple of decades, Democrats have relished the notion that a “gender gap” would lead them to victory. The entire “war on women” rhetorical strategy is premised on the notion that women can be herded into the Democrat corral by scaremongering evil Republicans who want to take way their ability to kill inconvenient children, and keep them subjugated under a male boot. With women favoring Democrats, so the theory went, the two parties would split the male vote and Dems would win.

Debate crowd laughter may signal death knell for Democratic “War on Women” theme (#NY23)
Martha Robertson practically being laughed off stage may signal public is fed up with “War on Women” attacks.


Obama Scandals


#ThanksObama: Student photos of paltry school lunches raise alarm
Social media has proven to be the most effective way for students to bring attention to their new “healthy” school lunches.

U.S. misinformed Congress, public on immigrant release
New records contradict the Obama administration’s assurances to Congress and the public that the 2,200 people it freed from immigration jails last year to save money had only minor criminal records.

Obama Administration Released Illegal Immigrants Charged With Homicide
The opening section of the Morning Jolt spells out why Republicans would be fools to even consider any “comprehensive immigration reform” in the lame duck session… or before the end of the Obama administration, really…

Gun Rights


Watervliet, NY Asks Pistol Permit Applicants for Facebook Passwords. Or Not.
The photo above shows an application for a pistol permit as used by the Watervliet, New York police department. It comes to us from “Mazz,” a member of the forum [registration required]. As you can see the app asks applicants for their “Facebook & Password.” Considering the document’s homemade look and the absurdity of the request, I called the Watervliet PD for confirmation and clarification. I got Chief Ron Boisvert . . .

Your Second Amendment
Tired of listening to Progressives tell you that the Second Amendment only allows people in militias to keep and bear arms? Or that the Founders would have never intended the Second Amendment to apply to modern weapons? In his latest FIREWALL Bill recounts a remarkable conversation about the precise wording of the Second Amendment, and sums up why the document says what it means and means what it says.

Hide the Decline

Environment &
“Green Energy”


Oil Is Cheap. But Not So Cheap That Americans Won’t Profit From It
Oil profits are being tested. Crude prices have face-planted to their cheapest level since 2010, threatening the balance sheets of companies and the budgets of nations.

Green Graphic Novel Celebrates Eco-Terrorism Shopping Mall Killing Spree
When is it acceptable for a terrorist to go berserk in a shopping mall and machine gun innocent victims to death?


Government in Healthcare


Infected by Politics
The public-health profession is more committed to social justice than to sound science.

HHS official to Congress: I’m totally in charge, but that doesn’t mean I can prioritize Ebola prep over puppet shows
In which Dr. Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, uses the playbook of her boss, President Obama, to say she’s totally in charge of everything and has everything under control, but she’s not actually to be held responsible for any missteps.


War & Terror


‘I’ve been raped 30 times and it’s not even lunchtime’: Desperate plight of Yazidi woman who begged West to bomb her brothel after ISIS militants sold her into sex slavery
Yazidi woman contacted Iraqi peshmerga fighters to ask for their help



Atheism+ Stream: How SJWs pushed their way into Atheism

Vegas prosecutors used ‘super seal’ to hide fortune seized from gamblers
Calling their conduct “constitutionally abhorrent,” a federal judge recently chided government prosecutors for working in secret to keep millions of dollars in cash and assets seized from a Las Vegas gambler and his family in a decadelong bookmaking investigation.

Women Prefer Male Bosses Even More Than Men Do
Women fighting for a broader presence in the upper levels of management face at least one very personal obstacle: Most workers don’t want them there. Only one-fifth of people surveyed by Gallup this week said they preferred a female boss over a man. One-third preferred a male boss, and the rest had no preference.

Published for the First Time: a 1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity
Isaac Asimov Mulls “How Do People Get New Ideas?”

Racist Telephone Poles
What do you see when you look at a telephone pole? Nothing worth noticing? An annoying obstruction? A monument to American ingenuity? Maybe what you ought to see is a sign of America’s deep-lying racism, proof that even the most humdrum and seemingly benign marvel of engineering from America’s Age of Invention is tainted by our history of deadly racial hatred. You don’t see murderous racism when you look at telephone poles? You must not have been to college lately.

Beach Books 2013-2014: What Do Colleges and Universities Want Students to Read Outside Class?
Assigning a summer reading to entering freshmen is a growing trend at hundreds of American colleges and universities. This report by the National Association of Scholars provides a account of freshman summer reading for the academic year 2013-2014, covering 341 colleges and universities and the 231 books they assigned.

Carolla On Elizabeth Warren: When She Says Take Back Our Country ‘She Means Give More Sh*t To People’
In his weekend broadcast of the “Adam & Drew Show Podcast,” TV personality and noted anti-liberal Adam Carolla railed against Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Friday comments on “Real Time With Bill Maher” regarding what should and shouldn’t be the role of government in the lives of Americans.

Evidence supports officer’s account of shooting in Ferguson
Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown after they fought for control of the officer’s gun and after Brown moved toward Wilson as they faced off in the street, according to interviews, news accounts and the full report of the St. Louis County autopsy of Brown’s body.

California Orders Churches To Fund Abortions—Or Else
A regulatory change in California has placed abortion in the category of ‘basic health services’ all insurance plans must cover. Even those churches buy.

Federal Prosecutors Break Rules, Wreck Lives, and Get Promoted
Washington’s overlords protect their own.

Gamer Gate: Three Stages to Obit
A lot of things been written about Gamer Gate. Some of them wrong, some of them stupid, some of them both.
A lot of the confusion (both accidental and malicious) is because Gamer Gate is three separate things clustered together under one name.

How to Raise a Pig That Tastes Like Whiskey
Whiskey-flavored bacon? Look, it was only a matter of time before someone tried this.

PA Governor Corbett Signs ‘Mumia Bill’
Just a few feet from the site where Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was gunned down by Mumia Abu-Jamal in 1981, Gov. Corbett on Tuesday signed into law a bill that would censor former offenders from causing victims mental anguish.

In Elegant Ruling, Federal Judge Upholds Traditional Marriage in Puerto Rico
A federal judge has upheld Puerto Rico’s traditional marriage law, bucking the recent trend of federal courts to strike down state laws enshrining traditional marriage. District judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez, a Carter appointee, delivered a ruling that relied on a conservative reading of the Constitution and legal precedent, and created the potential for a split among the U.S. circuits that could prod the Supreme Court to take up the question in future.

Navajo Tribe’s highest court orders candidate off ballot for not speaking Navajo
A candidate for tribal president on the nation’s largest Indian reservation lost another round in a language fluency dispute Wednesday, all but ending his bid for office.

Gawker: ‘Dishonest Fascists’ of GamerGate Could Cost Us ‘Millions’
Adobe, Mercedes and BMW are among the brands understood to have reconsidered relationships with Gawker in response to consumer activism that has cost the publisher thousands of dollars already, according to editor-in-chief Max Read.

The Monsters of #GamerGate
When I thought of a gamer, I used to see a straight, white, dude. Now, I think of all the brave people standing against the might of almost the entire media establishment. More than that, we’re beating them.

How the Supreme Court Created the Student Loan Bubble
It all starts with Griggs v. Duke Power Co.

Common Core Not State Led – Here’s Proof
Who’s Looking Out for Our Kids?

Murrieta mayor resigns after DUI arrest in crash that injured 4 students
The mayor of Murrieta resigned Monday after being arrested Thursday on suspicion of seriously injuring four high school students while driving drunk.

Report: As many as seven wounded in shooting at Washington school
That’s Marysville in Washington state, to be clear, not Washington, D.C.

Amnesty International Finds “Human Rights Abuses” in Ferguson
Here come the NGOs.

Man with ‘Islamic extremist leanings’ attacks NY police
Man who attacked police officers with axe in New York City on Thursday had Islamic “extremist leanings”, according to SITE monitoring group

Hillary: ‘Don’t Let Anybody Tell You’ That ‘Businesses Create Jobs’
Appearing at a Boston rally for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley on Friday, Hillary Clinton told the crowd gathered at the Park Plaza Hotel not to listen to anybody who says that “businesses create jobs.”

Prof. Tells Son of Syrian Immigrants He’s Exerting White Privilege
This happened because the professor didn’t like the fact that the student was making a video of a forum at a public university. Here’s the video.

Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies, aged 71
Jack Bruce, bassist from 1960s band Cream, has died aged 71, his publicist confirms.

Drunken Anti-Gun State Senator Arrested Among Ferguson Mob With Loaded Gun
The hypocrisy of liberals is like the national debt they have run up — too vast to comprehend

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Law Lets IRS Seize Citizens’ Cash When No Crime Is Suspected
Imagine being informed that the Internal Revenue Service has seized your bank account. They don’t accuse you of any crime, they simply acted because your account, used for your small business, has too much money in that was deposited in increments of less than $10,000 – the amount that requires the transaction to be reported to the IRS.

ASU discourages face painting over racism concerns
A few students painted their faces and bodies black at a “black out” football game earlier in the semester.

Economy & Taxes


Wastebook 2014: Eight Absurd Government Projects Funded With Your Money
The feds wasted millions on mountain lion treadmills, synchronized swimming for sea monkeys, monkey gambling, and more.

Tom Coburn highlights ridiculous government spending in final Wastebook
Oklahoma Republican, champion watchdog of the U.S. taxpayer retiring from Senate

California – A Food Powerhouse in Peril
Everyone knows that California is a food powerhouse. What might be less known is just how dominant it is in certain crops.




Swedish military releases photo of mysterious ‘foreign vessel’
The Swedish military presented photographic evidence of a mysterious “foreign vessel” off the coast of Stockholm but rejected reports of being on the “hunt” for a damaged submarine.

Senegal Just Eradicated Ebola. It Implemented Travel Bans Back In August
According to a press release this morning from the World Health Organization (WHO), the African country of Senegal has effectively ended the transmission of Ebola within its borders

Britain threatens Internet ‘trolls’ with two years in jail
People found guilty of Internet “trolling” in Britain could be jailed for up to two years under government proposals outlined on Sunday, following a number of high-profile cases of abusive and threatening behaviour on Twitter.

UKIP Shakes Up the UK Establishment
UKIP’s near-upset of Labor is in many ways more telling than its victory in Clacton. But the British elite has a long history of co-opting its malcontents.

Girls leading way in new gun trend as parents tell anti-gun lobbyto back off
QUEENSLAND schoolgirls are picking up guns in record numbers.

President of Belarus declares country’s sausage is free of toilet paper
Alexander Lukashenko made the declaration when comparing Belarus to Russia, where he claimed the nation added ‘toilet paper, soy, all kind of additives’ into the meat, while Belarus maintained better food standards.

Six Questions With Geert Wilders
A defender of Western civilization speaks.

Sweden passes law to criminalize any criticism of immigration
A new law will come into effect in Sweden after Christmas 2014, that will allow people to be prosecuted for criticizing immigration or politician’s unwillingness to tackle the issue.

Opposition Has Slight Lead in Brazil Presidential Runoff
Opposition candidate Aecio Neves is heading into the final week of Brazil’s presidential race with a razor-thin lead in polls, but it’s the incumbent Dilma Rousseff who appears to be gaining momentum in the homestretch.

Canadian soldier, gunman killed in attack on Ottawa capital complex
A Canadian soldier was shot dead and a suspect killed in a brazen attack on the Canadian Parliament complex in Ottawa Wednesday morning that left the nation’s capital on lockdown just two days after a terror attack in Quebec, officials said.

Hong Kong protesters confront government officials in TV debate
Beijing: Hong Kong’s political crisis shifted from its city streets to an austere university lecture theatre as student protest leaders faced off with government officials in a much-anticipated televised debate after more than three weeks of an unprecedented civil disobedience campaign.

Dead infants found in Canadian storage locker
Winnipeg: The remains of as many as four infants were found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Tuesday after U-Haul International employees made “a disturbing discovery”.

Mexican Rights Agency Says Army Executed 15 of 22
Soldiers executed at least 12 and probably 15 people at a warehouse in southern Mexico last summer, the government Human Rights Commission said Tuesday in a sweeping indictment of attempts by the military and civilian prosecutors to cover up the crimes.

Sgt-at-Arms Who Took Down Ottawa Shooter Gets Standing Ovation at Canadian Parliament
Kevin Vickers, the 58-year-old ceremonial Sergeant-at-Arms of Canada’s parliament, received a standing ovation from Canadian lawmakers on Thursday after gunning down an attacker who targeted the Canadian parliament on Wednesday morning.

Hong Kong Leader: Popular Vote Would Give Poor Too Much Power
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said that if the government met student demands and allowed candidates to be nominated by the public, Hong Kong’s poor and working class could dominate the elections.

OTTAWA SHOOTER: Son of a jihadist and a Social Justice Warrior:
Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the slain 32-year-old suspected killer of a Canadian Forces soldier near Parliament Hill, was a labourer and small-time criminal – a man who had had a religious awakening and seemed to have become mentally unstable.

South Sudan peace deal offers glimmer of hope
Cautious optimism as three factions of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement accept responsibility for civil war

Brazil race hinges on appeal to lower middle class
The debate boiled in Lena’s Salon in Rio’s Cantagalo slum, as patrons argued about who should win Sunday’s presidential election.

Boko Haram seizes 25 girls from town in Nigeria
Militants believed to be behind abduction that would violate ceasefire

Mexican governor steps aside over disappearances
The governor of Guerrero state announced Thursday that he’s stepping aside while an investigation continues nearly a month after 43 students disappeared and six people were killed in an attack that has implicated local police and politicians in the city of Iguala.

Toronto schools hosting ‘LGBTQ’ conference for students as young as 11
The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is hosting three student conferences within the span of eight days for the purpose of LGBTQ activism. The conferences, which have been organized in collaboration with Jer’s Vision, will take place on October 28, October 30, and November 5.

UKIP Launches Hard-Hitting New Rotherham Poster
UKIP has launched a hard-hitting poster that criticises Labour for the Rotherham child abuse scandal in which 1,400 children were abused between 1997 and 2013.

Egypt Declares State Of Emergency In Sinai, Closes Gaza Border Crossing
A three-month state of emergency has been declared in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula following the deaths of at least 30 soldiers in two separate attacks on Friday, according to media reports. The emergency measures will reportedly be implemented in the north and centre of the Sinai Peninsula and will include a daily curfew from 5 pm to 7 am.

Honecker Smiles
So, it looks as if a party linked to Germany’s totalitarian past is going to take over a German regional government. I look forward to hearing the outrage from all over the EU.

Italian town plans separate bus for Roma
A mayor in north-west Italy has backed a controversial plan to create a bus route only for Roma people, a move which has been likened to the segregation policies of Apartheid South Africa, Italian media reported on Friday.

No Laughing Matter: Clown Terror Spreads in France
A wave of panic sparked by evil clowns stalking French towns has spread to the south of France where police on Saturday night arrested 14 teenagers dressed as the pranksters, carrying pistols, knives and baseball bats.




Thunder on the Left
Much has been written about the right-ward shift of the Republican Party, but far less about a mounting left-wing movement among Democrats. While the media tends to dismiss the right-wingers of the GOP as “wingnuts,” it typically refrains from categorizing even the extreme left of the Democratic Party in a similar manner.

Can ministers who make a living by conducting weddings be required to conduct same-sex weddings?
Donald and Evelyn Knapp are apparently ordained ministers who run The Hitching Post, a chapel in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, at which they conduct weddings. (This strikes me as quite similar to many ministers’ practice of charging to officiate weddings when they are invited to do so at other venues.) Coeur d’Alene has an ordinance banning discrimination based on, among other things, sexual orientation in places of public accommodation.

Idaho city ordinance bans distribution of Bible to children
Okay, I confess, it’s not just the Bible.

Gay Marriage: No One Expects the Secular Inquisition
On Friday, city officials in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, informed Donald and Evelyn Knapp, ordained ministers and proprietors of the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel, that they would be required to perform gay weddings or face fines or possibly jail time under the city’s “public accommodations” statute. Their religious views are expected to adjust to the edicts of the state.

#GamerGate Makes the Left Uncomfortable Because Gamer Gaters Have Adopted the Left’s Tactics
Since last we checked in on #GamerGate, there have been a couple of rather silly arguments leveled against the grassroots hashtagtivist campaign.

A Brief National Dialogue on Race
Black-ish, and the never-ending “honest conversation.”

The Left’s Creeping Totalitarianism on Affirmative Consent
Depriving men of their due process rights won’t help women

GamerGate, Part 2: Videogames Meet Feminism
This is an anti-authoritarian rebellion, not an antiwoman backlash.

The 10 Most Influential Science Fiction Stories of the 1910s
These are the tales that laid the foundation for a century’s worth of creative visions.

Meet the New Serfs: You
Accountability is only for the little people.

The Enduring Power of Story
The clash of conflicting narratives about America is what’s tearing us apart.

Successfully Engaging The Culture In Politics Means Forgetting About “The Message.”
It’s become somewhat of a rallying cry for some conservatives who feel the Republican Party and conservatives overall don’t “get it” with respect to culture, particularly pop culture.

Postmodern College, Postmodern Love
Otterbein University is a small, private liberal arts college in Westerville, Ohio, near Columbus. Like most such schools in America, it began with an explicitly Christian purpose

An open letter to Ben Affleck
Your heart was in the right place, but…

Among the Palefaces
Yet another effort to start a conversation about race in America

The Left and the Distortion of History
In the fall of 1991, the relatively small and quiet university of Alfred University in New York State was engrossed in controversy. Indignant professors led students in protests, heated debates raged throughout the divided campus, editorials filled the school and local papers. At the heart of the controversy was the newly-installed statue of King Alfred, the medieval English monarch after whom the town and school was named. Ten years prior, when the monument was commissioned, no one could foresee the controversy it would eventually cause. Yet, its placement offended the sensibilities of the university’s history professors.

The Ferguson powder keg
“Tensions are rising in Ferguson as new details about the fatal shooting of Michael Brown emerge,” reports CBS News in St. Louis. That would seem odd to the proverbial man from Mars, hopping out of his flying saucer and getting up to speed on the crisis, because the new details reveal that what they were protesting over didn’t happen. Rejoice, good people of Ferguson! Michael Brown was not a “gentle giant” executed on the street by a racist white cop for no reason.

The Special Treatment Homosexuals Demand
There is one particular thing that illustrates better than anything else the unreasonableness — and some would say gall — of homosexuality activists. It’s not demanding that bakers, shirt printers and wedding planners be party to events and expression deeply contrary to their principles, as offensive as that is. What I speak of is something even more fundamental, something again brought to light by the recent Vatican synod on the family.

‘Vagina Warrior Lynch Mobs’
Thanks to Darleen Click for that phrase, describing the feminists who have ginned up a campus sex panic with hysterical claims about a (non-existent) “rape epidemic” at colleges and universities.

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