News of the Week (May 10th, 2015)

 

News of the Week for May 10th, 2015


 

Obama Scandals

 

Extreme secrecy eroding support for Obama’s trade pact
Classified briefings and bill-readings in basement rooms are making members queasy.

 

Gun Rights

 

Stand Your Ground laws under attack
The price of the Second Amendment,like liberty, is eternal vigilance. Having lost several fights at the Supreme Court, the anti-gun left is gearing up for yet another fight over “stand your ground” (SYG) laws.

Concealed weapon holder likely stopped a massacre of children, firefighters
Firefighters said they may have stopped a massacre after a gunman surprised them at their station Tuesday.

 

Hide the Decline

Environment &
“Green Energy”

 

The Death Of The Green Energy Movement
The green energy movement in America is dead. May it rest in peace. No, a majority of American energy over the next 20 years is not going to come from windmills and solar panels. One important lesson to be learned from the green energy fad’s rapid and expensive demise is that central planning doesn’t work.

 

Obamacare

Government in Healthcare

 

Contrary to goals, ER visits rise under Obamacare
Three-quarters of emergency physicians say they’ve seen ER patient visits surge since Obamacare took effect — just the opposite of what many Americans expected would happen.

Britain ranked 28th out of 30 countries in health rankings
A damning report ranks Britain as 28th out of 30 for healthcare resources, with fewer doctors, nurses, beds and medical scanners than most wealthy countries

HHS Lifts Ban on HIV-Positive Organ Donation
Health and Human Services issued a final rule today lifting the ban on organ donation from HIV-positive individuals.

 

War & Terror

 

Two shot outside Muhammad Art Exhibit in Garland
Two men were shot in a parking lot outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland Sunday afternoon, SWAT officials told News 8.

Islamic Extremist Twitter Account Took Credit for Texas Terrorist Attack Before Shooting Happened
A twitter account stated that the shooting at a Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas today were inspired by Muhammad before media had reported on the attack.

Iran Deal Failure Theater
We got into the Corker-Cardin/Menendez Iran bill a bit on the podcast last week but since Senate action is coming to a head this week, it’s worth a fuller look.

ISIS Camp a Few Miles from Texas, Mexican Authorities Confirm
ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas, according to Judicial Watch sources that include a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector.

Iran: “We Welcome War With The U.S.”
Even after everything Obama has done to the U.S. military, we can still kick your ass from here to China.

Saudi Arabia Considers Nuclear Weapons to Offset Iran
As a deal to curb Tehran’s nuclear program nears, Iran’s regional rivals feel vulnerable

Mother’s Day Terror Plot Foiled In Australia
A teenager is being held after officers found explosive devices at a home in a suburb of Melbourne.

Jihadis’ gay honeytrap: ISIS militants trick men into dates so they can be “arrested and thrown from rooftops”
Religious police are posing as gay men to prove victim’s homosexuality

Islamic State’s secret flirting squads expose gay men for trial and execution
JIHADISTS trapped homosexuals by getting undercover men to flirt with them – usually leading to a horrifically brutal death.

Weapons inspectors find undeclared sarin and VX traces in Syria
International inspectors have found traces of sarin and VX nerve agent at a military research site in Syria that had not been declared to the global chemical weapons watchdog, diplomatic sources said on Friday.

 

National

 

NYC considers decriminalizing public urination
The situation could get sticky.

Pictures Show School Served Burned Food With Melted Plastic
A social media post surfaced recently that showed kids making remarks about their school’s lunch. The pictures showed burned burritos with melted plastic still on the food when kids were served lunch at Philippi Middle School.

Teacher on leave after allegedly showing inappropriate image to class
A teacher at Wessendorf Middle School in Rosenberg is on administrative leave after district officials say she accidentally showed an inappropriate image to her class.

NY Times Reporter Confused About This Whole “Free Speech” Thing
Naturally after the terrorist attack at a Mohammed drawing exhibit in Texas, the left is confused about free speech and proudly displays their ignorance.

Conservative Commentator Guy Benson Comes Out As Gay in a Footnote of His New Book
He’s written a new book with Mary Katherine Ham called End of Discussion: How the Liberal Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate.

Social Justice Warriorette: Sexual Consent Is Meaningless, Because Sometimes “Yes” Means “No”
Sexual hysteric exhibits hysteria about sex. Film at 11.

Lake Mead water levels, records continue to fall
The new record low arrived at Lake Mead a little earlier than first thought – and it happened during a rainstorm.

Shot NYPD cop dies
Decorated NYPD Officer Brian Moore died Monday with his stricken family at his hospital bedside — leaving an entire city awash in grief.

UCLA party that disputed Jewish candidate’s fitness loses election
Payback for Rachel Beyda incident? Pro-Israel UCLA party retakes control.

Harvard Student Regrets Her Abortion: “On the Inside the Screaming Hasn’t Stopped”
In a recent article in The Harvard Crimson, a student shared her story of having an abortion after her boyfriend broke up with her. She writes, “All I desperately wanted was to have my boyfriend back. I wanted him to hold me and let me cry into his chest, for him to tell me that everything was okay even though it wasn’t. But by the time I found out the truth, it was too late to get him back. He had started dating another girl two months after we broke up. I couldn’t tell him. I couldn’t tell anyone.”

University of Michigan Student Kicked off ResStaff for Asking About an Acronym, Laughing at a Joke
A University of Michigan student named Chris was kicked off the school’s Residence Staff, known as ResStaff, after asking what an acronym stood for, then laughing at a subsequent joke, according to documents obtained by the Review.

Proposed CA Bill Allows Some Calls To Be Recorded Without Consent
Companies would no longer have to tell consumers they are recording some cellphone conversations until 20 seconds into the calls under a bill approved Tuesday by a committee in the California legislature.

Who Pays When The DEA Destroys Your Vehicle And Kills Your Employee During A Botched Sting? Hint: Not The DEA
The DEA likes to borrow stuff. It’s just not very good about returning borrowed items in the same shape it got them.

Confirmed – Freddie Gray’s Knife WAS Illegal
Current score: Legal Insurrection 1, Prosecutor Mosby 0

Staten Island special election 2015: Dan Donovan wins Congress seat
Republican District Attorney Daniel Donovan has won Tuesday’s special election and is going to be Staten Island’s new congressman.

Carly Fiorina trolls Seth Meyers over domain names
Carly Fiorina knew when she went on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” that the host would poke fun of her failure to purchase the domain name carlyfiorina.org.

EEOC’s Transgendered Mutilation of Reality
“On this record, there is no cause to question that Complainant-who was assigned the sex of male at birth but identifies as female—is female.” (Emphasis in original.)

A sign of things to come in the Democratic party
From Baltimore to Jerusalem It’s the Same Game. In 10 years Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin sent 1.2 billion dollars of Maryland Federal taxpayer money to the Apartheid state of Israel to build schools, roads and other infrastructure while saying Maryland doesn’t have the money to help develop our communities.

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo: The First Amendment doesn’t protect hate speech, you know
This guy is a professional journalist. And a Yale grad. And a law-school grad.

Lawyers threaten researcher over key-cloning bug in high-security lock
“CyberLock” securing police and airports has critical vulnerabilities, report warns.

Aide to Kamala Harris, 2 others accused of running rogue police force
An aide to state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris and two others are accused of operating a rogue police force that claimed to exist for more than 3,000 years and have jurisdiction in 33 states and Mexico, authorities said Tuesday.

Fixing the Problem of Liberal Bias in Social Psychology
We should seek to reduce bias, not balance it out

New Black Panther leader: “Bomb Nurseries to Kill White Babies”
Hold your breath forever waiting for Obama’s Justice Department to take action or even make mention of this hate group urging to kill white babies.

Lawsuit spells out “nightmare” for California man accused without evidence
“Nightmare.” That’s how Scott Hounsell, the former executive director of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County, describes the ordeal he went through two years ago, and is still trying to recover from today.

Feds Forcing Public Schools to Adopt “Nondiscrimination” for Transgender Teachers and Students
The U.S. Department of Education is demanding that the Fairfax County Public Schools, in the Virginia suburbs just outside Washington, D.C., “revise their non-discrimination policies to include gender identity” or risk losing the federal funds they receive for their schools

Journalists Prevented from Covering PEN Event on Press Freedom
As part of the PEN World Voices Festival, the international press freedom organization scheduled an event this afternoon titled, “Finding Security in Unsafe Passages: United Nations Event about Protecting Journalists’ Safety and Rights.” The panel, according to PEN’s website, will “delve into the wide range of risks journalists face every day. Experts will offer safety tips, share advice for protecting sources and copyrights in all types of media and address cybersecurity risks.”

Report: Freddie Gray task force perceived no homicide
CNN reports that the Baltimore police investigation into the death of Freddie Gray doesn’t support some of the charges, including the most serious, filed by Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. The police investigators thought that, at most, manslaughter charges might be warranted. Yet, Mosby charged Caesar Goodson with second degree murder.

Dartmouth Students Demand Gay Black Student President Resign For Being Too Conservative
Students at Dartmouth College launched a petition drive demanding the newly-elected student body president resign after they say he was disrespectful to the plight of American blacks and other marginalized groups.

Lynch opens probe of Baltimore police
Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Friday announced the Department of Justice (DOJ) will conduct a wide-ranging civil rights investigation into the Baltimore Police Department, spurred by the death of Freddie Gray.

Report: Police Seize 10 Children from Family Because They Are Off Grid
Kentucky officials ordered a rural family to turn over their ten kids because they were reportedly home schooled.

Attack Of The Killer Dykes!
We’re told that the greatest predator on earth isn’t the tiger shark or the lion but the lowly straight white male, a violent, aggressive thug who prowls the streets, raping, beating and killing unsuspecting women. But it is not so: in fact, women in relationships with other women are dramatically more likely to get knocked about by their partners.

Laugh At These Racists Who Are Bitterly Angry At “White Appreciation Day” at Hispanic Business!
If you haven’t seen it yet, a Hispanic-owned business is having a “White Appreciation Day” and will give all gringos a 10% discount for the day!

Riots erupt in London against re-election of Conservative prime minister David Cameron
Protests have erupted in central London against the re-election of Britain’s Conservative prime minister David Cameron, with demonstrators throwing bottles, cans and smoke bombs at riot police.

Foiled Again! UAW fails (for now) to strip VW employees of secret-ballot election
No-Vote Unionization. Given their very public (and political) push for the hallucinogenically-devised scheme known as “card check,” if unions had their way, employees’ right to vote in secret-ballot elections on whether or not to be unionized would be eliminated.

Four Clinton Foundation Trustees Charged or Convicted of Financial Crimes
Shocking revelations show that at least four Clinton Foundation board of directors have either been charged or convicted of financial crimes, including bribery and fraud.

College Defends Anti-Male, Racist Prof’s Tweets by Rick Moran
Saida Grundy, an incoming assistant professor of sociology and African-American studies at Boston University is an obvious catch for any college in the nation.

Hispanic-Owned Restaurant Faces Bomb Threat Over “White Appreciation Day”
A Hispanic-owned barbecue restaurant in Milliken, Colorado is hosting a “White Appreciation Day” next month, which upset many people on the Internet.

Woman Becomes NY Firefighter After Failing Fitness Test
Qualified female firefighters “pissed” about special treatment

Bill de Blasio Set to Introduce Progressive “Contract With America”
Positioning himself as “spokesman” of the progressive movement

Freddie Gray Case: Detailed Analysis of Motion to Recuse Prosecutor
Motion for Recusal details Mosby’s many incontrovertible conflicts of interest

Georgetown students take mock pledge to end “urinal privilege”
Campus Reform facetiously asked students at Georgetown University if urinals should be removed from on-campus restrooms in the name of gender equality.

Harvard Poll: Democrats Slip Among Young Voters
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics has released its biennial poll of young voters (aged 18-29), producing mixed results for conservatives

 

Economy & Taxes

 

IRS Scandal: I was targeted and I’ve got proof it was a Democratically-led conspiracy
I was targeted by the IRS in a coordinated attack at the highest levels of government…and we now have the proof.

HJTA Initiative Would Make Housing More Affordable
As part of an ongoing effort to help those who struggle to keep a roof? over their heads, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has filed an? initiative that would increase the homeowners exemption and the? renters tax credit.This is the first step in qualifying the initiative, the? California Homeowners and Renters Tax Relief Act of 2016, for the? ballot.The Office of the Attorney General has about 60 days to provide? a? title and summary so that signature gathering can begin.

Sacramento’s Billion Dollar Budget Fairy Tale
Sacramento’s City Manager John Shirey released the proposed 2015/2016 budget last week. It’s clear that this city manager, the mayor, and the city council members are cavalier with their spending of other people’s money. More is never enough. And the word “austerity” is not in their vocabularies.

Someone stole $1 billion from Moldova. That’s an eighth of its GDP
When thousands filled the streets of Moldova’s capital on Sunday, their complaint was pretty significant.

Naked Final Exam at UC San Diego Sparks Mom’s Outrage
Arriving naked at a final exam is one of the most common nightmares for students, according to Psychology Today. At the University of California San Diego, however, the naked final exam is a requirement for a class in the visual arts department.

 

International

 

Why Britain Will Soon Face an Unprecedented Moment of Political InstabilityShare article on Facebook
Clandon, one of the greatest houses of England, has just burnt to the ground, with the loss of a famous marble hall and most of its collection of pictures, furniture, and porcelain. The cause of the fire is not yet properly established but seems to have been just carelessness.

A century on, Lebanon rediscovers deadly famine
Lebanon is rediscovering a century-old tragedy that most had forgotten — a devastating famine, caused by blockades and a locust infestation, that killed a third of its population.

Iranian-Backed Houthi Rebels Shell Girls’ School, Hospital, & Homes in Saudi Arabia – Casualties Reported
Shiite Houthi rebels shelled a Saudi border town on Tuesday. Hospitals, schools and homes were struck during the attack.

Is having a loving family an unfair advantage?
Plato famously wanted to abolish the family and put children into care of the state. Some still think the traditional family has a lot to answer for, but some plausible arguments remain in favour of it. Joe Gelonesi meets a philosopher with a rescue plan very much in tune with the times.

Reading to children at bedtime: ABC questions value of time-honoured practice
THE ABC has questioned whether parents should read to their children before bedtime, claiming it could give your kids an “unfair advantage” over less fortunate children.

The ugly face of SNP Scots Fascism
The picture below is of an SNP Brownshirt thug trying to intimidate Scots Labour leader Jim Murphy. Make no mistake, Sturgeon’s fascist street thugs are using the same boots and fists that won their forebear Brownshirts the streets during the 1920s. The tales coming out of Scotland are depressingly familiar

All your children are belong to us: The State as legal guardian from 0-18
A legal fight in Scotland’s highest civil court starts today to block an SNP plan to assign every child a state guardian over claims it rides roughshod over parents’ rights to raise their children how they see fit.

Schools Quiz Twelve-Year-Olds about Gay, Oral, and Anal Sex
A public hearing is taking place Wednesday morning in the Massachusetts State House to look into a controversial sex survey given to middle school and high school students.

More Venezuela Follies
I didn’t think the collapse of Venezuela’s socialism could be any more stark than the notice here a couple days ago of the closure of major league baseball operations, but sure enough, things are getting worse

UK election shock: David Cameron defies polls with clear victory
Pundits had predicted the UK election would be a close one and suggested there would be days of post-vote, backroom talk to thrash out a power-sharing deal.

Galloway Gone in Great BritainShare article on Facebook
The radical left-wing loon George Galloway has finally been ousted from Parliament. He failed to win re-election in his constituency of Bradford West, losing to the Labor party’s Naz Shah. Galloway, a former confidant and enabler of Saddam Hussein, was basically Britain’s version of Al Sharpton and loud-mouthed liberal representative Alan Grayson.

How “shy Tories” confounded the polls and gave David Cameron victory
All of the pollsters vastly underestimated David Cameron’s party and were strikingly consistent in how wrong they were

The U.K. Election 2015
This interactive map will bring you minute-by-minute results, from the national standings down to individual candidates and constituencies.

UK Election 2015
Decision Time

India faces severe ammunition shortage, can fight war for only 20 days
India cannot fight a war beyond 15-20 days due to crippling shortages in its ammunition stocks. To add to its woes, the home-grown Tejas light combat aircraft is still nowhere near being combat-ready despite being in the making for over 30 years.

U.K. Leftists Put Out Disgusting “Anti-Tory Manifesto”
What do radical leftists and Islamists have in common?

The British Elections: The National Question(s)Share article on Facebook
Writing in Politico, Tunku Varadarajan on the SNP’s latest surge

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Opinion

 

All diversity, all the time, everybody, right now
It often seems as though the central mission of higher education today is promoting diversity. Diversity—which usually means racial, religious, and sexual diversity—is commonly accepted by most administrators as crucial to the success of the 21st-century university. More and more universities are adopting diversity requirements and training, and creating entire departments to achieve diversity and inclusivity on campus.

Decoding the Rules of Baltimore
For the left, rioting is an effective political tool.

The Childless Millennial
A new report finds that today’s twentysomethings have a lower birthrate than any previous generation.

Why the Bill of Rights Would Never Pass Today
Having watched closely the manner in which questions of liberty and power are batted around in the first part of the 21st century — most recently during the disgraceful contretemps that Indiana’s rather tame Religious Freedom Restoration Act provoked across the land — I have come to wonder of late whether the Bill of Rights could be ratified today.

This Is Millennials’ Most Embarrassing Secret
We lose billions a year because of this

The Westernized Anti-Westerner
What accounts for hatred of the West by people who voluntarily spent years here?

Why The Republican Party Doesn’t Need Mike Huckabee Right Now – Or Ever
One party making the case for big government is enough

Free Speech For Me, But Not For Thee
Progressives have successfully transformed the First Amendment’s restrictions on government into an instrument of government speech control.

The Left Brings The Culture War To Boxing
Upon their recent boxing match, the Left proclaimed Floyd Mayweather’s girlfriend-beating equal to Manny Pacquiao’s public speaking. It’s part of a bigger strategy.

Libertarians, Government Unions, and Infrastructure Development
Any discussion of California’s neglected infrastructure has to recognize the three factors most responsible, libertarians, environmentalists, and government unions. Picking libertarians as the first example is not by accident, because libertarians are perhaps the most unwitting participants in the squelching of public infrastructure investment. By resisting government involvement in any massive public works project, libertarians provide cover to public sector unions who know that public works funding competes for tax revenues with their own pay and benefits.

Victor Davis Hanson: How Civilizations Collapse — Is U.S. Next?
Why did Rome and Byzantium fall apart after centuries of success? What causes civilizations to collapse, from a dysfunctional 4th-century-B.C. Athens to contemporary bankrupt Greece?

The Secret Masonic Policeman’s Ball
Note to California Democrats, the Big Bang Theory was not intended to be a how-to guide. Honest.

A Jew in Bradford
How Britain’s Muslim North became George Galloway country.

Depressing reminder: The 2016 election will be decided by seven states — and Florida is an absolute must-win
Just something I’ve been thinking about, sitting here playing with the RSLC’s new 2016 electoral map widget and drinking heavily. “Create Your Own Path to 270 Map,” the widget beckons. Yeah, go ahead. You go find yourself a path to 270.

Facts Are Dead; Long Live Insanity
Facts get in the way of progress. Fiction, or what is more fashionably called “the narrative,” is the foundation for our great society.

Fundamental Concepts – Dear Black Baltimore Rioter
I’d like to take just a moment to chat with you if I may. I realize that you probably don’t want to talk to me, all your life you’ve been told that I am the enemy, the cause of everything that you think is wrong with your life. I’m evil. I’m greedy. I’m white. I’m “rich”. I’m racist. I’m Republican. I’m an entire litany of evil, and you know what? For the sake of this conversation, I’ll stipulate all of it. I am evil, white, racist and rich. I am Republican and racist. I’m every negative stereotype and every oppressor, real and imagined, that has had a negative effect on you or your ancestor’s lives, going back to when they lost a war in Africa and were captured and sold to slave traders. All of that. For the purpose of this discussion, I’m not going to contest any of it.

“English is the language of the rich and powerful”
Jonah Goldberg of National Review recently shared a message from one of his readers that will blow your mind.

The Map: 11 Angles on the Electoral College
Earlier this week, we debuted our initial Crystal Ball Electoral College ratings in Politico Magazine. We’ve reprinted that column below for those who did not see it. As promised, we have elaborated on the map and our reasoning for the initial judgments.

6 Reasons Why “Starship Troopers” Is the New “The Art of War”
Wall Street raiders and business tycoons still cite Sun Tzu’s classic military treatise to explain preparation and tactical prowess. But if you really want an insight into 21st century warfare, you need to read Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers. Here’s why.

Mother’s Day, Progressive Style
It seems to me the “crime” this family has committed is living unconventionally– off-the-grid, and outside the public school system. While I wouldn’t want to live this way personally, people must have liberty to do so, if there is to be any liberty at all. Parents must have the right to raise their children as they see fit, short of evidence of child abuse, which in this instance, seems utterly lacking. The Supreme Court, in Pierce v. Society of Sisters (1925), invalidated an Oregon law that required all children to attend public school.

Will American capitalism be a victim of the rise of fascism-lite and the devaluation of language?
It’s no secret that certain words degrade with time as the objects associated with them lose status. Something my sister said to me made me realize that we’re at that point with the phrase “free market capitalism,” and there may be dire consequences because of that linguistic devaluation.

The War Against Human Nature: Feminism and the Mirage of “Equality”
No intelligent person imagines it was mere coincidence that one of the world’s biggest pop singers decided to help “re-brand” feminism in 2014. Two years earlier, feminism had proved a valuable political weapon that helped re-elect President Obama after the accusation that Republicans were waging a “war on women” enabled the Democrat to score the largest “gender gap” advantage among female voters ever recorded by Gallup.

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