News of the Week for December 27th, 2015
- Obama Scandals
- Gun Rights
- Hide the Decline
- War & Terror
- National News
- Economy & Taxes
- International News
Obama Celebrates “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Fails to Mention Lesbian Air Force Officer Killed in Afghanistan
Can this guy be any more out of touch? Look, we understand his vacation and golf comes first, but in mentioning the anniversary of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” perhaps an acknowledgment of this woman killed in Afghanistan might be in order?
Australia’s 1996 Gun Confiscation Didn’t Work â€“ And it Wouldn’t Work in America
Within hours of the gunfire falling silent on the campus of Umpqua Community College in Oregon Thursday, President Obama stepped up to a podium and declared that America should follow the path of our Anglosphere cousins to reduce gun violence.
Virginia Attorney General Unilaterally Revokes Concealed Carry Permit Reciprocity with 25 States
In one of the most galling and senseless gun grabbing moves that Democrats have perpetrated during their ongoing failed campaign against the Second Amendment, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) has announced that Virginia will no longer honor reciprocity agreements on concealed carry permits with 25 of the 30 states it currently recognizes. The practical effect of this move is that your Virginia concealed carry permit used to be good in 31 states, and now it’s good in 6. Of the 6 states that remain, only West Virginia is even close to Virginia.
Judge upholds Seattle’s gun and ammunition tax
A judge has sided with Seattle and against the NRA in the first round of a legal fight over the city’s new tax on gun and ammunition sales.
VA GOP May Strip McAuliffe Of His Protective Detail Over Concealed Carry
Virginia’s radically anti-gun Governor and Attorney General were probably quite pleased with themselves when they spitefully severed concealed carry agreements with 25 states, including all but one of its neighbors.
Hide the Decline
Texas Formation’s Shale Gas Estimates Doubled
One of America’s most productive shale basins has twice as much natural gas and a lot more oil than was previously estimated, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report. The Barnett Shale formation is in north central Texas, and within it you can find hydrocarbons galore.
Study: NOAA Overestimated US Warming by 50%
Another week, another study showing that our official climate data gatekeepers have been exaggerating the extent of “global warming” to make it look more scary, more urgent, more desperately in need of extra funding for our official climate data gatekeepers…
Government in Healthcare
Greasing the Skids for Age-Based Healthcare Rationing
Major O’Care Disappointment
Now that the (disastrous) first phase of the 2016 Open Enrollment season is behind us, lets’ take a look at what a huge disappointment it was. Even with the DC Rocket Surgeons© (illegally) extending the deadline a few days, they missed their mark by substantial margins.
Canadian Medical Association considering allowing doctors to LIE about patients death to cover up euthanasia
In the first week of September, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) was reported to be “seeking ‘clarity'” about whether or not physicians who perform euthanasia should misrepresent the medical cause of death, classifying death by lethal injection or infusion as death by natural causes. The question arose because the Quebec College of Physicians was said to be “considering recommending” that Quebec physicians who provide euthanasia should declare the immediate cause of death to be an underlying medical condition, not the administration of the drugs that actually kill the patient.
War & Terror
How a Belgian law banning overnight police raids let a Paris jihadi escape
“We had reason to believe Salah Abdeslam had been in that house, so we carried out a search on Nov. 16 at 5 a.m., but he was not there,” he said.
California Man Discovers Iranian Hackers in Power Grid
The investigation into the hacking of housing files at the University of California, Santa Barbara led security researcher Brian Wallace to the discovery that Iranian hackers were behind the data breach.
UN Peacekeepers Raped Children as Young as Nine While Higher-Ups Failed to Act
An independent investigation found reports of sexual abuse of young boys by UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic credible and said they suggested a broader pattern of abuse that should have been further investigated.
Explosion at Turkish airport was “probably a bomb”, experts warn
Fears of terrorist attack after blast at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport kills cleaner and damages four planes
TSA Can Now Force Passengers to Go Through Body Scanners
Before the change, people could choose a physical screening
Islamic State “permitted” to harvest the organs of its sacrificial victims.
Welcome to the New Awful.
Jon Huntsman kinda sorta maybe open to an independent run
Maybe I’m overselling it a tiny bit in the headline. Watch the clip below, from 3:05 to 5:00, and tell me what he’s saying. When he’s asked who he’d vote for in a Trump/Hillary election, he emphasizes that he’s a Republican but he won’t give a straight answer about supporting Trump.
Lakeisha Holloway Suspect in Deadly Las Vegas Crash – GAVE POLICE EXPLANATION But They Won’t Disclose!
Lakeisha Holloway was identified today as the crazed driver who intentionally plowed through pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night.
Is “White Christmas” Not PC Enough For College Campuses?
MRCTV’s Dan Joseph goes to George Mason University to see if students will sign a petition to take “White Christmas” off of the radio.
Grand Jury Issues No Indictments in Jail Death of Sandra Bland
A grand jury concluded Monday that it would issue no indictments in the death of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Texas jail cell earlier this year and whose handling by police sparked criticism of excessive force.
Porter retrial scheduled for next June
Earlier this month the trial of Officer William Porter resulted in a mistrial when a Baltimore jury failed to reach a verdict on any of the charges against him in connection with Freddy Gray’s death. Now, another trial of Porter is set to begin on June 13 of next year.
Government Can’t Deny Trademarks Over Offensive Names, Appeals Court Rules
An Asian-American rock-band with an eyebrow-raising name has scored a big victory in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Feds Announce Probe Of NIH Involvement In Planned Parenthood’s Baby Organ Trafficking Schemes
The inspector general for the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will investigate whether the federal government helped fund Planned Parenthood’s organ harvesting scheme, according to news reports released Tuesday. The HHS inspector general announced its investigation in a letter responding to inquiries from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and nearly three dozen other U.S. senators.
Republican Lawmakers Laugh In Paul Ryan’s Face For Trusting Harry Reid
Republican lawmakers reportedly laughed at House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) after he told them he had been given a promise from Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
Clueless Washington Post Yanks Absurd Cartoon Depicting Ted Cruz’s Daughters as Monkeys
As we all know, Republicans have to live with the double standard where anything even remotely offensive to liberals causes feigned outrageously outrageous outrage, while the Republicans themselves are fair game for any and all smears. But some clown cartoonist at the Washington Post though it was a swell idea to portray the daughters of Ted Cruz as dancing monkeys. Until the blowback hit.
@AnnTelnaes @BoundaryStones And Hispanics depicted as monkeys is racist…. pic.twitter.com/XSB8UAI3z2
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) December 23, 2015
Minneapolis City Councilwoman DOXES Constituents Who Criticized Her Black Lives Matter Protesting
A Minneapolis city councilwoman published the addresses, phone numbers and other personal contact information of people who took her to task for taking part in a Black Lives Matter protest that shut down the Mall of America on Wednesday.
Cocaine Homework Assignment Angers Middle Schooler’s Parents
A Keller ISD teacher sent home an assignment titled “The Cocaine Trade: From Field to Street” with a 6th grader, and his parents are upset.
Rewriting History In Minnesota
The Dakota uprising of 1862 is one of the major events in Minnesota’s history. It began with a series of spree killings by young Dakotas and grew into a slaughter that extended up and down the Minnesota River. Hundreds of white men, women and children were massacred by the Dakota, who descended on their homes without warning and slaughtered the whites without mercy. Minnesotans organized a militia to resist the Indian attacks, and President Lincoln sent a detachment of Union soldiers who finally assisted in putting down the rebellion.
Neil deGrasse Tyson Calls A Child Who Believes In Santa A Bitch
School district fires convicted kidnapper – 11 months after going to prison
Yonkers school officials recently terminated a teacher turned convicted kidnapper – nearly a year after he was sent to prison.
Free speech lawsuit against UNM tossed
A University of New Mexico student has lost her lawsuit against the school in which she claimed her professor violated her free speech rights by kicking her out of class for criticizing lesbianism in an essay.
The January Docket for the Supreme Court
In January, 2016 the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in nine cases.
Media Bias Has Hollywood Rewriting History
Hollywood’s true stories are revised to promote a political agenda.
Economy & Taxes
All I want for Christmas is DOOM
IRS Issued $46 Million in Erroneous Tax Refunds
$230.4 million at risk over next five years
U.S. economy set to grow less than 3% for the 10th straight year
Third-quarter GDP trimmed to 2% from 2.1%
Muslim Tolerance: Sultan of Brunei Bans Christmas
The Sultan of Brunei has declared that anyone found illegally celebrating Christmas could face a five year jail sentence, according to reports.
Homosexual “Marriage” Loses Massively in Slovenia
Slovenia is overwhelmingly against same-sex “marriage,” having voted the idea down decisively.
Days After Being Crowned Miss Iraq â€“ Beauty Queen Told to Join ISIS or Die
Beauty Queen Shayma Qassim, 20, received a threatening phone call days after winning the first beauty pageant in Iraq in 40 years.
Jeremy Corbyn, Enver Hoxha, and the Totalitarian Temptation
“Sole Force,” They Called Him
China Creates ‘Credit Score’ Based On How Obedient A Citizen Is…
France Changes Constitution To Protect “Emergency” Police Powers From Court Challenges
French state-of-emergency police powers, such as to conduct warrantless searches and order house arrests, will be unconditionally shieleded from court challenges.
Belgian doctors call for end to euthanasia for mental suffering
For the first time since the adoption of the law in 2002, a decision to allow euthanasia –the De Moor/Van Hoey case – has been challenged by the euthanasia evaluation committee and forwarded to the public prosecutor.
One Brooklyn School Finds Out That Banning Thanksgiving, Santa and the Pledge Is a Bad Idea
Public schools have misguided priorities these days. They have gone from teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic to teaching kids how to be secular. One principal at a Brooklyn school decided it would be a good idea to ban Thanksgiving, Santa, and the Pledge of Allegiance from her school.
Transitioning to the Post-Obama Era
How will the country wake up from its coma in 2016 to reality in 2017?
The Democrats’ Theme for 2016 Is Totalitarianism
The Democrats’ Theme for 2016 Is TotalitarianismA t the beginning of December, Rolling Stone writer Jeff Goodell asked Secretary of State John Kerry whether Charles and David Koch, two libertarian political activists, should be considered — his remarkable words —-“an enemy of the state.” He posed the same question about Exxon, and John Kerry, who could have been president of these United States, said that he looked forward to the seizure of Exxon’s assets for the crime of “proselytizing” impermissibly about the question of global warming.
Victims of “Cissexist Heteropatriarchy”
Let me state clearly what should be obvious to longtime readers: I don’t like it when kids at elite colleges claim to be victims of oppression.
The Cult of Social Justice
Are elite college students victims of “white supremacy”?
Confirmed: American Left Has Resorted to Nazi Brown Shirt Tactics to Take Down Donald Trump
Unfortunately Trump’s speech was interrupted no less than seven times by protesters planted in different sections in the arena.
Admit It. You Just Want Your Own Dictator
Those empowered to make everything great also have the power to do everything horrible.
Private car ownership is on the road to becoming a rarity
In 25 years, the only people owning cars will be hobbyists, hot rodders and Flat Earthers
Was the Sanders Campaign’s DNC Data Breach a Set-Up?
The story about a Bernie Sanders campaign staffer breaching data files belonging to Hillary Clinton while accessing voter data being maintained by the DNC took a bizarre turn today, when an advisor to the Sanders campaign suggested that the staffer, fired after the incident became public, may have been a DNC plant.
The Internet Age: Access vs. Owning…Your Kids Don’t Know The Difference…And Don’t Care
I had an odd but illuminating discussion with the two 20-something brats who never appear at meal time, yet mysteriously eat all of the food in the refrigerator. They have no understanding of the concept of owning a work of art; be it a painting or an album (isn’t that a cute word!) or a movie. Their only interest is access to the ones and zeros.
Know what children want for Christmas? A family.
We live in such a consumer society, saturated with untold luxuries, it’s easy to forget that what most kids want, at the end of each and every day, is love.