Trump is referencing the horrible murder of Kathryn Steinle in front of her family in San Francisco, by an illegal alien with seven previous felony convictions, and five prior deportations.
Trump is referencing the horrible murder of Kathryn Steinle in front of her family in San Francisco, by an illegal alien with seven previous felony convictions, and five prior deportations.
The tolerant Left strikes again, going after little kids. We’ve brought you C.J.’s videos in the past, most recently here.
C.J. Pearson is a young black conservative whose videos challenging President Obama have caught fire on social media.
It appears that his conservative fans are not the only ones who have taken notice, as he found out to his chagrin. Pearson recently made an announcement that he is taking a break from politics because of threats to his family.
HT: Louisiana Mom
By Courtney Daniels, a Birmingham native, former U.S. Marine and veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom.
In 2001, the Taliban shamelessly dynamited the Bamiyan Buddhas, two of the largest such carvings of the ancient world. Built in the 6th century by monks who made their homes along the Silk Road, the Buddahs stood for millenia until fundamentalists removed them from the face of the Earth. Such ignorance still abounds. Over the past few months, the onslaught of the Islamic State has wrought the systematic destruction of cultural artifacts from Palmyra to Nineva, all because they were deemed “offensive” by a minority that if it had its way, would ensure the entire world would adhere to a dark and revisionist existence.
A couple of days ago, in the wake of a childish debate over a memorial flag flown near a Confederate statue, a Southern monument was ignorantly desecrated with an attempt at the “Black Lives Matter” slogan. The spray-painted phrase was misspelled. The inanimate statue, a solemn reminder of the South’s fallen sons, didn’t take away any citizen’s pursuit of happiness, it didn’t interfere with the social and racial disparities that some claim as a detriment to advancement — it simply stood there, silent and bold, marking the bravery and errors of yesterday’s determinations.
After reelection, the RINOs appear.
Every conservative who cares about the unholy mess known as Congress should visit conservativereview.com (CR) and examine the “Liberty Score.” Every liberal who wonders how conservatives view their elected leaders should examine it as well.
The “Liberty Score” is refreshingly (and painfully) honest, as opposed to other scorecards that have been known to be compromised. It separates the wheat from the chaff and the frauds from the champions. It tells you who the real conservative heroes are, who comes close, and who doesn’t deserve to be in the same sentence with that word.
It also blows the whistle on the charlatans who campaign for re-election as red-hot conservatives, having deceived their constituency by covering up a voting record that is anything but; after being rewarded with another term, they cynically proceed to betray voters yet again by returning to their liberal ways.
The voting analysis here is no meatball surgery. You cannot be more comprehensive than when you analyze 6,382 votes, selecting the top 50 for incumbents over a six-year period.
Let’s look at the Republicans in the Senate. “Liberty Score” tells you everything you need to know about the GOP majority – and what to expect from a body that almost universally champions itself as “conservative.” But the scores, pulled in June 2015, tell a different tale.
Start with the “A” grades, those with voting records between 90% and 100%. There is only one Republican – Sen. Mike Lee of Utah – who registers a perfect 100%. (Two others, Ben Sasse and David Perdue, also score perfectly, but they are brand-new and have cast only a handful of major votes.) There are only two other Republicans in the entire body who receive an “A” — Cruz (96%) and Paul (93%).
Three veterans and two rookies. That’s it for the conservative GOP “A” team.
Hopefully, it spurs him to make a change.
Via Daily Mail:
An unexpected class reunion occurred inside the unlikeliest of places – a criminal courtroom.
Miami, Florida judge, Mindy Glazer, was presiding over the case of a man arrested for burglary and theft on Thursday.
But she suddenly realized she had seen the man before – years ago in middle school.
The judge and the suspect had once been playmates at Nautilus Middle School, reports Local10.
Asking the suspect standing before her if he had attended the same middle school she did, the man instantly perked up and seemed to recognize the judge.
The suspect breaks into a huge smile when he spots his old pal.
But then remembering the embarrassing circumstances of their reunion, he immediately breaks down and repeatedly wails, ‘Oh, my goodness! Oh, my goodness!’
Today is the Federal holiday and for many, the start of the holiday weekend going into July 4th. We wish all a safe and happy Independence Day weekend, may we hold fast to our liberties and preserve this last best hope on earth.
Courtesy of WBee1 Proud Navy Wife, see how many folks you recognize from this John Wayne Fourth Of July special from 1970:
Courtesy of Rocksandbroncos:
This could get interesting if a male that identifies as a female requests an IUD…
Via Life News
Earlier this month, LifeNews.com reported on a high school in Seattle, Washington that is now implanting intrauterine devices (IUD), as well as other forms of birth control and doing so without parental knowledge or permission.
The IUD is known as a long acting reversible contraception, and may even act as an abortifacient. So, a young teen in Seattle can’t get a coke at her high school, but she can have a device implanted into her uterus, which can unknowingly kill her unborn child immediately after conception. Or, if she uses another method, she can increase her chances of health risks for herself, especially if using a new method.
The high school, Chief Sealth International, a public school, began offering the devices in 2010, made possible by a Medicaid program known as Take Charge and a non-profit, Neighborcare. Students can receive the device or other method free of cost and without their parent’s insurance. And while it’s lauded that the contraception is confidential, how can it be beneficial for a parent-child relationship when the parents don’t even know the devices or medication their daughter is using?
As it turns out, Chief Sealth isn’t the only school in Seattle doing this. As CNS News reports, more schools are fitting young girls — as young as 6th grade — with the devices and doing so without their parents knowing.
Middle and high school students can’t get a Coca-Cola or a candy bar at 13 Seattle public schools, but they can get a taxpayer-funded intrauterine device (IUD) implanted without their parents’ consent.
School-based health clinics in at least 13 Seattle-area public high schools and middle schools offer long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), including IUDs and hormonal implants, to students in sixth-grade and above at no cost, according to Washington State officials.
Geraldo needs to shake down Comrade de Blasio.
Fox News personality and NBC “Celebrity Apprentice” runner-up Geraldo Rivera has an idea for Donald Trump: Make amends for calling some Mexican immigrants “rapists” by paying to repair New York’s subway system.
Trump caused controversy in June when he said many of the immigrants who come across the U.S. southern border are “rapists.” The remark came during his announcement that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination.
In the aftermath, Macy’s, Univision and NBC Universal cut business ties with Trump. Then, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said his administration would reevaluate any business dealings the city has with Trump.
In an email to the Washington Examiner media desk, Rivera recalled public works Trump completed in New York — the total renovation of the Wollman skating rink, for example — and said the White House hopeful could redeem himself by paying to complete a long-delayed subway project.
“As reparation and recompense for his offensive remarks I think he should volunteer to finish our long-delayed, over-budget, never-ending 2nd Avenue Subway project, which has baffled numerous administrations and has been pending for at least a century,” Rivera said.
Can’t get too much more racist than that, but, hey, academia…
Via Daily Caller:
A philosophy and religion professor at Syracuse University gave an interview to The New York Times Thursday in which he critiqued the notion of pure reason as simply being a “white male Euro-Christian construction.”
Prof. John Caputo was being interviewed by fellow philosophy professor George Yancy for the 13th installment of an interview series Yancy conducts with philosophers regarding racial topics.
Given its emphasis on first principles and abstract thought, it may be tempting to view academic philosophy as a turf where the race of participants matters little, but Caputo says that’s entirely untrue. In fact, race is of central importance, and it’s proven by the mundane phrases philosophers use.
“‘White’ is of the utmost relevance to philosophy, and postmodern theory helps us to see why,” Caputo says in the interview. “I was once criticized for using the expression ‘true north.’It reflected my Nordo-centrism, my critic said, and my insensitivity to people who live in the Southern Hemisphere. Of course, no such thing had ever crossed my mind, but that points to the problem. We tend to say ‘we’ and to assume who ‘we’ are, which once simply meant ‘we white male Euro-Christians.’
The end result of critiquing whiteness, Caputo suggests, is the realization that the supposed “reason” underlying philosophy is just another form of white privilege … or something of that nature.
Democrats need the voters.
The Obama administration has begun a profound shift in its enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws, aiming to hasten the integration of long-term illegal immigrants into society rather than targeting them for deportation, according to documents and federal officials.
In recent months, the Department of Homeland Security has taken steps to ensure that the majority of the United States’ 11.3 million undocumented immigrants can stay in this country, with agents narrowing enforcement efforts to three groups of illegal migrants: convicted criminals, terrorism threats or those who recently crossed the border.
While public attention has been focused on the court fight over President Obama’s highly publicized executive action on immigration, DHS has with little fanfare been training thousands of immigration agents nationwide to carry out new policies on everyday enforcement.
The legal battle centers on the constitutionality of a program that would officially shield as many as 5 million eligible illegal immigrants from deportation, mainly parents of children who are U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. A federal judge put the program, known by the acronym DAPA, on hold in February after 26 states sued.
But the shift in DHS’s enforcement priorities, which are separate from the DAPA program and have not been challenged in court, could prove even more far-reaching.
Beautiful girl now gone from her family.
The man suspected of gunning down a young woman at random at a popular San Francisco tourist spot on Wednesday has been “deported to Mexico several times,” according to a report by the local ABC News affiliate.
The woman, 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle (“Kate”), was struck in the chest with a bullet while visiting Pier 14 on the Embarcadero with her family. She was rushed to a nearby hospital but doctors were unable to save her, as she died in her parents’ arms a few hours later.
The suspect, Francisco Sanchez, was identified as being in his mid-40s and on probation from Texas due to previous, undisclosed crimes. He was arrested after tips from passers-by. Officials said that the killing appeared to be random. Police believe they have recovered the murder weapon from the waters of the San Francisco Bay near the pier, where the suspect allegedly tossed it.
On Thursday, two news crews filming live at Pier 14 were mugged at the scene, and one cameraman was pistol-whipped.
The San Francisco Chronicle described Steinle’s last moments in heartbreaking detail:
“She fought for her life,” [Liz] Sullivan said, adding that her daughter’s heart had stopped two times, and was restarted, in the ambulance.
“It was a battle, but she just didn’t make it,” she said. “It was horrific, but we knew the minute they came to talk to us, it wasn’t good. But it was so nice to go in and be with her.”
Sullivan said that in their final moments together, she softly touched her daughter’s face — a face she used to paint when the young woman was a little girl.
“We have deep faith,” Jim Steinle said, adding, “Our faith isn’t to the point where we’re ready to forgive.”
Beautiful family. Illegal alien gunman had seven previous convictions, including for drugs.
Via Daily Mail:
‘She was the most wonderful, loving caring person and if anybody could take anything from this — if you love somebody, just tell them that you love them,’ said brother Brad Steinle.
‘We loved Kate, and I will love her till the day I die,’ Brad told ABC 7 as he fought off tears. ‘I had the best sister.’
Kate’s mother, 69-year-old Liz Sullivan, recounted the first moments of their family’s nightmare to the San Francisco Chronicle. ‘She just kept saying, ‘Dad, help me, help me.”
Read more here.
Special honors to communists.
Washington (AFP) – The head of Vietnam’s Communist Party will make a first-ever visit to the White House next week, meeting President Barack Obama on the 40th anniversary of the end of the war between the two nations.
The landmark trip underscores strengthening ties between the former wartime enemies amid regional maritime tensions involving China.
Nguyen Phu Trong will become the first General Secretary of the Vietnamese Communist Party to visit the United States and the White House, diplomats and officials said.
Obama and Trong will hold talks Tuesday and discuss ways to improve ties that were normalized 20 years ago, the White House said Friday.
Trong — who heads the ruling party but has no formal government position — will be hosted in the Oval Office, an administration official said.
That is an uncommon honor for someone who is not the head of state or government.
FYI: Lee Bright was one of the challengers to Lindsey Graham in the Republican primary.
Lawmakers will debate Monday on what to do with the Confederate flag at the State House.
To take down the flag, it requires two-thirds of both the House and Senate to vote for it and enough lawmakers to meet that quota say they’re going to vote to take it down.
If both the House and Senate vote quickly on the bill, it could make it to Gov. Haley’s desk by the end of the week. Some lawmakers said they’re going to make that happen but it still has to clear a lot of legislative hurdles.
Any bill has to get three readings or votes in a chamber to pass.
The Confederate Flag bill already got a reading in the Senate; it’s up for its second reading Monday, and could move to the House of Representatives by Tuesday.
If it gets a vote a day, it could be on Governor Haley’s desk by late Thursday or Friday but if the bill gets sent to a committee, or lawmakers add several amendments, it means more debate.
Right now, two lawmakers have amendments prepared – Senator John Courson wants a South Carolina State flag to go up on the flag pole behind the monument, he says as a symbol of state unity.
Senator Lee Bright wants the question to put to a referendum saying South Carolinians need to weigh in.
“There’s conversation about putting other Confederate flags that are less offensive out there, but let’s just move forward and put a South Carolina flag and say ‘I’m ok, you’re ok’ and show the world what we are. I think we’ve done that very well the past two weeks,” Courson said.
Bright contends the flag is a symbol of the state’s history.
“To me and many others, this flag represents the Confederate soldier that fought under it,” Bright said. “It’s a part of history. I think the way a majority of South Carolinians feel. But they’re not being intimidated by the national media.”
Before lawmakers can take up the Confederate flag debate, they’ve got to get budget vetoes out of the way.
The House will take them up first on Monday.
And while Senator Courson says he’s hoping to knock them out fast- however long it takes lawmakers to tackle vetoes- will set the pace for the flag debate.
California still has patriots.
Many cemeteries display American flags on gravestones for Fourth of July.
But one California cemetery removed them, and threw them away!
Tuesday, community members came together to make a patriotic point.
Dozens of volunteers and family members of those buried at the cemetery came out to show their support, with their arms full of fresh flags.
After several hours of work, the grave site of every veteran in the cemetery had a brand new American Flag placed in front of it.
The company that owns the cemetery says the flags and other personal items were removed as part of a quarterly cleanup of the grounds.
Per WZ reader Kat, KTVU has scrubbed the company’s name from the report.
Update to this story. Anti-free speech insanity on top of the infringement on belief.
Via Daily Signal:
Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian finalized a preliminary ruling today ordering Aaron and Melissa Klein, the bakers who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, to pay $135,000 in emotional damages to the couple they denied service.
“This case is not about a wedding cake or a marriage,” Avakian wrote. “It is about a business’s refusal to serve someone because of their sexual orientation. Under Oregon law, that is illegal.”
In the ruling, Avakian placed an effective gag order on the Kleins, ordering them to “cease and desist” from speaking publicly about not wanting to bake cakes for same-sex weddings based on their Christian beliefs.
“This effectively strips us of all our First Amendment rights,” the Kleins, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, which has since closed, wrote on their Facebook page. “According to the state of Oregon we neither have freedom of religion or freedom of speech.”
George Takei, who is gay and progressive, attacked Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for his dissenting opinion in the recent Supreme court decision forbidding states from banning gay marriage.
Thomas in that opinion said that the government cannot take away the dignity of the human being, whatever actions it takes, that the dignity is part of the innate quality of being a human being. He reference slaves and Japanese interned during WWII is so stating.
Takei who apparently thought that insulting, called Thomas ‘a clown in blackface’ , saying he ‘doesn’t belong there’.
Instead of apologizing, he how has tried to justify that language with even more insulting comments.
A few fans have written wondering whether I intended to utter a racist remark by referring to Justice Thomas as a “clown in blackface.”
“Blackface” is a lesser known theatrical term for a white actor who blackens his face to play a black buffoon. In traditional theater lingo, and in my view and intent, that is not racist. It is instead part of a racist history in this country.
I feel Justice Thomas has abdicated and abandoned his African American heritage by claiming slavery did not strip dignity from human beings. He made a similar remark about the Japanese American internment, of which I am a survivor. A sitting Justice of the Supreme Court ought to know better.
I have expressed my full thoughts on the matter here.
So ‘blackface’ isn’t really racist, says George, it’s just a theater term for someone acting like a buffoon. Oh, that’s so much better now.
The Dolezal case and this make it so very clear that to the The Left it isn’t about truth or whether you are actually black, it’s about adherence to the doctrine of the progressive plantation. In George’s own words, if you don’t, even if you are black, ‘abdicated [your] African-American heritage’.
She has evolved since answering the survey.
A newly-elected Sarasota city commissioner is asking Equality Florida to remove her original survey response regarding same sex marriage and abortion rights.
Commissioner Shelli Freeland Eddie checked “yes” in support of same sex marriage and abortion rights.
“I answered the questions from a legal perspective making sure as a lawyer I protect those rights,” she says.
Eddie also wrote an explanation to her answer on marriage equality. But in a letter to Equality Florida Action Pac dated June 29, three days after the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, she asked those answers be removed. Equality Florida endorsed Eddie, in part, based on her survey answers.
Eddie says she wanted to clarify her political/professional position does not match her personal position. Eddie says based on her faith she believes marriage is between a man and a woman.
Equality Florida endorsed Eddie in part based on her survey answers.
Equality Florida Institute Chairman Ken Shelin says Eddie deceived her supporters.
Mt. Zion AME Church fire in SC caused by lightning. No criminal intent. The investigation is complete. pic.twitter.com/SIY1yY4QmA
— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) July 2, 2015
Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Statement by Justice Department Spokesperson on Recent Church Fires Across Five States
The following statement is attributable to Justice Department spokesperson Melanie Newman regarding recent church fires across five states:
“The federal law enforcement team of ATF, FBI, the Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices are actively investigating several church fires across five states that have occurred over the past two weeks. Preliminary investigations indicate that two of the fires were started by natural causes and one was the result of an electrical fire. All of the fires remain under active investigation and federal law enforcement continues to work to determine the cause of all of the fires. To date the investigations have not revealed any potential links between the fires.
“If in fact there is evidence to support hate crime charges in any one of these cases, the FBI, in coordination with the ATF and local authorities, will work closely with the Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to bring those forward.”
In other words, there’s no evidence yet these are anything more than simply random fires, many not arson, as we previously reported.
One of the few correct moves from the DOJ of late, seemingly to correct the rampant speculation pushed by social justice warriors and careless media.
But the narrative is already out there, the response from some, so convinced this is more evidence of ‘racism’, is “so did racists tamper with the wiring?”
The ACLU omitted mosques in their lawsuit.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed a lawsuit Wednesday invoking the state’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act to contend that not allowing serious sex offenders to attend churches with attached schools is an undue burden on religious rights.
The lawsuit, filed on behalf of two unnamed sex offenders, challenges another new state law that bans registered sex offenders from entering school property — including when a parochial school is located on the same grounds as a church.
Under RFRA, the ACLU said, the government is placing an undue burden on the religious beliefs of sex offenders.
“This is a prime example as a place where people’s religious rights are being burdened, and therefore under RFRA the state has to justify that,” said ACLU of Indiana legal director Ken Falk. “It makes no sense to ban people on a Sunday if there are kids there on a Thursday.”
Serious sex offenders include sexually violent predators or those convicted of crimes such as child molestation, possession of child pornography or sexual misconduct with a minor.[…]
The ACLU of Indiana opposed RFRA, arguing that the law would allow discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender individuals. But Falk said the lawsuit uses RFRA “as it was originally contemplated” to protect religious freedom.
Feel good story of the day...
A senior member of the Islamic State (IS) group was killed in an American drone strike in Syria last month, according to the US military.
It says Tariq bin al-Tahar bin al-Falih al-Awni al-Harzi was responsible for co-ordinating suicide bombings in Iraq and moving weapons from Libya to Syria.
The US had offered a $3m (£1.9m) reward for the man it called the “emir of suicide bombers”.
IS has not commented on the reports of his death.
Harzi was allegedly killed in the northern-eastern Syrian town of Shaddadi on 16 June.
The US Treasury Department had placed him on a sanctions list after designating Harzi as a “global terrorist”.
It is thought that he had assisted foreign fighters from the UK, Albania, and Denmark.
He also raised funds for the group, including $2m from a single Qatar-based donor.
A Pentagon spokesman said Harzi’s death was a blow to Islamic State.
“His death will impact [IS’s] ability to integrate foreign terrorist fighters into the Syrian and Iraqi fight as well as to move people and equipment across the border between Syria and Iraq,” Capt Jeff Davis said in a statement.
In June the Pentagon said it had killed Harzi’s brother in a drone strike.
Ali al-Harzi was a person of interest in the investigation of the 2012 bombing of the US consulate in Benghazi in Libya. The US says he was killed in a drone strike in the IS stronghold of Mosul in northern Iraq.