The Least Shocking Headline Ever?…

From Gallup:

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Republicans with higher levels of education are more likely than those in their parties with less education to say that the seriousness of global warming is “generally exaggerated.” By contrast, Democrats with some college or more are less likely than those with less education to believe the seriousness of global warming is exaggerated.

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Miss Governor Attacked By Diversity Enforcers For Not Appointing Enough Blacks To College Board…

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Not one legislator has attacked the Governor for not appointing a LBGBTQXYZ to the board.

Via The Clarion Ledger

Black legislative and higher education leaders are protesting Gov. Phil Bryant’s appointees to the state College Board, saying they lack diversity and representation of historically black public universities.

The protest came shortly before a Senate committee on Thursday passed the last three of Bryant’s four new appointees – including one African American – to the full Senate for ratification. It also comes as the College Board is under fire for the ouster of Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones.

“Gov. Bryant’s College Board appointments damage higher education and disrespect Alcorn, Mississippi Valley and Jackson State universities,” said Sen. Kenny Wayne Jones, D-Canton, chair of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus. “For the first time in 50 years, these state institutions will not have a voice on the IHL board.”

The Black Caucus and the Mississippi Coalition on Black Higher Education in a press conference at the Capitol on Thursday called for Bryant to reconsider his appointments. Jones said the caucus will vote against Bryant’s appointments in the Senate, which must ratify them with a majority vote. The caucus has 12 members in the 52-member Senate.[…]

ryant spokeswoman Nicole Webb defended the governor’s appointees, saying there’s been diversity in his appointment to the College Board and other positions.

In a statement Webb said: “In 2012, Gov. Bryant appointed a woman and an African American man to the IHL Board of Trustees. This year, he appointed an African American graduate of Tougaloo College to the Board of Trustees. He has appointed a woman to the Board of Education and a woman to the Worker’s Compensation Commission. He also recently appointed an African American, Jerry Griffith Sr., to the Mississippi Gaming Commission. This is the first time in the history of the Gaming Commission an African American has been appointed.”

Webb also said Bryant’s first appointment as governor was Maj. Gen. Leon Collins, the first African American adjutant general of the Mississippi National Guard.[…]

State Sen. Hillman Frazier, a member of the Universities and Colleges Committee, said it was no reflection on new appointees, but he was concerned that no female was among them.

“They should be at the table,” Frazier said. “It’s a step backward not to have women at the table.”

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HT: College Insurrection

Typical Move: IRS Ignoring 60 PERCENT Of Taxpayer’s Calls As Deadline Nears…

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The folks over at the IRS sure are wonderful on so many levels…

Via Washington Times:

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday that service at his agency has gotten so bad that they are ignoring more than 60 percent of taxpayers’ phone calls during this tax season.

Speaking at the National Press Club, Mr. Koskinen pleaded with more money, saying a budget boost would help them staff their overwhelmed customer service lines. He also said it would help reverse staffing cuts in their compliance division, where he said the government will lose $2 billion this year in money it would otherwise have been able to collect if it had better staffing.

Congress has cut or held the agency’s funding static for several years now, with lawmakers deeming the agency recalcitrant in solving problems, and unrepentant for having targeted tea party groups for intrusive scrutiny.

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Tannerite Sports Sues NBC News For Libel And Slander Over Explosive Rifle Targets…

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NBC doesn’t let facts control the narrative.

Via Washington Examiner

A sporting goods company is suing NBC News and a Kentucky affiliate for suggesting in a March 23, 2015, report, titled “Bombs for Sale? Popular Stores Sell ‘Dangerous Explosives,'” that the small Oregon-based company makes bombs.

The Today show segment, a version of which also appears on the show’s website, detailed how the company, Tannerite Sports, markets and sells explosive rifle targets, suggesting that the combustible product may pose a serious danger to the public, Bearing Arms reported.

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“Our client, Tannerite Sports, LLC, has been publicly defamed by the false and misleading statements in the NBC news piece and the follow-up story by WLEX Communications, LLC,” the firm representing Tannerite Sports said Monday in a statement obtained by the Washington Examiner’s media desk. “The news piece asserts that Tannerite-brand targets are too dangerous to sell to ordinary consumers. To the contrary, Tannerite-brand targets have been safely used for years.”

The Lexington-based affiliate, WLEX-TV, reported in its version of the story that it is illegal under federal law to mix the components used in making the explosive rifle targets – a claim that the sporting goods company and its attorneys vigorously deny, claiming libel and slander.

“Unfortunately, there are many in the media today who are driven by an agenda, and rather than simply tell the facts, they twist the truth. But in this situation, a line has been crossed,” the firm representing the company said. “This is not a case of simply twisting the truth, this news piece included lies and misleading statements to make their point. We are confident of the merits of this case, and that our client will be victorious.”

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Obama Circa 2007: Iran Only Wants “Defensive” Nukes To Prevent Regime Changes…

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Hmm.

Via National Review:

If President Obama seems less worried than Israel that Iran will obtain nuclear weapons as a result of his administration’s negotiations with the regime, maybe that’s because he’s less worried than Israel about Iran having nuclear weapons.

“I think Iran is like North Korea,” Obama told David Brooks when he was running for president in 2007. “They see nuclear arms in defensive terms, as a way to prevent regime change.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disagrees. “The ideology of Iran’s revolutionary regime is deeply rooted in militant Islam, and that’s why this regime will always be an enemy of America,” he said in his speech to Congress denouncing the deal being negotiated. “The foremost sponsor of global terrorism could be weeks away from having enough enriched uranium for an entire arsenal of nuclear weapons and this with full international legitimacy.”

The negotiations are currently stuck, as Iran refuses to ship its stockpile of enriched uranium to Russia.

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Arkansas Legislators Approve Their Own Religious Freedom Bill…

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Good for them.

Via Truth Revolt:

On Tuesday, Arkansas legislators, ignoring the deafening cry from LGBT supporters against Indiana’s religious freedom law, finished approving their own version of a similar bill. Gov. Asa Hutchinson has already indicated that he would sign the bill once it was sent to him, and with the 67-21 vote approving the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in the Arkansas House, Hutchinson will get his chance. The Arkansas Senate already has approved the bill.

Hutchinson told KARK that the bill represents an effort to balance religious freedom and equal protection of the law, saying bluntly, “This bill tries to do that, and it’s not that complicated.”

The hue and cry over the religious freedom bill in Indiana prompted the governors of New York, Connecticut and Washington to curtail some government travel to Indiana. Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy blustered, “They knew what they were doing. They were going to make it legal to refuse to serve gay men and women. Somebody has to call them on it.” Resorting to typical Democrat name calling, he said of Indiana Governor Mike Pence on MSNBC, “When you see a bigot, you have to call him on it.”

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White House Says Criticism Of Its Climate Change Plan Is “Hard To Take Seriously”…

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Allowing Iran to have nuclear power will help reduce their carbon footprint.

Via The Hill

The White House on Tuesday rebuked Republican critics of its contribution to the United Nations climate pact, saying the criticisms are “hard to take seriously.”

Asked about congressional Republicans who want the Senate to have to approve an agreement, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that politicians who are skeptical of the science surrounding climate change are not qualified to judge the matter.
“These are individuals who — many of whom, at least, deny the fact that climate change even exists, so I’m not sure they would be in the best position to decide whether or not a climate- change agreement is one that is worth entering into,” Earnest told reporters Tuesday.

His comments were directed at lawmakers such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), who have all insisted that the international agreement the UN is working on is a treaty and cannot be enforced without Senate approval.[…]

Earnest defended the UN submission as “evidence once again how President Obama and the United States is leading the world to confront the challenge of climate change,” and would likely spur other major countries to follow suit.

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NCAA President Joins In On The Outrage; Says Indiana Religious Freedom Law Against Their Core Values…

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This has everything to do with money and people calling on them to pull the final 4 from Indiana. Not to mention their headquarters is in Indiana. Can’t wait for the calls to relocate…

Via CNBC:

NCAA President Mark Emmert said Tuesday that Indiana’s new “religious freedom” law goes against what higher education and America is all about.

Proponents say the Indiana law would stop the government from compelling people to do things they object to on religious grounds. But critics say it opens the door to discrimination against gays and others in the name of religion.

“This is an issue of extraordinary importance to all of us,” Emmert said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” The NCAA is headquartered in Indianapolis, and the men’s March Madness Final Four basketball games are being staged in the city this weekend.

“It’s important to us because we’re an employer here in this state. But most importantly … it strikes at the core values” of inclusion and diversity,” he said.

The law does not go into effect until July. “Nothing is going to happen this weekend at the Final Four that we think is out of the ordinary,” Emmert said. But going forward “members of the NCAA have to stop and say, ‘What relationship do we want with the state of Indiana.’ We hold lots of events here.”

Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana is responding to critics of the law, writing in an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal that protecting religious freedom under Obamacare, not discrimination against gays, was the driver behind the effort. Pence, mentioned as possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate, wrote that he abhors discrimination.

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Virginia State Bar Cancels Trip To Israel Citing “Discrimination” Against Muslims…

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And what about how Muslims treat Jew and Christians?

Via WaPo:

The Virginia State Bar has canceled its midyear legal seminar in Jerusalem, citing “unacceptable discriminatory policies and practices pertaining to border security that affect travelers,” in a decision that provoked a swift reaction Sunday among some political leaders

The decision to cancel the trip followed an online petition launched by bar members who said exit and entrance policies in Israel would discriminate against Arab, Muslim and Palestinian members of Virginia’s legal community.

“It is unacceptable that the Virginia State Bar has decided to hold a conference in a location that actively discriminates on the basis of racial, religious, and national origin grounds, and effectively prevents Arab, Muslim and Palestinian members of the [Virginia State Bar] from attending,” the petition said.

As word of the state bar’s decision buzzed on social media, with some critics describing it as a “boycott,” House Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) wrote a letter Sunday urging the group to reconsider. Virginia has a long-standing relationship with Israel, Howell noted, and shares deep cultural and economic ties, including $75 million in exports last year.

HT: Legal Insurrection

Compilation: Questions So Dumb Only MSNBC Would Ask Them…

On a lighter note, here’s another great video compilation from the Washington Free Beacon.

Some of these are truly amazing.

Via WFB:

Turns out there are stupid questions.

Last week, MSNBC fill-in host Ari Melber’s way to push back on a guest’s offensive comment that “nothing says let’s go kill some Muslims like country music” was to ask meekly, “There’s plenty of country music that doesn’t have that message, right?” It doesn’t stop there.

Asking whether ISIS had “taken it one step too far” after burning a pilot alive, pondering disarming police officers and petitioning a sitting Attorney General to quack like a duck are all things that have actually happened on MSNBC. Also, “Why was traffic problems email sent?” Verbatim.

H/T Free Beacon

MSNBC Guest: Indiana’s Religious Freedom Laws Could “Lead To A State Of Anarchy And Chaos”…

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Overexaggerate much?

BESEN: “It is about context. When the original freedom restoration laws were passed, it was about legitimate protection, a Muslim could go to prison, closely shave a beard, Christians could feed homeless people in parks. In the context now, religious right sees marriage equality laws across the land, saying Christians don’t have to participate and other religions saying you know what, we can make our own laws. We can opt out of this. Which is just going to lead to a state of anarchy and chaos”

Great News: Americans Have To Work From Jan. 1 Through April 24 Just To Pay Nation’s Tax Burden…

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That means Americans have to work 114 days as a whole to pay the burden.

Via CNS News:

(CNSNews.com) – Tax Freedom Day will arrive this year on April 24 – 114 days into the year – according to a report from the Tax Foundation.

“Tax Freedom Day is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its federal, state, and local tax bill for the year,” explained the Tax Foundation. “Tax Freedom Day takes all federal, state, and local taxes and divides them by the nation’s income. In 2015, Americans will pay $3.28 trillion in federal taxes and $1.57 trillion in state and local taxes, for a total tax bill of $4.85 trillion, or 31 percent of national income. This year, Tax Freedom Day falls on April 24, or 114 days into the year.

“This year, Americans will work the longest to pay federal, state, and local individual income taxes (43 days),” the report stated. “Payroll taxes will take 26 days to pay, followed by sales and excise taxes (15 days), corporate income taxes (12 days), and property taxes (11 days). The remaining 7 days are spent paying estate and inheritance taxes, customs duties, and other taxes.

“Tax Freedom Day is a significant date for taxpayers and lawmakers because it represents how long Americans as a whole have to work in order to pay the nation’s tax burden,” explained the Tax Foundation.

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“Christian Privilege” Bulletin Board Set Up At Appalachian State University To Shame Christians…

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Another glaring example of the intolerance of the “tolerant” left on display…literally.

Via Campus Reform:

Another privilege bulletin board has surfaced in an Appalachian State University residence hall, urging students to “check their privilege”—this time, their Christian privilege.

According to photos exclusively obtained by Campus Reform, a pastel bulletin board across from an elevator in Cannon Hall reads “Unpacking Christian Privilege” with several statements on how Christians have “privilege.”

“The Christian faith is taught or offered as a course at most public high schools, usually in the form of a literature class,” one statement reads.

“Positive references to Christian faith are common, regardless of faith,” another statement said.

Brantley McDonald, a freshman computer science major at App State, emailed the University Housing administrators about the board but has yet to receive a reply.

“Residence areas should be a safe and comfortable area for everyone,” McDonald told Campus Reform.

“You don’t have to preach tolerance by singling out one major religion,” he said. “Also, if they are concerned with systematic issues, they should have that discussion with their elected officials and not the students in the residences they manage.”

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MSNBC’s Ratings Implosion Continues, First Quarter Ratings Hit 10-Year Low…

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Even better, MSNBC’s unwatchable shrill Rachel Maddow saw her ratings hit an all-time low.

Via Mediaite:

… It’s safe to say MSNBC has the least to brag about for this quarter.

Their press releases focused mostly on March 2015 ratings rather than the quarter, and this is likely why: For Q1 2015, MSNBC’s weekday primetime experienced a 45% decrease in key 25-54 demo viewership from Q1 2014. The network’s total daytime demo viewership declined 39% from Q1 2014. Additionally, a key program like The Rachel Maddow Show hit an all-time low in quarterly demo ratings since its Sept. 2008 launch.

In total day and weekday primetime demo ratings, MSNBC hit its lowest quarterly levels in 10 years (since Q2 2005), and its lowest quarter of total viewership since the last quarter of 2007.

Daily Beast’s “Progressive” Muslim Sees Racism In Backlash Against New Daily Show Host’s Anti-Semitic Comments…

Don’t worry, Dean, Comedy Central said today it’s standing behind your anti-Jew pal.

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If you are white, criticizing this is racist.

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Poll: Majority Of Americans Say “Big Government” Is Back….

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Did it ever really go away?

Via Rasmussen:

Bill Clinton made news when he declared nearly 20 years ago that the era of big government is over. Voters still prefer smaller, cheaper government but clearly recognize that Barack Obama, the next Democrat after Clinton to be in the White House, has reversed that trend.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 12% of Likely U.S. Voters now agree that “the era of big government is over.” That’s down from 18% last October  and ties the lowest finding last measured in February of last year. Most voters (55%) disagree with that assessment, but a sizable 32% are not sure.

College Cancels All Classes For Mandatory Forum On Racism Over Professor’s Anti-Hamas Facebook Post And Racist Bathroom Stall Graffiti…

Ughhh…

Via College Fix:

How’s this for a teachable moment?

A professor at Connecticut College wrote a Facebook post in August comparing Hamas to a “rabid pit bull” and justifying Israel’s blockade. A student complained about it in February. The prof took it down and apologized to those who thought he was slurring Palestinians.

Now he’s on leave, accusing his antagonists of “deliberately trying to silence and even threaten pretty much the only Jewish professor on campus who openly advocates for Israel,” Andrew Pessin tells WTNH.

That’s not all – the school cancelled classes Monday and required students to attend events for a “campuswide conversation on racism, equity and inclusion,” and now its social media policy is under review, by the school’s own account.

The speaker list included “George Lipsitz, professor of Black Studies at UC Santa Barbara, and Barbara Tomlinson, professor of Feminist Studies at UC Santa Barbara.” […]

The school claims it only scheduled the mandatory forum after a second racially charged incident happened – “a racial slur found scrawled in bathrooms in the student center” on Sunday.

By the school’s own admission, several departments have already released statements against “hate speech.”

ISIS’ Female Sharia Police Mutilating Women Caught Breast Feeding In Public Using Medieval Torture Device…

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Not the first time we’ve seen reports about this.

Via Raqqa News:

A young mother has been savagely mutilated by ISIS – for breastfeeding in public.

Islamic State (ISIS) has a record of treating women appallingly. But a new report has revealed just how barbaric its regime can be. […]

Recently, one 24-year-old woman in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, Syria was recently accosted by the Al-Khansa brigade for breastfeeding her baby in public.

Her account of the resulting punishment is hair-raising.

“[T]hey took me to the ‘Hesba’ headquarters in the city, and escorted me to the torture chamber, then they asked me to choose between a whip or a ‘biter’,” the woman told anti-ISIS group A-Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.

“They brought a sharp object that has a lot of teeth and held me, placing it on my chest and pressing it strongly,” the young woman, nicknamed Batol to protect her identity, said.

“I screamed from pain and I was badly injured. They later took me to the hospital… I felt then that my femininity has been destroyed completely.” […]

The device “resembles the type of animal trap that closes on an animal’s legs when he touches it,” Ms Ibrahim a-Raqawi explained to Syria Direct. “The biter is like a jaw, when you press on it sharp teeth emerge.”

The horrific torture instrument is similar to the Spider, also known as the Spanish Spider due to its use during the Spanish Inquisition for the crimes of adultery and abortion. It has spikes or “teeth” on the end, and was used in the Middle Ages to shred or rip off the breasts of women accused of various ‘crimes’.

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Network Newscasts Devote 300% More Time to Indiana Religious Freedom Law Than Hillary E-Mail Server Wipe…

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Shocked? Didn’t think so.

Via Newsbusters:

The stunning revelation that Hillary Clinton wiped her personal e-mail server clean is the kind of political cover-up that should have sent the networks into overdrive, except they had an even more important agenda to advance: smearing an entire state and its Republican governor as anti-gay bigots.

From the morning of March 27 through March 30 evening the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks spent only 10 minutes and 15 seconds to the admission by Clinton’s own attorney that her State Department e-mails were wiped from the server that had been subpoenaed by Congress, but they devoted a whopping 35 minutes and 1 seconds to coverage of the Indiana religious freedom law.

The erasing of 18 and-a-half minutes of tape in the Nixon White House was considered an impeachable offense by the liberal media, but the deletion of Clinton e-mails that spanned the Benghazi investigation wasn’t the top story of the week. The networks found a more compelling object of obsession to cover in the last few days: A Republican governor signing a bill into law that merely underscores the First Amendment protection to people of faith.

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Lib Rag Salon Headline Of The Day…

“Progressive” news at its finest.

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