No good deed goes unpunished.
Via The Hill:
Rush Limbaugh’s money once helped pay for women to get abortions — sort of.
Texas novelist and abortion-rights activist Merritt Tierce told the Dallas Morning News that she had received thousands of dollars in tips from Limbaugh while waitressing. She then gave a large chunk to a group that funds abortions in Texas.
Tierce, who strongly leans liberal, said the $4,000 she received from Limbaugh while waitressing at a Dallas steakhouse felt like “blood money.”
She decided to donate “a sizable chunk” of it to an organization called Texas Equal Access Fund, which pays for about 1,000 abortions a year for low-income women.
“It felt like laundering the money in a good way,” Tierce told the Morning News about both times Limbaugh left her $2,000 tips on modest-size checks. “He’s such an obvious target for any feminist or sane person. It was really bizarre to me that he gave me $2,000, and he’s evil incarnate in some ways.”
Suppressing the residents rights to attend the meetings and imposing a backdoor tax.
After Ferguson, Mo., issued a press release promoting five town hall meetings to address concerns of the community, the Department of Justice informed the city that no media or non-residents would be allowed to attend.
“This was not and never was a decision made by the City and it will be up to DOJ to enforce it if that is their policy,” Ferguson spokesman Devin James wrote in an email to the St. Louis Post Dispatch. “The City simply wants to do what’s in the best interest of residents so they can have the opportunity to have meaningful dialogue.”
The meetings are being conducted by the Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service, which generally handles conflict resolution, but it is “required by law to conduct its activities in confidence and without publicity.”[...]
While the Ferguson spokesperson said that they would not be enforcing the Community Relations Service “ban,” Ferguson police were checking IDs at the door at the two remaining meetings, according to the Huffington Post.
A Ferguson resident was asked to leave after attempting to record one meeting, but was allowed to return when he promised not to continue, the Huffington Post reported.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder dispatched the Justice Department’s Community Relations Service to the city after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in August by a city police officer to help resolve racial tension.
Nan needs to take Senators Manchin, Hagan, Shaheen, Pryor and Landrieu to task for voting with the GOP on the amendment that barred Obama from spending any money to implement his amnesty plan.
Via Latin Post
Immigration advocates have attacked President Brack Obama’s decision to delay executive action on immigration until after the November elections. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, on the other hand, remains optimistic that this delay may prove more fruitful for those in favor of immigration reform.
On Monday, Pelosi was in Salt Lake City to receive the Excellence in Leadership award from the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (she is the first non-Hispanic to receive the award). While there, she told NBC News that she is “respectful of the disappointment” that Latinos have expressed in response to Obama’s decision.[...]
“I think that the anger is not placed in the right direction, and Republicans get off the hook,” she said. “They did nothing and people are picketing the president. I mean, [Republicans] don’t pay a price for that? … Understand this, the Republicans had the power to pass a law and they didn’t. You want to make a difference? Go sit in front of the Republican National Committee.”
It’s funny because it’s true.
HT: Kevin Boyd
I feel bad for the kid, imagine having this feminist loon as your mom.
Via Elite Daily:
This is a story about a woman who wanted her second grader to know that vaginas come in all shapes, colors and sizes. It’s also the story of really questionable parenting.
Redditor JPstudly posted a long tale of woe to a subreddit dedicated to massive f*ckups. The story is from a female friend who teaches a class of second graders.
A mother with an interesting take on empowering female children, pseudonym Autumn, signed up to bring in baked goods to her child’s class. [...]
When the teacher told Autumn that the cookies were inappropriate, the mother began yelling about the importance of young children learning about sexuality. Autumn left the cookies and stormed out.
The Lord, as in Chicago Jesus?
Vice President Joe Biden challenged Republicans to “see the Lord” or the “lightning” in regard to immigration reform during a speech he made at a reception for Hispanic Heritage month.
“I’m not offering any false hope about what they’ll do between now and the election, but … I can tell you, when this election [is] over in the lame-duck session, they may see the Lord. It is possible. But if they don’t, they will see some lightning,” Biden said on Monday at the fifth Hispanic Heritage month reception, according to White House press pool reports.
Biden spoke to a crowd of “leading members, advocates and educators from the Hispanic American community” focused on education within Hispanic communities, according to the pool report. The event was hosted at the Bidens’ Naval Observatory residence in Washington.
And if there’s one thing socialists are good at, it’s destroying things.
Why they didn’t see this coming is beyond me.
BHOPAL: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (Peta) first shot at religious activism — a call to Muslims to observe a vegetarian Eid this October — has misfired. It met with violent protests here on Monday.
One policeman was injured and a Peta volunteer roughed up by protestors, which included women, and later whisked away by Bhopal police.
Peta woman volunteer “Benazir Suraiya” attempted to make an appeal to Muslims to go vegetarian at the legendary Taj-ul-Masajid, said to be one of Asia’s largest mosques.
Camouflaged in a green hijab, to highlight the importance of vegetarianism, she walked towards the mosque gates with a couple of PETA volunteers holding a placard in Urdu and English which read: “Make Eid Happy for All. Try Vegan”.
With less than a dozen policemen deployed, locals took the opportunity and shouted slogans asking her to turn back. She was forced to take cover along with another PETA volunteer in the market outside the mosque.
Within minutes the crowd swelled and Suraiya was left to fend for herself as PETA supporters fled the scene. “We are going to get a taxi for Suraiya. Police has been called for support too,” said PETA volunteer Divya.
Interfaith outreach in the form of explosives.
Via CNS News:
An Armenian Apostolic church constructed in memory of the victims of the 20th century Armenian genocide was “rigged and dynamited” on Sunday by forces loyal to the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS), according to reports from Syria’s government news agency.
The Armenian Holy Martyrs Church in Der Zor, located in the Syrian desert 280 miles northeast of Damascus, was constructed in memory of the victims of the 1916 Armenian genocide and consecrated in 1991.
The site was chosen because Der Zor is believed to have housed death camps in which an estimated 150,000 to 400,000 Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Turks 100 years ago. The destroyed church included a museum housing the remains of some of the genocide victims.
News of the destruction of the church was met with outrage by ecclesiastical and political officials.
The eco-loons have a new icon.
This week’s climate-change marches have brought out some colorful characters with pretty far-out views, among those being actress Emma Thompson, who likened the fight against fossil fuels to the fight against apartheid.
Thompson took the stage at London’s march on Sunday, urging the crowd to boycott events with ties to fossil-fuel companies, including sporting events and media.
“Just as we argued in the 1980s that those who conducted business with apartheid South Africa were aiding and abetting an immoral system, we can say that nobody should profit from raising temperatures, seas, flooding, human suffering, poverty caused by the burning of fossil fuels,” Thompson said.
Wait, whose fault was it?
Via White House transcript:
Yes, this is hard. But there should be no question that the United States of America is stepping up to the plate. We recognize our role in creating this problem; we embrace our responsibility to combat it. We will do our part, and we will help developing nations do theirs. But we can only succeed in combating climate change if we are joined in this effort by every nation –- developed and developing alike. Nobody gets a pass.
Last week, ZIP posted a clip from comedian Michael Loftus’s new show “The Flipside” about the lies behind the global warming racket. He’s back this week with another funny rant on why the Republican Party sucks. Watch the complete clip below:
Via The Flipside official site.
Only $700K? That’s cheap by Obama’s standards.
Via Washington Examiner:
Taxpayers had to cough up $1,159,823 in just one month to fly President Obama to New York and Denver to raise money for Democrats and attend an LGBT event, according to documents obtained by a taxpayer watchdog group.
Judicial Watch told Secrets that the Air Force just provided expense reports detailing the flight costs of Air Force One to the cities in July.
The documents show that president’s July 8-9 fundraising trip to Denver cost the taxpayers $695,894.10.
His July 17-18 fundraising trip to New York City cost taxpayers $463,929.40.
Via Salon (yes, that Salon):
1) “Effort” Perhaps Obama’s favorite euphemism for what the U.S. is up to. In his September 10 address, Obama distinguished the “wars” in Iraq and Afghanistan from the “effort” against ISIS. “This counter-terrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to take out ISIL wherever they exist, using our air power and our support for partner forces on the ground,” Obama explained. In his weekly address on Saturday, the president said that “[t]his is an effort that America has the unique ability to lead.”
2) “Process” Asked in August 28 press conference whether he planned to seek congressional authorization for military action against ISIS, Obama sounded like the caricature of the professorial, technocratic president his critics purport him to be. “You know, I have consulted with Congress throughout this process,” Obama replied. “I am confident that as commander in chief I have the authorities to engage in the acts that we are conducting currently.”
3) “Fight” As close as Obama’s willing to get to saying the W-word. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday before departing for the United Nations, Obama said that U.S. air strikes in Iraq and Syria were “not America’s fight alone,” echoing his September 20 address in which he said that it was “a fight in which all countries have a stake.”
4) “Campaign” Not unlike a swing through Iowa and New Hampshire! Explaining his expansion of the war into Syria on Tuesday, the president noted, “I made clear that as part of this campaign the United States would take action against targets in both Iraq and Syria so that these terrorists can’t find safe haven anywhere.”
5) “A Moment of American Leadership.” Concluding his radio address on Saturday, Obama called this “a moment of American leadership … a moment we will meet.” Leadership. Exceptionalism. America.
This is how it always works…
Via Daily Caller:
The recent campaign to silence conservative radio legend Rush Limbaugh is led by ten liberal activists engaged in a more than four-year long effort to destroy Limbaugh by targeting his advertisers, including a Media Matters executive vice president.
A former Kent State university professor even targeted a small businessman advertising on Limbaugh’s show using her official university email account.
Information compiled by Limbaugh’s team — and first provided to The Daily Caller — demonstrates that nearly 70 percent of the tweets targeting Limbaugh’s advertisers come from the same ten Twitter users, all of whom are actively involved in the “Stop Rush” campaign, which keeps a database of all of Limbaugh’s advertisers.