Anti-NRA Protester: “No,” You Should Not Be Able To Defend Yourself With A Gun If Your Life Is In Danger…
Easy to say when your life isn’t in danger.
Via MRC TV
Easy to say when your life isn’t in danger.
Via MRC TV
Love the Stache.
BOLTON: He doesn’t think that Islamic extremism really exists. He thinks it’s not a problem. He thinks the Muslim Brotherhood is just fine. He wishes they were still in control in Egypt. He thinks you can talk to these fanatics and reason with them and negotiate with them.
He’s doing it not on the terrorist front but with the Ayatollahs in Tehran on the nuclear weapons program. and whether they’re Shia or Sunni religious fanatics, they look at this guy and say “we’re gonna take him to the cleaners” and they are.
I take that as an insult.
The network morning shows on Thursday were thrilled by Vice President Joe Biden joining Instagram on Wednesday and posting a selfie of himself with President Obama. On NBC’s Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie couldn’t contain her excitement: “Presidents and vice presidents, they’re just like us! The latest selfie racing around the web today.”
Including 26% of Democrats.
Via Fox News:
Nearly half of American voters think the IRS targeted conservative groups at the request of the White House, and most want Congress to keep investigating the matter.
The latest Fox News poll also finds 69 percent don’t feel President Obama has followed through on his vow to “find out exactly what happened on this.”
By a 49-41 percent margin, voters believe the Obama administration “intentionally had the IRS target conservative political groups.” That includes 26 percent of Democrats, 52 percent of independents and 71 percent of Republicans.
Meanwhile, 67 percent of voters want Congress to keep investigating the IRS until “someone is held accountable.” An all-time high of 78 percent thought lawmakers should investigate the IRS in early June.
So he’s at least mildly aware people can’t stand his administration?
Via The Hill:
President Obama said Thursday he does not want to “jam” up the 2016 Democratic nominee by saying the candidate would be a continuation of his presidency.
In an interview with CBS News, Obama described the presidency as a relay race and said the presidents tend to build off each other.
“I don’t necessarily want to jam them up,” he said. “We all are part of this relay race whether we’re vice presidents, presidents, the truth is we build off of what folks have done previously and some cases that includes Republican presidents.
“That’s the beauty of our democracy, it keeps on evolving and I’m sure that there are going to be some things that, whoever the next president is, want to continue, there are going to be some things that they’re going to want to do differently, but the trajectory is hopefully going to be one in which we’re broadening opportunity for every American.”
Another one bites the dust.
Via EAG News:
South Carolina’s top education leader announced on Monday that the Palmetto State is pulling out of the Common Core standardized testing group, Smarter Balanced.
Superintendent of Education Mick Zais sent a letter to state Board of Education members informing them of the move – after he learned he had the unilateral authority to do make it, PostAndCourier.com reports.
Zais was spurred to action by bills in the state legislature that, among other things, would prevent South Carolina from using the Smarter Balanced tests in schools.
“My recommendation was to get ahead of these actions of the General Assembly and show the members of the General Assembly that we believe exploring assessment options is the most prudent course of action for South Carolina,” Zais wrote in the letter.
The state was expected to begin using the Common Core-aligned Smarter Balanced tests during the 2014-15 school year. South Carolina students will still be tested on the new, nationalized math and English learning standards next year, but they may be given a re-worked version of the current state test or an alternative Common Core-aligned assessment, such as the ACT Aspire test, reports BeaufortGazette.com.
Obama smoking weed again?
Via Washington Examiner:
President Obama mocked Republican opponents of his health care law on Thursday, saying that they were going through the “stages of grief” and that critics should accept that the law is here to stay.
“I recognize that their party is going through, you know, the stages of grief, right?,” said Obama during a press briefing at the White House. “Anger and denial and all that stuff and it — we’re not at acceptance yet — but at some point, my assumption is, is that there will be an interest to figure out how do we make this work in the best way possible.”
Obama announced Thursday that 8 million consumers had signed up for Obamacare’s insurance exchanges and said that the successful enrollment period should end the debate over the law’s future.
Republicans, though, say they will press ahead with efforts to undo his signature domestic initiative.
Obama said that he was open to changing parts of the law to make it work better, but said that would “require a change in attitude on the part of the Republicans.”
BLM could not have screwed this up any worse if they tried.
Bunkerville, NEVADA, April 16, 2014 – Ben Swann interviewed Ryan Bundy, son of Cliven Bundy, on his radio program Wednesday. Bundy spoke about the continuing battle over the grazing land, the next steps federal agents may take, and what has already taken place on the property so far.
Bundy told Swann that federal agents have fled the area and left a great deal of gear and equipment and that they aren’t likely to return any time soon for it. He also said that federal agents destroyed much of the grazing infrastructure on the land, including water lines, water tanks, troughs, corrals, and fences.
The damage didn’t stop at just destroying infrastructure: Bundy revealed that their cattle, about 40 or so, had been killed by federal agents and thrown into a mass grave.
In these photographs provided to Benswann.com from the Bundy family, you can see that so called mass grave which was dug out with the use of a backhoe. Already inside that dirt grave you can see the body of at least one of the cattle.
Via Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Blog:
Yesterday, an exciting new addition to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History arrived: a 66.5 million year old Tyrannosaurus rex.
In honor of the T. rex’s arrival, the Smithsonian is encouraging people to get up and dance. They’ve teamed up with Alaskan artist and musician Ray Troll and his band, The Ratfish Wranglers, to create “National Rex,” an original song celebrating the dinosaur’s arrival and they want you to send in a 30 second video dancing to your own original “Rex Two-Step.”
To participate, all you have to do is listen to the song, get inspired, and start moving. Whether your dance involves classical steps or a modern flare, as long as you’re moving and having fun, you could be featured on Twitter (@NMNH) or Facebook! Check out all the rules, and follow along with the hashtag #rexstep!
Here at Let’s Move!, we’re all for getting active, and dancing is a great way to add activity to your daily routine. So why not grab a camera and show the T. rex how you move?
Last time I checked it ended peacefully.
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid on Thursday called supporters of Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy “domestic terrorists” because they defended him against a Bureau of Land Management cattle roundup with guns and put their children in harm’s way.
“They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,” Reid said during an appearance at a Las Vegas Review-Journal “Hashtags & Headlines” event at the Paris. “I repeat: what happened there was domestic terrorism.”
The BLM shut down its weeklong roundup of Bundy’s cattle Saturday after an armed confrontation with militia members who had traveled to Southern Nevada.
Because the law remains so widely popular.
Democrats should forcefully defend and be proud of the fact that millions of people . . . we’re helping, because of something we did.
According to the city, “it took about a minute” to cancel the contest after receiving the lone complaint. Doesn’t get any more pathetic than that.
Danielle Casavant called it poor judgment.
On Monday morning, the Lansing Board of Water and Light announced it was promoting a “Duck Dynasty” look-alike contest at its annual chili cook-off next month.
One of the stars of the popular reality television series, Phil Robertson, sparked controversy last year when he made anti-gay statements in an interview with GQ magazine.
BWL officials apparently were not aware of Robertson’s statements until Casavant — who lives on Lansing’s west side and is a customer of the public utility — sent an email early Monday afternoon to the utility’s social media specialist. Casavant had received a news release that same morning, announcing the first-ever contest.
After receiving Casavant’s email, “it took about a minute to decide to drop the contest,” BWL spokesman Steve Serkaian said in an interview. “We didn’t want any controversy from this matter to detract from what has been a longstanding, family-friendly event whose proceeds are donated to charitable causes.”
At 4:43 p.m. Monday, a few hours after Casavant sent her email, BWL issued an updated statement, saying that it “is committed to diversity and respects community differences, and we regret if the contest offended anyone.”
Casavant said the contest “showed poor judgment on their part.”
“The City of Lansing has come out very publicly promoting equality,” she said. “It seemed hypocritical to do something that glamourizes and promotes the show in any way.”
From today’s press conference:
Via Boston Herald:
[T]he article also states Warren was “confused” when the media jumped on her claim of inspiring the Occupy movement.
“There must have been a mistake — right?” Warren said she thought, before learning from an aide she had been correctly quoted as saying: “I created much of the intellectual foundation for what they do.”
Warren acknowledged, “My words sounded so puffy and self-important, and they made it seem as if I were trying to take credit for a protest I wasn’t even part of.”
I swear he’s trolling us.
I’m all set with being lectured on morality by Nancy Pelosi.
Via Roll Call:
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called House Republicans’ refusal to allow a vote on extending unemployment benefits “unconscionable” and “immoral.”
In a letter thanking Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican, and Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, a Democrat, for their support on the issue, Pelosi, D-Calif., urged the House to take action on a bill that passed the Senate last week.
“It is unconscionable that the House has not acted to renew emergency unemployment insurance,” she wrote. “Never before has Congress allowed emergency unemployment insurance to expire while long-term unemployment rates have remained so high.”
If the slaves were alive today they would seriously beg to differ.
. . . To invent a language for climate change, we might start with the historical analogy of slavery, which flourished during the Tambora climate emergency two centuries ago. Like our future under climate change, slavery was a human-designed global tragedy that lasted centuries, displaced tens of millions of people, and reorganized the wealth and demographics of the planet. Like climate change, slavery institutionalized the suffering of millions of people from the global south so that folks in Europe and North America (and China) might lead more comfortable, fulfilling lives. And like climate change, few people at the time saw slavery as a serious problem. Even those who did believed nothing could be done without bringing about global economic ruin. That exact argument is used today to defend the continuation of our fossil-fuelled societies.
Some historians have argued that it was the harnessing of carbon energy—not the abolitionists—that truly made an end to slavery possible in the 19th century. But in a dark historical irony, that same carbon energy, as a pollutant altering the chemistry of the atmosphere and oceans, is now ushering in a new era of global slavery. Millions this century, living and yet unborn, face displaced lives without hope or freedom of choice, only desperate hardship, due to haywire changes in weather patterns.
Does that make climate change the new slavery? One thing we can say with “high confidence,” to use the lingo of the IPCC, is that even now—as the U.N. panel marks its quarter-century anniversary with its fifth and most dire report—there is no international climate change movement comparable to abolitionism. For one thing, we don’t even have a name for the millions of people across the world who are passionately committed to the cause of averting climate disaster. Even Bill McKibben, probably the most effective climate activist in the United States, when branding his organization, could do no better than a number—350, the parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere we need to return to for climate safety.
Given that climate activism is faring so badly in the public-relations stakes, perhaps it’s time to brush off the old slogan that worked so famously well for the abolitionists, the rallying cry of the greatest humanitarian victory of all time: “Am I not a Man and a Brother?” And instead of an African in chains above the caption, let’s show a crowd of faces from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and the Arctic north—the faces you won’t find in the IPCC’s report, but who are stubbornly real nevertheless, living precariously in their millions on the shifting global frontlines of climate change.
Via Liberty Unyielding:
What do Sherman Alexie’s “Every Little Hurricane,” David Mitchell’s “Black Swan Green,” and Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” have in common? All contain scenes of overt sexuality, violence, the most vulgar language imaginable, or some combination thereof. Oh, and all are required readings under the Common Core Curriculum Standards.
Last December, the Newburgh (N.Y.) School District yanked “Black Swan Green” from its ninth-grade reading list after outraged parents complained about a passage in which the 13-year-old narrator graphically describes his father’s genitals and a sex act. The profanity in “Every Little Hurricane” is so extreme it would be out of place in a waterfront dive bar. And “The Bluest Eye,” taught in Grade 11, not only includes explicit depictions of pedophilia, rape, and incest but characterizes these acts variously as “friendly,” “innocent,” and “tender.”
Thankfully Bloomy isn’t running.
Apparently the only thing more effeminate than Obama is his air horn.