Transgender Inmate Being “Tortured” By Prison For Refusing To Turn Him Into A Woman…

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Ashley will never go on the straight and narrow.

Via Mother Jones

In December 2013, Ashley Diamond, a transgender woman locked up at a men’s state prison in Georgia, found herself in solitary confinement. Rutledge State Prison warden Shay Hatcher, she says, put her there for “pretending to be a woman.” The 36-year-old Diamond, who was first diagnosed with gender dysphoria as a teenager, had been denied hormone therapy since entering the prison system in 2012. She still identified as a woman, even as her body was becoming more masculine, causing her extreme anxiety and physical pain.

Later that month, Diamond claims, Hatcher sent her to solitary for a second time after she met with lawyers. About six days later, still in isolation, Diamond told him that she was not pretending, but rather had serious medical needs requiring treatment—and that she was suicidal due to her lack of care. That same day, Diamond tried to cut off her penis with a razor and kill herself; she was hospitalized on an emergency basis. She then received a letter from the medical director of the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC), saying that the officials who had confiscated her women’s clothes and refused to provide her with hormone therapy had handled matters “appropriately.”

Now, Diamond is taking her grievances to court. Earlier this month, the Southern Poverty Law Center initiated a lawsuit on her behalf that accuses eight current and former GDC employees of wrongfully denying her hormone therapy against the recommendations of doctors, and of failing to protect her from at least seven cases of sexual assault. Court documents, including copies of correspondences between Diamond and prison authorities, allege numerous incidents in which officials mistreated and outright harassed her. (The GDC declined to comment.)[…]

In April 2012, Diamond was imprisoned due to a parole violation for an earlier theft. She had been taking estrogen treatments, progestin creams, testosterone blockers, and anti-androgen medications for 17 years. Even so, prison authorities terminated her hormone therapy and assigned her to a close-security facility for adult male felons and other inmates with histories of assault and gang affiliation. Less than one month later, six gang members sexually assaulted her, according to court documents. After she complained, she says she was transferred in May 2012 to another close-security facility housing male felons, where she claims she was again sexually assaulted.[…]

In a February letter to GDC Commissioner Brian Owens, requesting her transfer from Valdosta State Prison, Diamond wrote, “I am not trying to be difficult or make my way hard. I just want to do my time safely and go home.” In her video statement, she added, “This is more than just about hormone care. This is about gross human rights violations. Three years of torture is enough.”

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Moonbats Latest Scott Walker Scandal: His Spokeswomen Are WAY TOO HOT…

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Scott Walker lives in their heads rent free.

Via The DC

The crusade to find some scandal — any scandal — to sink 2016 Republican presidential frontrunner Scott Walker officially jumped the shark on Monday when a deeply concerned American suggested that the Wisconsin governor’s spokeswomen are problematically attractive.

Isthmus, an alternative weekly newspaper out of Madison, raised the allegation in Tell All, a regular advice column.

“Dear Tell All,” troubled reader Kate Mallet wrote, “I can’t help noticing that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker picks beautiful young women to be the spokespeople for his administration and his campaigns.”

Mallet mentions four dazzling, alluring spokeswomen currently or previously employed by Walker: Laurel Patrick, Alleigh Marré, Jocelyn Webster and Ciara Matthews.

“It reminds me of Fox News, which uses super-sexy women as on-air talent rather than a normal range of women who just happen to be good journalists,” Mallet murmurs. “As with Fox, it’s hard to believe that the most talented females available to fill Walker’s frontline jobs also look like models.”

The reader then offers up a malignant conspiracy of beauty on par with the evils of tobacco companies.

“The thinking seems to be: We’ll use this eye candy to make our ‘product’ more palatable, just as the advertising industry has always done with noxious products like cigarettes and fast food,” Mallet proposes.

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Not Just Hillary: Source Tells Gawker Top Clinton Aides Also Used Private Emails At State Department…

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Including Huma Abedin…

Via Gawker:

Hillary Clinton is defending her use of a private email address, hosted at ClintonEmail.com, to conduct official State Department business by claiming that her emails were captured by official @state.gov accounts that other agency employees were instructed to use to contact her. But according to a knowledgeable source, at least two other top Clinton aides also used private email accounts to conduct government business—placing their official communications outside the scope of federal record-keeping regulations.

“Her top staffers used those Clinton email addresses” at the agency, said the source, who has worked with Clinton in the past. The source named two staffers in particular, Philippe Reines and Huma Abedin, who are said to have used private email addresses in the course of their agency duties. Reines served as deputy assistant secretary of state, and Abedin as Clinton’s deputy chief of staff. Both rank among Clinton’s most loyal confidantes, in and out of the State Department.

We were able to independently verify that Abedin used a ClintonEmail.com address at some point in time. There are several email addresses associated with Abedin’s name in records maintained by Lexis-Nexis; one of them is [email protected] An email sent to that address today went through without bouncing.

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Stop the Insanity: KC Barbecue Society Tells BBQ Pitmasters To Take Down American Flags In Alabama…

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Wait for the pork ban in the interest of political correctness.

Via FOX News

Nothing says America quite like smoking a pork butt and flying Old Glory.

“The sport of professional barbecue is extremely American and family oriented,” said pitmaster Jeff Petkevicius.

So you can imagine Jeff’s extreme displeasure when organizers of an Alabama barbecue competition ordered him – along with other competitors to take down the American flags hanging from their barbecue trailers.

It happened Feb. 27th at the Sam’s Club National BBQ Competition in Daphne, Ala., sponsored by the Kansas City Barbecue Society.

Jeff is the founder of “Give it to God” competition barbecue — a professional barbecue team that smokes meat and shares the love of Jesus. Both are noble missions.

Last Friday Jeff rolled into town with his barbecue trailer and promptly hoisted Old Glory. Not too long after, one of the organizers of the event told Jeff to take down the flag.

“There were six or eight of us that had flags flying,” he told me. “He went to each camp and told them to take the flag down and everybody did.” […]

So Jeff had a change of heart and decided to raise Old Glory – as an act of defiance.

“It was a matter of saying there are things more important (than a barbecue competition),” he said. “If they want to kick me out – I’ll leave.”

Jeff was not kicked out and he was not asked to take down the flag. As a matter of fact – after he re-raised the flag another competitor followed suit.

So why were the patriotic pitmasters told to take down the flags?

Jeff said they were told by event organizers that the flags violated a city ordinance in Daphne. But that allegation turned out to be false.

“No one from the city advised or asked anyone to take down flags of any type,” Mayor Dane Haygood told me. “”We proudly and boldly display American flags and we encourage everyone in the community to do the same.”

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Census Bureau: By 2020, More Than Half Of Children In The US Will Be Minorities…

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By 2044, America as a whole is projected to be majority-minority.

Via MRCTV:

According to a new U.S. Census Bureau report released Tuesday, more than half (50.2%) of the nation’s children are expected to be a part of a minority race or ethnic group by 2020.

Entitled “Projections of the Size and Composition of the U.S. Population: 2014 to 2060,” the report examines the total U.S. population, native and foreign born.

Other major findings include the following:

The total U.S. population is projected to increase by 98.1 million between 2014 and 2060, from an estimated 319 million to 417 million respectively.
By 2030, all baby boomers will have reached age 65 or older.
The percent of foreign born is expected to increase each decade, its rate of growth projected to outpace that of natives.
By 2044, the U.S. population as a whole is expected to become majority-minority.
By 2060, the nation’s foreign-born will reach nearly one in five of the total population, from 13 percent in 2014 to 19 percent.
Also by the year 2060, an estimated 36 percent of children (people under age 18) will be “single-race non-Hispanic White,” compared with 52 percent today.

Oversight Committee To Join Benghazi Committee In Probing Hillary Emails For Violation Of Federal Law…

House Holds Special Hearing On Security Failures In Consulate Attack In Benghazi

Second committee to announce a probe today. Update to this story.

Via NY Post:

A congressional committee will review whether Hillary Clinton violated federal law by using a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, it was announced Tuesday.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said his panel will join with the Benghazi committee in reviewing whether Clinton broke any disclosure laws.

“Violations of the Federal Records Act within federal agencies is something we take very seriously,” Chaffetz said.

“The House Oversight Committee will work with (Chairman) Mr. (Trey) Gowdy and the Select Committee on Benghazi to further explore Hillary Clinton’s use of personal emails while at the State Department.”

Clinton, still facing fallout from a 2012 attack on a diplomatic outpost in Libya that killed an ambassador and three security aides, is under fire for the email controversy.

Critics said that by using a personal email address, Clinton may have breached security and broken disclosure laws.

Not only did Clinton send and receive tens of thousands of emails from the unregulated address, she was never during her four-year tenure issued an official government account with which to communicate.

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Iraqi Minister Says Jews Secretly Behind ISIS Destruction Of Ancient Arti­facts In Mosul…

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Via ADL:

Dur­ing a Mon­day TV appear­ance on the pan-Arab satel­lite TV sta­tion AlMayadeen, Iraqi Deputy Min­is­ter of Tourism and Antiq­ui­ties, Qais Hus­sein, claimed that ISIS’s destruc­tion of ancient arti­facts in the Iraqi city of Mosul is an Israeli con­spir­acy against the his­tory of Iraq.

Accord­ing to AlMayadeen, the Iraqi offi­cial “accused Israel of being behind the destruc­tion and the loot­ing of archae­o­log­i­cal sites in Mosul, includ­ing the City Museum.” Hus­sein said, “Israel bares the pri­mary respon­si­bil­ity in the van­dal­ism of the archae­o­log­i­cal sites.” He also claimed that the Iraqi gov­ern­ment has evi­dence that antiques have been sold out and trans­ferred from Iraq to Israel, stress­ing that Israel “is con­sid­ered, today, a place to assem­ble the Iraqi antiq­ui­ties, where some are kept while oth­ers are exported over­seas to be sold at auctions.”

Accord­ing to Hus­sein, Israel is behind these acts of destruc­tion because of “the Torah and Jew­ish mythology.”

Soros-Funded Media Matters Bigot Oliver Willis: Americans With Guns A Bigger Threat Than Iran With Nuclear Weapons…

Now if you will excuse Oliver, he’s needs to file George’s horns down.

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Breaking: Did Sec Of Defense Hagel Also Fail To Have Government Email, Or Did DOD Lie To Avoid Giving Up His Emails?

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Official FOIA response to Leopold here.

Josh Rogin writes for Bloomberg, Jason Leopold writes for VICE.

So which is it, Mr. Secretary? Did you break the law, or is the DOD lying to shelter your emails?

HT: CJ Ciaramella

Breaking: NSA HQs Hit By Gunfire…

Via NBC:

Shots were reportedly fired near the National Security Agency’s headquarters Tuesday, officials say, and the agency says one of its buildings was damaged by what appear to be multiple gunshots.

Park Police officials told News4 they’re investigating a report of shots fired along the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 32 in Fort Meade, Maryland. The NSA is located nearby.

The NSA and Park Police officials are investigating whether the incidents are related, though Park Police have shut down northbound BW Parkway at Rt. 32 for police investigation.

There is no word of any injuries.

The shooting comes just a couple hours after someone fired shots along the Maryland Intercounty Connector (ICC) near Interstate 95 in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Two men suffered minor injuries in that shooting, and no arrest has been made.

Benghazi Committee Says Hillary Used Multiple Personal Email Accounts, Same As Her Personalities…

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Hillary may end up running…from the law that is.

Via Politico

The House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi will issue new requests to Hillary Clinton for emails from multiple personal accounts she used during her tenure as secretary of state.

Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) told reporters on Tuesday that lawyers for the Benghazi Committee would be issuing the new requests – which he didn’t rule out could come in the form of subpoenas – to Clinton and her email providers in the coming weeks.

“It was not as if she had both an official and a private email account. She did not use personal email in addition to government email. She used personal email in lieu of government email,” Gowdy said. “And she had more than one private email account.”

“The State Department cannot certify that have produced all of former Secretary Clinton’s emails because they do not have all of former Secretary Clinton’s emails nor do they control access to them,” he said.

Gowdy’s committee in probing what happened on Sept. 11, 2012 at the Benghazi consulate where four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed by Islamic extremists. The panel has long-sought emails from Clinton’s Start Department tenure to understand how the Obama administration reacted to the security concerns before and after the attacks.

The committee, Gowdy said, has known since last summer that Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic Party’s 2016 nomination, used personal email addresses while serving as secretary. He said the committee has worked with Clinton advisers and the department to gain access to documents relating to the Benghazi attacks.[…]

Clinton privately told Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the panel, she was willing to testify before the Benghazi panel as early as last fall, but Gowdy has said was putting off her appearances until the panel received all of the emails requested.

Cummings called on Gowdy earlier Tuesday to release the emails from Clinton.

“Although Secretary Clinton has produced her emails to the State Department, it is unclear from press reports whether previous Secretaries have done the same. Last month, the Committee received Secretary Clinton’s emails relating to Benghazi, and now that we have them, I believe Chairman Gowdy should join with me to make them available to the American public so they can read their contents for themselves,” the Maryland Democrat said in a statement.

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CUNY Gives Refunds To Illegal Aliens Who Paid Out-of-State Tuition…

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American citizens still pay full price.

Via Breit Bart

City University of New York is returning thousands of dollars to about 150 immigrant students who live illegally in the U.S. and overpaid for their tuition.

A student group called CUNY Dreamers told school officials late last year that many immigrant students from New York paid higher, out-of-state tuition even though they were eligible for in-state rates, a difference of about $4,000 per semester.

A CUNY spokesman said administrators conducted a review of enrollments on CUNY’s 24 campuses and began the process of returning excess payments.

New York is among 19 states that allow in-state tuition for immigrant students. Its law requires immigrant students to have attended a New York state high school or received their GED in the state.

Tingles: Reckless, Racist Republicans Ready to Go All Goldwater Become Hard Core Conservatives…

If it wasn’t for dog whistle racism Tingles wouldn’t have a script.

Via News Busters

Say “1964,” and those of us old enough might think of the appearance on Ed Sullivan’s show of some little British group called the Beatles. But Chris Matthews recalls something else: the Republican party’s decision to nominate Mr. Conservative, Barry Goldwater, and his ensuing wipeout by LBJ.

On his MSNBC show tonight, Matthews suggested that Republicans are in a similarly reckless mood, and might well nominate a true conservative, electoral consequences be damned. And, oh yeah, Chris contended that the GOP would do so out of racist motives.

CHRIS MATTHEWS: I tell you, I know it’s just CPAC, but I smell another ’64, another Goldwater year, where they don’t care about winning, they want to show their gutsy attitude of anger against illegal immigrants, or immigrants generally, and their anger against the Republican establishment. They don’t like people like Bush or Boehner […]

Everything we see, the spectacle of CPAC, the Speaker’s defeat on homeland security, the weakness of Bush in the polls, all point to a coming division. For the first time in a half-century, I can see the right doing the bouncing and overthrowing the Bushes and the Boehners and heading for the wild poltical horizon. I’m concerned about the usual notions of political advantage, not caring whether it loses at all to honor the single dazzling prospect that, given all the anger in the land, it just could win it all. So what will it be? A walk-out by the right? Or a takeover not seen since Goldwater days?

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Obama: “I’m Not Focused On Theater” From Netanyahu, “I’m Focused” On Negotiating With Iran…

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Negotiations are going so well Iran’s lead negotiator had to be told to stop screaming at John Kerry… by Ayatollah Khamenei.

BARACK OBAMA: What I also know is if we don’t have a deal, as prime minister Netanyahu suggested, if, in fact, he’s right and they are not trustworthy and they intend to pursue a covert program and they cheat, we’ll be far less aware of it until it is potentially too late. What I also know is that he made the same argument before this current interim deal and even officials in his own government acknowledged that Iran has, in fact, maintained their end of the bargain. So, what I’m focused on right now is solving this problem. I’m not focused on the politics of it, I’m not focused on the theater of it. And my strong suggestion would be that members of Congress, as they evaluate it, stay similarly focused.

Leftist Al Arabiya English Editor-In-Chief: Obama’s Wrong, Netanyahu’s Right On Iran…

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Must’ve really hurt him to admit this…

Via Truth Revolt:

Even the Editor-in-Chief of Al Arabiya English believes that when it comes to Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is right and President Obama is wrong. Faisal J. Abbas, whose leftist credentials are impeccable (he blogs for the Huffington Post) said that a recent ceremony to thank IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, Netanyahu correctly estimated the threat. Abbas wrote on Al Arabiya, “The Israeli PM managed to hit the nail right on the head when he said that Middle Eastern countries are collapsing and that “terror organizations, mostly backed by Iran, are filling in the vacuum.”

Abbas continued, “In just a few words, Mr. Netanyahu managed to accurately summarize a clear and present danger, not just to Israel (which obviously is his concern), but to other U.S. allies in the region.”

Then, after praising Netanyahu, Abbas got down to business, pointing out Obama’s dangerous Iran policy:

What is absurd, however, is that despite this being perhaps the only thing that brings together Arabs and Israelis (as it threatens them all), the only stakeholder that seems not to realize the danger of the situation is President Obama, who is now infamous for being the latest pen-pal of the Supreme Leader of the World’s biggest terrorist regime: Ayottallah Ali Khamenei. (Although, the latter never seems to write back!)

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Conservative Paper At University Of Minnesota Warned Not Satirize Terrorists…

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“While reviewing one of the sample publications, committee members came across material that demonstrated an overt lack of sensitivity to the portrayal of members of the Arab world.”

Does the First Amendment even apply on college campuses anymore?

Via Campus Reform:

No student or student group at a public university should have to fight for their First Amendment rights. But as I’m preparing for graduation in a few short months, that’s exactly what I find myself doing—fighting for the rights of my student publication.

At the Minnesota Republic, we pride ourselves in standing up for freedom of speech on campus because we might not exist without it.

Our publication, derived from the University of Minnesota’s Students for a Conservative Voice (SCV), allows students on campus to share their viewpoints no matter what—even if they are considered offensive.

And no other publication on campus can say that.

When Vice Provost of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Danita Young Brown apologized to students for a student group throwing a fiesta on the grounds that it might offend the Chicano and Latino students, we printed Goldy Gopher with a sombrero on the front cover. After the Charlie Hebdo attacks, we put a drawing of Muhammad on the cover, asking for speech over terror.

We do these things to show support for students’ right to say what they want on campus.

But the Student Service Fees Committee (SSFC) is now putting our rights in danger.

Every year student groups apply for funding from this committee, which is responsible for allocating millions of dollars. And while it’s a fight every year to secure the funding needed to print the Minnesota Republic, this year we were faced with a new challenge—the right to publish what we want.

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Government Union Warns Obama’s Lax Immigration Policy Is Virtually Inviting An Attack Worse Than 9/11…

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What do you expect from a White House who thinks “climate change” is a greater threat than terrorism?

Via Daily Caller:

President Barack Obama’s lax immigration policies are inviting another massive jihad attack similar to the 9/11 atrocity, says Kenneth Palinkas, president of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees’ union.

Obama’s deputies are “lessening the vetting of each and every alien who applies for permanent residency or citizenship in the U.S.,” Palinkas said in a statement Tuesday.

“By not scrutinizing each and every applicant to the fullest extent possible to ensure America’s security, we invite an even more catastrophic event than what occurred on 09/11/2001,” he said.

Obama’s rollback of security checks means that “it is more than likely that any attack from terrorists will come from within the borders of the U.S., and it is further likely that ISIS or Al Qaeda would try to launch these attacks by obtaining a visa or working with elements already here on visas,” he said.

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Judge Napolitano: Hillary Clinton May Be Guilty Of The Same Crime To Which Petraeus Just Pled Guilty

Government employees like Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State are supposed to use government email. The law now forbids the the use of personal email, unless the employee copies ALL the emails to the government so they are retained by the government.

So not only did Hillary knowingly violate the rules, she is now saying she gets to determine what is “relevant” to turn over.

The criminal part, as Judge Napolitano notes, would be exposing classified information to ‘improper storage’ which is one of the reasons you’re supposed to be using government email and thereby government servers.

Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei Uses Code Pink’s #ShutDownAIPAC Hashtag To Declare Hatred Of Israel A “Sign Of Divine Help”…

Obama’s pen-pal.

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Another Hate Crime Hoax: LGBT Leader Charged After Pleading For Help On Facebook Saying He Was Kidnapped And In The “Trunk Of His Car”…

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Via BuzzFeed:

An LGBT rights advocate in Ohio was charged Tuesday with making false statements after he posted on social media that he was being abducted, a Greene Township police official told BuzzFeed News.

Adam Hoover, the Co-President of Marriage Equality Ohio, posted on Twitter and Facebook on Monday evening.

The Facebook post was shared nearly 500 times, and the Twitter post was retweeted more than 1,000 times as of Tuesday.

The Greene Township police department was “inundated with phone calls form friends and family,” said Lt. Jim Vetter, and “investigative and patrol” teams were deployed to look for Hoover.

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