OFA Claims GOP ‘War On Women’, Sends Out Email Featuring Ted Kennedy

Let’s remember the real “War on Women” by Ted Kennedy, who treated women like pieces of meat for his own pleasure for umpteen years, famous for the doing the “sandwich” on unsuspecting unwilling waitresses in restaurants with fellow Senator and misogynist pig Chris Dodd.

Even more famous for driving his car off a bridge with Mary Jo Kopechne in it, leaving her to drown, trapped in the car, and not reporting it till the next morning.

But yeah, let’s talk about “binders of women”.

HT: Twitchy

7 W&L Students Demand Removal Of Confederate Flags, Decry View Of Lee’s Legacy

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Latest tactic, pick a school and demand they remove “offensive symbols”, provide birth control(Fluke) or change the school song

Via The Roanoke Times

Some Washington & Lee University law students want the university to live by its honor code and stop glorifying its namesake by acknowledging the dishonorable side of both Robert E. Lee and W&L.

Seven multiracial students, calling themselves The Committee, have demanded that W&L remove the flags of the Confederacy from the campus and Lee Chapel, acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery, recognize Martin Luther King Day on the undergraduate campus and ban neo-Confederates from marching across campus to the chapel on Lee-Jackson Day.

If their demands are not met by Sept. 1, they will engage in civil disobedience.

University President Kenneth Ruscio on Wednesday issued a letter to the W&L community that said “we take these students’ concerns seriously. The issues they have raised are important, and we intend to address them.”

Ruscio said W&L invites a prominent speaker during MLK Legacy Week; the undergraduate faculty decides whether classes are held on MLK day; the eight battle flags in Lee Chapel, representing armies of the Confederate States of America, are educational and historical, and the university does not observe Lee-Jackson Day.

His message did not indicate whether W&L would meet any of the students’ demands, but that he invited them to meet with the University Committee on Inclusiveness and Campus Climate that has been holding focus groups on these same issues.

The students said that they emailed the committee four days ago and had yet to hear a response.

Washington & Lee last fall announced W&L Promise, a program that covers tuition for students whose families earn less than $75,000 a year as a way to broaden the student body diversity along “social-economic, geographical, racial, ethnic — the widest possible use of the term,” Ruscio said then. The private school in Lexington, among the nation’s first universities, has in recent years promoted itself as an inclusive, diverse institution.

Anjelica Hendricks and Dominik Taylor, two of the seven law students who formed the protest committee, said they bought into W&L’s message at first. Both grew up in Virginia and understand the culture but also know that history needs to be presented in its context.

“As a native of Virginia, I understand that every prestigious school in Virginia is named after a slave owner. I went to James Madison University,” Hendricks said. “JMU was very comfortable. The name of the institution didn’t matter. It was all about the atmosphere.”

She found W&L and Lexington welcoming when she visited, but the experience soured immediately upon moving in.

“During orientation we had to go inside Lee Chapel and sign an honor contract to uphold our honor according to the honor of Robert E. Lee,” she said. Signing that contract in the shadow of a slave owner, and beneath plaques honoring Confederate soldiers and battle flags bowing to a movement to keep black people enslaved is hurtful, she said.

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British Teenager Killed Waging Jihad In Syria…

One less terrorist the Brits need to worry about.

Via BBC:

A British teenager who “died in battle” in Syria has been described as a “martyr” by his father.

Sussex Police said they received information on Monday that 18-year-old Abdullah Deghayes, from Brighton, had been killed “in recent weeks”.

The foreign secretary has urged Britons not to fight in Syria and police say they face arrest on their return.

But Abubaker Deghayes said his son was in Syria with his two brothers to fight a “dictator” and was not a terrorist.

At his home in Brighton, Abubaker Deghayes said he had heard of his son Abdullah’s death though Facebook.

He said: “As far as I know, Abdullah went to Syria – without my consent or his mother’s consent – to fight in Syria against the dictator [President Bashar al-Assad].

“He was killed in a battle, as far as I know.”

He said one of Abdullah’s brothers, Amer, 20, suffered a bullet wound to the stomach in the battle, while another brother, Jafar, 16, was unhurt.

Hollywood Moonbat Roseanne Lost Weight And Wants You Know About It

I no longer fantasize about women ….

Liz Warren Fills Void For Democrats As Hillary Stays On The Sidelines

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How much Wampum has Liz kept for herself?

Via The Hill

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has emerged as one of the top fundraisers for Senate Democratic candidates in the midterm election campaign, filling a void left by the absence of Hillary Clinton.

Warren, who was elected to her first term in 2012, has already raised more than $2.3 million for Senate Democratic candidates this election cycle, according to her staff. She has also transferred $100,000 from her campaign account to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC).

“She’s the biggest draw so far,” said a Senate Democratic campaign aide, referring to Warren’s knack for getting donors to open up their checkbooks.

A senior Senate Democratic aide agreed with that assessment.

Clinton is one of the few Democrats who can match Warren’s ability to excite the party base, but she has stayed on the sidelines while focusing on a memoir that is due out in June. Last year, Clinton campaigned only for New York City mayor Bill de Blasio and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D).

Warren, by contrast, has given more than $180,000 to Senate Democratic candidates and colleagues through her leadership political action committee, PAC for a Level Playing Field, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission.

The recipients of her largess include vulnerable incumbents such as Sens. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), and Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), who each received contributions totaling $10,000.

“She’s stepping into a vacuum, which politics abhors,” said Peter Ubertaccio, a political science professor at Stonehill College in Easton, Mass. “Clinton is the leading woman in her party. Warren is someone who is competing for that role.

“Warren has become a much greater factor in the Democratic Party than anyone could have foreseen just a couple of years ago,” he added.

Democratic donors in the Boston area, a major fundraising hub, take their cues from Warren on which candidates to support.

“I went to a fundraiser for Sen. [John] Walsh [D-Mont.] and it was very clear from the hosts that even though she wasn’t there, her name was invoked several times as being a person who was being supportive of Sen. Walsh and wanted us all of us to be supportive of Sen. Walsh,” said Scott Ferson, a Boston-based Democratic strategist. “So she’s been a very effective gatekeeper of the Boston money.”

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Clinton Docs From 90s Reveal They Were Worried Internet Would Allow “Unregulated Data” To Get “Out To All”

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That would be worrisome, wouldn’t it? An unregulated Internet that could be a haven for free thought and a challenge to the liberal media orthodoxy. Can’t have that…

Via Breitbart:

Just ahead of a possible Hillary run for the presidency, the Clinton Library released a new load of documents from President Bill Clinton’s years in the White House. One of those documents attempts to explain Hillary’s “vast right-wing conspiracy” claim in which the Clinton administration accused Republican staffers of colluding with “extremists” on the Internet to hurt the Clintons.

On January 27, 1998, Hillary Clinton appeared on NBC’s Today Show. During her interview with Matt Lauer, she claimed that a “vast right-wing conspiracy” had been trying to destroy her husband “since the day he announced for president.”

That interview drew a lot of raised eyebrows and became a joke for years afterward. Hillary’s accusation became such a hot-button issue that Clinton’s White House felt it had to defend itself and drew up a full 28-page report to “prove” that there was, indeed, a “vast right-wing conspiracy.” This conspiracy was brewing, supposedly, among conservative think tanks, in conservative newspapers, and on that newfangled Internet thing, as all were colluding with the GOP to undermine the President.

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Top French Socialist Economist Say He Has Been Working With Obama And The Democrats “For A Long Time”…

Shocker.

Via France 24:

In his latest book, French economist Thomas Piketty warns that modern-day capitalism leads to unsustainable levels of inequality. While he is often linked to France’s Socialist Party, his writings have made him unusually popular in the US.

Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” has only just been translated into English – several weeks ahead of schedule, due to popular demand – and the New York Times’s star columnist Paul Krugman has already described it as “the most important economics book of the year — and maybe of the decade”.

The French economist’s current US book tour is turning into something of a red carpet event. So far this week, he has met the White House’s Council of Economic Advisors as well as Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.

“The Democratic Party, especially the Obama administration, has been in contact with us and using our findings for a long time,” Piketty told AFP in Washington.

On Wednesday evening, he was due to give a conference at the City University of New York, along with economics Nobel Prize laureates Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman.

Capitalism’s inherent flaws

In “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”, Piketty warns that free-market economies will see ever growing concentration of wealth in the hands of those who already hold capital.

“When the rate of return on capital exceeds the rate of growth of output and income, as it did in the nineteenth century and seems quite likely to do again in the twenty-first, capitalism automatically generates arbitrary and unsustainable inequalities that radically undermine the meritocratic values on which democratic societies are based,” he wrote.

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US Synagogue Network Urges Jews Not To Walk Home Alone

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I would urge them to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

Via JPost

The National Council of Young Israel has urged synagogue goers not to walk home alone during the final days of the Passover holiday.

The security precaution is one of several emailed to those affiliated with the national modern orthodox synagogue network this week in response to the recent shooting attack at a Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas.

Jewish community centers, synagogues and other institutions around the country boosted their security last week following the attack, in which Klansman Frazier Glenn Cross killed three people, including a teenage boy.

Police have increased their presence at Jewish sites in both New York and Washington and senior Jewish communal officials have consulted with both the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.

“Don’t walk home alone late at night. Always walk with a buddy,” NCYI’s Ari Matityahu recommended to affiliate communities.

Other security precautions suggested include not letting strangers into synagogues, employing the “Run/Hide/Fight model of active shooter response” and securing trash cans so that “bombs can’t be hidden in them.”

Justice Antonin Scalia: If Taxes Become Too High, “Perhaps You Should Revolt”

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Of course, if you take an originalist view of the Constitution, then taxes are pretty much anathema to you. The Founders would choke if they saw the current taxes.

Via Washington Times:

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a group of law students that it might be a good idea to revolt if taxes become too high in the future.

While speaking at the University of Tennessee College of Law on Tuesday, Justice Scalia was asked by a student about his interpretation of the constitutionality of the income tax, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported

The longest-serving justice currently on the bench answered the student by saying that the government has the constitutional right to implement the tax, “but if it reaches a certain point, perhaps you should revolt.”

Justice Scalia continued to tell the students that they have every right to express criticism of the government.

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CAIR Claims Mosques Are “Vulnerable To Terrorist Attacks,” Urges Them To Apply For DHS Grant Money…

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Do jihadi work accidents count as terrorist attacks?

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/17/14) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is urging mosques and Muslim institutions nationwide to consider applying for funds available through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP).

The program is designed to assist nonprofit organizations that are vulnerable to terrorist attacks with procuring and installing security equipment to enhance safety.

The NSGP application process opened March 18, 2014, and may be found on the FEMA website. The deadline for submitting the application is May 23, 2014 11:59 p.m. EDT.

What The Heck Is This American Plane, Owned By The Bank Of Utah, Doing In Iran?

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Quick cash run from Harry Reid?

Via Daily Caller:

On Tuesday morning, a plane owned in trust by the Bank of Utah showed up in a very visible area of the Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, the capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

What was it doing there exactly? Nobody knows, reports The New York Times.

Under President Barack Obama, the United States has eased some of the long-standing punitive economic sanctions against Iran. Still, very little American — or European — economic activity is allowed inside the religious theocracy.

The Bank of Utah is certainly no Wells Fargo. The Ogden-based community bank has all of 13 branches including three in Ogden, two in Salt Lake City and one in Trementon (pop. 7,647). Its humble motto is: “Experience. Service.”

The bank’s senior officials say they are baffled.

“We have no idea why that plane was at that airport,” Brett King, a Bank of Utah executive in Salt Lake City, told the Times.

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Wisconsin Public Sector Unions Still Losing Members

Scott Walker

He gave the workers a choice.

Via Washington Examiner

Wisconsin’s public sector unions continue to struggle to retain members in the wake of Gov. Scott Walker’s reforms, new Labor Department filings indicate. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees District Council 48, one of the union’s four main branches in the state, has seen its membership slip to just 3,405 by the end of 2013. It had more than 9,000 members as recently as 2010.

Walker’s reforms ended the state’s practice of automatically deducting membership dues from public sector workers on behalf of their union and for the first time, allowed those workers to opt out of being union members. Effectively, he applied right-to-work rules to those unions. The reforms also required the unions to submit to annual recertification votes and limited collective bargaining to just wages.

Many members took advantage of those reforms and left. Council 48′s membership fell to just over 6,000 in 2011, the year the reforms were enacted. The following year, it fell to 3,498. The only good news for the union is that 2013′s losses, just 93 members, weren’t as steep as the previous years.

The reforms also had a serious impact on the union’s finances. It reported total assets of over $2 million in 2010, but just $778,855 for 2013. A spokesperson for the council could not be reached for comment.

The overall number of public sector union members in the Badger State is not clear, though. Current data for AFSCME’s other three main state branches was not available. Only private sector unions are required to make the federal filings, called “LM-2s,” which include their membership numbers. Council 48 had to file one because while it mostly represents state employees, it does also have some private sector members.

Another branch, AFSCME Council 40, has made filings in the past. It reported having 31,730 members at the end of 2010. That dropped to 29,777 the following year and was just 20,488 by the end of 2012.

Overall union membership in the state is up, though. The Labor Department reported in January that it was 12.3 percent, up from 11.2 percent the year before. These numbers include public and private sector members.

Jihadi Work Accident: Six Taliban IED Emplacers Killed When Roadside Bomb Detonates Prematurely…

Feel good story of the day.

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Up to six Taliban insurgents were killed Saturday in a blast in eastern Afghan province of Ghazni, police said.
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“A local Taliban leader named Mullah Saddiq, along with five militias, were killed after improvised explosive devices (IEDs) they were building went off prematurely in Khoshak locality of the provincial capital Ghazni city at around morning,” deputy provincial police chief Asadullah Insafi told Xinhua.

The killed militants planned to use the IEDs to target security forces.

“Local people tried to stop the militants from entering the holly place but failed. The mosque building was destroyed in the explosion but no civilian was hurt in the incident,” he noted.

Health Care Site Flagged In Heartbleed Review

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Another glitch

Via WISTV

People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government’s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.

Senior administration officials said there is no indication that the HealthCare.gov site has been compromised and the action is being taken out of an abundance of caution. The government’s Heartbleed review is ongoing, the officials said, and users of other websites may also be told to change their passwords in the coming days, including those with accounts on the popular WhiteHouse.gov petitions page.

The Heartbleed programming flaw has caused major security concerns across the Internet and affected a widely used encryption technology that was designed to protect online accounts. Major Internet services have been working to insulate themselves against the problem and are also recommending that users change their website passwords.

Officials said the administration was prioritizing its analysis of websites with heavy traffic and the most sensitive user information. A message that will be posted on the health care website starting Saturday reads: “While there’s no indication that any personal information has ever been at risk, we have taken steps to address Heartbleed issues and reset consumers’ passwords out of an abundance of caution.”

The health care website became a prime target for critics of the Obamacare law last fall when the opening of the insurance enrollment period revealed widespread flaws in the online system. Critics have also raised concerns about potential security vulnerabilities on a site where users input large amounts of personal data.

The website troubles were largely fixed during the second month of enrollment and sign-ups ultimately surpassed initial expectations. Obama announced this week that about 8 million people had enrolled in the insurance plans.

The full extent of the damage caused by the Heartbleed is unknown. The security hole exists on a vast number of the Internet’s Web servers and went undetected for more than two years. Although it’s conceivable that the flaw was never discovered by hackers, it’s difficult to tell.

The White House has said the federal government was not aware of the Heartbleed vulnerability until it was made public in a private sector cybersecurity report earlier this month. The federal government relies on the encryption technology that is impacted – OpenSSL – to protect the privacy of users of government websites and other online services.

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Obama Talks Easter And What It Means To Christians Like Him

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“Shared commitment to love our neighbors as ourselves”?

Yes, I can see his “Christianity” in his treatment of Republicans. Not so much, but I can certainly see his love of himself.

Boko Haram gives a great demonstration of “loving our neighbors as ourselves” when they are slaughtering Christians in Nigeria.

The “we all believe the same thing” is a sop, when there are many Muslims who believe in the Caliphate and believe it is their duty to kill us.

Via Washington Times:

President Obama on Saturday took a break from his usual partisan weekly address and instead simply wished Americans a happy Easter.

Rather than push for immigration reform, a hike in the minimum wage or other initiatives he’s pushed in recent weeks, the president kept this weekend’s comments free from any controversy.

“For me, and for countless other Christians, Holy Week and Easter are times for reflection and renewal. We remember the grace of an awesome God, who loves us so deeply that He gave us his only Son, so that we might live through Him,” Mr. Obama said. “The common thread of humanity that connects us all — not just Christians and Jews, but Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs — is our shared commitment to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.”

But Republicans countered by offering clear distinctions between their party and the party of the president, touting GOP alternatives on education, health care and a wide variety of other issues.

“Republicans want to enable and empower you. We want to be the iPhone party. We believe government ought to be a platform that gives you more opportunity and freedom to create a happier, more prosperous and safer life,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican. “Usually in Washington, Republicans are the enablers and Democrats are the mandators … Just imagine the Internal Revenue Service, the Food and Drug Administration or the Labor Department enabling you rather than ordering you around.”

Dumb: Dem Sen. Richard Blumenthal Nearly Hit By Train – Dumber: During Press Conference On Commuter Safety…

Fail of the day.

Chicago Magazine: Rahm Emanuel Fudging Crime Stats To Make It Look Like They’re Dropping

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Oopsie, looks like Rahm caught…

Make sure you read the original article, link provided below in the post, for an adventure in corruption.

Via Fox News:

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy frequently insists that warm weather does not cause shootings. However,the last week’s temperatures support the notion that a break from the cold brings gun-toting gang members back to the streets.

Vendettas, which were on ice over the long brutal winter, are hot and fresh again.

Temperatures on Thursday nudged up into the 60s and eight people were shot, including a 12-year-old boy.

Last weekend, restaurant owners scrambled to set up their outdoor dining in the sunshine. At the same time, 36 were shot in 36 hours.

“We’re making progress but we need to do more,” McCarthy said.

However, an investigation published by Chicago Magazine claims that the “progress” is an illusion. The article says that under pressure from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago cops have been reclassifying murders and violent crimes. The result is a nearly unprecedented drop in numbers.

“This is a betrayal of public trust in a sense that Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Superintendent Garry McCarthy are public servants. They are paid by our tax dollars and we deserve in return truth from them,” said Elizabeth Fenner, Editor in Chief of Chicago Magazine.

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HT: Jeff Gunn

Montana Democrats Feud In U.S. Senate Race

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Current G2 is that Walsh is riding Tester’s coattails and letting Tester do all the talking.

Via TPM

Max Baucus’ decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the six Democratic seats they need to recapture control of the Senate. But his early resignation after being named U.S. ambassador to China may have bolstered Democratic prospects of retaining the seat they’ve held for a century, thanks to the value of incumbency.

Baucus’ China appointment by President Barack Obama allowed Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, to name his lieutenant governor, John Walsh, to fill the suddenly vacant Senate seat until January. That makes the little known state adjutant general the odds on favorite to win the Democratic primary in June and mount a general election challenge of likely GOP nominee Steve Daines, a freshman congressman who won his statewide congressional seat by wide margin in 2012.

In the June 3 primary, Walsh faces former Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger, who switched parties to run for the Senate, and rancher Dirk Adams, who is making his first run for office. Both have taken issue with the advantage Bullock gave Walsh by appointing him to Baucus’ seat. They were further dismayed when the Montana Democratic Party endorsed Walsh before the primary.

“Something’s rotten within the Montana Democratic Party,” said Bohlinger. “They broke a longstanding tradition of not getting involved in primaries.”

Daines has a big fundraising and name recognition edge in the GOP primary against state Rep. Champ Edmunds and political newcomer Susan Cundiff, an administrative assistant at the University of Montana.

Republicans have a built-in advantage in Montana, where voters are skittish about the still-recovering economy and Democrats are running into headwinds from an unpopular president and his even more unpopular health care law. Obama lost Montana in 2012 by nearly 14 percentage points, but voters still re-elected Democratic Sen. Jon Tester and put Bullock in office in that same election.

And Walsh, now a member of the Senate, can no longer run as an outsider. By the fall, he will have a record of nearly a year of votes to defend.

Before his appointment, Walsh had been an unknown commodity in Montana politics. He spent 33 years in the Montana National Guard before Bullock picked him as a running mate. His name recognition was relatively low and his political track record nil.

And early in the campaign, Walsh came under fire amid reports that he was reprimanded by the U.S. Army in 2010 for using his position as adjutant general to pressure troops to join the National Guard Association of the United States. Walsh was running for a leadership position in the private association at the time. He denied any wrongdoing and released about 400 pages of his military records in response to the reprimand.

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Obama Back On The Golf Course…

Round #168.

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Florida Cops Order Jesus Down From The Cross…

The anti-Christian bigots win again.

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A Good Friday crucifixion display didn’t quite go as planned as Lee county sheriff’s deputies ordered “Jesus” to come down from the cross and move the show elsewhere.

“This gentleman has had a passion on his heart to do a representation public,” one of the display organizers said of the man who was tied to the cross.

But it also generated some angry passion among drivers and pedestrians who didn’t think the display should be set up right next to a busy intersection on public property.

Traffic backed up as drivers slowed down to catch a glimpse and take pictures.

Other passersby believed the bloody display was too much for children and others who might not be prepared for the very realistic scene.

Lee sheriff’s deputies showed up after getting complaints.

Fox 4 asked one of the display organizers what the sheriff’s office told them people were complaining about.

“Near accidents,” said the organizer.

“That we’re on public property, and we shouldn’t be here.”

He said the sheriff’s office told him, “there were a lot of close calls with accidents and traffic back ups,” because of the display.

A spokesman for the Lee County Sheriff’s office told us the display was creating a public safety hazard because of traffic danger.

But some people who stopped to see the display were furious to see it disappearing.

“It’s ridiculous that they’re making you take him down,” one woman told the organizers.

“I really think we need to recognize and be reminded of what Jesus did for us,” said another woman.

“I wish it would have stayed,” she said of the display.

She and others who stopped to show support said they didn’t understand why some consider the fake blood and wounds “inappropriate.”

“Jesus is appropriate for everywhere,” she said.

“Kids need to see how he was born and hung from the cross for us,” said another woman who took a picture of her son with the man playing Jesus.

“And I yes I honestly do think it’s appropriate,” she added.

The man playing Jesus also weighed in as he was untied from the cross.

“Easter is not about bunny rabbits and little chicks,” he said.

“This what our Christ endured for us. For our sins.”

“And to hide that, is to not to live to the true faith of what he did for us,” he added.

Organizers said they made a conscious decision to put up the display alongside the busy road instead of the campus of a church.

“It’s a very public place out in the middle of town,” said one organizer.

“When Jesus was crucified, he was done so right on edge of down where everyone would come by.”

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