Investigative reporter, former longtime CBS employee, best-selling author and Obama administration target, Sharyl Attkisson spoke at the Hillsdale College Center for Constructive Alternatives on January 25th. This lecture is part of Hillsdale College’s CCA seminar on American Journalism. Ms. Attkisson is the author of Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.
If you had told me, in the halcyon days of 2008, that the school lunches could possibly get any more vile, I would have said you were lying. That, sadly, was before recess nutrition became the pet project of our first lady, and things took a turn for the worse.
Now, the only way to get your child out of the mephitic trash that appears on their plates every lunch period is to pack your lunch themselves. However, even that can get you in trouble, as this doctor found out. Continue reading at conservativetribune.com.
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by Wendy Davis, January 19, 2015, 4:06 PM
Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate have unveiled legislation that would require broadband providers to follow some Net neutrality principles, but would also prevent the Federal Communications Commission from enacting more stringent rules.
The draft bill, released late last week, would restrict broadband providers in at least three key ways: It would prohibit broadband providers from blocking or degrading content, while also banning them from charging companies higher fees for faster delivery. The proposed bill also specifies that the restrictions apply equally to wireline and wireless providers. Read more at mediapost.com.
Yesterday I posted a letter from former FBI agent, K. Dee McCown, to Attorney General Eric Holder. Agent McCown’s letter has since gone viral. Mr. Holder has since pushed back in typical Obama administration fashion; when criticized or confronted, they attack and/or lie – Kill the messenger!
Last night on the Fox News program, The Kelly File, Guest host Shannon Bream did a segment on Holder’s response to the letter featuring contributor J. Christian Adams. Watch:
See yesterday’s post containing Agent McCown’s letter here.
26 Republicans Vote Against Blackburn Amendment To Defund Obama’s Executive Amnesty for Illegal Aliens
A whopping 26 Republicans joined the Democrats in Congress to vote against an amendment to the DHS funding bill sponsored by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). That amendment aims to block funds for President Obama’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), largely believed to be the root cause of the border crisis last summer.
Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) was the first Republican to break ranks. “Ellmers is [the] first GOP no vote,” Politico’s Seung Min Kim Tweeted as the vote began.
The other Republicans who voted against the measure, which passed, are: Reps. Mark Amodei (R-NV), Mike Coffman (R-CO), Ryan Costello (R-PA), Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Jeff Denham (R-CA), Charlie Dent (R-PA), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Bob Dold (R-IL), Chris Gibson (R-NY), Richard Hanna (R-NY), Joe Heck (R-NV), Crescent Hardy (R-NV), John Katko (R-NY), Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), Peter King (R-NY), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Pat Meehan (R-PA), Devin Nunes (R-CA), Dave Reichert (R-WA), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Fred Upton (R-MI), and David Valadao (R-CA). Read more at breitbart.com.
By the way, Representative Ellmers, and I use the word representative loosely, has a long history of ignoring and being combative and argumentative towards her constituents. Watch the short videos on page two of the following link, and you will see for yourself: pjmedia.com.
By Justin Charters, ijreview.com.
On Sunday, President Obama didn’t make an appearance at the mammoth-sized march in Paris to honor the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre. The march was even larger than when people took to the streets after Paris was liberated from Nazi rule.
However, world leaders like Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and even King Abdullah of Jordan marched in the pro-freedom demonstration.
The snub from the Commander-in-Chief generated the Twitter hashtag: #ReasonsObamaMissedFranceRally. Here are just 15 of the clever excuses people came up with for why Obama was a no show.
From Justice with Judge Jeanine Pirro, Jan 10, 2015 – Mincing no words, Judge Jeanine Pirro calls for an all-out war against Islamist radicals by the US, our allies, and especially Muslims themselves.
The Judge began her opening statement with the following: “We need to kill them; we need to kill them, the radical Muslim terrorists hell bent on killing us. You’re in danger, I’m in danger, we’re at war and this is not going to stop.”
I received this last night:
On Tuesday, the House of Representatives elected John Boehner to be the Speaker of the House for the 114th Congress. While I did not support his candidacy and desired a different outcome, I am still hopeful.
I am hopeful because the 24 Republicans who stood with me against the status quo and Speaker Boehner made history. Our efforts to change leadership for the better have been the most successful attempt to do so in over 100 years. Our group of conservatives came just 4 votes shy of dramatically changing the direction of our country for the better. Never before has a sitting Speaker of the House faced such opposition.
More than that however, this marked the beginning of a new Congress. This was a chance for members who supported Rep. John Boehner and those who voted against him to be a part of the solution. This was a chance for Speaker Boehner to prove to the members of the House and more importantly the American people that Republican leadership will act in the best interests of all Americans. It was a chance to show that legislation will be brought to floor based on merit, not because it is politically popular.
Unfortunately, the actions of the Speaker this week to remove Rep. Nugent and Rep. Webster from the Rules committee as well as taking Rep. Weber off key legislation do not reflect a promise of good things to come. In fact, several media outlets report that more retribution is to come for those who voted for someone other than Speaker Boehner.
Regardless, I am proud of the efforts of my friends and colleagues who stood up for the American people. In the face of retribution and pressure from other members as well as leadership, they stood on principle and for that, they should be commended.
My twenty four colleagues that stood with me are the true Patriots and I thank each and every one of them for their courage. A very big thank you goes to all of the thousands of constituents who called, emailed, and faxed Representatives from all over the Country. Without your efforts, this would not have been possible.
The following was a quote from Mark Twain that guided our group of 25 throughout this process:
“In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.”
Our group of 25 will continue to represent the People and will not stop in our pursuit of the core values, founding principles, and defense of our Constitution. Washington didn’t build this Country – We the People did. The time is now to take it back and rebuild America.
ACORN… Who’d a Thunk It?
Largely unreported in the news coverage of the recent race-related demonstrations is that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has a history of working with extremist activist groups to stir protests.
Further, de Blasio has a largely unreported history with the controversial Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN.
ACORN’s renamed group, the New York Communities for Change, is one of the organizations helping to lead the protests over the death of Eric Garner, who was killed by police in July.
De Blasio has been accused by critics, including New York police officers, of helping to fuel racial tension between police and protesters.
One of the major anti-police protests in New York that received media attention was an attempt to shut down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue shopping district before Christmas.
The protest was led by the group Act Now To End War & Stop Racism Coalition, or ANSWER, together with Occupy Wall Street and at least 10 other so-called economic justice and pro-Palestinian groups.
ANSWER has worked with ACORN and has led protests in the past with MoveOn.org, a group with which de Blasio previously worked. Read more at wnd.com.
By Thomas Sowell * December 23, 2014
The cold-blooded murder of two New York City policemen as they sat in their car is not only an outrage but also a wake-up call. It shows, in the most painful way, the high cost of having demagogues, politicians, mobs and the media constantly taking cheap shots at the police.
Those cheap shots are in fact very expensive shots, not only to the police themselves but to the whole society. Someone once said that civilization is a thin crust over a volcano. The police are part of that thin crust. We have seen before our own eyes, first in Ferguson, Missouri and then in other communities, what happens when there is just a small crack in that crust, and barbarism and arson burst out.
That can happen anywhere. So can what happened in New York. “Send not to know for whom the bell tolls. It tolls for thee.” Continue reading at jewishworldreview.com.
Hat tip: John Cutright
Read the article HERE
Long Island Woman Receives $1.12 Million For False Prosecution
A Long Island federal jury rewarded Nancy Genovese, 58, a mother of three, $1.12 million in compensatory damages after being arrested in 2009 for attempting to photograph a helicopter at a Air National Guard base in the Hamptons. Genovese intended to use the photo on a “Support the Troops” website; she was arrested for trespass and insulted as a “Teabagger.”
From The New York Post:
Southhampton cops searched her and found a legally owned rifle that she was transporting from a nearby rifle range. She contends a deputy sheriff arrived on the scene later and said to her, “I bet you are one of those Tea Party people.” When Genovese said she’s gone to Tea Party rallies, he allegedly said, “You’re a real right-winger, aren’t you?” and “You are a ‘Teabagger’” and then added that she’d be arrested for terrorism to make an example of other “right wingers.”
Read more at breitbart.com.
Note: There are issues on the forefront right now that may be much more significant to most people than this story: the CROmnibus, ISIS and President Obama’s lawless Executive Amnesty to name a few, but not to worry, I’ll be back at them soon – Just taking a few days away from them trying to calm down a little – ADB.
Today is Pearl Harbor Day
On Tuesday night, one of Megan Kelly’s guests on the Kelly File was Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke. They discussed Attorney General Eric Holder’s new initiative to end racial profiling once and for all. The YouTube clip below begins with Mr. Holder’s lecturing us on Monday in Atlanta, and then moves on to a discussion with Kelly and her guest who just happens to be an African-American.