Tuesday, September 2, 2014

James Woods’ Chicken

August 31, 2014 by  
Filed under Educational, Tea Party

Sharyl Attkisson Schools ABC, CBS, NBC On How To Cover The IRS Scandal

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Unlike her colleagues at the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks, investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, on Tuesday night, actually dug into the finer points behind the big bombshells revealed in the IRS scandal this week.

Invited on Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs Tonight to discuss the revelations of a Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyer confirming the existence of Lois Lerner’s “missing” e-mails and the IRS’s destruction of her Blackberry (stories the networks through Wednesday morning have yet to touch) Attkisson also did a great job of explaining the conflict of interest going on at the DOJ.

Laying down the trail of bread crumbs for any network reporter to follow, Attkisson told Dobbs that at the same time the DOJ was “defending the IRS in court in the civil case with Judicial Watch” it was “also investigating the IRS. So at the same time it’s supposed to conduct a fair and impartial investigation on the one hand…it is defending the IRS in court on the other hand on the missing document cases. I think there is a potential appearance of a conflict of interest there.”  Continue reading at MRC.org.

Florida School Board Becomes First To Opt Out of Common Core Testing

From Florida Stop Common Core Coalition:

Karen R. Effrem, MD – Executive Director
In an historic, “shot heard round the world” vote, the Lee County School Board voted 3-2 before a standing room only crowd, the majority dressed in red to show opposition to the testing, to immediately suspend all state-mandated standardized testing.The vote was taken after about 35 different parents gave public comments about the academic and emotional harm as well as expense, lack of legality and constitutionality and many other problems of the incessant and out of control testing program.  Similar to our report of the state hounding a little boy dying of the complications of cerebral palsy about testing, a Lee county mother spoke of the country sending a proctor for her son to take a test when he was in the hospital on home bound education after receiving an external defibrillator for what will be an ultimately terminal heart condition.  (Clip above – ADB)
Read more and watch more clips including the full school board meeting at: flstopcccoalition.org.
H/T: John Beck

Hamas Getting Beaten by These Ladies

August 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Educational

Credit: David Elemonader

Feds Creating Database to Track ‘Hate Speech’ on Twitter

Tyranny often sounds wonderful when it is described by the tyrants. – ADB

National Science Foundation study focuses on internet memes, ‘misinformation’ in political campaigns.

BY: Elizabeth Harrington
August 25, 2014 3:30 pm

The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter.

The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online.

The “Truthy” database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is designed to “detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution. Read more at freebeacon.com.

Justin Amash Supports Ted Yoho for Congress

Two term conservative congressman Justin Amash (R, Michigan) has endorsed Ted Yoho in his reelection bid against challenger Jake Rush.

Rush, a Gainesville attorney, has made headlines for his role playing hobby (source: Gainesville Sun, SaintPetersBlog), for his ruthless attack ads on Congressman Yoho, and large contributions to his campaign from a super PAC Florida Conservatives United (source: FactCheck.org) which is run by his father and aunt who are both Democrats.

 

Congressman Amash has recently won his primary after a vicious campaign which was so filled with smear tactics; it was called the nastiest in the country. Amash lashed out in his victory speech where he pulled no punches. Watch a portion of it here:

Video Hat Tip: Rod Gonzalez

Judge Jeanine Pirro to Obama: “You Need to Leave”

August 23, 2014 – (Fox News – Justice w/ Judge Jeanine Pirro – Opening Statement) – Judge Jeanine Pirro DESTROYS Obama in EPIC Opening Statement for Lack of Leadership and Force on ISIS Going on Vacation Playing Golf.

Will Obama Shed Any Light on Ferguson?

Attribution: Lisa Benson, Washington Post Writers Group

Hat tip: townhall.com

Thanks Florida for Requiring Photo Voter ID

I lost three followers within five minutes of tweeting this.                                               I must be doing something right.

Stereotypes I Refuse to Accept

August 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Educational, Hot Topics

Please read this great piece by Bryan Griffin, who many of you may know, was quite active while getting his law degree from UF’s Levin College of Law. He is a fine young man and great conservative. His future looks very bright as long as we all continue to fight for this great nation.

 

Bottom line, for me it is about people. I care about people living and succeeding. Everyone. Our lives are our right; our freedoms are our tools to our happiness and success. This is what I defend.

As a general principal, stereotypes exist about every demographic that should be deplored. I am not discounting their bite.

I am a conservative. There are stereotypes about the right that I can laugh at, accept, and even buy into. Does the Republican Party have a lot of ‘elderly white male’ representation? Sure. Are conservatives wealthy? Some are. Are there outlandish and in some cases deplorable stances taken by a fringe that associate themselves with my same ideology? Of course.

However, I am absolutely and unequivocally rejecting the vitriolic stereotypes of conservatism that are regularly assigned all too often by the left. The legitimacy of those labels end here and now.

As one of few openly conservative students at Columbia university, I sometimes have one of these stereotypes lobbed my way. I can take it, but I won’t accept it.

I will deconstruct these stereotypes one by one.

Click for full article- http://griffwoodpost.com/2014/08/14/stereotypes-i-refuse-to-accept/

School Has Special Needs Students Digging Through Trash

I know there are many disturbing events taking place right now that are dominating the news cycle:  Our total failures in Iraq and the rise of ISIL, the ridiculous border crisis and amnesty, our absentee Golfer in Chief to name just a few, but there are so many things going on that don’t get covered.  As the grandfather of a teenager with special needs, this article really struck home:

 

From fixthisnation.com:  It’s impossible to say when the pro-environment movement crossed from the responsible into the ridiculous, but it can be said for certain that they have been there for some time. The latest example of the government overstepping their bounds has a public school in Jurupa Valley, California telling students with special needs to dig through the garbage to find recyclables.

Carmen Wells, the parent of one of the students, raised the biggest furor when her son came home ashamed after the first day of school at Patriot Valley High..

From CBS:

“It bothered my son, but he wants to be part of everyone, part of the team, so he’s going to do it,” Wells said. “I felt victimized for my child and his classmates.”

District officials confirm students with special needs were instructed to sift through trash cans for recyclables and that they’ve been having students with special needs do this for years. They said the money raised from the recycled items funds a larger training plan that teaches students with special needs about managing money, among other life skills.

The school district suspended the program once the outrage started pouring in, telling the media that they would consider getting some different bins for the recycling. What a concept. It’s also a pretty sad statement if the school thinks the “life skills” these students need involve sifting through garbage to find plastic bottles.

Forcing special needs children to dig through the trash for recyclable materials may be a new low as far as government programs go, but it is not the first time recycling has hurt people, hurt businesses, and even hurt the environment.

  • A late 90s scientific study showed that hundreds of Taiwanese buildings had been built from contaminated recycled steel, contaminating thousands of people with high levels of gamma radiation.
  • It came to light in 2007 that a Seattle recycling factory was among the biggest sources of airborne pollution in the entire Northwest.
  • Finally, it’s a little known fact that most kinds of common plastic cannot even be recycled. It all gets thrown into the bins (well, in those areas that bother to separate them beforehand), and then the non-recyclables get thrown into the landfill anyway. Environmentalists, therefore, call on people to sort through their recyclables again to make sure you’re only throwing the right kind of plastic into the blue bins.

In the face of all this, it would seem that the average person could be trusted to at least decide for themselves whether or not they want to recycle. There are arguments against the practice of non-aluminum recycling that cite higher costs and little environmental benefit, particularly when it comes to residential curbside recycling. For the most part, the federal government has kept its hands clean of legislation, but there are a few cities such as Seattle that levy fines against homeowners who don’t recycle.

In the end, it’s an easy thing to do, but many still wonder if it’s really worth it. Certainly, Marcus Wells and his mother think that recycling, like government, should have its limits.
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Mark Levin On How ISIS Is A ‘Direct Threat’ To The U.S.

“I’ve been around awhile and I’ve seen a lot of presidents come and go, I don’t think we’ve ever had a more pathetic commander in chief in our life.  Does he not know what his policies are?   What are his policies? What IS his foreign policy?  Can his people even tell us what his foreign policy is, can he?  Can his Secretary of Defense, or Secretary of State?  Our enemies are on the move, they’re on the move because of HIM.  Not because of the prior president, not because of other presidents, not because of James Buchannan or John Tyler or anybody else – because of HIM.  He’s hollowing out our military.  At the same time he’s telling the world what we’re NOT goin’ to do, he’s playing golf, he’s on Martha’s Vineyard, he’s busy attacking Republicans.  The guy is, he’s not focused, he’s disconnected from reality.  We have a real problem in this country.” – Mark Levin

President Obama Took Credit for Iraq Troop Withdrawal…

It was an applause line during almost every campaign address made by President Obama in 2012: “I promised to end the war in Iraq, and I did.”

Now, he’s backing off.

President Obama ordered a full troop withdrawal from Iraq, which was completed in December 2011. But the country did not stabilize, as was predicted by Obama and key members of his administration. Instead, it has descended into greater chaos with the violent al Qaeda offshoot ISIL threatening to take over the countryRead more.

Hide ‘D,’ Showcase ‘R’

By L. Brent Bozell III

Scandals Without a Party (from left): John Walsh, Ray Nagin, Jesse Jackson Jr., and Jon Corzine - Attribution: National Review Online

It is such common sense as to be undeniable that basic journalism requires a party label to be affixed to a story about an elected public official, the president excepted. It is the DNA of the “who” in a news report. “Senator Robert Byrd, the Democratic senator from West Virginia, died today.” Take out “Democratic” and try that sentence. It doesn’t work. “Mike Lee, GOP senator from Utah and God’s gift to mankind, coasted to reelection last night.” Ditto.

It follows that the rule applies to stories about political scandal, precisely because it’s just that — politics. But what happens when that cardinal rule is applied to one party but ignored for the other? Favoritism? Bias? No, it’s far worse than just that. It is a commitment to abide by the rules of journalism with one party and then a deliberate attempt to protect the other, even if it means violating the most basic rules of news reporting. Read more at nationalreview.com.

Remembering the Travesty of Extortion 17

August 6th, 2014 is the third anniversary of this horrible travesty.

Before Benghazi, There Was Extortion 17

By Pamela Geller

Karen and Billy Vaughn are the parents of a fallen Navy Seal, Aaron Carson Vaughn. I met with the Vaughns when I spoke to a sold-out Tea Party event in Fort Lauderdale in June. The Vaughns are extraordinary heroes. Their courage to speak about Obama’s crippling rules of engagement is to be applauded.

The Vaughns have exposed the delusional U.S. military “rules of engagement” policy that led to the takedown of a Chinook helicopter, Extortion 17, by the Taliban. All 38 people on board the Chinook — 15 SEAL Team Six members (including Aaron Vaughn) and seven Afghan National Army commandos — were killed. The attack on Extortion 17 came just three months after the Osama bin Laden kill, and both Obama and Biden had identified the team that took OBL out. Retribution was inevitable.  Continue reading at: americanthinker.com.

This video is from Dover Air Force Base ramp ceremony. Some of the voices are in Arabic with English subtitles.  They are praising Allah and mocking the infidels (US):

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