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  • Political Banner Ads Grounded In Ocean City; Owner Says, “It’s Just Not Worth The Aggravation"

    07/20/2016 8:16:22 AM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 26 replies
    The Dispatch ^ | 20 July 2016 | Shawn Soper
    Ocean City Communications Manager Jessica Waters said on Tuesday the flap caused by the controversial political messages resulted in a quick decision to stop flying them over the crowded mid-July beach. Mayor Rick Meehan said during Monday’s council meeting resort officials had received hundreds of emails about the somewhat controversial ads, which included messages such as “Stop Mad Cow Disease-Defeat Hillary,” and “America First-Build The Wall Now,” Meehan said he reached out to Ocean Aerial Ads and owner-operator Bob Bunting about the controversial ads and the company, which has been flying over the resort skies, for decades, made the decision...
  • Why Children of Same-Sex Couples Need FADA

    07/19/2016 9:05:57 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 19 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 7/19/2016 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    The First Amendment Defense Act has been justly promoted as a means to protect religious people, as well as other conscientious objectors, against those who might wish to retaliate against proponents of male-female marriage through the federal bureaucracy (complaints, charges, lawsuits, claims of damages, etc.; see this article by Roger Severino). As a Southern Baptist and vocal opponent of same-sex couples attempting to marry, I wholeheartedly support this legislation. My own recent experience being driven out of a tenured university position forces me to see FADA in urgent terms. There is another angle, however, that I fear will get lost...
  • Censorship in Columbia SC, Political Pressure Takes Down Gun Billboard

    07/18/2016 6:00:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    FN Manufacturing rented advertising space in the Columbia, SC Airport. The Richland-Lexington Airport District approved the billboard. It didn't see anything inappropriate about the ad. Twenty percent of the travelers through the airport are soldiers. Then the political pressure started.From thestate.com: Columbia Metropolitan Airport has removed a billboard-sized advertisement of a firearms manufacturer from its concourse.The decision comes a day after The State newspaper reported the ad, featuring eight firearms from FN Manufacturing, upset some travelers. It touted, “Yeah, we carry.” “I pulled in the commission, and really, they felt that given the negative feedback that it’d probably be...
  • Silencing Whitey

    07/15/2016 4:40:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2016 | Mike Adams
    Recently, I have made some pretty charged statements about Black Lives Matter. In a nutshell, I have argued that the organization is not a pro-black civil rights group. Instead, it is an anti-white anti-free speech mob. Evidence of my contention isn’t very hard to gather. In fact, you have to have your head buried pretty deep in the ground in order to miss it. Consider the following examples: -In August of 2015, Black Lives Matter protestors overtook a Bernie Sanders event in Seattle. They physically stormed the stage and demanded that they be heard lest they shut the event down...
  • Chicago GOP: A More Exclusive Club Than You Think

    07/12/2016 4:09:40 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 14 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 12, 2016 | Mark Brown
    A federal judge temporarily blocked Chicago election officials Tuesday from removing a Republican Congressional candidate from the ballot in a case that poses an intriguing question: When is a Republican not a Republican? (An) ousted GOP committeemen, Frances Sapone, challenged the party’s selection of Jeffrey Leef to run against U.S. Rep Danny K. Davis in the 7th Congressional District. Sapone contended a vote of GOP committeemen to nominate Leef (after no candidate ran in the primary) was invalid because she and another of the ousted committeemen were not notified of the meeting in which Leef was selected. A Chicago Board...
  • Trump: "I Am The Law and Order Candidate"

    07/11/2016 11:16:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 50 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 11, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Donald Trump reacts to the police shootings in Dallas in a speech on veterans issues in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
  • Pastor Says State Law Threatens His Right to Teach the Bible in His Church

    07/07/2016 5:53:24 AM PDT · by milton23 · 25 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/6/2016 | Leah Jessen
    An Iowa pastor, saying the government needs to stop “meddling in religious affairs,” is at odds with the state over a law focused on sexual orientation and gender identity that he says hinders his First Amendment right to teach on matters of sexuality. “The state of Iowa is not the self-appointed pope of all churches,” Cary Gordon, pastor of Cornerstone World Outreach, a nondenominational church with around 900 members in Sioux City, Iowa, told The Daily Signal.
  • Paul Gascoigne [English soccer] to stand trial over alleged racist joke during show

    06/29/2016 8:20:25 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 27 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 29 June 2016 | Josh Halliday in the Guardian
    Paul Gascoigne to stand trial over alleged racist joke during show Former footballer pleads not guilty to racially aggravated offence after appearing before magistrates [snip] He is alleged to have made a joke about a black security guard whom he spotted in a darkened corner of the stage, saying he could not tell “if he is smiling or not”. [snip]
  • Mississippi clerks cannot claim religious exception to gay marriage

    06/27/2016 8:53:12 PM PDT · by Coronal · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jun 27, 2016 | Dan Whitcomb
    A federal judge on Monday ruled that clerks in Mississippi may not recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples based on religious beliefs, despite a bill passed by the state legislature intended to carve out that exception for them.
  • Pittsburgh news anchor fired after racist Facebook post says it was because she is white

    06/22/2016 5:38:43 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 21, 2016 | Christopher Brennen
    Pittsburgh news anchor fired after racist Facebook post says it was because she is white A Pittsburgh news anchor fired for a Facebook post stereotyping black people as criminals is suing, saying she was let go because she is white. Wendy Bell, then a presenter at WTAE, caused a social-media firestorm with a March post, where she wrote that still-unidentified shooting suspects were probably black. “You needn’t be a criminal profiler to draw a mental sketch of the killers who broke so many hearts two weeks ago Wednesday ... They are young black men, likely in their teens or in...
  • The Problem with Hate Speech

    06/21/2016 2:21:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 21, 2016 | David Solway
    My friend Kathy Shaidle has recently posted a no-holds-barred article on the disaster of “hate speech” legislation, focussing on a proposed Liberal bill to punish “anti-transgender speech” by up to two years in prison. She reminds us that such totalitarian interventions into a presumably democratic society are by no means unique to Canada. As she writes, “bear in mind that New York state, for one, already has similar laws on the books, and they carry fines of up to $250,000. And [an] Oregon 'transmasculine' teacher got $60,000 because her colleagues wouldn’t refer to ‘it’ as ‘they.’”The notion of “hate speech”...
  • House Science Panel Turns Up Heat on State AGs Over Ties to Climate Change Activists

    06/20/2016 9:52:42 AM PDT · by milton23 · 7 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/20/2016 | Kevin Mooney
    House Republicans are pressing efforts to safeguard the First Amendment rights of scientific skeptics who dissent from what they consider the Obama administration’s alarmist position on climate change, according to letters to 17 state attorneys general. The series of letters, sent Friday and signed by 19 of the 22 Republican members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, renew an earlier request to the state attorneys general for information detailing their communications with environmental organizations. They also ask for communications between employees for the state attorneys general and the Justice Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, or the White House.
  • Orlando Terror Update (Weekly Update)

    06/18/2016 11:09:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 17, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Orlando Terrorist Worked at Company Hired by DHS to Transport Illegal Aliens The Secrets of Benghazi Are Back in the News Judicial Watch Sues Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Over Granting 206,000 Felons Voting Rights The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech Orlando Terrorist Worked at Company Hired by DHS to Transport Illegal Aliens We were not completely surprised by some of the disturbing details emerging from the Islamist terrorist massacre in Orlando, Florida. In particular, we were already aware of the killer’s employer. Our Corruption Chronicles blog summed things up: The ISIS terrorist who committed the worst...
  • This was displayed at my kid's school...

    06/16/2016 10:53:34 AM PDT · by cld51860 · 69 replies
    June 16, 2016 | Self
    I could not figure out how to post this photo (sorry), but my wife dropped my kid off at his summer school yesterday and there was a bulletin board full of posters that read "Ramadan Mubarak." She took a picture of it today and sent it to me. She knew Ramadan was a religious holiday and asked me for it's meaning. It essentially means "Blessed month" and is also used as a greeting. She called the administrative office for the district first thing this morning and she said the woman she spoke to was horrified and very adamantly stated they...
  • Cooper’s Crusade Against Christ

    06/10/2016 4:47:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2016 | Mike Adams
    The people of North Carolina and the alumni of N.C. State University deserve an apology. Administrators at the school have implemented a patently unconstitutional policy, which forces students to apply for a permit in order to share the gospel on a public university campus they fund with their hard earned tax dollars. To make matters worse, the permit policy is being used to target Christians specifically while others are being allowed to exercise their rights unfettered. Now that a federal judge has called their bluff, the lawless North Carolina attorney general continues to defend the indefensible. Roy Cooper had the...
  • Noah Feldman Admits that First and Second Amendments are Fundamental Rights

    06/06/2016 4:52:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Bloomberg.com via Gun Watch ^ | 28 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Noah Feldman is a Harvard law professor and a prolific author. In an op-ed in The Post and Courier, Noah Feldman has penned an article that grudgingly admits that the Second Amendment is a fundamental right deserving as much respect as the First Amendment.  Feldman gets much wrong.  For example, he declares that the Supreme Court found that the Second Amendment is an individual right for the first time in 2008.  From bloomberg.com: The evolution of gun rights has an internal legal logic to it. The contemporary story starts in 2008 with the case of D.C. v. Heller, a 5-to-4...
  • Landmark California bill would allow prosecution of climate-change skeptics

    06/02/2016 10:22:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 76 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    A landmark California bill gaining steam would make it illegal to engage in climate-change dissent, clearing the way for lawsuits against fossil-fuel companies, think-tanks and others that have “deceived or misled the public on the risks of climate change.” The first-of-its-kind legislation — Senate Bill 1161, or the California Climate Science Truth and Accountability Act of 2016 — is scheduled for floor action Thursday after clearing Senate committees in April and May. The measure would allow state and local prosecutors to pursue claims against climate-change skepticism as a violation of the state’s Unfair Competition Law [UCL], as well as extend...
  • National Press Club President: What Does Donald Trump Have Against the Constitution?

    06/01/2016 1:28:49 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 76 replies
    National Press Club ^ | May 31, 2016 | John M. Donnelly
    The National Press Club president expressed alarm on Tuesday about Donald Trump’s dangerous attitude toward the First Amendment. At a press conference earlier in the day, Trump had said “the press should be ashamed of themselves” for investigating his fundraising for veterans. Trump at one point called an ABC News reporter a “sleaze.” “You know my opinion of the media,” Trump said, “it’s very low.” Two days before, Trump had told a crowd on the National Mall that reporters are “liars” and “lowlifes.” Trump had previously called for making it easier for public figures to sue news organizations for libel,...
  • UN Plots War on Free Speech to Stop "Extremism" Online [End of Free Speech as we Know It]

    05/27/2016 1:05:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    The New American ^ | 5/14/2016 | Alex Newman
    The United Nations Security Council wants a global "framework" for censoring the Internet, as well as for using government propaganda to "counter" what its apparatchiks call "online propaganda," "hateful ideologies," and "digital terrorism." To that end, the UN Security Council this week ordered the UN "Counter-Terrorism Committee" — yes, that is a real bureaucracy — to draw up a plan by next year. From the Obama administration to the brutal Communist Chinese regime, everybody agreed that it was time for a UN-led crackdown on freedom of speech and thought online — all under the guise of fighting the transparently bogus...
  • Conspiracy charge in Oregon standoff case can 'chill' political dissent, defense lawyer says

    05/24/2016 3:58:55 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 5/23/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal conspiracy charge against 25 occupiers accused of stopping federal officers from doing their work at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is constitutionally vague and has the potential to "chill the most crucial First Amendment activity"-political dissent, defense lawyer Amy Baggio argued Monday. The charge provides a "sphere of protection" for federal employees, but it's so broadly worded that it could restrict free speech and assembly designed to criticize the federal government and how its employees exercise their duties, Baggio said. "This statute can chill, it can threatened not only First Amendment expression but the Second Amendment right to...
  • Supreme Court plaintiffs claim discrimination after Catholic cemetery rejects pro-gay headstone

    05/20/2016 10:05:56 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 27 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 19, 2016 | Lisa Bourne
    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, May 19, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The homosexual plaintiffs behind the Supreme Court case legalizing gay “marriage” across the U.S. are claiming discrimination after a Catholic cemetery declined their headstone design because it conflicted with Church teaching. "It's pretty clear when you read the letter that this is a clear case of LGBT discrimination," said Greg Bourke, one-half of the same-sex Louisville, KY, couple named as plaintiffs in Obergefell v. Hodges. Bourke and Michael De Leon held a press conference Wednesday outside St. Michael Cemetery to claim the Archdiocese of Louisville was discriminating against them for its rejection of...
  • The Constitution Is My Speech Permit

    05/20/2016 5:22:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Mike Adams
    My former attorneys at the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) recently filed a lawsuit they never should have had to file. In the suit, they are representing a Christian student group at North Carolina State University (NCSU). At issue is an NCSU policy requiring a permit for any kind of student speech or communication anywhere on campus. This policy is a direct affront to the First Amendment, which is the only permit needed to speak on a public university campus. The policy itself is outrageous. To make matters worse, NCSU only selectively enforces the policy as they did against the plaintiffs,...
  • Amid Shouts of 'Shame,' House GOP Defeats Gay Rights Measure

    05/19/2016 5:37:10 PM PDT · by massmike · 63 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | 05/19/2016 | ERICA WERNER
    Democrats shouted "Shame! Shame!," but seven Republicans switched their votes and defeated a measure to protect gay rights. The final vote was 213-212 after the chaos on the House floor. That was enough to defeat an amendment by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., aimed at upholding an executive order that bars discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors. Maloney and other Democrats were incensed. "They literally snatched discrimination from the jaws of equality," Maloney said. He said he had approached Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., as McCarthy worked on GOP colleagues to vote against the measure. McCarthy told Maloney to...
  • Minnesota High School Senior Suspended For Displaying Confederate Flag Will Get To Graduate

    05/18/2016 6:19:27 AM PDT · by daler · 15 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | May 17, 2016 | Tim Harlow
    With just days until his high school graduation, a Minnesota student was suspended Monday for displaying a Confederate flag on school grounds, and his participation in Friday’s commencement ceremony was questioned. But after an early-morning protest Tuesday in his support and a meeting between the family and school officials, senior Cody Nelson was back in class and will graduate with his classmates Friday night. Nelson was sent home Monday morning from Crosby-Ironton High School after he refused to remove the flag from the back window of his car that was parked on school grounds. Principal Jim Christenson had asked him...
  • Giuliani: ‘No Question’ Trump Muslim Ban Violates First Amendment

    05/11/2016 1:01:48 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 172 replies
    Breirbart ^ | December 11, 2015 | Pam Key
    11 Dec 2015 Thursday night on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposed ban Muslim for entering the Untied States would violate the First Amendment of the Constitution. Giuliani said, “I think we have to be very careful about who we let in. I don’t think we should let any of the refugees in. I think they should be put in a safe zone in Syria, but if you do a ban on all Muslims, I have no question that you violate the first amendment. The reality is if you...
  • ACLU Attacks US Catholic Hospitals, Saying 'Health Care' is Restricted

    05/10/2016 6:05:01 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has launched a campaign against Catholic hospitals, charging that the health of patients-- especially women-- may be endangered by the US bishops' health-care directives. Noting that Catholic institutions account for one of every six hospital beds in the US, the ACLU remarks that Catholic institutions are generally forbidden to perform abortions and sterilizations or to euthanize patients: procedures that the ACLU defines as forms of "health care" Thus the ACLU report concludes that "health care" is not always available at US hospitals because of Catholic teachings. "When hospitals prevent doctors from providing care, the...
  • Turning Up the Heat on “Climate-Change Deniers”

    05/10/2016 6:52:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2016 | Ed Feulner
    In the 1950s, it was: “Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist Party?” Today, it’s: “Are you now, or have you ever been, a climate-change denier?” I’m not referring simply to the fact that it’s politically incorrect to question assertions of man-made global warming. That’s bad enough, but no -- I mean that if some powerful individuals get their way, it could soon be a federal crime to do so. “The bottom line is simple,” New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said at a recent press conference. “Climate change is real.” He was joined...
  • You Need To Know About Tom Perez: Likely Hillary VP Opposes First Amendment

    04/26/2016 9:52:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 26, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Could the next president of the United States be neither Clinton, Trump, Cruz, or Kasich ... but Thomas Perez? It’s far more likely than you might think. Even before any candidate definitively secures either party’s presidential nomination, 2016 is looking more and more like 1912 all over again. In that fateful year, Theodore Roosevelt -- after four years of bored retirement -- decided that he wanted to be president again. However, Roosevelt’s handpicked successor William Howard Taft refused to yield. Because of the split, even though the Democrats’ dour, arrogant Woodrow Wilson won fewer popular votes than perennial failed...
  • Treasuring Freedom of Religion

    04/18/2016 5:43:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2016 | Terry Paulson
    As Americans, we’re blessed by our Constitutional freedoms, but they’re so easily taken for granted. When any of our liberties are under attack, they must be defended and preserved for future generations. Our religious civil liberties are guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Clarifying religious freedom is an ongoing challenge. In Everson...
  • AL: More Campus Fascism: No Free Speech for Second Amendment Supporters

    04/17/2016 5:16:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from campusreform.org Universities are developing a deserved reputation for places that act as little fascist states, only allowing speech that the University Administration agrees with, or is considered "politically correct".  The University of Alabama has lived up to the reputation by citing a student who was peacefully wearing an empty holster in a protest over the Universitity's no weapon policy.  The campus police explicitly say that they are citing the student because "someone called it in".  The campus policy does not prohibit holsters.  The citation is for "Engaging in activities that threaten the safety of the campus community"...
  • Obama IRS Corruption Update (Weekly Update)

    04/16/2016 10:40:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 15, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch & Allied Educational Foundation to Supreme Court: Protect the Laws that Keep Public Officials Honest Defending the First Amendment against the Obama IRS Only 3 U.S. Airports Require Employee Security Checks JW Gets Props in The Wall Street JournalJudicial Watch & Allied Educational Foundation to Supreme Court: Protect the Laws that Keep Public Officials Honest With a notorious Democrat in the White House, it bears repeating that there are corrupt politicians in both the Republican and Democrat parties. The “corruption caucus” in the political world is both bipartisan and growing. True to our non-partisan educational mission, we...
  • Kim Davis Finally Gets Religious Freedom Accommodation to Keep Name Off Gay Marriage Licenses

    04/15/2016 6:35:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/15/2016 | Samuel Smith
    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed a bill Wednesday that removes the names and titles of county clerks from marriage licenses, giving legal "finality" to the religious accommodation that Rowan County clerk Kim Davis was looking for. Davis, who made headlines when she spent over five days in jail last September for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses with her name and title on them because of her Christian beliefs, had called on the state's then-Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear to create a religious accommodation allowing her to drop her name and title from marriage certificates that her office issued. The accommodation,...
  • Democrat lawmakers rage over 'Mosques Exposed' video [2 Thess 2]

    04/08/2016 3:01:33 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/7/2016 | DOUGLAS ERNST
    A Republican state lawmaker from Tennessee is under attack from Democrats because he disseminated a video that criticizes Islam. Mt. Juliet Rep. Susan Lynn found herself likened to racists from the 1960s on Tuesday for sharing copies of a DVD, titled "America's Mosques Exposed: Video Evidence They Are War Factories," on behalf of a constituent. Democrats and allied activists denounced Lynn as a hate-monger. "It hit me really personally because I remember the 60s. I remember the discrimination. I remember having to sit in the back of the bus," state Rep. Johnnie Turner, a Democrat from Memphis, said Tuesday during...
  • Sharon Stone Cancels Mississippi Movie Shoot Over Anti-LGBT ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

    04/13/2016 8:19:53 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 94 replies
    Towleroad ^ | 4/13/16
    Sharon Stone has cancelled filming of an upcoming project in Mississippi as a result of the state’s newly passed anti-LGBT ‘religious freedom on steroids’ bill, HB 1523. The film’s producers informed Mississippi Film Studios president Rick Moore that the law was a deal-breaker for Stone. The unnamed film project reportedly tackles the consequences of cyberbullying. James Cromwell is slated to direct. “Unfortunately, Sharon Stone feels strongly that shooting in Mississippi is not an option while the law exists,” Moore said. “The other producers have chosen to regroup and find another location.” Moore said he has heard of projects on the...
  • America's Islamist Extremist

    04/11/2016 9:52:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2016 | Armstrong Williams
    As we have seen from recent events in Paris, Brussels and all across the world, terrorism is not an obscure phenomenon that only impacts the Middle East. And no longer can Americans ignore the threat of terrorism as primarily a European problem. Although attacks in the United States are less frequent due, in part, to our distance from the region, increasingly, leaders associated with terrorist groups are now finding their way onto American soil. Not only must we be concerned about terrorist cells hiding in communities around the United States, but we now also have to worry about domestic Muslim...
  • The GOP Nominee Must Unify the Party by Pushing Back Against Democrats

    04/07/2016 3:50:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's continue to cycle through the latest news developments on all this. This is a couple interesting statistics here. Ted Cruz has won more delegates than Donald Trump since Rubio got out of the race. I'm not talking votes here, although it might be the same thing, but Cruz has won more delegates than Trump since Rubio got out. And of course this was the Cruz strategy. You know, get all of these Republicans that are not going anywhere to drop out and have all of the votes on the Republican side that are not going to...
  • Tennessee lawmakers vote for Bible as state's official book

    04/04/2016 7:55:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2016 10:01 PM EDT | Erik Schelzig
    Having already made a .50-caliber sniper gun the official state rifle, Tennessee lawmakers on Monday gave final approval to making the Holy Bible the state’s official book. The state Senate voted 19-8 in favor of the bill despite arguments by the state attorney general that the measure conflicts with a provision in the Tennessee Constitution stating that “no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religious establishment or mode of worship.” Opponents argued the Bible would be trivialized by being placed alongside other state symbols such as the official tree, flower, rock or amphibian. But both chambers of...
  • If Bakers Can be Forced to Service Faux Weddings, so Can Churches

    04/03/2016 9:57:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 3, 2016 | Selwyn Duke
    As our Great Sexual Heresy continues its march onwards and downwards, state governments have forced bakers, wedding planners, florists and other businesses to service faux weddings. This is unprecedented, as never before were Americans governmentally compelled to participate in events they found morally objectionable. Yet when some project out on our cultural trajectory and say churches one day will be subject to the same coercion, they’re met with laughter; this will never, ever happen, they’re told. Yet this is an illogical and inconsistent position. Prefacing a statement in opposition to the hapless bakers at a campaign stop a while back,...
  • White House doctors video to remove ‘Islamic terrorism’ quote

    04/01/2016 11:16:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | Apr. 1, 2016 | Chris Perez
    President Obama is so paranoid about linking terrorists to the Muslim faith that when French President François Hollande used the phrase “Islamist terrorism” at a meeting in Washington, White House officials posted their official press video with audio of the words cut out completely. The White House’s transcript of the event shows the French leader declared at the 4:49 minute mark that “the roots of terrorism, Islamist terrorism, is in Syria and in Iraq.” But rather than include Hollande’s remark in its entirety, the Obama administration posted footage in which his interpreter’s English translation of the words “Islamist terrorism” was...
  • Virginia governor vetoes 'religious exemption' bill

    03/30/2016 8:52:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2016 10:37 AM EDT | Alan Suderman
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation he said would legalize discrimination of the LGBT community. The Democratic governor made the announcement Wednesday during a radio appearance on WTOP. The measure would prohibit the state from punishing religious groups that refuse services related to gay marriages. Republican supporters said it would protect people from expressing their religious beliefs. …
  • Christians Must Unite Now Against Gay Bullies and Their Allies

    03/28/2016 8:35:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2016 | Michael Brown
    mayor of San Francisco has banned all publicly-funded city employees from traveling to North Carolina. The NFL is threatening to block Atlanta, Georgia from hosting a future Super Bowl. The NBA is threatening to relocate next year’s All Star game from Charlotte, North Carolina to another city. Corporate giants like American Airlines and Hollywood giants like Disney are threatening action against Georgia and North Carolina. Why? It is because North Carolina has passed a bill requiring people to use the public bathroom or locker room that corresponds to their birth certificate gender and because Georgia has enacted legislation (yet to...
  • Attorney: Court ruling lets Ohio political candidates lie

    03/28/2016 7:11:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 28, 2016 9:44 AM EDT
    Candidates for public office in Ohio can lie and get away with it under a recent federal court ruling that struck down a state law banning false statements in campaigns, an attorney says. Attorney Donald Brey, who has represented Republicans in cases before the Ohio Elections Commission, told The Columbus Dispatch his clients mostly tell the truth, but can legally lie as long as they don’t defame anyone.In past elections, the commission ruled on false-advertising complaints. That changed when the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals a few weeks ago upheld the 2014 ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy...
  • Salt Lake City Lyft driver fired over anti-Muslim comments

    03/27/2016 7:17:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 27, 2016 3:18 PM EDT
    Ride-sharing company Lyft says it has fired a Salt Lake City driver who’s seen on video disparaging Muslims in profanity-laced remarks. […] Samuel Grenny says he and his girlfriend used Lyft on Wednesday to attend a rally for Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders. […] In a video Grenny posted on his Facebook page, both he and the driver are heard cursing at each other before the driver makes a derogatory comment about Muslims. …
  • California AG Kamala Harris wants your private information from the IRS

    03/25/2016 5:20:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 25, 2016 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    California Attorney General Kamala Harris is considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, and in all likelihood will win the Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer this November. Articular, telegenic, and complimented by no less than Barack Obama for her beauty, she is ready to take her place on the bench of future presidential hopefuls. Unfortunately, she is displaying the worst instincts of a government bully. Ignoring post-Watergate reforms to the Internal Revenue Code designed to protect confidential federal tax return information, Kamala Harris is defending against three lawsuits filed by conservative organizations to protect the privacy of...
  • Little Sisters' Religious Liberty Goes On Trial

    03/25/2016 7:02:54 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 25, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    This is the kind of case the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia liked to sink his judicial teeth into -- whether the federal government can compel a religious entity like the Little Sisters of the Poor to violate their religious beliefs and acquiesce to the ObamaCare contraceptive coverage mandate. As LifeSite News reported on Wednesday’s hearing: This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor, a 175-year-old religious order of women who have vowed their lives to care for the elderly poor.
  • The Cost In Standing Up For Your Pastor? $2 Billion

    03/23/2016 10:51:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Bryan Crabtree
    Georgia is the latest to enter the national mayhem surrounding a state-sponsored religious freedom bill.  Its also the latest group to be the target of media obfuscation.  Several versions of #HB757, The Religious Freedom Act have been debated by the legislature of Georgia.  The most memorable was the February version that allowed businesses to cite their faith as a reason not to conduct business with lifestyles that conflict with their values..  The was a far-right version that conflated our for-profit roles in commerce with projecting our religious beliefs on our customers and clients.  If sinners are banned from commerce, then...
  • When Muslim Truck Drivers are Fired for Not Delivering Beer, Court Has an Unbelievable Response

    03/18/2016 10:38:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    ILJ Review ^ | 10/ | Mike Miller
    Two Muslim truck drivers who sued their former employer for religious discrimination after being fired for refusing to make beer deliveries have been awarded $240,000 by a jury. And the Obama administration represented them in the case.Fox News host Megyn Kelly was flabbergasted: “The Obama administration actually represented the two Muslims in this case. But has sometimes taken a very different position in the case of Christians trying to assert their religious beliefs.” She then said to Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano: “So in the case of the Muslim truck drivers, the Obama administration through the EEOC is...
  • When Trump Blamed Pamela Geller For Inciting Violence

    03/15/2016 8:11:01 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 170 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 15, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Donald Trump, who denies that his provocative and sometimes profane rhetoric (particularly against Muslims_ has anything to do with violence and protests at his University of Illinois-Chicago rally, once blamed conservative activist Pamela Geller for provoking an attempted armed assault by – wait for it – unnecessarily provoking Muslims. As Gideon Resnick noted last December in the Daily Beast, pre-candidate Trump was not as passionately concerned with Pamela Geller’s First Amendment free speech rights as he now is about his own:
  • The silent majority is mad as hell

    03/14/2016 3:27:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 14, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Violence broke out over the weekend at several Donald Trump campaign rallies. Leftwing thugs battled with police in Chicago and St. Louis. One unhinged lunatic tried to storm the stage at a rally in Dayton, Ohio. He was stopped by Secret Service agents. Heaven only knows what he would’ve done had he gotten a hold of Mr. Trump. To be clear – what happened over the weekend was not just an attack on Mr. Trump. It was an attack on the First Amendment. But instead of condemning the professional hooligans -- the political chattering class condemned Mr. Trump. A despondent...
  • NASA’s Johnson Space Center Sparks Legal Challenge by Banning Jesus from Newsletter

    02/27/2016 11:11:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 26, 2016 | 3:48 PM EST | Penny Starr
    The Praise and Worship Club at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, has been told that it cannot use the word "Jesus" in meeting announcements placed in the JSC Today email newsletter, because it violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution's First Amendment. The warning given to the club by the JSC Today legal team in May 2015 has recently picked up national attention, with the Liberty Institute attorneys sending a demand letter to NASA threatening a lawsuit on Feb. 8 and the CitizenGo website launching a petition drive on Feb....