Tuesday, March 31, 2015

CNN’S FAR-LEFT MOVE COSTS MSNBC NEARLY HALF ITS AUDIENCE

CNN’s ratings for the first quarter of 2015 are out, and in the bitter fight for last place, CNN’s move to the far-left has resulted in CNN enjoying ratings gains apparently at MSNBC’s expense. Although both CNN and MSNBC are way behind Fox News in every metric, the two left-wing networks appear to be in a fight for the same pool of far-left viewers. - Breitbart

“No. I’m not running and I’m not going to run."







Obama administration refuses to negotiate openly w/ Iran because the deal is terrible and they know it.







Rand Paul to launch 2016 bid with rallies in Kentucky, early primary states

Tell ABC and Disney to CANCEL their TV sitcom about hateful anti-Christian gay activist bully Dan Savage









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Gallup shows 26 percent of blacks now identify as conservative





Reid to CNN on lying about Romney from the Senate floor: "He didn't win, did he?"







Confused About The Furor Over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law? Read These 9 Things





With the cacophonous debate on both sides of this issue, it’s hard to know what the heck is actually going on. So here are the nine things you need to know about Indiana’s new religious freedom law. - Casey Harper/Daily Caller

1. The law is based on the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which says that the government “may substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion” only “in the furtherance of a compelling government interest” and using “the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling government interest.” The Indiana law is not specifically targeted at gay people and does not even mention sexuality, but gay rights advocates say the law’s language is ripe for abuse.

2. This law is not a get out of jail free card for “discriminators.” ...

3. In the approximately 20 years RFRA has been federal law, not a single person has successfully used RFRA to circumvent civil rights laws. Some people have tried and failed.

4. This law already exists in different forms at the federal level and in 19 states across the country. Those laws passed without nearly the same hullabaloo.

5. A large reason for the controversy now is that, as American Civil Liberties Union Director Jane Henegar puts it, many believe “the bill was introduced as a backlash reaction to achieving marriage equality for same-sex couples in Indiana.” The previous RFRA laws passed before gay marriage was such an issue....

6. Indiana’s RFRA law is different in one large way. The law has more explicit language that allows businesses or individuals to invoke RFRA in civil disputes. ...

7. Indiana does not have a law explicitly prohibiting discrimination against gay people. Many other states do.

8. This is a largely symbolic fight that will have little effect on gay discrimination cases in Indiana, of which there are few.

9. There is a growing list of companies, governments and celebrities vowing to boycott the state because of the law.... read the whole article at The Daily Caller





An amusing struggle as the press tries to explain why RFRA is different from all those other laws - HotAir
It took some prodding from conservative outlets, but the media has at long last begun to grudgingly admit that virtually identical laws are on the books in nearly two dozen other states and on the federal level, many bearing the signatures of Democrats. This has left liberal opponents sputtering and side stepping in their attempts to say, well yeah, but this is way worse because… Republicans!

...Hey! When we passed this thing you never said it was going to be used to protect Christians!!...



"This protest movement against Indiana’s Religious-Freedom Restoration Act has gotten completely out of hand. The outrage is based on lies, misinformation, and propaganda about things that are not even in the law." - Paula Bollard/PjMedia


The Wall That Heals visit to Eureka, CA


The Wall That Heals will be hosted by AMVETS Humboldt Bay Post 96 for 4 days of events and activities dedicated to honoring and remembering veterans. - Juniper Rose/Times-Standard

Alongside the more than 58,000 soldiers who died as a result of injuries suffered in the Vietnam War are the names of 58 Humboldt County residents etched on the half-sized replica wall that will be erected Wednesday.

For many, Wednesday through Sunday may be their only chance to see the names of loved ones or locals who died serving their county, said Allan Dollison, member of the local veterans group AMVETS Post 96, which is hosting the wall. It has been 30 years since a Vietnam War memorial replica has visited the county.

“We really needed to get this wall back here,” Dollison said. “We are losing Vietnam veterans. This will really likely be one of the last chances to bring the wall here while these veterans are able to be here.”

Bringing the wall to Humboldt County has been a group effort that has taken collaboration from many different individuals, businesses and groups, said Dean Glaser, a Vietnam War veteran and commander of AMVETS Post 96.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
9:00AM: TWTH is escorted to site from Redding Civic Auditorium

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
9:00AM: Volunteers set up TWTH

Thursday, April 2, 2015
10:00AM: Opening Ceremonies
All Day: TWTH open to the public

Friday, April 3, 2015
All Day: TWTH open to the public

Saturday, April 4, 2015
All Day: TWTH open to the public.

Sunday, April 5, 2015
12:00PM: Volunteers take down TWTH
- See more at: http://www.buildthecenter.vvmf.org/page/event/detail/thewallthathealsevent/jtj#sthash.38zDGW8b.fy3qx08y.dpuf

For more information visit: ◼ http://www.buildthecenter.vvmf.org/page/event/detail/thewallthathealsevent/jtj

Obama promised era of openness, but journalists say the opposite is happening




Monday, March 30, 2015

"I'll have what he's having"



The Article V Initiative: The way for the states to end Washington's spending


If you’re frustrated by the refusal of Congress to stop its fiscal insanity – and how could you not be? – it’s time to start realizing that the Constitution gives states and the people more power over Congress than most realize. And right now there is an effort called the Article V Initiative that would wield and deploy that power. - Herman Cain

This is not a constitutional convention, which would be for the purpose of writing an entirely new Constitution. It is solely for the purpose of voting to enact amendments. Once such a meeting of the states is called (and Congress cannot refuse if two-thirds of the states call for it), then any amendment would require a vote of three-fourths (38 total) of state legislatures for ratification.

I spoke this past weekend to the people leading the Article V initiative. They are determined to work with state legislatures to bring on board the 34 states that would call for this meeting of the states. KEEP READING

“Any crisis, real or invented, becomes a pretext to spend.”

JERRY BROWN’S DROUGHT BILL LEAVES FARMERS DRY, QUENCHES THIRST OF SPECIAL INTERESTS - Breitbart

"In the final analysis, a billion dollar drought bill leaves the famers with some chump change, while multiple special interest groups get their share of the pot."

One might think that not even a climate change devotee like Jerry Brown could justify spending two-thirds of a 1.1 $billion drought relief fund on flood control.

Yet, that is what the governor plans on doing, reported the Wall Street Journal. Climate change makes “extreme weather events” more probable Brown contends. “All of a sudden, when you’re all focused on drought, you can get massive storms that flood through these channels and overflow and cause havoc,” he explained last week to lawmakers from the Golden State.

This contorted logic, the Journal correctly points out, demonstrates that “any crisis, real or invented, becomes a pretext to spend.” However, it is more than just finding another reason to spend tax payer funds. It is deceptive to allocate money for the purpose of offering “direct relief to workers and communities most impacted by these historic dry conditions,” and then spend it on flood control....

Of the $1.1 billion Drought Relief funds, only $40 million of that would bring emergency drinking water and food assistance for those who need it the most. The measure would give $30 million to green businesses specializing in water-efficiency projects that reduce greenhouse gases.

Project Veritas: Another University is willing to have an ISIS Club.



The Campus Left Begins to Implode

If you pay any attention to the ways in which radicalism dominates the culture of the university these days, you're likely to feel as though you've gone through the looking glass. "White privilege." "Trigger warnings." "Rape culture." All of this (and much else) has turned academia into a bizarre, Orwellian simulacrum of itself. - Weekly Standard

...we may be witnessing the first dawning realization on the left about the problems inherent in their movement. Allow me to present three pieces, each from a liberal looking at contemporary campus politics....
I used to endorse a particular brand of politics that is prevalent at McGill and in Montreal more widely. It is a fusion of a certain kind of anti-oppressive politics and a certain kind of radical leftist politics. This particular brand of politics begins with good intentions and noble causes, but metastasizes into a nightmare. . . .

There is something dark and vaguely cultish about this particular brand of politics. I've thought a lot about what exactly that is. I've pinned down four core features that make it so disturbing: dogmatism, groupthink, a crusader mentality, and anti-intellectualism. I'll go into detail about each one of these. The following is as much a confession as it is an admonishment. I will not mention a single sin that I have not been fully and damnably guilty of in my time.... KEEP READING