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Gun accessory manufacturer Magpul has moved the manufacture of two of its most popular products to other states.
After Colorado passed a law making any magazines over 15 rounds illegal, Magpul vowed to move some or all of its manufacturing out-of-state. Now, the accessory maker is living up to the promise.
Magpul is now making PMags, magazines that can hold 10 t0 30 rounds, outside of the Centennial State for the first time.
Moving magazine production isn’t the final action that Magpul is taking. It has also moved it’s rifle sight production to another state and is currently looking for a new home for its headquarters.
The accessory maker is also expected to announce further details on its plans after this weekend’s National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Houston, TX.
Earlier this month the same legislation cleared the Arizona House which leaves only Governor Jan Brewer’s signature before it becomes law.
While U.S. currency will continue to be accepted in the Grand Canyon State, the new bill allows gold and silver coins and bullion to be used beginning mid-2014.
Utah passed a similar law in 2011. Kansas, South Carolina and several other states are advancing similar bills.
While Utah and Arizona’s legislation is little more than symbolic, other states are eyeing infrastructure projects key to allowing precious metals to be used as legal tender.
Texas legislators are considering a measure to create the Texas Bullion Depository that would store about $1 Billion in gold currently held in a New York facility. The new facility would also function as a place for public deposits which would create a realistic medium for trade similar to blacksmiths’ and bankers’ handling of the precious metal in earlier times. Money could be deposited for one or more “depository notes” which could be traded for goods and services. The person receiving the notes in trade could then turn it in to the depository for gold. The notes would likely be backed by the State government and its gold holdings.
While the U.S. Constitution prevents states from coining money, it also says that states may not “make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts” a phrase likely opening the door for states to pass these precious metal currency bills.
The States’ moves are seen as a response to the Federal Reserve’s constant dumping of liquidity into the American economy thereby devaluing the dollar and, as many believe, leading to the collapse of the U.S. paper money.
While some states may be taking action as a symbolic nose-thumbing at the Fed, others are clearly planning for the potential downfall of the dollar.
Through the work of Governor Bobby Jindal, Louisiana has been increasing its voucher program for students. Allowing families to choose schools that perform may be helping improve education in the state. A recent study by Students First put Louisiana at the top of its education policy report.
The voucher plan, while popular with parents desperate to find quality education in a safe environment for their children, is not liked by the state teachers’ union. In the interview below the president of the LA Teacher Union states that “vouchers are taking their children” as if they were owned by the school. Or, in the
It’s time to stand up everyone! Your children, your offspring, are not the property of the government or a government agent.
Let’s add a little humor to lighten the mood for a few seconds!
What happened in Boston last week was truly a tragedy. Two Muslim brothers detonated two bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Unless you have been living in a cave or under a rock somewhere you already know what happened. The sad fact is the Obama Administration, the FBI, and the entire intelligence community failed to protect the American people. Three people died and over 175 were injured by two brothers practicing their religion of peace.
Throughout history people of all different faiths have killed each other in the name of religion. Millions of people have perished in religious persecutions world wide and it unfortunately continues to this day. This article is not intended to bash one faith over another. It is intended to expose one of the biggest propaganda statements of all time; that Islam is a religion of peace.
Hard core leftist apologists will tell you till you are blue in the face that the word “Jihad” means spiritual struggle. This is a false statement. If this were true, then why are people with disabilities and debilitating deceases not included in the so called “spiritual struggle”? Apologist’s aside, Jihad means “Holy War” according to the Quran.
The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to Jihad, or Holy War with the Infidels and the non-believers. The goal of the Islamic faith is to create a Caliphate or Islamic world wide rule. There is no room for any other religion especially Christianity and Judaism. There is also no spiritual struggle.
According to the Quran, Islam coupled with Sharia law is the only faith that matters. There is no tolerance or recognition of other faiths. In fact, the word infidel literally means to reject one’s faith.
Let’s take a look at some of the more violent verses from the Quran.
(3:56) “As to those who reject faith I will punish thee with terrible agony in this world and in the hereafter.”
(66:9) “O’ Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites and be stern with them. Hell will be their home, a hapless journey’s end.”
(2:191-193) “Slay them where ever ye may find them, and drive them out from where ever they may hide. For persecution of Muslims is worse than slaughter of non-believers and the Infidels.”
And my personal favorite:
(8:12) “I will cast terror into the hearts of the non-believers. Therefore smite their necks and strike off their heads.”
Not all Muslims are bad people. There are many peacful Muslims who have spoken out against this type of extremism. The problem is there voices are far and few between. Peaceful Muslims unfortunately have been silent for far too long. They are either afraid to speak out or sympathetic to the more extreme voices in their faith.
How can a religion be considered peaceful if it does not recognize other faiths? If Islam is truly a peaceful religion than why are their so many verses preaching violence against others who practice a different faith?
Since 1970, it is estimated that over 80% of terroristic acts have been perpetrated by Muslims. There are the occasional acts of terror by White Supremacist Groups and even by Fundamentalist Christians however they occur less frequent and make up a very small portion of terrorism as a whole.
In Israel alone there have been over 75 separate terrorist attacks in the past 30 years. From suicide bombings to car bombs and rockets to kidnappings, the Israeli people have been feeling the love from the religion of peace for years.
Let’s look at some other acts of terrorism committed by followers of the religion of peace.
February 26, 1993- First World Trade Center bombing
October 12, 2000- Bombing of the USS Cole
September 11, 2001- Hijacked planes take out the WTC Towers and The Pentagon
September 11, 2012- Our embassy in Benghazi was attacked
April 15, 2013- Bombing of The Boston Marathon
All of these horrible acts were perpetrated by those who claim to practice the religion of peace.
Americans need to stop worrying about God Fearing Christians and instead start worrying about radical Jihadists. After all, it is not Christians that are strapping bombs to their waist’s and blowing people up in the name of their God. Shame on our Department of Homeland Security for labeling Evangelical Christians as a hate group. Big Sis needs to be watching our mosques not our churches.
Once again, I want to reiterate that not all Muslims are bad people. There are many Muslims who reject the narrow minded interpretation of many parts of the Quran. The problem is most of them who reject the more violent interpretation do not speak out loudly enough.
America needs a lot more Muslim voices to speak out and strongly reject the violence that is preached against men, women, and children of other faiths. We also need the apologists on the left to take their heads out of the sand and recognize that we are under attack from radical extremists.
According to the left in this country there is no such thing as Radical Islam. The blame America first crowd thinks we brought this upon ourselves. Give me a break.
The pathetic left can’t even muster up the courage to use the word terrorism. They say they are conducting “over seas contigency operations” instead. When their is an attack on our homeland they call it a “man made disaster”.
If the left truly believed in tolerance they would also speak out against the intolerance of the religion of peace. Instead they would rather attack truly peaceful Christians just because they disagree with them.
The truth is if we do not stand firm against extremism now than it will consume us later. We need to call it what it is, terrorism. Changing the words we use will not make the act any less frequent or less damaging. In fact it will only invite more terrorism. We can not stand down and accept acts of terrorism as some kind of new normal. We must band together and fight evil wherever it may be. You do not gain peace through weakness, you gain peace through strength.
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Tolerance is not a wonderful thing; it’s the ultimate “F” bomb forcing Americans to assimilate to multiculturalism (Cultural Marxism), and that ideology is dangerous.
Tolerance toward everyone and every foreign culture within any country’s borders has long gotten people, armies, and countries slaughtered by brutal enemies. But that is the grand scheme behind “tolerance.”
It’s one thing to for foreign cultures to come to America and become American, but it’s a threat when those cultures demand America assimilate to them.
Today tolerance is permitting two threats to takeover America: Islam’s culture and violence and illegal and legal immigration from third world countries demanding America assimilate to those cultures.
First the Ted Kennedy 1965 Immigration Act opened the amnesty floodgates for “an extension of civil rights sentiments beyond our borders,” and America has been losing its culture to many cultures that hate us ever since. Kennedy’s Immigration Act refused the continuing admittance of white Europeans to America. There was no tolerance for Irish, English, Scots, and Germans, and only a small number of Visas were extended to Italians and some Eastern European countries. Why? Progressive leftist intolerance demands Americans accept illegal and legal immigration from non-white third world countries, while apologizing for white America’s prosperity (despite America having prosperity in all races) uneducated and unskilled third world countries are forbidden to experience.
America ought to express regret to those foreigners who hate the United States, but adore our food stamp and welfare programs. After all, Americans are obliged to“tolerate” and assimilate to those taking over with foreign cultures!
Yet the so-called tolerant Left forbids non-white third world countries from rising up and prospering their own lands. The excuse; those people would lose their culture. Never mind the fact those people are starving to death in their natural resources lands they should be allowed to build wealthy from. The Left wants those cultures to come to America and takeover America’s despicable white culture with resentment toward Americans. And Americans better tolerate this conquering with a repentant smile.
And whatever we filthy Americans do, apologize to illegal aliens—a word now banned by the Associated Press, because “illegal” is considered a “negative connotation.” Never mind the negative connotation of foreign cultures demanding America surrender to them.
Next: The “T” word has run further toward America’s ruination since 9/11. Now Americans are expected to apologize to Islam for its violent world-wide mass slaughter. America should apologize to the world for existing while Islamic enemies slaughter Americans.
Who cares that Islam and other foreign cultures are taking over and destroying America, and who cares if they have no tolerance for America and Americans, non-Muslim Americans must request forgiveness from Islamists even as Islamists slaughter us.
By-the-way, it’s not a negative connotation to say you despise Jews—after all, don’t you think “they” own too many banks—, Israel—can’t “they” find another place to settle their 5000 year-old land—, Christians—look how they’ve taken over the world by beheading everyone into submission! And whites; look how they extinguished every, single African and indigenous tribe on earth.
Yes, tolerance! It is of utmost importance when it comes to demeaning and destroying America.
This so-called broad-mindedness, which tells Americans we must be charitable toward all, is a progressive code phrase set up to destroy liberty. Tolerance demands Americans lock-step to, and follow, everything and everyone, while hating white Christian, conservative Americans and America’s imperialistic founding— that intolerable Constitution that upholds Natures Laws, i.e. individual freedom and liberty to all.
What is intolerable is many Americans accept this hatred. Those who detest America will never “tolerate” Americans, so why are we “tolerating” them? Because politically correct government leaders and the anti-American Left demand Americans endure the destruction of our nation, culture, language, and people. It is after all the best way to apologize for America’s existence.
Call it a cultural surrender. The House of War is slowly—or not so slowly, in Europe’s case—being absorbed into the House of Submission.
The Left does not want America to last, that’s why it adores illegal and legal immigration from third world countries and terror states. The Left wants angry unskilled, uneducated people invading America and living off the welfare state.
Leftists want jihadists bombing American cities and Americans submitting to the enemy. That is because the “House of Submission” Bawer refers to lacks tolerance for the 19th and early 20th century immigration: Immigrate to America because it offers opportunity to become wealthy—something Europe forbade unless one belonged to the aristocracy. Wealth opportunity is not tolerated by progressives. Old immigration helped build America; it rejected terrorists and anarchists and promoted prosperity, something “tolerance” is determined to undermine.
Early 20th century immigrants may have been poor and many lived in overcrowded cities, but work opportunity, earning and saving money, meant rising out of poverty. Those immigrants assimilated to America’s culture because they wanted to be American. Tolerance instructs today’s immigrants that America is a nation of racists and Americans should assimilate to foreign cultures living here.
Tolerance says Americans are“totalitarian in nature,” so make all believe we are a “nation of immigrants.”
The “Tolerance” pro-amnesty phrase—“America is a nation of immigrants”—has further brainwashed Americans into believing we are Al Gore’s “out of one, many,” and not “E Pluribus Unum,” “Out of Many, One.”
If America is a nation of immigrants, then there are no American-born or nationalized Americans.
If America’s current population is 307 million people and 50 million are legal and illegal, and of that, 12 million illegal, then only 13% of the U.S. population are naturalized citizens and 16% illegal. That means America is a nation of majority American citizens born or naturalized. Thus we are not a nation of immigrants, but Americans.
Notice it’s perfectly acceptable for illegal immigrants from Mexico, South America, and other third world countries to take “Medicaid ($2.5 billion); treatment for the uninsured ($2.2 billion); food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches ($1.9 billion); the federal prison and court systems ($1.6 billion); and federal aid to schools ($1.4 billion) from American taxpayers, after all, America is too white, too rich, and has no right offering opportunity to anyone who wants to work their way legally and honestly toward their dream!
If most third world immigrants are unskilled, it’s America’s fault. We offer too much work opportunity!
If Islam creates terror, it’s simply lashing out at that fact America offers Islamic terrorists too many prospects for Ivy League educations.
This is the Left: They despise everything America stands for: The Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration, law-abiding immigration to become American, freedom, liberty, free speech that says you can’t say “illegal alien” to describe people illegally entering and living inside U.S. borders. And forget religious freedom that allows Christians to say the name Jesus and own Bibles when Korans should be the only holy book allowed in America.
You talk about Intolerable!
The only time the Left tolerates the Bill of Rights and Constitution is for itself—to spread its progressive propaganda created to destroy the Constitution, Bill of Rights and America.
“Tolerance” is giving America the finger with a big “F” you. It is getting America attacked and people slaughtered in the name of multiculturalism.
Those who hate America will never tolerate Americans or this nation as it was founded, so why are we tolerating those who hate America and want to destroy her?
It has been said before but I will say it again. Federally elected officials just don’t comprehend the role of government.
Today I read a comment by Senator John Hoeven.
More than two years ago I persuaded former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to initiate a new USGS study of the Williston Basin to stimulate more private-sector investment in infrastructure like housing, hotels, retail stores and other services to meet the needs of a rapidly growing western North Dakota. This new USGS study further confirms and reinforces the fact that the Williston Basin is a sustainable, long-term play warranting strong private-sector investment for decades into the future.
As laudable as encouraging private investment in job creation is, it does not justify theft. When the government steals resources from one person to create wealth for another person it is theft.
I presented a question to Senator Hoeven in a response to his self-congratulatory Facebook post. Do I have authority to take from his resources in order to accumulate more of mine own? I answered him, and say to you, “I think not!”
Federal elected officials continue to fail to recognize that government is an extension of my authority, not the master of it. The Constitution states “We the people” created the government. Honest Abe said this a nation of, for, and by the people. The government ought not presume to have authority greater than that which has been given them by the people. Now, it may shock some of my wise conservative friends, but even the people do not have legitimate authority to take from one to specifically enhance the quality of life of another. Theft is not a natural right of man.
Our dear and beloved federal elitists fail to understand this simple concept. Just as I have no authority to take another man’s life, I also have no right to take another man’s property without his consent. That is not a hard concept to grasp.
Maybe, just maybe, the God of Moses got it right when He said “Thou Shalt Not Steal!”
In America we prattle on about being a capitalist society. The over-educated elected in Washington bray the loudest about it. Yet, it is such an elementary concept they continue to fail math class because their calculations simply don’t add up.
America was not built on “capitalism”. It was built on the idea of a free market. Every nation that is, was, or will ever be will be capitalist. Capital is nothing more nor less than the resources of production. Capital is the seed that grows to wheat, it is the wheat that is ground to flour, it is the flour that is baked to bread, it is resource of life.
It is who owns and controls the resources (capital) that determines how the seed goes from soil to bread. In a free market system private individuals own and control the capital. Each barters, for money or bread, directly with others to increase one form of capital in exchange for another form.
Some societies operate as government owned and control capitalist systems. I won’t even engage in the debate that those systems have failed miserably. Other societies operate under the premise of private ownership and government control. More failed and inefficient systems.
The United States of America prospered, generally, when it was operating a free market. But, as self interests and pursuit of power began to influence the government this great nation became stifled. What generated that stifling was greed. Some men saw others accumulate more resources (capital) and demanded it for themselves…outside of a barter system. They chose through unionization to restrict the trade of their resources (labor) for other resources. They also sought to expand the role of government and became redistributionists. When that happened the system began to have leaks and chasms of decay, generally.
Today, one cannot swing a dead cat in Washington without hitting some elected officials that believes the role of government is to redistribute capital!
I come back to my question, what right does a government have beyond my own rights? The answer is, “none”.
Senator Hoeven, and most of his colleagues are infected with the disease of illogic. They believe that somehow the government has authority to steal corn from Kansas to study turtles Mississippi. That is theft of capital. Is it well intended? Most likely it is. Does it balance the scales of economic justice. Perhaps it does. Is it wrong in a nation historically free market. Without a doubt.
Self-avowed communist revolutionary and former “Green Jobs Czar” turned CNN contributor Van Jones was arrested on Monday at a protest outside a federal courthouse in St. Louis. According to Jones’ Twitter posts, miners are being “ripped off by Big Coal,” so he volunteered to be arrested along with 16 others.
Jones said he was protesting not only for environmental reasons, but also because the miners are being cheated of their earned pensions. Ironically, Jones has spent considerable time, money, and effort to put coal miners out of work by way of demonizing fossil fuel energy production.
CNN hasn’t commented on the actions of Jones, nor is it clear whether the news organization paid for his travel expenses.
Jones is not alone.
Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) (and Van Jones BFF) got himself arrested on purpose a couple of years ago. The two are quite close, apparently. Read: The Company You Keep
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As stated by the President, this press conference was in honor of outgoing White House Correspondents’ President Ed Henry, of Fox News. Accordingly, the first recognized was Henry, and he offered questions on Syria and Benghazi. On Syria, Henry asked what the next move is for this administration. It is not surprising that since chemical weapons are the bone of contention in Syria, that Obama went directly for what can only be considered a thinly-veiled statement referring to actions of the Bush Administration on Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq:
And what we now have is evidence that chemical weapons have been used inside of Syria, but we don’t know how they were used, when they were used, who used them; we don’t have chain of custody that establishes what exactly happened. And when I am making decisions about America’s national security and the potential for taking additional action in response to chemical weapon use, I’ve got to make sure I’ve got the facts.
That’s what the American people would expect. And if we end up rushing to judgment without hard, effective evidence, then we can find ourselves in the position where we can’t mobilize the international community to support what we do. There may be objections even among some people in the region who are sympathetic with the opposition if we take action. So, you know, it’s important for us to do this in a prudent way.
When pressed by Henry on the question of whether or not the U.S. would act militarily against the Assad regime in Syria, Obama came short of stating that would happen, opting to merely state that he has options outlined by the Pentagon. What those options are were not mentioned, for security reasons.
On Benghazi, the question was on members of the administration that have apparently been blocked from testifying about what they know about the attack that lead to the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens, and three members of the consulate staff.
Ed, I’m not familiar with this notion that anybody’s been blocked from testifying. So what I’ll do is I will find out what exactly you’re referring to. What I’ve been very clear about from the start is that our job with respect to Benghazi has been to find out exactly what happened, to make sure that U.S. embassies not just in the Middle East but around the world are safe and secure and to bring those who carried it out to justice.
It’s not surprising that Obama denied that anyone was being blocked from testifying, but it’s also unlikely that there will be any follow-up on the question as promised. Obama moved on to the next reporter after this.
Jessica Yellin of CNN offered the next question on whether or not we, as a nation, are moving backwards in national security and intelligence, citing Senator Lindsey Graham’s concerns on the matter. Note that the question focused on the failure in preventing the Boston bombing, not the subsequent reaction and investigation.
No. Mr. Graham is not right on this issue, although I’m sure it generated some headlines. I think that what we saw in Boston was state, local, federal officials, every agency, rallying around a city that had been attacked, identifying the perpetrators just hours after the scene had been examined. We now have one individual deceased, one in custody. Charges have been brought.
I think that all our law enforcement officials performed in an exemplary fashion after the bombing had taken place. And we should be very proud of their work, as obviously we’re proud of the people of Boston, all the first responders and the medical personnel that helped save lives.
What we also know is that the Russian intelligence services had alerted U.S. intelligence about the older brother as well as the mother, indicating that they might be sympathizers to extremists. The FBI investigated that older brother. It’s not as if the FBI did nothing. They not only investigated the older brother; they interviewed the older brother. They concluded that there were no signs that he was engaging in extremist activity. So that much we know.
Obama did go on to note that we need to be vigilant to prevent a future attack, stated that the Department of Homeland Security and FBI had done their jobs, and stated that we need to go on living our lives.
The next question was from Jonathan Karl at ABC, and bluntly asked if the President felt that he had the ability to pass his agenda, given the push back he has been getting from both sides of the aisle in Congress. Sequestration was also brought up in this segment, particularly the FAA.
Look, we — you know, we understand that we’re in divided government right now. Republicans control the House of Representatives. In the Senate, this habit of requiring 60 votes for even the most modest piece of legislation has gummed up the works there. And I think it’s — comes to no surprise, not even to the American people, but even to members of Congress themselves, that right now things are pretty dysfunctional up on Capitol Hill.
Despite that, I’m actually confident that there are a range of things that we’re going to be able to get done. I feel confident that the bipartisan work that’s been done on immigration reform will result in a bill that passes the Senate and passes the House and gets on my desk. And that’s going to be a historic achievement. And I’m — I’ve been very complimentary of the efforts of both Republicans and Democrats in those efforts.
And on the FAA, and Congress:
Well, hold on a second. The — so the alternative, of course, is either to go ahead and impose a whole bunch of delays on passengers now, which also does not fix the problem, or the third alternative is to actually fix the problem by coming up with a broader, larger deal.
But, you know, Jonathan, you seem to suggest that somehow, these folks over there have no responsibilities and that my job is to somehow get them to behave. That’s their job. They are elected, members of Congress are elected in order to do what’s right for their constituencies and for the American people. So if, in fact, they are seriously concerned about passenger convenience and safety, then they shouldn’t just be thinking about tomorrow or next week or the week after that; they should be thinking about what’s going to happen five years from now, 10 years from now or 15 years from now.
The only way to do that is for them to engage with me on coming up with a broader deal.
And that’s exactly what I’m trying to do is to continue to talk to them about are there ways for us to fix this. Frankly, I don’t think that if I were to veto, for example, this FAA bill, that that somehow would lead to the broader fix. It just means that there’d be pain now, which they would try to blame on me, as opposed to pain five years from now. But either way, the problem’s not getting fixed. The only way the problem does get fixed is if both parties sit down and they say, how are we going to make sure that we’re reducing our deficit sensibly; how are we making sure that we’ve investing in things like rebuilding our airports and our roads and our bridges and investing in early childhood education and all — basic research, all the things that are going to help us grow, and that’s what the American people want.
The last questions were offered by Bill Plante of CBS, Chuck Todd of NBC, and Antonieta Cadiz of the Chilean press, offering questions on Guantanamo Bay, ObamaCare, and Immigration respectively. Obama did make a parting statement on NBA player Jason Collins “coming out of the closet”. A full transcript of the press conference is available at the Washington Post website.
Immediately after President Obama stated that he had no knowledge of efforts to block whistleblowers from telling their stories in regard to the Benghazi attack, Congressman and Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Darrell Issa ( R-CA) issued the following statement:
“A lawyer for Benghazi whistleblowers has publicly stated that the State Department is blocking her client’s ability to talk freely with counsel. Over the past two weeks, I have sent four letters requesting that this Administration make information available about how lawyers – who already have security clearances and are representing Benghazi whistleblowers – can be cleared to fully hear their clients’ stories. I have yet to receive any response from the Obama Administration.”
“Even if the President really doesn’t know anything about someone wanting to come forward, his position should be that whistleblowers deserve protection and that anyone who has different information about Benghazi is free to come forward to Congress. The President’s unwillingness to commit himself to protecting whistleblowers only aids those in his Administration who are intimidating them,” Issa Said.
Congressman Issa has presented four letters to the Administration requesting that information be made available to whistleblower’s attorneys in the Benghazi case.
Please visit the Committee’s site at http://oversight.house.gov/ for more information and to show support for Congressman Issa’s demand for answers in the ongoing Benghazi investigation.
The first three questions at President Obama’s late starting 100 Days press conference Tuesday did not put the administration in a very good light. The first question about the weapons of mass destruction used in Syria cause the POTUS to respond he understood chemical weapons were used but he was unsure by whom, where and why. His team would investigate and this might be a game changer…
Question two related to the ongoing situation in finding the truth about Benghazi, specifically that some people were being stonewalled from testifying. The president had not heard of intimidation tactics being used against the whistle blowers but his team would investigate and he would get back with information.
The third question was regarding the Boston Bombing and whether there might have been an issue with our intelligence. To no one’s surprise, after a long circular statement, the president said they were investigating this issue and there would be more information in the future.
Continuing with a tough question on the sequester the president went on to remind reporters that he warned everyone of problems with with plan. He did seem to have forgotten that it was his administration who first proposed the sequester as a solution, not Congress. In a not unexpected move, this second term president has transgressed from blaming the past president to putting all the onus onto the mean Republicans in Congress.
Oh, and just in case you didn’t know, the president told us that his grand Obamacare program is all wrapped up with a bow and implemented, causing only minor problems for a few people… Any issues are due to those darned Republicans. (If your insurance has gone up 10, 15 or 25% in the past year to cover all those ‘free’ programs; if your company has reduced hours or the number of employers due to the health insurance requirements; if you’re having a harder time finding a doctor, you might want to write the president and let him know.)
Also, GITMO would be closed if not for those darned Republicans.
One highlight in the otherwise mundane conference was when the sarcastic Obama stated that maybe he should just pack up and go home to which the Twitter universe resoundingly replied, “Yes, please.”
The press conference concluded with a few comments about the gay basketball player’s coming out to which many are wondering how impressed the public should be that this president places such emphasis on keeping up with sports current events. Some might prefer that with all the challenges faced by Americans citizens might be more impressed if the president would state that he spends less time focusing on athletes and that his priority was improving the safety and economy of the country. Of course, given the above answers, who would believe him?
You can watch the entire press conference on C-Span. . . or you can vacuum your carpet.
Stick figure deemed racist by council member
After finishing what was intended to be a civic project, a group of high school students in Virginia were excited to present a patchwork quilt to their city council during a recent meeting.
Despite their good intentions, though, one race-baiting council member took offense to the artwork in one square, implying it displayed latent racism.
Representing a class trip, a small stick figure was meant to represent students before the event and on the other side of a bridge stood a larger, golden figure signifying “how he feels after he’s been enriched with all the different knowledge,” a student explained.
Council member Sharon Brooks-Hodge immediately chimed in with a stale argument indicative of today’s constantly offended left.
“Excuse me,” she interrupted. “Um, why is the small black person the negative image?”
Disregarding the fact most stick figures are black and darkness is traditionally associated with a lack of knowledge, the local politician simply assumed her obsession with race extended to the students before her.
“It’s not negative,” the student responded. “It’s just showing how much we increased.”
The councilwoman made it clear she did not approve and then proceeded to chide the instructors involved in the project.
During the hostile confrontation, one student reportedly began crying and at least one teacher tried unsuccessfully to convince the ignorant council member the quilt had nothing to do with race.
An apparently rational councilman, Danny Turner, apologized to students and faculty during a subsequent visit to the school, but the ordeal continues as the NAACP injects itself into the conversation.
Suggesting students undergo “training on how offensive depictions like this were to people of color,” the organization said in a statement that “this incident could have been avoided.”
I respectfully contend this incident could have been avoided if Brooks-Hodge did not look for discrimination under every rock and on every quilt.
Reports indicate the council will vote to either accept or reject a request to display the quilt within a city building. In light of one councilwoman’s unwarranted outburst, though, even if the the city agrees to prominently hang the quilt it will include some form of disclaimer.
The left’s effort to Balkanize America while attaching a stigma of intolerance to anyone in the majority for any reason is increasing in frequency and intensity. This small town councilwoman’s vitriol and name-calling proves the radical left has no intention of letting its divisive legacy wane.
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This week the media is all aflutter over the idea that one obscure basketball player has admitted he is gay. Jason Collins, the little used center for the Washington Wizards decided the world needs to know his sexual orientation. Prior to this announcement the season averaging 1.1 point bench player was a relative unknown to most. A cynical person might even question if this coming out was a political move meant to help job security. Still, this story skyrocketed through all the news outlets and its popularity even garnered Collins a phone call from the president.
To give a life-saving bone marrow donation to a complete stranger. It’s sad that you haven’t heard about Cameron Lyle from the University of New Hampshire.
When Lyle realized that medical procedure would end his sports career he stated matter-of-factly, “It’s just a sport. Life is much more important than that. So it was pretty easy.”
The man who needs his help is said to have only six months to live without the lifesaving marrow implant.
Two stories. One getting all kinds of press. One receiving little. But one is a true hero.
Share the name of a true hero: Cameron Lyle.
First we find out the Mom has a warrant for her arrest for shoplifting, now we find out Tamerlan’s wife was busted in 2007 for shoplifting! Birds of a feather….