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Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber: We Lied and Counted on the Stupidity of the American VoterNovember 10, 2014

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RUSH: Have you seen or heard the audio snippet of the actual author of Obamacare?  His name is Jonathan Gruber.  He is a professor at MIT, a professor of economics.

He wrote both Romneycare and he wrote Obamacare.  “Oh, yeah, he’s a brilliant, smart guy! Oh, totally smart guy.”  Almost a year ago, in October of 2013, he was in Philadelphia speaking at the 24th Annual Health Economics Conference, and he spoke about Obamacare and how and what they had to do to make it a reality.

I want you to listen to how this prominent Democrat, prominent leftist professor of economics at MIT addresses you and references you and speaks of you, the American people, and — be it in Obamacare or anything else they want done — what they have to do in order to get their agenda forward.

Clink on link or Copy and Paste VIDEO:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=G790p0LcgbI

GRUBER:  This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes.  If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies, okay?  So it’s written to do that.  In terms of risk-rated subsidies, if you had a law which said healthy people are gonna pay in… If you made it explicit the healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed, okay?  Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage.  And basically, you know, call it the stupidity of American voter or whatever. But basically that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass.

RUSH:  In other words, they had to lie to you, and they relied on your stupidity. They counted on your stupidity to believe their lies such as, “You get to keep your doctor and you get to keep your health insurance plan,” such as, “Your premiums are gonna come down,” such as, “No they’re not taxes! There’s no way they’re taxes. No, no, no. And you’re gonna get subsidies if you can’t afford it, so don’t sweat it.  Everything’s gonna be fine.”

The media carried the lie forward, and it was all based on their belief that you are too stupid to figure out what they’re doing.  All they had to do was find a way to service your ignorance and your stupidity, and they could create support for the bill.  But do you know what happened?  There has never been majority support for this bill.  That’s the one thing you must never lose sight of here. Don’t ever forget: They never did fool a majority of the American people.

This bill was rammed down the throats of the people this country on, what, Christmas Eve in 2010, and there wasn’t one Republican vote in it. There never has been a Republican vote in favor of this.  How many times…?  I love this because it’s validation of what I’ve always known and what I’ve always said.  They mask, they camouflage, they don’t dare admit what they really intend to do; you’d never support it.  And they have contempt for the average American citizen.

The average American citizen is a dolt. “The stupidity of the American voter.” I’ll tell you where this has led.  The Supreme Court’s gonna hear another phase of Obamacare, and that’s about the subsidies, and depending how this one goes… I don’t want to make any predictions, because the slam-dunk prediction on the first case on Obamacare, we were all wrong, because the Supreme Court chief justice decided to write the law himself in order avoid declaring it unconstitutional.

He thought, “Nah, I can’t do that! It’s the will of Congress. We can’t go up against will of the people and declare it unconstitutional.”  So he rewrote the law to make it palatable. So anything’s possible here.  But essentially a bunch of people have gotten subsidies that do not deserve them, that do not qualify for them.  The only people who get subsidies are from the states, state exchanges, and most states did not set up an exchange.

Which means the federal government came in and, essentially, in violation of Obamacare, set up their own exchange and provided their own subsidies, which is not legal.  And the Supreme Court decided to hear this case even though there hasn’t been any disagreement yet at the appellate level. They generally wait for that before taking a case, but they took this one right away, and that’s why people go, “Well, maybe — maybe — they’re eager to fix their first mistake.”

It’s dangerous to think that way.

But we’ve got violations of the law all over the place in this administration, and this one’s gonna go right back up to the Supreme Court.

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RUSH:  “Lack of transparency” was the key because “the stupidity of the American voter” would have killed Obamacare.  That’s Jonathan Gruber. Once again, he’s an economics professor at MIT, and he said, “Lack of transparency,” meaning honesty. Lack of honesty was a major part of getting Obamacare passed because the stupidity of the American voter would have killed the law if more people knew what was in it.

There you go, America.

That is what the Democrat Party thinks of you.

This is not something new.  He said this a year ago at a conference of economists, but it’s not new.  This is how the Democrat Party thinks of most people, and it’s not hard to believe.  They think most people are incapable of taking care of themselves, for example. Particularly women.  They think most people are incompetent and will make the wrong decisions if living a life of self-reliance.

The Democrat Party thinks everybody’s a victim, primarily of America or of the Republican Party or of conservatives.  They don’t dare be honest with you about what they believe.  They know you wouldn’t vote for it, and that’s why you’re stupid.  You don’t have the intelligence to see the brilliance of their ideas.  What you have is the common sense to know they’re not good.

So this arrogant condescension is a commonplace point of view that is held by practical everybody, particularly at the top ranks of the Democrat Party.  “The bill was written in a tortured way to make sure the CBO didn’t score the mandate as taxes.

“If it was taxes, it would kill it,” meaning: You don’t want to pay higher taxes. Even though you’re paying higher premiums, higher everything, they had to lie to you about that, otherwise you would have resoundingly opposed it and it wouldn’t have happened.

They couldn’t dare be honest with you.

They still can’t.

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RUSH:  Not only were the American people not fooled by the Democrat Party’s lies on Obamacare — again, it has never had majority support.  Just like amnesty for illegals has not had majority support.  Much of which this administration has done has been done against the will of the American people.  The American people didn’t vote for what has happened in so many things.  The Democrat Party knew it.  The Democrat Party knows they would be rejected.  They have been rejected in two elections, the 2010 midterms and 2014 midterms.

I don’t think people realize just how bad this is for the Democrat Party.  It’s more than a wipeout, and it’s so well deserved. I can’t even begin to tell you. This has been so long in coming.  This is a party which has knowingly lied to the American people, which has constantly held a majority of the American people in contempt as epitomized by Jonathan Gruber’s statement that they relied on the stupidity of the American voter — well, they had to do what they did because of the stupidity of the American voter.  They had to lie about what was in Obamacare.

originalYeah, they said it was under trillion dollars. The trillion-dollar figure was magical ’cause that’s what the Iraq war cost, and Obama was running around saying it’s no expense whatsoever, we’re simply gonna replace the… (interruption)  Exactly right.  Anybody and everybody listening to this program knew exactly what Obamacare was all about, but not just here.  Everybody had the — well, not everybody, but, I mean, there were a lot of media outlets that had the truth about this bill from the get-go and the philosophy that was serving as its foundation.  This bill never fooled a majority of the American people.  And, you know what?  This goes back to Hillarycare.

Hillarycare was never, ever supported by a majority Americans.  It never had a prayer.  The Democrat Party literally had to lie and literally ram this down the throats of this country because the American people didn’t want it.  And the only way they could do it was to lie.  That’s what lack of transparency means when this Gruber guy says that lack of transparency was a major part of getting Obamacare passed because the stupidity of the American voter would have killed the law if more people knew what was in it.

Grab sound bite 20 again.  Listen to it again in his own words, Jonathan Gruber, MIT economics professor in Philadelphia, 24th annual Health Economics Conference.

GRUBER:  This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes.  If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies, okay?  So it’s written to do that.  In terms of risk-rated subsidies, if you had a law which said healthy people are gonna pay in… If you made it explicit the healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed, okay?  Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage.  And basically, you know, call it the stupidity of American voter or whatever. But basically that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass.

He had one more sentence which followed this.  He said, “Look, I wish Mark was right that we could make it all transparent, but I’d rather have this law than not.”  So they had to lie.  That’s what lack of transparency means.  Lack of openness.  Lack of honesty.  They had to hide from you what was really in it.  And of course these mandates are taxes, and they’re unconstitutional, and that’s what the Supreme Court punted on when they heard the case.  They are taxes, and they’re taxes that the federal government’s not allowed to levy.

All of that’s beside the point.  The American people never supported it.  But even today that doesn’t matter.  So it’s an extremely teachable moment.  And now the law will end up back at the Supreme Court over the constitutionality of the subsidies that the Regime is passing out that probably are illegal.  But that won’t be known until the court actually rules on this.  Let me grab a call about this.  We’ve got Pete in Altoona, Pennsylvania.  Hey, Pete.  I’m glad you called, and welcome to the program.  Hello.

CALLER:  Hi.  My quick question for you is why do you think that this professor would say about this bill right now, why do you think that he would say he couldn’t be transparent and they had to be misleading about the bill now, after Republicans have taken majority in Congress and the House?

RUSH:  Well, he said it a year ago.

CALLER:  Oh, I’m sorry.

RUSH:  He said it a year ago and the reason he said it was arrogance.  He’s speaking to some like-minded economists at a conference of economists, the 24th Annual Health Economics Conference.  So he was speaking to some like-minded people.  This is on YouTube, by the way, one of these uncovered videos.  The news media didn’t cover this.  The Drive-By Media didn’t get this.  This is a YouTube video from within the conference.  This hasn’t made the mainstream media, folks.

originalHe thought he was speaking to some like-minded people who were as smart as he and held the same basic opinion, low opinion of the American people, and he was relating to them.  He was giving them the inside scoop.  This is not a faux pas.  He wasn’t misspeaking.  You have to understand the arrogance these people walk around with and the conceit that they have.  And, by the way, a year ago, the Supreme Court’s ruled, this guy thinks it’s home free now. It doesn’t matter what we say, they can’t stop it, they can’t do anything about it now.  He wasn’t thinking about it being an election — and in fact it wasn’t a factor in the election.  We hear about this after.

So it’s just arrogance and conceit, and the fact that he thought he was in a room with a bunch of like-minded people, that he could be open and honest about what they had to do.  And, by the way, I’m gonna add to it.  I’m sure that he thought he was being very brilliant.  I mean, he was sharing with his audience what has to be done to make progressive things happen in this country.  You’ve got to lie to the American people.  “We can’t count on their intelligence to understand us.  We cannot rely, because they do not have enough intelligence to keep up with us and to know how much wonderful that we have planned for them, so we have to lie to them.”

The real thing that offends them is that they even have to subject themselves to elections or their ideas even get put up to a vote.  Obama has presided over two devastating defeats for the Democrat Party.

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ObamaCare…

They pushed for it and stand to gain millions from their insurance sales. We know it will result in rationing and are fighting to repeal it.

Our National Debt…

They are ignoring it. We are pushing to reduce spending, cut departments and getting our fiscal house in order. They are part of the Liberal Media. AMAC publishes a national magazine that prints both sides of an argument in a fair and balanced way. If you want an organization that will speak out for the values you believe in, Join AMAC today!

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THE BLAZE by BECKET ADAMS


Ohio Man Using a Scheme to Snatch Up ‘Abandoned’ Houses That’s So Absurd, It’s Scary to Think It’s Actually Working

A Springdale, Ohio, family was shocked when they returned from a visit to a dying relative to find that a stranger had moved into their house and changed the locks – and even more shocked to learn that the intruder may have the law on his side.

I Feel Violated: Meet the Man Who Changed the Locks and Claimed Ownership of a Familys Home While They Were Out of Town

Image source: WLWT-TV

The family, who asked to remain anonymous, is moving to Pittsburgh and a local bank is foreclosing on their home of 21 years in Ohio. However, the bank had nothing to do with emptying the Ohio house and changing the locks – the new “owner” did that.

The situation has escalated into an all out legal battle, with the man saying he has the documents to prove he’s the rightful owner of the family’s home.

A local news group, WLWT-TV, investigated the family’s legal situation and found at least a dozen similar cases linked to the same man.

The new “owner,” Robert Carr, began his occupation of the family’s home shortly after they left to visit a relative. He emptied the house, changed the locks and then produced court documents alleging ownership when confronted by the family.

The document Carr showed the family is referred to as a “quiet title,” which can be used in situations involving abandoned property.

More specifically, a “quiet title” is an “action brought by a person in possession of real property against any person who claims ‘an interest’ adverse to him for the purpose of determining such adverse interest,” WLWT-TV explained in a follow-up to their original investigation.

Simply put, Carr is saying he “lives in the properties, everyone knows he lives there and he has lived there long enough to gain the legal right to own it despite having another person say they own the property,” the report added.

The family, of course, disputes these claims.

“What he’s looking for is full title and ownership of the home,” said the family’s attorney, Alison Warner, adding that the family is frightened by the entire ordeal.

“He’s in their home. They don’t know when he’s there. He can be there now,” Warner said.

Carr, for his part, has no intention of paying a cent for the home. And this is apparently how he operates, according to WLWT-TV’s investigation.

The report found 11 cases where Carr had filed similar ownership documents, seven on the same day. When the news group went to look at some of these houses, they found Carr had put up “no trespassing” signs – even though he has yet to be listed as the legal owner of those properties.

Carr explained himself to the news team: “When you abandon a property, bam, walk away from it, ‘I ain’t never coming back. I don’t want nothing to do with it,’ right? Somebody can come in, ‘Oh, mine.’”

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Carr is not acting alone.

“I have a team of people who go out and I say make sure the house is empty. If it’s empty, change the locks,” Carr said.

“You can just come in and change the locks and become owner?”  WLTL-TV’s Karin Johnson asked Carr.

“Anybody can,” he replied.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bbs2avh1ecI

But the Springdale family is not as impressed with Carr’s strategy as he is.

“I feel violated. (I’m) very scared, you know, because I never know if somebody’s going to be here,” the family said, adding that their legal battle has become a nightmare.

“It’s really been hard,” the family said.

The family’s lawyer added: “This is stress that has fallen on their shoulders out of nowhere, after the death of a loved one and now they’re responsible to answer to this.”

Carr has been charged with breaking and entering in at least one case. He of course disputes the charge.

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Featured image WLWT-TV.

November 29, 2013 Posted by | Home, Videos | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

TEAPARTY.ORG (PLEASE STOP PREACHING DEMOCRACY!!! PLEASE FOCUS ON REGAINING OUR CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC!))


THE BIG DIFF by JUST ME

NOVEMBER 26, 2013

No true American wants a Democracy for our nation.  What we want is our Constitutional Republic.  The word “democracy” is nowhere within our Founding Documents-nor did our Founders intend to create a Democracy.  What they did intend, and did create, was a Constitutional Republic with democratic elections.  There is a major difference in the two forms of government, and they are, indeed, mutually exclusive, regardless of Ilya Somin’s attempts to make the two words interchangeable and their meanings moot.  It is laziness to let people, repeatedly use a word incorrectly and without a full understanding of that word’s actual meaning, just because it has become the popular thing to do.  It is dangerous to mislabel our intended form of government because when we do, we remove the caveats and protections that those words gave us as a People within a Nation.  The Left continuously attempts to reshape our language, and the reason is because language is our only way of communicating–making our intentions and beliefs clear to others is paramount.  We cannot allow benign,everyday language, to take the place of the words used by the Founders.  If they hadn’t placed such importance in the very words they used to shape our Nation, they would have expressed themselves capriciously and vaguely, which would have allowed the people to treat our Constitution as a changeable, sign-of-the-times, document.  They did the opposite with clear and precise language in all of our Founding Documents.  It is important to remember that those courageous men, of the eighteenth century, placed everything they had at risk for the birth of this nation.  They did not do that lightly but with purpose and desire to free a nation from a tyrannical monarchy.  Today, we suffer much of the same oppression that was alive and well prior to the American Revolution.   Everyone can learn the difference between a democratic Republic and a Democracy from a book entitled “The 5000 Year Leap,” first published in 1984!

Just Me

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November 26, 2013 Posted by | Home, Videos | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

THE BLAZE by BILLY HALLOWELL


 

Your Eyes Are Fooling You: There Aren’t Two Children in This Photo — and the Family Has a Chilling Explanation

We will be discussing this story and all the day’s news on our live BlazeCast with Editor-in-Chief Scott Baker (@bakerlink) beginning at 2:15 pm ET:

A curious photograph has given comfort to a grieving father who lost his son in a deadly tornado last May, though the seemingly supernatural reason the bereaved father has been put at ease might seem unbelievable.

Scott McCabe wholeheartedly believes that his 9-year-old son, Nicolas, who died inside Plaza Towers Elementary School during the disastrous tornado that struck Moore, Okla., has made himself visible from beyond the grave.

The picture in question shows Madison, Nicolas’ cousin, playing with a lighted sparkler on July 4 — nearly two months after the boy’s death. Upon closer examination, it looks as though a second child is standing behind her.

The problem? Madison was the only person in front of camera when the cell phone picture was snapped. Now, McCabe is convinced that Nicolas appeared behind her.

“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” he told KWTV-TV. ”Nicolas loved the Fourth of July and he loved firecrackers.”

Take a look at the picture below:

Grieving Father Scott McCabe Claims His Deceased Son Nicolas Appeared in Chilling Family Photo

Credit: McCabe Family/KWTV-TV

McCabe said that the apparition has been a major source of comfort.

“I was in awe. It touched my heart. It’s obviously not Madison,” the father said. “It’s obvious there are two people there or one person there and one spirit there.”

McCabe said his brother was also amazed after seeing the picture.

While some might dismiss the phenomenon as a camera glitch that resulted from Madison’s movements, McCabe told KWTV it’s clear to him that the two faces have different features and skin tones.

And that’s not all — the father said there was one more gripping detail. Nicolas was buried in his red Plaza Towers Elementary T-Shirt — and McCabe said he can make out a red shirt on the figure seemingly standing behind Madison.

McCabe knows many people will be skeptical of the image, but he’s not concerned with naysayers.

“They can say what they want. I believe,” he told KWTV. “I believe he’s watching over us.”

http://www.news9.com/category/116601/video-page?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9558616

Read more about Nicolas and the other tornado victims here. He was one of seven children found in the school’s rubble.

What do you think? Take the poll below:

(H/T: KWTV-TV)

Featured image via KWTV-TV/McCabe Family

November 25, 2013 Posted by | Home, Videos | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

THE BLAZE by DAVE URBANSKI (http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/11/24/you-might-be-surprised-by-whos-furious-at-msnbc-over-martin-bashirs-sarah-palin-comments/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=ShareButtons)


You Might Be Surprised by Who’s Furious at MSNBC Over Martin Bashir’s Sarah Palin Comments

Baltimore Sun TV critic David Zurawik angrily criticized MSNBC and NBC News — along with network stalwarts Tom Brokaw and Chuck Todd — for failing not only to punish host Martin Bashir for comments he made about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin recently, but also for not even speaking about the issue.

TV Critic David Zurawik Criticizes MSNBC Over Martin Bashir’s Sarah Palin Comments

TV critic David Zurawik (Image source: Fox News via YouTube)

“Where are people like Tom Brokaw and Chuck Todd who claim to speak for NBC News and the brand?” Zurawik asked Fox News’ Howard Kurtz on Sunday’s “MediaBuzz” program.

“Why haven’t they called Bashir out and the lack of punishment for him?”

Zurawik said Bashir’s comments and the lack of reaction from MSNBC hosts and the network as a whole is “part of the larger problem here, that the mainstream media isn’t more upset about this.”

“I’ve been complaining about the way our civic and political conversation on cable TV is debased,” he said. “And MSNBC has led that drive in a calculated way because they have no journalistic function. They have no reportorial infrastructure anymore for business reasons.”

Zurawik noted that when hosts are just “sitting in front of a camera doing opinion, you have to keep turning it up and turning it up and turning it up and being more and more extreme. And this is what we got. And no one cares! That’s what’s outrageous! Whatever you care about, whatever you feel about Sarah Palin doesn’t matter. The conversation of democracy, you can’t have this kind of stuff going on!”

As for the question of whether the media treats Sarah Palin with a double standard because she’s conservative, Zurawik said, “I think there is some of that, Howie, but the real question are where are people like Tom Brokaw and Chuck Todd who claim to speak for NBC News and the brand? Why haven’t they called Bashir out and the lack of punishment for him?”

Here’s the clip from Fox News via Newbusters:

http://www.mrctv.org/videos/zurawik-why-haven-t-tom-brokaw-and-chuck-todd-spoken-out-against-martin-bashir

TheBlaze reported on Palin’s response to Bashir’s comments and apology earlier Sunday.

(H/T: Newsbusters)

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THE BLAZE by BILLY HALLOWELL (http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/11/22/the-definition-of-bullying-church-vs-state-threat-leads-another-school-to-drop-student-support-for-operation-christmas-child/) It’s time that people stood up to these bullies and stopped using excuses like, “Rather than use school money to fight a law suit, we decided to back down.” That’s pathetic! Where is the gumption? Where are the parents and community related to schools that kowtow to threats? STOP IT!! If no one stands up for right, then they are supporting the so-called opposition. No excuses, no whining and moaning, and no more dictating! I am furious at the lack of courage so many Americans display at the first sign of trouble. We are facing an evil enemy which will suck everything out of those who accept it and bow down to it. There is no stopping these people because there is nothing that will satiate them! Wake up before you have given away your souls! JUST ME


 

‘The Definition of Bullying’: Church vs. State Threat Leads Another School to Cut Ties With ‘Operation Christmas Child’

Just days after a South Carolina charter school came under fire and subsequently dropped support for Operation Christmas Child, an annual outreach to poor children that is operated by Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical Christian organization, another public school in Colorado has done the same.

But while SkyView Academy, an elementary school in Highlands Ranch, Colo., officially cut ties with the group, parents are fighting back with an effort of their own to make sure that the outreach goes on as planned.

Church vs. State Claim Leads Another School to Drop Student Support for Operation Christmas Child Outreach

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The school announced last week that it will be severing its relationship with Operation Christmas Child, ending two years of participation in the outreach, The Christian Post reported.

Students at the school had been raising funds and were preparing to put shoe boxes together for children in need. This was halted, however, when the American Humanist Association recently wrote a letter threatening a lawsuit if the charter school didn’t stop working with Operation Christmas Child.

The letter warned that the school is violating the separation of church and state by facilitating student participation in a Christian outreach — one that shares the Bible’s central message along with items for kids in need.

So, looking to avoid a lawsuit, SkyView Academy sent a subsequent note to parents and explained that the school would be halting to project.

An e-mail to parents allegedly read, in part, “In an abundance of caution because we do not want to expend school financial resources defending a lawsuit, we are not going to accept Operation Christmas Child boxes. If you and your child had planned to donate a shoebox of supplies, you are encouraged to find a charity of your choice for the gift.”

Some parents were so frustrated by the development that they planned a ”Religious Rights Rally” on Wednesday, where they assembled outside of the school to show support for Operation Christmas Child and to collect funds independent of the school.

It is unclear how much money was raised on Wednesday or whether the “Religious Rights Rally” was successful, but it seems some parents aren’t so willing to back down. Ruth VanSant’s daughter, Michaela, is one of the students who founded the Operation Christmas Child outreach at the school.

VanSant said that the effort “is still happening, according to The Denver Post. In addition to the Wednesday effort, materials will be collected on public property outside the school before and after each academic day starts.

Another parent responded to the American Humanist Association’s lawsuit threat by calling it “the definition of bullying.”

Kendal Unruh said that it is “tragic” that SkyView Academy “was bullied down.” And while she understands that the school does not want to enter a legal battle, she is hopeful that word gets out about the situation.

“I still want this egregious violation of our legal liberties being violated to be known publicly,” she told KUSA-TV.

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SkyView Academy board president Lorrie Grove added that she and others were “shocked and disappointed” by the humanist group’s legal threat.

“It was hard to believe we were receiving a threatening letter based on the good intentions of our students,” she told The Denver Post.

KUSA is reporting that Principal Mike Munier admitted in a private email received by a reporter that the school was involved in an “indefensible” violation of the separation of church and state, although it is unclear what, exactly, he was referencing.

The email reportedly claimed that the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative legal group, had advised the school that due to an error in their handling of the Operation Christmas Child situation, participation was not permissible. But a lawyer from Alliance Defending Freedom told KUSA that it is possible for schools to participate in the outreach within the confines of the law.

SkyView Academy’s cancellation follows similar action that was taken by East Point Academy, a charter school in West Columbia, S.C., after the American Humanist Association sent a similar letter warning about a perceived church vs. state infraction.

(H/T: Christian Post)

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THE BLAZE by DAVE URBANSKI (http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/11/22/youre-just-a-young-punk-70-year-old-great-grandma-gives-pistol-whipping-thug-more-than-he-bargained-for/)


‘You’re Just a Young Punk’: 70-Year-Old Great-Grandma Gives Pistol-Whipping Thug More Than He Bargained For

 

Wanda Pierce, 70, pulled into her son’s driveway like she does every morning, hopping out of the driver’s seat to the passenger side and waiting for her son to emerge so the pair could carpool to work.

Suddenly her passenger door opened. Pierce thought it was her son.

Great Grandmother, 70, Fights Attacker Who Pistol Whipped Her

Wanda Pierce fought back against an attacker. (Image source: WTHR-TV)

“As soon as I turned my head, there we were, face-to-face,” Pierce told WTHR-TV in Indianapolis. She wasn’t looking at her son, but another man in his early 20s.

And he was pointing a gun at Pierce and grabbing the purse on her lap.

That’s when the great-grandmother did something her attacker probably wasn’t expecting.

“For some particular reason, instinct told me at the same time, ‘That’s mine,’” Pierce told WTHR of the Tuesday attack. “‘I work for what I get. You’re just a young punk running around out here doing things you ought not do and you’re not getting my purse.’”

“Then he told me, ‘Lady, give me the purse or I’m going to shoot you,’” Pierce recalled. “And that’s when I told him, ‘No, you won’t’ — bad word — and I held on to it anyway,” she told WTHR.

Great Grandmother, 70, Fights Attacker Who Pistol Whipped Her

Image source: WTHR-TV

Pierce acknowledged that the safest path in that situation was to give up her purse — and that if she had to do it over again she’d make a different choice — but “until you’re in that situation, you really don’t know what you’d do.”

“I was bound and determined to keep what was mine,” she said. “Didn’t work.”

The attacker then pistol-whipped her, Pierce said. “He hit me in the head and I knew it was bleeding, but I still held on.”

“I continued to hold onto the purse and he hit me here,” she added, pointing to her right wrist.

“And something else hit me that said ‘let go’ and I let go,” Pierce said.

Great Grandmother, 70, Fights Attacker Who Pistol Whipped Her

Image source: WTHR-TV

The man may have gotten away with her purse, but Pierce said she’d face him in court in a heartbeat and give him a piece of her mind.

“I’d tell him, ‘I hope that wherever you’re going, somebody beats the living tar out of you because you deserve it,’” Pierce told the station. “I only got hurt, but that’s all right. At least I gave ‘em a fight. I don’t think he quite expected that either.”

http://www.wthr.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9558819

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FOXNEWS by CATHERINE HERRIDGE


State Department

‘Pleading’ distress calls made from US consulate on night of Benghazi attack

State Department employees at the Benghazi compound knew they were in a death trap and made a series of radio distress calls to the CIA annex during the terror assault last year, according to congressional sources familiar with recent testimony on the attack from five CIA personnel.

Sources told Fox News that the radio calls, which were described in closed testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, were characterized as almost frantic, with State Department employees who knew they could not defend themselves “pleading” for their lives.

When the CIA team arrived from the annex about a mile away, they found the State Department employees without guns that could adequately protect them; one of the agents was found hiding in the consulate, apparently in a closet. The testimony lends more weight to repeated claims, in the wake of the attack, that the consulate was not adequately protected despite being located in a volatile and violent area prone to attack.

When the CIA personnel were asked for their reaction to the administration’s initial explanation that an anti-Islam video and a demonstration gone awry were to blame for the attack, Fox News is told they were seething with anger because everything on the ground — from their perspective — showed it was a premeditated attack.

At least three of the five — who were all in Benghazi — responded to the scene that night. The witnesses testified that five mortars rained down on the annex in less than a minute. They pointed to those details as more evidence of a professionally trained team, describing the attack on the annex as akin to a professional hit on the operation in order to drive it out of Benghazi.

Congressional sources say the testimony seems to further conflict with and undercut the briefing three days after the attack by then-CIA Director David Petraeus, who likened the attack to a flash mob. When pressed on the number and precision of the mortars, Petraeus offered that Benghazi was flooded with mortars, and played down their accuracy by suggesting they could have been fired from the back of a pick-up truck.

When Petraeus appeared on the Hill in November, following his resignation from the CIA over his admitted affair, he tried to claim that he knew it was a terrorist attack all along and insisted that he did not put the emphasis on the anti-Islam film.

Catherine Herridge is an award-winning Chief Intelligence correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC) based in Washington, D.C. She covers intelligence, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security. Herridge joined FNC in 1996 as a London-based correspondent.

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BIZPACK REVIEW by JOE SAUNDERS followed by letter, posted on her Facebook page, by YOLANDA (LANA) VESTAL as told by CHERYL CARPENTER KLIMEK


NBC confronts Pelosi with ‘pass it to see what’s in it’ clip; hot mess follows

Nancy Pelosi still can’t see it.

Confronted by “Meet the Press” host David Gregory on Sunday about her famous Obamacare statement of 2010 — “We have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it.” — the San Francisco congresswoman didn’t give an inch.

pelosi 1“I stand by what I said there: When people see what’s in the bill, they will like it, and they will,” Pelosi said, in utter defiance of reality.

“It took a great deal for us to pass the bill. I said, ‘If we go up to the gate and the gate is locked, we’ll unlock the gate. If we can’t do that, we’ll climb the fence. If the fence is too high, we’ll pole-vault in.’”

Set aside for a second the fact that Pelosi might have thought she was talking about the Democratic approach to immigration. The former House speaker had no visible qualms about defending the handiwork she and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid produced during the disastrous years, from 2008-2010, that Democrats held both houses of Congress.

“It doesn’t matter what we’re saying here,” Pelosi nattered. “What matters is what happens at the kitchen table of the American people.”

Actually, what matters is what’s been happening with congressional Democrats who aren’t lucky enough to be from San Francisco and who abandoned President Obama Friday by voting for the “Keep Your Health Plan Act,” sponsored by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Ill.

What matters is what’s going to happen to Democrats who don’t start listening to their constituents when election time rolls around in November.

What matters is that the American people are seeing what’s in the bill. It’s what conservatives have been saying was in the bill for three years now.

They’re seeing it. And, no matter what Nancy Pelosi says, they don’t like it at all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gw3yoyIw3oM

BELOW THE LETTER:

Texas single mom’s ‘thanks a lot’ letter to Obama goes viral

Crossroads ObamacareA Texas single mom’s letter “thanking” President Obama for Obamacare, and all that it entails, has gone viral.

Yolanda (Lana) Vestal posted the letter on her Facebook page, and what started out as a way to vent, became a way for others to share frustration over Obamacare. The single mother of two blasted the president for increased taxes and lavish vacations. The post has received over 63,000 “shares,” according to FreePatriot.org.

Here is Vestal’s letter to Obama:

Dear President Obama,

I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for all you have done and are doing. You see I am a single Mom located in the very small town of Palmer, Texas. I live in a small rental house with my two children. I drive an older car that I pray daily runs just a little longer. I work at a mediocre job bringing home a much lower paycheck than you or your wife could even imagine living on. I have a lot of concerns about the new “Obamacare” along with the taxes being forced on us Americans and debts you are adding to our country. I have a few questions for you Mr. President.

Have you ever struggled to pay your bills? I have.

Have you ever sat and watched your children eat and you eat what was left on their plates when they were done, because there wasn’t enough for you to eat to? I have.

Have you ever had to rob Peter to pay Paul, and it still not be enough? I have.

Have you ever been so sick that you needed to see a doctor and get medicine, but had no health insurance because it was too expensive? I have.

Have you ever had to tell your children no, when they asked for something they needed? I have.

Have you ever patched holes in pants, glued shoes, replaced zippers, because it was cheaper than buying new? I have.

Have you ever had to put an item or two back at the grocery store, because you didn’t have enough money? I have.

Have you ever cried yourself to sleep, because you had no clue how you were going to make ends meet? I have.

My questions could go on and on. I don’t believe you have a clue what Americans are actually going through and honestly, I don’t believe you care. Not everyone lives extravagantly. While your family takes expensive trips that cost more than most of us make in two-four years, there are so many of us that suffer. Yet, you are doing all you can to add to the suffering. I think you are a very selfish and cold hearted man, who does not care what is best for the people he was elected by (not by me) to represent, but more so out for the glory of your name attached to history. So thank you Mr. President, thank you for pushing those of us that are barely staying afloat completely under water and driving America into the ground. You have made your mark in history, as the absolute worst and most hated president of the United States. God have mercy on your soul!

Sincerely,

Yolanda Vestal

Average American

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THE BLAZE by MEREDITH JESSUP


 

Revealed: Obama Campaign Bundler Helping Fund Libertarian in Tight Va. Gubernatorial Race

 

A major Democratic Party benefactor and Obama campaign bundler helped pay for professional petition circulators responsible for getting Virginia Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Robert C. Sarvis on the ballot — a move that could split conservative votes in a tight race.

 

Campaign finance records show the Libertarian Booster PAC has made the largest independent contribution to Sarvis’ campaign, helping to pay for professional petition circulators who collected signatures necessary to get Sarvis’ name on Tuesday’s statewide ballot.

 

Austin, Texas, software billionaire Joe Liemandt is the Libertarian Booster PAC’s major benefactor. He’s also a top bundler for President Barack Obama. This revelation comes as Virginia voters head to the polls Tuesday in an election where some observers say the third-party gubernatorial candidate could be a spoiler for Republican Ken Cuccinelli.

 

Obama bundler Joe Liemandt helping fund Libertarian candidate in governors race

A Sarvis campaign bumper sticker, “Paid for by the Libertarian Booster PAC.” (Image: Robert Sarvis/Facebook)

 

A spokesman for Sarvis provided no direct answers late Monday when TheBlaze asked about Liemandt’s Democrat ties and whether Sarvis had been recruited to split conservative votes as a way to aid Democrat Terry McAuliffe.

 

“We’re coordinating Sarvis interviews with Richmond, Norfolk and Charlottesville TV news teams to reach Virginia voters – our first priority –  on Election Eve,” John Vaught LaBeaume, Sarvis communications director and strategist, responded in an email to TheBlaze.

 

According to Virginia election filings posted by the Virginia Public Access Project, Liemandt contributed $150,000 of the Texas-based Libertarian Booster PAC’s $229,000 revenue. The Libertarian Booster PAC reported providing $11,454 to pay for signature collection, yard signs and campaign materials for Sarvis and another $4,690 for four Libertarian candidates running for the Virginia state legislature.

 

Obama bundler Joe Liemandt helping fund Libertarian candidate in governors race

$10,000 of the Libertarian Booster PAC’s $11,454 in-kind donations to Sarvis went to secure a spot on the ballot. (Image: Screengrab/VPAP)

 

Liemandt’s Democratic Ties

 

In March 2012, ABC News reported Liemandt was among three dozen of the Obama campaign’s largest bundlers invited to a state dinner honoring British Prime Minister David Cameron. ABC News reported the invited bundlers, who also included Vogue editor Anna Wintour and Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, were responsible for at least $10.7 million of the $250 million the campaign had collected to that point.

 

Liemandt and his wife Andra have also been contributors to the Libertarian National Committee, but their largess has been mostly focused on the Democratic Party.

 

In March ’12, ABC News says Liemandt was among 3 dozen Obama bundlers invited to a state dinner.

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Donations linked to Liemandt’s company, Trilogy, also has split its political giving between libertarian third-party efforts and liberal Democrats. During the 2012 election cycle, Trilogy poured $100,000 into another libertarian group — Libertarian Action Super PAC — while simultaneously making generous contributions to the Democratic National Committee ($92,400), the Democratic Party of Ohio ($12,453) and Barack Obama ($10,000), as well as more than $25,000 for Democrat Party organizations in Florida, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nevada and New Hampshire.

 

The Liemandts have some other friends in common with the Obamas. The couple and some friends flew to New York to have dinner with Berkshire Hathaway billionaire Warren Buffet in October 2011.

 

On Sunday, the Danville Register & Bee, a Virginia newspaper owned by Berkshire Hathaway, announced that, for the first time in its history, it would back a Libertarian for public office. It endorsed Sarvis, a political neophyte, saying he “offers a real alternative this year, a break from the two-party paradigm that has not served us well.”

 

Signature Fight

 

According to campaign finance reports, the Libertarian Booster PAC focused the vast majority of its spending on getting Sarvis on the ballot, paying for people to circulate the petitions to collect nominating petitions for Sarvis.

 

News reports indicate the Sarvis campaign turned in 18,000 signatures, well above the 10,000 necessary to get his name on the statewide ballot.

 

But that didn’t come without a court fight. Virginia election law says people circulating nominating petitions for a third-party candidate must be legal state residents. Court records show Darryl Bonner, a Pennsylvania resident who has been hired to circulate petitions in other states’ elections, joined with the Libertarian Party of Virginia to argue that rule violated the First Amendment right to petition.

 

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the Virginia residency requirement last spring in an action where the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia represented the Libertarian Party and Bonner. The State of Virginia indicated in October it would appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

Sarvis’ Positions Questioned

 

Some political observers have questioned Sarvis’ libertarian chops, pointing to some decidedly un-libertarian views on issues ranging from the economy and tax cuts to climate change. Conservative radio host Glenn Beck touched on Sarvis’ policy positions during his broadcast Monday morning, urging Virginia voters to educate themselves before heading the polls Tuesday.

 

“Terry McAuliffe looks like he may win in Virginia, if conservatives don’t come out in droves. If you don’t do everything you need to do,” Beck said. McAuliffe’s Republican opponent, Cuccinelli, gained favorability with Virginia conservatives as attorney general after leading the state’s legal charge against Obamacare, but a victory in Tuesday’s election is anything but certain.

 

Obama bundler Joe Liemandt helping fund Libertarian candidate in governors race

“This guy is not a Libertarian,” Beck said of Sarvis on Monday. (Image: TheBlaze TV)

 

“And so the first litigator against it you would think would be a shoo-in but, no, not necessarily,” Beck added. “And here’s why: Because you got this libertarian who has taken nine points off, but he’s not really a libertarian … Do not be fooled… Libertarians, if you indeed are voting for this guy, you need to know who he is, at least what he’s saying because he doesn’t sound like any libertarian I have ever met.”

 

WATCH, via TheBlaze TV:

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THE BLAZE by BECKET ADAMS


CNBC Host’s Stunning Slam on Ted Cruz: ‘Can We Get Some…Mexican Music, Maybe?’

[Author’s note: Scroll down to the bottom of this story to see important updates.]

CNBC’s Steve Liesman made an offhand crack Tuesday about freshman Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and “Mexican music” that has some saying he went too far.

“We’re going to call this the Senator Ted Cruz jobs report,” Liesman said in reference to Tuesday’s unemployment report. “These are the jobless claims of Senator Ted Cruz.”

An image of Cruz appeared on the CNBC studio screens, prompting Liesman to say, “Can we get some music to go along with that? Some Mexican music, maybe?”

Shortly thereafter, some upbeat music started playing (though it’s unclear exactly what it was). Cruz is of Cuban descent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eGgurzxrnUs

Here’s a more complete version:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gQpPHRSCAzQ

Liesman’s decision to refer to the September jobs report as the “Ted Cruz jobs report” is curious. The host is presumably blaming the report’s poor showing on the partial government shutdown inspired by the Texas senator. However, the shutdown lasted from Oct. 1 to Oct. 16. The jobs report released Tuesday covers September.

A CNBC spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheBlaze.

UPDATE 10/23/13, 12:00 pm ET – CNBC’s Steve Liesman has issued a formal apology for the “Mexican music” crack:

Regarding my recent remark on Squawk Box regarding Senator Ted Cruz, I first want to deeply and sincerely apologize if my remarks were insensitive.

Second, I want to explain that it was not intended to be offensive in any way.

I thought of him only as an American senator from Texas, and in an attempt, on the fly, to choose music representing that state, I chose Mexican music.

As a musician for many decades, I’ve played and listened to tons of Texas songs infused with Mexican themes. A better choice would have been Country/Western or Texas Roadhouse Blues — it was a bad reach all the way around.

And in case you were wondering, Glenn Beck was furious Wednesday when he found out about the Liesman “Mexican music” comment and addressed it on his radio showhttp://www.video.theblaze.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=31170599#/copy

(H/T: Truth Revolt)

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THE BLAZE by BILLY HALLOWELL


‘Militant Atheist’ Accused of Savagely Beating Pastor Inside His Own Church After Sunday Service

 

 

An Ohio pastor says he was savagely beaten after Sunday’s church service by a man one local outlet called a “self-described militant atheist,” who left him with a broken nose, cuts, stitches and bruises.

Rev. Normon Hayes of the Bridge Community Church in North Hampton, Ohio, says he feared for his life during the attack, which unfolded inside the house of worship. The 57-year-old preacher apparently drew the ire of James Maxie, 28, after asking the man’s girlfriend after the service if Maxie was abusing her, Dayton’s WHIO-TV reported.

Militant Atheist James Maxie Savagely Beats Rev. Normon Hayes Inside His Own Church Following Sunday Service

James Maxie (Image source: Clark County Jail)

“I questioned his girlfriend in his presence if she felt safe,” Hayes told the station. “He was very, very upset that I’d even suggest that he would hurt her. Then he turned around and hurt me very badly.”

Tensions had apparently already been building that morning. The pastor said that before the attack it seemed as though Maxie was looking for a fight.

The Daily Mail reported Maxie made comments about Adolf Hitler before service began and “heckled” Hayes while he was at the pulpit. Exactly what was said about Hitler is not known.

It is also unclear where the “militant atheist” label originated, though a Facebook profile that appears to belong to Maxie shows he has “liked” atheist fan pages and regularly posts images promoting a secular worldview.

Maxie told police that he was merely trying to “regain” his faith in God and that he was simply asking questions about science and faith during the church service. He also accused Hayes of telling his girlfriend she was going to hell for dating Maxie.

Regardless of who said what, the violent response was stunning.

“He came from nowhere and hit me … and knocked me down, and then he got on top of me and just kept hitting me over and over,” the pastor told WHIO. ”It was fortunate he did stop. I really believe my life was in danger if he hadn’t stopped hitting me in the face over and over.”

As a result of the assault — which North Hampton police Chief Jarrod Campbell called both rare and “brutal” — Maxie faces charges of second-degree felony assault and misdemeanor resisting arrest. He is being held on $51,000 bond and Hayes was granted an order of protection against him.

Watch Hayes speak out about what happened:

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=90119&sitesection=theblaze&VID=25278212

Maxie has apparently been in legal trouble before. According to WHIO, he’s served two years in prison for felonious assault and was charged with four counts of cruelty to animals in 2004. He’s also reportedly a convicted sex offender for having unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

(H/T: Daily Mail)

Featured image via WHIO-TV

 

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TOWNHALL.COM by GUY BENSON


Guy Benson

Gregory Hicks is no stranger to regular readers.  The State Department official, who was second-in-command to murdered Amb. Chris Stevens in Libya, was one of the star witnesses during the House Oversight Committee’s Benghazi hearings this past spring.  Visibly frustrated by the lack of accountability over last year’s deadly attacks, Hicks appeared on ABC News to share his story.  America Risingcollected the highlights of his interview with George Stephanopolous, including Hicks’ assertion that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton assigned Stevens to man the under-protected diplomatic post, despite documented security risks.  He also reiterated that he personally and “immediately” informed State brass that the raid was an act of terrorism:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pmBGlJS7Q6Q

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And yet the White House deliberately trotted out and stuck to false talking points about the nature and cause of the attack for weeks.  Internal emails have revealed that the counter-factual  narrative was concocted by members of the State Department’s “building leadership,” who wanted to avoid political criticism for their security failures.  Two of the players most responsible for perpetrating this fallacious storyline have been rewarded by President Obama with promotions.  Hicks also says that he’s been “shunted aside” because of his truth-telling:

MORE:  http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2013/09/09/video-benghazi-whistleblower-says-hes-been-punished-for-speaking-out-n1694699

October 16, 2013 Posted by | Home, Videos | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BREITBART by TONY LEE


Hannity: Could Be Time for Conservative Third Party

 

 

 

On Monday, Fox News host Sean Hannity declared it may be time for a conservative third party for those who are just “sick” of the establishment Republicans that undermine conservatives.

 

Saying he did not “think this country is going to survive with half-measures,” Hannity declared, “either you believe that we need radical, positive, oriented solutions for this country and you willing to fight for them or you’re not.”

“Is it a third party we need? I’ve often argued no,” Hannity said on his radio show. “I’m not so sure anymore. It may be time for a new conservative party in America. I’m sick of these guys.”

He mentioned that nearly every Republican promised to repeal Obamacare but many abandoned the fight, instead trashing conservatives like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) more than they were fighting against the law.

“The problem here is the more establishment wing of the Republican party, they didn’t stick together with these guys and instead the establishment has been out there trashing principled conservatives for keeping their principles and for keeping their commitment and their promises to their constituents,” Hannity said.

Hannity called out establishment Republicans like Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), and Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) for making it seem like “they have now declared war on principled conservatives like Ted Cruz, doing the bidding of the Democrats and the leftist media and now you’ve got the establishment Republicans trashing the conservative base of their own party.”

The Fox News host argued that Republicans would have been in a better position had they “stood by their promise like Ted Cruz.”

“If they held together, we wouldn’t have a problem today. You know, what is different here is, you know, every time the establishment wins, they want the tea party conservative base to go along with them,” Hannity said. “Now when the tea party stands up and fights for what they promise their voters, somehow they’re evil, somehow what they did is wrong.”

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=90085&sitesection=breitbart_nws_pol_sty_vmpp&VID=25255925

 

 

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THE BLAZE by JASON HOWERTON


(Why is there no across the board media coverage on this??  JM)

 

Why Are Truckers Threatening to ‘Shut Down Washington, D.C.’ for Three Days Straight?

A group of truckers is reportedly planning to shut Washington, D.C. down for three days straight starting on Oct. 11 to protest the “corruption against the Constitution.”

The “Truckers To Shut Down America” Facebook page has more than 16,000 likes, though it is unclear how many truckers actually intend on taking part in the disruptive protest.

Truckers Threatening to Shut Down Washington, D.C. for Three Days in Protest

(Facebook)

“The American people are sick and tired of the corruption that is destroying America! We therefore declare a GENERAL STRIKE on the weekend of October 11-13, 2013! Truck drivers will not haul freight! Americans can strike in solidarity with truck drivers!” the group’s description reads.

In a YouTube video uploaded by user “Kevin Allan” and linked on the “Truckers To Shut Down America” Facebook page, the event is labeled as a general “strike” by the American people against the federal government and its “bulls**t.”

The narrator in the video says he has received word from others that “truckers are organizing and are going to shut down D.C.” Watch the video below (Warning: Some strong language):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=P4hzre3rjoQ

It is too early to tell if the “strike” will be successful, but “shutting down” the nation’s capitol would certainly have a huge impact whether you agree or disagree with the tactic.

The Facebook page provides some additional information on the motive behind the action, which ranges from Obamacare to the IRS scandal to Benghazi:

My fellow patriot this effort is to support the truckers in a major shut down of America ion [sic] a 3 day strike October 11th thru 13th. Obamacare will be in effect and most people will be ready to take action. No commerce on those days stock up on items that you will need. No banking no shopping no money transactions.

It does not matter if a million or 50 roll through DC in this effort. Congress will listen to We the People. Which is remove Obama from office for crimes of treason and misdemeanors. We want Congressional hearing on Benghazi and Seal Team 6. Louis Learner [sic] put in jail. No amnesty, remove all Muslims in our government that do not uphold the Constitution. Remove Eric Holder from office for crimes against the people and the Constitution. Last but not least is Fuel prices.

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THE BLAZE by LIZ KLIMAS


This Is What Happens When Citizens Get Fed Up Over Speed Cameras

Citizens across the country have grumbled about speed cameras, but someone in Wicomico County, Maryland appears to be making a physical — and political — point.

speed camera vandalism

This traffic camera, supposedly in Wicomico County, Maryland, was spray-painted over the lens and tagged with the year 1776, the year the U.S. declared its independence. (Photo via SBY News)

A photo posted on the blog SBY News shows a traffic camera that’s been spray-painted over the lens and tagged with the year 1776, the year the U.S. declared independence.

“Good for them!” blog publisher Joe Albero wrote.

Some commenting on the post seem to agree. Here are a few:

  • Everytime I drive past one, I secretly wish someone would do that. I would gladly donate to their bail if they get caught.

  • I love it then the top it off 1776 nice touch

  • Next, surveillance cameras for the surveillance cameras.

But others noted that this would be considered vandalism and disagreed with the destruction of the cameras, which take photos of license plates that get mailed with citations to offending drivers.

“Good for them? This is VANDALISM. Drive the speed limit and stop with the ‘patriot’ hogwash. This is criminal behavior, and it should be punished,” one commenter wrote.

According to WBOC-TV, speed cameras in Wicomico County raked in $40,000 for the police department last year, funding computers, a K-9 unit and uniforms.

This isn’t the only location in Maryland where speed cameras have come under attack. In Tacoma Park, a camera that issued more than 1,000 tickets in less than three months was spray painted black last month, WJLA-TV reported.

“We hate them! And this camera taking a hundred dollars here and a hundred dollars there. Money coming out and not coming in! We are gonna feel it — everybody feels it!” David McKenzie of Hyattsville told the news station.

Here’s the report on that incident:

http://bcove.me/5qhhrxrj

Speed and red light cameras have spurred controversy all over the country, but Maryland specifically seems to have had some serious issues with them.

Last year, a lawmaker in the state suggested that if drivers could be fined for breaking the law, the speed camera company should be fined as well when it issues “bogus” tickets. At the time, at least five of Baltimore County’s 83 cameras were found to have problems.

In Charles County, nearly 3,400 drivers who paid traffic tickets because of the cameras that were later deemed illegal are now being issued refunds.

The city of Westminster ended up canceling its camera program after it found operating the system was costing the taxpayers money, not even breaking even.

TheBlaze reported in the past about a Florida judge who ruled red light cameras unconstitutional and an Ohio judge who did the same against a village’s speed cameras.

September 9, 2013 Posted by | Home, Videos | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

THE BLAZE by BECKETT ADAMS


Mo. Man Tries to Stick Up Clerk Who Also Happens to Be a Four-Deployment Iraq War Vet — Guess Who It Doesn’t End Well For

Bad idea: holding up a store clerk who happens to be proficient in firearms.

Missouri store clerk and veteran Jon Alexander thwarts armed robbery with gun of his own

Jon Lewis Alexander. (news-leader.com)

Worse idea: holding up a store clerk who is not only proficient in firearms, but who also happens to be an Iraq war veteran and a former prison guard and private investigator.

Jon Lewis Alexander, 54, is no ordinary store clerk. He has worked several “high risk” jobs and served four tours of duty in Iraq during his 30 years in the U.S. military.

And his training shows.

Video surveillance from Saturday night captures the moment a would-be thief entered the Marionville, Mo., store where Alexander works. The thief hesitates for a moment and pulls a gun — but not fast enough to dissuade Alexander from pulling his own Walther PPX 9 mm handgun and sticking it in the hapless thief’s mouth.

No one was hurt and no shots were fired.

“One of the policemen told me later, ‘You’re a lucky man,’” Alexander told News-Leader.com Monday. “I said, ‘I think he (the robber) is a little luckier than I am.’ ”

The following surveillance footage comes by way of the store’s owners, Max and Jeannine Dawson:

http://bcove.me/f620eygz

Alexander said the man walked in smoking a cigarette, which he was promptly told to put out. The thief then reached for his gun and demanded “all the (expletive deleted) money,” News-Leader.com reports.

The veteran reacted quickly, throwing down the thief’s arm. Alexander then drew his own weapon and, according to the report, threatened to “blow his (expletive deleted) head off.”

Pistol at his side, the thief backed away slowly and then bolted from the store. The store clerk remembers being amused by the fact that he “didn’t even bother holstering his weapon.”

Dawson fully supports Alexander’s handling of the situation, saying “I think it’s a great thing.”

Meanwhile, the store clerk explains that he never fired a shot because the thief’s weapon was never pointed directly at him.

“If I had seen the actual barrel of the gun, I would have pulled the trigger,” he said. “My life wasn’t threatened.”

He adds that he didn’t immediately tell his wife, Pam, about the incident because he didn’t want to upset her. However, she eventually saw a copy of the surveillance footage.

“It took her a while to calm down,” he said. “But I got all kinds of lovin’ when she came home.”

Missouri store clerk and veteran Jon Alexander thwarts armed robbery with gun of his own

Jon Alexander wasn’t about to let the store he was working on get robbed on his watch. (Source: News-Leader screen shot)

The store’s owners have since turned the video over to the police. Law enforcement officials have not yet caught the suspect but they hope for a quick arrest.

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Featured image screen grab. This post has been updated.

 

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TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK by MATTHEW BURKE (MY TWO SENSE: Not only is Joe Biden a dimwit, he is a liar, competing with Obama for first place, and a hypocrite. What’s worse is that Biden, Obama, and the gang don’t care one iota what Americans know or think. It’s like an Abbot and Costello bit; “We know they lie–they know that we know they lie–we know that they know that we know that they lie–and they know that we know that they know that we know that they lie, and they don’t care. So much for ten-fingered, Joe, and his lying-ass promises. JM)


Breaking: Joe Biden Calls for Impeachment if President Takes ‘Nation to War Without Congressional Approval’

Posted 08.29.13 by Matthew Burke, TPNN News Editor

JoeBidenHandsUp

JOE BIDEN:  Ladies and Gentlemen, I drafted an outline of what I think the Constitutional limits have on the war clause. I went to five leading scholars, constitutional scholars, and they drafted a treatise for me that’s being distributed to every senator. And I want to make it clear, and I made it clear to the president, that if he takes this nation to war…without congressional approval, I will make it my business to impeach him. And that’s a fact!

WATCH BELOW:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sM2kdfu1g1U

GOTCHA! Both the above video, and Biden’s quote are 100% accurate, with the exception of replacing the word “Iran” with “…,” which would be replaced with “Syria,” if Biden had a conscience.  The year was 2007, and Buffoon Biden was playing hardball with then Republican President George Bush over the invented belief that Bush would use the military to attack Iran without congressional approval, which is required by the U.S. Constitution. Biden was right!

Well, that was then, and this is now, and the U.S. Constitution doesn’t mean the same thing that it formerly did prior to the christening of dear leader. The War Powers Act has been redefined, and Biden’s been completely silent on the issue, as far as I can tell. Marxist globalist Obama seeks his approval from the corrupt, America-hating UN, while giving Congress, the Constitution, and the American people the middle finger.

 

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VIDEO OF WWIII https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DR9ko692n5E


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