It seems the only fix is replacing the lawmakers enacting this legislation. By Rick Jensen Your 9 year-old daughter runs out of a public swimming pool shower, crying because a 45 year-old naked man is lounging in the sauna, “full monty.” You call the police. The police arrest you for violating…
Forget for a few moments the left tried to play pin the tail on the right when the bombs first went off during the Boston Marathon. Ignore the fact that now those on the left are doing their darndest to make this about race instead of ideology. Some leftists – in their continued delusion – are…
Liberal hopes were dashed with the revelation that the Boston Marathon bombers were a couple of Chechen Muslim immigrants. The Left was so sure they had finally bagged the elusive Tea Party murderer! The bombings occurred in Boston on Tax Day. Surely, at long last, the opportunity to smear libertarians, small-government conservatives, anti-tax crusaders, and the whole hellish tri-corner hat crowd was at hand! ”Two plus two equals…?” Michael Moore burbled happily, retreating back into his copious shell of sub-human idiocy when the answer turned out to be “Islam.”
That’s how the junior member of the bombing team, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, explained his “outlook” on an Internet profile. Family and friends talk of the brothers growing more intensely involved in the stricter aspects of their religion over the past few years. The older brother, Tamerlan – named after a brutal Islamic conqueror from centuries past – seems to have led the way, with Dzhokar trotting after him like a “puppy.” Somewhere along the way, they became radicalized – a process that will be of great interest to investigators in the weeks ahead.
Substitute the Tea Party for Islam, and liberals would be hitting the floor in a swoon of ecstasy today, their every fantasy about the adversaries of Big Government joyously fulfilled. The Internet would groan beneath the weight of their blog posts and op-eds. And it’s not hard to imagine various officials of the Obama Administration egging them on, linking the bombers to everything from the defeat of gun-control legislation to sequestration. (Well, they’re already trying to connect the bombing to sequestration – at one point, Nancy Pelosi’s Threepio unit, Steny Hoyer, explicitly blamed the loss of life on those brutal sequester “cuts.” The difference is that the terrorists themselves would ostensibly have been inspired by sequestration, seeking to finish the work Republicans started by insisting on a 1.8 percent reduction in the growth of government spending instead of more tax hikes.)
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UPDATE: I’ve been running this search every day and the Statesman Journal is STILL SILENT as of today.
Twitter has been blazing with the #Gosnell awareness campaign, which is bringing attention to the hideous crimes of Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia, PA. I was browsing articles on Twitchy and came across this piece on the deafening lack of coverage at the venerable New York Times. I decided to head on over to the Statesman Journal webpage and do a little search of my own.
Here’s what my search for “Gosnell” yielded today (April 14, 2013)
Now some may ask “why would a newspaper in Salem, Oregon cover a murder trial in Pennsylvania?” That’s a good question however, the Statesman Journal is the only major newspaper published in the capital city, it is owned by Gannett, and it links to USA Today as it’s source for national news. So, perhaps the more troubling question is why didn’t my search yield any results from their national news affiliate?
All news starts out as “regional news”, but some events are so shocking that they transcend that status quickly and make the leap into national news. The Newtown school massacre, the Aurora theater massacre, and Super-storm Sandy were all regional tragedies that demanded national attention. The heinous crimes of Kermit Gosnell – and his murder trial – also have national significance and the massive amount of social media attention reflects that.
There are people in communities across the country who rely on their local newspapers to give them the news: local, state-wide, and national. Given that these papers are part of a larger food chain of information, my search query should have brought up some results.
We must act now to prevent Planned Parenthood from becoming more firmly entrenched in our school system. We must not have the nation’s largest promoter of promiscuity and teen age sex, and the nation’s largest abortion provider presented to our children as an educator, a community service organization, and a resource to meet their needs. Our children must be aware of this organization’s true nature, not have them presented as just another “agency” in our schools. Planned Parenthood must not be given access to our children in any form. In some school districts, they have even run clinics in the schools. We can’t let that happen here.
We are asking that the word be spread about what is going on. Post Salemschoolwatch.com on your Facebook page. E-mail your friends. Talk to your pastor. People need to be made aware of what is going on.
We would like every parent, every taxpayer, every community member to contact the school board and the superintendent to voice their opposition to Planned Parenthood’s presence in our schools.
We need people to show up at school board meetings.
Everyone should remain polite, but firm and insistent in communication with the district. We can’t take “no” for an answer.
Make it a special point to contact the Superintendent, the Chairperson of the School Board, and the Vice Chair Person of the school board, listed below.
Periodically check the website, salemschoolwatch.com for updates and information.
Don’t wait for “permission” to act. If you feel called to do something, then do it. But do keep in touch so we remain effective and aren’t duplicating efforts, or if you want to discuss an idea with someone.
A man who escaped communist Cuba gave an impassioned defense of the rights of his adopted country Friday, saying “only [his] death” will stop him from speaking out about freedom and the Second Amendment, which he says are one in the same.
Testifying in Salem, Oregon, on proposed gun control legislation, Manuel Martinez grew visibly emotional when describing all he has seen.
After describing how “malicious” individuals “masquerading as Democrats” came into power into power in Cuba in 1957, Martinez described how they went to work disarming the citizenry and established a bloody regime.
Read more and watch his powerful testimony here
Portland, Ore. – A math teacher at Benson High School in Portland has been placed on administrative leave for vocally opposing Planned Parenthood and abortion, and fears that he may be dismissed from his employment because of his beliefs. Bill Diss, who is also certified to teach college-level computer science to high school students, has taught at Benson High School for 11 years. He has been on paid leave since March 19th, and was informed that he has been recommended for dismissal before the 2014-2015 school year.
Diss had just finished teaching a class on the 19th – a Tuesday – and shortly after the students left the room he was informed that he was being immediately put on administrative leave “pending a recommendation to the superintendent that you be dismissed from your employment with Portland public schools for reasons that have been discussed with you.” He was given a brief moment to collect his things before being escorted from the building by police officers and told not to come back.
There is more to this story than meets the eye. Diss’ dismissal comes in the wake of a long-standing rivalry between Diss and the government-funded organization Planned Parenthood. Diss is a staunch Roman Catholic and pro-life advocate and claims a moral opposition to the organization and their positions on sex and abortion.
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H/T Gene Meier
Civil War General Ambrose Burnside was the first president of the National Rifle Association when it was founded in 1871 as a means to improve the marksmanship of union soldiers. Today, the NRA is undoubtedly the highest profile organization in America fighting to defend the Second Amendment rights…
Stephen Quinn, the senior diorama artist at the American Museum of Natural History, is retiring after nearly 40 years at the museum.
By JAMES BARRON
“I’m in my work clothes,” Stephen Christopher Quinn said as he smoothed a dark blue apron splotched with paint. “I’ve got to finish two murals by Friday.”
Standing in front of the buffalo diorama that he had restored, he meant to sound apologetic, but he sounded busy. He is the da Vinci of dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History, its Botticelli of birds, its Renoir of rhinoceroses. As the museum’s senior diorama artist, he has masterminded the scenes that make the crowds ooh and ahhh: the big blue whale, the huge coral reef, the gorillas beating their chests, the archaeopteryx, the acanthostega.
Those last two are in one of the fourth-floor dinosaur halls. You cannot mention the museum’s dioramas without mentioning its dinosaurs — in this case the archaeopteryx, a bird that bridged the evolutionary gap between dinosaurs that had feathers and latter-day birds. Or the acanthostega, an extinct creature that must have looked like a small alligator. It was one of the first to have distinct, recognizable limbs and hands with eight digits, if you counted them. Mr. Quinn, who is nothing if not precise, did.
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Note: Stephen Quinn is my uncle and I’m very proud of the work he has done! Kudos and Happy Retirement Uncle Deet Deet!