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Looks like Arizona’s immigration laws worked: Violent crime is down 2-3 times the national average, among other benefits.  Too bad the Democrats are trying to find more ways to buy votes from illegal aliens.

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Gambian President: We would ‘rather eat grass’ than accept homosexual behavior — The Obama administration would rather see poor people suffer than lose an opportunity to export oxymoronic “same-sex marriage.”  Hillary Clinton said that gay rights and human rights were “one and the same,” even though she and Obama are pro-abortion and ignore the rights of unborn humans.

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Ineptocracy — a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

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Hate crime: gay activists vandalize Mark Driscoll’s Mars Hill Church — I was glad to see the church respond so graciously.  The behavior of the gay activists is egged on by false teachers who label bible-believing churches like Mars Hill as the “worst of Christianity,” while hypocritically claiming to oppose the violence against them (what would you expect from such accomplished liars?).  Expect to see more of this.  False teachers demonize the real church (not that I’m a Driscoll fan) and fan the flames of hatred against Bible believers.

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It’s now been 3 full years since Senate Democrats last passed a budget — the title is the story.  If it was the Republicans you’d never hear the end of this, but I bet if you quizzed Democrats they wouldn’t even know about it.

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The hypocrisy of Sojourners and Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis is boundless.  They are pro-legalized abortion, yet are running a campaign saying that Christians must be the voice for poor & vulnerable people during the election.

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Illegal aliens have a nice tax $4.2b tax fraud scheme going — all with the help of your government.

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EPA Official’s ‘Philosophy’ On Oil Companies: ‘Crucify Them’ – Just As Romans Crucified Random Conquered Citizens — Yes, these are your tax dollars and leaders at work.  But they are really working to keep your fuel costs low . . . right?!  Hat tip: John

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) took to the Senate floor today to draw attention to a video of a top EPA official saying the EPA’s “philosophy” is to “crucify” and “make examples” of oil and gas companies – just as the Romans crucified random citizens in areas they conquered to ensure obedience.

Inhofe quoted a little-watched video from 2010 of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official, Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz, admitting that EPA’s “general philosophy” is to “crucify” and “make examples” of oil and gas companies.

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Too bad the media isn’t giving the same attention to the corrections on the George Zimmerman / Trayvon Martin case as they did to sensationalizing it:

Cut and dried. Case closed.

Then the white guy became a “white Hispanic.”

Then police reports about the injuries to the back of his head turned out to be true.

Then it turned out he never used a racial epithet in his 911 call.

And when he told the dispatcher, “He looks black,” it was in response to a direct question, not an indication of motive.

And when the dispatcher told him not to follow the kid, he said, “Okay.”

But other than that.

Now the original narrative just got even more “complicated,” which is what our moral, ethical, and intellectual superiors in the media always say when they’ve failed to dumb down an already-complicated situation. Reuters reports:

Cut and dried. Case closed.

Then the white guy became a “white Hispanic.”

Then police reports about the injuries to the back of his head turned out to be true.

Then it turned out he never used a racial epithet in his 911 call.

And when he told the dispatcher, “He looks black,” it was in response to a direct question, not an indication of motive.

And when the dispatcher told him not to follow the kid, he said, “Okay.”

But other than that.
But a more nuanced portrait of Zimmerman has emerged from a Reuters investigation into Zimmerman’s past and a series of incidents in the community in the months preceding the Martin shooting…

The 28-year-old insurance-fraud investigator comes from a deeply Catholic background and was taught in his early years to do right by those less fortunate. He was raised in a racially integrated household and himself has black roots through an Afro-Peruvian great-grandfather – the father of the maternal grandmother who helped raise him…

Though civil rights demonstrators have argued Zimmerman should not have prejudged Martin, one black neighbor of the Zimmermans said recent history should be taken into account.

“Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. I’m black, OK?” the woman said, declining to be identified because she anticipated backlash due to her race. She leaned in to look a reporter directly in the eyes. “There were black boys robbing houses in this neighborhood,” she said. “That’s why George was suspicious of Trayvon Martin.”

Guess she’s a racist too.

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Loosening of UK IVF laws causes spike in fatherless children — That is tragic that the utter selfishness of the lesbians will deliberately result in fatherless children. That’s even worse than gays and lesbians adopting, which is very bad.

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Have you ever wanted to be insulted by Martin Luther?  Check out this site.  He’d make a lousy member of the Emergent Church.  I need to borrow some of these for the false teachers I come across.  Just kidding!  Probably!

You are not a pious fraud, but an infernal, diabolical, antichristian fraud.

From Defense and Explanation of All the Articles, pg. 64 of Luther’s Works, Vol. 32

Even Lucifer was not guilty of so great a sacrilege in heaven, for he only presumed to be God’s equal. God help us!

From Defense and Explanation of All the Articles, pg. 81 of Luther’s Works, Vol. 32

The second one makes an interesting point.  False teachers and others who make gods in their own images are putting themselves above God in the cosmic organization chart. Satan “just” wanted to be equal.

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Great pro-life news: Arizona governor signs bill to protect unborn children after 20 weeks.  Pro-aborts will hate this, of course, because the next logical question is, “Why protect these innocent but unwanted human beings at 20 weeks but not 19?,” followed by, “Why protect these innocent but unwanted human beings at 19 weeks instead of 18?,” and so on.

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How did the Human Rights Campaign obtain confidential information from the IRS, and why are they allowed to use it against their political enemies?  The answer is that they are pro-LGBTQ and the media will gloss over what should be treated as a major scandal.  BTW, this is one of the most hypocritically and ironically named organizations in the world.  They are pro-abortion, which means they oppose the most basic human right, which is to be protected from destruction just because you are unwanted.

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Why is the media hiding the 7 race-related attacks that occurred last weekend in just one city?  Jesse, Al and the mainstream media should be convicted as accomplices.

One of the victims was 37-year-old Jacob Palasek. He was attacked on the street by a pack of black thugs who beat him with a chain and told him, “this is what you deserve you white piece of sh*t,” making it crystal clear that unlike George Zimmerman, they really were motivated by race.

Police told Palasek they believed the media’s Trayvon Martin hype inspired the attack. They also told him the perpetrators will not be punished in any meaningful way because they are only 17, the same age as the harmless darling Trayvon.

We no longer expect the national media to report stories that don’t fit the politically correct narrative, but local outlets used to cover them, even if with racial information carefully censored. However, at this point hiding the perpetrators’ race is the same as declaring it, so they have taken to pretending the events never happened.

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How is the GSA spending your money? — Even the mainstream media is picking up on this outrage.  I’m sure there was waste under President Bush as well.  I’m hoping that this helps people realize that we need conservative principles to have a hope of fixing this economy.  Romney was not one of my top choices, but he is far better than Obama.  I’m encouraged that he was actually talking about eliminating some agencies.  That’s what we need.  Anyone who things that agencies like this won’t be self-perpetuating and wasteful is naive.

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A powerful symbolic moment in a failed presidency” — The economy is so bad that the most powerful man in the world couldn’t find a job for one guy, even as a cheap publicity stunt.  Good thing for him that the mainstream media is ignoring this one.

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Antibiotic Resistance: Scratch Another “Proof” of Evolution (Which Was Never a Proof in the First Place Anyway)

Remember how you learned in tenth grade that evolution is a fact because bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics, and how evolutionists continue to proclaim this proof? Of course this evidence never explained how the bacteria could turn into a fish, or how the fish could turn into a giraffe. Nor did it explain how the bacteria evolved in the first place. The evidence didn’t even explain how the bacteria were able to respond so quickly to the antibiotics. Well if the whole argument wasn’t silly enough, now new research finds that drug resistance is actually an ancient trait because it was discovered in bacteria from an isolated cave in New Mexico, hundreds of yards underground.

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Ten Reasons to Walk Out April 20 on the Pro-Homosexual ‘Day of Silence’ — don’t let kids be used as tools to advance Satan’s agenda.

The Day of Silence is supposedly led by students, but actually led by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), which describes itself as “championing LGBT issues in K-12 education since 1990.” Did you catch that– “K through 12”? Younger and younger students are the target of this group. The younger, the better because they are easier to manipulate.

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Hat tip: Domestic Divapalooza

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Great progress on the pro-life front

Don’t let people convince you that political efforts aren’t making a difference in the pro-life movement.  Even with the most pro-abortion President ever, great gains have been made.  See Planned Parenthood of Arizona to stop abortions at seven clinics for an example:

Last week an Arizona appeals court lifted an injunction against Arizona’s 2009 Abortion Consent Act. There are four major components to the Act:

1. The abortionist must be the one reading the state-approved informed consent script, not a surrogate, and it must be 24 hours before the abortion.

2. Only doctors can abort, not nurses or midwives.

3. Aborting minors must bring a notarized parental consent form. Parents can now sue if their rights are violated.

4. Not only doctors, but also hospitals, pharmacies, and all health care professionals can opt out of committing abortions or providing emergency contraceptives for moral reasons.

No surprise, it was Planned Parenthood Arizona that originally sued for the injunction.

These look like pretty obvious controls that even pro-choicers should agree with, but they tips their hands that they are really pro-abortion when they oppose them.  Only a pro-abort would oppose parents knowing when their kids were going to have a serious surgery to kill their grandchild.  Excuses like “but the kids might get beat up by the parents” are meaningless.  Using that logic, teachers couldn’t send home bad grades, police couldn’t arrest kids, etc.

Also see some great news in Texas — Numerous Planned Parenthoods close in wake of new Texas law.  Thank-you, Rick Perry!

Why “soaking the rich” doesn’t work

They are remarkably waterproof.  Game the rules all you like and they will find ways around them, or just move their capital to an environment that isn’t so hostile to it.  Politicians endlessly create and exploit loopholes but arrogantly assume that no one else is as clever as they are and will do the same.

Driven by a combination of bad planning, a lack of understanding of  basic economics and plain old coveting*, California is now doomed to fail.

See Californians flee to red states at Haemet.

In the five-year period from 2005 to 2009, 870,000 people left California.  Most of them went to red states, like Arizona and Texas, wherein jobs are more plentiful, taxes are lower, and housing prices are lower.

Problematically for California, the type of people who leave a failing state are the ones that a state most needs.  The educated, the wealthy, and the ambitious are the ones who will pack up and move, taking their human capital, their assets, and their earning capacity to other states.  Most of the people who stay are the ones who need the strong and able to carry them.  California is on its way to a death spiral, wherein everything it will need to do will only exacerbate its problems.

This why we need simplified tax structures.  Yes, some will take advantage of them, but they always will.  Having a tax code multiple times the size of the Bible is doomed to fail.  It just increases bureaucracy and wastes money.  We also need to get rid of public-sector unions and radically cut back the welfare state.

* Remember that one?  It made the top 10 list.

Arizona update and the danger of false teachers

Not surprisingly, we got this update today: Judge: Ariz. shooting suspect mentally incompetent.  The guy was in no way influenced by Sarah Palin or any right-wing “extremists.”  He was a psycho that should have been institutionalized.  He loved the anti-Christian Zeitgeist movie.

But do you remember the reactions of the ghouls on the Left?  The bodies weren’t even cold but they read from the “we hate and fear Sarah Palin so she must be destroyed” playbook and blamed her.  They were completely unrepentant.  And ever since they have ignored countless examples of hate and violence from the Left.  Such consistency from the love and tolerance crowd!  Even when it was obvious that this guy wasn’t conservative, CNN and others still debated the issue as if Palin had some impact.

I wrote this at the time:

Waiting on retraction from false teacher on Giffords shooting . . .

Yeah, I know I’ll be waiting a long time, but technically it could happen.  Will false teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie retract his attacks on Sarah Palin in light of the facts that the shooter was most decidedly not a TEA partier?   See U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona; Supporter Of Health Care Reform (UPDATED) for the original ghoulish political opportunism, where the bodies weren’t even cold before the “reverend” used the deaths as a hit piece on Palin.

It turns out that the shooter was a liberal who doesn’t believe Jesus is the only way to salvation.  Hey, he’s got the same worldview as Chuck!

P.S. Will Chuck point out how the Daily Kos had a “target” piece on Giffords as well?  Of course not, as that wouldn’t fit in with his “we all need to be nicer — but mainly the Republicans” theme.

The shooter was a liberal whose fixation on Giffords appears to pre-date Palin’s arrival on the national scene.  Chuck must be so disappointed.

Still waiting . . .

Dear California, Thanks for the jobs! Love, Texas

Via Growing jobs big in Texas « Hot Air.

A month ago, California legislators trekked to Texas to visit all the new jobs that didn’t land in their own state to figure out what went wrong.

I could have saved them a trip: Stop being a wildly liberal state!  Get real conservative, real fast, and businesses will come back.  Become a Right to Work state, reduce taxes and regulatory burdens, etc.  Pretty basic stuff.

But that will never happen.  Good for Texas, bad for California.  The differences are enormous, especially considering that Texas and California share some significant problems — such as vast numbers of  illegal aliens.

According to BizJournals, a few dozen other states might want to make the same trip.  Over the last ten years, Texas has added more than 732,000 jobs net as the state withstood the worst recession in decades.  The next best state, Arizona, didn’t even make it into six figures:

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Of course, Washington DC ended up 7th on the job-growth list — thanks to the federal government’s expansion at the expense of the states.

Which state did worse?  Why, California, of course.  They even managed to outstrip Michigan, where the downturn in the auto industry and collapse of GM and Chrysler threw tens of thousands out of work.

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What do Texas, Utah, and Arizona all have in common?  They are all right-to-work states.  Among the top five states, only Washington does not have right-to-work laws allowing employees free choice whether to join unions.  Seven of the top ten job-growth states are right-to-work.

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A new report from South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint’s office shows that right-to-work states, or states which prohibit forced unionization and dues payments, are economically outperforming states without the worker protection.

According to DeMint’s study, right-to-work states enjoy more new residents, more new businesses, more new jobs, and faster income growth.

The study shows that more Americans are moving to right-to-work states, causing states that force unionization to lose seats in Congress.

Texas has also worked hard over the decade to lower regulatory burdens and taxes on job creators.  Rick Perry has made this one of his signature achievements, and he has repeatedly challenged other states to start competing with Texas on job creation.  They have a long way to go before they can dethrone the champion, it appears, and most of them haven’t yet started to take the Texas approach seriously — which is nowhere more true than in Washington DC and the Obama administration.

91% of Planned Parenthood clinics help hide statutory rapists

Listen to the audio and read the transcripts.

Here’s a sample from Sunnyvale, CA:

CALLER: It’s just, well my friend told me that since like I’m going to be 14 in March that you guys would actually have to tell my parents that I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend is 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about anything?

CLINIC: We wouldn’t contact your parents regardless of how old you are.

Can someone explain to me why these people aren’t in jail?  And why we’re even having to debate whether to keep funding Planned Parenthood?  Does it ever occur to people that Planned Parenthood uses some of the taxpayer money they receive to lobby for their taxpayer money?  And that if they break the law and hide statutory rapists then they might just lie about other things as well?

See Planned Parenthood Clinics Help Statutory Rapists Cover Their Tracks | RedState.

Planned Parenthood claims to support women’s health. Their institutional actions, though, indicate they support criminal activity that would harm a child. How? By facilitating abortions for children raped by adult men. Fully 91% of the abortion clinics contacted would help an underaged girl receive an abortion even when the clinic counselor knew the father was an adult male.

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Far from being champions for women, abortion mills exploit them–even the young and raped. They cover up the crimes of grown men to what end? To keep abortion an absolute “right”? To protect their business?

In the last year, we’ve seen abortion mills shut down due to deplorable conditions. We’ve seen women maimed and even killed. We’ve seen jars of baby body parts on shelves.

And from the Planned Parenthoods of America, we’ve seen obfuscation and straight up lying. No, they don’t perform mammograms. No, they don’t focus on preventative health for women.

What Planned Parenthood does do is make a lot of money aborting babies. And, it seems, they are willing to abort the babies of babies who were raped by adult men trying to get rid of the criminal evidence.

91% of Planned Parenthood clinics help hide statutory rapists

And false teachers like Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistributionWallis and Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie fight aggressively to keep Planned Parenthood fully funded with your taxes.

Listen to the audio and read the transcripts.

Here’s a sample from Sunnyvale, CA:

CALLER: It’s just, well my friend told me that since like I’m going to be 14 in March that you guys would actually have to tell my parents that I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend is 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about anything?

CLINIC: We wouldn’t contact your parents regardless of how old you are.

Can someone explain to me why these people aren’t in jail?  And why we’re even having to debate whether to keep funding Planned Parenthood?  Does it ever occur to people that Planned Parenthood uses some of the taxpayer money they receive to lobby for their taxpayer money?  And that if they break the law and hide statutory rapists then they might just lie about other things as well?

See Planned Parenthood Clinics Help Statutory Rapists Cover Their Tracks | RedState.

Planned Parenthood claims to support women’s health. Their institutional actions, though, indicate they support criminal activity that would harm a child. How? By facilitating abortions for children raped by adult men. Fully 91% of the abortion clinics contacted would help an underaged girl receive an abortion even when the clinic counselor knew the father was an adult male.

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Far from being champions for women, abortion mills exploit them–even the young and raped. They cover up the crimes of grown men to what end? To keep abortion an absolute “right”? To protect their business?

In the last year, we’ve seen abortion mills shut down due to deplorable conditions. We’ve seen women maimed and even killed. We’ve seen jars of baby body parts on shelves.

And from the Planned Parenthoods of America, we’ve seen obfuscation and straight up lying. No, they don’t perform mammograms. No, they don’t focus on preventative health for women.

What Planned Parenthood does do is make a lot of money aborting babies. And, it seems, they are willing to abort the babies of babies who were raped by adult men trying to get rid of the criminal evidence.

 

Arizona bans racial & sex-selection abortions

Great news, and great tactics by the pro-lifers who made this happen.  Some cynics think elections don’t count when it comes to the issue of life.

Pro-life Republican Governor Jan Brewer has signed into law Arizona’s ban on racial and sex-selective abortion, a law which is a national first. Lawmakers are also sending to the governor another bill that bans “telemed” abortions as part of an expanded informed consent law.

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The law requires doctors to obtain an affidavit that the abortion is not sought for racial or sex-selective reasons.

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The measure was opposed by Planned Parenthood. “This law creates a highly unusual requirement that women state publicly their reason for choosing to terminate a pregnancy — a private decision they already made with their physician, partner and family,” Bryan Howard, chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood of Arizona, said in a statement.

via Arizona Gov. signs nation’s first ban on racial/sex-selective abortions | LifeSiteNews.com.

I’m not naive.  I know Planned Parenthood will coach people to check the “Other” box on the “Why do you want to destroy this unwanted human being?” question.  And you can trust PP to keep secrets: They won’t even let you know if your 13 yr. old daughter is pregnant by a 25 yr. old guy.  They hate this law because it points to the humanity of the unborn.  These aren’t blobs of tissue or parasites, these are human beings whose DNA had their features — including sex and skin color — mapped out at conception.

This type of law may help those coerced to have these abortions.  Gender-selection abortions are the ultimate misogyny, killing females for the sole reason that they are female.  They are very common in Indian and Chinese cultures (those countries have gender imbalances numbering in the tens of millions).

WI Governor proposes that union members pay a small portion of their retirement and health care; “civil” Liberals cry for his murder

Update: A good list of questions for the teachers.  Despite their Helen Lovejoy impersonation (“Won’t somebody please think about the children?!”) it is obvious who they are really thinking about.

The teachers, says reader Tom, keep claiming that it’s all “for the kids” yet their actions here prove that the kids are last on the list as teachers worry more about safeguarding their unions, their high salaries and lucrative benefits.

So if the teachers care about the children, why are they:

  • With Schools Closed, special meals for kids have stopped. Aren’t leftists all worried about feeding poor kids? Do kids have to starve while teachers involve themselves in political rallies?
  • Many kids whose parents work will now be home alone while parents are at work. Why don’t these leftists care that kids are dangerously unsupervised?
  • Many low income families rely on after school programs to help their children. Now this help has been closed by the actions of leftist protestors.
  • Other families are now losing pay as they have working family members that are now staying home because their kids are not in school. This hurts families.
  • All the days that have been missed will now have to be made up at the end of the year and this will cost the schools even more to stay open more days. These extra days will also disrupt families.
  • Did the kids taken from schools to attend the protests last week have parental permission slips filled out? Why did the unions and teachers put the kids safety at risk just to benefit their own salary and benefits?
  • If teachers are claiming that they are all about service to the community, why don’t we just pay them what we pay our soldiers? They shouldn’t mind that, right?
  • If government is the solution to all America’s ills and the supporter of kids, how is it that teachers shutting down state government and Democrats running away to other states to hideout is helping fulfill that charge?

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These are just Twitter feeds.  They don’t begin to capture the hatred from the rallies in Wisconsin.  This is what happens when people get entitlements: They get vicious when someone tries to take away even part of them.

Just like in Ohio, the irrationality and immaturity of the pro-union crowd is astounding.

Where is the “civility” crowd now?  Is this all Sarah Palin’s fault?  Why are Presidents Bush (41) and Clinton doing a civility gig in Arizona when those shootings had nothing to do with political discourse?

Hat tip: Lone Wolf Archer