Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly’s organization Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS) raised $11 million for gun control efforts over the past four months.
ARS says the money was raised from 53,000 different donors. What hasn’t been explained is whether the bulk of the money came from major donors like New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other infamous anti-gun advocates.
To date, ARS has used some of the money to run ads against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), both of whom voted against gun control in the Senate on April 17. ARS also run “thank you ads” for Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Kay Hagan (D-NC), all of whom voted for gun control.
ARS has retained the bulk of the funds it has gathered to help counter the NRA when gun control comes up for another vote.
ARS membership is 336,000. NRA membership is 5,000,000.
According to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, this campaign commercial on the Benghazi scandal was ready to go last year, but Mitt Romney squelched it because he wanted to focus on the economy. A colossal mistake by Romney!
Congressman Paul Gosar issued this statement after participating in yesterday’s hearing on the Obama Administration’s Benghazi scandal:
“If we do not hold the Obama Administration accountable for their egregious failures, Benghazi will happen again. Today’s hearing demands further investigation into this attack; as new information shattered the Obama Administration’s lies surrounding Benghazi.”
“Today, the State Department’s Mr. Hicks told me directly that the administration’s statements and misrepresentations hurt U.S. credibility in Libya and shamed the government we are trying to support.”
Rep. Gosar continued, “I will not stop until we are confident we know all we can to prevent future tragic events similar to Benghazi and the rotten political spin that followed.”
In his Front Page article “The Muslim Student Association and the Boston Terrorist Connection,” Daniel Greenfield chronicles the radical role of Muslim Student Associations on America’s tax-funded public university campuses. He also tells us the University of Arizona, in Tucson, helped educate the co-founder of Al Qaeda, definitely not good billboard advertising fodder for UA. And student clubs like the MSAs are funded by your tax dollars.
Al-Awlaki wasn’t even the highest ranking Al Qaeda leader to have been an MSA president. That honor went to Wa’el Hamza Julaidan, a co-founder of Al Qaeda and MSA president at the University of Arizona. The highest profile MSA president to have gone down was MSA national President Abdurahman Alamoudi, currently serving out a 23-year prison sentence.
Both the national and the local Muslim Students Association groups had long histories of being involved in terrorism, of raising money for terrorists and of promoting terrorism. Nor was the Dartmouth MSA a moderate oasis in a sea of radicalism. Not only were the Dartmouth MSA officers taking sides in the religious war consuming Syria, but Charles C. Johnson found that the Dartmouth MSA “routinely advertises speeches and seminars taught by radical imams.”
The MSA’s track record in turning out terrorists is indisputable. As are its links to imams and sheiks who preach Jihad. Maybe Dzhokhar Tsarnaev never did more than take part in MSA soccer games alongside MSA officers and did not absorb any of their views. Perhaps he never attended an MSA-sponsored lecture by an imam or sheik who discussed the finer points of which infidels you can kill. But considering the MSA’s murderous track record, it is far more likely that he did.
The Dartmouth MSA was eager to associate with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev when he was only a terrorist in training, but is now just as eager to write him off as a soccer buddy. But Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the MSA shared more than an interest in soccer. They also shared an interest in Jihad.
From the congressional hearing underway on the Obama Administration cover-up of the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the Benghazi, Libya compound …
Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar (Republican) asks Gregory Hicks, the No. 2 man at the Benghazi compound in Libya, to respond to Hillary Clinton’s angry outburst “what does it matter?” Clinton, former secretary of state, made those angry remarks in stonewalling a previous congressional hearing into the Obama Administration’s refusal to acknowledge the terrorist attack and its insistence that the attack resulted from an anti-Muslim video.
Hicks said it does matter, contradicting Clinton’s outrageous claim. Another congressman who spoke to the families of the murdered Americans said it matters strongly to them.
Three whistleblowers are testifying on what happened during the terrorist attack, despite Obama Administration lawyers telling them not to cooperate with Congress. They have been subjected to attacks on their job performance, by the Obama Administration, since they came out as whistleblowers. Hicks was demoted in defiance of federal laws protecting whistleblowers.
Hicks also said special forces personnel were “furious” over being told to stand down during the attack.
Republican congressmen are attempting to find out from the whistleblowers what happened. Democrats are trying to detour the inquiry by complaining about funding issues. These assertions have been sufficiently refuted.
Breitbart.com reports 5 top take-aways:
1. . Two “stand-down” orders were given while the Benghazi attacks were in progress.
2. The “protest” about a YouTube video was a complete fabrication by the Obama administration.
3. Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s lawyer at the State Department, told witnesses not to speak to House investigators.
4. The diplomatic personnel on the ground acted with incredible, unheralded heroism.
5. Democrats came to rebut the eyewitnesses with talking points.
Arizona is home to 23 Indian tribes. If you drive on most of the reservations, you will find a carpet of broken liquor bottles lining the roads. You’ll find unemployment, poorly maintained communities, despair and broken families. The purpose for raising these points is not to belittle Indians, but to point out the root cause of this depressing story – socialism.
The system dominating Indian reservations in Arizona as well as other states is, according to Phoenix Seminary theologian Wayne Grudem, author of “Politics According to the Bible,” a “broken, failed system that traps most Native Americans in perpetual poverty and perpetual alienation from the rest of American society.” That is an apt description of socialism’s end results.
Reservation land is owned by the tribes and managed by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. No one is allowed to own land, and no one has responsibility for any land. So there is no incentive for anyone to use the land for economic development.
Grudem writes: “The lack of personal property rights is highly significant, because the study of economic development in world history shows that the key to economic growth among any people in any part of the world is enabling individuals to be able to obtain clearly documented ownership to their own property.”
Private ownership of land encourages land owners to care for, improve and develop their land. That’s how the economy grows and flourishes. It’s how people escape poverty – by gaining employment, developing opportunities and feeding and clothing their families.
“But unless a system of private ownership of property can be instituted, American tribes will simply continue trapping their people in poverty forever,” Grudem wrote.
Native Americans overwhelmingly vote in support of the champions of socialism – the Democratic Party. In the 2012 presidential election, President Barack Obama – advancing the socialist tradition of Democrat presidents Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson and Bill Clinton — won 75 percent of the Native American vote in swing states. Mitt Romney won only Pennsylvania among Indian voters.
Yet what has this blind support gained the 4.3 million Native Americans in America?
Generational poverty; 32 percent living below poverty level
Unemployment 2.5 times the national rate
Alcoholism death rate seven times the national average; an estimated 75 percent of suicides, 80 percent of homicides and 65 percent of motor vehicle deaths among Native Americans involve alcohol
54-percent high school graduation rate
80 percent of fourth-graders unable to read proficiently
Higher rates of child abuse and battered women
These are just a few of the tragic consequences of a socialistic system that has never been able to justify itself in America’s – and Arizona’s – pockets of poverty.
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Details on how Dr. Kermit Gosnell dispatched babies who survived late term abortions by “snipping their spinal cords” are as grisly as any contemporary “slasher film.” Unfortunately, the practice of disposing of such survivors by abortionists is not unusual.
Dr. Cesare Santangelo of Washington, D.C. was caught in an undercover video reassuring a prospective abortion procurer that “even if the fetus comes out alive we would not help it.” At Dr. Emily Women’s Health Center in New York City abortion survivors are drowned in “jars of solutions.”
National Abortion Federation President Vicki Saporta says “Gosnell’s main problem is his own incompetence. If the job is done right the fetus is killed before it gets outside the mother’s body. When there are no survivors there are no ‘gray areas’ where the appropriate actions are ambiguous.”
Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Adora Slaughter expressed consternation that “this whole Gosnell thing and now these undercover videos may muddle our thinking on this critical issue. Let’s not forget that the whole point of an abortion is to prevent a woman from giving birth to a child she does not want. That objective isn’t changed if the procedure doesn’t go as planned. Those who believe that just because a baby somehow escapes being terminated he should then be helped would inflict the burdens of rearing this child on an unwilling victim.”
Slaughter rejected contentions that abortionists are serial killers insisting instead that “they are trained professionals providing a highly desired service that is completely legal. The analogy that they are ‘hired hitmen’ is entirely inappropriate. Hitmen commit illegal killings for pay. That’s the crucial difference.”
Obamacare “Train Wreck” GOP’s Fault, Reid Says
Indications that President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), his signature legislative accomplishment, is turning into a fiasco of major proportions has Democrats uneasy.
A man instrumental in its enactment, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont), labeled it a “train wreck. The implementation is a total shambles. It’s as if Secretary Sebelius has no idea of what she’s doing. She’s been quick to ensure that everyone is entitled to abortion coverage, but how the average person is supposed to cope with unforeseen medical contingencies is up in the air. On top of this, employers across the nation are cutting employees hours in order to evade their responsibility to pay for health insurance.”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) laid the blame squarely on the GOP. “We did our part to create this new entitlement, it’s the Republicans’ turn to step up and vote for the funding needed to finance it,” Reid said.
That funding is needed contradicts the original script of the Democrats’ case for the legislation. It was supposed to be self-financing. It was supposed to save money. Neither of which now seems to be true. In fact, projections now show that the cost of health insurance is set to increase by 25% to 50% under the law.
While the rising costs of Obamacare is now the consensus view, the contention that it will improve health care also received some disconcerting contrary news. A study of the federal Medicaid program in Oregon revealed that while spending rose by 35% for eligible recipients, health outcomes did not improve. In the 18-month period studied, participants fared no better than non-participants.
Based on this study’s results, Avik Roy, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute called it “unethical to take money from taxpayers to fund a program that doesn’t improve health outcomes.”
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius disagreed. “Health outcomes aren’t the only metric with which we are concerned,” Sebelius asserted. “Taking money from those who have more than they need and spending it on those who have less is, in itself, a worthy goal. Just because a person is poor is no good reason for him to be denied the opportunity to have money spent on his behalf regardless of whether it does any good.”
AG Declares Kansas Gun Law “Null and Void”
In a bid to protect the state’s right to determine the laws that apply within its borders, the Kansas legislature enacted a law barring any federal intervention against Second Amendment rights in their state. Under the Kansas law, guns manufactured and sold within the state to residents who keep the guns within the state are immune to federal interference.
Not so says US Attorney General Eric Holder. “This state’s naked attempt to assert so-called Tenth Amendment prerogatives has no standing,” Holder insisted. “The notion that powers not expressly delegated to the federal government by the Constitution are somehow reserved to the states has been defunct since the Roosevelt Administration.”
“Despite what Governor Brownback and his legislature may think, federal laws and regulations override any and all state actions,” Holder continued. “Just because the manufacture, sale, and ownership of a gun may occur totally within the boundaries of a state is a meaningless distinction.”
Harvard Constitutional scholar, Professor Chester Cringely, came down strongly on Holder’s side on the issue. “While the plain language of the Constitution seems to say that powers not explicitly granted to the federal government are reserved to the states this is not how the Court has read the document,” Cringely observed. “If federal regulations can penalize a farmer for growing and consuming his crop on his own land, as the Court decided they could in Wickard v. Filburn, they certainly can penalize those involved in firearms transactions and use even if all parties and all actions take place solely within one state. As the law stands now, states can only do what the federal government allows them to do. Governors who defy the Feds do so at their own risk.”
Global Warming Will Force More Women into Prostitution
Representative Barbara Lee (D-Calif) warns that global warming will lead to an increase in sex-for-pay. As Lees sees it, higher temperatures will force women to wear skimpier clothing in an effort to endure the heat. More scantily clad women will induce more men to approach them with indecent propositions. The persistence of horny men and the lure of easy cash will be irresistible.
Lee admitted that she wasn’t sure what could be done to avert this calamity, but thought that “we ought to be looking at possible options. Do we enforce a stricter dress code like some religions do? Do we make it illegal for men to approach women who are strangers to them? Do we invest in giant cooling fans for areas with heavy pedestrian traffic? I don’t know. What I do know is that we can’t sit by and do nothing.”
Former President Bill Clinton urged that “we not go off half-cocked. The implications of warmer temperatures aren’t all bad. There are real material savings to be had if we could all dress more lightly. I don’t know if there is anything we can really do to significantly affect global climate. Maybe we should just try to acclimate ourselves to a warmer Earth. Perhaps we could decriminalize prostitution. Is there any good reason why paying for sexual services should be illegal anyway? It’s a voluntary transaction, a so-called crime, but one without a real victim.”
Congressional Inquiry into Benghazi Called a “Waste of Time”
Press Secretary Jay Carney called Congressional intentions to probe into the attack on the Benghazi Consulate a “waste of time. Whatever happened was so long ago that I doubt if anyone can clearly remember it.”
House Oversight and Foreign Affairs Committee leaders complaints that the administration is impeding their investigation were rebuffed by Secretary of State John Kerry. “I am not familiar with this notion that anybody’s been blocked from testifying,” Kerry offered. He did, however acknowledge that certain employees “may have been advised of the risks. Even if you tell the truth your reputation can still be trashed. Look what happened to Linda Tripp. Then there’s always the possibility that you could be financially ruined by legal expenses stemming from what you say. Even a successful defense can drain your bank account.”
Attorney Victoria Toensing represents a whistle-blower who’s testimony she says has been blocked by the Obama Administration. “Their contention is that knowledge of what occurred during the attack is a ‘state secret’ that I’m not cleared to hear,” Toensing complained.
“All governments have secrets that must be protected from prying eyes,” Kerry explained. “The American people have elected a President and he has installed officials who are entrusted with determining what information will be revealed and what will be withheld from public knowledge. Everyone needs to simmer down and let us do this job.”
“If people are determined to point the finger at anyone it should probably be at Woods and Smith,” Kerry suggested. “I wasn’t here at the time, but as I have been briefed, Administration officials were working behind the scenes trying to arrange a peaceful prisoner exchange when these two guys started shooting. If they hadn’t butted in we could’ve swapped Omar Abdel Rahman for Ambassador Stephens and no one would’ve died.”
California Dems Move Bill to Allow Non-citizens to Serve on Juries
The California Assembly voted out a bill that would allow resident aliens to serve on juries. “Why not?” asked sponsor Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont). “We already allow them the privilege of voting. Why shouldn’t they have to bear the drudgery of jury duty?”
Critics who think the move is unConstitutional were disabused by US Attorney General Eric Holder who pointed out that “the manner of elections is a state prerogative unless the federal government chooses to intervene. I see no reason for intervention in this instance. Aliens are subject to the same laws as citizens. Playing a role in the adjudication of cases under these laws strikes me as supremely equitable.”
A Satirical Look at Recent News
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“Today, we face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.”
“We MUST vigorously support the continuing efforts to expose pathologically anti-gay, Islamaphobic, and rabidly intolerant agitators for what they are: die-hard enemies of the United States Constitution. Monsters, one and all. To do anything less would be to roll out a red carpet to those who would usher in a blood-drenched, draconian era of persecutions, nationalistic militarism, and superstitious theocracy.”
— Mikey Weinstein, hateful, anti-Christian extremist, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, supporter of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which inspired Floyd Corkins to try to murder the staff at Family Research Council in Washington, D.C.
Let these words sink in.
These are some of the angriest, most vulgar and vile, and certainly some of the most hateful remarks ever directed at American Christians. American Christians serving in the military, risking their lives for liberty, by the way.
These are among the most hateful, disgusting, incendiary remarks we’ve ever seen. And Barack Obama’s military leaders agree with them. Breitbart.com reported this week that Weinstein will be a consultant to the Pentagon to develop new policies on religious tolerance, including a policy for court-martialing military chaplains who share the Christian Gospel during spiritual counseling of American troops.
That created such an uproar that the government backtracked and toned down its anti-Christian threat.
But do not let down your guard. The times are ominous and the hour is late. The persecution of the Church is in a full sprint. And President Obama — the most radical and antagonistic president ever, against religious freedom — is encouraging it.
This latest outrage is not surfacing in a vacuum. Recently it was learned that a U.S. Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief identified “Evangelical Christianity” and “Catholicism” as examples of “religious extremism” like al-Qaida, Hamas, and the Klu Klux Klan.
Col. (Ret.) Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, said: “Men and women of faith who have served the Army faithfully for centuries shouldn’t be likened to those who have regularly threatened the peace and security of the United States. It is dishonorable for any U.S. military entity to allow this type of wrongheaded characterization. It also appears that some military entities are using definitions of ‘hate’ and ‘extreme’ from the lists of anti-Christian political organizations. That violates the apolitical stance appropriate for the military.”
These troubling developments are reminders that the so-called “progressive movement” represents anything but progress. Progressivism — as Democrats define it — is taking America backward, coursening the culture, spreading hate and fascism. They have no intention of competing fairly in the marketplace of ideas, preferring instead to lie, demonize, and destroy their opponents as “enemies.” It’s part of the politics of destruction, a hideous practice all too characteristic of the Clinton and Obama administrationws.
PHOENIX – State Representative Steve Montenegro (LD13), today asked State Senator Michele Reagan (Scottsdale RINO) to denounce and retract attacks made by her campaign consultants that introduced ethnicity into a debate over the voting rights of all Arizonans.
“I was one of several lawmakers who voiced objections to several pieces of legislation that would take power from the citizens of Arizona and give it to the judiciary or the secretary of state. In our objections we made no mention of Senator Reagan and our objections were in no way related to the race or ethnicity of any group of voters. To the contrary, the bills trample the rights of every voter and each and every voter is equally deserving of protection.”
“I was saddened that I alone, of all of the signers of the letter, was singled out for attacks by Senator Reagan’s campaign. Far worse was that I was accused of “Pandering to Hispanics”. Senator Reagan’s campaign team is clearly eager to begin a contest that does not even exist yet, but introducing race or ethnicity where it doesn¹t belong is the ugliest form of political mudslinging. I am not sking for an apology. After defending our conservative values for the last five years I have developed some pretty thick skin. But these types of attacks demean the process, insult the voters, and illustrate why our Republican Party still has a long way to go if we are to appeal to every Arizonan.”
Montenegro asked Reagan to have her campaign retract their attacks and to promise that any potential campaign would be waged on the issues and the records and positions held by the candidates in the race, rather than on racial or ethnic stereotypes or attacks.
There were several tweets from Kyle Moyer & Company that targeted Montenegro including one from Chris Tolino, a consultant with that firm that contained the inappropriate attack.